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Official Singles Chart on 7/8/2020

7 August 2020 - 13 August 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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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i really hope lighter gets to number 1. it’s so good.

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Same, plus I think it will be in a few weeks.

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Piran

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Considering the insane activity on Discord, we've done well to reach over 750 comments here! :D

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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man it feels weird being on here when there’s mad discussions on discord.

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Piran

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Yeah, I thought it felt a bit strange too.

It's like walking past your old primary school when you're at secondary school or something! :P

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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a song that i don’t want to like but i somehow do for some reason: “money machine” by 100 gecs!

yeah, it’s a load of noise, especially with the distorted beat and heavily computerised vocals, but there’s something about it that makes me keep going back to it... i don’t know what, but still, light 7/10. again, i don’t want to like it but i do.

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I love all their music, think I've mentioned them here before. Their last album was my favourite of last year, I'd highly recommend it as it's only like 25 minutes long.

Also it's nowhere neat their most distorted song, that probably goes to 800db cloud or gec 2 U.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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well i’ve listened to a bit of stupid horse, but it was only a bit as it was 1am last night.

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That's one of their best in my opinion, also their most likely song to got to mainstream (although it still has a really low chance).

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bunnie hoe ✨

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smile by katy perry deserves to go top 40!!! streaming is making it so hard for artists like her to chart these days

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Yeah, it's pretty great.

She's had hits in the streaming era, so there's a chance of it going higher, but I kinda doubt it sadly.

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Grace Clarke

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has anyone here lost thier V card!

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That's not relevant here, this is a music forum. It was hilarious though, I'll give you that.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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is this even relevant? :P

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Anyway no, I'm only 13.

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No, but looking at this profile, this guy is a troll anyway. This was pretty hilarious though.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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yeah, i assume this user is trolling lol.

sorry if i’m pestering you, but you still haven’t joined the server. 😂

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Oh yeah sorry, I forgot. Should have it done soon.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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there’s still time.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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no time to die by billie eilish just gives me goosebumps. it’s just unbelievably great. :D

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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My top 10 favourite Kendrick Lamar songs!

1) Swimming Pools (Drank)
2) King Kunta
3) The Art Of Peer Pressure
4) Sing About Me, I’m Dying Of Thirst
5) i
6) DNA.
7) HUMBLE.
8) Alright
9) Mortal Man
10) m.A.A.d city

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1. Don't Kill My Vibe
2. Sing About Me, I'm Dying Of Thirst
3. Alright
4. The Blacker The Berry
5. LOYALTY.
6. How Much A Dollar Cost
7. LOVE.
8. .
9. Money Trees
10. m.A.A.d city

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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oh i’ve just seen this now lol. i like don’t kill my vibe at number 1 and especially sing about me, i’m dying of thirst and alright in the top 3. i’m also fascinated that we both have the same song at number 10! :P

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It had to be approved because of Don't Kill My Vibe being not censored enough. D:

Glad you like my Top 10 though, even having the same song at 10 like you mentioned lol.

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Cameron

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The last song released by Whitney Houston during her lifetime

https://youtu.be/wNIcVTmUSOU

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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rest in peace, whitney.

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Piran

2

Emoji Challenge Results...

SONG 1: 👀 ✌ ✌ Me ('Looking For Me') [correctly guessed first by Unverification] +1
SONG 2: 🧥 ('Cardigan') [correctly guessed first by Unverification] +1
SONG 3: 🍌 ('Banana') [correctly guessed first by Unverification] +1
SONG 4: 👨 ➡️ ⬅️ 👩 ('Closer')
SONG 5: ⚠️ 👩 ('Dangerous Woman') [correctly guessed first by Alex] +1
SONG 6: ⏰ ➡️ 😋 ('Aftertaste')
SONG 7: 🚫 🧑‍🤝‍🧑🧑‍🤝‍🧑 ('Fake Friends') [correctly guessed first by Unverification] +1
SONG 8: ⛽ ⬆️ 🦵s ('Pumped Up Kicks') [correctly guessed first by Unverification] +1
SONG 9: 🤫 + 🕺 ('Shut Up & Dance') [correctly guessed first by Unverification] +1
SONG 10: ⬅️ 🖐️🖐️ ('West Ten') [correctly guessed first by Unverification] +1

Scores:
Unverification: 7 (Winner) 🥇
Alex: 1 🥈

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Well done Unverification! See, I can let others win lol. ;)

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Cameron

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Number 6 was really hard, I would have never have gotten it

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Piran

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Haha, I think you're still leading for now, so unless Cameron wins next week, your reign isn't at any real threat! ;)

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Piran

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It's not a very well known song to be fair! :P

I was thinking of the one by Loud Luxury to be specific, haha.

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GG everybody, no one else was really playing, but still, a victory is a victory. It was quite a hard week this week, especially Song 6, couldn't think of a single thing for it.

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Thank you. I don't think it was a matter of letting others win, you just weren't here lol.

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Piran

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Song 6 was very hard because there aren't many hits with that title (more songs that I like personally). Still, congratulations anyway! Can you repeat your victory again tonight? ;)

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Piran

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'Lighter' is #1 on the Big Top 40!!! :D

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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GET IN THERE!!! :D
(lol i tried to find a gif of ksi and couldn’t find any)

You know what, this might be another 10/10 from me!

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Piran

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Haha, it might be my favourite song that isn't 'Head & Heart' nor anything from 'Folklore' at the moment! ;)

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Cameron

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Maybe it's time for Lighter to be number one

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Piran

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I hope so! It's looking set to remain at #3 in the next chart though.

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Cameron

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I think it could jump up to number two, I'm not sure if it will get number one

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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The video is amazing too, especially the start where they’re playing poker and JJ gives up! :P

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Piran

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I loved the banter between them at the start of the video! :P

Also, did you notice that around 30 seconds into the song, Nathan taunts him by saying; "Ooh... I got a Top 10, now I'm the alpha male!"? That aged well, didn't it?

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Piran

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'Savage Love' might be going on ACR next Friday if it declines in performance this week, so I think it could be #2 in a couple of weeks time. 'Head & Heart' is just too strong at the moment! :P

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Yeah, I loved the banter at the start and the end... where the team are all done with basketball... and JJ is absolutely fuming that Nathan just walks off with the girl when he did an extraordinary dunk! :P

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Piran

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Haha, yeah, I've seen so many memes about that last part on YouTube! :P

I still wish Ella Henderson got credited on 'Lighter' though! I wonder why she didn't...?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Yeah, Ella deserved credit, so that it’ll be titled: “Lighter (feat. Ella Henderson & KSI)”. Maybe she didn’t wanna get credited? Either way, she killed it.

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Piran

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“Lighter (feat. Ella Henderson & KSI)” sounds better in my opinion! :P

Annoyingly, her own song, 'Take Care Of You', is barely inside the Top 50 & it probably won't get much higher.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Yeah, I like it too lol.

I know Capital are on board with Take Care Of You, but radio doesn’t count for the chart unfortunately. Otherwise it’d be in the top 30 at least haha.

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Piran

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Unfortunately, 'Take Care Of You' did just collapse on the radio, falling 15-30 on the UK Airplay Chart this week! That being said, the good news is that 'Dancing In The Moonlight' climbed to #1. ;)

http://ukairplaychart.com/

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Piran

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Hey mate! :)

I'm signing off for now, but I'll chat to you again tomorrow.

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I really hope it gets to Number 1 on this chart, I think its even better than Head & Heart.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i’ll catch up with you tomorrow when you’re available. :)

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Piran

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I'm actually online right now! :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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oh hello! :)

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Piran

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I actually prefer 'Head & Heart', but yeah, 'Lighter' does deserve to spend some time at #1. :)

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Piran

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Hey! What's up? :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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the sun and clouds haha. ;)

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Piran

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Haha, or the ceiling! ;)

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Cameron

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What I've liked about this year's chart so far is that all of the number one singles have been different artists (both main artist and featured artist). There hasn't been an artist with more than one number one, for example Ed Sheeran had three number ones in 2019.

So far, apart from the two charity singles, we've had:

Stormzy
Ed Sheeran
Burna Boy
Eminem
Juice WRLD
Lewis Capaldi
The Weeknd
Billie Eilish
Saint JHN
Drake
DaBaby
Roddy Ricch
Lady Gaga
Ariana Grande
Jawsh 685
Jason Derulo
Joel Corry
MNEK

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Oh shoot lol. Though aren’t Captain Tom Moore and Michael Ball different from the rest?

Either way, that’s something I didn’t notice. :O

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Cameron

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Yeah Captain Tom Moore and Michael Ball count as well

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Cameron

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I've just checked the artists that took part in the Times Like These charity single and all of them are different as well

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Yep, I've really enjoyed the variety this year, no song has really overstayed it's welcome at the top either.

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Cameron

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Yeah they've all stayed at the top for a few weeks and then been replaced rather than songs like Dance Monkey which was top for 11 weeks

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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10 points for anyone who can guess every artist in my Spotify profile picture...
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9b93b9b4b1397c8e910a5c6701b5ef8955241d85731b944e32c8e55e3d467b79.jpg

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Piran

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Taylor Swift, Halsey, Eminem, Coldplay, Juice WRLD, Travis Scott, Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi & Kendrick Lamar? ;)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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All correct! ;)

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Piran

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Awesome! :D

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Piran

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OMG... guys, I think we've found a new contender for stupidest commenter on Disqus! -_-

Someone on Headline Planet just told me that he'll never listen to Taylor's music again because she's getting older!

Like, aren't we all?! It's not like there are any artists out there who are getting younger, haha.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I responded to his comment. I literally cannot take his comment (oops, suggestions since Im commenting from a phone) seriously.

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Piran

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It's that stupid that I don't know whether or not to laugh at it or get mad at it! :P

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I just shook my head lol.

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Piran

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As far as I'm concerned, to anyone who's nasty to Taylor, why don't you attempt to release an album that'll shift as many copies as her? :P

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Cameron

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Eminem is my favourite rapper and he is nearly 50 and still releasing good music, age doesn't make a difference at all.

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Piran

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Exactly! Besides, he's still getting #1 albums & #1 singles in his late 40's, so age clearly isn't an issue. :/

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Cameron

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For example Eminem got his first number one when he was 28, then on the other hand Britney Spears got her first number one when she was 18, if you're good enough then you're old enough

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Piran

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Exactly! Then you've artists like Captain Tom Moore or Dame Vera Lynn who are both over 100 years old & they're topping the charts to this day.

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Maybe he meant people would stop listening to her because she became old? If that's what he's trying to say, I understand, most people don't like music from older people.

But if he's not, what an idiot. Age dosen't effect the quality of the music, there are older people releasing better stuff.

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There's hardly anyone who can do that. Maybe Kanye, but outside of that no one could really manage it.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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yeah, he’s basically saying no one will listen to taylor swift anymore because she’s getting older. like, oh please, shes still getting number 1 albums and it’s been that way since 2006! he’s just ageist and i can’t take him seriously.

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Piran

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No offence to him, but Kanye can't pull off those opening week numbers anymore. although he could certainly still land #1 albums in the US & potentially the UK! :P

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Piran

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She's not that old though... she's only 30! Sia, Eminem & Kanye are all way older than her, but they're still getting hits.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Why is Kendrick Lamar so amazing? I’ve listened to this song a lot today.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hRK7PVJFbS8

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Piran

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His best song in my opinion! :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Yeah, it’s such an amazing summer rap song! I especially love that “by the time you hear the next pop, the funk shall be within you...” part. :D

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Piran

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Haha, that part is iconic! ;)

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I love this song, a 10/10, and it's nowhere near his best for me.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Yeah, I give this a 10/10 too! :)

I might make a Kendrick Lamar top 10 in a few minutes.

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I'm trying to, it won't go through for some reason. It's probably because I didn't censor Don't Kill My Vibe properly, but it still won't send a reply to it anymore.

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Cameron

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Lady Gaga's best song

https://youtu.be/qrO4YZeyl0I

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Alex Peters

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I personally preferred Poker Face

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Cameron

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I like most of Lady Gaga's songs tbf

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Cameron

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I thought The Chainsmokers were gonna be awful when they released this but their songs got much better

https://youtu.be/kdemFfbS5H0

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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No proper lyrics and that girls voice is annoying as ... but that beat dropped so hard!!! Honestly, the drop is the only good thing about the song in my opinion.

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Cameron

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Yeah but the song as a whole is awful, their later songs got better like Closer, Don't Let Me Down, Something Just Like This etc.

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Piran

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I completely agree! This is honestly one of the worst songs of all-time in my opinion, but 'Closer' is the complete opposite for me, haha. ;)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I’m not exactly harsh on the song, but it’s not good by any stretch of the imagination.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Oh the irony! Closer is in your top 10 favourite songs of all time, and Selfie is on the opposite top 10. :P

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Cameron

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Yeah Closer is a very good song, I think I prefer Something Just Like This to Closer though

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Same here, I love Something Just Like This, because 1) Coldplay’s name is on it, 2) it’s got a great drop and lyrics and 3) it’s aged brilliantly well! :)

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Cameron

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Coldplay are definitely one of my favourite bands

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Piran

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'Something Just Like This' would have to be a close second for me, mainly thanks to Coldplay, haha! :D

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Piran

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Haha, yeah, they have both a strong 10/10 song & a light 1/10 song! :P

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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They’re one of mine as well. :)

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Their second worst behind Closer for me. It's just so cringe, the song that aged worst from last decade.

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Cameron

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Do you think Closer is worse than Selfie?

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Yep, I just despise Halsey on it, I just despise her music.

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Cameron

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Fair enough, I don't mind Closer but I think Selfie is horrendous

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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in terms of halseys music quality, we’re literally opposites lol. i just really adore her voice.

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So we're doing these here now? Sounds good:

1) Head & Heart (9/10)
2) Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) (0/10)
3) Lighter (10/10)
4) Watermelon Sugar (0/10)
5) West Ten (8/10)
6) Secrets (8/10)
7) My Future (8/10)
8) Only You Freestyle (10/10)
9) Greece (6/10)
10) Go Crazy (6/10)

BEST: Only You Freestyle
WORST: Watermelon Sugar

TOTAL: 65%

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I agree on a majority of these, especially 1-3 and 5-7.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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No one on here likes these either of these two songs...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gUci-tsiU4I
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8EJ3zbKTWQ8
...but which one do you prefer? ;)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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MY CHOICE: I really hate Yummy but I’ll take any top 10 song from 2020 over Savage Love lol. So I choose Yummy.

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I'd definitely go with Savage Love, the beat is so good, the version without Jason Derulo is in contention for my song of the summer.

Yummy on the other hand is one of the worst songs of the year so far, the lyrics are dumb and the beat is almost worse than Kings & Queens.

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Cameron

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I don't like Savage Love but it's ten times better than Yummy

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Yummy is one of the worst songs of the year, you’re right (its probably number 5 or 6 on my list so far), but at least that wasn’t as overplayed as Savage Noise. :P

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I hate both with a passion, so it was hard to pick mine, but Yummy got the edge. Still, the less said about that the better! :P

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Cameron

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I wouldn't say I despise Savage Love but I'm not a fan, Yummy is one of the worst songs I've ever heard

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Piran

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'Savage Love', easily! :P

That song only got annoying because of; 1) the extreme overplay on literally every mainstream radio station & 2) the "siren beat" not being able to leave my mind to the point where it became irritating.

'Yummy', on the other hand, has immature lyrics, lazy production & grating vocals! It's still on track to become my worst song of 2020 so far, not even counting the hits. It makes 'Intentions' look like a masterpiece by comparison & I'm not even a fan of that song either, haha!

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Eh, I haven't really experienced an overplay for Savage Love, maybe it's because I'm not a big radio listener, but still.

Also, overplay dosen't effect the quality of the music. You can't review something off of that in my opinion.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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yeah, the song is so overplayed lol. and that siren beat ain’t all that special either imo.

oh yeah, yummy is terrible, it’s such an immature, boring dreck, but i’ll take any top 10 song from 2020 over savage noise at this point. still, it’ll end up in my top 5 worst hit songs of 2020! :P

i don’t like intentions either lol.

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Piran

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Even 'Blinding Lights'? :P

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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yes, i’d even take blinding lights over that, at least there was more appeal in the song, despite it still getting a 2 or a 3 from me.

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Piran

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Haha, it's still a 10 for me! ;)

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Cameron

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I think this version is better than the original

https://youtu.be/oQmkF1e3ha0

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Cameron

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I would have loved Higher Love to have reached number one last year, it would have gave Kygo his first number one and it would have been Whitney Houston's fifth number one and her first since I Will Always Love You in 1992

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Same, I really think it deserved that as well.

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Cameron

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It was kept off number one by Take Me Back To London which I don't mind as a song but Higher Love is much better

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Yeah, a 6/10 compared to a 10/10 for me.

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Cameron

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Timbaland's best song

https://youtu.be/U5rLz5AZBIA

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Top 10 rankings:
1) Head & Heart (8/10)
2) Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) (1/10)
3) Lighter (9/10)
4) Watermelon Sugar (5/10)
5) West Ten (8/10)
6) Secrets (8/10)
7) My Future (9/10)
8) Only You Freestyle (7/10)
9) Greece (4/10)
10) Go Crazy (8/10)

67%

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Cameron

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I think the Jonas Blue version of Fast Car is better than the original

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I loved both but yeah, I agree with you.

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Cameron

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I do like the original as well

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Definitely, the remix is so much better. The original is great too, but I just love the remix.

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Cameron

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What I like about the remix is that it doesn't change much to the original song and it still has the same flow

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Yeah, they managed to capture what the original was going for and just improved on it.

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Cameron

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It's sad that there so many great songs from pre 2010 that don't have that many views on YouTube and then there are some awful songs that have been released in the last five years that have a billion views

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Yeah, it makes sense, but I'm not happy about it.

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Cameron

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I don't know how this has over 1 billion views

https://youtu.be/vjW8wmF5VWc

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Cameron

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This only reached number 62 in the chart when it was originally released in 1981, but it reached number 6 in 2010

https://youtu.be/1k8craCGpgs

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Olly Court

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By re-entering the chart at No. 100 this week, the Killers' 'Mr. Brightside' has now spent 15 non-consecutive weeks at No. 100. Surely this must be some kind of UK chart record? Or, alternatively, one of the least interesting UK chart records? (Yes, I was sad enough to count.)

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Cameron

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I actually wouldn't mind Lighter being number one but I'm still enjoying Head & Heart at number one

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new acc - disqus.com/afrog69

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if anyone has to knock it off Nathan Dawe has to and not Harry Styles or Jason Derulo

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Cameron

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I agree, if I had to choose one song in the current top 10 to knock Head & Heart off number one, I would choose Lighter

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I kinda prefer Lighter, so I'd rather see that up there, but I'm not complaining about it

I really hope Savage Love or Watermelon Sugar take it, I think there both a 0.

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Cameron

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I think I slightly prefer Head & Heart but I would like to see Lighter get to number one at some point

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Cameron

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The most amount of number ones in a single year was 42 in 2000, the least amount of number ones in a single year was 11 in 2016.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Really wished this song did big in America as it did here, it’s great.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb6Scz-5YOs

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Yeah, really good song. I wish it did better here than it actually did though, even though it was quite big.

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Cameron

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Major Lazer's best song and their only UK number one

https://youtu.be/a59gmGkq_pw

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Cameron

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This song also ended Drake's 15 consecutive weeks at number one with One Dance

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Alex Peters

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Lean On is one of my favourite songs by them <3

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Cameron

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I think Cold Water is better than Lean On

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Cameron

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' only UK number one as a duo (Macklemore did have a second number one in 2018 but without Ryan Lewis)

https://youtu.be/QK8mJJJvaes

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Luke Heyken

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The Killers are back at #100!! Yes!

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thierry henon

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So happy to see DERMOT KENNEDY'S GIANTS having so much success in Ireland: back at no2 this week..No idea why this amazing singer isn't having much success in the UK, his new single didn't even break the TOP 40!! Very underrated singer.

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thierry henon

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So glad to see AVA MAX with 2 Top 40 in the Scottish single chart this week....and so looking forward to her album coming out next month!! Just wish she has more success in the Uk, she is big in Scandinavia!

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RIME

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How come Breaking Me, Rain on Me (and the rest of Chromatica), and Roses aren't on the Dance Singles chart? Usually the UK is more broad with what it takes compared to the US (e.g. Waves and I Took a Pill in Ibiza by merit of their dominant remixes), but instead the US classes them to the genre but not the UK.

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Jeremy Dove

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UK thoughts:

Really happy Head & Heart is at its 3rd week at no. 1 it’s already one of my favorite songs this summer. I’m hoping it gains success across the pond soon. I’m slowly loving Lighter more and more I’m happy it’s moved up to no. 3 and West Ten is in the top 5 which is awesome 😊😊

As for the other top 10 debuts and re-entries I’m glad Secrets finally made the top 10 and as for the other three I’m not such a fan of Greece and Go Crazy they are both pretty awful and I’ll get to Billie when it enters the hot 100 but let’s just say it’s a nice ballad I need a few more listens to let it sink in.

As for Taylor it’s sad that the songs have dropped a bit in its second week but that’s typical very rarely an album bomb stays steady but with Cardigan being the lead single that’s more than likely gonna stick around so it will more than likely bounce back I’m sure 😊 looking forward to Dancing in the Moonlight & Heaven on My Mind entering the top 10 soon hopefully.

Here’s my thoughts on the debuts outside of Billie and some other songs on this chart haha:

Flowers: I didn’t talk about this last week where there was so many songs that I didn’t listen to or haven’t listened to in a while but I like Lighter a lot and I thought I give this a listen and well I like the beat and the sample was good but I thought while Jaykae’s verse was okay his rapping didn’t really fit the beat I don’t know maybe that’s just me but it’s alright

My Oasis: I love Sam’s music he’s such a great vocalist some of my faves include Stay With Me, I’m Not The Only One, Too Good at Goodbyes, his features on Latch & Promises and I did love his more upbeat material in the past couple of years like Dancing with a Stranger & How Do You Sleep and my favorite of them all is when he did a cover of Judy Garland’s Get Happy for that Judy biopic last year.

This song is actually not bad. I love this reggaeton meets pop-like beat and Sam sounds great and Burna Boy was not bad I probably need a few more listens to get into it so I may have more to say on the hot 100 but it’s pretty good 😊😊

Take You Dancing: I’m glad it went up this week I’m shocked it didn’t make the hot 100 but I’m guessing it’s because of Savage Love getting all the attention which is fine but this song is actually better than the former. I love the beat, it’s fun and catchy, Jason’s voice is pretty decent & the lyrics are not bad either it’s truly a good song I hope this becomes another success for him 😊😊

Lonely: I didn’t really talk about this last week either but with how big and awesome Head & Heart is I had to check this out & I love this song 😊😊.

I love the beat it’s so fun and bopping and super catchy 😊😊. Harlee’s vocals are amazing and fits well with the beat. It’s truly a fun dance song through and through.

Already: I’ll have more to say if it enters the hot 100 but it’s meh Beyonce sounds great, the beat by Major Lazer is okay that’s all I have to say

Mr. Brightside: I’m surprised this is here this song is almost 20 years old and has been on the chart for 237 weeks thats friggin impressive. It’s one of my favorite songs of the 2000’s hands down. Truly brings me back ❤️❤️. Brandon Flowers’ voice is truly amazing and iconic and the lyrics is truly a work of art and the hard rock meets pop instrumentation and production is incredible. A true piece of nostalgia here. I’m glad the UK still loves this song to this day.

And that’s my thoughts for this week 😊😊

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Cameron

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The people who say get rid of streaming and bring back physical sales, that's like saying get rid of Netflix and bring back renting movies from Blockbuster

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I never thought of it that way, but yeah, physical sales would be a horrible real chart.

The people who complain about streaming also probably complained about downloads back when they started being allowed in the chart.

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Cameron

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I think the era of physical sales was probably better than downloads and streaming and was more of an accurate chart but physical sales just wouldn't work in the charts today so downloads and streaming makes perfect sense

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i remember in november, someone said that using sales to determine the most popular songs in the streaming age is like counting down the biggest selling oil lamps in the age of electricity. really true though!

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Cameron

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I can understand people's frustration with streaming but it's the best way to determine the charts right now

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Maicon Butzke

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq7B42cRtnk

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Piran

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Hey everyone! :)

I'm signing off for now, but I might be later tonight or over the weekend! In the meantime, since EDM is doing so well on the charts right now, please we can make this song a hit?

Take care everybody!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7V9xIdwLXI

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Bye Piran, seems to be a really slow week this week for comments. Good song too.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Aw, I’m back lol. Bye anyways.

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Same time as Mateusz funnily enough.

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Piran

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I'm back too... two days later, haha! :P

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Piran

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Yeah, not a lot of activity this weekend for some reason! :/

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Anacleto Rodriguez

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This will be the new number one next week. It's amazing, and so did the new queen of pop. Listen to this beautiful song.
https://youtu.be/ghH96sj0THU

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Jeremy Dove

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Mr. Brightside is on the chart?? Wow that’s a song I haven’t listened to in a while 😊😊 one of my favorites from the 2000’s ❤️❤️

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It hasn't left all to much, I've usually seen it from 70-85.

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Piran

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It makes regular appearances in our chart, with this being its 237th week inside the Top 100 (by far more than any other song in UK chart history!). :O

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Jeremy Dove

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That’s amazing I’m surprised that older songs can last this long on your chart haha

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They usually don't though, it's just this song that manages to just stay forever.

Though they do last way longer than the Hot 100 most of the time, even with ACR halfing the streaming numbers of songs.

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Piran

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Haha, it's because 'Mr Brightside' is the kind of song that everyone in the UK will always play at parties, whether they're staying in or going out! ;)

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Jeremy Dove

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That’s interesting I’m guessing that’s why Perfect is still around

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Cameron

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Rest in peace to Barry Chuckle who sadly died two years ago this week, here's The Chuckle Brothers having a sing-a-long with Tinchy Stryder

https://youtu.be/EBtd3H3Qdi8

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Piran

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I don't know why I was listening to so much music from 2013-14 this past week, but here are my favourite throwbacks at the moment...

#1: Taylor Swift - Love Story (2008)
#2: B.o.B ft Hayley Williams - Airplanes (2010)
#3: Rihanna ft Jay-Z - Umbrella (2008)
#4: Taylor Swift - Style (2014)
#5: Taylor Swift - Welcome To New York (2014)
#6: Sigma - Nobody To Love (2014)
#7: OneRepublic - Counting Stars (2013)
#8: Avicii - Wake Me Up (2013)
#9: Ella Henderson - Ghost (2014)
#10: One Direction - Night Changes (2014)

Let me know what yours are! :D

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Alex Peters

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#1: Ke$ha - VIP
#2: Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
#3: Taylor Swift - 22
#4: Mars Argo - Runaway Runaway
#5: Azealia Banks - 212
#6: Charli XCX - Nuclear Seasons
#7: Grimes - Genesis
#8: Marina - Hollywood
#9: Lady Gaga - Disco Heaven
#10: Little Boots - Remedy

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Cameron

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Six number one singles there

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Damián

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Ella Henderson"s Ghost is a pop masterpiece!! What a banger!!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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1) King Kunta - Kendrick Lamar (2015)
2) I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift (2012)
3) Music Sounds Better With You - Stardust (1998)
4) Slide - Calvin Harris ft Frank Ocean & Migos (2017)
5) Mr Brightside - The Killers (2004)
6) Freak Like Me - Sugababes (2002)
7) It Was A Good Day - Ice Cube (1992)
8) Fix You - Coldplay (2005)
9) Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake (2002)
10) Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Eurythmics (1984)

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Piran

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I love: #1, #2 (Taylor! 😍), #5, #7, #8, #9 & #10! So many classic here. :)

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Piran

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Yeah, 2014 saw a lot more #1's that lasted a week or two at #1! Back then, getting a month or more at #1 was really something special, haha. :)

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Cameron

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I think in 2014, only Happy, Rather Be, and All About That Bass spent several weeks at number one. The rest only spent one or two weeks at number one.

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Piran

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I love your #2 & #3 especially! Taylor is my all-time favourite & it was my 22nd birthday back in March, so how could I not love '22'? ;)

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Alex Peters

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22 is kind of an important number, from my birthday being on the 22nd

and my brothers, my dad's, some relatives
it's such a coincidence.

guess I'm feeling 22

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Piran

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Haha, it looks like it's a lucky number for your family then! ;)

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Piran

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It really deserved to top the charts over here! :D

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Piran

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Yeah, I think 'Happy' was the longest, but even then, didn't that "only" manage five weeks at #1 to become the longest chart-topper of 2014?

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Piran

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Who's ready for an Emoji Challenge at 6:30pm (18:30 BST)? ;)

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Definitely me! :P

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Piran

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Haha, let's see if you can win here again! ;)

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Same, it'll be fun regardless. Will there be a theme this week?

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Piran

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No theme this week unfortunately!

I just haven't really found the time to do one today, haha.

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Cameron

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I normally do the emoji challenge but unfortunately I have to pass this week due to other commitments

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Piran

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Fair enough. Hopefully you'll able to participate next week! :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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No, I’ve got stuff to do.

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Piran

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Fair enough.

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Eh, I don't really mind either way, if anything I slightly prefer no theme, but that's my opinion.

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Cameron

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Yeah hopefully, it was my birthday on Wednesday so me and the family are going out for birthday meal and drinks

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Piran

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Haha, well this week might be better for you then, especially with some people being busy elsewhere! :P

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Piran

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Aw, sounds nice! :)

It was my brother's birthday on Tuesday, so we went out for a family meal on Wednesday, meaning we got the 50% off food & non-alcoholic drinks under the government's new scheme.

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Yeah, most people who'd usually compete won't be here, unless someone else like Mateusz shows up (which I hope he does).

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Piran

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I think he's currently on a walk, so I'm not sure if he'll be online either.

Hey, at least it means you'll essentially get a free gold medal, haha! ;)

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Cameron

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Very good, hope you enjoyed it. This scheme is probably the only decent thing the government has done.

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Oh well, I'll take a free victory any day.

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Piran

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SONG 1: 👀 ✌ ✌ Me

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Piran

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SONG 2: 🧥

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Cardigan?

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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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Banana?

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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: ⛽ ⬆️ 🦵s

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Piran

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SONG 9: 🤫 + 🕺

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Piran

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SONG 10: ⬅️ 🖐️🖐️

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Piran

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That's correct! :)

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Piran

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Correct again! :)

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Piran

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I did thanks! :)

Yeah, it's a really good way to boost the economy, without allowing restaurants to be too busy at any one time.

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Piran

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Haha, I think it'll also be the first week where you've had consecutive OCC wins! ;)

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Probably, hard week this week though.

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Piran

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Haha, yeah, but none of them are really old songs! :P

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Don't Hold My Hand? or Don't Need Love?

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Alex Peters

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Bad Girl by Madonna?

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Piran

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Close, but not that one! :P

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Piran

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Good guess, but that's not it! It is currently in the charts though. ;)

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Nobody's Love?

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Piran

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Not that one! :P

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Alex Peters

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Bad B*tch Bebe Rexha?

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Alex Peters

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Dangerous Woman!

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What's Love Got To Do With It?

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Piran

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Correct! :D

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Piran

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It's doing a bit better than that one at the moment! ;)

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Shut Up & Dance?

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Piran

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That's the one! :D

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Alex Peters

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also my favourite ariana grande album

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Fake Friends?

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West Ten?

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Looking For Me?

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Piran

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That's it! :D

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Piran

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I think it's my favourite too actually! :D

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Piran

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Also correct! :D

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Piran

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I think that's five points for you already! ;)

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I'd probably put sweetener and especially thank u, next over it, but it's still great.

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I think it's six actually, still trying though.

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Pumped Up Kicks?

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Piran

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Now you're officially the winner of this week's Emoji Challenge! :D

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Cameron

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Time Is On My Side

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Cameron

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Opposites Attract

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Piran

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No, it's actually one of my favourite songs of all-time! :P

I'll post the results a bit later today, so you've still got like an hour or two to guess even more.

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Piran

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No, but this is a very difficult one, haha! :P

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Piran

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Oh yeah, you got six in total, but you were on five at the time I made this comment! :P

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Piran

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Good guess, but that's not it! :P

I'll reveal the answers now.

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Piran

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Correct! :D

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Piran

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Not sure why some of my comments have been deleted or didn't post, but your answers to Songs 8,9 & 10 were all correct! :)

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Cameron

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I think No Time To Die might re enter the chart when the film is released

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Same, though I wish it stuck around longer when it was first on the chart.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Hopefully - it’s still a solid 10/10 after all this time!!! 💞

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Cameron

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I think No Time To Die was a bit unlucky as it was number one around the time Blinding Lights was really popular so it only lasted a week at number one

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Piran

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I honestly thought this was the reason why Coolocelot hated 'Blinding Lights' at first, haha! :P

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True, although didn't it fall further than Number 2? Like it took only a few weeks to leave the Top 10.

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Cameron

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It dropped to number two in it's second week, it spent four weeks in the top 10 and nine weeks in the top 40

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Cameron

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Blinding Lights is still my favourite song of the year so far and I don't think another song will top it

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Piran

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'Blinding Lights' is my current favourite too, but 'Head & Heart' could eclipse it with time! ;)

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Reece Allen

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While I'm feeling nostalgic for Taylor, here's one my favourites from her https://youtu.be/tCXGJQYZ9JA

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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This is one of my favourite songs by her! :)

I also really love I Knew You Were Trouble.

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Piran

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Another amazing song from The Goddess Of Music! ❤️

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Alex Peters

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Oh I love this song

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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So here’s my top 25 favourite songs of the week! Hope you enjoy. :)

New entries are in bold.
1. Surrender - Natalie Taylor (4th week at number 1) 🇺🇸
2. my future - Billie Eilish 🇺🇸
3. Dancing In The Moonlight - Jubel ft NEIMY 🇸🇪
4. cardigan - Taylor Swift 🇺🇸
5. you broke me first - Tate McRae 🇨🇦
6. Wishing Well - Juice WRLD 🇺🇸
7. Life’s A Mess - Juice WRLD & Halsey 🇺🇸
8. 21 - Polo G 🇺🇸
9. Lighter - Nathan Dawe ft KSI 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
10. Head & Heart - Joel Corry ft MNEK 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
11. Save A Kiss - Jessie Ware 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
12. Fake Friends - PS1 ft Alex Hosking 🇺🇸 🇦🇺
13. B1llionz - M1llionz 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
14. ily (i love you baby) - Surf Mesa ft Emilee 🇺🇸
15. exile - Taylor Swift & Bon Iver 🇺🇸
16. For The Night - Pop Smoke ft Lil Baby & DaBaby 🇺🇸
17. Screw Juice - Juice WRLD 🇺🇸
18. Tondo - Disclosure & Eko Roosevelt 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇨🇲
19. Only You Freestyle - Drake & Headie One 🇨🇦 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
20. We Paid - Lil Baby & 42 Dugg 🇺🇸
21. Come & Go - Juice WRLD & Marshmello 🇺🇸
22. Wait For You - Tom Walker 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
23. Pour The Milk (Joel Corry Remix) - Robbie Doherty & Keees. 🇮🇪 x 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
24. In Your Eyes - The Weeknd ft Doja Cat 🇨🇦 🇺🇸
25. ROCKSTAR - Dababy ft Roddy Ricch 🇺🇸
NOTE: Surrender currently has a 3x lead over My Future (which is really surprising indeed)!

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Piran

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'My Future' didn't debut at #1?! :O

Man, you really love 'Surrender', haha!

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Darn Surrender is doing well if it couldn't beat your favourite artist. Do you think it'll get there soon?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Yeah, this was really surprising indeed. Even I’m surprised by it! :O

I think it’s more or less because I have such an emotional connection to Surrender and it’s just so good.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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It’s a contender, but Surrender is doing so well with me right now.

That said, in November 2019, Lose You To Love Me by Selena Gomez and Body Back by Gryffin & Maia Wright kept her song Everything I Wanted off the top, but that eventually got there in time for Christmas. :)

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Piran

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A similar thing is currently happening over on my chart, because while Taylor just released arguably her best collaboration ever a couple of weeks back, it only got one week at #1 on my personal chart thanks to 'Head & Heart'! :O

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Yeah, I'm rooting for it lol. I hate Surrender personally.

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Cameron

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Dance Monkey will hopefully be out of the top 40 next week

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Really? It took a year, but I’m fine with that. It’s had its days, even if I still like it.

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I really hope it is, I hated it when it came out and I hate it even more now.

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Cameron

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I don't know when it entered the chart but I think it reached number one in October 2019

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I think it entered the top 40 at the start of September, then shot up the charts.

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Cameron

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Yes and it was number one until Christmas

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I took a listen to Looking For Me earlier and I actually quite like it! It’s something that Kiss FM will get on board with, and if it becomes a hit, that wouldn’t bother me one bit! :)

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Cameron

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I thought Lighter would have fell

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Well no, I’ve streamed it a lot (mainly because I love KSI’s music and YouTube channel),

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Cameron

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I'm sure at the start of the week it had fell, it is growing on me a bit though

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Yeah, but thank god it didn't. I really like the song, though Flowers was probably better in my opinion.

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Riley

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Head & Heart #1 , west ten , secrets reaching peaks, go crazy top 10! This is a sick chart. Only thing I don’t like is the 2 drake songs in the top 10 his style ain’t my thing latley!

Fake friends & Flowers climbing aswell is always a bonus! I think the heat this weekend could see a few more edm tracks climb next week as everyones gonna be having BBQs and streaming them!

Also Heaven on my mind reaching a new peak is ace but if anyone has a spare minute, check out Beckys hill mashup she did for radio 1s dance weekend, incredible 😍 her voice is just something else!

I dunno on acr :(((((

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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If anyone is curious on checking this, I have Spotify now. It’s Spotify Free though, so I use Amazon Music offline. Unverification and George know this already! My username in case you wondered is ocelotMUSIC2018, and my profile pic is this: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9b93b9b4b1397c8e910a5c6701b5ef8955241d85731b944e32c8e55e3d467b79.jpg
Anyways, here’s my own version of NOW 106! ;)
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2FuP0eWCy6TIeWFaIpNiuS?si=PEaGg5obT7W2DCTUyWSlqg

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Reece Allen

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It's been a brilliant week for EDM in general this week with lots of climbs! Head & Heart remains at #1 which is amazing to see plus we have Lighter in at #3 too - admittedly, the one song I would be happy knocking Joel Corry off the top spot is Lighter, but I'm happy at the moment!

Dancing in the Moonlight is perched just outside the top 10 at #12 at the moment, and at this point I'm fully expecting it to get into the Top 10. Heaven On My Mind also continues it's chart climb landing at #17 - it's taken me longer to warm to this one than Wish You Well but it's firmly one of my favourites at the moment.

There was a lot of rebounds in the chart too, with Secrets bouncing back into the Top 10, Flowers reaching the Top 20 again at #19 and Kygo x Tina Turner joining the top 40 again (thank God!)

Looking For Me also leaps 15 places to #35, becoming the latest EDM song to enter the Top 40 - I've gone on about this song so much but I'm genuinely ecstatic that its managed to get this high, although I'm doubtful it will reach the Top 20.

While I haven't really listened to her album, I am surprised to see so many of Taylor's song dropping this soon, particularly as she normally has at least one song become a mainstay hit (Look What You Made Me Do, Shake It Off, etc). Also, Billie Eilish coming in at #7, but as someone said in the comments I can definitely see it dropping a fair amount by next week.

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Ayaan

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Everyone good?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Yeah, you okay? :)

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Ayaan

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Yep.

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Yeah, how about you?

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Ayaan

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Almost good.

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John Smith

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How can someone be top 10 down load all week and then hardley make the top 40? Makes no sense. You telling me people are going into record shops buying music I don't think so. The download chart and UK big top 40 is more representive of what is and isn't popular.

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Piran

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'Mr Brightside' is back yet again, haha! :D

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Guess what’s back, back again? Brightside’s back, we thought it’d end. XD

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Who would've thought? I really don't think we're ever getting rid of it.

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Piran

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Even ACR can't kill the chart run of this classic, haha! :P

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Piran

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Looks like we're opening up our eager eyes once again! ;)

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Piran

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WEEKLY CHART REVIEW (07/08/2020 - 13/08/2020)

🔴 (Negative)

1) I knew all three of Taylor’s songs would fall back this week, but I wasn’t expecting them to drop this far! Hopefully at least one of them will get promoted more in the coming weeks, allowing it to stick around. Every track on ‘Folklore’ deserves it!

2) ‘Ego Death’ dropped out! Despite it featuring Kanye West, it should’ve been here way longer than it was & I sadly don’t see it coming back either.

3) ‘Hallucinate’ only moved up one place! I really thought this was the week it would finally secure its place in the Top 40.

4) ‘I Dunno’ must’ve been put on ACR this week, which is a shame, as it’s one of my favourite British urban songs right now!

5) Are we just going to let ‘Take Care Of You’ flop? I adore that song & the lyrics are so sweet!

🟠 (Mixed)

1) ‘My Future’ by Billie Eilish lands the big debut of the week in the Top 10! I know a lot of people here are going to be triggered by this, i.e. me putting it in the "mixed" section of the review, but in my defence, I’ve always praised Billie’s unique style & how her darker tones have become so big in the mainstream is a very impressive achievement, especially for someone as young as 18. With this one though… okay, it’s nice to see her finally start to love herself & I respect her honesty a lot in the content, but that switch-up in a lo-fi beat seems fairly abrupt & I’m not really convinced that it’s the best accompaniment for Billie, at all! Look, please don’t take this the wrong way; it’s not bad at all & it’s actually intriguing that Billie is becoming a bit more experimental with her style, but I don’t know, in a year where she released ‘No Time To Die’, I wish she could’ve had more of a vocal presence here, because I know she’s capable of really bringing raw passion to the table. Still happy that she’s getting consistent success though!

2) ‘Kings & Queens’ rebounded a little & it’ll probably climb again next week thanks to solid sales, as well as a Pt.2 remix with Saweetie & Lauv! I’ve been speaking very highly of this song lately, so why is it in this section of the review? a) The extreme overplay on Capital FM, b) the remix isn’t as good as the original & c) even the original does have some questionable lines when you dig a little deeper into the details (“In chess, the king can move one space at a time, but queens are free to go wherever they like”?). I’ll still always be a sucker for the instrumentation (especially the electric guitar riff) & Ava’s incredibly powerful vocals that make feel like a throwback disco smash, but I can’t help but feel that while the lyrics support feminism, they come across as very $exist & unmotivational to men at times! Not a promising sign when a fair amount of your fanbase are male, especially on this site. Yeah, I never thought I’d rant about Ava Max of all people, but man, this one soured on me!

3) ‘Go Crazy’ climbed enough to reach the Top 10! The song itself is decent, but I’m definitely not a fan of Chris Brown’s personality.

4) ‘Rockstar’ is finally on ACR! It’s still one of the better trap hits of 2020 for me, but it had its run & it’s time for it to go now.

5) ‘Dance Monkey’ is very nearly out! I was really into this back when it was huge worldwide, but it’s longevity is getting a bit annoying now, so I’m not exactly going to miss it, haha. Either way, I bet Mateusz is loving it, haha!

6) ‘Holiday’ takes a big second week collapse! Honestly, I’ve forgot what this one sounds like already, which isn’t the best of signs coming from Little Mix, who I can actually tolerate more than most here.

7) ‘My Oasis’ by Sam Smith ft Burna Boy missed the Top 40! It’s not their best by any means, but I’m baffled how this didn’t make the region while the mediocre ‘I’m Ready’ did.

8) ‘Mood Swings’ took a massive gain out of nowhere, along with ‘For The Night’ returning for Pop Smoke! Does anyone know why?

9) ‘Popstar’ continues to plummet hard, but why the are we letting ‘Greece’ stick around?!

🟢 (Positive)

1) ‘Head & Heart’ continues its run at #1! Honestly, unless there’s an unexpected #1 debut from out of nowhere, this is spending the rest of August at #1. It’s got a clear lead in all formats & it’s best week on every metric so far, so I don’t see what’s stopping it that’s currently in the charts!

2) ‘LIGHTER’ HIT THE TOP 3!!! I think if anything’s going to challenge ‘Head & Heart’ for both the top spot on the singles chart & my personal chart soon, it’ll be this one, because it’s awesome.

3) ‘West Ten’ reached the Top 5! I love the chemistry between AJ Tracey & Mabel on this collaboration.

4) ‘Secrets’ got a second wind this week, enough to somehow take it to a new peak. I don’t think it’ll become as big as ‘Ride It’, but it’s certainly holding up incredibly well.

5) ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’ (another incredible summer banger), is extremely close to the Top 10! Most EDM songs have lost a bit of momentum when getting this high, but this one has somehow kept its momentum & I think the good weather will allow it to stick around a bit longer. I still prefer the Toploader version, but that doesn't change the fact that this is still a solid remake!

6) ‘Heaven On My Mind’ reaches the upper half of the chart! It looks like that 70 hour dance takeover really impacted the chart this week.

7) A massive rebound for ‘Flowers’ too, which is probably thanks to all the success ‘Lighter’ got last week.

8) ‘Fake Friends’ continues to move up, mostly thanks to how much Radio 1 are continuing to support it. Either way, what a week for EDM!

9) ‘Looking For Me’ finally reached the Top 40! Yes, I know it’s repetitive, but the beat is incredibly addictive & the vocal effects also fit the production very well. I could see a lot of people streaming this over the next few weekends!

10) Finally, to round out all the dance music, ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ is back in! Kygo might be one of my all-time favourite DJs, but Tina Turner is an undisputed legend, haha!

11) Only just realised, but ‘Blinding Lights’ is back in the Top 20!!! Never going to get tired of this hit, but it’s still amazing as ever.

12) Some really awesome news about Taylor though, as ‘Folklore’ becomes her first album to spend multiple weeks at the top of the albums chart!!! ❤️️

That's it from me! Have a good weekend everyone. :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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I agree on most points, though I’d put Kings & Queens in red and another terrible thing about this chart is the 10/10 smash that is Rockstar on ACR.

Speaking of Ava Max, I won’t wanna check out this new album of hers... I’ll stick with Clap Your Hands!

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Piran

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I don't mind 'Rockstar' going on ACR, given it already spent a few weeks at #1! I know 'Kings & Queens' grates on you so much, so no wonder you'd put it lower than me.

I'll check out this new album of hers! Even if I did give 'Kings & Queens' a 1/10 (which I personally wouldn't, it's either a strong 6/10 or light 7/10 in my books right now), I can't judge what an album will be like based on one terrible song from it.

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Agree with everything in the red, especially Ego Death, I've really been enjoying it lately.

I actually think the new remix of Kings & Queens is better than the original, mainly because of Saweetie's verse and the removal of certain questionable lines. Still not liking the climb though.

Agree on everything else, except I'd move 1, 5, 6 and 8 in the mixed section to the postive section.

Great review in general though, really liking the new system.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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Well, Sweet But Psycho and So Am I were good, and I’m yet to hear Salt... okay, you have a point there mate! Maybe she can redeem herself. :)

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Piran

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Oh, I put 'Ego Death' in the red because it fell out of the Top 40! That's a negative point... because the song is so good, haha.

Glad you're liking the new system though! It really saves me a lot of time on Friday afternoons & I'm actually having even more fun with it. :)

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Piran

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Yeah, like, you didn't let 'Birthday' put you off listening to more Anne-Marie, so why should you let 'Kings & Queens' put you off listening to more Ava Max? :)

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Yeah, I know, I meant I agreed with everything in red being there. I was just saying that's the worst thing that happened.

Yeah, I'd definitely stick with if it's better for you to type and better for us to read.

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Piran

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Yeah, that's another advantage of this new format! I get the feeling that it's a lot easier of other people to read. :)

I think all three Taylor songs dropping is the absolute worst thing that happened, but I guess they were all to be expected, especially when you release a surprise album!

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Geoffrey Etoru

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I'm pretty sure tiktok found mood swings which has resulted in a massive rise, wouldn't be surprised if its top 10 next week

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Piran

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Ah, fair enough.

Yeah, if it's getting really big on TikTok, then a Top 10 peak could certainly be possible for it! :P

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Alex Peters

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Kings & Queens is going to be on this chart for a VERY long time.
I'm kind of confused why they aren't promoting Who's Laughing Now instead.

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Piran

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'Kings & Queens' is definitely escaping ACR for a while thanks to the new remix, but I'm surprised that it was released just after a new single came out. It seems like a really weird decision to just ignore 'Who's Laughing Now' & not promote it! :/

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Joshua Sombra

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I am sure that "Hallucinate" will definitely be on top 40 next week or even it could jump straight to the top 10 because her previous singles from Future Nostalgia have smashed the charts so why shouldn't her other single "Hallucinate" do the same?

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Joshua Sombra

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Pretty sure that Little Mix's song "Holiday" that it will rise back up next week because they are still successful in the UK. I don't think it is a big deal that it had a big fall from the charts but sometimes it happens with some songs. Surely that song will rise up next week.

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Hi Piran! Great chart this week :) so sorry I wasn't there on Fri but I agree with all 12 of your positive points. Long album but I've listened to about half of 'Folklore' wtf have I been missing out on! Defo in my top 100, possibly even the top 10! forgot to add Ballin' to top 100 last week :O Also I won't be adding my update this week to Crownote but I can give it here for you...
1. Lil Mosey - Blueberry Faygo (+4) - most likely due to my streaming of it
2. Joel Corry ft MNEK - Head & Heart (-1) - sad to see it slip
3. Paul Woolford & Diplo ft Kareen Lomax - Looking For Me (+1) - aaay top 3
4. Nathan Dawe ft KSI - Lighter (-2) - thought it would stick around longer
5. Taylor Swift - my tears ricochet (New) - may change by Thurs
6. Jack Harlow - WHATS POPPIN (-3) - will likely climb again next week
7. PS1 ft Alex Hosking - Fake Friends (-1) - sadly i don't see it going to no 1 anymore
8. Lil Mosey ft Lunay - Top Gone (New)
9. D-Block Europe - We Won (New)
10. Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike vs Regard - Say My Name (-2)
11. Curtis Waters ft Harm Franklin - Stunnin' (+16)
12. SAINt JHN - Roses (Imanbek Remix) (-5)
outside top 10: Taylor Swift, Lil XXEL rises due to music video, new Riton single, Lil Uzi Vert, Natalie Taylor, DaBaby, M1llionz, Jubel & MK climb!

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Karl Macnaughton

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Yeah, it's a shame about Ego Death - it was an unusual mixture of the two dominant genres at the moment and it had really grown on me. I'm just not loving most of the rap around at the moment at all, especially the stuff in the top 10 (AJ Tracey excepted). Thank god for the housey dance revival :-)

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Piran

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Yeah, I really thought 'Ego Death' would get a lot more hype! I would agree with you that AJ Tracey is one of better rappers in the charts at the moment.

I'm also very pleased to see EDM make a comeback in 2020! :D

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Piran

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Hey MusicLover! :)

I'm glad you agree on all the positive points, especially those about 'Folklore'.

As for your latest update, it's cool to see 'Blueberry Faygo' rise to #1, along with 'My Tears Ricochet' debuting in the Top 5 (incredibly. it's actually charting higher for you than it is for me, haha!).

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Piran

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It got a remix with MNEK & it's getting a lot of pop airplay, so it might rebound in the coming weeks.

Little Mix have always been one of those groups to get very consistent sales, but barely any streaming!

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Piran

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I really hope so, but a lot of people were saying that last week, so I'm not too sure.

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mehaan

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go crazy hitting top 10 for me is extremely posotive chris brown is an amazing underrated legend

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Rector

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Omg I hate how close Dance Monkey is to falling out of the top 40 but is still clinging on to it. It's so unsatisfying

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