EP Chart Artists
are listed alphabetically by the first letter of the artist's name
( excluding 'A' and 'The' ). Where a title appears to be repeated,
it is actually a different release with the same title.
Re-releases and re-entries are NOT included although they ARE in
the calculated statistics.
The year given is the year in the Sixties where the original release
first featured in the record chart (some of the 1960 entries were
released in 1959) and the position stated indicates the highest
the record achieved at ANY time on the Sixties charts.
For statistical purposes, if no chart was issued for a particular
week the previous week's positions have been used. Also, all statistics
are calculated from the Saturday of the week in which a particular
chart was published.
Chart Statistics and Trivia
Pop Chart History Melody
Maker EP Charts
A Brief EP Chart History
Maker' started to list EP 'charts' from 21st November 1959. The
first ever separate 'official' EP chart was listed by 'Record Retailer'
on 10th March 1960, consisting of 10 titles, and the last was on
30th November 1967 which only listed nine due to the fall in
numbers of EPs being produced. Prior to the EP chart listings, EP
records were listed on the singles chart, assuming sales were sufficient
On the demise of the EP chart this practice was reinstated until
February 1969 at which time EPs were no longer included.
The first 'official' EP chart listed the top 10 titles
17th March 1960
The chart list increased to include the top 15 titles
24th March 1960
The chart list increased to include the top 20 titles
The top 20 titles continued to be listed until
14th April 1966
The list was reduced to include only the top 10 titles
The top 10 titles continued to be listed until
21st September 1967
The list was reduced to the top 9 titles only
30th November 1967
The last EP chart also listed only the top 9 titles