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post Oct 17 2019, 06:26 PM
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Singles

Charts analysis: Dance Monkey extends lead at singles summit
by Alan Jones


In the most brutal week since its introduction in July 2017, ACR simultaneously ends the Top 10 careers of five tracks – but there’s no change at the very top, where Tones And I’s Dance Monkey is No.1 again, increasing its consumption for the 13th week in a row, while lengthening its lead over the rest of the field.

In its third week at the summit, the track – the introductory hit for 19-year-old Toni Watson, from Melbourne – achieves consumption of 84,580 units (including 73,278 from sales equivalent streams), a 19.61% increase week-on-week. That’s a 21-week high for consumption of a No.1 single, just a fortnight after said indicator reached a 48-week low.

The highest-ranked of seven new entries to the Top 75 is Lights Up (No.3, 36,770 sales), the seventh Top 75 solo hit but only second Top 10 entry for 25-year-old Harry Styles, who had 29 Top 75 entries and 15 Top 10 hits as a member of One Direction. Former bandmate Niall Horan’s fourth solo hit, Nice To Meet Ya, made a less spectacular debut at No.51 last week, and now moves to No.49 (10,623 sales).

Four already charted hits move into the Top 10: South Of The Border (24-7, 27,325 sales) is the 26th Top 10 hit for Ed Sheeran, and the fourth for featured guests Camila Cabello & Cardi B; Be Honest (11-8, 26,260 sales), is the first Top 10 hit for Jorja Smith and the second for guest rapper Burna Boy; Bruises (16-9, 25,284 sales) is the fourth Top 10 hit for Lewis Capaldi, more than two and a half years after its initial release, and a fortnight after its previous peak of No.11; and Post Malone (13-10, 24,535 sales) is the second Top 10 hit for Sam Feldt, and the first for featured guest Rani, 20 weeks since release after six weeks pottering around in the teens.

Post Malone – the person, not the song – hits a new peak with Circles (5-4, 36,085 sales), as does Dermot Kennedy’s Outnumbered, which marches onwards and upwards for the 15th week in a row – a chart record – advancing 8-6 (31,049 sales).

The only song in the Top 10 to fall is Highest In The Room (2-5, 35,083 sales) by Travis Scott.

The full roll call of tracks banished from the Top 10 by ACR: Higher Love (6-23, 17,878 sales) by Kygo & Whitney Houston, Sorry (7-25, 16,397 sales) by Joel Corry, Ladbroke Grove (4-26, 16,066 sales) by AJ Tracey, 3 Nights (9-32, 14,430 sales) by Dominic Fike and Strike A Pose (10-38, 13,514 sales) by Young T & Bugsey feat. Aitch.

Performed in Hindi and English by an Indo/Caribbean line-up, 47 (No.17, 19,368 sales) is the introductory hit for Sidhu Moose Wala, the eighth for Mist, the fourth for Steel Banglez and the eighth for featured guest Stefflon Don. All are UK-born except Moose Wala, who is Punjabi.

The first screening of Mark Ronson documentary From The Heart (BBC2, October 12) and the release of a video for Don’t Leave Me Lonely help the track to become the 19th hit (No.66, 7,859 sales) for Mark Ronson and the first for featured vocalist Yebba. Sales of Ronson’s Late Night Feelings album increase 85.64% week-on-week, as it reaches a 13-week high (67-25, 2,959 sales).

Also new to the Top 75: Lose Control (No.33, 13,964 sales), the second collaborative hit for Italian production trio Meduza and UK pop trio Goodboys – who previously teamed on the May No.2 hit Piece Of Your Heart - and the ninth hit for Becky Hill who joins them this time around; Opp Thot (No.45, 11,016 sales), the first hit for London rapper Poundz, Sun Queen (No.64, 8,309 sales), the second hit for Scottish singer/songwriter Gerry Cinnamon; and F.N (97-69, 7,456 sales), the second hit for rapper Lil Tjay.

Memories takes a big leap for Maroon 5, after the release of its video, surging 48-19 (19,059 sales) to become their 13th Top 20 hit. It is No.3 on paid-for sales (3,740).

Outside is a re-entry at No.42 (11,353 sales) for D-Block Europe, surpassing the No.43 peak it scaled a fortnight ago.

There are also new peaks for: Buss Down (20-11, 23,244 sales) by Aitch feat. ZieZie, Professor X (18-12, 21,253 sales) by Dave, God Is A Dancer (32-15, 19,603 sales) by Tiesto & Mabel, Turn Me On (29-16, 19,416 sales) by Riton & Oliver Heldens feat. Vula, Liar (27-21, 18,285 sales) by Camila Cabello, Good As Hell (28-22, 17,968 sales) by Lizzo, Graveyard (38-36, 13,719 sales) by Halsey, Hot Girl Bummer (58-41, 11,734 sales) by Blackbear, This Is Real (64-54, 10,142 sales) by Jax Jones feat. Ella Henderson and Love Me Again (60-56, 9,619 sales) by Raye.

Overall singles sales are up 1.31% week-on-week at a record 19,199,328, 19.63% above same week 2018 sales of 16,049,396. Paid-for sales are up 1.33% week-on-week at 597,150 – 31.33% below same week 2018 sales of 869,611. They are below same week, previous year sales for the 324th week in a row.

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Charts analysis: Elbow make it a hat-trick of No.1 albums
by Alan Jones

Leadership of the album chart changes for the ninth straight week, with Elbow’s eighth studio album, Giants Of All Sizes, becoming their third in a row to debut at No.1, on first week consumption of 27,257 copies (including 1,554 from sales-equivalent streams). It also debuts atop the vinyl and cassette album charts, with sales of 3,584 and 206, respectively.

The Bury quartet previously topped the chart with Little Fictions selling 39,643 copies on debut in February 2017, and The Take Off And Landing Of Everything opening at No.1 on sales of 46,211 copies in March 2014.

Elbow's fifth studio album, Build A Rocket Boys! secured their highest yet first week sale of 78,177 in 2011, when it was No.2 behind Adele's 21. Their fourth album, The Seldom Seen Kid, debuted and peaked at N0.5 on sales of 28,276 copies in 2008 - beating 2001’s Asleep In The Back (No.14 debut/peak, 10,656 first week sales), 2003’s Cast Of Thousands (No.7, 19,024), and 2005’s Leaders Of The Free World (No.12, 20,560) - and remains by far their biggest seller, with a to-date tally of 1,104,100, more than nine times as many as Little Fiction’s to-date tally of 121,046 sales. Elbow frontman Guy Garvey’s only solo album, Courting The Squall, in 2015. It debuted and peaked at No.3 on first week sales of 11,748, which have since climbed to 62,821.

Its sales having fallen in each of the previous 12 weeks that followed its debut at No.1, Ed Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project increased consumption a modest 6.33% week-on-week, and climbs 3-2 (13,001 sales).

Soundtrack sets Bohemian Rhapsody (12-7, 5,778 sales) by Queen and The Greatest Showman (15-9, 5,350 sales) return to the Top 10.

The rest of the Top 10: Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (5-3, 10,779 sales) by Lewis Capaldi, Hollywood’s Bleeding (4-4, 10,568 sales) by Post Malone, PTSD (6-5, 7,592 sales) by D-Block Europe, Abbey Road (2-6, 7,174 sales) by The Beatles, Why Me? Why Not (8-8, 5,504 sales) by Liam Gallagher and Over It (7-10, 5,197 sales) by Summer Walker.

His breakthrough single Outnumbered continues to climb but, after debuting at No.1 last week, Irish singer/songwriter Dermot Kennedy’s Without Fear album dives to No.14 (4,537 sales). Simple Minds’ Live In The City Of Angels (9-82, 1,398 sales) and The Darkness’ Easter Is Cancelled (10-158, 950 sales) also exit the Top 10.

Bohemian Rhapsody’s return to the Top 10 (see above) coincides with the debut of Never Boring, a new compilation of the solo work of Freddie Mercury, which is the highest of 11 Top 75 debuts, opening at No.18 (3,642 sales). A more extensive CD/DVD version of the collection – Never Boring: Solo Box Set – opens at No.133 (1,076 sales) There is also a Top 200 return, following the release of a ‘special edition’, for Mercury’s 1985 No.6 solo debut Mr. Bad Guy (No.87, 1,359 sales), and a 30-26 climb (2,753 sales) for Queen’s The Platinum Collection. Meanwhile, the release of a new pink vinyl version of Queen’s 1978 No.2 album Jazz, exclusive to HMV, helps that album to a No.74 re-entry (1,449 sales) – its first appearance in the Top 75 since March 1981.

Metal Galaxy, the third studio album by female Japanese heavy metal duo Babymetal, becomes their second Top 20 entry, debuting at No.19 (3,445 sales). It debuts at No.3 in Japan, on sales of 73,096 copies.

Both No.1 albums in their original studio incarnations in 1979, there are new ‘The First Recordings’ versions of Replicas (No.31, 2,442 sales) and The Pleasure Principle (No.3, 2,364 sales), which were the second and last album Gary Numan cut as Tubeway Army, and the first under his own name, respectively. They consist primarily of previously released early versions, outtakes and Peel Sessions.

Also new to the chart: True 2 Myself (No.22, 3,320 sales), the debut album by 18-year-old New York rapper Lil Tjay, Two Hands (No.34, 2,418 sales), the fourth album for New York indie quartet Big Thief, whose last album, U.F.O.F, was released only 22 weeks earlier, debuting and peaking at No.41; Black Anima (No.45, 2,144 sales), the ninth album and sixth chart entry (all between No.42 and No.48) for Italian goths Lacuna Coil; Fandom (No.52, 1,817 sales), the third album, and highest of two chart entries for Texas rock/pop trio, Waterparks; 2020 (No.54, 1,793 sales), the sixth album and first chart entry for 38 year old Geordie folk/rock singer/songwriter Richard Dawson; Gold (No.59, 1,728 sales), the fifth chart album in all for Swedish group Ace Of Base, and their first for 20 years, housing all 13 of their hits in a 3 CD, 46 song mid-price set; and The Truth Ain’t What It Used To Be (No.69, 1,534 sales), the second album by Wayward Sons, whose 2017 debut, Ghosts Of Yet To Come, reached No.71.

Now That’s What I Call Music! 103 is No.1 compilation for the 13th week in a row (4,440 sales).

Overall album sales are up 2.17% week-on-week at 1,755,169, 4.90% above same week 2018 sales of 1,673,258. Sales-equivalent streams accounted for a record 1,235,524 sales, 70.39% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 3.84% week-on-week at 519,645, 22.94% below same week 2018 sales of 674,319.
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post Oct 17 2019, 06:27 PM
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Source: MW
Commentary by: Alan Jones


Singles:



Colour Code: OVERALL UNITS SALES STREAMING POINTS

1 Tones And I 84,580 11,302 73,278 (348,936)
2 Regard 47,750
3 Harry Styles 36,770
4 Post Malone 36,085
5 Travis Scott 35,083
6 Dermot Kennedy 31,049
7 Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello & Cardi B 27,325
8 Jorja Smith feat. Burna Boy 26,260
9 Lewis Capaldi 25,284
10 Sam Feldt 24,535

11 Aitch feat. ZieZie 23,244
12 Dave 21,253
13 Headie One 20,744
15 Tiésto & Mabel 19,603
16 Riton & Oliver Heldens feat. Vula 19,416
17 Sidhu Moose Wala, MIST & Steel Banglez feat. Stefflon Don 19,368
19 Maroon 5 19,059
21 Camila Cabello [Liar] 18,285
22 Lizzo [Good As Hell] 17,968
23 Kygo & Whitney Houston 17,878
25 Joe Corry 16,397
26 AJ Tracey 16,066
28 Normani 15,784
32 Dominic Fike 14,430
33 Meduza, Becky Hill & GOODBOYS 13,964
36 Halsey 13,719
38 Young T & Bugsey feat. Aitch 13,514

41 Blackbear 11,734
42 D-Block Europe 11,353
45 Poundz 11,016
49 Niall Horan 10,623
54 Jax Jones & Ella Henderson 10,142
56 Raye 9,619
64 Gerry Cinnamon 8,309
66 Mark Ronson feat YEBBA 7,859



Albums:



1 Elbow 27,257 (Vinyl: 3,584, Cassettes: 206) 25,703 1,554
2 Ed Sheeran 13,001
3 Lewis Capaldi 10,799
4 Post Malone 10,568
5 D-Block Europe 7,592
6 The Beatles 7,174
7 Queen 5,778
8 Liam Gallagher 5,504
9 The Greatest Showman 5,350
10 Summer Walker 5,197

14 Dermot Kennedy 4,537
18 Freddie Mercury [Never Boring] 3,642
19 BABYMETAL 3,445
22 Lil Tay 3,320
25 Mark Ronson 2,959
26 Queen [Platinum Collection] 2,753
31 Gary Numan & Tubeway Army 2,442
34 Big Thief 2,418
36 Gary Numan 2,365

45 Lacuna Coil 2,144
52 Waterparks 1,817
59 Ace of Base [Gold] 1,728
69 Wayward Sons 1,534
74 Queen [Jazz] 1,449
82 Simple Minds 1,398
87 Freddie Mercury [Mr. Bad Guy] 1,359

133 Queen [Never Boring: Solo Box Set] 1,076
158 The Darkness 950



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ADDITIONAL SALES INFORMATION
W/E 17th June
Oasis - D'You Know What I Mean? (#1, 1997) 846,453
OMD - Souvenir (#3, 1981) 82,068 [1994+ sales]

Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex (#27, 2017) 33,194
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid (#5, 2008) 1,104,100
Elbow - Little Fiction (#1, 2017) 121,046
Guy Garvey - Courting the Squall (#3, 2015) 62,821
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday (#1, 2015) 340,742
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (#1, 2011) 864,601
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Who Built the Moon? (#1, 2017) 285,300
Oasis - Be Here Now (#1, 1997) 1,933,564
Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (#1, 1995) 4,565,844
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post Oct 18 2019, 05:19 PM
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Sales are in
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post Oct 18 2019, 05:30 PM
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Really strong sales for Dance Monkey this week, wonder if it will go any higher
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post Oct 18 2019, 07:01 PM
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Elbow were pretty frontloaded,

Only did another 5.2k after Monday sales flash. Still good to see them at #1
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QUOTE(LMLou @ Oct 18 2019, 08:30 PM) *
Really strong sales for Dance Monkey this week, wonder if it will go any higher

It will. Still growing. A huge smash WW.
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QUOTE(Mart!n @ Oct 17 2019, 07:26 PM) *
Dermot Kennedy’s Outnumbered, which marches onwards and upwards for the 15th week in a row – a chart record – advancing 8-6 (31,049 sales).

Will be tough to break that record! (Unless it's by Outnumbered climbing again next week)
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Some additional sales info from Music Week -

Robbie Williams - The Heavy Entertainment Show - 353,280
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Think elbow will be low top 10 at the highest this week but its done well.
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Can anyone tell me where Five Star charted week 2 please? Around 120?
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5 Star at No 108 this week.

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