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EP Charts Statistics and Trivia

Ask almost anybody and they'll say that The Beatles dominated all the record charts in the Sixties.
Although 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 EP chart statistics - I'm certain you'll find a few surprises!


 
Most weeks on chart - total - by artist
Most number one hits - total - by artist
 
Most weeks on chart - artist - by year
Most weeks at No1 - total - by artist
 
Most consecutive weeks on chart - by title
Most consecutive weeks at No1 - by title
 
Most weeks on chart - total - by title
Most weeks at No1 - total - by title
 
Most chart hits - total - by artist
Most weeks at No1 - artist - by year
 
Most top ten hits - total - by artist
Most weeks at No1 - record label - by year
 
Most chart hits without a No1 hit - by artist
Most weeks at No1 - total - by record label
 
Most chart hits without a top ten hit - by artist
Most No1 hits - total - by record label
 
Most chart hits - total - by record label
Back to EP Chart Page


Notes on Statistics:
The first ever separate EP chart was listed by 'Record Retailer' on 10th March 1960 consisting of 10 titles and the last was on 30th November 1967 which only listed nine due to the fall in numbers of EPs being produced. Between these dates various numbers of EPs were involved in weekly listings.
For statistical purposes, if no chart was issued for a particular week the previous week's positions have been used. All statistics are calculated from the Saturday of the week in which a chart was published
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MOST WEEKS ON CHART - TOTAL - BY ARTIST
All groups or artists who had more than 100 total weeks on chart.
Each chart entry per week = 1 week to allow for simultaneous hits



 

461     THE SHADOWS

432     CLIFF RICHARD

392     THE BEATLES

366     ELVIS PRESLEY

169     NINA AND FREDERICK

166     THE SEEKERS

154     THE ROLLING STONES






   

133     MR ACKER BILK

111     MANFRED MANN

108     THE BEACH BOYS

106     THE SEARCHERS

103     FRANK IFIELD

101     ROY ORBISON








MOST WEEKS ON CHART - ARTIST - BY YEAR

 

  1960
100    CLIFF RICHARD
 
84    NINA AND FREDERICK
  70    ELVIS PRESLEY

  1962
179    THE SHADOWS
109    CLIFF RICHARD
  86    HELEN SHAPIRO

  1964
168    THE BEATLES
  70    THE ROLLING STONES
  60    PETER, PAUL AND MARY

  1966
  66    THE BEATLES
  57    MANFRED MANN
  51    THE SEEKERS

  1961
 
96    CLIFF RICHARD
  88    ELVIS PRESLEY
  79    THE SHADOWS

  1963
152    THE SHADOWS
  89    FRANK IFIELD
  79    CLIFF RICHARD

  1965
111    THE BEATLES
  71    THE ROLLING STONES
 
56    JOAN BAEZ

  1967
 
91    THE SEEKERS
 
87    THE FOUR TOPS
 
57    THE BEACH BOYS



There were no EP charts listed for 1968 or 1969









MOST CONSECUTIVE WEEKS ON CHART - BY TITLE

 

115    NINA AND FREDERICK - Nina and Frederick

  82    THE BEACH BOY HITS - The Beach Boys

 
81    SHADOWS TO THE FORE - The Shadows

 
79    PETER, PAUL AND MARY - Peter, Paul and Mary

 
76    ADAM'S HIT PARADE - Adam Faith

 
73    HITS FROM THE SEEKERS - The Seekers

 
62    THE BUTTON DOWN MIND OF BOB NEWHART - Bob Newhart

 
61    STRICTLY FOR GROWN UPS - Paddy Roberts

 
60    UNFORGETTABLE - Nat 'King' Cole

 
58    THE FOUR TOPS - The Four Tops




    








MOST WEEKS ON CHART - TOTAL - BY TITLE


 

116    SHADOWS TO THE FORE - THE SHADOWS

115    NINA AND FREDERICK - NINA AND FREDERICK

 
86    THE SHADOWS - THE SHADOWS

 
86    SOUTH PACIFIC NO. 1 - VARIOUS ARTISTS (FILM)

 
82    BEACH BOY HITS - THE BEACH BOYS

 
79    PETER, PAUL AND MARY - PETER, PAUL AND MARY

 
77    ADAM'S HIT PARADE - ADAM FAITH

 
73    HITS FROM THE SEEKERS - THE SEEKERS

 
66    STRICTLY FOR GROWN UPS - PADDY ROBERTS

 
64    TWIST AND SHOUT - THE BEATLES

 
64    THE BUTTON DOWN MIND OF BOB NEWHART - BOB NEWHART

 
64    STRICTLY ELVIS - ELVIS PRESLEY


    







MOST CHART HITS - TOTAL - BY ARTIST

Titles only - Re-entries and Re-issues are not valid

 

23    CLIFF RICHARD

19    THE SHADOWS

15    ELVIS PRESLEY

12    THE BEATLES

10    MR. ACKER BILK

 
7    NINA AND FREDERICK

 
7    THE SEARCHERS

 
7    FRANK SINATRA

 
6    FRANK IFIELD

6    MANFRED MANN

6    JIM REEVES

6    HARRY SECOMBE

5    SHIRLEY BASSEY

5    RUSS CONWAY

5    DUANE EDDY

5    GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS

5    BUDDY HOLLY

5    ROY ORBISON



    











MOST TOP TEN HITS - TOTAL - BY ARTIST


 

17    CLIFF RICHARD

13    THE SHADOWS

12    THE BEATLES

10    ELVIS PRESLEY

 
6    MANFRED MANN

 
5    MR. ACKER BILK

 
5    NINA AND FREDERICK

 
5    THE SEARCHERS

4    THE BACHELORS

4    JOAN BAEZ

4    THE HOLLIES

4    THE KINKS

4    ROY ORBISON

4    JIM REEVES

4    THE TORNADOS





    










MOST HITS WITHOUT A No1 - BY ARTIST


 

10    MR. ACKER BILK

 
7    NINA AND FREDERICK

 
7    FRANK SINATRA

 
6    JIM REEVES

 
5    SHIRLEY BASSEY

 
5    RUSS CONWAY

 
5    DUANE EDDY

 
5    GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS

 
5    BUDDY HOLLY

 
5    ROY ORBISON


    









MOST HITS WITHOUT A TOP TEN HIT - BY ARTIST


ONLY ONE ARTIST HAD MORE THAN THREE HITS WITHOUT REACHING THE TOP TEN



Johnny Mathis

The highest position reached by any of his four EP hits was 17




    








MOST CHART HITS - TOTAL - BY LABEL

 

111    COLUMBIA

  51    DECCA

  48    PYE

  34    PARLOPHONE

  31    RCA

  26    HMV

  26    LONDON

  23    PHILIPS

  22    FONTANA

  19    CAPITOL

 
18    CBS


    







MOST No1 HITS - TOTAL - BY ARTIST

 

8    THE BEATLES

4    ELVIS PRESLEY

4    CLIFF RICHARD

4    THE SHADOWS

3    MANFRED MANN

3    THE ROLLING STONES

2    THE KINKS

2    PADDY ROBERTS

2    THE SEARCHERS

2    THE SEEKERS

2    HELEN SHAPIRO


( A total of 14 other artists had one No 1 each )







MOST WEEKS AT No1 - TOTAL - BY ARTIST

 

63    THE BEATLES

59    THE SHADOWS

46    ELVIS PRESLEY

37    THE ROLLING STONES

32    THE BEACH BOYS

22    THE FOUR TOPS

21    PADDY ROBERTS

17    MANFRED MANN

13    HELEN SHAPIRO

13    THE WALKER BROTHERS

12    FRANK IFIELD

10    CLIFF RICHARD








MOST CONSECUTIVE WEEKS AT No1 - BY TITLE

 

23    SHADOWS TO THE FORE - THE SHADOWS

20    FOLLOW THAT DREAM - ELVIS PRESLEY

17    THE SHADOWS - THE SHADOWS

15    FIVE BY FIVE - THE ROLLING STONES

13    KID GALAHAD - ELVIS PRESLEY

12    STRICTLY FOR GROWN UPS - PADDY ROBERTS

11    THE ROLLING STONES - THE ROLLING STONES

11    TWIST AND SHOUT - THE BEATLES

10    THE FOUR TOPS' HITS - THE FOUR TOPS

10    I NEED YOU - THE WALKER BROTHERS

10    TWIST AND SHOUT - THE BEATLES



    








MOST WEEKS AT No1 - TOTAL - BY TITLE



 

32    BEACH BOYS' HITS - THE BEACH BOYS

28    SHADOWS TO THE FORE - THE SHADOWS

22    THE FOUR TOPS' HITS - THE FOUR TOPS

21    FIVE BY FIVE - THE ROLLING STONES

21    TWIST AND SHOUT - THE BEATLES

20    FOLLOW THAT DREAM - ELVIS PRESLEY

20    THE SHADOWS - THE SHADOWS

19    STRICTLY FOR GROWN UPS - PADDY ROBERTS

18    KID GALAHAD - ELVIS PRESLEY

14    THE ROLLING STONES - THE ROLLING STONES



    








MOST WEEKS AT No1 - ARTIST - BY YEAR

    1960

21 PADDY ROBERTS


  1962

25 ELVIS PRESLEY


  1964

29
THE ROLLING STONES


  1966

15
THE BEACH BOYS
  1961

43 THE SHADOWS


  1963

19
THE BEATLES


  1965

12
MANFRED MANN


  1967

22
THE FOUR TOPS


There were no EP charts listed for 1968 or 1969


    








MOST WEEKS AT No1 - LABEL - BY YEAR

    1960

21 DECCA


  1962

26 COLUMBIA


  
1964

31 DECCA


  
1966

15 CAPITOL
  1961

50 COLUMBIA


  
1963

19 PARLOPHONE


  1965

18 PYE


  
1967

22 TAMLA MOTOWN


There were no EP charts listed for 1968 or 1969


    








MOST WEEKS AT NO1 - TOTAL - BY LABEL


 

99    COLUMBIA

66    PARLOPHONE

64    DECCA

46    RCA

32    CAPITOL

25    PYE

22    TAMLA MOTOWN

21    HMV

13    PHILIPS

 
5    REACTION

 
1    FONTANA

 
1    LIBERTY










MOST No1 HITS - TOTAL - BY LABEL

 

13    COLUMBIA

 
9    PARLOPHONE

  7    DECCA

  6    PYE

  5    HMV

  5    RCA

  1    CAPITOL

  1    FONTANA

  1    LIBERTY

 
1    PHILIPS

 
1    REACTION

 
1    TAMLA MOTOWN



    


  
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