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Busted beat Britney to number one
Pop band Busted
Busted have had five top three UK singles in the last 14 months
Pop trio Busted have beaten Britney Spears to the number one spot in the UK chart with their latest single.

The teenagers scored their the second chart-topper in one year with Crashed the Wedding.

Spears' first single for 12 months, Me Against The Music, featuring Madonna, went straight in at number two.

Last week's best seller, Kylie Minogue's single Slow, fell to number four while in the album chart, Dido's Life For Rent returned to the top.

Busted, who combine a rock image with pop songs, have become one of the UK's most successful chart groups.

Britney Spears
Britney Spears has insisted she is still a role model for young girls
They have enjoyed four previous top three singles, including their only previous number one, You Said No, in May.

Meanwhile, Spears has struggled to maintain her popularity and profile during an image crisis that has seen her mature from an innocent teen idol.

She famously shared a kiss with Madonna at the recent MTV Video Music Awards in August and broke down in tears while talking about her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake on US television on Thursday.

Me Against The Music is Spears' most successful UK single since I'm Not A Girl Not Yet A Woman reached number two in April 2002.

  • Spears has defended her raunchy new image, saying that she is still a role model for young girls.

    The 21-year-old recently hit the headlines for a string of scantily-clad photo shoots.

    "A lot of people think those photos are over-explicit, but that's their opinion," Spears told the Radio Four show Woman's Hour.

    "I think it's a positive thing to be able to express yourself in a positive light."

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