My Chemical Romance, Killers Top U.K. Charts
My Chemical Romance have proved that their race to the top of last week's U.K. singles chart with "Welcome to the Black Parade" (Reprise) was no fluke. The track retained the top spot on this week's cMy Chemical Romance have proved that their race to the top of last week's U.K. singles chart with "Welcome to the Black Parade" (Reprise) was no fluke. The track retained the top spot on this week's chart, while the Killers's "Sam's Town" (Vertigo) began a third week as Britain's most popular album.
There was little action on the higher reaches of the album list, with the Scissor Sisters' "Ta-Dah" (Polydor) and Razorlight's self-titled effort continuing to claim positions two and three. Singer/songwriter James Morrison's "Undiscovered" (Polydor) moved 8-4 as its second single "Wonderful World" jumped 20-8. P. Diddy's "Press Play" (Bad Boy) was the top new album of the chart week, but outside the top 10, at No. 11. Classical crossover singer Patrizio Buanne's "Forever Begins Tonight" (Globe Records) entered at No. 15 and Badly Drawn Boy's first set for EMI, "Born in the U.K.," followed at No. 17.
Scottish band Deacon Blue, major British chart stars in the late 1980s and early 1990s, saw its "Singles" collection for Columbia (which includes new material) enter at No. 18. "The Very Best of Roy Orbison" (Monument) came in at No. 20.
The top arrival on the singles chart was "Something Kinda Oooh" (Polydor) by regular female hitmakers Girls Aloud, at No. 5. Remarkably, that's their 13th consecutive U.K. top 10 single, a longer sequence than any other girl group. The top ten also welcomed back Meat Loaf, for the first time since "Not a Dry Eye in the House" reached No. 7 in 1996. "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" (Mercury), his duet with Marion Raven that launches the "Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose" epic, climbed from initial downioad sales at No. 43 to No. 6 in its first week of combined sales.
Also reaching the top 10 in its first combined week was the Ordinary Boys' "Lonely At the Top" (B Unique/Polydor), up 36-10. Other new entries inside the top 20 were south London rapper Jamie T's "If You Got The Money" (Virgin) at No. 13, Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" (Columbia) at No. 14 and "Rehab" (Polydor) by singer/writer Amy Winehouse at No. 19.
Europe-wide, Evanescence is in a second week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums with "The Open Door" (Wind-Up). Scissor Sisters' "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" tops Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for a third week.