Crazy Frog’s ‘Axel F’ holds at No1 for a fourth consecutive week, but there’s a strong challenge this week from 2Pacs’s posthumous ‘Ghetto Gospel’ which is new at No 2 with a little help from a sample of Elton John’s ‘Indian Sunset’.
Akon’s ‘Lonely’ slips one place to No3 after 8 weeks on chart, followed at No4 by this week’s next new entry: Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan’s ‘Unplayed Piano’, the proceeds from which are going towards the ‘Free Aung San Suu Kyi’ 60th Birthday Campaign. The third and final new entry in the Top 10 is 50 Cent’s ‘Just A Lil Bit’, the second single from his ‘Massacre’ album after ‘Candy Shop’, which peaked at No2 earlier this year. Coldplay have a third week at No1 on the Albums Chart with ‘X&Y’, followed by Rory Gallagher’s ‘Big Guns: The Very Best Of’ which is up one place from No3. Foo Fighters’ ‘In Your Honour’ drops one place to No3 and James Blunt continues his steady climb up the chart to No4 this week with ‘Back To Bedlam’. The last few weeks have seen a flurry of big-name new releases debuting high in the chart, but this week there are only 2 new entries in the Top 30, and they’re both outside the Top 20: Billy Corgan’s debut solo album ‘The Future Embrace’ at No25 and Jamiroquai’s sixth studio album ‘Dynamite’ at No27.