SMH on missing out a charts
One would think I’m used to when you post your updates… time to catch up again now!
Ah! So what's REALLY been holding back CHVRCHES's Love Is Dead
for you is that it can't possibly compare to Queen Kerli's album of the same name?
Of course no other album could be worthy of sharing a title with such an iconic release!
I was SUPER late to the CHVRCHES party, and only started checking out their albums after getting hooked on "Get Out" earlier this year. After exploring/discovering all three of them pretty close together, Every Open Eye
really does feel like the perfect middle-ground/transiton between their debut and Love Is Dead
. It has the catchy choruses/melodies that grab my ear, but isn't quite as...polished, glossy, sterile-sounding as the Greg Kurstin stuff. Maybe Every Open Eye
would sound better to you now, compared to the slightly-too-poppy LID
Interestingly, Kerli’s “Love Is Dead” isn’t even that far off musically compared to CHVRCHES’ music.
What, really? That surprises me, as I thought “Every Open Eye” was a hit for you back when it came out! I’m going on vacation soon and sometimes I have lots of time to check out some music, so I’ll write “Every Open Eye” on my to-do-list. I heard the album once or twice when it was released but I remember absolutely nothing…
Ha, well, since only half of reputation
really appealed to you even at the peak of its hype, I guess it's not too shocking that the album fell off your radar pretty quickly
It was somewhat similar for me too, but more like 1/3 of the album never really clicked with me/I could live without (which is still a pretty big chunk of a 15-track album).
Ooh...so is Speak Now
your Tay fave? While Red
leaves you feeling pretty blue? I do love Red
, but Fearless
has a special place in my heart too. I think it's her best country/pop blend, and it was just such a fun and exciting time to be a fan: watching her score huge crossover hits like "Love Story" and "You Belong With Me" (and even getting her first hits outside the US).
True. Overall the album lacked something and time will tell how I would rank this among her other albums I’m familiar with, but I can see it ending up last to be honest. The highlights are amazing, but their strength is not enough to carry the whole album. I already had a similar experience with Britney’s “Britney Jean” where I LOVED some of the songs (“Til It’s Gone”, “Tik Tik Boom”, “Work Bitch”, “Alien”) and they are all among my all-time-faves of Britney, but the whole album still remains quite weak.
Yes. Well, if I would listen to “Speak Now” these days, I most likely wouldn’t love it as much as I did back in the days, but considering the great memories & stuff (which counts a lot for me too when ranking albums), it’s definitely first, followed by “Fearless”. “Red” somehow never fully clicked with me, even though I remember playing it quite often, but it seemed like the were too many songs which were ‘just solid’; “I Knew You Were Trouble.” was amazing, but it also felt very out of place. Glad to hear your thoughts about “Fearless” <3 I don’t even remember how I discovered her because back when I bought the physical copy of “Fearless”, she was still so unknown over here.
It's so awesome how music can instantly transport us back to a specific place and time like that. When you mention enjoying the sun on your terrace, I assume you mean (nude)
Back when Hilary first started releasing music ("Why Not," So Yesterday"), I was actually pretty dismissive of her trying to have a music career, since it just felt like Disney desperately/shamelessly trying to make as much money as possible off her Lizzie McGuire
Looking back, she kind of set the stage for Miley (and Selena, Demi, etc.) in that sense. I think it was "Come Clean" that started to win me over, cause I ended up picking up Metamorphosis
eventually (then all of her studio albums after that as they came out, though they were usually pretty hit-or-miss overall).
True! And these memories often mean so much…
Haha, not fully nude
Ah well, I guess there were so many people thinking similar, also when Miley, Selena or Demi tried to make music. So since her discography is still pretty much undiscovered for me, is there something you would recommend apart from the popular singles?
Yep! Well, partially
A friend of mine from college was visiting and staying with some other friends in the city, so we met up for dinner on Friday night, then went to a (rave-ish) party on Saturday night. I was too wiped on Sunday to check out the parade, though
I've marched in it a couple of times before, and watched it some other years too, so I'd already gotten that full experience in the past.
Ah, sounds nice!
Well, in terms of his chart history... "Ocean"
= No. 2
peak | 3 weeks total "Scared To Be Lonely"
= No. 3
| 8 wks | [P] "Animals (Original Mix)"
= No. 4
| 5 wks | [G] "There For You"
= No. 4
| 4 wks | [G] "In The Name Of Love"
= No. 24 | 2 wks
...but at least that's better than "So Far Away," which I downloaded, but it never managed to chart.
I think “In The Name Of Love” is really good. But hey, as you say, at least it made an entry
phoenix98 wrote:Yeah, the fact that I'm used to really loving a lot of stuff from Selena and Ellie might've worked against their Kygo collaborations a bit (since they were especially underwhelming in the context of those two lovely ladies' catalogs).
Now this makes a lot of sense, as I felt the same to be honest. But they still belong to my favorite Kygo songs, simply because I never fully got into his stuff so far. “Remind Me To Forget” comes close now.
I was seriously surprised to see that we're getting an album from her by the end of August, despite how the singles have been performing
On one hand, it seems a bit suicidal, since the album's almost certain to bomb...but I think it was you who mentioned somewhere that it's kind of refreshing that an artist isn't releasing single after single after single, waiting to finally score a big hit before dropping an album (even if it takes years). This way, at least fans will get to hear what she's been working on, and she can try to win back the public again with album #4 (or maybe some collaborations...?)
Oh, yeah, that was probably me, or at least I was thinking that as well
I think it doesn’t make sense to wait months and months or even years to finally get a hit and then release an album. Artists should stick to their album campaign and still do their stuff, even if it’s flopping. Of course there’s always a label behind them which basically just wants money, but in the end what money are they getting with only releasing singles after singles and nothing clicks with the public? I’m sure Meghan’s album will bomb – and with bomb I really mean so, because I wouldn’t be surprised if this misses out the Top40 or so on Billboard. But after that she can at least finish this chapter and move on, otherwise something drags on for too long…
Yeah, I've still got mixed feelings about it myself (don't love it, don't hate it), but it's a shame that it did SO bad on official charts
Granted, it sounds like she plans to treat "God Is A Woman" as the official second single anyway...?
Yes, she declared “The Light Is Coming” as a promotional single already before releasing it, but I’m quite sure they still expected a better charts performance. Thank god “God Is A Woman” already came out earlier than expected now and is slaying again <3
Was it her concert that finally changed your mind about "No Promises," or did something else happen that helped you see it in a new light...? Whatever the reason, I'm definitely glad to hear that it finally sounds better to you now!
Yep, her concert made me liking “No Promises” much more than back when it came out.
phoenix98 wrote:01 (01) 02 | "All For You" - Years & Years | 1 (2) | [G]
03 (NE) 01 | "No Angel" - Charli XCX | 3
04 (04) 06 | "If You're Over Me" - Years & Years | 1 (1) | [P]
05 (29) 02 | "Palo Santo" - Years & Years | 5
07 (30) 12 | "Stop Me From Falling" - Kylie Minogue | 1 (3) | [2xP]
08 (NE) 01 | "Focus" - Charli XCX | 8
09 (02) 06 | "Graves" - CHVRCHES | 1 (3) | [P]
10 (24) 07 | "Back To You" - Selena Gomez | 7 | [G]
12 (RE) 06 | "ILY2" - Charli XCX | 4 | [G]
13 (RE) 12 | "3AM (Pull Up)" - Charli XCX ft. MØ| 1 (2) | [P]
14 (NE) 01 | "N'oublie Pas" - Mylène Farmer ft. LP | 14
15 (05) 07 | "Bloom" - Troye Sivan | 1 (1) | [P]
16 (17) 04 | "Youngblood" - 5 Seconds Of Summer | 4
17 (12) 03 | "Ocean" - Martin Garrix ft. Khalid | 2 (1)
18 (06) 07 | "No Tears Left To Cry" - Ariana Grande | 1 (1) | [P]
20 (10) 16 | "Delicate" - Taylor Swift | 1 (2) | [2xP]
21 (09) 07 | "My My My!" - Troye Sivan | 4 | [G]
22 (07) 08 | "Anywhere" - Rita Ora | 1 (1) | [P]
23 (RE) 03 | "Colour" - MNEK ft. Hailee Steinfeld | 3
24 (23) 03 | "Remind Me To Forget" - Kygo ft. Miguel | 18
25 (RE) 07 | "Beautiful Scars" - Madonna | 5 | [G]
26 (RE) 06 | "Joan Of Arc" - Madonna | 2 (2) | [P]
27 (RE) 07 | "Body Shop" - Madonna | 6 | [G]
28 (18) 03 | "Let You Be Right" - Meghan Trainor | 18
29 (22) 03 | "Why" - Shawn Mendes | 7
30 (RE) 02 | "Fallin' All In You" - Shawn Mendes | 11
Pretty much a perfect Top30 as I like all but four or five songs!
“All For You” grew on me since the album came out and I wouldn’t mind it to be an official single at some point, so it’s nice to see that one smashing. However, “Palo Santo” remains my favorite song on their album, so I’m obviously even happier to see that one climbing into your Top5 <3
As we talked over in my topic, I prefer “Focus” to “No Angel” but I’m glad to see both still arriving in your Top10. Charli XCX must have an impressive discography now
Fantastic rebound for “Back To You”, also nice to see some Madonna tracks at the bottom of your charts.
phoenix98 wrote:01 (14) 02 | "N'oublie Pas" - Mylène Farmer ft. LP | 1 (1)
02 (01) 03 | "All For You" - Years & Years | 1 (2) | [G]
03 (NE) 01 | "Preacher" - Years & Years | 3
04 (NE) 01 | "Finally Free" - Niall Horan | 4
05 (NE) 01 | "Lucky Escape" - Years & Years | 5
06 (03) 02 | "No Angel" - Charli XCX| 3
07 (NE) 01 | "Hallelujah" - Years & Years | 7
08 (NE) 01 | "Karma" - Years & Years | 8
09 (04) 07 | "If You're Over Me" - Years & Years | 1 (1) | [P]
10 (NE) 01 | "Howl" - Years & Years | 10
13 (20) 17 | "Delicate" - Taylor Swift | 1 (2) | [2xP]
16 (RE) 08 | "I Like That" - Janelle Monáe | 2 (1) | [P]
17 (09) 07 | "Graves" - CHVRCHES | 1 (3) | [P]
18 (NE) 01 | "Hypnotised" - Years & Years | 18
19 (10) 08 | "Back To You" - Selena Gomez | 7 | [G]
20 (08) 02 | "Focus" - Charli XCX | 8
22 (NE) 01 | "Up In Flames" - Years & Years | 22
23 (NE) 01 | "Don't Panic" - Years & Years | 23
24 (NE) 01 | "Rendezvous" - Years & Years | 24
25 (05) 03 | "Palo Santo" - Years & Years | 5
26 (RE) 05 | "Heaven/Hell" - CHVRCHES | 4 | [G]
27 (RE) 08 | "Call It What You Want" - Taylor Swift | 6 | [P]
28 (RE) 13 | "Man On The Moon" - Britney Spears | 1 (1) | [2xP]
Second week I’ve missed…
So you checked out “Palo Santo” and it seems to have a massive effect here, which I love to see. I think it’s definitely a very strong album and I’d even say it’s one of the best pop releases this year so far. Unfortunately, my highlights aren’t doing too well (the title track, “Hypnotised” and “Rendezvous”), while I would rank “Preacher” and “Lucky Escape” to the weaker songs on the album (but they’re still good)
Cool to see Britney’s “Man On The Moon” back. I had a little Britney day a week and a half ago and listened to some of her albums ("Blackout", "Circus", "Femme fatale", "Britney Jean" and "Glory"). I really miss her, hopefully she comes back soon, as I’m always here for her.