Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" (Interscope/Universal) moves back to the top of Billboard's European Hot 100 Singles, but the group's "The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)" is again held off No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums by Placebo's independent release "Battle For The Sun" (Dreambrother/PIAS).
The Placebo album thus repeats the achievement of its 2006 predecessor "Meds" by holding the pan-European top spot for two weeks. That's in spite of moving down 1-2 in Germany, France and the Belgian regions of Flanders and Wallony, 1-3 in Switzerland and Austria, 5-9 in Italy and 8-41 in the United Kingdom. The trio plays the Rockwave Festival in Athens on Saturday (June 27), with European dates continuing throughout July.
"The E.N.D." holds at last week's No. 2 debut position on the composite chart, climbing 2-1 in France but falling 2-5 in Germany and 3-8 in the United Kingdom. It's steady at No. 4 in Switzerland. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's "Greatest Hits" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) builds on last week's 38-7 overall climb by moving up again to No. 3, after jumping 5-1 in Sweden, 3-2 in Ireland, 7-3 in the United Kingdom and 10-6 in Spain.