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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 11 Nov 2019 ~
Ariana Grande (New)up 1 ~ Ariana Grande Listen
Charlie's Angels (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Florida's Manchester Bee tattoo-wearing, first Honorary Citizen of Manchester, collabs with Chaka Khan, Miley Cyrus, Niki Minaj, Lana Del Rey, Normani, and Victoria Monet on five tracks from the new soundtrack to Charlie's Angels. Hits include the title track "Don't Call Me Angel" (UK no.2) and this week's no.51, "Bad To You" (1 Nov 2019)

   
Tom Walker (New)up 2 ~ Tom Walker Listen
What A Time To Be Alive (Deluxe)
A 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.54), "Fly Away With Me" and "All That Matters (Acoustic)" (8 Nov 2019)
See him live: o2 VICTORIA WAREHOUSE - 12th Nov
   
Larkins (3) - 3 ~ Larkins Listen
TV Dream EP
Presumably chasing the wider attention they deserve, the Glossop four piece reissue their four track "Sugar Sweet EP" with a different running order, placing their biggest hit as the title track. (1 Nov 2019)

See them live UK TOUR - November 2019
   
Simply Red (New)up 4 ~ Simply Red Listen
Blue Eyed Soul
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
   
Riton (8)up 5 ~ Riton Listen
Turn Me On (Marshall Jefferson Anthem Mix)
Hacienda favourite and Chicago house music pioneer Marshall Jefferson  remixes 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. (1 Nov)

 
   

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Ariana Grande (New)up 6 ~ Ariana Grande Listen
A Hand For Mrs Claus
Florida's Manchester Bee tattoo-wearing, first Honorary Citizen of Manchester collabs with Idina Menzel on her new "Christmas: A Season of Love" album (18 Oct 2019)

   
IAMDDB (10)up 7 ~ IAMDDB Listen
Night Kapp
The latest single from Manchester "urban jazz" star Diana Debrito. (29 Oct)

 
   
Matthew Halsall (New)up 8 ~ Matthew Halsall Listen
Colour Yes (Special Edition)
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)

   
False Advertising (New)up 9 ~ 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)

 
   
Courteeners (11)up 10 ~ Courteeners Listen
More. Again. Forever.
The title track from the Mancunian stadium rocker's sixth album "More. Again. Forever" (due in January 2020) delivers a completely new poetic approach with a Madchester back beat, similar to the Clint Boon Experience's "White No Sugar". (31 Oct 2019)
   

 
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Robbie Williams (16)up 11 ~ Robbie Williams Listen
Merry Xmas Everbody / Let's Not Go Shopping
The "Knutsford City Limits" Stoke-on-Trent pop legend, who found fame with Manchester boy band Take That, teams up with Jamie Cullum on the second track to be released from his upcoming "The Christmas Present" album, which also features, amongst others, Tyson Fury. A cover of the Christmas classic by Slade and the Manchester living Noddy Holder (1 Nov 2019)
 See ROBBIE WILLIAMS live at MANCHESTER ARENA - 17th Nov 2019
 See JAMIE CULLUM live at BRIDGEWATER HALL - 25th Mar 2020

   
Yxng Loose (14) up 12 ~ Yxng Loose & D8 Listen
Snake Me
The new single from the young Salford rapper featuring D8 (29 Oct 2019)

   
McFly (New)up 13 ~ McFly Listen
Josephine
Bolton's Danny Jones sings lead vocals on the tenth unreleased single from 2012 by the popular pop rockers, as part of their weekly releases leading up to their O2 concert. (3 Nov 2019)

See them live at MANCHESTER ARENA - 1st May 2020
   
Matthew Halsall (New)up 14 ~ Matthew Halsall Listen
Sending My Love (Special Edition)
The 2008 debut 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 beautiful bonus track "This Time". (8 Nov 2019)

   
McFly (New)up 15 ~ Kajagoogoo Listen
Too Shy
A reissue of the 1982 hit single from the Leighton Buzzard synth pop act fronted, at the time, by Pemberton-born and raised Christopher Hamill. Better known by his stage name of Limahl. It includes the original B-side instrumental, 12" Midnight Mix and the US single's Extended Mix (8 Nov 2019)

 
   

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Russell Watson (19)up 16 ~ 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 and tops the Classical Charts. An album of their favourite standards and arias. (1 Nov)

See him live: BRIDGEWATER HALL - 8th December 2019
   
Robbie Williams (New)up 17 ~ Robbie Williams Listen
Baby Please Come Home / Rudolph
Featuring Bryan Adams, the fourth and fifth tracks from the "Knutsford City Limits" Stoke-on-Trent pop legend's upcoming "The Christmas Present" album. Due for release on the 22nd November, other stars to join the singer who found fame with Manchester boy band Take That, include Rod Stewart, Jamie Cullum and Tyson Fury (8 Nov 2019)
 See ROBBIE WILLIAMS live at MANCHESTER ARENA - 17th Nov 2019
 See JAMIE CULLUM live at BRIDGEWATER HALL - 25th Mar 2020

   
Tom Walker (31)up 18 ~ Tom Walker Listen
Better Half of Me (R3HAB Remix)
Dutch electronic DJ R3HAB remixes the latest single from the chart-topping Brit Award winning Chelford vocalist, (1 Nov 2019)

See him live: o2 VICTORIA WAREHOUSE - 12th Nov
   
Fenella (22)up 19 ~ Fenella Listen
Fenella
The latest ambient project from Jane Weaver and her long-term bandmates Peter Philipson and Raz Ullah sees a reimagined soundtrack to Marcell Jankovics’ cult 1981 animation "Fehérlófia" (Son of The White Mare). The richly emotional and psychedelic music offers a perfect contemporary dialogue with Jankovics' astonishing visual aesthetic. (1 Nov)

   
DRS (28)up 20 ~ DRS Listen
Sinking Sand
Manchester's in demand D&B vocalist Delroy Pottinger appears on this track from Bristol duo My Nu Leng's new "Alter EP". (1 Nov)
 

   

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Bipolar Sunshine (32)up 21 ~ Bipolar Sunshine Listen
DiCaprio
The new single from LA living Mancunian and former Kid British frontman, Adio Marchant, sees him join forces with Zimbabweans Bantu & Dr. Chii (1 Nov 2019)

   
BBC Philharmonic (38)up 22 ~ BBC Philharmonic Orchestra Listen
Antheil: Orchestral Works, Volume 3
In this their third volume of orchestral works of Antheil, John Storgårds and the Salford Quays orchestra present a collection of scores spanning the whole of his compositional life, including "Symphony No.1 - Zingareska", written in the early 1920s, and his 1950's ballet score "Capital of the World.". (1 Nov)

See them live: BRIDGEWATER HALL - November 2019
   
DRS (34)up 23 ~ DRS Listen
Jazz Arps / Could Be
Manchester's in demand soulful vocalist Delroy Pottinger joins up with Essex drum and bass DJ LSB for this new double A-side single, following October's "Faded" collab. (1 Nov)

   
Britizen Kane (New)up 24 ~ Britizen Kane Listen
Ready (Reloaded)
The new single from the Manchester rapper, formerly known as 'Bigfoot, featuring Jamaican singer Popcaan, Lyricson and London MC Scrufizzer. (8 Nov)
 

   
Lost Under Heaven (New)up 25 ~ Jonathan Ogden Listen
07:00 / 08:00
The new two track single from the Mancunian Rivers & Robots frontman as part of his Twenty Four Beat Tape. (8 Nov 2019)
 

   
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Marconi Union (New) up 26 ~ Marconi Union Listen
Fractured - Edit
The second shortened single to be taken off the forthcoming "Dead Air" album (due 29th Nov) from the celebrated Manchester ambient electro trio. (8 Nov)

 
   
Zeph (New)up 27 ~ Zeph Listen
Hoods Hottest
Ashton's Zephaniah Cunningham, the latest hotly tipped rapper to appear from the Manchester freestyle scene gets a Hoods Hottest release with Birmingham platform P110. (29 Oct)

 
   
Halle (33)up 28 ~ Hallé Listen
Debussy Nocturnes
Sir Mark Elder conducts Manchester's leading orchestra in this stunning orchestral collection, which includes a world premiere recording of Colin Matthew's orchestration of the piano piece "Les soirs illuminés par l'ardeur du charbon, L.150", unknown until its discovery in 2001. Recorded following the highly acclaimed Proms performance and featuring stand-out soloists Anna Stéphany, Sophie Bevan, and the Hallé's Principal Clarinet, Sergio Castelló López. (1 Nov 2019)

   
Yxng Loose (New) up 29 ~ Yxng Loose Listen
Jet Lag
The September single from the young Salford rapper gets a reissue (3 Nov 2019)

   
Murlo (New)up 30 ~ Murlo Listen
End of The Road (Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones Flashback)
Another "Flashback" remix from the unique Manchester electronic DJ's incredible "Dolos" debut album, from Canadian-American electronic music DJ Sinjin Hawke and Zora Jones (8 Nov 2019)

   

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Futurecop (New)up 31 ~ Futurecop! Listen
Against The Tide
Another incredible single from 1980's nostalgic Mancunian electronic synth composer Manzur Iqbal, featuring London-based German synthwave vocalist Nina (not to be mistaken for Nena and her "99 Balloons"). (22 Mar)

 
   
Husk (43)up 32 ~ Husk Listen
Feeling Heat
The new single from the Manchester based artist described by BBC 6 Music as "the outsider popstar we've all been waiting for". (1 Nov 2019)
 

   
Shura (New)up 33 ~ Shura Listen
Live at Metropolis Studios
The popular Manchester raised, London based singer and former Manchester City Girls player releases a live recording of her "Religion" and "Forever" singles (4 Nov 2019)
 See her live at O2 RITZ - 18th Nov 2019

   
Tim Bowness (New)up 34 ~ No-Man Listen
Love You To Bits
The superb new single from Stockton Heath vocalist Tim Bowness and multi-instrumentalist Steven Wilson's influential act, taken from their forthcoming new album (due 22 Nov) - 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. (8 Nov 2019)
 

   
LZ7 (40)up 35 ~ LZ7 Listen
Dance With Me
The new single from the Manchester EDM act featuring South London MOBO award winning rapper Faith Child. (1 Nov 2019)
 

   

 
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Freeda (42)up 36 ~ Freeda Listen
Wash
More synth backed guitar riffs from the 5 piece Manchester indie rock band, as they release the third single from their upcoming EP (1 Nov)

   
Robbahollow (44)up 37 ~ Robbahollow Listen
Hoods Hottest 2
The new single from the Moss Side rapper. (30 Oct 2019)
 

   
Soular Order (New)up 38 ~ Soular Order Listen
Beholder
Manchester music producer John Maynard delivers another beautiful ambient four track EP. (8 Nov 2019)
 

   
The Moods (New)up 39 ~ The Moods Listen
Strong
The ten piece Manchester collective release their new single, with remixes from Shapes and Manchester's Dutta, as well as an acoustic and "live at M.E.N. Arena" version. (8 Nov)

   
Frameworks (New)up 40 ~ Frameworks Listen
Monday
Acclaimed Manchester downtempo and instrumental hip-hop producer, Matt Brewer, serves up yet another brilliant single. (8 Nov)
 

   

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Mecca:83 (New)up 41 ~ Mecca:83 Listen
Dawn Maneuvers
Manchester deep jazz DJ Evan Jones returns with anorther brilliant new single (6 Nov 2019)
 

   
Audio Jacker (45)up 42 ~ Discotron Listen
Bad News
The 471st 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. (1 Nov 2019)
 

   
Equiknoxx (46)up 43 ~ Equiknoxx Listen
Jump!
The Jamaican dancehall collective who count Manchester as their second home and extended family, release their new single. (1 Nov 2019)
 

   
PROSE (New)up 44 ~ PROSE Listen
Word To The Wise
The new single from the melodic Mancunian acoustic rap duo. (31 Oct)

 
   
The Lottery Winners (New)up 45 ~ The Lottery Winners Listen
Little Things
Yet another sunny indie pop thumper from the rainy streets of Leigh. (7 Nov 2019)

   

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Black Josh (New)up 46 ~ 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 (due 15th Nov) from French producers Galant Troopers, Kuna Maze & Vax 1. (8 Nov 2019)
 

   
Misha B (47) - 47 ~ Misha B Listen
Herbal Tea
The Moss Side raised X Factor semi-finalist lays down her latest single. (1 Nov 2019)

 
   
Hayes & Y (New)up 48 ~ Hayes & Y Listen
Disaster
The new single from the superb indie Europop Manchester-based four piece who boast members from Bulgaria and Finland. (8 Nov)
 See them live: THE CASTLE - 10th Dec 2019
   
Amplifier (New)up 49 ~ Amplifier Listen
The Eternal
The new digital single from the excellent Manchester rockers. Brilliant stuff, as always! (5 Nov)
 

   
Lucy Spraggan (New)up 50 ~ Lucy Spraggan Listen
Lucky Stars (Acoustic) / Fight For It (Live)
The first two tracks re-recorded tracks to be taken from the forthcoming Deluxe version of the Stockport-based Buxton born former X Factor contestant's UK no.12 album, "Today Was A Good Day". (8 Nov 2019)

See her live: CASTLETON - 12th & 13th Dec 2019
   

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Swing Out Sister (New)up 51 ~ Swing Out Sister Listen
Purple Snowflakes
The festive new single from Corinne Drewery and Andy Connell's Manchester-formed laid-back retro jazz duo. (24 Oct)

 
   
M People (New)up 52 ~ Heather Small Listen
Moving On Up (Remixes)
In the same week M People renter the UK album charts with a new compilation, Brazilian DJs Matt Consola, Dirty Disco and Division 4 (amongst others) follow their reworking of "Proud" with four new club mixes of the Manchester group's biggest hit. (1 Nov 2019)

 
   
Tom Caruana (48) down 53 ~ Tom Caruana Listen
Instrumentals, Vol. 9
The lastest album from the Ashton-riased Todmorden based music producer features instrumentals (28 Oct 2019)

   
Prima (51)down 54 ~ Prima Listen
My Love
The new single from the brilliant soulful Mancunian bass music singer. (1 Nov 2019)
 

   
Kirsty Almeida (52)down 55 ~ Kirsty Almeida Listen
You'll Find Your Way
The beautiful new folk single from the Hebden Bridge/Manchester based Gibraltarian who famously bought herself out of a contract with Decca to raise her son and rescue a three-story warehouse in the Northern Quarter to create the Wonder Inn. (30 Oct)

 
   

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Bing Satellites (54)down 56 ~ Bing Satellites Listen
The Ambient World of Bing Satellites, Volume 2
The follow up to the album released in March 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. (30 Oct)

 
   
Pink SHirts for Pale People (56)down 57 ~ Pink Shirts for Pale People Listen
Where's Your Heart Been?
The new 5 track EP from the young Wigan band (1 Nov)

 
   
Audio Jacker (New) up 58 ~ Serial Thrilla Listen
Shine
Sampling Tavares version of "More Than A Woman", the 472nd 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. (8 Nov 2019)
 

   
HMD (59) - 59 ~ Sangy & HMD Listen
Undercover
The new three track EP from the Chorlton story-telling MC and Somalian-born, Danish-raised, Claremont-living singer (1 Nov)
 

   
Black Swan Lane (New)up 60 ~ Black Swan Lane Listen
Vita Eterna
The critically acclaimed new album from the Atlanta based band, originally set up by The Chameleons Mark Burgess. Featuring original Chameleon, Dave Fielding, their superb eighth album is built around Jack Sobel and John Kolbeck (5 Nov)
 
   

 
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C33s (New)up 61 ~ The C33s Listen
Resurrection Man
The new single from the hard rocking Manchester punk trio (8 Nov)

 
   
Driftwood (60)down 62 ~ DR!FTWOOD Listen
IN2U
The Manchester based Preston pop rock trio release their latest single. (1 Nov)
 

   
Dakota Avenue (62)down 63 ~ Dakota Avenue Listen
Temptress
The new single from the groove laden Manchester rockers. (1 Nov 2019)

   
David Gorman (New)up 64 ~ Nomi Listen
I Love You, Be Dead Soon (2013-2019)
The new album from the Manchester electronic dance musician. (8 Nov 2019)
 

   
David Gorman (New)up 65 ~ David Gorman Listen
Curses
Not to be mistaken for the comedian who emerged from the Manchester comedy circuit, this is the beautiful new country folk single from the Manchester singer songwriter. (8 Nov 2019)
 

   
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Heygamal (New)up 66 ~ Heygamal Listen
Club Needed
The new single from Ali Karim Esmaail's Manchester alternative pop act (3 Nov)

   
Yemi Bolatiwa (New)up 67 ~ Yemi Bolatiwa & Jade Parker Listen
Just Say (Jade Parker Remix)
The new single from the London born, Manchester based soulstress gets a remix from Manchester vocalist and producer Jade Parker. (1 Nov 2019)

   
Foxglove (New)up 68 ~ Foxglove Listen
Blind
The new single from the Manchester pop four piece. (8 Nov 2019)

   
Olly Flavell (New)up 69 ~ Olly Flavell Listen
Trial & Error
The new single from the talented Manchester pop singer songwriter (8 Nov)

   
Def Robot (New)up 70 ~ Def Robot Listen
Def: I Cult
The sixth album in just as many months from the ridiculously prolific Manchester rock duo. (8 Nov 2019)
 

   

 
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Chi Prophecy (New)up 71 ~ Blakk Ice, Tobija & Chi Prophecy Listen
Frying Egg
The Manchester rappers delivers their latest single. (5 Nov)
 

   
HMD (New)up 72 ~ HMD, Tobi Sunmola & ROM3 Listen
Tha Gift
The new single from the Somalian-born, Danish-raised, Claremont-living singer, featuring his fellow Manchester vocalists (25 Oct)
 

   
DJ Mac Real (New)up 73 ~ DJ Mac Real Listen
Hokage
The prolific Mancunian underground DJ releases his weekly single, this time with Mac Mythic. (8 Nov 2019)

 
   
NinjaTea (New)up 74 ~ NinjaTea Listen
Honest Conversations
The Indonesian born Manchester grime artist teams up with London rapper PJ Anthony for his latest single (2 Nov)
 

   
Britizen Kane (New)up 75 ~ Britizen Kane Listen
Monstah
The Manchester rapper appears alongside KV and MeLeon on the new single from the London-based Burnley beatmaker Messiah Kaeto. (28 Oct)
 

   

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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 2 ~ 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) - 7 ~ 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 18 million Spotify streams in a week. (25 Oct 2019)

   
Shotty Horroh (Albums)down 11 ~ 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 13.5 million Spotify streams. (18 Oct 2019)
 See JAMES ARTHUR live at MANCHESTER ARENA ~ 14th March 2020

   
Aitch (Singles) 11 ~ Aitch Listen
Buss Down
The Manchester rapper reaches UK no.8 with this single featuring ZieZie, enjoying almost 14 million streams. (1 Sep 2019)
 See him live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 19th Dec 2019
   
Riton (Singles)up 12 ~ 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 17 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 (this week no.11) - with over 84 million Spotify streams in barely a month - Holmes Chapel's One Direction star delivers the first single from his second album. (11 Oct 2019)

 
   
Rick Astley (Albums)down 19 ~ 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
   
John Mayall (Jazz & Blues)down 20 ~ John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Listen
Blues Breakers
The legendary debut album from the Macclesfield Godfather of British Blues, re-enters the Jazz & Blues chart. Showcasing a young Eric Clapton it is one of the best albums of all time (22 July 1966)

 
   
Liam Gallagher (Albums)down 21 ~ 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)up 25 ~ 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
   
Aitch (Singles)down 33 ~ 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 14 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
   
McFly (Albums) down 41 ~ 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
   
Paul McCreesh (Classical)down 44 ~ Paul McCreesh Listen
King Arthur, 1691
Entering the UK Classical Charts at no.28, the University of Manchester educated conductor delivers his lively new recording of Henry Purcell and John Dryden's "King Arthur," the great patriotic opera of the 17th Century with the Gabrieli Consort. (25 Oct)
 

   
Ariana Grande (Albums) up 46 ~ 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 47 ~ Aitch Listen
Taste (Make It Shine)
"Grew up in North Manny", the mega-popular New Moston grime artist drops his latest single, with over 39 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 (Singles)down 48 ~ Ariana Grande Listen
Don't Call Me Angel (Charlie's Angels)
The new single from Florida's Manchester Bee tattoo-wearing, first Honorary Citizen of Manchester, teaming up with Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey to score 119 million Spotify streams in just six weeks, reaching UK no.2 and topping the charts in Greece and Hungary. (20 Sep 2019)
   
M People (Albums)up 53 ~ M People Listen
Gold
The only compilation you'll ever need of Mike Pickering's popular 90s Manchester group who became one of the worlds biggest dance and pop groups, selling more than 11 million records, winning 2 BRIT awards and a Mercury Prize. Featuring the unmistakable voice of Heather Small, this 3 CD collection includes 42 tracks, with all twenty top 40 singles, alongside remixes and club mixes. (1 Nov 2019)

 
   
Aitch (Singles)down 56 ~ Aitch Listen
Strike A Pose
Reaching no.9 in the UK charts, with over 44 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 56 ~ Oasis Listen

Time Flies 1994 - 2009
The 322nd 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)

   
Tom Walker (Albums)down 67 ~ 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: o2 VICTORIA WAREHOUSE - 12th Nov
   
Aitch (Albums)down 69 ~ 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 72 ~ Oasis Listen
What's The Story Morning Glory
The 409th 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)

   
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