Greatest Hits Radio to count down the UK’s Official Top 200 Most-Streamed Albums from the 70s, 80s and 90s

Based on Official Charts data, the weekend-long countdown is a radio first.

Greatest Hits Radio is counting down the UK's Official Top 200 most-streamed albums from the 70s, 80s and 90s, based on Official Charts Company data.

Kicking off on Friday 26 November at 11am and running across the weekend, the station will broadcast this Official ranking of the Top 200 albums from these three decades since streaming records began. The final Top 40 will be revealed on Simon Mayo's Album Show from 1pm on Sunday 28 November.

Speaking about the chart, host Simon Mayo said, “This is set to be a fascinating insight into the albums that resonate the most with audiences today. From the Stones to Springsteen, we’ll find out which artists’ records have really stood the test of time.”

The chart coincides with the first anniversary of The Album show with Simon Mayo, which itself celebrates the biggest albums of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

You can listen to the show on Greatest Hits Radio on FM, DAB digital radio, your smart speaker, mobile device or online at

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How are they being measured as albums, when people stream songs? Will it not be distorted by albums with huge singles?
So far, in the first 70 or so, we've already many of the big studio albums you'd expect to be near the top ("True Blue", "Purple Rain") in the first ten and beaten by the Aladdin soundtrack. I think it might have been more interesting if compilations, greatest hits and soundtracks were excluded.
Will the full list be published after the countdown?