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Olly Murs' Troublemaker keeps Girls Aloud off Number 1

25/11/2012

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Olly Murs with the Official Number 1 Award

By Brand Barstein

Olly Murs proves that the switch from X Factor star to Xtra Factor host can be lucrative, as his Flo Rida-assisted new single Troublemaker goes straight in at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart.

The single has racked up an impressive sale of 121,000 copies in its first week, finishing well ahead of the much anticipated comeback single from Girls Aloud, in the process equaling their tally of four Number 1 singles.

Olly told OfficialCharts.com:

"Wow! My fourth number one single, I am so happy I can't even begin to tell you! Thanks so much to everyone who bought Troublemaker, I hope you all like the album too!"

Girls Aloud secure their 16th Top 5 hit with comeback charity single Something New, raising money for Children In Need, while One Directon drop two places to Number 3 with Little Things. Labrinth FT Emeli Sandé holds firm at Number 4 with Beneath Your Beautiful, while Alicia Keys scores her third Official Singles Chart Top 5 as a leading artist with new single Girl On Fire coming in at Number 5.

New Entries And Highest Climbers

In addition to Olly Murs, Girls Aloud and Alicia Keys, there are four new entries on this week’s Official Singles Chart.

Rudimental FT John Newman & Alex Clare land at Number 14 with Not Giving In, while new Official Albums Chart topper Rihanna is at Number 36 with her David Guetta collaboration Right Now.

Having made their entire back catalogue available on iTunes earlier this week, AC/DC return to the Official Singles Chart in style as Back In Black makes its chart debut 22 years after its initial release at Number 27, while Highway To Hell, which peaked at Number 56 in 1979, is at Number 40. A live version of the song went to Number 14 in 1992.

This week’s highest climber on the Official Singles Chart is DJ Fresh who leaps 15 places to Number 38 with Gold Dust boosted by Shy FX’s rework of the 2010 drum & bass hit.

The Official Singles Chart Top 10 is as follows:

1 TROUBLEMAKER OLLY MURS FT FLO RIDA
2 SOMETHING NEW GIRLS ALOUD
3 LITTLE THINGS ONE DIRECTION
4 BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL LABRINTH FT EMELI SANDE
5 GIRL ON FIRE ALICIA KEYS
6 GANGNAM STYLE PSY
7 THE POWER OF LOVE GABRIELLE APLIN
8 CANDY ROBBIE WILLIAMS
9 LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN BRUNO MARS
10 DIAMONDS RIHANNA

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