BEATLE GEORGE AT NUMBER ONE

Former Beatle the late George Harrison goes straight to top of the UK singles chart...

Former BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON went straight to the top of the UK singles charts tonight with the reissue of ‘MY SWEET LORD’, the song that first took him to Number One as a solo artist in 1971.

The classic single has ben re-released due to public demand following his death last year and all proceeds from the record will go to the Material World Charitable Foundation, who support charities worldwide, especially helping to fund work with children.

Pink meanwhile went straight into the charts at Number Two with ‘Get The Party Started’ and there was another new entry at Number Three for Christina Milian and her UK debut ‘AM to PM’.

Puretone’s ‘Addicted To Bass’ slipped two slots to be this week’s Number Four and last week’s Number One, the late Aaliyah and ‘More Than A Woman’ was down to Number Five.

Daniel Bedingfield’s ‘Gotta Get Thru This’ remained in the Top Ten for another week at Number Six and DJ Aligator Project’s ‘The Whistle Song’ was down two places to Number Seven.

Other high new entries in this week’s chart included The Chemical Brothers who went

straight in at Number Eight with ‘Star Guitar’ and Allstars who went straight in at Number Nine with their cover of the Bucks Fizz Eighties classic ‘Land Of Make Believe’.

Dr Dre meanwhile was at Number Ten with last week’s Number Four ‘Bad Intentions’.

Elsewhere in the chart, there was another new entry for Mercury Rev and ‘The Dark Is Rising’ at Number 16 and P Diddy Ft The Neptunes went in at Number 19 with ‘Diddy’.

US rockers Wheatus went straight in at Number 22 with ‘Wannabe Gangstar/Leroy’ and Elton John went straight in at Number 24 with ‘This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore’.

Lower down the reaches of the charts, Live Element went in at Number 26 with ‘Be Free’ and Super Furry Animals went straight in at Number 30 with ‘It’s Not The End Of The World’.

There was very little change in the album charts, with Stereophonics staying at Number One with ‘Just Enough Education To Perform’ and Robbie Williams moving back up to Number Two with ‘Swing When You’re Winning’. Pub rocker Gordon Haskell was back down from Number Two to Three with ‘Harry’s Bar’.

Click back to NME.COM tomorrow for the low down on the contestants in next week’s chart battle.