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Official Singles Chart on 1/5/2020

1 May 2020 - 7 May 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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Gary Lee

0

Juice Wrld. How utterly sad that he is no longer with us. The lad had so much more to offer. What a talent. RIP buddy.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

0

Take a final look at the chart, everyone. It’s 17:45pm. :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

1

Time for some hits! :)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2zToEPpFEN8

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Richard Clarkson

0

Heartless by The Weeknd is not on NOW! 105 😠

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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, doesn’t it. I tweaked the tracklist for fun and replaced one Weeknd song (BL) for two of his (Heartless included). I can screenshot my tweaked tracklist?

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Piran

5

Emoji Challenge Results...

SONG 1: 💔 ⬆️ 🎵 ('Break Up Song') [correctly guessed first by Coolocelot]
SONG 2: ➡️ 🏙️ ⬅️ ('This City') [correctly guessed first by George]
SONG 3: 👧 (🌍) ('Only Girl In The World') [correctly guessed first by Gordon]
SONG 4: 🛹 👦 ('Sk8er Boi') [correctly guessed first by Coolocelot]
SONG 5: 🥇 U ('Best Of You')
SONG 6: 🍫 ('Chocolate') [correctly guessed first by Coolocelot]
SONG 7: 🌞 👦 👦 👦 🏖️ [correctly guessed first by Coolocelot]
SONG 8: 🗣️ Piran ('Say My Name') [correctly guessed first by David]
SONG 9: 13-19 💭 ('Teenage Dream') [correctly guessed first by Fintendo]
SONG 10: 🔥 🌊 ('Heatwave') [correctly guessed first by Cameron]

Scores:
Coolocelot: 4 (Winner) 🥇
George: 1 (6:36pm) 🥈
Fintendo: 1 (6:39pm) 🥉
David: 1 (7:09pm)
Gordon: 1 (8:41pm)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

1

Another gold! Woop woop! :D
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ntG50eXbBtc

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Piran

2

That's six wins for you since I started this leaderboard! ;)

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Fintendo

2

Bronze for second week in a row! Well done Coolocelot!

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Piran

0

Nice one mate! Your goal is to get either silver or gold in the next one, haha. ;)

Congrats Coolocelot!

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Pablo Montolivo

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#https://rateyourmusic.com/list/LennonJagger/top-40-best-pop-singles-1-may-2020-weekly-updated/

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Richard Clarkson

0

Where are all the Christmas songs?

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Jacob Stepaschko

1

Is this one of the biggest falls from #1 ever? I tried to look at comments, but like someone else said, 278 comments is way too much and many of them are completely irrelevant.

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Rector

2

Nope. I think the biggest was 3 Lions where it fell from 1-97.

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Richard Clarkson

2

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DyDfgMOUjCI. Great song 😀

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Richard Clarkson

0

I am going post some old songs on here.

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Richard Clarkson

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v0KpfrJE4zw

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Alpha Beeta

3

KSI's Houdini is fire.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

1

I’m blasting this every Thursday in support of the NHS! Can you get this in the charts please? It’s amazing!!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cvhfq3eF2gI
Oh, and keep playing Righteous.

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gabriel ronzetti

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C' MON BRITISH PEOPLE, MORE DANCE MORE POP, MORE HOUSE............IN THIS MOMENT THE WORLD NEED THIS KIND OF MUSIC......... NO THE HIP HOP AND THE TRAP, IS VERY DARK, IS NO GOOD .... MY DREAM IS TO SEE ANOTHER KIND OF CHART WITH FOR EXAMPLE DUKE DUMONT, IN THE TOP TEN JESSY WARE SPOTLIGTH... IS VERY BRITISH STYLE .......... SO ????? FOR ME IS NOT REAL THIS CHART, IS BETTER ITUNES O SHAZAM......OR SOMETHING STRANGE HAPPEN IN YOUR CONTRY

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Reece Allen

1

A big cheer to 220 Kid reaching the top 40 with Don't Need Love, it's easily one of my favourite songs this year and I thought it would impact the chart well!

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Ronald van Veen

1

I hoped the new Pet Shop Boys single would be a new entry in the top 100...

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Damián

0

Me too!

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Richard Clarkson

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MkQK83Tf9so legendary song!

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A Taste Of International Music

-2

Why do we need 233 comments here after 5 hours of the new charts being published?! It's a little exhausting. There could be interesting comments among those, but this gets a little ridiculous!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I’m about to play Forza shortly - this is what’s on my mix:

Clap Your Hands - Le Youth ft Ava Max 🔥
17 - MK
Righteous - Juice WRLD 🔥
XO Tour Llif3 - Lil Uzi Vert
Be Kind - Marshmello & Halsey 🔥
Roses - SAINt JHN & Imanbek
Toosie Slide - Drake (sorry Mateusz!)
Poppin - KSI ft Smokepurpp & Lil Pump (sorry Piran!)
Stupid Love - Lady Gaga
The Box - Roddy Ricch
ROCKSTAR - DaBaby ft Roddy Ricch 🔥
A majority of Billie Eilish & EMINEM
Rover - S1mba ft DTG 🔥
Say So - Doja Cat

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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And the After Drive mix:

Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish
Death Bed (Coffee For Your Head) - Powfu ft Beabadoobee
More - Halsey
If The World Was Ending - JP Saxe ft Julia Michaels 🔥
Jocelyn Flores - XXXTENTACION
Wine - B Young 🔥
The Box / 223s / PTSD / No Idea (Lofi Remix by Zeuz Makes Music on YouTube)

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Fintendo

2

Good playlist, really liking Be Kind and 17, (17 by MK, Cola by Camelphat and White Noise by Disclosure are my favourite songs of all time), Forza Horizon 4 on PC is amazing!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Thanks! Glad you like my playlist. Be Kind has potential to be another perfect score from me as a huge fan of Halsey! I play Forza Horizon 4 on my Xbox One though.

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Fintendo

1

Fair enough, Be Kind has potential for song of the summer like Closer!

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David N'jama

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THIS IS OFFICIALLY THE BEST CHART WEEK OF 2020

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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And that’s overshadowed by Righteous which is the best song in the Top 40... PERIODT! ;)

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David N'jama

4

RIP to Juice

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Piran

4

Guys, I'm signing off now, but I'll be back on either later this evening or over the weekend.

Take care! :D

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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See you soon mate! :)

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Piran

1

Chat soon! :)

Looks like this week's OCC article is getting even more comments than Headline Planet, haha.

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eternalricardo

1

KSI - Houdini - 6.5/10
Travis Scott, Kid Cudi - The Scotts - 7/10
Juice WRLD - Righteous - 8.5/10

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Glad to see a positive score for The Scotts and Righteous, both are gonna be streamed a lot from me! :D

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eternalricardo

1

Same! Righteous is great, and I think it could even grow on me even more in the future! I do like The Scotts, however If the track was longer, and maybe without the Kid Cudi feature I would've definitely scored it higher.

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Piran

3

Emoji Challenge starts in two minutes!

Songs will be in reply to this post,

Coolocelot, are you going to win again? ;)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Hopefully! ;)

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Piran

0

SONG 1: 💔 ⬆️ 🎵

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Piran

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SONG 2: ➡️ 🏙️ ⬅️

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Break Up Song by Little Mix (3/10)

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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: 🥇 U

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I’m also gonna rate every song I guess! Bonus! ;)

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Piran

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SONG 6: 🍫

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Piran

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SONG 7: 🌞 👦 👦 👦 🏖️

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Sk8er Boi by Avril Lavigne (6/10)

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Piran

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SONG 8: 🗣️ Piran

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Piran

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SONG 9: 13-19 💭

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Call My Name by Cheryl (8/10)

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Piran

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SONG 10: 🔥 🌊

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Piran

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Disagree with the rating, but correct! ;)

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Piran

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Also correct! :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Chocolate by The 1975 (8/10)

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Piran

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Close, but no! ;)

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Cameron

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Heatwave by Wiley

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Piran

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Yes! Happy with the rating too. :)

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Piran

0

Correct! :D

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Fintendo

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Chocolate by Kylie Monigue?

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Fintendo

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Teenage dream by Katy perry

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Piran

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Correct! :D

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Cameron

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Summer by Calvin Harris

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Cameron

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Gold by Spandau Ballet

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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The Boys Of Summer (don’t know)

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Fintendo

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Barbie world by aqua?

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Fintendo

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Call out My Name by The Weeknd (,great song and artist)

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David N'jama

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Say my Name - Destiny's Child

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GordonGekko

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Rihanna - Only Girl In The World

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Piran

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No, David got it! ;)

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Piran

1

Correct! :D

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Piran

0

Not that one, but good guess! ;)

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Piran

1

That's the one! :D

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Fintendo

1

Ahh, at least I got one right!

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Piran

0

No, but to be fair, this was the most difficult one to guess in my opinion.

I'm posting the answers in a few minutes! :)

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Piran

0

No, but not a bad guess! :)

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Piran

1

Correct! :D

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Piran

0

Not only that, but you also got a bronze medal this week! ;)

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Rector

2

With five of the Top 10 cleared, it will almost certainly give Drake a default #1 next week :(

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Fintendo

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He released a mixtape at midnight, I'm expecting a few of them to appear.

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Rector

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Sales are up in my profile!

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Richard Clarkson

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Birthday by Anne-marie was a briliant song.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Ew ew ew ew EWWWW! Why that of all Anne-Marie songs?

JC

Jeremy Clarkson

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Anyway, Myself, Richard Hammond and James May are going to do a TV show about music.

JC

Jeremy Clarkson

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To Richard Clarkson, Leave Frank alone!!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Jeremy is gonna be the Superman of today and save Frank from verbal harassment! 😂😂😂

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Alex Peters

2

Kings & Queens made it
A WIN

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Rector

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The following songs will be on ACR next week:

Birthday
Don't Start Now
Physical
Lonely
Intentions
Stupid Love
Boyfriend
No Judgement
High Fashion
Roses
Sunday Best
React
Blinding Lights
The Take

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I’m doing a happy dance right now!!! Birthday by Anne-Marie on ACR! Let’s hope it never re-enters again!

Guys, come over here, there’s free popcorn for this occasion:
🍿

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Rector

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🤣

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Piran

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I thought you were going to be happier about the second to last song... :P

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Blinding Lights does , true, but Birthday is an absolute freak show and it never should have been thought of lol.

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Piran

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Yeah, but I'd have thought you'd be more annoyed at 'Blinding Lights' as it spent eight weeks at #1, while 'Birthday' didn't get very high in the Top 40 at all.

I know you gave the former a 2/10 & the latter a 0/10, but still, haha! :D

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Piran

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Emoji Challenge coming up in a few minutes in another comment! :D

Before we get to that, my new personal chart: https://crownnote.com/charts/piran-delves/pirans-top-50-11

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Richard Clarkson

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The Sales chart is the proper chart.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Mamma Mia, here we go again, mama, this chart is the real chart! :P

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Piran

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Um... no, this is the proper chart.

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Piran

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Haha, this reminds me of the comments thread from a few years ago! :P

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blobfishy

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NEW ENTRIES BEST TO WORST
The 1975- If You're Too Shy (Let Me Know) [10*/10]
THE SCOTTS- THE SCOTTS [9/10]
Juice WRLD- Righteous [5/10]
KSI Ft. Swarmz & Tion Wayne- Houdini [5/10]
220 KID & GRACEY- Don't Need Love [4/10]
Ava Max- Kings & Queens [4/10]
Personal Chart: http://crownnote.com/users/blobfishy
"Time Like These" was a bad choice for the Radio 1 song
See Ya Next Week!

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Piran

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"The 1975- If You're Too Shy (Let Me Know) [10*/10]"

Yes!!! It's amazing! :D

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blobfishy

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Not even my favourite single from NOACF either!

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Piran

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What's your favourite? Either way, this album is going to be awesome! :)

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blobfishy

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1) Me & Together Song
2) If You're Too Shy (Let Me Know)
3) People
4) The Birthday Party
5) Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America
6) Frail State Of Mind

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Piran

1

'Me & You Together' was also a song that nearly hit the top of my charts! :D

It's kind of incredible how 'If You're Too Shy [Let Me Know]' is their highest charting song to date.

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blobfishy

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Yeah as good as the new singles are "The Sound" will always be their signature song

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Eh, weak 6/10 from me.

I get why people love it, but the instrumentation stands out more (except from that facepalming sax) and Matt’s vocals aren’t good. I like the lyrics though. On first impressions I liked it.

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Piran

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Hey mate! :)

Sorry I wasn't on yesterday, but I dedicated my free time to discovering new music by looking through the European charts.

Anyway, among the English language songs, this upcoming Swedish hit was my personal favourite...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqU0NCl62Xo

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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REVIEW!!!
Hello peeps, it’s CoolOcelot here (again, on the regular) and I’m back to deliver a review from my home. I will be reviewing the new entries like usual - lined up is Travis Scott, KSI, Juice WRLD, Ava Max and The 1975 so, from the former three being amazing rappers, it should be a good week, I guess. Also, the Live Lounge Allstars at #1 is such amazing news!!! Hope to never ever see Blinding Lights again. Let’s get into it, shall we?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Up next at #6, we have "Houdini" by KSI, Swarmz & Tion Wayne, the worst of the week. His YouTube channel is funny, so please go and subscribe, and his music has been on good forms recently - "Down Like That" was fire, "Poppin" grew on me a lot, but I found "Wake Up Call" a bit underwhelming. But this? Eh, not for me. KSI’s delivery is kind of boring at times, Swarmz did this sort of thing better on "Bally" and Tion Wayne wastes all his potential by sounding annoying. The beat takes some time to stick with you by the end of the song. KSI has delivered better in the past, but like Poppin, this might grow on me. Until then, I’m not a fan. 4/10!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Coming in at #11 is Travis Scott & Kid Cudi with "The Scotts"! Ooh, this should be an interesting one, as Travis is an amazing rapper though this came from the online video game Fortnite. And the outcome is really good! Of course, the melody is muted, but the ominous beat comes in with a beep playing through the song. Travis Scott and Kid Cudi both have great chemistry too and their flows are executed well! Regarding Travis, I usually hate it when artists use too much Autotune (the fact that Camila Cabello does it is pathetic) but I just love Travis’ vocals here! This was a great song, solid 8/10. But maybe I’ll stick to Forza Horizon 4 or Minecraft?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Joy has ran through my blood as Juice WRLD’s first posthumous song "Righteous" enters at #26 and is the best of the week. Me adoring this song so much just goes to show how much I miss Juice WRLD! Well firstly, hearing his voice here gave me goosebumps and his delivery reminds me of Post Malone’s "Circles", only better!! And then there’s the beat which blessed my eardrums, being more mellow than I thought it was gonna be! And the lyrics are emotional too, like all Juice WRLD songs. Juice, I hope you’re reading this in heaven, but this song proves that you were the greatest rapper of my generation (along with Kendrick) and this made me more emotional than You’ll Never Walk Alone! Rest easy, you legend. 999 forever. This song itself gets a 10/10.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Rising up from 42-39 is Ava Max with "Kings & Queens", at last! Now this song has been a favourite of the users on here, but you’re gonna hear my opinion... it’s okay. Of course, Ava’s vocals in that anthemic hook are really powerful which is a good sign. Though while the production is good, I’m tired of Ava using the same beat every time, though the snare does have some echo. Oh, and I’ve dug deeper into the song and it’s just another feminist anthem! I can see the appeal, but I’ll stick to "Clap Your Hands" or many of the trap songs we’re getting right now. 6/10!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I didn’t have much to say about "Don’t Need Love" at #38, but that song gets a light 5/10 on first listen.

And that’s it, I guess! On the albums side of things, Dua has reclaimed the #1. Hopefully next week we’ll see that amazing new song from Marshmello & Halsey "Be Kind", and I will deliver another review. On top of that though, who wants to see my review for "SICKO MODE" by Travis Scott later tonight? Until then, take care! ✌️

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Going in at #14 is The 1975 with "If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)"... this is a cool indie record, but it could have been better! I’m not sure how to feel about the intro (that lasts about 47 seconds) but then we get a nice melody coming from the guitars, then the drums kick in, forming a nice beat, as well as lyrics about a girl who Matt who is a bit obsessed with. Then we have Matt’s vocals, which aren’t good at all and he’s delivered much better in the past, and a saxophone towards the end that doesn’t fit! So I’m bumping this down to a light 6/10. It had so much potential!

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Alpha Beeta

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I disagree, Houdini is the best new entry imo, way better than The Scotts.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I get the appeal, but dancehall music isn’t for me. I personally prefer Down Like That. I do think Houdini might grow on me in the same way that Poppin did. Still looking forward to that new album of his coming soon!

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Piran

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From ChartData...

https://twitter.com/chartdata/status/1256255945249894405

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Marcothedonjuan

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Yes congrats! I love all-time lists! And to Mariah Carey, WHAM!, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran and Frankie Goes To Hollywood!!! :)

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David N'jama

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AWesome

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GordonGekko

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Nice!

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Kasper Elbjørn

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Nice. I can’t believe no one mentions The Rolling Stones. It’s their first entry in eights years. Their chart span is now 56 years, 9 months and 24 days

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Piran

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Probably because it didn't chart very high unfortunately, but yeah, good to see them back in the Top 100! :)

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Piran

1

Yeah, so happy for Dua! :D

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Piran

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Yeah, a song this good deserves it! ;)

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Piran

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I don't see it spending any more weeks in the Top 10, but for a hit that didn't even reach #1 in the UK, what an amazing chart run! :D

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Cameron

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Yes what a great number one!

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Piran

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WEEKLY CHART REVIEW (01/05/2020 - 07/05/2020)

This week, we got one of the busiest charts of the year so far, but it’s also easily one of the best!

Obviously, the news that’ll grab the headlines is the new #1. Like last week, it’s a highly significant moment not only for Official Chart history, but also in the fight against Covid-19! As for the chart highlights… well, it’s the first time a charity single has replaced another at the top since November 2014, it's among one of the biggest debut weeks of 2020 so far, it gives 12 acts their first #1 single in the country (stated in another comment) & it’s the first ever #1 single for Radio 1 as a whole.

As for my opinion on the song itself, man, it’s something special! To be honest, the fact that how the lyrics cover a Foo Fighters classic in how love & persistence will get us through these unusual times is inspiring enough, but what really sounds out about this charity single are the artists! Outside of the incredible passion of AJ Tracey’s rap verse, the artists here seem to be either pop or rock, but there’s also a mix of household names & upcoming artists, as well as a mix of British & international names that are big in music right now. So many artists here are making different styles of music, so the fact that the harmonisation is perfect here just blew me away entirely & especially that the emotion all of the artists are showing is only highlighted over the twinkling production, which somehow gives this an even more magical feel, especially when you consider some artists here recorded this over an iPhone or computer rather than in an expensive studio! My only criticism is that they only gave Sigrid two words to herself because she deserves so much more than that given her talent, but I’m still delighted she’s here regardless. Ultimately, the biggest winner to this song is that it’s raising even more money for the people who need it most right now! You know something special has happened when this song even hits #1 on Radio 1’s rival chart show & I absolutely adore this collaborative effort too, especially when it’s for such a powerful cause… strong 9/10!

However, that’s somehow not even the best debut of the week for me, because my goodness! I’ve been showing huge support for The 1975 for a while now in the build-up to their upcoming fourth studio album later this month, but this might be among the highlights of their discography for me. Again, one of the things I respect Matty Healy for as a frontman is his honesty & how he’s so open about his personal issues, but in a way that reassures others who are going through the same thing, instead of just shoving those issues in your face! Now, on the surface, you’d just think this was another song where a girl trying to get intimate with him & he certainly wants to interact with her sensually… but is too nervous to get to know her on a personal level! You can see that he’s actually trying to make an effort to get closer to her, rather than just taking her to bed & moving on, like entirely too many songs on this chart are filled off. Even then, along with Matty Healy just being able to sell this really convincingly, the production is what really stunned me here! I’ve always thought The 1975 made their most compelling music when they made up-tempo, arena rock smashes, but what makes this different to all of those are the heavier rollicks of guitar & the blaring horns, along with a sax solo in the bridge that gave me ‘The Sound’ flashbacks, you know, one of their signature hits. Once again, despite being a pop-rock band, they threw in some jazz elements here & it still rocked! Yeah, it only took me a couple of listens to understand why this was a fan favourite at the concerts the band did at the start of the year, because it’s amazing! It’s a shame it didn’t become the Top 10 like the update suggested it might. It will get from me though, 10/10!

So those were the two new entries which I just had to rave about, now onto the songs that I won’t do full reviews for…

Firstly, there are still two more songs that I wouldn’t say I love, but still like! The first being ‘Kings & Queens’ finally breaking into the Top 40 after two weeks of barely missing out. With this, it’s kind of feminist anthem that actually has some punch to it, with a mix of ABBA & Lady Gaga inspired production that’d be the ideal fit for discos whenever this lockdown ends. Not only that, but Ava Max continues to show off her consistently impressive vocal range! Strong 8/10 for this one.

The other big climber that makes a gain into the Top 40 for the first time is the newest dance smash with even more momentum, ‘Don’t Need Love’ by 220KID & Gracey! Unlike most rising bangers, this is the kind of one that would’ve hit the club scene a lot quicker if it weren’t for the lockdown, especially with the fuzzy & spacy drop courtesy of 220KID. Even Gracey provides the right kind of dark melody for this, as she describes how lonely she is in general, but still tries to be adventurous when she’s out. In other words, whether or not things start to return to normal over the summer, I have the feeling a lot of EDM fans will be blasting this over the next few months, including me! Solid 8/10.

As for the rap songs, starting with ‘Houdini’, woah… what an improvement over ‘Poppin’! Okay, I know you can’t exactly get much worse than that song, haha, but in all seriousness, this is genuinely decent & I’m amazed that it charted this high given his chart run with his most recent singles. I guess the two big changes are swapping out the imcopentent American rappers Lil Pump & Smokepurpp with insufferable trap production, for two new grime artists & a tropical beat that really packs a punch, making the bragging actually sound fun for once. Light 7/10!

I’d even give ‘Righteous’ a pass too! The smoother trap beat & guitar plucks that open the song immediately told me that this is going to have a much more depressing tone, but what really brought me with a moment of sadness is how the content describes Juice WRLD’s battle with drugs & that he knew it could all end very soon, which is unfortunately what happened. The disappointing part is that this could've been the point where I was really won over by his music, but his voice… I’m sorry, I’ll never get behind that with the painful wailing which has never really changed from him, even when he was alive! That’s going to knock some points off sadly, but it’s still not bad by any means & at least I understand the appeal more, even if it’s still not my kind of music. Light 6/10!

Unfortunately, one debut that won’t be getting a high score at all is ‘The Scotts’! I feel like every song that Travis Scott releases is slathered with auto-tune & takes stabs at law enforcement or their opponents, which doesn’t really give me any signs of artistic development here. Even Kid Cudi doesn’t sound all that memorable over the grating synthesizer which alternates between having a dull crisp sound, to a twinkle that is pitched so high that it almost drowns everything else out, even the bassline! There’s apparently some hype behind this among critics, but no, not me, not at all. Strong 2/10!

Other things I want to shout-out about this week is Dua Lipa technically getting the chart double, as she part of the #1 song of the week & has the #1 album of the week all to herself! I’m also pleased to see ‘Death Bed’ finally in the Top 5.

Next week, expect ‘Savage’ & ‘Say So’ to get considerable gains thanks to both hits getting remixes, while ‘Times Like These’ could contend for another week at #1 looking at how well the sales numbers are holding up (although it’s going to be tight!).

As always, stay safe everyone! :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Firstly, 5 upvotes in a few seconds lol.
Secondly, I’ve prepared a review, it’s coming up in three, two, one...
Thirdly, The Scotts is a 2/10? And Righteous only a 6? Come on man. :P

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Piran

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Yeah, that's absolutely crazy! Just shows how much this forum has made a comeback lately. :)

I'll check out your review either later or tomorrow, as I don't think I'll be on for too long this evening.

I know you gave a perfect score to 'Righteous', haha. I did like the song for the most part outside of the underwhelming vocals!

'The Scotts' was appalling! Not going to be happy seeing this at #1 on the Hot 100 next Monday at all.

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Tom

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Lol u said swarmz and tion Wayne were grime artists. Not all UK rap is grime

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Piran

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'Houdini' is a British hip-hop & Afroswing song, the latter of which is heavily influenced by grime...

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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AYY!!! We did it! Thank you Radio 1, thank you Britain, and in celebration of this amazing news, I’ve got a review coming up - who wants to see it later on? ;)

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Piran

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Artists that earn their first UK #1 single today…

Biffy Clyro
Celeste
Dermot Kennedy
Foo Fighters
Grace Carter
Hailee Steinfeld
Mabel
Rag’n’Bone Man
Royal Blood
Sam Fender
Sigrid
YUNGBLUD

That’s a really amazing list overall, especially: Hailee Steinfeld, Sigrid & Dermot Kennedy! You all know how much I’ve been cheering those three on, ever since they landed their first chart hits. :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I’ve been focused on Sam Fender for some time now, so it’s great that he’s collected his first #1! Happy for Hailee, Dermot, Mabel and the Foos too. :D

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Tom

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Lol wut about aj. His top was 3

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Oh yeah I forgot about AJ Tracey. Happy to see him get his first #1 too.

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Piran

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I've been following Sam Fender since he won the BRIT's Critics Choice Award back in 2018! :D

By the way, my chart predictions are up now...

#1: The 1975 - If You're Too Shy [Let Me Know] (=) [632] v
#2: Regi ft Jake Reese & OT - Kom Wat Dichterbij (debut) ^ [550]
#3: Smith & Thell - Goliath (debut) ^ [535]
#4: Live Lounge Allstars - Times Like These (-2) v [522]
#5: Le Youth ft Ava Max - Clap Your Hands (-2) v [507]
#6: Surf Mesa ft Emilee - ily [i love you baby] (+42) ^ [500]
#7: Kygo ft Zara Larsson & Tyga - Like It Is (-2) v [485]
#8: Loud Luxury ft Brando - Gummy (-2) v [470]
#9: 220KID & Gracey - Don't Need Love (-2) -- [468]
#10: The Weeknd - Blinding Lights (+3) ^ [460]

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Fintendo

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Well done BBC, you beat a twenty-two week old song with no promo, after repeated promotion through everyone at BBC and all the artists respective fanbase! Sorry if I sound salty, it's good for charity, but it was way too biased and Blinding Lights is one of the best songs of the past few years and I'm a big Weeknd fan. Looking forward to the charts in the next few weeks with lots of new entries!

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Piran

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YES!!! WE DID IT!!! :D

I say "we", because while all 24 artists here have made something absolutely beautiful, the British public have played their part by downloading or streaming this song, as every person doing so has helped the most vulnerable people of our country when they need it most.

Seeing a song recorded in this way is absolutely incredible, Covid-19 can't stop the music industry from making something wonderful!