ENRIQUE IGLESIAS has held onto the top spot on the UK singles charts for a second week today (February 3) with ‘HERO’.
And there’s doubly good news for the Latin star as his single success has helped sales of his album ‘Escape’ which this week leaps from number 21 to number two. There is little movement on the singles chart with many of last week’s new entries maintaining their strong positions. A1, with ‘Caught In The Middle’ move from two to three while Pink takes her ‘Get The Party Started’ in the other direction. Britney Spears moves up to number four from five with ‘Overprotected’ while Ja Rule, Puretone, Christina Milian and late Beatle George Harrison maintain their top ten positions.
The highest new entry of the week comes at 13 from Mary J Blige ft Common with ‘Dance For Me’, ahead of indie hopefuls Cooper Temple Clause at 20 with double AA side ‘Film Maker/Been Training Dogs’. Recent NME cover stars Jimmy Eat World debut at 26 with ‘The Middle’ two places beind De Nada and ‘Bring It On To My Love’.
Further down the chart, Mull Historical Society go in at 36 with ‘Watching Xanudu’.
The Chemical Brothers go straight to number one on the album chart with ‘Come With Us’, knocking Stereophonics to three with the perennial ‘JEEP’, one ahead of Pink’s ‘Missundaztood’. The Hives finally crack the top ten moving up from 18 to 10 with ‘Your New Favourite Band’.