After strain from elsewhere within the music trade a second compromise was reached in 2006, which now allowed singles to chart on downloads the week earlier than their physical release. The first track to make the Top forty on downloads alone was “Pump It” by The Black Eyed Peas, which charted at number 16 on 12 March 2006. Three weeks later, “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley became the first song to top the charts on obtain gross sales alone. As part of the revised guidelines, singles would now be removed from the chart two weeks after the deletion of their physical codecs; “Crazy” left the chart eleven weeks later from number 5.
Initially airing well-liked songs, it developed an aggregated chart in March 1958. Using the NME, Melody Maker, Disc and Record Mirror charts, the BBC averaged them by totalling points gained on the four charts (one level for a number … Read More