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'Response song' is UK number one
Frankee's song is a response to Eamon's number one
A single said to be a response from the former lover of soul singer Eamon's expletive-laden chart-topper has become the UK singles number one.

Frankee's FURB is a response to Eamon's I Don't Want You Back, which spent four weeks at number one. His track is now at number two.

Frankee said: "I felt publicly humiliated after hearing his track and thinking it could be about me."

The New York R&B singer's song also knocked Eamon's track off the US chart.

She said she believed the song gave her the last word. The track uses a similar melody to Eamon's chart-topper.

"I think he's beaten. There is no comeback record to mine. If he can think of one, then good on him. I don't think he can," she said.

Morrissey comeback

Like Eamon's controversial track, Frankee's song is also liberally studded with swear words.

This week's singles chart also sees the return of former Smiths singer Morrissey, whose single Irish Blood, English Heart is at number three.

The single is something of a comeback for the iconic Manchester singer, who was last in the charts in 1997.

In the album charts, British band Keane debuted at number one with their first album Hopes and Fears.

It knocked off Guns N' Roses best-of, which is now at number three.

Keane's album came ahead of the new record by British hip hop star Mike Skinner, whose band The Streets is at number two with their second record A Grand Don't Come For Free

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