Monday, January 02, 2006

DON'T LOOK BACK

The closing of the last till in the last record shop on December 31st allowed the chart people to tally the best-selling singles of 2005. If you have tears, prepare to shed them now:
1: Tony Christie ft Peter Kay - (Is This The Way To) Amarillo (UMTV )
2: Shayne Ward - That's My Goal (SYCO Music )
3: Crazy Frog - Axel F (Gusto )
4: James Blunt - You're Beautiful (Atlantic )
5: McFly - All About You/ You've Got A Friend (Island )
6: Akon - Lonely (Universal )
7: Pussycat Dolls ft. Busta Rhymes - Don't Cha (A&M )
8: Westlife - You Raise Me (S )
9: Nizlopi - JCB Song (FDM )
10: Madonna - Hung Up (Warner Bros )
11: 2Pac ft. Elton John - Ghetto Gospel (Interscope )
12: Sugababes - Push The Button (Island )
13: Daniel Powter - Bad Day (Warner Bros )
14: Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc. (Parlophone )
15: Will Smith - Switch (Interscope )
16: Mario - Let Me Love You (J )
17: Jennifer Lopez - Get Right (Epic )
18: Nelly ft Tim McGraw - Over And Over (Curb/ Universal )
19: Mariah Carey - We Belong Together (Def Jam/ Island )
20: Snoop Dogg/ Wilson/ Timberlake - Signs (Geffen )
21: 50 Cent - Candy Shop (Interscope )
22: Bodyrockers - I Like The Way (Mercury )
23: Pussycat Dolls - Stickwitu (A&M )
24: Oasis - Lyla (Big Brother )
25: Audio Bullys ft. Nacny Sinatra - Shot You Down (Source )
26: Robbie Williams - Tripping (Chrysalis )
27: Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (Domino Recordings )
28: Sean Paul - We Be Burnin' (Atlantic/VP )
29: Black Eyed Peas - Don't Phunk With My Heart (A&M )
30: MVP - Roc Ya Body (Mic Check 1 2) (Positiva )
31: Gorillaz - DARE (Parlophone )
32: Eminem - Like Toy Soldiers (Interscope )
33: Sunset Strippers - Falling Stars (Direction )
34: Amerie - 1 Thing (Columbia )
35: Stereophonics - Dakota (V2 )
36: Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone (RCA )
37: Black Eyed Peas - My Humps (A&M )
38: Oasis - The Importance Of Being Idle (Big Brother )
39: Westlife ft Diana Ross - When You Tell Me That You Love Me (S )
40: Ciara ft Missy Elliott - 1 2 Step

And the albums? Well, apart from knowing that Williams will be bitterly disappointed at being beaten back into third place, that's an equally grim place to be:

1: James Blunt - Back To Bedlam (Atlantic)
2 : Coldplay - X&Y (Parlophone)
3 : Robbie Williams - Intensive Care (Chrysalis)
4 : Kaiser Chiefs - Employment (B Unique/ Polydor)
5 : Gorillaz - Demon Days (Parlophone)
6 : Westlife - Face To Face (S)
7 : KT Tunstall - Eye To The Telescope (Relentless)
8 : Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway (RCA)
9 : Eminem - Curtain Call - The Hits (Interscope)
10 : Faithless - Forever Faithless - The Greatest Hits (Cheeky)
11 : Katie Melua - Piece By Piece (Dramatico)
12 : The Killers - Hot Fuss (Vertigo)
13 : Oasis - Don't Believe The Truth (Big Brother)
14 : Il Divo - Ancora (SYCO Music)
15 : Madonna - Confessions On A Dancefloor (Warner Bros)
16 : Green Day - American Idiot (Reprise)
17 : Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters (Polydor)
18 : Keane - Hopes And Fears (Island)
19 : Take That - Never Forget - The Ultimate Collection (RCA)
20 : Gwen Stefani - Love Angel Music Baby (Interscope)
21 : Black Eyed Peas - Monkey Business (A&M)
22 : Sugababes - Taller In More Ways (Island)
23 : David Gray - Life In Slow Motion (Atlantic)
24 : Basement Jaxx - The Singles (XL Recordings)
25 : Pussycat Dolls - PCD (A&M)
26 : G4 - G4 (Sony Music)
27 : Foo Fighters - In Your Honour (RCA)
28 : Tony Christie - Definitive Collection (UMTV)
29 : 50 Cent - The Massacre (Interscope)
30 : Jack Johnson - In Between Dreams (Brushfire/ Island)
31 : Mariah Carey - The Emancipation of Mimi (Def Jam/ Island)
32 : Athlete - Tourist (Parlophone)
33 : Akon - Trouble (Universal)
34 : Will Young - Keep On (Sony BMG)
35 : The Prodigy - Their Law - The Singles 1990-2005 (XL Recordings)
36 : Eurythmics - Ultimate Collection (RCA)
37 : Stereophonics - Language Sex Violence Other (V2)
38 : Jeff Wayne - The War Of The Worlds (Columbia)
39 : The Magic Numbers - The Magic Numbers (Heavenly)
40 : Mariah Carey - Greatest Hits (Columbia)