If you don't like the way streaming has changed the look of the national Top 40 pop charts, then you can ignore it and choose a different one instead. Think you should still have to "buy a single" for it to count? Believe the charts should just be based on vinyl single sales like they used to be? Then there is a chart for you from the Official Charts Company.
A balanced, un-fogeyish piece from Michael Hann in The Guardian yesterday:
Posted by Mark Lawrence on Friday, 24th March 2017 at 1.00 pm