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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 41 (22nd October chart). 

Rather more movement in the rankings this week than usual has been caused by some tidying up of old chartruns, removing some duplicates accidentally created when positions outside the Top 75 were added. There are still some to sort out, so next week may also see some small decreases in points totals for some acts. UB40 (no.43) become the highest movers, overtaking The Carpenters. Also within the upper eschelons, Justin Bieber (no.47) overtakes Andy WilliamsGeorge Ezra (no.93) overtakes Justin Timberlake; and John Lennon (no.119) overtakes both Olly Murs and The George Mitchell MinstrelsMiley Cyrus (no.403) is the highest climber, rising seven places. Other significant risers are Stormzy (no.259), AJ Tracey (no.608), Juice Wrld (no.613) and Cardi B (no.746), all rising four places. There were no new entries and no act achieved a milestone this week.

RankLast weekPointsArtist
1139854Elvis Presley
2231112Beatles
3328751Cliff Richard
4420314Ed Sheeran
5519577Madonna
6619076Michael Jackson
7718824Queen
8817457ABBA
9916620Rolling Stones
101016571Elton John
111116386Rod Stewart
121215838David Bowie
131315160Frank Sinatra
141412834Shadows
151512639Rihanna
161612473Oasis
171712449Simon & Garfunkel
181812249Fleetwood Mac
191911911Eminem
202011857Take That
212111463U2
222211438Paul McCartney
232311391Robbie Williams
242410824Jim Reeves
252510291Beach Boys
262610054Adele
272710050Kylie Minogue
282810049Tom Jones
292910034Coldplay
30309737Drake
31319625Phil Collins
32329199Bob Dylan
33339168Whitney Houston
34349097Simply Red
35359048Dire Straits
36368702Pink
37378468Status Quo
38388271Bee Gees
39398238Celine Dion
40408153George Michael
41418090Pink Floyd
42427877Lady GaGa
43447796UB40
44437793Carpenters
45457538Stevie Wonder
46467486Diana Ross
47487479Justin Bieber
48477476Andy Williams
49497457Mariah Carey
50507383Meat Loaf
51517325Roy Orbison
52527268Buddy Holly
53537265Westlife
54547231Bon Jovi
55557172Beyoncé
56567109Sam Smith
57577082Calvin Harris
58587052Bob Marley
59597002Seekers
60606973Perry Como
61616731Everly Brothers
62626678Electric Light Orchestra
63636664R.E.M.
64646646Prince
65656624Frankie Laine
66666550T. Rex
67676463Barbra Streisand
68686462Little Mix
69696461Taylor Swift
70706433Slade
71716341Bruce Springsteen
71716341Lonnie Donegan
73736269Britney Spears
74746236Neil Diamond
75756231Katy Perry
76766213Bruno Mars
77776171Boyzone
78786163Black Eyed Peas
79796158Mantovani
80806155Madness
81816119Stereophonics
82826118Wet Wet Wet
83836096Genesis
84846053Shirley Bassey
85856051Hollies
86865975Police
87875925Lionel Richie
88885891Engelbert Humperdinck
89895880Eurythmics
90905770Val Doonican
91915762Bryan Adams
92925747Tina Turner
93945725George Ezra
94935724Justin Timberlake
95955722Ariana Grande
96965703David Guetta
97975679Maroon 5
98985645Pet Shop Boys
99995620Four Tops
1001005516Mike Oldfield
1001005516Blondie
1021025504Kings Of Leon
1031035476Radiohead
1041045451Supremes
1051055429Who
1061065427Duran Duran
1071075388Michael Bublé
1081085383Guns'n'Roses
1091095352Ellie Goulding
1101105347Cher
1111115330One Direction
1121125283Led Zeppelin
1131135251Spice Girls
1141145199Erasure
1151155192Dua Lipa
1161165159Killers
1171175155Arctic Monkeys
1181185065Wham!
1191215033John Lennon
1201195021Olly Murs
1211205009George Mitchell Minstrels
1221224982Shakin' Stevens
1231234947Roxy Music
1241244941Bachelors
1251254865Kinks
1261264848Blur
1271274836Lewis Capaldi
1281284801Pat Boone
1291294755Red Hot Chili Peppers
1301304752Amy Winehouse
1311314748Jess Glynne
1321324739Nat 'King' Cole
1331334724Kate Bush
1341344675Weeknd
1351354654Prodigy
1361364637Corrs
1371374619Eagles
1381384514Sugababes
1391394502Frank Ifield
1401404494Steps
1411414490Beautiful South
1421424434Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
1431434427M People
1441444417Kanye West
1451454392Billy Joel
1461464372Post Malone
1471474346Eric Clapton
1481484321Snow Patrol
1491504262Simple Minds
1501494252Girls Aloud
1511514192Paul Simon
1521524149Hot Chocolate
1531534146Chris Brown
1541544143Janet Jackson
1551554137Adam Faith
1561564114Usher
1571574112Texas
1581594097Manfred Mann
1591614096Jason Derulo
1601604091Connie Francis
1611584090Foo Fighters
1621624012Boney M
163163398210cc
1641643963Moody Blues
1651653941Donna Summer
1661663927Leo Sayer
1671673915Green 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
1841843668Jam
1841843668David Essex
1861863658Depeche Mode
1871873642Gilbert O'Sullivan
1881883638Shania Twain
1891893629Emeli Sande
1901903601Dusty Springfield
1911913596Showaddywaddy
1921923592Johnny Cash
1931933559S Club 7
1941943557Paul Young
1951963531Tears For Fears
1961953523Leona Lewis
1971983520Iron Maiden
1981973514Dean Martin
1991993495Petula Clark
2002003490Tracy Chapman
2012023480Billie Eilish
2022013479Jimi Hendrix Experience
2032033465Paolo Nutini
2042043457Russ Conway
2052053444Cilla Black
2062063431Gary Glitter
2072073425R. Kelly
2082083424Stylistics
2092093417Sia
2102103415Jessie J
2102103415Dido
2122123413Johnny Mathis
2122123413Duane Eddy & The Rebels
2142143401Cat Stevens
2152153375Ronan Keating
2162163366Human League
2162163366Barry Manilow
2182183363Jason Donovan
2192193356Gabrielle
2202203355Acker Bilk
2212213351Paloma Faith
2222223347Chris Rea
2232233332Enrique Iglesias
2232233332Monkees
2252253321Clean Bandit
2262263306Avicii
2272273304Alicia 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
2422423144Travis
2432423126Max 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
2592632941Stormzy
2602592938a-ha
2612602937Nickelback
2622612932Muse
2632622926Olivia Newton-John
2642632922Tommy Steele
2652652919Elvis Costello
2662672917Linkin Park
2672662908George Benson
2682672907Gene Pitney
2692692881Level 42
2702702877Kelly Clarkson
2712712875Gerry & The Pacemakers
2722722872Tinie Tempah
2732732868Destiny's Child
2742742834Kaiser Chiefs
2752752817Rita Ora
2762762807Blue
2772772806All Saints
2782792804AC/DC
2782782804David Gray
2802802800Keane
2812812780Drifters
2822822777Ultravox
2832822773Backstreet Boys
2842842765Billy Ocean
2842842765Ken Dodd
2862862750East 17
2872872746Walker Brothers
2882882743Ne-Yo
2892892741Nelly
2902902731Cream
2912912729Gorillaz
2912912729New Order
2932932718Nelly Furtado
2942942704Helen Shapiro
2952952697Stone Roses
2962952691Neil Sedaka
2962982691Shawn Mendes
2982972687Dr Hook & The Medicine Show
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
3143142595Small Faces
3143142595David Cassidy
3163162594Deacon Blue
3163162594Daniel O'Donnell
3183182593Luther Vandross
3193192587Verve
3203202586Marvin Gaye
3213212572Kasabian
3223222571Massive Attack
3233232544JLS
3243242543New Seekers
3253252517Belinda Carlisle
3263262515Sweet
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
3573582299Rudimental
3573572299Robson Green & Jerome Flynn
3593582297Santana
3603602293Slim Whitman
3613612289Pussycat Dolls
3623622287Harry Styles
3633632271Paul Anka
3643642269Sean Paul
3643642269Bobby Vee
3663662254Peters & Lee
3673672248Black Sabbath
3683682247Winifred Atwell
3693692240Shaggy
3703702237Osmonds
3713732234James Arthur
3723712233Commodores
3733722232New Kids On The Block
3743742220Glee Cast
3753752219Boomtown Rats
3763762213Razorlight
3763762213Five
3783782206Lana Del Rey
3793792203Alice Cooper
3803802196Def Leppard
3803802196Pitbull
3823822178Kim Wilde
383383217550 Cent
3843842174John Denver
3853852173Pharrell Williams
3863862171Katie Melua
3873872161Ronnie Hilton
3883882152Ruby Murray
3893892149Andrea Bocelli
3903902147Earth, Wind & Fire
3913912134Years & Years
3923922132Imagine Dragons
3923922132Elkie Brooks
3943942125Luciano Pavarotti
39539521122 Unlimited
3963962111Van Morrison
3973972108Plan B
3983982100Daniel Bedingfield
3994002096Saturdays
4004012094Gladys Knight & The Pips
4013992092Dizzee Rascal
4024022081Neil Young
4034102077Miley Cyrus
4044032076Faithless
4054042074Thompson Twins
4064052073Ocean Colour Scene
4074062071Toni Braxton
4084072069Will.I.Am
4094082059Georgie Fame
4104092054Yes
4114112050Bucks Fizz
4124122044Snap!
4134132040Donovan
4144142019One Republic
4144142019Eddie Fisher
4164162017George Harrison
4164162017Cranberries
4184181996Gary Numan
4194191992Sex Pistols
4204201991Fugees
4214211989Eddie Calvert
4224221986Dionne Warwick
4234231984Sheryl Crow
4244241976John Legend
4254251967Timbaland
4264261965Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
4274271958Elbow
4284281951James
4294291946Howard Jones
4304301945Scouting For Girls
4314311936Savage Garden
4324321935Pulp
4334331927Moby
4344341909Mary J. Blige
43543519071975
4364361906Norah Jones
4374371905Bread
4374371905Michael Ball
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
4504501863Bangles
4504501863James Bay
4524521862Bros
4534531850Camila Cabello
4544541847Chicago
4554551845Ace Of Base
4554551845Marillion
4574571844Jeff Wayne
4584601839Mabel
4594581831Dexy's Midnight Runners
4604591830Enigma [2]
4614611821Morrissey
4624621815Crickets
4634631813Kooks
4644641811Big Country
4654651802Fall Out Boy
4664661800Tremeloes
4674671796Eva Cassidy
4684681795Jackson Five
4694691786Dina Carroll
4704701784Zara Larsson
4704701784Jean-Michel Jarre
4724721779Lulu
4734731775Aretha Franklin
4744741774Example
4754751773Ray Conniff
4764761767Terence Trent D'Arby
4774771754Clash
4784781751Rick Nelson
4794791746Pixie Lott
4804801740Joan Baez
4814811733Chuck Berry
4824821731ZZ Top
4824821731Charlatans
4844841727Wanted
4854851720Marmalade
4864861719Three Degrees
4874871718Dickie Valentine
4884881717Alexander O'Neal
4894891713Anne-Marie
4904901710Vengaboys
4914911708Chainsmokers
4924921699Whitesnake
4934931698Demis Roussos
4944941694Robert Palmer
4954951693Aerosmith
4964961690Free
4974971689Spencer Davis Group
4984981684Natalie Imbruglia
4994991682Dawn
5005001673T'Pau
5015011672Style Council
5025021669Basement Jaxx
5025021669Metallica
5045041667Tony Bennett
5055051666Julio Iglesias
5065061661David Soul
5075071660Björk
5085081657Meghan Trainor
5095091656Bobby Brown
5105101654Puff Daddy
5115111646Darts
5115111646Platters
5135131644Streets
5135131644Peter Sellers
5155151641Kids From Fame
5155151641Shalamar
5175171638Jimmy Young
5185181637Marty Wilde
5195191636Roger Whittaker
5205201634Cascada
5215201632Garbage
5225221631Everything But The Girl
5235231630Cyndi Lauper
5245241624Randy Crawford
5255251623Taio Cruz
5255251623Lindisfarne
5275271619Biffy Clyro
5275271619Lightning Seeds
5295291617Supergrass
5305301616Jimmy Nail
5315311609Gwen Stefani
5325321604Squeeze
5335331598Creedence Clearwater Revival
5345341595Kenny Rogers
5355351594Tony Christie
5355351594Louis Armstrong
5375371589Snoop Dogg
5385381576Mamas & Papas
5395391575Emerson, Lake & Palmer
5405401574Rose Royce
5405401574Smokie
5425421569Move
5435431568Harry Belafonte
5445441562TLC
5455451559Wizzard
5465461554Right Said Fred
5475471551Malcolm Vaughan
5475471551Aqua
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
5615621512ABC
5625611510Twenty One Pilots
5635621509Sister Sledge
5635621509Bonnie Tyler
5655651508Ian Dury
5655651508Joe Brown
5675671507Matt Monro
5685681502Geri Halliwell
5695691501Rosemary Clooney
5705701500Eddy Grant
5715711498Jack Johnson
5715711498Catatonia
5735731497Rainbow
5745741496No Doubt
5755751495Pogues
5765761492Nana Mouskouri
5775771491Troggs
5775771491Eddie Cochran
5795791490Kelis
5805801480B*Witched
5815811478Khalid
5825821471Selena Gomez
5825821471Alvin Stardust
5845841469Imagination
5855851467Gary Barlow
5865861466Passenger
5875871465Emile Ford & The Checkmates
5875891465Suede
5895881464Salt'n'Pepa
5905901455Freddie & The Dreamers
5915911449Shamen
5925951448Dave
5925921448Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas
5945931447Rolf Harris
5955941446Joan Armatrading
5965961443Foster & Allen
5965961443Des O'Connor
5985981442Mary Hopkin
5995991435Sophie Ellis-Bextor
6006001432Alma Cogan
6016011427Peter André
6026021426Shakespear's Sister
6036031425Jacksons
6046041415Lenny Kravitz
6056051412Labrinth
6056051412LMFAO
6076071409Lemar
6086121408Aj Tracey
6096081400LeAnn Rimes
61060913992 Pac
6116111397Jax Jones
6116101397Boyz II Men
6136131389Billy Idol
6146141383Suzi Quatro
6146141383Go West
6166161378André Rieu
6176171375Foreigner
6186181374Leonard Cohen
6196191372Art Garfunkel
6206201370Heaven 17
6216211368Ricky Martin
6226221365Righteous Brothers
6236231364Carole King
6246241363Limp Bizkit
6256251362Tennessee Ernie Ford
6266261360Real Thing
6276271359Liberty
6286281354Sky
6296291353Melanie C
6306301352Freddie Mercury
6316311351Nancy Sinatra
63263213485 Seconds Of Summer
6326321348Talking Heads
6346341345Little Richard
6356351344Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
6366361342Communards
6376371340Alexandra Burke
6376371340James Taylor
6396391338Rizzle Kicks
6406401337Yazoo
6416411334Missy 'Misdemeanour' Elliott
6426421332Tom Walker
6436471330Juice Wrld
6446431329Mike & The Mechanics
6456441327Feeder
6466451324Embrace
6476461318Barbara Dickson
6486471311Johnny Nash
6486471311Heart
6506501310Franz Ferdinand
6516511306Shayne Ward
6526521301Al Martino
6536531300KT Tunstall
6536531300Elaine Paige
6556551294Kendrick Lamar
6566561292Vangelis
6576571291Major Lazer
6586581289Beat
6596601288Sigala
6606591284Darkness
6616621277Xxxtentacion
6616611277N-Dubz
6636621274Chic
6646641269Dolly Parton
6656651268Stargazers
6656651268Kelly Rowland
6676671264Chubby Checker
6676671264Dr Dre
6676671264Primal Scream
6706701263Sinead O'Connor
6716711261Toyah
6726721259Dave Edmunds
6726721259Macy Gray
6746741257Wombles
6756751256Christians
6766761255White Stripes
6776771250Busta Rhymes
6786781241J Hus
6796791240Kay Starr
6806801238Disclosure
6816811233Outkast
6826821231Cee Lo Green
6836831226Housemartins
6846841225Feeling
6856851222Jake Bugg
6856851222Bing Crosby
6876871220Manhattan Transfer
6876871220Mario Lanza
6896891219Charlie Puth
6896891219Ash
6916911213Tornados
6926921211Ella Henderson
6936931210Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
6946941209Robert Plant
6946941209Halsey
6966961204Pearl Jam
6976971203Black Box
6986981201Joss Stone
6996991196Jamelia
7007001188Jackie Wilson
7017011187Il Divo
7027021184Echo & The Bunnymen
7037031181Faces
7037031181John Newman
7057051180Beastie Boys
7057051180Odyssey
7077071179Chase & Status
7087081177D:Ream
7087081177Louise
7107101175Carly Simon
7117111174M. C. Hammer
7127121163Pointer Sisters
7137131160Amy MacDonald
7137131160Motorhead
7157151159Offspring
7167161155Joe Cocker
7177171153Del Amitri
7177171153My Chemical Romance
7197191151Cast
7207221148Tones & I
7217201146Bronski Beat
7217201146Michael Holliday
7237231143Isley Brothers
7247241139Natasha Bedingfield
7257251138Tori Amos
7257251138KC & The Sunshine Band
7277271137London Symphony Orchestra
7287281134Daryl Hall & John Oates
7297291133Dollar
7307301132Ting Tings
7317311131Blink-182
7327321130Johnny & The Hurricanes
7337331124Smurfs
7347341123Nolans
7357351117Yazz
7367361116La Roux
7367361116Sparks
7367361116Sam Cooke
7397391115Nilsson
7397391115Russell Watson
7417411110Gnarls Barkley
7427421108John Travolta
7437431104Middle Of The Road
7447441102Kygo
7457451101London Grammar
7467501099Cardi B
7467461099Demi Lovato
7487471097Rick Wakeman
7497481095Gary Moore
7507491093Noel Gallagher
7517501092Vera Lynn
7527521090Eden Kane
7527521090Bad Manners
7547541087Ben Howard
7557551085Mark Morrison
7557551085Sonny & Cher
7577571081Dubliners
7587581077Scooter
7597591075LL Cool J
7597591075Jimmy Ruffin
7617611074John Mayall
7627621071Alfie Boe
7637631070Neneh Cherry
7647671068Ava Max
7657641065Gerry Rafferty
7657641065Brand New Heavies
7677661064Men At Work
7687681060Amen Corner
7687681060Clannad
7687681060Nina Simone
7717711054Suzanne Vega
7727721052Basshunter
7737731051Sinitta
7747741050En Vogue
7747741050Aled Jones
7767761049Al Green
7777771047Mis-Teeq
7777771047Village People
7797791045Jonas Blue
7807801043Barron Knights
7817811042Carly Rae Jepsen
7827821041Chas & Dave
7827831041Travis Scott
7847841039Japan
7857851038Vamps
7857851038Kirsty MacColl
7877871036Train
7887881035Tinchy Stryder
7897891034Fratellis
7907901033Kraftwerk
7917911032Catfish & The Bottlemen
7917911032Robert Miles
7917911032B52's
7947941031Glenn Miller
7957951027Christina Perri
7957951027Levellers
7977971025Dannii Minogue
7977971025Byrds
7997991024Toploader
8008001022Wyclef Jean
8008001022Richard Clayderman
8028021019Lou Reed
8038031014Cult
8048041010Rubettes
8048041010Portishead
8068061009John Leyton
8078071008Doors
8088081007Chris Barber's Jazzband
8098091006Paula Abdul
8098091006Nicole Scherzinger
8118111002Macklemore & 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...