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    I intend to post here links to complete issue scans of Hit Music.

    Many thanks to kingofskiffle for his help in enabling this.

    Here is a list of the issues that I do NOT have:

    12 Sep 1992 - 5 Dec 1992: issues 2-11

    If you have any of these, please feel free to jump in and post!

    Meanwhile, here are the first few issues:

    5 Sep 1992 - issue 1
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/5n5bgf25nz...Music.pdf?dl=0

    19 Dec 1992 - issue 13 (thanks to @MFR)
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/q138df355e...Music.pdf?dl=0

    26 Dec 1992 - issue 14 (thanks to @MFR)
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/htysd1yuej...Music.pdf?dl=0

    17 Apr 1993 - issue 29
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/xjeudydwu9...Music.pdf?dl=0

    24 Apr 1993 - issue 30
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/2r2jzg8b5y...Music.pdf?dl=0
    Last edited by chartmark; Fri August 5, 2022, 18:59.

  • #2
    Thanks for posting this chartmark and welcome to the forum. The files are really interesting to see, so do please have a look.
    http://thechartbook.co.uk - for the latest are best chart book - By Decade!
    Now including NME, Record Mirror and Melody Maker from the UK and some Billboard charts

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    • #3
      It seems as if after many years of waiting and assuming we would by now be unlikely to ever see uncompressed Top 200 charts from 1983 to 2001 posted, they all appear at once! This will be just as intriguing to many on this forum as the thread that's posting the Gallup chart reports - I know I will appreciate poring over these as I've never seen the HitMusic charts week-by-week. A heartfelt thank you chartmark and KOS for facilitating it.

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      • #4
        Wow - thanks for this!

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        • #5
          Another five will come later today as I got sent them earlier. Not had a chance to sort as been in work today and away from the computer.
          http://thechartbook.co.uk - for the latest are best chart book - By Decade!
          Now including NME, Record Mirror and Melody Maker from the UK and some Billboard charts

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          • #6
            1 May 1993 - issue 31
            https://www.dropbox.com/s/4hd6ymvikp...Music.pdf?dl=0

            8 May 1993 - issue 32
            https://www.dropbox.com/s/3267fmeuip...Music.pdf?dl=0

            15 May 1993 - issue 33
            https://www.dropbox.com/s/fsmd1eygjz...Music.pdf?dl=0

            22 May 1993 - issue 34
            https://www.dropbox.com/s/akqtqc6cpm...Music.pdf?dl=0

            29 May 1993 - issue 35
            https://www.dropbox.com/s/dsgoovfuwz...Music.pdf?dl=0

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            • #7
              Zobbel tells us what we can expect from Hit Music as the weeks go by:

              See page 21 of this:
              http://www.zobbel.de/bdc/BDC1.pdf

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              • #8
                It's odd how some charts have vague section headings. "Hit Albums 3" instead of Compilation Albums. And what seems to be YTD charts.

                Great to see the lower reaches.

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                • #9
                  There were very few BPI awards in those days compared with today. It's that streaming effect!!

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                  • #10
                    5 June 1993 - issue 36
                    https://www.dropbox.com/s/vff88rqeec...Music.pdf?dl=0

                    12 June 1993 - issue 36 (misprint - should be 37)
                    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m5blceeugj...Music.pdf?dl=0

                    19 June 1993 - issue 38
                    https://www.dropbox.com/s/xjl3a6xvqw...Music.pdf?dl=0

                    26 June 1993 - issue 39
                    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ialnadbcvi...Music.pdf?dl=0

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                    • #11
                      Interesting that Hit Music shows BPI awards being made every week but yet the BPI website uses only the first day of the month of 1993.
                      BPI announced weekly certs from October 1997 onwards.

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                      • #12
                        When did the OCC start to use a Top 100 albums chart?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by brian05 View Post
                          When did the OCC start to use a Top 100 albums chart?
                          It wasn't compiled by the OCC back then, it was by BMRB.

                          Week ending 8th August 1981

                          https://www.officialcharts.com/chart...19810802/7502/
                          Last edited by Blondini; Wed March 23, 2022, 13:59.

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                          • #14
                            Top 100 for the OCC reverted on 14 Jan 1989 and ‘stays as such today’ if you read Music Week. The OCC website uses the Top 75 from 14 Jan 89 through 12 Feb 1994.
                            http://thechartbook.co.uk - for the latest are best chart book - By Decade!
                            Now including NME, Record Mirror and Melody Maker from the UK and some Billboard charts

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by kingofskiffle View Post
                              Top 100 for the OCC reverted on 14 Jan 1989 and ‘stays as such today’ if you read Music Week. The OCC website uses the Top 75 from 14 Jan 89 through 12 Feb 1994.
                              I think that's because Record Mirror / Music Week are the source charts for the Gallup compiled charts that the OCC uses on its website

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                              • #16
                                I wish I'd known about Hit Music at the time as I would have subscribed. When Record Mirror ceased publication in April 1991 I started to buy Music Week. I can remember the adverts for ChartsPlus but would never have been able to afford to subscribe to that. Hit Music seems to have fallen under the radar. It commenced publication in September 1992 when I was still buying Music Week but I can't recall seeing any adverts for it.

                                Spotlight Publications were foolish to close Record Mirror. It was still making a profit in April 1991 but had owners who needed to cover the expensive contract it had signed with CIN and the BBC to compile the charts. As readership was falling the owners decided to pull the plug on RM and launch the ridiculously overpriced ChartsPlus as a way of getting funds to help cover the cost of compiling the charts. It later admitted that it had made a mistake and the launch of first Hit Music and then the website Dotmusic (in June 1995) were both an attempt to appeal to former Record Mirror readers. Yet I can't recall ever hearing about Hit Music until around the time it ceased publication in May 2001.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                                  I think that's because Record Mirror / Music Week are the source charts for the Gallup compiled harts that the OCC uses on its website
                                  Yes and thats because they come from those typed by others (Graham Betts etc.)
                                  http://thechartbook.co.uk - for the latest are best chart book - By Decade!
                                  Now including NME, Record Mirror and Melody Maker from the UK and some Billboard charts

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by kingofskiffle View Post

                                    Yes and thats because they come from those typed by others (Graham Betts etc.)
                                    I think I asked this before and you answered it, but who was the main source for those pre-Millward Brown charts? Was it largely Graham Betts or was it Matt (I forget his surname) who owned the chartarchive website that the OCC made take down the charts?

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                                    • #19
                                      Wow. So Eject by Senser got to 84 in May 93. This was an amazing record - like a UK Rage Against The Machine with a dance element and a female co-vocalist. It topped the indie chart on The Chart Show and the video had 2 or 3 plays on there. For some reason i thought it peaked at 77. I don't know where i got that from. Maybe it was an educated guess?
                                      https://www.discogs.com/master/21420-Senser-Eject

                                      It built up a groundswell for them that enabled the other singles to debut higher and the album went top 4.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                                        I wish I'd known about Hit Music at the time as I would have subscribed.

                                        Yet I can't recall ever hearing about Hit Music until around the time it ceased publication in May 2001.
                                        It was advertised in the 1993 edition of the Guiness Book Of Hit Singles - the back page if memory serves, which is where I found out about it. I subscribed from September 1993.

                                        My thread on Pulse: Weekly Top 10 Albums Sales Thread
                                        http://pulsemusic.proboards.com/thre...s-sales-thread

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                                        • #21
                                          Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                                          I think I asked this before and you answered it, but who was the main source for those pre-Millward Brown charts? Was it largely Graham Betts or was it Matt (I forget his surname) who owned the chartarchive website that the OCC made take down the charts?
                                          A mixture… the modern era set come from a mix of sources. It appears to be my old and error filled data for 76-100 from 83-91 but the rest I’m unsure of location as it has random errors not present in the chart books. Or rather present in some. I’d suggest the bill comes from the typing done for the 1995 Top 40 charts book.
                                          http://thechartbook.co.uk - for the latest are best chart book - By Decade!
                                          Now including NME, Record Mirror and Melody Maker from the UK and some Billboard charts

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                                          • #22
                                            Originally posted by oldbloke View Post

                                            It was advertised in the 1993 edition of the Guiness Book Of Hit Singles - the back page if memory serves, which is where I found out about it. I subscribed from September 1993.
                                            I think that is the one with the pink cover? If so I had that one. Maybe I saw it mentioned at the time and then just forgot about it.

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                                            • #23
                                              Originally posted by chartmark View Post
                                              I intend to post here links to complete issue scans of Hit Music.

                                              Here is a list of the issues that I do NOT have:

                                              12 Dec 1992 - 10 Apr 1993: issues 12-28

                                              If you have any of these, please feel free to jump in and post!

                                              5 Sep 1992 - issue 1
                                              https://www.dropbox.com/s/5n5bgf25nz...Music.pdf?dl=0
                                              12 Dec 1992 - issue 12
                                              https://www.dropbox.com/s/9lxad5fw5f...Music.pdf?dl=0

                                              19 Dec 1992 - issue 13 (thanks to @MFR)
                                              https://www.dropbox.com/s/q138df355e...Music.pdf?dl=0

                                              26 Dec 1992 - issue 14 (thanks to @MFR)
                                              https://www.dropbox.com/s/htysd1yuej...Music.pdf?dl=0
                                              Last edited by Woz1234; Sat August 6, 2022, 11:30.

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                                              • #24
                                                2 & 9 Jan 1993 - [double] issue 15
                                                https://www.dropbox.com/s/1fdzakr4f0...Music.pdf?dl=0

                                                16 Jan 1993 - issue 15 (misprint - should be 16)
                                                https://www.dropbox.com/s/qkp85upvwx...Music.pdf?dl=0

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                                                • #25
                                                  23 Jan 1993 - issue 16 (misprint - should be 17)
                                                  https://www.dropbox.com/s/477np8mupy...Music.pdf?dl=0

                                                  30 Jan 1993 - issue 17 (misprint - should be 18)
                                                  https://www.dropbox.com/s/bfb8hs4b7o...Music.pdf?dl=0

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