The singles chart in the UK began in 1952, which makes it 60 years old.

(To commemorate this, an A list of records that have sold more than a million copies has been compiled by the Official Charts Company, a total of 123 records. The top seller is Elton John’s double A-side Something About The Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind, which was released in the aftermath of the 1997 death of Diana, Princess of Wales and sold 4.9m copies in the UK.

123rd place and just scraping past the million mark, is When We Collide by X-Factor winner of two years ago Matt Cardle.

You can find the full list here.)