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Paul Anthony Searle • 5 years ago

FFS sort this chart out! It really is a joke. A Singles chart means SINGLES only NOT album tracks or streams of album tracks. Only bona fide SINGLES should count. I like millions of other chart watchers up and down the country really have given up with this chart now. It's soooooooo non realistic it don't matter anymore. The only ones that seem to like it are those who manage to break the top 40 and NOT the 60 others who fail, largely due to the upper positions being filled with non single tracks, so naturally their singles under perform and get pushed down to the lower reaches or don't chart at all. The chart compilation is sooooooooo unfair now it no longer represents a true level playing field.

David Wainwright • 5 years ago

I quite agree. This is an abuse of the singles chart. We can no longer expect singles to be released in physical format but I do think only the sales and plays from a separate singles listing on iTunes, Spotify and any other download or streaming source, as well as the small number of physical copies sold, should be used to compile the chart.

Seb • 5 years ago

It's a fudge really, isn't it? If you stream an album track then it counts towards the album charts and the singles charts (double counting) but if you download an album in one go, it only counts towards the album chart. If you download an album one track at a time, it definitely counts towards the singles chart, but I don't know if it still counts towards the album chart! Surely, if albums are going to remain a 'thing' (which is far from certain) then the charts need to separate singles from albums in some way? Next week, I imagine the singles chart will be made up of mainly Adele and Bieber album tracks - stifling all those novelty Christmas singles which would normally be flooding in around now.

Dave Dyment • 5 years ago

I totally agree with the points you raised. The way the singles chart is constructed now stifles the chances of recognition and airplay for 'smaller' and breakthrough artists. This is chart-hijacking by one or two Mainstream artists (not necessarily their fault as they didn't write the new rules) but it's a distortion of what the majority of people want to hear. The authorities should disallow album tracks or, at least, cap the number of Album tracks permitted in Singles charts.

Pin Ball • 5 years ago

Better still, scrap singles altogether! I never even bother buying them
anymore. They have largely been rendered totally pointless and superfluous by
the way the charts have changed and evolved so much over the last 15 years
- since the 2000s at any rate. It's just meaningless. Keep the album
charts by all means, but time to put the singles charts - and singles in
general - to rest....... UNLESS of course, they are relased on VINYL ONLY,
that is, seeing as this format is now back with a vengeance (all traditional analogue formats always do, remember!) Then we can have a singles chart based JUST ON VINYL 7" or 12" just like the good old days. CD and download, and streaming, singles can pee right off!!! Record players and turntables rule! :)

Chris Brown • 5 years ago

There already is a vinyl singles chart. It's full of overpriced David Bowie re-issues.

addickted2hcharlton • 5 years ago

Yeah we used to ave great singles charts back in the70s n 80s ere are remember them days.

TheInkAndThePaper • 5 years ago

Well that's certainly a rather boring looking chart. Sigh, remember when the charts used to be exciting? Thanks a lot streaming >.<

yuval • 5 years ago

I counted 17 songs for Justin Bieber and 14 songs to One Direction This simple calculation that almost a third of the chart belonged to only two artists...

Lee Brown • 5 years ago

This isnt a singles chart its an album track chart, wot a pile of trash, and the rulesto get into the chart need sorting to reflect true singles

Tony Beards • 5 years ago

Before streaming etc entry to the singles chart was limited to tracks that had been officially released as a single. This is now an extension of the album chart and dominated by the big selling artists, there is no variety in the singles chart any more that used to make the singles chart interesting

Painmix King • 5 years ago

24 of the new or re-entries from either Justin Bieber or One Direction. Ugh!

Tony Fuerte • 5 years ago

This is a common issue with a superstar release in the States (overloading of one artist on the charts during its album's opening week). It's happened on these charts before, just never this blatantly. What are the chances of the entire Adele album charting on the Top 100 next week?

addickted2hcharlton • 5 years ago

shockin juss shockin

Painmix King • 5 years ago

Well today was the first time i've been able to listen to the Top 40 on radio since it moved to fridays, and boy am i glad that i'm not able to waste 3 hours a week on that drivel anymore

David Martin • 5 years ago

Justin Bieber's "Sorry" got the extra boost from the sales of his brand new album, so with Adele's new album coming out soon, "Hello" will return to number 1 for a fourth week.

Seb • 5 years ago

Not sure it will on the figures I've seen so far. Bieber is benefiting from double streaming of the album track (ie because the whole album is streamable, every track gets a chart boost). 25 isn't available for streaming so Hello can be streamed on its own but anybody listening to the whole album is having to download it and downloaded albums don't count towards the singles chart. Sales-wise Hello and Sorry are pretty much neck and neck but I think Sorry will edge it on streams.

I Am A Stegosaurus • 5 years ago

very true!

ged • 5 years ago

30 songs in top 100 are one direction and justin beeba dong

Mainline DnB • 5 years ago

This has officially become the most pointless chart since records began. At the very least, change the name to "The Official Randomly-Compiled Totally-Inaccurate Streaming, Physical, Downloads & Album Tracks Chart"

addickted2hcharlton • 5 years ago

Ere are even all them Xmas songs are better than all this rubbish, iss shockin juss shockin n why is Bieber takin over the charts.

Frank Griffin • 6 months ago

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE DON'T LISTEN TO ONE SONG PER ALBUM!!!!!!

coolocelot101 • 6 months ago

I can’t believe you brought me all the way here for that broken rule. :I

Frank Griffin • 7 months ago

If people only listened to one song each from Justin Bieber and One Direction, there would not be so many of their songs in the chart!

Frank Griffin • 7 months ago

For those who are moaning, do us all a favour and shut up!

Russell Mark Ansell • 4 years ago

yes i agree with all of you scrap the single charts or bring back vinyl or cd singles or even cassette singles to count as chart entries not streaming or downloading!

Painmix King • 5 years ago

There isn't a lot of difference in what songs are in both charts but i do think that the sales chart should be the main one that people look at and that Radio 1 plays. Just my thoughts!

ged • 5 years ago

Ban streamed album tracks from charts . WHAT A JOKE

ged • 5 years ago

IVE NEVER SEEN SUCH CRAP IN MY LIFE .THE WORST SINGLE CHARTS IN 40 YEARS . ONE GOOD SONG IN TOP 75 . COLDPLAY . JUSTIN BEEB , 15 songs in chart. A joke , its an under 10 chart now.

Pekka Sahlberg • 5 years ago

If somebody would please explain. Is the "SALES" chart the real sales chart of the sales of physical and downloaded tracks chart or is there a some kinda hook there too? I´m so confused. If it is not so where can I find the chart that really is the one that is (sorry I´m from Finland and I don´t have the right words) "counting" only the tracks that are either sold physically and downloaded from wherever. I used to listen to Radio Luxembourg back in the 80`s to hear what was going on in the UK charts. Not much to listen to here in Finland then and NOW. Same old s****. But if someone please explain this thing to me, so I´d be more than...well....happy.

David Wainwright • 5 years ago

Hi Pekka,

Seb is correct. If you go to the top of the Top 100 Singles you will see a little menu, just above the number one single. There's another just below the comments. It shows Singles and Top 100 highlighted in pink. If you want a chart without Audio Streams, click Sales. If you want Sales without Downloads, click Physical. If you want Physical sales in just vinyl format, click Vinyl.

Pekka Sahlberg • 5 years ago

Thank you so much! I somehow thought it would be like that but I was´t sure! I still miss listening to Radio Luxembourg with all the interruptions of white noise making it so hard to hear anything. especially during summer here in Finland it just was´t possible to listen to Radio L. Don´t know why but that´s just how it was. At he time in the beginning of the 80´s Finnish radio "stations" ( there was just 3 of them ) just played heavy music and Punk and....and through Radio L. I could get the hang of what was really going on in the music charts. Ultravox "Vienna", Visage "Fade to Gary",...well the list goes on and on and we NEVER got to hear them on Finnish radio. I´m still pissed...after like 30 years. Maybe I need some kinda treatment for my condition....Thank you anyway. Have very merry christmas here from me Pekka from Finland, the land of Santa Claus

Seb • 5 years ago

Yes, the Sales chart is the one you want. No streaming, no airplay, just people parting with their cash to buy songs.

Brian Quinn • 5 years ago

Actually two of the Bieber Top 40 Singles for this week are one featuring Halsey and another with Skrillex and Diplo. All Elvis' seven simultaneous Top 40 entries in 1957 were him only. Therefore as far as I am concerned Elvis still holds the record.

Paul Anthony Searle • 5 years ago

And .................yet another mistake!!!! ArunChupa's - 'Fired..............' single is not out until December 18th according to iTunes so please delete! Don't you guys bother to check information before you fookin post it? Obviously not! FFS get it right or give me the bloody job of updating it! Jeez!

I Am A Stegosaurus • 5 years ago

Aronchupa has a new song? Oh god.

Paul Anthony Searle • 5 years ago

If anyone from the OCC bothers to read these posts please correct your error on the NEW SINGLES RELEASES page. Anne-Marie's single is titled ' Do It Right' and not Where Do We Go which is the title of LION BABE's new release also out on 20th November

Brian Quinn • 5 years ago

Four of the Justin Bieber tracks are with featured artists.

yuval • 5 years ago

I haven't seen anything like this: "Biebrermania"

Pekka Sahlberg • 5 years ago

If Justin Bieber is represented on this singles chart with like a 100 tracks that just can´t be right. Please stop adding the streaming or whatever. It just does´t give us the real situation of what is the real seller each week. We can stream tracks as much as we like but that does´t mean that we would buy that track or download it. We just listen to it for free...