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Opening ceremony album tops download charts

1:56 PM, Jul 29, 2012   |    comments
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LONDON (AP) - Enjoyed the music-packed opening ceremony? Now you can buy the album, and thousands have.

The soundtrack album, which went on sale as a download minutes after Friday's ceremony ended, has topped the iTunes album chart in Britain, France, Belgium and Spain, and has reached No. 5 in the United States.

It's No. 5 on the overall British album chart less than two days after its release.

Director Danny Boyle's spectacular opening ceremony was a rollicking celebration of British music. The album includes tracks from - among others - David Bowie, The Pet Shop Boys, Chemical Brothers, Dizzee Rascal, Emeli Sande, Arctic Monkeys and Underworld.

Universal Music will also release an album of the closing ceremony Aug. 12 , which will feature British acts including The Who.

The Associated Press

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