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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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May 22

Charts – 22 May 2020

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2020 by Paul in Music

New comics are apparently imminent once again. In the meantime, we have… well, an extremely uneventful chart, but a format’s a format.

1. DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar”

Two weeks at number one, and with a comfortable lead. Below that… it’s a long list of climbers before we reach the highest new entry. Deep breath, then. “Say So” by Doja Cat returns to number 2 (after dropping to 3 last week). “Rover” by S1mba featuring DTG climbs 8-4. “Flowers” by Nathan Dawe featuring Jaykae climbs 17-13. A more notable one, moving 24-15, is “Breaking Me” by Topic featuring A7S. “This City” by Sam Fischer edges up one place to 19. “Don’t Need Love” by 220 Kid & Gracey is still climbing (22-20), which is a good performance for a throwback dance record. Doja Cat‘s other single “Boss Bitch” rebounds to 24, beating its previous peak of 28 from a month ago. “Kings & Queens” by Ava Max climbs 29-25. And finally we reach…

30. Regard & Raye – “Secrets”

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May 16

Charts – 15 May 2020

Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2020 by Paul in Music

A quiet, but otherwise relatively normal, week…

1 DaBaby featuring Roddy Rich – “Rockstar”

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May 9

Charts – 8 May 2020

Posted on Saturday, May 9, 2020 by Paul in Music

We’re back to relative normalcy after a couple of weeks of charity releases. If you’re wondering, the “Times Like These” cover drops straight from 1 to 9. The Michael Ball / Tom Moore track, which was number 1 two weeks ago, dropped to 21 last week, and is now out of the top 100 altogether – as I said at the time, it’s a “join in the moment” record, not a “listen to this for pleasure” record. Instead, this week we have the refreshing normalcy of…

1 Drake – “Toosie Slide”
10. Drake featuring Giveon – “Chicago Freestyle”
17. Drake featuring Playboi Carti – “Pain 1993”

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