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Monday, 20 August, 2001, 09:52 GMT 10:52 UK
Five beat Ellis Bextor to No 1
Five
Five: Proving that the boy band era is not over yet
Boy band Five have replaced the So Solid Crew at the top of Britain's singles charts, their new single Let's Dance going straight in at number one.

Singer Sophie Ellis Bextor came in at number two with Take Me Home, another new entry and the first single from her debut solo album.

Sophie Ellis Bextor
Sophie Ellis Bextor: Topped the charts last year
Ellis Bextor, whose single Groovejet with Spiller beat Victoria Beckham to the top spot last year, did not manage a similar feat on this occasion, despite music industry speculation earlier in the week.

The So Solid Crew dropped to the number three spot with 21 Seconds, followed by Eve featuring Gwen Stefani and Let Me Blow Ya Mind - another new entry.

New at five is Little J, Jamiroquai's latest single, followed by Atomic Kitten's previous number one Eternal Flame, which spent two weeks in the top spot.

 Click here to listen to a clip of Let's Dance

New Order have come straight into the top 10 with Crystal, in eighth place.

Wyclef Jean's Perfect Gentleman has slipped back to ninth position, while Jennifer Lopez is at number 10 with Ain't It Funny.

David Gray
White Ladder has become a fixture in the album top five
In the album charts, David Gray's White Ladder returns to the number one spot, pushing Atomic Kitten back into second place

The Very Best of Prince is at number three and Destiny's Child's Survivor stays at number four.

Shooting back up from 37 to five is Songbird, by the late Eva Cassidy.

See also:

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So Solid Crew top of the pops
02 May 01 | Music
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05 Aug 01 | Music
Kittens stay at number one
29 Jul 01 | Music
Kittens win chart war
11 Jun 01 | TV and Radio
Soap cameo for Atomic Kitten
25 May 01 | Music
Time out for sick Kittens
31 Jan 01 | Entertainment
Atomic Kitten heading for top
27 Feb 01 | Entertainment
David Gray: Climbing the ladder
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