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[NEWS] Matt Cardle’s ‘When We Collide’ crowned Christmas Number 1 by wearesme

2010 X Factor winner Matt Cardle has beaten all competition in this weeks chart to claim the elusive Christmas number one.

Matt’s cover of the Mercury Prize-nominated Biffy Clyro track ‘Many Of Horrors’ sold a massive 439,000 copies in the six days following his victory on the ITV talent show last Sunday, making it the biggest selling non-charity record in its debut week this year.
Also of note; Biffy Clyro’s original track entered at number 8 with a massive 40,000 sales this week. The power of the X Factor is unquestionable!

Rihanna claimed the number 2 with an impressive 100,000+ in sales for her collaboration with Drake on ‘What’s My Name’. Her steamy performance on the X Factor final definitely didn’t harm sales!

Facebook campaign contenders failed in their attempted ambush of the Christmas number one with Trashmen ‘Surfin Bird’ made number 3 with 68,000 copies and John Cage’s ‘4 33’ entered at number 21 with just under 15,000 sales.

So, congratulations to Matt Cardle! And love or hate The X Factor, you can’t deny that this is a beautiful song; whether you prefer Matt’s version or the original.

CLICK HERE to see the full Christmas chart

SME x

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[FRESH VIDEO] Matt Cardle – When We Collide by wearesme

Here is the official video for Matt Cardle’s X Factor winners single ‘When We Collide’ which premiered just minutes ago.

As SME reported earlier today, the song, a cover of Biffy Clyro’s ‘Many Horros’, is well on course to be this years Christmas number 1.

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[NEWS] Facebook reveals UK’s most talked about topics of 2010 by wearesme

In this modern-day and age, Facebook is used as the first point of call for the majority of people when venting their feelings and thoughts. Whether its mass updates expressing content or frustration at the latest X Factor elimination (and or fix) or in some infuriating cases, every minor detail of someone’s life including how many peas they had for dinner; Facebook is the place to get yourself heard.

Today Facebook revealed the most talked about topics in the UK in 2010. This was found through their Memeology study which looked at what terms grew the most in status updates in 2010 compared to the previous year.

There are 26 million Facebook registered accounts in the UK so the findings provide quite a comprehensive insight into the sporting, TV and cultural moments that prompted national conversations. Check out the findings below:

Facebook’s top status trends of 2010

Fifa World Cup 2010

The event that captured the imagination of the nation was the World Cup, which was discussed more than three million times. Subjects that divided opinion did well, with the vuvuzela rising rapidly up Facebook’s list of popular status update phrases in 2010.

Sport

Sport was a key interest – the leading sportsperson was Wayne Rooney, whose prolonged contract negotiation led to enormous levels of discussion on Facebook. Rooney was trailed by his England colleagues Joe Cole, Emile Heskey, John Terry and Rob Green, whose World Cup calamity led him to Facebook infamy as it was discussed by thousands of people.

The X Factor

In the worlds of music and entertainment ‘X Factor’ was king. While not making it to the final, the Brazilian Wagner led other contestants, with a number of supportive groups and pages driving discussion of Wagner past that of prime minister David Cameron, despite 2010 being an election year. The next most discussed ‘X Factor’ contestants were Cher Lloyd, One Direction and Matt Cardle.

Music

Facebook has always been a place where people share the music they love with friends, and 2010 was no exception. If a Facebook music chart were to exist without ‘X Factor’, it would undoubtably be topped by Tinie Tempah, with The Wanted and Ellie Goulding some distance behind.

Television

Increasingly, Facebook has become a mirror that reflects the opinions of millions on popular subjects. While TV may be the way that people unwind in the evening, it is quickly becoming a more social experience. The dominance of some TV shows in 2010’s Facebook words prove how the UK is becoming a two screen nation, where people watch TV but use their laptop or smartphone at the same time to share their views about the shows with their friends on Facebook.

The TV shows ‘Celebrity Juice’ and ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ captured the imaginations of people on Facebook, while the participants in the final series of ‘Big Brother’, including John James and Josie Gibson, driving a substantial amount of discussion – no other contestants came close.

Politics and Poppies

People on Facebook didn’t just discuss music, TV and sports however – the year’s discussion was heavily influenced by more serious subjects, particularly politics and the general election.

Despite Nick Clegg’s rapid surge in Facebook support prior to the election, it was David Cameron who attracted the most attention from people on Facebook. The Conservative party led the Liberal Democrats by a slim margin, despite the Lib Dems attracting more people to their fan page during the election period.

Facebook was also used by many people to express support for British troops fighting overseas, with a surge in conversations encouraging people to purchase a poppy in the run up to Remembrance Sunday.

Weather

It is a common adage that British people talk of little else other than the weather – but despite one of the coldest winters on record, generally weather didn’t appear in Facebook discussion.

The only weather phenomenon which inspired discussion was April’s Ash Could which rapidly became one of the most discussed subjects across the platform as friends used Facebook to keep in touch as Europe’s transport network shut down. (Via BrandRepublc)

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[NEWS] X Factor Final songs revealed by wearesme


For the first time in the shows history, each finalist has recorded their own song instead of singing their own version of the same song.

It’s definitely a good idea, for both the artists and the competition. No longer can people argue that the song was chosen with one artist in mind and likewise the artists themselves will be happier.

Just moments ago the songs were revealed, and it wouldn’t be The X Factor without a bit of controversy. The 2 controversial choices are One Direction singing a Jay-Z and Mr Hudson’s song, while Matt Cardle tackles a Biffy Clyro track.

Check out the artist song choices and the original versions below:

One Direction – Forever Young (Jay-Z & Mr Hudson)

Matt Cardle – Many Of Horror (Biffy Clyro)

Cher Lloyd – Impossible (Shontelle)

Rebecca Ferguson –  Distant Dreamer (Duffy)

We think Rebecca’s song is going to be stunning and probably the best of the bunch. What are your thoughts? And who will you be voting for?

The X Factor Final will be aired tomorrow (Saturday) at 7pm on ITV1.

SME x

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X FACTOR 06/11/10 – BEST OF THE BUNCH by wearesme

A pretty good week all round. Baring Wagner (he’s become a more regular fixture than Cheryl’s bronzer!) SME think the weaker contestants have been voted off and were sure you’ll agree the standard now is pretty high.

Although, that being said, the strongest singers stand out like a sore thumb week in week out. And it’s no coincidence that the 2 contestants in question are our favourite performances this week; Matt Cardle and Rebecca Ferguson.

This week Matt sang the classic folk song, ‘The First Time (Ever I Saw Your Face)’. The track, written by Ewan MacColl, was popularised by Roberta Flack in the 1970’s.

Whenever Matt sings you believe every word he says and the notes he hits are incredible for a male vocalist.

At the end of the performance Danny mentioned there was a story behind this song and speaking to The News Of The World Matt revealed that he had dedicated the song to his mum’s late best friend Sharon, who died when he was 11. After her death, Matt’s mother looked after Sharon’s four sons who then became like brothers to Matt and his older brother Dominic.

Rebecca sang ‘Make You Feel My Love’ by the legendary Bob Dylan and it was also notably covered by Billy Joel.

It’s incredible that such a shy and modest girl can step on stage  and look so experienced and believable. It looks like she’s been doing it for years! She has real maturity in her performances and a distinctive voice. Rebecca makes classic sound current which is a real gift.

There isn’t a doubt in SME’s mind that she will make the final.

Also a quick mention to Aiden Grimshaw who also did a great job singing ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’.

Results at 8pm tonight (Sunday 7th) on ITV1.

SME x



X Factor 23/10/10 – Best Of The Bunch by wearesme

Our favourite this week was….Wagner! No really, as entertaining as he is we know better than that.

Check out our favourites:

Rebecca Ferguson – Why Don’t You

Matt Cardle – Baby One More Time

What do you guys think?

Results tonight; ITV1 8pm

SME x




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