My Charts - week 20 - ESC craziness

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Postby Tansike » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:18 am

heppolo wrote:
2 (NEW) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) – My Indigo
Chart Run: *2*- / 1w
I don't know, I feel like she can do even better than this
I agree, but it's definitely not a bad first solo single. Her voice is just so magical, so this probably helps a lot...
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Postby Magnus » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:51 pm

Tansike wrote:1 (NEW) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – The Ghost And The Reaper
2 (NEW) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) – My Indigo
3 (7) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – Dead To Me
8 (6) Marina Kaye – Something
9 (12) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – My Sweet Mystery *G*
10 (4) Selena Gomez & Marshmello – Wolves
12 (15) Rachel Platten – Perfect For You
21 (RE) Taylor Swift – …Ready For It?
24 (RE) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – The Dark Element *G*
26 (31) Marina Kaye – On My Own *G*
27 (34) Rachel Platten – Broken Glass *G*
28 (25) Astrid S – Think Before I Talk
36 (28) Taylor Swift – Call It What You Want
39 (20) Tarja – O Tannenbaum
40 (29) P!nk – What About Us *G*
These are the songs that I have heard and like (on some level). Didn't hear "My Indigo" until just now but it sounds promising! So many singles from The Dark Element :o. There are other songs on the album that I like more but these are good too. Nice to see the return for "Ready for It"!

Tansike wrote:1 (NEW) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – The Dark Element
3 (NEW) Taylor Swift – Reputation
4 (2) Rachel Platten – Waves
5 (4) Marina Kaye – Explicit
11 (NEW) Louane – Louane
The top 5 on the albums chart looks much better this than last week! :wink: As you already know I listened to the #1 and I really like it, will probably go top 5 on my chart next week. And I'm not surprised Taylor Swift isn't #1 here, but still nice to see her in the top 3.

I haven't actually listened to Louane's album yet but I'm including it anyway because I'm pretty sure I will like it, even though maybe the low(ish) entry here might mean it isn't as good as I had hoped? Going to listen to it tomorrow.

Did Tarja's Christmas album already drop out? I was "debating" with myself whether I should listen to it now or wait until it's actually Christmas. Usually I would wait but now another Christmas-themed song is already smashing (this one, simply too amazing to postpone) so then it probably doesn't make much sense to let other interesting new Christmas songs wait...
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Postby Tansike » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:37 am

Magnus wrote:...

These are the songs that I have heard and like (on some level). Didn't hear "My Indigo" until just now but it sounds promising! So many singles from The Dark Element :o. There are other songs on the album that I like more but these are good too. Nice to see the return for "Ready for It"!
That's quite a lot - glad you enjoy all these songs (more or less, at least :) ). Are you familiar with who is behind My Indigo? It's the frontwoman of Within Temptation, Sharon Den Adel. It's a really nice song and i always loved her vocals. I know, they released so many songs prior the album release, it's incredible :lol: Glad you think they're good :D

Magnus wrote:...

The top 5 on the albums chart looks much better this than last week! :wink: As you already know I listened to the #1 and I really like it, will probably go top 5 on my chart next week. And I'm not surprised Taylor Swift isn't #1 here, but still nice to see her in the top 3.

I haven't actually listened to Louane's album yet but I'm including it anyway because I'm pretty sure I will like it, even though maybe the low(ish) entry here might mean it isn't as good as I had hoped? Going to listen to it tomorrow.

Did Tarja's Christmas album already drop out? I was "debating" with myself whether I should listen to it now or wait until it's actually Christmas. Usually I would wait but now another Christmas-themed song is already smashing (this one, simply too amazing to postpone) so then it probably doesn't make much sense to let other interesting new Christmas songs wait...
Ha, i think i know why you think so :wink: And i think you'll be happy to see a certain album fall a lot this week... :wink:
Anyways, i'm happy you enjoy so many albums this week. Great news for The Dark Element when it comes to your chart, and no surprise you like "Reputation" :)

I'm not sure there, as to be honest i also never got much into her debut album, which also just peaked at #11 on my chart. Both are quite similar, i'd even say i prefer "Louane" slightly more than "Chambre 12", so you may like it too.

Yes, it came out last friday! :D Need to check out that track you posted (i'm at work and can't right now... :oops: ) but i think november is actually a good time to start listening to some Christmas music, especially if it's good music as you say :)
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Postby Tansike » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:24 am

thanks so much for all comments

week 47/2017 – 23 november 2017 a Dark Christmas

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Following a week with many re-entries, there are a few more new entries on the charts this week, but none of them made a really big impression. The Dark Element are still going on very strong, and while the album release pushed their songs on last weeks chart, three of them remain in the Top10, with “The Ghost And The Reaper” getting a second week atop the charts (1-1), “Dead To Me” even re-peaking (3-2) while “My Sweet Mystery” dips one spot and closes the Top10 (9-10). Only the title track “The Dark Element” already leaves the charts completely after returning to #24 a week ago. The Dark Element’s biggest competition came from Rita Ora, as the singer rises back up 4-3 with “Anywhere”, for a fifth week in the Top10.

The highest new arrival comes in at #5 and is the next single of Lindsey Stirling’s Christmas album “Warmer In The Winter”, called “Christmas C’mon”. It’s one of three original tracks on the album and features singer Becky G. While this is a high arrival, it’s actually a new all time low for the violinist, as all of her singles peaked inside the Top3, but since Christmas is still ahead of us, there’s a chance to see the track getting a new peak sooner or later. Meanwhile, her previous release “Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy” already falls off the chart after a disappointing three weeks. It’s been a while, but Emmelie De Forest, the Danish ESC winner from 2013, finally returns with new music in form of the new single “Sanctuary”. The track immediately enters the charts in the Top10 at #9, becoming not only her sixth entry overall, but also her sixth Top10 hit.

Outside of the Top10, there are another three new arrivals and four re-entries to find. American folk singer Brandi Carlile has announced her new studio album “By The Way, I Forgive You” which will be released in early 2018 as the follow-up to her number one album “The Firewatcher’s Daughter”. Alongside the pre-order, she also released the first track called “The Joke”, which arrives at #12 this week. Luis Fonsi may have the most watched video of all time and the most successful single of the year with “Despacito”, however he never made an appearance on my charts so far, until now, as he debuts at #19 with “Échame La Culpa”, the follow-up to that massive hit and a collaboration with Demi Lovato, who scores her 18th chart entry with it. Despite starting as the clearly weakest Disney girl, she already has three chart entries more than Miley Cyrus, but is still behind Selena Gomez who has 23 entries on her own. The fifth and final new entry belongs to DJ and producer Steve Aoki, who collaborated with Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui on “All Night” (#30).

As mentioned, there are also four re-entries, and all of them are back on the charts due to album releases. Tarja has the highest one, as her former number one hit “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” is back at #23 following the release of “From Spirits And Ghosts”. The duo Aly & AJ celebrated their very first notation ever just a few weeks ago with “Take Me”, which returns to a new peak at #33 now thanks to their new EP “Ten Years”. Meanwhile, Swedish hitmaker Tove Lo is back at #38 with “Disco Tits” due to the release of “Blue Lips” while Paloma Faith re-enters the charts at #39 with “Crybaby” due to the release of “The Architect”.

The rest of the best: My Indigo’s “My Indigo” falls 2-4, Marina Kaye’s “Something” is back up 8-6, Clean Bandit’s “I Miss You” stays at #7 while Noah Cyrus & XXXTENTACION’s “Again” returns 11-8.

After a meager three weeks, Selena Gomez’ “Wolves” already dips out of the Top10 (10-11). All other of her official singles spent more weeks inside the Top10. Eluveitie’s “Rebirth” (6-13) and Clean Bandit & Zara Larsson’s “Symphony” (5-16) also leave the Top10, with the latter slowly going back to normality following the concert effect of Zara’s first concert ever in Switzerland three weeks ago. All other songs by Zara also keep on decreasing, with “Never Forget You” dropping 13-22, “Only You” going down 16-27, “Don’t Let Me Be Yours” falling 20-37 and “I Would Like” even tumbling down 18-40. The most impressive thing is the consistency of “Uncover”, which only slips 14-15. After rising back up the charts a week ago, Marina Kaye’s “On My Own” is going back down 26-31, however it gets certified with Platinum this week as her third song to do so following her debut single “Homeless” and the song “Sounds Like Heaven”, which featured Lindsey Stirling.

Maroon 5’s “What Lovers Do” got a surprising boost and is up 35-26 as the biggest climber while Zara Larsson’s “I Would Like” is the biggest loser this week.
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1 (1) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – The Ghost And The Reaper
Chart Run: *1*-1- / 2w

2 (3) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – Dead To Me
Chart Run: *2*-8-7-3-2- / 5w

3 (4) Rita Ora – Anywhere
Chart Run: 5-6-*2*-4-3- / 5w

4 (2) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) – My Indigo
Chart Run: *2*-4- / 2w

5 (NEW) Lindsey Stirling feat. Becky G – Christmas C’mon
Chart Run: *5*- / 1w

6 (8) Marina Kaye – Something
Chart Run: 2-*1*-4-6-8-6- / 6w

7 (7) Clean Bandit feat. Julia Michaels – I Miss You
Chart Run: 13-11-*7*-7- / 4w

8 (11) Noah Cyrus feat. XXXTENTACION – Again *G*
Chart Run: 3-*2*-4-6-8-11-10-11-8- / 9w

9 (NEW) Emmelie De Forest – Sanctuary
Chart Run: *9*- / 1w

10 (9) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – My Sweet Mystery *G*
Chart Run: *1*-1-2-3-4-9-12-9-10- / 9w

11 (10) Selena Gomez & Marshmello – Wolves
Chart Run: *1*-4-10-11- / 4w

12 (NEW) Brandi Carlile – The Joke
Chart Run: *12*- / 1w

13 (6) Eluveitie – Rebirth
Chart Run: 5-*3*-6-13- / 4w

14 (12) Rachel Platten – Perfect For You
Chart Run: *3*-4-7-10-15-12-14- / 7w

15 (14) Zara Larsson – Uncover
Chart Run: 39-21-28-35-Out-RE *14*-14-15- / 7w

16 (5) Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson – Symphony *P*
Chart Run: *1*-1-1-1-5-10-22-37-Out-RE 18-16-11-12-11-12-16-23-26-31-32-29-21-22-1-5-16- / 25w

17 (15) Evanescence – Imperfection
Chart Run: 7-*5*-6-10-19-37-Out-RE 15-17- / 8w

18 (19) Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Chart Run: *5*-5-6-12-18-19-18- / 7w

19 (NEW) Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato – Échame La Culpa
Chart Run: *19*- / 1w

20 (21) Taylor Swift – …Ready For It?
Chart Run: 6-*1*-4-16-37-Out-RE 21-20- / 7w

21 (17) Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do *G*
Chart Run: *1*-2-6-11-13-20-24-27-36-Out-RE 17-21- / 11w

22 (13) Zara Larsson & MNEK – Never Forget You *2xP*
Chart Run: 4-*1*-2-5-6-4-5-4-8-9-13-20-25-21-24-26-33-31-36-Out-RE 36-29-23-16-11-8-15-24-22-23-26-28-33-36-37-Out-RE 14-21-26-33-Out-RE 36-Out-RE 17-4-8-20-31-Out-RE 35-34-Out-RE 33-5-13-22- / 50w

23 (RE) Tarja – O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Chart Run: *1*-1-3-7-30-Out-RE 23- / 6w

24 (25) Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
Chart Run: *14*-21-25-24- / 4w

25 (22) Kesha – Praying *P*
Chart Run: *1*-4-2-3-3-1-6-8-13-15-20-23-21-22-17-17-21-24-22-25- / 20w

26 (35) Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do
Chart Run: 32-35-*26*- / 3w

27 (16) Zara Larsson – Only You *G*
Chart Run: *2*-5-4-3-7-13-18-25-26-23-24-29-8-16-27- / 15w

28 (23) Sam Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes
Chart Run: *9*-18-40-15-18-21-26-Out-RE 16-23-28- / 10w

29 (34) Halsey – Bad At Love
Chart Run: *8*-12-19-37-Out-RE 34-29- / 6w

30 (NEW) Steve Aoki & Lauren Jauregui – All Night
Chart Run: *30*- / 1w

31 (26) Marina Kaye – On My Own *P*
Chart Run: 8-*5*-6-5-8-10-8-11-15-23-27-32-Out-RE 22-24-31-26-31- / 17w

32 (39) Tarja – O Tannenbaum
Chart Run: *3*-20-39-32- / 4w

33 (RE) Aly & AJ – Take Me
Chart Run: 34-Out-RE *33*- / 2w

34 (31) Eliane – Flawless
Chart Run: 22-23-26-33-Out-RE *16*-27-31-34- / 8w

35 (27) Rachel Platten – Broken Glass *G*
Chart Run: 8-*3*-7-5-9-8-13-17-25-33-36-34-27-35- / 14w

36 (33) Alan Walker, Noah Cyrus & Digital Farm Animals – All Falls Down
Chart Run: *26*-35-33-36- / 4w

37 (20) Zara Larsson – Don’t Let Me Be Yours
Chart Run: *13*-26-40-37-31-24-20-23-27-36-Out-RE 13-20-37- / 13w

38 (RE) Tove Lo – Disco Tits
Chart Run: *38*-Out-RE 38- / 2w

39 (RE) Paloma Faith – Crybaby
Chart Run: *35*-Out-RE 39- / 2w

40 (18) Zara Larsson – I Would Like *G*
Chart Run: *9*-16-30-Out-RE 32-29-31-35-22-24-34-Out-RE 16-19-30-40-Out-RE 9-18-40- / 17w


Out of Top40
Out (24) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – The Dark Element *G* (10w)
Out (28) Astrid S – Think Before I Talk (7w)
Out (29) Shania Twain – Poor Me *G* (14w)
Out (30) Tinie Tempah feat. Zara Larsson – Girls Like (7w)
Out (32) Guy Sebastian – Bloodstone (4w)
Out (36) Taylor Swift – Call It What You Want (2w)
Out (37) Zara Larsson – Lush Life *G* (16w)
Out (38) Lindsey Stirling – Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy (3w)
Out (40) P!nk – What About Us *G* (12w)


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Three huge names all debuted a week ago, and while this week was yet another busy one with another five new arrivals, there was only one which was expected to make a really big impact, and that’s “From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas)”, the new Christmas album by Tarja. The singer already gets her impressive 11th chart entry with that record since the album charts started back in 2010, with the last nine all even debuting right at the top of the album charts, only her first entry “My Winter Storm” got a #5 peak, simply because it was originally released in 2007 and therefor it wasn’t able to get that much of success. Despite that incredibly huge discography, the Finnish siren doesn’t enter the charts at number one this week, as “From Spirits And Ghosts” only arrives at #2. That’s probably not the biggest surprise though, as her last single “O Tannenbaum” also currently is her first single ever not to reach #1 on the Singles Charts, but since it’s a Christmas album and that time of the year is yet to come, there’s a chance she may get a new peak sooner or later.

So, who blocked Tarja? Funny coincidence, but it’s also a former Nightwish frontwoman, as it’s Anette Olzon’s project The Dark Element which stays at number one for a second week with their self-titled album. Evanescence make the symphonic rock Top3 complete as their “Synthesis” slips 2-3.

As mentioned, there are five debuts in total, but only four of them made the upper half. Apart from Tarja, that’s “Everyday Is Christmas” by Sia (#6), “Blue Lips” by Tove Lo (#8) and “Ten Years” EP by Aly & AJ (#10). Tove Lo’s debut is rather disappointing, as she’s coming from two Gold certified #2 peaking albums, while this is Aly & AJ’s very first album notation ever.

The rest of the Top10: Rachel Platten’s “Waves” (4-4) and Marina Kaye’s “Explicit” (5-5) remain strong in the Top5, Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” already falls 3-7 while Halsey’s “hopeless fountain kingdom” climbs back up 12-9.

Sam Smith’s “The Thrill Of It All” already drops 7-12, followed by P!nk’s “Beautiful Trauma” (8-13), Eluveitie’s “Evocation II: Pantheon” (9-14), Zara Larsson’s “So Good” (6-15) and Lindsey Stirling’s “Warmer In The Winter” (10-16), which all leave the upper half as well. Eluveitie’s album goes Platinum this week, which is their first Platinum certification ever. The fifth and final arrival of the week comes in at #11, and that’s “The Architect” by Paloma Faith. It’s the singers fourth studio album and second chart entry, following “A Perfect Contradiction”, which peaked at #5.
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1 (1) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – The Dark Element
Chart Run: *1*-1- / 2w

2 (NEW) Tarja – From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas)
Chart Run: *2*- / 1w

3 (2) Evanescence – Synthesis
Chart Run: *2*-3- / 2w

4 (4) Rachel Platten – Waves
Chart Run: *1*-2-4-4- / 4w

5 (5) Marina Kaye – Explicit
Chart Run: *2*-2-4-5-5- / 5w

6 (NEW) Sia – Everyday Is Christmas
Chart Run: *6*- / 1w

7 (3) Taylor Swift – Reputation
Chart Run: *3*-7- / 2w

8 (NEW) Tove Lo – Blue Lips
Chart Run: *8*- / 1w

9 (12) Halsey – hopeless fountain kingdom *P*
Chart Run: *1*-1-2-1-1-1-1-2-2-3-4-3-5-7-8-9-11-16-18-16-11-14-16-12-9- / 25w

10 (NEW) Aly & AJ – Ten Years EP
Chart Run: *10*- / 1w

11 (NEW) Paloma Faith – The Architect
Chart Run: *11*- / 1w

12 (7) Sam Smith – The Thrill Of It All
Chart Run: *3*-7-12- / 3w

13 (8) P!nk – Beautiful Trauma
Chart Run: *2*-3-6-8-8-13- / 6w

14 (9) Eluveitie – Evocation II: Pantheon *P*
Chart Run: *1*-1-1-3-5-8-10-7-6-9-9-10-9-14- / 14w

15 (6) Zara Larsson – So Good *2xP*
Chart Run: 2-*1*-1-1-1-4-6-6-9-13-13-12-13-14-11-12-12-12-13-11-8-5-6-8-8-6-7-10-17-20-17-10-11-1-6-15- / 36w

16 (10) Lindsey Stirling – Warmer In The Winter
Chart Run: *1*-3-7-10-16- / 5w

17 (14) Niall Horan – Flicker
Chart Run: *5*-12-9-14-17- / 5w

18 (16) Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me
Chart Run: *2*-3-4-7-13-18-16-18- / 8w

19 (15) Miley Cyrus – Younger Now *G*
Chart Run: *1*-1-1-4-8-14-15-19- / 8w

20 (11) Louane – Louane
Chart Run: *11*-20- / 2w


Out of Top20
Out (13) Guy Sebastian – Conscious (2w)
Out (17) MØ – When I Was Young EP (2w)
Out (19) Eliane – Slow Motion (3w)
Out (20) Maroon 5 – Red Pill Blues (2w)


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Postby Tansike » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:25 am

New certifications

PLATINUM
Marina Kaye – On My Own [single]

Eluveitie – Evocation II: Pantheon [album]

(these certifications were already added to the charts above)

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Postby heppolo » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:09 pm

9 (NEW) Emmelie De Forest – Sanctuary
Chart Run: *9*- / 1w

Obviously my favourite new entry. I hope Emmelie gets her career properly back on track, not just a sideline feature once in a little while.
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Postby Tansike » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:38 am

^ i hope so too. She's preparing the release of a new EP, so there's more new music coming soon :)
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Postby SummerPeur » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:36 am

The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – The Ghost And The Reaper - Hmmmmm, I'm not sure how I feel about this song TBH. She has quite an amazing and unique voice (well I think so) but the song was a bit over the place for me. A bit too base ravey for me, if that makes sense? But I did enjoy it. Actually reminds me of something that the cast of The Nightmare Before Christmas would sing :lol:.

11 (10) Selena Gomez & Marshmello – Wolves - Great to see Wolves hanging on!

25 (22) Kesha – Praying *P* - Interesting chart run for Praying. Personally I still can't get into it. Doesn't feel like the true Ke$ha I enjoyed.
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Postby Tansike » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:45 pm

^ oh Summer, where have you been?! Glad you're back! :D :D :D

Thanks for commenting!
And thanks for checking out "The Ghost And The Reaper". I didn't expect you to like the song, simply because i don't expect many people to like it at all :oops: So i'm actually really happy to hear your thoughts about her voice and that you still kinda enjoyed it. I get what you mean with it being too base ravey, and OMG that would fit so well! :lol:

Glad you like "Wolves". While i got over it rather quickly for a Selena song, i went back to enjoy it a little bit more again, so it should hang on in the Top20 for some more weeks... (probably also depends on the upcoming Christmas releases).

Ouch :( Sad to hear this, as it's definitely one of the best tracks this year for me. But i get what you mean, dance/pop Ke$ha was so good...
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Postby phoenix98 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:30 pm

Tansike wrote::lol: You simply made me think about it, and I didn’t really do that before your question. But last week when I was thinking about all starters, I remembered how much I ADORED the 3rd gen starters and how it was nearly the only Generation where I always wanted to play all three, and where I did multiple playthroughs with all of them. But hey, the 3rd Generation is my favorite one overall to be fair.

Ah yes, I love monkeys, which also surprises me that I never liked Chimchar. But it’s one of the few ones I never played with to be honest, maybe I should do it once to see if I can change my mind about it. Since I’m usually picking the plant starters, I also had my playthroughs with Turtwig and I always loved it, but I also love penguins (my favorite animals back when I was a child) and so I also loved Piplup, so it’s two good ones and one bad one, which makes the whole fourth Generation still quite good when it comes to Starters… I’m quite surprised you rank the newest Generations higher than the fourth :oops:

Ah okay. Well, I still haven’t got it yet. And slowly I’m starting to really think about if I actually should buy it or not, because right now I’m not that interested in it :oops:

Oh oh oh waiiiiiiittttt you never got Emerald? :o :o :o It is BY FAR my favorite game :oops: I spent HOURS in that Battle Frontier and getting some perfect teams, I have played around 400 hours on my current account there :lol: Anyways, USUM may be a good way to pick a different team for me and try other things out…. so I may still give it a chance. Oh, sounds like a very nice team to me! So you already have your full team ready?
Gen III is your favorite overall? Not just the starters, but the games/region/characters/etc. too?

Ha, well, when it comes to Gen VII, I can at least say that I really love all three starters in their base forms (which I can't say for Gen IV.) The Gen VII starters don't stay as equally enjoyable once they evolve (especially their middle stages, which are all pretty fugly), but none of them underwhelm me all the way through their evolutionary lines the way that Turtwig/Chelast does (and even Chimchar/Panflam to a degree, due to my unenthusiasm for monkeys) :oops: Chespin/Igamaro deserves a lot of the credit for redeeming the Gen VI trio (though Fennekin/Fynx is pretty cute, and Greninja/Quajutsu is pretty undeniably badass, even though I'm not crazy about real-world frogs.)

Based on what I've seen elsewhere, something managed to re-kindle your interest in USUM? ;) Glad to hear it, of course! I'm on Route 5 right now, probably tackling Lana's/Tracy's Trial later today. I've avoided spoilers (aside from the official trailers that were released ahead of time), which has helped the minor differences from the original SuMo feel more interesting/surprising.

Woah :o Emerald = your absolute favorite Pokémon game of all-time EVER? I really did pick the wrong one to skip :cry: (I also passed on FireRed/LeafGreen, but I'm not nearly as regretful about missing those, especially now that the Gen I games are playable via virtual console.) Ha, yeah, I wanted to be able to experience the whole journey with my whole team, instead of waiting until they're available in the wild in USUM (especially since ones like Alolan Vulpix and Sandan probably aren't available until pretty late into the game.) So I bred all five in Sun (besides Litten/Flamiau) and traded them right over to UltraSun at Lv. 1.

Tansike wrote:Oh wow, I hope you enjoyed it! It looks like I’m going to see her as well, but only on the 1st june next year :lol: Will be interesting to see how big the concert effect will be on your charts :)

The second thing is the case… I don’t have a playlist, I just play them in a random order, usually with the ones I’d like to play the most. Usually it’s possible to get everything done from monday to wednesday… like, I work the full day on monday & wednesday and only in the morning on tuesday, so I play the Album Top20 in every morning and usually my Singles Top40 in the afternoon on monday & wednesday. Sometimes there’s enough time to play a few albums more than once, but sometimes it’s also the case that I don’t play all 20 albums, like this week. I only have played half of the Top20 so far and it’s already wednesday, simply because I get stuck on one album and want to play that one over and over again :lol: Plus I arrived at work very late on all days :lol:
Many thanks - and I definitely did! The seats weren't the best for picture-taking, but it was still a ton of fun to sing along to so many beloved songs. She made sure to include all of her biggest hits, while still giving some random Witness tracks time to shine too. She didn't perform "Hey Hey Hey" at all, which gives me hope that the rumors about it being a single are untrue :lol: I think I read that Carly Rae will be her opening act overseas? If so, that is AMAZING!!!

Ah, so you have Tuesday afternoons reserved for some...? ;)

Tansike wrote:Thank you. Yeah, well, I just realized that I don’t really want that freedom and total control… I want something ‘cheesy’ like going up with the person you love every day, coming home with him, going to the grocery shop and easy stuff like this :lol: But hey, here’s hope I get there again one day. Oh, well, it was very complicated at first and I won’t go too much into details, but we met us for a drink two weeks ago and a week ago he even came over to my place for a very short visit (to smoke a cigarette :lol: ). So we at least can talk to each other and see us without beating the other one down or so :lol: The interesting thing for me is, despite being together with him for so long, I moved on completely when it comes to feelings. Like, there are no feelings left at all. I didn’t expect this to happen so fast… :oops: But it’s obviously better that way, at least for me…
**Hug**

Ha, well, it's good to know that he can still be a pleasant smoking buddy, at least :lol: It's funny - the little things you describe, they're so easy to take for granted (at least for me) once they become a part of your routine, but I can understand how I'd be quick to miss them if I were ever back on the dating scene. Those simple parts of your day-to-day life that you share with a long-time partner (especially one you live with), but probably not someone you just started dating. I can't imagine many guys would enjoy buying groceries with you on a second or third date... :lol:

Tansike wrote:This week looks much better, I think it went 34-37 iirc. And it should rise again next week due to the album release, so its chartrun may look slightly better now. But yeah, it’s still quite sad how fast radios let it go…
And now, having fallen No. 31 ---> No. 44, it's officially out of the Hot 100 Top 40 in its 14th week. **Sigh** I'd read that this VERY-rapid drop had something to do with her label deliberately pulling it from radio and pushing stations to spin "...Ready For It?" instead, but Taylor's certainly managed more than one radio hit at a time before, so it just looks/feels like her team is trying to sweep LWYMMD under the rug. :-?

Tansike wrote:I hope so too, though Rachel’s new album was a huge flop, while Carly’s “Emotion” still did pretty ‘well’. But to be fair, she already released stuff prior “Fight Song” and her major label deal, so maybe if she gets dropped again by the label, she will still release under a small(er) label or on her own. I’d wish her to do that, so far she has released two albums full of great pop tracks.

Ah sorry, no. I never heard “Thankful”, so I can’t compare that one to her other albums. So second least fave without “Thankful” – I only liked “My December” less, but it still was not bad, and it contains “Never Again”, one of her best singles IMO :oops:
Ah, you're totally right about Rachel's earlier albums! Kind of like Carly Rae's Tug Of War. Have you heard any of Rachel's pre-Fight Song EP/Wildfire independent material?

"Never Again" really is under-rated (well, that whole era was such a frustrating/heartbreaking mess, of course...)

Tansike wrote:1 (1) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – The Ghost And The Reaper
3 (4) Rita Ora – Anywhere
5 (NEW) Lindsey Stirling feat. Becky G – Christmas C’mon
6 (8) Marina Kaye – Something
7 (7) Clean Bandit feat. Julia Michaels – I Miss You
10 (9) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – My Sweet Mystery *G*
11 (10) Selena Gomez & Marshmello – Wolves
14 (12) Rachel Platten – Perfect For You
16 (5) Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson – Symphony *P*
18 (19) Ed Sheeran – Perfect
20 (21) Taylor Swift – …Ready For It?
21 (17) Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do *G*
22 (13) Zara Larsson & MNEK – Never Forget You *2xP*
24 (25) Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
25 (22) Kesha – Praying *P*
26 (35) Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do
27 (16) Zara Larsson – Only You *G*
28 (23) Sam Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes
29 (34) Halsey – Bad At Love
30 (NEW) Steve Aoki & Lauren Jauregui – All Night
35 (27) Rachel Platten – Broken Glass *G*
38 (RE) Tove Lo – Disco Tits
39 (RE) Paloma Faith – Crybaby
40 (18) Zara Larsson – I Would Like *G*
• Hmmm...it's no "My Sweet Mystery", but something about Anette's voice and these melodies makes me think I could actually be endeared to metal more than I'd ever expected :lol: If Anette is the vocalist, which one is Jani? One of the guitarists?
• I CAN'T @ Lindsey's overwhelming cuteness in the "Christmas C'mon" video :lol: I wouldn't have thought to pair her with Becky G, but they've created a delightful festive offering!
• I wasn't expecting "What Lovers Do" to reverse course, so that's a really pleasant surprise!
• I think a while back I was concerned about "Bad At Love" killing Halsey's Hot 100 momentum, and I was clearly 100% wrong about that :lol: It's actually out-peaked it now! :o
• Nice to see "Disco Tits" back in the wake of the Blue Lips release. I wasn't really able to give it proper attention last week due to all the Thanksgiving distractions, so I'm still sorting out my favorite tracks...but I'm pretty sure it's my least favorite of her three albums so far. Nothing's hitting me like "Talking Body", "True Disaster", 'Timebomb", "Imaginary Friend", etc. What do you think of the rest of it?
• So "Crybaby" (barely) re-entered...but still no sign of "Guilty"? :oops:
reputation only entered at No. 3...and is already down to No. 7? :o :cry: Does nothing else come close to "Don't Blame Me", "Delicate", and the singles for you?

Yet another lethal chart, Tansike! :D
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Postby SummerPeur » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:42 pm

Tansike wrote:^ oh Summer, where have you been?! Glad you're back! :D :D :D

Thanks for commenting!
And thanks for checking out "The Ghost And The Reaper". I didn't expect you to like the song, simply because i don't expect many people to like it at all :oops: So i'm actually really happy to hear your thoughts about her voice and that you still kinda enjoyed it. I get what you mean with it being too base ravey, and OMG that would fit so well! :lol:

Glad you like "Wolves". While i got over it rather quickly for a Selena song, i went back to enjoy it a little bit more again, so it should hang on in the Top20 for some more weeks... (probably also depends on the upcoming Christmas releases).

Ouch :( Sad to hear this, as it's definitely one of the best tracks this year for me. But i get what you mean, dance/pop Ke$ha was so good...
Awh thank-you :). I just took a bit of a break as a few things that happened didn't sit well with me! But I'm glad to be back :D ! I did some travelling while I was away though, was thinking of putting some pictures up in the picture thread.

It's always great to check out your chart as there is always some interesting surprises that pop up!

But yes @ wolves going to stick around a bit longer, providing as you mentioned Christmas tunes don't come and push it completely out.
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Postby Tansike » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:05 pm

phoenix98 wrote:Gen III is your favorite overall? Not just the starters, but the games/region/characters/etc. too?

Ha, well, when it comes to Gen VII, I can at least say that I really love all three starters in their base forms (which I can't say for Gen IV.) The Gen VII starters don't stay as equally enjoyable once they evolve (especially their middle stages, which are all pretty fugly), but none of them underwhelm me all the way through their evolutionary lines the way that Turtwig/Chelast does (and even Chimchar/Panflam to a degree, due to my unenthusiasm for monkeys) :oops: Chespin/Igamaro deserves a lot of the credit for redeeming the Gen VI trio (though Fennekin/Fynx is pretty cute, and Greninja/Quajutsu is pretty undeniably badass, even though I'm not crazy about real-world frogs.)

Based on what I've seen elsewhere, something managed to re-kindle your interest in USUM? ;) Glad to hear it, of course! I'm on Route 5 right now, probably tackling Lana's/Tracy's Trial later today. I've avoided spoilers (aside from the official trailers that were released ahead of time), which has helped the minor differences from the original SuMo feel more interesting/surprising.

Woah :o Emerald = your absolute favorite Pokémon game of all-time EVER? I really did pick the wrong one to skip :cry: (I also passed on FireRed/LeafGreen, but I'm not nearly as regretful about missing those, especially now that the Gen I games are playable via virtual console.) Ha, yeah, I wanted to be able to experience the whole journey with my whole team, instead of waiting until they're available in the wild in USUM (especially since ones like Alolan Vulpix and Sandan probably aren't available until pretty late into the game.) So I bred all five in Sun (besides Litten/Flamiau) and traded them right over to UltraSun at Lv. 1.
Yes, it is overall my most favorite Generation, the whole thing. 2nd Gen most likely comes second for me :)
What would be your most favorite Generation, if you would have to pick one?

Aw, sad to hear this for Turtwig, as I really like that one. I agree when it comes to Chespin, I really love that one too and it seems like a better version of Turtwig somehow, don’t you think so too? The whole trio is actually quite good in Gen VI as it’s one of the rare cases when I’m usually not 100% sure which one to pick, as all of them have something cool on them.

Oh yes! I was in a store and they had the new games so I thought why not and bought Ultramoon (I went with this as I already have Sun, so I thought I try UM out and not US). I only played a few minutes, probably like 45 minutes or so so far, so I’m not that far at all, however I already caught five Pokémon on the first possible place (where the professor shows how to catch Pokémon) within 2-3 minutes this morning :lol: Starting UM I realized how awesome that region actually is!
Good, I also avoided spoilers and didn’t see all the trailers before the release so I’m excited to find out the difference from Sun to Ultramoon :D
Which one did you pick? Ultramoon or Ultrasun?

Yes, it is. But if you enjoyed Sapphire/Ruby, you would have LOVED Emerald for sure. It’s still kinda samey of course, but the things after the main story (the battle frontier, or what its name is) is (or was) truly awesome and I spent days there! That was also why my expectations on Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were so big, and I got disappointed in the end.
I think you didn’t miss much by skipping FireRed / LeafGreen, as they weren’t that different. It was just cool to play the first Generation with better graphics.
Sounds awesome! I really want Sandan oder Vulpix in my team as well as they’re awesome, so I’m thinking about doing something similar too… as once you’d be able to catch them, it’s probably already too late to get it in my team and enjoy it…

phoenix98 wrote:Many thanks - and I definitely did! The seats weren't the best for picture-taking, but it was still a ton of fun to sing along to so many beloved songs. She made sure to include all of her biggest hits, while still giving some random Witness tracks time to shine too. She didn't perform "Hey Hey Hey" at all, which gives me hope that the rumors about it being a single are untrue :lol: I think I read that Carly Rae will be her opening act overseas? If so, that is AMAZING!!!

Ah, so you have Tuesday afternoons reserved for some...? ;)
Very glad to hear you enjoyed the concert so much! Oh, strange she didn’t do “Hey Hey Hey”. So you wouldn’t be happy about that single choice? I think there’s better stuff on the album, but also worse… as long as there’s a single I’m probably happy with it :lol: Oh Oh Oh WAAIIIIT that would be so freaking AWESOME! I nearly bought tickets for Justin Bieber YEARS ago simply because of her being the opening act for him, but didn’t do so in the end. I would love to see her live so this would be a great opportunity…

Haha… mess… :lol: I mean, not only Tuesday afternoons are reserved for that :P

phoenix98 wrote:**Hug**

Ha, well, it's good to know that he can still be a pleasant smoking buddy, at least :lol: It's funny - the little things you describe, they're so easy to take for granted (at least for me) once they become a part of your routine, but I can understand how I'd be quick to miss them if I were ever back on the dating scene. Those simple parts of your day-to-day life that you share with a long-time partner (especially one you live with), but probably not someone you just started dating. I can't imagine many guys would enjoy buying groceries with you on a second or third date... :lol:
<3

Now, like two weeks after writing down that I still get along with my ex, I just realized that I don’t want to stay in touch with him. He did more to me than I realized so I think I need to end that chapter of my life now… :oops: I know! I think once these ‘easy’ thing are normal, which happens quite fast I guess, you take them for granted and many people don’t even realize how much they have or how nice these things actually are, especially when you’re able to do them with the person you love. Haha going to a grocery shop on the second date would be an interesting thing to do :lol:

phoenix98 wrote:And now, having fallen No. 31 ---> No. 44, it's officially out of the Hot 100 Top 40 in its 14th week. **Sigh** I'd read that this VERY-rapid drop had something to do with her label deliberately pulling it from radio and pushing stations to spin "...Ready For It?" instead, but Taylor's certainly managed more than one radio hit at a time before, so it just looks/feels like her team is trying to sweep LWYMMD under the rug. :-?
Ouch. Yes, its airplay started to drop incredibly fast out of a sudden which is why it started to drop so fast on the Hot 100 too. A shame, as “…Ready For It?” didn’t took off the way it should have. But now it looks like “End Game” will do so… so era saved, I guess :)

phoenix98 wrote:Ah, you're totally right about Rachel's earlier albums! Kind of like Carly Rae's Tug Of War. Have you heard any of Rachel's pre-Fight Song EP/Wildfire independent material?

"Never Again" really is under-rated (well, that whole era was such a frustrating/heartbreaking mess, of course...)
No I haven’t, what about you?

True :lol:

phoenix98 wrote:• Hmmm...it's no "My Sweet Mystery", but something about Anette's voice and these melodies makes me think I could actually be endeared to metal more than I'd ever expected :lol: If Anette is the vocalist, which one is Jani? One of the guitarists?
• I CAN'T @ Lindsey's overwhelming cuteness in the "Christmas C'mon" video :lol: I wouldn't have thought to pair her with Becky G, but they've created a delightful festive offering!
• I wasn't expecting "What Lovers Do" to reverse course, so that's a really pleasant surprise!
• I think a while back I was concerned about "Bad At Love" killing Halsey's Hot 100 momentum, and I was clearly 100% wrong about that :lol: It's actually out-peaked it now! :o
• Nice to see "Disco Tits" back in the wake of the Blue Lips release. I wasn't really able to give it proper attention last week due to all the Thanksgiving distractions, so I'm still sorting out my favorite tracks...but I'm pretty sure it's my least favorite of her three albums so far. Nothing's hitting me like "Talking Body", "True Disaster", 'Timebomb", "Imaginary Friend", etc. What do you think of the rest of it?
• So "Crybaby" (barely) re-entered...but still no sign of "Guilty"? :oops:
reputation only entered at No. 3...and is already down to No. 7? :o :cry: Does nothing else come close to "Don't Blame Me", "Delicate", and the singles for you?

Yet another lethal chart, Tansike! :D
YAY! That’s awesome to hear! Well, to be fair, “My Sweet Mystery” and “The Ghost And The Reaper” aren’t typical metal songs, and Anette’s poppy vocals and the melodies kinda make it like ABBA meets Metal, or so, which is also why some non-metal-fans like that stuff :)
Yes, Jani is one of the guitarists, the one with the long hair. The other two are from one of Jani’s former bands. Jani is also the songwriter and producer of all songs :)

It’s really cute <3 I wasn’t too sure about that song at first (it was actually one of my least faves on the album!) but since she released the video I’ve been listening to it over and over again and now I’m loving it :oops:

Glad you like the climb for “What Lovers Do” (I hope this week won’t disappoint you though :oops: )

So unexpected! I really like “Bad At Love”, but I didn’t expect this to become her highest peaking single as a lead artist ever :o Very happy for her!

It’s all on the same solid level, nothing really stands out for me and overall it’s clearly my least favorite album by Tove :( So yeah, we feel the same when it comes to “Blue Lips”…

No “Guilty”, but maybe soon as I’m still discovering the album.

Ah don’t worry, “Reputation” will climb again :D

Thanks a lot :D
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Postby Tansike » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:06 pm

SummerPeur wrote:Awh thank-you :). I just took a bit of a break as a few things that happened didn't sit well with me! But I'm glad to be back :D ! I did some travelling while I was away though, was thinking of putting some pictures up in the picture thread.

It's always great to check out your chart as there is always some interesting surprises that pop up!

But yes @ wolves going to stick around a bit longer, providing as you mentioned Christmas tunes don't come and push it completely out.
Aw... i hope everything's good now :) Sounds awesome, would definitely love to see some pics :wink:

Thanks so much! :D

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Postby Tansike » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:18 pm

thanks so much for all comments

week 48/2017 – 30 november 2017 still all about The Dark Element

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We’re one month away from Christmas, so while the past few weeks were full of new releases, it’s slowly going back to a more quiet time with less new releases, but soon there’ll be more re-entries due to Christmas songs coming back to the charts. There are four new arrivals and two re-entries on the charts this week, with one re- and one new entry being due to new album releases.

So, with not much new things going on, it’s no surprise to see the Top10 being quite constant this week. Actually, the Top8 has the exact same songs like last week, just with a slightly different running order. The Dark Element’s “The Ghost And The Reaper” spends a third week atop the charts as only the third song to spend more than two weeks at number one this year so far, following Clean Bandit’s “Symphony” and Lena’s “If I Wasn’t Your Daughter”. Their “Dead To Me” slips 2-3. Meanwhile, Lindsey Stirling’s “Christmas C’mon” has a surprising boost, as it’s up 5-2 following her appearance on Dancing With The Stars last week. Her other Christmas single “Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy” re-enters the charts at #37. Rita Ora’s “Anywhere” dips 3-4, followed by My Indigo’s “My Indigo” (4-5), which makes the Top5 complete. “I Miss You” by Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels reaches a new peak (7-6), Noah Cyrus and XXXTENTACION’s “Again” just don’t want to die (8-7), and Marina Kaye’s “Something” keeps on being a hit as well (6-8). Only a week following the Platinum certification for Marina’s “On My Own” (out this week), “Something” also goes Gold this week. The final two Top10 appearances are climbers. At first there’s Taylor Swift’s “…Ready For It?”, which jumps 21-9, followed by Rachel Platten’s “Perfect For You”, which improves 14-10. The latter also goes Gold this week, which is Rachel’s second single certification.

The first debut can be found at #14 and it’s Calvin Harris’ “Faking It”, which features Kehlani and Lil Yachti. It’s Calvin’s third appearance for his “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1” album following “Heatstroke” and “Feels”. James Arthur has debuted his brand new single “Naked” and enters the charts at #24 with it, while the album release for Björk’s “Utopia” brings “Blissing Me” onto the charts (#29). Finally, the fourth entry goes to Alison Sudol. The singer-songwriter was formerly known as A Fine Frenzy, and already collected a huge hit with “Almost Lover” back in 2008. After a long hiatus, “Enough Honey” is her first new material in years and arrives at #39. The two mentioned re-entries are “’71 Charger” by Loreen, which is back at #22 due to her album release, and the already mentioned “Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy” by Lindsey Stirling.

While “The Ghost And The Reaper” and “Dead To Me” are still going on very strong, The Dark Element’s “My Sweet Mystery” dips out of the Top10 this week (10-12). Emmelie De Forest’s “Sanctuary” also leaves that part of the charts, but with a much bigger drop (9-16). While there are usually many new entries which are responsible for many big drops, this week it’s kinda different as there are more climbers worth a mention than droppers. Christmas is coming nearer, and so it happens to see both of Tarja’s current Christmas singles climbing even further, with “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” going up 23-15 and “O Tannenbaum” increasing 32-25. Another interesting boost went to Halsey, as she’s rising with “Bad At Love”, up 29-18 for a fourth week in the upper half. Last but not least, it’s quite unusual to see a low peaking single like Alan Walker’s “All Falls Down” hanging on for so long, however the track goes up 36-31 this week for a fifth week in the Top40, which may be because of Noah Cyrus as a featuring, who is currently smashing with her own song “Again”.

Taylor Swift’s “…Ready For It?” and Halsey’s “Bad At Love” are the biggest climbers while Luis Fonsi’s and Demi Lovato’s “Échame La Culpa” drops 19-38 as the biggest loser this week.
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1 (1) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – The Ghost And The Reaper
Chart Run: *1*-1-1- / 3w

2 (5) Lindsey Stirling feat. Becky G – Christmas C’mon
Chart Run: 5-*2*- / 2w

3 (2) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – Dead To Me
Chart Run: *2*-8-7-3-2-3- / 6w

4 (3) Rita Ora – Anywhere
Chart Run: 5-6-*2*-4-3-4- / 6w

5 (4) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) – My Indigo
Chart Run: *2*-4-5- / 3w

6 (7) Clean Bandit feat. Julia Michaels – I Miss You
Chart Run: 13-11-7-7-*6*- / 5w

7 (8) Noah Cyrus feat. XXXTENTACION – Again *G*
Chart Run: 3-*2*-4-6-8-11-10-11-8-7- / 10w

8 (6) Marina Kaye – Something
Chart Run: 2-*1*-4-6-8-6-8- / 7w

9 (20) Taylor Swift – …Ready For It?
Chart Run: 6-*1*-4-16-37-Out-RE 21-20-9- / 8w

10 (14) Rachel Platten – Perfect For You *G*
Chart Run: *3*-4-7-10-15-12-14-10- / 8w

11 (11) Selena Gomez & Marshmello – Wolves
Chart Run: *1*-4-10-11-11- / 5w

12 (10) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – My Sweet Mystery *G*
Chart Run: *1*-1-2-3-4-9-12-9-10-12- / 10w

13 (12) Brandi Carlile – The Joke
Chart Run: *12*-13- / 2w

14 (NEW) Calvin Harris feat. Kehlani & Lil Yachti – Faking It
Chart Run: *14*- / 1w

15 (23) Tarja – O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Chart Run: *1*-1-3-7-30-Out-RE 23-15- / 7w

16 (9) Emmelie De Forest – Sanctuary
Chart Run: *9*-16- / 2w

17 (13) Eluveitie – Rebirth
Chart Run: 5-*3*-6-13-17- / 5w

18 (29) Halsey – Bad At Love
Chart Run: *8*-12-19-37-Out-RE 34-29-18- / 7w

19 (18) Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Chart Run: *5*-5-6-12-18-19-18-19- / 8w

20 (15) Zara Larsson – Uncover
Chart Run: 39-21-28-35-Out-RE *14*-14-15-20- / 8w

21 (17) Evanescence – Imperfection
Chart Run: 7-*5*-6-10-19-37-Out-RE 15-17-21- / 9w

22 (RE) Loreen – ’71 Charger
Chart Run: *7*-12-20-39-Out-RE 22- / 5w

23 (16) Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson – Symphony *P*
Chart Run: *1*-1-1-1-5-10-22-37-Out-RE 18-16-11-12-11-12-16-23-26-31-32-29-21-22-1-5-16-23- / 26w

24 (NEW) James Arthur – Naked
Chart Run: *24*- / 1w

25 (32) Tarja – O Tannenbaum
Chart Run: *3*-20-39-32-25- / 5w

26 (25) Kesha – Praying *P*
Chart Run: *1*-4-2-3-3-1-6-8-13-15-20-23-21-22-17-17-21-24-22-25-26- / 21w

27 (24) Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
Chart Run: *14*-21-25-24-27- / 5w

28 (21) Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do *G*
Chart Run: *1*-2-6-11-13-20-24-27-36-Out-RE 17-21-28- / 12w

29 (NEW) Björk – Blissing Me
Chart Run: *29*- / 1w

30 (22) Zara Larsson & MNEK – Never Forget You *2xP*
Chart Run: 4-*1*-2-5-6-4-5-4-8-9-13-20-25-21-24-26-33-31-36-Out-RE 36-29-23-16-11-8-15-24-22-23-26-28-33-36-37-Out-RE 14-21-26-33-Out-RE 36-Out-RE 17-4-8-20-31-Out-RE 35-34-Out-RE 33-5-13-22-30- / 51w

31 (36) Alan Walker, Noah Cyrus & Digital Farm Animals – All Falls Down
Chart Run: *26*-35-33-36-31- / 5w

32 (27) Zara Larsson – Only You *G*
Chart Run: *2*-5-4-3-7-13-18-25-26-23-24-29-8-16-27-32- / 16w

33 (35) Rachel Platten – Broken Glass *G*
Chart Run: 8-*3*-7-5-9-8-13-17-25-33-36-34-27-35-33- / 15w

34 (28) Sam Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes
Chart Run: *9*-18-40-15-18-21-26-Out-RE 16-23-28-34- / 11w

35 (26) Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do
Chart Run: 32-35-*26*-35- / 4w

36 (33) Aly & AJ – Take Me
Chart Run: 34-Out-RE *33*-36- / 3w

37 (RE) Lindsey Stirling – Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
Chart Run: *2*-17-38-Out-RE 37- / 4w

38 (19) Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato – Échame La Culpa
Chart Run: *19*-38- / 2w

39 (NEW) Alison Sudol – Enough Honey
Chart Run: *39*- / 1w

40 (30) Steve Aoki & Lauren Jauregui – All Night
Chart Run: *30*-40- / 2w


Out of Top40
Out (31) Marina Kaye – On My Own *P* (17w)
Out (34) Eliane – Flawless (8w)
Out (37) Zara Larsson – Don’t Let Me Be Yours (13w)
Out (38) Tove Lo – Disco Tits (2w)
Out (39) Paloma Faith – Crybaby (2w)
Out (40) Zara Larsson – I Would Like *G* (17w)


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    Album Top20
The Dark Element keep on going on strong, as they are not only defending the top spot for a third week on the Singles Top40, but also on the Album Top20, as their album “The Dark Element” remains there this week. It’s the eighth album with three or more weeks atop the charts in 2017, and it’s very likely to see even more weeks to come for this release. Their closest rival remained Tarja, who still sits at number two with “From Spirits And Ghosts”. Rounding up the Top3 is Taylor Swift, who re-peaks with “Reputation”, which goes back up 7-3.

There are two new arrivals on the chart this week, and both of them made the Top10. Swedish ESC winner of 2012, Loreen, is finally back with a new full-length release. The singer has released her debut album “Heal” already five years ago, which topped the charts for one week, stayed on the chart for incredible 58 weeks and went 3x Platinum. This year she finally returned to the album charts with her “Nude” EP, which peaked at #2 and went Gold. Now she’s back with “Ride”, and since the two singles “’71 Charger” and “Hate The Way I Love You” underperformed it’s probably no surprise to see the album only arriving at #4 as well, and being behind expectations. The second debut belongs to Icelandic icon Björk, who debuts at #9 with her newest set “Utopia”, which is also behind the expectations. The singer never had an entry prior 2015, however, with the release of “Vulnicura” early that year, three other albums by her also entered the charts, with “Vulnicura” itself topping the charts for three weeks. It even ended up in the Top10 of the Year-End Charts 2015.

The rest of the best: Rachel Platten’s “Waves” dips 4-5, Evanescence’ “Synthesis” is down 3-6 followed by Marina Kaye’s “Explicit” (5-7), which also goes Gold this week, just a week after she scored a Platinum single with “On My Own” while the song “Something” goes Gold this week too. Halsey’s “hopeless fountain kingdom” rises 9-8 while Lindsey Stirling’s “Warmer In The Winter” returns 16-10.

With “The Dark Element” still smashing, it’s probably no surprise to see Anette Olzon’s solo debut album “Shine” re-entering the charts. It comes back at #15 for an incredible 111th week, which extends its lead as the longest running album ever. In fact, it’s the only album with 100 or more weeks on the album charts, her closest followers are “Lindsey Stirling” by Lindsey Stirling (94 weeks), “Utopia” by Kerli (85), “Born To Die” by Lana Del Rey (80), “Hydra” by Within Temptation (71) and “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry (68). Last but not least, Sia’s “Everyday Is Christmas” (6-12), Aly & AJ’s “Ten Years” EP (10-14) and Tove Lo’s “Blue Lips” (8-18) all already leave the upper half after only one week.
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1 (1) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – The Dark Element
Chart Run: *1*-1-1- / 3w

2 (2) Tarja – From Spirits And Ghosts (Score For A Dark Christmas)
Chart Run: *2*-2- / 2w

3 (7) Taylor Swift – Reputation
Chart Run: *3*-7-3- / 3w

4 (NEW) Loreen – Ride
Chart Run: *4*- / 1w

5 (4) Rachel Platten – Waves
Chart Run: *1*-2-4-4-5- / 5w

6 (3) Evanescence – Synthesis
Chart Run: *2*-3-6- / 3w

7 (5) Marina Kaye – Explicit *G*
Chart Run: *2*-2-4-5-5-7- / 6w

8 (9) Halsey – hopeless fountain kingdom *P*
Chart Run: *1*-1-2-1-1-1-1-2-2-3-4-3-5-7-8-9-11-16-18-16-11-14-16-12-9-8- / 26w

9 (NEW) Björk – Utopia
Chart Run: *9*- / 1w

10 (16) Lindsey Stirling – Warmer In The Winter
Chart Run: *1*-3-7-10-16-10- / 6w

11 (13) P!nk – Beautiful Trauma
Chart Run: *2*-3-6-8-8-13-11- / 7w

12 (6) Sia – Everyday Is Christmas
Chart Run: *6*-12- / 2w

13 (12) Sam Smith – The Thrill Of It All
Chart Run: *3*-7-12-13- / 4w

14 (10) Aly & AJ – Ten Years EP
Chart Run: *10*-14- / 2w

15 (RE) Anette Olzon – Shine *6xP*
Chart Run: *1*-1-2-1-3-5-7-6-3-4-4-3-4-4-3-1-2-1-3-1-1-2-3-3-1-2-5-7-5-8-11-9-12-11-15-12-9-9-12-15-16-14-13-10-6-8-9-5-4-4-5-3-3-3-2-3-4-6-7-10-10-10-14-15-13-11-12-16-19-17-13-11-14-19-Out-RE 8-4-5-3-5-2-5-4-6-8-13-18-Out-RE 19-Out-RE 17-12-18-Out-RE 20-17-Out-RE 12-14-11-8-7-15-Out-RE 16-Out-RE 10-10-9-9-4-6-15-17-Out-RE 5-12-14-20-Out-RE 15- / 111w

16 (14) Eluveitie – Evocation II: Pantheon *P*
Chart Run: *1*-1-1-3-5-8-10-7-6-9-9-10-9-14-16- / 15w

17 (11) Paloma Faith – The Architect
Chart Run: *11*-17- / 2w

18 (8) Tove Lo – Blue Lips
Chart Run: *8*-18- / 2w

19 (15) Zara Larsson – So Good *2xP*
Chart Run: 2-*1*-1-1-1-4-6-6-9-13-13-12-13-14-11-12-12-12-13-11-8-5-6-8-8-6-7-10-17-20-17-10-11-1-6-15-19- / 37w

20 (17) Niall Horan – Flicker
Chart Run: *5*-12-9-14-17-20- / 6w


Out of Top20
Out (18) Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (8w)
Out (19) Miley Cyrus – Younger Now *G* (8w)
Out (20) Louane – Louane (2w)


(sorry for eventual mistakes!)
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Postby Tansike » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:19 pm

New certifications

GOLD
Marina Kaye – Something [single]
Rachel Platten – Perfect For You [single]

Marina Kaye – Explicit [album]

(these certifications were already added to the charts above)

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Postby Tansike » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:35 pm

It's this time of the year again, and my Year-End Charts 2017 may start soon, so make sure to check it out :)
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Postby heppolo » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:46 pm

39 (NEW) Alison Sudol – Enough Honey
Chart Run: *39*- / 1w

There is some degree of ambience in this.
This feels tailor-made for a huge cash-in remix (like ''Prayer in C'').
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Postby Tansike » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:02 pm

^ while i wouldn't like to see this getting remixed, i'm all here for whatever this may make a success. I'm not the biggest fan of "Enough Honey" but Alison is so talented and deserved all success she can get :)
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Postby JakeP » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:34 pm

2 (5) Lindsey Stirling feat. Becky G – Christmas C’mon

Aww, i'm actually happy to see this climbing up to #2 as you weren't initially keen on the song. It stood out instantly for me when i heard the snippet. I never expected a music video to be released though. I also think the music video adds to the song with its cute visuals.

4 (3) Rita Ora – Anywhere

Holding up amazingly well. I can imagine your first reaction when you realised this was no longer my #1...

8 (6) Marina Kaye – Something

...but this was instead. :lol: I have to thank you for introducing this song to me. When i first heard Something i liked it a lot. Then it became one of those songs where i kept going back to listening again, then again. I bought this on iTunes last week (when it climbed to #3) and it benefitted immensely from a full week of me listening to this. I can't really describe it, but this song really does make me think of christmas. :lol: I guess this song has benefitted mostly from perfect timing. The big question now is could Marine hold on a few more weeks become my christmas #1? :wink:

6 (7) Clean Bandit feat. Julia Michaels – I Miss You

We share the same peak for I miss you. Does this song stand a chance of making your top 5? In all honesty, i feel like this song has reached its full potential now and i can't see this climbing any higher in my chart. It's still fared remarkably well to climb as high as #6 over a number of weeks.

14 (NEW) Calvin Harris feat. Kehlani & Lil Yachti – Faking It

Nice to see Faking it entering your chart. It took a couple of weeks but it finally broke into my top 20 before exiting again. :oops: I still much prefer the joyous vibes of Feels which is undoubtably one of my songs of the year. :D

24 (NEW) James Arthur – Naked

How did Say you won't let go perform in your chart? I can't remember if it went top 10 in your chart. :oops: Naked is a nice pleasant song, nothing exceptional but i do like this song.

30 (22) Zara Larsson & MNEK – Never Forget You *2xP*

Let's just take a moment to admire this chart run... :lol:

Chart Run: 4-*1*-2-5-6-4-5-4-8-9-13-20-25-21-24-26-33-31-36-Out-RE 36-29-23-16-11-8-15-24-22-23-26-28-33-36-37-Out-RE 14-21-26-33-Out-RE 36-Out-RE 17-4-8-20-31-Out-RE 35-34-Out-RE 33-5-13-22-30- / 51w
Incredible chart run. :D

38 (19) Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato – Échame La Culpa

Ultimately, let's take a moment to witness the moment Demi tripped and fell down the chart... :cry:

Chart Run: *19*-38- / 2w
I take it your not much of a fan of this song?
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Postby phoenix98 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:00 pm

Tansike wrote:Yes, it is overall my most favorite Generation, the whole thing. 2nd Gen most likely comes second for me :)
What would be your most favorite Generation, if you would have to pick one?

Aw, sad to hear this for Turtwig, as I really like that one. I agree when it comes to Chespin, I really love that one too and it seems like a better version of Turtwig somehow, don’t you think so too? The whole trio is actually quite good in Gen VI as it’s one of the rare cases when I’m usually not 100% sure which one to pick, as all of them have something cool on them.

Oh yes! I was in a store and they had the new games so I thought why not and bought Ultramoon (I went with this as I already have Sun, so I thought I try UM out and not US). I only played a few minutes, probably like 45 minutes or so so far, so I’m not that far at all, however I already caught five Pokémon on the first possible place (where the professor shows how to catch Pokémon) within 2-3 minutes this morning :lol: Starting UM I realized how awesome that region actually is! Good, I also avoided spoilers and didn’t see all the trailers before the release so I’m excited to find out the difference from Sun to Ultramoon :D
Which one did you pick? Ultramoon or Ultrasun?

Yes, it is. But if you enjoyed Sapphire/Ruby, you would have LOVED Emerald for sure. It’s still kinda samey of course, but the things after the main story (the battle frontier, or what its name is) is (or was) truly awesome and I spent days there! That was also why my expectations on Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were so big, and I got disappointed in the end.

I think you didn’t miss much by skipping FireRed / LeafGreen, as they weren’t that different. It was just cool to play the first Generation with better graphics.
Sounds awesome! I really want Sandan oder Vulpix in my team as well as they’re awesome, so I’m thinking about doing something similar too… as once you’d be able to catch them, it’s probably already too late to get it in my team and enjoy it.
Hmmmmmmmmm...I think ranking generations would be even harder than ranking the starter trios :lol: Gen I is obviously a tempting answer, not just because it was the beginning of my adoration for the whole franchise, but I genuinely enjoyed re-playing those games on Virtual Console last year (unfortunately, re-visiting Gen II this year was a little rougher, mostly due to the tedium of post-game Kanto) :oops: I've only played Sapphire from Gen III, so I can't really judge that bunch properly. Gen IV is a mixed bag, with DP being pretty underwhelming, but HGSS being pretty amazing (and fixing many of the problems from GS.) I haven't played Platinum in years (I actually don't think I EVER re-played it after its original release), so I'll have to re-visit that one to see if it could tip Gen IV one way or the other overall. Gen VI would actually rank pretty high for me. ORAS were really solid remakes (obnoxious Battle Frontier omission aside), and I like a lot about XY too. Kalos is SO gorgeous, the massive variety of available Pokémon was awesome, and I've really come to love/appreciate the introduction of the Fairy-type. Your rival/friend group was pretty lame, but their forgettable-ness kind of helped shift the focus of the story back to you and your personal journey/adventure with your chosen Pokémon team. Aaaany rate, I've gone on too long already, since it's a very interesting (but difficult!) question...

Ha, it's tough for me to compare Turtwig and Chespin, since I have such strong feelings for one and such indifference toward the other...but I'm all for calling Chespin a "better version" of anything! ;)

Smart call getting Ultra Moon after playing Sun the first time, since it'll help the experience feel even more different! Alola really does look especially bright and beautiful in USUM (the colors in the overworld pop much more than before!) Of course, I'd love to hear a progress (and especially a team) update! I plan to challenge Olivia/Mayla later today, so I'm chugging along pretty slowly too. I added Bounsweet/Frubberl (now Steenee/Frubaila) to my team as a seventh rotating member (to help keep my main six from getting TOO over-levelled, since they all get the traded-Pokémon-EXP bonus) :lol: I eventually bought both Sun & Moon, so I went with Ultra Sun this time. Although I wouldn't say I "regret" buying Moon, if I'd known we were getting such similar "enhanced" versions just a year after the originals, I would've made the same choice as you and just waited until Ultra Moon was available.

Aw, what else disappointed you about ORAS? Maybe if I'd played Emerald too, I might've been less impressed with them...

Yeah, that's a big part of why I decided to breed my team in another game and trade them over to US as soon as possible. You just don't get to enjoy the same bonding experience when you add a Pokémon to your team toward the end of your adventure (if that's the only place they're available), so I like how this approach has given me the opportunity to grow and learn with my squad throughout the whole game.

Tansike wrote:Very glad to hear you enjoyed the concert so much! Oh, strange she didn’t do “Hey Hey Hey”. So you wouldn’t be happy about that single choice? I think there’s better stuff on the album, but also worse… as long as there’s a single I’m probably happy with it :lol: Oh Oh Oh WAAIIIIT that would be so freaking AWESOME! I nearly bought tickets for Justin Bieber YEARS ago simply because of her being the opening act for him, but didn’t do so in the end. I would love to see her live so this would be a great opportunity…

Haha… mess… :lol: I mean, not only Tuesday afternoons are reserved for that :P
Ha, well..."Hey Hey Hey" wouldn't be the ABSOLUTE worst choice (I guess that would probably be "Power", or "Into Me You See") :lol: It's still pretty far down my singles-wish-list, though. Like you said, I should just be thankful/glad if get a proper fourth single at all. :oops:

So...EVERY afternoon...? :o :wink:

Tansike wrote:Now, like two weeks after writing down that I still get along with my ex, I just realized that I don’t want to stay in touch with him. He did more to me than I realized so I think I need to end that chapter of my life now… :oops: I know! I think once these ‘easy’ thing are normal, which happens quite fast I guess, you take them for granted and many people don’t even realize how much they have or how nice these things actually are, especially when you’re able to do them with the person you love. Haha going to a grocery shop on the second date would be an interesting thing to do :lol:
**Hug**

You do whatever makes you the happiest, healthiest version of you: whether that means trying to maintain some sort of friendship/connection with him, or just leaving his ass in the past :lol: I didn't have many real relationships before Ian, but I was never good at staying in touch with ex-es. I guess I just felt like things ended or drifted apart for a reason with those guys, and I already had non-romantic lifelong friends to fill that role.

Tansike wrote:Ouch. Yes, its airplay started to drop incredibly fast out of a sudden which is why it started to drop so fast on the Hot 100 too. A shame, as “…Ready For It?” didn’t took off the way it should have. But now it looks like “End Game” will do so… so era saved, I guess :)
Although I can understand why they're going with "End Game" next (especially in the US), it feels like the era is moving REALLY fast. I especially don't get why they're moving away from "...Ready For It?" so soon. If they didn't think it has enough radio potential, why bother making it a proper single at all? It's like they just wanted to shift focus to RFI for a short while to shift the attention away from the polarizing (and rapidly-imploding) LWYMMD. This era's certainly not a disaster or anything (RFI already earned its Top 10 status back when it debuted), but it boggles my mind a bit that they're already actively promoting the third single when LWYMMD only came out at the end of August.

Tansike wrote:No I haven’t, what about you?
Nah, though I might give Wildfire a chance at some point. Although I'm grateful to have access to Apple Music now, I feel like I'm rushing through albums a bit too quickly, and not even lingering very long on the ones I wind up really enjoying (like Waves.) I definitely feel an urge to keep checking out more and more new stuff, but that kind of defeats the point if I'm just constantly rushing ahead to something new/different whether I love the albums I check out or not.

Tansike wrote:YAY! That’s awesome to hear! Well, to be fair, “My Sweet Mystery” and “The Ghost And The Reaper” aren’t typical metal songs, and Anette’s poppy vocals and the melodies kinda make it like ABBA meets Metal, or so, which is also why some non-metal-fans like that stuff :)
Yes, Jani is one of the guitarists, the one with the long hair. The other two are from one of Jani’s former bands. Jani is also the songwriter and producer of all songs :)
:o :lol: ABBA meets metal is a BRILLIANT concept (and they seem to be doing it justice, at least from what I've heard here...)

Tansike wrote:So unexpected! I really like “Bad At Love”, but I didn’t expect this to become her highest peaking single as a lead artist ever :o Very happy for her!
Now it's up to No. 11 on the latest Hot 100 :o I REALLY didn't expect this, and although I'm still not terribly interested in the track itself, it's exciting to see her momentum continue to grow (like you said.)

Tansike wrote:1 (1) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – The Ghost And The Reaper
2 (5) Lindsey Stirling feat. Becky G – Christmas C’mon
4 (3) Rita Ora – Anywhere
6 (7) Clean Bandit feat. Julia Michaels – I Miss You
8 (6) Marina Kaye – Something
9 (20) Taylor Swift – …Ready For It?
10 (14) Rachel Platten – Perfect For You *G*
11 (11) Selena Gomez & Marshmello – Wolves
12 (10) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – My Sweet Mystery *G*
14 (NEW) Calvin Harris feat. Kehlani & Lil Yachti – Faking It
18 (29) Halsey – Bad At Love
19 (18) Ed Sheeran – Perfect
23 (16) Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson – Symphony *P*
26 (25) Kesha – Praying *P*
27 (24) Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
28 (21) Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do *G*
30 (22) Zara Larsson & MNEK – Never Forget You *2xP*
32 (27) Zara Larsson – Only You *G*
33 (35) Rachel Platten – Broken Glass *G*
34 (28) Sam Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes
35 (26) Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do
37 (RE) Lindsey Stirling – Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
40 (30) Steve Aoki & Lauren Jauregui – All Night
• Hopefully the fast-approaching-Christmas hype can help "Christmas C'mon" make it all the way to the top here! Do you usually have festive songs at No. 1 at Christmas, or is anything just as likely as always?
• Surprising (and satisfying) jump for "...Ready For It?" :o The highest its been since September! Is this its final "hurrah!" before you shift focus to "End Game"?
• Glorious to see "Perfect For You" go Gold AND return to your Top 10!
• Certainly curious how much impact the new version of "Perfect" will have here. It's exciting to watch him (and especially Beyoncé) earn another global mega-smash, but the fact that she doesn't really have any new lines makes it a slightly underwhelming release for me. She sounds great, of course, but I've been playing the original on-and-off since the album dropped in March, and this version just isn't different enough to really re-ignite my interest after all that time.
• Given Maroon 5's history here, I can definitely live with a No. 26 peak and four weeks total for "What Lovers Do." :lol:
• It sounded like you'd been getting back into reputation, but I wasn't expecting it to return all the way to its No. 3 peak (while "Waves" continues to hang tight inside your Top 5...) 8-)

Yet another otherworldly chart, Tansike! :D
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Postby Tansike » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:49 pm

JakeP wrote:2 (5) Lindsey Stirling feat. Becky G – Christmas C’mon

Aww, i'm actually happy to see this climbing up to #2 as you weren't initially keen on the song. It stood out instantly for me when i heard the snippet. I never expected a music video to be released though. I also think the music video adds to the song with its cute visuals.
I knew you would be pleased with how this is doing on my chart despite me disliking it a few weeks ago when we were talking about it :) Actually, since it was officially released as a single, I gave it another chance and since then I have to admit that I really like it. It’s now even one of my favorite songs on the album :oops: And yes, the cute visuals really fit to the song.

JakeP wrote:4 (3) Rita Ora – Anywhere

Holding up amazingly well. I can imagine your first reaction when you realised this was no longer my #1...
Definitely one of the best pop tracks this year! :D

JakeP wrote:8 (6) Marina Kaye – Something

...but this was instead. :lol: I have to thank you for introducing this song to me. When i first heard Something i liked it a lot. Then it became one of those songs where i kept going back to listening again, then again. I bought this on iTunes last week (when it climbed to #3) and it benefitted immensely from a full week of me listening to this. I can't really describe it, but this song really does make me think of christmas. :lol: I guess this song has benefitted mostly from perfect timing. The big question now is could Marine hold on a few more weeks become my christmas #1? :wink:
…I was SO surprised! Funny how I was just on UKMix like a minute after you posted your charts, so I checked it out, and the first thing that I saw was your avatar and I was like ‘ :o ‘ and then I saw it’s really #1 :cry: :cry: :cry:
I’m glad you discovered this song through my charts and am even happier that you like it that much, also because it’s definitely one of my faves this year.
Being your Christmas #1 would be astonishing, but as you know, I’m always already happy if a song that I like makes your Top20 and so you can’t imagine how happy I am with this being a #1 hit on your charts, so everything from now on will be a huge plus for me :oops:

JakeP wrote:6 (7) Clean Bandit feat. Julia Michaels – I Miss You

We share the same peak for I miss you. Does this song stand a chance of making your top 5? In all honesty, i feel like this song has reached its full potential now and i can't see this climbing any higher in my chart. It's still fared remarkably well to climb as high as #6 over a number of weeks.
It will be really tough, but #6 is already really good for them and I think it may show some nice longevity. I can already reveal that it won’t be in the Top5 on the new chart tomorrow and since Christmas is starting really soon it’s very unlikely this will climb to a new peak later this year, and in the new year it may be too late. But #6 on both of our charts is really good after we were both not impressed by this at first :)

JakeP wrote:14 (NEW) Calvin Harris feat. Kehlani & Lil Yachti – Faking It

Nice to see Faking it entering your chart. It took a couple of weeks but it finally broke into my top 20 before exiting again. :oops: I still much prefer the joyous vibes of Feels which is undoubtably one of my songs of the year. :D
Completely agree. “Faking It” is good, actually really good compared to most of Calvin’s other tracks, however it’s still miles behind the great “Feels”.

JakeP wrote:24 (NEW) James Arthur – Naked

How did Say you won't let go perform in your chart? I can't remember if it went top 10 in your chart. :oops: Naked is a nice pleasant song, nothing exceptional but i do like this song.
This was the chartrun for “Say You Won’t Let Go”: 18-21-19-*13*-17-18-25-20-24-26-37-Out / 11w
So no Top10 peak, however it still did great for a song which never peaked in the Top10. I have similar feelings when it comes to “Naked” like you do; it’s a good song and I like it, however it’s nothing outstanding or so.

JakeP wrote:30 (22) Zara Larsson & MNEK – Never Forget You *2xP*

Let's just take a moment to admire this chart run... :lol:

Chart Run: 4-*1*-2-5-6-4-5-4-8-9-13-20-25-21-24-26-33-31-36-Out-RE 36-29-23-16-11-8-15-24-22-23-26-28-33-36-37-Out-RE 14-21-26-33-Out-RE 36-Out-RE 17-4-8-20-31-Out-RE 35-34-Out-RE 33-5-13-22-30- / 51w
Incredible chart run. :D
:cool:
Definitely one of my all time faves… and it already got revived so often! I don’t remember what caused its second ‘chart life’, but the third one was due to YEC countdown iirc, the fourth one due to Zara’s album release and now the fifth one due to her concert effect :oops:

JakeP wrote:38 (19) Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato – Échame La Culpa

Ultimately, let's take a moment to witness the moment Demi tripped and fell down the chart... :cry:

Chart Run: *19*-38- / 2w
I take it your not much of a fan of this song?
No, but since “Despacito” NEVER made my Top40, this already did quite well I guess… :oops:
Do you like it?
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Postby Tansike » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:51 pm

phoenix98 wrote:Hmmmmmmmmm...I think ranking generations would be even harder than ranking the starter trios :lol: Gen I is obviously a tempting answer, not just because it was the beginning of my adoration for the whole franchise, but I genuinely enjoyed re-playing those games on Virtual Console last year (unfortunately, re-visiting Gen II this year was a little rougher, mostly due to the tedium of post-game Kanto) :oops: I've only played Sapphire from Gen III, so I can't really judge that bunch properly. Gen IV is a mixed bag, with DP being pretty underwhelming, but HGSS being pretty amazing (and fixing many of the problems from GS.) I haven't played Platinum in years (I actually don't think I EVER re-played it after its original release), so I'll have to re-visit that one to see if it could tip Gen IV one way or the other overall. Gen VI would actually rank pretty high for me. ORAS were really solid remakes (obnoxious Battle Frontier omission aside), and I like a lot about XY too. Kalos is SO gorgeous, the massive variety of available Pokémon was awesome, and I've really come to love/appreciate the introduction of the Fairy-type. Your rival/friend group was pretty lame, but their forgettable-ness kind of helped shift the focus of the story back to you and your personal journey/adventure with your chosen Pokémon team. Aaaany rate, I've gone on too long already, since it's a very interesting (but difficult!) question...

Ha, it's tough for me to compare Turtwig and Chespin, since I have such strong feelings for one and such indifference toward the other...but I'm all for calling Chespin a "better version" of anything! ;)

Smart call getting Ultra Moon after playing Sun the first time, since it'll help the experience feel even more different! Alola really does look especially bright and beautiful in USUM (the colors in the overworld pop much more than before!) Of course, I'd love to hear a progress (and especially a team) update! I plan to challenge Olivia/Mayla later today, so I'm chugging along pretty slowly too. I added Bounsweet/Frubberl (now Steenee/Frubaila) to my team as a seventh rotating member (to help keep my main six from getting TOO over-levelled, since they all get the traded-Pokémon-EXP bonus) :lol: I eventually bought both Sun & Moon, so I went with Ultra Sun this time. Although I wouldn't say I "regret" buying Moon, if I'd known we were getting such similar "enhanced" versions just a year after the originals, I would've made the same choice as you and just waited until Ultra Moon was available.

Aw, what else disappointed you about ORAS? Maybe if I'd played Emerald too, I might've been less impressed with them...

Yeah, that's a big part of why I decided to breed my team in another game and trade them over to US as soon as possible. You just don't get to enjoy the same bonding experience when you add a Pokémon to your team toward the end of your adventure (if that's the only place they're available), so I like how this approach has given me the opportunity to grow and learn with my squad throughout the whole game.
That was a good read and I actually get all of your thoughts. It’s really similar with me, except probably the part about X/Y. I enjoyed them, but everything after HGSS didn’t click with me as much as the games used to do. I even left out White/Black completely (but I bought one of the re-releases, so there’s at least that). I think I even prefer Sun/Moon to X/Y now. Maybe I should replay X/Y one day to get that feeling back. I still remember how underwhelmed I was by the new design as I really missed that ‘old’ feeling I always got through Pokémon, the whole 3D thing didn’t really work, while it works much better with Sun/Moon IMO.
The first Generation (and second probably too) simply remains legendary, and I had the same feeling like you when I played it again through the Virtual Console. It was SO fun! So while I would prefer the third when it comes to playing it and memories and Pokémon and so on, the first one definitely remains the most legendary one for me too.

Ha good one :)

If that’s pretty slowly for you, then I have no idea what my progress is, because I only arrived in the first city and beat the first island champion (not his task though) (btw – sorry, while i usually know some English stuff when it comes to Pokémon, I’m completely clueless when it comes to USUM, so I’m just using things like ‘first city’ or ‘first island champion’ instead of their names :oops: :oops: :oops: )
I don’t have a proper team yet. An obvious Rowlet, and I caught a Pichu too as I fell in love with it when it appeared and it already got quite a few level ups… however, yesterday, I only realized that I already had an Alola Raichu in my Team when I played Sun, so I’m not sure if this will stay.
Steenee sounds like a nice addition – and yeah, I get that with over-levelling your Team. I mean, even with EXP share on it’s already quite easy to get over-levelled, so I don’t want to imagine how it is with all Pokémon being traded :)
Oh you got both? Damn… yeah, a shame they didn’t do something completely new (like ‘Star’ edition, so something à la Emerald or Crystal). Would have been a much better thing for people like you who bought both.

I don’t know. HGSS were sooo good and as I said, the third Generations were my favorite ones, so my expectations on ORAS were probably simply too high. It was nice, but it didn’t add much, plus the new design wasn’t that outstanding either.
Another thing that may have been a reason why I wasn’t the biggest fan of them may be that I wasn’t really into Pokémon at that time…

I really need to think about if I should do something like this as well… an Alola Vulpix or Sandan would be really great… :oops:

phoenix98 wrote:Ha, well..."Hey Hey Hey" wouldn't be the ABSOLUTE worst choice (I guess that would probably be "Power", or "Into Me You See") :lol: It's still pretty far down my singles-wish-list, though. Like you said, I should just be thankful/glad if get a proper fourth single at all. :oops:

So...EVERY afternoon...? :o :wink:
Ah I get that. At least it’s better than these two you mentioned… I’m probably in the minority but I would love to see “Pendulum” getting a single treatment… :oops:

I wish… :lol: :wink:

phoenix98 wrote:You do whatever makes you the happiest, healthiest version of you: whether that means trying to maintain some sort of friendship/connection with him, or just leaving his ass in the past :lol: I didn't have many real relationships before Ian, but I was never good at staying in touch with ex-es. I guess I just felt like things ended or drifted apart for a reason with those guys, and I already had non-romantic lifelong friends to fill that role.
The bolded part is how I feel as well. To be fair, he was my first love relationship, so it’s the first time I have to figure out what is the best for me – to keep in touch with him or no. And while all feelings are gone for good, I also feel like I don’t even have the need to see him for a drink or so.

phoenix98 wrote:Although I can understand why they're going with "End Game" next (especially in the US), it feels like the era is moving REALLY fast. I especially don't get why they're moving away from "...Ready For It?" so soon. If they didn't think it has enough radio potential, why bother making it a proper single at all? It's like they just wanted to shift focus to RFI for a short while to shift the attention away from the polarizing (and rapidly-imploding) LWYMMD. This era's certainly not a disaster or anything (RFI already earned its Top 10 status back when it debuted), but it boggles my mind a bit that they're already actively promoting the third single when LWYMMD only came out at the end of August.
Well to be fair, “…Ready For It?” is already quite old, except its video. I think that whole second single release was messy as f. Releasing another song only a week after LWYMMD came out was a wrong choice, and then releasing the video for it sooo late was another wrong choice. Anyways, I hope they get back on track now with a good treatment for “End Game”, hopefully “Delicate” as a single for summer 2018 and then something slower like “Call It What You Want” or so for winter 2018…

phoenix98 wrote:Nah, though I might give Wildfire a chance at some point. Although I'm grateful to have access to Apple Music now, I feel like I'm rushing through albums a bit too quickly, and not even lingering very long on the ones I wind up really enjoying (like Waves.) I definitely feel an urge to keep checking out more and more new stuff, but that kind of defeats the point if I'm just constantly rushing ahead to something new/different whether I love the albums I check out or not.
Oh wait, I forgot you never heard “Wildfire” in full :o Well, you already heard the highlights (IMO, at least) with the singles and the ones you checked out a few weeks ago when I mentioned them, so I think you wouldn’t miss too much by not listening to it… however, it’s a really good album and if you enjoy “Waves”, I’m sure you would enjoy the full “Wildfire” too.
Anyways, the ‘problem’ with rushing ahead to check out something new is a real problem I have too, especially during busy times like it is right now with so many new releases. Back when I only checked albums out when I owned them physically I obviously had much less to check out, so I discovered much less, however I was able to get much more into releases than I do these days…

phoenix98 wrote: :o :lol: ABBA meets metal is a BRILLIANT concept (and they seem to be doing it justice, at least from what I've heard here...)
They really do :cool:

phoenix98 wrote:Now it's up to No. 11 on the latest Hot 100 :o I REALLY didn't expect this, and although I'm still not terribly interested in the track itself, it's exciting to see her momentum continue to grow (like you said.)
:o
Wow, how did she do that? I know she’s in the Top10 on iTunes, but only something around #30 on Spotify, which is why I was quite sure #14 would remain her peak. Now I REALLY hope it gets into the Top10, not only because that would be awesome, but also because #11 is an awful peak position :oops:

phoenix98 wrote:• Hopefully the fast-approaching-Christmas hype can help "Christmas C'mon" make it all the way to the top here! Do you usually have festive songs at No. 1 at Christmas, or is anything just as likely as always?
• Surprising (and satisfying) jump for "...Ready For It?" :o The highest its been since September! Is this its final "hurrah!" before you shift focus to "End Game"?
• Glorious to see "Perfect For You" go Gold AND return to your Top 10!
• Certainly curious how much impact the new version of "Perfect" will have here. It's exciting to watch him (and especially Beyoncé) earn another global mega-smash, but the fact that she doesn't really have any new lines makes it a slightly underwhelming release for me. She sounds great, of course, but I've been playing the original on-and-off since the album dropped in March, and this version just isn't different enough to really re-ignite my interest after all that time.
• Given Maroon 5's history here, I can definitely live with a No. 26 peak and four weeks total for "What Lovers Do." :lol:
• It sounded like you'd been getting back into reputation, but I wasn't expecting it to return all the way to its No. 3 peak (while "Waves" continues to hang tight inside your Top 5...) 8-)

Yet another otherworldly chart, Tansike! :D
The top will be tough to reach for “Christmas C’mon”, however Lindsey already released the third video for a song of “Warmer In The Winter”, and that track battles for the top spot this week… (and to make some promo, it already has over 3,3 million views on Youtube after less than five days, while “Christmas C’mon” hasn’t even reached 2 millions while being released two weeks in advance :o )
As for the Christmas #1 question – that’s a good question and I didn’t even know it by myself, so I just looked it up, and here’s the result:
2016: #1 was Kerli’s “Spirit Animal”, highest Christmas entry was Mariah’s AIWFCIY (#2)
2015: #1 was Jamie-Lee Kriewitz’ “Ghost”, highest Xmas entry was Lindsey Stirling’s “Hallelujah” (#2)
2014: #1 was Within Temptation’s “Edge Of The World”, highest Xmas entry was Ariana’s “Love Is Everything” (#2)
2013: #1 was WT’s “Dangerous”, highest Xmas entry was Ariana’s “Love Is Everything” (#2)
2012: #1 was Taylor’s IKYWT, no Xmas entry (just a Top20 back then)
So… #1 usually goes to a ‘normal’ song, while Christmas entries stopped at #2, which is actually a surprise to me now :o

Most likely, yes. It definitely won’t go higher and will start to drop now, until “End Game” comes, but so far I’m not sure if this one will be as successful as LWYMMD and RFI as I’m not feeling it that much…

Rachel still slaying :cool:

Oh… I haven’t even checked the Beyoncé version out so far and right now I’m also not interested in doing so :oops: So, no effect is to be expected :lol: :oops:

Yeah, “What Lovers Do” did quite good for their standards. Somehow I wish I would have discovered it earlier, or would have cared more about it, as I think it deserved a bit more…

Definitely two awesome pop albums :cool:
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Postby JSparksFan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:54 am

Your #1 is interesting. It's not something I'd generally listen to, but it's definitely good. Haunting, catchy chorus, solid instrumentation. I mean, it already qualifies as superior to most of the chart hits of the year. :lol:

1 (1) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – The Ghost And The Reaper
4 (3) Rita Ora – Anywhere
9 (20) Taylor Swift – …Ready For It?
10 (14) Rachel Platten – Perfect For You *G*
11 (11) Selena Gomez & Marshmello – Wolves
19 (18) Ed Sheeran – Perfect
23 (16) Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson – Symphony *P*
26 (25) Kesha – Praying *P*
28 (21) Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do *G*
32 (27) Zara Larsson – Only You *G*
33 (35) Rachel Platten – Broken Glass *G*
34 (28) Sam Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes
35 (26) Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do
38 (19) Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato – Échame La Culpa

Tansike wrote:But you already heard it before, did you? I think it's still my favorite song on the album... typical Sam but i like it a lot.
Definitely! It's grown on me over the last three weeks actually.

Tansike wrote:It's nice but i'm surprised they went with this as a promo single, as it's more like an album track for me (= sounds good while listening to the album, but doesn't do much alone). Excited to hear your thoughts about the whole album! I 'had' to buy it physically as i didn't want to wait a week longer to get to listen to it :lol: :oops:
My verdict is...I'm ready to hold Taylor Swift in contempt of my damn time! :lol:

Okay, it's not that bad, and, for a normal artist's standard, I would deem it good, but, by her own standards, it's sub-par. "Getaway Car" did blow me away the first time I heard it, though, and there's "Dancing with Our Hands Tied," "I Did Something Bad," "This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things," and "King of My Heart," which are all good to great (in addition to the singles + promo singles minus "Gorgeous"), but there are more filler tracks than should be on a T-Swift record.
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Postby Tansike » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:27 am

JSparksFan wrote:Your #1 is interesting. It's not something I'd generally listen to, but it's definitely good. Haunting, catchy chorus, solid instrumentation. I mean, it already qualifies as superior to most of the chart hits of the year. :lol:

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Yay, glad to read all of this! :D Thanks for checking it out! :)

JSparksFan wrote:Definitely! It's grown on me over the last three weeks actually.
Good news! :) "Too Good At Goodbyes" is definitely a little highlight of 2017 IMO :)

JSparksFan wrote:My verdict is...I'm ready to hold Taylor Swift in contempt of my damn time! :lol:

Okay, it's not that bad, and, for a normal artist's standard, I would deem it good, but, by her own standards, it's sub-par. "Getaway Car" did blow me away the first time I heard it, though, and there's "Dancing with Our Hands Tied," "I Did Something Bad," "This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things," and "King of My Heart," which are all good to great (in addition to the singles + promo singles minus "Gorgeous"), but there are more filler tracks than should be on a T-Swift record.
:lol:

I completely get your point and i agree, it's probably my least favorite, or definitely second least favorite album of her so far (minus her debut, which i'm not familiar with), but i have to admit i still like it a lot now. Happy to hear you mentioned "I Did Something Bad", but i'm surprised "Delicate" doesn't seem to be one of your favorite ones, as it's a huge fan favorite and i think it's also similar to "Style"....
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