This week sees The Greatest Showman soundtrack rack up a twentieth week at the helm of the Official Albums Chart.
Though its 20 weeks isn't consecutive, it's still a staggering feat; The Greatest Showman now matches the number of weeks spent at the top spot by Ed Sheeran's Divide - also a runaway success when it was released last March.
Just ten albums have racked up more weeks at Number 1 than Greatest Showman, three of which are soundtracks from the 1950s when the Official Albums Chart was first launched, when for its first few years it was only a Top 5 or Top 10 and mostly comprised of soundtracks.
With the Motion Picture Cast Recording still flying high at the top, there's a handful of classic albums it could overtake in the coming weeks. Two Beatles albums - With The Beatles (1963) and A Hard Day's Night (1964) - each logged 21 weeks at Number 1, while Adele's multi-million selling 21 album from 2011 achieved 23 weeks at the summit.
Still, the album has some way to go before it overtakes the longest-reigning Number 1 studio record, Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water, which notched up a staggering 33 weeks at Number 1 between 1970 - 1971.
Albums with the most weeks at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart
|SOUTH PACIFIC||ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK||115|
|THE SOUND OF MUSIC||ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK||70|
|THE KING AND I||ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK||48|
|BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER||SIMON & GARFUNKEL||33|
|PLEASE PLEASE ME||BEATLES||30|
|SGT PEPPER'S LONLEY HEARTS CLUB BAND||BEATLES||28|
|G.I BLUES (OST)||ELVIS PRESLEY||22|
|WITH THE BEATLES||BEATLES||21|
|A HARD DAY'S NIGHT||BEATLES||21|
|THE GREATEST SHOWMAN||MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING||20|
|MY FAIR LADY||ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING||19|
|SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER||ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK||18|
|BLUE HAWAII (OST)||ELVIS PRESLEY||18|
|THE SINGLES 1969-1973||CARPENTERS||17|
|…BUT SERIOUSLY||PHIL COLLINS||15|
|BROTHERS IN ARMS||DIRE STRAITS||14|
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