Red Hot Chili Peppers score first UK Number One album...

Young pretender GARETH GATES has today (July 14) knocked Elvis Presley off the top of the UK charts with his new single ‘ANYONE OF US (STUPID MISTAKE)’.

The King had been at number one for four weeks with his record breaking 18th chart-topper ‘A Little Less Converstion’. It was revealed this week that BMG, the parent label of both acts, was deleting the single in a bid to encourage buyers to pick up the Gates track. They needn’t have worried. The Gates single shifted 240,973 copies this week.

Elvis Presley, meanwhile, drops to Number Three with Scooter sneaking up two places to Two. The Elvis Presley song has sold more than 540,000 in total.

US pop princess Ashanti debuts at four with ‘Foolish’ one place above veteran leather-faced Canadian Bryan Adams, who returns to the charts at five with ‘Here I Come’. The single, from the film soundtrack to ‘Spirit (Stallion Of The Cimarron)’, is his 25th Top 40 hit in all.

With no other new entries on the top 10, the next comes at 12 from Dee Dee with ‘Forever’, two places above Tim Deluxe at 14 with ‘It Just Won’t Do’. Former Savage Garden singer Darren Hayes enters at 15 with ‘Strange Relationship’, three places above DJ Marky at 17 with ‘LK’.

Electro-clash leaders Fischerspooner again fail to live up to their inflated reputation as new single ‘Emerge’ pops in at 25, a place above Alicia Keys at 26 with ‘How Come You Don’t Call Me?’.

Funk disco street-brawler Jamiroquai enters the charts at a lowly 31 with ‘Corner Of The Earth’, while DJ Shog scores the final new entry on the top 40 at 40 with ‘This Is My Sound’.

Oasis are knocked off the top of the album charts after one week seeing ‘Heathen Chemistry’ slip to two. Resurgent Red Hot Chili Peppers take their place entering at one with ‘By The Way’, their first ever UK chart topping album. NME favourites [a][/a] justify the hype, entering at Three with debut album ‘Highly Evolved’.

With little other movement on the Top 10, Counting Crows return at nine with ‘Hard Candy’ while yet another Jimi Hendrix best of ‘Voodoo Child – the Collection’ debuts at Ten.