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Aug 7

Charts – 7 August 2020

Posted on Friday, August 7, 2020 by Paul in Music

Well, this is painfully quiet.

1. Joel Corry featuring MNEK – “Head & Heart”

Three weeks at number one, and with a very comfortable lead. Further down the top 10, some modest climbers. “Lighter” by Nathan Dawe featuring KSI climbs 4-3 (and Dawe’s previous single “Flowers” rebounds from 27 to 19, too). “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles climbs 7-4 in a remarkably slow burn, finally reaching the top 5 in its 20th week on the top 40. “West Ten” by AJ Tracey & Mabel climbs 9-5. And “Secrets” by Regard & Raye – which made it to 7 a month ago – finally reaches the dizzy heights of 6.

7. Billie Eilish – “My Future”

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Aug 1

Charts – 31 July 2020

Posted on Saturday, August 1, 2020 by Paul in Music

Once again, if it wasn’t for a big name releasing an album, everything would be a bit quiet…

1. Joel Corry featuring MNEK – “Head & Heart”

Two weeks. It’s growing, too, with weekly streams now at 9.1 million. The top three is static, and our highest new entry is…

4. Nathan Dawe featuring KSI – “Lighter”

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Jul 27

Charts – 24 July 2020

Posted on Monday, July 27, 2020 by Paul in Music

This would be a quiet week if it wasn’t for Drake.

1. Joel Corry featuring MNEK – “Head & Heart”

Climbing from number 3, in its third week on chart. Three top five singles in a year, and the third gets to number one. Not bad for someone whose previous claim to fame was being a fringe participant in Geordie Shore. MNEK gets his first number one too. It’s also a dance record at number one, and we haven’t had one of those in ages – maybe “Promises” by Calvin Harris, and that was 2018.

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Jul 17

Charts – 17 July 2020

Posted on Friday, July 17, 2020 by Paul in Music

I suppose we’re coming out of lockdown season now – but this is another lockdown singles chart, in which not much would be happening if it weren’t for a single major album release.

1. Jawsh 685 & Jason Derulo – “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)”

Three weeks. It needs one more week in order to match 2015’s “Want to Want Me” as Derulo’s longest-running number one.

“Head & Heart” by Joel Corry featuring MNEK climbs 15-3. That makes it the highest placed single for both artists. Both had previously peaked at number 4 – Corry with his previous single “Lonely”, and MNEK with his debut hit “Ready for your Love” back in 2014.

9. Juice WRLD & Marshmello – “Come & Go”
11. Juice WRLD & Halsey – “Life’s A Mess”
15. Juice WRLD – “Wishing Well”

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Jul 4

Charts – 3 July 2020

Posted on Saturday, July 4, 2020 by Paul in Music

We’ve had busier weeks, but at least this week’s four new entries are somewhat eclectic.

1. Jawsh 685 & Jason Derulo – “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)”

Climbing to number 1 in its third week on chart. Producer Jawsh 685 joins the list of pure one-hit-wonders (one number 1 single and nothing else). Most people who achieve that do manage to get off the list – other than Jawsh 685, the most recent name on the list is Bradley Cooper, thanks to his duet with Lady Gaga in 2018 – and since he’s not principally a singer, he probably is going to stay on the list.

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Jun 27

Charts – 26 June 2020

Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2020 by Paul in Music

I know I should be selling the post in the opening, but honestly, this is another of those weeks where very, very little is happening.

1 DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar”

This is spending its sixth week at number one, but it’s only just got a video. The theme is zombie apocalypse, not something that the song immediately suggests, but okay. And yes, that video was filmed during the pandemic – though the adherence to social distancing isn’t exactly 100% rigorous. Note that it’s now been on the charts for 10 weeks, so it’ll be eligible to get downweighted next week, if it’s far enough past its peak.

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Jun 19

Charts – 19 June 2020

Posted on Friday, June 19, 2020 by Paul in Music

Not as completely dead as last week, but still quiet…

1. DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar”

Five weeks. It heads up a static top 4. “Dinner Guest” by AJ Tracey featuring Mostack climbs one more place to 5

8. Regard & RAYE – “Secrets”

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Jun 12

Charts – 12 June 2020

Posted on Friday, June 12, 2020 by Paul in Music

The release schedule hasn’t completely ground to a halt during lockdown, but it’s certainly become more scattered. Which means that every now and again we get a week as ludicrously uneventful as this.

1. DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar”

Four weeks in total. And below it… not much, really. “Breaking Me” by Topic featuring A7S climbs one more place to number 4. “Dinner Guest” by AJ Tracey featuring Mostack, which has been hovering between 8 and 10 for five weeks, reaches the dizzy heights of number 6. “Secrets” by Regard & Raye climbs 18-12, and “Don’t Need Love” by 220 Kid & Gracey moves one place to 13. “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles is another one-place climber, now at 15. “This City” by Sam Fischer, which spent three weeks at number 19, climbs to 17. “Party Girl” by Staysolidrocky climbs 24-18. “ILY (I Love You Baby)” by Surf Mesa featuring Emilee climbs, you guessed it, one place to number 25. “Who’s That What’s That” by Niko B climbs 33-26, which is practically eventful by the standards of this week. And behold this week’s highest – and indeed lowest – new entry…

40. Chris Brown & Young Thug – “Go Crazy”

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Jun 6

Charts – 5 June 2020

Posted on Saturday, June 6, 2020 by Paul in Music

If it wasn’t for the album releases, there wouldn’t be much going on at all this week…

1 DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar”

Returning to number one for a third week, after being interrupted by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande last week. Number 5 is “Breaking Me” by Topic featuring A7S, climbing into the top 10 for the first time.

7. Tion Wayne featuring Dutchavelli & Stormzy – “I Dunno”

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May 30

Charts – 29 May 2020

Posted on Saturday, May 30, 2020 by Paul in Music

A quiet but relatively normal week…

1. Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

That’s a… somewhat unpleasant video. Not keen on the knives, personally. Anyway, this is the second single from the next Lady Gaga album, so we’re back to more of a normal promotional cycle. Good song, though – fitting enough for the times. Lady Gaga gets her sixth number one, following 2018’s “Shallow”, and four tracks from her imperial period in 2009-10 (“Just Dance”, “Poker Face”, “Bad Romance” and “Telephone”). Since “Shallow” was very much outside her normal style, this is a definite comeback. It’s Ariana Grande’s sixth number one too, though all of hers have come in 2014 or later.

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