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  • kjell
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    They’re interesting and you’re working so fast that I barely get time to paint the house in between. There is one tiny bit that can’t be solved by these charts, and that is the hit that would have charted at the bottom of the original charts if they didn’t skip those weeks. The main issue here is that your in between charts are a whole lot better than using frozen charts which not only recapture certainly wrong positions but often also wrong number of weeks.

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  • MrTibbs
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    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending January 5th 1963 NME MM DISC RR Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 100 150 50 30 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    2 1 The Next Time / Bachelor Boy - Cliff Richard 1 3 1 1 1 9700
    1 2 Return To Sender - Elvis Presley 2 2 2 2 2 9570
    5 3 Dance On - The Shadows 3 1 3 3 7 9320
    3 4 Sun Arise - Rolf Harris 4 4 4 4 4 8910
    6 5 (Dance With The) Guitar Man - Duane Eddy 5 5 5 6 5 8530
    4 6 Lovesick Blues / She Taught Me How To Yodel - Frank Ifield 6 7 6 5 3 8290
    8 7 Bobby's Girl - Susan Maughan 7 8 8 8 6 7650
    11 8 It Only Took A Minute - Joe Brown 8 9 10 7 8 7240
    10 9 Telstar - The Tornados 11 9 7 18 9 7110
    9 10 Let's Dance - Chris Montez 9 11 9 10 10 6980
    12 11 The Swiss Maid - Del Shannon 10 17 11 12 11 5950
    14 12 Desafinado - Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd 12 12 14 12 18 5790
    21 13 Go Away Little Girl - Mark Wynter 13 13 19 9 17 5120
    7 14 Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee 15 22 12 16 12 5070
    20 15 Like I Do - Maureen Evans 17 14 16 17 19 5010
    18 16 Up On The Roof - Kenny Lynch 14 16 18 11 14 4960
    17 17 A Forever Kind Of Love - Bobby Vee 18 18 13 26 13 4790
    19 18 Your Cheating Heart - Ray Charles 16 14 20 14 15 4680
    13 19 The Main Attraction - Pat Boone 19 23 15 20 20 4080
    16 20 Devil Woman - Marty Robbins 21 28 17 22 16 3300
    23 21 Me And My Shadow - Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr. 20 19 28 15 21 2750
    15 22 Must Be Madison - Joe Loss 22 25 23 19 23 2640
    25 23 Baby Take A Bow - Adam Faith 23 21 24 30 22 2370
    24 24 Love Me Do - The Beatles 25 21 24 1710
    22 25 Sherry - The Four Seasons 24 22 27 27 1670
    NEW 26 Up On The Roof - Julie Grant 20 21 1600
    NEW 27 He's A Rebel - The Crystals 26 29 27 24 30 1180
    29 28 Don't You Think It's Time - Mike Berry 24 23 1100
    NEW 29 Can Can '62 - Peter Jay and The Jaywalkers 29= 25 900
    RE 30 Venus In Blue Jeans - Mark Wynter 26 750
    Bachelor Boy - Cliff Richard 5
    B Comin' Home Baby - Mel Torme 26 500
    28 Island Of Dreams - The Springfields 27 30 28 26 450
    B Just For Kicks - Mike Sarne 29= 27 400
    26 Love Me Tender - Richard Chamberlain 29= 29 28 390
    B The Alley Cat Song - David Thorne 25 300
    30 Gossip Calypso - Bernard Cribbins 28 25 180
    We're Gonna Go Fishin' - Hank Locklin 30 29 160
    X Go Away Little Girl - Ray Bennett 29 100
    27 Venus In Blue Jeans - Mark Wynter

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  • MrTibbs
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    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending December 29th 1962 NME MM DISC RR Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 80 110 50 30 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Return To Sender - Elvis Presley 1 2 1 2 1 7970
    2 2 The Next Time / Bachelor Boy - Cliff Richard 2 1 2 1 2 7960
    4 3 Sun Arise - Rolf Harris 4 4 3 4 7 7310
    3 4 Lovesick Blues / She Taught Me How To yodel - Frank Ifield 3 5 3 5 5 7240
    8 5 Dance On - The Shadows 5 3 6 3 3 7230
    5 6 (Dance With The) Guitar Man - Duane Eddy 6 6 5 7 4 6870
    7 7 Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee 7 6 10 6 6 6310
    6 8 Bobby's Girl - Susan Maughan 8 10 6 8 9 6240
    9 9 Let's Dance - Chris Montez 9 8 8 9 10 6100
    11 10 Telstar - The Tornados 10 12 9 16 8 5380
    12 11 It Only Took A Minute - Joe Brown 12 11 12 10 15 5220
    10 12 The Swiss Maid - Del Shannon 11 16 10 11 12 5080
    14 13 The Main Attraction - Pat Boone 13 14 13 13 16 4690
    15 14 Desafinado - Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd 15 20 16 12 11 4080
    17 15 Must Be Madison - Joe Loss 16 18 18 14 21 3620
    13 16 Devil Woman - Marty Robbins 14 22 15 21 14 3490
    16 17 A Forever Kind Of Love - Bobby Vee 17 23 13 22 19 3430
    27 18 Up On The Roof - Kenny Lynch 22= 13 22 20 22 3250
    20 19 Your Cheating Heart - Ray Charles 18 14 25 19 13 3160
    19 20 Like I Do - Maureen Evans 20= 20 18 18 29 3020
    26 21 Go Away Little Girl - Mark Wynter 22= 17 24 15 28 2780
    18 22 Sherry - The Four Seasons 19 17 23 25 2120
    29 23 Me And My Shadow - Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr. 20= 19 17 20 1990
    28 24 Love Me Do - The Beatles 25 20 17 1630
    25 25 Baby Take A Bow - Adam Faith 24 26 28 25 23 1270
    23 26 Love Me Tender - Richard Chamberlain 30 22 27 1110
    22 27 Venus In Blue Jeans - Mark Wynter 21 1100
    NEW 28 Island Of Dreams - The Springfields 26 25 28 24 840
    NEW 29 Don't You Think It's Time - Mike Berry 27 26 570
    NEW 30 Gossip Calypso - Bernard Cribbins 29 24 560
    X Can Can '62 - Peter Jay and The Jaywalkers 26 550
    21 The 'James Bond' Theme - John Barry 26 550
    We're Gonna Go Fishin' - Hank Locklin 27 18 390
    X Up On The Roof - Julie Grant 29 27 360
    Always You And Me - Russ Conway 24 350
    24 No One Can Make My Sunshine Smile - The Everly Brothers 28 330
    Merry Christmas You Suckers - Paddy Roberts 28 240
    X He's A Rebel - The Crystals 28 30 26 200
    Up On The Roof - The Drifters 29 160
    30 Because Of Love - Billy Fury 30 110
    Go Away Little Girl - Ray Bennett 29 100
    I Remember You - Frank Ifield 30 30
    Bachelor Boy - Cliff Richard 9
    *MM did not compile a chart this week so an average position was taken of likely chart position for this non compiled week by taking a mid point position between the chart for 22nd December 1962 and the chart for 5th January 1963 for MM in order to compile a 'bridging' chart for the week of 2nd January to compile the Ultimate Averaged Chart.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Originally posted by braindeadpj View Post
    I was just thinking about the bridging charts. Since we have Lonnie Donegan - Rock Island Line, Bill Hayes - The Ballad of Davy Crockett and Tennesse Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons charting in the 31st December 1955 chart solely based on the bridging RM chart, were they actually available to do so that week since they didn't chart on NME?
    I looked into this David as it is a valid point actually.

    From what I can gather Rock Island Line was released in November 1955, Sixteen Tons in October 1955 so both could have realistically charted. Davy Crockett is harder to pin down and I think some of our other experts may pin it down The 45 rpm version was released on 7th January 1956 but back then the 7'' version often followed behind the 10'' version which was still the predominant format.
    It entered the Sheet Music Chart on 7th January which suggests it was around before then also. Bear in mind too that the published charts at the time were a week behind the sales week referred to.

    The 'bridging' chart itself is a 'possibility' chart and not to be taken too seriously. Like I've said before discount it and just refer to actual published charts for the exact facts for those weeks but also bear in mind that none of the charts were likely to have been completely accurate either. In the early sixties remember MM charted an Elvis single that hadn't even been released yet.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Corrected thanks.

  • braindeadpj
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    For the January 2nd 1960 chart, I think the BBC used the previous week's RM chart in their calculations. Everything matches except for Johnny Staccato Theme and Among My Souvenirs being at 10 and 9 instead of 9 and 10.

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  • braindeadpj
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    Also note that on the 31st December 1955 chart, The Big Banjo band is a re-entry.

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  • braindeadpj
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    I was just thinking about the bridging charts. Since we have Lonnie Donegan - Rock Island Line, Bill Hayes - The Ballad of Davy Crockett and Tennesse Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons charting in the 31st December 1955 chart solely based on the bridging RM chart, were they actually available to do so that week since they didn't chart on NME? While I understand the principle behind the bridging chart, this may be something we need to take into account (if we can) and exclude tracks that couldn't chart due to not being released yet. Of course this information may not be available so it may be academic anyway....

    I seem to remember there was some debate about whether release dates were available and/or whether all records were released at the beginning of the month?
    My apologies if this was already discussed.
    Last edited by braindeadpj; Fri July 8, 2022, 05:06.

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  • MrTibbs
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    1962, 1963, 1966, 1967, and 1968 will follow tomorrow guys to complete the set and complete the full collection of UAC

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  • MrTibbs
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    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending January 9th 1960 NME RM MM DISC Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 80 60 38 50 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For - Emile Ford and The Checkmates 1 1 1 1 1 6840
    2 2 What Do You Want - Adam Faith 2 2 2 2 2 6612
    3 3 Oh Carol - Neil Sedaka 3 3 3 3 3 6384
    4 4 Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat - The Avons 4 4 4 4 4 6156
    7 5 Johnny Sraccato Theme - Elmer Bernstein 5 5 5 7 5 5852
    13 6 Little White Bull - Tommy Steele 6 6 6 6 14 5300
    8 7 Rawhide - Frankie Laine 7 8 11 8 8 5064
    15 8 Bad Boy - Marty Wilde 9 7 7 9 15 4996
    5 9 Travellin' Light - Cliff Richard 8 9 9 5 13 4968
    14 10 Red River Rock - Johnny and The Hurricanes 10 10 12 12 11 4542
    12 11 Some Kind-A Earthquake - Duane Eddy 11 12 10 11 16 4290
    11 12 Among My Souvenirs - Connie Francis 12 11 17 15 9 4148
    6 13 Snow Coach - Russ Conway 13 20 13 13 6 3894
    24 14 Starry Eyed - Michael Holliday 15 14 14 20 10 3848
    17 15 Reveille Rock - Johnny and The Hurricanes 14 17 8 14 17 3846
    21 16 Be My Guest - Fats Domino 17 13 16 19 18 3446
    10 17 More And More Party Pops - Russ Conway 18 15 18 12 3010
    18 18 Teen Beat - Sandy Nelson 16 18 15 10 2798
    9 19 Jingle Bell Rock - Max Bygraves 19 25 18 7 2174
    30 20 In The Mood - Ernie Fields 20 18 17 19 2172
    27 21 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans - Freddy Cannon 20 20 1540
    23 22 Heartaches By The Number - Guy Mitchell 16 1200
    NEW 23 Wild Cat - Gene Vincent 28 20 790
    19 24 Put Your Head On My Shoulder - Paul Anka 22 720
    NEW 25 Too Good - Little Tony 19 720
    22 26 Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin 23 640
    30 27 Living Doll - Cliff Richard 16 570
    NEW 28 Dance With Me - The Drifters 24 560
    NEW 29 I'll Stay Single - Jerry Lordan 26 400
    NEW 29 I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Johnny Ray 26 400
    Piano Party - Winifred Atwell 29 160
    We Got Love - Alma Cogan 29 160

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  • MrTibbs
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    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending January 2nd 1960 NME RM MM DISC Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 80 60 38 50 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    2 1 What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For - Emile Ford and The Checkmates 1 1 1 1 1 6840
    1 2 What Do You Want - Adam Faith 2 2 1 2 2 6672
    3 3 Oh Carol - Neil Sedaka 3 4 3 3 4 6254
    4 4 Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat - The Avons 4 3 4 5 3 6248
    5 5 Travellin' Light - Cliff Richard 5 5 5 4 9 5766
    6 6 Snow Coach - Russ Conway 6 8 8 6 8 5320
    11 7 Johnny Staccato Theme - Elmer Bernstein 9 8 6 15 7 5148
    13 8 Rawhide - Frankie Laine 11 6 10 14 11 4906
    9 9 Jingle Bell Rock - Max Bygraves 7 7 17 8 6 4884
    7 10 More And More Party Pops - Russ Conway 8 11 14 13 5 4604
    10 11 Among My Souvenirs - Connie Francis 10 12 12 7 12 4522
    12 12 Some Kind-A Earthquake - Duane Eddy 12 13 7 12 15 4402
    14 13 Little White Bull - Tommy Steele 14 10 13 10 18 4208
    8 14 Red River Rock - Johnny and The Hurricanes 13 19 10 9 10 4106
    18 15 Bad Boy - Marty Wilde 15 14 14 11 14 3990
    16 16 Little Donkey - The Beverley Sisters 16 16 20 17 13 3292
    22 17 Reveille Rock - Johnny and The Hurricanes 18 19 9 18 2774
    15 18 Teen Beat - Sandy Nelson 19= 22 16 19 20 2626
    19 19 Put Your Head On My Shoulder - Paul Anka 19= 17 20 16 2288
    17 20 Piano Party - Winifred Atwell 17 15 17 1980
    21 21 Be My Guest - Fats Domino 25 18 19 1860
    20 22 Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin 19 16 1530
    24 23 Heartaches By The Number - Guy Mitchell 17 1120
    NEW 24 Starry Eyed - Michael Holliday 28 18 1020
    23 25 Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat - Paul Evans and The Curls 20 660
    26 26 Deck Of Cards - Wink Martindale 23 640
    NEW 27 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans - Freddy Cannon 24 560
    29 28 We Got Love - Alma Cogan 26 400
    25 29 If You Were The Only Boy In The World - Stevie Marsh 27 320
    NEW 30 In The Mood - Ernie Fields 28 240
    27 30 Living Doll - Cliff Richard 28 240
    * RM did not compile a chart this week so an average position was taken of likely chart position for this non compiled week by taking a mid point position between the chart for 26th December 1959 and the chart for 9th January 1960 for RM in order to compile a 'bridging' chart for the week of 2nd January for RM to compile the Ultimate Averaged Chart.

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  • MrTibbs
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    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending December 26th 1959 NME MM DISC RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey 75 35 45 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 What Do You Want - Adam Faith 1 2 1 1 1 6375
    2 2 What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For - Emile Ford and The Checkmates 2 1 1 2 2 6345
    3 3 Oh Carol - Neil Sedaka 3 3 3 4 3 5975
    5 4 Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat - The Avons 4 4 5 3 4 5815
    4 5 Travellin' Light - Cliff Richard 5 8 4 5 5 5400
    7 6 Snow Coach - Russ Conway 7 7 8 10 6 5050
    12 7 More And More Party Pops - Russ Conway 6 5 16 7 9 4875
    6 8 Red River Rock - Johnny and The Hurricanes 8 9 6 6 12 4790
    18 9 Jingle Bell Rock - Max Bygraves 9 11 11 8 11 4435
    11 10 Among My Souvenirs - Connie Francis 11 12 6 15 8 4400
    21 11 Johnny Staccato Theme - Elmer Bernstein 10 6 18 17 10 4220
    15 12 Some Kind-a Earthquake - Duane Eddy 12 15 9 16 7 4085
    8 13 Rawhide - Frankie Laine 13 13 9 13 13 4010
    10 14 Little White Bull - Tommy Steele 18 10 11 18 20 3520
    14 15 Teen Beat - Sandy Nelson 14= 19 20 12 14 3160
    17 16 Little Donkey - The Beverley Sisters 16 21 17 9 16 3130
    16 17 Piano Party - Winifred Atwell 14= 13 14 18 2895
    20 18 Bad Boy - Marty Wilde 19= 18 13 19 20 2805
    9 19 Put Your Head On My Shoulder - Paul Anka 17 15 15 11 2660
    13 20 Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin 20 14 20 1915
    22 21 Be My Guest - Fats Domino 19= 17 19 1770
    NEW 22 Reveille Rock - Johnny and The Hurricanes 19= 23 15 1560
    RE 23 Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat - Paul Evans and The Curls 16 900
    29 24 Heartaches By The Number - Guy Mitchell 22 675
    NEW 25 If You Were The Only Boy In The World - Stevie Marsh 24 525
    19 26 Deck Of Cards - Wink Martindale 25 450
    27 27 Living Doll - Cliff Richard 19 420
    25 28 San Miguel - Lonnie Donegan 26 375
    30 29 We Got Love - Alma Cogan 27 300
    30 29 I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Johnnie Ray 27 300
    But Not For Me - Ella Fitzgerald 29 150
    In The Mood - Ernie Fields 30 75
    23 Mr Blue - Mike Preston
    24 ('Til) I Kissed You - The Everly Brothers
    26 Little Donkey - Gracie Fields
    28 Mary's Boy Child - Nina and Frederick
    * MM did not compile a chart this week so an average position was taken of likely chart position for this non compiled week by taking a mid point position between the chart for 19th December 1959 and the chart for 2nd January 1960 for MM in order to compile the Ultimate Averaged Chart.
    ** Although the BBC compiled a chart this week it did not say how this was done. I assume it used the NME, Disc and RM chart only.

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  • MrTibbs
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    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending January 3rd 1959 NME MM DISC RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey 75 25 40 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty 1 1 1 1 4800
    2 2 Hoots Mon - Lord Rockingham's XI 2 2 2 2 4640
    3 3 Tom Dooley - Lonnie Donegan 3 4 3 3 4405
    5 4 Tea For Two Cha-Cha - The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra 4 3 4 6 4275
    4 5 Tom Dooley - The Kingston Trio 5 5 5 4 4220
    8 6 Love Makes The World Go 'Round / Mandolins In The Moonlight - Perry Como 6 7 6 5 3985
    9 7 The Day The Rains Came - Jane Morgan 7 6 7 9 3795
    6 8 It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards 8 8 8 7 3740
    7 9 High Class Baby - Cliff Richard 9 9 9 8 3580
    16 10 More Party Pops - Russ Conway 10 10 10 10 3360
    10 11 Come On Let's Go - Tommy Steele 11 11 11 11 3200
    13 12 Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You) - Ricky Nelson 12 12 12 13 2980
    12 13 More Than Ever - Malcolm Vaughan 13 13 14 12 2915
    11 14 Mary's Boy Child - Harry Belafonte 14 15 18 14 2545
    14 15 Come Prima / Volare - Marino Marini 16 19 13 16 2250
    25 16 Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me - Shirley Bassey 17 17 19 20 2010
    15 17 A Certain Smile - Johnny Mathis 15 24 15 15 1885
    20 18 The Son Of Mary - Harry Belafonte 21 19 1470
    NEW 19 Cannonball - Duane Eddy 25 17 1290
    24 20 To Know You Is To Love You - The Teddy Bears 18 20 16 1200
    NEW 21 Baby Face - Little Richard 19 16 1125
    26 22 You Always Hurt The One You Love - Connie Francis 17 1050
    RE 23 Lonnie's Skiffle Party - Lonnie Donegan 18 780
    30 24 King Creole - Elvis Presley 22 675
    NEW 25 My Ukelele - Max Bygraves 23 600
    21 26 Mr Success - Frank Sinatra 20 26 375
    27 27 Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon - Connie Francis 17 350
    28 28 Woman From Liberia - Jimmie Rodgers 27 300
    RE 29 Tulips From Amsterdam / You Need Hands - Max Bygraves 20 275
    18 30 Move It - Cliff Richard 28 225
    Mandolins In The Moonlight - Perry Como (B) 14
    19 Winter Wonderland - Johnny Mathis 29 150
    23 Real Love - Ruby Murray 30 75
    17 Bird Dog - The Everly Brothers
    22 Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You) - Jodie Sands
    29 As I Love You - Shirley Bassey
    * Disc did not compile a chart again this week. As Disc did not compile a chart for 3rd January as well as 27th December it was not possible to take a reliable average for use in the UAC as their was no chart for the previous week to compare.

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  • MrTibbs
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    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending December 27th 1958 NME MM DISC RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey 65 25 40 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty 1 1 1 1 4500
    2 2 Hoots Mon - Lord Rockingham's XI 2 2 2 2 4350
    3 3 Tom Dooley - Lonnie Donegan 3 3 2 3 4225
    4 4 Tom Dooley - The Kingston Trio 4 6 4 4 3920
    7 5 Tea For Two Cha-Cha - The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra 5 4 5 6 3905
    6 6 It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards 7 4 7 8 3735
    8 7 High Class Baby - Cliff Richard 9 9 8 5 3565
    5 8 Love Makes The World Go 'Round / Mandolins In The Moonlight - Perry Como 6 7 5 9 3530
    11 9 The Day The Rains Came - Jane Morgan 8 8 9 7 3485
    10 10 Come On Let's Go - Tommy Steele 10 10 10 11 3090
    13 11 Mary's Boy Child - Harry Belafonte 11 12 15 10 2895
    9 12 More Than Ever - Malcolm Vaughan 12 11 12 14 2795
    16 13 Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You - Ricky Nelson 13 13 14 13 2675
    14 14 Come Prima / Volare - Marino Marini 17 15 13 12 2630
    12 15 A Certain Smile - Johnny Mathis 14 14 11 15 2565
    19 16 More Party Pops - Johnny Mathis 15 18 15 16 2145
    15 17 Bird Dog - The Everly Brothers 19 19 17 20 1790
    24 18 Move It - Cliff Richard 21 17 1490
    29 19 Winter Wonderland - Johnny Mathis 16 17 910
    17 20 The Son Of Mary - Harry Belafonte 24 18 780
    29 21 Mr Success - Frank Sinatra 18 18 780
    25 22 Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You - Jodie Sands 19 720
    20 23 Real Love - Ruby Murray 20 715
    26 24 To Know Him Is To Love Him - The Teddy Bears 25 18 715
    NEW 25 Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me - Shirley Bassey 22 585
    NEW 26 You Always Hurt The One You Love - Connie Francis 23 520
    22 27 Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon - Connie Francis 28 20 470
    NEW 28 Woman From Liberia - Jimmie Rodgers 26 325
    NEW 29 As I Love You - Shirley Bassey 27 260
    18 30 King Creole - Elvis Presley 20 29 130
    Mandolins In The Moonlight - Perry Como (B) 15
    Chantilly Lace - The Big Bopper 30 65
    21 Heartbeat - Buddy Holly
    27 Fallin' - Connie Francis
    23 Cha Cha Momma Brown - Martinas and His Orchestra
    28 Susie Darlin' - Robin Luke
    * MM and Disc did not compile a chart this week so an average position was taken of likely chart position for this non compiled week by taking a mid point position between the chart for 20th December 1958 and the chart for 3rd January 1959 for MM in order to compile the Ultimate Averaged Chart. As Disc did not compile a chart for 3rd January as well as 27th December it was not possible to take a reliable average for use in the UAC.
    ** Although the BBC compiled a chart this week it did not say how this was done. I assume it used only the NME and RM chart.

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  • MrTibbs
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    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending January 4th 1958 NME MM RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 65 25 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Mary's Boy Child - Harry Belafonte 1 1 2 4440
    2 2 Ma He's Making Eyes At Me - The Johnny Otis Show 4 3 1 4255
    4 3 Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers 2 5 3 4215
    3 4 My Special Angel - Malcolm Vaughan 3 2 6 4045
    7 5 Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis 5 4 5 3925
    5 6 I Love You Baby - Paul Anka 7 6 4 3805
    9 7 Reet Petite - Jackie Wilson 6 7 7 3665
    6 8 Chicago / All The Way - Frank Sinatra 8 12 8 3350
    10 9 Alone - Petula Clark 9 8 11 3205
    13 10 Diana - Paul Anka 10 13 10 3075
    12 11 Party - Elvis Presley 12 10 12 2900
    15 12 Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Jimmie Rodgers 16 14 9 2720
    19 13 Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly 12 16 13 2690
    18 14 April Love - Pat Boone 15 20 15 2275
    20 15 Jack O' Diamonds - Lonnie Donegan 14 16 18 2260
    8 16 Let's Have A Ball - Winifred Atwell 17 19 14 2230
    11 17 Be My Girl - Jim Dale 20 9 19 1985
    30 18 Alone - The Southlanders 17 16 1810
    14 19 Remember You're Mine / There's A Goldmine In The Sky - Pat Boone 23 15 20 1580
    22 20 Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Frankie Vaughan 11 20 1575
    23 21 Oh Boy - The Crickets 24 17 1295
    16 22 He's Got The Whole World In His Hands - Laurie London 19 11 1280
    28 23 Gotta Have Something In The Bank Frank - Frankie Vaughan and The Kaye Sisters 21 20 925
    17 24 Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me - Elvis Presley 25 16 765
    RE 25 Alone - The Shepherd Sisters 22 585
    RE 26 Stardust - Billy Ward and The Dominoes 26 325
    NEW 27 Just Born - Jim Dale 20 275
    NEW 28 Shake Me I Rattle / Alone - The Kaye Sisters 27 260
    RE 29 Footprints In The Snow - Johnny Duncan and The Blue Grass Boys 28 195
    26 30 My Dixie Darling - Lonnie Donegan 29 130
    25 Keep A Knockin' - Little Richard 30 65
    21 That'll Be The Day - The Crickets
    24 Party Pops - Russ Conway
    27 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On - Jerry Lee Lewis
    29 Snowbound For Christmas - Dickie Valentine

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  • MrTibbs
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    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending December 28th 1957 NME MM RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 65 25 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Mary's Boy Child - Harry Belafonte 1 1 1 4500
    2 2 Ma He's Making Eyes At Me - The Johnny Otis Show 2 2 1 4410
    5 3 My Special Angel - Malcolm Vaughan 3 3 5 4080
    3 4 Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers 7 4 3 3915
    4 5 I Love You Baby - Paul Anka 8 5 4 3765
    8 6 Chicago / All The Way - Frank Sinatra 5 14 6 3615
    15 7 Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis 6 8 8 3580
    7 8 Let's Have A Ball - Winifred Atwell 4 14 8 3560
    9 9 Reet Petite - Jackie Wilson 10 6 8 3370
    12 10 Alone - Petula Clark 9 8 11 3205
    6 11 Be My Girl - Jim Dale 11 7 12 3040
    11 12 Party - Elvis Presley 16 10 7 2940
    16 13 Diana - Paul Anka 12 13 13 2765
    10 14 Remember You're Mine / There's A Goldmine In The Sky - Pat Boone 18 14 14 2290
    25 15 Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Jimmie Rodgers 17 17 15 2220
    13 16 He's Got The Whole World In His Hands - Laurie London 19 11 17 2120
    14 17 Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me - Elvis Presley 20 11 16 2115
    18 18 April Love - Pat Boone 13 17 2010
    24 19 Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly 21 18 19 1695
    19 20 Jack O' Diamonds - Lonnie Donegan 14 18 1430
    17 21 That'll Be The Day - The Crickets 22 20 1245
    26 22 Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Frankie Vaughan 15 1040
    NEW 23 Oh Boy - The Crickets 23 520
    26 24 Party Pops - Russ Conway 24 455
    21 25 Keep A Knockin' - Little Richard 29 20 405
    30 26 My Dixie Darling - Lonnie Donegan 25 390
    RE 27 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - Jerry Lee Lewis 26 325
    23 28 Gotta Have Something In The Bank Frank - Frankie Vaughan and The Kaye Sisters 27 260
    NEW 29 Snowbound For Christmas - Dickie Valentine 28 195
    28 30 Alone - The Southlanders 30 65
    20 Wake Up Little Susie - The King Brothers
    22 My Special Angel - Malcolm Vaughan
    28 Man On Fire / Wandering Eyes - Frankie Vaughan
    Again MM and RM did not compile a chart this week so an average position was taken of likely chart position for this non compiled week by taking a mid point position between the chart for 21st December 1957 and the chart for 4th January 1958 for both charts in order to compile the Ultimate Averaged Chart.

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  • MrTibbs
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    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending January 5th 1957 NME MM RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 65 25 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart TOP 30 Scored
    2 1 Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell 1 2 1 4475
    1 2 Just Walking In The Rain - Johnnie Ray 2 1 2 4375
    3 3 Green Door - Frankie Vaughan 3 3 3 4200
    4 4 St. Therese Of The Roses - Malcolm Vaughan 4 5 4 4025
    13 5 Singing The Blues - Tommy Steele 6 6 4 3870
    5 6 Cindy Oh Cindy - Eddie Fisher 5 4 7 3805
    6 7 True Love - Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly 7 7 7 3600
    7 8 Rip It Up - Bill Haley and His Comets 9 7 6 3530
    11 9 Hound Dog - Elvis Presley 8 10 9 3340
    10 10 A Woman In Love - Frankie Laine 10 13 11 3015
    12 11 Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley 11 17 12 2790
    8 12 My Prayer - The Platters 16 9 10 2785
    9 13 Make It A Party - Winifred Atwell 14 16 17 2320
    20 14 Rocking Through The Rye - Bill Haley and His Comets 19 13 14 2250
    15 15 Blue Moon - Elvis Presley (A) 22 11 13 2165
    24 16 Friendly Persuasion - Pat Boone 16 20 19 1970
    18 17 Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino 21 19 18 1730
    23 18 A House With Love In It - Vera Lynn 19 20 20 1715
    17 19 When Mexico Gave Up The Rumba - Mitchell Torok 12 13 1685
    19 20 Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley and His Comets 25 14 1410
    14 21 More - Jimmy Young 15 18 1365
    22 22 Two Different Worlds - Ronnie Hilton 18 12 1320
    21 23 Moonlight Gambler - Frankie Laine 13 1170
    26 24 Sing With Shand - Jimmy Shand 16 900
    27 25 Cindy Oh Cindy - Tony Brent 23 520
    16 25 Christmas Island - Dickie Valentine 23 520
    RE 27 Rudy's Rock - Bill Haley and His Comets 27 260
    RE 28 A Letter To A Soldier - Barbara Lyon 28 195
    NEW 29 Friendly Persuasion - The Four Aces 29 130
    30 30 I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine - Elvis Presley (B) 30 65
    Lonnie Donegan Showcase (LP) - Lonnie Donegan 26
    25 The Green Door - Jim Lowe
    28 Christmas And You - Dave King
    29 Join In And Sing No 3 - The Johnston Brothers

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  • MrTibbs
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    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending December 29th 1956 NME MM RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 65 20 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Just Walking In The Rain - Johnnie Ray 1 1 1 4350
    3 2 Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell 2 2 1 4265
    2 3 Green Door - Frankie Vaughan 3 3 3 4060
    4 4 St. Therese Of The Roses - Malcolm Vaughan 3 4 4 3980
    5 5 Cindy Oh Cindy - Eddie Fisher 6 4 6 3665
    8 6 True Love - Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly 5 8 7 3590
    6 7 Rip It Up - Bill Haley and His Comets 9 7 5 3470
    7 8 My Prayer - The Platters 10 6 8 3245
    11 9 Make It A Party - Winifred Atwell 7 14 14 2920
    10 10 A Woman In Love - Frankie Laine 12 11 10 2895
    9 11 Hound Dog - Elvis Presley (A) 16 8 8 2815
    12 12 Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley 11 13 12 2800
    16 13 Singing The Blues - Tommy Steele 17 10 10 2590
    13 14 More - Jimmy Young 13 16 17 2310
    15 15 Blue Moon - Elvis Presley 22 14 13 2005
    17 16 Christmas Island - Dickie Valentine 8 1495
    14 17 When Mexico Gave Up The Rumba - Mitchell Torok 15 12 1420
    30 18 Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino 25 20 20 1270
    18 19 Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley and His Comets 18 15 1220
    23 20 Rocking Through The Rye - Bill Haley and His Comets 16 16 1200
    NEW 21 Moonlight Gambler - Frankie Laine 14 1105
    20 22 Two Different Worlds - Ronnie Hilton 21 19 890
    24 23 A House With Love In It - Vera Lynn 18 845
    24 24 Friendly Persuasion - Pat Boone 19 780
    19 25 The Green Door - Jim Lowe 18 780
    RE 26 Sing With Shand - Jimmy Shand 19 720
    21 27 Cindy Oh Cindy - Tony Brent 20 715
    27 28 Christmas And You - Dave King 23 520
    NEW 29 Join In And Sing No 3 - The Johnston Brothers 24 455
    26 30 I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine - Elvis Presley (B) 26 325
    22 Love Me As Though There Were No Tomorrow - Nat King Cole 30 20 285
    29 A Letter To A Soldier - Barbara Lyon 27 260
    All Of You - Sammy Davis Jnr. 28 195
    Lonnie Donegan Showcase (LP) - Lonnie Donegan 29 130
    28 Rudy's Rock - Bill Haley and His Comets 30 65
    MM and RM did not compile a chart this week so an average position was taken of likely chart position for this non compiled week by taking a mid point position between the chart for 22nd December and the chart for 5th January 1957 for both charts in order to compile an experimental Ultimate Averaged Chart.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Here are the next 2 end of year 'bridging' charts guys for 1956 and 1957 and their following week charts.

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  • braindeadpj
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    Congratulations on the conclusion of this epic thread (with just the revised 'missing' chart weeks over the christmas period to go). Its been great following along as the charts were revealed and entering into discussions with other fellow chart fans.

    Stevie Marsh may be a re-entry for NME, but it is not for the UAC on the 26th December chart .....

    I can confirm that excluding the MM chart from the BBC chart compilation does give the reported positions.
    Last edited by braindeadpj; Thu July 7, 2022, 05:45.

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  • membranemusic
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    Mr Tibbs
    Many thanks and congratulations for a great project well presented. It has filled in many gaps in pop history.

    As for RM revised - yes please - but no hurry just yet!

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  • MrTibbs
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    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending January 7th 1956 NME RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 60 52 Points
    Week Week The Top 26 Singles Chart 20 Scored
    1 1 Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley and His Comets 1 1 2240
    4 2 Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing - The Four Aces 3 2 2068
    3 3 Meet Me On The Corner - Max Bygraves 2 5 1972
    12 4 Rock A Beatin' Boogie - Bill Haley and His Comets 5 3 1896
    2 5 Christmas Alphabet - Dickie Valentine 9 4 1604
    6 6 Twenty Tiny Fingers - The Stargazers 4 10 1592
    5 7 Let's Have A Ding Dong - Winifred Atwell 10 6 1440
    9 8 Ain't That A Shame - Pat Boone 12 7 1268
    21 9 Ballad Of Davy Crockett - Bill Hayes 13 9 1104
    7 10 Suddenly There's A Valley - Petula Clark 7 17 1048
    10 11 When You Lose The One You Love - David Whitfield and Mantovani 11 14 964
    14 12 Never Do A Tango With An Eskimo - Alma Cogan 6 20 952
    16 13 Rock Island Line - Lonnie Donegan 17 8 916
    11 14 Hawkeye - Frankie Laine 8 780
    27 15 Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford 18 11 700
    19 16 Pickin' A Chicken - Eve Boswell 20 12 528
    23 17 Someone On Your Mind - Jimmy Young 14 420
    18 18 Tina Marie - Perry Como 13 416
    25 19 Old Pianna Rag - Dickie Valentine 15 360
    8 20 Yellow Rose Of Texas - Mitch Miller 15 312
    15 21 Suddenly There's A Valley - Jo Stafford 16 300
    16 22 The Shifting Whispering Sands - Billy Vaughan 16 260
    27 23 Cloudburst - Don Lang 18 156
    24 24 Arrivederci Darling - Anne Shelton 19 120
    NEW 25 Arrivederci Darling - Edna Savage 19 104
    NEW 26 Sixteen Tons - Frankie Laine 20 52
    13 Join In And Sing Again - The Johnston Brothers
    20 Hernando's Hideaway - The Johnston Brothers
    25 Let's Get Together Again - The Big Ben Banjo Band
    29 The Bluebell Polka - Jimmy Shand
    30 Suddenly There's A Valley - Lee Lawrence
    21 The Very First Christmas Of All - Ruby Murray

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  • MrTibbs
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    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending December 31st 1955 NME RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 60 52 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart 25 Scored
    2 1 Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley and His Comets 2 1 2740
    1 2 Christmas Alphabet - Dickie Valentine 1 3 2696
    4 3 Meet Me On The Corner - Max Bygraves 3 4 2524
    3 4 Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing - The Four Aces 5 2 2508
    5 5 Let's Have A Ding Dong - Winifred Atwell 4 4 2464
    6 6 Twenty Tiny Fingers - The Stargazers 6 7 2188
    7 7 Suddenly There's A Valley - Petula Clark 8 9 1964
    9 8 Yellow Rose Of Texas - Mitch Miller 11 9 1784
    10 9 Ain't That A Shame - Pat Boone 14 6 1760
    11 10 When You Lose The One You Love - David Whitfield and Mantovani 12 11 1620
    8 11 Hawkeye - Frankie Laine 7 18 1556
    NEW 12 Rock A Beatin' Boogie - Bill Haley and His Comets 21 8 1236
    16 13 Join In And Sing Again - The Johnston Brothers 9 1020
    15 14 Never Do A Tango With An Eskimo - Alma Cogan 10 960
    14 15 Suddenly There's A Valley - Jo Stafford 13 780
    18 16 The Shifting Whispering Sands - Billy Vaughan 11 780
    NEW 16 Rock Island Line - Lonnie Donegan 11 780
    23 18 Tina Marie - Perry Como 24 14 744
    25 19 Pickin' A Chicken - Eve Boswell 25 14 684
    13 20 Hernando's Hideaway - The Johnston Brothers 15 660
    12 21 The Very First Christmas Of All - Ruby Murray 14 624
    NEW 21 The Ballad Of Davy Crockett - Bill Hayes 14 624
    26 23 Someone On Your Mind - Jimmy Young 16 600
    24 24 Arrivederci Darling - Anne Shelton 17 540
    RE 25 Let's Get Together Again - The Big Ben Banjo Band 18 480
    28 25 Old Pianna Rag - Dickie Valentine 18 480
    19 27 Cloudburst - Don Lang 18 416
    NEW 27 Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford 18 416
    27 29 Bluebell Polka - Jimmy Shand 20 360
    17 30 Suddenly There's A Valley - Lee Lawrence 22 240
    Seventeen - Boyd Bennett 23 180
    22 On With The Motley - Harry Secombe
    21 Suddenly There's A Valley - Julius La Rosa
    * RM did not compile a chart this week so an average position was taken of likely chart position for this non compiled week by taking a mid point position between the chart for 24th December and the chart for 7th January 1956 in order to compile an experimental Ultimate Averaged Chart.
    ** NME compiled a Top 25 this week

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  • MrTibbs
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    So let's take a look at the first UAC where a 'bridging' chart was compiled when a music paper did not compile a chart.

    These charts will replace the earlier charts posted here on the thread.

    The first of these was for December 31st 1955 and I will also post the chart for the following week also in all cases as the Last Week chart positions may have changed for some records.

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  • Robbie
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    Originally posted by MrTibbs View Post
    Well here it is, the very last actual chart in the journey of the UAC.

    After this the remainder of the 'bridging charts' to come to complete the set, listed in sequential order .
    A massive thanks for posting all the UAC's. It's been quite a job for you compiling all these. You deserve a rest! BUT not until you've posted the bridging charts..

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