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TOP 75 MANCHESTER MUSIC CHART
#Top50MCR
The 75 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 26 Nov 2019 ~
Tom Walker (2)up 1 ~ Tom Walker Listen
What A Time To Be Alive (Deluxe)
Pushing it back up the UK Album Charts to no.9, (this week no.13), the deluxe version of the UK no.1 album from the chart-topping Brit Award winning Chelford singer songwriter, features eight new tracks - four of which are brand new songs, alongside the single "Better Half of Me" (this week's UK no.40), "Fly Away With Me" and "All That Matters (Acoustic)" (8 Nov 2019)
 See him live at MANCHESTER ARENA - 17th Nov 2019 & NIGHT & DAY CAFE - 13th Feb 2020
   
Harry Styles (New)up 2 ~ Harry Styles Listen
Watermelon Sugar
Going straight into the UK charts at no.35 - with over 24 million Spotify streams in barely a month - Holmes Chapel's One Direction star delivers the second single from his second album, "Fine Line", due 13th Dec. (17 Nov)

 See him live: MANCHESTER ARENA - 25th Apr 2020
   
Robbie Williams (New)up 3 ~ Robbie Williams & Tyson Fury Listen
The Christmas Present
The "Knutsford City Limits" Stoke-on-Trent pop legend, who found fame with Manchester boy band Take That, releases his Christmas album which features collabs from Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams, Jamie Cullum, Helene Fischer and Manchester boxer Tyson Fury (8 Nov 2019)
 See JAMIE CULLUM live at BRIDGEWATER HALL - 25th Mar 2020

   
Aitch (New)up 4 ~ Aitch Listen
French Kisses
After the Croydon rapper appeared on the Manchester rapper's UK no.8 hit single "Buss Down", the New Moston favourite returns the favour on the new single from ZieZie, enjoying 600,000 streams. (22 Nov 2019)
 See him live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 19th Dec 2019
   
Simply Red (4)down 5 ~ Simply Red Listen
Blue Eyed Soul
Entering the UK charts at no.6, (before dropping to no.47 this week), the twelfth studio album from the legendary Manchester band is the rawest, funkiest, dirtiest, brassiest and most bluesy soulful concoction of their stellar career. What a voice! (8 Nov)
See them live at MANCHESTER ARENA - 17th Oct 2020
   

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Noel Gallagher (7)up 6 ~ Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Listen
Wandering Star
The new uplifting single release from the former Oasis man, the first to be taken from his upcoming, third EP., "Blue Moon Rising" (due 6th March 2020). (14 Nov 2019)
 

   
Robbie Williams (New)up 7 ~ Robbie Williams Listen
It Takes Two
The "Knutsford City Limits" Stoke-on-Trent pop legend, who found fame with Manchester boy band Take That, joins Rod Stewart and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on this live version of his 1990 hit with Tina Turner, a cover of the Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston song. Taken from Rod's incredible new album with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, "You're In My Heart" (the song which namechecks his beloved Manchester United and Celtic), the track is also included on Robbie's "The Christmas Present" album, released on the same day. (22 Nov 2019)
 
   
Geko (New)up 8 ~ Geko Listen
Link Up
The latest single from the 22 year old Manchester rapper of North African descent, features Stefflon Don, Deno & Dappy. (21 Nov 2019)
 

   
Matthew Halsall (8)down 9 ~ Matthew Halsall Listen
Colour Yes (Special Edition)
Reaching no.7 in the UK Jazz & Blues Chart, 10 years after its initial release, the second album from the MOBO-nominated Manchester jazz trumpeter, composer and founder of the city's influential Gondwana Records label gets a remastered reissue with the striking bonus tracks "It’s What We Do" and "Ai". (8 Nov 2019)

   
Blossoms (New)up 10 ~ Blossoms Listen
The Keeper
The second track to be released from the Stockport indie favourite's forthcoming "Foolish Loving Spaces" album (due Jan 2020). (21 Nov 2019)
See them live: MANCHESTER ARENA - 28th Mar 2020
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False Advertising (9)down 11 ~ False Advertising Listen
Brainfreeze
The absolutely brilliant debut album from the Manchester-based alternative rock trio. With echos of Alanis Morissette at her best and "Waiting For The Punchline" grunge-era Extreme, expect them to explode in 2020! (8 Nov)

 
   
Frameworks (13)up 12 ~ Frameworks Listen
Monday
Acclaimed Manchester downtempo and instrumental hip-hop producer, Matt Brewer, serves up yet another brilliant single. (8 Nov)
 

   
McFly (15)up 13 ~ McFly Listen
Lucky Ones
Bolton's Danny Jones sings lead vocals on the eleventh unreleased single from 2012 by the popular pop rockers, as part of their weekly releases leading up to their O2 concert. (10 Nov 2019)

See them live at MANCHESTER ARENA - 1st May 2020
   
The Lathums (18)up 14 ~ The Lathums Listen
I Know That Much
Another brilliant jangly new single from the young Wigan four piece. (13 Nov 2019)
 See them live: NIGHT & DAY CAFE ~ 6th Dec 2019
 See them supporting BLOSSOMS: MANCHESTER ARENA ~ 28th Mar 2020
   
Krystal Klear (24)up 15 ~ Krystal Klear Listen
Cyclia One
Named after the concept for a psychedelic nightclub that Muppets creator Jim Henson developed in 1965, which was described as "the entertainment experience of the future—a theater of the year 2000", this is the new uplifting four track EP from Irish House DJ Declan Lennon - who emerged through the Manchester club scene with longstanding residences at Warehouse Project and Hoya:Hoya, whilst studying and living in the city. (15 Nov 2019)

 
   

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Christy Moore (New)up 16 ~ Christy Moore Listen
Magic Nights
50 years after his debut album, the legendary Irish folk star who started his career in Manchester, way back in 1966 whilst living in Moss Side, Didsbury, Cheetham Hill, Crumpsall, Bury and Rochdale, releases this new 26 track live album and 50 track box set featuring many newly-recorded versions of live favourites (22 Nov)
 
   
Laura White (26)up 17 ~ Laura White Listen
Ultimatum
The Manchester dance singer provides vocals to London DJ MistaJam's new single. (15 Nov 2019)

 
   
McFly (New)up 18 ~ McFly Listen
Pretty Girls / Man On Fire
Bolton's Danny Jones sings lead vocals on the twelve and thirteenth unreleased tracks from 2012 by the popular pop rockers, as part of their weekly releases leading up to their O2 concert. "Pretty Girls" (as well as "Air Hostess", "Unsaid Things", "That Thing You Do", "Crash The Wedding" and "loads of McFly songs") was written in Manchester [see the story here] (17 Nov 2019)

See them live at MANCHESTER ARENA - 1st May 2020
   
Lost Under Heaven (29)up 19 ~ Jonathan Ogden Listen
09:00 / 10:00
The second two track single from the Mancunian Rivers & Robots frontman as part of his Twenty Four Beat Tape. (15 Nov 2019)
 

   
Peter Donohoe (30)up 20 ~ Peter Donohoe Listen
Sonata No. 2 in G Major, Op. 37: I. Moderato e risoluto
The second track to bre released from the forthcoming "Tchaikovsky: Solo Piano Works" album (due 29 Nov) from the Mancunian former Chethams, Royal Manchester College of Music, RNCM, BBC Philharmonic and Hallé pianist. (13 Nov 2019)

   

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Riton (New)up 21 ~ Riton Listen
Turn Me On (Acoustic Version)
A brilliant new acoustic mix of the UK no. 12 single and biggest hit from Geordie DJ Henry Smithson - who started his career in Manchester with Mark Rae's Grand Central label in 2001 whilst working at the Fat City Records shop. (22 Nov)

 
   
Take That (22) - 22 ~ Take That Listen
Odyssey - Greatest Hits Live
Entering the UK album charts at no.5, and celebrating their 30 years, Gary, Mark and Howard's "Greatest Hits Live Tour of 2019", recorded at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on the last UK date, represents a fitting climax to what they have dubbed the ‘second chapter’ of their life in music. A 4 disc package with a 12x12 hardback book with 48 colour pages filled with photographs. Includes DVD and Blu-Ray of the full live show, plus 2xCD of the full live audio, featuring Lulu. (15 Nov 2019)

 
   
Futurecop (New)up 23 ~ Pip Millett Listen
Ava
Yet another beautiful single from the heartfelt Mancunian who fuses R&B and soul that’s always full of feeling. Expect her to become a household name soon (20 Nov)

 
   
Chemical Brothers (New)up 24 ~ The Chemical Brothers Listen
Surrender (20th Anniversary)
This new fully expanded version of the Manchester-formed duo's classic album from 1999, (which features Bernard Sumner and Noel Gallagher) brings together the original album with previously unreleased ‘Secret Psychedelic Mixes’ and a selection of remixes from the period, curated by Tom and Ed over 3 CDs. There’s also a DVD containing the hugely acclaimed promos for ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’, ‘Let Forever Be’ and ‘Out Of Control’, fully restored, and footage from the 2000 Glastonbury performance. Finally, the box will also include four prints from cover artist Kate Gibb and a 24-page book with photos, memorabilia and a new essay from Jon Savage. (22 Nov)

 
   
DRS

(33)up 25 ~ DRS Listen

Make You Love Me
The fourth track to be released from Manchester's in demand soulful vocalist Delroy Pottinger's collab with Essex drum and bass DJ LSB. (15 Nov)

   

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Slow Show (34)up 26 ~ The Slow Show & Hallé Youth Choir Listen
Eye To Eye (Acoustic)
The latest acoustic single from the fantastic Manchester band recorded live with the Halle Youth Choir. (12 Nov 2019)

 
   
Virus Syndicate (35)up 27 ~ Virus Syndicate Listen
Gung Ho
The Manchester grime collective team up with German producer INFEKT for the second track taken from the "Knights Of The Rond Table, Volume 3" collection. (13 Nov 2019)

 
   
Chloe Foy (40)up 28 ~ Chloe Foy Listen
Never Be The Same Again
Currently back on tour again with Jesca Hoop, the classically inspired Manchester indie folk artist takes a look at finding peace in this mad world with this introspective new single. (15 Nov)

 
   
Jesca Hoop (36)up 29 ~ Jesca Hoop Listen
Stonechild Afterbirth
Two new tracks which serve as a postscript to the fantastic "Stonechild" album from the popular Californian folk singer who relocated to Chorlton in 2008 after meeting Elbow's tour manager, Tom Piper. Heavily immersed into the Manchester scene, she is currently on a US Tour with Elbow and Chloe Foy. (13 Nov 2019)

   
Kosmonauts (New)up 30 ~ Kosmonauts Listen
Same Thoughts, Different Minds
The second 6 track EP from the energetic Manchester rockers features hits favourites "Falling Apart". "Stay The Night", and "Lady Lovesick". (22 Nov)

   

 
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Lost Under Heaven (New)up 31 ~ Jonathan Ogden Listen
11:00 / 12:00
The third two track single from the Mancunian Rivers & Robots frontman's "Twenty Four Beat Tape". (22 Nov 2019)
 

   
Tunde (New)up 32 ~ Tunde Listen
Whacky Racers
The new single from the Manchester rapper. (22 Nov 2019)

   
Lucy Spraggan (37)up 33 ~ Lucy Spraggan Listen
Today Was a Good Day (Deluxe)
Featuring two re-recorded acoustic tracks and five live versions, this is the Deluxe version of the Stockport-based Buxton born former X Factor contestant's UK no.12 album, "Today Was A Good Day". (13 Nov 2019)

See her live: CASTLETON - 12th & 13th Dec 2019
   
Tim Bowness (New)up 34 ~ No-Man Listen
Love You To Bits
The superb new album from Stockton Heath vocalist Tim Bowness and multi-instrumentalist Steven Wilson's influential act - Twenty-five years in the making. Eleven years on from the band's last release, it's a gloriously ambitious statement unlike anything in their back catalogue, combining shimmering Pop and pulsating Electronica elements in fresh and surprising ways, with aspects of Fusion, Ambient and much more. (22 Nov 2019)
 

   
Lady Ice (46)up 35 ~ Lady Ice Listen
First
The new single from the Mancunian urban soulstress and former "Must Be The Music" and "X Factor" contestant. (15 Nov 2019)
 

   
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Iora (45)up 36 ~ Twisted Wheel Listen
Black and Blue
The new single from the Saddleworth favourites (15 Nov)
 

   
Peter Donohoe (New)up 37 ~ Peter Donohoe Listen
Aveu Passionne
The third track to bre released from the forthcoming "Tchaikovsky: Solo Piano Works" album (due 29 Nov) from the Mancunian former Chethams, Royal Manchester College of Music, RNCM, BBC Philharmonic and Hallé pianist. (20 Nov 2019)

   
Elephant Trees (New)up 38 ~ Elephant Trees Listen
MONACHOPSIS
The incredible 6 rack EP from Manchester-based Guiseley 20 year old Martha Phillip's incredible alt-rock disco band should be on everybody's playlist. Amazing! (15 Nov 2019)

   
Darcie (New)up 39 ~ Mealtime Listen
Sublime
The cool new single from the Manchester-based alt-pop six-piece. (19 Nov 2019)

 
   
Black Josh (43)up 40 ~ Black Josh Listen
King of Lyon
"Linking dots near Alex park", the popular "Manny zone" rapper returns with an appearance on this chilled out track on the new album from French producers Galant Troopers, Kuna Maze & Vax 1. (15 Nov 2019)
 

   

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Futurecop (New)up 41 ~ Futurecop! Listen
Let Go (Acoustic)
1980's nostalgic Mancunian electronic synth composer Manzur Iqbal sadly bids his farewell with his final release; an acoustic version of his "Voltrana" album track, featuring Berlin duo Siamese Youth. (22 Nov)

 
   
KSR (New)up 42 ~ [ K S R ] & KinKai Listen
Flex With Me
The new single from the Manchester soul and RnB singer with the Mancunian boombap jazzy hip hop star KinKai. (21 Nov 2019)

   
Black Josh (New)up 43 ~ Black Josh & Metrodome Listen
Nite Time
The popular Manchester rapper releases his new single with help from the 0161 producer. (22 Nov 2019)
 

   
Finley Quaye (New)up 44 ~ Finley Quaye Listen
Vocal Honey
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, releases his first brand new single since the random "Faux Naif"collection of his random cutting floor singles. (22 Nov 2019)

 
   
Francis Lung (50)up 45 ~ Francis Lung Listen
To Make Angels in the Snow
The festive new single from the former WU LYF songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Tom McClung (12 Nov)

   

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Futurecop (New)up 46 ~ PINS Listen
Ponytail (The Orielles Remix)
The new single from the Manchester rock trio gets a remix from The Orielles. (22 Nov)

 See them live: UK TOUR - Feb 2020
 See THE ORIELLES live: o2 RITZ - 5th Mar 2020
   
Biome (New)up 47 ~ Biome & Hypho Listen
Biome x Hypho
The latest two track EP from the Manchester-based half-step DJs. (18 Nov 2019)
 

   
Sharda
(New)up 48 ~ Sharda Listen

Ravecity Riverfront
The Manchester based drum & bass DJ from Leicester releases the first track from his upcoming "Champagne Circuits" album, due in December (20 Nov)
 

   
Saytr Play (New)up 49 ~ Saytr Play Listen
Honest Man
Yet another brilliant new single from the energetic Manchester-based University of Central Lancashire formed indie rockers. A band to keep your eyes on. (22 Nov 2019)

See them live at FAIRFIELD SOCIAL CLUB - 29th Nov 2019
   
Shed Seven (New)up 50 ~ Shed Seven Listen
Going For Gold (Deluxe Edition)
20 years after its original release, the classic album from Mancunian Rick Witter's York formed Britpop legends gets a deluxe edition, with four extra tracks from the Liverpool Parr Street sessions, and 16 tracks from the previously unreleased live concert at The Forum, London, on 15th November 1996. (22 Nov 2019)

   

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(New)up 51 ~ Jan Johnston Listen

As The Cracks Appear
The 2001 single from the Salford trance queen gets a reissue with original remixes from Matt Rowan, Highland, and Humate. (22 Nov 2019)
 

   
Audio Jacker (51) down 52 ~ Disko Junkie Listen
I Know Disko
Sampling Chaz Jankel's 1980 funk classic "Ai No Corrida", the 473rd funky but formulatic release from the same Stockport producer behind Discotron, Daft Funk, Weekend Players, Audio Jacker, Disko Junkie, Boogie Freaks, Martello, Jack Le Funk, Serial Thrilla, Giorgio Rodgers, Soul Power, Hype The Phunk, Phunk Rokerz, and countless other aliases on his Tasty Recordings label. (15 Nov 2019)
 

   
Audio Jacker (New)up 53 ~ Audio Jacker Listen
West Coast Funk
The 474th funky but formulatic release from the same Stockport producer behind Discotron, Daft Funk, Weekend Players, Audio Jacker, Disko Junkie, Boogie Freaks, Martello, Jack Le Funk, Serial Thrilla, Giorgio Rodgers, Soul Power, Hype The Phunk, Phunk Rokerz, and countless other aliases on his Tasty Recordings label. (22 Nov 2019)
 

   
Ravellas (New)up 54 ~ Ravellas Listen
Comfort Fools
An acoustic new single from Wigan's up tempo indie rockers. (22 Nov 2019)
 

   
DJ Mac Real (54)down 55 ~ DJ Mac Real Listen
Путь
The prolific Mancunian underground DJ releases his weekly single, this time with Natasha. (15 Nov 2019)

 
   
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M People (56) - 56 ~ Heather Small Listen
Moving On Up (Part 1)
Brazilian DJs Matt Consola, Dirty Disco and Division 4 (amongst others) follow their reworking of "Proud" with six more club mixes of M People's biggest hit. (12 Nov 2019)

 
   
M People (New)up 57 ~ Heather Small Listen
Moving On Up (Part 3)
Brazilian DJs Matt Consola, Dirty Disco, Joe Bermudez, C-Rod & Drew G (amongst others) follow their reworking of "Proud" with six more club mixes of M People's biggest hit. (12 Nov 2019)

 
   
King Kartel (59)up 58 ~ King Kartel Listen
Gunslinger
Another rocking single from the cheeky Irish rock'n'roll quintet residing in Manchester. (15 Nov)

See them live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY 3 - 10 May 2019
   
Pearl City (New)up 59 ~ Pearl City Listen
Silent Night
The festive release from the Mancunian avant-pop duo named after the famous restaurant in Chinatown. (21 Nov 2019)

   
Gideon conn (60) - 60 ~ Gideon Conn Listen
Being Gideon
The third album from the fun acoustic hip hop Mancunian features fellow Manchester musicians Hannah Ashcroft and Kirsty Almeida. (11 Nov 2019)
 See HANNAH ASHCROFT live: YES MANCHESTER ~ 18 Dec 2019

   

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Antagonist (New)up 61 ~ Fortune Listen
DISCIPLINE003 ~ Deforestation
Manchester's electronica Discipline Records bosses release a double A-side single with mournful tones and warm subs, and a few elegantly cut break beats on A-side “Deforestation” from Fortune and “The Essence" , a slow melodic composition from Antagonist (Mike Taylor) on the flipside. (22 Nov 2019)

   
Sprinters (New)up 62 ~ Sprinters Listen
Struck Gold
The second album from the Madchester influenced indie trio. (15 Nov 2019)
 

   
M People (New)up 63 ~ Heather Small Listen
Moving On Up (Part 2)
Brazilian DJs Matt Consola, Dirty Disco, Testone & Craig C (amongst others) follow their reworking of "Proud" with six more club mixes of M People's biggest hit. (12 Nov 2019)

 
   
Gideon conn (New)up 64 ~ Hannah Ashcroft Listen
Landfire
The incredible new single from the Manchester-based indie folkster. Deserving of a wider audience. (22 Nov 2019)
 See HANNAH ASHCROFT live: YES MANCHESTER ~ 18 Dec 2019

   
Grimm Twins (62)down 65 ~ Grimm Twins Listen
Summer of Love
The new single from the Macclesfield band who played their first live show at the Manchester School of Art, where Macclesfield legend John Mayall and, later, Mick Hucknall once studied. (15 Nov)

 
   

 
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Tonica (New)up 66 ~ TONICA Listen
Heaven
Another hook heavy new single from the Mancunian electro pop duo (22 Nov)

   
Lady Ice (68)up 67 ~ Red Eye HiFi & Lady Ice Listen
Kung Fu
The new single from the Manchester  dancehall & dub influenced act featuring the Mancunian urban soulstress and former "Must Be The Music" and "X Factor" contestant. (15 Nov 2019)
 

   
Antagonist (New)up 68 ~ Fortune & Antagonist Listen
DISCIPLINE003 ~ The Essence
Manchester's electronica Discipline Records bosses release a double A-side single with mournful tones and warm subs, and a few elegantly cut break beats on A-side “Deforestation” from Fortune and “The Essence" , a slow melodic composition from Antagonist (Mike Taylor) on the flipside. (22 Nov 2019)

   
Halle (New)up 69 ~ Hallé Listen
Oboe Archives: Janet Craxton (1929-81)
A collection of recordings as Sir John Barbirolli conducts Manchester's leading orchestra with Janet Craxton who was their principal oboist from 1949 to 1952. (14 Nov 2019)

   
Aitch (New)up 70 ~ Aitch Listen
Back To Basics
L Star reissues the 2017 P110 single from the chart-topping New Moston rapper. (20 Nov 2019)
 See him live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 19th Dec 2019
   

 
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Maitlands (New)up 71 ~ The Maitlands Listen
Flotsam & Jepsam
The brilliant new single from Oldham's self proclaimed least favourite sons, who claim to lie somewhere between a drunk Smiths and a sober Fall. (22 Nov)
See them live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY 3 - 10th Aug 2019
   
99 Degree (67)down 72 ~ The 99 Degree Listen
El Monstruo
The new 5 track EP from the underground Manchester band who combine a sleazy mix of Surf, Punk, Rockabilly, 60’s Garage Rock, Spaghetti Western soundtracks and outsider Country and Blues. (9 Nov)

 
   
Sarah Angel (73) - 73 ~ Sarah Angel Listen
Winning
The Bolton born soul-child delivers her new experimental soul single. (12 Nov 2019)
 

   
Kill Miami (71)down 74 ~ Kill Miami Listen
No Go
The Mancunian hip hop producer teams up with South London's Dukus, L.A.'s L3, and Trinidad And Tobago's Jay Nahgefor his new single. (11 Nov 2019)
 

   
Britizen Kane (74)down 75 ~ Britizen Kane Listen
Cook It
The Manchester rapper appears alongside Leeds rapper King V (a.k.a. KV) once more on his new single. (9 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.
 

Russell Watson (Classical)up 1 ~ Russell Watson Listen
Back In Harmony
The follow up to the UK no.8 (no.2 in Classical Charts) album from the popular Salford tenor with Aled Jones enters the UK album charts one space higher (this week no,25) and tops the Classical Charts. An album of their favourite standards and arias. (1 Nov)

See him live: BRIDGEWATER HALL - 8th December 2019
   
Russell Watson (Classical) - 7 ~ Russell Watson Listen
In Harmony
Still riding high in the UK Classical Charts, 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: BRIDGEWATER HALL - 8th December 2019
   
Ariana Grande (Singles)up 8 ~ Ariana Grande Listen
Good As Hell (Remix)
Florida's Manchester Bee tattoo-wearing, first Honorary Citizen of Manchester, appears on this remix of Lizzo's UK no.7 single, with 52 million Spotify streams (25 Oct 2019)

   
Tom Walker (Albums)down 13 ~ Tom Walker Listen
What A Time To Be Alive
The incredible debut album from the Brit Award winning Chelford vocalist surprisingly entered the UK charts at no.1, beating Bryan Adams and Ariana Grande. Absolutely brilliant stuff, featuring duets with Zara Larsson and Rudimental, (1 Mar 2019)

 See him live at MANCHESTER ARENA - 17th Nov 2019 & NIGHT & DAY CAFE - 13th Feb 2020
   
Riton (Singles)down 15 ~ Riton Listen
Turn Me On
Sampling the Yazoo classic hit "Don't Go" and First Choice's "Dr. Love", Geordie DJ Henry Smithson - who started his career in Manchester with Mark Rae's Grand Central label in 2001 whilst working at the Fat City Records shop - delivers his biggest chart hit to date, scoring 29 million streams and reaching UK no.12, with the help of superstar DJ Oliver Heldens and London dance vocalist Vula. (13 Sep)

 
   
Harry Styles (Singles)up 16 ~ Harry Styles Listen
Lights Up
Going straight into the UK charts at no.3 - with over 123 million Spotify streams in barely a month - Holmes Chapel's One Direction star delivers the first single from his second album. (11 Oct 2019)

See him live: MANCHESTER ARENA ~ 25th April 2020
   
Aitch (Singles) down 21 ~ Aitch Listen
Buss Down
The Manchester rapper reaches UK no.8 with this single featuring ZieZie, enjoying almost 16 million streams. (1 Sep 2019)
 See him live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 19th Dec 2019
   
Liam Gallagher (Albums)down 27 ~ Liam Gallagher Listen
Why Me? Why Not?
The former Oasis frontman goes straight into the UK charts at no.1 with his second solo album, only to be knocked off the top spot by his idols, The Beatles (20 Sep 2019)

See him live at MANCHESTER ARENA - 20th Nov 2019
   
Russell Watson (Classical)down 27 ~ Russell Watson Listen
The Voice - The Ultimate Collection
The popular Salford tenor re-enters the UK Classical Charts, 13 years on, with his greatest hits album - which originally charted at no.2 in the main UK album charts. (13 Mar 2006)

See him live: BRIDGEWATER HALL - 8th December 2019
   
Shotty Horroh (Albums)down 30 ~ Shotty Horroh Listen
Treehouse
Following their 2016 collab on "Sermon", Manchester competitive battle rapper Adam Rooney teams up once more with James Arthur for this track from the 2012 X Factor winner's new album, "You", which goes straight into the UK charts at no.1 and enjoys 16.5 million Spotify streams. (18 Oct 2019)
 See JAMES ARTHUR live at MANCHESTER ARENA ~ 14th March 2020

   
Rick Astley (Albums)down 37 ~ Rick Astley Listen
Best Of Me

The Newton-le-Willows superstar entered the UK album charts at no.4 with this new career-spanning compilation, which includes the brilliant new track "Every One of Us" and a new 'Pianoforte' take on "Never Gonna Give You Up," alongside a set of 'Reimagined' interpretations of his songs (25 Oct 2019)

See him live: UK TOUR ~ Nov 2019
   
Tom Walker (Singles)up 39 ~ Tom Walker Listen
Better Half of Me
October's acoustic single from the chart-topping Brit Award winning Chelford vocalist reaches its highest UK Singles Chart position, (4 Oct 2019)

 See him live at MANCHESTER ARENA - 17th Nov 2019 & NIGHT & DAY CAFE - 13th Feb 2020
   
Aitch (Singles)down 40 ~ Aitch Listen
Take Me Back To London (Remix)
"Take me back to Manny", the mega-popular New Moston grime artist collabs with Ed Sheeran and massive Manchester United fan Stormzy on this remix (and video) of the UK No.1 single (5 weeks at the top) from the most popular artist in the world on Spotify. With 15 million Spotify streams, it also features Jaykae and Sir Spyro (23 Aug 2019)

 See Aitch live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 19th Dec 2019
 See Jaykae live with Skepta: WAREHOUSE PROJECT - 23rd Nov 2019
   
BBC Philharmonic (Classical)up 44 ~ BBC Philharmonic Listen
Eric Coates: Orchestral Works Vol. 1
Entering the UK Classical Chart at no.24, John Wilson and the Salford Quays orchestra release their first album in a series of recordings of the orchestral works of 1920's Nottingham composer Eric Coates, using his own definitive editions of the scores. including the suites "The Jester at the Wedding" and "London", and the miniature overture "The Merrymakers". (27 Sep 2019)
 

   
Oasis
(Albums)down 55 ~ Oasis Listen

Time Flies 1994 - 2009
The 324th 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)

   
Aitch (Singles)down 57 ~ Aitch Listen
Taste (Make It Shine)
"Grew up in North Manny", the mega-popular New Moston grime artist drops his latest single, with over 43 million streams on Spotify, reaching no.2, his highest position yet in the UK charts. (31 Jul 2019)

 See him live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 19th Dec 2019
   
Ariana Grande (Albums) down 65 ~ Ariana Grande Listen
thank u, next
The new album from Florida's Manchester Bee tattoo-wearing, first Honorary Citizen of Manchester - now the most popular artist in the world on Spotify - topped the UK charts for three weeks before being displaced by Manchester's Tom Walker. After announcing she will headline Manchester Pride, she has confirmed plans for another "special concert" in the city. (8 Feb 2019)

   
Aitch (Singles)down 68 ~ Aitch Listen
Strike A Pose
Reaching no.9 in the UK charts, with over 48 million Spotify streams in barely a few weeks, the mega-popular New Moston grime artist joins forces with Nottingham duo (and fellow Man United fan) Young T & Bugsey (6 June 2019)

 See him live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 19th Dec 2019
   
Oasis (Albums)down 69 ~ Oasis Listen
What's The Story Morning Glory
The 411th week 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", ""Don't Look Back in Anger", "Champagne Supernova" and the 740 million streamed "Wonderwall", the most popular song by a Manchester artist on Spotify (2 Oct 1995)

   
Aitch (Albums)down 77 ~ Aitch Listen
AitcH20
Entering the UK album charts at no.3, the mega-popular New Moston grime artist delivers a new eight track EP featuring UK no.2 hit single "Taste (Make It Shake)", "Buss Down" (UK no.8), and "Already" (UK no.43) with Manchester's Tyreezy. (6 Sep 2019)

 See him live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 19th Dec 2019
   
Oasis (Albums)up 85 ~ Oasis Listen
Definitely Maybe
The 333rd week in the charts for the Burnage band's 8 million selling chart-topping debut album. It includes hits "Supersonic" , "Shakermaker" , "Live Forever" , "Cigarettes & Alcohol" and "Rock 'N' Roll Star". (29 Aug 1994)
 See LIAM GALLAGHER live: MANCHESTER ARENA - 20th November 2019

   
McFly (Albums) down 92 ~ Elbow Listen
Giants of All Sizes
Topping the UK charts, the eighth studio album by the Bury rockers, recorded in Hamburg, Brixton, Vancouver and Blueprint Studios in Salford, with additional recording taking place at various band members' Manchester home studios. Guests across the album also includes Manchester-based folksters Jesca Hoop, and The Plumedores It is a record that lyrically takes in moments of deep personal loss whilst reflecting its times by confronting head-on the spectres of 21st Century injustice and division not just in Brexit Britain but across the world. (11 Oct 2019)

See them live at APOLLO 1st, 3rd & 4th April 2020
   
Tom Walker (Singles)up 93 ~ Tom Walker Listen
Just You and I
With over 141 million streams, the re-issued alternative version from the mega popular Chelford vocalist reached UK no,3 single (Belgium no.1) in January 2019, (11 Jan 2019)

 See him live at NIGHT & DAY CAFE - 13th Feb 2020
   
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