Interesting Top 5

Looking again (this morning) at Amazon’s Bestsellers (updated hourly). It’s a Top 10, but the Top 5 was most interesting to me.

First is the #1 spot. Leonard Cohen’s new album! GO LEONARD! I am so pleased to see his album in the best-selling spot. So very, very pleased!

And it’s after that where the list warranted my comment here. Four spots get eaten up by only two albums! What, you say? How?

2 – Barbra Streisand – Partners [Deluxe]
3 – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Cheek To Cheek
4 – Barbra Streisand – Partners
5 – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Cheek To Cheek [Deluxe]

[For completeness’ sake, these are all CDs. No LPs in the mix here.]

That’s right, two albums, in two different versions (deluxe or not deluxe) taking up four of the five top spots! I don’t think I’ve ever seen that happen before. I’ve seen varying versions of an album in the Top 10, but more like #2 and #7. It’s possible I’ve seen one album have two versions in the Top 5, but nothing easily comes to my memory this early in the morning. But I don’t know that two albums in different versions cramming the Top 5 has ever happened.  I’d love to know the stats on this. We may be witnessing a first!

Also, think about it: Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett and Leonard Cohen. Where are the young kids, burning up the charts? All deference to these long-established artists, but you’ve gotta get to #6 to get a newer artist, the only one here! And then after that, it’s more long-established groups again (and a soundtrack).

The rest of the Top 10 looked like this:

6 – alt-J – This Is All Yours
7 – Guardians Of The Galaxy – Songs From the Motion Picture (LP)
8 – U2 – Songs Of Innocence (Deluxe)
9 – Robert Plant and the Ceaseless Roar – Lullaby and…
10 – Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades of Blue

And there you go. Just more super-hot reportage for you from your favourite one-stop Awesome Shop for music blogging online, the KMA.**

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Posted on September 25, 2014, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. “Where are the young kids, burning up the charts?” – young people don’t buy music, they just stream it. It’s why long-established acts like Leonard Cohen top the charts now (and why Weird Al and Tom Petty each just got their first #1 records) – no competition.

    – JK


  2. How’s the U2 in there when it’s free?? Is is a physical pre order?


  3. Too be honest with ya..I downloaded it to my iPod just to add it. But If it wasn’t there for the taking I don’t think I would be purchasing it….


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