1. Heroes - The X Factor Finalists
Predictably, the X Factor Finalists are #1 this week with their charity single, "Heroes." You'll be forgiven for thinking this is a re-release of the X Factor Finalists' single from 2 years ago. That was "Hero," the remake of Mariah Carey's hit single; this is "Heroes," the remake of David Bowie's hit single. It's just as much of a snooze, and a real shame to see it at #1.
2. Your Song - Ellie Goulding
Another remake is in second place, although it's far better. Ellie Goulding's take on Elton John's "Your Song" is actually quite well done. Too bad it didn't beat X Factor to become her first #1 hit.
4. Thinking of Me - Olly Murs
Olly Murs' scores a second top 5 hit with his single single, "Thinking of Me," from his debut album, Olly Murs, out tomorrow. Like his recent #1 hit, "Please Don't Let Me Go," there's a bit of reggae flavor on this single. It's fine, but not as good as his last.
9. Make You Feel My Love - Adele
"Make You Feel My Love" returns to the top 10 yet again. This is its third week there. The song is threatening to overshadow the fact that Adele is gearing up to release her second album soon, although I imagine once X Factor is done in a few weeks everyone will forget about this.
10. What's My Name - Rihanna (feat. Drake)
With her recent #1 hit, "Only Girl," still in the top 10, Rihanna climbs 8 spots to #10 with her new single, "What's My Name," which becomes her 15th top 10 hit.
25. Do It Like a Dude - Jessie J.
Introducing Jessie J, British singer/songwriter who's generated some buzz for this first single. She's had some success as a songwriter, including co-writing Miley Cyrus's "Party in the USA."
33. More - Usher
Having scored a couple hits earlier this year by throwing in a decent dance beat, Usher keeps the tempo up on this new single. It was a bonus track on the original release of Raymond v. Raymond and also appears on the deluxe version that includes the Versus tracks.
37. Doncamatic - Gorillaz (feat. Daley)
Both of Gorillaz' first two albums had several top 10 hits, but their third, Plastic Beach, released earlier this year, failed to even score a top 40 single. Now the album is being re-released with this one additional track, a pretty decent tune, finally giving the album a top 40 hit, albeit a pretty small one.
40. Better than Today - Kylie Minogue
Kylie debuts at #40 with "Better than Today." Hopefully it will climb over the next couple of weeks. It's the Australian pop singer's 46th top 40 hit, third from her album Aphrodite.
Coldplay - Christmas Lights (Dec. 1)
Pet Shop Boys - Together
Mark Ronson & the Business Intl (feat. Boy George) - Somebody to Love Me
James Blake - Limit to Your Love
Alesha Dixon - Radio
Michael Jackson (feat. Akon) - Hold My Hand
Willow - Whip My Hair
Flo Rida - Turn Around (5,4,3,2,1)
Nelly Furtado - Night Is Young
Joe McElderry - Someone Wake Me Up
Kylie Minogue - Better than Today
Manic Street Preachers (feat. Ian McCulloch) – Some Kind Of Nothingness
Kings of Leon - Pyro
Shontelle - Perfect Nightmare
Robyn - Indestructible
Freemasons (feat. Wynter Gordon) - BelieverPlan B - Love Goes Down
KT Tunstall - Fade Like a Shadow
Eric Prydz (feat. Jan Burton) - Niton (The Reason)
Sandi Thom - The House of the Rising Sun
Maroon 5 - Give a Little More
Paolo Nutini - Coming Up Easy
X Factor Winner
Shakira (feat. Dizzee Rascal) - Loca
Cee Lo Green - It's Okay
Rumer (feat. Burt Bacharach) - Some Lovers/Alfie
Eva Cassidy - Silent Night
Katy B (feat. Ms. Dynamite) - Lights On
Usher - More
N-Dubz - Girls
Bryn Terfel & Bing Crosby - White Christmas
Alicia Keys - Wait 'til You See My Smile/Unthinkable (I'm Ready)
George Michael - December Song 2010: I Dreamed of Christmas