Limp Bizkit withstood the retail offensives of Usher and Jennifer Lopez on the U.K. singles and album charts respectively to emerge at No. 1 on both yesterday (Jan. 28). In a close contest for the sin
Limp Bizkit withstood the retail offensives of Usher and Jennifer Lopez on the U.K. singles and album charts respectively to emerge at No. 1 on both yesterday (Jan. 28). In a close contest for the singles crown, the band's "Rollin'" (Interscope) narrowly outsold Usher's "Pop Ya Collar" (LaFace/Arista) to spend a second week on top, a feat achieved by only seven singles in the whole of 2000.
Meanwhile, Bizkit's Interscope set "Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water" finally climbed 2-1 on the album survey in its 15th week, restricting Lopez to a No. 2 debut with "J. Lo" (Epic). Last week's chart-topper, Texas' "The Greatest Hits" (Mercury) fell back to No. 3.
Another Interscope single, "The Next Episode" by Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg, enter ed at No. 3, Dre's highest U.K. chart ranking to date. Safri Duo, a classically-trained, club-friendly Danish twosome of Morten Frits and Uffe Savery, entered at No. 6 with "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (AM:PM), which is No. 3 on the European Dance Tra xx chart this week.
Two familiar melodies returned to the singles chart, as singer/actress Martine McCutcheon's new Innocent/Virgin version of Donna Summer's "On The Radio" entered at No. 7 and Dario G's update of the Cranberries' "Dreams," now titled "D ream To Me" on Manifesto/Mercury, arrived at No. 9. In both cases, those numbers outstrip the originals: Summer reached No. 32 in 1980, and the Cranberries stalled at No. 27 in 1994.
Anastacia just missed the top-10 with the title track of her Epic album "Not That Kind," which bowed at No. 11. The album itself, now gold (100,000 units) in the U.K., had an excellent week, rebounding 24-6.
A static top-3 on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles tally resulted in an eighth straight week at No. 1 for Eminem's "Stan." It's nine weeks in a row for the Beatles' "1" (Apple/Parlophone) on the European Top 100 Albums chart. However, Limp Bizkit is coming up strong on both charts, debuting at No. 9 with "Rollin'" and climbing 9-3 with "Chocolate Starfish."