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
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
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
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.