Rod Stewart, Daft Punk Dominate UK Top 40

Time to check out what’s going on over at the other side of the pond y’all!

British icon Rod Stewart makes a triumphant return to the penthouse of the Official UK Top 40 Albums Chart this week as ‘Time‘, the legend’s first studio album of new material in almost two decades, arrives at # 1, taking his total of chart-topping albums in the UK to eight!

The maestro thus sets a new record for the longest gap between chart-topping albums in the UK, beating Tom Jones. Stewart last topped the charts in 1979 with ‘Greatest Hits Volume 1‘.

Stewart thus blocks 20-year-old singer/songwriter Gabrielle Aplin from the # 1 spot with her highly anticipated début album ‘English Rain‘, which settles in at # 2. Not too bad at all for a début effort, especially since Aplin already has a # 1 single in the form of the lush cover of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘The Power Of Love‘ which topped the charts last year.

Over at the UK Top 40 Singles Chart, Daft Punk literally slays any competition whatsoever, as ‘Get Lucky‘, the first single off their brand new album ‘Random Access Memories‘ (releasing tomorrow in the UK), tops the chart for a 4th consecutive week, selling over 114,000 units this week (100,000 plus sales for a 4th week in a row as well – insane!) to take its total sales in the UK to over 606,000 units in just a month. ‘Get Lucky‘ featuring Pharrell and Nile Rodgers thus overtakes Justin Timberlake’s ‘Mirrors‘ as the second highest selling single of 2013, barely 19,000 copies behind Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ ‘Thrift Shop‘ featuring Wanz, the highest selling single of 2013 in the UK.

The top 10 singles in the UK this week are :

1. Get Lucky – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell and Nile Rodgers

2. Let Her Go – Passenger

3. Heart Attack – Demi Lovato

4. Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore And Ryan Lewis

5. Waiting All Night – Rudimental feat. Ella Eyre

6. Blackout – Wretch 32 feat. Shakka

7. So Good To Me – Chris Malinchak

8. This Is What It Feels Like – Armin Van Buuren feat. Guthrie

9. Play Hard – David Guetta feat. Ne-Yo/Akon

10. Endorphins – Sub Focus feat. Alex Clare

The top 10 albums in the UK this week are :

1. Time – Rod Stewart

2. English Rain – Gabrielle Aplin

3. Modern Vampires Of The City – Vampire Weekend

4. The Shocking Miss Emerald – Caro Emerald

5. Home – Rudimental

6. A – Agnetha Falkskog

7. All The Little Lights – Passenger

8. Our Version Of Events – Emeli Sande

9. To Be Loved – Michael Buble

10. Les Miserables (OST) – Various