Following a sold out homecoming gig at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena on Thursday night, Sam Fender’s outstanding week is set to continue with the first single from his new album set to re-enter the UK charts on Friday evening.
Seventeen Going Under, from the album of the same name, was released in July and was the first of five singles to be released before the record which gave Fender his first UK Number One album in October.
The single remains in the UK charts and placed at number 43 last week before pushing up to 22 – the song’s highest position since the summer release – in the midweek singles chart for this week, and Fender is hoping for even more when the newest edition of the chart is announced this Friday.
For the final hours before the chart cutoff – where sales are calculated – at midnight on Friday morning, Fender and his team reduced the cost of the single to 59p as the singer announced on his Instagram story that the track was close to reaching the top 10.
On another post, the singer-songwriter said it is “wild to be a guitar band so near the top of the charts, especially at this time of the year.” This comes as a series of songs from Adele, Elton John and Taylor Swift are being pushed into the musical landscape, alongside the return of new and old festive songs to the charts.
If it is to happen, Seventeen Going Under would be the North Shields local’s first top ten single. Before the initial release of the track, he had never seen a song reach the coveted top 40.
How has Seventeen Going Under performed in the charts since the song’s release?
After the initial release and the 22nd placed spot it took on the opening week, Seventeen Going Under hit a lowest point of 70 in the singles charts, but the track has since returned to the top 40, coinciding with the release of the full album in addition to tour dates.
Where will the official UK singles chart be announced?
The UK singles chart will be announced on BBC Radio 1 from 4pm on Friday 19 November.