David Bowie

Chart Watch and New Releases – 22 January 2016

Chart Watch

David Bowie‘s domination of the album chart continues, with Blackstar holding on for a second week at number 1 and compilation sales split between Best of Bowie (up 15 to number 3) and Nothing Has Changed which drops a place to number 6. Bowie’s albums account for 19 positions in the top 100, the same number as last week although they’re not all the same ones: Lodger enters at 64 and PinUps at 83. On the way up are Hunky Dory (12), Aladdin Sane (22), The Next Day (24), Let’s Dance (35), Scary Monsters (46), The Man Who Sold The World (54) and Space Oddity (62); Low holds steady at 31 as does “Heroes” at 45; while dropping from last week are Ziggy Stardust (19), The Best Of 1969/1974 (41), Diamond Dogs (55), Station to Station (89) and Young Americans (99). Over on the singles chart, Bowie’s stranglehold is decreasing but he still has three songs in the top forty: “Heroes” (30), Life on Mars? (32) and Starman (36). Further down there’s still love for Let’s Dance (47), Space Oddity (51), Changes (73), Under Pressure (81) and Lazarus (90).

Bowie aside, the recent deaths of Glenn Frey and Lemmy are reflected in the appearance of The EaglesComplete Greatest Hits at 29 and The Best of Motörhead at 59. Paul Carrack scores his biggest solo hit album as Soul Shadows enters at 25, while there are re-entries for Bruce Springsteen‘s Greatest Hits at 76 and Private Investigations – The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler at 92.

New Releases

As we revealed yesterday, the Pet Shop Boys have a new album coming in April and the first taster track from it, Inner Sanctum, is out already. On a heavier note Megadeth release their new album Dystopia and The Truth have a collection named after their second biggest hit A Step in the Right Direction: Singles, Demos, BBC Live – 1983-1984

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