U2, Keane Top U.K. Charts
U2's "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" (Universal Island) is the U.K.'s new No. 1 single, becoming the latest act to hold an Elvis Presley reissue from the top post. Meanwhile, while "Hopes anU2's "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" (Universal Island) is the U.K.'s new No. 1 single, holding off a new reissue from Elvis Presley. The song, which the band performed last night (Feb. 13) on the U.S. broadcast of the Grammy Awards, bested Presley's "Wooden Heart" (RCA), which debuted at No. 2.
It's the second week in a row the King has had to make do with runner-up spot. Last week, "Are You Lonesome Tonight" had to settle for second place behind Eminem's "Like Toy Soldiers," which fell to No. 3 on the new chart; "Lonesome" dropped to No. 20.
"Soldier" by Destiny's Child featuring T.I. and Lil Wayne (Columbia) came in at No. 4 while "Black and White Town" by British modern rock act Doves (Heavenly/EMI) debuted at No. 6 followed by "Angel Eyes" by U.K.-based, Canadian-born Asian artist Raghav (V2) at No. 7.
Last week's 2005 Brit Awards had a pronounced impact on the album chart, with Keane, who won two awards and played live, rebounding 8-1 with its debut set "Hopes and Fears."
Triple Brit Award-winners Scissor Sisters bounced back 5-2 with their self-titled Polydor debut, while double winners Franz Ferdinand showed a 13-4 recovery with its eponymous Domino set. Also benefiting from wins and/or performances at the Brits were Reprise act Green Day ("American Idiot," 7-5) and Relentless' Joss Stone ("Mind Body & Soul," 44-11).
Culling data from across Europe, Green Day is in a third week at No. 1 in an unchanged the European Top 100 Albums chart, while the Eminem track soars 18-1 on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles roundup.