Eight years into its chart career, Welsh rock trio Stereophonics has its first U.K. No. 1 single with "Dakota" (V2). The track originates from the group's fifth album, "Language.Sex.Violence.Other." S

Eight years into its chart career, Welsh rock trio Stereophonics has its first U.K. No. 1 single with "Dakota" (V2). The track originates from the group's fifth album, "Language.Sex.Violence.Other." Stereophonics had previously notched nine top 10 U.K. singles.

RCA/Sony BMG's reissue of Elvis Presley's "Rock-a-Hula Baby" entered at No. 3, Last week's debut by the King in the same spot, "His Latest Flame," suffered the steepest descent of any single in the re-release program to date, crashing to No. 33.

Cabin Crew's "Star To Fall," a dance update of Boy Meets Girl's 1988 hit "Waiting for a Star To Fall," debuted at No. 4 on Data/Ministry Of Sound. The new version includes new vocals from the original group's George Merrill. Britney Spears' "Do Somethin'" (Jive) arrived at No. 6, followed by New York rock outfit the Bravery at No. 7 with its first top 10 success, "Honest Mistake" (Loog).

Operatic pop act G4, star of the TV talent search series "The X Factor" before Christmas, saw its self-titled debut for Sony BMG enter at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart.

It was followed at No. 2 by Il Divo's eponymous debut set, which climbed from No. 6. Album-buying in advance of yesterday's (March 6) Mother's Day holiday was much in evidence, with English pop crooner Tony Christie's "Definitive Collection" (UMTV) racing 10-3, easily the highest chart position for an artist whose chief singles success was in the early 1970s.

The Carpenters' "Gold -- Greatest Hits" (A&M) jumped 17-4, "The Ultimate Matt Monro" (EMI) rose 25-7 for the late British vocalist and Phil Collins' "Love Songs" (Virgin) shot 26-10. Jennifer Lopez's "Rebirth" (Epic) was a new entry at No. 8.

Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) is in a sixth week atop the European Top 100 Albums chart, while Lopez enjoys a second week at No. 1 on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles survey with "Get Right."

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