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I'm literally listening to it now for the first ever time. This has never happened to me before.
One Dance has been top of the charts for so long that the next NOW compilation won't have any UK numero ones on it. Also broke the record for lowest weekly sales for a UK #1 (get it up ye, Orson)
can't believe he knocked Slim Whitman out of the top 5 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Singles_Chart#Most_weeks_at_number_one :'(
but my replies keep going to the end
People on here are always like 'not heard it' and im thinking 'bollocks'
But ive genuinely never heard this
But Jesus, it's nowhere near good, or even iconic enough to be four weeks off beating the record #1 (by fellow Canadian, Bryan Adams!)
and I like Drake.
like, haven't even heard it without meaning to yet, weird that.
But I do miss the days when everyone, regardless of genre tastes, taped/listened to the top 40 on Sunday, no matter how ridiculous the outcomes were. And this is coming from someone who had his pop awakening derailed almost immediately in summer '94 by that 15 week run for Love is All Around by Wet Wet Wet...
Bryan Adams was No. 1 while I was sitting my GCSEs and he was still No. 1 when I started college.
I never understood how a song could be number one for 15 weeks and yet there were still people, having heard the song continuously for the better part of four months, who thought, you know what I need to buy? That Robin Hood song.
don't spotify and iTunes etc just update their charts constantly?
Even in the 80s charts were a thing you took notice of as a kid, probably up until what maybe 15? Certainly I'd lost track of the singles charts completely by 6th form. If you don't listen to daytime radio there's no real reason why you'd necessarily be aware of big pop songs unless they become something that crosses over into some sort of wider narrative or get used on tv shows.
I find the popularity of Drake bemusing but hey I'm old so good really 'cause that's how it should be. That song seems fine, it is what I think of as a Drake song, but it is amazing that it is so massive - seems very slight and isn't catchy at all to my ears.
This is what happens when streams count for the chart.
...i've literally never heard this song either. Listen to the radio all day, permanently on Spotify, the internet or watching the telly...but nothing. Quite like Drake as well.
Guess more than anything it proves how much of a disconnect there is between music fans and the charts, or maybe it's just me getting old. Last #1 i can remember is probably Nizlopi.
Comes across as Minimal talent, maximum auto-tune. Listened to the no.1 record quite a few times and I have no idea how it made it to the top for a single week let alone 13.
But he is absolutely massive isn't he? How? Can anyone explain it to me? Am I too old to understand?
By Christmas.. Think DISers would be warmly welcome there with their caustic observations. http://freakytrigger.co.UK/popular
especially as there's better 'pop' songs on the latest album
the charts are a bit of a joke these days anyway, even though streaming is included
If you allocate 'song of the summer' status based on how many times you've heard it blaring out of car windows, this is number one by a country mile
but I don't think it's unfair to just mentally autocorrect "I've never heard this" to "I've never knowingly heard this" in situations like this.