The Weirdest UK 'Singles' Chart Ever! Mar 11, 2017 5:37:20 GMT
Post by onlyabba4me on Mar 11, 2017 5:37:20 GMT
The UK Singles Chart began on W/E 15th November 1952.
In 1953 Frankie Laine had 4 Top 10 Hits for 3 Weeks in a row.
Until now no-one has equalled or beaten that.
In the latest UK 'Singles' Chart, Ed Sheeran had 16 Songs in the Top 20!
This includes the entire Top 6 & 9 of the Top 10! (No-one has held even the
entire Top 4 before. The Top 3 was not held - by the same Act - until W/E
14th January 2016, when Justin Bieber did it. But Ed has doubled that).
In the Irish Charts, his 'takeover' is even greater. He has the entire Top 16
'Singles' there! As well as the No.1, No.2 & No.5 Albums.....
This is because The Official Charts Company now allows 'Streaming' to affect
the 'Singles' Chart, & if an Act can get Millions of 'Streams' for an Album, they
can get every Track on it into the Singles Chart! Which is exactly what Ed has
The OCC will now have to decide what to do to stop it ever happening again, as
most people don't like Ed Sheeran, so if he dominates the 'Singles' Chart, they
will lose all interest in that Chart - forever.
If they don't do something, (to stop Album Tracks getting into the 'Singles' Chart),
the problem will only keep happening. Most likely when Justin Bieber, Adele and
Taylor Swift release their next Albums.
THE UK 'SINGLES' CHART TOP 20
(W/B 10th March 2017 - W/E 16th March 2017)
01 01 Ed Sheeran ~ Shape of You
02 NE Ed Sheeran ~ Galway Girl
03 03 Ed Sheeran ~ Castle on the Hill
04 NE Ed Sheeran ~ Perfect
05 NE Ed Sheeran ~ New Man
06 NE Ed Sheeran ~ Happier
07 02 The Chainsmokers and Coldplay ~ Something Just Like This
08 NE Ed Sheeran ~ Dive
09 NE Ed Sheeran ~ Supermarket Flowers
10 NE Ed Sheeran ~ What Do I Know?
11 11 Ed Sheeran ~ How Would You Feel (Paean)
12 NE Ed Sheeran ~ Barcelona
13 NE Ed Sheeran ~ Nancy Mulligan
14 NE Ed Sheeran ~ Eraser
15 NE Ed Sheeran ~ Hearts Don't Break Around Here
16 04 Rag'n'Bone Man ~ Human
17 05 Katy Perry ~ Chained To The Rhythm [feat. Skip Marley]
18 NE Ed Sheeran ~ Bibia Be Ye Ye
19 NE Ed Sheeran ~ Save Myself
20 06 Stormzy ~ Big For Your Boots
Ed Sheeran also has 3 Albums in the UK Top 5. Even The Beatles, ABBA & Adele,
have never had more than 2 UK Top 5 Albums at once.
He is only the 6th Artist to achieve it & the 1st 'Living' Solo Artist to do so since
Elvis Presley did it, (for 2 Weeks), in 1957.
THE UK's TOP 5 ALBUMS
W/B 10th March 2017 - W/E 16th March 2017
01 NE Ed Sheeran ~ ÷
02 02 Rag'n'Bone Man ~ Human
03 01 Stormzy ~ Gang Signs & Prayer
04 03 Ed Sheeran ~ ×
05 12 Ed Sheeran ~ +