MANIC DEPRESSION?

The Welsh rockers release two singles on one day - but it may still not be enough to beat 'It Wasn't
Me' to pole position...

SHAGGY looks set for a sensational return to the UK charts this week, with his new single ‘IT WASN’T ME’ looking likely to beat the MANIC STREET PREACHERS to the Number One spot this coming Sunday (March 4).

Experts are predicting ‘It Wasn’t Me’ will become one of the biggest chart hits of the year so far, and a sure-fire Number One. The track has already been a massive success in the US. Demand was so high for the track that it entered the UK chart at Number 31 earlier this month on import sales alone.

Its main competition this week comes from the Manic Street Preachers, who release two sister singles, ‘So Why So Sad’ and ‘Found That Soul’ via Epic.

A chart expert at HMV commented: “Shaggy should go to Number One by a mile, and my guess is that Atomic Kitten will drop down to Number Two. The Manics should enter at Number Three and Four with ‘So Why So Sad’ and ‘Found That Soul’ respectively. ”

The Manics brought their singles forward a week last month. The original release date coincided with the release of Westlife’s cover of ‘Uptown Girl’.

Of the other new releases this week, PJ Harvey releases her new single ‘A Place Called Home’ and the Divine Comedy release ‘Love What You Do’ via Parlophone.

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