No 1! Magazine

Search in UK
Music Section

   UK music fan magazine beginning in 1983 through 1992

No 1! was published weekly and ran from 7 May 1983 to February 1992. It was intended as direct competition to Smash Hits, which was at its peak at the time.[1] Although No. 1 contained fewer pages and less color (at a similar price), the magazine claimed "our strength is our weekliness". One of the most popular aspects was that it published the singles and albums charts every week (obviously not possible for the fortnightly Smash Hits). As the magazine was an IPC publication, it initially used the Top 75 singles & albums from its sister title, the NME (less a pop magazine more a 'rock-press inkie'). However, in 1985 it started publishing the MRIB (Media Research Information Bureau) Network Chart, as used for Independent Local Radio's Sunday chart show. From October 1990, the CIN (Gallup) Top 75 Chart was used as BBC Magazines took over the publishing of the now re-branded Number One from IPC Magazines and wanted to feature the same chart as was used on Radio 1's Sunday Top 40 show. When Number One came to an end in 1992, it was incorporated into the BBC's Fast Forward. The magazine's demise went unannounced - the final issue carried details of the features and interviews that would appear in the next issue, but remained unpublished.
(Description courtesy of
Number One
No 1!
1980's   1983 1984
    May 7
May 14
May 21
May 28
Jun 4
Jun 11
Jun 18
Jun 25
Jul 2
Jul 9
Jul 16
Jul 23
Jul 30
Aug 6
Aug 13
Aug 20
Aug 27
Sep 3
Sep 10
Sep 17
Sep 24
Oct 1
Oct 8
Oct 15
Oct 22
Oct 29
  1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990's 1990 1991 1992