Originally published on Advocate.com February 25 2005 12:00 AM ET
Jennifer Lopez hit the top of the United Kingdom's pop singles chart Sunday with "Get Right," while the Scissor Sisters returned to number 1 on the albums chart with their eponymous debut. "Get Right" prevented the latest Elvis Presley reissue, "Surrender," from reaching the peak. It's the third week running that the King has debuted at number 2, following "Are You Lonesome Tonight" (now at number 40) and "Wooden Heart" (now at number 24). Last week's champ, U2's "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" slid six places to number 7. "Hush," by L.L. Cool J featuring 7 Aurelius, bowed at number 3, while "How We Do," by the Game featuring 50 Cent, arrived at number 5. Other new entries included the crossover dance single "Sunrise" by Angel City at number 9 and female trio Atomic Kitten's "Cradle" at number 10.
As for that album chart, Scissor Sisters replaced Keane's Hopes and Fears at number 1, while much vaunted modern-rock act Bloc Party bowed at number 3 with Silent Alarm. Gwen Stefani's Love Angel Music Baby jumped 10 places to number 11 and Nelly's Suit soared 20 places to number 12. On Billboard's pan-European charts, punk trio Green Day were in a fourth week at number 1 on the European Top 100 Albums survey with American Idiot, while Eminem's "Like Toy Soldiers" snagged a second week atop the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles roundup.