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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..

UK Album Chart Highest New Entry

Doves Best of The Places Between this week scored the UK album chart’s highest new entry, coming in at number 12*.

In the Irish chart, the album came in at number 57.

More Stats:

Official album download chart: 15
Scottish Albums Chart: 13

* Not Number 11 as the BBC album chart website first reported.

Information from the official UK charts website.