Britney tops iTunes singles chart

Last Updated: Jan 13, 2011, 15:41 PM IST

Melbourne: Britney Spears has jumped to the top of iTunes singles charts in the US and Australia with her latest single, ‘Hold It Against Me’.

The heavily-auto tuned dance number vaulted past Bruno Mars`` Grenade in the US and Dirty Talk by Wynter Gordon Down Under, reports News.com.au.

"Seriously, I have the best fans ever," Spears tweeted after the single leaked.

"I love you all so much!! Everything I do is for you! xoxo Brit," she added.

The erratic pop music star single success came despite accusations from 1970``s country music duo The Bellamy Brothers that the song steals their lyrics.

The Bellamy Brothers had a No. 1 hit in 1979 with If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body, Would You Hold it Against Me? Spears`` new song includes the refrain "So if I said I want your body now, would you hold it against me?"

David Bellamy, half of the duo, told TMZ: "Howard [Bellamy] and I have no personal beef with Britney. She’s a talented gal. But professionally, well, in all honesty, we feel completely ripped off. Where’s the originality?"

ANI