Gates, Chili Peppers Reign On U.K. Charts
Gareth Gates and Red Hot Chili Peppers each began a second week as the best-selling artists on the new U.K. charts yesterday (July 21). Eighteen-year-old Gates' "Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake)" (S/BMG)Gareth Gates and Red Hot Chili Peppers each began a second week as the best-selling artists on the new U.K. charts yesterday (July 21). Eighteen-year-old Gates' "Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake)" (S/BMG) held its place as the No. 1 single, while the Peppers' "By the Way" (Warner Bros.) did the same on the album survey. It also debuts at the top of Music & Media's pan-European Top 100 Albums tally, having gone straight to No. 1 in nine other countries.
With European dance act Scooter holding on to No. 2 with "The Logical Song" (Sheffield Tunes/Edel U.K.)," Gates' was challenged on the singles chart by club crossover Flip & Fill's "Shooting Star" (All Around The World) at No. 3 and a new version of Elton John's 1971 debut hit, "Your Song" (Mercury) at No. 4. The track, featuring Italian classical singer Alessandro Safina, was recorded in New York in April. Proceeds will benefit the Sport Relief charity and John's AIDS foundation. Beyonce Knowles' "Work It Out" (Columbia), from the soundtrack of "Austin Powers in Goldmember," arrived at No. 7.
"By the Way" is No. 1 again on the U.K. album chart ahead of Oasis' "Heathen Chemistry" (Big Brother), which holds at No. 2, and British modern rock act Idlewild's "The Remote Part" (Parlophone), which debuts at No. 3. The other top-10 arrival comes from Bryan Adams, who follows last week's No. 5 singles debut "Here I Am" (A&M/Mercury) with the soundtrack from which it was drawn, "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron," at No. 8. Ashanti's self-titled debut album (Murder Inc./Def Jam/Mercury), climbs 11-4.
Eminem's "Without Me" (Interscope/Polydor) is now in its eighth week at No. 1 on Music & Media's Eurochart Hot 100 Singles tally, where Gates is the week's highest debut at No. 10.