Limp Bizkit's reinvasion of Europe's sales charts was crowned Sunday (Jan. 21) by the band's first U.K. No. 1 single. The group raced straight to the singles peak with "Rollin'" (Interscope) as its pa
Limp Bizkit's reinvasion of Europe's sales charts was crowned Sunday (Jan. 21) by the band's first U.K. No. 1 single. The group raced straight to the singles peak with "Rollin'" (Interscope) as its parent album, "Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water" climbed 8-2, one of several impressive chart moves for the set around Europe. "Starfish" returned to the top-10 in Germany, Sweden, and Austria, prompting a 16-9 climb on Music & Media's European Top 100 Albums chart. Previous single "My Generation" also jumped to No. 1 in Portugal.
As for the Beatles, their nine-week supremacy in the U.K. with "1" (Apple/Parlophone) was ended not by a new release, but by the resurgence another compilation. Texas' "The Greatest Hits" (Mercury) debuted at No. 1 in early November and returned to the top in its 13th chart week, now certified quintuple platinum for shipments of 1.5 million units.
With Limp Bizkit climbing to No. 2, "1" fell to No. 3, while Dido's "No Angel" (Arista) hit the U.K. top-10 for the first time with an 11-5 climb. "1" nevertheless spends an eighth week at the peak on the pan-European album survey.
Last week's No. 1 single in the U.K., Jennifer Lopez's "Love Don't Cost A Thing" (Epic), also fell to No. 3. Philadelphia-based hip-hop quartet Spooks followed their breakout success in France by debuting at No. 6 with "Things I've Seen," one place ahead of All Saints' latest, "All Hooked Up" (London). Pink's "You Make Me Sick" (Arista) became her third straight top-10 hit in the U.K. at No. 9, following last June's "There You Go" (No. 6) and "Most Girls," No. 5 in September.
The U.K. album chart also held new entries for dance act Fragma, following the top-3 singles success of "Everytime You Need Me" with a No. 19 debut for the Positiva album "Toca." The Temptations came in at No. 30 with the "At Their Very Best" double-CD, TV-advertised by Universal Music TV. It's the first U.K. chart appearance by the soul legends since 1992, when "Motown's Greatest Hits" reached No. 8. The group began an eight-date U.K. tour last Friday.
Lopez's single is the Sales Breaker on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles tally with a 19-2 move, behind Eminem's "Stan" (Interscope), which continues at No. 1 for a seventh straight week. C