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Postby cheapthrills » Thu May 03, 2018 2:16 am

Oh this is interesting. Been catching up on Glee? :)
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Postby JSparksFan » Fri May 04, 2018 4:49 am

cheapthrills wrote:Oh this is interesting. Been catching up on Glee? :)
Yes! I never finished watching the final season, so I'm doing that now. I feel 13 again. :cry:
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Postby JSparksFan » Fri May 04, 2018 4:57 am

Thursday's Top 20 (May 3rd)

01.(05) Glee Cast - Thriller/Heads Will Roll (Greatest Gainer)
02.(NE) Céline Dion - Ashes (Highest Debut)
03.(RE) Kylie Minogue - Live a Little (Best Comeback)
04.(RE) Janet Jackson - Velvet Rope
05.(NE) Florence + the Machine - Hunger
06.(RE) Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
07.(RE) Kyie Minogue - Raining Glitter
08.(RE) Sara Bareilles - I Choose You
09.(NE) Shawn Mendes - Youth (feat. Khalid)
10.(RE) Janet Jackson - Could This Be Love
11.(03) Glee Cast - Defying Gravity (Biggest Free Faller)
12.(RE) Britney Spears - Man on the Moon
13.(RE) Janet Jackson - I Get Lonely
14.(10) Katharine McPhee - Had It All
15.(16) Glee Cast - Survivor/I Will Survive
16.(NE) Sia, Diplo, & Labrinth - Genius
17.(NE) Christina Aguilera - Accelerate (feat. 2 Chainz & Ty Dolla $ign)
18.(RE) Janet Jackson - I'm Here
19.(RE) Glee Cast - Gives You Hell
20.(RE) Janet Jackson - One More Chance
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Postby Spartan » Fri May 04, 2018 8:47 pm

Decent #1, not my favourite mash-up fo theirs but still good.
Like the songs by Shawn and Fleetwood Mac too.
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Postby JSparksFan » Sat May 05, 2018 3:43 am

Spartan wrote:Decent #1, not my favourite mash-up fo theirs but still good.
Like the songs by Shawn and Fleetwood Mac too.
I enjoy it a lot more now than I did back then. It was an ingenious mash-up, though I'd agree that "Rumour Has It/Someone Like You" and "Survivor/I Will Survive".

Glad you like the other tracks. One of them will be #1 today. :D
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Postby SummerPeur » Sat May 05, 2018 3:47 am

JSparksFan wrote:14.(10) Katharine McPhee - Had It All
Fantastic artist! Great to see her here. Wish she had a better career (music wise).
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Postby JSparksFan » Sat May 05, 2018 3:51 am

SummerPeur wrote:
JSparksFan wrote:14.(10) Katharine McPhee - Had It All
Fantastic artist! Great to see her here. Wish she had a better career (music wise).
Agreed! She's one of the most talented acts to have ever graced American Idol. "Had It All" is my favourite post-Idol song from her.
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Postby JSparksFan » Sat May 05, 2018 3:52 am

Friday's Top 20 (May 4th)

01.(09) Shawn Mendes - Youth (feat. Khalid)
02.(05) Florence + the Machine - Hunger
03.(13) Janet Jackson - I Get Lonely (Greatest Gainer)
04.(RE) Jason Mraz - Have It All (Best Comeback)
05.(RE) Janet Jackson - Thinkin' Bout My Ex
06.(RE) Janet Jackson - BURNITUP! (feat. Missy Elliott)
07.(RE) Janet Jackson - Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)
08.(RE) Janet Jackson - When We Oooo
09.(RE) Janet Jackson - Luv
10.(02) Céline Dion - Ashes (Biggest Free Faller)
11.(RE) Aloe Blacc - Brooklyn in the Summer
12.(RE) Janet Jackson - No Sleeep
13.(RE) Mika - Rain
14.(NE) Glee Cast - Arthur's Theme (Highest Debut)
15.(17) Christina Aguilera - Accelerate (feat. 2 Chainz & Ty Dolla $ign)
16.(RE) Ariana Grande - No Tears Left to Cry
17.(RE) Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
18.(NE) Sting - Fields of Gold
19.(NE) The Bangles - Eternal Flame
20.(RE) Janelle Monáe - I Like That
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Postby JSparksFan » Sun May 06, 2018 4:21 am

Saturday's Top 20 (May 5th)

01.(RE) Glee Cast - Rumour Has It/Someone Like You (Best Comeback)
02.(01) Shawn Mendes - Youth (feat. Khalid)
03.(RE) Janet Jackson - Feedback
04.(RE) Glee Cast - Survivor/I Will Survive
05.(RE) Glee Cast - Thriller/Heads Will Roll
06.(RE) Katharine McPhee - Had It All
07.(RE) Glee Cast - Locked Out of Heaven
08.(10) Céline Dion - Ashes
09.(15) Christina Aguilera - Accelerate (feat. 2 Chainz & Ty Dolla $ign) (Greatest Gainer)
10.(RE) Glee Cast - The Scientist
11.(RE) Janelle Monáe - Crazy, Classic, Life
12.(NE) Glee Cast - Listen to Your Heart (Highest Debut)
13.(RE) Glee Cast - Defying Gravity
14.(RE) Glee Cast - Don't Stop Believin'
15.(NE) Glee Cast - I Lived
16.(RE) Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen
17.(RE) Glee Cast - Bust Your Windows
18.(RE) Janet Jackson - If It Takes All Night
19.(RE) Janet Jackson - If
20.(02) Florence + the Machine - Hunger (Biggest Free Faller)
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Postby JSparksFan » Mon May 07, 2018 5:13 am

Sunday's Top 20 (May 6th)

01.(RE) Lady Gaga - The Cure (Best Comeback)
02.(RE) En Vogue - Rocket
03.(RE) Sugababes - Follow Me Home
04.(RE) Lady Gaga - Dance in the Dark
05.(RE) Hurts - Wonderful Life
06.(RE) Lady Gaga - Hair
07.(RE) Jason Mraz - The Remedy (I Won't Worry)
08.(RE) Madonna - Deeper and Deeper
09.(RE) Janet Jackson - I Get Lonely
10.(RE) Madonna - Nothing Really Matters
11.(RE) Stokley - Organic
12.(19) Janet Jackson - If (Greatest Gainer)
13.(RE) Katy Perry - Rise
14.(NE) Foo Fighters - Learn to Fly (Highest Debut)
15.(RE) Madonna - Love Profusion
16.(RE) The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men
17.(RE) Whitney Houston - I Learned from the Best
18.(RE) Lady Gaga - Just Dance (feat. Colby O'Donis)
19.(07) Glee Cast - Locked Out of Heaven
20.(02) Shawn Mendes - Youth (feat. Khalid) (Biggest Free Faller)
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Postby JSparksFan » Wed May 09, 2018 3:38 am

Tuesday's Top 20 (May 8th)

01.(RE) Janet Jackson - Discipline (Best Comeback)
02.(RE) Céline Dion - Ashes
03.(RE) Janet Jackson - Doesn't Really Matter
04.(RE) Florence + the Machine - Hunger
05.(RE) Janet Jackson - So Excited (feat. Khia)
06.(RE) Janet Jackson - Damita Jo
07.(RE) Janet Jackson - Come Back to Me
08.(RE) Janet Jackson - You Need Me
09.(RE) Usher - Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)
10.(RE) Lady Gaga - So Happy I Could Die
11.(RE) Mariah Carey - Heartbreaker (feat. Jay-Z)
12.(06) Lady Gaga - Hair (Biggest Free Faller)
13.(RE) Beyoncé - All I Could Do Was Cry
14.(RE) P!nk - Are We All We Are
15.(RE) Janelle Monáe - I Like That
16.(RE) The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar - Pray for Me
17.(RE) Train - 50 Ways to Say Goodbye
18.(RE) Katy Perry - Roulette
19.(RE) Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
20.(RE) Janet Jackson - Dream Street
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Postby JSparksFan » Thu May 10, 2018 5:08 am

Wednesday's Top 20 (May 9th)

01.(15) Janelle Monáe - I Like That (Greatest Gainer)
02.(RE) Janet Jackson - Love Will Never Do (Without You) (Best Comeback)
03.(RE) Janelle Monáe - Americans
04.(RE) Janet Jackson - You Want This
05.(RE) Adele - Melt My Heart to Stone
06.(RE) Rita Ora - Anywhere
07.(RE) Janet Jackson - That's the Way Love Goes
08.(RE) Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
09.(RE) Ariana Grande - Honeymoon Avenue
10.(RE) Janet Jackson - You
11.(RE) Janet Jackson - Dream Street
12.(RE) Lana Del Rey - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
13.(RE) Rita Ora - I Will Never Let You Down
14.(RE) Janelle Monáe - Crazy, Classic, Life
15.(RE) Lana Del Rey - Freak
16.(RE) Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place
17.(03) Janet Jackson - Doesn't Really Matter (Biggest Free Faller)
18.(RE) Destiny's Child - Lose My Breath
19.(RE) Ariana Grande - Break Free (feat. Zedd)
20.(RE) Janelle Monáe - Cold War
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Postby JSparksFan » Fri May 11, 2018 12:48 am

Thursday's Top 20 (May 10th)

01.(14) Janelle Monáe - Crazy, Classic, Life (Greatest Gainer)
02.(NE) K-Ci & JoJo - Tell Me It's Real (Highest Debut)
03.(RE) Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen (Best Comeback)
04.(RE) Jennifer Lopez - Waiting for Tonight
05.(RE) Beyoncé - I Was Here
06.(RE) Jill Scott - Golden
07.(RE) Jennifer Lopez - If You Had My Love
08.(RE) Britney Spears - (You Drive Me) Crazy
09.(RE) Ariana Grande - Let Me Love You (feat. Lil Wayne)
10.(NE) Garbage - When I Grow Up
11.(NE) Backstreet Boys - Larger Than Life
12.(NE) Sheryl Crow - Anything but Down
13.(NE) Alanis Morissette - Joining You
14.(NE) Five - Keep on Movin'
15.(RE) Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten
16.(RE) Rihanna - Music of the Sun
17.(RE) Britt Nicole - Gold
18.(11) Janet Jackson - Dream Street (Biggest Free Faller)
19.(RE) Portugal. The Man - Modern Jesus
20.(NE) 6lack - One Way (feat. T-Pain)
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Postby cheapthrills » Fri May 11, 2018 2:44 am

It is so nice to see Janelle back :cry:

This is the least Janet I've seen on the chart in awhile.
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Postby SummerPeur » Fri May 11, 2018 2:47 am

JSparksFan wrote:Wednesday's Top 20 (May 9th)
09.(RE) Ariana Grande - Honeymoon Avenue
LOVEEEEE HMA. I wish she did more of this style.

JSparksFan wrote:Thursday's Top 20 (May 10th)
15.(RE) Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten
17.(RE) Britt Nicole - Gold
Unwritten....my gosh the memories associated with that song. Also the memories it brings back of being young and watching 'The Hills' religiously and wishing my life was as exciting as theirs :lol:

Fantastic to see Gold get some love! <3
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Postby Benny » Fri May 11, 2018 8:13 pm

02.(NE) K-Ci & JoJo - Tell Me It's Real (Highest Debut)
03.(RE) Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen (Best Comeback)
04.(RE) Jennifer Lopez - Waiting for Tonight
08.(RE) Britney Spears - (You Drive Me) Crazy
11.(NE) Backstreet Boys - Larger Than Life
13.(NE) Alanis Morissette - Joining You
14.(NE) Five - Keep on Movin'
15.(RE) Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten

Some great classics there, mostly from the 1999 Game. :P
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Postby JSparksFan » Sat May 12, 2018 4:52 am

cheapthrills wrote:It is so nice to see Janelle back :cry:

This is the least Janet I've seen on the chart in awhile.
When you release the best album of 2018 (so far), you're going to have some staying power here!

On days when I don't update the tribute, Janet's hold on my chart diminishes, but she'll pick it up this weekend, I'm sure. Let's see how she fares against Eurovision!

SummerPeur wrote:LOVEEEEE HMA. I wish she did more of this style.
Co-sign! Songs like that one and "Tattooed Heart" - the more straightforward, traditional ballads - are right in the vein of Ariana's sweet spot. She can mix it up with bangers like "I'm into You", but she sounds best on "Honeymoon Avenue"-type tracks.

SummerPeur wrote:Unwritten....my gosh the memories associated with that song. Also the memories it brings back of being young and watching 'The Hills' religiously and wishing my life was as exciting as theirs :lol:

Fantastic to see Gold get some love! <3
I remember "Unwritten" more for those Pantene shampoo commercials! :lol:

"Gold" never fails to lift my spirits.

Benny wrote:Some great classics there, mostly from the 1999 Game. :P
Yep! UKMix has the biggest influence on my taste.
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Postby JSparksFan » Sat May 12, 2018 4:58 am

Friday's Top 20 (May 11th)

01.(NE) Christina Aguilera - Twice (Hot Shot Debut)
02.(RE) Mariah Carey - The Roof (Best Comeback)
03.(RE) Whitney Houston - It's Not Right but It's Okay
04.(RE) Years & Years - Sanctify
05.(RE) Christina Aguilera - Not Myself Tonight
06.(RE) Coldplay - Adventure of a Lifetime
07.(RE) Katharine McPhee - Had It All
08.(RE) Glee Cast - Defying Gravity
09.(RE) Janelle Monáe - Pynk (feat. Grimes)
10.(RE) Janet Jackson - Enjoy
11.(RE) Coldplay - Hymn for the Weekend (feat. Beyoncé)
12.(RE) Céline Dion - Ashes
13.(NE) Rita Ora - Proud
14.(NE) Sugarland - Babe (feat. Taylor Swift)
15.(RE) Janet Jackson - Doesn't Really Matter
16.(RE) Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway
17.(RE) Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You
18.(RE) Shawn Mendes - Youth (feat. Khalid)
19.(RE) Janet Jackson - If
20.(RE) Carrie Underwood - The Champion (feat. Ludacris)
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Postby JSparksFan » Sun May 13, 2018 5:05 am

Saturday's Top 20 (May 12th)

01.(NE) Netta - Toy (Hot Shot Debut)
02.(14) Sugarland - Babe (feat. Taylor Swift) (Greatest Gainer)
03.(NE) César Thompson - Nothing but You
04.(NE) Eleni Foureira - Fuego
05.(NE) Waylon - Outlaw in 'Em
06.(NE) SuRie - Storm
07.(RE) Janet Jackson - Son of a Gun (Betcha Think This Song Is About You) (feat. Carly Simon) (Best Comeback)
08.(01) Christina Aguilera - Twice (Biggest Free Faller)
09.(NE) Saara Alto - Monsters
10.(NE) Alexander Rybak - That's How You Write a Song
11.(NE) Benjamin Ingrosso - Dance You Off
12.(RE) Janet Jackson - Could This Be Love
13.(RE) Janet Jackson - What Have You Done for Me Lately
14.(RE) Janet Jackson - Truth
15.(RE) Alexander Rybak - Fairytale
16.(NE) Mikolas Josef - Lie to Me
17.(NE) DoReDoS - My Lucky Day
18.(NE) Eugent Bushpepa - Mall
19.(NE) Equinox - Bones
20.(NE) Jessica Mauboy- We Got Love
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Postby JSparksFan » Mon May 14, 2018 4:48 am

Sunday's Top 20 (May 13th)

01.(01) Netta - Toy
02.(04) Eleni Foureira - Fuego
03.(08) Christina Aguilera - Twice (Greatest Gainer)
04.(02) Sugarland - Babe (feat. Taylor Swift)
05.(05) Waylon - Outlaw in 'Em
06.(RE) Céline Dion - Ashes (Best Comeback)
07.(RE) Janet Jackson - Rope Burn
08.(NE) J. Cole - ATM (Highest Debut)
09.(RE) Janet Jackson - If It Takes All Night
10.(RE) Jason Mraz - Have It All
11.(RE) Janet Jackson - Dream Street
12.(03) César Thompson - Nothing but You (Biggest Free Faller)
13.(RE) Ariana Grande - No Tears Left to Cry
14.(17) DoReDoS - My Lucky Day
15.(09) Saara Aalto - Monsters
16.(RE) En Vogue - Rocket
17.(NE) J. Cole - KOD
18.(RE) Beyoncé - Run the World (Girls)
19.(RE) Loreen - Euphoria
20.(RE) Bojana Stamenov - Beauty Never Lies
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Postby JakeP » Mon May 14, 2018 9:19 am

JSparksFan wrote:Sunday's Top 20 (May 13th)

01.(01) Netta - Toy
02.(04) Eleni Foureira - Fuego
05.(05) Waylon - Outlaw in 'Em
06.(RE) Céline Dion - Ashes (Best Comeback)
12.(03) César Thompson - Nothing but You (Biggest Free Faller)
13.(RE) Ariana Grande - No Tears Left to Cry
14.(17) DoReDoS - My Lucky Day
15.(09) Saara Aalto - Monsters
19.(RE) Loreen - Euphoria
Hi Akini :D

Loving the eurovision takeover right now. <3

Now that i'm over my personal favourite not winning, i do think Netta was a good winner. Toy definitely stood out and there must've been millions of people watching on Saturday night who were only discovering the song for the first time. It's quite refreshing to have a non-serious song winning as even novelty songs have their value too. :lol:

That said, Fuego was my banger from the entire contest. Ever since i first heard the song, i was captivated. Eleni owned that stage and her performance was so much more than just a eurovision performance. It was like watching someone in concert, and this only added to the heights of amazingness that Eleni brought to the show.

I wasn't as keen on Waylon's entry although when i watched his performance at the semi finals, i thought he really delivered but then again he didn't exactly have much competition on Thursday night. :lol:

César Thompson was the biggest surprise on the night for me. I actually do like Nobody but you but i just prefer other songs more. I still can't believe (well, i can :lol: ) that the BBC rejected this song thinking it wasn't good enough. Although that makes me wonder how César might've fared had he been representing the UK instead.

DoReDoS had one of the most typical eurovision songs in the final. Ever since i first heard this i wasn't really sold on the song, but their staging definitely made them stand out. Again, i just prefer many other songs that made the final.

Monsters being one of them. It's the only eurovision entry that entered my chart before the contest but that was more down to the fact i already knew Saara from The x factor so i was treating this as if it was her first solo single. Saara totally owned it too so i was disappointed that her performance didn't resonate more with the voters. :( It's still one of my personal favourites from this year.
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Postby phoenix98 » Mon May 14, 2018 6:15 pm

JSparksFan wrote:She's deliberately steering away from the term 'visual', opting instead to label it an 'emotion picture', but irrelevant classification aside, I really enjoyed it. I viewed it before listening to the album in full, and I think that enhanced my enjoyment of the song, as I was able to listen to the tracks with greater perspective.
Not gonna lie, at first I'm like "You're pushing it with the semantics here..." - but Janelle's every choice (visually and sonically) is very deliberate, and I absolutely believe in the power of words, so I've come to really appreciate/admire your dedication to using her specific language. Putting "emotion" at the forefront when identifying this piece - something that isn't conveyed by "movie" or "visual" - truly suits the project. Right on.

JSparksFan wrote:01.(01) Netta - Toy
03.(08) Christina Aguilera - Twice (Greatest Gainer)
04.(02) Sugarland - Babe (feat. Taylor Swift)
06.(RE) Céline Dion - Ashes (Best Comeback)
07.(RE) Janet Jackson - Rope Burn
09.(RE) Janet Jackson - If It Takes All Night
11.(RE) Janet Jackson - Dream Street
13.(RE) Ariana Grande - No Tears Left to Cry
15.(09) Saara Aalto - Monsters
18.(RE) Beyoncé - Run the World (Girls)
19.(RE) Loreen - Euphoria
• I had to peek in here when I saw a Pokémon in your thread title :o I haven't been following Eurovision, but it looks like you're pretty pleased with the winner? It's definitely a quirky, creative track sending a very worthwhile message.
• I'm lovin' this new lease on life for "Babe" lately! Your reaction in my thread a couple weeks ago seemed pretty tepid, so this recent 14 - *2* - 4 run is a really pleasant surprise! Not to harangue a simple typo (since I make more than my share basically every day), but you've got my mind racing with the fantasy-collabo-potential you've broached with that "Sugababes ft. Taylor Swift" credit on Saturday...
• "Ashes" has been faring pretty well too! I don't think I've seen you actually share your thoughts on that one yet, but its performance here is sending some encouraging signs!

Yet another chart that's not playing around, Akini! :D
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Postby JakeP » Mon May 14, 2018 7:49 pm

phoenix98 wrote:I haven't been following Eurovision...
Prepare to have your mind blown. :P :wink:

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Postby JSparksFan » Tue May 15, 2018 4:06 am

JakeP wrote:Hi Akini :D
Hey, Jake! :D

JakeP wrote:Loving the eurovision takeover right now. <3
This has happened every May since 2013, when Sven (Mainshow) introduced me to the competition.

JakeP wrote:Now that i'm over my personal favourite not winning, i do think Netta was a good winner. Toy definitely stood out and there must've been millions of people watching on Saturday night who were only discovering the song for the first time. It's quite refreshing to have a non-serious song winning as even novelty songs have their value too. :lol:
Eh, I think 'novelty' undersells Toy's quality. Sure, it's nothing that critics would care to rate, but no other song this year captured the essence of Eurovision better, in my opinion. And Netta has got pipes for days! I prefer her live interpretation to the studio recording. This is my favourite ESC winner since Conchita's "Rise Like a Phoenix" in 2014, and I was rather obsessed with the song (and Conchita in general)!

JakeP wrote:That said, Fuego was my banger from the entire contest. Ever since i first heard the song, i was captivated. Eleni owned that stage and her performance was so much more than just a eurovision performance. It was like watching someone in concert, and this only added to the heights of amazingness that Eleni brought to the show.
She definitely delivered a solid performance, fully deserving of her runner-up position. The song seems to be having the most commercial success of all the ESC entries this year, so I guess she'll win where the pockets are concerned.

JakeP wrote:I wasn't as keen on Waylon's entry although when i watched his performance at the semi finals, i thought he really delivered but then again he didn't exactly have much competition on Thursday night. :lol:
It's not quite as mesmerising as "Calm After the Storm", but it's a solid country/pop/rock mash-up.

JakeP wrote:César Thompson was the biggest surprise on the night for me. I actually do like Nobody but you but i just prefer other songs more. I still can't believe (well, i can :lol: ) that the BBC rejected this song thinking it wasn't good enough. Although that makes me wonder how César might've fared had he been representing the UK instead.
César has all the stage presence of a rotting pumpkin, but he is very easy on the eyes!

JakeP wrote:DoReDoS had one of the most typical eurovision songs in the final. Ever since i first heard this i wasn't really sold on the song, but their staging definitely made them stand out. Again, i just prefer many other songs that made the final.
Agreed (with the bolded bits)!

JakeP wrote:Monsters being one of them. It's the only eurovision entry that entered my chart before the contest but that was more down to the fact i already knew Saara from The x factor so i was treating this as if it was her first solo single. Saara totally owned it too so i was disappointed that her performance didn't resonate more with the voters. :( It's still one of my personal favourites from this year.
And last, but not least, my favourite performance the night of the grand final! I had no knowledge of either artist or song, but everything was on-point, and it's another instance in a long list of bizarre ESC finishes that this ended up second-to-last!

phoenix98 wrote:Not gonna lie, at first I'm like "You're pushing it with the semantics here..." - but Janelle's every choice (visually and sonically) is very deliberate, and I absolutely believe in the power of words, so I've come to really appreciate/admire your dedication to using her specific language. Putting "emotion" at the forefront when identifying this piece - something that isn't conveyed by "movie" or "visual" - truly suits the project. Right on.
Agreed. Janelle is a gem. <3

phoenix98 wrote:• I had to peek in here when I saw a Pokémon in your thread title :o I haven't been following Eurovision, but it looks like you're pretty pleased with the winner? It's definitely a quirky, creative track sending a very worthwhile message.
It's my favourite winner since 2014! She delivered a stunning performance Saturday. Let's see how long it can stay at the top here.

phoenix98 wrote:• I'm lovin' this new lease on life for "Babe" lately! Your reaction in my thread a couple weeks ago seemed pretty tepid, so this recent 14 - *2* - 4 run is a really pleasant surprise! Not to harangue a simple typo (since I make more than my share basically every day), but you've got my mind racing with the fantasy-collabo-potential you've broached with that "Sugababes ft. Taylor Swift" credit on Saturday...
BLEH at my typo; I truly hate typos! :lol: I have to give you credit for encouraging me to revisit "Babe". It turned out to be a huge grower, and I might not have revisited it were it not for our "Say Something"/"Babe", Aguilera/T-Swizzle debate.

A Sugababes/Taylor Swift duet would be fun! :lol:

phoenix98 wrote:• "Ashes" has been faring pretty well too! I don't think I've seen you actually share your thoughts on that one yet, but its performance here is sending some encouraging signs!
I like it! It's nothing groundbreaking, but I always appreciate when a legend delivers quality music. We have so few of them still active.

phoenix98 wrote:Yet another chart that's not playing around, Akini! :D
Thanks for stopping by, Paul! :D
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Postby JSparksFan » Tue May 15, 2018 4:14 am

Monday's Top 20 (May 14th)

01.(01) Netta - Toy
02.(02) Eleni Foureira - Fuego
03.(11) Janet Jackson - Dream Street (Greatest Gainer)
04.(RE) Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place (Best Comeback)
05.(RE) Kylie Minogue - Live a Little
06.(04) Sugarland - Babe (feat. Taylor Swift)
07.(NE) Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen (Highest Debut)
08.(03) Christina Aguilera - Twice
09.(RE) Monica - Angel of Mine
10.(RE) Whitney Houston - It's Not Right but It's Okay
11.(RE) Charli XCX - Boys
12.(RE) Janet Jackson - Whoops Now
13.(07) Janet Jackson - Rope Burn (Biggest Free Faller)
14.(RE) Janet Jackson - Enjoy
15.(RE) Janet Jackson - This Time
16.(RE) Janet Jackson - You Can Be Mine
17.(RE) Coldplay - Viva la Vida
18.(RE) Destiny's Child - Get on the Bus (feat. Timbaland)
19.(RE) Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
20.(RE) Madonna - Rain
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