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Jagger and Macca grace pop charts

Published 12/02/2012 | 19:44

Mick Jagger features on the new Will.i.am single
Mick Jagger features on the new Will.i.am single

The charts are being graced with musical greatness after two legends soared into the top three of both singles and album listings.

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Sir Mick Jagger flew into the top echelons of the singles chart for the first time in more than a quarter of a century.

The Rolling Stones singer features on the new Will.i.am single, T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever), which entered the charts at number three, according to the Official Charts Company (OCC).

The album chart was also graced with musical royalty, as Sir Paul McCartney's Kisses On The Bottom came straight in at number three. It is his 16th solo album and his first since 2007's Memory Almost Full.

Their success comes as the OCC predicted next week's charts will be dominated by Whitney Houston after the shock announcement of her death on Saturday night.

A similar effect was seen after the deaths of Michael Jackson in June 2009 and Amy Winehouse in August 2011 as fans paid tribute by buying the artists' singles and albums.

Sir Mick said he was delighted with the success of the new song he features in.

The 68-year-old last achieved a top 10 hit with the Stones in 1981 with Start Me Up, and his most recent appearance in his own right was in 1985 when he duetted with David Bowie on Dancing In The Street.

He is guest vocalist on Black Eyed Peas star Will.I.Am's single, along with Jennifer Lopez.

He told TheOfficialCharts.com: "We had a great time recording the track and I'm glad that UK music lovers are liking it."

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