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Official Singles Chart on 21/1/2022

21 January 2022 - 27 January 2022

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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Piran

2

Looks like Discord decided to go on ACR tonight! :P

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

1

GREAT to see lost by frank ocean at 44 and someone else by private zero at 89, both 10/10 tunes and to see some proper music in the lower ends at least is pleasing - kids don’t know proper music so that’s why there’s so much edm crap in the chart 😂

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Edward Bray

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Hello everyone, how are you all?

We don't talk about Bruno getting to number 1 is just crazy, I mean it's just slow and boring and something that the only reason it's number 1 is because 3 year olds will probably be streaming 50 times on repeat. Anyways, on a happier note the motto is an absolute banger so good to see that climb. Where are you now is also so good and that's climbing rapidly. Erm a bit of a surprise to see packs and potions at 26,I heard it on soccer AM the other week and thought it was just some random football doing they'd found,I also joked that Steven Gerrard was singing.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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packs and potions sounds like a parody if i’m being honest - i haven’t laughed at an unintentionally funny song like this in ages! i’ll admit i do have a soft spot for the scouser accent, so i don’t hate the song because of that, but this song is just bad because the beat is really blocky.

packs and potions is a strong 2/10 from me - like, pick a better beat and i’d bump it up higher.

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mehaan

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here are a few ratings
1:(0/10) this awful crap make it slip to 100
5:(0/10)get this crap out the chart enirely
15:(0/10)had enough of this overrated crap

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mehaan

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everyone get the new head on fire song to number 1 its amazing ppl who hate it are idiotic babys so get it number 1 guys and dont be so lazy and stream crap

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Half Giant- Ethan

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i doubt itll even get top 40 in all honesty

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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head on fire is a banger 👍

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mehaan

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the 3 song rule and acr should get scrapped occ is an idiotic baby hope they will learn their mistake and album bombs are normal they fade away after 2 months who cares and acr should make only songs older 20+ weeks or they should scrap both those rules cuz they are an idiot baby

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mehaan

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OCC is an idiotic baby for adding the 3 song rule and ACR those rules need to get scrapped or occ will end up just as a baby and get fired

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thierry henon

6

who else really like HEAD ON FIRE by GRIFF and SIGRID? i am loving it! I have been a fan of GRIFF for over a year now and she hasn't so far released any bad single! Do hope HEAD ON FIRE can make the Top 20 soon!!

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thierry henon

6

am really surprised to see MEDUZA new single flopping after getting 3 Top 20 in a row!

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mehaan

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cuz it features Hoizer who made take me to church in 2014

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thierry henon

6

am loving KATY PERRY new single "WHEN I'M GONE": it should get more success! it is her best single in years!!

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Damián

3

Agreeee

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thierry henon

4

really hoping to see SWEET TALKER by YEARS&YEARS climbing next week after the release of his amazing third album!

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thierry henon

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and finally the amazing AVA MAX is getting a new peak this week!! THE MOTTO should have been a Top 20 by now! So underrated in the UK!

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thierry henon

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do hope to see the boring " i drink wine" by adele out next week! she never released a single that boring!!

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thierry henon

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i still can't believe DERMOT KENNEDY is still in the Top 30 after dropping off the chart during Xmas time...yippee! and he climbed 2 places this week: so happy!!

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thierry henon

2

i didn't expect LAUREN SPENCER SMITH to drop already!! Great single..With Jessica DARROW, she is one of my fav at the moment..

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thierry henon

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I really hope JESSICA DARROW can be number 1 next week!!

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thierry henon

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i really wanted GAYLE to remain at number 1! after 4 weeks i am already tired of WE DON'T TALK ABOUT BRUNO!!

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CJtheDJ

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7 Foot frame, RATS along his back!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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7-inch d*ck
always with a th*t
when he rings your phone
it all goes to pot
yeah he seems quite weak
but they all think he’s hot
don’t go sleeping with bruno-no-no-no
don’t go sleeping with bruno

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GS

1

hope down under can go top 10 soon

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⁉️

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I think it will, and I hope it does. 😫

Much better than Where Are You Now or Make Me Feel Good getting there.

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Piran

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My Top 10 Songs Of The Week:

#1: Jasmine Thompson & Calum Scott – Love Is Just A Word (=) [4th consecutive week at No.1!]
#2: Jonas Blue & Why Don’t We – Don’t Wake Me Up (+1)
#3: Sody – Old Flame (-1)
#4: Silva Hound ft Michael Kovach, Chi-Chi & Kelly Boyer – Addict (+9)
#5: Ella Henderson – Brave (+2)
#6: D.O.D ft Carla Monroe – Still Sleepless (=)
#7: Taylor Swift – Message In A Bottle (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) (-3)
#8: The Weeknd – How Do I Make You Love Me? (+16)
#9: Dagny – Somebody (-3)
#10: Joel Corry ft Mabel – I Wish (=)

Full chart on Crown Note: https://www.crownnote.c*m/charts/piran/pirans-top-50-101
Full chart on BuzzJack: http://www.buzzjack.c*m/forums/index.php?showtopic=252076

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CJtheDJ

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I was so shocked at #1 when I first heard, but I'm so glad my recommendation has now topped for a month and become an 11/10 rating!

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Piran

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Not only that, but that's longer than any other recommendation has ever spent at #1 for me! ;)

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Damián

2

I'm glad Ella Henderson has climbed in your personal chart. Otherwise, she only lasted 1 week on the top 100...

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Piran

2

I really can't understand why the UK just slept on it like that. :/

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Damián

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Yep, can't understand either. Has the song enough airplay in UK?

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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addict 😻

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Piran

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Still expected to be Top 5 again for me in the next chart. :)

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Piran

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It got a decent amount of airplay on some radio stations, but that obviously has no effect on its chart position at all. :/

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David N'jama

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So it's been a while since I did this, so we have a discord server where we talk about the charts and music in general. Here's the link, feel free to join and have a conversation 😉https://discord*gg/QHjCVHt2Ep (replace * with a .)

NB: We are just fans of the charts and not directly affiliated with OCC

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CJtheDJ

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Aww, Sweet Talker fell out the Top 40. It'll probably return with the release of Night Call. For those who have heard the album yet, how is it?

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CJtheDJ

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Acapulco took another climb to a new peak, could this be a Top 40 hit later?

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rayever

8

My Top 10 of the week:
10) GAYLE - abcdefu (-1)
9) Adele - Oh My God (-2)
8) Adele - Easy On Me (-2)
7) Joel Corry x RAYE x David Guetta - BED (+1)
6) Becky Hill ft Topic - My Heart Goes (La Di Da) (-1)
5) RAYE ft Mr Eazi - Decline (-2)
4) Shane Codd - It Ain’t Right (-2)
3) Years & Years ft Galantis - Sweet Talker (-2)
2) Tiësto ft Ava Max - The Motto (+2) (new peak)
1) Griff ft Sigrid - Head On Fire (NEW)

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CJtheDJ

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Not surprised at #1 at all lol.

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Damián

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Love Sweet Talker

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CJtheDJ

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Aww, I don't think Brave survived this week or maybe I just missed it. :(

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Piran

2

No, I think it's dropped out. :/

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⁉️

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Good. 😌

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David N'jama

4

Hrs & Hrs is 60, I wish it'll be higher but this country is allergic to R&B

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CJtheDJ

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I'm not too big on R&B but Hrs & Hrs is growing on me. Hopefully it can do the same on the general population.

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CJtheDJ

4

A much better #1 this week, and this is for the history books too as the first time Disney has topped the charts!

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Piran

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WEEKLY CHART REVIEW (21/01/2022 – 27/01/2022):

🔴 (Negative)

1) ‘Waiting For A Lifetime’ appears to have underperformed massively! I was hoping that it would get at least a bit of recognition given how similar this is to ‘If You Really Love Me [How Will I Know]’ by David Guetta & MistaJam, but apparently John Newman trying a similar sound by himself wasn’t anywhere near as successful.

🟠 (Mixed)

1) In easily the biggest news of the week, ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ becomes the new #1, which even though I have no strong opinion on it, is a massive moment in history for the Latin musical culture! I’ll admit that it’s tough to review a song from a movie when you’ve not seen the film it’s from itself, but understanding the context of where the character of Bruno lies in ‘Encanto’, I now get why this would be the breakthrough hit (even if they say his name an awful lot for someone who they claim not to discuss). Even outside of that, with as many cast members as possible getting solo parts here, it has a very theatrical & eccentric take to it, which is definitely makes it an amusing listen, but I just have more of a personal connection to the big anthemic & motivational hits when it comes to these kind of musicals. So yeah, it’s still not my favourite track from the soundtrack by any means & I remain completely baffled that of all the Disney classics over the years, this is the one that makes it to #1, but the song has grown on me at least a little over the past week! We’ll see it where it goes from here, but honestly, it doesn’t look the hype is slowing down anytime soon.

2) As a result of the above, ‘ABCDEFU’ falls from the top spot! It’s unfortunately soured on me a little, but that’s only by too much exposure to the “nicer” version on the radio (which is significantly less sincere than the “angrier” version) rather than anything Gayle’s done as such. Although it’ll be interesting to see how well her new single ‘Ur Just H0rny’ performs in the weeks ahead! No, guys, I’m seriously not making that up, that’s the song title.

3) Unsurprisingly, ‘Surface Pressure’ is also gathering even further momentum! However, unlike ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’, this is song that I’ve been fairly lukewarm on from the start & my opinion on it hasn’t really changed at all. I don’t know about you guys, but I feel that in ‘Encanto’s case, a majority of people are going to see the film purely because of the music centred around it, while with other recent musicals, e.g. ‘The Greatest Showman’, ‘A Star Is Born’, ‘Mamma Mia 2’, ‘Frozen’, etc., a lot more people checked out the full soundtrack after seeing the film, but that doesn’t really seem to be the case with ‘Encanto’! Partly the reason for this is also the increased access to streaming since the turn of the decade & honestly, I think we would’ve been seeing an even bigger album for ‘Encanto’ than we would’ve had for ‘Dawn FM’ without OCC’s rules in place, even if on the flipside, the soundtrack itself is selling far less than you’d expect given all the recent discussion that it’s been generating. Maybe it’s not as hyped as the other aforementioned films here are, especially when you look at the box office figures for it, but as a long-time regular chartwatcher, there’s definitely still that sense of curiosity here to see the film given how unique these kind of songs are compared to others inside the Top 10!

4) I’m fine with Adele pushing ‘Oh My God’ as the next single, given its early commercial success & relatively quality compared to other tracks on ‘30’, but even then, all the second singles from her previous albums just wipe the floor with this.

5) While ‘Packs & Potions’ is kind of forgettable & it’s hard to even understand what Hazey’s saying, the tropical beat is certainly unique for this kind of rap song & his Scouse accent makes this stand out from his peers even further.

6) Even though it didn’t end up relatively high, ‘Eazy’ is still the only notable debut of the week! I’ll say this, The Game & Ye’s rap performances here were definitely above my expectations. The former’s always been one to wear his heart on his sleeve & when you look at the storytelling in his lyrics around the battles he has to face in his life for being in the rap industry, the storytelling makes his part all the more evocative. Of course, like anytime Kanye features on a song, he almost always steals the headlines! That kind of frustrates me when his verse is significantly less memorable & unfortunately far more petty, especially with the shots taken at Pete Davidson, although outside of that line, I can somewhat get his frustration given the trials & tribulations he’s recently had to go through in his own personal life. My larger issue is that sincerity like this deserves far better production than that swampy, frail bass & Michel’le’s vocals mixed into this do the song no justice either because of just how out-of-place they feel in already glitchy production! Overall, I unfortunately don’t see myself revisiting this, but at the same time, I can’t really get mad about it either.

7) ‘Sweet Talker’ fell back out of the Top 40, but I’m not disappointed about it because it’ll return next week thanks to the new Years & Years album.

🟢 (Positive)

1) ‘Peru’ made it into the Top 5! Even if it’s only really here because of Ed, it’s awesome to see another major landmark for Afrobeat hits in the UK & yet, it’s probably better than any single on ‘=’ except ‘Visiting Hours’. Ed’s always been at his most interesting when he explores cultural music (it’s probably why ‘÷’ is my favourite album of his) & while this is far from the best thing he’s hopped on, it has a really chilled vibe to it with just enough chemistry with Fireboy DML to stick the landing!

2) ‘Where Are You Now’ makes yet another climb! Top 10 for this next week? It’s literally within touching distance of making it, haha.

3) ‘Down Under’ got another small push! The 1984 original rock smash from Men At Work & the 2021 DnB remix from Luude both work for me, even if they’re entirely different songs.

4) ‘Make Me Feel Good’ completely exploded by the chart! Yeah, it’s repetitive as hell, but the retro disco feel to it definitely makes it a standout as far as more recent EDM songs in the charts go.

5) ‘The Motto’ is back inside the Top 40! A rebound for this perhaps isn’t surprising given how much I’ve been hearing it everywhere lately, but a new peak for it? I didn’t see that part coming, but I’m so happy that it did!

Have a nice weekend everyone! ❤️

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afrog

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john newman will probably debut in a few weeks/months, but i doubt he can go top 40 even if he does

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Piran

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Yeah, for as much as I hate to admit it, I have to agree. :/

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Karl Macnaughton

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I can't believe that Bruno thing is number one - it's just so dull! I did think that about Let It Go to start with though but THE ATTRITION got me on that one. I can't see it happening with Bruno though somehow :-/

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Piran

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I personally think 'Let It Go' was a better song myself! Surprised it never made it into the Top 10. :/

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CJtheDJ

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I wouldn't call it dull. I'm probably biased because I like it but there's so much going on in the song that I don't see why it is dull.

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rayever

3

Let It Go is way better for sure

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Kiesling

3

Nice chart review but given how much Peru has been played in my country, (since June 2021), I won't be really happy if this song reaches No. 1. What next the new Ckay song ??

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Damián

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Great, great review Piran! I absolutely agree on John Newman's song. It's so catchy and danceable but I don't know what has happened to him in the UK? He used to have success with every single release back in the day!

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Damián

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I hope he can get it

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Piran

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I think it's because he's always been more of a sales & radio act, but that's sadly not sufficient anymore when we're in an era that's so reliant on streaming. :/

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Piran

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I don't think 'Peru' will get to #1 in the charts over here anyway, despite Ed featuring on it! :P

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Piran

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I think 'Let It Go' has aged better than 'We Don't Talk About Bruno' will though, haha. :)

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Damián

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Yep, I can tell. All my fave artists are from the physical sales and radio airplay era, that's why I can hardly get close to the charts nowadays

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Kiesling

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Check out what the official charts posted today :/

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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packs and potions is awful - not cause of the accent, it’s quite amusing - but because the beat is godawful. it’s really blocky.

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Piran

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I thought the beat sounded like bongos more than anything, to be honest! :P

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Piran

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At least you end up getting a lot of artists you like doing well on the albums chart. :)

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Piran

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Check out yesterday’s Top 100 update! :P

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CJtheDJ

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It feels like every week now that we lose another music legend. We lost Meat Loaf recently, one of the most iconic Rock performers in chart history.

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GS

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10) Flowers – Arrdee (3/10)
9) Coming for you – SwitchOTR (9/10)
8) Overseas – D Block Europe (10/10)
7) Fingers crossed – Lauren Spencer Smith (0/10)
6) Seventeen going under (10/10)
5) Surface pressure – Encanto (6/10)
4) Peru – FireboyDML (4/10)
3) Easy on me – Adele (0/10)
2) Abcdefu – Gayle (4/10)
1) We don’t talk about Bruno (7/10)

total: 53/100 (53%)
worst: fingers crossed
best: overseas

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1: We Don’t Talk About Bruno (6/10)
2: abcdefu (0/10)
3: Easy On Me (-1/10)
4: Peru (3/10)
5: Surface Pressure (5/10)
6: Seventeen Going Under (8/10)
7: Fingers Crossed (0/10)
8: Overseas (6/10)
9: Coming For You (10/10)
10: Flowers (Say My Name) (6/10)

BEST SONG: Coming For You
WORST SONG: Easy On Me

PERCENT: 44%

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rayever

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10) Flowers (Say My Name) (10/10)
9) Coming For You (10/10)
8) Overseas (6/10)
7) Fingers Crossed (0/10)
6) Seventeen Going Under (10/10)
5) Surface Pressure (7/10)
4) Peru (10/10)
3) Easy On Me (10/10)
2) ABCDEFU (10/10)
1) We Don’t Talk About Bruno (-5/10)
Total: 68/100 (68%)
Best: abcdefu
Worst: We Don’t Talk About Bruno

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Mrsliver

5

And for a second week I am woman and woman are still back to back

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Piran

11

How do you guys feel about ‘Head On Fire’ by Griff & Sigrid? :)

Unsurprisingly, but thankfully, I absolutely adore it! 😍

Hopefully this can go at least Top 40, but even if it doesn’t, I could still see it becoming a massive radio hit in the coming weeks anyway! Their harmonies are so beautiful throughout this song.

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Conor

2

I love it and it defo deserved the hype! Hope it can become a smash! Radio 1 are backing it ao hopefully that also helps!

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Piran

1

I think it's their Tune Of The Week already! :D

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⁉️

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It’s alright, I guess. 🤷

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Piran

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Contending for #1 in my next chart. :)

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Damián

1

We all hope for a top 40 for both of them! So glad to hear that there's plenty of radio airplay

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Piran

1

I doubt we're going to see it in tonight's First Look, but I'm remaining optimistic for the full update tomorrow night. :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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absolutely love it!

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Piran

0

As you should! :D

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David N'jama

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Frank ocean is 44 lol

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⁉️

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Wish it could get higher, but I doubt the label are going to ask for a reset. 😫

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David N'jama

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Frank Ocean is mostly focused on the U.S billboard hot 100 lol

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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banging tune, love frank ocean’s music.

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CJtheDJ

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Here's a thought. Next week a bunch of songs that got manual resets over Christmas will be back on ACR if they have decreased over these 3 weeks. That means we could be seeing the following songs on ACR - Easy On Me, Coming For You, Better Days, Alone With You, Tell Me Something Good, I Wish, Enemy, All Too Well and probably a lot more. This means the Top 40 (especially the bottom half) will be extremely different.

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Piran

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I'm genuinely curious to check out 'Encanto' given how well the songs from it are doing in the charts!

To those of you who've watched it, would you recommend going to see it?

Other than that, I'm really hoping to see 'Where Are You Now' in the Top 10 next week! 😍

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Mrsliver

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It's actually pretty good nothing Disney haven't done before storywise but still a fun watch

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Piran

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Ah, fair enough! I think I might end up watching it after all then, haha. :)

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Our best Number 1 since Body, nice. 😫

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David N'jama

2

Come on 😂

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Piran

0

Never would've expected this to be your kind of thing, but then again, the song grew on me out of nowhere too! :P

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⁉️

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To be fair, I don’t LOVE it (about a 6/10 I’d say), but Number 1s have been an absolute state for me. 😫

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Piran

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I guess for me, people are happy to see at #1 because of how unique it is compared to other chart-toppers, rather than actually liking the song itself! :P

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Piran

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RIP Meat Loaf! 🙏

‘Bat Out Of Hell’ & ‘I’d Do Anything For Love [But I Won’t Do That]’ are both incredible rock classics.

My thoughts are with everybody associated with him! :(

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Dr. A.W.K. Ward

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You took the words right out of my mouth... ;o)

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Damián

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Absolutely true buddy, especially I'd do anything....a hit in the 90's...remember it! He was the composer of the Celine Dion's masterpiece, "It's all coming back "

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Piran

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I never knew he worked with Celine Dion! You learn something new every day, haha. :)

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Piran

1

Hopefully he'll get at least one entry inside next week's Top 40. :)

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Damián

1

Yep, it was 1996 I guess. It was a big hit for Celine

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Piran

1

I only found out over the weekend that Meat Loaf sold over 100 million albums worldwide! :O

That's absolutely insane, haha.

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Dr. A.W.K. Ward

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It's looking likely a couple of hits may go top ten.A third may just miss it.
But 2 out of 3 ain't bad. :D

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Piran

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Fitting reference! :D

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Andrew Tomlinson

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Jim Steinman wrote it for Meat Loaf, but he felt it was more suited to a woman (it was inspired by Wuthering Heights). Meat wanted to use it on their next collaboration, but Celine's manager phoned Jim's asking for him to write a song for her, and they cut a deal for her to do "It's All Coming Back...". after Pandoras Box had originally made their version. Meat was a bit pissed, Jim had always considered it a woman's song, but Meat felt it was a duet. He eventually recorded it himself as a duet with Marion Raven.
It;s very good.

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Damián

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Thanks for the nice story behind the song Andy! Loved it. It fits so much better on Celine's voice imo