After being on hiatus in 2016, I decided to go for another year in charts in 2017. However, instead of doing a regular chart, I wanted to do something different. Introducing the Aus-Charts Weekly Personal (aka the ACW Personal). I would've wanted to do a ARIA personal but my fear in that is that songs that I love may only be in the actual ARIAs for a single week. I also want to do some kind of chart like that.
This is gonna be a really interesting chart! It'd probably be counter productive this week to list off all I like, since it's just me and Hijinx this week. This seems like it'll be a great way over time to find new music as well, especially in those weeks where like 5 people contribute. Great chart!
Week 2 - 11/01/2017 While some songs hardly changed order, there were some that moved massively higher or lower. Ed Sheeran's Castle of the Hill makes a debut at #2, while Ed Sheeran's other song Shape of You has grown a little over me which has rose 12 spots into the Top 40. Another notable high debut is Troye Sivan's & Betty Who's Heaven at #4. Also, tropical pop song "Should've Been Me" also makes it high at #10. I feel like Should've Been Me might grow on me over the next week1
Interesting stuff. Good to see Stranger, So Good Setting Fires and I Know A Place debut pretty high. I Feel It Coming getting closer to the top spot is awesome. I hope that Shut Up Kiss Me, We The People...., Dog Years and Told You I'd Be With The Guys can all improve next week.
Week 3 - 18/01/2017 I Feel It Coming is a great track and I've been listening it a lot over the past week which is why it makes my #1. Not much new debuts interestingly enough compared to last week but all four debuts did manage to end up in a respectable position to say the least. Big movers for ZAYN and Green Day, making their way to my Top 20
Week 4 - 25/01/2017 Finally! My actual favourite song of the week is finally here and has reached the #1 position. It was close deciding if Starley or Little Mix take the top spot but they still have very high debuts.
Week 5 - 01/02/2017 One thing I'm sad about for this week is On Hold no longer being in the Top 50 (and also that I was the only one who was charting it). However, we do have some new debuts but only a few manage to debut in the upper half. OneRepublic's new song Let's Hurt Tonight managed to scrape into the Top 20 while Run The Jewel's song Thursday In The Danger Room manages to make it just at #25.
Week 6 - 08/02/2017 I'm honestly sad that both Alessia Cara singles are gone from the chart . On the bright side, I do now have two new songs I do enjoy, Chained to the Rhythm and Love Exists. I'll talk about the latter since everyone has heard of that new Katy Perry song.
Just an underrated as Maty Noye's "On My Mind", Amy Lee, lead singer of the band Evanescence new song is surprisingly a cover but she nails it so perfectly. Amongst the Tropical pop, this reminds me of Linkin's Park's Heavy in terms of tone but makes it more pop-rock like, while maintaining it as a ballad. I can see this song definitely grow on me, maybe even surpassing Chained to the Rhythm in terms of staying power. I can only hope.
Week 8 - 22/02/2017 Lots of indie tracks debuting and re-entering this week and I do have a new favourite. I never would've expected to like The Jungle Giants song 'Feel The Way I Do' although it will be highly unlikely to make the #1 spot considering it's competition. Also new peak for Dis Generation since it has grown on me so much now .
Week 9 - 01/03/2017 With a new month, comes new songs and two songs are worth noting due to them being the first to make it under a new genre. The first song (and the highest new entry) is "I Have This Hope" by christian band Tenth Avenue North. While I would've much preferred the better song "Love Broke Thru" by TobyMac, I do have a soft spot for this song and it may enter the Top 10 next week.
However, I can't say the same for "How Not To" from a country duo who call themselves Day + Shay. I honestly tried to not be biased but I honestly didn't like it as much as I anticipated. I don't know but maybe it'll grow with me.
Re-entries also enter with Bruno Mars 2nd entry into my ACW chart in a very good position. I wonder what holds next week
Week 10 - 08/03/2017 Green Light may be failing in the Billboard chart but here it's just getting started . The other notable new entry that I may grow to like is Empty by Olivia O'Brien from the infamous song "i hate u i love u" song. Also Capsize re-enters the #1 position.
Week 11 - 15/03/2017 This week is a tight Top 5 but You Don't Know Me finally nabs the top position after ten weeks of staying in the Top 15 all this time. Also, new entry from Calvin Harris and a re-entry right behind him. I can see some new peaks soon
Week 12 - 22/03/2017 Katy Perry and Olivia O'Brien re-enter the charts while a notable new entry by Lost Kings and Tinashe enters my Top 20. Funny thing, I had this in my Spotify playlist in February this year and it does sound a lot like Closer. Anyways, it will probably grow on me again like it did two months ago.
Week 14 - 05/04/2017 Touch makes the #1 position again for the third week in a row! Also, The Chainsmokers make a Top 5 new entry with their song Paris which I'm surprised about since I generally hated their new album. Still, Paris holds a nice place in my heart. Drake makes the Top half of my chart as well!
Week 15 - 12/04/2017 Aka one of my favourite weeks so far. Clean Bandit's Symphony was my most played for the past few weeks and I'm happy that I can chart them!. Also, new songs from Charlie Puth & Lorde. It was my first time hearing Rhys but I loved the song on my first listen
Week 19 - 10/05/2017 While I desperately wait for someone to have Cut to the Feeling in their Top 10, I'm delighted to have Chasing Highs debut so very high! Also, just heard Beautiful Ones during my listen and I loved it
I like the following Symphony, Paris, It Ain't Me, Green Light, Thunder and HUMBLE. The rest I either don't know, getting used to or don't like but that is rare because I don't dislike any songs this year.