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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 09 April 2012

Tony Blackburn presents a bank holiday special of the UK's best selling albums from 1956 to March 2012. The chart was specially commissioned from the Official Charts Company and compiled from sales data of the past 56 years. There will be some great albums in the new Top 40 list and also some surprises. One female British singer/songwriter has two entries - but it is not Adele or Kate Bush. Which act has the best selling album - and it is not The Beatles? And there is one soundtrack album in there but is it The Sound Of Music? Oh, and there are no Elvis albums in the list! Find out all the answer this afternoon.

A programme crammed with surprises and great music and of course listeners can comment and contribute via text on 88291 and via email tonyb@bbc.co.uk.

Music Played

40 items
  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Speed Of Sound

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Travis

    Travis Writing To Reach You

    (CD Single), Independiente

  • Image for Jeff Wayne

    Jeff Wayne and Justin Hayward Forever Autumn

    Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony, 13

  • Image for Kings of Leon

    Kings of Leon Sex On Fire

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters Laura (Album Version)

    The Scissor Sisters, Polydor

  • Image for Phil Collins

    Phil Collins Something Happened On The Way To Heaven

    Now 18 (Various Artists), Now, 10

  • Image for U2

    U2 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

    Rock The Planet (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Everybody's Changing

    (CD Single), Transcopic Records

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Clocks (Album Version)

    A Rush Of Blood To The Head, Parlophone

  • Image for Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga Poker Face

    The Fame, Interscope, 6

  • Image for Take That

    Take That Shine

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Dido

    Dido White Flag (Album Version)

    Life For Rent, Arista

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Haven't Met You Yet

    Crazy Love, Reprise, 1

  • Image for Spice Girls

    Spice Girls Who Do You Think You Are (Album Version)

    Spice, VIRGIN

  • Image for David Gray

    David Gray Babylon (Album Version)


  • Image for The Corrs

    The Corrs Dreams

    (CD Single), Atlantic

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Lady Madonna

    The Beatles - 1, Apple, 5

  • Image for Eric Carmen

    Eric Carmen Hungry Eyes

    Dirty Dancing - Original S/Track, RCA

  • Image for Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) (Album Version)

    Bat Out Of Hell, VIRGIN

  • Image for Bob Marley

    Bob Marley and The Wailers Band Jammin'

    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend, Island

  • Image for Leona Lewis

    Leona Lewis Bleeding Love (Album Version)

    Spirit, Sony BMG

  • Image for Dido

    Dido Thank You

    Now 49 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Simon & Garfunkel

    Simon & Garfunkel Keep The Customer Satisfied

    Bridge Over Troubled Water, Columbia

  • Image for The Verve

    The Verve Bitter Sweet Symphony (Album Version)

    URBAN HYMNS, Hut Recordings / VIRGIN

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt Goodbye My Lover (Album Version)

    Back To Bedlam, Atlantic

  • Image for Shania Twain

    Shania Twain You're Still The One (Album Verison)

    Come On Over, Mercury

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Go Your Own Way

    The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac, Warner Strategic Marketi, 4

  • Image for Simply Red

    Simply Red Stars

    Simply Red Greatest Hits, East West Records

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse Rehab

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Open Your Heart

    Madonna - The Immaculate Collection, Sire, 13

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Radio Ga Ga (Album Version)

    Queen - Greatest Hits II, Parlophone

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Bad

    Michael Jackson - Bad, Epic

  • Image for Pink Floyd

    Pink Floyd Time (2011 Remastered Version)

    The Dark Side Of The Moon (2011 Digital Remaster), EMI

  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits Walk Of Life (Album Version)

    Brothers In Arms (Remastered), VERTIGO

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Set Fire To The Rain

    21, XL, 5

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Beat It

    (CD Single), Epic

  • Image for Oasis

    Oasis Roll With It

    (CD Single), Creation Records

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA One Of Us

    Abba Gold, Polydor, 16

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles A Day In The Life

    The Beatles : 1967-1970, Apple, 6

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love

    The Game, Island, 5


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