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Last Updated: Sunday, 9 September 2007, 18:07 GMT 19:07 UK
Pavarotti back in singles chart
Luciano Pavarotti
Luciano Pavarotti was buried in Modena on Saturday
Luciano Pavarotti has made a posthumous comeback to the UK singles chart, nearly 15 years after his last hit.

Download sales of Nessun Dorma saw the track rise to number 24, following the tenor's death on Thursday.

The track made number two in 1990 after being used as the BBC's theme to its coverage of the World Cup in Italy.

Teenage singer Sean Kingston stayed at number one with Beautiful Girls, while Hard-Fi's Once Upon A Time In The West entered the album chart at the top.

Pavarotti also enjoyed two number one albums - the Essential Pavarotti in 1990 and 1991 - but his last success in the singles chart was in October 1992, when Miserere made number 15.

TOP FIVE SINGLES
Sean Kingston
1) Beautiful Girls
- Sean Kingston (above)
2) Hey There Delilah
- Plain White T's
3) Stronger
- Kanye West
4) 1973
- James Blunt
5) Sexy! No No No
- Girls Aloud
Source:
Official UK Charts Company
Thousands of people gathered in the 71-year-old's home city of Modena, northern Italy, for his funeral on Saturday. The service culminated in a recording of Nessun Dorma and a fly-past by the Italian air force.

Girls Aloud entered the top 10 at number five with Sexy! No No No, while Elvis Presley re-release (Let Me Be Your) Teddybear came into the chart at number 14, its first appearance since 1957.

A week ago Hound Dog re-entered the chart at the same position, but has now dropped out again.

Sean Kingston also has a top 10 album to celebrate, with his self-titled release entering the chart at number eight.

US rock band Plain White T's made their UK album chart debut at number three with Every Second Count, while south-east London's Athlete entered at number five with their third album, Beyond The Neighbourhood.




SEE ALSO
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