Discussion in 'Charts' started by Ag, Jan 3, 2020.
1st chart of the year incoming.
Ellie Goulding drops to number 28!!
Every song in the top 100 aside from that either climbs, is new or is a reentry. Many songs peaking, highest reentry is Old Town Road at no.38.
Ella Henderson back in the top 10 for the first time since 2015 at no.9
@Robbie, do you mind posting the commentary you do at ukmix here? Or do you have any objection to me copying it (and crediting you or anyone else I need to) if you don't?
The soundtracks albums have all been removed from the albums chart, a new crazy rule for whatever reason then? After spending more than 100 weeks in the upper part of the chart, The Greatest Showman soundtrack just disappeared
The "last week" positions of the Top 10 are wild.
Proof, if it were needed, that Goulding was the beneficiary of clever playlisting. I wonder if she'll release it to other platforms now (if she can?)
They may be better off removing it entirely from amazon and having another go next Christmas.
Just keeping a weekly record:
03.01.20/ Own It - Stormzy/ Before You Go - Lewis Capaldi/ Dance Monkey - Tones & I
10.01.20/ Own It - Stormzy/ Dance Monkey - Tones & I/ Dance Monkey - Tones & I
17.01.20/ Own It - Stormzy/ Blinding Lights - The Weeknd/ Dance Monkey - Tones & I
24.01.20/ Godzilla - Eminem/ Blinding Lights - The Weeknd/ Godzilla - Eminem
31.01.20/ Before You Go - Lewis Capaldi/ Before You Go - Lewis Capaldi/ The Box - Roddy Ricch
07.02.20/Blinding Lights - The Weeknd/ Blinding Lights - The Weeknd/ The Box - Roddy Ricch
No change in the top 5 in the first midweeks. Bieber new at #8.
Isn't that very low for him? A new proper single after a few years. I hope he's over.
I don't mind you copying it here as I copy it from elsewhere anyway! I usually give a credit to Music Week simply because that's where the reports are from but it's not necessary to do so. The same reports are posted by others at other forums and there's usually no credit given.
Dance Monkey at #1 on sales and streaming, falls one place to #6 on overall chart.
What's this #1 on iTunes?
"Come Out Ye Blacks and Tans" by The Wolfe Tones.
I only know because I looked earlier
Presumably it will end up about #71
Yeah go the Irish police or whatever.
Bieber managed to climb into the top 5 in the end.
From James Masterton's Chart Watch
What a load of shit. And that's without considering Tones & I being #1 on sales and streaming, but finishing #6. WHAT DO THE FUCKING CHARTS EVEN SHOW?
Do people like Masterton ever comment on the ridiculousness of the situation?
I'm not sure I've ever seen him be that explicit. He does frequently highlight how sales are frequently hitting record lows and little they matter now, though.
Which is fine if you weren’t fannying about with everything else!
On the sales note
Jeez, they;re depressing. But what else to expect - as I've posted in the HMV thread, prices are being pegged high in the stores and this is going to put people off.
It's no surprise Stormzy climbed to #1 on the back of being a fiver on amazon and in HMV, and he also did a series of in store signings at various HMV stores.
And even then his total equivalent sales were under 24k. And less than 9.5k physical sales.
He was a fiver in HMV?!! I hovered over it at £6.99 on a one-day offer pre-Xmas which was mainly because I wanted to support him after he told the national press to go fuck themselves after the misreporting of his comments on racism in the UK.
After suffering two successive declines in consumption in excess of 40%, Heavy Is The Head increased 45.69% last week to 23,614 units to bring an end to Lewis Capaldi’s fourth run at No.1 with Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, which dips to No.2 (18,392 sales). Stormzy worked really hard to turn around sales of Heavy Is The Head – in the course of the chart week, he did signing sessions at HMV in Bristol Broadmead, Cardiff and Birmingham, and Banquet in Kingston and turned up in his slippers on BBC Breakfast TV. Furthermore, the album price was reduced to £5.99 on Google, £4.99 on iTunes, £4.99 both digitally and physically at Amazon, and £4.99 physically at HMV
Stormzy doesn’t quite seem to be the chart force that the media furore suggests. I know both of his albums have went to number one, but I don’t think he would be near as successful if he was around maybe 10 years ago with old chart rules. His last 2 number 1 singles have been with Ed Sheeran who as we know can seem to do no wrong right now.
He's heralded as one of the biggest musicians we have, because they need to show diversity. Not that I greatly object, but it's a bit see through.
I don't think I have ever heard a Stormzy song in my life.
You’re getting way to big for your BOOTS
You’re never too big for the BOOT
@Kalabaliken I would just like to clarify that I posted lyrics to a much renowned Stormzy song called Big For Your Boots and I was not bandying around needless insults.
I think Ag meant Shaddup You Face as well
..or maybe this because we know how much @Ag loves the nutty boys.
My parents used to have a pub back in Ireland while we were growing up and without one word of a lie an older lady used to come in and her catchphrase was always “Shaddup You Face”, and then the song was released to much bemusement from everyone in the bar apart from her.
^ I’LL SECOND THAT
God I hated Madness
I mean 95% of the reason is because my brother liked them, but even in retrospect I still dislike them rather a lot.
(just kidding )
Let's face it, they had to be the last band you'd have expected on the first page of a topic for the charts in 2020
And now the Welsh Nationalists are getting in on the action. Typing the name of the act and the song feels too much like hard work, unfortunately.