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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 31 (13th August chart). 

This week eight of the Top Ten acts have increased their scores, only Cliff Richard and the Rolling Stones missing out. Bob Marley (no. 59) is the highest placed act to rise, overtaking Perry Como. The only other climbers inside the Top 100 are Taylor Swift (no. 77), up five places, and Tina Turner (no. 92), who overtakes Justin Timberlake. Harry Styles (no. 412) rises ten places to be the highest climber, and exceeds 2,000 points. Thanks to him, One Republic (no. 414) unusually drop a place despite increasing their score. Other big climbers are Mabel (no. 500), up nine, and AJ Tracey (no. 673), up six. The late Chicago rapper Juice Wrld (no. 797) is this week's only new entry.

RankLast weekPointsArtist
1139823Elvis Presley
2231067Beatles
3328751Cliff Richard
4420097Ed Sheeran
5519573Madonna
6619027Michael Jackson
7718693Queen
8817390ABBA
9916570Rolling Stones
101016492Elton John
111116402Rod Stewart
121215764David Bowie
131315160Frank Sinatra
141412834Shadows
151512639Rihanna
161612447Simon & Garfunkel
171712312Oasis
181812065Fleetwood Mac
191911857Take That
202011855Eminem
212111463U2
222211438Paul McCartney
232311391Robbie Williams
242410824Jim Reeves
252510291Beach Boys
262610049Tom Jones
272710048Kylie Minogue
282810034Coldplay
292910021Adele
30309597Phil Collins
31319498Drake
32329197Bob Dylan
33339120Whitney Houston
34349097Simply Red
35359028Dire Straits
36368702Pink
37378456Status Quo
38388271Bee Gees
39398238Celine Dion
40408115George Michael
41418090Pink Floyd
42427808Lady GaGa
43437793Carpenters
44447790UB40
45457514Stevie Wonder
46467486Diana Ross
47477476Andy Williams
48487453Mariah Carey
49497433Justin Bieber
50507383Meat Loaf
51517325Roy Orbison
52527268Buddy Holly
53537265Westlife
54547208Bon Jovi
55557172Beyoncé
56567067Calvin Harris
57577039Sam Smith
58587002Seekers
59606977Bob Marley
60596973Perry Como
61616731Everly Brothers
62626678Electric Light Orchestra
63636664R.E.M.
64646631Prince
65656624Frankie Laine
66666550T. Rex
67676463Barbra Streisand
68686407Slade
69696367Little Mix
70706341Lonnie Donegan
71716339Bruce Springsteen
72726269Britney Spears
73736236Neil Diamond
74746213Bruno Mars
75756181Katy Perry
76766171Boyzone
77826168Taylor Swift
78776163Black Eyed Peas
79786158Mantovani
80796155Madness
81806119Stereophonics
82816118Wet Wet Wet
83826096Genesis
84846053Shirley Bassey
85856051Hollies
86865975Police
87875921Lionel Richie
88885891Engelbert Humperdinck
89895880Eurythmics
90905770Val Doonican
91915762Bryan Adams
92935726Tina Turner
93925724Justin Timberlake
94945699David Guetta
95955690George Ezra
96965680Ariana Grande
97975645Pet Shop Boys
98985643Maroon 5
99995620Four Tops
1001005516Blondie
1001005516Mike Oldfield
1021025504Kings Of Leon
1031035476Radiohead
1041045447Supremes
1051055429Who
1061065424Duran Duran
1071075388Michael Bublé
1081085383Guns'n'Roses
1091105349Ellie Goulding
1101095347Cher
1111115322One Direction
1121125283Led Zeppelin
1131135251Spice Girls
1141145174Erasure
1151165068Arctic Monkeys
1161155065Wham!
1171175030Killers
1181185021Olly Murs
1191195009George Mitchell Minstrels
1201205008John Lennon
1211214982Shakin' Stevens
1221224947Roxy Music
1231234941Bachelors
1241244933Dua Lipa
1251254865Kinks
1261264848Blur
1271274801Pat Boone
1281284739Nat 'King' Cole
1291304726Amy Winehouse
1291304726Red Hot Chili Peppers
1311294724Kate Bush
1321324723Jess Glynne
1331334654Prodigy
1341344637Corrs
1351364633Lewis Capaldi
1361354619Eagles
1371384527Weeknd
1381374514Sugababes
1391394502Frank Ifield
1401404494Steps
1411414490Beautiful South
1421424434Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
1431434427M People
1441444413Kanye West
1451454374Billy Joel
1461464346Eric Clapton
1471474321Snow Patrol
1481494276Post Malone
1491484268Girls Aloud
1501504262Simple Minds
1511514192Paul Simon
1521524149Hot Chocolate
1531534143Janet Jackson
1541544137Adam Faith
1551554114Usher
1561564112Texas
1571584101Chris Brown
1581574097Manfred Mann
1591594091Connie Francis
1601604074Foo Fighters
1611614012Boney M
162162398210cc
1631633963Moody Blues
1641643941Donna Summer
1651653927Leo Sayer
1661663892Green Day
1671673885Script
1681683857Will Young
1691703845Jason Derulo
1701693831Spandau Ballet
1711713811David Whitfield
1721723793Sting
1731733789Bay City Rollers
1741743770James Blunt
1751753764Florence & The Machine
1751753764Manic Street Preachers
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
2062063425R. Kelly
2072073424Stylistics
2082083416Sia
2092093415Jessie J
2092093415Dido
2112113413Duane Eddy & The Rebels
2112113413Johnny Mathis
2132133401Cat Stevens
2142143366Human League
2142143366Barry Manilow
2162163363Jason Donovan
2172213360Ronan Keating
2182173356Gabrielle
2192183355Acker Bilk
2202193351Paloma Faith
2212243350Billie Eilish
2222203347Chris Rea
2232223332Monkees
2232223332Enrique Iglesias
2252253306Avicii
2262263292Alicia Keys
2272273289Clean Bandit
2282283280Mumford & Sons
2292293260Adam & The Ants
2302303233Donny Osmond
2312313231James Last
2322323205Craig David
2332333203Frankie Goes To Hollywood
2342343197Stranglers
2352353196Lily Allen
2362363180Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
2372373179Gloria Estefan
2382383173Frankie Vaughan
2392393169Deep Purple
2402403151Jennifer Lopez
2412413150Culture Club
2422423126Travis
2422423126Max Bygraves
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
2732732834Kaiser Chiefs
2742742817Rita Ora
2752752807Blue
2762762806All Saints
2772772804David Gray
2782782802AC/DC
2792782800Keane
2802802795Stormzy
2812812780Drifters
2822822773Ultravox
2822822773Backstreet Boys
2842842765Ken Dodd
2852852754Billy Ocean
2862862750East 17
2872872746Walker Brothers
2882882743Ne-Yo
2892892741Nelly
2902902731Cream
2912912729Gorillaz
2922922727New Order
2932932718Nelly Furtado
2942942704Helen Shapiro
2952952691Neil Sedaka
2962962687Dr Hook & The Medicine Show
2972972675Shawn Mendes
2982982673Brenda Lee
2992992671Stone Roses
3003002660Thin Lizzy
3013012658Avril Lavigne
3023042655Alanis Morissette
3033022652Atomic Kitten
3043032647Herman's Hermits
3053052640Mark Ronson
3063062633Anastacia
3073072624Mud
3083082622Bobby Darin
3083082622Rick Astley
3103102612Nirvana [2]
3113112611Annie Lennox
3123122608Dave Clark Five
3133132597Glen Campbell
3143142595David Cassidy
3143142595Small Faces
3163162594Daniel O'Donnell
3163162594Deacon Blue
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
3563562299Robson Green & Jerome Flynn
3573572298Cure
3583582297Santana
3593592293Slim Whitman
3603602289Pussycat Dolls
3613612287Rudimental
3623622271Paul Anka
3633632269Sean Paul
3633632269Bobby Vee
3653652254Peters & Lee
3663662248Black Sabbath
3673672247Winifred Atwell
3683682240Shaggy
3693692237Osmonds
3703702232New Kids On The Block
3713712229Commodores
3723722220Glee Cast
3733732219Boomtown Rats
3743742213Razorlight
3743742213Five
3763762204James Arthur
3773772203Alice Cooper
3783782200Lana Del Rey
3793792196Def Leppard
3793792196Pitbull
3813812178Kim Wilde
382384217550 Cent
3833822174John Denver
3843832173Pharrell Williams
3853842171Katie Melua
3863862161Ronnie Hilton
3873872152Ruby Murray
3883882149Andrea Bocelli
3893892145Earth, Wind & Fire
3903902134Years & Years
3913912132Imagine Dragons
3913912132Elkie Brooks
3933932125Luciano Pavarotti
39439421122 Unlimited
3953952111Van Morrison
3963962106Plan B
3973972100Daniel Bedingfield
3983982098Dizzee Rascal
3993992096Saturdays
4004002094Gladys Knight & The Pips
4014012079Neil Young
4024022076Faithless
4034032074Thompson Twins
4044042073Ocean Colour Scene
4054052071Toni Braxton
4064062069Will.I.Am
4074072059Georgie Fame
4084082054Yes
4094092050Bucks Fizz
4104102044Snap!
4114112040Donovan
4124222019Harry Styles
4124122019Eddie Fisher
4144132018One Republic
4154132017Cranberries
4154132017George Harrison
4174161996Gary Numan
4184171992Sex Pistols
4194181991Fugees
4204191989Eddie Calvert
4214201986Dionne Warwick
4224211984Sheryl Crow
4234221976John Legend
4244241967Timbaland
4254251965Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
4264261958Elbow
4274271951James
4284281946Howard Jones
4294291945Scouting For Girls
4304301936Savage Garden
4314311935Pulp
4324321931Miley Cyrus
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
4694691784Zara Larsson
4694691784Jean-Michel Jarre
4714711779Lulu
4724721775Aretha Franklin
4734731774Example
4744741773Ray Conniff
4754751767Terence Trent D'Arby
4764761754Clash
4774771751Rick Nelson
4784781746Pixie Lott
4794791740Joan Baez
4804801733Chuck Berry
4814811731ZZ Top
4814811731Charlatans
4834831727Wanted
4844841720Marmalade
4854851719Three Degrees
4864861718Dickie Valentine
4874871717Alexander O'Neal
4884881710Vengaboys
4894891708Chainsmokers
4904901701Anne-Marie
4914911699Whitesnake
4924921698Demis Roussos
4934931694Robert Palmer
4944941693Aerosmith
4954951690Free
4964961689Spencer Davis Group
4974971684Natalie Imbruglia
4984981682Dawn
4994991673T'Pau
5005091672Mabel
5005001672Style Council
5025011669Basement Jaxx
5035021667Tony Bennett
5045031666Julio Iglesias
5055041661David Soul
5065051660Björk
5075061657Meghan Trainor
5085071656Bobby Brown
5095081654Puff Daddy
5105101646Darts
5105101646Platters
5125121644Peter Sellers
5125121644Streets
5145141641Kids From Fame
5145141641Shalamar
5165161638Jimmy Young
5175171636Roger Whittaker
5185181634Cascada
5185181634Metallica
5185181634Marty Wilde
5185181634Garbage
5225221631Everything But The Girl
5235231630Cyndi Lauper
5245241624Randy Crawford
5255251623Lindisfarne
5255251623Taio Cruz
5275271619Lightning Seeds
5285281617Supergrass
5295291616Jimmy Nail
5305301609Gwen Stefani
5315311604Squeeze
5325321598Creedence Clearwater Revival
5335331595Kenny Rogers
5345341594Louis Armstrong
5345341594Tony Christie
5365361589Snoop Dogg
5375371576Mamas & Papas
5385381574Rose Royce
5395391569Move
5395391569Emerson, Lake & Palmer
5415411568Harry Belafonte
5415411568Smokie
5435431562TLC
5445441559Wizzard
5455451554Right Said Fred
5465461551Malcolm Vaughan
5465461551Aqua
5485481550Sash!
5495491549Biffy Clyro
5505501540Gareth Gates
5515511536Fine Young Cannibals
5515511536Craig Douglas
5535531535Evanescence
5545541534Hozier
5555551531Ke$ha
5565561528Mungo Jerry
5575571526Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers
5585581524Karl Denver
5595591518Nik Kershaw
5605601515Siouxsie & The Banshees
5615611510Twenty One Pilots
5625621509ABC
5625621509Sister Sledge
5625621509Bonnie Tyler
5655651508Joe Brown
5655651508Ian Dury
5675671507Matt Monro
5685681502Geri Halliwell
5695691501Rosemary Clooney
5705701500Eddy Grant
5715711498Jack Johnson
5715711498Catatonia
5735731497Rainbow
5745741496No Doubt
5755751495Pogues
5765761492Nana Mouskouri
5775771491Troggs
5775771491Eddie Cochran
5795791490Kelis
5805801480B*Witched
5815811478Khalid
5825821471Alvin Stardust
5835831469Imagination
5845841467Gary Barlow
5855851466Passenger
5865861465Emile Ford & The Checkmates
5875871464Salt'n'Pepa
5875871464Selena Gomez
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
6006001427Peter André
6016011426Shakespear's Sister
6026021425Jacksons
6036031415Lenny Kravitz
6036041415Dave
6056041412LMFAO
6066061409Lemar
6076071400LeAnn Rimes
60860813992 Pac
6096091397Boyz II Men
6106101395Labrinth
6116111389Billy Idol
6126121383Go West
6126121383Suzi Quatro
6146141378André Rieu
6156151375Foreigner
6166161374Leonard Cohen
6176171372Art Garfunkel
6186181370Heaven 17
6196191368Ricky Martin
6206201365Righteous Brothers
6216211364Carole King
6226221363Limp Bizkit
6236231362Tennessee Ernie Ford
6246241360Real Thing
6256251359Liberty
6266261354Sky
6276291353Jax Jones
6286271352Freddie Mercury
6296281351Nancy Sinatra
6306291348Talking Heads
63062913485 Seconds Of Summer
6326321345Little Richard
6336331342Communards
6346341340Melanie C
6346341340Alexandra Burke
6346341340James Taylor
6376371338Rizzle Kicks
6386381337Yazoo
6396391334Missy 'Misdemeanour' Elliott
6406401329Mike & The Mechanics
6416411328Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
6426421327Feeder
6436431324Embrace
6446451321Tom Walker
6456441318Barbara Dickson
6466461311Heart
6466461311Johnny Nash
6486481310Franz Ferdinand
6496491306Shayne Ward
6506501301Al Martino
6516511300Elaine Paige
6516511300KT Tunstall
6536531294Kendrick Lamar
6546541292Vangelis
6556551291Major Lazer
6566561289Beat
6576571284Darkness
6586581277N-Dubz
6596591274Chic
6606601268Kelly Rowland
6606601268Stargazers
6626621264Chubby Checker
6626621264Dolly Parton
6626621264Dr Dre
6626621264Primal Scream
6666661263Sinead O'Connor
6676671261Toyah
6686681259Dave Edmunds
6686681259Macy Gray
6706701257Wombles
6716711256Christians
6726721255White Stripes
6736731250Busta Rhymes
6736791250Aj Tracey
6756741240Kay Starr
6766751239J Hus
6776761237Xxxtentacion
6786761233Outkast
6796781231Cee Lo Green
6806821227Sigala
6816801226Housemartins
6826811225Feeling
6836821222Bing Crosby
6836821222Jake Bugg
6856851220Manhattan Transfer
6856851220Mario Lanza
6876871219Ash
6876871219Charlie Puth
6896891213Tornados
6906901210Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
6916911207Halsey
6926921204Pearl Jam
6926921204Robert Plant
6946941203Black Box
6956951201Disclosure
6956951201Joss Stone
6956971201Ella Henderson
6986981196Jamelia
6996991188Jackie Wilson
7007001187Il Divo
7017011184Echo & The Bunnymen
7027021181John Newman
7027021181Faces
7047041180Odyssey
7047041180Beastie Boys
7067061179Chase & Status
7077071177D:Ream
7077071177Louise
7097091175Carly Simon
7107101174M. C. Hammer
7117111163Pointer Sisters
7127121160Motorhead
7127121160Amy MacDonald
7147141159Offspring
7157151155Joe Cocker
7167161153Del Amitri
7167161153My Chemical Romance
7187181151Cast
7197191146Bronski Beat
7197191146Michael Holliday
7217211143Isley Brothers
7227221139Natasha Bedingfield
7237231138Tori Amos
7237231138KC & The Sunshine Band
7257251137London Symphony Orchestra
7267261134Daryl Hall & John Oates
7277271133Dollar
7287281132Ting Tings
7297291131Blink-182
7307301130Johnny & The Hurricanes
7317311124Smurfs
7327321123Nolans
7337331117Yazz
7347341116La Roux
7347341116Sparks
7347341116Sam Cooke
7377371115Russell Watson
7377371115Nilsson
7397391110Gnarls Barkley
7407401108John Travolta
7407421108Tones & I
7427411104Middle Of The Road
7437431097London Grammar
7447441095Gary Moore
7457451093Demi Lovato
7457451093Noel Gallagher
7477471092Rick Wakeman
7487481090Bad Manners
7487481090Eden Kane
7507501087Ben Howard
7517511085Sonny & Cher
7517511085Mark Morrison
7537531081Dubliners
7537531081Vera Lynn
7557591078Kygo
7567551077Scooter
7577561075LL Cool J
7577561075Jimmy Ruffin
7597581074John Mayall
7607601071Alfie Boe
7617611070Neneh Cherry
7627621065Brand New Heavies
7627621065Gerry Rafferty
7647641064Men At Work
7657651060Clannad
7657651060Amen Corner
7657651060Nina Simone
7687681052Basshunter
7687681052Suzanne Vega
7707701051Sinitta
7717711050En Vogue
7717711050Aled Jones
7737731049Al Green
7747741047Mis-Teeq
7747741047Village People
7767761045Jonas Blue
7777771043Barron Knights
7787781042Carly Rae Jepsen
7797791041Chas & Dave
7807801039Japan
7817811038Kirsty MacColl
7817811038Vamps
7837831036Train
7847841035Tinchy Stryder
7857851034Fratellis
7867861033Kraftwerk
7877871032Catfish & The Bottlemen
7877871032B52's
7877871032Robert Miles
7907901031Glenn Miller
7917911027Christina Perri
7927921025Byrds
7927921025Dannii Minogue
7947941024Toploader
7941024Juice Wrld
7967951022Richard Clayderman
7967951022Wyclef Jean
7987971019Lou Reed
7997981014Levellers
7997981014Cult
8018021013Travis Scott
8028001010Portishead
8028001010Rubettes
8048021009John Leyton
8058041008Doors
8068051007Chris Barber's Jazzband
8078061006Nicole Scherzinger
8078061006Paula Abdul
8098081002Macklemore & 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...