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Take That's album sold an dame dash 10 rules of datingcopies last week to bring its total sales to 1.

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Take That remained at the top of the albums chart with Progress. It's nuts, crackers and crazy. History[ edit ] The official UK Singles Chart began in after appearing in the New Musical Express ; [5] the positions of all songs are based on week end sale totals from Sunday to Saturday untilthen from Friday to Thursday.

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Michael Jackson's Michael entered the chart in fourth place, sellingcopies. The Rivals contestants released the top three singles on the Christmas chart.

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Rage Against The Machine, whose song " Killing in the Name " achieved the Christmas number one in17 years after the song's original release Year. His eventual total ofcopies sold in six days was a record weekly total for a non-charity release this year, it added.

He beat Liverpudlian singer Rebecca Ferguson and teen group One Direction into matt cardle christmas single girl and third place. The Spice Girls later equalled the record of having three consecutive Christmas number ones, from to This trend began when Popstars: On two occasions, andthey had both the Christmas number one and the number two, the only act to have achieved this.

These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image caption Matt Cardle set a record for weekly non-charity single sales this year X Factor winner Matt Cardle has scored this year's Christmas number one with his debut single, When We Collide.

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Singles by X Factor winners have had a stranglehold on the Christmas charts in recent years - a run which was ended last year when an online anti-X Factor campaign helped get Rage Against the Machine to number one.

A Facebook group was also set up to encourage fans to buy the original version of Cardle's song - called Many Of Horror, by Biffy Clyro - instead of the X Factor winner's. Cardle soldcopies to see off competition from a number of Facebook-led campaigns, Rihanna Ft Drake, and the original version of his own single.

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To think that many people have supported me and bought the record is absolutely mind blowing," he said. However according to the OCC, Cardle's track sold almostcopies in its first two days on sale, more than three times the sales of its nearest rival, Rihanna Ft Drake, which ended up the week sellingMillions watched win Only Helping Haiti - withsales in February - has sold more in a week this year.

More than 17 million viewers tuned in to see Cardle crowned the winner of the ITV talent show last Sunday. Paul McCartney has been top eight times with various acts.

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The second biggest artist album, Rihanna's Loud, soldin second, followed by Michael Buble's Crazy Love in third onBob Geldofcreator of charity supergroup Band Aid who were Christmas number one in three different incarnations " Bohemian Rhapsody ", by Queenreached the number one slot twice, in and Cliff Richardwho reached the number one slot at Christmas four times The Spice Girls had three consecutive Christmas number ones in the s.

That sold about 40, copies to finish eighth in the chart. Inthe X Factor single was so much of a prohibitive favourite for number one that bookmakers started taking bets on which song would be the " Christmas Number Two " instead.

Similar campaigns were organised this year to get other songs to the top spot including Surfin' Bird by s US rock band The Trashmen and a 4'33" track of silence from Cage Against the Machine.

Cardle said he hadn't believed he would even make it as far as the live shows in the X Factor, much less win the competition and then take his single to number one.