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.The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry.^ Today, the UK singles chart is organized by The Official UK Charts Company.

^ Official Welsh Singles Chart 60.
  • Mariah Carey’s Seasonal Classics move up UK Charts - Mariah Carey Connection 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.mariahconnection.com [Source type: General]

^ Official Welsh Singles Chart 49.
  • Mariah Carey’s Seasonal Classics move up UK Charts - Mariah Carey Connection 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.mariahconnection.com [Source type: General]

.The full chart contains the top selling 200 singles in the United Kingdom based upon combined record sales and download numbers, though some media outlets only list the Top 40 (such as the BBC) or the Top 75 (such as Music Week Magazine) of this list.^ Top 40 Albums and Singles Music Charts Top 40 Albums and Singles Music Charts .
  • Top 40 Albums and Singles Music Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.berm.co.nz [Source type: General]

^ France Top 100 Singles chart is based on singles sales of France.

^ Music : UK Top 40 Singles Chart 22-11-2009 .
  • UK Top 40 Singles Chart 22-11-2009 » Full Direct Download Link Area - DDLArea 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.ddlarea.com [Source type: General]

.Around 6,500 British retail outlets contribute sales data, as well as most UK online digital download stores.^ Approximately 6,500 UK retail stores and most UK online digital download sites contribute the sales data.

^ The Offical UK Chart company compiles the UK singles and albums chart along with new charts for digital downloads and video formats.
  • Devstars Web Design » London Web Design Agency, UK » Offical UK Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.devstars.com [Source type: General]

^ Meanwhile, The Official UK Charts Company, which compiles the weekly New Music Chart for BBC 6 Music, in April integrated legal digital downloads into its Official Singles Chart.

.Unlike charts in the United States, no airplay statistics are used for the official UK Singles Chart.^ Today, the UK singles chart is organized by The Official UK Charts Company.

^ It did not chart in the United States.
  • Music Trivia: Baccara Went To #1 On The UK Singles Chart On October 29, 1977 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.musicbyday.com [Source type: General]

^ Official Welsh Singles Chart 49.
  • Mariah Carey’s Seasonal Classics move up UK Charts - Mariah Carey Connection 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.mariahconnection.com [Source type: General]

.The chart week runs from Sunday to Saturday, with most UK singles being released on Mondays.^ Basshunter remained in the #1 spot on the UK singles chart for 5 weeks in a row.
  • Basshunter #1 On UK Singles Chart for 5 Weeks | Ultra Records. 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.ultrarecords.com [Source type: General]

^ UK single charts .
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^ May 2006 UK Singles Chart .
  • Pet Shop Boys — News — UK Singles Chart 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.petshopboys.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The Top 40 chart is first revealed on Sunday afternoons by BBC Radio 1 (prior even to posting on the OCC’s own website), with the chart subsequently being printed in Music Week magazine (Top 75 only) on the following Monday, and the independent newsletter ChartsPlus (Top 200) on Wednesdays.^ Hungary Radio Top 40 .
  • ChristinaMultimedia - Christina Statistics - Singles Chart History 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.christinamultimedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Top 40 Singles Charts .
  • Top 40 Singles Charts | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Rick Dees Top 40 Chart .

.It is also published online on various sites (generally Top 40 only).^ The BPI also calculated that independent releases held a 10.4 percent share of the top 40 positions on the combined chart compared to a 9.4 percent share of the physical-only sales chart.
  • CIMA: UK Debuts Combined Physical and Download Singles Sales Chart 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cirpa.ca [Source type: General]

^ The Top of the Pops appearance may also be in doubt, as the show normally only features songs in the Top 40.
  • "to venus and back" - Music Chart Watch 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC thedent.com [Source type: General]

^ The Top 75 and 200 lists are printed in Music Week and ChartsPlus magazines respectively, while the Top 40 list is published online.

.Radio 1 broadcasts the Top 40, in reverse order, on Sundays from 16:00 to 19:00. Mark Goodier and Bruno Brookes are famous for having been the presenters of this chart show for many years, though few can rival Alan Freeman whose Pick Of The Pops formed the chart show throughout the 1960s and into the early 70s.^ Mark Goodier and Bruno Brookes are famous for having been the presenters of this chart show for many years, but in 2003, Goodier was replaced by relative newcomer Wes Butters , who left the show in January 2005.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Hungary Radio Top 40 .
  • ChristinaMultimedia - Christina Statistics - Singles Chart History 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.christinamultimedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Top 40 Singles Charts .
  • Top 40 Singles Charts | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Since October 2007, Reggie Yates has presented the chart show and, until September 2009, with Fearne Cotton.^ Fearne Cotton (26) & Reginald Yates (24 ) both started out on the Disney TV Channel, later presenting Diggit on ITV. .
  • Radio Rewind - The Sunday Top 40 Chart Show 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.radiorewind.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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.Cotton was the first ever permanent female presenter of the Official Chart Show[1].^ The official real time iTunes Music Chart, as used by the The Big Top 40 Show and used as a basis for the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show every Sunday.
  • UK Top 100 Songs in iTunes - DJ Code Blue Music Download Store 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC musicstore.djcodeblue.com [Source type: General]

^ I Dreamed A Dream has now acheived the highest first-day sales of 2009, according to the Official Charts Company.
  • Susan Boyle Tops UK Album Chart | music news | ilikemusic.com 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.ilikemusic.com [Source type: General]

^ The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) has already said it would monitor the chart "very, very carefully" in the lead-up to this weekend's first "integrated" Top 40.
  • Indies plan assault on UK singles chart • The Register 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.theregister.co.uk [Source type: News]

.A rival chart called The Big Top 40 Show, is based on downloads and commercial radio airplay, which is broadcast on 140 commercial local radio stations.^ Hungary Radio Top 40 .
  • ChristinaMultimedia - Christina Statistics - Singles Chart History 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.christinamultimedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Top 40 Singles Charts .
  • Top 40 Singles Charts | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ COLLEGE TOP 20 Radio Charts .
  • Cashbox Magazine Music Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC cashboxmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.According to the canon of The Official Charts Company, the official British singles chart is the New Musical Express chart from 1952 to 1960; the Record Retailer chart from 1960 to 1969; and the Official UK Singles Chart from 1969 on.^ According to the Official UK Charts Company's statistics, as of July 2 2006 , 1,034 singles had topped the UK singles chart.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Today, the UK singles chart is organized by The Official UK Charts Company.

^ The first British singles chart was published in the November 14 1952 edition of the New Musical Express ( NME ).
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.According to the Official Charts Company's statistics, as of 7 March 2010, 1,123 singles have topped the UK singles chart.^ According to the Official UK Charts Company's statistics, as of July 2 2006 , 1,034 singles had topped the UK singles chart.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ OFFICIAL UK TOP 100 SELLING SINGLES: TOP 40 .

^ The top ten releases in the Official UK Albums Chart are: .
  • Lady GaGa returns to top of UK singles chart - new music news on inthenews.co.uk 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.inthenews.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The precise number is debatable due to the profusion of different competing charts during the 50s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, although the usual list used is that endorsed by the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles and subsequently adopted by The Official UK Charts Company.^ Today, the UK singles chart is organized by The Official UK Charts Company.

^ The Official UK Charts Company have adopted the Guinness solution as defining the official chart canon, however different approaches continue to exist.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Official Welsh Singles Chart 49.
  • Mariah Carey’s Seasonal Classics move up UK Charts - Mariah Carey Connection 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.mariahconnection.com [Source type: General]

The current number one on the Official UK Chart is Pass Out by Tinie Tempah as of 14 March 2010.

Contents

History

Early charts

.Singles charts based on sales of records were first published by the American Billboard magazine as early as 1940. In that respect the United Kingdom could be said to have been slow to pick up on the idea.^ Singles sales hit record high .
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^ Billboard Single Sales : 22 .
  • "to venus and back" - Music Chart Watch 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC thedent.com [Source type: General]

^ UK Top 100 Singles chart is compiled by Official UK Charts Company and based on singles sales of The United Kingdom.

.The first British singles chart based on sales, was published in the 14 November 1952 edition of the New Musical Express (NME).^ The first British singles chart was published in the November 14 1952 edition of the New Musical Express ( NME ).
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The charts are published by music magazine Billboard.
  • UK singer Lewis tops U.S. album and singles charts| Reuters 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reuters.com [Source type: General]

^ UK Chart Singles 1 November 2009 .
  • se71: UK Chart Singles 8 November 2009 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC se71.org [Source type: General]

.Even then, it was at first little more than a gimmick, compared to the more prestigious sheet music charts.^ Alexandra Burke's "Bad Boys," which had sold more than 185,000 in its first week.
  • Cheryl Cole debuts atop U.K. singles chart| Reuters 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reuters.com [Source type: General]

^ Fearless has already been certified 4 x platinum in the US, and become the first 2009 album to sell more than one million copies.
  • UK and US Ringtone Charts: 22nd November 2009 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.xingtone.com [Source type: General]

^ The UK music singles chart has been revamped, allowing downloads to be counted even if the CD single version is not available in stores.
  • UK singles chart gets new downloads rules - Computer Business Review : News 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cbronline.com [Source type: News]

.These had been produced on and off since 1936, and in their turn formed the basis of the first-ever chart countdown show on Radio Luxembourg.^ The official real time iTunes Music Chart, as used by the The Big Top 40 Show and used as a basis for the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show every Sunday.
  • UK Top 100 Songs in iTunes - DJ Code Blue Music Download Store 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC musicstore.djcodeblue.com [Source type: General]

^ Runners-up on the hit British TV talent show last year, JLS knocked Cheryl Cole, a judge on the show, off pole position to become the first British act since 2006 to have had two number one singles in the same year, the Official Charts Company said.
  • JLS Top Singles Chart - Musicrooms.net 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.musicrooms.net [Source type: General]

^ Shows like "Britain's Got Talent" and "The X Factor" — which produced last week's chart-topper, Leona Lewis — help viewers bond with artists, he said.
  • Susan Boyle's Debut Album Tops UK Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.myfoxaustin.com [Source type: General]

.The new sales chart was a tool in the circulation war against NME's much older (and more popular) rival Melody Maker.^ It was at first little more than a gimmick, a tool in the circulation war against NME 's much older (and more popular) rival Melody Maker .
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The aim is to make the charts more representative of what consumers are actually buying and revitalise an institution that was looking past its sell-by date after years of declining sales.
  • Singles chart remix to favour golden oldies - News, Music - The Independent 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ From 1960 until 1969, the chart was compiled by combining the charts of four music magazines of the time, namely 'Record Mirror, Melody Maker, New Musical Express and Disc and Music Echo.
  • Radio Rewind - The Sunday Top 40 Chart Show 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.radiorewind.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The chart, described as a top 12 although the first one actually listed 15 records due to tied positions, was the creation of the paper's advertising manager, Percy Dickins, who compiled it by telephoning around 20 major record stores and aggregating their sales reports.^ COLLEGE TOP 20 Radio Charts .
  • Cashbox Magazine Music Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC cashboxmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The first ever Top 75 Chart: .

^ It is the first time ever that the top 6 positions are all new entries on the chart.

.He would continue to personally oversee the compilation of the chart well into the 1960s.^ He would continue to personally oversee the compilation of the chart well into the 1960s.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
  • UK Singles Charts History - The Story of the Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.wwwk.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Meanwhile, The Official UK Charts Company, which compiles the weekly New Music Chart for BBC 6 Music, in April integrated legal digital downloads into its Official Singles Chart.

^ From 1983 the charts were compiled with the aid of GALLUP. Until 1987 Radio1 would announce the chart Tuesdays and play it the following Sunday.
  • Radio Rewind - The Sunday Top 40 Chart Show 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.radiorewind.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The chart rapidly became one of the paper's most popular features.^ The chart rapidly became one of the paper's most popular features.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
  • UK Singles Charts History - The Story of the Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.wwwk.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Most Popular Searches Top Ten Songs top 10 musics top song charts Top 100 Country Songs Top 40 Music Hits Related Topics .

^ Yet a nother chart topper put them equal with Cliff Richard in the most number ones list.
  • The UK Number Ones : 2005 to present 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.onlineweb.com [Source type: General]

.After only a few weeks, it started being quoted in record company advertisements and press releases.^ It is being heavily advertised by Atlantic Records.
  • James Blunt :: View topic - Album & Singles Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC forum.jamesblunt.com [Source type: General]

^ After only a few weeks, it started being quoted in record company advertisements and press releases.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
  • UK Singles Charts History - The Story of the Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.wwwk.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ If Cliff Richard doesn't score a chart topper in the next few weeks, his record of having a No 1 in every decade since 1730 will be wiped out.
  • Tag: Charts - UK-Dance 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.uk-dance.org [Source type: General]

.In October 1954 it expanded to a Top 20 and in April 1956 to a Top 30. The chart also spawned imitators; Record Mirror launched its own chart in 1955 and Melody Maker on 7 April 1956. However, none of this meant that the sheet music chart became redundant overnight.^ The charts were extended on 1st October 1954 to a Top 20: .

^ COLLEGE TOP 20 Radio Charts .
  • Cashbox Magazine Music Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC cashboxmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It became a top 20 from 1954 and the Top 30 was available from 1956.
  • Radio Rewind - The Sunday Top 40 Chart Show 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.radiorewind.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For a few more years it was still regarded as important, and was probably more accurately compiled, but the sales chart was the chart of the future.^ Blur may have got those all important chart eligible sales, but their getting to number one owed more to people buying two formats of the same single than it did to the sheer weight of numbers purchasing the CD. .
  • The new UK digital singles chart tries to avoid the old hype - Martin Belam's currybetdotnet blog - 7 January, 2007 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.currybet.net [Source type: General]

^ The UK singles charts compilation began way back in 1952, when a Top 12 was based on sales figures given to music journal NME by a few record stores.
  • Radio Rewind - The Sunday Top 40 Chart Show 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.radiorewind.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The aim is to make the charts more representative of what consumers are actually buying and revitalise an institution that was looking past its sell-by date after years of declining sales.
  • Singles chart remix to favour golden oldies - News, Music - The Independent 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

.The forerunner of today's official chart first appeared in the music trade publication Record Retailer (now Music Week) in March 1960 as a Top 50, but was not immediately recognised as the definitive chart in the country.^ Since then it, and its successors, have been published every week by Record Retailer and then Music Week .
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The forerunner of today's official chart first appeared in the music trade publication Record Retailer (now Music Week ) in 1960 as a Top 50, but was not immediately recognised as the definitive chart in the country.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The first ever Top 75 Chart: .

.Arguably, the NME chart was still the most recognised chart, and had the advantage of widespread exposure due to its use by Radio Luxembourg.^ Arguably, the NME chart was still the most recognised chart, and had the advantage of widespread exposure due to its use by Radio Luxembourg .
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Arguably, the NME chart was still the most recognised chart, and had the advantage of widespread exposure due to its use by Radio Luxembourg.
  • UK Singles Charts History - The Story of the Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.wwwk.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The official real time iTunes Music Chart, as used by the The Big Top 40 Show and used as a basis for the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show every Sunday.
  • UK Top 100 Songs in iTunes - DJ Code Blue Music Download Store 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC musicstore.djcodeblue.com [Source type: General]

.Throughout the sixties, the various different charts vied for public recognition, leading to some historical anomalies - for example, The Beatles' second single "Please Please Me" was listed at number one on most charts, but not in Record Retailer.^ Here are the details of this single in different charts: .

^ Throughout the sixties, the various different charts vied for public recognition, leading to some historical anomalies — for example, The Beatles ' second single " Please Please Me " was a number one on most charts, but not in Record Retailer .
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The second number on each listing is weeks on the chart.

.To add to the confusion, the chart used by the BBC on their popular shows Pick of the Pops and Top Of The Pops, in an effort to remain impartial, was actually calculated by averaging out all the others, and so did not agree with any of them, and was prone to tied positions, the most notorious example being when three records (The Beach Boys "Do It Again", The Bee Gees "I've Gotta Get a Message to You", and Herb Alpert's "This Guy's In Love With You") tied at Number 1 in Summer 1968. There were also charts, such as that used in the mid 1960s by the "pirate" station Radio London (the "Fab 40"), which, because of the size of the audience, were influential, but were essentially airplay charts (allegedly influenced by payola) and bore no relation to sales.^ Unlike Gee Whizz It's You , they failed to chart and it seems they did not get the radio airplay.
  • Cliff Richard Song Database - Cliff Richard UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cliffrichardsongs.com [Source type: General]

^ BBC Radio 1 - Listen to and interact with all of Radio 1's shows.
  • BBC - Radio 1 - BBC Radio 1's Chart Show with Reggie Yates - UK Top 40 Dance Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • BBC - Radio 1 - BBC Radio 1's Chart Show with Reggie Yates - The Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Radio 1 Top 40 Chart .

.In February 1969 a more reliable chart emerged, from an alliance between the BBC and Record Retailer.^ In 1969 a truly reliable, official chart emerged, from an alliance between the BBC and Record Retailer.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Due to concerns over 'fixing' the charts by unscrupulous promoters buying large quantities of records at key shops in order to increase the chart position, the collating method was changed in February 1969.
  • Radio Rewind - The Sunday Top 40 Chart Show 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.radiorewind.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The UK's single releases are behind again!  The charts for 19th & 26th February 2000 see 3 more singles hit the charts on import sales only.

.For the first time a professional polling organisation, BMRB, was commissioned to oversee the chart, and a pool of 500 record shops was used, more than twice as many as had been used for any previous chart.^ The first chart terminals appeared in record shops in 1984.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
  • UK Singles Charts History - The Story of the Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.wwwk.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ For the first time a professional polling organisation, BMRB , was commissioned to oversee the chart, and a pool of 500 record shops was used " more than twice as many as had been used for any previous chart.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ For the first time a professional polling organisation, BMRB, was commissioned to oversee the chart, and a pool of 500 record shops was used - more than twice as many as had been used for any previous chart.
  • UK Singles Charts History - The Story of the Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.wwwk.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The new Official Top 50, computer-compiled for the first time, was inaugurated in the week ending 12 February 1969. Since then it, and its successors, have been published every week by Record Retailer and then Music Week.^ Since then it, and its successors, have been published every week by Record Retailer and then Music Week .
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The new Official Top 50 was inaugurated in the week ending 12 February 1969.
  • UK Singles Charts History - The Story of the Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.wwwk.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ It is the first time ever that the top 6 positions are all new entries on the chart.

In May 1978, the singles chart was expanded from a Top 50 to a Top 75.

Updated 2007

Electronic Age

.In January 1983; BMRB lost their contract to Gallup, who arranged for electronic data gathering to replace the old sales diary method of compilation, which as well as being reliant on the smooth running of the postal service (as had been demonstrated by a two month long postal strike in early 1971), was also vulnerable to anyone wanting to manipulate the charts (as revealed in a 1980 exposé by World in Action).^ The chart week runs from Sunday to Saturday, with the chart being compiled on a Sunday afternoon.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The chart was increased again on 8 January 1983.

^ Gallup's contract was to run out by the end of January 1994.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.Although Gallup had been producing the charts since 1983, the first chart terminals appeared in record shops in 1984. As a result, in October 1987, it was now possible for the chart, incorporating sales up to close of business on Saturday, to be announced on Sunday afternoon, rather than being delayed until Tuesday (or even Wednesday following a bank holiday) as was previously the case.^ The chart week runs from Sunday to Saturday, with the chart being compiled on a Sunday afternoon.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The first chart terminals appeared in record shops in 1984.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
  • UK Singles Charts History - The Story of the Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.wwwk.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Until 1983, the chart was made available on Tuesdays.
  • UK MUSIC CHARTS, EVERY UK No.1 SINGLE, BRITISH NUMBER ONE HITS 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC bittersuiteband.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.From this time on, the Sunday BBC Radio 1 chart show would broadcast a new chart for the first time rather than give the final run-down of a chart that had been around for the past five days.^ It is the first time ever that the top 6 positions are all new entries on the chart.

^ EPs were allowed into the main singles chart from that point on, just in time for The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour to enjoy a chart run which peaked at #2.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Still i guess it's down to the stubborn radio stations yet again not giving Darren the credit he deserves.
  • MMI in the UK Singles Chart - Darren Hayes Forums 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.darrenhayes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The chart was still officially a Top 75. However, in January 1983 Gallup started producing a "Next 25" section, i.e. positions 76-100, and this was printed in the official trade magazine Music Week and also Record Mirror from then on. This section was not however an accurate reflection of sales. .Discs that that been falling by more than a certain amount were excluded, allowing others to climb to positions they did not really hold.^ Cliff emerges as The Ultimate Pop Star as Channel 4 show reveals that Cliff has sold more singles than any other artist in the past 50 years.
  • William's Cliff Chart Site - Cliff Richard 2000 UK Chart Placings 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cliffchartsite.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Entered the charts at number 2, climbed to number 1 the following week and managed to hold off Westlife for the toppest of top positions on the 24th December.
  • UK Christmas/Xmas Number One Chart Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.ccl4.org [Source type: General]

^ We did do it and several million copies later, I realized that he knew more than me."
  • 1974 ~ Best Selling Singles (UK) 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

.If a former hit showed a small increase in sales (perhaps by being sold at cut-price to clear the remaining copies from stores quickly), it appeared as a re-entry when it had actually only gone back up a few places.^ Brushed off the number one spot by their former X-Factor rival, JLS must be getting to used to being number two… nevertheless, sales are already closing in on 200,000 copies.
  • UK and US Ringtone Charts: 22nd November 2009 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.xingtone.com [Source type: General]

^ So a billion ‘illicit’ files are being downloaded each year and yet we’re seeing record numbers of download sales?
  • p2pnet news » Blog Archive » ‘Explosive’ UK singles music market 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.p2pnet.net [Source type: General]

^ According to some chart show thingy, it was the biggest climber moving up 107 places to get to 38, so it'll probably climb next week as well.
  • • View topic - Take Me To The Hospital - Number 38 in the UK charts!?! 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC theprodigy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • • View topic - Take Me To The Hospital - Number 38 in the UK charts!?! 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.prodigy.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.By 1990 costs to produce the charts had risen to over £600,000. Gallup sampled (depending on source) 900 or 1,500 stores each week.^ Gallup sampled (depending on source) 900 or 1,500 stores each week.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ By 1990 costs to produce the charts had risen to over £600,000.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ In January 1991, CIN became a joint-venture between Music Week publisher Spotlight/Link House and the BPI. Each part pays 50% of the cost of the charts, which had then risen to £1 million, but also shares equally in the revenue.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.The trade association of UK record companies, British Phonographic Industry Ltd.^ The trade association of UK record companies, British Phonographic Industry Ltd.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The growth of downloads helped the UK singles market enjoy its best year in history last year, with 152.7m sold, 98% of which were bought digitally, the British Phonographic Industry has said.
  • This Week’s UK Charts for January 10th - Florence and the Machine, Indie Music 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC indieblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: General]

^ Despite being banned from radio and receiving many negative reviews the record reached Number 38 in the UK charts before being withdrawn by the record company.

.(BPI), announced in January the termination of the contracts with Gallup, Music Week and the BBC for 30 June 1990. On 1 July 1990, the publishing company of Music Week, Spotlight Publications/Link House Magazines, formed a new independent company, Chart Information Network Ltd.^ The charts are published by music magazine Billboard.
  • UK singer Lewis tops U.S. album and singles charts| Reuters 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reuters.com [Source type: General]

^ New music charts coming shortly .
  • DVDfever.co.uk - Charts, News and Reviews of Blu-rays, DVDs, Games, CDs, Hardware, Laserdiscs, Cinema Films & more 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.dvdfever.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ (BPI), announced in January the termination the contracts with Gallup , Music Week and the BBC for 30 June 1990.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.(CIN), to commission the charts.^ (CIN), to commission the charts.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.CIN co-operated with Gallup, the BBC and the British Association of Record Dealers (BARD).^ CIN co-operated with Gallup, the BBC and the British Association of Record Dealers (BARD).
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Data (from 1977's Guinness Book of British Hit Singles ) based on weekly chart compiled for Record Retailer and BBC by British Market Research Bureau .
  • One-hit wonders? PH in the UK charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.procolharum.com [Source type: General]

^ On 13 February 1969, the chart now compiled for Record Retailer (Music Week) and the BBC by British Market Research Bureau .

.Initially the BPI refused to get involved in CIN's Chart Supervisory Committee (CSC) or to authorise the charts.^ Initially the BPI refused to get involved in CIN's Chart Supervisory Committee (CSC) or to authorise the charts.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.In November 1990, the "Next 25" section of the UK singles chart, i.e., positions 76–100 with specially applied rules, ceased to be printed in the official trade magazine Music Week.^ In November 1990, the "Next 25" section of the UK singles chart, i.e., positions 76"100 with specially applied rules, ceased to be printed in the official trade magazine Music Week .
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ OFFICIAL UK TOP 100 SELLING SINGLES: TOP 40 .

^ UK Pop Music Charts November 10, 2005 .
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

Between 24 November 1990 and 6 April 1991, only Record Mirror continued to print the "Next 25".
.In January 1991, CIN became a joint-venture between Music Week publisher Spotlight/Link House and the BPI. Each part pays 50% of the cost of the charts, which had then risen to £1 million, but also shares equally in the revenue.^ In January 1991, CIN became a joint-venture between Music Week publisher Spotlight/Link House and the BPI. Each part pays 50% of the cost of the charts, which had then risen to £1 million, but also shares equally in the revenue.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The charts are published by music magazine Billboard.
  • UK singer Lewis tops U.S. album and singles charts| Reuters 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.reuters.com [Source type: General]

^ From this date the charts them became a Top 50 .

.The CSC now comprised members from Music Week, CIN, Gallup, the BBC, BARD, and the BPI. Subsequently CIN sought to open new marketing opportunities and sponsorship deals; these included premium-rate fax and telephone services and chart newsletters, Charts+Plus (published from May 1991 to November 1994) and Hit Music (published from September 1992 to May 2001).^ New music charts coming shortly .
  • DVDfever.co.uk - Charts, News and Reviews of Blu-rays, DVDs, Games, CDs, Hardware, Laserdiscs, Cinema Films & more 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.dvdfever.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The CSC now comprised members from Music Week , CIN, Gallup, the BBC, BARD, and the BPI. Subsequently CIN sought to open new marketing opportunities and sponsorship deals; these included premium-rate fax and telephone services and chart newsletters, Charts+Plus (published from May 1991 to November 1994) and Hit Music (published from September 1992 to May 2001).
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ In January 1991, CIN became a joint-venture between Music Week publisher Spotlight/Link House and the BPI. Each part pays 50% of the cost of the charts, which had then risen to £1 million, but also shares equally in the revenue.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.From May 1991, the newly established newsletter "Charts+Plus" featured the singles charts with positions 76–200 (plus artist albums positions 76–150, Top 50 compilations, and several genre and format charts.^ The complete UK charts, including the Top 200 Singles and Top 200 Artist Albums, is published by independent chart newsletter Charts Plus .
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The main singles and album charts are included.
  • everyHit.com - UK Top 40 Chart Archive, British Singles & Album Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.everyhit.com [Source type: General]

^ May 2006 UK Singles Chart .
  • Pet Shop Boys — News — UK Singles Chart 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.petshopboys.co.uk [Source type: General]

In September 1992, a second newsletter was created: "Hit Music" features, among other charts, the singles Top 75 plus a revived "Next 25".
.In early 1993, tenders were sought for the chart compilation contract.^ In early 1993, tenders were sought for the chart compilation contract.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.Gallup's contract was to run out by the end of January 1994. In April 1993, BARD renewed its contracts with CIN. The BARD member companies were to provide sales data exclusively to CIN. In May 1993, CIN announced that Millward Brown, subsidiary of global advertising, media and communications conglomerate WPP (headed by Sir Martin Sorrell), had won the chart contract.^ In April 1993, BARD renewed its contracts with CIN. The BARD member companies were to provide sales data exclusively to CIN. In May 1994, CIN announced that Millward Brown , subsidiary of market research company WPP, had won the chart contract.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ On 1 February 1994, Millward Brown took over as compiler of the CIN charts.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ February 1994 sees chart compilation taken over by Millward Brown.

.The main points of discussion were the rising costs, advances in technology, and better access to data.^ The main points of discussion were the rising costs, advances in technology, and better access to data.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.CIN would control the analysis of data and also own the copyright in all of Millward Brown's research.^ CIN would control the analysis of data and also own the copyright in all of Millward Brown's research.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ In April 1993, BARD renewed its contracts with CIN. The BARD member companies were to provide sales data exclusively to CIN. In May 1994, CIN announced that Millward Brown , subsidiary of market research company WPP, had won the chart contract.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ On 1 February 1994, Millward Brown took over as compiler of the CIN charts.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.On 1 February 1994, Millward Brown took over as compiler of the CIN charts.^ On 1 February 1994, Millward Brown took over as compiler of the CIN charts.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ February 1994 sees chart compilation taken over by Millward Brown.

^ In April 1993, BARD renewed its contracts with CIN. The BARD member companies were to provide sales data exclusively to CIN. In May 1994, CIN announced that Millward Brown , subsidiary of market research company WPP, had won the chart contract.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.The initial size of the sample was 1,250, rising to 1,600 by April 1994. The first chart based on Millward Brown data was published on 6 February 1994 (chart date: 12 February 1994).^ On 1 February 1994, Millward Brown took over as compiler of the CIN charts.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The initial size of the sample was 1,250, rising to 1,600 by April 1994.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ February 1994 sees chart compilation taken over by Millward Brown.

.In November 1994, Charts+Plus ceased publication, and Hit Music expanded its chart coverage to an uncompressed (in other words, not applying any special rules) Top 200 Singles, Top 150 Artists Albums and Top 50 Compilations.^ The complete UK charts, including the Top 200 Singles and Top 200 Artist Albums, is published by independent chart newsletter Charts Plus .
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Top Hits of 1994 .
  • The UK Best Selling Singles Of The 1990's 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.mattscdsingles.com [Source type: General]

^ In November 1994, Charts Plus ceased publication, and Hit Music expanded its chart coverage to an uncompressed (in other words, not applying any special rules) Top 200 Singles, Top 150 Artists Albums and Top 50 Compilations.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

In November 1996 the Artist Albums chart extended to a Top 200.
In November 2001 Chart Information Network (CIN) changed its name to "The Official UK Charts Company".
.With its edition no.439 in May 2001, Hit Music ceased publication.^ With its edition no.439 in May 2001, Hit Music ceased publication.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ In November 1994, Charts Plus ceased publication, and Hit Music expanded its chart coverage to an uncompressed (in other words, not applying any special rules) Top 200 Singles, Top 150 Artists Albums and Top 50 Compilations.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Guinness World Records: British Hit Singles (16th Edition) by David Roberts (Editor) ( Paperback - 23 May 2003) .
  • Amazon.co.uk: hit singles: Books 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

.By September 2001, chart enthusiast Herman Verkade entered a licensing agreement with CIN and created an independent new chart publication: ChartsPlus, covering the Top 75 Singles chart plus compressed positions 76–200, as well as the Top 200 artist albums chart, Top 50 compilations, and many other format and genre charts.^ The complete UK charts, including the Top 200 Singles and Top 200 Artist Albums, is published by independent chart newsletter Charts Plus .
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ In November 1994, Charts Plus ceased publication, and Hit Music expanded its chart coverage to an uncompressed (in other words, not applying any special rules) Top 200 Singles, Top 150 Artists Albums and Top 50 Compilations.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ By September 2001, chart enthusiast Herman Verkade entered a licensing agreement with CIN and created an independent new chart publication: Charts Plus , covering the Top 75 Singles chart plus compressed positions 76"200, as well as the Top 200 artist albums chart, Top 50 compilations, and many other format and genre charts.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

The Internet Age

.In 2005 Wes Butters presented the last ever UK Top 40 concluding his time at Radio 1. The chart show was then radically re branded for the chart week ending 16 April, the first singles chart combining physical release sales with legal downloads began.^ It was McGraw's first visit to the UK charts.
  • The UK Number Ones : 2005 to present 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.onlineweb.com [Source type: General]

^ UK Top 40 Singles Chart - Sunday 03 January 2010 UK Top 40 Singles Chart - Sunday 03 January 2010 .
  • UK Top 40 Singles Chart - Sunday 03 January 2010 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.rawdownloads.com [Source type: General]

^ At the same time, a single’s average chart run passed 10 weeks for the first time ever.
  • The Strange Death of the UK Charts | FreakyTrigger 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC freakytrigger.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Several test charts, and finally an actual download sales chart on its own, were published in 2004, but this combination within the official singles chart reflected a changing era, where sales of the physical single were falling while download sales were rising.^ Several test charts, and finally an actual download sales chart on its own, were published in 2004, but this combination within the official singles chart reflected a changing era, where sales of the physical single were falling while download sales were rising.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The app includes several charts – the Official Singles Chart, Official Album Chart, and a new chart called the Official Mobile Download Chart, based on OTA sales of songs to mobile handsets.
  • Music Ally | Blog Archive » iPhone app to spotlight UK music charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC musically.com [Source type: General]
  • Music Ally | Blog Archive » iPhone app to spotlight UK music charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC musically.com [Source type: General]

^ BPI chairperson Peter Jamieson said: “The inclusion of download formats in the Official UK Singles Chart is the most significant development in the charts for 20 years.” .
  • Downloads heading for UK singles chart — Welcome to Netimperative.com 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.netimperative.com [Source type: General]

.On 17 April 2005, hosts JK and Joel commented during the broadcast on BBC Radio 1 that the incorporation of download sales had resulted in an approximate doubling of singles sales on the week.^ On 17 April 2005, hosts JK and Joel commented during the broadcast on BBC Radio 1 that the incorporation of download sales had resulted in an approximate doubling of singles sales on the week.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The app includes several charts – the Official Singles Chart, Official Album Chart, and a new chart called the Official Mobile Download Chart, based on OTA sales of songs to mobile handsets.
  • Music Ally | Blog Archive » iPhone app to spotlight UK music charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC musically.com [Source type: General]
  • Music Ally | Blog Archive » iPhone app to spotlight UK music charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC musically.com [Source type: General]

^ Black Eyed Peas , Cascada and Ne*Yo all charted early as a result, and on April 2 2006, " Crazy " by Gnarls Barkley became the first song to top the charts on music download sales alone[ 1 ].
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.For the first week's combined chart, however, the impact of this doubling was not readily apparent at the top of the chart, although a few singles in the middle positions benefited.^ The first ever Top 75 Chart: .

^ It is the first time ever that the top 6 positions are all new entries on the chart.

^ Aria Charts: Top 50 Singles .
  • Kelly Clarkson Kellyville - On The Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC kckellyville.com [Source type: General]

.Initially, the British Association of Record Dealers were worried about the popularity of downloading taking away business from the high street.^ The Official UK Charts are run by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC), a 50/50 joint venture between the BPI and the British Association of Record Dealers (BARD).
  • Downloads heading for UK singles chart — Welcome to Netimperative.com 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.netimperative.com [Source type: General]

^ CIN co-operated with Gallup, the BBC and the British Association of Record Dealers (BARD).
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The trade association of UK record companies, British Phonographic Industry Ltd.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.June 2007" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] They also complained that including singles that were not available physically would confuse customers and create gaps in stores' sale racks.^ Top 40 Singles The moment you've been waiting for, from 4:45pm we count down the country's top 40 selling singles, taking into account physical sales and downloads.

^ However when the new style charts are introduced it is expected they will follow the trend in the UK where sales of digital downloads have more than tripled in the last year and now account for over 50% of the singles market.
  • Mi2N.com - Irish Singles Chart Historic Change 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.mi2n.com [Source type: General]

^ I can see why they're doing it - what with digital downloads having overtaken sales of CD and vinyl singles.
  • New look singles chart: anarchy in the UK? | Media | guardian.co.uk 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.But they did agree to the new rules provided that digital sales were only included to a single's sales tally so long as there was a physical equivalent sold in shops at the time.^ Only three formats can be included in a single's sales.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Initially, download sales were only counted in determining a song's chart position only if there was a physical equivalent sold in shops at the time.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Plus, it's been a very long time since a band could get away with titling a single "Urban Guerilla" without the thought police coming to knock on their door.
  • Total Chaos (The Singles Collection) by Chaos UK - Download Total Chaos (The Singles Collection) on iTunes 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC itunes.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

However, as there was no rule for the minimum number of pressings, Gorillaz got round this by releasing just 300 vinyl copies of their single "Feel Good Inc." on 12 April 2005, a month before its general release. .This allowed it to debut in the chart at number 22 (eventually reaching number 2) and remain in the Top 40 for a longer period.^ ARC Weekly Top 40 Charts .

^ This allowed it to chart at 22 and remain in the Top 40 for a longer period.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The official real time iTunes Music Chart, as used by the The Big Top 40 Show and used as a basis for the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show every Sunday.
  • UK Top 100 Songs in iTunes - DJ Code Blue Music Download Store 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC musicstore.djcodeblue.com [Source type: General]

.After pressure from elsewhere in the music industry, a second compromise was reached in 2006, which now allowed singles to chart on downloads the week before their physical release.^ Charts and the music industry .
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ A second compromise in 2006, aiming to protect the "physical" single and non-internet owning customers, now allows singles to chart on downloads the day before their physical release.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ EPs were allowed into the main singles chart from that point on, just in time for The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour to enjoy a chart run which peaked at #2.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.Black Eyed Peas and Ne*Yo charted early as a result, and on 2 April 2006, "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley became the first song to top the charts on music download sales alone.^ Black Eyed Peas ft.
  • “Gotta Get Thru This”: Dom Passantino’s Survey of the New Millenium’s UK #1 Singles - Article - Stylus Magazine 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Black Eyed Peas , Cascada and Ne*Yo all charted early as a result, and on April 2 2006, " Crazy " by Gnarls Barkley became the first song to top the charts on music download sales alone[ 1 ].
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ From this date the charts them became a Top 50 .

.As part of the revised rules, singles would now be removed from the chart two weeks after the deletion of the physical formats, which meant "Crazy" fell out of the chart 11 weeks later from number 5, and a subsequent chart-topper, Nelly Furtado's "Maneater", disappeared from number 10. This was in addition to the already in-force rule that in order to be eligible for the chart, the physical single had to have been released within the last twelve months.^ Last week: Number 31 .
  • Big Top 40 Show | UK Top 40 Music Chart 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.bigtop40.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Last week: Number 3 .
  • Big Top 40 Show | UK Top 40 Music Chart 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.bigtop40.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I am NOT regurgitating the charts from last week.

.This was a very unpopular decision with chart followers, as it made a mockery of the charts apparently fairly representing the biggest selling singles.^ The aim is to make the charts more representative of what consumers are actually buying and revitalise an institution that was looking past its sell-by date after years of declining sales.
  • Singles chart remix to favour golden oldies - News, Music - The Independent 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ It's great about the album but I'm still very confused as to why 'Same Mistake' the single isn't in the charts.
  • James Blunt :: View topic - Album & Singles Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC forum.jamesblunt.com [Source type: General]

^ The following songs reached number-one on the Italian singles chart: • 1987 "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" • 1990 "I`m Your Baby Tonight" .
  • Chart Positions - WWW.WHITNEY-INFO.COM 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.whitney-info.com [Source type: General]

It meant a song could sell enough to be number one, but because it had been deleted 2 weeks earlier it wouldn't even be in the Top 200.
.Over the coming months digital sales continued to increase whilst physical sales continued to fall, which saw more and more artists entering the top 40 early, and fewer and fewer singles entering the chart directly at number 1. Whilst initially the proportion of digital sales to physical sales in the combined tally was relatively low, a majority of singles are now seeing more than 50% of their sales coming from online.^ Richard Skinner Top 40 Chart .
  • Radio Rewind - The Sunday Top 40 Chart Show 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.radiorewind.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wes Butters Top 40 Chart .
  • Radio Rewind - The Sunday Top 40 Chart Show 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.radiorewind.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Digital Sales Top 100 .
  • UK Singles Top 40 @ Top40-Charts.com - 40 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 25 Countries 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC top40-charts.com [Source type: General]

.Sales through mobile phones and video downloads are now also counted.^ From Monday, all download sales will count - including album tracks and old numbers given a new lease of life by use in advertising or a film.
  • Singles chart remix to favour golden oldies - News, Music - The Independent 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Initially, download sales were only counted in determining a song's chart position only if there was a physical equivalent sold in shops at the time.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Until now, downloads only counted towards the charts if a physical copy was available in the shops.
  • Change to music chart rules could kill singles - Telegraph 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

.February 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] , but it is no longer expected that sales data of ringtones will ever be included.^ From Monday, chart position will no longer be pegged to the sale of a CD single or seven-inch vinyl release.
  • Singles chart remix to favour golden oldies - News, Music - The Independent 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

.On 1 January 2007 the integration of downloaded music into the charts became complete when all downloads - with or without a physical equivalent - became eligible to chart.^ Music's very own chart expert James Masterton casts a weekly eye over all the weekly comings and goings in the UK charts.
  • Yahoo! Music - your source of great content from Chart Watch UK by James Masterton 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC new.uk.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Chart Watch UK - June 2009 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC new.uk.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In January 1991, CIN became a joint-venture between Music Week publisher Spotlight/Link House and the BPI. Each part pays 50% of the cost of the charts, which had then risen to £1 million, but also shares equally in the revenue.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Black Eyed Peas , Cascada and Ne*Yo all charted early as a result, and on April 2 2006, " Crazy " by Gnarls Barkley became the first song to top the charts on music download sales alone[ 1 ].
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.This saw a few singles gain publicity: the aforementioned "Crazy" and "Maneater", still selling strongly on downloads some time after their physical equivalents had been deleted, both returned to the chart along with several others that had been removed in the preceding months.^ ISRC codes for individual tracks Promotional tracks (free to consumer tracks) will not be chart eligible The new rules remove the fudge that physical singles could only chart for a certain period of time, and the chart lifespan of a digital download was tied to the amount of time a single was available in shops.
  • The new UK digital singles chart tries to avoid the old hype - Martin Belam's currybetdotnet blog - 7 January, 2007 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.currybet.net [Source type: General]

^ With a high priority single, a chart return shop might get off-the-record offers like "You'll get 10 free copies of a big selling CD if such-and-such a single goes top twenty next week".
  • The new UK digital singles chart tries to avoid the old hype - Martin Belam's currybetdotnet blog - 7 January, 2007 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.currybet.net [Source type: General]

^ Several test charts, and finally an actual download sales chart on its own, were published in 2004, but this combination within the official singles chart reflected a changing era, where sales of the physical single were falling while download sales were rising.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

."Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol surged back in at a Top 10 position (number 9, just three places below the peak it had reached the previous September), while "Honey to the Bee" by Billie Piper, following a tongue-in-cheek promotional push by Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles to test out the new chart rules, reappeared at number 17, almost eight years after its original chart run.^ It is the first time ever that the top 6 positions are all new entries on the chart.

^ It remained on the UK chart for 17 weeks and peaked at Number Five.
  • 1970 ~ Best Selling Singles (UK) 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ This new chart rule was controversial.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.The second song to return to the Top 40 several years after its first hit run was "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans, which reappeared at number 32 a full decade after it originally topped the chart.^ Satisfy You - Puff Daddy ft.
  • NOVEMBER Past Music Charts ~ UK and US 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC philbrodieband.com [Source type: General]

^ Puff Daddy & Faith Evans, I'll Be Missing You 28/6/1997 July 771.
  • UK MUSIC CHARTS, EVERY UK No.1 SINGLE, BRITISH NUMBER ONE HITS 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC bittersuiteband.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ ARC Weekly Top 40 Charts .

.The impetus this time was Puff Daddy's recent performance of a new version of the track at the Princess Diana Memorial Concert at Wembley.^ Livin' Thing Running Time: 3:32 This song is the same as the A New World Record album version.
  • Jeff Lynne Song Database - Electric Light Orchestra UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.jefflynnesongs.com [Source type: General]

^ Telephone Line Running Time: 4:38 This song is the same as the A New World Record album version.
  • Jeff Lynne Song Database - Electric Light Orchestra UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.jefflynnesongs.com [Source type: General]

^ Surrender Running Time: 2:37 This song the same as the A New World Record remaster album version.
  • Jeff Lynne Song Database - Electric Light Orchestra UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.jefflynnesongs.com [Source type: General]

.Two months later Luciano Pavarotti's "Nessun Dorma" returned to the chart at number 24 in the week following his death, 17 years after it was first a hit, climbing subsequently to number 12, while a drumming gorilla in a Dairy Milk television advert helped "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins to climb to number 14, 26 years after it was first a hit and 19 years since its last chart appearance as a re-mix.^ Last week: Number 31 .
  • Big Top 40 Show | UK Top 40 Music Chart 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.bigtop40.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Last week: Number 3 .
  • Big Top 40 Show | UK Top 40 Music Chart 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.bigtop40.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I am NOT regurgitating the charts from last week.

None of these songs had been officially re-issued.
."Blag, Steal and Borrow" by Koopa became the first song to chart without ever being released physically (and the first by an unsigned band to do so).^ Black Eyed Peas , Cascada and Ne*Yo all charted early as a result, and on April 2 2006, " Crazy " by Gnarls Barkley became the first song to top the charts on music download sales alone[ 1 ].
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Another promised side effect of the new rules is that album tracks and songs that gain sales due to seasonal factors (like Last Christmas) will be able to chart without being physically re-released.
  • The new UK digital singles chart tries to avoid the old hype - Martin Belam's currybetdotnet blog - 7 January, 2007 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.currybet.net [Source type: General]

^ Physical sales are still an important part of the chart, however, with songs rarely reaching the Top 10 on downloads alone.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.Later in the year they would do it again twice, with "One Off Song for the Summer" and "The Crash" reaching #21 and #16 respectively, while the band remained unsigned until the following year.^ In 1992, signed to RCA, they would famously release one limited-edition single every month of the year, briefly charting each one.
  • Indie Hits "W" 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC cherryred.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I agree about ATLS being a long term album, one that people may hold off buying until they've heard one or two other tracks (I know thats what I'm doing with KT Tunstall's album ...
  • James Blunt :: View topic - Album & Singles Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC forum.jamesblunt.com [Source type: General]

^ Its latest revival makes it, nearly 16 years after its initial release, the oldest album to reach number one, and marks the culmination of its massive revival in the wake of the success of the Mamma Mia!
  • El Foro de Mangaka & Jordi - UK CHARTS (6º) - Foro de Listas de Ventas, Airplay, Downloads... 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC foromjworldpage.mforos.com [Source type: General]

.Following the cancellation of its physical release "Say It Right" by Nelly Furtado was the first Top 10 hit to get through its entire chart career without a single copy ever appearing in any shop.^ The first chart terminals appeared in record shops in 1984.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Chipmunk tops the UK singles chart .
  • Chipmunk tops the UK singles chart | News | NME.COM 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: General]

^ That’s right, a month of the year has released a single.

."Lord Don't Slow Me Down" by Oasis became the second, "Violet Hill" by Coldplay the third, and "Disturbia" by Rihanna the fourth, while "Candyman" by Christina Aguilera had a chart run that took it into the Top 20 (number 17) entirely on downloads.^ It's obvious from the chart that Xanadu and Don't Bring Me Down were top charting songs.
  • Jeff Lynne Song Database - Electric Light Orchestra UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.jefflynnesongs.com [Source type: General]

^ (Top 100; no chart runs) .

^ EPs were allowed into the main singles chart from that point on, just in time for The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour to enjoy a chart run which peaked at #2.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.However, it was only a matter of time before there was a number 1 hit never released physically.^ The album hit number 1, that's all the matters.
  • • View topic - Take Me To The Hospital - Number 38 in the UK charts!?! 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC theprodigy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • • View topic - Take Me To The Hospital - Number 38 in the UK charts!?! 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.prodigy.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ BPI executive chairman Peter Jamieson said: "With these ever improving services and applications in place it can only be a matter of time before mobile downloads too are considered for inclusion in the singles chart."
  • UK Singles Chart to incorporate downloads — Welcome to Netimperative.com 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.netimperative.com [Source type: General]

^ I have never given a fuck about Prodigy in the charts, non of that ever mattered , I only ever started listening to them on pirate radio anyway.
  • • View topic - Take Me To The Hospital - Number 38 in the UK charts!?! 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC theprodigy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • • View topic - Take Me To The Hospital - Number 38 in the UK charts!?! 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.prodigy.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This honour went to Run by Leona Lewis, the 11th song in total to reach number 1 on downloads alone, but unlike the previous ten, it did not go on to receive a physical release in subsequent weeks (it should be pointed out though that it has been released physically overseas, for example in Germany).^ Download Happy - Leona Lewis in iTunes .
  • UK Top 100 Songs in iTunes - DJ Code Blue Music Download Store 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC musicstore.djcodeblue.com [Source type: General]

^ The first number one from downloads alone.
  • “Gotta Get Thru This”: Dom Passantino’s Survey of the New Millenium’s UK #1 Singles - Article - Stylus Magazine 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ The Priests remain in second place with their self-titled debut disc, followed by Leona Lewis's Spirit at number three and Beyonc's I Am...
  • Music - News - Alexandra Burke tops Irish singles chart - Digital Spy 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.digitalspy.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The second time this happened was on 20 December 2009 when Killing in the Name by Rage Against the Machine got the Christmas No.^ Why a Rage Against the Machine Christmas No 1 would be a great pop moment .
  • UK charts | Music | guardian.co.uk 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ December 3, 2009 at 11:20 pm .
  • ‘Rated R’ Flops On UK Chart | ..::That Grape Juice // ThatGrapeJuice.net::.. || Thirsty? 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC thatgrapejuice.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dec 2009: Zack de la Rocha utters F-word during breakfast-time performance of song vying with X Factor winner's tune for Christmas No 1.
  • UK charts | Music | guardian.co.uk 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.1 single as a result of a Facebook campaign group urging people to download the song in a bid to prevent The X Factor winning song from gaining the Christmas No.^ Even download singles still have this extra song(s) included, such as the song Slow Down being packaged in a bundle and included with the download only single for The Day That I Stop Loving You .
  • Cliff Richard Song Database - Cliff Richard UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cliffrichardsongs.com [Source type: General]

^ The Song can be Downloaded anyhow, but a lot of people like to have a CD - so, they'll buy the Album - to get the Title Track.....
  • Story Of A Heart enters UK charts at #29 | icethesite 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.icethesite.com [Source type: General]

^ The 2007 X-Factor winner, predictably, took the No 1 spot, making three winners in a row to take the Christmas No 1.
  • The UK Number Ones : 2005 to present 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.onlineweb.com [Source type: General]

1 single again after four consecutive years. .It is also the first time that a song has reached No.^ The only other first-time songs ...

^ Manhattan Rumble (49th Street Massacre) Running Time: 4:25 This song is the same as the No Answer version.
  • Jeff Lynne Song Database - Electric Light Orchestra UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.jefflynnesongs.com [Source type: General]

^ Overture Running Time: 4:04 This song is edited from the No Answer album version and fades about 10 seconds after the last chorus.
  • Jeff Lynne Song Database - Electric Light Orchestra UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.jefflynnesongs.com [Source type: General]

.1 on downloads alone without being a new release, as the song was originally released in 1992 and was a No.^ Physical sales are still an important part of the chart, however, with songs rarely reaching the Top 10 on downloads alone.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ History was made by this single, as it had no physical CD-single release in the UK, being available to the public by internet download only.
  • The UK Number Ones : 2005 to present 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.onlineweb.com [Source type: General]

^ I counted 10 old christmas songs in the charts, which doesn't help any of the new release songs.
  • James Blunt :: View topic - Album & Singles Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC forum.jamesblunt.com [Source type: General]

.25 hit at that time, but reached the No.^ Manhattan Rumble (49th Street Massacre) Running Time: 4:25 This song is the same as the No Answer version.
  • Jeff Lynne Song Database - Electric Light Orchestra UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.jefflynnesongs.com [Source type: General]

1 spot 17 years later.
.New rules were added to the chart on 16 September 2007 to include one track CD singles with a limit of 15 minutes and to retail at a minimum of 69p per one track CD single.^ This new chart rule was controversial.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1992, signed to RCA, they would famously release one limited-edition single every month of the year, briefly charting each one.
  • Indie Hits "W" 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC cherryred.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ This more genre-specific chart was introduced in 1981 (as 'Album Rock Tracks') and relies more significantly on radio airplay than the main singles chart does.
  • The Rolling Stones: Complete Singles Chart Entries [US& UK, 1963-2006] 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.beatzenith.com [Source type: General]

.One noticeable effect that the new chart rules have had, has been to show up the staying power of many downloads, especially if a physical copy is no longer (or never has been) available.^ This new chart rule was controversial.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ According to some chart show thingy, it was the biggest climber moving up 107 places to get to 38, so it'll probably climb next week as well.
  • • View topic - Take Me To The Hospital - Number 38 in the UK charts!?! 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC theprodigy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • • View topic - Take Me To The Hospital - Number 38 in the UK charts!?! 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.prodigy.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CHARTS: Peter Kay vs Alicia Keys - Who got the new No.1...?
  • DVDfever.co.uk - Charts, News and Reviews of Blu-rays, DVDs, Games, CDs, Hardware, Laserdiscs, Cinema Films & more 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.dvdfever.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Despite a seven-week gap in its chart run in late 2006 while ineligible under the old rules, Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars", mentioned earlier, has now clocked up 96 weeks on the chart, an amount bettered by only one other single in the whole of chart history ("My Way" by Frank Sinatra with 124 weeks); "Sex on Fire" by Kings of Leon has made it to 77 weeks, putting it in 3rd place in the all-time list; "Rule the World" by Take That is on 72 weeks (4th); "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon is on 62 (6th); "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga is on 60 (7th); "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse is on 57 (joint 9th); "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz is on 55 (joint 12th); "Low" by Flo Rida featuring T-Pain is on 53 (joint 15th); "Umbrella" by Rihanna is on 51 (17th); "Rockstar" by Nickelback is on 50 (joint 18th); two other Take That songs ("Patience" and "Shine"), are on 40 and 42 weeks respectively, while many hits by other people have passed the 30-mark.^ At the same time, a single’s average chart run passed 10 weeks for the first time ever.
  • The Strange Death of the UK Charts | FreakyTrigger 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC freakytrigger.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ These two songs fucking deserve to have followed each other in the charts.
  • “Gotta Get Thru This”: Dom Passantino’s Survey of the New Millenium’s UK #1 Singles - Article - Stylus Magazine 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Lady Gaga Poker Face down 7 .
  • BBC - Radio 1 - BBC Radio 1's Chart Show with Reggie Yates - The Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

.These include two more Amy Winehouse titles: her guest vocal appearance on Mark Ronson's version of the Zutons' "Valerie" on 39 weeks, and "Back to Black", which has made it to 34 weeks despite getting no higher than number 25. Meanwhile, "Say It Right" by Nelly Furtado (also mentioned earlier), despite never being released physically, clocked up 31 weeks purely as a download.^ Last week: Number 31 .
  • Big Top 40 Show | UK Top 40 Music Chart 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.bigtop40.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This cheaper alternative was first recognised in October 2003 as part of a drive to make singles more attractive to buyers in the face of widespread music downloading, despite this size of CD being used in many other countries (such as Japan ) for single releases for many years.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Back in the late 70s, not long after the chart expanded to 75, there were a further 25 listed, numbered 76-100, and these positions were dependent upon increased sales; I can’t remember the exact criteria, but it was along the lines of two weeks decrease in sales disqualifies a listing.
  • The Strange Death of the UK Charts | FreakyTrigger 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC freakytrigger.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", as covered by Jeff Buckley in 1994 charted at number 2 on 21 December 2008 on downloads alone, following the formation of a 110,000-strong protest group on Facebook to get it above (winner of The X Factor 2008) Alexandra Burke's version for Christmas number one.^ No, it can chart on downloads alone!
  • Lily's official forum :: View topic - All of Lily's UK Chart Runs - Albums & Singles! 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC forums.lilyallenmusic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The "X-Factor" winner of 2008 returns to the top of the charts.
  • The UK Number Ones : 2005 to present 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.onlineweb.com [Source type: General]

^ The first number one from downloads alone.
  • “Gotta Get Thru This”: Dom Passantino’s Survey of the New Millenium’s UK #1 Singles - Article - Stylus Magazine 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

.Another consequence of the new chart rules that was widely expected but which has not so far materialised to any great extent, is that in the event of a high-profile new album release by a major act, all or most of its tracks could appear on the singles chart due to people downloading individual songs rather than the complete album.^ The days are gone when an Album Track needs to be a Single, if it is reach the Singles Chart.
  • Story Of A Heart enters UK charts at #29 | icethesite 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.icethesite.com [Source type: General]

^ This new chart rule was controversial.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ After all, the new download rules mean that far MORE songs are eligible for chart status than ever before – almost any track can get into the chart.
  • The Strange Death of the UK Charts | FreakyTrigger 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC freakytrigger.co.uk [Source type: General]

.With the exception of one or two tracks by Mika and also Arctic Monkeys, there was no significant example of this happening until early October 2007, with the cast of High School Musical 2 placing six of its songs simultaneously in the Top 75 (although these were credited to their individual performers), with a further four just outside.^ They had no Radiohead songs in the top 5 .
  • uk-charts.com - Forum - Welcome to uk-charts.com (General) 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC uk-charts.com [Source type: General]

^ Black Eyed Peas , Cascada and Ne*Yo all charted early as a result, and on April 2 2006, " Crazy " by Gnarls Barkley became the first song to top the charts on music download sales alone[ 1 ].
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Back in the late 70s, not long after the chart expanded to 75, there were a further 25 listed, numbered 76-100, and these positions were dependent upon increased sales; I can’t remember the exact criteria, but it was along the lines of two weeks decrease in sales disqualifies a listing.
  • The Strange Death of the UK Charts | FreakyTrigger 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC freakytrigger.co.uk [Source type: General]

.A month later Leona Lewis placed five tracks from her album Spirit simultaneously on the singles chart.^ Single comes from her 2008 album "Spirit".
  • The UK Number Ones : 2005 to present 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.onlineweb.com [Source type: General]

^ The days are gone when an Album Track needs to be a Single, if it is reach the Singles Chart.
  • Story Of A Heart enters UK charts at #29 | icethesite 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.icethesite.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1992, signed to RCA, they would famously release one limited-edition single every month of the year, briefly charting each one.
  • Indie Hits "W" 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC cherryred.co.uk [Source type: General]

.A more pronounced example may come with the long-awaited arrival of the Beatles' catalogue online, with the most optimistic forecasters predicting the entire top 10 being taken up by Beatles songs.^ May 2009: Following his success at the top of the UK and US charts, Dylan has expressed interest in teaming up with the former Beatle Next 1 2 3 1-15 of 37 for UK charts .
  • UK charts | Music | guardian.co.uk 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ For instance, if a song is being used in an advert or TV programme, and hasn't got a single release it's madness to say it couldn't be one of the most popular records in the country that week, even though it could be selling more than the Top 40 Number 1.
  • New look singles chart: anarchy in the UK? | Media | guardian.co.uk 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ A-sides and B-sides: Up until the 1975 release of Miss You Nights , most of Cliff's singles were original releases, not being taken from album cuts.
  • Cliff Richard Song Database - Cliff Richard UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cliffrichardsongs.com [Source type: General]

[2][3]
.One effect of the new rules that was expected and did materialise, was the reappearance in the chart of a number of seasonal favourites in the run-up to Christmas 2007, in what looks set to become an annual event.^ This new chart rule was controversial.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ It includes lists of artists with the most number one singles, the longest album chart runs, labels with the most number one records, and much more.
  • Indie Hits: The Complete UK Independent Charts 1980-1989 by Barry Lazell | LibraryThing 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.librarything.com [Source type: General]

^ On the album chart, Barbra Streisand 's appearance on Jonathan Ross ' chat show on Friday has helped propel her album 'Love Is The Answer' to number one, pushing Paramore 's 'Brand New Eyes' down to three.
  • Chipmunk tops the UK singles chart | News | NME.COM 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: General]

.In 2007 a total of 19 achieved this, without any being officially re-issued, and so reappeared on downloads alone.^ It later re-entered to bring the weeks on chart total to 52, and a 1993 re-issue brought the current total to 59 weeks.
  • UK Top 10 Best Selling Singles from ukcharts.20m.com 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC ukcharts.20m.com [Source type: General]

^ All A-side songs were taken from the current-at-the-time LPs with the last two being download only singles taken from the re-issued remaster albums' bonus tracks.
  • Jeff Lynne Song Database - Electric Light Orchestra UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.jefflynnesongs.com [Source type: General]

.Two of these (by Mariah Carey and The Pogues), reached the Top 5. Two more old yuletide songs, never previously hits in the UK, also charted, by Andy Williams and Perry Como.^ Song Charts UK Top 20 Week 200820 .
  • UK Top 20 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.kovideo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ NEXT STORY PREVIOUS STORY Chipmunk tops the UK singles chart .
  • Chipmunk tops the UK singles chart | News | NME.COM 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: General]

^ These two songs fucking deserve to have followed each other in the charts.
  • “Gotta Get Thru This”: Dom Passantino’s Survey of the New Millenium’s UK #1 Singles - Article - Stylus Magazine 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

.In the run-up to Christmas 2008, 11 Christmas titles returned to the Top 75; these included the Mariah Carey and Pogues songs, which both climbed as high as number 12 this time.^ Catalogue Number: Polydor 2058 338 Released: February 1973 Highest chart position: 16 (NME chart: 12) Weeks on chart (Top 50): 8 weeks .
  • Lyn Paul website: New Seekers - UK Singles, 1972-74 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.lynpaulwebsite.org [Source type: General]

^ UK singles charts : Though recognized as a top-75 list for some time, the UK has what is known as a bubble-under chart which calculates charting singles from #76 to #100.
  • The Rolling Stones: Complete Singles Chart Entries [US& UK, 1963-2006] 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.beatzenith.com [Source type: General]

^ All The Lost Souls released here 2 weeks ago,and it is number 4 here and it will climb to the top i think in a week time.
  • James Blunt :: View topic - Album & Singles Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC forum.jamesblunt.com [Source type: General]

.In the run-up to Christmas 2009 nine titles reappeared, with the Mariah Carey and Pogues songs leading the pack yet again, reaching nos.^ It sold rapidly and there was no way it wouldn't have been Christmas #1 that year, its closest competitor having nothing to do with Christmas and reaching #1 right after it (Village People's YMCA ).
  • UK Top 10 Best Selling Singles from ukcharts.20m.com 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC ukcharts.20m.com [Source type: General]

^ Thanks to the new download rules, people flocking to download Christmas classics are causing songs by The Pogues and Mariah Carey to re-enter the charts!

^ He also appeared in "Stardust", a 1974 sequel to "That'll Be The Day" and the title song was yet another Top 10 hit.
  • 1974 ~ Best Selling Singles (UK) 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

12 and 18 respectively.
.The death of Michael Jackson on 25 June 2009 triggered a surge in sales of his recordings that was as massive as it was anticipated, but this was the first time in the download era that the effect of a major star's death on the chart could be observed.^ For the first time a professional polling organisation, BMRB , was commissioned to oversee the chart, and a pool of 500 record shops was used " more than twice as many as had been used for any previous chart.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Jackson's death certificate published online 4.
  • Muse score biggest ever hit | News | NME.COM 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: General]
  • Chipmunk tops the UK singles chart | News | NME.COM 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: General]

^ Black Eyed Peas , Cascada and Ne*Yo all charted early as a result, and on April 2 2006, " Crazy " by Gnarls Barkley became the first song to top the charts on music download sales alone[ 1 ].
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.In the week beginning 28 June a total of 16 of his solo hits plus 4 more by the Jackson 5 or Jacksons re-entered the chart, the biggest simultaneous invasion by an artist in history.^ List of Number 1 singles (UK) * List of artists who reached number one on the UK Singles Chart * UK Singles Chart records * List of best selling singles (UK) * List of best selling singles by year in UK * One-hit wonders in the UK * hit40uk * Hit Music * Charts Plus * UK Albums Chart * Music Week * Record Retailer * UK Official Download Chart * Midweeks * Pepsi Chart .
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ RE: UK CHARTS (6º) BASSHUNTER se merece el #1 espero que pueda conseguirlo aunque solo sea una semana...
  • El Foro de Mangaka & Jordi - UK CHARTS (6º) - Foro de Listas de Ventas, Airplay, Downloads... 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC foromjworldpage.mforos.com [Source type: General]

^ Catalogue Number: Polydor 2058 315 Released: 10th November 1972 Highest chart position: 20 (NME chart: 28) Weeks on chart: 11 weeks .
  • Lyn Paul website: New Seekers - UK Singles, 1972-74 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.lynpaulwebsite.org [Source type: General]

The following week the momentum continued. .27 Jackson titles charted in the Top 75 (21 solo, 1 with his sister Janet, and 5 by the Jackson 5/Jacksons), with "Man In The Mirror" charting the highest at Number 2. In addition all 20 of the previous week's entries were climbers.^ Song Charts UK Top 20 Week 200820 .
  • UK Top 20 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.kovideo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Top 20 Chart .
  • Radio Rewind - The Sunday Top 40 Chart Show 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.radiorewind.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Xanadu Top 75 Chart Entry Date: June 21, 1980 .
  • Jeff Lynne Song Database - Electric Light Orchestra UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.jefflynnesongs.com [Source type: General]

.However, one week later the trend had generally gone into reverse, with fewer titles on the chart and most of those falling.^ However, these singles appeared on different record labels from the UK releases: early US releases were on Elektra, later ones on MGM / Verve; European releases were on Philips.
  • Lyn Paul website: New Seekers - UK Singles, 1969-71 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.lynpaulwebsite.org [Source type: General]

^ The chart rapidly became one of the paper's most popular features.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ It went on to sell nearly two million copies, become the best-selling record of 1978 and is still the best-selling foreign single of all time in the UK. Furthermore, its 40 weeks on chart are enough to place it as one of the records with most weeks on chart.
  • UK Top 10 Best Selling Singles from ukcharts.20m.com 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC ukcharts.20m.com [Source type: General]

Comparison of UK singles charts prior to 1969

  • New Musical Express (NME)
.Launched the first UK singles sales chart (a top 12) on 14 November 1952, initially compiled on a points system, from a sample of 15-30 from a pool of 53 shops.^ NEXT STORY PREVIOUS STORY Chipmunk tops the UK singles chart .
  • Chipmunk tops the UK singles chart | News | NME.COM 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: General]

^ The first ever Top 75 Chart: .

^ It expanded to a Top 30 with a sample of c.75-100 shops by 1966.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.The chart was expanded to a Top 20 from 1 October 1954, a Top 30 from 13 April 1956 and a Top 50 from April 1963. The sample size was initially 15-30 shops, expanded to 70 by the early 1960s and 150 by June 1963. NME compiled its own chart until 28 May 1988, after which it used the Network Chart (compiled by MRIB for broadcast on commercial radio in the UK in direct competition to the official chart show on Radio 1, and hosted at the time by David Jensen) for some years.^ Showdown Top 50 Chart Entry Date: October 6, 1973 .
  • Jeff Lynne Song Database - Electric Light Orchestra UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.jefflynnesongs.com [Source type: General]

^ Song Charts UK Top 20 Week 200820 .
  • UK Top 20 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.kovideo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It became a top 20 from 1954 and the Top 30 was available from 1956.
  • Radio Rewind - The Sunday Top 40 Chart Show 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.radiorewind.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • Record Mirror
.Launched a top 10 singles chart on 22 January 1955, later expanded to a Top 20 and then Top 30. Discontinued in March 1962 when Record Mirror began taking the Record Retailer chart.^ World Adult Top 20 Singles .
  • UK Singles Top 40 @ Top40-Charts.com - 40 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 25 Countries 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC top40-charts.com [Source type: General]

^ China Top 20 Singles .
  • UK Singles Top 40 @ Top40-Charts.com - 40 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 25 Countries 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC top40-charts.com [Source type: General]

^ Spain Top 20 Singles .
  • UK Singles Top 40 @ Top40-Charts.com - 40 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 25 Countries 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC top40-charts.com [Source type: General]

  • Radio Luxembourg
.Radio Luxembourg was hugely influential in the 1950s and 1960s, but never had its own chart.^ Radio Luxembourg Radio Luxembourg was hugely influential in the 1950s and 1960s, but never had its own chart.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ They have, in the past, mentioned the name of the sponsors when doing the chart rundown and this has in effect allowed the sponsors to do indirect advertising on a publicly owned radio station.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Arguably, the NME chart was still the most recognised chart, and had the advantage of widespread exposure due to its use by Radio Luxembourg .
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.It launched a Top 20 based on Melody Maker's sheet music chart as early as 1948 and switched to using the NME Top 20 singles sales chart at the start of 1960. During the 1970s, the chart fractured into multiple genre charts.^ World Adult Top 20 Singles .
  • UK Singles Top 40 @ Top40-Charts.com - 40 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 25 Countries 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC top40-charts.com [Source type: General]

^ China Top 20 Singles .
  • UK Singles Top 40 @ Top40-Charts.com - 40 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 25 Countries 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC top40-charts.com [Source type: General]

^ Spain Top 20 Singles .
  • UK Singles Top 40 @ Top40-Charts.com - 40 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 25 Countries 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC top40-charts.com [Source type: General]

  • Melody Maker
.Launched a Top 10 singles sales chart in April 1956, alongside (but eventually superseding) the sheet music chart it launched ten years earlier.^ On 13th April 1956 the charts were extended further to a Top 30: .

^ Chipmunk tops the UK singles chart .
  • Chipmunk tops the UK singles chart | News | NME.COM 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: General]

^ But are they top of UK singles chart?
  • Muse score biggest ever hit | News | NME.COM 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: General]

The chart became a Top 50 in September 1962. Its sample size was 30 at launch, expanding to 110 by 1963, 150 by 1965 and 220 by the time it merged with the Disc chart in August 1967.
  • Disc & Music Echo
.Launched a top 20 singles chart in February 1958, based on a sample of 25 shops.^ UK Top 20 singles .

^ Top 20 Chart .
  • Radio Rewind - The Sunday Top 40 Chart Show 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.radiorewind.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Chipmunk tops the UK singles chart .
  • Chipmunk tops the UK singles chart | News | NME.COM 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.nme.com [Source type: General]

.It expanded to a Top 30 with a sample of c.75-100 shops by 1966. The chart became a Top 50 in April 1966 and merged with Melody Maker's chart in August 1967. Due to Disc's lower circulation and smaller sample size, its chart is not generally considered as important as other charts of the same period.^ Its sample size was 30 at launch, expanding to 110 by 1963, 150 by 1965 and 220 by the time it merged with the Disc chart in August 1967.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ On 13th April 1956 the charts were extended further to a Top 30: .

^ The chart became a Top 50 in September 1962.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

  • Record Retailer
Trade magazine Record Retailer launched a Top 50 singles chart on 10 March 1960. Its sample was only 30 shops to begin with, growing to 40 by March 1962, 60 by March 1963 and 80 by 1969. This was the only major singles chart to exclude EPs, which had their own separate chart until 30 November 1967. EPs were allowed into the main singles chart from that point on, just in time for The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour to enjoy a chart run which peaked at #2.
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
.Introduced Pick of the Pops on 4 October 1955, fortnightly until the end of the year, then weekly thereafter, based on an average of the Record Mirror and NME singles charts (and probably also Melody Maker from April 1956).^ Year End Charts of 2003 .
  • UK Singles Top 40 @ Top40-Charts.com - 40 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 25 Countries 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC top40-charts.com [Source type: General]

^ Year End Charts of 2004 .
  • UK Singles Top 40 @ Top40-Charts.com - 40 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 25 Countries 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC top40-charts.com [Source type: General]

^ British Broadcasting Corporation Introduced Pick of the Pops on 4 October 1955 , fortnightly until the end of the year, then weekly thereafter, based on an average of the Record Mirror and NME singles charts (and probably also Melody Maker from April 1956).
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

Building the canon

.While the BBC/Record Retailer chart is almost universally accepted as definitive for the period from February 1969 onwards, there is some controversy over which charts should be considered "correct" prior to this.^ While the BBC/Record Retailer chart is almost universally accepted as definitive for the period from February 1969 onwards, there is some controversy over which charts should be considered "correct" prior to this.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Due to concerns over 'fixing' the charts by unscrupulous promoters buying large quantities of records at key shops in order to increase the chart position, the collating method was changed in February 1969.
  • Radio Rewind - The Sunday Top 40 Chart Show 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.radiorewind.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Throughout the sixties, the various different charts vied for public recognition, leading to some historical anomalies — for example, The Beatles ' second single " Please Please Me " was a number one on most charts, but not in Record Retailer .
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.The most common solution to this problem is to regard the Record Retailer chart as the correct one from its inception in 1960, and the NME chart before that.^ The most common solution to this problem is to regard the Record Retailer chart as the correct one from its inception in 1960, and the NME chart before that.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ It includes lists of artists with the most number one singles, the longest album chart runs, labels with the most number one records, and much more.
  • Indie Hits: The Complete UK Independent Charts 1980-1989 by Barry Lazell | LibraryThing 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.librarything.com [Source type: General]

^ Throughout the sixties, the various different charts vied for public recognition, leading to some historical anomalies — for example, The Beatles ' second single " Please Please Me " was a number one on most charts, but not in Record Retailer .
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.This approach originated with the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles, first published in 1977. However, it may be argued that almost nobody considered the Record Retailer chart to be canonical at the time of publication, at least until Record Mirror began publishing it as well.^ Discontinued in March 1962 when Record Mirror began taking the Record Retailer chart.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ However, it may be argued that almost nobody considered the Record Retailer chart to be canonical at the time of publication, at least until Record Mirror began publishing it as well.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ This approach originated with the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles , first published in 1977.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.Some chart reference books simply take Record Mirror as their source from the start; this is the approach taken by The Top 20 Book compiled biannually by Tony Jasper from 1978 to 1994 and Rock File, an annual publication during the 1970s whose "Chart Log" feature was effectively the forerunner to "British Hit Singles", as well as numerous books by Dave McAleer.^ Some chart reference books simply take Record Mirror as their source from the start; this is the approach taken by The Top 20 Book compiled biannually by Tony Jasper from 1978 to 1994 and Rock File , an annual publication during the 1970s whose "Chart Log" feature was effectively the forerunner to "British Hit Singles", as well as numerous books by Dave McAleer .
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ World Adult Top 20 Singles .
  • UK Singles Top 40 @ Top40-Charts.com - 40 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 25 Countries 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC top40-charts.com [Source type: General]

^ This hit gave her a chart topping span of over 20 years.
  • The UK Number Ones : 2005 to present 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.onlineweb.com [Source type: General]

The result of this approach is a chart that begins in 1955, and joins up with the Record Retailer chart (and so agrees with the Guinness book) in 1962.
.A case may also be made for considering the NME chart to be the correct one for at least part of the 1960s, since it was arguably the one followed by the most people.^ A case may also be made for considering the NME chart to be the correct one for at least part of the 1960s, since it was arguably the one followed by the most people.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ In this particular case, it is considered one album.
  • The Rolling Stones: Complete Album Chart Entries [US &UK 1964-2005] 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.beatzenith.com [Source type: General]

^ (However, the latter is less practical since unlike the NME charts, the Melody Maker charts have never been reprinted and are therefore difficult to obtain.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.Similarly, Melody Maker's charts could be considered correct for the same period because they drew on the largest number of shops for their compilation.^ Similarly, Melody Maker 's charts could be considered correct for the same period because they drew on the largest number of shops for their compilation.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ When the correct chart was compiled, Manuel (actually conductor Geoff Love) had been relegated to number 3 behind The Four Seasons and Tina Charles ' "I Love To Love", and never did make number one.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ (However, the latter is less practical since unlike the NME charts, the Melody Maker charts have never been reprinted and are therefore difficult to obtain.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.(However, the latter is less practical since unlike the NME charts, the Melody Maker charts have never been reprinted and are therefore difficult to obtain.^ (However, the latter is less practical since unlike the NME charts, the Melody Maker charts have never been reprinted and are therefore difficult to obtain.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ It was at first little more than a gimmick, a tool in the circulation war against NME 's much older (and more popular) rival Melody Maker .
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ A case may also be made for considering the NME chart to be the correct one for at least part of the 1960s, since it was arguably the one followed by the most people.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

)
.The Official UK Charts Company have adopted the Guinness solution as defining the official chart canon, however different approaches continue to exist.^ The Official UK Charts Company have adopted the Guinness solution as defining the official chart canon, however different approaches continue to exist.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ However, these singles appeared on different record labels from the UK releases: early US releases were on Elektra, later ones on MGM / Verve; European releases were on Philips.
  • Lyn Paul website: New Seekers - UK Singles, 1969-71 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.lynpaulwebsite.org [Source type: General]

^ For a while, the BBC continued the practice of mentioning the sponsoring company during the chart show, however there was a huge backlash against this - partly caused by controversy elsewhere over allowing sugary/fatty foods and drinks to be advertised to children.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

Criteria for inclusion

In order to qualify for inclusion in the UK singles chart, a single must meet the following criteria:
.
  • It must be available on one or more eligible formats.^ The maximum running time for any format is 20 minutes if more than one different song is featured, or 40 minutes if only one song is featured in multiple versions/mixes.
    • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In order to qualify for inclusion in the UK singles chart, a single must meet the following criteria: *It must be available on one or more eligible formats.
    • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Each format must have no more than three different tracks on it, though each song may appear in any number of different versions.
    • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    .Eligible formats are CD, DVD, Vinyl, Cassette, digital download, MiniDisc and flexi disc.
  • All formats must contain the featured track or a version/remix of it.
  • Only three formats can be included in a single's sales.^ Only three formats can be included in a single's sales.
    • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The original mono version of 'D' In Love has never been released in digital (CD or download) format.
    • Cliff Richard Song Database - Cliff Richard UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cliffrichardsongs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The original mono version of Marianne has never been released in digital (CD or download) format.
    • Cliff Richard Song Database - Cliff Richard UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cliffrichardsongs.com [Source type: General]

    .Sales of any additional formats are disregarded when calculating a single's chart position.
  • The single must meet a minimum dealer price requirement, to prevent record companies from making cut-price deals with retailers.^ The single must meet a minimum dealer price requirement, to prevent record companies from making cut-price deals with retailers.
    • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Its minimum price requirement is lower than the regular CD single.
    • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Sales of any additional formats are disregarded when calculating a single's chart position.
    • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    .(Currently 40p for "Digital Audio Track")[4]
  • Each format must have no more than four different tracks on it, though each song may appear in any number of different versions.
  • The maximum running time for any format is 25 minutes if more than one different song is featured, or 40 minutes if only one song is featured in multiple versions/mixes.
  • A "mini CD" format is now recognised for chart purposes.^ One Summer Dream Running Time: 4:25 This song is a unique mix of the song.
    • Jeff Lynne Song Database - Electric Light Orchestra UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.jefflynnesongs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Ma-Ma-Ma Belle Running Time: 3:21 This song is a unique mix of the song.
    • Jeff Lynne Song Database - Electric Light Orchestra UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.jefflynnesongs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ All formats must contain the featured track or a version/remix of it.
    • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    .It can have a running time of up to ten minutes and can feature no more than two tracks.^ It can have a running time of up to ten minutes and can feature no more than two tracks.
    • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It was originally meant to be a B-side to a song called "I Want to Give You My Everything" and was recorded in the last ten minutes of studio time.
    • 1974 ~ Best Selling Singles (UK) 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This more genre-specific chart was introduced in 1981 (as 'Album Rock Tracks') and relies more significantly on radio airplay than the main singles chart does.
    • The Rolling Stones: Complete Singles Chart Entries [US& UK, 1963-2006] 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.beatzenith.com [Source type: General]

    .It must be an 8 cm CD and sold in a single jewelcase.^ It must be a 8 cm CD and sold in a single jewelcase.
    • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    .Its minimum price requirement is lower than the regular CD single.^ Its minimum price requirement is lower than the regular CD single.
    • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The single must meet a minimum dealer price requirement, to prevent record companies from making cut-price deals with retailers.
    • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The mono single version has yet to appear on any CD release and features different lyrics and a slightly faster tempo than the version that appears on subsequent compilation albums.

    This cheaper alternative was first recognised in October 2003 as part of a drive to make singles more attractive to buyers in the face of widespread music downloading, despite this size of CD being used in many other countries (such as Japan) for single releases for many years.
.The full chart regulations also place limits on how chart singles can be packaged and what free gifts can be offered to purchasers.^ The full chart regulations also place limits on how chart singles can be packaged and what free gifts can be offered to purchasers.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ An anomoly showing how the line can be grey between a single and an EP is the fact that the Expresso Bongo EP had a seven week run on the UK singles chart in early 1960.
  • Cliff Richard Song Database - Cliff Richard UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cliffrichardsongs.com [Source type: General]

^ UK.Top.40.Singles.Chart.03-01-2010 - Free Online Movies Forum - Watch Movies Online Free .
  • -UK.Top.40.Singles.Chart.03-01-2010 - Free Online Movies Forum - Watch Movies Online Free 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC freeonlinemoviesforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The full regulations can be downloaded from the Official UK Charts Company website.^ The full regulations can be downloaded from the Official UK Chart Company website or obtained by post from them.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The full chart regulations also place limits on how chart singles can be packaged and what free gifts can be offered to purchasers.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ According to the Official UK Charts Company's statistics, as of July 2 2006 , 1,034 singles had topped the UK singles chart.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

Broadcasting the charts

.BBC Radio 1 was first broadcast in 1967, and has always included a broadcast of the official chart.^ NME compiled its own chart until 28 May 1988 , after which it used the Network Chart (compiled by MRIB for broadcast on commercial radio in the UK in direct competition to the official chart show on Radio 1, and hosted at the time by David Jensen ) for some years.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1969 a truly reliable, official chart emerged, from an alliance between the BBC and Record Retailer.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The New Seekers ' borrowed the song for their first Top 5 hit in the UK. It reached number 2 on the BBC singles chart, number 1 on the NME chart.
  • Lyn Paul website: New Seekers - UK Singles, 1969-71 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.lynpaulwebsite.org [Source type: General]

.In initial years, only the top twenty was broadcast.^ Last year, only 202 songs entered the top 40, the lowest number since 1988.
  • The Strange Death of the UK Charts | FreakyTrigger 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC freakytrigger.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Not only did Leona Lewis hold on to the top spot this week, she has also sold more singles in the UK this year than any other artist.

.This was then gradually expanded so that the chart now covers the top forty singles although the entire Top 40 was not played until the start of 1991. Fourteen years later the chart show was revamped once more, with only the Top 20 singles being guaranteed to be played.^ Everyhit it's the best, but only have the top 40.
  • uk-charts.com - Forum - Welcome to uk-charts.com (General) 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC uk-charts.com [Source type: General]

^ The following Singles are only listed on the Hit 40 UK Chart: .

^ UK Top 20 singles .

.Starting from 14 October 2007 Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates presented the Top 40 show on Sundays.^ Big Top 40 Show .
  • Big Top 40 Show | UK Top 40 Music Chart 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.bigtop40.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By: All The Music News UK Pop Charts - 11 November 2007 2007-11-12 14:59:00 Welcome to the 11 November UK top ten singles!

^ Keep up to date with the latest Big Top 40 Show Podcast on iTunes.
  • Big Top 40 Show | UK Top 40 Music Chart 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.bigtop40.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The chart show has always been broadcast on a Sunday evening and has only been cancelled once - on 31 August 1997, owing to the death of Princess Diana.^ DJ Bobo was in uk-charts only once with "Chihuahua" at peak 36 in 2003 .
  • uk-charts.com - Forum - Welcome to uk-charts.com (General) 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC uk-charts.com [Source type: General]

^ The Top 40 is currently, and always has been, sold to BBC Radio 1 , who broadcast all the songs from the Top 40, in reverse order, on Sundays from 4pm to 7pm.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The Buzzjack Sunday Chart Show Thread 1 2 3 » 32 Snow joke :( .
  • BuzzJack Music Forum -> UK Chart Chat 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC buzzjack.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For many years during the 1970s the chart was revealed on a Tuesday lunchtime (or Wednesday following a bank holiday), initially during Johnnie Walker's lunchtime show with Booker T. and the MGs' "Time is Tight" as backing music.^ For many years the chart was sponsored by worldpop.com , a music website.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Mark Goodier and Bruno Brookes are famous for having been the presenters of this chart show for many years, but in 2003, Goodier was replaced by relative newcomer Wes Butters , who left the show in January 2005.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The official real time iTunes Music Chart, as used by the The Big Top 40 Show and used as a basis for the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show every Sunday.
  • UK Top 100 Songs in iTunes - DJ Code Blue Music Download Store 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC musicstore.djcodeblue.com [Source type: General]

This was later continued by Paul Burnett, Dave Lee Travis and Gary Davies. .During this era, Top 40 on Sunday was merely a repeat of this (but, crucially, broadcast in FM stereo) - however, since October 1987 the new chart has been broadcast for the first time on Sundays.^ The first ever Top 75 Chart: .

^ This was the first time at the top for both of them since the first half of 2005.
  • The UK Number Ones : 2005 to present 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.onlineweb.com [Source type: General]

^ New Zealand Top 40 .
  • UK Singles Top 40 @ Top40-Charts.com - 40 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 25 Countries 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC top40-charts.com [Source type: General]

.The television version of the chart show, called The UK Top 40, began in 2002 on the children's BBC output strand CBBC, which broadcast selected video highlights and the entire top 10 countdown.^ The television version of the chart show, called The UK Top 40 , began in 2002 on CBBC (Children's BBC), part of BBC Television, which broadcast selected video highlights and the entire top 10 countdown.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ UK Top 40 Singles .
  • UK Singles Top 40 @ Top40-Charts.com - 40 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 25 Countries 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC top40-charts.com [Source type: General]

^ NME compiled its own chart until 28 May 1988 , after which it used the Network Chart (compiled by MRIB for broadcast on commercial radio in the UK in direct competition to the official chart show on Radio 1, and hosted at the time by David Jensen ) for some years.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

It was hosted by Adrian Dickson and Konnie Huq from its inception until September 2004, and then by Andrew Hayden-Smith until the last edition on 12 June 2005.
.The Sunday chart show was originally entitled "Pick Of The Pops", when it first aired on Radio 1. It was presented by Alan "Fluff" Freeman, who had been in charge of the show on the BBC Light Programme since 1961 (though with two brief gaps in his early years when the BBC were unsure about his style, which was very informal for the Corporation at the time).^ Mark Goodier and Bruno Brookes are famous for having been the presenters of this chart show for many years, but in 2003, Goodier was replaced by relative newcomer Wes Butters , who left the show in January 2005.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The official real time iTunes Music Chart, as used by the The Big Top 40 Show and used as a basis for the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show every Sunday.
  • UK Top 100 Songs in iTunes - DJ Code Blue Music Download Store 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC musicstore.djcodeblue.com [Source type: General]

^ Since the inception of the UK Singles chart, many issues have arisen about certain singles and whether or not they should have made number 1 - this controversy has caused much dispute on a few number 1 singles and it has affected the singles chart over the years.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.He later took it to Capital Radio where it combined the current Top 15 (different from the BBC chart) and a Top 15 from the past.^ The official real time iTunes Music Chart, as used by the The Big Top 40 Show and used as a basis for the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show every Sunday.
  • UK Top 100 Songs in iTunes - DJ Code Blue Music Download Store 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC musicstore.djcodeblue.com [Source type: General]

^ The company took six months to trawl through everything from 1950s hand-written till receipts to current chart sales to come up with the top 100 list .
  • El Foro de Mangaka & Jordi - UK CHARTS (6º) - Foro de Listas de Ventas, Airplay, Downloads... 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC foromjworldpage.mforos.com [Source type: General]

^ They have, in the past, mentioned the name of the sponsors when doing the chart rundown and this has in effect allowed the sponsors to do indirect advertising on a publicly owned radio station.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.He brought the format back to Radio 1, now as an oldies showcase featuring three different charts from the past, after they went stereo full-time in 1988 (they were only available in stereo via a frequency shared with Radio 2, which was mostly taken up by Radio 2 - Radio 1 was only available via that frequency from 22:00 to 00:00 on weeknights, Saturdays between 13:00 and 19:30 and Sundays from 17:00 until closedown).^ The official real time iTunes Music Chart, as used by the The Big Top 40 Show and used as a basis for the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show every Sunday.
  • UK Top 100 Songs in iTunes - DJ Code Blue Music Download Store 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC musicstore.djcodeblue.com [Source type: General]

^ NME compiled its own chart until 28 May 1988 , after which it used the Network Chart (compiled by MRIB for broadcast on commercial radio in the UK in direct competition to the official chart show on Radio 1, and hosted at the time by David Jensen ) for some years.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ As a result, in October 1987, it was now possible for the chart, incorporating sales up to close of business on Saturday, to be announced on Sunday afternoon, rather than being delayed until Tuesday as was previously the case.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.From 1 October 1972, it was presented on Sundays by Tom Browne from 16:00 on Radio 1's 247 metres medium wave and also VHF from 18:00 to 19:00 (linking with the BBC Radio 2 transmitters).^ The official real time iTunes Music Chart, as used by the The Big Top 40 Show and used as a basis for the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show every Sunday.
  • UK Top 100 Songs in iTunes - DJ Code Blue Music Download Store 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC musicstore.djcodeblue.com [Source type: General]

^ The Top 40 is currently, and always has been, sold to BBC Radio 1 , who broadcast all the songs from the Top 40, in reverse order, on Sundays from 4pm to 7pm.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

Simon Bates occasionally stood in for him from May 1976 onwards. The programme - which prior to March 1974 was a three hour show called "Solid Gold Sixty" - was carried by both Radio 1 and Radio 2 up to early 1979.
.After Tom Browne finished his last chart rundown on 26 March 1978, Simon Bates was made the permanent host.^ RE: UK CHARTS (6º) BEST SELLING ALBUMS EVER ~ UK 2006 "This is a chart made up of actual sales figures from the last 50 years," - the Official UK Charts Company.
  • El Foro de Mangaka & Jordi - UK CHARTS (6º) - Foro de Listas de Ventas, Airplay, Downloads... 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC foromjworldpage.mforos.com [Source type: General]

.From 12 November 1978 it was expanded to a Top 40, starting at 17:00 - the first hour going out on Radio 1 only and Radio 2 opting in from 18:00. Eventually, it became exclusive to Radio 1, but was carried on FM via the frequency the two stations shared, so listeners could hear it in stereo and get good reception, especially after dark.^ In May of 1978 this was expanded to the Top 75.
  • Jeff Lynne Song Database - Electric Light Orchestra UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.jefflynnesongs.com [Source type: General]

^ The official real time iTunes Music Chart, as used by the The Big Top 40 Show and used as a basis for the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show every Sunday.
  • UK Top 100 Songs in iTunes - DJ Code Blue Music Download Store 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC musicstore.djcodeblue.com [Source type: General]

^ Bring on the new chart - the odd, erratic and eclectic nature of the top 40 should prove finally that most radio station playlists based strictly on defined genres, moods and enslaved to the major labels is not representative of the average listener.
  • New look singles chart: anarchy in the UK? | Media | guardian.co.uk 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.About this time, there were frequency changes that only affected long and medium wave transmissions - Radio 4 moving to long wave, Radio 2 moving to medium wave, Radio 3 moving to Radio 1's old frequency (that now carries Absolute Radio) and Radio 1 moving up the dial.^ What a perfect game, after I beat it the only thing i could think about was loading up my final boss save and talking to all my party members one last time and watching the cutscenes again, and then playing the whole thing over again.
  • Wii Fit Plus claims top spot in UK sales chart, Dragon Age debuts in fifth 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I remember the Top 40 radio show from my youth was only 2 hours long.
  • The Strange Death of the UK Charts | FreakyTrigger 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC freakytrigger.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Despite line-up changes (there is only one original member) they continued their success as the top British girl band.
  • The UK Number Ones : 2005 to present 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.onlineweb.com [Source type: General]

Reception of Radio 1 was still often quite poor, though.
From 2 September 1979 to 3 January 1982, Tony Blackburn took over the helm. .Having been axed from his daily show after twelve years, he also took over at this point from Ed Stewart on Junior Choice at weekends - a programme that was discontinued when kids stopped asking for Milly Molly Mandy and started asking for songs from the charts, which, by this time, featured acts like The Specials, Madness and The Selecter.^ Mark Goodier and Bruno Brookes are famous for having been the presenters of this chart show for many years, but in 2003, Goodier was replaced by relative newcomer Wes Butters , who left the show in January 2005.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ EPs were allowed into the main singles chart from that point on, just in time for The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour to enjoy a chart run which peaked at #2.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ NME compiled its own chart until 28 May 1988 , after which it used the Network Chart (compiled by MRIB for broadcast on commercial radio in the UK in direct competition to the official chart show on Radio 1, and hosted at the time by David Jensen ) for some years.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

From 10 January 1982 to 1 January 1984, Tommy Vance hosted the show. .Although usually considered a specialist in heavy metal and rock music, which he presented on the Friday Rock Show, he showed his versatility introducing, and giving facts about, a wide range of records.^ The ever-controversial former lead vocalist of the Plasmatics, she of the gaffer tape on the nipples, recorded aggressive, metallic hard rock as a solo artist.
  • Indie Hits "W" 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC cherryred.co.uk [Source type: General]

.From 8 January to 23 September 1984, Simon Bates took over again for a second time, but on 30 September (also Radio 1's 17th anniversary) he was replaced by Richard Skinner.^ T-Pain Low 29 27 17 September Cry For You 30 23 21 Estelle feat.
  • El Foro de Mangaka & Jordi - UK CHARTS (6º) - Foro de Listas de Ventas, Airplay, Downloads... 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC foromjworldpage.mforos.com [Source type: General]

^ It'll Be Me (Jack Clement) Running Time: 1:55 This is the same as the original mono 32 Minutes And 17 Seconds With Cliff Richard album.
  • Cliff Richard Song Database - Cliff Richard UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cliffrichardsongs.com [Source type: General]

.This was the date when The Network Chart Show began in direct competition on the Independent Local Radio network.^ NME compiled its own chart until 28 May 1988 , after which it used the Network Chart (compiled by MRIB for broadcast on commercial radio in the UK in direct competition to the official chart show on Radio 1, and hosted at the time by David Jensen ) for some years.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ On 1 July 1990, the publishing company of Music Week, Spotlight Publications/Link House Magazines, formed a new independent company, Chart Information Network Ltd.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.There were several differences between the official chart and its competitor - although Radio 1 was normally only available in mono, its chart show was broadcast in FM stereo, but the Network Chart was only in mono until the early 1990s (because the lines from LBC, which carried the show to the rest of the network and were normally only used for news bulletins, could only carry mono transmissions).^ The official real time iTunes Music Chart, as used by the The Big Top 40 Show and used as a basis for the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show every Sunday.
  • UK Top 100 Songs in iTunes - DJ Code Blue Music Download Store 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC musicstore.djcodeblue.com [Source type: General]

^ NME compiled its own chart until 28 May 1988 , after which it used the Network Chart (compiled by MRIB for broadcast on commercial radio in the UK in direct competition to the official chart show on Radio 1, and hosted at the time by David Jensen ) for some years.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The precise number is debatable due to the profusion of different competing charts during the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, although the usual list used is that endorsed by the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles and subsequently adopted by The Official UK Charts Company.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.Unlike the Radio 1 chart, the Network Chart also counted airplay in its compilation and included commercials.^ This more genre-specific chart was introduced in 1981 (as 'Album Rock Tracks') and relies more significantly on radio airplay than the main singles chart does.
  • The Rolling Stones: Complete Singles Chart Entries [US& UK, 1963-2006] 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.beatzenith.com [Source type: General]

^ Unlike Gee Whizz It's You , they failed to chart and it seems they did not get the radio airplay.
  • Cliff Richard Song Database - Cliff Richard UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cliffrichardsongs.com [Source type: General]

^ U.S. Billboard chart calculations include unit sales, radio requests and airplay.
  • The Rolling Stones: Complete Singles Chart Entries [US& UK, 1963-2006] 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.beatzenith.com [Source type: General]

.The rival chart enjoyed some success for a while, and was more up-to-date than the Radio 1 chart for its first three years (with a very few songs, such as Ferry Aid's version of "Let It Be", topping the Network Chart before they had entered the official chart at all), but the official chart had emerged triumphant by the end of the 1980s.^ Year End Charts of 2003 .
  • UK Singles Top 40 @ Top40-Charts.com - 40 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 25 Countries 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC top40-charts.com [Source type: General]

^ Year End Charts of 2004 .
  • UK Singles Top 40 @ Top40-Charts.com - 40 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 25 Countries 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC top40-charts.com [Source type: General]

^ It's topped our charts for over thirty years.
  • USA Adventure Holidays | America Holidays | Singles Holidays 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.trekamerica.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.From the spring of 1986, Bruno Brookes took over - through the late 1980s the show was preceded by "Chartbusters", which featured songs bubbling under the Top 40. From 30 September 1990 to 1 March 1992 he was succeeded by Mark Goodier.^ The official real time iTunes Music Chart, as used by the The Big Top 40 Show and used as a basis for the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show every Sunday.
  • UK Top 100 Songs in iTunes - DJ Code Blue Music Download Store 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC musicstore.djcodeblue.com [Source type: General]

^ UK singles charts : Though recognized as a top-75 list for some time, the UK has what is known as a bubble-under chart which calculates charting singles from #76 to #100.
  • The Rolling Stones: Complete Singles Chart Entries [US& UK, 1963-2006] 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.beatzenith.com [Source type: General]

^ What A Shame remains as the only song to appear on nothing but the 'Bubbling Under' chart.
  • The Rolling Stones: Complete Singles Chart Entries [US& UK, 1963-2006] 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.beatzenith.com [Source type: General]

.Brookes came back from 15 March 1992 (after Tommy Vance had returned for a week) but left the station three years later, and was succeeded by Goodier again on 23 April 1995 and from the early 2000s Scott Mills filled in for Goodier when he was on holiday.^ Mark Goodier and Bruno Brookes are famous for having been the presenters of this chart show for many years, but in 2003, Goodier was replaced by relative newcomer Wes Butters , who left the show in January 2005.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Back at the top for the first time in three years .
  • The UK Number Ones : 2005 to present 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.onlineweb.com [Source type: General]

^ After his amazing tour of our country last week, ATLS has returned to Number 2 from 3 and B2B has jumped back up to 20.
  • James Blunt :: View topic - Album & Singles Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC forum.jamesblunt.com [Source type: General]

.Goodier left the show on 17 November 2002, the fiftieth anniversary of the chart's founding.^ Mark Goodier and Bruno Brookes are famous for having been the presenters of this chart show for many years, but in 2003, Goodier was replaced by relative newcomer Wes Butters , who left the show in January 2005.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Despite such humble origins as tv's "Pop Idol" show, the girl band have been hitting the charts since December 2002.
  • The UK Number Ones : 2005 to present 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.onlineweb.com [Source type: General]

His successors have been Wes Butters, JK and Joel, Fearne Cotton and currently Reggie Yates.

Chart Updates

.Starting from March 2010, BBC Radio 1 started giving regular Chart Updates called "The Official Chart Update" with Greg James, on BBC Radio 1 every Wednesday from 15:30 to 16:00 - the first Chart Update was on March 10, 2010. As the usual BBC Radio 1 Chart Show, it gives the Top 40 singles in the UK. Singles might go up or go down since the previous Chart Show on Sundays, but do not affect the original UK Singles Chart until Sundays.^ James wrote: It won't go up - the first week is usually the peak in terms of the UK charts...
  • Imogen Heap - iBabble ~ View topic - G&G UK Chart Position 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.imogenheap.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The official real time iTunes Music Chart, as used by the The Big Top 40 Show and used as a basis for the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show every Sunday.
  • UK Top 100 Songs in iTunes - DJ Code Blue Music Download Store 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC musicstore.djcodeblue.com [Source type: General]

^ The release dates for singles and albums go up until early 2010.
  • DVDfever.co.uk - Charts, News and Reviews of Blu-rays, DVDs, Games, CDs, Hardware, Laserdiscs, Cinema Films & more 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.dvdfever.co.uk [Source type: General]

Currently, Tinie Tempah's "Pass Out" is still number 1, along with Telephone by Lady Gaga in number 2. New entries include Skepta with "Bad Boy" and INNA.
.There are also album updates, also hosted officially by BBC Radio 1.^ The official real time iTunes Music Chart, as used by the The Big Top 40 Show and used as a basis for the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show every Sunday.
  • UK Top 100 Songs in iTunes - DJ Code Blue Music Download Store 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC musicstore.djcodeblue.com [Source type: General]

^ MASSIVE WELL DONE BLUNTY IT'S A BRILLIANT ALBUM I'm going away friday hope I can access radio/internet over there lol .
  • James Blunt :: View topic - Album & Singles Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC forum.jamesblunt.com [Source type: General]

^ Information up to 2004 is from the "Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums" 2004 onwards from BBC Radio 1 .
  • UK MUSIC CHARTS, EVERY UK No.1 SINGLE, BRITISH NUMBER ONE HITS 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC bittersuiteband.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Number 1 quirks

.Since the inception of the UK Singles chart, many issues have arisen about certain singles and whether or not they should have made #1. This controversy has caused much dispute on a few number 1 singles - most notably concerning The Beatles' "Please Please Me", as discussed above.^ Number One hits from the UK Singles Charts .
  • Oasis Number Ones | Number One hits from the UK Singles Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.number-ones.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ It entered the UK Singles Chart on 19th March and peaked at number 4.
  • Lyn Paul website: New Seekers - UK Singles, 1972-74 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.lynpaulwebsite.org [Source type: General]

^ Top40-Charts.com UK Singles .
  • UK Singles Top 40 @ Top40-Charts.com - 40 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 25 Countries 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC top40-charts.com [Source type: General]

.There was a period of time when the entire record industry took a break for the Christmas period.^ It soon rocketed to the top of the UK charts, and made it there in time for the song to become the Christmas Number One of 1969.
  • 1970 ~ Best Selling Singles (UK) 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

.This resulted in no release of a new singles chart on the Tuesday following Christmas Day.^ UK Chart Chat Your chart needs from chart predictions, chart stats (sales info), new single release schedule, Irish Charts and predicta games, come in and enjoy THE place for chart chat.
  • BuzzJack Music Forum - Latest chart music and entertainment news 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.buzzjack.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Britney, your new single is on in my car every minite of every day!!
  • 'Womanizer' #3 on UK iTunes Chart - BRITNEY SPEARS 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.britneyspears.com [Source type: General]

^ CHARTS: Peter Kay vs Alicia Keys - Who got the new No.1...?
  • DVDfever.co.uk - Charts, News and Reviews of Blu-rays, DVDs, Games, CDs, Hardware, Laserdiscs, Cinema Films & more 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.dvdfever.co.uk [Source type: General]

.When electronic sales recording took over from sales diaries, a chart started to be compiled for Christmas week but was never aired.^ Another football game came out in the UK last week and, once again, it came in first place in the region's weekly software sales charts.
  • Soccer reigns supreme once again in UK sales chart; DJ Hero breaks in at 20 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, DJ Hero seems to be following its expected, slow-starting sales trajectory , debuting at twentieth place in last week's chart.
  • Soccer reigns supreme once again in UK sales chart; DJ Hero breaks in at 20 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ US Billboard and UK Record Retailer/Music Week/NME/BPI positions) Compiler: AC Palacio.
  • The Rolling Stones: Complete Singles Chart Entries [US& UK, 1963-2006] 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.beatzenith.com [Source type: General]

.Usually, it would result in no change at number one.^ However, on the other hand, if he had died in that crash this would have been the Christmas number one, so we can thank the Lord for small mercies.
  • “Gotta Get Thru This”: Dom Passantino’s Survey of the New Millenium’s UK #1 Singles - Article - Stylus Magazine 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Ozzy & Kelly Osbourne- Changes [12/14/2003; 1 week] If the stupid cunt hadn't have crashed his buggy this never need have gotten to number one.
  • “Gotta Get Thru This”: Dom Passantino’s Survey of the New Millenium’s UK #1 Singles - Article - Stylus Magazine 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ My focus on number ones wasn’t so much disingenuous as it was a result of limited space and the need to address readers who don’t diligently follow the charts.
  • The Strange Death of the UK Charts | FreakyTrigger 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC freakytrigger.co.uk [Source type: General]

.However, there was one exception; the Christmas period of 1980. A frenzy of buying John Lennon singles had begun following his murder on December 8. This resulted in "(Just Like) Starting Over" topping the charts, which was then dethroned after a mere seven days by "There's No-one Quite Like Grandma". However, after this stayed at the top for a week, many people had bought Lennon's re-issued Christmas classic, "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)", and the new chart compiled actually had this at the top.^ John Lennon '(Just Like) Starting Over' 20/12/1980 472.
  • UK MUSIC CHARTS, EVERY UK No.1 SINGLE, BRITISH NUMBER ONE HITS 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC bittersuiteband.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A frenzy of buying John Lennon singles had begun as he had just been shot dead a few weeks earlier.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ This resulted in "(Just Like) Starting Over" topping the charts, however, this was dethroned after a mere seven days by "There's No-one Quite Like Grandma".
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.This chart was never published and thus it is omitted from lists of number ones.^ However, this chart was never published and thus, it is omitted from lists of number ones.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ When the correct chart was compiled, Manuel (actually conductor Geoff Love) had been relegated to number 3 behind The Four Seasons and Tina Charles ' "I Love To Love", and never did make number one.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Abba’s ninth number one album, Gold: Greatest Hits first topped the chart on October 3 1992.
  • El Foro de Mangaka & Jordi - UK CHARTS (6º) - Foro de Listas de Ventas, Airplay, Downloads... 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC foromjworldpage.mforos.com [Source type: General]

.By the time the next official chart was issued after the festive season, "Imagine" had topped the chart, but technically John Lennon had three number ones in succession.^ By the time things returned to normal after the festive season, "Imagine" had topped the chart, but technically, John Lennon has three-peated on top of the chart, something no other act has been able to achieve.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The official real time iTunes Music Chart, as used by the The Big Top 40 Show and used as a basis for the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show every Sunday.
  • UK Top 100 Songs in iTunes - DJ Code Blue Music Download Store 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC musicstore.djcodeblue.com [Source type: General]

^ When the correct chart was compiled, Manuel (actually conductor Geoff Love) had been relegated to number 3 behind The Four Seasons and Tina Charles ' "I Love To Love", and never did make number one.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.In the week of The Queen's massive Silver Jubilee celebrations in June 1977, the Sex Pistols were due to release their second single, "God Save the Queen", expressing great contempt for royalty.^ In the week including the Queen's massive jubilee celebration at Windsor in June 1977, the Sex Pistols were due to release their second single, " God Save The Queen ", expressing great contempt for royalty.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Released in the spring of 1970, it became a massive international hit, reaching #1 on the UK singles chart for a single week in June 1970.
  • 1970 ~ Best Selling Singles (UK) 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Rumours then began to circulate that people had fixed the chart to avoid controversy, which even resulted in the New Musical Express placing "God Save The Queen" at number 1 in their chart.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.There was wide speculation and rumour that the Sex Pistols were going to be number 1 for this historic week, but surprisingly Rod Stewart retained his position on top of the chart for a fourth week with "I Don't Want to Talk About It"/"The First Cut Is the Deepest". Rumours then began to circulate that the chart compilers had fixed the chart to avoid controversy.^ There was wide speculation and rumour that the Sex Pistols were going to be number 1 for this historic week, however, the shock was Rod Stewart retained his position on top of the chart for a fourth week with "I Don't Want To Talk About It/The First Cut Is The Deepest".
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Since the inception of the UK Singles chart, many issues have arisen about certain singles and whether or not they should have made number 1 - this controversy has caused much dispute on a few number 1 singles and it has affected the singles chart over the years.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The tables below give the following information (from left to right): release date (given in day/month/year format), country of release, chart entry date, chart entry position, date of highest chart position, highest chart position, number of weeks in the chart, number of positions in the chart refered to.

.A number of other charts, including that published in the New Musical Express, placed "God Save The Queen" at number one.^ New music charts coming shortly .
  • DVDfever.co.uk - Charts, News and Reviews of Blu-rays, DVDs, Games, CDs, Hardware, Laserdiscs, Cinema Films & more 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.dvdfever.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Rumours then began to circulate that people had fixed the chart to avoid controversy, which even resulted in the New Musical Express placing "God Save The Queen" at number 1 in their chart.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ It includes lists of artists with the most number one singles, the longest album chart runs, labels with the most number one records, and much more.
  • Indie Hits: The Complete UK Independent Charts 1980-1989 by Barry Lazell | LibraryThing 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.librarything.com [Source type: General]

.In the 1950s, singles had frequently shared the number 1 position for a week, due to sales ties.^ In the 1950s, singles had frequently shared the number 1 position for a week, due to sales ties.
  • UK Singles Chart at AllExperts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Catalogue Number: Polydor 2058 338 Released: February 1973 Highest chart position: 16 (NME chart: 12) Weeks on chart (Top 50): 8 weeks .
  • Lyn Paul website: New Seekers - UK Singles, 1972-74 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.lynpaulwebsite.org [Source type: General]

^ Galvanised by the success of second single All Summer Long, which is number one this week, Kid Rock’s Rock N Roll Jesus album debuts at number four on sales of 19,396.
  • El Foro de Mangaka & Jordi - UK CHARTS (6º) - Foro de Listas de Ventas, Airplay, Downloads... 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC foromjworldpage.mforos.com [Source type: General]

This had never been an issue ever since. .However, in the 1980s, a new rule was instituted to deal with any joint positions in the chart (not just at number one): the single whose sales had increased most from the previous week would reside above the other.^ TWO weeks at number one.
  • “Gotta Get Thru This”: Dom Passantino’s Survey of the New Millenium’s UK #1 Singles - Article - Stylus Magazine 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Billboard "Hot 100" pop chart because it had virtually no radio airplay—in its case despite being the second-best-selling U.S. single for one week.
  • UK and US Pop Chart History 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.geowayne.com [Source type: General]

^ However, these singles appeared on different record labels from the UK releases: early US releases were on Elektra, later ones on MGM / Verve; European releases were on Philips.
  • Lyn Paul website: New Seekers - UK Singles, 1972-74 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.lynpaulwebsite.org [Source type: General]
  • Lyn Paul website: New Seekers - UK Singles, 1969-71 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.lynpaulwebsite.org [Source type: General]

.In September 1990, "The Joker" by the Steve Miller Band and Deee-lite's "Groove Is in the Heart" sold enough copies to be joint number 1, but because of the rule, Deee-lite were relegated to number 2 and "The Joker" topped the chart.^ Steve Miller - Band The Joker 15/9/1990 651.
  • UK MUSIC CHARTS, EVERY UK No.1 SINGLE, BRITISH NUMBER ONE HITS 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC bittersuiteband.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A massive international hit, the song reached Number One on the UK singles chart, spending three weeks at the top of the chart in July 1974 and repeated the feat on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA, spending two weeks at the top in July 1974, and Number One on the R&B singles chart, In total it sold over 11 million copies internationally.
  • 1974 ~ Best Selling Singles (UK) 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Catalogue Number: Polydor 2058 338 Released: February 1973 Highest chart position: 16 (NME chart: 12) Weeks on chart (Top 50): 8 weeks .
  • Lyn Paul website: New Seekers - UK Singles, 1972-74 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.lynpaulwebsite.org [Source type: General]

.Following the controversy and complaints from Deee-lite's record company, WEA, the rule was scrapped and joint positions were once more allowed, although "The Joker" stayed at the top for another two weeks and thereafter convincingly outsold "Groove Is In The Heart"; however, there have been no more joint chart-toppers since.^ Two or three weeks and it'll be topping!!
  • James Blunt :: View topic - Album & Singles Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC forum.jamesblunt.com [Source type: General]

^ Catalogue Number: Polydor 2058 338 Released: February 1973 Highest chart position: 16 (NME chart: 12) Weeks on chart (Top 50): 8 weeks .
  • Lyn Paul website: New Seekers - UK Singles, 1972-74 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.lynpaulwebsite.org [Source type: General]

^ UK Top 30/50/75 charts published in Music Week magazine, yielding an amassed total of 1175 weeks on the official charts.
  • Cliff Richard Song Database - Cliff Richard UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cliffrichardsongs.com [Source type: General]

.In 1987, Steve "Silk" Hurley's "Jack Your Body" topped the charts for 2 weeks, but in fact it should have never been there.^ Steve 'Silk' Hurley 'Jack Your Body 24/1/1987 Feb 584.
  • UK MUSIC CHARTS, EVERY UK No.1 SINGLE, BRITISH NUMBER ONE HITS 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC bittersuiteband.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Catalogue Number: Polydor 2058 338 Released: February 1973 Highest chart position: 16 (NME chart: 12) Weeks on chart (Top 50): 8 weeks .
  • Lyn Paul website: New Seekers - UK Singles, 1972-74 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.lynpaulwebsite.org [Source type: General]

^ UK Top 30/50/75 charts published in Music Week magazine, yielding an amassed total of 1175 weeks on the official charts.
  • Cliff Richard Song Database - Cliff Richard UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cliffrichardsongs.com [Source type: General]

.The 12" actually exceeded the maximum playing time to qualify as a single and therefore Jackie Wilson's re-issue of "Reet Petite" should have enjoyed a fifth week at the top and "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" was deprived of a week at the top, which would have increased its total to three.^ I should have it for you in two weeks then!
  • Imogen Heap - iBabble ~ View topic - G&G UK Chart Position 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.imogenheap.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jackie Wilson 'Reet Petite 27/12/1986 1987 Jan 583.
  • UK MUSIC CHARTS, EVERY UK No.1 SINGLE, BRITISH NUMBER ONE HITS 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC bittersuiteband.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Two or three weeks and it'll be topping!!
  • James Blunt :: View topic - Album & Singles Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC forum.jamesblunt.com [Source type: General]

.The advent of multi-formatting, whereby a single appears in many different versions, caused some controversy in 1982 when The Jam's "Town Called Malice" went straight in at number one, thereby keeping The Stranglers' "Golden Brown" at number two.^ Jam - A Town Called Malice / Precious 13/2/1982 March 496.
  • UK MUSIC CHARTS, EVERY UK No.1 SINGLE, BRITISH NUMBER ONE HITS 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC bittersuiteband.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ TWO weeks at number one.
  • “Gotta Get Thru This”: Dom Passantino’s Survey of the New Millenium’s UK #1 Singles - Article - Stylus Magazine 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Golden Brown - Stranglers 02.
  • MUSIC: UK-US February Singles Charts: 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC philbrodieband.com [Source type: General]

."Town Called Malice" was available in two different versions - the studio version on the 7" single and a live recording on the 12" - and EMI (The Stranglers' record company) protested to the British Market Research Bureau that many Jam fans were buying both versions of the record.^ Town Called Malice/Precious - Jam 05.
  • MUSIC: UK-US February Singles Charts: 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC philbrodieband.com [Source type: General]

^ However by the time ELO came on the scene in 1971, the officially recognized charts were compiled by the British Market Research Bureau based upon retail sales and this chart was published in the Record Retailer trade magazine (later retitled to Music Week ), which is a UK music retailer trade magazine similar to the USA's Billboard .
  • Jeff Lynne Song Database - Electric Light Orchestra UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.jefflynnesongs.com [Source type: General]

^ A Voice In The Wilderness was simultaneously released on the mono and stereo Expresson Bongo EPs, however, the versions on these EPs are different takes of the song than the 7" single version.
  • Cliff Richard Song Database - Cliff Richard UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cliffrichardsongs.com [Source type: General]

.However, the BMRB ruled that nothing untoward had taken place, and more than twenty years on, multi-formatting has become the norm.^ So, really, her entire oeuvre is nothing more than Meatloaf without the rock opera.
  • “Gotta Get Thru This”: Dom Passantino’s Survey of the New Millenium’s UK #1 Singles - Article - Stylus Magazine 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Seriously, post- “Ignition (Remix),” Oscar Wilde having more entries in “Notable Witticisms” books than Kels is nothing short of a disgrace.
  • “Gotta Get Thru This”: Dom Passantino’s Survey of the New Millenium’s UK #1 Singles - Article - Stylus Magazine 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Maxi-Singles: A maxi-single is a single with more than the typical two tracks on it and several of Cliff's singles were released in this format.
  • Cliff Richard Song Database - Cliff Richard UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cliffrichardsongs.com [Source type: General]

On a couple of occasions in chart history the wrong number one has been announced:
.
  • When the chart for the week ending 28 February 1976 was first unveiled, it was announced that Manuel and his Music of the Mountains' version of the Spanish classical piece, Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, had dethroned The Four Seasons' "December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" from the top spot.^ Four Seasons 'December '63' 21/2/1976 March 386.
    • UK MUSIC CHARTS, EVERY UK No.1 SINGLE, BRITISH NUMBER ONE HITS 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC bittersuiteband.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto De Aranjuez - Manuel & his music of the mountains 7.
    • MUSIC: UK-US February Singles Charts: 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC philbrodieband.com [Source type: General]

    ^ December '63 9Oh what a night) - Four Seasons 3.
    • MUSIC: UK-US February Singles Charts: 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC philbrodieband.com [Source type: General]

    .But moments after the chart had been made public, it was discovered that due to a catastrophic 'computer error' the entire chart was wrong.^ In the long term it could make the chart redundant as it won't be a forum for new music any more, just classic tracks that are in the public ear at the moment.
    • New look singles chart: anarchy in the UK? | Media | guardian.co.uk 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    When the correct chart was compiled, Manuel (actually conductor Geoff Love) had been relegated to number 3 behind The Four Seasons and Tina Charles' "I Love to Love", and never did make number one.
  • In a similar incident for the week ending 10 November 1979, a compilation error led to the announcement that Dr. Hook's "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman" had topped Lena Martell's "One Day at a Time". The error did not immediately come to light, though it was put right in time for that week's edition of Top of the Pops. .Happily (for Dr Hook at least) "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman" did make, and keep, the number-one spot the following week.
  • At the end of each year, the BBC played its Chart of the Year, featuring a countdown of the best sellers calculated from the biggest hits of the year.^ James Blunt - You're Beautiful ..
    • UK MUSIC CHARTS, EVERY UK No.1 SINGLE, BRITISH NUMBER ONE HITS 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC bittersuiteband.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You deserve the number one spot.
    • 'Womanizer' #3 on UK iTunes Chart - BRITNEY SPEARS 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.britneyspears.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Womanizer is number 2 now on the itunes chart in the UK :) keep it rising to that number one spot!!
    • 'Womanizer' #3 on UK iTunes Chart - BRITNEY SPEARS 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.britneyspears.com [Source type: General]

    .For both the chart of 1975 and 1976, Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody", despite being at number-one for nine weeks, overlapping both years, and becoming one of the biggest selling hits of all time, failed to make an appearance anywhere in either BBC Chart of the Year.^ Queen 'Bohemian Rhapsody' 29/11/1975 1976 Jan 383.
    • UK MUSIC CHARTS, EVERY UK No.1 SINGLE, BRITISH NUMBER ONE HITS 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC bittersuiteband.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The "weeks" shows the total of all periods at number one.
    • The UK Number Ones : 2005 to present 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.onlineweb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ TWO weeks at number one.
    • “Gotta Get Thru This”: Dom Passantino’s Survey of the New Millenium’s UK #1 Singles - Article - Stylus Magazine 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

    This error - in an unofficial chart (the year's best sellers have never formed a chart of their own) - was not corrected.

Sponsorship

.There has been much controversy over the fact that the UK Singles Chart has, for many years, been sponsored by various companies.^ UK singles chart .
  • James Blunt :: View topic - Album & Singles Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC forum.jamesblunt.com [Source type: General]

^ UK singles charts : Though recognized as a top-75 list for some time, the UK has what is known as a bubble-under chart which calculates charting singles from #76 to #100.
  • The Rolling Stones: Complete Singles Chart Entries [US& UK, 1963-2006] 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.beatzenith.com [Source type: General]

^ A few tunes that charted in the standard UK singles chart, also appeared in the U.S. 'Bubbling Under.'
  • The Rolling Stones: Complete Singles Chart Entries [US& UK, 1963-2006] 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.beatzenith.com [Source type: General]

.This in itself would be unremarkable were it not for the fact that the chart is broadcast exclusively on BBC Radio 1, a publicly owned radio station that cannot sell advertising or sponsorship.^ The official real time iTunes Music Chart, as used by the The Big Top 40 Show and used as a basis for the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show every Sunday.
  • UK Top 100 Songs in iTunes - DJ Code Blue Music Download Store 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC musicstore.djcodeblue.com [Source type: General]

^ Two singles are considered double A-sides, meaning both sides were being promoted for radio play and they would chart as a pair.
  • Jeff Lynne Song Database - Electric Light Orchestra UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.jefflynnesongs.com [Source type: General]

^ I still can't see it lol I must be thick I've got the uk bbc radio charts and he's 24 plus I've looked at capital charts and he's not number 4 on there so which chart is it????
  • James Blunt :: View topic - Album & Singles Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC forum.jamesblunt.com [Source type: General]

.The singles chart sponsorship is, however, sold by the Official UK Charts Company, so the BBC does not receive any money from the deal.^ This more genre-specific chart was introduced in 1981 (as 'Album Rock Tracks') and relies more significantly on radio airplay than the main singles chart does.
  • The Rolling Stones: Complete Singles Chart Entries [US& UK, 1963-2006] 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.beatzenith.com [Source type: General]

^ UK singles charts : Though recognized as a top-75 list for some time, the UK has what is known as a bubble-under chart which calculates charting singles from #76 to #100.
  • The Rolling Stones: Complete Singles Chart Entries [US& UK, 1963-2006] 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.beatzenith.com [Source type: General]

^ UK Top 30/50/75 charts published in Music Week magazine, yielding an amassed total of 1175 weeks on the official charts.
  • Cliff Richard Song Database - Cliff Richard UK Singles 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cliffrichardsongs.com [Source type: General]

.They have, in the past, mentioned the name of the sponsors during the chart rundown and this has in effect allowed the sponsors to do indirect advertising on a publicly owned radio station.^ I heard it advertised 3 times on one radio station in Orlando today.
  • James Blunt :: View topic - Album & Singles Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC forum.jamesblunt.com [Source type: General]

.For many years the chart was sponsored by worldpop.com (no longer exists), a music website.^ CHARTS: Joe McNobody vs Lady Gaga - who got the New Year No.1...?
  • DVDfever.co.uk - Charts, News and Reviews of Blu-rays, DVDs, Games, CDs, Hardware, Laserdiscs, Cinema Films & more 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.dvdfever.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ In the U.S., it charted at No.9 in the spring of 1970, though "The Wonder of You" topped the UK Singles Chart for six weeks in the summer of that year.
  • 1970 ~ Best Selling Singles (UK) 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Yeah LB I noticed there was still no SM in the charts and the only conclusion I can come up with as that not many fans bought the CD as they have it on the album.
  • James Blunt :: View topic - Album & Singles Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC forum.jamesblunt.com [Source type: General]

However, in 2004, Coca-Cola became the sponsors. .For a while, the BBC continued the practice of mentioning the sponsoring company during the chart show, however there was a huge backlash against this, partly caused by controversy elsewhere over allowing sugary/fatty foods and drinks to be advertised to children.^ The official real time iTunes Music Chart, as used by the The Big Top 40 Show and used as a basis for the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show every Sunday.
  • UK Top 100 Songs in iTunes - DJ Code Blue Music Download Store 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC musicstore.djcodeblue.com [Source type: General]

^ ATLS does not show up in the Alternative album chart; however, Back to Bedlam is at #23.
  • James Blunt :: View topic - Album & Singles Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC forum.jamesblunt.com [Source type: General]

^ I still can't see it lol I must be thick I've got the uk bbc radio charts and he's 24 plus I've looked at capital charts and he's not number 4 on there so which chart is it????
  • James Blunt :: View topic - Album & Singles Charts 11 January 2010 7:07 UTC forum.jamesblunt.com [Source type: General]

It was also considered controversial as it appeared (erroneously) that the BBC, a licence-fee supported organisation which does not allow advertising, was being sponsored.
The BBC initially stuck to its guns but eventually came to an agreement whereby the name would be dropped from its on-air broadcast.

See also

Chart Magazines
Rival Charts
Chart Books

References

External links


Simple English


The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. The chart week runs from Sunday to Saturday, with the chart being printed in Music Week magazine (Top 75 only), ChartsPlus (Top 200), and published online on various sites (generally Top 40 only). Around 6,500 UK retail outlets contribute sales data, as well as most UK online digital download stores. Unlike in the U.S., no airplay statistics are used for the official UK Singles Chart. Most UK singles are released in record shops on a Monday.


Citable sentences

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