It’s fairly natural that the top songs make it to the highest ringtones charts. As all the time, the music therein is a proper lucky bag of randomness – the intense bands are away doing albums, so the void is full of a great deal of songs that never even get a sniff of the High 30, a folky Sixtiesness that refuses to go away, and tons and tons of the purest pop.
Most music fans had some extent at which the charts ceased to be a key reference level for music – mine was round 2002 – but for the reason that demise of Prime of the Pops in 2006 and the introduction of streaming, there have been fewer and fewer reasons for anybody to jump on within the first place.
One other consequence of the chart guidelines (that was anticipated but has not materialised) is that within the occasion of a brand new album launch by a well known artist, all (or most) of its tracks could appear on the singles chart as a consequence of consumers downloading individual songs relatively than the complete album.
Al Needham is joined by Simon Worth and David Stubbs to discuss all of this, as well as rubbish funeral songs, supporting a football staff that looks like your favorite mug, BBC Families v ITV Families, believing that pop songs are literally information bulletins, and the Celtic ritual of Crisp Sacrifice.
In 2005, Wes Butters offered his last UK Prime forty present, concluding his tenure at Radio 1. The chart show was then rebranded for the chart week ending 16 April, and the primary singles chart combining bodily-release gross sales with legal downloads started.