Chart Watch America: Bob Marley Back With Biggest Selling Album by a Veteran Artist; Bob Mould Close Behind

It's another very slow week for veteran artists with Bob Marley & the Wailers' Legacy album being the biggest selling, coming it way down at 46.

The biggest debut of the week comes from ex-Hüsker Dü member Bob Mould. His Silver Age debuts at 52 and is his first album as a solo artist to make it into the top 100. His prior best was 1996's Bob Mould which peaked at 101.

Also new this week is Ian Hunter and the Rant Bands' When I'm President which starts at 151.

On the reentry front, Judas Priest's 30th anniversary edition of Screaming for Vengeance comes back at 98 and Paul McCartney's Kisses on the Bottom is at 121 on the strength of the PBS concert special.

Veteran Artist Index for
September 22, 2012:
2120
-60 (-2.7%)
High: 3863
(w/o 6/30/12)
Low: 2120
(w/o 9/22/12)

The Veteran Artist Index tracks the impact of albums by veteran artists on the Billboard Top 200. Any album that is by or, in the case of soundtracks and various artists albums, has a majority of track by artists who have been recording for 25 years or more is included in the index. Points are awarded on a reverse basis with a number 1 album receiving 200 points and a number 200 album receiving 1 point.



Chart Date September 22, 2012

Comprehensive

Top 200 Albums
TW LW Title Artist
1 N North Matchbox Twenty
2 N Night Visions Imagine Dragons
3 N Gravity Lecrae
4 4 Now 43 Various Artists
5 8 Blown Away Carrie Underwood
46 35 Legend: The Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers Bob Marley & the Wailers
52 N Silver Age Bob Mould
56 42 Last of a Dyin' Breed Lynyrd Skynyrd
66 50 Sparkle Soundtrack
82 67 Tuskegee Lionel Richie
84 80 Exiliados es la Bahia: Lo Mejor de Mana Manà
91 52 Chronicle: 20 Greatest Hits Creedence Clearwater Revival Featuring John Fogerty
93 117 Clockwork Angels Rush
94 32 Life and Favor John P. Kee and New Life
98 R Screaming For Vengeance Judas Priest
101 61 Greatest Hits Journey
102 82 Enduring Soul Etta James (Starbuck's Exclusive)
112 199 Wrecking Ball Bruce Springsteen
121 R Kisses on the Bottom Paul McCartney
130 165 Licensed to Ill Beastie Boys
133 139 The Legend of Johnny Cash
150 152 Slipstream Bonnie Raitt
151 N When I'm President Ian Hunter & the Rant Band
152 96 Greatest Hits Guns N' Roses
157 R Americana Neil Young & Crazy Horse
168 176 Whitney: The Greatest Hits Whitney Houston
171 146 Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd
172 174 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Lynyrd Skynyrd
180 R Ultimate Hits: Rock & Roll Never Forgets Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
187 168 Destroyer KISS
189 200 Number Ones Michael Jackson
190 R Greatest Hits Bruce Springsteen
193 119 Greatest Hits Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
199 R Super Hits Willie Nelson
200 R The Very Best of Neil Diamond
Dropped Out:
X 103 Greatest Hits Queen
X 124 Very Best of Doors
X 150 Rocket Man: Number Ones Elton John
X 179 The Singer Art Garfunkel
X 181 Anastasis Dead Can Dance
X 187 Nothin' But Love Robert Cray Band
X 188 The Very Best of Beach Boys
X 195 The Very Best of Prince


The balance of the American charts are after the cut.
Top 100 Singles
TW LW Title Artist
1 2 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Taylor Swift
2 3 One More Night Maroon 5
3 1 Whistle Flo Rida
4 5 Some Nights fun.
5 4 Lights Ellie Goulding
- - No Veteran Artists Charting

Top 40 Digital Songs
TW LW Title Artist
1 1 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Taylor Swift
2 N Ronan Taylor Swift
3 2 One More Night Maroon 5
4 3 Some Nights fun.
5 4 Whistle Flo Rida
- - No Veteran Artists Charting



R&B

Top 40 R&B Albums
TW LW Title Artist
1 3 Based on a T.R.U. Story 2 Chainz
2 2 Chapter V Trey Songz
3 4 God Forgives, I Don't Rick Ross
4 11 Channel Orange Frank Ocean
5 1 Welcome To: Our House Slaughterhouse
15 13 Sparkle Soundtrack
40 44 Flashback K.C. & the Sunshine Band

Top 50 R&B Singles
TW LW Title Artist
1 2 Adorn Miguel
2 1 No Lie 2 Chainz Featuring Drake
3 4 Lemme See Usher Featuring Rick Ross
4 6 Heart Attack Trey Songz
5 7 Turn on the Lights Future
22 23 Lately Anita Baker



Country

Top 40 Country Albums
TW LW Title Artist
1 1 Blown Away Carrie Underwood
2 3 Tailgates & Tanlines Luke Bryan
3 2 Uncaged Zac Brown Band
4 4 Chief Eric Church
5 7 Hunter Hayes Hunter Hayes
15 12 Tuskegee Lionel Richie
33 33 Old School New Rules Hank Williams, Jr.
37 38 Icon George Strait

Top 30 Country Songs
TW LW Title Artist
1 1 Pontoon Little Big Town
2 3 Wanted Hunter Hayes
3 2 Time is Love Josh Turner
4 7 Take a Little Ride Jason Aldean
5 5 Why Ya Wanna Jana Kramer
No Veteran Artists Charting



Rock

Top 25 Rock Albums
TW LW Title Artist
1 N North Matchbox Twenty
2 N Night Visions Imagine Dragons
3 N Sun Cat Power
4 2 Some Nights fun.
5 3 The Lumineers Lumineers
19 N Silver Age Bob Mould
22 12 Last of a Dyin' Breed Lynyrd Skynyrd
Dropped Out:
X 23 Exiliados es la Bahia: Lo Mejor de Mana Manà

Top 25 Rock Songs
TW LW Title Artist
1 1 Oh Love Green Day
2 2 Too Close Alex Clare
3 3 Some Nights fun.
4 5 Ho Hey Lumineers
5 4 Burn It Down Linkin Park
Dropped Out:
20 20 Live to Rise Soundgarden



Dance

Top 25 Dance/Club Play Songs
TW LW Title Artist
1 2 Let's Have a Kiki Scissor Sisters
2 3 Spectrum (Say My Name) Florence + the Machine
3 5 Pound the Alarm Nicki Minaj
4 8 Hello Karmin
5 7 When It Feels This Good Richard Visson vs. Luciana
6 6 Turn Up the Radio Madonna
16 13 Sex is the Heel Cyndi Lauper

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