Pete Tong Again in British Top Five; Black Star Riders Debut at 6

by VVN Music

Once again, Pete Tong has the highest charting album by a veteran artist in the U.K. with Classic House. It drops from 2 to 4 in its eleventh week of release.

The only debut by a veteran goes to Black Star Riders whose Heavy Fire starts at 6. The band, with a core of Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and Darron Wharton of Thin Lizzy, has their first top ten of three releases. Adding in Thin Lizzy's history, this is their tenth top ten:
  • Jailbreak (1976 / #10)
  • Bad Reputation (1977 / #4)
  • Live and Dangerous (1978 / #2)
  • Black Rose: A Rock Legend (1979 / #2)
  • Chinatown (1980 / #7)
  • The Adventures of Thin Lizzy (1981 / #6)
  • Thunder & Lightning (1983 / #4)
  • Dedication: The Very Best of Thin Lizzy (1991 / #8)
  • Greatest Hits (2004 / #3)
  • Heavy Fire (Black Star Riders) (2016 / #6)
Heavy Fire is also at the top of the Rock & Metal and Independent Albums charts. On the Americana Albums, Van Morrison returns to number 1 with Keep Me Singing and the Rolling Stones repeat at the top of the Jazz & Blues Albums. 

Elbow tops this week's British Albums chart with Little Fictions followed by the La La Land soundtrack, Glory Days by Little Mix, Tong and Ed Sheeran's X.

On the singles chart, Ed Sheeran is in his fifth week with both number 1 and 2 (Shape of You, 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.

Deep Purple jump 69 to 1 on the Physical Singles chart with Time For Bedlam while Blondie debuts at 3 on the Physical Singles and 2 on Vinyl Singles with Fun

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