THREE WEEKS AT THE TOP FOR GARETH

The Pop Idol runner-up holds off S Club Juniors...

POP IDOL runner-up GARETH GATES has secured a third week at Number One with his single ‘Anyone Of Us (Stupid Mistake)’.

Gates held off competition on the chart this evening (Sunday, July 28) from S Club Juniors, who have the highest new entry with ‘Automatic High’ at Number Two. Shakira is new at Number Three with ‘Underneath Your Clothes’, while Ja Rule has a new entry at Number Five with ‘Livin’ It Up’.

Elsewhere in the Top Ten, Linkin Park are new at Number Nine with ‘High Voltage’/’Points Of Authority’. Further down, Doves debut at 21 with ‘Pounding’, Primal Scream return with ‘Miss Lucifer’ at 25, Natalie Imbruglia can only manage Number 26 with ‘Beauty On The Fire’, and The Streets enter at 27 with ‘Weak Become Heroes’.

The album chart is largely unchanged, with Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘By The Way’ staying at the top, followed at Number Two by Oasis’ ‘Heathen Chemistry’.