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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.

    24KGOLDN Ft. Iann Dior and Pop Smoke both hit number one on the charts

    24KGOLDN Ft. Iann Dior and Pop Smoke both hit number one on the charts

    Daryl and James are back with their chart microscopes to forensically analyse the ups and downs and the ins and outs of this week's Top 40. A new No1 tops the charts and the guys focus on all the new entries. 33 years ago it was 1987 and that's where we go for the Retro Chart. What's special about "I Gotta A Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas? Press PLAY and find out. You can text the podcast - 07520 636818. Ask a question or tell us we're talking rubbish!
     
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    • 49 min
    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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    • 55 min
    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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    • 48 min
    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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    • 48 min
    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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