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Tony Christie tops singles chart
Tony Christie (left) with Peter Kay
Peter Kay (right) has recorded a video for the Tony Christie song
Tony Christie's classic hit (Is This The Way To) Amarillo has become the UK's number one single after being re-released by comedian Peter Kay.

The single - which originally went to number 18 in 1971 - raised money for charity Comic Relief, knocking McFly's Comic Relief single down to number two.

Elvis Presley's She's Not You went in at number three and Gwen Stefani's Rich Girl entered in fourth place.

Stereophonics' Language Sex Violence Other topped the album chart.

Celebrity video

Christie enjoyed further success with his Definitive Collection album, which rose two places to the number two spot.

50 Cent's The Massacre dropped from number one to number three, while G4's eponymous album fell two places to number four.

The Bravery's self-titled album entered the chart at number five.

Comedian Kay has used Is This The Way To Amarillo in his stand-up routines and TV show Phoenix Nights.

He recruited a host of TV celebrities to appear in a video, which was shown during Comic Relief's Red Nose Day on 11 March.

It shows Kay miming the track alongside stars including Michael Parkinson, Jimmy Savile and Ronnie Corbett.


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See clips from the video starring Peter Kay



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