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Sunday, 26 January, 2003, 19:00 GMT
Bee Gees back in UK top 10
The Bee Gees
Maurice Gibb (left) with brothers Robin and Barry
The Bee Gees' Greatest Hits album has gone back into the UK top 10 in the wake of the death of Maurice Gibb.

Fans rediscovering the group's music since Maurice's death from an intestine problem on 12 January have sent the album to number nine.

UK TOP 10 ALBUMS
1. Justin Timberlake - Justified
2. Avril Lavigne (above) - Let Go
3. Busted - Busted
4. Pink - Missundaztood
5. Daniel Bedingfield - Gotta Get Thru This
6. Christina Aguilera - Stripped
7. Robbie Williams - Escapology
8. Red Hot Chili Peppers - By the Way
9. Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits
10. Foo Fighters - One By One
Source: Official Chart Co
It was a re-entry at number 30 immediately following his death, and has now risen further as fans have continued to turn to the brothers' music.

Maurice's twin Robin Gibb recently announced that he and the other brother, Barry, would stop making music under the Bee Gees name.

Michael Jackson and Maurice's ex-wife Lulu were reported to have attended Maurice's funeral in Miami three days after his death.

The Greatest Hits album includes songs like Jive Talkin, Stayin Alive and How Deep Is Your Love. It was a top 10 hit when it was originally released in the UK in November 2001.

Their last studio album, This Is Where I Came In, which featured rare lead vocals from Maurice, has also seen an increase in sales.

Robin Gibb's latest solo single, Please, was a new entry in Sunday's singles chart at number 23.

Fame Academy winner David Sneddon is top of the singles chart for a second week with Stop Living the Lie.

He held off competition from rapper Jay-Z with Destiny's Child singer Beyonce Knowles, whose duet, 03 Bonnie and Clyde, was a new entry at number two.

Charlotte Church's techno collaboration with Jurgen Vries, The Opera Song, entered at number three.

Chart switch

Boy band Busted moved down to number four while Popstars winners Girls Aloud moved to number five.

Craig David's new single, Hidden Agenda, scraped in at number 10.

'N Sync singer Justin Timberlake moved up to number one from two on the album list, swapping places with teen pop sensation Avril Lavigne.

Busted's album moved up to number three after climbing 44 places in the last three weeks.

Maurice Gibb

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