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Charts – 12 July 2019

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019 by Paul in Music

Oh good, movement!

1.  Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Senorita”

This has spent two weeks stuck at number 2 behind Ed Sheeran, and it’s pretty good – it’s kind of Latin by numbers, but it’s got a real lightness of touch to it.  It’s the second number one for both singers – in Shawn Mendes’ case, it comes four years after “Stitches”, while Cabello’s previous number one was 2017’s “Havana.”  (Cabello’s other current single, “Find U Again” with Mark Ronson, is still down at 31.)  Don’t feel too bad for Ed Sheeran, he still has three songs in the top ten – “I Don’t Care” at 2, “Beautiful People” at 3, and “Cross Me” at 8.

5.  Post Malone featuring Young Thug – “Goodbyes”

(Caution: this is the full version of the video, and the opening is quite violent.)

Young Thug was on “Havana”, which is a nice little link for us.  As for “Goodbyes”, it’s a Post Malone single much like any other; he doesn’t write a bad chorus, but god that voice processing annoys me.

11.  Mist featuring Fredo – “So High”

Mist is a rapper from Birmingham, and this is his second hit – the first was “Game Changer,” which managed a week at 35 last year.  Fredo’s more familiar; this is his sixth top 40 appearance, including guesting on Dave’s number one “Freaky Friday”.  The uncredited vocal hook is from Toni Braxton’s “You’re Makin’ Me High”, a top 10 hit in 1996.

“3 Nights” by Dominic Fike climbs 20-19.

20.  D-Block Europe – “Home P*ssy”

The follow-up to “Kitchen Kings”, which reached number 16 in February.  It’s pretty much what the title might lead you to expect.  And just to be clear, that’s the official title, with the asterisk – it’s not the chart compilers censoring it, that’s how it’s listed on Spotify too.  “Strike A Pose” by Young T & Bugsey featuring Aitch climbs 22-21, and “Higher Love” by Kygo & Whitney Houston climbs 36-26.  “Mother’s Daughter” by Miley Cyrus, which entered at 31 five weeks ago and has been hanging around the thirties ever since, finally reached number 29 – probably helped by the fact that it has a video now. This being Miley Cyrus, that video is Trying A Bit Hard, but the actual song is one of her best singles, so hopefully it’ll go further now that it’s getting pushed.

34.  Freya Ridings – “Castles”

A final single in advance of her self-title debut album, which in the way of such things includes singles going back all the way to 2017.  Her big hit was last year’s “Lost Without You”, which reached number 9 and spent 28 weeks in the top 40 – but the follow-up “You Mean The World To Me” missed the top 40, so there will be some relief over this.  It’s quite good once it gets going.

36.  Dave & AJ Tracey – “Thiago Silva”

Ah.  This is a three-year-old Dave track which is here because Dave’s Glastonbury performance – with a teenager from the crown who turned out to be unexpectedly good – went viral.  That video isn’t staged, but it isn’t quite as spontaneous as some of the news coverage tries to suggest.  Apparently, Dave regularly gets someone out of the audience to do AJ Tracey’s part in “Thiago Silva”, and since he needs someone who really does know the words, picking the enthusiastic kid who’s at the front wearing a Thiago Silva shirt is a comparatively safe bet.  As one of the top comments on YouTube says, “Win win.  Dave gets most viral clip of Glastonbury 2019.  Alex gets to do what he rehearsed in the shower.”  Meanwhile, AJ Tracey’s current single “Ladbroke Grove” climbs 16-12.

37.  Lizzo – “Truth Hurts”

Not quite the follow-up to “Juice”, which inexplicably only managed a single week at number 38 earlier in the year.  It had a resurgence of interest this year because Netflix used it on a film soundtrack.  Meanwhile, Lizzo actually has a new album to promote, but you’re listening to this instead…

Over on the album chart, Lewis Capaldi’s “Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent” returns to number one for a sixth non-consecutive week.  Below, it’s a quiet week…

3.  The Lighthouse Family – “Blue Sky in Your Head”

I never much cared for the Lighthouse Family in their first run at the turn of the century.  This is a reunion album after an 18 year gap, and not much has changed.  Their highest-placed album remains 1997’s “Postcards from Heaven.”

15.  The Spice Girls – “Greatest Hits”

It’s been reissued on picture-disc vinyl.  And if that doesn’t tell you how low the album chart sales are these days…. well.  Finally, “One Wave” by Jay1 is number 28; the single “Mocking It” is currently at 28.

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