Welcome to James Masterton's Chart Watch UK
Since 1992 James Masterton's weekly summary of the latest news from the UK charts has been an essential destination for music fans across the globe. Each week you will read the full story of what is happening in the Official UK Charts. What is Number One and why. Who the biggest new entries are from and just why songs are hits (or by contrast flopping).
Previously published on sites such as dotmusic, Yahoo! and About, the column now appears exclusively on this site.
For the first time ever the complete archive of almost two and a half decades of music writing will also be available to read. Check the History section for details of progress in putting the older works online and news of the latest material to be posted.
The archives are accessed by clicking the sidebar link in the top left. Click below for this week's detailed UK chart commentary.