"Love" still reigns on European Top 100 Albums, as Sir George and Giles Martin's sonic Beatles collage starts a sixth week atop the composite chart. The album made gains in the final weekly sales charts of 2006 in several countries, climbing 10-3 in Austria, 5-3 in Germany and 9-7 in Spain. It's also up 8-5 in the United Kingdom on weekly sales of 52,000, although these are 65% down on its Christmas week tally of 153,000.

Among the albums jockeying for position below the Beatles, "U218Singles" (Mercury) moves back into the runner-up spot, where it spent its first two weeks on the chart in late November and early December. Weekly U.K. sales, where the U2 compilation dips 6-9, are 47,000, according to charts compiler the Official U.K. Charts Company. It moves 2-1 in Greece (topping the chart there for the first time), 11-3 in Denmark, 5-4 in Sweden, 8-5 in Norway and 11-10 in Spain. The single "The Saints Are Coming," U2's collaboration with Green Day, is still strong in some European markets, rising 4-2 in Denmark and holding top five spots in Italy and Spain.

The U2 album trades places on Top 100 Albums with Il Divo's "Siempre" (Syco Music/Sony BMG), even though the classical crossover act moves 2-1 in Spain, 5-4 in Denmark and 6-5 in the Belgian region of Wallony. "Siempre" holds at No. 1 in Holland and Switzerland. Its overall performance is undermined by a sharp 4-15 decline in the United Kingdom, but "Siempre" also maintains top five placings in Ireland, Portugal, Finland and Flanders.

Pink's "I'm Not Dead" (LaFace/Zomba) underlines its status as one of the most consistent European sellers of 2006 with a 12-7 climb in its 39th week on Top 100 Albums. It attracts new U.K. sales of 51,000 to rebound 15-6, while "Dear Mr.President," the track from the album featuring the Indigo Girls, which is yet to be a Europe-wide single, rises 3-1 in Flanders.

Snow Patrol's "Eyes Open" (Fiction/Polydor) jumps back 17-8 on the aggregate chart, after another good week in the United Kingdom. The U.K.'s bestselling album of 2006, the album rises 7-3 in its 35th week there with weekly sales of 60,000, bringing its year-end total to 1.51 million copies sold there. The single "Chasing Cars," meanwhile, jumps 14-5 in Austria and holds at No. 4 in Flanders.

On Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, Take That's "Patience" (Polydor) holds sway for a sixth week, moving 7-6 in Germany, while the album "Beautiful World" tops the British chart for a fifth, as it holds at No. 4 on Top 100 Albums. In the week before Christmas, the set sold a weighty 443,000 copies in the U.K. market, according to the OCC, and now adds another 104,000 for a running total of 1.1 million.

French rapper Kamini's "Marly-Gomont" (RCA) climbs 12-10 on the Eurochart, holding at No. 3 in France and climbing 6-5 in Wallony. The Eurochart's highest new entry, at No. 12, is Iron Maiden's "Different World" (EMI), which debuts at No. 3 on sales of 16,000. It's the veteran British rock band's 17th U.K. top ten single, seven weeks shy of 25 years since its first with "Run To The Hills" in February 1982.

Finally, the U.K.'s "X Factor" winner Leona Lewis spends a second week at No. 1 there with "A Moment Like This" (Syco Music/Sony BMG), which has two-week sales of 699,000. It's also on top again in Ireland, but dips 3-6 on the Eurochart.