James Masterton is one of the longest-serving music writers online, having written a weekly guide to the UK Charts since 1992. He has written for dotmusic.com, Yahoo! Music and About.com. The column now has a new permanent home at chart-watch.uk, where you can also read the complete archives dating back to the early 1990s. He has appeared on BBC and Channel 4 television as a music critic and spoken on radio stations across Europe about the latest events on the UK charts.
He is host of a weekly podcast discussing all matters relating to the British music charts. Running since 2008, it celebrated its 300th edition at the start of 2015.
He lives in Sidcup, South East London and spends his days making sports radio programmes, although he cannot tell you who won the FA Cup last year.
The full story of every UK Top 40 hit of the year. Artist by artist and song by song, the hits that defined this most memorable year in pop music. The latest reference book in the acclaimed series for chart fans of all ages - your complete guide to the hits of 2013.
The full story of every UK Top 40 hit of the year. Artist by artist and song by song, the hits that defined this most memorable year in pop music. The reference book every chart fan has been waiting for - your complete guide to the hits of 2012.