The Killers take the No1 spot on the Album Chart for a third consecutive week since release with ‘Sam’s Town’, still selling more than twice as many copies as their nearest rival Snow Patrol, who climb back to No2 with ‘Eyes Open’.
Razorlight jump from No6 to No3 with their self-titled second album, ahead of Director who slip from last week’s debut position of No2 to No4 with ‘We Thrive On Big Cities’. Deacon Blue’s ‘Singles’ collection is this week’s highest new entry at No9, twelve years after their previous appearance on this chart when their first greatest hits album ‘Our Town’ reached No7 in April 1994. P Diddy has the next new entry at No13 with ‘Press Play’, well ahead of his previous best on this chart – No34 for ‘Forever’ in September 1999. Cascada makes it six weeks at the top of the Singles Chart with ‘Everytime We Touch’ – only the eighth single to make No1 so far this year, compared with 14 by this time last year and 13 over the same period in 2004. Justin Timberlake climbs back to No2 with ‘Sexyback’, ahead of Scissor Sisters ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’, steady at No3. Razorlight’s ‘America’ remains the most downloaded song for a second week, but overall slips one place from No8 to No9. In a quiet week for new releases, the highest new entry is at No20 for Beyoncé with download-only ‘Irreplaceable’ (physical release is scheduled for today).