Furtado Stays 'Loose' On U.K. Charts
Nelly Furtado added to her U.K. chart achievements yesterday (June 18), starting a second week at the top of the singles chart with "Maneater" (Geffen) while her third album, "Loose," debuted at No. 5Nelly Furtado added to her U.K. chart achievements yesterday (June 18), starting a second week at the top of the singles chart with "Maneater" (Geffen) while her third album, "Loose," debuted at No. 5. Meanwhile, Keane's second album, "Under the Iron Sea" (Universal Island) powered straight to No. 1 on that chart.
As is now often the case, the singles survey included some steep climbs for tracks making their physical debut after charting the previous week on download sales alone. "Hips Don't Lie" (Epic) by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean thus jumped 54-3, and it also spends a second consecutive and fourth aggregate week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.
Bon Jovi's "Who Says You Can't Go Home" (Mercury), which did not have a "split" release, makes its debut at No. 5 to become the band's 18th U.K. top 10 hit in just short of 20 years. Also making a "full" debut is another in the slew of World Cup-inspired soccer songs, "Hurry Up England -- The People's Anthem" (Parlophone) by Sham 69 & the Special Assembly. The record is fronted by Jimmy Pursey, former leader of the 1970s punk outfit, and is based on Sham 69's 1978 U.K. top 10 hit "Hurry Up Harry."
American DJ and producer Armand Van Helden gets his latest dance crossover success as "Mymymy" (Southern Fried" leaps 52-12. Van Helden's biggest U.K. hit is the 1999 No. 1 featuring Duane Harden, "You Don't Know Me," but this is his ninth top 40 entry here overall. Another of the summer's dance anthems, "Fade" (Hed Kandi) by Solu Music featuring KimBlee, rises 74-18. Solu Music comprises U.S. residents Howie Caspe and Dano Nathanson.
Glasgow rock outfit the Fratellis, whose debut album is due on Universal Island in September, scored their first substantial hit as "Henrietta" jumped 61-19, and there was a new top 20 hit for Australian pop regular Dannii Minogue, as "So Under Pressure" (All Around The World) arrives at No. 20.
Keane's No. 1 debut follows the massive success of "Hopes and Fears," which debuted at the top in May 2004 and spent 72 weeks on the British chart. "Is It Any Wonder?," the first single from the new album, reached No. 3 two weeks ago and now stands at No. 14.
Furtado's new album ranking improves on the No. 11 peak of her last album, "Folklore" in 2003, but her first set "Whoa Nelly!" reached No. 2 during a 47-week run on the British chart in 2001.
Two compilations released earlier in the decade gain new sales after repromotion. "The Complete Greatest Hits" by the Eagles, released in 2003 when it reached No. 27 in a four-week run, climbs to No. 9 after re-entering the chart last week at No. 28. The Eagles are currently on an eight-date U.K. arena tour. The Rolling Stones' "Forty Licks" (Decca/Virgin), which hit No. 2 in a 29-week run in 2002, continues its new progress, 23-19-11.
The Dixie Chicks, who played at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire last Thursday, debuted at No. 12 with "Taking the Long Way" (Open Wide/Sony BMG). It's their fourth U.K. chart album, but first to reach the top 20. Paul Weller's double live set "Catch-Flame" (V2) entered at No. 17, followed by Busta Rhymes' "The Big Bang" (Interscope) at No. 19 and 1980s British hitmakers Level 42's "The Definitive Collection" (Polydor) at No. 20.
The other pan-European chart throne is still occupied by Red Hot Chili Peppers, whose "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) leads the European Top 100 Albums tally for the fifth straight week.