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‘Saltburn’ Bumps ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’ to Its U.K. Chart Peak

“Murder on the Dancefloor” (via Polydor) is killing it in the U.K., where Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s 2001 pop number returns to its peak position.

Powered by its sync in Emerald Fennell’s dark feature film Saltburn, Ellis-Bextor’s solo hit rebounds 8-2, equaling its best position set more than 22 years ago.

According to the Official Charts Company, “Murder On The Dancefloor” doubles its highest-ever streaming week in the U.K. to date, accumulating 4.7 million streams over the seven-day cycle.

The Saltburn effect can be seen further down the list as Mason and Princess Superstar’s “Perfect (Exceeder)” (Armada), which also appears in the film, vaults 40-26. The mashup cut originally peaked at No. 3 in 2006.

Another movie is having an influence on the U.K. top 40. Natasha Bedingfield’s breakthrough “Unwritten” (Phonogenic) bounces to No. 24 on the tally, published Friday, Jan. 12 — for its first stint in the top 40 in almost 20 years. “Unwritten” originally peaked at No. 6 in 2004, but writes a new chapter in its chart journey thanks to its use in Will Gluck’s rom-com Anyone But You.

The top new entry on the latest Official U.K. Singles Chart is Liam Gallagher and John Squire’s collaboration “Just Another Rainbow” (Warner Records), new at No. 16. It’s Gallagher’s highest-charting solo single yet and the sixth top 40 for the former Oasis and Beady Eye frontman. “Rainbow” is the first top 40 effort for Squire, guitarist with the enigmatic Manchester band The Stone Roses.

British rockers Bring Me The Horizon bag an eighth top 40 appearance with “Kool-Aid” (RCA), new at No. 21. It’s the Sheffield, England outfit’s highest appearance on the weekly tally since 2014’s “Drown” floated to No. 17.

Also, Drake’s “Practice” (Cash Money/Republic Records) cracks the top 40, some 13 years after its release. Originally appearing on Drizzy’s 2011 album Take Care, “Practice” debuts at No. 27 after igniting a new viral trend on TikTok. That effort lifts the Canadian hip-hop star’s career top 40 tally to a whopping 91.

At the top of the tally, Noah Kahan’s “Stick Season” (Republic Records) snags a second consecutive week at No. 1.

The leader at the midweek stage, “Stick Season” was the U.K.’s most-streamed track last week, with 7.5 million streams plays, the OCC reports.

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