Extensive reside Queen.
The legendary rock outfit’s Best Hits (Virgin) album chalks up an extraordinary milestone by passing 900 weeks on the Official Albums Chart Best 100, and is just the third album to do so.
Launched in 1981, the career retrospective is behind just Bob Marley & The Wailers‘ 1984 hits album Legend (933 weeks) and ABBA’s Gold compilation, the longest-running U.K. Top rated 100 album ever, with 949 months, according to the Official Charts Firm.
There’s just one group in which Queen’s Best Hits reigns supreme. It is the ideal-selling album in British recorded songs historical past with a lot more than six million copies offered, the OCC experiences.
The 900-week-furthermore accomplishment will come at about the very same time the band celebrates 50 many years due to the fact their initially London gig, on July 18, 1970 at Imperial College, and 35-yrs given that Freddie Mercury and Co. rocked Wembley Stadium for Dwell Support, on July 13, 1985.
Queen’s Greatest Hits liked four months at No. 1 and includes the hits “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Flash,” “Killer Queen,” “You’re My Most effective Close friend,” “Anyone To Really like,” “We Are The Champions,” “We Will Rock You,” and “Beneath Tension,” their collaboration with David Bowie.
The album is at this time at No. 16 on the chart and should notch-up a 902 week when the weekly survey is published late Friday (July 17).
Previously this thirty day period, Royal Mail produced a assortment of stamps to commemorate the group’s 50-year anniversary. The Royal Mint not too long ago celebrated the band with an formal U.K. coin.