Academic Charts Online

brings together over a million data points including Artist, Single, Album, Label and Chart Position. The growing content listing covers popular music, jazz, world and classical with more to be added from over 228 under license.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inception dates: All data sets commence from the earliest inception date available from the authorised provider (Billboard, Official Chart Company, IFPI, Media Control, ARIA and more).

Exports: Data sets can be exported in chart format into spreadsheets, or as high quality graphs of the precise recordings and time period selected by the user.

Updates: All data updated weekly. Data for additional countries added each quarter.

USA

  • Chart listings since 1958
  • Billboard 200 Weekly album charts (Top 200 since 1985)
  • Billboard Hot 100 Weekly single charts (since 1958, Top 100 since 1985)
  • Billboard World Albums Weekly charts (Top 15 since 1999)

UK

  • Chart listings since 1952
  • UK Weekly single charts (Top 12, 20, 30, 40 50)
  • UK Weekly album charts (Top 5, 10, 20, 30, 40)
  • Official UK Weekly Top 200 singles (since 1994)
  • Official UK Weekly Top 200 albums (since 1994)
  • Official UK Weekly Top 50 classical artist albums (since 1999)
  • Official Top 40 UK weekly compilations from week 5, 1994;
  • Official Top 40 UK weekly rock and metal singles and albums
    from week 31, 1995;
  • Official Top 40 UK weekly independent singles and albums
    from week 41, 1997;
  • Official Top 40 UK weekly digital download singles and albums
    from week 35, 2004;
  • Official Top 20 UK weekly country albums and compilations
    from week 15, 1994;
  • Official UK Top 40 weekly heritage albums
    from week 5, January 2009;
  • Official UK Top 40 download only weekly Asian singles
    from week 13, 2010;
  • Official UK Top 40 weekly Scottish singles and albums
    from week 25, 1994;
  • Official UK weekly Top 30 jazz and blues compilations
    from week 5, 1994; and
  • Official UK weekly Top 20 specialist classical compilations
    from week 5, 2009
  • Official UK weekly Top 50 music videos
    from week 5, 1994

 

Switzerland

  • Media Control Single Charts since 1983
    (Top 100 since December 1999, Top 50 since December 1993, Top 30 since November 1992, Top 15 since November 1983)
  • Media Control Album Charts since 1983
    (Top 100 since December 1999, Top 50 since December 1993, Top 40 since May 1990, Top 30, since November 1983)

 

Austria

  • Media Control Single Charts since 1995
    (TOP 75 since January 2001, Top 40 since September 1995,
    Digital included 2007)
  • Media Control Album Charts since 1991
    (Top 75 since January 2001, Top 50 since September 1995,
    Top 40 since July 1991, Digital included 2007)

 

Germany

  • Media Control Single charts since 1977
    (Top 75, 100 since 1989, digital included 2004)
  • Media Control Album charts since 1978
    (Top 75, 100 since 1992, digital included 2006)

Canada

  • Billboard Top Canadian Albums (Top 100 since 1996)

 

Spain

  • Media Control Single charts since 2003
    (Top 20, 50 since 2009, digital included 2009)
  • Media Control Album charts since 2003
    (Top 100, digital included 2008)
  • Music Control Music DVD charts since 2003 (Top 20)

Australia

  • ARIA Top 50 Singles Charts
    (since 1988 – initial tranche since January 2011)
  • ARIA Top 50 Albums Charts
    (since 1988 – initial tranche since January 2011)
  • ARIA Top 20 Australian artist singles (since May 2012)
  • ARIA Top 20 Australian artist albums (since May 2012)
  • ARIA Top 20 dance singles chart (since May 2012)
  • ARIA Top 20 country albums chart (since May 2012)
  • ARIA Top 20 compilations (since May 2012)
  • ARIA Top 20 club chart (since May 2012)
  • ARIA Top 20 urban singles chart (since May 2012)
  • ARIA Top 20 urban albums chart (since May 2012)
  • ARIA Top 20 catalogue albums chart (since May 2012)
  • ARIA Top 20 Music DVD Chart (since May 2012)

Mexico

  • Nielsen Music Airplay charts (Top 100 since 1999)

 

France (coming Q4 2013)

  • Single Charts since 1996 (Top 100)
  • Album Charts since 1996 (Top 100)

 

Sweden (coming Q4 2013)

(all Top 100 initially since 1975, initial tranche since 1986)

  • Singles chart
  • Albums chart
  • Compilations chart (Samlingar) chart, DVD (Music Video) chart, Classical chart, Dance chart, Metal chart, Jazz chart,
    Hip Hop chart, Hard Rock chart, Dansband/Schlager chart, Realtones chart

 

Japan (coming Q4 2013)

  • J-Wave Radio, Hot 100 singles (1988 to present)

 

China (coming Q4 2013)

  • 997 Hit Radio Charts, International, local, Mandarin Chinese (from Jan 2012 to present)

 

Brazil (coming Q4 2013)

  • Hot 100 Songs (current and moving forwards)

 

Finland (coming Q4 2013)

  • IFPI Charts (1988 to present)

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Academic Charts Online: Music has implemented a linking programme to selected key scholarly resources from a range of the world's leading publishers. These links are embedded in the product, with permissions from the third party publishers.

This enables researchers to easily move from the chart data and analytical tools in ACO to related scholarly journals, databases and other resources. This forms a key part of the value proposition of ACO to enhance scholarly investigations, and deploy new analytical tools at the service of researchers.



Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM)
is a comprehensive bibliography of writings on music serving the global music research community. Today RILM has over 700,000 records in 214 languages from 151 countries.



Popular Music
is an international multi-disciplinary journal covering all aspects of the subject - from the formation of social group identities through popular music, to the workings of the global music industry, to how particular pieces of music are put together. The journal includes all kinds of popular music, whether rap or rai, jazz or rock, from any historical era and any geographical location. Popular Music carries articles by scholars from a large variety of disciplines and theoretical perspectives. Each issue contains substantial, authoritative and influential articles, shorter topical pieces, and reviews of a wide range of books

Journal of the Society for American Music (JSAM) is an international, peer-reviewed journal dealing with all aspects of American music and music in the Americas. JSAM is dedicated to supporting scholarship that transcends disciplinary boundaries, cutting across historical musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology, cultural theory, identity studies, and American studies. JSAM encourages international dialogue across disciplines. The journal features articles, reviews of books, recordings, and multimedia items, and explorations of special topics.



Journal of Popular Music Studies
is the journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. IASPM has been an important part of the popular music landscape since the early 1980s and serves as a forum for a range of scholarly areas and approaches to popular music. We're witnessing a period of dramatic and exciting growth in the field of popular music studies, and IASPM continues to make significant contributions to the field. The journal is also concerned with such issues as popular music's intersections with other arts, its relationships with old and new media, and its status as a field of research and critical writing.



Popular Music and Society
is a quarterly academic journal. The journal was founded in 1971 by Professor R. Serge Denisoff, who edited it until his death in 1994. Articles contained within the pages of this journal cover music of any genre, time period, or geographic location and use any methodology or approach.



Rock's Back Pages
The ultimate archive of music journalism...OVER 20,000 CLASSIC ARTICLES on artists from Aaliyah to ZZ Top, on all genres from rockabilly to hip hop, by the finest music writers of the last 50 years.

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Rock: Music, Culture, and Business by Joseph G. Schloss, Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman. View the chart histories of the artists and recordings featured in each chapter of the book in this resource provided by ACO: International Music to enhance your research.

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Rockin' In Time A Social History of Rock-and-Roll by David P. Szatmary. View the chart histories of the artists and recordings featured in each chapter of the book in this resource provided by ACO: International Music to enhance your research.

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Rockin' Out by Reebee Garofalo. View the chart histories of the artists and recordings featured in each chapter of the book in this resource provided by ACO: International Music to enhance your research.

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Rock and Roll: Its History and Stylistic Development by Joe Stuessy/Scott D. Lipscomb. View the chart histories of the artists and recordings featured in each chapter of the book in this resource provided by ACO: International Music to enhance your research.

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The Grammys are one of the world's most important music awards ceremonies. Use the resources of ACO: International Music to enhance your understanding of the importance of these recordings, and the comparison to each other across countries and cultures.

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Charts Other Scholarly Resources Music Textbooks Music Industry Awards Music Web

MusicWeb is a companion resource to Academic Charts Online. It is based on semantic indexing software which identifies relevant resources on the Internet including video, audio, related artists and biographical information. The software uses sophisticated linked data systems to bring the information together for the user in one intuitive page. It covers the full range of music artists – pop, rock, classical, jazz and world music whether their recordings entered the charts or not. It is continually updated in real time, so if a new album of an artist or composer is released or a new video appears then MusicWeb will find it and display it. Although the data is available on the Internet, it has never before been brought together with sophisticated semantic indexing tools which update relevant information in real time.

In addition to bios, videos and audio for each artist, the software provides information about relationships – displayed in boxes listing related artists, with a caption defining the type of relationship. These boxes may include bands and other artists the musician has worked with, members of bands, other bands formed in the same year, other bands from the same city and so on. Some of the relationships may appear to be uninteresting to academic users. The key point however is that these relationships are based on what Internet users are actually looking at, and as such bring back information which our semantic indexing software determines users are accessing in real time.

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