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The Top 20 rock singles and albums of 2011 revealed

17/01/2012

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By Dan Lane

Coldplay are the UK's biggest selling rock act of the last 12 months the Official Charts Company can reveal.

The London-based band have topped both the biggest selling rock singles Top 20 (with ‘Paradise’), and the biggest selling rock albums Top 20, with ‘Mylo Xyloto’. Upon its release in October, ‘Mylo Xyloto’ set a new Official Albums Chart record when it clocked up the highest first week sales of any digital album (over 83,000). It has now sold over 900,000 copies.

Coldplay also have three other tracks in the Top 20 rock singles of 2011 – ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’ (also taken from ‘Mylo Xyloto’) which is at Number 4, ‘Fix You’ (11) - from 2005’s ‘X&Y’ - narrowly misses out on the Top 10 by just 1,000 copies, and 2008’s ‘Viva La Vida’ is at 18 with over 96,000 sales to its name.

See the full Top 20s below:

The Top 20 rock singles of 2011
01 COLDPLAY - PARADISE 410,000
02 GOO GOO DOLLS - IRIS 264,000
03 BIRDY - SKINNY LOVE 259,000
04 COLDPLAY - EVERY TEARDROP IS A WATERFALL 247,000
05 NOAH & THE WHALE - L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. 242,000
06 JAMES MORRISON - I WON'T LET YOU GO 228,000
07 FOSTER THE PEOPLE - PUMPED UP KICKS 225,000
08 SNOW PATROL - CHASING CARS 128,000
09 FLORENCE & THE MACHINE - SHAKE IT OUT 127,000
10 THE CALLING - WHEREVER YOU WILL GO 125,000
11 COLDPLAY - FIX YOU 124,000
12 NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS - AKA WHAT A LIFE 115,000
13 ELBOW - ONE DAY LIKE THIS 104,000
14 NIRVANA - SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT 102,960
15 SNOW PATROL - CALLED OUT IN THE DARK 102,950
16 DAMIEN RICE - CANNONBALL 99,000
17 EVANESCENCE - BRING ME TO LIFE 98,000
18 COLDPLAY - VIVA LA VIDA 96,000
19 KINGS OF LEON - SEX ON FIRE 90,000
20 ARCTIC MONKEYS - DON'T SIT DOWN 'CAUSE I'VE MOVED YOUR 81,000

© 2012 The Official Charts Company

The Top 20 rock albums of 2011
01 COLDPLAY - MYLO XYLOTO 908,000
02 NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS - NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS 492,000
03 FLORENCE & THE MACHINE - CEREMONIALS 384,000
04 FOO FIGHTERS - WASTING LIGHT 380,000
05 MUMFORD & SONS - SIGH NO MORE 373,000
06 ELBOW - BUILD A ROCKET BOYS 327,000
07 KASABIAN - VELOCIRAPTOR 279,000
08 SNOW PATROL - FALLEN EMPIRES 269,000
09 NOAH & THE WHALE - LAST NIGHT ON EARTH 261,000
10 ARCTIC MONKEYS - SUCK IT AND SEE 223,000
11 THE VACCINES - WHAT DID YOU EXPECT FROM THE VACCINES 214,000
12 FLORENCE & THE MACHINE - LUNGS 198,000
13 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - I'M WITH YOU 178,000
14 FOO FIGHTERS - GREATEST HITS 172,000
15 BEADY EYE - DIFFERENT GEAR STILL SPEEDING 165,900
16 KINGS OF LEON - COME AROUND SUNDOWN 165,600
17 TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB - TOURIST HISTORY 156,000
18 FLEET FOXES - HELPLESSNESS BLUES 134,000
19 PJ HARVEY - LET ENGLAND SHAKE 121,000
20 KINGS OF LEON - ONLY BY THE NIGHT 120,000

© 2012 The Official Charts Company

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