AUSSIE RULES!

The Australian pop princess celebrates a spectacular triumph...while Posh Spice can't even make the top five...

KYLIE MINOGUE trounced VICTORIA BECKHAM in the UK singles chart last night (September 23), going straight in at Number One with her latest release ‘CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD’.

Despite being billed as a clash of two pop titans, Kylie’s track, the first from her new album ‘Fever’ sold 306,000 copies – as opposed to Posh Spice’s ‘Not Such An Innocent Girl’, who only sold 35,000 to scrape in at Number Six.

Speaking to Mark Goodier on BBC Radio 1 after the chart was unveiled, Kyliesaid: “I’m so excited! I’m thrilled to pieces this has gone to Number One…it means such a lot to me.”

Kylie’s single pushed last week’s Number One DJ Otzi and ‘Hey Baby’ down to Number Two. The second highest entry in the new singles chart, Alien Ant Farm’s cover of Michael Jackson’s

‘Smooth Criminal’, went in at Number Three, while another former Number One Bob The Builder loitered in the charts at Number Four with ‘Mambo No 5’ and Shaggy

went in at Number Five with ‘Luv Me Luv Me’.

Other high new entries included Starsailor,

who went straight in Number Ten with ‘Alcoholic’, their third and biggest hit to date, Ian Brown, who managed to go in at Number 13 with ‘F.E.A.R.’ and Travis,

who debuted at Number 14 with ‘Side’.

Click back to NME.COM later today for the runners and riders in the week’s race to the top of the singles charts.