X Factor winner, Joe McElderry finally got his #1.
The X Factor winner Joe McElderry has taken the Number One spot in the UK singles chart for the New Year tonight (December 27).
McElderry comfortably beat last week’s (December 20) chart topper Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing In The Name’, which had claimed the Christmas Number One spot thanks to a Facebook campaign against Simon Cowell.
His song ‘The Climb’ has since sold 196, 000 copies in the last week, beating ‘Killing In The Name’ by over 130, 000.
I’m not surprised the momentum dissipated quickly for the “Killing in the Name of Love” campaign, once it successfully messed with X Factor’s 4 year Christmas #1 winning streak. The feat was pretty remarkable for a 17 year old song.
While I enjoy “sticking it to the man” as much as anybody, Joe seems like a sweet bloke. I’m kinda glad he got his #1 eventually.
Joe is now set to compete for the biggest selling single of the year, which will be announced on January 2. 650, 000 copies of ‘The Climb’ have been sold so far.
I’m sure Joe’s New Year’s #1 was happy news for X Factor creator and producer, Simon Cowell, currently vacationing in the Caribbean. (Seriously Simon? Put those away!)