Comic Relief tops singles charts

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"Islands in the Stream," a Comic Relief reworking of the 1980s Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers hit, went straight in at number one on the singles charts yesterday.

The song, featuring Welsh crooner Tom Jones and Robin Gibb from the Bee Gees, the group that wrote the original song, was released to raise money for children in Africa. It knocked Flo Rida's "Right Round" featuring Kesha off the top spot.

Girl group The Saturdays were at number three with "Just Can't Get Enough," while U.S. glam diva Lady Gaga took fourth spot with "Poker Face," and American country-pop singer Taylor Swift rounded out the top five with "Love Story."

In the album charts, Irish rockers U2 held their place at the top of the rankings with their album "No Line on the Horizon."

But there were two new entries in second and third places: Annie Lennox with "The Collection" and American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson in third with "All I Ever Wanted."

The Kings of Leon, in the charts for 25 weeks, moved down one spot to fourth with the album "Only by the Night," while in fifth there was another new entry, Taylor Swift's "Fearless."