Seven days after being trumped by Britney Spears' "Blackout" (Jive/Zomba), the Eagles' "Long Road Out Of Eden" (Polydor) takes control of European Top 100 Albums, moving 2-1 as Spears crashes to No. 8.

The Eagles' double CD holds on to the No. 1 spot in Norway and, although it loses it in the United Kingdom and Holland, the set now debuts at No. 2 in Germany and Sweden, climbs 7-4 in Italy and holds at No. 4 in Ireland. In the United Kingdom, "Long Road" supplements its opening-week sales of 134,000 with a further 81,000 units.

Each of the next three titles on Top 100 Albums moves up a place. Eros Ramazotti's "E2" (Ariola) slides into the runner-up berth after holding at No. 1 in Italy, Switzerland and the Belgian region of Wallony, and debuting at the top in Greece. It also climbs 7-5 in Denmark and 16-7 in Portugal, while the single "No Siamo Soli," a duet with Ricky Martin, holds at No. 1 in Italy and No. 3 in Greece and moves 5-3 in Switzerland.

Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" (Universal Island) is up 4-3 on the composite chart, returning to the top three for the first time in two months. It's now in its 48th week on Top 100 Albums and 54th on the U.K. list, on which it improves 7-6. "Black" is also up 8-4 in Switzerland.

James Blunt's "All The Lost Souls" (Custard/Atlantic) spends an eighth consecutive week in the aggregate top five, climbing 5-4 after an 8-7 nudge in Germany. The single "1973," which led Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for two weeks in September, moves back 15-14.

German punk bastion Die Ärzte returns to the pan-European list at No. 5 with "Jazz Ist Anders" (Hot Action), fuelled by a No. 1 start in Germany and arrivals at No. 2 in Austria and Switzerland. It's the 11th full-length album release by the trio from Berlin, which continues its new tour of Germany tomorrow night in Dortmund.

Irish chart regulars Westlife debuts at No. 6 on Top 100 Albums with "Back Home" (S/Sony BMG), after first-week U.K. sales of 132,000 deliver the band's seventh No.1 album there in as many years. It also debuts at No. 1 in Ireland. Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" (Columbia), meanwhile, holds at No. 7 on the overall chart, posting a 5-3 climb in Norway.

Spears' "Blackout" freefalls 1-8 despite debuting at No. 4 in Greece. Its descent is particularly vertiginous in the United Kingdom, where it drops 2-13. The single "Gimme More" holds at No. 2 on the Eurochart. Katie Melua's "Pictures" (Dramatico) is also on the way down the aggregate album top ten, 6-9 after an 18-26 fall in her adopted United Kingdom. Its best European ranking is No. 3 in Holland.

Whitney Houston returns to the pan-European top ten with Arista's new "Ultimate Collection," which climbs 19-10 overall and 5-3 in the United Kingdom while holding at No. 4 in Denmark. The American vocalist's 2002 ballads retrospective "Love, Whitney" reached only No. 44 on Top 100 Albums; in mid-2000, "The Greatest Hits" made No. 2. Houston's last studio album, 1998's "My Love Is Your Love," reached No. 1 during an epic 67-week run on the European survey, and was certified for shipments of three million units across the region.

As her "Good Girl Gone Bad" album bounces back 14-11 on the Europe-wide survey, Rihanna's "Don't Stop The Music" single (SRP/Def Jam) starts a third week atop the Eurochart. It climbs 2-1 in Switzerland and 9-3 in Flanders, and holds at No. 3 in Germany, while a different single from the album, "Hate That I Love You" featuring Ne-Yo, jumps 24-16 in the United Kingdom.

With Spears' single holding at No. 2 on the Eurochart, Sugababes' "About You Now" (Universal Island) moves up 5-3, helped by a 6-4 climb in Germany. The female pop-R&B trio's next U.K. single will be the ballad "Change," due Dec. 17.