Arctic Monkeys top UK singles chart

The Sheffield band's first proper release is a smash hit

Arctic Monkeys have done what Coldplay and Franz Ferdinand haven’t managed yet by going straight to the top of the UK singles chart tonight (October 23)

The Sheffield four-piece, who are next week’s NME cover stars, ended Sugababes‘ three-week stay at the top by going right to the summit with their debut single proper ‘I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor’. And boyband McFly went in at Three, whose ‘I Wanna Hold You’ was unable to get near the new kids on the block.

It’s a remarkable achievement for the band, whose only other release to date was a limited EP earlier this year called ‘Five Minutes With The Arctic Monkeys’. And this week’s NME will have an exclusive interview with the band of the moment so don’t miss the full, definitive version of their incredible rise to fame. Dated October 29, It’s on sale from Tuesday (October 25) in London and Wednesday nationwide.

In the album chart, Prodigy’s ‘Their Law’ singles compilation has gone straight to the top, while Simply Red go in at Three with ‘Simplified’ and Depeche Mode at Six with ‘Playing The Angel’.

The Top Ten UK singles are:

1. Arctic Monkeys – ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’

2. Sugababes – ‘Push The Button’

3. McFly – ‘I Wanna Hold You’

4. Robbie Williams – ‘Tripping’

5. Pussycat Dolls feat Busta Rhymes – ‘Don’t Cha’

6. Kanye West feat Jamie Foxx – ‘Gold Digger’

7. Friday Hill – ‘Baby Goodbye’

8. Daniel Powter – ‘Bad Day’

9. Sean Paul – ‘We Be Burnin’’

10. Liberty X – ‘Song 4 Lovers’