Shakira, Morrison Retain Lead On U.K. Charts
Shakira and James Morrison retained their leads on the new U.K. singles and album charts respectively. The former's "Hips Don't Lie" (Epic) featuring Wyclef Jean has now been No. 1 for three weeks inShakira and James Morrison retained their leads on the new U.K. singles and album charts respectively. The former's "Hips Don't Lie" (Epic) featuring Wyclef Jean has now been No. 1 for three weeks in a row and four in total, while Morrison's Polydor debut set, "Undiscovered," leads the album list for a second week.
On a quiet singles chart, the main mover was Cascada's "Everytime We Touch" (All Around The World), which climbed 4-2. Several singles edged back upwards, including Morrison's "You Give Me Something" (6-5) and the Kooks' "She Moves In Her Own Way" (Virgin), which reached No. 7 in early July but has been moving back in the right direction for the last two weeks, 17-14-11.
Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars" (Fiction) is, unusually, making slow but steady progress up the chart, 25-15-13-10, and has helped bolster sales of the band's "Eyes Open" album. That set rebounds 3-2 in its 15th chart week and is nearing 600,000 units sold in Britain.
"Borderline" (Eye Industries/UMTV) by Michael Gray featuring Shelly Poole, which debuted at No. 58 on download sales last week, raced to No. 12 after its physical release. Gray scored a top 10 U.K. hit in late 2004 with "The Weekend," and the new hit includes vocals by former Alisha's Attic member Poole. Meanwhile, Dundee rock newcomers the View scored a debut hit with "Wasted Little DJs" (1965), which rose 73-15.
On the album chart, Orson's "Bright Idea" (Mercury) moves back 12-4 in its 11th week, as its latest single "Happiness" climbs 52-27. Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Geffen) continued its progress, 42-29-20, and Irish vocalist Ronan Keating's "Bring You Home" (Polydor) soared 68-28.
Across Europe, "Hips Don't Lie" leads the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles tally for the tenth week in a row and 12th overall, while Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) regains top spot from Muse's "Black Holes and Revelations" (Helium 3/A&E/Warner Bros.) on the European Top 100 Albums chart.