This week’s Album Chart finally sees a change at the top as Abba end Coldplay’s seven week reign at No1. Sixteen Years after its initial release ‘Gold – The Greatest Hits’ gets its third go at the top of the Chart spurred on by the massive success of the Mamma Mia! film. It previously spent three weeks at No1 on its initial release in 1992 and 4 weeks in May 1999. Astonishingly it has spent nearly half of its life since release in the Album Chart.
Despite a very close contest Coldplay have to be content with the No2 spot while Basshunter’s ‘Now You’re Gone – The Album’ is also pushed down a place to No3. Kid Rock manages to hold on to his grip at the top of the Singles Chart this week for a third week despite a big jump up the chart from Katy Perry who takes her ‘I Kissed A Girl’ from last week’s No16 to this week’s No2 while still only available on download. The Script hold steady at No3 with ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’ while The Verve enter the chart at No 14 with ‘Love Is Noise’ taking this week’s Highest New Entry with the first single from their forthcoming Album