Enrique Iglesias started a second week at the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Feb. 3) with "Hero" (Interscope) and also saw his album, "Escape," rocket 21-2 on the region's album chart. But t
Enrique Iglesias started a second week at the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Feb. 3) with "Hero" (Interscope) and also saw his album, "Escape," rocket 21-2 on the region's album chart. But the Spanish superstar had to play second fiddle on the latter survey to the Chemical Brothers, whose fourth album "Come With Us" (Virgin) became their third in a row to top the U.K. album chart. The duo previously reigned with "Dig Your Own Hole" in 1997 and "Surrender" in 1999.
In one of the quietest singles countdown weeks in recent memory, there were no new entries to the top-10, but instead a highly unusual four climbers and four further non-movers, with Pink's "Get the Party Started" (LaFace/Arista) back up 3-2, after moving 4-1 on Music & Media's Eurochart Hot 100 Singles tally. Her "Missundazztood" album debuted at No. 4 on the British album chart.
The highest new entry on the U.K. singles survey was "Dance for Me" by Mary J. Blige featuring Common (MCA) at No. 13, while indie rocker act the Cooper Temple Clause scored a debut top-40 hit with "Film-maker" / "Been Training Dogs" (Morning) ahead of the Feb. 11 release of the group's first album, "See This Through and Leave." The group takes its name from a ruling inserted into British education law in 1870 to forbid teaching by any particular religious denomination.
The other big winner on the album survey was Swedish modern rock act the Hives, whose "Your New Favourite Band" moved 18-10 to become the first top-10 album for the financially beleaguered Poptones label, founded by former Creation label head Alan McGee.
Around Europe, its a 10th week at No. 1 on the European Top 100 Albums chart for Robbie Williams' "Swing When You're Winning" (Chrysalis), while longtime German rock favorite Die Toten Hosen had the week's highest entry at No.5 with "Auswartsspiel" (JKP/East West) at No. 5.