Friday, 17 July 2020

Chartwatch issue 125 now available online

Issue 125 of Chartwatch is now available via

The contents of the new issue are:

Decade 2010-2019
How Big Is A Big Win?
The Best Albums of the 2010s
France Singles Chart Analysis 2019
Music Video 2019
Compilations Chart 2019
Collectacharts Morris Stoloff-Strawbs
Year by Year 1949
Oldest Song to Chart Again
Top of the Flops
UK 1st Quarter 2020

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Dave McAleer

Reader Dave McAleer needs to part with his collection of music magazines and books (and maybe some records and CDs too).

His collection consists of music trade papers and weekly music mags alongside R&B, Rock and country specialist publications that he accumulated between 1957 to 2010. The collection includes a full 50 years of Billboard and decades of Music Week, Cash Box, NME, MM, Record Mirror, Record World and similarly large sets of magazines like Blues & Soul, Country Music People, Echoes, Black Music, Dance Music Report, Hit Music and others. It also includes reference book used during the 25 + years he spent writing books and sleeve notes.

If you're interested in contacting Dave about his collection or any part of it please email us at and we'll put you in touch.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Chartwatch issue 124

Harking back to the good old days of 2019 when you could still go to gigs? CW124 contains our analysis of the 2019 UK charts. Guess who was No.1 act. Available for £1.40 from

Friday, 8 May 2020

Chartwatch long blogs

Today we introduce a new CW site, "Chartwatch Long Blogs". We will use this to publish articles about the charts that we don't think fit into the regular magazine format of Chartwatch.

The first post on the blog is "Drivetime: Top 100 Songs About Cars" by Neil. See:

The blog will be open to publish contributions from anyone, so don't hesitate to get in touch if there's something you'd like to post. Email

Saturday, 2 May 2020

More CW chart booklets now available as PDFs

We have uploaded our chart booklets (UK singles and album charts) for 1995, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010 and they are now available for £1.30 each from

Friday, 24 April 2020

Last upload: All Chartwatch back issues now available online

We have uploaded the last batch of Chartwatch back issues as PDFs: 1-6, 8 and 10. This means all Chartwatch back issues are now available for purchase online. Please see

Friday, 17 April 2020

CW11-20 now available online as PDFs

This week's upload of CW back issues as PDFs covers issues 11-12, 14-18 and 20. You can buy them for £1.00 via