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Christie holds on to chart reign
Tony Christie on German TV
Tony Christie's song was revived by Peter Kay for Comic Relief
Singer Tony Christie has made chart history by hanging on to the number one spot for the seventh week in a row with (Is This The Way To) Amarillo.

The last single to spend that long at number one was Believe from Cher from October to December 1998.

Wet Wet Wet's single Love Is All Around was the last song to spend eight weeks or more at the top, in 1994.

Christie saw off competition from combo Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake and Charlie Wilson, in at two with Signs.

Christie's singles chart success comes despite the inclusion of legal download music sales three weeks ago.

1 Tony Christie - (Is This The Way To) Amarillo
2 Snoop Dogg, Charlie Wilson, Justin Timberlake - Signs
3 Elvis Presley - A Little Less Conversation
4 Bodyrockers - I Like the Way
5 Will Smith - Switch
6 Destiny's Child - Girl
7 Ciara - 1 2 Step
8 Razorlight - Somewhere Else
9 The Tears - Refugees
10 Mario - Let Me Love You
Source: Official UK Charts Company

In the album chart, his greatest hits collection dropped one place to number four.

(Is This The Way To) Amarillo and Signs were followed by the Elvis re-release A Little Less Conversation, which came into the chart at number three.

Dance duo Bodyrockers' I Like The Way slipped one place to number four. Switch, from Will Smith, moved down to number five while new entry Girl from Destiny's Child was at six.

Razorlight with Somewhere Else fell three to number eight, while former Suede stars Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler's new outfit, The Tears, entered at number nine with Refugees.

RnB star Mario's release, Let Me Love You, fell to number 10.

In the album charts, Bruce Springsteen's Devils & Dust stormed into the top spot, causing last week's top three to move down one place.

Trouble, from US star Akon slipped to number two, Basement Jaxx's singles collection fell to third place, followed by Christie.


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