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Official Singles Chart on 11/6/2021

11 June 2021 - 17 June 2021

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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Half Giant- Ethan

2

GOOD NEWS: Dance Monkey is not on the Tones And I album so will NOT come off ACR

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Half Giant- Ethan

3

Hate to break it to you… It ain’t comin’ home

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⁉️

4

So true.

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GS

4

FOOTBALL'S COMING HOME

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

3

ITS COMING HOME, ITS COMING HOME, ITS COMING, FOOTBALLS COMING HOME 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

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Keybasher

2

With 500,000 streams for Three Lions on Spotify yesterday, I bet the chart are over the moon the next match is on Friday and not Thursday night!!! Going to be a high placer.

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Blank

2

Top 10 hits of the year so far - week 24:
1 (1) Tiesto - The Business 1366 (1334)

2 (2) Kid Laroi - Without You 1327 (1304)

3 (4) Weeknd - Save Your Tears 1318 (1244)

4 (3) Riton/Nightcrawlers/Mufasa/Hypeman - Friday 1289 (1248)

5 (5) Nathan Evans - Wellerman 1227 (1208)

6 (6) Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License 1184 (1184)

7 (7) Dua Lipa - Levitating 1133 (1081)

8 (9) ATB/Topic/A7S - Your Love (9PM) 1070 (1043)

9 (8) Anne-Marie/KSI/DFA - Don't Play 1049 (1049)

10 (10) Glass Animals - Heat Waves 1022 (1004)

None of the 4 remaining on chart for all 24 weeks dropped out.

Tom Grennan and Weeknd (with Blinding Lights) are bubbling under the top 10 with strong chances of a top 10 place on this chart soon.

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Michael Jenkins

3

I am glad that transparentsoul is climbing as it should.

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im good without mimi web

3

you
your love
your power at 48 rarest random ever 😂

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3

Your name though. 😭😭😭

I agree.

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im good without mimi web

4

oop😓 billie eyelash flopped hard 😂😂😁 even her "new image" didnt help her

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3

Yeah, this era hasn’t been good commercially or even in terms of music. :|

Shame, When We All Fall Asleep... was amazing. :(

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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big shame...

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im good without mimi web

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like charlie

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Was there a need to reply to that like a month later? 😭

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im good without mimi web

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😂😂😂 im not very active

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

3

forgot to do top 40 rankings. blame wolf alice and polo g for it. (shrugs)

1) good 4 u (10/10)
2) save your tears (7/10)
3) kiss me more (10/10)
4) deja vu (8/10)
5) traitor (10/10)
6) heartbreak anthem (6/10)
7) oliver twist (3/10)
8) body (8/10)
9) good without (4/10)
10) confetti (6/10) (saweetie remix is a strong 7)

11) rasputin (6/10)
12) i wanna be your slave (7/10)
13) butter (5/10)
14) lost cause (8/10)
15) by your side (9/10)
16) astronaut in the ocean (0/10)
17) rapstar (9/10)
18) didn’t know (0/10)
19) montero (call me by your name) (8/10)
20) anywhere away from here (5/10)

21) wow (6/10)
22) our song (6/10)
23) higher power (8/10)
24) levitating (8/10 dababy)
25) bed (5/10)
26) black hole (8/10)
27) little more love (8/10)
28) summer 91 (looking back) (7/10)
29) watermelon sugar (9/10)
30) believe me (6/10)

31) build a b-word (3/10)
32) peaches (8/10)
33) starstruck (4/10)
34) little bit of love (6/10)
35) friday (5/10)
36) don’t you worry about me (1/10)
37) let’s go home together (1/10)
38) meant to be (6/10)
39) way too long (3/10)
40) late at night (8/10)

top 5 best:
1) kiss me more
2) traitor
3) good 4 u
4) rapstar
5) watermelon sugar

bottom 5 worst:
1) didn’t know
2) astronaut in the ocean
3) don’t you worry about me
4) let’s go home together
5) way too long

total: 61.25%

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

4

i miss heat waves... 😭

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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this new polo g album... it’s FIRE!!! 🔥

please can this be the uk’s number 1 album next week? it’s definitely my favourite rap album of the year so far.

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Roadrunner and Tyron are right there, but I agree. :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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roadrunner is fantastic, definitely in my top 10 albums of the year so far if not top 5.

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im good without mimi web

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no

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Half Giant- Ethan

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‘Hall of Fame’ for number 1 album!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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my god, what a fantastic album. 😻

painting pictures was a great opener, rapstar and epidemic were awesome singles, clueless went hard, so real is a nice track, and i also really liked heart of a giant, black hearted and party lyfe.

but oh my lord, that closing track, canvas, left me in goosebumps. i absolutely loved the storytelling in that one and the passion in polo g’s flow. definitely a 10/10! 🔥

might be the 2nd best album of the year behind sour imo, if this doesn’t reach number 1 next week i predict a riot.

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Half Giant- Ethan

3

I hope ‘Fly Away’ reaches next weeks top 40!

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Half Giant- Ethan

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1: good 4 u (9/10)
2: Save Your Tears (10/10)
3: Kiss Me More (10/10)
4: deja vu (10/10)
5: traitor (10/10) RIP drivers license
6: Heartbreak Anthem (9/10)
7: Oliver Twist (7/10)
8: Body (4/10)
9: Good Without (10/10)
10: Confetti (10/10)

BEST SONG: Save Your Tears
WORST SONG: Body
PERCENT: 89%

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Grumpy Piplup

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Oh, I was thinking Love Again by miss Dua would chart this week since she released the video last week :o (but maybe I missed it, if the song is actually charting tell me the pick lol)

What is happening to Maneskin is good! Happy for them and happy for Olivia too. Harris is back in the charts too, I like the song, it will probably be one of my summer songs 2021 with Solar Power by miss Lorde

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Half Giant- Ethan

3

It’s sad, Love Again didn’t even chart on the Spotify charts, and that’s daily and top 200

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Keybasher

4

So it's now 3 years since the return of a 3 hour chart show was announced to supposedly happen with a 4-7pm on a Friday evening full countdown, what on earth happened to that one?

I love Scott Mills presenting it but a full countdown would be so much better.

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thierry henon

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MANESKIN is becoming so huge right now in Europe!! And so fast !! They have this week 4 Top 10 singles in Finland!! Amazing feat and their stardom has just started!! Hopefully they will claim soon their first Top 10 in the UK!! Just love I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE...

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Keybasher

5

Really hope their success might signal a new era and perhaps even a rehabilitation of Eurovision. If the artist who wins next year gets similar success people might not see it as this thing to be avoided

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Keybasher

6

Seems like their getting a Top 10 next week - it's closing the gap on Montero and Body and spotify (which are on ACR, so are way lower than they should be in the chart.

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Sunshine Boy

5

Do my eyes deceive me?? Does Tones & I have a song in the charts that isn’t “Dance Monkey”??? Blimey!

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1: good 4 u (8/10)
2: Save Your Tears (9/10)
3: Kiss Me More (9/10)
4: deja vu (4/10)
5: traitor (3/10) (bro pls where is brutal)
6: Heartbreak Anthem (0/10)
7: Oliver Twist (5/10)
8: Body (9/10)
9: Good Without (0/10)
10: Confetti (0/10)

BEST SONG: Save Your Tears
WORST SONG: Heartbreak Anthem
PERCENT: 47%

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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1) good 4 u (10/10)
2) save your tears (7/10)
3) kiss me more (10/10)
4) deja vu (8/10)
5) traitor (10/10)
6) heartbreak anthem (6/10)
7) oliver twist (3/10)
8) body (8/10)
9) good without (4/10)
10) confetti (6/10) (saweetie remix is a strong 7)
best: kiss me more
worst: oliver twist

72%. :)

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Half Giant- Ethan

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I get the feeling someone’s not a fan of Little Mix...

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What makes you think that? 😭

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ineedabigboi33

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What did everyone think of Need To Know? I think it is... AMAZING 🤩

Also, I’m sick of Save Your Tears, it’s a good pop song but did it really have to block Kiss Me More from the top 2?? It’s been around since January too

Lost Cause is a great song btw ;)

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Keybasher

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I think the fact it got pushed as a single long after it's album came out adds to the grating factor.

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ineedabigboi33

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Yeah, wished he pushed the song sometime last year but I don’t know if it would have had as much success as it has this year

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ineedabigboi33

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PLANET HER COMING JUNE 25 PURR

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Kiesling

7

Watermelon Sugar & Believe In Me are back in the top 40 for some reason

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Kiesling

5

Good for Måneskin and their songs but I prefer Zitti E Buoni over I Wanna be your slave

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Mrsliver

6

I personally prefer I wanna be your slave but it's your opinion

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Both deserve to be honest. :)

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Kiesling

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I know right

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Kiesling

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Yeah. We all have different opinions

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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same, but i like both.

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Kiesling

2

That's even better 😀

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Kiesling

5

Cool to see Calvin Harrisde debut in the top 20

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Kiesling

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Finally, Fly Away has debuted in the UK. Where are those people that said Tones & I is a one hit wonder

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It’s not actually a hit yet though?

(and it shouldn’t be 🤭)

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Kiesling

4

Oh wow 😑.. Let's just see about that in the coming weeks

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jack

3

I like the Top 3 but I really want 'Kiss Me More' to get into one of those Top 2 positions, 5 weeks at 3 now

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thierry henon

2

Surprised to see TONES & I at 82 with FLY AWAY!! Didn't see that coming!! Happy as i really like the song..much better than DANCE MONKEY! but wasn't the single release 8 months ago? how come it is charting now?!

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GS

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she released a new EP last week, that might be why. good to see it chart though

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Kiesling

5

Nice to see Save Your Tears get the peak it deserves

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Kiesling

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EDM 10 11/06/2021

(-1) 10. Rudimental,Morgan & TIKE Ft. Digga D - Be The One

(-1) 9. Timmy Trumpet & Afrojack - Stay Mine

(-3) 8. HVME - Goosebumps

(-) 7. Riton,Nightcrawlers,Mufasa & Hypeman - Friday

(-). 6. Don Diablo & JLV Ft. John K - Problems

(•) 5. DMNDS & Fallen Roses Ft. Lujavo & Nito-Onna - Calabria

(-). 4. Ofenbach & Lagique - Wasted Love

(-). 3. Nathan Evans - Wellerman (220Kid & Billian Ted Remix)

(-). 2. Meduza & Dermot Kennedy - Paradise

(-). 1. Shane Codd - Get Out My Head

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thierry henon

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I still can't believe the success MANESKIN is having right now!! And i am not complaining about it..actually i am super pleased!

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jack

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Yes, thank you! Top 10 and I really hope Top 5 either next week or the week after

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thierry henon

5

Hi Jack! Still shocked by their sudden success not only in THE UK but everywhere in Europe!!

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James

5

Same, I recon beggin’ will enter the next chart too

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jack

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Hi, so am I, but I’m not complaining

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Half Giant- Ethan

2

I can’t believe ‘Fly Away’ debuted. Just to off mat ig.

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thierry henon

4

Really wanted to see GRIFF getting a new peak this week!! Amazing song "BLACK HOLE" that should have beeb a Top 3 in my opinion!

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thierry henon

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So glad to see MIMI WEBB, TOM GRENNAN and LITTLE MIX this week climbing to a new peak for some or another Top 15 under his belt for Tom Grennan

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thierry henon

5

Evening to everyone..Hope you are all fine and ready to enjoy the week end!

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GS

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good evening thierry! how are you

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thierry henon

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Evening GS, i am good..had a busy week at work so super excited to have a week end off..And it will be sunny in Kent where i am..yippee!!! How are you?

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GS

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oh nice, im doing good too, looking forward to watching the football over the weekend

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Ian Robert Herechuk

3

Definitely, sunny and 26 here in Sussex tomorrow

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thierry henon

4

how are you Ian Robert? Enjoy the weather and hope you are fine..Like the chart this week?

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Ian Robert Herechuk

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Some interesting movement finally. And some good Summer tunes. I've got June Afternoon by Roxette blaring at the moment, should have been a much bigger hit

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thierry henon

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TBH never really liked June afternoon and Vulnerable: my 2 least favourite songs from that amazing band!! Still can't believe MARIE is no longer with us....you take care and have a lovely week end Ian...

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Damián

3

Always loved that song

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Aaron

5

Nice, "By Your Side" is at 15. When I first heard it i didn't like it but after a while i absolutely love it!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i loved it on first listen after hearing a snippet of it on calvin harris’ instagram. 😂

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Keybasher

2

Olivia Rodgrigo showing she's the current Queen of Pop with 3 songs in the Top 5 and looking at publicly available streaming stats she's there to stay for at least 9 weeks until she goes on ACR and possibly beyond. Nearly 2.5x the streams of her next rivals on spotify.

ArrDee debuting at No 7 with Oliver Twist is one of a twist, but with the whole Body Remix blowing him up thing, it was only a matter of time for him to go stellar, and the track is absolutely brilliant.

Maneskin at No 12 - Absolutely amazing jump of 12 places - possibly a Top 10 next week?

Shame to see Marea fall out the Top 40, but cushioned by a decent debut for By Your Side and Looking Back continuing to ride high.

With the amount of new releases today, it's surely going to be a very different chart next weekend. If the UK's penchant for buying charity singles continues unabated Vindaloo Two might pose a risk to Olivia Rodrigo but I can't see much else coming for her beside maybe Lorde - but I don't think that songs good enough.

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GS

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i adore seeing our song climb back to its peak. amazing song

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jack

4

Fingers crossed for 'Our Song' to go Top 20 next week!

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GS

5

🤞🤞🤞

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I hope not. :)

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jack

3

Why has 'Watermelon Sugar' re-entered, I love Harry and that it's back but just random unless people are streaming it cause it's summer?

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Mrsliver

4

It's a summer type song so it makes sense why it's gaining again going into summer

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jack

2

I thought 'Head & Heart' and 'Blinding Lights' would've been in the Top 40 again this week then, maybe next week

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Keybasher

2

High streaming ratios, in the UK Top 50 on spotify, it's been off ACR long enough it's allowed to return

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Edward Bray

1

Oop I don't feel good😭😭

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GS

3

why is this random dj khalid song doing well in the UK but nowhere else lol

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Piran

7

It’s incredible how ‘Save Your Tears’ hit a new peak this week, given that the original has been out for a few months now & even the remix with Ariana got released several weeks ago now.

So happy to see ‘Kiss Me More’ still hanging in there inside the Top 3 too! :D

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heavenonmymind

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omg, so glad to see willow climbing up! i love transparent soul, that song is a smash hit, hope it makes to the top 40 next week

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GS

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Best: Our Song, Black Hole, Body, Good Without, Confetti
Worst: Starstruck, Didnt Know, Save your tears, Butter, Oliver Twist

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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finally, another person who’s not a fan of oliver twist! arrdee is just a ripoff of aitch who will always be a far better rapper than he is. :)

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Edward Bray

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Disagree Oliver twist is good

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GS

5

oliver twist was honestly tragic and his verse on body was the second worse

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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arrdee can’t rap 😬

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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his verse on the body remix was the one good thing he did, but fivio foreign’s verse was better.

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Edward Bray

3

You're probs right you seem to know more about rap than me

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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yeah, seems like i listen to rap way more than you. 😂

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Edward Bray

2

You do

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Keybasher

4

He can. But he - and more crucially his managers/handlers - know that real rap in the vein of some of his past freestyles wouldn't touch the sides of the charts, whereas we can all see exactly what this style of pop-rap is managing as we saw with Body.

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Yeah, it’s my main genre and I also agree it’s boring. :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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billie debuts at number 14. we shall see if this gets a 2nd wind when the album drops, i hope it does anyway cause it’s as always fantastic. it’s also amazing to see roddy ricch’s new song debut in the top 40! that song is a tune. :)

also, marea is going the wrong way again. 😩

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GS

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Friday 11th June 2021

40) Late at Night – Roddy Ricch (5/10) (New)
39) Way Too Long – Nathan Dawe (7/10) (=)
38) Meant to be – Stay Flee Get Lizzy ft. Freddo & Cental Cee (6/10) (-21)
37) Lets Go Home Together – Tom Grennan & Ella Henderson (3/10) (-5)
36) Don’t you Worry About Me – Bad Boy Chiller Crew (7/10) (-5)
35) Friday – Riton, Nightcrawlers & Mufasa (8/10) (-12)
34) Little bit of Love – Tom Grennan (8/10) (-7)
33) Starstruck – Years & Years (1/10) (+1)
32) Peaches – Justin Bieber ft. Giveon & Caesar (8/10) (-4)
31) Build a female dog – Bella Poarche (6/10) (-1)

30) Believe me – Navos (7/10) (RE)
29) Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles (8/10) (RE)
28) Summer 91 – Noizu (8/10) (+1)
27) Little More Love – AJ Tracey (7/10) (-5)
25) Black Hole – Griff (10/10) (-5)
24) Levitating – Dua Lipa ft. DaBaby (7/10) (-6)
23) Higher Power – Coldplay (6/10) (-2)
22) Our Song – Anne-Marie & Niall Horan (10/10) (+4)
21) Wow – Tion Wayne (7/10) (New)

20) Anywhere Away from Here – rag’n’Bone Man (8/10) (-6)
19) Montero – Lil Nas X (8/10) (-4)
18) Didn’t Know – Tom Zanetti (2/10) (-2)
17) Rapstar – Polo G (8/10) (-4)
16) Astonaut in the ocean – Masked Wolf (5/10) (-4)
15) By your side – Calvin Harris (8/10) (New)
14) Lost Cause – Billie Eilish (5/10) (New)
13) Butter – BTS (2/10) (-6)
12) I wanna be your slave – MANESKIN (3/10) (+12)
11) Rasputin – Boney M (7/10) (=)

10) Confetti – Little Mix (9/10) (-1)
9) Good Without – Mimi Web (9/10) (+1)
8) Body – Tion Wayne & Russ Millions (9/10) (-6)
7) Oliver Twist – ArrDee (3/10) (New)
6) Heartbreak Anthem – Galantis & Little Mix (7/10) (+2)
5) Traitor – Olivia Rodrigo (8/10) (RE)
4) Déjà vu – Olivia Rodrigo (9/10) (+1)
3) Kiss me More – Doja Cat & SZA (9/10) (=)
2) Save your tears – The Weeknd (1/10) (+2)
1) Good 4 u – Olivia Rodrigo (9/10) (=)

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Aaron

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lol "build a female dog"

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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you forgot bed. :)

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Liam2144

14

Absolutely insane to see Maneskin on the verge of a Top 10 hit. This is now even bigger than the song that actually won them Eurovision.

Lots of good debuts this week like Lost Cause and By Your Side. The latter will be everywhere this summer but probably not enough for a Number 1 sadly.

EB

Edward Bray

6

Hi yes I hope by your side does well

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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agreed that by your side won’t reach number 1, but i hope it’s a top 10 hit.

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Liam2144

4

I think I would be mad if By Your Side doesn't go Top 10 when Little Bit Of Love and Let's Go Home Together both did.

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jack

5

Such a shame Maneskin are out of the Top 40 at 41 but loving the climb for 'I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE', really hoping for a Top 10 next week and Top 5 soon!

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Edward Bray

1

I'm not a fan of it

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jack

2

Of the song?

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Edward Bray

1

Yeah

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jack

4

Can't relate, it's rare for Eurovision artists to get this much success so I'm very happy, and I love the song too it's always on repeat but respect your opinion

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Piran

12

‘Rasputin’ stuck at #11 again! :(

Happy to see ‘Traitor’ re-enter the Top 5 though! I might like ‘Drivers License’ more as a song, but it’s nice to see something much fresher & newer from Olivia doing so well in the charts instead.

Apparently, Olivia is the first female artist to place three songs simultaneously inside the Top 5 in the same week!

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Nigel Coleman

6

The Charts make me laugh.
You are aloud 3 songs in the charts, then Traitor has to fall out of the chart to allow Driver's License back into the chart so she doesn't have 4.
Now this week Driver's License falls from the chart to allow Traitor to re-enter the charts.
Something is not right here, the same thing happened when Ed Sheeran had 3 songs in the chart.

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Piran

2

Yeah, I don't get it either for the exact same reasons as you! This is yet another example in consecutive weeks as to why the ACR & three songs rules both need to be scrapped now. :/

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Keybasher

4

Were you a chart follower in 2017. Do you really want to go back to that divide mess? These rules were brought in for a reason.

The 3 song rule is definitely a good thing. I don't think ACR is that big an issue, the sales to streams ratio is what really needs fixing - as more people turn to streaming it needs to be closer to 1:1000 or 1:500 rather than 1:300 and 1:150 so that sales have more impact - going out and buying a track is a really big deal in this day and age. .

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Piran

4

I have to disagree with you unfortunately. :/

The three songs rule means that you don't get to see the true extent of how popular each track is on the album! The charts are meant to be all about the biggest songs of the week, so if most or all of the tracks on an entire album are doing more successfully that all other singles, then they should still be allowed to chart the highest!

Also, don't get me started on how many fake #1's it has given us over the past four years, like where Song A has been bought & streamed way less than Song B, but Song A still charts higher than Song B.

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Keybasher

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Sorry but it's a singles chart not an album tracks chart. 3 songs is the same amount as tracks that used to be released as singles, which is exactly why it was chosen.

The worst chart era of all time was the period where they had no cap on album tracks, and had the streaming ratio widely disproportionate to sales. It was utterly turgid, there's no excitement at all for chart fans, and no real assesment of artists success compared to one another if 20 of the top 40 belong to the same artist. It's nutty, and further squeezes rising stars out of the charts. Tbf, if you want to see how popular each track is, open the playcount tab on spotify. I don't see the need to ruin a decades old institution for that reason.

The ACR limit being removed, I could just about understand, but the alternative to it is songs dominating the chart for ridiculously long periods of time. But as said, I'd be far more on board with that being scrapped than the 3 song cap being removed//

Tbh, none of the No 1s of the streaming era are anywhere near as fake as the No 1s of the napster/early download era phase.

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3

I don’t know how to feel about ACR or the three song rule, but I honestly think the streaming ratio should down to 1/100 or even 1 sale per stream. :)

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Shadowcat222

4

Yes...I hope Rasputin will not join the unlucky elevens^^

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Kiesling

3

Hey, how are the French charts going. I noticed Calabria is now in the top 50 and "La Kiffance" is still dominating the charts 😄

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Shadowcat222

3

Hello, unfortunatly the french singles chart is a joke, full of pathetic songs...I prefer the british one even if a lot of bad rap songs polluate it^^ and you, you follow the french one? What are your current favourite songs?

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Piran

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Yeah, a #11 peak seems to be the case for a lot of EDM hits lately. :/

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Piran

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Again, the charts don't exist to tell us what music is the newest & freshest, they've always existed to tell what the most popular songs of the week are, even if they're months or even years old! It's incredibly biased knocking down older songs, like some of the modern classics or Christmas songs or when an older artist dies, to name just a few of many examples of where ACR & three songs rules further flaw the charts.

The three songs cap was brought it to prevent album tracks charting instead of singles, but instead, 'Traitor' (an unreleased song from 'Sour'), has now kicked out 'Drivers License' (an officially promoted lead single). Anyone who reads this chart without much knowledge of its rules is going to think that the latter isn't in the Top 100 most popular songs of the week, when it was actually in the Top 10!

As for streaming, that's here to stay whether we like it or not, since that's how almost everyone consumes music nowadays! It would make sense given how much cheaper & quicker is it to access your favourite songs, especially with the lockdowns that we've been in & out over the past month, because while buying a song does more to support the music industry. We sadly have to move on with the times & accept that everything is moving online now, hence the way that the charts are compiled also need to move along with it to reflect that! Besides, I think streaming accounts for like 85% of the music industry in the UK anyway.

For all of those reasons, if OCC are going to keep the ACR & three songs rules, then they need to drop the "official" part from the name, or alternatively, allow all officially released singles & any additional tracks inside the Top 20 to chart, only leaving the least consumed album tracks out of the chart!

Then you at least have a much more believable & reliable reflection of what everybody has been listening to each week. :)

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Kiesling

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Hi, it's cool if you prefer the British one over the French one. Personally, I like "Le Temps", "La Kiffance", "Allo" and most recently "Calabria" after jumping over 120 places in the space of 2 weeks and even "Sapapaya" :)

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Blank

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I was going to say Vera Lynn achieved that feat in the very first week of the chart, but alas it was 3 hits in the top 10 of a top 12 chart.

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Blank

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Napster era downloads (c.1999) were illegal and thus not eligible for the chart. Official legal downloads didn't start until 2003, even then took until 2005 to be counted at all and until 2007 to be allowed to chart without a physical counterpart.

Even in the physical era there are plenty of albums with 4, 5 or even more singles from them.

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Piran

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Oh, fair enough. :)

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Sidney Lovecraft

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Dance

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Piran

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Yeah, EDM stands for "Electronic Dance Music"! Okay, they're not exactly the same thing, but they're used interchangeably nowadays. :)

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Blank

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I was chart follower in 1996 and did so avidely until the birth of the digital era and changes to the chart show 2005 meant I listened and paid attention less. It was the 2017 influx of record breaking chart action that sparked my interest again! (although I never entirely went away from my chart interest).

It's not a mess of the chart, it's a mess of the public taste. If they are genuinely the most popular songs of the week, they should be in the chart regardless. Having all album tracks on the top 20 reflected that. As James Masterton correctly predicted, people forget that Stormzy achieved the same feat in the top 100 only in the previous week, and Drake did the same the previous year. It was only a mess because it was genuinely so phenomenally more popular than everything else. Divide hasn't dropped out of the albums top 50 since - 224 weeks later, shows how genuinely popular it still is. If another album like Sour has similar potential, it should have no artificial restrictions curtailing it's chart impact.

On that basis, those early 2017 chart rules are preferable to today's. The change in rules was a bit of a knee-jerk reaction to a very rare event. Most of the singles success would have been down to the album streams, and only 2 albums in the previous 60 years of chart history have sold more quickly than Divide should show just how rare such popularity is.

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Nigel Coleman

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Here we go again.
Olivia Rodrigo.
Last Week's No 5 Deja Vu drops out of the chart to allow Favorite Crime to come in at No 22 on The Midweek Chart.
I expect one of her other songs will drop out next week to allow Deja Vu a re-entry.
The charts are rigged.

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Piran

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It gets even more complicated than that unfortunately, since 'Deja Vu' will also be going on ACR, allowing 'Favourite Crime' to debut!

So many people complained about Ed's takeover in 2017, now they're still complaining about ACR & the three songs rules, so you're not going to please everybody, haha.

The OCC rules shouldn't ever have had to change because of one artist though, because it's not their fault that there was perhaps some lack of diversity in the charts after Ed's last album bomb, it's for the British public to listen to as many different artists & genres as possible (which they're thankfully doing a bit more now!). :P

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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wait olivia has three songs in the top 5?! that’s amazing!! she really deserves this! 😻

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Kiesling

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That's a nice one for her but I prefer 1 step forward and 3 steps back and happier to traitor

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Piran

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Absolutely awesome to see ‘Heartbreak Anthem’ climb to a new peak! :D

I’m surprised that ‘By Your Side’ debuted as low as it did, given how much it was being played on almost every mainstream radio station this past week, but I’m almost certain that it’ll be climbing a lot over the next few weeks!

Besides, ‘By Your Side’ debuted in the exact same position as ‘Head & Heart’ did last summer & look how big the latter went on to become!

Both of those are songs are 10/10’s from me & contenders for my Song Of The Summer!

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Edward Bray

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Hi how are you guys?

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Piran

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I've been a bit mixed today, but my weekend was good overall, thanks!

How are you? :)

EB

Edward Bray

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Fly away at 82

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Ian Robert Herechuk

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Now we can't say, that it was a one hit wonder 🤔

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Piran

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Hey everyone! :)

I hope you’ve all had an amazing week.

K

Kiesling

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Thanks. My week was nice and yours ??

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Piran

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Mine was busy with work, but really good overall, thanks! How was yours? :)

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Kiesling

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It was a little bit relaxing but overall alright. Thanks

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Damián

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Same to you buddy

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Piran

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Thanks Dami! :D

I hope you're doing okay.

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Piran

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I'm glad that you got to relax over the past few days. :)

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Kiesling

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Thanks and I hope you get a few more relaxing days this week. :)

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Piran

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I work full-time though, so I don't know about that, but thanks anyway, haha. :)

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Kiesling

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Then, I hope you find time soon :)

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Piran

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I'm sure I will next weekend. :)

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Kiesling

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Any time at all would be great

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Damián

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Thanks! You too my friend!

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Piran

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I'm okay, thanks! :D

What do you think of 'Starstruck', by the way, since Kylie just hopped on a remix of it?

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Piran

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Yeah, today was decent though. :)

K

Kiesling

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Nice

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Piran

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How's the past week been for you then? :)

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Kiesling

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It's been okay but I try to make myself happy at any opportunity 😄

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Piran

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Yeah, I need to do the same, given how badly today went for me, haha. :)