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Glee stars score five UK singles chart hits

A promotional shot from Glee.

Story by Jack Foley

THE cast of Golden Globe winning US TV drama Glee scored five hits in the UK Top 75 singles chart this week, following the show’s UK debut earlier in the week.

The Glee version of Don’t Stop Believin’ proved the most successful, landing at number five – one place ahead of the 1981 original by US band Journey at six.

Other Glee cast entries included covers of Rihanna’s Take A Bow at number 43, Kanye West’s Gold Digger at 49 and Amy Winehouse’s Rehab at 62.

And actress Lea Michele’s version of On My Own, from the musical Les Miserable, also charted at number 73.

The UK success of Glee emulates that of its US run where, last year, 25 songs made the US Hot 100.

New songs from the show are being released in the UK immediately after each episode airs on E4 on Monday nights – while sales are further expected to be boosted by repeats of the show on Channel 4 on Sundays.

The drama, co-created by Ryan (Nip/Tuck) Murphy, follows the ups and downs of a singing club in a US high school.

Elsewhere in the UK singles chart, Iyaz remained at the top for a second week with Replay, while in the album chart, Florence And The Machine’s debut album Lungs reached No.1 for the first time since its release in July 2009.