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TOP 50 MANCHESTER MUSIC CHART
#Top50MCR
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 5 Aug 2019 ~
Ariana Grande (New) up 1 ~ Ariana Grande Listen
boyfriend
The latest potty-mouthed single for your children to sing along to from Florida's Manchester Bee tattoo-wearing, first Honorary Citizen of Manchester reaches UK no.4 and enjoys an incredible 45 million Spotify streams in one week. After she has headlined Manchester Pride this month, she is set to confirm plans for another "special concert" in the city. (2 Aug 2019)

   
Aitch (3)up 2 ~ Aitch Listen
Taste (Make It Shine)
"Grew up in North Manny", the mega-popular New Moston grime artist drops his latest single, with over 3.4 million streams on Spotify in less than a week and entering the UK charts at no.8. He has also been captured filming the video for his next single in Manchester with Ed Sheeran (31 Jul 2019)

 See him live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY 2 - 20th Sep 2019
   
The 1975 (1)down 3 ~ The 1975 Listen
The 1975
Scoring 2 million Spotify streams, the Wilmslow band team up with young environmentalist Greta Thunberg to call for civil disobedience in this 5 minute ambient, spoken-word song about the “overall failures of our current systems” single - with the proceeds being donated to Extinction Rebellion. It is ultimately set to open their forthcoming album, "Notes on a Conditional Form". Frontman Matt Healey has been quick to notice the backlash from “Steves and Marys, identifying themselves as Brexiteers” (24 Jul 2019)

 
   
Liam Gallagher (2)down 4 ~ Liam Gallagher Listen
Once
With 1.8 million Spotify streams, and entering the UK singles chart at no.49 last week (before dropping out of the Top 100 completely), this is the third track to be released from the former Oasis frontman's upcoming second solo album, "Why Me? Why Not?", due in September (26 July 2019)

See him live: MANCHESTER ARENA - 20th November 2019
   
Noel Gallagher (New)up 5 ~ Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Listen
This Is The Place
Not to be confused with Tony Walsh's "This Is The Place" ode to Manchester, this is the title track from the London living former Oasis man's new EP, due September 27th, the second in a series of three. (5 Aug)

   

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Elbow (8)up 6 ~ Elbow & Jesca Hoop Listen
Dexter & Sinister
The Bury boys are back with this brilliant new seven-minute long track, their first in 18 months, which also features close friend, the Chorlton-based Californian folk singer Jesca Hoop. Guy Garvey explained that the lyrics are "a great, big, bewildered question dealing with my feelings on Brexit, the loss of family and friends and the general sense of disaffection you see all around at the moment." (1 Aug 2019)

See JESCA HOOP live: HOME MANCHESTER - 3rd Oct 2019
 
   
Planningtorock (New)up 7 ~ Planningtorock Listen
Ever Again (Planningtorock Remix)
The Berlin-based "Let's Talk About Gender Baby" Boltonian left-field queer dance producer and vocalist, Jam Rostrom, remixes Swedish pop star Robyn's new single. (9 Aug)

 
   
Francis Lung (9)up 8 ~ Francis Lung Listen
A Dream Is U
The superb much-anticipated debut album from the former WU LYF songwriter and multi-instrumentalist would not be out of place amongst iconic Manchester record label Twisted Nerve's back catalogue. He describes it as "like a short Mancunian boy single-handedly trying to incite Beatlemania". Produced by Brendan Williams (Dutch Uncles, GoGo Penguin) (2 Aug)

   
Aitch (New)up 9 ~ Aitch Listen
AitcH20 Freestyle
The mega-popular New Moston grime artist drops his latest freestyle, titled after the name of his upcoming EP. He has also been captured filming the video for his next single in Manchester with Ed Sheeran (7 Aug 2019)

 See him live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY 2 - 20th Sep 2019
   
Bipolar Sunshine (13)up 10 ~ Bipolar Sunshine Listen
Away (Nike The Kid VIP Mix)
A remix of the new single from American deep house DJ Niko The Kid which features vocals from the former Kid British frontman, Adio Marchant (2 Aug 2019)

   

 
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Slow Show (12)up 11 ~ The Slow Show Listen
Low
Yet another superb new single from the brilliant Manchester band. (30 July 2019)

See them live at GORILLA - 7th November 2019
   
Cassia (New)up 12 ~ Johnny Marr Listen
The Bright Parade
The Smiths legend delivers another guitar-heavy single, taking a pop at fame-obsessed influencers and reality TV stars. (8 Aug 2019)

   
Prido (14)up 13 ~ Prido Listen
Juju Man
The new Spotify single from the Preston/Manchester rapper/singer of of Zambian origin. (30 July)

 
   
The Wedding Present (17)up 14 ~ The Wedding Present Listen
Jump In, The Water's Fine
The first new material since 2017 from the legendary indie rockers, the new single (and its B-side "Panama") was co-written by Middleton vocalist David Gedge and bass player-turned guitarist Danielle Wadey. (2 Aug)

   
Dub Phizix (20)up 15 ~ Dub Phizix & Strategy Listen
Calm
A new single from the popular Manchester drum n bass artists. (2 Aug 2019)
 

   

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Yes (24)up 16 ~ Yes Listen
Yes 50 Live
The new live album from the prog rog band formed by Accrington born Manchester United fan Jon Anderson, who started his career playing Manchester's clubs with his brother in the band The Warriors. Although Anderson is not part of the 10 members featured on these 13 live performances, legendary Stockport keyboard player Geoff Downes performs thoughout, including on his track "We Can Fly From Here" (2 Aug 2019)

 
   
Horsebeach (22)up 17 ~ Horsebeach Listen
Mourning Thoughts
The new single from Piccadilly Records Ryan Kennedy's dreamy melodic guitar pop quartet. Taken from the forthcoming "The Unforgiving Current" album (due August). (31 July)

 
   
Nemzzz (New)up 18 ~ Nemzzz Listen
Deep End
The new single from the schoolboy Manchester rapper. (5 Aug)
 

   
808 state (New)up 19 ~ 808 State Listen
The Ludwig Question
Another experimental electronic track from the 90's Manchester legends, following last months "Initial Granada Report" EP. (5 Aug 2019)

   
Twisted Wheel (27)up 20 ~ Twisted Wheel Listen
D.N.A.
The Saddleworth favourites return with this brilliant and poignant single. With more than a hint of Guns n' Roses "Use Your Illusion" it is the story of lead singer and guitarist Jonny Brown's recovery from drug addiction and homelessness, only to then see his mother pass away in a Spanish hospital. After spending four weeks lay next to her on the hospital floor, he went back to her apartment in severe need of rest, waking up the next day to receive the devastating news that she had died. It is taken from their new album, due in November  (2 Aug)
 See them live: o2 RITZ - 15th Nov 2019

   

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Ayo Britain (New)up 21 ~ Ayo Britain Listen
When They See Us
The Manchester rapper releases his latest single. (9 Aug 2019)

 
   
mason Maynard (26)up 22 ~ Mason Maynard Listen
Get Up (Mason Maynard Fantazia Remix)
The hotly tipped young Manchester DJ remixes Bushwacka!'s new single (2 Aug 2019)
 

   
Pitch 92 (New)up 23 ~ Pitch 92 Listen
Tragedy & Comedy
The Dublin born, Switzerland raised, Manchester based producer teams up with Four Owls rapper Verb T for this track taken from their forthcoming "A Question of Time" album, due 30th August (9 Aug)

 
   
Cassia (New)up 24 ~ Cassia Listen
Hello
The Paul Simon's "Gracelands" inspired Macclesfield afro beat trio cover Martin Solveig's single for the Covers Inc. project. (8 Aug 2019)

   
Audio Jacker (30)up 25 ~ Discotron Listen
Actin' Kinda Shady
Whitney Houston gets a reworking for the 458th formulatic release from the 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. (2 Aug 2019)
 

   

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LiTek (34)up 26 ~ LiTek & Abnormal Sleepz Listen
Grown & Sexy
The two Manchester producers join forces for this feelgood summer song (2 Aug)
 

   
July 7 (33)up 27 ~ July 7 & LiTek Listen
Chocolate EP (Remix Pack)
Two tracks from the new EP by the soulful Manchester multi-instrumentalist songwriter get remixes from Amsterdam's CSProducer, and Manchester's LiTek (2 Aug)
 

   
Gave Gurnsey (New)up 28 ~ Gabe Gurnsey Listen
I Get Harder (Edit)
A shortened version of July's single from Factory Floor's Manchester DJ. (9 Aug 2019)
 

   
Jas Shaw (37)up 29 ~ Jas Shaw Listen
EXCOP8 - After The Panic Comes Euphoria
The eighth experimental electronic solo single in as many weeks from the former University of Manchester Simian Mobile Disco star, gets an early Spotify release. (2 Aug)

 
   
Mason Collective (New)up 30 ~ Mason Collective Listen
Opera Says
The new 3 track EP from the underground Manchester DJ trio with Renko. (9 Aug 2019)

 
   

 
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Jan Johnston (38)up 31 ~ Jan Johnston Listen
Flesh
The 2001 single from the Salford trance queen gets a new recording and remixes from Genix, Simon McCann, Orkidea, Paul Hawcroft and Chris Salt. (2 Aug 2019)
 

   
Winterfylleth (New)up 32 ~ Winterfylleth Listen
The Swart Rave (Live at Bloodstock, UK, 2017)
A live version of the track from the 2012 "The Threnody Of Triumph" album by the Manchester metal act who mix acoustic medieval folk with ferocious black metal. (9 Aug)

 
   
Sugarspun (39)up 33 ~ Sugarspun Listen
British Summertime
The new Spotify single from the young Manchester five peice who have supported Black Grape and playing at the Etihad Stadium, ahead of a Champions League game. (2 Aug 2019)

 
   
Yxng Loose (New) up 34 ~ Yxng Loose Listen
Love & Violence
The new single from the young Salford rapper (4 Aug 2019)

   
Stephen Wilkinson (41)up 35 ~ Clare Wilkinson & Stephen Wilkinson Listen
The Silken Tent
The 2009 album from the Mancunian classical vocalist and Fretwork, featuring two tracks from her famous composer father Stephen Wilkinson, gets a mainstream release ten years on. (2 Aug 2019)
 

   

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Bing Satellites (New)up 36 ~ Bing Satellites Listen
Alive in Lincoln
The new album from prolific Mancunian ambient instrumentalist Brin Coleman, who also records under the aliases The Lovely Moon, Ghost Harmonics, Blocker, Ambient Visitor and Theta Wave Orchestra, whilst also performing keyboard in the Manchester based Daniel Land & The Modern Painters. (4 Aug)

 
   
DJ Mac Real (New)up 37 ~ DJ Mac Real Listen
Every Thang
The Mancunian underground DJ teams up with Birmingham's DarFroda for his latest grime single. (5 Aug 2019)

 
   
Elephant Trees (New)up 38 ~ Elephant Trees Listen
Idiot
Another brilliant single from 20 year old Martha Phillip's incredible alt-rock disco band (9 Aug 2019)

   
Audio Jacker (New)up 39 ~ Boogie Freaks Listen
Everybody Jumpin'
The 459th formulatic release from the 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. (9 Aug 2019)
 

   
Diane Charlemagne (New)up 40 ~ Diane Charlemagne Listen
Fairweather Friends (Rework)
The late Urban Cookie Collective vocalist appears on this new remix EP of Varano's 2018 single. (19 July 2019)

   
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NinjaTea (43)up 41 ~ NinjaTea Listen
The Wave
The Indonesian born Manchester grime artist teams up with Fonze and Nottingham's AdimProd once more for his latest single (30 July)
 

   
Harriet Curry (New)up 42 ~ Harriet Curry & Dámì Sule Listen
Time After Time
The new single from the Manchester R&B singer sees her team up with Nigerian born, Manchester based poet and Chill-hop artist Dámì Sule. (9 Aug)

 
   
Yxng Loose (New) up 43 ~ P1caps Listen
Hadouken
The new single from the Manchester grime artist (23 July 2019)

   
Freshflowz (New)up 44 ~ Freshflowz Listen
Fixer
The Manchester-based half Nigerian, half Ghanaian Luton raised hip hop artist, provides vocals on this Jesus-loving track taken from Stansteel. (26 July 2019)
 

   
Olly Flavell (47)up 45 ~ Olly Flavell Listen
Miss You
The new single from the talented Manchester pop singer songwriter (2 Aug)

   

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Heavy Salad (New)up 46 ~ Heavy Salad Listen
Battery Acid
The new single from the cosmic psych-pop trio (9 Aug)

See them live with ARGH KID: NIGHT & DAY CAFE - 22nd Nov 2019
   
David Rey (New)up 47 ~ David Rey Listen
From The Ground Up Freestyle
The latest hip hop track from the Manchester freestyler. (4 Aug 2019)
 

   
Lore (New)up 48 ~ Lore Listen
Before The End
The club influenced dark electronica producer releases a new 3 track EP with Russia's EMPVTH. (9 Aug 2019)
 

   
Aurio Vida (New)up 49 ~ Aurio Vida Listen
Moods N Tones, Vol. 2
The superb new seven track EP from the soulful Angolan-born, Dutch musician, music producer and poet, who lived in Manchester during 2017/18 whilst studying sound engineering at Manchester City College. Now based in Enschede, near Amsterdam. (8 Aug 2019)
 

   
Snoopy & Fox (50) - 50 ~ Snoopy Listen
Snoopy & The Fox
The debut album from the Manchester rapper features Mancunian producer Abnormal Sleepz (2 Aug)
 

   

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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.
 

Ariana Grande (Albums) up 17 ~ 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)up 18 ~ Aitch Listen
Strike A Pose
Reaching no.18 in the UK charts, with over 14 million Spotify streams in barely a few weeks, the mega-popular New Moston grime artist joins forces with Nottingham duo Young T & Bugsey (6 June 2019)

 
   
Jess Gillam (Classical)down 27 ~ 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)

 
   
Tom Walker (Albums)down 28 ~ 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
   
Oasis
(Albums)up 30 ~ Oasis Listen

Time Flies 1994 - 2009
The 309th 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)

   
Russell Watson (Classical)down 42 ~ 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)

 
   
Oasis (Albums)down 47 ~ Oasis Listen
What's The Story Morning Glory
The 396th 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)

   
Bipolar Sunshine (Singles)down 53 ~ Bipolar Sunshine Listen
Brown Skin Girl
Entering the UK charts at no.42, the former Kid British frontman, LA based Mancunian, Adio Marchant, adds another 16 million Spotify streams to his collection as co-writer of the new track on Beyoncé's "Lion King: The Gift" album, with her 7-year-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter also providing vocals alongside SAINt JHN, and Wizkid. (19 July 2019)

 
   
Tom Walker (Singles)up 57 ~ 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 109 million Spotify streams (11 Jan 2019)

See him live: o2 VICTORIA WAREHOUSE - 12th Nov
   
Bugzy Malone & Aitch (Singles)up 66 ~ Bugzy Malone & Aitch Listen
Kilos
When two Manchester heavyweights collide! Entered the UK charts at no.20 with 6.5 million streams, 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)

 
   
Aitch (Singles)up 67 ~ Aitch Listen
Keisha & Becky (Remix)
Challenging the feminist movement with almost 24.5 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)

 
   
Ariana Grande (Albums)up 75 ~ Ariana Grande Listen
Sweetener
The first album from the first Honorary Citizen of Manchester, since the Manchester Arena attack, topped the charts in the UK and more than 18 other countries around the world and includes the Manchester tribute "No Tears Left To Cry", alongside Top 10 singles "God Is A Woman" and "Breathin'" amongst other charting tracks. (21 Aug 2018)
 

   

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Solardo (Singles)up 81 ~ Solardo Listen
XTC
Manchester superstar house DJs Mark Richards and James Eliot score their first ever chart hit with Bristol DJ Eli Brown. (19 July 2019)

   
The 1975 (Albums)down 86 ~ The 1975 Listen
A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships
The Wilmslow boys who have gone on to be one of the biggest bands on the planet, went straight in at UK. no.1 with their incredible Brit Award Winning 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"It's Not Living (If It's Not with You)", (30 Nov)

 
   
Oasis (Albums)down 89 ~ Oasis Listen
Definitely Maybe
The 319th 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)
 

   
Tom Walker (Singles)down 97 ~ Tom Walker Listen
Now You're Gone (Radio Edit)
Thanks to extensive radio and TV appearances, the chart topping Chelford vocalist eventually enters the UK charts with his May 2019 single, featuring Zara Larsson, clocking up 3.6 million streams, (31 May 2019)

See him live: o2 VICTORIA WAREHOUSE - 12th Nov
   
JP Cooper
(Albums)up 100 ~ JP Cooper & Charlotte OC Listen

Blue
Jonas Blue's 2018 UK no.33 album, which features Middleton vocalist JP Cooper on the 633 million Spotify streamed track "Perfect Strangers", and Blackburn's Charlotte OC reenters the chart (9 Nov 2018)

   
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