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TV winner's dance mix tops chart

George Sampson
George Sampson won 100,000 and a spot at the Royal Variety Performance

A remix of Singin' in the Rain that was used by Britain's Got Talent winner George Sampson has shot to number one in the UK singles chart.

The song, best known as the title track in Gene Kelly's 1952 film, was reworked by Manchester dance act Mint Royale.

Sampson won the ITV talent show after performing his dance routine to the mix, which was at number 28 last week.

It has knocked Rihanna's Take A Bow off the top spot after two weeks, with The Ting Tings following at number three.

Duffy's Warwick Avenue also dropped one place from three to four, with the top five completed by Ne-Yo's Closer.

UK TOP FIVE SINGLES
1. Mint Royale - Singin' in the Rain
2. Rihanna - Take A Bow
3. The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
4. Duffy - Warwick Avenue
5. Ne-Yo - Closer
Source: Official UK Charts Company

Singers Sara Bareilles and Gabriella Cilmi were both climbers into the top 10, at number six and seven respectively.

New entries in the top 40 came from Morrissey at 24, Alex Gaudino at 25 and Maroon 5 featuring Rihanna at 29.

Radiohead's Creep - originally a top 10 hit 15 years ago - has crept back into the chart at number 37 after the song's back catalogue was made available on iTunes for the first time last week.

That tied in with the release of their Best Of album, which is a new entry this week at number four.

Paul Weller's new double CD 22 Dreams has gone straight to number one, with Duffy and Neil Diamond staying at two and three respectively.

Last week's number one, Usher's Here I Stand, has dropped to number five.

It is followed by another new entry, You Can Do Anything, the third album by The Zutons, at number six.


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