KITTEN EMPIRE!

But Geri's got the brakes on...

ATOMIC KITTEN have maintained their place at the top of the UK single charts for a second week with their cover of ‘ETERNAL FLAME’.

However, there was bad news this afternoon (August 5) for former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell. Despite a huge publicity campaign, Geri saw ‘Scream If You Wanna Go Faster’, the title track from her second solo album debut at a lowly Eight. The track was the highest new entry on the single chart in a week that saw Robbie Williams, Ian Van dahl, Wyclef Jean and OPM move back up the Top Ten. Train, with ‘Drops On Jupiter’, was the only other new entry on the Top 10 at 10.

Janet Jackson went in at 11 with ‘Someone To Call My Lover’, one place above a resurgent Depeche Mode with ‘I Feel Loved’. With no other new entries on the Top 20, Mauro Picotto scored the next new placing taking ‘Like This Like That’ in at 21, two places above Crazy Town who saw ‘Revolving Door’ chart at 23.

The remaining new entries on the top 40 came from Turin Brakes at 31 with ‘Mind Over Money’, ‘Babarabatiri’ from Gypsymen at 32, ‘Just In Case’ from Jaheim at 34 and ‘Combine Harvester’ from The Wurzels at 39.

Blur’s Graham Coxon charted at Number 92 with solo single ‘Thank God For The Rain/You Will Never Be’.

On the album charts, David Gray’s long released ‘White Ladder’ snuck yet again to Number One keeping Prince’s ‘The Very Best Of… at Number Two on its first week of release. There were no other entries on the Top Ten as Gorillaz, Destiny’s Child, D 12 and Travis were amongst those to maintain a Top Ten place.