Sunday, November 19, 2017

Demi Lovato (1) - Week Of November 11, 2017



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Hey everyone! I am sorry for another late post, I have been cut off from wireless connection all week, so this could have come out earlier. The 2017 American Music Awards are airing tonight. I do plan to watch them, but I don't know if I will review them. It honestly just depends on how good the performances turn out being. If they're all bad, I won't bother doing a huge review, or if they're all decently good, I won't bother doing a huge review. Maybe I will let you know at the end of the next post. Anyways, before we get to this week's countdown, here's the songs leaving us this week.

  • Fergie/Nicki Minaj - You Already Know (#32)
  • The Revivalists - Wish I Knew You (#37)
  • Louis Tomlinson/Bebe Rexha/Digital Farm Animals - Back To You (#44)
Last Week's #1 Song: Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl
#1 Song This Week 1 Year Ago: Shawn Mendes - Treat You Better 

The Countdown
45. Kygo & Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me (#41)
44. Bruno Mars - That's What I Like (#43) [1 Week At #1]
43. The All-American Rejects - Sweat (#45)
42. Justin Bieber/BloodPop - Friends (#38)
41. Evaride - Heartless (#35)
40. MAX/Gnash - Lights Down Low (#42)
39. Bebe Rexha/Florida Georgia Line - Meant To Be (DEBUT)
38. Zayn/Sia - Dusk Till Dawn (DEBUT)
37. Charlie Puth - Attention (#40) [1 Week At #1]
36. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This (#36) [3 Weeks At #1]
35. Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You (#39) [9 Weeks At #1]
34. Zedd & Alessia Cara - Stay (#34) [3 Weeks At #1]
33. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee/Justin Bieber - Despacito (#28) 
32. Linkin Park - One More Light (#23)
31. Lauv - I Like Me Better (DEBUT)
30. The Script - Rain (#31)
29. Niall Horan - Slow Hands (#10) [3 Weeks At #1]
28. Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid - 1-800-273-8255 (#26)
27. Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still (#9)
26. Liam Payne - Strip That Down (#14) [2 Weeks At #1]
25. Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill (#27) [3 Weeks At #1]
24. Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back (#25) [5 Weeks At #1]
23. Sabrina Carpenter - Why (#22)
22. Sam Hunt - Body Like A Back Road (#21)
21. Niall Horan - Too Much To Ask (#33)
20. Dua Lipa - New Rules (#30)
19. Charlie Puth - How Long (#17)
18. Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso/Florida Georgia Line/watt - Let Me Go (#20)
17. Mono Mind/Bridge & Mountain - Save Me A Place (#16)
16. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do (#29)
15. Camila Cabello - Havana (#18)
14. Maroon 5/SZA - What Lovers Do (#13)
13. Kesha - Praying (#12)
12. Imagine Dragons - Believer (#11) [3 Weeks At #1]
11. Cheat Codes/Demi Lovato - No Promises (#24)
10. Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes (#19)
9. Ed Sheeran - Perfect (#5)
8. Taylor Swift - ...Ready For It? (#15)
7. Macklemore/Skylar Grey - Glorious (#8)
6. Kelly Clarkson - Love So Soft (#7)
5. Halsey - Bad At Love (#6)
4. Imagine Dragons - Thunder (#3) [1 Weeks At #1]
3. P!nk - What About Us (#2)
2. Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl (#1) [3 Weeks At #1]
1. Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry (#4) [1st Week At #1]

Biggest DROP!!!... Of The Week: Niall Horan - Slow Hands (-19)

Biggest Jump Of The Week: Tie Between Cheat Codes/Demi Lovato - No Promises and Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do (+13)

#1 Recommendation Of The Week: Kygo/OneRepublic - Stranger Things

New Entrants

~ Our first entrant this week comes from Bebe Rexha. She teams up with country duo, Florida Georgia Line this time on their new single, Meant To Be. While this may not be her best song, I do thoroughly enjoy this track from start to finish. The vocals are the best part of the song, whereas the lyrical content is not the best I've ever seen. I like how artists like Rexha and Hailee Steinfeld are incorporating country style voices into their pop singles. This is the second song right now making it big that Florida Georgia Line is featured on. I like it when two genres fuse together, it's nice. Hopefully we can see some success out of this one here.

~ Second this week is Zayn returning with his newest single, Dusk Till Dawn, featuring Sia. I find this track a very good edition to both of their discographies. Zayn contributes the most outstanding vocals I think we've seen from him thus far in his solo career. Sia also brings her incredible vocal abilities to the table on this one, which is what I would expect from her. What really makes this song stand out is how both of their voices blend together in that chorus. It is just amazing. Overall, this song is great, but having very limited success elsewhere, hopefully it can break that barrier here.

~ Our final entrant this week comes from new artist, Lauv. The song is called I Like Me Better. I have liked this song since first listen, while many others have considered it a questionable first impression. I really like this track. I don't know how to explain it, except how the vocals are just really cool and I just find it enjoyable. I am glad it made it onto the countdown, so hopefully we can see it do well.

Best Entrant Of The Week: Tie Between Zayn/Sia - Dusk Till Dawn and Lauv - I Like Me Better


Hit-Bound
  • Post Malone/21 Savage - Rockstar
  • Harry Styles - Kiwi
  • Sofi Tukker/NERVO/The Knocks/Alisa Ueno - Best Friend (DEBUT)
  • Nick Jonas - Find You
  • Walk The Moon - One Foot (DEBUT)
  • P!nk/Eminem - Revenge (DEBUT)
  • Imagine Dragons - Whatever It Takes
  • Bruno Mars - Chunky
  • Taylor Swift - Gorgeous
  • Selena Gomez & Marshmello - Wolves
  • The Shadowboxers - Hot Damn
  • Macklemore/Kesha - Good Old Days
  • Liam Payne - Bedroom Floor
  • X Ambassadors - Ahead Of Myself
My Top 5 Hit-Bound Picks
1. Taylor Swift - Gorgeous
2. Selena Gomez & Marshmello - Wolves
3. The Shadowboxers - Hot Damn
4. Liam Payne - Bedroom Floor
5. Nick Jonas - Find You


I Like Blurbs Better

~ Demi Lovato has indeed reached the #1 spot with Sorry Not Sorry this week. I am glad that this replaced last week's song, at least, but I wouldn't exactly call it my top choice in the top 5 to be #1, but I'll take it.

~ Halsey - Bad At Love has reached the top 5. I am very happy about this. I didn't expect this to reach this height, but I would like to see how much further this one can go. We'll have to see in the coming weeks.

~ Taylor Swift made it into the top 10 (again). This time with ...Ready For It?. I am extremely happy that both of her songs that are here right now have reached the upper ranks on the countdown. By the way, I highly recommend every song on her new album, reputation. So, go buy it.

~ I guess I was wrong. This was not the last we were going to see from Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes, considering that decent hop into the top 10 this week.

~ How in the hell is Imagine Dragons - Believer still this far up here? No, I don't appreciate your company. Please leave.

~ No, your eyes don't need to be checked. Camila Cabello - Havana is now my favorite song here. I have been enjoying this one very much lately.

~ I am very thankful this week that Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do has regained steam and is back in the top 20. I am glad that drop wasn't permanent. Again, I highly recommend every song off of reputation. Go buy it.

~ Sam Hunt - Body Like A Back Road really needs to start declining, or else I have a huge complaint to file. 

~ Liam Payne - Strip That Down dropped at a very appropriate time.

~ However, Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still did not drop at a very appropriate time.

~ Lastly, Niall Horan - Slow Hands did drop at a very appropriate time. This has been a three-blurb series about songs dropping at appropriate times, now back to your regularly scheduled program.

~ Evaride - Heartless didn't really take off here. What a shame.

~ The Hottest New Songs section has been updated for the first time in nearly a year! Check it out here: http://sxmhits1.blogspot.com/p/new-songs_6.html, or simply click the tab at the top of the page.

~ The Hot 45 Chart has been updated twice this weekend as well. Here's the link to the October 28, 2017 edition of the chart: http://hotfortyfive.blogspot.com/2017/11/week-of-october-28-2017.html. Also, here's the link to the November 4, 2017 edition of the chart: http://hotfortyfive.blogspot.com/2017/11/week-of-november-4-2017.html

~ Lastly, the "Follow This Blog" feature has been added again. So, we currently have three followers, because no one reads this anymore. Well, if you do, please go follow this blog to make it easier to access posts and know when they are posted.

Let's Do A Top 20 Review!

0-Garbage
20. Imagine Dragons - Believer

1-Bad
NONE

2-Mediocre
NONE

3-Decent
19. Macklemore/Skylar Grey - Glorious

4-Good
18. Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl
17. Kelly Clarkson - Love So Soft

5-Great
16. Imagine Dragons - Thunder
15. Dua Lipa - New Rules
14. Cheat Codes/Demi Lovato - No Promises
13. Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes
12. Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry
11. Kesha - Praying
10. Charlie Puth - How Long
9. Mono Mind/Bridge & Mountain - Save Me A Place
8. P!nk - What About Us
7. Maroon 5/SZA - What Lovers Do
6. Ed Sheeran - Perfect
5. Halsey - Bad At Love
4. Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso/Florida Georgia Line/watt - Let Me Go
3. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do
2. Taylor Swift - ...Ready For It?
1. Camila Cabello - Havana

Score: 91% (A-)


My Bottom 5 Countdown Songs
1. Sam Hunt - Body Like A Back Road
2. Imagine Dragons - Believer
3. Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill
4. Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
5. Niall Horan - Slow Hands

My Top 5 Countdown Songs
1. Camila Cabello - Havana
2. Taylor Swift - ...Ready For It?
3. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do
4. Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso/Florida Georgia Line/watt - Let Me Go
5. Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still

Love you guys!

~ Jack :)



    Sunday, November 12, 2017

    Ed Sheeran (3) - Week Of November 4, 2017

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    Hey guys! I apologize again that this had to be late. I am working very hard to balance this with school. I just want to get right into this week, as it was a very crazy countdown with songs going all over the place. Before we get to the craziness, here's the two songs that dropped out this week.

    • Harry Styles - Two Ghosts (#35)
    • Lady Gaga - The Cure (#36)
    Last Week's #1 Song: Imagine Dragons - Thunder
    #1 Song This Week 1 Year Ago: The Chainsmokers/Halsey - Closer

    The Chart
    45. The All-American Rejects - Sweat (#44)
    44. Louis Tomlinson/Bebe Rexha/Digital Farm Animals - Back To You (#45)
    43. Bruno Mars - That's What I Like (#41) [1 Week At #1]
    42. MAX/Gnash - Lights Down Low (#42)
    41. Kygo & Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me (#43)
    40. Charlie Puth - Attention (#40) [1 Week At #1]
    39. Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You (#39) [9 Weeks At #1]
    38. Justin Bieber/BloodPop- Friends (#38)
    37. The Revivalists - Wish I Knew You (#37)
    36. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This (#31) [3 Weeks At #1]
    35. Evaride - Heartless (#32)
    34. Zedd & Alessia Cara - Stay (#34) [4 Weeks At #1]
    33. Niall Horan - Too Much To Ask (DEBUT)
    32. Fergie/Nicki Minaj - You Already Know (#27)
    31. The Script - Rain (#33)
    30. Dua Lipa - New Rules (DEBUT)
    29. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do (#5)
    28. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee/Justin Bieber - Despacito (#29)
    27. Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill (#19) [3 Weeks At #1]
    26. Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid - 1-800-273-8255 (#24)
    25. Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back (#26) [5 Weeks At #1]
    24. Cheat Codes/Demi Lovato - No Promises (#22)
    23. Linkin Park - One More Light (#21)
    22. Sabrina Carpenter - Why (#23)
    21. Sam Hunt - Body Like A Back Road (#25)
    20. Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso/Florida Georgia Line/watt - Let Me Go (#20)
    19. Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes (#28)
    18. Camila Cabello - Havana (#16)
    17. Charlie Puth - How Long (#17)
    16. Mono Mind/Bridge & Mountain - Save Me A Place (#18)
    15. Taylor Swift - ...Ready For It? (#13)
    14. Liam Payne - Strip That Down (#4) [2 Weeks At #1]
    13. Maroon 5/SZA - What Lovers Do (#14)
    12. Kesha - Praying (#15)
    11. Imagine Dragons - Believer (#12) [3 Weeks At #1]
    10. Niall Horan - Slow Hands (#7) [3 Weeks At #1]
    9. Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still (#6)
    8. Macklemore/Skylar Grey - Glorious (#10)
    7. Kelly Clarkson - Love So Soft (#11)
    6. Halsey - Bad At Love (#8)
    5. Ed Sheeran - Perfect (#30)
    4. Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry (#2)
    3. Imagine Dragons - Thunder (#1) [1 Week At #1]
    2. P!nk - What About Us (#9)
    1. Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl (#3) [3rd Week At #1]

    Biggest DROP!!!... Of The Week: Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do (-24)

    Biggest Jump Of The Week: Ed Sheeran - Perfect (+25)

    #1 Recommendation Of The Week: Taylor Swift - Call It What You Want

    New Entrants

    ~ Our first entrant to the countdown this week comes from Niall Horan with what I think is his best single to date. Too Much To Ask is a lot slower than it's predecessor. I think the slow sound works better for Niall, as I have come to enjoy this one a lot more than his previous single. The lyrical content on this track is definitely very good and I thoroughly enjoy it. This song doesn't seem to be taking off elsewhere as much as I like, but hopefully we can see some success from it here.

    ~ The second and last new song we see here this week is from Dua Lipa, with her newest single New Rules. I am not sure if this is my favorite song from her, as she has had some good ones in the past. However, this song is clearly her most recognized song. I'm not saying this one isn't good, it definitely is. I have been listening to this one quite a while, though. For it to just debut here, means that it may not be in green for it's whole tenure. We'll have to see. I like the vibes that this song gives me and I would like to see the same success out of it that I wanted to see out of it months ago. 

    ~ Best Debut Of The Week: Niall Horan - Too Much To Ask


    Hit-Bound
    • Liam Payne - Bedroom Floor
    • Taylor Swift - Gorgeous (DEBUT)
    • Post Malone/21 Savage - Rockstar 
    • Selena Gomez & Marshmello - Wolves (DEBUT)
    • Imagine Dragons - Whatever It Takes
    • The Shadowboxers - Hot Damn
    • ZAYN/Sia - Dusk Till Dawn
    • Bebe Rexha/Florida Georgia Line - Meant To Be
    • Lauv - I Like Me Better
    • Macklemore/Kesha - Good Old Days
    • X Ambassadors - Ahead Of Myself
    • Nick Jonas - Find You
    • Bruno Mars - Chunky
    • Harry Styles - Kiwi
    My Top 5 Hit-Bound Picks
    1. Taylor Swift - Gorgeous
    2. Lauv - I Like Me Better
    3. Selena Gomez & Marshmello - Wolves
    4. ZAYN/Sia - Dusk Till Dawn
    5. Liam Payne - Bedroom Floor


    Too Much To Blurb

    ~ Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl has reclaimed the #1 spot. I am starting to lose interest in this song. I would much rather that this began to drop soon. I honestly think that this one has been overrated here, I personally don't think it should be a #1 song. One week is reasonable, but this song didn't take off anywhere else.

    ~ P!nk - What About Us made a surprising jump to the #2 spot this week. I am very happy about this and maybe we can see this one claim the #1 spot in the future, who knows?

    ~ Ed Sheeran - Perfect made quite the jump this week into the top 5 from #30. I would much rather this one be here than the one I talked of a moment ago. I am not complaining about this rather large jump, as I really have been enjoying this one lately.

    ~ We have rid the top 10 of Liam Payne - Strip That Down, which is good, as I am getting more and more uninterested in this. This is now a song in which I change the radio station when it comes on.

    ~ I guess Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes isn't officially dead like I thought. It has returned to the top 20. Who knows what can happen now?

    ~ Okay, let's take a moment to talk about Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do. That drop was not okay. We all know that I could rant about this for a while, but I'll save you all the trouble, because you already know that I am a very big fan of her.

    ~ Fergie/Nicki Minaj - You Already Know looks like it's going to be a flop here. I honestly don't care what happens with this one either way. It's not like I'll be completely devastated if it leaves in the near future.

    ~ Evaride - Heartless also looks like it's going to flop. I would be a little more upset about this one if it left, indeed, but I'm going to enjoy this one while it's still here.

    ~ I realize I'm posting this over a week late, but let us please take a moment to remember the incredible men and women who have fought and are still fighting for our country, as yesterday was Veteran's Day. Thank you to all of them. I, myself, am truly grateful. 


    Let's Do A Top 20 Review!

    0-Garbage
    20. Imagine Dragons - Believer

    1-Bad
    NONE

    2-Mediocre
    19. Liam Payne - Strip That Down
    18. Niall Horan - Slow Hands

    3-Decent
    17. Macklemore/Skylar Grey - Glorious

    4-Good
    16. Kelly Clarkson - Love So Soft
    15. Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl

    5-Great
    14. Imagine Dragons - Thunder
    13. Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry
    12. P!nk - What About Us
    11. Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes
    10. Kesha - Praying
    9. Maroon 5/SZA - What Lovers Do
    8. Ed Sheeran - Perfect
    7. Mono Mind/Bridge & Mountain - Save Me A Place
    6. Halsey - Bad At Love
    5. Charlie Puth - How Long
    4. Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still
    3. Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso/Florida Georgia Line/watt - Let Me Go
    2. Camila Cabello - Havana
    1. Taylor Swift - ...Ready For It?

    Score: 85% (B)


    My Bottom 5 Countdown Picks
    1. Sam Hunt - Body Like A Back Road
    2. Imagine Dragons - Believer
    3. Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill
    4. Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
    5. Linkin Park - One More Light

    My Top 5 Countdown Picks
    1. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do
    2. Taylor Swift - ...Ready For It?
    3. Camila Cabello - Havana
    4. Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso/Florida Georgia Line/watt - Let Me Go
    5. Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still


    ~ Hey! If you haven't checked out my other blog in a while, here's a link to go and see that. :) Link: http://hotfortyfive.blogspot.com/

    Love you all!

    ~ Jack :)))









    Sunday, November 5, 2017

    Imagine Dragons (1) - Week Of October 28, 2017












    Hey guys! I am sorry that this post is late, I have had a truckload of assignments this week I've been trying to get done. I also just put out another Hot 45 Chart which was a major catch up. Check that out here. I hope you all had a fantastic Halloween. Kid Kelly was our guest host for this year's edition of the Halloweekend Countdown. There were no exits this week, so let's get right to it.

    Last Week's #1 Song: Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl
    #1 Song This Week 1 Year Ago: The Chainsmokers/Halsey - Closer

    The Chart
    45. Louis Tomlinson/Bebe Rexha/Digital Farm Animals - Back To You (#44)
    44. The All-American Rejects - Sweat (#43)
    43. Kygo & Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me (#45)
    42. MAX/Gnash - Lights Down Low (#42)
    41. Bruno Mars - That's What I Like (#41) [1 Week At #1]
    40. Charlie Puth - Attention (#40) [1 Week At #1]
    39. Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You (#30) [9 Weeks At #1]
    38. Justin Bieber/BloodPop - Friends (#36)
    37. The Revivalists - Wish I Knew You (#34)
    36. Lady Gaga - The Cure (#38)
    35. Harry Styles - Two Ghosts (#37)
    34. Zedd & Alessia Cara - Stay (#31) [4 Weeks At #1]
    33. The Script - Rain (#21)
    32. Evaride - Heartless (#32)
    31. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This (#22) [3 Weeks At #1]
    30. Ed Sheeran - Perfect (#39)
    29. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee/Justin Bieber - Despacito (#27)
    28. Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes (#26)
    27. Fergie/Nicki Minaj - You Already Know (#35)
    26. Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back (#15) [5 Weeks At #1]
    25. Sam Hunt - Body Like A Back Road (#24)
    24. Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid - 1-800-273-8255 (#33)
    23. Sabrina Carpenter - Why (#23)
    22. Cheat Codes/Demi Lovato - No Promises (#11)
    21. Linkin Park - One More Light (#28)
    20. Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso/Florida Georgia Line/watt - Let Me Go (#25)
    19. Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill (#19) [3 Weeks At #1]
    18. Mono Mind/Bridge & Mountain - Save Me A Place (#6)
    17. Charlie Puth - How Long (#13)
    16. Camila Cabello - Havana (#29)
    15. Kesha - Praying (#17)
    14. Maroon 5/SZA - What Lovers Do (#10)
    13. Taylor Swift - ...Ready For It? (#20)
    12. Imagine Dragons - Believer (#16) [3 Weeks At #1]
    11. Kelly Clarkson - Love So Soft (#14)
    10. Macklemore/Skylar Grey - Glorious (#18)
    9. P!nk - What About Us (#12)
    8. Halsey - Bad At Love (#8)
    7. Niall Horan - Slow Hands (#12) [3 Weeks At #1]
    6. Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still (#5)
    5. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do (#9)
    4. Liam Payne - Strip That Down (#4) [2 Weeks At #1]
    3. Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl (#1) [2 Weeks At #1]
    2. Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry (#2)
    1. Imagine Dragons - Thunder (#3) [1st Week At #1]

    Biggest DROP!!!... Of The Week: The Script - Rain and Mono Mind/Bridge & Mountain - Save Me A Place (-12)

    Biggest Jump Of The Week: Camila Cabello - Havana (+13)

    Recommendation Of The Week: Clean Bandit/Julia Michaels - I Miss You


    HitBound w/Guest Host Sabrina Carpenter
    • Macklemore/Kesha - Good Old Days
    • Niall Horan - Too Much To Ask 
    • Bruno Mars - Chunky
    • Nick Jonas - Find You
    • Bebe Rexha/Florida Georgia Line - Meant To Be
    • Lauv - I Like Me Better
    • Harry Styles - Kiwi
    • Post Malone/21 Savage - Rockstar
    • The Shadowboxers - Hot Damn
    • Dua Lipa - New Rules
    • X Ambassadors - Ahead Of Myself
    • ZAYN/Sia - Dusk Till Dawn
    • Imagine Dragons - Whatever It Takes
    • Liam Payne - Bedroom Floor
    My Top 5 Hit-Bound Picks
    1. Niall Horan - Too Much To Ask
    2. ZAYN/Sia - Dusk Till Dawn
    3. Lauv - I Like Me Better
    4. Nick Jonas - Find You
    5. Bebe Rexha/Florida Georgia Line - Meant To Be



    My Bottom 5 Countdown Picks
    1. Sam Hunt - Body Like A Back Road
    2. Imagine Dragons - Believer
    3. Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill
    4. Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
    5. Lady Gaga - The Cure

    My Top 5 Countdown Picks
    1. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do
    2. Taylor Swift - ...Ready For It?
    3. Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still
    4. Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso/Florida Georgia Line/watt - Let Me Go
    5. Sabrina Carpenter - Why

    Adios!! 

    ~ Jack :)

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    Ed Sheeran (2) - Week Of October 21, 2017

    Hey guys! Welcome back! This post is out today as promised. Also, as promised, here's two more Hot 45 Charts out, as promised. The September 9th and September 16th editions were just posted. So, please go look at them. Also, two people from my own school met Taylor Swift this week and almost the entire student body is very jealous. I might be the most jealous. Taylor Swift superfans naturally have fan accounts (I have one by the way). This girl got recognized by Taylor's managers and was invited to apply for an invitation to Taylor's secret listening sessions. She did indeed get invited, and brought her friend along. So, point of the story here is that you can meet your idol if you keep trying, guess I'll have to keep trying, huh? ;) Especially, this is huge because I come from a very small town in the upper part of New York. We are not recognized for much. So, anyways, with that tidbit of news, here's the list of songs we're saying goodbye to this week.

    • Selena Gomez - Fetish (#34)
    • Panic! At The Disco - L.A. Devotee (#35)
    • Zedd & Liam Payne - Get Low (#39)
    Last Week's #1 Song: Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl
    #1 Song This Week 1 Year Ago: Twenty One Pilots - Heathens


    The Countdown
    45. Kygo & Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me (#44)
    44. Louis Tomlinson/Bebe Rexha/Digital Farm Animals - Back To You (#45)
    43. The All-American Rejects - Sweat (#40)
    42. MAX/Gnash - Lights Down Low (#43)
    41. Bruno Mars - That's What I Like (#42) [1 Week At #1]
    40. Charlie Puth - Attention (#41) [1 Week At #1]
    39. Ed Sheeran - Perfect (DEBUT)
    38. Lady Gaga - The Cure (#38)
    37. Harry Styles - Two Ghosts (#37)
    36. Justin Bieber/BloodPop - Friends (#36)
    35. Fergie/Nicki Minaj - You Already Know (DEBUT)
    34. The Revivalists - Wish I Knew You (#27)
    33. Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid - 1-800-273-8255 (#17)
    32. Evaride - Heartless (DEBUT)
    31. Zedd & Alessia Cara - Stay (#28) [4 Weeks At #1]
    30. Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You (#31) [9 Weeks At #1]
    29. Camila Cabello - Havana (#26)
    28. Linkin Park - One More Light (#29)
    27. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee/Justin Bieber - Despacito (#23)
    26. Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes (#25)
    25. Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso/Florida Georgia Line/watt - Let Me Go (#24)
    24. Sam Hunt - Body Like A Back Road (#18)
    23. Sabrina Carpenter - Why (#32)
    22. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This (#10) [3 Weeks At #1]
    21. The Script - Rain (#33)
    20. Taylor Swift - ...Ready For It? (#22)
    19. Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill (#21) [3 Weeks At #1]
    18. Macklemore/Skylar Grey - Glorious (#14)
    17. Kesha - Praying (#20)
    16. Imagine Dragons - Believer (#15) [3 Weeks At #1]
    15. Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back (#9) [5 Weeks At #1]
    14. Kelly Clarkson - Love So Soft (#16)
    13. Charlie Puth - How Long (#30)
    12. P!nk - What About Us (#7)
    11. Cheat Codes/Demi Lovato - No Promises (#19)
    10. Maroon 5/SZA - What Lovers Do (#13)
    9. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do (#12)
    8. Halsey - Bad At Love (#8)
    7. Niall Horan - Slow Hands (#5) [3 Weeks At #1]
    6. Mono Mind/Bridge & Mountain - Save Me A Place (#6)
    5. Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still (#11)
    4. Liam Payne - Strip That Down (#2) [2 Weeks At #1]
    3. Imagine Dragons - Thunder (#3)
    2. Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry (#4) 
    1. Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl (#1) [2nd Week At #1]

    Biggest DROP!!!... Of The Week: Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid - 1-800-273-8255 (-16)

    Biggest Jump Of The Week: Charlie Puth - How Long (+17)

    #1 Recommendation Of The Week: Taylor Swift - Gorgeous

    New Entrants

    ~ First up this week, we have a song that is quickly gaining steam all over other charts. Ed Sheeran spawns yet another single to the countdown. This one is called Perfect. This is a slower, more toned down song, which contrasts all of the other tracks he's released as singles from his latest album. This also marks what I think is the first time an artist has had four songs on this countdown simultaneously (you may have to check me on that). Anyways, the track is pretty good in my opinion. It took me a few listens to really develop a solid opinion on this one. I think the vocals really are well-done on this track, and it's a nice thing to see a slower song from an artist now and then. As if this will be bigger than his earlier singles from this album, I don't think so, but I do believe that it will be a bigger hit than it's predeceasing single. I hope to see it have some success here.

    ~ Next up, Fergie is back with Nicki Minaj. They collaborated on a track which is titled You Already Know. If you can recall, Fergie released a couple of singles months back that were the predecessors of this one. Those singles did indeed flop on the charts, and were frankly not good at all. This one, however, is something I can get into. I do like the vocals and the production is indeed strange on this one. It did take me a few listens to get into that. The lyrics aren't the best they could be, but there is a lot of nice things that make up for them. Nicki's verse flows very smoothly, which is another good quality on this one. All in all, it's a good club track and a good one to dance to with friends. So yeah, I hope to see this one have some decent success here.

    ~ Our final debut of the week comes from Evaride. They are a new group bringing their first single, Heartless. It is a very good first single in my opinion. These guys can sing, so it's not another generic pop group. That's definitely a good sign. I also find the lyrical content on this one very good, so we'll see how it does here. I don't know if it will really take off on this countdown, as it is their first single, but we will have to wait and see.

    Best Debut Of The Week: Evaride - Heartless

    HitBound
    • Lauv - I Like Me Better
    • Harry Styles - Kiwi (DEBUT)
    • Dua Lipa - New Rules 
    • Macklemore/Kesha - Good Old Days (DEBUT)
    • X Ambassadors - Ahead Of Myself
    • Liam Payne - Bedroom Floor (DEBUT)
    • ZAYN/Sia - Dusk Till Dawn
    • Imagine Dragons - Whatever It Takes (DEBUT)
    • Post Malone/21 Savage - Rockstar 
    • Niall Horan - Too Much To Ask
    • Bruno Mars - Chunky
    • The Shadowboxers - Hot Damn (DEBUT)
    • Bebe Rexha/Florida Georgia Line - Meant To Be
    • Nick Jonas - Find You
    My Top 5 HitBound Picks
    1. ZAYN/Sia - Dusk Till Dawn
    2. Niall Horan - Too Much To Ask
    3. Bebe Rexha/Florida Georgia Line - Meant To Be
    4. Lauv - I Like Me Better
    5. Nick Jonas - Find You


    Blurbs Already Know

    ~ Ed Sheeran reigns again on the countdown with his least successful single from his album thus far, Galway Girl. This song clearly isn't terrible, but there are certainly some better contenders for the #1 spot in the top 5. 

    ~ Well, this is good news! Portugal. The Man has hit the top 5 people with Feel It Still. I am very glad that this one has been so successful. This is one of my favorites at the moment, so I'm very happy about this. Hopefully this will not be one of those songs to reach a peak here and drop out from it the next week.

    ~ We also find Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do back in the top 10. This is where this song belongs, so I am happy about this. This song is also the best one here right now, so there's another reason it's a good thing that this song is back above the #10 mark.

    ~ Charlie Puth - How Long made a very impressive and promising second week jump. I am very delighted about this one being so successful right off the bat. I'm glad it's here and making a significant mark.

    ~ We also find Taylor Swift back in the top 20 this week with ...Ready For It?. I don't expect this one to be a top 10 hit, but as long as we can see it have some success above the #20 mark, I'm happy. 

    ~ It's good to see some success out of The Script - Rain. They also had a very good second week jump this week. Sadly, they did not reach the top 20, and just fell short. Maybe we can see an entry from them next week, though. 

    ~ We finally got a drop from The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This. Not that I hate this song, but it was time for it too ween off of the area towards the top of the countdown. Where it is right now, is a space I won't mind seeing it for a while.

    ~ Sabrina Carpenter made almost a ten spot jump with Why this week. I am so glad to see her song doing well here. I am happy to see her finally having success with one of her singles.

    ~ Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes does not look like it will be returning to the top 20 any time soon, or ever again for that matter. It is really flopping here. I don't know why, as it is definitely one of the most popular songs out right now.

    ~ Camila Cabello - Havana also seems to be flopping even more after each week. This really upsets me, because I really like this one, but maybe it'll be one of those miracle songs.

    ~ Well, I'm sure most of us aren't happy to see such a good song with such an important message have the biggest drop this week. Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid - 1-800-273-8255 fell the largest amount of spots this week, and it is very unsettling. You people need to get your act together.

    ~ Kygo & Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me looks like it might be on its last legs. Well, it was sure a pleasure to see this one here. I am still enjoying it, so I would be happy to see this one stay a few more weeks if it could.


    Let's Do A Top 20 Review!

    0-Garbage
    20. Imagine Dragons - Believer
    19. Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill

    1-Bad
    NONE

    2-Mediocre
    18. Liam Payne - Strip That Down

    3-Decent
    17. Niall Horan - Slow Hands
    16. Macklemore/Skylar Grey - Glorious

    4-Good
    NONE

    5-Great
    15. Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl
    14. Imagine Dragons - Thunder
    13. Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Hodlin' Me Back
    12. Cheat Codes/Demi Lovato - No Promises
    11. Kelly Clarkson - Love So Soft
    10. P!nk - What About Us
    9. Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry
    8. Mono Mind/Bridge & Mountain - Save Me A Place
    7. Charlie Puth - How Long
    6. Kesha - Praying
    5. Halsey - Bad At Love
    4. Maroon 5/SZA - What Lovers Do
    3. Taylor Swift - ...Ready For It?
    2. Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still
    1. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do

    Grade: 83% (B)


    My Bottom 5 Countdown Picks
    1. Sam Hunt - Body Like A Back Road
    2. Imagine Dragons - Believer
    3. Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill
    4. Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
    5. Lady Gaga - The Cure

    My Top 5 Countdown Picks
    1. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do
    2. Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still
    3. Taylor Swift - ...Ready For It?
    4. Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso/Florida Georgia Line/watt - Let Me Go
    5. Sabrina Carpenter - Why

    Love ya guys!

    ~ Jack :)




    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Ed Sheeran (1) - Week Of October 14, 2017

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    Welcome back you wonderful people who view my blog! I did indeed go to homecoming the other night with some of my great friends, so more info on that will be down below. I did also post yet another Hot 45 Chart today, so please please please be checking them out! I am averaging sadly about 45 views per post on those, whereas here the numbers are in the hundreds, and in some cases thousands. I just don't want to feel like I'm wasting my time on that, so please go check it out here. Before we get to this week's countdown, here's our lone exit this week.
    • Hey Violet - Hoodie (#45)
    Last Week's #1 Song: Liam Payne - Strip That Down
    #1 Song This Week 1 Year Ago: The Chainsmokers/Halsey - Closer

    The Countdown
    45. Louis Tomlinson/Bebe Rexha/Digital Farm Animals - Back To You (#43)
    44. Kygo & Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me (#42)
    43. MAX/Gnash - Lights Down Low (#41)
    42. Bruno Mars - That's What I Like (#44) [1 Week At #1]
    41. Charlie Puth - Attention (#28)
    40. The All-American Rejects - Sweat (#25)
    39. Zedd & Liam Payne - Get Low (#36)
    38. Lady Gaga - The Cure (#40)
    37. Harry Styles - Two Ghosts (#39)
    36. Justin Bieber/BloodPop - Friends (#33)
    35. Panic! At The Disco - L.A. Devotee (#30)
    34. Selena Gomez - Fetish (#31)
    33. The Script - Rain (#32)
    32. Sabrina Carpenter - Why (#35)
    31. Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You (#37) [9 Weeks At #1]
    30. Charlie Puth - How Long (DEBUT)
    29. Linkin Park - One More Light (#29)
    28. Zedd & Alessia Cara - Stay (#27) [4 Weeks At #1]
    27. The Revivalists - Wish I Knew You (#21)
    26. Camila Cabello - Havana (#23)
    25. Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes (#24)
    24. Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso/Florida Georgia/watt - Let Me Go (#38)
    23. Luis Fons & Daddy Yankee/Justin Bieber - Despacito (#22)
    22. Taylor Swift - ...Ready For It? (#17)
    21. Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill (#26) [3 Weeks At #1]
    20. Kesha - Praying (#14)
    19. Cheat Codes/Demi Lovato - No Promises (#18)
    18. Sam Smith - Body Like A Back Road (#28)
    17. Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid - 1-800-273-8255 (#20)
    16. Kelly Clarkson - Love So Soft (#19)
    15. Imagine Dragons - Believer (#11) [3 Weeks At #1]
    14. Macklemore/Skylar Grey - Glorious (#8)
    13. Maroon 5/SZA - What Lovers Do (#16)
    12. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do (#12)
    11. Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still (#9)
    10. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This (#13) [3 Weeks At #1]
    9. Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back (#5) [5 Weeks At #1]
    8. Halsey - Bad At Love (#15)
    7. P!nk - What About Us (#7)
    6. Mono Mind/Bridge & Mountain - Save Me A Place (#6)
    5. Niall Horan - Slow Hands (#3) [3 Weeks At #1]
    4. Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry (#10)
    3. Imagine Dragons - Thunder (#4)
    2. Liam Payne - Strip That Down (#1) [2 Weeks At #1]
    1. Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl (#2) [1st Week At #1]

    Biggest DROP!!!... Of The Week: The All-American Rejects - Sweat (-15)

    Biggest Jump Of The Week: Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso/Florida Georgia Line/watt - Let Me Go (+14)

    Recommendation Of The Week: Daya - New

    New Entrants

    ~ Our sole new entrant comes from Charlie Puth, with a song that has a lot to live up to after his huge hit Attention. The track is called How Long. The vocals are about as equally as good as it's predecessor and I really enjoy the beat. The two songs are very similar in terms of them both being about failing relationships. This time around, though, Puth expresses himself as the scorned lover, rather than the other way around, which is a very interesting take. When all is said and done, this is a pretty solid track and is definitely on my playlist of my favorite songs at the moment. I hope to see it have some decent success here. 

    HitBound

    • Why Don't We - Something Different
    • Bruno Mars - Chunky (DEBUT)
    • Evaride - Heartless
    • Niall Horan - Too Much To Ask
    • PRETTYMUCH - Would You Mind
    • Bebe Rexha/Florida Georgia Line - Meant To Be
    • Ed Sheeran - Perfect
    • Nick Jonas - Find You
    • Post Malone/21 Savage - Rockstar
    • Dua Lipa - New Rules
    • X Ambassadors - Ahead Of Myself
    • ZAYN/Sia - Dusk Till Dawn
    • Lauv - I Like Me Better
    • Fergie/Nicki Minaj - You Already Know
    My Top 5 HitBound Picks
    1. ZAYN/Sia - Dusk Till Dawn
    2. Niall Horan - Too Much To Ask
    3. Lauv - I Like Me Better
    4. PRETTYMUCH - Would You Mind
    5. Nick Jonas - Find You


    Blurb Long

    ~ Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl is one of those songs that Hits 1 randomly brings to the #1 spot. This song is barely popular in other areas, so it's just one of those weird occurrences where a underrated song makes way to the top. I don't mind though, at least it's a good song.

    ~ Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry recovered gracefully after that fall to the edge of the top 10 last week. It's a good thing to see it back in the top 5.

    ~ We have a new addition to the top 10! The very worthy Halsey - Bad At Love made a jump to #8 this week. I am very glad to see some good success out of this track. 

    ~ The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This is still oddly being voted for so much that it remains in the area of the top third of the countdown. I really don't think it's necessary for this one to stick around much longer. It's becoming quite old.

    ~ Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still needs to hop right back into the top 10. That is a command, not a wish.

    ~ Also, on note of songs that I command make their way back into the top 10, Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do needs to do so also. There is absolutely no reason why this song shouldn't be there right now.

    ~ Imagine Dragons - Believer seems to be slowly dropping. Hopefully we can see this one out of the top 20 very soon here.

    ~ Sam Smith - Body Like A Back Road needs to turn around and drive in the other direction. See what I did there? No? No, okay. Seriously, we don't need more bad songs clogging up the top 20 here.

    ~ Kesha - Praying had no reason to drop this week. Hopefully this does not mean excessive dropping from this song in the near future.

    ~ I really do not want to see Taylor Swift - ...Ready For It? to be a flop, so I would appreciate it if this song was voted back in the other direction.

    ~ We had a very worthy biggest jump this week from Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso/Florida Georgia Line/watt - Let Me Go. I am glad to see a great track like this doing very well here so early on.

    ~ Camila Cabello - Havana made a second week drop. Hopefully we are not looking at a flop here. So, again, you people need to vote this back in the other direction.

    ~ At least Sabrina Carpenter - Why is not flopping. I am glad it's at least hitting new peaks every week, even if the jumps may be very small.

    ~ The Script - Rain made a not so promising small drop this week. I don't know what will happen with this one.

    ~ I told you people Selena Gomez - Fetish was destined for disaster after that very tiny drop last week, and now we see a slightly bigger drop. I'm telling you people, it's going to keep going down.

    ~ Sadly, Charlie Puth - Attention made a rather large drop this week. I'm sad to see this one go.

    ~ This is most likely going to be the last week for Louis Tomlinson/Bebe Rexha/Digital Farm Animals - Back To You. Oh well, it was becoming an "okay" song anyways.


    Let's Do A Top 20 Review!

    0-Garbage
    20. Sam Smith - Body Like A Back Road
    19. Imagine Dragons - Believer

    1-Bad
    NONE

    2-Mediocre
    NONE

    3-Decent
    18. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This
    17. Niall Horan - Slow Hands
    16. Liam Payne - Strip That Down

    4-Good
    15. Macklemore/Skylar Grey - Glorious

    5-Great
    14. Imagine Dragons - Thunder
    13. Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl
    12. Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
    11. Cheat Codes/Demi Lovato - No Promises
    10. P!nk - What About Us
    9. Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry
    8. Kelly Clarkson - Love So Soft
    7. Mono Mind/Bridge & Mountain - Save Me A Place
    6. Kesha - Praying
    5. Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid - 1-800-273-8255
    4. Maroon 5/SZA - What Lovers Do
    3. Halsey - Bad At Love
    2. Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still
    1. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do

    Score: 83% (B)


    Homecoming Dance

    ~ Saturday was my school's homecoming dance. I did not go last year as a freshman, so I did decide to go this year, as a sophomore. The theme this year was Under The Sea, which isn't the best theme, in mine and most of my school's opinions. Nevertheless, it was a fun night. I hung out with some great friends. While there was some drama within my group regarding me and a person outside the group, I ignored the other person and allowed myself to have a fun night. We had a new deejay this year and the music played was definitely not the best selection. He played pretty much all of the requests, when some of them were not really fit for a dance. Anyways, here's the songs that were played that I remember:
    • Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
    • Ariana Grande/Nicki Minaj - Side To Side
    • Baauer - Harlem Shake
    • Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - (I've Had) The Time Of My Life
    • Blake Shelton - God Gave Me You
    • Bobby "Boris" Pickett/Crypt-Kickers - Monster Mash
    • Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer
    • Cupid - Cupid Shuffle
    • DJ Casper - Cha Cha Slide
    • Fergie - Fergalicious
    • Flo Rida/T-Pain - Low
    • Florida Georgia Line - Cruise
    • Hailee Steinfeld & Zedd/Grey - Starving
    • High School Musical Cast - We're All In This Together
    • Imagine Dragons - Thunder
    • J Balvin & Willy William/BeyoncĂ© - Mi Gente
    • Kris Kross - Jump
    • Lee Brice - I Don't Dance
    • Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid - 1-800-273-8255
    • Los Del Rio - Macarena
    • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee/Justin Bieber - Despacito
    • Luke Bryan - Country Girl (Shake It For Me)
    • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
    • Michael Jackson - Thriller
    • Nicki Minaj - Anaconda
    • Panic! At The Disco - I Write Sins Not Tragedies
    • Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
    • Rednex - Cotton Eye Joe
    • Sam Smith - Stay With Me
    • Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do
    • The Chainsmokers/Halsey - Closer
    • Village People - Y.M.C.A.
    • + some more I can't think of off the top of my head
    My Bottom 5 Countdown Picks
    1. Panic! At The Disco - L.A. Devotee
    2. Sam Smith - Body Like A Back Road
    3. Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill
    4. Imagine Dragons - Believer
    5. Bruno Mars - That's What I Like

    My Top 5 Countdown Picks
    1. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do
    2. Taylor Swift - ...Ready For It?
    3. Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still 
    4. Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso/Florida Georgia Line/watt - Let Me Go
    5. Halsey - Bad At Love

    Love ya guys!

    ~ Jack :)