Tomcraft, Timberlake Reign On U.K. Charts
"Loneliness" by Tomcraft (Data/Ministry of Sound), the brainchild of Munich, Germany-based trance producer Thomas Bruckner, went straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (May 4). Meanwhil"Loneliness" by Tomcraft (Data/Ministry of Sound), the brainchild of Munich, Germany-based trance producer Thomas Bruckner, went straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (May 4). Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake's "Justified" (Jive) returned to the top of the album chart, where it last reigned in February.
Club crossover "Loneliness" beat out "Rise & Fall" by Craig David featuring Sting (Wildstar) for the No. 1 single sport. The latter features the acoustic guitar melody from Sting's "Shape of My Heart" and the former Police star appears in the video. That track had been No. 1 in midweek U.K. sales. Irish chart regular Ronan Keating's "The Long Goodbye" (Polydor) debuted at No. 3 and Kelly Rowland's second solo hit "The Long Goodbye" (Columbia) at No. 5. "The Jump Off" by Lil' Kim featuring Mr. Cheeks (Atlantic) opened at No. 16.
Timberlake hit the top spot on the album chart again despite the two strong new releases last week. "Fame Academy" TV victor David Sneddon's debut album "Seven Years - Ten Weeks" (Mercury), entered at No. 5, followed by Fleetwood Mac's "Say You Will" (Warner Bros.) at No. 6. The latter became the veteran act's 10th U.K. top-10 album over a 35-year span.
There was also a No. 13 debut for hot New York rock trio the Yeah Yeah Yeahs with its debut set, "Fever To Tell" (Dress Up/Polydor), while Macy Gray's "The Trouble With Being Myself" (Epic) came in at No. 17. Her 1999 album "On How Life Is" reached No. 3 and its 2001 follow-up "The Id" was an instant U.K. No. 1, although it only stayed on the chart for eight weeks.
Gray's Epic labelmate Evanescence opened at No. 18 with "Fallen," while electronic/pop act Goldfrapp arrived at No. 19 with "Black Cherry" (Mute).
Madonna's "American Life" (Maverick/Warner Bros.) powered to the top of Music & Media's European Top 100 Albums chart, following a first-week European shipment of 1 million units, according to Warner Music International. 50 Cent's "In Da Club" (Interscope) tops the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles survey for a fourth week.