Radio / The Vodafone Big Top 40

The Vodafone Big Top 40 is like the British equivalent of American Top 40 hosted by Marvin Humes of This Morning fame, broadcast every Sunday at 4pm-7pm GMTnote . It is the biggest radio programme in the UK, broadcast on at least 140 British radio channels. including Heart and Capital. The first show was broadcast on June 14, 2009 and has data taken from live iTunes downloads.

The first number one single to appear on the chart was "When Love Takes Over" featuring Kelly Rowland. The songs to achieve the most weeks on the chart are "Uptown Funk", "Love Yourself" and "Rockabye" featuring Anne Marie and Sean Paul, at seven weeks each. "7 Years", "Shape of You", "Blurred Lines" and "Somebody That I Used To Know" are not far behind, reigning as number one for six weeks.

The show starts with shortened versions of the ten most downloaded songs of the week. Then there is a countdown of the 40-11 songs until 6pm, where the live iTunes top 10 is locked and said songs play out in full, with the number 1 song announced just before the end of the show.

The official website can be found here.

Tropes relating to the chart show:

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