Imagine a Westlife-free world, a national Leona-free chart with Chipmunk chipped off, The xx marking the spot where JLS used to be, and Gaga and Miley burnt on a bonfire of pop pap lit by Jordin Sparks - a ringtones-devoid countdown of, y'know, good tunes?
That just happened. Today marks the first NME Chart as we reclaim the Top 40 and count down the biggest selling tracks in the NME world.
Every Monday from 10am, NME Radio will be counting down the Top 30, then at midday NME.COM will announce the Top 40 right here.
To watch the videos all you need to do is turn to Sky Channel 382 as NME TV reveal the Top 10 every Tuesday and Wednesday at 9am and 6pm, and the Top 40 every Saturday at 4 and Sunday at 8.
This week sees The Temper Trap consolidate their festival success and an excellent NME Radio session by reaching the upper echelons. It's a good week for Florence and The Big Pink too, and it's great to see Miike Snow with two different entries in the Top 40. Comment your thoughts below and come back next week to see who's climbing and who's dropping...
The NME Chart is compiled on a weekly basis from the sales of physical and digital singles through traditional high street retailers and digital music service providers. Tracks are eligible for the NME Chart if they have featured on the playlists of NME Radio or TV, or in NME magazine.
40 MSTRKRFT feat. John Legend - 'Heartbreaker' [Geffen] - BUY
39 General Fiasco - 'We Are The Foolish' [Infectious Music] - BUY
38 Muse - 'Resistance' [Warner Bros] - BUY
37 Dead Weather - 'Treat Me Like Your Mother' [Columbia] - BUY
36 Arctic Monkeys - 'Cornerstone' [Domino Recordings] - BUY
35 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 'Heads Will Roll' [Polydor] - BUY
34 The Cribs - 'We Share The Same Skies' [Wichita Recordings] - BUY
33 Wild Beasts - 'All The King's Men' [Domino Recordings] - BUY
32 Gossip - 'Heavy Cross' [Columbia] - BUY
31 Dead Weather - 'I Cut Like A Buffalo' [Columbia] - BUY
30 Wolfmother - 'New Moon Rising' [Modular] - BUY
29 Jamie T - 'Chaka Demus' [Virgin] - BUY
28 Prodigy - 'Take Me To The Hospital' [Takemetothehospital] - BUY
27 Friendly Fires - 'Kiss Of Life' [XL Recordings] - BUY
26 Ian Brown - 'Stellify' [Fiction] - BUY
25 Ou Est Le Swimming Pool - 'Dance the Way I Feel' [Stiff] - BUY
24 Arctic Monkeys - 'Crying Lightning' [Domino Recordings] - BUY
23 The xx - 'Islands' [XL Recordings] - BUY
22 Kid Cudi ft Kanye & Common - 'Make Her Say' [Island] - BUY
21 The Enemy - 'Be Somebody' [Warner Bros] - BUY
20 Green Day - 'East Jesus Nowhere' [Reprise] - BUY
19 Jamie T - 'Sticks 'N' Stones' [Virgin] - BUY
18 Muse - 'Undisclosed Desires' [Warner Bros] - BUY
17 Kasabian - 'Where Did All the Love Go?' [Columbia] - BUY
16 Bloc Party - 'One More Chance' [Wichita Recordings] - BUY
15 Florence & The Machine - 'Drumming Song' [Island] - BUY
14 Biffy Clyro - 'That Golden Rule' [14th Floor] - BUY
13 Miike Snow - 'Animal' [Columbia] - BUY
12 La Roux - 'I'm Not Your Toy' [Polydor] - BUY
11 Miike Snow - 'Black & Blue' [Columbia] - BUY
10 Mumford & Sons - 'Little Lion Man' [Island] - BUY
9 Editors - 'Papillion' [Kitchenware] - BUY
8 Muse - 'Uprising' [Helium 3/Warner Bros] - BUY
7 Dizzee Rascal - 'Holiday' [Dirtee Stank] - BUY
6 Kasabian - 'Underdog' [Columbia] - BUY
5 Florence & The Machine - 'You've Got The Love' [Island] - BUY
4 The Big Pink - 'Dominos' [4AD] - BUY
3 Calvin Harris - 'Flashback' [Columbia] - BUY
2 The Temper Trap - 'Sweet Disposition' [Infectious Music] - BUY
1 Biffy Clyro - 'The Captain' [14th Floor] - BUY