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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Competition Stiffs Cliff On The U.K. Chart

Good ol' Cliff Richard. Tomorrow sees the U.K. release of the eight-disc box set And They Said It Wouldn't Last (My 50 Years In Music), celebrating the career of the now 68-year-old (!!) Sir Cliff.

Coinciding with this is the celebratory (and ultimately cheesy) single "Thank You For A Lifetime," which Cliff and Co. probably didn't anticipate would get beat to #1 on the U.K. chart by American southern rock outfit Kings Of Leon.

And while "Sex" ultimately proves to be more popular than Richards' "Lifetime," the latter still charts respectably at #3, giving the pop legend his fourth British Top 10 hit of the new millenium.

Of course, this new trash pales in comparison to these schmaltz classics:

Otherwise, it's a relatively slow week on the chart, thought it feels like a calm before a glut of new releases come charging down the horizon.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Sex On Fire" - Kings Of Leon *new* *1 week*
2. "I Kissed A Girl" - Katy Perry
3. "Thank You For A Lifetime" - Cliff Richard *new*
4. "When I Grow Up" - Pussycat Dolls
5. "Disturbia" - Rihanna
6. "Pjanoo" - Eric Prydz
7. "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" - The Script
8. "Beggin'" - Madcon
9. "All Summer Long" - Kid Rock
10. "Mountains" - Biffy Clyro

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