Ellie slays the UK charts while 'Applause' stands at No.11

Ellie Goulding could be on course for her first ever Number 1 single this weekend, the OfficialCharts.com can reveal.

The 26-year-old singer/songwriter from Herefordshire looks set to knock reigning chart queen Miley Cyrus’ We Can’t Stop off the top spot with her new single, Burn. The track, which is taken from the forthcoming deluxe edition of her latest album, Halcyon, is currently outselling its closest competitor, Avicii’s Wake Me Up (Number 2) by almost two copies to one.

Should Ellie maintain her current lead, Burn will be her highest charting single to date; her cover of Elton John’s Your Song peaked at Number 2 on the Official Singles Chart in 2010. However, the Lady Gaga pop machine has started up and is thundering its way towards the Top 10 with new single Applause after only a few hours on sale, so anything could feasibly happen between now and Sunday.

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