The Gibb brothers' Reprise/Rhino retrospective Number Ones is currently ranked as the week's fifth biggest seller, according to the Official Charts Company, having been placed in 34th position on last Sunday's chart.
The Ultimate, another Reprise/Rhino best of, is showing up as an entry at 28 in the latest Sales Flashes, while a handful of Bee Gees hits have entered the lower reaches of the midweek singles Top 200, led in 98th place by their 1987 chart-topper You Win Again. Also registering in the chart at this stage of the week are Stayin' Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Massachusetts and Night Fever.
There are close battles for number one on both artist albums and singles with fewer than 1,000 sales between frontrunners Joe Bonamassa and John Mayer on albums and Fun featuring Janelle Monae making ground on The Wanted on singles.
Bonamassa's Provogue album Driving Towards The Light currently leads a Top 10 where, up until the end of business on Thursday, there were only around 5,000 sales separating the first and 10th biggest sellers. The sales difference between albums in the top five was down to just 2,400 units with Mayer's newly-issued Columbia album Born And Raised second, XL's Adele third with 21, Emeli Sande's Virgin album Our Version Of Events fourth and the Bee Gees fifth. All five could realistically top Sunday's chart.
Alongside Bonamassa and Mayer, there are four other acts with brand new albums registering in the Top 10 at this stage of the week with Fun's Atlantic/Fueled By Ramen album Some Nights sixth, Tom Jones' second Island set Spirit In The Room seventh, The Enemy's first Cooking Vinyl album Streets In The Sky ninth and former Blue Nile frontman Paul Buchanan's Newsroom-issued Mid Air 10th.
On singles The Wanted at the beginning of the week had looked poised to score a third UK number one with the newly-issued Global Talent/Island track Chasing The Sun, but it is not so clear cut now. Having had a sales lead of 46% over Fun featuring Janelle Monae's Atlantic/Fueled By Ramen issued We Are Young on the week's first Sales Flashes on Tuesday, the boy band's sales are now just 8% ahead or around 4,000 units.
The full midweek singles and albums charts are on musicweek.com.