The La La Land Soundtrack Soars Into The Official Albums Chart’s Top Spot
Anyone else unable to stop singing 'Someone In The Crowd'?
La La Land’s soundtrack has soared into the top spot in the UK’s Official Album Chart, making it the first musical to reach the Number One spot since Les Miserables back in 2013.
With Whiplash director Damien Chazelle at the helm, the musical – which is as joyous and bursting with energy as it is happy to swim in melancholy – was released in the UK just over three weeks ago.
Oscar buzz abound, La La Land looks likely to sweep up a haul of Academy Awards along with its UK Number One Album title.
The film's Music Director and Executive Music Producer Marius De Vries told OfficialCharts.com:
"This is fantastic. We always knew as we were working on it that we were working on something special, but you can never anticipate whether that specialness will translate into universal - or even partial - public acceptance. On those rare occasions when it does, it's always a treat. It's a great testament to the enormous amount of hard work the entire team put in."
La La Land, a roaring throwback to classic Hollywood musicals, is a movie that almost has it all. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are at the very height of their powers. Just look at Emma Stone’s audition scene early in the film – it’s a master class in acting (made all the more startling by how the other characters on screen barely take notice of her). Director Damien Chazelle’s camerawork, from the swooping and soaring shots over the Los Angeles freeways, to its 180-degree snaps in jazz bars, is a marvel. How La La Land is only Chazelle’s third film to date beggars belief. Oh, and of course, the soundtrack is an absolute delight. La La Land is a film that, despite its willingness to throw its audience into a melancholic stupor, will have you exiting cinemas saying, “I actually feel happy.”
The Official Albums Chart Top 5:
1. La La Land – Motion Picture Cast Recording
2. Classic House – Pete Tong
3. Glory Days – Little Mix
4. x – Ed Sheeran
5. All These Countless Nights – Deaf Havana
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