AS a music-mad kid, every week I used to listen to the top 40 at teatime on a Sunday then go up to my bedroom and compile my own top 10 chart, carefully deliberating over the placings, movers and shakers, and – of course – the coveted number one spot.

I couldn’t help thinking of this as I compiled a list of key moments from the general election campaign so far, in a bid to try and get to grips with the political landscape of this most critical, hysterical, bonkers and disingenuous of ballots.

And what a few days it has been. Staying with the chart lingo, there were certainly plenty of movers and shakers, especially when you consider the number of MPs and former MPs/ministers who announced their intention to stand down and/or not vote for the party they’d spent years telling the public they were 100 per cent committed to.

But as for who or what deserves to be the toppermost of the poppermost, that’s a tricky one. There were so many contenders for the number one spot, after all, following a veritable wave of gaffes, revelations, speeches, off the cuff comments and announcements, all of which tell us something about the state of play.

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After much deliberation, I’ve come up with my top five. Add the Tony Blackburn voice as you see fit.

In at number five is Tom Watson’s resignation from Labour. The erstwhile Labour deputy leader has been at odds with Corbynistas since forever, and although he claims to be leaving for personal reasons – there has been talk of a new career as a weightloss guru – this is the definitive indication for voters that centrists have lost the battle for the Labour party. The response from Jeremy Corbyn was also intriguing. “I hope the horseradish plants I gave you thrive,” keen gardener Mr Corbyn wrote to his former deputy. Eye-wateringly sharp, deep-rooted and hard to get rid of? Surely no metaphor there.

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Up to number four is Jo Swinson’s proclamation that she thinks she’s in with a chance of the top job. “I never thought I’d stand here and say that I’m a candidate to be prime minister,” she said as she launched the Lib Dems’ campaign in London. Neither did we, Jo! Don’t get me wrong, the Stop Brexit policy will likely win Ms Swinson and her party – which is still trying to rehabilitate itself after the disastrous coalition with the Tories – ground in England’s strongest Remain constituencies. But the sight of her waxing lyrical about becoming PM surely serves only to remind the rest of us of the real and stark choice before us: Johnson or Corbyn.

A non-mover at number three is the assumption being made, mostly by London-based commentators, that the SNP are odds on to romp home with 50 seats. To be fair, if you put the numbers of the last opinion poll into a crude seat-predictor, that’s the figure you’ll get. But, as polling experts point out, with little recent Scotland-only research done, a glut of marginal seats and different priorities in different areas of the country, no one should take a national swing for granted. Which means there is still everything to play for in Scotland’s 59 seats -indeed, they could yet be the determining factor in the final outcome at Westminster.

At number two in the chart are Jacob Rees-Mogg’s despicable comments around the Grenfell fire, when he suggested that, unlike residents of the doomed London tower block where 72 people perished, “you and I” would have had the “common sense” to ignore fire brigade advice to stay put. Not only was this not a gaffe – the Leader of the Commons clearly knew exactly what he was saying – but it offers an insight into the core values of his party. In his mind Conservative voters – “you and I” - are self-sufficient, intelligent, educated types, who do indeed have “common sense” and the ability to choose in every aspect of life. "They" on the other hand – the Grenfell victims and non-Tory voters – do not. Insulting to the dead. And also blatant electioneering.

But straight in at number one are the extraordinarily revelatory comments Boris Johnson made at a campaign event in Northern Ireland, where he claimed the region will get a “great deal” under his Brexit plan, since it means NI can continue to enjoy free movement and unfettered access to the EU single market, as well as UK markets. In bigging up these advantages for Northern Ireland, Mr Johnson fatally undermines his deal to the rest of the UK – not least Scotland. If it’s such a great deal for Northern Ireland, why is it not good enough for the rest if us? I hope voters in pro-leave constituencies take note of this, not to mention those who categorically ruled out Scotland staying in the Single Market.

I'd be keen to hear your top five moments. Same time next week?