Allen's version of "Somewhere only we know" — a song
originally released in 2004 by British band Keane — features in
a major pre-Christmas advertising campaign for the John Lewis
It had previously seized the top spot in November only to lose
it a week later before reclaiming it last week.
Accompanied by an animated film about a bear and a hare, Allen's
track fought off a late challenge from Leona Lewis whose song
"One More Sleep" shot from 34th to number three, the Official
Charts Company said.
"Hey Brother", a track by Swedish DJ Avicii, was also a strong
climber, going from eighth to number two.
In the albums chart, British singer Robbie Williams pushed One
Direction's "Midnight Memories" out of the top slot into second
place with his latest album "Swings Both Ways".
Released four weeks ago, Williams' album initially shot to
number one only to be knocked off the top slot a week later. It
has since sold over 400,000 copies and is on track to be one of
this year's biggest sellers.
American singer Beyonce pulled off the biggest surprise of the
week, releasing a self-titled digital-only entry without any
prior notice on Friday morning.
Selling nearly 68,000 copies in the album's first 48 hours on
sale, she took fifth place in the charts.
(Reporting by Andrew Osborn; editing
by Alison Williams)
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