Reality competes with comedy in singles chart
10:37 | Tuesday October 14, 2008
By Ben Cardew
Reality TV goes up against parody in the singles chart this week, with X Factor winner Leon Jackson’s new single Don’t Call This Love (Syco) competing with The Winner’s Song (Polydor) by Peter Kay character Geraldine McQueen.
Don’t Call This Love currently has the edge, shifting some 10,000 copies on day of release to sit at three in midweek sales reports, three places ahead of McQueen, a character from Kay’s spoof show Britain’s Got The Pop Factor And Possibly A New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice, which aired last Sunday. The Winner’s Song was penned by Kay with Gary Barlow.
However, both songs are behind Pink’s So What (RCA), which looks likely to spend another week at the top of the charts, while the Saturdays’ Up (Fascination) should secure a top five placing.
On the albums chart, Keane look set to secure their third straight number one album with Perfect Symmetry (Island). It is currently 5,000 sales ahead of Oasis’ Dig Out Your Soul (Big Brother), which continues to sell strongly.
Boyzone and Funeral For A Friend should also secure top ten debuts with Back Again – No Matter What (Polydor) and Memory And Humanity (released on their own label Join Us).