Paul’s new record
Records are set all the time in the recording industry. Some of the records from the early days have been broken by new artists and groups – and this is also the case with records set by The Beatles. We have seen them fall, one after another. In 2018, Drake broke the record The Beatles set in 1964 when they had the five top songs on the Billboard Top 100 list.
Recently a new and curious record was set. We are still talking about the U.S. recording industry magazine Billboard and their lists, this time the album list. Paul McCartney is the first artist to have a new album reach at least the top 2 on the Billboard Album Chart in each of the last 6 decades. Some of the albums involved also held the top spot.
We have been looking at the placings and figured that these are the albums involved in the record:
2020s: McCartney III (No. 2 in 2021)
2010s: Egypt Station (No. 1 in 2018)
2000s: Wingspan: Hits And History (No. 2 in 2001)
1990s: Flaming Pie (No. 2 in 1997)
1980s: Tug Of War (No. 1 in 1982
1970s: McCartney (No 1 in 1970)
In the seventies, there were albums by Paul and Linda (“Ram”) and Wings which reached no. 2 as well as no. 1 , but this is a Paul solo record. “Wingspan: Hits and History” collect songs by both Wings and Paul solo.
.@PaulMcCartney is the first act to have a new album reach the top two on the Billboard 200 in each of the last six decades.
— chart data (@chartdata) December 27, 2020