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Official Singles Chart on 22/5/2020

22 May 2020 - 28 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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hrts4sim

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Stream AGUST D DAECWHITA ARMY💜💜

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Results for my personal charts will be revealed in a few minutes...

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Surf Mesa & Emilee collect their first #1 on my charts with “ily (i love you baby”.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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The rest of my Top 10 follows like this:

1) ily (i love you baby) - Surf Mesa ft Emilee (new)
2) A Moment Apart - ODESZA (new)
3) Someday - Lliam + Latroit (+1)
4) Be Kind - Marshmello & Halsey (-3)
5) Rover - S1mba ft DTG (+5)
6) If The World Was Ending - JP Saxe ft Julia Michaels (-3)
7) ROCKSTAR - DaBaby ft Roddy a Ricch (-5)
8) THE SCOTTS - Travis Scott & Kid Cudi (+34)
9) Life Is Good - Future ft Drake (+5)
10) Say So - Doja Cat (-2)

The full Top 50 will be revealed on Crownnote tonight! :)

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Piran

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Awesome seeing 'ily (i love you baby)' debut at #1. I've actually known about this song for a few weeks now, so it's cool to see you love this so much out of nowhere! :D

Incredibly, I have a 'Forza Horizon 4' track atop my chart this week, but you didn't in yours.

I also like 'Rover' entering the Top 5 too!

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Jstar

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This is from Buzzjack

UK Midweeks:
(Missing Apple, Spotify and YT for Wed)

1. ROM 51,670
2. Rockstar 43,467

Yeah UK #1 is on lock at this point

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Marcothedonjuan

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Hey Jstar, how are you doing buddy? AWESOME news!!!! :)

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Jstar

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I'm doing great, you probably know why lol.

I hope you are well this morning? Well actually in the U.K it would be afternoon now haha.

It is also predicted to debut at number 1 in the U.S also which is fantastic. Also Gaga's album is little over 13hrs of being released in the U.S. She also released a promo single with Blackpink today. I actually haven't heard it yet. I want to save it for the album tomorrow. But it will be a fun week next week.

PS, I was listening to Yummy yesterday, I really don't care how most people feel. I really enjoy the song.

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Marcothedonjuan

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Everything you just said put a huge smile on my face!!! :) I can't wait!!!! TWO of my favorite online CD retailers have sold-out of Chromatica CD's and Target has "Pre-Orders Sold-Out" right now on their website. I just checked these sites again, still sold-out. :) Also, yes...Yummy is my jam. :)

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Jstar

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Yeah you got that Yummy Yum lol. Also in the U.S Intentions has actually done really well. It may not have peaked in the top 5 but it has spent 12 weeks in the top 10 which is amazing.

Something tells me this might be her biggest album since Born This Way which would be really cool. It should have a lot of support the first week. And if Rain on Me continues to be a big hit throughout the summer that will only help it even more.

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Marcothedonjuan

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Justin Bieber has not left the Top 10 of the Hot 100 but for only two weeks since last MAY. Only two weeks he has not been in the Top 10 in over a year now. Since I Don't Care last May. Some people pretend like they don't see it. haha

I adore my Gaga!!! Born This Way is classic at this point. I love everything about Rain On Me. It's borderline iconic already. Her and Ariana look great together. It's a spiritual experience to me. I listen to it like this. haha :)
https://rs500challenge.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/abba.jpg

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Jstar

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Wow that is amazing for JB, I didn't know he has basically been in the top 10 for that long. That is crazy good.

I love the way you listen to the song haha.

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Marcothedonjuan

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Yeah, him and Post Malone basically bought a home in the Top 10 of the Hot 100. LOL Thanks! :)

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Jstar

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Yes they have bought a house lol. Well I am continuing my Gaga marathon binge today. I have been listening to all her albums this week. I will finish it off today. If we don't talk later on I hope to see you tomorrow to hopefully celebrate a number 1 debut in the U.K.

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Marcothedonjuan

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I am still streaming Rain On Me strong as the first day. Lady Gaga has the Top 2 songs at iTunes right now. :) I'll be online today so keep me updated on all things Gaga. And I won't miss her at No. 1 for the world!! :)

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Fintendo

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Didn't know there was a forum for music sales! Will join that, thanks for saying about it!

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Marcothedonjuan

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The Lady returns in 5 minutes to where she belongs. :)

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Jstar

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Your right Marco lol.

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Marcothedonjuan

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I'm ready. :)

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Piran

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I'm so glad all of you here on the singles chart are friendly people, unlike these immature & disrespectful trolls on the albums chart article: https://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/the-1975-and-ksi-go-head-to-head-for-this-week-s-number-1-album__29845/

Buy & stream 'Notes On A Conditional Form' so that this doesn't happen to us again on Friday! :P
(also because it's a really awesome album!)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Let KSI keep his hair!

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Piran

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I'd laugh if he gets the #1 album tomorrow & doesn't end up shaving it! :D

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Oh, just imagine the look on those morons’ faces when KSI ends up at #2... that would make my weekend! 😂😂😂

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Piran

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Haha, trust me, I would rip into them so much! :D

Of course, I wouldn't do this to any other artist nor their fanbase, but when a group of trolls gang up on people that aren't in their demographic, they deserve it.

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Piran

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Mate, I'm getting excited here! :D

Look at today's predictions from BuzzJack! Jstar already mentioned the incredible news about the singles chart a bit earlier, but that albums chart result is looking promising too.

http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?s=6dbaff4e96fcd5946a9b10651f9788d6&showtopic=234506

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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PIRAN... KSI IS KEEPING HIS HAIR!!!

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Piran

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Even better... THE 1975 SCORE THEIR FOURTH #1 ALBUM!!! :D

I'm literally shaking with excitement & relief! We proved the haters wrong mate!!!

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Piran

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Emoji Challenge Results...

Weekly Theme: Eurovision Winners [correctly guessed first by Coolocelot] +3

SONG 1: 💧 ⬇️ ('Only Teardrops') [correctly guessed first by Hulnia] +1
SONG 2: 🛰️ ('Satellite') [correctly guessed first by Coolocelot] +1
SONG 3: 🧚 📖 ('Fairytale') [correctly guessed first by Hulnia] +1
SONG 4: 🤘🙏 ('Hard Rock Hallelujah') [correctly guessed first by Hulnia] +1
SONG 5: ❤️ 💡 ('Love Shine A Light') [correctly guessed first by Coolocelot] +1
SONG 6: 🌊 🚽 ('Waterloo') [correctly guessed first by Hulnia] +1
SONG 7: 🏃 😱 ('Running Scared') [correctly guessed first by Coolocelot] +1
SONG 8: 🗣️ ('The Voice') [correctly guessed first by Cameron] +1
SONG 9: ✋💋 4 👨 ('Save Your Kisses For Me') [correctly guessed first by Hulnia] +1
SONG 10: ⬆️ 🔥 🐦 ('Rise Like A Phoenix') [correctly guessed first by Hulnia] +1

Scores:
Coolocelot: 6 (Winner) 🥇
Hulnia: 6 🥈
Cameron: 1 🥉

Right, Coolocelot & Hulnia, we've got a tie-break to determine which one of you will get the gold medal & which one of you will get the silver medal.

Your tie-break song will appear in the replies to this comment in a couple of minutes, but it will not be related to this week's theme!

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Piran

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TIE-BREAK SONG: 🥳 👧

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Party Girl by StaySolidRocky? ;)

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old account

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Birthday Girl?

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Piran

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Coolocelot wins! :D

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Piran

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You were so close! It was 'Party Girl' by StaySolidRocky.

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old account

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GG! Was gonna guess this at first but you beat me to it lol.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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GG! :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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You played well.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Two things to celebrate! Comment 1000 on Headline Planet and now this! :D

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Piran

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Haha, sounds like a good Sunday evening for you then! ;)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Who remembers this banger from Deadmau5? Appeared on NOW! 74 too. ;)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h7ArUgxtlJs

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Oh, when I was younger, like really young, my playlist was just Deadmau5, EMINEM, and whatever was on the latest NOW! album (74-81 to be exact)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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This atrocity...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s0PCMNels-s
...is my SIXTH 0/10. Do not play unless you want your ears to start ringing. >:(

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old account

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Personally, I'm fan of this guy, but I can 100 percent see why that's an unpopular opnion.

This is proably his worst song though.

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Phillip John Heslop

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Anyone heard the track by Joris Johnson- We have a plan.
It's really a great club tune and shows the usual UK spirit.
It's in the Scottish top 40... not in the UK one though which is weird to me?

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Adam

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Music is dead. All these songs are utter toilet.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Well, just noticed the end of the world is coming - Melanie Martinez is at #78! 😂

Seriously though, I don’t know how it got in the charts and it needs to tank. :/

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pepperoni boy

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Getting to the charts late today, but anyway, let’s go. Rockstar clings on for another week despite having no video, somehow Stuck With U and GOOBA stay in the top 10, and we have 12 new entries to have a peek at! So let’s get right in, using the same format as last week despite how unreadable it may be, to get past the spam filter.
Let’s start with #96 – “Guys” by the 1975, a band who never seem to fail to notch a charting song, and who have seemingly dipped their toes into all manner of genres across the year so far. However, after hearing this I’m definitely gonna be looking forward to 1975 songs charting in the future, because frankly, this is great. It’s a song which is absurdly sappy, completely unashamed to revel in unadulterated emotion, the singer pours his heart out for his fellow bandmates and declares “you guys are the best things that ever happened to me”. It’s a beautiful sentiment delivered in a gorgeously soft vocal timbre, and over pillowy instrumentation that includes just a touch of fluttering pianos and string embellishments to create such a warm, enveloping mix. This song hits all the right notes, it’s definitely a blissful oasis in these strange times. For me, a decent 7/10. At #95 we have “Bad Luck” by SL. I have to say I was surprised to hear Kenny Beats’ tag. He does ok here, the beat is very lethargic, just a flute line and a slow knock, but it’s dynamic enough not to lose my interest. SL sounds half-asleep to match the beat. I can see how it could kind of work, but overall it’s just ok. Decent 5/10.
At #91 we have “Flex” by Polo G and Juice WRLD, and yeah, this ain’t it. The production here is garbage, it’s completely lifeless and stiff, the guitar loop gets annoying, the bass is grating against it, overall it doesn’t come together and sounds completely cheap. Juice WRLD’s verse would be fine paired with some more organic production with more space in the mix, this completely suffocates him. And Polo G uses the same flow for the verse and chorus and sounds about as stiff as the beat underneath him. This is grating. Bad news, decent 4/10 and that’s being charitable. At #85 we have “Trillionaire” by Future and YoungBoy Never Broke Again, and this isn’t particularly good either. The production does the bare minimum, some melancholic keys and some bass that’s somewhat suffocated, not much groove here. The main problem is the absence of a good hook to make this more interesting to listen to because without it, this is pretty tedious. Future and YoungBoy have no vocal chemistry and could pretty much switch out for each other. It’s definitely better than “Flex” but, pretty much just filler, and not good filler either. Strong 4/10.
At #82 we have “X” by the Jonas Brothers and KAROL G. I’m gonna be pretty charitable towards this, because it has a REALLY strong hook. In fact, the whole song, from a songwriting point of view, has pop excellence written all over it, more writing like this and I won’t feel like the Jonas Brothers reunion is so pointless anymore. The KAROL G feature was tasteful, the song has a danceable beat, the ingredients are here, but I can’t help but feel like the production ruins this one. Again, as I’ve said for other songs here, it feels lifeless, just a bit too artificial. We need a stronger bass groove here, the brass needs to be better incorporated, the sound isn’t enveloping enough, it’s not tangible enough. For me, a strong 5/10. Probably with room to grow because the hook is great. One of the best Jonas Brothers reunion songs so far if not the best. At #81, “Will” by Joyner Lucas, and I’m gonna assume it’s the remix with Will Smith that has this charting, so apologies if that’s wrong. Anyway, I’m seriously surprised by the quality of this. Will Smith spat an amazing verse, it really has to be heard to be believed. He sounds so genuine in everything he’s saying, acting as a mentor to Joyner, mentioning how he too had idols, detailing his career so far. He really makes the listener root for him, relish in his successes, every line he delivers flawlessly, he sounds like he really means what he’s saying. This isn’t just a phoned in verse, he really tried here to deliver something honest and heartfelt and it really worked, and his dynamic flows and vocal delivery are too. The production is standard for a hype anthem, a distorted trap knock that definitely has more bounce than some other songs we’re reviewed today. I’m not a big fan of Joyner Lucas, but he only handles the hook so there’s nothing to complain about. For me, a strong 6/10. Good stuff.
At #78: “Play Date” by Melanie Martinez. I’m gonna be honest and say I have no idea why this song is blowing up now and it’s 4 years old! The more important thing though is that it’s not at all good. The lullaby-like production isn’t as cute as she thinks it is, her heavily autotuned vocals remove all personality from her voice and what personality remains is grating. The lyrics with their analogies to toys are really trite and boring and the sentiment of the song is petty and not in the way you can root for. This is just annoying to listen to. For its competency as a song (it’s not an assault on the ears), this is a decent 4/10. But I don’t want to hear this ever again and if I do its score will probably plummet further. At #75 we have “Surrender” by Natalie Taylor. This song is 3 years old and all, but I feel like I’ve heard it before so I’m gonna assume this is here courtesy of TikTok. Anyway, Taylor’s vocal performance is decent in a pretty standard melancholic song with an ok hook. The production seems quite basic, overall doesn’t seem polished enough to really hit. The production is very…royalty-free, perhaps. There’s the kernel of a good song here, but for the moment, it’s just ok. Light 5/10.
At #65 we have “Lose Somebody” by Kygo and OneRepublic, and, well, I’ve made it no secret that I’m about the furthest possible thing from a Kygo fan. However, this is definitely one of his least detestable songs in a while. The piano build up is very tried and true, it works, the hook is pretty strong. However, to my surprise, all this momentum wasn’t instantly ruined with a mid-paced drop and distorted vocal snippets all over the place, Kygo’s calling card for sucking any and all life out of a song. Instead we get a second verse, and when the drop does come, it’s far more tasteful and puts the vocals much more front-and-centre. This reminds me a bit of the heel turn Marshmello recently provided, but a little better. This is inoffensive. Decent 5/10. At #59 we have “Solitaires” by Future and Travis Scott, and yeah, not good. The vocals are way too high in the mix for some reason, the beat is grating and just sounds tinny and flat, it compliments neither artist. The hook is garbage, there’s no focus, no structure to the song. This is just a headache. Decent 4/10.
At #43 we have “Think About Things” by Daði Freyr. I’ll admit to not being plugged into Eurovision this year, which is rather unlike me, in fact I thought it was cancelled completely. There was still enough hype around the Icelandic song though, one of the favourites, that it’s managed to chart. Sadly, however, I don’t like it. The production here is so rigid that there really is no groove to this. It’s hard to explain it, but despite the prominence of the bass in the mix, the up-tempo beat just feels so square, and I hate to use the word again but, lifeless. There’s a cute energy to the song, I like the vocals, I like the progression of the song, I just really think the production here fails spectacularly and completely squanders this song’s chances. It doesn’t make the song difficult to listen to or anything, it more just makes it completely flat and unevocative. A light 5/10 for me, about as middling as you can get. Finally, we have “Daisies” by Katy Perry at #37, a pretty low debut for her. The song itself is ok, Perry’s vocal performance is pretty strong, the production is ok, we’ve got a nice touch of guitar and some skittering percussion. The song never really gets off the ground though, there’s no build up to the final chorus which provides a payoff which doesn’t feel earned. It’s a song that just doesn’t feel like it gets off on the right foot, even if there are elements of it that are fine enough. It’s not offensive though. Decent 5/10 for me.
That leaves me giving best of the week handily to “Guys” and worst of the week is “Flex”, but good god is Melanie Martinez lucky I didn’t give it to her. Some real stinkers this week that I hope don’t stick around, but some good stuff too. Not a terrible week. Anyway, thanks for reading, have a good one!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Pepperoni Boy,
Thank you so much for ripping Melanie Martinez apart. I actually do not know how that got into the charts. I told the UK to stay far away from her (her voice is HORRIBLE) but no, they will not listen to my words. It’s a bigger shame that Drama Club was her one decent song and that never got in. It’s at #100 on the Amazon Music charts too (???) Let’s make sure Play Date tanks. I don’t know how that got in the charts.

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Pablo Montolivo

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https://rateyourmusic.com/list/LennonJagger/top-40-best-pop-singles-22-may-2020-weekly-updated/

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Joshua Sombra

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I really hope that "Stuck With U" will be on the top 5 next week because it really that it did not go on No. 1 last week and it would be great if it went on the top 5. I think it might be unlikely that it could be No.1 but you never know. We will wait and see.

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Fintendo

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Dont think so tbh, was very front loaded and streaming has been declining, rain on me could get no.1 though.

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Riley

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Buzzing secrets made the top 40!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Song 5: 💋👩

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Piran

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'I Kissed A Girl' by Katy Perry? ;)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I’ll give you that.

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Piran

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Awesome! :D

My Emoji Challenge results are coming up in a few minutes.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Song 4: 🦋🦋

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Song 3: ♾8️⃣8️⃣8️⃣

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Song 2: 📞 🇺🇸

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Time for a quick emoji challenge:

Song 1: ⛳️ 🏌️‍♂️ 📺

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Piran

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'Golf On TV' by Lennon Stella? ;)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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That’s correct! :)

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Piran

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Awesome! :D

My results are up now! I'd advise checking them out quick, you'll see why, haha.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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⚠️ WARNING ⚠️

Stay away from 645AR. He is basically a mosquito on helium. Listen to “Yoga” and “4 Da Trap” AT YOUR OWN RISK. He is horrid.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Squeaking like mice into the microphone is not music in my book.

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Rector

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Be Kind deserves to chart higher. It's a banger!

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Rector

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Songs going on ACR next week:

Harry Styles - Falling
Travis Scott - HIGHEST IN THE ROOM
Travis Scott - SICKO MODE

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Rector

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Danger (one more week of decline to ACR):

Aitch & AJ Tracey ft. Tay Keith - Rain
Dua Lipa - Break My Heart

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Riley

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I love both these songs aswell

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Alex Peters

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Ava Top 25 and new single next week!!!!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Tonight’s banger - Anne-Marie and Marshmello! Easy 10/10 and one of the best of 2018. :)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jzD_yyEcp0M

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Me: (drives lazily in Forza Britain)
Horizon Pulse Station: (plays Clap Your Hands by Le Youth & Ava Max)
Me: https://media1.giphy.com/media/jsZWNGNuQDnfKDE9eK/giphy.gif

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Rector

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Fun facts:

- Rockstar increased its sales by 28%, selling 57K this week. Even on SCR, Blinding Lights would still not be #1 for the second week.
- Lewis Capaldi returns to the top of the album charts exactly a year since it debuted. Its seventh stint (not counting consecutive weeks), it sets a new record for a solo male artist to do so and joins Our Version Of Events by Emeli Sande and 21 by Adele.
- Nearly 20,000 sales separate #1 and #2.
- Around 200 sales separate #2 and #3, while another 200 separate #4 and #5.

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Piran

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Hey everyone! :)

I'm signing off for now, but I'll be back either later or over the weekend with the Eurovision Emoji Challenge Results, but who will get the douze points this week? :D

In the meantime, stay safe everybody. ;)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Okay, stay safe and have a nice Bank Holiday weekend! See you on the flip side. ;)

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Jstar

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How are you? Bank holiday always sounds funny to me being from America. I always thinks about banks where you get money from lol.

Glad you guys have off an extra day though, that is always nice. I just want to let you know the Hot 100 article will probably be out on Tuesday next week due to it be a federal holiday on Monday here in the U.S.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Yeah, I’m fine Jstar. And I get your drift regarding bank holidays lol. What’s it got to do with banks? 😂😂

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Jstar

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I want to know who was responsible for that nonsense lol.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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By the way, your profile picture choice is awesome! ;D

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Piran

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Thanks mate! ;)

It had to be none other than Doja 🐈, as her music is purr-fect, haha.

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Piran

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Thanks mate! Hope you're enjoying yours too. :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Me: (blasts Baby Pluto by Lil Uzi Vert)
Dad: Son, can you turn that off?
Me: Why? It’s a quality tune!
Dad: We have bigger speakers downstairs. ;)

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Piran

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Emoji Challenge! :D

Songs coming up in the replies in a few minutes.

Once again, you get one point for every correct song title & three points if you can guess what links all of them!

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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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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Teardrops?

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Piran

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SONG 3: 🧚 📖

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Satellite by Lena?

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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: 🌊 🚽

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Piran

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SONG 7: 🏃 😱

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Piran

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SONG 8: 🗣️

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Love Shine A Light by Katrina & The Waves? The theme: Eurovision winners! ;)

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Piran

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SONG 9: ✋💋 4 👨

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Piran

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SONG 10: ⬆️ 🔥 🐦

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Piran

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You're very close, but no! ;)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Running Scared?

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Piran

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Correct! :D

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Piran

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Correct song & correct theme! ;)

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Piran

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Also correct! :D

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old account

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Waterloo by ABBA?

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Piran

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Correct! ;)

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old account

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Save Your Kisses For Me?

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Piran

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That's two correct! :D

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old account

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Fairytale?

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Piran

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Three points for you! :D

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Cameron

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Waterloo by ABBA

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Jstar

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Rain on Me

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old account

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Rise Like A Phoenix?

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Piran

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Correct, but Hulnia beat you to it! :P

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old account

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Only Teardrops?

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Piran

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Hey Jstar! :)

No, there's a certain theme to these songs.

Absolutely amazing song though, probably a solid 9/10 on first listen!

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Piran

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Correct again! :D

You know your Eurovision winners, haha.

(I can give the theme away as Coolocelot already guessed it!).

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Jstar

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I'm sorry, thats all I can think about lol. I was just finished watching the music video.

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Piran

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Haha, not surprised! ;)

I can't wait to hear you rave about it on Headline Planet when it debuts on the Hot 100.

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Cameron

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The Voice

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Piran

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Correct! ;)

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old account

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Hallelujah?

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Piran

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No, but that word is in the title! ;)

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Jstar

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This is definitely more radio friendly than Stupid Love even though I did like the song, I am hoping for a big debut. But I will contain my excitement until then.

I will be beyond ecstatic though next week as Rain on Me should debut in the top 10 and her album will also be out.

But let me turn my attention to the current charts haha. Rockstar seems it will last a few weeks at number 1. I won't be surprised if it reaches 1 on the hot 100 either. Also i am looking forward to see how In your Eyes does with the new remix.

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old account

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Hard Rock Hallelujah?

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Piran

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Even then, 'Stupid Love' has been one of the biggest radio hits of 2020 so far over here! I think 'Rain On Me' will also be really dominant on airplay, which means it'll stick around for a while. :)

Yeah, I agree that 'Rockstar' could get a few weeks at #1 in the UK & will go to #1 in the US very soon too (it's already up 8-4 in Simm's predictions, now just 65 points away from the top spot!).

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Piran

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That's the one! :D

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Jstar

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Well we will see, but either way I am glad they collaborated.

What else big happened this week on the U.K charts? I really haven't checked them out yet due to the music video premiere.

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Marcothedonjuan

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That's awesome it's doing big on radio in the UK!! "Stupid Love" also has never dropped out of the Top 40 worldwide in all it's 11 weeks. Some songs stick around without playing out and draw people towards buying the album. Since "Stupid Love" is co-written by Max Martin, I think about some of those late 90's Max Martin songs that weren't huge necessarily on USA radio in particular but were "good faith" (now classic) singles that gravitated people to purchasing the full album. Many of those singles are from albums now Diamond in the USA. Then it's so interesting that "Rain On Me" is co-written by Rami Yacoub who co-produced "...Baby One More Time" : the monster single for Britney. It's just odd how the more things change the more they stay the same. :)

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Piran

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Not only that, but I think it'll get a big boost in a couple of weeks time, as 'Chromatica' is being released next Friday! :D

It also helps that Ariana is on it to prop up streaming numbers & that the song is absolutely amazing, haha.

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Piran

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Nothing too big this week really, but 'Say So' returned to its #2 peak which was cool to see! :)

I also expect 'Flowers' & 'Breaking Me' to make the Top 10 over here soon too, both of which are massive dance hits.

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Piran

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Another correct answer! :)

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Jstar

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Who sings both of those songs?

Also I was talking to coolocelot101 on the hot 100 article. He is trying to get to 1,000 comments. It has over 940 right now.

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Piran

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'Flowers' is by Nathan Dawe (DJ) featuring Jaykae (rapper), but it samples a 2001 classic by Sweet Female Attitude of the same title, with the original peaking at #2 over here! :)

'Breaking Me' is by Topic (DJ) featuring A7S (singer). That one's been a Top 10 hit in several European countries already.

Yeah, I think with all three of us here, we'll get to 1000 comments on this article tonight!

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Piran

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Like Coolocelot, I'm going to recommend another song from Forza Horizon 4! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXgHcdLM7lM

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I was about to recommend that to you! It sounds so nostalgic! :)

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Piran

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Yeah, it really gives me disco vibes! :D

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Rector

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Break My Heart will go to ACR if it declines again. STREAM IT!!

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Fintendo

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Any other songs going on ACR?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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This is AWESOME!!! It’s a crime to not chart it when it was #7 on iTunes last time I looked.

It’s so chilled out and summery, so I’d love for this to get success! :D
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=piOIvNO2M8Q

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Piran

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Already a Top 10 hit on my charts! ;)

Also one position away from the Top 40 on the Official Chart.

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blobfishy

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Honestly ACR just gets worse every week. I mostly look at the audio streaming chart now.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Who’s in the mood for another Forza tune? ;)

This just brings me in goosebumps with the laidback piano and those climaxes, very close to a 10/10...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xarC5jAiO7w

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blobfishy

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NEW ENTRIES BEST TO WORST
Katy Perry- Dasies [5/10]
RAYE & Regard- Secrets [5/10]
StaySolidRocky- Party Girl [0/10]
Yeah this week left a lot to be desired :(

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Piran

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Okay, I can't contain my excitement about this collaboration! :)

Why wait until next week, when I discuss this amazing remix now? :D

The original was already a highlight of 'After Hours' for me, but the breakthrough star of 2020 already made it even more enjoyable. ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozMBCFd7fFM

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Piran

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Also, yes, for those of you wondering, it will probably be #1 on my next Crown Note! ;)

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Cameron

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I think the original is better, Doja Cat sounds a bit out of place in this one

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Piran

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I would've liked to hear her harmonise with The Weeknd, but no, I personally think she fits in just fine here.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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As for my next #1, it’s between Be Kind, A Moment Apart, Someday and Ily. Absolute tunes.

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Piran

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Oh wow, I haven't heard 'A Moment Apart yet', but those other three are amazing & all in my current Top 10! ;)

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Riley

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Can you post a link to your crown note please mate, intrigued :)

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Piran

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Sure mate! :D

Here you go: https://crownnote.com/charts/piran-delves/pirans-top-50-14

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Jamie

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Apologies for spam tried to advertise the group will stop now

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Yolanda Merkel

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This week's chart is a non-event. Nothing interesting happened.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I’m gonna rank 2010s years for music best to worst, feel free to join in! :)
1. 2015 (got the edge)
2. 2018 (phew, this was too close)
3. 2012
4. 2017
5. 2014
6. 2013
7. 2019
8. 2010
9. 2016
10. 2011 (not good at all, but 1D and Adele saves it)

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Jamie

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2014 was the most exciting legit a new number 1 nearly every week (last year before streams counted to)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Yeah, I want another year like 2014 to make the charts eventful again.

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blobfishy

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Mine, based on the UK year end lists
2013 (BEST)
2016
2014
2017
2015
2018
2019
2011
2012
2010 (WORST)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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2013 may be #6 on mine, but I don't deny it was an awesome year and some songs were very good back then too.

2010 did have a few forgettable songs here and there, but it's not as bad as 2011 in my opinion.

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Rector

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Glad Say So managed to get back to #2! Drake needs to toosie slide down the chart.
Dua still stuck under the top 10 makes me sad :/
Great to see Watermelon Sugar returning thanks to the video. Hope it gets a new peak!
Daisies is kinda meh to me. Not really top 10 material imo.

Interesting to see where Rain on Me will land next week!

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Jamie

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Join this group where we discuss the chart would appreciate if you joined https://t.me/officialchartsdiscussion

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Rector

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I'm already inside!

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Riley

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I hope Break my heart and rain can get back to the top 10 :(

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Rector

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Break My Heart got a remix released yesterday. Hopefully it will boost its streams to avoid ACR!

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Riley

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Hope so!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Very impressed with this weeks chart. :) But I have a few albums to go through, like Notes On A Conditional Form and High Off Life. I’m currently listening to the new Gunna album and it’s pretty dope so far!

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Jamie

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Join this group where we discuss the charts https://t.me/officialchartsdiscussion

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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You know what, Gunna is very underrated, so I’d recommend checking his songs out whenever you can if you like trap! ;)

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Piran

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WEEKLY CHART REVIEW (22/05/2020 - 28/05/2020)

Honestly, this week’s been so quieter than recent charts! I’m actually surprised as to how little I have to say about this one, haha. :P

Anyway, it’s cool to see ‘Rockstar’ get a second week at #1, but this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody! It’s clearly dominant on both Spotify & Apple Music, but while radio & sales aren’t on the same level as it’s streaming, they’re a lot better than you’d expect for these two artists. That being said, I’m looking at how big this is becoming internationally & it might turn into a global hit for at least a few weeks, which is very rare for a trap song, especially heading into the summer!

Was really rooting for ‘Say So’ to go all the way though, given how I love both the original & the Nicki Minaj remix! Might even be one of my favourite songs of 2020 at this point.

That said, I also put this song’s viral success down to TikTok & it’s this streaming service that’s also causing a lot of slow burners on the chart! The thing is, ACR doesn’t affect these kind of songs, because they have enough momentum to somehow avoid declining in performance for three consecutive weeks, which is why you’ve got songs like ‘Death Bed’ & ‘If The World Was Ending’ that probably haven’t peaked in chart position just yet. Of course, you could argue these songs are as big as they are now thanks to how much people can relate to them under the current circumstances & I’m not sure exactly how much further they’ll get, but hey, I certainly don’t mind them being here!

I’m also loving ‘Rover’ now breaking into the Top 5! ‘Flowers’ going Top 10 next week possibly? :)

Outside of that, it’s awesome to see ‘This City’ move up in the Top 20! Honestly, this one has been growing on me a lot lately, although I prefer the radio edit (Luca Schreiner) even more than the original! I’m also happy that ‘Don’t Need Love’ & ‘Breaking Me’ are there too, although I’ve kind of moved on from the latter song as I’ve known about it for like four months now. Still, if it’s going to become the next dance smash, better late than never! Surprised to see ‘Boss B**ch’ as the highest climber of the week, but I’m certainly not complaining. ‘Kings & Queens’ also hitting a new peak is an even more awesome thing to see!

As for the new entries, they’re both low down & I don’t have a ton to say about them, so I’ll blast through both of them quick.

Starting with ‘Party Girl’... well, I actually don’t mind the blend of the fuzzy trap beat over the scattered pianos, even if the latter struggles to ever find any sense of a melody. That being said, I’m not all that impressed by the mixing around the vocals of StaySolidRocky, nor his voice in general sadly! Besides, this kind of content is really starting to get overused in rap songs & besides, I feel that Arizona Zervas did this better in ‘Roxanne’ (even if that song hasn’t aged amazingly well). As for this, not precisely bad, but I’m probably going to forget this exists by the time I post my next review. Light 5/10!

Then we’ve got ‘Daisies’ by Katy Perry just about sneaking in! Look, for as hard as I can see that Katy Perry is trying to keep her mainstream success going in 2020, it’s barely working at best at this point. I’ve seen some critics try to compare this song to ‘Roar’ (a hit of hers that I still adore to this day) with it’s motivational lyrics about getting up after getting knocked off the ground, but that comparison would be more deserving if the production was actually empowering too, which it unfortunately isn’t, because we never really get a climax or anything to take away from it that’ll last long-term. I don’t even deny that there’s a lot of sincerity in Katy’s delivery either, but her vocals can sound really strained at times, especially at the end of each hook & it can sound really uncomfortable at points! Overall. it’ll fill pop radio for a while, but don’t expect this to stick around for very long at all, so for me, light 6/10.

The last one is ‘Secrets’ by Regard & Raye! Believe it or not, while we’re only at #30, this is actually the highest new entry of the week, that’s it already. Although, it might actually wind up being the best of the three! Don’t you just find that Raye’s vocals are just made for slower club jams? That’s always where she’s sounded the most convincing & it really shows here! She can really capture the paranoia of a guy potentially cheating on her really well, even by sounding trembly at points for added effect. Then again, a big part of that is helped by that funky & polished debut! Shame we’re probably not going to get the chance to hear this at clubs & festivals over the summer, but hey, the least we can do is get it up the charts. I’m giving this a solid 8/10 for now!

Wait a minute?! ‘Think About Things’ almost made the Top 40?! That’s incredible! Iceland really could’ve won Eurovision 2020 if it wasn’t cancelled.

As for next week, I imagine The 1975 will edge out Suga of BTS for the #1 album next week! However, despite how big that new Gaga & Ariana collaboration will be, as well as Doja Cat’s remix of ‘In Your Eyes’ causing an inevitable boost, I don’t see either of them being powerful enough to be a threat to ‘Rockstar’, but they might end up in the Top 10 at least. Spoiler: I’ll be saying really positive things about both next week!

That’s it from me! Don’t forget the Emoji Challenge coming up shortly.

Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend everyone! :D

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Riley

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I also noticed Boss by Doja cat climbing! I’m really getting into that song!

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Ireneusz Chmielewski

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Thanks Piran for your comments !!! I really can't understand why such an average song from Iceland is the only one Eurovision song that entered the UK Singles Chart. James Newman's song "My Last Breath" was much much better, and it was my first choice Eurovision song this year. My second preference was a song from my native Poland. I enclose them both for those who don't know them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iS-lV909T4

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Ireneusz Chmielewski

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_Y7mMka4SQ

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Ireneusz Chmielewski

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I hope you had a chance to watch the special Eurovision concert on that day titled "Europe Shine a Light" and this year's Eurovision "winning song"... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_xmJcg1iBU

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Piran

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It's definitely a grower! :D

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Jamie

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There is a new group chat there has been made where we discuss the charts and get updates every day of the current standings that are accurate would appreciate if some of you joined here is the link https://t.me/officialchartsdiscussion

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Yolanda Merkel

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Poor Katy Perry. She can hardly make the charts these days.

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Jamie

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Here’s a group chat where we discuss the charts https://t.me/officialchartsdiscussion

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Fintendo

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Yay! Blinding Lights got 20 weeks in the top 10!

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Piran

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Hey, seems like this was a good week if your name begins with D…

#1: DaBaby
#2: Doja Cat
#3: Drake
#4: DTG (featured artist)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Another coincidence. Awesome! :)

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Piran

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Haha, yeah, then the next 'D' artist in the chart is Dua Lipa at #11, who is my avatar as you know! ;)

Hope you're doing this Friday mate.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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My week has gone in a pattern-like spell of bad-good-bad-good-decent. Hope that answers your question! ;)

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Piran

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It does indeed! ;)

Mine's gone bad-average-average-awful-decent.