Adele’s ’25’ Tops iTunes Charts: The 10 Tracks You Should Listen To

Chanel Adams

Adele’s new album, 25, may not be available on Spotify and other streaming services, but that’s not affecting her sales. In fact, her new album has been ruling the iTunes charts.

According to the New York Times, the iTunes Official Music Charts that has been released for the week ending Nov. 19, 2015 shows that Adele’s new album has taken over.

Here are the top singles:

  1. “Hello,” Adele
  2. “Sorry,” Justin Bieber
  3. “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” Jordan Smith
  4. “Love Yourself,” Justin Bieber
  5. “Hotline Bling,” Drake
  6. “What Do You Mean?,” Justin Bieber
  7. “WTF (Where They From)” (feat. Pharrell Williams), Missy Elliott
  8. “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” (feat. John Legend), Meghan Trainor
  9. “Ex’s & Oh’s,” Elle King
  10. “Die a Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett

And the top albums are….

  1. Purpose (Deluxe), Justin Bieber
  2. 25, Adele
  3. Made In The A.M., One Direction
  4. The Incredible True Story, Logic
  5. Church in These Streets, Jeezy
  6. Traveller, Chris Stapleton
  7. I’m Comin’ Over, Chris Young
  8. Mr. Misunderstood, Eric Church
  9. Purpose, Justin Bieber
  10. Losing My Religion, Kirk Franklin

But if you look at the current iTunes Chart, it appears that 25 is now ahead of Purpose.

As previously noted via the Hollywood Life, the only other person that’s in Adele’s way of success is Justin Bieber. When Adele’s 25 released on the very early morning of Nov. 20, it quickly rose to the top of the album charts. Not only did Adele knock Bieber’s Purpose out of the top spot on iTunes, but she also rose to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 100 chart for her lead single off 25, “Hello” for the third consecutive week. That spot also previously belonged to the Biebs – who has now dropped down to No. 3. Drake’s “Hotline Bling” moved up to the second spot.

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According to Music Week, Adele’s 25 is currently No. 1 on iTunes in 106 of the 119 countries where her album is available. Adele and her team have decided not to release the album on Spotify and other streaming services, which offer a free service. Spotify responded to Adele’s decision to keep 25 off their service.

“We love and respect Adele, as do her 24 million fans on Spotify. We hope that she will give those fans the opportunity to enjoy 25 on Spotify alongside 19 and 21 very soon.”

This isn’t the first time that Adele has withhold an album on Spotify. Her last album, 21, wasn’t released on the popular streaming service until a year after its release date.

Adele’s new album was leaked three days earlier than usual this week. But that’s not affecting the album’s sales. 25 is the most preordered album in Amazon’s sales history, racking up sales over 100,000 bypassing Susan Boyle’s debut of 88,000 units. Total preorders of Adele’s 25 across all retailers are now climbing well over 500,000, according to music blog Hits Daily Double.

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Billboard has predicted that Columbia Records will ship 3.6 million physical copies of 25 in the U.S. alone.

If you haven’t had a chance to listen to Adele’s new album, then you may want to check out the 10 best tracks from 25. If you need a reason to cry or think about your ex, then here are the most heartbreaking songs from the album, according to Billboard.

  1. “Water Under the Bridge”
  2. “River Lea”
  3. “All I Ask”
  4. “When We Were Young”
  5. “Million Years Ago”
  6. “Love In The Dark”
  7. “Million Years Ago (Again)”
  8. “When We Were Young (Again)”
  9. “Remedy”
  10. “Hello”

Troy L. Smith of Cleveland.com ranked each track from Adele’s 25 from okay to truly amazing.

  1. “Sweetest Devotion”
  2. “Million Years Ago”
  3. “Remedy”
  4. “I Miss You”
  5. “Love In The Dark”
  6. “Water Under The Bridge”
  7. “All I Ask”
  8. “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”
  9. “Hello”
  10. “River Lea”
  11. “When We Were Young”

Bustle‘s Alex Kristelis had a similar ranking, except he placed “Million Years Ago” last since he found the track too “melodramatic,” and placed “Sweetest Devotion” in the No. 5 spot.

Just by looking at all three lists, it’s clear that the winners are “When Were Young” and “Hello.” It’ll be interesting to see if “When We Were Young” will become her next hit single. “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” has also become a favorite among Adele’s fans. No matter what, these lists should give you an idea of which tracks to listen to first.

Did you buy Adele’s 25? What are your thoughts on her new album? Do you have any favorite songs? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.

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