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British Hit Singles and Albums (Guinness 19th Edition)
The last edition was published in covering all chart hits between Two years later Virgin took over the contract from The Official Charts Company to publish the re-branded version of the book as The Virgin Book of British Hit Singles without the album charts information. The first edition of the book lists every act to have a chart hit in the UK top 75 singles chart between first quarter of the year. Unlike its predecessor it only lists the chart weeks spent in the top 40 if the single has ever charted high enough during its chart run to do so, while Guinness listed all weeks spent in the top Selected acts have a mini-biography with their entry in the book, while other sections of the book have reports on the charts, such as how they have changed due to the event of digital downloads having an effect. The main section of the book contains the Top 75 UK hit singles, which are separated into the artists; solo singers, duets, groups and bands.
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It listed all the singles and albums featured in the Top 75 pop charts in the UK. In the book became an amalgamation of two earlier Guinness publications, originally known as British Hit Singles and British Hit Albums. The publication of this amalgamation ceased in Read left the team in the mids and the other editors resigned in Chart editor for many editions was David Roberts. It listed all the singles and albums ever to have been in the UK charts since albums since , listing them in alphabetical order and by both artist and song title.
Guinness Record Book Collecting. Other Series. The first edition of the Guinness Book of Records in contained a small number of music records, including a section on composers and one on " Musical Best Sellers ". The following year, the best-sellers theme became a book series of its own with the publication of " The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles ". The first edition of what was to become a long running series of books was published in both paperback and hardback form and ran to pages; later editions were only published in paperback, with the 19th and final edition running to an impressive pages. The first three editions were subtitled, " The Guinness Book of Records Records ", showing that they were considered to be sister publications to the main books. A companion series of books, " The Guinness Book of British Hit Albums " was launched in and ran for seven editions before merging with the Hit Singles series in