ZiggyStardust - but The OCC, & UK Chart Books
do give Cliff Richard & The Shadows Hits to
The Shadows, too.
For example - The Shadows had 5 No.1 Singles, but,
they are credited with 12 - as 7 with Cliff Richard
are added in. They had 4 No.1 Albums, but are credited
with 7, as 3 with Cliff Richard are added in.
It is inconsistent for those Hits to be added to
The Shadows Hits, when their Sales are not added
to The Shadows Totals......
As regards 'Magical Mystery Tour' - it was a No.2
Hit in the UK Singles Chart. I would be very
surprised if its 600,000 - 620,000 Sales are not in
The Beatles Total. (There were several Beatles EPs
that were not allowed to Chart in the Singles
Chart. Their Sales will NOT be in The Beatles
Singles Total. For example, 'Twist And Shout',
(1963) - 670,000 UK Sales).
The OCC are thinking of up-dating the Best Selling
UK Singles Acts List - to put in the 2010 Edition of
the 'British Hit Singles' Book. (In November).
In the meantime, I have some questions for
UK 'Chart Fans' here:,
1) ELVIS PRESLEY
Is it really true that the UK Singles Acts
List,(since it was first revealed in February
2004), has missed out a few of Elvis Presley's
first 1950's Years? So that he loses several
Million Singles Sales?
2) THE BEATLES
Should The Beatles really be given an extra
600,000 Sales for the 'Magical Mystery Tour' EP,
on the grounds that it was really a 'Double Single'
& should have 1,200,000 UK Sales - not 600,000?
(It is usually given about 620,000 UK Sales.
So, it would be doubled to 1,240,000).
3) GIRLS ALOUD
Should Girls Aloud be in the Top 50 Best Selling UK
Singles Acts, by now? They've had 20 Top 10 Hits, &
a No.11 Hit.
Should Sugababes be in the Top 50 UK Singles Acts?
They've had 18 Top 10 Hits, 5 more in the Top 20, &
3 others in the Top 40
5) THE SHADOWS
As The OCC, (& UK Chart Books), add Cliff Richard
& The Shadows Hits to both Cliff's Section, & The
Shadows Section, shouldn't their Sales be given
to The Shadows too? What's the point in calling them
Shadows Hits, if their Sales are only ever counted
towards Cliff Richard's Sales? Surely they should be
added to The Shadows Sales as well?
The Shadows are clearly only having The Shadows
Singles Sales counted - hence why they are only 48th
in the Top 50, with 4,794,000 Singles Sales.