Chart Update – 11/09/15

This week had fewer entries than normal, but also some really excellent pop music.

Returning Entries

100 – My Way by Fetty Wap ft. Monty

84 – Mr Brightside by The Killers

81 – Ocean Drive by Duke Dumont

If you want to read my review of Ocean Drive, you can find it on my first chart update. The link for that review is here: (topfortesb.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/chart-update-070815)

80 – Stay With Me by Sam Smith

New Entries

97 – Fuck the Police by NWA

75 – Hula Hoop by OMI

69 – From Eden by Hozier

This song is in 5/4, which really appeals to a classical musician like me, as the slight swagger of the tempo gives this song a gentle lilt. Hozier’s vocals are also very good on this song. He doesn’t deliver the power from Take Me to Church here, but he doesn’t need to. This song is very chilled and definitely worth a listen.

68 – Run Away With Me by Carly Rae Jepsen

This for me was the surprise of the week. Run Away With Me by Carly Rae Jepsen is a very solid pop song. Following I Really Like You (a song which I am mixed about at best), this is the perfect follow up single. The saxophone adds a new colour to this song and Jepsen never sounds forced. This song also manages to balance the lighter lyrical themes with great 80’s-inspired production to make an excellent pop song, easily Carly Rae Jepsen’s best to date.

62 – Wild by Troye Sivan

18 – Here For You by Kygo ft. Ella Henderson

New Number One

1 – Easy Love by Sigala

I can’t get my head around this song. It samples The Jackson 5 classic ABC 123, but pitch-shifts the vocals to such a degree that the actual lyrics become hard to hear. However, Sigala’s lightweight production works with the sample and the theme of the song. This song shouldn’t work, but also at the same time, kind of does.

Best of the Week

Run Away With Me by Carly Rae Jepsen

Honourable Mention

From Eden by Hozier

Worth a Listen

Mr Brightside by The Killers

Ocean Drive by Duke Dumont

Fuck the Police by NWA

Hula Hoop by OMI

Wouldn’t Turn Off

My Way by Fetty Wap ft. Monty

Wild by Troye Sivan

Easy Love by Sigala

Would Turn Off

Stay With Me by Sam Smith

Here For You by Kygo ft. Ella Henderson

Worst of the Week

I’m not going to have a worst of the week this time. While there were some songs that I didn’t like, I couldn’t really call any of them the worst this week.

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