Salutations Mr. Jake
Bonjour monsieur Paul.
Oh, that was just my lame attempt at a joke
We were talking about Keeping Up Appearances
, and just like Mrs. Bucket always corrected people claiming it's pronounced "Bouquet"
, I was kidding that you might pronounce Jake "Ja-KAY!"
LOL oh dear i totally missed that one.
Sadly i'm not quite as fabulous as Mrs. Bucket.
Sadly, they seem to be the real deal, since they're still visible in his recent random selfies
Must be Zayn's bad influence
Granted, Cheryl has a tad too many tats for my tastes too, so maybe she's to blame?
A mirror over the bed? How vain.
Although i'm sure that's Cheryl's idea so she can make sure she looks immaculate when she wakes up in the morning. She probably has her make up team ready at her bedside when she awakes.
Have to admit i'm not much a tattoo guy and i would never have my skin inked. What might look cool aged 20 isn't going look great aged 60.
Awesome! That makes it her first-ever UK Top 10, yeah? I didn't realize it was THAT low on Spotify
It's crazy how the same song can be Top 5 on iTunes (for some time now), but still not even Top 50 on Spotify. Is Spotify blacklisting her from their playlists or something...?
became her first genuine hit when it cracked the top 40. I don't think Don't kill my vibe
made the charts last year. Since you posted your comment Sigrid has actually started to improve on Spotify and was inside the top 40 albeit climbing slowly each day but that's better than stalling at #51 all week.
On an unrelated note, Feel it still
has now gone top 10 in the UK.
I can't believe its taken this long for the song to impact here. It was so much more instant and i'm quite proud to say it topped my chart back in August 2017. Another Hozier situation.
Aw, sorry to hear that about Penny
Losing a beloved pet really is heartbreaking, so I can understand not wanting to endure that again.
I do! Two cats: Sierra and Sweet Pea (they both came from shelters. so I just kept the names they already had.)
Aww, that's so cute. I've never had cats myself. If i were to get another pet i'm more inclined to get another dog. <3
phoenix98 wrote:Wow, that's a pretty elite group then, with only eight entries! So either 2018 has been especially strong so far, having already produced two...or especially slow, and competition just hasn't been as tough. Bit of both, maybe? Kylie did fend off Mabel, so she didn't exactly have an easy ride right to the top.
There have been weeks when i've not had chance to check out new music on a Friday for the 24 hour impact to take shape. I remember when Ed Sheeran dropped both Shape of you
and Castle on the hill
i had one of those weeks where i just had such little time to devote to listening to music that even though i checked out both songs on the Friday, i only played them once each. I knew that i preferred Castle on the hill
the most but one play on that Friday evening simply wasn't enough to warrant entering my chart the following day.
Prior to July 2015, songs were released on Sundays but even then i never waited for a song to be released to enter it into my chart. So going back to 2013 there were a large number of songs that topped my chart weeks before their official release.
As for 2018 getting off to a strong start, i just put that down to the quality of both Troye and Kylie's singles. Had both songs not really had much impact on me, they probably would've required a full week to determine how much i liked the song. A bit like Taylor Swift's Look what you made me do
which benefitted from a delayed entry thanks pretty much solely to the amazing music video. Otherwise without that video, i doubt Taylor would've gone to #1 in my chart tbh.
Mabel was definitely unlucky as i loved the snippet of Fine line
that you hear at the end of the Finders keepers
video so i was hyped for its release, but Kylie gave me 100% solid gold pop so Mabel got overshadowed.
Bummer about NBTS, but hopefully she'll make the right call and push "She Loves Control" next to get back in your good graces "In The Dark"
has been her album's biggest standout for me, but I get how it's not as radio-ready as SLC. I like pretty much every track on it (just some a bit more than others), so hopefully we're in for a longer era!
It does look like Never be the same
is proving to be a successful follow up to Havana
which even i didn't expect to happen. I'd prefer the song more if it didn't have Camila's high helium-esque pinchy vocals in the pre-chorus. Without that section, i would enjoy the song more. I still wouldn't say it's an amazing song even without that dreadful pre-chorus bit.
Whereas She loves control
is such a bop and is more along the lines of the type of pure pop i love.
I have noticed that Camila's album tracks are all on YouTube. I listened to Real friends
randomly and it sounded ok, but again it wasn't an instant "ohh i like this". I shall check out In the dark
and see how it gets the JakeP seal of approval.
• No complaints about Kylie still clutching that crown.
• ...but might Gaga finally knock her off the throne? I can't decide if I prefer the album version or this new rendition of "Joanne." It's definitely a closer call than I expected (since I already liked the original well enough.)
• I wasn't totally sure what to make of P!nk's Grammy performance. On one hand, it makes sense that she wouldn't try to constantly top that iconic "Glitter In The Air" performance, but I wonder if she might've gone a tad too far in the opposite direction with such a simple, stripped-down performance? She certainly sounded fantastic, though, and I wasn't expecting to get an official video right after too! The Beautiful Trauma
era seems to have gotten a little messy after "What About Us", with the cancellation of "Revenge", and then the title track getting a video instead (but not much/any other promo, as far as I know.) Granted, we were just saying something similar about the Reputation
era too, so maybe messier eras are more the norm in the streaming era? Gone are the days of putting all the focus (radio push, video, televised performances) on just one specific single at a time...? JT's been giving everything videos lately (and sending the songs to different radio formats), Camila kept putting out two singles at a time ("Crying In The Club"/"I Have Questions", "Havana"/"OMG", "Never Be The Same"/"Real Friends") and then narrowed the focus to whichever took off more. Even Dua's done some double-duty with "Homesick" and "IDGAF" lately (she performed "Homesick" on SNL, when I thought "IDGAF" was her next US single?)
• Lovin' the debut for "Til I'm Done"
It was a relief to see it dent the latest UK chart, since I recently learned that poor "Guilty" missed out entirely!
• Really glad to see "Capital Letters" back! Video effect?
Yet another boogielicious chart, Jake!
Kylie has been owning it since Dancing
got released and the music video definitely helped to keep Kylie remaining on top for a third week.
As for Lady Gaga, if she was going to be #1 i suspect it would've happened last week. I think its safe to say that Joanne
is looking likely to drop down a couple of places in my new chart. For me, the new piano version is so superior to the original. I can't help but cringe at Lady Gaga's vocals on the album version. To me, she sounds like she isn't even trying to sing in tune and i find that really off putting.
I think P!nk an amazing job with a less is more approach. Plus, it's a heartfelt ballad so seeing P!nk sing a song like this whilst whizzing around the stage wouldn't really fit the mood of the song. You hit the nail on the head. With Spotify dominating so much, it's now become even more difficult to make a post-album single successful. Unless of course you're someone like Post Malone or Migos, then you can have all your album tracks charting inside the Spotify top 200.
Thus proves exactly where the problems lie with Spotify. It's overrun with teenagers with free accounts. At least that's what i suspect, and all these plays count towards the chart. *sigh*
Speaking of Justin Timberlake, his new album hasn't exactly taken off but imo he's released four different tracks and only two of them made an impact on me, and of those two only one (Say something
) sounds like a legitimate hit single. I'm not really sure what Justin was trying to achieve with Man of the woods
but in simple terms, he's not delivered "songs", just quirky productions that don't leave much to the imagination. I love music, not experimental productions masking a lack of a melody. That's the reason why i'm not fully on board this era, and i suspect that'll be the reason why many others aren't digging the latest album from JT either. Songs = success.
(and even though i was curiously interested in the track, Filthy
isn't really a "song" when you think about it).
I dare say this is likely to be his Witness
era. Overall, i think record companies just don't know how the play the streaming game to their advantage and this i suspect is the reason why they're just throwing out different songs. It's more a case of hoping that something takes off, rather than seeing which songs take off thus why album eras now appear really messy once the lead single has dropped.
Ohh i didn't realise Guilty
failed to chart.
I still think its criminal that Crybaby
underperformed purely because of Spotify as it was clearly a hit on iTunes but c''est la vie.
I also wasn't aware that Til i'm gone
was the next single but a live performance was uploaded to YouTube so that's the reason for the song entering my chart.
You are indeed right about Capital letters
, the music video gave the song enough of a boost to return to my top 20. Quite shocking her 5 month old track Let me go
(and former Paulboard #1 hit
) has finally scraped into the UK top 40.
It still amazes me how some songs take what seems like forever to enter the top 40.