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12:51 – Strokes

The Strokes took this track into the UK top 10 for one week in 2003.

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Ten years ago this week, 12:51 by the Strokes entered the UK singles chart at its highest position of number 7. After one week at its peak position, the song dropped to number 22 for a final week in the top 40.

12:51 was released on the Rough Trade record label and was the first top 10 hit for the Strokes in the UK. It was the first track taken from the platinum-selling album Room on fire, which peaked at number 2 in the UK albums chart.

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UK singles chart for the week ending 18 October 2003

  1. Where is the love?Black Eyed Peas

  2. Baby boyBeyonce featuring Sean Paul

  3. SuperstarJamelia

  4. Sweet dreams by L.A. exRachel Stevens

  5. I believe in a thing called loveDarkness

  6. White flagDido

  7. 12:51Strokes

  8. SundownS Club 8

  9. Carnival girlTexas featuring Kardinal Offishall

  10. Say cheese (smile please)Fast Food Rockers

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