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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 24 June 2019 ~
Noel Gallagher (5)up 1 ~ Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Listen
Black Star Dancing EP
The new EP from the former Oasis star serves up three tracks with two remixes. (14 June 2019)

   
Bugzy Malone & Aitch (New)up 2 ~ Bugzy Malone & Aitch Listen
Kilos
When two Manchester heavyweights collide! The collaboration between the two biggest Manchester rappers on the scene hears Bugzy "still represent the 6-1" and get to boast about his supercars yet again, whilst joining the new kid on the block, who has now overtaken him in our Top 100 Most Popular Mancunian Artists on Spotify chart: "When I went through the door felt like my city didn’t back me, Now I see the younger niggas coming up and I’m just clapping, ‘Cah you got to pree the pattern, Took off the door put it on the map, Come back then I passed the baton." (21 June 2019)

 
   
Shura (7)up 3 ~ Shura Listen
Religion (U Can Lay Your Hands On Me)
Yet another brilliant single - with hints of classic Prince - from the popular Manchester raised, London based singer and former Manchester City Girls player (12 Apr)
 See her live at O2 RITZ - 18th Nov 2019

   
Blossoms (New)up 4 ~ Blossoms Listen
Your Girlfriend
Two new tracks from the Stockport band get a single release ahead of this weekend's homecoming stadium gig a Edgley Park (20 June)

   
floating points (New)up 5 ~ Floating Points Listen
LesAlpx
The new single from classically trained Mancunian electronic musician and neuroscientist, Sam Shepherd. The son of a Manchester vicar, he was a chorister at Manchester Cathedral before going on to study piano at Chetham’s School of Music. (19 June 2019)

   

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Chemical Brothers (New)up 6 ~ The Chemical Brothers Listen
Eve Of Dubstruction
An incredible remix of the track from the UK no.4 "No Geography" album by London superstar DJs Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, who started their musical career (as the Dust Brothers), whilst studying at the University of Manchester between 1989 and 1992, running their own club nights. (21 June)

See them live: CREAMFIELDS - 22nd Aug 2019 & MANCHESTER ARENA - 22nd Nov 2019
   
JP Cooper (11)up 7 ~ JP Cooper Listen
Sing It With Me (Remixes)
Northampton duo Just Kiddin remix the new single from the multi-million selling Middleton artist, featuring Norwegian superstar Astrid S - which we still can't figure out how it did not chart despite over 8 million streams in barely a few days, (14 June 2019)

See him live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY 2 - 8th Oct
   
Ingested (8) - 8 ~ Ingested Listen
Call of The Void
Manchester's slamming deathcore metal kings unleash their new EP which mixes classical guitar, black metal, guttural growls and high pitched shreaks. (14 June 2019)

 
   
Tom Walker (New)up 9 ~ Tom Walker Listen
Now You're Gone (Kiasmos Remix)
The chart topping Chelford vocalist's latest single, featuring Zara Larsson, gets a remix from Reykjavík duo Kiasmos (21 June 2019)

See him live: o2 VICTORIA WAREHOUSE - 12th Nov
   
JP Cooper (New)up 10 ~ JP Cooper Listen
Sing It With Me (Embody Remix)
Lithuanian DJ Embody provides the latest remix to the new single from the multi-million selling Middleton artist, featuring Norwegian superstar Astrid S - which we still can't figure out how it did not chart despite over 8 million streams in barely a few days, (21 June 2019)

See him live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY 2 - 8th Oct
   

 
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Jane Weaver (New)up 11 ~ Jane Weaver Listen
Loops In The Secret Society
The brilliant new album which re-imagines tracks from the Liverpool-born, Manchester based former Twisted Nerve star's 2014's 'The Silver Globe', and 2017's 'Modern Kosmology' albums. (21 June 2019)

   
Virus Syndicate (New)up 12 ~ Virus Syndicate Listen
Right Now
The Manchester grime collective team up with Idaho's Kai Wachi on this track from his new "Demigod" album. (31 May 2019)

 
   
Riton (19)up 13 ~ Riton Listen
Close To You
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 - remixes Australian artist Alice Ivy's latest single ahead of his tour down under. (14 June)

 
   
BBC Philharmonic (New)up 14 ~ BBC Philharmonic Listen
The Orchestral Music of Jonathan Dove
To mark the 60th birthday of British composer Jonathan Dove, the Salford Quays orchestra performs works which span nearly two decades, from "The Ringing Isle" of 1997, to "Gaia Theory", premiered at the BBC Proms in 2014. and also features countertenor Lawrence Zazzo. (17 May 2019)
See them live at BRIDGEWATER HALL - 21st Sep 2019
   
Virus Syndicate (New)up 15 ~ Virus Syndicate Listen
Savages
The Manchester grime collective team up with dark drum and bass producer Prolix on this track from his new "Murder Mile" album. (27 May 2019)

 
   

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Peter Donohoe (New)up 16 ~ Peter Donohoe Listen
Mozart: Piano Sonatas Volume 2
The much anticipated second volume of the Mancunian former Chethams, Royal Manchester College of Music, RNCM, BBC Philharmonic and Hallé pianist's complete survey of Mozart's Piano Sonatas for SOMM Recordings, focusing on three sonatas produced during the composers ill-fated journey to Paris in 1777. (21 June 2019)

   
Slow Show (New)up 17 ~ The Slow Show Listen
Vagabond
The new single from the moody Manchester band, taken from their forthcoming album "Lust and Learn" (due 30th Aug), is as good as any slow croon. (19 June 2019)

 See them live: GORILLA - 7th Nov 2019
   
Children of Zeus (New)up 18 ~ Tyler Daley & Konny Kon Listen
Can't Tell Me Anything - Rap Version
The Children Of Zeus duo provide vocals to this catchy track from brilliant London soulstress Terri Walker's new "Breakout" album. (24 May 2019)
 

   
808 state (New)up 19 ~ 808 State Listen
Tokyo Tokyo
The boys are back!!! The first track to be released from July's forthcoming "Initial Granada Report" EP. (21 June 2019)

   
Jesca Hoop (New)up 20 ~ Jesca Hoop Listen
Outside of Eden
Joining up with Bristol based singers Kate Stables & Justis, the latest single from the forthcoming "Stonechild" album by 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 has worked with Guy Garvey, Chloe Foy and Fingathing. (19 June 2019)

   

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DRS (New)up 21 ~ DRS Listen
Ulla (Your Best Life) - Rap Version
Manchester's in demand Delroy Pottinger provides vocals once more the beautiful track from brilliant London soulstress Terri Walker's new "Breakout" album. (24 May 2019)
 

   
Layfullstop (New)up 22 ~ Layfullstop Listen
Broadcast by Chocolate
Joining forces with Moroka & AJ Kwame, the unique Manchester-based Birmingham vocalist, who mixes singing and babble in Soul, Jazz and Hip-Hop tracks, contributes this track to the new "Untitled (18 Artists)" album. (31 May 2019)
 

   
Pink SHirts for Pale People (New)up 23 ~ Pink Shirts for Pale People Listen
Talk About It
The new single from the young Wigan band (25 May)

 
   
Black Jack UK (New)up 24 ~ Black Jack UK Listen
Rainy Dayz, Vol. 1
The second album from the Wythenshawe rapper with a large supporting cast including Manchester's Seven Spherez amongst others (13 Jun)

 
   
Levelz (New)up 25 ~ Biome Listen
We Share Our Blood (Biome Remix)
Manchester-based half-step DJ, Biome remixes the new single from the Montreal-based, South American born producer Ouri. (31 May 2019)
 

   

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Willaim Walton (New)up 26 ~ William Walton Listen
Milestones of a Viola Legend: William Primrose, Vol. 6
The new 10 disc box set of celebrated Scottish viola player William Primrose, features a performance of the legendary Oldham composer's 1929 "Viola Concerto", first released in 1954. (21 June)

 
   
glue70 (New)up 27 ~ glue70 Listen
Pepper
The mellow jazz-driven Manchester electronica producer contributes a new track to the "Museum Of Skin, Vol.3" compilation album (1 June 2019)
 

   
Inspiral Carpets (New)up 28 ~ The Inspiral Carpets Listen
I Don't Want To Go Blind (2 Meter Session)
A brilliant alternative recording from a Dutch TV show in 1992 of the Madchester favourite's single, taken from the "Jan Douwe Kroeske presents: 2 Meter Sessions, Vol. 5" compilation. (31 May 2019)
 

   
Charlotte OC (New)up 29 ~ Charlotte OC Listen
Colour My Heart (Daniel Dubb Remix)
One from just down the road; the 2013 debut single from Blackburn's Charlotte O'Connor gets a remix on Toronto DJ Daniel Dubb's new album "Grand Illusions LP". (31 May 2019)

   
Jas Shaw (New)up 30 ~ Jas Shaw Listen
EXCOP5 - ToBeYouGotToBe
The fifth experimental electronic solo single in as many weeks from the former University of Manchester Simian Mobile Disco star, the first (and possibly only) "exquisite cops" to include vocals. (21 June)

 
   

 
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Lore (New)up 31 ~ Soular Order Listen
Inhibitor
Manchester music producer John Maynard contributes an ambient track to the new "Vessels VII" annual charity compilation album, aimed at raising mental health and suicide awareness. (29 May 2019)
 

   
Youngs SG (New)up 32 ~ Youngs SG & Fuse SG Listen
Man Down
The new single from Manchester rappers featuring soulful vocals from AdeJosh. (14 June)

 
   
Freshflowz (New)up 33 ~ Freshflowz Listen
Gang
The Manchester-based half Nigerian, half Ghanaian Luton raised hip hop artist, provides vocals on this track taken from Luton-based rapper Quocaine O'Malley's new "25/94" album. (25 May 2019)
 

   
Drohves (New)up 34 ~ Drohves Listen
A Clearing
The ambient electronica Manchester beats maker contributes this beautiful track to the new "Vessels VII"   annual charity compilation album, aimed at raising mental health and suicide awareness. (29 May 2019)
 

   
Ren Harvieu (New)up 35 ~ Ren Harvieu Listen
Little Raven
The folky Broughton voclalist supplies a new one-take-no-edits-no-overdubs track at Abbey Road for the "Smoke Rainbows" Music Minds Matter charity album (24 May 2019)
 See her supporting FLAMING LIPS: MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 6th Sep 2019
   

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Robin Knightz (New)up 36 ~ Robin Knightz Listen
The new single from the talented Harpurhey female rapper. (19 Jun)

 
   
Pacific (New)up 37 ~ Pacific Listen
Bottle This Love
The lastes single from the Northwich anthemic piano driven indie band. (21 June 2019)

   
Delights (New)up 38 ~ Delights Listen
Sometimes, Lately
The new single from the jingly guitared Madchester influenced young Manchester indie rockers. (21 Jun)

See them live at AATMA - 28th June 2019
   
Kosmonauts (New)up 39 ~ Kosmonauts Listen
Stay The Night
A re-recored version of 2017 track from the energetic Manchester rockers. (21 June)
 

   
Scuttlers (New)up 40 ~ Scuttlers Listen
There's Nothing New
The latest rock n roll punk single from the young Manchester band. (17 Jun 2019)

   

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Kula Bay (New)up 41 ~ Kula Bay Listen
Someone You Love
The latest single from the Warrington/Manchester calypso four piece. (14 Jun 2019)

   
Biome (New)up 42 ~ Biome Listen
Titania (Biome Remix)
Manchester-based half-step DJ, Biome remixes this track from Seattle bass music producer Tony Rocky Horror's new album. (3 June 2019)
 

   
99 Degree (New)up 43 ~ The 99 Degree Listen
Love (Like I Need You)
The new single 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. (13 June)

 
   
Lore (New)up 44 ~ Lore Listen
Blossom
The club influenced dark electronica producer contributes a track to the new "Vessels VII" annual charity compilation album, aimed at raising mental health and suicide awareness. (29 May 2019)
 

   
Godlike Highs (New)up 45 ~ The Godlike Highs Listen
The Bitter Boogie
A brilliant "ZZ Top meets Led Zeppelin" new single from the funky, punky Manchester Rock'n'Roll band. (11 June)

 
   
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Illerstate (New)up 46 ~ Illerstate Listen
Going All In
The heavy new single from the Langley Estate's three piece hip hop collective. (14 Jun)

 
   
NGUVU (New)up 47 ~ NGUVU Listen
Live From The Robert Powell Theatre
The new live EP from the funky Manchester band, fronted by J.Edwards, and who mix Fusion, Funk, Soul, Reggae and Hip Hop. Recorded live at The University of Salford's Robert Powell Theatre it also features Midlands born Manchester-based Electric Soulstress Julie E. Gordon (7 Jun)

 
   
Freshflowz (New)up 48 ~ Freshflowz Listen
Loyalty
The Manchester-based half Nigerian, half Ghanaian Luton raised hip hop artist joins forces with Tywo for this soulful track. (24 May 2019)
 

   
Julie E. Gordon (New)up 49 ~ Julie E. Gordon Listen
Warrior In Woolworths
The new single from the Midlands born Manchester-based Electric Soulstress gets two releases, "Remixes Vol.1" featuring Petiers Finger Tip, Shunya, and Tragic Carpet, and a "Vince Vega Soundscape Mix" (7 Jun)

 
   
Virus Syndicate (New)up 50 ~ Virus Syndicate Listen
Head Bang
The Manchester grime collective team up with American dubstep producer Crecross for his new single. (17 Jun 2019)

 
   

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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.
 

Joy Division (Albums)up 5 ~ Joy Division Listen
Unknown Pleasures (40th Anniversary)
The influential Manchester band's 1979 debut gets a limited edition 40th anniversary LP release, pressed on 180g ruby red vinyl with an alternative white sleeve resembling the original design idea. It's a celebration of one of the most important albums of our time as well as a landmark in music/design crossover history, with NME claiming it to be "simply one of the best records ever made", (1 Mar 2019)

See NEW ORDER live at BLUEDOT FESTIVAL - 21st July 2019
See PETER HOOK - JOY DIVISION A CELEBRATION: o2 APOLLO - 16th May 2020
   
Tom Walker (Albums)down 12 ~ 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 (this week no.4). Absolutely brilliant stuff, featuring duets with Zara Larsson and Rudimental, (1 Mar 2019)

See him live: o2 VICTORIA WAREHOUSE - 12th Nov
   
Jess Gillam (Classical)up 14 ~ Jess Gillam Listen
Rise
Fresh from closing the BBC Proms, the Ulverston born saxophonist, who currently studies at the RNCM on Oxford Road, entered the UK album charts at no.74 and spent 2 weeks at the top of the Classical Charts, (26 April 2019)

 
   
Ariana Grande (Albums) up 24 ~ 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)

   

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Guy Johnston (Classical)down 24 ~ Guy Johnston Listen
Howells Cello Concerto
Entering the UK Classical charts at no.7 (no,24 this week), the Chethams trained cellist appears on this celebration of Herbert Howells music from Stephen Cleobury and The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, where he was also a former Chorister. Recorded with the Britten Sinfonia and King's Voices and Christopher Seaman, he performs on the Cello Concerto I, II and III (7 June)

 
   
Aitch (Singles)up 25 ~ Aitch Listen
Strike A Pose
Entering the UK charts at no.30, with over 3 million Spotify streams in barely a few days, the mega-popular New Moston grime artist joins forces with Nottingham duo Young T & Bugsey (6 June 2019)

 
   
Oasis
(Albums)up 35 ~ Oasis Listen

Time Flies 1994 - 2009
The 302nd 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)
See NOEL GALLAGHER live: HEATON PARK - 7th June 2019

   
Russell Watson (Classical)down 38 ~ 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)

 
   
Take That (Albums)down 42 ~ Take That Listen
Odyssey
The re-imagined greatest hits album went straight in to the UK Charts at no.1, 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)

 
   
Tom Walker (Singles)up 42 ~ Tom Walker Listen
Just You and I
The mega popular Chelford vocalist's highest UK singles chart hit is a studio re-recording of 2017's acoustic single, reaching no.3 and scored over 93 million Spotify streams (11 Jan 2019)

See him live: o2 VICTORIA WAREHOUSE - 12th Nov
   
Oasis (Albums)up 49 ~ Oasis Listen
What's The Story Morning Glory
The 389th 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", "Wonderwall", "Don't Look Back in Anger", and "Champagne Supernova". (2 Oct 1995)

   
Aitch (Singles)down 55 ~ Aitch Listen
Keisha & Becky (Remix)
Challenging the feminist movement with over 17 million Spotify streams, the UK no.7 single from London drill rappers Russ Splash and Tion Wayne gets a remix version from the mega-popular New Moston grime artist with Swams, Sav'o & JAY1 (11 Apr 2019)

 
   
Liam Gallagher (Singles)down 74 ~ Liam Gallagher Listen
Shockwave
With artwork incredibly similar to Cinematic Orchestra's latest "To Believe" album, the former Oasis frontman returns with a brand new single, entering the UK charts at no.22. Another attack on brother Noel(?), it is the first track to be taken from his upcoming second solo album, "Why Me? Why Not?" (7 June 2019)

 
   
The Stone Roses (Albums)up 80 ~ The Stone Roses Listen
The Stone Roses
It's incredible to think that exactly 30 years since the Mancunian Gods released their eponymous debut album, kick starting the Madchester era, it is still in the UK charts. Originally charting at UK no.19 (later reaching no.5 twenty years later), it has sold over 900,000 copies and includes hits "Elephant Stone", "Made of Stone". "She Bangs the Drums", "Fools Gold", "I Wanna Be Adored", "Waterfall" and "I Am the Resurrection". (2 May 1989)
 

   
Morrissey (Albums)down 85 ~ Morrissey Listen
California Son
Drastically falling down the UK charts after entering at no.4, the controversial former Smiths frontman's critically panned new covers album, which features Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear gets banned from Merseyrail billboard ads (24 May)

   
Oasis (Albums) 96 ~ Oasis Listen
Definitely Maybe
The 312th 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)
 

   
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