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Cher Breaks All Time Chart Record

With the release of ‘DJ Play a Christmas Song,’ Cher breaks England’s Official Chart records!

Effective today (12.22,) the iconic songstress becomes the first female artist to secure a Top 40 hit with new material on the Official Singles Chart throughout the course of seven consecutive decades.

The musical legend’s very first UK chart debut was Sonny & Cher’s chart-topping duet ‘I Got You Babe’ in 1965, and her debut solo single ‘All I Really Want To Do’ broke Britain’s Top 40 the same month. Cher has since gone on to chart a solo single of new material in the Top 40 in the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000, 2010s and 2020s.

Now 77 years old, the legendary singer (born Cherilyn Sarkisian,) also becomes the oldest solo female performer to secure a Top 40 on the Official Singles Chart with ‘DJ Play a Christmas Song,’ (the first single from her 27th studio album,) that jumps into the Top 20.

Prior to Cher, the Welsh singer-songwriter Shirley Bassey held the record when ‘The Living Tree’ peaked at #37 in 2007. 

Concerning Cher’s record-breaking success, Martin Talbot, Chief Executive Officer, Official Charts Company, stated “Cher cements her position as a living legend this week, notching up two spectacular landmark chart feats. With Top 40 hits now in seven consecutive decades, it’s incredible to consider that WHAM!’s Andrew Ridgeley and George Michael were barely taking their first steps when Cher was enjoying her first UK Number 1; almost 20 years before Last Christmas was released. Cher, we salute you!” 

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: David Carroll