Pete Tong Gives Up Number 1 in Britain to "La La Land"

by VVN Music

The amazing run that Pete Tong has had over the last two-plus months that ended with him finally hitting number 1 last week has ended as the soundtrack to the hit musical La La Land has displaced him from the top.

Now at number 2, Classic House is in its tenth week of release, five of which it has spent in the top ten with three weeks at number 2 and a week at 1.

Tong has been a staple on the U.K.'s Compilation Chart, hitting number 1 in 1996 with The Annual II, number 2 with Essential Selection Summer 1998 (1998) and number 3 with Cream Live (1995), The Annual III (1997), and Essential Selection Spring 1999 (1999) but he had never placed an album on the Top Albums chart until December 8.

Classic House remains at the top of the Physical Albums Sales chart.

Rick Wakeman's Piano Portraits drops 6 to 8 in its third week of release while George Michael's Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael goes 8 to 9.

Two albums by veteran artists premier towards the bottom of the Top 100. German thrash metal band Kreator starts at 72 in Gods of Violence. It's their first album to chart in the U.K. in 14 studio releases.

At 90 is the debut of Whatever You Want: The Essential Status Quo, the band's ninth compilation to chart. 2015's Accept No Substitute! The Definitive Hits peaked at 21.

Following the La La Land soundtrack and Tong on the Albums chart is Little Mix's Glory Days, Ed Sheeran's X and Deaf Havana's All These Countless Nights.

Twenty-three years after its release, the Pulp Fiction soundtrack has returned to number one on the Vinyl Albums but is only 9 on the Soundtracks Album chart which has a number of veteran artists at the top with T2 - Trainspotting.

Mike Oldfield's Return to Ommadawn remains number 1 for a second week on the Rock & Metal Albums and the Rolling Stones are still leading the Jazz & Blues Albums with Blue & Lonesome. Finally, Mark Eitzel of American Music Club tops the Americana Albums with Hey Mr. Ferryman.

On the Singles chart, Ed Sheeran is in the 1-2 spots for the fourth 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 Paris by the Chainsmokers.

The Buzzcocks are at the top of the Physical and Vinyl Singles charts with Spiral Scratch

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