Dutch “superstar DJ” Fedde Le Grande has the U.K.’s new No. 1 single after rising from last week’s No. 2 entry with “Put Your Hands Up for Detroit” (Data). On the album chart, pop oufit Girls Aloud debuted at the top with “The Sound of Girls Aloud: The Greatest Hits” (Fascination/Polydor).
Le Grande has become one of Holland’s biggest stars, not just as a DJ but also as a producer, remixer and club promoter. The electro house track features vocals by Mr. Gee, whose real name is Glenn White.
Another dance crossover, “Yeah Yeah” (Eye Industries/UMTV) by Bodyrox featuring Luciana, climbed 11-2 on the new chart, while Beyonce consolidated last week’s 14-5 climb with “Irreplaceable” (Columbia) by edging up to No. 4. U2 and Green Day’s collaborative “The Saints Are Coming” (Mercury) arrived at No. 6.
A number of notable singles made their first showings outside the top 10, including “Rock Steady” (Parlophone) by the reunited All Saints at No. 11, the lead single from their “Studio 1” album, due Nov. 13. Former Blue member Simon Webbe’s “Coming Around Again” (Innocent) came in at No. 12, followed by Depeche Mode’s “Martyr” (Mute) at No. 13 and the cover of the Clash’s “Janie Jones” (B Unique) by Babyshambles and friends at No. 17.
The latter track reunites Pete Doherty with former Libertines colleague Carl Barat and also features members of the Mystery Jets, Larrikin Love, We Are Scientists, Cazals, Lisa Moorish and the Rakes. Jamiroquai’s “Runaway” (Columbia) opened at No. 18, while Keane’s “Nothing in My Way” (Universal Island) bowed at No. 19.
The Girls Aloud compilation sold 84,000 copies out of the box to become their first No. 1 album. It contains their current No. 3 hit “Something Kinda Oooh,” the latest in their run of 13 straight top ten U.K. hits on the 15-track set. It knocked last week’s No. 1, Robbie Williams’ “Rudebox” (Chrysalis), down to No. 2, while Amy Winehouse’s sophomore set “Back to Black” (Universal Island), which includes last week’s No. 7 hit “Rehab,” entered at No. 3.
The Who’s “Endless Wire” (Polydor) entered at No. 9, outdoing the No. 11 peak of their last new studio set, 1982’s “It’s Hard,” to become their first top ten album of new material since 1981’s “Face Dances.” Madeleine Peyroux’s “Half the Perfect World” (Rounder/UCJ) opened at No. 12, Tony Bennett’s “Duets — An American Classic” (Columbia) started at No. 15 and “The Very Best of Aerosmith” (Columbia/Geffen) landed at No. 19.
Further down the survey, there was a No. 39 entry for Smokey Robinson with a twinpack CD that combines his new album of standards, “Timeless,” with a “Definitive Collection” featuring him both with and without the Miracles. It’s Robinson’s first appearance on the U.K. album chart since 1988 and his first time in the top 40 since “Being With You” in 1981.
Williams debuts at No. 1 on the European Top 100 Albums chart with “Rudebox,” while Scissor Sisters’ “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin'” (Polydor) is in a fifth week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.