UK Chart History
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To examine UK Chart History, we need to go back to the early 's, when the only UK music charts published were for sheet music. A music promoter and agent by the name of Maurice Kinn had put his money where his mouth was and fulfilled his dream of owning a music paper. Together with Percy Dickins, and editor Ray Sonin, he decided it would be a good idea and provide a circulation boost to start publishing similar charts to reflect UK record sales. For the next 8 months the small editorial team planned furiously and on 14th November , the first UK record chart was published in the New Musical Express. The name would not be shortened to NME for some time yet. Crooner Al Martino therefore became the first artist to have a No 1 single in the UK charts and in fact the only record to make No. Because there were not the quantity and variety of recordings we see today, that very first chart was a top 15 and had only 12 places on it due to ties for 3 of the positions.
The Official UK Top 40 chart is compiled by the Official Charts Company, based on The Top 40 is broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and MTV, the full Top is.
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The Official Chart, broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and MTV Official UK Top 40 , is the UK music industry's recognised official measure of singles and albums popularity because it is the most comprehensive research panel of its kind, today surveying over 15, retailers and digital services daily, capturing The OCC website contains the Top chart., Tracks Price Tag.
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