Whole Lotta Zep

06/Jun/2014

Rock legends Led Zeppelin return to the Album Chart this week with their first three albums, digitally remastered by guitarist Jimmy Page and re-issued with additional content.


More than forty years after their original release (1969-1970), the albums re-enter in chronological order, with Led Zeppelin I at No8, Led Zeppelin II at No12 and Led Zeppelin III at No13. Meanwhile there's no change at the top of the chart, with Coldplay taking a third week at No1 with 'Ghost Stories' ahead of Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour' at No2. With a No1 single 'Rather Be' under their belt, Cambridge quartet Clean Bandit claim this week's highest new entry with their debut album 'New Eyes' at No9. Sixteen years after his 'Modern Classics' collection debuted at No24, Paul Weller this week releases a new selection 'More Modern Classics' and lands at No26. The only other new entry in the Top 30 is at No29 for 50 Cent with his fifth solo studio release 'Animal Ambition'. Of the previous four, 'The Massacre' (2005) and 'Curtis' (2007) both made No1 on this chart, but his previous album 'Before I Self Destruct' stalled at No18 in 2009.

Sam Smith holds at No1 for a third week with 'Stay With Me' on this week's Singles Chart while John Legend is also a non-mover at No2 with 'All Of Me'. After dropping a couple of places last week Ed Sheeran climbs back three places up to No3 with 'Sing' while Mr.Probz's 'Waves' climbs one place to No4. In a Top 50 lacking in new releases this week, Jason Derulo's 'Wiggle' (featuring Snoop Dogg) is the highest climber jumping 30 places since last week to re-enter the Top 50 at No21.


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