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Postby JSparksFan » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:06 am

Thursday's Top 20 (February 8th)

01.(02) Kylie Minogue - Breathe
02.(01) Kylie Minogue - Crystallize (Biggest Free Faller)
03.(RE) Paloma Faith - Only Love Can Hurt Like This (Best Comeback)
04.(RE) Mika - Happy Ending
05.(RE) Britney Spears - Kill the Lights
06.(RE) Paloma Faith - Picking Up the Pieces
07.(RE) Kylie Minogue - On the Up
08.(RE) Kendrick Lamar & SZA - All the Stars
09.(RE) Justin Timberlake - Supplies
10.(15) Lorde - Sober (Greatest Gainer)
11.(RE) Mika - Promiseland
12.(RE) Bruno Mars - Finesse (feat. Cardi B)
13.(RE) Mika - Rain
14.(RE) Mika - Blame It on the Girls
15.(RE) Mika - Relax, Take It Easy
16.(RE) Cardi B - Bartier Cardi (feat 21 Savage)
17.(RE) The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar - Pray for Me
18.(RE) Amindi K. Fro$t - Pine & Ginger (feat. Tessellated & Valleyz)
19.(RE) Mika - Love Today
20.(RE) Florence + the Machine - Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
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Postby JSparksFan » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:48 am

Friday's Top 20 (February 9th)

01.(RE) Lauryn Hill - To Zion (Best Comeback)
02.(RE) Lauryn Hill - Everything Is Everything
03.(RE) Adele - Fastlove
04.(RE) Madonna - Best Friend
05.(RE) Beyoncé - Schoolin' Life
06.(RE) Madonna - Music
07.(NE) Toni Braxton - Long as I Live (Highest Debut)
08.(NE) Toni Braxton - Coping
09.(RE) Madonna - This Used to Be My Playground
10.(10) Lorde - Sober
11.(06) Paloma Faith - Picking Up the Pieces
12.(05) Britney Spears - Kill the Lights (Biggest Free Faller)
13.(RE) Madonna - Justify My Love
14.(RE) Toni Braxton - Deadwood
15.(RE) Anastacia - Sick and Tired
16.(RE) Madonna - Drowned World/Substitute for Love
17.(RE) Adele - Tired
18.(RE) Madonna - Like It or Not
19.(NE) MGMT - Me and Michael
20.(NE) Mariah Carey - Miss You (feat. Jadakiss)
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Postby SummerPeur » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:57 am

JSparksFan wrote:Thursday's Top 20 (February 8th)
01.(02) Kylie Minogue - Breathe
02.(01) Kylie Minogue - Crystallize (Biggest Free Faller)
07.(RE) Kylie Minogue - On the Up
Spoiler:
Allllllllllll this is really right.....Image


14.(RE) Mika - Blame It on the Girls
06.(RE) Paloma Faith - Picking Up the Pieces
Love love love both of these songs!!! Great to see some Mika surfacing on Ukmix again.
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Postby JSparksFan » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:59 am

SummerPeur wrote:
JSparksFan wrote:Thursday's Top 20 (February 8th)
01.(02) Kylie Minogue - Breathe
02.(01) Kylie Minogue - Crystallize (Biggest Free Faller)
07.(RE) Kylie Minogue - On the Up
Spoiler:
Allllllllllll this is really right.....Image
Not surprised you appreciate those three! Is that guy from RuPaul's Drag Race?

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14.(RE) Mika - Blame It on the Girls
06.(RE) Paloma Faith - Picking Up the Pieces
Love love love both of these songs!!! Great to see some Mika surfacing on Ukmix again.
I love Mika so much! He is a big contender for my favourite male artist of all-time actually.
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Postby JSparksFan » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:05 am

Saturday's Top 20 (February 10th)

01.(05) Beyoncé - Schoolin' Life (Greatest Gainer)
02.(RE) Lady Gaga - Do What U Want (feat. Christina Aguilera) (Best Comeback)
03.(RE) Drake - Practice
04.(RE) Mariah Carey - Vision of Love
05.(RE) Beyoncé - Love on Top
06.(RE) Mariah Carey - Melt Away
07.(RE) Beyoncé - Run the World (Girls)
08.(RE) Beyoncé - Party (feat. André 3000)
09.(RE) Beyoncé - I Was Here
10.(RE) Aaliyah - Old School
11.(RE) Tank - When We
12.(RE) Beyoncé - Countdown
13.(RE) Usher - Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)
14.(RE) Beyoncé - Dance for You
15.(RE) Beyoncé - Start Over
16.(RE) Christopher Jackson, Rachel House, Nicole Scherzinger, Auli'i Cravalho & Louise Bush - Where You Are
17.(RE) Britney Spears - And Then We Kiss
18.(RE) Kelly Clarkson - Slow Dance
19.(RE) Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools
20.(RE) Kelly Clarkson - Go High
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Postby JSparksFan » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:14 am

Sunday's Top 20 (February 11th)

01.(RE) Whitney Houston - My Love Is Your Love (Best Comeback)
02.(RE) Kylie Minogue - Breathe
03.(RE) Whitney Houston - Heartbreak Hotel (feat. Faith Evans & Kelly Price)
04.(RE) Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
05.(RE) Leona Lewis - Run
06.(NE) Melissa Etheridge - I Need to Wake Up (Highest Debut)
07.(RE) Whitney Houston - I Have Nothing
08.(RE) Whitney Houston - Run to You
09.(NE) Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen
10.(NE) Iggy Pop - The Passenger
11.(RE) Katy B - Aaliyah
12.(RE) Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight
13.(NE) Banks - 27 Hours
14.(RE) Whitney Houston - It's Not Right but It's Okay
15.(RE) Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
16.(RE) Rae Morris - Do It
17.(NE) Leslie Clio - And I'm Leaving
18.(RE) Whitney Houston - I Learned from the Best
19.(NE) Jeff Beck & Rod Stewart - People Get Ready
20.(NE) Utada Hikaru - Travelling
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Postby JSparksFan » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:53 am

Monday's Top 20 (February 12th)

01.(09) Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen (Greatest Gainer)
02.(06) Melissa Etheridge - I Need to Wake Up
03.(RE) Céline Dion - That's the Way It Is (Best Comeback)
04.(RE) David Guetta - Titanium (feat. Sia)
05.(NE) Janet Jackson - Say You Do (Highest Debut)
06.(RE) Tina Turner - Typical Male
07.(RE) Mariah Carey - We Belong Together
08.(RE) Tina Turner - Proud Mary
09.(RE) George Michael - Jesus to a Child
10.(RE) Tina Turner - Till the Right Man Comes Along
11.(RE) Tina Turner - What's Love Got to Do with It
12.(NE) Janet Jackson - (You'll Never Find) A Love Like Mine
13.(11) Katy B - Aaliyah (Biggest Free Faller)
14.(RE) Lauryn Hill - Everything Is Everything
15.(RE) Beyoncé - Schoolin' Life
16.(NE) Janet Jackson - Come Give Your Love to Me
17.(NE) The Moody Blues - Nights in White Satin
18.(NE) Connie Francis - Who's Sorry Now
19.(NE) Marco Carta - Finiremo per volerci bene
20.(NE) Janet Jackson - The Magic Is Working
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Postby Benny » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:21 pm

01.(09) Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen (Greatest Gainer)
03.(RE) Céline Dion - That's the Way It Is (Best Comeback)
04.(RE) David Guetta - Titanium (feat. Sia)
06.(RE) Tina Turner - Typical Male
07.(RE) Mariah Carey - We Belong Together
08.(RE) Tina Turner - Proud Mary
09.(RE) George Michael - Jesus to a Child
11.(RE) Tina Turner - What's Love Got to Do with It
17.(NE) The Moody Blues - Nights in White Satin
19.(NE) Marco Carta - Finiremo per volerci bene

Great to see Booty...I mean 'Edge of 17' at number one! :P
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Postby stevyy » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:44 pm

03.(RE) Céline Dion - That's the Way It Is (Best Comeback)

This is probably my fave pop-uptempo by Céline. Great tune.
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Postby SummerPeur » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:47 pm

JSparksFan wrote:Not surprised you appreciate those three! Is that guy from RuPaul's Drag Race?
Yes he was :lol:. One of his biggest lines is saying 'this is all really right' haha.

JSparksFan wrote:Sunday's Top 20 (February 11th)
01.(RE) Whitney Houston - My Love Is Your Love (Best Comeback)
05.(RE) Leona Lewis - Run
I LOVE, My Love is Your Love!! Great to see it shoot to #1 with a RE.
Also fantastic to see some Leona Lewis.

JSparksFan wrote:Monday's Top 20 (February 12th)
04.(RE) David Guetta - Titanium (feat. Sia)
07.(RE) Mariah Carey - We Belong Together
Titanium, HUGE song. Great to see it back :).
+ One of the most ultimate Mariah songs makes an appearance. 8-)
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Postby JSparksFan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:45 am

Benny wrote:Great to see Booty...I mean 'Edge of 17' at number one! :P
I heard "Edge of Seventeen" for the first time this weekend and I was so perplexed those first 10 seconds. :lol: Both songs put that guitar riff to excellent use.

stevyy wrote:03.(RE) Céline Dion - That's the Way It Is (Best Comeback)

This is probably my fave pop-uptempo by Céline. Great tune.
It's definitely among her Top 3 uptempo cuts!

SummerPeur wrote:Yes he was :lol:. One of his biggest lines is saying 'this is all really right' haha.
I've been meaning to check the show out.

SummerPeur wrote:I LOVE, My Love is Your Love!! Great to see it shoot to #1 with a RE.
Also fantastic to see some Leona Lewis.
Something extraordinary would have had to happen to deny a Whitney song top honours on February 11. :(

SummerPeur wrote:Titanium, HUGE song. Great to see it back :).
+ One of the most ultimate Mariah songs makes an appearance. 8-)
I was thinking about it, and "Titanium" is a strong contender for my favourite song of the 10s decade. It is so empowering!

Words would fail to describe the brilliance of "We Belong Together". That's how a diva makes a comeback.
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Postby JSparksFan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:51 am

Tuesday's Top 20 (February 13th)

01.(03) Céline Dion - That's the Way It Is (Greatest Gainer)
02.(RE) The Beatles - Blackbird (Best Comeback)
03.(01) Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen
04.(02) Melissa Etheridge - I Need to Wake Up
05.(RE) Kendrick Lamar & SZA - All the Stars
06.(RE) Destiny's Child - Bootylicious
07.(RE) Janet Jackson - Together Again
08.(RE) ABBA - I Have a Dream
09.(RE) Sia - Day Too Soon
10.(RE) Beyoncé - Dance for You
11.(RE) Leslie Clio - And I'm Leaving
12.(RE) Lana Del Rey - Young and Beautiful
13.(RE) Beyoncé - Best Thing I Never Had
14.(RE) Janet Jackson - That's the Way Love Goes
15.(RE) Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
16.(RE) Taylor Swift - Getaway Car
17.(RE) Madonna - Music
18.(RE) Nicki Minaj - Only (feat. Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown)
19.(13) Katy B - Aaliyah (feat. Jessie Ware) (Biggest Free Faller)
20.(RE) Beyoncé - End of Time
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Postby JSparksFan » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:48 am

Wednesday's Top 20 (February 14th)

01.(RE) Tank - When We (Best Comeback)
02.(RE) Clean Bandit - Symphony (feat. Zara Larsson)
03.(RE) Adele - Tired
04.(RE) Céline Dion - Call the Man
05.(RE) Liam Payne & Rita Ora - For You
06.(RE) Camila Cabello - Never Be the Same
07.(RE) Céline Dion - Let's Talk About Love
08.(RE) Adele - Rolling in the Deep
09.(RE) Carrie Underwood - The Champion (feat. Ludacris)
10.(RE) Troye Sivan - My My My!
11.(RE) Rae Morris - Do It
12.(RE) Lorde - Sober
13.(RE) Céline Dion - I Remember L.A.
14.(RE) Céline Dion - I'm Alive
15.(RE) Florence + the Machine - Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
16.(RE) Zac Efron & Zendaya - Rewrite the Stars
17.(RE) Lorde - Homemade Dynamite (feat. SZA, Khalid, & Post Malone)
18.(RE) Kylie Minogue - Dancing
19.(RE) Céline Dion - Encore un soir
20.(RE) Céline Dion - Everybody's Talkin' My Baby Down
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Postby JSparksFan » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:16 am

Thursday's Top 20 (February 15th)

01.(RE) SZA - Pretty Little Birds (feat. Isaiah Rashad) (Best Comeback)
02.(RE) The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar - Pray for Me
03.(RE) Coldplay - Viva la Vida
04.(RE) Adele - Melt My Heart to Stone
05.(NE) Kylie Minogue - Finer Feelings (Highest Debut)
06.(NE) Madonna - Time Stood Still
07.(NE) Tina Arena - When You're Ready
08.(RE) Kanye West - Power
09.(RE) Adele - River Lea
10.(RE) Bruno Mars - Finesse (feat. Cardi B)
11.(RE) Adele - Hello
12.(RE) Lorde - The Louvre
13.(RE) Céline Dion - That's the Way It Is
14.(RE) Janet Jackson - Again
15.(RE) SZA - Prom
16.(RE) Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen
17.(RE) Adele - Remedy
18.(RE) Leona Lewis - Happy
19.(RE) Steps - Scared of the Dark
20.(RE) Alice Merton - No Roots
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Postby phoenix98 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:30 pm

JSparksFan wrote: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:
:lol: I can certainly testify to that!

JSparksFan wrote: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!
**Nod** We've had our share of underwhelming high-profile female collaborations in recent years ("Can't Remember To Forget You", "Pretty Girls"...I'd even put "Bang Bang" in there, since I think it pales in comparison to a lot of those ladies' individual singles), but "Telephone" REALLY delivered!

JSparksFan wrote:01.(RE) SZA - Pretty Little Birds (feat. Isaiah Rashad) (Best Comeback)
02.(RE) The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar - Pray for Me
03.(RE) Coldplay - Viva la Vida
05.(NE) Kylie Minogue - Finer Feelings (Highest Debut)
06.(NE) Madonna - Time Stood Still
09.(RE) Adele - River Lea
10.(RE) Bruno Mars - Finesse (feat. Cardi B)
11.(RE) Adele - Hello
13.(RE) Céline Dion - That's the Way It Is
14.(RE) Janet Jackson - Again
15.(RE) SZA - Prom
18.(RE) Leona Lewis - Happy
19.(RE) Steps - Scared of the Dark
20.(RE) Alice Merton - No Roots
• I added Ctrl to my library a couple weeks ago, and it's been pretty hit-or-miss for me overall, with "Pretty Little Birds" falling into the "Miss"/skip column...so far. There's some great lines/metaphors throughout, and I love the way she sings the "when the spiral down feels as good as the fliiiight, when hating you feels good for the niiiight" part...but the way she sings the title when the chorus repeats comes off a little too shouty/screechy for me. That's probably just her way of pouring emotion into the line, but it just rubs my ears the wrong way. :oops:
• "Prom", however, is firmly perched at the very top of the "HIT" column! Such an uptempo, poppy-sounding track totally comes out of left field on that album, but it totally works! Again, there's a lot of great lines throughout, but I'm especially endeared by the Wizard Of Oz references: "hoppin' through poppy fields, dodgin' evil witches, these houses keep droppin' everywhere...". I think the track is pretty brilliant from start to finish, though, and it's had me hooked since the first listen. <3 <3 <3
• I feel like I need to do some penance for having never heard of this Madonna track before :o I never knew she'd contributed more to The Next Best Thing than "American Pie." On first listen, I'm liking it! It sounds like something that could've come from the Ray Of Light sessions (but a little more uptempo/interesting than much of that album...) :oops: Guitardonna often does it for me ("One More Chance", "Joan Of Arc", etc.), and this fits into that group quite nicely. Huge thanks for finally putting an end to my ignorance! :lol:

Yet another high-flying chart, Akini! :D
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Postby Top10 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:43 pm

This Wednesday chart with reentries only.:D I don't like Carrie's song, this style is too commercial for her, but OK, sounds interesting.
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Postby JSparksFan » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:46 am

phoenix98 wrote:**Nod** We've had our share of underwhelming high-profile female collaborations in recent years ("Can't Remember To Forget You", "Pretty Girls"...I'd even put "Bang Bang" in there, since I think it pales in comparison to a lot of those ladies' individual singles), but "Telephone" REALLY delivered!
The Gaga/Christina "Do What U Want" remix was fantastic, though!

phoenix98 wrote:• I added Ctrl to my library a couple weeks ago, and it's been pretty hit-or-miss for me overall, with "Pretty Little Birds" falling into the "Miss"/skip column...so far. There's some great lines/metaphors throughout, and I love the way she sings the "when the spiral down feels as good as the fliiiight, when hating you feels good for the niiiight" part...but the way she sings the title when the chorus repeats comes off a little too shouty/screechy for me. That's probably just her way of pouring emotion into the line, but it just rubs my ears the wrong way. :oops:
Which column is "The Weekend" in?

SZA's songwriting is almost as layered as Lorde's. I didn't like the Ctrl album the first time I heard it, but over time, I'm finding more and more gems among what I had considered rubble. The highlight of "Pretty Little Birds" is the bit I tried to quote in my thread title, My wings don't spread like they used to, but I wanna fly with you. It's a "Moonlight"-esque climax, placed right at the end, and I love how the male vocal joins her in that moment - they're both broken down from previous relationships, with bleaker views and expectations of love, but they want to give their relationship a chance to be something special.

phoenix98 wrote:• "Prom", however, is firmly perched at the very top of the "HIT" column! Such an uptempo, poppy-sounding track totally comes out of left field on that album, but it totally works! Again, there's a lot of great lines throughout, but I'm especially endeared by the Wizard Of Oz references: "hoppin' through poppy fields, dodgin' evil witches, these houses keep droppin' everywhere...". I think the track is pretty brilliant from start to finish, though, and it's had me hooked since the first listen. <3 <3 <3
"Prom" was perhaps the second most digestible song for me (after "The Weekend") so no surprise to hear you enjoy it, too. You seem to like it more than I do!

phoenix98 wrote:• I feel like I need to do some penance for having never heard of this Madonna track before :o I never knew she'd contributed more to The Next Best Thing than "American Pie." On first listen, I'm liking it! It sounds like something that could've come from the Ray Of Light sessions (but a little more uptempo/interesting than much of that album...) :oops: Guitardonna often does it for me ("One More Chance", "Joan Of Arc", etc.), and this fits into that group quite nicely. Huge thanks for finally putting an end to my ignorance! :lol:
I actually just discovered it through biscuit's UKMixtape game. Glad you also enjoy it. I think Madonna has a gorgeous voice for ballads.

Top10 wrote:This Wednesday chart with reentries only.:D I don't like Carrie's song, this style is too commercial for her, but OK, sounds interesting.
That happens sometimes. :lol:

It's definitely more pop-leaning than most of her typically work, and that works in its favour for me. I love the grand chorus!
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Postby JSparksFan » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:55 am

Friday's Top 20 (February 16th)

01.(02) The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar - Pray for Me
02.(01) SZA - Pretty Little Birds (feat. Isaiah Rashad)
03.(RE) Kendrick Lamar & SZA - All the Stars (Best Comeback)
04.(RE) Beyoncé - Love on Top
05.(RE) LP - Lost on You
06.(06) Madonna - Time Stood Still
07.(16) Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen (Greatest Gainer)
08.(RE) Cher - Strong Enough
09.(05) Kylie Minogue - Finer Feelings
10.(RE) Nicki Minaj - Only (feat. Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown)
11.(RE) Toni Braxton - Long as I Live
12.(RE) George Michael - Freedom
13.(07) Tina Arena - When You're Ready (Biggest Free Faller)
14.(RE) John Legend - Love Me Now
15.(RE) Madonna - Rain
16.(RE) Little Mix - Wings
17.(RE) Dion - Runaround Sue
18.(13) Céline Dion - That's the Way It Is
19.(RE) Destiny's Child - Bootylicious
20.(RE) Madonna - Take a Bow
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Postby phoenix98 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:30 pm

JSparksFan wrote:The Gaga/Christina "Do What U Want" remix was fantastic, though!
I don't think I ever downloaded that version :oops: Mostly because I was already so content with/fond of the original. I should finally rectify that, though...

JSparksFan wrote:Which column is "The Weekend" in?

SZA's songwriting is almost as layered as Lorde's. I didn't like the Ctrl album the first time I heard it, but over time, I'm finding more and more gems among what I had considered rubble. The highlight of "Pretty Little Birds" is the bit I tried to quote in my thread title, My wings don't spread like they used to, but I wanna fly with you. It's a "Moonlight"-esque climax, placed right at the end, and I love how the male vocal joins her in that moment - they're both broken down from previous relationships, with bleaker views and expectations of love, but they want to give their relationship a chance to be something special.
Definitely "Hit" - just more toward the bottom of that column. As of right now, it'd look something like:

1.) "Prom"
2.) "Garden (Say It Like Dat)"
3.) "Love Galore"
4.) "Supermodel"
5.) "20 Something"
6.) "The Weekend"

You're absolutely right about her material requiring a second (or third, or fourth) glance to really grasp and appreciate everything she's conveying. Hell, it took at least a handful of listens just for me to catch those Wizard Of Oz references in "Prom" that I find so charming :lol: A comparison to "Moonlight" is a brilliant way to inspire me to give "Pretty Little Birds" some more tries...

JSparksFan wrote:01.(02) The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar - Pray for Me
02.(01) SZA - Pretty Little Birds (feat. Isaiah Rashad)
03.(RE) Kendrick Lamar & SZA - All the Stars (Best Comeback)
04.(RE) Beyoncé - Love on Top
05.(RE) LP - Lost on You
06.(06) Madonna - Time Stood Still
08.(RE) Cher - Strong Enough
09.(05) Kylie Minogue - Finer Feelings
12.(RE) George Michael - Freedom
14.(RE) John Legend - Love Me Now
15.(RE) Madonna - Rain
16.(RE) Little Mix - Wings
17.(RE) Dion - Runaround Sue
18.(13) Céline Dion - That's the Way It Is
19.(RE) Destiny's Child - Bootylicious
20.(RE) Madonna - Take a Bow
• The production/beat in "Pray For Me" really grabs you right off the bat! Does this (combined with the return of your No. 3) mean you got to see Black Panther? The hype for that movie has been REAL, and I'd love to hear your reactions!
• Speaking of your No. 3, I just added it a few days ago, but I can definitely see it overshadowing "Pray For Me" for me (largely thanks to SZA's hook, since I've been pretty hooked on her lately.)
• I forgot to ask this yesterday, but any particular reason for the belated justice for "Finer Feelings"? It's never been one of my Kylie top-favorites, but the Parisian video is pretty lush.

Yet another divine chart, Akini! :D
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Postby JSparksFan » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:35 am

phoenix98 wrote:I don't think I ever downloaded that version :oops: Mostly because I was already so content with/fond of the original. I should finally rectify that, though...
You should! Both versions are 10/10.

phoenix98 wrote:Definitely "Hit" - just more toward the bottom of that column. As of right now, it'd look something like:

1.) "Prom"
2.) "Garden (Say It Like Dat)"
3.) "Love Galore"
4.) "Supermodel"
5.) "20 Something"
6.) "The Weekend"

You're absolutely right about her material requiring a second (or third, or fourth) glance to really grasp and appreciate everything she's conveying. Hell, it took at least a handful of listens just for me to catch those Wizard Of Oz references in "Prom" that I find so charming :lol: A comparison to "Moonlight" is a brilliant way to inspire me to give "Pretty Little Birds" some more tries...
That's what I was going for! :lol:

For a long time, it was really "The Weekend" and everything else. Now I think "Pretty Little Birds" has surpassed "The Weekend". "Prom" would be third, "Love Galore" fourth.

phoenix98 wrote:• The production/beat in "Pray For Me" really grabs you right off the bat! Does this (combined with the return of your No. 3) mean you got to see Black Panther? The hype for that movie has been REAL, and I'd love to hear your reactions!
I just saw it tonight, and I am just...euphoric. I don't think that even describes my love for it. It's already among my Top 10 movies of all-time, if not Top 5. It's a good weekend to be black! 8-)

phoenix98 wrote:• Speaking of your No. 3, I just added it a few days ago, but I can definitely see it overshadowing "Pray For Me" for me (largely thanks to SZA's hook, since I've been pretty hooked on her lately.)
The video is also awesome! Have you seen it?

phoenix98 wrote:• I forgot to ask this yesterday, but any particular reason for the belated justice for "Finer Feelings"? It's never been one of my Kylie top-favorites, but the Parisian video is pretty lush.
biscuits's UKMix Tapes game is to be credited for introducing me to "Finer Feelings".
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Postby JSparksFan » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:41 am

Saturday's Top 20 (February 17th)

01.(01) The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar - Pray for Me
02.(RE) Imagine Dragons - Whatever It Takes (Best Comeback)
03.(03) Kendrick Lamar & SZA - All the Stars
04.(02) SZA - Pretty Little Birds (feat. Isaiah Rashad)
05.(RE) Childish Gambino - Redbone
06.(RE) Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
07.(RE) Sugababes - Push the Button
08.(09) Kylie Minogue - Finer Feelings (Greatest Gainer)
09.(RE) Carrie Underwood - Blown Away
10.(06) Madonna - Time Stood Still (Biggest Free Faller)
11.(RE) Tina Arena - When You're Ready
12.(RE) Carly Rae Jepsen - Run Away with Me
13.(RE) Ariana Grande - One Last Time
14.(RE) Madonna - La Isla Bonita
15.(RE) Harry Styles - Sign of the Times
16.(RE) Lana Del Rey - Groupie Love
17.(RE) CHVRCHES - The Mother We Share
18.(RE) Katy Perry - Roulette
19.(RE) The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow
20.(RE) Elton John - Tiny Dancer
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Postby JSparksFan » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:36 am

Sunday's Top 20 (February 18th)

01.(01) The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar - Pray for Me
02.(03) Kendrick Lamar & SZA - All the Stars (Greatest Gainer)
03.(NE) Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, & Saudi - X (Highest Debut)
04.(NE) Jorja Smith - I Am
05.(04) SZA - Pretty Little Birds (feat. Isaiah Rashad)
06.(NE) Khalid & Normani - Love Lies
07.(NE) Fantasia - Even Angels
08.(RE) SZA - Prom (Best Comeback)
09.(08) Kylie Minogue - Finer Feelings (Biggest Free Faller)
10.(RE) SZA - Love Galore (feat. Travis Scott)
11.(RE) Janet Jackson - Because of Love
12.(RE) Madonna - Jump
13.(RE) Mary Wells - My Guy
14.(NE) Frank Ocean - Moon River
15.(NE) Lauv - Getting over You
16.(NE) Ab-Soul, Anderson Paak, Kendrick Lamar, & James Blake - Bloody Waters
17.(NE) Kendrick Lamar - Black Panther
18.(NE) Mozzy, Sjava, & Reason - Seasons
19.(NE) Zacari, Kendrick Lamar, & Babes Wodumo - Redemption
20.(NE) Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake - King's Dead
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Postby SummerPeur » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:49 am

JSparksFan wrote:Sunday's Top 20 (February 18th)
05.(04) SZA - Pretty Little Birds (feat. Isaiah Rashad)
12.(RE) Madonna - Jump
Love SZA <3. Only discovered her not long ago, but she is now one of my favorite (new to me) artists.

+ Jump is an underrated song of Madonna! Glad to see 8-)
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Postby JSparksFan » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:08 am

SummerPeur wrote:Love SZA <3. Only discovered her not long ago, but she is now one of my favorite (new to me) artists.

+ Jump is an underrated song of Madonna! Glad to see 8-)
Ooh, glad to hear that! What are your favourite songs from her?
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Postby JSparksFan » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:15 am

Monday's Top 20 (February 19th)

01.(NE) BROCKHAMPTON - Star (Hot Shot debut)
02.(06) Khalid & Normani - Love Lies (Greatest Gainer)
03.(01) The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar - Pray for Me
04.(RE) Mary J. Blige - Family Affair (Best Comeback)
05.(RE) Kendrick Lamar & SZA - All the Stars
06.(RE) Carrie Underwood - Blown Away
07.(NE) Tracy Chapman - Crossroads
08.(03) Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, & Saudi - X
09.(NE) Dire Straits - Tunnel of Love
10.(NE) Carly Simon - Night Owl
11.(RE) Erykah Badu - On & On
12.(07) Fantasia - Even Angels
13.(05) SZA - Pretty Little Birds (feat. Isaiah Rashad) (Biggest Free Faller)
14.(RE) Fantasia - Bittersweet
15.(RE) Rihanna - Russian Roulette
16.(10) SZA - Love Galore (feat. Travis Scott)
17.(NE) Anggun - Still Reminds Me
18.(RE) Etta James - At Last
19.(RE) Beyoncé - Crazy in Love (feat. Jay-Z)
20.(NE) Toto - Africa
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