Beyonce today (July 13) won the battle of the giants holding onto the top spot on the UK single chart with ‘Crazy In Love’ seeing off Madonna who enters at two with her new single ‘Hollywood’.
And there was double celebration for Beyonce as she held onto the top spot on the album chart for a second week with ‘Dangerously In Love’ scoring a double double.
On down the single chart, Pink returns with ‘Feel Good Time’, the track she recorded with William Orbit, entering at three. In a busy week, Javine – the singer who lost out on the fifth and final place in Girls Aloud, sees her debut, ‘Real Things’, enter at four, two ahead of Eminem who can only manage number six with ‘Business’. There’s a fifth new entry on the top 10 – Kym Marsh strikes again at 10 with ‘Come On Over’.
America’s newest hip hop star Joe Budden enters at 13 with ‘Pump It Up’, five ahead of veterans Blur who trouble the chart at 18 with ‘Crazy Beat’. Meanwhile, electro Godfathers Kraftwerk score a hit at 20 with ‘Tour De France 2003’, just one ahead of Simply Red at 21 with ‘Fake’. The wheels come off a little for Avril Lavigne as her ‘Losing Grip’ nudges into the chart at 23.
Longview, (27), Minimalistix (36) and N Trance (37) make up the rest of the Top 40 new entries.
Meanwhile, The Darkness, the self-proclaimed saviours of British rock, enter the album chart with their debut ‘Permission To Land’. NME cover stars Kings Of Leon enter at five with their debut ‘Youth And Young Manhood’, one behind the Osmonds whose ‘Ultimate Collection’ goes in at four..