Shakira and James Morrison retained their leads on the new U.K. singles and album charts respectively. The former’s “Hips Don’t Lie” (Epic) featuring Wyclef Jean has now been No. 1 for three weeks in a row and four in total, while Morrison’s Polydor debut set, “Undiscovered,” leads the album list for a second week.
On a quiet singles chart, the main mover was Cascada’s “Everytime We Touch” (All Around The World), which climbed 4-2. Several singles edged back upwards, including Morrison’s “You Give Me Something” (6-5) and the Kooks’ “She Moves In Her Own Way” (Virgin), which reached No. 7 in early July but has been moving back in the right direction for the last two weeks, 17-14-11.
Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars” (Fiction) is, unusually, making slow but steady progress up the chart, 25-15-13-10, and has helped bolster sales of the band’s “Eyes Open” album. That set rebounds 3-2 in its 15th chart week and is nearing 600,000 units sold in Britain.
“Borderline” (Eye Industries/UMTV) by Michael Gray featuring Shelly Poole, which debuted at No. 58 on download sales last week, raced to No. 12 after its physical release. Gray scored a top 10 U.K. hit in late 2004 with “The Weekend,” and the new hit includes vocals by former Alisha’s Attic member Poole. Meanwhile, Dundee rock newcomers the View scored a debut hit with “Wasted Little DJs” (1965), which rose 73-15.
On the album chart, Orson’s “Bright Idea” (Mercury) moves back 12-4 in its 11th week, as its latest single “Happiness” climbs 52-27. Nelly Furtado’s “Loose” (Geffen) continued its progress, 42-29-20, and Irish vocalist Ronan Keating’s “Bring You Home” (Polydor) soared 68-28.
Across Europe, “Hips Don’t Lie” leads the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles tally for the tenth week in a row and 12th overall, while Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Stadium Arcadium” (Warner Bros.) regains top spot from Muse’s “Black Holes and Revelations” (Helium 3/A&E/Warner Bros.) on the European Top 100 Albums chart.