Ilya S. Savenok, Getty Images The sad news came across late Wednesday afternoon…
- Posted on Oct 24th 2007 1:00PM by Gaylord Fields
But perhaps it's time for the man known to Grandma as Bob Ritchie to adopt a new role model, and he could do a lot worse than training his considerable mimicry skills on Mr. Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen. Now there's a classic rocker who not only has proven chart staying power but also knows how to deport himself in the confines of a Waffle House. And speaking of role models, though a 'Rock n Roll Jesus' may conceivably carry on in such an unseemly fashion, Old Skool Jesus was all "turn the other cheek" and whatnot.
Springsteen's 'Magic,' recorded with his very grateful E Street Band (and it shows), sat at No. 2 last week. This week it has swapped places with 'Rock n Roll Jesus,' reclaiming its place at the top in its third week on the charts, going gold in the process. And as for The Kid, maybe his rumored shacking up with Paris Hilton means he'll have a lady to prepare his bacon double patty melts at home.
The top five albums for the week ending October 21:
- 'Magic,' Bruce Springsteen (77,000 in 3rd week; 547,000 total)
- 'Rock n Roll Jesus,' Kid Rock (77,000 in 2nd week; 250,000 total)
- 'Still Feels Good,' Rascal Flatts (70,000 in 4th week; 882,000 total)
- 'Noel,' Josh Groban (64,000 in 2nd week; 128,000 total)
- 'Chase This Light,' Jimmy Eat World (62,000 in 1st week)