Military Wives Take Christmas No. 1 Spot
Forces' charity single tops chart on Christmas Day...
They shifted 556,000 copies of their track in the last week, with Little Mix's Cannonball selling 117,000 to get to No. 2.
Choirmaster Gareth Malone said: "This is so surreal. Who would have guessed in those first rehearsals that we could take Christmas Number 1? It's testament to the Military Wives' hard work and the nation's support of them, as well as the power of choral singing.
"It's a winning combination - a Christmas No. 1 winning combination! Thank you to the British public for supporting the Royal British Legion and SSAFA Forces Help by buying this single.
"The support of the British military for the choir has been fantastic. I'm delighted that they have found their voice. We did it!"
Coldplayrounded out the top 5 with Amy Winehouse's posthumous Olly Murstireless work schedule may have helped him edge back up a place to No. 3 with Rihannawas a non-mover at No. 5 with Talk That Talk.
The Official UK Top 10 Singles...
1. (-) Military Wives Choir and Gareth Malone: 'Wherever You Are'
2. (1) Little Mix: 'Cannonball'
3. (132) Lou Monte: 'Dominick the Donkey'
4. (-) Alex Day: 'Forever Yours'
5. (2) Coldplay: 'Paradise'
6. (3) Olly Murs: 'Dance With Me Tonight'
7. (6) Flo Rida: 'Good Feeling'
8. (4) Lloyd ft. Andre 3000 & Lil Wayne: 'Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)'
9. (7) Avicii: 'Levels'
10. (5) Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris: 'We Found Love'