The Irish boys see off Afroman's novelty dope anthem...

WESTLIFE are trouncing all competition in the race to become this week’s Number One single.

Midweek sales figures issued today (November 6) based on sales yesterday (November 5) show that Westlife‘s single ‘Queen Of My Heart’ is outselling current Number One, Afroman‘s ‘Because I Got High’ at a rate of almost four to one.

A chart expert at the Virgin Megastore in London told NME.COM that the Irish group are now almost guaranteed a chart topper this coming Sunday (November 11).

She commented: “All the singles are doing really well this week but Westlife are by far the biggest seller. Looks like their heavy promotional work has paid off!”

Other new releases set to chart inside the Top Ten include So Solid Crew, whose ‘They Don’t Know’ is at Number Three, Cher’s ‘Music’s No Good Without You’ at Number Seven and the all star cover of Marvin Gaye‘s ‘What’s Going On’ at Number Eight.

Elsewhere, The Strokes are at Number 12 with ‘Last Nite’ and D-12 are at Number 14 with ‘Fight Music’.

For the final chart placings, visit NME.COM at 7pm on Sunday for the Top 100 singles and albums.