McElderry joy at clinching No 1 spot
Monday 28 December 2009
Joe McElderry spoke of his delight after bouncing back from his Christmas charts heartache to clinch the New Year No 1.
After missing out on the festive top spot to Rage Against The Machine after a high profile internet campaign, the X Factor champion hit back by selling more than two-and-a-half times more copies than its rival last week.
The Climb sold 196,000 copies in its second week, compared with 69,000 copies shifted by Rage Against The Machine's Killing In The Name, which slipped to second spot.
Lady Gaga's Bad Romance held onto third spot, while Cheryl Cole - McElderry's mentor from the series - enjoyed another festive boost as her single, Three Words, climbed from seventh to fourth.
3OH!3, featuring Katie Perry, and Black Eyed Peas took fifth and sixth positions respectively with Starstrukk and Meet Me Halfway.
Journey, Rihanna, Robbie Williams and Kesha completed the top ten.
McElderry, on being told the news, said he was "so happy".
The South Shields teenager said: "I am so happy that the single is No.1. Thank you so much to everyone that has supported me, this had been the best Christmas ever and I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year."
In the album charts, Canadian crooner Michael Buble was celebrating as Crazy Love replaced Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream as the week's best-seller.
Black Eyed Peas came in at third, while The Fame by Lady Gaga held on to fourth.
JLS's debut album remained at five, ahead of Reality Killed the Video Star, by Robbie Williams.
elephant appealThe first 23 lots in our charity auction have now gone. But there are 22 more still up for grabs
Jennifer Lawrence attacks mass media again over body image
Paris charity auction staged to save the ancient city of Tyre
scienceScientists find the answer to a question that even puzzled Darwin
A very timely Great Train Robbery and a frantic 24 Hours in A&E among the highlights
Geoffrey Macnab: The Wolf of Wall Street's account of white-collar excess is A Rake’s Progress on steroids
arts + entsThe 'Friends' actor on his new role as campaigner on addiction issues
Arts & Ents blogs
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, film review
Brian Griffin returns: Cartoon dog back from the dead in Family Guy Christmas episode
Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber announces he's 'retiring from music'
Nymphomaniac, film review: 'Despite the surreal sex scenes this is a serious drama'
The Wolf of Wall Street, film review: 'A lurid, profanity bespattered movie'
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Fox News presenter tells viewers it is a 'fact' that both Jesus and Santa Claus are white
You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even 'imagine' overthrowing the Queen
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Fighting back: the woman giving a voice (and 49,999 others) to the victims of sexism - by giving an airing to their horror stories
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber announces he's 'retiring from music'
- 4 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile
- 5 Status: Wet - Woman walks off a pier while checking Facebook on her phone
- < Previous
- Next >