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    by » 15-10-17, 23:11

    Quote Originally Posted by JSparksFan
    01.(RE) Lady Gaga - Million Reasons (Best Comeback)
    04.(16) Prince - Purple Rain (Greatest Gainer)
    05.(NE) P!nk - But We Lost It (Highest Debut)
    06.(12) Beyoncé - Daddy Lessons
    09.(RE) P!nk - Whatever You Want
    10.(RE) Beyoncé - Formation
    11.(RE) Sia - Day Too Soon
    13.(RE) P!nk - What About Us
    15.(RE) Rihanna - Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko)
    17.(RE) Beyoncé - Sorry
    19.(RE) Beyoncé - Freedom (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
    20.(NE) P!nk - Better Life
    You're givin' me a million reasons to like that chart. But now, ladies let's get in FORMATION

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    by » 16-10-17, 01:36

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    Hi Akini
    Hey, Jake!

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    Have you bought Beautiful trauma? I've not got round to checking the iTunes previews yet, unless they've uploaded the album to YouTube. Again, not checked yet so i'm intrigued by these songs:
    I streamed it on Spotify yesterday.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    05.(NE) P!nk - But We Lost It (Highest Debut)
    07.(NE) P!nk - Where We Go
    08.(NE) P!nk - I Am Here
    20.(NE) P!nk - Better Life

    I hope there are some more gems on the album. I've not really taken to Revenge much, and i think Whatever you want would've made for a better second single.
    Those four songs are on par with "Whatever You Want" so I think you'll enjoy them. I'm also not into "Revenge". I think it's an awful single choice.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenixx
    You're givin' me a million reasons to like that chart. But now, ladies let's get in FORMATION
    Ah, glad you like yesterday's chart. Do you like P!nk's new album?
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    by » 16-10-17, 01:43

    Sunday's Top 20 (October 15th)

    01.(01) Lady Gaga - Million Reasons
    02.(RE) Ed Sheeran - Perfect (Best Comeback)
    03.(RE) Girls Aloud - The Promise
    04.(RE) Adele - Hello
    05.(NE) Mabel - Finders Keepers (feat. Kojo Funds) (Highest Debut)
    06.(NE) SoMo - For You
    07.(RE) Coldplay - Adventure of a Lifetime
    08.(NE) Sebastián Yatra — Devuélveme El Corazón
    09.(RE) ABBA - The Name of the Game
    10.(RE) Imagine Dragons - Whatever It Takes
    11.(RE) Britney Spears - Oops!...I Did It Again
    12.(RE) Maroon 5 - Lucky Strike
    13.(RE) Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
    14.(RE) Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do
    15.(12) Madonna - This Used to Be My Playground (Biggest Free Faller)
    16.(RE) Lindsey Stirling - Crystallize
    17.(RE) DNCE - Kissing Strangers (feat. Nicki Minaj)
    18.(RE) Hurts - Beautiful Ones
    19.(RE) Adam Lambert - Two Fux
    20.(RE) Lady Gaga - ARTPOP
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    by » 16-10-17, 17:12

    02.(RE) Ed Sheeran - Perfect (Best Comeback)
    08.(NE) Sebastián Yatra — Devuélveme El Corazón
    09.(RE) ABBA - The Name of the Game
    11.(RE) Britney Spears - Oops!...I Did It Again
    13.(RE) Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
    15.(12) Madonna - This Used to Be My Playground (Biggest Free Faller)

    Great to see ABBA, Britney and Madonna as well as my top 2 favourite current songs!

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    by » 16-10-17, 17:33

    Quote Originally Posted by JSparksFan
    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    Have you bought Beautiful trauma? I've not got round to checking the iTunes previews yet, unless they've uploaded the album to YouTube. Again, not checked yet so i'm intrigued by these songs:
    I streamed it on Spotify yesterday.

    Those four songs are on par with "Whatever You Want" so I think you'll enjoy them. I'm also not into "Revenge". I think it's an awful single choice.
    I'm gonna need to get Spotify aren't i? Do you use the free service or pay for a monthly subscription? I know Tansike also uses streaming services. I might just get the free version and see what its like.

    Anyways, i went through the previews and i have to agree those 4 songs sound very promising. Seems even more strange that they've gone with Revenge as the second single as there are clearly better songs on the album. :x This is coming from someone who loves Pink and Eminem but i'm just finding it a bit corny and lacklustre. :(

    ...and so todays hottest picks have:

    03.(RE) Girls Aloud - The Promise
    05.(NE) Mabel - Finders Keepers (feat. Kojo Funds) (Highest Debut)

    Look at that JakeP impact, excellent to see Mabel going in at #5.

    Best of the rest:

    01.(01) Lady Gaga - Million Reasons
    04.(RE) Adele - Hello
    07.(RE) Coldplay - Adventure of a Lifetime
    09.(RE) ABBA - The Name of the Game
    10.(RE) Imagine Dragons - Whatever It Takes
    11.(RE) Britney Spears - Oops!...I Did It Again
    13.(RE) Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
    14.(RE) Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do
    15.(12) Madonna - This Used to Be My Playground (Biggest Free Faller)
    16.(RE) Lindsey Stirling - Crystallize
    17.(RE) DNCE - Kissing Strangers (feat. Nicki Minaj)
    18.(RE) Hurts - Beautiful Ones

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    by » 16-10-17, 20:51

    Liking 15/20 songs is quite good!
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    by » 16-10-17, 23:22

    I dislike "Two Fux" by Adam Lambert :( Has he released anything else after that single? - I really miss him, though, his voice is so magical and strong at the same time.

    I see, you are facing another Lady GaGa phase right now. Love your avatar and your current #1 is defenitly one of the highlights of her latest album.
    I am glad to see Adele, Mabel (that song is pretty catchy and I love the vibe), Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Britney's iconic "Oops!), Maroon5, Madonna and Taylor. Great chart

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    by » 17-10-17, 00:56

    Quote Originally Posted by JSparksFan
    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenixx
    You're givin' me a million reasons to like that chart. But now, ladies let's get in FORMATION
    Ah, glad you like yesterday's chart. Do you like P!nk's new album?
    Yes I do

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    by » 17-10-17, 00:56

    Quote Originally Posted by JSparksFan
    Sunday's Top 20 (October 15th)
    01.(01) Lady Gaga - Million Reasons
    02.(RE) Ed Sheeran - Perfect (Best Comeback)
    04.(RE) Adele - Hello
    07.(RE) Coldplay - Adventure of a Lifetime
    10.(RE) Imagine Dragons - Whatever It Takes
    11.(RE) Britney Spears - Oops!...I Did It Again
    12.(RE) Maroon 5 - Lucky Strike
    13.(RE) Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
    14.(RE) Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do
    16.(RE) Lindsey Stirling - Crystallize
    17.(RE) DNCE - Kissing Strangers (feat. Nicki Minaj)
    20.(RE) Lady Gaga - ARTPOP
    ADELE <3 <3 <3

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    by » 17-10-17, 03:48

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny
    Great to see ABBA, Britney and Madonna as well as my top 2 favourite current songs!
    Thanks again for introducing me to the Sebastián song. I've added it to my Spotify library.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    I'm gonna need to get Spotify aren't i? Do you use the free service or pay for a monthly subscription? I know Tansike also uses streaming services. I might just get the free version and see what its like.
    I pay the monthly subscription. The free version is a bit bleh because you can't select more than five songs in a row to listen to; you have to depend on the shuffle feature to get to the songs you like. The breadth of access to artists' discographies you get with the monthly subscription - with the freedom to select songs at will - makes the monthly subscription charge worth it for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    Anyways, i went through the previews and i have to agree those 4 songs sound very promising. Seems even more strange that they've gone with Revenge as the second single as there are clearly better songs on the album. :x This is coming from someone who loves Pink and Eminem but i'm just finding it a bit corny and lacklustre. :(
    Yeah, I'm also a fan of both artists - P!nk is among my Top 15 artists of all-time, and Eminem is perhaps my second favourite hip/hop act - but sometimes two fantastic legends in music can still come together to create rubbish.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    Look at that JakeP impact, excellent to see Mabel going in at #5.
    That's the best thing about this folder - being influenced by other members' charts.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluecherry
    Liking 15/20 songs is quite good!
    It is! Glad you like so many!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mainshow
    I dislike "Two Fux" by Adam Lambert :( Has he released anything else after that single? - I really miss him, though, his voice is so magical and strong at the same time.

    I see, you are facing another Lady GaGa phase right now. Love your avatar and your current #1 is defenitly one of the highlights of her latest album.
    I am glad to see Adele, Mabel (that song is pretty catchy and I love the vibe), Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Britney's iconic "Oops!), Maroon5, Madonna and Taylor. Great chart
    I don't think he released anything subsequent to "Two Fux". What is it that you don't like? I thought you would have really enjoyed the clever wordplay.

    "Million Reasons" is a very special song to me, and yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of a very special moment with which "Million Reasons" is associated.

    Glad you like the Mabel song!

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenixx
    Yes I do
    Ah, great! As do I. It's definitely among the best albums I've heard this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenixx
    ADELE <3 <3 <3
    I heard the instrumental for "Hello" whilst grocery shopping, which prompted me to listen to the song in its magical entirety when I got home.
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    by » 17-10-17, 03:56

    Monday's Top 20 (October 16th)

    01.(RE) Shirley Bassey - Diamonds Are Forever (Best Comeback)
    02.(NE) Shirley Bassey - I (Who Have Nothing) (Highest Debut)
    03.(03) Girls Aloud - The Promise
    04.(RE) Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
    05.(RE) Cardi B - Bodak Yellow
    06.(01) Lady Gaga - Million Reasons
    07.(02) Ed Sheeran - Perfect
    08.(RE) Mariah Carey - Shake It Off
    09.(RE) Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall - Juju on That Beat (TZ Anthem)
    10.(RE) Christina Aguilera - You Lost Me
    11.(RE) Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
    12.(RE) Beyoncé - All I Could Do Was Cry
    13.(09) ABBA - The Name of the Game
    14.(08) Sebastian Yatra — Devuélveme El Corazón (Biggest Free Faller)
    15.(RE) Etta James - At Last
    16.(19) Adam Lambert - Two Fux (Greatest Gainer)
    17.(RE) Camila Cabello - Havana
    18.(RE) Ariana Grande - Into You
    19.(RE) Lily Allen - F**k You
    20.(RE) Childish Gambino - Terrified
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    by » 18-10-17, 10:26

    Tuesday's Top 20 (October 17th)

    01.(07) Ed Sheeran - Perfect (Greatest Gainer)
    02.(01) Shirley Bassey - Diamonds Are Forever
    03.(RE) Mariah Carey - Hero (Best Comeback)
    04.(RE) George Michael - Careless Whisper
    05.(RE) Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas Is You
    06.(RE) George Michael - You Have Been Loved
    07.(RE) Childish Gambino - Redbone
    08.(NE) Gerry & the Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone (Highest Debut)
    09.(RE) Delta Goodrem - Born to Try
    10.(RE) Coldplay - Viva la Vida
    11.(RE) George Michael - Jesus to a Child
    12.(RE) Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
    13.(RE) Alessia Cara - Scars to Your Beautiful
    14.(02) Shirley Bassey - I (Who Have Nothing) (Biggest Free Faller)
    15.(17) Camila Cabello - Havana
    16.(20) Childish Gambino - Terrified
    17.(RE) Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
    18.(RE) All Saints - One Strike
    19.(RE) George Michael - One More Try
    20.(RE) George Michael & Elton John - Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
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    by » 18-10-17, 19:50

    When it comes to "Two Fux", I don't like its arrangement and I think the melody is not catchy enough. I think I just listened to that song twice and I have never had the urge to go back listening to it (unlike his first two albums after American Idol).

    Yeeeeeeeees! I just listened to "Suspicious Minds" a few minutes ago! - I love some oldies and this is one of my ultimate favourites!

    Coldplay <3

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    by » 18-10-17, 22:11

    I enjoy these
    02.(01) Shirley Bassey - Diamonds Are Forever
    03.(RE) Mariah Carey - Hero (Best Comeback)
    04.(RE) George Michael - Careless Whisper
    05.(RE) Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas Is You
    07.(RE) Childish Gambino - Redbone
    11.(RE) George Michael - Jesus to a Child
    17.(RE) Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
    18.(RE) All Saints - One Strike
    20.(RE) George Michael & Elton John - Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
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    by » 19-10-17, 02:44

    Quote Originally Posted by Mainshow
    When it comes to "Two Fux", I don't like its arrangement and I think the melody is not catchy enough. I think I just listened to that song twice and I have never had the urge to go back listening to it (unlike his first two albums after American Idol).

    Yeeeeeeeees! I just listened to "Suspicious Minds" a few minutes ago! - I love some oldies and this is one of my ultimate favourites!

    Coldplay <3
    Ah, I think the more 'stripped' - by Adam's standards anyway - arrangement works for me, as it's in keeping with the I-don't-give-a-phuck message of the song.

    "Suspicious Minds" is Elvis's best track for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Erotica
    I enjoy these
    All the oldies. Gotta appreciate the legends.
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    by » 19-10-17, 02:50

    Wednesday's Top 20 (October 18th)

    01.(RE) ABBA - I Have a Dream (Best Comeback)
    02.(14) Shirley Bassey - I (Who Have Nothing) (Greatest Gainer)
    03.(RE) Mariah Carey - Don't Forget About Us
    04.(02) Shirley Bassey - Diamonds Are Forever
    05.(RE) Janelle Monáe - Q.U.E.E.N. (feat. Erykah Badu)
    06.(RE) Madonna - This Used to Be My Playground
    07.(01) Ed Sheeran - Perfect (Biggest Free Faller)
    08.(RE) Madonna - Deeper and Deeper
    09.(RE) Mariah Carey - I Don't (feat. YG)
    10.(RE) Madonna - I Love New York
    11.(RE) ABBA - Dancing Queen
    12.(RE) Madonna - Sorry
    13.(RE) Madonna - Devil Wouldn't Recognize You
    14.(RE) Beyoncé - All I Could Do Was Cry
    15.(RE) Lana Del Rey - Love
    16.(RE) John Legend - Love Me Now
    17.(RE) Girls Aloud - The Promise
    18.(RE) Conchita Wurst - Heroes
    19.(RE) Madonna - Love Tried to Welcome Me
    20.(RE) Madonna - 4 Minutes (feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSparksFan
    Yeah, and when you get almost half a million dollars for an Instagram post, I guess you focus more on your endorsement deals than pushing third and fourth singles. It's crazy, though, how big digital downloading was just a few years ago - I remember "Shake It Off" opened with 544,000 to claim its #1 debut - and now you have "Bodak Yellow" at #1 with just over 45,000 actual paid downloads, and this is just three years later.
    Damn. Those figures really highlight just how fast streaming has cannibalized downloads (particularly when it comes to individual song sales.) This fast-paced digital era...

    Of course, the appeal isn't too hard to see: why pay $1.29 (or even $0.69) per song when you can pay $10-15 per month (essentially the cost of one full album) for access to MILLIONS of songs? That said...I still haven't made the transition myself (I really like the customization options that iTunes offers when it comes to organizing albums, artwork, adding bonus tracks/leaked demos, etc.), but I hear Apple Music integrates pretty seamlessly with iTunes, and as streaming-service-exclusives become increasingly popular, it's only a matter of time before we won't really have much of a choice anyway. You seem pretty satisfied with Spotify?

    Quote Originally Posted by JSparksFan
    Yeah, "Umbrella" felt bigger to me, too, but if you look at the all-time biggest hits (as of November 2015) in the US and the biggest selling singles of all-time in the UK "We Found Love" is Rihanna's biggest hit on both lists. Also, I don't know how comfortable you are with Mediatraffic as the global chart, but on their all-time list "We Found Love" is Rihanna's biggest hit as well.
    I very much appreciate and respect that you've done that much research on the topic, even when the findings continue to tell the story you didn't want to hear. :x

    It's funny - typically, I'd advocate for sticking to the numbers in order to get the most objective perspective possible...but a part of me really doesn't want to let go of the idea of "Umbrella" as her "biggest" hit, so I'm reaching for these nebulous arguments to make it so It really does seem like one of those cases where anyone who was alive/into mainstream music at the time would get why "Umbrella" was SO significant, even if its stats aren't quite as impressive as WFL. My mind just keeps racing with hard-to-quantify claims like "it launched her into SUPERstardom", "it cemented her as one of the top pop/R&b forces of that era", etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by JSparksFan
    Interestingly enough, I'm strongly considering a trip to Havana.
    Woah! And I thought the avatar change was a major impact...

    Quote Originally Posted by JSparksFan
    01.(RE) ABBA - I Have a Dream (Best Comeback)
    03.(RE) Mariah Carey - Don't Forget About Us
    04.(02) Shirley Bassey - Diamonds Are Forever
    06.(RE) Madonna - This Used to Be My Playground
    07.(01) Ed Sheeran - Perfect (Biggest Free Faller)
    08.(RE) Madonna - Deeper and Deeper
    10.(RE) Madonna - I Love New York
    11.(RE) ABBA - Dancing Queen
    12.(RE) Madonna - Sorry
    13.(RE) Madonna - Devil Wouldn't Recognize You
    16.(RE) John Legend - Love Me Now
    17.(RE) Girls Aloud - The Promise
    19.(RE) Madonna - Love Tried to Welcome Me
    20.(RE) Madonna - 4 Minutes (feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)
    • Damn. Well...I'm a day late now, but I was really struck by (and wanted to comment on) "Perfect" reaching No. 1. With your ever-present cynicism toward (and disdain for) many of today's official-chart-contenders, it's really sincerely endearing that this Ed Sheeran ballad (that many might label "schmaltzy") has resonated with you so strongly. Maybe I'm projecting here, but I like to think that it serves as a welcome reminder that in addition to the caustic critic, there's still a really tender, starry-eyed romantic side to you too. Ed's become SUCH an easy target lately (almost on par with Maroon 5 and The Chainsmokers), so I appreciate you stanning for anything of his (especially something that could easily be dismissed as saccharine.)

    Yet another dreamy chart, Akini!

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    by » 20-10-17, 03:13

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix98
    Damn. Those figures really highlight just how fast streaming has cannibalized downloads (particularly when it comes to individual song sales.) This fast-paced digital era...

    Of course, the appeal isn't too hard to see: why pay $1.29 (or even $0.69) per song when you can pay $10-15 per month (essentially the cost of one full album) for access to MILLIONS of songs? That said...I still haven't made the transition myself (I really like the customization options that iTunes offers when it comes to organizing albums, artwork, adding bonus tracks/leaked demos, etc.), but I hear Apple Music integrates pretty seamlessly with iTunes, and as streaming-service-exclusives become increasingly popular, it's only a matter of time before we won't really have much of a choice anyway. You seem pretty satisfied with Spotify?
    I love it! It makes the exploration of artists' discographies in their entirety so much easier! It also makes it relatively easy to keep up with the current hits thanks to their 'Today's Hits' section. I was sceptical at first - as I am with most changes in my routine - but I'm definitely embracing streaming as the future of music consumption. The only negative is how it's stagnated the charts to such a ridiculous extent, but that's a small price to pay.

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix98
    I very much appreciate and respect that you've done that much research on the topic, even when the findings continue to tell the story you didn't want to hear. :x

    It's funny - typically, I'd advocate for sticking to the numbers in order to get the most objective perspective possible...but a part of me really doesn't want to let go of the idea of "Umbrella" as her "biggest" hit, so I'm reaching for these nebulous arguments to make it so It really does seem like one of those cases where anyone who was alive/into mainstream music at the time would get why "Umbrella" was SO significant, even if its stats aren't quite as impressive as WFL. My mind just keeps racing with hard-to-quantify claims like "it launched her into SUPERstardom", "it cemented her as one of the top pop/R&b forces of that era", etc.
    I completely agree. One thing a recent training session reminded me about is the need to consider both quantitative and qualitative factors in assessing significance, and I don't think "We Found Love" stacks up to "Umbrella" in the qualitative department. When you consider the 10-week rainy weather during the song's reign in the UK prompting journalists to label that incident the 'Rihanna Curse,' the iconic video that won RiRi her first VMA and for Video of the Year no less, the parodies, the airplay, the pop culture references, and even the tussle behind the scenes for Rihanna to claim the song as hers when big names like Mary J. Blige and Britney Spears were offered the track, or in the running to get it, it's hard for those factors to not more-than-comfortably offset the marginal quantitative advantage "We Found Love" has. I always felt like "We Found Love" benefitted from Rihanna coming off what was quite possibly her most impressive hit-making era, whereas "Umbrella" completely shattered everything she had done before. It was a new level for her, and still her signature song after all these years and the multitude of other global hits she's had.

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix98
    • Damn. Well...I'm a day late now, but I was really struck by (and wanted to comment on) "Perfect" reaching No. 1. With your ever-present cynicism toward (and disdain for) many of today's official-chart-contenders, it's really sincerely endearing that this Ed Sheeran ballad (that many might label "schmaltzy") has resonated with you so strongly. Maybe I'm projecting here, but I like to think that it serves as a welcome reminder that in addition to the caustic critic, there's still a really tender, starry-eyed romantic side to you too. Ed's become SUCH an easy target lately (almost on par with Maroon 5 and The Chainsmokers), so I appreciate you stanning for anything of his (especially something that could easily be dismissed as saccharine.)
    Projection or not, it's accurate.

    I think "Perfect" just might be the best song Ed's ever done. People are quick to dismiss songs that express such unfiltered affection as trite and juvenile, but there's something that's so welcoming and reassuring about "Perfect". I guess we harden as we get older, and can't be bothered with hopeless (and blindly optimistic, overly sympathetic) depictions of romance. On the first listen, it was my favourite song on ÷, and I guess it's a reminder that that side of me you described - the one I like to call my 16-year-old self - is still very much alive.
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    Thursday's Top 20 (October 19th)

    01.(RE) Madonna - Devil Pray (Best Comeback)
    02.(RE) Madonna - Borderline
    03.(RE) Sugababes - Push the Button
    04.(RE) Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry on Their Own
    05.(RE) Oasis - Wonderwall
    06.(RE) Adam Lambert - Two Fux
    07.(RE) Sia - Day Too Soon
    08.(RE) Frank Ocean - Bad Religion
    09.(RE) Air Supply - Making Love Out of Nothing at All
    10.(RE) SZA - The Weekend
    11.(RE) Dua Lipa - New Rules
    12.(RE) DJ Khaled - I'm the One (feat. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne & Quavo)
    13.(RE) Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
    14.(RE) Selena Gomez - Kill Em with Kindness
    15.(RE) Madonna - Veni Vidi Vici
    16.(RE) Childish Gambino - Redbone
    17.(RE) Lady Gaga - The Cure
    18.(RE) John Legend - One Woman Man
    19.(NE) Kelly Clarkson - Meaning of Life (Highest Debut)
    20.(RE) Marina & the Diamonds - Primadonna
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    by » 20-10-17, 19:27

    So, we don't agree on Adam's track but we have the same favourite by Elvis <3

    "Devil Pray" is absolutely fantastic. It should have been a single... I can't believe they chose that utterly horrendous "Bitch, I'm Madonna" instead.

    "Push The Button" is a modern pop classic and damn, Amy was so freaking talented. It's a shame her career was so short. "Tears Dry On Their Own" is excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainshow
    So, we don't agree on Adam's track but we have the same favourite by Elvis <3

    "Devil Pray" is absolutely fantastic. It should have been a single... I can't believe they chose that utterly horrendous "Bitch, I'm Madonna" instead.

    "Push The Button" is a modern pop classic and damn, Amy was so freaking talented. It's a shame her career was so short. "Tears Dry On Their Own" is excellent.
    Neither can I. "Devil Pray" could've had such an amazing video, too. :(

    The first time I heard "Push the Button" I thought it was pretty good, but it's just grown on me so much. I absolutely love it now. It's so sexy.

    Amy's Back to Black is phenomenal, possibly among the Top 10 albums ever recorded.
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    Friday's Top 20 (October 20th)

    01.(NE) Mariah Carey - The Star (Hot Shot Debut)
    02.(NE) Liam Payne - Bedroom Floor
    03.(NE) Taylor Swift - Gorgeous
    04.(RE) Shania Twain - I'm Alright (Best Comeback)
    05.(RE) Mariah Carey - Shake It Off
    06.(RE) Maroon 5 - Lucky Strike
    07.(RE) Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still
    08.(RE) Mika - Love Today
    09.(RE) J Balvin & Willy WIlliam - Mi Gente (feat. Beyoncé)
    10.(RE) Tove Lo - Disco Tits
    11.(RE) Beyoncé - I Was Here
    12.(RE) Janet Jackson - Velvet Rope
    13.(RE) Sam Smith - Pray
    14.(RE) Lady Gaga - Alejandro
    15.(RE) P!nk - F**kin' Perfect
    16.(RE) Sigala & Ella Eyre - Came Here for Love
    17.(RE) John Legend - Tonight (Best You Ever Had) (feat. Ludacris)
    18.(RE) Delta Goodrem - Feline
    19.(RE) Ed Sheeran - Castle on the Hil
    20.(RE) Girls Aloud - The Promise
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSparksFan
    Friday's Top 20 (October 20th)

    01.(NE) Mariah Carey - The Star (Hot Shot Debut)
    02.(NE) Liam Payne - Bedroom Floor
    03.(NE) Taylor Swift - Gorgeous
    04.(RE) Shania Twain - I'm Alright (Best Comeback)
    05.(RE) Mariah Carey - Shake It Off
    06.(RE) Maroon 5 - Lucky Strike
    07.(RE) Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still
    08.(RE) Mika - Love Today
    09.(RE) J Balvin & Willy WIlliam - Mi Gente (feat. Beyoncé)
    10.(RE) Tove Lo - Disco Tits
    11.(RE) Beyoncé - I Was Here
    12.(RE) Janet Jackson - Velvet Rope
    13.(RE) Sam Smith - Pray
    14.(RE) Lady Gaga - Alejandro
    15.(RE) P!nk - F**kin' Perfect
    16.(RE) Sigala & Ella Eyre - Came Here for Love
    17.(RE) John Legend - Tonight (Best You Ever Had) (feat. Ludacris)
    18.(RE) Delta Goodrem - Feline
    19.(RE) Ed Sheeran - Castle on the Hil
    20.(RE) Girls Aloud - The Promise
    Hi Akini

    Ooh lots of fresh new songs to scroll through.

    01.(NE) Mariah Carey - The Star (Hot Shot Debut)

    So i read this...
    Quote Originally Posted by JSparksFan
    The song is bleh. She's done this theme so much more impressively before.
    ...and i'm like

    Either that or you had a bit of a change of impression after a few more plays. I think it's nice but quite sickly sweet in a twee kinda way and i'm not getting the "aww" factor from the children's choir. I think the melody isn't as strong so lacks that emotional impact that i suspect this song was aiming for.

    02.(NE) Liam Payne - Bedroom Floor

    Better than Strip that down but still not as good as Get low. I'm still surprised that Liam has ventured down this route of "streaming hits" but i don't think of his songs so far are going to be fondly remembered in years from now. I might be wrong, only time will tell.

    03.(NE) Taylor Swift - Gorgeous

    Well, i love the synth bits in the song. Lyrically silly nonsense lyrics but sometimes a song just needs a strong melody and the lyrics are a mere afterthought. That said, i can't see this song being amongst my all time favourite Taylor songs.

    Have you heard the new single from Rita Ora yet?

    20.(RE) Girls Aloud - The Promise

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    "Devil Pray" would have been indeed a great music video (and she still could have asked for all those random cameos anyway).

    Oh, Liam's so freaking hot but he should have stopped singing two singles ago.

    "Gorgeous" is my least favourite track of Taylor's current project.

    I like the re-entry by Maroon 5 and Sam Smith, though ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    Ooh lots of fresh new songs to scroll through.

    01.(NE) Mariah Carey - The Star (Hot Shot Debut)

    So i read this...
    Quote Originally Posted by JSparksFan
    The song is bleh. She's done this theme so much more impressively before.
    ...and i'm like

    Either that or you had a bit of a change of impression after a few more plays. I think it's nice but quite sickly sweet in a twee kinda way and i'm not getting the "aww" factor from the children's choir. I think the melody isn't as strong so lacks that emotional impact that i suspect this song was aiming for.
    I feel similarly about the song as you do, but I really love Mimi's voice so I've been playing the song a lot lately. Since rankings on my chart are determined based on airplay and 'sales' (how much I like the song on that particular day) MC's been excelling in the airplay area to compensate for the sub-par quality of the song.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    02.(NE) Liam Payne - Bedroom Floor

    Better than Strip that down but still not as good as Get low. I'm still surprised that Liam has ventured down this route of "streaming hits" but i don't think of his songs so far are going to be fondly remembered in years from now. I might be wrong, only time will tell.
    I definitely think "Bedroom Floor" is superior to "Strip That Down," but it's on par with "Get Low" for me. I never really thought Liam would make classic songs, to be honest. The only 1D member I ever had expectations that high for was Harry Styles, and I think I'll end up being right.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    03.(NE) Taylor Swift - Gorgeous

    Well, i love the synth bits in the song. Lyrically silly nonsense lyrics but sometimes a song just needs a strong melody and the lyrics are a mere afterthought. That said, i can't see this song being amongst my all time favourite Taylor songs.
    Yeah, "Gorgeous" is the weakest of the three releases for me, and by some margin, too. I still think Reputation will be decent, but it's looking like it won't be on par with her other records, at this rate anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    Have you heard the new single from Rita Ora yet?
    I listened to it today, and it's not bad. I'll have to play it a few more times.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    The JakeP/Fan double impact.
    I actually went to visit Fan's countdown after seeing this comment, so you can claim sole influence for this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mainshow
    "Devil Pray" would have been indeed a great music video (and she still could have asked for all those random cameos anyway).

    Oh, Liam's so freaking hot but he should have stopped singing two singles ago.

    "Gorgeous" is my least favourite track of Taylor's current project.

    I like the re-entry by Maroon 5 and Sam Smith, though ;)
    Unfortunately, looks and talent are two different realms. I do like "Bedroom Floor," though.

    It's my least favourite, too!
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