Ask Official Charts anything!

Got a question you’ve been dying to ask about the charts or your fave popstar? Now’s your chance!

Ever wondered how close it was between Blur and Oasis in the Battle of Britpop?

Desperate to know the Top 10 best-selling singles of 2007?

Going Gaga at the thought of never finding out how many songs with “bad”or “romance”in the title have hit Number 1?

Need Katy Perry’s singles’ sales, like, yesterday?!

Well, you’re in luck, because we’re here to scratch that inquisitive charty itch.

The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that got our hair did earlier this year, with a new improved definitive Official Chart archive that gives you even more info on your fave artists and the big hits you love.

Week by week chart positions for every chart single ever, peak positions, weeks on chart, dedicated hubs for every artist that has ever charted in the UK, career tallies –it’s all there (you read more about how to get the most out of our archive here).

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We’re now going to open our doors to you lot for a brand new feature – Ask Official Charts. It’s pretty simple, ask us anything you want to know about the Official Charts, the songs, the chart feats, and the stars who make it happen.

It’s time to pop the question! Ask! Us! Anything!

Send your questions to, hit us up on Facebook or talk to us on Twitter using the #AskOfficialCharts hashtag. From the weird to the wonderful, we’re looking for the pop stuff you’ve been curious to know, because we’ve most likely got the answer!

Plus if we pick yours, you’ll get your answer right here on, plus a little something extra…

Some terms-type stuff: We won’t be able to pick every question that comes in, nor can we answer them individually. By writing in/tweeting us with your question, you are giving us permission to publish it on and other outlets. If you don’t want your name to be published, please let us know when asking your question. If more than one person asks the same question, we may only credit one of those people.