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TV show Glee invades UK singles chart

The cast of Glee
Glee picked up a Golden Globe for best series (musical or comedy)

US TV drama Glee has broken into the UK singles chart, scoring five hits in the Top 75 the week after the show's debut.

The cast's version of Don't Stop Believin' was the most successful, landing at number five.

The 1981 original by US band Journey, which also featured heavily in The X Factor, was one spot lower at six.

Last year, 25 songs from Glee made the US Hot 100. Songs from the show are being released in the UK immediately after each episode airs on E4.

Sales are given a further boost by repeats of the show on Channel 4 on Sunday.

The drama, which follows the ups and downs of a singing club in a US high school, won a Golden Globe for best TV series (musical or comedy) on Sunday night.

Other Glee cast entries in the top 75 included covers of Rihanna's Take A Bow at number 43, Kanye West's Gold Digger at 49 and Amy Winehouse's Rehab at 62.

UK TOP FIVE SINGLES
1 Iyaz - Replay
2 Owl City - Fireflies
3 Sidney Samson - Riverside
4 3OH!3 - Starstruck
5 Glee Cast - Don't Stop Believin'
Source: Official UK Charts Company

And actress Lea Michele's version of On My Own from the musical Les Miserable charted at number 73.

Iyaz remained at the top of the singles chart for the second week with Replay.

In the album chart, Florence And The Machine's debut album Lungs took the number one slot for the first time since its release in July 2009.

It occupied the number two slot for five weeks last summer, held off by the late Michael Jackson.

Mancunian trio Delphic, who came third in the BBC Sound of 2010 were a new entry at number eight for their debut album Acolyte.



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