Queen’s ‘Greatest Hit’ Notches U.K. Chart Milestone

Queen’s ‘Greatest Hit’ Notches U.K. Chart Milestone

Lengthy are living Queen.

The famous rock outfit’s Biggest Hits (Virgin) album chalks up an spectacular milestone by passing 900 months on the Official Albums Chart Major 100, and is just the third album to do so.

Unveiled in 1981, the vocation retrospective is driving just Bob Marley & The Wailers‘ 1984 hits album Legend (933 weeks) and ABBA’s Gold compilation, the longest-managing U.K. Top 100 album ever, with 949 weeks, in accordance to the Formal Charts Organization.

There is a single classification in which Queen’s Greatest Hits reigns supreme. It’s the most effective-advertising album in British recorded songs heritage with additional than 6 million copies bought, the OCC experiences.

The 900-7 days-as well as accomplishment will come at roughly the exact time the band celebrates 50 a long time given that their very first London gig, on July 18, 1970 at Imperial University, and 35-many years given that Freddie Mercury and Co. rocked Wembley Stadium for Stay Aid, on July 13, 1985.

Queen’s Biggest Hits relished four weeks at No. 1 and features the hits “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Flash,” “Killer Queen,” “You might be My Best Buddy,” “Any person To Enjoy,” “We Are The Champions,” “We Will Rock You,” and “Below Force,” their collaboration with David Bowie.

The album is at present at No. 16 on the chart and should really notch-up a 902 week when the weekly study is published late Friday (July 17).

Previously this month, Royal Mail released a assortment of stamps to commemorate the group’s 50-year anniversary. The Royal Mint not too long ago celebrated the band with an official U.K. coin.