Coldplay Back On Top Of U.K. Album Chart
Dizzee Rascal's "Dance Wiv Me" (Dirtee Stank), featuring Calvin Harris & Chrome, started a fourth week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday, while Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His FrDizzee Rascal's "Dance Wiv Me" (Dirtee Stank), featuring Calvin Harris & Chrome, started a fourth week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday, while Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI) returned to No. 1 on the album survey.
Rascal's single, which he wrote with Scottish artist-producer Harris, stayed ahead of Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" (Atlantic/Warner Music), which climbed again 3-2, and "No Air" (Jive/Sony BMG) by Jordin Sparks featuring Chris Brown, up 5-3. Ne-Yo's former chart-topper "Closer" (Def Jam/Universal) moved back 6-4 and the Ting Tings' "Shut Up and Let Me Go" (Columbia/Sony BMG) rose 9-6.
The new singles chart also saw Gabriella Cilmi's indestructible "Sweet About Me" (Universal Island) climb back 12-7 in its 21st week, while Rihanna's "Take a Bow" (Def Jam/Universal) also moved back into the top ten, 11-9.
Southwest London quartet Noah & the Whale made the U.K. top 20 for the first time with "5 Years' Time" (Vertigo/Universal), which climbed 24-14. Norwegian new waver Ida Maria debuted at No.18 with "Like You So Much Better When You're Naked" (Nesna/Sony BMG) and Adele's "Hometown Glory" (XL Recordings), the latest single from her platinum "19" album, jumped 42-19.
The Coldplay album regained the top spot after its initial five-week run at No. 1 was ended last week by Basshunter's "Now You're Gone -- The Album" (Hard2Beat). That fell to No. 3 as ABBA's "Gold -- Greatest Hits" (Polydor/Universal) climbed again 5-2.
A new Decca/Universal compilation by easy listening act the Bachelors, "Believe -- The Very Best Of," debuted at No. 7, the Dublin act's first time in the U.K. album top 10 since 1969. The group had eight British top 10 singles between 1963 and '66. Also new in the top ten was Primal Scream's ninth studio album, "Beautiful Future," their first for B-Unique/Universal, at No. 9.
On Billboard's pan-European sales charts, the Coldplay album leads European Top 100 Albums for a fifth week, while the Kid Rock hit is in a second week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.