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3 Of A Kind top the singles chart
3 Of A Kind
Baby Cakes is 3 Of A Kind's first single
New pop act 3 Of A Kind have beaten cult band The Libertines to number one in the UK's singles chart.

The trio's debut track Baby Cakes is a new entry at the top of the chart, while Busted's theme to Thunderbirds falls two places to number three.

Troubled band The Libertines - who are estranged from singer Pete Doherty over his drug problems - are at number two with Can't Stand Me Now.

In the album chart, Anastacia's self-titled record is the new number one.

Last week's chart-topper, Final Straw by Snow Patrol, falls to number four, while Maroon Five's Songs About Jane and Keane's Hopes and Fears occupy numbers two and three.

UK TOP 5 SINGLES
The Libertines
1) Baby Cakes
- 3 Of A Kind
2) Can't Stand Me Now
- The Libertines (above)
3) Thunderbirds/3AM
- Busted
4) Dry Your Eyes
- The Streets
5) Hip To Hip/ Can You Feel It
- V
Source:
The Official UK Charts Company
The Libertines' success follows media coverage of Doherty's troubles - in June he flew to Thailand in a last-ditch attempt to kick his drug habits by staying in a monastery, but soon flew back home.

Earlier this month he failed to appear at two concerts in London, and he is due to appear in court on Tuesday on a charge of possessing an offensive weapon.

Other new entries in the singles chart include boy band V's Hip To Hip/ Can You Feel It at number five, and Kazabian's LSF at number 10.

Controversial reggae star Beenie Man enters the chart at number 14 with King Of The Dancehall, while rock band Ash's guitarist, Charlotte Hatherley, debuts at number 31 with her first solo single, Summer.


SEE ALSO:
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04 Aug 04  |  Entertainment
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