Snow Patrol's "Eyes Open" (Fiction/Polydor), the follow-up to its breakthrough 2003 set "Final Straw," went straight to No. 1 yesterday (May 7) on the new British album chart. Last week's No. 1 album,
Snow Patrol's "Eyes Open" (Fiction/Polydor), the follow-up to its breakthrough 2003 set "Final Straw," went straight to No. 1 yesterday (May 7) on the new British album chart. Last week's No. 1 album, Gnarls Barkley's "St. Elsewhere" (Warner Bros.), fell to No. 2.
However, the Gnarls Barkley single "Crazy" continues to reign over the U.K. singles chart for a sixth week. The track is now the best-selling single of 2006, according to Official U.K. Charts Company data.
It was pursued by two singles that climbed the chart after the addition of physical sales: Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Dani California" (Warner Bros.), up 12-2, and Beatfreakz' cover of Rockwell's 1984 Motown hit "Somebody's Watching Me" (Data), which rose 21-3.
The highest new entry on the new singles chart, at No. 12, was long-standing rock act Feeder's "Lost & Found" (Echo), one of three new songs on the compilation "The Singles," out in the U.K. next Monday. "Control Myself" (Def Jam) by LL Cool J featuring Jennifer Lopez came in at No. 15.
"Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt" (Virgin) gave We Are Scientists a No. 21 entry, while Michael Jackson's "Remember the Time" (Epic) became the first of his Dual Disc reissues to land outside the top 20, debuting at No. 22.
On the album chart, Tool's "10,000 Days" (Tool Dissectional) came in at No. 4, a career best in the United Kingdom. Pearl Jam's self-titled set for J Records started at No. 5.
Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart underwent a dramatic spring-clean, with the top four titles all new entries, led by Bruce Springsteen's "We Shall Overcome -- The Seeger Sessions" (Columbia). Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris' "All The Roadrunning" (Mercury) opened at No. 2, followed by German rock band Silbermond's "Laut Gedacht" (Columbia) at No. 3 and the Gnarls Barkley release at No. 4.