Kings Of Leon top album and singles charts

Tennessee boys also see their other albums in the chart

Kings Of Leon have topped both UK charts this week (September 28) with their single ‘Sex On Fire’ and fourth album ‘Only By The Night’.

The 220,000 copies of the album sold give the band the second biggest first-week sales of the year, behind Coldplay‘s ‘Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends’.

Kings Of Leon also see their previous album, ‘Because Of The Times’, stay at Number 12 and can celebrate a new entry in the singles chart via downloads of album track ‘Use Somebody’, which goes in at Number 29.


Former chart-topper Katy Perry‘s ‘I Kissed A Girl’ is still Number Two in the singles’ Top Ten, which also sees Iglu & Hartly‘s ‘In This City’ rise to Number Five.

Rihanna‘s album ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ is at Number Two in the album chart, which also sees new entries from Pink Floyd‘s David Gilmour, at Number Ten with ‘Live In Gdansk’, TV On The Radio, at Number 33 with ‘Dear Science’, and Mogwai, at Number 35 with ‘The Hawk Is Howling’.

The Top Ten singles are as follows:

1. Kings Of Leon – ‘Sex On Fire’

2. Katy Perry – ‘I Kissed A Girl’

3. Rihanna – ‘Disturbia’


4. Pussycat Dolls – ‘When I Grow Up’

5. Iglu And Hartly – ‘In This City’

6. Gym Class Heroes Ft The Dream – ‘Cookie Jar’

7. James Morrison – ‘You Make It Real’

8. Sugababes – ‘Girls’

9. Neyo – ‘Miss Independent’

10. Faith Hill – ‘There You’ll Be’

The Top Ten albums are:

1. Kings Of Leon – ‘Only By The Night’

2. Rihanna – ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’

3. Duffy – ‘Rockferry’

4. Pussycat Dolls – ‘Doll Domination’

5. Neyo – ‘Year Of The Gentleman’

6. Bette Midler – ‘The Best Bette’

7. Metallica – ‘Death Magnetic’

8. McFly – ‘Radio Active’

9. Elbow – ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’

10. David Gilmour – ‘Live In Gdansk’

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