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Official Singles Chart on 20/8/2021

20 August 2021 - 26 August 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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Cristian Saboszlay

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Whole day today site archive was down… please fix it, I love this place 😢

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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hoping chosen enters the top 40 and bad habits finally gets knocked off tonight! don’t want it to match drivers license. see you all tonight! (hopefully)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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what a mess lol.

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⁉️

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I know, right. 🙄

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GS

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ikr 😕

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Foxes

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ik right 😠

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electrix

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In reply to Frank: You're never coming back cuz I'm never leaving 🥰

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⁉️

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Uh Frank, why have you changed your name? ⁉️⁉️

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electrix

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Idk, have I? 😳

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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based! 😍

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Foxes

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as u should wbk

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kittern

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10) Holiday (-100/10)
9) Talk About (6/10)
8) Clash (4/10)
7) Industry baby (10/10)
6) Wasted (6/10)
5) Happier than ever (2/10)
4) Black Magic (10/10)
3) Remember (7/10)
2) Stay (6/10)
1) Bad Habits (7/10)

best black magic

WORST HOLIDAY

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GS

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you must love holiday

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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ooh, someone doesn’t like ksi, but i agree on remember, wasted and industry baby being good. 😂

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electrix

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Nice ratings! I was wondering why'd you downvote me though

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electrix

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Anyway stream Loud by Rihanna

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kittern

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Why has BLInKING 'BELIEVER' entered the charts give us some Maneskin instead!

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Half Giant- Ethan

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Believer re-entered due to the new Samsung advert

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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samsung ad, but yeah i agree.

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john o brien

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anyone else think we need a chart back on main stream tv or even bring back top of the pops just so people know whats in the charts these days

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Half Giant- Ethan

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What a fiery chart 🔥

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thierry henon

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Surprised to see MABEL getting a new top 20 under her belt after LET THEM KNOW remained in the bottom of the Top 40 for a few weeks.....but HAPPYYYYYYYYY for her: great single girl!!

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Damián

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Absolutely agree Thierry! Its a great song!

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thierry henon

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OMG i can't believe MANESKIN's singles are dropping that fast this week!! already on ACR? that can't be right!! both singles climbed so fast the chart but then droppied that quickly!! They are so refreshing and of course talented!!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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yup, they’re on acr. shame! :(

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Gerardo Amador

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I like Maneskin, thou in America they haven´t been aired that much...ands also surprised to see both top 10 songs dropping so fast!!

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thierry henon

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BETTER DAYS by Dermot already dropping to number 50 this week!! That can't be right!! Not only it is an amazing singer but his new single is soooooooooo good!! At least he got the success he deserves in Ireland where the single made it to the top 5¬¬

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thierry henon

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Not a good week for MIMI WEBB: her latest 2 singles drop massively this week!! Amazing singer who should have had a Top 5 by now!!

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thierry henon

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OMG i can't believe BECKY HILL is getting so close to get her amazing new single at number 1!! I so hope so...Love that girl, love her videos..So looking forward to her new album being released!

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thierry henon

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Congrats to LIL NAS X to claim his 3rd Top 10 single this week..Not my favourite song of his but still a great song!

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thierry henon

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So proud to see TONES&I getting so close to get a 2nd Top 10!! Who saw that coming? when so many thought a year ago she was a one hit wonder in the UK??!! Shame her new album never charted in the UK!! It is a fun album but at least it made it to the number 1 album chart in her native Australia!

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thierry henon

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Such an amazing week for DOJA CAT!! Am i dreaming? If i am right she just claimed her 6th Top 20 this week? And furthermore her ammmmmazing new album is still inside The top 10: so proud of her!

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thierry henon

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So over the moon to see JOEL CORRY brand new single at number 18!! I so much prefer OUT OUT than BED.

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thierry henon

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My lovely baby LIZZO is back in the UK chart!! Yeah baby!! She was gone for too long!! Miss you girl!! And nonetheless she just claimed her 2nd Top 20!! Yippee..Do hope she makes it to the Top 5 in THE USA where she is so huge there!! Am so happy, happy, happy!

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Damián

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I remember 2 yrs ago when you only talked bout Lizzo and Coolecelot put on his nerves!! Hahaha

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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yeah it’s nice to see her back! the songs been growing on me quite a lot. :)

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Gerardo Amador

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Wow! I see that friendship´s been here since quite some time ago!! I wish in a couple of years my comments will be considered as well!! 🤣

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Damián

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It will Gerardo! Here's a bunch of good fellas. And finally another guy from Latin-America! Welcome!

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thierry henon

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RITA ORA is finally getting a new top 25 single under her belt after having her latest singles not having so much success in the UK: am so overjoyed for her...Love that girl..

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thierry henon

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Finally CLEAN BANDIT made it to the Top 40 with another great single: DRIVE..my God this band is amazing: they haven't released a bad single so far!

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Kris Scott

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Hey, I joined a wee while ago but haven’t commented since. Guess I’m scared coz y’all seem to have a good relationship. Life sometimes so I’m looking for non judgmental friends. Britney and Little Mix are my weakness. I’m also autistic so I legit know everything about them haha

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Gerardo Amador

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Hey Kris!! I joined very recently motivated for the excellent quality of commentarists we have in here, I, for example admire the taste of Piran, her judgement for the songs is very similar to mine, but hers is very thorough, so, welcome back to commenting! Hope to read your posts from now on!! Greetings form Honduras!!

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SheriooSiiiiiR7

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Maisie Peters is in top 75 yay

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crucible 72

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I'm not sure why Heartbreak Anthem and By Your Side have gone on ACR, surely this is only their second week of decline?

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Will

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ACR's been brutal this week. Here's a subjective breakdown of the Top 40 by genre:
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a8f20d6eb2600b89bc75e68480aad127b814ae67b0d32bb1ae4c6ef04caf4194.png

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Tak Opidisc

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Such a nice surprise to see "Strange" by Celeste finally chart! :D

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rayever

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Am I blind or has Our Song dropped out? Also RIP Kiss Me More.

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Foxes

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#25 lol

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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rip kiss me more indeed, this stupid three songs rule needs to just go. 👉🚪

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rayever

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Guess I’m blind then, thought it was supposed to go on ACR this week lol guess it’s next week then

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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how has seventeen going under not gone top 40 yet!

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Nigel Coleman

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I know it's brilliant and probably cause we want the physical record in our hands and not the hopeless download or stream.
When the album comes out in October, it will probably go in at No1, but cause of no physical Single no Top 40 Single.
With Elton John, it only made The Top 40 cause of Dua Lipa, her fans download or streamed it where Elton John fans want the physical record.

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eternalricardo

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Industry Baby might be my favourite song of the year so far

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Reece Allen

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Thoughts for the week:

1. Seeing Remember and Black Magic holding on within the Top 5 is brilliant to see, both are bangers and will hopefully stay there for a couple more weeks
2. I'm loving that Talk About, aka my song of the summer, is a Top 10 hit - it feels refreshing compared to other songs in the chart
3. Although it's nice to see Joel Corry get another Top 20 debut with OUT OUT, I definitely the worst charting release he's had so far
4. It's little wonder Elton John & Dua Lipa's collab has rocketed into the Top 40 - its a lovely song, but I think it will drop off I the coming week
5. Drive has hit the Top 40, and its a nice enough song but definitely nothing too special and very radio friendly
6. Heartbreak Anthem and By Your Side going on ACR was disappointing but inevitable, with both having their fair share of time toward the top of the charts - I'm expecting You For Me to drop off too in the next week or two with the awful weather incoming
7. Below the Top 40, Excuses and Love Tonight are continuing to climb and feel destined to be the next EDM songs to enter the big leagues, but If You Really Lkve Me stalling at 44 and dropping in streams doesn't fill me with hope

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Keybasher

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Got a feeling OUT OUT will fade to oblivion pretty quickly, as you say his worst song.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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more proof that the three songs rule needs to go: doja cat. first olivia rodrigo, now doja cat.

need to know knocked out you right due to this rule first of all, this week kiss me more left the chart to allow woman to enter.

this rule makes no sense and it wouldn’t surprise me if this happens again with another artist.

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Keybasher

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Artists should have to pick 3 songs and those are the only ones allowed to chart with them not being replaced by other album tracks.

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Joshua Sombra

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Yes I have to agree with you. This rule needs to disappear, even ACR needs to disappear. They don't make sense anymore. I am getting very tired of chart performance being ruined by stupid two rules. It would be best if OCC removed these stupid, worthless and inaccurate rules.

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Joshua Sombra

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You need to send this to everyone so people understand why others are sick and tired of these rules.

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Gerardo Amador

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yeah...I agree about the 3 songs rule...they should do away with that already...

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Keybasher

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Quite a few songs seem to have been hit hard by ACR this week.

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Nigel Coleman

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ACR a load of nonsense.
Whatever next.

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Mrsliver

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It's weird seeing Elton John in the top 40 in 2021

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Piran

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First time in 18 years apparently! :O

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GS

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what about step into christmas

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Piran

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My mistake! It was 12 years, but they're not counting 'Step Into Christmas', as that hit the Top 40 long before then: https://www.officialcharts.c*m/chart-news/ed-sheerans-bad-habits-claims-eighth-week-at-number-1-with-bad-habits-following-drill-remix__33852/

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Nigel Coleman

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2005 was his last with Electricity No4 and Ghetto Gospel No1 with 2 PAC.
This isn't cause they are , it's cause we want the physical record and not a useless download or streaming.
This system has killed off a lot of Rock Indie and Talented Artists.

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Nigel Coleman

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Where are you getting your Elton John facts from, I have been a fan since 1973.
2005 was his previous hits with Electricity and Ghetto Gospel.
Step into Christmas just re-appears every Christmas.

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Nigel Coleman

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Wrong 2005

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Nigel Coleman

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That's cause quality musicians like Elton John, we fans don't want a download or streaming.
We want the record in our hands.

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Damián

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Its weird that he and Dua Lipa got a top 40 and the brilliant Real Groove by Kylie and Dua only got 75

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Damián

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Wowwwww

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Gerardo Amador

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yeah, that means a lot... Sir Elton John still singing!! (Thou this comes from an old recording with a fresh taste!)

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Piran

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Yeah, that surprised me too! :O

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Piran

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I'm just quoting from the OCC singles chart article that was posted on their website last Friday! :P

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ineedabigboi33

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Hi everyone, sorry I was away, been busy applying for uni :) yes, us stans do have lives.
I’m SO HAPPY to see Need To Know rising up to 12 and closer to the top ten, can’t believe a promotional single did that, now all I want is for it to beat Fly Away, that song is awful, her vocals just get on my nerves 😬

Rumours... Idk how to feel about it. On one hand i’m so happy to see Lizzo back and it’s an anthem defo but why did she have to get the absolutely AWFUL Cardi B on the track?? sorry but I absolutely despise that absolutely vile woman and everything she stands for.

Ah well, loving the Billie Eilish tune though, her album was so good 😎

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Gerardo Amador

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I so agree with you about Lizzo having Cardy B on her song, I dislike her sooo very much, there´s not one song that I remember about her

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ineedabigboi33

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Init lol, she’s absolutely horrible and her music just plain stinks. Lizzo should’ve got another female rapper on the song instead...
I remember when that vile WAP garbage went to #1 last year, I liked Megan’s part very much but it was such a terrible moment for the charts 😖

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GS

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why dafaq is believer back

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Rector

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from the Samsung advertisement maybe? Not sure

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What a joke. 🤢🤮

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ineedabigboi33

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I always hated Imagine Dragons, not happy to see it back though it could be worse. I think Samsung helped it

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electrix

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Ew ikr it's a disaster

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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samsung ad. not a good thing tho imo...

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Gerardo Amador

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Their new album pushed it, maybe??

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Piran

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Lots of new songs in the Top 40 this week, but my favourite one has to be ‘Drive’, although ‘Cold Heart’ is a very close second. :)

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Gerardo Amador

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Hello Piran!! a very moved week in the chart ...Correct about "Drive"...thou I really didn´t ever fell for "Sacrifice" by Elton back in the day (1990 I guess) "Cold Heart" is one of my favs now, the duet Elton & Dua made me happy this week, along with "Take my Breath" that bounced down ...

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Piran

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Yeah, I really didn't know what to expect from an Elton & Dua collaboration other than it would be good! Turns out, I was right, haha. :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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2055 up 9 places, you love to see it 😍

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GS

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New entries:

40) Drive (9/10)
36) Just for me (8/10)
33) Cold Heart (1/10)
26) Woman (5/10)
20) Rumors (9/10)
18) Out Out (3/10)

Top 10:

10) Holiday (6/10)
9) Talk About (-1/10)
8) Clash (10/10)
7) Industry baby (9/10)
6) Wasted (3/10)
5) Happier than ever (10/10)
4) Black Magic (0/10)
3) Remember (5/10)
2) Stay (8/10)
1) Bad Habits (6/10)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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new entries:
40) drive (7/10)
36) just for me (8/10)
33) cold heart (8/10)
26) woman (5/10)
20) rumours (6/10)
18) out out (1/10)

top 10:
10) holiday (9/10)
9) talk about (-2/10)
8) clash (8/10)
7) industry baby (8/10)
6) wasted (6/10)
5) happier than ever (11/10)
4) black magic (3/10)
3) remember (9/10)
2) stay (0/10)
1) bad habits (2/10)

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rayever

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New Entries:
40) Drive (10/10)
36) Just For Me (7/10)
33) Cold Heart (5/10)
26) Woman (10/10)
20) Rumours (4/10)
18) Out Out (9/10)
6) Wasted (-1/10)

Top 10:
10) Holiday (8/10)
9) Talk About (4/10)
8) Clash (-1/10)
7) Industry Baby (9/10)
6) Wasted (-1/10)
5) Happier Than Ever (6/10)
4) Black Magic (7/10)
3) Remember (11/10)
2) Stay (6/10, growing on me)
1) Bad Habits (7/10)

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Foxes

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Top 10:
10) Holiday (7/10)
9) Talk About (-1/10)
8) Clash (10/10)
7) Industry Baby (8/10)
6) Wasted (5/10)
5) Happier Than Ever (4/10)
4) Black Magic (4/10)
3) Remember (8/10)
2) Stay (8/10)
1) Bad Habits (10/10)

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Top 10:

1: Bad Habits (1/10)
2: Stay (0/10)
3: Remember (4/10)
4: Black Magic (-1/10)
5: Happier Than Ever (10/10)
6: Wasted (5/10)
7: Industry Baby (9/10)
8: Clash (8/10)
9: Talk About (0/10)
10: Holiday (0/10)

BEST SONG: Happier Than Ever
WORST SONG: Black Magic
PERCENT: 36%

New entries:

18: Out Out (1/10) (and that one point is for Charli)
20: Rumours (8/10)
26: Woman (5/10)
33: Cold Heart (9/10)
36: Just for me (8/10)
40: Drive (4/10)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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error alert: you’ve put happier than ever as your best and worst.

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My stupidity knows no bounds on these... 😭

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rayever

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update, 4 months later:
The “new” entries:
40) Drive (still 10/10)
36) Just For Me (10/10)
33) Cold Heart (10/10)
26) Woman (10/10)
20) Rumors (10/10)
18) OUT OUT (10/10)
6) Wasted (still -1/10)

Top 10:
10) Holiday (8/10)
9) Talk About (9/10)
8) Clash (6/10)
7) INDUSTRY BABY (10/10)
6) Wasted (-1/10)
5) Happier Than Ever (10/10)
4) Black Magic (10/10)
3) Remember (10/10)
2) Stay (4/10)
1) Bad Habits (-1/10)

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Liam2144

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Yes, Industry Baby finally Top 10 and Need To Know getting close!

The new entries were honestly all over the place this week.

Just happy to see Cold Heart and Just For Me inside the Top 40 really. Especially with Pinkpantheress making another appearance here.

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Piran

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Yeah, I checked Pinkpantheress out for the first time last week & I really like her music from what I’ve heard so far. :)

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Piran

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So happy to see ‘Remember’ going Top 3! 😍

That’s a really promising sign with Becky Hill’s album getting released next Friday. :)

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Damián

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Absolutely flawless Beckham hsving a top 3 hit, if it weren't for the eternal Bad Habits, it could be 1

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Piran

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Beckham? I think you mean Becky Hill, haha. :)

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Damián

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Yep!!! Hahaha....this phone predictive is weird

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Piran

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Oh, trust me, I'm all too familiar with autocorrect fails! :P

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Piran

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Hey everyone! ❤️

How are you all doing this week?

Have a good weekend everybody. :)

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Marcothedonjuan

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Same to you Piran!!! I'm a day late.. 😂 But happy for Wizkid, The Kid, JB and Billie. See ya Monday! 😎

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Damián

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Hey buddy! Hope you're doing really fine on those shores!!!

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Gerardo Amador

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I am having a nice weekend, despite the fact that, as a teacher, vacation is over, the going back to school has gotten on my nerve because of the pandemic that still is on the go, here in Honduras we are having countless cases of really young kids getting infected with the virus, so, I really don´t want to go presential to classes, not yet...

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Gerardo Amador

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How´s your weekend going?

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Piran

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It was a bit disappointing sadly! How are you anyway? :)

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Piran

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Sorry to hear that! Hopefully the case numbers drop there really soon & that vaccines will be rolled out faster in the coming weeks. :/

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Piran

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Hey Dami! I'm not too bad thanks. :)

How are you?

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Piran

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Hey Marco! Talk to you more a bit later. :)

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Damián

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Everything's ok here!!!

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Piran

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That's awesome to hear! :D

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electrix

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Hey everyone! Last week, me and a few other regulars decided to make a Discord server for people to chat about the charts in real-time, with dedicated channels to talk about many music-related topics as well. We're already at 35+ members :D
Feel free to join with the link, we're waiting for you!

https://discord*gg/QHjCVHt2Ep (replace the * with a .)