Thursday, January 03, 2008

Best Selling Album / Best Selling Single 2007

Best Selling UK Albums 2007:

Amy Winehouse "Back To Black" - UK #1 Album of 2007.

1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black
2 Leona Lewis Spirit
3 Mika Life In Cartoon Motion
4 Take That Beautiful World
5 Westlife Back Home
6 Eagles Long Road Out Of Eden
7 Kaiser Chiefs Yours Truly Angry Mob
8 Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare
9 Timbaland Shock Value
10 Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad

Girl power returned in 2007 - but not just the Spice Girls kind as the females dominated the top two positions in the Best Selling Albums of 2007, but boy bands were close behind as Take That (#4) rounded off another fantastic year and Westlife proved that after 9 years they can still sell massive amounts of albums. British bands like the Kaiser Chiefs (#7) and Arctic Monkeys (#8) kept music lovers happy with real music.

Other acts selling well during 2007 included the much anticipated second album by James Blunt, which after 15 weeks in the charts became the 13th best selling album of the year. New comer Mark Ronson spent 37 weeks inside the charts, earning him a 12th position in the chart. Reforming is nearly always a money spinner as Led Zeppelin found out with "Mothership", #17 after being released just 6 weeks before the end of the year.

Whitney Houston "The Ultimate Collection" (#21) might now have enough royalties to finally stay out of rehab for a while. Take That "Never Forget - The Ultimate Collection" (#35) was the longest running album in the end of year chart with 111 weeks, closely followed by the rehab queen Amy Winehouse "Frank" (#37) on 108 weeks.

Best Selling UK Singles 2007:

Leona Lewis "Bleeding Love" - UK #1 Single of 2007.

1 Leona Lewis Bleeding Love
2 Rihanna ft Jay-Z Umbrella
3 Mika Grace Kelly
4 Leon Jackson When You Believe
5 Take That Rule The World
6 Sugababes About You Now
7 Timbaland ft Keri Hilson The Way I Are
8 Proclaimers / B Potter / A Pipkin (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles
9 Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse Valerie
10 Kaiser Chiefs Ruby

Reality TV winner Leona Lewis proved wise to wait almost a year to release her follow up single "Bleeding Love" as it became the UK's #1 single for 2007, staying at #1 for most of it's 10 week history. Rihanna had to settle for second with her summer smash hit "Umbrella" - even if you hated it, you were singing it by the end of the wash out season! But it seems that collaborations were the order of the day as Mark Ronson/Amy Winehouse (#9), Proclaimers/B Potter/A Pipkin (#8), Timberland/ Keri Hilson (#7) all found out scoring massive hits during the year.

Leon Jackson, the X factor winner, had the Christmas #1 and proved once again the buying public still have a thirst for reality TV. His single "When You Believe" became the 4th best seller after just two weeks. Thankfully old favourites Take That and the Sugababes stopped the singles chart from slipping into a "reality collaboration" sham.

Surprisingly one of the most played songs of 2007, Kate Nash "Foundations" only made it to #17, even though it was one of those songs that remained in the charts for half of the year. Snow Patrol were the longest runners in the chart with "Chasing Cars" having spent a staggering 74 weeks in total to finish #34.

Newcomer Plain White T's can be proud of their hit "Hey There Delilah", it was the UK's 14th favourite single of 2007.

  • 1 comment:

    1. I'm glad to see Mika listed in there 'cos I think he's amazing, I'm aazed by Westlife, I like them a lot and I think it's just great for them to be as successful asthey were 9 years ago (They could teach something to the SG :P)


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