Stones end exile from top spot
Published 23/05/2010 | 19:06
The Rolling Stones are celebrating their first album No 1 in 16 years as a re-released Exile On Main Street hit the top spot.
The ageing rockers managed to hold off dance outfit Faithless in the race to have the top selling LP in the UK.
Over in the singles chart, American rapper BOB's new track featuring Bruno Mars came straight in at No 1.
Nothin' On You replaced Roll Deep's Good Times which slipped two places to No 3.
There was also disappointment for Robbie Williams. The former Take That singer has teamed up with comedian Russell Brand to record a new version of Three Lions, alongside original performers Frank Skinner, David Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds' Ian Broudie.
The football anthem topped the charts in 1996 and 1998, but it was not to be third time lucky for the lads. The latest version - recorded under the name of Squad - could only make it to No 21 in the singles chart.
There was better success for Leeds United's 1972 squad.
A re-mastered version of their Leeds, Leeds, Leeds (Marching On Together) - released to celebrate the team's promotion back to the Championship - squeezed into the top 10.
The Rolling Stone's album success is the first such achievement for the band since 1994's Voodoo Lounge. Exile On Main Street, which contains tracks such as Tumbling Dice and Rocks Off, was a No 1 when initially released in 1972.