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Last Updated: Monday, 19 May 2008, 11:22 GMT 12:22 UK
Ting Tings celebrate number one
by Kev Geoghegan
Radio 1 music reporter

The Ting Tings
The Ting Tings perform at Radio One's Big Weekend in Maidstone

The Ting Tings have been celebrating their first number one single in their hometown of Manchester.

That's Not My Name beat off competition from the likes of Rihanna and Madonna to top the chart on Sunday.

The band kicked off their UK tour last week and played to a home crowd on 18 May.

Singer Katie White told Newsbeat: "All the way through the set, fans were shouting, 'You're number one guys! You've knocked Madonna off the top!"

White admitted she and partner Jules De Martino are still feeling wobbly after the all-night party celebrations.

She said: "It's very strange, we're a bit hung over today but now at least we have come back down to earth.

"We're not massive drinkers to be honest, we saw my mum and my sister. It was really nice.

The Ting Tings
Katie White struts her stuff on the In New Music Trust stage

"Jules still looks a bit worse for wear. I left at 5am and he was still there."

The band hope to follow up their success with their debut album, We Started Nothing, which comes out today.

But White reckons she'll be happy to top the singles chart.

She said: "I think it's very hard to get a number one single at the moment.

"It seems to be loads of American bands so it really is an achievement to get to number one.

"But we would like people to hear the whole album."

The Ting Tings got their break playing the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury last year.

They return to Worthy farm again this summer, plus shows at T In The Park and Reading and Leeds.



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