Prydz Returns To U.K. No. 1
In an extremely rare occurrence on yesterday's (Oct. 17) new U.K. singles chart, Swedish DJ Eric Prydz returned to No. 1 with "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound).In an extremely rare occurrence on yesterday's (Oct. 17) new U.K. singles chart, Swedish DJ Eric Prydz returned to No. 1 with "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound). The track enjoyed three weeks at the peak before being replaced last
week by Robbie Williams' "Radio" (Chrysalis), which this week falls to No. 3.
Prydz' track went back to No. 1 with lowest-ever sales total for a U.K. chart-topping single: 23,519 copies sold. The single that had been expected to debut at the top, "I Believe My Heart" by Duncan James (from chart regular Blue) with musical theater singer Keedie (Innocent/Virgin), opened at No. 2. It's the lead song from the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "The Woman in White," which opened recently in London's West End.
There was a No. 7 debut for "Come Get Some" by new British rock quartet Rooster on the Brightside label, formed by former Innocent head Hugh Goldsmith. New at No. 8 was Morrissey's "Let Me Kiss You" (Sanctuary), followed by a No. 9 entry for Cliff Richard's "Somethin' Is Goin' On" (Decca). It's the veteran artist's first single for Decca after an extraordinary 45-year chart career with EMI and his 66th top 10 U.K. hit.
Meanwhile, Irish perennial Ronan Keating saw his "10 Years of Hits" (Polydor) enter the U.K. album chart at No. 1. Duran Duran returned to the chart at No. 3 with "Astronaut" (Epic), its best U.K. showing since "Seven and the Ragged Tiger" bowed at No. 1 in December 1983.
A slew of other prominent album chart entries included Celine Dion's "Miracle" (Columbia) at No. 5, Good Charlotte's "The Chronicles of Life and Death" (Epic) at No. 8 and Irish crooner Daniel O'Donnell's "Welcome to My World" (Rosette) at No. 9. British singer/songwriter Lucie Silvas followed last week's No. 7 singles chart entry, "What You're Made Of," with a No. 11 start for "Breathe In" (Mercury).
On the pan-European charts, R.E.M.'s "Around the Sun" (Warner Bros.) enters the European Top 100 Albums tally at No. 1 after amassing best-selling debuts last week in the U.K., Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Norway. Williams' "Radio" entered the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles tally at No. 1 to end the five-week reign of Aventura's "Obsession" (Up Music/Warner Music).