Eight weeks after debuting at No20 on the Singles Chart, The Fray finally climb to No1 with ‘How To Save A Life’, their first European single release. In contrast, after just one week at the top ‘You’re A Star’ finalists 21 Demands plummet to No19 for ‘Give Me A Minute’ as downloads dwindle after the end of the series.
Alex Gaudino (feat. Crystal Waters) continues to climb, up from No5 to No2 this week, ahead of Mika’s ‘Grace Kelly’ at No3 and Gwen Stefani’s ‘The Sweet Escape’ at No4. Fergie (feat. Ludacris) also continues in the right direction, up from No10 to No5 with ‘Glamorous’, a new peak for her solo career on this chart. With physical versions officially released today (Friday), Avril Lavigne surges from No17 to No6 on downloads (No2 on the Download Chart behind The Fray) with ‘Girlfriend’ – the lead single from her forthcoming third album ‘The Best Damn Thing’. Cascada makes it three weeks in a row at the top of the Albums Chart with ‘Everytime We Touch’, disproving the theory that dance acts don’t sell albums. Nelly Furtado’s ‘Loose’ climbs two places to No2 after 37 weeks in the Top 40, one place ahead of Bonnie Tyler’s ‘Greatest Hits’ which slips to No3. The latest Doors compilation ‘The Very Best Of’ is this week’s highest new entry at No4, outperforming their previous ‘Best Of’ which came in at No8 in September 2000. Hilary Duff has the next new entry at No10 with her fifth album ‘Dignity’. Of the previous four, only the fourth ‘Most Wanted’ has made the Top 40, peaking at No8 this time last year.