20 years ago, James were at No 1 with their album The Best of James
James is an English rock band from Manchester, which was formed in 1982 and enjoyed popularity throughout the 1990s. The band’s best-known singles include “Come Home”, “Sit Down”, “She’s a Star” and “Laid”.
The Best of James was the first of four compilation albums released by James. It spent one week at No 1 in the UK Albums Chart and achieved 3x Platinum status.
Listen to The Best of James on Spotify.
Also in at No 1 this day in music history…
- Now That’s What I Call Music 9 (playlist) by various artists (1987) – 5 weeks, Gold
- “Let It Be” by Ferry Aid (1987) – 3 weeks, Gold
- Human Touch by Bruce Springsteen (1992) – 1 week, Gold