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Chart Watch Britain: Alison Moyet Debuts at Number 5; Joe Satriani and Bonnie Tyler Score Multi-Decade Bests

Alison Moyet shoots to number 5 on the U.K. album chart with the minutes, here highest charting album since 1987. The former Yaz/Yazoo singer has released a total of eight solo albums but it was her second, Raindancing, that last reached these heights, peaking at number 2. the minutes is her first release on Cooking Vinyl Records.

Joe Satriani  debuts at number 44 with Unstoppable Momentum, his first album to chart in the U.K. since 1998's Crystal Planet.

Bonnie Tyler also has her first charting album in Britain in a long period which, for her, is 26 years. Rocks and Honey premiers at 52. Her last charting album was 1988's Hide Your Heart which reached 78. Prior to that, 1986's Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire peaked at 24.

Finally, at 75, is Killing Joke's The Singles Collection 1979-2012.

Last week's biggest album by a veteran artist, Deep Purple's Now What?!, plunges from 19 to 69.

Chart of May 18, 2013

Top 100 Albums
TW LW Title Artist
1 N The Shocking Miss Emerald Caro Emeralde
2 1 Home Rudimental
3 N Didn't It Rain Hugh Laurie
4 2 To Be Loved Michael Buble
5 N the minutes Alison Moyet
38 27 The Complete Greatest Hits Eagles
44 N Unstoppable Momentum Joe Satriani
46 37 The Next Day David Bowie
52 N Rocks and Honey Bonnie Tyler
53 40 The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac
58 38 Bat Out of Hell Meat Loaf
59 48 Best of David Bowie David Bowie
63 63 Greatest Hits Bon Jovi
64 73 Legend Bob Marley and the Wailers
69 19 Now What?! Deep Purple
75 N Singles Collection 1979-2012 Killing Joke
77 81 The Rebel Johnny Cash
79 58 Rumours Fleetwood Mac
81 70 Viva Elvis: The Album Elvis Presley
82 130 Some Guys Have All the Luck Rod Stewart
83 69 Grrr! Rolling Stones
85 62 The Best of the Great American Songbook Rod Stewart
86 61 What About Now Bon Jovi
88 131 Gold: Greatest Hits ABBA
90 74 Delta Machine Depeche Mode
91 71 Very Best of Neil Diamond Neil Diamond
96 67 The Very Best of Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin
100 101 The Journey 1978 - 2009 Chris Rea
Dropped Out:
X 77 Ready To Die Iggy and the Stooges
X 85 Old Sock Eric Clapton
X 90 Greatest Hits Fleetwood Mac
X 91 Greatest Hits Simon and Garfunkel
X 92 Both Sides Now Michael Ball
X 94 The Very Best INXS

Tops on the other British Charts (#1 Followed by top veteran artist):

Chart Number 1 Top Veteran
Singles Get Lucky - Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams 44. Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Digital Singles Get Lucky - Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams None
Digital Albums Home - Rudimental 10. the minutes - Alison Moyet
R&B Albums The 20/20 Experience - Justin Timberlake 39. The Ultimate Collection  - Whitney Houston
R&B Singles Can't Stop Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton 29. Miami - Will Smith
Country Albums Golden - Lady Antebellum 04. The Low Highway - Steve Earle
Country Compilation Albums The Classics - Johnny Cash 01. The Classics - Johnny Cash
Rock Albums Paramore - Paramore 02. Unstoppable Momentum - Joe Satriani
Rock Singles Still Into You - Paramore 03. Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
Dance Singles Get Lucky - Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams None
Catalog Albums Discovery - Daft Punk 02. Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf
Catalog Singles Iris - Goo Goo Dolls 02. Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Music Video History of the Eagles - Eagles 01. History of the Eagles - Eagles