Album artist 116 - Mike Oldfield

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Mike Oldfield Region Profile

Mike Oldfield Chart Profile

This page lists the album chart runs of Mike Oldfield. A list of songs by Mike Oldfield can be found here. The albums 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 Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells 1974 UK 1 - Jul 1973 (274 weeks), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1974, Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - May 1974, Australia Goset 1 - Feb 1974 (30 weeks), UK 7 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 1994), Billboard 3 - Nov 1973 (45 weeks) (12 weeks in top 10), US 70s 3 - Mar 1974 (3 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1974), Australia (Kent) 6 of 1974 (peak 1), US BB 14 of 1974, US CashBox 17 of 1974, UK Radio2 18, Radio Caroline 23 (1973), UK 28 of all time (2.6 M claimed) (1973), France (InfoDisc) 37 of 1974 (peak 9, 20 weeks), Italy 48 of 1974, Internet 73 - 16 M claimed (1973), Acclaimed 285 (1973), WTMD 661, RYM 49 of 1973, Xgau rating C+ (1974)
2 Mike Oldfield Crises 1983 Germany 1 for 7 weeks - Aug 1983, Germany 1 - Jun 1983 (37 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 1983 (20 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jun 1983 (34 weeks), Austria 2 - Jul 1983 (10 months), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1983), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1983), Switzerland 5 - Nov 1983 (20 weeks), UK 6 - Jun 1983 (29 weeks), Italy 9 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 17 of 1983 (peak 2, 57 weeks), RYM 113 of 1983
3 Mike Oldfield Discovery 1984 Germany 1 for 9 weeks - Aug 1984, Germany 1 - Jul 1984 (20 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jul 1984 (29 weeks), Austria 3 - Aug 1984 (5 months), Norway 3 - Jul 1984 (13 weeks), Sweden 3 - Aug 1984 (14 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1994), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1984), UK 15 - Jul 1984 (16 weeks), Italy 39 of 1984, France (InfoDisc) 70 of 1984 (peak 12, 6 weeks)
4 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells II 1992 UK 1 - Sep 1992 (30 weeks), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jul 1994), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1996), Germany 7 - Sep 1992 (7 weeks), Austria 8 - Sep 1992 (4 months), Sweden 18 - Sep 1992 (4 weeks), Switzerland 19 - Sep 1992 (8 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 99 of 1992 (peak 32, 7 weeks), RYM 125 of 1992
5 Mike Oldfield Islands 1987 Switzerland 4 - Oct 1987 (15 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1996), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1989), Germany 9 - Oct 1987 (12 weeks), Norway 9 - Oct 1987 (7 weeks), Sweden 12 - Oct 1987 (8 weeks), UK 29 - Oct 1987 (5 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 74 of 1987 (peak 21, 4 weeks), Italy 85 of 1987, Billboard 138 - Feb 1988 (8 weeks)
6 Mike Oldfield Five Miles Out 1982 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1985), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1982), Sweden 5 - Apr 1982 (12 weeks), UK 7 - Mar 1982 (26 weeks), Germany 7 - Apr 1982 (30 weeks), Austria 11 - Apr 1982 (3 months), Norway 16 - Apr 1982 (9 weeks), Billboard 164 - May 1982 (5 weeks), RYM 109 of 1982
7 Mike Oldfield Earth Moving 1989 Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 1989, Germany 1 - Aug 1989 (14 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Jul 1989 (15 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1989), Sweden 21 - Jul 1989 (8 weeks), Austria 25 - Sep 1989 (2 months), UK 30 - Jul 1989 (5 weeks)
8 Mike Oldfield Elements - The Best Of 1993 Sweden 4 - Sep 1993 (9 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1993), France Gold (certified by SNEP Dec 1994), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1994), UK 5 - Sep 1993 (10 weeks), Germany 13 - Nov 1993 (8 weeks), Switzerland 21 - Oct 1993 (8 weeks), Austria 30 - Nov 1993 (1 month), France (InfoDisc) 96 of 1993 (peak 8, 7 weeks)
9 Mike Oldfield QE2 1980 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1994), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1981), Austria 8 - Jan 1981 (5 months), Germany 12 - Dec 1980 (42 weeks), Norway 23 - Feb 1981 (3 weeks), UK 27 - Nov 1980 (12 weeks), Billboard 174 - Jul 1981 (3 weeks)
10 Mike Oldfield Hergest Ridge 1974 UK 1 - Sep 1974 (17 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1974), Italy 71 of 1974, Billboard 87 - Sep 1974 (10 weeks), RYM 116 of 1974
11 Mike Oldfield Voyager 1996 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 2008), UK 12 - Sep 1996 (5 weeks), Sweden 13 - Sep 1996 (7 weeks), Germany 15 - Sep 1996 (1 week), Switzerland 15 - Sep 1996 (8 weeks), Austria 16 - Sep 1996 (1 month), Norway 30 - Sep 1996 (2 weeks), Italy 100 of 1996
12 Mike Oldfield Platinum 1979 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1979), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1981), Germany 11 - Feb 1980 (7 weeks), Austria 20 - Feb 1980 (1 month), UK 24 - Dec 1979 (9 weeks), Norway 24 - Jan 1980 (6 weeks), RYM 196 of 1979
13 Mike Oldfield The Songs Of Distant Earth 1994 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1995), Sweden 12 - Nov 1994 (7 weeks), Switzerland 23 - Dec 1994 (10 weeks), UK 24 - Dec 1994 (6 weeks), Austria 40 - Jan 1995 (1 month), RYM 139 of 1994
14 Mike Oldfield Incantations 1978 UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1978), UK 14 - Dec 1978 (18 weeks), Norway 14 - Dec 1978 (4 weeks), Sweden 32 - Feb 1979 (2 weeks), RYM 106 of 1978
15 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells III 1998 UK 4 - Sep 1998 (7 weeks), Austria 4 - Sep 1998 (2 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1998), Germany 9 - Sep 1998 (3 weeks), Switzerland 26 - Sep 1998 (5 weeks), Sweden 31 - Sep 1998 (2 weeks)
16 Mike Oldfield Ommadawn 1975 UK 4 - Nov 1975 (23 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1975), Billboard 146 - Dec 1975 (7 weeks), RYM 16 of 1975
17 Mike Oldfield Amarok 1990 Austria 29 - Jul 1990 (1 month), Switzerland 30 - Jun 1990 (3 weeks), UK 49 - Jun 1990 (2 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 72 of 1990 (peak 37, 14 weeks), RYM 47 of 1990
18 Mike Oldfield The Complete Mike Oldfield 1985 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1986), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1991), Switzerland 27 - Nov 1985 (2 weeks), UK 36 - Nov 1985 (17 weeks)
19 Mike Oldfield Music Of The Spheres 2008 UK 9 - Mar 2008 (7 weeks), Germany 14 - Mar 2008 (1 week), Sweden 31 - Mar 2008 (1 week), Switzerland 37 - Mar 2008 (4 weeks)
20 Mike Oldfield Music Wonderland 1981 Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1985), Germany 5 - Nov 1981 (8 weeks)
21 Mike Oldfield Exposed 1979 UK 16 - Aug 1979 (9 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1979), RYM 154 of 1979
22 Mike Oldfield Boxed 1976 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1977), UK 22 - Nov 1976 (12 weeks)
23 Mike Oldfield Guitars 1999 Switzerland 34 - Jun 1999 (1 week), UK 40 - Jun 1999 (1 week)
24 Mike Oldfield Killing Fields - Original Soundtrack 1984 UK 97 - Dec 1984 (1 week), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1986)
25 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells 2003 2003 UK 51 - Jun 2003 (1 week), RYM 45 of 2003
26 Mike Oldfield Tres lunas 2002 Austria 11 - Jun 2002 (1 month), Sweden 32 - Jun 2002 (1 week)
27 Mike Oldfield Heaven's Open 1991 Germany 13 - Mar 1991 (3 weeks), Switzerland 16 - Mar 1991 (4 weeks)
28 Mike Oldfield The Collection 2009 UK 11 - Jun 2009 (5 weeks)
29 Mike Oldfield Episodes 1981 France (InfoDisc) 68 of 1981 (peak 6, 20 weeks)
30 Mike Oldfield The Platinum Collection 2006 UK 36 - Mar 2006 (3 weeks)
31 Mike Oldfield The Best Of Tubular Bells 2001 UK 60 - Jun 2001 (2 weeks)
32 Mike Oldfield XXV - The Essential 1997 Austria 19 - Dec 1997 (2 months)

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

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Mike Oldfield & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra The Orchestral Tubular Bells 1975 UK 17 - Feb 1975 (7 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1976)

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21 Sep 2016

(2) Double Listings

#18 & #30 are the same (Ommadawn). Also #12 & #24 (QE2).

Data fixed, thanks


22 Jan 2015

Double Listing - The Best Of

#11 & #29 are the same.

Data fixed, thanks


27 Jan 2012

Mike Oldfield

I guess his solo album 27 is the same as collaboration No. 1

That looks right, we've fixed the data. Thanks for the input


10 Jun 2010

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