A computer then compiled the chart on Monday, and the BBC were informed of the Top 50 on Tuesday in time for it to be announced on Johnnie Walker's afternoon show.The charts were also published in Record Retailer (rebranded Record & Tape Retailer in 1971 and Music Week in 1972) However, the BMRB often struggled to have the full sample of sales figures returned by post.A rival chart show, The Vodafone Big Top 40, is based on downloads and commercial radio airplay and is broadcast on Sunday afternoons from to on 145 local commercial radio stations across the United Kingdom.

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Before the compilation of sales of records, the music market measured a song's popularity by sales of sheet music.

The idea of compiling a chart based on sales originated in the United States, where the music-trade paper Billboard compiled the first chart incorporating sales figures on 20 July 1940.

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09 February 2018 - 15 February 2018 Compiled by the Official Charts Company, the UK's biggest downloads of the week, based on sales across a seven day period.

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