Top 10 EPs

Ever since the UK singles chart began, there have been a number of EPs that have made the chart. There have been 347 between 1956 and 2010 of which 29 have made the top 10. For those too young to remember or know what an EP is, EP stood for extended play and it was a 7″ or CD single which contained anything from three to six tracks and were introduced for people who never had enough money to splash out on a full album, but could afford more than just a single.

Here’s are the 29 that made the top 10.

Artist EP Title Lead Track Year Position
Beatles Magical Mystery Tour Magical Mystery Tour 1967 2
Simon And Garfunkel Mrs. Robinson Mrs Robinson 1969 9
Demis Roussos The Roussos Phenomenon Forever and Ever 1976 1
Bryan Ferry Extended Play The Price Of Love 1976 7
Specials The Special A.K.A. Live! Too Much Too Young 1980 1
Madness Work Rest and Play Night Boat to Cairo 1980 6
Motorhead The Golden Years Live Leaving Here 1980 8
Toyah Four from Toyah It’s A Mystery 1981 4
Motorhead St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Please Don’t Touch 1981 5
Genesis 3 X 3 Paperlate 1982 10
Shakin’ Stevens Shakin’ Stevens Lawdy Miss Clawdy 1982 2
Michael Reed The Music of Torvill And Dean Bolero 1984 9
Erasure Crackers International Stop 1988 2
Deacon Blue Four Bacharach & David Songs I’ll Never Fall in Love 1990 2
Proclaimers King of The Road King Of The Road 1990 9
Seal Killer Killer 1991 8
Prodigy Everybody in The Place Everybody in The Place 1992 2
Wonder Stuff Welcome to The Cheap Seats Welcome to The Cheap Seats 1992 8
Erasure Abba-Esque Lay All Your Love on Me 1992 1
Take That A Million Love Songs A Million Love Songs 1992 7
Therapy Shortsharpshock Screamager 1993 9
George Michael Five Live Somebody to Love 1993 1
Apache Indian Nuff Vibes Caste System 1993 5
Wonder Stuff On the Ropes On The Ropes 1993 10
Mansun Five She Makes My Nose Bleed 1997 9
Mansun Seven Closed for Business 1997 10
Embrace All You Good Good People All You Good Good People 1997 8
Mansun Eight Legacy 1998 7
Brian Kennedy George Best – A Tribute You Raise Me Up 2005 4

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