In its 18th week on European Top 100 Albums, Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) rises from No. 2 to top the composite survey for the first time. The album spent its first three weeks at No. 4 in S
In its 18th week on European Top 100 Albums, Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) rises from No. 2 to top the composite survey for the first time. The album spent its first three weeks at No. 4 in September/October.
The resurgence was due to the band's European tour, which began Jan. 11 in Berlin and continues tonight (Jan. 27) in Nottingham, England. "American Idiot" holds at No. 1 in Sweden and Norway, No. 3 in the United Kingdom, No. 4 in Switzerland and No. 7 in Germany. It climbs 10-3 in Austria, 10-4 in Greece and 14-7 in Italy.
Also holding up well across Europe is Jay-Z & Linkin Park's "Collision Course" (Warner Bros.), which climbs 5-4 in its eighth week on Top 100 Albums. It's top-10 on five European charts this week, punctuated by a No. 2 ranking in Switzerland. Single "Numb/Encore" is No. 2 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, thanks to placings of No. 2 in Norway, No. 3 in Austria and No. 4 in Germany.
The highest debut on Top 100 Albums is Tocotronic's "Pure Vernunft Darf Niemals Siegen" (L'Age d'Or/Rough Trade ), at No. 13. The set -- which translates as "Pure Reason May Never Triumph" -- bows at No. 3 in Germany. Tocotronic, an indie rock quartet from Hamburg, starts a German tour Feb. 28 in Bremen.
Eric Prydz tops the Eurochart for a fifth aggregate week with "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound), after securing a third week at No. 1 in France. It's also No. 4 in Sweden and Norway and No. 5 in Switzerland.
Challenging Prydz with a 77-3 climb on the Eurochart is "Goodies" (LaFace/Zomba) by Ciara featuring Petey Pablo. The giant leap is brought about by a No. 1 debut in the United Kingdom, where the single sells 21,128 units -- keeping Elvis Presley from a third consecutive chart-topper with "A Fool Such As I"/"I Need Your Love Tonight" (RCA). The Ciara track outsold Presley's reissue by 1,126 copies, according to the Official Chart Co.
Nevertheless, Presley is back in the running for No. 1 on next week's U.K. chart, with RCA's next rerelease in the series, "It's Now or Never.” Retailers say copies have become hard to come by, despite Sony BMG increasing the print run of each single to 35,000.
"Galvanize" (Virgin) by the Chemical Brothers is the top debut on the Eurochart, at No. 4. It's new at No. 1 in Spain and No. 4 in Denmark. In the United Kingdom it opens at No. 3, the duo's highest singles ranking since "Hey Boy Hey Girl" reached No. 3 in 1999.