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All the facts and figures and the amazing inside stories about the music charts brought to you each week by radio's Daryl Denham and celebrated chart expert James Masterton. If you thought you knew how the charts work you'll be surprised by Chart Watch.

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All the facts and figures and the amazing inside stories about the music charts brought to you each week by radio's Daryl Denham and celebrated chart expert James Masterton. If you thought you knew how the charts work you'll be surprised by Chart Watch.

    Doves are back at number one and is Justin Bieber the new Paul McCartney??

    Doves are back at number one and is Justin Bieber the new Paul McCartney??

    James Masterton and Daryl Denham explore the inner reaches of the music charts this week. Thrill to the new entries, gasp at the No1 and marvel at the chart facts and music trivia. Justin Bieber - could he be the new Paul McCartney? Listen to the argument. Frank Sinatra gets an honourable mention and Lewis Capaldi breaks a George Ezra record. Challenge the guys with your music question - text 07520 633 818
     
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    The Rolling Stones break a record and narrowly beat Declan McKenna to the top

    The Rolling Stones break a record and narrowly beat Declan McKenna to the top

    Counting from 1-40 backwards, radio's Daryl Denham and Music Week's James Masterton reveal the details behind this week's charts. 4 new entries and 3 re-entries on the Singles chart and we go back to 1990 for the Retro Top 5. Chart Watch is "Ammo for Pop Quiz fans". Text us 07520 633 818 if you have a question for the Music Meisters.....?
     
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    Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion hit No1 and there’s a completely new top 5 on the album chart.

    Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion hit No1 and there’s a completely new top 5 on the album chart.

    Daryl Denham and James Masterton with all the chart facts you could dream of. There's an exciting new number 1 and some interesting new entries. James details how single sales and streaming have been during the lockdown period and this will surprise you. The Retro Chart goes back 25 years and only 20 albums have ever spent a year or more in the Top 10 - so which album has spent the longest time in the Top 10? Listen and learn. Text us - 07520 633 818 and ask ANY chart question - current or historical.
     
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    BTS score their biggest UK hit and The Killers take their 6th album to No 1

    BTS score their biggest UK hit and The Killers take their 6th album to No 1

    Taking an in-depth look at the singles chart this week with 6 new entries and a re-entry, are radio's Daryl Denham and Music Week's James Masterton. The Retro Chart goes back 6 years to 2014. Vera Lynn is back on the chart - seriously - and we hear about Clean Bandit, Conan Gray, The Killers and Mabel - but not necessarily in that order. Everything you need to know about the charts and some things you really don't need to know!
     
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    Biffy Clyro at No1, Drake storms the Top 5 and Miley Cyrus is back

    Biffy Clyro at No1, Drake storms the Top 5 and Miley Cyrus is back

    Chartmeisters, James Masterton and Daryl Denham explore the chart parts that few others dare visit in their never ending quest to bring you the inner workings of the music business. Packed with insight and facts. Four new entries on this week's char and the Retro Chart goes back to 1961 - wow we've never been that far back! X-Factor is on the menu this time with several questions about X-Factor winners. We're talking Drake, Miley Cyrus, Olly Murs and Chico - Chico??
     
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    Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion set to shock and Harry Styles hits the US No.1

    Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion set to shock and Harry Styles hits the US No.1

    Analysing the latest data from The Official Chart company, radio's Daryl Denham and Music Week's chart commentator James Masterton delve into the detail of this week's Top 40 Singles. The 6 new entries of the week and the No1 are all carefully considered - but not that seriously! The Retro Chart feature takes us back to this week in 1984. Musicologists and chart aficionados can you compete with the guys on the music trivia questions? Txt the guys at 07520 633818.
     
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Great podcast. Good chat and trivia and solid overview of this weeks chart as well as one from the past. Always informative and entertaining.

Essential listening if you’re a chart fan.

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