Beyonce Knowles remained the queen of the U.K. sales charts, as she notched another week at No. 1 with her “Crazy in Love” single featuring Jay-Z and “Dangerously in Love” album (Columbia). Her main new challenger for the singles crown was “Satisfaction,” the latest dance crossover from the Data/Ministry Of Sound stable, by Frenchman Benny Bennassi presents the Biz, which debuted at No. 2. Wayne Wonder’s “No Letting Go” (Atlantic) had an unusual 7-3 rebound on the chart in its fifth week, a new peak.
Also new to the singles chart was Liverpool rock act the Coral at No. 5 with “Pass It On” (Deltasonic), the second single from the band’s sophomore album, “Magic and Medicine,” released today (July 21) in the U.K. Irish boy band D-Side, whose debut single “Speechless” hit No. 9 in April, bowed at No. 7 with the follow-up “Invisible” (Blacklist/WEA). Super Furry Animals landed at No. 13 with “Golden Retriever” (Epic), followed by Jane’s Addiction at No. 14 with “Just Because” (Capitol).
On the album chart, the chief new entry was Manic Street Preachers’ B-sides and rarities collection “Lipstick Traces – A Secret History of Manic Street Preachers” (Sony Music) at No. 11. U.S. rock act King Of Leon’s debut set “Youth and Young Manhood” (Hand Me Down/BMG) jumped 5-3 in its second chart week.
In an unchanged top four on Music & Media’s Europe-wide Top 100 Albums chart, Metallica’s “St. Anger” (Vertigo/ Mercury) enters a sixth week at No. 1. Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” adds European honors to its U.K. achievements, moving 2-1 on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles tally.