Coldplay, Dizzee Rascal rule U.K. charts

'Viva La Vida' enters fifth week at top of albums chart

LONDON -- Coldplay's run atop the U.K. album chart with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI) extended into a fifth week Sunday, while Dizzee Rascal's "Dance Wiv Me" (Dirtee Stank), featuring Calvin Harris & Chrome, began a second week at No. 1 on the singles survey.

Duffy's "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal) held at No. 2 again on the album survey, and Chris Brown's "Exclusive" (Jive/Sony BMG) at No. 3. The Ting Tings' former No. 1 "We Started Nothing" (Columbia/Sony BMG) climbed 6-4, while Florida rock band the Black Kids scored the highest new entry of the week at No. 5 with their debut album, "Partie Traumatic" (Almost Gold/Mercury). The other top 10 newcomer was Beck's "Modern Guilt" (XL Recordings) at No. 9.

Publicity surrounding the new "Mamma Mia" movie helped ABBA's "Gold -- Greatest Hits (Polydor/Universal) rocket 43-12. Two other big sellers climbed again in the top 20, with Madonna's "Hard Candy" (Warner Bros.) up from No. 24 to No. 14 (as the single "Give It to Me" edged 18-17) and the Last Shadow Puppets' "The Age of the Understatement" (Domino) moving from No. 40 to No. 15 (as its second hit "Standing Next to Me" debuted at No. 30).

Dizzee Rascal's single withstood the challenge of Basshunter's "All I Ever Wanted" (Hard2Beat), which climbed from No. 3 to No. 2 as "No Air" (Jive/Sony BMG) by Jordin Sparks featuring Chris Brown reversed last week's 3-4 move. Ironik's "Stay With Me" (Asylum/Warner Music) improved 6-5 and the big top 40 debut of the week was Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" (Atlantic/Warner Music), up 46-6. The song is already a big pan-European hit, standing at No. 1 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and at No. 2 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.

Also on the new singles chart, teenager Gabriella Cilmi's durable debut hit "Sweet About Me" (Universal Island) climbed 9-8 in its 19th chart week, while Nickelback's "Photograph" (Roadrunner) jumped 29-18.

This week's No. 1 on the Eurochart is U.K. R&B singer Estelle's former British chart-topper "American Boy" (Homeschool/Atlantic), featuring Kanye West. The Coldplay set is in a third week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums.
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