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Postby JSparksFan » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:22 am

Monday's Top 20 (January 29th)

01.(RE) Childish Gambino - Terrified (Best Comeback)
02.(04) LeAnn Rimes - Can't Fight the Moonlight
03.(RE) Mariah Carey - Sweetheart
04.(08) Lenny Kravtiz - Believe in Me (Greatest Gainer)
05.(RE) Dua Lipa - New Rules
06.(NE) Clare Maguire - Elizabeth Taylor (Highest Debut)
07.(03) Taylor Swift - Mean (Biggest Free Faller)
08.(RE) Bruno Mars - Finesse
09.(RE) Beyoncé - Love on Top
10.(RE) Coldplay - Adventure of a Lifetime
11.(RE) Foster the People - Pay the Man
12.(RE) Little Big Town - Better Man
13.(RE) Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
14.(RE) Céline Dion - Encore un soir
15.(RE) Ariana Grande - Moonlight
16.(RE) Madonna - This Used to Be My Playground
17.(RE) Tamar Braxton - King
18.(NE) Sniff 'n' the Tears - Driver's Seat
19.(NE) Paloma Faith - Just Be
20.(NE) Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Home
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Postby JSparksFan » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:21 am

Tuesday's Top 20 (January 30th)

01.(RE) Lorde - Green Light (Best Comeback)
02.(RE) Kylie Minogue - Breathe
03.(RE) Kylie Minogue - Butterfly
04.(02) LeAnn Rimes - Can't Fight the Moonlight
05.(01) Childish Gambino - Terrified
06.(RE) Kylie Minogue - Aphrodite
07.(RE) Madonna - The Power of Goodbye
08.(20) Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Home (Greatest Gainer)
09.(16) Madonna - This Used to Be My Playground
10.(RE) Lorde - Homemade Dynamite
11.(RE) Kesha - Your Love Is My Drug
12.(RE) Giorgio Moroder - Right Here, Right Now (feat. Kylie Minogue)
13.(04) Lenny Kravitz - Believe in Me (Biggest Free Faller)
14.(RE) One Direction - Live While We're Young
15.(RE) Hurts - Silver Lining
16.(RE) Rihanna - Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko)
17.(RE) Taylor Swift - Out of the Woods
18.(RE) Kesha - TiK ToK
19.(RE) Miley Cyrus - Can't Be Tamed
20.(RE) Childish Gambino - Me and Your Mama
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Postby JSparksFan » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:45 am

Wednesday's Top 20 (January 31st)

01.(NE) Janelle Monáe - Cold War (Hot Shot Debut)
02.(08) Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Home (Greatest Gainer)
03.(02) Kylie Minogue - Breathe
04.(RE) Eminem - Bad Guy (Best Comeback)
05.(04) LeAnn Rimes - Can't Fight the Moonlight
06.(RE) Clare Maguire - Elizabeth Taylor
07.(NE) Nas - The World Is Yours
08.(RE) Eminem - Stan (feat. Dido)
09.(RE) John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads
10.(RE) Mariah Carey - Sweetheart
11.(NE) Shallows - Summer Sucks
12.(05) Childish Gambino - Terrified (Biggest Free Faller)
13.(NE) Little Boots - Taste It
14.(RE) Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
15.(NE) Matias Damásio - Loucos (feat. Héber Marques)
16.(NE) Sydney Youngblood - Sit and Wait
17.(20) Childish Gambino - Me and Your Mama
18.(NE) Toni Braxton - I Love Me Some Him
19.(NE) LaVern Baker - Jim Dandy
20.(RE) Lily Allen - 22
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Postby Spartan » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:58 pm

Very nice #2, you're welcome! Had you heard the song before?
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Postby SummerPeur » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:30 pm

01.(NE) Janelle Monáe - Cold War (Hot Shot Debut)

If I'm being honest, I actually forgot about Janelle as an artist. Checked out this song, not really my style so maybe that's why.

20.(RE) Lily Allen - 22

Not always the biggest fan of Lily, but I think she is talented and I do enjoy this song!
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Postby JSparksFan » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:01 am

Spartan wrote:Very nice #2, you're welcome! Had you heard the song before?
Thanks for introducing it to me! I actually hadn't heard it before. I like it more with each play.

SummerPeur wrote:01.(NE) Janelle Monáe - Cold War (Hot Shot Debut)

If I'm being honest, I actually forgot about Janelle as an artist. Checked out this song, not really my style so maybe that's why.
I'm happy you at least checked it out. For me, the lyrics are so relevant to our global society today. We're so deeply divided that I think Janelle's warning to make sure we know what we're fighting for is sound advice.

SummerPeur wrote:20.(RE) Lily Allen - 22

Not always the biggest fan of Lily, but I think she is talented and I do enjoy this song!
Ah, I'm actually a pretty big Lily fan, but glad you like that song!
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Postby JSparksFan » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:08 am

Thursday's Top 20 (February 1st)

01.(RE) Ariana Grande - Moonlight (Best Comeback)
02.(01) Janelle Monáe - Cold War
03.(02) Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Home
04.(05) LeAnn Rimes - Can't Fight the Moonlight
05.(12) Childish Gambino - Terrified (Greatest Gainer)
06.(RE) Beyoncé - Daddy Lessons
07.(RE) Childish Gambino - Redbone
08.(RE) Clean Bandit - Symphony (feat. Zara Larsson)
09.(RE) Coldplay - Adventure of a Lifetime
10.(RE) Kylie Minogue - Dancing
11.(RE) Janet Jackson - Again
12.(RE) Beyoncé - Don't Hurt Yourself (feat. Jack White)
13.(RE) Rae Morris - Do It
14.(RE) Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
15.(RE) Beyoncé - Sorry
16.(RE) Sia - Day Too Soon
17.(06) Clare Maguire - Elizabeth Taylor (Biggest Free Faller)
18.(RE) 4 Non Blondes - What's Up?
19.(RE) Beyoncé - Sandcastles
20.(RE) Beyoncé - Pray You Catch Me
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Postby phoenix98 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:15 am

I still haven't re-visited Butterfly and "The Beautiful Ones" :oops: There's just been a lot of new music that's captured my attention lately (including Camila's album! I know you had mixed feelings about her personally, but you were a big advocate of "Havana" and even "Crying In The Club" to an extent, so have you given it a chance?) Plus the Grammy effect (since I actually sat down and watched the whole thing live this year, possibly for the first time ever...?)

JSparksFan wrote:01.(RE) Ariana Grande - Moonlight (Best Comeback)
02.(01) Janelle Monáe - Cold War
04.(05) LeAnn Rimes - Can't Fight the Moonlight
06.(RE) Beyoncé - Daddy Lessons
07.(RE) Childish Gambino - Redbone
08.(RE) Clean Bandit - Symphony (feat. Zara Larsson)
10.(RE) Kylie Minogue - Dancing
11.(RE) Janet Jackson - Again
14.(RE) Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
15.(RE) Beyoncé - Sorry
18.(RE) 4 Non Blondes - What's Up?
19.(RE) Beyoncé - Sandcastles
20.(RE) Beyoncé - Pray You Catch Me
• Did something put you in a romantic state of mind today? Not that one really needs any particular reason to re-discover that lush Ari offering.
• Despite her being a much-buzzed-about name for several years now, I've never really looked into Janelle's catalog, but her speech on Sunday was undoubtedly a highlight of the ceremony! Almost as moving as the "Praying" performance (without even being a performance!) "Cold War" is a BOP, though :o I wasn't expecting such peppy production, but even more props to her for making a song with substance that still gets you on your feet! I'll be adding it to my library the second after I hit "Submit."
• Lovely to see "Dancing" back! Video effect? That line dancing routine is too adorable for words. <3
• God knows the King of Pop has more than a couple of classics to his name, but "The Way You Make Me Feel" is the one I revisit most often.

Yet another glowing chart, Akini! :D
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Postby JSparksFan » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:07 am

phoenix98 wrote:I still haven't re-visited Butterfly and "The Beautiful Ones" :oops: There's just been a lot of new music that's captured my attention lately (including Camila's album! I know you had mixed feelings about her personally, but you were a big advocate of "Havana" and even "Crying In The Club" to an extent, so have you given it a chance?) Plus the Grammy effect (since I actually sat down and watched the whole thing live this year, possibly for the first time ever...?)
Happy to hear you've been enjoying the recent music releases. I did check out Camila's album, and I was underwhelmed. Beyond "Havana" and "Never Be the Same," there really weren't any keepers, just decent pop songs that I could do without ever hearing again.

phoenix98 wrote:• Did something put you in a romantic state of mind today? Not that one really needs any particular reason to re-discover that lush Ari offering.
Nope, I just really love "Moonlight" now.

phoenix98 wrote:• Despite her being a much-buzzed-about name for several years now, I've never really looked into Janelle's catalog, but her speech on Sunday was undoubtedly a highlight of the ceremony! Almost as moving as the "Praying" performance (without even being a performance!) "Cold War" is a BOP, though :o I wasn't expecting such peppy production, but even more props to her for making a song with substance that still gets you on your feet! I'll be adding it to my library the second after I hit "Submit."
Yeah, I love the uptempo melody, too, and the lyrics are so relevant! It's a perfect song really, and I have cheapthrills to thank for introducing it to me. I'm elated to read that you love it as well! :D

phoenix98 wrote:• Lovely to see "Dancing" back! Video effect? That line dancing routine is too adorable for words. <3
Yep! The video is sub-par, but I still like the song. It relaxes me.

phoenix98 wrote:• God knows the King of Pop has more than a couple of classics to his name, but "The Way You Make Me Feel" is the one I revisit most often.
Really? That is an odd pick for favourite, but I think the song is fairly underrated actually, so good that you appreciate it. You do have a history of appreciating unheralded gems, so perhaps I shouldn't be too surprised. <3
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Postby JSparksFan » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:15 am

Friday's Top 20 (February 2nd)

01.(12) Beyoncé - Don't Hurt Yourself (feat. Jack White) (Greatest Gainer)
02.(RE) Aretha Franklin - Ain't No Way (Best Comeback)
03.(RE) Rita Ora - Anywhere
04.(RE) Britney Spears - Inside Out
05.(RE) Beyoncé - Formation
06.(RE) Aretha Franklin - You're All I Need to Get By
07.(RE) Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
08.(03) Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Home (Biggest Free Faller)
09.(RE) Britney Spears - Just Luv Me
10.(NE) Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (Highest Debut)
11.(RE) Beyoncé - Hold Up
12.(RE) Aretha Franklin - Respect
13.(RE) Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
14.(RE) Britney Spears - Perfume
15.(RE) Britney Spears - Man on the Moon
16.(RE) Britney Spears - Love Me Down
17.(RE) Aretha Franklin - I Say a Little Prayer
18.(RE) Aretha Franklin - Bridge over Troubled Water
19.(RE) Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools
20.(RE) Aretha Franklin - Good to Me as I Am to You
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Postby SummerPeur » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:57 pm

Ugh YES @ the Aretha Franklin love!!!!

Then just noticed all the Britney as well! What a mix.....Aretha to Britney 8-)

19.(RE) Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools
This one needs to be a bit higher :wink: 8-)
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Postby JSparksFan » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:51 am

SummerPeur wrote:Ugh YES @ the Aretha Franklin love!!!!

Then just noticed all the Britney as well! What a mix.....Aretha to Britney 8-)
One of the best R&B artists ever adjacent to one of the best pop artists ever. 8-)

SummerPeur wrote:
19.(RE) Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools
This one needs to be a bit higher :wink: 8-)
I do adore that one. It's a huge classic!
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Postby JSparksFan » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:00 am

Saturday's Top 20 (February 3rd)

01.(RE) Rihanna - Diamonds (Best Comeback)
02.(NE) The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar - Pray for Me (Highest Debut)
03.(02) Aretha Franklin - Ain't No Way
04.(06) Aretha Franklin - You're All I Need to Get By (Greatest Gainer)
05.(RE) Rudimental - Feel the Love (feat. John Newman)
06.(RE) Sia - The Greatest (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
07.(RE) St. Beauty - Borders
08.(RE) Lindsey Stirling - Crystallize
09.(RE) Lorde - Green Light
10.(RE) Nas - The World Is Yours
11.(RE) Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
12.(RE) Kylie Minogue - Breathe
13.(RE) Nas - I Can
14.(RE) Sam Smith - Him
15.(12) Aretha Franklin - Respect (Biggest Free Faller)
16.(RE) Aretha Franklin - Think
17.(17) Aretha Franklin - I Say a Little Prayer
18.(RE) Janelle Monáe - Cold War
19.(RE) Beyoncé - Daddy Lessons
20.(19) Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools
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Postby JSparksFan » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:44 am

Sunday's Top 20 (February 4th)

01.(RE) Lady Gaga - Joanne (Best Comeback)
02.(RE) Frank Ocean - Super Rich Kids (feat. Earl Sweatshirt)
03.(RE) Keke Palmer - Enemiez (feat. Jeremih)
04.(05) Rudimental - Feel the Love (feat. John Newman) (Greatest Gainer)
05.(NE) P!nk - Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (Highest Debut)
06.(RE) Nancy Sinatra - Summer Wine
07.(RE) Delta Goodrem - Enough (feat. Gizzle)
08.(NE) Allie X - Casanova (feat. VÉRITÉ)
09.(NE) Raleigh Ritchie - Keep It Simple (feat. Stormzy)
10.(03) Aretha Franklin - Ain't No Way (Biggest Free Faller)
11.(NE) Birdy & RHODES - Let It All Go
12.(NE) Marc Anthony & Tina Arena - I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You
13.(RE) Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation
14.(NE) Auri - Night 13
15.(RE) Frank Ocean - Bad Religion
16.(NE) Hayley Kiyoko - Curious
17.(RE) Frank Ocean - Thinkin Bout You
18.(RE) Troye Sivan - My My My!
19.(RE) Frank Ocean - Sweet Life
20.(RE) Frank Ocean - Pyramids
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Postby Benny » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:44 am

06.(RE) Nancy Sinatra - Summer Wine
12.(NE) Marc Anthony & Tina Arena - I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You

Great duet by Marc Anthony & Tina Arena, it's very underrated. I guess RayRay submitted the song for the 'Song Collectors' Game.
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Postby JakeP » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:40 pm

Hey Akini :D

01.(RE) Lady Gaga - Joanne (Best Comeback)

I read your comment in the pop forum and loved the name check. :lol: Is this the original version or new piano version you're charting? Hearing the song as a ballad works so beautifully and it makes me think this is how the song should've sounded all along. A bit like when Kelly Clarkson did the idol version of Piece by piece. Some songs just work better as ballads.

04.(05) Rudimental - Feel the Love (feat. John Newman) (Greatest Gainer)

Great to see John Newman making an appearance here. Despite his success over the years, i still think he's an underrated talent. One of my personal favourite male singers. I'm looking forward to hearing some new music in 2018 but hopefully it won't be another cringe fest like Olé.

05.(NE) P!nk - Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (Highest Debut)

Iirc this just narrowly missed out on making my top 20 after the album was released. The music video has definitely given the song a new lease of life but i personally still don't think this is single material. :oops:

11.(NE) Birdy & RHODES - Let It All Go

Wow :o What led to this entering now for the first time? This was as instant as it could possibly get when it was released and became the first ever song to debut at #1 in my chart just 24 hours after release.

13.(RE) Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation

Undeniable classic. 8-)
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Postby phoenix98 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:45 am

JSparksFan wrote:Happy to hear you've been enjoying the recent music releases. I did check out Camila's album, and I was underwhelmed. Beyond "Havana" and "Never Be the Same," there really weren't any keepers, just decent pop songs that I could do without ever hearing again.
:cry: :cry: :cry:

Damn. I got my hopes up thinking we'd be more in-sync when it comes to Camila. I mean...I'm not about to crown it one of the greatest albums of all time, but it's definitely more up-my-alley than the recent influx of pop/rock/country-ish efforts we got from the formerly-poppier/dancier ladies like Gaga, Kesha, P!nk, Miley (and then pop/R&B/soul-ish in Kelly's case.) Comparisons aside, though, I'm just feelin' it <3 Pretty much from start to finish (albeit to slightly varying degrees), which I was NOT expecting! It's probably the most pleasantly-unexpectedly-consistently-enjoyable album for me since I checked out Dua's (which I remember also underwhelmed you. Ah well...)

JSparksFan wrote:Yeah, I love the uptempo melody, too, and the lyrics are so relevant! It's a perfect song really, and I have cheapthrills to thank for introducing it to me. I'm elated to read that you love it as well! :D
You can absolutely count on seeing it on my next chart!

JSparksFan wrote:Really? That is an odd pick for favourite, but I think the song is fairly underrated actually, so good that you appreciate it. You do have a history of appreciating unheralded gems, so perhaps I shouldn't be too surprised. <3
8-)

That feels like a much gentler way of saying "you like the random-ass tracks that nobody else does"...but I'll still take it :lol: Thanks! :D

JSparksFan wrote:01.(RE) Lady Gaga - Joanne (Best Comeback)
03.(RE) Keke Palmer - Enemiez (feat. Jeremih)
04.(05) Rudimental - Feel the Love (feat. John Newman) (Greatest Gainer)
05.(NE) P!nk - Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (Highest Debut)
08.(NE) Allie X - Casanova (feat. VÉRITÉ)
13.(RE) Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation
16.(NE) Hayley Kiyoko - Curious
17.(RE) Frank Ocean - Thinkin Bout You
18.(RE) Troye Sivan - My My My!
o Great to see the new piano version of "Joanne" help Gaga nab another No. 1 here! How many does this make from that album now? "Perfect Illusion", "Million Reasons", the title track...? I just got around to giving the piano version a listen, and I was expecting to come away from it like "It's nice/sweet/touching, but I'm fine sticking with the original"...but it's actually a much closer call! It's no surprise that Gaga can nail a ballad, but this rendition (of a track I already liked well enough) is grabbing my attention more than I thought it would.
o Lovin' the Top 10 debut for "Casanova" - but that's a version I've yet to hear :o The original has been one of the standouts from her CollXtion II that I added a couple weeks ago. I just added this mix too, so we'll see how it fares!
o Many thanks for still giving "Curious" a proper chance after your lukewarm (at best) first impression! I especially love the sexy little "yeah"s at the end of the first couple lines of the chorus, and then the faster bit is just so damn catchy (without sounding like total gibberish, though I did have to Google the lyrics to figure out everything she's saying...) :lol:

Yet another chart that's a delight by any name, Akini! :D
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Postby JSparksFan » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:30 am

Benny wrote:06.(RE) Nancy Sinatra - Summer Wine
12.(NE) Marc Anthony & Tina Arena - I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You

Great duet by Marc Anthony & Tina Arena, it's very underrated. I guess RayRay submitted the song for the 'Song Collectors' Game.
I'm not sure who submitted it, but now that you mention it, it probably was him!

JakeP wrote:Hey Akini :D
Hola, Jake! :D

JakeP wrote:I read your comment in the pop forum and loved the name check. :lol: Is this the original version or new piano version you're charting? Hearing the song as a ballad works so beautifully and it makes me think this is how the song should've sounded all along. A bit like when Kelly Clarkson did the idol version of Piece by piece. Some songs just work better as ballads.
It's the new piano version. I think the piano instrumental is the perfect fit for the song.

JakeP wrote:Great to see John Newman making an appearance here. Despite his success over the years, i still think he's an underrated talent. One of my personal favourite male singers. I'm looking forward to hearing some new music in 2018 but hopefully it won't be another cringe fest like Olé.
I'm not sure how my mind stumbled upon that one, but I enjoyed "Feel the Love" quite a bit a few years ago, and it seems to be ageing terrifically.

JakeP wrote:Iirc this just narrowly missed out on making my top 20 after the album was released. The music video has definitely given the song a new lease of life but i personally still don't think this is single material. :oops:
Oh my. I forgot the song was even on the album. :oops: :lol:

It's certainly a grower!

JakeP wrote:Wow :o What led to this entering now for the first time? This was as instant as it could possibly get when it was released and became the first ever song to debut at #1 in my chart just 24 hours after release.
I have Wayne's Song Collectors game to thank for most of yesterday's new entries. Glad you appreciate that one, too!

JakeP wrote:Undeniable classic. 8-)
Undisputed gem! 8-)

phoenix98 wrote: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Damn. I got my hopes up thinking we'd be more in-sync when it comes to Camila. I mean...I'm not about to crown it one of the greatest albums of all time, but it's definitely more up-my-alley than the recent influx of pop/rock/country-ish efforts we got from the formerly-poppier/dancier ladies like Gaga, Kesha, P!nk, Miley (and then pop/R&B/soul-ish in Kelly's case.) Comparisons aside, though, I'm just feelin' it <3 Pretty much from start to finish (albeit to slightly varying degrees), which I was NOT expecting! It's probably the most pleasantly-unexpectedly-consistently-enjoyable album for me since I checked out Dua's (which I remember also underwhelmed you. Ah well...)
Well, if we're comparing it to the other ladies' records, I'd say it's better than Miley's, on par with Kesha's and P!nk's, and well below Gaga's and Kelly's.

Perhaps when I revisit it, I'll feel differently.

phoenix98 wrote:That feels like a much gentler way of saying "you like the random-ass tracks that nobody else does"...but I'll still take it :lol: Thanks! :D
We're cut from the same cloth then. :lol: :lol: :lol:

phoenix98 wrote:Great to see the new piano version of "Joanne" help Gaga nab another No. 1 here! How many does this make from that album now? "Perfect Illusion", "Million Reasons", the title track...? I just got around to giving the piano version a listen, and I was expecting to come away from it like "It's nice/sweet/touching, but I'm fine sticking with the original"...but it's actually a much closer call! It's no surprise that Gaga can nail a ballad, but this rendition (of a track I already liked well enough) is grabbing my attention more than I thought it would.
It makes six.

Million Reasons - 7 days
Perfect Illusion - 2 days
Dancin' in Circles - 1 day
Diamond Heart - 1 day
Sinner's Prayer - 1 day
Joanne - 1 day

I actually prefer the piano version to the original! That's the version that's #1. I just don't like the title of the piano version, but the sound >>>

phoenix98 wrote:Lovin' the Top 10 debut for "Casanova" - but that's a version I've yet to hear :o The original has been one of the standouts from her CollXtion II that I added a couple weeks ago. I just added this mix too, so we'll see how it fares!
I should probably check out the original mix then!

phoenix98 wrote:Many thanks for still giving "Curious" a proper chance after your lukewarm (at best) first impression! I especially love the sexy little "yeah"s at the end of the first couple lines of the chorus, and then the faster bit is just so damn catchy (without sounding like total gibberish, though I did have to Google the lyrics to figure out everything she's saying...) :lol:
It's LGBT+ positive so it was always going to get a second chance. :lol:
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Postby JSparksFan » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:39 am

Monday's Top 20 (February 5th)

01.(RE) Bastille - Pompeii (Best Comeback)
02.(RE) Lady Gaga - Million Reasons
03.(RE) Kanye West - Stronger
04.(RE) Lorde - Sober II (Melodrama)
05.(09) Raleigh Ritchie - Keep It Simple (feat. Stormzy) (Greatest Gainer)
06.(RE) Nas - I Can
07.(RE) Lorde - Homemade Dynamite (feat. SZA, Khalid, & Post Malone)
08.(RE) Mariah Carey - Bringin' on the Heartbreak
09.(RE) Florence + the Machine - Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
10.(RE) Lorde - Sober
11.(01) Lady Gaga - Joanne (Biggest Free Faller)
12.(07) Delta Goodrem - Enough (feat. Gizzle)
13.(RE) Lady Gaga - Dancin' in Circles
14.(05) P!nk - Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
15.(16) Hayley Kiyoko - Curious
16.(NE) J. Cole - Apparently (Highest Debut)
17.(RE) Janelle Monáe - Cold War
18.(NE) J. Cole - Love Yourz
19.(NE) J. Cole - Hello
20.(NE) Def Leppard - Bringin' on the Heartbreak
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Postby JSparksFan » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:29 am

Tuesday's Top 20 (February 6th)

01.(RE) Sia - The Greatest (feat. Kendrick Lamar) (Best Comeback)
02.(08) Mariah Carey - Bringin' on the Heartbreak (Greatest Gainer)
03.(RE) Destiny's Child - Bills, Bills, Bills
04.(RE) Destiny's Child - Lose My Breath
05.(RE) Destiny's Child - Say My Name
06.(01) Bastille - Pompeii
07.(RE) Keke Palmer - Enemiez (feat. Jeremih)
08.(RE) Mariah Carey - My Saving Grace
09.(RE) Taylor Swift - All You Had to Do Was Stay
10.(RE) Lady Gaga - Telephone (feat. Beyoncé)
11.(RE) Destiny's Child - Survivor
12.(RE) Drake - Hotline Bling
13.(RE) Meghan Trainor - No
14.(RE) Destiny's Child - Bootylicious
15.(RE) Mariah Carey - Clown
16.(RE) Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood - Remind Me
17.(RE) Destiny's Child - Brown Eyes
18.(RE) Carrie Underwood - The Champion (feat. Ludacris)
19.(RE) Carrie Underwood - Before He Cheats
20.(09) Florence + the Machine - Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) (Biggest Free Faller)
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Postby phoenix98 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:15 am

JSparksFan wrote:It makes six.

Million Reasons - 7 days
Perfect Illusion - 2 days
Dancin' in Circles - 1 day
Diamond Heart - 1 day
Sinner's Prayer - 1 day
Joanne - 1 day

I actually prefer the piano version to the original! That's the version that's #1. I just don't like the title of the piano version, but the sound >>>
:o Totally forgot that Joanne spawned that many chart-toppers here! No wonder Camila ranks "well below" it for you :lol: On the topic of Joanne, I guess my fondness for "Come To Mama" is a pretty perfect example of my aforementioned "appreciating unheralded gems" ;) So true about the new version's title, though! I vaguely recall people getting the title of "A-YO" wrong on social media after her SNL performance (I think they were calling it "Mirror On The Ceiling"?), so I wonder if that played into Gaga's decision to add that ridiculously-long parenthetical part to this one (since it'd be easy to think it's called something other than "Joanne" after only hearing it once, like on The Grammys.)

JSparksFan wrote:I should probably check out the original mix then!
The only major difference I can detect is that VÉRITÉ takes over the second verse (though the lyrics seem identical to the album version), instead of Allie singing everything herself on the original. I actually like that change, though, since it gives the track a bit of a female-solidarity angle that was missing on the solo original. It's like the titular Casanova's angry ex-lovers have united against him on the duet version.

JSparksFan wrote:It's LGBT+ positive so it was always going to get a second chance. :lol:
Hayley's lady-lovin' ways savin' the day! 8-)

JSparksFan wrote:01.(RE) Sia - The Greatest (feat. Kendrick Lamar) (Best Comeback)
02.(08) Mariah Carey - Bringin' on the Heartbreak (Greatest Gainer)
03.(RE) Destiny's Child - Bills, Bills, Bills
04.(RE) Destiny's Child - Lose My Breath
05.(RE) Destiny's Child - Say My Name
06.(01) Bastille - Pompeii
07.(RE) Keke Palmer - Enemiez (feat. Jeremih)
08.(RE) Mariah Carey - My Saving Grace
09.(RE) Taylor Swift - All You Had to Do Was Stay
10.(RE) Lady Gaga - Telephone (feat. Beyoncé)
11.(RE) Destiny's Child - Survivor
12.(RE) Drake - Hotline Bling
13.(RE) Meghan Trainor - No
14.(RE) Destiny's Child - Bootylicious
15.(RE) Mariah Carey - Clown
19.(RE) Carrie Underwood - Before He Cheats
• I'm diggin' this stroll down DC Memory Lane (especially with "Bills, Bills, Bills" leading the pack!)
• I don't know much of Bastille's work, but "Pompeii" was among my biggest hits of 2014 (landing at No. 12 on that year's Top 50.) "Of The Night" had me pretty hooked too. That one was such a clever mash-up!
• In a somewhat-similar situation to MJ's "The Way You Make Me Feel", I find myself going back to "Telephone" more often than a lot of Gaga's other early hits (including "Bad Romance" and "Poker Face.")

Yet another chart that's one of the best, Akini! :D
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Postby JSparksFan » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:17 am

phoenix98 wrote: :o Totally forgot that Joanne spawned that many chart-toppers here! No wonder Camila ranks "well below" it for you :lol: On the topic of Joanne, I guess my fondness for "Come To Mama" is a pretty perfect example of my aforementioned "appreciating unheralded gems" ;) So true about the new version's title, though! I vaguely recall people getting the title of "A-YO" wrong on social media after her SNL performance (I think they were calling it "Mirror On The Ceiling"?), so I wonder if that played into Gaga's decision to add that ridiculously-long parenthetical part to this one (since it'd be easy to think it's called something other than "Joanne" after only hearing it once, like on The Grammys.)
Yeah, and on top of those six #1 hits, Joanne was my #3 album of 2016, behind Lemonade (arguably the best album of the decade thus far) and 24K Magic (arguably the best album by a male act this decade). For me, Joanne was such a great return to form for her, and the fact that she could go down a more country-pop route and still keep the quality of her music high was really impressive. It's the first album where we really get to focus on her criminally underrated, gorgeous voice (I'm not counting the Tony Bennett duet album, which most people under 50 haven't heard). :oops: :wink:

I like "Come to Mama" as well! It was particularly relevant after November 8, 2016.

phoenix98 wrote:The only major difference I can detect is that VÉRITÉ takes over the second verse (though the lyrics seem identical to the album version), instead of Allie singing everything herself on the original. I actually like that change, though, since it gives the track a bit of a female-solidarity angle that was missing on the solo original. It's like the titular Casanova's angry ex-lovers have united against him on the duet version.
Ah, so this means the VÉRITÉ version is even better for you? Awesome sauce! :D

phoenix98 wrote:• I'm diggin' this stroll down DC Memory Lane (especially with "Bills, Bills, Bills" leading the pack!)
Well, it's Black History Month so expect lots of black artists to feature prominently over the next three weeks.

phoenix98 wrote:• I don't know much of Bastille's work, but "Pompeii" was among my biggest hits of 2014 (landing at No. 12 on that year's Top 50.) "Of The Night" had me pretty hooked too. That one was such a clever mash-up!
"Pompeii" was #30 on my 2013 year-end list, but having revisited it these last few days, I'm thinking it should have been at least 20 places higher.

phoenix98 wrote:• In a somewhat-similar situation to MJ's "The Way You Make Me Feel", I find myself going back to "Telephone" more often than a lot of Gaga's other early hits (including "Bad Romance" and "Poker Face.")
Ah, "Telephone" is so epic! I was just lamenting the other day that it's been a while since we've had a really good diva duet, and "Telephone" just might be the best one we've had this decade!
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Postby JSparksFan » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:23 am

Wednesday's Top 20 (February 7th)

01.(RE) Kylie Minogue - Crystallize (Best Comeback)
02.(RE) Kylie Minogue - Breathe
03.(RE) Kylie Minogue - Aphrodite
04.(02) Mariah Carey - Bringin' on the Heartbreak
05.(06) Bastille - Pompeii
06.(10) Lady Gaga - Telephone (feat. Beyoncé) (Greatest Gainer)
07.(RE) Solange - F.U.B.U. (feat. Chicago the Kid & The-Dream)
08.(RE) Dua Lipa - New Rules
09.(RE) Janet Jackson - Together Again
10.(RE) Ariana Grande - Into You
11.(RE) Beyoncé - Love Drought
12.(RE) Solange - Cranes in the Sky
13.(RE) Liam Payne & Rita Ora - For You
14.(RE) Shakira - Trap (feat. Maluma)
15.(RE) Lorde - Sober
16.(RE) Mariah Carey - I Don't (feat. YG)
17.(RE) Zac Efron & Zendaya - Rewrite the Stars
18.(RE) Rae Morris - Do It
19.(RE) Lorde - Homemade Dynamite (feat. SZA, Khalid, & Post Malone)
20.(NE) Shanice - You Need a Man (Highest Debut)
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Postby JakeP » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:41 pm

JSparksFan wrote:Wednesday's Top 20 (February 7th)

02.(RE) Kylie Minogue - Breathe

Saturday's Top 20 (February 3rd)

12.(RE) Kylie Minogue - Breathe

Wednesday's Top 20 (January 31st)

03.(02) Kylie Minogue - Breathe

Tuesday's Top 20 (January 30th)

02.(RE) Kylie Minogue - Breathe
Gosh! :lol: Why the constant need to remind yourself to breathe? I hope you're ok. :wink:

Here's todays choice cuts. :P

02.(RE) Kylie Minogue - Breathe
03.(RE) Kylie Minogue - Aphrodite
05.(06) Bastille - Pompeii
06.(10) Lady Gaga - Telephone (feat. Beyoncé) (Greatest Gainer)
08.(RE) Dua Lipa - New Rules
09.(RE) Janet Jackson - Together Again
10.(RE) Ariana Grande - Into You
13.(RE) Liam Payne & Rita Ora - For You
14.(RE) Shakira - Trap (feat. Maluma)
15.(RE) Lorde - Sober
16.(RE) Mariah Carey - I Don't (feat. YG)
18.(RE) Rae Morris - Do It
19.(RE) Lorde - Homemade Dynamite
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Postby JSparksFan » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:58 am

JakeP wrote:Gosh! :lol: Why the constant need to remind yourself to breathe? I hope you're ok. :wink:
Ah, it's my nerves! I'm waiting for something to come through, and patience is still a skill I haven't perfected, so my anxiety is at a higher-than-average level now. Kylie's voice is so soothing, though. She's helping me get through the wait.

JakeP wrote:Here's todays choice cuts. :P
Glad there were so many premium options for you yesterday! :D
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