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The good bit about the Top 40 on radio one is that of course it's just based on sales so you get a more accurate picture of what songs are doing in the shops. Obviously there isn't so much advertising either so you get a fairly uninterrupted broadcast. BUT the quality of the DJ's just do ... Read review

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Community Level 2Lauren_john

Lauren_john

Not The BEST

AdvantagesNot many

DisadvantagesBoring Dj's

"The good bit about the Top 40 on radio one is that of course it's just based on sales so you get a more accurate picture of what songs are doing in the shops. Obviously there isn't so much advertising either so you get a fairly uninterrupted broadcast. BUT the quality of the DJ's just do not compare to the one's on the Pepsi Chart, broadcast for commercial radio. Mayvbe it's because of my age but Doctor Fox is one of the best D'J's around. He is ..." Read review
23.02.2001

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Community Level 2JoeDaunt

JoeDaunt

counting down

AdvantagesThere might be songs that you really like in the chart

DisadvantagesThere might be songs you don't like!

" Every week the total number of singles sales has to be added up and then put into this brilliantly presented show by Mark Goodyear. He counts down the Top 40 singles, starting from 40 down to 1, for those of who don't know. Usually he gets straight to the point and plays each song one after another, because the show is 3 hrs long. The chart has a variaty of songs of all types but the most common type of music is pop. For other types of music ..." Read review
11.08.2001

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Community Level 2graham.m.c...

graham.m.carr

3 hours long

Advantagesruns through them regularly

Disadvantages3 hours long

"The UK Top 40 is on Sundays on Radio 1 (97 - 99 fm) from 4 pm to 7 pm so thats works out to be 3 hours long. I listen to it when I have the time but I don't usually have 3 hours to sit down and listen to the radio. The UK Top 40 is based on UK sales but not every single shop in Britain. There are about 6 shops that they take the numbers from. There's a couple in London, 1 in Glasgow I'm not sure where the rest are. So if you don't shop in those ..." Read review
24.03.2001

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Community Level 5JeffreyB

JeffreyB

THE UK TOP 40 or THE CHART SHOW

AdvantagesFree and easy to use

DisadvantagesConfused or am I

"THE CHART SHOW: RADIO 1: FM 97.6 - 99.8 MHz from 16.00 - 19.00 hrs. The UK Top 40 is called the chart show by the Times on Saturday. I might be out of my depth here but I found the show a little confusing and 3 hours is a long time to be confused. For the first 2 1/2 hours you are taken through pieces by various artists in the top 40. This is my 1st listen to the show my perception might improve with experience. I’m not too sure the tunes were ..." Read review
13.02.2005

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Community Level 4jenny_carr

jenny_carr

Great if you have the time

AdvantagesGood show, well put together.

Disadvantages3 hours long

"...night from 4pm to catch the new top 40. It lasts for 3 hours so it's a long programme to listen to but it's good as it plays each song from number 40 to number 1 with a re-count every 10 songs so if you do miss a part of the show then you can listen to that and know who's where in the chart. The presenter is good and is friendly. Radio 1 also makes the show better by putting in competitions so that keeps you listening as well. I think it's a good ..." Read review
16.02.2001

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