Take That, Kaiser Chiefs Move Atop U.K. Charts
Reunited former boy band Take That added another U.K. No. 1 single to its collection yesterday (March 4) as "Shine" (Polydor) rose 10-1.Reunited former boy band Take That added another U.K. No. 1 single to its collection yesterday (March 4) as "Shine" (Polydor) rose 10-1. Kaiser Chiefs, who led the survey last week with "Ruby" (B-Unique/Polydor) and are now No. 2, had the major consolation of debuting at the top of the album chart with their sophomore set, "Yours Truly, Angry Mob."
Take That's ascent to No. 1 was something of a surprise, as the track is in its fifth chart week and last week only edged into the top 10, 11-10. In a top four made up entirely of tracks on Universal labels, "The Sweet Escape" (Interscope) by Gwen Stefani featuring Akon rose 7-3 and Mika's former bestseller "Grace Kelly" (Casablanca/Island) dipped 2-4.
The Gossip's "Standing in the Way of Control" (Back Yard Recordings) hit the top 10 for the first time in its ninth chart week, rising 13-7, and Justin Timberlake's "What Goes Around ... Comes Around" (Jive) edged up 11-10. Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right" (Mosley/Geffen) continued its steady progress, 14-11, and Take That's former No. 1, "Patience" also moved up 15-14 after 16 weeks on the list.
Pigeon Detectives, currently opening for Kaiser Chiefs in the U.K., followed last November's top 40 entry "I Found Out" with a No. 19 debut for "Romantic Type" (Dance to the Radio).
Kaiser Chiefs' No. 1 entry on the album chart improves on the No. 3 peak achieved by their debut set, "Employment," in March 2005. A great week for Take That also featured a 5-2 rebound for their quadruple platinum album "Beautiful World." The next highest new entry was crossover classical vocalist Hayley Westenra's "Treasure" (Decca) at No. 9.
Two top 20 entries to the album list had a distinctly 1970s flavor, as the augmented Epic/Legacy/Sony BMG reissue of Electric Light Orchestra's "Out of the Blue" appeared at No. 18. The album reached No. 4 on its first release in November 1977. Meanwhile, Dr. Hook's "Hits and History" (Capitol) opened at No. 19, the group's first U.K. album chart appearance since a "Love Songs" compilation reached No. 8 in 1999.
As Norah Jones racked up a fourth week at No. 1 on the European Top 100 Albums chart with "Not Too Late" (Blue Note/Parlophone), Kaiser Chiefs' "Ruby" became their first No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, climbing from No. 8.