Talk:UK Albums Chart

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Does anyone know what counts as an album in the UK albums chart? Does an EP count as an album? Thanks. Wright123 22:47, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

From statistic records, I have seen EPs chart in the singles chart, but I think the rules may be different now. - User:dickhead

where the figures came from?[edit]

Hello, I was wondering how Wikipedia finds out about how many albums have been sold in the UK. For example A Girl Like Me went to #5 on the album chart, but how did Wikipedia find out about where the figures came from? Oriana 17:17, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Succession box[edit]

I've removed the succession box because that's not what it's for. If you want to say what the current number one album is, just write it in the main text and give the OCC or BBC as a source. Also, should this really be a part of WikiProject Books? anemoneprojectors 22:53, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' was No.1 for 33 Weeks, not 41 Weeks. It used to be given 41 Weeks, but now

the 'Melody Maker' Charts are used for 8 Weeks in early 1971, & they had 'All Things Must Pass', by George Harrison at No.1. The Simon & Garfunkel Album now gets 3 successive Weeks, at the start of 1971, & not 11 Weeks. 11:08, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Erasure were not the first Act to have 5 consecutive No.1's. The Beatles are credited with 7 in a row.

The 'Record Holders' are Led Zeppelin & ABBA - 8 consecutive No.1 Albums each.

The Fame?[edit]

The article says this:

"The Fame by Lady Gaga holds the record for most consecutive weeks in the UK albums chart, spending 154 weeks in total."

First, there is no source, second, the album isn't out since 154 weeks. 154 weeks would mean that the album is almost 3 years out and it's just released 1 year and 9 months ago in the UK. So I delete this thing! -- (talk) 15:15, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

Eminem - Why mentioning US chats?[edit]

Fastest selling album is listed as Eminem, efencing that he sold 1.79 million in first week in US. WHo cares? this is UK records. The record is held by Oasis I believe. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:25, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Looks like someone had changed it from Arctic Monkeys, I've fixed it. AnemoneProjectors 14:19, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Oasis third album was the fastest selling ever, but the item is refering to debut albums. I'm sure Artic monkeys is wrong anyway for debut albums. Leona Lewis debut album sold more and that in turn was overshadowed by Susan Boyles debut. The article states Susan Boyle as the highest female, which is true, but shes also the highest ever, male or female. I'll change the article to reflect this. Metafis (talk) 17:31, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

UK Albums Chart#Record holders[edit]

BELOW - When you give 762 Weeks to the Bob Marley Album you are using its Top 200 Weeks. You have used the Top 75 for
everyone else. Also - I check the UK Charts, (carefully), every Week & not one of the Albums mentioned has been given the
correct Chart Weeks. The Top 75, is used, (UK Chart Books etc.), except for W/E 8th August 1981 to W/E 14th January 1989, when the
entire Top 100 was used. Albums that gained No.76 to No.100 Weeks for that period were 'Rumours', 'Bat Out Of Hell', by Meat Loaf,
'Greatest Hits', (Queen), 'Legend', & 'The Dark Side Of The Moon, by Pink Floyd. Of the Top 6 UK Albums, with the most Chart Weeks,
the only  Album to have all of its Chart Weeks, (458 Weeks), from the Top 75, is 'Gold', by ABBA, as that was not released
until September 1992. It's 458 Top 75 Weeks are the most by any Album - but it is 'only' the 4th Most Weeks Album, due to the
3 Albums ahead of it gaining No.76 to No.100 Positions from the 1980's. 'Rumours' has the most Chart Weeks, then the
Queen 'Hits' Album, then 'Bat Out Of Hell'. 'Gold' is 4th, 'Legend' is 5th, & 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' is 6th. 21:43, 4 August 2013 (UTC)  — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)  

hi, there is some confusion in this section:

The album to spend the most weeks on the charts is Bob Marley & The Wailers' Legend with 762 weeks followed by ABBA's Gold: Greatest Hits, which has spent 503 weeks on the charts. The rest of the top five albums are, in order, Queen's Greatest Hits (496 weeks), Fleetwood Mac's Rumours (478 weeks), Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell (469 weeks), and Bob Marley & The Wailers' Legend (424 weeks).

Bob Marley and the wailers surely can't be both 762 + 424? I think it should read as:

The album to spend the most weeks on the charts is Bob Marley & The Wailers' Legend with 762 weeks. The rest of the top five albums are, in order, ABBA's Gold: Greatest Hits (503 weeks), Queen's Greatest Hits (496 weeks), Fleetwood Mac's Rumours (478 weeks) and Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell (469 weeks).

If someone familiar with the subject could assess whether my suggested text is correct — or if there is an error in the current text, that would be great. (I don't believe that the current text is coherant) (talk) 09:52, 29 April 2013 (UTC)


 You say that 'Legend' by Bob Marley & The Wailers,(1984), has the most UK Chart Weeks - 822 Weeks. That Total means nothing. It does not refer to its Top 200
Weeks, Top 100 Weeks, or Top 75 Weeks. In fact, up to the latest UK Album Chart - W/E 14th March 2015 - 'Legend' has 1127 Top 200 Weeks, 682 Top 100 Weeks, &
433 Top 75 Weeks. 'Greatest Hits',(One), by Queen,(1981), has well over 1200 Top 200 Weeks, 690 Top 100 Weeks, & 443 Top 75 Weeks. 'ABBA Gold', (1992), has
1060 Top 200 Weeks, 702 Top 100 Weeks & 476 Top 75 Weeks.  (NOTE - The 'ABBA Gold' Album's 702 Top 100 Weeks, & 476 Top 75 Weeks, are both more than any
other Album, with the 1200+ Top 200 Weeks by 'Greatest Hits' (One) by Queen, being the most by any Album in the UK Top 200). (talk) 10:23, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

National albums/music charts[edit]

Proposal to rename, where appropriate, national music charts articles to territory and format rather than official name, so Swedish music charts rather than Sverigetopplistan, etc. Discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Record Charts#National Albums/Music Charts. SilkTork ✔Tea time 10:53, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Page name[edit]

As per Official Single Chart, and the discussion linked to above: let's keep UK in there somewhere, please. Btljs (talk) 18:58, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Streaming and songs that appear on more than one album[edit]

If Rock 'n' Roll Star was streamed would it count for Definitely Maybe, Stop the Clocks or both? Mobile mundo (talk) 20:52, 20 January 2017 (UTC)