Hear'Say Is 'Pure' On U.K. Singles Chart
Hear'Say's "Pure And Simple" (Polydor) retained the No. 1 position on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 25). "It Wasn't Me" by Shaggy featuring Ricardo "Rikrok" Ducent (MCA) made an unusual retuHear'Say's "Pure And Simple" (Polydor) retained the No. 1 position on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 25). "It Wasn't Me" by Shaggy featuring Ricardo "Rikrok" Ducent (MCA) made an unusual return climb from No. 3 to No. 2, while Stereophonics scored the highest new entry with "Mr. Writer" (V2) at No. 5. The only other arrival in the top-10 was Craig David's "Rendezvous" (Wildstar) at No. 8.
As it did last week with Daft Punk's Virgin set "Discovery," Eva Cassidy's posthumous "Songbird" (Blix Street/Hot) fended off another high profile debut on the U.K. album chart. "Songbird" held at No. 1, forcing Manic Street Preachers' "Know Your Enemy" (Epic) to settle for a No. 2 entry.
Billy Joel's "The Ultimate Collection" (Columbia) arrived at No. 4, while another American chart veteran, Lionel Richie, moved up four places to No. 6 with his current Mercury album, appropriately titled "Renaissance." Hear'Say's debut album, "Popstars" looks sure to challenge for No. 1 next week, as Polydor has shipped a reported 600,000 copies of the set, due out today (March 26).
"It Wasn't Me," which is still No. 1 in Holland and Belgium, moves 2-1 on the Music & Media's Eurochart Hot 100 Singles tally for the March 31 issue, while Dido's "No Angel" (Cheeky/Arista) stays atop the European Top 100 Albums chart for a sixth week.