As part of an online effort to try and bring back rock and roll music to the mainstream charts, James said he decided to launch the #takebackthecharts movement. However, even this handicap isn’t sufficient to stop “Three Lions”, first released in 1996, returning to the top slot each time England looks like winning an international tournament, because of the millions of plays the track gets. During the changeover between the decline of purchased music and the dominance of streaming, record companies agreed that a piece of music someone actually paid for should have a higher chart value than one listened to for free. The rise of Spotify, YouTube and viral platforms such as TikTok means the Top 40 now reveals the most-played songs of the week, whether through individual selection or algorithmically-compiled playlists. For the past three decades, he has run his Chart Watch UK page – initially in print, now online – which takes an in-depth look at each week’s top 40 and analyses it accordingly.

The official midweek charts also show that Blink-182 are set for their first No 1 album, with ‘California’ selling 17,000 copies since Friday – more than the rest of the Top Three combined. Artists who once would have been expected to chart with new singles out this week include Years And Years, Demi Lovato, Fergie and Stooshe. David Brent and Biffy Clyro have also released new singles, but as these are free downloads, they don’t count towards compilers Official Charts Company’s charts. Below are links to the official weekly charts for some of the world’s biggest music markets. For information on how these charts are compiled or any other details on the local charts, please contact the chart supplier directly.

But the charts were forever changed – the same as always yet fundamentally altered. Camila Cabello released her third solo album ‘Familia’ on 8th April. The singer had previously revealed the track list of her album which includes songs in English and Spanish, including her hit song ‘Bam Bam’ with Ed Sheeran.

The Top 40 is broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and MTV, the full Top 100 is published exclusively on He started by releasing his first CD of original music to demonstrate how success can be achieved. The Big Yin’s parody of Tammy Wynette classic D.I.V.O.R.C.E served to increase the legendary comedian’s popularity in the 1970s. After five years out of the spotlight, the Londoner threw fans into a frenzy earlier this year when she announced she was finally bringing out a new album. Martin Talbot, chief executive of The Official Charts Company, said it was “absolutely vital” for the charts to evolve and “reflect the changing market places and consumer behaviour”.

His surprise single Starlight, released to commemorate his UK arena tour, went straight into the chart at number one, with sales of 63,000. Tate McRae made the exciting announcement that she will be releasing her debut album ‘I used to think I could fly’ on 27th May. This comes after the release of her amazing songs ‘she’s all I wanna be’ and ‘chaotic’ earlier this year.

First sung by Elaine Paige, the Cats hit went on to win best song musically and lyrically at the Ivor Novello Awards, and has since been covered by Barry Manilow and Barbra Streisand. With fewer songs staying longer in the chart, it has also meant songs stay longer at No 1, with Drake having been No 1 for the past 12 weeks with ‘One Dance’. Throughout the 1950s, Radio Luxembourg broadcast a sheet music Top 20. This was the first ever Top Twenty countdown show, and set the pattern of chart shows for the decades that followed. The EP was released on Friday, May 28 and when the charts were released on June 4 it went straight in at number seven. The new release dates for singles and albums can be found HERE and they go up to early 2016.

Featuring all of the most popular tunes from some of the brightest and best young stars, this sheet music is ideal for a pop lover who wants to play all the Chart Hits Now. Having sold over 15 million copies worldwide, ‘You’re The One That I Want’ is one of the biggest selling hits of all time! One of the biggest musical numbers in Grease, Olivia Newton-John and Danny Travolta’s performance has gained iconic status, with the track specifically written for Newton-John’s role transformative moment as Sandy Dumbrowski. Although the song has been covered numerous times and featured in reality competitions searching for West End and Broadway stars to play the lead roles inGrease,the original version remains superior.

Mark Goodier, meantime, now hosts shows on Greatest Hits Radio, where they play all the old hits all the time, “because that’s what people seem to want”. Chart Hits Now is the perfect pop sheet music songbook for pianists, singers or guitarists to learn the cream of the contemporary pop crop. The best songs you’ve heard over the past few weeks and months by the Taylors, Ezras, Smiths and One Directions of the music world are put at your fingertips with this pop sheet music collection of 12 Top Hits. The listings below show the Number One songs and melodies, together with the artists who made the most memorable recordings of the songs. It should be noted that in the 1950s, nearly every major song had several versions issued – maybe a couple from the US and often as many as 3 or 4 British covers. Mercifully, the rules were quickly changed to stop such a monopoly from happening again, and today no artist can have more than three songs from one album in the charts.

Sheeran, the biggest pop star on the planet, had just released his third album, ÷ . By this point, more people were streaming music than buying it and Sheeran’s fans listened to the songs from ÷ over and over again, more so than they did any other songs during the next seven days. Although ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ sung by Julie Covington can be found on the 1976 concept album, it was Madonna’s performance in the 1996 film adaptation ofEvita that saw the musical garner further popularity. Released on 4th February 1997 as a single, the track quickly landed itself in charts across the world, with a further ‘Miami Mix’ combining English, Spanish and Argentinian sounds. With two versions of Jesus Christ Superstar’s ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’ going on to have commercial success, the power ballad is definitely a musical theatre smash hit.

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