U.K. Still 'Mad' About Andrews, Jules
The single "Mad World" remained No. 1 for a second week in the U.K., topping yesterday's (Dec. 29) final weekly sales chart of 2003. Released by Sanctuary/Adventure, the Michael Andrews featuring GaryThe single "Mad World" remained No. 1 for a second week in the U.K., topping yesterday's (Dec. 29) final weekly sales chart of 2003. Released by Sanctuary/Adventure, the Michael Andrews featuring Gary Jules single took the coveted No. 1 position on last week's Christmas week chart, beating out the Darkness' "Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)" (Must Destroy/Atlantic).
In a triumph for indie Sanctuary, its pre-Christmas chart-topper "Changes" by Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne rebounded 3-2 to give the label the top two singles. The Darkness single fell 2-3.
Elsewhere on the singles tally, Will Young's former No. 1, "Leave Right Now" (S/BMG) bounced back 6-5 and OutKast's "Hey Ya!" (Arista) climbed 16-13. "Swing Low" by UB40 featuring United Colours Of Sound (DEP International/Virgin), the official song of the England Rugby Team, charged 19-15 after the team's recent victory in the Rugby World Cup final.
On the U.K. album chart, Dido's "Life for Rent" (Arista) held steady at the chart's summit, followed again by Young's "Friday's Child" at No. 2 and Michael Jackson's "Number Ones" (Epic) at No. 3. (Ed note: A previous version of this story incorrectly included references to an older U.K. album chart. Billboard.com regrets the error.)