A lot of turnover in the UK singles chart this week. Leading the pack is American pop singer Kelly Clarkson, landing her first ever UK #1 hit with "My Life Would Suck Without You," debuting at #1. She is the first American Idol alum to score a #1 hit in Britain, and reclaims her title as the alum with the highest-charting UK hit, an honor Jordin Sparks took from Clarkson in July last year when she hit #3 with "No Air." Kelly's previously had four other top 10 hits, the biggest being "Since U Been Gone," which hit #5 in 2005. "My Life Would Suck Without You" hit #1 in the US a few weeks ago, and upon reaching #1 in the UK is the second single to top both country's singles charts this year, following Lady GaGa's "Just Dance."
2. Love Story - Taylor Swift
"Love Story" lands at #2, up 20 places. The American country singer's crossover release has already been a major hit in the US.
3. Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Lady GaGa climbs 12 spots to #3, scoring her second UK top 5 hit. It's the follow-up to January's #1 hit "Just Dance," which is still in the top 10, down four places to #6 this week.
4. Dead and Gone - T.I. Featuring Justin Timberlake
T.I. and Justin climb 13 spots to #4 this week with "Dead and Gone," the follow-up to #2 hit "Live Your Life" with Rihanna. T.I. and Justin hit #2 together in 2006 on Justin's "My Love."
5. The Fear - Lily Allen
Due to all the big new releases, Lily takes a four-place tumble to #5 after spending 4 weeks at #1.
9. Whatcha Think About That - The Pussycat Dolls Featuring Missy Elliott
The Dolls and Missy are up another notch to #9 this week upon their physical release.
17. Up All Night - Take That
Take That climb 20 places to #17 this week with their upcoming single "Up All Night," out in stores tomorrow. It bears a strong resemblance to their 2007 #1 hit "Shine," but honestly I like it a lot better. It's #1 on the airplay chart this week.
19. Gives You Hell - All-American Rejects
Speaking of airplay #1s, this single currently tops the US top 40 radio chart. It's up 4 places to #19 this week. The band's highest charting single was "Swing Swing," which hit #13 in 2003.