The 1975 Suffer Second Biggest Drop Ever From #1, Plunge Out Of Top 20

Robbie Daw | March 15, 2016 4:50 pm

When you’re at the top, the only way to go, unfortunately, is down — something The 1975 learned the hard way this week. The UK band made an impressive debut atop the Billboard 200 seven days ago with their sophomore album I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It. But while we noted yesterday that the LP dropped out out of the Top 10 altogether in week two, we didn’t know just how far down the plunge was until today, when Billboard refreshed its various charts.

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I Like It When You Sleep, it turns out, free-fell a whopping 25 positions to #26. That puts the LP in a tie with Amos Lee‘s The Mission Bell, which pulled off exact same plummet in February 2011, for second-largest drop from the top of the main album chart.

The all-time biggest drop from #1? Incubus has that dubious honor, with their sixth album Light Grenades, which dove from #1 straight down to #37 in December 2006. In a sign of the times, however, Light Grenades eventually went on to sell over 800,000 copies.

Who knows — maybe I Like It When You Sleep will prove to be a sleeper hit?

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