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
Tom's TV advert gives him the top, but will someone switch his light off?...
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 the 27 May
Real Chart 3 June 2018
Real Chart 10 June 2018
Real Chart 17 June 2018
Real Chart News....
NEW CHART for 17 June 2018.
We have a new number one and it's been a long time coming for a TV advert to reach the top spot again. Which means for the first time in ages nearly all the population of the UK will have heard the number one record. Simply because unless you only watch the BBC channels, you will have seen the advert for Sony TV and listened to Tom Walker singing a short bit of the tune. Now most of the country might not have bought an expensive TV, but at 59p a lot of you could afford to buy the tune. Anyway if it has sold as many Sony TV's as it has the record, then the advert must have made a packet for Sony. It has also to be said that another “acoustic” version of the song contributed to the sales, though you had to pay full price for that. Having said that Tom had some mixed fortunes with his track this week. Apart from going to number one on a couple of the download sites, he lost the top on iTunes first to George Ezra and then Ezra was removed by Clean Bandit, all after Friday. This probably explains why Tom only sold 9,000 more than he did last week. However Jess Glynne faired much worse. Though she only went down one spot, she lost 13,000 sales this week. Much of it to blame on iTunes, though she lost the number spot there before iTunes stuck the boot in and increased the price from 59p to 99p. That accelerated her decline though! Ironically the BBC chart made her number one for the first time. They did so because the chart streams of Calvin Harris were reduced, following a limit of 10 weeks at the higher rate and on falling sales. If you can call streams a sale! Thankfully no such rule happens on our chart. There were others contenders for the top this week. Amazon buyers were going mad for the Showman tune which stands at number ten. Though the Showman records have been let down by the 7Digital site, which rarely features them in the top 20. Google's Play site stuck with Jess all week. While Clean Bandit were top on both iTunes and 7Digital. There was another record that at least Amazon buyers like, enough to have top on their chart for a while. That was Mike Shinoda. Unfortunately he was pretty much absent from the other chart sites and so only makes 66!
The top 40 is pretty slow this week and only two records have climbed into it. One from Sigrid who returns to it in a much lower position than previous, largely thanks to a fluctuating sales, because it is 59p. The other record is also cheap from 5 Seconds of Summer and was out earlier, but didn't do much or even make the 40, but that has now changed. So like a inactive volcano that is about to go off, the below 40 part of the chart is the bubbling pot! It features 23 entries, most of the new to the chart! The highest from Nicky Minaj with a cover art that doesn't leave a lot to the imagination to her chest area! It's one of two tracks she has in today. Though the second one looked like it would do well then fell off in sales. Most of the other entries were suppose to be Friday issued tracks, but many came out Thursday! The BlackPink EP entry also includes the separate sales of the tracks. One of which did chart on the iTunes 100. At one time Boyzone would have been a new entry in the top 20. But these days it's in and 90. At least it's something new from them! Johnny Marr has a solo track in the chart. Of course he is more famous for his work on the Smiths!
With football fever on people's mind this week and for the next few, we had some football old hits in the chart. The buyers seem to be ignoring the new ones, yes there are some! I had to laugh at the release date shown on the iTunes site for the Three Lions record!! 1949!!! It might be old, but it's not that old!!!
Sales at the bottom end of the chart did improve this week, but of course in doing so it blocked a lot of the smaller sellers and took out everything from 88 to 100. And the only 18K track left in the chart, which would have been at 88 on last week's figures, falls to 100 instead.
As a result of this restriction in lower sales having a chart position it meant that after 47 weeks in the chart and selling over two million copies, Dua Lipa's New Rules finally bit the dust! It was surprisingly the only long running record to get the boot!
Meanwhile Kanye West's new entry at 46 got the chop, the highest to go. He of course does much better on streams and the same record was new at number 10 on the OCC chart. With a few other records, presumably he would have had more, but he wasn't allowed. On our chart he just didn't sell enough of the other tracks to make the chart!
The new monthly PDF, which covers all of the charts including May, is up. As always all the previous weekly PDF's have been removed.
Due to some problems with joint pains in my right arm. I have to rest it sometimes which means I can't do some of the older charts. As this is ongoing still, it could effect the production of old charts for sometime to come. Sorry about that.
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 charts to July 1950 charts are now on the page, with more to come soon. I am putting them up at a rate of two per week at the moment, except last week as it was my birthday and went outside for a change!
The Classic Charts page has now all the 1985 charts on it. Will be starting the 1986 charts shortly. The 60's chart page has the 1966 charts to July 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. Since the 1985 Charts are complete they 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?