Bananarama

Does anyone know what time today purchases count towards the charts until?

Might send the other half into town to see if the vinyl is anywhere. I don't think Banquet have stock so might cancel.
 
Does anyone know what time today purchases count towards the charts until?

Might send the other half into town to see if the vinyl is anywhere. I don't think Banquet have stock so might cancel.

It was midnight last night, your purchases today will count towards their Week 2 number.
 
"Pop icons Bananarama enjoy their highest Official Albums Chart position in 34 years this week with their twelfth studio LP Masquerade (22). The duo – comprising Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward – score their first Top 20 since 1988’s The Greatest Hits Collection (3). Masquerade also debuts at Number 6 on this week’s Official Vinyl Albums Chart."

Not sure if that means they're at #22 or top 20, but either way, a great result!

Edit: reading the rest of the chart update, I think the above is a typo - it reads in sequence, so they could be #12!
 
I think #22 for an independent, veteran act is awesome. I hope Sara and Keren are very proud.

Hopefully, they can release another album in 2 or 3 years to keep up the momentum. Also, maybe they can pull a trick from Steps and release loads of different versions of the album.

Also, maybe next time they could work with someone who could help them in the streaming platforms, as that always hurts them in the charts. Obviously streaming makes them little money. So they did well where the money was.

I'm happy with 22. Well done, Ladies!
 
With a studio album no, Deep Sea Skiving peaked the highest at #8. However, the ‘88 greatest hits was top 3 and hung around.

'Deep Sea Skiving' actually peaked at #7. There's an error on the Official Charts site where its peak it listed at #8 because they duplicated a chart (I think the previous week) for the week it was #7.

You can see the UK albums chart for the week it was #7 here - http://scans.chartarchive.org/UK/1983/14 - 02 Apr Record Mirror Albums.jpg
 
Even going top 20 would be a great feat for them. Even many of their classic era albums couldn't do that.

You can't compare the albums charts today with the charts back in the day. No-one buys or listens to full artist albums anymore; that's why it's easy for legacy acts like Bananarama to chart well.

Sure, it's nice to see them on the charts again, but it doesn't mean they're as popular as a #22 album was back in the 80s. They probably won't last a second week inside the top 100.
 
You can't compare the albums charts today with the charts back in the day. No-one buys or listens to full artist albums anymore; that's why it's easy for legacy acts like Bananarama to chart well.

Sure, it's nice to see them on the charts again, but it doesn't mean they're as popular as a #22 album was back in the 80s. They probably won't last a second week inside the top 100.

I appreciate its all to do with faking the charts and making the album chart seem more popular than it is but i wish that individual tracks listened to on various playlists didn't count towards album sales, keeping numerous greatest hits album charts in the top 20, plus probably helping the likes of Adele and Sheeran remain the album charts for so long as various singles will be on so many playlists contributing towards both the single and album charts.

I wish just people who listened to the majority of the actual album via streaming counted. I guess if they did that, it would show the album chart is more dead than it is already. Such sad times.
 
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