X Factor’s Alexandra Burke stays top to claim 2008’s biggest single

Plus the biggest albums of the year and all tonight's (Dec 28) chart news

‘X Factor’ winner Alexandra Burke has held on at the top of the UK Singles Chart tonight (December 28) to claim the last Number One of 2008.

The singer remains top with her cover of Leonard Cohen‘s ‘Hallelujah’. The track has also been crowned the biggest selling song of 2008, finishing ahead of the likes of Duffy and Katy Perry.

The top ten singles of 2008 were:


1. Alexandra Burke – ‘Hallelujah’

2. X Factor Finalists – ‘Hero’

3. Duffy – ‘Mercy’

4. Katy Perry – ‘I Kissed A Girl’

5. Nickelback – ‘Rockstar’

6. Estelle Ft Kanye West – ‘American Boy’


7. Kings Of Leon – ‘Sex On Fire’

8. Basshunter ft DJ Mental Theo – ‘Now You’re Gone’

9. Madonna ft Justin Timberlake – ‘4 Minutes’

10. Sam Sparro – ‘Black And Gold’

Duffy‘s ‘Rockferry’ was the biggest selling album of 2008, ahead of Take That‘s ‘The Circus’ and Kings Of Leon‘s ‘Only By The Night’.

The top ten albums of 2008 of were:

1. Duffy – ‘Rockferry’

2. Take That – ‘The Circus’

3. Kings Of Leon – ‘Only By The Night’

4. Leona Lewis – ‘Spirit’

5. Coldplay – ‘Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends’

6. Rihanna – ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’

7. The Killers – ‘Day And Age’

8. Girls Aloud – ‘Out Of Control’

9. Pink – ‘Funhouse’

10. Scouting For Girls – ‘Scouting For Girls’

Take That meanwhile remain top of tonight’s album chart, while in the singles countdown the ‘Hallelujah’ One/Two has ended with Leona Lewis rising to Number Two with ‘Run’, while Jeff Buckley has dropped to Number Seven.

The UK Top Ten singles tonight are:

1. Alexandra Burke – ‘Hallelujah’

2. Leona Lewis – ‘Run’

3. Beyonce – ‘If I Were A Boy’

4. James Morrison/Nelly Furtado – ‘Broken Strings’

5. Kings Of Leon – ‘Use Somebody’

6. Take That – ‘Greatest Day’

7. Jeff Buckley – ‘Hallelujah’

8. Geraldine – ‘Once Upon A Christmas Song’

9. Katy Perry – ‘Hot ‘N’ Cold’

10. The Killers – ‘Human’