Andalucía Fails to Chart

Unsurprisingly Andalucía didn’t trouble the UK singles chart despite the best efforts of teps. With no physical release and all promotion focused on the album I don’t think anything other was expected. Here’s what the iTunes UK singles chart (where something like 95% of all single/song sales now come from) looks like..

241. There Goes the Fear – Doves
256. Andalucía – Doves
339. Black and White Town – Doves
576. Pounding – Doves

Not quite as exciting as the Bruno Brooks chart countdown I used to enjoy back in the day. What may be even more surprising, is that Radio 1 didn’t see fit to put Andalucía on any of its playlists. It seems like Doves are no longer cool for school..

Edit: To be fair, I don’t listen to Radio 1, so maybe R1 audience has changed somewhat? 6 Music has played lots of Doves of late, of course that wont be the case if the big wigs at the BBC get their way..

More Chart News

Kingdom of Rust placed 11th in the European Top 100 Albums chart. The album sold 44,978 units in the UK alone.

More chart placings:

Canada: #79
Ireland: #8

If you know of the album’s chart placing in your country let us know, so we can archive this info.

Kingdom Of Rust Album #2 In U.K. Charts

Doves’ Kingdom Of Rust album entered the official U.K. album chart at #2 yesterday, beaten only by (the tabloid-friendly) Lady Gaga’s The Fame.

To view the full U.K. album chart, click here.

Doves On Track For U.K. #1 Album

Music Week reports that the album sold a staggering 18,500 copies on its first day of release, yesterday.

Music Week

Doves flying high in sales reports

Doves look set to score another number one album this Sunday, with their new set Kingdom Of Rust (Heavenly) leading a wealth of new entries to the chart.

The Heavenly album sold around 18,500 units on its day of release yesterday, comfortably outselling nearest competitor Lady GaGa’s The Fame (Polydor), which topped the charts last week.

To read the full article, click here.