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Sunday, October 16, 2011

UK Chart Roundup: Steps' 'Ultimate Collection' Is #1

After blogging feverishly about the newly-reunited Steps over the past month, Chart Rigger lived up to its classy name this week by helping the band land The Ultimate Collection at #1 on the UK album chart. Well, the Sky Living series Steps Reunion and the fivesome's recent appearances on Lorraine and This Morning maybe, possibly had something to do with it. too.

This marks Steps first #1 album since their last greatest hits collection Gold was released this very same week back in 2001. It also give the band three #1 albums to their credit, including their second studio LP Steptacular, which was released in 1999, and thus gives the quintet a chart-topping UK album in each of the past three decades ('90s, '00s and now).

"Huge thanks to everyone that helped @OfficialSteps get to No1 today. Can't believe the support. Looking forward to seeing u all on tour," band member/hot piece Lee Latchford Evans tweeted a few hours ago.

Faye Tozer also took to Twitter with this: "Overwhelmed : ) Can't thank everybody enough for such an amazing day! It's unbelievable! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!"

Seriously, did anyone see this coming? And now, just roll on some new music already!

Below is the ho-hum action on the singles chart. Sorry, Matt Cardle!

The UK Top 10:

1. "We Found Love" - Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris *2 weeks*
2. "Moves Like Jagger" - Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera
3. "Stereo Hearts" - Gym Class Heroes feat. Adam Levine *new*
4. "Jar Of Hearts" - Christina Perri
5. "Sexy And I Know It" - LMFAO
6. "Run For Your Life" - Matt Cardle *new* 
7. "Wherever You Will Go" - Charlene Soraia
8. "Loca People" - Sak Noel
9. "The A Team" - Ed Sheeran
10. "What Makes You Beautiful" - One Direction

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