Lady GaGa, Kings Of Leon Lead U.K. Charts
"Just Dance" moved 3-1 to end "X Factor" winner Alexandra Burke's three-week run at the summit with "Hallelujah" (Syco Music/Sony BMG). That fell to No. 3 as James Morrison's "Broken Strings" featuring Nelly Furtado (Polydor) climbed 5-2. Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" edged back up 6-5 while its predecessor "Sex on Fire" held at No. 12.
The Saturdays raced 27-6 with "Issues" (Fascination/Polydor/Universal), the Anglo-Irish female pop quintet's third top 10 hit following "If This Is Love" and "Up." Beyonc nothced simultaneous U.K. top 10 singles, with "If I Were a Boy" down 4-7 and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" up 14-8. Also soaring into the top ten with a 40-10 climb was Kevin Rudolf's "Let It Rock" (Universal Island), currently No. 9 on the Hot 100.
Kanye West has another U.K. top 20 hit, with "Heartless" (Mercury/Universal) climbing 38-14 on the new survey. MGMT's "Kids" (Columbia/Sony BMG) jumped 37-16, a new peak in its 16th chart week.
The U.K. million-seller "Only by the Night" debuted at the top of the album chart at the beginning of its 16-week run in October. Moving back to the summit, "Night" ended Take That's five-week reign with "The Circus" (Polydor/Universal), down 1-2 as Duffy's "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal) held steady at No. 3.
James Morrison's "Songs for You, Truths for Me" (Polydor/Universal) was the big mover on the album chart, rebounding 24-7 in its 10th week in the wake of the success of "Broken Strings." MGMT's "Oracular Spectacular" (Columbia/Sony BMG) reached a new peak with a 13-8 climb, while the Ting Tings' "We Started Nothing," also on Columbia, jumps back 26-9, having debuted at No. 1 last May. Fleet Foxes' self-titled Bella Union debut re-charted at No. 17.
The first Eurochart Hot 100 Singles-topping artist of 2009 is Katy Perry, who moves 2-1 with "Hot N Cold" (Virgin/EMI). AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia/Sony BMG) leads European Top 100 Albums for a seventh non-consecutive week.