AT A GLANCE

UK Chart hits

Statistics for singles that charted in the United Kingdom between 1952 and 2016

Chart entries per year per decade

Decade Year & total number of chart hits*
1950s
1068
1952
27
1953
76
1954
84
1955
143
1956
186
1957
177
1958
182
1959
193
1960s
2836
1960
315
1961
293
1962
269
1963
266
1964
274
1965
299
1966
323
1967
279
1968
263
1969
255
1970s
3309
1970
231
1971
228
1972
264
1973
254
1974
298
1975
338
1976
346
1977
360
1978
457
1979
533
1980s
6157
1980
570
1981
550
1982
580
1983
639
1984
580
1985
582
1986
612
1987
637
1988
680
1989
727
1990s
10144
1990
816
1991
890
1992
1024
1993
1041
1994
1070
1995
1102
1996
1111
1997
1128
1998
1052
1999
910
2000s
7776
2000
846
2001
856
2002
916
2003
959
2004
984
2005
920
2006
708
2007
667
2008
487
2009
433
2010s
3391+
2010
508
2011
478
2012
466
2013
483
2014
441
2015
342
2016
300
2017
373
2018
TBD
2019
TBD
* Covering positions from 1 up to 75 in the compiled UK singles chart (Top 75 charts compiled only from 1978 onwards)

Chart entries per decade

Decade
0
1K
2K
3K
4K
5K
6K
7K
8K
9K
1950s
1068
1960s
2836
1970s
3309
1980s
6157
1990s
10,144
2000s
7776
2010s
3391+

Number #1 hits per year per decade

Decade Year & total number of #1 hits*
1950s
97
1952
1
1953
14
1954
13
1955
14
1956
13
1957
13
1958
13
1959
16
1960s
190
1960
17
1961
21
1962
12
1963
18
1964
23
1965
25
1966
20
1967
14
1968
21
1969
19
1970s
168
1970
14
1971
13
1972
17
1973
17
1974
21
1975
20
1976
16
1977
18
1978
14
1979
18
1980s
190
1980
24
1981
19
1982
21
1983
17
1984
14
1985
19
1986
20
1987
19
1988
19
1989
18
1990s
209
1990
17
1991
17
1992
12
1993
15
1994
15
1995
17
1996
25
1997
25
1998
30
1999
36
2000s
275
2000
42
2001
31
2002
30
2003
22
2004
30
2005
28
2006
24
2007
17
2008
20
2009
31
2010s
222+
2010
35
2011
32
2012
36
2013
29
2014
39
2015
26
2016
11
2017
14
2018
TBD
2019
TBD
* Double A-side singles count as one hit

New entries at #1 per year per decade

Decade Year & total number of chart hits
1950s 1952
1
1953
0
1954
0
1955
0
1956
0
1957
0
1958
1
1959
0
1960s 1960
1
1961
0
1962
1
1963
0
1964
0
1965
0
1966
0
1967
0
1968
0
1969
1
1970s 1970
0
1971
0
1972
0
1973
4
1974
0
1975
0
1976
0
1977
0
1978
0
1979
0
1980s 1980
2
1981
1
1982
2
1983
1
1984
2
1985
1
1986
0
1987
1
1988
0
1989
4
1990s 1990
0
1991
6
1992
1
1993
4
1994
4
1995
11
1996
19
1997
21
1998
27
1999
33
2000s 2000
41
2001
30
2002
30
2003
22
2004
28
2005
26
2006
9
2007
6
2008
11
2009
22
2010s 2010
25
2011
24
2012
25
2013
23
2014
33
2015
14
2016
4
2017
8
2018
TBD
2019
TBD

About this page

This page was first published in November 2017. Information on this page may change as a result of any inaccuracies identified. Key sources of information for this page include Polyhex and The Official Charts Company.

See also

Ghost Food Music: Spotify playlists of UK Chart hits year by year