Sunday, September 24

Niall Horan (3) - Week #38

***NOTE: COLOUR-CODING TO BE FINISHED SOON***


By the time that Pulse has accepted my account (@malashenko, btw) and we still have a truck load of trash from young boys at the top I swear I will abandon this blog until we get a half-decent song at #1. The beginning of autumn has started off with a wonderful presentation of new songs, but sadly none of them can get anywhere near the top 10. Anyway, this week had a bunch of big drops but the biggest jump of the week was only +9. We also had a good selection of exits which, coincidentally, were the bottom 4 songs last week. Anyway, more on the countdown in the blurbs.

 Exits:
Julia Michaels - Issues (#42)
The Chainsmokers/Halsey - Closer (#43)
AJR - Weak (#44)
Calvin Harris/Pharrell/Katy Perry - Feels (#45)

#1 song this week one year ago: The Chainsmokers/Daya - Don't Let Me Down (3)
#1 song last week: Niall Horan - Slow Hands (2)

45. Fall Out Boy - Champion (#36)
44. The Chainsmokers - Honest (#31)
43. All Time Low - Good Times (#32)
42. Hailee Steinfeld - Most Girls (#33)
41. Linkin Park/Kiiara - Heavy (#40)
40. Bruno Mars - That's What I Like (#41)
39. Lady Gaga - The Cure (#39)
38. Harry Styles - Two Ghosts (#26)
37. Kygo/Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me (#35)
36. Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You (#30)
35. Hey Violet - Hoodie (#23)
34. All-American Rejects - Sweat (#38)
33. MAX/Gnash - Lights Down Low (#37)
32. Kelly Clarkson - Love So Soft (DEBUT)
31. Justin Bieber/BloodPop® - Friends (#27)
30. Panic! At The Disco - L.A. Devotee (#34)
29. Zedd/Liam Payne - Get Low (DEBUT)
28. The Revivalists - Wish I Knew You (DEBUT)
27. Bruno Mars vs. David Guetta - Versace On The Floor (#29)
26. Louis Tomlinson/Bebe Rexha/Digital Farm Animals - Back To You (#19)
25. Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill (#20)
24. Linkin Park - One More Light (#24)
23. Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes (DEBUT)
22. Halsey - Bad At Love (#25)
21. Andy Grammer - Give Love (#28)
20. Luis Fonsi/Justin Bieber/Daddy Yankee - Despacito (#21)
19. Sam Hunt - Body Like A Back Road (#8) 
18. Charlie Puth - Attention (#13)
17. Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still (#16)
16. Cheat Codes/Demi Lovato - No Promises (#17)
15. Imagine Dragons - Thunder (#14)
14. Macklemore/Skylar Grey - Glorious (#15)
13. Maroon 5/SZA - What Lovers Do (#22)
12. Mono Mind - Save Me A Place (#10)
11. P!nk - What About Us (#18)
10. Zedd/Alessia Cara - Stay (#12)
9. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do (#9)
8. The Chainsmokers/Coldplay - Something Just Like This (#7)
7. Liam Payne - Strip That Down (#3)
6. Imagine Dragons - Believer (#6)
5. Kesha - Praying (#11)
4. Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl (#4)
3. Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry (#5)
2. Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back (#2)
1. Niall Horan - Slow Hands (#1)[3rd week]

Biggest jump of the week: Maroon 5/SZA - What Lovers Do (+9)
Biggest drop of the week: The Chainsmokers - Honest (-13)

Comments on debuts:
I honestly feel like the only person who cannot stand Kelly Clarkson's voice. Every single song I know from her will probaly end up in my bottom 50 or 100 songs of all time, including PBP, S(WDKY), and HS in my bottom 6 of all time. Put it this way: if you play Wild Thoughts 100 times in a row, I will hate you less that if you play S(WDKY) for 30 seconds. I cannot stand her voice. In this song, her voice is just as awful and makes me cringe so much when I listen to it. However, this time she thinks that she can rap also, which makes the little respect I have for Kelly Clarkson plummet. I know very few people that can rap well, and Kelly Clarkson is definitely not one of them. And there is also the issue with the lyrics. I am taking too long here, so I will say what I wanted to say: this song, nonetheless, is a massive, MASSIVE step up from all her other work and is EASILY her best song. But it is orange. And that tells you something.

Ok, on to the next debut. Get Low really is a weird song that I can never understand and confuses me. The chorus is extremely repetitive and annoying. Liam Payne makes another disaster in his vocal performance.

I remember having Wish I Knew You on my top 30 on paper way back in 2015. I had it there for I think two or three weeks. I liked the 60s feel and I really like his voice. The song has one of the largest throwback feels of modern music.

Sam Smith's voice was good in Latch and Stay With Me. Me first reaction was, Hey! He sounds like Adele, but a guy! Then he had I'm Not The Only One, which was fantastic. Lay Me Down and Like I Can proved to me that this guy's voice was a one-time deal, and thankfully he did not come back until now. In Too Good At Goodbyes, his voice again becomes super annoying and it sounds as if he is whining throughout the whole song and I cannot stand it.

Hit-Bound
1. Zayn/Sia - Dusk Till Dawn
2. Taylor Swift - ...Ready For It?
3. Lauv - I Like Me Better (DEBUT)
4. Selena Gomez - Fetish
5. Dua Lipa - New Rules
6. Sabrina Carpenter - Why
7. Hailee Steinfield/Alesso/FGL/Watt - Let Me Go
8. The Script - Rain
9. Evaride - Heartless
10. Ed Sheeran - Perfect
11. Niall Horan - Too Much To Ask (DEBUT)
12. Why Don't We - Something Different
13. PrettyMuch - Would You Mind
14. Fergie/Nicki MInaj - You Already Know (DEBUT)

Blurbs So Soft
I mentioned before, any more or this trash at #1,2,3,4[yes, the fake fiddle DX],7,9 at #1 when my Pulse account gets accepted and I am gone until we get quality music at the top. I am so sick and tired of generic beats and repetitive nonsense in teenagers' songs on Hits 1. Where are songs like Dusk Till Dawn and Fetish, which are actually good songs by young people? Stuck on Hit-Bound for months, or flopping like Back To You. Hopefully Praying can hit a few weeks at the top spot.

With the trash in the top 10, I wouldn't expect much better from #11-20. But we have nine masterpieces just waiting to crack the top 10. Hopefully one of these can make an impact (preferably Feel It Still).

It took until #34, Sweat, to get a jump on the countdown. How about I talk about some of these drops?

Champion and Hoodie are still fantastic and I would have loved if they had done better, especially the former considering that it is from Fall Out Boy. Hopefully Last Of The Real Ones can be the one to make the breakthrough.

Good Times did much better than I expected, and I will be missed.

Honest and Two Ghosts dropping made my day. Most Girls dropping made my weekend.
 
And if we have a look at the exits, all of them deserved to go except Feels. Issues was a boring speech from an annoying songwriter, Weak was another anoying speech, but this time from an extremely annoying group that has made a total of one good song, I'm Not Famous. Feels was extremely underrated and will definitely make my year-end list for its catchiness.
 
And finally... Closer is FINALLY off the countdown after weeks and weeks and weeks of overplay and constant praise form everybody I know, this repetitive, unnecessary, annoying «song» that completely destroyed both «artists»' reputation for me. Thank you for all the people who did not vote for Closer this week!
 
Top 5:
1. Feel It Still
2. Lights Down Low
3. Save Me A Place
4. Champion
5. Back To You

Bottom 5:
1. Love So Soft
2. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
3. Strip That Down
4. Slow Hands
5. Look What You Made Me Do

#1 recommendation: Alan Walker - Spectre
Most missed countdowns song: P!nk - Try
Throwback pick of the week: Britney Spears - Toxic

Thanks for viewing!

Sunday, September 17

Niall Horan (2) - Week #37

I apologize for the delay, and I apologize for the lame post. I really have no time, so the blurbs will be cut for this week except one. Why? Oh...



Our one exit comes from...







 DJ Khaled w/ a lot of help from Santana/Rihanna/Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts (#43)


WOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!




Anyway, here is the full countdown:


45. Calvin Harris/Pharrell/Katy Perry - Feels (#39)
44. AJR - Weak (#28) [nice!]
43. The Chainsmokers/Halsey - Closer (#45)[get out!]
42. Julia Michaels - Issues (#44)
41. Bruno Mars - That's What I Like (#41)
40. Linkin Park/Kiiara - Heavy (#42) 
39. Lady Gaga - The Cure (#38)
38. All-American Rejects - Sweat (DEBUT)
37. MAX/Gnash - Lights Down Low (#26)[oof!]
36. Fall Out Boy - Champion (#31)
35. Kygo/Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me (#36)
34. Panic At The Disco - L.A. Devotee (#33)
33. Hailee Steinfeld - Most Girls (#24)
32. All Time Low - Good Times (#29)
31. The Chainsmokers - Honest (#25)
30. Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You (#27)
29. Bruno Mars vs. David Guetta - Versace On The Floor (#30)
28. Andy Grammer - Give Love (#37)
27. Justin Bieber/Bloodpop - Friends (#32)
26. Harry Styles - Two Ghosts (#40)
25. Halsey - Bad At Love (#34)
24. Linkin Park - One More Light (#6)
23. Hey Violet - Hoodie (#21)
22. Maroon 5/SZA - What Lovers Do (#23)
21. Luis Fonsi/Justin Bieber/Daddy Yankee - Despacito (#22)
20. Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill (#11)
19. Louis Tomlinson/Bebe Rexha/Digital Farm Animals - Back To You (#18)
18. P!nk - What About Us (#15)
17. Cheat Codes/Demi Lovato - No Promises (#16)
16. Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still (#35)
15. Macklemore/Skylar Grey - Glorious (#20)
14. Imagine Dragons - Thunder (#17)
13. Charlie Puth - Attention (#14)
12. Zedd/Alessia Cara - Stay (#7)
11. Kesha - Praying (#13)
10. Mono Mind - Save Me A Place (#12)
9. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do (#10)
8. Sam Hunt - Body Like A Back Road (#3)
7. The Chainsmokers/Coldplay - Something Just Like This (#5)
6. Imagine Dragons - Believer (#8)
5. Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry (#9)
4. Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl (#19)
3. Liam Payne - Strip That Down (#2)
2. Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back (#1)
1. Niall Horan - Slow Hands (#4) 

Biggest jump of the week: Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still (+19)[yeah!]
Biggest drop of the week: Linkin Park - One More Light (-18)

#1 song this week one year ago: The Chainsmokers/Daya - Don't Let Me Down (2)

Comments on debut:
The All-American Rejects almost never change the feel of their song from song to song, and so all their songs maintain a catchy half-throwback feel. That is all I can really say about this one, except that I really like the All-American Rejects.

Hit-Bound
1. Zayn/Sia - Dusk Till Dawn
2. Taylor Swift - ... Ready For It? 
3. Dua Lipa - New Rules (DEBUT)
4. Selena Gomez - Fetish 
5. Sabrina Carpenter - Why 
6. The Script - Rain
7. Ed Sheeran - Perfect (DEBUT) 
8. Hailee Steinfeld/Alesso/FGL/Watt - Let Me Go 
9. Evaride - Heartless 
10. Why Don't We - Something Different 
11. Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes 
12. Zedd/Liam Payne - Get Low
13. PrettyMuch - Would You Mind
14. Kelly Clarkson - Love So Soft
 
When I'm with you, all I get is wild blurbs
After a time i would say, maybe, not exaggerating, 5 times shorter than I expected, Wild Thoughts finally leaves us. This is a fantastic contender for the worst song on Hits 1 in 2017. The guitar riff is fantastic, and that is the main reason I hate this song. I am listening to Maria Maria over and over again so that when I hear this song is doesn't get stuck in my head. Not that it could; it has absolutely no beat and the lyrics are painful. The song itself is extremely boring, and taking the exact riff of Maria Maria makes me even more angry at DJ Khaled. Whoever is playing the guitar cannot do it like Santana. And I couldn't care less whether Khaled was a nice person. It does not mean that I have to like his music. Bryson Tiller is another trashy rapper that interrupts the song for no reason, but at least he delays Rihanna from wreaking havoc again. All I can say is, GOODBYE!!! YOU WILL NEVER BE MISSED!!!
 
Oh, and I thank the voters for appreciating Feel It Still!!!
 
Top 5:
1. Feel It Still
2. Save Me A Place
3. Sweat
4. Lights Down Low
5. Champion
 
 
Bottom 5:
1. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
2. Friends
3. Weak
4. Strip That Down
5. Body Like A Back Road
 
 
Throwback pick of the week: Santana/The Product G&B - Maria Maria
Most missed countdown song: X Ambassadors - Renegades 
#1 recommendation for Hits 1: Dmitri Vegas/Like Mike/David Guetta/Kiiara - Complicated

Sunday, September 10

Shawn Mendes (5 very long and annoying weeks) - Week #36

I am so tired of all this trash clogging up the top 5. I can't stand how overrated all these songs are, and they would never have been popular had it been from any other artists. That being said, this week wasn't too bad. This is the second week in a row where many things happened. We have 5+ exits for the first time in what feels like forever, and Hit-Bound is looking ok. Thankfully, I had time to do blurbs, so I will extend them to include some information from last week. From now on, my posts will be out 95% on Sundays, since I have my Russian school on Saturday.
Outside of blogging, Irma is causing some serious issues in the Caribbean and Florida. My father had to evacuate, and he literally had to carry imported tanks of gas in his car to leave the state since nobody is working at the gas station. My best wishes go out to all the victims and evacuees.

Exits:
Julia Michaels - Uh Huh (#33)
Shawn Mendes - Mercy (#35)
Halsey - Now Or Never (#36)
Train - Play That Song (#41)
Steve Aoki/Louis Tomlinson - Just Hold On (#44)
Selena Gomez - Bad Liar (#45)

#1 song this week one year ago: The Chainsmokers/Daya - Don't Let Me Down (1/3)
#1 song last week: Niall Horan - Slow Hands (1)

45. The Chainsmokers/Halsey - Closer (#38)[8]
44. Julia Michaels - Issues (#44)
43. DJ Khaled/Rihanna/Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts (#40)
42. Linkin Park/Kiiara - Heavy (#37)
41. Bruno Mars - That's What I Like (#41)[1]
40. Harry Styles - Two Ghosts (DEBUT)
39. Calvin Harris/Pharrell/Katy Perry - Feels (#22)
38. Lady Gaga - The Cure (#39)
37. Andy Grammer - Give Love (DEBUT)
36. Kygo/Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me (#28)
35. Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still (DEBUT)
34. Halsey - Bad At Love (DEBUT)
33. Panic! At The Disco - L.A. Devotee (#29)
32. Justin Bieber/BloodPop - Friends (DEBUT)
31. Fall Out Boy - Champion (#16)
30. Bruno Mars vs. David Guetta - Versace On The Floor (#30)
29. All Time Low - Good Times (#14)
28. AJR - Weak (#27)
27. Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You (#21)[9]
26. MAX/Gnash - Lights Down Low (#15)
25. The Chainsmokers - Honest (#24)
24. Hailee Steinfeld - Most Girls (#11)
23. Maroon 5/SZA - What Lovers Do (DEBUT)
22. Luis Fonsi/Justin Bieber/Daddy Yankee - Despacito (#32)
21. Hey Violet - Hoodie (#25)
20. Macklemore/Skylar Grey - Glorious (#20)
19. Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl (#31)
18. Louis Tomlinson/Bebe Rexha/Digital Farm Animals - Back To You (#19)
17. Imagine Dragons - Thunder (#26)
16. Cheat Codes/Demi Lovato - No Promises (#34)
15. P!nk - What About Us (#17)
14. Charlie Puth - Attention (#6)[1]
13. Kesha - Praying (#23)
12. Mono Mind/Bridge & Mountain - Save Me A Place (#18)
11. Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill (#10)[3]
10. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do (#13)
9. Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry (#12)
8. Imagine Dragons - Believer (#8)[3]
7. Zedd/Alessia Cara - Stay (#7)[4]
6. Linkin Park - One More Light (#5)
5. The Chainsmokers/Coldplay - Something Just Like This (#9)[3]
4. Niall Horan - Slow Hands (#1)[1]
3. Sam Hunt - Body Like A Back Road (#3)
2. Liam Payne - Strip That Down (#2)
1. Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back (#4)[5]

 
Biggest jump of the week: No Promises (+18)
Biggest drop of the week: Feels (-17)

Comments on debuts:
To kick off the six debuts, we have Two Ghosts. My issue with this song is that has too much of a throwback feel to be a modern rock song. Also, the whole song is on the same level and that makes it boring. Sign Of The Times was fantastic. But I feel that in Two Ghosts, Harry Styles wanders too much.

Next up is Andy Grammer who, finally, debuts with his song Give Love. The song, I think, is his best work so far. It helps that I never hear it. It also helps that it has a cool beat, and has a somewhat catchy aspect to it.

When I first heard Feel It Still (I believe it was in March), I loved it, but I didn't really hear it enough to have it in my top 30. When it finally became popular, however, I realized how so amazingly catchy the song is. Her voice is fantastic, and the repeated guitar makes the song so much fun to dance too. Portugal. The Man have just created their best song so far.

Halsey is seriously heading head first to rock bottom. I feel like this is the last straw. I only like this song because it is Halsey. If she continues to release songs like this, I feel that she would have left my top 30 for good. I feel that she is going too much to the rap side, and creating stranger lyrics, even stranger than normal. I hope she releases Strangers soon so that she can keep up her talent.

Oh, boy. More Justin Bieber. I find when Justin Bieber makes his own music as the lead artist, it is awful (except The Feeling) and when he collaborates as a featured artist, the song is amazing (except I'm The One). Once again, he shows that he has a great voice, but cannot use it in catchy songs. Bloodpop destroys the mediocre song with that awful drop, and the lyrics make me want to cry.

Rather high up is our last debut, What Lovers Do. It took some time for me to grow into SZA. She sounds very cool in this song, and made herself a good impression on me. Maroon 5, however, are average for an artist, but much, much below average considering that it is Maroon 5. Adam Levine sounds much better in his regular voice than in his falsetto, which makes me scream.




Hit-Bound:
1. Zayn/Sia - Dusk Till Dawn (DEBUT)
2. Taylor Swift - ...Ready For It? (DEBUT)
3.  Sabrina Carpenter - Why
4. Selena Gomez - Fetish
5. All-American Rejects - Sweat
6. The Script - Rain (DEBUT)
7. The Revivalists - Wish I Knew You
8. Evaride - Heartless
9. Hailee Steinfield/Alesso/Florida Georgia Line - Let Me Go (DEBUT)
10. Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes (DEBUT)
11. Why Don't We  Something Different
12. Zedd/Liam Payne - Get Low
13. PrettyMuch - Would You Mind
14. Kelly Clarkson - Love So Soft (DEBUT)

What blurbers do
I had no issues with Uh Huh, Mercy and Play That Song had to go eventually, Redbone was kind of cool, Just Hold On was fantastic and will 100% make my year end top 45, and Bad Liar was trash. Those are the exits, to sum it up.

As I mentioned, we have four absolutely horrific pieces of trash currently sitting at #1-4. I think that this is Shawn Mendes's best performance yet, by definitely his worst «song» yet. Strip That Down is just a generic rap song and nothing without Quavo. Body Like A Back Road is another piece of trash that was overrated everywhere and that two people in the whole wide world like. And Slow Hands was so overplayed that it has become extremely, extremely, annoying. I would take the top ten entrants by Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift at #1 over these songs any day.

However, if I had a choice, I would definitely take Stay, Believer, or Something Just Like This at #1. All those songs are still solid and can stay near the top as much as they want.


Praying is getting closer and closer to the top 10. Hopefully is can replace some of the trash that has been there forever.


After a fantastic stay at #15 for two weeks out of three, Lights Down Low was destined to drop a heck of a lot. This song is still beautiful. It is really popular on my radio right now, by the way.


Champion, Good Times, and Feels were all great song that deserved to perform better.


If we have a look at last week's debuts, Galway Girl and No Promises made massive jumps which honestly I would have preferred to see long ago, Save Me A Place is still going strong, and surprisingly, Look What You Made Me Do just barely made the top 10. The odds were high on this one hitting #1 this week, and I was really surprised when it didn't even enter the top 5.


Top 5:
1. Feel It Still
2. Lights Down Low
3. Champion
4. Back To You
5. Save Me A Place

Bottom 5:
1. Wild Thoughts
2. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
3. One More Light
4. Body Like A Back Road
5. Weak

#1 recommendation for Hits 1: Blackbear - Do Re Mi (never gonna happen)
Throwback pick of the week: Maroon 5 - This Love
Most missed countdown song: Shawn Mendes - Life Of The Party

Saturday, September 2

NIall Horan (1) - Week #35

This week was fun! We have two extremely high debuts, an excellent exit, and plenty of activity on the countdown. Evaride hosted Hit-Bound because of their new song which nobody cares about. More in the blurbs.

Exits:
James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go (#29)
DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Chance The Rapper - I'm The One (#41)
Hailee Steinfield & Grey/Zedd - Starving (#42)
Childish Gambino - Redbone (#43)

#1 song this week one year ago: Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling! (10/10)
#1 song last week:  Charlie Puth - Attention (1)

45. Selena Gomez - Bad Liar (#40)
44. Steve Aoki/Louis Tomlinson - Just Hold On (#45)
43. Julia Michaels - Issues (#44)
42. Bruno Mars - That's What I Like (#34) [1]
41. Train - Play That Song (#37)

40. DJ Khaled/Rihanna/Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts (#30)
39. Lady Gaga - The Cure (#38)
38. The Chainsmokers/Halsey - Closer (#39) [8]
37. Linkin Park/Kiiara - Heavy (#27)

36. Halsey - Now Or Never (#32)
35. Shawn Mendes - Mercy (#35)

34. Cheat Codes/Demi Lovato - No Promises (DEBUT)
33. Julia Michaels - Uh Huh (#31)
32. Luis Fonsi/Justin Bieber/Daddy Yankee - Despacito (#21)
31. Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl (DEBUT)

30. Bruno Mars vs. David Guetta - Versace On The Floor (#18)
29. Panic! At The Disco - L.A. Devotee (#11)

28. Kygo/Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me (#23)
27. AJR - Weak (#26)
26. Imagine Dragons - Thunder (#33)
25. Hey Violet - Hoodie (#28)

24. The Chainsmokers - Honest (#25)
23. Kesha - Praying (#20)
22. Calvin Harris/Pharrell/Katy Perry - Feels (#16)
21. Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You (#13) [9]
20. Macklemore/Skylar Grey - Glorious (#36)
19. Louis Tomlinson/Bebe Rexha/Digital Farm Animals - Back To You (#19)
18. Mono Mind/Bridge And Mountain - Save Me A Place (DEBUT)
17. P!NK - What About Us (#22)
16. Fall Out Boy - Champion (#15)

15. MAX/Gnash - Lights Down Low (#24)
14. All Time Low - Good Times (#17)
13. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do (DEBUT)
12. Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry (#14)
11. Hailee Steinfeld - Most Girls (#12)

10. Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill (#6) [3]
9. The Chainsmokers/Coldplay - Something Just Like This (#8) [3]
8. Imagine Dragons - Believer (#2) [3]
7. Zedd/Alessia Cara - Stay (#10) [4]
6. Charlie Puth - Attention (#1) [1]

5. Linkin Park - One More Light (#9)
4. Shawn Menes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back (#3) [4]
3. Sam Hunt - Body Like A Back Road (#4)
2. Liam Payne - Strip That Down (#5)
1. Niall Horan - Slow Hands (#7)[1st week at #1]


Biggest jump of the week: Macklemore/Skylar Grey - Glorious (+16)
Biggest drop of the week: Panic! At The Disco - L.A. Devotee (-18)

Comments on debuts:
Our first debut out of four is No Promises. I loves this song when I first heard it. I still do, mind you. Cheat Codes has a cool voice and the drop is really cool. But Demi Lovato is annoying in her verse, so that's a minus. I can't really say anything else.

I mentioned on my other blog when I talked about Ed Sheeran's album a bit that Galway Girl was the only good song on Divide other than Shape Of You and Castle On The Hill. Every aspect of this song is fun except the fake fiddle, which became annoying really fast. This is not a typical Ed Sheeran song, but for now this worked fine.

When I first heard Save Me A Place on Hits 1, I would never, ever have predicted that it would debut this high. This is easily the strangest pick Hits 1 has taken all year. No, this is easily the strangest song I have heard all year. This song is so disorganized, I have no clue what is happening at all. The song left me so confused at the end. I grew into the chorus after few listens, but don't expect it to last long.

And now, the song tha everybody is talking about. Taylor Swift is back, after 1989. In my opinion, Taylor Swift has made awful song after awful song until New Romantics, which I loved for a few months. Sadly, every single song she released off of 1989 hit #1 on Hits 1 except Out Of The Woods, which, you can guess, made me infuriated even more. I will not be surprised when this hits #1 too. I find Taylor Swift's voice extremely annoying. In her country songs she at least sounds fine, but whe she turned to pop her voice never matched the production. Now, looking at Look What You Made Me Do, this is no different. Taylor Swift's voice does not match the production. When I first heard this song on the radio the chorus was playing, and I literally wanted to throw myself out of the window. When I listened to it after (I was forced) my opinion changed. This song is a MASSIVE step up from all her other work. MASSIVE!!! Why? Now, let's take the song step by step, as I normally do with important songs. The starting music is pretty cool. The song starts with the first verse, obviously, which does not sound bad, actually. The lyrics are almost as bad as Hey Violet, however. But the beat is catchy. Thankfully, this doesn't last long. Then, there is the awesome pre-chorus! This is the first time I heard Taylor Swift's voice actually sound good! The production is fantastic! However, I would have preferred if it lasted longer. The chorus ruins everything and is one of the worst choruses I have heard all year. It is extremely repetitive and annoying, and it doesn't help having snakes biting their tails in the audio or watching that disastrous video. I have to cut now since my cousins are coming over and I have little time. :p

Hit-Bound:
1. Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still
2. All-American Rejects - Sweat
3. Selena Gomez - Fetish
4. Sabrina Carpenter - Why
5. Halsey - Bad At Love
6. The Revivalists - WIsh I Knew You
7. Andy Grammer - Give Love
8. Evaride - Heartless (DEBUT)
9. Harry Styles - Two Ghosts
10. RIta Ora - Your Song
11. Justin Bieber/Bloodpop® - Friends
12. Maroon 5/SZA - What Lovers Do (DEBUT)
13. Zedd/Liam Payne - Get Low
14. PRETTYMUCH - Would You Mind

~I mentioned, my cousins are coming over, I can't do blurbs. Sucks that it always happens when there is activity on the countdown.

Top 5:
1. Lights Down Low
2. Hoodie
3. Champion
4. Back To You
5. Just Hold On

Bottom 5:
1. Wild Thoughts
2. Play That Song
3. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
4. Bad Liar
5. One More Light

Throwback pick of the week: Zedd/Foxes - Clarity
Most missed countdown song: Twenty One Pilots - Heavydirtysoul
#1 recommendation for Hits 1: Thirty Seconds To Mars - Walk On Water

Thanks for viewing! My aunt is calling me right now... I wasted time on Taylor Swift...

Sunday, August 27

Charlie Puth (1) - Week #34

Sorry for the delay. We have a new car and I had no time to transfer Sirius XM to that car. :( Also, I start school in a day, so yesterday I had to prepare. Also, my Russian school starts in two weeks, so this blog will most likely come out on Sunday every day from now on. Sorry for that. It really sucked that I didn't have time to do the blurbs last week because I had a lot to say. No matter. I will say it this week.

Exits:
Miley Cyrus - Malibu (#43)
Noah Cyrus - Stay Together (#45)

#1 song this week one year ago: Adele - Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (1/1)
#1 song last week: Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back (4)


45. Steve Aoki/Louis Tomlinson - Just Hold On (#44)
44. Julia Michaels - Issues (#39)
43. Childish Gambino - Redbone (#36)
42. Hailee Steinfeld & Grey/Zedd - Starving (#42) [4]
41. DJ Khaled/Justin Bieber/Chance The Rapper - I'm The One (#41)
40. Selena Gomez - Bad Liar (#35)
39. The Chainsmokers/Halsey - Closer (#40) [8]
38. Lady Gaga - The Cure (#22)
37. Train - Play That Song (#37)
36. Macklemore/Skylar Grey - Glorious (DEBUT)
35. Shawn Mendes - Mercy (#31)
34. Bruno Mars - That's What I Like (#34)
33. Imagine Dragons - Thunder (DEBUT)
32. Halsey - Now Or Never (#28)
31. Julia Michaels - Uh Huh (#25)  
30. DJ Khaled/Rihanna/Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts (#32)
29. James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go (#30) 
28. Hey Violet - Hoodie (#37)
27. Linkin Park/Kiiara - Heavy (#27)
26. AJR - Weak (#29)
25. The Chainsmokers - Honest (#19)
24. MAX/Gnash - Lights Down Low (#15)
23. Kygo/Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me (#23)
22. P!NK - What About Us (#33)
21. Luis Fonsi featuring Justin Bieber and Daddy Yankee - Despacito (#8)[???????????????????]
20. Kesha - Praying (#23)
19. Louis Tomlinson/Bebe Rexha/Digital Farm Animals - Back To You (#19)
18. Bruno Mars vs. David Guetta - Versace On The Floor (#24)
17. All Time Low - Good Times (#18)
16. Calvin Harris/Pharrell/Katy Perry - Feels (#17)
15. Fall Out Boy - Champion (#16)
14. Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry (#13)
13. Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You (#7) [9]
12. Hailee Steinfeld - Most Girls (#27)
11. Panic! At The Disco - L.A. Devotee (#12)
10. Zedd featuring Alessia Cara - Stay (#6) [4]
9. Linkin Park - One More Light (#10)
8. The Chainsmokers featuring Coldplay - Something Just Like This (#11) [3]
7. Niall Horan - Slow Hands (#2)
6. Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill (#14)
5. Liam Payne - Strip That Down (#3)
4. Sam Hunt - Body Like A Back Road (#9)
3. Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back (#1) [4]
2. Imagine Dragons - Believer (#4) [3]
1. Charlie Puth - Attention (#5) [1st week at #1]

Biggest Drop Of The Week: Lady Gaga - The Cure (-16)
Biggest Jump Of The Week: Hailee Steinfeld - Most Girls (+15)

Comments on debuts:
One of our two somewhat old debuts is Glorious. The only reason that I still love this song is because of Skylar Grey. The chorus sounds fantastic! Skylar Grey sure can sing high and is one of the few people who according to me can. As for Macklemore, Thrift Shop and Can't Hold Us were much better. I loved Macklemore in those songs because it was funny how fast he can sing. In Glorious he sings rather slow, so his parts are all boring. Although you have got to love the video.

I was 90% sure that Thunder would leave Hit-Bound. I haven't heard it in so long and it isn't popular anywhere else. The chorus is a little bit annoying now, but the verses are still catchy. I did review this a couple of times so I will leave it at that.

Hit-Bound


1. All-American Rejects - Sweat
2. Sabrina Carpenter - Why
3. Selena Gomez - Fetish
4. Cheat Codes/Demi Lovato - No Promises
5. Halsey - Bad At Love
6. Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl
7. The Revivalists - Wish I Knew You
8. Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still
9. Andy Grammer - Give Love
10. Harry Styles - Two Ghosts
11. Justin Bieber/Bloodpop® - Friends (DEBUT)
12. Rita Ora - Your Song
13. PrettyMuch - Would You Mind (DEBUT)
14. Zedd/Liam Payne - Get Low


I was born for blurbs, born for blurbs, it's who I am, I couldn't forget
When I first heard Attention, I did not expect it to reach #1. However, I was not that surprised now since Charlie Puth hosted the countdown last week. I still like this song and it can stay at #1 for as long as it takes for Shawn Mendes to leave the top 10.

However, I would much rather have Believer at #1 than Attention since Believer is a fantastic alternative song and is (finally) popular on my local radio.

So Castle On The Hill replaces Shape Of You in the top 10. At this point I would prefer Shape Of You in the top 10.

The biggest jump and drop were boring this week and nothing unexpected.

It is no surprise for me to see Despacito out of the top 20 again. I have only heard it once on Hits 1 since it came out and I am surprised that a latin song got so far on Hits 1.

P!nk made a large jump from her debut spot of #33. Hopefully this can make the top 10 and maybe even squeeze in a week at #1 if it rises fast enough before Taylor Swift takes over.

It really is a surprise to see Hoodie jumping nine spots. I would never have predicted that this would have debuted ad made an impact so quickly. It doesn't even have a million views on youtube!

As for our exits, both of them were flops. Stay Together was much better than Malibu but I will probably forget both in about a year.

Top 20 score: 51%

Throwback pick of the week: Mariah Carey/Boys II Men - One Sweet Day (1995)
Most missed countdown song: OneRepublic - Counting Stars
#1 recommendation for Hits 1: Axwell^Ingrosso - More Than You Know

Top 5:
1. Hoodie
2. Lights Down Low
3. Back To You
4. Champion
5. Glorious

Bottom 5:
1. Wild Thoughts
2. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
3. Play That Song
4. Bad Liar
5. I'm The One

Thanks for viewing!