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The show had various presenters over the years, including Tommy Vance, Mark Goodier, Bruno Brookes and Alan Freeman whose Pick Of The Pops was the chart show from the 1960s into the early 1970s.
From October 2007 to December 2012, Reggie Yates presented the chart show (until September 2009 with Fearne Cotton).
A computer then compiled the chart on Monday, and the BBC were informed of the Top 50 on Tuesday in time for it to be announced on Johnnie Walker's afternoon show.
The charts were also published in Record Retailer (rebranded Record & Tape Retailer in 1971 and Music Week in 1972) However, the BMRB often struggled to have the full sample of sales figures returned by post.
The 1980s also saw the introduction of the cassette single (or "cassingle") alongside the 7-inch and 12-inch record formats; in 1987, major record labels developed a common format for the compact disc single.
In May 1989, chart regulations kept Kylie Minogue's song "Hand on Your Heart" from number-one status because sales from cassette singles were not included (they were sold for £1.99 – cheaper than allowed at the time).
The sales diaries were translated into punch cards so the data could be interpreted by a computer.According to the Official Charts Company's statistics, as of 1 July 2012 1,200 singles have topped the UK singles chart.The precise number of chart-toppers is debatable due to the profusion of competing charts from the 1950s to the 1980s, but the usual list used is that endorsed by the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles and subsequently adopted by the Official UK Charts Company.A rival chart show, The Big Top 40 Show, is based on downloads and commercial radio airplay and is broadcast on 140 commercial local radio stations.According to the Official Charts Company, the official British singles chart was the New Musical Express chart from 1952 to 1960, the Record Retailer chart from 1960 to 1969 and the Official UK Singles Chart since 1969.