November 15, 2000 14:48
THE HOURS AND THE RIMES
Midweek figures show the country ballad edging it over the French disco thumper...
After just two days in the shops, Rimes' 'Can't Fight The Moonlight' is currently outselling the second highest new entry, Daft Punk's comeback single 'One More Time'. However, if current sales trends prevail all week, Daft Punk will enter the charts at Number Three, behind the seemingly omnipresent Baha Men, whose single 'Who Let The Dogs Out?' now looks set to go back up the charts weeks after its release.
Other new singles likely to enter the Top Ten this coming Sunday (November 19) are the Artful Dodger featuring Lifford with 'Please Don't Turn Me On', currently at Number Four, and the Wu-Tang Clan, whose comeback single 'Gravel Pit' is currently at Number 10.
Singles likely to enter the Top 30 this week include Toploader. Their re-released 'Dancing In the Moonlight' is currently at Number 13, while the re-released 'Once Around The Block' by Badly Drawn Boy is at Number 33 so far. The new PJ Harvey single, 'Good Fortune' looks like it will just scrape in to the Top 40 this week, with a current midweek position of Number 40.
In the album charts, unsurprisingly, the new Beatles singles compilation '1' is outselling everything, with almost 49,000 records sold in the first two days. Westlife look likely to slip to Number Two with their new album 'Coast To Coast' outselling the Oasis live album 'Familiar To Millions' by a ratio of approximately 2:1. Westlife sold 34,000 copes in comparison to Oasis' 15,000.
Elsewhere, Marilyn Manson's 'Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death)' is currently at Number 18, Sade's first album in eight years, 'Lovers Rock' is in at Number 21 and Martine McCutcheon's second album 'Wishing' is at Number 28.
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