Film soundtracks conquer the charts

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The UK album chart is full of soundtracks in a way that has not been seen since the 1960s.

The cast recording of Abba the movie sequel to Mamma Mia!: Here we go again, is the number one, reflecting its position in the cinema box office chart.

The album features Cher and Lily James, re-interpreting Abba of hits, and has sold 35,000 copies to reach the top.

He pushed The greatest Showman soundtrack is up to number two, while the first, Mamma Mia! the album is a five.

The last time there were three soundtracks in the top five in February 1969, according to the Official charts Company.

Then, the best-selling books including The Sound of Music, the Yellow Submarine and The Graduate. That was also the week that Jennifer Aniston is born and the Allende meteorite hit Mexico.

The soundtrack of Mamma Mia! Here we go again includes new versions of Waterloo, Fernando and Dancing Queen – none of which bear comparison to the originals.

In part because of that, Abba greatest hits, Abba Gold, returned to the top 10 for the first time since 2008, landing at number seven.

However, the Mamma Mia! the album still has a long way to go before it can emulate The Greatest Showman-a-million-sales success.

The record, which accompanies Hugh Jackman families spin on the history of the circus founder PT Barnum, has taken up permanent residence in the top five since its release in the month of January, spending 21 weeks at number one.

Despite this, neither The greatest Showman nor My Mom has been this week’s biggest seller in general.

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That honor went to Today, this is What I call Music 100, which moved 176,000 copies over the last seven days.

That makes it the fastest-selling album of the year – eclipsing the Now 99 (115,000) and Drake Scorpion (64,000).

However, compilation albums have a separate chart, which is the reason why Now 100 do not appear in the official top 40.

The most successful Time the album came in 1999, Now 44, which features Britney Spears, …Baby One More Time ” and “Steps’ Tragedy, and has sold 1.65 million copies.

In this week’s singles chart, Drake has scored a second week at number one, with My Feelings, while there were new entries for The 1975, 6ix9ine and Panic! At The Disco.

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