Sunday, July 19

Michael Jackson Chart Update: His Album sales higher than ever!

Cigarettes: 6
Weight: 8 stone 1
Prescribed drugs administered: 50mg diazepam, 85 physeptone, 20mg seroxat

Trying to keep busy but all I can think about is Michael. Well - here is the good news Michael rules the charts more than ever and has sold 2million physical albums since his death now and this week he sells 900,000, more than any week before since Invincible came out)

Chart Update (week 3 since death)
Source: Official Chart company

Album chart (Michael Rules the chart this week more than ever, with new stock in of HIStory)

#1. The Essential Michael Jackson
#3. Off The Wall
#4. Thriller
#5. The Motown Years (With Jackson5)
#7. Number Ones
#9. Thriller 25
#14. King Of Pop
#15. The Very Best Of The Jackson 5
#17. HIStory (My favourite, from 1995, up from #33!)

The only reason Bad and Dangerous are no longer in the chart atall is because most retailers have completely sold out and there are no surplus copies already shipped. In other words they need to make some more!

  • Singles Chart (again generally ruled by MJ with some new entries, and I'll tell you why)

#3. Man In The Mirror (down one place due to new entry, from Bad)
#20. Smooth Criminal (from Bad)
#21. Billie Jean (highest entry from Thriller)
#25. Thriller (video dowloads of this classic may make this a long stayer on chart)
#28. They Don't Care About Us (From1995 HIStory album, a surprise alltime favourite in UK)
#29. Black Or White (highest entry this week from Dangerous album which has sold out in stores)
#31. Dirty Diana
#32. Beat it
#36. Who's Lovin' You With The Jackson5 (Thanks to performance on memorial service by Welsh kid)
#39. Earth Song (#1 for 6 weeks in 1995-6, MJ's highest selling single in UK - could this change??)
#40. You Are Not Alone (also #1 for 3weeks in '95 from HIStory)

#42 The Way You Make Me Feel (Sticking around since the Bad album sold out everywhere)
#44. Heal The World (Thanks to the memorial finale performance)
#45. Bad (Album sold out!)
#48 Don't Stop Til You Get Enough (From Off The Wall)
#49. I'll Be There (from 1972, thanks to memorial Mariah Carey performance
#51 Will You Be There (Spiritual Song Up 30! thanks to memorial... From the unbeatable Dangerous Album)
#57. I want You Back Sold (Sold 6million In USA back in 1969-1988)
#59. ABC [J5]
#62. Human Nature (up 28places from 90, due to guitar interpretation at memorial )
#69. Ben (Michael's first solo number one recorded 1972)

#74. Smile (From HIStory RARE SHOCK NEW ENTRY - never released as single!)
#77. We Are The World [USA for Africa] (up from 193 Thanks to TV exposure)
#79 Can You Feel It [Michael and Marlon feat. The Jacksons]
#80 Rock With You
#84 Blame It On The Boogie [Jacksons]
#87. You Rock My World (From
Invincible (can you believe it!!??)
#89. Leave Me Alone (From Bad, shown on Q channel this week in heavy rotation)
#91. Wanna be startin
Somethin (From Thriller)
#100. I just can't Stop Loving You (From the sold out 'Bad', not my favourite MJ track)