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The group leave Liberty X and Coldplay trailing...

ATOMIC KITTEN have held on to the top slot in the UK singles chart tonight (September 15) – and they’ve replaced COLDPLAY at the top of the album charts too.

The girl group’s cover of ‘The Tide Is High’, also a UK Number One for Blondie in 1980, stays at the top for a third week in the singles chart, seeing off Liberty X, whose ‘Got To Have Your Love’ heads six new entries in the Top Ten.

Atomic Kitten’s Liz McLarnon told NME.COM she was delighted to hold on for a third week.

“It means all the hard work we put in has paid off and the fans appreciate what we do,” she said. Describing what Blondie means to her, she added: “Debbie Harry’s an icon! She’s just so cool and has been really influential in a lot of people’s careers. Even when Blondie did their comeback album she still looked and acted the part. She’s fantastic.”

Kelly Osbourne goes in at Three with her cover of Madonna’s ‘Papa Don’t Preach’, Scooter enter at Four with ‘Nessaja’, while Ronan Keatingis in at Five with ‘I Love It When We’. Sarah Whatmore’s ‘When I Lost You’ enters one place down at Six, and Milk Inc’s ‘Walk On Water’ goes in at Ten.

Further down the chart, former NME single of the week ‘Hands Around My Throat’ by Death In Vegas enters at 36.

In the album chart, Coldplay’s two-week stay at the summit is ended by Atomic Kitten’s ‘Feels So Good’. With Coldplay dropping to Two, Ash make up the Top Three, their singles collection ‘Intergalactic Sonic Sevens’ being the only other new entry in the Top Ten. Oasis’ ‘Heathen Chemistry’ is back in the Top Ten, Moving from Twelve to Eight.