Three pop veterans, each with more than 40 years of history on the Billboard album chart, make noise this week. Van Morrison lands his first top 10 album as Keep It Simple debuts at #10. His previous highest-charting album was Saint Dominic's Preview, which peaked at #15 in 1972. The Rolling Stones' Shine A Light opens at #11, becoming the highest-charting soundtrack from a rock concert film directed by Martin Scorsese. (The soundtracks from Scorsese's first two "rockumentaries"-The Band's The Last Waltz and Bob Dylan's No Direction Home-both reached #16.) Morrison and the Stones are veritable newcomers compared to the third veteran act making waves this week--the Chipmunks. The Alvin & The Chipmunks soundtrack vaults from #16 to #5, putting the novelty act back in the top five for the first time since Let's All Sing With The Chipmunks, which was released way back in 1959.
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