The battle of the rock veterans on the U.K. album chart has been won by Rod Stewart. His You're In My Heart (Rhino/Warner) moved ahead of The Who's WHO (Polydor/Universal) as the chart week progressed to climb 2-1; in a tight race, The Who finish with a No. 3 debut. Tones & I's “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch) tops the singles chart for an 11th straight week.
You're In My Heart is Stewart's tenth No. 1 album and makes him the oldest solo male artist to top the U.K. listings, according to the Official Charts Company. At 74 years and 11 months old, he beats the previous record-holder, Paul Simon, by three months. Last week's bestselling artist album, Robbie Williams' festive release The Christmas Present (Columbia/Sony), falls to No. 2. Only 750 combined units separate the top three.