Black Eyed Peas, already boasting the longest successive stay at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with 17 weeks in total for "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling" (Interscope/Universal), jumped 3-1 in the U.K. with the latter single yesterday (2). "The Essential Michael Jackson" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) started a fifth week atop the album chart.
"I Gotta Feeling" follows the two non-consecutive weeks that "Boom Boom Pow" had at No. 1 in the U.K. in May and June. It's the Peas' third No. 1 in the territory, where they ruled for six weeks in 2003 with "Where Is The Love?" The current single ended JLS' two-week stay at the top with "Beat Again" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment), which fell to No. 2, while "Supernova" (Mercury/Universal) by Mr. Hudson featuring Kanye West dipped 2-3.
Pitbull's "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" (Positiva/Virgin/EMI) made another climb, 7-4, with Beyoncé's "Sweet Dreams" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) also up again 9-6. Chipmunk's "Diamond Rings" (Jive), featuring Emeli Sande, moved back 12-11 and AC vocalist John Barrowman's cover of Barry Manilow's "I Made It Through The Rain" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) debuted at No. 14.