It is the most-listened to chart show in the UK with a weekly audience of 2. The show replaced The Network Chart Show , which started in September and had been broadcast on commercial radio stations in the UK. The Official Big Top 40 begins with a recap of the previous week's Top 5 songs, followed by a countdown of the 40 biggest songs from the last seven days. A recap is broadcast after every ten songs. Interviews with the artists making that particular week's chart, competitions, calls with listeners and advertisements make up the remaining airtime.
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In March it was announced that The Official Chart would move from its traditional Sunday slot to Friday afternoons from July Tom Browne took over in with Solid Gold Sixty. This consisted of two hours featuring Radio One playlist tracks which were not in the Top 20, followed by a one-hour Top 20 rundown. In April , Simon Bates took over as presenter. At first, every record was played, but as there was insufficient time to play the whole of each record, during the s some songs dropping in the chart were excluded. Tony Blackburn , who had been removed from weekday programming, hosted the show from to
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The Rolling Stone Top is a song chart that ranks popular songs from today's most popular artists. Songs are ranked by Song Units, a number that combines audio streams and song sales using a custom weighting system. The song chart does not include any passive listening, such as terrestrial or digital radio. The Rolling Stone Top Song chart is updated daily, and each week Rolling Stone finalizes and publishes an official version of the chart, covering the seven-day period ending with the previous Thursday.