List of songs which have spent the most weeks on the UK Singles Chart

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The following is a list of songs that have charted for 50 weeks or more in total on the UK Singles Chart according to the Official Charts Company (OCC).[1] The chart here is as recorded by the OCC, i.e. usually a top 50 from 1960 to 1978, top 75 from then until 1982 and top 100 from 1983 onwards. To be eligible the song has to be the original version whether it be by re-entry or re-issue. Remixes do not count except under certain circumstances (see "Blue Monday" below).

With a total of 170 weeks, the song with the most weeks in the top 100 is "Mr Brightside" by the Killers.[2] When only a top 50 was compiled, Frank Sinatra's "My Way" set records which still stand: 122 weeks in the top 50 between April 1969 and January 1972, 75 weeks in the top 40,[3] and 124 weeks in the top 75, including a re-release in 1994, following a Legend Award for Sinatra at that year's Grammy Awards.[4]

The longest unbroken run in the top 100 is 95 weeks for "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran. Engelbert Humperdinck's "Release Me" held the record run in the top 50 for over 40 years[5] until beaten by "All of Me" by John Legend with 58 consecutive weeks in the top 50 (since passed by "Thinking Out Loud" with 63 weeks). The song with the most weeks at number 1 and in the top 10 is "I Believe" by Frankie Laine which stayed in the top 10 for 35 weeks, 18 of them at number one and a further seven at number two. Also noteworthy is "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets, the only song released in the 1950s to appear in the lists, which achieved 36 of its weeks when only a top 20 or top 30 were published.

In the pre-digital era, Christmas-themed songs were often re-released in different years and several have continued to chart each year from the mid-noughties onwards. "Merry Xmas Everybody" by Slade has had 21 chart runs in 23 different years (1973–74, 1980–87, 1989–1990 and 2006–2016), while "Fairytale of New York" by the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl has reached the top 10 four times and spent a record 45 weeks in its thirteen runs in the top 20. In a similar but more modest way, since 2007, "Thriller" by Michael Jackson[6] and "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker, Jr.[7] have charted at Halloween in ten and eight years, respectively.

The numbers shown are up to the chart for week ending 1 June 2017.

Songs with 50 or more weeks in the Top 40[edit]

The Top 40 chart has been broadcast weekly on BBC Radio 1 (currently as The Official Chart) since the 1980s and is often referred to as 'the charts'. Appearing in the Top 40 can greatly increase a song's exposure on television and radio. In June 2015, "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran became the first song to stay in the Top 40 for 52 consecutive weeks—equivalent to one year,[8] having spent a record-breaking 18 weeks in the chart before reaching number one.[9]

Song Artist Year first
entered chart
Chart
peak
Total weeks
in top 40
Consecutive
weeks
Reference
"My Way" Sinatra, FrankFrank Sinatra 1969 5 75 16 [10]
"Fairytale of New York" Pogues, TheThe Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl 1987 2 58 9 [11]
"Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran 2014 1 56* 54 [12]
"Rock Around the Clock" Bill Haley and His Comets 1955 1 54dagger 17 [13]
"All of Me" John Legend 2014 2 54 44 [14]
"Stranger on the Shore" Bilk, AckerAcker Bilk 1961 2 52 45 [15]
"All I Want for Christmas Is You" Mariah Carey 1994 2 50 6 [16]
"Happy" Pharrell Williams 2013 1 50 49 [17]

dagger Some or all weeks in charts when less than a top 40 compiled.

* Includes 5-day 'week' ending Thursday 9 July 2015 when the chart week changed from Sunday-Saturday to Friday-Thursday.

Songs with 50 or more weeks in the Top 75[edit]

The Top 75 is published each week by Music Week magazine. The longest continuous run in the Top 75 is 73 weeks for both "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne (January 2014 to June 2015) and "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran (June 2014 to November 2015). In 2014, "Happy" by Pharrell Williams and "Let It Go" by Idina Menzel became the first (and so far only) singles ever to stay in the Top 75 for a whole calendar year.

Song Artist Year first
entered chart
Chart
peak
Total weeks
in top 75
Consecutive
weeks
Reference
"My Way" Frank Sinatra 1969 5 124dagger 42 [10]
"Chasing Cars" Snow Patrol 2006 6 111 48 [18]
"Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran 2014 1 91* 73 [12]
"Sex on Fire" Kings of Leon 2008 1 90 42 [19]
"I Gotta Feeling" Black Eyed Peas, TheThe Black Eyed Peas 2009 1 78 63 [20]
"Rather Be" Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne 2014 1 78* 73 [21]
"Fairytale of New York" Pogues, TheThe Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl 1987 2 78 9 [11]
"Use Somebody" Kings of Leon 2008 2 77 40 [19]
"Rule the World" Take That 2007 2 75 30 [22]
"All of Me" John Legend 2014 2 75* 68 [14]
"Happy" Pharrell Williams 2013 1 74* 70 [17]
"Chandelier" Sia 2014 6 74* 53 [23]
"Pompeii" Bastille 2013 2 73 30 [24]
"Merry Xmas Everybody" Slade 1973 1 72dagger 9 [25]
"Last Christmas" Wham! 1984 2 68 13 [26]
"Amazing Grace" Collins, JudyJudy Collins 1970 5 67dagger 32 [27]
"Don't Stop Believin' Journey 1982 6 66 48 [28]
"Poker Face" Lady Gaga 2009 1 66 46 [29]
"Someone like You" Adele 2011 1 66 61 [30]
"Take Me to Church" Hozier 2014 2 66* 63 [31]
"I'm Yours" Jason Mraz 2008 11 65 47 [32]
"All I Want for Christmas Is You" Mariah Carey 1994 2 65 7 [16]
"Photograph" Ed Sheeran 2014 15 65* 45 [12]
"Counting Stars" OneRepublic 2013 1 64 59 [33]
"Let It Go" Idina Menzel 2013 11 63 63 [34]
"Titanium" David Guetta featuring Sia 2011 1 61 32 [35]
"Budapest" George Ezra 2014 3 61* 52 [36]
"Uptown Funk" Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 2014 1 61 49 [37]
"Radioactive" Imagine Dragons 2012 12 60 44 [38]
"Riptide" Vance Joy 2014 10 60* 21 [39]
"Relax" Frankie Goes to Hollywood 1983 1 59 48 [40]
"Rehab" Amy Winehouse 2006 7 59 34 [41]
"Party Rock Anthem" LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock 2011 1 59 34 [42]
"Lean On" Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring 2015 2 59* 57 [43]
"Stay with Me" Sam Smith 2014 1 58 58 [44]
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" Band Aid 1984 1 58 13 [45]
"Rock Around the Clock" Bill Haley and His Comets 1955 1 57double-dagger 17 [13]
"Release Me" Engelbert Humperdinck 1967 1 57dagger 56 [46]
"Pass Out" Tinie Tempah 2010 1 57 39 [47]
"Wake Me Up!" Avicii 2013 1 57 57 [48]
"Rolling in the Deep" Adele 2011 2 56 43 [30]
"I See Fire" Ed Sheeran 2013 13 56 25 [12]
"Hold Back the River" James Bay 2014 2 56* 45 [49]
"Sorry" Justin Bieber 2015 1 56 55 [50]
"Stranger on the Shore" Bilk, AckerAcker Bilk 1961 2 55dagger 55 [15]
"Low" Flo Rida featuring T-Pain 2008 2 55 38 [51]
"Make You Feel My Love" Adele 2008 4 55 34 [30]
"Price Tag" Jessie J featuring B.o.B. 2011 1 54 36 [52]
"Let Her Go" Passenger 2013 2 54 51 [53]
"Insomnia" Faithless 1995 3 53 19 [54]
"How to Save a Life" Fray, TheThe Fray 2007 4 53 39 [55]
"Somebody That I Used to Know" Gotye featuring Kimbra 2012 1 53 45 [56]
"Stitches" Shawn Mendes 2015 1 53 51 [57]
"Gold Digger" Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx 2005 2 52 37 [58]
"Moves Like Jagger" Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera 2011 2 52 52 [59]
"Whatever" Oasis 1994 3 51 15 [60]
"Umbrella" Rihanna featuring Jay-Z 2007 1 51 47 [61]
"Paradise" Coldplay 2008 1 51 40 [62]
"Gangnam Style" Psy 2012 1 51 49 [63]
"Where Are Ü Now" Skrillex and Diplo featuring Justin Bieber 2015 1 51* 51 [64]
"Cheap Thrills" Sia 2016 2 51 51 [23]
"Viva la Vida" Coldplay 2008 1 51 41 [62]
"Blue Monday" New Order 1983 3 50 17 [65]
"Rockstar" Nickelback 2007 2 50 50 [66]
"What Makes You Beautiful" One Direction 2011 1 50 35 [67]
"A Thousand Years" Christina Perri 2011 11 50 17 [68]
"Ho Hey" Lumineers 2012 8 50 48 [69]
"Feel the Love" Rudimental featuring John Newman 2012 1 50 26 [70]

dagger Some or all weeks in charts when only top 50 compiled.

double-dagger Some weeks in charts when only top 30 or less compiled.

* Includes five-day 'week' ending Thursday 9 July 2015 when the chart week changed from Sunday-Saturday to Friday-Thursday.

Songs with 70 or more weeks in the Top 100[edit]

The Top 100 is published each week by the Official Charts Company. The longest continuous run in the top 100 is 95 weeks for "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran. Oasis have the most songs with over 50 weeks in the top 100 with seven, followed by Sheeran with five, then Adele, Lady Gaga and Rihanna with four each.

Song Artist Year first
entered chart
Chart
peak
Total weeks
in top 100
Consecutive
weeks
Reference
"Mr. Brightside" Killers, TheThe Killers 2004 10 167 35 [71]
"Chasing Cars" Snow Patrol 2006 6 166 88 [18]
"My Way" Frank Sinatra 1969 5 133dagger 25 [10]
"Sex on Fire" Kings of Leon 2008 1 124 89 [19]
"Thinking Out Loud" Sheeran, EdEd Sheeran 2014 1 117* 95 [12]
"Chandelier" Sia 2014 6 114* 72 [23]
"Whatever" Oasis 1994 3 112 32 [60]
"I Gotta Feeling" Black Eyed Peas, TheThe Black Eyed Peas 2009 1 109 75 [20]
"Radioactive" Imagine Dragons 2012 12 107 51 [38]
"Use Somebody" Kings of Leon 2008 2 103 64 [19]
"Pompeii" Bastille 2013 2 103 92 [24]
"Rule the World" Take That 2007 2 102 77 [22]
"Don't Stop Believin' Journey 1982 6 95 66 [28]
"I'm Yours" Jason Mraz 2008 11 95 54 [32]
"Iris" Goo Goo Dolls 1998 3 92 25 [72]
"Happy" Williams, PharrellPharrell Williams 2013 1 92* 92 [17]
"All of Me" John Legend 2014 2 92* 86 [14]
"Photograph" Ed Sheeran 2014 15 92* 50 [12]
"Rather Be" Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne 2014 1 90* 89 [21]
"A Thousand Years" Perri, ChristinaChristina Perri 2011 11 89 37 [68]
"Fairytale of New York" Pogues, TheThe Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl 1987 2 89 9 [11]
"Titanium" Guetta, DavidDavid Guetta featuring Sia 2011 1 87 47 [35]
"Riptide" Joy, VanceVance Joy 2013 10 87* 49 [39]
"Take Me to Church" Hozier 2014 2 86* 85 [31]
"Merry Xmas Everybody" Slade 1973 1 86dagger 9 [25]
"Poker Face" Lady Gaga 2009 1 84 83 [29]
"Let Her Go" Passenger 2013 2 84 58 [53]
"Some Might Say" Oasis 1995 1 83 24 [60]
"Cigarettes & Alcohol" Oasis 1994 7 79 37 [60]
"Lean On" Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring 2015 2 79* 79 [43]
"Let It Go" James Bay 2014 1 79* 39 [49]
"Someone like You" Adele 2011 1 78 70 [30]
"What Makes You Beautiful" One Direction 2011 1 78 47 [67]
"All I Want for Christmas Is You" Mariah Carey 1994 2 78 7 [16]
"Wonderwall" Oasis 1995 2 77 30 [60]
"Low" Flo Rida featuring T-Pain 2008 2 77 42 [51]
"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" Beyoncé 2008 7 77 32 [73]
"Counting Stars" OneRepublic 2013 1 77 68 [33]
"Rehab" Winehouse, AmyAmy Winehouse 2006 7 76 59 [41]
"Budapest" George Ezra 2014 3 76* 71 [36]
"Gold Digger" West, KanyeKanye West featuring Jamie Foxx 2005 2 75* 52 [58]
"Blue Monday" New Order 1983 3 74 38 [65]
"Hold Back the River" James Bay 2014 2 74* 56 [49]
"Make You Feel My Love" Adele 2008 4 73 42 [30]
"Stay with Me" Sam Smith 2014 1 73* 59 [44]
"Uptown Funk" Ronson, MarkMark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 2014 1 72* 72 [37]
"Last Christmas" Wham! 1984 2 72 13 [74][75]
"Umbrella" Rihanna featuring Jay-Z 2007 1 71 68 [61]
"Party Rock Anthem" LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock 2011 1 71 71 [42]
"Price Tag" J, JessieJessie J featuring B.o.B. 2011 1 71 58 [52]
"Relax" Frankie Goes to Hollywood 1983 1 70 50 [40]
"Numb/Encore" Jay-Z and Linkin Park 2004 14 70 26 [76]
"Let It Go" Idina Menzel 2013 11 70 67 [34]
"Waves" Mr Probz 2014 1 70* 69 [77]
"Shut Up and Dance" Walk the Moon 2015 4 70* 50 [78]

Songs with 50 to 69 weeks in the Top 100[edit]

Song Artist Year first
entered chart
Chart
peak
Total weeks
in top 100
Consecutive
weeks
Reference
"Angels" Williams, RobbieRobbie Williams 1997 4 68 20 [79]
"Firework" Katy Perry 2010 3 68 57 [80]
"Wake Me Up!" Avicii 2013 1 68 62 [48]
"Sorry" Justin Bieber 2015 1 68 60 [50]
"Viva la Vida" Coldplay 2008 1 68 50 [62]
"Amazing Grace" Collins, JudyJudy Collins 1970 5 67dagger 32 [27]
"How to Save a Life" Fray, TheThe Fray 2007 4 67 44 [55]
"You Got the Love" Florence and the Machine 2009 5 67 50 [81]
"Stitches" Shawn Mendes 2015 1 67 60 [57]
"Feel the Love" Rudimental and John Newman 2012 1 67 41 [70]
"Live Forever" Oasis 1994 10 66 21 [60]
"One Day Like This" Elbow 2008 4 66 11 [82]
"Just the Way You Are (Amazing)" Mars, BrunoBruno Mars 2010 1 66 61 [83]
"Rolling in the Deep" Adele 2011 2 66 65 [30]
"Don't You (Forget About Me)" Simple Minds 1985 4 65 13 [84]
"Pass Out" Tinie Tempah 2010 1 65 64 [47]
"Skinny Love" Birdy 2011 17 65 16 [85]
"I See Fire" Sheeran, EdEd Sheeran 2013 13 65 42 [12]
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" Band Aid 1984 1 65 13 [45]
"Fix You" Coldplay 2005 4 65 50 [62]
"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" Aerosmith 1998 4 64 20 [86]
"The Man Who Can't Be Moved" The Script 2008 2 64 33 [87]
"Moves Like Jagger" Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera 2011 2 64 61 [59]
"Do I Wanna Know?" Arctic Monkeys 2013 11 64 42 [88]
"Insomnia" Faithless 1995 3 64 43 [89]
"Cheerleader" Omi 2015 1 64* 63 [90]
"Paradise" Coldplay 2011 1 63 41 [62]
"Somebody That I Used to Know" Gotye featuring Kimbra 2012 1 63 63 [56]
"Blurred Lines" Thicke, RobinRobin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams 2013 1 63 63 [91]
"Shakermaker" Oasis 1994 11 62 18 [60]
"We Found Love" Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris 2011 1 62 45 [61]
"Cheap Thrills" Sia 2016 2 62 61 [23]
"What Do You Mean?" Justin Bieber 2015 1 62* 62 [50]
"White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)" Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel 1983 7 61 42 [92]
"I Found Lovin'" Fatback Band 1984 7 61 23 [93]
"Sexy and I Know It" LMFAO 2011 5 61 58 [42]
"The A Team" Sheeran, EdEd Sheeran 2011 3 61 47 [12]
"Supersonic" Oasis 1994 31 60 30 [60]
"Shine" Take That 2007 1 60 35 [22]
"Don't You Worry Child" Swedish House Mafia 2012 1 60 46 [94]
"Just Dance" Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis 2009 1 59 41 [29]
"Love the Way You Lie" Eminem featuring Rihanna 2010 2 59 43 [95]
"Ho Hey" Lumineers 2012 8 59 49 [69]
"Rockstar" Nickelback 2007 2 58 53 [66]
"(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" Bill Haley and His Comets 1955 1 57double-dagger 17 [13]
"Release Me" Engelbert Humperdinck 1967 1 57dagger 56 [96]
"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" John Lennon 1972 2 57dagger 9 [97]
"Back to Black" Amy Winehouse 2007 8 57 15 [98]
"Mercy" Duffy 2008 1 57 57 [99]
"Bad Romance" Lady Gaga 2009 1 57 54 [29]
"King" Years & Years 2015 1 57* 57 [100]
"Love Me like You Do" Ellie Goulding 2015 1 57* 44 [101]
"One Dance" Drake 2016 1 57 57 [102]
"Lush Life" Zara Larsson 2016 3 57 47 [103]
"Where Are Ü Now" Skrillex and Diplo featuring Justin Bieber 2015 3 57* 56 [64]
"Merry Christmas Everyone" Shakin' Stevens 1985 1 57 8 [104]
"Patience" Take That 2006 1 56 31 [22]
"She's So Lovely" Scouting for Girls 2007 7 56 53 [105]
"Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down" Alicia Keys 2009 4 56 45 [106]
"Set Fire to the Rain" Adele 2011 11 56 51 [30]
"Get Lucky" Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams 2013 1 56 51 [107]
"I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" Wizzard 1973 4 56 9 [108]
"Love Yourself" Justin Bieber 2015 1 56 54 [50]
"Stranger on the Shore" Bilk, AckerAcker Bilk 1961 2 55dagger 55 [15]
"Human" Killers, TheThe Killers 2008 3 55 33 [71]
"Jar of Hearts" Christina Perri 2011 4 55 47 [109]
"Latch" Disclosure featuring Sam Smith 2012 11 55 38 [110]
"Gangnam Style" Psy 2012 1 55 51 [63]
"Firestone" Kygo featuring Conrad Sewell 2015 8 55* 50 [111]
"Naïve" The Kooks 2006 2 54 37 [112]
"Call Me Maybe" Jepsen, Carly RaeCarly Rae Jepsen 2012 1 54 53 [113]
"Sing" Sheeran, EdEd Sheeran 2014 1 54* 48 [12]
"Niggas in Paris" Jay Z and Kanye West 2012 10 53 41 [114]
"Thriller" Michael Jackson 1983 10 53 21 [6]
"(Is This the Way to) Amarillo" Tony Christie 1971 1 52dagger 28 [115]
"Lose Yourself" Eminem 2002 1 52 34 [95]
"Don't Cha" The Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes 2005 1 52 52 [116]
"I Like the Way" BodyRockers 2005 3 52 45 [117]
"Telephone" Lady Gaga and Beyoncé 2009 1 52 46 [29]
"Little Lion Man" Mumford & Sons 2009 24 52 12 [118]
"Love Me Again" John Newman 2013 1 52 42 [119]
"Trap Queen" Fetty Wap 2015 8 52* 52 [120]
"The Hills" The Weeknd 2015 1 52* 51 [121]
"Hotline Bling" Drake 2015 1 52* 36 [102]
"Read All About It, Pt. III" Emeli Sandé 2012 3 51 31 [122]
"How Long Will I Love You?" Ellie Goulding 2013 3 51 45 [101]
"Valerie" Mark Ronson featuring Amy Winehouse 2007 2 50 47 [37]
"Hey, Soul Sister" Train 2010 18 50 30 [123]
"Diamonds" Rihanna 2012 1 50 42 [61]
"Bangarang" Skrillex featuring Sirah 2012 24 50 30 [124]
"Summertime Sadness" Lana Del Rey vs. Cedric Gervais 2013 4 50 32 [125]
"Ghost" Ella Henderson 2014 1 50 50 [126]
"Shake It Off" Taylor Swift 2014 2 50* 36 [127]
"Hold My Hand" Jess Glynne 2015 1 50* 44 [128]

dagger Some or all weeks in charts when only top 50 compiled.

double-dagger Some weeks in charts when only top 30 or less compiled.

* Includes five-day 'week' ending Thursday 9 July 2015 when the chart week changed from Sunday-Saturday to Friday-Thursday.

Notable singles[edit]

"Blue Monday"[edit]

New Order's 'Blue Monday' includes the remixed version of the original, which was finally made available on 45 for the first time in 1988 with almost the same catalogue number; sales for this shorter version and the original were combined when calculating its chart position. The second remix, from 1995, charted for four weeks but is excluded from this list.[129]

"Merry Xmas Everybody"[edit]

In addition to Slade's total of 86 weeks in the top 100 for 'Merry Xmas Everybody', they also had two remixes of the song not counted because they were re-recorded with other artists. The first, from 1980, was credited to Slade and the Reading Choir; the second, from 1998, was credited to Slade vs Flush.[130]

"I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday"[edit]

The original version credited to Wizzard "featuring vocal backing by The Suedettes plus The Stockland Green Bilateral School First Year Choir with additional noises by Miss Snob and Class 3C" spent nine weeks in the charts in 1973-74, three more weeks during the 1980s and 44 weeks from 2007 to 2016, making a total of 56 weeks in the top 100. A re-recorded version was issued in 1981 and 1984, achieving eight weeks in the chart (not counted towards its total).

"White Lines"[edit]

Grandmaster Melle Mel's "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)" was remixed in 1994 and charted for an additional three weeks, making 46 in total in the top 75 (61 in the top 100 including one in 2004).[131] It was also re-recorded in 1995 by Duran Duran featuring Melle Mel and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and charted for another five weeks (not counted towards its total).[132]

"Three Lions"[edit]

Three Lions, recorded by Baddiel and Skinner and The Lightning Seeds isn't eligible for the above list for either version but has clocked up an impressive 56 weeks[133] on the UK Singles Chart Top 75 under the guise of "Three Lions" and "3 Lions '98". It was originally released in 1996 as "Three Lions"; subsequently released in 1998 and re-issued in 2002 as "3 Lions '98"; then re-issued in 2006 as "Three Lions/Three Lions '98" as a dualdisc. In 2010, "Three Lions" charted once again due to downloads. It was also released in 2010 by The Squad, aptly called "Three Lions 2010"; this version tallied up a further six weeks in addition to the 56 weeks.[134]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Use search button to find any song title or artist name". Official Charts Company. 
  2. ^ "OFFICIAL SINGLES CHART RESULTS MATCHING: MR BRIGHTSIDE". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud sets chart record". BBC News. 22 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Rosenberg, Mark (2 March 1994). "The 36th Annual Grammy Awards: From Eloquent to Embarrassing: An Evening of Firsts". Los Angeles Times. 
  5. ^ "Engelbert Humperdinck honoured with Guinness World Record ahead of Eurovision Song Contest". Guinness World Records. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Michael Jackson". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Ray Parker Jr". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  8. ^ Copsey, Rob (22 June 2015). "Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud becomes first single ever to spend one year inside the Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  9. ^ Selby, Jenn (2 November 2014). "Ed Sheeran breaks chart record for longest climb to Number 1 with 'Thinking Out Loud'". The Independent. Independent Print Limited. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  10. ^ a b c "Frank Sinatra". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  11. ^ a b c "Fairytale of New York". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Ed Sheeran". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  13. ^ a b c "Bill Haley & His Comets". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  14. ^ a b c "John Legend". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  15. ^ a b c "Acker Bilk". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  16. ^ a b c "Mariah Carey". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  17. ^ a b c "Pharrell Williams". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  18. ^ a b "Snow Patrol". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  19. ^ a b c d "Kings of Leon". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  20. ^ a b "Black Eyed Peas". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  21. ^ a b "Clean Bandit". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  22. ^ a b c d "Take That". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  23. ^ a b c d "Sia". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  24. ^ a b "Bastille". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  25. ^ a b "Slade". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  26. ^ "Wham!". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  27. ^ a b "Judy Collins". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  28. ^ a b "Journey". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  29. ^ a b c d e "Lady Gaga". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  30. ^ a b c d e f g "Adele". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  31. ^ a b "Hozier". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  32. ^ a b "Jason Mraz". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  33. ^ a b "OneRepublic". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  34. ^ a b "Idina Menzel". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  35. ^ a b "David Guetta". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  36. ^ a b "George Ezra". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  37. ^ a b c "Mark Ronson". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  38. ^ a b "Imagine Dragons". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  39. ^ a b "Vance Joy". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  40. ^ a b "Frankie Goes to Hollywood". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  41. ^ a b "Amy Winehouse". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  42. ^ a b c "LMFAO". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  43. ^ a b "Major Lazer". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  44. ^ a b "Sam Smith". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  45. ^ a b "Band Aid". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  46. ^ "Engelbert Humperdinck". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  47. ^ a b "Tinie Tempah". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  48. ^ a b "Avicii". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  49. ^ a b c "James Bay". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  50. ^ a b c d "Justin Bieber". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  51. ^ a b "Flo Rida". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  52. ^ a b "Jessie J". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  53. ^ a b "Passenger". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  54. ^ "Faithless". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  55. ^ a b "The Fray". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  56. ^ a b "Gotye". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  57. ^ a b "Shawn Mendes". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  58. ^ a b "Kanye West". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  59. ^ a b "Maroon 5". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  60. ^ a b c d e f g h "Oasis". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  61. ^ a b c d "Rihanna". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  62. ^ a b c d e "Coldplay". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  63. ^ a b "Psy". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  64. ^ a b "Skrillex & Diplo/Justin Bieber". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  65. ^ a b "New Order". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  66. ^ a b "Nickelback". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  67. ^ a b "One Direction". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  68. ^ a b "Christina Perri". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  69. ^ a b "Lumineers". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  70. ^ a b "John Newman". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  71. ^ a b "The Killers". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  72. ^ "Goo Goo Dolls". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  73. ^ "Beyoncé". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  74. ^ "Wham!". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  75. ^ "Wham". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  76. ^ "Jay Z & Linkin Park". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  77. ^ "Mr Probz". Official Charts Company. 28 September 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  78. ^ "Walk the Moon". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  79. ^ "Robbie Williams". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  80. ^ "Katy Perry". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  81. ^ "Florence & The Machine". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  82. ^ "Elbow". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  83. ^ "Bruno Mars". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  84. ^ "Simple Minds". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  85. ^ "Birdy". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  86. ^ "Aerosmith". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  87. ^ "Faithless". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  88. ^ "Arctic Monkeys". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  89. ^ "Faithless". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  90. ^ "OMI". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  91. ^ "Robin Thicke". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  92. ^ "GRANDMASTER FLASH & MELLE MEL". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  93. ^ "Fatback Band". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  94. ^ "Swedish House Mafia". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  95. ^ a b "Eminem". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  96. ^ "Engelbert Humperdinck". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  97. ^ "John Lennon". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  98. ^ "Amy Winehouse". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  99. ^ "Duffy". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  100. ^ "Years & Years". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  101. ^ a b "Ellie Goulding". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  102. ^ a b "Drake". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 August 2016. 
  103. ^ Cite error: The named reference Zara_Larsson was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  104. ^ "Shakin' Stevens". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  105. ^ "Scouting for Girls". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  106. ^ "Alicia Keys". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  107. ^ "Daft Punk". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  108. ^ "Wizzard". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  109. ^ "Christina Perri". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  110. ^ "Disclosure". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  111. ^ "Kygo". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  112. ^ "Kooks". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  113. ^ "Carly Rae Jepsen". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  114. ^ "Jay Z & Kanye West". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  115. ^ "Tony Christie". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  116. ^ "Pussycat Dolls". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  117. ^ "BodyRockers". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  118. ^ "Mumford & Sons". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  119. ^ "John Newman". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  120. ^ "Fetty Wap". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  121. ^ "The Weeknd". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  122. ^ "Emeli Sandé". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  123. ^ "Train". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  124. ^ "Skrillex". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  125. ^ "Lana Del Rey vs Cedric Gervais". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  126. ^ "Ella Henderson". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  127. ^ "Taylor Swift". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  128. ^ "Jess Glynne". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  129. ^ "New Order – Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  130. ^ "Slade vs Flush – Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  131. ^ "Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel – Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  132. ^ "Duran Duran – Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  133. ^ "Baddiel/SkinnerLightning Seed – Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  134. ^ "Squad – Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 

External links[edit]