Les Misérables Tops UK Chart

A week after reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart in the US, the Les Misérables soundtrack has become the first cast recording in 16 years to hit No. 1 on the Official UK Albums chart. The previous film musical to reach the top of the UK charts was Evita in 1997. Last month, Les Misérables also reached No. 1 on the Official Charts Company’s soundtracks chart. In addition to its soundtrack album’s success, the film’s single “I Dreamed a Dream,” sung by Anne Hathaway as Fantine, has climbed to No. 22 in its second week on the UK’s singles chart. That is the highest position for the song, which has appeared on the British singles chart in previous versions from the cast of Glee featuring Idina Menzel (#36 in 2010), Susan Boyle (#37 in 2009), and the original London Fantine, Patti LuPone (#45 in 2009).

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One Response to Les Misérables Tops UK Chart

  1. Ryan says:

    Further proof that you can inexplicably put star actors who are bad singers in a movie musical, slap them on a soundtrack recording, and STILL have a hit on both sides of the Atlantic. God bless Capitalism!

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