Scottish duo the Proclaimers are at number one in the UK singles chart for the third consecutive week with (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles.

The charity single  re-released for Comic Relief almost 20 years after first going on sale  also features the talents of Peter Kay and Matt Lucas in the guise of comic creations Brian Potter and Andy Pipkin.

Just behind Charlie and Craig Reid are Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne and The Sweet Escape by Gwen Stefani featuring Akon; both unchanged from last week.

The Fray and Alex Gaudino complete the top five, with the former's How to Save a Life swapping places with Destination Calabria.

If the singles chart is static, it's all change in its albums equivalent, with Kings Of Leon and Maximo Park gatecrashing the top two with Because of the Times and Our Earthly Pleasures respectively.

It is the first time the Tennessee fourpiece have scored a number one album, while second place is also a best-ever placing for Newcastle's finest Maximo Park.

Take That's Beautiful World and Everytime we Touch by Cascada are at three and four, with The Best of the Proclaimers rounding off the top five albums. Is there no stopping the Reid twins?

Top ten UK singles

1 (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles  The Proclaimers featuring Brian Potter and Andy Pipkin
2 Girlfriend  Avril Lavigne
3 The Sweet Escape  Gwen Stefani featuring Akon
4 How to Save a Life  The Fray
5 Destination Calabria  Alex Gaudino
6 Stop Me  Mark Ronson featuring D Merriweather
7 Glamorous  Fergie featuring Ludacris
8 Give it to Me  Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado
9 Ruby  Kaiser Chiefs
10 Beautiful Liar  Beyonce and Shakira

Top five UK albums

1 Because of the Times  Kings of Leon
2 Our Earthly Pleasures  Maximo Park
3 Beautiful World  Take That
4 Everytime we Touch - Cascada
5 The Best of  The Proclaimers

08/04/2007 19:45:29