Christina Aguilera has confounded expectations by holding onto the UK number one slot for two weeks with ‘Dirrty’. This leaves Will Young to lick his wounds with his fourth single ‘Don’t Let Me Down/You And I’ being the first to fail to get to number one, despite being the anthem for BBC’s Children In Need.
Other new entries include Jennifer Lopez at three with ‘Jenny From The Block’, S Club at five – a disappointing level for them – with ‘Alive’, Sum 41 at 16 with ‘Still Waiting’ and Mariah Carey’s chart renaissance kicks off with ‘Through The Rain’ debuting at eight.
The Music manage to enter at 26 with ‘Getaway’ while Suede achieve a lowly 29 for ‘Obsessions’.
Unsurprisingly – considering he just sold a quarter of a million tickets to Knebworth in seven hours – Robbie Williams’ ‘Escapology’ romped to the top of the album charts.