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Donny Osmond makes chart return
Donny Osmond
Donny Osmond's comeback follows an Osmond greatest hits album
Singer Donny Osmond has scored his first solo UK top 10 single in over 30 years with new song Breeze On By.

The 1970s heart-throb has the highest new entry in this week's chart at number eight - his strongest placing since When I Fall In Love in 1973.

Eric Prydz remains at number one with Call On Me, while Girls Aloud's Love Machine stays at number two.

Green Day have the new number one album with American Idiot, while Bryan Adams' Room Service enters at number four.

1) Call On Me
- Eric Prydz
2) Love Machine
- Girls Aloud
3) My Place/ Flap Your Wings
- Nelly
4) Leave (Get Out)
- JoJo
5) American Idiot
- Green Day
Official UK Charts Company
The 46-year-old singer's last hit single was 1988's Soldier of Love, which peaked at number 29.

Both inside and outside his family's group, The Osmonds, Donny had a successful pop career during the 1970s, and become famous for his squeaky-clean image.

But the spotlight faded after the TV show he shared with his sister, The Donny and Marie Show, ended in 1979. Three years later, he made a disastrous Broadway debut in Little Johnny Jones, which opened and closed on the same night.

In 1992, he took the lead role in the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which revived his musical career.

A 2001 album of show tunes, This Is The Moment, made number 10, and earlier this year, a compilation of family group The Osmonds' hits entered the album chart at number five.

Breeze On By is co-written by former Take That star Gary Barlow. A new album, What I Meant To Say, will be released in November.

1) American Idiot
- Green Day
2) Out of Nothing
- Embrace
3) Songs About Jane
- Maroon 5
4) Room Service
- Bryan Adams
5) Unwritten
- Natasha Bedingfield
Official UK Charts Company
Other new entries in the singles chart include Groove Armada's re-released I See You Baby at number 11, while Fatboy Slim's Slash Dot Slash enters the chart at number 12.

Former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown makes a return to the chart at number 18 with Keep What Ya Got, while Sir Paul McCartney's Tropic Island Hum is at number 21.

Leeds band The Music enter the album chart at number eight with Welcome To The North, while evergreen rockers Status Quo reappear in the countdown at number 16 with greatest hits album XS All Areas.

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