Busted Beats Britney To U.K. No. 1
U.K. boy band Busted achieved not only its second U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Nov. 16), but the added kudos of beating Britney Spears to the top. "Crashed the Wedding" (Universal) is Britain's new beU.K. boy band Busted achieved not only its second U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Nov. 16), but the added kudos of beating Britney Spears to the top. "Crashed the Wedding" (Universal) is Britain's new best-selling single, with Spears' "Me Against the Music" (Jive) featuring Madonna entering in the runner-up spot.
The new singles survey, on which last week's No. 1, "Slow" (Parlophone) by Kylie Minogue, fell to No. 4, also included a No. 6 debut for OutKast's "Hey Ya!" (Arista). Irish pop heartthrob Ronan Keating opened at No. 9 with "Lost For Words" (Polydor), the first single from his new album, "Turn It On," which is released in Britain today. Missy Elliott's "Pass That Dutch" (East West) arrived at No. 10, followed by "Fortune Faded" from Red Hot Chili Peppers at No. 11.
The U.K. album chart featured a return to No. 1 for Dido's "Life for Rent" (Cheeky/Arista), which was No. 3 last week. Female artists dominate the new entries, led by Pink's "Try This" (Arista) at No. 3 and British pop trio Atomic Kitten's "Ladies' Night" (Innocent/Virgin) at No. 5. "The Definitive Collection" by Lionel Richie and the Commodores (Motown/UMTV) debuted at No. 10.
Across the continent, "Life for Rent" (Cheeky/Arista) in its sixth week atop the European Top 100 Albums chart and Black Eyed Peas' "Where Is the Love" (A&M) at No. 1 on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles survey for a seventh week. Minogue's "Slow" opens on the latter at No. 2.