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09/04/2012

Tony Blackburn returns for another special bank holiday chart, this time counting down the UK's bestselling albums since 1956.

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.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Mon 9 Apr 2012 16:00

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  • Coldplay

    Speed Of Sound

    • (CD Single).
    • Parlophone.
  • Travis

    Writing To Reach You

    • (CD Single).
    • Independiente.
  • Jeff Wayne

    Forever Autumn (feat. Justin Hayward)

    • Fantastic 70's (Various Artists).
    • Sony.
    • 13.
  • Kings of Leon

    Sex On Fire

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
    • 1.
  • Scissor Sisters

    Laura (Album Version)

    • The Scissor Sisters.
    • Polydor.
  • Phil Collins

    Something Happened on the Way to Heaven

    • Singles.
    • Rhino.
    • 10.
  • U2

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

    • Rock The Planet (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Keane

    Everybody's Changing

    • (CD Single).
    • Transcopic Records.
  • Coldplay

    Clocks (Album Version)

    • A Rush Of Blood To The Head.
    • Parlophone.
  • Lady Gaga

    Poker Face

    • The Fame.
    • Interscope.
    • 6.
  • Take That

    Shine

    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
  • Dido

    White Flag (Album Version)

    • Life For Rent.
    • Arista.
  • Michael BublĂ©

    Haven't Met You Yet

    • Crazy Love.
    • Reprise.
    • 1.
  • Spice Girls

    Who Do You Think You Are (Album Version)

    • Spice.
    • VIRGIN.
  • David Gray

    Babylon (Album Version)

    • WHITE LADDER.
    • IHT RECORDS.
  • The Corrs

    Dreams

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • The Beatles

    Lady Madonna

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 020.
  • Eric Carmen

    Hungry Eyes

    • Dirty Dancing - Original S/Track.
    • RCA.
  • Meat Loaf

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

    • Bat Out Of Hell.
    • VIRGIN.
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers

    Jamming

    • Jammin' (Various Artists).
    • Mango.
  • Leona Lewis

    Bleeding Love (Album Version)

    • Spirit.
    • Sony BMG.
  • Dido

    Thank You

    • Now 49 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Simon & Garfunkel

    Keep The Customer Satisfied

    • Bridge Over Troubled Water.
    • Columbia.
  • The Verve

    Bitter Sweet Symphony (Album Version)

    • URBAN HYMNS.
    • Hut Recordings / VIRGIN.
  • James Blunt

    Goodbye My Lover (Album Version)

    • Back To Bedlam.
    • Atlantic.
  • Shania Twain

    You're Still The One (Album Verison)

    • Come On Over.
    • Mercury.
  • Fleetwood Mac

    Go Your Own Way

    • 50 Years - Don't Stop.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 006.
  • Simply Red

    Stars

    • Simply Red Greatest Hits.
    • East West Records.
  • Amy Winehouse

    Rehab

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
  • Madonna

    Open Your Heart

    • Celebration.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 13.
  • Queen

    Radio Ga Ga (Album Version)

    • Queen - Greatest Hits II.
    • Parlophone.
  • Michael Jackson

    Bad

    • Michael Jackson - Bad.
    • Epic.
  • Pink Floyd

    Time (2011 Remastered Version)

    • The Dark Side Of The Moon (2011 Digital Remaster).
    • EMI.
  • Dire Straits

    Walk Of Life (Album Version)

    • Brothers In Arms (Remastered).
    • VERTIGO.
  • Adele

    Set Fire To The Rain

    • 21.
    • XL.
    • 5.
  • Michael Jackson

    Beat It

    • (CD Single).
    • Epic.
  • Oasis

    Roll With It

    • (CD Single).
    • Creation Records.
  • ABBA

    One Of Us

    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 016.
  • The Beatles

    A Day In The Life

    • The Beatles : 1967-1970.
    • Apple.
    • 6.
  • Queen

    Crazy Little Thing Called Love

    • The Game.
    • Island.
    • 5.

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