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This Spotify playlist lets you listen to every No. 1 hit ever

If a single is number one we all know it means we’ve got a bonafide classic on our hands, and you can now listen to all 1,281 chart-topping tracks back-to-back.

The Official Charts Company has painstakingly put together a Spotify playlist of every number one hit for your listening pleasure.

Kicking off with Al Martino’s 1952 hit ‘Here In My Heart’ it takes more than three days to navigate the entire 78 hours and 49 minutes of tuneage that populates the playlist up to and including Ed Sheeran’s latest chart-topper.

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As you can imagine there are plenty of absolute classics here from the likes of Elvis, Elton John, Hot Chocolate, ABBA, The Specials, Blondie, East 17, Lionel Ritchie, Jamiroquai, Run D.M.C., Madonna and loads more.

The decision to compile a playlist of every number one ever is all part of Official Charts’ arrival on streaming services for the first time.

Things have come a long way since taping the chart off the radio on a Sunday night was the norm, though. Official Charts now records the most successful song of the week using sales and streaming data.

The Official Singles Chart and Official Trending Chart playlists are just two of the ways it presents that data and both of those are available on the new Official Charts page on Spotify, Deezer, Napster and Apple Music.

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