Cautionary Wife Posted February 18, 2007 Share Posted February 18, 2007 BBC NEWS 18 February 2007 Picture caption: Mika won the BBC's Sound of 2007 contest, championing new talent Mika has remained top of the UK singles and albums charts in a week which saw rises for Brit Awards performers Amy Winehouse, Snow Patrol and Take That. The Beirut-born newcomer spent his fourth week at number one with single Grace Kelly, and Life in Cartoon Motion was top album for the second time. Winehouse had the second-placed album, while Snow Patrol were up to third and Take That moved from 16 to five. On the singles chart, Kaiser Chiefs stayed at two, with Akon up to three. UK TOP FIVE SINGLES 1. Mika, Grace Kelly 2. Kaiser Chiefs, Ruby 3. Akon featuring Snoop Dogg, I Wanna Love You 4. Just Jack, Starz in Their Eyes 5. Fall Out Boy, This Ain't a Scene - It's an Arms Race Source: Official Charts Company It was a generally quiet week for both surveys, with few new entries. However, the impact of the Brit Awards and Valentine's Day - both on Wednesday - was apparent. Winehouse, who was named best British female solo artist at the ceremony in London, also saw her debut album, Frank, returning to the top 40 at 37. And Rehab, the first release from current album Back to Black, jumped from 49 to 22 on the singles chart. Snow Patrol's single Chasing Cars rose 11 places to number 12 to sit behind both of Take That's recent hits. UK TOP FIVE ALBUMS 1. Mika, Life in Cartoon Motion 2. Amy Winehouse (pictured), Back to Black 3. Snow Patrol, Eyes Open 4. Norah Jones, Not Too Late 5. Take That, Beautiful World Source: Official Charts Company Patience - the British single of the year at the Brits - went back up to 10 and Shine climbed to 11 for the reformed group. Meanwhile shoppers seeking romantic soundtracks for Valentine's Day helped Phil Collins' Love Songs collection jump 12 places to number seven on the album chart. And the greatest hits of the late Barry White re-entered the survey at 39. The Oasis single Roll With It failed to return to the top 40, despite a campaign by the website It Should Have Been Number One to encourage people to download it. The site said it wanted to make the song a chart-topper, "as it should have been 12 years ago", when it lost out to Blur's Country House in a high-profile battle. --- CW. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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