The Classic FM Chart - Sunday 10 January 2016, 5pm

Alexander Armstrong's debut album is our first No.1 of 2016.

Not content with having the Christmas No.1 and the best-selling classical album of 2015, Alexander Armstring is the first album to be at the top spot in 2016. He's still holding Bocelli's Cinema and André Rieu's Roman Holiday at bay.

There's a lot of intergalactic activity as well with three Star Wars related albums circling the Chart, and no doubt more set to enter the heady stratosphere of the Top 30 in weeks to come.

But perhaps the most surprising entry this week is the soundtrack to Disney's 1989 soundtrack to The Little Mermaid which splashes into the Chart at No. 14.

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Title & Artist
1 1 A YEAR OF SONGS, ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG
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2 2 CINEMA, ANDREA BOCELLI
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3 4 ROMAN HOLIDAY, ANDRE RIEU/JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
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4 3 STAR WARS - THE FORCE AWAKENS OST, JOHN WILLIAMS
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5 5 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL CLASSICAL, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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6 6 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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7 7 THE DARCEY BUSSELL BALLET COLLECTION, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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8 8 ELEMENTS, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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9 11 SLEEP, MAX RICHTER
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10 12 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL , LPO/PARRY
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11 14 THE LITTLE MERMAID - OST, ALAN MENKEN
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12 15 MAGIC OF THE VIOLIN, ANDRE RIEU/JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
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13 19 LATEST & GREATEST - CLASSICAL STARS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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14 13 STAR WARS TRILOGY , WILLIAMS/SKYWALKER SYMPHONY
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15 NEW RACHMANINOV/PIANO CONCERTOS 1-4, ASHKENAZY/LSO/PREVIN
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16 NEW RACHMANINOV/VESPERS, STATE ACADEMIC CH/SVESHNIKOV
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17 20 THE CHOIR - THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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18 21 LOVE IN VENICE, ANDRE RIEU/JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
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19 25 IN A TIME LAPSE, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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20 NEW BEETHOVEN/SYMPHONIES NOS 5 & 7, VIENNA PHILHARMONIC/KLEIBER
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21 24 NESSUN DORMA - THE PUCCINI ALBUM, JONAS KAUFMANN
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22 17 STAR WARS - EPISODE 4 - A NEW HOPE OST, LSO/WILLIAMS
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23 RE CLASSICAL CHILLOUT , VARIOUS ARTISTS
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24 RE SHOSTAKOVICH/SYMPHONY NO 7, RLPO/PETRENKO
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25 28 TAVERNER/MISSA CORONA SPINEA, TALLIS SCHOLARS/PHILLIPS
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26 RE 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL ARIAS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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27 NEW SHOSTAKOVICH/SYMPHONY NO 7, NEW YORK PO/MASUR
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28 NEW RACHMANINOV/VESPERS, ST PETERSBURG CC/KORNIEV
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29 22 SPECTRE - OST, THOMAS NEWMAN
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30 RE BACH/MAGNIFICAT/CHRISTMAS CANTATA 63, DUNEDIN CONSORT/BUTT
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