I'm gonna start copying you by following up my last comments and then focus on the new chart. So much to love and share in our charts.
1 (NEW) Kerli – Blossom
I saw the thread in the rock forum and checked out the song but for me, it's nowhere near as good as Feral hearts
which i thought was a really strong song. That doesn't mean i dislike the song, but with so much competition around I'm not sure if this will make my top 20 this weekend. It's likely to be a bubbling under with a chance of going into my top 20 et la Beat to my melody
Really happy to see us having some similar faves on our charts
I don't know if i prefer "Blossom" or "Feral Hearts" at this stage, time will tell which one will age better and get a spot on my Kerli playlist. But as for now, i just started to get a bit over "Feral Hearts" so the release of "Blossom" was a perfect timing. Glad you checked it out and good to hear you quite like it! I'd love to see an entry on your charts, but wouldn't mind if it wouldn't make one - not all of my faves can debut there
JakeP wrote:2 (NEW) Zedd & Ke$ha – True Colors
I do love this, not what i expected when i saw Zedd & Ke$ha had teamed up to do a song together, and because i've never checked out Zedd's album i wasn't even aware that this is an old album track of his. However, what we've got is a song that manages to sound genuinely heartfelt and emotional from Ke$ha, as if she is pleading with the listener in a "help, i'm caught in a contract and can't get out" and using that anger in her vocals on the chorus. Maybe i'm going way ott here but it is fantastic.
Same with me! I thought there would be a drop after the chorus or something more dancey but i'm actually positively surprised about the song. I also don't know the 'original' edition so this is a completely new song and i'm loving it <3 I had some tears in my eyes when i listened to it for the first time and she started to sing
No, you're not OT, i'm feeling the same...
3 (34) Ivan – Help You Fly
Wow, what a climb!
The only thing that worries me about Ivan is his live vocals. He doesn't seem to be a very strong vocalist so if he does make the grand final, i wonder if his vocals will let him down.
I saw one, two live videos and he sounded good IMO. Maybe he improved
I'm more worried about his moves... he doesn't seem to know what to do with his hands...
5 (1) Tarja – No Bitter End
I also gave this a listen last week but wasn't really getting into the song.
It's a musical style not for everyone so i'm already really happy you actually checked it out!
8 (11) Zara Larsson & MNEK – Never Forget You *P*
) what's led to this having such a resurgence back up your chart recently?
It only became a success in some countries, including the US and 'my own' country Switzerland. So i started to listen to it again here and there, which was enough to let it re-enter my charts. And i'm always doing a playlist of my Top40 and listen to that at work or while driving and "Never Forget You" made so much fun to listen to while driving... and that's the main reason why it climbed again. With time it became one of my faves to listen to again... it would have been an easy contender for Top5 if not Top3 last week if there's no ESC coming up soon...
28 (NEW) Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
Aww, so low down.
I know a number of people have said how disappointed they are with this, but i absolutely love it. I love that its mellow and chilled whilst still being upbeat. Rihanna sounds gorgeous, almost flirty with her vocals. I even love the "you-ooh-ohh-ohhh" effects.
Yes, i wanted the drop to be anthemic but even though its not there, i still really enjoy this song. Safe to say this will be much higher in my new chart.
It's definitely better than 90% on "Anti" but it's still way to weak and doesn't deserve the success at all. If this would be sung by a random artist and the DJ being someone else (let's say if this would be Zedd feat. Ke$ha
) it would be a huge flop for sure. At least it's not the same drop and something new but that's it, it just doesn't go nowhere for me
34 (NEW) Jamala – 1944
Oh, this is one of those songs i just keep struggling to get into. It's that weird chanty singing but that sounds quite Bollywood that i can't get into. It just sounds like she's singing out of tune when i listen to this and it puts me off.
Hope she will grow on you - she's currently #2 in the odds
Did you like Aminata last year? I think Jamala and "1944" are quite similar...
36 (NEW) Rykka – The Last Of Our Kind
Switzerland's entry is a weird one. I don't love the song, but i don't hate it either. For me, this is one of those songs that are just there. It doesn't grab my attention and make me think "OMG, love it" so if this failed to qualify, i wouldn't be too upset it.
I can imagine your chart is going to be really interesting to follow in the coming weeks. Eurovision + new music on Fridays + Adele's upcoming concert. Ohhh, did you receive your tickets? How are you gonna manage to compile a top 40 the week after the Eurovision final and Adele's concert?
I felt the same for several weeks now but out of a sudden, i started to like it around one or two weeks ago
I also watched/read some interviews with Rykka and she seems so nice, that probably helped a bit as well. Unfortunately i'm like 99% sure she won't make the final... i guess the song just needs too much time to grow on someone, so a contest like the ESC isn't the best place for it
Haha... you say it... i usually do a first 'midweek' chart on sunday but didn't do one yet as i'm sure the first Semi-Final will have a huge effect tomorrow. But even without that, i already have 13 songs that i'd like to enter my charts this week (from a list with 40 songs that could or could not make an entry sooner or later - without ESC songs though)
I think not all of them will make it in the end.....
And as you say, next week will be similar, with Adele's concert being on tuesday... ah good question! I didn't get them, but i need to pick them up at the concert. I already got a confirmation etc. so it should be safe now