BOWIE VINYL SINGLES TOP 2015 CHARTS
“There’s been many others, so many times...”
Strong feeling of déjà vu the day after thanksgiving, with the Daily Mirror’s recent announcement that David Bowie is the most popular vinyl singles artist of the year in the UK.
On the same day last year we reported the fact that Bowie fans in the UK had created the perfect thanksgiving gift for their man, with the news that Nothing has changed - The Very Best of David Bowie was at #1 on the Official UK Vinyl Album Chart.
Bowie’s success on the Official Vinyl Singles Chart will not be news to regular visitors to this page. Just last Friday, we announced that the Golden Years 40th anniversary disc had claimed the #1 spot.
And back when the Official Charts Company (OCC) in the UK announced the first ever Official Vinyl Singles Chart Top 40 (12 April 2015 - 18 April 2015), we ran a piece about Bowie’s success on the chart. (BOWIE DOMINATES NEW OFFICIAL VINYL SINGLES CHART: http://smarturl.it/BowieDominatesChart)
As the Mirror confirms, the four singles pictured here (Changes, Fame, Space Oddity and Golden Years), have all reached #1 in 2015.
However, what the article doesn't mention is that just the week before the chart was published publicly (there were hidden versions of the chart in the preceding weeks), Young Americans was also at #1.
Either way, since the chart's public launch on April 12th, these are the best performing artists on the Official Vinyl Singles Chart Top 10.
10 MOST SUCCESSFUL VINYL ARTISTS
Artist - Weeks in the top 10 (Weeks at No.1)
1) David Bowie - 41 (6)
2) Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 25 (3)
3) Paul Weller - 15 (2)
4) Tom Verlaine - 9 (0)
4) Rolling Stones - 9 (2)
6) The 1975 - 8 (0)
7) Bob Dylan - 8 (1)
8) Beta Band - 7 (0)
9) Elvis Presley - 6 (1)
9) Slaves - 6 (1)
Bowie also has fifty percent of the Top 8 most successful Official Vinyl Singles Chart placings.
EIGHT MOST SUCCESSFUL VINYL SONGS
Artist, Song - Peak Position (Weeks in top 10)
1) David Bowie, Fame - 1 (13)
2) Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Riverman - 1 (12)
=3) Rolling Stones, (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - 1 (9)
=3) David Bowie/Tom Verlaine, Side By Side/Kingdom Come - 2 (9)
=4) Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Lock All The Doors - 1 (8)
=4) David Bowie, Young Americans - 6 (8)
=5) Paul Weller, Saturns Pattern - 2 (7)
=5) David Bowie, Space Oddity - 1 (7)
Thanks again to all of you that made this happen.
Read the Mirror piece here: http://smarturl.it/BowieVinylMIRROR