Military Wives leads Nirvana, Little Mix & TOWIE in Christmas Number One race

militarywives‘Wherever You Are’ by Military Wives and Gareth Malone is leaving Nirvana, Little Mix and TOWIE far behind in race for the top spot for this Christmas.

‘Wherever You Are’ by Military Wives and Gareth Malone is already streets ahead of its nearest competitor for Christmas number one – beating Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ by more than a hundred to one as the week begins. With total pre-orders counting towards first day sales as well as MP3 downloads since yesterday, sales have been more than 100 times higher than any rival for the top spot on Sunday, Christmas Day. “Military Wives have been smashing records throughout the pre-order period and now that the single has released they are continuing to perform well making this year’s Christmas number one a foregone conclusion,” said Roger Greensmith, music and MP3 manager at Ltd.

Meanwhile Xfactor winners Little Mix hit the top of the singles chart this week with a (dreadful?) version of Damien Rice’s Cannonball. While the Nirvana for number one campaign came under criticism for merely filling the pockets of music execs rather than the members of Nirvana and the Rhythmix charity. Who will be number one this Sunday?!And do you care?!

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