Meck, Sayer Top U.K. Chart Again
"Thunder in My Heart Again" (Apollo/Free 2 Air) by Meck featuring Leo Sayer started a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Feb. 19), as a number of performers and winners -- including Ka"Thunder in My Heart Again" (Apollo/Free 2 Air) by Meck featuring Leo Sayer started a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Feb. 19), as a number of performers and winners -- including Kaiser Chiefs, K.T. Tunstall and Paul Weller -- from last week's BRIT Awards enjoyed chart bumps from renewed album sales.
The Meck single remained out front of an unchanged top 3 on the singles list, with the former No. 1 "Nasty Girl" (Bad Boy) by Notorious B.I.G., P. Diddy, Nelly, Jagged Edge and Avery Storm still at No. 2 and "Boys Will Be Boys" (B Unique) by Ordinary Boys at No. 3 again. There was only one new entry inside the top 10, as Liz McClarnon, formerly of pop hitmaking act Atomic Kitten, arrived at No. 5 with "Woman In Love"/"I Get the Sweetest Feeling" (All Around The World), her covers of the Barbra Streisand and Jackie Wilson hits respectively.
U.K. R&B act Friday Hill, who feature three former members of rap act Blazin' Squad, came in at No. 13 with "One More Night Alone" (Longside). Goldfrapp's "Ride a White Horse" (Mute), the latest single from their platinum-certified "Supernature" album, debuted at No. 15, while Magic Numbers opened at No. 20 with "I See You, You See Me" (Heavenly), from their self-titled debut set, which is also platinum.
Arctic Monkeys' "Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not" (Domino) is No. 1 for a fourth week on the album chart, which featured a 7-2 rebound for triple BRIT-winning rock act Kaiser Chiefs' "Employment" (B Unique/Polydor) in its 50th chart week. Tunstall, who won best British female at the BRITs, jumped 19-4 with "Eye To the Telescope" (Relentless) in week 46 on the survey, while Jack Johnson's "In Between Dreams" (Brushfire/Universal Island) jumped 15-6 after his victory as international breakthrough artist and accompanying performance.
Gorillaz, the "virtual" act that performed at awards, saw a 16-7 climb for "Demon Days" (Parlophone), and labelmate Coldplay watched "X&Y," voted best British album jump 21-8. The group's "Speed of Sound" from the set was named best British single. The Jam's "Snap!" compilation (Polydor), which first appeared in 1983 and was reissued to coincide with Paul Weller's honor for outstanding contribution to music, entered at No. 10, while Weller's current "As Is Now" set (V2) re-entered the chart at No. 38.
James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) retained the No. 1 position on European Top 100 Albums for a fifth consecutive week, while "Run It!" (Jive) by Chris Brown featuring Juelz Santana began a second week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.