NOT a single member of the public has known who is number one in the charts for two decades, it has emerged.
Thanks to streaming services and YouTube, nobody can remember the most popular single of the week if it was released any time in the last 20 years.
Music listener Nikki Hollis said: “Back in the day I used to be glued to the radio in anticipation as they counted down the top ten. Now I’m not even sure if the charts are still a thing or if they died out like Woolworths.
“The last number one I remember is Crazy Frog, and that’s only because it beat Coldplay to the top spot. It was hilarious because Chris Martin tried really hard to make a good song but still couldn’t manage it.”
Audiophile Joshua Gardner said: “Taylor Swift must have had a number one, but I’m f**ked if I know what it’s called or what it sounds like. By the time she came along it had ceased to be relevant.
“The days of wondering if Frankie Goes to Hollywood were still at number one seem really ancient now, like going to the shops on a horse or not having the internet.
“Still, society has evolved past radio stations telling us what to listen to based on what’s popular. Now we have algorithms which exploit everything they know about us to make money. It’s much better.”