LONDON (Reuters) - A controversial Russian pop duo accused of targeting the "dirty old man market" with lesbian kisses and schoolgirl outfits, shot to the top of the British singles chart Sunday, the Official UK Charts Company said.
Tatu's debut single, "All the Things She Said," has already proved popular in the rest of Europe, claiming the number one spots in Switzerland, Italy and Spain.
In the music video Julia Volkova and Lena Katina wear school uniforms and kiss and cuddle. Child protection charity Kidscape accused the pair of "targeting the dirty old man market."
British daytime television hosts, husband and wife team Richard and Judy, branded their antics "pedophile porn" and called for them to be banned.
Ivan Shapovalov, the man behind Tatu, has admitted to various media that he came up with the idea after visiting pornographic websites. The band's name translates as "This Girl Loves That Girl."
In the United States, the single reached a new high of No. 36 in its sixth week.
Debuting at No. 2 this week was "Stole," the new single by Destiny Child's Kelly Rowland, with the next highest new entry, "Hey Ma" by Cam'ron featuring Juelz Santana, in at No. 8.
Last week's No. 1, "Stop Living the Lie" by made-on-TV pop star David Sneddon, winner of the BBC's "Fame Academy," slipped to No. 3.
U.S. hip hop star Jay-Z fell two places to No. 4 with "03 Bonnie & Clyde," featuring another Destiny's Child singer, Beyonce Knowles.
Rounding out the top five was "The Opera Song" by Jurgen Vries, which features Welsh teen opera sensation Charlotte Church using her initials CMC.
On the album chart, Justin Timberlake's "Justified" was tops for a second week, followed by Busted's self-titled release, Avril Lavigne's "Let Go," Christina Aguilera's "Stripped" and a Bee Gees hits package. Tatu's album, "200 Km/h in the Wrong Lane" jumped 14 places to No. 20. In the United States, it surged 57 places to No. 53.