Friday, August 05, 2016

ELO Only Drops 1 to 2 on the British Albums; Billy Talent Has Highest Debut For a Veteran Artist

by VVN Music

ELO continues to ride the wave from their Glastonbury performance as their 2005 collection, All Over the World: The Very Best of ELO, drops only from 1 to 2.  The album also retains its spot at the top of the Physical Albums chart.

They were knocked from the top spot by the band Viola Beach with their self titled debut album. The band and their manager were killed in a car accident earlier this year while touring Sweden.

Bob Marley and the Wailers' album Legend continues its assault on the top ten 32 years after its release, falling only from 7 to 8. It is its longest run since its release when it spent 20 weeks in the top ten and twelve at number 1.

Eight weeks after its release, Rick Astley's 50 finally falls from the top ten, moving 10 to 14 while ABBA's Gold moves up from 23 to 18.

The highest debuting album by a veteran artist goes to Canada's Billy Talent whose Afraid of Heights opens at 23. That equals their best showing in Britain with 2012's Dead Silence. The album also tops the Rock & Metal Albums chart.

At 40 is the premier of Twenty by British electronic dance music act Chicane. That start falls right in the same general area as their last three albums, Giants (2010 / #35), Thousand Mile Share (2012 / #37) and The Sum of Its Parts (2015 / #44).

Simple Minds opens at 47 with the box set reissue of New Gold Dreams (81-82-83-84). The original album from 1982 went to number 3 in its original run.

Finally, at 90, is the Chris Robinson Band's Anyway You Love We Know How You Feel.

Following Viola Beach and ELO is Chaleur Humaine by Christine and the Queens, Views by Drake and 25 by Adele.

Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool tops the Vinyl Albums and Record Store charts while, once again, Guardians of the Galaxy, Awesome Mix Vol 1 is at number 1 on the Soundtracks. Steven Tyler's We're All Somebody From Somewhere is number 1 for a second week on the Country Albums.

Cold Water by Major Lazer, Justin Bieber and M0 remains at number 1 on the Singles chart followed by Dancing on My Own by Calum Scott and Perfect Strangers by Jonas Blue Featuring JP Cooper.

New Order is at the top of the Physical Singles chart with People On the High Line.







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