Hoosiers, Leona Lewis Top U.K. Charts
London band the Hoosiers completed an outstanding few months on the U.K. sales charts yesterday (Oct. 28) as their debut album, "The Trick to Life" (RCA), debuted at the top of the new album survey. MLondon band the Hoosiers completed an outstanding few months on the U.K. sales charts yesterday (Oct. 28) as their debut album, "The Trick to Life" (RCA), debuted at the top of the new album survey. Meanwhile, former "X Factor" winner Leona Lewis made a winning start with her new single "Bleeding Love" (Syco Music/Sony BMG), which debuted at No. 1.
The Hoosiers' album contains their top 10 hit singles "Goodbye Mr. A." (down 4-9 this week) and "Worried About Ray," which is still in the top 40 and yesterday moved up 37-34. "The Trick To Life" outsold all comers in a week that saw Van Morrison achieve his highest-ever album chart position, as "Still on Top -- The Greatest Hits" (Exile/Polydor) opened at No. 2.
Mark Ronson's "Version" (Columbia) rose 8-3 in its 28th chart week, following several performances in London last week. The album's current single "Valerie," featuring Amy Winehouse, fell 2-5.
Winehouse's own version of the song, which she released as a B-side of one of her singles, has had four weeks on the lower rungs of the chart on download sales, and this week falls 52-62. It will also feature on a new "deluxe" two-CD version of her multi-platinum "Back to Black" album, due Nov. 5.
Last week's No. 1 album, Stereophonics' "Pull the Pin" (V2), fell sharply to No. 6, while Neil Young's "Chrome Dreams II" (Reprise) came in at No. 14. There was a No. 16 start for Arista's new "Ultimate Santana" compilation, while U.K. easy listening vocalist Michael Ball's "Back to Bacharach" set (UMTV) opened at No. 20.
London-born Lewis' success with "Bleeding Love" comes after her No. 1 at the turn of the year with "A Moment Like This," the single (and cover of 2002 "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson's hit) that followed her victory on "The X Factor." The new single precedes the Nov. 12 release of her album, "Spirit." Her debut hit re-entered the chart yesterday at No. 55, while the B-side of the new single, "Forgiveness," itself charted at No.46.
"Rule the World," Take That's new song from the soundtrack of "Stardust," raced 46-2 on the new chart. The song will be included on the deluxe tour edition CD/DVD of the group's "Beautiful World" album, due Nov. 19. Completing a trio of new entries to the top 40 on the singles list was McFly's "The Heart Never Lies" (Universal), in at No. 3 to become their 13th consecutive U.K. top 10 hit, only one of which did not reach the top five.
Oasis debuted at No. 10 with the download "Lord Don't Slow Me Down" (Big Brother), out to publicize their new live DVD of the same name. Elvis Presley's reissued "If I Can Dream" (RCA) came in at No. 17.
Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" (Columbia) is in a third week at the summit of European Top 100 Albums, while Plain White T's completed their slow ascent to the top of Eurochart Hot 100 Singles as "Hey There Delilah" (Hollywood) climbed 2-1 in its 13th chart week.