Radiohead Rules Again On U.K. Chart
Radiohead scored its second U.K. No. 1 album in eight months on Sunday, as "Amnesiac" (Parlophone) debuted at the the summit of the chart. The feat was achieved last October by "Kid A," and previouslyRadiohead scored its second U.K. No. 1 album in eight months on Sunday, as "Amnesiac" (Parlophone) debuted at the the summit of the chart. The feat was achieved last October by "Kid A," and previously by 1997's "OK Computer." The arrival of "Amnesiac" ousted Shaggy's "Hotshot" (MCA) from the top, but the Jamaican native still rules the singles scene with "Angel" featuring Rayvon. That track spent a second week at the peak in the U.K. and goes straight to No. 1 on Music & Media's Eurochart Hot 100 Singles tally.
Elsewhere on the U.K. singles survey, respected dance experimentalists Faithless opened at a career-best No. 3 with "We Come 1," the lead track from the group's new Cheeky album "Outrospective." Pop perennials Steps opened at No. 4 with the double-sided "Here and Now"/"You'll Be Sorry" (Ebul/Jive), while the European smash "Another Day In Paradise" by Brandy and her brother Ray-J, taken from WEA Germany's R&B-themed Phil Collins tribute set "Urban Renewal," arrives at No. 5.
Dance favorites Basement Jaxx came in at No. 6 with "Romeo" (XL Recordings), followed by former Wet Wet Wet lead singer Marti Pellow, whose solo single "Close to You" (Mercury) opened at No. 9. Pellow co-wrote the track with former Squeeze lyricist Chris Difford.
The Eurochart's other notable arrival was by Scottish rock outfit Travis, as the Independiente single "Sing" opens at No. 10. On the European Top 100 Albums chart, R.E.M.'s "Reveal" (Warner Bros.) is No. 1 for a third week. "10,000 Hz. Legend" by French synthesizer aces Air (Source/Virgin) debuted on the pan-European chart at No. 8, while veteran U.K. dance collective Stereo MC's came in at No. 11 with "Deep Down & Dirty" (Island).