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Sunday, 21 April, 2002, 18:01 GMT 19:01 UK
Oasis get back on top
The Hindu Times is from the album Heathen Chemistry
Oasis have returned to the UK singles charts in style, taking the number one spot from Pop Idol 's Gareth Gates.

The Hindu Times, the band's first single for nearly two years, has received mixed reviews - but sold strongly in its first week.

UK top five singles
1. Oasis - The Hindu Times
2. N'Sync - Girlfriend
3. Doves - There Goes The Fear
4. Gareth Gates - Unchained Melody
5. X-Press 2 ft David Byrne - Lazy
Gates fell to number four after a four-week stay at the top spot.

The top three chart positions all changed, with N'Sync's Girlfriend taking the number two spot and The Doves at three with There Goes The Fear.

 Click here to listen to Oasis sing The Hindu Times

The rest of the top ten all slipped a few places.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion remains number one in the album charts
New at number 12 was Champagne Dance by Pay As U Go, and New Order returned to the charts at 15 with Here To Stay.

The Hindu Times comes from Oasis's forthcoming album, Heathen Chemistry.

Some illicit recordings from the new album have already appeared on the internet, though record company Sony says they are just "early mixes" of the songs.

The band are scheduled to play in front of 120,000 people at Finsbury Park in north London on 5 and 6 July, just before the album is released.

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Celine Dion remains top of the album chart with A New Day Has Come, while Blue move up to number two with the appropriately-named Rise.

The only new entries in the chart are Elvis Costello's new album When I Was Cruel at number 17 and Petula Clark's Ultimate Collection at 18.

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