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UK Chart hits

Statistics for singles that charted in the United Kingdom since 1952

Chart entries 1952-2019

This table attempts to include all singles that entered the official UK singles chart since its inception in 1952. Data is currently provided and maintained as a single .txt file (approx. 5Mb) parsed as JSON and updated regularly. Tracklistings for Extended Play (EP) releases are being included. Excluded are re-entries by releases within the same calendar year as their first entry (or first re-entry within a subsequent year).

{NE} denotes the release's first entry. {RE} denotes the release's re-entry where applicable. Releases listed as re-entries may have only peaked within the Top 75 on that re-entry (as opposed to their initial chart-run). Re-entries that failed to peak within the Top 75 are being removed from this dataset. These criteria affect the figures provided for the total number of chart entries per year on this page, resulting in approximate figures only.

Chartweek ? Entry Pos. Entry Type Title Artist(s) Label Note

Chart entries per year per decade

Year and total number of chart hits*
1952
27
1953
76
1954
85
1955
143
1956
184
1957
179
1958
183
1959
192
1960
324
1961
294
1962
272
1963
272
1964
280
1965
302
1966
325
1967
280
1968
264
1969
263
1970
240
1971
240
1972
262
1973
259
1974
301
1975
342
1976
346
1977
366
1978
463
1979
535
1980
565
1981
550
1982
587
1983
923
1984
872
1985
865
1986
892
1987
972
1988
1,047
1989
1,110
1990
1,259
1991
996
1992
1,150
1993
1,504
1994
1,452
1995
1,460
1996
1,373
1997
1,429
1998
1,333
1999
1,224
2000
1,162
2001
1,070
2002
1,208
2003
1,292
2004
1,286
2005
1,013
2006
777
2007
737
2008
602
2009
560
2010
667
2011
638
2012
656
2013
676
2014
586
2015
457
2016
432
2017
512
2018
549
2019
645
2020
TBD
2021
TBD
2022
TBD
2023
TBD
2024
TBD
2025
TBD
2026
TBD
2027
TBD
2028
TBD
2029
TBD
* Figures are approximate and cover singles peaking at positions from 1 up to 100 in the compiled UK singles charts (Top 75 charts published only from 1978 onwards; Top 100 charts published from 1983 onwards) as listed at officialcharts.com and published in Record Mirror (between 1955 and 1991) and Hit Music (1991-2004).

Chart entries per decade

Decade
0
1K
2K
3K
4K
5K
6K
7K
8K
9K
1950s
1069
1960s
2879
1970s
3382
1980s
8384
1990s
13,180
2000s
7776
2010s
5818
(including entries peaking between 76 and 100 where applicable)

Number #1 hits per year per decade

Decade Year and total number of #1 hits*
1950s
97
1952
1
1953
14
1954
13
1955
14
1956
13
1957
13
1958
13
1959
16
1960s
190
1960
17
1961
21
1962
12
1963
18
1964
23
1965
25
1966
20
1967
14
1968
21
1969
19
1970s
168
1970
14
1971
13
1972
17
1973
17
1974
21
1975
20
1976
16
1977
18
1978
14
1979
18
1980s
190
1980
24
1981
19
1982
21
1983
17
1984
14
1985
19
1986
20
1987
19
1988
19
1989
18
1990s
209
1990
17
1991
17
1992
12
1993
15
1994
15
1995
17
1996
25
1997
25
1998
30
1999
36
2000s
275
2000
42
2001
31
2002
30
2003
22
2004
30
2005
28
2006
24
2007
17
2008
20
2009
31
2010s
253
2010
35
2011
32
2012
36
2013
29
2014
39
2015
26
2016
11
2017
14
2018
18
2019
13
* Double A-side singles and EPs both count as one hit.

New entries at #1 per year per decade

Decade Year and total number of new entries at #1
1950s
2
1952
1*
1953
0
1954
0
1955
0
1956
0
1957
0
1958
1
1959
0
1960s
3
1960
1
1961
0
1962
1
1963
0
1964
0
1965
0
1966
0
1967
0
1968
0
1969
1
1970s
4
1970
0
1971
0
1972
0
1973
4
1974
0
1975
0
1976
0
1977
0
1978
0
1979
0
1980s
14
1980
2
1981
1
1982
2
1983
1
1984
2
1985
1
1986
0
1987
1
1988
0
1989
4
1990s
126
1990
1
1991
5
1992
1
1993
4
1994
4
1995
11
1996
19
1997
21
1998
27
1999
33
2000s
225
2000
41
2001
30
2002
30
2003
22
2004
28
2005
26
2006
9
2007
6
2008
11
2009
22
2010s
165
2010
25
2011
24
2012
25
2013
23
2014
33
2015
14
2016
4
2017
7
2018
5
2019
5
* The number one single from the first compiled chart in November 1952 is considered a new entry at #1.

About this page

This page was first published in November 2017 with occasional updates since then. Information on this page may change as a result of any inaccuracies identified. Key sources of information for this page include Polyhex, World Radio History's archive of Hit Music (published between 1992 and 2001) and The Official Charts Company.

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