David Bowie’s No Plan – the nation’s No 1, in a single chart.The three charts I’ve simply looked at and the official singles chart (where Ed Sheeran nonetheless has 9 of the highest 10) all paint totally different footage of British musical style. None are perfect; every are skewed of their different ways. Even should you ignore bodily sales, and look only at downloads, then the straightforward incontrovertible fact that music is being sold creates a markedly different list to the official singles chart. Yes, Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You and Galway Girl are Nos 1 and a couple of, and he’s at No 6 with Castle on the Hill. But there’s also room for Chainsmokers and Coldplay, Martin Jensen, Katy Perry, Steps, Rag’n’Bone Man, Anne Marie, and Zedd and Alessia Cara.
The chart is based mostly on sales (each at retail and digital) of albums in the United States. … Read More