Paul Simon "elated to have a Number 1" with his first chart-topping studio album in 26 years

Plus, more new entries including Bugzy Malone, Tegan and Sara and Ladyhawk.

Paul Simon today adds a fifth chart-topping album to his collection as his 13th solo album Stranger To Stranger goes straight in at Number 1.

Speaking to, the legendary singer-songwriter said: "I don't know a recording artist who wouldn't be elated to have a Number 1 album. A big thank you to everyone who thought enough of the music to go out and buy it. I hope it stands up to multiple listens." 

While Paul hit the top last year with career retrospective The Ultimate Collection, this is his first Number 1 studio album in 26 years, since Rhythm Of The Saints hit the top in 1990. View  Paul Simon’s full Official Chart history.

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Drake’s latest set Views stays at 2, while Coldplay move up one place to 3 with A Head Full Of Dreams. The band kicked off their UK stadium tour in Manchester last weekend.

Beyoncé's Lemonade slides one to 4, and last week’s Number 1 The Ride by Catfish and the Bottlemen drops to 5.  

New entries and high climbers

Grime MC Bugzy Malone lands at Number 6 with his second album Facing Time, and Dexys' fifth studio album, Let The Record Show: Dexys Do Irish And Country Soul, is new at Number 10.

David Bowie's Best Of Bowie collection rises seven places to Number 13, while Ed Sheeran's x returns to the Top 20, advancing eight to 15.

Danish metal band Volbeat claim their first UK Top 40 album with Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie at 16,  and The Kills score a new Official Albums Chart personal best with their fifth record Ash & Ice (18).

An all-new album from The Monkees, Good Times! – marking the band’s 50th anniversary – is new at Number 29, Canadian siblings Tegan & Sara are at 30 with their eighth album Love You To Death, and Paul Simon's The Ultimate Collection vaults 89 places to land at Number 31.

American hardcore band Beartooth are new at 35 with Aggressive, while Bob Marley and the Wailers' classic songs collection Legend rises seven places to return to the Top 40 at 39.

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I Am A Stegosaurus


Legendary? I'll swear all you have to do to be classed as a 'legend' in music is to have been making music before the year 2000.




AWful overrated....number 1 ..gosh...people have no taste in music nowadays!!


Keith Stevens


Who are you to say he is overrated. Class act and been at the top for many years. Try listening to the album, its pretty good.


roger lewis


Yeh. His voice is so dreary. His lyrics so dated. Some of the backbeat rythms are ok,but he ruins them with his voice.