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  • The Florence song is probably on Ramin Djawadi's upcoming score album.
    Don't bother updating your signature if it's a link. It takes you to completely random pages!!!!

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    • Originally posted by heppolo View Post
      1 (NEW) Tarja – Dead Promises
      Chart Run: *1*- / 1w

      A really strong song by Tarja, and already a hit in your chart.

      7 (NEW) Of Monsters And Men – Alligator
      Chart Run: *7*- / 1w

      It's alright, I guess. Gave me almost Tame Impala feeling the first time I've heard it.
      Glad you're enjoying Tarja's "Dead Promises" also that much! Yes, a hit on my charts and I think it will do better than her last two lead singles "No Bitter End" and "Never Enough" as I'm enjoying it more than I enjoyed these two. I was a bit worried at first as her singles from the last year and a half didn't do as well with me as her previous stuff, but I'm glad she released a strong one.

      Never thought about Tame Impala when listening to "Alligator", but to be fair I'm not really familiar with their stuff. Overall a nice return but I expected something stronger, it's too Pop IMO.

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      • Originally posted by Blondini View Post
        The Florence song is probably on Ramin Djawadi's upcoming score album.
        That would fit better than on "For The Throne", so it makes sense.
        Anyways, I still forgot to change the 'Soundtrack' to 'Various Artists' or something else I hope I will think of that when I compile next weeks chart...

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        • really glad to see 'Speak Your Mind' re-entering the charts so high. I really like this album and I am even more excited about future releases by Anne-Marie.

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          • Originally posted by luckyONE View Post
            really glad to see 'Speak Your Mind' re-entering the charts so high. I really like this album and I am even more excited about future releases by Anne-Marie.
            Me too! She really delivered with her debut and it will be exciting to see what she will bring up next. If you have a chance to see her live, I'd really recommend to see her. Her concert last week was amazing (even better than Rita Ora's concert, and I expected it to be the other way)

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            • Originally posted by Tansike View Post
              Oh really? That's pretty cool to know! Also interesting to hear you're always playing Pokémon but no other games... but hey, I'm the same if I play games. Do you have some other consoles besides the Nintendo stuff, like Play Station?
              Yeah, I'm definitely more of a "Pokémon fan" than a true "gamer," if that makes sense (though I'd like to broaden my game selection at least a little at some point). I don't have any other consoles/gaming systems, but I'm pretty sure my bf has them all.

              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
              Wow, that's great! But yeah, I forgot that San Francisco is that LGBT-friendly. So you also grew up there? I guess it must have been cool to grow up somewhere knowing that it's more LGBT-friendly there than it many other places. Yes, plus Switzerland is still on a change, it's a very oldschool country when it comes to things like these. It only started to change a little bit over the last few years, but maybe I've just had the wrong experiences as I never really got into the LGBT community until two years ago.
              I've been in California for a while now (over 10 years), but I actually grew up in a suburb of Chicago (then came to Cali for college, and stayed ever since). **Hug** for you having "the wrong experiences." You mentioned that your brother didn't react super-well when you came out, and you just recently started growing close again - but it seems like you're pretty close with your mom, so has she always been pretty accepting/supportive?

              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
              She's really cool so yeah, a must see for me (plus I already saw her two years ago as the opening artist for Ed Sheeran and already loved it back then). Ah, you know, tickets for concerts are often already a half year or even a year before the actual date available to buy, so I always buy two tickets for the artists I'd like to see. And around two weeks before it finally hap-pens, I search for someone who joins me.
              Ah, that's a really smart system: buy the tickets early, so they're not crazy-expensive, and then figure out the specifics of who you're taking later. I imagine people are even more willing to join you that way (since you already took care of the purchasing part before asking).

              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
              Yes, she was. That's why it's so crazy to me how big she is at the mo-ment when I already followed her when she was more known as a child actress and not a sing-er.
              Was it a similar story with Selena, Demi, and/or Miley for you too? I was more aware of them as actresses than I was of Ari (especially since Hannah Montana was SUCH a pop culture phenomenon), but I never actually watched any of their shows/movies.

              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
              I was actually surprised "Thank U, Next" didn't end up in the finale alongside "7 Rings" or "Break Up" as that was the obvious song to win the whole survivor for me. Since "7 Rings" has been such a hit for her, it's probably more the GP that liked it and not her usual fanbase. It will be interesting how her next album will sound like, I just hope she doesn't go the Ed Sheeran route (having a big hit with the GP from one album = x, then follow it up with an album that completely pleases the GP but not the usual fanbase = Divide).
              "Thank U, Next" VS "Ghostin" would've been my dream finale <3 I wonder if "Thank U, Next" just felt too "old"/over-played for some voters by then? Granted, that didn't stop "Anywhere" from winning the Phoenix Survivor (thankfully).

              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
              Haha... well, I just started to go to the gym again, so maybe in a few months? But thanks, I'm always the most skeptical about myself when it comes to achievements, no matter if big or small ones so it makes sense when I don't really see it as a positive thing reaching 100+ followers. Love that you decided to do an instagram account as well by the way So you decided to get Apple Music, instagram... what's next, Grindr?
              Only if I'm ever close enough to find you on it I do wonder what you use as your default/profile pic on there...

              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
              That's a great point of you as I read somewhere that they changed the sound, but I can't really judge that as I didn't know until last year. So you would say they didn't change the sound with this? Also loving the "Say Something" comparison as it fits perfect-ly.
              I'm definitely no BTS expert, but "Boy With Luv" does seem more like a BTS-type song than a Halsey-type song. When I first saw that Halsey was on the track, I thought they might've made something that sounds more like one of her big radio hits (in order to get BTS more airplay in the US).

              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
              Makes sense and I used to do the same, but there have been so many collaborations lately that I stopped doing it. A feature like that would be so nice, a shame they don't do updates anymore. I really thought after that big change a few years ago they'd start to improve even more, but they're back into the 'standby' mode.
              Yeah. I'm really thankful for the service they provide (especially since I don't pay for it) but they definitely don't seem to innovate/update the site much.

              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
              Glad "Chameleon" has clicked with you (also now that Akini is sup-porting it as well ). But yes, she has peaked for me now but may re-peak once the contest will start. It's just a crazy time overall and already over 200 different songs made my charts in 2019... I feel like all artists that I enjoy release new stuff plus there's plenty of new things too, even my Bubbling Under chart is starting to be overload with songs that would have made my Top40 easily back in the days So the competition is huge this year and a song staying on top for several weeks may be a rare thing.
              Although it hurts a little when that leads to super-short runs like poor "Sixteen," I'm very pro-turnover in general, and I like how 2019's faster turnover + your Bubbling Under chart gives us an even broader picture of all the music you enjoy.

              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
              "Lonely Together" is definitely a weird one and should have been a big hit for me as well, but it kinda never happened because I forgot it? Somehow I never saw it as an of-ficial single and I'm not following the charts as closely as I used to do, so I overlooked it back when it got originally released (also, I think it became a hit on its own and iirc they wanted to push another song as the real single). Especially hearing it on "Phoenix" made me really love the song, but I felt it was way too late for an entry then, but the concert gave me enough reasons to finally let it onto my charts.
              The concert effect basically turned "Lonely Together" into a phoenix!

              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
              Oh, so you don't enjoy "Wow"? I think it may have better longevity than the other two songs had with me (though I said the same about "Don't Worry Bout Me" and it fell A LOT the week afterwards )
              **Nod** It's easily my least favorite of her three latest singles.

              15 No. 1 debuts? Slay, Tarja, slay!
              • DJ-collaborations have gotten some of the biggest concert-effect-boosts lately: Nicki's "Turn Me On," Rita's "Lonely Together," and now "Don't Leave Me Alone." I like all three of those tunes, though, so that's fine with me! It helped DLMA earn a MUCH better peak too <3 On the topic of Anne-Marie, what blocked Speak Your Mind when it debuted at No. 2?
              • "If I Can't Have You" is cute, catchy...but not quite enough to really stand out for me either.
              • Usually I'd be more upset about Kylie missing out on your main chart, but "New York City" is pretty underwhelming (especially as the ONLY new track for a Greatest Hits release).

              Yet another chart that gives me life, Tancel!
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              • Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                Yeah, I'm definitely more of a "Pokémon fan" than a true "gamer," if that makes sense (though I'd like to broaden my game selection at least a little at some point). I don't have any other consoles/gaming systems, but I'm pretty sure my bf has them all.
                That makes absolutely sense as I’d be the same, especially a few years ago when I was really into Pokémon but didn’t play many other games. Ah, just when I read your reply I remembered that we already talked about that iirc so sorry for asking again. Haha, so your bf is a gamer through and through?

                Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                I've been in California for a while now (over 10 years), but I actually grew up in a suburb of Chicago (then came to Cali for college, and stayed ever since). **Hug** for you having "the wrong experiences." You mentioned that your brother didn't react super-well when you came out, and you just recently started growing close again - but it seems like you're pretty close with your mom, so has she always been pretty accepting/supportive?
                Ah cool. Chicago must have been cool as well. I just wondered the distance as I’m not really familiar with what state is where so I found out Chicago and Cali are very distant, so may I ask you why you moved from Chicago to Cali?
                Ah yes, my mom has been very accepting. I never felt like she’s not accepting it or something like that which is pretty cool; it’s always been very normal to her.

                Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                Ah, that's a really smart system: buy the tickets early, so they're not crazy-expensive, and then figure out the specifics of who you're taking later. I imagine people are even more willing to join you that way (since you already took care of the purchasing part before asking).
                Yeah that’s true. But recently it happened that I actually forgot about tickets I bought so I was too late with asking people to come with me, that would be the bad part when it comes to buying them so early and waiting to ask for someone to join me.

                Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                Was it a similar story with Selena, Demi, and/or Miley for you too? I was more aware of them as actresses than I was of Ari (especially since Hannah Montana was SUCH a pop culture phenomenon), but I never actually watched any of their shows/movies.
                Definitely for Selena, a little bit for Miley but not for Demi. As for Selena, I was stanning HARD for her when she was on ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ and was so freaking happy when she decided to pursue a music career as well with Selena Gomez & The Scene back then. That’s also why she was smashing right from the start and I even ordered her album from abroad back then as it wasn’t released until a few months later over here; that was the first time I ordered an album from abroad. As for Miley, the thing with her was that she already combined her music career with her acting career on Hannah Montana, so it feels different in her case as I was stanning for her music and for her series at the same time. Demi’s series never had the same impact as the other two over here and I watched like one or two episodes, that was it. That’s also why it took me a while to get into her…

                Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                "Thank U, Next" VS "Ghostin" would've been my dream finale <3 I wonder if "Thank U, Next" just felt too "old"/over-played for some voters by then? Granted, that didn't stop "Anywhere" from winning the Phoenix Survivor (thankfully).
                Mine probably as well as “Ghostin” definitely stands out from the album tracks while “Thank U, Next” is still my favorite single from that era. That’s a good thought and probably the reason; as for Rita’s survivor, even though “Anywhere” was also ‘old/over-played’, the same could be said about “Let Me Love You” while there wasn’t a current hit from the era at the time of the survivor, so that’s probably why it still was able to win the whole thing.

                Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                Only if I'm ever close enough to find you on it I do wonder what you use as your default/profile pic on there...
                Haha well there is the possibility to watch profiles from other countries/cities as you can search for that… my profile picture is just a face pic from around 2017 so nothing serious

                Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                I'm definitely no BTS expert, but "Boy With Luv" does seem more like a BTS-type song than a Halsey-type song. When I first saw that Halsey was on the track, I thought they might've made something that sounds more like one of her big radio hits (in order to get BTS more airplay in the US).
                Ah yes, that’s true.
                Halsey seems to prepare her third era now as she’s releasing a new single this Friday and with “Without Me” being such a massive hit (still in the Top10 in the US ) I hope she releases a third album soon with “Without Me” on it. If she does that, I’d also love to get a Halsey feat. BTS track following that collaboration on “Boy With Luv” as I’d love to hear the boys on something more Halsey-inspired.

                Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                Yeah. I'm really thankful for the service they provide (especially since I don't pay for it) but they definitely don't seem to innovate/update the site much.
                …and that’s probably why they don’t update it much. If there would be a premium membership where people have to pay something, they probably would do more updates for the site.

                Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                Although it hurts a little when that leads to super-short runs like poor "Sixteen," I'm very pro-turnover in general, and I like how 2019's faster turnover + your Bubbling Under chart gives us an even broader picture of all the music you enjoy.
                Glad you’re enjoying that fast turnover on my charts. You know, I’m always having some statistics and the discographies of the artists in my head, so it feels sad if an artist doesn’t do as well as they used to do and not because I’m liking them less, but because I’m enjoying so many other songs/albums at the moment. A good example would be Kerli or Within Temptation – two artists I ADORED in the past and still do, but they are underperforming a lot compared to their previous release(s). But then that’s probably a similar problem like we were talking about a few weeks ago when it comes to our own charts… it should be fun and not be too serious.

                Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                The concert effect basically turned "Lonely Together" into a phoenix!
                Haha, good one!

                Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                **Nod** It's easily my least favorite of her three latest singles.
                Aww… that’s sad to hear as I’d say it’s my favorite one. But even though I’m enjoying “Wow” it will also suffer a big drop this week… well, at least that’s what I predict as the Eurovision Song Contest starts today and will most likely already have a big impact on this weeks chart… plus some other things going on like Ciara’s album release.

                Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                15 No. 1 debuts? Slay, Tarja, slay!
                • DJ-collaborations have gotten some of the biggest concert-effect-boosts lately: Nicki's "Turn Me On," Rita's "Lonely Together," and now "Don't Leave Me Alone." I like all three of those tunes, though, so that's fine with me! It helped DLMA earn a MUCH better peak too <3 On the topic of Anne-Marie, what blocked Speak Your Mind when it debuted at No. 2?
                • "If I Can't Have You" is cute, catchy...but not quite enough to really stand out for me either.
                • Usually I'd be more upset about Kylie missing out on your main chart, but "New York City" is pretty underwhelming (especially as the ONLY new track for a Greatest Hits release).

                Yet another chart that gives me life, Tancel!
                Yes, she’s the queen of #1 debuts Though she still lacks longevity, she has yet to get a super successful hit like all other of my favorite artists got.

                That’s a great point that I didn’t even realize yet! Funny how those DJ collaboration seem to be my favorite tunes on the concerts this year. Will be interesting if something similar may happen with Maren Morris with “The Middle” as I’m planning to see her concert this Sunday (though it’s still not 100% sure, but she’s pretty unknown over here so I don’t need to hurry things with buy a ticket…). I already knew you’d be very happy to see “Don’t Leave Me Alone” peaking that high this week… to be fair, it definitely deserved a better performance during its first run as it’s a great song actually.
                “Speak Your Mind” got blocked by the second week for “My Indigo”, the solo debut album by Within Temptation’s frontwoman Sharon den Adel / My Indigo.

                Glad to hear we agree on the new singles by Shawn and Kylie. Both could do so much better; though I think “If I Can’t Have You” may still end up on my main chart after a while if it becomes a hit for him.

                Thank you so much

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                    My Charts - week 20/2019 – 16 may 2019 - Eurovision Invasion part one
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                    Singles Top40



                    Spoiler!

                    1 (2) Marina – Superstar
                    Chart Run: 2-2-*1*- / 3w

                    2 (8) Kygo & Rita Ora – Carry On
                    Chart Run: 7-5-8-*2*- / 4w

                    3 (RE) Tamta – Replay
                    Chart Run: 17-15-10-18-23-30-31-Out-RE *3*- / 8w

                    4 (1) Tarja – Dead Promises
                    Chart Run: *1*-4- / 2w

                    5 (RE) Bilal Hassani – Roi
                    Chart Run: 20-35-Out-RE *5*- / 3w

                    6 (NEW) Kate Miller-Heidke – Zero Gravity
                    Chart Run: *6*- / 1w

                    7 (5) Michela – Chameleon
                    Chart Run: 2-*1*-3-5-7- / 5w

                    8 (3) Plastique Tiara – Irresistible
                    Chart Run: *1*-3-8- / 3w

                    9 (RE) Ciara – Thinkin Bout You
                    Chart Run: 39-Out-RE *9*- / 2w

                    10 (4) Ashley Tisdale – Love Me & Let Me Go *P*
                    Chart Run: *1*-1-3-8-11-12-9-7-8-13-18-20-28-37-4-10- / 16w

                    11 (6) Within Temptation – Mad World
                    Chart Run: *1*-3-4-6-11- / 5w

                    12 (NEW) Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra
                    Chart Run: *12*- / 1w

                    13 (7) David Guetta feat. Anne-Marie – Don’t Leave Me Alone
                    Chart Run: 20-30-38-Out-RE 37-35-38-Out-RE *7*-13- / 8w

                    14 (9) Cellar Darling – Freeze
                    Chart Run: *2*-6-9-14- / 4w

                    15 (29) Pápai Joci – Az Én Apám
                    Chart Run: 21-*14*-29-15- / 4w

                    16 (NEW) Zena – Like It
                    Chart Run: *16*- / 1w

                    17 (11) Rudimental & Major Lazer feat. Anne-Marie & Mr Eazi – Let Me Live
                    Chart Run: 35-Out-RE *11*-17- / 3w

                    18 (15) Lena – Don’t Lie To Me *G*
                    Chart Run: 3-3-6-*2*-3-5-10-15-18- / 9w

                    19 (12) Blackpink – Kill This Love
                    Chart Run: 12-5-*4*-8-12-19- / 6w

                    20 (14) Zara Larsson – Wow
                    Chart Run: *11*-14-20- / 3w

                    21 (17) Avicii feat. Rita Ora – Lonely Together
                    Chart Run: *9*-17-21- / 3w

                    22 (NEW) Aly & AJ – Church
                    Chart Run: *22*- / 1w

                    23 (16) Banks – Gimme
                    Chart Run: *16*-23- / 2w

                    24 (31) Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road
                    Chart Run: *24*-26-31-31-24- / 5w

                    25 (RE) Ciara – Dose
                    Chart Run: *25*-Out-RE 25- / 2w

                    26 (RE) Sergey Lazarev – Scream
                    Chart Run: 30-Out-RE *26*- / 2w

                    27 (10) Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends *P*
                    Chart Run: 5-*1*-1-2-3-5-5-6-3-7-6-2-9-18-25-33-Out-RE 10-27- / 18w

                    28 (21) Sofi Tukker – Fantasy
                    Chart Run: 24-36-15-*6*-8-13-21-28- / 8w

                    29 (RE) Duncan Laurence – Arcade
                    Chart Run: 29-40-Out-RE *29*- / 3w

                    30 (13) Ashley Tisdale – Voices In My Head
                    Chart Run: *7*-15-36-Out-RE 13-30- / 5w

                    31 (NEW) Eliot – Wake Up
                    Chart Run: *31*- / 1w

                    32 (25) Mrs. Greenbird – Morals
                    Chart Run: *17*-24-25-32- / 4w

                    33 (24) Billie Eilish – Bad Guy
                    Chart Run: *1*-3-9-10-15-24-33- / 7w

                    34 (36) Keiino – Spirit In The Sky
                    Chart Run: *14*-22-36-34- / 4w

                    35 (40) Mahmood – Soldi
                    Chart Run: *34*-40-35- / 3w

                    36 (NEW) Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl – Sebi
                    Chart Run: *36*- / 1w

                    37 (NEW) Serhat – Say Na Na Na
                    Chart Run: *37*- / 1w

                    38 (19) Anne-Marie – Alarm
                    Chart Run: *15*-22-Out-RE 19-38- / 4w

                    39 (RE) Ciara – Level Up
                    Chart Run: *14*-26-37-Out-RE 39- / 4w

                    40 (NEW) Lake Malawi – Friend Of A Friend
                    Chart Run: *40*- / 1w

                    Out of Top40
                    Out (18) Adel Tawil feat. Peachy – Tu m’appelles (1w)
                    Out (20) Rita Ora – Anywhere *P* (23w)
                    Out (22) BTS feat. Halsey – Boy With Luv (4w)
                    Out (23) Eluveitie – Ambiramus *G* (8w)
                    Out (26) Anne-Marie – Perfect (4w)
                    Out (27) Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios (8w)
                    Out (28) Ellie Goulding – Flux *G* (10w)
                    Out (30) Anne-Marie – Then *G* (13w)
                    Out (32) Mark Ronson feat. Lykke Li – Late Night Feelings (4w)
                    Out (33) Billie Eilish – Bury A Friend (11w)
                    Out (34) Robinson – Karma (2w)
                    Out (35) Lizzo – Juice (3w)
                    Out (37) Rita Ora – Let You Love Me *G* (14w)
                    Out (38) Christina Perri – Tiny Victories (1w)
                    Out (39) Rita Ora – I Will Never Let You Down *G* (17w)

                    New certifications
                    none

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                      My Charts - week 20/2019 – 16 may 2019 - Eurovision Invasion part one
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                      Album Top20



                      Spoiler!

                      1 (1) Ashley Tisdale – Symptoms
                      Chart Run: *1*-1- / 2w

                      2 (5) Eurovision Song Contest 2019
                      Chart Run: *1*-3-5-2- / 4w

                      3 (NEW) Ciara – Beauty Marks
                      Chart Run: *3*- / 1w

                      4 (2) Marina – Love + Fear
                      Chart Run: *1*-2-4- / 3w

                      5 (NEW) Aly & AJ – Sanctuary EP
                      Chart Run: *5*- / 1w

                      6 (NEW) James Bay – Oh My Messy Mind EP
                      Chart Run: *6*- / 1w

                      7 (3) Anne-Marie – Speak Your Mind *G*
                      Chart Run: *2*-4-6-6-8-9-9-11-16-Out-RE 15-13-16-18-Out-RE 3-7- / 15w

                      8 (4) P!nk – Hurts 2B Human
                      Chart Run: *2*-4-8- / 3w

                      9 (8) Lena – Only Love, L
                      Chart Run: *2*-2-3-6-8-9- / 6w

                      10 (9) Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? *G*
                      Chart Run: *1*-3-3-4-8-9-10- / 7w

                      11 (7) Various Artists – For The Throne
                      Chart Run: *4*-7-11- / 3w

                      12 (NEW) Bilal Hassani – Kingdom
                      Chart Run: *12*- / 1w

                      13 (10) Eluveitie – Ategnatos
                      Chart Run: *1*-1-2-7-10-13- / 6w

                      14 (6) Passenger – Sometimes It’s Something, Sometimes It’s Nothing At All
                      Chart Run: *6*-14- / 2w

                      15 (13) Mrs. Greenbird – Dark Waters
                      Chart Run: *5*-10-13-15- / 4w

                      16 (17) Lizzo – Cuz I Love U
                      Chart Run: *11*-16-17-16- / 4w

                      17 (14) Kerli – Shadow Works *G*
                      Chart Run: *1*-1-1-1-2-3-4-5-8-11-14-17- / 12w

                      18 (12) Cellar Darling – The Spell *G*
                      Chart Run: *1*-2-6-7-10-9-12-18- / 8w

                      19 (11) Rita Ora – Phoenix *P*
                      Chart Run: *1*-2-1-5-8-2-2-4-6-6-9-11-16-Out-RE 13-18-Out-RE 5-11-19- / 18w

                      20 (15) BTS – Map Of The Soul: Persona
                      Chart Run: *4*-12-13-15-20- / 5w

                      Out of Top20
                      Out (16) Tarja – The Shadow Self *P* (33w)
                      Out (18) Blackpink – Kill This Love EP (5w)
                      Out (19) Tarja – Colours In The Dark *2xP* (40w)
                      Out (20) Within Temptation – Resist *G* (14w)

                      New certifications
                      “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” by Billie Eilish goes GOLD (100+ points)

                      Click here for the Certification Database

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                        My Charts - week 20/2019 – 16 may 2019 - Eurovision Invasion part one
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                        Bubbling Under



                        Spoiler!

                        1 (1) Ashley Tisdale – Insomnia
                        Chart Run: *1*-1- / 2w

                        2 (NEW) Chingiz – Truth
                        Chart Run: *2*- / 1w

                        3 (NEW) Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care
                        Chart Run: *3*- / 1w

                        4 (3) Marina – Karma
                        Chart Run: *2*-3-4- / 3w

                        5 (2) Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You
                        Chart Run: *2*-5- / 2w

                        6 (NEW) Katerin Duska – Better Love
                        Chart Run: *6*- / 1w

                        7 (NEW) Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman – Look Away
                        Chart Run: *7*- / 1w

                        8 (5) Iggy Azalea – Started
                        Chart Run: *5*-8- / 2w

                        9 (RE) Kerli – Where The Dark Things Are
                        Chart Run: *1*-1-1-1-3-2-5-6-Out-RE 9- / 9w

                        10 (NEW) Victor Crone – Storm
                        Chart Run: *10*- / 1w

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                        • 12 (NEW) Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra
                          Chart Run: *12*- / 1w



                          the beat and the instrumental in general are lovely


                          Bubbling under

                          10 (NEW) Victor Crone – Storm
                          Chart Run: *10*- / 1w

                          Charm offensive + Avicii nostalgia.
                          Waffles are checked cookies

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                          • ^ I knew you would enjoy that good debut for Hatari I'm currently discovering more and more entries that I enjoy a lot from this years contest though, so #12 may be their peak (unless I get back into the song again tomorrow, which may happen...).

                            Yes, the instrumental is fantastic. I love the growls too but it's actually the instrumental that I'm enjoying the most in that song, with the high voice being my least favorite part (though they're still good).

                            Still don't see how Estonia made it to the finals instead of some other great entries after that live performance, but the studio version was nice enough.

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                            • Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                              That makes absolutely sense as I’d be the same, especially a few years ago when I was really into Pokémon but didn’t play many other games. Ah, just when I read your reply I remembered that we already talked about that iirc so sorry for asking again. Haha, so your bf is a gamer through and through?
                              Ha, no worries - I'm sure I've asked some repeat questions over the years of us interacting every week. He's definitely more of a gamer than I am, though he does seem to jump from game-to-game a lot, so I'm not sure how many he truly finishes. He was playing Apex Legends every single night for a while, but I don't think he's touched it at all the past couple weeks (granted, that's the type of game that's never completely "finished," like Fortnite or Overwatch). Has your partner been playing anything lately?

                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                              Ah cool. Chicago must have been cool as well. I just wondered the distance as I’m not really familiar with what state is where so I found out Chicago and Cali are very distant, so may I ask you why you moved from Chicago to Cali?

                              Ah yes, my mom has been very accepting. I never felt like she’s not accepting it or something like that which is pretty cool; it’s always been very normal to her.
                              I only applied to colleges outside Illinois, since I figured college was the perfect opportunity to try living in a different environment. California was especially appealing, since it's generally more liberal/open, contains several major cities, and a VERY different climate than the midwest.

                              Aw, that's amazing <3 Speaking of repeat questions, I might've asked this at some point before, but when/how did you come out to her?

                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                              Yeah that’s true. But recently it happened that I actually forgot about tickets I bought so I was too late with asking people to come with me, that would be the bad part when it comes to buying them so early and waiting to ask for someone to join me.
                              Ah, that's definitely a downside. Though I think you've mentioned that you still enjoy going by yourself sometimes too, so even the "worst case scenario" isn't so bad? (Well, besides paying for a second ticket you didn't end up using).

                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                              Definitely for Selena, a little bit for Miley but not for Demi. As for Selena, I was stanning HARD for her when she was on ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ and was so freaking happy when she decided to pursue a music career as well with Selena Gomez & The Scene back then. That’s also why she was smashing right from the start and I even ordered her album from abroad back then as it wasn’t released until a few months later over here; that was the first time I or-dered an album from abroad. As for Miley, the thing with her was that she already combined her music career with her acting career on Hannah Montana, so it feels different in her case as I was stanning for her music and for her series at the same time. Demi’s series never had the same impact as the other two over here and I watched like one or two episodes, that was it. That’s also why it took me a while to get into her…
                              Ooh, so you were a big Victorious AND Wizards fan! I vaguely recall you expressing a lot of love for "Falling Down" before, so that makes even more sense now. It's awesome that you were a dedicated enough fan to order the Kiss & Tell import! Did you ever buy the European version as well, for collector's sake? I think they have different covers, at least (and probably some bonus tracks too?) I can't remember the very first album I ever ordered from overseas, but it was probably something of Kylie's.

                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                              Mine probably as well as “Ghostin” definitely stands out from the al-bum tracks while “Thank U, Next” is still my favorite single from that era. That’s a good thought and probably the reason; as for Rita’s survivor, even though “Anywhere” was also ‘old/over-played’, the same could be said about “Let Me Love You” while there wasn’t a current hit from the era at the time of the survivor, so that’s probably why it still was able to win the whole thing.
                              That's a great point, and makes me wonder if "Only Want You" would've gone even further if it had been a bigger hit on official charts while the Survivor was running.

                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                              Haha well there is the possibility to watch profiles from other countries/cities as you can search for that… my profile picture is just a face pic from around 2017 so nothing serious
                              Really? I always thought you could only see profiles within X miles of your current location, but can you actually search for anyone on the planet as long as you know their username? Granted, now that you've mentioned you're not showing any skin in your default pic, I won't bother anyway...

                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                              …and that’s probably why they don’t update it much. If there would be a premium membership where people have to pay something, they probably would do more updates for the site.
                              I think last.fm does offer something like that, but I'm not sure if the incentives are worth it.

                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                              Glad you’re enjoying that fast turnover on my charts. You know, I’m always having some statistics and the discographies of the artists in my head, so it feels sad if an artist doesn’t do as well as they used to do and not because I’m liking them less, but because I’m enjoying so many other songs/albums at the moment. A good example would be Kerli or Within Temptation – two artists I ADORED in the past and still do, but they are underperforming a lot com-pared to their previous release(s). But then that’s probably a similar problem like we were talking about a few weeks ago when it comes to our own charts… it should be fun and not be too serious.
                              Yeah, the context of when songs were released/what else was going on at the same time can really make a difference in their performance, and that isn't always clear just by looking at peaks/chart runs in a discography. Timing and competition have certainly impacted songs on my chart too.

                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                              Aww… that’s sad to hear as I’d say it’s my favorite one. But even though I’m enjoying “Wow” it will also suffer a big drop this week… well, at least that’s what I predict as the Eurovision Song Contest starts today and will most likely already have a big impact on this weeks chart… plus some other things going on like Ciara’s album release.
                              So you definitely prefer "Wow" to both "Ruin My Life" and "Don't Worry Bout Me"? I didn't expect that! I know you weren't crazy about the first two singles, but I didn't think you'd consider "Wow" to be a (big?) improvement.

                              Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                              That’s a great point that I didn’t even realize yet! Funny how those DJ collaboration seem to be my favorite tunes on the concerts this year. Will be interesting if some-thing similar may happen with Maren Morris with “The Middle” as I’m planning to see her concert this Sunday (though it’s still not 100% sure, but she’s pretty unknown over here so I don’t need to hurry things with buy a ticket…). I already knew you’d be very happy to see “Don’t Leave Me Alone” peaking that high this week… to be fair, it definitely deserved a better performance during its first run as it’s a great song actually.


                              • Surprised to see both "Superstar" and "Carry On" reach new heights just as Eurovision hype kicks into high gear! Did you watch Detective Pikachu?
                              • Does this impressive re-entry mean "Replay" replaced "Chameleon" as your top-pick heading into the contest? Both of those tunes seem more interesting and infectious than the actual winner...
                              • ...which was apparently "Arcade"? I just checked it out after it debuted inside Akini's latest Top 5, and it's nice enough, but it kind of blurs right into other recent sad-boy-smashes like "Be Alright" and "Someone You Loved" for me. Wikipedia says that Duncan identifies as bi, and it's always encouraging to see a member of the LGBTQ+ community achieving such success (especially on an international level like this) - so "yay" for that!
                              • I think you mentioned somewhere that "I Don't Care" was yet another underwhelming recent pop release for you, but it still hurts to see it miss your Top 40 entirely I'm digging it, and bummed that "Old Town Road" will almost certainly block it from No. 1 on the next Hot 100.

                              Yet another stellar chart, Marsike!
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                              • Hi Tansike <3

                                So after months of build up, eurovision is over for another year! But i'm now in my post-live final listening phase and well, let's just say its likely that the impact could be more impressive compared to previous years.

                                3 (RE) Tamta – Replay

                                I loved this when Cyprus first unveiled their entry. Thankfully Tamta redeemed herself in the live final, i thought that performance was so much better than the semi final. It's still not a patch on Fuego though, i think Eleni's song will be a eurovision staple for years to come even if it did finished second last year.

                                5 (RE) Bilal Hassani – Roi

                                I kinda liked this song more over time but its never been one of my absolute favourites ever since i first checked it out. I will admit i expected France to do better on televoting though.

                                6 (NEW) Kate Miller-Heidke – Zero Gravity

                                What a transformation in just a number of days. I really didn't rate this song highly at first but i've never considered opera and dance a convincing combination. Then i watched that semi final performance and i was truly MIND BLOWN watching the much improved staging. I think the fact it was originally staged similarly to Estonia 2018 put me off somewhat. But wow Australia sure turned things around and it's become one of my favourites.

                                7 (5) Michela – Chameleon

                                Aww Michaela i think ended up suffering from performing first. By the time we got Spain, i suspect Malta's entry was long gone from many peoples memory. I still think it's a great track and i genuinely believe had Michaela been on in the second half, she would've got more televotes.

                                12 (NEW) Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra

                                The backing music is amazing, so fizzy and quirky. I even think the chorus is catchy and there's no denying Hatari are visually very striking to watch. But it's the harshness of the shouting vocals that detracts my affection from the song. I totally understand their concept but from a musical point of view, that's the one thing that misses the mark for me.

                                15 (29) Pápai Joci – Az Én Apám

                                Gosh at Hungary failing to qualify. I expected Pápai to qualify for the live final.

                                16 (NEW) Zena – Like It

                                This was the big surprise at the semi finals as i hadn't been fussed either way beforehand. I do think the vocals were less impressive at the live final and that kinda made me lost faith in the song.

                                26 (RE) Sergey Lazarev – Scream

                                Not gonna lie i'm happy Russia came 3rd. That's still an excellent position for any country to manage in the final but of the top 5 on the final scoreboard, Scream is quite comfortably my least favourite. It doesn't mean i dislike the song, it does have some charm but as a ballad i didn't feel overcome with emotion compared to the first time i listened to Arcade. As someone who champions pure pop, i'm firmly sticking by You are the only one as being Sergey's best eurovision entry.

                                29 (RE) Duncan Laurence – Arcade

                                ...and here it is!!!!! I'm so delighted Duncan won as i've loved this song pretty much since it was revealed as the Netherlands entry. My favourite winner since Portugal, which curiously since i started my own chart this was my fave since 2015. It seems every other i'm not as on board with the winner (i also preferred The Common Linnets over Conchitta Wurst in 2014) so by my reckoning i should be disappointed with next year's winner.

                                31 (NEW) Eliot – Wake Up

                                Aww this could've been so much better had Eliot been a solid competent singer. I do think his youth and inexperience as a performance ultimately got the better of him. A shame because from what i've seen on YouTube he's such an incredibly humbled genuinely lovely young guy and i adore him as a person. It's just a shame his vocals in the semi final weren't up to scratch. Oh, and i echo everyone who said the staging was terrible.

                                34 (36) Keiino – Spirit In The Sky

                                Winners of the televote, a moral victory for Keiino. I've got over the chanting section of the song and just completely enjoy the track for being truly eurovision in every way possible. I know you've commented on how much the female singer sounds like the uncredited female vocalists on Alan Walker tracks, and it's actually true about how similar their tones are. This is such a happy uplifting party track.

                                35 (40) Mahmood – Soldi

                                My other big favourite from this years eurovision has been Mahmood. There's something incredibly captivating about Soldi whilst also being amazingly really well written song. I even love the tribal undertones in the song, there's like an indian drum sound which makes the song sound more exotic that it probably is.

                                36 (NEW) Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl – Sebi

                                This is really pleasant and totally chilled out. Perhaps a tad too chilled for me. I like this until the second verse, but then i start to lose interest slightly. Had the song built up to a bigger crescendo ending i'm sure i would've liked this song even more.

                                37 (NEW) Serhat – Say Na Na Na

                                Ahh Serhat, the king of cheese. The song is without question one of the catchiest but those vocals are difficult to iisten too. Such a deep voice, it's actually slightly eerie.

                                40 (NEW) Lake Malawi – Friend Of A Friend
                                Chart Run: *40*- / 1w

                                I wasn't overly sold on this initially but i did slowly come round to the song. I still wouldn't say it's in my favourites list. The guys in Lake Malawi are so cute though (predictable shameless twink comment).

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                                • 6 (NEW) Kate Miller-Heidke – Zero Gravity
                                  10 (4) Ashley Tisdale – Love Me & Let Me Go *P*
                                  22 (NEW) Aly & AJ – Church
                                  34 (36) Keiino – Spirit In The Sky
                                  36 (NEW) Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl – Sebi

                                  As usual lots of songs I haven't heard (and a lot of so-so or bad ESC entries), but these are the highlights for me. Great to see Aly & AJ! (And the EP too, which I almost haven't listened properly to yet.)

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                                  • Aw, my favourite ESC song - "Too Late for Love" - isn't here, but glad that you've got a lot of the others!

                                    1 (2) Marina – Superstar
                                    2 (8) Kygo & Rita Ora – Carry On
                                    7 (5) Michela – Chameleon
                                    16 (NEW) Zena – Like It
                                    14 (31) Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road
                                    26 (RE) Sergey Lazarev – Scream
                                    29 (RE) Duncan Laurence – Arcade
                                    33 (24) Billie Eilish – Bad Guy
                                    34 (36) Keiino – Spirit In The Sky
                                    35 (40) Mahmood – Soldi
                                    39 (RE) Ciara – Level Up
                                    40 (NEW) Lake Malawi – Friend Of A Friend

                                    Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                                    Yes, I went to see her live and it was very cool! "Anywhere" and "I Will Never Let You Down" are actually also my favorite songs from her, unfortunately the performance of the latter wasn't as amazing as I was hoping for. Glad you checked out "Superstar", but kinda sad to hear it was just okay for you as I think it's quite magical. I don't really remember if you were into her past stuff as well or not, but I feel like she sounds like she did on her second album which is a big plus for me.
                                    Yeah, I liked both Electra Heart and Froot. "Froot" is probably the best thing she's done - either that or "Primadonna".

                                    Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                                    Haha... it's really a disappointing return for her. Can't believe she's also one of the pop stars who disappoint with their new stuff (next to Zara Larsson, Carly Rae Jepsen or Ellie Goulding)
                                    Carly Rae's album delivered for me, though!

                                    Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                                    Mine as well, so that's not a good sign for "Chameleon" Fingers crossed for the best... we still never saw her performing it live, so I'm excited to see how her rehearsals went.
                                    It wasn't a great night for her.

                                    Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                                    YASSSSSSSSSSSSS
                                    So happy to hear that!
                                    Did it just click with you someday or how did it happen?
                                    I think parts of 2019 were just a lot happier than most of 2018, so I felt like I could relate more to the lyrics.
                                    Akini's Top 100 Albums of the Decade: [2-1!]

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                                    • Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                                      Ha, no worries - I'm sure I've asked some repeat questions over the years of us interacting every week. He's definitely more of a gamer than I am, though he does seem to jump from game-to-game a lot, so I'm not sure how many he truly finishes. He was playing Apex Legends every single night for a while, but I don't think he's touched it at all the past couple weeks (granted, that's the type of game that's never completely "finished," like Fortnite or Overwatch). Has your partner been playing anything lately?


                                      Oh, he sounds similar to my partner who also jumps from game-to-game a lot, like during one phase he's obsessed with a game only to not touch it at all out of a sudden and being obsessed with another game. My partner is currently playing Diablo a lot and was obsessed with Division 2 lately, but I didn't see him playing that one for like two weeks now so I guess he has moved on from that

                                      Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                                      I only applied to colleges outside Illinois, since I figured college was the perfect opportunity to try living in a different environment. California was especially appealing, since it's generally more liberal/open, contains several major cities, and a VERY different climate than the midwest.

                                      Aw, that's amazing <3 Speaking of repeat questions, I might've asked this at some point before, but when/how did you come out to her?
                                      Sounds so cool!
                                      I really have to say the school system from the US overall sounds very interesting and I would have loved going to a college as well. Of course I only know it from movies but it always looks so cool with all the groups, teen-dramas and stuff like that How does a college exactly work if I may ask? Do you have to pay for it, or do you have to do a test for it to get into it... and it sounded like you're sleeping in some kind of an accommodation, so you don't need to find a place to stay or something?

                                      I came out to her around two months after I turned 18, as I came together with my first boyfriend a month after I turned 18 and it was so obvious that I'm having 'someone' as we were calling each other a lot, we actually were on the telephone for at least an hour every evening and while I used to stay at home the whole weekend before I met him, I suddenly left on Friday and came home on Sunday every weekend... so I kinda 'had' to tell her what's going on shortly after I got to know him. But it was more like a 'oh btw, I'm having a boyfriend' and that was basically it - it wasn't a 'mom, let's sit down, I have something to tell you... I'm gay' situation.
                                      How about you if I may ask?

                                      Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                                      Ah, that's definitely a downside. Though I think you've mentioned that you still enjoy going by yourself sometimes too, so even the "worst case scenario" isn't so bad? (Well, besides paying for a second ticket you didn't end up using).
                                      Well, it only happened once so far that I went to a concert by myself (Evanescence). But what annoys me more is when plans get changed so spontaneously that I can't go at all even though I'd have tickets - this already happened twice

                                      Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                                      Ooh, so you were a big Victorious AND Wizards fan! I vaguely recall you expressing a lot of love for "Falling Down" before, so that makes even more sense now. It's awesome that you were a dedicated enough fan to order the Kiss & Tell import! Did you ever buy the European version as well, for collector's sake? I think they have different covers, at least (and probably some bonus tracks too?) I can't remember the very first album I ever ordered from overseas, but it was probably something of Kylie's.
                                      Yep... I'd love to say 'big childhood memories' but I wasn't even a child anymore when I watched these shows Still loved them! Yeah, I bought the European version of "Kiss & Tell" as well so I have both covers in my collection <3 But there weren't bonus tracks on this one... maybe a remix of "Naturally" but I'm not even sure about that one. Kylie would have been a great choice!
                                      But may I ask how you discovered Kylie? I mean, even though she's considered a legend everywhere in the world, she is shockingly unpopular in the US, no?

                                      Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                                      Really? I always thought you could only see profiles within X miles of your current location, but can you actually search for anyone on the planet as long as you know their username? Granted, now that you've mentioned you're not showing any skin in your default pic, I won't bother anyway...
                                      Ah no, you don't have to know their usernames, but you can choose a location and it shows the profiles near to that location - and you can search whatever you want. Haha...

                                      Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                                      I think last.fm does offer something like that, but I'm not sure if the incentives are worth it.
                                      Oh, I had no idea something like that exists there - but it doesn't really make much sense as you don't get much. At least it seems so for me

                                      Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                                      Yeah, the context of when songs were released/what else was going on at the same time can really make a difference in their performance, and that isn't always clear just by looking at peaks/chart runs in a discography. Timing and competition have certainly impacted songs on my chart too.
                                      True. The upcoming week will be horrible for statistics as there'll be some HUGE drops on my charts... thankfully I can't name many songs that were really affected by things like that so far so it always seems worse in the actual moment than it is when it happened weeks ago and I'm looking at the situation from a more neutral way. One case I'm still sad about is "Poker Face" for example which somehow ended up as one of Lady Gaga's least successful songs ever on my charts even though I adored it a lot back then.

                                      Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                                      So you definitely prefer "Wow" to both "Ruin My Life" and "Don't Worry Bout Me"? I didn't expect that! I know you weren't crazy about the first two singles, but I didn't think you'd consider "Wow" to be a (big?) improvement.
                                      Right now I do, yes, but "Don't Worry Bout Me" comes close with "Ruin My Life" being clearly my least fave of them all. But even "Wow" is weaker than most of her last album, so that whole era has been a mess for me so far and I'm really worried when it comes to Zara. I really thought she'd come back with a banger and get a proper & successful second era. Will be interesting to see if Dua will do it better.

                                      Originally posted by crystalphoenix View Post
                                      • Surprised to see both "Superstar" and "Carry On" reach new heights just as Eurovision hype kicks into high gear! Did you watch Detective Pikachu?
                                      • Does this impressive re-entry mean "Replay" replaced "Chameleon" as your top-pick heading into the contest? Both of those tunes seem more interesting and infectious than the actual winner...
                                      • ...which was apparently "Arcade"? I just checked it out after it debuted inside Akini's latest Top 5, and it's nice enough, but it kind of blurs right into other recent sad-boy-smashes like "Be Alright" and "Someone You Loved" for me. Wikipedia says that Duncan identifies as bi, and it's always encouraging to see a member of the LGBTQ+ community achieving such success (especially on an international level like this) - so "yay" for that!
                                      • I think you mentioned somewhere that "I Don't Care" was yet another underwhelming recent pop release for you, but it still hurts to see it miss your Top 40 entirely I'm digging it, and bummed that "Old Town Road" will almost certainly block it from No. 1 on the next Hot 100.

                                      Yet another stellar chart, Marsike!
                                      I did, actually already a week and a half ago, so that's kinda why "Carry On" reached a new peak last week. Did you see it as well? It's lovely!

                                      The first Semi Final was on Tuesday last week so it affected last weeks chart, and Tamta's "Replay" was part of that Semi Final while Michela was part of the second Semi Final on Thursday evening, so after I posted the chart. So that's why Tamta was higher, because she got a big boost through the first Semi but overall I still preferred "Chameleon" for the contest overall. Very glad to hear you enjoyed them more than the actual winner

                                      Yes, "Arcade" won. It's a good song and he slayed his performance, but I'm happy the most for the Netherlands as I'm loving the country and they finally deserved a victory again (the last time they won was over 40 years ago!). Interestingly, the LGBTQ+ community was very successful at the contest this year, like Mahmood (Italy, #2), Sergey Lazarev (Russia, #3; not official though, but there are heavy rumors) and the main singer from Keiino (Norway, #5).

                                      Yep, I'm very disappointed in "I Don't Care" but my partner is loving it so there's still a chance I may get into it as well. Honestly, I'm so happy for "Old Town Road" to block Taylor, Shawn and Ed & Justin, what a huge achievement for someone with his debut single (and for a former forum stan like we are - Lil Nas X was actually a big Nicki Minaj stan, had a very popular Twitter stan account and was even a member on ATRL) Plus I have to admit I'm enjoying "Old Town Road" a lot more than all these songs as well, they were all disappointing while OTR is surprisingly fresh and likable.

                                      Thank you

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                                      • Originally posted by JakeP View Post
                                        Hi Tansike <3

                                        So after months of build up, eurovision is over for another year! But i'm now in my post-live final listening phase and well, let's just say its likely that the impact could be more impressive compared to previous years.
                                        Hey Jake!

                                        Yes, it's always over way too fast, isn't it? But I loved this years edition after all. My anticipation before the contest was as low as it wasn't for years so I was kinda worried, but now I have to admit it was a very strong year. Thanks for taking the time and leave a comment on here The next chart (comes tomorrow) will be even fuller with ESC tracks by the way

                                        Originally posted by JakeP View Post
                                        3 (RE) Tamta – Replay

                                        I loved this when Cyprus first unveiled their entry. Thankfully Tamta redeemed herself in the live final, i thought that performance was so much better than the semi final. It's still not a patch on Fuego though, i think Eleni's song will be a eurovision staple for years to come even if it did finished second last year.
                                        Ok, first, I agree on Eleni being an ESC staple now. I mean, her short performance on the Final was one of the clear highlights this year and she may end up as yet another Verka, so one of the rare cases when the runner-up will be more known and loved by ESC people than the winner that year. Second, I agree, "Replay" isn't as strong as "Fuego" but Tamta still delivered in the Final. Also love the song in general (studio version), it's just a great pop tune and I'm always here for that. Even though a result similar to Eleni wasn't possible, Cyprus still did very good compared to their previous positions pre Eleni.

                                        Originally posted by JakeP View Post
                                        5 (RE) Bilal Hassani – Roi

                                        I kinda liked this song more over time but its never been one of my absolute favourites ever since i first checked it out. I will admit i expected France to do better on televoting though.
                                        Me too when it comes to televoting, but his voice wasn't as strong as usual during the performance so I got the poor results. It seemed like he was kinda sick because he delivered a better vocal performance in the Semi Final (IMO). Anyways, this song wasn't on my radar for some time, but I loved his short interview during the first Semi plus I suddenly got obsessed with "Roi" on Wednesday evening / Thursday morning last week, so he actually moved up quite a few spots during the last minutes before posting my charts

                                        Originally posted by JakeP View Post
                                        6 (NEW) Kate Miller-Heidke – Zero Gravity

                                        What a transformation in just a number of days. I really didn't rate this song highly at first but i've never considered opera and dance a convincing combination. Then i watched that semi final performance and i was truly MIND BLOWN watching the much improved staging. I think the fact it was originally staged similarly to Estonia 2018 put me off somewhat. But wow Australia sure turned things around and it's become one of my favourites.
                                        Yes! That's what I'm loving about the ESC! A country where people thought it may be a non-qualifier becomes one of the favorites to win the whole thing. The staging was PERFECT plus Kate seems sooo lovely. Kate can be so proud and Australia should be proud as well - though it's weird how she ended up 9th just like Isaiah

                                        Originally posted by JakeP View Post
                                        7 (5) Michela – Chameleon

                                        Aww Michaela i think ended up suffering from performing first. By the time we got Spain, i suspect Malta's entry was long gone from many peoples memory. I still think it's a great track and i genuinely believe had Michaela been on in the second half, she would've got more televotes.
                                        Agreed. At first I was happy how well she did with juries as I thought she will get more points through televoting than through juries, but then they announced 20 points for her and my reaction was similar to hers Plus let's be honest, she lacked stage presence and didn't really sell the song. Someone like Zena (when it comes to stage presence / energy) would have slayed that performance and it would have get a much better result.

                                        Originally posted by JakeP View Post
                                        12 (NEW) Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra

                                        The backing music is amazing, so fizzy and quirky. I even think the chorus is catchy and there's no denying Hatari are visually very striking to watch. But it's the harshness of the shouting vocals that detracts my affection from the song. I totally understand their concept but from a musical point of view, that's the one thing that misses the mark for me.
                                        Haha... no surprise there, and as I said on the ESC topic I'm obviously loving the shouting vocals. But there's still something missing in this for me, there are quite a few ESC tracks that I enjoy a lot more. Definitely a deserved Top10 placement - for its staging alone - but I'm okay they didn't end up with a better result.

                                        Originally posted by JakeP View Post
                                        15 (29) Pápai Joci – Az Én Apám

                                        Gosh at Hungary failing to qualify. I expected Pápai to qualify for the live final.
                                        Me too, that was quite a shock to me. Especially because he already got a very successful result not so long ago with a weaker song (IMO, of course). This is very lovely.

                                        Originally posted by JakeP View Post
                                        16 (NEW) Zena – Like It

                                        This was the big surprise at the semi finals as i hadn't been fussed either way beforehand. I do think the vocals were less impressive at the live final and that kinda made me lost faith in the song.
                                        Same here! I didn't think much of this before the Semi but gosh, she sold it so well! Yeah, she sounded kinda screechy (?) during the Final, especially on the last chorus, so I also enjoyed the performance during the second Semi more. But even with these vocals I was still impressed as she is just 16 years old and slayed the performance overall, her energy was amazing and I would have loved a better result for Belarus.

                                        Originally posted by JakeP View Post
                                        26 (RE) Sergey Lazarev – Scream

                                        Not gonna lie i'm happy Russia came 3rd. That's still an excellent position for any country to manage in the final but of the top 5 on the final scoreboard, Scream is quite comfortably my least favourite. It doesn't mean i dislike the song, it does have some charm but as a ballad i didn't feel overcome with emotion compared to the first time i listened to Arcade. As someone who champions pure pop, i'm firmly sticking by You are the only one as being Sergey's best eurovision entry.
                                        You're happy? I wasn't... simply because the song didn't deserve that position. I love Sergey (I'm low-key having a crush on him since the ESC 2016) and his vocals were on point, but the staging was surprisingly weak and the song itself didn't do much compared to some other entries, so going 3rd when he already got the same result with a much better song in 2016 was shocking to me. So we kinda agree on this one

                                        Originally posted by JakeP View Post
                                        29 (RE) Duncan Laurence – Arcade

                                        ...and here it is!!!!! I'm so delighted Duncan won as i've loved this song pretty much since it was revealed as the Netherlands entry. My favourite winner since Portugal, which curiously since i started my own chart this was my fave since 2015. It seems every other i'm not as on board with the winner (i also preferred The Common Linnets over Conchitta Wurst in 2014) so by my reckoning i should be disappointed with next year's winner.
                                        Ok, this is too much. Dear Jake, please. You preferred The Common Linnets over "Rise Like A Phoenix" is one thing, but misspelling the one and only Queen of Europe Conchita Wurst? How dare you!
                                        jk of course... but I'm really surprised to hear that as Conchita's entry has been the most important ESC victory in the last 15 years or so (or since I'm following it) plus it's just so strong in my eyes. The song itself isn't something I put on heavy rotation but based on importance and impact it's definitely the best winner (judged my song alone it would be "Euphoria" <3).

                                        Anyways, yes, I'm so, so happy for that victory as well! The Netherlands really deserved it. "Arcade" wasn't my favorite of the evening but he really put on a great one-man-show plus his vocals were fantastic! Since I love Amsterdam I hope the contest will be there so I can try to get tickets

                                        Originally posted by JakeP View Post
                                        31 (NEW) Eliot – Wake Up

                                        Aww this could've been so much better had Eliot been a solid competent singer. I do think his youth and inexperience as a performance ultimately got the better of him. A shame because from what i've seen on YouTube he's such an incredibly humbled genuinely lovely young guy and i adore him as a person. It's just a shame his vocals in the semi final weren't up to scratch. Oh, and i echo everyone who said the staging was terrible.
                                        Agreed. I was surprised to read he actually won The Voice Of Belgium when his vocal performance was very shaky. I didn't even mind the bad staging that much and the song had potential, so I still would have loved this to make the finals (and end up bottom five, but at least finals would have been nice).

                                        Originally posted by JakeP View Post
                                        34 (36) Keiino – Spirit In The Sky

                                        Winners of the televote, a moral victory for Keiino. I've got over the chanting section of the song and just completely enjoy the track for being truly eurovision in every way possible. I know you've commented on how much the female singer sounds like the uncredited female vocalists on Alan Walker tracks, and it's actually true about how similar their tones are. This is such a happy uplifting party track.
                                        That's so amazing and well deserved! This has been on my radar for a while now... thanks for talking about my comments about the Alan Walker comparison, no one ever said something similar but I mentioned it like three or four times already because "Spirit In The Sky" screams Alan Walker for me and I still can't believe I was the only one who heard it As you say, this is pure Eurovision and I love how popular this was for people, kinda sad it didn't have a better result as it flopped with juries. Only shows that the current voting system doesn't really work because it can't be the case that very few people from a country have as much power as a whole country.
                                        Also, with the old voting system, Norway would have won exactly ten years after Alexander Rybak, that would have been wonderful.

                                        Originally posted by JakeP View Post
                                        35 (40) Mahmood – Soldi

                                        My other big favourite from this years eurovision has been Mahmood. There's something incredibly captivating about Soldi whilst also being amazingly really well written song. I even love the tribal undertones in the song, there's like an indian drum sound which makes the song sound more exotic that it probably is.
                                        Agreed. It's not a song that I would love from first listen but there's something about "Soldi" so I'm feeling the same as you. I'm glad he did so well as the Big Five always have it more difficult than the others.

                                        Originally posted by JakeP View Post
                                        36 (NEW) Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl – Sebi

                                        This is really pleasant and totally chilled out. Perhaps a tad too chilled for me. I like this until the second verse, but then i start to lose interest slightly. Had the song built up to a bigger crescendo ending i'm sure i would've liked this song even more.
                                        I kinda like this. I get why so many people think it's boring but this song has a similar reaction to someone like Billie Eilish or Lana Del Rey, and "Sebi" kinda reminded me of these two artists.

                                        Originally posted by JakeP View Post
                                        37 (NEW) Serhat – Say Na Na Na

                                        Ahh Serhat, the king of cheese. The song is without question one of the catchiest but those vocals are difficult to iisten too. Such a deep voice, it's actually slightly eerie.
                                        Loved how San Marino made it to the finals and didn't even flop there... but compared to other entries that wasn't really deserved as his vocals were the worst of the year IMO. Still a guilty pleasure and as you say, cheesy... in a positive way.

                                        Originally posted by JakeP View Post
                                        40 (NEW) Lake Malawi – Friend Of A Friend

                                        I wasn't overly sold on this initially but i did slowly come round to the song. I still wouldn't say it's in my favourites list. The guys in Lake Malawi are so cute though (predictable shameless twink comment).
                                        Yeah, I thought it's very basic but they put on a good show and sold it well. 7 points from the televote was a shock though Awww... well, they're yours, I'm not really into twinks

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                                        • Originally posted by Magnus View Post
                                          6 (NEW) Kate Miller-Heidke – Zero Gravity
                                          10 (4) Ashley Tisdale – Love Me & Let Me Go *P*
                                          22 (NEW) Aly & AJ – Church
                                          34 (36) Keiino – Spirit In The Sky
                                          36 (NEW) Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl – Sebi

                                          As usual lots of songs I haven't heard (and a lot of so-so or bad ESC entries), but these are the highlights for me. Great to see Aly & AJ! (And the EP too, which I almost haven't listened properly to yet.)
                                          Thanks for coming by, Magnus! I'm glad there are a few songs that you enjoy on my chart, maybe there'll be even more on tomorrow's new update as quite a lot of ESC songs will debut. So happy to see you quoting Keiino as this has turned out as a clear highlight of this years contest for me
                                          Also, yes, I have to thank you for putting Aly & AJ back on my radar through your chart, as I had no idea they would release an EP. I hope you will enjoy it once you listen to it properly

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                                          • Originally posted by JSparksFan View Post
                                            Aw, my favourite ESC song - "Too Late for Love" - isn't here, but glad that you've got a lot of the others!

                                            1 (2) Marina – Superstar
                                            2 (8) Kygo & Rita Ora – Carry On
                                            7 (5) Michela – Chameleon
                                            16 (NEW) Zena – Like It
                                            14 (31) Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road
                                            26 (RE) Sergey Lazarev – Scream
                                            29 (RE) Duncan Laurence – Arcade
                                            33 (24) Billie Eilish – Bad Guy
                                            34 (36) Keiino – Spirit In The Sky
                                            35 (40) Mahmood – Soldi
                                            39 (RE) Ciara – Level Up
                                            40 (NEW) Lake Malawi – Friend Of A Friend
                                            Don't worry, that chart only showed the impact of the first Semi Final and me listening to some entries prior the contest. Sweden will debut on tomorrow's update
                                            Glad you're enjoying quite a few entries on the Top40

                                            Originally posted by JSparksFan View Post
                                            Yeah, I liked both Electra Heart and Froot. "Froot" is probably the best thing she's done - either that or "Primadonna".
                                            Oh, that's good to know! I liked both as well and "Froot" is also one of my clear faves from Marina, though I probably prefer "Living Dead" and "Power & Control" from "Electra Heart" more.

                                            Originally posted by JSparksFan View Post
                                            Carly Rae's album delivered for me, though!
                                            Same! The album as a whole turned out better than expected, but there's still a clear standout missing for me. I was hoping for another "Run Away With Me"...

                                            Originally posted by JSparksFan View Post
                                            It wasn't a great night for her.
                                            Well, she made it to the Final, that's better than nothing
                                            Plus she lacked stage presence, she seemed way too nervous.

                                            Originally posted by JSparksFan View Post
                                            I think parts of 2019 were just a lot happier than most of 2018, so I felt like I could relate more to the lyrics.
                                            Sounds great! Glad it finally grew on you... it's probably my most favorite song by Ariana to date now

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                                            • Originally posted by Tansike View Post
                                              Thanks for coming by, Magnus! I'm glad there are a few songs that you enjoy on my chart, maybe there'll be even more on tomorrow's new update as quite a lot of ESC songs will debut. So happy to see you quoting Keiino as this has turned out as a clear highlight of this years contest for me
                                              Also, yes, I have to thank you for putting Aly & AJ back on my radar through your chart, as I had no idea they would release an EP. I hope you will enjoy it once you listen to it properly
                                              So far those three ESC songs are the only ones I've played more than once. And probably none of them will reach the top 10 on my chart. At least the winner wasn't horrible this year, it's a pretty nice song although not my style. It will still be interesting to see which songs will do well on your chart though!

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                                              • Originally posted by Magnus View Post
                                                So far those three ESC songs are the only ones I've played more than once. And probably none of them will reach the top 10 on my chart. At least the winner wasn't horrible this year, it's a pretty nice song although not my style. It will still be interesting to see which songs will do well on your chart though!
                                                Oh really? That‘s great, as two of them will be very high on this weeks chart. So we share two favorites
                                                Yes, the winner is nice but at the same it‘s kinda normal for an ESC winning song, if that makes sense...

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                                                • .
                                                  My Charts - week 21/2019 – 23 may 2019 - Eurovision Invasion part two
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                                                  Singles Top40



                                                  Spoiler!

                                                  1 (7) Michela – Chameleon
                                                  Chart Run: 2-*1*-3-5-7-1- / 6w

                                                  2 (6) Kate Miller-Heidke – Zero Gravity
                                                  Chart Run: 6-*2*- / 2w

                                                  3 (RE) Luca Hänni – She Got Me
                                                  Chart Run: *3*-5-16-37-Out-RE 3- / 5w

                                                  4 (34) Keiino – Spirit In The Sky
                                                  Chart Run: 14-22-36-34-*4*- / 5w

                                                  5 (3) Tamta – Replay
                                                  Chart Run: 17-15-10-18-23-30-31-Out-RE *3*-5- / 9w

                                                  6 (29) Duncan Laurence – Arcade
                                                  Chart Run: 29-40-Out-RE 29-*6*- / 4w

                                                  7 (NEW) Chingiz – Truth
                                                  Chart Run: *7*- / 1w

                                                  8 (35) Mahmood – Soldi
                                                  Chart Run: 34-40-35-*8*- / 4w

                                                  9 (1) Marina – Superstar
                                                  Chart Run: 2-2-*1*-9- / 4w

                                                  10 (5) Bilal Hassani – Roi
                                                  Chart Run: 20-35-Out-RE *5*-10- / 4w

                                                  11 (NEW) Lana Del Rey – Doin’ Time
                                                  Chart Run: *11*- / 1w

                                                  12 (16) Zena – Like It
                                                  Chart Run: 16-*12*- / 2w

                                                  13 (2) Kygo & Rita Ora – Carry On
                                                  Chart Run: 7-5-8-*2*-13- / 5w

                                                  14 (NEW) Halsey – Nightmare
                                                  Chart Run: *14*- / 1w

                                                  15 (24) Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road
                                                  Chart Run: 24-26-31-31-24-*15*- / 6w

                                                  16 (26) Sergey Lazarev – Scream
                                                  Chart Run: 30-Out-RE 26-*16*- / 3w

                                                  17 (NEW) Ester Peony – On A Sunday
                                                  Chart Run: *17*- / 1w

                                                  18 (NEW) Miki – La venda
                                                  Chart Run: *18*- / 1w

                                                  19 (12) Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra
                                                  Chart Run: *12*-19- / 2w

                                                  20 (NEW) OneRepublic – Rescue Me
                                                  Chart Run: *20*- / 1w

                                                  21 (8) Plastique Tiara – Irresistible
                                                  Chart Run: *1*-3-8-21- / 4w

                                                  22 (11) Within Temptation – Mad World
                                                  Chart Run: *1*-3-4-6-11-22- / 6w

                                                  23 (9) Ciara – Thinkin Bout You
                                                  Chart Run: 39-Out-RE *9*-23- / 3w

                                                  24 (NEW) John Lundvik – Too Late For Love
                                                  Chart Run: *24*- / 1w

                                                  25 (36) Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl – Sebi
                                                  Chart Run: 36-*25*- / 2w

                                                  26 (4) Tarja – Dead Promises
                                                  Chart Run: *1*-4-26- / 3w

                                                  27 (NEW) Jonida Maliqi – Ktheju tokës
                                                  Chart Run: *27*- / 1w

                                                  28 (NEW) Nevena Bozovic – Kruna
                                                  Chart Run: *28*- / 1w

                                                  29 (14) Cellar Darling – Freeze
                                                  Chart Run: *2*-6-9-14-29- / 5w

                                                  30 (NEW) Katerine Duska – Better Love
                                                  Chart Run: *30*- / 1w

                                                  31 (NEW) Tamara Todevska – Proud
                                                  Chart Run: *31*- / 1w

                                                  32 (19) Blackpink – Kill This Love
                                                  Chart Run: 12-5-*4*-8-12-19-32- / 7w

                                                  33 (18) Lena – Don’t Lie To Me *G*
                                                  Chart Run: 3-3-6-*2*-3-5-10-15-18-33- / 10w

                                                  34 (15) Pápai Joci – Az Én Apám
                                                  Chart Run: 21-*14*-29-15-34- / 5w

                                                  35 (NEW) Carousel – That Night
                                                  Chart Run: *35*- / 1w

                                                  36 (13) David Guetta feat. Anne-Marie – Don’t Leave Me Alone
                                                  Chart Run: 20-30-38-Out-RE 37-35-38-Out-RE *7*-13-36- / 9w

                                                  37 (NEW) Srbuk – Walking Out
                                                  Chart Run: *37*- / 1w

                                                  38 (17) Rudimental & Major Lazer feat. Anne-Marie & Mr Eazi – Let Me Live
                                                  Chart Run: 35-Out-RE *11*-17-38- / 4w

                                                  39 (10) Ashley Tisdale – Love Me & Let Me Go *P*
                                                  Chart Run: *1*-1-3-8-11-12-9-7-8-13-18-20-28-37-4-10-39- / 17w

                                                  40 (NEW) Victor Crone – Storm
                                                  Chart Run: *40*- / 1w

                                                  Out of Top40
                                                  Out (20) Zara Larsson – Wow (3w)
                                                  Out (21) Avicii feat. Rita Ora – Lonely Together (3w)
                                                  Out (22) Aly & AJ – Church (1w)
                                                  Out (23) Banks – Gimme (2w)
                                                  Out (25) Ciara – Dose (2w)
                                                  Out (27) Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends *P* (18w)
                                                  Out (28) Sofi Tukker – Fantasy (8w)
                                                  Out (30) Ashley Tisdale – Voices In My Head (5w)
                                                  Out (31) Eliot – Wake Up (1w)
                                                  Out (32) Mrs. Greenbird – Morals (4W)
                                                  Out (33) Billie Eilish – Bad Guy (7w)
                                                  Out (37) Serhat – Say Na Na Na (1w)
                                                  Out (38) Anne-Marie – Alarm (4w)
                                                  Out (39) Ciara – Level Up (4w)
                                                  Out (40) Lake Malawi – Friend Of A Friend (1w)

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                                                  • .
                                                    My Charts - week 21/2019 – 23 may 2019 - Eurovision Invasion part two
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                                                    Album Top20



                                                    Spoiler!

                                                    1 (2) Eurovision Song Contest 2019
                                                    Chart Run: *1*-3-5-2-1- / 5w

                                                    2 (1) Ashley Tisdale – Symptoms
                                                    Chart Run: *1*-1-2- / 3w

                                                    3 (NEW) Carly Rae Jepsen – Dedicated
                                                    Chart Run: *3*- / 1w

                                                    4 (4) Marina – Love + Fear
                                                    Chart Run: *1*-2-4-4- / 4w

                                                    5 (NEW) Rammstein – Rammstein
                                                    Chart Run: *5*- / 1w

                                                    6 (12) Bilal Hassani – Kingdom
                                                    Chart Run: 12-*6*- / 2w

                                                    7 (3) Ciara – Beauty Marks
                                                    Chart Run: *3*-7- / 2w

                                                    8 (5) Aly & AJ – Sanctuary EP
                                                    Chart Run: *5*-8- / 2w

                                                    9 (NEW) Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent
                                                    Chart Run: *9*- / 1w

                                                    10 (9) Lena – Only Love, L *G*
                                                    Chart Run: *2*-2-3-6-8-9-10- / 7w

                                                    11 (8) P!nk – Hurts 2B Human
                                                    Chart Run: *2*-4-8-11- / 4w

                                                    12 (10) Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? *G*
                                                    Chart Run: *1*-3-3-4-8-9-10-12- / 8w

                                                    13 (11) Various Artists – For The Throne
                                                    Chart Run: *4*-7-11-13- / 4w

                                                    14 (6) James Bay – Oh My Messy Mind EP
                                                    Chart Run: *6*-14- / 2w

                                                    15 (13) Eluveitie – Ategnatos
                                                    Chart Run: *1*-1-2-7-10-13-15- / 7w

                                                    16 (17) Kerli – Shadow Works *G*
                                                    Chart Run: *1*-1-1-1-2-3-4-5-8-11-14-17-16- / 13w

                                                    17 (15) Mrs. Greenbird – Dark Waters
                                                    Chart Run: *5*-10-13-15-17- / 5w

                                                    18 (7) Anne-Marie – Speak Your Mind *G*
                                                    Chart Run: *2*-4-6-6-8-9-9-11-16-Out-RE 15-13-16-18-Out-RE 3-7-18- / 16w

                                                    19 (16) Lizzo – Cuz I Love U
                                                    Chart Run: *11*-16-17-16-19- / 5w

                                                    20 (14) Passenger – Sometimes It’s Something, Sometimes It’s Nothing At All
                                                    Chart Run: *6*-14-20- / 3w

                                                    Out of Top20
                                                    Out (18) Cellar Darling – The Spell *G* (8w)
                                                    Out (19) Rita Ora – Phoenix *P* (18w)
                                                    Out (20) BTS – Map Of The Soul: Persona (5w)

                                                    New certifications
                                                    “Only Love, L” by Lena goes GOLD (100+ points)

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