Sam Smith’s ‘Bond’ Theme Tops U.K. Charts
Sam Smith’s new James Bond theme has shot to top of the U.K. pop charts. “Writing’s On The Wall” has made history by becoming the first 007 theme to reach number one in the U.K. after achieving combined chart sales and streams of 70,000 copies.
Previously, Adele’s “Skyfall” and Duran Duran’s “View To A Kill” reached number two on the countdown. Thrilled Smith said, “This is a special moment I’ll never forget. I couldn’t have done this without my fans.” The “Stay With Me” singer will premiere the video for his new Bond theme on Global James Bond Day on Monday. Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?” slipped to two, while “Locked Away” by R City featuring Adam Levine came in at three. Disclosure’s new album Caracal took over at the top of the album chart, ahead of Music Complete by New Order and David Gilmour’s Rattle That Lock, which topped the countdown last week. Every Open Eye by Churches and I Cry When I Laugh by Jess Glynne round out the new top five.