Singin' In The Rain Remix Set To Top Chartsby Contributor | | 03 June 2008
A three-year song looks likely to top the UK singles charts this weekend after being used by Britain's Got Talent winner George Sampson.
A remix of Singin' in the Rain from Mancunian dance duo Mint Royale is number one in the midweek chart, according to Music Week, with 10,000 more units sold than its nearest competitors, Rihanna's Take A Bow and the Ting Tings' That's Not My Name.
The revamped version of the musical classic, which reached number 20 after its 2005 release, is favourite to top the chart after Sampson performed a rain-soaked break dancing routine to it on Saturday's live Britain's Got Talent final.
The song, which is only available as a download, re-entered the chart at number 28 after the 14-year-old's body popping performance in the reality show semi-final and now is set for the top after he won the ITV1 talent contest.
"We just wanted to say a huge congratulations to George Sampson for winning Britain's Got Talent," said a message on Mint Royale's MySpace page.
"A massive 14 million people watched his winning dance to our very own Singin' in the Rain, earning him a big pot of money and a slot at this year's Royal Variety Performance."
Gabriella Cilmi's Sweet About Me is also likely to enter the top ten this weekend.