My Charts - week 33 - the Queen is back

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Postby Tansike » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:09 am

^ Oh, and that's not even a song by her! :lol:

If you decide to check her out, you may check out the song "The Joke" at first, as it's the first single of the album and gives a good picture about her style.
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Postby phoenix98 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:30 pm

Tansike wrote:Haha :lol: Nah this time it seems like it’s working. I’m sure I’ll play this every now and then until I beat the Elite Four. It’s really interesting again at the moment and I’m loving it, the only factor which isn’t playing in its favor is the time, as when I would have the time, I often prefer just doing nothing or watching TV. True when it comes to my team, somehow it just turned out that way now. But in nearly every play through it happens that the first Pokémon that I catch also end up in my final team, because I already love them too much to replace them, so Pokémon which are able to get early in the game are always more lucky. I really had a few problems, currently I’m on my way from Lavender Town to Fuchsia City (I’m taking that way) and I have to go back to a Center all the time and already have to buy many Super Potions as well :roll: But slowly I’m getting there. A main problem are also the moves, most Pokémon have awful sets prior level 30, but Pikachu has Thunderbolt now, Ivysaur just got Razor Leaf and Butterfree & Pidgeotto only need one more level to get Psybeam & Wing Attack, so it’s getting easier and easier at the moment.
Ha, that part about "when I would have the time, I often prefer just doing nothing or watching TV" definitely applies to me and UKMIX sometimes :lol: which is why I just stick to a few personal charts each week.

I hear you about preferring to keep your first Pokémon. It hasn't happened often, but when my staters have "died" in Nuzlockes, I felt less connected to my whole team and less invested in the whole playthrough. I never rotate the staters out of my main squad in any playthrough (even if I come across something technically "better" of the same type). The other spots are pretty much always open to change, though :oops: Were all the Ghost-types in Lavender Town giving you trouble? Ha, yeah, I often forget just how bad the Gen I movesets were until I revisit those games. The gaps between learning each new move were pretty huge, and there weren't many mid-range moves to tide them over until they learned the really powerful options (which means they're stuck using really weak attacks for quite a while) :x At least you can abuse those ridiculous Gen I critical hit mechanics with "Razor Leaf."

Tansike wrote:Well, yeah, it sounds quite good that way. However, I would never do it when I’m in Switzerland as it would be embarrassing when people would see me who know me, as you can clearly see that you’re on something. Also I have no idea if I just was lucky to have no side effects as otherwise it’s actually too good. And yeah, I’m sure I would have loved that art without that as well, but with that it was even more intense.

Haha… I’m not quite sure if it’s meant that way or if I’m thinking way too ambiguous but that hard to believe can’t be a coincidence! :P Anyways, yes, we were just lying in bed for hours and just enjoyed the time. Of course it wasn’t the only thing we did that day, would have been too boring, but still…
Surely you've been drunk in public at SOME point in Switzerland? ;) It's very responsible of you to want to maintain a mature/professional image, though! I just hope you still let yourself let loose sometimes (without having to leave the country first...)

:wink: :wink: :wink: Kidding aside, just lying together/cuddling can be totally satisfying. Affectionate human contact/physical intimacy is really wonderful (even when it doesn't end in orgasm).

Tansike wrote:True. Well, it’s interesting how streaming and iTunes can be so different sometimes. A good example may be Meghan Trainor’s “No Excuses”, which bombed on Spotify (I think it barely made the Top200 in the US in its debut week), despite being big on iTunes.
Yeah, which is strange to see, because you'd think that if so many people are willing to pay for a song, then shouldn't plenty of people also be interested in streaming it for free? It's like the people who still buy/download their music are drawn to totally different stuff than the streaming crowd (and vice versa) sometimes...

Tansike wrote:I’m not sure what do you mean? :P
Oh, I'm sure you'll think of something...

Tansike wrote:Yes I’m sure! Actually, in the first few weeks when the album came out, “Alone” was even in the bottom three or so from the album. It grew on me a lot though, but it’s still very low, so that was already the case months prior the singles release :oops:
:o :o :o
:cry: :cry: :cry:

Tansike wrote:Well the question would be if it’s fair to compare songs which benefitted from a concert effect to others…
That's a fair point, since the concert effect (almost) guarantees a strong rebound (whereas songs that manage that without any concert are even more rare/impressive).

Tansike wrote:Is it bad of me when I didn’t bother to check the video out so far? :oops:
It's WAY worse than "bad." :evil:

Tansike wrote:Not surprised to hear you’re loving that debut for “High Horse” :D Unfortunately I can’t give you a discography screenshot, simply because “High Horse” and “Golden Hour” are her very first notations EVER on my charts.

I’m sure “Golden Hour” will make a great impression on you, it’s a really good album :D
:oops: :oops: :oops:

It might be the fact that whatever album I checked out right after Kylie's Golden was bound to sound less impressive, but I was surprised by just how slow and...sad...much of Golden Hour sounds. A lot of it has a more subdued, reflective feeling than I expected. Kind of a downer :oops: or maybe just a grower?

Tansike wrote:Hailee’s first certification :cool:
:o I knew that it had become her biggest hit here, but I didn't realize that none of her prior hits had ever earned a cert! That really IS big news!!! :D :D :D

Tansike wrote:1 (2) Auri – The Space Between
2 (3) The Weeknd – Call Out My Name
3 (6) Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends *G*
4 (1) RuPaul feat. Kennedy Davenport, Shangela, BeBe Zahara Benet & Trixie Mattel – Kitty Girl
5 (NEW) Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss
6 (12) David Guetta & Sia – Flames
7 (4) Louisa feat. 2 Chainz – YES
8 (5) Sam Smith feat. Logic – Pray
12 (15) Kacey Musgraves – High Horse
13 (17) Charlie Puth feat. Kehlani – Done For Me
14 (8) Lo & Leduc – 079
15 (10) Shawn Mendes – In My Blood
17 (11) Halsey feat. Big Sean & Stefflon Don – Alone
18 (9) Evanescence – My Immortal
19 (14) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) – Crash And Burn
20 (13) Taylor Swift – Delicate
23 (RE) Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
25 (28) Leaves’ Eyes – Across The Sea *G*
26 (RE) Kylie Minogue – Dancing
30 (23) Halsey – Sorry *G*
32 (34) Hayley Kiyoko – Curious
33 (27) Sean Paul & David Guetta feat. Becky G – Mad Love
34 (31) Niall Horan – On The Loose
37 (40) Saara Aalto – Monsters
• So "The Space Between" might not have the record for the biggest rebound to No. 1, but it looks like it's working toward the record for the most number of rebounds to No. 1. ;)
• I'd seen someone describe "One Kiss" as something like "lounge-y," and I think that's really fitting. I like it, but it kind of feels more like background music at a club or something than a song that really grabs my full attention. The 90's house vibes make for a fun throwback, though, and I'm glad it's helping Dua rack up another hit on official charts.
• Lovely to see "Dancing" back thanks to the album effect! That makes me wonder: what's the shortest chart run for a song that peaked at No. 2 here?
• I hadn't been thinking about it much until I saw it mentioned in the song's Pop section thread, but poor "On The Loose" really flopped HARD :o No. 94 in the UK, never entered the Hot 100, never charted in Australia... :-?
• No. 1 debut in the US, No. 1 debut in the UK...No. 40 debut for Tansike. Guess Drake's gonna have to come up with something better to top this chart ;) Did "God's Plan" ever even appear here? I've really liked some of his singles ("Best I Ever Had," "Find Your Love," "Hold On, We're Going Home," "One Dance"), but the stuff that's been blowing up for him lately hasn't been clicking with me.

Yet another vast chart, Tansike! :D
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Postby Magnus » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:57 pm

Tansike wrote:^ Oh, and that's not even a song by her! :lol:

If you decide to check her out, you may check out the song "The Joke" at first, as it's the first single of the album and gives a good picture about her style.
What do you mean? Is it a cover, or is it by another singer who has the same name? Thanks, will check it out, not sure when... (Btw, it is illegal to use "^" when the previous post isn't on the same page. Maybe more appropriate to use "<" :wink:)
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Postby Tansike » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:18 am

phoenix98 wrote:Ha, that part about "when I would have the time, I often prefer just doing nothing or watching TV" definitely applies to me and UKMIX sometimes :lol: which is why I just stick to a few personal charts each week.

I hear you about preferring to keep your first Pokémon. It hasn't happened often, but when my staters have "died" in Nuzlockes, I felt less connected to my whole team and less invested in the whole playthrough. I never rotate the staters out of my main squad in any playthrough (even if I come across something technically "better" of the same type). The other spots are pretty much always open to change, though :oops: Were all the Ghost-types in Lavender Town giving you trouble? Ha, yeah, I often forget just how bad the Gen I movesets were until I revisit those games. The gaps between learning each new move were pretty huge, and there weren't many mid-range moves to tide them over until they learned the really powerful options (which means they're stuck using really weak attacks for quite a while) :x At least you can abuse those ridiculous Gen I critical hit mechanics with "Razor Leaf."
I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who loves doing ‘nothing’ every now and then :lol:
Ah yeah, I’m very happy to have the freedom to visit UKMix at work as well so I’m often doing stuff here while I’m at work, and don’t even do that many things at home. Otherwise I wouldn’t be as active as I am now.

Oh wow, this actually happens with me as well. Well, in ‘normal’ playthroughs of course. But if one of my team member dies, I’m always feeling less connected, and actually also feel so sorry for it :oops: It’s interesting how one connects with the own team so much. No, Lavender Town was no problem at all. But I completely forgot the storyline so at first I forgot that I need to visit Celadon City first before doing Lavender Town. Also, I completely forgot how to pick up a bike so I only got it now :lol:
True about the moves, that’s probably the only negative thing about the first gens. At least to me, as the graphics never bothered me and I still love the storyline. Yes! I still remember how much Razor Leaf slayed back when I played the first gen for the first few times and with later gens I was always disappointed that it’s not even that strong :lol:

phoenix98 wrote:Surely you've been drunk in public at SOME point in Switzerland? ;) It's very responsible of you to want to maintain a mature/professional image, though! I just hope you still let yourself let loose sometimes (without having to leave the country first...)

:wink: :wink: :wink: Kidding aside, just lying together/cuddling can be totally satisfying. Affectionate human contact/physical intimacy is really wonderful (even when it doesn't end in orgasm).
No :) To be fair, I never drank that much that I got drunk-drunk. Just tipsy. But I’ve never been someone who goes out often and drinks much, so yeah… and now that I’m slowly getting there, there’s barely someone to join me! :cry:

It really is. Also, I LOOOVE to cuddle :oops:

phoenix98 wrote:Yeah, which is strange to see, because you'd think that if so many people are willing to pay for a song, then shouldn't plenty of people also be interested in streaming it for free? It's like the people who still buy/download their music are drawn to totally different stuff than the streaming crowd (and vice versa) sometimes...
Yes, definitely! There’s a new example now; “Cry Pretty” by Carrie Underwood. It’s been #1 on US iTunes for like four or five days now yet it only appeared in the Spotify Top200 for one day and already left them :roll:

phoenix98 wrote:Oh, I'm sure you'll think of something...
:lol: :lol: :lol:

phoenix98 wrote:It's WAY worse than "bad." :evil:
:oops:

Well, I saw the video for “Alone” now. At least more or less, because I didn’t watch the whole thing and just skipped a few seconds here and there. It wasn’t as good as I was hoping for, sadly.

phoenix98 wrote: :oops: :oops: :oops:

It might be the fact that whatever album I checked out right after Kylie's Golden was bound to sound less impressive, but I was surprised by just how slow and...sad...much of Golden Hour sounds. A lot of it has a more subdued, reflective feeling than I expected. Kind of a downer :oops: or maybe just a grower?
So her previous stuff is more happy? Because I was surprised as well how slow & sad the songs on “Golden Hour” sound, and since it’s my first record from her I have no idea how her previous stuff sounded like. But I’m liking that sound, she’s doing a great job and critics also love it a lot. I hope it’s the latter for you, a grower :wink:

phoenix98 wrote: :o I knew that it had become her biggest hit here, but I didn't realize that none of her prior hits had ever earned a cert! That really IS big news!!! :D :D :D
Yep, “Let Me Go” came pretty close to a Gold cert as well though.

phoenix98 wrote:• So "The Space Between" might not have the record for the biggest rebound to No. 1, but it looks like it's working toward the record for the most number of rebounds to No. 1. ;)
• I'd seen someone describe "One Kiss" as something like "lounge-y," and I think that's really fitting. I like it, but it kind of feels more like background music at a club or something than a song that really grabs my full attention. The 90's house vibes make for a fun throwback, though, and I'm glad it's helping Dua rack up another hit on official charts.
• Lovely to see "Dancing" back thanks to the album effect! That makes me wonder: what's the shortest chart run for a song that peaked at No. 2 here?
• I hadn't been thinking about it much until I saw it mentioned in the song's Pop section thread, but poor "On The Loose" really flopped HARD :o No. 94 in the UK, never entered the Hot 100, never charted in Australia... :-?
• No. 1 debut in the US, No. 1 debut in the UK...No. 40 debut for Tansike. Guess Drake's gonna have to come up with something better to top this chart ;) Did "God's Plan" ever even appear here? I've really liked some of his singles ("Best I Ever Had," "Find Your Love," "Hold On, We're Going Home," "One Dance"), but the stuff that's been blowing up for him lately hasn't been clicking with me.

Yet another vast chart, Tansike! :D
That’s an interesting point of view! To be honest, I also thought about it if it actually ever happened that a song had a chartrun like this (1-x-1-x-1-). I just looked it up a bit and on first sight “Wrecking Ball” by Miley, “Slow Down” by Selena and Nightwish’s “Élan” had at least three ‘runs’ atop the charts as well.

Sounds fitting to me as well! I’m really enjoying hit, and Calvin is always hit or miss for me and this definitely belongs more to the first category. But I agree, it’s more like background music and I’m afraid that I’ll be over it rather quickly.

Hmm… that must be Björk’s “The Gate”, which left the charts after three weeks (2-20-40-Out) last year. Aura’s “Love Somebody” made 2-9-15-26-Out in 2016, Avril’s “Hello Kitty” (2-14-20-33-Out) and Christina Perri’s “Human” (2-12-16-31-Out) also only made four weeks in 2014… these are the shortest staying #2 hits during the Top40 era.

I’m not surprised, as there was zero promo plus it’s already the fourth single of an album which basically died weeks ago. A shame, as it deserved much more. Guess the chances for “Seeing Blind” to be a single are zero now :cry:

he can top something else for me :P :oops: :lol: Sorry, I had to come up with this!! :lol: Eh… Drake is so mediocre lately, so I completely agree with you. He just announced a new album for June and I’m afraid the charts will be FULL of Drake then and I’m already annoyed now :roll: Don’t get the fuss about him. “God’s Plan” made it to #26 here, but only stayed in the Top40 for that one week.

Thanks a lot :D
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Postby Tansike » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:20 am

Magnus wrote:
Tansike wrote:^ Oh, and that's not even a song by her! :lol:

If you decide to check her out, you may check out the song "The Joke" at first, as it's the first single of the album and gives a good picture about her style.
What do you mean? Is it a cover, or is it by another singer who has the same name? Thanks, will check it out, not sure when... (Btw, it is illegal to use "^" when the previous post isn't on the same page. Maybe more appropriate to use "<" :wink:)
Oh sorry for not being clear. I meant that the song you mentioned - "Already Home" - isn't a song with Brandi as the lead artist. At least when i look it up it says 'Ha*Ash feat. Brandi Carlile'.

Ha, to my defence, i didn't know that a new page would start with my reply :lol:
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Postby Magnus » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:13 am

^ Ah, you're right of course! I just looked her up in my database and then it lists all the songs with her regardless if she's the main artist or just a feature and I didn't remember and forgot to double-check :oops: . With that song excluded I haven't heard anything by her since her 2007 album, which flopped.
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Postby Tansike » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:21 am

^ no problem. But i guess it's not the best sign if the only song with her that made your charts isn't even one with her as the lead artist :oops: So i guess there's no need to hurry to check her out! :)
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Postby Tansike » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:54 am

thanks so much for all comments

week 16/2018 – 19 april 2018 a Radioactive concert effect

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Only a month after the first concert effect of the year made its impact on my charts, the second one already kicks in and has an even bigger influence on this weeks Singles Top40 and Album Top20. The lucky ones are Imagine Dragons, who had their stop in Switzerland on their ‘Evolve World Tour’ last Friday, which basically gave them a full week of concert effect. The band has a total of ten re-entries in the Top40, making them only the fourth act with a two-digit-number amount of tracks on the charts, following the concert effects for Within Temptation in 2014 (ten entries), Rihanna in 2016 (11 entries) and Zara Larsson in 2017 (11 entries). In total, it’s the 20th time a concert has a significant effect on my charts since Nightwish made the start six years ago in 2012.

Despite all this and despite getting three very high re-entries, the top song isn’t by Imagine Dragons, but by another American musician. “The Champion” was just a side project for Country superstar Carrie Underwood, now the singer is back with a real thing as she just released “Cry Pretty”, the lead single to her upcoming sixth studio album with the same name. The track immediately has an amazing start as it arrives atop the charts, making it Carrie’s third number one single following “Smoke Break” (one week in 2015) and “Church Bells” (two weeks in 2016), her seventh Top5 hit in a row and her 12th chart entry in total.

So, now it’s time to look at the entries by Imagine Dragons. The highest re-entry goes to “Whatever It Takes”. The song debuted and peaked at #4 in the first week of 2018, and gets a new peak now through the concert effect as it’s back at #2. It also goes Gold this week, being their first single certification since 2013 and also becomes their highest peaking track ever. Their biggest hit to date – “Radioactive” – also makes a stellar comeback, as it re-peaks at #4 for a 25th week in the Top40. Also back in the Top10 is “Believer”, which previously peaked at #13 and makes it to #5 now. A fourth track nearly made the Top10, and that’s their latest single release “Next To Me”. The song failed to make a big impression so far, but gets a new peak at #11 now. Other re-entries for the band: “Thunder” at #23, “Gold” at #24, “Warriors” at #27, “Demons” at #34, “On Top Of The World” at #36 and “I Bet My Life” at #39. From all singles which were performed on their concert, only “It’s Time” and “Shots” weren’t able to make a comeback on the Top40.

As if the week wouldn’t be busy enough with Imagine Dragons’ slayage, there are also a few other regular debuts this week. Nicki Minaj is finally back with own music, and she even released two singles at once with “Chun-Li” and “Barbie Tingz”. Both songs make the Top10, with “Chun-Li” being slightly higher (#8) than “Barbie Tingz” (#9). It’s the first time Nicki appears on the charts without another artist since “The Night Is Still Young” made it to #14 in 2015, and even the first time she makes the Top10 on her own since “Anaconda” peaked at #3 nearly four years ago. With these two entries, Nicki also breaks the tie with Lady Gaga to have the second most chart entries ever for any artist on my charts with 31, though only 14 of them are really by her while the others are all features or duets. The crown still belongs to Rihanna, who has 37 chart entries so far. Following the surprising Top20 hit “Best Friends”, electronic duo Sofi Tukker already get their second Top20 entry as “Batshit” enters the charts at #18 as the latest single of their newly released debut album “Treehouse”. Also arriving in the upper half is Florence + The Machine, as the singer gets her very first Top20 hit with “Sky Full Of Song” (#20). Last but not least, the sixth and final regular entry of the week is “Let Me” by former One Direction member Zayn at #40.

The rest of the best: Katja Krasavice’s “Dicke Lippen” makes a rather shocking jump and goes up 10-3, Auri’s “The Space Between” falls 1-6, Marshmello & Anne-Marie get a tenth week in the Top10 for “Friends” (3-7) and The Weeknd’s “Call Out My Name” drops 2-10.

It’s a very busy week, so it’s no surprise to see many songs falling lots of places. It’s probably more interesting to take a look at the songs which remain pretty stable, and that would be “Done For Me” by Charlie Puth and Kehlani, which only dips 13-15, “High Horse” by Kacey Musgraves which has a rather small drop (12-17), and My Indigo’s “Crash And Burn” also only goes down 19-22 after falling more in the past few weeks. The latter may increase again next week, as My Indigo’s self-titled studio album will be out tomorrow. From all the drops this week, the most shocking and biggest ones are RuPaul’s “Kitty Girl” (4-14), John Legend’s “A Good Night” (9-28), Taylor Swift’s “Delicate” (20-31), Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood” (15-32) and Evanescence’ “My Immortal” (18-33), which is the last remaining song on the charts from their concert effect.

Katja Krasavice’s “Dicke Lippen” is not only the biggest climber, but even the only song to gain some spots in the whole Top40 this week, while last weeks biggest climber – “Night 13” by Auri – tumbles down 11-29 and is the biggest loser this week.
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1 (NEW) Carrie Underwood – Cry Pretty
Chart Run: *1*- / 1w

2 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes *G*
Chart Run: 4-7-6-9-14-21-24-31-Out-RE *2*- / 9w

3 (10) Katja Krasavice – Dicke Lippen
Chart Run: 10-*3*- / 2w

4 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Radioactive *P*
Chart Run: 31-12-9-*4*-6-7-10-10-8-10-13-16-15-15-16-16-18-21-26-26-28-27-33-36-Out-RE 4- / 25w

5 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Believer
Chart Run: 13-21-29-28-31-32-Out-RE 20-16-19-24-32-37-Out-RE *5*- / 13w

6 (1) Auri – The Space Between
Chart Run: *1*-9-1-2-1-6- / 6w

7 (3) Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends *G*
Chart Run: 5-*1*-1-2-3-5-5-6-3-7- / 10w

8 (NEW) Nicki Minaj – Chun-Li
Chart Run: *8*- / 1w

9 (NEW) Nicki Minaj – Barbie Tingz
Chart Run: *9*- / 1w

10 (2) The Weeknd – Call Out My Name
Chart Run: 3-*2*-10- / 3w

11 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Next To Me
Chart Run: 17-32-Out-RE *11*- / 3w

12 (5) Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss
Chart Run: *5*-12- / 2w

13 (6) David Guetta & Sia – Flames
Chart Run: 16-12-*6*-13- / 4w

14 (4) RuPaul feat. Kennedy Davenport, Shangela, BeBe Zahara Benet & Trixie Mattel – Kitty Girl
Chart Run: *1*-4-14- / 3w

15 (13) Charlie Puth feat. Kehlani – Done For Me
Chart Run: 27-24-17-*13*-15- / 5w

16 (7) Louisa feat. 2 Chainz – YES
Chart Run: *1*-2-4-7-16- / 5w

17 (12) Kacey Musgraves – High Horse
Chart Run: 15-*12*-17- / 3w

18 (NEW) Sofi Tukker – Batshit
Chart Run: *18*- / 1w

19 (8) Sam Smith feat. Logic – Pray
Chart Run: *5*-8-19- / 3w

20 (NEW) Florence + The Machine – Sky Full Of Song
Chart Run: *20*- / 1w

21 (16) Beatrice Egli – Verliebt, verlobt, verflixt nochmal
Chart Run: 13-*3*-7-16-21- / 5w

22 (19) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) – Crash And Burn
Chart Run: *2*-7-9-14-19-22- / 6w

23 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Thunder
Chart Run: 21-36-Out-RE 38-35-15-*13*-16-21-28-31-35-Out-RE 23- / 12w

24 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Gold
Chart Run: *10*-19-26-21-15-24-36-Out-RE 24- / 8w

25 (14) Lo & Leduc – 079
Chart Run: 8-*2*-6-8-14-25- / 6w

26 (17) Halsey feat. Big Sean & Stefflon Don – Alone
Chart Run: *6*-8-11-17-26- / 5w

27 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Warriors
Chart Run: 17-9-*8*-13-20-24-37-Out-RE 34-19-Out-RE 24- / 10w

28 (9) John Legend feat. BloodPop – A Good Night
Chart Run: *9*-28- / 2w

29 (11) Auri – Night 13
Chart Run: *1*-3-12-23-31-36-Out-RE 14-19-11-29- / 10w

30 (21) Cardi B – Be Careful
Chart Run: *18*-21-30- / 3w

31 (20) Taylor Swift – Delicate
Chart Run: *4*-10-10-13-20-31- / 6w

32 (15) Shawn Mendes – In My Blood
Chart Run: *7*-10-15-32- / 4w

33 (18) Evanescence – My Immortal
Chart Run: *3*-4-9-18-33- / 5w

34 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Demons *G*
Chart Run: 22-13-*6*-11-8-10-10-11-14-17-22-27-31-38-Out-RE 34- / 15w

35 (22) Faun – Feuer
Chart Run: *3*-8-15-25-26-22-29-32-Out-RE 25-22-35- / 11w

36 (RE) Imagine Dragons – On Top Of The World *G*
Chart Run: 26-24-23-18-*13*-14-14-15-18-23-28-27-30-31-34-39-38-Out-RE 36- / 18w

37 (25) Leaves’ Eyes – Across The Sea *G*
Chart Run: *1*-1-1-2-4-6-11-14-16-22-Out-RE 33-28-25-37- / 14w

38 (23) Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
Chart Run: *2*-7-14-19-28-Out-RE 37-Out-RE 23-38- / 8w

39 (RE) Imagine Dragons – I Bet My Life
Chart Run: *16*-17-22-35-Out-RE 24-27-38-Out-RE 39- / 8w

40 (NEW) Zayn – Let Me
Chart Run: *40*- / 1w


Out of Top40
Out (24) Alvaro Soler – La Cintura (2w)
Out (26) Kylie Minogue – Dancing (5w)
Out (27) Brandi Carlile – The Joke *G* (12w)
Out (28) Shania Twain – We Got Something They Don’t (5w)
Out (29) Nina Kraljic – Lay You Down *G* (11w)
Out (30) Halsey – Sorry *G* (10w)
Out (31) Amy Lee – Speak To Me *G* (12w)
Out (32) Hayley Kiyoko – Curious (2w)
Out (33) Sean Paul & David Guetta feat. Becky G – Mad Love (8w)
Out (34) Niall Horan – On The Loose (8w)
Out (35) Måns Zelmerlöw – Happyland (8w)
Out (36) LEA – Leiser (2w)
Out (37) Saara Aalto – Monsters (9w)
Out (38) Evanescence – My Heart Is Broken *P* (18w)
Out (39) Evanescence – Lost In Paradise *P* (17w)
Out (40) Drake – Nice For What (1w)


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    Album Top20
It doesn’t come as a surprise to see Imagine Dragons making a comeback right at the top of the Album Top20 with their third studio album “Evolve” following the immense concert effect on the singles charts. With that, the album does what it wasn’t able to do last year, as it stopped at the runner-up position for four weeks before falling down, and now it becomes their second chart topper. The other one was their second album “Smoke + Mirrors”, which makes it back to #13 this week. However, their biggest success so far still is their debut “Night Visions”, which is back at #11 this week.

Apart from these re-entries, there are also two new entries on the charts this week. American electronic duo Sofi Tukker has released their debut album called “Treehouse”, and while they have yet to get a Top10 entry on the singles charts, “Treehouse” immediately does it on the album charts as it arrives at #4. It’s followed by “PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I”, the latest release by Acapella band Pentatonix. With its arrival at #5 it becomes their fourth Top5 entry and fifth chart entry on the album charts overall, which makes the band one of a very few artists who have more entries on the album charts than on the singles charts.

The rest of the Top10: Cardi B gets a new peak as her “Invasion Of Privacy” rises 3-2, Auri are down 1-3 with their self-titled album, The Weeknd’s “My Dear Melancholy,” falls 2-6, the compilation for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 slips 5-7, Kacey Musgraves’ “Golden Hour” dips 7-8, Faun’s “XV – Best Of” is down 6-9 while Kylie Minogue’s “Golden” drops 4-10.

Three albums leave the upper half this week. Nightwish’s “Decades” (8-12) and Evanescence’ “Synthesis” (10-14) are two of them, the third is a rather interesting one, as it’s Brandi Carlile’s “By The Way, I Forgive You”. The set spent the last eight weeks in the upper half, being really stable, but it drops 9-15 out of a sudden now. Last thing worth a mention is something about “History” by Emmelie de Forest. The record dips 17-18 in its tenth week and goes Gold this week, becoming Emmelie’s first certified release in four years.
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1 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Evolve *G*
Chart Run: 2-2-2-2-3-5-7-11-14-16-19-Out-RE 17-12-16-15-18-Out-RE *1*- / 17w

2 (3) Cardi B – Invasion Of Privacy
Chart Run: 3-*2*- / 2w

3 (1) Auri – Auri
Chart Run: *1*-2-1-3- / 4w

4 (NEW) Sofi Tukker – Treehouse
Chart Run: *4*- / 1w

5 (NEW) Pentatonix – PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I
Chart Run: *5*- / 1w

6 (2) The Weeknd – My Dear Melancholy,
Chart Run: *1*-2-6- / 3w

7 (5) Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Chart Run: *5*-7- / 2w

8 (7) Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
Chart Run: *3*-7-8- / 3w

9 (6) Faun – XV - Best Of *G*
Chart Run: *4*-7-10-14-9-10-5-6-9- / 9w

10 (4) Kylie Minogue – Golden
Chart Run: *4*-10- / 2w

11 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Night Visions *P*
Chart Run: *4*-8-8-11-14-10-8-4-7-7-9-12-15-14-18-Out-RE 19-17-19-10-7-8-10-18-17-20-Out-RE 11- / 26w

12 (8) Nightwish – Decades
Chart Run: *1*-2-3-4-8-12- / 6w

13 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Smoke + Mirrors *G*
Chart Run: *1*-9-6-6-8-9-7-10-12-11-14-19-Out-RE 13- / 13w

14 (10) Evanescence – Synthesis *G*
Chart Run: 2-3-6-9-9-13-15-14-18-Out-RE 11-*1*-2-6-10-14- / 15w

15 (9) Brandi Carlile – By The Way, I Forgive You *G*
Chart Run: *1*-1-1-2-4-4-7-9-15- / 9w

16 (11) Hayley Kiyoko – Expectations
Chart Run: *9*-11-16- / 3w

17 (14) Beatrice Egli – Wohlfühlgarantie
Chart Run: *5*-6-10-14-17- / 5w

18 (17) Emmelie de Forest – History *G*
Chart Run: *2*-5-6-8-8-12-17-16-17-18- / 10w

19 (12) Evanescence – The Open Door
Chart Run: *3*-5-8-12-19- / 5w

20 (13) Leaves’ Eyes – Sign Of The Dragonhead *G*
Chart Run: *1*-1-1-1-3-6-9-12-13-15-18-14-13-20- / 14w


Out of Top20
Out (15) Rea Garvey – Neon (3w)
Out (16) Ashley Tisdale – Music Sessions, Vol. 1 EP *G* (8w)
Out (18) George Ezra – Staying At Tamara’s (3w)
Out (19) Lissie – Castles (3w)
Out (20) Lo & Leduc – Update 4.0 (5w)


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Postby Tansike » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:54 am

New certifications

GOLD
Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes [single]

Emmelie de Forest – History [album]

(these certifications were already added to the charts above)

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Postby JSparksFan » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:46 am

You know I love Carrie Underwood - she's my favourite country artist of all-time, and among my Top 10 favourite acts in music ever - but "Cry Pretty" is awful by her standards. I remember listening so intently to it that first day trying to salvage something from the wreckage, a lyric to latch onto, maybe a vocal moment to blast the disappointment of the overall track, but I found nothing. :(

I love the Imagine Dragons concert effect. Hope your mom enjoyed it as much as you did! "Whatever It Takes" is officially my favourite Imagine Dragons song, so great to have that one back at #2.

There's been a lot of new music from the likes of Nicki Minaj, Zayn, Florence + the Machine, and John Legend, with none of them releasing anything close to their best work, but maybe the best is still to come as they ready their new LPs.

1 (NEW) Carrie Underwood – Cry Pretty
2 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes *G*
4 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Radioactive *P*
5 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Believer
7 (3) Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends *G*
8 (NEW) Nicki Minaj – Chun-Li
9 (NEW) Nicki Minaj – Barbie Tingz
10 (2) The Weeknd – Call Out My Name
12 (5) Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss
13 (6) David Guetta & Sia – Flames
15 (13) Charlie Puth feat. Kehlani – Done For Me
16 (7) Louisa feat. 2 Chainz – YES
17 (12) Kacey Musgraves – High Horse
19 (8) Sam Smith feat. Logic – Pray
20 (NEW) Florence + The Machine – Sky Full Of Song
23 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Thunder
28 (9) John Legend feat. BloodPop – A Good Night
30 (21) Cardi B – Be Careful
31 (20) Taylor Swift – Delicate
32 (15) Shawn Mendes – In My Blood
33 (18) Evanescence – My Immortal
34 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Demons *G*
36 (RE) Imagine Dragons – On Top Of The World *G*
38 (23) Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
40 (NEW) Zayn – Let Me
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Postby heppolo » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:32 am

3 (10) Katja Krasavice – Dicke Lippen
Chart Run: 10-*3*- / 2w
This is embarrassing :lol:

18 (NEW) Sofi Tukker – Batshit
Chart Run: *18*- / 1w
This is a cute song
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Postby Tansike » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:23 am

JSparksFan wrote:You know I love Carrie Underwood - she's my favourite country artist of all-time, and among my Top 10 favourite acts in music ever - but "Cry Pretty" is awful by her standards. I remember listening so intently to it that first day trying to salvage something from the wreckage, a lyric to latch onto, maybe a vocal moment to blast the disappointment of the overall track, but I found nothing. :(

I love the Imagine Dragons concert effect. Hope your mom enjoyed it as much as you did! "Whatever It Takes" is officially my favourite Imagine Dragons song, so great to have that one back at #2.

There's been a lot of new music from the likes of Nicki Minaj, Zayn, Florence + the Machine, and John Legend, with none of them releasing anything close to their best work, but maybe the best is still to come as they ready their new LPs.

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Hmm... i totally get your point and to be honest, i'm also underwhelmed by "Cry Pretty". Especially after "Storyteller" had so many great offerings, "Cry Pretty" seems weak. It's still a good song though. The #1 debut on my charts is also due to weak competition; there may be a lot of things going on with the concert effect and other new arrivals, but the competition for the top spot was still quite inexistent and she basically did it with her name alone :oops:

Yes, she loved it! I didn't expect too much but they really slayed and gave such a brilliant show! "Whatever It Takes" is definitely a great pick - and while i still prefer "Radioactive" and "Warriors" overall, it's definitely the best single of "Evolve" (so far) :)

Agree, they all already did some better stuff, but especially Nicki's tracks are really enjoyable :)

heppolo wrote:3 (10) Katja Krasavice – Dicke Lippen
Chart Run: 10-*3*- / 2w
This is embarrassing :lol:

18 (NEW) Sofi Tukker – Batshit
Chart Run: *18*- / 1w
This is a cute song
No comment :lol: :oops:

Glad you're enjoying "Batshit" :)
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Postby Tansike » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:31 am

I'd like to give a short update on the poll i created a few weeks ago regarding the 'design' of my charts:

I'm very happy and excited to tell that i'm going to try something different for next week, so for week 17/2018. The difference won't be too big compared to how it's done now, but i'm absolutely excited nonetheless. I think the way i'll do it afterwards will be slightly more reader-friendly, but will also be slightly easier to do for me, so it could be a win-win situation for both parts.

I will start a new poll next thursday once the new charts will be posted and i would love to get a few feedbacks :)

Thanks for always reading/commeting/checking my charts - always really appreciated!
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Postby RalphyS » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:05 pm

It is Always strange to see how a concert visit changes your hitlist.

I visit a lot of concerts and mostly enjoy them (a lot), but there is no interaction between that and my hitlist (ok, maybe their current single could get a slight bump), You open the drawer of old songs from the band you visited and insert them into your list.
My list is (like most hitlists) the best of the current releases, and not an all-time list, so for me it would be strange to suddenly insert a whole lot of songs of a band I just saw (and if you visit between 50 and 150 concerts a year like me, the influence would be quite constant)!

I do make a list of best concerts I visited at the end of each year!

That said, you (and everyone) can ofcourse make their own hitlist, just how they see fit!

About Imagine Dragons, I saw them live twice before, great concerts, I do not like their current release 'Next to me'!
Their second album was a bit of a disappointment, but with Evolve they are really back!
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Postby Tansike » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:30 pm

^ thank you for your comment.

Actually, my list contains my most popular songs of the week or the songs which had the biggest impact on me during a week. Since i'm always creating a playlist of the setlists from concerts i attend, i also play them quite often and so i'm hearing them over and over again. This plus the excitement of the concert itself is always the reason why these concerts have such an influence on my charts.

Same thing could also happen with other events, but they would need a big impact on me and my daily life.

As someone who didn't see that many concerts yet and still don't visit concerts that often, something like a concert still as a huge influence on me and therefor also on my charts. If i would attend a concert like once a week or even more, it would most probably have no influence anymore. Same could happen in a few years, when attending concerts is nothing new or too exciting for me anymore.

I hope this makes sense :)

Glad to hear you also experienced Imagine Dragons live. They were so much better than i expected to be honest, so it may have been not the last time. I'm also not the biggest fan of "Next To Me", definitely one of their weaker singles to date... and i'm also agreeing with you when it comes to their albums :)
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Postby Magnus » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:35 pm

Carrie Underwood's new single didn't "get" me on the first listen, but well, it's Carrie so it will be getting a second chance for sure.

Have to check out this "Thick Lips" song, interesting comments on it... I'm prepared to hear something horrible though.

It seems the ESC collection is doing worse this year than the years before, or am I wrong (too lazy to go back and check)? I did my traditional "blind" listening of all the entries today; hadn't heard any of the songs before except the Swedish one. Although I was able to figure one out from seeing the title here before (it drops off your chart this week). I'm actually listening to one of the entries on repeat right now, still haven't checked country/artist/title but this song is a true standout not just by how much I like it but in style compared to the others. If you reply to this comment don't tell me which one it is though! I plan to wait up to a week before I check. (Only after that will I start checking and commenting in the ESC threads.)

Edit: I realized while listening to the ESC entries how cool it would be if all of my hearing new songs for the first time was "blind", so now that I will no longer be posting my weekly chart here I am seriously thinking about spending a week programming an "AI" that will find the new songs I'm likely to like, replace artist and title with just an id number and also take care of the stuff I now have to do manually (such as registering the songs in my database) so that I can just hit play on my phone when I'm out walking. Then I can have weeks of "unbiased" listening before the identity is revealed, and the stuff I don't like I could even delete without ever knowing what it was. This might be the (only?) thing that will revive my interest in new music.
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Postby SummerPeur » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:53 am

Sometimes I think I know your music taste a bit Tansike and then you completely surprise me hahaha :oops: :lol:

I'm a little surprised to not see Golden from Kylie really clicking with you much. Not even to see 1 song make a bit of a dent on your chart apart from Dancing's small traction.

I would of expected Cardi B to debut high on the album charts, however to remain consistent the week after I did not (i expected it to fall quite harshly). :lol:

But at least you're keeping me on my toes!!!

Carrie's song Cry Pretty debuting @ #1 is also a suprise (this time in a nice way :) ).

+ I LOVEEEEEE the Imagine Dragons re-enter with Whatever It Takes 8-)
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Postby luckyONE » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:50 am

good to see "Evolve" finally reaching the top of the charts, their best album so far IMO.

i recently updated my "decade to date" album charts as "evovle" dropped off my weekly charts and it's in the Top 20 and the highest charting album by a band (or male artist). :o it was definitely a highlight of 2017 for me.
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Postby Tansike » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:37 am

Magnus wrote:Carrie Underwood's new single didn't "get" me on the first listen, but well, it's Carrie so it will be getting a second chance for sure.

Have to check out this "Thick Lips" song, interesting comments on it... I'm prepared to hear something horrible though.

It seems the ESC collection is doing worse this year than the years before, or am I wrong (too lazy to go back and check)? I did my traditional "blind" listening of all the entries today; hadn't heard any of the songs before except the Swedish one. Although I was able to figure one out from seeing the title here before (it drops off your chart this week). I'm actually listening to one of the entries on repeat right now, still haven't checked country/artist/title but this song is a true standout not just by how much I like it but in style compared to the others. If you reply to this comment don't tell me which one it is though! I plan to wait up to a week before I check. (Only after that will I start checking and commenting in the ESC threads.)

Edit: I realized while listening to the ESC entries how cool it would be if all of my hearing new songs for the first time was "blind", so now that I will no longer be posting my weekly chart here I am seriously thinking about spending a week programming an "AI" that will find the new songs I'm likely to like, replace artist and title with just an id number and also take care of the stuff I now have to do manually (such as registering the songs in my database) so that I can just hit play on my phone when I'm out walking. Then I can have weeks of "unbiased" listening before the identity is revealed, and the stuff I don't like I could even delete without ever knowing what it was. This might be the (only?) thing that will revive my interest in new music.
I'm having a similar feeling, but with a few more spins i have to say "Cry Pretty" is definitely not a weak song. I still expected more from her and i hope the next one will be better.

It is horrible :lol: But a huge guilty pleasure for me at the moment :oops:

No, you’re absolutely right when it comes tot he ESC compilation. So far, I’m not into ESC at all. However, I still ordered the physical CD as well and try to get more into the tracks later today. 2018 is the first compilation of the contest to not debut inside the Top3, so going down 5-7 in its second week is pretty bad. Though I have to say that there are currently quite a lot albums out which I enjoy a lot, so the competition also seems bigger than usual in this time of the year.

Also, I also only listened to them ‘blind’ except a few entries which I already heard previously and therefor also appeared on my charts in the past few weeks (won’t write the names now :wink: ). But there was a Playlist on Apple Music and you can’t see the name of the countries there, so I listened to the entries that way. Maybe the compilation will do better once I know which song belongs to which country. It’s actually way more interesting that way… I’m already excited to find out which song belongs to which country!

Oh this sounds very interesting. Well, the part with listening to tracks blind, not the one with stopping your charts on here. But I already read that you will stop with it on your charts last week, have to comment there soon :wink:
I can really see that this may make things way more interesting… I don’t know how biased you are, but personally I’m always quite biased towards a few artists (in both directions though) so doing it that way may be a cool thing to do…
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Postby Tansike » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:43 am

SummerPeur wrote:Sometimes I think I know your music taste a bit Tansike and then you completely surprise me hahaha :oops: :lol:

I'm a little surprised to not see Golden from Kylie really clicking with you much. Not even to see 1 song make a bit of a dent on your chart apart from Dancing's small traction.

I would of expected Cardi B to debut high on the album charts, however to remain consistent the week after I did not (i expected it to fall quite harshly). :lol:

But at least you're keeping me on my toes!!!

Carrie's song Cry Pretty debuting @ #1 is also a suprise (this time in a nice way :) ).

+ I LOVEEEEEE the Imagine Dragons re-enter with Whatever It Takes 8-)
Hahaha :oops: :lol: :oops:

Well, I really have to admit that Kylie never really got my attention. “Golden” is only the second album from hers that I fully checked out, with the first being “Kiss Me Once”, and that one made a very bad performance on my charts (#11 peak), so “Golden” is already a success for her here :oops:
As for the singles, I think they’re a bit too simple and I would love if she releases “Golden” or “Rollin’”, they’re the two highlights for me so far.

That’s an album I’m surprised by myself, as I never expected it to enjoy so much! Could be my urban highlight of 2018 :oops:

:D

Glad to hear that about Carrie. Same for Imagine Dragons <3

luckyONE wrote:good to see "Evolve" finally reaching the top of the charts, their best album so far IMO.

i recently updated my "decade to date" album charts as "evovle" dropped off my weekly charts and it's in the Top 20 and the highest charting album by a band (or male artist). :o it was definitely a highlight of 2017 for me.
I agree! But we already talked about that on my YEC charts and I’m glad there are a few people who think that way :cool:

Wow, this is really impressive :o Definitely well deserved!
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Postby phoenix98 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:50 pm

Tansike wrote:I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who loves doing ‘nothing’ every now and then :lol:
Ah yeah, I’m very happy to have the freedom to visit UKMix at work as well so I’m often doing stuff here while I’m at work, and don’t even do that many things at home. Otherwise I wouldn’t be as active as I am now.

Oh wow, this actually happens with me as well. Well, in ‘normal’ playthroughs of course. But if one of my team member dies, I’m always feeling less connected, and actually also feel so sorry for it :oops: It’s interesting how one connects with the own team so much. No, Lavender Town was no problem at all. But I completely forgot the storyline so at first I forgot that I need to visit Celadon City first before doing Lavender Town. Also, I completely forgot how to pick up a bike so I only got it now :lol:

True about the moves, that’s probably the only negative thing about the first gens. At least to me, as the graphics never bothered me and I still love the storyline. Yes! I still remember how much Razor Leaf slayed back when I played the first gen for the first few times and with later gens I was always disappointed that it’s not even that strong :lol:
Ha, yeah, that makes perfect sense: UKMIX can be quite nice for killing time/a fun distraction at work - but at home, where's there's so many other options for leisure activities (including just lounging around), it has a hard time keeping my focus for long. :lol:

Damn, all that walking around Kanto without the bike must've felt so sluggish :lol: I often forget that we didn't have the option to run until Gen III! I hear you with the old graphics. A big part of the fun of revisiting the older games is seeing all those classic attack animations again!

Tansike wrote:No :) To be fair, I never drank that much that I got drunk-drunk. Just tipsy. But I’ve never been someone who goes out often and drinks much, so yeah… and now that I’m slowly getting there, there’s barely someone to join me! :cry:

It really is. Also, I LOOOVE to cuddle :oops:
Is your partner not much of a drinker either?

YEEESSSS! But are you big spoon, or little spoon...? ;)

Tansike wrote:Yes, definitely! There’s a new example now; “Cry Pretty” by Carrie Underwood. It’s been #1 on US iTunes for like four or five days now yet it only appeared in the Spotify Top200 for one day and already left them :roll:
**Fingers crossed** that "No Tears Left To Cry" doesn't become yet anther example! :cry: :cry: :cry:

Tansike wrote:So her previous stuff is more happy? Because I was surprised as well how slow & sad the songs on “Golden Hour” sound, and since it’s my first record from her I have no idea how her previous stuff sounded like. But I’m liking that sound, she’s doing a great job and critics also love it a lot. I hope it’s the latter for you, a grower :wink:
Hmmm...I wouldn't say "happy" necessarily, but her songs that I did know/loved the most were more...sassy, snarky almost? They had a bit of a bite/attitude to them (like "High Horse"). My absolute favorite (and one of my absolute favorite songs from any artist, not just Kacey) is "Follow Your Arrow."

Tansike wrote:Hmm… that must be Björk’s “The Gate”, which left the charts after three weeks (2-20-40-Out) last year. Aura’s “Love Somebody” made 2-9-15-26-Out in 2016, Avril’s “Hello Kitty” (2-14-20-33-Out) and Christina Perri’s “Human” (2-12-16-31-Out) also only made four weeks in 2014… these are the shortest staying #2 hits during the Top40 era.
Good to know that even if "Dancing" had never re-entered, it still wouldn't have held that unfortunate record. Phew! :lol: @ "Hello Kitty" being among the fastest-falling No. 2's ever! It's actually one of my fastest-falling No. 1's ever: *1* - 12 - OUT - 6 - OUT :oops:

Tansike wrote:I’m not surprised, as there was zero promo plus it’s already the fourth single of an album which basically died weeks ago. A shame, as it deserved much more. Guess the chances for “Seeing Blind” to be a single are zero now :cry:
Yeah, I'm not surprised that it didn't become another "Slow Hands" for him, but I'm surprised that it did SO much worse than the first three singles, especially in places like the UK (where the first three all went Top 30, then it hit No. 94) and Australia (where the first three all went Top 20, then it didn't even chart). :x

Tansike wrote:he can top something else for me :P :oops: :lol: Sorry, I had to come up with this!! :lol: Eh… Drake is so mediocre lately, so I completely agree with you. He just announced a new album for June and I’m afraid the charts will be FULL of Drake then and I’m already annoyed now :roll: Don’t get the fuss about him. “God’s Plan” made it to #26 here, but only stayed in the Top40 for that one week.
:o Well, based on that first bit, you do get SOME of the fuss about him... ;) (and I'm completely with you there! #daddydrake)

Tansike wrote:1 (NEW) Carrie Underwood – Cry Pretty
2 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes *G*
4 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Radioactive *P*
5 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Believer
6 (1) Auri – The Space Between
7 (3) Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends *G*
10 (2) The Weeknd – Call Out My Name
11 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Next To Me
12 (5) Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss
13 (6) David Guetta & Sia – Flames
14 (4) RuPaul feat. Kennedy Davenport, Shangela, BeBe Zahara Benet & Trixie Mattel – Kitty Girl
15 (13) Charlie Puth feat. Kehlani – Done For Me
16 (7) Louisa feat. 2 Chainz – YES
17 (12) Kacey Musgraves – High Horse
19 (8) Sam Smith feat. Logic – Pray
22 (19) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) – Crash And Burn
23 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Thunder
25 (14) Lo & Leduc – 079
26 (17) Halsey feat. Big Sean & Stefflon Don – Alone
31 (20) Taylor Swift – Delicate
32 (15) Shawn Mendes – In My Blood
34 (RE) Imagine Dragons – Demons *G*
36 (RE) Imagine Dragons – On Top Of The World *G*
39 (RE) Imagine Dragons – I Bet My Life
40 (NEW) Zayn – Let Me
• "Cry Pretty" hasn't really hooked me yet - but I'm liking it more than "The Champion," at least! :wink:
• Lovin' that massive concert effect! Looks like it still couldn't truly redeem "Next To Me," though :lol: Did anyone join you at this show? (Did Dan lose his shirt at any point...?)
• So the "Alone" video effect ends up being...it dropping out of the Top 20. :cry: :cry: :cry:
• I'm pretty pleased with "Let Me," but it's a tad too mellow/laid-back to really stand out from all the other music that's grabbing my attention lately (like Golden and Golden Hour).

Yet another gorgeous chart, Tansike! :D
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Postby Tansike » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:21 am

phoenix98 wrote:Ha, yeah, that makes perfect sense: UKMIX can be quite nice for killing time/a fun distraction at work - but at home, where's there's so many other options for leisure activities (including just lounging around), it has a hard time keeping my focus for long. :lol:

Damn, all that walking around Kanto without the bike must've felt so sluggish :lol: I often forget that we didn't have the option to run until Gen III! I hear you with the old graphics. A big part of the fun of revisiting the older games is seeing all those classic attack animations again!
Definitely! Also, I have to admit that I’m probably a little bit too obsessed with UKMix so I couldn’t live without it the whole day anyway :oops: But yeah, it’s something different when being at home. I think it also depends on the job – I’m usually at the computer the whole day so I’m happier when I don’t need to be on the computer or phone for too long when I’m at home.

It wasn’t even that bad :lol:

phoenix98 wrote:Is your partner not much of a drinker either?

YEEESSSS! But are you big spoon, or little spoon...? ;)
It depends. He doesn’t go out that often anymore but if he does, he doesn’t say no to a few drinks.

I prefer being the big spoon, don’t like being the little one. But there are also other ways to cuddle, like something similar to a hug, and there I enjoy being the ‘little’ one, if that makes sense :oops: What about you? :P

phoenix98 wrote: **Fingers crossed** that "No Tears Left To Cry" doesn't become yet anther example! :cry: :cry: :cry:
It looks like it won’t be another example – thank god! :D :cry:

phoenix98 wrote:Hmmm...I wouldn't say "happy" necessarily, but her songs that I did know/loved the most were more...sassy, snarky almost? They had a bit of a bite/attitude to them (like "High Horse"). My absolute favorite (and one of my absolute favorite songs from any artist, not just Kacey) is "Follow Your Arrow."
Ah okay. I’ll check that one out asap (as I’m at work right now and can’t do it at the moment…)
Now that I was thinking about it, I’m pretty sure I’ve already heard her song “Biscuits”, if that’s the name…

phoenix98 wrote:Good to know that even if "Dancing" had never re-entered, it still wouldn't have held that unfortunate record. Phew! :lol: @ "Hello Kitty" being among the fastest-falling No. 2's ever! It's actually one of my fastest-falling No. 1's ever: *1* - 12 - OUT - 6 - OUT :oops:
Yeah, Kylie was lucky there :lol: Oh wow, what a coincidence! I guess the video had an amazing first week effect on both of us? Or was the video effect the re-entry at #6 and the album release pushed it to #1 on your charts?
Looking back I think it actually didn’t deserve to fall so fast on my charts…

phoenix98 wrote:Yeah, I'm not surprised that it didn't become another "Slow Hands" for him, but I'm surprised that it did SO much worse than the first three singles, especially in places like the UK (where the first three all went Top 30, then it hit No. 94) and Australia (where the first three all went Top 20, then it didn't even chart). :x
To be fair, “Too Much To Ask” already was a big flop, wasn’t it? I think it only peaked high in the first week but had no longevity at all, at least from what I remember. It basically had the usual One Direction-boost in the first week like all members who tend to debut high, but once the fanbase bought their stuff the tracks fall down fast if they don’t click with the general public. And on “On The Loose”, the fanbase already had it through the album…

phoenix98 wrote: :o Well, based on that first bit, you do get SOME of the fuss about him... ;) (and I'm completely with you there! #daddydrake)
:lol: Okay, you got me! But I don’t get the fuss about him when it comes to the music! :lol:
:P

phoenix98 wrote:• "Cry Pretty" hasn't really hooked me yet - but I'm liking it more than "The Champion," at least! :wink:
• Lovin' that massive concert effect! Looks like it still couldn't truly redeem "Next To Me," though :lol: Did anyone join you at this show? (Did Dan lose his shirt at any point...?)
• So the "Alone" video effect ends up being...it dropping out of the Top 20. :cry: :cry: :cry:
• I'm pretty pleased with "Let Me," but it's a tad too mellow/laid-back to really stand out from all the other music that's grabbing my attention lately (like Golden and Golden Hour).

Yet another gorgeous chart, Tansike! :D
Oh that’s good to hear! “Cry Pretty” is definitely not her best work and my expectations were so big, especially after the amazing “Storyteller”, and she didn’t reach them with that song, but it’s still good for what it is and I hope it does well for her.

Glad you love that concert effect! “Next To Me” is a cute ballad and the performance was quite good, though it’s definitely one of their weakest singles ever…
Yes, my mom joined me. And… believe it or not, but I was hoping to see him shirtless and… he was shirtless for around 2/3 of the night :o He only had something on for the first few songs and put it off afterwards… definitely a highlight of the night :cry:

I’m simply over Halsey at the moment. I played the album so much last year. Even “Strangers” wouldn’t be a big hit if it’s getting released right now…

Kinda agree on “Let Me”. It’s in a similar category like Drake’s tracks lately for example. Okay to listen to but nothing more…

Thank you :)
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Postby Magnus » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:36 pm

Oh, Kylie's new album is urban? Guess I won't even have to think about checking it out then (maybe just that "Raining Glitter" song...). I like her stuff from the '80s (although not quite as much as I did a long time ago) but could never get into her later stuff, except the odd song or two. (The word "urban" also just makes me think of Urban Bäckström, former Swedish central bank governor :lol: .)

Tansike wrote:It is horrible :lol: But a huge guilty pleasure for me at the moment :oops:
Ha ha, ok :) . (Still haven't listened to it.)

Tansike wrote:No, you’re absolutely right when it comes tot he ESC compilation. So far, I’m not into ESC at all. However, I still ordered the physical CD as well and try to get more into the tracks later today. 2018 is the first compilation of the contest to not debut inside the Top3, so going down 5-7 in its second week is pretty bad. Though I have to say that there are currently quite a lot albums out which I enjoy a lot, so the competition also seems bigger than usual in this time of the year.

Also, I also only listened to them ‘blind’ except a few entries which I already heard previously and therefor also appeared on my charts in the past few weeks (won’t write the names now :wink: ). But there was a Playlist on Apple Music and you can’t see the name of the countries there, so I listened to the entries that way. Maybe the compilation will do better once I know which song belongs to which country. It’s actually way more interesting that way… I’m already excited to find out which song belongs to which country!
Interesting. Yeah, in this case it would still be pretty "blind" even when knowing the artists and titles, because most artists are unknown to us anyway. Don't really know why I hide the titles too, been doing this since 2005 (or was it 2004?) so haven't thought about it, probably because it was technically easier that way.

I have found more songs I like; probably enough that I will rate this ESC year as stronger than 2014-2016, although this may change when I see the performances. One of my new favourites has lyrics in French and no other entry has so I assume it's France's entry, although of course it could be Belgium or Switzerland (or even Austria :wink: ). Another one is the song that already had success on your chart, "Monsters" (especially like her voice in the beginning), and two more I can't guess which country they belong to, possible titles are "Come and Take Me" (or "Lost and Found", or "Go Deeper") and "Higher Ground" (or "Freeze the Arrow"). Rarely have I been able to correctly guess the countries, or guesses I was pretty sure about turned out completely wrong (for example, in 2013 I thought Moldova was Italy...). I've gotten better at identifying the languages (for example telling Slovene apart from Croatian/Serbian) but that doesn't help much when so many songs are in English.

I'm also curious to find out more about the song that was truly, absolutely super annoying, possibly one of the ten worst songs I've ever heard. Thankfully right now I don't even remember any of the lyrics. And of course it will be interesting to see which your favourites are (in addition to"Monsters")!

Tansike wrote:Oh this sounds very interesting. Well, the part with listening to tracks blind, not the one with stopping your charts on here. But I already read that you will stop with it on your charts last week, have to comment there soon :wink:
I can really see that this may make things way more interesting… I don’t know how biased you are, but personally I’m always quite biased towards a few artists (in both directions though) so doing it that way may be a cool thing to do…
I've had this idea before, but apart from being technically quite difficult (that's why I predict it will take an entire week, which probably means it will end up taking at least three weeks...) it was also "incompatible" with posting my chart here because how could I post it if I don't even know the artists and titles... I'm not saying this is the main reason I decided to stop but it has some small part in it. Right now the weather is way too nice and I'm also too caught up in something else (trying to make some money...) so I guess it won't happen until autumn. Maybe I will test with a "half-blind" variant, where I still have to add the songs manually but the title and artist info is then removed; this way I will remember some songs but most likely not all. This sort of already happened in the past when I had added a lot of songs and then listened in the kitchen or somewhere else where I couldn't see the info about the song. For example, I think I listened at least ten times to "Next Boyfriend" before checking/realizing it was Lauren Alaina. And of course a long long long time ago when I heard songs on the radio and they weren't always announced afterwards. (I still have a few totally unidentified songs in my database, including one among the top 1000 most played!)
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Magnus wrote:Oh, Kylie's new album is urban? Guess I won't even have to think about checking it out then (maybe just that "Raining Glitter" song...). I like her stuff from the '80s (although not quite as much as I did a long time ago) but could never get into her later stuff, except the odd song or two. (The word "urban" also just makes me think of Urban Bäckström, former Swedish central bank governor :lol: .)
What? Nooo… Kylie’s new album is pop with a little bit of country influence. I guess you’re asking because of my reply to Summer’s post? The part with ‘urban album of the year’ belonged to Cardi B.

Magnus wrote:Ha ha, ok :) . (Still haven't listened to it.)
Honestly, you don’t miss much there! :lol:

Magnus wrote:Interesting. Yeah, in this case it would still be pretty "blind" even when knowing the artists and titles, because most artists are unknown to us anyway. Don't really know why I hide the titles too, been doing this since 2005 (or was it 2004?) so haven't thought about it, probably because it was technically easier that way.

I have found more songs I like; probably enough that I will rate this ESC year as stronger than 2014-2016, although this may change when I see the performances. One of my new favourites has lyrics in French and no other entry has so I assume it's France's entry, although of course it could be Belgium or Switzerland (or even Austria :wink: ). Another one is the song that already had success on your chart, "Monsters" (especially like her voice in the beginning), and two more I can't guess which country they belong to, possible titles are "Come and Take Me" (or "Lost and Found", or "Go Deeper") and "Higher Ground" (or "Freeze the Arrow"). Rarely have I been able to correctly guess the countries, or guesses I was pretty sure about turned out completely wrong (for example, in 2013 I thought Moldova was Italy...). I've gotten better at identifying the languages (for example telling Slovene apart from Croatian/Serbian) but that doesn't help much when so many songs are in English.

I'm also curious to find out more about the song that was truly, absolutely super annoying, possibly one of the ten worst songs I've ever heard. Thankfully right now I don't even remember any of the lyrics. And of course it will be interesting to see which your favourites are (in addition to"Monsters")!
It probably also depends on how much someone follows the whole contest. This year, I didn’t bother that much about following the pre-selections, the updates on Facebook & Co., which is why I’m not familiar with the artists, song titles and to which country they belong to.

Ah that’s nice to hear. So far, there’s a chance that this year may be better than 2017 for me, but 2012-2016 will be difficult to beat as I loved them so much and still see them as my favorite years. Haha, yeah, since Austria went with a song in French I guess it could be every country which tries it out, since Zoe was so successful last year. [edit: Oh wait, that was already in 2016! Only shows how fast I already forgot about last year :oops: ]
I’m glad to hear that “Monsters” seems to be one of your favorite ones so far – if it’s really that one, of course! As for the others, I have no idea… I’m absolutely not familiar with the song titles so far except a very few songs.
Speaking about language… it depends. Since so many tracks are in English it makes it more interesting to listen to them blindly and don’t know which song belongs to which country, as otherwise it would be much easier to guess…

I think I know which song you could mean as there’s one which people either love or absolutely hate. I quite like it, if it’s really that one…

Magnus wrote:I've had this idea before, but apart from being technically quite difficult (that's why I predict it will take an entire week, which probably means it will end up taking at least three weeks...) it was also "incompatible" with posting my chart here because how could I post it if I don't even know the artists and titles... I'm not saying this is the main reason I decided to stop but it has some small part in it. Right now the weather is way too nice and I'm also too caught up in something else (trying to make some money...) so I guess it won't happen until autumn. Maybe I will test with a "half-blind" variant, where I still have to add the songs manually but the title and artist info is then removed; this way I will remember some songs but most likely not all. This sort of already happened in the past when I had added a lot of songs and then listened in the kitchen or somewhere else where I couldn't see the info about the song. For example, I think I listened at least ten times to "Next Boyfriend" before checking/realizing it was Lauren Alaina. And of course a long long long time ago when I heard songs on the radio and they weren't always announced afterwards. (I still have a few totally unidentified songs in my database, including one among the top 1000 most played!)
Ah sounds good. So I hope you will find the time to try this out and I also hope that it works out for you and you’ll get your interest in music back, as that’s you thought behind all of this if I understood you correctly?! The last sentence with the radio is actually a good one, because back in the days that was the usual way to discover new songs and artists, and usually you didn’t know who it was. You only heard the song, liked or disliked it and afterwards you found out who it was. And if it was an amazing song by someone you were already familiar with, you were like ‘ohh that’s him/her!’. It really made things more… interesting? Today it has become so easy to check everything out you want, and you’re biased towards an artist so fast. If someone disliked a song by an artist, it’s already pretty clear they won’t check that artist out more. At least that’s how I perceive it.
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