REALITY TV STARS

Firstly I’m sorry I haven’t blogged for ages but other things keep getting in the way. It’s not for want of new music to write about.

Some of you may know that I’m a commentator on the excellent Popular blog http://freakytrigger.co.uk/popular/ that reviews every number one single, even if the knowledge of many of the commentators is so strong I often end up looking like the class clown. Anyway, the blog has now got as far as Hear’Say’s Pure And Simple and the dawn of the X Factor era. As part of the discussion I’ve compiled a list of the top reality TV chart acts; however as the blog owner prefers commentators not to mention future number one artists until their time comes I’ve posted the list here.

The list follows the old Guinness Book of British Hit Singles in ranking artists by weeks on the single chart, although it should be noted that the average chart run increased in length in the download era. This list was compiled on the 23rd of September and several of the acts had current chart singles at this time. It does not include appearances on charity conglomerates.

Finally for the chart stats I am indebted to another excellent site http://www.polyhex.com

1 Girls Aloud 262

2 One Direction 256

3 Olly Murs 236

4 Kelly Clarkson 207

5 Will Young 177

6 Leona Lewis 154

7 JLS 136

8 Gareth Gates 113

9 Little Mix 106

10 Alexandra Burke 99

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