Thanks Paulphoenix98 wrote:YES! Let's get this party STARTED!!!
• Wait...what? You don't like "Cheap Thrills"...in any version? After a quick browse through your Top 100 of 2015, I don't see it there either. This must've come up at some point before now, and I must've just blocked it out It's pretty surprising, given how much you seem to like Sia in general, that you don't like one of her most well-received hits...at all?
• Definitely sweet of you to include a George Michael tribute here. I think you mentioned somewhere that he was one of your mum's faves? I only own Ladies & Gentlemen, but there's no denying his impact in the 80's, and his status as one of the biggest openly-gay celebrities in the world (even if he wasn't out at the time of his greatest commercial success.) RIP.
• The fact that "Just Luv Me" comes directly after my absolute-Glory-favorite "Man On The Moon" has definitely helped its cause, since sometimes I'm too distracted to hit "skip" right away - otherwise I probably never would've revisited it after the first week or two Props for finding a clever way to link to the track, though! I was having such a hard time finding unedited versions of Glory tracks on YouTube or Dailymotion that I just decided to do without.
To conclude this first day of the countdown we have Ellie Goulding at #91 with Something in the way you move which really should've been a single. I'd even go as far as saying it should've been the lead single off Delirium as i loved this so much more than the quirky but slightly forgettable On my mind. This track originally reached #6 off the back of the album release as it stood out instantly. Following the release of the music video in February i thought maybe there was a slight chance this song would have its moment of glory but nothing came of it. If ever the phrase "wasted opportunity" has applied a song, this would be that song.king_oxymoron wrote:Let me not get into a real mad rant about how the Delirium era has been RIDICULOUSLY and AWFULLY handled (as if we never properly got Something In The Way You Move or indeed ANYTHING after Army)
#rebel Surprises like that keep things extra-interesting, though, so it's not a bad thing at all - just definitely unexpected with this particular track and artist!JakeP wrote:The first of many comments i'm sure. Surprisingly yes, Cheap thrills was only a minor hit in my chart despite the fact i adore Sia. I first charted the track in late 2015 where it originally peaked at #17. Then when it did start doing well, it re-entered my chart at #8 but quickly dropped down again. I do like the song but it's far from being one of my absolute favourite Sia singles. Still, it's nice to be different!
#proudrebel I love that Sia did get such a massive hit out of Cheap thrills, for me the biggest surprise was when this song topped the American charts. That i really didn't coming.phoenix98 wrote:#rebel Surprises like that keep things extra-interesting, though, so it's not a bad thing at all - just definitely unexpected with this particular track and artist!
• "One Dance" really was such a No. 1 hog in 2016: 15 in the UK and 10 weeks in the US That complaint aside, I definitely like the song, and it was awesome to see Drake finally achieve such a huge international hit as a lead artist (especially after "Hotline Bling" narrowly missed out on topping the Hot 100 due to the video being an Apple Music exclusive.) Also, like Britney, here we have another track whose official audio/video was a nightmare to find for linkage purposes I didn't even realize that the official video was actually part of a whole short film until I was compiling my countdown!
• On paper, I should've loved "On Your Side" more than I did, so I'm not quite sure why it never really clicked. I do like it, though, and I'm REALLY liking that hint that "In My Blood" will be appearing even higher!
• SO true about "everybody." Not sure what I can say that hasn't already been said many times before, but it's TRULY mind-boggling how what should've been Ellie's biggest era yet (and seemed to be crafted specifically to accomplish that) somehow turned out to be her least successful by far. This track in particular is such a perfect pop bop.
LOL Your comment was so spot on, i thought i couldn't write that same comment any better so just "sampled" it from your thread.king_oxymoron wrote::lol: Thanks for using my quote! If it had been properly released as a single it would have been HIIIIIIIIIIGH in my chart, great pop song. The Drake song is good but so overdone, so it's Ellie and OneRepublic who rule this set for me, should have been a top 5 in real life too!