The Real Chart Top 100
The Only Sales Chart in the UK
The True Working Week Chart
The Chart Not Hyped or Adjusted by The Music Industry
The hits are here! A selection of records (err videos) that are currently in the top 10 of the top 100.From now on in I will keep them in order ten to one!!! Sometimes people on YouTube will upload a video that was NOT authorised by the record company. These can be deleted by YouTube without telling anyone that has linked them to the blog site. So if you see a blank video anywhere it's down to YouTube removing it is not a fault on this blog. I did at one time use MUZU.TV, but it has now gone bust! For those into YouTube, if you can't listen to one of these or my other number one tracks featured on YouTube, because you live in another country, then just go the link below. This will allow you to see them by changing your IP address to a country that can see them. I'm not into censorship, especially by profit making business! Scroll to the bottom of the page nearly to find out more of the dodgy dealings of YouTube!
Download Links for the Real Chart
You can still download the full top 100 chart texts for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 right here. Also the current charts. These are updated every Sunday. PS let me know if the links doesn't produce a PDF file! For instance it says you don't have permission! By the way PDF readers are free, just search the web to install one. The full charts are only updated each month. The latest month added will be shown, but it will include all previous months. After a new month is added, all previous weekly PDF files are removed. I have added the first Real Charts that were done on computer for the first time. These date from 2006. These charts though not for the full year, do include the top 100 best selling singles for the full year. They were scanned at only 300DPI from the original printed charts. So the quality is not to clever. Unfortunately at the time of their construction I didn't save the original DTP files. So scanning them is the only way. Despite it's claim to convert PDF files to text, Serif Page Plus X7 can only import the scanned PDF file as an image file. So editing is not possible. It seems it can only edit a PDF file if it was converted straight from a document file. At some later date I will scan them at around 400DPI. The charts for 2008 to 2010 will also be done at some later date.
Real Chart 8 October to 24 December 2006
REAL CHART 2011 Full year.pdf
Real Chart-2012 Full List including Best Sellers
Real Chart 2016 Full Update plus best sellers and drop outs
Real Chart 2017
Real Chart 2018 to 25 February
Real Chart 4 March 2018
Real Chart 11 March 2018
Real Chart 18 March 2018
Real Chart News....
NEW CHART for 18 March 2018.
Rudimental maintain a high level of sales this week, though are in decline again. Once again playing a big part in the battle to keep it top is the 59p price of iTunes. Though it has to be said that all the top five records this week were on 59p there. The trouble with the rest of the cheap crowd is that they do not maintain the same level as sales on the other sites. Where the download price is likely to be at the normal price of 99p. However the writing could be on the wall for Rudimental, since on Saturday night they were dethroned on iTunes after George Ezra was on the Ant and Dec show and had a sharp increase in sales, but not enough on our chart to stop the slide caused by the whole week. Nevertheless TV show appearances sales increases tend to be short lived, so George could end up in the runner up spot, or in decline next Sunday. Camila's sudden upsurge back into the top ten, is all down to the strange 59p policy of iTunes. One minute they will remove the status and then a few days later put it back. This is what happened to her this week, she had the 59p status restored! Mind you having 59p status doesn't mean the record will stay high in the charts. Kylie's track Dancing has never lost it's 59p status, but still drops like a stone. The Mabel track at 15 also did not loose the cheap price tag, but it fell outside the top ten on iTunes all the same. Others have now have lost it completely. Liam and Rita have lost it on all of the records. So too has the Calum and Leona record. Sigrid and BlocBoy JB have also been deprived of it during the course of last week. But Meghan Trainor, Janelle Monae and James Bay were made cheap. Dua Lipa also got it back on IDGAF. Again the new records are down in the second half of the top 100. Emma Louise Blackery is a 26 year old singer from Essex. She is another of these stars that are famous for the YouTube video's. Below her is Louisa Johnson the X-Factor singer just using her first name. David Andrew Burd is an American rapper who seems to have a thing about his penis. Hence the name Lil Dicky! The record seems to have sold most on iTunes as do most rapp records. It features Chris Brown, another act that is not popular on the other download sites.
There's another track off Taylor Swift's album at 67. The record at 75, credits Jess Glynne twice! She must have cloned herself!! The Anton and Sully track seems to be an instrumental. It reminds me a lot of Cotten Eyed Joe and the 70's track Popcorn. Presumably selling well due to Saint Patrick's Day!!
The returning records include a record from 1964, after the death of Ken Dodd. The track was the only one to grace the top 100 charts this week, despite his large back catalogue of hits. It was most noted for his signature tune record. Ken though famous for his jokes and making people laugh, never had a hit with a comedy record, and Happiness is probably not typical of his output of songs. It was by no means his biggest seller. In fact it didn't make the top 20 on the other chart, though it could have on ours! That honour goes to the Tears record from 1965. Which sold over two million copies. So far the biggest 60's track, that didn't remake the charts later on, that I have tracked the sales on. Of course there are still plenty of 60's charts to sort out, so I suspect that will change.
Both of the Ed Sheeran big sellers are back in the charts. You can see one of them in the updated best sellers list below.
The sales level at the bottom and the high level is up again. Last week 17K sellers made the chart. Now it's 1,000 copies higher than that.
Two big sellers are among the 22 chucked out of the chart. The million seller from Post Malone is one. The other being Selena Gomez who leaves after 20 weeks in the charts. The highest to go was 5 Seconds of Summer from 69.
The new monthly PDF is present. It includes all the sales and corrects any mistakes that I have come across and of course all previous files have been deleted.
I have made a start on the 1950's chart and there is a new page for it. Since they are only 40 records it should be quicker than doing a whole 100 chart! I am pleased to say that the January to the start of February 1950 charts are now on the page, with more to come soon.
The Classic Charts page has the 1985 charts till October on them and the 60's chart page has the 1966 charts to May going up. Each section will have a new chart going up each week if I can manage it. So check them out. Generally added late Thursday. The 1985 Charts are well ahead of the Top of The Pops shows being broadcast by BBC Four on Thursday and Friday.
The full PDF of the year 2017 is now available. It includes all the top 100 charts, the full list of best sellers, all the records and chart positions and weeks for each of them. Plus a list of records that were considered strong enough to make the charts and did not.
I have uploaded all the Music Echo top 100 charts for 1964, 1965 and the rest of the charts (top 50) for 1966. You can check them out on the Record Business Chart post.
Also down below you will find the latest All Time Best Seller list. Updated this week (25/02/18) and now includes the three million seller from Luis Fonsi!
Music Video Editing
I have added a new page showing how I edit and produce the number one videos featured on this blog. I will explain on it what equipment I use and all the technical details of editing the videos, such as what software I use and the problems I have encountered in making them. It will be illustrated with software screen shots and some of the videos. The page is not yet complete, but you can check out some of the information now.
More 1948 and 1949 charts!
The 1948 charts are complete. The 1949 charts are also complete and the full list of charts have been uploaded to the blog, including the sales list for 1949.
More charts have been added to the Record Business section of the blog. These include PDF files of Chart Runs of the 1960's of Music Echo - a top 100 chart! - and some Local Independent Radio top 40 charts for the 70's.
I've uploaded all the charts in the 1965 series to the 1960's chart page. There is also the first top 100 from 1960 on the site, so check them out.
The 1966 charts on the same page starting with the January charts. As yet I have not sorted out the best sellers for 1965, but there is a PDF file for 1965 that has the ones that are added up.
I have had to set the comment boxes to use the puzzle device as the blog was having about 20 fake comments a week being posted all going to the spam box, mostly of the type saying what a great read it is and then a bad link to a game site! I hate the Capitcha thing myself, but it does stop the robot machines from posting, I just hope it doesn't stop anyone else commenting.
The Best Selling singles chart for 2015 and all the other best sellers charts can be seen on the Best Selling Singles Page of this blog.
I now have a new printer another Epson, but it's much better than the SX218. These days saying that is not common, as getting newer technology can be two steps back. I'm happy to report that this printer is not one of them. It uses six inks for a start which gives it better control of colours. Very like the ones you see on the screen as apposed to a red, that is just slightly off. It has front mounted trays for paper that actually sit inside the printer. In fact the output tray comes out when you are printing and goes back inside when powering down. It has a tray to put CD's on too! It fits on the stand much better and I am not trying to get to the back of the printer to feed the paper tray. As you can see from the photo above the paper tray was at back of the XP computer monitor. This made it more difficult to get too! And yes it uses compatible ink cartridges, so I'm not spending £20+ on one cartridge! I was going to get an Epson XP-625, but though they were only cheap at £89, that was at Curry's. However when you look at the website there is no delivery and you have to pick it up in store. Then I saw it for the same price on E-bay. And guess what it was Curry's selling it! With of course free delivery! So problem solved!!... Or so I thought.... So I purchased one (it said two left). All was going well - due Thursday!! Then an e-mail said that the one I was being sent have been found to be damaged! So they couldn't send it!! They did offer a replacement, but I asked as the rest of Curry's was still selling them, why they couldn't sell me one. I didn't get a decent answer from them so I cancelled it. Checking around showed that the Epson XP-760 was a better machine, though more expensive. Amazon to the rescue! So it was ordered and within about 3 days I had a new printer! I rather suspect that Curry's were just putting lower prices on products to get customers to use them, but don't have the stocks of the product in stock! I still don't understand why one branch of Curry's can offer free delivery, but the rest of their branches can not, especially on the same product at the same price. I wouldn't even minded paying the delivery costs, but the main Curry's site doesn't offer this on most printers!
The Sixties number one section (1964) has two new videos by Cilla Black. Following on from the success of the number of views for David Essex's Hold Me Close, (20,000+) I have uploaded another one of his number ones. This time it's Gonna Make You A Star available now on the number one page (1974) and on YouTube. The sad news on the video front is that I cannot now upload any further music video's to YouTube. The problem is that last week (14 May) along with the Johnny Pearson video, I uploaded Alice Cooper School's Out. After it uploaded I get a message from YouTube saying that due to the rules on copyright the Video had been blocked Worldwide. Which meant that only I could see it on there! The odd thing is that the video - a Top of the Pops performance - was actually download in the first place from YouTube and can still be seen on YouTube and several other versions of it can be seen too. They are clearly not blocked worldwide otherwise I couldn't have seen them. Apparently the videos and sound are checked by YouTube's uploading system and any that break infringement rights flagged up. Since anyone uploading a music video to YouTube will automatically infringe these rights, unless they are the record company with the rights. This means that most fan based video's, TV shows etc are breaking the rules. YouTube do have a way around this. If the copyright owner agrees, they get a fee every time the video is played. In fact nearly all the video's I have uploaded are either blocked in some countries or have this fee system in place. But I have never had the complete block before. Apparently the stereo sound I had added wasn't the problem as they had matched that to a fee system. It was the film itself. The company blocking it was Viacom, famous for MTV, but I don't know what they have to do with the BBC and Top of The Pops! I do know that Viacom have been arguing with YouTube for some time and don't appear to accept the backhand payment system! So maybe that's the problem? It would be a lot easier if YouTube accepted a system that before any uploaded video went live the user was told it would break infringement rights. So that the user could then say cancel the upload. But they don't and to make matters worse if you upload a second video that is blocked worldwide you can loose your YouTube channel and rights. Deleting the video that has been blocked, according to YouTube doesn't remove the strike against you. I did of course remove that video! So now you can see my dilemma. If I upload another music video and it gets blocked I can't upload any other videos - even ones which I might make myself. And since I do want to that, it's too risky to upload a music video. This makes a lot sense to me now. I kept wondering why certain YouTube uploaders stopped putting up music video's. Now I know why!! The ironic thing is that the copyright owners now make money out of users if they except the back of hand payment system. The users themselves get no money for the work they have put in re-mastering the audio and sound of the video's that the copyright owners should have done in the first place! Since Blogger is owned by Google as is YouTube, I can't use the video uploader from Blogger to put the music video's on the blog. Not that it's any good! I lost the Simon and Garfunkel number one record from YouTube on 10 June 2015. Apparently after all these years it's been up (2012), Sony Music Entertainment objected to it and it was removed worldwide. Does anyone think the fact that Paul Simon's last album, which features the track could have something to do with it's removal? Were SME frightened that the video would have taken away sales from the album?