A-Z of first hits on labels

Obviously, not covering every charting record label, but here is a list of the first UK charting single of various labels.

Label Artist Title Year
Atlantic Drifters Under The Boardwalk 1964
Beggar’s Banquet The Lurkers Ain’t Got A Clue 1978
Capitol Nat King Cole Somewhere Along The Way 1952
Def Jam Oran ‘Juice’ Jones The Rain 1986
Epic Redbone Witch Queen of New Orleans 1971
Fontana Johnny Mathis Teacher Teacher 1958
Geffen Donna Summer The Wanderer 1980
Harvest Edgar Broughton Band Out Demons Out 1970
Island Roy C Shotgun Wedding 1966
Jive Tight Fit Back To The 60s 1981
Kitchenware Prefab Sprout Don’t Sing 1984
London Norman Brooks A Sky-Blue Shirt & A Rainbow Tie 1954
Mercury Crew Cuts Sh-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream) 1954
Network Rhythmatic Take Me Back 1990
One Little Indian Sugacubes Birthday 1987
Polydor Caterina Valente The Breeze & I 1955
Quest Patti Austin & James Ingram Baby, Come To Me 1983
RCA Harry Belafonte Island In The Sun 1957
Stiff Elvis Costello Watching The Detectives 1977
Tamla Motown Supremes Stop! In The Name Of Love 1965
United Artists Exciters Tell Him 1963
Vertigo Juicy Lucy Who Do You Love 1970
Warner Brothers Everly Brothers Cathy’s Clown 1960
XL Fantasy U.F.O. Fantasy 1990
Young Blood Don Fardon Belfast Boy 1970
ZTT Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax 1983

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