Sunday, December 04, 2011

UK Singles Chart, December 10, 2011

1.(NEW) Wishing on a Star - The X Factor Finalists (feat. JLS & One Direction)

For the fourth year in a row, the X Factor finalists have covered a song, released it as a charity single and hit #1. This year the track is "Wishing on a Star," originally released in 1978 by Rose Royce, the track hit #3. A 1993 cover by, appropriately, The Cover Girls, saw the song reach the top 10 in the US for the first time, although that version only peaked at #38 in the UK. Over covers include those by Jay-Z, Beyonce and Seal.

Two former X Factor acts get featured credit, giving JLS their sixth #1 hit and One Direction their second.

2.(2) Dance with Me Tonight - Olly Murs

Olly Murs holds at #2 on the singles chart but scores his first #1 album as In Case You Didn't Know tops the albums chart, fending off stiff competition from Michael Buble's Christmas album while knocking Rihanna off the top spot.

3.(1) We Found Love - Rihanna (feat. Calvin Harris)

Speaking of Rihanna, she's also knocked off the top spot of the singles chart, although she climbs to #1 on the airplay chart, ending the 11-week run at the top for Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera's "Moves Like Jagger."

8.(37) Who You Are - Jessie J

Nice jump this week for Jessie J's "Who You Are." The track reached #28 two weeks ago, which looked like its peak, but her performance of the song on X Factor re-energized it, sending it into the top 10. Thus "Who You Are" goes from being her album's lowest-charting single, the becoming its fourth to reach the top 10, even peaking above "Nobody's Perfect," which reached #9.

15.(43) Fight for You - Jason Derulo

Derulo scores his seventh top 40 hit. "Fight for You" gets its official release next week, which could possibly send it into the top 10 to become his sixth top 10 hit.

21.(NEW) Daddy - Emeli Sande (feat. Naughty Boy)

This is very disappointing. Sande's first solo single, "Heaven," hit #2 this summer. Then just recently she hit #1 on Professor Green's "Read All About It." "Daddy" is another great single, but it limps into the top 40 at #21. #21?! Really? She deserves better.

23.(47) Fairytale of New York - Pogues (feat. Kirsty MacColl)
27. (64) All I Want for Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey

They're baaaaaack!

28.(54) Love on Top - Beyonce

Beyonce scores her fourth top 40 hit from 4.

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