Kylie Holds Strong On U.K. Charts
Kylie Minogue's chart-topping U.K. success now exceeds even her label Parlophone's wildest hopes, after the single "Can't Get You Out of My Head" began its fourth straight week at No. 1, and her albumKylie Minogue's chart-topping U.K. success now exceeds even her label Parlophone's wildest hopes, after the single "Can't Get You Out of My Head" began its fourth straight week at No. 1, and her album "Fever" started its second week on top.
Both came in the face of stern competition. The single held Michael Jackson's "You Rock My World"
(Epic) to a No. 2 debut, while the album fended off U.K. rock newcomers Starsailor's No. 2 entry with their debut Chrysalis album, "Love Is Here." Modern rock veteran Paul Weller arrived at No. 3 with his live album "Days Of Speed" (Independiente), while David Cassidy's "Then and Now" (Universal Music TV) proved it was no one-week wonder, moving up 7-5.
Back on the singles survey, there was a new entry at No. 5 for Usher's "U Got It Bad" (LaFace/Arista), while New York dance trio the Ones came in at No. 7 with "Flawless," an anthem at dance-centric Ibiza, Spain, this summer that has been licensed for British release to EMI's Positiva dance label. There was also good news for Linkin Park, which made its biggest mark to date on the singles chart at No. 8 with "In the End" (Warner Bros.).
Minogue's single is also in a third week at the helm of the Music & Media's Eurochart Hot 100 Singles tally for the Oct. 20 issue, with Mary J. Blige's "Family Affair" (MCA) holding at No. 2. Canadian rock outfit Sum 41 has the highest new entry on that survey (compiled from the singles sales charts of 16 European countries) at No. 26 with "Fat Lip," currently charting in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Austria, and Holland.
Garbage's "beautifulgarbage" (Mushroom/PIAS) is the top debut on the European Top 100 Albums survey at No. 2, ahead of Elton John's "Songs From the West Coast" (Rocket/Mercury) at No. 3. But Tracy Chapman's "The Collection" is the star of that chart, completing its climb to No. 1 without the aid of touring, a major promotional presence, a single release, or any new material. It's in the top-10 in the U.K., Germany, Spain, Denmark, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, and Portugal.