Good day to you all. Well that time has come to start a new thread and sadly for some, we're going back to the 80s, but also a fair slice of the 90s and some 00s in here too, enough for all. With a work rate to shame redOne, Timbaland, and David Guetta, Stock Aitken and Waterman virtually ruled the chart and the airwaves of the late 80s and very early 90s before it all fell apart. They had a connection to at least one record in the top 20 from early 88 to early 90 and were, initially, very sought after producers who were the darlings of club land from around 84-87. Two incidents altered this, firstly S/A/W’s approach to the sample on “Pump Up The Volume” alienated the music industry with its hypocrisy and secondly when they turned their hand to producing soap stars which lost them a considerable amount of “credibility”. Anyway prepare to be amazed, and not necessarily in a good way, as we count down the top 150 best selling singles to be either produced and/or written by at least one of them. In doing the research for this I am indebted to MFR, Discogs, Polyhex, Wikipedia, and You Tube, all of which helped to decide what was actually produced/ written by them and what wasn’t. Thanks also to books by Waterman/ Aitken/ and Harding. I've also included tracks which were produced at the "Hit Factory" but not by them personally (and only in the case that the main radio mix for the track was produced by them or Phil Harding/ Ian Curnow or Pete Hammond). Downloads have been allowed for although not an awful lot has sold on downloads by my estimation- make of that as you will!