The Official Charts Company today (January 17th) published their 2011 year-end rock charts, with London-based Coldplay topping both the singles and albums sales listings.
Coldplay’s fifth album Mylo Xyloto was the best-selling rock album of last year, selling a total of 908,000 copies since its release in October — over 400,000 more than Noel Gallagher’s debut album at second place. The group’s number-one single ‘Paradise’, which became the UK’s first 2012 chart-topper on January 1st, shifted 410,000 units to take the accolade of best-selling rock single of 2011.
Following on from Mylo Xyloto and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Florence and the Machine, Foo Fighters and Mumford and Sons round out the top five rock albums of the year, with Goo Goo Dolls, Birdy and Noah and the Whale occupying top-five spots in the singles chart; Coldplay’s ‘Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall’ is at number four. Previous hits by the band ‘Fix You’ and ‘Viva la Vida’ have also made the top 20, along with Nirvana’s Christmas number-one hopeful ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ at number 14.
The full lists can be read on the Official Charts Company website here.