Madonna is the most successful female solo artist in the UK, having achieved 13 number-one singles. Bryan Adams s first number one, " (Everything I Do) I Do It for You ", spent 16 consecutive weeks at number one, longer than any other track.
In the 1960s Eddie Cochran and Jim Reeves achieved their first and only UK number ones after their deaths, as did Jimi Hendrix in 1970. In August 1977 the "King of Rockn Roll", Elvis Presley, died of a heart attack and his song " Way Down ", which was already in the charts at the time, quickly climbed to number one.
The first new number-one single of the year was " Uptown Top Ranking " by Althea & Donna. Overall, fourteen different singles peaked at number-one in 1978, with Boney M., John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John (2) having the joint most singles hit that position.
The UK Singles Chart is a weekly record chart which for most of its history was based on single sales from Sunday to Saturday in the United Kingdom. Since July 2014 it has also incorporated streaming data, and from 10 July 2015 has been based on a Friday to Thursday week. As of 5 July 2020, 1373 singles have reached number one.The chart was founded in 1952 by Percy Dickins of New Musical
Olivia Newton-John’s career reached giddier new heights when she appeared in the 1978 film Grease, achieving two UK Official Singles Chart Number 1s …
John Lennon, and Paul McCartney’s songwriting partnership became the most successful in history, including 17 Number 1 singles and 16 Official UK Album Chart Number 1s. John Lennon started to
The iconic American singer and actor has the most #1 singles on the UK Singles Charts. With as many as 21 number ones, Elvis Presley holds the record for more than 45 years, albeit jointly until the release of the 2002 remix of the song A Little Less Conversation by Junkle XL when he became the sole artist with most #1 singles on the UK Singles Chart.
On this page you can see every Official Singles Chart Number 1 in history. Click on the links above to jump to each decade. Listen to our playlist of every Official UK Number 1 Single ever 1952
The UK Singles Chart was first compiled in 1969. However the records and statistics listed here date back to 1952 because the Official Charts Company counts a selected period of the New Musical Express chart (only from 1952 to 1960) and the Record Retailer chart from 1960 to 1969 as predecessors for the period prior to 11 February 1969, where multiples of competing charts …
Olivia Newton-John’s career reached giddier new heights when she appeared in the 1978 film Grease, achieving two UK Official Singles Chart Number 1s that year with the John Travolta duets You’re
The singles discography of British-Australian recording artist Olivia Newton-John consists of Seventy-three singles, seven featured artist and eighteen promotional recordings. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five number-one and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles,  seven Top Ten Billboard Hot Country singles, and two number-one Billboard 200 solo albums.
John Lennon - Singles (in Date Order) Standard re-issues NOT listed separately, they will be mentioned in the detail of the original release. Click on the red link to see detail of each release.
Elton John songs – his seven UK number one hits from Candle In The Wind to Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
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