There’s no change at the top of the Singles Chart this week: Tony Christie makes it a month at No1 with ‘(Is This The Way To) Amarillo’, ahead of 50 Cent’s ‘Candy Shop’ at No2 and Ciara and Missy Elliott’s ‘1, 2 Step’ at No3.
The highest new entry comes from Jean Elliott, whose self-penned debut ‘Walkaway’ comes in at No9. She follows in the footsteps of her ‘You’re A Star’ (Season 2) rivals George Murphy, Chris Doran and James Kilbane who’ve all had Top 20 singles in the past 12 months. The Killers celebrate their 11th week at No1 on the Albums Chart – the longest stretch at the top since Moby’s ‘Play’ had 13 weeks at No1 in Spring 2000. Basement Jaxx ‘The Singles’ reaps the benefit of TV advertising, climbing 5 places from No7 to No2, ahead of Akon’s ‘Trouble’ which surges from No13 to No3. The highest new entry this week is former Prayer Boat front-man Emmett Tinley’s first solo release ‘Attic Faith’ at No28. There are, however, several re-entries on the back of Channel 4’s ‘100 Greatest Albums’ show: Radiohead’s ‘OK Computer’ at No26, Nirvana's ‘Nevermind’ at No27 and Bob Marley’s ‘Legend’ at No33.