Matt Cardle holds at No1 on the final Singles Chart of the year with ‘When We Collide’, and in the process he claims the top-selling single of 2010 in Ireland despite being on release for only eighteen days. During this brief period he has amassed nearly 100,000 sales, placing him fifth in the modern rankings (post 1990) – behind Elton John (Candle In the Wind), Bill Whelan (Riverdance) , Six (Whole Lot Of Loving Going On) and Mark McCabe (Maniac 2000).
The Rubberbandits take a third week at No2 behind Matt Cardle with ‘Horse Outside’, and are rewarded with the No3 single of the year (behind Jedward’s ‘Under Pressure’ at No2 in the 2010 rankings). With The Top 3 static over the Christmas period, Rihanna is a non-mover at No3 with ‘What’s My Name’ (feat. Drake). By way of consolation, however, she features at No4 and No5 in the annual chart with ‘Love The Way You Lie’ (with Eminem) and ‘Only Girl (In the World)’.
After debuting at No2 on the Album Chart six weeks ago, Rihanna finally climbs to the top this week with ‘Loud’ – her second No1 on this chart following ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ which reached the top in July 2007 and again in January 2008. Take That slip to No2 after two weeks on top with ‘Progress, one place ahead of non-mover ‘Science & Faith’ from The Script at No3. On the Chart of 2010, however, it’s The Script who land at No1, ahead of Take That at No2.