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    Official Singles Chart Top 100
    13 March 2020 - 19 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 1 15* The Weeknd ~ Blinding Lights
    2 2 10 Saint Jhn ~ Roses
    3 NE 1 Aitch and AJ Tracey ~ Rain
    4 3 12 Roddy Ricch ~ The Box
    5 6 19 Dua Lipa ~ Don't Start Now
    6 4 4 Billie Eilish ~ No Time To Die
    7 7 7 Joel Corry ~ Lonely
    8 13 6 Dua Lipa ~ Physical
    9 10 11 Doja Cat ~ Say So
    10 8 63 Lewis Capaldi ~ Someone You Loved
    11 9 5 Justin Bieber ft Quavo ~ Intentions
    12 12 9 Halsey ~ You Should Be Sad
    13 15 8 Eminem ft Juice Wrld ~ Godzilla
    14 11 9 Future ft Drake ~ Life Is Good
    15 5 2 Lady Gaga ~ Stupid Love
    16 16 9 Becky Hill ft Shift K3Y ~ Better Off Without You
    17 14 14 Harry Styles ~ Adore You
    18 19 32 Tones and I ~ Dance Monkey ***
    19 23 4 Sam Smith ~ To Die For
    20 20 50 Billie Eilish ~ Bad Guy
    21 18 14 Camila Cabello ft DaBaby ~ My Oh My
    22 17 17 Billie Eilish ~ Everything I Wanted
    23 21 17 Lewis Capaldi ~ Before You Go ***
    24 22 7 Harry Styles ~ Falling
    25 28 2 Mabel ~ Boyfriend
    26 NE 1 Da Beatfreakz ft Krept and Konan, D-Block Europe and Deno ~ Self-Obsessed
    27 25 8 Jonas Brothers ~ What A Man Gotta Do?
    28 26 16 Stormzy ft Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy ~ Own It ***
    29 27 33 Lewis Capaldi ~ Hold Me While You Wait
    30 24 10 Justin Bieber ~ Yummy
    31 29 7 J Hus ft Burna Boy ~ Play Play
    32 34 4 24kGoldn ~ City Of Angels
    33 36 5 Anne-Marie ~ Birthday
    34 35 4 Powfu ft Beabadoobee ~ Death Bed
    35 NE 1 Demi Lovato ~ I Love Me
    36 NE 1 Lil Uzi Vert ~ Baby Pluto
    37 NE 1 Lil Uzi Vert ~ P2

    38 33 5 Khalid and Disclosure ~ Know Your Worth
    39 NE 1 Benee ft Gus Dapperton ~ Supalonely
    40 31 3 Ashe ~ Moral Of The Story

    41 40 5 Lil Mosey ~ Blueberry Faygo
    42 32 11 Dermot Kennedy ~ Power Over Me
    43 30 3 The Weeknd ~ After Hours
    44 39 4 Pop Smoke ~ Dior
    45 38 49 Mabel ~ Don't Call Me Up
    46 37 11 Mustard ft Roddy Ricch ~ Ballin'
    47 80 2 Lil Uzi Vert ~ That Way
    48 43 3 Europa (Jax Jones and Martin Solveig ft Raye) ~ Tequila
    49 41 19 Arizona Zervas ~ Roxanne ***
    50 46 117 Ed Sheeran (ft Beyonce / Andrea Bocelli) ~ Perfect
    51 50 4 Surfaces ~ Sunday Best
    52 42 8 DigDat ft Aitch ~ Ei8ht Mile
    53 81 6 KSI ft Trippie Redd ~ Wake Up Call
    54 48 5 The Pussycat Dolls ~ React
    55 47 9 Roddy Ricch ft Mustard ~ High Fashion
    56 49 25 Maroon 5 ~ Memories ***
    57 58 7 Ali Gatie ~ What If I Told You I Love You
    58 RE 2 Doja Cat ~ Boss Bitch
    59 44 2 SZA and Justin Timberlake ~ The Other Side
    60 51 12 MK and Sonny Fodera ft Raphaella ~ One Night
    61 57 5 Nathan Dawe ft Jaykae ~ Flowers
    62 NE 1 Darkoo ft Hardy Caprio ~ Juicy
    63 54 5 M24 ft Tion Wayne ~ London
    64 NE 1 Jhené Aiko ft H.E.R. ~ B.S.
    65 68 28 Post Malone ~ Circles ***
    66 53 4 B Young ~ Wine
    67 56 9 Selena Gomez ~ Rare
    68 61 11 JP Saxe ft Julia Michaels ~ If The World Was Ending
    69 62 3 Young T and Bugsey ft Fredo ~ Bully Beef
    70 70 32 Lizzo ~ Good As Hell ***
    71 NE 1 Chunkz and Yung Filly ~ Clean Up
    72 64 16 Trevor Daniel ~ Falling ***
    73 65 5 Sam Fischer ~ This City
    74 59 8 Celeste ~ Stop This Flame
    75 63 22 Meduza, Becky Hill and Goodboys ~ Lose Control ***

    76 52 3 Aitch ~ Mice
    77 69 30 Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber ~ I Don't Care ***
    78 91 5 Niall Horan ~ No Judgement
    79 71 7 J Hus ft Koffee ~ Repeat
    80 82 11 Noah Cyrus ~ July
    81 RE 2 Tory Lanez ft Chris Brown ~ The Take
    82 76 50 Dave ft Burna Boy ~ Location ***
    83 60 4 Justin Bieber ft Post Malone and Clever ~ Forever
    84 NE 1 Jhené Aiko ~ P*$$y Fairy (OTW)
    85 89 53 AJ Tracey ~ Ladbroke Grove ***
    86 77 25 Jax Jones ft Ella Henderson ~ This Is Real ***
    87 55 2 Unknown T ~ Fresh Home
    88 83 30 Regard ~ Ride It ***
    89 67 5 Tobi and Manny ft Janellé ~ Destined For Greatness
    90 RE 36 Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello ~ Señorita ***
    91 84 3 Tom Grennan ~ This Is The Place
    92 75 7 M Huncho ~ Pee Pee
    93 88 4 Jay1 ft JB Scofield ~ Flex
    94 79 5 NSG ~ Ourself
    95 45 3 BTS (ft Sia) ~ On
    96 RE 29 Ed Sheeran ft Khalid ~ Beautiful People ***
    97 NE 1 Katy Perry ~ Never Worn White
    98 87 22 Endor ~ Pump It Up ***
    99 72 4 M Huncho ft D-Block Europe ~ Indulge
    100 RE 96 George Ezra ~ Shotgun ***




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    Official Albums Chart Top 100
    13 March 2020 - 19 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* Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott ~ Manchester Calling
    2 1 43 Lewis Capaldi ~ Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent
    3 NE 1 Lil Uzi Vert ~ Eternal Atake
    4 NE 1 Deacon Blue ~ City Of Love

    5 2 50 Billie Eilish ~ When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
    6 4 13 Harry Styles ~ Fine Line
    7 5 13 Stormzy ~ Heavy Is The Head
    8 8 35 Ed Sheeran ~ No.6 Collaborations Project
    9 NE 1 Lauv ~ How I'm Feeling
    10 14 27 Post Malone ~ Hollywood's Bleeding
    11 12 7 J Hus ~ Big Conspiracy
    12 10 8 Eminem ~ Music To Be Murdered By
    13 NE 1 Jhené Aiko ~ Chilombo
    14 3 3 BTS ~ Map Of The Soul: 7
    15 9 4 Justin Bieber ~ Changes
    16 15 32 Mabel ~ High Expectations
    17 19 158 Ed Sheeran ~ ÷ (Divide)
    18 20 884 Queen ~ Greatest Hits
    19 17 88 Billie Eilish ~ Don't Smile At Me
    20 6 2 Lil Baby ~ My Turn
    21 23 69 Fleetwood Mac ~ 50 Years: Don't Stop
    22 21 122 Elton John ~ Diamonds
    23 25 145 Dua Lipa ~ Dua Lipa
    24 22 29 Taylor Swift ~ Lover
    25 26 62 Jax Jones ~ Snacks
    26 NE 1 Rory Gallagher ~ Check Shirt Wizard: Live In '77
    27 16 53 Dave ~ Psychodrama
    28 NE 1 David Soul ~ Gold
    29 NE 1 The Fizz ~ Smoke & Mirrors

    30 27 24 Becky Hill ~ Get To Know
    31 35 340 Oasis ~ Time Flies... 1994-2009
    32 24 54 Tom Walker ~ What A Time To Be Alive
    33 31 400 Eminem ~ Curtain Call: The Hits
    34 29 5 Pop Smoke ~ Meet The Woo 2
    35 51 98 Post Malone ~ Beerbongs & Bentleys
    36 30 7 M Huncho ~ Huncholini The 1st
    37 34 35 Lizzo ~ Cuz I Love You
    38 41 7 Doja Cat ~ Hot Pink
    39 36 14 Roddy Ricch ~ Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial
    40 32 827 Fleetwood Mac ~ Rumours

    41 43 427 Oasis ~ (What's The Story) Morning Glory?
    42 37 103 George Ezra ~ Staying At Tamara's
    43 39 932 ABBA ~ Gold: Greatest Hits
    44 38 9 Selena Gomez ~ Rare
    45 40 253 The Beatles ~ 1
    46 44 87 Drake ~ Scorpion
    47 28 4 Tame Impala ~ The Slow Rush
    48 42 26 Sam Fender ~ Hypersonic Missiles
    49 49 99 XXXTentacion ~ ?
    50 56 8 Halsey ~ Manic
    51 33 4 A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie ~ Artist 2.0
    52 NE 1 The Shires ~ Greatest Hits ****compilation by their former label, released on eve of brand new album
    53 46 286 Queen ~ The Platinum Collection (Greatest Hits I, II & III)
    54 75 21 James Arthur ~ You
    55 48 24 D-Block Europe ~ PTSD [mixtape]
    56 50 64 Gerry Cinnamon ~ Erratic Cinematic
    57 52 312 Whitney Houston ~ The Ultimate Collection
    58 18 3 Ozzy Osbourne ~ Ordinary Man
    59 54 299 Ed Sheeran ~ ×
    60 80 349 Oasis ~ Definitely Maybe
    61 57 173 David Bowie ~ Legacy
    62 58 434 Michael Jackson ~ Number Ones
    63 61 279 Sam Smith ~ In The Lonely Hour
    64 60 65 Juice Wrld ~ Goodbye & Good Riddance
    65 RE 147 Post Malone ~ Stoney
    66 59 339 Arctic Monkeys ~ AM
    67 64 916 Bob Marley and The Wailers ~ Legend
    68 65 72 Jess Glynne ~ Always In Between
    69 55 23 Dermot Kennedy ~ Without Fear
    70 68 57 Ariana Grande ~ Thank U, Next
    71 71 25 Liam Gallagher ~ Why Me? Why Not.
    72 86 157 Stereophonics ~ Best Of Stereophonics: Decade In The Sun
    73 69 151 George Michael ~ Twenty Five
    74 70 278 Arctic Monkeys ~ Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
    75 66 11 D-Block Europe ~ Street Trauma [mixtape]

    76 7 2 Five Finger Death Punch ~ F8
    77 47 16 Rod Stewart with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ~ You're In My Heart
    78 84 178 Lady Gaga ~ The Fame
    79 13 2 Caribou ~ Suddenly
    80 76 132 Maroon 5 ~ Singles
    81 87 206 Red Hot Chili Peppers ~ Greatest Hits
    82 79 363 Amy Winehouse ~ Back To Black
    83 90 16 Michael Ball and Alfie Boe ~ Back Together
    84 74 169 The Killers ~ Direct Hits
    85 92 145 Stevie Wonder ~ The Definitive Collection
    86 83 84 Anne-Marie ~ Speak Your Mind
    87 78 14 Camila Cabello ~ Romance
    88 91 63 Green Day ~ Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band
    89 100 59 Phil Collins ~ The Singles
    90 11 2 James Taylor ~ American Standard
    91 77 167 The 1975 ~ The 1975
    92 97 54 AJ Tracey ~ AJ Tracey
    93 95 15 Stereophonics ~ Kind
    94 89 347 Foo Fighters ~ Greatest Hits
    95 RE 1**(29) Simple Minds ~ Street Fighting Years ****deluxe edition with new label credit
    96 99 56 Elvis Presley ~ The 50 Greatest Hits
    97 62 16 Coldplay ~ Everyday Life
    98 88 21 Summer Walker ~ Over It
    99 RE 214 Jess Glynne ~ I Cry When I Laugh
    100 82 6 Blossoms ~ Foolish Loving Spaces


    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; Sat March 14th, 2020, 00:42.
    Tony's Charts ft Hits / Albums (4th April 20) - Spray, Elephant Tree, Dua Lipa, Sazzie, Venus, Lizzy Farrall, Julien-K

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    Charts analysis: The Weeknd lights up the singles charts with fifth week at No.1

    by James Masterton

    British music lovers continue to be dazzled by the Blinding Lights of The Weeknd as the Canadian’s smash hit single notches up a third straight and fifth in total week at the very top of the charts. The track’s sales this week were down 5.3% at 60,545 including 55,365 from sales-equivalent streams.

    It takes the track’s cumulative total to 666,779 chart sales, and while there is little doubt this figure will continue to tick upwards for some time to come, it is still some distance short of the sales accumulated by Abel Tesfaye’s most popular hit to date. His 2016 collaboration with Daft Punk on the track Starboy has notched up 1,714,291 sales as of this week.

    Still waiting patiently in second place is Roses by Saint Jhn. Although sales are up a mere 0.7% on last week’s total (51,453), his 13th straight week of sales increases, it suggests that the track’s momentum is beginning to stall.

    Manchester rapper Aitch continues what is by any measure a quite extraordinary run of hits with what is now his fifth Top 10 hit single in the space of seven months (a sixth if one also counts his appearance on a remix of Ed Sheeran’s Take Me Back To London). The latest product from his new label services deal with Caroline International, brand new single Rain smashes its way onto the chart this week, handing him his highest new entry to date at No.3 (50,468 sales). For the moment a personal chart best that is second only to the No.2 scaled by Taste (Make It Shake) in August last year. Rain is a collaboration with AJ Tracey, who returns to the Top 10 for the first time since the extended chart run of Ladbroke Grove last year. The single also bears a performers credit for Grammy-nominated American producer Tay Keith, this is enough to ensure it becomes his own British chart debut.

    Completing the Top 5: The Box by Roddy Ricch at No.4 (42,828 sales) and Don’t Start Now from Dua Lipa at No.5 (36,782 sales). Speaking of Ms Lipa, her promotion of newer single Physical levelled-up this week with the release of a tongue in cheek video which re-casts the song as the soundtrack to a gym workout. After five weeks knocking on the door, the track finally advances 13-8 (34,389 sales) to give the star her 8th Top 10 hit single.

    Exiting the Top 10 are Intentions from Justin Bieber and Quavo (No.11 with 30,800 sales), and last week’s highest new entry Stupid Love by Lady Gaga whose sales dip 36.6% to 26,001, sending the single plummeting 5-15.

    Mind you these days it isn’t so much where you land in week one but rather direction you are moving in weeks three and four that counts.

    On that basis Sam Smith has much to cheer. Current hit To Die For opened at No.20 a fortnight ago and experienced a reverse last week, falling back No.25. This week, the single rebounds and in fact notches up a brand new peak as it reaches No.19 with sales of 22,028.

    South London brothers Obi and Uche aka Da Beakfreakz are slowly making their way up the ladder. Charting at No.70 with Pumpy in 2018 and No.32 in 2019 with Motorola they this week make the Top 30 for the very first time Self-Obsessed lands smartly at No.26. As with previous singles from the American-mentored super producers, the track features a cast of thousands on featured vocals. This time around the track is a showcase for D Block Europe, Krept & Konan and longtime collaborator Deno who has been constant on their hits to date.

    Demi Lovato is the chart pundit’s nightmare, blowing hot and cold with alternate single releases to make the prospects of her singles almost impossible to call. Absent from the UK charts since 2018 she returns with new single I Love Me, the song features the kind of confessional lyrics and fragmented production which American pop is currently enamoured with. It charts at No.35 (14,262 sales) to give Lovato her 12th Top 40 hit.

    Rapper Lil Uzi Vert is the streaming king of the week. Tracks from his Top 3 album Eternal Atake pepper the singles chart to the fullest extent permissable. He is No.36 with Baby Pluto (14,044 sales), No.37 with P2 (13,998 sales) and No.47 with That Way (10,992 sales). A further ten tracks are found within the bounds of the Top 100.

    Singles sales are up 0.3% week-on-week at 20,988,766, a rise of 18% on the Week 11, 2019 total of 17,775,443. Paid-for sales are down 6.4% and stand at 506,964, for the second time this year a new record-low for the post-April 2005 download era, their lowest since Week 9, 2005 when just 469,416 singles were sold.

    © Music Week



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    • #3
      Charts analysis: Manchester Calling gives Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott beautiful No.1 album

      by James Masterton

      Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott enjoyed three No.1 albums together as members of The Beautiful South back in the 1990s. Reforming as a duo five years ago, the pair have to date released two hit albums, but this week their third becomes the biggest of them all.

      Manchester Calling bursts through the pile in a frantic week for new releases to sit comfortably at No.1. It is an old-school chart-topper in every sense of the word. Of its 20,422 chart sales, a full 19,274 - 94% of the total – were physical copies.

      Taking this week’s album streaming crown is rap star, Lil Uzi Vert, charging in at No.3 with Eternal Atake. The second studio album for the American rapper, following his 2017 debut with Luv Is Rage 2, the 18 song collection sees the performer take on three different personas with six tracks apiece performed by ‘Baby Pluto’, ‘Renji’ and finally as himself. Unavailable physically, the album notched up 10,898 chart sales across the week, a mere 183 of them digital downloads.

      Why have one act whose origins lie in the late 1980s in the Top 5 when you can have two? New at No.4 this week is City Of Love from Deacon Blue, this the ninth studio album from the Scottish group, their fourth since they reunited in 2012 after a hiatus. The new work opens with sales of 7,415 copies, an impressive increase on the 4,098 posted by their last release, Believers, in its opening week in September 2016. The result is Deacon Blue’s sixth Top 10 album, their first since hits collection Our Town climbed to the summit in 1994. Having first hit the heights with When The World Knows Your Name in 1989, their span of Top 10 albums is now just shy of 31 years. Only one Scottish act can better that: Simple Minds whose 2018 Top 10 album Walk Between Worlds arrived a mere 35 and a half years after their first.

      Home to his Top 40 hits including I’m So Tired, American singer Lauv’s debut album How I’m Feeling is the fourth-highest new entry of the week at No.9 (4,568 sales).

      Jhene Aiko began her career while just a teenager, as an associate member of the otherwise all-male R&B group B2K. Despite enthusiasm for her potential as a solo artist, she held out for some years before finally releasing her own music. Having reached No.23 with her debut Souled Out and No.56 with the follow-up Trip, the 31-year-old American singer this week takes a bold step towards mainstream recognition. Her third album Chilombo becomes her highest-charting effort to date, landing at No.13 with 4,350 sales.

      Irish blues and folk singer Rory Gallagher passed away in 2015, but his legacy has been kept alive ever since with a consistent string of posthumous compilations including Blues, which hit No.17 in June last year. Now, he returns to the album chart once more with Check Shirt Wizard – Live In ’77, a 20-song collection culled from a tour he undertook that year in support of his album Calling Card. The collection charts at No.26 (2,872 sales), the first time he has had back to back Top 30 albums since 1973.

      American singer and actor David Soul achieved enormous success on the singles chart in 1977, topping it twice and enjoying two further Top 10 hits. His albums appeal was slightly more limited, his chart history restricted to a pair of discs released that same year, although both also made the Top 10. This week, he registers an appearance on the album chart for the first time since February 1978 as hits collection Gold lands at No.28 (2,813 sales).

      Legally barred from using their old name, three-quarters of the ’80s stars formerly known as Bucks Fizz have been performing as The Fizz since 2015, and returned to both the studio and the charts two years later with comeback album The F-Z Of Pop. They return this week with second album Smoke And Mirrors, which charts at No.29 (2,808 sales). If we consider their chart career a direct extension of the ‘old’ Bucks Fizz, then this is now their 6th Top 30 album, a run stretching back to their self-titled debut which hit No.14 in 1981. Total album sales stand at 1,680,152, up 0.8% on last week.

      Covid-19 is already impacting the music business with conferences and tours postponed and some festivals also in doubt. Attention will soon turn to how a self-isolating population will affect the sales market. For now, sales remain buoyant – 297,575 physical discs were sold this week, just under 18% of the total market.

      © Music Week

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Robbie View Post

        Irish blues and folk singer Rory Gallagher passed away in 2015, but his legacy has been kept alive ever since with a consistent string of posthumous compilations including Blues, which hit No.17 in June last year. Now, he returns to the album chart once more with Check Shirt Wizard – Live In ’77, a 20-song collection culled from a tour he undertook that year in support of his album Calling Card. The collection charts at No.26 (2,872 sales), the first time he has had back to back Top 30 albums since 1973.
        Close! He died in 1995.
        Last edited by Shakyfan; Fri March 13th, 2020, 20:20.

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        • #5
          And no mention of The Shires - Greatest Hits at 52. Their former label releasing an old-fashioned "spoiler" compilation with four unreleased songs. Their new album on their new label just came out. Looks like he'll only ever go below 50 on a quiet week. chart analysis UK.
          Tony's Charts ft Hits / Albums (4th April 20) - Spray, Elephant Tree, Dua Lipa, Sazzie, Venus, Lizzy Farrall, Julien-K

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          • #6
            ^
            there's not much sales information at all this week.

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            • #7

              From Music Week Chart Pack:

              The Weeknd - Blinding Lights (Republic/XO)

              This week’s sales: 60,545 | Downloads: 5139 |
              Streams: 55,365 |Total sales to date: 666,779 |

              Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott - Manchester Calling

              This week’s sales: 20,402 | Physical: 19,274 | Downloads: 891 |
              Streams: 237 |Total sales to date: 20,422 |

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                ]Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott enjoyed three No.1 albums together as members of The Beautiful South back in the 1990s. Reforming as a duo five years ago, the pair have to date released two hit albums, but this week their third becomes the biggest of them all
                James not having a good week! It's their 4th hit album.


                01.05.2014 What Have We Become (No 3)
                05.11.2015 Wisdom Laughter & Lines (No 4)
                03.08.2017 Crooked Calypso (No 2)

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                • #9
                  This is Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott’s fourth album together (not three as the summary states):

                  What Have We Become (May 2014) - No. 3
                  Wisdom, Laughter and Lines (Oct 2015) - No 4
                  Crooked Calypso (July 2017) - No 2
                  Manchester Calling (March 2020) - No 1

                  I love how consistently well Paul Heaton charts and sells - and absolutely love the new album!

                  His fifth Top 10 album since since 2014, 18th Top 10 since 1986 (I think including his solo, Beautiful South and Housemartin releases) and his first No. 1 since 1998 (which takes me right back to my teenage years listening to Quench on repeat)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dommers50000 View Post
                    I love how consistently well Paul Heaton charts and sells - and absolutely love the new album!
                    He has written some amazing songs! Of the more recent stuff I've loved 7" Singles on The Last King of Pop and the new single "You And Me (Were Meant To Be Together), the video for which is brilliant! I recommend you to check it out if you were a fan of Brookside.

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                    • #11
                      "Smoke and Mirrors" - # 6 in sales chart.
                      My celebrity crushes : Monika Sedziuviene, Kristina Ivanova (YVA).

                      Dreamer, you must to visit Lithuania and see/listen a live concert of your YVA strawberries.

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                      • #12
                        Eminem's Curtain Call passes 400 weeks, as it's #33 on this week's chart. However it's not in the sales top 100, physical sales top 100, or digital sales top 100.

                        It's time to discuss how Greatest Hits albums get their popularity incorrectly inflated by streams. They assign the streams of all an artist's hit singles to the album. However most of the time when people stream these hits, they're not streaming from GH albums. You could be listening to The Eminem Show album, and Without Me's streams would go to the Greatest Hits.

                        If an artist like Ed Sheeran released a Greatest Hits in the streaming era, it would practically chart top 10 every single week, whether people are actually streaming the album itself, because all of his huge singles would have their streams combined towards it every week. Thus the actual popularity of the GH becomes largely inflated.

                        Also, if NOW Compilations don't have streams of their 50 hit tracklists included in their totals, why should Greatest Hits? It's unfair to have compilations that have dozens of radio hits across various studio albums get their streaming compared to single studio albums.
                        Last edited by iHypeMusic; Fri March 20th, 2020, 00:12.

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                        • #13
                          ^
                          I agree that the way streams are allocated to both the studio album and one Greatest Hits type album needs changing. However for some acts it's likely that people are streaming the Greatest Hits / Best Of type album rather than the studio album. I'm thinking of albums like 'Gold' by Abba, I doubt many people are playing those tracks from the various studio albums.

                          The rule about allocating streams where an act has tracks on more than one Greatest Hits type album also needs some clarification. The rule appears to be very clear: the streams are allocated to the Greatest Hits album that has the most paid for sales in a week unless the label specifically nominates a hits title in advance. But for Queen this doesn't seem quite so clear. Over the past year and a half it has been a bit confusing which of their hits albums is attracting which streaming sales. It was clear when the Bohemian Rhapsody OST was selling the most, where a track appeared on that album and on any other Queen album BR OST was given all streams. The other two main Queen hits albums, 'Greatest Hits' and 'The Platinum Collection' rose up and fell down the charts according to which album was the better seller though everything post 1980 went to TPC if GH was the better seller.

                          For a while BR OST still attracted streams even when it had long become the third best selling album of the BR OST, GH and TPC trilogy. At the end of last year all streams started to be allocated to either Greatest Hits or The Platinum Collection. However, and this is where the confusion arises, from what I can see streams of any tracks on Greatest Hits are allocated to GH regardless of whether it is the first or second best selling Queen hits album. They do not seem to be allocated to The Platinum Collection when that is the best selling Queen hits album. Streams of any other Queen tracks on The Platinum Collection (in other words the tracks on Greatest Hits II and Greatest Hits III) are allocated to TPC. Has the record label chosen for streams to be allocated in this way and has the OCC allowed it? If so, allocating streams in this way means that both Greatest Hits and The Platinum Collection are given streaming sales boosts. Hopefully what I've just posted makes sense (it's late!).

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                          • #14
                            I like the rule that if an album has got let's say 12 tracks, the streams of the least popular track should be used as the album's streaming number counting towards the charts. I'm not a streaming guy, so is there a way that streams only count towards the charts for greatest hits albums if people actually listen to the whole thing rather than just single songs? I agree, a million people listening to 'Without Me' exclusively doesn't mean that 'Curtain Calls' is popular at the moment.
                            ~ representing the LBC ~

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by theMathematician View Post
                              I like the rule that if an album has got let's say 12 tracks, the streams of the least popular track should be used as the album's streaming number counting towards the charts. I'm not a streaming guy, so is there a way that streams only count towards the charts for greatest hits albums if people actually listen to the whole thing rather than just single songs? I agree, a million people listening to 'Without Me' exclusively doesn't mean that 'Curtain Calls' is popular at the moment.
                              For the UK album charts the streams of the two most popular tracks on an album are reduced (the OCC terms this "neutralised") down to the average of the next 10 tracks. That includes both studio albums and hits albums. This reduction, or neutralisation, is aimed at reducing the effect of one or two big hit tracks on studio album sales but the same rule also applies to hit albums. So if 'Without Me' was by far the most streamed Eminem track on 'Curtain Call' with the others far behind its streams would be reduced to an average of the 3rd to 12th most streamed tracks. As a result, unless other tracks were also popular, 'Curtain Call' wouldn't get many streaming sales.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                                ^
                                I agree that the way streams are allocated to both the studio album and one Greatest Hits type album needs changing. However for some acts it's likely that people are streaming the Greatest Hits / Best Of type album rather than the studio album. I'm thinking of albums like 'Gold' by Abba, I doubt many people are playing those tracks from the various studio albums.

                                The rule about allocating streams where an act has tracks on more than one Greatest Hits type album also needs some clarification. The rule appears to be very clear: the streams are allocated to the Greatest Hits album that has the most paid for sales in a week unless the label specifically nominates a hits title in advance. But for Queen this doesn't seem quite so clear. Over the past year and a half it has been a bit confusing which of their hits albums is attracting which streaming sales. It was clear when the Bohemian Rhapsody OST was selling the most, where a track appeared on that album and on any other Queen album BR OST was given all streams. The other two main Queen hits albums, 'Greatest Hits' and 'The Platinum Collection' rose up and fell down the charts according to which album was the better seller though everything post 1980 went to TPC if GH was the better seller.

                                For a while BR OST still attracted streams even when it had long become the third best selling album of the BR OST, GH and TPC trilogy. At the end of last year all streams started to be allocated to either Greatest Hits or The Platinum Collection. However, and this is where the confusion arises, from what I can see streams of any tracks on Greatest Hits are allocated to GH regardless of whether it is the first or second best selling Queen hits album. They do not seem to be allocated to The Platinum Collection when that is the best selling Queen hits album. Streams of any other Queen tracks on The Platinum Collection (in other words the tracks on Greatest Hits II and Greatest Hits III) are allocated to TPC. Has the record label chosen for streams to be allocated in this way and has the OCC allowed it? If so, allocating streams in this way means that both Greatest Hits and The Platinum Collection are given streaming sales boosts. Hopefully what I've just posted makes sense (it's late!).
                                Thanks for pointing out a lot of this stuff. The Queen debacle is both interesting, and highlights how streaming-era rules need to be re-evaluated. I do think in the streaming era it's just unfair overall to compare hit compilations to normal studio albums on charts/consumption. The former is a bunch of huge hits from across various different studio albums cherrypicked, then combined onto an album. In an era where individual plays are measured and combined, it's very much an untouchable advantage when the former has all the biggest songs that attract plays combined onto one release. People just aren't going to stream/visit album tracks as much as they do 20 #1 hits combined under one release.

                                Also GH's tend to ofcourse get very similar static streams each week. A similar amount of people revisit Eminem, MJ, Beatles, Elvis etc top hits each week. They'll just hog up upper positions of the charts for years and decades on end. Ultimately if the GH's hog up the album chart, it just becomes a comparison of singles discography popularity, rather than tracking individual album success.
                                Last edited by iHypeMusic; Fri March 20th, 2020, 03:02.

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                                  The only way around the above would be to move all Hits type albums to a separate chart. Possibly there could be a time from release when the album would still qualify for the main chart but once a point from release date is reached, say 105 or 156 weeks, the album then moves to this new chart. One problem there - how is a hits album defined? If the album has an obvious title like Greatest Hits or The Best Of it's usually self-explanatory. But artists like Jax Jones just keep adding new tracks to an album (his 'Snacks' album started life as an EP in 2018 and has grown in size on at least two occasions through the addition of a number of tracks) to make what is effectively a "best of" playlist.

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                                    As far as I can see all the Best Of albums are the same ones that were charting 5 years, and 10 years ago, and also 15 years, and 20 years past. I don't see any relevant increase of these samplers in the chart as they clearly were also doing well as physicals and downloads.
                                    There are 14 Gratest Hits sets in the Top 75 and there's an explanation for some odd ones why they are on the rise at the very moment (newly released music, promotion campaign, etc.). Only one manages to be in the Top 20.
                                    This situation doesn't bother me at all and is a reflection of how the UK charts have always been.Every country has its own dynamic and predilection. I wouldn't like the chart to be tampered with again to create something utterly artificial which leads to even more confusion.
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