Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street tops UK chart

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The Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
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The Rolling Stones last hit the top spot with Voodoo Lounge in 1994

The Rolling Stones have scored their first UK number one album for 16 years with a re-release of their classic LP Exile On Main Street.

The album, which was first released in 1972, has been reissued with previously unheard tracks. Their last number one album was 1994's Voodoo Lounge.

Another 1972 recording has appeared in the singles chart this week.

A song by Leeds United FC's 1972 squad, re-released to celebrate the club's recent promotion, is at number 10.

US rapper B.o.B is at number one on the singles chart with Nothin' On You, according to the Official Charts Company.

The Rolling Stones beat Faithless's latest release The Dance, which was a new entry at number two on the albums rundown.

Exile On Main Street has been dusted off to tie in with the release of a documentary about the making of the album, which includes tracks such as Tumbling Dice and Rocks Off.

David Joseph, chairman of the Stones's label Universal Music UK, said: "It's quite a result for an album from 1972 to be back at number one. It proves the Stones's music is as powerful today as when it was created."

German covers band The Baseballs are at number four, while LCD Soundsytem have a new entry with This Is Happening at number seven.

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