Meat Loaf’s Hit Songs Soar on UK Charts – Billboard
Meat Loaf fans in the UK remember the rock legend by switching to his music.
The Grammy-winning American artist’s biggest hits are skyrocketing in the UK following his death last Thursday (January 20) from undisclosed causes, aged 74.
Based on sales and streaming data from the first 48 hours of the chart cycle, the title track of Bat out of hell flies at No. 4, which would mark a new chart high if it holds its position. “Bat” was released in 1979 and has a UK best chart of No. 8, set in 1993.
The late singer’s 1993 frontman “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” is No. 7 on the First Look chart, and “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad” is on point. to enter the classification. Top 20 for the very first time at No. 15, having initially topped No. 32 in September 1978.
Meat Loaf (real name Michael Lee Aday) has had six UK Top 10 singles in his lifetime, most recently with 2006’s “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now” with Marion Raven, which peaked at No. No. 6. His last single to impact the weekly chart was 2007’s “Cry Over Me”, which peaked at #47.
Atop the First Look leaderboard is Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran’s collaboration “Peru,” which lifts 4-1.
The track recorded four weeks at No. 1 on the Official UK Afrobeats Chart and topped the all genre chart at the start of the chart week, thanks to strong CD sales, reports the OCC.
If ‘Peru’ can maintain their position, it will give Nigerian singer Fireboy DML their first UK frontman, and Sheeran’s 14th.
Finally, the current British leader, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”, a star of Disney’s Encanta, dips to No. 2, but is the market leader on flows and not out of the running.
The official UK Singles Chart is released on Friday evening local time.