There’s no change in the top echelons of the Album Chart this week with The Script at No1 and Florence & The Machine at No2, but the highlight of this week’s chart is the return of The Beatles. With their entire catalogue re-mastered and re-released on Wednesday, the 17-disc Box Set makes the greatest impact after the first two days, debuting at No13. ‘Abbey Road’, ‘Sgt Pepper’ and ‘Revolver’ follow behind, charting at No19, No22 and No28 respectively.
It’s not just The Beatles making an impact on this week’s Album Chart: Rodrigo y Gabriela’s third studio album ‘11:11’ debuts at No9, Jamie.T’s second album ‘Kings & Queens’ is new at No26 and Prefab Sprout come in at No34 with ‘Let’s Change The World With Music’, their first album since 2001’s ‘The Gunman & Other Stories’ which failed to make the Chart. Black Eyed Peas ‘I Got A Feeling’ takes an eighth week at No1 on the Singles Chart and is now the third best seller of the year so far, behind Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’ and ‘Just Dance’. David Guetta & Akon hold at No2 with ‘Sexy Chick’, ahead of Jay-Z ‘Run This Town’, up from No4 to No3. Pixie Lott has this week’s highest new entry at No4 with ‘Boys and Girls’ – 9 places higher than the No13 peak for her debut single ‘Mama Do’ back in June. U2 have the next new entry at No7 with ‘I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight’, their third Top 10 single from ‘No Line On The Horizon’ following ‘Get On Your Boots’ (No1) and ‘Magnificent’ (No5).