Number one charts spot for One Direction with 'One Way or Another'
Monday 25 February 2013
Boyband One Direction crashed in at the top of the singles charts with their cover of Blondie's "One Way Or Another".
The X Factor created popsters knocked last week's number one, "I Could Be The One", by Avicii vs Nicky Romero into fifth spot.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's "Thrift Shop" was unmoved at number two in this week's charts while Baauer's "Harlem Shake", the song behind the latest internet dance craze, remained at Number Three.
The song has clocked up millions of listens on YouTube through thousands of "meme" parody videos.
The biggest climber, after his appearance at The Brit Awards, was Ben Howard with the stirring "Only Love".
Last week the single was in 190th spot but now finds itself at number nine after he wowed the audience with it last week.
The Devon-based singer-songwriter, who landed gongs for British Breakthrough Act and British Male Solo Artist, also saw his 2011 album Every Kingdom rocket to number four from 46th position, according to the Official Charts Company.
Another high climber benefiting from The Brits effect was Justin Timberlake who saw his single Mirrors dazzle, jumping from 28th to number four after he performed the hit at the awards ceremony.
Emeli Sande found herself return to the top of the album charts after also taking the Brit Awards by storm.
Sande, who won Best British Female and Best Album, could hear the clatter of the tills ringing as Our Version Of Events rose from third to number one.
Second place belonged to folksters Mumford and Sons' Babel ahead of new entry Push The Sky Away from Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds.
Grace Dent on TV The Secret Life of the Pub is sexist, ageist and a breath of fresh air
Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
tv Singer could become the most unlikely star of Westeros
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Woman 'suffocates newborn baby in plastic bag and puts it in her desk minutes after giving birth'
- 2 I've been called an abusive and dangerous parent, when all I did was listen to my transgender child
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 4 Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
- 5 Chinese student carries disabled friend to school every day for three years
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove