Classic FM Chart of the year 2016: Aled Jones takes no.1 and no.2 spots

1 January 2017, 18:55

Aled Jones One Voice

Classic FM presenters have taken the top three positions in the list of best-selling classical albums of 2016, with Aled Jones at 1 and 2 and Alexander Armstrong at no.3.

Aled Jones took the no.1 spot with his innovative album, One Voice, in which he duetted with his younger self on a series of popular folk songs. The no.2 chart spot was occupied by a seasonal take on the idea, One Voice at Christmas.

Fellow broadcaster and Classic FM presenter Alexander Armstrong took the third spot with A Year of Songs.

Elsewhere in the chart, John Williams's soundtrack for the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, came in at no.4 and Classic FM's Album of the Year, Lost Songs of St Kilda, charted at 21.

Classic FM Chart of the Year 2016

Position Title & Artist
1 - ONE VOICE, ALED JONES
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2 - ONE VOICE AT CHRISTMAS, ALED JONES
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3 - A YEAR OF SONGS, ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG
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4 - CINEMA, ANDREA BOCELLI
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5 - STAR WARS - THE FORCE AWAKENS OST, JOHN WILLIAMS
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6 - CELEBRATION, KATHERINE JENKINS
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7 - BELIEVE - SONGS OF INSPIRATION, RICHARD & ADAM
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8 - THE CLASSICAL ALBUM, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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9 - HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
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10 - MAGIC OF THE WALTZ, ANDRE RIEU
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11 - ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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12 - BILL TURNBULL'S RELAXING CLASSICS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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13 - ROMAN HOLIDAY, ANDRE RIEU & JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
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14 - CLASSIC FM - A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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15 - BRUNO TONIOLI: AN ITALIAN ROMANCE, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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16 - A GREAT BRITISH CHRISTMAS, GARETH MALONE
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17 - THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL, LPO/PARRY
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18 - ELEMENTS, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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19 - STAR WARS - EPISODE 4 - A NEW HOPE - OST, LSO/WILLIAMS
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20 - LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS - THE ULTIMATE, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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21 - THE LOST SONGS OF ST KILDA, MORRISON/SFO/MACMILLAN
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22 - BATMAN V SUPERMAN - DAWN OF JUSTICE - OST, LSO/WILLIAMS
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23 - VIVA OLYMPIA, ANDRE RIEU & JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
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24 - 100 HITS - RELAXING CLASSICS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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25 - FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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26 - BEST OF CHRISTMAS, ANDRE RIEU & JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
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27 - CANTATA MEMORIA - FOR THE CHILDREN, KARL JENKINS
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28 - DECEMBER LIGHTS, ANDRE RIEU
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29 - NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL CLASSICAL, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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30 - SLEEP, MAX RICHTER
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31 - GAME OF THRONES - SEASON 6 - OST, RAMIN DJAWADI
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32 - PART/TALLIS/BYRD/THE DEER'S CRY, SIXTEEN/CHRISTOPHERS
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33 - IN A TIME LAPSE, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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34 - BELIEVE, JONATHAN ANTOINE
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35 - STAR WARS - EPISODE 5 - THE EMPIRE,
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36 - THE MUSICAL ZODIAC, NATIONAL SO/WISEMAN
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37 - CAROLS FROM KING'S COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE, KING'S COLLEGE CHOIR/WILLCOCKS
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38 - 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL ARIAS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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39 - MORRICONE 60, ENNIO MORRICONE
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40 - STAR WARS TRILOGY, WILLIAMS/SKYWALKER SYMPHONY
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