Song artist 560 - Mike Oldfield

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Mike Oldfield Chart Profile

This page lists the song chart entries of Mike Oldfield.A list of the hit albums by Mike Oldfield is also available. The songs are listed with the most widely successful first.

Started with various groups like Sallyangie (with his sister Sally Oldfield), Barefoot and The Whole World before coming up with a solo project. His concept was rejected by a succession of record companies before the newly formed Virgin label picked it up. "Tubular Bells" was such a success that the label's founder (Richard Branson) used the proceeds to fund other things. He employed a variety of vocalists, from Vivian Stanshall (of The Bonzo Dog Band) for "Tubular Bells", Roger Chapman (of Family) for "Shadow On The Wall" and Jon Anderson and Bonnie Tyler for "Island".

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Mike Oldfield Moonlight Shadow 1983 Sweden (alt) 1 - Aug 1983 (22 weeks), Austria 1 - Jul 1983 (8 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jul 1983 (17 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 1983 (16 weeks), Poland 1 - Jun 1983 (23 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jul 1983 (11 weeks), Italy 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1983, Eire 1 for 1 week - Jul 1983, Europe 1 for 8 weeks - Jul 1983, Spain 1 for 1 week - Jul 1983, Holland 2 - Jun 1983 (12 weeks), Switzerland 2 of 1983, Germany 2 - Jun 1983 (5 months), UK 4 - May 1983 (19 weeks), France (SNEP) 4 - Sep 1983 (3 months), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1983), Italy 6 of 1983, Springbok 7 - Sep 1983 (15 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 58 of the 1980s (peak 3, 38 weeks, 700k sales estimated, 1983), Germany 66 of the 1980s (peak 2 19 weeks), Europe 91 of the 1980s (1983), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1983), RYM 19 of 1983
2 Mike Oldfield Mike Oldfield's single (Theme From 'Tubular Bells') 1974 France 2 - May 1974 (5 weeks), Record World 5 - 1974, US Billboard 7 - Feb 1974 (16 weeks), Australia Goset 15 - Jun 1974 (12 weeks), UK 31 - Jul 1974 (6 weeks), Poland 39 - May 2003 (7 weeks), US CashBox 76 of 1974, US BB 79 of 1974, Scrobulate 84 of new age, WABC NY 89 of 1974, DDD 92 of 1973, US Radio 95 of 1974 (peak 7 6 weeks), Acclaimed 2451 (1973), RYM 22 of 1974
3 Mike Oldfield To France 1984 Holland 3 - Jun 1984 (10 weeks), Belgium 3 - Jul 1984 (10 weeks), France 5 - Jul 1984 (2 weeks), Germany 6 - Jul 1984 (3 months), Switzerland 7 - Jul 1984 (11 weeks), Austria 9 - Oct 1984 (1 week), France (SNEP) 13 - Oct 1984 (1 month), Poland 16 - Jul 1984 (7 weeks), Sweden 17 - Sep 1984 (1 week), UK 48 - Jul 1984 (7 weeks), Italy 56 of 1984, Germany 375 of the 1980s (peak 6 11 weeks), RYM 71 of 1984
4 Mike Oldfield Shadow On The Wall 1983 Austria 2 - Dec 1983 (4 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Oct 1983 (13 weeks), France 5 - Oct 1983 (1 week), Belgium 5 - Dec 1983 (5 weeks), Germany 5 - Jan 1984 (4 months), Holland 10 - Nov 1983 (7 weeks), UK 95 - Sep 1983 (2 weeks), Germany 202 of the 1980s (peak 3 14 weeks)
5 Mike Oldfield In Dulce Jubilo 1975 Holland 3 - Apr 1976 (7 weeks), Belgium 3 - May 1976 (7 weeks), UK 4 - Dec 1975 (10 weeks), Scrobulate 43 of christmas, RYM 27 of 1975
6 Mike Oldfield Five Miles Out 1982 Poland 1 - Jun 1982 (14 weeks), UK 43 - Mar 1982 (5 weeks), Scrobulate 45 of progressive, RYM 196 of 1982
7 Mike Oldfield Hibernaculum 1994 France 8 - Mar 1995 (1 week), Poland 12 - Dec 1994 (14 weeks), UK 47 - Dec 1994 (3 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 62 - Jan 1995 (4 weeks)
8 Mike Oldfield Pictures In The Dark 1986 Austria 4 - Mar 1986 (3 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Jan 1986 (11 weeks), Germany 5 - Jan 1986 (3 months), UK 50 - Dec 1985 (7 weeks), Germany 381 of the 1980s (peak 4 10 weeks)
9 Mike Oldfield Crime Of Passion 1984 Sweden (alt) 10 - Feb 1984 (6 weeks), Switzerland 17 - Jan 1984 (6 weeks), Germany 22 - Jan 1984 (2 months), Poland 39 - Feb 1984 (3 weeks), UK 61 - Jan 1984 (4 weeks), Italy 70 of 1984
10 Mike Oldfield Let There Be Light 1995 France 1 - Jul 1995 (4 weeks), UK 51 - Sep 1995 (1 week)
11 Mike Oldfield Sentinel 1992 UK 10 - Oct 1992 (6 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 37 - Sep 1992 (7 weeks)
12 Mike Oldfield Portsmouth 1976 UK 3 - Nov 1976 (12 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1977), RYM 67 of 1976
13 Mike Oldfield Family Man 1982 France 2 - Jul 1982 (3 weeks), UK 45 - Jun 1982 (6 weeks)
14 Mike Oldfield Earth Moving 1989 Japan (Tokyo) 75 - Aug 1989 (1 week), UK 93 - Jul 1989 (2 weeks)
15 Mike Oldfield On Horseback 1975 UK 4 - Dec 1975 (10 weeks), RYM 27 of 1975
16 Mike Oldfield Woman Of Ireland 1996 Poland 21 - Nov 1996 (10 weeks), UK 70 - Nov 1997 (1 week)
17 Mike Oldfield Guilty 1979 France 4 - Jun 1979 (2 weeks), UK 22 - Apr 1979 (8 weeks)
18 Mike Oldfield Shine 1986 Poland 13 - Jul 1986 (12 weeks), UK 100 - May 1986 (2 weeks)
19 Mike Oldfield Holy 1989 Japan (Tokyo) 57 - Sep 1989 (2 weeks)
20 Mike Oldfield The Bell (MC Viv Stanshall) 1993 UK 50 - Apr 1993 (2 weeks)
21 Mike Oldfield Moonlight Shadow (1993) 1993 UK 52 - Oct 1993 (2 weeks)
22 Mike Oldfield Tattoo 1992 UK 33 - Dec 1992 (5 weeks)
23 Mike Oldfield Far Above The Clouds 1999 UK 53 - Apr 1999 (1 week)
24 Mike Oldfield Arrival 1981 Austria 15 - Jan 1981 (4 weeks)
25 Mike Oldfield Trick of the Light 1984 UK 91 - Sep 1984 (1 week)
26 Mike Oldfield Take Four (EP) 1978 UK 72 - Dec 1978 (3 weeks)
27 Mike Oldfield To Be Free 2002 Poland 12 - May 2002 (15 weeks)
28 Mike Oldfield Blue Peter 1979 UK 19 - Dec 1979 (9 weeks)
29 Mike Oldfield Be Free 2002 Austria 25 - Jun 2002 (1 week)
30 Mike Oldfield Foreign Affair 1983 France 9 - Jun 1983 (1 week)
31 Mike Oldfield Pacha Mama 1999 Poland 19 - Dec 1999 (6 weeks)
32 Mike Oldfield Man In The Rain 1998 Poland 26 - Sep 1998 (10 weeks)
33 Mike Oldfield Innocent 1989 Germany 8 - Aug 1989 (3 months)
34 Mike Oldfield The Millenium Bell 2000 Poland 31 - Feb 2000 (6 weeks)
35 Mike Oldfield Etiuda 1984 Poland 20 - Dec 1984 (6 weeks)
36 Mike Oldfield Rite of Man 1983 RYM 19 of 1983
37 Mike Oldfield In the Pool 1984 RYM 71 of 1984
38 Mike Oldfield Punkadiddle 1982 RYM 196 of 1982
39 Mike Oldfield Argiers 1976 RYM 67 of 1976
40 Mike Oldfield Only Time Will Tell unknown Scrobulate 83 of new age

In addition to the above listed songs Mike Oldfield also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Mike Oldfield & Bonnie Tyler Islands 1987 Switzerland 22 - Oct 1987 (4 weeks), UK 100 - Sep 1987 (1 week)

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20 Jun 2009

Well, I have the records at home. Some international pressings can be read as joint efforts. But the official Mike Oldfield discography credits them to Mike Oldfield alone. Most important thing is that Moonlight Shadow got the points it deserved in the top 100 of 1983.

As you are obviously aware the listing on any one record is only a guide to the artist we assign a song to. Many records have different listings in different markets. However given the fact that M.C. Strong lists them under "Mike Oldfield" we will do the same.


18 Jun 2009

Mike Oldfield contributions

The 5 songs listed as contributions, should be added to the normal Mike Oldfield list. Some of them are already there, like Moonlight Shadow and To France.

Thanks for the input. You are clearly correct for "Moonlight Shadow", "To France" and "Shine", we have changed them in the source data.

The two other songs ("Island" and "Shadow On The Wall") are less clear, the original sources fairly consistently list them as joint efforts, but Wikipedia does support your suggestion. For the moment we have left them as they were while we investigate further.