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Official Singles Chart on 17/4/2020

17 April 2020 - 23 April 2020

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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Piran

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I only just realised I never even posted Emoji Challenge results for Friday yet! :D

Anyway, Rector won with six correct, then Cameron's in second with two & David's in third with one.

The only song that nobody could guess was...

SONG 5: 🛣️🏃

'Chasing Pavements' by Adele!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I really miss the days where Anne-Marie made amazing songs like this instead of prosthetic trash like Birthday!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qqob4D3BoZc

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Johnny F

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What a load of ! Whatever happened to music??

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Richard Clarkson

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I hate Roses by Saint Jhn. It is a rubbish song.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Emoji Challenge time!

SONG 1: 🦴 🦴 🦴
SONG 2: 😃er
SONG 3: 🏁🤪
SONG 4: 😀🎂
SONG 5: 🧨

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Piran

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#1: 'The Bones'
#2: 'Happier'
#3: 'Go Stupid'
#4: 'Happy Birthday'
#5: 'Lipstick'

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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#5 was Dynamite by Taio Cruz! :P

First four were correct though. :)

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Piran

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Yeah, #5 was the only one I had to have a good think about, but hey, I'll happy take four out of five! ;)

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Piran

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Mate... check out this article! :D

https://www.bigtop40.com/news/dua-lipa-third-album-new-2020/

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eternalricardo

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This song by Playboi Carti is number 27 on spotify right now, I could definitely see this getting some 1/10's on here if it charts next week...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMDOSLEVdBw

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I swear he’s speaking a different language in this song! :P

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eternalricardo

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Literally, this is the definition of 'mumble-rap" haha
Nice profile pic by the way :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Yeah, it’s the same with Kodak Black! :P

Glad you like it! RIP Juice WRLD. 💔

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bionicwheel

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So Gorillaz new single "Aries" had 2.7 Million plays on spotify + over 3.7 million views on YouTube this week, take into account all the other streaming/download services, can somebody please explain how they didn't even get into the top 100? Something seems very off here seeing as though #50 on the spotify UK top 50 is only getting 118k daily plays?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Would you rather:
Stream Yummy by JB for 24 hours, stream Skechers by DripReport for 24 hours, or stream Birthday by Anne-Marie for 24 hours?

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GordonGekko

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Congrats to The Weeknd for 8 weeks at #1! I said, ooooooooh lol.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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My Dream Top 40:

Billie Eilish and Juice Wrld bombs the chart and throws Sketchers by DripReport and Birthday by Anne-Marie out of the chart; Doja Cat gets Say So and Juicy in the Top 10; The Weeknd ends up with Faith on there, plus a few 2015/18 blasts!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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What songs are your biggest and most unexpected growers/graters?

Taste by Tyga went from a strong 4/10 to a solid 10/10.
Poppin by KSI went from a solid 4/10 to a strong 6/10.
7 Rings by Ariana Grande went from a solid 9/10 to a weak 3/10.
Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift went from a strong 7/10 to a solid 3/10.
Hot Girl Bummer by Blackbear went from a strong 9/10 to a solid 7/10.
Mixed Personalities by YNW Melly went from a strong 2/10 to a light 6/10.
Treat You Better was always a 2/10!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Underrated artists vs overrated artists! Now, who wins?

Gunna vs 5 Seconds Of Summer
Maia Wright vs Lizzo
Lil Skies vs Robbie Williams
Desiigner vs Camila Cabello
Madison Beer vs Shawn Mendes

BEGIN!

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Piran

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#1: 5 Seconds Of Summer
#2: Maia Wright!!!
#3: Robbie Williams
#4 :Camila Cabello!!!
#5: Madison Beer

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Chart Archive

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Am I the only one that doesn't really like most pop music but is just generally interested in what is Number 1 and chart statistics?

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Penny

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Oh no, Ava Max not in the top 40. That's really disappointing. :( Hopefully, it goes there next week.
Drake not at #1 is wonderful, as well as Madonna's comeback on the album chart. I love her! :)
So a not completely bad week at all!

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Alex Peters

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Ava's team are promoting Salt now and K&Q won't peak in the top 40 :(

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Are you sure? It’s way up in the iTunes charts.

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Alex Peters

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Apple Music streaming fell off, though there are gains in spotify which seems hopeful.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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On a more positive note, here are my Top 10 songs of the week! Enjoy! :)

1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXwiVsWJqRs
2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pok8H_KF1FA
3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJwLnupq74U
4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcVZfJO01NI
5) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juoznBaQbJE
6) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuM7hObGjWI
7) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V2PxXsctV0
8) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r-nPqWGG6c
9) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEEoaKwwxbg
10) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIG4GgGKdKo

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Jstar

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Cool list, I like the mix of songs.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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#1, #4 and #6 collide with yesterday being my birthday! And I turned 16 on that day, but still a baby on here (drinks milk). #3 is the top debut of the week! #10 is the biggest climber of the week and it’s grown on me a lot.

And I think the remix for Suicidal at #7 is even better than the original! The original was amazing enough, but during Juice’s outro, I started to cry because his delivery was emotional and I miss him too much!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Yeah. 2 dance songs, 4 rap songs, 3 pop songs, and a weird song from will.i.am.

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Piran

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Really awesome Top 10 mate! :)

I'll comment in full on your whole chart whenever you upload that to Crown Note.

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Piran

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By the way, I got really mad about 'It's My Birthday' debuting at #1 at the time, all because it blocked the incredible 'Somebody To You' by The Vamps ft Demi Lovato at #4 that week (which was a former chart-topper on my personal charts for six consecutive weeks!).

Looking back, it's not that bad at all, but as you can tell from my recent birthday, there are better party-themed songs! :P

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I liked Can We Dance back then, but I never cared for Somebody To You. And in regards to party-themed songs, In Da Club is #11 on the chart, Birthday by Katy Perry is #38, whilst Post Malone re-enters at #24! Plus, When The Party’s Over took a massive rebound to #14.

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Piran

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Yeah, I think my love for male groups comes from the fact that there were all over the radio when I first heard them, e.g. Westlife, Take That, Coldplay, etc. :)

The Vamps actually have like eight #1's on my personal chart, so there's a good chance if you say any song from them, I'll either like it or love it, haha!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Next week, expect the birthday songs to drop out completely, whilst the #1 is expected to be Flowers, currently with a 2:1 lead over Say So. The Bones by Maren Morris and Secure The Bag by Lil Uzi Vert could make their Top 10 debuts, and BGT singer Beth Porch could go straight in too.

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Rector

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Fun facts:
- 600 sales separate #6 and #7, while only 100 sales separate #7 and #8
- 400 sales separate #10 and #11
- Future Nostalgia is the first album to spend at least two consecutive weeks at the top since Rod Stewart in December 2019
- Future Nostalgia sold only 11.8k units this week. The last album to sell less than 12k at the top was P!nk's "Hurts 2B Human" in May 2019, which sold 11.5k on its last week. It was also the last album by a female soloist to spend more than a week at #1.

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Jstar

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Thanks again for the interesting chart facts.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Top 10 best songs of 2020 so far:
1. Baby Pluto - Lil Uzi Vert
2. You should be sad - Halsey
3. Life is Good - Future feat. Drake
4. No Time to Die - Billie Eilish
5. Say So - Doja Cat
6. The Box - Roddy Ricch
7. Venetia - Lil Uzi Vert
8. Suicidal (Remix) - YNW Melly feat. Juice WRLD
9. Flowers - Nathan Dawe feat. Jaykae
10. Before You Go - Lewis Capaldi

Top 10 worst:
1. Birthday - Anne-Marie
2. Yummy - Justin Bieber
3. Skechers - DripReport
4. Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
5. GOODMORNINGTOKYO! - Tokyo’s Revenge
6. Copycat - Melanie Martinez feat. Tierra Whack
7. In Your Eyes - The Weeknd
8. Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa
9. ROXANNE - Arizona Zervas
10. My Oh My - Camila Cabello feat. DaBaby

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Jstar

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I see you have a different taste to a lot of commentors here. I like to see variety though, cool list.

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Piran

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Oh wow, you really hated 'Sketchers' then! :O

'Flowers' & 'Before You Go' both being that high are impressive, as I was expecting both to be a lot lower.

to see 'My Oh My' & especially 'Blinding Lights' in the bottom 10 though!

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David N'jama

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Number 4 & 7 😯 https://media3.giphy.com/media/nZipTf7i0sP8A/giphy.gif

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Looks like Stampy lol. 😂

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Yeah, I was born an intellectual.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Skechers is a 1/10. He’s wailing his head off lol.

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Piran

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Yeah, but at least the beat is decent & the hook is catchy! :P

I just found it funny more than anything to be honest, haha.

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David N'jama

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😂😂

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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And regards to my #6 worst, please keep Melanie Martinez far, far away from the UK Top 100 because her screeching voice is awful, has a horrible personality towards her fans and she makes bad production choices most of the time! But her music videos are awesome though.

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Fintendo

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Really happy that Blinding Lights is still number one, I am hoping Flowers can get into Top 10!

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Piran

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Here are my Top 10 songs of the week…

#1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOamHghGCfg

#2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqbEDvQGjvQ

#3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhgmsztRN8k

#4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4az-Q9k4-E

#5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogv284C4W30

#6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndY-FzjCAG8

#7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb6Scz-5YOs

#8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJhdfwLjaSI

#9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj2U6rhnucI

#10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF-r5TtlT9w

Full chart: https://crownnote.com/charts/piran-delves/pirans-top-50-9

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I'll list my Top 10 here in a few moments! In the same format.

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Piran

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I'll check that out in a moment mate! :)

How was your birthday yesterday anyway?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Oh, it was great! I got an iPhone (you can now accept me as part of the Apple family!) I also had a barbecue in the garden for dinner and cracked open a Tango Tropical in celebration. Honestly, without most of my family, my mates, and you people on Headline Planet and OCC, I don't know where I'd be.

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Brandon Mwinga

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This is impressive very impressive I see Kygo dominated the top 10 mm

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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It’s up now if you wanna check it out! Just don’t click the link for No Idea because that’s in there! :P

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Piran

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I just saw it! :)

I'm liking most of the songs in the Top 10 at the moment, but the highlight for me is seeing 'Sixteen' reach #1! I know it obviously got there because of your birthday yesterday, but it's an amazing song whatever time of year really. :D

By the way, three songs I'm going to recommend tonight...

1) Since you really liked 'The Bones' by Maren Morris, here's the next single after that from her which fans are loving even more & I adore it myself;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdSflq8Imqw

2) A really catchy dance song that doesn't really have a drop, but it's still a lot of fun nonetheless & may even reach #1 in my personal chart next week;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqbEDvQGjvQ

3) An indie song that' the pop charts in the US, but also has really cute lyrics & an even sweeter video;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLnp0tpZ0ok

Let me know what you think of these, as I loved all of them & I think you will too! ;)

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Piran

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That's awesome! See, I told you can still find a lot of fun things to do on your birthday, even in lockdown. Besides, like me, I'm sure there'll be belated celebrations when the restrictions are lifted! :D

Mine was fairly similar to yours actually, although I also did an online quiz with a friend from work that evening, went for a walk & had Thatchers Haze ciders to drink instead, haha.

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Piran

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I really like the format you & Sunshine Gal have done regarding Top 10 songs of the week actually, so I'm going to jump on the bandwagon too! ;)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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One of my plans is getting a cheeky Nando's, but not on the first few days because it'll be busy, like, really busy! :P

I would have gone out with mates too lol. I planned a walk though that never happened. And yes, I know you like cider! ;)

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Piran

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Oh mate, I miss Nando's so much! Although, I did go to one two Saturdays before the lockdown, so I can't complain too much, haha. :P

For me, I'd planned a gig on the Wednesday, a club night on the Thursday, a pub crawl on the Friday, a touristy trip to Bath with a workmate on Saturday & a sporty day in Basingstoke with an old coursemate on Sunday. Unfortunately, none of that happened, but I'm planning on doing all of that again as soon as I can return to Bristol!

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Damián

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Love that top ten mate!!!

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Piran

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Thanks Dami! :)

Yeah, there's multiple songs from: Kygo, Loud Luxury & Dua Lipa in that Top 10, so that tells you who's also dominating my albums chart right now.

Here's the full chart, with predictions for next week beneath it: https://crownnote.com/charts/piran-delves/pirans-top-50-9

By the way, doesn't Argentina have a Hot 100 too, similar to how the US charts are compiled?

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Damián

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Wowwwwww! Thanks so much for posting the link with the full chart and predictions! I'll check I it out right now. You know I'm a mad about charts!.
Of course Argentina has its official chart, its called Los 40 Principales (main top 40)...here's the link. So much reggaetton and Latin artists😳
Check it out http://los40.com.ar/m/lista40/lista40.html

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Piran

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You're welcome! I hope you like it. ;)

Awesome! I'll take a look now, since I do tend to enjoy at least some raggaeton & Latin artists, haha.

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Piran

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I love: 'Stupid Love', 'Tusa' & 'The Other Side' all inside the Top 5! :D

I haven't heard the #1 yet, but I might check it out as I enjoy a lot of TINI's music.

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Damián

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Yep, I do also like some raggaeton artists, but I always enjoyed British pop music since I was a kid. Hope you like our weekly local chart😁

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Piran

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Yeah, I thought it was good overall! I didn't recognise some artists there, but I did like a majority of the songs from the ones I did know. :)

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Damián

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Yess! Great to like it mate! I subscribed to Crown note so now I can see and comment your personal chart. So many good songs! And so glad Kygo and Zara Larsson are top 1!

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Piran

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Awesome! Yeah, 'Like It Is' is a really amazing collaboration. :)

Not only that, but you can create your own chart there & view other people who have it on this forum. You can also follow all of our charts & there's a group chat I can add you to next week where you'll be notified every time we post a new chart!

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Jstar

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Cool for the Weeknd, but honestly I am kind of tired of it being number 1. I definitely would prefer a new number 1 next week. Nothing much else to say. I think though the Pandemic has kind of put a damper on new music. It seems most of the same songs are remaining in the same place without much movement.

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Piran

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Hey Jstar! :)

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Jstar

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Hey Piran, hope you are well.

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Piran

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I'm doing alright thanks! Incredibly bored, but at least I'm safe, that's the most important thing right now.

How are you?

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Jstar

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I'm alright, but with how NYC is i don't know when I will be returning to work. I just got a email from the library and they are not even close to a date. I kind of miss working actually lol. I haven't worked since March 14th. But they extended a lockdown of New York at least until May 15th. So I won't be going back to work until at least after that.

I noticed the Hot 100 was quiet this week compared to how it has been, but honestly the top 10 has been a drag honestly. I feel like the same songs have been in the top 10 forever besides Drake lol. I think the fact also that people aren't going out that much is a factor. Most people aren't listening to the radio since a lot of people are home. So many people aren't hearing new songs around. And unless you search for new songs you are just sticking with the same songs which is boring. I honestly just wasn't in the mood to comment that much this week. I guess I miss doing things lol. But at least I am healthy and safe.

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Piran

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Yeah, the whole of the UK is on lockdown until May 7th at the earliest! I can still work from home as I'm a financial analyst, but yeah, really starting to miss friends & other family right now. Are you still getting any wages for being at home then?

I still think the reason behind everyone commenting on these articles is that it gives a sense of distraction from the news. There might not be a lot going on in the chart itself, but we can still chat other things in general! That's also why I do other music-themed posts, that don't exactly relate to the Hot 100 or Official Charts, e.g. Emoji Challenges, personal charts, throwbacks, etc.

So are you living with anyone else at the moment then? I'm currently with my mum & older brother!

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Jstar

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I am with my parents and brother, it is expensive here in NYC lol. But I have applied for other places to live. I am just on waiting lists.

I am still getting paid, but life is more fulfilling when you are doing something and not just staying home haha. I hope your whole family is alright though. Thanks though for always adding fun things to the chart.

Also I was playing video game on Monday and was mostly distracted by that 😂.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Drake deserved the new #1 too! This chart is a disaster.

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thierry henon

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Extremely happy to See LADY GAGA still into the Top 30 as i thought her great new single would have dropped out quickly from the chart...

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thierry henon

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AVA MAX was so close to get a new Top 40 under her belt this week!! Hopefully next week..Still surprised she hasn't had much success with her latest singles!! She released quite a few last years but didn't impact the Top 100!!

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thierry henon

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So surprised Rita Ora didn't manage to get her brand and great single into the Top 40!!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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This chart imo. Firstly, The Weeknd has spent way too long at #1 so that’s a warning sign, and it pains me to see No Time To Die falling again! Then we have Skechers entering and honestly that song is a joke and not a good one. Between Yummy, Blinding Lights, GOODMORNINGTOKYO!, Birthday, Cool, My Oh My, Copy Cat and this, 2020 is gonna be a year for hit music. 1/10 for that!

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Piran

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In my opinion, it was boring, but it certainly didn't .

'Sketchers' was bad, but at least it was bad in a funny way! :P

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David N'jama

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Take it easy coolo 😂

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I suppose we did get Eternal Atake, which is now in my all time best albums list. I’ll stick with that for the rest of the year.

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David N'jama

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What about Manic?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Manic was an epic album - I still stream the passionate Without Me, the catchy You Should Be Sad, 3am and Still Learning, and the overly emotional More today. I love Halsey.

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thierry henon

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So happy to see THE WEEKND still at number 1 and i do hope for another few weeks!! As long as the overrated Drake isn't at number 1: i am a happy bunny!!

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Piran

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I agree entirely! :)

Drake's song isn't even that bad, but we've all had enough of him at #1 for the time being.

The Weeknd can stay there for a few more weeks with a song as awesome as 'Blinding Lights' though!

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Cameron

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Blinding Lights is still brilliant to listen to and its much better than Roses and Toosie Slide

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Piran

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Emoji Challenge coming up in the replies in a few moments! ;)

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Piran

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SONG 1: ☂️

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Piran

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SONG 2: 🌍 🎵

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Piran

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SONG 3: 💎 💎 💎

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Piran

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SONG 4: 👎 ❤️

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Piran

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SONG 5: 🛣️🏃

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Piran

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SONG 6: ⭐ 🚢s

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Piran

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SONG 7: 👨s & 👩s

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Piran

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SONG 8: ✺◟( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)◞✺

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Rector

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Diamonds - Rihanna

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Piran

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SONG 9: 🏳️

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Piran

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SONG 10: 🧂

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Rector

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Bad Romance - Lady Gaga?
May be Stupid Love too hmm

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Rector

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Umbrella - Rihanna

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David N'jama

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umbrella - Jay z

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Rector

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Salt - Ava Max?

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Rector

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Starships - Nicki Minaj

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David N'jama

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runaway

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Piran

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No, but good guess! ;)

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David N'jama

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boys & girls - Will.i.am

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Cameron

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White Flag by Dido

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Piran

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Yeah, you're right with 'Bad Romance'! :D

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Piran

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Correct! :D

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Piran

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Correct, although Rector beat you to it! :P

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Piran

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Correct again! :D

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Cameron

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Earth Song by Michael Jackson

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Piran

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Another one right! Looks like you might win this week. ;)

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Piran

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Yes! :)

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Piran

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Correct! :)

I was thinking of the one by Pixie Lott though, haha.

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Piran

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That's correct! :D

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Piran

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Another one correct! ;)

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Rector

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Cheerleader - OMI? Haha idk this one

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David N'jama

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haha. I just typed the first artiste that came to my head

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Piran

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That's right too! :D

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Piran

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Haha, fair enough. You don't have to get the artist I was thinking of, just the song title! ;)

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Cameron

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Roadrunner

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Piran

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No, but not a bad attempt! :)

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Cameron

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Meet Me Halfway by Black Eyed Peas

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Piran

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No, but it's by possibly the biggest artist of the century in the UK, there's your clue! ;)

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Rector

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Kinda tired of seeing Blinding Lights at the top again, but I do prefer it over Roses and that Drake track so it's not that bad I suppose...

The goods:
- Dua Lipa still holding strong with three top 10 singles! AND the #1 album for the second week!
- Drake dropping down

The bads:
- Break My Heart on the verge of leaving the top 10
- Tequila missing the top 20
- Perfect rising. Really?

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blobfishy

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NEW ENTRIES BEST TO WORST
Simba Ft. DTG- Rover [4/10]
DripReport- Sketchers [What Ever Loving F**k/10]

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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“DripReport- Sketchers [What Ever Loving F**k/10]”

Yes! Glad someone here hates that “song” as much as I do.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Ugh, Skechers is in this chart. I wanted it to stay out of it. :(

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David N'jama

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LIght up, light up skechers.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Eww.

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Piran

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Eh, light 5/10 from me.

I get the appeal, but it's not really for me! :P

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David N'jama

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😂😂

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Piran

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WEEKLY CHART REVIEW (17/04/2020 - 23/04/2020)

Thought I’d bring back these weekly reviews after all, but I’m going to be changing the format of how I do them (i.e. going through the highlights & favourite parts of the full Top 40, rather than a really long analysis of each song).

Anyway, I don’t think I’m ever going get tired of seeing ‘Blinding Lights’ at #1, haha! Eight non-consecutive weeks of three different stints at the top might be an incredibly long time, but it’s just what an amazing smash like this deserves. It looks like this’ll remain fairly steady too, given that it only recently came back off ACR!

I really thought ‘Toosie Slide’ was going to challenge it this week, so I’m surprised to see it fall today! It might not have much in the way of sales nor radio, but the streaming for it is absolutely massive right now, so I actually think it might go all the way next Friday.

I’m so happy Dua Lipa is #1 on the albums chart for a second week, as well as keeping three songs in the Top 10 of the singles chart!!! I’m glad ‘Blueberry Faygo’ made it too, as it’s honestly one of my favourite trap songs at the moment!

Fingers crossed for Nathan Dawe’s remix of ‘Flowers’ to get there in the coming weeks, too many dance anthems have narrowly missed the region lately, e.g. ‘Turn Me On’, ‘Lose Control’, etc.

‘Savage’ going Top 20 after being huge on TikTok is awesome. That boost for ‘Tequila’ is really impressive too! Still blasting it every weekend, despite not being able to go anywhere.

Okay, then we’ve got ‘Rover’ by S1BMA ft DTG entering at #27! I’ll admit that I’ve not heard about either artist before, but believe it or not, my initial reaction is actually a very slightly positive one. I really enjoyed the summery production & the auto-tune somehow works here, alongside a very infectious melody! What ruins this a little is the lyrics about putting money before women, as it doesn’t sound like any person here is very loyal though, but put that aside, this has a very chilled vibe to this which I can get behind. Maybe a solid 6/10 for now!

Nice to see ‘If The World Was Ending’ continue its slow rise too! Did you guys know that JP Saze & Julia Michaels are an actual couple now? Like Scott Mills, I only found that out today, haha.

Finally, among the new entries, there’s ‘Sketchers’ by DripReport at #39… eh, the Indian inspiration is rather cool & the hook is admittedly rather catchy, but I can’t understand anything he’s saying! Turns out, he’s just bragging about girls, cars & shoes, but I don’t know how to feel about the smoother trap beat either! Not bad overall, but I don’t think I’ll come back to this unfortunately. Light 5/10 here!

To round things out, I really like ‘Better Off Without You’ sneaking in a re-entry at the very foot of the Top 40, even if I’m still gutted it went on ACR this soon.

As for next week, the new Sam Smith & Demi Lovato collaboration will likely be the biggest breakthrough, but I’m hoping some NHS charity songs can join it, along with that new Florence + The Machine single. Shame that Twenty One Pilots didn’t get anywhere with ‘Level Of Concern’ in the UK for now though, but I hope airplay can propel that song upwards in the coming weeks!

That’s it for this week! Have a good weekend everyone & above all, stay safe. :)

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Ireneusz Chmielewski

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Thank you Piran for your review !!! Twenty One Pilots with their new great single at least are in the Top75 now, and I hope they will enter the Top40 next Friday. I believe that the latest singles of James Blunt and OneRepublic will also enter the UK Singles Chart next week. James Blunt 's charity single titled "The Greatest" with a very emotional Coronavirus-related video is my favourite song right now...

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Piran

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You're welcome Ireneusz! :D

I still haven't heard 'The Greatest' yet, nor knew that it was related to combating coronavirus! That being said, I don't think it'll chart sadly, given that James Blunt is an older artist & will hardly get any streaming.

Oh well, as long as those kind of NHS or charity songs get a lot of sales, then the amount of the donations they get is way more important than any chart position!

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David N'jama

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Drake is number 3 🤡

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Piran

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Okay, I’ll get onto the positive points about this chart in a moment, but two very disappointing things to mention first…

Why is ‘Kings & Queens’ not in the Top 40? It had so much momentum behind it last week & we were all expecting it to make it. Oh well, I’m not mad for now, but I will be the song fails to make it at all!

Also, what about all the NHS charity singles? One of them is #1 on iTunes right now, but none of them were in the chart show! Are they even available on streaming? If so, you should be having them on repeat.

To all NHS & care workers… we love you & we’re so grateful to have you! ❤️

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David N'jama

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They are but they aren't getting any promotion. At least on the services I use.

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Piran

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I'd have thought they would be, given how much we're relying on them right now, more than ever before.

Which services do you use then?

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David N'jama

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Deezer & Spotify

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Piran

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Oof... Spotify is definitely the biggest one contributing to the UK charts at the moment.

I guess the huge sales are helping with donations to the NHS, which is wonderful to see, but they need more streaming to enter the charts!

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David N'jama

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Yeah...but not many people are actually buying.

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Piran

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Yeah, it might be leading on iTunes, but sales there are obviously a lot lower too because of the lockdown. Even more people are turning to streaming!

Oh well, chart position doesn't matter, as long as we can get through the lockdown, that matters more than anything. :)

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David N'jama

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absolutely 👍

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Piran

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Hope you're staying safe in the meantime! :)

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David N'jama

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Yeah, I am. Thanks :)

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Rector

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I'm guessing you mean "We'll Meet Again"? It's at #72 because it only sold 7k units. To put that in perspective, #42 sold close to 11k while #1 sold around 78k :P

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Piran

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Yeah, just shows how little downloads count towards chart "sales" now. :/

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Piran

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That's good to hear! :)

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Brandon Mwinga

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King and Queens just missed by 1 position sorry Piran Delves
maybe next week I see it's doing moderate on downloads and streaming .
as for Better off without you happy returning to top 40
.I'm happy to see Know YourWorth Khalid a new peak
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Mike

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Totally agree Piran. Been watching 'Kings & Queens' for weeks since it dropped into mid-nineties regions of the chart. So willing this to get "over the line" into to the Top 40 at least, like I'm backing a horse at the Grand National!

Hopefully after the weekend this will jump big-time at the mid-week sales?

IT'S A TOP TUNE PEOPLE!!!!!

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Piran

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I feel like 'Kings & Queens' is the comment section's favourite song at the moment, but yeah, I'm really rooting for it next week, especially since it was almost Top 10 on iTunes when I checked yesterday & just one position away from the Top 40 in the overall chart! :)

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Dave Kelly

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These charts are sales and airplay
And the NHS songs were only released of Friday last week

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Piran

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Actually, it's mostly streaming. Sales account towards about 3% of overall "chart sales" & radio airplay doesn't count towards the Official Chart at all!

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Mike

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Finally Rita's reach inside the Uk Top 40 at last. At No.38 - probably that's where the peek is at, hopefully A LOT higher up for which it deserves.

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Piran

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Really? I didn't see 'How To Be Lonely' anywhere in the Official Chart Update.

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Mike

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Opps I meant Ava Max's Latest.

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Mike

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Opps I meant Ava Max's new single Kings & Queens https://media3.giphy.com/media/iIXpDbUKGve0akRLkS/giphy.gif

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Piran

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Haha, fair enough. It's up to #33 in the new chart! :D

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Piran

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Yeah, I just saw that, haha.

I love 'Kings & Queens' too! :D

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Mike

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Chart Update on Ava Max;

K & Q improved somewhat and peeked at No.25 in the Official UK charts which was great, but now sadly slipping down 5 places? Why?

It's a great happy pop song that deserves way more than this, what with women's equality and strength so prominent in this day and age.

My x-g/f was actually TOO strong for me, but we wont go into that..haha!!

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Mike

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Okay well its been about 6 Months or so than I was begging for K&Q to sneek into the Uk Top 40. So she did well and peeked at No.19. Still though It should of made it Top 10, but very happy it's stuck around for so long - still within the Top 70 selling singles.

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Piran

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I thought it deserved to be a Top 10 hit too, but at least it was a slow burner in the UK. :)