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Whoosh! in the charts

iTunesCharts net 'Whoosh ' by Deep Purple (Brazilian Albums iTunes Chart)

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The first chart positions are in and the new Deep Purple album Whoosh! has entered the daily iTunes charts on the day if its release, August 7, in several countries: Germany, France, and Brazil at #1, Italy #2, UK #3, Spain #4, Australia #8, Canada #10, and USA #17. By all accounts Whoosh so far is doing remarkably better than inFinite, which debuted in the same chart at #17 in UK, #46 in US, #3 in Germany, #26 in France, #5 in Italy, #26 in Canada, #9 in Spain, #35 in Australia, and #4 in Brazil.

This article will be updated regularly with the new data. Consider this an invitation to send us information (with proof links!) on how the album is doing in your country.

Chart positions summary

Countries and territories are listed in alphabetical order.

The album was released worldwide on August 7, 2020.

This list was last updated on November 5, 2020, at 21:27 UTC.

Czech Republic
  • Oricon weekly album ranking: #30 (Aug 3-9)
  • Oricon daily album ranking: #4 (Aug 7), #22 (Aug 8)
  • Oricon weekly rock albums: #10 (Aug 3-9)
  • Oricon weekly overseas albums: #4 (Aug 3-9)
United Kingdom
United States

Thanks to Attila, Akemi Ono, Giorgi, marcus Streets, Brederode, Fledermaus, Peter, Yance, Piotr, James Gemmell, Purple (yep, that’s a nickname), Micke, Francisco Pires, and Ivica for the info.

Special thanks to WillemPurplefan for the continuing updates.

115 Comments to “Whoosh! in the charts”:

  1. 1
    Ed King says:

    17 in the US ? Highest since Perfect Strangers ?

  2. 2
    Steve Hunt says:

    Well deserved, it’s a fantastic album.

  3. 3
    Mark Mavin says:

    Great album, well deserved

  4. 4
    Robbie Hunt says:

    Wow, this album is really good. The interplay between Morse and Airey kept my attention through the entire LP. (could have done without “What the What”)

  5. 5
    Steve Hunt says:

    Robbie Hunt it’s a boogie rockin nod to their 50’s roots so cool with me.

  6. 6
    Andrew M says:

    This is the first Purple album in a while that I could recommend to a young friend to explain why I love this band so much. It manages the seemingly impossible feat of staying within the idiom of classic heavy rock but, because it avoids lazy rock clichés, without sounding like a pastiche of classic heavy rock–and old-fashioned, to boot. I felt that Infinite didn’t have enough musical ideas, but this has loads. It also remains pure Purple, albeit in less obvious ways, with some highly dramatic riffs, brilliant interplay between guitar and keyboard, lots of fat Hammond sound, superbly musical playing, Gillan’s voice, of course, and even some classical influences (the orchestra on Man Alive, Don’s solo on Nothing At All). There’s really no other band it could be. And on this album Don has finally reached his full potential with Purple; some of his soloing is in the Jon Lord class. There are also some moments that are just sublime. Someone has mentioned the way Remission Possible goes straight into Man Alive. Another is later in Man Alive, when the riff is repeated but now Steve weaves a brilliant solo into it. (I don’t much like the talky parts of Man Alive, but I’m getting used to them.) The lyrics are often quite meaningful too, especially for those of us a lot closer to death than birth, as Roger put it. If this is their swan song, it’s a great one.

  7. 7
    Scott Haskin says:

    Even the US! Well done and well deserved, I must say.

  8. 8
    Walter Curran says:

    Wonderful album 💜

  9. 9
    Chris Parsons says:

    17 in the US? Hell, there’s not even a venue to purchase it here locally unless mail order. Good luck to the guys.

  10. 10
    errolarias says:

    well deserved.. Is really a great album. IMHO , “Whoosh” is the best since “Now What?!” . I am very happy to see DP has done such a wonderful album.. Long Live Deep Purple !!

    And as #4 said : “could have done without “What the What””

  11. 11
    James Bartle says:

    Chris Parsons iTunes?

  12. 12
    Michael Quinlan says:

    Loving it, such a fine album, they deserve all the accolades.
    Grammy anyone?!

  13. 13
    Chris Parsons says:

    James Bartle Probably,or hard copies from Amazon. I’ve got a hub just around the corner. No stores stock that I’ve found. Sad,really.

  14. 14
    Jeogger Matthews says:

    I agree. That song would be a better fit to a Javelins album.

  15. 15
    robert says:

    iTunes? I went to my local shop and bought CD+dvd version just like I did for 30 YEARS….

  16. 16
    WillemPurplefan says:

    More chart succes for Deep Purple Whoosh: nr 1 in Dutch iTunes Top albums, nr 3 in iTunes Belgium Top Albums, nr 1 in Sweden iTunes top albums, nr 1 in Denmark iTunes top albums and nr 1 in Finland i tunes top albums. Deep Purple rules!

  17. 17
    Raj says:

    On the Money Andrew M. Couldn’t agree with you more. Theh have avoided the lazy rock clichès. That’s why the album is so good.

  18. 18
    Attila says:


  19. 19
    Nick Soveiko says:

    WillemPurplefan: links?

  20. 20
    Giorgi says:

    Whoosh! is on it’s way to top UK charts at #1, currently on battle with Taylor Swift and Glass Candy, former has the biggest stream numbers, the later is presented with biggest physical sales, while Purple are on top with most downloads, currently #3 on Official Midweek charts, but chances are that it can go #1;

    Let’s push!


  21. 21
    WillemPurplefan says:

    @19 Nick: I’m not such a handy guy with posting links, sorry for that. I’m from the Netherlands and I googled the iTunes album charts for Holland and Belgium (our neighbour-country). Because the Purple guys always have huge succes in Scandinavia, I googled that too: only in Sweden top albums iTunes Whoosh was not in the top three.
    I have some screenshots of the chart positions I posted, but I don’t know how to post that here.
    Fan since early seventies.
    Since 1995 I’m a frequent reader of the Highway Star. Now I work more at home, the last few months, and have some time for posting. Nice to be here!

  22. 22
    Giorgi says:

    #2 at iTunes Worldwide Albums Chart


  23. 23
    Giorgi says:

    #1 at iTunes Worldwide Albums Chart (European Albums)


  24. 24
    Attila says:

    @22, Giorgi, is it possible? How trustworthy is that source?

  25. 25
    Micke says:

    @ 21 Sweden iTunes # 1

  26. 26
    Nick Soveiko says:

    @21 WillemPurplefan:

    you can just paste the links in the comment field (caveat: not too many in a single comment or it could upset the anti spam filter).

    alternatively, email to news@thehighwaystar.com

  27. 27
    Nick Soveiko says:

    @23 Giorgi:

    this chart makes no sense. why there are taylor swift and alanis morissette in ‘european albums’?

  28. 28
    Giorgi says:

    @25 Nick, European Albums Chart – I guess this should be read as “the European chart of albums”, not the “chart of European albums”, meaning, the most popular albums in Europe, not the albums that originated from Europe.

    It’s an official iTunes chart, you can read the methodology on the link above.

  29. 29
    Jon Hill says:

    Wow. There was even a review in the USA Today newspaper

  30. 30
    WillemPurplefan says:


    New entree at nr 1 (midweek) in the German Album Charts:

  31. 31
    Nick Soveiko says:

    @28 Giorgi: got it, thanks!

  32. 32
    WillemPurplefan says:


    Whoosh now nr 2 in Dutch Album iTunes Charts.

  33. 33
    WillemPurplefan says:


    According to this update it looks that WHOOSH is a new entree at 3 in the official UK album chart.

  34. 34
    Nick Soveiko says:

    WillemPurplefan @32: how often is this chart updated — daily?

  35. 35
    WillemPurplefan says:

    @Nick 34: I don’t know exactly: I think daily.

  36. 36
    Albania says:

    I finally got a chance to listen to the entire album, and I like it. I pre-ordered the CD/DVD package on Amazon and it arrived on August 11. Whoosh! has been the number 1 selling album in the Amazon Classic Rock category since before its official release. It also peaked in the Amazon New Releases category at number 3. I find this fascinating as not only did the physical CD version keep selling out on Amazon whereby the vendor would frequently show it as either on back order or shipping out in a few weeks and not arriving until September, but it also seems like those that wanted to purchase the MP3 version on Amazon were not able to download it. The above would imply that were Amazon to have enough physical CDs available and had the MP3 download option been working properly, not only would Whoosh! cement its position as the Number 1 selling album in Amazon’s Classic Rock category for a while, but it would have also likely given a better run for their money to the Number 1 and Number 2 spots in Amazon’s New Releases category. Amazon might be dismissed by some as, perhaps, not the best indicator of the album’s commercial success, but I would argue that Whoosh!’s ranking on Amazon at Number 1 for Classic Rock and Number 3 for New Releases is quite telling given that many folks around the world have more and more turned to e-commerce to purchase goods and services, especially during COVID.

  37. 37
    Giorgi says:

    #1 Germany (Offizielle Deutsche Albums Chart)
    #1 Belgium (Wallonia)
    #7 Belgium (Flanders)
    #7 Netherlands
    #30 Japan (Oricon, all albums chart. Infinite debuted at #64 at the same charts back in 2017)



  38. 38
    WillemPurplefan says:


    It’s now official: Whoosh new entree at nr. 1 in the Official German Album Charts. Superb!

  39. 39
    WillemPurplefan says:


    Deep Purple WHOOSH highest new album at nr. 7 in the Dutch Official Album Top 100. Such a magnificent album. Superb. Hope we have the chance to hear some of the new songs live on tour next year!

  40. 40
    Giorgi says:

    #4 in UK (highest charting original studio album in UK since Burn)

    #6 Italy

  41. 41
    marcus Streets says:

    No 4 in the official UK carts.

    The joint third highest place for a DP album.
    Machinehead made 1, Burn 3, In Rock and Who do we think we are also made 4.


  42. 42
    WillemPurplefan says:


    WHOOSH: nr 4 new in the Official UK album charts.

    It seems it’s also new at nr 3 in Norway!

  43. 43
    Brederode says:

    Such fantastic news here, and I am curious about the following news. It’s a proud time to call myself a Purple fan. Greetings from Austria

  44. 44
    Brederode says:

    https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/scottish-albums-chart/ no one at the Scottish charts as well

  45. 45
    Giorgi says:

    #1 Scotland

  46. 46
    Fledermaus says:

    For Belgium, new in the Ultratop at place 7 for the Flemish part of the country (https://www.ultratop.be/nl/albums).
    In the Walloon (French speaking) part: number 1 ! (https://www.ultratop.be/fr/albums).

  47. 47
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    Wow! Whoosh!

    So many albums by so many artists over the course of my life take a number of listens to “get on board”. I’ve had a full time smile front to back on first listen and can’t take it out of my player even as there are a half dozen other discs that arrived since I received it. The queue may grow some more….

    Bless the lads!


  48. 48
    Giorgi says:

    #13 Australia


  49. 49
    Giorgi says:

    #6 Italy


  50. 50
    Yance says:

    A real grower , been on my car stereo since the 7th , don’t think it’s coming off anytime soon ! My congratulations Deep Purple .

  51. 51
    Giorgi says:

    #1 Finland
    #3 Sweden
    #3 Norway


  52. 52
    Micke says:

    #1 Finland and #3 Sweden.

  53. 53
    WillemPuplefan says:


    WHOOSH new at nr 1 in Finland.

  54. 54
    WillemPurplefan says:

    Another huge hit for WHOOSH in the Netherlands. Newcome at nr 2 in the official Dutch Vinyl (lp) 33 charts.

  55. 55
    Giorgi says:

    #8 France


  56. 56
    Giorgi says:

    #2 Czech Rep


  57. 57
    Giorgi says:

    #161 at Billboard 200
    US market becomes a joke


  58. 58
    AndreA says:

    Italy today

  59. 59
    Giorgi says:

    #1 Switzerland


  60. 60
    WillemPurplefan says:

    It happens in Switzerland again. Nr 1 for WHOOSH.
    Congratulations Purple and happy birthday to big Ian!

  61. 61
    Peter says:

    Czech chart is #2, not #3 as written in the list.

  62. 62
    Nick Soveiko says:

    Peter @61: good catch, thank you!

  63. 63
    Shone says:

    Great results.Purple is basically number 1 in UK by old rules (only relevant rules based on number of bought albums).However streaming is helping to Taylor Swift as streams are converted to albums which is nonsense.First people that buy album will listen many times all songs and nobody will count that,second,several heavily streamed songs will push number of albums as it doesn’t matter do you stream few songs or entire album (it matter but not so much).Deep Purple have most loyal army in Europe,based on fisical sales.

  64. 64
    Yance says:

    No 1. In Austria !

  65. 65
    WillemPurplefan says:

    Amazon UK bestsellers-list: WHOOSH #2.

  66. 66
    Scott McNay says:

    Gets better with every listen. We’ll deserved charting for the band.

  67. 67
    Giorgi says:

    #1 Austria

    #2 Poland

    #30 Japan


  68. 68
    Piotr says:

    Poland – #2 http://olis.onyx.pl/

  69. 69
    AndreA says:

    One say later sorry My Dear Big Ian!!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY !! 🌹🍷🎶🎂

  70. 70
    Nick Soveiko says:

    WillemPurplefan @65:
    amazon ranking are very volatile and change way too frequently for any meaningful tracking, that’s why we don’t include them.

  71. 71
    WillemPurplefan says:

    WHOOSH going down in the Official Dutch album charts to nr 61.

  72. 72
    WillemPurplefan says:


    In the Dutch vinyl 33 Whoosh has gone down to nr. 29.

  73. 73
    WillemPurplefan says:

    Germany: Whoosh #3.

  74. 74
    Purple says:

    #4 in Canada

  75. 75
    Kim Peters says:

    Two daze later…HAPPY BIRTHDAY Big Ian!

    Great album. Deserves all the popularity its received.

  76. 76
    Purple says:

    In your list you forgot to mention
    #1 Scotland
    according to Deep Purple – Whoosh official page on Facebook

  77. 77
    Giorgi says:

    It’s #23 at Billboard Indie Albums, not #43

  78. 78
    Nick Soveiko says:

    Purple @76:
    it is listed under United Kingdom. last time we checked, Scotland was still a part of UK.

  79. 79
    Nick Soveiko says:

    Giorgi @77: thank you!

  80. 80
    Micke says:

    At number 3 Hungary.

  81. 81
    WillemPurplefan says:


    Germany midweek album charts: WHOOSH #4

  82. 82
    WillemPurplefan says:

    UK Midweek: WHOOSH 28.

  83. 83
    WillemPurplefan says:

    USA top album sales chart (real physical albums, no itunes, no streaming: the real deal!): Deep Purple Whoosh #31.

  84. 84
    WillemPurplefan says:


    In Germany again on #3.

  85. 85
    Willem Purplefan says:

    Finland # 9.
    Sweden # 11.

  86. 86
    WillemPurplefan says:

    Switzerland # 5
    Austria #2

  87. 87
    AndreA says:

    I have bought whoosh cd.
    I appreciate the band but once more again I get disappointed for the booklet. It is impossible to read the words. I don’t understand why You don’t care about it. Very disappointed! 👎😡

  88. 88
    Hristo says:

    So easy to find them these days!

    Here for your pleasure: https://www.letssingit.com/deep-purple-album-lyrics-whoosh-gxrdzc

    Also, you could check http://www.gillan.com for songs description and on…

  89. 89
    Francisco Pires says:

    #26 in Portugal


  90. 90
    AndreA says:

    I thaaaaank you!

  91. 91
    Piotr says:

    No one has mentioned Slovakia – http://hitparada.ifpicr.cz/ – SK Albums Top 100:
    Week – 202033 – #28
    202034 (actual) – #44
    Worse charts’ places than “Infite” in this country.

  92. 92
    Piotr says:

    http://olis.zpav.pl/ – pretty good news from Poland. In the third week, Whoosh! climbs up from #6 to #3 place.

  93. 93
    Ivica says:

    Croatia #2 Top 40

  94. 94
    WillemPurplefan says:


    Whoosh in Germany # 9.

  95. 95
    WillemPurplefan says:

    Swiss album charts # 2
    Austrian album charts # 3

  96. 96
    WillemPurplefan says:

    Belgian Flanders from # 43 last week to # 32 this week: Whoosh!

  97. 97
    WillemPurplefan says:

    UK metal charts # 4.

  98. 98
    WillemPurplefan says:

    Belgian Wallonia Ultratop 200 # 15.

  99. 99
    Ivica says:


    #2 /week 34/, # 6 /week 35/


  100. 100
    Piotr says:

    Poland – http://olis.onyx.pl/ – #10.

  101. 101
    Piotr says:

    Germany – https://www.offiziellecharts.de/charts/album – #4 (September 11).

  102. 102
    Ivica says:

    Croatia TOP 40

    #2 /week 34/, # 6 /week 35/ #15 /week 36/


  103. 103
    Francisco Pires says:


    Weeek 35: #20

    Week 36:#37

  104. 104
    WillemPurplefan says:


    Whoosh in Germany at #9.

  105. 105
    WillemPurplefan says:

    Swizerland: Deep Purple Whoosh #18.

  106. 106
    WillemPurplefan says:


    In Austria Whoosh is diong very well, now at # 7.

  107. 107
    Artemis V says:

    i am curius about Russia,,,infinite became Gold the first week…now What? Whoosh was deleyed to arrive in Russia?…no charts position yet…

  108. 108
    Ken Yorkshire says:

    I’ve been a fan of DP since 1970, with all the live albums, box sets and remastered albums, I’ve got over 110 CD’s, so it’s a bit disappointing to see them going out with a bit of a whimper. Great musicianship, and some of the best lyrics on a Purple album, but there isn’t a single exciting track. They should have made “What the What” a bit heavier and used it as the opener. Highlight of the album, Power of the Moon, Remission Possible and Man Alive.

  109. 109
    Micke says:

    @ 107. Whoosh have gone gold in Russia. Seems they don’t have any decent charts system there.

  110. 110
    ivica says:

    Croatia TOP40


  111. 111
    George Martin says:

    Just curious, what is the amount it has sold ? Is it 500,000, 1 million, 2 million? Saying it’s # 1 or # 23 doesn’t really tell me anything. Anybody know?

  112. 112
    Nick Soveiko says:

    George Martin: record companies keep actual sales numbers a closely guarded secret. but these days they are not great. i recall our guesstimates of what now what?! had sold — and it was in low(ish) six digits worldwide.

  113. 113
    George Martin says:


    Can you tell me why record companies keep their sales a closely guarded secret?. I would think if one the of best bands ever released new material they would brag about it in order to help make the sales increase. If “Now What” sold lets say 200,000 how many would you guess ” Whoosh ” has sold? I bought 2 so you can start from there. All the best and I will email you before April 1st! I got a great Aprils fools all set to go.

  114. 114
    Kidd Purple says:

    This album kicks!

  115. 115
    Micke says:

    @ 112 Just read an article where they claimed Now What have sold in excess of 500000 copies. That’s a very nice figure these days!

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