McFly, Usher Rule U.K. Charts
Teen favorite McFly has a No. 1 album to add to its two chart-topping singles, as its debut set "Room on the 3rd Floor" (Universal) went straight to the chart summit yesterday (July 11) in the UnitedTeen favorite McFly has a No. 1 album to add to its two chart-topping singles, as its debut set "Room on the 3rd Floor" (Universal) went straight to the chart summit yesterday (July 11) in the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, Usher's "Burn" (Arista) started a second week atop the region's singles chart, on which the highest new entry was a 50-year-old Elvis Presley classic.
The King's "That's All Right" has never been issued as a U.K. single before being released by RCA on July 5 to mark the 50th anniversary of the recording of the vintage Sun track. It landed on the chart at No. 3, marking Presley's 116th British hit and his 1,194th week on the U.K. singles chart in a span of 48 years. After 2002's "A Little Less Conversation" and last year's "Rubberneckin'," it also gives him top 5 U.K. hits in three consecutive years for the first time since 1961-63.
The title track from Will Young's second album, "Friday's Child" (S/BMG), debuted at No. 4, while "Move Ya Body" by New York twins Nina Sky featuring Jabba (MCA) was new at No. 6. Former All Saints member Shaznay Lewis opened her solo account with "Never Felt Like This Before" (London) at No. 8, while Swedish rock combo the Hives returned at No. 13 with "Walk Idiot Walk" (Polydor).
A pop remix of Damien Rice's "Cannonball" (14th Floor) gave the Irish singer/songwriter his first top 20 singles chart success, after the original version from the platinum-certified album "O" hit No. 32 last year.
McFly replaced the Scissor Sisters' self-titled Polydor set at the top of a relatively quiet album chart, on which Black Eyed Peas' "Elephunk" (A&M) was the prime mover, rebounding 38-9 in its 46th chart week. Rock quartet the Ordinary Boys made its debut with "Over the Counter Culture" (B-Unique) at No. 19.
British modern rock staple the Cure made a triumphant return to the European Top 100 Albums chart, debuting at No. 1 with its self-titled I Am/Geffen set after top 10 debuts last week in Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. O-Zone's "Dragostea Din Tei" (Media Services/Time/Vale) tops the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles tally for a fourth week.