U.K. Top 100 Rock Singles 1955-1993
as published in "The Ultimate Rock Encyclopedia" Michael Heatley,
Charts based on apoints system which takes in to consideration a
record's weekly top 20 position, its peak position and week in top 10
and top 20. If a record has been re-issued or re-mixed then points are
added together. If a record has been re-recorded it is counted
Take a look at the chart trivia below. This chart is based on
chart positions on the British pop singles chart.
1. ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
HALEY & THE COMETS
2. Bohemian Rhapsody
3. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
5. Everything I Do I Do it For You
7. Do They Know It's
8. Take My Breath Away
10. Let's Twist Again
11. Reet Petite
12. Young Girl
Gary Puckett & the Union Gap
13. He Ain't Heavy, He's my Brother
15. You to me are Everything
16. Space Oddity
17. All Right Now
18. Leader of the Pack
19. I Heard it Through the Grapevine
20. Crazy for You
21. Blue Monday
22. A Whiter Shade of Pale
24. She Loves You
25. I Will Always Love You
26. When a Man Loves a Woman
27. You're the One That I Want
John Travolta &
29. Unchained Melody
30. In the Air Tonight
31. Reach Out I'll Be There
32. Wonderful Land
33. Happy Xmas (The War is
34. Sugar Sugar
35. All I Have to Do is Dream/Claudette
36. It's Now or Never
37. Cathy's Clown
38. Two Tribes
Frankie Goes to Hollywood
39. Mull of Kintyre
40. I'll Be Home
1. Rock Around the Clock hit #4 in Jan. 1955, then came back at the end
of 1955 to peak at #1 for 5 weeks, then in Oct. 1956 climbed to #5,
then in early 1957 up to #24, then in April, 1968 it appeared on charts
again climbing to #20, and in 1974 it peaked at #12.
2. Bohemian Rhapsody appeard on the UK charts twice, peaking at #1 both
times in 1975 (9 weeks) and 1991 (5 weeks) both at year-end.
3. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling peaked at #1 for 2 weeks in 1965,
then went to #10 in 1969, then #3 at the end of 1990.
4. Holiday peaked at #6 in early 1984, then #2 in the summer of 1985,
then #5 in 1991.
5. Everything I Do, I Do it for You holds the records for being #1 for
the most weeks on the UK Singles chart for 16 weeks.
41. Heartbreak Hotel
42. Hey Jude
Top recording artists:
Elvis Presley had 115 Top 40 singles up to the end of 1993.
Cliff Richard had 105 Top 40 singles up to the end of 1993.