Three years after their second album ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’ debuted at No1 on the Albums Chart, Coldplay repeat the feat this week as X&Y becomes the fastest-selling album of 2005 so far.
‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’ went on to spend 4 weeks at No1 and an impressive nine consecutive months in the Top 10, setting a high bench-mark for ‘X&Y’. Oasis drop to No2 after one week at the top with ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’, followed at No3 by The White Stripes fifth album ‘Get Behind Me Satan’ – matching the No3 debut for their previous album ‘Elephant’ in April 2003. There’s no movement at the top of the Singles Chart this week, with the top 4 unchanged from last week: Crazy Frog’s ‘Axel F’ at No1 for a second week, Akon’s ‘Lonely’ at No2, Tony Christie’s ‘Amarillo’ at No3 and Gwen Stefani’s ‘Hollaback Girl’ at No4. U2 have this week’s highest new entry at No8 with their third single from ‘Atomic Bomb’ - ‘City Of Blinding Lights’, falling short of the No1 debut for ‘Vertigo’ and the No3 debut for ‘Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own’. The next new entry is Pondlife’s ‘Ring Ding Ding’ at No9, the second ringtone-inspired hit in this week’s Top 10.