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  • Originally posted by heppolo View Post
    That's good to know.

    26 (NEW) Aurora – Animal
    Chart Run: *26*- / 1w
    Nice song, but doesn't sound anything close to being a hit or having high impact on the radio.
    So I guess you enjoy the new Eluveitie song?

    I agree about Aurora's new song. She could create a magical song with her beautiful voice but this isn't it.

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    • Originally posted by Tansike View Post
      So I guess you enjoy the new Eluveitie song?
      Oh, it's nice, quite captivating, there are too many new releases for it to hold on for a long time sadly, but peaked at #14.
      Waffles are checked cookies

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      • Ugh. Just noticed the quoting also changed. So many new things are going on…

        Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
        Aw, that's amazing The rush/high of being truly in love is one of the absolute greatest feelings in life. Congrats on the (almost) two-year-anniversary too! Anything special planned to celebrate...?
        It is and funny thing is I’m currently in a completely different phase again It’s interesting how these feelings can change rather fast. This doesn’t mean I don’t love him or something like that, but I guess it’s more normal to have phases where you aren’t ‘sooo in love’. As beautiful as these feelings are, they’re also kinda stressful, so being in another phase may be less beautiful sometimes, but also less stressful and you can simply enjoy living with someone. As for your question… nothing yet. I’m not really someone who celebrates these anniversaries. But that’s what I’m saying now, let’s see how it will turn out in a month and a half
        What about you? Are you someone who celebrates these anniversaries?

        Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
        Up to half a year for the full recovery and changes to take effect? Damn **Hug** You'd think the surgery would be the solution, yet there's still such a long road afterward...
        Yes, that’s what he said. But that’s the case for many things, isn’t it? The surgery is the solution, but things always need a lot of time to completely heal.

        Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
        I hear you there, and it can be a tricky balance. That closeness/intimacy can feel SO amazing, but you don't want to completely lose your sense of self and independence either. Balancing the "us" with the "me." From what I've seen here on UKMIX, you seem to do a pretty great job of that: you mention your man sometimes in some really sweet contexts, but it's not like he's the ONLY thing you talk about or everything you say ties back to him in some way. You're in love, but you're still very distinctly Tancel. <3
        Yeah, definitely. Ha, thank you. Sometimes it really isn’t that way though, at least not in ‘real life’. But that's another story

        Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
        Ha. Well, on one hand, I'm a little sad that the concert effects are less noteworthy...but it's pretty awesome that you're going to concerts so often now that they feel more normal/routine (instead of just being a rare treat).
        I'm feeling completely that way too! On one side it's cool that it became a more common thing in my life, on another side I already felt kinda weird that concerts doesn't mean that much anymore when I went to see my two favorite bands last november. Speaking of concerts, I think I never asked you if you already attended concerts... so, did you? And if yes, who did you go to see live?

        Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post


        I can definitely be a grumpy old man when it comes to social media (especially the pressure/expectation that you should be using it), but I try not to get too bothered by people just having some harmless fun, even if I don't understand it/can't relate. If I travelled more often, or had a more exciting/picture-worthy day-to-day life, I might be more tempted. That said, I fully encourage you to take selfies as often as you like I'm not into taking them myself, but I can't deny that I creep on some Insta's from time to time...
        That's good IMO. Social media can be a lot of stress and bring a lot of negative feelings. I'm not someone who posts a lot of stuff (like, posting a pic every week is already a lot for me at the moment) so I haven't got many followers yet which feels weird, as I see some people having ten times as many followers as me and sometimes I feel less loved, if that makes sense? But on the other hand I also don't want to post something all the time like these social media people are doing, that's too stressful. So I'm probably someone who is in the middle of the road, but that already brings a few negative things with it. So it's good if you're not really into it, as you can live very well without it.
        Haha, thanks, I guess?!

        Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
        "Sunflower" is certainly the "poppiest" thing I've heard from Post Malone yet (I could imagine Bieber recording the song himself, or at least doing the chorus). After SO many Hot 100 No. 1's in 2018 that did little-to-nothing for me, it's kind of refreshing/exciting to actually "get" the hype around this big hit.
        Ugh, I still didn't listen to it. The last three weeks were weird, so many new releases and 2-3 of them didn't even make my charts like they would have in other occasions. Let's see if I'll finally check it out later this week.

        Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
        Yeah, even I struggle to keep track of all the Hot 100 rules and formulas, but I believe an older/recurrent song has to have enough points to make the Top 50 in order to re-enter at all (AKA a Christmas classic can't re-enter at No. 65 or No. 87 or something).
        Ah yes, that must be it. So I’m quite sure “Santa Tell Me” would have re-entered the Hot 100 this year if it wouldn’t be for that rule.

        Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
        Giving me my Lindsey homework, eh? Well, now I know that iconic image/cover art of her inside the snow globe comes from the "Shatter Me" video. Is that dubstep fusion I'm hearing in "Elements"? Queen of genre-blending-violin-magic!
        Hehe… well, that image was also the album cover to her second album (called “Shatter Me”) so it really was the theme for the whole era (it appeared again in the video for “Lost Girls”, which is basically “Shatter Me” part two from the storyline). Yes, it is. That dubstep fusion is the main reason why she got so popular, these days she’s also discovering some other genres. Thanks for checking it out!

        Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
        Ha, plug away! People's enthusiasm about their faves is a part of what makes the Personal Charts section so fun - people sharing the music they love the most (whereas other UKMIX sections can get a bit bogged down with negativity/snarky "jokes"/"critiques" sometimes). That said, I might not rush to check out every song that gets mentioned each week but I try to at least give every new No. 1 a listen, and maybe 1-2 other things lower down the chart (or songs that the poster specifically recommended).
        True. And no problem if you never check these out or won’t do so for a long time – I’m similar there and get so many recommendations, sometimes I simply don’t have the time (or the will) to check everything out as I also want to listen to ‘my’ stuff during my time off, as there's already enough I'd like to check out by myself...

        Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
        Not to be TOO superficial, but Lauren's definitely the most stunning 5H member IMO. Her beauty is unreal! She's more goddess than human (same goes for Halsey, actually). Genuinely breathtaking.
        Agreed!

        Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
        I know you've mentioned your love for Ashley before, but I really thought your thread title was referring to Kerli or Ari "Love Me & Let Me Go" sounds pretty damn good on first listen! I'll definitely be adding it (apparently it'll be Ashley's very first song in my library).
        • Although I did appreciate Kerli's endorsement for us to make love like savages, "Better" does sound...well...better, overall, so I'm glad it got to spend some time on top!
        I'm surprised to be saying this about an Ari single, but I'm completely OK (even a little relieved) that "7 Rings" might miss out on No. 1 glory here. At least now I don't have to pause/think much whenever someone asks about my least-favorite Ari single...
        Aw, I was hoping that "I'm So Tired" might help Lauv have more of a presence here on UKMIX, but it's performing pretty poorly on some personal charts Ah well, at least he's made your chart now.
        • Awesome to see "No Tears..." earn that 3xP cert! Does that match her highest cert ever?

        Yet another lovable chart, Tancel!
        Ashley is the original queen of My Charts
        So happy to hear you’re enjoying “Love Me & Let Me Go” on first listen and even added it to your library! <3

        Yass – another great feedback for a song by one of my faves <3 Since they’re #2 and #1 on my charts, I’ve listened to both songs back to back a few times now and it’s so interesting how both songs have such a similar post chorus drop…

        Ouch. So “7 Rings” is your least favorite single ever by Ari? That’s unexpected, but I understand it. I do enjoy it (a lot, depends on my mood), but overall I’m really not sure what to think of the direction she’s going with the album so far. We’ll find out about the whole thing in a few days, so it will be interesting… but the singles of “thank u, next” are definitely my least favorite singles from an album so far.

        Yes, it’s Lauv’s first entry ever but most likely won’t become a bigger hit for him. It’s ok, but that’s it

        “Break Free” is also certified with 3x Platinum and only has 64 points more than “No Tears” (including tomorrow’s update), so it looks like “No Tears” may become her biggest success ever
        Also, in addition to that, “God Is A Woman” crosses 1k points this week too while “Sweetener” should be her biggest album ever by next week or the week after – this really was a massive era for her on my charts!

        Thank you so much <3

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        • Originally posted by heppolo View Post
          Oh, it's nice, quite captivating, there are too many new releases for it to hold on for a long time sadly, but peaked at #14.
          Ah yes, I saw that earlier today when I took a look into your topic. #14 ain't too bad, better than nothing!

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          • Solid #1 single!
            Weekly Top 30 | 2020 YEC | 2018 YEC | 2017 YEC | 2016 YEC | 2015 YEC

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            • ^ Glad to hear that from you!

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                My Charts - week 06/2019 – 7 february 2019 - can you Resist the Temptation?
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                Singles Top40


                Spoiler!

                1 (1) Ashley Tisdale – Love Me & Let Me Go
                Chart Run: *1*-1- / 2w

                2 (2) Kerli – Better
                Chart Run: *1*-2-2- / 3w

                3 (NEW) Eluveitie – Ategnatos
                Chart Run: *3*- / 1w

                4 (11) Alan Walker & Sorana – Lost Control
                Chart Run: 11-*4*- / 2w

                5 (13) Within Temptation feat. Anders Fridén – Raise Your Banner *G*
                Chart Run: *1*-3-6-11-18-23-17-22-15-12-13-5- / 12w

                6 (3) Ariana Grande – 7 Rings
                Chart Run: *3*-3-6- / 3w

                7 (22) Within Temptation feat. Jacoby Shaddix – The Reckoning *P*
                Chart Run: *1*-1-1-3-4-4-5-9-13-7-2-9-16-20-20-13-17-21-19-22-7- / 21w

                8 (6) Lindsey Stirling – I Wonder As I Wander *P*
                Chart Run: *1*-1-1-4-9-10-8-5-2-1-3-1-3-5-6-8- / 16w

                9 (7) Within Temptation – In Vain
                Chart Run: *1*-4-7-9- / 4w

                10 (5) Twenty One Pilots – Chlorine
                Chart Run: *5*-10- / 2w

                11 (12) Sam Smith & Normani – Dancing With A Stranger
                Chart Run: *11*-17-12-11- / 4w

                12 (9) Mark Ronson feat. Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart *G*
                Chart Run: *1*-1-1-2-2-2-4-7-9-12- / 10w

                13 (24) Within Temptation feat. Jasper Steverlinck – Firelight
                Chart Run: *1*-5-10-14-25-36-34-23-21-24-13- / 11w

                14 (10) Kerli – Savages *G*
                Chart Run: *2*-3-6-8-9-7-6-9-10-14- / 10w

                15 (4) Trinity The Tuck – The Face, The Body
                Chart Run: *4*-15- / 2w

                16 (8) Cellar Darling – The Spell
                Chart Run: *2*-8-16- / 3w

                17 (15) Amaranthe – Dream
                Chart Run: *8*-15-17- / 3w

                18 (NEW) Billie Eilish – Bury A Friend
                Chart Run: *18*- / 1w

                19 (16) Monique Heart – Brown Cow Stunning
                Chart Run: *4*-5-13-16-19- / 5w

                20 (18) Delain – Masters Of Destiny
                Chart Run: *6*-18-20- / 3w

                21 (17) Lana Del Rey – Hope Is A Very Dangerous Thing For A Woman Like Me - But I Have It
                Chart Run: *2*-10-17-21- / 4w

                22 (NEW) Mikolas Josef – Abu Dhabi
                Chart Run: *22*- / 1w

                23 (21) Ariana Grande – God Is A Woman *2xP*
                Chart Run: *1*-2-1-1-1-2-4-6-5-5-6-13-12-5-5-6-8-9-8-8-11-9-5-6-6-9-14-18-21-23- / 30w

                24 (NEW) Ally Brooke feat. Tyga – Low Key
                Chart Run: *24*- / 1w

                25 (NEW) ALMA – When I Die
                Chart Run: *25*- / 1w

                26 (20) Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry *3xP*
                Chart Run: *1*-1-4-9-5-3-4-9-12-8-9-5-2-3-6-8-10-1-3-2-2-4-7-18-17-11-12-15-18-21-22-29-31-28-21-12-11-8-10-14-20-26- / 42w

                27 (14) Dua Lipa – Swan Song
                Chart Run: *14*-27- / 2w

                28 (19) Fleur East – Favourite Thing
                Chart Run: *5*-7-11-19-28- / 5w

                29 (23) Tori Kelly – Change Your Mind
                Chart Run: *23*-29- / 2w

                30 (NEW) Astrid S – Someone New
                Chart Run: *30*- / 1w

                31 (28) Little Mix feat. Ty Dolla $ign – Think About Us
                Chart Run: *28*-31- / 2w

                32 (NEW) Saara Aalto – Dance Like Nobody’s Watching
                Chart Run: *32*- / 1w

                33 (NEW) Alvaro Soler – Loca
                Chart Run: *33*- / 1w

                34 (25) Maren Morris – Girl
                Chart Run: *15*-25-34- / 3w

                35 (NEW) Galantis feat. OneRepublic – Bones
                Chart Run: *35*- / 1w

                36 (27) Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar
                Chart Run: 17-18-37-Out-RE 22-11-*9*-16-27-36- / 9w

                37 (26) Aurora – Animal
                Chart Run: *26*-37- / 2w

                38 (29) Michael Schulte – Back To The Start
                Chart Run: *29*-38- / 2w

                39 (31) Grimes feat. HANA – We Appreciate Power *G*
                Chart Run: 3-*2*-4-4-7-14-19-26-31-39- / 10w

                40 (33) Lauv & Troye Sivan – I’m So Tired
                Chart Run: *33*-40- / 2w

                Out of Top40
                Out (30) Calvin Harris & Rag’n’Bone Man – Giant (3w)
                Out (32) Kerstin Ott & Helene Fischer – Regenbogenfarben (5w)
                Out (34) Ariana Grande – Imagine (5w)
                Out (35) Lindsey Stirling – Carol Of The Bells *P* (21w)
                Out (36) Anna Rossinelli – Hold Your Head Up (4w)
                Out (37) Ariana Grande – Breathin *P* (16w)
                Out (38) James Morrison feat. Joss Stone – My Love Goes On (1w)
                Out (39) Halsey – Without Me *G* (17w)
                Out (40) Eleni Foureira – Tómame (14w)

                New certifications
                none

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                • .
                  My Charts - week 06/2019 – 7 february 2019 - can you Resist the Temptation?
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                  Album Top20


                  Spoiler!

                  1 (NEW) Within Temptation – Resist
                  Chart Run: *1*- / 1w

                  2 (1) Ariana Grande – Sweetener *2xP*
                  Chart Run: *1*-2-1-1-3-3-5-4-2-3-4-3-2-1-5-3-4-3-2-1-1-2-2-1-2- / 25w

                  3 (3) My Indigo – My Indigo *2xP*
                  Chart Run: *1*-1-2-4-4-5-7-8-8-7-10-8-5-6-8-9-9-7-9-4-6-5-8-10-10-11-6-9-12-11-12-Out-RE 14-12-11-14-5-4-3-4-3-3- / 41w

                  4 (2) Amy MacDonald – Woman Of The World *G*
                  Chart Run: 11-7-7-10-7-3-*1*-1-2-4- / 10w

                  5 (7) Alan Walker – Different World *G*
                  Chart Run: *2*-7-6-8-9-12-7-5- / 8w

                  6 (5) Anna Rossinelli – White Garden
                  Chart Run: *3*-5-6- / 3w

                  7 (NEW) Broods – Don’t Feed The Pop Monster
                  Chart Run: *7*- / 1w

                  8 (4) Julia Michaels – Inner Monologue, Pt. 1
                  Chart Run: *4*-8- / 2w

                  9 (6) Rita Ora – Phoenix *G*
                  Chart Run: *1*-2-1-5-8-2-2-4-6-6-9- / 11w

                  10 (9) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – The Dark Element *2xP*
                  Chart Run: *1*-1-1-2-3-5-9-5-6-9-7-3-4-1-3-5-2-4-10-14-15-Out-RE 16-19-Out-RE 20-Out-RE 18-11-5-8-9-10- / 30w

                  11 (8) Amaranthe – Helix *P*
                  Chart Run: 2-*1*-2-3-2-6-8-11-12-16-14-13-6-5-8-11- / 16w

                  12 (15) Bebe Rexha – Expectations *P*
                  Chart Run: *1*-1-1-1-2-2-3-4-6-8-11-12-12-9-13-14-15-Out-RE 19-Out-RE 12-11-20-15-12- / 23w

                  13 (RE) Ashley Tisdale – Headstrong
                  Chart Run: 20-*8*-10-17-Out-RE 13- / 5w

                  14 (RE) Within Temptation – The Heart Of Everything *G*
                  Chart Run: 16-18-19-Out-RE 5-10-20-Out-RE 13-16-20-Out-RE *3*-6-13-Out-RE 14- / 13w

                  15 (12) Vanessa Mai – Schlager *G*
                  Chart Run: *1*-2-2-1-3-5-10-12-16-15-20-Out-RE 15-20-16-18-14-15-12-15- / 19w

                  16 (10) Alice Merton – Mint
                  Chart Run: *7*-10-16- / 3w

                  17 (11) Auri – Auri *P*
                  Chart Run: *1*-2-1-3-7-10-10-14-16-16-15-17-12-15-13-20-Out-RE 20-Out-RE 15-6-7-9-11-17- / 23w

                  18 (RE) Eluveitie – Evocation II: Pantheon *P*
                  Chart Run: *1*-1-1-3-5-8-10-7-6-9-9-10-9-14-16-16-18-Out-RE 12-18-Out-RE 18- / 20w

                  19 (14) Faun – XV – Best Of *P*
                  Chart Run: *4*-7-10-14-9-10-5-6-9-12-13-11-10-9-12-12-20-Out-RE 19-20-14-14-19- / 22w

                  20 (16) Imagine Dragons – Origins *G*
                  Chart Run: *1*-3-10-5-8-14-17-8-5-8-13-16-20- / 13w

                  Out of Top20
                  Out (13) Arch Enemy – Covered In Blood (2w)
                  Out (17) Twenty One Pilots – Trench (7w)
                  Out (18) Loreena McKennitt – Lost Souls *G* (10w)
                  Out (19) Clean Bandit – What Is Love? *G* (9w)
                  Out (20) Mike Posner – A Real Good Kid (2w)

                  New certifications
                  “The Dark Element” by The Dark Element goes 2x PLATINUM (400+ points)
                  “Different World” by Alan Walker and “The Heart Of Everything” by Within Temptation go GOLD (100+ points)

                  Click here for the Certification Database

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                  • 22 (NEW) Mikolas Josef – Abu Dhabi
                    Chart Run: *22*- / 1w

                    He's very charming, but this is just another recycle of his successful formula to me.

                    25 (NEW) ALMA – When I Die
                    Chart Run: *25*- / 1w

                    There are at least three ALMA singers now (Finnish, French and now Romanian), which is pretty confusing. ''When I Die'' has some makings of a hit.

                    Waffles are checked cookies

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                    • Yes, I agree about Mikolas' new song. It's "Lie To Me" part three now. He has to come up with something else otherwise I'll be over him very quickly.

                      Didn't hear about the Romanian ALMA yet but yes, it's getting confusing.

                      I also guess you're liking that high debut for Eluveitie this week?

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                      • Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                        I also guess you're liking that high debut for Eluveitie this week?
                        "Ategnatos" is just powerful and moving, so a deserved high debut.
                        Waffles are checked cookies

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                        • Originally posted by heppolo View Post
                          "Ategnatos" is just powerful and moving, so a deserved high debut.
                          It is! Glad you approve it <3
                          Their album is one of the most anticipated releases of the year for me.

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                          • Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                            Didn't hear about the Romanian ALMA yet but yes, it's getting confusing.
                            check in fact Bulgarian, not Romanian ALMA out (a sort of stuff Inna fans might like)
                            Waffles are checked cookies

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                            • Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                              It is and funny thing is I’m currently in a completely different phase again It’s interesting how these feelings can change rather fast. This doesn’t mean I don’t love him or something like that, but I guess it’s more normal to have phases where you aren’t ‘sooo in love’. As beautiful as these feelings are, they’re also kinda stressful, so being in another phase may be less beautiful sometimes, but also less stressful and you can simply enjoy living with someone. As for your question… nothing yet. I’m not really someone who celebrates these anniversaries. But that’s what I’m saying now, let’s see how it will turn out in a month and a half

                              What about you? Are you someone who celebrates these anniversaries?
                              So basically, the "sooo in love" feelings faded just before Valentine's Day? Ouch...

                              Admittedly, I'm pretty bad about celebrating anniversaries too but that's something I'd like to change. It gets easier to take those landmarks for granted as time passes (6 years, 7 years, 8 years, etc), but I'd like to start putting in the effort to make those occasions a little more special/memorable.

                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                              Yeah, definitely. Ha, thank you. Sometimes it really isn’t that way though, at least not in ‘real life’. But that's another story
                              Ha, so are you saying that you DO talk about your man all the time in real life? When you talk to your boss for hours early every morning, is it all about him...?

                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                              I'm feeling completely that way too! On one side it's cool that it became a more common thing in my life, on another side I already felt kinda weird that concerts doesn't mean that much anymore when I went to see my two favorite bands last november. Speaking of concerts, I think I never asked you if you already attended concerts... so, did you? And if yes, who did you go to see live?
                              Concerts are still rare for me, and that's another thing I'd like to change. I get too easily intimidated/put off by high ticket prices, but the experience is often totally worth the cost. I saw Pentatonix with Calum Scott and Echosmith last summer (but that was with my bf's family, since his cousin really wanted to go and the venue was close to where we live). The last concert I attended for an artist I really care about was Katy back in fall 2017.

                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                              That's good IMO. Social media can be a lot of stress and bring a lot of negative feelings. I'm not someone who posts a lot of stuff (like, posting a pic every week is already a lot for me at the moment) so I haven't got many followers yet which feels weird, as I see some people having ten times as many followers as me and sometimes I feel less loved, if that makes sense? But on the other hand I also don't want to post something all the time like these social media people are doing, that's too stressful. So I'm probably someone who is in the middle of the road, but that already brings a few negative things with it. So it's good if you're not really into it, as you can live very well without it.
                              **Nod** That definitely makes sense, and it's a shame, because I think some social media is deliberately designed that way. It taps into people's insecurities and competitiveness, pushing them to post more and more in order to get more and more followers. It's an awesome feeling to know that people find you attractive and interesting, but craving that validation can lead to a nasty cycle pretty quickly. I think it's absolutely possible to use social media without it turning into something ugly and obsessive, but it's a tricky balance to achieve. The random, unprovoked negativity from strangers can be a real downer too. People use the anonymity as an opportunity to be pointlessly cruel.

                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                              Ugh, I still didn't listen to it. The last three weeks were weird, so many new releases and 2-3 of them didn't even make my charts like they would have in other occasions. Let's see if I'll finally check it out later this week.
                              NoOoOo worries. "Sunflower" hasn't converted me into a Post Malone stan or anything I was pleasantly surprised by it, but I wouldn't say it's a "YOU MUST CHECK THIS OUT ASAP!" song.

                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                              True. And no problem if you never check these out or won’t do so for a long time – I’m similar there and get so many recommendations, sometimes I simply don’t have the time (or the will) to check everything out as I also want to listen to ‘my’ stuff during my time off, as there's already enough I'd like to check out by myself...
                              Exactly! Recommendations/discoveries are an important part of why I enjoy checking out personal charts, but there's usually music that I'm interested in on my own that takes priority over checking out suggestions from others. The "my" stuff, as you put it.

                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                              “Break Free” is also certified with 3x Platinum and only has 64 points more than “No Tears” (including tomorrow’s update), so it looks like “No Tears” may become her biggest success ever

                              Also, in addition to that, “God Is A Woman” crosses 1k points this week too while “Sweetener” should be her biggest album ever by next week or the week after – this really was a massive era for her on my charts!
                              Woah! I mean, I guess I shouldn't be TOO shocked, since NTLTC was your No. 1 song of 2018...but it caught up to "Break Free"s points pretty fast, considering "Break Free" is several years older!

                              Ah, the massive success of the Sweetener singles is especially interesting since I didn't think Sweetener overall was one of your favorite Ari albums...but it sounds like that's changed? Or is there a disconnect between the quality/enjoyment of the singles and the rest of the album?

                              Looks like Ashley isn't ready to let go of the top spot quite yet!
                              Billie hasn't really been on my radar (I gave "Lovely" a listen or two when people were charting it, but it wasn't something I'd put into high rotation myself). "Bury A Friend" is pretty intriguing, though! She certainly seems to have a lot of creativity/artistry. I'm all for talented young acts like herself bringing something fresh to the pop music scene.
                              I got a little confused by some of the comments above, but I believe the ALMA you have at No. 25 is the same ALMA from Charli XCX's "Out Of My Head" and Clean Bandit's "In Us I Believe," yeah? The "When I Die" video is my first time actually seeing what she looks like/finally putting a face to her voice.
                              I owe Akini for bringing "Bones" to my attention recently. It's a lot of toe-tapping, hand-clapping, sing-along fun! It really hooks me once that "if you're asking meEeEeE, oh how do you knoOoOoOw" part kicks in. How have OneRepublic fared here in the past?
                              • I was a little surprised that "Anxiety" hasn't been charting at all, but I see Julia's EP doing alright here, so I guess that's just because "Anxiety" isn't technically a single?

                              Yet another lovely chart, Tancel!
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                              • Originally posted by heppolo View Post
                                check in fact Bulgarian, not Romanian ALMA out (a sort of stuff Inna fans might like)
                                Thanks for the link - this actually sounds very nice! And yeah, it sounds like something Inna could do.

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                                • Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
                                  So basically, the "sooo in love" feelings faded just before Valentine's Day? Ouch...

                                  Admittedly, I'm pretty bad about celebrating anniversaries too but that's something I'd like to change. It gets easier to take those landmarks for granted as time passes (6 years, 7 years, 8 years, etc), but I'd like to start putting in the effort to make those occasions a little more special/memorable.
                                  Haha, yeah basically!
                                  Aw, that’s actually very sweet of you. I used to do that at the beginning of my first relationship, I even put a lot of work into these things but stopped doing these things. Maybe I should pick it up again as well.

                                  Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
                                  Ha, so are you saying that you DO talk about your man all the time in real life? When you talk to your boss for hours early every morning, is it all about him...?
                                  Yeah, I think I do talk often about him. But I also feel like I depend too much on him. Like, I still didn’t really figure it out to be independent in a relationship as well.

                                  Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
                                  Concerts are still rare for me, and that's another thing I'd like to change. I get too easily intimidated/put off by high ticket prices, but the experience is often totally worth the cost. I saw Pentatonix with Calum Scott and Echosmith last summer (but that was with my bf's family, since his cousin really wanted to go and the venue was close to where we live). The last concert I attended for an artist I really care about was Katy back in fall 2017.
                                  Oh, Pentatonix sounds very interesting. How was that one? Ah yeah, I already forgot about Katy but now I just remembered that we were talking about that one. I get your point with the ticket prices though, they really increased a lot over the years and even ‘little’ artist cost a lot these days. But it’s a compensation for them, they need to earn more from touring as they don’t earn as much as a few years ago with CD sales.

                                  Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
                                  **Nod** That definitely makes sense, and it's a shame, because I think some social media is deliberately designed that way. It taps into people's insecurities and competitiveness, pushing them to post more and more in order to get more and more followers. It's an awesome feeling to know that people find you attractive and interesting, but craving that validation can lead to a nasty cycle pretty quickly. I think it's absolutely possible to use social media without it turning into something ugly and obsessive, but it's a tricky balance to achieve. The random, unprovoked negativity from strangers can be a real downer too. People use the anonymity as an opportunity to be pointlessly cruel.
                                  So true! Especially for the young(er) people it’s really like that. My father for example has Facebook but he only uses it to post some pics and especially to keep contacts with some of his old friends. And that was the original idea behind Facebook. Similar with Instagram, it was actually meant as something to share pictures but it turned into a ‘who has the most, who is the best’-kinda thing. The negativity you’re mentioning is also a thing that became a little phenomenon in the past few years, no idea why there are people who do that. I’d never post cruel comments on social media, first because that’s not nice and second because I’m simply not that cruel. I wonder if these people really are that cruel.

                                  Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
                                  NoOoOo worries. "Sunflower" hasn't converted me into a Post Malone stan or anything I was pleasantly surprised by it, but I wouldn't say it's a "YOU MUST CHECK THIS OUT ASAP!" song.
                                  Good to know

                                  Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
                                  Exactly! Recommendations/discoveries are an important part of why I enjoy checking out personal charts, but there's usually music that I'm interested in on my own that takes priority over checking out suggestions from others. The "my" stuff, as you put it.
                                  We talked about this before, but I think for me personally it also has to do with streaming… since I discovered Apple Music for myself, there’s already a lot more that I’d like to check out for myself, so since then I’m also having less time to check other things out.

                                  Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
                                  Woah! I mean, I guess I shouldn't be TOO shocked, since NTLTC was your No. 1 song of 2018...but it caught up to "Break Free"s points pretty fast, considering "Break Free" is several years older!

                                  Ah, the massive success of the Sweetener singles is especially interesting since I didn't think Sweetener overall was one of your favorite Ari albums...but it sounds like that's changed? Or is there a disconnect between the quality/enjoyment of the singles and the rest of the album?
                                  “No Tears” got a lot of points following a good Year-End effect, so yeah, it caught up pretty fast now. Also, don’t forget it’s about chart points, so once a song leaves my charts, it won’t get more points until it comes back, so even though “Break Free” came out many years ago, it didn’t get points in the last few years.

                                  Oh, good question – I guess I never said how I feel about “Sweetener” now, and it’s in fact my most favorite album ever by Ariana now. I love it so much. You’re right that I wasn’t too sure about it at first, especially because of the album tracks, but they all grew on me and what I love the most about “Sweetener” is how it flows so well as a whole but still has some fantastic standouts (= the singles). The new “thank u, next” is even more cohesive, but the standouts are missing for me (so far).

                                  Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
                                  Looks like Ashley isn't ready to let go of the top spot quite yet!
                                  Billie hasn't really been on my radar (I gave "Lovely" a listen or two when people were charting it, but it wasn't something I'd put into high rotation myself). "Bury A Friend" is pretty intriguing, though! She certainly seems to have a lot of creativity/artistry. I'm all for talented young acts like herself bringing something fresh to the pop music scene.
                                  I got a little confused by some of the comments above, but I believe the ALMA you have at No. 25 is the same ALMA from Charli XCX's "Out Of My Head" and Clean Bandit's "In Us I Believe," yeah? The "When I Die" video is my first time actually seeing what she looks like/finally putting a face to her voice.
                                  I owe Akini for bringing "Bones" to my attention recently. It's a lot of toe-tapping, hand-clapping, sing-along fun! It really hooks me once that "if you're asking meEeEeE, oh how do you knoOoOoOw" part kicks in. How have OneRepublic fared here in the past?
                                  • I was a little surprised that "Anxiety" hasn't been charting at all, but I see Julia's EP doing alright here, so I guess that's just because "Anxiety" isn't technically a single?

                                  Yet another lovely chart, Tancel!
                                  Not yet but maybe soon. It’s such a busy time at the moment… several of my most favorite artists keep on releasing singles. I mean, Ariana just released her album alongside a new single (Break Up…), Within Temptation just released a video for another single of their newly released album and Kerli also released a new single last Friday.

                                  Glad you checked out “Bury A Friend”! “Lovely” was… well, lovely. It’s incredible how young she still is yet she already has so much success. I’m looking forward to her debut album next month as I’m slowly getting more and more into her as an artist.

                                  You’re right about ALMA – it’s the singer from Finland who was featured on Charli’s and Clean Bandit’s songs. Ah, now I’m interested to hear if you imagined her differently?

                                  Good to hear you enjoyed listening to “Bones”. It’s definitely a nice song but nothing that really stands out for me. OneRepublic had several hits on my charts, but started to decline in the last few years. Here’s their Discography

                                  Hmm… yes, that’s one of the reasons, though I decided to be a bit more open about letting songs onto my charts (that was why “Imagine” debuted on the charts a few weeks ago but only like 1-2 weeks after its release). The main reason why “Anxiety” isn’t charting is because I think it’s very weak and definitely in the bottom 5 of the tracks with/by Selena that I know

                                  Thank you so much!

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                                    My Charts - week 07/2019 – 14 february 2019 - the battle of my faves
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                                    Singles Top40


                                    Spoiler!

                                    1 (NEW) Within Temptation – Supernova
                                    Chart Run: *1*- / 1w

                                    2 (NEW) Kerli – Legends
                                    Chart Run: *2*- / 1w

                                    3 (1) Ashley Tisdale – Love Me & Let Me Go
                                    Chart Run: *1*-1-3- / 3w

                                    4 (4) Alan Walker & Sorana – Lost Control
                                    Chart Run: 11-*4*-4- / 3w

                                    5 (2) Kerli – Better
                                    Chart Run: *1*-2-2-5- / 4w

                                    6 (5) Within Temptation feat. Anders Fridén – Raise Your Banner *G*
                                    Chart Run: *1*-3-6-11-18-23-17-22-15-12-13-5-6- / 13w

                                    7 (NEW) Ariana Grande – Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored
                                    Chart Run: *7*- / 1w

                                    8 (3) Eluveitie – Ategnatos
                                    Chart Run: *3*-8- / 2w

                                    9 (6) Ariana Grande – 7 Rings
                                    Chart Run: *3*-3-6-9- / 4w

                                    10 (7) Within Temptation feat. Jacoby Shaddix – The Reckoning *P*
                                    Chart Run: *1*-1-1-3-4-4-5-9-13-7-2-9-16-20-20-13-17-21-19-22-7-10- / 22w

                                    11 (8) Lindsey Stirling – I Wonder As I Wander *P*
                                    Chart Run: *1*-1-1-4-9-10-8-5-2-1-3-1-3-5-6-8-11- / 17w

                                    12 (11) Sam Smith & Normani – Dancing With A Stranger
                                    Chart Run: *11*-17-12-11-12- / 5w

                                    13 (18) Billie Eilish – Bury A Friend
                                    Chart Run: 18-*13*- / 2w

                                    14 (12) Mark Ronson feat. Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart *G*
                                    Chart Run: *1*-1-1-2-2-2-4-7-9-12-14- / 11w

                                    15 (NEW) Maren Morris feat. Brandi Carlile – Common
                                    Chart Run: *15*- / 1w

                                    16 (9) Within Temptation – In Vain
                                    Chart Run: *1*-4-7-9-16- / 5w

                                    17 (14) Kerli – Savages *G*
                                    Chart Run: *2*-3-6-8-9-7-6-9-10-14-17- / 11w

                                    18 (10) Twenty One Pilots – Chlorine
                                    Chart Run: *5*-10-18- / 3w

                                    19 (13) Within Temptation feat. Jasper Steverlinck – Firelight *G*
                                    Chart Run: *1*-5-10-14-25-36-34-23-21-24-13-19- / 12w

                                    20 (17) Amaranthe – Dream
                                    Chart Run: *8*-15-17-20- / 4w

                                    21 (NEW) Anna Bergendahl – Ashes To Ashes
                                    Chart Run: *21*- / 1w

                                    22 (RE) Billie Eilish – You Should See Me In A Crown
                                    Chart Run: 13-14-*10*-11-18-26-37-Out-RE 22- / 8w

                                    23 (20) Delain – Masters Of Destiny
                                    Chart Run: *6*-18-20-23- / 4w

                                    24 (24) Ally Brooke feat. Tyga – Low Key
                                    Chart Run: *24*-24- / 2w

                                    25 (NEW) The Chainsmokers & 5 Seconds Of Summer – Who Do You Love?
                                    Chart Run: *25*- / 1w

                                    26 (19) Monique Heart – Brown Cow Stunning
                                    Chart Run: *4*-5-13-16-19-26- / 6w

                                    27 (23) Ariana Grande – God Is A Woman *2xP*
                                    Chart Run: *1*-2-1-1-1-2-4-6-5-5-6-13-12-5-5-6-8-9-8-8-11-9-5-6-6-9-14-18-21-23-27- / 31w

                                    28 (15) Trinity The Tuck – The Face, The Body
                                    Chart Run: *4*-15-28- / 3w

                                    29 (NEW) Marina – Handmade Heaven
                                    Chart Run: *29*- / 1w

                                    30 (21) Lana Del Rey – Hope Is A Very Dangerous Thing For A Woman Like Me - But I Have It
                                    Chart Run: *2*-10-17-21-30- / 5w

                                    31 (26) Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry *3xP*
                                    Chart Run: *1*-1-4-9-5-3-4-9-12-8-9-5-2-3-6-8-10-1-3-2-2-4-7-18-17-11-12-15-18-21-22-29-31-28-21-12-11-8-10-14-20-26-31- / 43w

                                    32 (16) Cellar Darling – The Spell
                                    Chart Run: *2*-8-16-32- / 4w

                                    33 (28) Fleur East – Favourite Thing
                                    Chart Run: *5*-7-11-19-28-33- / 6w

                                    34 (NEW) Khalid – Talk
                                    Chart Run: *34*- / 1w

                                    35 (22) Mikolas Josef – Abu Dhabi
                                    Chart Run: *22*-35- / 2w

                                    36 (31) Little Mix feat. Ty Dolla $ign – Think About Us
                                    Chart Run: *28*-31-36- / 3w

                                    37 (25) ALMA – When I Die
                                    Chart Run: *25*-37- / 2w

                                    38 (29) Tori Kelly – Change Your Mind
                                    Chart Run: *23*-29-38- / 3w

                                    39 (NEW) Kelly Rowland – Crown
                                    Chart Run: *39*- / 1w

                                    40 (27) Dua Lipa – Swan Song
                                    Chart Run: *14*-27-40- / 3w

                                    Out of Top40
                                    Out (30) Astrid S – Someone New (1w)
                                    Out (32) Saara Aalto – Dance Like Nobody’s Watching (1w)
                                    Out (33) Alvaro Soler – Loca (1w)
                                    Out (34) Maren Morris – Girl (3w)
                                    Out (35) Galantis feat. OneRepublic – Bones (1w)
                                    Out (36) Imagine Dragons – Bad Liar (9w)
                                    Out (37) Aurora – Animal (2w)
                                    Out (38) Michael Schulte – Back To The Start (2w)
                                    Out (39) Grimes feat. HANA – We Appreciate Power *G* (10w)
                                    Out (40) Lauv & Troye Sivan – I’m So Tired (2w)

                                    New certifications
                                    “Firelight” by Within Temptation feat. Jasper Steverlinck goes GOLD (250+ points)

                                    Click here for the Certification Database

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                                    • .
                                      My Charts - week 07/2019 – 14 february 2019 - the battle of my faves
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                                      Album Top20


                                      Spoiler!

                                      1 (1) Within Temptation – Resist
                                      Chart Run: *1*-1- / 2w

                                      2 (NEW) Ariana Grande – Thank U, Next
                                      Chart Run: *2*- / 1w

                                      3 (2) Ariana Grande – Sweetener *2xP*
                                      Chart Run: *1*-2-1-1-3-3-5-4-2-3-4-3-2-1-5-3-4-3-2-1-1-2-2-1-2-3- / 26w

                                      4 (NEW) Meghan Trainor – The Love Train EP
                                      Chart Run: *4*- / 1w

                                      5 (3) My Indigo – My Indigo *2xP*
                                      Chart Run: *1*-1-2-4-4-5-7-8-8-7-10-8-5-6-8-9-9-7-9-4-6-5-8-10-10-11-6-9-12-11-12-Out-RE 14-12-11-14-5-4-3-4-3-3-5- / 42w

                                      6 (NEW) Aja – Box Office
                                      Chart Run: *6*- / 1w

                                      7 (4) Amy MacDonald – Woman Of The World *G*
                                      Chart Run: 11-7-7-10-7-3-*1*-1-2-4-7- / 11w

                                      8 (5) Alan Walker – Different World *G*
                                      Chart Run: *2*-7-6-8-9-12-7-5-8- / 9w

                                      9 (RE) Brandi Carlile – By The Way, I Forgive You *G*
                                      Chart Run: *1*-1-1-2-4-4-7-9-15-18-12-13-12-17-Out-RE 19-Out-RE 9- / 16w

                                      10 (6) Anna Rossinelli – White Garden
                                      Chart Run: *3*-5-6-10- / 4w

                                      11 (9) Rita Ora – Phoenix *G*
                                      Chart Run: *1*-2-1-5-8-2-2-4-6-6-9-11- / 12w

                                      12 (RE) Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour *G*
                                      Chart Run: *3*-7-8-11-15-14-18-10-14-17-Out-RE 12- / 11w

                                      13 (8) Julia Michaels – Inner Monologue, Pt. 1
                                      Chart Run: *4*-8-13- / 3w

                                      14 (7) Broods – Don’t Feed The Pop Monster
                                      Chart Run: *7*-14- / 2w

                                      15 (12) Bebe Rexha – Expectations *P*
                                      Chart Run: *1*-1-1-1-2-2-3-4-6-8-11-12-12-9-13-14-15-Out-RE 19-Out-RE 12-11-20-15-12-15- / 24w

                                      16 (11) Amaranthe – Helix *P*
                                      Chart Run: 2-*1*-2-3-2-6-8-11-12-16-14-13-6-5-8-11-16- / 17w

                                      17 (18) Eluveitie – Evocation II: Pantheon *P*
                                      Chart Run: *1*-1-1-3-5-8-10-7-6-9-9-10-9-14-16-16-18-Out-RE 12-18-Out-RE 18-17- / 21w

                                      18 (10) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – The Dark Element *2xP*
                                      Chart Run: *1*-1-1-2-3-5-9-5-6-9-7-3-4-1-3-5-2-4-10-14-15-Out-RE 16-19-Out-RE 20-Out-RE 18-11-5-8-9-10-18- / 31w

                                      19 (13) Ashley Tisdale – Headstrong
                                      Chart Run: 20-*8*-10-17-Out-RE 13-19- / 6w

                                      20 (15) Vanessa Mai – Schlager *G*
                                      Chart Run: *1*-2-2-1-3-5-10-12-16-15-20-Out-RE 15-20-16-18-14-15-12-15-20- / 20w

                                      Out of Top20
                                      Out (14) Within Temptation – The Heart Of Everything *G* (13w)
                                      Out (16) Alice Merton – Mint (3w)
                                      Out (17) Auri – Auri *P* (23w)
                                      Out (19) Faun – XV – Best Of *P* (22w)
                                      Out (20) Imagine Dragons – Origins *G* (13w)

                                      New certifications
                                      “Golden Hour” by Kacey Musgraves goes GOLD (100+ points)

                                      Click here for the Certification Database

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                                      • 21 (NEW) Anna Bergendahl – Ashes To Ashes
                                        Chart Run: *21*- / 1w

                                        I see a familiar one. One of the few good Melodifestivalen songs this year so far.
                                        Waffles are checked cookies

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                                        • Ari also debuted at #2 in my chart. <3 great album.
                                          My Chart

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                                          • Originally posted by heppolo View Post
                                            21 (NEW) Anna Bergendahl – Ashes To Ashes
                                            Chart Run: *21*- / 1w

                                            I see a familiar one. One of the few good Melodifestivalen songs this year so far.
                                            Glad to hear that! I didn't hear the other entries for Melodifestivalen this year, but I loved Anna's last ESC entry so I checked "Ashes To Ashes" out. A shame she didn't qualify for the finale right away though.

                                            Originally posted by stevyy View Post
                                            Ari also debuted at #2 in my chart. <3 great album.
                                            YASSS so glad to hear that <3

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                                            • Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                                              Yeah, I think I do talk often about him. But I also feel like I depend too much on him. Like, I still didn’t really figure it out to be independent in a relationship as well.
                                              Hmmm...well, you live on your own, you have your own job/income, you have your own hobbies (like UKMIX and concerts), so you still sound pretty independent to me. In what ways do you feel you depend on him too much? Or is that something he said...?


                                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                                              Oh, Pentatonix sounds very interesting. How was that one? Ah yeah, I already forgot about Katy but now I just remembered that we were talking about that one. I get your point with the ticket prices though, they really increased a lot over the years and even ‘little’ artist cost a lot these days. But it’s a compensation for them, they need to earn more from touring as they don’t earn as much as a few years ago with CD sales.
                                              Eh, they're definitely talented, but it's hard to get SUPER excited about a bunch of acappella covers
                                              Glee was a bit different, since that was a weekly TV show with characters you grew to know/love, and the songs they covered often tied into the story arcs...but with Pentatonix, it was mostly just "cool, sounds great, but I'll go back to the original version now." It's impressive how massive they've becoming sticking mostly to covers (with a few original tunes sprinkled in), so kudos to them for finding such a winning formula!

                                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                                              So true! Especially for the young(er) people it’s really like that. My father for example has Facebook but he only uses it to post some pics and especially to keep contacts with some of his old friends. And that was the original idea behind Facebook. Similar with Instagram, it was actually meant as something to share pictures but it turned into a ‘who has the most, who is the best’-kinda thing. The negativity you’re mentioning is also a thing that became a little phenomenon in the past few years, no idea why there are people who do that. I’d never post cruel comments on social media, first because that’s not nice and second because I’m simply not that cruel. I wonder if these people really are that cruel.
                                              Yeah, Facebook has become SUCH a different beast over the past 15ish years. I remember needing a college email address to even join It's hard to know what all of those trolls are thinking, but for some of them, I imagine it's just a really easy opportunity to dump on other people instead of actually facing/dealing with their own problems. Making someone else feel worse online is a quick rush/cheap thrill and (briefly) distracts them from their own misery.


                                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                                              We talked about this before, but I think for me personally it also has to do with streaming… since I discovered Apple Music for myself, there’s already a lot more that I’d like to check out for myself, so since then I’m also having less time to check other things out.
                                              That totally makes sense, and it's been similar for me! I've been checking out way more full albums compared to when I'd have to go out and purchase each new one individually.


                                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                                              “No Tears” got a lot of points following a good Year-End effect, so yeah, it caught up pretty fast now. Also, don’t forget it’s about chart points, so once a song leaves my charts, it won’t get more points until it comes back, so even though “Break Free” came out many years ago, it didn’t get points in the last few years.
                                              Makes sense. I guess I thought "Break Free" might've re-entered at least a few times over the years (since it seems like "Symphony" is always popping up again...)


                                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                                              I guess I never said how I feel about “Sweetener” now, and it’s in fact my most favorite album ever by Ariana now. I love it so much. You’re right that I wasn’t too sure about it at first, especially because of the album tracks, but they all grew on me and what I love the most about “Sweetener” is how it flows so well as a whole but still has some fantastic standouts (= the singles). The new “thank u, next” is even more cohesive, but the standouts are missing for me (so far).
                                              Woah! I didn't realize things had changed that much, but I'm glad you've developed such a fondness for Sweetener. It's probably still my least favorite of hers (too soon too tell with TUN) but it's certainly not a disaster, and there's plenty to enjoy beyond the solid singles (like "Goodnight N Go," "Everytime," "Better Off," "Get Well Soon").

                                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                                              Glad you checked out “Bury A Friend”! “Lovely” was… well, lovely. It’s incredible how young she still is yet she already has so much success. I’m looking forward to her debut album next month as I’m slowly getting more and more into her as an artist.
                                              **Nod** She's done a great job building more and more buzz leading into her album release (especially with the timing of "Bury A Friend" and its video).


                                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                                              You’re right about ALMA – it’s the singer from Finland who was featured on Charli’s and Clean Bandit’s songs. Ah, now I’m interested to hear if you imagined her differently?
                                              Ha, well...I guess I expected closer to Charli XCX or Tove, since I associated her with the songs they've done together (and I think she even sounds a bit like Tove on the Clean Bandit track)...or closer to other European dance acts, like Inna.

                                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                                              Thanks for the screenshot! I haven't been paying as much attention to them in recent years either. Their last big hits on my chart were "Counting Stars" and "If I Lose Myself." "Apologize" is a fun throwback that would've charted if I had one back then. That longevity for "Counting Stars," though!

                                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                                              Hmm… yes, that’s one of the reasons, though I decided to be a bit more open about letting songs onto my charts (that was why “Imagine” debuted on the charts a few weeks ago but only like 1-2 weeks after its release). The main reason why “Anxiety” isn’t charting is because I think it’s very weak and definitely in the bottom 5 of the tracks with/by Selena that I know
                                              Ouch...but I kind of feel you there. "Anxiety" deals with such a worthwhile subject, and the lyrics are really interesting/relatable...but, as a song overall, it just doesn't come together well. Julia seems to have a habit of trying to be more quirky/adventurous with her melodies/song structure (like on Selena's "Bad Liar," Lauv's "No Way," her own "Uh Huh," etc) which is commendable in a sense, but the end result doesn't always work well for me.


                                              Your No. 1 certainly has a cool intro (before it starts sounding more like I'd expect from a metal track) Sharon's voice is as lovely as ever too!
                                              Although I would've loved to see more Ari on your first singles chart after her album release, I am NOT feeling her single selections lately, so I can understand why she doesn't have anything inside your Top 5. I'm glad the public's eating them up (as they should've been doing for years now), but they're not Ari at her best for me.
                                              With certain albums/EPs stealing most of my attention lately, I haven't been checking out as many random new singles from other acts, but I might add "Who Do You Love?" to my library after giving it a quick listen now. I hope their momentum doesn't completely die again right after "Youngblood" became so huge...
                                              • Looks like Ari couldn't quite compete on your albums chart either. That's a rare miss for her here!

                                              Yet another chart that lights up my life, Tancel!
                                              last.fmPaulboard Top 30

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                                              • Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
                                                Hmmm...well, you live on your own, you have your own job/income, you have your own hobbies (like UKMIX and concerts), so you still sound pretty independent to me. In what ways do you feel you depend on him too much? Or is that something he said...?
                                                I'll write you a message later today/tomorrow...

                                                Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
                                                Eh, they're definitely talented, but it's hard to get SUPER excited about a bunch of acappella covers Glee was a bit different, since that was a weekly TV show with characters you grew to know/love, and the songs they covered often tied into the story arcs...but with Pentatonix, it was mostly just "cool, sounds great, but I'll go back to the original version now." It's impressive how massive they've becoming sticking mostly to covers (with a few original tunes sprinkled in), so kudos to them for finding such a winning formula!
                                                Ah, I get your point! As you know (I guess?) my partner has an acapella band and he’s quite a big Pentatonix fan, so that’s probably one of the reasons why I got a little bit more into the band as of lately. Funny that you’re mentioning Glee as I was randomly watching a few videos about the show on YouTube over the weekend (like some ranking videos about the best performances and stuff like that). That was a hype that completely missed me back then, but it also wasn’t that popular over here while from what I remember it was HUGE in the US. As for the success, I feel like that’s also slowing down lately, I think they’re already past of their peak (it also doesn’t help they basically released or re-released a Christmas album for like five consecutive years now).

                                                Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
                                                Yeah, Facebook has become SUCH a different beast over the past 15ish years. I remember needing a college email address to even join It's hard to know what all of those trolls are thinking, but for some of them, I imagine it's just a really easy opportunity to dump on other people instead of actually facing/dealing with their own problems. Making someone else feel worse online is a quick rush/cheap thrill and (briefly) distracts them from their own misery.
                                                Oh really? Haha… honestly, I’ve only joined in 2010, so I was actually ‘very’ late with Facebook (compared to most other people around my/our age). True. I just wonder if they’re really thinking like that or if they just like it that they can throw some shade towards others without consequences.

                                                Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
                                                That totally makes sense, and it's been similar for me! I've been checking out way more full albums compared to when I'd have to go out and purchase each new one individually.
                                                …and is this a good development for you or not?
                                                I’m asking because I still haven’t figured it out if I like that or not…

                                                Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
                                                Makes sense. I guess I thought "Break Free" might've re-entered at least a few times over the years (since it seems like "Symphony" is always popping up again...)
                                                Interestingly, it only re-entered once for four weeks, I think it was following the Manchester terrorist attack. Nothing ever since… maybe later this year following a concert effect.

                                                Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
                                                Woah! I didn't realize things had changed that much, but I'm glad you've developed such a fondness for Sweetener. It's probably still my least favorite of hers (too soon too tell with TUN) but it's certainly not a disaster, and there's plenty to enjoy beyond the solid singles (like "Goodnight N Go," "Everytime," "Better Off," "Get Well Soon").
                                                Ok, so while you’re surprised that it’s my favorite album of hers, I’m surprised it’s your least favorite! First, to be honest, her discography is already so strong, so it’s really tough to say which one is the best and worst. Second, it’s the most recent one (“Thank U, Next” is still too new IMO) so that usually gives it a bonus. Maybe I’ll think differently in a few years.
                                                I also need to revisit “Yours Truly” as I usually pay that one dust.

                                                Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
                                                Ha, well...I guess I expected closer to Charli XCX or Tove, since I associated her with the songs they've done together (and I think she even sounds a bit like Tove on the Clean Bandit track)...or closer to other European dance acts, like Inna.
                                                Ah, sounds comprehensibly.

                                                Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
                                                Thanks for the screenshot! I haven't been paying as much attention to them in recent years either. Their last big hits on my chart were "Counting Stars" and "If I Lose Myself." "Apologize" is a fun throwback that would've charted if I had one back then. That longevity for "Counting Stars," though!
                                                Did you check out some stuff from their last album “Oh My My”?
                                                Haha yeah, “Counting Stars” was a beast. The first time I heard it I fell in love with it and was so happy when they released it as a single a few weeks later. It’s one of the songs that crossed 1,000 points on my charts

                                                Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
                                                Ouch...but I kind of feel you there. "Anxiety" deals with such a worthwhile subject, and the lyrics are really interesting/relatable...but, as a song overall, it just doesn't come together well. Julia seems to have a habit of trying to be more quirky/adventurous with her melodies/song structure (like on Selena's "Bad Liar," Lauv's "No Way," her own "Uh Huh," etc) which is commendable in a sense, but the end result doesn't always work well for me.
                                                Hm. I forgot to mention that I actually love the message of the song, but as you say, as a song overall it does nothing for me. It’s so sad, as ‘Anxiety’ would be a fantastic theme for a song and they could have made a strong pop tune out of this.

                                                Originally posted by phoenix98 View Post
                                                Your No. 1 certainly has a cool intro (before it starts sounding more like I'd expect from a metal track) Sharon's voice is as lovely as ever too!
                                                Although I would've loved to see more Ari on your first singles chart after her album release, I am NOT feeling her single selections lately, so I can understand why she doesn't have anything inside your Top 5. I'm glad the public's eating them up (as they should've been doing for years now), but they're not Ari at her best for me.
                                                With certain albums/EPs stealing most of my attention lately, I haven't been checking out as many random new singles from other acts, but I might add "Who Do You Love?" to my library after giving it a quick listen now. I hope their momentum doesn't completely die again right after "Youngblood" became so huge...
                                                • Looks like Ari couldn't quite compete on your albums chart either. That's a rare miss for her here!

                                                Yet another chart that lights up my life, Tancel!
                                                Thanks a lot for checking it out <3

                                                Good to hear that about the latest singles by Ariana, as I’m feeling completely the same. This era seems kinda lackluster when it comes to them, especially compared to the amazing single choices of her last three albums. I feel kinda sad these are the songs the public gets to know the most now, as she had so many gems in her discography yet it’s “7 Rings” or “Break Up…” that become her biggest hits?

                                                Nice that you’re enjoying “Who Do You Love?”. Unfortunately, after just one week, I’m already quite over it. I feel like The Chainsmokers became too predictable. I do wish it will end up as a hit though simply because of 5 Seconds Of Summer.

                                                Yes, it is. But it adds to the current picture on the singles charts. #2 may end up as its peak as someone else is releasing an album this week and something magical has to happen otherwise a #1 debut for that new release is 100% safe based on anticipation alone.

                                                Thank you so much <3

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