The Canada CHUM song chart
Song chart Canada CHUM
CHUM are radio station in Toronto, they produced a weekly chart from 1957 until 1986 and listed the charts at //www.1050chum.com/.
We would rather use the "Records, Promotion, Music" (RPM) chart, which were national rather than this local one. However those charts are not available in a usable form (raster scans of the RPM weekly charts are at //www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/index- e.html.
The attributes we use from this data are:
There are a wide range of ways to assign scores to artists in order to work out which artists are most significant. Here is one listing, of the top five artists of each decade within the CHUM chart. This has been calculated using a score that combines the position and the number of weeks in the charts.
If we want to compare artists across the years we need to remove the systematic bias that comes from the different chart sizes for different eras. We can do that by first ording all the songs by success within a given year and then using this order to define a score (for example assigning 1.0 to the number 1 song, 0.5 to the number 2 and so on).
A number of song titles have been hits for more than one artist. Here are the twenty titles that have spent the most weeks in the CHUM charts.
The peak position that songs reached in the CHUM charts.
The month in which a song first entered the CHUM chart.
The number of weeks that the average song spends in the CHUM chart has changed quite dramatically over the years. We have no good idea why this should be.
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Previous Comments (newest first)
14 Aug 2018
Barryhit has Canada RPM chart archive
2 May 2018
About Canadian charts
Thanks for your jobs.
First of all ,CHUM charts is not official and not so reasonable.
The way Canadian music charts(CHUM) works here is not fair to songs from 1987-1989. It might be better if you use this chart before 1970 (Due to we lack charts before 1970) and after 1970 use number 1 records and year end charts from https://musiccanada.wordpress.com/charts/ BTW why don't you use JUNO and ARIA music award? They are official and two of the biggest music awards before.
Where can I find complete Canadian RPM charts?
We'll incorporate the year end charts, but the CHUM charts are the best source of data for Canada in the 1960s.
The source of the RPM charts is described on the "Song Charts" page
29 Jan 2016
The site 1050chum.com now takes you to TSN Sports radio. CHUM no longer existsas a music station and the TSN site makes no mention of any music or related charts