How To Find Number One Songs

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How To Find Every Number One Song

Quite often we ask ourselves questions like…

What was the number one song on…my birthday?

What was the number song when…I was born?

Well – I certainly do and since a lot of my posts revolve around Number One songs and trivia, I’d like to share the sites where this information can be found.

BobBorst

This is my favourite!

BobBorst.com is like an international version of EveryHit.com and includes UK, US and Australia stats. As well as that Bob has also set up some clever system that can produce a medley of songs based on a specific date and it will be delivered to you as a file. A fantastic present for any birthday or anniversary! I seriously advise you to check him out!

Here is my “birthday number ones” medley produced from his amazing site…

EveryHit

This is had been my personal favourite but I’ve noticed it’s not being updated any more but it still does the job for the United Kingdom. EveryHit.com is a website for fans of The British music scene from the beginning of the rock ‘n’ roll era right the way through to the present day.

It aims to inform about the world’s fastest-moving and most vibrant music industry and promote it across the planet.

The site is non-profit making. There are no sponsors and no banner advertisements.

The database is a dream come true for professionals, music fans, and anoraks alike. It enables you to answer many types of questions which have, until now, been difficult to address.

List the hits of any artist (in date, chronological or alphabetical order).

Search for song titles – or titles containing a particular word or phrase.

List all of the tracks available during a specific period of time (monthly or more).

The searches can be combined in a variety very powerful ways; easily find the 24 hits containing “love” from Jan-Jun 1990! You get the idea.

The best way to use the database is to have a play. So off you go!

For more info on the origins of everyHit, look here.

Wikipedia

Always a good source of information. The List Of UK Singles Charts Number Ones is very reliable and you can also use Wikipedia to find similar lists for other countries.

Official Charts Company

As well as keeping us up to date with the latest charts. this site has an archive for every type of UK Chart you would ever need.

Other notable mentions are:

BitterSuiteBand.com

OnlineWeb.com

UKPopCharts.co.uk

Take a look at the reviews of Every UK Number One and this page will keep updating when we find more sites. If you know of any others – please share in the comments below or tweet us @PopAndTalk

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