The Stone Roses set for first Top 10 single since 1994

Tom Odell and Rick Astley battling for No 1 album

The Stone Roses are set for their first Top 10 single for 23 years, with ‘Beautiful Thing’ at No 3 in the official midweek charts.

The band’s biggest hit was ‘Love Spreads’, which reached No 2 in 1994 and was kept from the top by Baby D’s ‘Let Me Be Your Fantasy’. Their other Top 10 hits were ‘Elephant Stone’ and ‘Fools Gold’, both of which reached No 8. Recent single ‘All For One’ reached No 17.

Drake’s nine-week run at No 1 with ‘One Dance’ looks set to end. Australian trio Cookin’ On 3 Burners originally released ‘This Girl’ in 2009, but French producer Kungs’ remix is likely to reach No 1 when the charts are confirmed on Friday.

Other Top 40 new entries are David Guetta’s Euro 2016 song ‘This One’s For You’, plus Dua Lipa, Beyonce, Tom Odell and Jonas Blue.

On the album chart, Tom Odell’s second album ‘Wrong Crowd’ is just 218 sales ahead of Rick Astley for No 1. ‘50’ is Astley’s first album since 2005’s ‘Portrait’ and would be his highest album chart position since his 1987 debut ‘Whenever You Need Somebody’ hit the top in 1987.

Paul McCartney’s compilation ‘Pure McCartney’ is new at No 3, with Rival Sons new at No 5. Other Top 40 new entries are due by Beverley Knight, Garbage, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Kaleo, The Beach Boys, Motorhead, Nick Jonas, Band Of Horses, Phil Collins, Van Morrison, Augustines and Spring King.