Fewest weeks on chart for a top five album

Since the UK album chart began back in July 1956, there have been 21 albums that have reached the top five, but only spent one week on the chart. To put it into perspective, the chart was originally just a top five, in November 1958 it increased to a top 10 and in March 1960 it increased again to a top 20. In April 1966, it went to a top 30 then eight months later a top 40. Two further increases followed, a Top 50 in January 1971 and then finally a top 75 in December 1978.

Here is the list:

Artist Album title Year Position
The Seekers The Four and Only Seekers 1969 1
Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass Early Alpert 1969 4
Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong at the Crescendo 1956 4
Mario Lanza Songs from the Student Prince 1956 4
Bill Haley And His Comets Rock the Joint 1957 5
Tommy Steele The Tommy Steele Stage Show 1957 5
The Crickets The Chirping Crickets 1958 5
Ella Fitzgerald The Irving Berlin Song Book 1958 5
Bars & Melody 143 2015 4
Deaf Havana All These Countless Nights 2017 5
Everything Everything A Fever Dream 2017 5
Enter Shikari The Spark 2017 5
Embrace Love Is a Basic Need 2018 5
The Fratellis In Your Own Sweet Time 2018 5
The Courteeners St. Jude Re Wired 2018 5
Dodie Human 2019 5
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes End of Suffering 2019 4
Divine Comedy Office Politics 2019 5
Two Door Cinema Club False Alarm 2019 5
Feeder Tallulah 2019 4
Frank Turner No Man’s Land 2019 3
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