“Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends” (Parlophone/EMI) gives Coldplay a fourth week atop European Top 100 Albums, but there’s a new leader on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles. Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long” (Topdog/Atlantic/Warner Music) moves up 2-1, trading places with Estelle’s “American Boy” (Homeschool/Atlantic), featuring Kanye West.
The Coldplay set leads the way again in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Switzerland, Greece and the Belgian region of Wallony, and moves back 2-1 in Holland. “Viva” has U.K. sales to last weekend of 708,000, according to the Official U.K. Charts Company.
Unusually, the top four on the pan-European album chart are unchanged for a fourth straight week. Duffy’s “Rockferry” is runner-up to Coldplay both on the overall survey and in the United Kingdom and Finland, but moves up 2-1 in Sweden and 8-4 in Holland. Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black” (Universal Island) holds at No. 3 on Top 100 Albums, posting a 6-3 climb in Spain, and Madonna’s “Hard Candy” (Warner Bros.) holds at No. 4 after climbing 7-3 in Greece and 24-14 in the United Kingdom.
The highest new entry on Top 100 Albums, at No. 5, is “Plan A!” (Sony BMG) by Thomas Godoj, the Polish-German pop-rock singer who won the fifth season of talent series “Deutschland Sucht Den Superstar” in May. Set up by the No. 1 debut last month of the single “Love Is You” in the GSA territories, the album debuts at the summit in Germany and Austria and at No. 3 in Switzerland.
Amy Macdonald’s “This Is The Life” (Vertigo/Universal) climbs again 7-6, a new peak in its 30th week on the Europe-wide chart. The singer-songwriter from Bishopbriggs, near Glasgow, is at No. 2 with the album in Switzerland and Flanders, and is charting strongly with its title track single, up 3-1 in Holland, 2-1 in Wallony, 6-2 in Switzerland, and at No. 1 again in Flanders. Although that track only reached No. 28 in the United Kingdom last December, the album is double platinum there for 600,000 shipments and now climbs 36-24 in its 50th week. The album has now passed European shipments of one million, according to Universal, and is released in the U.S. Aug. 19 on Decca.
The Cistercian Monks of Roscrea’s “Chant – Music For Paradise” (UCJ/Universal) climbs 15-7, reaching the top ten for the first time in its eighth week on Top 100 Albums. “Chant” reached No. 7 in the United Kingdom last month and now jumps 12-5 in Germany.
Chris Brown’s “Exclusive” (Jive/Sony BMG) slips 5-8 overall, despite holding at No. 2 in Ireland and No. 3 in the United Kingdom. Ich + Ich’s “Vom Selben Stern” (Polydor/Universal) falls 8-9 on the composite list, holding at No. 3 in Germany, while Rihanna’s “Good Girl Gone Bad” (SRP/Def Jam) is back in the pan-European top ten, up 11-10 in its 58th week on Top 100 Albums. The title peaked at No. 3 in non-consecutive weeks fully a year ago, and now makes its first top ten showing since February.
Kid Rock’s single takes the Eurochart crown after racing 46-6 in the United Kingdom with 21,000 downloads. It’s No. 1 again in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, up 6-3 in Holland and new at No. 5 in Ireland.