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After finally being allowed to chart, Viva La Vida looks set to storm the singles chart, entering at #1. Previous single's that missed number 1 were In My Place and Speed of Sound who were beaten by Darius and the Crazy Frog. Its not for certain yet that Coldplay will be #1 by sunday but its looking very likely.


A big surprise, a nice one too :P




01 Coldplay - VLV

02 Mint Royale

03 Ne Yo

04 Rihanna

05 Sara Bareilles


Top 10

Chris Brown

Coldplay - VH


Top 15

Jordan Sparks


Top 30

Fall Out Boy


Madonna - GI2M

Maroon 5

Cage The Elephant


Top 40

Flo Rida feat. Timbaland












01 Coldplay

02 Duffy

03 Neil Diamond

04 Paul Weller

05 Feeder


Top 10

Dennis Wilson

Darren Styles


Top 15

Fleet Foxes

Sara Bareilles

The Music


Top 20

Judas Priest



Top 30


Petula Clark


Top 40

Willie Nelson



There are no sales info yet but I will post if I can find any. I will also let you know the update throughout the week on how Coldplay is doing.

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Coldplay eyeing first ever number one single


12:58 | Tuesday June 17, 2008


By Paul Williams


Coldplay are strong bets to score their first ever UK number one single with early retail sales suggesting Viva La Vida will debut at number one this Sunday.


The Parlophone track had previously been excluded from the chart after being made available as an individual download to anyone pre-ordering the digital version of the band’s new album. However, that situation has now passed, allowing Viva La Vida to qualify for the singles chart for the first time.


Coldplay, whose Speed Of Sound was famously prevented from becoming the band’s first number one single in 2005 by Crazy Frog, are presently a few hundred sales ahead of Mint Royale’s Syco-issued Singin’ In The Rain with Def Jam/Mercury’s Close by Ne-Yo third in a tightly-packed race among the leading contenders. In fact, there are little more than 2,000 sales separating the current midweek number one and Jive/RCA act Chris Brown’s Forever at number eight.


While the battle for number one on the singles chart is too close to call at present, Coldplay are certainties to spend a second week at the top of the artist albums chart with Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends currently outselling its closest challenger, Rockferry by Duffy, by more than six units to one.


Coldplay could also find themselves with two simultaneous Top 10 singles for the first time with Violet Hill presently sitting at 10 on the midweeks, up from 12 where it landed on last Sunday’s chart.


Lower down, expect brand new entries in this coming weekend’s singles countdown from acts including the Subways and Billiam, while Cage The Elephant will break into the Top 40 for the first time, with Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked set to make a huge climb from its present chart position of 196.


Back on the albums chart and, while Coldplay’s phenomenal sales mean the contest for number one this week is already over, the band will be joined by no less than eight brand new entries in the Top 20. These include Echo’s Feeder with Silent Cry and Dennis Wilson scoring his first-ever solo hit album in the UK, some 25 years after he died in a drowning accident. Sony BMG’s revival of his Pacific Ocean Blue & Bambu – 2 is presently eight in the midweeks, ahead of new entries from Darren Styles, Fleet Foxes, Sara Bareillies, The Music, Judas Priest and Weezer.

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Coldplay 'excited' about top spot (UK)




Coldplay have admitted that they are "excited" about the prospect of scoring their first ever number one UK single this weekend.


Early sales of Viva La Vida, the title track from their fourth album, suggest that the band could finally shoot to the top of the singles chart on Sunday.


The song was available to download before this week to those pre-ordering the band's album. Chart rules prevented it from counting towards the top 40 until Monday. The track has already given the band their first number one in the US after it shot straight to the top of the Billboard Hot 100.


The last British band to top the US chart was Def Leppard who reached the top spot with Love Bites 20 years ago. Coldplay came close to scoring their first number one in the UK in 2005 with Speed Of Sound but they were denied by Crazy Frog's single Axel F.


Guitarist Jonny Buckland is hoping Coldplay can go one better this time. He told Newsbeat: "I'm quite excited about it actually. I can't really believe it but then it's probably not going to happen anyway, is it?"


Promotional tour


The band have played three free gigs for their fans this week including a show at Brixton, Barcelona and the BBC Television Centre. "It's been really fun playing these free gigs and it's nice to come back like this because there's not too much pressure," he admitted. "You don't have to be great if nobody is paying any money."


The Coldplay guitarist also said the band decided not to play any festivals this year because they felt it was too soon.


He added: "We thought about coming back and doing the festivals but we wanted to leave it this year because it feels like we've only just done them. You can't just keep coming back ploughing the same furrow. As for next year we're not sure at this stage because we have only planned up to our UK tour in December which I'm really excited about because it's a long time since we've done a full tour."


He went on: "I never initially liked playing the big arenas and I much preferred intimate gigs like the ones we've played this week. But now that we haven't done big arenas for a while I'm kind of missing it so it'll be good to go back and play them especially in Liverpool because it's near my hometown."



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Coldplay clean up


Coldplay have burnt up the charts this week, achieving their first ever No 1 single while holding the top slot in the albums chart.


The four-piece band stormed to the top with Viva La Vida - released as a download single only, according to The Official Charts Company.


And the band have two top-20 hits in the singles chart with Violet Hill sitting at number 11.



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