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.
The site contains an archive of the UK singles and albums charts with complete weekly listings, the period covered is from the 1950s to the present day. Feedback is welcome from the contact page.
February 17th, 2009
I'm considering completely removing song ratings from the site, in the past the system has been abused and it appears that the same has happened again. Unless any users can give me a valid reason to keep ratings on the site I'll be taking them off at some point soon...
January 7th, 2009
I've put a collection of chart scans onto the internet in PDF format, you can access the archive here. At present there is no facility to extend the collection but I hope to provide this facility soon. In the meantime you can contact me if you have scans of your own to contribute.
January 3rd, 2009
I have had quite a number of uploads recently where the cover art has been surrounded by a large amount of white space, this is taking me quite a lot of time to crop out each time so I have added an extra step to the image upload process where the user must confirm that the image looks ok. I hope this is not too much of an inconveniance for users. Please do keep uploading!
September 18th, 2008
I've been thinking about a spin-off project from chartstats for quite some time. I'm happy that this site serves a purpose in it's current form but I am often asked about the availability of other chart information and the openness of chart data. There are also several flaws in the database design of this site that create issues for releases with featured artists and re-releases. In response to all this I am proposing a new site which is more open and has more user interaction, the site is only in the early stages of planning and I would like as much user input at possible before I start work. I would also appreciate offers of help from other coders and web developers. I have begun to thrash out some ideas on a wiki but would appreciate if interested parties could add their thoughts and opinions.
September 15th, 2008
The site has now had over 10,000 covers uploaded by visitors! I would like to offer my sincere thanks to people who have uploaded covers and helped to make this site more interesting and informative. However, there are still 22,718 singles without a cover and 7,394 albums without a cover - plenty more to do still!
July 24th, 2008
I have finally completed the monumental milestone of having a gap-free chart archive for UK albums and singles from the present day back to the 1950s! The final batch of album chart data was graciously provided by Andy Diamond and I have spent the last week or so integrating the data with what I already have. The updates may take a while to propagate through the site as the caches are gradually updated, its likely there will be duplicates that I missed and these can be reported in the usual way - through the guestbook or contact page. Now that this major task is completed I will first work on ironing out errors and omissions in the newly added data, there are also many weeks in the archive that are missing odd positions and these need correcting. Over a thousand new albums have been added to the site in the latest update and these present a new opportunity for people to upload cover art. Once the archive is fully complete I have plenty of other tasks to move onto, not least the new site design that I have been planning for the last 3 or 4 years! I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of those people who have helped in the compilation of this chart archive by providing data, covers or notification of errors - you're support is warmly appreciated!
July 13th, 2008
I have added a substantial chunk of additional data to the album chart archive. The archive is now complete from 1956-1991 there is then a gap until the current block of 1998-2008. I am hoping to find the charts for this missing period soon, in the mean time there are now quite a few more albums that need cover art. If you spot any problems please don't hesitate to let me know.
July 12th, 2008
I accidently updated the charts for this week with last weeks data. Sorry about that, it is now fixed. I have changed the chart run pages to now include small versions of the cover art where they are available. There are a couple of downsides to this, first it highlights where there are large numbers of missing covers (but should hopefully encourage users to upload them!) and secondly it will lead to longer page load times for dialup users. I hope you appreciate the change, please give feedback through the contact page and guestbook.
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.