Not sure if this is the right board but recently found out that Nova is bringing back their Fresh 40 program (well I found out a week ago) and might as well catalogue their chart Going to post the current week in a few hours but I got last weeks. Sadly I don't have the first one.
Probably fresh is the wrong name for it. Sort of a catchy buzz word in this instance. Plus you get that alliteration as well. This isn't for me. I'd much rather listen to an archived program counting the charts from 20, 30 or even 40 years ago.
Biggest Riser: Goosebumps (Remix) Biggest Faller: Pop Smoke - What You Know Bout Love
Only one new entry this week with Streets by Doja Cat. Sadly, I don't know the metrics/criteria on this but Smallzy does mention Spotify (as well as Apple Music) on this show a couple of time which is safe to say isn't Apple Music exclusive anymore. Strangely enough I think Midnight Sky is way too high for it to be natural and I bet that it's just the "replacement" song for either Whoopty by CJ or Booster Seat by Spacey Jane. Also, lots of stagnation.
It feels like Spotify's a strong influence because Tones and I is otherwise weirdly low in general (though even with that, I can't rationalise Fly Away being below you broke me first. On the other hand Love Not War also strikes me as especially high considering it's totally bombed down on Spotify in the past 2 weeks.
Has anyone heard radio’s latest murdering of a ballad...? ‘You Broke Me First’ is no longer a meaningful, heartfelt breakup ballad but instead is a trashy, cobbled together unoriginal dancefloor remix for attention dodging commercial ears. Sigh.