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The Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani Featuring Akon

Gwen Stefani teamed up with Akon in 2007 to take this track into the UK top 10 for eleven weeks.

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This week in 2007, The sweet escape by Gwen Stefani featuring Akon was at its highest position of number 2 in the UK singles chart for the second of two weeks. It had entered the top 40 six weeks previously at number 23 and broke into the top 10 a week later. After falling from its peak position, the song stayed in the top 10 for another five weeks, three of them in the top 5. A further seven weeks in the lower top 40 followed before the record left the chart.

The sweet escape was released on the Interscope record label and was the seventh top 10 hit for Gwen Stefani in the UK and the sixth for Akon. It was taken from Stefani’s platinum-selling album of the same name, which peaked at number 14 in the UK albums chart.

More music from Gwen Stefani and Akon


UK singles chart for the week ending 24 March 2007

  1. Walk this waySugababes vs Girls Aloud

  2. The sweet escapeGwen Stefani featuring Akon

  3. (I’m gonna be) 500 milesProclaimers featuring Brian Potter & Andy Pipkin

  4. ShineTake That

  5. How to save a lifeFray

  6. RubyKaiser Chiefs

  7. Grace KellyMika

  8. What goes around… comes aroundJustin Timberlake

  9. The creepsCamille Jones vs Fedde Le Grand

  10. Acceptable in the 80sCalvin Harris

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