While Razorlight kept their No. 1 crown on the U.K. album chart yesterday with their self-titled, second set for Vertigo/Universal, “Hips Don’t Lie” (Epic) by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean achieved the rare feat of returning to the top of the British singles chart.
The Shakira track is now in its eighth week on the survey, which it also topped in its fourth week. “Hips” now has a chart history of 54-3-2-1-2-2-3-1. It thus fends off the challenge of Christina Aguilera’s “Ain’t No Other Man” (RCA), which opened on download sales at No. 18 last week and now climbs to No.2 after its full release.
Similarly, Madonna’s “Get Together” (Warner Bros.) leaps 45-7, becoming her 58th U.K. top 10 single. English rock band Kasabian, who scored top 10 hits with ‘L.S.F.” in 2004 and “Cutt Off” last year, return with “Empire” (Columbia) at No. 9, the lead song from the album of the same name which follows on Sept. 4.
On the album chart, Razorlight are trailed by Snow Patrol, whose “Eyes Open” (Fiction) rebouds 6-2 as the single “Chasing Cars” improves 25-15. The one top 20 newcomer is Pharrell Williams’ “In My Mind” (Virgin) at No. 7. Manic Street Preachers frontman James Dean Bradfield makes a somewhat muted arrival at No. 22 with his solo set “The Great Western” (Columbia).
Muse’s “Black Holes and Revelations” (Helium 3/A&E/Warner Bros.) leads Billboard’s European Top 100 Albums survey for a third straight week, while the Shakira track holds sway on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for the eight time in a row, and tenth altogether.