Mathematical analysis of the 2003 singles charts

Last “review of the year” type one I promise but this one is really intriguing – some graphs showing the behaviour of singles as the move up and down the US singles charts during 2003. More explanation (and the same charts for 2002) can be found here. This is particularly interesting to us Brits, as our singles charts simply don’t behave the same way – currently records are likely to enter the charts at the highest position they are ever going to achieve. I’ve been looking for UK chart data for 2003 so that I could perform similar analysis – if anyone knows where I can get it please let me know (anythingyoulike(AT)offmessage.com) – I’d be more than grateful…