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Take That's domination continues
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Take That's single has been number one for four weeks
Take That have scored a fourth week at number one with their single Patience, but Sir Cliff Richard put in a strong showing with his festive tune.

The band are once again top of the UK singles and album chart in the penultimate week before the Christmas number one is announced.

Sir Cliff's single 21st Century Christmas entered at number two, giving him his first top five hit since 1999.

X Factor winner Leona Lewis is expected to reach number one next week.

Fairytale of New York

The 21-year-old's first single, A Moment Like This, goes on sale in shops on Wednesday but has already done brisk business in downloads.

In the top five this week are Gwen Stefani with Wind it Up, Cascada's Truly Madly Deeply and Smack That by Akon featuring Eminem.

The Pogues Fairytale of New York, which has now been released four times since it was recorded in 1987, has reached number 10.

There were no new entries in the album charts, with top the top 10 largely dominated by greatest hits compilations.

Oasis remain at number two, followed by Westlife, Il Divo and U2.

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