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This Week on the UK Official Charts: 24 May

May 24, 2021

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

Johnny Cash – “A Thing Called Love” was at #7 in 1972

Chart date: 21 May 1972 – 27 May 1972

Bay City Rollers – “Shang-A-Lang” was at #2 in 1974

Chart date: 19 May 1974 – 25 May 1974

Adam Ant – “Goody Two Shoes” was at #2 in 1982

Chart date: 23 May 1982 – 29 May 1982

Wham! – “Bad Boys” was at #5 in 1983

Chart date: 22 May 1983 – 28 May 1983

Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” was at #2 in 1987

Chart date: 24 May 1987 – 30 May 1987

Celine Dion – “Only One Road” was at #8 in 1995

Chart date: 21 May 1995 – 27 May 1995

Justin Timberlake – “Rock Your Body” was at #2 in 2003

Chart date: 25 May 2003 – 31 May 2003

Aloe Blacc – “I Need a Dollar” was at #4 in 2011

Chart date: 22 May 2011 – 28 May 2011

Olly Murs – “Dear Darlin’” was at #9 in 2013

Chart date: 26 May 2013 – 01 June 2013

LunchMoney Lewis – “Bills” was at #3 in 2015

Chart date: 24 May 2015 – 30 May 2015

George Ezra – “Paradise” was at #8 in 2018

Chart date: 18 May 2018 – 24 May 2018

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