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Number 1 is Number 1

Chart history has been made this evening, as 'Number 1' by Tinchy Stryder featuring N-Dubz makes number one in the singles chart.

Amazingly, in nearly 57 years of the UK singles chart, no song called Number 1 (or Number One) has ever become the self-fulfilling prophesy that the artists would have liked. The Tweenies and Goldfrapp came closest, both taking songs called 'Number 1' into the top ten, at #6 and #9 respectively. You won't be surprised to hear that these two and Mr Stryder's are three different songs.

Today's chart-topper is an all-London collaboration, as Tinchy Stryder hails from Bow in East London while N-Dubz are from St. John's Wood and Camden. Dappy from N-Dubz will be familiar to many TV viewers as 'that man with the stupid hat' on Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Their collaboration includes the line, "I don't understand how you're number one" and I'm sure many people will feel the same way.

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