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Friday, July 29, 2005


UK Top 40 Albums (sales) of 2005



Here's an update, apart from a couple of exact ones all figures are estimated to the nearest 1000 based on released sales data. Best album of the year so far, Bloc Party, has slipped down to no 41.

1 X&Y - Coldplay 1,086,768
2 Back to Bedlam - James Blunt 759,793
3 Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters 646,000
4 Hopes And Fears - Keane 635,000
5 Hot Fuss - The Killers 632,000
6 American Idiot - Green Day 576,000
7 Love Angel Music Baby - Gwen Stefani 541,000
8 G4 - G4. 527,000
9 Definitive Collection - Tony Christie 517,000
10 Employment - Kaiser Chiefs 491,000
11 Forever Faithless - Faithless 482,000
12 Don't Believe the Truth - Oasis 476,000
13 The Singles - Basement Jaxx 454,000
14 The Massacre - 50 Cent 445,000
15 Trouble - Akon 436,000
16 Tourist - Athlete 429,000
17 Language, Sex, Violence, Other - The Stereophonics 377,000
18 Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand 342,000
19 Demon Days - Gorillaz 326,506
20 In your Honour - The Foo Fighters 317,000
21 Kasabian - Kasabian 316,000
22 How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb - U2 305,000
23 Mind Body & Soul - Joss Stone 299,000
24 Il Divo - Il Divo 294,000
25 Songs About Jane - Maroon 5 280,000
26 Eye to the Telescope - KT Tunstal 279,000
27 It's Time - Michael Bublé 267,000
28 Finally Woken - Jem 256,000
29 O - Damien Rice 249,000
30 Push the Button - The Chemical Brothers 233,000
31 Up all Night - Razorlight 229,000
32 Breathe In - Lucie Silvas 228,000
33 The Emancipation of Mimi - Mariah Carey 227,000
34 Rhythm & Gangsta - Snoop Dogg 219,000
35 Final Straw - Snow Patrol 216,500
36 Encore - Eminem 216,300
37 Time To Grow - Lemar 215,000
38 The Documentary - The Game 211,000
39 Get Lifted - John Legend 207,000
40 Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield 191,000



posted by Paul at 10:34 am


4 Comments:

Anonymous vsmith said...

Ridiculous. So many 2004 records in that list as if there was nothing decent out in 2005. Where's Maximo Park? (I'm not saying The Departure). Mercury fucking Prize nominees!

Friday, July 29, 2005 6:45:00 pm  
Anonymous connor said...

hey

great blog

lots of nice mp3s.

thanks

connor :)

Friday, July 29, 2005 8:49:00 pm  
Blogger countrygrrl said...

where's michelle mcmanus???what a stitch up....

Friday, August 05, 2005 12:37:00 am  
Blogger countrygrrl said...

yeeh nice blog......

Friday, August 05, 2005 12:38:00 am  
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