Chart Music – Intolerable? or Deserves More Respect?


After hearing that Drake is at number 1 in the UK charts for the 13th week running with a song I couldn’t even name, I couldn’t help but have a look at the top 50 songs currently in the UK chart to see how many I actually knew. I counted three.

Those lucky songs would be:

“This Is What You Came For” by Rihanna/Calvin Harris simply because it’s never off the radio in work.

“Fast Car” by Jonas Blue/Dakota for pretty much the same reason although I admit to having a personal liking for it too

And finally “Wherever I Go” by OneRepublic due to my Girlfriend and her Mum’s massive obsession with them. Trust me, there was no way I would have gotten away without hearing OneRepublic’s new single!

My preference in music stems mainly towards pop-punk and pop-rock and as I browse the current top 50 i’m seeing names such as Sia, David Guetta and Adele, who are household names, yet admittedly I’ve never heard any of these songs before. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my bit of casual pop like anyone else. Who doesn’t love “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift or “We Found Love” by Rihanna/Calvin Harris?

For Drake to spend 13 weeks at number one then it must be a pretty damn good song, huh? Wrong.

I gave “One Dance” a listen expecting some sort of classic track that would be remembered for years to come as “song of the summer 2016” but it couldn’t be further from the truth. As it played on my laptop I thought to myself “Am I missing something here?”

I know so many talented rock bands trying to make their way in the music industry who could produce better noises from their rear end. I’ve genuinely heard more tones from the noise of a hoover than I have from this Drake track.

I’m all for each to their own and people enjoying any music they like but this has been number one in the UK for THIRTEEN weeks. THIRTEEN! To put this into perspective “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen was top for nine weeks.

Pondering such a thought, I wonder if i’m just being plain ignorant. Does Drake and his track deserve respect for being top of the charts that long? Maybe so. Perhaps just because it’s not the kind of music I listen to then it doesn’t mean it’s not good. But I just cant’ help finding it extremely boring and that the music industry is a bit of a joke if this is the stuff that can be top for such a long length of time.

About Ross McClenaghan

Occasionally angry but brutally honest. Lover of Paramore and Tonight Alive. Part-time Asda worker - Part time Merch Guy. No, i won't show you where the frozen chips are.

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