Damn! Why this week! Let's all start downloading quick!
Based on the new rule that downloads count towards the top 40 Morrissey will not be having his fist number 1.
Full story here, from Music Week:
Crazy downloads propel Barkley to top of chart
28 March 2006 - 11:14:42
The recent change in singles chart rules concerning the inclusion of downloads continues to break new ground this week, with Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy (Warner Bros) looking on course to enter at number one, based on digital sales alone for the first time in chart history.
Early retail reports suggest the single, which gets its physical release next Monday, will deny Morrissey his first number one after comfortably outselling his Attack/Sanctuary-released You Have Killed Me yesterday.
Crazy, which has been at the top of the iTunes download chart for some time, would also have made the top three last week if digital sales had counted towards chart places that far in advance.
Elsewhere in the singles chart, The Kooks are set to rise into the Top Ten with Naïve (Virgin), closely followed by a new entry from Depeche Mode’s Suffer Well (Mute), while releases from Michael Jackson (Epic), Milburn (Mercury) and The Streets (679) are also competing for a Top Ten placing.