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Official Singles Chart on 13/7/2018

13 July 2018 - 19 July 2018

The Official UK Singles Chart reflects the UK’s biggest songs of the week, based on audio and video streams, downloads, CDs and vinyl, compiled by the Official Charts Company. The UK Top 40 is broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and MTV, the Top 100 is published exclusively on OfficialCharts.com. View the biggest songs of 2023.

 

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etin

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where is boyzone?

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Painmix King

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First time I've looked at the USA chart for years and it looks like Drake is almost doing an Ed Sheeran with holding down 12 of the Top 20 positions

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John P Sullivan

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Is it just me, or do all these female singers sound alike? Singers used to have their own sound...now having "your own sound" is sounding like everyone else. Auto tune and all.

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James England

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Three Lions might be the very first pre-internet/pre-digital single to be number one in the streaming era? I can't think of any 'old' song to make it number one. Chart guru Piran might know. 😉 Also the first 20th century song to make it to number one in the 21st century streaming era. I guess this makes Three Lions a chart record breaker.

England lost, of course. 😆

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Painmix King

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I agree, and it's also going to be the first to drop from the number 1 position to outside the Top 100 the following week

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Piran

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Just had a look & it appears that 'Three Lions' is indeed the first pre-iTunes song to hit #1 since the start of the streaming era.

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James England

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Thanks for the update. ☺

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James England

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That is some drop! If England do well in Euro 2020 the song will return to the chart. 😊

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Blank

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What about Killing In The Name (RATM), 2009?

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Piran

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That was before the streaming era started, haha.

‘Killing In The Name’ hit #1 in 2009 as you said, but streaming wasn’t counted in the charts until 2014! ;)

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Chloe Jones

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In spite of all these changes, look how rubbish the singles chart still is. The charts are achingly, achingly slow, there's practically no new entries apart from a handful at the very bottom, and it's the same old artists month in and month out

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James England

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Chloe - this is the modern chart format, I can't see it ever going back to a more fast moving chart. The OCC and the streaming apps could agree on a four - five months time limit per song and then it drops out of the top 40. I don't think there is any desire for them to introduce the rule but it would generate more chart movement. I reckon sixteen weeks (four months) is long enough for a song to have chart sales status. I don't know how much money streaming sales generate but if a time limit would reduce the income going to artists/groups then it's hard to image the record labels agreeing to a chart time limit rule.

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Painmix King

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I agree with the same old artists. The charts used to reflect what was popular but how many rock bands to you see in the charts these days yet try and see them live and tickets are like gold dust

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James England

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I think The Stone Roses and Take That are the only pre-internet groups to have top 40 chart success in the streaming era. Major acts like Madonna, U2, Robbie Williams etc have struggled. It seems urban pop, rap, grime and Ed Sheeran type ballads fill up the chart. Songs like Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still (a big chart hit) remind me of pre-streaming era chart music: ☺

https://youtu.be/pBkHHoOIIn8

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Piran

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My thoughts & observations on the UK charts as always…

- Despite England losing their World Cup semi-final match against Croatia, ‘Three Lions’ by David Baddiel, The Lightning Seeds & Annie Skinner make its return to the top of the singles chart, 22 years after it first did so!

- The football anthem spends a sixth week in total at #1, although it’ll probably set a new record for biggest drop from #1 next week.

- As for this week, it accumulated 88,000 equivalent sales (from 43,000 downloads, 6.8 million audio streams & 5.2 million video streams). Its total figure currently stands at an incredible sales number of 1.6 million, making it one of the most successful songs of all the time, not just of sports songs!

- It also sets a new Official Chart record this week, being the first song to have four different stints atop the singles chart.

- As Scott Mills said on his chart show, even though football might not be coming home this year, we should all see this as a celebration of how far England got, especially from such a young team!

- ‘One Kiss’ by Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa returns to #1 on the airplay chart.

- ‘Girls Like You’ by Maroon 5 ft Cardi B remains at #1 on the YouTube chart for a fourth consecutive week, as its views increase by 24.3% from last week to 3.54 million over the past seven days.

- As I started my summer job this past week, I won’t have time to post reviews for each song right now, so I’ll just do a short summary of each new Top 40 arrival until I’m less busy…

1) DRAKE – IN MY FEELINGS (#4): Could go to #1 next week thanks to the virality of the dance challenge. That tropical beat is really cool though, Drake’s vocals & crooning are solid & this has a bounce to it giving the song such an infectious groove. I’m not massively into City Girls’ part & the drum machine could’ve altered a little during this, but it’s mostly reasonably enjoyable. Very light 7/10 from me.

2) ZIEZIE – FINE GIRL (#38): I’m definitely a fan of the grime & Afrobeat blend in the production & the hook is catchy, but I can’t understand a thing ZieZie is saying in the verses (his flow is annoying too), although the content is about an interest in a girl, but in a generic way for this genre. Light 5/10.

3) AU/RA & CAMELPHAT – PANIC ROOM (#39): Interesting & personal lyrics, about battling self-doubt & fear, which is matched by the darker production, even if the second drop does sound very similar to ‘Cola’. Unusual for a club song, but not bad either. I’m thinking a light 6/10.

- On the albums chart, ‘Scorpion’ by Drake is #1 for a second consecutive week. 90% of its total units this week are accounted for by streaming.

- The rest of the Top 5 is: ‘The Greatest Showman’ soundtrack (3-2), ‘Palo Santo’ by Years & Years (debuts at #3), ‘Staying At Tamara’s’ (stationary at #4) & ‘Lightning Matches’ by Tom Grennan (debuts at #5).

- Looking ahead to next week, these songs could enter the Top 40 for the first time: ‘God Is A Woman’ by Ariana Grande, ‘Body’ by Loud Luxury ft Brando, ‘Ocean’ by Martin Garrix ft Khalid, ‘Summertime Magic’ by Childish Gambino & maybe even more.

- Thanks for reading everyone! I hope you all have a good weekend. :)

- My latest Crown Note chart: www.crownnote.com/charts/piran-delves/pirans-top-40-84

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mildredfarts

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i prefer these shorter,more concise reviews and observations of the chart.I used to do the same thing from the age of 13 til i was 23 but then the charts started getting silly (mid 90's) and i just thought 'what's the point?'

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Ireneusz Chmielewski

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I was much in favor of having England in the World Cup's final, especially that it would be a final between two former football world champions. Two remarks concerning the song "Three Lions". Firstly Skinner being one of the main artists behind this song is a man known as Frank Skinner, not Annie. Secondly, the song had two slightly different versions known as "Three Lions" that debuted in 1996 and returned today to the Top 10 for the fourth time, and "Three Lions'98" that was UK #1 for 3 consecutive weeks in 1998 with a bit different lyrics.

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Piran

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Hey Ireneusz! :)
I'll admit that the "Skinner" part did confuse me, as when you search for the song on YouTube, it shows Frank Skinner as a songwriter & Annie Skinner as a singer, so I wasn't sure who to put.
Also, the six weeks at #1 I mentioned for 'Three Lions' was for both versions combined. The original version actually spends a third non-consecutive week at the top of the charts.

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Piran

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Yeah, I thought this would also be a better way to express my views on a song without rambling on about the artists behind them.