David Bowie R.I.P.

15/Jan/2016

This week the music world mourns the loss of one of its most creative and influential artists of the last 100 years. And this week's Charts reflect the enduring appeal of David Bowie's music to many generations.


His farewell offering, his 27th studio album, 'Blackstar', unsuprisingly enters the Chart at No1 followed by twelve of his previous releases. Last year's compilation 'Nothing Has Changed' returns to the Chart at No4 - a higher placing than its original entry last November at No11 , but compilations aside, it is his early 70's releases that prove to be among the most requested: 1972's 'The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust' re-enters at No 20, 1971's 'Hunky Dory' comes in at No24 while 1973's 'Aladdin Sane' re-enters at No37. Dublin's Villagers release their fourth studio album this week - 'Where Have You Been All My Life'. A re-recording of tracks taken from their first three albums, it enters at No13 - not quite a match for the first three releases that all debuted at No1.

As the most streamed artist this week (over a million streams)  it is a similar story for David Bowie in the Singles Chart where he occupies thirteen of the Top 100 positions and takes all of the new entries into the Top 50. 'Heroes' enters the chart at No29 followed by 'Starman' at No34, 'Let's Dance' at No37, 'Life On Mars' at No41,'Space Oddity' at No43 and 'Lazarus' at No48.


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