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Official Singles Chart on 18/12/2020

18 December 2020 - 24 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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GS

1

1. Don't Stop me Eatin' - LadBaby
2. All I Want For Christmas is you - Mariah Carey
3. Last Christmas - Wham!
4. This Christmas - Jess Glynne
5. Boris Johnson is a f***ing c*** - The Ku**s
6. Fairytale of New York - The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColle
7. Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin Stevens
8. Rockin Around the Chirstmas Tree - Justin Bieber
9. Do they know it's Christmas? - Band Aid
10. Step into Christmas - Elton John

(Highest non-Christmas song is positions at #19)

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Mrsliver

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Woudnt Boris Johnson is a.... Count as a non Christmas song

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Lancashire Anglo-Saxon

1

I find the comments saying "disqualify old Christmas songs from the UK singles chart" ridiculous. The charts are meant as a measure pf what is the most popular tune in Britain in any given week - and not engineered to make a song look falsely popular to appease artists or fans of an artist.

And for a few weeks and especially the couple near Christmas that will be classic Christmas songs. People say its not fair on non seasonal songs but in that case don't release your song in those couple of weeks when Christmas songs proliferate in the charts. As an oldie myself the Christmas chart is the only one I look at these days and how the various Christmas songs do each year is interesting in itself. any fiddling with the chart to remove certain types of record would be the death knell for the charts as we've known them for the past nearly 70 years.

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Anarko Aardvark

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Where is the big selling track about our erstwhile prime minister? Even Relax and God Save The Queen where given their dues in chart placings if still banned from airplay. Controlling media in such a fashion smacks of something very dodgy indeed.

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Michael Seager

1

Dear Mr Aardvark, this chart is last weeks chart, representing last weeks sales. The song you mentioned was released this week and will feature in the chart released later today.

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Cap'_'n dread

-1

Where is the Boris is a ***t song?...hopefully number one by friday,

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Hector Vector

-1

Funny how UK number 2 on iTunes and Amazon does not even appear in the top 100 here.

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crunch2k

1

and what song is that?

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Hector Vector

0

Boris Johnson is a....

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crunch2k

1

That song will be charting in this weeks chart on Friday. This chart is the last weeks which that song didn’t make to the top 100, I’m not even sure if it was out at that point.

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Mccasa2015

2

This year, as the chart is announced on Christmas Day, there's the potential for 2 Christmas No 1s!
Mariah Carey can already claim one of them.
If she can hold on to the top spot, she'll be Christmas No 1 all day, but if she's knocked off the top of the Christmas tree, the new No 1 will claim the other spot.
Merry Christmas!

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Lex

-1

This is incorrect. Spaces 2,3 and 4 in Amazon's best sellers are versions of "Boris Johnson Is A C***" bu The K*nts, but not a mention...

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Rector

1

because the chart hasn't updated yet lol. Check back at 5:45pm for the chart update (click Singles > Update on the purple box) The official one refreshes on Friday

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Marty8370

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ROCKSTAR (10/10)
WAP (0/10)
Roses (0/10)
Rain On Me (0/10)
Blinding Lights (0/10)
Lemonade (0/10)
Own It (0/10)
No Time To Die (0/10)
Mood (0/10)
Head & Heart (0/10)
Godzilla (0/10)
Toosie Slide (0/10)
Savage Love (0/10)
Before You Go (0/10)
Positions -10/10)

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Oliver Kennedy

3

Everyone let's stream the NHS CHOIR Justin Bieber holy track for Christmas number one! Money goes to NHS

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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this is getting ridiculous. i have a 2nd fake lurking on this site, with piran being impersonated now. i’m going to the police in a little bit.

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Piran

1

Thankfully, I think enough people know about his mindless acts to know that he's personating us! I'm glad you're taking this further. :/

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Fred Kerkhoven

-1

LadBaby - Don't stop me eatin'
#nr1again #TrussellTrust
#FansFromHolland #YesMate #LadBaby

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oml1973

1

I strongly believe that no one can move Mariah next week from the top and her 26 year old dream finally be true 🎄❤️

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GS

4

Unfortunately LadBaby exists...

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Paul Dawson

2

BONEY M REACHED UK NUMBER 1 WITH MARY`S BOY CHILD
YOU HAVE ITS HIGHEST POSITION AT NO 26?
IT REALLY IS NOT WORTH PUBLISHING THESE
CHARTS WITH SO MANY MISTAKES, WHY BOTHER?

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crunch2k

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why does it matter so much? lol

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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it makes no sense. merry xmas everybody by slade (25) has its peak at number 1, which is true as it hit the top in 1973. then there’s mary’s boy child (91) which has it’s peak at 26 when it was clearly a number 1 in 1978...

occ really need to fix this.

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GS

2

Without christmas songs (including forever young, a little love & love is a compass)

1. Willow – Taylor Swift
2. Positions – Ariana Grande
3. Sweet melody – Little Mix
4. Whoopty – CJ
5. 34+35 – Ariana Grande
6. Champagne Problems – Taylor Swift
7. No body No crime – Taylor Swift & HAIM
8. Midnight sky – Miley Cyrus
9. Levitating – Dua Lipa & DaBaby
10. Without you – The Kid LAROI
11. Prisoner – Miley Cyrus & Dua Lipa
12. Therefore I am – Billie Eilish
13. Paradise – Dermot Kennedy & MEDUZA
14. Get out my head – Shane Codd
15. Really love – KSI & Craig David
16. Show out – Skepta, Kid Cudi & Pop Smoke
17. Train wreck – James Arthur
18. Holiday – Lil Nas X
19. Mood – 24KGOLDN ft. Ian Dior
20. Monster – Shawn Mendes & Justin Bieber
21. Dynamite – BTS
22. Head & Heart – Joel Corry ft. MNEK
23. Loading – Central Cee
24. Blinding lights – The Weeknd
25. Lemonade – Internet Money, Don Toliver, NAV, Gunna
26. You broke me first – Tate McRae
27. Golden – Harry Styles
28. Lonely – Justin Bieber & Benny Blanco
29. Plugged in freestlye – A92 X Fumez the Engineer
30. Wonder – Shawn Mendes
31. No time for tears – Nathan Dawe & Little Mix
32. What you know bout love – Pop Smoke
33. See nobody – Wes Nelson
34. Sunflower – Swae Lee & Post Malone
35. The business – Tiesto
36. Body – Meghan Thee Stallion
37. Reminds me of you – The Kid LAROI & Juice WRLD
38. Your new boyfriend – Wilbur Soot
39. WAP – Cardi B & Meghan Thee Stallion
40. Tequila shots – Kid Cudi

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crunch2k

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Thank for this, it's pretty interesting because some songs I thought aren't as high as I thought and it's because of the barrage of christmas songs :D

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Piran

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"1. Willow – Taylor Swift."

That put a huge smile on my face! :D

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Millie

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very happy to see "your new boyfriend" on the charts :)

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Vikingman

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Surprised no-one listens much to Greg Lake ... I believe in Father Christmas

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Vikingman

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I wish the OCC would get their numbers right. Fairytale of New York should be 109 weeks on Top 100 and 98 weeks in Top 75. They have missed out the 1st re-issue in 1991 which charted for 5 weeks. If you going to be the Official Charts at least get your numbers correct!!!

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RIchard Barrett

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Why does it say highest position as 26 for Boney M - Mary’s Boy Child ? When it was a No.1 hit??

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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wait, really? that’s very wrong, it was number 1 in 1978.

RB

RIchard Barrett

1

Yes, that’s right. I noticed it last week but thought it would be corrected but alas not. Also to only rise one position to 91 is disappointing as in my opinion it’s one of the Christmas greats.

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crunch2k

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My guess is that maybe 26 is the peak since the digital age?

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RIchard Barrett

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I doubt it. All the other oldies aren’t affected. Strange! ????

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Joshua Sombra

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I hope that 'Diamonds' will go back on the charts as Sam Smith has performed this on iHeart Radio Jingle Ball and I hope it will rise again as some Christmas songs will be off the charts. Maybe with a top ten peak.

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Sakgra

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i m very happy that Mariah rules the chart for 2nd week and after all these years but....i really hope after all this weird chart rules thing, next year UK official decide to change the rules.cause all these streaming rules are destroying the music.streaming are not sales and they dont have place in the official chart

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gabriel ronzetti

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FOR THE FOREIGNERS WHO ALWAYS FOLLOW THE UK CHART., THIS IS A SHAME, ALWAYS THE SAME, ALL Bought, ALL A LIE, IN TIMES WHEN WE NEED MORE POP AND DANCE .... IT IS A GREAT SAD THAT THE ENGLISH FALL SO MUCH IN IT AMERICAN MARKET ........

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GS

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Why are you back...

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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everyone report my fake account for impersonation, this bobby cheddar guy is only making a fool of himself.

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Jstar

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I remember somebody did that to me before on another forum. They pretended to be me lol.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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wait, it happened to you as well? :(

J

Jstar

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That was many years ago now. I just found it comical that they were clearly trolling lol.

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Mrsliver

1

Hmm I wonder who it is..

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Cool0celot1o1

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Oh no. No Baby Shark! Word up fam! Happy Holidays to you all. I need to go now. I need on my potty. I hope I get to kiss Frank Griffin under the mistletoe and feel his huge bulge!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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GUYS THIS ISNT ME 😫

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Piran

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I know. :/

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Jstar

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Cool username bro lol. Also nice try pretending to be someone else.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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he doesn’t even know where the o and 0 go for crying out loud! 😂

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Mrsliver

2

Rockstar by DaBaby and Roddy Ricch or by 21 savage and post Malone?

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PN

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Couldn't care less, they're both decent songs

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Jstar

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Post Malone and 21 Savage for me.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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oof, this is difficult as both are 10/10... but dababy’s gets the edge for me.

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Foxes

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Post Malone's one easily for me.

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Mrsliver

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Since the next chart releases on Christmas day there will be LOTS of festive songs

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PN

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Maybe, but remember that the OCC stop counting sales on Thursday, so the sales on Xmas day might count to the chart on New Years.

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Mrsliver

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They stop counting at midnight and since Thursday will be Christmas eve lot of Christmas songs will rise

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PN

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I know, but probably around the same amount as the chart after Xmas number 1 usually is

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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there clearly will be. i think on the new years chart, some of them might still be here, since christmas day counts as tracking for the new years charts, but if anything they’ll fall back a little as people will have stopped streaming them on boxing day or the 27th.

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Mrsliver

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Whoopty in the top 10 lol

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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yeah 😈

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PN

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Wow, I actually didn't realise until now. I joined the chart show when Jess Glynne was playing

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i can’t believe i used to hate melanie martinez... dollhouse, milk and cookies are SO GOOD!!! 😍

at this point she’ll go from being one of my least favourite singers to one of my most favourites.

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Cameron

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Here's all the UK #1s of 2020 ranked from best to worst in my opinion. I'm not going to count All I Want For Christmas Is You because it's from the 90s and I'm not going to count the two charity songs we've already had this year as I think it would be a bit unfair to judge them purely as a song and we're probably going to have a charity song next week for the Christmas #1 so I won't include that either.

1) Blinding Lights
2) Head & Heart
3) Rain On Me
4) Mood
5) Roses
6) Own It
7) Godzilla
8) Rockstar
9) No Time To Die
10) Before You Go
11) Lemonade
12) Positions
13) Savage Love
14) Toosie Slide
15) WAP

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PN

2

Fair judgement. Here's mine:
1. No Time to Die
2. Blinding Lights
3. Head & Heart
4. Own It
5. Before You Go
6. Rain On Me
7. Roses
8. Godzilla
9. Rockstar
10. Mood
11. Positions
12. Toosie Slide
13. Lemonade
14. WAP
15. Savage Love

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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1) no time to die (billie 😍)
2) rockstar
3) wap
4) roses (the remix, duh)
5) lemonade
6) mood
7) before you go
8) godzilla
9) rain on me
10) own it
11) head & heart
12) toosie slide (didn’t age well at all for me)
13) blinding lights
14) positions
15) savage love (0/10 song as well, it’s SO ANNOYING!!!)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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great placements for 1 and 15. some are similar to mine too.

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PN

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I was so sad to see No Time to Die get only one week at number one, it deserves a lot more. And Savage Noise, well let's not go there, shall we XD

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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that’s what i thought regarding no time to die. billie eilish is my favourite artist (along w kendrick lamar) so she should’ve got three weeks minimum.

oh yeah, let’s pretend savage mess doesn’t exist. 😂

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PN

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Wait, is Blinding Lights 2 or 4?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i edited it, accidentally put rockstar twice. sadly no, it didn’t age well for me. neither did toosie slide tbh, and that’s coming from a massive drake fan!

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PN

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fair enough. I really like the song, but it's off my playlist right now as it's being overplayed SO MUCH! It will probably return in around April (to my playlist, that is)

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1: WAP (10/10)
2: Roses (10/10)
3: Rain On Me (10/10)
4: Blinding Lights (10/10)
5: Lemonade (10/10)
6: Positions (9/10)
7: Own It (7/10)
8: No Time To Die (7/10)
9: ROCKSTAR (5/10)
10: Mood (4/10)
11: Head & Heart (3.5/10)
12: Godzilla (0/10)
13: Toosie Slide (0/10)
14: Savage Love (0/10)
15: Before You Go (-1/10)

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Mouttonnoir

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After all these years it really is a dream come true to see Mariah at No1. Maybe Wham next year? Interesting to see how many of the Christmas songs have dropped down the chart this week and just a few making modest rises. I wonder how much of this is due to more shops being closed and therefore not constantly streaming Christmas music all day?

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GS

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Juice & Laroi would be top 40 :O

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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wait really? that’s amazing. haven’t heard it yet (too obsessed with melanie rn haha) but that’d be amazing for juice. ☺️

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PN

0

Decent chart, but would have been made better if Shaky had made the top 5. If Ellie Goulding was a bit higher then I would have been happier too (don't really love the song as much as the artist)

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eternalricardo

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how is holiday still not in the top 40!

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GS

2

Its gonna get there after christmas along with the business! :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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it’ll get there after christmas, it’s an amazing song. i really love it, so i hope i’m right.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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where’s 2000 miles by the pretenders? that’s slowly becoming one of my favourites.

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PN

2

Up there as well for me :(

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Mrsliver

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#79

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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thanks 👍

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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glad to find someone who agrees, i love the melody to it. :)

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Piran

6

I'm probably going to get a lot of backlash for this, but...

... this chart kind of proves why the rules introduced in 2017 don’t work.

Like, you ban all album bombs by all artists so that they can only have a maximum of three songs each in the chart, yet you allow like 60 Christmas songs to fill up the Top 100? Either let both of them happen, or neither of them happen, not just the one.

I’m sorry, but for as much as I adore most Christmas songs, it’s just really unfair on artists who want to release their own music in December!

Maybe cap them to like the Top 20 or something? Then we’d still get the festive favourites each year, but it’d be much better for some newer or upcoming artists. :)

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GS

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I hate album bombs but 3 songs per artist is way too little. Maybe 6 or 7 per album.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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well, i do adore christmas songs but they shouldn’t take up that much space. the three songs rule is nonsense. but hey, that’s just how the charts work... (shrugs)

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GS

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I love the christmas songs filling up the chart, i would love the whole top 100 to be xmas songs

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Piran

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Yeah, I like said on the server earlier, you can't really make a fair comparison between Christmas songs to "normal" songs in December, since streaming playlists will obviously prioritise the former.

I've also said my piece many times on ACR too! :P

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Piran

2

Yeah, or again, only count the songs from an album bomb that would've made the Top 20 anyway & exclude all the others below #20.

That wouldn't have affected Taylor at all this week though! :P

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PN

1

Probably cap them to arould 40 songs in the top 100 then I'd be happy

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Piran

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Yeah, a Top 40 would work too, since we'd still get to see a bit more variety in the charts even then. :)

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Cameron

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I agree that the rules introduced in 2017 don't work but I don't see a problem with loads of Christmas songs being in the chart lol

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Piran

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I just think the Christmas songs flooding the charts aren't consistent with the rules that all other songs would be! I certainly love them being in the chart every December, but were the charts made to tell us that people listen to Christmas songs at Christmas? I don't think so, haha.

Oh well, I'm back home now, so I'm starting to feel a bit more festive tonight! :P

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Philip King

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Agree and disagree...I agree with the album tracks, if the track has not been officially released as a SINGLE then it should not be allowed in the SINGLES chart. but disagree with limiting how many tracks per artist. If someone releases 10 singles in one week and they all sell enough to chart then all 10 deserve to be there or if someone has a previous singles still hanging in the charts that's fine too as long as they are selling enough to chart. Same as the Christmas stuff if has been released as a single and sells enough it has a right to chart.

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Cameron

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The charts are meant to show what people are listening to and right now people are listening to Christmas songs lol

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Shadowcat222

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Yes but you dont let one hit wonders go into the top 40^^

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Piran

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Ah. so your point is saying that it has to be released as an official single in order to chart... I kind of agree, due to the name of the chart, but what about if somebody puts out an album & there's a very clear fan favourite within that week? There's not really a lot of time to start promoting that, especially if some pre-released tracks will still be getting a lot radio airplay, but I do get your point to some extent. :)

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Piran

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I guess, but it just means that we get one month of the year where people who aren't releasing Christmas songs will find it almost impossible to chart! I don't want to see that... even if a rising star appeared with a credited Top 100 (hence the cap idea) that would still be good to see. :)

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PN

2

If a cap isn't introduced, who knows, maybe one day the entire top 100 will be filled entirely of Christmas songs! XD

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Cameron

3

Well the earliest that Christmas songs appear in the chart is around mid to late November and then they're out the chart by January so it's only about 6 weeks having Christmas songs out of 52 weeks of the year

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Piran

1

That's what I'm thinking! The Christmas takeover is just going to get bigger & bigger every year, as we've seen since the introduction of streaming into the charts, haha. :)

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Piran

0

That's still over 10% of the year, which means that some of the biggest Christmas songs ('All I Want For Christmas Is You' & 'Last Christmas') will probably sneak on to the Chart Of The Year for 2020! :P

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PN

1

Precisely. Even last year Wham were 95th in the EOY chart, and Mariah 84th! Both will be higher this year, definitely

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Piran

0

Maybe 'Fairytale Of New York' could sneak in there too, haha. :)

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PN

1

Yeah, that's what I'm thinking. Probably Mariah around 63rd, Wham 80th, and FONY about 96th

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Piran

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Good guesses! Will we get a year where Mariah gets so many streams in December that she ends up in the Top 40? ;)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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that’d be overkill lmao, but it’d definitely be interesting.

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Mark

1

What they should do is restrict the number of ACR songs to around 10 so only the top of the charts is flooded with Christmas songs allowing newer songs to chart.

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PN

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They won't do that though as there are so many songs on ACR, meaning that the likes of Dance Monkey might get another run in the top 40

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Piran

1

Yeah, that sounds like an approach that might work. :)

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PN

1

Definitely, maybe not next year but sometime this decade I think

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Sakgra

1

at least legends like Mariah take their revenge haha

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Piran

1

They do! That being said, she'll be dethroned by sausage roll guy on Friday. :/

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Piran

1

I think so too, especially given how early everyone started this year, haha. :)

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Michael

2

Seems that a lot of the christmas songs are dropping this week, which means people must be getting fed up of them since mid November. They started listening way too early

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Piran

1

I don't think it's even the fact that everyone started early this year, but more because the latest restrictions around a large part of the country means that people are sadly feeling less festive. :/

Also, the First Look & Monday's Update are always based more on sales, so the Christmas classics tend to climb back throughout the course of the week!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

2

ranking kendrick lamars albums.

to pimp a butterfly (11/10)
good kid m.a.a.d city (10/10)
. (8/10)
section 80 (6/10)

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GS

2

to pimp a butterfly (8/10)
good kid m.a.a.d city (6/10)
. (9/10)
section 80 (5/10)

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GS

2

. is banging 👌

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Section.80 (7/10)
good kid, m.a.a.d city (10.5/10)
To Pimp A Butterfly (10/10)
. (9/10)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

2

continuing from “without” last week, here are my scores for songs with “lonely” in the title.

lonely - joel corry (8/10)
lonely - justin bieber & benny blanco (6/10)
supalonely - benee ft gus dapperton (8/10)
how to be lonely - rita ora (7/10)
lonely - diplo & the jonas brothers (8/10)
lonely this christmas - mud (10/10)
lonely - akon (4/10)
f***, i’m lonely - lauv & anne marie (5/10)

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GS

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lonely - joel corry (8/10)
lonely - justin bieber & benny blanco (7/10)
supalonely - benee ft gus dapperton (8/10)
how to be lonely - rita ora (6/10)
lonely - diplo & the jonas brothers (4/10)
lonely this christmas - mud (7/10)
lonely - akon (4/10)
f***, i’m lonely - lauv & anne marie (10/10)

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Piran

5

Rankings of Taylor’s albums…

#1: Fearless (light 10/10)
#2: Evermore (light 9/10)
#3: 1989 (strong 8/10)
#4: Folklore (solid 8/10)
#5: Red (solid 8/10)
#6: Speak Now (light 8/10)
#7: Lover (strong 7/10)
#8: Taylor Swift (light 7/10)
#9: Reputation (strong 6/10)

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1: Folklore (10/10)
2: Evermore (10/10)
3: 1989 (10/10)
4: Red (9/10)
5: Lover (5/10)
6: Fearless (4/10)
7: Speak Now (4/10)
8: Reputation (2/10)
9: Taylor Swift (0/10)

As you can see, a very hit or miss artist for me.

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Piran

1

Yeah, that's a very polarising list, haha.

At least you really love her indie approach, giving her latest two albums perfect scores! :D

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Jstar

1

You really liked her last 2 albums which is cool.

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Kevan

1

I like 1989 best, followed by Evermore. Not sure about the others yet but Folklore is probably in the lower ranks.

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Piran

1

Oh wow, so 'Evermore' is a big improvement over 'Folklore' for you then? ;)

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GS

3

Maybe... next year

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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ok, here are my rankings for evermore, this time out of 100! 😃

1. willow - 88/100
2. champagne problems - 85/100
3. gold rush - 62/100
4. tis the season - 76/100
5. tolerate it - 80/100
6. no body, no crime (w/ haim) - 91/100
7. happiness - 82/100
8. dorothea - 71/100
9. coney island (w/ the national) - 74/100
10. ivy - 81/100
11. cowboy like me - 68/100
12. long story short - 54/100
13. marjorie - 86/100
14. closure - 72/100
15. evermore (w/ bon iver) - 80/100

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GS

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1. willow - 40/100
2. champagne problems - 77/100
3. gold rush - 66/100
4. tis the season - 20/100
5. tolerate it - 44/100
6. no body, no crime (w/ haim) - 80/100
7. happiness - 58/100
8. dorothea - 34/100
9. coney island (w/ the national) - 42/100
10. ivy - 67/100
11. cowboy like me - 9/100
12. long story short - 18/100
13. marjorie - 22/100
14. closure - 40/100
15. evermore (w/ bon iver) - 38/100

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

2

big OOF at that 9% for cowboy like me. okay it is one of the weakest but still!

i agree on no body no crime being the best one tho. 😃

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GS

2

NBNC is by FAR the best on evermore. Exile wins folklore

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

1

exile was clearly the best on folklore, but the last great american dynasty, mirrorball, this is me trying, cardigan and epiphany are up there.

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Piran

19

Also, since the next chart will be announced on the 25th itself, I wanted to take the time to wish all of you a very happy & safe Christmas! ❤️

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Marcothedonjuan

5

Happy Christmas to all the chart lovers in the UK and Merry Christmas to the USA! Really enjoy the moment as it comes only once a year! 2020 was you know......but Christmas is ALWAYS MAGICAL! Remember that! :)

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Piran

7

Yes, then after Christmas, we'll enter the year that hopefully ends the virus forever. :)

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Ireneusz Chmielewski

3

Have a happy Xmas and all the best in the New Year Piran !!!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i won’t be here on the 25th (except for the evening on discord lol). least i can say is have a wonderful christmas, to each and every one of you! 🎄❤️

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David N'jama

2

Merry Christmas to you too piran

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David N'jama

2

You too Coolo. Merry Christmas

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

3

thanks david :)))

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Rob Iles

1

Official charts discord channel?
Merry Christmas

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Piran

2

Thanks David! :D

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Piran

2

Thanks! You too. :)

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Piran

1

You too! All the best for 2021. :)

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Andrew Hawes

2

Merry Xmas

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Piran

0

Merry Christmas to you too! :D

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Piran

5

For as much as I’d be very tired of seeing it for the third year running, it looks like LadBaby will probably be taking the Christmas #1 of 2020 next week, given the massive first day sales numbers that he’s got!

I’m personally backing JB’s remake of ‘Holy’ with the NHS Choir! After the disaster that 2020 has been for everyone, the tributes & proceeds need to go to the tirelessly working doctors & nurses of our nation have that saved many lives during this pandemic.

Mind you, given the insane streaming numbers that she’ll be getting throughout the next week & the fact that Christmas Day falls on a Friday (the day the tracking week changes) this year, I wouldn’t even rule out Mariah just yet! :P

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PN

2

To be honest, its clear that he actually cares about the charity this year. The past two years the song was solely about sausage rolls, but this year the lyrics are majoritively about supporting key workers and the Trussell Trust. But the song itself, aside from the lyrics, is worse than the last two years in terms of rhythm and flow, but it does grow on you the more you listen to it. Currently a strong 6/10 but could get higher in the next few days. Personally, as much as I don't like his songs that much, I'm backing JB like you, but I think its a three-way-race between LadBaby, JB and Mariah, which will end in that order.

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Piran

2

LadBaby had like a 60x times lead though & yeah, while his songs are getting annoying, I always have to respect him for the cause, especially in a year like this.

Either way, it's going to be one of the more interesting Christmas #1 battles in a while! :P

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Mrsliver

1

And he'll fall the week after lol

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PN

0

Yep. Last year he went from 1 to 52, the second biggest fall for a song in OCC history, after Three Lions went from 1-97

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Piran

1

I bet he'll almost drop out of the Top 100 by next week, since the following chart update will be on New Year's Day! :P

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PN

1

That's a good point, I didn't think of that. Usually the week after Christmas is when the Christmas songs rise a bit more (and when Mariah peaks at 2 annually), but this time that probably won't happen, Mariah might still be there on New Year's day, but she will definitely be gone on my birthday (the week after)

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Karl Macnaughton

1

I'm confused about the rules nowadays. Would the Justin Bieber / NHS thing count as a new single or just another version of the single that was in recently? That's what they did with Levitating and lots of other things with a million remixes and re-recodings. They seem to whack all the Band Aids together even though they're completely different artists in every conceivable way. All very confusing!

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Piran

1

I don't know, but I imagine they'll just recredit it, but with the NHS Choir featuring alongside JB instead of Chance The Rapper. :)

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Rob Parkinson

1

The band aids still chart separately, you will most likely see band aid 2 in next week's chart

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Rob Parkinson

1

Why does everyone think JB will do so well next week?

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Piran

1

Interesting that you have Christmas Day, New Year's Day & your birthday all in the same two weeks of one another! Extra big celebration for you each year then, I'm guessing? ;)

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PN

1

Exactly, the best time of year for me, definitely!

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PN

0

They're all hoping for LadBaby to not be number 1 XD. It probably will peak at 2 next week

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Joshua Sombra

1

To be fair, I do not think they will stand a chance of being No.1 again as there is much more competition than ever and to be honest it is all about sausage rolls and eating. I respect that they are releasing this for charity and I am not being rude but the lyrics are sorta lame. I guess it gets more boring through the years when they release a song.

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Piran

1

Yeah, I have nothing against LadBaby doing this for charity at all, but it's becoming repetitive at this point!

We need another charity song like supporting our hard-working key workers to get #1 instead! I wouldn't even mind the song against the person who ruined Christmas to get there either. :/

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Piran

0

It would be for me normally, buy yesterday's announcement badly affected our family's plans. :/

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PN

1

I can understand, I'm assuming you live in a tier 4 place. Living in tier 2 though, I can only empathise.

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Piran

0

I live in a Tier 1 actually, but my older brother lives in Tier 4, so we'll really be missing him this Christmas! :(

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Cameron

6

Since it's Christmas next week, a lot of us will be spending our time enjoying ourselves with our families at home. But there are some people who sadly won't have that luxury and they are the heroes called the NHS workers who have had to deal with a real a horrible year working endless hours to put others first and provide care for others. Make sure they are in your hearts when you wake up Christmas morning and are sitting at the table for Christmas Dinner. God bless the NHS.

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Piran

2

Well said! This is why I really want them to be #1 next week. :)

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Cameron

2

Even if it isn't #1, it will raise so much money for charity which what it's all about, same with LadBaby

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Piran

2

As I've always said, the chart position doesn't really matter, the proceeds do. :)

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Shadowcat222

2

Yes they will be, in England you teally support charity singles, in France no one cares about charity, sad!

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PN

2

The amount of charity singles this year is mental. THe money that will go towards all of these causes is amazing and I'm supportive of all of the causes

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Piran

1

Yeah, we're probably the country that support charity singles the most. :)

Speaking of France, did you hear that OCC are going to be taking over from SNEP in compiling the French Singles Chart?

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Rob Parkinson

1

Perhaps they are more charitable in France and donate to charity without feeling the need to have something in return?

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Shadowcat222

3

Yes I commented on the article^^ its cool I think. The french singles chart is not as good as the british one...but this week the number one is fever by Angele & Dua, my favourite song for weeks so Im happy!

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Shadowcat222

0

😁maybe, maybe not...

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Piran

2

Honestly, your #1 is the best one France has had in months. I love 'Fever'! :D

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

1

eesh, idk what to post. :I

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Piran

1

Maybe an 'Evermore' review? :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

1

thanks for the idea. :))))

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Piran

2

You're welcome! ;)

I've got a Taylor list of my own coming either later or tomorrow, haha.

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Piran

8

Honestly, I don’t know how to feel about ‘Willow’ debuting at #3!

On one hand, I’m incredibly happy that Taylor can still manage to get Top 3 singles after almost 15 years in the music industry & with her ninth studio album, but it’s so frustrating knowing that this amazing ballad was purely denied going all the way only because of the particular time of the year it is. :/

Literally, this would probably be a clear winner if it was released in any month!

Oh well, at least it’s awesome that ‘Champagne Problems’ & especially ‘No Body, No Crime’ joined it as the next highest debuts. :)

I’m also delighted that ‘Evermore’ itself became her sixth #1 album, making her the first living artist of the 21st century to lead the albums chart twice in the same year! :D

No matter what you think of the album (& you’re always entitled to your opinion), you can’t deny that she put a lot of time & effort into this over lockdown.

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Ian Robert Herechuk

2

Yes, seemed a strange Decision to go up against all the Christmas songs in the singles charts. But albums usually sell more in December, so perhaps that's the driving force.

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Piran

2

Yeah, I think Taylor is trying to be more of an albums artists than a singles artist at this point! I also have a feeling that she also wanted to release it now to drive Christmas sales & also because it was her birthday this past weekend. :)

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Blank

1

Give it 2 weeks after all the Christmas dropout and the traditional low January sales.
#1 then!

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Piran

2

'Positions' is also going on ACR soon, so it doesn't look like there's a lot that'll challenge it in the New Year for now. :)

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Kevan

3

Those older holiday hits should have a separate chart since they come back every year. Only new releases are allowed to chart on the OSC Top 100. It's so frustrating to see my queen being blocked from topping the singles chart😣

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David N'jama

2

Tbh. This particular time of the year is the reason why it's number 3, nothing much to compete with. So fingers crossed for January

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Piran

2

Hopefully... we know who's getting it on Christmas Day though. :/

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Piran

2

I kind of agree & yeah, it would've been amazing to see Taylor score her second #1 today. She's my queen too! Actually, no, she's my goddess, haha. :)

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David N'jama

2

Yeah :/

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The Poacher

1

Why don't you just create your own chart - that way it would have all you favourite music on rather than everyone else's.

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Piran

1

I've been doing just that for over four years now.

Here's my chart for this week: http://crownnote.c*m/charts/piran-delves/pirans-top-50-44
(replace the * with an o, as OCC don't allow links anymore)

Yeah, there's a lot of Taylor & Christmas this week, but I usually try to keep my music taste as diverse as possible & I usually even do a list of throwbacks too! :P

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Piran

2

An 80,000 combined sales lead, according to Radio 1 yesterday! :(

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thierry henon

4

i don't know why but i was expecting WHAM to be our new number 1 single but still amazingly glad MARIAH is still at number !

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GS

4

Both are amazing singles

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Dylan H

2

Go Mariah!

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thierry henon

1

how come most Xmas songs are already dropping?

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Dylan H

1

Taylor Swift pushed them down. :p

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Rector

3

RIP Dance Monkey

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

1

happy birthday billie eilish!! 💖

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Cameron

1

Happy birthday Billie Eilish, makes me feel old that someone younger than me is so successful lol

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

2

she was 16 when ocean eyes became popular, and there’s me at 16 years old typing this on an iphone. :P

now she’s 19 and one of the biggest stars in the world...

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Cameron

2

I don't even mind if it's LadBaby or Justin Bieber at #1 next week, it's for charity after a horrendous year it's been for everyone

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Piran

11

Nice to see Mariah at #1 for a second consecutive week! It certainly makes up for all those weeks that ACR robbed her of going to the top since 2017.

Shame that Wham almost certainly won’t end up getting there again this year! :(

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David N'jama

5

In their own words "maybe next year"

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Piran

2

It's always next year for Wham! :(

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Cap'_'n dread

1

...Or, last year, as in last christmas

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Foxes

2

Lol don't ask why I found this comment but technically you were right I guess, they were just the first #1 of 2021 instead :P

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Piran

1

Maybe because I mentioned about Mariah on Discord over the weekend! That's the only reasoning I can think of at least, haha.

Yeah, I said "this year" in 2020, so I wasn't exactly wrong, since they hit #1 on New Year's Day 2021! :P

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Foxes

2

Nah, the actual reason was just because I was looking at the chart that Your New Boyfriend debuted on coz someone brought it up lmao

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Piran

1

Oh, fair enough, haha. :)

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Rector

2

Mariah at #1 again! Wham needs to be there though

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

2

it’s always next year... 😞

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Piran

5

Hey everyone!

How are you all doing? :)

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Piran

7

Only 7 more days!!!!!! 🥳 🎄 🎁