And the first official rundown is coming soon...

BBC RADIO 1 has announced it has signed a contract with the OFFICIAL CHART COMPANY to be the radio partner for the download chart.

The station plan to air the new chart from September 1, and will broadcast weekly from then on at 6pm on Wednesdays.

Controller of the station Andy Parfitt said: “As we all know, downloading is the most significant development in the music industry since the CD. We are well on track to a time when this is one of the main ways our young audience will buy their new music. It is absolutely right therefore that we should pioneer with this chart – to push forward legal downloading and tell the nation what the most popular tracks are.”

The countdown will be presented by Scott Mills. He said “Despite still finding it hard to get to grips with my iPod, I too know that downloading tracks is the way forward so I am glad that Radio 1 is going to broadcast the chart. More importantly though, I have always fancied myself as a chart presenter!”