Little Mix top charts as the least wanted gift
THE X Factor winner’s single was the LEAST welcome present found under Christmas trees in Britain, according to new research.
A quarter of people polled for British Heart Foundation Shops said a record by the singing contest’s latest pop idol was the LAST thing they wanted to receive.
This year’s winners Little Mix recorded a version of Cannonball, but they stayed at the top spot for just one week before being ousted by the Military Wives Choir.
The girl band’s debut single was outsold by almost five to one, with 556,000 copies of the choir’s single sold in a week – the most since then X Factor winner Alexandra Burke hit the top of the charts with her cover of Hallelujah in 2008, with 576,000 copies.
“To have achieved more than 500,000 sales in a week without the backing of a vast promotional operation, like X Factor, is truly remarkable,” said the Official Charts Company managing director Martin Talbot.
Other unpopular presents revealed in the survey included saucy underwear, musical ties, a digital photo frame, a foot spa, and novelty pants and socks.
WHAT did Cinderella do when she got to
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