Olly Murs takes ‘Troublemaker’ to number one; Girls Aloud storm second place

Girls Aloud's comeback single 'Something New' finishes in second place as Olly sails ahead

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Posted 25th November 2012 in News, Olly Murs | By Clickmusic News Desk
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Olly Murs is living proof that you don't need to win The X Factor to be successful. The cheeky chappy has bagged another UK number one with new single 'Troublemaker'.

Olly's managed to secure his fourth number one tonight as his Flo Rida collaboration hits the top spot. He's also managed to join an elite group of artists to achieve sales of over 100,000 in 2012. The single has kept Girls Aloud at bay by a comfortable margin all week; Olly was 39,000 copies ahead of the girls on Friday afternoon.

It's not all bad for Girls Aloud. 'Something New' has managed a respectable second place finish after a three year hiatus from the UK's greatest girl group, which means more money for the 2012 Children in Need total.

One Direction are third this Sunday as 'Little Things' clings onto the top three; Labrinth and Emeli Sandé are at number four with 'Beneath Your Beautiful'.

Alicia Keys is at five with 'Girl on Fire' after a big performance on last week's X Factor results show. Meanwhile, Psy moves up one to six with 'Gangnam Style' and Gabrielle Aplin falls two places to seven with 'Power of Love'.

Robbie Williams drops two places down to eight, proving that 'Candy' is still irresistible one month on from its release. Robbie's success shows that even Nick Grimshaw can't keep a popstar down.

The biggest surprise tonight comes from Bruno Mars, whose 'Locked Out of Heaven' falls a head-spinning seven places to number nine. And even Rihanna's number one album can't buoy 'Diamonds', which rounds out the top ten.

That's your lot for this week. Are you glad to see Olly land himself another number one single? Or are you gutted that the girls couldn't notch up a number one on their comeback to the UK singles chart?