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Gary Jules remains at number one
Gary Jules
Gary Jules' cover of Mad World was the surprise Christmas number one
Mad World by Gary Jules and Michael Andrews has become the final number one single of 2003.

The Christmas chart-topper remains the UK's best-selling single, in a Top 40 with no new entries.

Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne's former number one hit Changes climbs back up to number two, swapping places with The Darkness who fall into third position.

Dido's Life For Rent remains atop a largely static album chart, with Will Young still in second place.

Bo Selecta's Proper Crimbo remained steady at number four in the single's chart, while Will Young's Leave Right Now jumped one place to number five.

There were no new entries in the top 20, as few records are released in the week after Christmas.

Gary Jules and Michael Andrews' song, a cover of a Tears For Fears classic, was the surprise Christmas number one last week.

The track, which was recorded in Andrews' basement for $50 (29), had been used in the soundtrack for the cult film Donnie Darko.

The song emerged from being a 50-1 outside chance in late November to being joint favourite with The Darkness' Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End) after Jules and Andrews' played the song on UK TV.

In the album charts two albums moved back in to the top 20 - Christina Aguilera's Stripped, from number 23 to 13, and Alicia Keys' The Diary of, which moved from number 26 to 20.

The BBC's Lakhvir Gill
"At the last minute the number one spot was clinched by outsiders"

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