As Susan Boyle started a third week atop the U.K. album chart, Lady Gaga scored her third No. 1 single in the territory with “Bad Romance” (Interscope/Universal).
Boyle’s debut album “I Dreamed a Dream” (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) leads the way again in the Official Charts Company’s penultimate survey before Christmas. Boyle’s set sold 274,000 in the U.K. last week and it passed a million sales on Sunday (Dec. 13).
It was pursued by Lady Gaga’s “The Fame,” up 12-2 as “Bad Romance” followed her two U.K. No. 1s from early this year, “Just Dance” and “Poker Face,” to the top last night. Sales of her new eight-song collection “The Fame Monster” are being combined with those of its predecessor in the U.K. and some other territories.
Michael Bublé‘s “Crazy Love” (Reprise/Warner Music) and Black Eyed Peas‘ “The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)” (Interscope/Universal) also moved back up the chart, 6-3 and 5-4 respectively. There were no new entries in the top 20 of the listing.
Peter Kay and his All Star Band’s “Official Children In Need Medley” (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) fell to No. 2 after two weeks atop the singles chart. Ke$ha‘s “Tik Tok” (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) bounced back to a new peak, 7-5, while “Morning After Dark” (Interscope/Universal) by Timbaland featuring Soshy and Nelly Furtado climbed 9-6. “Let The Bass Kick In Miami Girl” (Cr2) by Chuckie featuring Lmfao was the highest new entry, at No. 9.
The U.K. festive season’s two favorite Christmas tunes, “Fairytale of New York” (Warner Bros.), by the Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl and “All I Want For Christmas” (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) by Mariah Carey, both re-entered the top 20, 31-18 and 29-19 respectively. Wham!‘s “Last Christmas” (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) made its fifth separate top 40 showing, climbing 53-39. Holiday recurrents by Slade, Wizzard and Shakin’ Stevens are all bearing down on the top 40, with further titles by Band Aid and Chris Rea in the top 75.
The Susan Boyle title also moved 3-1 on Billboard’s European Albums chart, while Black Eyed Peas are in a second week atop European Hot 100 Singles with “Meet Me Halfway.”