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    Official Singles Chart Top 100
    28 February 2020 - 05 March 2020



    The Official UK Top 100 chart is compiled by the Official Charts Company, based on official sales of downloads, CDs, vinyl, audio and video streams.

    https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/singles-chart/

    1 2 13* The Weeknd ~ Blinding Lights
    2 1 2 Billie Eilish ~ No Time To Die
    3 3 10 Roddy Ricch ~ The Box
    4 7 8 Saint Jhn ~ Roses
    5 5 17 Dua Lipa ~ Don't Start Now
    6 6 61 Lewis Capaldi ~ Someone You Loved
    7 8 7 Future ft Drake ~ Life Is Good
    8 14 5 Joel Corry ~ Lonely
    9 10 3 Justin Bieber ft Quavo ~ Intentions
    10 13 12 Harry Styles ~ Adore You
    11 9 15 Billie Eilish ~ Everything I Wanted
    12 11 6 Eminem ft Juice Wrld ~ Godzilla
    13 15 7 Halsey ~ You Should Be Sad
    14 16 4 Dua Lipa ~ Physical
    15 17 48 Billie Eilish ~ Bad Guy
    16 19 12 Camila Cabello ft DaBaby ~ My Oh My
    17 12 8 Justin Bieber ~ Yummy
    18 4 15 Lewis Capaldi ~ Before You Go ***
    19 21 9 Doja Cat ~ Say So
    20 NE 1 The Weeknd ~ After Hours
    21 NE 1 BTS (ft Sia) ~ On
    ****alternate version ft Sia accounts for large proportion of sales, though not majority
    22 18 30 Tones and I ~ Dance Monkey ***
    23 25 7 Becky Hill ft Shift K3y ~ Better Off Without You
    24 23 14 Stormzy ft Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy ~ Own It ***
    25 20 2 Sam Smith ~ To Die For
    26 24 6 Jonas Brothers ~ What A Man Gotta Do?
    27 26 31 Lewis Capaldi ~ Hold Me While You Wait
    28 22 14 Trevor Daniel ~ Falling
    29 41 5 Harry Styles ~ Falling
    30 28 5 J Hus ft Burna Boy ~ Play Play
    31 30 9 Dermot Kennedy ~ Power Over Me
    32 34 47 Mabel ~ Don't Call Me Up
    33 73 2 Pop Smoke ~ Dior
    34 NE 1 Aitch ~ Mice
    35 27 19 Selena Gomez ~ Lose You To Love Me
    36 33 6 DigDat ft Aitch ~ Ei8ht Mile
    37 37 3 Khalid and Disclosure ~ Know Your Worth
    38 32 17 Arizona Zervas ~ Roxanne ***
    39 64 2 24kGoldn ~ City Of Angels
    40 NE 1 Ashe ~ Moral Of The Story

    41 29 2 Justin Bieber ft Post Malone and Clever ~ Forever
    42 39 9 Mustard ft Roddy Ricch ~ Ballin'
    43 40 3 Anne-Marie ~ Birthday
    44 35 2 B Young ~ Wine
    45 NE 1 Europa (Jax Jones and Martin Solveig ft Raye) ~ Tequila
    46 42 23 Maroon 5 ~ Memories ***
    47 43 3 M24 ft Tion Wayne ~ London
    48 NE 1 Young T and Bugsey ft Fredo ~ Bully Beef
    49 36 115 Ed Sheeran (ft Beyonce / Andrea Bocelli) ~ Perfect
    50 100 4 Dave ~ Black
    51 68 2 Powfu ft Beabadoobee ~ Death Bed
    52 45 7 Roddy Ricch ft Mustard ~ High Fashion
    53 65 3 Lil Mosey ~ Blueberry Faygo
    54 31 3 Tobi and Manny ft Janellé ~ Destined For Greatness
    55 58 10 MK and Sonny Fodera ft Raphaella ~ One Night
    56 52 3 The Pussycat Dolls ~ React
    57 47 6 Celeste ~ Stop This Flame
    58 48 7 Selena Gomez ~ Rare
    59 46 23 Jax Jones ft Ella Henderson ~ Suicidal
    60 44 9 Ynw Melly ~ Suicidal
    61 38 4 KSI ft Trippie Redd ~ Wake Up Call
    62 55 20 Meduza, Becky Hill and Goodboys ~ Lose Control ***
    63 49 5 J Hus ft Koffee ~ Repeat
    64 51 5 M Huncho ~ Pee Pee
    65 54 26 Post Malone ~ Circles ***
    66 NE 1 Poundz ~ Smooth Criminal
    67 NE 1 Gerry Cinnamon ~ Where We're Going

    68 62 5 Ali Gatie ~ What If I Told You I Love You?
    69 NE 1 The 1975 ~ The Birthday Party
    70 66 30 Lizzo ~ Good As Hell ***
    71 76 48 Dave ft Burna Boy ~ Location ***
    72 61 28 Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber ~ I Don't Care
    73 97 3 Sam Fischer ~ This City
    74 57 3 NSG ~ Ourself
    75 84 2 Surfaces ~ Sunday Best

    76 RE 2 Pop Smoke ft Quavo ~ Shake the Room
    77 NE 1 Tokyo's Revenge ~ GoodMorningTokyo!
    78 72 9 Stormzy ft Headie One ~ Audacity
    79 63 8 Brockhampton ~ Sugar
    80 74 9 JP Saxe ft Julia Michaels ~ If The World Was Ending
    81 92 3 Nathan Dawe ft Jaykae ~ Flowers
    82 50 20 Endor ~ Pump It Up
    83 60 2 Jay1 ft JB Scofield ~ Flex
    84 79 8 Olivia Rodrigo ~ All I Want
    85 NE 1 Tom Grennan ~ This Is The Place
    86 67 28 Regard ~ Ride It
    87 77 9 Noah Cyrus ~ July
    88 71 22 Ed Sheeran ft Camila Cabello and Cardi B ~ South Of The Border
    89 NE 1 Selena Gomez ~ Feel Me
    90 56 6 Eminem ft Ed Sheeran ~ Those Kinda Nights
    91 75 51 AJ Tracey ~ Ladbroke Grove
    92 53 2 A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie ft Roddy Ricch, Gunna and London On Da Track ~ Numbers
    93 82 40 Stormzy ~ Vossi Bop
    94 85 35 Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello ~ Señorita
    95 95 3 Niall Horan ~ No Judgement
    96 90 34 Kygo and Whitney Houston ~ Higher Love
    97 70 3 Lil Pino ~ Mya Mills
    98 RE 14 Harry Styles ~ Watermelon Sugar
    99 83 4 Headie One and Fred Again ~ Charades
    100 NE 1 BTS ~ Filter





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    Official Albums Chart Top 100
    28 February 2020 - 05 March 2020


    The UK's Top 100 biggest artist albums of the week is compiled by the Official Charts Company, based on sales of CDs, downloads, vinyl and weighted audio streams.

    https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/albums-chart/

    1 NE 1* BTS ~ Map Of The Soul: 7
    2 2 41 Lewis Capaldi ~ Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent
    3 NE 1 Ozzy Osbourne ~ Ordinary Man
    4 4 48 Billie Eilish ~ When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
    5 7 11 Stormzy ~ Heavy Is The Head
    6 8 11 Harry Styles ~ Fine Line
    7 1 2 Justin Bieber ~ Changes
    8 9 33 Ed Sheeran ~ No.6 Collaborations Project
    9 6 6 Eminem ~ Music To Be Murdered By
    10 NE 1 Grimes ~ Miss Anthropocene
    11 10 5 J Hus ~ Big Conspiracy
    12 NE 1 King Krule ~ Man Alive!
    13 14 51 Dave ~ Psychodrama
    14 3 2 Tame Impala ~ The Slow Rush
    15 13 86 Billie Eilish ~ Don't Smile At Me
    16 27 3 Pop Smoke ~ Meet the Woo 2
    17 15 25 Post Malone ~ Hollywood's Bleeding
    18 18 156 Ed Sheeran ~ ÷ (Divide)
    19 12 52 Tom Walker ~ What A Time To Be Alive
    20 16 882 Queen ~ Greatest Hits
    21 11 2 A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie ~ Artist 2.0
    22 20 120 Elton John ~ Diamonds
    23 21 67 Fleetwood Mac ~ 50 Years: Don't Stop
    24 24 30 Mabel ~ High Expectations
    25 19 5 M Huncho ~ Huncholini The 1st
    26 37 60 Jax Jones ~ Snacks
    27 25 143 Dua Lipa ~ Dua Lipa
    28 52 7 Selena Gomez ~ Rare ****vinyl release with Feel Me added
    29 23 27 Taylor Swift ~ Lover
    30 35 33 Lizzo ~ Cuz I Love You
    31 30 22 Becky Hill ~ Get To Know
    32 28 398 Eminem ~ Curtain Call: The Hits
    33 31 825 Fleetwood Mac ~ Rumours
    34 NE 1 Agnes Obel ~ Myopia
    35 29 12 Roddy Ricch ~ Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial
    36 38 338 Oasis ~ Time Flies... 1994-2009
    37 34 14 Rod Stewart with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ~ You're In My Heart
    38 32 24 Sam Fender ~ Hypersonic Missiles
    39 36 101 George Ezra ~ Staying At Tamara's
    40 39 251 The Beatles ~ 1

    41 43 930 ABBA ~ Gold: Greatest Hits
    42 17 3 Green Day ~ Father Of All Motherf**kers
    43 41 21 Dermot Kennedy ~ Without Fear
    44 50 22 D-Block Europe ~ PTSD [mixtape]
    45 60 62 Gerry Cinnamon ~ Erratic Cinematic
    46 46 284 Queen ~ The Platinum Collection (Greatest Hits I, II & III)
    47 49 97 XXXTentacion ~ ?
    48 55 85 Drake ~ Scorpion
    49 59 297 Ed Sheeran ~ ×
    50 48 14 Coldplay ~ Everyday Life
    51 58 96 Post Malone ~ Beerbongs & Bentleys
    52 44 310 Whitney Houston ~ The Ultimate Collection
    53 81 40 The 1975 ~ A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
    54 40 16 The Script ~ Sunsets & Full Moons
    55 56 425 Oasis ~ (What's The Story) Morning Glory?
    56 33 18 James Blunt ~ Once Upon A Mind
    57 RE 8 Luke Evans ~ At Last ****appeared on Dancing On Ice
    58 61 171 David Bowie ~ Legacy
    59 66 55 Ariana Grande ~ Thank U, Next
    60 45 6 Halsey ~ Manic
    61 62 432 Michael Jackson ~ Number Ones
    62 42 4 Blossoms ~ Foolish Loving Spaces
    63 64 63 Juice Wrld ~ Goodbye & Good Riddance
    64 RE 3 Trippie Redd ~ A Love Letter To You 4 ****vinyl release
    65 47 10 JLS ~ Goodbye: The Greatest Hits
    66 NE 1 Charlie Landsborough ~ Gold
    67 57 277 Sam Smith ~ In The Lonely Hour
    68 68 70 Jess Glynne ~ Always In Between
    69 72 337 Arctic Monkeys ~ AM
    70 71 149 George Michael ~ Twenty Five
    71 69 914 Bob Marley and The Wailers ~ Legend
    72 67 12 Camila Cabello ~ Romance
    73 74 9 D-Block Europe ~ Street Trauma [mixtape]
    75 51 23 Liam Gallagher ~ Why Me? Why Not.
    75 76 167 The Killers ~ Direct Hits

    76 84 5 Doja Cat ~ Hot Pink
    77 RE 165 The 1975 ~ The 1975
    78 77 276 Arctic Monkeys ~ Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
    79 92 19 James Arthur ~ You
    80 85 204 Red Hot Chili Peppers ~ Greatest Hits
    81 80 130 Maroon 5 ~ Singles
    82 73 361 Amy Winehouse ~ Back To Black
    83 NE 1 YoungBoy Never Broke Again ~ Still Flexin', Still Steppin'
    84 79 19 Summer Walker ~ Over It
    85 83 143 Stevie Wonder ~ The Definitive Collection
    86 86 61 Green Day ~ Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band
    87 65 17 Michael Kiwanuka ~ Kiwanuka
    88 88 165 Taylor Swift ~ 1989
    89 78 25 Freya Ridings ~ Freya Ridings
    90 NE 1 Pat Metheny ~ From This Place
    91 RE 93 The Weeknd ~ Beauty Behind The Madness
    92 98 345 Foo Fighters ~ Greatest Hits
    93 89 347 Oasis ~ Definitely Maybe
    94 75 26 Lana Del Rey ~ Norman F**king Rockwell!
    95 94 52 AJ Tracey ~ AJ Tracey
    96 RE 19 BTS ~ Map Of The Soul: Persona (MA)
    97 97 54 Elvis Presley ~ The 50 Greatest Hits
    98 87 166 Adele ~ 25
    99 96 405 Ed Sheeran ~ +
    100 NE 1 Biff Byford ~ School Of Hard Knocks


    OUT 5 New Hope Club - ~ New Hope Club

    here's the video streaming chart

    Source: OCC / Radio 1

    Text source: BuzzJack (edited and refined by your host)

    *Weeks on top 100 chart as listed on OCC site.
    **Complete total of all entries in brackets.
    ***ACR affected tracks.
    ****Notes on special re-entries or other trivia
    Last edited by Blondini; Fri February 28th, 2020, 20:29.
    Tony's Charts ft Hits / Albums (23rd May 20) - Camden Cox, Cigarettes After Sex, Cam, Leftwing:Kody, Zella Day, Janet Devlin, Empathy Test, Dagny, Steve Earle and The Dukes, Badly Drawn Boy, Josh Garrels, Owen Pallett, Tim Burgess

  • #2
    Alan Jones files his last report(s)?

    (i'm copying what was posted on Buzzjack so this is all the info there is, seems slightly vague an explanation from Alan with no news on a new host. I was looking for something else to compliment it!)

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    Singles

    First No.1 a fortnight ago – two days before his 30th birthday – The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights was dethroned last week by Billie Eilish’s James Bond theme, No Time To Die, but now returns to the summit on consumption of 64,302 units (including 58,596 from sales-equivalent streams). Blinding Lights is taken from The Weeknd’s imminent (March 20) album, After Hours, from which the title track is the highest of eleven new entries this week, debuting at No.20 (22,295 sales) to become his 20th Top 40 hit.

    No Time To Die is still No.1 on paid-for sales and video streaming but its total consumption is down 36.89% week-on-week to 57,107 units as it slips to No.2.

    Joel Corry’s 2019 debut hit, Sorry, took six weeks to reach the Top 10, eventually peaking at No.6, spending 24 weeks in the Top 75 and achieving consumption of 717,030 copies. Follow-up Lonely opened lower than Sorry but reaches the Top 10 a week faster, powering 14-8 (31,428 sales).

    Its consumption increasing for the 11th week in a row, Roses moves higher for the sixth straight week since its debut, climbing 7-4 (43,877 sales) for Saint Jhn.

    Justin Bieber’s Intentions (feat. Quavo) also reaches a new peak, advancing 10-9 (31,128 sales)

    The rest of the Top 10: The Box (3-3, 44,632 sales) by Roddy Ricch, Don’t Start Now (5-5, 39,658 sales) by Dua Lipa, Someone You Loved (6-6, 37,426 sales) by Lewis Capaldi, Life Is Good (8-7, 32,277 sales) by Future feat. Drake and Adore You (13-10, 30,311 sales) by Harry Styles.

    Four weeks after becoming his second No.1 single, Before You Go slumps 4- 18 (23,210 sales) for Lewis Capaldi, after falling victim to ACR. Also exiting the Top 10 is Everything I Wanted (9-11, 29,131 sales) by Billie Eilish.

    South Korean boy band BTS’ No.1 album, Map Of The Soul: 7, surrenders its fourth and their 10th Top 75 entry, On (No.21, 22,256 sales). The chart position reflects activity for the group’s original recording of the track, and an alternative recording featuring Sia. It is their second Top 20 hit, following Halsey collaboration Boy With Luv, which reached No.13 last April, and which also appears on their latest album.

    Manchester rapper Aitch scores his ninth hit – fourth as primary artist – with Mice (No.34, 13,234 sales).

    Ten of Jax Jones’ 11 hits hitherto appeared on his album Snacks (Supersize) but Tequila (No.45, 10,307 sales) is a new track that is part of a larger Europa project with French DJ Martin Solveig, who is co-credited, earning his 12th hit. Tequila is voxed by Raye, who is just behind the boys on 11 hits.

    Also new to the Top 75: Moral Of The Story (No.40, 11,686 sales), the introductory hit by Californian singer/songwriter Ashe, as heard on the new Noah Centinio Netflix vehicle To All The Boys: PS I Still Love You; Bully Beef (No.48, 9,952 sales), the fourth hit for Nottingham rap duo Young T & Bugsey, and the 15th hit for featured rapper Fredo; Smooth Criminal (No.66, 8,183 sales), the second hit for London rap/drill artist Poundz which references Michael Jackson and his work but is not a cover of Jacko’s 1988 hit; Where We’re Going (No.67, 8,081 sales), the third hit for Scottish singer/songwriter Gerry Cinnamon; The Birthday Party (No.69, 8,022 sales), the 20th hit for Cheshire rock/pop band The 1975, and the fourth from their upcoming fourth album, Notes On A Conditional Form; This City (97-73, 7,936 sales), the first hit by 28-year-old Australian singer/songwriter Sam Fischer; and Sunday Best (84-75, 7,890 sales), the first hit for Texan duo Surfaces, which has taken nine months to chart.

    Falling short of becoming her 22nd Top 75 entry, Feel Me (No.89, 7,026 sales) is a new Selena Gomez track not on earlier versions of her latest album, Rare, but added to the simultaneously released vinyl version of the set, which responds by leaping 52-28 (2,653 sales) on the album chart.

    Previously peaking at No.39 in December, Falling builds on BRITs impetus, jumping 41-29 (17,815 sales) for Harry Styles, coming to rest immediately below Trevor Daniel’s unrelated song of the same title, while there’s also a Brits bonus for Dave’s Black which surges 100-50 (9,879 sales), having peaked at No.40 in March 2019.

    After debuting last week following his death, rapper Pop Smoke’s Dior vaults 73-33 (13,729 sales)

    The shortest song in the chart (1m 52s), 19-year-old Californian singer/rapper 24kGoldn’s debut hit, City Of Angels, is also one of the fastest movers, jumping 64-39 (11,719 sales) on its second frame.

    There are also new peaks for: Say So (21-19, 22,543 sales) by Doja Cat, Better Off Without You (25-23, 20,853 sales) by Becky Hill feat. Shift K3y, Death Bed (68-51, 9,849 sales) by Powfu feat. Beabadoobee, Blueberry Faygo (65-53, 9,513 sales) by Lil Mosey and One Night (58-55, 9,295 sales) by MK & Sonny Fodera feat. Raphaella.

    Singles sales are down 2.73% week-on-week at 20,596,884, 15.09% above same week 2019 sales of 17,896,497. Paid-for sales are down 10.20% week-on-week at 525,793 – 28.29% below same week 2019 sales of 733,265, and below same week, previous year sales for the 343rd week in a row.

    *I have written literally millions of words about the charts over the last 41 years, spanning six decades… and that’s enough.

    My thanks to my first editor, Alf Martin, who took a chance on me at Record Mirror in 1979, when I was working in the financial sector; my last, Mark Sutherland, who cajoled me into staying longer than I intended; and all in-between. It’s been fun.
    Last edited by Blondini; Fri February 28th, 2020, 19:30.
    Tony's Charts ft Hits / Albums (23rd May 20) - Camden Cox, Cigarettes After Sex, Cam, Leftwing:Kody, Zella Day, Janet Devlin, Empathy Test, Dagny, Steve Earle and The Dukes, Badly Drawn Boy, Josh Garrels, Owen Pallett, Tim Burgess

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    • #3
      Albums (from Music Week, as above)

      Leadership of the album chart changes for the ninth week in a row, with South Korean boy band septet BTS scoring their sixth chart album, fifth Top 20 entry and second No.1 with Map Of The Soul: 7.

      Arriving just 10 months after their seven-track, 26-minute EP, Map Of The Soul: Persona, gave them their first chart-topper, Map Of The Soul: 7 is an ambitious 20-track, 75-minute selection, sung and rapped in both English and Korean, and makes a 43.32% bigger initial splash than its predecessor, with consumption of 37,978 units (a 2020 best that includes 6,103 from-sales-equivalent streams). BTS are a global phenomenon, and Map Of The Soul: 7 also debuts at No.1 in Flanders, Germany, Ireland, Japan (227,204 sales), The Netherlands and South Korea (natch), with many more chart placings still to come.

      The group - who range in age from 22 to 27, and are also known as Beyond The Scene, Bangtan Boys and Bulletproof Boy Scouts – are one of only three acts born in Asia to top the UK album chart, the others being Anglo-Indians Cliff Richard and Engelbert Humperdinck.

      Ozzy Osbourne topped the album chart twice as a member of Black Sabbath, most recently with their 2013 reunion album 13, but scores the highest-charting album of his solo career with 12th such set, Ordinary Man, opening at No.3 on first week consumption of 12,869 units. Consisting entirely of Osbourne originals, including collaborations with Elton John and Post Malone, it is Osbourne’s first solo album since 2010, when Scream debuted and peaked at No.12 on sales of 10,772 copies. Although missing out on the main prize, Ordinary Man is No.1 on the vinyl and cassette charts, with 1,951 sales in the former, and 2,357 in the latter format. Osbourne’s previous highest-charting solo album was his first, Blizzard Of Oz, which debuted and peaked at No.7 in 1980.

      Ten years after she arrived on the scene - with debut album Geidi Primes and follow-up Halfaxa both being released in 2010 but failing to chart - Canadian singer/songwriter Grimes is in the Top 10 for the first time, with fifth album, Miss Anthropocene debuting at No.10 (5,244 sales). It continues her impressive upwards progress, which saw her third album Visions, reach No.67 in 2012, and fourth album, Art Angels, reach No.31 in 2015.

      No.7 for the last three weeks, Stormzy’s Heavy Is The Head jumps to No.5 with 1,751 of its total consumption of 9,177 units accounted for by its newly-released 12-inch edition.

      After providing him with an unexpected No.1 last week, Justin Bieber’s Changes slips to No.7 (7,152 sales).

      The rest of the Top 10: Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (2-2, 15,885 sales) by Lewis Capaldi, When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (4-4, 9,252 sales) by Billie Eilish, Fine Line (8-6, 7,223 sales) by Harry Styles, No.6 Collaborations Project (9-8, 6,034 sales) by Ed Sheeran and Music To Be Murdered By (6-9, 5,766 sales) by Eminem.

      Departing the Top 10: Big Conspiracy (10-11, 5,148 sales) by J Hus, The Slow Rush (3-14, 4,213 sales) by Tame Impala and New Hope Club’s eponymous debut, No.5 last week, which now slumps to a position just outside the Top 200 (777 sales).

      King Krule – London singer-songwriter Archy Marshall – makes the Top 20 for the first time, with fourth album, Man Alive!, debuting at No.12 (4,936 sales). His 2013 debut, 6 Feet Beneath The Moon, reached No.65, and his most recent album, The Ooz, got to No.27 in 2017. A 2015 album he released under his real name failed to chart.

      Also new to the chart: Myopia (No.34, 2,354 sales), the fourth album, third and highest chart entry for Danish folk singer/songwriter Agnes Obel; and Gold (No.66, 1,587 sales), a new Crimson label compilation by folk/country singer Charlie Landsborough, which brings the 78-year-old his 10th chart album, and first in 12 years.

      Two weeks after debuting at No.22, and a little more than a week since his murder, rapper Pop Smoke’s first chart album, Meet The Woo 2 reaches a new peak, bouncing 27-16 (3,804 sales).

      The soundtrack to The Greatest Showman spent 104 consecutive weeks in the Top 25 of the artist album chart – 28 of them at No.1 – before being reclassified as a compilation in January. It secured its lowest consumption tally (3,720 units, including 2,817 from sales-equivalent streams) for 115 weeks in the latest frame but tops the compilation chart for the first time, relegating Frozen 2 (3,641 sales) to No.2.

      Overall album sales are down 3.01% week-on-week at 1,778,294, 7.85% above same week 2019 sales of 1,648,912. Sales-equivalent streams accounted for 1,325,906 sales, 74.56% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 3.43% week-on-week at 452,388, 13.57% below same week 2019 sales of 523,436 and a new low for the Kantar Millward Brown era (1994 onwards) for the ninth time in the last 12 months.
      Tony's Charts ft Hits / Albums (23rd May 20) - Camden Cox, Cigarettes After Sex, Cam, Leftwing:Kody, Zella Day, Janet Devlin, Empathy Test, Dagny, Steve Earle and The Dukes, Badly Drawn Boy, Josh Garrels, Owen Pallett, Tim Burgess

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      • #4
        Alan was the first UK 'Chart Expert' that I ever contacted. That was way back in 1979, when he worked
        for 'Record Mirror'. He will be greatly missed by me and by many other people...

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        • #5
          Sad to read that Alan is calling it a day. I had wondered a few times how long he would continue to write the weekly chart analyses. In addition to his weekly chart columns he also oversaw the dance charts at Music Week. I'm not sure if he was still compiling them to the end (he was still doing so a few years ago) but he continued to write the weekly Dance Charts Analysis. His weekly Airplay charts analysis column ended a year or two ago.

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          • #6
            Wasn't expecting Alan Jones to retire. But quite frankly also never truly thought about his age.He was a constant and I wish him all the best.
            He's a member of UKMiX so I hope that Alan now will have time to post here and share some of his wide expertise.
            trebor's - 2016 in Country Music
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            • #8
              I never thought I'd say this, but I'm starting to wonder whether Airplay should be allowed to influence the chart. As it seems that streaming aka "listening to" music is weighted so heavily on the charts, perhaps if airplay was allowed for those who choose to listen to the radio rather than listen to Spotify, it would be a more balanced chart as I'm sure half of the grime artists aren't getting much airplay, where as some big radio hits on Radio 1 and 2 that aren't getting many streams could become charting hits.
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              • #9
                Alan Jones is the godfather of British chart analysis. He bought genuine insight, forensic detail, and a hard-nosed desire for facts, onto the music scene. Right from the start, in 1979, his articles in Record Mirror were required reading for people who wanted to understand and enjoy the charts, and he maintained his high standards for over 40 years, which is a tremendous achievement.



                At The Music Chronicle, we wish him well for the future, and thank him profusely for everything he did during his career as a journalist and chartographer. And, maybe, he'll choose to write some books during his retirement.



                Thank you Alan, and best wishes.


                The Music Chronicle 1980 - facts, lists & charts about the 1980 UK music scene. Condition is New. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class Large Letter.

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                • #10
                  Sad to see Alan go.

                  The album report does seem to have an error though.
                  "Also new to the chart: Myopia (No.34, 2,354 sales), the fourth album, third and highest chart entry for Danish folk singer/songwriter Agnes Obel;"
                  Maybe they didn't expect Myopia to fall so much after the Thursday update had it at No. 24, but her last album "Citizen of Glass" spent it's first (and only) week on the albums chart at No. 30 in 2016.

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by SholasBoy View Post
                    I never thought I'd say this, but I'm starting to wonder whether Airplay should be allowed to influence the chart. As it seems that streaming aka "listening to" music is weighted so heavily on the charts, perhaps if airplay was allowed for those who choose to listen to the radio rather than listen to Spotify, it would be a more balanced chart as I'm sure half of the grime artists aren't getting much airplay, where as some big radio hits on Radio 1 and 2 that aren't getting many streams could become charting hits.
                    I agree, airplay is a much better way of showing what is popular, it shows what people are actually listening to. I have always thought airplay is the best measure of popularity, never more so than now. It is also easy to compare different eras as it is largely at a constant level.

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                    • #12
                      I've always thought Spotify doesn't reflect what's "popular" in the slightest. Ok, maybe what's popular to a very small demographic (i.e. 11-16 year olds) but there is rarely anything in the charts anymore that appeals to the older audience, nor do we have those cheesy but admittedly fun novelty songs aimed at young children.

                      When the UK top 40 pretty much looks like a Spotify playlist created by a teenager from the east end of London, you've got major problems.

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                      • #13
                        How is Amazon affecting the charts? How big is Alexa in the UK?
                        2019 Year End Charts: The 20/20 Experience

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by LOVE+FEAR View Post
                          How is Amazon affecting the charts? How big is Alexa in the UK?
                          She got Ellie Goulding the Christmas number one. I'm not sure how much effect thay have outside of Christmas playlists, though.

                          Tony's Charts ft Hits / Albums (23rd May 20) - Camden Cox, Cigarettes After Sex, Cam, Leftwing:Kody, Zella Day, Janet Devlin, Empathy Test, Dagny, Steve Earle and The Dukes, Badly Drawn Boy, Josh Garrels, Owen Pallett, Tim Burgess

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by BobPatience View Post
                            Sad to see Alan go.

                            The album report does seem to have an error though.
                            "Also new to the chart: Myopia (No.34, 2,354 sales), the fourth album, third and highest chart entry for Danish folk singer/songwriter Agnes Obel;"
                            Maybe they didn't expect Myopia to fall so much after the Thursday update had it at No. 24, but her last album "Citizen of Glass" spent it's first (and only) week on the albums chart at No. 30 in 2016.
                            And as we have been saying for many months now, this is why he had to go. He clearly lost interest. Sadly.
                            Tony's Charts ft Hits / Albums (23rd May 20) - Camden Cox, Cigarettes After Sex, Cam, Leftwing:Kody, Zella Day, Janet Devlin, Empathy Test, Dagny, Steve Earle and The Dukes, Badly Drawn Boy, Josh Garrels, Owen Pallett, Tim Burgess

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                            • #16
                              Alan Jones' interest in current charts outlasted mine by several years I would think . But from his debut in Record Mirror in 1979 and later in Music Week until about 10 to 15 years ago I probably read nearly every word. I still read parts of his reports now, and so will miss his words and his ability to pick out interesting little nuggets of information. I hope he has a happy retirement.

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                              • #17
                                Agreed, the charts should reflect what all people from a certain country love to listen to at the moment, not just a small part of the demographic. And no one can tell me that 40+ year old people listen to Roddy Ricch. Remember the time when Katie Melua, Dido or Norah Jones used to dominate the Albums Chart? They were incredibly popular back then, just not with teenagers, but I think artists like them should have their piece of the cake as well. I mean, at the moment, there is no popular adult contemporary/jazz act, but what if there was?
                                WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?

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                                • #18
                                  James Masterton says it's his last post at chart-watch.uk also, so perhaps he is going to be taking over from Alan? He sees he can't talk about what is to come (yet). I will certainly miss Alan's comments as I've been reading them since I started buying Record Mirror in the 80s...

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                                  • #19
                                    What do you think: Will we get the sales-numbers in future like in Alan's comments?
                                    The Singles-Chart-History with lots of artists and information:



                                    www.chart-history.net

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                                    • #20
                                      Originally posted by vdoerken View Post
                                      What do you think: Will we get the sales-numbers in future like in Alan's comments?
                                      I'm not sure though I hope we do as most people read Alan's charts analyses for the sales figures.

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                                      • #21
                                        By my estimation I knew Alan must be - or at least be approaching - 65, and so I was expecting his retirement sometime soon. It's certainly the end of an era - he's been covering the charts for most of my lifetime and it'll be strange not having his name associated with chart reportage. I know he became increasingly error-prone in recent years, but I'm hoping most will remember his work that was accurate, interesting and well-written, from the era when he presumably was far-more engaged with a lot of modern pop music than he would be now. Interesting to hear he's actually a UKMix member - it would be great to hear from him on this forum given the numerous insider insights a former MW chart consultant can bring. But I'll not hold my breath; besides knowing he'd be besieged by PMs asking for charty stuff not available elsewhere, I imagine he may remain under some sort of binding 'non-disclosure' agreement that would prevent him from spilling any OCC secrets in a non-official capacity. In any case, all the best to him in his well-earned retirement.

                                        As to Masterton taking over, I guess he does present as the most obvious replacement in the known music/charts journalism world. He'll have to adapt his style though and make it less personalised if his reportage is to fit the MW brief of just following the facts. I would imagine he of all people would appreciate the importance of citing sales figures, so hopefully he'll continue in the Jones vein there. There'll be an outcry from chartologists if he doesn't!

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                                        • #22
                                          Originally posted by Gambo View Post

                                          As to Masterton taking over, I guess he does present as the most obvious replacement in the known music/charts journalism world. He'll have to adapt his style though and make it less personalised if his reportage is to fit the MW brief of just following the facts. I would imagine he of all people would appreciate the importance of citing sales figures, so hopefully he'll continue in the Jones vein there. There'll be an outcry from chartologists if he doesn't!
                                          Again that is something he alludes to - the having to be less personalised - in his post, which this week doesn't feature any sales data!!! Hopefully as you say if he is taking over for Alan Jones then he does include the sales figures - especially with regards to ACR etc...

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                                          • #23
                                            For what stands ACR ?

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                                            • #24
                                              Originally posted by hardrockfan View Post
                                              For what stands ACR ?
                                              ACR = Accelerated Chart Ratio

                                              From BuzzJack:

                                              To help freshen the chart the OCC introduced the 'accelerated chart ratio' (ACR). This affects the ratio at which its streams are converted into sales. After a song has been in the chart for at least nine weeks, and has been in decline for three weeks in a row, its streaming points are effectively cut in half (its premium ratio will decrease from 1:100 to 1:200, and its ad-funded ratio likewise from 1:600 to 1:1200). A song can therefore be on ACR as early as week ten (though any song older than 3 years is automatically on ACR permanently, regardless of how long it has spent in the chart). A song not on ACR is considered to be on SCR ('standard chart ratio'). This rule has been in place since W/E 13/07/17.

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                                              • #25
                                                Thanks for explaing. Do you know how much streams are nessessary to eqail the Price of one Paid download track?

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