Gorillaz, McFly Lead U.K. Charts
Gorillaz scored its first U.K. No. 1 single with "Dare" (Parlophone) yesterday (Sept. 4), while boy band McFly's sophomore set "Wonderland" (Universal Island) became its second chart-topping album. JaGorillaz scored its first U.K. No. 1 single with "Dare" (Parlophone) yesterday (Sept. 4), while boy band McFly's sophomore set "Wonderland" (Universal Island) became its second chart-topping album. James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) falls to No. 3 after eight weeks at the top.
The Gorillaz single features Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder and hits the top as the album "Demon Days" continues in the top 10, this week falling 7-9 in its 15th chart week. Jessica Simpson's "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" (Columbia), from the new "Dukes of Hazzard" movie, entered at No. 4, with David Gray's "The One I Love" (Atlantic) at No. 8. Les Rythmes Digitales, the nom de disque of Jacques Lu Cont aka Stuart Price, arrived at No. 9 with "Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat)" (Data). The 1999 dance track has been reissued after its use in a Citroen C4 TV commercial.
Debuting just outside the top 10 were Gwen Stefani's "Cool" (Interscope) at No. 11 and K.T. Tunstall's "Suddenly I See" (Relentless/Virgin) at No. 12, as the Scottish singer-songwriter's "Eye To The Telescope" album climbed 13-7 in its 22nd chart week. Paul McCartney's "Fine Line" (Parlophone) entered at No. 20.
McFly's "Wonderland" follows the No. 1 success of its debut album, "Room on the Third Floor" in the summer of 2004. The new set beat the challenge of Kanye West's "Late Registration" (Roc-a-Fella), which came in at No.2. Eric Clapton's "Back Home" (Reprise) arrived rather modestly at No. 19, followed by Iron Maiden's live set "Death on the Road" (EMI) at No. 22.
For the 12th consecutive week, Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) leads the European Top 100 Albums chart, while on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles roundup, Crazy Frog's seemingly unstoppable "Axel F" (Mach1) is in an 11th week at No. 1.