Top 5 Pop Singles
- Westlife - The Rose
- U2 and Green Day - The Saints Are Coming
- All Saints - Rock Steady
- Fedde Le Grand - Put Your Hands Up For Detroit
- Beyonce - Irreplaceable
Hot New Singles
- #12 Akon featuring Eminem - Smack That
- #14 Justin Timberlake featuring T.I. - My Love
- #15 George Michael and Mutya - This Is Not Real Love
A new Westlife #1 hit single signals that Christmas must be on its way. The boy band's return to the top is becoming an annual tradition. This time it is with a remake of Bette Midler's "The Rose." Amazingly, this is the first time the song has been a significant pop hit in the UK. Westlife manage to prevent the Green Day - U2 collaboration on "The Saints Are Coming" from hitting the top. Look for a number of new top 10 singles next week as Akon, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, and Robbie Williams all add physical sales to their download-only releases from this week.
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Top 5 Pop Albums
- Jamiroquai - High Times: Singles 1992-2006
- Angelis - Angelis
- Girls Aloud - The Sound Of: The Greatest Hits
- Damien Rice - 9
- Katharine Jenkins - Serenade
Hot New Albums
- #6 McFly - Motion in the Ocean
- #7 Paul Weller - Hit Parade
- #8 Cliff Richard - Two's Company: The Duets
In another sign that Christmas is on its way, greatest hits collections are beginning to flood the chart. Jamiroquai's hits collection tops the charts this week with new sets from Paul Weller, Moby, and 10CC flooding in as well. Simon Cowell's latest project, the pre-teen classical vocal group Angelis, makes a strong appearance on the chart with their initial self-titled album.