David Bowie’s comeback single ‘Where Are We Now’ could still be chart eligible in this Sunday’s charts.
The track which is currently resting at Number 1 in the iTunes chart is available for free when pre-ordering his forthcoming album The Next Day.
The Official Charts Company (OCC) have since said that sales of the single track do count towards the official Top 40 – if it achieves enough sales.
Their earlier statement read:
“Owing to chart rules which are agreed in partnership with UK record companies and retailers, data relating to the David Bowie single ‘Where Are We Now’ cannot currently be counted towards the official singles charts, as the release is linked to an album pre-order promotion and it is not possible to distinguish album sales from track sales from the retail data received.
“Should it become possible in the future for regular track sales to be distinguished from album pre-order incentive purchases, then these sales can be counted towards the chart.”
Where Are We Now? marks the singer’s first new release in over a decade and shot to the top of the download chart less than a day after its surprise release yesterday.
However according to the midweeks, Britney and will.i.am’s Scream And Shout look set to be this week’s number 1