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Coldplay set for first Number One single?

Chris Martin and co also heading for two singles in Top Ten

Coldplay Pic: Tom Oxley
Coldplay look likely to score their first Number One single this weekend, with 'Viva La Vida' currently at the top spot in the midweek charts today (June 17).

The track, taken from the group's fourth album 'Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends', is currently a few hundred copies above last week's Number One, Mint Royale's 'Singin' In The Rain', reports Music Week.

With 'Violet Hill' rising from 12 to 10 last week, it looks extremely likely Coldplay will have two tracks in the Top Ten come Sunday's (June 22) Singles Chart rundown, so make sure you check NME.COM's chart report at 7pm (BST).

'Viva La Vida' was given away as a free download to those who pre-ordered the group's album, so was not eligible for the charts until the record's release last Thursday (June 12).

However, 'Viva La Vida''s slot at Number One is by no means certain, as Music Week report that only 2,000 sales currently separate the track from the Number Eight entry, Chris Brown's 'Forever'.

Coldplay were accused of copying 'Viva La Vida' from an unsigned American band after it was claimed Chris Martin had seen them live last October.

It later transpired the song was not only written before the gig, but the Coldplay singer was on the other side of the Atlantic at the time.

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