Friday, 1 January 2016

ChartWatch: AITU Slipping Away from Top 10

#1,037: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! First thing first: HAPPY NEW YEAR! Secondly: "Alone In The Universe" by Jeff Lynne's ELO has slipped away from #7 to #16 in the latest Official UK Albums Chart Top 100 announced on New Years Day making it seven weeks in the Top 20 following its release back on Friday 13th November.

The Beatles' best-selling "1" compilation is up from #28 to #17 with ELO's "All Over The World" greatest hits rising another four places to #26. "Get Up" by Bryan Adams - produced, of course, by Jeff Lynne - has slipped to #87 from #60 last week. Also, the opportunity to stream classic Beatles tracks on Spotify has likely contributed to three Fab 4 albums entering the Top 100: "The Beatles" at #48, "1967-1970" at #95 and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" at #99 respectively.

Over in the Official UK Top 100 Singles Chart - Roy Wood's perennial Wizzard Christmas classic "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" has tumbled - not unexpectedly - from #27 to #73.

ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommends "Alone In The Universe" by Jeff Lynne's ELO to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELORoy WoodThe Move'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 01-Jan-2016


  1. AITU had a great run. Personally, i think it has some life left, especially when Jeff tours. Nice to see The Beatles "1" going back up, probably due to Xmas sales and great to see Beatles albums making a return to the charts. I had the Bryan Adams album for Christmas. All i can say is thank Heavens Jeff was involved to polish them up. On first listening, they seem a little weak to me.....maybe they're growers....

    1. Marky B! I believe that AITU will hang around the UK Top 100 Albums Chart for a few months yet, especially after folks have wasted their Christmas money and record vouchers, when the chart will doubtless settle down. Expect a resurgence when the tour kicks in! As far as Bryan Adams' "Get Up" goes, I've grown to like it a lot! KJS@ELOBF :-)