“I've got believers“
Following the trend started when the Official UK Vinyl Singles Chart started in April 2015, D.J. (the latest David Bowie 40th Anniversary 7” vinyl picture disc issued by Parlophone), has entered today’s new chart at #1, after its release last week.
Of the 40th Anniversary discs, the only one not to hit the top spot so far is Be My Wife, though it still managed a very respectable second place. It’s also fair to assume that had the chart been around at the time, all of the other 40th Anniversary discs from Starman onward would have performed similarly well.
Currently the Official Vinyl Singles Chart covers the period from 12th April 2015 to 11th July 2019. All releases listed below are 40th Anniversary 7” vinyl picture discs, unless otherwise stated.
#1 - D.J. (2017 Tony Visconti mix - single edit) - July 2019
#1 - Boys Keep Swinging (2017 Tony Visconti Mix) - May 2019
#1 - The Rebels - David Bowie’s Revolutionary Song - April 2019 - RSD (Music On Vinyl - Numbered sleeve, transparent blue vinyl 7”)
#1 - Breaking Glass EP - November 2018
#2 - Let's Dance (Full Length Demo) - April 2018 – RSD (Black vinyl 12")
#1 - Beauty And The Beast - January 2018
#1 - "Heroes" (Single Version) - September 2017
#2 - Be My Wife - June 2017
#1 - No Plan EP - April 2017 – RSD - (Sony Music - Numbered sleeve, transparent blue marbled vinyl 12”)
#8 - Placebo Featuring David Bowie - Without You I'm Nothing - April 2017 - RSD - (Universal Music - picture disc 12”)
#1 - Sound And Vision (2017 Remastered Version) - February 2017
#1 - TVC15 (Original Single Edit) - April 2016
#1 - Golden Years (Single Version) - November 2015
#1 - Space Oddity (UK Single Edit) - October 2015
#1 - Fame (Original Single Edit) - July 2015
#1 - Changes - April 2015 - RSD
#2 - Tom Verlaine Kingdom Come - David Bowie Kingdom Come - April 2015 - RSD (Elektra/Parlophone Side By Side series - translucent white 7")
D.J. joins Boys Keep Swinging in today’s top ten (currently #9 on its way down from the top spot) along with the Breaking Glass EP which has re-entered the chart at #34.
The week after Bowie’s passing (in January 2016), the Official Vinyl Singles Chart top 20 was dominated by 13 different Bowie singles.
Of course, not only is this an indication of how Bowie’s music endures, it’s also a reflection of how faithful Bowie fans are, for it is you that have made the David Bowie 40th Anniversary 7” vinyl picture disc series the success it is. Thank you.
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