Beyonce Knowles continued her double triumph on the new U.K. sales surveys, released yesterday (July 13). “Crazy in Love” featuring Jay-Z is the No. 1 single for a third week, having outsold new releases by Madonna, Pink and Eminem. On the album chart, Knowles’ Columbia set “Dangerously in Love” is on top of for a second week, beating out a highly anticipated release from U.K. rock newcomer the Darkness.
Madonna’s “Hollywood” single (Maverick/Warner Bros.) debuted at No. 2, the second consecutive release from her “American Life” album to miss the top of the chart. In April, the title track also entered and peaked at No. 2, held off by “Make Luv” by Room 5 featuring Oliver Cheatham. “Real Things” by chart newcomer Javine (Innocent/Virgin) opened at No. 4; it’s the debut single by one of the female contestants on the TV talent series “Popstars: The Rivals” who failed to make the line-up of the group that became Girls Aloud.
Also new in the top-10 of the singles chart was “Feel Good Time” by Pink featuring William Orbit (Columbia), at No. 3, and Eminem’s “Business” (Interscope/Polydor) at No. 6.
On the album chart, Beyonce’s set had enough staying power to ward off “Permission To Land” (Must Destroy), the debut set by the Darkness, which has attracted vast media coverage in the U.K. this year. Kings Of Leon, the American southern rock quartet that has enjoyed similar widespread attention, logged an impressive No. 5 debut with its first album, “Youth and Young Manhood” (Hand Me Down/BMG).
Metallica’s “St. Anger” (Vertigo/Mercury) extends its reign on the European Top 100 Albums chart into a fifth week, and Evanescence’s “Bring Me To Life” featuring Paul McCoy (Wind-Up/Epic) heads the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles survey for a fifth week.