Steps beaten into Number Two spot...

KYLIE MINOGUE has today (September 30) held onto the top spot on the UK single charts for a second week with ‘CAN’T GET YOU OUT Of MY HEAD’.

After beating Spice Girl Victoria Beckham in their chart tussle last week, Minogue saw off Steps this week, pushing their comeback track, a cover of Diana Ross’ ‘Chain Reaction’, to Number Two. The second highest new entry came from City High, the Wyclef Jean proteges who moved in at four with ‘What Would You Do?’. Liberty, the five failures from the ‘Popstars’ television show, score a hit, entering at five with first single ‘Thinking It Over’. Mary J Blige, entering at Eight with ‘Family Affair’ and Elton John at Nine with ‘I Want Love’ make up the remaining new entries on the Ten.

P Diddy & The Bad Boy Family return to the charts at 13 with their NME single of the week ‘Bad Boy For Life’, two places above Silicone Soul at 15 with ‘Right On’, who are themselves one place above Stereophonics at 16 with new release ‘Step On My Old Size Nines’.

More established names do less well this week. Victoria Beckham bombs to number 18 with ‘Not Such an Innocent Girl’ on her second week in the charts. Basement Jaxx with ‘Jus 1 Kiss’ enter at 23 and Garbage can only score at 24 with ‘Androgyny’, the first single from new album ‘beautifulgarbage’. Actors Ewan McGregor & Nicole Kidman score the only other new entry in the Top 30 with ‘Come What May’, lifted from their recent Baz Luhrmann-directed film, ‘Moulin Rouge’.

Blink-182 scrape in at 31 with ‘First Date’.

Meanwhile, there is little movement on the album chart. Macy Gray has been bumped off the top-spot with second album ‘The Id’ by the evergreen Dido, while the only new entry on the Top Ten comes from Tracy Chapman with her greatest hits ‘Collection’ at Number Three. Top Ten mainstays Travis, David Gray and Nelly Furtado show no interest in moving down the chart.