Welcome to James Masterton's Chart Watch UK
James Masterton has been talking about the British charts online for longer than most people have had internet access. Every week for over 25 years his weekly summary of the latest news from the UK charts has been essential reading for music fans across the globe.
Chart Watch UK tells you the full story behind this week's UK charts. Who is Number One and why? What are this week's biggest new entries? Why are these songs hits (or by contrast why are others 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 how the archive project is progressing 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 exclusive UK charts commentary.