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There’s no change at the top of Billboard’s pan-European sales charts, with Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends” (Parlophone/EMI) entering a seventh week atop European Top 100 Albums, and Kid Rock into a fourth week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with “All Summer Long” (Topdog/Atlantic/Warner Music).
Coldplay lead five individual album charts around Europe, holding at the top in France, the Netherlands, Ireland and the Belgian region of Wallony and climbing back 2-1 in Switzerland. The single “Viva La Vida” races 25-7 on the Eurochart after a No. 5 debut in Germany and a 7-5 climb in Switzerland, holding at No. 8 in Italy. The track is also No. 1 on the European Radio Airplay chart, tabulated by Nielsen Music Control
In an unchanged top three on the Europe-wide album chart, Duffy is at No. 2 again with “Rockferry” (A&M/Universal) and Amy Winehouse at No. 3 with “Back To Black” (Universal Island). Duffy is at No. 1 for a fourth week in Sweden, and climbs 3-2 in Holland, 4-3 in the United Kingdom, 7-4 in France, 6-4 in Switzerland and 7-5 in Flanders and rests at No.3 in Finland. Winehouse, meanwhile, moves up a place in each of four European markets, 4-3 in Spain, 5-4 in Holland, 9-8 in Germany and 11-10 in Italy.
Polydor/Universal’s “Mamma Mia!” movie soundtrack is up 5-4 on Top 100 Albums, retaining No. 1 spots in Norway, Finland, Denmark, Austria, Hungary and Greece. It holds at No. 3 in Switzerland, climbs 5-4 in Germany and is No. 2 again on the U.K.’s separate compilations chart.
The big gainer in the pan-European album top ten is Kid Rock’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll Jesus,” which races 19-5, fuelled by a No. 4 debut in the United Kingdom on sales of 19,000. It’s also new at No. 4 in Ireland and remains at No.3 in Austria.
Abba’s “Gold — Greatest Hits” (Polydor/Universal) is up 7-6 overall after moving 2-1 to top the U.K. chart for the first time for nine years, and fifth in its 16-year shelf-life. That gives the compilation the longest span of No. 1 appearances in U.K. chart history, with total sales in that market of 4.1 million making it the fourth bestselling album ever there, according to the Official Charts Company.
Madonna’s “Hard Candy” (Warner Bros.) drops to No.7 on the composite chart after six weeks at No. 4, holding at No. 4 in Hungary and No.5 in Italy. Paul Potts climbs 9-8 overall with “One Chance” (Syco Music/Sony BMG) after scoring a second week at No.1 in Germany.
Amy Macdonald’s “This Is The Life” (Mercury/Universal) falls 6-9 on Top 100 Albums after dropping 1-2 in Switzerland but climbing 7-5 in Wallony and 10-9 in Germany, while Carla Bruni’s “Comme Si De Rien N’Etait” (Teorema/Naive) is down 8-10 overall, holding at No. 2 in France and climbing 3-2 in Wallony.
Kid Rock’s Warren Zevon/Lynyrd Skynyrd remake becomes his first No.1 — indeed his first top 20 hit — in the United Kingdom, up 2-1 with weekly sales of 37,000. It’s also No. 1 again in Germany, Switzerland, Ireland and Austria and climbs 3-1 in Holland. The biggest climber in the Eurochart top 10 is Katy Perry’s U.S. smash “I Kissed A Girl” (Virgin/EMI), which zooms 81-8 after a No. 4 U.K. debut on sales of 23,000. It’s also up 5-4 in Norway, 22-7 in Italy and No. 2 again in Denmark.
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