The enduring legacy of Oasis as one of the U.K.'s most-loved rock bands of the past 20 years was underlined on the new album chart, as the new "Time Flies 1994-2009" compilation (Big Brother) debuted at No. 1. "Shout" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) by Shout For England featuring Dizzee Rascal and James Corden held its place at the top of the singles chart.
The Oasis retrospective, the 900th No. 1 in U.K. album chart history, went straight to the top last night (June 21) by selling almost four times as many copies as "'Glee' The Music: Journey To Regionals" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment), which debuted at No. 2. In an astonishing sales collapse, Christina Aguilera's "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment), which debuted at No. 1 last week, fell to No. 29.
Michael Bublé's "Crazy Love" (Reprise/Warner Music) held at No. 3 as the popularity of Glenn Miller's catalog reached new levels: "The Very Best of Glenn Miller" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) climbed 8-4 and "In The Mood: The Glenn Miller Songbook" (Decca/Universal) by the Royal Air Force Squadronaires 7-5. "Piano Man - The Very Best of Billy Joel" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) climbed 15-7. The album, which first charted in November 2004 and has had a number of chart runs since, thus reaches a new peak, having had only one previous week in the Official Chart Company's top ten, in July 2008.
Plan B's former No. 1 "The Defamation of Strickland Banks" (679/Atlantic/Warner Music) climbed back 14-9 and folk-acoustic band Mumford & Sons' "Sigh No More" (Universal Island) 13-10. One of their Island forebears, Steve Winwood, saw his "Revolutions" retrospective improve 18-11. Crowded House's "Intriguer" (Mercury/Universal) debuted at No. 12 and Canadian rapper Drake's "Thank Me Later" (Cash Money/Universal Island) at No. 15 (he plays his first headlining U.K. shows at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire July 12 and 13). The Gaslight Anthem's "American Slang" (Side One Dummy) came in at No. 18.
The soccer-themed single by Shout For England started a second week at No. 1 as the World Cup in South Africa continued to command the nation's attention. K'naan's "Wavin' Flag" (A&M/Universal), Coca-Cola's official anthem of the tournament, rose 3-2, although all of last week's other soccer singles were in descent. South London rapper Example's "Kickstarts" (Data) debuted at No. 3 and Kylie Minogue's "All The Lovers" (Parlophone/EMI) at No. 4.
Swedish pop singer-songwriter Robyn started at No. 8 with "Dancing On My Own" (Konichiwa) as Lady Gaga's "Alejandro" (Interscope/Universal) climbed 19-10 and there was a 52-17 climb for "Commander" (Universal) by Kelly Rowland featuring David Guetta.
Aguilera's "Bionic" debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's European Albums, based on its first-week sales, and the K'naan track jumped 5-1 on Hot 100 Singles.