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LP Charts Statistics and Trivia

Ask almost anybody and they'll say that The Beatles dominated all the record charts in the Sixties. Although it is true that the Fab Four were phenomenally successful in terms of record sales, they didn't have it quite all their own way in the charts from other aspects. Check out these LP chart statistics - I'm certain you'll find a few surprises!

Most weeks at No1 - by label / year
Most number one hits - by artist
Most weeks at No1 - total - by label
Most top ten hits - total - by artist
Most number ones - total - by label
Most weeks on chart - artist / year
Most consecutive weeks at No1 - by title
Most weeks at No1 - total - by artist
Most consecutive weeks on chart - by title
Most weeks at No1 - artist / year
Most chart hits - total - by artist
Most total weeks at No1 - by title
Most chart hits without a top ten hit - by artist
Most total weeks on chart - by artist
Most chart hits without a No1 hit - by artist
Most total weeks on chart - by title
Most top ten hits without a No1 hit
Albums that went straight to No1

Notes on Statistics:
Some albums were issued in both stereo and mono. The chart rating treated both as the same version although they had different catalogue numbers. For statistical purposes, if no chart was issued for a particular week the previous week's positions have been used. Also, all statistics are calculated from the Saturday of the week in which the particular chart was published.

Some Miscellaneous LP Trivia and History..........


Dr. Peter Goldmark and William Bachman of the American Columbia Company developed the long playing vinylite 331/3 r.p.m. microgroove disc in the late 40s. It was announced to the press at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on Friday 26th June 1948 in both 10" and 12" formats. The machines to play them were manufactured by the Philco Radio and Television Company of Philadelphia.
In June 1950 Decca issued the first LPs on the U.K. market, made of 'GEON', a tradename form of vinylite, or 'vinyl'.

The first L.P. of any kind to sell a million copies was the original cast recording of 'My Fair Lady' issued by Philips in May 1958. The first classical music L.P. to sell a million copies was Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 1 by Van Cliburn. By 1961 it had sold 1 million and 2.5 million by the end of the decade.





And the statistics........


 




  MOST WEEKS AT No1 - LABEL - BY YEAR


1960
 47   RCA


1961 31   RCA

1962 24   RCA

1963
34   PARLOPHONE


1964 40   PARLOPHONE

1965 20   RCA

1966  31   RCA

1967 26=  PARLOPHONE / RCA

1968 20   CBS

1969 16   APPLE
MOST WEEKS AT No1 - TOTAL - BY LABEL


186    RCA

142    
PARLOPHONE

139    
CBS

139    
COLUMBIA


133    DECCA

120    APPLE

119    HMV

110    PYE

    








  MOST No1 HITS - TOTAL - BY LABEL


10    RCA

19    PARLOPHONE

18    CBS

16    COLUMBIA

15    DECCA















    
MOST CONSECUTIVE WEEKS AT No1 - BY TITLE


30    PLEASE PLEASE ME - THE BEATLES

23    
SERGEANT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND - THE BEATLES

21    
WITH THE BEATLES - THE BEATLES

21    
A HARD DAY'S NIGHT - THE BEATLES - FILM SOUNDTRACK

19
   SOUTH PACIFIC - FILM SOUNDTRACK

18
   THE SOUND OF MUSIC - FILM SOUNDTRACK

17    BLUE HAWAII - ELVIS PRESLEY - FILM SOUNDTRACK

14    SUMMER HOLIDAY - CLIFF RICHARD - FILM SOUNDTRACK

13    SOUTH PACIFIC - FILM SOUNDTRACK

12    G.I. BLUES - ELVIS PRESLEY - FILM SOUNDTRACK

12    ROLLING STONES - THE ROLLING STONES

11    ABBEY ROAD - THE BEATLES

10    
THE SOUND OF MUSIC - FILM SOUNDTRACK (achieved on 3 separate occasions!)

10    JOHN WESLEY HARDING - BOB DYLAN











MOST CONSECUTIVE WEEKS ON CHART - BY TITLE




  125    THE BLACK AND WHITE MINSTREL SHOW
         THE GEORGE MITCHELL MINSTRELS

118    
BEST OF THE BEACH BOYS - THE BEACH BOYS

 91     
GOING PLACES - HERB ALPERT AND THE TIJUANA BRASS

 87     
LIVE AT THE TALK OF THE TOWN - TOM JONES

 72
     FOUR TOPS LIVE! - THE FOUR TOPS

 67     
PLEASE PLEASE ME - THE BEATLES

 65     
BLUE HAWAII - ELVIS PRESLEY

 59     
BEST OF THE SEEKERS - THE SEEKERS


58     RELEASE ME - ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK

58     
IN DREAMS - ROY ORBISON

57     
THE SHADOWS - THE SHADOWS

57     
GREATEST HITS - THE SUPREMES

56     
GREATEST HITS - THE FOUR TOPS

52     
SERGEANT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
        THE BEATLES

51     
G.I. BLUES - ELVIS PRESLEY

50     
WITH THE BEATLES - THE BEATLES


    







   
MOST CHART HITS - TOTAL - BY ARTIST
Artists who had 5 or more original hits
( Reissues and re-entries are not included)


31    FRANK SINATRA ( plus 1 with Count Basie )

29
    ELVIS PRESLEY

24    
CLIFF RICHARD

20
    JIM REEVES

13
    THE BEACH BOYS
13    
THE BEATLES

10    
BOB DYLAN
10   
ROY ORBISON
10    
THE ROLLING STONES
10    
ANDY WILLIAMS

19    
TOM JONES
19   
JOHN MAYALL ( plus 1 with Eric Clapton )
19   
THE GEORGE MITCHELL MINSTRELS
19    
OTIS REDDING ( plus 1 with Carla Thomas )

18    
HERB ALPERT AND THE TIJUANA BRASS
18    
SHIRLEY BASSEY
18    RAY CONNIFF
1
8    BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETS
1   
BERT KAEMPFERT
1
8    JAMES LAST
18    
MANTOVANI
18    
THE SUPREMES
( plus 2 with The Temptations )
17    THE BACHELORS
17    DUANE EDDY
17    THE HOLLIES
17    THE KINKS

17    
GENE PITNEY
17    THE SHADOWS
( plus 18 credits on Cliff Richard albums )

16    MR ACKER BILK
( plus 3 with other artists )
16    THE BYRDS
16    JOHNNY CASH
16    CREAM
16    VAL DOONICAN
16    DEAN MARTIN
16    THE SEEKERS

15    
JOAN BAEZ
15   
THE BEE GEES
15    
TONY BENNETT
15   
CHUCK BERRY
15   
PETULA CLARK
15   
RUSS CONWAY
15   
DONOVAN
15   
GEORGIE FAME
15   
THE FOUR TOPS
15   
ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK
15    MANFRED MANN
15   
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
15   
THE TEMPTATIONS ( plus 1 with Diana Ross and The Supremes )
15   
BOBBY VEE ( plus 1 with The Crickets )










  MOST HITS WITHOUT A TOP TEN HIT - BY ARTIST

5    PETULA CLARK

5    THE TEMPTATIONS

4    LOUIS ARMSTRONG

4    BO DIDDLEY

3    CHET ATKINS


3    CHRIS BARBER

3    DAVID McWILLIAMS

3    MRS MILLS

3    PETER, PAUL AND MARY

3    SAM AND DAVE






    
MOST HITS WITHOUT A No1 HIT - BY ARTIST

31    FRANK SINATRA

13    THE BEACH BOYS

10    ROY ORBISON

19    JOHN MAYALL

18    HERB ALPERT AND THE TIJUANA BRASS

18    SHIRLEY BASSEY

18    BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETS

18    BERT KAEMPFERT

18    JAMES LAST

18    MANTOVANI

17    THE BACHELORS

17    DUANE EDDY

17    THE KINKS

17    GENE PITNEY








  MOST No1 HITS - TOTAL - BY ARTIST

10     THE BEATLES

15     ELVIS PRESLEY

14     BOB DYLAN

14     THE ROLLING STONES

13     THE GEORGE MITCHELL MINSTRELS

13     CLIFF RICHARD

12     THE MONKEES

12     THE SHADOWS
( plus 3 with Cliff Richard )











    
MOST TOP TEN HITS WITHOUT A No1 HIT - BY ARTIST

19     FRANK SINATRA

10     THE BEACH BOYS

16     BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETS

15     RUSS CONWAY

15     ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK

15     THE KINKS

15     MANTOVANI


14     HERB ALPERT AND THE TIJUANA BRASS

1
4     THE ANIMALS

14     JOAN BAEZ

14     JIMI HENDRIX

14     FRANK IFIELD

14     PINK FLOYD

14     THE SEARCHERS

14     THE WALKER BROTHERS










    







MOST TOP TEN HITS - TOTAL - BY ARTIST ( Re-entries and reissues are not included )


21     ELVIS PRESLEY

19     FRANK SINATRA
( plus 1 with Count Basie )

15     CLIFF RICHARD

12     THE BEATLES

10     THE BEACH BOYS
10     JIM REEVES
10     THE ROLLING STONES

19     BOB DYLAN

17     TOM JONES
71     THE SHADOWS
( plus 12 credits on Cliff Richard albums )

16     CREAM
16     BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETS
16     THE GEORGE MITCHELL MINSTRELS


    
15     RUSS CONWAY
15     VAL DOONICAN
15     ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK
15
     THE KINKS
15     MANTOVANI

14     HERB ALPERT AND THE TIJUANA BRASS
14     THE ANIMALS
14     JOAN BAEZ
14     THE FOUR TOPS
14     JIMI HENDRIX
14     THE HOLLIES
14     FRANK IFIELD
14     THE MONKEES
14     PINK FLOYD
14     THE SEARCHERS
14     THE SEEKERS
14     SCOTT WALKER
( plus 4 with The Walker Brothers )
14     THE WALKER BROTHERS

13     THE BEE GEES
13     
CHUCK BERRY
13     THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP
13     DUANE EDDY
13     THE EVERLY BROTHERS

13     FLEETWOOD MAC
13     THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS
13     JOHN MAYALL
( plus 1 with Eric Clapton )
13     THE MOODY BLUES
13     101 STRINGS
13     ROY ORBISON
13     OTIS REDDING
13     DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
13     THE SUPREMES
( plus 1 with The Temptations )
13     THE WHO
13     ANDY WILLIAMS








MOST WEEKS ON CHART - ARTIST - BY YEAR

1960

51      ELVIS PRESLEY
48      PETER SELLERS
( + 12 with The Goons )
43      CLIFF RICHARD
32      DUANE EDDY
31      THE EVERLY BROTHERS
29      BUDDY HOLLY
27      RUSS CONWAY
25      101 STRINGS
24      TONY HANCOCK
24      MARIO LANZA
24      FRANK SINATRA

The following film soundtracks also had high ratings:

53      SOUTH PACIFIC
40      GIGI
34      OKLAHOMA!
30      CAN CAN

30      THE KING AND



1961

91      ELVIS PRESLEY
72      FRANK SINATRA
63      THE GEORGE MITCHELL MINSTRELS
62      CLIFF RICHARD
52      BUDDY HOLLY
40      RAY CONNIFF
37      CHRIS BARBER AND ACKER BILK
29      ADAM FAITH
21      BOB NEWHART
20      FRANKIE LAINE


The following film soundtracks also had high ratings:

49      SOUTH PACIFIC
43      OKLAHOMA!
30      THE KING AND I
21      SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS

1962

109
     THE GEORGE MITCHELL MINSTRELS
96       ELVIS PRESLEY
59       CLIFF RICHARD
57       FRANK SINATRA
53       THE SHADOWS
48       BUDDY HOLLY
44       DOROTHY PROVINE
28       ACKER BILK
25       KARL DENVER
25       HELEN SHAPIRO



Acker Bilk charted another 24 weeks with Chris Barber and 19 with
Chris Barber and Kenny Ball. Helen Shapiro charted another 21
weeks on the film soundtrack album 'It's Trad Dad'.


The following film soundtracks also had high ratings:


52      SOUTH PACIFIC
41      WEST SIDE STORY



1963

72
      CLIFF RICHARD
66      BUDDY HOLLY
66      ELVIS PRESLEY
61      THE GEORGE MITCHELL MINSTRELS
54      THE SHADOWS
51      FRANK IFIELD
44      THE BEATLES
44      BOBBY VEE
40      FRANK SINATRA
29      CHUCK BERRY
29      JOE BROWN
29      BRENDA LEE

Frank Sinatra charted another 23 weeks with Count Basie.
Bobby Vee charted 27 weeks solo and 17 weeks with The Crickets.


The following film soundtracks also had high ratings:


52      WEST SIDE STORY
45      SOUTH PACIFIC
1964

115    JIM REEVES
104    THE BEATLES
59      ROY ORBISON
54      THE SEARCHERS
48      THE SHADOWS
44      ELVIS PRESLEY
36      THE ROLLING STONES
31      FRANK IFIELD
27      THE BACHELORS
25      THE HOLLIES

The following film soundtrack also had a high rating:

52      WEST SIDE STORY






1965

112     BOB DYLAN
80      THE BEATLES
65      THE ROLLING STONES
55      JOAN BAEZ
44      JIM REEVES
39      THE ANIMALS
32      THE KINKS
30      ELVIS PRESLEY
28      ANDY WILLIAMS
25      ROY ORBISON

The following film soundtracks also had high ratings:

50
      MARY POPPINS
41      MY FAIR LADY
38      THE SOUND OF MUSIC
31      WEST SIDE STORY


1966

95      THE BEACH BOYS
87      HERB ALPERT
81      THE BEATLES
61      FRANK SINATRA
59      BERT KAEMPFERT
53      THE WALKER BROTHERS
51      JIM REEVES
47      THE ROLLING STONES
43      THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP
33      THE KINKS

The following film soundtrack also had a high rating:

52      THE SOUND OF MUSIC




1967

101     HERB ALPERT
97      THEBEACH BOYS
80      THE MONKEES
75      TOM JONES
69      THE FOUR TOPS
58      THE BEATLES
58      THEDUBLINERS
51      JAMES LAST
50      JIM REEVES
47      GENO WASHINGTON AND THE RAM JAM BAND

The following film soundtracks also had high ratings:

52      DOCTOR ZHIVAGO
52      THE SOUND OF MUSIC


1968

135
     TOM JONES
121     OTIS REDDING
116     THE BEACH BOYS
103     THE FOUR TOPS
74      ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK
73      SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
70      DIANA ROSS AND THE SUPREMES
54      HERB ALPERT
50      CREAM
50      THE SEEKERS

The following film soundtrack also had a high rating:

52      THE SOUND OF MUSIC



    

1969

66      
THE SEEKERS
63      SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
57      CREAM
46      TOM JONES
41      THE BEATLES
40      BOB DYLAN
39      ELVIS PRESLEY
32      JETHRO TULL
32      LED ZEPPELIN
32      THE MOODY BLUES

The following film soundtracks also had high ratings:

52      THE SOUND OF MUSIC
45      OLIVER





  MOST WEEKS AT No1 - TOTAL - BY ARTIST


154     THE BEATLES

70
      CAST FROM THE FILM 'THE SOUND OF MUSIC'

55
      CAST FROM THE FILM 'SOUTH PACIFIC'

48
      ELVIS PRESLEY

31      THE ROLLING STONES

21
      CLIFF RICHARD

20
      BOB DYLAN

19
      THE GEORGE MITCHELL MINSTRELS

13      BROADWAY STAGE CAST OF 'WEST SIDE STORY'

12      THE SHADOWS
( plus another 21 weeks with Cliff Richard )

MOST WEEKS AT No1 - ARTIST - BY YEAR


1960      46      'SOUTH PACIFIC' FILM CAST

1961      22      ELVIS PRESLEY

1962      24      ELVIS PRESLEY

1963      34      THE BEATLES

1964
      40      THE BEATLES

1965      20      'THE SOUND OF MUSIC' FILM CAST

1966      31      'THE SOUND OF MUSIC' FILM CAST

1967      26      THE BEATLES

1968      13      BOB DYLAN


1969      16      THE BEATLES



    











MOST WEEKS AT No1 - TOTAL - BY TITLE


70      SOUND OF MUSIC - FILM SOUNDTRACK

55      SOUTH PACIFIC - FILM SOUNDTRACK

30      PLEASE PLEASE ME - THE BEATLES

27      SERGEANT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND - THE BEATLES

22      G.I. BLUES - ELVIS PRESLEY

21      WITH THE BEATLES - THE BEATLES

21      A HARD DAY'S NIGHT - THE BEATLES

18      BLUE HAWAII - ELVIS PRESLEY

14      SUMMER HOLIDAY - CLIFF RICHARD

13      WEST SIDE STORY - BROADWAY STAGE CAST

13      JOHN WESLEY HARDING - BOB DYLAN

12      ABBEY ROAD - THE BEATLES

12      ROLLING STONES - THE ROLLING STONES

11      BEATLES FOR SALE - BEATLES

10      THE ROLLING STONES No 2 - ROLLING STONES
    






MOST WEEKS ON CHART - TOTAL - BY ARTIST
All artists who spent 50 or more weeks in the charts. Two or more may have been credited in the same week in the case of simultaneous hits.
For example, see 'First Chart Of The Sixties' where Russ Conway had 3 concurrent entries, therefore being credited with 3 'chart weeks'.


462      ELVIS PRESLEY
435      THE BEATLES
340      FRANK SINATRA
( plus another 23 with Count Basie )
338      THE BEACH BOYS
337      CLIFF RICHARD
289      JIM REEVES
278      THE GEORGE MITCHELL MINSTRELS
263      BOB DYLAN
262      TOM JONES
259      BUDDY HOLLY
254      HERB ALPERT AND THE TIJUANA BRASS
225      THE ROLLING STONES
221      THE SHADOWS
( plus another 305 weeks credited on some Cliff Richard albums )
203      THE SEEKERS
192      OTIS REDDING
( plus another 17 weeks with Carla Thomas )
186      THE FOUR TOPS
142      SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
138      ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK
133      SUPREMES
( plus another 25 weeks with Diana Ross and The Temptations )

131      CREAM
119      VAL DOONICAN
119      ROY ORBISON
114      ANDY WILLIAMS
107      THE KINKS
98        THE BACHELORS
98        THE HOLLIES
95        BERT KAEMPFERT


    
93        THE WALKER BROTHERS
91        THE MONKEES
87        JOAN BAEZ
87        THE SEARCHERS
86        JIMI HENDRIX
( plus another 2 weeks with Curtis Knight )

83        THE ANIMALS
83        FRANK IFIELD
82        JOHN MAYALL
( plus another 17 weeks with Eric Clapton )

79        DUANE EDDY
78        THE DUBLINERS
78        DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
77        RAY CONNIFF
72        GEORGIE FAME
70        MANTOVANI
68        THE BEE GEES
67        JAMES LAST
66        THE SMALL FACES
65        THE TEMPTATIONS
( plus another 25 weeks with Diana Ross and The Supremes )
61        CHRIS BARBER AND ACKER BILK*

61        FLEETWOOD MAC
60        THE MOODY BLUES
59        TONY BENNETT
58        MANFRED MANN
57        DONOVAN
51        JOHNNY CASH
51        GENE PITNEY
51        GENO WASHINGTON AND THE RAM JAM BAND

* ( Chris Barber has another 27 weeks solo and with Kenny Ball and Acker Bilk ) ( Acker Bilk has another 72 weeks solo and with various collaborations )






MOST WEEKS ON CHART - TOTAL - BY TITLE ( Plus number of 'runs' in the chart )


142      THE BLACK AND WHITE MINSTREL SHOW
                THE GEORGE MITCHELL MINSTRELS
(5)

137      THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY - BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETS
(15)

125      BEST OF THE BEACH BOYS - THE BEACH BOYS
(5)

119      GOING PLACES - HERB ALPERT AND THE TIJUANA BRASS
(5)

89        LIVE AT THE TALK OF THE TOWN - TOM JONES
(3)

75        OTIS BLUE - OTIS REDDING
(4)

72        FOUR TOPS LIVE! - THE FOUR TOPS
(1)

70        PLEASE PLEASE ME - THE BEATLES
(4)

67        COME THE DAY - THE SEEKERS
(2)

65        BLUE HAWAII - ELVIS PRESLEY
(1)

64        ANOTHER BLACK AND WHITE MINSTREL SHOW
            THE GEORGE MITCHELL MINSTRELS
(6)


    
60        GREATEST HITS - THE SUPREMES (2)

59        BEST OF THE SEEKERS - THE SEEKERS
(1)

58        RELEASE ME - ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK
(1)

58        IN DREAMS - ROY ORBISON
(1)

57        THE SHADOWS - THE SHADOWS
(1)

56        GREATEST HITS - THE FOUR TOPS
(1)

55        G.I. BLUES - ELVIS PRESLEY
(3)

53        SERGEANT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
            THE BEATLES
(2)

51        WITH THE BEATLES - THE BEATLES
(2)

51        THE ROLLING STONES - THE ROLLING STONES
(3)

51        GREATEST HITS - BOB DYLAN
(5)







ALBUMS THAT WENT STRAIGHT INTO THE CHART AT No1



August 14, 1965
HELP! - THE BEATLES

August 13, 1966
REVOLVER - THE BEATLES

December 7, 1968
THE BEATLES - THE BEATLES

March 8, 1969
THE FOUR AND ONLY SEEKERS - THE SEEKERS

March 15, 1969
GOODBYE - CREAM
June 21, 1969
HIS ORCHESTRA, HIS CHORUS, HIS SINGERS, HIS SOUND - RAY CONNIFF

August 9, 1969
STAND UP - JETHRO TULL

September 20, 1969

BLIND FAITH - BLIND FAITH

October 4, 1969
ABBEY ROAD - THE BEATLES

December 20, 1969
LET IT BLEED - THE ROLLING STONES



    




  
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