ITunes Top 100 Songs 2017

The ‘The Essential Elvis Presley’ album re-entered the Belgian Mid-price Album chart at #26. Due to streaming figures being taken into consideration in the charts, Sheeran occupies the top six spots of the Singles Chart this week, as well as nine out of the top ten places and 16 of the top 20. His album’s lead single ‘Shape Of You’ is at number one, with ‘Galway Girl’ at number two and ‘Castle On The Hill’ chart music

Most music fans had a point at which the charts ceased to be a key reference point for music – mine was around 2002 – but since the demise of Top of the Pops in 2006 and the introduction of streaming, there have been fewer and fewer reasons for anyone to jump on in the first place.

I’ve kind of outgrown it – so for me it’s jarring to see a sixteen year old …