BBC Radio 1 set to mark Official Singles Chart 70th anniversary with very special Official Chart Show

Jack Saunders will be joined by some very special guests as he counts down the week's top albums and songs.

BBC Radio 1 are set to mark the 70th anniversary of the Official Singles Chart with a very special edition of the Official Chart Show with Jack Saunders today. 

Over the past week, we've been marking the landmark birthday of the UK's only Official Singles Chart, which was first published on Friday November 14 1952 in the pages of NME (then known as the New Musical Express). 

The Official Chart on BBC Radio 1 has been, since 1967, the only place you can hear the full-reveal of the Official Albums Chart and Official Singles Chart live on-air before anyone else. It's become a national institution, and one of the most iconic radio shows of all time, with a roster of all-time great presenters to match.

And oh boy, don't we have a surprise for you today. What better way to celebrate our birthday than with some old friends?

Be sure to tune in to BBC Radio 1 from 4pm today to catch Jack Saunders count down the Official Chart in full...and maybe be joined some voices you may or may not (you definitely will) recognise.

Jack Saunders became the 18th Radio presenter to helm the Official Chart Show on BBC Radio 10 earlier this year, after replacing chart favourite Scott Mills, who had steered the helm for four years.

To mark 70 years of the Official Singles Chart, here at the Official Charts Company we've been very busy in a landmark week for British pop music. 

We've revealed the best-selling singles from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s, updated the Official best-selling singles of all time in the UK and for the very first time un-veiled the most-streamed songs of all time in the UK too.

It's also been a very special week for two pop titans; Lewis Capaldi and Taylor Swift. Lewis has recently become the new UK's new King of Streaming, with Someone You Loved officially overtaking Ed Sheeran's Shape of You to become the most-streamed song of all time in the UK, while Taylor's Shake It Off has become the 179th song in UK chart history to break a million copies in pure sales.

Listen to The Official Chart Show with Jack Saunders on BBC Radio 1 from 4pm today.

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