Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Beach Boys Chart at #3

According to Billboard Biz:

  • The Beach Boys notch their highest-charting album since 1974 as That's Why God Made the Radio debuts with 61,000. It's the group's highest debut ever and best rank since 1974's Endless Summer greatest-hits set hit No. 1. In terms of studio albums, That's Why God Made the Radio is its highest-ranked since 1965's Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) reached No. 2. That's Why God Made the Radio is the group's 14th top 10 album overall and first since 1976's Big Ones (No. 8).
The Beach Boys Set For Highest Charting Album in 37 Years That's Why God Made the Radio is the band's 29th studio album and was released as part of the group's 50th anniversary celebration. Its 61,000 sales start also includes nearly 20,000 copies that were pre-ordered during the band's concert appearance on the QVC shopping network on May 16.

When you think about The Beach Boys albums that have had an enormous impact on people such as Pet Sounds and you realize  the small number of charting albums they've had, it doesn't seem to make sense. If you looked at the total sales over the life of the albums, it might fit the picture better. 

The Beach Boys are set to play Good Morning America on Friday.

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