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> YTD T40 Albums (with estimated sales), Week 35 : 5/9/19
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post Sep 8 2019, 03:20 PM
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Guys -- I realise that it can be annoying, that certain 'Hits' and 'Best Of' Albums are seemingly forever in the UK Top 100.

However, if you look, they are not just in the Streaming Chart. They also stay in the Download and Physical Album Charts,
Week, after Week, after Week.

ABBA were doing very well with 'Hits' Albums way before Streaming, which is reflected in their 4 UK No.1 'Hits' Albums
- 'Greatest Hits', (1976), 'Greatest Hits Vol.2', (1979 & 1980), 'The Singles - The First Ten Years', (1982), and 'ABBA Gold',
(1992, 1999 - 3 times, and 2008). As far as I'm aware, Streaming only became a component of the UK Album Chart in
March 2015.

Queen, Elton John and Fleetwood Mac, have had big UK 'Hits' Albums for Decades. Long before Streaming was ever heard of.
As have The Beatles and Rod Stewart.

Also, I always collect Charts so that I can compare those from different Decades. I've just checked and having a lot of 'Hits'
Albums in the Top 40 of the Year, is nothing 'New'. I looked at the Top 40 Best Sellers for 1975, 1976 and 1977 and those
Year End UK Charts were full of 'Hits' Albums. So, it is not unique that the Top 40 Albums of 2019 has a lot of Compilations
in it. It may well be due to Streaming now, but it was down to Physical Sales in past Decades, and the results were often
the same - numerous 'Best Of's' in the Year End Top 40...

5 of the Top 10 Albums of 1975 were Compilations. 6 of the UK's Top 10 Albums of 1976 were Compilations. 5 of the Top 10
Albums of 1977 were Compilations. Only 1 of the Top 10 Albums of 2019 is a Compilation - the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' OST.
So, this Year has hardly been dominated by 'Hits' Albums, to the extent of many Years in previous Decades...

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post Sep 9 2019, 12:08 PM
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^but we're saying different things, of course people have always bought compilations, sure about that
what we were saying is that the occ has a weird bizarre way to calculate album streams and if you stream a track of a studio album it also gives streaming points to the GH, which makes no sense
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post Sep 9 2019, 08:26 PM
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It should be the album you stream it off that counts as a sale in the album chart only not both. I realise that the Best Of will still then ultimately get most sales because these come up first when searching on Apple anyway but it shouldn't be both.

I compile lists of songs of the year from watching totp on bbc4 but purposely make sure I add the track from the actual album released from that year and not the GHs version.
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