American band OneReubpulic have finally earned their first No.1 UK single with 'Counting Stars'.

The race to the top spot was incredibly tight as new British band The Vamps latest single, 'Can We Dance', proved to be tough competition.

According to the Official Charts Company, the rock group trailed The Vamps midweek but at the final hour they rallied ahead to take the top spot.

The American boys only won by the small margin of 1,150 copies, marking the closest No.1 singles race of 2013.

'Counting Stars' made its Top 40 debut seven weeks ago as it was released back in June and is the third single off their latest album 'Natïve' which was released in March, 2013.

It is now officially their most successful single in the UK, with it beating 2007's hit 'Apologise' which featured Timaland and only reached No.3.

Last week's No.1, 'Talk Dirty' by Jason Derulo ft 2-Chainz, dropped to the 3rd position and Katy Perry's 'Roar' comes in at No.4.

The British electro producers, Chase & Status, topped off the top 5 with their new entry 'Count On Me', a track from their upcoming album 'Brand New Machine' which will be released on 7th October 2013.

OneReuplic's lead singer, Ryan Tedder, is no stranger to the Official Charts. The Grammy winning singer-songwriter co-wrote Leona Lewis's 'Bleeding Love' which was the fastest selling CD of 2007 and received most radio airplays worldwide prior to its US debut.

He is also credited for co-writing Ellie Goulding's 'Burn', earning the British singer her first UK No.1 single.

OneRepublic's 3rd studio album was released on March 22nd 2013 and includes hit tracks 'If I lose Myself' and 'Counting Stars'.

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OneRepublic earn thier first UK No.1 single