Harry Styles battles The K***s for Jubilee number one
Harry Styles is set to do battle with punk rockers The K***s for the Jubilee weekend number one spot.
Styles has currently spent eight weeks atop the UK Singles Chart with his hit As It Was from his latest album Harry's House.
As It Was is already the longest tenured number one of 2022 and based on tracking by the Official Charts Company looks set to remain on top for a ninth consecutive week.
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However, he does have some surprising competition from punk rockers The K***s and their single Prince Andrew is a Sweaty N****.
The band's previous two singles Boris Johnson is a C*** and Boris Johnson is STILL a F****** C*** both reached the top five of the singles chart when they were released in 2020 and 2021.
They are attempting to land a number one single on the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend with a song that targets her son, Prince Andrew.
Andrew stepped down from royal duties last year in the wake of a civil lawsuit brought against him in the US that accused him of sexual assault. He settled the case out of court in February.
The prince has also been criticised for his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and convicted child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell.
Andrew vehemently denies any wrongdoing.
The song is centred around the children's nursery rhyme The Grand Old Duke of York and features the lyrics: “The grand old Duke of York / He said he didn’t sweat / So why did he pay 12 million quid / To a girl he’d never met?”
Other contenders for the top spot on the UK Singles Chart for the jubilee weekend include Lizzo and her new song About Damn Time, Ed Sheeran with 2Step and Cat Burns' viral hit Go.
Alfie Boe has said the British national anthem would “wipe the floor” with the Sex Pistols in a chart battle ahead of the Platinum Jubilee.
The tenor, 48, has teamed up with soprano Sarah Brightman, 61, to release a version of God Save The Queen, featuring the NHS Voices of Care Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, in celebration of the milestone.
The Sex Pistols, meanwhile, have reissued their once-banned punk rock song, which shares its title with the national anthem, in physical form, which could prompt a boost in sales.
The group released their anti-authoritarian hit in 1977 to mark the silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, and it was banned by the BBC. Neither release looks set to trouble the charts.
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