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THE VIRGIN BOOK OF BRITISH HIT SINGLES is a charts reference book published in October 2008. It replaces the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles solo singers, duets, groups and bands. The song titles, along with the highest UK Chart position, and number of weeks in Top 40 are included. The first edition featured this information along, with a list of all the songs in an A-Z list at the end of the book, for easy reference.

The second edition of the book, referred to as 'Volume 2', was published in 2010 and had a number of changes, including the addition of a new section listing all the UK No. 1 singles from 1952 until the book was completed in early 2010.

It also gave more information about each artist underneath their names, this information included aspects such as the lead singer, the year of birth, nationalities and a brief history or overview, not all these aspects for each artist though. This information is similar to that seen in the Guinness UK hit singles and album books.

REFERENCES

* ^ "Amazon page for VBBHS". Retrieved 2009-02-18.

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UK Music Charts

UK Singles

NUMBER ONES

* 1950s * 1960s * 1970s * 1980s * 1990s * 2000s * 2010s * Number one artists * Most number ones * Christmas * Posthumous * Scottish * Instrumental * Simultaneous UK and US * Top 10 singles (By artist )

BEST-SELLING

* 1950s * 1960s * 1970s * 1980s * 1990s * 2000s (decade) * 2010s * 1900s * 2000s (century) * All time * Yearly * Most downloaded * Most streamed * Million-sellers * Platinum singles (pre-2000) * Platinum singles (post-2000) * Most weeks on chart * One-hit wonders * Records

UK Albums

NUMBER ONES

* 1950s * 1960s * 1970s * 1980s * 1990s * 2000s * 2010s * Most number ones * Christmas * Posthumous * Simultaneous UK and US

BEST-SELLING

* 1950s * 1960s * 1970s * 1980s * 1990s * 2000s (decade) * 2010s * 2000s (century) * All time * Yearly * Most weeks on chart * One-hit wonders

Genre charts

NUMBER ONES

* Christian & Gospel * Classical (singles /albums /compilations ) * Dance (singles /albums ) * Indie (singles /albums ) * Indie Breakers (singles /albums ) * Progressive * R&B (singles /albums ) * Rock border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px">

CURRENT

* Album Downloads * Albums Streaming * Audio Streaming * Compilations * Midweeks * Record Store * Singles Downloads * UKHot40 * Vinyl Albums * Vinyl Singles * The Vodafone Big Top 40

FORMER

* 1952–1969 * 1Xtra * EPs * Fab 40 * Fresh 40 * Hit40UK * Mersey Beat * The Net 40 * The Network Chart Show * NME * Pepsi Chart * Pick of the Pops * Record Mirror * Subscription Plays * Top Pops

RELATED

* Music Week * Official Charts Company
Official Charts Company
* The Official Chart
The Official Chart
* UKChartsPlus * UK Video Charts
UK Video Charts
* The Virgin Book of British H

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