Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) starts an eighth aggregate week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It moves 4-1 in Greece and holds at No. 1 in Switzerland and No. 2 in Germany, Italy a
Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) starts an eighth aggregate week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It moves 4-1 in Greece and holds at No. 1 in Switzerland and No. 2 in Germany, Italy and Holland. Collectively, that's enough to stave off U2's' "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (Universal Island), which remains at No. 2 overall. "Bomb" achieves its best performance of the week in Italy, where it improves 5-3.
Scissor Sisters' self-titled Polydor debut is on the rise again, up 11-8 on Top 100 Albums -- its best showing since it hit No. 5 last July. The set moves 2-1 in the United Kingdom, where it had two non-consecutive weeks at the chart peak six months ago. The New York-based act is in its 49th week on the U.K. chart. With fourth single "Filthy/Gorgeous" new at No. 5 in Britain, Universal Music U.K. chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge believes the album's momentum will continue. "You can assume we will continue to market it well and aggressively in the coming months," he says. "Scissor Sisters" now has U.K. sales of 1.63 million units, according to the Official U.K. Charts Co.
Debuting at No. 9 on Top 100 Albums is "Your Dark Side" (Universal) by Nu Pagadi, the two-man, two-woman group that won Germany's latest "Popstars" TV series. The album is new at No. 1 in Germany and No. 5 in Austria. The act's debut single, "Sweetest Poison," is up 9-8 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, after holding at No. 1 in Austria and Switzerland and No. 2 in Germany.
Also on the Eurochart, Swedish DJ Eric Prydz's "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound) is back at No. 1, rising from No. 3. It climbs 7-1 in France, holds at No. 1 in Norway and earns top-five placings in Denmark, Switzerland and Sweden. The dance track previously topped the Eurochart for two weeks in October/November.
The nearest challenge to "Call on Me" comes from a single recorded in 1957. Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" hits the Eurochart at No. 2. The Leiber & Stoller-penned rock'n'roll classic debuts at No. 1 in the United Kingdom, becoming the first single to enter at the top of the British chart on two separate occasions. However, it does so with the lowest-ever weekly sales for a best-seller in Britain: 21,262 units. RCA re-released the record to mark the beginning of a four-month U.K. campaign to promote all of Presley's 18 original British chart-toppers.
"Jailhouse Rock" is the 999th No. 1 in British chart history. Mid-week sales data suggest that RCA's next Presley reissue, 1959's "One Night," is on course to replace it to become the 1000th bestseller since the U.K. chart began in 1952.
Elsewhere on the Eurochart, "Numb/Encore" (Warner Bros.) by Jay-Z and Linkin Park is up 9-3, following a 6-5 climb in Germany. Band Aid 20's "Do They Know It's Christmas" falls 1-4 despite holding at No. 1 in Italy and climbing 7-2 in Sweden.