Elvis at 2 in Britain, Madness Debuts at 5, Roy Orbison at 11

by VVN Music

The trend continues in the U.K. as veteran artists continue to populate numerous spots near the top of the album charts.

Elvis Presley is the biggest for a second week in a row as his The Wonder of You drops from just the top spot to number 2, Phil Collins' The Hits moves just 6 to 7 and Robbie Williams' Greatest Hits returns to the chart at 9.

Presley also debuts another album at 91 with The Platinum Collection. The Wonder of You tops the Physical Albums chart for a second week.

In debuts, Madness have their eighth top ten album in the U.K. with Can't Touch Us Now. The band has released twelve albums over their 37 year recording career with just one not making the top twenty. Their catalog in descending chart order:
  • One Step Beyond... (1979 / #2)
  • Absolutely (1980 / #2)
  • 7 (1981 / #5)
  • The Liberty of Norton Folgate (2009 / #5)
  • Can't Touch Us Now (2016 / #5)
  • Keep Moving (1984 / #6)
  • The Rise & Fall (1982 / #10)
  • Oui Oui, Si Si, Ja Ja, Da Da (2012 / #10)
  • The Dangerman Sessions, Volume 1 (2005 / #11)
  • Mad Not Mad (1985 / #16)
  • Wonderful (1999 / #17)
  • The Madness (1988 / #65)
At 11 is the brand new compilation from Roy Orbision, The Ultimate Collection. It's his highest charting album in Britain since 2001's Love Songs went to number 4.

Orbison actually has two debuts for the week with The Real Roy Orbison opening at 81.

Daniel O'Donnell makes his annual trip onto the charts, starting at number 12, with I Have a Dream. The Irish pop singer has put at least one album on the Albums list every year since 1988 and has made the top twenty in every one since 1996 except 2001 and 2010.

LeAnn Rimes premiers at 15 with Remnants, her best in ten years since Whatever We Wanna went to the same position in 2006. 

Black Sabbath opens at 20 with Ultimate Collection, their second highest chart compilation ever in Britain.  2009's Greatest Hits managed one spot better in 2009. In total, the band has released eleven collections. 

David Gray also has a new compilation, The Best of David Gray, which debuts at 30. It is his fourth collection and second best on the charts after Greatest Hits (2007 / #11). 

At 43 is the debut of Brotherhood of the Snake by Testament. That is their best chart position in the U.K. in 27 years going back to Souls of Black (1990 / #35). 

The new three-disc collection of disco music, Funk Disco, debuts at the top of the Compilations chart and the Leonard Cohen album You Want It Darker tops the Record Store sales chart for a second week. Van Morrison's Keep Me Singing is at number 1 on the Americana chart. 

James Arthur has the top album in the U.K. this week with Back From the Edge followed by Presley, Nobody But Me by Michael Buble, Mapping the Rendezvous by the Courteeners and Madness.

On the Singles chart, Little Mix is again number 1 with Shout Out to My Ex followed by Say You Won't Let Go by James Arthur, Rockabye by Clean Bandit, Starboy by The Weeknd and Daft Punk and Closer by the Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey. 






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