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Thom curtails Crazy chart reign
Sandi Thom
Singer Sandi Thom recently played her first headline show in London
Singer Sandi Thom has ended the nine week run of Gnarls Barkley at the top of the UK singles chart.

The Scottish musician moved up from number two with her song I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker, demoting Crazy to two.

The US duo asked for their song to be deleted to make way for a follow-up single, due to be released in July.

Crazy was the first single to top the charts on download sales alone, and the longest-running number one since Wet Wet Wet's Love Is All Around in 1994.

Clinched

Sussex band Keane moved up 12 places to number three with Is It Any Wonder, while Oakenfold and Brittany Murphy's Faster Kill Pussycat rose 30 places to seven.

Ronan Keating and Nelly Furtado scored new entries inside the top 10.

While the official World Cup song by Embrace is released on Monday, Tony Christie's (Is This The Way To) The World Cup entered the chart at 11, while comic Stan Boardman's song made number 19.

UK TOP FIVE SINGLES
Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo Green
1 Sandi Thom - I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker
2 Gnarls Barkley (pictured) - Crazy
3 Keane - Is It Any Wonder
4 Infernal - From Paris To Berlin
5 Pink - Who Knew
Source: Official UK Charts Company

At least 30 England World Cup songs are expected to be released.

In the album chart, Orson made their debut at number one with Bright Idea, relegating the Red Hot Chili Peppers to second spot.

Chart-topper Thom, originally from Macduff, Banffshire, and who is now based in south London, is said to have clinched a major record deal after webcasting a series of successful concerts from her basement.

The Independent newspaper recently cast doubt on this claim, reporting that figures of 70,000 people tuning into her online concerts were inflated as part of a publicity campaign.

A spokesman for Thom's public relations company Quite Great told the newspaper Thom is a "homegrown talent" and was using the internet to broadcast concerts before they became involved.

The singer's debut album is due to be released on 5 June.

Gnarls Barkley's deletion of Crazy means that as record shop stocks are depleted, they are no longer replaced.

Wet Wet Wet, who went on to top the charts for 15 weeks, also asked for their song to be deleted.


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