Monday, March 21, 2005

UK Top 75 (20/03/05)

Albums:
Topping the album chart (no surprises here) are the Stereophonics, with their latest, appallingly titled release, 'Language Sex Violence Other?'. Tony Christie has also had a surge in sales, his Definitive Collection climbing to number 2.

Other new entries in the top 10 come from The Bravery (5), Moby (8) and Daft Punk (10).

Because I'm SO indie (hmm, yeah right...) my album purchase this week was 'The Alternative To Love' by Brendan Benson, which is new at 70.

View the whole chart here.

Singles:
Unsurprisingly, Tony Christie and Peter Kay have made the top spot with ease, raising lots and lots of cash in the process - good for them! The single's also reported to have outsold everything this year, which means things look increasingly more promising! The obligatory new entry from Elvis charts at 3 this week, and Gwen Stefani, with a little help from Eve, has another hit on her hands with 'Rich Girl' at 4.

Labelled 'the new Dido', Jem has a top ten hit with 'They', at 6. Basement Jaxx are new at 8, G4 are new at 9 and Shapeshifters enter the chart at 10.

Green Day narrowly miss out on a top 10 placing - 'Holiday' is new at 11. Beverley Knight enters at 16 with 'Keep This Fire Burning' and Queens Of The Stone Age return to the chart with their comeback single, 'Little Sister', at 18. It's a shame it's nowhere near as good as 'No One Knows'. The Mars Volta round off the top 20, at 20.

Entries in the lower part of the chart come from John Legend (29), Joss Stone (32), The Black Velvets (34), The Glitterati (36) and Beck (38).

Missing out on the top 40, but still managing to make the top 75 are T.I., Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Solitaire, Be Your Own Pet, Alterkicks, Lady Sovereign and Explosion.

There's no sign of the Single of the Week from Rilo Kiley.

For the full chart, go here.