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    by » 12-05-18, 14:30

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    Quote Originally Posted by heppolo
    If Elina Nechayeva and AWS from Hungary teamed up for a quality post-hardcore/opera crossover song, it would have been my #1 for a long time.
    ...but then that sounds like a number of songs that have already been #1 in Tansike's chart even though i think those bands are from Finland.
    Both yes and no, I think Tansike prefers more melodic stuff in comparison to the chaotic screamo/post-hardcore AWS
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    by » 14-05-18, 15:46

    Quote Originally Posted by Magnus
    It looks like you have gotten much more into this year's ESC songs than when I last commented a couple of weeks ago. ;)

    Great to see my favourite entry this year at #1! (In case you hadn't already figured it out, this is the song that was my immediate favourite after my blind listening.) I somehow didn't expect it to do that well here, so that was a nice surprise! Unlike most of my other early favourites it even got better after seeing the staging/performance. Really, really, really hope this wins tomorrow!

    But, in your current top 5 (thankfully not in the top 4) is also one of the worst songs I have ever heard! I can't even write what I really think about that "song" and "artist" because that would probably get me banned from the forum. (I already identified it as one of the worst songs ever on the first blind listen, so everything else about it is just a bonus). If that wins on Saturday ESC will probably be dead to me.
    I really did - finally! I think it didn't take me so long to get into the contest in years, but finally i'm really loving many entries and it's definitely a better year than 2017. Time will tell how i rank 2018 compared to other years though.

    YASSS! I already read somewhere else that Estonia is your favorite entry this year, i think it was in the ESC topic, and i was very happy to read that. It's such a stunning song, performed by such a beautiful woman with such a strong voice and they got such an impressive staging - definitely deserved the success it got, even though it obviously deserved the crown. But Top10 is a great result for everyone, so i don't want to moan about its end result. I even thought it may flop in the end so i'm thankful it didn't.

    Aw. Your biggest nightmare became true on the weekend, i'm sorry for that :( When you said there's one song you really dislike when listening to the entries blindly, i thought you mean Norway. A shame it's Israel, as you can see i'm really enjoying it. In the end, i was still hoping to see another winner, as i knew many people would dislike this and see it as a novelty hit. But in fact, "that artist" is actually a great one and does a lot of cool stuff. Is there a particular reason why you dislike "that song" so much?

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    by » 14-05-18, 15:50

    Quote Originally Posted by heppolo
    If Elina Nechayeva and AWS from Hungary teamed up for a quality post-hardcore/opera crossover song, it would have been my #1 for a long time.
    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    ...but then that sounds like a number of songs that have already been #1 in Tansike's chart even though i think those bands are from Finland.
    Quote Originally Posted by heppolo
    Both yes and no, I think Tansike prefers more melodic stuff in comparison to the chaotic screamo/post-hardcore AWS


    I think that would work very well for me to be honest!

    The opera voice of Elina would automatically bring some melody to the scream/hardcore stuff from AWS i think, so it may be something i'd love!

    btw AWS will most likely enter my charts this week, though it wasn't one of my favorite entries this year.

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    by » 14-05-18, 16:25

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    Hello Tansike

    Yes it's that time of year again with the Eurovision song contest 2018 tonight. Aghh excite! Plus i'm so happy this year that my big favourites across both semi finals have qualified for the grand final.
    Hey Jake

    YASSS. A shame it's already over That week is always over so quickly. And this year i got way too late into the entries, so it wasn't the same as usual for me. I'm already excited to see which entries made it onto your charts

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    1 (3) Elina Nechayeva – La forza

    This song gives me goosebumps. There is something magical about this song, Elina's vocals soar and really give life to the song. I love the staging too, its so simple but incredibly effective. A shame Estonia are fairly early on in tonight's running order but i'd like to think a classy performance will do well in the results regardless of when the song is performed.
    I'm so happy to read all these positive reviews for Estonia and in the end she also did very well, so i'm happy about that as well. Of course, Estonia deserved a victory with such a stunning entry, but Top10 is great enough and i think there are still so many people who simply dislike opera, no matter how it's done, so it was nice to see Jury and the GP giving lots of points to Elina.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    2 (5) Saara Aalto – Monsters *G*

    So happy for Saara. I usually don't chart eurovision songs on purpose until after the contest. It just makes things easier when it comes to compiling my own chart but Finland has been an exception. I already knew of Saara from her time on The x factor in 2016 where she made the final. The less said about the winner the better. I want Saara to slay tonight.
    While she slayed on the stage, she didn't on the results. She was ROBBED!

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    3 (NEW) Eleni Foureira – Fuego

    YES Cyprus! Fuego is such a summer sizzler of a track and Eleni totally delivers on stage and really brings the "fuego". Going into tonight's final, this is so far my absolute favourite but it's left to be seen how tonight's performances fare. They might change my opinion on the songs so this time tomorrow i might have a new favourite. Right now i'm championing Cyprus ftw but would equally be delighted if Estonia won.
    It looks like we have similar faves this year <3 Once again, i love to read all that about "Fuego" as i'm seeing it the same... such a great summer track, and i can see this becoming a nice hit in a few countries. In the end, i was rooting for her as well, as i knew Estonia wouldn't make it and because i didn't want Israel to win because of all the hate it would get through the victory.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    4 (1) Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry

    My chart was so strong last week that despite Ariana dropping to #4, it was still one of the biggest songs of the week. It got overshadowed by three big releases that came towards the end of the week but those tracks all had a massive impact in a short space of time to end up dominating my top 3.
    So she still had the same chart spot on both of our charts - slay! While i still enjoy this a lot, the ESC really took a lot of my time when it comes to playing music, and she's likely to drop even further this week. Not sure if she'll be able to recover once the ESC craziness is over or not...

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    5 (RE) Netta – Toy

    This is a great novelty song but once the novelty wears thin, there's not much left to the imagination. I wouldn't rule out Israel winning but i just don't see it happening. I genuinely think there are better "songs" in the contest, and it is a song competition after all.
    Is it really a novelty song? That's one of the reasons why i didn't want this to win in the end, as i knew everyone would see it as a novelty song when in fact it has a good message behind it and it's actually really well done musically (with the loop station, for example, and combining western music with typical elements from israeli music).

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    6 (6) Equinox – Bones

    One thing i do love about Equinox is that they're harmonies are so sharp. However, in the case of Bones i feel the song takes too long to reach its climax. I think the song gets going in the second verse, and especially the second chorus when the vocals soar higher than the first chorus. The downside is that there is 1 minute before we get to that point, and then the song is over.
    Ah i know what you mean. This song seems to be over so quickly. Though i have to say i love the whole thing... definitely another great entry from Bulgaria and a song which deserved a spot in the Top10. The staging was awesome too and my partner even loved this, which was a success for me as it already was hard work to even get him watching the Finale with me, as he's not a fan at all of music competition shows!

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    7 (NEW) Céline Dion – Ashes

    Love <3 This was such an unexpected surprise for me last Friday. I watched the video and was completely won over on first view. I've never even seen Deadpool the movie but i loving the whole male dancer is a lycra action man outfit wearing high heels and showcasing some fabulous dancing skills. Everything about Ashes as a song and also the music video has been executed perfectly.
    I already saw that this is #1 on your charts and was happy about that. As you say, this is such a nice surprise from Céline! If there wouldn't be the ESC craziness going on, this would have been even higher on my charts. Oh, you never saw the movie? I saw it for the first time like around two months ago and it was hilarious & cool, so i'll probably watch the second one too and it'll be interesting to see if "Ashes" will be played in the movie as well. In a good world this would be a hit for her... it was already very successful on iTunes for today's standards...

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    8 (11) Mikolas Josef – Lie To Me

    I haven't been the biggest fan of this song but i still feel sympathy for Mikolas. Having sustained his injury during his first audition, he's had to strip the whole performance back completely to avoid getting hurt again. Sadly the end result is a performance that seems quite flat and doesn't really suit the fun vibes of the song, and none of it is Mikolas' fault. That said, i still think he get a lot of love and support from televoters so Czech Republic could still do very well tonight. I just wish the song was better. :(
    ...and you were right! The GP really enjoyed this! It's a little copy of Jason DeRulo, isn't it? So i can see why you think it's not the best, though i think it's incredibly catchy and Mikolas is a cutie, i have to admit this is helping a lot as well I knew he got hurt during the rehearsal but i didn't know they changed a lot about the performance then... do we know what was originally planned for his performance?

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    10 (NEW) Christina Aguilera feat. Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz – Accelerate

    This is such a curious track. There are parts in the song that i adore (Christina's verses and the first part of the chorus) but its outweighed by bits that i don't really get (the rap whilst good sounds completely out of place as if its from a different song) and the other rapper (i still don't know which is which ) who keeping singing over Christina throughout the song and in the chorus. I'd have preferred solo version with Christina singing the whole song.

    The one singing over Christina throughout the song = Ty, the other one = Chainz
    I completely get what you mean and to be honest the parts i like (same parts as you) were the reason why it debuted so high, while the rest will be a reason for a big second week drop as there's not a lot replay value for "Accelerate".

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    11 (NEW) Shawn Mendes feat. Khalid – Youth

    Youth is quite comfortably the best track Shawn has releases so far from his upcoming album. As soon as i saw Khalid's name mentioned, my gut feeling was this would verge more towards r'n'b pop, and it does just that and the song definitely delivers.
    +1 to everything you wrote <3

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    12 (NEW) Childish Gambino – This Is America

    That music video though! It's been a long time since i've seen a song become so popular thanks to its music video. I never did get into Redbone but this time i actually do like the song to an extent whilst the music video takes the song to another dimension.
    And once again, +1! "This Is America" is even his very first notation on my charts

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    17 (NEW) Cesar Sampson – Nobody But You

    I will admit i'm not blown away by Austria's entry. It's a good song, just not a very powerful or spectacular one. But it has a good chance of doing well tonight.
    ...and you were right again What a surprising success, next to Germany! Didn't see that coming - but i'm so happy for Austria. Let's hope Switzerland follows soon and gets some surprising successes as well in the future The song is like one that gets played a lot by radios and Cesar was quite yummy so i can see why people voted for Austria.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    24 (NEW) Ieva Zasimauskait? – When We’re Old

    I hardly bothered with this song initially. I think i watched the music video once, thought it was sweet and moved on. It didn't draw me in and want to go back and listen to the song again and again. After semi final 1 i wasn't sure what i thought, i liked it and i thought the staging was so lovely and then the ending when she sings to her partner was so touching. It made me like the song more, and whilst its now one of the big favourites to win i still prefer other songs more.
    I can completely relate to you here, as it's been the same with me. I didn't have "When We're Old" on my radar until the performance on the Semi Final. At first it didn't even look like this may enter my Top40, but the performance was so cute that i got into the song and it became one of my favorite ones from the first Semi. I thought the odds overrated this one here though and in the end it also performed worse, but still good enough for Lithuania IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    28 (NEW) Florence + The Machine – Hunger

    Aww such a nice surprise seeing Hunger enter as i thought you weren't keen on this song. It's such an improvement on Sky full of song, and only the powerhouse vocals of Céline Dion could keep Florence off #1 for me last weekend. <3
    Don't expect a long stay for this though It was good enough to let it onto my charts, but i'm still not blown away by it of course. Let's see how the album will be, as i'll check it out for sure and it will be the first time i'll hear a Florence album in full.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    36 (NEW) Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There

    This is no Hold my hand but i have been enjoying this song throughout the week. It's unlikely to go anywhere near #1 in my new chart but a top 10 new entry is looking possible.
    Good news for Jess on your charts then! I think it's nice but she never really impressed me that much to be honest. But she seems very sympathetic, so i hope it's a success for her in the UK and i also hope she won't suffer from the second album curse there like Emeli, Leona, Duffy & Co.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    39 (NEW) Troye Sivan – Bloom

    Wow i thought you would love Bloom more than this. Even with all the eurovison songs entering. I adore Bloom, its such an hypnotic pop song and Troye's vocals are so lush. I still prefer My my my but this is another mighty fine single. <3
    It's... okay? To be fair the last song by Troye already didn't get me that much, so i didn't take that much time to get into "Bloom". Maybe the album release will get him some more success.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    40 (NEW) Alexander Rybak – That’s How You Write A Song

    I'm sure Norway will do well but its no Fairytale. I've categorised this alongside Israel. Both performances are fun to watch but i just think the songs themselves aren't up to the same standard as several others this year.

    On an additional note i know you're not a fan of Ireland's entry so i can understand Ryan not appearing. But what about Ukraine and Australia? Are you not a fan of their entries this year? Your commentary says semi final 2 will have a bigger boost next week...but Alexander Rybak is already charting? :(
    Alexander kinda destroyed his ESC legacy with this entry. It's a cute, catchy pop song, but soooooo many universes behind the brilliant "Fairytale". I'm glad he went into the finals as it looks better that way, but i'm also not sad that he didn't end up as high as the odds were expecting.

    Ireland will enter this week as i started to really enjoy it As for the others... i didn't take lots of time to listen to the SF2 entries last week, mainly the ones from SF1, but when i listened to the compilation in full "That's How You Write A Song" always got into my head + the 'hype' around him also helped him to get onto my charts already last week.

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    by » 15-05-18, 19:00

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    Actually when i was writing down my reply last week i had the team from Red/Blue in my mind, and when i challenged Koga on the weekend i was shocked how he was starting the battle with a Venonat! Anyways, the levels in Yellow are slightly higher than in Red/Blue and Venomoth's level 50 had me shocked (and its Double Team move was annoying too), but in the end his team was actually weaker than expected and i did it without big problems.

    Are you also playing a Pokémon game apart from GO or are you currently on a break?
    Right on Did you torch all of Koga's bugs with Charizard/Glurak? Pidgeot/Tauboss could do a lot of damage to his Yellow team too. Have you taken on Sabrina/Cursilla yet?

    Ha, yeah, I actually picked up an extra copy of Platinum so that I could do a Nuzlocke in it (since I've never deleted my original file on my first copy of Platinum after making decent progress in the Battle Frontier). I'd forgotten just how much it improved over Diamond & Pearl (character development, pacing of the story, Pokémon variety, Pokémon learnsets, etc.) I've been messing around with the Trading Card Game Online a bit too. I don't think I'll start collecting cards again, since that hobby can get pretty expensive pretty fast, but you can experiment with quite a few theme decks for free (and collect free digital booster packs) using the online version.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    You know... my partner can't drive So when we got somewhere, it's obvious that i have to drive or we take a taxi/train, but i hate that and it's so freaking expensive over here.
    He's found the perfect way to never get stuck being the designated driver.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    Oooh... these were amazing times. I actually miss these... "No Tears Left To Cry" would have been a deserved addition to that list. I just looked a bit more onto the charts lately and gosh, there are basically just R&B/Rap/Urban artists. When did this happen? :-?
    Yeah, Spotify/streaming in general has given those genres a HUGE boost, and I don't entirely understand why. Maybe there were always a ton of fans/listeners out there, but instead of buying the tracks on iTunes, they'd just play them on YouTube (or download them illegally. Not that I can judge, since I did some of that myself pre-streaming) None of those methods would've been reflected on official charts before, but now that free (legal) streaming is so easily accessible and does count for official charts, maybe the true popularity/mass appeal of these tracks is finally being seen? Or it's a conspiracy and certain people are influencing all of the curated/recommended playlists on streaming services... ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    OMG - this is SO lovely
    Damn, sometimes i'm so late with discovering some great songs... I think i already like this more than everything from "Golden Hour"
    I'm SO so glad you think so!

    I was definitely afraid that pushing you too hard to check it out would backfire, and you'd just be like "FINE, I listened, it's nothing special..."

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    Aw, the album wasn't that forgettable IMO. I actually really enjoyed it back then
    Ah, really? What were some of your other favorite songs? Maybe I should re-visit it. Back when it came out, it just seemed like an attempt at having her own Teenage Dream: a very summery, poppy album with songs about being young, rebellious, and in love (but nowhere near as enjoyable as most of TD).

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    Really? Since when are you scrobbling on LastFM? Even my 50th most played song ever has 395 scrobbles, my most played one has 2,240 scrobbles But around 2013 i was playing songs to death, so while a few songs have a huge amount of plays, i actually played (much) less music at that time than i do now. These days it's very rare for a song to reach 300+ plays from me. My most played song from 2017 has 295 plays for example ("Symphony").

    Hm... to be really honest, i kinda cheated on her plays. Since i knew (and saw) that many scrobbles got lost (i synced it, and the Scrobbler crashed down afterwards and the plays were lost) so in the end i played it a few times despite not listening to it, to basically get the lost scrobbles back
    I opened my current last.fm account in 2010 Ha, I guess I sometimes over-estimate just how active of a music listener I am. Your impressive scrobble figures remind me that I'm still a small fish in a big pond of music lovers!

    Ha, I'm guilty of doing that too when I've noticed that last.fm didn't register any play counts for a song that I KNOW I just played at least once/twice/whatever.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    Really? I thought it was quite obvious because it was the most successful album track. It's a way too safe choice but to be fair he won't get a big hit anyway, no matter what he releases from this album now. Basically similar situation to Adele's "25" once the album was a few weeks old. I would have loved to see them pushing "Galway Girl" in the US or as you mentioned "Eraser". My absolute favorite track left is "Nancy Mulligan" so that would have been my most favorite choice, though it's just on the deluxe so i knew it wouldn't happen.
    Hmmm...maybe I just didn't notice how well it was performing because I've never been very interested in the song itself :-? I would've loved to seem them finally push "Galway Girl" here in the US, or "New Man" everywhere...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    Yeah. She's one of the new girls i'm really enjoying, so i was looking forward to "Speak Your Mind". It turned out good, though it's not as strong as i was hoping for. So to be really honest with you, i think there would be better albums to add to your queue first, especially since you're not really familiar with her so far. This doesn't mean it's not good though, it's just like she already released the best tracks. Similar case to Dua Lipa or Zara Larsson.
    Ah, good to know! In that case, I'll probably just keep enjoying Dirty Computer (and Golden, and Golden Hour, and all the random new singles that pop up) until CHVRCHES drop Love Is Dead on the 25th.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    1 (3) Elina Nechayeva – La forza
    2 (5) Saara Aalto – Monsters *G*
    4 (1) Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry
    5 (RE) Netta – Toy
    7 (NEW) Céline Dion – Ashes
    9 (2) Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends *P*
    10 (NEW) Christina Aguilera feat. Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz – Accelerate
    11 (NEW) Shawn Mendes feat. Khalid – Youth
    12 (NEW) Childish Gambino – This Is America
    14 (7) Anne-Marie – 2002
    15 (9) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) – Crash And Burn *G*
    16 (8) Ed Sheeran – Happier
    19 (10) Carrie Underwood – Cry Pretty
    21 (18) Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss
    23 (20) David Guetta & Sia – Flames
    29 (16) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) – Out Of The Darkness *G*
    30 (17) Auri – The Space Between *G*
    32 (23) Sam Smith feat. Logic – Pray
    36 (NEW) Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There
    37 (14) Imagine Dragons – Radioactive *P*
    38 (19) Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes *G*
    39 (NEW) Troye Sivan – Bloom
    • I wasn't following Eurovision, but your No. 1 definitely seems better suited to your usual tastes than the actual winner I checked out "Toy" thanks to Akini's chart, and it's certainly a...quirky, creative song (that still carries a worthwhile message).
    • I'm lovin' that Top 10 debut for "Ashes." I don't know Céline's discography nearly as well as some of the other big-name-females from the past few decades (Mariah, Madonna, Kylie, Whitney, Janet, etc.) - I only have her hits collections - but she's certainly sold me on this new offering!
    • It was really encouraging to see "This Is America" secure a No. 1 debut on the latest Hot 100 It (well, the video in particular) sends messages that REALLY need to be seen by as many people as possible right now (especially here in the States). Admittedly, I haven't actually been playing the song itself that much, which is why it hasn't appeared on my chart...but if I had a music video or "Cultural Significance" honor, it'd absolutely receive that!
    • A lot of people seem really underwhelmed by "I'll Be There," but I'm pretty charmed by it. I haven't been following Jess too closely, so I didn't have any expectations going into it, but it seems on-par with "Hold My Hand" to me. They're both upbeat, poppy, feel-good tunes that are pleasant enough (but don't blow me away or anything).
    • Poor "Bloom" Are you trying to tell us you're strictly a top, Tansike...?

    Yet another strong chart, Tansike!

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    by » 16-05-18, 02:05

    Lovin' the ESC effect! I think this year was one of the best since I started watching in 2013, and Netta was the perfect winner. I'm pleased to see "Monsters" so high. Saara had my favourite performance the night of the grand final, and, of course, "Fuego" is a bop. Both my mom and sister said Eleni was their favourite, so I'm not surprised that she seems to be winning the 'popular vote' on the charts. Also, Alexander deserved better; his song may be meh, but his performance was the most charming of the night.

    As for the other new entries, "Ashes" is a good effort from the greatest singer alive, "Accelerate" is...well thank God for "Twice", "Youth" is on track to become my favourite Shawn Mendes song to date, "This Is America" has a powerful video, and "Hunger" is one of the most relatable songs I've heard in a while. I can't wait for Florence's new album!

    1 (3) Elina Nechayeva – La forza
    2 (5) Saara Aalto – Monsters *G*
    3 (NEW) Eleni Foureira – Fuego
    4 (1) Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry
    5 (RE) Netta – Toy
    6 (6) Equinox – Bones
    7 (NEW) Céline Dion – Ashes
    8 (11) Mikolas Josef – Lie To Me
    9 (2) Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends *P*
    10 (NEW) Christina Aguilera feat. Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz – Accelerate
    11 (NEW) Shawn Mendes feat. Khalid – Youth
    12 (NEW) Childish Gambino – This Is America
    15 (9) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) – Crash And Burn *G*
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    16 (8) Ed Sheeran – Happier
    17 (NEW) Cesar Sampson – Nobody But You
    19 (10) Carrie Underwood – Cry Pretty
    21 (18) Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss
    23 (20) David Guetta & Sia – Flames
    28 (NEW) Florence + The Machine – Hunger
    32 (23) Sam Smith feat. Logic – Pray
    35 (13) Nicki Minaj – Chun-Li
    37 (14) Imagine Dragons – Radioactive *P*
    38 (19) Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes *G*
    39 (NEW) Troye Sivan – Bloom
    40 (NEW) Alexander Rybak – That’s How You Write A Song
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    by » 16-05-18, 10:36

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix98
    Right on Did you torch all of Koga's bugs with Charizard/Glurak? Pidgeot/Tauboss could do a lot of damage to his Yellow team too. Have you taken on Sabrina/Cursilla yet?

    Ha, yeah, I actually picked up an extra copy of Platinum so that I could do a Nuzlocke in it (since I've never deleted my original file on my first copy of Platinum after making decent progress in the Battle Frontier). I'd forgotten just how much it improved over Diamond & Pearl (character development, pacing of the story, Pokémon variety, Pokémon learnsets, etc.) I've been messing around with the Trading Card Game Online a bit too. I don't think I'll start collecting cards again, since that hobby can get pretty expensive pretty fast, but you can experiment with quite a few theme decks for free (and collect free digital booster packs) using the online version.
    Butterfree’s Psy Beam was my biggest help there! I don’t have a Charizard yet (two more levels to go…) and Charmeleon’s Ember is quite weak actually…
    No, I didn’t play much lately so I’m not much further. I’m moving soon so my free time is currently packed with preparing stuff for that.

    Ah, sounds great! Oh yeah, I loved Platinum back when it came out… probably even the last Pokémon game I really loved & stanned for! How far are you at the moment?
    Do you have to pay nothing at all for the TCG Online game? Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about TCGs, not only Pokémon, but also Yu-Gi-Oh, which was a HUGE part of my life during my teens, as I even played lots of tournaments and I’ve started to really miss something like that in my life. But as you say, collecting them is always so expensive, so doing it online may be a great compromise.

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix98
    He's found the perfect way to never get stuck being the designated driver.
    He really did!

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix98
    Yeah, Spotify/streaming in general has given those genres a HUGE boost, and I don't entirely understand why. Maybe there were always a ton of fans/listeners out there, but instead of buying the tracks on iTunes, they'd just play them on YouTube (or download them illegally. Not that I can judge, since I did some of that myself pre-streaming) None of those methods would've been reflected on official charts before, but now that free (legal) streaming is so easily accessible and does count for official charts, maybe the true popularity/mass appeal of these tracks is finally being seen? Or it's a conspiracy and certain people are influencing all of the curated/recommended playlists on streaming services... ;)
    Maybe. But, I don’t remember to see so many tracks/artists from that genre smashing the way they do now like a few years ago. There’s been a time when dance tracks were so popular, also on Spotify. At least that’s what I remember. So maybe it’s just now? And in a year or two something else slays again… if so, then hopefully it’ll be the pop girls!

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix98
    I'm SO so glad you think so!

    I was definitely afraid that pushing you too hard to check it out would backfire, and you'd just be like "FINE, I listened, it's nothing special..."
    Haha… no, I really enjoyed this song. She’s probably one of the artists I should have checked out YEARS ago!

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix98
    Ah, really? What were some of your other favorite songs? Maybe I should re-visit it. Back when it came out, it just seemed like an attempt at having her own Teenage Dream: a very summery, poppy album with songs about being young, rebellious, and in love (but nowhere near as enjoyable as most of TD).
    “Let Me Go” and the Marilyn Manson collabs immediately come to my mind, I always enjoyed these two a lot and was sad she never released the latter as a proper single. “Rock N Roll” and “Give You What You Like” were strong, too. But now that you’re mentioning it, yeah, I can see the attempt of getting an own TD as well!

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix98
    I opened my current last.fm account in 2010 Ha, I guess I sometimes over-estimate just how active of a music listener I am. Your impressive scrobble figures remind me that I'm still a small fish in a big pond of music lovers!

    Ha, I'm guilty of doing that too when I've noticed that last.fm didn't register any play counts for a song that I KNOW I just played at least once/twice/whatever.
    Me as well! Well, in the end it shouldn’t matter how many songs someone played or how often. As long as one can enjoy listening to music it’s all fine

    Glad to hear I’m not the only one who ‘cheated’ in the past

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix98
    Hmmm...maybe I just didn't notice how well it was performing because I've never been very interested in the song itself :-? I would've loved to seem them finally push "Galway Girl" here in the US, or "New Man" everywhere...
    Maybe this will still happen? I mean, “Happier” is basically only the fourth international single, and two of them were released at the same time. The album has many songs left and was a huge success, and there was a time when artists released 5+ singles from huge albums (“Teenage Dream”, “Loud”). It will probably depend on 1) how long he wants to have a break after the tour and 2) how well “Happier” will do.

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix98
    Ah, good to know! In that case, I'll probably just keep enjoying Dirty Computer (and Golden, and Golden Hour, and all the random new singles that pop up) until CHVRCHES drop Love Is Dead on the 25th.
    Oh, I forgot “Love Is Dead” comes out so soon! Thanks for the little reminder! I feel like the first half of 2018 has been much busier than previous first halfs… usually it’s always the second half of a year which is so busy.

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix98
    • I wasn't following Eurovision, but your No. 1 definitely seems better suited to your usual tastes than the actual winner I checked out "Toy" thanks to Akini's chart, and it's certainly a...quirky, creative song (that still carries a worthwhile message).
    • I'm lovin' that Top 10 debut for "Ashes." I don't know Céline's discography nearly as well as some of the other big-name-females from the past few decades (Mariah, Madonna, Kylie, Whitney, Janet, etc.) - I only have her hits collections - but she's certainly sold me on this new offering!
    • It was really encouraging to see "This Is America" secure a No. 1 debut on the latest Hot 100 It (well, the video in particular) sends messages that REALLY need to be seen by as many people as possible right now (especially here in the States). Admittedly, I haven't actually been playing the song itself that much, which is why it hasn't appeared on my chart...but if I had a music video or "Cultural Significance" honor, it'd absolutely receive that!
    • A lot of people seem really underwhelmed by "I'll Be There," but I'm pretty charmed by it. I haven't been following Jess too closely, so I didn't have any expectations going into it, but it seems on-par with "Hold My Hand" to me. They're both upbeat, poppy, feel-good tunes that are pleasant enough (but don't blow me away or anything).
    • Poor "Bloom" Are you trying to tell us you're strictly a top, Tansike...?

    Yet another strong chart, Tansike!
    Do you enjoyed “La forza”? It’s a stunning song… her vocals are flawless, the staging is beautiful and she’s also sooo beautiful. I’m happy it did quite well on the contest. “Toy” is good, too, and also one of my faves, but in the end I would’ve preferred Cyprus or Estonia as the winner.
    I think we were already talking about Eurovision last year but I don’t remember exactly… did you ever watch the contest? Or how come you’re familiar with it? As it’s still a thing in Europe and not really known in the US, isn’t it?

    Glad to see you’re enjoying that debut for Céline! I already saw its spot on your chart and I’m happy to see so many people reacting so positively about “Ashes”. It’s such a strong track which would deserves lots of charts success to be honest. From the ones you’ve written down, I actually know Céline’s music more than I know Janet’s, Whitney’s, Mariah’s and probably even Kylie’s discography… but I grew up in Switzerland, and Céline’s huuuge here.

    YES! A deserved #1 debut. Well, Ariana also would have deserved it, but I’m happy Childish Gambino was able to do it with such a strong message. I think without the video “This Is America” wouldn’t have appeared on my charts at all to be honest…

    I have to admit Jess never really got me, and “I’ll Be There” is on a similar level like most of the songs from her debut album. #36 is even a solid debut for her, also considering how many other songs are arriving on my charts that week.

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    Thanks a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSparksFan
    Lovin' the ESC effect! I think this year was one of the best since I started watching in 2013, and Netta was the perfect winner. I'm pleased to see "Monsters" so high. Saara had my favourite performance the night of the grand final, and, of course, "Fuego" is a bop. Both my mom and sister said Eleni was their favourite, so I'm not surprised that she seems to be winning the 'popular vote' on the charts. Also, Alexander deserved better; his song may be meh, but his performance was the most charming of the night.

    As for the other new entries, "Ashes" is a good effort from the greatest singer alive, "Accelerate" is...well thank God for "Twice", "Youth" is on track to become my favourite Shawn Mendes song to date, "This Is America" has a powerful video, and "Hunger" is one of the most relatable songs I've heard in a while. I can't wait for Florence's new album!

    ...
    Glad to hear you're loving the ESC slayage which is going on in my charts at the moment! It's still hard for me to rank this years contest compared to previous ones, but at first i thought it may become the weakest ever as it took ages for me to dive into the entries, but since around two weeks i'm loving so many songs and it's definitely much stronger than 2017. Happy to hear your positive feedback about Saara's performance - a shame she flopped so much on the contest. Her vocals were on point and she made a great show, Top15 AT LEAST would have been so nice YASSS at your family loving Eleni - in the end, i was rooting for her, but Israel is a good winner as well. Agree about Alexander.

    at "Accelerate"! I think it's not that bad at all, shorter and without the featurings it would have been much better though. I feel the same about "Youth" and agree about "This Is America", while "Hunger" didn't do that much for me so far, but i'm definitely checking her album out as well

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    A huge thank you to everyone who has voted in the poll - 8 users (= 100%) went with 'it's good' when it comes to the new design! So after three weeks i just took the poll off - again, thanks to everyone

    New charts coming up shortly...

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    thanks so much for all comments

    My Charts - week 20/2018 – 17 may 2018 - ESC craziness
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    • Singles Top40




    Spoiler!

    1 (1) Elina Nechayeva – La forza
    Chart Run: 3-*1*-1- / 3w

    2 (3) Eleni Foureira – Fuego
    Chart Run: 3-*2*- / 2w

    3 (2) Saara Aalto – Monsters *G*
    Chart Run: 9-2-2-*1*-5-14-27-40-37-Out-RE 5-2-3- / 12w

    4 (NEW) Selena Gomez – Back To You
    Chart Run: *4*- / 1w

    5 (6) Equinox – Bones
    Chart Run: 6-6-*5*- / 3w

    6 (5) Netta – Toy
    Chart Run: 16-20-39-Out-RE *5*-6- / 5w

    7 (8) Mikolas Josef – Lie To Me
    Chart Run: 11-8-*7*- / 3w

    8 (NEW) Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off
    Chart Run: *8*- / 1w

    9 (4) Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry
    Chart Run: *1*-1-4-9- / 4w

    10 (NEW) Madame Monsieur – Mercy
    Chart Run: *10*- / 1w

    11 (7) Céline Dion – Ashes
    Chart Run: *7*-11- / 2w

    12 (NEW) Rita Ora feat. Cardi B, Bebe Rexha & Charli XCX – Girls
    Chart Run: *12*- / 1w

    13 (NEW) Waylon – Outlaw In ‘Em
    Chart Run: *13*- / 1w

    14 (NEW) Ryan O'Shaughnessy – Together
    Chart Run: *14*- / 1w

    15 (17) Cesar Sampson – Nobody But You
    Chart Run: 17-*15*- / 2w

    16 (NEW) Rasmussen – Higher Ground
    Chart Run: *16*- / 1w

    17 (RE) Jessica Mauboy – We Got Love
    Chart Run: 39-Out-RE *17*- / 2w

    18 (9) Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends *P*
    Chart Run: 5-*1*-1-2-3-5-5-6-3-7-6-2-9-18- / 14w

    19 (11) Shawn Mendes feat. Khalid – Youth
    Chart Run: *11*-19- / 2w

    20 (NEW) Mélovin – Under The Ladder
    Chart Run: *20*- / 1w

    21 (12) Childish Gambino – This Is America
    Chart Run: *12*-21- / 2w

    22 (RE) Charlie Puth – Attention
    Chart Run: 29-Out-RE 27-25-29-28-33-38-Out-RE *22*- / 8w

    23 (14) Anne-Marie – 2002
    Chart Run: 12-*7*-14-23- / 4w

    24 (NEW) SuRie – Storm
    Chart Run: *24*- / 1w

    25 (NEW) Lea Sirk – Hvala, ne!
    Chart Run: *25*- / 1w

    26 (24) Ieva Zasimauskait? – When We’re Old
    Chart Run: *24*-26- / 2w

    27 (10) Christina Aguilera feat. Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz – Accelerate
    Chart Run: *10*-27- / 2w

    28 (NEW) AWS – Viszlát nyár
    Chart Run: *28*- / 1w

    29 (NEW) Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone
    Chart Run: *29*- / 1w

    30 (13) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) – My Indigo *P*
    Chart Run: *2*-4-5-7-10-11-10-16-23-26-33-Out-RE 3-4-13-30- / 15w

    31 (RE) Charlie Puth feat. Khelani – Done For Me
    Chart Run: 27-24-17-*13*-15-17-22-Out-RE 31- / 8w

    32 (NEW) Christabelle – Taboo
    Chart Run: *32*- / 1w

    33 (18) ZiBBZ – Stones
    Chart Run: *18*-33- / 2w

    34 (15) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) – Crash And Burn *G*
    Chart Run: *2*-7-9-14-19-22-2-9-15-34- / 10w

    35 (NEW) Jessika feat. Jenifer Brening – Who We Are
    Chart Run: *35*- / 1w

    36 (NEW) DoReDoS – My Lucky Day
    Chart Run: *36*- / 1w

    37 (NEW) Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer – Light Me Up
    Chart Run: *37*- / 1w

    38 (NEW) Noah Cyrus & MAX – Team
    Chart Run: *38*- / 1w

    39 (23) David Guetta & Sia – Flames
    Chart Run: 16-12-*6*-13-18-20-23-39- / 8w

    40 (NEW) The Humans – Goodbye
    Chart Run: *40*- / 1w


    Out of Top40
    Out (16) Ed Sheeran – Happier (2w)
    Out (19) Carrie Underwood – Cry Pretty (4w)
    Out (20) Sofi Tukker – Batshit (4w)
    Out (21) Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (5w)
    Out (22) Anne-Marie – Alarm (2w)
    Out (25) Marshmello & Juicy J feat. James Arthur – You Can Cry (1w)
    Out (26) Sennek – A Matter Of Time (1w)
    Out (27) Gianna Terzi – Oneiro Mou (1w)
    Out (28) Florence + The Machine – Hunger (1w)
    Out (29) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) – Out Of The Darkness *G* (12w)
    Out (30) Auri – The Space Between *G* (9w)
    Out (31) Eye Cue – Lost And Found (1w)
    Out (32) Sam Smith feat. Logic – Pray (6w)
    Out (33) Julia Michaels feat. Trippie Redd – Jump (1w)
    Out (34) Aisel – X My Heart (1w)
    Out (35) Nicki Minaj – Chun-Li (4w)
    Out (36) Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There (1w)
    Out (37) Imagine Dragons – Radioactive *P* (28w)
    Out (38) Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes *G* (12w)
    Out (39) Troye Sivan – Bloom (1w)
    Out (40) Alexander Rybak – That’s How You Write A Song (1w)


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    My Charts - week 20/2018 – 17 may 2018 - ESC craziness
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    • Album Top20




    Spoiler!

    1 (1) Eurovision Song Contest 2018 *G*
    Chart Run: 5-7-5-3-*1*-1- / 6w

    2 (NEW) Charlie Puth – Voicenotes
    Chart Run: *2*- / 1w

    3 (NEW) Loreena McKennitt – Lost Souls
    Chart Run: *3*- / 1w

    4 (2) My Indigo – My Indigo
    Chart Run: *1*-1-2-4- / 4w

    5 (3) Saara Aalto – Wild Wild Wonderland
    Chart Run: 4-*3*-5- / 3w

    6 (4) Anne-Marie – Speak Your Mind
    Chart Run: *2*-4-6- / 3w

    7 (6) Sofi Tukker – Treehouse
    Chart Run: *4*-4-7-6-7- / 5w

    8 (7) Pentatonix – PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I
    Chart Run: *5*-6-9-7-8- / 5w

    9 (5) Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer
    Chart Run: *5*-5-9- / 3w

    10 (11) Faun – XV - Best Of *G*
    Chart Run: *4*-7-10-14-9-10-5-6-9-12-13-11-10- / 13w

    11 (8) Cardi B – Invasion Of Privacy
    Chart Run: 3-*2*-3-8-8-11- / 6w

    12 (13) Brandi Carlile – By The Way, I Forgive You *G*
    Chart Run: *1*-1-1-2-4-4-7-9-15-18-12-13-12- / 13w

    13 (18) Leaves’ Eyes – Sign Of The Dragonhead *G*
    Chart Run: *1*-1-1-1-3-6-9-12-13-15-18-14-13-20-Out-RE 18-13- / 16w

    14 (10) Auri – Auri *G*
    Chart Run: *1*-2-1-3-7-10-10-14- / 8w

    15 (12) Ashley Monroe – Sparrow
    Chart Run: *8*-11-12-15- / 4w

    16 (9) Imagine Dragons – Evolve *P*
    Chart Run: 2-2-2-2-3-5-7-11-14-16-19-Out-RE 17-12-16-15-18-Out-RE *1*-2-6-9-16- / 21w

    17 (15) The Weeknd – My Dear Melancholy,
    Chart Run: *1*-2-6-9-14-15-17- / 7w

    18 (14) Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
    Chart Run: *3*-7-8-11-15-14-18- / 7w

    19 (16) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – The Dark Element *P*
    Chart Run: *1*-1-1-2-3-5-9-5-6-9-7-3-4-1-3-5-2-4-10-14-15-Out-RE 16-19- / 23w

    20 (17) Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman *P*
    Chart Run: *1*-2-2-2-2-2-4-5-8-10-13-17-Out-RE 14-7-11-6-10-16-Out-RE 16-Out-RE 3-8-12-Out-RE 16-17-17-20- / 26w


    Out of Top20
    Out (19) Kylie Minogue – Golden (5w)
    Out (20) Nightwish – Decades *G* (8w)


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    by » 17-05-18, 10:39

    we have the same ESC taste. Estonia is going to debut VERY high on my chart as well. <3

    Love that Voicenotes is popular here too.

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    25 (NEW) Lea Sirk – Hvala, ne!
    Chart Run: *25*- / 1w

    Love this song, such a fine trap-influenced banger.


    16 (NEW) Rasmussen – Higher Ground
    Chart Run: *16*- / 1w

    Probably one of my favourite Eurovision studio cuts of the year
    Waffles are checked cookies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    Butterfree’s Psy Beam was my biggest help there! I don’t have a Charizard yet (two more levels to go…) and Charmeleon’s Ember is quite weak actually…
    No, I didn’t play much lately so I’m not much further. I’m moving soon so my free time is currently packed with preparing stuff for that.

    Ah, sounds great! Oh yeah, I loved Platinum back when it came out… probably even the last Pokémon game I really loved & stanned for! How far are you at the moment? Do you have to pay nothing at all for the TCG Online game? Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about TCGs, not only Pokémon, but also Yu-Gi-Oh, which was a HUGE part of my life during my teens, as I even played lots of tournaments and I’ve started to really miss something like that in my life. But as you say, collecting them is always so expensive, so doing it online may be a great compromise.
    Ah, yeah, Butterfree can be really useful in Gen I (especially for an early-game Bug-type!) When I did my Ash-inspired Yellow playthrough, I kept it on my team through the Elite Four thanks to its nifty "Sleep Powder"/"Schlafpuder," "Mega Drain"/"Megasauger" (from the TM), and "Psychic"/"Psychokinese" (from the TM). When/where are you moving? Exciting (and hopefully not too stressful).

    I just got to Route 222 in my Platinum run, so I'm nearly at the end of the main story. The online version of the card game is totally free, and it gives you a few different theme decks to use right away. You can earn coins by defeating computer opponents or other real players, and exchange those coins for more digital booster packs or theme decks. If you do purchase any real/physical packs at stores, each one comes with a code to redeem an online pack. You can trade the digital cards with other players too, though I haven't tried that yet. Hope that made sense I remember you mentioning Yu-Gi-Oh before, but I forgot that you actually competed in formal tournaments That's awesome! Do you still have most of those cards stashed away somewhere?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    Maybe. But, I don’t remember to see so many tracks/artists from that genre smashing the way they do now like a few years ago. There’s been a time when dance tracks were so popular, also on Spotify. At least that’s what I remember. So maybe it’s just now? And in a year or two something else slays again… if so, then hopefully it’ll be the pop girls!
    **Nod** That's definitely a part of it too: certain genres just fall in-and-out of style, and right now hip-hop/rap seems to be having a HUGE upswing in trendiness. I guess I'm a little spoiled for expecting my favorite artists/genres to always dominate I've just gotta be a little more patient, and the public's preferences will surely shift again at some point.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    “Let Me Go” and the Marilyn Manson collabs immediately come to my mind, I always enjoyed these two a lot and was sad she never released the latter as a proper single. “Rock N Roll” and “Give You What You Like” were strong, too. But now that you’re mentioning it, yeah, I can see the attempt of getting an own TD as well!
    I do remember "Bad Girl" standing out in a good way, and I think "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" made a pretty good impression too. As I look over that album's song titles right now, I can't recall most of their melodies/choruses at all, so it's definitely due for a re-visit sometime.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    Maybe this will still happen? I mean, “Happier” is basically only the fourth international single, and two of them were released at the same time. The album has many songs left and was a huge success, and there was a time when artists released 5+ singles from huge albums (“Teenage Dream”, “Loud”). It will probably depend on 1) how long he wants to have a break after the tour and 2) how well “Happier” will do.
    On one hand, I'd love to see some other stuff still get a push this era ("Galway Girl" here in the US, "New Man" everywhere)...but since the singles have been so massive (especially "Shape Of You" and "Perfect"), he's probably better off lying low for a while after "Happier." Having five proper singles from ÷ would be the same as x (not counting "Supermarket Flowers" getting that special-promo-single release after he performed it at the BRITs). So while I don't personally love the idea of closing out this era with "Happier," it might be for the best to wrap things up soon :-? I usually love long eras, but the backlash/over-exposure already started to feel pretty strong during "Shape Of You," and then "Perfect" was everywhere with all of its different versions...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    Oh, I forgot “Love Is Dead” comes out so soon! Thanks for the little reminder! I feel like the first half of 2018 has been much busier than previous first halfs… usually it’s always the second half of a year which is so busy.
    Same I probably would'nt have checked out ALL of the albums that I have this year if it wasn't for the convenience of Apple Music, but it really feels like there's been an especially large amount of noteworthy new releases already!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    Do you enjoyed “La forza”? It’s a stunning song… her vocals are flawless, the staging is beautiful and she’s also sooo beautiful. I’m happy it did quite well on the contest. “Toy” is good, too, and also one of my faves, but in the end I would’ve preferred Cyprus or Estonia as the winner.
    I think we were already talking about Eurovision last year but I don’t remember exactly… did you ever watch the contest? Or how come you’re familiar with it? As it’s still a thing in Europe and not really known in the US, isn’t it?
    I've never watched the contest before (I'm honestly not sure how I don't think it's broadcast on TV in the US at all, but maybe it's streamed online somewhere? It seems like Akini watched it all, and he's outside Europe, so it's accessible somehow.) I've just checked out the songs that I've seen dominating my favorite personal charts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    Glad to see you’re enjoying that debut for Céline! I already saw its spot on your chart and I’m happy to see so many people reacting so positively about “Ashes”. It’s such a strong track which would deserves lots of charts success to be honest. From the ones you’ve written down, I actually know Céline’s music more than I know Janet’s, Whitney’s, Mariah’s and probably even Kylie’s discography… but I grew up in Switzerland, and Céline’s huuuge here.
    Oooh...then you'll have to direct me toward her best albums! What are some of your all-time-favorite songs of hers? She was definitely one of the biggest acts of the 90's in the US too, but a handful of her hits were SO massive ("Because You Loved Me," "It's All Coming Back To Me Now," "My Heart Will Go On," "The Power Of Love," "I'm Your Angel") that a lot of her other singles either got over-shadowed or never even released in the US. When I downloaded My Love: Ultimate Essential Collection a while back, there were a LOT of songs that I didn't recognize!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    1 (1) Elina Nechayeva – La forza
    3 (2) Saara Aalto – Monsters *G*
    4 (NEW) Selena Gomez – Back To You
    6 (5) Netta – Toy
    9 (4) Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry
    11 (7) Céline Dion – Ashes
    18 (9) Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends *P*
    19 (11) Shawn Mendes feat. Khalid – Youth
    21 (12) Childish Gambino – This Is America
    22 (RE) Charlie Puth – Attention
    23 (14) Anne-Marie – 2002
    27 (10) Christina Aguilera feat. Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz – Accelerate
    31 (RE) Charlie Puth feat. Khelani – Done For Me
    34 (15) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) – Crash And Burn *G*
    39 (23) David Guetta & Sia – Flames
    The power of Eurovision must be STRONG if Selena had to settle for No. 4! "Wolves" debuted at No. 1, "Fetish" at No. 1, "Bad Liar" at No. 3, etc...or is "Back To You" just underwhelming for you?
    • Nice to see a couple of Charlie's singles benefiting from the album effect (which manages an impressive No. 2 entry) - including a new peak for "Attention"! I definitely forgot that it never reached higher than No. 25 before. I'd love to hear which other Voicenotes tracks have been standing out to you and helped it secure that Top 2 debut.

    Yet another forceful chart, Tansike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevyy
    we have the same ESC taste. Estonia is going to debut VERY high on my chart as well. <3

    Love that Voicenotes is popular here too.
    That's amazing! Elina really did a fantastic performance. I'm glad she ended up in the Top10 on the Grand Finale

    It's a great album <3

    Quote Originally Posted by heppolo
    25 (NEW) Lea Sirk – Hvala, ne!
    Chart Run: *25*- / 1w

    Love this song, such a fine trap-influenced banger.
    It was such a nice surprise when they announced Slovenia to be in the Grand Finale. So well deserved

    Quote Originally Posted by heppolo
    16 (NEW) Rasmussen – Higher Ground
    Chart Run: *16*- / 1w

    Probably one of my favourite Eurovision studio cuts of the year
    I really enjoy this, but i was surprised it was that popular among televoters. Good for Denmark though. And i guess this also means the live performance was a bit disappointing for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix98
    Ah, yeah, Butterfree can be really useful in Gen I (especially for an early-game Bug-type!) When I did my Ash-inspired Yellow playthrough, I kept it on my team through the Elite Four thanks to its nifty "Sleep Powder"/"Schlafpuder," "Mega Drain"/"Megasauger" (from the TM), and "Psychic"/"Psychokinese" (from the TM). When/where are you moving? Exciting (and hopefully not too stressful).

    I just got to Route 222 in my Platinum run, so I'm nearly at the end of the main story. The online version of the card game is totally free, and it gives you a few different theme decks to use right away. You can earn coins by defeating computer opponents or other real players, and exchange those coins for more digital booster packs or theme decks. If you do purchase any real/physical packs at stores, each one comes with a code to redeem an online pack. You can trade the digital cards with other players too, though I haven't tried that yet. Hope that made sense I remember you mentioning Yu-Gi-Oh before, but I forgot that you actually competed in formal tournaments That's awesome! Do you still have most of those cards stashed away somewhere?
    Ah, these moves sound fantastic. Mine will obviously get Psychic as well, plus it already has Sleep Power. So far, all of my Pokémon only have the moves they get through levelling up though, but I’ll add some more moves later on. I didn’t spoil me so far with which moves they get through level ups so I wanted to wait until they reach a certain level at first before giving them some other moves. But I have to say I just spoiled me a little bit yesterday as I was missing Pikachu’s Swift and had to check out when it learns it, and got shocked that it never gets it, only in Fire/Blue…
    I’m moving this Saturday, and I’ll give the keys from my old apartment back next Tuesday. So in a week it all will already be over – thank god! The last time was a huge nightmare so I’m really stressed out at the moment because of this (but also because of other stuff). There are nights where I sleep just 2-3 hours at the moment, so I’ll be VERY happy when it’ll be next week at this time

    Ah wow. What’s your current team?
    This sounds VERY interesting. I think I’ll definitely try it out when the moving is done. Haha yeah, I was soooo obsessed with Yu-Gi-Oh for a few years, I knew everything and did quite well in some tournaments, though nothing too big. I also flopped a bit on the Swiss Championship Unfortunately, no, I gave my whole collection to my brother when I moved out nearly eight years ago, which was one of a few very bad decisions, as I had thousands of cards and they were also worth thousands of swiss francs/dollars. My collections was awesome. No idea what I was thinking when I moved out back then! :(

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix98
    **Nod** That's definitely a part of it too: certain genres just fall in-and-out of style, and right now hip-hop/rap seems to be having a HUGE upswing in trendiness. I guess I'm a little spoiled for expecting my favorite artists/genres to always dominate I've just gotta be a little more patient, and the public's preferences will surely shift again at some point.
    True… and I hope the public’s preferences will change soon! Drake will drop his new album soon and I’m so afraid that the charts will be full of Drake… I’m already not the biggest fan of that Post Malone charts slayage, and Drake will easily be even bigger.

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix98
    I do remember "Bad Girl" standing out in a good way, and I think "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" made a pretty good impression too. As I look over that album's song titles right now, I can't recall most of their melodies/choruses at all, so it's definitely due for a re-visit sometime.
    Glad to hear that you remember “Bad Girl”! Kinda sad you already forgot all others, with most of them being official singles! Definitely not a good sign at all for the album

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix98
    On one hand, I'd love to see some other stuff still get a push this era ("Galway Girl" here in the US, "New Man" everywhere)...but since the singles have been so massive (especially "Shape Of You" and "Perfect"), he's probably better off lying low for a while after "Happier." Having five proper singles from ÷ would be the same as x (not counting "Supermarket Flowers" getting that special-promo-single release after he performed it at the BRITs). So while I don't personally love the idea of closing out this era with "Happier," it might be for the best to wrap things up soon :-? I usually love long eras, but the backlash/over-exposure already started to feel pretty strong during "Shape Of You," and then "Perfect" was everywhere with all of its different versions...
    I think you may be right. Also, “Happier” is finally starting to take off in a few countries, so it may be possible that it even turns out to be a nice hit for him and he’ll be on the charts for another few months, so by the time it’ll be over it would be summer… and I can see him moving on with new music in 2020 (or he’s taking a break and comes back in 2021). I’m still crossing my fingers for a “Nancy Mulligan” release, maybe alongside a tour video, which could happen as he’s touring the whole summer as well…

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix98
    Same I probably would'nt have checked out ALL of the albums that I have this year if it wasn't for the convenience of Apple Music, but it really feels like there's been an especially large amount of noteworthy new releases already!
    Glad you turned into an Apple Music fan as well <3
    It’s really crazy. Shawn Mendes will release his album this week as well, and Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Owl City, Lily Allen, Bebe Rexha and Florence + The Machine are all releasing their new albums next month I’d be broke by now if I still would buy all the albums in physical format

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix98
    I've never watched the contest before (I'm honestly not sure how I don't think it's broadcast on TV in the US at all, but maybe it's streamed online somewhere? It seems like Akini watched it all, and he's outside Europe, so it's accessible somehow.) I've just checked out the songs that I've seen dominating my favorite personal charts.
    Ah right. I think it was possible to follow the livestream on YouTube in Canada/US until 2017 but not this year, which is VERY weird and unfair to the American fans. So I’m not sure how Akini managed to watch it.

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix98
    Oooh...then you'll have to direct me toward her best albums! What are some of your all-time-favorite songs of hers? She was definitely one of the biggest acts of the 90's in the US too, but a handful of her hits were SO massive ("Because You Loved Me," "It's All Coming Back To Me Now," "My Heart Will Go On," "The Power Of Love," "I'm Your Angel") that a lot of her other singles either got over-shadowed or never even released in the US. When I downloaded My Love: Ultimate Essential Collection a while back, there were a LOT of songs that I didn't recognize!
    Oh I’m sorry, I think I picked the wrong words. Yes, I’m more familiar with Céline than with Janet, Whitney, Mariah or even Kylie, but this doesn’t mean I’m familiar with her albums or album tracks. It’s just that I don’t even know many singles by the other girls, while I’m quite familiar with Céline’s singles. There are also a few album tracks I know, plus her last French album “Sans attender” was quite nice as a whole as well, but that’s pretty much it

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix98
    The power of Eurovision must be STRONG if Selena had to settle for No. 4! "Wolves" debuted at No. 1, "Fetish" at No. 1, "Bad Liar" at No. 3, etc...or is "Back To You" just underwhelming for you?
    • Nice to see a couple of Charlie's singles benefiting from the album effect (which manages an impressive No. 2 entry) - including a new peak for "Attention"! I definitely forgot that it never reached higher than No. 25 before. I'd love to hear which other Voicenotes tracks have been standing out to you and helped it secure that Top 2 debut.

    Yet another forceful chart, Tansike!
    Oh… you’re good at remembering these debut positions Even I had to look them up!
    Yeah, the ESC is always (or often) a huge event for me and always dominated my charts during the weeks when the Semi Finals and the Grand Final are airing on the TV. Speaking of which, I’d recommend you Eleni Foureira – Fuego, my current #2 and the ESC entry for Cyprus which came 2nd on the contest. I think you may enjoy it
    As for “Back To You”, I’m really liking it but it’s definitely not among her best ones. Maybe it will get that Top3 spot once the ESC hype is over… so maybe already this week?

    “Attention” was a weird one for me, as I never really got into it until this year. There were a few big hits in the last one and a half years which never got me, others being Julia Michaels’ “Issues” or Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still” for example. Picking my favorite ones of “Voicenotes” is reeeaaally difficult at the moment. I’ve heard the album nine times so far according to LastFM but to me it more works like a whole body of work and none of the tracks except the singles really stood out for me. That’s a very good sign for the album though, but I’m not sure if he gets another hit from it. “Done For Me” clearly is the best I’d say, from the album tracks I think I’d pick “The Way I Am” and “Patient”. But if you enjoyed his music so far, you really should give the whole album a listen one day

    Thanks so much

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    by » 23-05-18, 08:22

    I really enjoy this, but i was surprised it was that popular among televoters. Good for Denmark though. And i guess this also means the live performance was a bit disappointing for you?
    I wanted the staging to be as epic as the song.
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    thanks so much for all comments

    My Charts - week 21/2018 – 24 may 2018 - Demi isn’t doing it Solo
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    Spoiler!

    1 (NEW) Clean Bandit feat. Demi Lovato – Solo
    Chart Run: *1*- / 1w

    2 (4) Selena Gomez – Back To You
    Chart Run: 4-*2*- / 2w

    3 (1) Elina Nechayeva – La forza
    Chart Run: 3-*1*-1-3- / 4w

    4 (2) Eleni Foureira – Fuego
    Chart Run: 3-*2*-4- / 3w

    5 (9) Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry
    Chart Run: *1*-1-4-9-5- / 5w

    6 (5) Equinox – Bones
    Chart Run: 6-6-*5*-6- / 4w

    7 (3) Saara Aalto – Monsters *G*
    Chart Run: 9-2-2-*1*-5-14-27-40-37-Out-RE 5-2-3-7- / 13w

    8 (19) Shawn Mendes feat. Khalid – Youth
    Chart Run: 11-19-*8*- / 3w

    9 (21) Childish Gambino – This Is America
    Chart Run: 12-21-*9*- / 3w

    10 (6) Netta – Toy
    Chart Run: 16-20-39-Out-RE *5*-6-10- / 6w

    11 (NEW) Christina Aguilera feat. Demi Lovato – Fall In Line
    Chart Run: *11*- / 1w

    12 (7) Mikolas Josef – Lie To Me
    Chart Run: 11-8-*7*-12- / 4w

    13 (NEW) Passenger – Hell Or High Water
    Chart Run: *13*- / 1w

    14 (11) Céline Dion – Ashes
    Chart Run: *7*-11-14- / 3w

    15 (8) Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off
    Chart Run: *8*-15- / 2w

    16 (RE) Kygo & Miguel – Remind Me To Forget
    Chart Run: 35-Out-RE *16*- / 2w

    17 (NEW) Meghan Trainor – Can’t Dance
    Chart Run: *17*- / 1w

    18 (10) Madame Monsieur – Mercy
    Chart Run: *10*-18- / 2w

    19 (22) Charlie Puth – Attention
    Chart Run: 29-Out-RE 27-25-29-28-33-38-Out-RE 22-*19*- / 9w

    20 (NEW) Fifth Harmony – Don’t Say You Love Me
    Chart Run: *20*- / 1w

    21 (NEW) Meghan Trainor – Let You Be Right
    Chart Run: *21*- / 1w

    22 (15) Cesar Sampson – Nobody But You
    Chart Run: 17-*15*-22- / 3w

    23 (13) Waylon – Outlaw In ‘Em
    Chart Run: *13*-23- / 2w

    24 (16) Rasmussen – Higher Ground
    Chart Run: *16*-24- / 2w

    25 (18) Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends *P*
    Chart Run: 5-*1*-1-2-3-5-5-6-3-7-6-2-9-18-25- / 15w

    26 (12) Rita Ora feat. Cardi B, Bebe Rexha & Charli XCX – Girls
    Chart Run: *12*-26- / 2w

    27 (31) Charlie Puth feat. Khelani – Done For Me
    Chart Run: 27-24-17-*13*-15-17-22-Out-RE 31-27- / 9w

    28 (24) SuRie – Storm
    Chart Run: *24*-28- / 2w

    29 (NEW) Years & Years – If You’re Over Me
    Chart Run: *29*- / 1w

    30 (14) Ryan O'Shaughnessy – Together
    Chart Run: *14*-30- / 2w

    31 (25) Lea Sirk – Hvala, ne!
    Chart Run: *25*-31- / 2w

    32 (17) Jessica Mauboy – We Got Love
    Chart Run: 39-Out-RE *17*-32- / 3w

    33 (NEW) Jennifer Lopez feat. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – Dinero
    Chart Run: *33*- / 1w

    34 (20) Mélovin – Under The Ladder
    Chart Run: *20*-34- / 2w

    35 (23) Anne-Marie – 2002
    Chart Run: 12-*7*-14-23-35- / 5w

    36 (29) Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone
    Chart Run: *29*-36- / 2w

    37 (39) David Guetta & Sia – Flames
    Chart Run: 16-12-*6*-13-18-20-23-39-37- / 9w

    38 (NEW) Pharrell Williams & Camila Cabello – Sangria Wine
    Chart Run: *38*- / 1w

    39 (26) Ieva Zasimauskait? – When We’re Old
    Chart Run: *24*-26-39- / 3w

    40 (27) Christina Aguilera feat. Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz – Accelerate
    Chart Run: *10*-27-40- / 3w


    Out of Top40
    Out (28) AWS – Viszlát nyár (1w)
    Out (30) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) – My Indigo *P* (15w)
    Out (32) Christabelle – Taboo (1w)
    Out (33) ZiBBZ – Stones (2w)
    Out (34) My Indigo (Sharon den Adel) – Crash And Burn *G* (10w)
    Out (35) Jessika feat. Jenifer Brening – Who We Are (1w)
    Out (36) DoReDoS – My Lucky Day (1w)
    Out (37) Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer – Light Me Up (1w9
    Out (38) Noah Cyrus & MAX – Team (1w)
    Out (40) The Humans – Goodbye (1w)


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    My Charts - week 21/2018 – 24 may 2018 - Demi isn’t doing it Solo
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    1 (3) Loreena McKennitt – Lost Souls
    Chart Run: 3-*1*- / 2w

    2 (2) Charlie Puth – Voicenotes
    Chart Run: *2*-2- / 2w

    3 (1) Eurovision Song Contest 2018 *G*
    Chart Run: 5-7-5-3-*1*-1-3- / 7w

    4 (4) My Indigo – My Indigo
    Chart Run: *1*-1-2-4-4- / 5w

    5 (NEW) James Bay – Electric Light
    Chart Run: *5*- / 1w

    6 (6) Anne-Marie – Speak Your Mind
    Chart Run: *2*-4-6-6- / 4w

    7 (15) Ashley Monroe – Sparrow
    Chart Run: 8-11-12-15-*7*- / 5w

    8 (5) Saara Aalto – Wild Wild Wonderland
    Chart Run: 4-*3*-5-8- / 4w

    9 (10) Faun – XV - Best Of *G*
    Chart Run: *4*-7-10-14-9-10-5-6-9-12-13-11-10-9- / 14w

    10 (18) Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
    Chart Run: *3*-7-8-11-15-14-18-10- / 8w

    11 (7) Sofi Tukker – Treehouse
    Chart Run: *4*-4-7-6-7-11- / 6w

    12 (NEW) Soundtrack – 13 Reasons Why, Season 2
    Chart Run: *12*- / 1w

    13 (8) Pentatonix – PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I
    Chart Run: *5*-6-9-7-8-13- / 6w

    14 (11) Cardi B – Invasion Of Privacy
    Chart Run: 3-*2*-3-8-8-11-14- / 7w

    15 (9) Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer
    Chart Run: *5*-5-9-15- / 4w

    16 (14) Auri – Auri *G*
    Chart Run: *1*-2-1-3-7-10-10-14-16- / 9w

    17 (12) Brandi Carlile – By The Way, I Forgive You *G*
    Chart Run: *1*-1-1-2-4-4-7-9-15-18-12-13-12-17- / 14w

    18 (13) Leaves’ Eyes – Sign Of The Dragonhead *G*
    Chart Run: *1*-1-1-1-3-6-9-12-13-15-18-14-13-20-Out-RE 18-13-18- / 17w

    19 (17) The Weeknd – My Dear Melancholy,
    Chart Run: *1*-2-6-9-14-15-17-19- / 8w

    20 (16) Imagine Dragons – Evolve *P*
    Chart Run: 2-2-2-2-3-5-7-11-14-16-19-Out-RE 17-12-16-15-18-Out-RE *1*-2-6-9-16-20- / 22w


    Out of Top20
    Out (19) The Dark Element (Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen) – The Dark Element *P* (23w)
    Out (20) Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman *P* (26w)


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    by » 28-05-18, 21:35

    Hi Tansike

    It's been a while so let's get those comments coming in.

    1 (NEW) Clean Bandit feat. Demi Lovato – Solo

    Gosh, the holy trinity; me, you and Paul. When we're all in agreement with our #1 single its a special moment.

    2 (4) Selena Gomez – Back To You

    As i just commented in Paul's chart, this has grown on me more and could finally enter my chart. It was overshadowed by eurovision then didn't really impact much last week so missed out on entering my top 20.

    3 (1) Elina Nechayeva – La forza

    La forza remains one of the most breathtaking songs from the whole of eurovision. Safe to say there really isn't another song quite like this in the charts right now.

    4 (2) Eleni Foureira – Fuego

    Fuego has easily been my stand out song this year. It's just such an amazing pop song and Eleni really delivers on stage.

    5 (9) Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry

    A great recovery here for Ariana. I can see this holding up for a few more weeks yet. I'm still enjoying No tears left to cry. I'm curious to hear the new track The light is coming.

    6 (5) Equinox – Bones

    The impact of Bones was kinda lost on me in the final. I like the song the song but overall i just preferred other songs in the final so this missed the cut in my chart. :(

    7 (3) Saara Aalto – Monsters *G*

    Whereas Saara owned it by returning to my top 10 post-contest. A shame that this failed to do well in the final.

    8 (19) Shawn Mendes feat. Khalid – Youth

    Youth is quite easily the best song Shawn has released off this album. I've still not checked out the rest of his album though. Have you had chance to give the album a listen?

    9 (21) Childish Gambino – This Is America

    I have to admit, i'm already getting over this. The music video has really helped this song especially going to #1 in America which is incredible.

    11 (NEW) Christina Aguilera feat. Demi Lovato – Fall In Line

    Wow! I thought you would love this as i know you're a big Demi Lovato fan. What is Christina's chart history in your chart?

    14 (11) Céline Dion – Ashes

    Like Fall in line, Ashes is another song i really thought you would love. Céline did really well to make your top 10 so its still a good result. Have you seen Deadpool 2 yet?

    16 (RE) Kygo & Miguel – Remind Me To Forget

    Also enters my chart this week. This has grown on me quite a lot over the last couple of weeks and their performance on Tonight with Jimmy Fallon helped to bring the song back to my attention.

    29 (NEW) Years & Years – If You’re Over Me

    Olly in black underwear curled up on a bed. What's not to love? Although its just a quick shot at the end of the video, i'm looking forward to seeing what the next music video has to offer. In the meantime, If you're over me is still an enjoyable pop song. There's also a possibility that this will outperform Sanctify in my chart too. I still hear a bit of early Olly Murs in this track though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    Ah, these moves sound fantastic. Mine will obviously get Psychic as well, plus it already has Sleep Power. So far, all of my Pokémon only have the moves they get through levelling up though, but I’ll add some more moves later on. I didn’t spoil me so far with which moves they get through level ups so I wanted to wait until they reach a certain level at first before giving them some other moves. But I have to say I just spoiled me a little bit yesterday as I was missing Pikachu’s Swift and had to check out when it learns it, and got shocked that it never gets it, only in Fire/Blue…

    I’m moving this Saturday, and I’ll give the keys from my old apartment back next Tuesday. So in a week it all will already be over – thank god! The last time was a huge nightmare so I’m really stressed out at the moment because of this (but also because of other stuff). There are nights where I sleep just 2-3 hours at the moment, so I’ll be VERY happy when it’ll be next week at this time

    Ah wow. What’s your current team? This sounds VERY interesting. I think I’ll definitely try it out when the moving is done. Haha yeah, I was soooo obsessed with Yu-Gi-Oh for a few years, I knew everything and did quite well in some tournaments, though nothing too big. I also flopped a bit on the Swiss Championship Unfortunately, no, I gave my whole collection to my brother when I moved out nearly eight years ago, which was one of a few very bad decisions, as I had thousands of cards and they were also worth thousands of swiss francs/dollars. My collections was awesome. No idea what I was thinking when I moved out back then! :(
    Ah, whoops - hopefully I haven't said anything to spoil their level-up moves Waiting to use any TMs is a smart move in the older gens where they're still single-use-only. Bummer about "Swift" being replaced (though I'm pretty sure you can still teach it via TM), but Pikachu does get "Thunderbolt"/"Donnerblitz" by level-up instead, so that's a pretty nice trade-off (and lets you save the only "Thunderbolt" TM for somebody else).

    Ooh...so by the time you're reading this, you'll have moved into your new place? Congrats! Sorry to hear about all the stress (and lack of sleep), though **Hug** Hopefully you're getting more than 2-3 hours now that you're officially in your new home/done with your old apartment! Or maybe you just need the right snuggle buddy...?

    I'm about to enter Victory Road/Siegesstraße and my current team = Potentate the Empoleon, Router the Rotom, Malware the Porygon2 (still need to evolve it), Auger the Steelix/Stahlos, Broiler the Magmortar/Magbrant, and Snowplow the Mamoswine/Mamutel. I'm pretty happy with this squad, especially since it includes a few Pokémon that I've never used on any traveling team before. I've had a few "deaths," unfortunately, the saddest of which was Drapery the Wormadam/Burmadame (since I'd never used one before, she had a nifty Bug/Steel type combo, and she was on my main team for a long stretch of the game before getting killed by Commander Saturn's Toxicroak) I’d love to hear more about your Yellow adventure, though I figure you probably haven’t played too much lately, since you just moved this past weekend? Aw, even though you "flopped" at the national Championship, it's pretty awesome that you got to participate at that level at all! Is there any chance of ever getting your cards back from your brother, or has he already sold them/given them away?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    True… and I hope the public’s preferences will change soon! Drake will drop his new album soon and I’m so afraid that the charts will be full of Drake… I’m already not the biggest fan of that Post Malone charts slayage, and Drake will easily be even bigger.
    Sad, but true It's times like that when I kind of wish Billboard would adopt a rule like the UK chart did about only allowing a maximum of 3 songs from an act (as the lead artist) on each chart. The Hot 100 Top 10 is already too clogged with songs that don't really interest/appeal to me, and then when albums like theirs drop, they suddenly take up 15-20 spots across the whole chart. :x

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    Glad to hear that you remember “Bad Girl”! Kinda sad you already forgot all others, with most of them being official singles! Definitely not a good sign at all for the album
    Ah, sorry, I definitely didn't say that well: I was only referring to album tracks when I mentioned not being able to remember how they sound. The singles I can still call to mind (especially "Here's To Never Growing Up" and "Hello Kitty," of course). ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    I think you may be right. Also, “Happier” is finally starting to take off in a few countries, so it may be possible that it even turns out to be a nice hit for him and he’ll be on the charts for another few months, so by the time it’ll be over it would be summer… and I can see him moving on with new music in 2020 (or he’s taking a break and comes back in 2021). I’m still crossing my fingers for a “Nancy Mulligan” release, maybe alongside a tour video, which could happen as he’s touring the whole summer as well…
    Yeah, a tour video to close out the era couldn't hurt, and the idea of waiting until 2020-2021 for his next album sounds pretty perfect. He could always do a guest appearance or two in 2019 to keep his name out there somewhat, without being as ever-present/inescapable as he's been during the ÷ era.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    Glad you turned into an Apple Music fan as well <3 It’s really crazy. Shawn Mendes will release his album this week as well, and Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Owl City, Lily Allen, Bebe Rexha and Florence + The Machine are all releasing their new albums next month I’d be broke by now if I still would buy all the albums in physical format
    Woah, looks like the 2018 torrent of noteworthy new releases isn't slowing down anytime soon! Granted, I don't expect to check out all of the ones you mentioned. Might wait to hear your thoughts on a few first. ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    Ah right. I think it was possible to follow the livestream on YouTube in Canada/US until 2017 but not this year, which is VERY weird and unfair to the American fans. So I’m not sure how Akini managed to watch it.
    Damn, that would've made it so easy to follow along! Shame they stopped making it available that way. :x

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    Oh I’m sorry, I think I picked the wrong words. Yes, I’m more familiar with Céline than with Janet, Whitney, Mariah or even Kylie, but this doesn’t mean I’m familiar with her albums or album tracks. It’s just that I don’t even know many singles by the other girls, while I’m quite familiar with Céline’s singles. There are also a few album tracks I know, plus her last French album “Sans attender” was quite nice as a whole as well, but that’s pretty much it
    Ha, no worries, I was too quick to assume/interpret that you were some kind of Céline super-fan I'll probably just give whatever album she puts out next (English or French) a try...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    Oh… you’re good at remembering these debut positions Even I had to look them up!

    Yeah, the ESC is always (or often) a huge event for me and always dominated my charts during the weeks when the Semi Finals and the Grand Final are airing on the TV. Speaking of which, I’d recommend you Eleni Foureira – Fuego, my current #2 and the ESC entry for Cyprus which came 2nd on the contest. I think you may enjoy it
    Ha, it's not just you - I had to look them up to be sure too.

    You're absolutely right! I ended up checking out "Fuego" after seeing it on Jake's chart before noticing your comment here, and I liked it right away! "We Got Love" made a pretty good first impression too, but those two are definitely my favorites of the entries that I've heard from this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    “Attention” was a weird one for me, as I never really got into it until this year. There were a few big hits in the last one and a half years which never got me, others being Julia Michaels’ “Issues” or Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still” for example. Picking my favorite ones of “Voicenotes” is reeeaaally difficult at the moment. I’ve heard the album nine times so far according to LastFM but to me it more works like a whole body of work and none of the tracks except the singles really stood out for me. That’s a very good sign for the album though, but I’m not sure if he gets another hit from it. “Done For Me” clearly is the best I’d say, from the album tracks I think I’d pick “The Way I Am” and “Patient”. But if you enjoyed his music so far, you really should give the whole album a listen one day
    Voicenotes really does sound like a pretty consistent/cohesive album overall! I totally forgot to mention it when I was talking about waiting for Love Is Dead the other week, but I've been checking out Voicenotes since it dropped. There are a couple of duds/skippable moments for me ("LA Girls" and "Through It All"), but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed most of the tracks that I hadn't heard before (since none of the official singles had really wowed me). "Slow It Down," "Somebody Told Me," and "BOY" have been the biggest standouts so far (with "Empty Cups" not too far behind).

    Quote Originally Posted by Tansike
    1 (NEW) Clean Bandit feat. Demi Lovato – Solo
    2 (4) Selena Gomez – Back To You
    3 (1) Elina Nechayeva – La forza
    4 (2) Eleni Foureira – Fuego
    5 (9) Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry
    7 (3) Saara Aalto – Monsters *G*
    8 (19) Shawn Mendes feat. Khalid – Youth
    9 (21) Childish Gambino – This Is America
    10 (6) Netta – Toy
    11 (NEW) Christina Aguilera feat. Demi Lovato – Fall In Line
    14 (11) Céline Dion – Ashes
    17 (NEW) Meghan Trainor – Can’t Dance
    19 (22) Charlie Puth – Attention
    21 (NEW) Meghan Trainor – Let You Be Right
    25 (18) Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends *P*
    27 (31) Charlie Puth feat. Khelani – Done For Me
    29 (NEW) Years & Years – If You’re Over Me
    32 (17) Jessica Mauboy – We Got Love
    35 (23) Anne-Marie – 2002
    37 (39) David Guetta & Sia – Flames
    38 (NEW) Pharrell Williams & Camila Cabello – Sangria Wine
    40 (27) Christina Aguilera feat. Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz – Accelerate
    • SO happy that "Solo" has united the trio of you, Jake, and me I wasn't sure how others would react/respond to it, since I thought all the random sound effects might just seem annoying to some listeners, but somehow it all works pretty brilliantly!
    • Glad to see Selena living up to her legacy here by entering your Top 2 I can hear the "It Ain't Me" comparisons that people have mentioned, but I actually prefer "Back To You" overall. It’s a fairly sad song, but it also has this somewhat soothing effect on me.
    • I definitely wasn't expecting such a strong rebound (all the way to a new peak) for "This Is America" Any particular reason? Not that I mind! I'm still not playing the song itself much, but considering we just had another lethal school shooting less than 2 week ago, its message is still as relevant as ever. :x
    • Hmmm...although they're not very far apart here, it looks like we've had different experiences with "Can't Dance" and "Let You Be Right," since I definitely prefer the latter. They're both pretty underwhelming, though (neither are as catchy as "No Excuses," and that wasn't exactly one of her all-time-best offerings anyway). Now I'm REALLY wondering what's going to happen with her next album, after an under-performing lead single and dual-release follow-ups that are totally flopping. :-?

    Yet another chart that stands on its own, Tansike!

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    15 (8) Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off
    Chart Run: *8*-15- / 2w

    I've enjoyed the full version and the new music video of ''Dance You Off'', both were released last week.
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    Thanks for all comments!

    My Charts will be delayed this week. My internet isn‘t running since Monday and i didn‘t have the time to prepare the charts at work either. Hopefully tomorrow or on the weekend i‘ll be able to post this weeks update!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    Hi Tansike
    It's been a while so let's get those comments coming in.
    Hey Jake – thanks for coming by!

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    1 (NEW) Clean Bandit feat. Demi Lovato – Solo
    Gosh, the holy trinity; me, you and Paul. When we're all in agreement with our #1 single its a special moment.
    I agree!! <3 <3 <3

    We know what’s good

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    2 (4) Selena Gomez – Back To You
    As i just commented in Paul's chart, this has grown on me more and could finally enter my chart. It was overshadowed by eurovision then didn't really impact much last week so missed out on entering my top 20.
    Good news for Selena! I think “Back To You” is a very cute pop song. It’s nothing outstanding but definitely better than expected, as I didn’t expect her to release a song which could become a hit for the soundtrack.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    3 (1) Elina Nechayeva – La forza
    La forza remains one of the most breathtaking songs from the whole of eurovision. Safe to say there really isn't another song quite like this in the charts right now.
    YAS! Love your praise for this! This was and still is stunning. I would have loved to see this winning the competition, but it’s always hard to predict how songs like these will do so I’m just happy it ended up in the Top10.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    4 (2) Eleni Foureira – Fuego
    Fuego has easily been my stand out song this year. It's just such an amazing pop song and Eleni really delivers on stage.
    +1 – plus she’s sooo lovely!

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    5 (9) Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry
    A great recovery here for Ariana. I can see this holding up for a few more weeks yet. I'm still enjoying No tears left to cry. I'm curious to hear the new track The light is coming.
    I agree – this is showing better longevity for me than I thought it would. I was worried that I may be over it after a few weeks as I played it to death when it came out, but so far I’m still enjoying it a lot. Glad to hear it’s the same for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    6 (5) Equinox – Bones
    The impact of Bones was kinda lost on me in the final. I like the song the song but overall i just preferred other songs in the final so this missed the cut in my chart. :(
    Aww, sad to hear this, as this has been one of my faves since the first time I’ve heard it, and they didn’t disappoint with the performance.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    7 (3) Saara Aalto – Monsters *G*
    Whereas Saara owned it by returning to my top 10 post-contest. A shame that this failed to do well in the final.
    Yeah, no idea why it didn’t do better. Ok, it wasn’t the biggest shock since it already fell down a lot in the betting odds, but still, she deserved more.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    8 (19) Shawn Mendes feat. Khalid – Youth
    Youth is quite easily the best song Shawn has released off this album. I've still not checked out the rest of his album though. Have you had chance to give the album a listen?
    I agree – and I’d go so far that I’m even saying this is his best song ever!
    Yes, and I’m absolutely enjoying it – which is unexpected, as his last album was so mediocre. From the album tracks “Nervous”, “Particular Taste”, “Queen” and “Mutual” are my favorite ones.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    9 (21) Childish Gambino – This Is America
    I have to admit, i'm already getting over this. The music video has really helped this song especially going to #1 in America which is incredible.
    After this sudden climb a week ago I’m also starting to get over it now, so #9 will definitely be its peak here. But yes, the video is massive and could end up as the best video of the year.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    11 (NEW) Christina Aguilera feat. Demi Lovato – Fall In Line
    Wow! I thought you would love this as i know you're a big Demi Lovato fan. What is Christina's chart history in your chart?
    Me a big Demi fan? I really like her usually, but I wouldn’t call me a big fan of hers to be honest… same with Christina. Also, based on the names alone, I was actually a bit disappointed in “Fall In Line” as it didn’t hit me as much as I was hoping for. You can see Christina’s Discography here – she has yet to get a big hit on both of my charts…

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    14 (11) Céline Dion – Ashes
    Like Fall in line, Ashes is another song i really thought you would love. Céline did really well to make your top 10 so its still a good result. Have you seen Deadpool 2 yet?
    Well, as you say, making my Top10 is still a big thing for Céline as similar to Christina, she wasn’t that big on my charts so far. “Ashes” is even already her second most successful entry ever, only behind “The Show Must Go On”, which features Lindsey Stirling

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    16 (RE) Kygo & Miguel – Remind Me To Forget
    Also enters my chart this week. This has grown on me quite a lot over the last couple of weeks and their performance on Tonight with Jimmy Fallon helped to bring the song back to my attention.
    Yay! Same with me. It also became a nice hit in a few countries, even peaking at #2 over here in Switzerland.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    29 (NEW) Years & Years – If You’re Over Me
    Olly in black underwear curled up on a bed. What's not to love? Although its just a quick shot at the end of the video, i'm looking forward to seeing what the next music video has to offer. In the meantime, If you're over me is still an enjoyable pop song. There's also a possibility that this will outperform Sanctify in my chart too. I still hear a bit of early Olly Murs in this track though.
    I didn’t see the video yet and also don’t have the interest in doing so, as I don’t find Olly attractive at all Glad you’re liking this, but so far this second album era has been much weaker than the first one for me. Still excited to hear the full thing.

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