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Monday, 1 October, 2001, 10:56 GMT 11:56 UK
Round two for Kylie and Posh
Victoria Beckham and Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue and Victoria Beckham have embarked on another chart battle as their albums go head-to-head following Minogue's success in the singles chart.

The Australian singer held onto the number one spot in the UK for a second week after clinching victory in their race to the top.

Now the pair are up against each other again as their albums are both released on Monday.

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

But this time it is a four-way race as they will also be fighting it out with two other previous chart-topping stars - Elton John's Songs from the West Coast and Bob the Builder's debut album.

Although Minogue's Can't Get You Out of My Head is proving popular, former Spice Girl Beckham's debut solo single Not Such an Innocent Girl entered the charts at number six.

It has now fallen to number 18 as a crop of new singles debut in the top 10.

Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder has already had two number one singles
Chart presenter Mark Goodier predicts that Minogue will once again triumph with her album Fever, pointing out the difference in single sales between the two singers.

Minogue's Can't Get You Out of My Head sold about 500,000 copies, while Beckham's sold 10% of that amount.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, Goodier said: "Victoria's album sounds like it has had a million dollars spent on it but the songs are just not great.

"By contrast Kylie's has two or three pretty great songs but is not trying to be a slick R'n'B pop production. It's sounds like the 2001 equivalent of what Kylie was always good at, which was being a fun pop star."

UK top five singles
1. Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out of My Head
2. Steps - Chain Reaction/One for Sorrow
3. DJ Otzi - Hey Baby
4.City High - What Would You Do
5. Liberty - Thinking it Over
Pop group Steps' cover of the Diana Ross classic Chain Reaction failed to topple Minogue's Can't Get You Out of My Head as it entered at number two in the singles chart.

Austrian DJ Otzi's former number one hit and holiday anthem Hey Baby continues to sell well at number three, 10 weeks after its release.

The second highest new entry comes from the trio City High with What Would You Do at number four.

Hot on their heels is Popstars rejects Liberty at number five with Thinking it Over.

Steps are embarking on a greatest hits tour
The group formed after they lost out to the five eventual winners of the ITV1 show Popstars, who went on to become the successful group Hear'Say.

Meanwhile, Dido's No Angel album has returned to the top of the album charts, nearly a year after its release.

Macy Gray's The ID has slipped to number two while Tracy Chapman's greatest hits album entered at number three.

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