Pied Piper Struts To No. 1 In The U.K.
A club hit that first made a name at the European dance hotbed of Ayia Napa, Cyprus, last summer stormed to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart on Sunday. With reported advance orders of 150,000 copies, "A club hit that first made a name at the European dance hotbed of Ayia Napa, Cyprus, last summer stormed to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart on Sunday. With reported advance orders of 150,000 copies, "Do You Really Like It" by DJ Pied Piper & the Masters of Ceremonies (Relentless/Ministry of Sound) hit the top, ending S Club 7's second run at No. 1 with "Don't Stop Movin'" (Polydor).
"Thank You," the track that helped to make Dido's name when it was prominently featured in Eminem's worldwide hit "Stan," became a U.K. hit in its own right as a Cheeky/Arista single, debuting at No. 3. Virgin's Innocent label, home of Billie and Atomic Kitten, welcomed another hit act as "All Rise" by newcomers Blue entered at No. 4. The quartet consists of 21-year-olds Duncan James and Simon Webbe, plus Anthony Costa, 19, and 17-year-old Lee Ryan.
Radiohead's "Pyramid Song," the band's first Parlophone single release in more than three years, brought the group back into the chart at No. 5. The top-10 also sported new hits from Epic trio 3LW at No. 6 with "No More (Baby Ima Do Right)" and American R&B prospect Sunshine Anderson at No. 9 with the Atlantic release "Heard It All Before."
On the U.K. album chart, R.E.M.'s "Reveal" started a second week at No. 1, as Warner Bros. hailed the band's best commercial start in Europe in many years with hopes that the set could become R.E.M.'s most successful across the continent since 1992's "Automatic for the People." "Reveal" also enjoyed a spectacular 72-place climb to the top of Music & Media's European Top 100 Albums chart, after reaching No. 1 in five other countries.
The highest new entries on the U.K. album chart were for high-profile retrospectives from Bob Marley and the Wailers' "One Love - The Greatest Hits" (Tuff Gong/Island) at No. 5 and Columbia's "The Essential Bob Dylan" at No. 9, released to mark his 60th birthday last week.
Shaggy's "Hotshot" (MCA) moved 4-2 on the U.K. album chart as its global hit single "It Wasn't Me" moved into a 10th week at the summit of Eurochart Hot 100 Singles survey. Atomic Kitten's "Whole Again" (Innocent/Virgin), in a second week at No. 1 in Germany, is now challenging for that European crown, with a 4-2 move overall.