Welcome to the site with the most comprehensive stats on the UK chart. There are graphs showing song's performance accross the weeks and pictures for singles and artists.
Data for the site now covers the singles chart back as far as November 1952 but the albums chart is less complete. Currently there is a gap in the album chart archive from 1981 to 2001 for which I have no chart run data. I have a source from which I hope to obtain the data for this period as and when it is made available. Feedback is welcome from the contact page.
April 29th, 2008
I have finally finished extending the album chart back a bit further and filled all the gaps as far back as June 1998. I will work on filling this small gap next and then continue working back. If you spot any errors please let me know.
March 27th, 2008
I've added some RSS feeds to the site which can keep you notified of website news and let you know when the latest chart data has been added to the site. Let me know if you have any problems using them.
March 25th, 2008
I have imported a further 3,726 album chart positions to the archive from the early 2000's, these have extended the chart runs from top 40's to top 75's. There may be some gaps in the data still as I am having some trouble aligning some of the weeks. If you spot any duplicate albums or inaccuracies then use the contact page to let me know. Thanks to αcharts for providing the data.
March 24th, 2008
Following a few complaints from users, and after spotting a better system I have replaced the CAPTCHA on the guestbook and contact pages. The aim of the CAPTCHA is to prevent automatic programs from spamming the guestbook or flooding my inbox by asking a user to enter a word that has been displayed to them in an obfuscated form.
The system I am now using has taken the idea of a CAPTCHA and done something rather clever with it, they have collaborated with the internet archive to assist them with converting books from a physical form into digital form. The CAPTCHAs provided to users are words that could not successfully be read by the computer and so therefore should not be able to be read by an automatic script. In doing this the benefit from a CAPTCHA is two-fold, spam is reduced and users to the site are helping to permanently archive historic books in a digital form. The system is also more advanced than the old system I was using an allows users to request a new CAPTCHA if they can't understand it, or provides and audio route for the partially sighted and blind. If you want to read more about the system or install it on your own website (it's very easy and a fantastic idea!) then just visit the reCAPTCHA website.
March 5th, 2008
I would like to offer my sincere thanks to the individuals who have been uploading cover art to the website. So far over 4,600 covers have been uploaded and these have dramatically improved the quality of the website. The site stats show that there are now covers for 20% of the singles listed and almost 40% of the albums listed.
Looking at these statistics it occured to me that this was not representative of the whole chart since there were some singles and albums that have recieved a larger share of chart attention than others. It seemed to me that these albums were of a higher priority for cover art and I decided to investigate what proportion of chart appearances have a cover associated with them. In the singles chart database there are currently 184,870 chart appearances recorded of which 52,047 have a cover, this works out to be about 28.2%. For albums there are 83,876 chart appearances and 45,891 of these have covers, this works out at 54.7% of appearances.
It has now occured to me that as these figures increase, more and more covers will be required to increase the percentage by one point as each album or single will have fewer chart appearances. I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank those who have submitted covers and encourage them and others to continue adding to the site.
February 5th, 2008
Many thanks to αcharts for providing top 75 chart runs back to 2003. I'm very busy at the moment but will be adding the data when I get the time. In the mean time you can find the information at their site or check out their international charts.
January 11th, 2008
I have some confusion surrounding the album chart for the week 01/07/2006, clearly this chart is a duplication of the previous weeks run, but for which week is this the relevant chart, and where have I missed out a week? If anyone can spot where the problem is I'd love to here it. Contact me using the contact form. Thanks.
January 2nd, 2008
I have filled some gaps in the album chart where weeks were missing, I have also extended the album chart to a top 100 for the remainder of 1982. If you find any errors please let me know via the contact page.
December 22nd, 2007
Sorry for the delay in posting the chart for this week, I was away snowboarding and unable to access the internet to update the site. Should be on track to post the Christmas chart tomorrow.
October 19th, 2007
The site has been quietly ticking along as usual, I've made a few changes in recent weeks, the number one's page now includes at least partial data for all decades except the albums of the 1990's. My thanks go out to the anonymous users who have been uploading cover art to the site, I've recieved over 1,000 image uploads now, not all have been up to my standards but the vast majority have been very useful. Please do continue to upload and make the site more colourful and informative! Please keep contacting me with suggestions and any inaccuracies you may find in my data, I'm currently fixing on average a couple of errors per week (as and when I get around to them!). Hope you continue to enjoy the site and find it useful and interesting!
August 14th, 2007
I have spent some time sorting out duplicated artists and songs today, if anyone spots any I have missed they can inform me via the contact page. I also updated the chart for the 4th of August 2007 to a complete top 100 where it was previously only a top 40.
July 31st, 2007
The artist summary pages now list singles and albums chronologically from when they first entered the chart. I have updated the album chart as far as the middle of 1980 but have come to a dead end for now. I hope to add more as and when I can get hold of the data. Please continue to upload cover art as it makes the site look a lot more attractive!
July 22nd, 2007
I have continued adding to the album chart archive, it's now up to the end of 1977. Hopefully I'll get a chance to add more soon. The chart for this week has not yet been published but I'll add it as soon as it has.
July 18th, 2007
I have finally got around to making a thumbnail generator for covers so now all covers on single, album and artist pages are resized and linked to the full size version (which for many is the same size). There are now smaller versions of covers on artist pages to (where covers are available) and on the number 1's page. I'm very greatful to whoever has been uploading loads of cover art for me, it's very much appreciated!
July 13th, 2007
I've continued importing the album chart which now contains the chart up until the end of 1973. I'll continue adding more when I have time. If you see any errors in the data please let me know through the guestbook or contact forms.