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TOP 50 MANCHESTER MUSIC CHART
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The 50 latest releases from the "Rock'n'Goal Capital of the World" listed in order of Spotify plays
Chart includes artists from Manchester, groups formed in Manchester, bands with Mancunian lead singers or key musicians, RNCM and Chetham's alumni, and includes bands with a strong Manchester connection.
 

~ Updated 9 December 2018 ~
The 1975 1 ~ The 1975 Listen
A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships

The Wilmslow boys who have gone on to be one of the biggest bands on the planet, go straight in at UK. no.1 with their incredible eclectic third album, receiving universal 5 Star press reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. Includes the singles, "Give Yourself a Try", "Love It If We Made It", "TooTimeTooTimeTooTime", and - all recharting this week - "It's Not Living (If It's Not with You)", (no.52), I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes)", (no.67), and "Sincerity Is Scary"(no.70). (30 Nov)

See them live at MANCHESTER ARENA - 24th Jan 2019
   
Tom Walker 2 ~ Paul Heaton Listen
The Last King Of Pop

The amazing 23 track compilation from the Wirral-born, Manchester-based former landlord of The Kings Arms in Salford, entered the UK charts at no.10 (no,28 this week) and features some of the finest songs from his extraordinary career, including hits from his days in the Housemartins, The Beautiful South, his solo years, and his long-standing collaboration with Jacqui Abbott. As well as a re-recording of the Beautiful South classic "A Little Time", and a brand new song, "7" Singles", it includes the 2006 tribute to his home city, "Manchester". (16 Nov)

 
   
Aitch (4)up 3 ~ Aitch Listen
Daily Duppy

The latest potty-mouthed single from the mega-popular New Moston grime artist (12 Nov)

 
   
Take That (3)down 4 ~ Take That Listen
Odyssey

The re-imagined greatest hits album went straight in to the UK Charts at no.1 (this week no.5), taking the listener on a journey through the incredible musical history of one of Manchester's most successful bands ever. The 27 tracks - included a collaboration with Barry Gibb - are peppered with soundbites from their life, building a historical narrative around the songs - the story of five local teenage lads, who went on to become one of the biggest boy bands of all time. (23 Nov)

See them live at MANCHESTER ARENA - 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 26th & 27th May 2019
   
Tom Walker (6)up 5 ~ Tom Walker Listen
Hola (I Say)

A brilliant new track written by the Macclesfield vocalist for his best friend Marco Mengoni from the Italian X-Factor star's new "Atlantico" album, (30 Nov)

See him live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 27th April 2018
   

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Morrissey (New)up 6 ~ Morrissey Listen
Low In High School (Deluxe Version)
A new deluxe verion of the former Smiths legend's eleventh solo album, which reached UK no.5 in November 2017. It includes nine new tracks, including five live recordingsand three new songs -"Lover-To-Be,” “Never Again Will I Be A Twin,” and “This Song Doesn’t End When It’s Over”, together with the cover of the Pretenders’ 1982 hit “Back On The Chain Gain”. (7 Dec 2018)

 

   
Aitch (5)down 7 ~ Aitch Listen
Trust Me

The second single in as many weeks from the mega-popular New Moston grime artist (23 Nov)

 
   
Chase & Status (7)down 8 ~ Chase & Status Listen
Delete / Big Man Skank (VIP)

The London drum & bass duo, Saul Milton and Will Kennard, who started their musical career whilst living together as students in Manchester (2003), release another dancehall single, this time featuring reggae stars Burro Banton and Mr. Vegas. (16 Nov)

 
   
Tom Walker (8)down 9 ~ Tom Walker Listen
Walk Alone (Acoustic)

An acoustic version and two remixes of the UK no,80 hit collaboration between the Macclesfield vocalist and Rudimental from his forthcoming "What A Time to Be Alive" album (due March 2019) and their "Toast to our Differences" album (due January), (16 Nov)

See him live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 27th April 2018
   
Chemical Brothers 10 ~ The Chemical Brothers Listen
Free Yourself (Paranoid London Remix)

A remix of the latest single from the London duo, who started their musical career (as the Dust Brothers), whilst studying at the University of Manchester between 1989 and 1992, running their own club nights. (16 Nov)

See them live at MANCHESTER ARENA - 22nd Nov 2019
   

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Morrissey (13)up 11 ~ Morrissey Listen
Back on the Chain Gang (Edit)
A 13 second shortened version of the once loved Manchester legend's cover of The Pretenders 1982 hit, taken from his forthcoming vinyl deluxe edition of "Low in High School" (Due December 7th). (23 Nov 2018)

 

   
Graeme Park (New)up 12 ~ Graeme Park Listen
Long Live House - Volume 01: 1980s

The world famous Hacienda DJ, radio presenter and musician curates a special 36 track compilation celebrating the heady days of House, returning to the Hacienda’s heyday with a selection of the finest mixes that helped launch the Manchester legend thirty years ago. (7 Dec)

 
   
Bipolar Sunshine (12)down 13 ~ Rabbithole Listen
The Visionary Tape
The debut album of the brand new project from Chorlton's Adio Marchant, better known as Bipolar Sunshine'. Featuring Manchester musicians Simeon MacLean, Daniel Abram, and David Walker. All nine single releases are included as well as new track "Crashing Cars" (23 Nov 2018)

 

   
Tom Walker (New)up 14 ~ Tom Walker Listen
Walk Alone (Remixes)

Four new remixes from , Berlin's Alle Farben and Younutus, as well as Dutch DJ Burak Yeter and Burton's Nathan Dawe, of the UK no,80 hit collaboration between the Macclesfield vocalist and Rudimental from his forthcoming "What A Time to Be Alive" album (due March 2019) and their "Toast to our Differences" album (due January), (7 Dec)

See him live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 27th April 2018
   
Morrissey (14)down 15 ~ Simply Red Listen
Symphonica im Rosso
The CD and DVD release of the Manchester legend's 2017 concert at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, entered the UK album charts at no,58 (this week no.74). (23 Nov 2018)

 

   

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Pale Waves (18)up 16 ~ Pale Waves Listen
Spotify Singles

The Manchester synth popsters record two new versions of "One More Time" and "22" at London's Metropolis studios exclusively for Spotify. (28 Nov)

 
   
Cassia (19)up 17 ~ Cassia Listen
100 Times Over

A re-recorded reissue of the Afro-rock inspired Macclesfield band's biggest hit. (23 Nov)

 
   
Bugzy Malone (22)up 18 ~ Bugzy Malone Listen
Hotbox Freestyle 2013
A 2013 recording of Manchester's leading grime star freestyling with Birmingham rapper Sox. (28 Nov 2018)

 

   
5&Dime (20)up 19 ~ 5&Dime Listen
We Are Lovers
Following the success of summer's "Relexion" European club hit, Lee Monteverde's Mancunian dance act pair up once more with German DJ Teddy Junior and Lea Lou with another banger. (23 Nov 2018)

 

   
Rowetta (21)up 20 ~ Rowetta Listen
Daylight

The Fun Lovin' Criminals cement their close ties with Manchester, by featuring the former Happy Mondays vocalist on their brilliant Chic-flavoured single, taken from their forthcoming "Another Mimosa" album (due January 2019). (14 Nov)

See THE FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS live at MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 29th Mar 2018
   

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Black Josh (24)up 21 ~ Black Josh Listen
Yung Sweg Lawd
The popular Manchester rapper returns with a brand new album, featuring some of his biggest singles to date and collaborations with Jesse James Soloman, Mikavelli, Lee Scott, and Nah Eeto, amongst others. (23 Nov)

See him live at THE WHISKEY JAR - 30th Nov 2018

   
Virgin Marys (26)up 22 ~ The Virginmarys Listen
Northern Sun Sessions

The Macclesfield rock duo return with a new album, with the artwork featuring a 3D picture and Manchester worker bee, with a pair of 3-D glasses provided to view. (16 Nov)

See them live at CLUB ACADEMY - 24th Nov 2018
   
Swing Out Sister (29)up 23 ~ Swing Out Sister Listen
Almost Persuaded (Instrumentals)

A brilliant dreamy instrumental version of the latest album from the Manchester jazz pop duo. Absolutely beautiful! (23 Nov)

 
   
Cassia (27)up 24 ~ Futurecop! Listen
Edge of the Universe

Popular Manchester electronic composer Manzur Iqbal teams up with Canadian electro-pop trio Parallels for his latest superb single. (23 Nov)

 
   
Darcie (New)up 25 ~ The Monkees Listen
Unwrap You at Christmas (Single Mix)

The first single to be taken from the 60's TV boy band's "Christmas Party" album, features all four original members including unfinished recordings from Openshaw's Davy Jones, sourced and finished off for the record. (28 Nov)

 
   

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Children of Zeus (New)up 26 ~ Children of Zeus Listen
It Won't End Well

Manchester's most soulful hip hop duo, Tyler Daley and Konny Kon team up with Detroit rapper Black Milk, for their latest single. (7 Dec)

 
   
John Mayall (New)up 27 ~ John Mayall Listen
Distant Lonesome Train

The incredible first track to be taken from the 85 year old Macclesfield Godfather of British Blues' forthcoming "Nobody Told Me" album (due February). Featuring Carolyn Wonderland on guitar, the album will also boast an impressive list of guest guitarists, including Joe Bonamassa, Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Alex Lifeson from Rush, and Larry McCray. (7 Dec)

 
   
Darcie (32)up 28 ~ Darcie Listen
How Was She?

The beautiful new single from the Lo-fi soul pop duo from Manchester. (15 Nov)

See them live at Gulliver's - 4th April 2019
   
Sleeper (New)up 29 ~ Sleeper Listen
Look At You Now

Having reformed following their split in 1998, the brilliant Manchester University formed indie legends release the first comeback single from the forthcoming "The Modern Age" album (due in March). They've not lost it!. (5 Dec)

 
   
Jah Wobble (31)up 30 ~ Jah Wobble Listen
The Butterfly Effect

The legendary Bramhall based bassist releases a collection of politically inspired tracks that originated from poems that he wrote around the time of the global financial crash of 2008, with "The Iron Lady Got Rust" tackling Thatcher's deregulation of the UK banking sector and the free market political and economic attitudes that led to the crash and subsequently to modern day austerity and Brexit.The album also features his long time Invaders Of The Heart band mates; Marc Layton-Bennett (percussion & drums), George King (keyboards), Sean Corby (trumpet & flugelhorn) and Martin Chung (guitar). (23 Nov)

See them live at GORILLA - 26th Jan 2019
   

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Whyte Horses (New)up 31 ~ Whyte Horses Listen
Next Year Will Be Mine / Coldest Night Of The Year

The brilliant Mancunian dreamy psych-pop band from Finders Keepers records boss Dom Thomas go all festive with this double A-Side Christmas single. (1 Dec)

 
   
Finley Quaye (New)up 32 ~ Finley Quaye Listen
For Each Other

Yet another baffling random release from the controversial Manchester-raised, Reddish living reggae star who seems to have fallen a long way since being crowned 1998 BRIT Awards Best Male Solo Artist. (30 Nov)

 
   
Finley Quaye (New)up 33 ~ Incisions Listen
Incisions

The debut album the Manchester political punk rockers is a collection of hard rocking 1 minute long headbangers. (7 Dec)

 
   
Dirty Vertebrae (36)up 34 ~ Dirty Vertebrae Listen
Fun Conscious
The new album from the Northwich rap/ska/grunge collective whose socially aware and positively charged music is an infusion of rapid-fire hip-hop beats, conscious raps and beautiful, soaring and uncompromising rock riffs. (30 Nov 2018)

 

   
Peter Hammill (38)up 35 ~ Peter Hammill Listen
X/Ten
A live album drawn from the Van Der Graaf Generator frontman's 2018 acoustic tour versions of material from his "From The Trees" album. (30 Nov 2018)

 

   

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Chloe Foy (New)up 36 ~ Chloe Foy Listen
In The Bleak Midwinter

A lovely festive ditty from the upcoming Manchester folk pop star who has enjoyed an incredible year, breaking into our Top 100 Manchester Artists chart, thanks to Radio 2 support and Spotify playlists. (7 Dec)

 
   
Finley Quaye (New)up 37 ~ Finley Quaye Listen
Common

Like the blank cover sleeve, we literally have now words to explain the latest cutting room floor rejection from the controversial Manchester-raised, Reddish living reggae star who seems to have fallen a long way since being crowned 1998 BRIT Awards Best Male Solo Artist. (5 Dec)

 
   
Darcie (New)up 38 ~ Darcie Listen
Litter (Mahogany Sessions)

A re-recording of the Lo-fi soul pop Mancunian duo's brilliant April release. (6 Dec)

See them live at Gulliver's - 4th April 2019
   
Disko Junkie (40)up 39 ~ Disko Junkie Listen
Testify
Yet another single from the same Stockport producer behind Discotron, Daft Funk, Weekend Players, Audio Jacker, Boogie Freaks, Martello, Serial Thrilla, Jack Le Funk, Giorgio Rodgers, Soul Power, Hype The Phunk, Phunk Rokerz, and countless other aliases on his Tasty Recordings label. (23 Nov 2018)

 

   
Audio Jacker (41)up 40 ~ Audio Jacker Listen
I Believe
This week's funky release from the same Stockport producer behind Discotron, Daft Funk, Weekend Players, Disko Junkie, Boogie Freaks, Martello, Serial Thrilla, Jack Le Funk, Giorgio Rodgers, Soul Power, Hype The Phunk, Phunk Rokerz, and countless other aliases on his Tasty Recordings label. (30 Nov 2018)

 

   

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Robbahollow (New)up 41 ~ Robbahollow Listen
Living To Die
The new single from the popular Moss Side rapper tells the story of a local drug dealer. (29 Nov 2018)

 

   
Serial Thrilla (New)up 42 ~ Serial Thrilla Listen
Waitin'
Yet another forgettable release from the same Stockport producer behind Discotron, Daft Funk, Weekend Players, Audio Jacker, Disko Junkie, Boogie Freaks, Martello, Jack Le Funk, Giorgio Rodgers, Soul Power, Hype The Phunk, Phunk Rokerz, and countless other aliases on his Tasty Recordings label. (7 Dec 2018)

 

   
Serial Thrilla (New)up 43 ~ Dámì Sule Listen
Feel Like
The new single from the Nigerian born, Manchester based poet and Chill-hop artist. (7 Dec 2018)

 

   
Witch Fever (New)up 44 ~ Witch Fever Listen
Daddy, Pt.2
The brilliant Manchester based all girl punk grunge band go to confession. (15 Nov 2018)

 

   
Cleargreen (43)down 45 ~ Cleargreen Listen
Gone
The new single from the Kearsley indie rockers. (17 Nov 2018)

See them live at THIS FEELING - NIGHT & DAY CAFE - 25th Jan 2019

   

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Zion (42)down 46 ~ Zion Listen
Alive (Live at St. Philips)
The Manchester-based church singer releases his new worship single, recorded live at St. Philips Church in Salford. (26 Nov 2018)

 

   
Shader (44)down 47 ~ Shader Listen
Silver

The new swirling guitar single from the melodic Manchester indie rockers (23 Nov)

 
   
Pleasures (45)down 48 ~ Pleasures Listen
CD/R

The new double A-side single from the young Manchester punk band. (24 Nov)

 
   
King Kartel (46)down 49 ~ King Kartel Listen
Attack Dog

More singalong rock and roll from the catchy Manchester band. (23 Nov)

See them live at THIS FEELING - NIGHT & DAY CAFE - 25th Jan 2019
   
Illerstate 50 ~ Illerstate Listen
Trippin'

The new single from the Langley Estate's three piece hip hop collective. (30 Nov)

 
   

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OTHER RELEASES IN THE UK CHARTS
Manchester artists currently in the Official UK charts
Chart includes artists from Manchester, groups formed in Manchester, bands with Mancunian lead singers or key musicians, RNCM and Chetham's alumni, and includes bands with a strong Manchester connection.
 

Russell Watson (Albums)up 22 ~ Russell Watson Listen
In Harmony

The popular Salford tenor unites with Aled Jones reached no.8 in the UK album charts (no.2 in Classical Charts) with this collection of well-loved hymns, arias, and popular songs, including “Bright Horizons”, which was specifically composed for them by Sir Karl Jenkins. The medley “Where Have All The Flowers Gone/Here’s To The Heroes”, is a timely tribute to the centenary of the end of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of the NHS. (9 Nov)

See him live at BRIDGEWATER HALL - 24th Feb 2018
   
Go Go Penguin (Jazz & Blues)up 28 ~ GoGo Penguin Listen
A Humdrum Star
The fourth album from the Manchester-based jazz trio who conjure richly atmospheric music that draws from their shared love of electronica, reached UK no,73 on its release and topped the Jazz & Blues chart. (9 Feb 2018)

 

   
Tom Walker (Singles)up 31 ~ Tom Walker Listen
Leave A Light On
Over a year after its original release, the Macclesfield singer's French chart topper and UK no.7 hit, re-enters the chart, with over 165 million Spotify streams. (13 Oct 2017)

See him live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 27th April 2019

   
Rick Astley (Albums)up 76 ~ Rick Astley Listen
Beautiful Life
The Newton-le-Willows pop icon re-enters the charts with his UK no.6 album. (20 July 2018)

See him live with TAKE THAT at MANCHESTER ARENA - 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 26th & 27th May 2019

   
Oasis (Albums)down 80 ~ Oasis Listen
What's The Story Morning Glory
The 361st week in the charts for the Gallagher brother's chart-topping second album, their most commercially successful release selling over 22 million copies so far. It includes hits "Some Might Say", "Roll with It", "Morning Glory", "Wonderwall", "Don't Look Back in Anger", and "Champagne Supernova". (2 Oct 1995)

 

   
Oasis (Albums)down 92 ~ Oasis Listen
Time Flies 1994 - 2009
The 274th week in the charts for the Gallagher brother's chart-topping "greatest hits" collection, which includes previous non-album tracks "Whatever" and "Lord Don't Slow Me Down". (14 Jun 2010)

 

   
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