Prydz, Green Day Lock Down U.K. Charts
Swedish DJ Eric Prydz started a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sept. 26) with "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound), while Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) became the punk trSwedish DJ Eric Prydz started a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sept. 26) with "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound), while Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) became the punk trio's first-ever British No. 1 album. The two sales charts also boasted new appearances by such veteran artists as Donny Osmond, Brian Wilson, Bryan Adams and Paul McCartney.
The top three on the singles survey went unchanged, with Girls Aloud's "Love Machine" (Polydor) holding at No. 2 and Nelly's "My Place"/"Flap Your Wings" (Universal) at No. 3.
Osmond scored a remarkable singles chart comeback, and the week's highest new entry, with "Breeze on By" (Decca) at No. 8. It's his first top 10 hit in nearly 31 years, since "When I Fall in Love" became the last of his six top 10s in his original teenybop phase. It's also Osmond's first appearance anywhere on the U.K. singles chart in 13 years, although he has built a strong album following in Britain in recent years with the Decca releases "This Is the Moment" and "Somewhere in Time."
Groove Armada's 1999 top 20 hit "I See You Baby" (Jive) arrived at No. 11 in the form of a new Fatboy Slim remix, one place ahead of Fatboy's own new single, "Slashdotdash" (Skint). Muse's "Hurricanes and Butterflies" (Atlantic) bowed at No. 14, followed by Swedish pop act Alcazar's "This Is the World We Live In" (RCA) at No. 15. Former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown's "Keep What Ya Got" (Fiction) debuted at No. 18.
McCartney's animated film theme "Tropic Island Hum," coupled with his 1984 hit "We All Stand Together" (Parlophone), entered at No. 21, his highest singles chart ranking since "Young Boy" reached No. 19 in 1997. Even more remarkable was the first-ever appearance on the U.K. singles survey under his own name by Brian Wilson, at No. 29 with the limited edition seven-inch vinyl single "Wonderful," taken from the newly recorded version of fabled "Smile" album, due today via Must Destroy/Nonesuch.
The Green Day album beat the band's previous U.K. peak of No. 4 for 2000's "Warning." Canadian rock survivor Bryan Adams' new album "Room Service" (Polydor) entered at No. 4, becoming his seventh U.K. top 10 set (including 2002's "Spirit - Stallion Of The Cimarron" soundtrack) over a 19-year period. English rock outfit the Music charted at No. 8 with its second album, "Welcome to the North" (Virgin), followed by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at No. 11 with the double set "Abattoir Blues"/"The Lyre of Orpheus" (Mute).
"Anastacia" (Daylight/Epic) spends its 14th aggregate week at No. 1 on the European Top 100 Albums chart, while Aventura's "Obsession" (Up Music/Warner Music) tops the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles tally for a third week.