List of UK Indie Chart number-one singles of 2007

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British band Arctic Monkeys reached number one on the UK Indie Chart with three different singles, and spent a total of eight weeks at the top.

The UK Indie Chart is a weekly chart that ranks the biggest-selling singles that are released on independent record labels in the United Kingdom. The chart is compiled by the Official Charts Company,[1] and is based on both physical and digital single sales. During 2007, 37 singles reached number one.

The biggest-selling indie hit of the year was "Brianstorm" by Arctic Monkeys,[2] which sold over 104,000 copies during 2007, topped the indie chart for four weeks and reached number two on the UK Singles Chart.[3] Other high-selling indie hits 2007 included "Heavyweight Champion of the World" by Reverend and the Makers, which sold approximately 97,000 singles, and "Fluorescent Adolescent" by Arctic Monkeys,[2] which sold more than 96,000 copies.

Eight acts managed to top the UK Indie Chart more than once. They were: Good Shoes, Arctic Monkeys, Elliot Minor, The Pigeon Detectives, Reverend and the Makers, The White Stripes, Jack Peñate and Dizzee Rascal.

Chart-topping singles from the 2007 UK Indie Chart also included "My Baby Left Me", which was re-released by HMV to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, and topped the chart 51 years after it was first released.[4] Another highlight was "Life's a Treat", the theme tune to the BBC children's TV programme Shaun the Sheep, sung by comedian Vic Reeves, which topped the indie chart in December.[5]

Chart history[edit]

Jack Peñate topped the UK Indie Chart twice, with his singles "Torn on the Platform" and "Second, Minute or Hour".
Elvis Presley achieved a posthumous indie number one in 2007 with "My Baby Left Me".
The White Stripes topped the UK Indie Chart twice during 2007.
"Waterloo Sunset" by The Kinks reached number one on the UK Indie Chart forty years after it was originally released.
M.I.A. topped the chart with her single "Jimmy".
Issue date Song Artist(s) Record label Ref.
7 January "The Photos on My Wall" Good Shoes Brille [6]
14 January "Don't Let Him Waste Your Time" Jarvis Cocker Rough Trade [7]
21 January "Rain Down Love" Freemasons
featuring Siedah Garrett
Loaded [8]
28 January [8]
4 February [9]
11 February "Giddy Stratospheres" The Long Blondes Rough Trade [10]
18 February "I'm a Rat" Towers of London TVT [10]
25 February "Dare Me (Stupidisco)" Junior Jack
featuring Shena
Defected [11]
4 March "Standing in the Way of Control" Gossip Back Yard [12]
11 March "Anything Can Happen in the Next Half Hour" Enter Shikari Ambush Reality [13]
18 March "Never Meant to Hurt You" Good Shoes Brille [14]
25 March "Our Velocity" Maxïmo Park Warp [14]
1 April "Dancefloor" The Holloways TVT [15]
8 April "Our Velocity" Maxïmo Park Warp [15]
15 April "Parallel Worlds" Elliot Minor Repossession [16]
22 April "Brianstorm" Arctic Monkeys Domino [17]
29 April [17]
6 May [18]
13 May [19]
20 May "Waterloo Sunset" The Kinks Castle [20]
27 May "I'm Not Sorry" The Pigeon Detectives Dance to the Radio [21]
3 June "Heavyweight Champion of the World" Reverend and the Makers Wall of Sound [22]
10 June "Sound of Freedom" Bob Sinclar
featuring Gary Pine and Dollarman
Defected [23]
17 June "Icky Thump" The White Stripes XL [24]
24 June [25]
1 July "Torn on the Platform" Jack Peñate [26]
8 July [27]
15 July "Fluorescent Adolescent" Arctic Monkeys Domino [28]
22 July [29]
29 July [30]
5 August "Pussy'ole (Old Skool)" Dizzee Rascal XL [31]
12 August "Jessica" Elliot Minor Repossession [31]
19 August "Take Her Back" The Pigeon Detectives Dance to the Radio [32]
26 August "My Baby Left Me" Elvis Presley Memphis [33]
2 September [34]
9 September "He Said He Loved Me" Reverend and the Makers Wall of Sound [35]
16 September "You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You're Told)" The White Stripes XL [36]
23 September "We Apologise for Nothing" Fightstar Institute [37]
30 September "Second, Minute or Hour" Jack Peñate XL [38]
7 October "Jimmy" M.I.A. [38]
14 October "Crocodile" Underworld Underworld [39]
21 October "Take Off" Jack Rokka vs. Betty Boo Gusto [40]
28 October "Hold My Hand" Unkle Surrender All [41]
4 November "Run-Away" Super Furry Animals Rough Trade [42]
11 November [43]
18 November "I Found Out" The Pigeon Detectives Dance to the Radio [44]
25 November "Flex" Dizzee Rascal XL [45]
2 December [46]
9 December "Teddy Picker" Arctic Monkeys Domino [47]
16 December "Life's a Treat" Shaun the Sheep Tug [48]
23 December [49]
30 December [50]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  12. ^ "Top 30 Independent Label Singles". London: BBC Radio 1. 4 March 2007. Archived from the original on 8 March 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
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  15. ^ a b "Top 30 Independent Label Singles". London: BBC Radio 1. 8 April 2007. Archived from the original on 9 April 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  16. ^ "Top 30 Independent Label Singles". London: BBC Radio 1. 15 April 2007. Archived from the original on 18 April 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  17. ^ a b "Top 30 Independent Label Singles". London: BBC Radio 1. 29 April 2007. Archived from the original on 6 May 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  18. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (298). 9 May.
  19. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (299). 16 May.
  20. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (300). 23 May.
  21. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (301). 30 May.
  22. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (302). 6 June.
  23. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (303). 13 June.
  24. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (304). 20 June.
  25. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (305). 27 June.
  26. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (306). 4 July.
  27. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (307). 11 July.
  28. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (308). 18 July.
  29. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (309). 25 July.
  30. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (310). 1 August.
  31. ^ a b "Top 30 Independent Label Singles". London: BBC Radio 1. 12 August 2007. Archived from the original on 16 August 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  32. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (313). 22 August.
  33. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (314). 29 August.
  34. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (315). 5 September.
  35. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (316). 12 September.
  36. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (317). 19 September.
  37. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (318). 26 September.
  38. ^ a b "Top 30 Independent Label Singles". London: BBC Radio 1. 7 October 2007. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  39. ^ "Top 30 Independent Label Singles". London: BBC Radio 1. 14 October 2007. Archived from the original on 18 October 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  40. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (322). 24 October.
  41. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (323). 31 October.
  42. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (324). 7 November.
  43. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (325). 14 November.
  44. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (326). 21 November.
  45. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (327). 28 November.
  46. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (328). 5 December.
  47. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (329). 12 December.
  48. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (330). 19 December.
  49. ^ ChartsPlus 2007, (331). 26 December.
  50. ^ "The Official UK Indie Charts". ChartsPlus (Milton Keynes: Musiqware) (332): 14. 2 January 2008. 

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