The World's Music Charts
This is the most comprehensive collection of world music chart information anywhere (that we are aware of). These lists bring together 501,001 individual chart runs (most representing many weekly chart entries, of course) about the most popular 147,135 songs and 82,517 albums released since the year 1900. This site combines 230 different data sources, 138 song charts and 92 album charts from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Eire, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the US as well as some global and internet based listings to give the songs and albums that have topped the charts around the world for the last 116 years. The source data includes all the hits of 36,645 song artists and 21,991 album artists.
The site lists the top 100 songs and albums from most years, as well as every song or album that has been a hit anywhere for the top 1000 artists (including their collaborations). Every entry includes a complete list of the charts that it featured in, and a complete list of original sources is provided. There is also a complete list of the songs that were number 1 for any month from Jan 1940 to Dec 2017 in the USA, UK and a range of other countries. The site also supplies answers to the questions of who were the world's greatest song and album chart acts of all time, some informed guesses about the 300 biggest selling albums of all time and a whole host of other analysis.
There are also a number of pages here that discuss related topics such as the way that the entries are scored, the source charts, how the artist's profiles work and other frequently asked questions, such as:
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