Rock Albums Dominate US Charts This Week, Claim First Three Spots

artist: Misc date: 08/08/2014 category: general music news

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Rock Albums Dominate US Charts This Week, Claim First Three Spots
Classic rockers are truly rocking the charts this week, as each of the Top 3 spots on the US Billboard 200 chart got occupied by a representative of the guitar-driven community.

So off we go - Tom Petty scored his first-ever No. 1 album with "Hypnotic Eye," shipping 131,000 copies within the first week. It's worth noting that "Wildflowers" still stands out as Petty's top record in terms of first-week sales.

Further on up the road, Eric Clapton's tribute to late icon JJ Cale, "The Breeze," claimed the No. 2 spot with 61,000 units sold. Interestingly enough, Tom Petty made a guest appearance on the album, along with Willie Nelson, Mark Knopfler, Derek Trucks and more.

Rounding it all up comes "Guardians of the Galaxy" soundtrack. Granted, it's not a typical rock performer, but the record is packed with vintage rock, rightfully earning it a spot within the guitar-wailing domain. With 60,000 copies sold, the No.3 effort features such classic acts as David Bowie, 10cc, the Runaways and more.

According to a Billboard report, Theory of a Deadman round up the rock representatives of the Top 10, securing No. 8 spot thanks to 28,000 units moved by "Savages." To sum it all up, not a bad week for rock on the charts, not at all.
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