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Sunday, December 24, 2006

X-Factor Ho Leona Lewis Unwraps A Christmas #1

And so, a second year ends with the winner of X-Factor topping the official U.K. singles chart. This time around it's Leona Lewis (or, just "Leona" as the single cover touts), with her rendition of "A Moment Like This." Some may recall that "A Moment Like This" was first a #1 hit in the U.S. late in the summer of 2002, after first-season American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson made it famous.

This causes the end of Take That's one-month reign with comeback single "Patience," though their album, Beautiful World, retains its top position. And McFly's eleventh single, "Sorry's Not Good Enough," enters at #3, becoming only their fifth time to miss out on a #1. Just below them, Girls Aloud's lame cover of "I Think We're Alone Now" becomes their seventh single in a row to miss out on topping the British chart, after initially starting out with a string of high-charting hits. It's been over two years since their last #1, and you'd think by now they'd realize that life got cold.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "A Moment Like This" - Leona Lewis *1 week* *new*
2. "Patience" - Take That
3. "Sorry's Not Good Enough" - McFly *new*
4. "I Think We're Alone Now" - Girls Aloud *new*
5. "Truly Madly Deeply" - Cascada
6. "Fairytale Of New York" - The Pogues
7. "21st Century Christmas/Move It" - Cliff Richard
8. "Boogie 2Nite" - Booty Luv
9. "Smack That" - Akon feat. Eminem
10. "You Know My Name" - Chris Cornell

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4 Comments:

  • At 2:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    For the Girls Aloud single, is getting the #4 position good or bad? Cause I thought getting in the top ten means that the single is a hit. I'm not from the UK so I don't what's considered a hit, and what is not.

     
  • At 6:43 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    mcfly and girls aloud actually did pretty good, because christmas week in england is traditionally the strongest sales week of the year, and no one was gonna beat whoever won the x factor with whatever song. So for girls to get a top five hit off a pretty good selling album and mcfly to go top three was actually pretty darn aces! Hurrah, etc.

     
  • At 12:18 PM, Blogger Static&Silent said…

    Not sure I agree about the McFly and Girls Aloud comments. Most of McFly's #1s have been pretty meaningless - going straight in at the top only to fall to nearly outside the top ten a week later.

    The I Think We're Alone Now cover is lame yes, but with their GH doing so well, I think Girls Aloud are probably more popular than they've ever been and I get the feeling they'll outlast McFly.

     
  • At 7:08 PM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    Maybe for Christmas Girls Aloud can give McFly a wicked, scorching STD.

     

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