UK OCC Charts: Top Singles / Albums of 2018

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Postby beredy » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:54 pm

Dua Lipa rules. 3 songs in Top 20. Amazing.

Also Mr. Brightside being #80 makes me really happy. The Killers deserved more success with their later albums, but if they can't have it then at least one surefire classic isn't a bad thing.
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Postby theMathematician » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:04 pm

^^ According to Wikipedia, it has to do with 'the song's popularity at parties, its popularity on streaming services, and the continued presence of The Killers as a popular live band in the UK'. UK people surely don't seem to be fed up with it - after 15 (!) years.
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Postby jszmiles » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:07 am

a bit weird to see Thank U next only #68 after 6 weeks reign
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Postby Robbie » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:27 am

jszmiles wrote:a bit weird to see Thank U next only #68 after 6 weeks reign
These days the Year End chart has gone from being a 100m sprint to a 10k race... it's now going to be impossible for tracks released in the last 3 months of the year to get inside the top 40. It's no longer about which tracks can sell the most in one or two weeks but which tracks can stick around the longest over the year.
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Postby Blondini » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:40 pm

Albums are up.
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Postby thankfulforkelly » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:45 pm

Blondini wrote:Albums are up.
Can they be posted on here? I can’t see them on the OCC’s website
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Postby Wayne » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:47 pm

^ They’re on page one.
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Postby Blondini » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:50 pm

First post. Sorry. :D
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Postby thankfulforkelly » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:52 pm

Blondini wrote:First post. Sorry. :D
Thank you :)
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Postby jszmiles » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:21 pm

Top 20 with EXACT figures from the ERA:
Artist Total Units Corp. Group % Digital % Physical

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1 The Greatest Showman Cast Recording 1,621,905 Warner 48.70% 51.30%
2 Staying At Tamara's George Ezra 691,332 Sony 29.50% 70.50%
3 Divide Ed Sheeran 510,305 Warner 59.10% 40.90%
4 Now That's What I Call Music 100 Various Artists 479,197 Sony/Universal 14.60% 85.40%
5 Now That's What I Call Music 99 Various Artists 395,237 Sony/Universal 16.90% 83.10%
6 Mamma Mia - Here We Go Again Cast Recording 374,476 Universal 34.10% 65.90%
7 Scorpion Drake 300,100 Universal 93.10% 6.90%
8 Now That's What I Call Music 101 Various Artists 287,217 Sony/Universal 7.20% 92.80%
9 Beerbongs & Bentleys Post Malone 281,644 Universal 91.90% 8.10%
10 A Star Is Born Cast Recording 271,635 Universal 35.90% 64.10%
11 Love Michael Buble 263,538 Warner 6.70% 93.30%
12 Dua Lipa Dua Lipa 251,280 Warner 65.10% 34.90%
13 Kamikaze Eminem 232,420 Universal 71.60% 28.40%
14 Odyssey Take That 231,290 Sony/Universal 7.10% 92.90%
15 Si Andrea Bocelli 213,321 Universal 5.10% 94.90%
16 Bohemian Rhapsody - OST Queen 210,306 Universal 35.20% 64.80%
17 Always In Between Jess Glynne 204,923 Warner 28.20% 71.80%
18 Blood Red Roses Rod Stewart 196,192 Universal 5.10% 94.90%
19 Sweetener Ariana Grande 193,362 Universal 61.70% 38.30%
20 The Architect Paloma Faith 179,716 Sony 22.90% 77.10%

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Postby Robbie » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:54 pm

toni_pest wrote:not that it matters, but I'm pretty sure that One Kiss sold over 200k, since it sold ~150k while they were still giving pure sales numbers during it's #1 run.
The OCC announced a couple of days ago that 'One Kiss' had sold 244,000 downloads and was the 3rd best selling download of the year. The top paid-for sales number 1 of the year was 'This Is Me' by Keala Settle with 277,000 downloads.

https://www.officialcharts.com/chart-ne ... 018__22432
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Postby SholasBoy » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:46 pm

It’s great that Rod Stewart can still have one of the biggest albums of the year with a regular studio album
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Postby beredy » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:26 am

I feel like George Ezra is literally only a thing in British charts. Such a non entity everywhere else. I don't remember seeing a single news about him online throughout the year. Yet he still has #2 album in UK?
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Postby Ewokguy15 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:41 am

beredy wrote:I feel like George Ezra is literally only a thing in British charts. Such a non entity everywhere else. I don't remember seeing a single news about him online throughout the year. Yet he still has #2 album in UK?
He has done very well over here
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Postby Gambo » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:15 pm

Thanks for those two rounded sales figures Robbie. Can't believe that not even the biggest-selling title of the year didn't even breach the 300K mark, despite the collapse going on in that sector. I suppose it's too much to expect a detailed breakdown of sales/streams figures for the combined EOY Top 50/100?
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Postby Robbie » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:43 pm

Gambo wrote:Thanks for those two rounded sales figures Robbie. Can't believe that not even the biggest-selling title of the year didn't even breach the 300K mark, despite the collapse going on in that sector. I suppose it's too much to expect a detailed breakdown of sales/streams figures for the combined EOY Top 50/100?
I've not seen them available anywhere. The OCC will have them as will ERA but neither have made them public.
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Postby Gambo » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:31 pm

Bastards!
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