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U.K. CHARTS: GABRIEL HORNS IN AT #1
12/8/23

Peter Gabriel has beaten ATEEZ to take the top slot on this week’s U.K. Official Albums Chart. Over on singles, Wham! returns to the top.

Gabriel’s i/o (Bright Side Mix) (Real World) has emerged victorious after a neck-and-neck race. It’s his first #1 in 37 years and his third solo chart-topper.

THE WORLD EP.FIN: WILL (KQ) by K-pop group ATEEZ ends the week at #2.

Elsewhere, Michael Bublé’s Christmas (Reprise) is up one to #3 and Cher’s Christmas (Warner Records) breaks the Top 10 for the first time at #8.

P!nk’s former #1, TRUSTFALL (RCA), returns to the Top 20 at #15 following the release of its Tour Deluxe Edition.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart, Wham!’s “Last Christmas” (Epic) jumps four places to claim its fourth stint at #1. The track tallied 53k sales this week.

The track has helped set a new chart record today as one of 29 Christmas songs in the U.K. Top 40, the most ever.

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” (Columbia) by Mariah Carey is up four to #2. On the day of Shane MacGowan’s funeral, “Fairytale of New York” (Rhino) by The Pogues f/Kirsty MacColl is #4.

Other Christmas songs in the Top 10 are: Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” (MCA) at #6; Ed Sheeran and Elton John’s “Merry Christmas” (Atlantic/EMI) at #7; Michael Bublé’s “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” (Reprise) at #8; Bobby Helms’ “Jingle Bell Rock” (Geffen) at #9; and Shakin’ Stevens’ “Merry Christmas Everyone” (Epic) at #10.