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Pink Floyd's The Endless River and TDSOTM - more chart news Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 12 December 2014

The Dark Side of the MoonInterest in Pink Floyd's new album, The Endless River, shows little sign of waning, despite the heavy pre-sales/advance orders of the album, and the high sales figures seem on the week of release.

Amazon.co.uk has today revealed the most wished for artist albums of Christmas 2014, with British acts dominating the top ten. Pink Floyd's The Endless River, Ed Sheeran's X and Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour top the chart, with One Direction's new release Four and George Ezra's Wanted On Voyage rounding off the top five. Elsewhere on the chart are the Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift, and AC/DC.

Director of Amazon EU Digital Music, Steve Bernstein, said: "British music is currently undergoing a tremendous popularity boom, both in the UK and worldwide. It's really exciting to see the widespread appeal of younger artists such as Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and One Direction, as well as the likes of legendary acts such as Pink Floyd and Take That. Further, it's no surprise to see Pink Floyd at the top of the wishlist. Their album launch was one of the most successful in Amazon history and will be a welcome addition to any customers' stocking come Christmas morning."

As a side effect of interest in The Endless River, guess what album has returned to Billboard's 200 Chart? Yes, that's right - The Dark Side Of The Moon. The album has re-entered their top 20, at the number 13 spot. They credit this sudden jump in sales as "thanks to ultra-cheap pricing in the Google Play store (where the classic set was discounted to 99-cents in the tracking week ending December 7). It moved just over 38,000 album equivalent units last week, comprised mostly of pure album sales (nearly 38,000; up 940 percent). That's the album's highest rank since the October 15, 2011-dated chart, when it re-entered at number 12 following a new deluxe reissue. With 889 weeks on the chart, it continues to rule as the album with most charted weeks in the history of the tally. The next-closest album, in terms of longevity, is Johnny Mathis' Johnny's Greatest Hits, with 490 weeks." Obviously, these figures are US-sales only.

 
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