In a singles chart dominated by existing hits, one of the new hits in the Billboard top 40 was Kanye West’s “Only One” (Def Jam/Universal), featuring Paul McCartney. The first of what is billed as a number of collaborations between the pair was released exclusively by iTunes for one week on New Year’s Day. It entered the U.K. chart at No. 24, on only three days of download sales. It’s McCartney’s first top 40 singles appearance since “Dance Tonight” in 2007 and highest since “Jenny Wren” in 2005.

The other new hit of the week was “Wish You Were Mine” (3 Beat/All Around The World/Universal) by Nottingham-based DJ newcomer Philip George. The 21-year-old, who was working two part-time jobs until only three weeks ago, debuted at No. 2 with the house track, which is based around a sample of Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour.”
(Billboard)