HOW HIGH CAN YOU GO?

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AFROMAN and BRITNEY SPEARS are the latest acts to attempt to topple KYLIE MINOGUE from the top of the UK single charts.

Yesterday, Minogue held off a challenge from Michael Jackson to stay at the top of the charts for a fourth consecutive week. Her single ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ beat Jackson‘s comeback single ‘You Rock My World’ to the top, with Jackson as the highest new entry at Number Two.

Today (October 15), a host of new releases are aiming for the top spot. A chart expert at Virgin Megastore in London told NME.COM that Afroman and Spears are both contenders for the top spot. Afroman releases ‘Because I Got High’ and Spears releases ‘I’m A Slave 4 U’.

She commented: “Both should enter the Top Five, as should Mis-Teeq‘s ‘One Night Stand’. Whether Kylie will stay at the top for another week remains to be seen! “

Other new releases this week come from The Beta Band‘s ‘Human Being’, Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes’ ‘Block Party’ and Backstreet Boys‘ ‘Drowning’.

For a full list of this week’s Top 100 singles and albums, visit the Charts section of NME.COM now. For updates on the battle to become this week’s Number One, click back throughout the week and again at 7pm on Sunday (October 21) for the final chart placings.