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This Week on the UK Official Charts: 5 July

July 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…

Elvis Presley – “An American Trilogy” was at #9 in 1972

Chart date: 02 July 1972 – 08 July 1972

Paul Simon – “Take Me To The Mardi Gras” was at #9 in 1973

Chart date: 01 July 1973 – 07 July 1973

Johnny Nash – “Tears on my Pillow” was at #1 in 1975

Chart date: 06 July 1975 – 12 July 1975

Cyndi Lauper – “Time After Time” was at #4 in 1984

Chart date: 01 July 1984 – 07 July 1984

Eurythmics – “There Must Be An Angel” was at #10 in 1985

Chart date: 07 July 1985 – 13 July 1985

Mariah Carey – “I’ll Be There” was at #2 in 1995

Chart date: 05 July 1992 – 11 July 1992

Baddiel, Skinner & Lightning Seeds – “Three Lions” was at #4 in 1998

Chart date: 05 July 1998 – 11 July 1998

Whitney Houston – “My Love is Your Love” was at #3 in 1999

Chart date: 04 July 1999 – 10 July 1999

Usher – “U Remind Me” was at #3 in 2001

Chart date: 01 July 2001 – 07 July 2001

Beyoncé – “Crazy In Love” was at #1 in 2003

Chart date: 06 July 2003 – 12 July 2003

George Michael – “Flawless” was at #8 in 2004

Chart date: 04 July 2004 – 10 July 2004

Usher – “Burn” was at #1 in 2004

Chart date: 04 July 2004 – 10 July 2004

Shakira – “Hips Don’t Lie” was at #1 in 2006

Chart date: 02 July 2006 – 08 July 2006

Beyoncé – “Best Thing I Never Had” was at #3 in 2011

Chart date: 03 July 2011 – 09 July 2011

Sia – “Chandelier” was at #6 in 2014

Chart date: 06 July 2014 – 12 July 2014

Ella Henderson – “Ghost” was at #2 in 2014

Chart date: 06 July 2014 – 12 July 2014

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