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CW125 is now available online

Issue 125 of Chartwatch is now available via http://www.chartwatch.co.uk/backnum_new.html.

The contents of the new issue are:

Decade 2010-2019
How Big Is A Big Win?
The Best Albums of the 2010s
France Singles Chart Analysis 2019
Music Video 2019
Compilations Chart 2019
Collectacharts Morris Stoloff-Strawbs
Year by Year 1949
Oldest Song to Chart Again
Top of the Flops
UK 1st Quarter 2020


Most Weeks at Number 1 - UK Albums Acts

MOST WEEKS AT NUMBER 1 - UK ALBUMS ACTS


by Colin Hughes

 

(Number 1 Albums In Brackets)

 

(W/E 28th July 1956 to W/E 2nd July 2020)

 

01)   BEATLES - 176  (15)   @@@

 

02)   ELVIS PRESLEY – 66   (13)

 

03)   ABBA - 57  (9)

 

04)   ROLLING STONES - 46  (12)

 

05)   ED SHEERAN - 41  (4)

 

06)   SIMON & GARFUNKEL - 40  (2)

 

07)   ADELE - 37  (3)

 

08)   ROBBIE WILLIAMS - 36  (13)

 

09)   ROD STEWART - 32  (10)

 

10)   MICHAEL JACKSON – 31   (Including 3 Weeks as Michael Jackson Plus The Jackson Five)   (10)

 

11)= MADONNA - 30   (12)   (Includes 1 Week with the 'Evita' Soundtrack -1996)   (12)

11)= EMINEM - 30  (10)

11)= TAKE THAT - 30  (8)

11)= CLIFF RICHARD - 30  (7)

 

15)= THE CARPENTERS - 29  (3)

15)= ELTON JOHN - 29   (Includes 1 No.1 with PNAU)   (7) 

 

17)   DAVID BOWIE - 27  (11)

 

18)= BOB DYLAN – 26  (9)

18)= PHIL COLLINS - 26  (6)

18)= SIMPLY RED - 26  (5)

 

21)   DIRE STRAITS - 22  (4)

 

22)= THE SHADOWS – 21    (Excludes 21 Weeks with Cliff Richard)   (4)

22)= QUEEN - 21  (9)

22)= OASIS - 21  (8)

 

25)   BARBRA STREISAND - 20    (Includes 2 No.1 Weeks with the 'A Star Is Born' Soundtrack = 1977)   (7)

 

26)   GEORGE MITCHELL MINSTRELS - 19  (3)

 

27)= COLDPLAY - 18  (8)

27)= CELINE DION - 18  (5)

27)= SPICE GIRLS - 18  (2)

 

@@@   =   The Official UK Charts Company, give The Beatles 16 UK No.1 Albums, as they count one of their Re-issued No.1 Albums, as a ‘New’ No.1 for them. I’m not sure if they are counting ‘Sgt Pepper’s’ Return to No.1, (June 2017), as their 16th No.1, or if it is ‘Abbey Road’s Return to No.1. (October 2019). I think that it is ‘Abbey Road’, that they counting, as 2 Beatles No.1 Albums.

Acts with the most UK Number 1 Albums

ACTS WITH THE MOST UK NUMBER 1 ALBUMS

by Colin Hughes

(Weeks at No.1 in Brackets)

(W/E 28th July 1956 to W/E 2nd July 2020)

01)    BEATLES - 15  (176W)

02)=  ELVIS PRESLEY - 13  (66W)
02)=  ROBBIE WILLIAMS - 13  (36W)

04)=  THE ROLLING STONES - 12  (46W)
04)=  MADONNA - 12  (30W)

06)=  DAVID BOWIE - 11  (27W)
06)=  BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - 11  (17W)

08)=  ROD STEWART - 10  (32W)
08)=  MICHAEL JACKSON - 10   (Includes 1 No.1, as Michael Jackson Plus The Jackson Five - 3 No.1 Weeks)   (31W)
08)=  EMINEM - 10   (30W)
08)=  U2 - 10  (15W)

12)=  ABBA - 9  (57W)
12)=  BOB DYLAN - 9  (26W)
12)=  QUEEN - 9  (21W)

15)=  TAKE THAT  - 8  (30W)
15)=  OASIS - 8  (21W)
15)=  COLDPLAY - 8   (18W)
15)=  LED ZEPPELIN - 8  (14W)
15)=  REM - 8  (13W)
15)=  WESTLIFE - 8  (8W)

21)=  CLIFF RICHARD - 7  (30W)
21)=  ELTON JOHN - 7    (Includes 1 No.1 with Pnau)   (29W)
21)=  BARBRA STREISAND - 7  (20W)
21)=  PAUL McCARTNEY//WINGS - 7  (17W)
21)=  GEORGE MICHAEL - 7  (17W)
21)=  KYLIE MINOGUE - 7  (13W)
21)=  THE PRODIGY - 7  (12W)
21)=  STEREOPHONICS - 7  (11W)

29)=  PHIL COLLINS - 6  (26W)
29)=  POLICE - 6   (Includes 1 No.1, as Sting & The Police)   (17W)
29)=  ARCTIC MONKEYS -  6  (13W)
29)=  GENESIS - 6  (12W)
29)=  PINK FLOYD - 6  (11W)
29)=  RADIOHEAD - 6  (9W)
29)=  BLUR - 6  (8W)
29)=  MUSE – 6  (8W)

28)=  CHEMICAL BROTHERS - 6  (6W)

UK TOP ACTS 1953-2020 - running listing

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