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Official Singles Chart on 28/8/2020

28 August 2020 - 3 September 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 2024 so far.

 

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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go on wap!!!

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Piran

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30 minutes until the tracking week ends, so make sure you buy & stream 'Head & Heart' before midnight! :)

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I agree with this

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Piran

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Hmm... we lost! :(

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Only by 3987 chart points i think ;)

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Piran

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I thought it was about 2,500 chart sales, when it was by around 1,500 on either Wednesday or Thursday! :O

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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piran needs a break, right? so do i.

sorry, but i’ve felt so angry and depressed today and nobody in real life has helped when i’ve wanted them to! 😭

edit: people on discord were sending me motivational messages earlier. i love every one of you.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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also, when you’ve got a former friend on here bullying you, you know it’s bad.

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Piran

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Sorry guys, but I might be taking a break from Disqus & potentially Discord soon! :/

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i need a break from here too.

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Piran

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I honestly think it'd do us both a lot of good, in terms of mental health.

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Piran

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Emoji Challenge Results...

Scores:
Mateusz: 9 (Winner) 🥇
MusicLover: 3 🥈

This is @mateuszrojowski's first ever victory on OCC! :)

TAF

Tea at Five

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HeatherrrrrR!!

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somtoo nwankwo

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Im.happy for 24kgoldn Mood going no.1 next week

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i love that song, wouldn’t mind if it was number 1. it will be nice to see rap on top again! :D

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Barry Ackroyd

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Our Vera done better than Kylie.

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Damián

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Does it make u proud? Kylie's song is absolutely amazing

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Davide820

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Hi guys,
I’m Italian and here in Italy ‘hypnotized’ by purple disco machine is a big success!
Is not released yet in the uk?
I totally love this song!!

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Damián

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Ciao! Benvenuto sul chart inglese, Io sonno dalla Argentina

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Piran

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You speak Italian too?! Awesome! :D

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Damián

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hahha, yep, I also speak Italian because my mum is Italian, she came to Argentina because of WW2, so I travelled to Italy many times and get some of the language, by the way, its quite similar to Spanish too.

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Piran

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That's interesting! It must take a long time to get there though, given the distance.

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Joshua Sombra

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The charts is being so unfair to Dua Lipa. Totally ridiculous how both songs fell down the charts. It is wrong that this is happening. I want them songs to go back up the charts on the Top 40. I hope it happens otherwise I will be mad. She is my favourite singer and this should not be happening to her this week, full stop.

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Damián

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I think it has been totally unfair for Kylie's new single

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Blank

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What an eventful year for Vera Lynn. 2 new hits, one either side of her death. Three if you count the 2 different recordings of lockdown anthem We'll Meet Again. Becomes the oldest living artist to have a hit and, with a gap of 3538 weeks, the artist with the biggest span of new hits. No doubt, had she lived, would have beaten her own record again this week. What a pity she didn't live to see this one.

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Piran

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Hey everyone! :)

I'm signing off for now, but I'll be back on Discord later & I'll be here again over the weekend too.

Take care everybody!

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MY RATINGS OF THE NEW TOP 40 SONGS:
DYNAMITE (7/10)
Ain't It Different (8/10)
Mood (9/10)
Tick Tock (10/10)
Not heard the other 3 sorry

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Piran

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Spontaneous Emoji Challenge! :D

It'll start in two minutes & there is a theme to guess this week.

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Piran

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SONG 1: ❤️️ ⬆️ ❤️️

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Piran

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SONG 2: 👶 I

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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: 🩹U

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Piran

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SONG 10: 🛏️

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Whats the first emoji

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An Ari song?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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bed by nicki minaj & ariana grande?

JH

John Hawkins

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Tumbling Dice by the Rolling Stones?

JH

John Hawkins

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Santa Baby

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Rector

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fix you

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Piran

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It's a plaster! :P

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Piran

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Yeah, but which one? ;)

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Piran

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Correct! :D

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Piran

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No, it was 'Monopoly' by Ariana Grande ft Victoria Monet! :)

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Piran

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I think this was already guessed before, but you're correct! :)

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Piran

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That's a good guess, but it was actually 'Stuck With U'! :P

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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okay, quick challenge... let’s give this post the same number of upvotes and downvotes! XD

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Maicon Butzke

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxiDX98EduA

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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the original of this song got to number 5. this remix deserves just as much success! it’s amazing, and this is coming from someone who loathes xxxtentacion! :P
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr4jiBHFj_A#

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Piran

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I know I'm not a fan of most trap music, but man, this song is amazing! :D

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

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i love this one, much better than city of angels. :D

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Piran

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I liked 'City Of Angels' too, but yeah, this is definitely an improvement! :D

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Karl Macnaughton

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Agreed! Two hits and I like them both; they seem to have an unusual something extra that most of the rap at the moment doesn't.

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Piran

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Yeah, I think it's 24kGoldn's generally fun charisma, but he also adds some really interesting instrumentation to complement it too (such as the guitars that open the song!). Not many trap artists can tick both boxes, especially when they're so new to the music scene! :)

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Cameron

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Have there been any other K-Pop songs that have charted high apart from Dynamite and Gangnam Style?

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Piran

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Not this high, I don't think! 'Gentleman' was PSY's follow-up, but I'm not sure how big that song was in the UK.

EDIT: It peaked at #10 here, but like 'Gangnam Style', it was a global hit! :P

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Cameron

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Oh yeah I remember Gentleman

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Piran

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Yeah, so PSY wasn't actually a one-hit wonder in the UK, nor anywhere really! :P

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Cameron

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Gangnam Style and Gentleman are the only two songs I know from him, I think Gangnam Style only reached #1 because it was a bit of a meme

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Piran

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Yeah, that was before YouTube & streaming impacted the charts too! :P

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Damián

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Blackpink have had 2 or 3 entries into the top 40 I guess

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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unpopular opinion: girls like you and nobody’s love by maroon 5 are awesome. i actually love them.

(p.s. don’t let todd in the shadows see this, haha!)

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Piran

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Unpopular Opinion: I actually like 'Greece' now! :P

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Piran

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The weirdest thing is, I don't even know why, haha.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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you’re not alone though. i’m enjoying it a bit, even though drake doesn’t sound like himself lol.

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Piran

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I don't think Harry Maguire likes it very much though, haha! :P

I'm glad that it's growing on you too, but yeah, Drake definitely sounds different here.

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Rector

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55 sales separate the #2 and #3 albums while 51 sales separate the #3 and #4 albums. Just 10 sales separate the #5 and #6 albums.

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Piran

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I actually love this new version of 'Lighter'! :D

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

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i heard a bit of it on ksi’s twitter and it already sounds good. i’ll listen to it in full tomorrow!

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Piran

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I hope it allows the song to rebound in the charts next week! :)

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Cameron

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I would give the new single Over Now by Calvin Harris and The Weeknd a 6 or 7 out of 10

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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okay, why did i not know travis scott had a new song out?! it’s at number 93. i’m a massive fan of his!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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okay, here are my top 25 favourite current songs of the week! :)

1. mood swings - pop smoke ft lil tjay (2nd week at number 1)
2. you broke me first - tate mcrae (+3)
3. midnight sky - miley cyrus (new)
4. surrender - natalie taylor (-1)
5. wap - cardi b & megan thee stallion (+5)
6. my future - billie eilish (-2)
7. my way - one bit & noah cyrus (-5)
8. nobody’s love - maroon 5 (new)
9. lighter - nathan dawe ft ella henderson & ksi (-3)
10. like that - doja cat ft gucci mane (-2)
11. sad (imanbek remix) - rasster (new)
12. dancing in the moonlight - jubel ft neimy (-5)
13. exile - taylor swift & bon iver (-2)
14. smile - juice wrld & the weeknd (new)
15. 3 headed goat - lil durk ft lil baby & polo g (-3)
16. cardigan - taylor swift (-7)
17. levitating (remix) - dua lipa ft madonna & missy elliott (-1)
18. wishing well - juice wrld (-3)
19. only you freestyle - drake & headie one (+1)
20. aint it different - headie one, aj tracey & stormzy (new)
21. 21 - polo g (-7)
22. before you go - lewis capaldi (-5)
23. something special - pop smoke (-2)
24. this is me trying - taylor swift (re)
25. invisible string - taylor swift (re)

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Piran

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'Midnight Sky' in the Top 3 is amazing, as are the two re-entries for Taylor Swift! :D

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Piran

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I'd love this to become the next 'Despacito', haha! :D

It's been on repeat for me all day...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su5mSoREoso

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Cameron

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I'm guessing Wap or Dynamite will be the next #1

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Piran

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It'll probably be 'Wap'! BTS' songs usually crash hard in their second week.

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Cameron

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I'd rather it be Dynamite than Wap

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Piran

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I would to! :P

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Cameron

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I don't know if I like Dynamite or not, it is really catchy but so cheesy at the same time

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Piran

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It's more catchy than cheesy for me! :P

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i think it’s more likely to be the former, which is a good thing for me.

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Cameron

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I think Wap is more likely than Dynamite

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Cameron

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The music video is really cheesy

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Piran

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I've not really paid attention to the music video, which I probably should be doing, given the number of views it has! :P

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Piran

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I swear if this song doesn't become a big hit, the UK public don't know what they're missing out on! :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvc2q6Jz7WE

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Piran

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My personal chart for the week...

https://crownnote.com/charts/piran-delves/pirans-top-50-28

'Head & Heart' gets six weeks at #1 here too, although it's non-consecutive on mine! :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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mine would have been posted by now, but it’s waiting to be approved by occ. i’ll try again.

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Piran

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That's annoying! Any song titles with inappropriate words in it? :/

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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no, none with bad words in them, but i’ll edit some bits.

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Piran

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Any symbols then?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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never mind, i tried again removing one little bit and it’s posted and approved! :)

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Piran

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I can see it now! :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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okay, here’s my top 25 favourite current songs of the week! :D

new entries are in bold, re-entries are in italic.

1. mood swings - pop smoke ft lil tjay (2nd week at number 1)
2. you broke me first - tate mcrae (+3)
3. midnight sky - miley cyrus (new)
4. surrender - natalie taylor (-1)
5. wap - cardi b & megan thee stallion (+5)
6. my future - billie eilish (-2)
7. my way - one bit & noah cyrus (-5)
8. nobody’s love - maroon 5 (new)
9. lighter - nathan dawe ft ella henderson & ksi (-3)
10. like that - doja cat ft gucci mane (-2)
11. sad (imanbek remix) - rasster (new)
12. dancing in the moonlight - jubel ft neimy (-5)
13. exile - taylor swift & bon iver (-2)
14. smile - juice wrld & the weeknd (new)
15. 3 headed goat - lil durk ft lil baby & polo g (-3)
16. cardigan - taylor swift (-7)
17. levitating (remix) - dua lipa ft madonna & missy elliott (-1)
18. wishing well - juice wrld (-3)
19. only you freestyle - drake & headie one (+1)
20. aint it different - headie one, aj tracey & stormzy (new)
21. 21 - polo g (-7)
22. before you go - lewis capaldi (-5)
23. something special - pop smoke (-2)
24. this is me trying - taylor swift (re)
25. invisible string - taylor swift (re)

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Piran

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Would anyone be against me posting an Emoji Challenge later or over the weekend instead? :P

Sorry, but I've had a very tiring week & I'm not really in the mood to do one at this very moment, haha.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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it’s alright mate, we can do one over the weekend. :)

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⁉️

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I'd rather have it today, but anytime it's possible for you will be good as well

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Piran

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I'll try to get it out this evening if I can! :)

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Piran

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Cool! You know I would've posted it by now on any normal week (however, this one definitely wasn't!). :P

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Damián

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I'd love you to do over the weekend cuz I usually read the charts song get into discus on Sundays mornings(ARG time)😂

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Piran

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Haha, I might move them to Saturdays or Sundays, we'll see! ;)

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Damián

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yessss!!! hahaha

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Piran

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🇮🇪 Top 10 in Ireland this week... 🇮🇪

#1: Cardi B ft Megan Thee Stallion - Wap (+1) * [New No.1!]
#2: Joel Corry & MNEK - Head & Heart (-1)
#3: 24kGoldn ft Iann Dior - Mood (+7) *
#4: Dermot Kennedy - Giants (-1)
#5: Headie One ft AJ Tracey & Stormzy - Ain't It Different (debut) *
#6: BTS - Dynamite (debut) *
#7: Drake ft Lil Durk - Laugh Now Cry Later (-2)
#8: Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar (-4)
#9: Topic & A7S - Breaking Me (-3)
#10: Juice WRLD & Marshmello - Come & Go (-3)

* = New Peak

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i thought this was the top 10 of your personal charts at first haha! :P

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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anyways i love the irish charts a lot. when the party’s over got to number 7 there! :D

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Piran

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No, I'll post the link to that shortly! :P

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Piran

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I think 'Everything I Wanted' hit #1 there too! :D

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Piran

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Okay, the first list of the night will be my Top 10 throwbacks of the week…

#1: Katy Perry - Teenage Dream (2010)
#2: Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger (1996)
#3: Flo Rida ft Sia - Wild Ones (2011)
#4: Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble (2012)
#5: Lady Gaga - Born This Way (2011)
#6: Ke$ha - We R Who We R (2010)
#7: Michel Telo - Ai Se Eu Te Pego (2011)
#8: Coldplay - Viva La Vida (2008)
#9: Britney Spears - Toxic (2004)
#10: Take That - The Flood (2010)

Let me know what yours are too! ;)

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David N'jama

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Nice Nice Nice.

Oh. ICYMI, Katy perry's new album is out

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Piran

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I heard that it got released today! :)

Also, it's been over 10 years since 'Teenage Dream' was released now, haha.

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Rector

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Ooh love The Flood, Trouble, Toxic, Viva La Vida and Born This Way!

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David N'jama

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Wow! That's some crazy coincidence

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Piran

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Who knows? Maybe she planned to release it now to coincide with 'Teenage Dream's anniversary! :P

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Piran

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Glad you're loving all of those! :D

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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

you scored 73/90! :)

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Piran

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That's 81.1%! :D

I'm guessing you've never heard 'Ai Se Eu Te Pego' then?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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no, i haven’t heard of it until now.

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Piran

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What did you think of it? If you just checked it out? :)

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Damián

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Loved Flo Rida ft Sia, Take That of course, it was the single reuniting the 5 again and unbelievably wasn't number 1, and that Michel Telo's song...wtf??it was so popular in Latin America a few years ago, I can't imagine you mate singing in Portuguese and dancing to it😂😂😂😂💪💪

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Piran

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Glad you're also loving 'Wild Ones' & 'The Flood'! :)

Regarding Michel Telo, 'Ai Se Eu Te Pego' was actually really big in Europe too & since I listen to a lot of foreign language music, it was always going to capture my attention, especially when the song itself is so fun, catchy & summery, haha.

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Damián

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yes!! I absolutely love the way you know about any genre of music or worlwide music being so young! That happens to ppl who really loves music. Congrats!!
By the way, I recommend you these 2 Argie pop stars (the 2 more popular in Argentina) to listen to them, Lali and TINI, I'd love to have your opinion bout them!

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Piran

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Lali is a name I'm sure I've heard somewhere before, but I can't recall exactly how I know the name! What can you recommend from her? :)

I've heard of TINI before & I'm liking what I've heard from her so far, especially her songs with Alvero Soler & Flo Rida ('La Cintura'), Alesso ('Sad Song'), as well as Jonas Blue & Chelcee Grimes ('Wild').

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Damián

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Woww, so good to know that you enjoy TINI. She's not only popular in Argentina and Latin America but many countries of Europe because she's been a Disney LatAm actress in many series.
By the way, Lali is also popular in and abroad Argentina. She's kinda rough than Lali, more urban style. I can suggest you to listen Laligera, Una Na, Fascinada, Sin Querer Queriendo(her biggest hit to date), Un beso. Check the videos out on you tube you like fella!

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Piran

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Oh, that's cool! I didn't know she also acted, haha. :)

Honestly, when I first heard of her, I really got Camila Cabello vibes (even if TINI sings in Spanish way more often than her!). I mean that as a big compliment though, as the former is one of my favourite artists across in general right now!

I'll try to check out some of those songs you recommended before you're next online on Sunday.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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1) head & heart (7/10, but it’s time to move on now)
2) wap (8/10)
3) dynamite (6/10)
4) ain’t it different (8/10)
5) lighter (9/10)
6) laugh now cry later (7/10)
7) mood swings (10/10)
8) watermelon sugar (5/10)
9) west ten (8/10)
10) greece (6/10)
best: mood swings
worst: watermelon sugar

74%

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Joshua Sombra

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Yeah I agree next week, there has to be a new No.1

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Top 10 and new entries rankings:
1. Head & Heart (6/10) (really cooled on me)
2. WAP (11/10)
3. DYNAMITE (9/10)
4. Ain't It Different (9/10)
5. Lighter (6/10) (another cooler)
6. Laugh Now, Cry Later (5/10)
7. Mood Swings (8/10)
8. Watermelon Sugar (8/10) (really grown on me)
9. West Ten (7/10)
10. GREECE (4/10)

3. DYNAMITE (9/10)
4. Ain't It Different (9/10)
11. Mood (9/10)
22. Heather (10/10)
36. Tick Tock (10/10)

For the Top 10:
BEST: WAP
WORST: GREECE
PERCENT: 73%

For new entries
BEST: Heather
WORST: Mood (not by much though)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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wow, this must have been a great week for you regarding top 40 entries for you lol.

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Rector

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Songs going to ACR next week:
- Marshmello & Halsey - Be Kind
- Surf Mesa feat. Emilee - ‎ily (i love you baby)

Second week decline:
- AJ Tracey & Mabel - West Ten
- Ava Max - Kings & Queens
- Becky Hill & Sigala - Heaven On My Mind
- Chris Brown & Young Thug - Go Crazy
- Digga D - Woi
- Doja Cat feat. Gucci Mane - Like That
- Ella Henderson - Take Care of You
- Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar
- Joel Corry feat. MNEK - Head & Heart
- Jubël feat. NEIMY - Dancing in the Moonlight
- Nathan Dawe feat. Jaykae - Flowers
- Niko B - Who's That What's That
- Pop Smoke feat. 50 Cent & Roddy Ricch - The Woo
- Regard & RAYE - Secrets
- Sam Fischer - This City
- Ty Dolla $ign feat. Kanye West, FKA twigs & Skrillex - Ego Death
- Wallows feat. Clairo - Are You Bored Yet?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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NO!!! two 10/10 songs getting acr’d! 😭

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David N'jama

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Wallows didn't even get to see the top 40

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David N'jama

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Still think ACR is nice?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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okay, okay... it’s good for clearing up chart space and less long-lasting number 1s... but yeah, i adore those two songs so much.

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I know it's not high, but I'm so glad it's going on ACR, ily on the other hand. 😐

Also not really a fan of any of the second week decline songs going there, outside if Kings & Queens, This City and Head & Heart (the latter because I want WAP at Number 1).

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Piran

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Loads of songs could be going on ACR in a couple of weeks then! :O

That'll really shake up the Top 40, haha.

Two awesome dance-pop songs going on ACR next week is so disappointing though!

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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.

“head & heart” is number 1 for 6 weeks now... you know, i’m kinda tired of this song now! it’s still pretty good, but it’s time to move on from it. it sold 62k overall units this week. i see “dancing in the moonlight” is dropping away, that because that’s still a 10/10 from me. “on deck” rebounds massively into the top 40 too! let’s get into the top 40 entries.

BTS - DYNAMITE (#3)
i know bts and i really hate them as artists, and i know this is their first full-english song and it’s led on itunes... well, finally, a decent bts song for a change! of course, theres still issues with their vocal delivery, especially when jungkook’s falsetto in the chorus isn’t great and i can’t understand them. however, better qualities come in with the really groovy beat, and feel-good lyrics! it’ll take me a while to actually like bts, but this one is at least passable. light 6/10.

HEADIE ONE FT AJ TRACEY & STORMZY - AIN’T IT DIFFERENT (#4)
headie did a great job on “both” and “only you freestyle”, aj tracey is just really fire as an artist and stormzy put out one of my favourite records of 2019. they’ve come together to create something fire! i like that high pitched vocal layering, especially when the accompanying trap beat is awesome! then we get the deliveries... headie goes completely in on this, while aj brings a speedy flow which reminds me of “rain”, which is one of my favourite uk rap songs this year, and stormzy... do we not know him for bringing amazing verses?! my only nitpick is that each verse of theirs is too short, but that doesn’t stop the song from being good. decent 8/10, it could go up!

24KGOLDN FT IANN DIOR - MOOD (#11)
so 24kgoldn was announced as a xxl freshman this year, but i don’t know if that was the reason why this leapt up the charts. that doesn’t matter, because this is actually really good though! i like the guitar strums at the start, and like with “rockstar”, it fits well with the bass-y trap beat. i really like iann dior’s singing delivery, but sadly 24kgoldn doesn’t sound all that good in my opinion. we also have lyrics about a lover playing games and 24kgoldn wont play by her rules anymore and they’re well written to me. nice job, both of you. strong 8/10!

quick interruption to announce vera lynn’s “land of hope and glory” is back at number 17! this follows after a bbc proms controversy, and it’s number 1 on itunes as we speak.

CONAN GRAY - HEATHER (#22)
well, this went up really fast, didn’t it? this is a chilled song and i like it. to start, his vocals are very breathy and mellow, to calm you instantly, as he sings about his love for this girl but someone else likes her more. i really like the guitar strums in the verses, and the production suddenly comes up to a massive climax in the chorus, before going back to the mellow guitars in that final chorus. yeah, this was really chilled and i can see myself coming back to this - strong 7/10!

CLEAN BANDIT FT MABEL & 24KGOLDN - TICK TOCK (#36)
so this is 24kgoldn’s 2nd appearance on this review. i’m happy that clean bandit are back as i love their music... but this was very underwhelming. i like the beat that brings a sense of bounce to the song, but their usual violin comes in at the most random time possible and sounds very squeaky! i’m not really a fan of mabel’s delivery which is surprising, as she’s a great singer, and “tick tock, tick tock” comes in at some of the worst possible times. and 24kgoldn sounds more autotuned than he should be... nah, clean bandit have put out much better than this. light 5/10!

on the albums chart, the killers score their 6th number 1 album with “imploding the mirage! it debuted at number 1 with 50k chart sales.

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

so yeah, decent week overall. 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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David N'jama

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5/10 for Tick tock??

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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sorry, i just think it’s pretty generic and the “tick tock, tick tock” comes in at random times. the beat is dope though!

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Piran

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I'm glad you like 'Mood' a lot & that you're giving 'Dynamite' a pass, but I have to disagree on 'Tick Tock' (a light 9/10 for me!).

Good review as usual mate! :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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thanks for the reply! :)

mood is my favourite entry of the week, i think it’d debut high on my lists! dynamite is with boy with luv on decent bts songs. tick tock might grow on me due to the great bouncy beat, but for now it ain’t really for me.

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Piran

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I could see it debuting high in my next chart too! :D

I've always been a fan of Clean Bandit (I follow them on FB), so them returning after so long certainly helped based on anticipation alone, haha.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i really like clean bandit’s music too. “stronger”, “real love”, “symphony” and “baby” are my favourites from them. nice to know that you follow them on fb too! 👍

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Piran

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Glad you still like a lot of their biggest hits! :D

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Damián

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Great review coolo!!!!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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thanks for the reply dami, glad you enjoyed reading! :)

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Damián

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pleasure, I always enjoy your Posts Coolo!!

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David N'jama

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Dua Lipa would hate this chart

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Piran

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Typical how 'Hallucinate' is just one position below the Top 40! :(

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Rector

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A lot of songs are dropping 6 places because of the 6 new entries! :/

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Piran

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I never noticed that, but that's a cool coincidence! :P

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Joshua Sombra

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Do not worry, sometimes it does happen with popular artists with popular songs. I am sure it will go up the Top 40 charts. You better trust me.

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Piran

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It has gone Top 40 before, but yeah, I'm hoping it'll be a slow burner! :)

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Cameron

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Mr Brightside is still here

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David N'jama

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Despite all the ACR

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Piran

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WEEKLY CHART REVIEW (28/08/2020 - 03/09/2020)

🔴 (Negative)

1) ‘Lighter’ dropped back even more today, but while it’s chances of #1 are almost completely gone, I’m hoping it’ll get a resurgence thanks to the acoustic version that was released today (Ella Henderson sounds way better in the new version!).

2) I think we can rule out Top 10 peaks for both ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’ & ‘Heaven On My Mind’, which absolutely !

3) ‘Blinding Lights’ is starting to drop faster! Yes, it’s had an amazing run here, but I still adore it as much as I did back when it first came out, so I was always going to hate seeing it go.
‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ just lost momentum out of nowhere! I sincerely hope it’s not out of the Top 40 by next week.

4) Unfortunately, I think ‘Rain On Me’ is going to drop out of the Top 40 in the next chart!
‘Cardigan’ continues to drop fast, but at least Radio 1 played it during the chart show again today!

5) The worst thing about this chart is Dua Lipa having a rough week, with both ‘Hallucinate’ & ‘Levitating’ both dropping out of the region today.

🟠 (Mixed)

1) ‘Wap’ looks like it might take the lead next week, given how much it closed the margin today! It’d become both Cardi B’s & Megan Thee Stallion’s first #1 single in the UK, which would continue the trend of no artists scoring multiple #1’s in 2020.

2) Both ‘Savage Love’ & ‘Go Crazy’ leave the Top 10! I still don’t hate these songs somehow, but I know they’ll get on my nerves sooner or later.

3) ‘Looking For Me’ is holding up incredibly well, but it really stalled here after the sudden boost it got last time!

4) ‘Heather’ blasted into the chart out of nowhere! The sentiment in the lyrics is sweet, but it’s just a shame that the rest of the song is a completely snoozefest. This was very nearly in the “negative” section, but the content just about saved it from getting there!

5) ‘The Woo’ absolutely crashed this week! I thought this was because of ACR at first, but no, it just had a terrible week apparently.

6) ‘Rockstar’s declines are starting to get really steep now! It’s still a decent trap song, but it’s been here for long enough now.

7) ‘On Deck’ re-entered to a new peak, which I’m indifferent on after revisiting it. It’s a fine enough drill song, but nothing extraordinary.

🟢 (Positive)

1) ‘Head & Heart’ held on to #1 despite close competition! I think this could be the last week it spends there, but at least it got the record for the longest consecutive chart-topper of 2020 so far.

2) ‘Dynamite’ had extremely dominant download figures, allowing it to debut in the Top 3! I’ve actually been following K-Pop for a few years (before anything other than ‘Gangnam Style’ hit the chart from the genre), so it’s really satisfying to see a Korean group do so well here, especially when ‘Dynamite’ is very fun, bright & uplifting. This is their first song entirely in English!

3) ‘Ain’t It Different’ also joins it immediately beneath it! Honestly, this is one of my favourite UK rap collaborations of the year so far. All three artists here bring incredible flows & the production is particularly menacing! This is exactly what I’m looking for in a brag-rap banger, haha.

4) Along with ‘West Ten’, AJ Tracey is back with two songs in the Top 10 once again!

5) I knew ‘Mood’ was going to become big this week, but I didn’t expect it to rank this high! This is definitely one of the most fun trap songs I’ve heard in ages. I’m rooting for this to keep climbing!

6) The legendary Vera Lynn made the Top 20 thanks to huge sales! It that her cover of ‘Land Of Hope & Glory’ wasn’t played by Radio 1, but it’s a classic nonetheless.

7) ‘Midnight Sky’ might’ve dropped from last time, but it held up far better than I was expecting it to!

8) ‘Tick Tock’ sneaks in as the lowest of the six new entries today! Clean Bandit have always been able to mix classical instrumentation & EDM production very well, which is also an awesome fit for both Mabel & 24kGoldn here (he had a good week, didn;t he?). I hope this is a slow burner!

9) On the albums chart, The Killers debuted at #1 with over a 6x lead! Honestly, while many people love this group for just ‘Mr Brightside’, I’m a fan of many other hits of theirs. Glad to see them still doing so well!

Hope you enjoyed my review everyone! Have a good weekend. :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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great analysis once again! ;)

i agree on 1, 2, and 4 in 🔴, 3 and 5 in 🟠, and 3, 4, 5, 7 and even 9 in 🟢.

mines up too if you wanna check it out. :D

EDIT: regarding the last paragraph, oops you already have lol.

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Blank

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You expect the BBC to play Land Of Hope And Glory after their fiasco this week?!

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Piran

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What did they do?

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Piran

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Glad you agree with so many points here! :)

What did I do regarding the final paragraph?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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oh, i meant you already checked out my review.

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Blank

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Try to ban it and Rule Brittania from being played at The Proms. This is the deliberate patriotic backlash. BBC U-turned to include them without lyrics after public outcry.

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Piran

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Haha, yeah, I'd never miss out on your reviews! :P

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Piran

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I'm not sure why they'd try to ban it! That being said, Radio 1 don't play many songs during their chart show anyway. It is disappointing though, given that those two songs are very symbolic of our country! :/

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Thanks Piran! Great to see Mood at 11 and Tick Tock at 36 - TT is running to be my new no 1 this week! Head & Heart is awesome, it needs another week! I hope WAP doesn't knock it off. I'd rather BTS, Headie One, Nathan Dawe or any other top 10 did! Sad to see LFM, DITM, HOMM, FF drop, but great to see WSugar drop. Laugh Now is growing on me fast, along w Tick Tock and At Least I Had Fun (wheres that banger??) I've had i on repeat all day!

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Piran

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'Tick Tock' was #1 in my personal chart predictions, but it slid to #4 by the end of the week! Still an amazing song though & I really hope it's able to climb. :)

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Head & Heart was my no 1 but Im on holiday so won't add it or this week until next week :/ if it gets another 2 weeks at no 1 its the Biggest song of the year!

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Blank

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The political opinion of the average BBC employee is shame and embarresment of this country / with a heavy left bias. Dispite their (very expensive) "Diversity programme", diversity of opinion is one thing they are very weak on, while baying at the altar of every other idenitity politic (race, gender, sexuality etc). Being a symbol of this country and/or being "related" to colonialism is exactly why they wouldn't play it. They are offended on behalf of people who are not offended. Or quite the opposite: people who are proud of this country and their identity with it. Considering the debacle on Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead (#2), I'm not sure they'd play it even if it was #1 or #2..
There was a time when every top 40 single got played on the countdown (in full!) - no questions asked.

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Also I agree with negative 1,2,3,4,5, mixed2,3,4,5 although Looking For Me and the woo dropping are negatives. Pretty much all EDM is :( also positive 2,3,4,5,6

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Reece Allen

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I wouldnt be surprised if the sudden turn in weather has meant that more summer oriented songs such as Looking For Me, Heaven On My Mind and Dancing In The Moonlight, just a theory though

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Blank

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I had a friend who played for the BBC Symphony Orchestra for over 30 years and got as high as the 2nd desk in the viola section. He said even before he retired in 1997, it was an "if your face fits" organisation. Full of cliques and favouritism.

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Joshua Sombra

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I hope "What's Love Got To Do With It" will go back up the charts and I am pretty optimistic that it will happen. I am totally not sure if it will happen.

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Damián

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Love the chart analysis you deliver week after week dear mate. I loved this one. Shocked how both Dua's latest singles dropped off the top 40, especially the ultra hyper promoted Madonna megamix

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Piran

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Thanks mate! :)

Yeah, it's a real shame that neither of Dua Lipa's song remained in the Top 40 this week! I'm really surprised they didn't too.

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Piran

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I don't know! I'm hoping it'll get to seven weeks at #1 (it's already the longest consecutive leader of the year), but I'm thinking 'WAP' will take over on Friday.

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Piran

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Yeah, I think summer coming to an end caused all the EDM songs to move down! :/

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Piran

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True, but I also think summer coming to an end meant that almost every EDM song fell this week! :/

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Piran

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I know it's highly competitive.

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Piran

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It's really growing on the radio, so I can only hope you're right there! :)

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⁉️

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Hey! Sorry for the recent inactivity, I've been in a group with some people I know IRL, and I've been really busy on it.

Anyway, sad to see WAP not at Number 1, liking the other Top 10 entries though.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i’m not happy to see wap falling short of number 1 too. megan’s verse is lit.

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Piran

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Anyone know the last time two songs debuted in the Top 5 in the same week?

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David N'jama

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2017. Ed sheeran

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Piran

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Oh wow, has it really been that long?! :O

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David N'jama

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Yeah. There was no ACR back then also

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Piran

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You'd think with ACR being introduced more recently, we'd have more songs debuting higher up in the charts, but apparently not! :P

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Rector

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24 April this year actually. You'll Never Walk Alone and Times Like These.