Saturday, December 05, 2015

Elvis, ELO, Stewart & Enya Hold in British Top Ten; The Corrs Return at 11

The incredible run of Elvis Presley's new album with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra continues as If I Can Dream remains at number 2 in Britain in its fifth week of release. With sales also strong in Australia, it calls into question why the album has done so poorly in Elvis' home country where it has dropped out of the top 100.

Also holding in the top ten this week is Jeff Lynne's ELO (steady at 7), Rod Stewart (10 to 8) and Enya (4 to 9) while the Corrs return with their first album in ten years, White Light, which debuts at 11. While the time away may have diminished their chart performance slightly (their first four albums all went to 1 or 2), the new set actually has done better than 2005's Home which only reached 14.

The Coors album is also the only one by a veteran artist to debut this week.

On the singles side, Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas is You starts the onslaught of holiday tunes, jumping from 94 to 35. The traditional big seller in Britain during the holidays, the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl's Fairytale of New York, starts this years run at 58 while Wham's Last Christmas opens at 65. Wizzard (79) and Shakin' Stevens (85) also return to the chart.

The top five albums in the U.K. according to the Official Charts Company:

  1. 25 - Adele
  2. If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley
  3. Purpose - Justin Bieber
  4. Get Weird - Little Mix
  5. I Cry When I Laugh - Jess Glynne
The top five singles:
  1. Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
  2. Sorry - Justin Bieber
  3. Hello - Adele
  4. What Do You Mean - Justin Bieber
  5. You Don't Own Me - Grace Featuring G-Eazy
Veteran artists at the top of other British charts:
  • Albums
    • Rock & Metal Albums - Alone in the Universe - Jeff Lynne's ELO
    • R&B Albums - Rapper's Delight - Various Artists
  • Tracks/Singles
    • Vinyl Single - Golden Years - David Bowie
    • Rock & Metal Singles - Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses