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NOW’s Now 51 debuts with 95k, making it a close second, while Republic’s Godsmack comes in third with 55k.

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Comps Are Compelling as Guardians of the Galaxy ST, Now 51 Own This Week's Chart

Hollywood’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1, the OST to the blockbuster Disney/Marvel flick, hits #1 on the HITS Building Albums Sales Chart, bringing in 103k in its third week (+81%).

 

The soundtrack is packed with classic-rock and retro-pop gems, including The Runaways’ “Cherry Bomb,” Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling” and the Five Stairsteps’ “O-O-H Child.” It’s basically our drunken karaoke dream come true.

By the way, the film is currently the #2 movie at the box office with $41.5m in its second week (around $176m to date).

 

NOW’s Now 51 debuts with 95k, making it a close second, while Republic’s Godsmack comes in third with 55k.

Also earning Top 10 bows are Loma Vista/Concord’s Spoon (#4, 36k) and Island’s The Vamps (#10, 20k).

 

Capitol’s 5 Seconds of Summer proves that there’s no end in sight for this heat wave, as they grab the #5 slot with just under 36k in their third week.

 

Speaking of hot, Disney’s other smash motion-picture soundtrack, Frozen (#6), comes in with an additional 32k in its 37th week (-4%). Frozen daiquiris are on Ken Bunt.

 

Capitol’s Sam Smith has pitched a tent in the Top 10, coming in at #7 this time with a respectable 27k.

Classic rock fills in the Top 10 with last week’s #1 from Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersHypnotic Eye (#7, 32k, -74%), via Reprise, and Eric Clapton’s J.J. Cale tribute (#9, 26k, -56%), via Bushbranch/Surfdog.

Also notable, Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party rocketed up 39% with 16k at #13, powered by last week’s CMA Music Festival.

For all the stats on the Top 50 selling albums this week, click here.

Streeting at presstime are albums from Gaslight Anthem (Island) and American Idol winner Caleb Johnson (19/Interscope).

If you look into the horizon, Ariana Grande’s highly anticipated My Everything (Republic) is just around the corner. It streets 8/25, the day after she performs her current single, “Break Free” f/Zedd, and “Bang Bang” with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj on the 2014 MTV VMAs.


In other news, Blue Swede never answered our fan letter from 1974.

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