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kingofskiffle
post Mar 15 2019, 06:15 AM
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The Chart Book Weekly

Itís not often a new chart publication comes along but when it does it has to be right. It has to do something that nobody else does. It has to be relevant. And it has to be priced well.

And thatís what my new weekly PDF to your inbox will do (I hope!)

The Chart Book Weekly will take a week in chart history and present charts from that week in glorious detail. Want the writers? All there. Duration? All there (singles only mostly there for albums with more added all the time). Track listing? Chart run? Tick thatís there too. What about the artist history to that chart week? Oh yes thatís in as well.

But will that all be readable? Thatís a lot of information. And it is a lot and it is readable. Donít believe me? See the sample below. (Please note sample is not 100% finalised and is used to illustrate layout.)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3696ikma3e3hm8r/C...Issue0.pdf?dl=0

The issues will include a singles and albums chart from the UK and the USA (where appropriate as we know that not all weeks had then printed) together with some notes in the charts shown. If issue 10, say, is released on 1 February then the charts will be from an interesting chart year about that date (so maybe 29 Jan or 3 Feb).

The charts wonít always be the usual official charts, at least as far as the UK is concerned. We have Record Mirror, Melody Maker, Disc and others to choose from. From America, for now, we will limit to Billboard only but in the coming few years that will expand. I want to add in Record World and Cashbox.

In addition each issue will feature the full chart history for a charting artist across all the charts in the database.

Nobody else is issuing a weekly look back at older charts. Nobody else is doing the level of detail presented here. And nobody else has the level of detail presented here.

So what is the cost you ask?

1 issue. £1.99

1 month (4 issues) £6.99

3 months (12 issues) £19.99

6 months (26 issues) £34.99

12 months (52 issues) £67.99

Special introductory offer : 60 issues for £67.99 - ends 31 March 2019 (5pm UK Time)!

All subscriptions - for now - come via sending money to PayPal.me/LReadioff for the required amount with a note including email address to which the publication can be sent to.

The website will be updated soon to reflect buttons for sending this off.

The issues will be released on Tuesday mornings (although I reserve the right to issue on the preceding Sunday or Monday or the Wednesday after up to four times in a calendar year if required due to illness or unforeseen circumstances.)

The first issue will be released on Tuesday 26 March. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today!

A couple of notes:
1. The database currently has charts from 1949-1965 and more are being added once the data has been verified. As such, data is exclusive to this period but data is added at the rate of about a year every week (this will slow down when we reach 1994!).
2. Errors will exist. Itís a fact of life and no matter how carefully I prepare I know some data will be in error or missing due to lack of original sources. Those spotting and correcting an error will receive one free issue per error. If they subscribe they will have one issue added to the relevant subscription option.
3. The charts that form this come from my own collected data. I spent many happy hours in the British Library Newspaper Archive and online at https://www.americanradiohistory.com/ where copies of Billboard may be found. I have found and corrected numerous errors and researched the charts as best I can using internet sources (Discogs for track listings, 45cat and Wikipedia for writer credits as a start). Joel Whitburn excellent book series have been used to verify my data as correct in terms of checking peak positions and highlighting errors in my work.
4. If for any reason I have to cancel the publication, I shall close to new subscribers first and then finish as subscriptions naturally end.
5. Questions? Ask! smile.gif
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kingofskiffle
post Mar 16 2019, 02:37 PM
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Some have requested a look at what years will be produced each week. The below is the plan for 2019.† Please note that this may be subject to change and I can and will take requests (after the first few issues!) for specific years/weeks.††

Issue - Year
26-Mar-19 - 1949
02-Apr-19 - 1959
09-Apr-19 - 1964
16-Apr-19 - 1944
23-Apr-19 - 1953
30-Apr-19 - 1962
07-May-19 - 1946
14-May-19 - 1956
21-May-19 - 1966
28-May-19 - 1971
04-Jun-19 - 1945
11-Jun-19 - 1955
18-Jun-19 - 1965
25-Jun-19 - 1975
02-Jul-19 - 1957
09-Jul-19 - 1977
16-Jul-19 - 1967
23-Jul-19 - 1947
30-Jul-19 - 1968
06-Aug-19 - 1940
13-Aug-19 - 1950
20-Aug-19 - 1960
27-Aug-19 - 1970
03-Sep-19 - 1980
10-Sep-19 - 1941
17-Sep-19 - 1951
24-Sep-19 - 1961
01-Oct-19 - 1969
08-Oct-19 - 1979
15-Oct-19 - 1963
22-Oct-19 - 1958
29-Oct-19 - 1948
05-Nov-19 - 1982
12-Nov-19 - 1952
19-Nov-19 - 1942
26-Nov-19 - 1972
03-Dec-19 - 1963 (Christmas Week)
10-Dec-19 - 1973 (Christmas Week)
17-Dec-19 - 1988 (Christmas Week)
24-Dec-19 - 1980 (Christmas Week)
31-Dec-19 - 1957 (Christmas Week)

The ones in December will be the final (compiled) chart of the year being the Christmas issue.
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post Mar 16 2019, 02:42 PM
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This sounds brilliant, I used to subscribe to the weekly one a long time ago and had years of charts. I wish the USA had something like this as I would love to know the weekly chart runs from the Billboard chart. We have the official chart that has chart runs but is there anywhere to get this for Billboard ? I know UKMIX or whatever its called is good for it but its to hard to read and find information.
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post Mar 16 2019, 05:37 PM
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This will have both UK and USA (Billboard) charts and will build into a resource showing most of the weekly charts.
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post Mar 16 2019, 05:41 PM
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QUOTE(kingofskiffle @ Mar 16 2019, 05:37 PM) *
This will have both UK and USA (Billboard) charts and will build into a resource showing most of the weekly charts.


Really ? the Billboard stuff definitely interests me as you can currently get the chart runs very easily from the official chart site
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post Mar 16 2019, 08:18 PM
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Have a look at the sample (around Page 20 or so) as it list Billboard Best Sellers in Stores.
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post Mar 16 2019, 08:30 PM
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QUOTE(kingofskiffle @ Mar 16 2019, 08:18 PM) *
Have a look at the sample (around Page 20 or so) as it list Billboard Best Sellers in Stores.


Genuinely impressed, its a bit much though when you have the whole history of an artists releases every time they appear in the chart, especially when they appear 3+ times in one week so you get 3 lots of the same information in one weeks chart, would be easier to read if it was just that songs chart run but that's just me and my OCD haha, but I will definitely be interested in this especially for the USA chart runs.
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post Mar 16 2019, 10:20 PM
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I did think about limiting that and it is possible. That way only the highest entry would appear with full history. However, itís rare that an artist has multiple appearances. 1964 for the Beatles is the largest and most well known example but there are others.
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post Apr 17 2019, 06:08 AM
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Now that four issues are available Iím re upping this article simply as some have forgotten the links who may be interested.
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post Apr 17 2019, 10:39 AM
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I know it will be hard to estimate but when you you think every year will be done and available for people who want to buy in bulk ?
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post Apr 18 2019, 06:23 AM
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It's one week per year per issue, so likely to be a very long time (50 plus years).

I think I understand what you mean here - you want a book listing chart runs for the USA charts similar to the Joel Whitburn books (but with chart runs). I'm not doing that I'm afraid - yet. I need to look at options for a good clean and tidy layout and then I might do that.
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