New Entries into the UK top 10 in 2018

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Because this stuff seems to have dropped off the ILX radar. And there are occasional nuggets of gold.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 13 January 2018 11:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

Camila Cabello - Havana ft. Young Thug

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ0mxQXmLsk

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 13 January 2018 11:35 (seven months ago) Permalink

(and a bad choice to start as I post something that's been on the chart for 22 weeks, sorry!)

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 13 January 2018 11:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

Ok, this should be here

Ramz - Barking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrrbEjJEVz4

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 13 January 2018 11:37 (seven months ago) Permalink

Bruno Mars - Finesse (Remix) [Feat. Cardi B]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsoLEjrDogU

(sure we'll be overlapping a fair bit with the US thread, probably more with this one than the above)

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 13 January 2018 11:39 (seven months ago) Permalink

Craig David - I Know You ft. Bastille

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kka1a_j3dmg

(and that's it for this week)

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 13 January 2018 11:42 (seven months ago) Permalink

Camila Cabello - Never Be The Same

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQhIUzPJi8o

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:54 (six months ago) Permalink

Jason Derulo - Tip Toe feat French Montana

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNA9ru2Ox5o

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:55 (six months ago) Permalink

that Craig David one is awful - the smoothness in his voice works great in dance music and his earlier shuffling r&b but this just overwrought sickly nonsense

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 09:35 (six months ago) Permalink

I like the Ramz.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 09:47 (six months ago) Permalink

I'm sure the version of Havana they play on the radio at work is Thugger-free... Is that possible?

Badgers (dog latin), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 09:53 (six months ago) Permalink

This version?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qooQd8AA7_M

groovypanda, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 09:57 (six months ago) Permalink

On November 12, a remix version of the song with Daddy Yankee was uploaded to Cabello's YouTube page. The first verse of the song is sung in Spanish while Daddy Yankee replaces Young Thug's verse.[2]

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 09:58 (six months ago) Permalink

xp

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 09:58 (six months ago) Permalink

Could well be. I work for a commercial radio station whose programming tends to avoid any rap that isn't 'Return of the Mack'. I'll need to listen out again.

Badgers (dog latin), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 10:03 (six months ago) Permalink

There are tons of wp friendly radio versions of hit songs with the black guy removed out there.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 10:07 (six months ago) Permalink

Yeah the fact they play the Bieber version of Despacito a hundred times a day definitely denigrated the song in my eyes. I don't mind the OG version now I've actually listened to it properly.

Badgers (dog latin), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 10:09 (six months ago) Permalink

I like the Bieber version!

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 10:19 (six months ago) Permalink

not the fifth-hundredth time in a week though

Badgers (dog latin), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 10:23 (six months ago) Permalink

NEW ENTRIES!!! OH NO IT'S FUCKING DRAKE!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No99lbNwBg0

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 29 January 2018 22:01 (six months ago) Permalink

Keala Settle / The Greatest Showman Ensemble - This Is Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV9BmH0tuH4

I have no idea what this is

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 29 January 2018 22:04 (six months ago) Permalink

Jax Jones - Breathe ft. Ina Wroldsen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGhKqb2Ow3E

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 29 January 2018 22:05 (six months ago) Permalink

My main opinion about this is that I like the ichthyosaur (or is it just a whale) skeleton and Ina Wroldsen's surname

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 29 January 2018 22:07 (six months ago) Permalink

"This Is Me" won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song

monotony, Monday, 29 January 2018 22:23 (six months ago) Permalink

Drake has been listening to Mr Lamar, methinks

the article don, Monday, 29 January 2018 22:24 (six months ago) Permalink

"This Is Me" won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song
Seems like a completely run of the mill inspirational Broadway ballad, is it just because she has a beard that it's doing well?

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 13:55 (six months ago) Permalink

Sigrid - Strangers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIriwVhRPVA

IDK, this is pretty ok, her voice is a mix of all the quirky singers of the last decade, backing is slightly updated EDM, somehow it seems to tie together quite well though, sounds good on headphones.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 8 February 2018 10:26 (six months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Rudimental - These Days feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjTj-_55WZ8

Ho hum

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 25 February 2018 21:41 (five months ago) Permalink

Liam Payne, Rita Ora - For You (Fifty Shades Freed)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQUuqbzQVsY

Low expectations here, but it's not that bad, mainly due to production.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 25 February 2018 21:45 (five months ago) Permalink

Kendrick Lamar, SZA - All The Stars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQbjS0_ZfJ0

Yeah, this is good of course, guess everyone's already heard it though.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 25 February 2018 21:48 (five months ago) Permalink

Marshmello & Anne-Marie - FRIENDS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzD_yyEcp0M

Labelled as *OFFICIAL FRIENDZONE ANTHEM* on Youtube. Bit rubbish.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 25 February 2018 21:51 (five months ago) Permalink

Two new entries last Friday, don't think I need to say much about either of them as they aren't exactly obscurities.

Post Malone Feat. Ty Dolla $ign - Psycho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGYJuETPQEg

Justin Timberlake ft. Chris Stapleton - Say Something

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MPbR6Cbwi4

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 5 March 2018 16:45 (five months ago) Permalink

Yeah, this is good of course

first positive impression of "all the stars" i've seen on ilm

i like it all right too

dyl, Monday, 5 March 2018 23:04 (five months ago) Permalink

Eh, I'm not blown away by it, but it's pretty good

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 5 March 2018 23:12 (five months ago) Permalink

I used to listen to a tape of The Hound of The Baskervilles when I was about 4 or 5 and I always liked the name Stapleton, and thought it wasn't fair that it was the name of the villain.
This Stapleton isn't the hero I was hoping for though.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 16 March 2018 21:13 (four months ago) Permalink

Anyway, no new entries in the top 10 last week, and only one this week - Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey - The Middle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3mJkSqZbX4

It's one of my least favourites so far. It sounds like all the worst bits of 2014 lumped together, and the vocal line on the bridge with "why don't you pull me close..." is an exact rip-off of something very familiar with "I think I'm going crazy" and I don't like that either.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 16 March 2018 21:22 (four months ago) Permalink

Oh, I forgot this a few weeks ago.

Dua Lipa - IDGAF

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mgfe5tIwOj0

It's ok, not her best, clothes in the video are pretty cool.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 16 March 2018 21:29 (four months ago) Permalink

George Ezra - Paradise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOwihbur34E

Saw this on Ant & Dec and thought "oh, this isn't bad actually." Then just checked out the video and "oh, actually it is bad, sorry"

I also cannot escape the fact that Ezra is the name of Henry Pratt's dad.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 24 March 2018 23:11 (four months ago) Permalink

Two new Entries on Friday.

Lil Dicky - Freaky Friday feat. Chris Brown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZla1ttZHaw

Wow this is horrible in so many different ways it's hard to know where to start. So I won't.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 1 April 2018 22:11 (four months ago) Permalink

Sigala & Paloma Faith - Lullaby

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghSQz2BcDQU

Very 2016. Would I have liked it then? Don't think so. Definitely not now. Both of these artists can do (a bit) better.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 1 April 2018 22:14 (four months ago) Permalink

I was quite surprised to see "God's Plan" drop suddenly from #1 to #10 after 9 weeks at the top. It seems this is the explanation:

Basically, he's fallen victim to a rule called "Accelerated Decline" (or Accelerated Chart Ratio) - which is designed to stop a song that's dominating streaming services from clogging up the charts.

In a nutshell, if the sales of a song fall for three weeks in a row, the ratio by which sales are calculated is tweaked. Instead of 150 streams counting as one sale, the ratio becomes 300:1.

The current record fall is the NHS Choir's Bridge Over You, which dropped from number one to number 29 back in 2015, after topping the charts that Christmas.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-43598328

monotony, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 00:11 (four months ago) Permalink

That sounds, um, not good. I like how the charts are mostly back to the way they moved in the 80s and early 90s, at the top end at least, but messing around with ratios like this seems a bit too much like gaming the system

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 08:24 (four months ago) Permalink

blatant manipulation to undermine our NHS imo

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 12 April 2018 09:32 (four months ago) Permalink

granted, I'm a) not in the UK and b) not in possession of the actual data (I'm sure Chris Molanphy or something is writing about it now), but that seems like a very strange and arcane rule

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:27 (four months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Haven't updated this for a month. Fortunately the charts now move at a glacial pace.

Here's The Weeknd with Call Out My Name. It's boring.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4ZoCHID9GI

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 13:57 (three months ago) Permalink

Here's Drake - Nice For What. I don't hate it as much as I hate everything else he's done but can't quite get a grip of what the fuck it's supposed to be doing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9BwWKXjVaI

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 14:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa - One Kiss - yeah, this is ok, the instrumental break has a good mix of the summery and the menacing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm8rz-llMhE

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 14:12 (three months ago) Permalink

Ariana Grande - No Tears Left To Cry - this has been discussed enough elsewhere of course.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffxKSjUwKdU

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 14:16 (three months ago) Permalink

Banx & Ranx + Ella Eyre - Answerphone ft. Yxng Bane - I definitely had to copy/paste that title. Actual song is a bit nondescript.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayzAJ9yjnX8

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 14:19 (three months ago) Permalink

Anne-Marie - 2002 - co-written by Ed Sheeran. "The words you pen get played again, your blithe resolve I can forgive / But when you tell us how to live it's just so heteronormative" indeed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tvLIhEaEKo

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 14:22 (three months ago) Permalink

how many Ed Sheeran songs are there that go "it was better back then/I'm 26 now"

I've never really enjoyed his music or persona but I've managed to avoid it easily enough outside of Jessie Ware cowrites but this is absolutely abysmal and its success really does feel like a damning indictment of culture

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 2 May 2018 19:57 (three months ago) Permalink

"Answerphone" is a weird one because much as I don't enjoy that style of pop voice that seems ubiquitous now (that mix of lazy enunciation and cutesy oversinging) you can tell Eyre could and should be doing better

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 2 May 2018 20:00 (three months ago) Permalink

'Answerphone' is my favourite chart hit in some time. I've only heard probably 5-10% of what's been in the charts this year though.

nashwan, Wednesday, 2 May 2018 21:12 (three months ago) Permalink


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