Atomic Kitten Scores Dual U.K. No. 1s
Liverpool pop threesome Atomic Kitten achieved a notable double on the new U.K. charts, announced yesterday (Sept. 15). As the group's cover of Blondie's "The Tide Is High" (Innocent/Virgin) continuedLiverpool pop threesome Atomic Kitten achieved a notable double on the new U.K. charts, announced yesterday (Sept. 15). As the group's cover of Blondie's "The Tide Is High" (Innocent/Virgin) continued its reign on the region's singles survey, its second album, "Feels So Good," became an instant No. 1 on the album chart.
Kitten's single narrowly stayed ahead of Liberty X's version of Mantronix's "Got To Have Your Love," which entered the singles chart at No. 2. The single is the V2 group's follow-up to its May chart-topper "Just a Little."
In other singles chart news, a busy week of top-10 debuts featured Kelly Osbourne's cover of Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" landing at No. 3 and German-based dance act Scooter at No. 4 with "Nessaja," the follow-up to its recent No. 2 success "The Logical Song" (Sheffield Tunes/Edel U.K.). Irish heartthrob and former Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating entered at No. 5 with "I Love It When We Do," the latest release from his Polydor album "Destination."
Sarah Whatmore debuted on the chart at No. 6 with "When I Lost You" (RCA). Whatmore is the fifth "Pop Idol" contestant to score a U.K. top-10 hit, following Will Young, Gareth Gates, Rik Waller, and Darius. The chart's top-10 debuts were rounded out with Milk Inc.'s club hit "Walk On Water" (Positiva), which entered at No. 10.
Aside from Atomic Kitten's "Feel So Good," the only other prominent album chart debutant was Northern Irish rock act Ash with its hits collection "Intergalactic Sonic 7"s" (Infectious) at No. 3.
Across Europe, Music & Media confirmed a new No. 1 on its Eurochart Hot 100 Singles chart as Las Ketchup's Spanish novelty "Asereje/The Ketchup Song" (Columbia) wrestled control of the tally from Eminem. The American rapper had notched a 15-week reign on the chart with "Without Me" (Interscope/Polydor). Coldplay's "A Rush of Blood to the Head" (Parlophone), meanwhile, secured a second week at the helm of the European Top 100 Albums chart.