CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY TO THE NME CHART

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'Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)' ends a three-week run at the top for Muse...

The Darkness may still have to contend with the POP IDOLS, but they’ve shot straight in at Number One on the NME CHART.

‘Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)’, their bid for the festive top spot, ends Muse‘s three-week reign at the top with ‘Hysteria’.

Elsewhere on the chart, Jarcrew are straight in at Number Seven with ‘Paris And The New Math’, while Iggy Pop and [a][/a] score a new entry at nine with ‘Kick It’.

This week’s chart runs:

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

2. Muse ‘Hysteria’

3. Million Dead ‘I Am The Party’

4. Franz Ferdinand ‘Take Me’

5. Radiohead ‘2+2=5’

6. The Rapture ‘Sister Saviour’

7. Jarcrew ‘Paris And The New Math’

8. Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Fortune Faded’

9. Peaches And Iggy Pop ‘Kick It’

10. The Cooper Temple Clause ‘Blind Pilots’

As ever, the NME Chart has been voted for by you. The rundown is hosted by Zane Lowe and broadcast every day on MTV2 at 7pm. To control next week’s countdown, log on to NMECHART.COM.