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Gimme More tops US digital singles chart

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Oh, Britney would you look at that, a ray of sunshine has finally hit your otherwise beleaguered pop career.

She may be in an ugly custody battle for her children with her ex-squeeze K-Fed, but Britney Spears was yesterday given something to smile about as her new single Gimme More topped the digital songs charts.

Yep, that's right pop pickers: US fans bumped the troubled, sometime itchy-scalped, no-knickers flashing star to the top spot by downloading her new tune 179,000 times, according to Reuters.

And she's sitting, er, proudly on top of teen rapper Soulja Boy, whose song Crank That had dominated the number one spot in the digital charts for the past 12 weeks.

We at Vulture Central have no idea what Gimme More is alluding to, but it's certainly fair to say that her army of bleached-blond, squeaking teenage boy fans have at least given her what she really, really wants.

So, before all you cynics out there start suggesting that a zombie network is in fact responsible for favourably plumping Brit's musical assets, it might be worth noting that she also shot to number three in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. This makes for her highest ranking since her debut ...Baby One More Time. Take that, naysayers. ®

Still need convincing? Enjoy our Brit's multifarious talents here:

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