‘X Factor’ finalists go straight to Number One with ‘Heroes’

Plus Take That hold off JLS and Westlife in albums chart

The X Factor finalists went straight to the top of the UK singles chart today (November 29) with their cover of David Bowie‘s ‘Heroes’.

The single, sales of which are raising money for the Help For Heroes charity, went in at the top spot ahead of new entries from Ellie Goulding and Olly Murs.

In the albums stakes Take That held off competition from JLS and Westlife to stay on top of the UK albums chart with ‘Progress’.


The album went straight to the top spot last Sunday, selling over 520,000 copies in its first week of release. Now the band can celebrate a second week at Number One despite tough competition from their two fellow boy bands.

The Top Ten UK albums are:

1. Take That – ‘Progress’
2. JLS – ‘Outta This World’
3. Westlife – ‘Gravity’
4. Susan Boyle – ‘The Gift’
5. Rihanna – ‘Loud’
6. Andre Rieu and Johann Strauss Orchestra – ‘Moonlight Serenade’
7. Bon Jovi – ‘Greatest Hits’
8. Kings Of Leon – ‘Come Around Sundown’
9. Pink – ‘Greatest Hits So Far’
10. Michael Buble – ‘Crazy Love’

The Top Ten UK singles are:

1. ‘The X Factor’ Finalists – ‘Heroes’
2. Ellie Goulding – ‘Your Song’
3. JLS – ‘Love You More’
4. Olly Murs – ‘Thinking Of Me’
5. Rihanna – ‘Only Girl (In The World)’
6. Take That – ‘The Flood’
7. Far East Movement – ‘Like A G6’
8. Katy Perry – ‘Firework’
9. Adele – ‘Make You Feel My Love’
10. Rihanna featuring Drake – ‘What’s My Name’