The pop sensations' see off 'Beautiful Day' to claim the top slot...
STEPS this week (October 22) shot straight into Number One on the UK single’s chart with ‘STOMP’, taking over from U2’s ‘BEAUTIFUL DAY’ which dropped to Three having held the top spot for just one week.
In a busy week, a surprise high climber came from the Baha Men, whose ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’ jumped from 14 to Number Two, while Samantha Mumba‘s highly fancied second single ‘Body II Body’ went in at number five. Meanwhile Fatboy Slim‘s Jim Morrison sampling comeback ‘Sunset (Bird Of Prey)’ only just sneaked into the Top Ten at Nine, one ahead of Britpop stalwarts Blur with ‘Music Is My Radar’.
Further down, the ubiquitous Moby scored a further hit from ‘Play’ as ‘Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?’ charted at Number 17, a place above David Gray with ‘Please Forgive Me’. There were further new entries in the Top 40 for Damage, Honeyz and a disappointing 38 for indie favourites Idlewild with ‘Roseability’.
On the album chart, All Saints managed to see off the challenge of Limp Bizkit to take their second album ‘Saints And Sinners’ straight in at Number One, a place above the rap-rockers’ ‘Chocolate Starfish And The Hotdog Flavored Water’. Aside from Radiohead dropping 12 places from one to 13 with ‘Kid A’, there was little other real change. Grannys’ favourite Daniel O’Donnell scored an unlikely hit at Number Four with ‘Faith And Inspiration’ and Coldplay re-entered the Top Ten at Nine with ‘Parachutes’.