In a chart war that has been dominated by Rihanna, Timbaland and Kate Nash in the top three positions, uber-producer Timbaland has claimed the first place. U.K. Singles chart this week has knocked down Rihanna's "Umbrella" from its ten week-reign to not only the runner up position but straight to the third.
Interestingly enough, the top three seems to have battled among themselves since most of those under them staying intact in their position. Stacy Ferguson aka Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry", Enrique Iglesias' "Do You Know (The Ping Pong Song)", The Hossiers' "Worried About Ray" and Avril Lavigne's "When You're Gone" retain their last week post at no 4 to 7 respectively.
Only from the eight post downward do seats are taken by new singles. Groove Armada's "Song 4 Mutya" as predicted enters the chart at #8 while Mika's pop-thick "Big Girl" follows right behind. Closing the top ten is "Autumnsong", Manic Street Preachers' second single from new album "Send Away the Tigers".
Sheffield's very own band Arctic Monkeys apparently is struggling with their second single from sophomore album. After only peaking at #5, "Fluorescent Adolescent" drops to #14, their lowest charting single to date.
U.K.'s Top 10 Singles of week 31, 2007: