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Melua duet ends Lewis's chart run
Eva Cassidy and Katie Melua
The original Louis Armstrong song was first released in 1967
What A Wonderful World, Katie Melua's charity duet with the late Eva Cassidy, has displaced Leona Lewis at the top of the UK singles chart after seven weeks.

The song sees Melua, 23, sing with her musical idol, who died of cancer in 1996. Profits from sales of the single go to the British Red Cross.

"Thank you to everyone who has shown such festive goodwill," said Melua.

In the album chart, Lewis held on to the number one spot for a fifth week with her debut release, Spirit.

The singer's former number one single, Bleeding Love, dropped one place to number two.

Mariah Carey
1.Katie Melua and Eva Cassidy - What A Wonderful World
2. Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
3. Soulja Boy Tell 'Em - Crank That (Soulja Boy)
4. Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You (pictured)
5. Girls Aloud - Call The Shots
Source: Official UK Charts company
Next week sees the announcement of the much-treasured Christmas number one.

X Factor winner Leon Jackson, whose debut single When You Believe is released on Monday, is the bookmakers' favourite - with Lewis in second place and Melua third.

Christmas hits

In this week's singles chart, dance phenomenon Soulja Boy Tell 'Em rose seven places to number three with Crank That (Soulja Boy).

Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You climbed into fourth place, while Girls Aloud's moody Call The Shots dropped two places to five.

Canadian crooner Michael Buble scored the highest new entry, landing at number 19 with Lost. Cartoon character Shaun The Sheep was one place behind with the festive track Life's A Treat.

Christmas records are continuing to sell well - and now account for 12 places in the top 40.

Michael Buble
1. Leona Lewis - Spirit
2. Westlife - Back Home
3. Michael Buble - Call Me Irresponsible (pictured)
4. Led Zeppelin - Mothership
5. Eagles - Long Road Out Of Eden
Source: Official UK Charts company
John Lennon's Happy Christmas (War Is Over) and Chris Rea's Driving Home For Christmas are new entries alongside The Pogues, Slade, Wham!, Shakin' Stevens and Band Aid - who all saw their sales increase this week.

Meanwhile, R&B star Rihanna has claimed three places in the chart.

The singer, who is currently touring the UK, is at 24 with current hit Hate That I Love You, while former number one Umbrella and album track Please Don't Stop The Music have sneaked into the chart at 37 and 38 respectively.

There was no such luck for the Spice Girls. The hype surrounding their first UK gig in nine years could not stop their Greatest Hits from slipping down the album chart from 13 to 22.

Led Zeppelin, who also staged a live comeback this week, fared better - with best-of collection Mothership rising four places to number four.

But there was no sign of the band's back catalogue in the top 40 despite a reported sales spike following their much-anticipated gig at the O2 arena last week.

With no new entries, Michael Buble was the album chart's highest climber, rising 18 spots to number three with Call Me Irresponsible.

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