So people want Top Of The Pops back.
(By 'people' we mean 'a music industry desperate for a way to promote their new acts nobody's interested in, who don't realise that Top Of The Pops actually only went tits up when it started giving stage space to new acts nobody was interested in.)
There have been various ideas floated about how to make the Top 40 countdown more exciting. They talk about increasing the supply of singles, or they talk about reducing the supply of singles. They talk about speeding the chart up, and slowing it down. They want to make more fuss about stuff at the lower end of the Top 40, and they want to make more fuss about stuff right a the top. They want to concentrate on new music, they want to concentrate on international superstars.
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX IT AND IT'S REALLY FUCKING SIMPLE.
Don't tell anybody what the midweeks are. On a Tuesday, the midweeks aren't sent out by the Official Charts Company. They're not sent to labels, or the radio channels, or the TV stations, and they don't get leaked to the tabloids, or on messageboard forums.
The only way you know whether the new Girls Aloud single will be Number One or Number 11 is by tuning in to Top Of The Pops, live on BBC1, between 6pm and 7pm on a Sunday night.
iTunes are somehow convinced that they do NOT