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Official Singles Chart on 11/12/2020

11 December 2020 - 17 December 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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Plastikfan

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Streaming has made the charts totally meaningless, there are too many dinosaurs in this list. Don't get me wrong, I love dinosaurs, in fact dinosaurs made the better music than modern day. But I look at the chart now (speaking as a dinosaur myself) looking to see what artists of today who are on the top of their game and (this is a total exaggeration to make a point) see a list dominated by relics of the past.

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Mrsliver

0

Are you talking about the Christmas songs they are the oldest songs here

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Miley Stan

2

Midnight Sky and Prisoner would've both been at the top10 if it weren't for christmas songs. ughh

Plastic Hearts (track) made it to the charts this week! Yayyy!

Miley is becoming such a huge force in the UK this era.

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Reece Monz

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Hey guys! So today I'm bringing you something different! As a way to discover new artists and new music, here is:

NEW ARTIST DISCOVERY TOP TEN:

1# Summer Nights - SIAMES
2# Leave Me Alone - IDKHOW
3# Into Dust - Mazzy Star
4# Sarah Come Home - Allie X
5# So Hot Your Hurting My Feelings - Caroline Polachek
6# 3 Nights - Dominic Fike
7# Say Something - Kylie Minogue
8# Lights Up - Harry Styles
9# Reflections Are Protections - La Roux
10# NOW - Grace Mitchell

JR

Jim Ross

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I just hope last christmas can get to number 1 just like mariah did even if its not number 1 at christmas just hope it can get number 1 on friday think its only fair been waiting since 1984

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george sullivan

3

Got this account back

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

2

the weeknd isn’t the next michael jackson.
he is the first weeknd.
😃

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Mrsliver

0

More like Micheal Jackson is the second Weeknd

CJ

Carole James

0

Lad Baby will do it again this year !!

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JoJo

0

A candle for carson
Please help get him to the top 💙💛💙💛💙💛💙💛💙💛💙💛💙💛💙💛

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Trebor

2

Queen 'thank god it's Christmas'

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Trebor

1

Bon Jovi 'please come home for Christmas' never charts.... It was #2

DK

Dave Knight

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Can someone explain to me how can the single Live it up by Mental as anything be number 1 in the downloads charts yet not be in the official top 100? Something doesnt add up here.

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Rector

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It doesn't take a lot of downloads to be number 1 there. Its total sales this week is just over 3,300, barely half required to chart in the official top 100

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Dave Knight

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Blimey thats weird, so based on that, to be lets say number 100 in the download charts might be from only 2 or 3 downloads?
To put it another way what format are the majority of people using to get singles in the official top 100? Surely not streaming alone?

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GS

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Because no one want to listen to it

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Dave Knight

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I just clicked on sales top 100 and Mental as anything is number 1 there too, so is sales a combination of downloads and physical sales? If so you gotta wonder how it still hasent made the official top 100.

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Dave Knight

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Not sure what you mean by that? If a single is number 1 in the sales charts and download charts combined how on earth doesnt it impact on the official charts? Does this mean in other words the majority of the official top 100 is made up of streaming? You got to ask the question this seems strange given streaming was only made legal towards influencing the charts a few years ago. Now all of a sudden its dominating it which doesnt seem fair at all. It only means people of a very young age are dominating the charts from how they obtain their music. For example I am 51 but wouldnt stream music, I'd much prefer to have the product in my hands. Its widely known that artists are getting a raw deal in terms of streaming so it begs the question why is it allowed to influence chart positions on the official charts. Its an injustice to the artists to me.

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Dave Knight

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The other thing is where do we draw the line with how we listen to music and how it should affect chart positions? Streaming seems a fickle way to let it create a chart position if you think about it. You could argue well I heard Weekend Blinding lights 10 times today on various radio stations so should that push it up a few notches in the charts based on the fact I heard it 10 times in one day? Its all become farcicle.

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GS

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Nobody is streaming it, which means its not charting

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GS

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Also, the christmas songs are in the way of it charting

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Rector

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I wouldn't say 2 or 3 but more of tens or hundreds.
It is mainly streaming, yes. With a little download/physical to help.

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Rector

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Sales = downloads + physicals yes. But Mental's song is not available as a physical copy (as seen in the Physical Singles Chart) so it doesn't help. Also the 3,300 is its total sales this week, not just downloads alone.

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Rector

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to be fair, it is the first time ever that a number 1 in the downloads/sales chart did not appear in the official top 100. As explained earlier, the downloads and sales chart are two different charts and account for the same amount of charts sales. (3,300 total sales. It doesn't mean 3,300 in downloads chart and 3,300 in sales chart = 6,600)

As much as I agree downloads/physicals should dominate the charts, we are currently in the streaming era and there is really nothing we could do. Downloads already outweigh streaming by counting as 1 sale while streaming needs 100 (premium) or 600 (ad-funded) plays to count for 1 sale but it's obviously not enough. It also doesn't help that we are approaching Christmas (a larger one no less) so the track gets pushed down by these festive classics.

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Dave Knight

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I just find that a shame that streaming doninates the charts now, especially as artists are getting a raw deal on streaming. I am surprised the charts company are allowing streaming as a legal way of compiling the charts.

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Dave Knight

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I think people sign up to places like Spotify or Deezer reasonably cheaply and overnight it seems this is the way people listen to their music. But I dont think it would be so popular had people had to pay a fair price for it. Which is why artists are getting the raw deal. This needs sorting in my opinion asap.

DK

Dave Knight

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But thats my point, it shouldn't be this way.

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Damián

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I thought Kylie's Santa Baby would reach the top 40 this week :(

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GS

3

She will get there in the next 2 weeks dont worry

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Dave Knight

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If its aired on the radio a lot you'd think so wouldnt you? But then if people are streaming everything these days why do we need radio. Its all upside down now to me.

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thierry henon

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i am sure next week it will Dami..Hope you are doing well and ready for the Xmas celebration? Still can't believe Mariah is number 1 this week on the single chart!! So happyyyyyyyy! And it seems that she will remain in that position for at least another week..and maybe the following:WHAM ? have a great week...

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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really random idea, but as the kid laroi scores his first top 10 with “without you”, i’ll score some tracks that have “without” in the name. :)

with or without you - u2 (8/10)
without you - david guetta ft usher (6/10)
without me - halsey (11/10) (one of my favourite pop songs of all time 😍)
without me - eminem (10/10)
how am i supposed to live without you - michael bolton (7/10)
flying without wings - westlife (5/10)
without you - the kid laroi (4/10)
lost without you - freya ridings (9/10)
without fear - dermot kennedy (8/10)
without you - mariah carey (6/10)
without you - avicii & sandro cavazza (8/10)

coming next week: “lonely”! :)

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GS

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With or without you 6/10
Without you 7/10
Without me 8/10
Without me 9/10
How am I supposed to live without you 5/10
Flying without wings 4/10
Without you 10/10
Lost without you 3/10
Without fear 10/10
Without you 7/10
Without you 7/10

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344542

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Sooo, Mariah Carey and Wham take top 2 spots. 'Positions' has been no1 for too long, overrated song. 'No Time For Tears', deserves to be in top 10 like his other hits, not number 71.

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Cameron

1

Just realised that Santa Tell Me and Underneath The Tree have new peaks now

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DavidMcG

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When was the last time there were no new entries in the Top 40?

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Rector

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2 Aug 2019. Without You is a new entry in the Top 40 this week btw :P

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DavidMcG

1

Oops. Thank you.

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Mrsliver

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They really had to specify it's Micheal Jackson AND the Jackson five

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GS

1

The scotts - The scotts, Travis Scott and Kid Cudi

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GS

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Thunderclouds - LSD, Sia, Labrinth, Diplo

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Cameron

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To be honest, after what happened last year I never thought All I Want For Christmas Is You would be #1 with the current chart rules, I'm glad I thought wrong

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Mrsliver

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This chart is always full of surprises

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Cameron

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It always is lol

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Cameron

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Just because Mariah is now #1 doesn't change the fact that ACR is a joke and still should be scrapped

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Cameron

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Mariah's third #1 in UK following Without You in 1994 and Against All Odds in 2000 making it her first #1 for twenty years in UK. Funnily enough, despite her having nineteen #1s in US, Without You and Against All Odds weren't #1 in US. Also becomes the first Christmas song to reach #1 since Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid 30 in 2014.

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Mrsliver

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No Band aid will ever be as magical as the one from 84

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Cameron

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Yeah the original one is the best, I don't listen to the other three versions

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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top 10 rankings for what might be the best week for the uk charts ever based on what’s number 1! :D

1) all i want for christmas is you (11/10)
2) last christmas (9/10)
3) positions (3/10)
4) fairytale of new york (10/10)
5) sweet melody (6/10)
6) merry christmas everyone (10/10)
7) it’s beginning to look a lot like christmas (3/10)
8) do they know it’s christmas (10/10)
9) 34+35 (1/10)
10) step into christmas (8/10)
best: mariah 😛
worst: 34+35

71%

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GS

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Its coming on christmas they're cutting down trees

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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at the christmas party hop :P

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Cameron

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Whoop whoop Mariah

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Trebor

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60 Christmas themed songs hit the top 100 last year (more than ever)...the majority of which hit the charts in the week after Christmas... This is a momentous year for Christmas songs.... Old and new! Hoping for a full on Christmas themed chart this year 🤞

I'm so glad Mariah finally done it
... I do wish wham would too, but don't think that's gonna happen sadly 😔 but I would love it if they could... do it for George ❤️❤️❤️ God rest his amazing soul!!!

Oh Santa... Is ok, but not a classic... Glad it charted though

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Dave Knight

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Has anyone downloaded Its Christmas Time by Status Quo?

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Dave Knight

3

Wizard has to be the best Christmas song ever, the lyrics says it all. That and Slade, its just perfect Christmas songs that are now national treasures.

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Dave Knight

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The charts today looks farcicle and a joke. If people had to part with hard earned cash to buy the physical product it would look completely different. Streaming should be banned simply on the fact artists dont get paid their fair share. Official charts please get this changed and we might see some variety back in the charts.

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Rob Parkinson

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I'm pretty sure the artists would disagree with you there, they get far more money from streaming than a physical sale, it just takes a lot longer and get far less to start with. Hence all the big hit makers(and record companies) who could afford not to have their songs available for streaming didn't so they could reap huge reward but then when that died out they soon let their tracks available to stream to get all that extra income...

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Dave Knight

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Well Nile Rogers was being interviewed on the radio just 2 days ago, and he said artists are not getting the correct amount for streaming, but is campaigning to get this changed. Thats why I said streaming shouldn't influence the charts until this is sorted. Its an unfair representation of how popular a song is. Like I said in an earlier post, people are more likely to actually like a song with affection if they bought a physical product compared to a disposable product. If you look at the physical product top 100 its completely different to what the charts company call the official top 100. What baffles me the most is where can I actually buy physical singles? I went to my local HMV and asked where can I buy vinyl or cd singles and the guy looked at me like I was an alien. But the offical charts company do a vinyl singles chart, but I cant seem to buy any anywhere even online. So I am baffled by the fact there is a current chart for them. In my opinion we only need one chart, and any physical format should influence it, but more importantly be widely available to buy otherwise downloading or streaming has an unfair advantage on the charts. For example I am 51 years old and would prefer to buy a vinyl single or cd single but the very fact its almost impossible to buy any how can my favourite artists have a hit single anymore? For example I wanted to buy the latest AC/DC single on vinyl ideally but would have settled on a cd single but I cant get either, so how are bands like AC/DC meant to get a hit single if that particular fan base cant purchase the product in a physical format? Now you see what I mean about streaming isnt a fair reflection on what the potential hits that could be in the official top 100. The majority of the charts are made up of a younger audience who are into downloading and streaming which in turn has ommited the variety we used to have when the physical product reigned as the only way to obtain music. Which was a much fairer way to buy music for all concerned especially the artists. That's what I meant about the official charts are farcicle these days. And the music industry is in disarray in my view.

PD

Paul Dawson

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BONEY M with Mary`s Boy Child reached UK Number 1
in 1978, you have its highest chart position at 26???
It was a UK Million seller. Please correct you error, thank you!

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kppoppo

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Top 10 Excluding Christmas Songs
1. positions
2. Sweet Melody
3. 34+35
4. WHOOPTY
5. Midnight Sky
6. Therefore I Am
7. Levitating
8. you broke me first.
9. Prisoner
10. Without You

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Caitlin Elizabeth McClare

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It will be the best moment in OCC History when Fairytale Of New York gets to Christmas Number One!!!

KF

Karl Frost

2

I love this. In your face Official Charts!!!
Would have preferred Wham! or Pogues but I'm elated anything has defied the odds and beaten the system, and I would be more than happy for it to stay there 3 or 4 weeks longer.

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Dave Knight

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Not sure what you mean, the official charts is farcicle these days, it should be purchased goods which counts, not streaming, it only prooves anything can get in the top 40. We need better regulating, and artists need better pay for streaming in the first place.

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Piran

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I hope ‘Santa Tell Me’ & ‘Underneath The Tree’ both go Top 10 next week. :)

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Piran

3

I don’t know if anyone else is interested that ‘Christmas Tree Farm’ re-entered, but I do know that a horse has a powerful kick, apparently. 🤭

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crunch2k

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Awesome seeing Laroi at 23

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GS

1

2020: All I want for Christmas is you
2019: Dance monkey
2018: Thank U, next
2017: Perfect
2016: Rockabye
2015: Love yourself
2014: Thinking out loud
2013: Somewhere only we know
2012: The power of love
2011: Dance with me tonight
2010: Heroes

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Vikingman

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Hasn't Wham spent 87 weeks on the top 75 (be it a double a side)? Pogues should be 96 weeks on top 75.

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Vikingman

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All we need now is for Wham to get to No.1 next week. Two iconic songs to hit No.1 would top the year off nicely.

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mundomariah

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Best week ever <3

JB

Jack Brooks

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Has the new song by the Black Eyed Peas and Shakira failed to make the Top 100?

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Rob Parkinson

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No it hasn't really been picked up by spotify, apple music, deezer or even Amazon music (wasn't even on new releases in amazon! Had to be searched). Shame is a good track and had it happened in black eyed peas and Shakira's hey day a decade ago it would most likely have been massive but times have changed

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Mrsliver

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I'm kinda glad it didn't because Shakira doesn't sound good on it at all she could of been better but the production of the song just doesn't work

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You so ugly

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Thankfully there's not that Carson song that they tried to emotionally blackmail us in to try and get it on the charts. They spammed the Charts Facebook page with hundreds of comments, it was so tedious.

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Mrsliver

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Plastic hearts only at 97?

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GS

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It would be #51 without the Christmas songs

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Marcothedonjuan

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The iconic Queen Mariah Carey at No. 1 and the legendary talents of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley of WHAM! at No. 2? Superb week! :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i love this week!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🥳

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GS

1

Omfg whoopty would be at 4 and without you would be 9

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Mrsliver

2

Without you is 3 here in Ireland for some reason

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GS

2

It will probably be top 5 in Australia too

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Mrsliver

2

I unironecelly like so done though

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GS

4

Its grown on me actually, I'd give it a light 7/10 now

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GS

2

26 years, 104 WOC and its finally done it

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Rector

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104 weeks is exactly 2 years :O

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GS

3

Oh wow

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Warwick Bassett

1

I make that 22 out of the Top 40 are Christmas related hits. What are the odds of getting an all Christmas top 40 some time?

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GS

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Its looking likely this year tbh lol

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GS

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Please get Dean Martin to the top 40 next week

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GS

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Ari would be #1 and #3 if it wasnt for christmas :O

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Piran

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This actually doesn’t surprise me too much, given what happened with the singles from ‘Thank U, Next’ last February! :P

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GS

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I didnt follow the charts from december 2018 - may 2019 for some reason so i cant remeber it

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Mrsliver

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But now santa tell me is here

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Piran

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I’m sure ArIana was both #1 & #2 one week back around then! :P

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Joshua Sombra

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I wonder if the songs that will be performed on the IHeart Jingle Bell Ball will have resurgence with their sales.

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Piran

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To elaborate on Electric Dude’s post below, here’s the Top 20 without Christmas songs...

#1: Ariana Grande - Positions (=)
#2: Little Mix - Sweet Melody (=)
#3: Ariana Grande - 34+35 (+4)
#4: CJ - Whoopty (+4)
#5: Miley Cyrus - Midnight Sky (-2)
#6: Billie Eilish Therefore I Am (-2)
#7: Dua Lipa - Levitating (-2)
#8: Tate McRae - You Broke Me First (-2)
#9: The Kid Laroi - Without You (debut)
#10: Miley Cyrus ft Dua Lipa - Prisoner (-1)

#11: MEDUZA ft Dermot Kennedy - Paradise (=)
#12: KSI ft Craig David & Digital Farm Animals - Really Love (-2)
#13: Shawn Mendes & Justin Bieber - Monster (=)
#14: James Arthur - Train Wreck (-2)
#15: Shane Codd - Get Out My Head (+5)
#16: 24kGoldn ft Iann Dior - Mood (-2)
#17: The Weeknd - Blinding Lights (+8)
#18: Joel Corry & MNEK - Head & Heart (-3)
#19: Internet Money ft Don Toliver, Gunna & NAV - Lemonade (+2)
#20: BTS - Dynamite (-5)

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Rob Parkinson

2

I'd imagine a lot of these will bound back up after Xmas, hopefully Shane Codd will fly up then!
Epic for Mariah though

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Piran

1

Yeah, he would’ve reached a new peak today, if it were any other time of year. :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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and this is what my rankings would have looked like...

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

11) 7/10
12) 9/10
13) 4/10
14) 7/10
15) 7/10
16) 9/10
17) 3/10
18) 6/10
19) 10/10
20) 5/10

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Piran

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Nice ratings! It’s so annoying that I still have to comment on mobile. :/

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Kevzee

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She's only at no1 because the vile bbc have put her there. i don't trust the charts anymore. Because such and such want such and such at the top of the chart's just to please all the kid's.

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You so ugly

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Vile BBC? Oh get a grip you Grinch! There's no conspiracy theories here, so do one.

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GS

2

Exactly

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Kevzee

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Do 1 urself bbc employee

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Sakgra

2

It was about time!love this chart and especially no1!i felt goosebumps when i found it!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

6

i hope it’s wham or the pogues next week, or even taylor swift. :D

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Mrsliver

3

It's between Mariah wham and Taylor
As much as I would love to see pogues finally get 1 they are not a serious contender at the moment

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Ian Robert Herechuk

3

I just heard that Wham! Last Christmas has sold more units (over 2 million in total) than any other record never to have made it to Number 1. Thats Mad

JB

Jack Brooks

1

Yep, ever since it's first release, 'Last Christmas' claimed that title. It was released the same week as the original Band Aid single which was equally massive at the time (and also for charity) hence it been blocked from Number 1.

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GS

3

OMG ITS SAYS PEAK POS 1 I THOUGHT I WOULD NEVER SEE THE DAY

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Mrsliver

0

Tbf no one did

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GS

0

All those blue squares has gone too 😂

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Piran

6

To top it all off, ‘Christmas Tree Farm’ finally re-entered this week! 😍

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GS

2

So did river

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Piran

2

Nice, but you know which one I prefer! ;)

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GS

2

I do lol

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Piran

2

It’ll probably drop out again next week, thanks to ‘Evermore’! :P

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GS

3

Hmm maybe

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Piran

2

I think she’ll get three songs in the Top 100, even with all the Christmas music! :P

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Mrsliver

2

stop the cavalry is back that's another positive for me

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

2

that one grows on me every christmas lol.

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GUILLON-KOPF Patrice

0

How come KATE BUSH "December will be magic again " does not appear in the Xmas charts ? it is such a great single ....and what about DANA "it's gonna be a cold Christmas" ? Maybe next year .
and congratulations to Mariah Carey , she is so lovely !

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GS

1

that is a beautiful sight

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Carl Mefkintallica Foxall

1

Mariah Carey being number one now after SEVENTEEN re-entries and already peaking at number two FOUR times is a fix

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Rector

3

Mariah the modern record breaker 🥳

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Piran

3

So what did you all think of ‘Evermore’? :D

Here are my ratings for each track on it...

#1: Willow (10/10)
#2: Champagne Problems (8/10)
#3: Gold Rush (8/10)
#4: ‘Tis The Season (6/10)
#5: Tolerate It (9/10)
#6: No Body, No Crime [ft HAIM] (10/10)
#7: Happiness (8/10)
#8: Dorothea (9/10)
#9: Coney Island [ft The National] (9/10)
#10: Ivy (10/10)
#11: Cowboy Like Me (9/10)
#12: Long Story Short (10/10)
#13: Marjorie (10/10)
#14: Closure (7/10)
#15: Evermore [ft Bon Iver] (10/10)

TOTAL: 133/150 (88.7%)

Yes, you read that right… six out of the 15 tracks on the original version of this album get perfect scores from me! ❤️

I’d even go as far to say that this is Taylor Swift’s best album since ‘Fearless’ (which is my favourite album of all-time).

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Mrsliver

2

Excellent

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Piran

0

I’m glad you liked it. :)

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Mrsliver

1

I'll admit I'm not a big Taylor swift fan but this album is something special

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Blank

1

What about the 2 bonus tracks on the physical deluxe edition?

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Piran

2

I still need to buy that, but I’ll add them to my review once I have! ;)

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Blank

1

It's the version I'm getting, but I'm 3 albums behind (Reputation was the last one I bought :-) )

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Piran

0

You haven’t even heard ‘Lover’ nor ‘Folklore’ yet? :O

You’re missing out, haha. Seriously though, let me know what you think of those albums when you get around to them!

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Piran

0

That’s amazing! I really appreciate how she’s gone back to her roots this year. :)

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thierry henon

4

OMG!! I can't believe it!! The best number 1 this year!! Amazing feat for our queen MARIAH CAREY!! Yippee!! After 26 years, she finally did it!! Love it, love it!!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

2

we do indeed love it!! 😄

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Mrsliver

2

It only took 26 years to get there

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David N'jama

1

🤣🤣🤣🤣This has to be a record

JB

Jack Brooks

1

Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson reached #1 at Christmas 1987, 30 years after it was first released. I believe that holds the record.

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David N'jama

0

Oh wow

JB

Jack Brooks

2

Yeah! But that was in the days when it was unusual for a song to re-enter the charts years later and only usually happened when the artist died or it was used in an advert/film soundtrack etc....

I wouldn't be surprised if the record doesn't stand for much longer. If 'Last Christmas' gets to #1 for example it would take that record as would 'Fairytale Of New York'....

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⁉️

5

NICE!!!!

Hope Last Christmas or Fairytale Of New York can get there too.

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Piran

12

Right, now ‘Last Christmas’ or ‘Fairytale Of New York’ (preferably the former), can take it next week. Unless a track from ‘Evermore’ is a contender for #1, that is! ;)

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David N'jama

3

Take it easy Taylor

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Piran

4

;)

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Piran

6

I’ll never shut up about this! 😂

P

PN

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Mate, what a week for you!

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Piran

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I know... possibly one of the best weeks ever for me in terms of music! :D

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Sakgra

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best chart in years!amazing songs in the top100 but especially MC chart record!dont shut up because i can t either haha

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Piran

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Best chart ever maybe! :D

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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please don’t shut up about it... it’s good news in a depressing year! 🥳

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Piran

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Oh man, if you think my excitement for Mariah is huge this week, just wait until Taylor impacts the charts next week! ;)

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Piran

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I’ve never seen a chart moment this big, I don’t think I ever will see a chart moment this big again!

MARIAH HAS DONE IT!!!!!! 😊

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David N'jama

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At long last!!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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hallelujah! this is absolutely fantastic!!! i love to see this!! get me a dr pepper now, i wanna celebrate. not even joking i’m nearly in tears and i haven’t buzzed this much over a number 1... IM ABSOLUTELY GASSED!!!!!!!!! 😍😍😍

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Piran

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Honestly. with the majority of the chart being Christmas songs now, I didn’t prepare a review for the Top 40... I just cared for Mariah being #1 & it actually happened!

Not only has one of the most iconic festive classics of all-time finally topped the charts (26 years overdue if you ask me!), but this chart proves that ACR can be defeated, so it’s a double win for me.

Honestly, between this history-making moment & my idol releasing another surprise album today, this chart has just made my week!

I’m absolutely ecstatic right now. :)

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Blank

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Now we just need the other one to do so too....Fairytale.
Although Shaky being in his highest week in both singles and albums this month for 15 years. Over 30 years in the case of singles, is my highlight.

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Piran

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I hope so! I feel like ‘Last Christmas’ deserves it more for now, but hey, we know what can go to #1 after that one. :)

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Robertopoop

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Freak

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Blank

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Personally I count them all as #2s, with digital re-issues (as opposed to a 26-year-old release getting to #1 'at last'). Of the 3 physical #2s above, all 3 digital re-issues are currently in their highest position with 3 of their traditional sales weeks to go (24th/31st/7th). One digital reissue has exceeded it's physical peak, one equalled and the other still below.

Last Christmas now will always be the biggest selling #2 physical hit. If it gets to #1 and we combine the physical and digital issues, then we have a new best-selling #2 of all time. But which?

Since digital issues came in, Christmas reissues have been becoming bigger and bigger hits year on year: More and more of the chart are Christmas reissues of previous physical hits, a few minor new hits (Kelly Clarkson / Ariana Grande / Sia) and Jess Glynne with a brand new one for this year!

Of the old songs, they're usually in roughly the same order each year and reaching higher peaks with each successive year until the top of the chart is so near, they can't go any higher (The 3rd year running Fairytale has hit #4 and 4th year in the top 5).

The reasons for this year are obvious (and it's started earlier this year too), but any insight why this is a trend for the whole of the previous decade and not just a blip year?

Carry on at this rate, we'll have a top 10 comprising of only old Christmas songs by 2025!

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Piran

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The only modern Christmas hit (21st century) that I think will have any chart consistency going into future decades is ‘Santa Tell Me’!

I hope ‘Underneath The Tree’ can do the same though. :)

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Piran

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Do you really think I’m going to take someone with the name RobertoPOOP seriously? 😂

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Vikingman

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and Leona Lewis 'One More Sleep'

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Piran

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I think that will certainly get bigger each year too. :)

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Piran

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BEST MOMENT EVER IN THE HISTORY OF OCC! 😍😍😍😍😍😍

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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agreeeeed!!!

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Piran

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I’M SO HYPED! 🥳

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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YESSSS!!!!! 🥳🥳🥳

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Piran

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OMG... SHE’S FINALLY DONE IT!!!!!! 🥳

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JoeNak

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LEGENDS ONLY

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GS

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😍😍😍😍😍

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GS

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SHES DONE IT

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Reece Allen

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YES MARIAH!!!!!!

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GS

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OH MY FLIPPING GOD

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Rector

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MARIAH!!!!