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Dizzee Rascal retains UK top spot

Dizzee Rascal
Dance Wiv Me was Dizzee Rascal's first UK number one

Rapper Dizzee Rascal has topped the UK singles charts for a third consecutive week with his song Dance Wiv Me.

The track fought off competition from pop band McFly, whose new single, One For the Radio, debuted in second place.

This comes the same day the group, who recently started their own record label, gave away their new album Radio:ACTIVE with the Mail on Sunday.

DJ Basshunter's album Now You're Gone went straight in at number one in the album chart.

UK SINGLES CHART
1. Dizzee Rascal - Dance Wiv Me
2. McFly - One for the Radio
3. Kid Rock - All Summer Long
4. Basshunter - All I Ever Wanted
5. Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown - No Air
Source: Official UK Charts Company

The Swedish musician's track, All I Ever Wanted, fell two places to number four.

The other new album entries in the top 10 was Melody by Sharleen Spiteri, which debuted at number three and in ninth place was Billy Joel's Piano Man.

Madonna, whose brother's tell-all book about her has been serialised in newspapers this week, reappeared in the top 10 in both charts this week.

Her album, Hard Candy, rose from number 14 to 10.

UK ALBUMS CHART
1. Basshunter - Now You're Gone
2. Coldplay - Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends
3. Sharleen Spiteri - Melody
4. Duffy - Rockferry
5. Abba - Gold: Greatest Hits
Source: Official UK Charts Company

The 49-year-old's single Give It 2 Me was this week's highest climber in the top 20, jumping 10 places to number seven.

Meanwhile, the album chart was gripped by Abba mania, with the Mamma Mia! film soundtrack topping the compilation album chart.

It was actually the best-selling record of the week - the first time a movie soundtrack has outsold all other albums since Bridget Jones seven years ago. But it is not eligible for the main album chart under official rules.

In the regular album chart, Abba's greatest hits compilation, Gold - already the fourth best selling album of all time in the UK - returned to the top 10 after a four-year break, climbing to number five. And the soundtrack to the Mama Mia! stage show - which, as a cast recording, is eligible for inclusion - climbed 16 places to reach 19.




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