The most prestigious Number 1 of the year is the Christmas Number 1 and for the 6th time since its invention it is an X Factor winner’s song that tops the chart.
This year’s winner of the 11th series of the X Factor is 29 year old Ben Haenow who comes from Croyden ,England and the song chosen for him to sing is the One Republic Album track from their 2013 Album ‘Native’ called ‘Something I Need’. The song was never released as a single in the UK or America but was Number 1 in Poland, Number 5 in Austria and Number 6 in Australia last year, some of the lyrics of the original have been changed presumably to make Haenows version more family friendly. This song becomes the 38th different Number 1 single of 2014.
Dropping 1 place to Number 2 is Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars with ‘Uptown Funk’ and also down one to Number 3 is ‘Thinking Out Loud’ from Ed Sheeran. There are 4 new entries this week and the 2nd highest is at Number 4 for Olly Murs ft Demi Lovato with the song ‘Up’, it is the 2nd single release from his 4th Album ‘Never Been Better’, the 1st release ‘Wrapped Up’ is still on the chart at Number 12. As well as being a singer Demi Lovato is also an American actress, she came to prominence in 2008 after appearing in the Disney Channel television film ‘Camp Rock’. In the UK she has charted 7 times, 5 as lead artist and twice this year as featured artist when coincidently she also reached Number 4 with The Vamps on their song ‘Somebody To You’.
The 3rd new entry on the Christmas chart is at Number 5 for The Wealdstone Raider with ‘Got No Fans’, The Wealdstone Raider whose real name is Gordon hill is an English internet celebrity who supports the football team Wealdstone FC. He first came to attention when a video of him heckling opposing supporters of Whitehawk FC went viral, The Daily Mirror have got behind him in an attempt to get the Christmas Number 1, all profits from the single will go to charities including Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The final new entry this week is at Number 14 for Gorgon City ft Jennifer Hudson with ‘Go All Night’, this is the 4th single release from their debut Album ‘Sirens’ and also their 4th top 20 hit this year, ‘Ready For Love’ being the most successful (Number 4). Jennifer Hudson rose to prominence in 2004 as a finalist on the 3rd season of American Idol, in the UK she has had 3 hits as lead artist the most successful being ‘Spotlight’ (Number 11)in 2008.
As always enjoy the music.