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TOP 50 MANCHESTER MUSIC CHART
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The 50 latest releases from the "Rock'n'Goal Capital of the World" listed in order of Spotify plays
Chart includes artists from Manchester, groups formed in Manchester, bands with Mancunian lead singers or key musicians, RNCM and Chetham's alumni, and includes bands with a strong Manchester connection.
 

~ Updated 16 December 2018 ~
The 1975 1 ~ The 1975 Listen
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The Wilmslow boys who have gone on to be one of the biggest bands on the planet, went straight in at UK. no.1 (plummeting to no.33 this week) with their incredible eclectic third album, receiving universal 5 Star press reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. Includes the singles, "Give Yourself a Try", "Love It If We Made It", "TooTimeTooTimeTooTime", "I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes)","Sincerity Is Scary" , and - recharting this week - "It's Not Living (If It's Not with You)", (no.56). (30 Nov)

See them live at MANCHESTER ARENA - 24th Jan 2019
   
Aitch (New)up 2 ~ Aitch Listen
Straight Rhymez

With almost 3 million Spotify streams in barely a week, the third potty mouthed single in as many weeks, from the mega-popular New Moston grime artist is already his biggest hit yet (8 Dec 2018)

 
   
Tom Walker (5)up 3 ~ Tom Walker Listen
Hola (I Say)

A brilliant new track written by the Macclesfield vocalist for his best friend Marco Mengoni from the Italian X-Factor star's new "Atlantico" album, (30 Nov)

See him live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 27th April 2018
   
Morrissey (6)up 4 ~ Morrissey Listen
Low In High School (Deluxe Version)
A new deluxe verion of the former Smiths legend's eleventh solo album, which reached UK no.5 in November 2017. It includes nine new tracks, including five live recordingsand three new songs -"Lover-To-Be,” “Never Again Will I Be A Twin,” and “This Song Doesn’t End When It’s Over”, together with the cover of the Pretenders’ 1982 hit “Back On The Chain Gain”. (7 Dec 2018)

 

   
Just Banco (New)up 5 ~ Just Banco Listen
The Last Train to Trapan
The new album from the Manchester rapper, signed to the 1975's label,showcases his blend of R&B, Grime & Rap, which he has dubbed "Trapan". Features singles "Soo Yung", "Can't Say", "Ashleigh", "Lad", "Chun Li" and three new tracks. (14 Dec 2018)

See him live at Gorilla - 21st Dec 2018

   

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Tom Walker (14)up 6 ~ Tom Walker Listen
Walk Alone (Remixes)

Four new remixes from , Berlin's Alle Farben and Younutus, as well as Dutch DJ Burak Yeter and Burton's Nathan Dawe, of the UK no,80 hit collaboration between the Macclesfield vocalist and Rudimental from his forthcoming "What A Time to Be Alive" album (due March 2019) and their "Toast to our Differences" album (due January), (7 Dec)

See him live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 27th April 2018
   
Mike McGoldrick (New)up 7 ~ Mike McGoldrick Listen
One Song at a Time

One of Manchester's finest musicians, the Didsbury flautist reunites with Mark Knopfler and John McCusker to perform low whistle and wooden flute on the track "One Song at a Time", from the Dire Straits legend's new UK no.17 album (no.61 this week). Whilst he also performs on "Drover's Road" (on the deluxe CD version), his contribution is not as prominent as on Knopfler's four previous albums. (16 Nov)

See MARK KNOPFLER live: MANCHESTER ARENA - 29th May 2019
   
JP Cooper (New)up 8 ~ JP Cooper Listen
Cheerleader (Demo)
A stunning new song from the incredible Middleton singer-songwriter who has come a long way from playing the pubs of Manchester to become the 464th most popular artist in the world on Spotify! (14 Dec 2018)

 

   
Graeme Park (12)up 9 ~ Graeme Park Listen
Long Live House - Volume 01: 1980s

The world famous Hacienda DJ, radio presenter and musician curates a special 36 track compilation celebrating the heady days of House, returning to the Hacienda’s heyday with a selection of the finest mixes that helped launch the Manchester legend thirty years ago. (7 Dec)

 
   
Pale Waves (16)up 10 ~ Pale Waves Listen
Spotify Singles

The Manchester synth popsters record two new versions of "One More Time" and "22" at London's Metropolis studios exclusively for Spotify. (28 Nov)

 
   

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Bugzy Malone (18)up 11 ~ Bugzy Malone Listen
Hotbox Freestyle 2013
A 2013 recording of Manchester's leading grime star freestyling with Birmingham rapper Sox. (28 Nov 2018)

 

   
Ian Brown (New)up 12 ~ Ian Brown Listen
Black Roses

The second digital teaser to be released from King Monkey's new "Ripples" album (due in February). . (14 Dec)

 
   
Darcie (25)up 13 ~ The Monkees Listen
Unwrap You at Christmas (Single Mix)

The first single to be taken from the 60's TV boy band's "Christmas Party" album, features all four original members including unfinished recordings from Openshaw's Davy Jones, sourced and finished off for the record. (28 Nov)

 
   
John Mayall (27)up 14 ~ John Mayall Listen
Distant Lonesome Train

The incredible first track to be taken from the 85 year old Macclesfield Godfather of British Blues' forthcoming "Nobody Told Me" album (due February). Featuring Carolyn Wonderland on guitar, the album will also boast an impressive list of guest guitarists, including Joe Bonamassa, Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Alex Lifeson from Rush, and Larry McCray. (7 Dec)

 
   
Children of Zeus (26)up 15 ~ Children of Zeus Listen
It Won't End Well

Manchester's most soulful hip hop duo, Tyler Daley and Konny Kon team up with Detroit rapper Black Milk, for their latest single. (7 Dec)

 
   

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Sleeper (29)up 16 ~ Sleeper Listen
Look At You Now

Having reformed following their split in 1998, the brilliant Manchester University formed indie legends release the first comeback single from the forthcoming "The Modern Age" album (due in March). They've not lost it!. (5 Dec)

 
   
John Mayall (New)up 17 ~ John Mayall Listen
What Have I Done Wrong

The incredible second track to be taken from the 85 year old Macclesfield Godfather of British Blues' forthcoming "Nobody Told Me" album (due February). Featuring Joe Banamassa on guitar, the album will also boast an impressive list of guest guitarists, including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Alex Lifeson from Rush, Larry McCray and Carolyn Wonderland. (14 Dec)

 
   
Chloe Foy (36)up 18 ~ Chloe Foy Listen
In The Bleak Midwinter

A lovely festive ditty from the upcoming Manchester folk pop star who has enjoyed an incredible year, breaking into our Top 100 Manchester Artists chart, thanks to Radio 2 support and Spotify playlists. (7 Dec)

 
   
Whyte Horses (32)up 19 ~ Whyte Horses Listen
Next Year Will Be Mine / Coldest Night Of The Year

The brilliant Mancunian dreamy psych-pop band from Finders Keepers records boss Dom Thomas go all festive with this double A-Side Christmas single. (1 Dec)

 
   
Geko (New)up 20 ~ Geko Listen
Will Smith (iLL BLU Remix)

London production duo iLL BLU remix the Manchester rapper's latest single, with London rapper Not3s, which scraped into the UK charts at no.100 in November. (14 Dec)

 
   

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Stillia (New)up 21 ~ Stillia Listen
Easy
The St.Helens/Manchester indie rockers return with their latest single. (14 Dec)

 

   
Finley Quaye (37)up 22 ~ Finley Quaye Listen
Common

Yet another baffling random instrumental release from the controversial Manchester-raised, Reddish living reggae star, who seems to have fallen a long way since being crowned 1998 BRIT Awards Best Male Solo Artist. (5 Dec)

 
   
Finley Quaye (32)up 23 ~ Finley Quaye Listen
For Each Other

Like the blank cover sleeve, we literally have now words to explain the latest cutting room floor rejection from the controversial Manchester-raised, Reddish living reggae star who seems to have fallen a long way since being crowned 1998 BRIT Awards Best Male Solo Artist. (30 Nov)

 
   
Peter Hammill (35)up 24 ~ Peter Hammill Listen
X/Ten
A live album drawn from the Van Der Graaf Generator frontman's 2018 acoustic tour versions of material from his "From The Trees" album. (30 Nov 2018)

 

   
Tantzz (New)up 25 ~ Tantzz Listen
Outrageous
The new single from the Manchester based rapper. (11 Dec 2018)

 

   

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Levelz (New)up 26 ~ LEVELZ Listen
Warning Call (LVL 47)
The latest single from the Manchester hip hop collective features Sparkz, Chimpo, and Black Josh, on vocals with production from Metrodome. (29 Nov 2018)

 

   
mason Maynard (New)up 27 ~ Mason Maynard Listen
Groupies
The hotly tipped young Manchester DJ delivers another fine single (6 Dec 2018)

See him live at MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 27th Dec 2018

   
Finley Quaye (33)up 28 ~ Incisions Listen
Incisions

The debut album the Manchester political punk rockers is a collection of hard rocking 1 minute long headbangers. (7 Dec)

 
   
Zed Bias (New)up 29 ~ Zed Bias Listen
Fwd & Back (Remix)

The Chorlton-based garage and broken beat producer joins up with DJ Spinna and Fyza for his new single. (14 Dec)

 
   
Dirty Vertebrae (34)up 30 ~ Dirty Vertebrae Listen
Fun Conscious
The new album from the Northwich rap/ska/grunge collective whose socially aware and positively charged music is an infusion of rapid-fire hip-hop beats, conscious raps and beautiful, soaring and uncompromising rock riffs. (30 Nov 2018)

 

   

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XXXY (New)up 31 ~ XXXY Listen
Take You There

Manchester bass music synthesist Rupert Taylor teams up with Margate producer Braga Circuit for this track on the new "Sour Edits Volume 3" EP. (11 Dec)

 
   
Darcie (38)up 32 ~ Darcie Listen
Litter (Mahogany Sessions)

A re-recording of the Lo-fi soul pop Mancunian duo's brilliant April release. (6 Dec)

See them live at Gulliver's - 4th April 2019
   
Sweet Female Attitude (New)up 33 ~ Sweet Female Attitude Listen
Movin' On (Remixes)
Leanne Brown's Manchester garage act team up with Bournemouth DJ BKT and get two remixes from Marc Cottrell and Dominic Balchin. (14 Dec)

 

   
5&Dime (New)up 34 ~ Rough Traders, Marvin Aloys & 5&Dime Listen
Outstanding
Lee Monteverde's dance act team up once more with Manchester DJ Marvin Aloys to release a cover of the KC & The Sunshine Band smash disco hit, and add a 5&Dime remix in for added funk. (14 Dec 2018)

 

   
Discotron (New)up 35 ~ Discotron Listen
Head Nod Ish
The latest funky offering from the same Stockport producer behind Daft Funk, Weekend Players, Audio Jacker, Disko Junkie, Boogie Freaks, Martello, Serial Thrilla, Jack Le Funk, Giorgio Rodgers, Soul Power, Hype The Phunk, Phunk Rokerz, and countless other aliases on his Tasty Recordings label. (14 Dec 2018)

 

   

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Riot Jazz Brass Band (New)up 36 ~ Riot Jazz Brass Band Listen
Ten Covers
The brilliant new album to celebrate the first 10 years of the funky 9 piece Manchester brass ensemble, features some incredible jazz interpretations of Fleetwood Mac, Bon Jovi, Britney Spears, Shaggy, Pendulum, Martin Solveig, Todd Terje, Hudson Mohawke, and Buraka Som Sistema. (12 Dec 2018)

 

   
Riot Jazz Brass Band (New)up 37 ~ Riot Jazz Brass Band Listen
Feliz Navidad
The Christmas single from the funky 9 piece Manchester brass ensemble. (14 Dec 2018)

 

   
Audio Jacker (40)up 38 ~ Audio Jacker Listen
I Believe
This week's funky release from the same Stockport producer behind Discotron, Daft Funk, Weekend Players, Disko Junkie, Boogie Freaks, Martello, Serial Thrilla, Jack Le Funk, Giorgio Rodgers, Soul Power, Hype The Phunk, Phunk Rokerz, and countless other aliases on his Tasty Recordings label. (30 Nov 2018)

 

   
Serial Thrilla (43)up 39 ~ Dámì Sule Listen
Feel Like
The new single from the Nigerian born, Manchester based poet and Chill-hop artist. (7 Dec 2018)

 

   
The Moods (New)up 40 ~ The Moods Listen
Missing Peace (USA Remix)
The title track from the funky Manchester 10 piece collective's brilliant new album gets a remix. (14 Dec 2018)

 

   

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Serial Thrilla (42)up 41 ~ Serial Thrilla Listen
Waitin'
Yet another forgettable release from the same Stockport producer behind Discotron, Daft Funk, Weekend Players, Audio Jacker, Disko Junkie, Boogie Freaks, Martello, Jack Le Funk, Giorgio Rodgers, Soul Power, Hype The Phunk, Phunk Rokerz, and countless other aliases on his Tasty Recordings label. (7 Dec 2018)

 

   
Robbahollow (41)down 42 ~ Robbahollow Listen
Living To Die
The new single from the popular Moss Side rapper tells the story of a local drug dealer. He also released "Trap Life" on the same day. (29 Nov 2018)

 

   
Baked a la Ska (New)up 43 ~ Baked A La Ska Listen
The Final Countdown
Just in time for your New Year's Eve party, the funky Manchester ska collective release a fun cover of Europe's classic hit. (4 Dec)

See them live at Band On the Wall - 20th Dec 2018

   
David Schofield (New)up 44 ~ David Schofield Listen
Hedwig's Theme
The award-winning Mancunian pianist, who studied at Chethams School of Music, performs the magical Harry Potter track. (16 Nov)

 

   
Abbie Ozard (New)up 45 ~ Abbie Ozard Listen
Stay Another Day
Just in time for the Christmas adverts, the Nantwich singer songwriter gives a haunting folk pop rendition of East 17's classic. (14 Dec)

 

   

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Zion 46 ~ Zion Listen
Alive (Live at St. Philips)
The Manchester-based church singer releases his new worship single, recorded live at St. Philips Church in Salford. (26 Nov 2018)

 

   
Pleasures (48)up 47 ~ Pleasures Listen
CD/R

The new double A-side single from the young Manchester punk band. (24 Nov)

 
   
Jess Kemp (New)up 48 ~ Jess Kemp Listen
Leave A Chair Out (Live Recorded Session)
The latest single from the talented Salford singer-songwriter, a Music Business student at BIMM Manchester, catches her alone at the piano. (10 Dec)

 

   
Kastella (New)up 49 ~ Kastella Listen
World Stops Turning
The Oasis influences shine through on the latest single from the Manchester indie rockers. (14 Dec)

 

   
Illerstate 50 ~ Illerstate Listen
Trippin'

The new single from the Langley Estate's three piece hip hop collective. (30 Nov)

 
   

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OTHER RELEASES IN THE UK CHARTS
Manchester artists currently in the Official UK charts
Chart includes artists from Manchester, groups formed in Manchester, bands with Mancunian lead singers or key musicians, RNCM and Chetham's alumni, and includes bands with a strong Manchester connection.
 

Take That (Albums) 5 ~ Take That Listen
Odyssey

The re-imagined greatest hits album went straight in to the UK Charts at no.1 (this week no.5), taking the listener on a journey through the incredible musical history of one of Manchester's most successful bands ever. The 27 tracks - included a collaboration with Barry Gibb - are peppered with soundbites from their life, building a historical narrative around the songs - the story of five local teenage lads, who went on to become one of the biggest boy bands of all time. (23 Nov)

See them live at MANCHESTER ARENA - 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 26th & 27th May 2019
   
Tom Walker (Albums)up 20 ~ Paul Heaton Listen
The Last King Of Pop

The amazing 23 track compilation from the Wirral-born, Manchester-based former landlord of The Kings Arms in Salford, entered the UK charts at no.10 (no,20 this week) and features some of the finest songs from his extraordinary career, including hits from his days in the Housemartins, The Beautiful South, his solo years, and his long-standing collaboration with Jacqui Abbott. As well as a re-recording of the Beautiful South classic "A Little Time", and a brand new song, "7" Singles", it includes the 2006 tribute to his home city, "Manchester". (16 Nov)

See him live at EDGLEY PARK STOCKPORT - 21st Jun 2019
   
Russell Watson (Albums)up 21 ~ Russell Watson Listen
In Harmony

The popular Salford tenor unites with Aled Jones reached no.8 in the UK album charts (no.2 in Classical Charts) with this collection of well-loved hymns, arias, and popular songs, including “Bright Horizons”, which was specifically composed for them by Sir Karl Jenkins. The medley “Where Have All The Flowers Gone/Here’s To The Heroes”, is a timely tribute to the centenary of the end of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of the NHS. (9 Nov)

See him live at BRIDGEWATER HALL - 24th Feb 2018
   
Tom Walker (Singles)down 49 ~ Tom Walker Listen
Leave A Light On
Over a year after its original release, the Macclesfield singer's French chart topper and UK no.7 hit, re-enters the chart, with over 165 million Spotify streams. (13 Oct 2017)

See him live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 27th April 2019

   
Rick Astley (Albums)up 67 ~ Rick Astley Listen
Beautiful Life
The Newton-le-Willows pop icon re-enters the charts with his UK no.6 album. (20 July 2018)

See him live with TAKE THAT at MANCHESTER ARENA - 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 26th & 27th May 2019

   
Oasis (Albums)up 75 ~ Oasis Listen
What's The Story Morning Glory
The 362ndweek in the charts for the Gallagher brother's chart-topping second album, their most commercially successful release selling over 22 million copies so far. It includes hits "Some Might Say", "Roll with It", "Morning Glory", "Wonderwall", "Don't Look Back in Anger", and "Champagne Supernova". (2 Oct 1995)

 

   
Oasis (Albums) 92 ~ Oasis Listen
Time Flies 1994 - 2009
The 275th week in the charts for the Gallagher brother's chart-topping "greatest hits" collection, which includes previous non-album tracks "Whatever" and "Lord Don't Slow Me Down". (14 Jun 2010)

 

   
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