Straight In At Number 1 - The Life And Times Of The Charts

Paul Gambaccini explores the past and future of the UK and US pop charts.

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01*20081206

Paul Gambaccini investigates how musicians and the music industry have transformed, how pop charts in the UK and US have been declining and asks what is the future for the charts?

02*20081213

Paul Gambaccini asks if, in an age of viral video, downloads, plummeting CD sales and multi-million dollar live tours, it is the charts that still define the biggest music stars?