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Sunday, 7 October, 2001, 17:12 GMT 18:12 UK
Double chart triumph for Kylie
Kylie Minogue
Kylie: Having a good year
Kylie Minogue has hung on to the top spot in the UK singles charts for the third week running.

The Australian pop star's dance anthem Can't Get You Out Of My Head has been the convincing victor in a battle with Victoria Beckham's Not Such An Innocent Girl - which this week plummeted to number 33.

 Click here to listen to a clip of Can't Get You Out of My Head

The rest of the top four have just changed places - but Alien Ant Farm's version of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal has nudged into the top five from number six.

UK top five singles
1. Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out of My Head
2. DJ Otzi - Hey Baby
3. City High - What Would You Do
4. Steps - Chain Reaction/One For Sorrow
5. Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal

A timely entry at number seven is Sven Sven Sven by Bell & Spurling, in honour of England manager Sven Goran Eriksson - whose team just clinched a 2-2 draw against Greece on Saturday.

Another new entry is from Right Said Fred, who have not troubled the UK charts since 1994.

Their new single You're my Mate has come in at number 18.

There are also new top 20 entries from Sum 41, Jean Jacques Smoothie, Sarah Connor featuring TQ, and Ash.


The top of the album chart sees four new entries.

On top of Kylie's single success is a number one entry for her album Fever - in its first week.

Elton John
Elton John: Straight to number two
Fever has just pipped Elton John's Songs From The West Coast, which has entered the charts at number two.

And former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown is another new entry at number three - beating Bob The Builder at four.

Victoria Beckham 's album charted at number 10.

Kylie Minogue has been the favourite of BBC News Online readers voting for the best of the new albums.

By Sunday Kylie had won 37% of the votes, leaving Bob the Builder in second place with 16% and Elton John in third with 13%.

Victoria Beckham trailed with just 4.5% - but 30% voted for "none of the above" - perhaps reflecting wide support for Ian Brown.

See also:

01 Oct 01 | Music
Round two for Kylie and Posh
30 Sep 01 | Music
Kylie holds top chart spot
28 Sep 01 | Reviews
Battle of the pop giants
17 Sep 01 | Music
Battle of the pop divas
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