Coldplay's eagerly-awaited comeback single has been beaten to the top of the UK singles charts by a ringtone, which has made history by becoming the first tune used on mobile phones to cross to the mainstream music charts.

The British band's hopes of winning their first number one single in two years have been shattered, after a cartoon amphibian called Crazy Frog captured the hearts of Britain's youth, propelling dance tune AXEL F to the top spot.

The controversial new number one is a remake of the Beverly Hills Cop movie theme tune by HAROLD FALTERMEYER - which reached number two in the UK 20 years ago - and has caused outrage, for its heavy advertising in ringtone commercials, featuring the frog singing to the track while driving a moped.

Coldplay's new track SPEED OF SOUND has consequently claimed second place, followed by Akon's popular ballad LONELY, which dropped one place to number three.

R+B beauty Amerie's hit song 1 THING is a new entry at number four, replacing animated band Gorillaz' track Feel Good Inc, which has plummeted to fifth place.

But the Gorillaz have had better luck in the UK albums chart, with their CD, DEMON DAYS knocking dance act Faithless' disc FOREVER FAITHLESS - THE GREATEST HITS off the top spot.

29/05/2005 21:12