Sugababes Are Britain’s Reigning Girl Group

Woah woah woah…major shakeup this week on the UK pop charts. Girls Aloud may be the critics’ darling, but Sugababes show their primacy in the hearts and minds of UK girl-pop fans. Girls Aloud’s “Sexy! No No No” topped out at No. 5, before taking the big plunge down the charts. Cheryl Cole and company must be pissed that the new Sugababes single, “About You Now,” has debuted at No. 1.

And they should be. “About You Now” just isn’t up to the level of “Sexy! No No No” or previous Sugababes singles for that matter. One thing’s for sure: Mutya Buena‘s absence from the group has never been more sorely felt.

Shayne Ward‘s quest to be the British Justin Timberlake (but sluttier) seems to be working. His double single “No U Hang Up”/”If That’s OK With You” nips the Sugababes’ heels at No. 2. Reports say that the margin between the two singles was just a mere 500 copies.

Oh, and that Fedde le Grand track is the jam. Why isn’t this guy insanely huge in America?

1. Sugababes – About You Now
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2. Shayne Ward – No U Hang Up/IfThat’s Ok With You
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3. 50 Cent ft Justin Timberlake – AYO Technology
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4. Sean Kingston – Beautiful Girls
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5. Ida Corr vs. Fedde Le Grand – Let Me ThinkAbout It
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6. Plain White Ts – Hey ThereDelilah
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7. Kanye West – Stronger
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8. James Blunt – 1973
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9. Scouting For Girls – She’s SoLovely
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10. Rihanna – Shut Up and Drive
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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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