It is still Midnights time in the UK where Taylor Swift locks down another chart double.
The pop superstar’s tenth and latest album Midnights reigns for the second week in a row on the Official Albums Chart, having smashed records on it opening stanza. Over on the national singles chart, published in Nov. 4, album opener “Anti-Hero” tops for a second week.
With Midnights holding on, TayTay beats none other than The Beatleswhose classic 1966 album, Revolverreenters at No. 2. Revolver led the UK chart for seven consecutive weeks after its original release, jumping into the top 5 for the first time since December 1966, OCC reports.
It’s all thanks to a “super deluxe” reissue, which includes outtakes, handpicked to reveal the “humanity” behind the recording of Revolver. This includes a melancholic, acoustic version of “Yellow Submarine”, sung by John Lennon.
The Beatles rewrote chart history during their all-too-brief recording career. With 17 UK No. 1 albums, no other act has so many leaders. It remixed and expanded Revolver box set is the bestseller on vinyl this week.
Coming in at No. 3 on the UK chart, is Michael Ball and Alfie Boes Together in Vegas, the highest debut on the latest picture. It is the pair’s fifth top 5 album as a duo after 2016’s Together (No. 1), 2017’s Together again (No. 1), 2019’s Back together (No. 2) and the 2020s Together at Christmas (number 1).
Meanwhile, London producer Peace again lands in the top 5 for the first time with Actual life 3the last cut in his Real Life Trilogy. It’s new at No. 4.
This week’s UK top ten welcomes new releases from Massive Wagons (TRIGGERED! at No. 6); Tom Odell (Best day of my life at No. 7); Foo Fighters (The essentials at no. 10), while further down the list, Paul Weller scores his 27th Top 40 appearance with The Will of the People, a 3xLP collection of rare B-sides, remixes and live recordings from the years 2002-2021. It’s new at No. 15.
Finally, after opening for Ed Sheeran earlier this year, rising singer-songwriter Dylan (real name Natasha Woods) takes his first top 20 with The biggest thing I will never learn. It’s new at No. 19.