20 July 2001
U2 Elevate Irish Charts, Battle Robbie for UK
U2's Elevation has entered the charts in Ireland at No 1 - and the track is in a head to head with Robbie Williams for the UK top spot.
Elevation is the third U2 single from All That You Can't Leave Behind to top the charts in Ireland, this time ahead of DJ Oetz and D12.
But in the UK there is a serious scramble going on for the top spot - with someone who's started covering Beautiful Day in concert, says U2 are the best band in the world but is evidently now out for revenge.
Back in October U2's Beautiful Day was in a serious tussle for the UK singles top spot with Robbie Williams' Kids, a duet with Kylie Minogue. U2 brushed the kids off.
But the boy is undeterred and this week, industry gossips tell us, Robbie and U2 are again battling it out for UK No.1 Single, with just a few hundred sales between them.
So if you're in the UK don't forget, you've only got a few hours to save the world. The limited edition Elevation DVD (featuring the Tomb Raider video, Bono interviewed on set and an exclusive picture gallery) is set to sell out by the weekend.
If you miss it, the other formats include the bands cover of Johnny Cash's Don't Take Your Guns To Town and Last Night On Earth live from Mexico City.