Chart Battle Royale: Beatles’ “Now And Then” faces tough competition from Jack Harlow and Dua Lipa
In a surprising twist, The Beatles are facing stiff competition for their coveted top spot on the UK singles charts. Their remastered track, “Now And Then,” which made history by reclaiming the number one position after 54 years, is under threat. American rapper and singer Jack Harlow’s new entry, “Lovin On Me,” has secured the second position, while London-born hitmaker Dua Lipa’s “Houdini” is closely trailing at number three, according to the midweek update from the Official Charts Company.
The Beatles, now holding the record for the longest gap between chart-toppers, reached number one in 1969 with “The Ballad Of John And Yoko.” “Now And Then” is a remastered version based on a private recording by John Lennon in the late 1970s, with contributions from surviving members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
The track’s journey spans five decades, involving efforts to isolate Lennon’s voice from the original recording. The release of The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes is expected to boost Olivia Rodrigo’s “Can’t Catch Me Now,” featured on the soundtrack, propelling it five places up to number 13. The battle for the top spot will unfold as music enthusiasts eagerly await the chart results, adding an extra layer of excitement to the UK music scene.