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Old 29-12-2012, 10:01
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James has a 20% lead at the moment. Could sell 1 million copies in the next two weeks.
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Old 30-12-2012, 00:17
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James has a 20% lead at the moment. Could sell 1 million copies in the next two weeks.
Well done James and commiserations to them who wished a charity single did crap.
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Old 30-12-2012, 01:57
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James has a 20% lead at the moment. Could sell 1 million copies in the next two weeks.
King Arthur already impaling records, parleying with legends. Not since Alexandra The Great has a leader achieved such lofty heights. When Damp Side Of The Room drops in 2013, helmets will roll. And lo, he hath cometh!
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Old 30-12-2012, 02:14
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Well done to James, but I'm really hoping he lets loose next week and lets Will & Brit finally have the #1 WIth both versions of S&S combined James has around a 10% lead atm.
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Old 30-12-2012, 04:56
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Well done to James, but I'm really hoping he lets loose next week and lets Will & Brit finally have the #1 WIth both versions of S&S combined James has around a 10% lead atm.
I agree. It's time for x factor to step down. I think will and britney will do it next week
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Old 30-12-2012, 07:38
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King Arthur already impaling records, parleying with legends. Not since Alexandra The Great has a leader achieved such lofty heights. When Damp Side Of The Room drops in 2013, helmets will roll. And lo, he hath cometh!
I don't know if you're being sarcastic or not Rombod, but I love your posts. More please.
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Old 30-12-2012, 15:20
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If Impossible sells 1 million in the next 2 weeks, apparently it will be the 2nd fastest single to get to the 1 million mark.

Will Young is the only person that has managed to do it faster by selling 1 million copies in 1 week.
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Old 30-12-2012, 17:33
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So has he got the last #1 of 2012?
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Old 30-12-2012, 17:45
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We'll officially know at 7 pm, although sometimes the chart leaks earlier.

Hope he can reach 900K this week.
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Old 30-12-2012, 17:46
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If Impossible sells 1 million in the next 2 weeks, apparently it will be the 2nd fastest single to get to the 1 million mark.

Will Young is the only person that has managed to do it faster by selling 1 million copies in 1 week.
He'll likely hit it within the week.
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Old 30-12-2012, 18:33
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I think he appeals to quite a wide demographic, he has both young and older fans, which helps.
Gosh and I thought he sold because Syco had I Tunes on redial. How some would hate it if Matt outsold him, when X Factor winner. Ooops, I should not be so cynical. It might just be pure talent that is the reason behind the sales together with his engaging personality..
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Old 30-12-2012, 18:49
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I hope this song is #1 for as long as Will.I.Am and Britney is #2. As unbelievably catchy as that song is, it's pretty dire.
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Old 30-12-2012, 18:52
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Good lad James. Back to Number1 and well deserved. Congrats.
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Old 30-12-2012, 18:52
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It back at #1 (Last #1 of 2012)

Top 3

Impossible
Scream and Shout
Gangham Style
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Old 30-12-2012, 18:53
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There you go! "Impossible" is back at #1!

From the OCC:

He may have lost out on the 2012 Christmas Number 1 to the Justice Collectiveís He Ainít Heavy, Heís My Brother, but today X Factor winner James Arthur returns to the top of the Official Singles Chart with Impossible.

Arthurís track has sold a further 184,000 copies over the last seven days, which brings Impossibleís total sales tally to a staggering 897,000 copies. In just three weeks the 24-year-old from Middlesbrough has now overtaken the lifetime sales of Leona Lewisí A Moment Like This to become the fourth biggest selling debut single by an X Factor artist. He is currently behind 2008 winner Alexandra Burkeís Hallelujah (1.2 million), 2005 winner Shayne Wardís Thatís My Goal (1.1 million) and 2010 winner Matt Cardleís When We Collide (1 million)

Impossible, which became the fastest selling single of 2012 earlier this month, has also overtaken the likes of Jessie Jís Domino, Nicki Minajís Starships and international YouTube sensation Psyís Gagnam Style to become the fifth biggest selling single of 2012 so far.

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Old 30-12-2012, 19:12
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There you go! "Impossible" is back at #1!

From the OCC:

He may have lost out on the 2012 Christmas Number 1 to the Justice Collectiveís He Ainít Heavy, Heís My Brother, but today X Factor winner James Arthur returns to the top of the Official Singles Chart with Impossible.

Arthurís track has sold a further 184,000 copies over the last seven days, which brings Impossibleís total sales tally to a staggering 897,000 copies. In just three weeks the 24-year-old from Middlesbrough has now overtaken the lifetime sales of Leona Lewisí A Moment Like This to become the fourth biggest selling debut single by an X Factor artist. He is currently behind 2008 winner Alexandra Burkeís Hallelujah (1.2 million), 2005 winner Shayne Wardís Thatís My Goal (1.1 million) and 2010 winner Matt Cardleís When We Collide (1 million)

Impossible, which became the fastest selling single of 2012 earlier this month, has also overtaken the likes of Jessie Jís Domino, Nicki Minajís Starships and international YouTube sensation Psyís Gagnam Style to become the fifth biggest selling single of 2012 so far.
Well done James. 1st #1 of 2013.
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Old 30-12-2012, 19:29
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Thats pretty amazing, he could well overtake Matt but will probably fall short of Alex's sales.
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Old 30-12-2012, 19:31
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Congrats James!
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Old 30-12-2012, 19:43
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Clearly there are a large number of people needing to consult an audiologist in the new year!!!
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Old 30-12-2012, 19:50
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Clearly there are a large number of people needing to consult an audiologist in the new year!!!
And it seams a many few people need to get some beers down them and chill. After all its almost New years eve and the bitter look aint a good look at this time of year.
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Old 30-12-2012, 19:57
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And it seams a many few people need to get some beers down them and chill. After all its almost New years eve and the bitter look aint a good look at this time of year.
Bitter - I think you know me not to make personal comments..

It just amazes me that so many people are prepared to part with their money to buy an average remake of a song that has already been a substantial hit for someone else.At Least the proceeds are going to charity.
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Old 30-12-2012, 20:00
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It just amazes me that so many people are prepared to part with their money to buy an average remake of a song that has already been a substantial hit for someone else.At Least the proceeds are going to charity.
Probably because, and here comes the big shocker...music tastes are subjective! And people actually like James' song/voice/version!
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Old 30-12-2012, 20:29
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should have been xmas number 1 not, that stupid football song
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Old 30-12-2012, 20:38
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Just goes to show why it should have been Xmas #1 but at least it makes up for what seemed to be a mediocre series. Here's hoping James goes on to have a successful career.
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Old 30-12-2012, 20:39
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Clearly there are a large number of people needing to consult an audiologist in the new year!!!
Ah there you are again sweet dear Michelle always chipping in with succinct negative comments Happy New Year my X factor friend and may you continue to be as happy and joyful in 2013
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