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