It's Year Sheero for the UK singles chart
March 9, 2017 4:36 AM Subscribe
If the problem were just “too many Ed Sheeran songs in the Top 40” then it’s easily fixable – just cap the number of tracks which can chart from any individual LP. But that’s not really the problem. (If you like Ed, it’s not even *a* problem). It’s of a piece with the sclerosis of the chart, that deathly slow turnover of new hits which started in the download era and has been accelerated by the dominance of streaming. And Ed or no Ed, there’s no real sense that the singles chart has a role to play any more.Loathe him or hate him, Ed Sheeran's near dominance of the UK singles chart is a problem that's bigger than him, as Tom Ewing explains.
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