It happened with ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’, ‘Missing You’ and ‘All Fired Up’, and it looks likely to happen with ’30 Days’ as well – The Saturdays are embroiled in a tight race for Number 1, with the midweek numbers, on the face of it, being “too close to call”.
Rita Ora’s ‘R.I.P.’ is at No. 1 still, but there are just 5,000 copies separating her from both The Sats at No. 2 and Carly Rae Jepsen at No. 3.
’30 Days’ shot to the top of the iTunes charts on Sunday as an E.P., but has only peaked at (and since drifted from) No. 6 on the single-track rankings. Their dedicated fanbase have, as ever, rushed to buy it on its first few days of sale, but sadly it looks like it will lose momentum as the week goes on rather than gain it.
It was Flo Rida who beat them to the top with both ‘JCGE’ in 2009 and ‘Missing You’ in 2010 (they made amends by having him guest-rap on ‘Higher’, which probably would have been No. 1 if it was the Headlines EP’s lead single), and Pixie Lott who overtook ‘All Fired Up’ last September with ‘All About Tonight’.
’30 Days’ is nowhere near as strong as the rest of the girls’ back catalogue, but regardless of how far it drifts down the chart as the week goes on, it’s encouraging that, at a time when they can’t get an album into the Top 20, they can still at least get off to a strong start with their singles.