SONG & DANCE!

Iglesias tipped to hold on to singles top slot for second week, and it's looking like a Number One for the dance duo in the album chart...

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS looks set to stay at Number One for a second week come Sunday (March 3) as his single ‘HERO’ is outselling the next three records combined.

Today’s midweek figures show that though there is much jostling for Top Ten places, there is no real movement. Pink, moving to Two from Three, has swapped places with a1 while Britney Spears climbs a place on her second week of sale, seeing ‘Overprotected’ move to Four, edging the current incumbent, George Harrison’s posthumous ‘My Sweet Lord’, to Five. The highest midweek new entry is from rising prog-indie stars Cooper Temple Clause, with double A-side ‘Film Maker/Been Training Dogs’ at Number 15. HMV chart expert Gennaro Castaldo said this afternoon (January 29) that the band were selling strongly and could hope to climb another few places by the weekend.

Other midweeks find Jimmy Eat World at 21, Mull Historical Society at 24, De Nada at 26 and Chemical Brothers at 31.

The Stereophonics are almost guaranteed a chart-topping album as ‘Come With Us’ is outselling the current Number One – ‘Just Enough Education To Perform’ by Pink

– by two to one. Pink has a midweek of Five with ‘M!ssundaztood’, while this week’s NME cover stars Hives see their album ‘Your New Favourite Band’ move from 18 to 12. It had leapt from 31 to 18 the previous week. Castaldo believes current in-store promotional offers that Hives are part of, such as three albums for £20 in HMV shops, have much to do with their climb up the chart.