When did the UK singles chart begin?
For Britain, the modern pop era began in 1952. Not only were the first 7in singles released that year, but the first ever copy of the New Musical Express was published. And on 14 November 1952, exactly 60 years ago today, NME ran the first singles chart.
What was the UK’s first number 1 single?
Here in My Heart
Al Martino’s track “Here in My Heart” was the first single ever to top the UK Singles Chart, and the only single to reach number one during 1952.
How many hits did Tennessee Ernie Ford have?
RadiOzark produced 260 15-minute episodes of The Tennessee Ernie Show on transcription disks for national radio syndication. He released almost 50 country singles through the early 1950s, several of which made the Billboard charts.
What was the number one song on this day in 2000?
1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
What was the first ever No 1 single?
Here In My Heart
Al Martino – Here In My Heart (1952) – was also the first ever Number 1 single!
What was the first ever song in the charts?
American crooner Al Martino took the inaugural Official Singles Chart Number 1 with his track Here In My Heart.
What was the number one song on this day in 2001 UK?
UK Number Ones in 2001
|Artist||Song Title||Weeks at Number One|
|Westlife||Queen Of My Heart||1|
|Afroman||Because I Got High||3|
|Kylie Minogue||Cant Get You Out Of My Head||4|
|DJ Otzi||Hey Baby||1|
Why is it called 16 Tons?
According to Archie Green, author of Only A Miner: Studies in Recorded Coal-Mining Songs, the title refers to an old practice of initiating new miners by having them haul 16 tons, compared to the typical 8 to 10, on their first day. Ford’s version was used on the TV shows The Simpsons, Mad Men, and Chuck.