CHARTWATCH has been monitoring the record charts since 1981, focussing on the UK charts

Its unique chart scoring system reflects the distribution of sales on charts, giving most emphasis to high charting records

Chartwatch 133 is now available. Click here to see the cover and to order.

News Update:
Due to COVID-19 lockdown we are no longer able to produce printed copies of Chartwatch, We have decided to only produce the magazine in a PDF version in future. For subscribers of the print edition we will provide a free copy of the PDF and send out printed copies if we're able to do so. If you subscribe to the printed edition and haven't heard from usplease email to receive a PDF

Interested? Download a FREE COPY of Issue 124 of Chartwatch which includes our analysis of the 2019 UK charts

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CHARTWATCH magazine is edited and produced by two chart fanatics, John Hancock and Neil Rawlings. Neil and John met in 1980 when they were both working in Berlin and discovered their shared interest in record charts.

We have been producing the magazine since 1981, originally as a photocopied fanzine and most recently as a PDF. We have also produced chart booklets for a number of years (1961-1967 and 1983-2011), authored by our contributors David Longbottom and Tobias Zywietz. We try to keep as many back issues of CHARTWATCH as possible available - see the Buy Chartwatch link.

We welcome contributions to CHARTWATCH. We cannot pay for contributions but we do provide a recognisable venue to publish your analyses. To find out more about contributing to CHARTWATCH email

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