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Double triumph for Tony Christie
Tony Christie
Tony Christie's career has seen a revival over recent weeks
Crooner Tony Christie is still on top of the UK singles chart with (Is This The Way To) Amarillo - and he now has the number one album as well.

Amarillo went to number one last week after being revived by comedian Peter Kay and re-released for Comic Relief.

Now the 61-year-old's greatest hits album, Definitive Collection, has also risen to number one.

Christie has since been offered the freedom of the city of Amarillo, Texas, and a cameo in ITV1 soap Emmerdale.

UK TOP FIVE SINGLES
1) (Is This The Way To) Amarillo - Tony Christie
2) Let Me Love You - Mario
3) All About You/ You've Got A Friend - McFly
4) Candy Shop - 50 Cent
5) Return To Sender - Elvis Presley
Source:
Official UK Charts Company
Amarillo was first a hit for him in 1971, but he faded from the spotlight in the late 1970s, returning only to join All Seeing I on 1999 hit Walk Like A Panther.

It beat tough opposition to remain at number one in the singles chart, with Mario's Let Me Love You the highest new entry at number two, while rapper 50 Cent came into the chart at number four with Candy Shop.

The latest Elvis Presley re-release, Return To Sender, made its chart comeback at number five, with Will Smith's Switch coming in just behind at number six.

UK TOP FIVE ALBUMS
1) Definitive Collection - Tony Christie
2) Language Sex Violence Other - Stereophonics
3) The Singles - Basement Jaxx
4) Lullabyes to Paralyze - Queens of the Stone Age
5) The Massacre - 50 Cent
Source:
Official UK Charts Company
Actress-turned-singer Natalie Imbruglia scored her fourth top ten hit with Shiver, which entered the chart at number eight. It is her biggest hit in over six years.

There were also new entries in the top 20 for Erasure, rock band British Sea Power and girl group The Faders.

Stereophonics' album Language Sex Violence Whatever fell to number two, with dance act Basement Jaxx's The Singles a new entry at number three.

US rock act Queens of the Stone Age's new album, Lullabies To Paralyze, entered the chart at number four.


SEE ALSO:
Singer Christie wins soap cameo
21 Mar 05 |  Entertainment
Tony Christie tops singles chart
20 Mar 05 |  Entertainment
Crooner Christie savours comeback
17 Mar 05 |  Entertainment
Comic Kay boosts Christie classic
15 Mar 05 |  Entertainment


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