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UK X Factor winner James Arthur regains top spot in pop chart

Published on Dec 31, 2012 6:25 AM
UK X Factor winner James Arthur arrives for the launch of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland in central London, Thursday on Nov 22, 2012. -- PHOTO: JOEL RYAN/INVISION/AP

LONDON (REUTERS) - James Arthur, winner of this year's British version of the X Factor TV talent show, saw his debut single climb back to number one in the British pop charts on Sunday.

Arthur's Impossible shot straight to the top earlier this month but was overtaken last week by a tribute song to the victims of the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother, a version of the ballad that was a worldwide hit for The Hollies.

That song has now slipped to fifth position, according to the Official Charts Company listings.

Scream and Shout by, featuring Britney Spears, stayed at two while Psy's monster video hit Gangnam Style was up three places to third.

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