Red Hot Chili Peppers Bow Atop UK Top 40, David Guetta Enters At # 2

In a major duel for the top spot this week, David Guetta’s highly anticipated ‘Nothing But The Beat‘ was forced to enter the UK Top 40 Albums Chart at # 2 by the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s ‘I’m With You‘ which bowed on top of the charts, making it the iconic band’s 4th # 1 album in the UK. Country legend Dolly Parton makes a surprise entry in the top 10 as her new album ‘Better Day‘ storms in at # 9. Comparatively, ‘Better Day‘ entered the US Charts at a disappointing # 51. English indie rock/folk band Bombay Bicycle Club enters the chart at # 6 with their 3rd effort ‘A Different Kind Of Fix‘.

Lil Wayne’s ‘The Carter 4‘, which is projected to sell a whopping 850,000 copies this week in the US, enters the UK Charts at # 8.

Elsewhere on the Singles Chart, English singer/rapper Example collects his second # 1 single ‘Stay Awake‘ from his new album ‘Playing In The Shadows‘ which was released yesterday.

 

Example topped the charts after a fierce battle with Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera’s worldwide smash ‘Moves Like Jagger‘ which moved up a notch to # 2. Sean Kingston made a return to the UK Top 10 with ‘Party All Night (Sleep All Day)‘. Already a major hit in the US, Christina Perri’s ‘Jar Of Hearts‘ seems to have become a staple on the UK Top 10 as well, being placed at # 6 for the 2nd week in a row.

 

Here are the top 10 songs and albums in the UK this week.

Top 10 Singles :

1. Stay Awake – Example

2. Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera

3. Heart Skips A Beat – Olly Murs feat Rizzle Kicks

4. You Don’t Need Me I Don’t Need You – Ed Sheeran

5. Feel So Close – Calvin Harris

6. Jar Of Hearts – Christina Perri

7. Don’t Go – Wretch 32 feat Josh Kumra

8. Jealousy – Will Young

9. Lick Ya Down – Cover Drive

10. Party All Day (Sleep All Night) – Sean Kingston

Top 10 Albums :

1. I’m With You – Red Hot Chili Peppers

2. Nothing But The Beat – David Guetta

3. Echoes – Will Young

4. 21 – Adele

5. Classic – Joe Mcelderry

6. A Different Kind Of Fix – Bombay Bicycle Club

7. 19 – Adele

8. The Carter 4 – Lil Wayne

9. Better Day – Dolly Parton

10. Back To Black – Amy Winehouse

 

(Photograph from Billboard.com)