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Masses Of Joy For No1 Preachers - Daily Record, 17th January 2000

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Title: Masses Of Joy For No1 Preachers
Publication: Daily Record
Date: Monday 17th January 2000
Writer: John Dingwall


Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers last night notched up the first new No1 of the 21st century, ending Westlife's four week reign at the top of the charts.

The trio's single, The Masses Against The Classes, outsold the Irish boy-band's Christmas hit I Have A Dream by four to one.

And there was also chart joy for young Scots singer Justin with his new single Let It Be Me.

The Glasgow-based heart-throb teenager smashed into the Top 40 at number 15.

Meanwhile, the Manics' single is expected to plummet after just one week, because only a limited number have been released.

Unusually, the song will not feature on the band's newly completed and as-yet-untitled album.

Bass player Nicky Wire said: "It is a separate entity, a complete one-off and has nothing to do with the next album.

"We wanted to get back to the old indie band ethic of releasing records in small numbers that are not included on albums."

Fans rushed to snap up the track when it was released on Monday, shifting around 33,000 copies in just a day at a time when record sales are traditionally hit by a post-Christmas slump.

Masses Against The Classes is only the band's second number one in a decade-long career.

The Manics were previously at number one in 1998 with If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next.

Westlife's hit was the last Christmas number one of the 20th century, last chart-topper of the century and the first of 2000.