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Jordan Max ~ Tales of Us


TOP 50 MANCHESTER MUSIC CHART
#Top50MCR
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 12 November 2018 ~
Tom Walker (2)up 1 ~ Tom Walker Listen
Walk Alone

A brilliant 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), clings onto its UK chart position at no.100 (dropping from no.80), with over 4 million Spotify streams. (26 Oct)

See him live: MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 27th April 2018
   
Barry Adamson (4)up 2 ~ Barry Adamson Listen
Memento Mori (Anthology 1978-2018)
The incredible best of compilation from the former Magazine and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds bassist, film composer and one of Manchester's true legends. (26 Oct)

See him live: RNCM - 29th Oct 2018

   
Geko (5)up 3 ~ Geko Listen
Will Smith

The Manchester rapper briefly entered the UK charts at no.100 with his latest single, teaming up with London rapper Not3s. (25 Oct)

 
   
Richard Ashcroft (7)up 4 ~ The Ting Tings Listen
The Black Light

Katie and Jules return with their fourth album, a marked change in direction from their previous releases. (26 Oct)

 
   
Morrissey (14)up 5 ~ Morrissey Listen
Back on the Chain Gang
The once loved Manchester legend releases a cover of The Pretenders 1982 hit, taken from his forthcoming vinyl deluxe edition of "Low in High School" (Due December 7th). (2 Nov 2018)

 

   

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Ian Brown (10)up 6 ~ Ian Brown Listen
First World Problems

Yes!!! King Monkey returns with a new single heralding his first solo album in ten years, "Ripples", due in March 2019 (25 Oct)

 
   
David Gray (12)up 7 ~ David Gray Listen
The Sapling

Altrincham's finest returns with the first single from his forthcoming album "Gold In A Brass Age", his first in four years, with a world tour announced this week. (2 Nov)

See him live at BRIDGEWATER HALL - 22 Mar 2019
   
Johnny Marr (New)up 8 ~ Johnny Marr Listen
Spiral Cities

The Smiths legend releases the brilliant UK no.7 "Call The Comet" album track as a single, with new track "Spectral Eyes" as a B-side. (9 Nov)

See him live at MANCHESTER APOLLO - 18th November 2018
   
Mammal Hands (13)up 9 ~ Mammal Hands Listen
Becoming
The beautiful three track EP from the incredible Norwich and Manchester based jazz trio, signed to Matthew Halsall's influential Manchester based Gondwana Records. (2 Nov 2018)

See them live at THE RNCM - 8 Nov 2019

   
Jordan Max (New)up 10 ~ Jordan Max Listen
Tales Of Us
The incredible new album from the hotly-tipped Oldham vocalist, featuring singles "War" and "Me Mary, and My Guitar". blending rock, soul, RnB and Hip Hop in a similar way to Finley Quaye, Shotty Horroh, JP Cooper, or Rag'n'Bone Man. Remember his name; this is an artist going places. (9 Nov 2018)

 

   

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Riton (15)up 11 ~ Riton Listen
Bad Boy

Taken from an extended version of his "Foreign Oro" album, the new single from Geordie DJ Henry Smithson - who started his career in Manchester with Mark Rae's Grand Central label in 2000 whilst working at the Fat City Records shop - sees him team up once more with London's Kah-Lo. (26 Oct)

 
   
Manchester Camerata (21)up 12 ~ Manchester Camerata Listen
Mozart - Piano Concertos, Volume 3
The third album of Mozart's piano concertos from the Manchester orchestra with French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. (2 Nov 2018)

 

   
Just Banco (New)up 13 ~ Just Banco Listen
Chun Li
New single from the popular Mancunian artist whose new collective blend of R&B, Grime & Rap is being dubbed "Trapan". (30 Oct 2018)

 

   
Planningtorock (New)up 14 ~ Planningtorock Listen
Powerhouse

The diverse new album from Berlin-based "Let's Talk About Gender Baby" Boltonian left-field queer dance producer and vocalist, Jam Rostrom includes a brilliant tale of a dance fan in a small Manchester house. (9 Nov)

 
   
Rick Astley (16)up 15 ~ Rick Astley Listen
Try (Orchestral Version)
The Newton-le-Willows pop icon proves he has still got it, releasing a powerful orchestral version of his single from July's UK no.6 "Beautiful Life" album ahead of his Manchester Arena gig. (26 Oct 2018)

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

   

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BBC Philharmonic (New)up 16 ~ BBC Philharmonic Listen
Copland: Orchestral Works 4 - Symphonies
Entering the UK Classical Chart at no.40, the fourth volume in the highly acclaimed Copland series from John Wilson and the Salford Quays orchestra opens with the resoundingly successful "Symphony No. 3" (1944-46). . This lesser-recorded original version comes complete with the twelve bars which Bernstein later suggested cutting from the fourth movement. (2 Nov 2018)

 

   
Sweet Female Attitude (19)up 17 ~ Sweet Female Attitude Listen
Vibez EP
Leanne Brown's Manchester garage act release an eight track EP of recent recordings. (31 Oct)

See them live at GORILLA - 18th Nov 2018

   
Halle (27)up 18 ~ Hallé Listen
Elgar - The of Youth Suites
The latest release in the Manchester orchestra's award winning Elgar Edition enters the UK Classical charts at no.25 and features works which reveal aspects of him as both man and composer, reflecting his nostalgic strain and his gift for memorable, melodic invention (2 Nov 2018)

 

   
Bipolar Sunshine (24)up 19 ~ Rabbithole Listen
Fighting For...
The eighth single from Chorlton's Adio Marchant's brand new project, featuring Manchester musicians Simeon MacLean, Daniel Abram, and David Walker. (2 Nov 2018)

 

   
mason Maynard (41)up 20 ~ Mason Maynard Listen
Touch Me EP
The hotly tipped young Manchester DJ, teams up with London knob turner Eli Brownfor this new EP (2 Nov 2018)

 

   

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Russell Watson (New)up 21 ~ Russell Watson Listen
In Harmony

The popular Salford tenor unites with Aled Jones for this album of well-loved hymns, arias, and popular songs, including “Bright Horizons”, which was specifically written for them by composer Sir Karl Jenkins. The medley “Where Have All The Flowers Gone/Here’s To The Heroes”, is a timely tribute celebrating 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
   
Rick Astley (New)up 22 ~ Rick Astley Listen
She Makes Me (3 Wheel Mix)
The Newton-le-Willows pop icon releases a new single version of the UK no.6 "Beautiful Life" album track, with additional backing vocals. (9 Nov 2018)

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

   
Bipolar Sunshine (New)up 23 ~ Rabbithole Listen
Thorn In Your Side
The ninth single from Chorlton's Adio Marchant's brand new project, featuring Manchester musicians Simeon MacLean, Daniel Abram, and David Walker. (9 Nov 2018)

 

   
Ten (New)up 24 ~ Ten Listen
Illumanti
Dust off your air guitars as the brilliant melodic Manchester hard rockers return with a new album, one of the hallmarks of their 22 years career, where fans will easily spot all the trademark textures and flavours they have come to expect, with stunning guitar work over a rich keyboard, bass, and drum tapestry with Gary Hughes' rich vocals once again bringing the nuances of the intricate lyrics to life. (9 Nov 2018)

 

   
Slow Readers Club (32)up 25 ~ The Slow Reader's Club Listen
On The TV (Radio Edit)
A single release for the political statement from the Manchester band's brilliant UK no.18 "Build A Tower" album. (2 Nov 2018)

See them live at MANCHESTER APOLLO - 14th Dec 2018

   

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Jordan Allen (33)up 26 ~ Jordan Allen Listen
Naked
The latest catchy single from the hotly-tipped Bolton indie kids. (2 Nov)

 

   
The Wedding Present (New)up 27 ~ The Wedding Present Listen
Huw Stephens Session

Middleton vocalist David Gedge's indie rock band release four classic covers recorded for ‘One Music with Huw Stephens’ in July 2006, including Take That's "Back For Good" as you've never heard it before. (9 Nov)

 
   
Argh Kid (New)up 28 ~ Argh Kid Listen
Frank
A catchy new track about poverty from the Mancunian spoken word artist David Scott. (26 Oct 2018)

 

   
Robbahollow (New)up 29 ~ Robbahollow Listen
#RNS
The debut single from the Moss Side rapper. (28 Oct 2018)

 

   
Krystal Klear (New)up 30 ~ Krystal Klear Listen
Neutron Dance (Remixes)

Three totally different new remixes from Leeds DJ Paul Woolford, mysterious Venetian producer Fango, and Zurich based Irishman Mano le Tough, alongside Frankfurt DJ Gerd Janson's previous remix of the April single from Irish House DJ Declan Lennon - who emerged through the Manchester club scene with longstanding residences at Warehouse Project and Hoya:Hoya. (9 Nov 2018)

   

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BBMak

(New)up 31 ~ BBMak Listen

Back Here (Acoustic)
Guess who's "Back Here"? Yep, the Liverpool-formed trio fronted by Mancunian Mark Barry, who is now a fitness instructor in Bolton, have reformed for an American tour and recorded an acoustic version of their 1999 smash hit. (9 Nov)

 

   
Corella

(New)up 32 ~ Corella Listen

Island
The absolutely brilliant new single from the hotly tipped Manchester rockers. This is a band to keep an eye on! (9 Nov)

 

   
Robbahollow (New)up 33 ~ Robbahollow Listen
2 Much Sauce
Another new single from the Moss Side rapper. (28 Oct 2018)

 

   
Halle (New)up 34 ~ Hallé Listen
Andre Navarra: 10 CD Box Set
This incredible box set of one of the greatest French cellists of all time, includes a rare recording of his concert performing "Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor" with Sir John Barbirolli and the Hallé in 1962 at the Free Trade Hall, which they perform as two accomplices. (19 Oct 2018)

 

   
Halle (New)up 35 ~ Hallé Listen
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
Entering the UK Classical Chart at no.17, the legendary Manchester orchestra provide the backing for 20-year old American pianist, Eric Lu, winner and Dame Fanny Waterman Gold Medallist at the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition 2018 as he performs Beethoven's "Piano Concerto No. 4". (2 Nov 2018)

 

   

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Georgie Fame (43)up 36 ~ Georgie Fame Listen
Getaway
A six track live recording (bootleg?) of the legendary Leigh jazz legend presented by Tony Blackburn (2 Nov 2018)

 

   
5&Dime (44)up 37 ~ 5&Dime Listen
If You've Ever Loved
A release of the original longer mix of the 2014 single from Lee Monteverde's dance act, featuring the soulful vocals of Kiara Redford. (31 Oct 2018)

 

   
Daft Funk (45)up 38 ~ Daft Funk Listen
Gimme Ur Lovin'
The new soul single from the same Stockport producer behind Discotron, Weekend Players, Disko Junkie, 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. (2 Nov 2018)

 

   
Humanoid (New)up 39 ~ Humanoid Listen
30303 EP
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the chart-topping "Stakker Humanoid", the first acid house track to enter the UK Top 20, Brian Dougans, who would later change the duo's name to The Future Sound of London, has reworked the original classic with two B-side tracks from his days as an electronics student at Manchester University. (1 Nov 2018)

 

   
Blind Mic (New)up 40 ~ Blind Mic Listen
Meant Well
Another great track from the Mancunian multi-instrumentalist's forthcoming Zed Bias produced "Love & Retribution" jazz project. (2 Nov 2018)

 

   

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Prima (47)up 41 ~ Prima Listen
Drip
The new single from the Mancunian bass music singer. (31 Oct2018)

 

   
Ravellas (New)up 42 ~ Ravellas Listen
Polyfil
Another stonking guitar heavy single from Wigan's up tempo indie rockers. (2 Nov 2018)

 

   
Bauer (New)up 43 ~ Bauer Listen
Bully Boy
The new charity single from the Mancunian alt-synth group, sees them rework Shed Seven's 1996 hit in aid of MIND. (23 Oct 2018)

 

   
Delights (New)up 44 ~ Delights Listen
Sun Visor

Two new tracks from the jingly guitared Madchester influenced young Manchester indie rockers. (9 Nov)

See them live at Off The Record Festival - 15th Nov 2018
   
Two4Kay (New)up 45 ~ Two4Kay Listen
Live Life Long Life
New single from the Moss Side vocalist. (16 Oct 2018)

 

   

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Soul Power (New)up 46 ~ Soul Power Listen
See It Through My Eyes
The same Stockport producer behind Discotron, Daft Funk, Weekend Players, Disko Junkie, Audio Jacker, Boogie Freaks, Martello, Serial Thrilla, Jack Le Funk, Giorgio Rodgers, Hype The Phunk, Phunk Rokerz, and countless other aliases on his Tasty Recordings label releases another track for his many compilation albums (9 Nov 2018)

 

   
Afghan Sand Gang (New)up 47 ~ Afghan Sand Gang Listen
Glistener
Two new tracks from the Mossley electronic shoegaze trio. (2 Nov 2018)

 

   
Proletariat (New)up 48 ~ Proletariat Listen
Derogatory
The new single from the Manchester four piece who bridge the gap between the city's punk and indie influences. (9 Nov 2018)

See them live at Night & Day Cafe - 15th Dec 2018

   
48 Chairs (50)up 49 ~ 48 Chairs Listen
70% Paranoid
The vinyl and digital reissue of the 1982 album from John Scott's manic Mancunian punk jazz band, includes the bonus track "Tootsies", and the single "Snap It Around", which was chosen by Frank Zappa as one of his all time Top 20 hits for the BBC. (2 Nov 2018)

 

   
Nadette (New)up 50 ~ Nadette Listen
Pick Up The Phone (Remix)
Soulful Stockport vocalist Nadette Spiteri releases her latest single, featuring Riddle and MP Kapo. (9 Nov 2018)

 

   

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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.
 

Oasis (Albums)down 46 ~ Oasis Listen
Time Flies 1994 - 2009
The 270th 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)

 

   
Tom Walker (Singles)up 50 ~ 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 2018

   
Kathryn Stott (Classical)down 50 ~ Kathryn Stott Listen
Songs From The Arc of Life

The 2015 album from Yo Yo Ma and the Nelson born, Manchester living Chethams School Of Music and RNCM piano teacher, re-enters the UK classical charts, after originally reaching no.7 in 2015. (18 Sep 2015)

 
   
Oasis (Albums)up 64 ~ Oasis Listen
What's The Story Morning Glory
The 357th 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)

 

   
Ariana Grande (Singles) up 74 ~ Ariana Grande Listen
No Tears Left To Cry
Top of the charts with her new single "Thank U Next", the honorary citizen of Manchester releases her first work since the Manchester Arena attack with a track that pays more than a nod to that fateful night, including a "Manchester" worker bee in the video to match her new tattoo. Reaching number 2 in the UK, it topped the charts in Australia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Malaysia, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore, and Slovakia. Her UK no.1 album "Sweetener" climbs to no.10, "Dangerous Woman" re-enters at no.58, "My Everything " no.65, and her other singles "Breathin" are at no.48, and "God Is A Woman", no.76. (20 April 2018)

 

   
Rick Astley (Albums)down 82 ~ 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

   
Bugzy Malone (Albums)down 89 ~ Bugzy Malone Listen
B. Inspired

The debut album from Manchester's leading grime hitman entered the UK charted at no.6 and features fellow Mancunians JP Cooper and Laura White, as well as Rag'n'Bone Man, Not3s, and Maverick Sabre. (17 August)

See him live at MAYFIELD DEPOT - 8th & 9th Nov 2018
   
Richard Ashcroft (Albums)down 91 ~ Richard Ashcroft Listen
Natural Rebel

The brand new album from the former Verve frontman and Wigan legend went straight into the UK charts at no.4, before plummeting to no.91 this week. (19 Oct)

See him live at MANCHESTER ALBERT HALL - 23rd Dec 2018
   
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