The Top Ten:
- In My Blood – The Veronicas
- One Dance – Drake ft. Kyla & Wizkid
- This is What You Came For – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
- Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes
- Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
- Too Good – Drake ft. Rihanna
- Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers ft. Daya
- Me Too – Meghan Trainor
- Don’t Be So Shy – Imany
- We Don’t Talk Anymore – Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez
Not too many changes in the top 10 this week but to be honest none of the changes we did get were particularly good. For one, Treat You Better by Shawn Mendes continuing it’s winning streak with a jump to 4 is pretty disheartening, as is the debut of Charlie Puth’s most modern contemporary single yet at 10. The sole bright spot this week was the continued strength of In My Blood by The Veronicas which managed to hold onto its top spot.
Controlla – Drake 50
This just scraped back to 50 and I can’t see it doing much better than that due to how mind-numbingly dull it is.
- Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes 8>4
- Hair – Little Mix 21>11
- All In My Head (Flex) – Fifth Harmony 34>19
- Crash – Usher 38>23
Well aside from Shawn Mendes the gains this week are actually decent, even if I don’t particularly like All In My Head I’m certainly not blind to its appeal and it’s miles better than Work From Home. The real positives are in Hair and Crash, with Little Mix’s latest having the catchiest hook on the radio at the moment and Usher’s being a soulful love ballad crafted with the poise of a radio veteran.
- Panda – Desiigner 10<16
- Cake By The Ocean – DNCE 13<17
- No Money – Gatlantis 20<28
- I Hate U, I Love U – gnash ft. Olivia O’Brien 24<29
- Home – Topic ft. Nico Santos 25<31
- Be The One – Dua Lipa 27<34
- I.L.F $ – Fergie 26<35
- Kill’em With Kindness – Selena Gomez 37<42
- Secret Love Song – Little Mix ft. Jason Derulo 32<43
- Wherever I Go – OneRepublic 41<46
A Solid collections of drops this week which mostly all make sense as these songs are either reaching the end of their natural chart run or were total flops. The biggest news is the most recent of the flops, Fergie MILF$ dropping hard to 35, proving that no matter how provocative you try to make it, straight-up shit music will never truly prevail.
Alarm – Anne-Marie
Much like Anne-Marie’s first hit Do It Right, there’s nothing inherently wrong with Alarm but it fails to leave any kind of lasting impression. It features some decent trap production and Anne-Marie conveys a bit of edginess in her delivery but she is still failing to grab my attention with this pretty standard anti-cheater anthem.
Don’t Hurt Me – DJ Mustard ft. Nicki Minaj & Jeremih
It’s true that once you’ve heard one DJ Mustard tune you’ve heard them all and his latest collaboration with heavy-hitters Jeremih and Nicki Minaj. Strangely enough, this song samples Shy Guy by Diana King just like Mustard and Jeremih’s 2014 collaboration Don’t Tell’em sampled Snap’s Rhythm Is a Dancer. So while this, the cringe-inducing lyrical content and just about everything else about this song is evidence of the absolutely hollow creative process of DJ Mustard, this song still slaps and snaps like Mustard’s best.
Papercuts – Illy ft. Vera Blue
I originally planned to begin talking about this song by summarising the whole of the Aussie Hip-Hop spectrum. After actually listening to the track though I’ve realised this is a pointless venture, as this is far more in the vein of the most sterile Pop-Rap tracks then anything from that culture. Illy’s hardly ever been a Hip-Hop purist but this track is like 360 at his corniest without any of the lyrical endearment. Vera Blue is excellent on the hook but it’s nowhere near enough to redeem this dull, overly safe track.