Evanescence Finds New 'Life' On U.K. Chart
Evanescence, already No. 1 on Music & Media's pan-European Top 100 Albums chart with "Fallen" (Wind-Up/Epic), conquered the U.K. singles chart yesterday with "Bring Me To Life." The single featuriEvanescence, already No. 1 on Music & Media's pan-European Top 100 Albums chart with "Fallen" (Wind-Up/Epic), conquered the U.K. singles chart yesterday with "Bring Me To Life." The single featuring Paul McCoy went straight to the top of the British chart, while moving up 7-6 on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles survey.
Evanescence thereby ended R. Kelly's four-week run at No. 1 with "Ignition," which fell to No. 2. Detroit's Electric Six followed its No. 2 U.K. hit from January, "Danger! High Voltage," with a No. 5 debut for "Gay Bar" (XL Recordings), while Shania Twain arrived at No. 6 with "Forever and Always." Boy band One True Voice opened at No. 10 with "Shakespeare's Way (With Words)" (Jive).
Southern rock act Kings Of Leon's "What I Saw" (BMG) entered at No. 22. Yoko Ono's "Walking on Thin Ice," remixed by the Pet Shop Boys and a hot club item for some time, opened at No. 35. It marks Ono's first top-40 appearance in the U.K. since the original release of the song, which reached No. 35 in February 1981.
Meanwhile, Welsh rock three-piece Stereophonics notched their third No. 1 album with "You Gotta Go There To Come Back" (V2). There was strong competition in the top-10, with S Club's "Hits" (Polydor) new at No. 2 and Metallica's "St. Anger" (Mercury) at No. 3. Veteran pop-reggae act UB40 debuted at No. 10 with "The Platinum Collection" (Virgin).