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Hear'Say's Record Breaking Number One
18 March 2001 | 0:00:00 GMT/UTC

Hear'Say's debut single, Pure and Simple is the fastest selling debut single ever. It is the third fastest selling single ever after Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas and Elton John's Candle In The Wind.

Suzanne Shaw, Danny Foster, Kym Marsh, Myleene Klass and Noel Sullivan sold 549,823 copies of their single.

Other new entries include Muse's Plug In Baby which charts at Number 11 and the Three Amigos whose follow up to Louie Louie: 25 Miles charted at Number 30. In the Top 20 there are only four new entries.


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