Scissor Sisters, Snow Patrol Rule U.K. Charts
The Scissor Sisters ascended to No. 1 on the new U.K. singles chart yesterday with "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" (Polydor), after debuting at No. 4 on download sales last week. Meanwhile, Snow Patrol ouThe Scissor Sisters ascended to No. 1 on the new U.K. singles chart yesterday with "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" (Polydor), after debuting at No. 4 on download sales last week. Meanwhile, Snow Patrol outsold both Kasabian and Beyonce Knowles to return to the top of the album chart with "Eyes Open" (Fiction).
It's Scissor Sisters' first U.K. No. 1 single, although their self-titled debut album spent four separate weeks at the top between July 2004 and February 2005. The track was co-written by Elton John, who also plays piano on it.
Last week's No. 1 single, Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" (Jive), fell to No.2, while "Promiscuous" (Geffen) by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland climbed 15-3. Also advancing after its physical release was Robbie Williams' "Rudebox" (Chrysalis), up 30-4. Snow Patrol's durable "Chasing Cars" added to another good sales week for the band by moving up again to a new peak, 7-6, in its eighth week.
English soul singer Lemar's "It's Not That Easy" (RCA) arrived at No. 7, marking today's release of his new album "The Truth About Love." The Feeling's "Never Be Lonely" (Universal Island) moved up 12-9, as their its album "Twelve Stops and Home" improved 7-4, and Muse raced 38-13 with "Starlight" (Helium 3/Warner Bros.).
With the Snow Patrol album back up 2-1 to trade places with Kasabian's "Empire" (Columbia), Beyonce's' "B Day" (Columbia) entered at No. 3. Its 2003 predecessor, "Dangerously in Love," opened at No. 1 and spent five weeks there.
"The Very Best of Freddie Mercury Solo," released by Parlophone to mark what would have been the Queen frontman's 60th birthday on Sept. 5, entered at No. 6, while Missy Elliott's "Respect M.E." (Atlantic) opened at No. 7. Audioslave's "Revelations" (Epic/Interscope) came in at No. 12, followed by "Crazy Itch Radio" (XL Recordings) by Basement Jaxx at No.16.
Long-running British rockers Iron Maiden's "A Matter of Life and Death" (Capitol/EMI) opens at No. 1 on the European Top 100 Albums chart. The Timberlake track climbs 40-1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles to end the run of 15 aggregate weeks at No. 1 for "Hips Don't Lie" (Epic) by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean.