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Old 10-28-2001, 04:00 PM   #1
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In the U.S., ATYCLB fell from the Top 100 in its 41st week. Typically, I would stop monitoring the charts at this time. However, with the new single, various U2 promotions and return of the tour, I believed that ATYCLB would return to the Top 100. This prediction proved to be true. ATYCLB returned to the U.S. Top 100 in Week 45 and has not dropped out since.

In Week 51, ATYCLB rises slightly from #55 to #54 in the U.S.

Position #54 in late-October is a great spot for this album. "Stuck...." remains in the Top 60 on the U.S. Hot 100 chart (see below) and with the tour now on-going, this should keep the album relatively stagnant on the charts for the next month or so. That may be just enough time for holiday sales to pick up, which may give the album another boost.

The first 51 weeks for ATYCLB on the U.S. Billboard charts are:

3-5-12-22-23-24-20-18-22-16
19-19-25-33-37-35-11-15-25-31
38-40-42-45-45-48-50-48-50-58
60-53-50-66-74-82-81-89-88-99
105-106-108-104-78-66-53-50-57-55
54

"POP" was out of the Top 100 after 19 weeks and "Zooropa" was out of the Top 100 after 31 weeks. ATYCLB fell out of the Top 100 after 40 weeks, however, it has now returned for an additional 7 weeks. It has spent 47 out of 51 total weeks in the U.S. Top 100.

Approximate weekly sales for the first 51 weeks of ATYCLB are (rounded to nearest thousand):

428,000 + 176,000 + 119,000 + 125,000 + 100,000 + 113,000 + 154,000 + 259,000 + 108,000 + 66,000 + 59,000 + 57,000+ 47,000 + 44,000 + 41,000 + 49,000 + 85,000 + 74,000 + 54,000 + 48,000 + 43,000 + 39,000 + 37,000 + 39,000 + 30,000 + 29,000 + 26,000 + 29,000 + 25,000 + 24,000 + 27,000 + 30,000 + 31,000 + 24,000 + 22,000 + 18,000 + 19,000 + 17,000 + 17,000 + 15,000 + 14,000 + 14,000 + 13,000 + 13,000 + 16,000 + 19,000 + 21,000 + 23,000 + 22,000 + 22,000 + 24,000

Estimated total U.S. sales after 51 weeks are: 2,948,000.

In Week 45, when ATYCLB charted at #78, sales would typically be around 18-19,000 copies. However, Billboard claimed only a 19% increase in sales for ATYCLB. The SoundScan data from the week before (kindly sent to me by Melissa) showed sales of a little over 13,000 copies. This meant that with a 19% increase, sales could be no more than 16,000 copies for the week, which seems low (remember, this occurred before the tragedy). Nonetheless, I will use this sales estimate in my calculations.

In Week 46, at #66, sales would typically be around 22,000 copies. I took off 15% from that number due to the tragedy and estimated sales at 19,000 copies. Since ATYCLB was also listed as a "Pacesetter," I felt this estimate was solid.

In Week 47, the album jumped up to #53. Popmartijn saw an article that reported sales for the #50 album that week at 22,000 copies. Therefore, I estimated sales for this week to be 21,000 copies.

In Week 48, the album was at #50, so I estimated sales at 23,000 copies. This may seem high, but Week 49 chart data (see below) suggests that 22,000 copies may be too low.

In Week 49, the album dropped to #57, but I felt that this might not necessarily be due to a huge drop in sales. My guess here proved to be true. Melissa sent me SoundScan data that showed sales to be at exactly 21,578 copies (which rounds to 22,000 copies).

In week 50, the album gains slightly in sales, with 21,955 copies sold (which, again, rounds to 22,000 copies).

In week 51, Billboard listed the album with a Gold background indicating substantially increased sales. Usually, Billboard only gives this Gold background for albums that have at least a 10% increase in sales. Therefore, based on the SoundScan numbers from week 50, I estimate sales to be 24,000 copies this week.

This puts sales just shy of 2.95 million copies in the U.S. This may be off by a few thousand, but I feel it is fairly accurate. Please note that while many weeks were estimates of sales based on chart positions, many other weeks Melissa sent me actual SoundScan data, which provided us with the exact number of copies sold.

If one estimates that stores have approximately 5x weekly sales in stock, that would put the shipment figures well over 3 million copies. Therefore, while it's not official, ATYCLB, for all intents and purposes, has gone 3x Platinum in the U.S. The "official" certification should come within the next month.

The #1 album in the U.S. this week is "God Bless America" by various artists. Enya sees a substantial increase in sales as her album remains at #2 with approximately 175,000 copies sold. N'Sync's "Celebrity" drops from #16 to #21 as sales continue to decline.

Whitney Houston's version of the "Star Spangled Banner" was the #1 selling CD single on the U.S. CD singles sales chart for the past few weeks. Although I don't have sales numbers for this week, that previous rush of sales helped the single reach #6 on the Hot 100 Billboard charts. However, this week, the song drops to #18. This may be an indication that while patriotism still abounds (patriotic albums are #1 on the U.S. Top 200 and Pop Catalog charts), lives are now returning a bit back to normal.

"The Best Of" drops slightly from #15 to #16 on the U.S. Pop Catalog charts this week. It had peaked at #5 on this chart in early September. That #5 ranking was the highest this album has charted on this (or any) chart (note that the DOUBLE CD version of the "Best Of" charted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200, but not the single CD version). At #15, this puts sales at around 6,000 copies for the week. I'm not sure what caused this surge of sales (when the album was at #5) for the "Best Of," as there was no tour at the time, no new single and the tragedy had yet to happen. Nonetheless, it was nice to see people getting into "old" U2 music.

"Stuck in a Moment..." debuted at #62 (higher than the debut for "Beautiful Day") on the Hot 100 chart. This gave U2 their second biggest hit off of ATYCLB in the U.S. This week, the song slips to #59. Its run to date has been: #62-58-55-52-52-59.

Despite its strong debut, "Stuck..." climbed slowly on the charts and now it is falling. On the very important Adult Top 40 charts, the song drops from #13 to #14 (possibly explaining why the song slipped on the Hot 100 chart); however, on this chart the song retains its Gold background indicating increased airplay. If the song can climb higher on the Adult Top 40 chart, that may give it a significant boost in reaching the U.S. Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (the chart to use when monitoring a song's success in the U.S.). I believe "Beautiful Day" also dropped before rising again, so there is still some hope for "Stuck..."

"Stuck..." has not entered the Top 20 on the U.S. Modern Rock charts. All of U2's other singles ("Beautiful Day," "Walk On" and "Elevation") became Top 10 hits on this chart. The chart performance of "Stuck..." on the U.S. charts to date suggests that Brian Eno will NOT win his bet (claiming this would become U2's biggest hit ever). In contrast, Creed's "My Sacrifice," debuted at #20 on the U.S. Modern Rock chart last week and sky-rockets to #7 this week. I guess if U2 were still in their 20's or early 30's, they'd have this type of success as well.

The #1 song in the U.S. this week is "Family Affair" by Mary J. Blige. Michael Jackson's, "You Rock My World," peaked at #10 on the U.S. Hot 100 chart. This week it drops #29 to out of the Top 50!. "What's Going On" - the Allstar tribute - drops from #33 to #34 this week. This ranking is based solely on airplay. As you all know, a CD single will be released so that proceeds can go to charity. Once the CD single is out, I predict this song to chart a bit higher. N'Sync's "Gone" rises from #32 to #27. Despite my jabs at N'Sync throughout my chart reports, I don't completely dislike them. There are a few N'Sync songs that I can tolerate. However, "Gone" is arguably the worst song I have ever heard. Its success astonishes me. Speaking of boy bands, the Backstreet Boys, "Drowning," rises #46 to #36. So even though these bands are not at the top of the charts, they are still heavily present in the Top 40 in the U.S. So much for the downfall of boy bands that was predicted this year... Creed's "My Sacrifice," debuted at #50 in the U.S. Hot 100 chart last week and rises to #47 this week.




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In Canada, ATYCLB improves from #20 to #19 in Week 51. Here is the run for ATYCLB so far:

1-1-5-8-11-11-12-8-16-17
14-17-20-25-29-30-12-18-22-24
23-25-22(TP)-18-17-21-26(4P)-27-30-24
13-19-17-21-26-27-31-33-38-43
48-53-47-54-47-39-37-28-23-20
19

ATYLCB is certified as 4x Platinum in Canada (400,000 copies sold). The album has spent 45 out of 51 weeks in the Canadian Top 40. The rise of ATYCLB on the Canadian charts is clearly due to the success of "Stuck...." (see below). I think people in Canada and the U.S. should give themselves a pat on the back for keeping ATYCLB on the charts at the same moment it started to fall around the rest of the world. The people of Canada should be especially proud as the #19 ranking of ATYCLB is the highest on any chart I've seen!

The #1 album in Canada, for the second consecutive week, is "Now 6!" by Various Artists. In its 12th week on the Canadian charts, N'Sync's "Celebrity" drops from #25 to #27 (nicely below U2's album).

As shown above, ATYCLB has enjoyed 51 weeks in the Canadian Top 55. By comparison, The "Tomb Raider" soundtrack spent 10 weeks in the Canadian Top 100 album charts, peaking at #9. It sold approximately 7,500-6,500 copies for the first five weeks of its release. R.E.M.'s "Reveal" spent 10 weeks in the Canadian Top 100, debuting at #4.

"Elevation" had spent five weeks at #1 on the Canadian CD singles sales chart. "Elevation-Part 2" was #1 for four weeks while "Elevation-Part 1" was #1 for one week. This week, "Elevation-Part 2" drops from #3 to #7 while "Elevation-Part 1" slips from #5 to #6. In general, CD singles in Canada sell 10% of the corresponding album position. For example, at position #10, an album in Canada generally sells around 7,000 copies. Therefore, a CD single at #10 sells 700 copies. Neither version of "Elevation" has dropped out of the Canadian Top 7 in the past few months. Therefore, I would estimate that both versions have sold at least 1,000 copies per week for the last 14 weeks. While CD singles' sales may be low, this is clearly an impressive run by "Elevation."

"Completely" by Serial Joe is the #1 song on the Canadian CD singles sales chart. This song was #1 two weeks ago, but fell all the way to #57 last, only to return to #1 again this week. My guess is that either the song was pulled for a week (i.e., the single was accidentally released early) or there was some major confusion on the charts. Either way, the song is #1 again. Michael Jackson's, "You Rock My World," rises from #12 to #3 on the CD singles chart in its second week.

Musique Vs U2's "New Year's Dub" was #28 last week on the Canadian CD singles chart. It slips slightly to #32 this week. U2 has three other songs, besides "Elevation," in the Top 50 on the Canadian CD singles chart, with "If God Will Send..." ranking the highest (after "Elevation") at #29.

"Elevation" is the third #1 single U2 has had on Canada's CD singles sales chart from ATYCLB. "Walk On" and "Beautiful Day" also reached #1 on this chart. Three #1 singles on Canada's CD singles sales chart from ATYCLB surpasses the success U2 had with "POP" in Canada. The combined sales from both CD singles allowed "Walk On" to spend 6 weeks at #1. Musique Vs U2's "New Years Dub" peaked at #10.

The CD singles market in Canada is weak though and much more emphasis should be placed on Canada's airplay charts, The Hits. "Stuck...." was doing brilliantly on this chart - outperforming even "Beautiful Day!" However, it appears that "Stuck..." is now beginning its descent down The Hits chart. "Stuck..." falls slightly from #4 to #5 this week on The Hits. "Stuck..." has has the following run on the Canadian Hits Charts (airplay): #72-47-33-16-9-6-5-4-5. This slight drop on the charts may not be due to "Stuck..." receiving less airplay, but that "Hero," by Enrique Iglesias, is receiving more. "Hero" jumps from #10 to #3 on The Hits.

"Beautiful Day" went to #10 on The Hits last November while "Walk On" peaked at #35 last April. "Elevation" stopped at #15 this past summer. Looking back, "Discotheque" went to #6 and "Staring At The Sun" went to #5 in 1997. "The Sweetest Thing" peaked at #4 in 1998. Therefore, if "Stuck..." can work its way up to #3, it will become U2's biggest hit on The Hits since 1997. If not, "Stuck..." at least becomes U2's biggest hit in Canada since 1998. "Fallin'" by Alicia Keys remains the #1 song on the Canadian airplay charts. Michael Jackson's, "You Rock My World," had reached the Top 10 on The Hits, but drops from #18 to #28 this week. Again, while this Jackson song has done well, for a first single from a "big" album, it's not making quite that big of an impact around the world as one might have expected. Backstreet Boys', "Drowning," rises from #13 to #7 on The Hits.

As discussed above, all of U2's CD singles from ATYCLB have hit #1 on the Canadian CD singles charts. Therefore, once (and if) "Stuck..." is released in Canada as a CD single, I am sure it will jump to the top of the charts. This just makes Brian Eno that much closer to winning his bet - all Eno needs now is for the song to become a huge hit in the U.S. (which doesn't appear likely any more).

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In the Netherlands (this is a recapitulation of the information kindly provided by Popmartijn and Flying Padre Jr.), ATYCLB rises to #38 from #47 in Week 51. The run so far is:

1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-6-7
6-5-7-6-6-6-5-6-1-2
8-12-16-25-30-36-38-40-45-48
49-43-39-39-45-42-36-27-15-7
6-6-14-25-29-39-37-43-55-47
38

The jump on the charts in The Netherlands may be due to the same reason ATYCLB has climbed in Australia and the U.K. - that is, "Walk On" may be receiving radio airplay. Once this song is released, it may give the album a substantial rejuvenation outside the U.S. and Canada.

Popmartijn provides a very thorough discussion of the Dutch charts, therefore, I recommend reading his comments here for more information. Below is a summary of some of that information.

"Cieli Di Toscana" by Andrea Bocelli is the #1 album in the Netherlands this week. U2's "Best Of" remains out of the Dutch Top 100 this week. It has spent 97 total weeks in the Top 100 on the Dutch charts.

U2's "Elevation" is now in its final descent on the Dutch charts as it drops from #53 to #55 this week. "Elevation's" run on the charts is: #11-7-13-17-1-2-3-11-17-17-23-31-36-43-53-55.

"Can't Get You Out Of My Head" by Kylie Minogue remains the #1 song in the Netherlands. Michael Jackson's, "You Rock My World," debuted at #4 last week, but jumps up to #2 this week. Could Jackson finally have a #1 song somewhere in the world next week? "I'm a Slave 4 U" by Britney Spears debuts at #12 on the Dutch charts. The Backstreet Boys', "Drowning" debuted at #16 last week and remains there this week.



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In Italy (this is a recapitulation of the information kindly provided by Florence76), ATYCLB rises to #38 from #47 in Week 51. The run so far is:

1-1-2-3-4-5-5-6-5-5
4-4-6-7-9-5-8-11-17-20
23-23-22-28-24-26-out-28-out-out
32-38-38-33-36-33-33-21-21-19
27-19-20-23-21-29-48-46-46-out
40

(The "out" indicates a week where ATYCLB was out of the Italian Top 50 albums chart.)

The jump on the charts in Italy may be due to once again the radio airplay of "Walk On."

Florence76 provided this information first, therefore, I recommend reading her comments here for more information.

"The Best of Laura Pausini" by Laura Pausini is the #1 album in Italy this week.

The Netherlands is not the only place where U2's "Elevation" is still floating on the charts. "Elevation" rises slightly from #44 to #41 in its 16th week on the Italian singles chart.

"Can't Get You Out Of My Head" by Kylie Minogue remains the #1 song in Italy. Michael Jackson's, "You Rock My World," debuted at #3 last week, and remains at #3 this week. The Backstreet Boys', "Drowning" remains at #11 in its third week on the Italian singles chart.



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On the Global Charts, ATYCLB returned to the Top 30 in Week 40. The charts have not been updated since Week 45. Here is its run so far (each line is 10 weeks):

1-1-1-2-3-3-4-5-7-7
7-8-10-9-9-7-6-5-7-7
12-15-out-out-out-out-out-out-out-out
out-out-out-out-out-out-out-out-out-25
13-15-13-11-21-??-??-??-??-??
??

("Out" means out of the Top 30 on this chart. "??" indicates a week where the chart was not updated so no information is available.)

The album resurfaced in the Top 30 thanks to U2's tour in Europe. ATYCLB has spent 28 weeks in the Global Top 30. Given the global positions at Week 46, I feel it is safe to assume that the album dropped out of the Top 30 on the Global charts in Week 46 and has not charted there since.


The U.S., Dutch , Italian and Canadian charts will be updated later this week.

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In the Netherlands (this is a recapitulation of the information kindly provided by Popmartijn and Flying Padre Jr.),
"Can't Get You Out Of My Head" by Kylie Minogue remains the #1 song in the Netherlands. Michael Jackson's, "You Rock My World," debuted at #4 last week, but jumps up to #2 this week. Could Jackson finally have a #1 song somewhere in the world next week? "I'm a Slave 4 U" by Britney Spears debuts at #12 on the Dutch charts. The Backstreet Boys', "Drowning" debuted at #16 last week and remains there this week.
Hey! I never talked about the BSB! OH MY GOD! You're actually looking at the Dutch charts yourself
So, how's your knowledge about the Dutch language?

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So, how's your knowledge about the Dutch language?

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My knowledge of Dutch is non-existent. However, I can, at times, guess correctly. I looked at the numbers for U2's releases and what you reported and figured out which column meant what. Then I used that info. to report on other artists. However, if I am wrong, please let me know so I can correct my report.

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Week 51 and 52 Chart News

Week 51 and 52 Chart News...

Week 52 chart news for Ireland, Australia and the U.K. is now available and has been included in this update. Week 51 chart news for the U.S., The Netherlands, Italy and Canada is presented. The Global Charts have only been updated through Week 45.

I am VERY happy to be reporting Week 52 chart news for countries around the world. I did not have this luxury with "POP" or the "Best Of." Congratulations to U2 on the immense success of ATYCLB!

Because this would be a very long post if put all together, I will break up this post into eight parts (one part for each country discussed).

In Australia, ATYCLB returned to the Top 50 in its 50th week after release at a rather impressive #33. In Week 52, ATYCLB holds onto that impressive position, dropping slightly to #36. Here is its run so far (each line is 10 weeks):

1-1-2-3-3-3-3(TP)-3-3-6
9-12-15-13-14-14-9-8-7-8(4P)
6-6-6-5-9-12-16-18-24-25
29-27-29-30-27-28-27-33-29-38
36-39-43-47-46-48-out-out-out-33
35-36

("Out" represents a week the album was out of the Australian Top 50 albums chart.)

The album is 4x Platinum (280,000 copies sold). Hopefully, a new single ("Walk On") will be released soon to further revitalize the album.

This gives ATYCLB a total of 49 weeks in the Australian Top 50. For comparison, R.E.M.'s album, "Reveal," spent 11 weeks in the Australian Top 50 debuting at #6 and peaking at #5 in its 4th week on the charts. It is certified as Gold (35,000 copies sold). Radioheads "Amnesiac" spent eight weeks in the Top 50. The "Tomb Raider" soundtrack spent 7 weeks in the Top 50, peaking at #10.

"Fever" by Kylie Minogue is the #1 album in Australia. I have not observed N'Sync's "Celebrity" anywhere in the Australian Top 50.

"Elevation" peaked (debuted) at #6 and spent 6 weeks in the Australian Top 50 singles chart. "Beautiful Day" debuted at #1 and "Stuck in a Moment..." debuted at #3. U2 have now enjoyed three Top 10 hits in Australia from ATYCLB.

"Because I Got High" by Afroman is the #1 song in Australia. Although no U2 song appears on the singles chart, "Walk On" may be receiving some radio air play, which may have caused the album to return to the Top 50.

In an interesting side note, Michael Jackson's, "You Rock My World," has the following chart run: #4-20-28. Although the song has reached the Top 10 on all the charts I monitor, this isn't quite the auspicious performance one would expect from Jackson's "highly anticipated" album.



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In Ireland, in Week 52, ATYCLB slips slightly from #24 to #27. Here is ATYCLB's run to date:

1-2-3-3-4-6-x-x-7-6
4-3-3-1-3-2-2-2-2-2
4-3-7-10-7-9-15-11-20-22
23-22-23-24-25-22-18-12-10-10*
13-6-5-1-1-2-5-5-11-22
24-27

(The "x" represents a week where data was not obtained due to the 2000/2001 holiday season. I am making the assumption that ATYCLB remained in the Irish Top 10 for both of those weeks. The "*" indicates a week where there was some confusion on the charts - early reports indicated the album had jumped up to #3, but the chart I monitor showed no movement for this week.)

This is the first time ATYCLB has fallen out of the Top 25 on the Irish charts. However, it succeeded in spending an entire YEAR in the Irish Top 30! The album also spent 35 out of its 52 weeks in the Irish Top 10! Even if ATYCLB slips from the Top 30 in the coming week(s), hopefully "Walk On" will give the album a boost allowing it to chart for a few additional weeks in the Top 30.

In Week 44, an unprecedented twelve U2 albums made Ireland's Top 60! All That You Can't Leave Behind" was at #1; "The Joshua Tree" at #5; "The Best Of (1980-90)" at #10; "Achtung Baby" at #11; "Rattle & Hum" at #17; "The Unforgettable Fire" at #33; "Zooropa" at #35; "Pop" at #37; "War" at #40; "Under A Blood Red Sky" at #43; "Boy" at #45 and "October" at #60.

As stated above, ATYCLB has spent 50 consecutive weeks in the Irish Top 25. For comparison, Radiohead's "Amnesiac" spent only four weeks in the Irish Top 30.

"The Best Of" by The Coors is the #1 album in Ireland. I have not observed N'Sync's "Celebrity" anywhere in the Irish Top 30.

"Elevation," "Beautiful Day" and "Stuck in a Moment..." all debuted at #1 on the Irish singles charts, giving U2 three consecutive #1 singles from ATYCLB. At present, there are no U2 singles in the Irish Top 30.

"Because I Got High" by Afroman is the #1 song in Ireland this week. The Corrs and Cranberries both had new singles debut in the Irish Top 30 last week, at #26 and #28, respectively. Both drop out of the Top 30 this week. Michael Jackon's, "You Rock My World," has the following chart run: #4-7-9. Britney Spears "I'm a Slave 4 U" drops from #6 to #7 in its second week.


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In the U.K., after several weeks floating out of the Top 75, ATYCLB jumped back into the Top 75 in its 51st week. This week, Week 52, the album continues its rise, leaping from #74 to #60! Here is its chart progress to date:

1-4-10-20-25-26-28(DP)-29-29-23
17-12-12-7-7-8-10-3-6-8
12-14-23-30-39-41-49-54-65-60
53-47-47-58-65-56(TP)-47-37-30-23
22-15-16-23-34-42-53-66-83-76
74-60

The album has been certified as Triple Platinum (900,000 copies sold) in the U.K. Perhaps "Walk On" is now receiving radio airplay accounting for the slight rejuvenation of the album.

ATYCLB has spent 52 weeks in the U.K. Top 100. For comparison, N'Sync's "Celebrity" had the following run on the U.K. charts: #12-26-43-66-Out of the Top 100.

"Gold - The Greatest Hits" by Steps is the #1 album in the U.K. P.J. Harvey's album "Stories from the City..." drops slightly from #57 to #64 this week on the U.K. charts. "The Joshua Tree" rises from #84 to #82. Even though it has been two months since U2 performed in the U.K., U2 still have two albums in the U.K. Top 100.

"Elevation" debuted at #3, "Beautiful Day" debuted at #1 and "Stuck in a Moment..." debuted at #2 on the U.K. singles chart. This gives U2 three Top 3 hits off of AYTCLB in the U.K., which is more successful than many of U2's albums, including "The Joshua Tree" and "POP." Hopefully, "Walk On" will give U2 yet another Top 5 hit in the U.K.

Musique Vs U2's "New Years Dub" spent 9 weeks on the U.K. Top 100 singles charts, peaking at #15. R.E.M.'s "Imitation of Life" spent 13 weeks on the U.K. singles charts, peaking at #6.

"Because I Got High" by Afroman is the #1 song in the U.K. this week. P.J. Harvey's new song, "This Is Love," had the following chart run: #41-94-out of the Top 100. Michael Jackson's, "You Rock My World" has the following chart run: #2-6-8. This slower drop on the charts for Jackson is more of what I expected from him outside the U.S. Britney Spears "I'm a Slave 4 U" drops from #4 to #7 in its second week. And "Drowning" - the new song by the Backstreet Boys - debuts at a glorious #96 on the U.K. charts.

Thanks to the DVD release, "Rattle & Hum" leapt from #172 to #1 on the U.K. video charts in late August/early September. This week the movie slips slightly from #12 to #13 on the U.K. video charts. For a movie that was released in 1988, it is quite impressive to see this solid run.



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Old 10-30-2001, 10:55 AM   #11
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Hello,

The longer I'm following ATYCLB's chart run on the Dutch charts, the less secure I become of my own predictions. This week my predictions of last week again do not come true. And again, as it has been before, it is a mixed bag. My usual source has updated everything rather quickly this week, so all numbers are again courtesy of the Mega Top 100 (http://web.planet.nl/music/charts/megatop100/).
ATYCLB is now a full year on the charts, but the last week has not been kind to the album. In its 52nd week it drops a whopping 27 places to #65! This is its lowest position on the charts yet. I hope this position is only an outlier, but still... Seeing this behaviour I really cannot predict what it will be next week. I only think that we need a new single very soon.
The total run of ATYCLB so far is:
1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-6-7
6-5-7-6-6-6-5-6-1-2
8-12-16-25-30-36-38-40-45-48
49-43-39-39-45-42-36-27-15-7
6-6-14-25-29-39-37-43-55-47
38-65
(all information prior to week 40 with many thanks to Flying Padre Jr.)

On a more positive note...
When looking at the rest of the charts, who do we again see popping up? Yep, you guessed it. The Best Of 1980-1990 again re-enters the charts at #86. The album is now in its 98th week on the charts, divided over at least 4 chart runs. The three known chart runs of the album are:
The last long run:
57-43-9-10
22-31-48-64-82-96-out of charts
(sorry, don't have data for the other 86 weeks)
The next to last chart run of The Best Of 1980-1990 was:
100-out of charts
The new (4th?) chart run of the album is:
86

The #1 album still is Cieli Di Toscana by Andrea Bocelli. He does not have a single in the singles chart. There are no Britney, NSUCK or BSB albums on the charts.

The singles charts also has some U2 content. Elevation is still on the charts, albeit dropping 7 places to #62. It's now in its 17th week on the charts, which is quite respectable IMO.
Elevation's run on the charts is:
11-7-13-17-1-2-3-11-17-17
23-31-36-43-53-55-62

The #1 song in the Netherlands remains Kylie Minogue with her catchy song Can't Get You Out Of My Head. Last week's #2, Michael Jackson, drops to #7 so it does not seem Jacko will score his first #1 hit since 1993 with this song. Less positive is the news that Britney's I'm A Slave For You enters the top 10 as it rises from #12 to #9. And with no thanks to doctorwho ( )I also have to watch the performance of the new Backsteet Boys single, The Drowning. This single also rises 3 positions, from #16 to #13. Hopefully that position will prove unlucky them.
BTW, Kylie's album Fever stays in the top 10 of the album charts as it rises to #9 (from #10)

C ya!

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Bad news for U2 in Italy this week,
ATYCLB drops out of the top 50, last week it charted at #40. The best of Laura Pausini is the #1 album this week.
Elevation drops to #48 from #41 in its 17th week on the italian singles chart. The #1 song remains "Can't get you out of my head by Kylie Minogue.
This is the run for ATYCLB in Italy so far:

1-1-2-3-4-5-5-6-5-5
4-4-6-7-9-5-8-11-17-20
23-23-22-28-24-26-out-28-out-out
32-38-38-33-36-33-33-21-21-19
27-19-20-23-21-29-48-46-46-out
40-out

"out" indicates a week where ATYCLB was out of the italian top 50 albums chart.

I hope that the next single "walk on" will help the album to enter the top 50 again.

If you want to take a look at the italian top 50 go to www.fimi.it (the official chart)
and then go to classifiche (charts)
That's all for the moment,
Ciao!!!

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