Friday, July 22, 2016

Bob Marley's "Legend" Hits the British Top Ten For Only the Second Week Since 1984

by VVN Music

It's another week in the British top ten for ELO and Rick Astley.

ELO's All Over the World: The Very Best of ELO falls 5 to 7 but remains the highest charting album by a veteran artist. Rick Astley's 50 fell 6 to 9 in its sixth week of release.

Wedged between the two is the 1984 album by Bob Marley, Legend, which jumps 39 to 8. The album spent twelve consecutive weeks at number 1 when it was first released and, since that time, has had 76 different chart runs and accumulated 730 weeks in the top 100.

It's placement at number 8 this week is the highest the album has been since September 20, 2014, when it went to number 7, and is only the second week at that level since September 29, 1984.

Jeff Beck's Loud Hailer debuts at 27, his second best showing of his career in the U.K. behind only his last album, Emotion & Comotion (2010 / #21). His only other top thirty album was Beck, Bogert &Appice (1973 / #28).

Steven Tyler has a less auspicious start with his new country album, We're All Somebody From Somewhere which opens at 67.

The British Albums chart is topped by Love & Hate by Michael Kiwanuka, followed by Adele's 25, Christine & the Queen's Chaleur Humaine, Drake's Views and Coldplay's A Head Full of Dreams.

On the Singles chart, Drake holds number 1 for the fifteenth week with One Dance, just one week short of Bryan Adams' record for (Everything I Do) I Do It For You. It's followed by Perfect Strangers by Jonas Blue, Don't Let Me Down by the Chainsmokers, Dancing on My Own by Calum Scott and This Girl by Kungs vs. Cookin' on 3 Burners.  Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop the Feeling drops from 9 to 11.

All For One by the Stone Roses tops both the Physical and Vinyl Singles charts while the Eagles remain at number 1 on the Country Compilations chart with Unplugged 1994.