Foo Fighters’ Greatest Hits goes to Number 5 in UK charts following death of Taylor Hawkins

Foo Fighters’ 2009 compilation Greatest Hits has re-entered the Top 5 this week, following the tragic passing of drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Foo Fighters’ Greatest Hits goes to Number 5 in UK charts following death of Taylor Hawkins
Emily Carter
Danny Clinch

Following the death of Taylor Hawkins, Foo Fighters' 2009 Greatest Hits has gone back into the Top 5 of the UK's Official Albums Chart this week.

The excellent compilation had peaked at Number 4, and since its release has spent a whopping 449 weeks in various spots in the charts. And fans have understandably been re-listening to the record this week and remembering Taylor, as Greatest Hits has climbed up 71 places from its placing the week before, coming in at Number 5 today (April 1).

Foo Fighters' Greatest Hits album consists many huge singles released between 1995 and 2007 (from their self-titled debut up to Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace), as well as Wheels and Word Forward, a live version of Skin And Bones, and an acoustic version of Everlong.

Listen to the album below – let's keep it high up in the charts, where it deserves to be:

Announcing Taylor's passing in a statement, the band said: "The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins.

"His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever.

"Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time."

A couple of days later, Foo Fighters cancelled all upcoming tour dates.

"It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the staggering loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins," they wrote.

"We're sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won't be seeing one another as planned. Instead, let's take this time to grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones close, and to appreciate all the music and memories we've made together."

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