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MIDYEAR VINYL TOP 50
The world is turning at 33 RPM. (7/23a)
PAUL GETS BACK
Hit series doesn't let us down. (7/23a)
HITS LIST IN GLORIOUS
BLACK-AND-WHITE
The inner circle of Outer Limits (7/23a)
THE HITS INTERVIEW WITH JAY MARCIANO
AEG chief's shares his packed 2022 calendar. (7/21a)
2021 MIDYEAR MARKETSHARE
The winner and still champ (7/22a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
From tender shoots to mighty oaks.
MARKETSHARE MANIA
Let's do the numbers.
DELTA VARIANT
It is not the name of a Henry Miller novel.
IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER ROCK STORY?
Could be. Dunno.
Blighty Beat
U.K. MIDWEEKS: THE KING AND THE QUEEN
11/2/15

A legendary U.S. King is sitting at #1 on the midweek U.K. Official Albums Chart, as If I Can Dream (RCA/Legacy Recordings), a set of orchestral reworkings of Elvis’ biggest hits, looks destined to award the late singer with his 12th chart-topping album in Blighty. Adele is firmly hanging on to the Official Singles Chart top spot, surpassing Justin Bieber by 45k combined chart sales.

Rod Stewart is Elvis' nearest competitor with his 29th studio album, Another Country (Capitol/Decca), while new music from the three male solo artists signed to Universal, Guy Garvey (Polydor), James Morrison (Island) and Maverick Sabre (Virgin EMI), sit at #3, #6 and #32, respectively.

A collaboration with Her Majesty's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, If I Can Dream is currently 7k combined chart sales ahead of Stewart.

Garvey's Courting the Squall is his first solo release and sits one step ahead of SYCO-signed Britain's Got Talent finalists Jack Pack with their self-titled album at #4.

Elsewhere, Sheffield rockers Def Leppard look set to score their first U.K. Top 10 album in over seven years via Ear Music with their new eponymous release, which starts today at #5.

Singles-wise, Adele's huge “Hello” (XL)—her first U.K. chart-topper in three years—isn’t budging from the top spot, while Justin Bieber's “Sorry” stays firmly in second place.

Sam Smith’s Bond theme, “Writing’s On The Wall” (Capitol), climbs one place to #3 today, followed by KDA’s “Turn The Music Louder (Rumble)” feat. Tinie Tempah & Katy B (Ministry of Sound), up two places to #4, and The Weeknd’s “The Hills” (Republic Records/XO), which holds firm at #5.