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This Week on the Official UK Chart: 6 September

September 6, 2021

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

George Michael – “Careless Whisper” was at #2 in 1984

Chart date: 09 September 1984 – 15 September 1984

Bonnie Tyler – “Holding Out For A Hero” was at #2 in 1985

Chart date: 08 September 1985 – 14 September 1985

Billy Joel – “The River of Dreams” was at #4 in 1993

Chart date: 05 September 1993 – 11 September 1993

Fugees – “Ready or Not” was at #2 in 1996

Chart date: 08 September 1996 – 14 September 1996

Mariah Carey – “Honey” was at #8 in 1997

Chart date: 07 September 1997 – 13 September 1997

Manic Street Preachers – “If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next” was at #5 in 1998

Chart date: 06 September 1998 – 12 September 1998

Justin Timberlake – “Sexyback” was at #1 in 2006

Chart date: 03 September 2006 – 09 September 2006

Kings of Leon – “Sex On Fire” was at #6 in 2009

Chart date: 06 September 2009 – 12 September 2009

Little Mix – “Wings” was at #1 in 2012

Chart date: 02 September 2012 – 08 September 2012

The Script – “Superheroes” was at #3 in 2014

Chart date: 07 September 2014 – 13 September 2014

The Chainsmokers – “Closer” was at #1 in 2016

Chart date: 02 September 2016 – 08 September 2016

George Ezra – “Shotgun” was at #3 in 2018

Chart date: 07 September 2018 – 13 September 2018

Calvin Harris – “Promises” was at #1 in 2018

Chart date: 07 September 2018 – 13 September 2018

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