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 BBCAmerica.com'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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