Charts analysis: Rod Stewart extends run of No.1 albums to 53 years

Rod Stewart extends his span of No.1 albums to more than fifty years, with big band era covers set Swing Fever – a collaboration with Jools Holland – blazing its way to a chart-topping debut on consumption of 23,950 units (19,906 CDs, 1,783 vinyl, 123 cassettes, 1,622 digital downloads and 516 sales-equivalent streams).

Comprising 13 songs dating in vintage from 1907 to 1951, the album is 79-year-old Rod Stewart’s 12th No.1 album and 66-year-old Holland’s first. The only artists ...

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