LEADING LIGHTS!

Will it be their only Christmas chart-topper?...

The final NME CHART of the year sees THE DARKNESS hold on to the top spot for a second week with ‘CHRISTMAS TIME (DON’T LET THE BELLS END)’.

The four-piece face stiff competition for the top spot on the official Christmas chart next week but will be delighted to know they are Christmas Number One with the NME.

The chart in full runs:

1: The Darkness – ‘Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)’

2: Ryan Adams – ‘So Alive’

3: Muse – ‘Hysteria’

4: Snow Patrol – ‘Run’

5: Franz Ferdinand – ‘Take Me Out’

6: Peaches & Iggy Pop – ‘Kick It’

7: Jarcrew – ‘Paris and The New Math’

8: The Von Bondies – ‘C’mon C’mon’

9: Million Dead – ‘I Am The Party’

10: Radiohead – 2&2=5’