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- Posted on Jul 27th 2011 9:00AM by Chris Mugan
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Winehouse is on course to have seven singles in the Top 40 come Sunday as sales rise following her untimely death last weekend. 'Back to Black' is leading the charge with a Top 5 entry, ahead of, in order, 'Rehab,' 'Tears Dry on Their Own,' 'You Know I'm No Good' and 'Valerie.'
Meanwhile, the Official Charts Company (OCC) has announced in a statement that four versions of her two albums are set to make Top 20 appearances. The original 'Back to Black' is at No. 2, currently challenging Adele's '21' for the top spot. A combined 'Frank/Back to Black' and the deluxe edition of 'Back to Black' are in the Top 10, while debut album 'Frank' is set for the Top 20.
OCC managing director Martin Talbot said, "The British public is showing just how much they loved Amy's music, with 'Back to Black' clearly their favourite single and album." Elsewhere, chart pundits at Billboard have noted that in staying at No. 1 for 18 weeks, '21' has tied with the 'Saturday Night Fever' soundtrack from 1977 as the longest-running chart topper in 40 years.
There are eight albums that have been at No. 1 longer and the only artists in that coterie are the The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Simon and Garfunkel. Two soundtracks -- 'The Sound of Music' and 'South Pacific' -- also feature, the latter with a huge 115-week run.