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  • Tuesday's Top 20 (May 19th)

    01.(RE) Janet Jackson - Got 'til It's Gone (feat. Q-Tip) (Best Comeback)
    02.(RE) Lily Allen - Hard Out Here
    03.(14) Beyoncé - I Was Here (Greatest Gainer)
    04.(NE) A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation (Highest Debut)
    05.(12) Beyoncé - Love on Top
    06.(RE) Ariana Grande - Breathin
    07.(17) Rihanna - Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko)
    08.(RE) Chris Brown - Do Better (feat. Brandy)
    09.(RE) Beyoncé - Partition
    10.(NE) Jessie Ware - Spotlight
    11.(18) Conchita Wurst - Rise Like a Phoenix
    12.(01) Beyoncé - ***Flawless (feat. Nicki Minaj) (Biggest Free Faller)
    13.(19) Taylor Swift - Clean
    14.(RE) Britt Nicole - Gold
    15.(RE) Janet Jackson - If
    16.(RE) Sam Smith - Him
    17.(RE) Ella Henderson - All Again
    18.(RE) Aiden Zhane, Dahlia Sin, Jaida Essence Hall, Jan, Rock M. Sakura, & Sherry Pie - You Don't Know Me
    19.(RE) Kelly Clarkson - Sober
    20.(RE) Carrie Underwood - Blown Away
    Akini's Top 400 Songs of the Decade: [115-111]

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    • Wednesday's Top 20 (May 20th)

      01.(NE) Chloe x Halle - Do It (Hot Shot Debut)
      02.(RE) Kygo x Whitney Houston - Higher Love (Best Comeback)
      03.(RE) Adele - Set Fire to the Rain
      04.(RE) Frank Ocean - Bad Religion
      05.(RE) Taylor Swift - The Man
      06.(RE) Camila Cabello - Crying in the Club
      07.(RE) Taylor Swift - The Moment I Knew
      08.(RE) Nicki Minaj - Right by My Side (feat. Chris Brown)
      09.(RE) Taylor Swift - Everything Has Changed (feat. Ed Sheeran)
      10.(RE) Christina Aguilera - You Lost Me
      11.(NE) Paolo Nutini - Diana
      12.(NE) MAMAMOO - Hello
      13.(RE) Janet Jackson - Doesn't Really Matter
      14.(RE) Lorde - Green Light
      15.(NE) The Divine Comedy - National Express
      16.(NE) Jeremy Camp - Dead Man Walking
      17.(NE) Bonnie Raitt - I Will Not Be Broken
      18.(RE) Hurts - Beautiful Ones
      19.(RE) Nicki Minaj - The Crying Game (feat. Jessie Ware)
      20.(RE) Rihanna - Where Have You Been
      Akini's Top 400 Songs of the Decade: [115-111]

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      • Saw you playing "Do It" a lot on Last.FM so I thought I'd visit here to see where it's ranked.

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        • Originally posted by abi View Post
          Saw you playing "Do It" a lot on Last.FM so I thought I'd visit here to see where it's ranked.
          Your impact!
          Akini's Top 400 Songs of the Decade: [115-111]

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          • Thursday's Top 20 (May 21st)

            01.(01) Chloe x Halle - Do It
            02.(RE) Nicki Minaj - LLC (Best Comeback)
            03.(14) Lorde - Green Light (Greatest Gainer)
            04.(RE) P!nk - Try
            05.(RE) Sam Smith - Him
            06.(RE) Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee - Despacito (feat. Justin Bieber)
            07.(RE) Lady Gaga - Alejandro
            08.(RE) Kelly Clarkson - Slow Dance
            09.(RE) The Weeknd - In Your Eyes (feat. Doja Cat)
            10.(RE) Nicki Minaj - Roman in Moscow
            11.(RE) Kelsea Ballerini - I Hate Love Songs
            12.(RE) Beyoncé - ***Flawless (feat. Nicki Minaj)
            13.(RE) Nicki Minaj - Ganja Burn
            14.(RE) Beyoncé - Deja Vu
            15.(RE) Shakira - Chantaje (feat. Maluma)
            16.(RE) Janet Jackson - New Agenda
            17.(RE) Doja Cat - Say So
            18.(RE) Nicki Minaj - Win Again
            19.(RE) Nicki Minaj - I Lied
            20.(RE) Nicki Minaj - Buy a Heart (feat. Meek Mill)
            Akini's Top 400 Songs of the Decade: [115-111]

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            • Friday's Top 20 (May 22nd)

              01.(NE) Lady Gaga - Rain on Me (feat. Ariana Grande) (Hot Shot Debut)
              02.(09) The Weeknd - In Your Eyes (feat. Doja Cat) (Greatest Gainer)
              03.(01) Chloe x Halle - Do It (Biggest Free Faller)
              04.(RE) Little Mix - Woman Like Me (feat. Nicki Minaj) (Best Comeback)
              05.(RE) Mariah Carey - Lead the Way
              06.(RE) Little Mix - Little Me
              07.(06) Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee - Despacito (feat. Justin Bieber)
              08.(NE) The Supremes - Cupid
              09.(10) Nicki Minaj - Roman in Moscow
              10.(RE) Demi Lovato - Cool for the Summer
              11.(RE) Marina & the Diamonds - Froot
              12.(RE) Carrie Underwood - Chaser
              13.(RE) Glee Cast - Thriller/Heads Will Roll
              14.(NE) Halsey - 3 am
              15.(RE) Halsey - You Should Be Sad
              16.(RE) Lady Gaga - Stupid Love
              17.(RE) Dua Lipa - Physical
              18.(RE) Nicki Minaj - I'm the Best
              19.(RE) Janet Jackson - Doesn't Really Matter
              20.(NE) Mariah Carey - America the Beautiful
              Akini's Top 400 Songs of the Decade: [115-111]

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              • Originally posted by JSparksFan View Post
                Ah, even over "Blinding Lights"? That's interesting!
                Yeah, BL is in a similar boat to Dua's "Don't Start Now" for me: I like both songs well enough, but I think they're a bit over-hyped/disproportionately successful compared to other quality singles from their respective albums.

                Originally posted by JSparksFan View Post
                I don't hate "Walking on Snow", but it's still got a weird production and vocal that makes it difficult to fully embrace. I think I did a Jordin tribute a decade back where that one was ranked super low and I would still rank it low if I updated that list today...but I like it a teensy bit more!
                Oh, I recall...because it was dead last. Hopefully it’s at least moved closer to Top 30ish for you now.
                • There's definitely a downpour out of my eyes at the sight of this No. 1 debut! I'd heard a "leaked" snippet of "Rain On Me" that incporated the "rain, rain, go away" nursery rhyme, so I was QUITE relieved to discover that was totally fake when the real deal dropped.
                • Lovin' the appearance of both Manic Survivor Finalists! I didn't realize "3AM" had so many passionate fans, but I always like seeing less obvious/expected songs make it that far in Survivors.
                Yet another chart that quenches my thirst, Akini!





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                • Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                  Yeah, BL is in a similar boat to Dua's "Don't Start Now" for me: I like both songs well enough, but I think they're a bit over-hyped/disproportionately successful compared to other quality singles from their respective albums.
                  Do you like the Doja Cat remix?

                  Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                  Oh, I recall...because it was dead last. Hopefully it’s at least moved closer to Top 30ish for you now.
                  Hmm...I don't think it has.

                  Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                  There's definitely a downpour out of my eyes at the sight of this No. 1 debut! I'd heard a "leaked" snippet of "Rain On Me" that incporated the "rain, rain, go away" nursery rhyme, so I was QUITE relieved to discover that was totally fake when the real deal dropped.
                  I still don't think the song is particularly great, but that video!

                  Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                  Lovin' the appearance of both Manic Survivor Finalists! I didn't realize "3AM" had so many passionate fans, but I always like seeing less obvious/expected songs make it that far in Survivors.
                  I like that, too.

                  Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                  Yet another chart that quenches my thirst, Akini!
                  Thanks for visiting, Paul, and hope you're doing well.
                  Akini's Top 400 Songs of the Decade: [115-111]

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                  • Saturday's Top 20 (May 23rd)

                    01.(05) Mariah Carey - Lead the Way (Greatest Gainer)
                    02.(01) Lady Gaga - Rain on Me (feat. Ariana Grande)
                    03.(RE) Doja Cat - Say So (feat. Nicki Minaj) (Best Comeback)
                    04.(RE) Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble
                    05.(RE) Paolo Nutini - Diana
                    06.(RE) Shanice - When I Close My Eyes
                    07.(RE) Rihanna - Needed Me
                    08.(RE) Taylor Swift - Mine
                    09.(RE) Janet Jackson - Got 'til It's Gone (feat. Q-Tip)
                    10.(03) Chloe x Halle - Do It
                    11.(RE) Taylor Swift - Cruel Summer
                    12.(RE) Trey Songz - Inside Pt. 2
                    13.(RE) Beyoncé - Halo
                    14.(RE) Taylor Swift - The Way I Loved You
                    15.(RE) Jeremy Camp - Dead Man Walking
                    16.(RE) Taylor Swift - Style
                    17.(02) The Weeknd - In Your Eyes (feat. Doja Cat) (Biggest Free Faller)
                    18.(RE) Megan Thee Stallion - Savage (feat. Beyoncé)
                    19.(RE) Trey Songz - Don't Judge
                    20.(RE) Taylor Swift - Red
                    Akini's Top 400 Songs of the Decade: [115-111]

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                    • Sunday's Top 20 (May 24th)

                      01.(02) Lady Gaga - Rain on Me (feat. Ariana Grande)
                      02.(10) Chloe x Halle - Do It (Greatest Gainer)
                      03.(RE) Mariah Carey - Triumphant (Get 'Em) (feat. Rick Ross & Meek Mill) (Best Comeback)
                      04.(RE) Doja Cat - Boss Bitch
                      05.(RE) Katy Perry - Wide Awake
                      06.(RE) Jordin Sparks - Skipping a Beat
                      07.(RE) Beyoncé - ***Flawless (feat. Nicki Minaj)
                      08.(RE) Nicki Minaj - All Things Go
                      09.(RE) Brad Paisley - Remind Me (feat. Carrie Underwood)
                      10.(RE) Ariana Grande - Side to Side (feat. Nicki Minaj)
                      11.(RE) Delta Goodrem - Wings
                      12.(RE) Train - 50 Ways to Say Goodbye
                      13.(RE) Glee Cast - Rumour Has It/Someone Like You
                      14.(RE) Katy Perry - Firework
                      15.(RE) Usher - OMG
                      16.(RE) Dr. Dre - I Need a Doctor (feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey)
                      17.(RE) Katy Perry - Rise
                      18.(RE) Lorde - Tennis Court
                      19.(RE) Eminem - Not Afraid
                      20.(RE) Selena Gomez & the Scene - Love You Like a Love Song
                      Akini's Top 400 Songs of the Decade: [115-111]

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                      • Originally posted by JSparksFan View Post
                        Do you like the Doja Cat remix?
                        It's alright, but I'll stick with the original for the most part (which is usually the case for songs I already liked). I was trying to recall the last time that a new remix/single version became my preferred version of a song I already enjoyed, and it might've been when Lindsey Stirling dropped a new version of "The Upside" with Elle King's vocals added. Any rate - I'm glad Abel's team did something to help save "In Your Eyes" from being completely eclipsed by the longevity of "Blinding Lights," though!

                        Originally posted by JSparksFan View Post
                        Hmm...I don't think it has.
                        You'd think a song about snow would be more appealing to someone with ice in their veins....
                        • Looks like "Lead The Way" has already found its way to the exit, but I'll still share some thoughts: I remember believing it should've been pushed as Glitter's big ballad single instead of "Never Too Far" back in the day. I don't feel quite as strongly about its superiority now (and I don't think any single selection would've done much at a point when people were so eager to celebrate her downfall), but it's still a great Glitter gem worth revisiting. What put it on your brain in such a big way those days?
                        • Love all the Taylor re-entries (across several albums) on Saturday's chart too!
                        • No complaints about "Rain On Me"s resurgence (not that it had dipped very far). Is the video still propping it up for you, or does this *1*-2-1 run mean the song itself is winning you over?
                        Yet another chart that washes away my woes, Akini!
                        last.fm

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                        • Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                          It's alright, but I'll stick with the original for the most part (which is usually the case for songs I already liked). I was trying to recall the last time that a new remix/single version became my preferred version of a song I already enjoyed, and it might've been when Lindsey Stirling dropped a new version of "The Upside" with Elle King's vocals added. Any rate - I'm glad Abel's team did something to help save "In Your Eyes" from being completely eclipsed by the longevity of "Blinding Lights," though!
                          Yeah, I'm curious to see how far the remix will carry the song in the US.

                          Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                          You'd think a song about snow would be more appealing to someone with ice in their veins....
                          Surprise, surprise.

                          Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                          Looks like "Lead The Way" has already found its way to the exit, but I'll still share some thoughts: I remember believing it should've been pushed as Glitter's big ballad single instead of "Never Too Far" back in the day. I don't feel quite as strongly about its superiority now (and I don't think any single selection would've done much at a point when people were so eager to celebrate her downfall), but it's still a great Glitter gem worth revisiting. What put it on your brain in such a big way those days?
                          Oh, you didn't hear the news on Friday that Glitter would be made available everywhere? It was just exciting to get to play "Lead the Way" on Spotify for the first time.

                          Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                          Love all the Taylor re-entries (across several albums) on Saturday's chart too!
                          She's had such an incredible career already!

                          Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                          No complaints about "Rain On Me"s resurgence (not that it had dipped very far). Is the video still propping it up for you, or does this *1*-2-1 run mean the song itself is winning you over?
                          It's still the video effect!
                          Akini's Top 400 Songs of the Decade: [115-111]

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                          • Monday's Top 20 (May 25th)

                            01.(RE) Madonna - Holiday (Best Comeback)
                            02.(RE) Madonna - 4 Minutes (feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)
                            03.(03) Mariah Carey - Triumphant (Get 'Em) (feat. Rick Ross & Meek Mill)
                            04.(16) Dr. Dre - I Need a Doctor (feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey)
                            05.(18) Lorde - Tennis Court (Greatest Gainer)
                            06.(17) Katy Perry - Rise
                            07.(11) Delta Goodrem - Wings
                            08.(RE) Fantasia - Lose to Win
                            09.(01) Lady Gaga - Rain on Me (feat. Ariana Grande)
                            10.(RE) Mariah Carey - Lead the Way
                            11.(RE) Adele - Hello
                            12.(RE) Anastacia - One Day in Your Life
                            13.(NE) Jessie Ware - Save a Kiss (Highest Debut)
                            14.(RE) The Weeknd - In Your Eyes (feat. Doja Cat)
                            15.(RE) Mika - Relax, Take It Easy
                            16.(RE) Madonna - Vogue
                            17.(02) Chloe x Halle - Do It (Biggest Free Faller)
                            18.(RE) Paolo Nutuni - Diana
                            19.(RE) Janet Jackson - Got 'til It's Gone (feat. Q-Tip)
                            20.(RE) Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger (feat. Christina Aguilera)
                            Akini's Top 400 Songs of the Decade: [115-111]

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                            • Tuesday's Top 20 (May 26th)

                              01.(RE) David Guetta - Titanium (feat. Sia) (Best Comeback)
                              02.(17) Chloe x Halle - Do It (Greatest Gainer)
                              03.(NE) Rihanna - Same Old Love (Highest Debut)
                              04.(RE) Doja Cat - Say So (feat. Nicki Minaj)
                              05.(RE) Shanice - When I Close My Eyes
                              06.(RE) Ariana Grande - Breathin
                              07.(RE) Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger (feat. Christina Aguilera)
                              08.(RE) JoJo - Man
                              09.(19) Janet Jackson - Got 'til It's Gone (feat. Q-Tip)
                              10.(RE) JoJo - Lonely Hearts
                              11.(RE) The Roots - You Got Me (feat. Erykah Badu & Eve)
                              12.(RE) JoJo - Small Things
                              13.(RE) Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber - Stuck with U
                              14.(RE) Live Lounge All Stars - Times Like These
                              15.(RE) Doja Cat - Streets
                              16.(RE) Carly Rae Jepsen - This Love Isn't Crazy
                              17.(RE) Nicki Minaj - I Lied
                              18.(RE) Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar
                              19.(RE) Jeremy Camp - Dead Man Walking
                              20.(RE) Tove Lo - Moments
                              Akini's Top 400 Songs of the Decade: [115-111]

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                              • Wednesday's Top 20 (May 27th)

                                01.(RE) Sia - The Greatest (feat. Kendrick Lamar) (Best Comeback)
                                02.(RE) Lady Gaga - Shallow
                                03.(RE) Dua Lipa - Good in Bed
                                04.(RE) Dua Lipa - Love Again
                                05.(RE) Lady Gaga - I'll Never Love Again
                                06.(RE) Dua Lipa - Physical
                                07.(04) Doja Cat - Say So
                                08.(RE) Dua Lipa - Pretty Please
                                09.(RE) Dua Lipa - Levitating
                                10.(RE) Adele - Million Years Ago
                                11.(RE) Lady Gaga - Rain on Me (feat. Ariana Grande)
                                12.(02) Chloe x Halle - Do It
                                13.(RE) Katy Perry - Daisies
                                14.(RE) Amy Winehouse - Cherry
                                15.(05) Shanice - When I Close My Eyes (Biggest Free Faller)
                                16.(11) The Roots - You Got Me (feat. Erykah Badu & Eve)
                                17.(RE) Jill Scott - Crown Royal
                                18.(RE) Janet Jackson - Doesn't Really Matter
                                19.(RE) Nicki Minaj - Ganja Burn
                                20.(RE) Martina McBride - A Broken Wing
                                Akini's Top 400 Songs of the Decade: [115-111]

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                                • Thursday's Top 20 (May 28th)

                                  01.(RE) Adam Lambert - Ready to Run (Best Comeback)
                                  02.(RE) Beyoncé - ***Flawless (feat. Nicki Minaj)
                                  03.(RE) Mariah Carey - The Roof
                                  04.(RE) Sara Bareilles - She Used to Be Mine
                                  05.(RE) Jordin Sparks - Skipping a Beat
                                  06.(RE) Train - 50 Ways to Say Goodbye
                                  07.(RE) Eminem - Not Afraid
                                  08.(RE) Selena Gomez & the Scene - Love You Like a Love Song
                                  09.(RE) Dixie Chicks - Not Ready to Make Nice
                                  10.(RE) Mariah Carey - Outside
                                  11.(RE) Little Mix - Wings
                                  12.(RE) Mariah Carey - Breakdown
                                  13.(RE) Katy Perry - Firework
                                  14.(RE) Usher - OMG
                                  15.(RE) Nicki Minaj - All Things Go
                                  16.(RE) Brad Paisley - Remind Me (feat. Carrie Underwood)
                                  17.(RE) Lana Del Rey - Cinnamon Girl
                                  18.(RE) Mariah Carey - Close My Eyes
                                  19.(RE) Ne-Yo - So Sick
                                  20.(RE) Mariah Carey - Hero
                                  Akini's Top 400 Songs of the Decade: [115-111]

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                                  • Friday's Top 20 (May 29th)

                                    01.(RE) Mariah Carey - Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme) (Best Comeback)
                                    02.(RE) Adele - Million Years Ago
                                    03.(RE) Glee Cast - Rumour Has It/Someone Like You
                                    04.(RE) Agnes - Release Me
                                    05.(13) Katy Perry - Firework
                                    06.(15) Nicki Minaj - All Things Go (Greatest Gainer)
                                    07.(16) Brad Paisley - Remind Me (feat. Carrie Underwood)
                                    08.(NE) Lady Gaga - Babylon (Highest Debut)
                                    09.(RE) Drake - When to Say When
                                    10.(NE) Lady Gaga - Sour Candy (feat. BLACKPINK)
                                    11.(NE) Drake - Demons
                                    12.(RE) Lady Gaga - Rain on Me (feat. Ariana Grande)
                                    13.(RE) Drake - Chicago Freestyle (feat. Giveon)
                                    14.(NE) Lady Gaga - Enigma
                                    15.(RE) Drake - Landed
                                    16.(RE) Anastacia - One Day in Your Life
                                    17.(NE) Lady Gaga - Sine from Above (feat. Elton John)
                                    18.(RE) Drake - War
                                    19.(NE) Lady Gaga - Alice
                                    20.(RE) Lady Gaga - Stupid Love
                                    Akini's Top 400 Songs of the Decade: [115-111]

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                                    • Saturday's Top 20 (May 30th)

                                      01.(08) Lady Gaga - Babylon
                                      02.(10) Lady Gaga - Sour Candy (feat. BLACKPINK)
                                      03.(14) Lady Gaga - Enigma
                                      04.(19) Lady Gaga - Alice (Greatest Gainer)
                                      05.(12) Lady Gaga - Rain on Me (feat. Ariana Grande)
                                      06.(17) Lady Gaga - Sine from Above (feat. Elton John)
                                      07.(NE) Lady Gaga - 911 (Highest Debut)
                                      08.(NE) Lady Gaga - Plastic Doll
                                      09.(NE) Lady Gaga - Replay
                                      10.(NE) Lady Gaga - Fun Tonight
                                      11.(20) Lady Gaga - Stupid Love
                                      12.(NE) Lady Gaga - Free Woman
                                      13.(RE) Chloe x Halle - Do It (Best Comeback)
                                      14.(NE) Nelly Furtado - I'm Like a Bird
                                      15.(NE) Lady Gaga - 1000 Doves
                                      16.(RE) Leona Lewis - Happy
                                      17.(RE) Adele - Tired
                                      18.(NE) Rosalía - TKN (feat. Travis Scott)
                                      19.(RE) Lady Gaga - Telephone (feat. Beyoncé)
                                      20.(RE) Tina Turner - On Silent Wings
                                      Akini's Top 400 Songs of the Decade: [115-111]

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                                      • Originally posted by JSparksFan View Post
                                        Yeah, I'm curious to see how far the remix will carry the song in the US.
                                        Predictions show it reaching a new peak on the next Hot 100 but hopefully it'll give the song some real momentum beyond a one-week boost.


                                        Originally posted by JSparksFan View Post
                                        Oh, you didn't hear the news on Friday that Glitter would be made available everywhere? It was just exciting to get to play "Lead the Way" on Spotify for the first time.
                                        Ha, I didn't realize Mariah (and/or Virgin?) had kept it off streaming services all that time! Granted, I can understand how it might be a painful reminder of an especially challenging period of her life. Her personal feelings toward the album aside, the Glitter fallout/stigma reminds me a bit of what happened to Madonna's Erotica because of the Sex book, with Glitter the album getting unfairly swept up in people's eagerness to deride the movie (and mock Mariah's mental health struggles at the time).
                                        • Phew! I was worried that Friday's chart reflected your feelings toward Chromatica, but it looks like the album just needed a little more time to take hold. Of course, it's more than understandable if analyzing and dancing along to some new pop music isn't a top priority right now (especially if you're still in the US).
                                        • I'm definitely no Drag Race expert, but something about "Babylon" gives off DR vibes, so that strikes me as a fitting early standout for you. Singles aside, my favorites so far are "Fun Tonight" and "Plastic Doll," but I'm pretty satisfied in general. I'm impressed that many of the songs actually allude to the struggles Gaga discussed in interviews leading up to its release. Albums often get hyped up as being personal/revealing, then the lyrical content doesn't ultimately reflect that much (if at all). She touches on some heavy stuff across Chromatica, but the upbeat production helps to leave us with a sense of hope and resilience.

                                        Not sure if you're still in ATL, but wherever you are right now, hope you're hanging in there. <3
                                        Last edited by crystalphoenix; Sun May 31st, 2020, 20:05.
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                                        • Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                                          Predictions show it reaching a new peak on the next Hot 100 but hopefully it'll give the song some real momentum beyond a one-week boost.
                                          Ah, that's good!

                                          Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                                          Ha, I didn't realize Mariah (and/or Virgin?) had kept it off streaming services all that time! Granted, I can understand how it might be a painful reminder of an especially challenging period of her life. Her personal feelings toward the album aside, the Glitter fallout/stigma reminds me a bit of what happened to Madonna's Erotica because of the Sex book, with Glitter the album getting unfairly swept up in people's eagerness to deride the movie (and mock Mariah's mental health struggles at the time).
                                          I would hope that the #Justice4Glitter campaign, which showed the immense love and appreciation the lambs had for Mimi even at her lowest personal and professional period, coloured that time in a more favourable shade for MC.

                                          Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                                          Phew! I was worried that Friday's chart reflected your feelings toward Chromatica, but it looks like the album just needed a little more time to take hold. Of course, it's more than understandable if analyzing and dancing along to some new pop music isn't a top priority right now (especially if you're still in the US).
                                          Yeah, it's been a rough week for me, personally and just by virtue of still being in the US during this social unrest. I actually went to Walmart on Thursday to buy groceries and thought, "Wow, I hope I don't die today", which is a weird thought to have.

                                          Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                                          I'm definitely no Drag Race expert, but something about "Babylon" gives off DR vibes, so that strikes me as a fitting early standout for you. Singles aside, my favorites so far are "Fun Tonight" and "Plastic Doll," but I'm pretty satisfied in general. I'm impressed that many of the songs actually allude to the struggles Gaga discussed in interviews leading up to its release. Albums often get hyped up as being personal/revealing, then the lyrical content doesn't ultimately reflect that much (if at all). She touches on some heavy stuff across Chromatica, but the upbeat production helps to leave us with a sense of hope and resilience.
                                          Well, the singular ray of light this week was the fact that my pick to win actually won the Drag Race crown! I do agree that "Babylon" has that 'extravaganza', ballroom attitude in Gaga's delivery, and that's probably why it's my clear favourite thus far. "Alice" grew on me a lot today, too.

                                          Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                                          Not sure if you're still in ATL, but wherever you are right now, hope you're hanging in there. <3
                                          I still am. Just trying to stay in as much as possible and keep busy with work and light stuff.
                                          Akini's Top 400 Songs of the Decade: [115-111]

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                                          • Sunday's Top 20 (May 31st)

                                            01.(04) Lady Gaga - Alice (Greatest Gainer)
                                            02.(01) Lady Gaga - Babylon
                                            03.(RE) Michael Jackson - They Don't Care About Us (Best Comeback)
                                            04.(RE) Destiny's Child - Survivor
                                            05.(02) Lady Gaga - Sour Candy (feat. BLACKPINK)
                                            06.(RE) Ellie Goulding - Lights
                                            07.(RE) Katy Perry - Wide Awake
                                            08.(RE) Imagine Dragons - Whatever It Takes
                                            09.(RE) Ella Eyre - Comeback
                                            10.(RE) The Band Perry - If I Die Young
                                            11.(RE) Adele - Lovesong
                                            12.(03) Lady Gaga - Enigma
                                            13.(RE) Whitney Houston - A Song for You
                                            14.(RE) Beyoncé - Me, Myself and I
                                            15.(RE) Prince - 1999
                                            16.(09) Lady Gaga - Replay
                                            17.(RE) Mariah Carey - A No No
                                            18.(RE) Aiden Zhane, Dahlia Sin, Jaida Essence Hall, Jan, Rock M. Sakura, & Sherry Pie - You Don't Know Me
                                            19.(10) Lady Gaga - Fun Tonight (Biggest Free Faller)
                                            20.(RE) Brita, Crystal Methyd, Gigi Goode, Heidi N. Closet, Jackie Cox, Nicky Doll, & Widow Von'Du - I'm That Bitch
                                            Akini's Top 400 Songs of the Decade: [115-111]

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                                            • Monday's Top 20 (June 1st)

                                              01.(04) Destiny's Child - Survivor (Greatest Gainer)
                                              02.(03) Michael Jackson - They Don't Care About Us
                                              03.(RE) Beyoncé - Freedom (feat. Kendrick Lamar) (Best Comeback)
                                              04.(RE) Ariana Grande - Side to Side (feat. Nicki Minaj)
                                              05.(RE) Selena Gomez & the Scene - Love You Like a Love Song
                                              06.(RE) Usher - OMG
                                              07.(RE) Miranda Lambert - Mama's Broken Heart
                                              08.(RE) Janet Jackson - State of the World
                                              09.(NE) The Divine Comedy - If I Were You (I'd Be Through with Me) (Highest Debut)
                                              10.(NE) Bonnie Raitt - Not the Only One
                                              11.(NE) Paolo Nutini - Scream (Funk My Life Up)
                                              12.(RE) Christina Aguilera - Beautiful
                                              13.(RE) Lily Allen - F**k You
                                              14.(RE) Rihanna - Man Down
                                              15.(RE) Kendrick Lamar - Mortal Man
                                              16.(RE) Aretha Franklin - Border Song (Holy Moses)
                                              17.(RE) Kendrick Lamar - I
                                              18.(RE) Kendrick Lamar - The Blacker the Berry
                                              19.(02) Lady Gaga - Babylon (Biggest Free Faller)
                                              20.(NE) Destra - Rum and Soca
                                              Akini's Top 400 Songs of the Decade: [115-111]

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