List of UK Independent Singles Chart number ones of 2008

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British band Oasis were one of four acts to reach number one on the UK Indie Chart with two different singles.

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 2008, 27 singles reached number one.

The biggest-selling indie hit of the year was "Dance Wiv Me" by Dizzee Rascal & Calvin Harris,[2] which was at the top of the UK Indie Chart for nine weeks and sold nearly 390,000 copies. The second biggest-selling indie song was "Chasing Pavements" by Adele,[2] which was at number one for five weeks and sold over 280,000 during the year.

Four acts were able to top the indie chart with two different singles. They were: The Futureheads with "The Beginning of the Twist" and "Radio Heart", Travis with "J. Smith" and "Something Anything", The Last Shadow Puppets with "The Age of the Understatement" and "My Mistakes Were Made for You", and Oasis with "The Shock of the Lightning" and "I'm Outta Time".

Chart-topping singles from the 2008 UK Indie Chart also included "Bluebirds Flying High", written by British singer James Fox as Cardiff City F.C.'s official song for the 2008 FA Cup Final,[3] and a new remix of the Guru Josh song "Infinity", which topped the UK Indie Chart and made number three on the UK Singles Chart.[4]

Chart history[edit]

Singer Adele spent five weeks at number one with her debut single "Chasing Pavements".
Rapper Dizzee Rascal had the biggest-selling indie hit of 2008, spending nine weeks at the top of the chart with "Dance Wiv Me".
Barry Hyde topped the UK Indie Chart twice with his band The Futureheads.
The White Stripes had the first indie number one of 2008, with their cover of the song "Conquest".
Key
dagger Best-selling indie single of the year
Issue date Song Artist(s) Record label Ref.
6 January "Conquest" The White Stripes XL [5]
13 January "Waving Flags" British Sea Power Rough Trade [6]
20 January "NW5" Madness Lucky 7 [7]
27 January "Chasing Pavements" Adele XL [8]
3 February [9]
10 February [10]
17 February [11]
24 February [12]
2 March "Sunshine in the Rain" BWO Shell [13]
9 March "Get What You Want" Operator Please Brille [14]
16 March "The Beginning of the Twist" The Futureheads Nul [15]
23 March [16]
30 March "Rock 'n' Roll Alamo – part 7" This Is Seb Clarke Sons [17]
6 April "Nude" Radiohead XL [18]
13 April [19]
20 April "The Age of the Understatement" The Last Shadow Puppets Domino [20]
27 April [21]
4 May "Look for the Woman" dan le sac vs Scroobius Pip Sunday Best [22]
11 May "Bluebirds Flying High" James Fox & Cardiff City F.C. Plastic Tomato [23]
18 May "This is an Emergency" The Pigeon Detectives Dance to the Radio [24]
25 May "Radio Heart" The Futureheads Nul [25]
1 June "This Is an Emergency" The Pigeon Detectives Dance to the Radio [26]
8 June [27]
15 June "We Are the People" Feeder Echo [28]
22 June "Free Things for Poor People" Infadels Wall of Sound [29]
29 June "Pink-A-Pade / "Fairies" Sukie New Slang [30]
6 July "J. Smith" Travis Red Telephone Box [31]
13 July "Dance Wiv Me" dagger Dizzee Rascal and Calvin Harris Dirtee Stank [32]
20 July [33]
27 July [34]
3 August [35]
10 August [36]
17 August [37]
24 August [38]
31 August [39]
7 September [40]
14 September Batcat Mogwai Play It Again Sam/Wall of Sound [41]
21 September "Something Anything" Travis Red Telephone Box [42]
28 September "Runaway" Ladytron Nettwerk [43]
5 October "The Shock of the Lightning" Oasis Big Brother [44]
12 October [45]
19 October "Paper Planes" M.I.A. XL [46]
26 October "My Mistakes Were Made for You" The Last Shadow Puppets Domino [47]
2 November [48]
9 November "Infinity 2008" Guru Josh Project Ministry of Sound [49]
16 November [50]
23 November [51]
30 November [52]
7 December "I'm Outta Time" Oasis Big Brother [53]
14 December [53]
21 December [54]
28 December [55]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ "About Us – Who We Are – The Charts We Compile". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 May 2010. ... Indie (Singles & Albums) ... 
  2. ^ a b ChartsPlus 2009b, p. 1.
  3. ^ "Bluebirds in full song for final". London: BBC News. 8 April 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Infinity 2008". Chart Stats. 26 October 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  5. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (333). 6 January.
  6. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (334). 13 January.
  7. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (335). 20 January.
  8. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (336). 27 January.
  9. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (337). 3 February.
  10. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (338). 10 February.
  11. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (339). 17 February.
  12. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (340). 24 February.
  13. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (341). 2 March.
  14. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (342). 9 March.
  15. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (343). 16 March.
  16. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (344). 23 March.
  17. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (345). 30 March.
  18. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (346). 6 April.
  19. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (347). 13 April.
  20. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (348). 20 April.
  21. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (349). 27 April.
  22. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (350). 4 May.
  23. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (351). 11 May.
  24. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (352). 18 May.
  25. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (353). 25 May.
  26. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (354). 1 June.
  27. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (355). 8 June.
  28. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (356). 15 June.
  29. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (357). 22 June.
  30. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (358). 29 June.
  31. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (359). 6 July.
  32. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (360). 13 July.
  33. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (361). 20 July.
  34. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (362). 27 July.
  35. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (363). 3 August.
  36. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (364). 10 August.
  37. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (365). 17 August.
  38. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (366). 24 August.
  39. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (367). 31 August.
  40. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (368). 7 September.
  41. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (369). 14 September.
  42. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (370). 21 September.
  43. ^ ChartsPlus 2008, (371). 28 September.
  44. ^ ChartsPlus 2009a, (372).
  45. ^ ChartsPlus 2009a, (373).
  46. ^ ChartsPlus 2009a, (374).
  47. ^ ChartsPlus 2009a, (375).
  48. ^ ChartsPlus 2009a, (376).
  49. ^ ChartsPlus 2009a, (377).
  50. ^ ChartsPlus 2009a, (378).
  51. ^ ChartsPlus 2009a, (379).
  52. ^ ChartsPlus 2009a, (380).
  53. ^ a b "Top 30 Independent Label Singles". London: BBC Radio 1. 14 December 2008. Archived from the original on 17 December 2007. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  54. ^ "The Official UK Indie Charts" (PDF). ChartsPlus. Liverpool: UKChartsPlus (383): 15. 21 December 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  55. ^ "Top 30 Independent Label Singles". London: BBC Radio 1. 4 January 2009. Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 

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