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Arguably, the NME chart was still the most recognised chart, and had the advantage of widespread exposure due to its use by Radio Luxembourg.

Throughout the sixties, the various different charts vied for public recognition, leading to some historical anomalies for example, The Beatles' second single "Please Please Me" was a number one on most charts, but not in Record Retailer.

This was basically a formalisation of the previously-existing informal arrangement, and did not significantly affect compilation.

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According to the 50th Anniversary issue of Billboard, prior to the official implementation of Nielsen Sound Scan tracking in November 1991, many radio stations and retail stores removed songs from their manual reports after the associated record labels stopped promoting a particular single.The chart also spawned imitators - Record Mirror launched its own chart in 1955 and Melody Maker in 1958.The forerunner of today's official chart first appeared in the music trade publication Record Retailer (now Music Week) in 1960 as a Top 50, but was not immediately recognised as the definitive chart in the country.To add to the confusion, the chart used by the BBC on their popular shows Pick of the Pops and Top Of The Pops was actually calculated by averaging out all the others, and so didn't agree with any of them, and was prone to tied positions.It wasn't until 1969 that a truly reliable, official chart emerged, from an alliance between the BBC and Record Retailer.

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