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Saturday 21 April 2018

Ariana Grande's One Last Time sees chart surge after Manchester re-release

The majority of the song’s proceeds will go to the We Love Manchester fund.

By Joe Nerssessian

Ariana Grande’s One Last Time has surged in the charts after being re-released in a fundraising drive for victims of the Manchester Arena attack.

The track, originally released in 2014, reached a new peak of second in the Official Singles Chart less than a week after its reissue as a charity single.

It achieved 2.9 million streams and 61,000 downloads as it finished the week just behind Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber’s Despacito.

The majority of proceeds from the release will go to the Red Cross’ We Love Manchester fund, which was also the focus of Ariana’s benefit concert in the city last weekend.

Meanwhile, the unofficial anthem of the tragedy, Oasis’ Don’t Look Back In Anger, has returned to the top 40 for the first time in 21 years as it climbed to 25.

In the album charts, Ed Sheeran’s Divide returns to the top spot as it overtakes the 50th anniversary reissue of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Roger Waters’ politically-charged solo album Is This The Life We Really Want lands at third while Dua Lipa’s eponymous debut release comes in at fifth behind Rag’N'Bone Man’s Human but ahead of Alt-J’s latest record Relaxer.

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