Number Ones (digital download)

Ever since November 1952, when the first UK music charts were compiled, there has been a certain prestige about songs that have reached Number One. We've brought together 11 of them, from every decade since then, to form our collections of Number Ones. It ranges from the overblown pomp of Europe's "The Final Countdown" to the stripped-back simplicity of Gary Jules's cover of "Mad world" (originally by Tears for Fears). Our earliest hits are "Rock around the clock" and "Unchained melody", both from 1955, and our latest is Lewis Capaldi's emotional "Someone you loved". Some of the biggest names in pop and rock are represented too, such as Madonna, ABBA, Queen and The Beatles. It truly is a collection of great songs.

What makes this album even more special for us is that is was recorded without the choir ever being in the same room together. In the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, singers across the UK (and even into continental Europe) recorded themselves singing in their own homes, then sent those recordings in to be mixed together. We'd rehearsed together on Zoom, but without the ability to hear each other - a somewhat crazy way of working, but the best we could find in these challenging times. You'd be forgiven for thinking that this would lead to a recording that was patchy at best, but nothing could be further from the truth - the end result is polished, beautiful, and all the more special for having been put together under such difficult circumstances. Every singer on the album can be justifiably proud of what they've achieved.

For us, producing this album has been a labour of love. Receiving, processing and mixing over 3,000 individual recordings has taken countless hundreds of hours, but the end result is not just worth it - it's beyond that. We couldn't be more proud of what our singers have done, and we're thrilled to share it with you.

 

Track listing

  1. Bohemian rhapsody
  2. Dancing queen
  3. Like a prayer
  4. Mad world
  5. Rock around the clock
  6. Without you
  7. Unchained melody
  8. The final countdown
  9. (Everything I do) I do it for you
  10. Someone you loved
  11. Hey Jude

Number Ones (digital download)

£12.50Price
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