‘It was part of the fabric of life’: readers on 70 years of the UK singles chart

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From the Tuesday No 1 divulge to Sunday’s Prime 20 rundown, from Blur v Oasis to the glory days of Christmas No 1s: Guardian readers share their relationship with the charts

I grew up listening to Radio 1 – especially the Sunday night charts, whose outcomes can be discussed with associates at college the subsequent day. My earliest memory is of listening to the charts with my mum in the early 70s, once I fell in love with music by the Bay City Rollers, the Osmonds, David Cassidy and Motown music in all its entirety. Now, as a Radio 2 listener, I don’t all the time know what’s prime of the charts, or all the time care, however nonetheless have a love of music and may’t go a day with out listening to it.

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