Mika has a third week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Grace Kelly’, but the strongest challenge this week comes from the highest climber in the Top 30 – Akon (feat. Snoop Dogg) ‘I Wanna Love You’, up 16 places from No18 to No2. With two Number Ones under his belt for ‘Smack That’ and ‘Lonely’, the hat-trick could be within Akon’s grasp next week.
The Kaiser Chiefs could also be in contention, climbing from No31 to No7 this week with downloads of ‘Ruby’ – the CD version is available from today (Friday). The Blizzards have the highest new entry in this week’s Top 40 at No16 with their fifth single ‘Fantasy’: of the previous four, only ‘War Of Words’ failed to make the Top 20, stalling at No25 last October. Snow Patrol have a sixth consecutive week at No1 on the Album Chart with ‘Eyes Open’, making it ten weeks in total at No1 since release in April last year. Mika climbs one place from No3 to No2 with ‘Life In Cartoon Motion’, chased at No3 by Rod Stewart’s ‘If We Fall In Love Tonight’, one of four Rod Stewart collections in the Top 30 – ‘The Best Of’ at No15, ‘Still The Same’ at No17 and ‘The Story So Far’ at No22. This week’s highest new entry is at No13 for Van Morrison’s compilation of soundtrack contributions ‘At The Movies’, his best showing on the chart since ‘Down The Road’ which debuted and peaked at No6 in 2002.