Peter Kay wins battle of ‘X Factor’ in the UK singles chart

Keane replace Oasis at summit of album countdown

Comedian Peter Kay has beaten ‘X Factor’ winner Leon Jackson in the singles chart today (October 19) with his spoof reality TV show song, ‘The Winner’s Song’.

The track, which Kay co-wrote with Take That‘s Gary Barlow, is from his TV show ‘Britain’s Got The Pop Factor…And Possibly A New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Strictly On Ice’, a programme which satirises TV talent contests. It was aired for the first time just last Sunday. The track debuted at Number Two, behind Pink, who remains at the summit for a third week.

Jackson enters at three with ‘Don’t Call this Love’. He had been pushing the Simon Cowell-backed track hard all week.

‘The Winner’s Song’ is is performed by Kay as Geraldine McQueen, a transsexual from Northern Ireland.

Meanwhile on the album chart Keane romp straight in at the top with their third album ‘Perfect Symmetry’, pushing Oasis‘Dig Out Your Soul’ down to Number Two. Boyzone enter at Four with comeback album ‘Back Again – No Matter What’.

The UK top 10 singles are:

1. Pink – ‘So What’

2. Geraldine – ‘The Winner’s Song’

3. Leon Jackson – ‘Don’t Call This Love’

4. Kings Of Leon – ‘Sex On Fire’

5. Saturdays – ‘Up’

6. Snow Patrol – ‘Take Back The City’

7. Ne-Yo – ‘Miss Independent’

8. Rihanna – ‘Disturbia’

9. Sash Ft Stunt – ‘Raindrops (Encore Une Fois)’

10. Sugababes – ‘Girls’

The UK top 10 albums are:

1. Keane – ‘Perfect Symmetry’

2. Oasis – ‘Dig Out Your Soul’

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

4. Boyzone – ‘Back Again – No Matter What’

5. Ne-Yo – ‘Year Of The Gentleman’

6. Will Young – ‘Let It Go’

7. Rihanna – ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’

8. Bette Midler – ‘The Best Bette’

9. James Morrison – ‘Songs For You, Truths For Me’

10. Duffy – ‘Rockferry’