Phil Collins beats Manic Street Preachers to top UK albums chart

Plus Bruno Mars scores his first Number One single

Phil Collins has beaten Manic Street Preachers in the battle for the top spot in the UK albums chart tonight (September 26).

The veteran singer’s new covers record ‘Going Back’ climbed from fourth in the chart to reach the summit ahead of ‘Postcards From A Young Man’, which went straight in at three.

Last week’s chart toppers The Script fell to number two with ‘Science & Faith’.


Elsewhere in the album chart, Mumford and Sons crept back into the Top 10 with ‘Sigh No More’, up two places to number nine from last week.

In the UK singles chart, Bruno Mars scored his first number one with debut single ‘Just The Way You Are (Amazing)’, knocking last week’s chart topper Alexandra Burke down to five with ‘Start Without You’.

Elsewhere, Mark Ronson and his band The Business Intl went in at number 24 with ‘The Bike Song’, which features The View‘s Kyle Falconer.

This week’s Top 10 UK singles are:

1. Bruno Mars – ‘Just The Way You Are (Amazing)’
2. Taio Cruz – ‘Dynamite’
3. Katy Perry – ‘Teenage Dream’
4. The Script – ‘For The First Time’
5. Alexandra Burke – ‘Start Without You’
6. Eminem ft Rihanna – ‘Love The Way You Lie’
7. Emma’s Imagination – ‘Focus’
8. Katy B – ‘On A Mission’
9. Shontelle – ‘Impossible’
10. Alex Gaudino – ‘I’m In Love (I Wanna Do It)’

The Top 10 albums are:


1. Phil Collins – ‘Going Back’
2. The Script – ‘Science & Faith’
3. Manic Street Preachers – ‘Postcards From A Young Man’
4. Brandon Flowers – ‘Flamingo’
5. Robert Plant – ‘Band Of Joy’
6. Maroon 5 – ‘Hands All Over’
7. Linkin Park – ‘A Thousand Suns’
8. Katy Perry – ‘Teenage Dream’
9. Mumford & Sons – ‘Sigh No More’
10. The xx – ‘xx’