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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 8 of 2021 (4th March chart). 

There was very little movement this week. Justin Bieber (no.42) was the highest ranked climber, and overtook Lady GaGaDua Lipa (no.92) was the only other climber in the Top 100, and overtook Val DoonicanBryan Adams and George Ezra. The highest climber this week was Pop Smoke (no.566), who rose a massive sixteen places. Ava Max (no.733) rose eight places, and Juice Wrld (no.512) and Travis Scott (no.758) rose six places.

RankLast weekPointsArtist
1139908Elvis Presley
2231179Beatles
3328847Cliff Richard
4420764Ed Sheeran
5519577Madonna
6619161Michael Jackson
7719052Queen
8817558ABBA
9916803Elton John
101016622Rolling Stones
111116386Rod Stewart
121215944David Bowie
131315177Frank Sinatra
141412857Shadows
151512690Oasis
161612640Rihanna
171712532Fleetwood Mac
181812449Simon & Garfunkel
191912121Eminem
202011857Take That
212111523Paul McCartney
222211469U2
232311413Robbie Williams
242410824Jim Reeves
252510291Beach Boys
262610200Kylie Minogue
272710101Adele
282810061Coldplay
292910049Tom Jones
30309778Drake
31319651Phil Collins
32329233Whitney Houston
33339201Bob Dylan
34349098Simply Red
35359061Dire Straits
36368724Pink
37378468Status Quo
38388324Bee Gees
39398242Celine Dion
40408219George Michael
41418114Pink Floyd
42437906Justin Bieber
43427901Lady GaGa
44447809UB40
45457793Carpenters
46467727Mariah Carey
47477560Stevie Wonder
48487514Andy Williams
49497482Diana Ross
50507420Sam Smith
51517383Meat Loaf
52527325Roy Orbison
53537268Buddy Holly
54547265Westlife
55557238Bon Jovi
56567172Beyoncé
57577163Little Mix
58587128Bob Marley
59597085Calvin Harris
60607055Taylor Swift
61617002Seekers
62626976Perry Como
63636899Electric Light Orchestra
64646778Ariana Grande
65656731Everly Brothers
66666664R.E.M.
67676646Prince
68686624Frankie Laine
69696550T. Rex
70706503Slade
71716473Bruce Springsteen
72726455Barbra Streisand
73736364Neil Diamond
74746341Lonnie Donegan
75756278Britney Spears
76766263Katy Perry
77776234Bruno Mars
78786171Boyzone
79796163Black Eyed Peas
80806158Mantovani
81816155Madness
82826119Stereophonics
83836118Wet Wet Wet
84846098Shirley Bassey
85856096Genesis
86866051Hollies
87875975Police
88885937Lionel Richie
89895911Michael Bublé
90905891Engelbert Humperdinck
91915880Eurythmics
92965787Dua Lipa
93925770Val Doonican
94935762Bryan Adams
95945752George Ezra
96955747Tina Turner
97975728Maroon 5
98975724Justin Timberlake
99995708David Guetta
1001005645Pet Shop Boys
1011015620Four Tops
1021025516Blondie
1021025516Mike Oldfield
1041045505Kings Of Leon
1051055476Radiohead
1061065471Guns'n'Roses
1071075451Supremes
1081085440Who
1091095427Duran Duran
1101105386Arctic Monkeys
1111115360Ellie Goulding
1121125348Cher
1131135332One Direction
1141145283Led Zeppelin
1151155281Wham!
1161165251Spice Girls
1171175204Killers
1181185199Erasure
1191195124Shakin' Stevens
1201205116Lewis Capaldi
1211215068John Lennon
1221225022Olly Murs
1231245019Weeknd
1241235009George Mitchell Minstrels
1251254947Roxy Music
1261264941Bachelors
1271274865Kinks
1281284862Jess Glynne
1291294850Blur
1301314801Amy Winehouse
1301304801Pat Boone
1321324781Red Hot Chili Peppers
1331334749Nat 'King' Cole
1341344724Kate Bush
1351354648Prodigy
1361364637Corrs
1371374625Eagles
1381384553Steps
1391394514Sugababes
1401404502Frank Ifield
1411414490Beautiful South
1421424468Post Malone
1431434434Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
1441444427M People
1451454412Kanye West
1461464407Billy Joel
1471474346Eric Clapton
1481484321Snow Patrol
1491494262Simple Minds
1501504252Girls Aloud
1511514220Jason Derulo
1521524217Foo Fighters
1531534197Paul Simon
1541544154Chris Brown
1551554149Hot Chocolate
1561564143Janet Jackson
1571574137Adam Faith
1581584114Usher
1591594112Texas
1601604097Manfred Mann
1611614091Connie Francis
1621624016Boney M
163163398810cc
1641643963Moody Blues
1651663940Green Day
1661653938Donna Summer
1671673927Leo Sayer
1681683885Script
1691693857Will Young
1701703856Spandau Ballet
1711713824Billie Eilish
1721723811David Whitfield
1731733793Sting
1741743789Bay City Rollers
1751753784Florence & The Machine
1761763770James Blunt
1771773764Manic Street Preachers
1781783757Billy Fury
1791793739Paul Weller
1801803701Jamiroquai
1811813700Human League
1821823694Guy Mitchell
1831833682Searchers
1841843678Bill Haley & His Comets
1851853669Christina Aguilera
1861863668Jam
1861863668David Essex
1881883658Depeche Mode
1891893642Gilbert O'Sullivan
1901903638Shania Twain
1911913629Emeli Sande
1911913629Johnny Cash
1931933601Dusty Springfield
1941943596Showaddywaddy
1951953566Leona Lewis
1961963559S Club 7
1971973557Paul Young
1981983535Dean Martin
1981983535Iron Maiden
2002003531Tears For Fears
2012013511Cat Stevens
2022023495Petula Clark
2032033490Tracy Chapman
2042043479Jimi Hendrix Experience
2052053469Paolo Nutini
2062063457Russ Conway
2072073444Cilla Black
2082083431Sia
2082083431Gary Glitter
2102103425R. Kelly
2112113424Stylistics
2122123422Jessie J
2132133416Paloma Faith
2142143415Dido
2152153413Johnny Mathis
2152153413Chris Rea
2152153413Duane Eddy & The Rebels
2182183378Ronan Keating
2192193366Barry Manilow
2202203363Jason Donovan
2212213357Clean Bandit
2222223356Gabrielle
2232233355Acker Bilk
2242243332Enrique Iglesias
2242243332Monkees
2262263310Avicii
2272273309James Last
2282283307Alicia Keys
2292293280Mumford & Sons
2302303260Adam & The Ants
2312313233Donny Osmond
2312313233Craig David
2332333203Frankie Goes To Hollywood
2342343200Deep Purple
2352353197Stranglers
2362363196Lily Allen
2372373180Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
2382383179Gloria Estefan
2392393173Frankie Vaughan
2402403160Culture Club
2412413151Jennifer Lopez
2422423148Travis
2432433126Max Bygraves
2442443113Jay-Z
2452453099Otis Redding
2462463097Michael Bolton
2472473089Doris Day
2482483058Lighthouse Family
2492493044Barry White
2502503038Johnnie Ray
2512513036Eternal
2522523020Akon
2532533015Nicki Minaj
2542543001Bryan Ferry
2552552980Flo Rida
2562562976Elvis Costello
2572572973Alison Moyet
2582582958Enya
2592592956Stormzy
2602602944Scissor Sisters
2612612943AC/DC
2622622938a-ha
2622622938Muse
2642642937Nickelback
2652652936Kelly Clarkson
2662662926Olivia Newton-John
2672672922Tommy Steele
2682682920Linkin Park
2692692908George Benson
2702702907Gene Pitney
2712712886Tinie Tempah
2722722881Level 42
2732732879Destiny's Child
2742742875Gerry & The Pacemakers
2752752853Drifters
2762762835Rita Ora
2772772834Kaiser Chiefs
2782782815Shawn Mendes
2792792807Blue
2802802806All Saints
2812812804David Gray
2822822800Keane
2832832777Ultravox
2842842773Backstreet Boys
2852852768Gorillaz
2862862765Ken Dodd
2862862765Billy Ocean
2882882751East 17
2892892746Walker Brothers
2902902744Ne-Yo
2912912741Nelly
2922922733Brenda Lee
2932932731Cream
2942942729New Order
2952952718Nelly Furtado
2963002706Harry Styles
2972962704Helen Shapiro
2982972701Stone Roses
2992982695Dr Hook & The Medicine Show
3002992691Neil Sedaka
3013012675Nirvana [2]
3023022665Daniel O'Donnell
3033032663Thin Lizzy
3043042658Avril Lavigne
3053052655Alanis Morissette
3063062652Atomic Kitten
3073072647Herman's Hermits
3083082645Mark Ronson
3093092633Anastacia
3103102630Mud
3113112622Rick Astley
3113112622Bobby Darin
3133132613Annie Lennox
3143142608Dave Clark Five
3153152601Deacon Blue
3163162597Glen Campbell
3173172595Small Faces
3173172595David Cassidy
3193192593Luther Vandross
3203202587Verve
3213212584Marvin Gaye
3223222572Kasabian
3233232571Massive Attack
3243242552McFly
3253252547JLS
3263262543New Seekers
3273272517Belinda Carlisle
3283282515Sweet
3293322507Miley Cyrus
3303292501Seal
3313302499Shakira
3323312497Will Smith
3333332481Chris De Burgh
3343342474Bastille
3353352466Sandie Shaw
3363362462Animals
3373372461James Morrison
3383382460Temptations
3393392457Duffy
3403402455Five Star
3413412449Peter Gabriel
3423422421Roxette
3423422421Pretenders
3443442395Anthony Newley
3453452394James Arthur
3463462382Busted
3473472381Four Seasons
3473472381Kool & The Gang
3493492379Bananarama
3503502376Chemical Brothers
3513512361Del Shannon
3523522358Lisa Stansfield
3533532343Rudimental
3543542338INXS
3553552337Mika
3563562322Cheryl Cole
3573572319Smiths
3583582306Sade
3593592304Jethro Tull
3603602302Cure
3613612299Robson Green & Jerome Flynn
3623622297Santana
3633632293Slim Whitman
3643642289Pussycat Dolls
3653652286Rag'N'Bone Man
3663662271Paul Anka
3673672269Sean Paul
3673672269Bobby Vee
3693692254Peters & Lee
3703702248Black Sabbath
3713712247Winifred Atwell
3723722245Commodores
3733732240Shaggy
3743742239Andrea Bocelli
3753752237Osmonds
3763762232New Kids On The Block
3773772228Lana Del Rey
3783782220Glee Cast
3793792219Boomtown Rats
3803802213Razorlight
3803802213Five
3823822203Alice Cooper
3833832198Pitbull
3843832196Def Leppard
3853852193Katie Melua
3863862178Kim Wilde
387387217550 Cent
3883882174John Denver
3893892171Pharrell Williams
3903902162Luciano Pavarotti
3913912161Ronnie Hilton
3923922152Ruby Murray
3933932149Earth, Wind & Fire
3943942132Imagine Dragons
3943942132Elkie Brooks
39639621122 Unlimited
3973972111Van Morrison
3983982108Plan B
3993992101Dizzee Rascal
4004002100Daniel Bedingfield
4014012096Saturdays
4014012096Faithless
4034032095Years & Years
4044042094Gladys Knight & The Pips
4054052085Neil Young
4064062074Thompson Twins
4074072073Ocean Colour Scene
4084082071Toni Braxton
4094092069Will.I.Am
4104102059Georgie Fame
4114112057Yes
4124122050Bucks Fizz
4134132044Snap!
4144142040Donovan
4154152019Eddie Fisher
4154152019One Republic
4174172017Cranberries
4174172017George Harrison
4194191996Gary Numan
4204201992Sex Pistols
4214211991Fugees
4224221989Eddie Calvert
4234231986Dionne Warwick
4244241984Sheryl Crow
4254251981Michael Ball
4264261977John Legend
4274281972Mabel
4284271967Timbaland
4294291965Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
4304301958Elbow
4314311956James
4324321946Howard Jones
4334331945Scouting For Girls
4344341936Savage Garden
4354351935Pulp
4364361927Moby
4374371909Mary J. Blige
43843819071975
4394391906Norah Jones
4404401905Bread
4414411899Specials
4424421897Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
4434431895Soul II Soul
4444441894Soft Cell
4454451888Ray Charles
4464461885Don McLean
4464461885Crowded House
4484481881Fatboy Slim
4494491880Brotherhood Of Man
4504501875Daft Punk
4514511870Supertramp
4524521865James Bay
4534531863Dexy's Midnight Runners
4534531863Bangles
4554551862Bros
4564561850Camila Cabello
4574571847Chicago
4584581845Marillion
4584581845Ace Of Base
4604601844Jeff Wayne
4614611830Enigma [2]
4624621821Morrissey
4634631819Jean-Michel Jarre
4644641815Crickets
4654651813Kooks
4664661811Big Country
4674671802Fall Out Boy
4684681800Tremeloes
4694691799Jackson Five
4704701796Eva Cassidy
4714731786Anne-Marie
4714711786Dina Carroll
4734721784Zara Larsson
4744741779Lulu
4754751775Aretha Franklin
4764761774Example
4774771773Ray Conniff
4784781767Terence Trent D'Arby
4794791754Clash
4804801751Rick Nelson
4814811746Pixie Lott
4824821740Joan Baez
4834831735Chuck Berry
4844841732Puff Daddy
4854851731Charlatans
4854851731ZZ Top
4874871727Wanted
4884881721Three Degrees
4894891720Marmalade
4904901718Dickie Valentine
4914911717Alexander O'Neal
4924921710Vengaboys
4934931708Chainsmokers
4944941703Whitesnake
4954951698Demis Roussos
4964961694Robert Palmer
4974971693Aerosmith
4984981690Free
4994991689Spencer Davis Group
5005001687Style Council
5015011684Natalie Imbruglia
5025021682Dawn
5035031673T'Pau
5045041670Meghan Trainor
5055051669Metallica
5055051669Basement Jaxx
5075071667Tony Bennett
5085081666Julio Iglesias
5095091661David Soul
5105101660Björk
5115111656Bobby Brown
5125181654Juice Wrld
5135121646Darts
5135121646Platters
5155141644Peter Sellers
5155141644Streets
5175161641Kids From Fame
5175161641Shalamar
5195191638Jimmy Young
5205201637Marty Wilde
5215211636Roger Whittaker
5225221634Cascada
5235231632Garbage
5245241631Everything But The Girl
5255251630Cyndi Lauper
5265261624Randy Crawford
5275271623Lindisfarne
5275271623Taio Cruz
5295291620Wizzard
5305301619Biffy Clyro
5305301619Lightning Seeds
5325321617Supergrass
5335331616Jimmy Nail
5345341609Gwen Stefani
5355351604Squeeze
5365361598Creedence Clearwater Revival
5375371596Snoop Dogg
5385381595Kenny Rogers
5395391594Tony Christie
5395391594Louis Armstrong
5415411580Pogues
5425421576Mamas & Papas
5435431575Emerson, Lake & Palmer
5445441574Rose Royce
5445441574Smokie
5465461573Gary Barlow
5475471569Move
5485481568Harry Belafonte
5495491562TLC
5505501554Right Said Fred
5515511551Aqua
5515511551Malcolm Vaughan
5535531550Sash!
5545541545André Rieu
5555551540Hozier
5555551540Gareth Gates
5575571536Craig Douglas
5575571536Fine Young Cannibals
5595591535Evanescence
5605601531Ke$ha
5615611528Mungo Jerry
5625621526Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers
5635631524Karl Denver
5645641518Nik Kershaw
5655651515Siouxsie & The Banshees
5665821513Pop Smoke
5675661512ABC
5685671510Twenty One Pilots
5695681509Bonnie Tyler
5695681509Sister Sledge
5715701508Joe Brown
5715701508Ian Dury
5735721507Matt Monro
5735721507Passenger
5755761506Dave
5765741502Geri Halliwell
5775751501Rosemary Clooney
5785761500Eddy Grant
5795781498Catatonia
5795781498Jack Johnson
5815801497Rainbow
5825811496No Doubt
5835821492Nana Mouskouri
5845841491Troggs
5845841491Eddie Cochran
5865861490Kelis
5875881484Jax Jones
5885871480B*Witched
5895881478Khalid
5905901473Selena Gomez
5915911471Alvin Stardust
5925921469Imagination
5935931468Suede
5945941465Emile Ford & The Checkmates
5955951464Salt'n'Pepa
5965961455Freddie & The Dreamers
5975971454Sophie Ellis-Bextor
5985981449Shamen
5995991448Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas
6006001447Rolf Harris
6016011446Joan Armatrading
6026021443Des O'Connor
6026021443Foster & Allen
6046041442Mary Hopkin
6056051432Alma Cogan
6066061427Peter André
6076071426Shakespear's Sister
6086081425Jacksons
6096121416Aj Tracey
6106091415Lenny Kravitz
6116101412LMFAO
6116101412Labrinth
6136131409Lemar
61461414062 Pac
6156151400LeAnn Rimes
6166161397Boyz II Men
6176171389Billy Idol
6186181383Suzi Quatro
6186181383Go West
6206201381Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
6216211375Foreigner
6226221374Leonard Cohen
6236231372Art Garfunkel
6246241370Heaven 17
6256251368Ricky Martin
6266261366Carole King
6276271365Righteous Brothers
6286281363Limp Bizkit
6296291362Tennessee Ernie Ford
6306301360Real Thing
6316311359Liberty
6326321354Sky
6336331353Melanie C
6346371352Xxxtentacion
6346341352Freddie Mercury
6366351351Nancy Sinatra
6376361349Nolans
63863713485 Seconds Of Summer
6386371348Talking Heads
6406401345Little Richard
6416411343James Taylor
6426421342Communards
6436431340Alexandra Burke
6446441338Rizzle Kicks
6456451337Yazoo
6466461334Missy 'Misdemeanour' Elliott
6476471332Tom Walker
6486481329Mike & The Mechanics
6496491327Feeder
6496491327Sigala
6516511325Dolly Parton
6526521324Embrace
6536531318Barbara Dickson
6546541311Heart
6546541311Johnny Nash
6566561310Franz Ferdinand
6576571306Shayne Ward
6586581301Al Martino
6596591300KT Tunstall
6596591300Elaine Paige
6616611299Major Lazer
6626621295Kendrick Lamar
6636631292Vangelis
6646641289Beat
6656651286Darkness
6666661277N-Dubz
6676671274Chic
6686681268Kelly Rowland
6686681268Stargazers
6706701264Chubby Checker
6706701264Primal Scream
6706701264Dr Dre
6736731263Sinead O'Connor
6736731263Toyah
6756751259Dave Edmunds
6756751259Macy Gray
6776771257Wombles
6786781256Christians
6796791255White Stripes
6806801252Busta Rhymes
6816811241J Hus
6826821240Kay Starr
6826821240Bing Crosby
6846841238Disclosure
6856851233Outkast
6866861231Cee Lo Green
6876871229Jonas Blue
6886881226Housemartins
6896891225Feeling
6906901222Jake Bugg
6916911221Charlie Puth
6926921220Mario Lanza
6926921220Manhattan Transfer
6946941219Ash
6956951218London Symphony Orchestra
6966961213Tornados
6976971211Ella Henderson
6986981210Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
6996991209Robert Plant
7007001204Halsey
7007001204Pearl Jam
7027021203Black Box
7037031201Joss Stone
7047041200Tones & I
7057041196Jamelia
7067061188Jackie Wilson
7077071187Il Divo
7087081184Echo & The Bunnymen
7097091181John Newman
7097091181Faces
7117111180Beastie Boys
7117111180Odyssey
7137131179Chase & Status
7147141177Amy MacDonald
7147141177Louise
7147141177D:Ream
7177171175Carly Simon
7187181174M. C. Hammer
7197191173John Mayall
7197221173Cardi B
7217201163Pointer Sisters
7227211162Motorhead
7237231159Offspring
7247241155Joe Cocker
7257251153My Chemical Romance
7257251153Del Amitri
7277271151Cast
7287281148Alfie Boe
7297291147Russell Watson
7307301146Michael Holliday
7307301146Bronski Beat
7327321143Isley Brothers
7337411140Ava Max
7347331139Natasha Bedingfield
7357341138Tori Amos
7357341138KC & The Sunshine Band
7377361134Daryl Hall & John Oates
7387371133Dollar
7397381132Ting Tings
7407391131Blink-182
7417401130Johnny & The Hurricanes
7427421124Smurfs
7437431117Yazz
7447441116Sparks
7447441116La Roux
7447441116Sam Cooke
7477471115Nilsson
7487481110Gnarls Barkley
7497491108John Travolta
7507501105Rick Wakeman
7517511104Kygo
7517511104Middle Of The Road
7537531102Demi Lovato
7547531101London Grammar
7557551100Vera Lynn
7567561095Gary Moore
7577571093Noel Gallagher
7587641092Travis Scott
7597581090Bad Manners
7597581090Eden Kane
7617601089Ben Howard
7627611086Aled Jones
7637621085Sonny & Cher
7637621085Mark Morrison
7657651081Dubliners
7667661079Vamps
7677671077Scooter
7687681075Jimmy Ruffin
7687681075LL Cool J
7707701074Kirsty MacColl
7717711070Neneh Cherry
7727721065Gerry Rafferty
7727721065Brand New Heavies
7747741064Men At Work
7757751060Clannad
7757751060Nina Simone
7757751060Amen Corner
7787791058Joel Corry
7797781054Suzanne Vega
7807791052Basshunter
7817811051Sinitta
7827821050En Vogue
7837831049Al Green
7847841047Mis-Teeq
7847841047Village People
7867861044Carly Rae Jepsen
7877871043Barron Knights
7887881041Chas & Dave
7897891039Japan
7907901036Train
7907901036B52's
7927921035Tinchy Stryder
7937931034Catfish & The Bottlemen
7937931034Fratellis
7957951033Kraftwerk
7957951033Glenn Miller
7977971032Robert Miles
7987981027Christina Perri
7987981027Levellers
8008001025Byrds
8008001025Dannii Minogue
8028021024Toploader
8038031022Wyclef Jean
8038031022Richard Clayderman
8058051019Lou Reed
8068061014Cult
8078071010Rubettes
8078071010Portishead
8098091009John Leyton
8108101008Doors
8118111007Chris Barber's Jazzband
8128121006Paula Abdul
8128121006Nicole Scherzinger
8148141002Macklemore & Ryan Lewis


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