Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Record charts

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Italian Albums Chart[edit]

In the few days, i re-examined the criteria of the two Italian albums charts: FIMI and Musica e Dischi. I discovered that at least until the early 2009, Musica e Dischi covered more point of sales than FIMI.

I think that at least until early/mid 2009 we would include it in the table of the reliable charts (for the albums).

I don't know for the singles, i know that's used by MTV Italy and includes physical and digital singles, but physical singles sales are very poor and FIMI covers more digital stores than Musica e Dischi. Maybe before 2008 could be used because FIMI considered the Physical Chart the main singles chart and Musica e Dischi from 2006 used also the download in its single chart. At the moment, i haven't got sufficient material for to affirm what of the both singles charts covers more point of sales before 2008. SJ (talk) 1:56, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

I think that we should do a new source page like for Japan. Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style_(record_charts)/sourcing_guide/Japan

SJ (talk) 0:15, 09 September 2010 (UTC)


I see no need to add this to album (or song) articles. In this case, it's listing where an album peaked during the year after its actual peak. So if an album debuted at number one in December 2012 then falls to 3 in January 2013 and never goes higher than that again, we should list both positions. And if it's still on the chart in 2014, say at 99 and never higher, we should list that too? --StarcheerspeaksnewslostwarsTalk to me 19:30, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

The purpose of listing peaks in multiple years is to indicate multiple chart runs. It's useful for holiday albums and for albums that come back on the charts later (due to the artist's death or similar events). It should never be used to document multiple years of a single run.—Kww(talk) 19:37, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
I don't believe that is the case here though. --StarcheerspeaksnewslostwarsTalk to me 19:38, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Chart order[edit]

It says in the MOS that "charts should be arranged by country in alphabetical order" which makes perfect sense, but what about when the chart section also lists a number of genre charts such as the UK Rock Chart or Billboard's Alternative Songs chart in addition to the overall singles charts. Should it be listed as true alpha or by putting the primary country chart first? Obviously, one can get the same result by using the sort function in the second example, but I would think the main chart would be listed first for a specific country rather than being mixed in with a bunch of other subcharts. --StarcheerspeaksnewslostwarsTalk to me 18:50, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

I favour listing the main chart first, i.e. example 2. It is possible to manipulated the way these charts are sorted, so that even when forced to sort alphabetically, the main chart will be listed first (e.g. US Billboard Hot 100 can be sorted as USAAA). Adabow (talk) 19:56, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Christmas #1 hits on UK charts[edit]

There a discussion taking place as to what week ending chart constitutes the #1 Christmas hit for the year in the UK. Please feel free to chime in MusikAnimal talk 14:25, 11 March 2015 (UTC)