As expected the 20th anniversary release of Band Aid's 'Do They Know It's Christmas' storms into the singles chart at No1 with the highest first week's sales since Mickey Harte's 'We've Got The World' in May 2003.
This is the first time a song has topped the singles Chart 3 times - each time by a different line-up. Both Band Aid I (1984) and Band Aid II (1989) spent 5 weeks at the top of the chart. Destiny's Child's 'Lose My Breath' is relegated to this week's No2 position as Girls Aloud move up a place to No3 with 'I'll Stand By You'. Along with Band Aid 20 two other new releases make it into the Top 10 - Green Day at No9 with 'Boulevard Of Broken Dreams' and Jay-Z/Linkin Park at No10 with 'Numb/Encore'. U2 hold on to their lead at the top of the Albums chart this week with 'How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb' as Eminem's 'Encore' moves up a place to No2 knocking Britney Spears 'Greatest Hits' down to No3. Brian McFadden debuts at No6 with his first solo album 'Irish Son'.