Perry, The Verve Remain Atop U.K. Charts
Katy Perry's fifth week atop the singles chart and the Verve's second at No. 1 on the album survey were the highlights of yesterday's new U.K. sales data.Katy Perry's fifth week atop the singles chart and the Verve's second at No. 1 on the album survey were the highlights of yesterday's new U.K. sales data. There was also a new top three single for Pussycat Dolls and top ten album for Miley Cyrus.
Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" (Virgin/EMI) continued its singles chart reign, holding off Eric Prydz' "Pjanoo" (Data), which remained No. 2. Pussycat Dolls' "When I Grow Up" (A&M/Universal) debuted at No. 3, while Madcon's "Beggin'" (RCA/Sony BMG), which reached No. 5 two weeks ago, rebounded 7-6.
Cyrus had a breakthrough week, climbing 23-14 with "See You Again" (Hollywood) as her album "Breakout" entered at No. 10. Gym Class Heroes returned to the U.K. top 20 at No. 16 with "Cookie Jar" (Fueled By Ramem/Decaydance), which follows their top five hits last year, "Cupid's Chokehold" and "Clothes Off!!!"
There was a No. 17 debut for Steve Mac's "Paddy's Revenge" (All Around the World). It's the first hit as an artist for prolific English writer/producer Steve McCutcheon, who's created dozens of hit singles for the likes of Westlife, Ronan Keating, Kelly Clarkson and Leona Lewis. Ne-Yo's "Miss Independent" (Def Jam/Universal) climbed 39-18, Duffy's "Stepping Stone" (A&M/Universal) rose 49-21 and Keane's "Spiralling" (Universal Island) was up 30-23.
The Verve's "Forth" (Parlophone/EMI) started a second week atop the album chart as the Script's self-titled, former No. 1 for Phonogenic/Sony BMG moved back 3-2. With Cyrus new at No. 10, the Chemical Brothers followed at No. 11 with "Brotherhood" (Virgin/EMI).
Slipknot's "All Hope Is Gone" (Roadrunner) was an instant No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, while Perry's hit is in fourth week at the helm of Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.