My Charts - week 42 - just keep Breathin

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Postby heppolo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:00 am

1 (NEW) Leaves’ Eyes – Across The Sea
Chart Run: *1*- / 1w

Decent song, I like her commanding vocal power. Growl is a bit whacky, but it is here only for a few seconds so it's almost a non-issue

I am also having more metal entries these days, however,most of them are pretty extreme.
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Postby Tansike » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:15 pm

^ Glad you think the song is decent - better than nothing, i guess :)

I'm still not 100% sure about her voice, sometimes it sounds a bit too forced to me. But overall it's definitely a good voice and i love the song all combined, even with the growls.

Extreme ones? Are they with female front singers? It may sound weird but the only metal stuff i'm listening to is female fronted. I think only one male fronted band made it to my library (Disturbed) :oops:
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Postby heppolo » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:06 pm

Tansike wrote:^ Glad you think the song is decent - better than nothing, i guess :)

I'm still not 100% sure about her voice, sometimes it sounds a bit too forced to me. But overall it's definitely a good voice and i love the song all combined, even with the growls.

Extreme ones? Are they with female front singers? It may sound weird but the only metal stuff i'm listening to is female fronted. I think only one male fronted band made it to my library (Disturbed) :oops:
In my recent charts I had a handful of those:
Ascending Dawn - Opposites - closer to alternative metal than gothic
Skarlett Riot - Warrior - softer one than Ascending Dawn
Jinjer - A Plus Or A Minus - check their live performances, the girl switches from growl to clean and back in no time
Awaken Solace ~ Moon over the Mountain - closer to folk and goth metal
Storm Seeker - The Longing - male/female vocal duo on a ''pirate'' metal song
Metaprism - Unleash The Fire - male/female vocal duo
also you can check Anavae - brilliant, but constantly overlooked UK female-led alternative rock act (something heavier than PVRIS)
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Postby phoenix98 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:30 pm

Tansike wrote:No :lol: but clothes don’t stop me, you know :P :lol: Yeah definitely. Plus, sometimes he’s playing games I’d like to play as well, so it’s interesting to see how he’s doing it and how the game actually is – but the negative effect from this is, that I actually lose interest in these games as I think why should I play it as well when I just saw everything about it, so there’s not much more to discover anymore :oops:

Yes, I really enjoy that at the moment and I hope it keeps on going like this for as long as possible. He’s currently stanning for Skyrim, and he’s playing it on his Playstation, on Switch AND Playstation VR :lol: He never played Pokémon until he met me, so he even had a short phase when he was loving Pokémon Tekken. Congrats on finishing the main story – as you can imagine, I’m not much further than the last time :oops: How does your team look like now, if I may ask?
As in the clothes don't stop you from removing them yourself, or don't stop you from groping him over/under/through them...?

Ha, well, so at least it's not like you've really stopped enjoying video games - you've just found a new way to enjoy them (by watching your sexy awesome partner play them.) Not a bad deal, tbh! It sounds like you've already made a positive impact on his gaming habits too, by introducing him into the wonderful world of Pokémon <3 I've never checked out Skyrim, but I've watched Ian play Assassin's Creed: Origins a bit lately (mostly because the main character gets shirtless sometimes...)

I've nearly finished the "Rainbow Rocket" post-game arc in Ultra Sun, and my team = Incineroar/Fuegro, Alolan Raichu, Alolan Sandslash/Sandamer, Alolan Ninetales/Vulnona, Salazzle/Amfira, and Palossand/Colossand (all around Lv. 70.) The arc has been pretty fun, with some great throwback music and puzzles to solve (though there's a TAD too many repetitive Grunt/Rüpel battles, but I think that's to help ensure your team isn't too under-levelled for all the Bosses using Legendaries.)

Tansike wrote:Oh wow… I never had to go to Church every sunday, though there was a phase when we did it as my mom was in something like a sect for some time (it was actually funny to admit though :lol: ). I also had “religious education” class though, but also not for very long, so I was raised quite neutral when it comes to religion. I think it’s important to get to know the religion, however, everyone should decide for themselves what they want to believe in or not.
A sect as in...a cult? That's pretty intense, but it sounds like you all came out of it just fine! Is your new partner religious or spiritual at all?

Tansike wrote:This may be the reason… also, to be fair, someone like Psy is maybe also responsible for making K-Pop even more popular on a worldwide base, while there has yet to come a big(ger) J-Pop hit which gets recognized by the whole world. Ah interesting. I think there are no J-Pop songs in my library, but a few K-Pop ones (like Psy, the two albums by Taeyeon, the last album by Girls’ Generation and that’s it iirc).
Ah, yeah, I really should give PSY more credit! J-Pop just got a head-start with me because a friend in college sat me down and introduced me to a handful of his favorite songs/videos, and some of them really hooked me right away!

Tansike wrote:Are you already able to pick some of your favorite album tracks, or is it still too soon?
The standout for me (besides "Guilty" and "Crybaby") has definitely been "Surrender." Some other top picks would be "My Body" (which you called a while back!), "Lost And Lonely", "Tonight's Not The Only Night", "Kings And Queens", "Til I'm Done", and "Love Me As I Am."

Tansike wrote:Good guessing, as that’s exactly how I’d rank the songs.
Fourth would be “I Did Something Bad”, “Call It Want You Want” may be fifth, followed by “End Game” :)
I really have to admit “Delicate” comes closer and closer to the first spot…
Ooh, I didn't expect "End Game" to be that high! I'm VERY excited by that news about "Delicate" too :o :D Hopefully it'll get a video at some point to help secure the No. 1 spot in your heart (and maybe on your chart too...)

Tansike wrote:Which song(s) would you have preferred as the final single? I thought this was a good-enough choice, and I absolutely loved the video! :D
Yeah, "Everyday" wasn't the absolute worst/most shocking choice...but I would've MUCH preferred "Greedy" (or even "Be Alright", though I'm less sure about that one's hit potential.)

Tansike wrote:Lindsey’s “Carol Of The Bells” may be a cover of a Christmas classic, but musically it’s so typical Lindsey and can be played outside of Christmas as well, so I expect this to stay on the chart for a little bit longer.
Ah, that totally makes sense!

Tansike wrote:Hmm… there’s just ONE person in my sexxx dreams at the moment :P
Awwwwww <3 Do those start out with him playing video games too...? ;)

Tansike wrote:It really is! I’m running three Excels to be exact; one to compile the Top40/Top20 (I’ll do the actual chart in a word file though), one to update the YECs/YTDs and one with Discographies :)
Brilliant! I take a similar approach, using a Word Doc for my weekly Top 30 and an Excel spreadsheet for discographies.

Tansike wrote:Aw, that’s kinda sad, as I would have loved to follow your YEC. However, I completely agree that it takes a lot of time and you have to have time nearly every day. Every year I’d like to have my YEC prepared before starting it, but it always turns out completely different and I get a bit stressed then. Also, I love to follow all other YECs so this really takes time as well and this year I’m really not on point in doing comments :oops:
Thanks for understanding <3 You're totally right about it making it even harder to stay on top of weekly charts too - another reason why I decided to just keep my attention on my favorite weekly ones.

Tansike wrote:It is :cool: She’s having a good time on my chart at the moment… I’m really looking forward to “Expectations” (her next project). I hope the first song may be released soon as I need something fresh/new from her (I don’t count “Home” as her single somehow, even though her part is my most favorite one).
I'm curious to hear what she serves up next (especially with the way she switches up genres/sounds, we could be in for a total surprise), but I can understand her wanting to hold off at least a little longer, since "Meant To Be" is still climbing in the US (and hasn't taken off at all in the UK, though I guess "I Got You" never took off there either.)

Tansike wrote:Sure! I love to post them, so here’s the Discography for Imagine Dragons. This time I decided to show the points as well :wink:
:o Woah - so "Whatever It Takes" already matches their highest peak ever! You've definitely explored their material more than I have, since there's a least a few titles that I don't recognize. I know I'm in a very small minority on this, but "Radioactive" is far from my favorite (of what I've heard) :oops: I've been much more drawn toward "It's Time", "Demons", "On Top Of The World", "Shots", "Thunder"...

Tansike wrote:The first – it was on my ‘possible new entries’-list for some time, but it never took off on the official charts and December was so busy, so I thought I wait until the new year to let it onto my chart. I’m still not the biggest fan of that choice though, but it’s definitely a sooo much better choice than “Revenge”.
Ha - though now that I've played through the full album several times, I appreciate "Revenge" a little more. The album is generally pretty serious and contemplative/reflective, with a LOT of talk about death/the afterlife, so something as juvenile/silly/playful as "Revenge" is kind of refreshing in the context of the album as a whole (even if it seems somewhat out-of-place.)

Tansike wrote:I’m getting back into “Waves” again lately, and somehow I completely missed it but “Perfect For You” has become her most successful song on my chart going by points :o
:o Impressive! Exciting! So even though it hasn't lasted quite as long as "Broken Glass" (yet), it must've had a stronger run during the weeks it's been around?

Tansike wrote:“Let Me Go” benefits from the Year-End Charts effect, as I’ve been listening to my own YEC every now and then lately and “Let Me Go” actually stood out. Such an uplifting pop track!
Preach. "Let Me Go" finally cracked the Hot 100 Top 40, but Hailee REALLY ought to be bigger (like Rachel too) :( I'm curious to see how "Capital Letters" fares with you!

Tansike wrote:1 (NEW) Leaves’ Eyes – Across The Sea
3 (1) Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors & Bebe Rexha – Home
4 (NEW) Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – Finesse
5 (2) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) – Out Of The Darkness
6 (5) Sigrid – Strangers
7 (4) Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes
9 (NEW) Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You
10 (3) Lindsey Stirling – Carol Of The Bells
11 (6) Rita Ora – Anywhere *P*
13 (21) Bebe Rexha – I Got You *P*
14 (8) Eminem feat. Ed Sheeran – River
15 (13) P!nk – Beautiful Trauma
18 (9) Katy Perry – Hey Hey Hey
21 (18) Clean Bandit feat. Julia Michaels – I Miss You *G*
22 (19) Paloma Faith – Guilty
24 (22) Rachel Platten – Perfect For You *G*
26 (25) Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson – Symphony *P*
27 (34) Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
28 (23) Marina Kaye – Something
29 (RE) Sam Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes
30 (17) Lindsey Stirling feat. Becky G – Christmas C’mon *G*
31 (30) Selena Gomez & Marshmello – Wolves *G*
32 (RE) Rachel Platten – Broken Glass *G*
33 (26) Kerli – Spirit Animal *2xP*
34 (31) Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso feat. Floriga Georgia Line & watt – Let Me Go
35 (28) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – My Sweet Mystery *P*
36 (RE) Ed Sheeran – Perfect *G*
37 (33) Kesha – Praying *P*
38 (32) Halsey – Bad At Love
39 (35) Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl *G*
• A new year, and already a new metal No. 1 for me to check out! This one seems almost...Celtic-metal? The singer's voice kind of reminds me of Tarja (though that might just be because I'm still pretty unfamiliar with the genre, so it's all more likely to blur together a bit.)
• LOVIN' that Top 5 debut for "Finesse" :D Could I get Bruno's discography? I hadn't been paying much attention to the 24K Magic era for a while (I'd already played "Versace" so much back when it was a promo single in late-2016 that I didn't really get back into it when it became the third official single, and I didn't even realize "Chunky" was a kinda-sorta-proper single until I was reading an article about the new version of "Finesse"), but this remix (and its video) have really put Bruno back on my brain! I even added the rest of the album to my library too.
• "For You", on the other hand, has been a bit of a letdown (especially since both acts were coming off singles that I really enjoyed.) The pre-chorus is pretty promising ("I'm free as a bird..."), but the actual chorus just doesn't grab me.
• It still does more for me than "Filthy", though :oops: :lol: Justin's pretty much always been hit-or-miss with me, though. I never got into "Suit & Tie", but then he dropped "Mirrors", so hopefully he can pull off something like that again.

Yet another chart that floats my boat, Tansike! :D
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Postby Tansike » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:56 pm

heppolo wrote:In my recent charts I had a handful of those:
Ascending Dawn - Opposites - closer to alternative metal than gothic
Skarlett Riot - Warrior - softer one than Ascending Dawn
Jinjer - A Plus Or A Minus - check their live performances, the girl switches from growl to clean and back in no time
Awaken Solace ~ Moon over the Mountain - closer to folk and goth metal
Storm Seeker - The Longing - male/female vocal duo on a ''pirate'' metal song
Metaprism - Unleash The Fire - male/female vocal duo
also you can check Anavae - brilliant, but constantly overlooked UK female-led alternative rock act (something heavier than PVRIS)
Thanks for all these recommendations! I should have time to check a few of them out tomorrow... but as i wrote down in your YEC topic yesterday, i'm VERY behind all these things as i'm very busy lately (i'm usually writing all these comments here at work when i got some breaks :oops: )
Some of your descriptions sound very promising though!
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Postby Tansike » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:57 pm

phoenix98 wrote:As in the clothes don't stop you from removing them yourself, or don't stop you from groping him over/under/through them...?

Ha, well, so at least it's not like you've really stopped enjoying video games - you've just found a new way to enjoy them (by watching your sexy awesome partner play them.) Not a bad deal, tbh! It sounds like you've already made a positive impact on his gaming habits too, by introducing him into the wonderful world of Pokémon <3 I've never checked out Skyrim, but I've watched Ian play Assassin's Creed: Origins a bit lately (mostly because the main character gets shirtless sometimes...)

I've nearly finished the "Rainbow Rocket" post-game arc in Ultra Sun, and my team = Incineroar/Fuegro, Alolan Raichu, Alolan Sandslash/Sandamer, Alolan Ninetales/Vulnona, Salazzle/Amfira, and Palossand/Colossand (all around Lv. 70.) The arc has been pretty fun, with some great throwback music and puzzles to solve (though there's a TAD too many repetitive Grunt/Rüpel battles, but I think that's to help ensure your team isn't too under-levelled for all the Bosses using Legendaries.)
:lol: both, maybe? :cool: :oops:

Yep! Ah yeah, one positive impact so far. Let’s see if he’ll play another Pokémon game. Hopefully the next Generation will be for Switch as well, this would give me a chance to get him into the ‘usual’ Pokémon games as well :cool: I know that Assassin’s Creed exist but have no idea what it’s about, but judging from pictures it may be similar to Skyrim. Ahhhh… sounds like a very good reason to watch him play the game!

Woah, awesome team! I never tried Palossand/Colossand out so far, how is it to play? Salazzle/Amfira seems very popular, I always hated it if an opponent had it in the team. I only read that there’s that ‘Rainbow Rocket’ thing but don’t know what it’s about, but it sounds pretty cool. Guess I found a reason to pick it up again!

phoenix98 wrote:A sect as in...a cult? That's pretty intense, but it sounds like you all came out of it just fine! Is your new partner religious or spiritual at all?
Yep, but it wasn’t that bad, it was actually quite funny with singing and doing stuff. He’s not really religious or spiritual, no.

phoenix98 wrote:Ah, yeah, I really should give PSY more credit! J-Pop just got a head-start with me because a friend in college sat me down and introduced me to a handful of his favorite songs/videos, and some of them really hooked me right away!
That’s cool! It’s interesting how the US is embracing K-Pop (or J-Pop to a lesser extent) more than Europe does. That genre is still very unknown over here, I’m only getting into a few stuff due to UKMix.

phoenix98 wrote:The standout for me (besides "Guilty" and "Crybaby") has definitely been "Surrender." Some other top picks would be "My Body" (which you called a while back!), "Lost And Lonely", "Tonight's Not The Only Night", "Kings And Queens", "Til I'm Done", and "Love Me As I Am."
YASSS :cool: Obviously very happy to read about “My Body” being one of your favorite ones as well. And “Tonight’s Not The Only Night” is another one I’d call my fave. And despite the album having not a big impact on me, I’m slightly surprised by myself how well I recognize all the songs you mentioned… I guess I really should give “The Architect” another chance this year. Hopefully she’ll pick a third single soon, that would be a cool way to get back into the whole thing.

phoenix98 wrote:Ooh, I didn't expect "End Game" to be that high! I'm VERY excited by that news about "Delicate" too :o :D Hopefully it'll get a video at some point to help secure the No. 1 spot in your heart (and maybe on your chart too...)
I’d love “Delicate” to get a video and become a single, though I’m not sure about that #1 spot on my chart. The later a song gets released, the harder it is for it to become a big(ger) hit on my charts as I already played it quite a lot. It’ll depend on the competition… as for “End Game”, it will finally appear on my chart this week, though not as high as initially expected. The video is very underwhelming… what do you think about it?

phoenix98 wrote:Yeah, "Everyday" wasn't the absolute worst/most shocking choice...but I would've MUCH preferred "Greedy" (or even "Be Alright", though I'm less sure about that one's hit potential.)
“Greedy” is the best remaining track on “Dangerous Woman”, so that would have been another brilliant choice too!

phoenix98 wrote:Awwwwww <3 Do those start out with him playing video games too...? ;)
Maybe? :P

phoenix98 wrote:Brilliant! I take a similar approach, using a Word Doc for my weekly Top 30 and an Excel spreadsheet for discographies.
Oh you’re tracking discographies as well? :D

phoenix98 wrote:Thanks for understanding <3 You're totally right about it making it even harder to stay on top of weekly charts too - another reason why I decided to just keep my attention on my favorite weekly ones.
That’s a good decision. Also, the YEC section feels much less busy than it used to be in the last few years. There used to be many more people doing a countdown, and topics used to get much more views :( So caring about the weekly chart is definitely more worth…

phoenix98 wrote:I'm curious to hear what she serves up next (especially with the way she switches up genres/sounds, we could be in for a total surprise), but I can understand her wanting to hold off at least a little longer, since "Meant To Be" is still climbing in the US (and hasn't taken off at all in the UK, though I guess "I Got You" never took off there either.)
I’m afraid the UK won’t happen when it comes to “Meant To Be”. I just checked and “I Got You” only made it to #91 there. So if I’d were her, I wouldn’t wait until “Meant To Be” may take off in the UK and release something new soon, so it could still benefit from “Meant To Be”’s success.

phoenix98 wrote: :o Woah - so "Whatever It Takes" already matches their highest peak ever! You've definitely explored their material more than I have, since there's a least a few titles that I don't recognize. I know I'm in a very small minority on this, but "Radioactive" is far from my favorite (of what I've heard) :oops: I've been much more drawn toward "It's Time", "Demons", "On Top Of The World", "Shots", "Thunder"...
It does, though time will tell if it will show the same longevity as other songs did. Which ones do you not recognize? I guess “Warriors” would be one of them? That one was quite underrated on my charts, as it would be my favorite song by them if I would have to name one (or maybe second, behind “Radioactive”). There was a The Voice Of Germany contestant who I loved (and who won in the end), and she also performed “Warriors”, which is one of my most favorite performances ever :oops:
Ah well, your picks are great too. They actually have a very strong discography when I think about it now…

phoenix98 wrote:Ha - though now that I've played through the full album several times, I appreciate "Revenge" a little more. The album is generally pretty serious and contemplative/reflective, with a LOT of talk about death/the afterlife, so something as juvenile/silly/playful as "Revenge" is kind of refreshing in the context of the album as a whole (even if it seems somewhat out-of-place.)
Looking at it that way, you’re completely right. There aren’t many playful/funny songs on the album, so it’s definitely a nice change. However, it still ranks as my least favorite song on the album and I often skip it :oops:

phoenix98 wrote: :o Impressive! Exciting! So even though it hasn't lasted quite as long as "Broken Glass" (yet), it must've had a stronger run during the weeks it's been around?
It did! But to be fair, the release date for the album and the single were just spot on. So it already charted well due to its own release, and shortly after the album came out which was why it kept on being high up the charts, while “Broken Glass” only got a boost through its own release at the beginning, fell down a bit and then when the album came out it came back, but not that high because I already played it much more.

phoenix98 wrote:Preach. "Let Me Go" finally cracked the Hot 100 Top 40, but Hailee REALLY ought to be bigger (like Rachel too) :( I'm curious to see how "Capital Letters" fares with you!
Amazing news! And I agree… I haven’t heard that track yet but I’ll check it out soon. I really hope she finally released a full-length album this year, it’s about time!

phoenix98 wrote:• A new year, and already a new metal No. 1 for me to check out! This one seems almost...Celtic-metal? The singer's voice kind of reminds me of Tarja (though that might just be because I'm still pretty unfamiliar with the genre, so it's all more likely to blur together a bit.)
• LOVIN' that Top 5 debut for "Finesse" :D Could I get Bruno's discography? I hadn't been paying much attention to the 24K Magic era for a while (I'd already played "Versace" so much back when it was a promo single in late-2016 that I didn't really get back into it when it became the third official single, and I didn't even realize "Chunky" was a kinda-sorta-proper single until I was reading an article about the new version of "Finesse"), but this remix (and its video) have really put Bruno back on my brain! I even added the rest of the album to my library too.
• "For You", on the other hand, has been a bit of a letdown (especially since both acts were coming off singles that I really enjoyed.) The pre-chorus is pretty promising ("I'm free as a bird..."), but the actual chorus just doesn't grab me.
• It still does more for me than "Filthy", though :oops: :lol: Justin's pretty much always been hit-or-miss with me, though. I never got into "Suit & Tie", but then he dropped "Mirrors", so hopefully he can pull off something like that again.

Yet another chart that floats my boat, Tansike! :D
That’s a perfect description! There are really some ‘celtic’ or folk influences on this and I love that! Similar to what Eluveitie did last year. Also a good comparison, Tarja really has a quite similar voice, even for me. But I have to say that the singer of Leaves’ Eyes doesn’t have the strength in her voice and sounds slightly ‘new’, like not as much trained as Tarja.

Sure, here’s Bruno Mars’ discography. His second era was huge as you can see. Wait, where was “Chunky” a ‘kinda-sorta-proper single’? :o I would love a full proper push for that one, as it’s one of my faves on the album. Anyways, really happy to hear you enjoy the new version of “Finesse”. The video is sooo cool and the song sounds like it’s straight out the 90s. Glad to hear you added the whole album to your library :wink:

I have to agree with you a bit on “For You”. At first I really liked it, however, that excitement wore off shockingly quickly. Now I think it’s a huge disappointment, especially for Rita and after the two pop smashes “Your Song” and “Anywhere”…

And again, I agree with you on “Filthy”. Justin is usually miss for me, so “Filthy” is already his highest charting track ever on my chart :lol: Though I don’t see it lasting longer than two weeks in total at this point….

Thank you so much :D
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Postby JSparksFan » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:53 pm

Not a bad #1. This is more symphonic metal, right?

So you're not dripping in finesse, but you have a decent amount on you at the moment. Good to know! For me, the original was already incredible to the extent that Cardi B's presence isn't really necessary, but I do love her look in the video!

"For You" is nice. Great to see "Whatever It Takes" so high; it was a big favourite of mine last year. "Filthy" is sub-par, but "Supplies" is better, so I'm curious to see if that one has a bigger impact here.

1 (NEW) Leaves’ Eyes – Across The Sea
4 (NEW) Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – Finesse
7 (4) Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes
9 (NEW) Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You
11 (6) Rita Ora – Anywhere *P*
15 (13) P!nk – Beautiful Trauma
19 (NEW) Justin Timberlake – Filthy
24 (22) Rachel Platten – Perfect For You *G*
25 (27) Cardi B feat. 21 Savage – Bartier Cardi
26 (25) Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson – Symphony *P*
29 (RE) Sam Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes
31 (30) Selena Gomez & Marshmello – Wolves *G*
36 (RE) Ed Sheeran – Perfect *G*
37 (33) Kesha – Praying *P*
39 (35) Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl *G*

Tansike wrote: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"....
I like "Delicate" now. And I definitely agree that it's similar to "Style".
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Postby Tansike » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:23 pm

JSparksFan wrote:Not a bad #1. This is more symphonic metal, right?

So you're not dripping in finesse, but you have a decent amount on you at the moment. Good to know! For me, the original was already incredible to the extent that Cardi B's presence isn't really necessary, but I do love her look in the video!

"For You" is nice. Great to see "Whatever It Takes" so high; it was a big favourite of mine last year. "Filthy" is sub-par, but "Supplies" is better, so I'm curious to see if that one has a bigger impact here.
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Yes, it is. Also with a little bit of folk elements (= celtic/folk metal).
Glad you don't dislike it :oops:

Funny thing is, i never cared about "Finesse" on "24K Magic", but this new remix really got me hooked, so i'm surprised it's kinda the other way for you, as you love(d) Cardi B lately! Her verse is really strong and even makes the song for me, and yes, she's also serving a great look in the video 8-)

Glad you like "For You" and "Whatever It Takes". As for Justin, i thought "Filthy" was quite nice, though it will have a horrible second week. Haven't heard "Supplies" yet, i'll check it out tomorrow or later today :)

JSparksFan wrote:I like "Delicate" now. And I definitely agree that it's similar to "Style".
Great news - very happy to hear it grew on you :D
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Postby Tansike » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:28 pm

So i think it's time to close the poll. Thanks to everyone who voted - i'm really happy with the results, for obvious reason.

As for now, i will stick with the presentation as it was in the past few months / years. I'll try new things out when the time will allow it and maybe there'll be a few changes later this year.

Once again, thanks to everyone who voted & also a huge thanks to the ones who took the time to write something about it in this topic - it's VERY appreciated! <3

Here are the poll results - somehow it doesn't work to post it as a pic.
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Postby Tansike » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:29 pm

thanks so much for all comments

week 03/2018 – 18 january 2018 It stays heavier…

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    Singles Top40
New songs keep on floating into the charts and there are another five new entries and two re-entries on the Singles Top40 this week, though none of them was a major competition for Leaves’ Eyes, who remain atop the charts with “Across The Sea”. The track already is the first song to spend multiple weeks at number one obviously, which is a very good sign as only twelve songs were able to do so last year and they all landed inside the Top100 of the Year-End Charts. Their closest follower was once again Noah Cyrus, who stays at #2 for a third non-consecutive week with her smash “Again”.

The highest of all the new arrivals comes in at #3 and is called “The Champion”, a new single by American country star Carrie Underwood featuring rapper Ludacris. It’s Carrie’s first entry since “Dirty Laundry” hit the Top3 in mid 2016 as the fourth and final single of her hit album “Storyteller”, and her 11th appearance overall. The statistics look different for Ludacris, who last appeared on my charts as a feature on Justin Bieber’s “All Around The World” back in 2012, with another two entries dating back to 2011 (“Little Bad Girl” by David Guetta) and 2010 (“Break Your Heart” by Taio Cruz) – all of them being just featurings for him. While Carrie remained mainly country when it comes to her releases, Taylor Swift definitely changed her style now, but the former country singer also gets a new entry in the Top10 with a featured rapper this week. She arrives at #10 with “End Game”, the next official single of her album “Reputation”, and the track features Ed Sheeran and Future. Nearly five years ago, Taylor was responsible for Ed Sheeran’s very first chart notation ever, as their duet “Everything Has Changed” became his chart debut. He obviously collected lots of hits since then, while Future shared the same fate as Ludacris and has yet to get an entry as a lead artist.

Just missing out the Top10 is Australian singer Troye Sivan, as his new single “My My My!” enters the charts at #11. It’s a big reason to celebrate nonetheless, as it immediately becomes his highest peaking chart entry ever, surpassing the #18 peak of “Wild” (2015). Canadian Country singer Meghan Patrick makes her charts debut as “Country Music Made Me Do It” is new at #21. The fifth and final new entry goes to Dua Lipa, who follows up “New Rules” with “IDGAF” (#24). It will be interesting to see if she can match the success of “New Rules”, but so far “IDGAF” already surpassed her single “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” and the collaboration “No Lie” with Sean Paul when it comes to chart success. When it comes to the two re-entries, both are by Camila Cabello, as the release of her solo debut album “Camila” brings back “Never Be The Same” (#15) and “Havana” (#22),. Both get a new peak this week, which may be shocking for the latter, as it was one of the biggest smashes on the world’s chart last year.

The rest of the Top10: Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors and Bebe Rexha’s “Home” dips 3-4, Bruno Mars & Cardi B’s “Finesse” slips 4-5, “Whatever It Takes” by Imagine Dragons recovers 7-6, “Out Of The Darkness” by My Indigo is down 5-7, followed by Sigrid’s “Strangers” (6-8) and Anne-Marie’s “Then” (8-9).

Apart from the usual ups & downs and the already mentioned new and re-entries there’s not too much going on this week. It’s no surprise to see Lindsey Stirling’s “Christmas C’mon” leaving the chart, but there’s one final Christmas single on the chart with her “Carol Of The Bells” holding on incredibly well (10-13) and even gets certified with Gold this week. It’s already her 16th chart entry with a certification out of 20 entries in total, including her collaborations. Liam Payne’s & Rita Ora’s “For You” has to leave the Top10 as well, but with a much bigger drop (9-20). Rita’s other charting single – “Anywhere” – has yet to leave the Top15 (11-14), despite charting for already 13 weeks. As expected, Katy Perry’s “Hey Hey Hey” can’t repeat the success of her last few singles and already tumbles down 18-30 in its fourth week, while with “My Sweet Mystery”, “Perfect”, “Praying”, “Galway Girl” and “Dead To Me”, some of last years biggest hits have to leave the chart this week.

Sam Smith’s “One Last Song” goes back to its peak as the biggest climber (16-12) while Justin Timberlake’s “Filthy” is the unexpected biggest loser this week (19-40).
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1 (1) Leaves’ Eyes – Across The Sea
Chart Run: *1*-1- / 2w

2 (2) Noah Cyrus feat. XXXTENTACION – Again (Alan Walker Remix) *P*
Chart Run: 3-*2*-4-6-8-11-10-11-8-7-10-11-9-14-7-2-2- / 17w

3 (NEW) Carrie Underwood feat. Ludacris – The Champion
Chart Run: *3*- / 1w

4 (3) Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors & Bebe Rexha – Home
Chart Run: 3-*1*-3-4- / 4w

5 (4) Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – Finesse
Chart Run: *4*-5- / 2w

6 (7) Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes
Chart Run: *4*-7-6- / 3w

7 (5) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) – Out Of The Darkness
Chart Run: *1*-2-2-5-7- / 5w

8 (6) Sigrid – Strangers
Chart Run: *5*-6-8- / 3w

9 (8) Anne-Marie – Then
Chart Run: 15-16-11-*8*-9- / 5w

10 (NEW) Taylor Swift feat. Ed Sheeran & Future – End Game
Chart Run: *10*- / 1w

11 (NEW) Troye Sivan – My My My!
Chart Run: *11*- / 1w

12 (16) Sam Smith – One Last Song
Chart Run: *12*-16-12- / 3w

13 (10) Lindsey Stirling – Carol Of The Bells *G*
Chart Run: *1*-2-2-1-3-10-13- / 7w

14 (11) Rita Ora – Anywhere *P*
Chart Run: 5-6-*2*-4-3-4-8-9-12-12-6-11-14- / 13w

15 (RE) Camila Cabello – Never Be The Same
Chart Run: 25-Out-RE *15*- / 2w

16 (15) P!nk – Beautiful Trauma
Chart Run: *13*-15-16- / 3w

17 (12) Vanessa Mai – Regenbogen
Chart Run: 12-*7*-8-13-10-12-17- / 7w

18 (13) Bebe Rexha – I Got You *P*
Chart Run: 15-2-*1*-5-9-10-6-5-12-14-25-34-Out-RE 32-21-13-18- / 16w

19 (14) Eminem feat. Ed Sheeran – River
Chart Run: *8*-14-19- / 3w

20 (9) Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You
Chart Run: *9*-20- / 2w

21 (NEW) Meghan Patrick – Country Music Made Me Do It
Chart Run: *21*- / 1w

22 (RE) Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug – Havana
Chart Run: 30-39-Out-RE *22*- / 3w

23 (17) Inna – Nirvana
Chart Run: *2*-4-5-8-14-17-23- / 7w

24 (NEW) Dua Lipa – IDGAF
Chart Run: *24*- / 1w

25 (24) Rachel Platten – Perfect For You *G*
Chart Run: *3*-4-7-10-15-12-14-10-16-22-29-31-22-24-25- / 15w

26 (23) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) – My Indigo *G*
Chart Run: *2*-4-5-7-10-11-10-16-23-26- / 10w

27 (22) Paloma Faith – Guilty
Chart Run: 33-19-*17*-17-19-22-27- / 7w

28 (21) Clean Bandit feat. Julia Michaels – I Miss You *G*
Chart Run: 13-11-7-7-*6*-6-8-16-19-18-21-28- / 12w

29 (20) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – The Ghost And The Reaper *G*
Chart Run: *1*-1-1-4-6-7-11-15-20-29- / 10w

30 (18) Katy Perry – Hey Hey Hey
Chart Run: *5*-9-18-30- / 4w

31 (26) Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson – Symphony *P*
Chart Run: *1*-1-1-1-5-10-22-37-Out-RE 18-16-11-12-11-12-16-23-26-31-32-29-21-22-1-5-16-23-28-37-35-34-25-26-31- / 33w

32 (29) Sam Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes
Chart Run: *9*-18-40-15-18-21-26-Out-RE 16-23-28-34-38-33-39-Out-RE 29-32- / 16w

33 (28) Marina Kaye – Something
Chart Run: 2-*1*-4-6-8-6-8-11-13-19-22-23-28-33- / 14w

34 (32) Rachel Platten – Broken Glass *G*
Chart Run: 8-*3*-7-5-9-8-13-17-25-33-36-34-27-35-33-40-Out-RE 32-34- / 18w

35 (38) Halsey – Bad At Love
Chart Run: *8*-12-19-37-Out-RE 34-29-18-19-21-22-25-32-38-35- / 14w

36 (27) Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
Chart Run: *14*-21-25-24-27-31-32-Out-RE 34-27-36- / 10w

37 (34) Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso feat. Floriga Georgia Line & watt – Let Me Go
Chart Run: 14-6-*4*-4-9-16-27-Out-RE 31-34-37- / 10w

38 (25) Cardi B feat. 21 Savage – Bartier Cardi
Chart Run: *20*-27-25-38- / 4w

39 (33) Kerli – Spirit Animal *2xP*
Chart Run: *1*-1-1-4-4-4-5-10-11-7-4-2-3-8-11-5-6-10-9-18-20-27-31-28-33-33-Out-RE 32-29-26-33-39- / 31w

40 (19) Justin Timberlake – Filthy
Chart Run: *19*-40- / 2w


Out of Top40
Out (30) Lindsey Stirling feat. Becky G – Christmas C’mon *G* (8w)
Out (31) Selena Gomez & Marshmello – Wolves *G* (11w)
Out (35) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – My Sweet Mystery *P* (16w)
Out (36) Ed Sheeran – Perfect *G* (12w)
Out (37) Kesha – Praying *P* (27w)
Out (39) Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl *G* (14w)
Out (40) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – Dead To Me *G* (12w)


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    Album Top20
It’s a very unsual week for January, as there are quite a few changes on the Album Top20, with three new arrivals and three re-entries on the charts this week. What’s even more impressive is that all these new arrivals made the Top3.

The highest of these new entries is “Sign Of The Dragonhead”, the seventh studio album by symphonic metal band Leaves’ Eyes. A week following the top debut of their song “Across The Sea” on the Singles Top40, they’re doing the same on the album charts now, with “Sign Of The Dragonhead” also being their very first notation on the album charts ever. They’re followed by former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello, who debuts at #2 with her first solo album “Camila”. That’s a surprisingly high debut, as none of the albums singles performed that well on the singles charts so far, and yet the album still got a higher peak than all of Fifth Harmony’s releases to date. The third and final new entry belongs to Canadian country singer Meghan Patrick, who released her second album “Country Music Made Me Do It” a week ago and gets her very first notation with it at #3.

The three re-entries are two big releases from last year and a little evergreen. One of them made the Top10, and that’s “Lust For Life” by Lana Del Rey, which makes a rather unexpected comeback at #10. The other big release from last year is “Evolve” by Imagine Dragons, which is back at #17, while the little evergreen is Carrie Underwood’s “Storyteller”, which returns to #11.

The rest of the Top10: The Soundtrack for “Bright” drops 1-4, followed by a stable “Waves” by Rachel Platten (5-5), “hopeless fountain kingdom” by Halsey (3-6), “Nirvana” by Inna (2-7), “All Your Fault, Pt. 1” by Bebe Rexha (4-8) and The Dark Element’s self-titled album (6-9). Inna’s “Nirvana” goes Gold this week, giving her the fifth consecutive album with a certification.

Pentatonix’ “A Pentatonix Christmas” completely leaves the Top20 with Lindsey Stirling’s “Warmer In The Winter” dropping 10-19, which means the Christmas period is definitely over now. Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” (9-12), “Revival” by Eminem (8-13) and “All Your Fault, Pt. 2” by Bebe Rexha (7-14) all have to leave the upper half as well.
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1 (NEW) Leaves’ Eyes – Sign Of The Dragonhead
Chart Run: *1*- / 1w

2 (NEW) Camila Cabello – Camila
Chart Run: *2*- / 1w

3 (NEW) Meghan Patrick – Country Music Made Me Do It
Chart Run: *3*- / 1w

4 (1) Soundtrack – Bright: The Album
Chart Run: *1*-1-4- / 3w

5 (5) Rachel Platten – Waves *G*
Chart Run: *1*-2-4-4-5-7-8-11-12-8-5-5- / 12w

6 (3) Halsey – hopeless fountain kingdom *2xP*
Chart Run: *1*-1-2-1-1-1-1-2-2-3-4-3-5-7-8-9-11-16-18-16-11-14-16-12-9-8-6-6-9-10-7-3-6- / 33w

7 (2) Inna – Nirvana *G*
Chart Run: 2-*1*-4-2-2-7- / 6w

8 (4) Bebe Rexha – All Your Fault, Pt. 1 *G*
Chart Run: 9-6-7-11-14-15-17-16-19-Out-RE 11-*4*-8- / 12w

9 (6) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – The Dark Element *G*
Chart Run: *1*-1-1-2-3-5-9-5-6-9- / 10w

10 (RE) Lana Del Rey – Lust For Life *G*
Chart Run: *1*-1-2-3-4-7-9-10-13-16-20-15-10-12-16-Out-RE 10- / 16w

11 (RE) Carrie Underwood – Storyteller *2xP*
Chart Run: 2-*1*-2-7-9-20-17-14-16-18-16-20-Out-RE 16-13-11-5-2-3-2-1-2-3-6-12-15-14-Out-RE 13-11-8-12-7-8-14-14-18-17-16-11-12-18-15-Out-RE 16-18-11-14-19-15-16-Out-RE 18-19-Out-RE 11- / 51w

12 (9) Taylor Swift – Reputation *G*
Chart Run: *3*-7-3-4-5-8-13-9-9-12- / 10w

13 (8) Eminem – Revival
Chart Run: *3*-8-13- / 3w

14 (7) Bebe Rexha – All Your Fault, Pt. 2
Chart Run: *2*-5-9-11-14-16-Out-RE 16-7-14- / 9w

15 (11) Sam Smith – The Thrill Of It All
Chart Run: *3*-7-12-13-15-16-Out-RE 13-11-15- / 9w

16 (13) P!nk – Beautiful Trauma *G*
Chart Run: *2*-3-6-8-8-13-11-12-15-19-18-12-13-16- / 14w

17 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Evolve *G*
Chart Run: *2*-2-2-2-3-5-7-11-14-16-19-Out-RE 17- / 12w

18 (12) Eluveitie – Evocation II: Pantheon *P*
Chart Run: *1*-1-1-3-5-8-10-7-6-9-9-10-9-14-16-16-18-Out-RE 12-18- / 19w

19 (10) Lindsey Stirling – Warmer In The Winter *G*
Chart Run: *1*-3-7-10-16-10-1-1-2-1-4-10-19- / 13w

20 (16) Ed Sheeran – ÷ *P*
Chart Run: *1*-4-1-2-3-4-3-5-5-7-8-11-12-13-15-13-13-13-14-13-14-10-10-13-13-13-16-16-15-17-Out-RE 16-20- / 32w


Out of Top20
Out (14) Chris Stapleton – From A Room, Vol. 2 (4w)
Out (15) Pentatonix – A Pentatonix Christmas *G* (16w)
Out (17) Bruno Mars – 24K Magic *P* (16w)
Out (18) Evanescence – Synthesis *G* (9w)
Out (19) Katy Perry – Witness *G* (14w)
Out (20) Charli XCX – Pop 2 (4w)


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Postby Tansike » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:30 pm

New certifications

GOLD
Lindsey Stirling – Carol Of The Bells [single]

Inna – Nirvana [album]

(these certifications were already added to the charts above)

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Postby heppolo » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:30 pm

Good to see Leaves’ Eyes at the top once again 8-)
Meanwhile, Justin's dropping like a stone :lol:

P.S.I also forgot about this female-metal beauty from 2017.
Myrkur - Två Konungabarn - a piece of one of the finest metal records of 2017, a combination of dark folk and black metal with beautiful female vocals on top
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Postby phoenix98 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:00 pm

Tansike wrote:Yep! Ah yeah, one positive impact so far. Let's see if he'll play another Pokémon game. Hopefully the next Generation will be for Switch as well, this would give me a chance to get him into the 'usual' Pokémon games as well :cool: I know that Assassin's Creed exist but have no idea what it's about, but judging from pictures it may be similar to Skyrim. Ahhhh… sounds like a very good reason to watch him play the game!

Woah, awesome team! I never tried Palossand/Colossand out so far, how is it to play? Salazzle/Amfira seems very popular, I always hated it if an opponent had it in the team. I only read that there's that 'Rainbow Rocket' thing but don't know what it's about, but it sounds pretty cool. Guess I found a reason to pick it up again!
I'm sure you can figure out some ways to make sure he enjoys playing the Pokémon Switch game ;) ;) ;) I don't know TOO much about the Assassin's Creed series either, but they seem to involve time travel/embodying your ancestors, and the most recent one sends you to ancient Egypt (aka ample opportunities for shirtlessness...)

I was a little disappointed by Palossand/Colossand, since the design/concept is so cool - but the fact that it's so slow and has a handful of pretty common weaknesses made it harder to use as often as I would've liked. It also doesn't help that it doesn't evolve until Lv. 42 :( Hopefully this isn't TOO much of a spoiler (and just gives you more reasons to get back into the game), but a big part of the Rainbow Rocket arc is battling the previous evil team leaders - and since it's during the post-game, their teams are pretty high-level and even include Legendary and Mega-Evolved Pokémon, which was fun to see outside of the Battle Tree!

Tansike wrote:Yep, but it wasn't that bad, it was actually quite funny with singing and doing stuff. He's not really religious or spiritual, no.
Ha, well, at least there was some good music involved... :lol:

Tansike wrote:That's cool! It's interesting how the US is embracing K-Pop (or J-Pop to a lesser extent) more than Europe does. That genre is still very unknown over here, I'm only getting into a few stuff due to UKMix.
Yeah, some K-Pop labels/teams must've really invested in US promo, because Billboard is constantly publishing articles about K-Pop acts on their website, even though K-Pop acts still rarely make the actual Billboard charts (I think there's only 1 K-Pop song on the Hot 100 right now?). K-Pop also has its own separate genre tab on the US iTunes Store (whereas J-Pop doesn't.)

Tansike wrote:YASSS :cool: Obviously very happy to read about "My Body" being one of your favorite ones as well. And "Tonight's Not The Only Night" is another one I'd call my fave. And despite the album having not a big impact on me, I'm slightly surprised by myself how well I recognize all the songs you mentioned… I guess I really should give "The Architect" another chance this year. Hopefully she'll pick a third single soon, that would be a cool way to get back into the whole thing.
You know how to pick 'em! I haven't looked into this too much, it seems that "Till I'm Done" might be the 3rd single, which is probably one of the best choices. The production is definitely among the most fun-n-funky on the whole album.

Tansike wrote:I'd love "Delicate" to get a video and become a single, though I'm not sure about that #1 spot on my chart. The later a song gets released, the harder it is for it to become a big(ger) hit on my charts as I already played it quite a lot. It'll depend on the competition… as for "End Game", it will finally appear on my chart this week, though not as high as initially expected. The video is very underwhelming… what do you think about it?
Ha, well, I haven't actually watched it yet :lol: Partially because I keep reading about how underwhelming it is, but also because the RFI vid was such a non-event...

Tansike wrote:I"Greedy" is the best remaining track on "Dangerous Woman", so that would have been another brilliant choice too!
Preach 8-) I mean, I do love "Moonlight" even more, but I recognize that it just doesn't have the same hit potential as "Greedy." If "Let Me Love You" hadn't already been a promo single/had a video released earlier, I think it would've been a solid choice for the fourth proper single too.

Tansike wrote:Oh you're tracking discographies as well? :D
Yeah, it's not quite as nice or as thorough as yours, but it's organized by artist and includes the date each song debuted, the peaks, and how many weeks they lasted in total.

Tansike wrote:It does, though time will tell if it will show the same longevity as other songs did. Which ones do you not recognize? I guess "Warriors" would be one of them? That one was quite underrated on my charts, as it would be my favorite song by them if I would have to name one (or maybe second, behind "Radioactive"). There was a The Voice Of Germany contestant who I loved (and who won in the end), and she also performed "Warriors", which is one of my most favorite performances ever :oops:
Yeah, I don't think I've heard "Gold", "Warriors", or "Roots" before - which kind of makes sense, since it looks like those all came from Smoke + Mirrors, and I didn't pay much attention to that era ("I Bet My Life" never clicked with me, and none of the singles became big Hot 100 hits, so that whole era was pretty easy to forget/ignore.) :lol:

Tansike wrote:It did! But to be fair, the release date for the album and the single were just spot on. So it already charted well due to its own release, and shortly after the album came out which was why it kept on being high up the charts, while "Broken Glass" only got a boost through its own release at the beginning, fell down a bit and then when the album came out it came back, but not that high because I already played it much more.
Makes sense. So exact chart performance aside, would you still say that PFY is your favorite from Waves? Or even your favorite from her EVER...?

Tansike wrote:Amazing news! And I agree… I haven't heard that track yet but I'll check it out soon. I really hope she finally released a full-length album this year, it's about time!
Yes, PLZ. There was an article on Billboard.com that kept mentioning her "sophomore/next album", and I'm like "Excuse you? You mean FIRST/debut album? Because that 4-5 track HAIZ EP does NOT count as her first album..." :lol:

Tansike wrote:That's a perfect description! There are really some 'celtic' or folk influences on this and I love that! Similar to what Eluveitie did last year. Also a good comparison, Tarja really has a quite similar voice, even for me. But I have to say that the singer of Leaves' Eyes doesn't have the strength in her voice and sounds slightly 'new', like not as much trained as Tarja.
AKA Tarja should be her mentor?

Tansike wrote:Sure, here's Bruno Mars' discography. His second era was huge as you can see. Wait, where was "Chunky" a 'kinda-sorta-proper single'? :o I would love a full proper push for that one, as it's one of my faves on the album. Anyways, really happy to hear you enjoy the new version of "Finesse". The video is sooo cool and the song sounds like it's straight out the 90s. Glad to hear you added the whole album to your library :wink:
:o :o :o That longevity for "Locked Out Of Heaven"! The 24K Magic era is actually looking pretty unimpressive even compared to the Doo-Wops era (no No. 1's OR any songs lasting 10+ weeks yet...)

So this article from Billboard.com refers to "Finesse" as the album's fifth single, and mentions how how "The track follows "24K Magic," "That's What I Like," "Versace On the Floor," and "Chunky". Then this other article did the same thing: "24K Magic, Mars' third album, is now 14 months old; with two pop smashes to its credit: "That's What I Like" and the title track. But its two most recent singles, "Versace on the Floor" and "Chunky," haven't fared as well, the former grazing the top 40 and the latter missing the Hot 100 altogether." I guess "Chunky" must've been officially sent to at least one radio format here in the US for Billboard to mention it like that...?

Tansike wrote:1 (1) Leaves' Eyes - Across The Sea
3 (NEW) Carrie Underwood feat. Ludacris - The Champion
4 (3) Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors & Bebe Rexha - Home
5 (4) Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B - Finesse
6 (7) Imagine Dragons - Whatever It Takes
7 (5) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) - Out Of The Darkness
8 (6) Sigrid - Strangers
10 (NEW) Taylor Swift feat. Ed Sheeran & Future - End Game
11 (NEW) Troye Sivan - My My My!
13 (10) Lindsey Stirling - Carol Of The Bells *G*
14 (11) Rita Ora - Anywhere *P*
15 (RE) Camila Cabello - Never Be The Same
16 (15) P!nk - Beautiful Trauma
18 (13) Bebe Rexha - I Got You *P*
19 (14) Eminem feat. Ed Sheeran - River
20 (9) Liam Payne & Rita Ora - For You
22 (RE) Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug - Havana
24 (NEW) Dua Lipa - IDGAF
25 (24) Rachel Platten - Perfect For You *G*
27 (22) Paloma Faith - Guilty
28 (21) Clean Bandit feat. Julia Michaels - I Miss You *G*
30 (18) Katy Perry - Hey Hey Hey
31 (26) Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson - Symphony *P*
32 (29) Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes
33 (28) Marina Kaye - Something
34 (32) Rachel Platten - Broken Glass *G*
35 (38) Halsey - Bad At Love
36 (27) Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line - Meant To Be
37 (34) Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso feat. Floriga Georgia Line & watt - Let Me Go
39 (33) Kerli - Spirit Animal *2xP*
o Props to Carrie for delivering such an unexpected collaboration, but the song itself isn't doing a whole lot for me. I know this is a little petty/trivial, but I have a hard time separating it from American football/the Super Bowl, which just doesn't interest me :lol: Especially with lines like "I did it for the love of the game" and "all you people watching on the TV, you go ahead and put your bets on me" that are really sports-specific (instead of making it a more general/universal empowerment anthem.) I get that it was made to be the Super Bowl anthem, so she certainly did her job - it just makes the song resonate with me less.
o I'm glad that "End Game" managed to sneak into your Top 10 (even with an underwhelming video) - but it looks like it blocked poor Troye in the process! :oops:
o Woah, "Never Be The Same" instantly out-peaks "Havana" (which earns a new peak itself, but still outside your Top 20) :o Although I'll still be shocked if it winds up being nearly as big on official charts, NBTS has really grown on me, and I've been pleasantly surprised with her album. "In The Dark" has been the clear standout, but I'm also pretty hooked on "All These Years" and "Inside Out." I'd love to hear more about your faves!
o I was definitely surprised to see that Dua went with such a high-concept video for "IDGAF" to follow-up her international breakthrough smash. I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing to make videos that are more thought-provoking or involve more obscure references, but it does strike me as a surprisingly risky move at such a crucial time for her. The "New Rules" video offered something different and was REALLY well-done, without requiring people to do any outside research just to understand what's happening/what she's trying to convey...

Yet another smooth-sailing chart, Tansike! :D
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Postby SummerPeur » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:02 pm

3 (NEW) Carrie Underwood feat. Ludacris – The Champion
Chart Run: *3*- / 1w

11 (NEW) Troye Sivan – My My My!
Chart Run: *11*- / 1w
I'll need to check out Carrie's new song! I had no idea she had put out a new single. #3 debut it quite good!

Ahhh Troye's new adventure. I was listening to the radio and they mentioned it's quite a departure from his previous work. However when I listened to it, I don't see that? Would you agree at all? I'm still sitting on the fence with it ATM.
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Postby Tansike » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:21 am

heppolo wrote:Good to see Leaves’ Eyes at the top once again 8-)
Meanwhile, Justin's dropping like a stone :lol:

P.S.I also forgot about this female-metal beauty from 2017.
Myrkur - Två Konungabarn - a piece of one of the finest metal records of 2017, a combination of dark folk and black metal with beautiful female vocals on top
They're really slaying at the moment. Like 80% of the music i'm listening to is their album :lol:
That was expected. Never been a big fan of him and that song isn't that good after all.

Thanks! It's on my 'to-check-out' list... :oops: I hope i can check all the things out this weekend as i should have time. But my schedule is so messy lately so... we'll see.

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3 (NEW) Carrie Underwood feat. Ludacris – The Champion
Chart Run: *3*- / 1w

11 (NEW) Troye Sivan – My My My!
Chart Run: *11*- / 1w
I'll need to check out Carrie's new song! I had no idea she had put out a new single. #3 debut it quite good!

Ahhh Troye's new adventure. I was listening to the radio and they mentioned it's quite a departure from his previous work. However when I listened to it, I don't see that? Would you agree at all? I'm still sitting on the fence with it ATM.
It's not a single for an upcoming album, but a promo release for the upcoming Super Bowl. I really like it, though most of her previous singles were better.

I was thinking the same to be honest :lol: For me it sounds typical Troye :oops:
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Postby Tansike » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:22 am

phoenix98 wrote:I'm sure you can figure out some ways to make sure he enjoys playing the Pokémon Switch game ;) ;) ;) I don't know TOO much about the Assassin's Creed series either, but they seem to involve time travel/embodying your ancestors, and the most recent one sends you to ancient Egypt (aka ample opportunities for shirtlessness...)

I was a little disappointed by Palossand/Colossand, since the design/concept is so cool - but the fact that it's so slow and has a handful of pretty common weaknesses made it harder to use as often as I would've liked. It also doesn't help that it doesn't evolve until Lv. 42 :( Hopefully this isn't TOO much of a spoiler (and just gives you more reasons to get back into the game), but a big part of the Rainbow Rocket arc is battling the previous evil team leaders - and since it's during the post-game, their teams are pretty high-level and even include Legendary and Mega-Evolved Pokémon, which was fun to see outside of the Battle Tree!
Haha I think so too :wink:
Ah sounds kinda interesting and also like something my partner would play :lol: He’s currently stanning for ‘Horizon’ which looks very interesting! It’s only available for the PS4 though and not for Switch, otherwise I’d play it as well.

Interesting to know. To be honest, I never was a big fan of its design, but the concept behind it was interesting for sure. I get what you mean with evolving so late, i’m usually avoiding to add team members which evolve so late as it gets really tough to play with them by time (until they’re evolved, of course). Sounds VERY interesting and no, that’s not a spoiler for me and yes, you’re making me interested again :o Guess what? I still didn’t play again… but my Gameboy is always in my handpocket when I’m going to my partner, so the attempt was there :lol: :oops:

phoenix98 wrote:Yeah, some K-Pop labels/teams must've really invested in US promo, because Billboard is constantly publishing articles about K-Pop acts on their website, even though K-Pop acts still rarely make the actual Billboard charts (I think there's only 1 K-Pop song on the Hot 100 right now?). K-Pop also has its own separate genre tab on the US iTunes Store (whereas J-Pop doesn't.)
I don’t know how a K-Pop song is able to enter the Hot 100, but I guess streaming and even more airplay are still not that good for them. But the albums do even better iirc, at least they’re always charting very high on iTunes when they get released, so the promo definitely pays off. Ah interesting, I didn’t know about that! So that genre is really getting a better push than J-Pop…

phoenix98 wrote:You know how to pick 'em! I haven't looked into this too much, it seems that "Till I'm Done" might be the 3rd single, which is probably one of the best choices. The production is definitely among the most fun-n-funky on the whole album.
Oh I read about the release of “Till I’m Done” as well. It seems to be a fan favorite and I hope it does well for her, but personally I would have preferred another track as the third single. It’s sad how both “Crybaby” and “Guilty” underperformed in the UK… especially the latter, as it would have been cool to see that one being a hit around Christmas, plus it’s a ballad like “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” which is her biggest hit.

phoenix98 wrote:Ha, well, I haven't actually watched it yet :lol: Partially because I keep reading about how underwhelming it is, but also because the RFI vid was such a non-event...
You won’t miss much by not watching it :oops: It’s even weaker than the RFI video IMO.

phoenix98 wrote:Preach 8-) I mean, I do love "Moonlight" even more, but I recognize that it just doesn't have the same hit potential as "Greedy." If "Let Me Love You" hadn't already been a promo single/had a video released earlier, I think it would've been a solid choice for the fourth proper single too.
I forgot how huge “Moonlight” was on your charts, so yeah, no surprise to hear you would have loved a single treatment for this :) I always thought the Macy Gray collaboration would have been a cool track to release as well.

phoenix98 wrote:Yeah, it's not quite as nice or as thorough as yours, but it's organized by artist and includes the date each song debuted, the peaks, and how many weeks they lasted in total.
Oh great! :D Updating the Discographies is actually my favorite thing to do when it comes to my personal charts, as I’m always very interested to see how the artists are doing and something I get surprised by myself (despite making it all by myself :lol: ) – the latest case is Rachel, as shortly mentioned (when “Perfect For You” surpassed “Broken Glass”).

Tansike wrote:It does, though time will tell if it will show the same longevity as other songs did. Which ones do you not recognize? I guess "Warriors" would be one of them? That one was quite underrated on my charts, as it would be my favorite song by them if I would have to name one (or maybe second, behind "Radioactive"). There was a The Voice Of Germany contestant who I loved (and who won in the end), and she also performed "Warriors", which is one of my most favorite performances ever :oops:
Yeah, I don't think I've heard "Gold", "Warriors", or "Roots" before - which kind of makes sense, since it looks like those all came from Smoke + Mirrors, and I didn't pay much attention to that era ("I Bet My Life" never clicked with me, and none of the singles became big Hot 100 hits, so that whole era was pretty easy to forget/ignore.) :lol: [/quote]

phoenix98 wrote:Makes sense. So exact chart performance aside, would you still say that PFY is your favorite from Waves? Or even your favorite from her EVER...?
Good question, as I’m not sure at all! :oops: It’s a similar case with Taylor Swift’s LWYMMD and “Ready For It?” – it depends on the mood. Sometimes I prefer “Perfect For You” to “Broken Glass”, and sometimes it’s the other way round. But these two are definitely her best singles to date. When it comes to tracks overall, it also depends on my mood. “Lone Ranger” and “Congratulations” from “Wildfire” are still awesome, plus I also LOVE “Collide” off “Waves”, so these would be my personal Top5 from Rachel but in no exact running order. Speaking of “Collide”, I really, really hope that would be the next single, if there’s one. But knowing her, I guess there won’t be another single and if there’ll be one, it will be another track (just like she went with the disappointing “Better Place” from “Wildfire”…).
What would be your favorite song(s) from her to date?

phoenix98 wrote:Yes, PLZ. There was an article on Billboard.com that kept mentioning her "sophomore/next album", and I'm like "Excuse you? You mean FIRST/debut album? Because that 4-5 track HAIZ EP does NOT count as her first album..." :lol:
Funny you’re mentioning that as I was just seeing something about that on Facebook today. I guess she really sees “Haiz” as her debut album, similar case with Selena speaking about her second album when it comes to her upcoming release :lol: Do you know if that new song is an actual single or just an album track for the Fifth Shades movie?

phoenix98 wrote:AKA Tarja should be her mentor?
Oh yeah!
Little stan note: Tarja is actually a mentor on The Voice Of Finland :cool:

phoenix98 wrote: :o :o :o That longevity for "Locked Out Of Heaven"! The 24K Magic era is actually looking pretty unimpressive even compared to the Doo-Wops era (no No. 1's OR any songs lasting 10+ weeks yet...)

So this article from Billboard.com refers to "Finesse" as the album's fifth single, and mentions how how "The track follows "24K Magic," "That's What I Like," "Versace On the Floor," and "Chunky". Then this other article did the same thing: "24K Magic, Mars' third album, is now 14 months old; with two pop smashes to its credit: "That's What I Like" and the title track. But its two most recent singles, "Versace on the Floor" and "Chunky," haven't fared as well, the former grazing the top 40 and the latter missing the Hot 100 altogether." I guess "Chunky" must've been officially sent to at least one radio format here in the US for Billboard to mention it like that...?
LOOH was a beast and I never got tired of it. It left the charts after 26 weeks but the concert effect was huge enough to get it back into the Top10 and made it stay on the charts for another 27 weeks. Will be tough for him to beat this with another single. Yes, the current era is really underperforming so far, all four singles have less than half of the points compared to the “Doo-Wops” singles, but “Finesse” may turn things around now.

Just checked Wikipedia and they say “Chunky” was sent to Australian radios last November, no words about the US. So I guess it’s counted as a single there? I’m confused, as I would have loved a single release for this (my favorite song alongside “Perm” on the album).

phoenix98 wrote:o Props to Carrie for delivering such an unexpected collaboration, but the song itself isn't doing a whole lot for me. I know this is a little petty/trivial, but I have a hard time separating it from American football/the Super Bowl, which just doesn't interest me :lol: Especially with lines like "I did it for the love of the game" and "all you people watching on the TV, you go ahead and put your bets on me" that are really sports-specific (instead of making it a more general/universal empowerment anthem.) I get that it was made to be the Super Bowl anthem, so she certainly did her job - it just makes the song resonate with me less.
o I'm glad that "End Game" managed to sneak into your Top 10 (even with an underwhelming video) - but it looks like it blocked poor Troye in the process! :oops:
o Woah, "Never Be The Same" instantly out-peaks "Havana" (which earns a new peak itself, but still outside your Top 20) :o Although I'll still be shocked if it winds up being nearly as big on official charts, NBTS has really grown on me, and I've been pleasantly surprised with her album. "In The Dark" has been the clear standout, but I'm also pretty hooked on "All These Years" and "Inside Out." I'd love to hear more about your faves!
o I was definitely surprised to see that Dua went with such a high-concept video for "IDGAF" to follow-up her international breakthrough smash. I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing to make videos that are more thought-provoking or involve more obscure references, but it does strike me as a surprisingly risky move at such a crucial time for her. The "New Rules" video offered something different and was REALLY well-done, without requiring people to do any outside research just to understand what's happening/what she's trying to convey...

Yet another smooth-sailing chart, Tansike! :D
Since I’m not American, I’m absolutely not interested in the Super Bowl, so that’s probably why I don’t really see that connection of “The Champion”. I think it’s a great song and she’s delivering them vocals, plus the unexpected featuring is so much better than I expected. It’s obviously not as great as some of her ‘normal’ singles though, and I really hope she’ll kick off her next era soon as I’m really looking forward to new proper music from her!

True… but “End Game” is a song by Taylor and features Ed, two big hitmakers, while “My My My!” immediately became Troye’s highest peaking entry ever, so Troye still has a reason to celebrate while “End Game” did quite poorly after all… and it’s likely to see it falling out of the Top10 this week & I don’t see it coming back :oops:

“Never Be The Same” benefits more as it’s still fresh, while that’s not the case for “Havana”. Anyways, the peak or whole chartrun of “Havana” is definitely a huge shock and it should have done better last year. I’m really liking the album and NBTS also grew on me, and maybe, just maybe, she’ll have two entries in the Top20 next week :wink:
When it comes to album tracks, “She Loves Control” would be my favorite, “Real Friends” is really good, too. But to be fair all of them are really solid and I’m positively surprised by “Camila”.

So… do you like the video for “IDGAF”? I think it’s very well done and it has a similar artistic feel to it like the one for “New Rules”, so I thought it was very fitting as the follow-up. I love how she’s investing into videos, something which didn’t happen too often with pop girls lately.

Thanks a lot :D
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Postby Tansike » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:25 am

thanks so much for all comments

week 04/2018 – 25 january 2018 Dancing Across The Fire

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    Singles Top40
New songs keep on being released this year and so it happens that there are another seven debuts in the Top40 this week, with another two songs making a re-entry. And while all of this brought some changes again, there still was absolutely no competition for “Across The Sea” by Leaves’ Eyes, which easily spends a third consecutive week atop the Singles Top40. It got played over 30 times last week, bringing its current total to around 160 plays, which is nearly three times as much as the second most played song of the year so far.

Leaves’ Eyes’ biggest competition were two new entries. Australian music legend Kylie Minogue has released a new single called “Dancing”, which serves as the lead track to her upcoming album “Golden”. The song enters the charts at #2, making it her third Top3 entry following “In My Arms” (#3, 2008) and “Higher” with Taio Cruz (#1, 2011), and her first entry since “I Was Gonna Cancel” debuted and peaked at #9 in 2014. The other debut is “Feuer”, the new single by German pagan-folk band Faun, which arrives at #3. It’s only their second chart entry so far, but “Federkleid” was a really big hit in 2016 with peaking at #2 and spending 13 weeks on the charts in total.

Apart from these two high debuts, all other five entries missed to appear in the Top20, so they’re all new in the lower half. The Chainsmokers already collected several chart entries, though only “Don’t Let Me Down” was a real hit, peaking at #3 in 2016 and being certified with Platinum. The electronic duo is back now with the new single “Sick Boy”, which becomes their seventh chart notation at #22. It’s a similar case for Canadian rapper Drake, who already has a few entries, but only one real hit and that was “What’s My Name” alongside Rihanna in 2010. His newest single “God’s Plan” came out of the blue and makes its entry at #26. Two spots lower is “Rolling Stone”, which marks the very first notation ever for French music legend Mylene Farmer. Only a few days following their first single releases, Troye Sivan and Justin Timberlake already released follow-ups, but both are rather flopping with Troye’s “The Good Boy” making it to #35 and Justin’s “Supplies” barely getting into the Top40 at #40.

As mentioned, there are also two re-entries. First Aid Kit make a stellar return to #11 for “It’s A Shame”, as the track got a huge boost through the album release of “Ruins”. The other comeback goes to The Dark Element, as their “My Sweet Mystery” is back at #37.

The rest of the best: Noah Cyrus’ “Again” dips 2-4, followed by Carrie Underwood’s “The Champion” (3-5), Bruno Mars’ “Finesse” (5-6), Machine Gun Kelly & Co.’s “Home” (4-7), My Indigo’s “Out Of The Darkness” (7-8), Imagine Dragons’ “Whatever It Takes” (6-9) and Sigrid’s “Stranger” (8-10).

Camila Cabello’s release of her solo debut album “Camila” already pushed the two singles “Never Be The Same” and “Havana” back to the charts a week ago, and both are rising even further now, with “Never Be The Same” climbing 15-12 and “Havana” going up 22-15. These are new peaks for both entries. Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF” also sees an increase, as it jumps 24-14. “Then” by Anne-Marie (9-13) and “End Game” by Taylor Swift (10-17) both leave the Top10.

“Havana” by Camila is the biggest climber while Paloma Faith tumbles down 27-38 with “Guilty” as the biggest loser this week.
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1 (1) Leaves’ Eyes – Across The Sea
Chart Run: *1*-1-1- / 3w

2 (NEW) Kylie – Dancing
Chart Run: *2*- / 1w

3 (NEW) Faun – Feuer
Chart Run: *3*- / 1w

4 (2) Noah Cyrus feat. XXXTENTACION – Again (Alan Walker Remix) *P*
Chart Run: 3-*2*-4-6-8-11-10-11-8-7-10-11-9-14-7-2-2-4- / 18w

5 (3) Carrie Underwood feat. Ludacris – The Champion
Chart Run: *3*-5- / 2w

6 (5) Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – Finesse
Chart Run: *4*-5-6- / 3w

7 (4) Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors & Bebe Rexha – Home
Chart Run: 3-*1*-3-4-7- / 5w

8 (7) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) – Out Of The Darkness
Chart Run: *1*-2-2-5-7-8- / 6w

9 (6) Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes
Chart Run: *4*-7-6-9- / 4w

10 (8) Sigrid – Strangers
Chart Run: *5*-6-8-10- / 4w

11 (RE) First Aid Kit – It’s A Shame
Chart Run: 26-Out-RE *11*- / 2w

12 (15) Camila Cabello – Never Be The Same
Chart Run: 25-Out-RE 15-*12*- / 3w

13 (9) Anne-Marie – Then
Chart Run: 15-16-11-*8*-9-13- / 6w

14 (24) Dua Lipa – IDGAF
Chart Run: 24-*14*- / 2w

15 (22) Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug – Havana
Chart Run: 30-39-Out-RE 22-*15*- / 4w

16 (11) Troye Sivan – My My My!
Chart Run: *11*-16- / 2w

17 (10) Taylor Swift feat. Ed Sheeran & Future – End Game
Chart Run: *10*-17- / 2w

18 (14) Rita Ora – Anywhere *P*
Chart Run: 5-6-*2*-4-3-4-8-9-12-12-6-11-14-18- / 14w

19 (12) Sam Smith – One Last Song
Chart Run: *12*-16-12-19- / 4w

20 (21) Meghan Patrick – Country Music Made Me Do It
Chart Run: 21-*20*- / 1w

21 (13) Lindsey Stirling – Carol Of The Bells *G*
Chart Run: *1*-2-2-1-3-10-13-21- / 8w

22 (NEW) The Chainsmokers – Sick Boy
Chart Run: *22*- / 1w

23 (16) P!nk – Beautiful Trauma
Chart Run: *13*-15-16-23- / 4w

24 (19) Eminem feat. Ed Sheeran – River
Chart Run: *8*-14-19-24- / 4w

25 (17) Vanessa Mai – Regenbogen
Chart Run: 12-*7*-8-13-10-12-17-25- / 8w

26 (NEW) Drake – God’s Plan
Chart Run: *26*- / 1w

27 (18) Bebe Rexha – I Got You *P*
Chart Run: 15-2-*1*-5-9-10-6-5-12-14-25-34-Out-RE 32-21-13-18-27- / 17w

28 (NEW) Mylene Farmer – Rolling Stone
Chart Run: *28*- / 1w

29 (20) Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You
Chart Run: *9*-20-29- / 3w

30 (23) Inna – Nirvana
Chart Run: *2*-4-5-8-14-17-23-30- / 8w

31 (25) Rachel Platten – Perfect For You *G*
Chart Run: *3*-4-7-10-15-12-14-10-16-22-29-31-22-24-25-31- / 16w

32 (29) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – The Ghost And The Reaper *G*
Chart Run: *1*-1-1-4-6-7-11-15-20-29-32- / 11w

33 (26) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) – My Indigo *G*
Chart Run: *2*-4-5-7-10-11-10-16-23-26-33- / 11w

34 (33) Marina Kaye – Something *G*
Chart Run: 2-*1*-4-6-8-6-8-11-13-19-22-23-28-33-34- / 15w

35 (NEW) Troye Sivan – The Good Side
Chart Run: *35*- / 1w

36 (28) Clean Bandit feat. Julia Michaels – I Miss You *G*
Chart Run: 13-11-7-7-*6*-6-8-16-19-18-21-28-36- / 13w

37 (RE) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – My Sweet Mystery *P*
Chart Run: *1*-1-2-3-4-9-12-9-10-12-20-23-21-24-28-35-Out-RE 37- / 17w

38 (27) Paloma Faith – Guilty
Chart Run: 33-19-*17*-17-19-22-27-38- / 8w

39 (31) Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson – Symphony *P*
Chart Run: *1*-1-1-1-5-10-22-37-Out-RE 18-16-11-12-11-12-16-23-26-31-32-29-21-22-1-5-16-23-28-37-35-34-25-26-31-39- / 34w

40 (NEW) Justin Timberlake – Supplies
Chart Run: *40*- / 1w


Out of Top40
Out (30) Katy Perry – Hey Hey Hey (4w)
Out (32) Sam Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes (16w)
Out (34) Rachel Platten – Broken Glass *G* (18w)
Out (35) Halsey – Bad At Love (14w)
Out (36) Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be (10w)
Out (37) Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso feat. Floriga Georgia Line & watt – Let Me Go (10w)
Out (38) Cardi B feat. 21 Savage – Bartier Cardi (4w)
Out (39) Kerli – Spirit Animal *2xP* (31w)
Out (40) Justin Timberlake – Filthy (2w)


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    Album Top20
Another two new and two re-entries brought some changes to the Album Top20, but Leaves’ Eyes still left the competition far behind, as they easily top the album charts for a second week with “Sign Of The Dragonhead”. The album gathered over 200 plays last week, bringing the total to nearly 600 – well over three times as much as the second most played album of the year so far!

The higher of the two new entries is “Ruins” at #2, the fourth album by Swedish folk-sisters First Aid Kit. The duo wrote history back in mid 2015 with “Stay Gold”, as the album debuted and peaked atop the album charts as the very first album to do so solely based on streams. Prior that, it was usual to see only albums topping the charts that I also own physically, however, with the start of Apple Music, this statistic has changed drastically. From the current Top20, only three albums are in my physical collection, so a whopping 85% of the current charting albums are there solely based on streams through Apple Music. Prior 2015, it was even usual to see weeks with an impressive 100% ratio of owning a physical copy of charting albums.

The second new arrival is “M A N I A” at #6, the seventh album by American rock-pop band Fall Out Boy. It’s their very first notation ever on my charts, and they have yet to get an entry on the Singles Top40.

Camila Cabello’s “Camila” (2-3) and Meghan Patrick’s “Country Music Made Me Do It” (3-5) are holding on quite well after their entries a week ago, with Rachel Platten’s “Waves” being between them (5-4). While it’s usual to see some discoveries having more success than usual during this quiet time of the year, it’s also usual to see some older releases having a second life, and Rachel’s “Waves” definitely belongs to that group. The Dark Element’s self-titled album (9-7), Halsey’s “hopeless fountain kingdom” (6-8), the “Bright” Soundtrack (4-9) and Inna’s “Nirvana” (7-10) make the Top10 complete.

As shortly mentioned, there are two re-entries in the Top20, both of them in the lower half. Lady GaGa returns to #11 with “Joanne”. She will play her Swiss concert in two and a half weeks, so it’s expected to see her slaying the charts very soon. The other little comeback goes to First Aid Kit, as their “Stay Gold” is back at #17.

“Lust For Life” by Lana Del Rey (10-14) and “All Your Fault, Pt. 1” by Bebe Rexha (8-15) leave the Top10.
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1 (1) Leaves’ Eyes – Sign Of The Dragonhead
Chart Run: *1*-1- / 2w

2 (NEW) First Aid Kit – Ruins
Chart Run: *2*- / 1w

3 (2) Camila Cabello – Camila
Chart Run: *2*-3- / 2w

4 (5) Rachel Platten – Waves *G*
Chart Run: *1*-2-4-4-5-7-8-11-12-8-5-5-4- / 13w

5 (3) Meghan Patrick – Country Music Made Me Do It
Chart Run: *3*-5- / 2w

6 (NEW) Fall Out Boy – M A N I A
Chart Run: *6*- / 1w

7 (9) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – The Dark Element *G*
Chart Run: *1*-1-1-2-3-5-9-5-6-9-7- / 11w

8 (6) Halsey – hopeless fountain kingdom *2xP*
Chart Run: *1*-1-2-1-1-1-1-2-2-3-4-3-5-7-8-9-11-16-18-16-11-14-16-12-9-8-6-6-9-10-7-3-6-8- / 34w

9 (4) Soundtrack – Bright: The Album
Chart Run: *1*-1-4-9- / 4w

10 (7) Inna – Nirvana *G*
Chart Run: 2-*1*-4-2-2-7-10- / 7w

11 (RE) Lady GaGa – Joanne *P*
Chart Run: *1*-1-1-1-3-5-4-6-5-8-11-7-9-11-10-6-1-1-4-8-9-12-16-19-Out-RE 17-18-14-15-20-Out-RE 15-9-11-14-18-Out-RE 11- / 34w

12 (17) Imagine Dragons – Evolve *G*
Chart Run: *2*-2-2-2-3-5-7-11-14-16-19-Out-RE 17-12- / 13w

13 (11) Carrie Underwood – Storyteller *2xP*
Chart Run: 2-*1*-2-7-9-20-17-14-16-18-16-20-Out-RE 16-13-11-5-2-3-2-1-2-3-6-12-15-14-Out-RE 13-11-8-12-7-8-14-14-18-17-16-11-12-18-15-Out-RE 16-18-11-14-19-15-16-Out-RE 18-19-Out-RE 11-13- / 52w

14 (10) Lana Del Rey – Lust For Life *G*
Chart Run: *1*-1-2-3-4-7-9-10-13-16-20-15-10-12-16-Out-RE 10-14- / 17w

15 (8) Bebe Rexha – All Your Fault, Pt. 1 *G*
Chart Run: 9-6-7-11-14-15-17-16-19-Out-RE 11-*4*-8-15- / 13w

16 (16) P!nk – Beautiful Trauma *G*
Chart Run: *2*-3-6-8-8-13-11-12-15-19-18-12-13-16-16- / 15w

17 (RE) First Aid Kit – Stay Gold *G*
Chart Run: *1*-1-1-2-4-7-12-15-20-Out-RE 17- / 10w

18 (12) Taylor Swift – Reputation *G*
Chart Run: *3*-7-3-4-5-8-13-9-9-12-18- / 11w

19 (13) Eminem – Revival
Chart Run: *3*-8-13-19- / 4w

20 (15) Sam Smith – The Thrill Of It All
Chart Run: *3*-7-12-13-15-16-Out-RE 13-11-15-20- / 10w


Out of Top20
Out (14) Bebe Rexha – All Your Fault, Pt. 2 (9w)
Out (18) Eluveitie – Evocation II: Pantheon *P* (19w)
Out (19) Lindsey Stirling – Warmer In The Winter *G* (13w)
Out (20) Ed Sheeran – ÷ *P* (32w)


(sorry for eventual mistakes!)
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Postby Tansike » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:26 am

New certifications

no new certifications this week

(these certifications were already added to the charts above)

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Postby heppolo » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:46 am

2 (NEW) Kylie – Dancing
Chart Run: *2*- / 1w

That means you really enjoyed new Kylie song.

28 (NEW) Mylene Farmer – Rolling Stone
Chart Run: *28*- / 1w

Mylene always delivers stunning production, it's her trademark. The song's very tight, almost pulsating.
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Postby Biebz » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:50 am

Nice debut for First Aid Kit. I didn't like the album as much as their previous album but it's still a great effort. I particularly like Fireworks.

Also, WTF at Havana. I had no idea the song performed so poorly on your chart, I assumed it would be a long running Top 10 single by now.
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Postby Tansike » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:59 am

heppolo wrote:2 (NEW) Kylie – Dancing
Chart Run: *2*- / 1w

That means you really enjoyed new Kylie song.
I did, but to be fair the competition is also not the strongest at the moment, so getting a high debut is quite easy right now.

heppolo wrote:28 (NEW) Mylene Farmer – Rolling Stone
Chart Run: *28*- / 1w

Mylene always delivers stunning production, it's her trademark. The song's very tight, almost pulsating.
Glad you think so, this was a nice surprise for me and actually the very first song from hers that i added to my library. It won't last for too long on my chart though... :oops:

Biebz wrote:Nice debut for First Aid Kit. I didn't like the album as much as their previous album but it's still a great effort. I particularly like Fireworks.

Also, WTF at Havana. I had no idea the song performed so poorly on your chart, I assumed it would be a long running Top 10 single by now.
I agree with you. "Stay Gold" is/was better, but "Ruins" is still a great release with some awesome tracks. I'd pick "Fireworks" as my second favorite song at the moment, only behind "It's A Shame" :)

:lol: Yeah, that was a special case. It should have done much better here because i liked it more than its chartrun may suggest :oops:
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Postby phoenix98 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:30 pm

Tansike wrote:Ah sounds kinda interesting and also like something my partner would play :lol: He's currently stanning for 'Horizon' which looks very interesting! It's only available for the PS4 though and not for Switch, otherwise I'd play it as well.

Interesting to know. To be honest, I never was a big fan of its design, but the concept behind it was interesting for sure. I get what you mean with evolving so late, i'm usually avoiding to add team members which evolve so late as it gets really tough to play with them by time (until they're evolved, of course). Sounds VERY interesting and no, that's not a spoiler for me and yes, you're making me interested again :o Guess what? I still didn't play again… but my Gameboy is always in my handpocket when I'm going to my partner, so the attempt was there :lol: :oops:
Horizon definitely sounds familiar, so Ian might've played that one at some point (or I've just seen the title mentioned a lot online) :lol: This past week he's really delved into Far Cry 4.

Yeah, like how they made Noibat/eF-eM (brilliant German name, btw) available really early in Verdant Cavern/Vegetationshöhle in USUM, but it can't evolve until Lv. 48 :x :lol: Hmmm...maybe when the Pokémon Switch game is finally officially unveiled, the hype will get you back into USUM? Since I finished the Rainbow Rocket arc and explored the rest of Poni Island in Ultra Sun, I've been re-visiting White 2 lately, and I'd forgotten how charming a lot of it is (especially Pokéstar Studios/Pokéwood.) Makes me think that I might underrate Gen V sometimes...

Tansike wrote:I don't know how a K-Pop song is able to enter the Hot 100, but I guess streaming and even more airplay are still not that good for them. But the albums do even better iirc, at least they're always charting very high on iTunes when they get released, so the promo definitely pays off. Ah interesting, I didn't know about that! So that genre is really getting a better push than J-Pop…
Yeah, the one K-Pop song that's on the Hot 100 right now (BTS's "MIC Drop") definitely owes most of that success to sales (it peaked at No. 4 on Digital Songs, while I don't think it's entered the Streaming Songs or Radio Songs charts at all.) :oops:

Tansike wrote:Oh I read about the release of "Till I'm Done" as well. It seems to be a fan favorite and I hope it does well for her, but personally I would have preferred another track as the third single. It's sad how both "Crybaby" and "Guilty" underperformed in the UK… especially the latter, as it would have been cool to see that one being a hit around Christmas, plus it's a ballad like "Only Love Can Hurt Like This" which is her biggest hit.
"My Body", or...?

:o I didn't realize that "Guilty" completely failed to make the UK Top 100. That's really shocking, and SO sad :cry: She's never been the biggest hit-maker, but her past couple albums produced at least one UK Top 10 each!

Tansike wrote:You won't miss much by not watching it :oops: It's even weaker than the RFI video IMO.
:lol: I'm definitely in no rush, then. I also feel like it doesn't really matter as much since I already liked "End Game" well enough, but I don't think any video could've helped it eclipse "Delicate" (or a couple other album tracks) for me anyway.

Tansike wrote:I forgot how huge "Moonlight" was on your charts, so yeah, no surprise to hear you would have loved a single treatment for this :) I always thought the Macy Gray collaboration would have been a cool track to release as well.
Oh :oops: That one's a strong contender for my absolute least-favorite/most-skipped on the entire album. I guess it would've been interesting to see Macy Gray score a hit in the 2010's, though...

Tansike wrote:Oh great! :D Updating the Discographies is actually my favorite thing to do when it comes to my personal charts, as I'm always very interested to see how the artists are doing and something I get surprised by myself (despite making it all by myself :lol: ) - the latest case is Rachel, as shortly mentioned (when "Perfect For You" surpassed "Broken Glass").
Ha, I feel you there! It's especially helpful for quickly checking how older songs performed, and I definitely surprise myself sometimes when I look up exactly how well (or how poorly) certain songs actually did years ago.

Tansike wrote:Good question, as I'm not sure at all! :oops: It's a similar case with Taylor Swift's LWYMMD and "Ready For It?" - it depends on the mood. Sometimes I prefer "Perfect For You" to "Broken Glass", and sometimes it's the other way round. But these two are definitely her best singles to date. When it comes to tracks overall, it also depends on my mood. "Lone Ranger" and "Congratulations" from "Wildfire" are still awesome, plus I also LOVE "Collide" off "Waves", so these would be my personal Top5 from Rachel but in no exact running order. Speaking of "Collide", I really, really hope that would be the next single, if there's one. But knowing her, I guess there won't be another single and if there'll be one, it will be another track (just like she went with the disappointing "Better Place" from "Wildfire"…).

What would be your favorite song(s) from her to date?
That makes sense - especially when the songs have pretty different tones/messages, it's even harder to say that you definitively prefer one over the other.

I still haven't heard all of Wildfire (I should probably make that the next album I add to my library, but the Grammys really put SZA on my mind too)...but "Fight Song" definitely has a special place in my heart for being the first Rachel song that I ever noticed/really loved. "Broken Glass" isn't far behind, though, and Waves has a lot of other tracks I really like too ("Perfect For You", "Loose Ends", "Whole Heart", "Collide", "Shivers", "Grace.")

Tansike wrote:Funny you're mentioning that as I was just seeing something about that on Facebook today. I guess she really sees "Haiz" as her debut album, similar case with Selena speaking about her second album when it comes to her upcoming release :lol: Do you know if that new song is an actual single or just an album track for the Fifth Shades movie?
Hmmm...that's a great question. Wikipedia says it's the soundtrack's second official single, but I haven't read that elsewhere (or seen anything about her filming a video...) :-?

Tansike wrote:Little stan note: Tarja is actually a mentor on The Voice Of Finland :cool:
That's awesome! Now she's helping to shape the next generation of Tansike-chart-topping stars!

Tansike wrote:Just checked Wikipedia and they say "Chunky" was sent to Australian radios last November, no words about the US. So I guess it's counted as a single there? I'm confused, as I would have loved a single release for this (my favorite song alongside "Perm" on the album).
Aside from those two recent Billboard articles I posted last week, I can't find anything else on their site that talks about "Chunky" being released as a single in the US :-? Those articles were written by two different people, though, which makes me wonder what gave them both that idea. To make things even more confusing: back in November, "Chunky" was mentioned in a Billboard article about the best deep cuts/non-singles of the 21st century :lol: Basically, Billboard can't get their story straight...so maybe "Chunky" was planned to be the fourth single, but got cancelled, or some kind of REALLY limited release at the last minute? Or those Billboard writers are just checking Wikipedia and failing to notice that "Chunky" was Australia-only... :lol:

Tansike wrote:When it comes to album tracks, "She Loves Control" would be my favorite, "Real Friends" is really good, too. But to be fair all of them are really solid and I'm positively surprised by "Camila".
I've seen a lot of praise for "She Loves Control", and I definitely wouldn't mind if it became her next single. Like you're saying, I really didn't expect to enjoy so much of the album, especially after being really underwhelmed by "Crying In The Club" and "OMG" (so it's kind of fitting she left them off, since they would've been among my least-favorite moments on the album) :lol: After the album got pushed back, I also expected them to add a bunch of rushed, sub-par "Havana" knock-offs, but that's not the case at all!

Tansike wrote:So… do you like the video for "IDGAF"? I think it's very well done and it has a similar artistic feel to it like the one for "New Rules", so I thought it was very fitting as the follow-up. I love how she's investing into videos, something which didn't happen too often with pop girls lately.
Eh, I just tried to watch it again, and getting all the way through is a real struggle :oops: To me, it feels like night-and-day from the "New Rules" video, which totally captivated me from the first viewing and kept me coming back for more - but I'm glad to see more fans are enjoying the "IDGAF" video than I expected! It's definitely commendable that she continues to put more thought/vision into her videos, but the entertainment value is just lacking for me this time around. To be fair - there aren't many videos that really hook me and I don't watch them much in general, so the fact that I'm not compelled to come back to "IDGAF" again just falls in line with how I feel about most videos. :lol:

Tansike wrote:1 (1) Leaves' Eyes - Across The Sea
2 (NEW) Kylie - Dancing
6 (5) Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B - Finesse
8 (7) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) - Out Of The Darkness
9 (6) Imagine Dragons - Whatever It Takes
10 (8) Sigrid - Strangers
12 (15) Camila Cabello - Never Be The Same
14 (24) Dua Lipa - IDGAF
15 (22) Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug - Havana
16 (11) Troye Sivan - My My My!
17 (10) Taylor Swift feat. Ed Sheeran & Future - End Game
18 (14) Rita Ora - Anywhere *P*
21 (13) Lindsey Stirling - Carol Of The Bells *G*
23 (16) P!nk - Beautiful Trauma
24 (19) Eminem feat. Ed Sheeran - River
27 (18) Bebe Rexha - I Got You *P*
29 (20) Liam Payne & Rita Ora - For You
31 (25) Rachel Platten - Perfect For You *G*
34 (33) Marina Kaye - Something *G*
36 (28) Clean Bandit feat. Julia Michaels - I Miss You *G*
37 (RE) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) - My Sweet Mystery *P*
38 (27) Paloma Faith - Guilty
39 (31) Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson - Symphony *P*
o Aw, I didn't have any problem with "Across The Sea", but I'm NOT okay with it blocking Kylie in its THIRD WEEK on top :x :lol: That complaint aside, it's still amazing to see "Dancing" debut inside your Top 2 (and instantly become one of her highest-peaking songs ever!)
o Glad that "Never Be The Same" is still climbing (and still above "Havana.") ;)
o Ha, like you mentioned, it didn't take long for "My My My!" to wind up higher than "End Game." :lol:
o Is Platinum a realistic possibility for "Perfect For You" anytime soon...?

Yet another refreshing chart, Tansike! :D
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Postby Tansike » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:04 pm

Thanks for all comments so far!

This weeks charts has to be delayed. I hope i'll be able to post them tomorrow or on saturday. Thanks for understanding <3
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Postby Tansike » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:47 am

phoenix98 wrote:Horizon definitely sounds familiar, so Ian might've played that one at some point (or I've just seen the title mentioned a lot online) :lol: This past week he's really delved into Far Cry 4.

Yeah, like how they made Noibat/eF-eM (brilliant German name, btw) available really early in Verdant Cavern/Vegetationshöhle in USUM, but it can't evolve until Lv. 48 :x :lol: Hmmm...maybe when the Pokémon Switch game is finally officially unveiled, the hype will get you back into USUM? Since I finished the Rainbow Rocket arc and explored the rest of Poni Island in Ultra Sun, I've been re-visiting White 2 lately, and I'd forgotten how charming a lot of it is (especially Pokéstar Studios/Pokéwood.) Makes me think that I might underrate Gen V sometimes...
Never heard of 'Far Cry' so far so i just googled it and the pictures on google look... interesting! What is it about?

Oh yeah definitely, that's a good example. Oh, you really think that name is brilliant? The German name for Noivern is even more interesting: UHaFnir :lol:
I hope so too. I thought may the Virtual Console release of the Crystal edition may change things as well but it didn't so far. But to be fair, i'm sooo busy due to work, school and other stuff so i have absolutely no time to play games. I barely have time for myself and if i do, i need to do other stuff or just want to relax by lying in my bed and watching TV... :oops: Hm. I think we already talked about this before and i said that this Generation is also my least favorite (or second least, don't have them all in my mind right now :oops: ) but that's probably also because i never played it as much as all other Gens. Maybe i should re-visit that one as well one day. I definitely still remember some nice stuff from it.

phoenix98 wrote:Yeah, the one K-Pop song that's on the Hot 100 right now (BTS's "MIC Drop") definitely owes most of that success to sales (it peaked at No. 4 on Digital Songs, while I don't think it's entered the Streaming Songs or Radio Songs charts at all.) :oops:
Ah yeah. Would have been interesting to see how they would have done prior the streaming era. But, the video streams must be helping a lot too, as from what I’ve seen the K-Pop artists get a lot of views on Youtube.

phoenix98 wrote:"My Body", or...?

:o I didn't realize that "Guilty" completely failed to make the UK Top 100. That's really shocking, and SO sad :cry: She's never been the biggest hit-maker, but her past couple albums produced at least one UK Top 10 each!
Yes, or “Tonight’s Not The Only Night”. But, “Til I’m Done” is still a great pick after revisiting the track again last week. Fingers crossed for a moderate success.

Yeah I know, so undeserved. “Crybaby” at least made the Top40 iirc and showed some longevity, while “Guilty” failed to enter the UK charts completely. That was quite shocking to me as it’s a great song…

phoenix98 wrote: :lol: I'm definitely in no rush, then. I also feel like it doesn't really matter as much since I already liked "End Game" well enough, but I don't think any video could've helped it eclipse "Delicate" (or a couple other album tracks) for me anyway.
Makes sense. Let’s just hope that if she decides to release “Delicate”, that the video for that one will be (much) better than the ones for “Ready For It?” and “End Game”.

phoenix98 wrote:Oh :oops: That one's a strong contender for my absolute least-favorite/most-skipped on the entire album. I guess it would've been interesting to see Macy Gray score a hit in the 2010's, though...
Oops… :oops: It started of as one of my absolute faves on the album back then, though some tracks grew on me and that Macy collabo started to bore me every now and then. But yeah, would have been cool (and deserved) to see Macy on the charts again.

phoenix98 wrote:Ha, I feel you there! It's especially helpful for quickly checking how older songs performed, and I definitely surprise myself sometimes when I look up exactly how well (or how poorly) certain songs actually did years ago.
Definitely! :D

phoenix98 wrote:I still haven't heard all of Wildfire (I should probably make that the next album I add to my library, but the Grammys really put SZA on my mind too)...but "Fight Song" definitely has a special place in my heart for being the first Rachel song that I ever noticed/really loved. "Broken Glass" isn't far behind, though, and Waves has a lot of other tracks I really like too ("Perfect For You", "Loose Ends", "Whole Heart", "Collide", "Shivers", "Grace.")
Oh SZA is someone who has been in my mind for a very long time as well. Would you recommend her album? I’m usually not that much into R&B artists so I wasn’t sure so far. But people are talking so good about her and the music she’s doing.
These are all great picks, especially “Collide”, “Shivers” and “Loose Ends”, which are all strong album tracks :)

phoenix98 wrote:Hmmm...that's a great question. Wikipedia says it's the soundtrack's second official single, but I haven't read that elsewhere (or seen anything about her filming a video...) :-?
…and now she just dropped an official music video for it :lol: I guess we saw it coming :lol: Anyways, I’ve finally heard it, and it’s a good pop song, but also kinda cheesy at some points… I put it on my playlist now due to the video release so it should enter my charts next week (not the one which is yet to be revealed for this week)… so let’s see how much this may grow on me until then. Her voice sounds a bit different than on her other singles... do you think so too?

phoenix98 wrote:Aside from those two recent Billboard articles I posted last week, I can't find anything else on their site that talks about "Chunky" being released as a single in the US :-? Those articles were written by two different people, though, which makes me wonder what gave them both that idea. To make things even more confusing: back in November, "Chunky" was mentioned in a Billboard article about the best deep cuts/non-singles of the 21st century :lol: Basically, Billboard can't get their story straight...so maybe "Chunky" was planned to be the fourth single, but got cancelled, or some kind of REALLY limited release at the last minute? Or those Billboard writers are just checking Wikipedia and failing to notice that "Chunky" was Australia-only... :lol:
SO confusing :lol: Anyways, maybe he’s releasing another single and hopefully it’s “Chunky”, so that would make up for that mess and would make everything clear :lol: Since everyone is able to edit Wikipedia, that’s obviously not the best source, but then, these album pages are usually trustworthy…

phoenix98 wrote:I've seen a lot of praise for "She Loves Control", and I definitely wouldn't mind if it became her next single. Like you're saying, I really didn't expect to enjoy so much of the album, especially after being really underwhelmed by "Crying In The Club" and "OMG" (so it's kind of fitting she left them off, since they would've been among my least-favorite moments on the album) :lol: After the album got pushed back, I also expected them to add a bunch of rushed, sub-par "Havana" knock-offs, but that's not the case at all!
I’d love that too. Ah, I actually enjoyed both of these songs a lot. By the time of their releases, I even preferred “OMG” to “Havana” :oops: And “Crying In The Club” is her most successful chart entry by far on my charts. But listening to the album now, it actually makes sense to leave them off. It’s a surprisingly cohesive debut album from her.

phoenix98 wrote:Eh, I just tried to watch it again, and getting all the way through is a real struggle :oops: To me, it feels like night-and-day from the "New Rules" video, which totally captivated me from the first viewing and kept me coming back for more - but I'm glad to see more fans are enjoying the "IDGAF" video than I expected! It's definitely commendable that she continues to put more thought/vision into her videos, but the entertainment value is just lacking for me this time around. To be fair - there aren't many videos that really hook me and I don't watch them much in general, so the fact that I'm not compelled to come back to "IDGAF" again just falls in line with how I feel about most videos. :lol:
:oops: Sounds not good at all! But I have to agree with you when it comes to videos overall. 2017 was yet another very weak year when it comes to official videos, there were only a few really good ones. “New Rules” definitely belongs to them, “Bad Liar” and “Symphony” were two other highlights.
But I guess you’re enjoying “IDGAF” apart from the video, do you?

phoenix98 wrote:o Aw, I didn't have any problem with "Across The Sea", but I'm NOT okay with it blocking Kylie in its THIRD WEEK on top :x :lol: That complaint aside, it's still amazing to see "Dancing" debut inside your Top 2 (and instantly become one of her highest-peaking songs ever!)
o Glad that "Never Be The Same" is still climbing (and still above "Havana.") ;)
o Ha, like you mentioned, it didn't take long for "My My My!" to wind up higher than "End Game." :lol:
o Is Platinum a realistic possibility for "Perfect For You" anytime soon...?

Yet another refreshing chart, Tansike! :D
As you say, it’s already one of her highest peaking songs ever, so that’s already a great feat for her. The thing last week was that the competition wasn’t that strong. She would have made a much lower debut during some other weeks. Don’t get me wrong, I really, really enjoy “Dancing”, but I’m also far from being amazed by it. “Across The Sea” topped the charts easily for a third week…

I think “Never Be The Same” may be my favorite Camila track ever now :o Who would have thought a few weeks ago? :oops:

Yes… sadly I’m already starting to get over both of these songs now…

With the upcoming charts (finally to be revealed later today), it will be at 388 points, and it would need 400 points to be certified with Platinum. So theoretically, it’s very near to Platinum, but practically I’m not sure if it will reach it, as it may leave the charts very soon…

Thanks a lot :D
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Postby stevyy » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:50 am

12 (17) Imagine Dragons – Evolve *G*
Chart Run: *2*-2-2-2-3-5-7-11-14-16-19-Out-RE 17-12- / 13w

amazing to see them climb again. What sparked the re-newed interest?
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