Last week, the U.K. singles chart was still ruled by Christmas singles, as most of the spots on the tally were owned by tunes the public only listens to when the weather turns cold. Now, just one frame later, they’re all gone, and it’s back to business as usual. Hitmakers and movie soundtracks are taking over, and there are plenty of familiar favorites that find their way back to the list of the biggest songs in the nation.

Here’s a look at five of the most important moves on this week’s U.K. singles chart.

No. 1 – Adele – “Easy on Me”

Of the dozen weeks Adele’s “Easy on Me” has spent on the U.K. singles chart, eight of them have been at No. 1. This frame, the musician’s latest ruler leaps from No. 38 all the way to the peak position. It was pushed further and further down by surging Christmas smashes for the past several turns, but now that the seasonal favorites are gone, Adele is free to rule once again.

No. 4 – Adassa, Mauro Castillo, Rhenzy Feliz & Carolina Gaitán – “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”

Adele’s 30-something spot jump is impressive, but it doesn’t compare to the vault the track that sits at No. 4 managed. “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” which has turned out to be the breakout hit from the Encanto movie soundtrack, rockets from No. 66 to No. 4. The tune debuted only last week, and it could continue to climb in the coming frames.

No. 12 – Ed Sheeran – “Bad Habits”

As holiday hits fall off the U.K. singles chart, dozens of songs find their way back to the weekly ranking of the most-consumed tunes in the nation. In fact, the majority of the spots on the 100-rung tally are filled with returning champions, with Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” leading the pack. The former chart champion reappears at No. 12, settling in right behind his other two successful cuts, “Shivers” (No. 10) and “Overpass Graffiti” (No. 11). 

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No. 64 – Andrew Garfield, Joshua Henry, Vanessa Hudgens & Alexandra Shipp – “30/90”

Netflix’s NFLX Tick, Tick… Boom! wasn’t a huge success on the streaming service, but the music from the film adaptation of the musical is catching on. One tune from the title’s soundtrack, a song named “30/90,” debuts on this week’s U.K. singles chart at No. 64. Credited as vocalists on the cut are Andrew Garfield, Joshua Henry, Vanessa Hudgens and Alexandra Shipp, with most of those artists earning their first hit single in the country.

No. 72 – Alesso & Katy Perry – “When I’m Gone”

After a relatively quiet 2021, Katy Perry is back with her first chart hit of the new year. The pop singer joined electronic producer Alesso on his single “When I’m Gone,” which is billed as a joint track. Seemingly based largely off of her popularity, the tune opens at No. 72, and with any luck, it could climb as the weeks progress.

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