Red Hot Chili Peppers starts a second week at the summit on European Top 100 Albums with "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros). The double CD maintains top spot in five markets (the United Kingdom, Germany
Red Hot Chili Peppers starts a second week at the summit on European Top 100 Albums with "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros). The double CD maintains top spot in five markets (the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Holland, Denmark) but loses the throne in three others (France, Italy and Norway). Second-week U.K. sales are 80,000 units, for a two-week total there of 282,000, according to charts compiler the Official U.K. Charts Company.
Shakira's "Oral Fixation Vol.2" (Epic) continues its revitalized European progress, 6-3 overall, propelled by the success of its single "Hips Don't Lie," featuring Wyclef Jean. The album is up 7-4 in Denmark, 5-4 in Spain, 10-6 in Italy and enters at No. 9 in Portugal, while the single leads Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for a second week. "Hips" is up 3-1 in Italy, 8-2 in Hungary, 3-2 in France, 20-4 in Denmark and 6-4 in Norway. It also stays at No. 1 in the Belgian region of Wallony.
Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris' "All The Roadrunning" (Mercury) moves back 5-4 to spend a fourth consecutive week in the pan-European top five. It climbs 2-1 in Norway and holds at No. 9 in Germany. However, it falls 2-3 in Denmark, 6-9 in Italy and 19-25 in the United Kingdom, where the album is certified silver for 60,000 shipments.
The top new entry of the week on the composite album chart is "Broken Boy Soldiers" (XL Recordings), in at No. 5. The record makes a No. 2 start in the United Kingdom, on sales of 52,000 units. Opening single "Steady As She Goes" is down 11-18 in Britain.
Katie Melua's "Piece By Piece" (Dramatico) climbs 9-6 in its 34th week on the pan-European chart, following a 5-3 climb in Germany. In the United Kingdom, the album is certified quadruple platinum (1.2 million). It is released in the United States June 6 via Dramatico's North American deal with Universal.
Gnarls Barkley's "St.Elsewhere" (Warner Bros.) returns to the top ten on Top 100 Albums, where its four-week record is 4-7-12-9. It slips 4-5 in the United Kingdom, but its lead single "Crazy" continues its run as one of the biggest hits of recent years. "Crazy" secures an eighth week at No. 1, with a ninth looking highly possible this Sunday, according to Official U.K. Charts Co. midweek data. That makes it the U.K's longest-running No. 1 single since Wet Wet Wet's "Love Is All Around" logged 15 weeks at the top in 1994. "Crazy" spends its fourth consecutive week at No. 2 on the Eurochart.
"Bingo" (BPX 1992) by Bela B enters Top 100 Albums at No. 10, after debuting at No. 2 in Germany and No. 5 in Austria. It's a solo set by the 43-year-old member of popular German punk band Die Ärzte. Neil Young's "Living With War" (Reprise) makes a No. 11 start on the aggregate chart and one top ten entry, at No. 4 in Norway.
On the Eurochart, "No No Never" (X-Cell/Sony BMG) by German country-pop outfit Texas Lightning, is back up 10-6. It moves 2-1 in Germany, where the band's album "Meanwhile Back At The Ranch" climbs 12-8. The song finished 15th (out of 24) in last Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest in Athens.