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This Week on the Official UK Chart: 30 August

August 31, 2021

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

Carole King – “It’s Too Late” was at #8 in 1971

Chart date: 29 August 1971 – 04 September 1971

Hold On Tight – “Electric Light Orchestra” was at #4 in 1981

Chart date: 30 August 1981 – 05 September 1981

George Michael – “Careless Whisper” was at #1 in 1984

Chart date: 26 August 1984 – 01 September 1984

Bonnie Tyler – “Holding Out For A Hero” was at #10 in 1985

Chart date: 01 September 1985 – 07 September 1985

Mariah Carey – “Dreamlover” was at #9 in 1993

Chart date: 29 August 1993 – 04 September 1993

Billy Joel – “The River of Dreams” was at #3 in 1993

Chart date: 29 August 1993 – 04 September 1993

Manic Street Preachers – “If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next” was at #1 in 1998

Chart date: 30 August 1998 – 05 September 1998

Kelly Clarkson – “Miss Independent” was at #6 in 2003

Chart date: 31 August 2003 – 06 September 2003

Natasha Bedingfield – “These Words” was at #1 in 2004

Chart date: 29 August 2004 – 04 September 2004

Beyoncé – “Deja Vu” was at #1 in 2006

Chart date: 27 August 2006 – 02 September 2006

Sean Kingston – “Beautiful Girls” was at #2 in 2007

Chart date: 26 August 2007 – 01 September 2007

Calvin Harris – “Feel So Close” was at #2 in 2011

Chart date: 28 August 2011 – 03 September 2011

Olly Murs – “Heart Skips A Beat” was at #1 in 2011

Chart date: 28 August 2011 – 03 September 2011

Rachel Platten – “Fight Song” was at #1 in 2015

Chart date: 28 August 2015 – 03 September 2015

The Chainsmokers – “Closer” was at #3 in 2016

Chart date: 26 August 2016 – 01 September 2016

Little Mix – “Reggaeton Lento” was at #7 in 2017

Chart date: 01 September 2017 – 07 September 2017

P!NK – “What About Us” was at #3 in 2017

Chart date: 01 September 2017 – 07 September 2017

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