Two official days of opening sales are enough to drive Metallica's "Death Magnetic" (Vertigo/Universal) to the top of European Top 100 Albums, while "I Kissed a Girl" (Virgin/EMI) gives Katy Perry a sixth week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.

The Metallica album, released last Friday (Sept. 12), goes straight to the summit in the United Kingdom, where it was leaked for early release 24 and in some cases even 48 hours ahead of the official launch. Sales there had reached 75,000 by the end of Saturday, while "Magnetic" also arrives at No. 1 in France, Denmark, Portugal and the Belgian region of Flanders, No. 2 in neighboring Wallony and Spain, No. 3 in Ireland, and climbs 7-1 in Norway.

That debut pushes the other current big seller to quote death in its title down to No. 2 overall. Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI) nevertheless moves up 5-3 in Switzerland, 8-6 in Spain and 7-6 in Germany.

Duffy's "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal) marks a 26th consecutive week in the pan-European top five by climbing back 4-3. It improves 7-5 in Sweden and 7-6 in France. Slipknot's "All Hope Is Gone" (Roadrunner), which entered Top 100 Albums at No. 1 two weeks ago, falls 2-4, as it descends 3-5 in Germany.

Polydor/Universal's "Mamma Mia!" soundtrack continues its robust performance with a third week at No. 5. It loses top billing in Norway, 1-2 behind Metallica, but leads again in Greece and Hungary and has three other No. 2 rankings, in Austria, Switzerland and Portugal.

Several other pan-European long-runners jockey for position in the composite top ten. Amy Macdonald's "This Is the Life" (Mercury/Universal) moves back 7-6 overall and 4-3 in Germany, 6-4 in Austria, 6-5 in Holland and 23-9 in France. The Verve's "Forth" (Parlophone/EMI), which climbed to No. 3 in its second week on Top 100 Albums last week, now dips to No. 7, despite a No. 6 debut in Greece. It's down 1-4 in the United Kingdom.

Amy Winehouse holds at No. 8 with "Back to Black" (Universal Island), climbing 4-2 in Greece, 5-4 in Spain and moving back into two other top tens, 11-8 in Italy and 14-10 in Germany. The continuing popularity of classical crossover vocalist Paul Potts in Germany, where his "One Chance" album (Syco Music/Sony BMG) climbs back 2-1, helps a 14-9 rebound on Top 100 Albums, as do climbs of 8-3 in Austria and 15-5 in Switzerland.

Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" (SRP/Def Jam/Universal) is back in the pan-European top ten for the first time in two months, climbing 13-10 after a 5-3 U.K. climb.

Perry's single extends its Eurochart reign after climbing 2-1 in Germany and Norway, 5-3 in Italy and continuing to top the charts in Sweden, Ireland, Denmark, Austria, Flanders and Switzerland.

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