Quantcast
Blighty Beat
U.K. CHARTS: WEIRD! HITS #1
12/11/20

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” (Columbia) has finally topped the chart 26 years after release while Yungblud has claimed his first #1 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart.

Yungblud’s. Weird! (Polydor) racked up 39,000 chart sales to claim the top spot this week, with 91% of its total made up of pure sales. The release is Polydor’s 12th #1 album of 2020 — way ahead of any other label’s tally.

Arctic MonkeysLive at the Royal Albert Hall (Domino) is also new at #3, while Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones lands at #8 with Don’t Let the Devil Take Another Day (Parlophone). Further down, Shawn MendesWonder (EMI) enters at #12.

Today is the first time that “All I Want for Christmas is You” has reached #1 on the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart, which has done so in its 70th week in the Top 40. The track breaks a new record in the process—no other song has spent more weeks in the Official Chart Top 40 before reaching #1. The song tallied 10.8m streams over the last seven days, the most streams in a week by any song in 2020.

Carey leads a festive Top 40 this week, which includes a further 22 Christmas songs, six of which feature in the Top 10: Wham’s “Last Christmas”  (Epic) at #2, The Pogues f/Kirsty Maccoll’s “Fairytale Of New York” (Atlantic) at #4, Shakin’ Stevens’ “Merry Christmas Everyone” (Epic) at #6, Michael Bublé’s “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” (Warner Records) at #7, Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas” (EMI) at #8, and Elton John’s “Step Into Christmas” (EMI) at #10.

MIDYEAR VINYL TOP 50
The world is turning at 33 RPM. (7/26a)
PAUL GETS BACK
Hit series doesn't let us down. (7/26a)
HITS LIST IN GLORIOUS
BLACK-AND-WHITE
The inner circle of Outer Limits (7/26a)
MIDYEAR SONG ACTIVITY & STREAMS
Olivia's in the driver's seat. (7/26a)
THE NEW KID IN TOWN
Thunder from Down Under (7/26a)
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.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)