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UK TOP ACTS 1953-2020 - running listing

The Chartwatch list of all-time top acts is calculated from the UK singles and albums charts using the Chartwatch 2010 scoring system and dividing scores for records involving collaborations between the acts involved. Acts in bold have climbed the chart and scores in bold are an increase from the end of last year (2019). An act in italics is a new entry. See Chartwatch for further details.

Now updated to week 36 (17th September chart). 

With the Rolling Stones' (no.9) re-issue of Goat's Head Soup entering the album charts at no.1, eight out of the Top 10 acts have scored this week, with only Cliff Richard (no.3) and Madonna (no.5) missing out. The highest placed climber this week is Adele (no.28), who overtakes Coldplay; the only other climber in the Top 100 is Katy Perry, who overtakes Bruno Mars. Highest climber this week is Juice Wrld (no.692) up nineteen places. Other high climbers are: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (no.633), up nine places; Billie Eilish (no.206), Harry Styles (no.381) and AJ Tracey (no.641), each up five places; Xxxtentacion (no.669) and Ava Max, both up four places. Miley Cyrus (no.423) is dangerously close to scoring 2000 points: will she make it next week?

RankLast weekPointsArtist
1139841Elvis Presley
2231092Beatles
3328751Cliff Richard
4420216Ed Sheeran
5519577Madonna
6619053Michael Jackson
7718751Queen
8817427ABBA
9916608Rolling Stones
101016532Elton John
111116386Rod Stewart
121215813David Bowie
131315160Frank Sinatra
141412834Shadows
151512639Rihanna
161612449Simon & Garfunkel
171712383Oasis
181812154Fleetwood Mac
191911885Eminem
202011857Take That
212111463U2
222211438Paul McCartney
232311391Robbie Williams
242410824Jim Reeves
252510291Beach Boys
262610049Tom Jones
272710048Kylie Minogue
282910037Adele
292810034Coldplay
30309642Drake
31319613Phil Collins
32329199Bob Dylan
33339144Whitney Houston
34349097Simply Red
35359034Dire Straits
36368702Pink
37378466Status Quo
38388271Bee Gees
39398238Celine Dion
40408137George Michael
41418090Pink Floyd
42427845Lady GaGa
43437793Carpenters
44447790UB40
45457530Stevie Wonder
46467486Diana Ross
47477476Andy Williams
48487453Mariah Carey
49497435Justin Bieber
50507383Meat Loaf
51517325Roy Orbison
52527268Buddy Holly
53537265Westlife
54547208Bon Jovi
55557172Beyoncé
56567073Calvin Harris
57577061Sam Smith
58587020Bob Marley
59597002Seekers
60606973Perry Como
61616731Everly Brothers
62626678Electric Light Orchestra
63636664R.E.M.
64646631Prince
65656624Frankie Laine
66666550T. Rex
67676463Barbra Streisand
68686427Little Mix
69696407Slade
70706377Taylor Swift
71716341Lonnie Donegan
71716341Bruce Springsteen
73736269Britney Spears
74746236Neil Diamond
75766221Katy Perry
76756213Bruno Mars
77776171Boyzone
78786163Black Eyed Peas
79796158Mantovani
80806155Madness
81816119Stereophonics
82826118Wet Wet Wet
83836096Genesis
84846053Shirley Bassey
85856051Hollies
86865975Police
87875924Lionel Richie
88885891Engelbert Humperdinck
89895880Eurythmics
90905770Val Doonican
91915762Bryan Adams
92925739Tina Turner
93935724Justin Timberlake
94945713George Ezra
95955704Ariana Grande
96955699David Guetta
97975663Maroon 5
98985645Pet Shop Boys
99995620Four Tops
1001005516Blondie
1001005516Mike Oldfield
1021025504Kings Of Leon
1031035476Radiohead
1041045451Supremes
1051055429Who
1061065424Duran Duran
1071075388Michael Bublé
1081085383Guns'n'Roses
1091095352Ellie Goulding
1101105347Cher
1111115326One Direction
1121125283Led Zeppelin
1131135251Spice Girls
1141145199Erasure
1151155118Killers
1161155113Arctic Monkeys
1171185077Dua Lipa
1181175065Wham!
1191195021Olly Murs
1201205009George Mitchell Minstrels
1211215008John Lennon
1221224982Shakin' Stevens
1231234947Roxy Music
1241244941Bachelors
1251254865Kinks
1261264848Blur
1271274801Pat Boone
1281284743Red Hot Chili Peppers
1291304739Amy Winehouse
1291294739Nat 'King' Cole
1311314738Jess Glynne
1321334730Lewis Capaldi
1331324724Kate Bush
1341344654Prodigy
1351354637Corrs
1361364619Eagles
1371374603Weeknd
1381384514Sugababes
1391394502Frank Ifield
1401404494Steps
1411414490Beautiful South
1421424434Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
1431434427M People
1441444417Kanye West
1451454384Billy Joel
1461464346Eric Clapton
1471484331Post Malone
1481474321Snow Patrol
1491494268Girls Aloud
1501504262Simple Minds
1511514192Paul Simon
1521524149Hot Chocolate
1531534143Janet Jackson
1541544137Adam Faith
1551554134Chris Brown
1561564114Usher
1571574112Texas
1581584097Manfred Mann
1591594091Connie Francis
1601604090Foo Fighters
1611614012Boney M
162162398210cc
1631643971Jason Derulo
1641633963Moody Blues
1651653941Donna Summer
1661663927Leo Sayer
1671673903Green Day
1681683885Script
1691693857Will Young
1701703831Spandau Ballet
1711713811David Whitfield
1721723793Sting
1731733789Bay City Rollers
1741743770James Blunt
1751753764Manic Street Preachers
1751753764Florence & The Machine
1771773757Billy Fury
1781783735Paul Weller
1791793701Jamiroquai
1801803694Guy Mitchell
1811813682Searchers
1821823678Bill Haley & His Comets
1831833669Christina Aguilera
1841843668David Essex
1841843668Jam
1861863658Depeche Mode
1871873642Gilbert O'Sullivan
1881883638Shania Twain
1891893629Emeli Sande
1901903601Dusty Springfield
1911913596Showaddywaddy
1921923592Johnny Cash
1931933559S Club 7
1941943557Paul Young
1951953523Leona Lewis
1961963522Tears For Fears
1971973514Dean Martin
1981983513Iron Maiden
1991993495Petula Clark
2002003490Tracy Chapman
2012013479Jimi Hendrix Experience
2022023465Paolo Nutini
2032033457Russ Conway
2042043444Cilla Black
2052053431Gary Glitter
2062113426Billie Eilish
2072063425R. Kelly
2082073424Stylistics
2092083416Sia
2102093415Jessie J
2102093415Dido
2122113413Johnny Mathis
2122113413Duane Eddy & The Rebels
2142143401Cat Stevens
2152153375Ronan Keating
2162163366Human League
2162163366Barry Manilow
2182183363Jason Donovan
2192193356Gabrielle
2202203355Acker Bilk
2212213351Paloma Faith
2222223347Chris Rea
2232233332Monkees
2232233332Enrique Iglesias
2252253306Avicii
2262263298Clean Bandit
2272273292Alicia Keys
2282283280Mumford & Sons
2292293260Adam & The Ants
2302303233Donny Osmond
2312313231James Last
2322323205Craig David
2332333203Frankie Goes To Hollywood
2342343200Deep Purple
2352353197Stranglers
2362363196Lily Allen
2372373180Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
2382383179Gloria Estefan
2392393173Frankie Vaughan
2402403151Jennifer Lopez
2412413150Culture Club
2422423126Max Bygraves
2422423126Travis
2442443113Jay-Z
2452453099Otis Redding
2462463097Michael Bolton
2472473089Doris Day
2482483058Lighthouse Family
2492493044Barry White
2502503038Johnnie Ray
2512513036Eternal
2522523020Akon
2532533014Nicki Minaj
2542542995Bryan Ferry
2552552974Flo Rida
2562562973Alison Moyet
2572572958Enya
2582582944Scissor Sisters
2592592938a-ha
2602602937Nickelback
2612612932Muse
2622622926Olivia Newton-John
2632632922Tommy Steele
2642642919Elvis Costello
2652652908George Benson
2662662907Gene Pitney
2662662907Linkin Park
2682682881Level 42
2692692877Kelly Clarkson
2702702875Gerry & The Pacemakers
2712712872Tinie Tempah
2722722868Destiny's Child
2732732856Stormzy
2742742834Kaiser Chiefs
2752752817Rita Ora
2762762807Blue
2772772806All Saints
2782782804David Gray
2792792802AC/DC
2802802800Keane
2812812780Drifters
2822822773Ultravox
2822822773Backstreet Boys
2842842765Ken Dodd
2852852763Billy Ocean
2862862750East 17
2872872746Walker Brothers
2882882743Ne-Yo
2892892741Nelly
2902902731Cream
2912912729Gorillaz
2922922727New Order
2932932718Nelly Furtado
2942942704Helen Shapiro
2952952691Neil Sedaka
2962962687Dr Hook & The Medicine Show
2972972682Stone Roses
2982982675Shawn Mendes
2992992673Brenda Lee
3003002660Thin Lizzy
3013012658Avril Lavigne
3023022655Alanis Morissette
3033032652Atomic Kitten
3043042647Herman's Hermits
3053052640Mark Ronson
3063062633Anastacia
3073072624Mud
3083082622Rick Astley
3083082622Bobby Darin
3103102612Nirvana [2]
3113112611Annie Lennox
3123122608Dave Clark Five
3133132597Glen Campbell
3143142595David Cassidy
3143142595Small Faces
3163162594Deacon Blue
3163162594Daniel O'Donnell
3183182593Luther Vandross
3193192587Verve
3203202586Marvin Gaye
3213212572Kasabian
3223222571Massive Attack
3233232544JLS
3243242543New Seekers
3253252517Belinda Carlisle
3263262509Sweet
3273272501Seal
3283282499Shakira
3293292497Will Smith
3293292497McFly
3313312481Chris De Burgh
3323322474Bastille
3333332466Sandie Shaw
3343342462Animals
3353352461James Morrison
3363362460Temptations
3373372457Duffy
3383382455Five Star
3393392449Peter Gabriel
3403402421Roxette
3413412415Pretenders
3423422395Anthony Newley
3433432382Busted
3443442381Four Seasons
3443442381Kool & The Gang
3463462379Bananarama
3473472377Chemical Brothers
3483482361Del Shannon
3493492358Lisa Stansfield
3503502338INXS
3513512334Mika
3523522322Cheryl Cole
3533532319Smiths
3543542306Sade
3553552304Jethro Tull
3563562302Cure
3573572299Robson Green & Jerome Flynn
3583582297Santana
3593592293Slim Whitman
3603602289Pussycat Dolls
3603612289Rudimental
3623622271Paul Anka
3633632269Bobby Vee
3633632269Sean Paul
3653652254Peters & Lee
3663662248Black Sabbath
3673672247Winifred Atwell
3683682240Shaggy
3693692237Osmonds
3703702232Commodores
3703702232New Kids On The Block
3723722220Glee Cast
3733732219Boomtown Rats
3743742213Five
3743742213Razorlight
3763762207James Arthur
3773772203Alice Cooper
3783782200Lana Del Rey
3793792196Pitbull
3793792196Def Leppard
3813862189Harry Styles
3823812178Kim Wilde
3833822174John Denver
3843832173Pharrell Williams
385384217250 Cent
3863852171Katie Melua
3873872161Ronnie Hilton
3883882152Ruby Murray
3893892149Andrea Bocelli
3903902145Earth, Wind & Fire
3913912134Years & Years
3923922132Elkie Brooks
3923922132Imagine Dragons
3943942125Luciano Pavarotti
39539521122 Unlimited
3963962111Van Morrison
3973972106Plan B
3983982100Daniel Bedingfield
3993992098Dizzee Rascal
4004002096Saturdays
4014012094Gladys Knight & The Pips
4024022079Neil Young
4034032076Faithless
4044042074Thompson Twins
4054052073Ocean Colour Scene
4064062071Toni Braxton
4074072069Will.I.Am
4084082059Georgie Fame
4094092054Yes
4104102050Bucks Fizz
4114112044Snap!
4124122040Donovan
4134132019Eddie Fisher
4134132019One Republic
4154152017Cranberries
4154152017George Harrison
4174171996Gary Numan
4184181992Sex Pistols
4194191991Fugees
4204201989Eddie Calvert
4214211986Dionne Warwick
4224221984Sheryl Crow
4234261980Miley Cyrus
4244231976John Legend
4254241967Timbaland
4264251965Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
4274271958Elbow
4284281951James
4294291946Howard Jones
4304301945Scouting For Girls
4314311936Savage Garden
4324321935Pulp
4334331927Moby
4344341909Mary J. Blige
43543519071975
4364361906Norah Jones
4374371905Michael Ball
4374371905Bread
4394391899Specials
4404401897Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
4414411895Soul II Soul
4424421894Soft Cell
4434431888Ray Charles
4444441885Crowded House
4444441885Don McLean
4464461881Fatboy Slim
4474471880Brotherhood Of Man
4484481875Daft Punk
4494491870Supertramp
4504501863James Bay
4514511862Bros
4524521858Bangles
4534531850Camila Cabello
4544541847Chicago
4554551845Ace Of Base
4554551845Marillion
4574571844Jeff Wayne
4584581831Dexy's Midnight Runners
4594591830Enigma [2]
4604601821Morrissey
4614611815Crickets
4624621813Kooks
4634631811Big Country
4644641802Fall Out Boy
4654651800Tremeloes
4664661796Eva Cassidy
4674671795Jackson Five
4684681786Dina Carroll
4694691784Jean-Michel Jarre
4694691784Zara Larsson
4714711779Lulu
4724721775Aretha Franklin
4734731774Example
4744741773Ray Conniff
4754751767Terence Trent D'Arby
4764781763Mabel
4774761754Clash
4784771751Rick Nelson
4794781746Pixie Lott
4804801740Joan Baez
4814811733Chuck Berry
4824821731Charlatans
4824821731ZZ Top
4844841727Wanted
4854851720Marmalade
4864861719Three Degrees
4874871718Dickie Valentine
4884881717Alexander O'Neal
4894891710Vengaboys
4904901708Chainsmokers
4914911703Anne-Marie
4924921699Whitesnake
4934931698Demis Roussos
4944941694Robert Palmer
4954951693Aerosmith
4964961690Free
4974971689Spencer Davis Group
4984981684Natalie Imbruglia
4994991682Dawn
5005001673T'Pau
5015011672Style Council
5025051669Metallica
5025021669Basement Jaxx
5045031667Tony Bennett
5055041666Julio Iglesias
5065061661David Soul
5075071660Björk
5085081657Meghan Trainor
5095091656Bobby Brown
5105101654Puff Daddy
5115111646Darts
5115111646Platters
5135131644Streets
5135131644Peter Sellers
5155151641Kids From Fame
5155151641Shalamar
5175171638Jimmy Young
5185181636Roger Whittaker
5195191634Cascada
5195191634Garbage
5195191634Marty Wilde
5225221631Everything But The Girl
5235231630Cyndi Lauper
5245241624Randy Crawford
5255251623Taio Cruz
5255251623Lindisfarne
5275271619Lightning Seeds
5285281617Supergrass
5295291616Jimmy Nail
5305311612Biffy Clyro
5315301609Gwen Stefani
5325321604Squeeze
5335331598Creedence Clearwater Revival
5345341595Kenny Rogers
5355351594Louis Armstrong
5355351594Tony Christie
5375371589Snoop Dogg
5385381576Mamas & Papas
5395401575Emerson, Lake & Palmer
5405411574Smokie
5405391574Rose Royce
5425421569Move
5435431568Harry Belafonte
5445441562TLC
5455451559Wizzard
5465461554Right Said Fred
5475471551Aqua
5475471551Malcolm Vaughan
5495491550Sash!
5505501540Gareth Gates
5515511536Craig Douglas
5515511536Fine Young Cannibals
5535531535Evanescence
5545541534Hozier
5555551531Ke$ha
5565561528Mungo Jerry
5575571526Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers
5585581524Karl Denver
5595591518Nik Kershaw
5605601515Siouxsie & The Banshees
5615611510Twenty One Pilots
5625621509Bonnie Tyler
5625621509Sister Sledge
5625621509ABC
5655651508Ian Dury
5655651508Joe Brown
5675671507Matt Monro
5685681502Geri Halliwell
5695691501Rosemary Clooney
5705701500Eddy Grant
5715711498Jack Johnson
5715711498Catatonia
5735731497Rainbow
5745741496No Doubt
5755751495Pogues
5765761492Nana Mouskouri
5775771491Eddie Cochran
5775771491Troggs
5795791490Kelis
5805801480B*Witched
5815811478Khalid
5825821471Alvin Stardust
5835831469Imagination
5845841468Selena Gomez
5855841467Gary Barlow
5865861466Passenger
5875871465Emile Ford & The Checkmates
5885881464Salt'n'Pepa
5895891457Suede
5905901455Freddie & The Dreamers
5915911449Shamen
5925921448Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas
5935931447Rolf Harris
5945941446Joan Armatrading
5955951443Des O'Connor
5955951443Foster & Allen
5975971442Mary Hopkin
5985981435Sophie Ellis-Bextor
5995991432Alma Cogan
6006001431Dave
6016001427Peter André
6026021426Shakespear's Sister
6036031425Jacksons
6046041415Lenny Kravitz
6056051412LMFAO
6066061409Lemar
6076071405Labrinth
6086081400LeAnn Rimes
60960913992 Pac
6106101397Boyz II Men
6116111389Billy Idol
6126121383Suzi Quatro
6126121383Go West
6146141378André Rieu
6156171377Jax Jones
6166151375Foreigner
6176161374Leonard Cohen
6186181372Art Garfunkel
6196191370Heaven 17
6206201368Ricky Martin
6216211365Righteous Brothers
6226221364Carole King
6236231363Limp Bizkit
6246241362Tennessee Ernie Ford
6256251360Real Thing
6266261359Liberty
6276271354Sky
6286281352Freddie Mercury
6296291351Nancy Sinatra
6306301348Talking Heads
63063013485 Seconds Of Summer
6326321345Little Richard
6336421344Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
6346331342Communards
6356341340Alexandra Burke
6356341340James Taylor
6356341340Melanie C
6386371338Rizzle Kicks
6396381337Yazoo
6406391334Missy 'Misdemeanour' Elliott
6416401332Tom Walker
6416461332Aj Tracey
6436411329Mike & The Mechanics
6446431327Feeder
6456441324Embrace
6466451318Barbara Dickson
6476471311Johnny Nash
6476471311Heart
6496491310Franz Ferdinand
6506501306Shayne Ward
6516511301Al Martino
6526521300KT Tunstall
6526521300Elaine Paige
6546541294Kendrick Lamar
6556551292Vangelis
6566561291Major Lazer
6576571289Beat
6586581284Darkness
6596591277N-Dubz
6606601274Chic
6616611268Stargazers
6616611268Kelly Rowland
6636631264Primal Scream
6636631264Dr Dre
6636631264Chubby Checker
6636631264Dolly Parton
6676671263Sinead O'Connor
6686681261Toyah
6696691259Dave Edmunds
6696731259Xxxtentacion
6696691259Macy Gray
6726711257Wombles
6736721256Christians
6746761255Sigala
6746731255White Stripes
6766751250Busta Rhymes
6776771241J Hus
6786781240Kay Starr
6796791233Outkast
6806801231Cee Lo Green
6816831229Disclosure
6826811226Housemartins
6836821225Feeling
6846841222Bing Crosby
6846841222Jake Bugg
6866861220Manhattan Transfer
6866861220Mario Lanza
6886881219Charlie Puth
6886881219Ash
6906901213Tornados
6916911211Ella Henderson
6927111210Juice Wrld
6926921210Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
6946931209Halsey
6956941204Robert Plant
6956941204Pearl Jam
6976961203Black Box
6986971201Joss Stone
6996981196Jamelia
7006991188Jackie Wilson
7017001187Il Divo
7027011184Echo & The Bunnymen
7037021181Faces
7037021181John Newman
7057041180Odyssey
7057041180Beastie Boys
7077061179Chase & Status
7087071177Louise
7087071177D:Ream
7107091175Carly Simon
7117101174M. C. Hammer
7127121163Pointer Sisters
7137131160Amy MacDonald
7137131160Motorhead
7157151159Offspring
7167161155Joe Cocker
7177171153My Chemical Romance
7177171153Del Amitri
7197191151Cast
7207201146Michael Holliday
7207201146Bronski Beat
7227221143Isley Brothers
7237231139Natasha Bedingfield
7247241138KC & The Sunshine Band
7247241138Tori Amos
7267261137London Symphony Orchestra
7277271134Daryl Hall & John Oates
7287281133Dollar
7297291132Ting Tings
7307301131Blink-182
7317311130Johnny & The Hurricanes
7327321129Tones & I
7337331124Smurfs
7347341123Nolans
7357351117Yazz
7367361116La Roux
7367361116Sam Cooke
7367361116Sparks
7397391115Russell Watson
7397391115Nilsson
7417411110Gnarls Barkley
7427421108John Travolta
7437431104Middle Of The Road
7447441098London Grammar
7457451097Rick Wakeman
7467461095Gary Moore
7477471093Noel Gallagher
7477501093Kygo
7477471093Demi Lovato
7507491092Vera Lynn
7517511090Bad Manners
7517511090Eden Kane
7537531087Ben Howard
7547541085Sonny & Cher
7547541085Mark Morrison
7567561081Dubliners
7577571077Scooter
7587581075LL Cool J
7587581075Jimmy Ruffin
7607601074John Mayall
7617611071Alfie Boe
7627621070Neneh Cherry
7637631065Brand New Heavies
7637631065Gerry Rafferty
7657651064Men At Work
7667661060Clannad
7667661060Nina Simone
7667661060Amen Corner
7697691052Basshunter
7697691052Suzanne Vega
7717711051Sinitta
7727721050En Vogue
7727721050Aled Jones
7747741049Al Green
7757751047Mis-Teeq
7757751047Village People
7777771045Jonas Blue
7787781043Barron Knights
7797791042Carly Rae Jepsen
7807801041Chas & Dave
7817811039Japan
7827821038Kirsty MacColl
7827821038Vamps
7847841036Train
7857851035Tinchy Stryder
7867861034Fratellis
7877871033Kraftwerk
7887881032Robert Miles
7887881032Catfish & The Bottlemen
7887881032B52's
7917911031Glenn Miller
7927941029Travis Scott
7937921027Christina Perri
7937921027Levellers
7957951025Dannii Minogue
7957951025Byrds
7977971024Toploader
7987981022Richard Clayderman
7987981022Wyclef Jean
8008001019Lou Reed
8018011014Cult
8028021010Rubettes
8028061010Ava Max
8028021010Portishead
8058041009John Leyton
8068051008Doors
8078061007Chris Barber's Jazzband
8088081006Paula Abdul
8088081006Nicole Scherzinger
8108101002Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

UK TOP ACTS 1953-2020 - running listing

The Chartwatch list of all-time top acts is calculated from the UK singles and albums charts using the Chartwatch 2010 scoring system and di...