UK OCC Chart Midweek Thread: 2017

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Postby KokoCollino » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:28 am

Drake is occupying 22 spots of the Spotify UK Top 50 with his new mixtape. Imagine this was his new album and not just the mixtape :lol:
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Postby Satchmo76 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:35 am

Drake deliberately put 22 tracks on it in order to break his own Billboard record for most Hot 100 entries on one chart, which stands at 20.

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/20 ... t-an-album
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Postby Biebz » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:15 am

The OCC will be forced to do something now. Ed having 16 tracks in the Top 20 was already ludicrous in some people's eyes but having almost the entire Top 40 taken over by 2 artists is likely too big to ignore.
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Postby jszmiles » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:35 pm

I think Drake won't put that many tracks inside top 40... maybe they all will reach top 100 but I don't see them charting as high as Ed's
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Postby ShayLaB » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:45 pm

I was against a change even after ÷ because it was an abberation. Those levels of album sales only happened before twice and this is the only time the singles chart was so adversely impacted. If it transpires that it will happen twice in a month them that's a problem. If (say) 25 of the Top 40 are by only two artists it starts to appear rather daft.
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Postby Robbie » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:07 pm

Monday 20 March Update

Singles

1 Ed Sheeran - Shape of You (30,879)
2 Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl (28,940)
3 Ed Sheeran - Castle on the Hill (15,551)
4 The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This
5 Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson - Symphony (13,023) *

6-10
6 Martin Jensen - Solo Dance
7 Anne-Marie - Ciao Adios
8 Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley - Chained to the Rhythm
9 Zedd & Alessia Cara - Stay

11-20
11 Jax Jones feat. RAYE - You Don't Know Me
12 Rag'n'Bone Man - Human
14 Calvin Harris feat. Frank Ocean & Migos - Slide
15 Kygo & Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me
19 Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa - Scared to Be Lonely

21-30
21 Julia Michaels - Issues
24 Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
27 Lorde - Green Light
28 Dua Lipa - Be the One
30 Martin Solveig feat. Ina Wroldsen - Places *

31-40
32 Maroon 5 feat. Future - Cold
40 The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk - I Feel It Coming ^

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Albums

1 Ed Sheeran - ÷ (94,177)
2 Depeche Mode - Spirit (17,595) *
3 Vera Lynn - 100 (14,874) *
4 Drake - More Life (14,163) *
5 Rag'n'Bone Man - Human

6-10
6 Zara Larsson - So Good (8,206) *
8 Motion Picture Cast Recording - Beauty and the Beast (OST)

11-20
12 Adele - 25
19 George Michael - Ladies and Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael
20 Michael Ball & Alfie Boe - Together

21-30
21 The Shires - My Universe ^
22 Rick Ross - Rather You Than Me *
24 Daniel O'Donnell - Back Home Again
25 Whitney Houston - The Ultimate Collection
27 Frances - Things I’ve Never Said *
30 The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club ^

31-40
34 Real Estate - In Mind *
35 Spoon - Hot Thoughts *
40 Conor Oberst - Salutations *
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Postby Robbie » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:13 pm

^
Congratulations to Vera Lynn who charts at number 3 on the albums chart with the appropriately titled '100' since today is her 100th birthday. She scored a number 1 album back in September 2009 with 'We'll Meet Again', a best of album. Back then she was the oldest ever artist (at the age of 92) to have a number 1 album and in doing so knocked 'Humbug' by the Arctic Monkeys from the top. Sadly I doubt she'll be able to do the same to Ed though...
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Postby Blondini » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:08 pm

^the album is called Vera Lynn 100 - OCC yet again removing an act's name from the title as though it's an irrelevance. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vera_Lynn_100
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KokoCollino wrote:Drake is occupying 22 spots of the Spotify UK Top 50 with his new mixtape. Imagine this was his new album and not just the mixtape :lol:
no difference these days. Given that he deliberately didn't make videos so people had to stream the songs. And Radio 1 will still playlist a bunch of his tracks if they chart high enough.

Oh and it's not a mixtape, it's a (his words) playlist.

OCC still failing to update their charts on time. Top 100 singles update was late and we're still waiting for top 100 albums. :roll:
http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/al ... rt-update/
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Postby KokoCollino » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:55 pm

^ Well I'm convinced if this was one of his "pop" albums with more mainstream appeal and regular singles, this would've been even more huge! This is not a regular Drake studio album
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Postby Blondini » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:49 am

Top 100 albums is finally up on OCC site. :roll:
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Postby Gambo » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:04 pm

So no sign of the dreaded Drake so far as of the Monday update then? One can only hope that the impact of individually-bought or streamed tracks from that album is minimised come the close of the frame; at least nothing like on the Sheeran scale at any rate. The fewer Drake tracks in the Top 10/20/50/100 would in my opinion not just be in the interests of retaining some diversity and credibility for the chart per se at this difficult time of stream-led saturation, but also would have the benefit of reducing the prevalence of the crap doggerel he usually throws up in the charts.

It does make one wonder how long it will be before we have another Ed situation though. It did seem underwritable with 'Divide' as it seemed like such an irregular occurrence - that sort of numbers of album and track sales in a generally declining market and only a small number of acts currently able to command that kind of mass-invasion in the streaming sector. But doubtless it won't be long before the awkward closing-out of the upper echelon by one artist happens again. Keen as I've always been to retain a formula that keeps the chart as restriction-free and true as possible, even I'd have to grudgingly accept we can't have that scenario occurring too often if the chart is to maintain any kind of cred.
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Postby Satchmo76 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:22 pm

Does the Monday update include streams?
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Postby Robbie » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:20 pm

Tuesday Top 40 Update

Missing Data: Spotify (Monday)

Singles

1 Ed Sheeran - Shape of You (45.0k)
2 Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl (41.7k)
3 Ed Sheeran - Castle on the Hill (23.0k)
4 The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This (20.5k)
5 Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson - Symphony (18.7k) *

6-10
6 Martin Jensen - Solo Dance
7 Anne-Marie - Ciao Adios
8 Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley - Chained to the Rhythm
10 Zedd & Alessia Cara - Stay

11-20
12 Jax Jones feat. RAYE - You Don't Know Me
13 Rag'n'Bone Man - Human
15 Calvin Harris feat. Frank Ocean & Migos - Slide
16 Kygo & Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me

21-30
22 Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa - Scared to Be Lonely
23 Drake - Passionfruit *
25 Drake feat. Giggs - KMT *
26 Julia Michaels - Issues
27 Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
30 Drake feat. Giggs - No Long Talk *

31-40
31 Lorde - Green Light
34 Martin Solveig feat. Ina Wroldsen - Places *
37 Maroon 5 feat. Future - Cold

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Albums

1 Ed Sheeran - ÷ (120.0k)
2 Drake - More Life (30.6k) *
3 Vera Lynn - 100 (21.2k) *
4 Depeche Mode - Spirit (19.2k) *
5 Rag'n'Bone Man - Human (15.4k)

6-10
6 Zara Larsson - So Good *
8 Motion Picture Cast Recording - Beauty and the Beast (OST)

11-20
12 Adele - 25
18 George Michael - Ladies and Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael
20 Michael Ball & Alfie Boe - Together

21-30
21 The Shires - My Universe ^
23 Rick Ross - Rather You Than Me *
25 The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club ^

31-40
31 Frances - Things I’ve Never Said *
35 Vera Lynn - National Treasure: The Ultimate Collection ^

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Postby Robbie » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:25 pm

Satchmo76 wrote:Does the Monday update include streams?
It does but think these will only be streams from Friday and Saturday. For whatever reason, since streaming was incorporated into the Singles chart in July 2014, streams from the previous day have never been included in any midweeks chart. And for the weekly chart compiled on a Friday streams for a Thursday have apparently never been available either. I believe that for the final chart the OCC have to estimate streams for the Thursday using a methodology they have never disclosed but which is probably based on the pattern of streams for each track during the other 6 days of the chart sales week.
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Postby Satchmo76 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:10 am

It doesn't look like Drake is going to interrupt the Sheeran dominance significantly: Top 3 singles, No. 1 album seem locked in.

No Chuck Berry in the Top 40 albums?
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Postby Robbie » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:20 pm

Wednesday Update

Singles

1 Ed Sheeran - Shape of You (53,540)
2 Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl (49,834)
3 Ed Sheeran - Castle on the Hill (27,299)
4 The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This (24,676)
5 Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson - Symphony (22,846) *

6-10
6 Martin Jensen - Solo Dance
7 Anne-Marie - Ciao Adios
9 Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley - Chained to the Rhythm
10 Zedd & Alessia Cara - Stay

11-20
11 Drake - Passionfruit *
13 Jax Jones feat. RAYE - You Don't Know Me
14 Calvin Harris feat. Frank Ocean & Migos - Slide
17 Kygo & Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me
18 Drake feat. Giggs - KMT *

21-30
22 Drake feat. Giggs - No Long Talk *
24 Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa - Scared to Be Lonely
26 Julia Michaels - Issues
27 Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
30 Drake - Blem *

31-40
32 Lorde - Green Light
34 Drake feat. Black Coffee & Jorja Smith - Get It Together *
36 Martin Solveig feat. Ina Wroldsen - Places *
38 Maroon 5 feat. Future - Cold
40 Drake - Free Smoke *

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Albums

1 Ed Sheeran - ÷ (139,380)
2 Drake - More Life (39,228) *
3 Vera Lynn - 100 (26,120) *
4 Depeche Mode - Spirit (20,009) *
5 Rag'n'Bone Man - Human (18,008)

6-10
6 Zara Larsson - So Good *
8 Motion Picture Cast Recording - Beauty and the Beast (OST)

11-20
12 Adele - 25
18 George Michael - Ladies and Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael
19 Michael Ball & Alfie Boe - Together

21-30
21 The Shires - My Universe ^
22 Daniel O'Donnell - Back Home Again
24 Whitney Houston - The Ultimate Collection
25 Rick Ross - Rather You Than Me *
28 The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club ^

31-40
31 Vera Lynn - National Treasure: The Ultimate Collection ^
32 Celine Dion - My Love: The Essential Collection
34 Frances - Things I’ve Never Said *

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Postby Blondini » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:43 pm

Satchmo76 wrote:It doesn't look like Drake is going to interrupt the Sheeran dominance significantly: Top 3 singles, No. 1 album seem locked in.

No Chuck Berry in the Top 40 albums?
or top 100 as of Monday. The people that would buy such albums would be looking for physicals which may be low in supply. Though he has two top 40 sets on iTunes. That won't be enough to be top 40 nationally without physical equivalents.

There's box set at 31 on Amazon physical chart. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultimate-Chuck ... huck+berry
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Postby Robbie » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:02 pm

Monday 27 March Update

Singles

1 Ed Sheeran - Shape of You (27.5k)
2 Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl (26.2k)
3 Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson - Symphony (18.3k)
4 Drake - Passionfruit (17.8k)
5 Ed Sheeran - Castle on the Hill (14.4k)

6-10
7 Anne-Marie - Ciao Adios
9 Rag'n'Bone Man - Human
10 Kygo & Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me

11-20
11 Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley - Chained to the Rhythm
13 Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
14 Jax Jones feat. RAYE - You Don't Know Me
16 Calvin Harris feat. Frank Ocean & Migos - Slide
17 Julia Michaels - Issues
18 ZAYN feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR - Still Got Time *

21-30
21 Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa - Scared to Be Lonely
24 Rag'n'Bone Man - Skin ^
27 Stormzy - Big for You Boots
28 The Chainsmokers - Paris
29 Lorde - Green Light

31-40
32 Dua Lipa - Be the One ^
35 Maroon 5 feat. Future - Cold ^
38 Little Mix - Touch ^
39 Martin Solveig & Ina Wroldsen - Places ^

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Albums

1 Ed Sheeran - Divide (123.7k)
2 Take That - Wonderland (95.8k) *
3 Rag'n'Bone Man - Human (22.7k)
4 James Blunt - The Afterlove (17.2k) *
5 Vera Lynn - Vera Lynn 100 (16.3k)

6-10
9 Jesus & Mary Chain - Damage & Joy *
10 Michael Ball & Alfie Boe - Together

11-20
12 Creeper - Eternity In Your Arms *
18 Steel Panther - Lower the Bar *
19 Michael Buble - Nobody But Me ^
20 Daniel O'Donnell - Back Home Again

21-30
24 Steve Hackett - The Night Siren *
25 Take That - Never Forget: The Ultimate Collection ^
29 Paul McCartney - Flowers in the Dirt ^

31-40
31 Emeli Sande - Long Live the Angels *
33 Phil Collins - The Singles ^
36 Jethro Tull - The String Quartets *
38 Robbie Williams - The Heavy Entertainment Show ^
39 Olly Murs - 24 HRS ^
40 Trey Songz - Tremaine: The Album *
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Postby jszmiles » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:13 pm

OUCH at Take That being beaten by such huge gap.
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Postby Blondini » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:51 pm

Album at 36 isn't actually Jethro Tull - it's by their leader Ian Anderson and a string quartet.
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Postby Robbie » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:48 pm

Blondini wrote:Album at 36 isn't actually Jethro Tull - it's by their leader Ian Anderson and a string quartet.
Someone needs to tell the OCC! I've just checked, and it's officially credited to Jethro Tull...
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Postby ShayLaB » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:19 pm

jszmiles wrote:OUCH at Take That being beaten by such huge gap.
A boy band selling nearly 100,000 copies in 3 days, 27 years after forming is unprecedented. There is absolutely nothing disappointing about their sales figures. Quite the opposite really.
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Postby Wayne » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:21 pm

Totally agreed. ^
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Postby jszmiles » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:24 pm

ShayLaB wrote:
jszmiles wrote:OUCH at Take That being beaten by such huge gap.
A boy band selling nearly 100,000 copies in 3 days, 27 years after forming is unprecedented. There is absolutely nothing disappointing about their sales figures. Quite the opposite really.
I didn't say its disappointing, I am just a bit shocked they are not even close to Ed's 3rd week's sales

I wouldn't call them a "boy" band anymore :lol: since they're in their late 40s (?)
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Postby Satchmo76 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:54 pm

They are doing better than Drake did. Sheeran just seems like a freak force at this point; it's not just chart rules that make him seem huge.
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