10th Anniversary

Michael’s Number 1

Michael has topped the UK album chart with his 2003 greatest hits package ‘Number Ones’. His hit song ‘Man In The Mirror’ also topped the singles chart, making it his first number one since ‘Blood On The Dance Floor’ in April 1997.

On the album charts, as well as ‘Number Ones’ in the top spot, ‘Thriller’ is at Number 7, ‘King Of Pop’ is at Number 14, ‘Off The Wall’ is at Number 17 and ‘The Essential Michael Jackson’ is at Number 20. In total, 11 Michael Jackson or Jackson Five albums featured in the Top 200.

In the singles chart, 43 out of the Top 200 singles feature the King of Pop, with Michael’s hits accounting for all but one of the new entries in the Top 40. Here is a list of the songs to hit the chart:

  • ‘Man In The Mirror’ – #1
  • ‘Smooth Criminal’ – #11
  • ‘Billie Jean’ – #13
  • ‘Thriller’ – #17
  • ‘Beat It’ – #18
  • ‘I Want You Back’ – #19
  • ‘Black Or White’ – #27
  • ‘Dirty Diana’ – #29
  • ‘Blame It On The Boogie’ – #30
  • ‘Ben’ – #32
  • ‘Earth Song’ – #36
  • ‘You Are Not Alone’ – #37
  • ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ – #38

Michael accounted for over 300,000 record sales across singles and albums in just two days this week.

Source: BBC, The Big Top 40 Show & MJWN

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