When it came to the Rise vs Make me... chart battle, it was Katy Perry who triumphed not just once, not just twice, but successfully held onto my #1 spot for three weeks.JSparksFan wrote:The best Olympic theme song since the great Whitney Houston's "One Moment in Time", "Rise" soundtracked NBC's promotional campaign of the Rio Games, and I think it's the visual I see that elevates this song to special territory for me. I am an enormous track and field fan, and this year was a gruelling season for most of my favourite stars, especially my all-time favourite athlete, and this song does a great job of capturing the intensity of Olympic-level competition, and really taking you through the entire journey, not just the big show, but the moments of self-doubt, the moments where progress is elusive, the moments you suffer a freak gym injury that jeopardises your legacy year...The O ye of so little faith line also fit my perspective on the CPA exams to a T, but the I will not negotiate lyric is filled with such self-confidence. This song had so much meaning in my life this year, and I'm sure most people will just write it off as a second-rate, failed attempt at creating something inspirational, but Katy knocked this out of the park for me, more on a lyrical level than anything else, which was shocking. It's not quite surpassed "Firework", but it's phenomenal that in an off year, Katy delivers one of her career-best offerings.
Hi Maratmarat2408 wrote:Surprised to see "I Feel It Coming" already on your Year End Chart, because it's a new song for me.
Becky's voice does magic with those [arguably not that exciting] electronic songs.JakeP wrote:LOL!!!heppolo wrote:Gets my honourary title of the best song i've heard in a shopping mall in 201623. Matoma & Becky Hill - False alarm
I'm sure Becky Hill would be honoured with such a title.
Whilst i'm a lot more willing to check out a lot of edm songs even though i'm aware they're likely to sound similar, i still give them a chance. But i totally agree that Becky's vocals are incredible on the track and i think that's why i gave this song so much more appreciation.heppolo wrote:Becky's voice does magic with those [arguably not that exciting] electronic songs.JakeP wrote:LOL!!!heppolo wrote:Gets my honourary title of the best song i've heard in a shopping mall in 201623. Matoma & Becky Hill - False alarm
I'm sure Becky Hill would be honoured with such a title.
I think my countdown has Stand by you ranked the highest! I adore the song, and it got so close to making #1 but just missed out by that weekend. It still ended up doing really well so it's all good.MrRager wrote:Stand By You <3
Make Me... and Man On The Moon are surprisingly good!
Ha, well, aside from height...there's always "Work" and "Closer" too.JakeP wrote:I wonder if there's anything we don't have in common?
Ohh so you started to discover yourself when you were around 11 or 12 then? I must've been 13 when i first started to question my sexuality and by the time i was 14 i knew i was gay. It did make p.e. lessons more difficult especially when all the boys in my class were stripped naked in the showers and the horror of getting aroused and someone noticing. Thankfully it never happened to me, although it did happen to another boy in my class. I felt sorry for him but out of fear, i just laughed with the others!
I really like Charlie Puth as a singer even though i don't particularly find him sexy, but i love the fact he does unashamed pop music, and his success has proved that there is always gonna be a market for pure pop.
I'm not that surprised that Who Is Fancy has been forgotten by most people. He didn't exactly have any big hits to make a name for himself, i just loved Boys like you when i first heard it but that was down to Meghan and Ariana.
I'm probably alone then with my love for both Beautiful liar and Bang bang, the latter seemed to be slated despite its success but i loved it.
It's official, Musical Cuddle©!
...and Rise!phoenix98 wrote:Ha, well, aside from height...there's always "Work" and "Closer" too.
I never would've guessed that you've got a mean girl side to you, Jake I better make sure never to cross you here! Although it sounds a bit gross as I'm typing it out now, they (thankfully) never made us shower after PE. Our locker rooms had showers for the teams to use after actual games, but after PE we'd just change back into our "street clothes" and rub on some deodorant (well, or spray on a TON of Axe, in the case of many guys...)
Whaaaat? Not even a little?
Yeah, sadly, even his "biggest" hit here ("Goodbye") only managed No. 98 on the Hot 100 I think he parted ways with his label after "Boys Like You" flopped...
I might have been a bit harsh on "Beauitful Liar" (I could take it or leave it, and I've never been MASSIVELY into Shakira anyway)...but "Bang Bang" was definitely a disappointment considering how much I'd enjoyed other singles from all three of those ladies on their own.
Yes indeed, but now Rachel Platten will most likely always be seen as a one hit wonder.phoenix98 wrote:• Did NOT know that "Fight Song" was a UK No. 1 Right on! I adore that track (my No. 8 of 2015) , and "Stand By You" is definitely a lovely follow-up. Shame that it couldn't maintain the momentum from FS in most places.
• Ha, Ellie really HAS served up several solid soundtrack singles over the past few years! "Beating Heart" never did much for me, but LMLYD landed at No. 4 on my 2015 YEC, and I'm finally starting to warm-up to "Here's To Us." The "victims of the iTunes preview" bit is so relatable too! While they've certainly helped me to fall instantly in love with some tracks, they've definitely steered me wrong many times too!
• I didn't follow the "Make Me..." video drama too closely at the time - just aware that a sexier original version was shelved at basically the last minute - and watching those clips now, I really don't see why they deemed it completely unacceptable to air Cheers for sharing that, since it's definitely more interesting than the version they gave us! Not here for that PS shade, though Don't hold it against Brit that she's able to do a range of things with her lovely voice!
• I'd totally forgotten about all the "Overprotected" comparisons with "NO" - I think there was even a (pretty good) mash-up floating around? Like Ari's DW, I definitely give credit to Meghan for taking a risk and REALLY shaking up her sound (especially after only one album) - it just didn't have a ton of staying power for me.
• So is "I Feel It Coming" The Weeknd's biggest JakeP success ever? Not a bad pick, by any means! It's certainly my favorite of everything I've heard off Starboy.
• AWESOME to see "Touch" crack your Top 20! That one's (tragically) going to fall victim to the 2016-2017 cut-off for me Like I was saying over in your weekly chart thread, you really do have amazing hit-predicting-ears! Here we have another perfect example of those at work with "Touch" being the clear standout on your first play through Glory Days - and then it's announced as the official second single not long after! #clairvoyant
• ...Followed up by an immediate-favorite that we both share (so of course it's one that DIDN'T become a proper single ) Definitely a perfect piece of pop, and I could imagine it getting a gorgeous video if it's ever deemed single-worthy (granted, after the MM situation, it could end up with a painfully bland one too.) Maybe it's better off as the "Your Love" of Glory.
• The best part of your TIWYCF write-up is definitely when you describe "We Found Love" as "so amazing" and "of course" superior to TIWYCF TIWYCF is totally enjoyable in its own right, and I'm pretty sure it's Calvin's biggest Paulboard success ever (as a lead.) I do blame this song a bit for eclipsing poor "Kiss It Better" (not that they sound similar at all, but I think pop radio, at least here, was only willing to spin so many Rihanna tracks at once, and went with this one instead.)
• Obviously amazing to see Mariah crack your Top 20...in one form or another.
I knew you would. One of the better performing #1 singles from my chart.Phoenixx wrote:Love your #17
Yep. I can give you a tip if you follow my Year End Chart which you can find below: TIWYCF is in my Top-10JakeP wrote:I knew you would. One of the better performing #1 singles from my chart.Phoenixx wrote:Love your #17
Just like meMy chart of 2016 is gonna have to go on hold as i doubt i'll have time tomorrow to complete this, and i'm back to work on Monday. So it'll just be finished whenever i find time in the evenings on log on.
You're right.JakeP wrote:Hello is one of the greatest ballads of all time. No need to think prematurely! It's already at classic status imo.
Acoustic music isn't generally well-received here, so it may have more to do with that than it being about a girl.JakeP wrote:Aww i love In my blood as i was so impressed that the girls returned with a song like this, especially after hearing the singles released from their last album. It seemed like quite a chance in direction but one i was happy to along with. This town is lovely, but i get the impression most UK Mixers are just not into slushy acoustic love songs about girls. Hmm, i wonder why? Well, i loved it anyways.
I'm usually at the front of the line to criticise Lil Wayne and his awfully deteriorated voice, but I think he does a good job, lyrically, on "Let Me Love You". Of course, she could have gone for the sexier route, and done something with Drake. I would've liked that.JakeP wrote:As for Ariana's Let me love you, she should've done a Taylor/Beyonce/Sia and got Kendrick Lamar involved. There's just something about Lil Wayne that really puts me off his "rap sing" or whatever it is he's supposed to be doing! Same reason why i struggle with Fetty Wap. Nasty voice when he does the whole "rap sing".
I love it when a song has so many versions for you to get into!JakeP wrote:When i charted Piece by piece i didn't specific any particular version because by that point i had listened to 4 different versions; the American idol performance the most, then the idol version, album version and single version which i'd say had about equal amounts of airplay. There was no way Kelly Clarkson wasn't gonna be my #1 that week!
I could see myself doing that, tbh.JakeP wrote:Yes, Daft Punk did amazingly with their work on both Starboy and especially I feel it coming which is one of the emotional bops it makes you wanna dance but it makes you wanna cry. Crying on the dancefloor!
Ah, I understand. My relationship with Lemonade was different. I really stuck to the few that made a grand first impression: "Daddy Lessons", "Hold Up", and "6 Inch". Over the course of the year, I got into the other songs. It was literally as late as December that "Freedom" and "Love Drought" finally clicked with me.JakeP wrote:The tracks from Lemonade got played so much in those first two weeks, i overplayed it initially and then i gave myself a break from Lemonade in general so the songs never ended up sticking around long enough to make an even bigger impression on my year end chart.
Same here. I know a million and one random facts, but ask me about something substantial, and I go all Jon Snow/Joey (from Friends) on you.JakeP wrote:Apparently i have an excellent memory, but i call it a fountain of useless knowledge as this is the stuff i tend to remember most.
I think your year end top 10 and the order will be easier to work than mine! But that's great to see This is what you came for doing well in your chart for 2016.Phoenixx wrote:Yep. I can give you a tip if you follow my Year End Chart which you can find below: TIWYCF is in my Top-10