S CLUB 7’s new single outsold MADONNA’s by three-to-one on the first day of sales this week.
And if the sales trend from Monday (November 27) continues for the rest of the week, their ‘Children In Need’ benefit single ‘Never Had A Dream Come True’ looks likely to beat Madonna’s ‘Don’t Tell Me’ to Number One.
As the chart predictions stood at the close of sales on Monday, with S Club 7 selling almost 30,000 copies, Madonna would have had the second-highest new entry at Number Five, having sold 9,666. However, after her storming performance in London last night and the attendant flood of publicity, she could catch up.
However, a chart expert at HMV told NME.COM he couldn’t see the track “breaking the top three”.
Elsewhere in the Top Ten, LeAnn Rimes is currently at Number Two with her former chart topper ‘Can’t Fight The Moonlight’, while last week’s Number One, Destiny’s Child, looks set to slip two places to number three with ‘Independent Women (Part 1)’ . As ever, the Baha Men are still selling well, with ‘Who Let The Dogs Out?’ clinging to the Top Five, at Number Four.
In the album chart, the Beatles are still selling approximately 50,000 copies of their greatest hits compilation ‘1’ a day, with Westlife’s ‘Coast To Coast’ also steady at Number Two.
The spokesperson for HMV said that there would be “no significant change” in the placing of the album charts “before Christmas”.
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