Song chart France SNEP
The market for music in France is the fourth largest in the world, however there is a lack of notable and validated charts. This particular set of data for the period 1967 to 1984 was, it is claimed, collected for the "Syndicat National de l' Edition Phonographique" (SNEP) to calculate royalty payments. The data was obtained from top.france.free.fr/.
The web site publishes monthly listings of the top 15. We have collated these to provide:
There are a wide range of ways to assign scores to artists in order to work out which artists are most significant in this chart. We've split the period into 5 year chunks, used a combination of position and duration to assign a score to each song, then summed the scores for each artist over the period.
Another approach is to assign each song a score based on one divided by the year position (so number 1 is 1.0, 2 is a half and so on). If we then total each artist's songs we get a rough idea of how significant they are. Here are the top 20 artists in the SNEP charts.
There are very few titles that were hits for more than one artist. The title "Generique TV" was a hit for 5 different artists: Ulysse 31 (1981); Albator (1980); Capitaine Flam (1981); Heidi (1981); Spectreman (1982).
The peak position that songs reached in the charts.
The month in which a song first entered the SNEP chart.
When we plot the average length of a song's run for songs over the period covered it is clear that the chart changed little over the 17 years it was active.