Tuesday, December 26, 2006

UK Christmas Music Charts

As predicted, "X Factor" winner Leona Lewis (the UK's equivalent to "American Idol") has won the UK Christmas battle with her first single, a cover of "A Moment Like This." If that's a sign of the imagination Simon Cowell is going to use in creating her first album, he's going to squander the chance he has to create a world-beating artist. Presumably, it was just meant to link her to Kelly Clarkson (who was perhaps the biggest graduate of "Idol" though Carrie Underwood could lay claim to being at least her equal now). I love that the Pogues hit #6 with "Fairytale Of New York," the highest charting single that's actually about Christmas. And it's no surprise to see Take That on top of the Album charts. The UK singles top 10:

1. Leona Lewis -- A Moment Like This
2. Take That -- Patience
3. McFly -- Sorry's Not Good Enough
4. Girls Aloud -- I Think We're Alone Now
5. Cascada -- Truly Madly Deeply
6. Pogues -- Fairytale Of New York
7. Cliff Richard -- 21st Century Christmas/Move It
8. Booty Luv -- Boggie 2nite
9. Akon featuring Eminem -- Smack That
10. Chris Cornell -- You Know My Name

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