Cliff Richard breaks all-time Official Albums Chart record with new album Music... The Air That I Breathe

The chart icon sets a new all-time record with his latest album Music... The Air That I Breathe.

Cliff Richard sets a new all-time Official Chart record this week by becomming the first artist ever to score a Top 5 album in eight consecutive decades.

The chart icon, who celebrated his 80th birthday last month, lands at Number 3 on this week's Official Albums Chart with his latest record Music… The Air That I Breathe.

In doing so, Cliff enters his eighth decade of chart success. Cliff’s first entry on the Official Albums Chart was the chart-topping Cliff by Cliff Richards And The Drifters in April 1959, it entered at Number 7 while the South Pacific soundtrack was reigning in the top spot.

Across Cliff’s career, the singer has scored a grand total of 14 Number 1 singles, and 7 UK Number 1 albums. See where all of Cliff Richards’ hit singles and albums have charted.

This week's new entry marks Sir Cliff’s 46th Top 10 album, and beats other enduring 1950s favourites including Elvis to this new chart record. 

Music.. The Air That I Breathe is also Cliff's highest charting album in ten years, since 2010's Bold As Brass; a collection of covers from the Great American Songbook. His new record features two original songs, Falling for You and PS Please.

“Looking back, I remember thinking that I wouldn’t make it to 50 and here I am at 80, and what’s even better than that is I have a new album!" Sir Cliff said. "Music… The Air That I Breathe which features, not just me, but friends I admire who duetted with me on some of the tracks. I loved recording it and hope you will enjoy listening to it."

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Deb Kuss


Bravo Cliff! Note to the writer - please spellcheck names. It is Richard, not Richards, and Richard's, not Richards' ... grammar 's gonna go away now, but any time you want help with proofreading, give me a call!


John Wilson


Seen him many times in concert, brilliant!!


Andrew Persac


I might be American, but I also admire Sir Cliff - first for his strong Christian witness & testimony, then for his charity work, and finally for his LONG continuing career in several genres of music. EIGHT DECADES of hitting the Top 10/5! Hard to fathom a streak like that; I'm sure it's a record that will NEVER be topped, in England OR America! Congrats to him for the latest smash; hope it somehow hits our charts as well....


Tony Strawson


Congratulations Sir Cliff Richard on such a truly fantastic achievement! You have now scored a top 4 position with at least one album for eight consecutive decades! By reaching this truly incredible milestone as a still-living, recording artist is confirmation that you are the greatest and rightful King Of The Official UK Charts.




Great achievement Cliff always be my Number 1




Well done Cliff!

Great achievement


thierry henon


Some singers are here to last and i am glad Sir Cliff is one of them!! Congrats to that amazing man!!




Excellent! Sir Cliff's new album is brilliant. It's always good to see real music do well in the charts instead of the usual rubbish the kids churn out.


thierry henon


Couldn't have said it any better!! Wish it could be our weekly number 1 but hey, at number 3, it is still amazing!!


Alfred Lock


He may have had numerous knocks over the years but you cannot fault his never to be equalled records he has set.


Andy Hanratty


He’s awful!


John Wilson


So are you!!!