Malcolm Middleton as SantaChristmas number 1’s don’t always have to be 100% marketing-driven X-factor winners, despite what you may have thought from the past few years. And ex-Arab Strap man Malcolm Middleton is doing his best to prove this, with his bid for the Xmas number 1, “We’re all going to die”.

If you want to help get this to number 1 then you have today and tomorrow to buy the single, from iTunes, etc. or as an old-fashioned limited edition 7-inch. Go to Malcolm’s Myspace for more links. And you can find out a bit more of why Malcolm is doing this when we got the chance to pose him a few questions. Read more

Hard-Fi - Album coverThe lads from Staines, Hard-Fi, have topped the album charts tonight (9th September).

Their new album ‘Once Upon A Time In West’ has topped the album charts kicking Newton Faulkner’s ‘Hand Built By Robots’ off the top spot.

Meanwhile Klaxons have experienced the Mercury Prize effect with their winning album ‘Myths Of The Near Future’ rising from Number 65 to Number 41.

The singles chart sees a return to days of yore with the re-release of ‘Young Folks’ by Peter, Bjorn and John entering at Number 38, while Pavarotti who died last week enters at Number 24 with ‘Nessun Dorma’

Top Ten singles chart is:

1. Sean Kingston – ‘Beautiful Girls’
2. Plain White T’s – ‘Hey There Delilah’
3. Kanye West – ‘Stronger’
4. James Blunt – ‘1973’
5. Girls Aloud – ‘Sexy! No No No’
6. Rihanna- ‘Shut Up And Drive’
7. Robyn – ‘With Every Heartbeat’
8. 50 Cent feat Justin Timberlake – ‘Ayo Technology’
9. Scouting For Girls – ‘She’s So Lovely’
10. Timbaland ft Keri Hilson – ‘The Way I Are’