Interesting what one repeat of a couple of documentaries can do for album/song sales in the UK and to a certain extent in Ireland as well.
Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" 2009 documentary aired on BBC4 again last evening (May 4th) with Peter Green's "Man of the World" documentary following. Both would repeat late in the night. As a result, take a look at the charting songs and albums on iTunes right now. On the Top 10 Rock charts Fleetwood Mac's 1988 Greatest Hits album is the #2 Rock Album. Rumours is #3 and The Best of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac is #6. In Ireland, Greatest Hits is #2 with The Best of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac at #4. Fascinating!
On the iTunes Top 100 Charts, the lists below reveal a little more of the impact a couple of airings of a documentary can make on album and song sales.
iTunes Top 100 Rock Songs - UK
#12 - Go Your Own Way (Rumours)
#30 - The Chain
#39 - Everywhere
#42 - Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks
#44 - Little Lies
#45 - Oh Well, pts. 1&2 - Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
#49 - Man of the World - Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
#51 - Go Your Own Way (Greatest Hits)
#54 - Dreams
#58 - Landslide
#87 - Rhiannon
iTunes Top 100 overall Albums - UK
#31 - Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits
#35 - Fleetwood Mac Rumours
#40 - The Best of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
iTunes Top 100 overall Albums - Ireland
#22 - Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits
#30 - The Best of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
#76 - Fleetwood Mac Rumours
US ALBUM SALES
Week ending April 29th - Billboard Chart Date May 12th
In The USA this past week... Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and Greatest Hits are still registering on the Top 200 Catalogue Album sales chart with pretty much static numbers in terms of sales both only dropping slightly by 2% vs last week. Both albums increase in their chart positions as other titles on the chart have greater declines. Rumours moves from #134 to #117 with sales of 1,824 units for the week, down from 1,864 last week. Total album sales in the US since 1991 are 2,952,152. Greatest Hits moves from#188 to #165 on sales of 1,489 units vs 1,519 last week. Total US sales since 1991 are 4,543,494. On the Top Catalogue Digital Albums Chart, Rumours moves from #51 to #21 on sales of 1,260 vs 1,208 last week. Greatest Hits moves from #132 to #104 on sales of 687 digital downloads vs 702 last week.
Two catalogue tracks strike gains in sales this week on the Top 200 sales list. Fleetwood Mac's Landslide moves from #155 to #95 on sales of 5,883 single downloads vs 4,512 the previous week. Stevie's Edge of Seventeen moves down the chart even though sales increased this past week. The tune moves to #180 from #127 last week. Sales were 4,505 vs 2,694 the previous week. Total digital sales for Landslide are 862,143 and the total for Edge of Seventeen are 505,673 - which means last week Edge surpassed the 500k mark in digital sales making it eligible for Gold status (not sure if the RIAA awards catalogue tunes Gold awards if they sell past the 500k mark). In any case, the song didn't chart last week because of it's lower sales even though it's listed as being #127 last week.
Top Catalogue Albums Chart:
# 117 (134) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 165 (188) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
Top Catalogue Digital Albums Chart:
# 21 (51) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 104 (132) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
Top Digital Tracks Catalogue
# 95 (155) Fleetwood Mac - Landslide
#180 (127) Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen
Yes, they award catalog tunes. That's why some songs keep getting their ceritification upped eventhough they been around for 30 years. Her record company needs to pressure for certification. Landslide is considered a a catalog tune.ReplyDelete