Pete Tong's "Classic House" Jumps 6 to 1 in Britain; Mike Oldfield Debuts at 4

by VVN Music

DJ Pete Tong has hit the number 1 spot on the British Albums chart with Classic House.

The album has been out for nine weeks, debuting at 16 the week of December 8 and falling to 25 by December 29 before shooting up to two weeks at number 2, a week at 6 and, now, number 1.

Classic House was originally conceived for a July 2015 show at London's Royal Albert Hall that married electronic dance and classical music. Recorded with The Heritage Orchestra Conducted by Jules Buckley, the album includes such dance classics as Fatboy Slim's Right Hear Right Now, Moby's Go and Porcelain and Faithless' Insomnia.

Classic House is also at the top of the Album Downloads, Album Sales, Physical Album Sales and Dance Albums charts.

Mike Oldfield debuts at number 4 with Return to Ommadawn, giving him his highest charting album in almost twenty years and puts it among Oldfield's biggest hits.

Three of Oldfield's albums went to the top of the British Albums chart, Tubular Bells (1973), Hergest Ridge (1974) and Tubular Bells II (1992) while three have gone to number 4, Ommadawn (1975), Tubular Bells III (1998) and, now, Return to Ommadawn. Oldfield has released 26 studio albums in total.

Return to Ommadawn is also at number 1 on the Rock and Metal Albums.

Rick Wakeman's album Piano Portraits, one of the highest charting albums ever with just piano solos, moves 7 to 6 while George Michaels' Ladies and Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael falls from 4 to 8.

AFI debuts at 69 with AFI (The Blood Album), down slightly from 2013's Burials which went to 59. AFI's best showing in the U.K. was 2006's Decemberunderground which peaked at 16.

After Tong in the top five are the La La Land soundtrack, Glory Days by Little Mix, Oldfield and I See You by the xx.

The Rolling Stones are at number 1 once again on the Jazz & Blues Albums with Blue & Lonesome.

Ed Sheeran takes the top two spots on the Singles chart for a third week with Shape of You and Castle on the Hill followed by You Don't Know Me by Jax Jones Featuring Raye, Touch by Little Mix and Human by Rag 'N' Bone Man. The Weeknd with Daft Punk are at 14 and 15 with I Feel It Coming and Starboy.

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