Beyonce and Shakira have seen off a major threat from the Manic Street Preachers at the top of the UK singles chart.

The duet's Beautiful Liar, which reached number one last week, outsold the Manics' Your Love Alone Is Not Enough to stay top of the pile for a second consecutive week.

Gym Class Heroes were number three with Cupid's Chokehold, while Timbaland, Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake's Give It To Me collaboration slipped two places to number four. Avril Lavigne's Girlfriend was number five.

In the album chart, Arctic Monkeys' Favourite Worst Nightmare continued to reign supreme for a second week at the top.

The highest new entry was from Canadian big band crooner Michael Buble. His Call Me Irresponsible entered the charts at number two while the second highest newcomer  in an entirely different vein  was Ne*Yo's Because Of You, in at number six.

Amy Winehouse's Back To Black was number three, Mika's Life In Cartoon Motion rose to number six and Mark Ronson's Version slipped from last week's two to this week's five.

The only other new entry in the album top ten was Natasha Bedingfield's relationship-driven new record, Nb.

06/05/2007 20:01:35