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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 47 (3rd December 2020 chart). 

It is unusual for acts in the Top 10 to change places, but this week Elton John (no.9) overtook the Rolling Stones and split up the Seventies triumvirate he shared with Rod Stewart and David Bowie. Further down the list, Mariah Carey (no.48) overtook Andy WilliamsSam Smith (no.52) overtook Buddy Holly and WestlifeLittle Mix overtook the Electric Light OrchestraR.E.M. and Prince; and Ariana Grande (no.76) overtook Bruno MarsBoyzone, the Black Eyed PeasMantovani and Madness. The new King of Christmas, Michael Bublé (no.104) rose four places; Dua Lipa (no.109) rose three places; the Arctic Monkeys (no.115) overtook ErasureBillie Eilish (no.190) rose three places; and Iron Maiden (no.196) rose two places. The highest climbers were Alfie Boe (no.753), up twelve places; Nirvana (no.300), up ten places; Miley Cyrus (no.376) and Pop Smoke (no.678), up seven places; the Pogues (no.568) and the London Symphony Orchestra (no.722), up six places. Nirvana was the only act to achieve a milestone: into the Top 300 thanks to points awarded being corrected. There were no new entries this week.

RankLast weekPointsArtist
1139872Elvis Presley
2231131Beatles
3328807Cliff Richard
4420380Ed Sheeran
5519577Madonna
6619103Michael Jackson
7718900Queen
8817486ABBA
91016624Elton John
10916622Rolling Stones
111116386Rod Stewart
121215867David Bowie
131315160Frank Sinatra
141412846Shadows
151512640Rihanna
161612540Oasis
171712449Simon & Garfunkel
181812349Fleetwood Mac
191911944Eminem
202011857Take That
212111469U2
222211439Paul McCartney
232311393Robbie Williams
242410824Jim Reeves
252510291Beach Boys
262610124Kylie Minogue
272710076Adele
282810049Tom Jones
292910039Coldplay
30309760Drake
31319631Phil Collins
32329199Bob Dylan
33339186Whitney Houston
34349098Simply Red
35359059Dire Straits
36368702Pink
37378468Status Quo
38388271Bee Gees
39398238Celine Dion
40408171George Michael
41418101Pink Floyd
42427889Lady GaGa
43437809UB40
44447793Carpenters
45457584Justin Bieber
46467542Stevie Wonder
47477486Diana Ross
48497479Mariah Carey
49487477Andy Williams
50507383Meat Loaf
51517325Roy Orbison
52547269Sam Smith
53527268Buddy Holly
54537265Westlife
55557238Bon Jovi
56567172Beyoncé
57577085Calvin Harris
58587074Bob Marley
59597002Seekers
60606973Perry Como
61616731Everly Brothers
62656682Little Mix
63626678Electric Light Orchestra
64636664R.E.M.
65646646Prince
66666624Frankie Laine
67676550T. Rex
68686519Taylor Swift
69696463Barbra Streisand
70706448Slade
71716435Bruce Springsteen
72726341Lonnie Donegan
73736269Britney Spears
74746251Neil Diamond
75756231Katy Perry
76816223Ariana Grande
77766214Bruno Mars
78776171Boyzone
79786163Black Eyed Peas
80796158Mantovani
81806155Madness
82826119Stereophonics
83836118Wet Wet Wet
84846096Genesis
85856082Shirley Bassey
86866051Hollies
87875975Police
88885936Lionel Richie
89895891Engelbert Humperdinck
90905880Eurythmics
91915770Val Doonican
92925762Bryan Adams
93935747Tina Turner
94945736George Ezra
95955724Justin Timberlake
96965706David Guetta
97975695Maroon 5
98985645Pet Shop Boys
99995620Four Tops
1001005516Mike Oldfield
1001005516Blondie
1021025504Kings Of Leon
1031035476Radiohead
1041085463Michael Bublé
1051045451Supremes
1061055440Who
1071065427Duran Duran
1081075426Guns'n'Roses
1091125361Dua Lipa
1101095353Ellie Goulding
1111105347Cher
1121115332One Direction
1131135283Led Zeppelin
1141145251Spice Girls
1151165204Arctic Monkeys
1161155199Erasure
1171175168Killers
1181185079Wham!
1191195050John Lennon
1201205022Olly Murs
1211215009George Mitchell Minstrels
1221224983Shakin' Stevens
1231234947Roxy Music
1241244941Bachelors
1251254935Lewis Capaldi
1261264865Kinks
1271274850Blur
1281284801Pat Boone
1291294767Red Hot Chili Peppers
1301304759Jess Glynne
1301304759Amy Winehouse
1321324739Nat 'King' Cole
1331334724Kate Bush
1341344720Weeknd
1351354648Prodigy
1361364637Corrs
1371374625Eagles
1381384514Sugababes
1391394502Frank Ifield
1401404494Steps
1411414490Beautiful South
1421424434Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
1431434427M People
1441444421Kanye West
1451454409Post Malone
1461464396Billy Joel
1471474346Eric Clapton
1481484321Snow Patrol
1491494262Simple Minds
1501504252Girls Aloud
1511514197Paul Simon
1521524154Chris Brown
1531534149Hot Chocolate
1541544147Jason Derulo
1551544143Janet Jackson
1561564137Adam Faith
1571574114Usher
1581584112Texas
1591594103Foo Fighters
1601604097Manfred Mann
1611614091Connie Francis
1621624012Boney M
163163398210cc
1641643963Moody Blues
1651653941Donna Summer
1661663927Leo Sayer
1671673921Green Day
1681683885Script
1691693857Will Young
1701703831Spandau Ballet
1711713811David Whitfield
1721723793Sting
1731733789Bay City Rollers
1741743784Florence & The Machine
1751753770James Blunt
1761763764Manic Street Preachers
1771773757Billy Fury
1781783739Paul Weller
1791793701Jamiroquai
1801803694Guy Mitchell
1811813682Searchers
1821823678Bill Haley & His Comets
1831833669Christina Aguilera
1841843668Jam
1841843668David Essex
1861863658Depeche Mode
1871873642Gilbert O'Sullivan
1881883638Shania Twain
1891893629Emeli Sande
1901933612Billie Eilish
1911913602Johnny Cash
1921903601Dusty Springfield
1931923596Showaddywaddy
1941943559S Club 7
1951953557Paul Young
1961983535Iron Maiden
1971963531Tears For Fears
1981973525Leona Lewis
1991993514Dean Martin
2002003495Petula Clark
2012013490Tracy Chapman
2022023479Jimi Hendrix Experience
2032033465Paolo Nutini
2042043457Russ Conway
2052053444Cilla Black
2062063431Gary Glitter
2072073425R. Kelly
2082083424Stylistics
2092093420Jessie J
2102103417Sia
2112113415Dido
2122123413Johnny Mathis
2122123413Duane Eddy & The Rebels
2142143401Cat Stevens
2152163380Paloma Faith
2162153375Ronan Keating
2172173366Barry Manilow
2172173366Human League
2192193363Jason Donovan
2202203356Gabrielle
2212213355Acker Bilk
2222223350Chris Rea
2232233346Clean Bandit
2242243332Monkees
2242243332Enrique Iglesias
2262263310Avicii
2272273307Alicia Keys
2282283280Mumford & Sons
2292293260Adam & The Ants
2302303233Donny Osmond
2312313231James Last
2322323219Craig David
2332333203Frankie Goes To Hollywood
2342343200Deep Purple
2352353197Stranglers
2362363196Lily Allen
2372373180Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
2382383179Gloria Estefan
2392393173Frankie Vaughan
2402403151Jennifer Lopez
2412413150Culture Club
2422423148Travis
2432433126Max Bygraves
2442443113Jay-Z
2452453099Otis Redding
2462463097Michael Bolton
2472473089Doris Day
2482483058Lighthouse Family
2492493044Barry White
2502503038Johnnie Ray
2512513036Eternal
2522523020Akon
2532533015Nicki Minaj
2542542995Bryan Ferry
2552552980Flo Rida
2562572974Stormzy
2572562973Alison Moyet
2582582958Enya
2592592944Scissor Sisters
2602602938Muse
2602602938a-ha
2622622937Nickelback
2632632926Olivia Newton-John
2642642924Elvis Costello
2652652922Tommy Steele
2662662920Linkin Park
2672672908George Benson
2682682907Gene Pitney
2692692886Tinie Tempah
2702702881Level 42
2702712881Kelly Clarkson
2722742876AC/DC
2732722875Gerry & The Pacemakers
2742732868Destiny's Child
2752752834Kaiser Chiefs
2752752834Rita Ora
2772772807Blue
2782782806All Saints
2792792804David Gray
2802802800Keane
2812812780Drifters
2822822777Ultravox
2832832773Backstreet Boys
2842842766Gorillaz
2852852765Ken Dodd
2852852765Billy Ocean
2872912751Shawn Mendes
2882872750East 17
2892882746Walker Brothers
2902892744Ne-Yo
2912902741Nelly
2922922731Cream
2932932729New Order
2942942718Nelly Furtado
2952952704Helen Shapiro
2962962699Stone Roses
2972982691Dr Hook & The Medicine Show
2972972691Neil Sedaka
2992992676Brenda Lee
3003102675Nirvana [2]
3013002663Thin Lizzy
3023012658Avril Lavigne
3033022655Alanis Morissette
3043032652Atomic Kitten
3053042647Herman's Hermits
3063052645Mark Ronson
3073062633Anastacia
3083072624Mud
3093082622Bobby Darin
3093082622Rick Astley
3113112611Annie Lennox
3123122608Dave Clark Five
3133132597Glen Campbell
3143142595David Cassidy
3143142595Small Faces
3163162594Daniel O'Donnell
3163162594Deacon Blue
3183182593Luther Vandross
3193192587Verve
3203202584Marvin Gaye
3213212572Kasabian
3223222571Massive Attack
3233232544JLS
3243242543New Seekers
3253252533McFly
3263262517Belinda Carlisle
3273272515Sweet
3283282501Seal
3293292499Shakira
3303302497Will Smith
3313312481Chris De Burgh
3323322474Bastille
3333332466Sandie Shaw
3343342462Animals
3353352461James Morrison
3363362460Temptations
3373372457Duffy
3383382455Five Star
3393392449Peter Gabriel
3403402421Roxette
3413412415Pretenders
3423432408Harry Styles
3433422395Anthony Newley
3443442382Busted
3453452381Kool & The Gang
3453452381Four Seasons
3473472379Bananarama
3483482376Chemical Brothers
3493492361Del Shannon
3503502358Lisa Stansfield
3513512338INXS
3523522337Mika
3533532322Cheryl Cole
3543562320James Arthur
3553542319Smiths
3563552312Rudimental
3573562306Sade
3583582304Jethro Tull
3593592302Cure
3603602299Robson Green & Jerome Flynn
3613612297Santana
3623622293Slim Whitman
3633632289Pussycat Dolls
3643642271Paul Anka
3653652269Sean Paul
3653652269Bobby Vee
3673672254Peters & Lee
3683682248Black Sabbath
3693692247Winifred Atwell
3703702244Commodores
3713712240Shaggy
3723722237Osmonds
3733732232New Kids On The Block
3743742220Glee Cast
3753752219Boomtown Rats
3763832218Miley Cyrus
3773762213Razorlight
3773762213Five
3793782207Lana Del Rey
3803792203Alice Cooper
3813802196Def Leppard
3813802196Pitbull
3833822193Katie Melua
3843862186Andrea Bocelli
3853842178Kim Wilde
386385217550 Cent
3873862174John Denver
3883882171Pharrell Williams
3893892161Ronnie Hilton
3903902152Ruby Murray
3913912147Earth, Wind & Fire
3923922132Imagine Dragons
3923922132Elkie Brooks
3943942125Luciano Pavarotti
39539521122 Unlimited
3963962111Van Morrison
3973972108Plan B
3983982101Dizzee Rascal
3993992100Daniel Bedingfield
4004002096Saturdays
4004002096Faithless
4024022095Years & Years
4034032094Gladys Knight & The Pips
4044042085Neil Young
4054052074Thompson Twins
4064062073Ocean Colour Scene
4074072071Toni Braxton
4084082069Will.I.Am
4094092059Georgie Fame
4104102054Yes
4114112050Bucks Fizz
4124122044Snap!
4134132040Donovan
4144142019One Republic
4144142019Eddie Fisher
4164162017Cranberries
4164162017George Harrison
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
4344371923Michael Ball
4354341909Mary J. Blige
43643519071975
4374361906Norah Jones
4384371905Bread
4394391899Specials
4394421899Mabel
4414401897Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
4424411895Soul II Soul
4434421894Soft Cell
4444441888Ray Charles
4454451885Crowded House
4454451885Don McLean
4474471881Fatboy Slim
4484481880Brotherhood Of Man
4494491875Daft Punk
4504501870Supertramp
4514511865James Bay
4524521863Bangles
4534531862Bros
4544541850Camila Cabello
4554551847Chicago
4564561845Marillion
4564561845Ace Of Base
4584581844Jeff Wayne
4594591831Dexy's Midnight Runners
4604601830Enigma [2]
4614611821Morrissey
4624621815Crickets
4634631813Kooks
4644641811Big Country
4654651802Fall Out Boy
4664661800Tremeloes
4674671796Eva Cassidy
4684681795Jackson Five
4694691786Dina Carroll
4704701784Jean-Michel Jarre
4704701784Zara Larsson
4724721779Lulu
4734731775Aretha Franklin
4744741774Example
4754751773Ray Conniff
4764761767Terence Trent D'Arby
4774771754Clash
4784781751Rick Nelson
4794791746Pixie Lott
4804801740Joan Baez
4814811733Chuck Berry
4824821731ZZ Top
4824821731Charlatans
4844841727Wanted
4854851726Anne-Marie
4864861721Three Degrees
4874871720Marmalade
4884881718Dickie Valentine
4894891717Alexander O'Neal
4904901710Vengaboys
4914911708Chainsmokers
4924921699Whitesnake
4934931698Demis Roussos
4944941694Robert Palmer
4954951693Aerosmith
4964961690Free
4974971689Spencer Davis Group
4984981687Style Council
4994991684Natalie Imbruglia
5005001682Dawn
5015011673T'Pau
5025021669Basement Jaxx
5025021669Metallica
5045041667Tony Bennett
5055051666Julio Iglesias
5065061661David Soul
5075071660Björk
5085081659Meghan Trainor
5095091656Bobby Brown
5105101654Puff Daddy
5115111646Platters
5115111646Darts
5135131644Peter Sellers
5135131644Streets
5155151641Kids From Fame
5155151641Shalamar
5175171638Jimmy Young
5185181637Marty Wilde
5195191636Roger Whittaker
5205201634Cascada
5215211632Garbage
5225221631Everything But The Girl
5235231630Cyndi Lauper
5245241624Randy Crawford
5255251623Lindisfarne
5255251623Taio Cruz
5275271619Lightning Seeds
5275271619Biffy Clyro
5295291617Supergrass
5305301616Jimmy Nail
5315311609Gwen Stefani
5325321604Squeeze
5335331598Creedence Clearwater Revival
5345341595Kenny Rogers
5355351594Tony Christie
5355351594Louis Armstrong
5375371589Snoop Dogg
5385381576Mamas & Papas
5395391575Emerson, Lake & Palmer
5405401574Smokie
5405401574Rose Royce
5425421569Move
5435431568Harry Belafonte
5445451562Wizzard
5445441562TLC
5465461554Right Said Fred
5475471551Malcolm Vaughan
5475471551Aqua
5495491550Sash!
5505501540Hozier
5505501540Gareth Gates
5525521536Fine Young Cannibals
5525521536Craig Douglas
5545541535Evanescence
5555551531Ke$ha
5565561528Mungo Jerry
5575571526Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers
5585581524Karl Denver
5595591518Nik Kershaw
5605601515Siouxsie & The Banshees
5615611512ABC
5625621510Twenty One Pilots
5635631509Bonnie Tyler
5635631509Sister Sledge
5655651508Ian Dury
5655651508Joe Brown
5675671507Matt Monro
5685741502Pogues
5685681502Geri Halliwell
5705691501Rosemary Clooney
5715701500Eddy Grant
5725711498Catatonia
5725711498Jack Johnson
5745731497Rainbow
5755741496No Doubt
5765761492Nana Mouskouri
5775771491Eddie Cochran
5775771491Troggs
5795791490Kelis
5805801480B*Witched
5815811478Khalid
5825821473Selena Gomez
5835831471Alvin Stardust
5845841469Imagination
5855851468Suede
5865861467Gary Barlow
5875871466Passenger
5885881465Emile Ford & The Checkmates
5895891464Salt'n'Pepa
5905901462Dave
5915911455Freddie & The Dreamers
5925931450Sophie Ellis-Bextor
5935921449Shamen
5945931448Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas
5955961447Aj Tracey
5955951447Rolf Harris
5975961446Joan Armatrading
5985981443Foster & Allen
5985981443Des O'Connor
6006001442Mary Hopkin
6016021435Jax Jones
6026011432Alma Cogan
6036031427Peter André
6046041426Shakespear's Sister
6056051425Jacksons
6066091420Juice Wrld
6076061415Lenny Kravitz
6086071412LMFAO
6086071412Labrinth
6106101409Lemar
6116141408André Rieu
6126111400LeAnn Rimes
61361213992 Pac
6146131397Boyz II Men
6156151389Billy Idol
6166161383Suzi Quatro
6166161383Go West
6186181375Foreigner
6196191374Leonard Cohen
6206201372Art Garfunkel
6216211370Heaven 17
6226221368Ricky Martin
6236231365Righteous Brothers
6246241364Carole King
6256251363Limp Bizkit
6266261362Tennessee Ernie Ford
6276271360Real Thing
6286281359Liberty
6296331355Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
6306291354Sky
6316301353Melanie C
6326311352Freddie Mercury
6336321351Nancy Sinatra
6346341348Talking Heads
63463413485 Seconds Of Summer
6366361345Little Richard
6376371343James Taylor
6386381342Communards
6396391340Alexandra Burke
6406401338Rizzle Kicks
6416411337Yazoo
6426421334Missy 'Misdemeanour' Elliott
6436431332Tom Walker
6446441329Mike & The Mechanics
6456451327Feeder
6466461324Embrace
6476471322Sigala
6486481318Barbara Dickson
6496491311Johnny Nash
6496491311Heart
6516511310Franz Ferdinand
6526521306Shayne Ward
6536531301Al Martino
6546541300KT Tunstall
6546541300Elaine Paige
6566561299Major Lazer
6566571299Xxxtentacion
6586581295Kendrick Lamar
6596591292Vangelis
6606601289Beat
6616611284Darkness
6626621283Dolly Parton
6636621277N-Dubz
6646641274Chic
6656651268Kelly Rowland
6656651268Stargazers
6676671264Primal Scream
6676671264Chubby Checker
6676671264Dr Dre
6706701263Sinead O'Connor
6716711261Toyah
6726721259Dave Edmunds
6726721259Macy Gray
6746741257Wombles
6756751256Christians
6766761255White Stripes
6776771252Busta Rhymes
6786851242Pop Smoke
6796781241J Hus
6806791240Kay Starr
6816801238Disclosure
6826811233Outkast
6836821231Cee Lo Green
6846831226Housemartins
6856841225Feeling
6866851222Bing Crosby
6866851222Jake Bugg
6886881220Manhattan Transfer
6886881220Charlie Puth
6886881220Mario Lanza
6916911219Ash
6926921213Tornados
6936931211Ella Henderson
6946941210Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
6956951209Robert Plant
6956951209Halsey
6976971204Pearl Jam
6986981203Black Box
6996991201Joss Stone
7007001196Jamelia
7017011188Jackie Wilson
7027021187Il Divo
7037031184Echo & The Bunnymen
7047041181John Newman
7047041181Faces
7067061180Odyssey
7067061180Beastie Boys
7087081179Chase & Status
7097091177Amy MacDonald
7097091177D:Ream
7097091177Louise
7127121175Carly Simon
7137131174M. C. Hammer
7147141164Tones & I
7157141163Pointer Sisters
7167161162Motorhead
7177171159Offspring
7187181155Joe Cocker
7197191153My Chemical Romance
7197191153Del Amitri
7217211151Cast
7227281146London Symphony Orchestra
7227221146Michael Holliday
7227221146Bronski Beat
7257241143Isley Brothers
7267251139Natasha Bedingfield
7277261138Tori Amos
7277261138KC & The Sunshine Band
7297291134Daryl Hall & John Oates
7307301133Dollar
7307301133Russell Watson
7327321132Ting Tings
7337331131Nolans
7337331131Blink-182
7357351130Johnny & The Hurricanes
7367361129Cardi B
7377371124Smurfs
7387381117Yazz
7397391116Sam Cooke
7397391116La Roux
7397391116Sparks
7427421115Nilsson
7437431110Gnarls Barkley
7447441108John Travolta
7457451104Middle Of The Road
7457451104Kygo
7477471101London Grammar
7477471101Demi Lovato
7497491100Vera Lynn
7507501097Rick Wakeman
7517511095Gary Moore
7527521093Noel Gallagher
7537531090Bad Manners
7537531090Eden Kane
7537651090Alfie Boe
7567551089Ben Howard
7577561085Mark Morrison
7577561085Sonny & Cher
7597591081Ava Max
7597581081Dubliners
7617591079Vamps
7627611077Scooter
7637621075LL Cool J
7637621075Jimmy Ruffin
7657641074John Mayall
7667661070Neneh Cherry
7677691068Aled Jones
7687671065Brand New Heavies
7687671065Gerry Rafferty
7707691064Men At Work
7717711060Nina Simone
7717711060Clannad
7717711060Amen Corner
7747741054Suzanne Vega
7757751052Basshunter
7767761051Sinitta
7777771050En Vogue
7787781049Al Green
7797791047Village People
7797791047Mis-Teeq
7817811045Jonas Blue
7827821044Carly Rae Jepsen
7837831043Barron Knights
7847841042Travis Scott
7857861041Kirsty MacColl
7857851041Chas & Dave
7877861039Japan
7887881036Train
7897891035Tinchy Stryder
7907901034Fratellis
7907901034Catfish & The Bottlemen
7927921033Kraftwerk
7927921033Glenn Miller
7947941032B52's
7947941032Robert Miles
7967961027Levellers
7967961027Christina Perri
7987981025Byrds
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