November 26, 2006 19:00

Westlife beat Oasis, U2 and The Beatles in UK album battle

Take That are also Number One in the singles chart

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Westlife have beaten off Oasis, U2 and The Beatles to win the battle for Number One in the album chart tonight (November 26).

The boy band's new studio covers 'Love Album' beat off all three 'Best Of' collections released on November 20 on what was declared "Super Monday".

Oasis were in at Number 2 with 'Stop The Clocks' closely followed by The Beatles' classic re-workings 'LOVE' album at 3 and U2's '18Singles' LP at four.

Elsewhere Foo Fighters went in at Number 35 with their acoustic live album 'Skin & Bones'.

Fellow boy band Take That knocked Akon off the top spot in the singles chart with their comeback single 'Patience' after jumping up three places from last week's new entry, which was based on downloads alone.

They knocked the rapper's single 'Smack That', which also features Eminem, into second spot.

Emma Bunton was the highest climber in the Top 10 with her single 'Downtown' jumping 21 places to Number 3.

Nelly Furtado was the highest new entry overall with 'All Good Things (Come To An End)' at 13.

Elsewhere, Red Hot Chili Peppers are in at 16 with 'Snow (Hey Oh)' while Faithless went in at Number 26 with new single 'Bombs'.

The Top Ten is:

[b]1. Take That – ‘Patience’
2. Akon feat. Eminem – ‘Smack That’
3. Emma Bunton - 'Downtown'
4. Justin Timberlake feat. T.I – ‘My Love’
5. Westlife – ‘The Rose’
6. Beyonce – ‘Irreplaceable’
7. Fedde Le Grande – ‘Put Your Hands Up For Detroit’
8. All Saints – ‘Rock Steady’
9. Girls Aloud – ‘Something Kind Ooooh’
10. Razorlight - 'America'

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