Some interesting facts about Greatest Hits posted over in the ABBA sales thread by Zeus555
ALBUMS WITH THE MOST UK TOP 75 WEEKS (Zeus55 Totals)
1-Legend -- Bob Marley & The Wailers -- 545 Weeks
2-ABBA Gold -- ABBA -- 526 Weeks
3-Greatest Hits (One) -- Queen -- 518 Weeks
The OCC say 524 Top 75 Weeks, for the Queen Compilation.
They give it 7 Weeks too many. They include the 7 Top 75 Weeks of
a Double CD, (Greatest Hits I & II), from 1994. That was a No.37 Hit,
but its 7 Top 75 Weeks should not be included in the Chart Run of the
1981 Greatest Hits Album. So, we remove 7 Weeks from The OCC Total
= 517 Weeks. Then we add in a No.73 Week, for W/E 9th October 1982
= 518 Weeks. For some reason, The OCC miss out that 1982 No.73 Position.
The UK Album Chart has been a Top 100 for many Years. This includes 12th September 1992
to February 5th 1994. However, The OCC only have Top 75's for that, (1992 to 1994), period.
The OCC give Greatest Hits (One) by Queen, 788 Top 100 Weeks. That is
wrong. You have to remove the 7 Top 100 Weeks of the 1994 Double CD. That
gives 781 Weeks. Then you add in the No.73 Top 100 Week that they miss out,
from October 1982. That gives 782 Weeks. So, that is its real Top 100 Weeks,
from the Charts that The OCC have. The Queen Album loses 32 Top 100 Weeks
from September 1992 to W/E 5th February 1994, as The OCC only has Top 75's.
So, that's 782 Weeks + 32 = 814 Top 100 Weeks. So, the Queen Album was really
the 1st UK Album to reach 800 Top 100 Weeks, 14 Weeks ago. But, The OCC don't
have 32 of its Top 100 Positions.....
So according to Zeus555 Greatest Hits weeks on chart should be as follows
Top75 Weeks = 519 (Including this week) Officially 525
Top100 weeks = 815 (Including this week) Officially 789