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Rod Stewart and Jools Holland’s “Swing Fever” Takes the Top Spot on UK Official Albums Chart

by Jonathan Currinn
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The dynamic duo of Sir Rod Stewart and Jools Holland have clinched their first collaborative Number 1 album with “Swing Fever”. The album’s debut at the summit of the UK Official Albums Chart comes as a resounding achievement, outselling its closest competition by nearly 2:1.

This landmark collaboration not only marks a significant musical moment for Jools Holland but also adds another accolade to Sir Rod Stewart’s illustrious career. For Jools Holland, “Swing Fever” stands as his first chart-topping record, underscoring his multifaceted talent in the music industry as well as his lengthy broadcasting career. In contrast, for Stewart, this marks his 11th solo Number 1 album, placing him in esteemed company alongside icons such as David Bowie, Taylor Swift, and U2, all of whom also have the most UK Number 1 albums, at 11 each.

The triumph extends beyond digital platforms, as “Swing Fever” also secures the top spot on the UK Official Vinyl Albums Chart. The celebration from both artists is palpable, with Stewart expressing his surprise to the Official Charts Company by saying, “Are we happy about this, Jools? Totally unexpected!” To which, Jools Holland added, “I’m so happy, this has never happened to me before. I’m absolutely delighted, thank you so much!”

In other chart news, Scottish rock outfit The Snuts secure their third Top 5 album with “Millennials”, claiming the Number 2 position. Meanwhile, Barking-born rapper and songwriter Potter Payper achieves a third Top 5 album with “Thanks For Hating” landing at Number 5.

A notable newcomer to the Top 10 is Liverpool-formed six-piece Red Rum Club, achieving a career-best and first-time Top 10 entry with their third studio album, “Western Approaches”, debuting at Number 8.

As Olivia Rodrigo kicks off her GUTS World Tour Stateside, her former chart-topper “GUTS” experiences a resurgence, climbing a huge nine spots to secure a spot in the Top 10 this week by charting at Number 10.

Congratulations to Rod Stewart and Jools Holland on this remarkable achievement with “Swing Fever”! It’s another new album to top the UK Official Albums Chart which, week on week, has seen a new album storm the UK Charts. Can anyone stay up there for more than one week? Who’s going to be next? You can keep an eye on all chart news over at the Official Charts Company website.

Album cover for "Swing Fever" which sees both Rod Stewart and Jools Holland sitting in a bar hall with Rod Stewart raising a glass as a toast.

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