The Gallup Top 200 -1983-1989

I have been wanting to do this book for a long time, and now, finally, I can!

This volume – my largest book yet – contains over 4,000 pages with the BMRB charts for 1980-1982, and then the complete Gallup Top 200 charts from 1983-1989, complete with panel sales. The book covers all Top 200 charts and lists the full weekly charts – including the starred out records, removed via exclusion rules, in there proper place. The book adds up the panel sales for the chart run and is, quite simply, my favourite chart book.

This book does come a little more expensive, at £15, but I think you will agree that the huge page count makes it worth it. The book is delivered as a link, as the book is over 50Mb in size, due to the huge wealth of information. Virtually all entires include full B-Side listings, label, catalogue number and duration, although of course some entries do miss this due to the inability to locate the records concerned.

Some of the data has been posted on the forum UKMix, and I am very grateful to both Robbie and of course kobyhadrian for supplying the original Top 200 data.

You can buy the book from the button below for £15

And you can view some sample pages below

Further volumes on the UK Chart story are coming, with a volume covering the Gallup Top 200 charts for 1990-1994 and the later charts to finish the decade planned for late 2024.

2 replies on “The Gallup Top 200 -1983-1989”

  1. Hi Lonnie,
    Looking at the sample I notice that Adam & the Ants managed to achieve 91 weeks on the chart in 1981. Also on the most weeks on chart section Madonna is top with 490 weeks. However she didn’t make her UK chart debut until September 1983 so would not have been able to achieve that amount of weeks between then and the end of the decade. Is this because these artists get extra weeks counted because of more than one entry on the chart on some weeks? I will be purchasing regardless!

    1. Hi Clive, the Weeks On Chart in the year counts all the positions that the artist holds, meaning that if they have two records on the chart for a week that counts as 2 weeks on chart. It’s possible to have way more weeks on chart than are chart weeks in the year.

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