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Monday, January 27, 2014

'Greatest Hits' climbing the UK charts

Well this one is a bit odd, but it seems 'Greatest Hits' has re-enterd the UK album chart and is doing quite well. It re-entered at #72 a few weeks ago, and has now climbed to #37. Its highest previous position was #33 in its original release week. Anyone have any idea about this? Cure getting a lot of UK radio play suddenly? Featured in some TV shows? (Thanks Matt)

Update: The reason why it's doing so well looks to be due to Tesco selling it for 75p. (Thanks mangosteensoundcorporation)

Update (Feb. 4th, 2014): Drops to #45 this week. (Thanks Matt)

Update (Feb. 10th, 2014): Holds at #45 this week. (Thanks Aaron)

Update (Feb. 17th, 2014): Up to #43 this week. (Thanks Aaron)

Update (March 5th, 2014): Went up to #35 last week, now drops to #38 this week. (Thanks Aaron)

Update (March 10th, 2014): Drops to #41 this week. (Thanks Aaron)

30 comments:

  1. Strange.... (Day, Darlings, Girl, Attraction....)! A sort of Reawakening? A Curesque Renaissance? Cool regardless of the explanation!

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  3. It looks like Tesco were selling it for 75p. Could have something to do with it.

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    1. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/cure-greatest-hits-cd-store-75p-tesco-leicester-hamilton-1788957

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  4. Bloody Tesco's ruin everything! There was me thinking it was the start of a Cure revival!

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  5. I was in HMV a week ago and they had it for I think around £3.99 displayed at the counter, it was offered to me for half of that price because I'd spent x pounds on other items.

    Ha, now the question is: why is more than one outlet desperate to be rid of it?

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  6. has also spent 163 weeks in the charts as well

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  7. Well HMV (finally) closed their sorry Oxford Street branch earlier this month (although they opened a new one near Bond Street, go figure) and yes they were offloading most of their stocks at silly prices..may be someone bulk bough a load of GH..

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  8. well lets hope the lads are getting some $£ kickback here - not the rat-bastards who burned them on their original contract...
    although i don't guess there's much profit @ .75p (???)

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  9. oh great. splendid. yet ANOTHER thing that will perpetuate the myth that UK Curefans only listen to the singles. brilliant. just what we need.
    Robert already thinks we're morons - just bang the last nail in the coffin for us. thankyou Tesco, and thankyou fucking British press for all the damage you've done over the years - slagging off our best bands and driving them away.
    The Cure will never play here again. I may as well kill myself now.

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    1. I don't understand that sentiment. People listening to The Cure in any way, shape or form should always be celebrated. At at the bargain price of 75p no less.

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    2. Also greatest hits lead people towards studio album purchases.

      Come on, this year marks 6 years since the last album, NOTHING a new Cure listener would buy could be classed as recent in any way. If a 16 year old becomes curious about the Cure, it means they were 10 when the last album came out. Give people a break.

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    3. yeah well...
      clearly not all fans are considered equal - because if we were, The Cure would be playing in Britain a lot more often.
      I get the feeling Robert just doesn't want to play here at all.
      We have to beg him and twist his arm to get him to play here - and that's really depressing. It shouldn't be like that.
      If anything, British fans need The Cure the most - because there is so much shit music here. Especially now.
      Robert, you have no idea how much it would mean to us fans in the UK if you'd just play for us a bit more.
      In this country it feels like The Cure packed up 2 years ago. :(

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    4. LOL :) maybe Robert heard me! :)

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  10. Sorry i don't know where 2 post this??

    New song from the Cure ??posted by Eden Gallup on FB 2day!

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152178834824530&set=vb.45631044529&type=2&theater

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    1. It does have a Cure sound to it.

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    3. No. It's from Eden's band Violet Vendetta..

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  11. One can only hope as that does sound very promising.

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  12. Tomorrow I can start again
    With back to earth and carry on
    The same as I did yesterday
    Yeah I'll pick it up once more

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  13. It's been 5 years, will we ever get new Cure music???

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  14. i saw that Sainsburys had it for £3 as i work as a care support worker and was assisting a lady who is visually impaired but buys a lot of cds when she goes shopping butshe has lists of stuff she wants to buy the only one they had on her list was mike and the mechanics ( urghh) she asked what they had and i told lots of things which ( in the book we keeplists of all the stuff she has she had these
    so said they have got the worlds best bands greatest hits and this lady knows me quite well and knows i am Crazy about the Cure so she knew who i meant
    and said she would give it a try
    so greatest hits does seem to getting sold cheaply
    i also made her aware of ring of fire the legend of johny cash

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  15. it's out!!!:)
    http://www.teenagecancertrust.org/what-we-do/royal-albert-hall/2014/

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