I foresee a statute-of-limitations-type thing being brought in where the song has to have been released or properly rereleased within the last year to get in the chart or something. (A bit like Radio 1 did with their Most Wanted chart when they first brought it in, after the Manics fans realised they could organise themselves to get Motorcycle Emptiness on the radio every day. That was a bit awesome, actually.) Not just because of Cowell, but because otherwise every single Christmas from now until forever half the chart is going to be Mariah, the Pogues, Wizzard and Slade.
And when Peter Kay is making a valid point with his novelty record, you know we're in trouble.
Anyway, this is probably the only public post I'll make in the next week or so, so Happy Holidays, everyone.