September 15, 2008 / 9:41 AM / 11 years ago

Kings of Leon nab top spot in UK singles chart

LONDON (Reuters Life!) - A new entry from the Kings of Leon knocked American singer-songwriter Katy Perry’s cheeky “I Kissed a Girl” from the top of the singles charts this week, the official UK charts company said.

“Sex on Fire” went straight in at number one, pushing Perry’s saucy global hit down a spot after five weeks at the peak, while another new entry, Cliff Richard’s “Thank You for a Lifetime”, entered the charts at number three.

The Pussycat Dolls’ “When I Grow Up” and Rihanna’s “Disturbia” were each pushed down a place by Richard’s new entry, falling to four and five respectively.

Kid Rock stayed in the top 10 despite his anthem “All Summer Long” slipping two spots to number nine, while the biggest faller of the week among the top 10 was Swedish DJ Eric Prydz and “Pjanoo”, dropping four places to number six.

In the album charts, two new entries claimed the top spots, with Metallica’s “Death Magnetic” straight in at number one and Glasvegas’s eponymous “Glasvegas” entering the chart at number two.

That pushed The Verve down three places as the British indie rock group’s “Forth” slipped to, well, fourth.

Michael Jackson’s “King of Pop” slumped five places to eight and Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida” lost a spot to number 10 after 14 weeks in the charts.

Abba though were still hanging in there, with their “Gold — Greatest Hits” album at number nine following an astonishing 655 weeks in the charts, boosted by the popularity of the musical and film “Mamma Mia!”.

Reporting by Luke Baker, editing by Paul Casciato

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