Alexandra Burke starts 2009 holding on at the top of this week’s Singles Chart for a third week as the girls grab the Top 3 with Beyoncé moving up to No2 from last week’s No3 with ‘If I Were A Boy’ and Leona Lewis taking ‘Run’ back up 4 places to No3. Katy Perry also turns round as ‘Hot ‘N’ Cold’ climbs from No17 to No5.
This week’s highest new entry is Lady Gaga ft. Colby O’Donis which enters the Chart at No11 with ‘Just Dance’ on download only - a week ahead of the physical release. The Album Chart too sees no change at the top as Take That’ ‘The Circus’ get a fifth week at the top followed by Leona Lewis’ ‘Spirit’ up a place to No2 and The Priest’s down a place at No3. This week also sees the publication of the 2008 Annual Charts. Sharon Shannon & Mundy take the No1 spot on the Singles Chart with ‘The Galway Girl’ having had five weeks at No1 in April/May while Alexandra Burke’s ‘Hallelujah’ comes in at No2. Despite only having spent one week at No1 Flo Rida ft. T-Pain’s ‘Low’ takes the No3 spot on the year end chart having spent 31 weeks in the Top 50. Basshunter & DJ Mental Theo’s Bazzheadz January hit ‘Now You’re Gone’ enters the Chart at No4 while Katy Perry’s ‘I Kissed A Girl’ completes the Top 5 of the year. The 2008 Album Chart is topped by The Kings Of Leon with their fourth album ‘Only By The Night’ closely followed at No2 by The Script’s debut self titled release. Leona Lewis’ ‘Spirit’ takes the No3 spot , Take That’s ‘The Circus’ is in at No4 and The Priests ‘The Priests’ slips in at No5. Having achieved seven weeks at No1 – the most of any album in 2008 – Coldplay ‘s ‘Viva La Vida Or Death & All His Friends’ finishes the year at No6.