POP music has finished and will now be run backwards, with acid house due to return in 2042 and the Beatles reforming in 2060.
After reaching its natural end on Wednesday, the charts will go in reverse with the current number one by Jason Derulo remaining at the top until replaced by its predecessor, OMI’s Cheerleader.
Music blogger Tom Booker said: “It’s not likely anyone will notice at first, because it’s all the same Autotuned R&B shit, but the nightmarish hellscape of the landfill indie years now lies ahead of us, and few iPods will survive.
“We’ve got B*Witched and the nuclear winter of Bryan Adams’s Everything I Do to get through before the 1980s, when there were at least a few decent records, and if anyone doesn’t like rap expect to see it disappear forever around then.
“It will be weird seeing the Beatles come along as this incredible act of three accomplished songwriters and Ringo before diminishing down to a boyband of four Ringos, but most of us will be senile at that point.
“The pre-60s, full of skiffle bands and Max Bygraves singing I’m A Pink Toothbrush are a toxic legacy we can leave for our children to worry about, like global warming.”