Artist Profiles

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Each artist page includes a "profile" picture that provides a summary of success in the charts. The profiles show success by year for album and song charts, the albums are shown in blue above the line and the songs in green below the line. In the example above you can see that this act first had hits in the mid fifties, the darker green shows that he was one of the most successful singles acts of those years. His hits dried up in the late seventies, with just a few hit albums in the ninties and then a sudden album led success in the new millenium.

For those interested in the details the height of each bar is related to the logorithm of the artist's total score for the year. In other words if a score of 1.0 is one unit high then 10.0 would be two units and 100.0 three, so high bars represent a really significant success. The colour of the bar relates to the artist's position in the year, the top 5% of artists in a given year get the darkest colour, the other breaks are at 15% and 50%. Any year where there are few charts will therefore have smaller bars in the darker colours. Album charts only start in 1950 so artists with success before then will have little above the line.

Here are the artist profiles for the 50 artists with the most success in the 134 song charts.

Profile of The Beatles
The Beatles
Profile of Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
Profile of Madonna
Madonna
Profile of The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones
Profile of Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Profile of U2
U2
Profile of Elton John
Elton John
Profile of Bee Gees
Bee Gees
Profile of David Bowie
David Bowie
Profile of Abba
Abba
Profile of Prince
Prince
Profile of Queen
Queen
Profile of Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
Profile of Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
Profile of Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Profile of Depeche Mode
Depeche Mode
Profile of Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart
Profile of The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys
Profile of Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
Profile of The Pet Shop Boys
The Pet Shop Boys
Profile of Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
Profile of Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
Profile of Phil Collins
Phil Collins
Profile of George Michael
George Michael
Profile of Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
Profile of Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson
Profile of Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
Profile of Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
Profile of REM
REM
Profile of Roxette
Roxette
Profile of Perry Como
Perry Como
Profile of John Lennon
John Lennon
Profile of Donna Summer
Donna Summer
Profile of Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Profile of Creedence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Profile of Britney Spears
Britney Spears
Profile of Duran Duran
Duran Duran
Profile of Billy Joel
Billy Joel
Profile of Boney M
Boney M
Profile of Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
Profile of James Brown
James Brown
Profile of Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue
Profile of Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison
Profile of Wings
Wings
Profile of Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
Profile of Eminem
Eminem
Profile of Paul Whiteman
Paul Whiteman
Profile of Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
  Profile of The Who
The Who
Profile of Fats Domino
Fats Domino
 

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26 Apr 2011

donload the orginial songs by the orginal artists - where would you +find them+

eg.the top 100/40 1945,1946,...to 1990 +each year. also the top lp's each year. please answer asap thanks.

scott

This is a site listing music charts, we don't have any music files to download here. You can use our lists to identify the songs on iTunes or Amazon.