Chili Peppers, Gates Holding Strong In U.K.
Gareth Gates' "Anyone Of Us (Stupid Mistake)" (S/BMG) and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "By the Way" (Warner Bros.) remained the U.K.'s favorite single and album, respectively, according to the yesterdayGareth Gates' "Anyone Of Us (Stupid Mistake)" (S/BMG) and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "By the Way" (Warner Bros.) remained the U.K.'s favorite single and album, respectively, according to the yesterday's (July 28) new sales charts. Gates' challengers were S Club Juniors and Shakira, while the only top-10 newcomer on the album survey came from the Peppers' fellow veteran American rock act Aerosmith.
S Club Juniors -- the pre-pubescent, five-girl, three-boy pop outfit from the same camp as their older chart colleagues in S Club 7 -- debuted at No. 2 with "Automatic High" (Polydor), repeating the feat of their debut single "One Step Closer" in May. Shakira's "Underneath Your Clothes" (Epic) followed the No. 2 U.K. success in March of "Whenever Wherever," while Ja Rule's reissued "Livin' It Up" (Def Jam) opened at No. 5, having reached No. 27 on its first release last November. Vanessa Carlton's U.S. hit "A Thousand Miles" (Polydor) debuted at No. 6.
"By the Way" (Warner Bros.) notched a third week at No. 1 on the British album chart and a second atop Music & Media's European Top 100 Albums tally, fueled by No. 1 showings in 11 other European countries. Aerosmith's "O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits" (Columbia) arrived in the U.K. at No. 6, with another compilation, Fun Lovin' Criminals' "Bag of Hits" (Chrysalis), which bowed at No. 11.
Eminem's "Without Me" (Interscope/Polydor) is No. 1 for a ninth straight week on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles survey.