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Official Singles Chart on 24/9/2021

24 September 2021 - 30 September 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 2024 so far.

 

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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i hope love tonight gets an acr reset and breaks the top 40, if it does it’ll be the best edm top 40 debut since remember and we’ve lost dancing from june!

seriously though, this song is a breath of fresh air because the edm from 2021 has been f***ing dismal so far.

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Half Giant- Ethan

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I hope ‘One Night’ by Griff climbs, such a tune!

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Half Giant- Ethan

3

Pros and Cons of a Joel Corry x Anne-Marie x Ed Sheeran x Cardi B collab

Pros:
• Joel Corry would be thrown onto the scene in America
• Anne-Marie would be known for more that just 2002 and FRIENDS
• Ed would sound amazing, especially now he knows he was made for dance tracks, like ‘Bad Habits’
• Cardi would guarantee US number one
• It would be a fire track

Cons:


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rayever

3

OMG WE NEED THIS

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electrix

7

🎂

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

6

it’s your birthday today? happy birthday!! 🥳

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Half Giant- Ethan

3

how is it physically possibly to like ‘Wid It’. I cannot believe that song is performing better than the ABBA songs.

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Half Giant- Ethan

2

Interesting to see 'Life Goes On' climbing. Not Oliver Tree's best imo, Hurt is rly good tho

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Scott

2

ABBA new Songs Don't Shut Me Down and I Still Have Faith in You Didn't Stay in the Charts long, Shame.

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thierry henon

6

GRIFF only at 99!! Come on!! Great single... maybe not as catchy as BLACK HOLE but that girl is such a great singer and so underrated!!

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thierry henon

6

Glad to see ELLA HENDERSON bouncing back this week with the beautiful LET'S GO HOME TOGETHER but i thought she released last week HURRICANE? i can't see it in the Top 100!!

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thierry henon

4

When is the superb band MANESKIN releasing a new single?! They released 3 singles in less than a month and then...nothing!! Come on guys...

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thierry henon

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The queen LIZZO is another beautiful and talented artist who has a great first week sale ( "RUMORS")but then the single just dropped so fast!! love you LIZZO!!

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thierry henon

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Shame to see ABBA singles dropping this fast!! I so love DON'T SHUT ME DOWN!!

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Scott

4

The public has no taste in Music.

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Damián

6

Yep. I Still Have Faith in You is magical

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thierry henon

7

Another single from RITA ORA not reaching the Top 20! I was expecting with SIGALA on YOU FOR ME, the single would have made the Top 10 easily!! So unfair!! She is so talented...and much better than dua lipa!

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Edward Bray

5

😮 never-I'm insulted🤣

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thierry henon

5

the fantastic BECKY HILL is having so much success in the single chart the last few years but why isn't she getting more of it in the album chart?!

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thierry henon

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So happy to see LIL nas x having an amazing week with 3 singles inside the Top 20!! am sure his album will make it to the top in the USA!

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thierry henon

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JOEL CORRY "OUT OUT" should have been a top 5 by now!! Again the overrated drake and ed sheeran are making impossible for more talented artists to either reach the Top 5 or get a new peak!!

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thierry henon

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And yep DERMOT KENNEDY reached a new peak this week in the UK chart and went back into the Top 5 in the IRISH CHART!! loving it, loving it...Do hope for a new album coming out soon?

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thierry henon

5

I was expecting MIMI WEBB to climb the chart this week with her great new single:24/5! She always has a great first week with her singles:GOOD WITHOUT.... but always dropped on the 2ns week!! Hopefully she still can make it to the Top 20 next week!!

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thierry henon

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I really wanted either LIL NAS X or the hugely talented ELTON to be our new number 1 single...Not only LIL NAS x missed the Top spot in the album chart ( i can't believe drake beat him to it!!) but he missed as well the number 1 single spot !

TB

The Boy

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Every time I cry I get I little bit stronger.

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Half Giant- Ethan

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Fire

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Kiesling

6

I find it a little bit annoying that Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah) is blowing all over the world. Living in Africa, the song was already popular as far back as 2019. The vibe has come and gone. Although Afrobeats isn't my favorite genre, I can still appreciate this still representing the genre

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Kiesling

5

I can't believe Talk About hit ACR. It wasn't the best dance song of the year but it's worth listening to. I grew on me more than Apricots in terms of British based EDM

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Aaron

5

Makes me sad that Talk About is on ACR. That rule needs to be removed asap :P

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Aaron

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love nwantiti future number 1?

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Half Giant- Ethan

5

I feel like this could do a ‘Body’

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Aaron

5

Maybe lol

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Aaron

3

Shame that we saw You & I by Navos at #100 on the midweek update, and it’s not here now. Same thing happened with Always On My Mind by Shane Codd

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Half Giant- Ethan

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Not ‘Freaks’ avoiding again 💀

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rayever

4

Seen other people do these and thought I might as well do one.
🔴 (Negative)
1) Shivers number 1… again. It has been growing on me but I still hate it and there’s far better songs (Cold Heart & Industry Baby) that should be number 1.
2) Head & Heart dropping after the projected rise 😭 also BED not re-entering the top 75 like it was supposed to :/
3) Let Them Know doing really bad with ACR as well :(
4) Need to Know on ACR as well, at least it didn’t drop as far as it was going to I guess
5) Bad Day top 40. Absolutely awful song.
6) A-Ok finally debuting. Again awful but not as bad as bad day.
7) OUT OUT flopping.

🟠 (Mixed)
1) Talk About on ACR. A strong 6/10 for me but I love taking the mick out of it lol.
2) Woman being a non mover at 14. Nice to see that it stayed at its peak but it should’ve gone up.
3) Good Without at 99. Should be way higher but unfortunately, ACR exists.
4) Obsessed With You at number 4. Ok song but is using Just for me’s fame plus Little Bit of This is way better.

🟢 (Positive)
1) Cold Heart #2 and INDUSTRY BABY #3! So happy about it, but either one of them should’ve been #1 this week.
2) Woman holding steady.
3) Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version) debuting! I’m in love with it and I don’t usually like her songs so yeah
4) My Heart Goes (La Di Da) top 20! In love with it right now!
5) Love Nwantiti top 10! Didn’t think I’d be saying it but I love the song and it’s nice to see afrobeats making an impact!
6) Butter falling. Awful song.

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Half Giant- Ethan

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I wouldn’t say ‘OUT OUT’ is flopping. It’s still top 10, which is fantastic. When Snake finally clears off, Bad Habits falls and INDUSTRY BABY inevitably drops next week, it’ll probably end up back in top 5

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rayever

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true, it went up to number 2 on the dance charts this week so I think I’m going to eat my words lol

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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coolocelot’s traffic light review - 24/9/2021

🔴 (negative)
1. really? shivers at number 1? again?! he’s never gonna get off the top spot at this rate.
2. kanye crashed... again! at least hurricane is still in the top 30 i guess.
3. are we gonna keep letting generic edm thrive this year? my heart goes (la di da) and if you really love me are horrible and i’d probably downgrade them to a 0 now.
4. rumours keeps falling! lizzo really doesn’t deserve this and it fell out really fast unfortunately.
5. pain went on acr... honestly this feels like it hasn’t been around long enough.

🟠 (mixed)
1. cold heart is in the top 2. wish this could’ve knocked ed off but oh well.
2. a top 40 placement for bad day. the vocals aren’t great, the production is messy, and the lyrics are ill wishing but it’s only in here because the song itself... is actually quite funny? yeah, i don’t like this but it made me laugh at least.
3. drake beat lil nas x to number 1 on albums. meh.
4. wid it got a slight rebound, the song is still not exactly good but it’s starting to grow on me further.

🟢 (positive)
1. love nwantiti is in the top 10!! i’m amazed by this song’s virality and i’ve been addicted to this song since it debuted last week.
2. it was a good week for lil nas x this week, with industry baby (still my fav song on his album) at 3, that’s what i want at 10 and montero (call me by your name) re-entering at 15! the album was decent, but those three are among my favourites.
3. heat waves has peaked for the fourth week in a row - the fourth!!
4. wildest dreams finally got a taylors version, which led this song to outpeak the original! this is one of my favourite songs by taylor and i’m so happy i can finally stream it without guilt.
5. meet me at our spot keeps climbing, which is another song i’m obsessed with!
6. talk about went on acr! i usually don’t like putting fallers in this green section, but this is probably the worst song i have ever heard, so goodbye and good riddance!

have a fantastic weekend everyone and thanks for reading. 🧡

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Piran

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Good review again. :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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cheers!

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Piran

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When I read that 'Talk About' was going on ACR, the first thought that came to mind was; "At least Coolocelot will be happy about that!". :P

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rayever

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Only one I disagree with is the “generic EDM” one, but again, nice review

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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haha, yeah i’m not a fan of most charting edm as it all sounds the same, but i get why others like it. :)

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rayever

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fair enough

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Number 3 is literally me. 😳

Good review though. :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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you mean number 3 in the negative section? 😳

if so i knew you’d be on the same boat lol.

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Yeah, that’s what I meant. 😭

Can’t say I relate to the other two number 3s tho. 😩

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Jack Brooks

6

LOVE to see Cold Heart at #2. How amazing would it be if it went a step further and Elton got a #1 hit in 2021?

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Cena's bald spot

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Time to get rid of that Ed guy at the top.

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David N'jama

2

You'll have to blow up England to do that

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Cena's bald spot

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https://media4.giphy.com/media/umaVUJz9ZZcSh712VA/giphy.gif

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David N'jama

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😂😂😂

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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ugh tell me about it. he’s never going away, is he?! 🙄

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I’d gladly do that. :D

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Piran

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I got bored a few days ago & decided to review ‘Montero’:

#1: Montero [Call Me By Your Name] (74/100)
#2: Dead Right Now (63/100)
#3: Industry Baby [ft Jack Harlow] (85/100) 🥈
#4: That’s What I Want (82/100) 🥉
#5: Scoop [ft Doja Cat] (61/100)
#6: One Of Me [ft Elton John] (68/100)
#7: Lost In The Citadel (86/100) 🥇
#8: Dolla Sign Slime [ft Megan Thee Stallion] (65/100)
#9: Tales Of Dominica (80/100)
#10: Sun Goes Down (76/100)
#11: Void (52/100)
#12: Don’t Want It (72/100)
#13: Life After Salem (29/100) 👀 🗑️
#14: Am I Dreaming [ft Miley Cyrus] (67/100)

TOTAL: 960/1400 (68.6%)

Let me know if you guys have any other requests! :D

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afrog

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the melodic blue :D

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Life After Salem is tied for my favourite song, but nice review. :)

As for requests, I’d love to see you do Kanye West - Yeezus and Charli XCX - Pop 2, both are quite short.

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Piran

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I'll definitely consider both of those, but I'd be more likely to check out Charli's before Kanye's! :P

JB

Jack Brooks

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Love the album but my favourite is Sun Goes Down, second would be Am I Dreaming with Miley Cyrus and third probably Industry Baby!

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Anthony Rogers

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Lost in the citadel is my favourite

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I’d go with Die For My B*tch first, it’s much better. 😩

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afrog

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i havent heard that one in full yet, theres some bad songs on mb but i like a lot of the album

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Piran

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Glad that have mutual favourite tracks from it then! :D

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Piran

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'Sun Goes Down' & 'Industry Baby' both really grew on me a lot lately, while 'Am I Dreaming' sadly did the opposite! :(

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Kiesling

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My favorite song from X's album is Sun Goes Down. Such a touching song

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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you should do an album review for plastic beach by gorillaz. just love that band. 😻

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Piran

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Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll definitely check out more of their underrated albums when I have enough time, haha. :)

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Piran

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That one really grew on me a lot! :O

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Damián

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I've listened to the whole album and got surprised that is has pop and rock sounds on it. Overall is a good album, most of songs too short. I couldn't distinguished Elton's voice on the track collaboration

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Kiesling

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It was my favorite Lil Nas X song of the year before he confirmed the album

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Piran

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Yeah, if you really like a single before its parent album gets released, then there’s a good chance that it’ll remain your favourite track from it! :P

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Piran

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You liked it more than I was expecting then, but that’s still awesome to hear, haha. :)

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Kiesling

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Agreed :P

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Piran

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WEEKLY CHART REVIEW (24/09/2021 – 30/09/2021):

🔴 (Negative)

1) ‘Drive’ looks to be stalling out here! It’s so typical how everyone starts getting tired of this in the same week that it grows on me massively, isn’t it?

2) What the is this ‘Bad Day’ rubbish? His “singing” (if we can even call it that?) reminds of Blackbear but a million times more annoying & the lyrics are somehow even more ill-wishing than ‘I Hope’ (which was my second least favourite song of last year). That was my first listen of it & it’ll almost certainly be the last! I’ll stick with the Daniel Powter song of the same name, thank you very much.

3) ‘Need To Know’, ‘Excuses’, ‘Pain’ & ‘Talk About’ all got hit by ACR this week! I know a few people are going to be very happy about the latter though (it soured on me a bit anyway, but I still don’t mind it).

4) ‘Psycho’ continues to go insanely underappreciated! No, I won’t stop banging on about it just yet either, it’s honestly one of my favourite songs of the decade so far now.

5) Drake beat Lil Nas X on the albums chart by just under 500 combined sales (more on the latter in a bit though).

🟠 (Mixed)

1) ‘Shivers’ gets its second week at #1, meaning Ed has ruled there for the past 13 weeks now! Honestly, I have no strong opinion on this either way anymore. The song itself is fine enough; upbeat if generic production, Ed sounds a bit more raw than usual here despite the continued “cracks” when he hits his upper range, while the lyrics are more cheesy than cringeworthy! Here’s my concern though, we’ve seen Ed use this same formula for literally years now. From a commercial viewpoint, I totally get why he’s doing this (look at how well ‘Bad Habits’ & ‘Shape Of You’ did), but from an artistic perspective, I feel that his past few singles have been played incredibly safe & tried way too hard to maintain his mainstream presence! Like, he’s had 11 #1 hits in the UK now, so you’d think he’d at least be a bit more experimental with his genres going into the release of ‘=’ in a few weeks’ time & my worry is that if he doesn’t attempt stepping back out of his comfort zone soon (which we all know he’s more than capable of doing & usually incredibly well), then I’m getting the feeling that this’ll be his worst album to date, even some of the die-hard fans will probably agree with that.

2) ‘Obsessed With You’ held up far better than I expected it to! Okay, it’s not precisely bad coming from Central Cee, but why are we letting this stick around & allowing the song it samples (‘Just For Me’ by Pinkpantheress, a much better song in my opinion) tank? :(

3) ‘Love Nwantiti [Ah Ah Ah]’ is really gathering momentum & even ended up breaking the Top 10 this week! It’s far from my favourite Afrobeats song, but between this & ‘Essence’, it’s nice to see this culture making another resurgence.

4) ‘24/5’ dropped off a fair bit from last week, but Radio 1 still love it, so that gives me hope that it’ll stabilise & make a comeback soon!

🟢 (Positive)

1) ‘Cold Heart [PNAU Remix]’ surpasses almost everyone’s expectations to take the runner-up position! One artist here is a music icon & the other is one of my favourite popstars of the past few years. A really addictive disco bop for both the older & younger generations, which isn’t something you get to say a lot in 2021! I absolutely love the interpolation of ‘Rocket Man’ on this too.

2) Lil Nas X might’ve narrowly missed out on the #1 album tonight, but the good news over here is that ‘Industry Baby’ & ‘That’s What I Want’ are the most popular tracks on it, with the former of these now in the Top 3, since they were both among my personal favourites from ‘Montero’ too (although ‘Lost In The Citadel’ being here really would’ve been the icing on the cake). Between this & aforementioned boost for ‘Love Nwantiti’, this week was a massively successful one for black singers in the charts! ✊🏿

3) Wait! ‘Take My Breath’ actually went back up for once? Maybe the British public finally listened to my pleads to make this a hit after all, haha.

4) ‘Better Days’ climbed up a few places again this week! I would it would’ve been here a lot sooner, but hey, better late than never, I guess.

💚 (Really Positive)

1) ‘Wildest Dreams [Taylor’s Version]’ outpeaks the original 2014 re-recording by 15 places! I guess the main difference this time is that Taylor’s tone is a bit deeper in parts, so her vocals become slightly less raspy & smooth because of that. You can definitely tell that her voice has matured immensely since then, but I don’t know, I feel like the original has just a bit more of a magical feel to it & is more reminiscent of “classic Taylor”, while I didn’t really find that with most of the re-released ‘Fearless’ tracks from earlier this year! Ah, I don’t really care though, this is still an absolutely incredible remake of a song that I absolutely adored even before she announced this. I’m so happy that she’s rightfully getting ownership of her older albums back & I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us when she gives ‘Red’ a new lease of life in November! 😍

My latest personal chart (replace the * with an “o”): www.crownnote.c*m/charts/piran/pirans-top-50-8

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afrog

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awesome to see you bring these back piran! :)

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Piran

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Thanks! It's awesome to finally be back doing these after a few months out. :)

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Anthony Rogers

2

Thanks Piran, good to see you back doing these again 🙂

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Piran

2

Thanks Anthony! I'm glad that I found the motivation to start doing my weekly Top 40 reviews again. :)

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rayever

2

Love Nwantiti is in the top 10 at 9 :) but really nice review!

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Piran

2

Thanks for spotting that! I've edited it now, haha. :)

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rayever

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You’re welcome

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Kiesling

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I'm so happy you brought back your reviews. How was your week Piran ?

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Luis Gerardo Amador

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Hello Piran!!!!! Wow!!! I read you all, thou I was riding the bus back home in the worst Rush hour moments!!! You really wrote a whole lot this week, girl ❤️ I enjoyed every section separatedly... Nice... I will have to re read it all over again, is worth it because your different analysis are a blend of the chart it all... Am so happy that Sir Elton Jhon is the runner-up!! With very scarce possibilities of topping the chart, but we both know of really great songs staying at # 2...love your analysis.... Yay!!!

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Piran

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Hey Gerardo! :)

I’m glad that you’re also liking this style of analysis from me! I hope to continue it on a weekly basis like I did a few months ago, haha.

I’m absolutely ecstatic about ‘Cold Heart [PNAU Remix]’ taking the runner-up position too!

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Piran

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I’m glad that I brought back them after so long too!

My week was good thanks, but very busy because of work.

How are you? :)

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Damián

3

Good to see your chart reviews again Piran!!! Bravooo

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Kiesling

3

I'm good too. Thanks for following me back on Crownnote :)

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Piran

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You’re welcome! I’m glad that you finally decided to get an account there. :)

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Piran

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Thanks Dami! I knew you’d be very excited about them returning, given how long you’ve been following them for now. :)

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Kiesling

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All thanks to your charts :)

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Piran

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Aww, that's amazing to hear! I'll try to remember to comment on yours every week going forward, haha. :)

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Kiesling

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Thanks

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Piran

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You're welcome. :)

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Half Giant- Ethan

2

Interesting seeing Meet Me At Our Spot so high, not sure how I feel about it. Hope ur all ok. How have your weeks been?

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Piran

13

The Top 2 could become frozen, with ‘Shivers’ at #1 & ‘Cold Heart’ at #2! 🥶

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Half Giant- Ethan

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Yeah, it seems quite likely

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Piran

5

I was thinking more the "chilly" link between both of them, but it actually could now that you mention it! :O

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Piran

4

I really need to chill out with these puns! :P

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Philip King

3

It will be fine, there is Heat Waves under them at #7 :D

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Kiesling

3

Ha :)

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Nigel Coleman

3

I wonder what the gap is between them, hope Cold Heart is closing the gap.

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Piran

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Chart sales:

1) Ed Sheeran - 'Shivers' (56,424)
2) Elton John, Dua Lipa, PNAU - 'Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)' (40,264)
3) Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow - 'INDUSTRY BABY' (34,989)
4) Central Cee - 'Obsessed With You' (34,233)
5) Ed Sheeran - 'Bad Habits' (33,651)
6) Drake ft. Lil Baby - 'Girls Want Girls' (31,738)
7) Glass Animals - 'Heat Waves' (30,656)
8) Joel Corry, Jax Jones ft. Charli XCX, Saweetie - 'OUT OUT' (29,114)
9) CKay - 'love nwantiti (ah ah ah)' (27,111)
10) Lil Nas X - 'THATS WHAT I WANT' (26,085)

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Piran

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Nice one! :P

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Hey y’all! :)

Just wanted to let people know about the server again, as it’s about to hit 100 members!

To celebrate, we have a playlist where each member picks 5 songs, and when we hit 100 we’re going to shuffle it (which’ll probably be hosted tomorrow).

It’s a pretty nice server, and if y’all are interested in joining, here’s the link:

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

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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first

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Piran

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Hey, what’s up everyone? :)

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Half Giant- Ethan

4

Hey man, how r u

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Piran

3

Good thanks, Ethan! How are you? :)