Oasis made it two U.K. No. 1 singles in a row from its Big Brother album “Don’t Believe The Truth” album yesterday (Aug. 28) as “The Importance of Being Idle” debuted at the top. On the album chart, James Blunt’s “Back to Bedlam” (Atlantic) notched an eighth week at No. 1, staving off the strong challenge of Goldfrapp’s “Supernature” (Mute), which arrived at No. 2.
With last week’s bestselling single, McFly’s “I’ll Be OK” (Universal Island), crashing to No. 8, there were a slew of new entries on yesterday’s list, led by Rihanna’s U.S. chart-topper “Pon De Replay” (Def Jam) at No. 2. Former Blue member Simon Webbe became the second member of the boy band to start a solo career with a top five single, as “Lay Your Hands” (Innocent/Virgin) entered at No.4, five weeks after colleague Lee Ryan came in at No. 3 with “Army of Lovers” (Brightside).
Black Eyed Peas’ “Don’t Lie” (A&M) started at No. 6, followed by British female pop outfit Girls Aloud at No. 7 with “Long Hot Summer” (Polydor). Leeds modern rock act Kaiser Chiefs opened at No. 9 with a reissue its previous single, “I Predict A Riot” (B Unique/Polydor), which first reached No. 22 last November and has now been coupled with “Sink That Ship.”
Dance crossover “Love in My Mind” (Loaded) by Freemasons featuring Amanda Wilson debuted at No. 11, with novelty act Crazy Frog’s “Popcorn” (Gusto), the follow-up to the Europe-wide smash “Axel F,” close behind at No. 12. But there was no top 10 return for the Rolling Stones, whose “Streets of Love”/”Rough Justice” (Virgin) entered at No. 15. It’s their 28th top 20 hit in the U.K. but could not break their run of 24 years without a top 10 single, which stretches back to “Start Me Up” in 1981.
With Blunt standing strong at the top of the album chart, the next new entry came from British R&B-pop favorite Craig David at No. 5 with his third album “The Story Goes…” (Warner Bros.). Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s “Howl” (Echo) opened at No. 14 and there was a surprisingly modest No. 19 start for Super Furry Animals’ “Lovekraft” (Epic). Jack Johnson’s “In Between Dreams” (Universal Island), which has quietly gone gold during an 18-week run on the British chart, made a 28-18 climb.
There were no changes at the top of Billboard’s composite pan-European charts, with Coldplay’s “X&Y” (Parlophone) in its 11th week atop the European Top 100 Albums chart, while Crazy Frog’s “Axel F” (Mach1) is in its 10th week at the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles peak.