Friday, September 28, 2012

Chart Watch America: Bob Dylan Holds Top Selling Album by a Veteran Artists; Dwight Yoakam Scores Career Best

Bob Dylan has the biggest selling album by a veteran artist for the second week with Tempest. It moves from 3 to 8.

A total of seven albums by veteran artists debut this week led by Dwight Yoakam's 3 Pears at number 18. That is the highest he has ever been on the Albums chart, bettering 1993's This Time which peaked at 25.

Aimee Mann just misses scoring a career best as Charmer debuts at 33. Her 2002 album @#%&*! Smilers started at 32.

At 46 is the multi-disc version of Bad: 25th Anniversary Edition by Michael Jackson. The single disc version did better, coming in at 23, but it considered a reentry.

Paul Simon premiers at 95 with Live in New York.  It's his third charting solo live album after 1974's Live Rhymin', which peaked at 33, and 1991's Concert in Central Park which went to 74.

In the lower part of the chart are the debuts of Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It by the Grateful Dead (#157), Aftermath of the Lowdown by Richie Sambora (#182) and The Devil You Know by Rickie Lee Jones (#190).

Veteran Artist Index for
October 6, 2012:
2566
+474 (+22.7%)
High: 3863
(w/o 6/30/12)
Low: 2092
(w/o 9/29/12)

The Veteran Artist Index tracks the impact of albums by veteran artists on the Billboard Top 200. Any album that is by or, in the case of soundtracks and various artists albums, has a majority of track by artists who have been recording for 25 years or more is included in the index. Points are awarded on a reverse basis with a number 1 album receiving 200 points and a number 200 album receiving 1 point.



Chart Date October 6, 2012

Comprehensive

Top 200 Albums
TW LW Title Artist
1 N The Truth About Love P!nk
2 N Kanye West Presents GOOD Music: Cruel Summer Various Artists
3 N Battle Born Killers
4 1 Away From the World Dave Matthews Band
5 2 Tornado Little Big Town
8 3 Tempest Bob Dylan
18 N 3 Pears Dwight Yoakam
23 R Bad: 25th Anniversary Edition Michael Jackson
33 N Charmer Aimee Mann
37 6 La Futura ZZ Top
46 N Bad: 25th Anniversary Edition Michael Jackson
48 151 The Legend of Johnny Cash
65 23 Love This Giant David Byrne & St. Vincent
71 138 Greatest Hits Journey
94 140 MDNA Madonna
95 N Live in New York City Paul Simon
100 74 Legend: The Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers Bob Marley & the Wailers
116 81 Last of a Dyin' Breed Lynyrd Skynyrd
117 99 Clockwork Angels Rush
126 146 Licensed to Ill Beastie Boys
127 102 Chronicle: 20 Greatest Hits Creedence Clearwater Revival Featuring John Fogerty
129 R Rumours Fleetwood Mac
132 105 Kisses on the Bottom Paul McCartney
143 120 Wrecking Ball Bruce Springsteen
148 115 Tuskegee Lionel Richie
152 R Greatest Hits Simon & Garfunkel
155 128 Exiliados es la Bahia: Lo Mejor de Mana ManĂ 
157 N Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It Grateful Dead
173 158 Slipstream Bonnie Raitt
182 N Aftermath of the Lowdown Richie Sambora
187 R Americana Neil Young & Crazy Horse
190 N The Devil You Know Rickie Lee Jones
194 200 Mothership Led Zeppelin
197 44 Elysium Pet Shop Boys
Dropped Out:
X 114 Life and Favor John P. Kee and New Life
X 123 Silver Age Bob Mould
X 137 Sparkle Soundtrack
X 179 Ultimate Hits: Rock & Roll Never Forgets Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
X 183 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Lynyrd Skynyrd
X 187 Whitney: The Greatest Hits Whitney Houston
X 190 Greatest Hits Guns N' Roses
X 192 Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd
X 197 Screaming For Vengeance Judas Priest


The balance of the American charts are after the cut.
Top 100 Singles
TW LW Title Artist
1 1 One More Night Maroon 5
2 11 Gangnam Style PSY
3 3 Some Nights fun.
4 2 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Taylor Swift
5 5 Blow Me (One Last Kiss) P!nk
- - No Veteran Artists Charting

Top 40 Digital Songs
TW LW Title Artist
1 4 Gangnam Style Psy
2 3 One More Night Maroon 5
3 1 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Taylor Swift
4 5 Some Nights fun.
5 6 Too Close Alex Clare
- - No Veteran Artists Charting



R&B

Top 40 R&B Albums
TW LW Title Artist
1 N Kanye West Presents GOOD Music: Cruel Summer Various Artists
2 1 Based on a T.R.U. Story 2 Chainz
3 4 Channel Orange Frank Ocean
4 N E.B.A.H. Tech N9ne
5 3 Chapter V Trey Songz
7 N Bad: 25th Anniversary Edition Michael Jackson
30 20 Sparkle Soundtrack
Dropped Out:
X 39 Flashback K.C. & the Sunshine Band

Top 50 R&B Singles
TW LW Title Artist
1 1 Adorn Miguel
2 3 Turn on the Lights Future
3 2 No Lie 2 Chainz Featuring Drake
4 4 Pop That French Montana Featuring Rick Ross, Drake, Lil Wayne
5 11 Put It Down Brandy Featuring Chris Brown
15 19 Lately Anita Baker



Country

Top 40 Country Albums
TW LW Title Artist
1 1 Tornado Little Big Town
2 N All Over the Road Easton Corbin
3 N 3 Pears Dwight Yoakam
4 N Hillbilly Jedi Big & Rich
5 3 Tailgates & Tanlines Luke Bryan
25 18 Tuskegee Lionel Richie
39 40 Old School New Rules Hank Williams, Jr.

Top 30 Country Songs
TW LW Title Artist
1 3 Take a Little Ride Jason Aldean
2 1 Wanted Hunter Hayes
3 6 Cowboys and Angels Dustin Lynch
4 5 Why Ya Wanna Jana Kramer
5 7 Blown Away Carrie Underwood
No Veteran Artists Charting



Rock

Top 25 Rock Albums
TW LW Title Artist
1 N Battle Born Killers
2 1 Away From the World Dave Matthews Band
3 N Shields Grizzly Bear
4 2 Tempest Bob Dylan
5 3 The Carpenter Avett Brothers
14 N Charmer Aimee Mann
17 5 La Futura ZZ Top
25 11 Love This Giant David Byrne & St. Vincent

Top 25 Rock Songs
TW LW Title Artist
1 1 Ho Hey Lumineers
2 3 I Will Wait Mumford & Sons
3 6 Madness Muse
4 7 It's Time Imagine Dragons
5 4 Too Close Alex Clare
No Veteran Artists Charting



Dance

Top 25 Dance/Club Play Songs
TW LW Title Artist
1 2 Hello Karmin
2 3 Pound the Alarm Nicki Minaj
3 5 Blow Me (One Last Kiss) Pink
4 6 This is Love will.i.am Featuring Eva Simons
5 8 Triumphant (Get 'Em) Mariah Carey
20 30 Winner Pet Shop Boys
Dropped Out:
X 10 Turn Up the Radio Madonna
X 18 Sex is the Heel Cyndi Lauper

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