U.K. Consumers Swoon For Elvis' 'Hits'
Presleymania returned to the U.K. sales charts this week. BMG's "Elvis 30 #1 Hits" surged to No. 1 on the new album chart while one of his most-loved hits, "Suspicious Minds," entered at No. 1 in thePresleymania returned to the U.K. sales charts this week. BMG's "Elvis 30 #1 Hits" surged to No. 1 on the new album chart while one of his most-loved hits, "Suspicious Minds," entered at No. 1 in the singles survey as half of a Will Young and Gareth Gates double-A-sided single. The single also features a cover of the Beatles' "The Long and Winding Road" (S/BMG).
Another double-A-sided single, Oasis' "Little By Little" and "She Is Love" (Big Brother) came in at No. 2, with Avril Lavigne's "Complicated" (Arista) new at No. 3, helping the Canadian teenager's "Let Go" album jump 23-8 on the album chart. "Gangsta Lovin'" by Eve featuring Alicia Keys (Interscope/Polydor) debuted at No. 6 on the singles tally.
Bon Jovi's eighth studio set "Bounce" (Mercury) entered at No. 2, with Peter Gabriel's "Up" starting at No. 11, four places ahead of veteran U.K. rock act Status Quo's latest set, "Heavy Traffic" (UMTV). Beck's "Sea Change" (Geffen) came in at No. 20. Last week's No. 1, Paul Weller's "Illumination" (Independiente), fell to No. 7.
Around Europe, last week's No. 1s on Music & Media's composite charts, Coldplay's "A Rush of Blood to the Head" (Parlophone) and Las Ketchup's "Asejere/The Ketchup Song" (Columbia) -- extend their reigns on the European Top 100 Albums list and the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles chart, respectively.