UK charts

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Manic Street Preachers score first No 1 album in 23 years
In a dramatic revival of a 90s chart rivalry, the Welsh trio prevail over Steps with their album The Ultra Vivid Lament

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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‘That’s a belter!’ Three Lions and football singalongs storm the charts
Volley of fan favourites including Sweet Caroline and Atomic Kitten’s Whole Again climb the table ahead of Sunday’s Euros final

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

09, Jul, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Don’t Stop Me Now! Why Queen’s Greatest Hits is the ultimate zombie album
First released in 1981, it is at the top of the iTunes chart this week, alongside many other very old albums and artists. Will our nostalgia loop ever end?

06, Jul, 2021 @3:53 PM

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How Dylan’s UK chart run ended in Tears | Brief letters
Brief letters: Ken Dodd | ID cards | Typos | Boris Johnson | Birthday wishes

Letters

30, May, 2021 @3:40 PM

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Tom Jones, 80, becomes oldest man to top UK album chart
Welsh singer says he is ‘forever grateful’ for achievement but remains 12 years behind Vera Lynn’s all-time benchmark

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

30, Apr, 2021 @5:00 PM

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‘It’s currently 1991’: why old Top of the Pops reruns continue to enchant
Fifteen years after it was axed, the iconic show is drawing in nostalgia junkies by offering eclectic music, dodgy lip-syncing ... and lockdown escapism

Sirin Kale

30, Apr, 2021 @1:55 PM

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Taylor Swift smashes Beatles record with three UK No 1 albums in nine months
Songwriter’s remake of 2008’s Fearless amid industry dispute gives her the fastest run of successive No 1 albums ever

Laura Snapes

16, Apr, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Mogwai score first No 1 album after 25 years: 'It's totally surreal'
Scottish post-rockers reach top with 10th album As the Love Continues

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

26, Feb, 2021 @6:00 PM

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TikToker's sea shanty Wellerman reaches No 3 in UK charts
Scottish postal worker Nathan Evans scores hit amid viral shanty craze, while convent choral group Poor Clares of Arundel reach Top 5 of album chart

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

29, Jan, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Avast success! Sea shanty Wellerman sails into UK Top 40
TikTok craze sends 19th-century song about antipodean whalers into pop charts, with further success expected next week for Scottish postman Nathan Evans’s rendition

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Jan, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Olivia Rodrigo: Disney star's No 1 debut single beats Ed Sheeran's record
A familiar sound and rumoured real-life relationship drama created a ‘perfect storm’ for the 17-year-old’s pop breakout

Laura Snapes

15, Jan, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Last Christmas by Wham! reaches No 1 for first time after 36 years
Festive favourite was kept off No 1 by Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? in 1984

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

01, Jan, 2021 @6:00 PM

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