Greatest Hits Take Over British Charts -
Lionel Richie SXSW 2012 - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Lionel Richie SXSW 2012 - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Greatest Hits Take Over British Charts

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on July 18, 2015

in News

The British are suddenly very interested in Greatest Hits sets from veteran artists.

Ten out of the top 40, including two entries in the top ten, fall into the hits package category, at least if we stretch it just a bit to include AC/DC’s soundtrack to Iron Man 2 which contained a majority of their biggest hits.

In the top 40:

06. The Definitive Collection – Lionel Richie & the Commodores
07. The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac
16. Legend – Bob Marley & the Wailers
20. The Ultimate Collection – Paul Simon
22. Iron Man 2 – AC/DC
25. All-Time Greatest Hits – Neil Diamond
31. Greatest Hits – Bon Jovi
35. Greatest Hits – Guns N’ Roses
37. Greatest Hits – Foo Fighters
39. The Very Best of Glenn Miller – Glenn Miller
Plus, farther down the charts, are hits sets from the Who, Whitney Houston, Rod Stewart, ABBA, Michael Jackson, Eagles, Beatles, David Bowie, Phil Collins, Queen, Marvin Gaye and Oasis.

There are no new albums by veteran artists in the top 100 this week.

The top five albums in the U.K.:

Communion – Years & Years
X – Ed Sheeran
Chaos and the Calm – James Bay
In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
1989 – Taylor Swift

The top five singles:
Black Magic – Little Mix
Shine – Years & Years
Are You With Me – Lost Frequencies
Show Me Love – Sam Feldt Featuring Kimberly Anne
House Every Weekend – David Zowie


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