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Post  Adric on Thu May 05, 2016 2:07 pm

Hot 100 Chart Moves: Prince & Beyonce's Record-Breaking Week

Beyond their ranks in the top 10, Prince & Queen Bee make history in the top 40 and more.

As previously reported, Desiigner's debut hit "Panda" spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated May 14), holding off Drake's "One Dance," which climbs 3-2. Meanwhile, two beloved '80s hits by Prince re-enter the top 10 and Beyonce debuts at No. 10 with "Formation," from her new No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, Lemonade.

Desiigner Holds Off Drake Atop Hot 100, Prince & Beyonce Hit Top 10

Prince and Beyonce both make more news beyond the top 10. Let's recap.

Prince and Beyonce chart the most simultaneous top 40 Hot 100 hits: Following Prince's passing April 21, he and Beyonce each chart a record eight titles in the top 40 this week. Thus, in the same week, the pair passes the Beatles (two weeks in 1964), Lil Wayne (three weeks 2008) and Taylor Swift (Nov. 14, 2009), each of whom charted seven in the top 40 at the same time.

Beyonce charts all of Lemonade on the Hot 100: As her album Lemonade launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, all 12 songs from the set grace the Hot 100, from "Formation" at No. 10 through "Forward," featuring James Blake, at No. 63. Most recently, Justin Bieber charted all 13 tracks from the standard version of his album Purpose, on Dec. 5, the same week that the set started atop the Billboard 200. The same frame, 17 of the 18 cuts on the deluxe version of the album all appeared on the Hot 100.

All 12 of Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Tracks Debut on Hot 100

Beyonce breaks the record for the most simultaneous Hot 100 hits by a woman: Her 12 titles this week are the most by a solo female in a single frame, besting the 11 charted by Swift on Nov. 13, 2010, when Speak Now entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1. Among all acts, Bieber set the mark with his 17 concurrent entries Dec. 5.

Beyonce moves up among women: In one week, Beyonce bounds from 41 career Hot 100 entries to 53 (as a soloist, not counting her 14 as part of Destiny's Child). With her additions, she moves from a tie, with Barbra Streisand, for the 11th-most appearances (counting lead and featured billings) among women to a tie, with Connie Francis, for the sixth-most. She leaps over Rihanna, Brenda Lee, Mariah Carey and Miley Cyrus.

Here's an updated look at the female soloists with the most visits to the Hot 100 dating to the chart's Aug. 4, 1958, inception:

73, Aretha Franklin
69, Taylor Swift
66, Nicki Minaj
57, Madonna
56, Dionne Warwick
53, Beyonce
53, Connie Francis
52, Rihanna
48, Brenda Lee
47, Mariah Carey
43, Miley Cyrus
41, Barbra Streisand
40, Mary J. Blige
40, Janet Jackson
40, Diana Ross

Prince No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 Chart, Beyonce Blasts to No. 2

Beyonce brings Jack White to the top 40: As featured on Beyonce's "Don't Hurt Yourself," new at No. 28, White notches his first solo top 40 Hot 100 hit. In his lone prior appearance as a soloist, he reached No. 81 in 2008 with the Alicia Keys duet "Another Way to Die," the theme from the James Bond film Quantum of Solace. As half the White Stripes, he made one top 40 trip: "Icky Thump" hit No. 26 in 2007.


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Post  misery guts on Sat May 07, 2016 10:33 am

Finally heard Drake's One Dance on Thursday! Only been the supposed #1 selling record in this country for 3-4 weeks, yet apparently it must be aiming at a tiny niche somehow.
Adric wrote:Beyonce brings Jack White to the top 40: As featured on Beyonce's "Don't Hurt Yourself," new at No. 28, White notches his first solo top 40 Hot 100 hit. In his lone prior appearance as a soloist, he reached No. 81 in 2008 with the Alicia Keys duet "Another Way to Die," the theme from the James Bond film Quantum of Solace. As half the White Stripes, he made one top 40 trip: "Icky Thump" hit No. 26 in 2007.
These are the statistics that blow the rest out of the water. In the UK, Jack White is seen as a creative genius and the White Stripes as being one of the coolest bands of the last decade. It's somewhat comical to learn that the USA clearly disagrees with this analysis.
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Post  Adric on Tue May 10, 2016 8:02 am

Drake Breaks Hot 100 Record With 20 Simultaneous Hits

As his new album 'Views' debuts atop the Billboard 200 and its single "One Dance" roars to No. 1 on the Hot 100, the rapper/singer adds a historic honor, posting a record-shattering 20 songs on the Hot 100.

As if debuting atop the Billboard 200 with his new album, Views, and scoring his first No. 1 as a lead artist on the Billboard Hot 100 with Views single "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla, weren't enough, Drake makes history on the Hot 100, as he places a record-breaking 20 titles on the new May 21 tally, the most that any act has charted on the ranking in one week.

Drake Scores First Hot 100 No. 1 as Lead Artist

Drake passes the 17 songs that Justin Bieber boasted on the Dec. 5 Hot 100. That sum bested the 14 each that the Beatles logged on April 11, 1964, and that, guess who, Drake earned on the March 7 and Oct. 17 charts in 2015.

Drake's 'Views' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart, Sets Streaming Record

Here are Drake's unprecedented 20 songs on the latest Hot 100, including 16 debuts, also a one-week record for one artist (passing Bieber's 13 debuts on Dec. 5). Of his 20 titles, 18 are from Views:

No. 1, "One Dance," feat. WizKid & Kyla (up from No. 2)
No. 6, "Work," Rihanna feat. Drake (holds at No. 6)
No. 21, "Pop Style," feat. The Throne (up from No. 40)
No. 33, "Hype" (NEW)
No. 34, "Controlla" (NEW)
No. 38, "Grammys," feat. Future (NEW)
No. 40, "Still Here" (NEW)
No. 44, "U With Me?" (NEW)
No. 45, "9" (NEW)
No. 47, "With You," feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR (NEW)
No. 49, "Childs Play" (NEW)
No. 52, "Too Good," feat. Rihanna (NEW)
No. 53, "Feel No Ways" (NEW)
No. 54, "Weston Road Flows" (NEW)
No. 61, "Redemption" (NEW)
No. 68, "Keep the Family Close" (NEW)
No. 72, "Faithful," feat. Pimp C & dvsn (NEW)
No. 75, "Fire & Desire" (NEW)
No. 86, "Views" (NEW)
No. 89, "Summer Sixteen" (down from No. 73)

With 18 of Drake's 20 concurrent Hot 100 entries from Views, his 16 debuts join the set's "Dance" and "Pop Style" on the chart. ("Work" and "Summer Sixteen" are not on Views.) And, of the 20 songs on the album, all but two place on the chart this week: "Summers Over Interlude" and earlier smash "Hotline Bling," which reached No. 2 last year, are not on this week's chart.

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Post  misery guts on Thu May 12, 2016 7:29 am

Well, if that sort of nonsense doesn't make the penny drop, then I don't think anything will Rolling Eyes
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Post  misery guts on Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:44 am

Adric wrote:'Sad Affleck' Gives 'Sound of Silence' New Life on Hot Rock Songs Chart

With Drake's Views album steady again at No. 2, Coldplay moved up again 4-3 with A Head Full Of Dreams (Parlophone/Warner Music), changing places with Beyoncé's Lemonade (Columbia/Sony). Last week's new entry at the top, Catfish and the Bottlemen's The Ride (Universal Island), fell to No. 5.

There were top ten debuts for grime MC Bugzy Malone at No. 6 with Facing Time (Ill Gotten), and Dexys (formerly known as Dexys Midnight Runners) at No. 10 with Let The Record Show — Dexys Do Irish And Country Soul (Rhino/Warner Music).

With 73,000 weekly combined chart sales, Drake's single has extended its run as the U.K.'s longest-running No. 1 single for nine years. One more week at the summit will put it level with Rihanna's ten-week reign with “Umbrella” in 2007.

Justin Timberlake's “Can't Stop The Feeling” (RCA/Sony) began a fourth straight week at No. 2, and “This Is What You Came For” (Columbia/Sony) by Calvin Harris and Rihanna also stretched its run at No. 3 to four weeks. “This Girl” (3 Beat) by Kungs Vs. Cookin' On 3 Burners climbed again, 10-4, and last week's highest new entry, Clean Bandit's “Tears” (Atlantic/Warner Music), featuring Louisa Johnson, climbed a place to No. 5.

Bieber's “Sorry” moved past 100 million streams as his other hits “What Do You Mean” and “Love Yourself” edge closer to the threshold, taking their totals to 98.6m and 94.3m streams, respectively
It's a poor lookout when I'm as cross about the UK charts as you are about the US ones. I saw a link somewhere listing what the charts look like without streams being included, and it's a different kettle of fish altogether Mad
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Post  Adric on Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:49 pm

50-60's --- on avergage 7-10 debuts a week!

70-80's --- we got an average of 4-7 debuts a week. (Always new acts always fresh talent and brilliant songs).

90-91 --- The End of pop, Last of the era / rap started out fun, but Billboard changed and went so so sour.

92-04? --- Rap became the new pop. Hits like 'Torn' from Natalie Imbuglia and 'Iris' from Goo Goo Dolls were #1 on airplay charts. I'll link to it, but need to do some fact checking. If not for new Billboard politics, (they weren't released as singles), despite airplay, they'd easily be two of the US Top songs of all time. Enough people complained and Billboard changed again at some point, but for the worse.....

? - current --- Now we have FEW debuts and when we do and songs can spend a year or more in a given top 40. Usually the songs I despise most lol. The icing on the cake is that crappers like Drake are making new history. Do you think they're gonna tell you about the politics involved? No ... there's no way in hell in hell The Beatles could have managed a whole CD of hits in the Top 40 because they didn't have the flipping methodology they use now. I'm gonna chart these til' my last week on Earth, but am just loathing what it's become. Mind you, I only listen to the songs that sound interesting by artist or title.

In closing, there used to be a day when the music industry thrived, but like America, it's been taken over. We get so little music in a year now. Avergae 3 debuts a week, usually a re-entry cause they just keep floppin' around. I never would have had such passion for the charts had I been born into this time.

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Post  misery guts on Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:48 am

I do get irked by those who say "we've got streams now, live with it" when it clearly makes great swathes of the business suddenly seem worthless! That whole crap with 12 or 20 entries at once makes the whole idea of a singles chart into a nonsense. It might appeal to those with little idea of what has been lost, but as you say, how can you come to this anew and believe it's worth taking interest with, in the long term?
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Post  Adric on Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:28 pm

Drake breaks UK singles chart record with One Dance

Drake has achieved a notable feat by having the longest-running UK number one single since legal music downloads began counting towards chart positions.
The rapper topped the singles chart for an 11th straight week with One Dance, his collaboration with Wizkid and Kyla.
His continued dominance means he, not on-off girlfriend Rihanna, now holds the record for the longest-running chart-topper of the 21st Century.
Her 2007 song Umbrella was the last record to achieve a double-digit reign.
One Dance held off a midweek challenge from French producer Kungs, whose remix of Cookin' On Three Burners' 2009 track This Girl was at number two.
Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop the Feeling remained at number three, while Calvin Harris and Rihanna's This Is What You Came For was at four.
In a top five identical to last week's countdown, Drake and Rihanna remained at five with their collaboration Too Good.

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Post  misery guts on Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:40 am

I always get muddled and think Umbrella was 9 weeks - that was Gnarls Barkley, Umbrella was 10.

Of course the difference is that I'm not convinced the "man in the street" could recognise, whistle or even sing "One Dance". Even after 2.5 months at #1 Mad

In more amusing news, I notice "Cheap Thrills" keeps climbing in the USA Laughing
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Post  misery guts on Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:02 am

Drake is now on to 12 weeks, which makes it the 3rd longest consecutive run at #1, behind Bryan Adams in 1991 and Wet Wet Wet in 1994.
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Post  misery guts on Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:49 am

To borrow an old catch-phrase: "this is an ex-chart; it has ceased to be" Shocked

13 weeks for Drake now, ferchrissakes!
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Post  Adric on Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:54 am

misery guts wrote:To borrow an old catch-phrase: "this is an ex-chart; it has ceased to be" Shocked

13 weeks for Drake now, ferchrissakes!

Evil or Very Mad   I honestly can't remember what it sounds like after it ends. I can appreciate a good rap song, but this is terrible. I've seen your latest chart and can say it brings a whole new meaning to the term 'UK invasion'.  Evil or Very Mad  

U.S. Record Industry Sees Album Sales Sink to Historic Lows (Again) -- But People Are Listening More Than Ever ----

It's the worst year (so far) for music sales since the 1991 debut of SoundScan (now Nielsen Music). Album sales, including track-equivalent albums (TEA, whereby 10 track sales equal one album unit) are down 16.9 percent in the first half of this year. But sales figures no longer tell the whole story of the record business.

First, let's bottom-line those disappearing sales. Album units overall fell 13.6 percent, with 100.3 million total sales. The compact disc continued to crumble, losing 11.6 percent and moving 50 million. Digital album sales fell to 43.8 million, from 53.7 million in the first half of last year. Vinyl sales continued to move up and to the right, growing 11.4 percent, to 6.2 million. New album releases have been most affected by the continued contraction, falling 20.2 percent overall, to 44.1 million units. Catalog albums fell "just" 7.7 percent, to 56.2 million.

Track sales also dropped, to 404.3 million units from 531.6 million units. Current track sales are leading the descent; songs released in the last 18 months saw sales fall nearly 40 percent. Catalog, again, saw a much smaller dip, down 6.4 percent to 236.6 million units.

Listeners streamed 208.9 billion songs (which translates to 139.2 million album units) between January and now (July 6), an increase of 58.7 percent. Of that 208.9 billion, 113.6 billion were audio-only, versus 95.3 billion video streams (defined as a music video view on YouTube, Vevo, Tidal and Apple Music -- of which the latter two contribute a very small piece). It's the first time audio has surpassed lower-paying video streams.

What's that all mean?

Billboard estimates total U.S. revenue at $1.98 billion so far this year, versus $1.82 billion last year, an corresponding 8.9 percent increase. However, the rate that Billboard uses to estimate the revenue generated by streaming ($0.0063 per song), which is clearly a central part of the revenue estimate, has been disputed as too high by some indie labels.

Drake is clearly the year's winner so far. The rapper's newest album, Views, was consumed 2.61 million times -- 1.3 million album sales; 317,000 track-equivalent albums and 979,000 stream-equivalent albums (SEA, whereby 1,500 streams equal one album unit). Drake's is one of just three million-selling albums so far this year, topped by Adele's 25 at 1.4 million in album sales and Beyonce's Lemonade at 1.2 million.

Drake is also the year's best-selling digital album, at 1.4 million units moved. David Bowie’s final record, Blackstar, sold nearly 57,000 LPs, making it the year's best-selling vinyl album. Flo Rida’s "My House," with 1.95 million track sales, is the best-selling song of the year and just one of 16 total songs to sell over a million so far (27 had hit that mark by this time last year -- six of those had tipped 2 million). The year's top 200 tracks have scanned 83.8 million units in total.

The most common place for people to purchase albums and songs was, unsurprisingly, at digital retailers, which captured 43.7 percent of the album market (and which, obviously, saw overall sales decline by 18.4 percent, to 43.8 million album units). Surprisingly, "non-traditional" CD retailers, like Amazon and supermarkets, saw an 8.3 percent growth in sales.

Executives that Billboard spoke to at the end of 2015 pointed, in no shock, to streaming as the main culprit in the sales cull, particularly song sales. An streaming is booming.

For the year, total album consumption -- which includes TEA, SEA and overall album units -- totaled 279.9 million units in the first half of 2016, up 8.9 percent, clearly driven by streaming.

Drake's 'One Dance' Becomes Longest-Running U.K. No. 1 Single in 22 Years

Drake's "One Dance" (Cash Money/Republic/Universal), featuring Wizkid & Kyla, has started a 12th week atop the U.K. singles chart to become the longest-running No. 1 song there for 22 years. On the album chart, Adele's performance at Glastonbury last weekend fueled her return to the summit with 25 (XL Recordings).

The last single to spend as many as 12 weeks at No. 1 in the market was Wet Wet Wet's 1994 mega-hit "Love Is All Around," which went on to a 15-week reign. Drake now has two songs in the U.K. top three: with "This Girl" (3 Beat) by Kungs Vs. Cookin' On 3 Burners holding at No. 2, the Canadian rapper's "Too Good," featuring Rihanna, moved 5-3 on the new Official Chart Company survey.

Adele at Glastonbury: 'This Is the Best Moment of My Life'

Rihanna's other current chart guest appearance, on "This Is What You Came For" (Columbia/Sony) by Calvin Harris, held at No. 4 as Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop The Feeling" (RCA/Sony) fell 3-5. Adele's "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" climbed nine places to No. 6 to become her eighth top ten single in her home country. 
25 enjoyed a 231 percent week-on-week unit surge to climb 14-1 and log its 13th aggregate week at the top, and first since late March. Adele's entire studio catalog got a sales injection from her Glastonbury headliner, with 21 moving 67-10 and 19 climbing 175-12.

The festival's closing night headliners Coldplay improved 5-2 with A Head Full Of Dreams (Parlophone/Warner Music) on a 28 percent weekly sales increase; ELO, who played the celebrated Sunday afternoon slot, moved 7-3 with the All Over The World compilation (Epic/Sony Music).

Rick Astley's former No. 1 album 50 (BMG) fell 3-4, while Beyonce's Lemonade (Columbia/Sony Music) climbed 10-5. As one XL artist replaced another at the top, Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool fell 1-9. The highest new entry of the week was Earth (Reprise/Warner Music) by Neil Young & Promise Of Real. Throwback – Summer Jamz (Ministry Of Sound/Sony Music CG) moved into a third week atop the compilations chart.
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Post  misery guts on Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:07 am

Drake now up to 14 weeks in the UK, as Kungs fades away. Two hopeful new challengers though, Chainsmokers (also crap) and Jonas Blue (yes, you guessed it).
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Post  Adric on Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:04 am

misery guts wrote:Drake now up to 14 weeks in the UK, as Kungs fades away. Two hopeful new challengers though, Chainsmokers (also crap) and Jonas Blue (yes, you guessed it).

Drake Nears Bryan Adams' U.K. Singles Chart Record As 'One Dance' Is No. 1 for 14th Week

Drake's "One Dance" (Cash Money/ Republic/Universal), featuring Wizkid & Kyla, has recorded a 14th week atop the U.K. singles chart. Scottish rock trio Biffy Clyro, meanwhile, land their second No. 1 album in the territory with their seventh studio release, Ellipsis (14th Floor/Warner Music).

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The Drake single is closing in on a chart record, as it's now only two weeks from matching the longest-ever consecutive run at No. 1 on the U.K. countdown, Bryan Adams' 16 weeks for "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)" in 1991. Drake's closest challenger this week, according to the Official Charts Company's new data, was Chainsmokers' "Don't Let Me Down" (Disruptor), featuring Daya, which rose 7-2.
"Perfect Strangers" (Positiva/Universal) by Jonas Blue featuring J.P. Cooper was another fast riser, moving 16-3, while 2015 Britain's Got Talent contestant Calum Scott's "Dancing On My Own" (Instrumental) climbed again, 10-4. "This Girl" (3 Beat) by Kungs Vs. Cookin' On 3 Burners fell 2-5.

Miami rapper Kent Jones moved 12-10 with "Don't Mind" (Black Butter/Epic/Sony). British pop favorite Olly Murs had the week's highest new entry with "You Don't Know Love" (Epic/Sony), at No. 23.


Album chart toppers Biffy Clyro first made the U.K. album chart with the modest No. 78 peak of Blackened Sky in 2002. Their first album to make the top 40 was 2007's Puzzle, at No. 2, and their previous chart-topper was Opposites in 2013. Ellipsis totaled 37,000 combined chart sales to take them to the summit again.
 Adele held at No. 2 with 25 (XL Recordings), while Drake's Views moved back 6-3. Coldplay dipped 3-4 with A Head Full Of Dreams (Parlophone/Warner Music) and ELO held at No. 5 with their compilation All Over The World. Rick Astley's former No. 1, 50 (BMG), moved back 8-6, as last week's No. 1, Blink 182's California, also on Friday, fell to No. 9. Australian collective Avalanches' long-awaited Wildflower (XL Recordings), the follow-up to 2001's "Since I Left You," debuted at No. 10. Now That's What I Call Summer Hits (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) goes into a second week at the top of the compilation chart.

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Post  misery guts on Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:10 pm

Drake flaked out at 15 weeks after all, equalling Wet Wet Wet into joint 2nd place. The next thing will be if it returns to #1 and challenges Frankie Laine's 18 week total, a record which has stood since the late 1950s.

Good to see Sia as US #1, as predicted by Yours Truly a bit back Laughing
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Post  misery guts on Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:11 am

Less change this week, indeed no new entries in the UK top 30 at all Shocked

Meanwhile, Viola Beach's album went straight to #1 in memory of the young band whose career was cut tragically short back in February.
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Post  Adric on Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:50 pm

Meanwhile, on this side of the pond ... Sad  

Kanye West now has more Top 40 hits than Michael Jackson


(My reply to Billboard) Quality over quantity, KanYe. Only because Billboard changed the chart methodology yet again has this happened. Acts such as Elvis, Michael Jackson, Beatles never stood a chance as streaming didn't exist and is a terrible way to tally the music. I actually thought Drake would be first followed by Minaj, though it was inevitable to happen. Another issue is that MANY of these songs "features" KanYe even if he's just a tiny piece of the song. Should this hold true, then I think "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell should have featured Michael Jackson! "Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming" by Jermaine & Michael Jackson was a sure-shot for #1, but because it wasn't released as a single, didn't count on the single charts. This goes to show a number doesn't make the man. Yeah, he's #1 in the egomania department. I do enjoy some of his music, but again, quality over quantity.
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Post  misery guts on Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:43 am

More lies with statistics. As you say "featuring" songs shouldn't count unless they are him featuring someone else. And streams / downloads have rendered the whole exercise pretty pointless, really (if you can have 20 entries in 1 week, you will obviously soon overtake people who took years to clock up 20 entries through vinyl or CDs).
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Post  misery guts on Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:37 am

Major Lazer now up to 4 weeks as UK #1, 25% of the way to matching the 16-week record, though I assume it won't get as close as Drake did.

Otherwise a disgracefully lethargic week with just 1 new entry in the top 40. For the time of year, that isn a joke.

Sucker for Pain seems to be on the rise, as it is in the US. Quite catchy, although I typically rue the idea that to exemplify the film it comes from, it seems to feature a supergroup of almost as many disparate acts in it Mad
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Post  Adric on Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:55 am

misery guts wrote:Major Lazer now up to 4 weeks as UK #1, 25% of the way to matching the 16-week record, though I assume it won't get as close as Drake did.

Otherwise a disgracefully lethargic week with just 1 new entry in the top 40. For the time of year, that isn a joke.

Sucker for Pain seems to be on the rise, as it is in the US. Quite catchy, although I typically rue the idea that to exemplify the film it comes from, it seems to feature a supergroup of almost as many disparate acts in it Mad

Must admit to really enjoying both of the new Beeb's & friends songs. Yeah, it might take a third single to break Drake's run, but I'd welcome it just to see the record broken. Sadly, it looks like our charting methods have caught up with the UK. It's like a UK Invasion, but not in a good way. I've always been envious of the high amt. of debuts you would get every week, in fact. Seeing one debut is almost shocking.
While I haven't heard Sucker For Pain yet, I'll give it a fair listen. The title leaves a lot to be desire. It also reeks of such and such featuring such and such, such & such + such and such. Geez, this is exactly why records are being broken by talentless pudding brains. DJ Khaled is one of the main culprits of that and by choice I've never heard any of his music. If it looks thuggish and has a title like S F Pain, it makes me not want to even try it. You say it's catchy, so will make a point to hear it later.
Another title that is a turn-off in itself is Suicide Squad. Unless there's a Tardis involved, I don't do tv and haven't watched a movie since Titanic in the late 90's, literally! I could be all kinds of wrong, but it just looks to be another violence promoting trendy piece of rubbish, last thing the US needs right now. All the same, I will give it this .... 21 pilots are on fire and I adore 'Heathens'. I might find myself enjoying the soundtrack, but no desire at all to see the flick. Just call me old ... to date, no soundtrack has topped Footloose Smile
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Post  misery guts on Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:12 am

I don't mind superhero films, but Suicide Squad seems the sort of comic book that appeals to a different audience altogether.

I'm pleased Twenty One Pilots have sustained the promise of "Stressed Out" with further material.

I tried watching Footloose and had to bail after about 10-15 minutes... still, can always try again some day Razz

I'm not against musical soundtracks, I gather I'm in the 0.1% of people who liked The Wiz Laughing
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Post  misery guts on Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:06 am

Completely ludicrous singles rundown in the UK, with the top 14 all non-moving, save for #1 and #3 swapping!

Meanwhile, Barbra Streisand is the latest oldie act to get a #1 album this year, and she's matched that feat in the US too queen
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Post  misery guts on Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:44 am

Another new UK chart-topper, at least you could trace a journey this time, unlike the somewhat arbitrary success of the last few. James Arthur's odyssey has been an odd one, winning X Factor in a series with Ella Henderson in it, then not matching his great start and winning few friends with an obstreperous social media life and getting dropped. But he's back now. So everything's OK Question
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Post  misery guts on Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:09 am

Surprising new UK #1, given the midweeks didn't suggest anything of the sort, but I believe it was released midweek so it wouldn't, and it did incredibly well to do so.

When Kings of Leon, whose album went in at #1, can only get their lead single Waste a Moment up to #45 this week, surely the penny must drop somewhere that there is a problem. 3 Chainsmokers singles in the 40? Come on, folks! Mad
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Post  Adric on Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:48 am

Chainsuckers can't score a #1 without the BS streaming and a feature. 12 weeks #1 for a song with a beat for a chorus. Geez, I'm gonna start a band called 'The BeerDriinkers (Yes, must have two i's). We won't need any talent, just a repeated beat. As long as we're arrogant and get beer companies to sponsor us, we'll be #1. See how easy that is
Seriously, I shouldn't be surprised in a chart that puts crap like Broccoli in the Top 5
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