Green Day Reigns Again on the U.K. Albums Chart With 'Revolution Radio'

Green Day
Frank Maddocks

Green Day

The pop-punk greats top the chart for the third time, while James Arthur lodges a third week on top the singles chart.

Green Day tops the U.K. album chart for a third time today (Oct. 14), entering at No. 1 with Revolution Radio (Reprise/Warner Music), ahead of new entries by Barry Gibb and Alter Bridge. On the singles chart, James Arthur comfortably secures a third week at the summit with “Say You Won't Let Go” (Syco Music/Sony Music).

Revolution Radio follows 2004's American Idiot and 2009's 21st Century Breakdown in topping the album survey for Green Day. The Official Charts Company reports that the set outsold Gibb's In The Now (Columbia/Sony), which bows at No. 2, by two to one.

The solo success of the Bee Gee is in marked contrast to the U.K. chart performance of his previous album in his own name, 1984's Now Voyager, which peaked at No. 85. The new release also helps the Bee Gees' The Ultimate compilation (Reprise/Warner) return to the top 100 at No. 39.

Orlando rock favorites Alter Bridge arrive at a career-best No. 3 with The Last Hero (Napalm), while British chart stalwarts Kaiser Chiefs start at No. 4 with their sixth studio release Stay Together (Caroline/Universal). Last week's newcomer at the top, Craig David's Following My Intuition (Speakerbox Recordings), falls to No. 5.

There are four more new entries, for an overall total of eight, inside the top ten. OneRepublic comes in at No. 6 with Oh My My (Interscope/Universal), and Seasick Steve lands at No. 8 with Keepin' The Horse Between Me and the Ground (There's A Dead Skunk).

Norah Jones hits the U.K. album top ten for the fifth time with Day Breaks (Blue Note/Universal) at No. 9, and British rockers Feeder do so for a fourth time with All Bright Electric (Cooking Vinyl), at No. 10. Meanwhile, Now That's What I Call Music 94 (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) moves into a 12th week at No. 1 on the compilations chart.

Arthur's singles reign continues with the help of almost 50,000 downloads and 5.61 million streams in the chart week to last night (Thursday). That keeps “Say You Won't Let Go” well ahead of  “Closer” (Disruptor) by The Chainsmokersfeaturing Halsey, which moves back 3-2, trading places with The Weeknd's “Starboy” (Republic/XO/Universal), featuring Daft Punk.

“Side To Side” (Republic/Universal) by Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj moves up again 5-4, while Sia's “The Greatest” (Monkey Puzzle/RCA/Sony) climbs back 8-5, reclaiming its previous peak of four weeks ago. Bruno Mars scores a No. 9 debut with “24K Magic” (Atlantic/Warner). 


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