Friday, July 01, 2016

ELO, Rick Astley, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Radiohead Are All, Once Again, in the British Top Ten Albums

by VVN Music

As happens every year, the Glastonbury Festival shot some of the most popular performers back up the British charts.

Adele, who headlined on Saturday night, saw her 25 jump 14 to 1, 21 go 67 to 10 and 19 reenter at 12. Meanwhile, Coldplay, Sunday's headliner, saw their A Head Full of Dreams go from 5 to 2.

Jeff Lynne's ELO held down the veterans spot at this year's festival and it pushed All Over the World: The Very Best of ELO up from 7 to 3, pushing Rick Astley down a spot from 3 to 4 (he was at number 2 mid-week).

The highest debut of the week, modern or veteran artist, went to Neil Young and Promise of the Real with their new, rather strange, live album Earth. Starting at 14, it is Young's best showing in the U.K. since the 2012 studio album Psychedelic Pill. As for live albums, which normally don't chart as well as studio sets, it's his highest charting since 1993's Unplugged.

At mid-week, it looked like Invention of Knowledge, the new album from Jon Anderson and Roine Stolt was going to have a top forty debut but it faded in the second half of the week to end up at number 58. It still is Anderson's highest charting album since Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe (1989 / #14) and the first to chart for Stolt in the U.K.

At 77 is Steve Hackett's The Total Experience Live in Liverpool, falling in the middle of his last two live albums, 2013's Genesis Revisited - Live at Hammersmith (#58) and 2014's Genesis Revisited: Live at Royal Albert Hall (#80)

The top twenty albums this week in the U.K. by veteran artists according to the Official Chart Company:

  1. All Over the World: The Very Best of ELO - Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) (3)
  2. 50 - Rick Astley (4)
  3. The Getaway - Red Hot Chili Peppers (7)
  4. A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead (9)
  5. Earth - Neil Young & Promise of the Real (14)
  6. Best of Bowie - David Bowie (22)
  7. Pure McCartney - Paul McCartney (27)
  8. Greatest Hits - Red Hot Chili Peppers (30)
  9. Stranger to Stranger - Paul Simon (31)
  10. The Essential Collection - Gilbert O'Sullivan (36)
  11. The Very Best of the Stone Roses - Stone Roses (37)
  12. Johannesburg - Mumford & Sons / Baaba Maal (38)
  13. Legend - Bob Marley & the Wailers (42)
  14. The Very Best of Prince - Prince (43)
  15. Soulsville - Beverly Knight (45)
  16. Here You Are: The Best of Billy Ocean - Billy Ocean (47)
  17. Invention of Knowlege - Anderson/Stolt (58)
  18. Curtain Call: The Hits - Eminem (60)
  19. The Very Best of Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan (61)
  20. The Ultimate Collection - Paul Simon (65)
The top ten albums overall:
  1. 25 - Adele
  2. A Head Full of Dreams - Coldplay
  3. All Over the World: The Very Best of ELO - Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)
  4. 50 - Rick Astley
  5. Lemonade - Beyonce
  6. Chaleur Humaine - Christine & the Queens
  7. The Getaway - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  8. Views - Drake
  9. A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead
  10. 21 - Adele
The top ten vinyl albums:
  1. A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead
  2. Legend - Bob Marley & the Wailers
  3. The Mountain Will Fall - DJ Shadow
  4. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 - Various Artists
  6. Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Original Soundtrack
  7. Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
  8. 25 - Adele
  9. Purple Rain - Prince
  10. Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
The top ten singles:
  1. One Dance - Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla
  2. This Girl - Kungs vs. Cookin' on 3 Burners
  3. Too Good - Drake Featuring Rihanna
  4. This is What You Came For - Calvin Harris Featuring Rihanna
  5. Can't Stop This Feeling - Justin Timberlake
  6. Send My Love (to Your New Lover) - Adele
  7. Tears - Clean Bandit Featuring Louisa Johnson
  8. I Hate U I Love U - Gnash Featuring Olivia O'Brien
  9. Cheap Thrills - Sia
  10. No Money - Galantis
Veteran artists at the top of other British charts:
  • Albums
    • Physical Album Sales - All Over the World: The Very Best of ELO - Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)
    • Record Store Sales - A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead
    • Soundtrack Albums - Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Volume 1 - Various Artists
    • Country Artist Albums - Colvin & Earle - Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle
    • Country Compilation Albums - At San Quentin - Johnny Cash
    • Classical Artists Albums - One Voice - Aled Jones
  • Tracks/Singles
    • Physical Singles - Twenty-Something - Pet Shop Boys
  • Video
    • Music Videos - iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris - U2


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