Arctic Monkeys dominate UK charts

'Favourite Worst Nightmare' goes straight in at Number One

Arctic Monkeys have dominated the UK chart following the release of their second album.

‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ is a new entry at number one, but changes in chart rules allow any song purchased online to be counted towards the singles rundown too.

The band are not only at Number Seven with officially released single ’Brianstorm’ – but all week the entirety of their second album has been in the singles chart’s top 200.

HMV‘s chart expert Gennaro Castaldo told NME.COM: “It’s without doubt one of the year’s blockbuster releases. Let’s face it, it was always going to be pretty impossible to match or even beat the phenomenal week one sales of ‘Whatever People Say I Am…’, because that was such a huge media story at the time – people were buying it without even being fans or knowing that much about their music; they were just responding to all the hype.

“But this time people are buying it on the strength of the band’s music and not the hype. This is a proper measure of the band’s success and near-iconic status in the Indie Rock hierarchy.”

In other news Beyonce and Shakira remain top of the UK singles chart with ‘Beautiful Liar’.

The top 10 UK Singles are:

1. ‘Beautiful Liar’ – Beyonce & Shakira

2. ‘Give It To Me’ – Timbaland/Furtado/Timberlake

3. ‘Girlfriend’ – Avril Lavigne

4. ”Because Of You’ – Ne*Yo

5. ‘Stop Me’ – Mark Ronson ft D Merriweather

6. ‘Love Today’ – Mika

7. ‘Brianstorm’ – Arctic Monkeys

8. ‘Cupid’s Chokehold’ – Gym Class Heroes

9. ‘I Wanna Have Your Babies’ – Natasha Bedingfield

10. ‘Closer’ – Travis