The 231163 Diaries:
Official Singles Chart Top Ten.



Music One of the unsung features of the Official Singles Chart website is the ability look backwards through the archive to see what was in the charts at a particular point in time. On the evening Doctor Who was first broadcast, the day after the Kennedy Assassination, this is what the top ten looked like:



The poignancy of the song in the top spot is just the start of the breadth and quality of songs that were available that week.  It's an illustration of how musical eras are rarely just one thing.  The top three bands may be Merseybeat in origin, but the rest of the list features Motown, country, jazz and rock & roll.

Here's a Spotify playlist:

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