Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ Kept From Topping U.K. Charts by Swedish House Mafia
No James Bond theme song has ever topped the U.K. charts, despite the roster of legendary singers who have handled said tunes over the years, and Adele's contribution to the latest 007 flick, 'Skyfall,' will, if nothing else, have to wait another week to finally accomplish the feat. As Contactmusic.com reports, 'Skyfall' peaked at No. 2 in its second week out and was kept from snagging the top spot on the U.K. singles chart by Swedish House Mafia's 'Don't You Worry Child.'
With all the early buzz 'Skyfall' received, it seemed like a lock to finally reach the apex that previously eluded everyone who has ever sung a Bond theme song -- a list that includes Paul McCartney, Duran Duran, Madonna and even the pairing of Alicia Keys and Jack White. And Adele may certainly still get there, with her 007 take currently residing in the second spot.
'Skyfall' did, however, manage to top the International iTunes sales chart within hours of its release on Oct. 5, and none other than current Bond star Daniel Craig raving about Adele during a recent appearance on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.' "When Adele's name came up, I just jumped at it," Craig told Fallon. "I just said,We have to get her."