UK charts

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Still Shady: how did Eminem’s 2005 greatest hits become last year’s biggest rap album?
Released in 2005, Curtain Call: The Hits has spent 552 weeks in the UK album charts. Are young fans thrilling to his outrageous lyrics – or is the truth more prosaic?

Will Pritchard

20, Feb, 2023 @8:24 AM

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UK’s top 10 singles of 2022 were all by British artists
A clean sweep led by Harry Styles was an ‘astonishing’ high note for the music industry – but the domination of older songs reflected the impact of streaming

Laura Snapes

04, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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‘It was part of the fabric of life’: readers on 70 years of the UK singles chart
From the Tuesday reveal to Sunday’s Top 40 rundown, from Blur v Oasis to the glory days of Christmas No 1s: Guardian readers share their relationship with the charts

Guardian readers

22, Nov, 2022 @1:21 PM

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‘I’d be stupid to stop it now!’ The man with the only complete collection of UK No 1 singles
Dave Watson is the proud owner of 1,404 chart-toppers. He looks back on three decades of tracking down obscure vinyl records – and reveals how he copes in the digital era

Safi Bugel

18, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘Ultimately, you’re in the hands of the public’: has streaming killed the one-hit wonder?
A passing chart sensation is still a matter of magic, and in the age of TikTok it seems there are more contenders than ever

Rhian Jones

16, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘Terry Wogan said it was the worst thing he’d ever heard!’: Brian May, Sugababes and more on hitting No 1
Popping to see Jagger, collaring Captain Tom on daytime TV or taking their dad’s advice – these artists share how they topped the singles charts

As told to Dave Simpson

15, Nov, 2022 @12:53 PM

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Tell us: what does the UK singles chart mean to you?
We want to hear from you about your relationship with the UK singles chart through the years

Guardian community team

14, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Muse become first act to top UK charts with NFT album
The band’s ninth album Will of the People sold 51,500 copies in its first week – but only a fraction of those are NFTs

Shaad D'Souza

02, Sep, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Sales from the crypto: Muse NFT album to become first new chart-eligible format in seven years
Industry figures hail ‘the future of music’ as rock band announce first album of its kind to qualify for official UK charts

Eamonn Forde

01, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Metallica’s Master of Puppets conjures UK Top 40 hit thanks to Stranger Things
1986 song gets first ever UK chart placing after appearing in season finale, reaching No 22

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

15, Jul, 2022 @5:00 PM

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‘The whole world’s gone mad!’ Kate Bush on Running Up That Hill’s success
Singer says she hadn’t listened to her song ‘for a really long time’ before it raced up the charts thanks to its inclusion in Stranger Things

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Jun, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Kate Bush hits it off with a new generation of fans | Letters
Letter: Diane Silva is glad that classic songs are getting their due share of success and new fans


20, Jun, 2022 @3:38 PM

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