Bee Gees Pushed Back Into Top Ten

Fans salute Robin Gibb

Bee Gees have pushed their way back into the Top Ten following the death of Robin Gibb.

One of the most successful songwriting units of all time, the Bee Gees lost a brother last week. The death of Robin Gibb ended an enormously productive career, which began as child stars in Australia.

Tributes poured in for the singer, with fans rushing to pick up Bee Gees memorabilia. Compilation ‘Number Ones’ is the main beneficiary of this wave of nostalgia, pushing its way back into the Top Ten.

Ending at number five, ‘Number Ones’ sold at total of 16,000 copies. In at number one this week is Scottish singer Emili Sande, who won an extremely closely run race against American guitarist Joe Bonamassa.

Joe Bonamassa took a shock lead in the mid week countdown, and heading into the weekend it looked as if an upset might be on the cards.

However it wasn’t to be, with Sande’s debut album ‘Our Version Of Events’ finally pulling away. The eventual margin of success was extremely slim, with the Official Chart Company reporting that Joe Bonamassa lost out by less than 100 copies.

Elsewhere, The Enemy stomped back into the charts at number nine while Tom Jones returning to the Top Ten with new album ‘Spirit In The Room’. A sombre return influenced by soul and gospel, the new collection finds the Welsh singer covering Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and more.

The current UK Top Ten albums are:

1. Emili Sande – Our Version Of Events
2. Joe Bonamassa – Driving Toward Daylight
3. Adele – 21
4. John Mayer – Born And Raised
5. Bee Gees – Number Ones
6. Keane – Strangeland
7. Fun. – Some Nights
8. Tom Jones – Spirit In The Room
9. The Enemy – Streets In The Sky
10. Ben Howard – Every Kingdom

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