WESTLIFE TO KNOCK AFROMAN FROM HIS PERCH?

But the charity version of 'What's Going On' is also expected to make a strong showing...

WESTLIFE and the star-studded cover of MARVIN GAYE‘s classic ‘WHAT’S GOING ON’ are tipped as the most likely records to knock AFROMAN from the top of the UK singles chart this Sunday.

As reported yesterday (November 4) on NME.COM, Afroman‘s ‘Because I Got High’ remains at the top of the UK single charts for a third week. Today (November 5), a host of new releases attempt to reach the Number One spot.

A chart expert at the Virgin Megastore in London told NME.COM that Westlife‘s new single ‘Queen Of My Heart’ and the highly publicised cover of the Marvin Gaye classic, which will raise money for the September 11 disaster funds, are the favourites for Top Five placings.

She commented: “We expect Westlife to go to Number One this week, they’ve been doing loads of promotion for the track and it’s a brand new single as well.”

Other tracks which are likely to feature in the Top Ten include So Solid Crew, who release ‘They Don’t Know’, Cher, who releases ‘Music’s No Good Without You’ and D-12, who release ‘Fight Music’.

Other new releases this week come from The Strokes with ‘Last Nite’, Embrace with ‘Make It Last’ and Daft Punk, who release ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’.

For the latest on this week’s battle to become Number One, visit NME.COM tomorrow (November 6) for the midweek chart placings, then again on Sunday for the final results.