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Official Singles Chart on 21/8/2020

21 August 2020 - 27 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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at the near top of every summer playlist for me...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ee4QjCEHHc#

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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top 40 points for this week:
awesome (5 points): 3, 6, 12, 15, 18, 22, 25, 27, 29, 34, 38, 40
good (4 points): 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 20, 23, 28, 30, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 39
okay (3 points): 8, 13, 16, 17, 31
meh (2 points): 5, 24, 26
bad (1 point): 19
awful (0 points): 10, 21

TOTAL: 150/200 (75%)

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thierry henon

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I prefer the Scottish singles chart!!:
AVA MAX and KYLIE in the Top 10 this week!! Love it, love the Scottish single chart!! Furthermore, LADY GAGA remains another week into the Top 20!! that's what i like to see!! And so many singles re-entries from the 80's and 90's: 4 non blondes, sam brown.

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Damián

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Absolutely agree Thierry! Kylie's song is so fine, delicious, it deserved way way better

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crunch2k

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Really don't like WOP so not happy seeing it rise to #2...

One thing I'm really interested in seeing next week is what number the new BTS song will get to, it's their first English song and it's doing crazy on itunes. Last time I looked the instrumental was at #3 which is insane!!!

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Jeremy Dove

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If anyone is interested I do a song of the day thing on my Instagram and here’s my playlist of that it’s a mixture of some of my favorites with some current stuff that I’m into it gets updated everyday 😊😊:

https://music.apple.com/ca/playlist/song-of-the-day/pl.u-X74ZCoKrEXq

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Jeremy Dove

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Great to see smile here ❤️❤️ It’s sad that Katy is not getting a whole lot of success so far with her new album coming out soon. Smile is certainly her best song since Never Really Over and really reminds me of her Teenage Dream days 😊😊

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Jeremy Dove

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They say WAP is bad...have they listened to Get Low or any late 90’s or early 2000’s hip hop song? 😂😂😂

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4a1d94a8558f77f681c833e08aaef3ec99697316147faa2047ed74817e5e382a.jpg

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Panda

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better than wap tbh

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Jeremy Dove

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Well duh 😂😂 Get Low is a classic 😊😊 I mean it’s hypocritical and kinda sexist to say WAP is inappropriate and blatantly ignore every other inappropriate song out there especially ignoring inappropriate songs released by men

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Jeremy Dove

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On first glance so glad to see Head & Heart at another week at number 1 although WAP certainly gave that song a run for their money haha and I’m glad Midnight Sky & Levitating debuted 😊😊

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Mikhail Kondratyev

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https://youtu.be/HrG0TFklQ04

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Piran

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Hey everyone! :)

I'm signing off for now, but I'll try to be back on again for both chart updates.

Take care everybody!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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bye, see you on discord tonight.

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Piran

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See you later! :D

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Jstar

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Hey Piran, I haven't been on a little bit, but I am came to say hi. I noticed that everyone's accounts seem to be private now lol. I didn't make mine private but I wonder if it is.

I hope all is well with you and everyone here.

J

Jstar

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Who is on discord, maybe I should join?

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Jeremy Dove

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Hey Piran 😊

You never came around to that question about drill afterwards and grime too I’m curious to know more about these genres haha

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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yup, it’s really fun on there! we have piran, mateusz, me, and almost the rest of us on there. :)

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Piran

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Hey Jeremy! :)

Sorry about that! I guess I was so busy that I just forgot, haha.

This was the top Reddit comment on the differences between the two forms of rap, which I also thought was a very good way of separating grime & drill...

"Difference tends to be the BPM (for the most part it seems drills catching up) in the beats and also the general theme of it. Grime tracks tend to be fast paced and quite punchy with the sounds where as Drill tends to be a lot slower and relies on more melodies. Hi hats tend to be used more in grime too.

Other than that the flows tend to be completely different with grime having a much faster pattern. Lyrics can be similar but drill tends to be more violent and actually targeted at someone/somewhere where as grime tends to be more in general."

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Piran

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Hey Jstar! :)

Nice to see you on here as usual! How are you?

Basically, there were two trolls on OCC just over a week ago that were spamming us with abusive comments & downvoting literally every post, so we're keeping our accounts private so that they can't see our comments (as blocking only works one way).

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Jstar

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How can I join?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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well, you can add me as a friend on there and i’ll send you the server link. just gotta have my dinner though, brb.

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Jstar

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Everything is good, just been busy with work and I have enjoyed my last 2 Fridays off doing things haha.

Ok, no problem, I am sorry things got out of hand last week. I wasn't here so I thankfully didn't have to deal with it. I will keep my account open for now as i haven't had to deal with anything like that.

I know Taylor's album though has done fantastic, I know you must be happy with how well it is holding up.

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Jstar

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Well I don't have a discord account, so I will have to make one first, when I do I will let you know.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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okay, its simple to set up. :)

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Piran

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I'm glad you were able to get a couple of Fridays off! :)

It's fine! Things appear to be a lot more peaceful now, especially since we're on Discord a lot of the time now (I can tell you more about that if you want?).

Yeah, I'm so proud of everything Taylor's achieved with 'Folklore'! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

By the way, I thought this might interest you: https://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/bts-new-song-dynamite-is-on-course-for-number-1-on-official-uk-singles-chart__30818/

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Jeremy Dove

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Thanks for this Piran 😊😊 I really like to learn and expand my music taste wherever I can 😊😊

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Piran

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You're welcome! :)

I'm really glad to see another Swiftie embracing so many different musical cultures, haha.

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Piran

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Time for my international hit of the week...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s3o1kXlxzo

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Marcothedonjuan

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Congrats to Cardi B and Megan's UK career high at No. 2. :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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yeah, the song is great! :D

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Piran

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Hey Marco! :D

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Marcothedonjuan

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Hey Piran! :)

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Piran

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How you doing? :)

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Marcothedonjuan

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I love how Cardi B says "gimme everything you GOT!" haha....

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Marcothedonjuan

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I'm good, how's everything in your part of the UK? :)

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Piran

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Not bad down here thanks! We've had some strange weather this week, but I got to see a friend yesterday & I'm doing some job stuff tomorrow, haha. :)

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Marcothedonjuan

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Cool. :) And Taylor earned a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 101K. :)

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Piran

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That's amazing news! :D

I believe 'Folklore' now ties 'After Hours' as the longest running #1 album of 2020 to date.

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Cher 🤍 Lloyd 💙 Stan

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Honestly wish Cher lloyd would still chart the first two singles of her 3rd studio album have been so close to getting onto the charts :(((

Lost got to 101 (I'm pretty sure) on the charts the week it came out

You can listen to the 2 new singles to her upcoming album here if u want to :))

M.I.A - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4veL9hP4HR0
Lost - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDw1aCfaUxI

My favourite song charting right now is heaven on my mind :D

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Piran

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'Heaven On My Mind' is an amazing song! :D

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Piran

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Oh yeah, among Cher Lloyd singles, 'Sirens' deserved way better! :/

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Piran

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My new personal chart: https://crownnote.com/charts/piran-delves/pirans-top-50-27

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Piran

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Has everyone forgot about my Emoji Challenge? :P

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i guessed a few. :P

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Piran

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Okay, I'll check my notifications! ;)

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Maicon Butzke

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrG0TFklQ04

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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thanks again! :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i'm so glad i revisited this underrated dance banger. it sounds so good today. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYeMe6_ISKc

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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trap is my favourite genre. we've had great artists like travis scott, juice wrld and lil uzi vert, who are absolutely amazing.

this kid though, is an absolute DISGRACE to the trap community!! >:(
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTaC_pPpGL8

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⁉️

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The Kid LAROI is decent, definitely not a disgrace.

Also not even mentioning the best trap artists, Future, Young Thug and Playboi Carti.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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his yelling voice grinds my gears so much! :(

future and young thug are great, yes, and playboi carti is hit or miss with me.

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Piran

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Despite ACR, there are seven songs in the Top 100 that have been in the chart for over a year! :O

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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mood swings is so good!!! you know, this might have to be a 10/10 now. so, so, so good. :D

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Rector

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- 'Head & Heart' is the first #1 to spend five consecutive weeks at the top, after 'Dance Monkey' last year.
- 19 sales separate the #3 and #4 albums.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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top 10 rankings from me...

1) head & heart (7/10)
2) wap (8/10)
3) lighter (10/10)
4) laugh now cry later (7/10)
5) watermelon sugar (5/10)
6) mood swings (10/10)
7) west ten (8/10)
8) greece (6/10)
9) secrets (8/10)
10) savage love (1/10)
best: mood swings
worst: savage mess.

71%

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Panda

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lol you really don't like Savage love :P

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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yeah, the squealing trumpets in the beat grind my gears, and jason sounds so out of breath in that falsetto. probably my least favourite number 1 of 2020. :/

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Jeremy Dove

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Head & Heart (9/10)
WAP (7/10)
Lighter (9/10)

Laugh Now Cry Later (7/10) (Gonna give my thoughts on it when the hot 100 comes out but it’s actually not bad)

Watermelon Sugar (8/10)

Mood Swings (0/10) (I feel uncomfortable listening to posthumous material)

West Ten (8/10)
Greece (4/10)
Secrets (7/10)
Savage Love (6/10)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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so here are my top 25 favourite songs of the week;
new entries are in bold, re-entries are in italic

1. mood swings - pop smoke ft lil tjay (new number 1)
2. my way - one bit & noah cyrus (new)
3. surrender - natalie taylor (-2)
4. my future - billie eilish (=)
5. you broke me first - tate mcrae (+1)
6. lighter - nathan dawe ft ella henderson & ksi (-4)
7. dancing in the moonlight - jubel ft neimy (+2)
8. like that - doja cat ft gucci mane (re)
9. cardigan - taylor swift (+3)
10. wap - cardi b & megan thee stallion (new)
11. exile - taylor swift & bon iver (-4)
12. 3 headed goat - lil durk ft lil baby & polo g (new)
13. m.e.n iii - bugzy malone (+1)
14. 21 - polo g (-9)
15. wishing well - juice wrld (-7)
16. levitating (remix) - dua lipa ft madonna & missy elliott
17. before you go - lewis capaldi (re)
18. i’ll wait - kygo ft sasha sloan (-15)
19. tondo - disclosure & eko roosevelt (-7)
20. only you freestyle - drake & headie one (-7)
21. something special - pop smoke (new)
22. ily (i love you baby) - surf mesa ft emilee (-2)
23. fake friends - ps1 ft alex hosking (-4)
24. save a kiss - jessie ware (-14)
25. no right to love you - rhys lewis (-3)

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Top 10 and new entries rankings:

1. Head & Heart (7/10)
2. WAP (11/10)
3. Lighter (7/10)
4. Laugh Now, Cry Later (6/10)
5. Watermelon Sugar (3/10)
6. Mood Swings (8/10)
7. West Ten (7/10)
8. GREECE (5/10)
9. Secrets (7/10)
10. Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) (5/10)

4. Laugh Now, Cry Later (6/10)
15. Midnight Sky (6/10)
34. You Broke Me First (6/10)
39. Levitating (9/10)

For the Top 10:
BEST: WAP
WORST: Watermelon Sugar

PERCENT: 66%

For new entries:
BEST: Levitating
WORST: You Broke Me First (highly see this going lower than that)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i'd rate you broke me first a lot higher, as well as savage love way lower, and i don't think wap is good enough to receive an 11/10 (that's for when the party's over haha), but i mostly agree! :)

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Piran

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I think 'Tick Tock' might be getting a 10/10 from me, haha! :D

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i don’t think it’s all that good tbh.

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Piran

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Aw, it debuted in my Top 5! :P

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Cameron

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Just listened to Tick Tock, it's an okay song

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Cameron

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I feel it's inferior to Clean Bandit's previous singles though

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Piran

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I adore it! I'm listening to it now actually, haha. :)

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Cameron

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It could get a top 5 debut next week

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Piran

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Oh wow, I wasn't expecting to be that high, but I'm so happy it is, haha! :D

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Cameron

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I'm not sure if it will but it is definitely capable to debut quite high

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Piran

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I think it'll be one of those songs that debuts low, but climbs a lot over the coming weeks! :)

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Piran

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I'm not annoyed that 'Wap' could be #1 because of the song itself (it's actually not bad!), but I am annoyed that it would probably block 'Lighter' from getting there! :/

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⁉️

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I'd rather see WAP though, but both deserve it.

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Piran

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'Head & Heart' >>>>>>>>> 'Wap'.

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⁉️

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Opposite for me, an 11 compared to a 7.

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Panda

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Americans don't really deserve #1 spots on the British charts tbh. That being said, Crazy was from an American duo and was a great song so there's that. i personally think we should leave the top 10 for British talent.

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⁉️

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Yeah no. The chart is supposed to show what's popular in the UK, not from the UK. Like half of the chart wouldn't be here.

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Piran

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I have to disagree there. Why shouldn't Americans deserve #1 on the British charts? If the music is good enough, I don't care where you're from! :)

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Panda

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Which would then give more British artists to reach a wider audience :P

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Panda

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For more British artists to get the spotlight on the British charts :)

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Piran

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I don't know. I like British artists doing well in our charts, but I embrace as much international variety as possible! :)

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Cosma Cosina Gensi

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This comment reminds me of Mussolini, although he was Italian and not British. But his logic was pretty much the same. It’s called isolationism. And fascism. Ops, but the UK had Brexit, so it is perfectly on point.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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no, the charts should always revolve around what the british public are listening to.

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Piran

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I know that 'Wap' is one of your favourite songs of all-time already, haha! :P

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Cameron

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Does anyone think Wap will get to #1 at some point?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i hope so, i like seeing new number ones.

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Piran

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I think it could when 'Head & Heart' is placed on ACR.

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⁉️

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Next week.

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Panda

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Definitely. It's insanely popular at the moment and even though the lyrics and messaging are distasteful at best, the numbers are what matter for chart success.

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Panda

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What is ACR?

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Piran

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Accelerated Chart Ratio.

Basically, when a song has been on the charts for at least 10 weeks & has three consecutive weeks of decline in performance, only half of its streams will count towards the chart. I thoroughly disagree with the idea of it! :/

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Rector

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Head & Heart is on first decline already :(
In fact, every song that isn't already on/ineligible for ACR is on first decline besides the ones I mentioned earlier + Giants, Perfect and For The Night, which are on 0 week decline :S

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Panda

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Yeah it seems a little weird that only half the streams would count, thanks for the explanation! :)

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Piran

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You're welcome! :)

I think the whole idea of it was to rotate older songs out for newer ones, but I think it has more flaws than benefits personally.

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Piran

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'Head & Heart' can't go on ACR for at least another three weeks though, as it's only been on the chart for seven weeks so far! :)

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Rector

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Yeah, so if it declines for two more weeks (9th week in chart), it will go on ACR on its 10th week. That is what's happening to Burning!

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Piran

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Then 'Wap' will probably be #1! :P

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Rector

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Oh no D:

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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oh yes... >:)

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Piran

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I don't dislike the song, but 'Lighter' deserves the #1 over 'Wap'! :/

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Piran

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My Top 10 throwbacks of the week...

#1: Queen - Another One Bites The Dust (1980)
#2: Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble (2012)
#3: Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (1975)
#4: Ariana Grande ft Mac Miller - The Way (2013)
#5: Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe (2011)
#6: Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It (1984)
#7: Lady Gaga - Born This Way (2011)
#8: Katy Perry - Firework (2010)
#9: Coldplay - Viva La Vida (2008)
#10: Mr Probz - Waves [Robin Schulz Remix] (2014)

Let me know what yours are too! :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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1) 8/10
2) 10/10
3) 4/10
4) 6/10
5) 2/10
6) 8/10
7) 9/10
8) 9/10
9) 10/10
10) 10/10

you scored 76% - a long pass! ;)

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Piran

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Thanks mate! :D

Glad you like most of the songs here, including three perfect scores.

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Alex Peters

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1) 8/10
2) 6.5/10
3) 5/10
4) 7/10
5) 8/10 (it's just perfect)
6) 7/10
7) 6/10
8) 6/10
9) 5/10
10) 8/10

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Jeremy Dove

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My throwbacks (yes this is different from the last one haha):

Sheryl Crow - My Favorite Mistake
Taylor Swift - Haunted
Mariah Carey - Fantasy (Both the original and the ODB remix)
Notorious BIG - Big Poppa
Frank Sinatra - I’ve got The World on a String
Bing Crosby - Moonlight Becomes You
JoJo - Baby It’s You
Montell Jordan - This is How we Do It
Madonna - Into The Groove
Shania Twain - What Made You Say That
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
Tupac - I Get Around
Lil Kim - The Jump Off
Lil Jon - Get Low
Patsy Cline - I Fall to Pieces

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Billy G.

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Love the variety,Keeping an open mind.

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Piran

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Different throwbacks, but still an awesome list, haha! :D

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Piran

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Glad you like most of these! The lowest score being a 5/10 indicates that you generally enjoyed my list, haha. :)

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Jeremy Dove

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Haha thanks 😃😃 my music taste is just that vastly diverse haha

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Piran

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Oh wow, check this out! :O

https://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/bts-new-song-dynamite-is-on-course-for-number-1-on-official-uk-singles-chart__30818/

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Jeremy Dove

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Ehh I’m not a big BTS fan I just don’t get k-pop honestly but good for them

I’m looking forward to that new Headie One song tho with Stormzy and AJ Tracey it’s really good

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Piran

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I generally like BTS, so I'm impressed to see this, although I don't think 'Dynamite' will hold up anywhere near as well as the week goes on.

I'm glad you're loving 'Ain't It Different', because I like it a lot too! :D

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Jeremy Dove

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Ain’t it Different is just awesome 😊😊

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Piran

2

I absolutely love it! Definitely one of my favourite UK rap collaborations of 2020 so far. :)

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new acc - disqus.com/afrog69

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Ratings & favourite songs from artists
1.) 10/10
JC Head & Heart
MNEK Head & Heart
2.) 1/10
CB Finnesse (4/10)
MTS B.I.T.C.H. (7/10)
3.) 9.5/10
Flowers (10/10)
Lighter
4.) 6.5/10
Life Is Good (9.5/10)
Laugh Now, Cry Later
5.) 4/10
Adore You (5/10)
6.) 8/10
What You Know Bout Love (8.5/10)
Mood Swings
7.) 9/10
Rain (10/10)
Tick Tock (10/1)
8.) 6/10
The One)8/10)
Life Is Good
9.) 8.5/10
Ride It (9.5/10)
Tequila (9/10)
10.) 1/10
Want To Want Me (7.5/10)

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Piran

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I agree with most of these ratings, although I like 'Wap' a bit more & 'Life Is Good' a bit less! :P

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Christie

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So glad to see Smile re-entering the chart, even tho it's still lower than I expected..

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Piran

1

It re-entered? That's amazing! :)

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Christie

1

Yeah! At 87.

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Piran

2

That's cool! It's also a new peak for the song which is promising, although it really should be in the Top 40 by now.

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Christie

2

It should've been really, but unfortunately the only promotion the song's got is Katy's social media and some minor airplay.

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Piran

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It's actually doing well on airplay in the UK, but it's struggling more on sales & streaming unfortunately.

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Christie

2

That's actually good to hear cuz it's still reaching people, and that's all Katy really wanted.

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Piran

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Yeah, the radio stations love her over here! 'Chained To The Rhythm' was #1 on our airplay charts for several weeks actually. :)

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Jstar

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Haven't seen you in a long time, great to see you on. I really like Smile.

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Christie

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Oh, hi there! :) It's really been a while, hasn't it? It's great to see a familiar name after this much time! Glad to hear you like Smile too.

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Piran

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"It's really been a while, hasn't it?"

Gotta say it's really been a while, but now I got back that smile! ;)

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Jstar

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Great to see that you still are a katy fan, I wonder when she will finally give birth, it feels like that baby has been waiting to come out forever lol.

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Christie

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I stayed with her during and after the Witness era, so I guess I'll stay a KatyCat till the very end haha. And didn't you know? She's trying to break the record for the longest pregnancy, doing great so far.

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Christie

1

Gotta say, commenting again on Disqus really got me back a special kind of smile. :)

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Piran

1

It must be lovely coming back on here after so long & knowing that all the commenters from a few years ago are still active! :)

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Piran

1

Hopefully I'll be able to get an Emoji Challenge ready for 6:30pm again! :D

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Piran

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SONG 1: 🙌 🔘

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Piran

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SONG 2: 🔎 Me

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Piran

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SONG 3: 🛐

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Piran

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SONG 4: 👫 💣

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Piran

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SONG 5: 🩸 🏞️

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Piran

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SONG 6: 👧 👧 🎥

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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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Piran

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SONG 9: 🌞 🌞 🌞 🌞 🌞 🌞 🌞

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Piran

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SONG 10: ⛔ 🛑

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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looking for me?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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girls on film?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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praying?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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7 summers?

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Rector

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Pray

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Piran

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No, this song a hit in like 1986, haha! :P

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Cameron

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Dancing With Myself

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Piran

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My notifications broke, haha, but you're correct! :D

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Piran

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No, this song was released in like 1986 or something! :P

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Piran

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Yes! :D

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Piran

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No, this was released in 2008! :)

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Piran

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Correct again! :D

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Rector

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I thought it was Dancing on my Own... :(

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Piran

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No, but at least you got one right so far! :P

It was a big hit though & she's also had a #1 single this year.

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Rector

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Just Dance?

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Piran

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Correct! :D

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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nobody’s love?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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don’t stop?

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Piran

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Close, but not that one! :P

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Piran

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Correct! :D

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Rector

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Songs going to ACR next week:
- GRM Daily presents M Huncho & Dutchavelli - Burning
- The Kid LAROI & Juice WRLD - GO
- Tom Walker - Wait for You

Second week decline:
- Marshmello & Halsey - Be Kind
- Surf Mesa feat. Emilee - ‎ily (i love you baby)

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Piran

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I hope 'Be Kind' & 'ily [i love you baby]' avoid ACR next week!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i love that the kid laroi is getting put on acr!

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Piran

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Man, you really don't like him! :P

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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at least his mentor juice wrld didn’t YELL OBNOXIOUSLY in his songs, like laroi did.

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Piran

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"At least his mentor juice wrld didn’t YELL OBNOXIOUSLY in his songs, like laroi did."

With the exception of 'Robbery'! :P

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⁉️

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Nothing that I have a opinion apart from Be Kind leaving, which is a good thing.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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to me, juice had more of a wailing delivery on robbery.

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Piran

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His worst song to date! :/

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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haha, i loved it! :P

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Piran

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His vocals just killed it entirely for me! :/

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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both are straight 10/10s from me!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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no, it’s not good seeing be kind leave, it’s such a positive song.

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Piran

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Yeah, 'Be Kind' deserves a second chance at success! :)

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Piran

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WEEKLY CHART REVIEW (21/08/2020 - 27/08/2020)

🔴 (Negative)

1) ‘Lighter’ dropped back to #3! I’m getting the sinking feeling that this won’t be going to be top of the charts after all.

2) Jubel’s incredible cover of ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’ misses the Top 10… yet again!

3) ‘Take You Dancing’ took a massive climb, which contains arguably Jason Derulo’s worst hook to date! It’s so annoying & creepy. Urgh!

4) ‘Fake Friends’ seems to have lost its momentum!

5) ‘Rain On Me’ took another massive fall this week! :’(

🟠 (Mixed)

1) ‘Wap’ climbed to the runner-up position to become Cardi B’s highest charting song in the UK to date. It’s grown on me a lot since last week, but not enough to put it in the “positive” section just yet.

2) Drake unsurprisingly got the highest debut of the week, in the Top 5! In terms of production, this one stands out a lot, but the lyrics & delivery are just okay. I don’t know, this is better than most of his recent hits, but I don’t know how well it’s going to age for me!

3) ‘Savage Love’ got hit by ACR harder than initially though this week, probably due to streaming starting to fade anyway.

4) ‘Holiday’ moved up again! I’m slowly starting to get to this one now, although I hear it more on the radio rather than choosing to stream it myself.

5) ‘Only You Freestyle’ dropped a fair bit, which is a shame as I’ve been playing that song a lot this past week!

6) ‘Breaking Me’ fell a few places this week too! I actually like that song way more than most here do, haha.

7) ‘Dance Monkey’ didn’t return to the Top 40, despite the midweek updates indicating it would.

8) Taylor Swift lost the #1 album, but hey, she had a really good run there, so I’m still glad!

🟢 (Positive)

1) ‘Head & Heart’ stayed at #1 for a fifth week, which it also did on my personal chart! If the BuzzJack numbers are accurate enough, it should’ve got a 15k combined sales lead this week.

2) While I don’t like TikTok at all, at least it’s pushing ‘Mood Swings’ higher up the chart!

3) ‘Looking For Me’ was the joint highest climber this week, which could also be Top 10 next week!

4) ‘Midnight Sky’ debuts in the Top 15! I really love that throwback disco sound for Miley, along with her unusually raw vocals. I hope she continues to make more music like this, because I’m loving this right now!

5) ‘You Broke Me First’ made the Top 40! Thanks to Coolocelot for introducing this to me, haha. Many critics have named Tate McRae the Canadian Billie Eilish & I can definitely see why! This song is really dark & deep, but in a way that carries a lot of emotional weight.

6) While I thought it would be higher, I love the remix of ‘Levitating’ making the Top 40! Hopefully it can be a slow burner & that it won’t be forgotten with the success of ‘Hallucinate’ (glad that one’s moving up though!). I still prefer the original version of this one though, but this is still awesome!

That's it for now! Take care guys. :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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agreed on all the negatives, all the positives (though #1 is more on the 🟠 side to me) and some mixed. the bits i agree most on are #2 and #5 on positive. great review! :D

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Piran

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Thanks a lot mate! :)

Yeah, it's a shame that 'Head & Heart' isn't getting much replay factor from you, but at least you're still giving it a fairly high score.

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Blank

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Cardi B is till yet to hit the top 20 without a collaboration.

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Damián

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Excellent review mate, a usual!!!!

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Piran

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Thanks Dami! :)

How are you?

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Piran

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True, her highest charting solo hit to date is 'Bodak Yellow' (which peaked at #24), although most female rappers generally tend to collaborate with others more than anyone else.

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Damián

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Everything's fine over here Piran! I hope you be fine enjoying Sunday! And happy cuz Kylie made the top ten in Scotland 😂😂(at least in one chart is top ten!)

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Piran

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Haha, it did well in the UK sales chart too! I'm fine thanks, but also glad to hear you're okay too. :)

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Damián

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Thanks mate!! You know I'm always glad to know from you!! Keep safe!

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Piran

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Aw, thanks! You too. :)

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WAP is awful. I can't understand anything (which is probably for the best ;)) I didn't realise it was controversial until I saw my mum watching about it on fricking Loose Women :/ Also Take You Dancing is hella addicting but really bad so I'm doing a Savage Noise and avoiding it. Drake's LNCL and GREECE is growing, but Drake's verse in GREECE is awful. It's his worst rap, and his rap is already bad. Life Is Good puts him to shame compared to Future.

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Hey is Flowers on ACR??

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And do stuff you wouldnt catch Stormzy doing

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Piran

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Yeah, Cardi B's behaviour hasn't been the best.

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Piran

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I think so, but I'm not concern. I'll ask over on the new OCC article or on Discord! :)

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Piran

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'Wap' is growing on me thanks to Megan's verse, but yeah, the content is very explicit! :/

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Same, last week it went on ACR and so went above Rain On Me in the non-ACR chart! Such a banger!

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I remember hearing from I think helloyassine on YouTube when he reviewed the 2020 XXL freshman class that most female rappers need to do explicit things to become big. Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion and Doja Cat are probably the Biggest Female rappers right now and they all do that.

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Karl Macnaughton

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Lol, sometimes it's great to see someone say what you're thinking - WAP is possibly the worse hit of the year for me; it's just growly noise!
I'm slightly ashamed about liking Take You Dancing!
Greece is indeed growing a bit but still a bit crappy and I wish he wouldn't go on so at the beginning of all his records. DJ Khaled, I hate to break it to you but you are NOT the best music. And I'm really not excited at all that there's YET 'another one'.

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Piran

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Before we get into the current Top 40, please we can this incredible new banger in next week's chart? It's amazing!!! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC8SPG2LwSA

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i need to listen to this when i’m available on spotify tonight.

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Piran

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I think you'll like it! :D

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Panda

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It's a pretty good song!

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It's really good, expect a Top 10 debut for it.

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Glad 24k is on it, hes awesome and deserves top 20! Also Mood is picking up...

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Piran

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I adore 'Mood'! With that being one position below the Top 10 & the debut for 'Tick Tock', 24kGoldn had an amazing week. :)

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What I find cool is that Mood entered at #18 in my chart a month and a bit back and a few weeks ago climbed back up and now this. I'm especially happy cos he's jumped onto a Brit EDM song. I'm also liking Mabel more with 'Boyfriend' one of the best female pop songs of the year, 'West Ten' and her EDM team-ups!

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Piran

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Yeah, I've loved everything 24kGoldn has put out so far! I'm hoping 'Mood' will be in the Top 5 next week & that 'Tick Tock' will also climb (both 9/10's for me!). :)

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Piran

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I wasn't first... again! :P

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Rector

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sorry mate :P

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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well, i was second so... it is what it is! :P

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Piran

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I guess I'll take third! :P

I get a medal, haha.

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Piran

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Apology accepted, haha! :P

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Panda

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We did it again!! Congratulations to JOEL CORRY! Was a little worried that it would be knocked off #1 by lack of talent but, this makes me feel so happy. Well done and absolutely well deserved :)

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Piran

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I adore 'Head & Heart' so much, so I'm also chuffed it got a fifth week at #1! I don't know how to feel about 'Wap' though... it's growing on me, but I don't think it deserves to top the charts.

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Piran

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Hey everyone! ;)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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hello! :)

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Panda

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Hellooo!

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Piran

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Hey Panda! :)

How you doing?

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Piran

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Are you the mine turtle now?! :P

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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well, all you need to know is that i like trains! :P

did you catch my review? ;)

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Piran

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Haha, I'll check it out shortly, as I'm about to post mine! :)

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Panda

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Im doing pretty good thanks!! :) How are you?

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Piran

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I'm not bad thanks! What do you think of the new chart? :)

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Panda

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i'm so glad Head and Heart remained at #1. Disappointed that WAP is at #2 and Dancing In The Moonlight isn't in the top 10.  What do you think?

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Piran

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I actually posted a full review elsewhere on this thread, but I mostly agree with you, especially on 'Dancing In The Moonlight'.

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First! Won't be too active for about an hour or two.

Also, I really think WAP will be Number 1 next week thankfully, Head & Heart is getting boring.

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are you? ;)

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Nope, I thought I was because comments weren't coming through.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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COOLOCELOT’S CHART REVIEW

hey pals and gals, it’s coolocelot101. tonight i’m gonna give you a review, but before we get into the new entries, i’ll observe the moves around the top 40.

as you can see, “head & heart” is number 1 for a fifth week, with 68k overall units - i still like it, but it’s falling on streams for me and i hope “lighter” can get to number 1 asap. “wap” is one joel corry’s tail, while acr strikes “savage love” but i hate that song with a pure passion so i’m buzzing it’s dropping. “looking for me” swerves into the top 20, and i don’t mind that little move because it’s a decent dance song! also, "dance monkey" may be gone for good as it's dropped to number 42. ah well, let’s get into the top 40 entries.

DRAKE FT LIL DURK - LAUGH NOW CRY LATER (#4)
drake has been dominating the charts for years now, so it was no surprise that he scored the top debut lol. as for this, yeah it’s decent enough! i must say, i really like this beat with the blaring trumpets and booming bass over a clean trap beat, and i’ll always love drake’s crooning. if there’s anything to let this down for me, it’s lil durk’s delivery, he impressed me on “3 headed goat” but in this one he’s wailing a little. other than that, it’s another good song from drake! i’m gonna give this a light 7/10.

MILEY CYRUS - MIDNIGHT SKY (#15)
there was no way i wasn’t gonna cover this as miley has scored a lot of hits in the past few years! now we get to the song... oh, i love that echoing guitar line so much and the thumping beat comes in and already makes this an awesome indie-pop song! miley’s delivery is really anthemic in this track, and i really like that, especially when she belts out in that hook. not to mention the lyrics where she doesn’t need love and feels good on her own. overall, this is a song i could see myself having on repeat, and i hope it can get to number 1 someday. decent 8/10, good job miley!

TATE MCRAE - YOU BROKE ME FIRST (#34)
i found out about this song when it was lurking in the amazon music charts and on spotify playlists, and i’m absolutely buzzing that this hit the top 40, because i’ve really loved this one for a while now! i honestly think the downbeat, dramatic production suits a sad song like this. tate’s vocals may have had to grow on me, but i love the emotion she puts in this one! and then there’s the lyrics about tate’s past lover saying how bad it hurts that she left him, but he doesn’t feel as much pain as she does. look, as someone who battles loneliness, depression and sometimes suicidal thoughts on a regular basis, i could relate to this song a lot. so yeah, good job for giving tate mcrae a breakthrough hit, especially when the song is this good! strong 9/10.

DUA LIPA FT MADONNA & MISSY ELLIOTT - LEVITATING (REMIX) (#39)
i didn’t care for dua’s second album at all. i’m blessed that the better tracks from it (don’t start now, hallucinate and this) are singles. before i get into the remix, i have to talk about the original first: a funky disco song with lyrics about a love that feels like floating through space (strong 7/10 for that one). and i think the remix is even better! there was a change of production in this remix, but this one is more suited for clubs with the deep yet groovy keys and i like it even more than the original’s. so they added madonna and missy elliott to this and while i do think madonna does a fine enough job, missy’s rap in the middle really sealed the deal for me! 2020’s music scene has had some remixes to its name (say so, savage and don’t rush to name a few) but this one is just like those ones - a pleasure. light 8/10!

on the albums chart, biffy clyro score their 3rd number 1 album with “a celebration of endings”! it debuted at number 1 with 26k chart sales.

the rest of the top 5 is: “folklore” by taylor swift (1-2), “open your head” by sea girls (new at 3) “shoot for the stars, aim for the moon by pop smoke” (non-mover at 4) legends never die by juice wrld (non-mover at 5)

looking ahead to next week, expect songs by the likes of clean bandit ft mabel & 24kgoldn, headie one ft aj tracey & stormzy, mariah carey ft lauryn hill, aitch, bts and maybe even more.

that’s it i believe and wow! you know it was a very good week for the charts when drake got the worst of the week (even if the song is still good). i enjoyed putting this review together, and i hope you enjoyed reading. have a good weekend! :)
P.S. my top 25 favourite songs of the week will come later tonight.

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Piran

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Good review mate! :)

I agree with a lot of points, although...

"also, has anyone noticed “dance monkey” back in the top 40...?"

It's not, it fell to #42, haha.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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oops, i’ll edit it now. :P

thanks for the comment piran! :)

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Piran

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You're welcome mate! :D

Keep this style up! It reminded me so much of my old reviews.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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yeah well i loved the format for your old reviews. despite my holiday, i might post another one of these next week! :)

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Piran

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I'd go back to that format if I had more time, but hey, nothing wrong with shaking things up a bit from time to time! ;)

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Damián

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Great review coolocelot!! Loved it!!!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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thanks dami, much appreciated! :)

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Rector

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first