April 2, 2014 16:02

Midweek chart update: Kaiser Chiefs on course for top, Frankie Knuckles set for posthumous hit

Kaiser Chiefs top the midweek album chart with 'Education, Education, Education & War'

Midweek chart update: Kaiser Chiefs on course for top, Frankie Knuckles set for posthumous hit

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Frankie Knuckles is set for his first Top 40 hit in almost 20 years with a campaign to get his song 'Your Love' to Number One in the Official Singles Chart this week following his death yesterday (April 1).

Knuckles, widely renowned as the creator of house music, passed away yesterday. A Facebook group to try and get his track 'Your Love' to Number One as a tribute has been set up and the song is currently at Number 35, according to Official Chart Company data.

'You Love' originally peaked at Number 59 when it was released in 1989. Knuckles' highest ever chart entry in the UK came in 1991 when 'The Whistle Song' reached Number 17. The final chart will be revealed on BBC Radio 1 this Sunday (April 6).

Ricky Wilson's decision to become a coach on The Voice appears to have paid off with his band Kaiser Chiefs (pictured above) at Number One in the Official Album Chart so far this week, narrowly ahead of current chart topper Sam Bailey. The band's new album 'Education, Education, Education & War' was released on Monday (March 31) and is their first since drummer Nick Hodgson quit the band.

There are six other new entries on this week’s Official Albums Chart Update with 'lost' Johnny Cash album 'Out Among The Stars' new at Number Three, while Christina Perri is new at Number Five with her album 'Head or Heart'.

Elsewhere, Steel Panther are heading for their first ever UK Top 10 with their album 'All You Can Eat' new at Number Six while Band Of Skulls (14), Lacuna Coil (27), The Robert Cray Band (29) and Runrig (30) are also currently in the Top 40.

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