Girls Aloud hold UK top spot

Made-for-TV pop act Girls Aloud continued to dominate the charts this week while their rival boy band dropped to number five.

Made-for-TV pop act Girls Aloud continued to dominate the charts this week while their rival boy band dropped to number five.

The all-girl quintet, formed by the ITV1 show Popstars: The Rivals, are celebrating their third week at the top after landing the coveted Christmas number one spot just a month after being formed.

Despite accusations that they did not sing on their track, Sound of the Underground, Girls Aloud – Nicola Roberts, 17, Nadine Coyle from Derry, 17, Kimberly Walsh, 21, Sarah Harding, 21, and Cheryl Tweedy, 21 – scored a hit.

The boy band One True Voice with Sacred Trust continued their fall sinking to number five, while The Cheeky Girls’ Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) single clung to the number two spot for the second week.

The Transylvanian sisters were laughed out of Popstars: The Rivals when they attended the auditions for the show but landed a deal with Multiply Records.

Elton John and Blue were pushed into sixth spot falling two places with Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, while Eminem with Lose Yourself rose to third place.

Daniel Bedingfield also climbed two places to number four with If You’re Not The One.

There was more movement in the album charts this week as Robbie Williams’ Escapology was knocked off the top spot by Avril Lavigne’s album Let Go.

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