While the Girls Aloud hold fast to the singles top spot...

U2 are straight in at number one in the UK album chart, while GIRLS ALOUD keep their place at the top of the singles countdown.

The veteran rockers’ eleventh album ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’ is a new entry at the top of the chart, following the number one success of their single ‘Vertigo’.

They knock last week’s top-seller, Eminem’s ‘Encore’ to second place.

Meanwhile, Girls Aloud’s Children In Need single, a cover of Pretenders’ ‘I’ll Stand By You’ holds on for a second week in the singles chart.

New entries come from Keane at 18 with ‘This Is The Last Time’ and Delays at 28 with ‘Lost In A Melody’.

This week’s UK top ten singles are:

1. Girls Aloud – ‘I’ll Stand By You’

2. Destiny’s Child – ‘Lose My Breath’

3. Lemar – ‘If There’s Any Justice’

4. Geri – ‘Ride It’

5. Nelly and Christina Aguilera – ‘Tilt Ya Head Back’

6. Brian McFadden – ‘Irish Son’

7. Eminem – ‘Just Lose It’

8. Gwen Stefani – ‘What You Waiting For?’

9. JoJo feat Bow Wow – ‘Baby It’s You’

10. Shania Twain feat Mark McGrath – ‘Party For Two’