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Perry plants kiss at number one

Katy Perry
Perry's single is also at number one in the US.

US pop singer Katy Perry has topped the UK charts on download sales alone with her debut single I Kissed A Girl.

It knocked last week's number one, Kid Rock's All Summer Long, back to number two, while The Verve scored the highest new entry at five with Love Is Noise.

R&B star Rihanna was the week's fastest climber, shooting up from 34 to number nine with Disturbia, the sixth single from her Good Girl Gone Bad album.

Abba's greatest hits collection Gold stayed at the top of the album charts.

The album, first released in 1992, has returned to number one due to the popularity of box office smash Mamma Mia!

TOP FIVE SINGLES
1. I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
2. All Summer Long - Kid Rock
3. Dance Wiv Me - Dizzee Rascal
4. The Man Who Can't Be Moved - Script
5. Love Is Noise - The Verve
Source: Official UK Charts Company
Katy Perry's song has attracted a certain amount of criticism and controversy for its faux-lesbian lyrics - "I kissed a girl and I liked it / I hope my boyfriend don't mind it".

In the US, Rolling Stone said the star, a former gospel singer, "sounds like the type who makes out with her best friend just to get a dude's attention".

But the song was precision-targeted at the top of the charts - Perry shares writing credits with Max Martin (Britney Spears' Baby... One More Time), Dr Luke (Sugababes' About You Now) and British singer-songwriter Cathy Dennis (Kylie Minogue's Can't Get You Out Of My Head).

Dennis said it was "a bit of a shock" to find out she had scored another number one record, but added she "couldn't be happier" for Perry.

TOP FIVE ALBUMS
Kid Rock
1. Gold - Abba
2. Rockferry - Duffy
3. Viva La Vida - Coldplay
4. Rock n Roll Jesus - Kid Rock (pictured)
5. Melody - Sharleen Spiteri
Source: Official UK Charts Company
Elsewhere in the singles rundown, there were new entries for US rapper Nelly at 23 and dance "supergroup" Spoon, Harris and Obernik at 34.

Nickelback's Rockstar also re-appeared in the top 40 thanks to its recent use in an advertising campaign, landing at 27.

The song has now spent 42 weeks in the UK singles chart.

The top 40 albums remained fairly static, with Duffy and Coldplay swapping places to take second and third place respectively.

The only new entries were by British reggae hopeful Natty at number 21 and Nebraskan singer-songwriter Conor Oberst at 37.


SEE ALSO
Abba's Gold tops UK chart again
03 Aug 08 |  Entertainment
Coldplay regain album chart crown
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Dizzee Rascal retains UK top spot
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Coldplay top chart for fifth week
13 Jul 08 |  Entertainment
Dizzee Rascal scores chart topper
06 Jul 08 |  Entertainment

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