The Official Uk Top 40 Singles Chart

John, who set a new UK charts record recently after ‘Cold Heart’ entered the top 10, is set to team up with Sheeran for a joint Christmas singlethis year. The EP was released on Friday, May 28 and when the charts were released on June 4 it went straight in at number seven. Meanwhile, other movie tie-in songs have topped the chart again in the last few years, like “See You Again” from Fast & Furious 7, “Love Me Like You Do” from Fifty Shades Of Grey, and “Shallow” from A Star Is Born. And who could forget The Greatest Showman’s domination of the Album Chart throughout most of 2018 – a film Disney didn’t make but has since acquired in the merger with 20th Century Fox. Neither iTunes nor Apple have yet confirmed this potential record-breaking achievement, however.

For information on how these charts are compiled or any other details on the local charts, please contact the chart supplier directly. According to data compiled by the Official Charts Company, there have been a total of 44 songs by Scottish artists that have hit number 1 in the UK since the charts began in 1952. Compared to the 1990s heyday of movie tie-in singles, Disney’s UK chart record has been a bit patchier. Streaming also changed the music industry in a big way, but the OCC took a little longer to account for this, which may be why the next most obvious big hit never even cracked the Top 10. Funnily enough, the track that eventually got to #1 wasn’t a cover of a Disney song at all. Between these covers and the aforementioned hits from The Lion King and Tarzan, this continued fairly reliably for a while.

Released on 4th February 1997 as a single, the track quickly landed itself in charts across the world, with a further ‘Miami Mix’ combining English, Spanish and Argentinian sounds. Having sold over 15 million copies worldwide, ‘You’re The One That I Want’ is one of the biggest selling hits of all time! One of the biggest musical numbers in Grease, Olivia Newton-John and Danny Travolta’s performance has gained iconic status, with the track specifically written for Newton-John’s role transformative moment as Sandy Dumbrowski. Although the song has been covered numerous times and featured in reality competitions searching for West End and Broadway stars to play the lead roles inGrease,the original version remains superior. The rise of online music purchases changed things in the mid-2000s, enabling music fans to buy individual tracks without them having to be released as singles. From June 2006, legal download sales figures were also counted in the Official Singles Chart.

“Ed Sheeran’s exploits – that he was able to take advantage of the rules that were in place at the time, where any song that was streamed enough was eligible for chart placing – changed everything,” he says. The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.

Indeed, “Bruno” is currently holding firm in fourth place ahead of this week’s chart announcement too, while Gayle, Adele, and Lauren Spencer-Smith’s singles jockey for the top 3 spots. Streaming has turned the once-mighty singles chart into a slow-moving irrelevancy. Topping the Christmas charts every year with their festive standards or Adele’s singles lingering around the top months after release. In America, radio DJs were routinely bribed into playlisting singles to help nudge them up the chart in so-called “payola scandals”.

The quintessential 2016 hit was Drake’s aptly named “One Dance”, which topped the charts for 15 weeks between April and July, almost equalling the infamous 1991 reign of Bryan Adams. These days, the charts tend not to make headline news, unless of course Ed Sheeran is doing something contemptible to them, as he did back in 2017. Today’s average listening figure for Radio 1’s weekly chart show is 1.5 million, while Paul Gambaccini’s nostalgia-drenched Pick of the Pops on Radio 2 on a Saturday afternoon rakes in 2.7 million. Mark Goodier, meantime, now hosts shows on Greatest Hits Radio, where they play all the old hits all the time, “because that’s what people seem to want”. With the news that Whitburn band the Snuts have soared to the top of the UK album charts on Friday, we take take a look at 15 times Scots were top of the pops. Over in America, the Encanto soundtrack had a similar bump in the Billboard Album Chart, soaring 65 places to #1 in the week after the film arrived on Disney+, but the UK is quite a different market.

And yet there’s not usually a big correlation between original soundtrack tracks from Disney films and the UK single chart. The UK singles chart was born within the pages of the music weekly NME on 14 November 1952. (Pub quizzers will tell you that the first No 1 was Al Martino’s “Here in My Heart”.) Providing music with this new competitive element – who was best, who was climbing fastest, who got to No 1 – proved an immediate hit.

Originally performed by Raoul and Christine Daae during The Phantom of the Opera, ‘All I Ask Of You’ has become one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most commercially successful hits. Notable cover versions include performances by Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson. Ed Sheeran has asked for people in the UK to help Elton John knock him off the top of the singles chart this week. Given how the Official Singles Chart used to be based on sales alone, it’s not surprising that there weren’t a load of Disney OST chart hits until relatively recently. Streaming now constitutes 80 per cent of the singles market and Masterton predicts a “post-purchase era” when it’s the only game in town.