SWINDON star Billie Piper has made it back into the charts without singing a note.
The pop sensation turned actress made a return to yesterday's top 40 thanks to a change in the way the charts are counted
to include downloads.
While the 24-year-old was unable to trouble Mika with his song Grace Kelly for the number one spot she did make it to 17.
Her musical renaissance is thanks to Radio 1 breakfast presenter Chris Moyles who encouraged his listeners to take part
in a test to see if it was possible to get any song into the charts.
Last week he played Billie's 1999 hit Honey To The Bee, which originally charted at number three, to see if hearing the
old hit would encourage people to download it and get it into the charts.
And it seems after reminding listeners of Billie's talents they were quick to download her song. Source:
This Is Wiltshire
Billie's Back In The Top 20
Billie Piper has returned to the Top 20, and for that, we have Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles to blame.
The rules governing the charts were recently changed to allow downloads to be included in the figures. That
meant any song available on the internet could make it to number one.
Chunky motormouth Moyles urged listeners to test the new rules by downloading Billie's slightly suggestive 1998 hit,
Honey to the Bee. And the track charted at No.17 in yesterday's countdown.
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The rule change also benefits Mika, who jumped two places to take the top spot from X Factor winner Leona Lewis, after
her four week domination.
Mika's annoyingly catchy song Grace
Kelly hit, nabbed the No.1 slot purely on downloads: the single isn't physically available in shops until next Monday.
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Source: Mega Star
Billie Piper made a shock return to the top 20 as newcomer Mika bagged the number one spot this week.
Doctor Who actress Piper hit number 17 with her 1999 single 'Honey To The Bee' after Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles launched a
campaign for listeners to download the track.
Moyles was taking advantage of new chart rules, which allow any song legally available on the Internet to be eligible for
the singles chart. Source: Virgin