Friday, March 11, 2016

David Bowie Holds at Number 4 in the U.K.; Elvis' "If I Can Dream" Returns to the Top Ten

It is a quiet week on the British charts for veteran artists. While eight new albums made the top 100, none are by artists who have been recording for twenty years or more.

David Bowie still has six albums in the top 100 with the biggest being Best of Bowie which holds at number 4. Since its release in 2002, the album has been on the chart for 129 weeks but only made it as high as number 11 on the week it was released before seven weeks ago and the untimely passing of Bowie. Since then it has not left the top four including one week at number 1.

Elvis Presley's If I Can Dream moves 11 to 9 to return to the top ten after six weeks in the teens. Now in its 19th week of release, it has two weeks at number one and thirteen in the top ten.

Other older albums that are re-surging include Enya's Dark Sky Island which jumps 55 to 23 and hits sets from Cilla Black (81 to 35) and Dusty Springfield (57 to 39).

The top ten albums this week in the U.K. by veteran artists:

  1. Best of Bowie - David Bowie
  2. If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley
  3. Time of My LifeRonan Keating
  4. Nothing Has Changed. - David Bowie
  5. The Best of Music & Memories - Daniel O'Donnell
  6. Blackstar - David Bowie
  7. Dark Sky Island - Enya
  8. The Ultimate Collection - Whitney Houston
  9. Another Country - Rod Stewart
  10. The Very Best of Cilla Black - Cilla Black
The top five albums overall:
  1. 25 - Adele
  2. I Cry When I Laugh - Jess Glynne
  3. Purpose - Justin Bieber
  4. Best of Bowie - David Bowie
  5. A Head Full of Dreams - Coldplay
The top five singles:
  1. 7 Years - Lukas Graham
  2. I Took a Pill in Ibiza - Mike Posner
  3. Work - Rihanna Featuring Drake
  4. Lush Life - Zara Larsson
  5. Fast Car - Jonas Blue & Dakota
Veteran artists at the top of other British charts:
  • Albums
    • Progressive Albums - Alone in the Universe - Jeff Lynne's ELO
    • Soundtrack Album Sales - Guardians of the Galaxy, Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 - Various Artists
    • Country Albums - Full Circle - Loretta Lynn
    • Country Compilation Albums - The Best of Music & Memories - Daniel O'Donnell
  • Tracks/Singles
    • Physical Singles - Ritual Spirit - Massive Attack Featuring Azekal
    • Vinyl Singles - Ritual Spirit - Massive Attack Featuring Azekal

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