Alexandra Burke Holds On To No. 1 with “Hallelujah”

No. 1 will be ripped from Alexandra Burke’s cold dead hands; she spends a third week on top of the British pop singles chart with her X Factor victory anthem, a remake of Leonard Cohen‘s “Hallelujah.” Meanwhile, the fabulous Lady Gaga is repeating her recent American success across the pond. Her single, “Just Dance,” debuts at No. 3 this week. Otherwise, the chart is largely unchanged from previous weeks. The Brits obviously haven’t gotten around to Beyoncé‘s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)”; they are still stubbornly hanging on to “If I Were a Boy.” Get with it, people!

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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