The Sheffield lads are on the verge of an impressive chart feat
Arctic Monkeys look set to pull off an impressive chart feat this week, the likes of which hasnt been seen since the heyday of The Beatles thousands of years ago.
The Sheffield outfit released their new album Favourite Worst Nightmare on Monday, and due to the furious downloading of the Monkeys fans, the band may well have 18 songs in the top 200 in the UK Singles Chart on Sunday.
Despite only one track, Brianstorm, being currently released as a single, the other tracks off the album are being downloaded in such high volumes that theyre crashing into the chart.
This is made possible due to the changing of UK Chart rules in January, which now allow downloads to count towards the official chart.
Meanwhile, the album itself is also smashing records, looking set to be the fastest selling long-player since, erm, the last Arctics record. You'd probably have to go back to the heyday of the Beatles in the early-mid Sixties to find anything that could come close to matching this record, said HMV spokesman Gennaro Castaldo of the feat. And on the chart albums front, sales of Favourite Worst Nightmare continue to power ahead.
The album looks set to go through the 250,000 mark by the end of the week - making it the fastest selling album since the Arctic Monkeys' Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not.