Monday, 24 March 2014

Jade's Top 40 (24.03.14)

Hello all,

Each Monday I will be posting my top 40 songs of the week, and I have been composing top 40 charts of my own to track songs I've liked on and off since 2011 (Hence the chart runs, I've been doing this a while), posting them elsewhere. From now on I'll post them here each week, along with assorted commentary and a link to a playlist of the songs in my chart in reverse order so you can listen from 40-1.

arrow right.gif 1. Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones - I Got U [12-8-3-1-1]
arrow up.gif 2. Coldplay - Magic [12-5-4-2]
arrow up.gif 3. Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway - Wizard [23-27-25-10-6-3]
arrow down.gif 4. Gorgon City ft. MNEK - Ready For Your Love [1-1-1-1-1-2-4]
arrow down.gif 5. Katy B - Crying For No Reason [12-3-2-2-3-5]
arrow up.gif 6. Calvin Harris - Summer [20-6]
arrow right.gif 7. Avicii - Addicted to You [9-7-7]
arrow up.gif 8. Little Mix - Word Up! [12-9-8]
arrow down.gif 9. Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne - Rather Be [2-1-2-3-4-3-4-5-9]
ne.gif 10. Tove Lo ft. Hippie Sabotage - Stay High (Habits Remix) 

arrow right.gif 11. Chris Malinchak - If U Got It [2-2-4-7-11-11]
ne.gif 12. The Pretty Reckless - Heaven Knows 
arrow up.gif 13. James Arthur - Get Down [16-13]
ne.gif 14. Lady Gaga - G.U.Y. 
arrow down.gif 15. Vance Joy - Riptide [19-9-6-6-8-15]
ne.gif 16. Karmin - Drifter 
arrow down.gif 17. Ellie Goulding - Goodness Gracious [10-11-13-17]
ne.gif 18. Glee Cast - Toxic (Season 5) 
arrow down.gif 19. Foxes - Let Go For Tonight [7-13-14-19]
ne.gif 20. Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX - Fancy 

arrow down.gif 21. The Chainsmokers - #SELFIE [10-21]
arrow down.gif 22. Beyonce ft. Jay-Z - Drunk In Love [18-9-4-5-4-5-5-8-12-22]
arrow down.gif 23. John Legend - All Of Me [16-15-23]
arrow down.gif 24. Disclosure ft. Sasha Keable - Voices [2-4-8-11-13-15-17-24]
arrow up.gif 25. Kylie Minogue - Into The Blue [27-25]
arrow down.gif 26. David Guetta ft. Skylar Grey - Shot Me Down [32-27-23-24-26]
arrow down.gif 27. Shakira ft. Rihanna - Can't Remember to Forget You [17-15-10-11-14-18-27]
arrow down.gif 28. Matrix & Futurebound ft. Max Marshall - Control [18-12-6-6-7-16-17-19-28]
arrow down.gif 29. Sub Focus - Turn Back Time [24-22-19-6-7-5-6-9-18-21-29]
arrow down.gif 30. John Newman - Losing Sleep [8-7-11-11-19-23-30-28-30]

arrow down.gif 31. Paloma Faith - Can't Rely On You [30-22-22-31]
arrow down.gif 32. Imagine Dragons - Demons [19-21-23-32]
arrow down.gif 33. DVBBS & Borgeous ft. Tinie Tempah - Tsunami (Jump) [20-22-26-25-33]
arrow down.gif 34. Katy Perry ft. Juicy J - Dark Horse [4-2-3-5-7-10-9-10-12-13-14-15-17-19-23-27-29-24-28-26-28-29-34]
arrow down.gif 35. A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera - Say Something [17-20-26-35]
arrow down.gif 36. Neon Jungle - Braveheart [13-9-10-15-18-25-30-36]
arrow down.gif 37. Arches - There's a Place [35-37]
arrow down.gif 38. Lea Michele - Cannonball [10-8-7-5-10-14-22-26-29-31-36-38]
arrow down.gif 39. Pixie Lott - Nasty [15-18-25-33-36-37-39]
arrow right.gif 40. all about she - Higher (Free) [9-12-14-15-20-24-21-21-29-34-37-40-40]


This week's chart sees the number 1 spot being filled by the summery I Got U by Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones, making it the second longest run for a #1 in my chart in 2014 so far (With 5 weeks for Ready For Your Love by Gorgon City ft. MNEK). The runner-up is a climber from Coldplay with Magic, the first single released from their newest album Ghost Stories.

The highest new entry comes courtesy of Tove Lo ft. Hippie Sabotage with the brilliant Stay High (Habits Remix) at #10. The song is a remixed version of Tove Lo's Habits, and for me this version just edges it. This came to my attention after it gave Tove Lo her very first official UK Top 75 entry - charting at #59 this week. 

Next in at #12 was The Pretty Reckless with Heaven Knows. The band is fronted by Taylor Momsen and originally came to my attention in 2010 with their chart debut Make Me Wanna Die - giving them a top 20 hit at #16. They soon followed this with Miss Nothing later on in the year at #39. Like Stay High, Heaven Knows also came to my attention this week by checking out new entries within the top 100 over the past couple of weeks, as it is currently a climber up to #61 this week. This is a true return to form for the band, with an instantly memorable chorus, much like Make Me Wanna Die.

The next new entry at #14 comes courtesy of Lady Gaga with G.U.Y. It is the third single to be taken off her latest studio album ARTPOP, and has made such a high debut thanks to the premiere of the music video (which I recently reviewed here: Originally not one of my favourites on ARTPOP (The songs so far to chart in my personal chart belong to Applause, Do What U Want, Venus, MANiCURE, Swine, Mary Jane Holland & Aura), this finally hit me with a few watches of the video. The production is pretty fantastic considering I wasn't a fan of some of the production on ARTPOP (Swine, I'm looking at the breakdown of you) and the chorus is infectious.

At #16, the next new entry comes from Karmin with Drifter, an album track taken from upcoming album Pulses. This track came to my attention after Karmin recently had a live stream to debut tracks from their upcoming album, and being a huge fan already of their material and covers, I had to check it out. Out of everything, Drifter stood out the most to me, with a killer catchy chorus much like Acapella, they fuse pop and rap perfectly every time. Karmin rose to fame after posting covers and originals on their YouTube channel - soon making their chart debut in 2012 with Brokenhearted at #6.

New at #18 sees the Glee Cast with Toxic. This cover was recently featured in their special 100th episode, with songs predominately ones that they had covered before to celebrate the landmark. The New Directions had previously covered it in Season 2 Spears tribute episode Britney/Brittany, but this Season 5 version features the vocal talents of characters Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron), Santana Lopez (Naya Rivera) and Brittany Pierce (Heather Morris). This was the first appearance of Agron and Morris this season, with the latter returning after giving birth last year. The song itself is a huge step up for me from their Season 2 version as I much prefer the sultry arrangement, and their harmonies work SO well together for me. 

The final new entry comes courtesy of Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX with Fancy. Azalea is rather hit-and-miss with me, but Fancy is definitely a high for me. Initially, I didn't quite know what to think of it, but it has very much grown on me now. The production first of all is fantastic and carries the song along so well. Iggy Azalea recently scored her first top 10 hit officially with Change Your Life ft. T.I. debuting at #10, with Charli XCX also making her chart debut last summer as a featured artist on Icona Pop's #1 hit I Love It. Hopefully this'll be a smash for both of them.

Playlist of my top 40 this week in reverse order:

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