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Sunday, 20 May, 2001, 18:43 GMT 19:43 UK
S Club 7 back at number one
S Club 7
S Club 7 began their first live tour on Saturday
Pop group S Club 7 have topped the UK singles charts with their track Don't Stop Movin' - for the second time.

They knocked ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell down to number two with her cover version of the 1984 Weather Girls' hit, It's Rainin' Men - which originally knocked their single off the top two weeks ago.

The news of the hit - strictly speaking their fourth number one - came as the group began their first live UK tour in Sheffield.

A spokeswoman said: "Everyone is totally thrilled and delighted with being number one."

Geri Halliwell
Geri: Still raining at number two
The UK arena tour was an instant sell-out when tickets went on sale last year and the group have already lined up shows for next year to satisfy demand.

S Club 7, who have an army of pre-teen fans, were most recently in the news when three of their members were arrested for possessing cannabis.

Bradley McIntosh, 18, Paul Cattermole, 24, and Jon Lee, 19, were found carrying the drug in London's West End.

They later apologised for the incident to their fans, saying they had been "stupid".

The group first saw fame as a group of teenagers in a TV series in April 1999, Miami 7, the adventures of seven friends working in a Miami hotel.

In June 1999 the group released their first single, Bring It All Back, which went straight to number one.

S Club's Rachel Stevens
S Club's Rachel Stevens: Recently voted world's second most sexy woman by FHM readers
Their sixth single, Never Had A Dream Come True, hit number one in December 2000, while Don't Stop Movin' made the top of the charts in April this year.

Geri was neck and neck with S Club 7 midweek, but has spent the time promoting her new album, Scream if You Wanna Go Faster.

She stays ahead of rapper Nelly with guest artist City Spud and Ride Wit Me, at number three.

MOP's Cold As Ice climbed to number four while Fragma dropped to number five with You Are Alive.

British singer Gabrielle moved up to number six after seven weeks in the charts, while newcomer rap act Oxide And Neutrino came in at seven with Up Middle Finger.

Also new to the charts this week is boy band Bbmak at number eight.

Jennifer Lopez's Play is at number nine, while five-piece act A Teens are at 10 with Upside Down.

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