Chartifacts: *Another attempt! I found myself falling out of the music scene quite quickly to the point where I had not heard most of the hits from the past 6 months. (Can you believe I hadn't heard Closer until this week?) - So I sought out to make sure that the entire top 50 were songs I hadn't yet heard/heard much. *Since it's a new chart and the nature of it required a clean slate (again), there's not much to report on until next week but Bruno Mars manages to grab his first No.1 since 'It Will Rain' back in 2011. *An album chart was trialled in 2016, but after realising I really don't listen to many albums it sort of became pointless, I'll be thinking of something extra I can replace it with though.
Worst Song: James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go^ ^Even whilst being completely seperated from music and not hearing any major hits, I did manage to hear this. A lot. It's boring. So it becomes the first worst song of the 2017 cycle! Last edited:
wow at not having heard Closer. But onto more important things. Many good songs here but in particular I like seeing Versace On The Floor, Starboy, Rockabye, Slumber Party, Bad Things, Black Barbies, Make Me (Cry), Black Beatles, 24K Magic, True Disaster, I Feel It Coming, Blow Your Mind (Mwah), On Hold, Party Monster, Shout Out To My Ex, Catch 222, Capsize, After The Afterparty and Scars To Your Beautiful. I don't hate Say You Won't Let Go but for sure was very annoyed when it spent 7 weeks at #1.
Chartifacts: *In the first few weeks of this chart, there will be a lot of shifting and stabilising naturally, but rising above it all is Delta Goodrem slamming into the No.1 spot for the first time since 2008 with 'Heavy' - for which the music video dropped this week. Also debuting is 'The River' in at No.5 for Delta. *Little Mix take the largest rise of the week, with 'F.U.' rising up 17 spots to a solid position No.6, they also rise with 'Shoutout To My Ex' rising 7 to No.28 *The Weeknd enters the top 10 with 'I Feel It Coming', moving up four positions to a new peak of No.10 *Owl City are moving up the chart quickly, with Christmas tune 'Humbug' moving up 10 positions to a new peak of No.16 - Looking likely for another rise entering christmas week. *Guy Sebastian takes the 2nd largest rise as 'Set In Stone' is anything but, moving up 13 positions to a new peak of No.19 *The Weeknd also debuts further down at No.42 with 'False Alarm'
Worst Song: James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go (2)
You are as bad as me, if not worse at keeping up with music on a constant basis! I have restarted my chart twice since 2010 and I don't want to ever stop it again because I know how bad things will turn out in the end!
Not exactly the best of Top 10s you have there, mainly because most of those songs I don't even know But at least its great to see The Weeknd and Britney Spears up there!!! Great appearances for Clean Bandit, Tove Lo, The Veronicas, Sia and Alessia Cara of course!!
I actually agree with you on your worst song this time! It may not be the worst, but I really dont like it!!
Chartifacts: *Delta Goodrem stays put in the No.1 spot with 'Heavy', taking her 2nd week at the top - 'The River' also remains in at No.5 *Britney Spears edges her way closer to her first chart leader since 2012, as 'Slumber Party' reaches a new peak of No.3 - her highest position since 'Criminal' (HP-1, 2012) *Alessia Cara has a big week, taking both the largest climb and the highest debut in 'Scars To Your Beautiful' and 'Seventeen', moving up a massive 41 spaces to No.8 and debuting in at No.15 respectively. 'How Far I'll Go' also climbs up a position within the top 10, reaching a new peak of No.7 *Alan Walker finds herself waiting just outside the top 10 with 'Alone' at No.11, hoping to see her 2nd top 10 after 'Faded' (HP-4, 2016) *Little Mix have the second biggest climb of the week, shifting upwards 11 positions to a new peak of No.17 with 'Shoutout To My Ex', the group also reach a new peak at No.4 with 'F.U.' *Lady Gaga debuts with current single 'Million Reasons' following the video release, in at No.36 *Of Verona released a song called 'Paint The Pictures' way back in 2012, now the CW is using the song as promotional material for their upcoming drama series 'Riverdale' - this sees the song debuting in at No.43 *Fox also has an upcoming drama series - though unlike the CW's, this one is a musical. The cast of STAR have released 'I Bring Me' ahead of the premiere and it has debuted in at No.46
Worst Song: Peking Duk - Stranger^ ^This song is annoying and sounds way too much like other songs I've disliked a lot. Hopefully this doesn't stick around too long because I'm already so sick of it. Last edited:
The River and False Alarm debuting last week is cool while I do enjoy Seventeen and Million Reasons this week. Brilliant to see Slumber Party, Scars To Your Beautiful , Shout Out TO My Ex and Capsize move up this week. Pity about Stranger being your worst song though.
Chartifacts: *Delta Goodrem is able to stand her ground this week in the No.1 spot for the 3rd week with 'Heavy' *Britney Spears & Little Mix both move up a single position with 'Slumber Party' and 'F.U.' up to new peaks of No.2 and No.3, respectively *Alessia Cara has another stellar week as 'Scars To Your Beautiful' is able to half its position and shift another 4 positions into a new peak of No.4, 'How Far I'll Go' climbs 1 to get to No.6 and 'Seventeen' is up 8 spots into a new peak of No.7 *Lady Gaga has the biggest rise of the week as her current single 'Million Reasons' smashes up 22 positions to a new peak of No.14 *The Veronicas are also making big moves, shifting 10 from No.29 to No.19 with 'On Your Side' *Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone have the highest 2 debuts this week, making it the first two tracks they've ever had on the chart - taken from the La La Land soundtrack, 'A Lovely Night' and 'City Of Stars' debut in at No.25 and No.32 respectively. *Of Verona have the 2nd largest climb of the week, bulleting up 17 spots to a new peak of No.26 with 'Paint The Pictures' because of some further hype for the CW's new show 'Riverdale' *Zayn & Taylor Swift sneak into the chart as well with 'I Don't Want To Live Forever' coming in at No.42
Chartifacts: *Britney Spears has taken the top spot for the 5th time in the charts history with 'Slumber Party', following her four No.1 hits from 2011 - 'Hold It Against Me', 'Till The World Ends', 'I Wanna Go' and 'Criminal' - this makes for one of the longest amount of years between No.1's (6 years!) - It is also the first No.1 for Tinashe. *Jax Jones & Raye both make their chart debut with 'You Don't Know Me', in with the highest debut at No.15 - expect this song to potentially climb rapidly in the coming weeks. *Zayn and Taylor Swift have the biggest rise of the week, with 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' rising 26 positions to a new peak of No.16 *The Vampire Diaries' Kat Graham also makes a big jump, the second biggest actually - with 'All Your Love' rising 17 spots to a new peak of No.19 *The XX have a new hit in at No.27 with 'Say Something Loving' *JP Cooper has the last debut of the week with his 'September Song' in at No.40
Worst Song: Peking Duk - Stranger
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Chartifacts: *Britney Spears is having a 'Slumber Party' in the No.1 spot, having stayed into a now second week. In fact, the rest of the top 4 proves impenetrable - an interesting collection of four songs gaining momentum to be (potentially) big hits on the chart. *Jax Jones and Raye won't let that challenge stop them, as 'You Don't Know Me' rises 10 positions to a new peak of No.5 - which is also incidentally the largest rise of the week. *Taylor Swift and ZAYN also have no problems settling into the top 10 in at No.10, rising 6 with 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' *Ed Sheeran released two massive hits this week, but only one of them finds favour on the chart - 'Shape Of You' earns the highest debut of the week by landing in at No.13 *No stranger to the chart by now, Sia also debuts in at No.19 with her new single of choice 'Move Your Body' *Rihanna was once the queen of this chart - having landed so many top hits it was hard to keep up, last years 'Sledgehammer' broke that dry spell only to start a new one. 'Love On The Brain' debuts in at No.28 hoping to find some success in coming weeks. *Shakira and Maluma debut in at No.32 with 'Chantaje' - the only foreign spoken song on the chart! *Finally, Train's new hit 'Play That Song' rounds off the debuts by landing in at No.40
Worst Song: Peking Duk - Stranger^
^At this point this song isn't so much from me actually experiencing it, but simply from nothing taking it's place yet. That said, don't expect this to appear on the chart anytime soon
Great to see Move Your Body and Love on the Brain debut for you, Move Your Body only just missed out on entering for me this week too. Yay for Alessia doing so well, her track has slowly grown on me, especially after hearing it on an EOY broadcast the other day. I love that You Don't Know Me and F.U are in the top 10 too! There's a lot of stuff I love here, such as Shout Out to My Ex, Rockabye, Set in Stone, Black Beatles, Capsize, It's Quiet Uptown and Black Barbies, so great to see them all here!
Chartifacts: *Last week I called the top 4 'impenetrable' - well, The Weeknd took that challenge and then smashed it into bits. Rising a massive 46 positions (the highest rise into the top spot ever!) to a new peak of No.1 is The Weeknd's 'Party Monster' - the first top hit The Weeknd have scored on this chart. *ZAYN & Taylor Swift have no problem cutting through the chart either to rise to No.2, up 8 with 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever', which is now ZAYN's highest charting hit. *Sia was the last of the big four contenders for No.1 this week, but 'Move Your Body' settled into the No.4 spot this week, up 15 and with a new peak. *The Vamps have a massive re-entry into the chart, with 'All Night' smashing back into a new peak of No.11 *Tove Lo rebounds this week, 'True Disaster' moving up 19 positions (the second highest rise!) to No.18 *Green Day has the highest debut this week (the first of nine!) with 'Troubled Times' following their new lyric video and a timely inauguration coming up, the song is in at No.19 *Amber Run aren't far behind, charting for the very first time in at No.20 with 'Fickle Game' *Halsey has the second song from the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack on this chart, as 'Not Afraid Anymore' drops firmly in at No.23 *Not far behind, Emeli Sande has 'Hurts' fall comfortably into the next position, in at No.24 *Any other week, a No.26 debut wouldn't be only the 6th highest entry, but Olly Murs is going to have to settle for it and rise later with 'Years & Years' *Marian Hill and Jon Bellion have their respective first debuts on the chart this week too, in at No.29 and No.30 with 'Down' and 'All Time Low' *Despite holding the worst song earlier this year, James Arthur has impressed with new single 'Safe Inside', premiering safely inside (heh) the top 40 in at No.32 *Less comfortable in her debut spot this week is Ariana Grande as 'Everyday' scrapes into the chart in at No.45 with a little help from Future.
Worst Song: The Chainsmokers - Paris^
^Honestly can these guys just go away? They had one good song and I'd really prefer to never hear from them again now. This song could have at least had the decency to feature someone good. Last edited: