Oasis scores seventh straight U.K. No. 1

Pink's "So What" No. 1 on singles chart for second week

Oasis made its customary debut atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 12) with "Dig Out Your Soul" (Big Brother), as Pink's "So What" (LaFace) started a second week at No. 1 on the singles chart.

The Oasis album continues the band's record of having reached No. 1 on the U.K. bestsellers with each of its seven studio albums, a run going back to the 1994 debut "Definitely Maybe." The first single from the new release, "The Shock of the Lightning," fell from its No. 4 debut to No. 16.

"Soul" ends Kings of Leon's two-week run at the top with "Only by the Night" (Hand Me Down/Sony Music). Will Young's "Let It Go" (19/RCA), which opened at No. 2 last week, was also nudged down a place, but Rihanna's long-running "Good Girl Gone Bad" (Def Jam) moved up 5-4. James Morrison's "Songs For You, Truths For Me" (Polydor) fell two places from last week's No. 3 debut.

Bob Dylan's new two-CD compilation "Tell Tale Signs -- Bootleg Series Volume 8" (Columbia) opened at a more than respectable No. 9, while British dance act Chicane's "The Best Of 1996-2008" (Modena) started at No. 16.

As the Pink single added to her total of more than 2.4 million singles sold in the U.K., Kings of Leon's former No. 1 "Sex on Fire" held at No. 2 and Sugababes' "Girls" (Universal Island) improved 4-3. Rihanna's "Disturbia," which fell 3-6 last week, moved back to No. 4 and Kaiser Chiefs' "Never Miss a Beat" (B-Unique/Universal), the first single from their third album, "Off With Their Heads," debuted at No. 5. The album is released in the U.K. next Monday.


Also bouncing back was Ne-Yo's "Miss Independent" (Def Jam), which after falling 9-11 last week, improved to No. 6, and "Cookie Jar" (Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen) by Gym Class Heroes featuring the-Dream, which has a three-week sequence of 6-10-9. The next highest new entry on the new singles survey was Snow Patrol's "Take Back the City" (Fiction/Universal) at No. 15.

Metallica's "Death Magnetic" (Vertigo/Universal) secures a fourth week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, while there's a ninth week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" (Virgin).

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