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REVIEWING THE CHARTS: 29/05/2021 (Eurovision, BTS, Olivia Rodrigo, Galantis/David Guetta/Little Mix, Anne-Marie & Niall Horan)
What better way to celebrate the end of a week in which I have been consistently ill and surprisingly busy? Sixteen new arrivals, of course! Shoot me, but first, congratulate Olivia Rodrigo for her second #1 as “good 4 u” gets the album boost to overthrow “Body” this week. I can safely say I think it’ll be there for a while. Let’s just start REVIEWING THE CHARTS.
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Rundown
Sixteen new arrivals and therefore, kind of a bloodbath. Why are there sixteen new arrivals? We’ll get to it. Other than six new arrivals from last week, we have a couple other drop-outs, the notable of which being those that spent five or more weeks in the UK Top 75 – which I cover – or those that peaked in the top 40. Therefore, those include, rather ironically on Olivia Rodrigo’s album week, former #1 “drivers license” (only dropping out because of a silly UK chart rule that only allows three songs per lead artist on the chart), as well as “Don’t Play” by Anne-Marie, KSI and Digital Farm Animals, “Another Love” by Tom Odell, “Calling My Phone” by Lil Tjay and 6LACK, “Heartbreak Anniversary” by Giveon, “Tonight” by Ghost Killer Track and D-Block Europe featuring OBOY and “Miss the Rage” by Trippie Redd and Playboi Carti. I’m not complaining about most of this, sorry, Giveon.
We have no returning entries – thankfully – so instead we can just focus on notable falls and climbers. I guess we’ll start with notable losses, songs that dropped five or more spots from their placement last week, and of course we do have a few of them at least as a result of, say it with me, sixteen new arrivals. The first few of these are all harsh drops because of ACR, which happened to coincide with the rest of the chaos, including “Little Bit of Love” by Tom Grennan at #24, “BED” by Joel Corry, David Guetta and RAYE at #25, “Friday” (Dopamine Re-Edit) by Riton and Nightcrawlers featuring Musafa & Hypeman at #26, “Peaches” by Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon at #29 and “Let’s Go Home Together” by Ella Henderson and Tom Grennan at #33. We also have the losses for J. Cole staying surprisingly slim with “My Life” featuring 21 Savage and Morray at #27, “Pride is the Devil” featuring Lil Baby at #28 and “Amari” at #35. The rest are mostly just expected continuous fallers, like “Wellerman” by Nathan Evans and remixed by 220 KID and Billen Ted at #44, “Nice to Meet Ya” by Wes Nelson and Yxng Bane at #46, “Your Love (9PM)” by ATB, Topic and A7S at #50, “Marea (We’ve Lost Dancing)” by Fred again.. and the Blessed Madonna at #51, “Ferrari Horses” by D-Block Europe featuring RAYE at #53, “Heat Waves” by Glass Animals at #57, “Seeing Green” by Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne at #58 off of the debut, “All You Ever Wanted” by Rag’n’Bone Man at #61, “Martin & Gina” by Polo G at #63, “Leave the Door Open” by Silk Sonic at #64, “My Head & My Heart” by Ava Max at #65, Travis Scott’s remix of HVME’s remix of Travis Scott’s “Goosebumps” at #67, “Addicted” by Jorja Smith at #68, “Beautiful Mistakes” by Maroon 5 and Megan Thee Stallion at #70, “Sunshine (The Light)” by Fat Joe, DJ Khaled and Amorphous at #73, “Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi at #74 and finally “Believe Me” by Navos at #75. Phew.
Now what’s interesting is that we have nearly just as many gains, and they’re pretty unique, big surges in most cases, starting with “Cover Me in Sunshine” by P!nk and Willow Sage Heart at #52 thanks to the album boost that also prompted P!nk’s “All I Know So Far” to creep into the top 40 at #39, “Build a Bitch” by Bella Poarch at #32 off of the debut, “Starstruck” by Years & Years at #31 thanks to a bizarrely uncredited Kylie Minogue remix, “Little More Love” by AJ Tracey at #21, “Didn’t Know” by Tom Zanetti at #20, “Higher Power” by Coldplay at #19, “Black Hole” by Griff at #18, Majestic’s remix of Boney M.’s “Rasputin” at #16, “Good Without” by Mimi Webb soaring into the top 10 and hence becoming her first at #10, and Olivia Rodrigo getting her third thanks to the album boost as “deja vu” is at #4. I think that’s more than enough that needs to be said about music that was already on the chart last week, so welcome back to the part of this series where I get either increasingly frustrated or exhausted every time I have to list another song.
NEW ARRIVALS
#72 – “Life Goes On” – PS1 featuring Alex Hosking
Produced by PS1 and Mark Alston
So, what better way to start sixteen new arrivals? A generic piano-house club track, of course. PS1 is a New York DJ and for this track with a 90s-esque piano and synth melody, bassy drop and tight, bland percussion as well as oddly-mixed anonymous female vocals made to sound robotic regardless of genuine emotive performance, he’s enlisted Australian singer Alex Hosking as well as co-songwriting from hit-makers GOODBOYS, both of which make remarkably little difference to the fact that despite being a faux-inspirational club track, this song is incredibly joyless and flailing in as pathetic and one-note of a fashion as possible. Yes, that is one exhaustive sentence chugging on as long as possible, but there’s no better way to parallel this disposable garbage than that.
#71 – “What a Time” – Julia Michaels featuring Niall Horan
Produced by Ian Kirkpatrick and RKCB
Niall Horan coincidentally has two unrelated female-male duets debuting with him in this week. Thankfully, Julia Michaels only has the one track debuting, and for the love of God, I can’t even figure out why she has the one, as this is a track from a 2019 EP that flew massively under every radar except seemingly mine as whilst I have listened to this EP, I cannot remember for the life of me liking any of it besides “Anxiety”, which makes sense since Michaels is at best an uninteresting songwriter and at worst an insufferable vocal presence. Regardless, I’m going to assume the surge is due to TikTok or some kind of residual Niall Horan hype, whatever there is of that, and look at this song two years after the fact. Well, for what it’s worth, I appreciate the vaguely folkish guitar riff, even if it’s going to be drowned out immensely by Michaels’ approach to vocal takes, which is to put as little effort into that first take and then multi-track enough for it to sound listenable, particularly on that bizarrely unfitting chorus in which reminiscing on a wonderful, intimate time with your partner is demonstrated by rote piano chords, an awkward string swell and distant, reverb-drenched incoherency on the vocals. I guess I do like the switch in the final chorus as she changes “what a time” to “what a lie” to emphasise the bitterness of that break-up, but I don’t think that bitterness has to soak the entire master because this song is dripping in apathy that I just don’t have any time for personally in my pop power ballads. Wait, Niall Horan was on this song?
Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Whilst I may not do a special episode on this blog for the Eurovision Song Contest, I’d be lying if I didn’t confess to watching and enjoying it every year. This year’s, the first since 2019 for obvious reasons, was hosted in Rotterdam in the Netherlands and was won by an Italian rock band, with the United Kingdom infamously receiving zero points yet somehow more applause than Israel’s performance. Telling. It’s not all politics though, obviously: the reason songs win is not just the lighting, stage presence, vocal performance or grandiosity, but rather the songs themselves, or at least ostensibly so. The winner this year didn’t have the best of any of those factors in my opinion – no, not even the politics – so it’s clearly about a mixture of this success criteria. This year had some particularly good songs and the most consistency out of Eurovision in a while, naturally leading to quite a few new arrivals, also factored in by the charts being weak, so we essentially get an album bomb. Let’s pile up every new arrival related to Eurovision and talk somewhat more briefly about each song, starting with...
#66 – “Dark Side” – Blind Channel
Representing: FINLAND
The Finnish entry this year is one of two heavy rock entries, both of which charted, and this is a genre represented by about one country annually. There’s always a Gothic-influenced or industrial-esque band in the shortlist or national finals if not the semis and international final, but it doesn’t stop them from being some of the most interesting Eurovision contesters. It’s in English and came sixth with 301 points. Is it any good? Well, it’s far from bad with that pumping electronic groove before it’s crushed by metallic, distorted and rather ugly guitars that remind me of, if anything, scene-era nu metal and crunkcore, especially due to the clean and growling vocal dynamic. The song is still anthemic as all hell and if we ignore the dog barking and stuttering vocals, as well as the fact that these vocalists don’t have that much grit to their performance, we can appreciate the clamouring rock track this is, and I’d be lying if I said that final chorus isn’t pretty epic. Next!
#62 – “Voilá” – Barbara Pravi
Representing: FRANCE
The French entry this year is one my staunchly Italian nationalist online friend immediately had a distaste for, and as someone with British citizenship, I am also legally obliged to give this Worst of the Week. Sorry, Barbara but traditions are traditions. It’s in her native French and came second overall with 499 points. Is it any good? Well, like many French entries and French pop songs in general, it’s in a chanson style that adapts very well to the modern western art-pop sound, as Pravi’s cooing vocals are at full focus in the mix as they skate around more subtle pianos, wonderfully elegant strings and this wistful tone that may or may not make sense for the content. What? I’m not learning a word of French past what was grained into me during primary school. Overall, I think this is a pretty great song with a lot of that almost Bjork-esque swell especially in Pravi’s vocal performance that I think makes for a pretty excellent listen, especially by the time that abrupt finish hits. I’d probably prefer it being a bit less minimal and scattered so the hook hits harder but overall this is one of the best Eurovision entries this year. However, she is French so, next!
#59 – “SHUM” – Go_A
Representing: UKRAINE
The Ukrainian entry, always successful enough to get to the finals, was particularly hyped up prior due to its... eccentricity and ended up in fifth place with 364 points. It’s in their native Ukrainian so they might as well be garbling acid both verbally and as a written text, so I guess I have to judge it on the fact that this is pretty bonkers, with a charismatic and energetic vocal performance that yells over triumphant bassy horns perfectly blended with the 80s bass synths but not so much with those chirping flutes that, whilst cool on paper, kind of just give me a headache when faced against this thumping dance beat that remains decidedly strained for most of its runtime, and annoyingly so as it means the song never has that cathartic of a release, at least to me, but what drop it has ends up deconstructed and janky in something that might fit on PC Music but I’m not sure it does on Ukrainian Eurovision. This has something there, but I’m not into it. Sorry.
#47 – “Embers” – James Newman
REPRESENTING: United Kingdom
A catastrophic loss is British culture at Eurovision, and it’s not the first time in this century that we’ve gotten the infamous null points. James happens to be related to the more noteworthy John Newman, but that didn’t avoid a “nil points catastrophe”, coined by Jochan Embley, who reviewed the song for the Evening Standard and is now set in stone as an utter fool as his quote predicting that not to be the case this year is now forever preserved on the Wikipedia page for this very song. Nice one, Embley. We finished at twenty-sixth and Newman should honestly be glad this embarrassment is charting. The worst part of this whole ordeal is that the song’s actually fine and definitely representative of British pop music with its 90s-esque piano, bassy drop and anonymous vocal performance – if any of that sounds familiar – and I do love the plastic brass added here for the sake of bombast. It’s nothing interesting, and a tad too long considering how little it does with its musical premise, but it’s not worse than half of any given Eurovision. Maybe next year we submit a UK drill song, I’m sure that’ll get the people going. Tion Wayne, do you want to take a flight to Italy in 2022? Maybe bring Young Adz here while you’re at it; that could truly be a fascinatingly out of place Eurovision entry but at least one of these countries – probably Russia – would vote for it. As for now, at least this was funny to see absolutely bomb, and Graham Norton become increasingly hopeless for its success as the night went on.
#43 – “10 Years” – Daoi Freyr
REPRESENTING: Iceland
One part of this guy’s backing band tested positive for COVID-19 so they had to isolate and just show the dress rehearsal again but it didn’t stop them from charting and delivering a pretty damn unique entry, as Iceland is known for doing nowadays. It’s all in English and finished in fourth place with 378 points, and is it any good? Well, for one of the whitest concepts in television, this is the whitest song of this year’s entries, starting with some gentle violins before abruptly careening straight into this Daoi Freyr guy monotonously droning over bass-heavy nu-disco straight out of the 2000s with a level of irony balancing out whatever sincerity there is in the quasi-R&B breakdown, and, you know, it’s fun, at least? I do think the stage performance is remarkably more interesting than this funktronica mess in the studio, but this is catchy and inoffensive, two good ways to get people to care about your song in Eurovision, so it makes sense. Also,  that chiptune synth-solo borderline saves this song, even in all its brevity.
#17 – “ZITTI E BUONI” – Maneskin
REPRESENTING: Italy
So third place didn’t chart – sorry, Switzerland – but we do obviously get the winner charting as high as the top 20. The chart’s weak and the lead singer’s hot and probably does cocaine – it’s a recipe for success, especially when they probably have mafia connections and can threaten or buy their way into the charts. Unrealistic and possibly xenophobic stereotypes aside, this is the Italian entry and whilst I was personally gunning for Portugal, who came twelfth, I can see how this gathered 524 points, even if they had to censor the lyrics for the sake of the contest, not that I can tell because I do not know a lick of Italian. Sorry, Ignacio. Anyway, this song kicks ass and rather disrespectfully at that, as the lead singer breathily sings over garage rock-esque guitar licks and some pretty manic drumming that delivers not only a catchy hook but an undeniable groove, assisted by some slick rapping that comes out of the blue in the second verse and honestly fits the song – and the singer – a lot better than it has any right to. Congratulations, Italy – you’ll be paying out the ass for the next contest. Ciao!
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Well, that got a lot out of the way. Not all of it, though.
#60 – “Topshottas Freestyle” – Potter Payper
Produced by Chucks
Potter Payper is basically some guy from Barking, East London, and that’s all you need to sign a record deal with the same label that has Stormzy on payroll so that’s why he’s here. With that said, there’s something deeper here, or at least in the first few lines of this singular verse – without a chorus – in which Potter Payper narrates a street lifestyle, far too common for young working-class British men, retelling what is probably his truth about the consequences of ignoring motherly advices and finding yourself in a situation surrounded by gang violence, drug trafficking and all the paranoia that comes with it. Of course, he then brags about his wordplay, gunplay and fashion, and the rest of the verse just feels aimless with nothing exactly restraining the meandering checklist of clichés, and zilch returning it back to what I thought was going to be the point of the song. I guess this trap beat is okay but this same acoustic guitar and oddly-mastered bass is so common and uninteresting that I find it hard to care. I don’t have an issue with British music being Americanised as that’s just the result of musical evolution and the sharing of culture, but when the only way you can tell this isn’t from the States is the accent does make me question why this is charting amongst Dave and AJ Tracey instead of Lil Baby and Gunna.
#56 – “GANG GANG” – Polo G and Lil Wayne
Produced by Angelo Ferraro
Polo G, after just having the biggest hit of his career with the US #1 hit “RAPSTAR”, follows it up with a Lil Wayne collaboration and thanks to a busy and just misguided release date and timing, it makes a lot less noise than it should. It absolutely deserves that level of attention too, with its chopped-up borderline ambient melody that creates  a perfect foundation for this high-energy bass-heavy trap beat as well as Polo G delivering a lot more energy than on “RAPSTAR” (to the point where I think that’s the reason why his actually interesting songs don’t do as well). The chorus has a pretty great melodic switch-up by the end and whilst the flows are pretty rote, it’s hard to say they aren’t smoothly delivering all of the flexing and gunplay pretty typical of Polo G, and if anything that’s what it’s missing: an extra layer of depth, not that I care of course, because Lil Wayne’s on it. Wayne has been astonishingly great on features recently and this is one of his most impressive features to the point where I could barely write about it on first listen, with some of his slickest flow switches ever and whilst the content doesn’t get any more interesting than pouring his heart out for his lean, his pure charisma outshines anyone who could have been on this track and this means this ends up pretty excellent in terms of 2020s trap-rap. I don’t know when that Polo G album is coming but I hope it has more of this. Also, for the love of God, Wayne, keep this energy up for the next album. I’m begging you.
#42 – “SUN GOES DOWN” – Lil Nas X
Produced by Roy Lenzo, Omar Fedi and Take a Daytrip
As his follow up to “MONTERO”, we have a new, decidedly less sexual Lil Nas X hit debuting again surprisingly low on the chart considering the last single’s success, finally delivering in the musical department as for me, there’s a constant conflict between wanting to like Lil Nas as a character, performer and personality rather than actually enjoying any of the guy’s music. Last time I talked about Lil Nas, I did bring up the Pitchfork album review that questioned if he really liked music and whilst it’s funny, I do see how Lil Nas could have perhaps taken Pitchfork to heart as a result as he practically explains his love of popular music as a way for him to feel like he belonged in a community, which is especially meaningful for a man constantly left alienated because of his own mental health issues as a teenager and struggling to come to terms with his homosexuality, to the point of suicidal thoughts. I just love how the verse ends on a happy note where makes the leap of faith to come out and how now he’s proud of himself, he wants to make sure his fans are proud of him since they’re the people who got him there. For me, those last lines recontextualise the chorus as becoming less about contemplating death but more about ascending to a happier place and rejecting all your struggles that you’ve overcome. It helps that this is all sang pretty soulfully over an almost emo guitar melody with some basic flows but gorgeous multi-tracked vocal melodies accentuated by strings that elevate this song even higher, even if it seems underdeveloped. Sure, it doesn’t have that second verse, but does a victory lap need a re-over?
#38 – “Mask” – Dream
Produced by Perish Beats and Banrisk
Nope.
#22 – “Our Song” – Anne-Marie and Niall Horan
Produced by TMS
Okay, so this is a duet where two ex-lovers – only in the song – attempt to get over each other but end up hearing a song they held special to their relationship and all of the memories and pain comes flooding back. Without the youthful exuberance of Taylor Swift’s song of the same name, this duet should carry some bitterness and resentment but mostly capture a hesitant nostalgia... and despite being oddly Niall Horan-dominated, I guess it does that pretty effectively, or at least would if Niall wasn’t crushed by a misshapen trap beat that drowns this pathetically fluttering guitar loop into a mush that not even Anne-Marie can over-sell. Everything here is so utterly basic that it kind of screws itself over by trying for any energy or passion, and therefore kind of just doesn’t. I’m glad.
#9 – “Heartbreak Anthem” – Galantis, David Guetta and Little Mix
Produced by Bloodshy, Henrik Jonback, David Saint Fleur, Thom Bridges, David Guetta, Mike Hawkins, SONDR and Johnny Goldstein
It really speaks to the power of Little Mix that even with only three members and only one of them not expecting a child, they can bring Galantis back of all people. Although given that Galantis is already a duo, I fail to see why David Guetta needs to be here, and the same can go for any of the other seven credited producers of this song, which actually only includes one half of Galantis! I question if a song ever needs that many, despite the fact that in reality they probably contributed zilch to the song each, just enough to get a pay check. None of that should matter, however, if the song isn’t good and I’ll admit this is far from the worst that any of these guys have delivered, with a string melody and swell not unlike 2015-era house Galantis themselves made, and vocal deliveries from the girls that sound like they were located in vastly different locations from each other (to the point where anyone harmonising with Perrie sounds really awkward regardless of how many vocal manipulation effects you can put on them). For seven producers, that’s inexcusable, but as a song, it’s just a shallow post-break-up song that kind of feels like a dig towards Jesy if anything (although I hope it isn’t). I’m not a fan – I never was going to be – but it works for what it is as this colourful house jam, and not much else. This is Galantis’ first top 10 since 2016, by the way. Yeah, Little Mix are that big.
#7 – “traitor” – Olivia Rodrigo
Produced by Dan Nigro
It couldn’t have been “brutal”? Or “hope ur ok”? Okay, well, if we’re going to have the dullest track on the album bar one I guess we’ll go with the one that follows the “drivers license” formula to a T but without as much passion in the vocals, without as much interesting songwriting quirks and with a whole lot of rote fluff removed far from any indie-girl influence that undercuts what is essentially a teen-pop product. I’m not going to pretend I cannot get caught up in melodrama and embrace that, but this is a slog of a ballad with an almost sing-song, condescending vocal melody in that chorus, multi-tracked and studio-produced to rid her of any of that natural rasp she has when singing live. The song is about being annoyed by an ex finding someone new and the more toxic thoughts that come with being the ex-girlfriend in that situation, but with decidedly low stakes this time around that just make her more unlikeable than relatable. I’m sorry, I didn’t think that album was half-bad at all, but please don’t make this the post-release hit.
#3 – “Butter” – BTS
Produced by Ron Perry, Rob Grimaldi and Stephen Kirk
See, I value my personal information, and I don’t know about you but I’m as scared of these guys as I am Nicki Minaj stans, or Minecraft YouTuber stans, or serial killers, so whilst I doubt my platform is extensive enough to reach that level, I also know that these people are so online that they could easily find me somehow somewhere. With that said, just to clarify, when I say I wish I could “Nope” myself out of this one like I did with Dream because I have consistently little to say about this band, it’s not because I in any way dislike BTS or the band members within, or their record label that manages them and many other K-pop bands which I also do not dislike, or, because I’ve seen this happen, East Asians in general. Is that enough stalling to just say I don’t care about this basic pop fluff? When BTS are in Korean, their lyrics aren’t embarrassing and their production tends to be more experimental or at least catchier, more interesting. I like a fair few Korean BTS songs as a result but I just do not see the appeal in making another stiff, cleanly-produced 80s-esque funk-pop song with some chiptune synths that are admittedly kinda cool other than getting on US radio. There’s some interplay between the boys here but it just leads to a pretty homogenised track where none of them have enough personality to shine through, not even SUGA and RM on the tacked-on rap verse that so awkwardly ends. The synth solo sounds perfectly out of an era of dated 80s synths that I’m not sure anyone other than Bruno Mars actually had nostalgia for, and not even some pretty vocoder can save it. The writing is too clumsy, the production’s not equipped to handle it and there’s not much to speak of in terms of performance. I fear for my life when I say it but I think this is actually pretty bad.
Conclusion
Okay, so, we’re finally finished with this week and God, I’m glad, as there’s not that much quality here to speak of, although what is here is here in droves, so Best of the Week gladly goes to Polo G and Lil Wayne for “GANG GANG”, with “Sun Goes Down” by Lil Nas X following closely behind as an Honourable Mention. In terms of Worst of the Week, it doesn’t actually go to they who shall not or he who should not be named, instead going to the pathetic “Your Song” by Anne-Marie and Niall Horan, with a Dishonourable Mention going to BTS for “Butter”. It’s just “Dynamite” again but with considerably less reason to exist. Here’s this week’s top 10:
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If I make it to next week, who knows what’s coming? This is a slower week – hopefully – and I don’t think black midi will chart, though it’d be comical, so I’ll hold off on predictions and just thank you for reading. See you next week!
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Taurus - December 10, 2020 - There is no reason to be discouraged by difficult circumstances this week. New opportunities and discoveries are not far off. Stay on target and do your best to see the big picture. What is hard now will not be something that holds you back in the future. Have patience and avoid making big moves that will result in drastic change. What may seem like the end of the world this week may be a walk in the park the next. The same holds true at the casino. Avoid making decisions based on emotions. Moments pass. Don't make big sacrifices when you are feeling at your highest or your lowest. Pay attention to this week's lucky numbers: 6, 16, and 54.
May 21 - Jun 20
Famous Geminis Miles Davis Kylie Monogue John F Kennedy Clint Eastwood Angelina Jolie Johnny Depp
Gemini - December 10, 2020 - Do not assume that everything will be smooth sailing this week. Delays, plans changing at the last minute and bad tempers could make for tough situations. Do your best to stay calm and you will find ways to ease ruffled feathers. Listening to the advice of a supportive friend you trust may help you to make an important decision. Quiet time on your own will help your emotions to settle and your mind to clear. When you are ready to socialize, make time for the activities that you enjoy the most with the people you enjoy the most. Gambling with a friend at the casino this week could lead to extra luck. Pay attention to this week's lucky numbers: 3, 27, and 41.
Jun 21 - Jul 22
Famous Cancerians Sylvester Stallone Pemela Anderson Harrison Ford David Hasselhoff Robin Williams Cyndi Lauper
Cancer - December 10, 2020 - These are uncertain times. Do not be surprised if the people around you seem more afraid or cautions than usual. There is a bit of hope for the upcoming year, but you cannot ignore the present. Push forward knowing that what is difficult now will pass, but remember that while you are living through the difficulty, it remains important to be as cautious as possible and make the decisions that make sense to your life now. Be careful with your finances. Enjoy the activities that bring you joy, but hold tight to your limits, especially at the casino. No win is guaranteed. Pay attention to this week's lucky numbers: 8, 19, and 59.
Jun 23 - Jul 22
Famous Leos Mick Jagger Martha Stewart Madonna Robert Di Niro Kenny Rogers Gillian Anderson
Leo - December 10, 2020 - Share your interests and your passions with close friends. Inviting situations where you have the opportunity to be silly and playful will bring you greater joy than you think. There are many things in life right now that are serious, but having a little sense of humor will go a long way in helping you to weather the storm. Although you won't have trouble making friends, take care not to reveal all your secrets to the people you meet. Not everyone is interested in being your pal for the long haul. Be kind to all but trust only a select few. Several small wins at the casino could result in a surprisingly impressive sum. Pay attention to this week's lucky numbers: 10, 25, and 55.
Aug 23 - Sep 22
Famous Virgos Steve GuttenBerg Sean Connery Cameron Diaz Bill Murray Raquel Welch Keanu Reeves
Virgo - December 10, 2020 - There may be some confusion around a certain family issue. Do what you can to keep all sides talking and open to compromise. Try not to turn the situation to your favor, either. People will be easy to charm and manipulate right now, but their best interests need to come first. Carrying around too much stress and emotional conflict is bad for both your physical and mental health. Work toward finding a peaceful resolution for the end of the year. It's time to ease the tension and focus on healing. At the casino, concentrate on having fun and not on trying to sway outcomes over which you have no control. Pay attention to this week's lucky numbers: 2, 18, and 32.
Sep 23 - Oct 22
Famous Librans Barbara Walters John Lennon Tommy Lee Olivia Newton-John Catherin Zeta-Jones Will Smith
Libra - December 10, 2020 - If you are not careful this week, spiritual concerns could dominate your attention. Do your best to be open and receptive to new opportunities. New friends may help to provide you with solutions to old problems, but old friends are your key to carving a path to your future. Sometimes, you need the present to make sense of your past and you need the past to help you build a better future. Try to understand the point of view of someone with whom you are typically at odds. Allowing yourself to accept new ideas could lead to new success in your personal life and at the casino. Pay attention to this week's lucky numbers: 23, 33, and 49.
Oct 23 - Nov 22
Famous Scorpios Bill Gates Julia Roberts Sally Field Danny DeVito Jenny McCarthy Henry Winkler
Scorpio - December 10, 2020 - This week, you need to think about what can help you become more grounded, relaxed and content. Seek the advice of not only experts and old friends, but also the opinions of children and young people. Sometimes, all you require is a simply solution. Not everything that seems like an existential crisis actually is. An uncomfortable issue at home or in the workplace may have you feeling like you want to run and make life-altering decisions. Take a break, take a breath and remember that you can't control everything or make everyone happy. The stars indicate that you are likely to enjoy an easy win at the casino. Pay attention to this week's lucky numbers: 13, 50, and 60.
Nov 23 - Dec 22
Famous Sagittarians Jimi Hendrix Bette Midler Donny Osmond Brad Pitt Steven Spielberg Alyssa Milano
Sagittarius - December 10, 2020 - You are likely to make a positive first impression this week. That said, don't assume that you know what will happen. The person you impress may not be the person you think. Be prepared for anything and think twice before dismissing an opportunity, especially if the opportunity is being offered by someone different than the person you had hoped would provide you with it. Sometimes, what we least expect turns out to be better than we could have ever dreamed it would be. Be less rigid and you're likely to enjoy more. Even at the casino, while sticking to limits is always important, this doesn't mean you have to follow the same playing strategy all the time. A little freedom could lead to new thrills. Pay attention to this week's lucky numbers: 5, 22, and 47.
Dec 23 - Jan 22
Famous Capricorns Mel Gibson Elvis Presley Mary Tyler Moore Tiger Woods Dolly Parton Muhammed Ali
Capricorn - December 10, 2020 - Even though the world around you may feel like it is standing still and nothing is changing, a new beginning is upon you. However, the stars caution that you need to be open to new ideas or you could end up being your own worst enemy. Anger or jealousy will work against your best interests if you are not careful to rein in your irrational emotions or if you allow other people's bad behavior to ruin your week. This may be a time to make peace with an enemy. Wanting peace is not a sign of weakness. It makes you strong enough to forgive the past and move forward. Believing that someone can change for the better will help to give your luck a boost. Pay attention to this week's lucky numbers: 4, 30, and 50.
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Jan 23 - Feb 22
Famous Aquarians Paul Newman Oprah Winfrey Phil Collins Jennifer Aniston John Travolta Peter Gabriel
Aquarius - December 10, 2020 - A new season is upon us and so is the end of the year. Both are likely to bring changes to your life that you will and will not like. Instead of focusing on what you may be dreading, concentrate on the good things that can result from your decisions. You may find comfort in simple and creative activities that will stimulate your mind but that are not physically taxing. This may include home decorating, engaging in a craft, reading a good book or sharing a nice meal with your family. Devising a new gambling strategy may help you enjoy new satisfaction at the casino when you are ready to play a game that you find challenging. Pay attention to this week's lucky numbers: 1, 17, and 30.
Feb 23 - Mar 22
Famous Pisceans Drew Barrymore Kurt Cobain Shaquille O'Neal Chuck Norris Elizabeth Taylor Cindy Crawford
Pisces - December 10, 2020 - Instead of looking at challenges as a difficult road ahead, view them as a something that contains a hidden opportunity. Re-evaluating how you perceive the unknown can help you to realize that not everything needs to be doom and gloom. Life is an adventure and sometimes you're along for the ride and sometimes you can choose which direction you will take. A fresh perspective might help you to find more enjoyment in the everyday when certain things move beyond your control. Having confidence in yourself, in your decisions and in your goals will help you rise above your worries and secret doubts. Victory is close at hand. Pay attention to this week's lucky numbers: 15, 44, and 58.
If your birth date falls between October 23 and November 21, you are a Scorpio. Your dominant planet is Pluto.
For people born in Scorpio sign, 2021 is announcing to be a year full of calmness and serenity. They will enjoy many sunny days, full of smiles and cheerfulness.
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This year is going to be a perfect year for strengthening the bond with your partner or to establish new connections.
Next year, you will advance further than ever in your career. It is the perfect moment to start your own business or a new business.
Starting in the summer of 2021, until the summer of 2022, you are going to have a period of professional flourishment, of ascension and success. New opportunities occur, as well as changes for the better that have been long awaited for.
Love
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In the first part of 2021, the goddess of love resides in your house, which will awaken your romantic side.
If you are already involved in a relationship, you will enjoy love, tranquillity and a lot of affection in the company of your life partner.
After a few escapades during February, in the spring, you will need a landscape change: you pack your bags and leave. You will encounter love if you don’t opt out for an all-inclusive hotel, but instead for a pension.
In the first half of June, a platonic friend wins your heart. If you want something else, in July you can play with your admirers just as you would play with some chess pieces: you are incredibly sexy and you are taking full advantage of it!
Starting from November, your relationship is shaking up. If you manage to maintain your character strength, your relationship will reach another level, much more intense.
The energy and movement of planets in the house of each zodiac signs can induce us a certain state of mind, influencing our achievements or failures. During the holidays, you go through a certain mood.
At the beginning of the year, you are going to be exuberant and cheerful without a particular reason, but towards the end of 2021, you tend to exaggerate some negative aspects of their life.
Your friendly nature and your capacity to open up should be your main “tools” for turning any conflict in a moment that rekindles the heat of passion between the two of you.
Everything will be as beautiful as at the beginning, so you will have all the reasons to enjoy your time with your loved one.
The most compatible zodiac signs for Scorpio in love are: Cancer, Pisces, Virgo, and Capricorn.
The love of a Scorpio can be overwhelming, his passion is very intense and gets stronger with every passing day, but if don’t like syrupy-sweet relationships, you won’t be able to keep up with the perfect lover of the zodiac.
Therefore, there are few who can understand your passion, the Cancer and Pisces natives, water signs as Scorpio, can let themselves seduced by passion and they can deal with a relationship full of romance.
Since you offer so much love, they can’t stand the idea of being cheated or lied to, this is why you make a good house with the Capricorn or the Virgo natives, who are never going to cheat on them.
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Money & Career
The concerns regarding work and, in general, building a career start from the first months of 2021.
If you are not satisfied with your employment status and you want to develop their own business, the astral context of 2021 can bring unexpected opportunities.
Also, those who want to obtain recognition at work and to be promoted and financially rewarded are favored this year.
The most important thing is to decide what you really want, which means you need to analyze your goals in the long run and to decide if the current job offers you any perspectives of progressing or it is just a temporary source of income.
The financial and professional sector is one of the life domains that represents a priority in 2021.
Although they will deal with quite a lot of challenges, they will certainly feel that their efforts were not in vain.
You need to show your professionalism and their sense of responsibility in any activity during the following period.
If they stay connected with everything that happens around them, in the first months of the year, they can earn some significant amounts of money from small commissions or other activities outside their work.
Also during this time, the stars are in favor of negotiation contracts, which is a sign that they should bring into discussion the possibility of renewing a collaboration.
In the first part of the year, it is very possible to register some holdups or delays on a professional level, which risks offsetting some of their plans.
In the rest of this trimester , you can make progress with associates, clients and/or collaborators, only if you focus on strengthening the relationship with them.
Financially, 2021 is likely to be a good year, especially starting from November.
One way or another, you will manage to earn increasingly more money on your own, with no need of collaborating with others.
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On the other hand, it seems that in June, you will invest more time and energy in business trips or remote collaborations, or in scientific, cultural or academic pursuits.
You might feel the impulse to complete your education or to deepen the knowledge in a specific domain, to specialize in something, to publish an article or a book etc.
Usually, you have the tendency of obtaining business alliances with richer people, and these relationships are quite intense, so when the time comes to choose a life partner, you will always look for someone with a pleasant personality, active, kind, stable and next to whom they feel they can have an easy path.
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The retrogradation of Mercury in 2021 activate the vocational houses , and also the house of earned money and the house of personality.
When Mercury turns retrograde this year, the astrologers recommend to reorganize the work rhythm and your priorities and to pay more attention to relationships with their colleagues and the way you communicate at work.
You could take advantage of this retrograde transit to reorganize a work team or group or to highlight themselves as worthy members of the team.
Because Mercury governs the Scorpio’s house of future plans, of friendship and ideals, it is best that in March to courageously reconsider their professional long-term objectives, without being afraid of changes.
After March 28 , things start to clear up, the information and the intentions are no longer shadowed by doubts and they have the possibility of taking the first steps towards a better future.
The retrogradation of Mercury in the career house can give them the necessary energy to finalize the projects they’ve already started and to put an end to a professional phase.
However, communication issues may occur with the superiors or with the state institutions. You can take advantage of this period to try out new career directions or to renew contracts with older collaborators.
It is time to restructure your activity, to reconsider their market position if you are an entrepreneur, to analyze older data and information in order to understand what changes they need to do to obtain better results on long-term.
To successfully overcome the difficult period from the summer of 2021, you need to prove that they have organizational skills and know how to set your priorities and also that they can quickly adapt to different situations.
The good news for the end of the year is that on November 8 of 2021, you will have great chances to discover new income sources.
Health
A varied diet that can provide the Scorpio women the chance to use their energy is the best. You should stay away from food that is rich in fat. A vegetarian diet is very indicated for this zodiac sign.
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The recommended foods include brown rice, millet, wheat germs, lettuce, celery, and cucumbers.
The indicated fruits are cherries, oranges, and lemons. The influence of Mars on this zodiac sign determines the necessity of an important intake of water and vegetable juice and to avoid excessive consumption of salt.
For the Scorpio man, a diet rich in fibers, with plenty of fruits and vegetables is ideal.
Strongly flavored or spicy foods should not be missing from their diet. The native can get so much involved in his work that sometimes he forgets to eat.
This is why your diet should contain many easy to cook products that can be consumed fast.
You have endless energy, so you need to move a lot, regardless of your weight. Being a water sign, you love aquatic sports (swimming, canoeing, diving etc.).
Boxing and martial arts are also demanding sports that burn a lot of calories, suitable for your aggressive nature.
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In Touch, March 29
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Cover: Jennifer Lopez humiliated by Alex Rodriguez
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Page 1: Contents
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Page 2: Who Wore It Better? Catt Sadler vs. Brooke Burke in BFFs & Babes, Li Bingbing vs. Jennifer Lopez in Georges Hobeika, Kacey Musgraves vs. Sydney Sweeney in David Koma
Page 4: Revenge of the Week -- Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain said he didn't believe a word of Meghan Markle's claims of severe mental distress during her time as a working royal and the next day he stormed off the set after a colleague suggested he was trashing Meghan because she cut him off -- hours later, amid more than 41,000 complaints about his comments, including one from Meghan herself in which she reportedly accused him of degrading the seriousness of mental health issues, Piers refused to apologize and chose instead to quit -- Sharon Osbourne and Bethenny Frankel got burned too
Page 5: Rebel of the Week -- Melissa McCarthy said she has never been flipped off or told to f--k off as much as fellow celebs' reactions to her wearing a tracksuit and sneakers to the Oscars afterparty in 2019, Practical Joker of the Week -- Eve Hewson prank-called Justin Timberlake after stealing her dad Bono's address book, Number of the Week -- 14 pounds Gwyneth Paltrow says she gained over the past year mostly from eating pasta and biscuits and cheese, Man Candy of the Week -- Mike Manning
Page 6: Crib of the Week -- Jimmy Fallon's quirky triplex in NYC, Winners of the Week -- Alias fans -- Jennifer Garner says sign her up when asked if she'd do a reboot of her spy series, Loser of the Week -- Kim Kardashian rails that she's not a meteorologist after fans point out she confused a recent California hailstorm with snow
Page 8: Up Close -- Prince Harry and pregnant Meghan Markle holding son Archie in a black-and-white photo taken by photographer Misan Harriman
Page 9: Kaley Cuoco gets ready for a photo shoot wearing the suit of her dreams from Dolce & Gabbana, Justin Bieber and his dog Oscar, Jennifer Lopez doing her best Cameron Diaz in There's Something About Mary impression in the tub
Page 10: Lady Gaga and onscreen husband Adam Driver in Milan for House of Gucci
Page 12: Will Smith in a pool in Dubai, Kylie Jenner posing in front of vending machines, Mariah Carey holding her dog
Page 14: Jennifer Aniston films evening scenes for The Morning Show with co-stars Hannah Leder and Mark Duplass in L.A., Halle Berry, Selena Gomez and Martin Short sashay on the set of their new comedy Only Murders in the Building
Page 18: Grammy Awards -- Beyonce, Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin
Page 19: Lizzo blurted Bitch I'm Back, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, Harry Styles and Taylor Swift chatted during a commercial break, Noah Cyrus
Page 20: Grammys' Standout Stars -- Taylor Swift, Maren Morris, Megan Thee Stallion
Page 21: Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Lizzo
Page 22: Heather Locklear, who stepped out in LA looking curvier than usual, has had an epiphany: she isn't going to put herself through the wringer by crash-dieting just to be pencil thin and she loves herself just the way she is -- she recently broke her engagement to high school sweetheart Chris Heisser, with whom she had a volatile on-off relationship for years and she's taking it easy on herself because she's been through a lot -- she's also sober and one of the sayings you might hear in rehab is Never HALT, which means don't ever get too hungry, angry, lonely or tired so if Heather is hungry, she's going to eat and the last thing she wants to do now is focus on dieting when she should be putting all her energy into staying sober
Page 23: Blake Shelton is seeing red over his ex Miranda Lambert's decision to open a bar and grill on the same block in Nashville as his Ole Red tavern because he put his heart and soul into it, and now she's opening a Tex-Mex joint called Casa Rosa this summer -- Miranda loves to stick it to her ex who blindsided her with divorce papers in 2015 amid accusations she cheated, which she's denied -- she's telling everyone her food will be way better than the slop he's serving -- it's amazing that after all these years these two, who have both moved on and are in love with other people, are still fighting
* Demi Lovato has a surprising take on her battle with drugs: they saved her life -- she says there were times she dealt with suicidal ideations, and had she gone forward with that in that moment instead of turning to another destructive coping mechanism, she wouldn't be here to tell her story -- of course, her coping mechanism almost ended up killing her: she suffered three strokes and a heart attack in 2018 after overdosing
* Star Sightings -- Alex Rodriguez and friends joined the 54-day fitness phenomenon in Miami, Justin Long opened up to Survivor-Net in LA about his mother's battle with ovarian cancer, Erin Ziering hit SUR Beach House in Cabo, Mexico
Page 24: Cover Story -- Jennifer Lopez gets dumped -- the wedding is off and so is the relationship -- Jennifer and Alex Rodriguez's nasty split -- they claim they're working through things, but they're done, and it's only a matter of time until she has to admit it publicly
Page 28: Queen Elizabeth's tears: what has happened to my family? As she weathers the most devastating crises in her 70 year reign, Elizabeth is desperate to keep The Firm united
Page 30: Property Brothers show sued for shoddy work -- Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott's hit show and reputations come under attack
Page 32: Chip and Joanna Gaines -- how our faith saved us -- Chip and Jo reinforced their foundation before returning to TV
Page 34: The Big Interview -- Bryan Abasolo and Rachel Lindsay -- three years after the final rose, this Bachelorette duo is taking on the franchise
Page 42: Animal Overload -- my dog looks like Kate Hudson
Page 45: Double Take -- Star Wars: The Last Jedi star Kelly Marie Tran guests on The Late Late Show With James Corden in L.A.
Page 46: Horoscope -- Aries Jessica Chastain turned 44 on March 24
Page 48: Last Laughs
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1.      Animal                                     MUPPETS
2.       Armistice                                   WESTWORLD (Ingrid Bolso Berdal)
3.       Daenerys Targaryen                   GAME OF THRONES (Emilia Clarke)
4.       Maurice Moss                           THE IT CROWD (Richard Ayoade)
5.       Beaker                                      MUPPETS
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51.    Beanpole                                   THE TRIPODS (Ceri Seel)
52.    Chef                                          SOUTH PARK (Isaac Hayes)
53.    Comic book guy                        THE SIMPSONS (Hank Azaria)
54.    Disco Stu                                   THE SIMPSONS (Hank Azaria)
55.    Fonzie                                       HAPPY DAYS (Henry Winkler)
56.    Pebbles Flintstone                      THE FLINTSTONES (Jean Vander Pyl)
57.    Robin                                        BATMAN (Burt Ward)
58.    Ryan Howard                             THE OFFICE (B.J. Novak)
59.    Seer                                          VIKINGS (John Kavanagh)
60.  Patrick Goad                             DEAD SET (Andy Nyman)
61.    PC Principle                               SOUTH PARK (Trey Parker)
62.    Wendy Testaburger                   SOUTH PARK (Mary Kay Bergman)
63.    Prince Albert                              VICTORIA (Tom Hughes)
64.    Alice Nelson                              THE BRADY BUNCH (Ann B. Davis)
65.    Amy                                          THE WALKING DEAD (Emma Bell)
66.    Andy Bernard                            THE OFFICE (Ed Helms)
67.    Anne of Cleves                           THE TUDORS (Joss Stone)
68.    Snake Archie Simpson                DEGRASSI (Stefan Brogren)
69.    Audrey Horne                            TWIN PEAKS (Sherilyn Fenn)
70.  Axel                                         THE WALKING DEAD (Lew Temple)
71.    Brienne of Tarth                         GAME OF THRONES (Gwendoline Christie)
72.    Catherine Howard                      HENRY VIII (2003) (Emily Blunt)
73.    Cheryl West                               OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE (Robyn Malcolm)
74.    Dale Horvath                             THE WALKING DEAD (Jeffrey DeMunn)
75.    Darlene Conner                         ROSEANNE (Sara Gilbert)
76.    Diana                                        V  (Jane Badler)
77.    Frank Ponch                              CHIPS (Erik Estrada)
78.    Samantha Jones                         SEX AND THE CITY (Kim Cattrall)
79.    Shane Walsh                              THE WALKING DEAD (Jon Bernthal)
80.  Miss Piggy                               THE MUPPETS (Laurie O'Brien)
81.    Mr Burns                                   THE SIMPSONS (Harry Shearer)
82.    Negan                                      THE WALKING DEAD (Jeffrey Dean Morgan)
83.    Noah                                        THE WALKING DEAD (Tyler James Williams)
84.    Pat the rat                                 SONS AND DAUGHTERS (Rowena Wallace)
85.    T-Dog                                       THE WALKING DEAD (IronE Singleton)
86.    Penguin                         BATMAN (Burgess Meredith)
87.    Stanford Blatch                          SEX AND THE CITY (William Garson)
88.    Dana Scully                                THE X-FILES (Gillian Anderson)
89.    Groundskeeper Willie                 THE SIMPSONS (Dan Castellaneta)
90.  Hyacinth Bucket                       KEEPING UP APPEARANCES (Patricia Routledge)
91.    Toby Flenderson                        THE OFFICE (Paul Lieberstein)
92.    Mr Squiggle                              MR SQUIGGLE (Norman Hetherington)
93.    Charles Upchuck                        DARIA (Geoffrey Arend)
94.    Chris Griffin                               FAMILY GUY (Seth Green)
95.    Count von count                        SESAME STREET
96.    Denise Bryson                            TWIN PEAKS (David Duchovny)
97.    Gran Ruth Smith             ANGRY BOYS (Chris Lilley)
98.    Henry Parker                             TRIPODS (Jim Baker)
99.    Jadis (Anne)                               THE WALKING DEAD (Pollyanna McIntosh)
100.                      Karl Strand                   WESTWORLD (Gustaf Skarsgard)
101.Lord Melbourne                        VICTORIA (Rufus Sewell)
102.Michonne                      THE WALKING DEAD (Danai Gurira)
103.Mr Garrison                  SOUTH PARK (Trey Parker)
104.Rednecks                      SOUTH PARK (Trey Parker)
105.Sandi Griffin                  DARIA (Janie Mertz)
106.Shelly marsh                  SOUTH PARK (Mary Kay Bergman)
107.Mr. Snuffleupagus          SESAME STREET
108.Spike Christine Nelson   DEGRASSI (Amanda Stepto)
109.Swedish chef                 THE MUPPETS (Jim Henson)
110.                      Will Parker                   THE TRIPODS (John Shackley)
111.Carl Grimes                   THE WALKING DEAD (Chandler Riggs)
112.Charlene Mitchell           NEIGHBOURS (Kylie Minogue)
113.Darryl Philbin                 THE OFFICE (Craig Robinson)
114.David Healy                   ROSEANNE (Johnny Galecki)
115.Deanna Monroe                        THE WALKING DEAD (Tovah Feldshuh)
116.Diane Choksondik          SOUTH PARK (Trey Parker)
117.Doctor Who                  DOCTOR WHO (Tom Baker)
118.Eugene Porter               THE WALKING DEAD (Josh McDermitt)
119.Hal Stanton                   BANGKOK HILTON (1989) (Denholm Elliott)
120.                      Henry VIII                     HENRY VIII (2003 Ray Winstone)
121.Hershel Greene              THE WALKING DEAD (Scott Wilson)
122.James Hurley                 TWIN PEAKS (James Marshall)
123.Joffrey Baratheon           GAME OF THRONES (Jack Gleeson)
124.Kelly Kapoor                 THE OFFICE (Mindy Kaling)
125.Margaery Tyrell             GAME OF THRONES (Natalie Dormer)
126.Mark Moran                  UNDERBELLY (Callan Mulvey)
127.Maxine Conway             WENTWORTH (Socratis Otto)
128.Michelle and Ferret        FAST FORWARD (Magda Szubanski & Alan Pentland)
129.Moe Szyslak                  THE SIMPSONS (Hank Azaria)
130.                      Morgan Jones              THE WALKING DEAD (Lennie James)
131.Nancy Bartlett                ROSEANNE (Sandra Bernhard)
132.Otis                              THE WALKING DEAD (Pruitt Taylor Vince)
133.Samwell Tarly                GAME OF THRONES (John Bradley)
134.Sasha Williams               THE WALKING DEAD (Sonequa Martin-Green)
135.Abraham Ford               THE WALKING DEAD (Michael Cudlitz)
136.Simon Casey                  TEACHERS (Andrew Lincoln)
137.Stanley Hudson              THE OFFICE (Leslie David Baker)
138.Theon Greyjoy               GAME OF THRONES (Alfie Allen)
139.William Compton           THE TUDORS (Kris Holden-Ried)
140.                      Jason Moran                UNDERBELLY (Les Hill)
141.Joker                            BATMAN (Cesar Romero)
142.Milhouse Van Houten     THE SIMPSONS (Pamela Hayden)
143.Lord Varys                    GAME OF THRONES (Conleth Hill)
144.Viserys Targaryen          GAME OF THRONES (Harry Lloyd)
145.Newman                       SEINFELD (Wayne Knight)
146.Principal Skinner            THE SIMPSONS (Harry Shearer)
147.Chief Wiggum                THE SIMPSONS (Hank Azaria)
148.Dwight                          THE WALKING DEAD (Austin Amelio)
149.Richard Bucket               KEEPING UP APPEARANCES (Clive Swift)
150.                      Big gay Al                    SOUTH PARK (Matt Stone)
151.Edna Krabappel             SIMPSONS (Marcia Wallace)
152.Jeannie                         I DREAM OF JEANNIE (Barbara Eden)
153.Kevin “Kev” Twine          DEREK (David Earl)
154.Linda La Hughes            GIMME GIMME GIMME (Kathy Burke)
155.Randy Marsh                 SOUTH PARK (Trey Parker)
156.Sheila Broflovski                        SOUTH PARK (Mona Marshall & Mary Kay Bergman)
157.Stacy Rowe                    DARIA (Sarah Drew)
158.Tiffany Blum-Deckler      DARIA (Ashley Albert)
159.Wednesday Addams      THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Lisa Loring)
160.                      Wheels Derek Wheeler DEGRASSI (Neil Hope)
161.Yick Yu                          DEGRASSI (Siluck Saysanasy)
162.Bonnie Carlson              BIG LITTLE LIES (Zoe Kravitz)
163.Caitlin Ryan                   DEGRASSI (Stacie Mistysyn)
164.Carrie Bradshaw                        SEX AND THE CITY (Sarah Jessica Parker)
165.Catherine Howard          THE TUDORS (Tamzin Merchant)
166.Cersei Lannister             GAME OF THRONES (Lena Headey)    
167.Charles Miner                OFFICE (Idris Elba)
168.Cigarette smoking man  X-FILES (William B. Davis)
169.David Wallace                OFFICE  (Andy Buckley)
170.                      Denise Cloyd                WALKING DEAD (Merritt Wever)
171.Derek Noake                 DEREK (Ricky Gervais)
172.Eddard Stark                 GAME OF THRONES (Sean Bean)
173.Edina Monsoon             ABSOLUTLEY FABULOUS (Jennifer Saunders)
174.Geraldine Granger         VICAR OF DIBLEY (Dawn French)
175.Glenn Rhee                    WALKING DEAD (Steven Yeun)
176.Helen Morgendorffer     DARIA (Wendy Hoopes)
177.The Hound                    GAME OF THRONES (Rory McCann)
178.Jaime Lannister              GAME OF THRONES (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau)
179.Jan Brady                      BRADY BUNCH (Eve Plumb)
180.                      Jan Levinson                OFFICE (Melora Hardin)
181.Kel Knight                     KATH AND KIM (Glenn Robbins)
182.Maddy                          TWIN PEAKS (Sheryl Lee)
183.Melisandre                    GAME OF THRONES (Carice van Houten)
184.Mendoza                      THE MYSTERIOUS CITIES OF GOLD (Isao Sasaki & Howard Ryshpan)
185.Meredith Palmer            OFFICE (Kate Flannery)
186.Log lady                        TWIN PEAKS (Catherine E. Coulson)
187.Mother                         ABSOLUTLY FABULOUS (June Whitfield)
188.Ned Flanders                 SIMPSONS (Harry Shearer)
189.Onslow                         KEEPING UP APPEARANCES
190.                      Oscar Martinez             OFFICE (Oscar Nunez)
191.Pam Beesly                    OFFICE (Jenna Fischer)
192.Phyllis Lapin                   OFFICE (Phyllis Smith)
193.Renata Klein                  BIG LITTLE LIES (Laura Dern)
194.Richard Carlisle              BANGKOK HILTON (Hugo Weaving)
195.Sarah Palmer                 TWIN PEAKS (Grace Zabriskie)
196.Shiva the tiger               WALKING DEAD
197.Shoshanna Shapiro        GIRLS (Zosia Mamet)
198.Sophia Peletier              WALKING DEAD (Madison Lintz)
199.Tara Chambler               WALKING DEAD (Alanna Masterson)
200.Tommy ‘Hawk’ Hill         TWIN PEAKS  (Michael Horse)
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danbenzvi · 2 months ago
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Just listened to: “Now That’s What I Call Music! (UK Edition) #108″
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Featuring the following tracks:
Olivia Rodrigo - “Drivers License”
Miley Cyrus - “Midnight Sky”
Harry Styles - “Golden”
Dua Lipa - “We’re Good”
Jason Derulo featuring Adam Levine - “Lifestyle”
The Weeknd - “Save Your Tears”
Glass Animals - “Heat Waves”
Billie Eilish - “Therefore I Am”
P!nk and Willow Sage Hart - “Cover Me In Sunshine”
Shane Codd - “Get Out My Head”
RAYE and Rudimental - “Regardless”
Ava Max - “My Head & My Heart”
HVME featuring Travis Scott - “Goosebumps”
Riton X Nightcrawlers featuring Mufasa and Hypeman - “Friday (Dopamine Re-Edit)”
ATB, Topic and A7S - “Your Love (9PM)”
Tiesto - “The Business”
Lana Del Rey - “Let Me Love You Like A Woman”
James Arthur - “Train Wreck”
Passenger - “Sword From The Stone (Gingerbread Remix)”
Liam Gallagher - “All You’re Dreaming Of”
The Killers - “My Own Soul’s Warning”
YUNGBLUD & Machine Gun Kelly - “acting like that”
Nathan Evans - “Wellerman - Sea Shanty”
Miley Cyrus featuring Dua Lipa - “Prisoner”
Ariana Grande - “34 + 35″
Anne-Marie X KSI X Digital Farm Animals - “Don’t Play”
Shawn Mendes & Justin Bieber - “Monster”
The Kid LAROI - “WITHOUT YOU”
Lil Tjay featuring 6LACK - “Calling My Phone”
Nathan Dawe X Little Mix - “No Time For Tears”
Jason Derulo X Nuka - “Love Not War (The Tampa Beat)”
Cardi B - “Up”
Doja Cat - “Streets”
Clean Bandit featuring iann dior - “Higher”
James Hype & HARLEE - “Afraid”
Navos - “Believe Me”
Jennifer Lopez - “In The Morning”
Lady Gaga - “911″
Kylie Minogue and Dua Lipa - “Real Groove (Studio 2054 Remix)”
Sophie Ellis-Bextor - “Crying At The Discotheque”
Steps - “To The Beat Of My Heart”
Sabrina Carpenter - “Skin”
Sam Smith - “Kids Again”
Years & Years - “It’s A Sin” (originally performed by the Pet Shop Boys)
Celeste - “A Little Love”
Becky Hill - “Forever Young”
[Did this one as a Spotify playlist instead of a physical release.  As such, did the unedited versions of the songs instead of the edited versions.  The physical release will include the edited versions of the songs by: Olivia Rodrigo, Jason Derulo featuring Adam Levine, The Weeknd, HVME featuring Travis Scott, YUNGBLUD & Machine Gun Kelly, Ariana Grande, The Kid LAROI, Lil Tjay featuring 6LACK, Cardi B and Doja Cat.  If you’re cool with that, enjoy the physical release.  If not, go streaming.]
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books-in-a-storm · 3 months ago
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Snowflake Book Review Master List N-S
N:
Nothing But a Dare- Molly O'Hare
North Ridge-Karina Halle❤
Wild Card(North Ridge #1)
Maverick(North Ridge #2)
Hot Shot(North Ridge #3)
North Star-Tracey Ward
Knockout(North Star #1)
Brawler(North Star #2)
Nitro Crew-Winter Travers
Burndown(Nitro Crew #1)
Holeshot(Nitro Crew #2)
Redlight(Nitro Crew #3)
Shutdown(Nitro Crew #4)
O:
Over the Fence- Melanie Moreland
One Night-Jodi Ellen Malpas❤
Promised(One Night #1)
Denied(One Night #2)
Unveiled(One Night #3)
Out of the Cage- Lane Hart
Cain(Out of the Cage #1)
P:
Poles Apart-Kirsty Moseley
Predators MC-Jamie Begley
Riot(Predators MC #1)
Stand Off(Predators MC #2)
Hostage(Predators MC #3)
Powerhouse M.A.-Winter Travers❤
Dropkick My Heart(Powerhouse M.A. #1)
Love on the Mat (Powerhouse M.A. #2)
Black Belt in Love(Powerhouse M.A. #3)
Black Belt Knockout(Powerhouse M.A. #4)
Providence-Mary B. Moore
Forever Mine(Providence #1)
More Than Forever(Providence #2)
Until Forever(Providence #3)
My Forever(Providence #3.5)
Choosing Forever(Providence #4)
Until Tom, Finding Forever(Providence #5)
Forever Ducked(Providence #6)
Bound To Me Forever(Providence #7)
Providence Gold-Mary B. Moore
Until Fools Find Gold(Providence Gold #1)
Mad Gold(Providence Gold #2)
Tainted Gold(Providence Gold #3)
Going For Gold(Providence Gold #4)
Forbidden Gold(Providence Gold #5)
Q:
R:
Reed’s Reckoning- Ahren Sanders
Real-Katy Evens
Real(Real #1)
Mine(Real #2)
Remy(Real #3)
Rogue(Real #4)
Riggs Brothers-Julie Kriss
Drive Me Wild(Riggs Brothers #1)
Take Me Down(Riggs Brothers #2)
Work Me Up(Riggs Brothers #3)
Make Me Beg(Riggs Brothers #4)
Real Love-Jessica Lemmon
Eye Candy(Real Love #1)
Arm Candy(Real Love #2)
Rescue Me-Debbie Burns
A New Leash on Love(Rescue Me #1)
Sit, Stay, Love(Rescue Me #2)
Redemption-Sarah Castille
Against the Ropes(Redemption #1)
In Your Corner(Redemption #2)
Full Contact(Redemption #3)
The Ride-Megan O'Brien ❤
Cole(The Ride #1)
Sal (The Ride #2)
Axel (The Ride #3)
Ryker(The Ride #4)
Cal(The Ride #5)
The Rule Breakers-Jennifer Blackwood❤
The Rule Book(The Rule Breakers #1)
The Rule Maker(The Rule Breakers #2)
Ravage MC-Ryan Michele
Ravage Me(Ravage MC #1)
Seduce Me(Ravage MC #2)
Consume Me(Ravage MC #3)
Inflame Me(Ravage MC #4)
Captivate Me(Ravage MC #5)
Rocky Mountain K9 Unit-Katie Ruggle
Run to Ground(Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #1)
On the Chase(Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #2)
Survive the Night(Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #3)
Through the Fire(Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #4)
Ross Brothers Trilogy-Nikki Mays
Nailed by You(Ross Brothers Trilogy #1)
Hammered with You(Ross Brothers Trilogy #2)
Getting the Axe(Ross Brothers Trilogy #3)
S:
Since Drew-J. Nathan
Secret Billionaire Baby Daddy-Ember Flint
Stuck with You-Nikki Mays
Sugar Baby Beautiful- J.J. McAvoy
SAPD SWAT-Nikki Mays
Surrender to You(SAPD SWAT #1)
Addicted to You(SAPD SWAT #2)
Cuffed by You(SAPD SWAT #3)
Protected by You(SAPD SWAT #4)
Justice for You(SAPD SWAT #5)
Frisked by You(SAPD SWAT #6)
The Southern Gentleman-Lani Lynn Vale
Hissy Fit(The Southern Gentleman #1)
Lord Have Mercy(The Southern Gentleman #2)
Smith Brothers-Sherilee Gray
Mountain Man(Smith Brothers #1)
Wild Man(Smith Brothers #2)
Search and Rescue-Katie Ruggle❤  
On His Watch(Search and Rescue 0.5)
Hold Your Breath(Search and Rescue #1)
Fan the Flames(Search and Rescue #2)
Gone Too Deep(Search and Rescue #3)
In Safe Hands(Search and Rescue #4)
After the End(Search and Rescue #4.5)
Second Chance-Jessica Lemmon❤
Bringing Home the Bad Boy(Second Chance #1)
Rescuing the Bad Boy(Second Chance #2)
A Bad Boy for Christmas(Second Chance #3)
Return of the Bad Boy(Second Chance #4)
Skid Row Kings-Winter Travers❤
Downshift(Skid Row Kings #1)
Powershift(Skid Row Kings #2)
Bangshift(Skid Row Kings #3)
Slater Brothers-L.A Casey ❤  
Dominic(Slater Brothers #1)
Bronagh(Slater Brothers #1.5)
Alec(Slater Brothers #2)
Keela(Slater Brothers #2.5)
Kane(Slater Brothers #3)
Aideen(Slater Brothers #3.5)
Ryder(Slater Brothers #4)
Branna(Slater Brothers #4.5)
Damien(Slater Brothers #5)
Alannah(Slater Brothers #5.5)
Brothers(Slater Brothers #6)
Sons of Templar MC-Anne Malcom
Making the Cut(Sons of Templar MC #1)
Firestorm(Sons of Templar MC #2)
Outside the Lines(Sons of Templar MC #2.5)
Out of the Ashes(Sons of Templar MC #3)
Southern Boys-C.A. Harms❤
Forgiving Reed(Southern Boys #1)
Finding Gavin(Southern Boys #2)
Loving Colt(Southern Boys #3)
Southern Heart-Kaylee Ryan❤
Southern Pleasure(Southern Heart #1)
Southern Desire(Southern Heart #2)
Southern Attraction(Southern Heart #3)
South Island PD-Ranae Rose❤
Dark Blue (South Island PD #1)
Past Midnight(South Island PD #2)
Stage Dive-Kylie Scott
Lick(Stage Dive #1)
Play(Stage Dive #2)
Lead(Stage Dive #3)
Deep(Stage Dive #4)
St. Luke’s Docuseries-Max Monroe❤
Dr. OB(St. Luke’s Docuseries #1)
Dr. ER(St. Luke’s Docuseries #2)
Dr. NEURO(St. Luke’s Docuseries #3)
Simple Man-Lani Lynn Vale❤
Kinda Don’t Care(Simple Man #1)
Maybe Don’t Wanna(Simple Man #2)
Get You Some(Simple Man #3)
Ain’t Doin’ It(Simple Man #4)
Too Bad So Sad(Simple Man #5)
Spartan Riders MC -J.C. Valentine
Grit(Spartan Riders MC #1)
Mettle(Spartan Riders MC #2)
Vigor(Spartan Riders MC #3)
BRASH(Spartan Riders MC #4)
Selected Sinners MC-Scott Hildreth
Making the Cut(Selected Sinners MC #1)
Taking the Heat(Selected Sinners MC #2)
Otis(Selected Sinners MC #3)
Hung(Selected Sinners MC #4)
Ex-Con(Selected Sinners MC #5)
Savage Brothers MC-Jordan Marie
Breaking Dragon(Savage Brothers MC #1)
Saving Dancer(Savage Brothers MC #2)
Loving Nicole(Savage Brothers MC #3)
Small Town Romance-Vanessa Vale
Montana Fire(Small Town Romance #1)
Montana Ice(Small Town Romance #2)
Montana Heat(Small Town Romance #3)
Montana Wild(Small Town Romance #4)
SWAT Generation 2.0-Lani Lynn Vale
Just Kidding(SWAT Generation 2.0 #1)
Fries Before Guys(SWAT Generation 2.0 #2)
Maybe Swearing Will Help(SWAT Generation 2.0 #3)
Ask Me If I Care(SWAT Generation 2.0 #4)
May Contain Wine(SWAT Generation 2.0 #5)
Joke’s on You(SWAT Generation 2.0 #6)
Join the Club(SWAT Generation 2.0 #7)
Any Day Now(SWAT Generation 2.0 #8)
Say It Ain’t So(SWAT Generation 2.0 #9)
Officially Over It(SWAT Generation 2.0 #10)
Nobody Knows(SWAT Generation 2.0 #11)
Depends On Who’s Asking(SWAT Generation 2.0 #12)
Sawyer Brothers- C.A. Harms
Ryan’s Love(Sawyer Brothers #1)
Jackson’s Destiny(Sawyer Brothers #2)
Noah’s Journey(Sawyer Brothers #3)
Stark International -J. Kenner
Say My Name(Stark International #1)
On My Knees(Stark International #2)
Under My Skin(Stark International #3)
Surrender- Ahren Sanders
Surrendering(Surrender #1)
Surviving(Surrender #2)
Stumbling Through Life- Molly O'Hare
Stumbling Into Him(Stumbling Through Life #1)
Stumbling Into Forever(Stumbling Through Life #2)
Stumbling into the Holidays(Stumbling Through Life #3)
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doubleattitude · 3 months ago
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JUMP Dance Convention, Phoenix, AZ: RESULTS
High Scores by Age:
JUMPstart Solo
1st: Tatum Self-’Somewhere Over The Rainbow’
2nd: Harper Schwalb-’You Are So Beautiful’
3rd: Lucia Piedrahita-’Fields of Gold’
4th: Navy Forrest-’Charge It Please’
5th: Mikayla Isler-’Baby I’m A Star’
6th: Kaylee Jones-’My New Philosphy’
7th: Charlotte Rathjen-’Do You Want To Build A Snowman’
7th: Soleil Lynch-’Titanium’
8th: Aliya Yen-’Loyal, Brave & True’
9th: Shale Herrera-’Wonderful World’
10th: Jewel Moody-’Be So Blind’
Mini Solo
1st: Kiera Sun-’The Full Circle’
2nd: Fiona Sartain-’The Way You Move’
2nd: Alexis Alvarez-’Wide Eyes’
3rd: Ellary-Day Szyndlar-’Snow’
4th: Keelyn Jones-’Slowly Fading’
5th: Shayne Knapp-’Blackbird’
6th: Elsie Sandall-’Almost Gone’
6th: Peyton Szuberla-’Glacier’
7th: Esme Chou-’Particle’
8th: Naiya Abalos-’Forces’
8th: Madison Machado-’Hallelujah’
8th: Aliyah Middleton-’Legs’
8th: Scarlet Bunker-’Pretty Women’
9th: Sierra Wells-’Turn to Stone’
10th: Claire Gestring-’On The Mast of Faith’
Junior Solo
1st: Laci Stoico-’Mibiso’
2nd: Taylor Morrison-’That Walk’
2nd: Kylie Kaminsky-’The Offering’
3rd: Colby Rich-’I Lie’
4th: Amaya Weeks-’Illusions’
4th: Alyssa Park-’Switch’
4th: Kortlynn Rosenbaugh-’Unearthed’
4th: Ellie Smith-’Waking Dream’
5th: Campbell Castner-’Fallen’
5th: Ellie Duffin-’Gentle Savior’
6th: Brooke Toro-’Clear Your Mind’
6th: Makaia Roux-’Everything I Wanted’
6th: Abbi Francis-’Feel It Still’
6th: Julia Chavez-’Going Under’
7th: Emmy Claire Kaiden-’Eyesore’
8th: Chloe Tyler-’Material Girl’
9th: Charlotte Webster-’The Light’
10th: Lauren Perng-’Among The Waves’
10th: Tatum Kahler-’Dreams’
10th: Chloe Bailey-’Last Man Standing’
10th: Avery Lee-’New York, New York’
10th: Milan Padula-’Stand By Me’
10th: Abby Honstad-’Veiled’
Teen Solo
1st: Emma Donnelly-’What Would I Be Without You’
2nd: Emma Hellenkamp-’Blackbird’
3rd: Courtney Chiu-’Fever’
3rd: Isaiah Villegas-’Notorious’
4th: Alexis Adair-’A.M’
4th: Brightyn Rines-’End of Love’
5th: Avery Hall-’Lie To My Heart’
6th: Erin Park-’Respire’
6th: Hailey Myers-’Standing Still’
7th: Mia Larkin-’My Blood’
7th: Alexa Lopez-’Piel’
8th: Kayla Harrison-’Crumbling’
8th: Krysten Ham-’Forgiven’
8th: Caroline Skrable-’Pick Up The Phone’
9th: Addison Leitch-’Heart On The Table’
10th: Summer O’Haver-’Black Coffee’
Senior Solo
1st: Alex Shulman-’In System’
2nd: Ella Horan-’Profundo’
2nd: Jade Bucci-’Sacrifice’
3rd: Avery Gay-’Haxun’
4th: Rylee Kiel-’All That Way’
5th: Kailyn Yi-’I Never Left’
6th: Ashley Spiller-’Disconnect’
7th: Julia Christensen-’Calling’
7th: Imani Frazier-’Deepest Thoughts’
7th: Aimee Paredas-’Do You Love Me’
7th: Kennedy Barry-’The Distance Between’
7th: Jenn Gamma-’Unconscious Mind’
8th: Ally Couch-’Let’s Stay Together’
9th: Dawson Walker-’Ramblin’ Man’
10th: Lilly Lorber-’Evening Song’
10th: Leigha Agins-’Prerogative’
10th: Abbey Zirkle-’Sispirium’
JUMPstart Duo/Trio
1st: Danceplex-’Stand By Me’
2nd: Summer’s DanceWorks-’The Queens’
Mini Duo/Trio
1st: Dance Connection 2-’Rise Up’
2nd: Danceology-’Cars That Go Boom’
3rd: Danceology-’Do Somethin’
Junior Duo/Trio
1st: Danceology-’Chelloopa’
2nd: L.A Dance Arizona-’Just Got Paid’
3rd: Bricks Studio-’90′s Mix’
Teen Duo/Trio
1st: WESTSIDE Dance Project-’The Trial’
2nd: Danceology-’Busy Signal’
3rd: WESTSIDE Dance Project-’Pulse’
Senior Duo/Trio
1st: Royal Dance Works-’Evol’
2nd: Elite Dance and Performing Arts Center-’Come Home’
3rd: Safford Dance Academy-’Say Something’
JUMPstart Group
1st: Club Dance Studio-’The Rose’
2nd: Dance Connection 2-’Cookin’ With Grease’
3rd: Danceplex-’Little Wonders’
Mini Group
1st: Club Dance Studio-’Songbird’
2nd: Dance Connection 2-’Conga’
3rd: Dance Connection 2-’Love Shack’
Junior Group
1st: Dance Connection 2-’Dawn’
2nd: Club Dance Studio-’Let My Touch’
3rd: WESTIDE Dance Project-’Santa Fe’
Teen Group
1st: Club Dance Studio-’Creator’
2nd: WESTSIDE Dance Project-’Aurora’
2nd: The Platform Dance-’Fade’
3rd: Dance Connection 2-’Silence’
Senior Group
1st: Club Dance Studio-’Bamboo Banga’
2nd: Club Dance Studio-’Paquita’
3rd: Royal Dance Works-’Uncertainty’
JUMPstart Line
1st: Club Dance Studio-’Baby Mine’
2nd: The Platform Dance-’Get Up’
3rd: The Platform Dance-’Somewhere Out There’
Mini Line
1st: Club Dance Studio-’Chapstick’
2nd: Dance Connection 2-’Dreamin’
3rd: Club Dance Studio-’Clap Snap’
Junior Line
1st: Danceology-’Just Got Paid’
2nd: Dance Connection 2-’RSVP’
2nd: Club Dance Studio-’Skin’
3rd: Club Dance Studio-’Bassline’
Teen Line
1st: Dance Connection 2-’Be Italian’
1st: Royal Dance Works-’Eye On Hand’
1st: WESTSIDE Dance Project-’Illusion’
2nd: Danceology-’My Hands Are Always Cold’
2nd: WESTSIDE Dance Project-’Strings’
3rd: WESTSIDE Dance Project-’Obsidian’
Senior Line
1st: Danceology-’It’s Weezy’
2nd: Royal Dance Works-’Exhale’
3rd: Club Dance Studio-’Impossible’
JUMPstart Extended Line
1st: Club Dance Studio-’Bathing Beauties’
2nd: Club Dance Studio-’Copa Cabana’
2nd: Dance Connection 2-’Jailhouse Rock’
3rd: Club Dance Studio-’Hollaback Girl’
Mini Extended Line
1st: Club Dance Studio-’Drum Step’
2nd: The Platform Dance-’Smash Bros’
3rd: Dance Connection 2-’Courage’
Junior Extended Line
1st: Club Dance Studio-’A La Cardi’
2nd: Club Dance Studio-’Din Da Da’
3rd: Club Dance Studio-’Physical’
Teen Extended Line
1st: Club Dance Studio-’Who Da Baby’
2nd: Danceology-’Not Today Satan’
3rd: WESTSIDE Dance Project-’One More Cup of Coffee’
Senior Extended Line
1st: Danceology-’Above Below’
2nd: Club Dance Studio-’Yo’
3rd: Dance Connection 2-’Come Together’
3rd: Danceology-’Night Thirst’
3rd: Club Dance Studio-’Slave For You’
Junior Production
1st: Danceology-’Blind Faith’
2nd: Danceology-’Rich Girl’
3rd: Danceology-’Level Up’
Teen Production
1st: The Platform Dance-’B’
2nd: Dance Connection 2-’Swing Kids’
3rd: Royal Dance Works-’Baby’
Senior Production
1st: The Platform Dance-’Wash Us’
2nd: The Platform Dance-’Joyner’
High Scores by Performance Division:
JUMPstart Jazz
1st: Club Dance Studio-’Copa Cabana’ 1st: Dance Connection 2-’Jailhouse Rock’ 2nd: Danceplex-’Let’s Hear It For The Boy’ 3rd: Spisak Dance Academy-’Remember Me’
JUMPstart Hip-Hop
1st: Club Dance Studio-’Hollaback Girl’ 2nd: The Platform Dance-’Get Up’
JUMPstart Tap
1st: Dance Connection 2-’Mr. Lee’ 2nd: Spisak Dance Academy-’Choo Choo Cha Boogie’
JUMPstart Contemporary
Club Dance Studio-’Baby Mine’
JUMPstart Lyrical
1st: Club Dance Studio-’The Rose’ 2nd: Dance Connection 2-’Fly’ 3rd: Danceplex-’Little Wonders’
JUMPstart Musical Theatre
1st: Club Dance Studio-’Bathing Beauties’ 2nd: Dance Connection 2-’Cookin’ With Grease’
JUMPstart Ballroom
Club Dance Studio-’Barbie Girl’
Mini Jazz
1st: Club Dance Studio-’Chapstick’ 2nd: Dance Connection 2-’Love Shack’ 3rd: Dance Connection 2-’Hangin’ Around’ 3rd: Dance Connection 2-’Peek A Boo’
Mini Ballet
1st: Danceology-’Scarf Dance’ 2nd: Danceology-’Polonaise’
Mini Hip-Hop
1st: Club Dance Studio-’Drum Step’ 2nd: The Platform Dance-’Smash Bros’ 3rd: The Platform Dance-’Main Event’
Mini Tap
1st: Danceology-’Luck Be A Lady’ 2nd: Spisak Dance Academy-’Sea Cruise’ 3rd: Studio 49-’Splish Splash’
Mini Contemporary
1st: Dance Connection 2-’Dreamin’ 2nd: Danceology-’Time Passing’ 3rd: Danceology-’Saved From The Depths’
Mini Lyrical
1st: Club Dance Studio-’Songbird’ 2nd: Dance Connection 2-’Courage’ 3rd: The Platform Dance-’Wind Beneath My Wings’
Mini Musical Theatre
1st: Danceology-’Mary Poppins’ 2nd: Club Dance Studio-’Sisters’ 3rd: The Platform Dance-’I Can Cook’ 3rd: The Platform Dance-’Don’t Tell Mama’
Mini Ballroom
1st: Dance Connection 2-’Conga’ 2nd: Club Dance Studio-’Clap Snap’ 3rd: Danceology-’Favorite Things’
Mini Acro
Spisak Dance Academy-’Hot Hot Hot’
Junior Jazz
1st: Danceology-’Rich Girl’ 2nd: Club Dance Studio-’Physical’ 3rd: Club Dance Studio-’Bassline’
Junior Ballet
1st: Club Dance Studio-’Swan Lake’ 2nd: Danceology-’Paquita’ 3rd: Danceology-’Passarinjo’
Junior Hip-Hop
1st: Club Dance Studio-’A La Cardi’ 2nd: Danceology-’Level Up’ 3rd: The Platform Dance-’Kingdom Valley High’
Junior Tap
1st: Danceology-’Just Got Paid’ 2nd: Club Dance Studio-’Perm’ 3rd: Spisak Dance Academy-’Trip A Little Light Fantastic’
Junior Contemporary
1st: Danceology-’Blind Faith’ 2nd: Dance Connection 2-’Dawn’ 3rd: Club Dance Studio-’Let My Touch’
Junior Lyrical
1st: The Platform Dance-’Wild Hearts’ 2nd: Dance Connection 2-’Light In The Hallway’ 3rd: Dance Connection 2-’Stairway’
Junior Musical Theatre
1st: Dance Connection 2-’All Shook Up’ 2nd: Danceology-’Black Friday Fiasco’ 3rd: The Platform Dance-’Take Off With Us’
Junior Ballroom
1st: Club Dance Studio-’Din Da Da’ 2nd: Dance Connection 2-’RSVP’
Junior Specialty
1st: The Platform Dance-’Adirim’ 2nd: Danceology-’Backbone’ 2nd: Dance Conection 2-’Femme de Paris’ 3rd: Royal Dance Works-’Wherever You Are’
Teen Jazz
1st: Royal Dance Works-’Makeba’ 2nd: Royal Dance Works-’Dance Monkey’ 2nd: Club Dance Studio-’Wavy’ 2nd: Dance Connection 2-’Fastah’ 3rd: Dance Connection 2-’Do You Love Me’
Teen Ballet
Spisak Dance Academy-’Claire de Lune’
Teen Hip-Hop
1st: Club Dance Studio-’Who Da Baby’ 2nd: The Platform Dance-’Eat’ 3rd: Royal Dance Works-’Baby’
Teen Tap
1st: Studio 49-’Shout’ 2nd: The Platform Dance-’Colors Dripping Off’ 3rd: Conservatory of Dance-’Dr. Jazz’
Teen Contemporary
1st: WESTSIDE Dance Project-’One More Cup of Coffee’ 2nd: WESTSIDE Dance Project-’Illusion’ 3rd: Danceology-’My Hands Are Always Cold’ 3rd: WESTSIDE Dance Project-’Strings’
Teen Lyrical
1st: Dance Connection 2-’Silence’ 2nd: Dance Connection 2-’Letting Go’ 3rd: Dance Connection 2-’Confession’ 3rd: The Platform Dance-’Wicked Games’
Teen Musical Theatre
1st: Danceology-’Not Today Satan’ 2nd: Dance Connection 2-’I Gotcha’ 3rd: Spisak Dance Academy-’That Man’
Teen Ballroom
1st: Dance Connection 2-’Be Italian’ 2nd: Dance Connection 2-’Swing Kids’ 3rd: Club Dance Studio-’Pump’
Teen Specialty
1st: The Platform Dance-’B’ 2nd: Club Dance Studio-’Creator’ 3rd: Royal Dance Works-’Eye On Hand’
Senior Jazz
1st: Danceology-’Night Thirst’ 1st: Dance Connection 2-’Come Together’ 2nd: Club Dance Studio-’Impossible’ 3rd: Dance Connection 2-’Destinations’ 3rd: The Platform Dance-’My Lovin’
Senior Ballet
Club Dance Studio-’Paquita’
Senior Hip-Hop
1st: Danceology-’It’s Weezy’ 1st: Club Dance Studio-’Yo’ 2nd: The Platform Dance-’1 Dance’ 3rd: The Platform Dance-’Girl Gang’
Senior Contemporary
1st: Club Dance Studio-’Bamboo Banga’ 1st: Danceology-’Above Below’ 1st: The Platform Dance-’Wash Us’ 2nd: Royal Dance Works-’Exhale’ 3rd: Dance Connection 2-’Quiet Please’
Senior Lyrical
Club Dance Studio-’Vision of Love’
Senior Specialty
1st: The Platform Dance-’Ego Death’ 2nd: The Platform Dance-’Drip’
Senior Ballroom
Club Dance Studio-’Slave For You’
Best of JUMP:
JUMPstart
The Platform Dance-’Get Up’
Spisak Dance Academy-’Choo Choo Cha Boogie’
Danceplex-’Little Wonders’
Dance Connection 2-’Jailhouse Rock’
Club Dance Studio-’The Rose’
Mini
Danceology-’Mary Poppins’
The Platform Dance-’Smash Bros’
Club Dance Studio-’Drum Step’
Dance Connection 2-’Courage’
Junior
Club Dance Studio-’A La Cardi’
The Platform Dance-’Kingdom Valley High’
WESTIDE Dance Project-’Santa Fe’
Dance Connection 2-’Dawn’
Danceology-’Blind Faith’
Teen
Royal Dance Works-’Eye On Hand’
The Platform Dance-’B’
Danceology-’Not Today Satan’
WESTSIDE Dance Project-’One More Cup of Coffee’
Dance Connection 2-’Be Italian’
Danceplex-’Darling’
Club Dance Studio-’Who Da Baby’
Senior
The Platform Dance-’Wash Us’
Danceology-’Above Below’
Club Dance Studio-’Bamboo Banga’
Dance Connection 2-’Come Together’
Royal Dance Works-’Exhale’
Best In Studio:
Conservatory of Dance-’Supercut’
Danceology-’Not Today Satan’
The Platform Dance-’B’
WESTSIDE Dance Project-’One More Cup of Coffee’
Royal Dance Works-’Eye On Hand’
Club Dance Studio-’Who Da Baby’
Dance Studio C-’Power of Love’
Danceplex-’If I Say’
L.A Dance Arizona-’Remember The Day’
Dance Connection 2-’Be Italian’
Spisak Dance Academy-’That Man’
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pas-de-bouryas · 3 months ago
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You Rocked Jumps @ Jump PHX
Laci Stocio- Mibiso
Mikayla Isler- Baby I’m A Star
The Platform Dance- Girl Gang
Aimee Paredes- Do You Love Me
Shayne Knapp- Blackbird
The Platform- Wicked Games
The Platform- Distortion
The Platform- Ego Death
The Platform- Eat
The Platform- Fade
The Platform- Wind Beneath My Wings
The Platform- Joyner
The Platform- My Lovin
Aidan Sullivan- Ready
The Platform- Wild Hearts
The Platform- Smash Bros
The Platform- 1 Dance
Brightyn Rines- End Of Love
The Platform- Drip
The Platform- Kingdom Vallely High
The Platform- Wash Hs
The Platform- Get Up
The Platform- B
Lucia Piedrahita- Fields Of Gold
Devin Mar- Lonely Place
Tegan Chou- Multiverse
Enmy Claire Kaiden- Eyesore
Riley Platenberg- Talking Points
Erin Park- Respire
Adam Takahashi- Fullmoon
Katie Couch- Distant Earth
Addison Leitch- Heart On The Table
Ell Horan- Profundo
Kailyn Li- I Never Left
Kiera Sun- The Full Circle
WDP- Aurora
Alyssa Park- Switch
Campbell Castner- Fallen
WDP- Pulse
WDP- The Trial
WDP- My Love
WDP- Obsidian
WDP- Santa Fe
WDP- Strings
WDP- Illusions
WDP- One More Cup Of Coffee
Danceology- Level Up
Fiona Sartain- The Way You Move
Peyton Szuberla- Glacier
Keelyn Jones- Slowly Fading
Danceology- My Hands Are Always Cold
Abbi Francis- Feel It Still
Kylie Kamiskey- The Offering
Makaia Rouix- Everything I Wanted
Kayla Harrison
Danceology- Night Thirst
Danceology- Time Passing
Caroline Skrable
Brooke Toro
Danceology- Dream Of Dreaming
Kenedy Barry
Naiya Abalos
Danceology- Just Got Paid
Alex Shulman
Avery Hall
Emma Donnelly
Emma Hellenkamp
Jade Bucci
Danceology- Busy Signal
Danceology- Its Weezy
Addyson Smith
Danceology- Rich Girl
Dancelogy- Cha Cha Heels
Danceology- Paquita
Danceology- Above Below
Danceology- Mary Poppins
Hailey Meyers
Danceology- Blind Faith
Courtney Chiu
Julia Christensen
Danceology- Not Today Satan
All These are club
Hollaback girl
both sides now
ellary day szyndler
slave for you
copa cabana
amaya weeks
yo
skin
baby mine
impossible
kortlynn rosenbaugh
elsie sandall
swan lake
ellie smith
bathing beauties
paquita
chapstick
harper schwalb
pump
navy forrest
vision of love
summer ohaver
bassline
barbie girl
physical
imani frazier
drum step
bamboo banga
tatum self
clap snap
wavy
let my touch
julia chavez
colby rich
the rose
who da baby
songbird
avery gay
din da da
alexis alvarez
a la cardi
alexis adair
jenn gamma
creator (end of club)
alexa lopez
rylee kiel
royal- evol
ashley spiller
kysten hamm
royal- rest easy
royal- makeba
royal- dance monkey
royal- uncertainty
royal- exhale
royal- eye on hand
royal- gulls
royal- baby
dc2- do you love me
dc2- courage
dc2- fastha
dc2- all shook up
dc2- mr lee (all theses are dc2)
tomorrows song
the reason
conga
mia larkin
kaylee jones
dawn
destinations
isaiah villegas
jailhouse rock
empty chairs
dreamin
come together
taylor morrison
cooking with grease
quiet please
redemption
silence
rise up
be italian
ellie duffin
letting go
light in the hallway
rsvp
fly
love shack
confession
swing kids
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feuilletoniste · 5 months ago
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I forgot who tagged me in this (it was a while ago, okay) but I saw some Beloved Mutuals doing it and the template was in my drafts, so... here’s this. Under a cut because I talked about music a lot.
1. name / nickname: I go by Mia online, which is -- in the most technical sense -- a hypocoristic/diminutive of my real name. people who know me irl also call me Meike online sometimes
2. gender: I’m [extremely loud train passing by] —woman!
3. star sign: Sagittarius. I don’t know anything about astrology so I have no clue what that means but it is what it is
4. height: 181 cm last I checked. it’s always between 180-182
5. time: I started this post at 11:28 but got distracted. it is... no longer 11:28.
6. birthday: December. yes the entire month
7. favorite bands/groups: ooh good question. in no particular order, here are a bunch of bands I listen to a lot: Einstürzende Neubauten, Kino, Kittie, Sleater-Kinney, Depeche Mode, Hole, The Kills, My Chemical Romance, L7, Veruca Salt, Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus, Garbage, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Malaria!, Type O Negative, IC3PEAK, Molchat Doma, Skating Polly, Queen, Rammstein, Otep, Screaming Females, Superbus, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Die Haut, Halestorm, Metric, Nine Inch Nails, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Slowdive, Lush, Allie X, Lunachicks, Green Day, Nur Ein Wort, The Ropes, Pink Floyd, Mindless Self Indulgence, Stone Temple Pilots, Death Cab for Cutie, die ärtze, T-Rex, Semi Precious Weapons, Placebo, BUCK-TICK, The Birthday Party, Bikini Kill, Cocteau Twins, Mrs. Piss, Against Me!,  Die Toten Hosen, Motörhead, Blur, Pulp, Cabaret Voltaire, Nirvana, Unheilig, Lindemann, Madsen, Pixies, The Rolling Stones, Dead Kennedys, Kraftwerk, Black Sabbath, Marriages, Metallica, Pussy Riot, Radkey, Pure Hell, Fleetwood Mac, Mumiy Troll, Nitzer Ebb, Dir En Grey, Led Zeppelin, Zeal & Ardor, Liaisons Dangereuses, Falco, The Stone Roses, Massive Attack, Orange Blossom, Sneaker Pimps, Simon & Garfunkel, R.E.M., Misfits, The Psychedelic Furs, The Dead Weather, KMFDM, Jawbreaker, AC/DC, Soundgarden, The Clash, Horrorpops, Bratmobile, Marmozets, Styx, The Smiths, IAMX, The Runaways, The Beatles, The Chicks, BABYMETAL, Ramones, Steely Dan, Guns N’ Roses, Blondie, Alice in Chains, t.A.T.u, Talking Heads, X-Ray Spex, The Doors, The Crüxshadows, Babes in Toyland, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Saltatio Mortis, & probably loads I’m forgetting but this is long enough of an answer, sorry.
8. favorite solo artists: Jun Togawa, Regina Spektor, PJ Harvey, Tori Amos, Björk, Joan Jett, Kate Bush, Alla Pugacheva, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Dana Dentata, Dessa, Natalia Kills, Mitski, Fiona Apple, Enya, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Liz Phair, Tracy Chapman, Yanka, Rina Sawayama, Nina Hagen, Annie Lennox, Elton John, Fairouz, Cui Jian, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Britney Spears, Prince, Janet Jackson, Kylie Minogue, Grace Slick, Suzanne Vega, Lily Allen, Iggy Pop, Marvin Gaye, Lorde, Billie Eilish, Maria Callas, Pat Benatar, Michael Jackson, & probably loads more etc. etc.
9. song stuck in my head: No Horses by Garbage (coincidentally the last song I listened to... funny how that works)
10. last movie: Der Himmel über Berlin
11. last show: does... does the news count? I genuinely cannot remember the last show I watched. maybe The Witcher?
12. when did i create this blog: 2015
13. what do i post: art, music, literature, politics, sci fi, pulp fiction, horror, architecture, history, science, clothes I want, cute animals, queer history, whatever else strikes my fancy
14. last googled: Aéronef Einstürzende Neubauten 2021
15. other blogs: my main, which I never use.
16. do i get asks: Every Day I Get Emails
17. why did i choose this url: it’s my favorite French word, and also I make leaves.
18. following: in the footsteps of Conrad Veidt (or, if you prefer, 65 blogs)
19. followers: only my cat, usually.
20. average hours of sleep: 6h
21. lucky number: ain’t got one
22. instruments: I play piano quite well, and guitar (although I hate playing guitar)
23. what am i wearing: black jeans, Joan Jett gig shirt, dark red sweater, cat socks, glasses, boring old mid-2000s digital watch
24. dream job: I love my current job but it would be fun to be a professional delinquent musician tbh
25. dream trip: right now I really want to go back to Russia to visit my extended family
26. favorite food: 😏
27. nationality: German, although I’ve also lived in France, Russia, and America
28: favorite song: whichever one I’m currently playing on repeat. don’t make me answer this question
29. last book read: Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit von Walter Benjamin
30. three fictional universes you’d want to live in: I hate this question every time I see it because most fictional universes are... less than desirable. maybe the fantasy version of 80s Berlin I have in my head. or Discworld, I guess
Tagging: @spacestationtrustfund, @ifrija, @eternalgirlscout, @dergegensex, @rammschwein, @siebenschrauben, @pinkcupboardwitch, @perhapsjoy, @feuillyton, @queenofnots, @heiko, @alleswiederoffen, & you.
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mrobson · 5 months ago
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My Top Songs of 2020!
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Despite being a pretty awful pandemic year, music stars - particularly pop stars - did not come to play, resulting in a huge year for music. But which songs did I consider the best of 2020? Wonder no more...
(Rules are - had to be a ‘proper’ single, as far as possible, released in 2020)
100. The Vamps – Better
099. Ashnikko – Daisy
098. Christine & The Queens – People, I’ve been sad
097. Kylie Minogue – Say Something
096. Niall Horan – Black & White
095. Biffy Clyro – Tiny Indoor Fireworks
094. Sonny Fodera, King Henry & AlunaGeorge – Before U
093. Conor Maynard – Nothing But You
092. Sara Bareilles – No Such Thing
091. Becky Hill & Shift K3Y – Better Off Without You
  090. Jessie Ware – Save A Kiss
089. Jason Derulo  - Take You Dancing
088. Grace Davies – Addicted To Blue
087. Miley Cyrus & Dua Lipa – Prisoner
086. Georgia – 24 Hours
085. R3HAB & A R I Z O N A – I Can Feel Alive
084. Lady Gaga – Stupid Love
083. Kygo, Zara Larsson & Tyga – Like It Is
082. Melanie C – Who I Am
081. NOTD & Nina Nesbitt – Cry Dancing
  080. Dua Lipa – Hallucinate
079. Dermot Kennedy – Giants
078. Tove Lo – I’m Coming
077. Steps – What The Future Holds
076. Rudimental ft. Anne-Marie & Tion Wayne – Come Over
075. Jessie Ware – What’s Your Pleasure?
074. Alok & Vintage Culture ft. FAULHABER – Party On My Own
073. Pussycat Dolls - React
072. RAYE – Natalie Don’t
071. Joel Corry – Lonely
  070. Miley Cyrus – Midnight Sky
069. Melanie C – Into You
068. Dua Lipa ft. DaBaby - Levitating
067. Ava Max – Kings & Queens
066. Niall Horan – No Judgement
065. Felix Jaehn, Nae & Bryn Christopher – No Therapy
064. Kylie Minogue – Real Groove
063. Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me
062. Carly Rae Jepsen – Let’s Be Friends
061. Melanie C – In and Out Of Love
  060. Dua Lipa – Break My Heart
059. Afrojack & Ally Brooke – All Night
058. Jonas Brothers ft. Karol G - X
057. Kylie Minogue - Magic
056. Tom Aspaul - Tender
055. Julia Michaels – Lie Like This
054. Troye Sivan - Easy
053. Emily Burns – I Love You, You’re The Worst
052. Twenty One Pilots – Level Of Concern 
051. Fickle Friends – Eats Me Up
  050. Meduza ft. Dermot Kennedy - Paradise
049. Delta Goodrem – Keep Climbing
048. Harry Styles - Golden
047. Lennon Stella & Charlie Puth – Summer Feelings
046. Lil Nas X - Holiday
045. The Weeknd – In Your Eyes
044. Steps – Something In Your Eyes
043. Melanie C – Blame It On Me
042. Ella Henderson – Take Care Of You
041. Agnes – Fingers Crossed
  040. Christine & The Queens – I Disappear In Your Arms
039. Little Mix - Holiday
038. MUNA - Stayaway (Now Now Remix)
037. Troye Sivan – Take Yourself Home
036. Ella Eyre – New Me
035. Alec Benjamin – Match In The Rain
034. RAYE – Love Of Your Life
033. Harry Styles - Falling
032. Dua Lipa - Physical
031. Sam Smith ft. Burna Boy – My Oasis
  030. Tate McRae – You Broke Me First
029. Hayley Williams – Dead Horse
028. Kiesza – All Of The Feelings
027. Zara Larsson – Love Me Land
026. Little Mix – Break Up Song
025. Rina Sawayama - XS
024. New Hope Club & R3HAB– Let Me Down Slow
023. Kelly Clarkson – I Dare You
022. Khalid x Disclosure – Know Your Worth
021. Dagny - Somebody
  020. Kiesza – Crave
019. Jack Garratt - Better
018. Joel Corry ft. MNEK – Head & Heart
017. Nothing But Thieves – Is Everybody Going Crazy?
016. Gabrielle Aplin & Nina Nesbitt – Miss You 2
015. Fickle Friends – Pretty Great
014. Biffy Clyro – Space
013. Jonas Blue ft. Paloma Faith - Mistakes
012. Sam Smith - Diamonds
011. 5 Seconds of Summer – Wildflower
  010. Ella Henderson & Roger Sanchez – Dream On Me
009. Becky Hill & Sigala – Heaven On My Mind
008. NOTD & Astrid S – I Don’t Know Why
007. Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande – Rain On Me
006. COY – Promises
005. Tiesto & Becky Hill – Nothing Really Matters
004. Little Mix – Sweet Melody
003. Fickle Friends – Million
002. Jax Jones & Au/Ra – I miss u
001. Becky Hill - Space
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Artist: Various Album: 100 Greatest Christmas Songs Year: 2020 Genre: Pop, Rock, R&B, Soul, Jazz Total Tracks: 100 Total Size: 781 MB Quality: Mp3 320 kbps Tracklist: 01. Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas Is You 02. Wham! - Last Christmas 03. The Pogues, Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York 04. Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (2006 Remaster) 05. Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas? (1984 Version) 06. Shakin' Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone 07. Elton John - Step Into Christmas 08. Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody 09. Michael Bublé - It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas 10. Ariana Grande - Santa Tell Me 11. Chris Rea - Driving Home for Christmas 12. Leona Lewis - One More Sleep 13. Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock 14. Kelly Clarkson - Underneath the Tree 15. Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime (Remastered 2011 / Edited Version) 16. Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree (Single Version) 17. Andy Williams - It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year 18. Dean Martin - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! 19. East 17 - Stay Another Day (S.A.D. Mix) 20. Frank Sinatra - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 21. Jackson 5 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 22. John Legend - Happy Xmas (War Is Over) 23. Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby 24. Mud - Lonely This Christmas 25. John Lennon, Yoko Ono - Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (Remastered 2010) 26. Boney M. - Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord (Long Version) 27. Darlene Love - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) 28. Lily Allen - Somewhere Only We Know 29. The Ronettes - Sleigh Ride 30. Justin Bieber - Rocking around the Christmas Tree 31. This Christmas - Jess Glynne 32. Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry 33. Bing Crosby, John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Ken Darby Singers - White Christmas 34. Cliff Richard - Mistletoe and Wine 35. Michael Bublé - Holly Jolly Christmas 36. Kylie Minogue - Santa Baby 37. Justin Bieber - Mistletoe 38. The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping 39. Nat King Cole Trio - The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) 40. The Darkness - Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End) 41. Queen - Thank God It's Christmas 42. Little Mix - Love Me Like You (Christmas Mix) 43. Idina Menzel, Michael Bublé - Baby It's Cold Outside 44. Pretenders - 2000 Miles 45. Greg Lake - I Believe in Father Christmas 46. John Williams - Carol of the Bells 47. Coldplay - Christmas Lights 48. Daryl Hall & John Oates - Jingle Bell Rock 49. Chris de Burgh - A Spaceman Came Travelling 50. Katy Perry - Cozy Little Christmas 51. Peter Auty - Walking in the Air 52. Chuck Berry - Run Rudolph Run (Single Version) 53. Jon Bon Jovi - Please Come Home For Christmas 54. Elvis Presley, Martina McBride - Blue Christmas 55. Band Aid 20 - Do They Know It's Christmas? (2004 Version) 56. Sam Smith - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 57. Mike Oldfield - In Dulci Jubilo 58. Sia - Santa's Coming for Us 59. CeeLo Green - What Christmas Means to Me 60. Johnny Mathis - When a Child Is Born 61. David Essex - A Winter's Tale 62. Bruce Springsteen - Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town 63. John Legend, Stevie Wonder - What Christmas Means to Me (feat. Stevie Wonder) 64. Gabrielle Aplin - The Power of Love 65. John Williams - Main Title "Somewhere in My Memory" (From "Home Alone") 66. Kay Starr - (Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With The Bag (Remastered 1996) 67. Pentatonix - Hallelujah 68. Glee Cast - White Christmas (Glee Cast Version) 69. Meghan Trainor - I'll Be Home 70. The Beach Boys - Little Saint Nick (1991 Remix) 71. Judy Garland - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 72. Tony Bennett - Winter Wonderland 73. Gene Autry - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer 74. The Crystals - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town 75. Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton - You Make It Feel Like Christmas 76. Destiny's Child - 8 Days of Christmas 77. Ella Fitzgerald - Sleigh Ride 78. Carpenters - Sleigh Ride 79. George Michael - December Song (I Dreamed Of Christmas) 80. Sinéad O'Connor - Silent Night (Long Version / 2009 Remaster) 81. Aled Jones - Do You Hear What I Hear 82. Bob Dylan - Must Be Santa 83. Perry Como - Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas 84. Pearl Jam - Someday at Christmas 85. Johnny Cash - The Christmas Guest 86. Run DMC - Christmas In Hollis 87. Andrea Bocelli, Natalie Cole - The Christmas Song 88. Doris Day - I'll Be Home for Christmas 89. Dickie Valentine - Christmas Alphabet 90. Vince Guaraldi Trio - Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal) 91. fun. - Sleigh Ride 92. Otis Redding - Merry Christmas Baby 93. Barry Manilow - Because It's Christmas (For All the Children) 94. Dolly Parton - Hard Candy Christmas 95. Peggy Lee - I Like A Sleighride (Jingle Bells) 96. Julie London - I'd Like You For Christmas (Remastered) 97. Susan Boyle - I Believe in Father Christmas 98. Clarence Carter - Back Door Santa 99. 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whifferdills · 5 months ago
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official personal 2020 best music (my opinions are very good)
(in no particular order)
don’t make me pick a number one i can’t even pick my favorite disco album :/
if i missed something please feel free to let me know
press ‘J’ to skip
I HAD A VISION BACK WHEN I WAS FISHING FOR A BASS
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Megan Thee Stallion - Good News
Zebra Katz - Less is Moor
Freddie Gibbs and the Alchemist - Alfredo
Pa Salieu - Send Them To Coventry
ADULT SKATE AT THE PALACE ROLLER RINK
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Roisin Murphy - Roisin Machine
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia
Jessie Ware - What’s Your Pleasure
Kylie Minogue - Disco  
Lady Gaga - Chromatica
Marie Davidson - Renegade Breakdown
YOU ARE HAVING A PANIC ATTACK IN THE CLUB BATHROOM (ZOOM REUNION REMIX)
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Kamixlo - Cicatriz
Squarepusher - Be Up a Hello
Adulkt Life - Book of Curses
Charli XCX - How I’m Feeling Now
Special Interest - The Passion Of
JAZZ?
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Waaju - Growth
Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings E & F Sides
Luke Stewart Exposure Quintet - S/T
Immanuel Wilkins - Omega
Badge Époque Ensemble - Self Help
Jyoti - Mama, You Can Bet
Mary Halvorson's Code Girl - Artlessly Falling
THE REHYDRATED CORPSE OF MARK E SMITH
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Melt Yourself Down - 100% Yes
Protomartyr - Ultimate Success Today
Man Man - Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between
Gunna - Wunna
Hypoluxo - Hypoluxo
Wire - Mind Hive
Fontaines D.C. - A Hero’s Death
TRL-CORE
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Luna Aura - Three Cheers for the American Beauty
Primitive Ignorant - Sikh Punk
Rina Sawayama - Sawayama
Amaarae - The Angel You Don’t Know
DANCE?
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Netsky - Second Nature
Alix Perez - Without End
VA - Quarter to Quarter
Annix - Tunnel Vision
Working Men’s Club - S/T
Bad Bunny - YHLQMDLG
AN INTENSE EMOTION HAD WHILE ALONE IN LINE AT THE SUPERMARKET
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Algiers - There Is No Year
Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Moses Sumney - Grae
Perfume Genius - Set My Heart On Fire Immediately
No Joy - Motherhood
FOR STARING INTO A BODY OF WATER
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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Mosaic of Transformation
Mary Lattimore - Silver Ladders
Darkstar - Civic Jams
Kelly Lee Owens - Inner Song
FOR STARING INTO THE DARKNESS
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Sarah Davachi - Cantus, Descant
Autechre - Sign
Richard Skelton - These Charms May Be Sung Over a Wound
Armand Hammer - Shrines
clipping. - Visions of Bodies Being Burned
LOOSIES (spotify)
Kesha - Potato Song (Cuz I Want To) / Moodie Black - The Moaning / The Weeknd - Blinding Lights / Shygirl - Freak  / Bree Runway - Apeshit / Oakwite - Moonpool / Kumarion - Want It / Camo & Crooked, Mefjus, Sophie Lindinger - No Tomorrow / Mohican Sun - God of Ages / 1991 - Pleasure / Emperor - These Days / K Motionz, Duskee - Hack It / KOKOROKO - Baba Ayoola / PVA - Talks
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deadcactuswalking · 6 months ago
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REVIEWING THE CHARTS: 05/12/2020
Earlier this week, I finished and released by end-of-year list of the Top 10 Best Hit Songs of 2020, which, for once, was on time, being released on the 1st – or 2nd – of December, depending on your time zone. That means I’ve already spent hours discussing music, and to be honest, I have a pretty bad headache in addition to this, so you know, I’m not really in that chart-reviewing spirit. Thankfully, we have very few songs to review here, and a lot of it should be pretty inoffensive. Now, before that, let’s talk about the actual state of the charts because it is looking ridiculous. Ariana Grande’s “positions” spend its sixth week at #1, and welcome to REVIEWING THE CHARTS.
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Much like last week, it was an absolute bloodbath for any non-Christmas song this week, and this especially affects the hip hop and R&B on the chart. In the UK Top 75, which I cover every week, there’s a drastic difference to the US Billboard Hot 100, and that is the lack of radio. Radio impressions or plays have never been counted on the UK Singles Chart, and whilst in the States, I understand that a lot of Christmas songs rely on the radio, this is not true at all across the pond, because, for whatever reason, Christmas songs are streamed and bought a lot here even 60 years after the song’s original release. This is likely due to a smaller, arguably less diverse population and the immense amount of streaming service-curated playlists, which serve the same purpose as radio and often have the exact same label gimmickry and payola. Regardless, there is a stupid amount of drop-outs and fallers this week, for pretty big tracks as well. Now as I said I only cover the top 75 of the UK Singles Chart because it’s just easier and really, who cares about those last 25 songs? On the UK Singles Chart proper, Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved”, one of the biggest hits of 2019 and 2020, just spent its 100th week on the chart, which is insane, especially for a modern song. I think the song is dreadful but it is one of the biggest songs of all time here on the Isles, and since we’re going by my measures, it just dropped out (after spending seven weeks at #1, mind you). Of course, that’s not the only notable drop-out – and to be notable, you have to have spent five weeks on the chart or peaked in the top 40 – this week. Let’s list them, shall we? We have “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles, which spent 40 weeks on the chart, as well as #1 hit “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” by Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo, “Giants” by Dermot Kennedy, “Mood Swings” by the late Pop Smoke featuring Lil Tjay, “Lighter” by Nathan Dawe and KSI, “Take You Dancing” by Jason Derulo, “Holiday” by Little Mix, “Tick Tock” by Clean Bandit featuring Mabel and 24kGoldn, “Come Over” by Rudimental featuring Anne-Marie and Tion Wayne, “Lasting Lover” by Sigala and James Arthur, “Holy” by Justin Bieber featuring Chance the Rapper, “One Too Many” by Keith Urban and P!nk, “Papi Chulo” by Octavian and Skepta, “Heat Waves” by Glass Animals, “Deluded” by Tion Wayne and MIST, “Confetti” by Little Mix, “pov” by Ariana Grande (to make way for another one of her songs we’ll get to – also probably the only actually good song that dropped out this week) and finally, “Life Goes On” by BTS off of the debut at #10. On the chart proper, this is one of the biggest free-fall drops of all time, and honestly, who wasn’t expecting this? Speaking of falls, we have a lot of those too. Whilst these are fallers, you should consider how impressive they are for even trying to survive the holiday season, which just can’t be done for a lot of these songs, even the biggest hits of the year, some of which we just mentioned. One of the funniest parts of this to me is that KSI of all people survived the overload of Christmas songs through his Craig David chorus on “Really Love” with Digital Farm Animals down to #17. For a former YouTuber, he has an immense amount of star-power and it’s kind of worrying. Otherwise, our notable fallers include “Paradise” by MEDUZA and Dermot Kennedy at #24, “Train Wreck” by James Arthur at #25 (not a good week for either of these guys – or anyone), “Monster” by Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber at #26 off of the top 10 debut, “Mood” by 24kGoldn featuring iann dior at #27, “Head & Heart” by Joel Corry and MNEK at #29, “Get Out My Head” by Shane Codd stripped of all of its gains at #31 (seriously, whilst most of these songs were fading naturally prior, this is worrying), “Lemonade” by Internet Money and Gunna featuring NAV and Don Toliver at #34, “Lonely” by Justin Bieber and benny blanco at #42 (giving him four songs as a lead artist on the chart – OCC, that’s not how your dumb rules work; be consistent), “See Nobody” by Wes Nelson and Hardy Caprio really having the most intense combination of streaming cuts and Christmas music at #44, “Wonder” by Shawn Mendes flailing at #45 (it will probably rebound next week), “Blinding Lights” by the Weeknd at #46 (same here), “Golden” by Harry Styles at #47, “Loading” by Central Cee at #48, “What You Know Bout Love” by the late Pop Smoke at #49, “i miss u” by Jax Jones and Au/Ra at #50, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” by Post Malone and Swae Lee at #52, “UFO” by D-Block Europe and Aitch at #55, “Plugged in Freestyle” by A92 and Fumez the Engineer at #56, “Princess Cuts” by Headie One featuring Young T & Bugsey at #60 (which happened to play as I was writing this), “Looking for Me” by Paul Woodford, Diplo and Kareen Lomax at #61, “WAP” by Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion at #62, “Diamonds” by Sam Smith having the biggest fall to #63, “Ain’t it Different” by Headie One featuring AJ Tracey and Stormzy at #65, “Chingy (It’s Whatever)” by Digga D at #69, “Come Over” by Jorja Smith and Popcaan at #70, “SO DONE” by The Kid LAROI at #71 and finally, “Flavour” by Loski and Stormzy at #74. A YouTube comment on the video version of this chart read, “RIP to hip hop and R&B in the UK, 2020-2020”, and, I mean, it’s a fair assessment. That’s not all though, folks, as we have the returning entries, most of which are very explicitly Christmas songs. Let’s start with “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Sam Smith at #75, and continue up the chart with “Cozy Little Christmas” by Katy Perry at #73, “Christmas Lights” by Coldplay at #72 (always the best song on the entire chart whenever it returns), “A Little Love” by Celeste from the John Lewis advert at #64, “Feliz Navidad” by José Feliciano at #54, “Santa Baby” by Kylie Minogue at #57, “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!” by the late Dean Martin at #54, “Sleigh Ride” by the Ronettes at #52, “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber at #43, “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” by the late John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band featuring the Harlem Community Choir at #40 (always the worst song on the chart whenever it returns), “Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney at #39 (this is an accurate ranking of the Beatles), “Jingle Bell Rock” by the late Bobby Helms at #38, “Holly Jolly Christmas” by Michael Bublé at #37 and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by the late Andy Williams at #36. Yes, that’s five consecutive Christmas songs returning to the top 40, made all the more ridiculous when you realise it’s topped off by “HOLIDAY” by Lil Nas X... at #41 – and it actually gained this week! Oh, and we don’t stop there either as not only do we have “Santa Tell Me” by Ariana Grande returning to #16 as well, but we also have all of the gains this week. All of our notable gains are in the top 40 and all but one are Christmas songs, so let’s start with “One More Sleep” by Leona Lewis up to #33 (our greatest gain this week) and continue up the chart with “Merry Xmas Everybody” by Slade at #32, “This Christmas” by Jess Glynne at #28, “I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday” by Wizzard at #23, “Driving Home for Christmas” by Chris Rea at #22, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Justin Bieber and Brenda Lee at #21 and #19 respectively, “Underneath the Tree” by Kelly Clarkson at #20, “Step into Christmas” by Elton John at #18, “Do They Know it’s Christmas?” by Band Aid at #15 (looking at this chart, I think we ALL know exactly what time it is), “Merry Christmas Everyone” by Shakin’ Stevens at #14, “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by Michael Bublé at #13, “Fairytale of New York” by the Pogues featuring the late Kirsty MacColl at #9, “Last Christmas” by Wham! at #3, and finally, “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey at #2. I don’t know if I’ll be happier if a 1994 classic hits #1 for the first time this Christmas, or an Ariana Grande song about sex positions takes the Christmas #1, given, of course, that LadBaby doesn’t pull something out of his ass last minute. Christmas also actually lands on a Friday this week, so there’s potentially two Christmas #1s: the #1 on Christmas Day and the #1 that includes Christmas Day. I mean, there’s this issue every year but since the chart week literally starts and ends on the day this year, I guess we’ll just have to see what the Official Charts Company decides. For now, after not-so-swiftly covering all of that garbage – and there’s three weeks more of it to come, folks – let’s discuss some of our new arrivals, none of which I imagine will be all that interesting but, hey, at least they’re not Christmas songs. In fact...
NEW ARRIVALS
#68 – “Body” – Megan Thee Stallion
Produced by LilJuMadeThatBeat
...It’s the antithesis of what it means to be wholesome, commercial and festive. You all know and love Megan Thee Stallion by now, and whilst I didn’t listen to that debut record yet – it is 17 songs after all – I have heard pretty positive reception so I will check out Good News at some point. Rico Nasty did release a record that’s only one less track and 13 full minutes shorter, so to be honest, I’m a lot more excited to check out that album, even if it won’t have any impact here. I did laugh at the track list when I saw “Intercourse (feat. Popcaan & Mustard)” though, which is one of the few times I have genuinely laughed at just a track list. “Shots Fired” is a pretty great Tory Lanez diss track though, so I’ll say that. “Body” is relatively deep into the track listing, yet seems to be the biggest hit, mostly because of that polarising earworm hook and the music video. Oh, yeah, and it straight-up samples a woman having an orgasm, so don’t expect this to stick around. In fact, that’s the only melody behind this dirty South bounce-adjacent track, and even with that, it only comes in on that chorus, which is less annoying to me as it is just catchy. It’s not like men haven’t done the same thing, though, I mean, Dr. Dre famously – or infamously – “paused 4 porno” on his album 2001, and just in 2018, Kanye released “XTCY”, a song that is hilariously lacking in any kind of moral compass, let alone born-again Christianity. It did the same thing that “Body” does with the moaning yet it also covers it in this really eerie sample, as well as spare 808s and a drum beat that doesn’t feel like it gets in the way of whatever the hell Kanye’s doing on this track. It also helps that the moaning doesn’t just come in on the chorus, instead we have a string swell to distinguish it, and that Kanye has more of a comical lyrical nature on “XTCY”. This comparison is only fair when looking at the production, though, as whilst Kanye has “sick thoughts”, Megan is just bragging about her own body-ody-ody-ody-ody, etc. over a pretty mainstream, accessible beat, even if it has really ugly, loud 808s that kind of do get in the way of the rapping here. Thankfully, Megan rides this beat forcefully – no pun intended – and with some really great wordplay, even if there are a few immediately dated references here and there. That third verse is also pretty funny, and whilst I don’t want to focus too much on this song – it’s a family show after all – this is pretty lively and whilst I’m not a fan of this beat, Megan makes it worth sitting through and honestly, the song sounds a lot shorter than it is. Check it out.
#67 – “Love is a Compass” – Griff
Produced by PARKWILD
I didn’t say the word “compass” on purpose knowing this song would be next, although perhaps I subconsciously snuck the word in. Maybe I should have made it seem like I foreshadowed this song, but honestly what about this warrants foreshadowing? I don’t mind Disney music at all. In fact, a lot of the films are full of really classic compositions that have aged incredibly, including the Renaissance era of their films, especially. In fact, “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from Mulan – the original – is one of the few soundtrack songs that is directly related to and featured in the film yet I can still listen to outside of that context. I’ve not even watched either Mulan – or have Disney+ - so it’s not like I’m a big fan, but I can appreciate the music when I find it, even if I mostly despise everything Disney stands for as a company. The issue with this is that it cannot apply to “Love is a Compass”. I’m sure Griff and her producer PARKWILD are talented musicians, but this is purely a product. This wasn’t even made for an original animated feature, or a painfully weak adaptation of one of their original animated features starring Will Smith as the Genie. This is a generic piano ballad made for an advert, because just like literal shops and manufacturing companies like John Lewis, Disney has a Christmas advert. There’s nothing artistic about this. This “emotional” piano ballad is layered in reverb and egregious Auto-Tune that drains Griff of whatever emotion her delivery could have had. It doesn’t sound good in this context at all and it is so obvious, which is unfortunate because her voice, Auto-Tuned in a similar way, could easily work over more lo-fi and interesting production. As it is, this is repulsive, sonically and on every other level beyond that.
#66 – “Angels Like You” – Miley Cyrus
Produced by Louis Bell and watt
So, Miley Cyrus dropped her album, Plastic Hearts, last week and I expected more impact on the chart but the two singles are really THAT big that not any of the album cuts had much of a chance, even if “Prisoner” dropped a few spaces. Other than that, “Midnight Sky” is still in the top five and near the end of the chart, we have a debut: “Angels Like You”. It’s clear why this charted because this isn’t just a highlight from the album or a personal favourite of mine, but it’s a fan favourite honestly, a career highlight – which may not be hard to make, I mean, it’s Miley Cyrus we’re talking about – but it still impresses me with how much I really love this song. This is more of a mellow ballad than many of the tracks surrounding it on the record, with Cyrus’ raspy country twang finally met with a fitting blend of acoustic guitars and a genuine orchestral swell in the chorus, even if at times it decides to start clipping. The shift in guitar tone to a dirtier, aggressive one after the first chorus is a genius touch, and even the pretty stiff drum machine here feels like it adds a lot to the power of this song, especially when it starts kicking behind the screeching guitar solo, leading into an admittedly anti-climactic final chorus... that might even be fitting for the content, which is a break-up song but not one that decides to deflect blame or even focus entirely on the break-up, rather being an acknowledgement of what both parties here did wrong, and why they ended up in the relationship to begin with. Both Cyrus and her ex-girlfriend Kaitlynn Carter were in rough spots coming off of previous relationships in late 2019 and those dark spots are what Cyrus understands lead to the collapse of this relationship. She discusses the lack of connection between the two in the first verse, leading to a literally nameless relationship where it was full of romantic gestures but not any depth. The chorus is a complex look at how Cyrus knew she would look back on the relationship as little more than a fling, but how she regrets that this is her only view of the relationship. She didn’t want anything more and split after things started getting too serious, and feels genuine guilt for using Carter to heal her own depression, because “misery needs company”. She uses the biblical metaphor to demonstrate how she feels she tugged down her girlfriend, described here as an “angel”, to the hell Cyrus thinks she resides in, which may be melodramatic, sure, but I’d be lying if I said Cyrus doesn’t completely sell it here, with some of her best vocals to date, backed up by gorgeous production and really well-written lyrics. This is a genuinely brilliant ballad, give it a listen.
#58 – “Naughty List” – Liam Payne and Dixie D’Amelio
Produced by TMS
I’ve been writing these producers as “TM5” for so long without realising it’s an abbreviation for “The Music Shed”. Anyway, I hope we can all agree that Liam Payne is probably the worst off when comparing the One Direction boys and their solo careers so far. Harry Styles is one of the biggest stars in the world, making a twist on 70s classic rock that I don’t like at all but he IS making headlines and having massive chart success. Niall Horan is having mild success making rock and folk albums that are honestly alright, ZAYN has two albums under his belt that may not be listenable but at least the first one was a success and he did go into a more mature R&B direction, and Louis Tomlinson might not have been met with any success from his album earlier this year but at least there’s some quality there. Liam Payne, however, has been releasing straight garbage to no fanfare for the past three years, dating back to “Strip that Down” with Quavo, and continuing down the path of feigning maturity and development with music clearly not backing it up, demonstrated by the bisexual fetishism on his delayed debut album and how his collaborations went from relying on Zedd to relying on J Balvin to relying on TikTok stars on a sexually-charged Christmas single that couldn’t even crack the top 50. I have no idea who Dixie D’Amelio is other than seeing her sister’s controversies on Twitter in passing, but it is depressing that a major-label pop star needs D’Amelio to chart this high – and no, given his most recent singles with bigger features like A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Cheat Codes, as well as the shoddy performance of his last Christmas song, I’m not even considering that it’s the other way around. This immediately, in its first 15 seconds, makes sure you know this will be awful, with its tedious acoustic guitar strumming fused with cheap sounding sleigh bells and dated trap percussion, even with little “hey!” gang vocals straight out of 2014 that make this sound a lot less new and fresh than I think Payne thought it did. Also, something about these lyrics sounds really odd when you consider the age gap between the two vocalists. I mean, D’Amelio’s 19 years old, so it’s not like this is illegal in any way (and they didn’t have any chemistry to begin with), but the childlike imagery in the chorus just makes this gross. “Santa saw the things we did and put us on the naughty list”? This has less subtlety than 3OH!3’s Christmas song they released this year. Yes, that happened, and somehow the two washed-up early 2010s pop stars made a “dirty” Christmas song that is miles better than Liam Payne’s, probably because of the more interesting lyrical detail, and that, you know, it isn’t a duet. Check out “KISSELTOE” if you’re interested, it’s really good. I liked their comeback single with 100 gecs too so I’m pretty excited for whatever comes out of 3OH!3’s recent productivity. This song, on the other hand, as well as the upcoming joke, is just Payne-full.
#53 – “No Time for Tears” – Nathan Dawe and Little Mix
Produced by Tré Jean-Marie and Nathan Dawe
Okay, so, I understand the marketing of releasing a single after a long time of not releasing a single and after your singles have all dropped out of the chart, but Little Mix are just being managed horribly here. Why would you release a single in the Christmas season that you want to be big? This isn’t a holiday song in any way and doesn’t even sound like one, so releasing it this early into the Christmas season is just begging for it to be forgotten and eventually flop. Nathan Dawe is an EDM DJ so he doesn’t need this type of promotion as long as he can tour next year and he’s got big features, and Little Mix don’t need any extra singles because they’re still in the top 10 and they’ve branched out to reality television. Just let the girls breathe for a second and enjoy their success. Oh, and this song isn’t just logistically unnecessary, it’s sonically unnecessary, acting as a house-pop club banger with that standard piano sound reminiscent of 90s house that has been adopted recently by DJs, with any of the infectious melodies and genuine drive sucked out of it, especially if Dawe is going to add a Goddamn trap breakdown in the second verse with the most pathetic set of percussion I’ve heard in years on a house track. It’s not like Little Mix are saving this either because the lyrical content is re-tread and their performances are largely unrecognisable from each other and songs they’ve made before. Yeah, this isn’t offensive, but it isn’t interesting, outside of that bridge, but even then it builds up perfectly to a chorus that’s interrupted by a pointless, repetitious interlude. This song isn’t just uninteresting, it’s inherently unnecessary on all fronts, which if anything, is just kind of sad.
#35 – “All You’re Dreaming Of” – Liam Gallagher
Produced by Simon Aldred and Andrew Wyatt
Surely out of all of these songs, I’d have the most to say about our top 40 debut, with Liam Gallagher, former frontman of legendary rock band Oasis,  and his new lead single, right? Well, no, because here are some unfortunate truths: Oasis made two good albums, and they’re not as good as you remember. Liam Gallagher is an awful person who continued to rip off his own band with his new one, without the songwriting ability his brother Noel had. Liam continues to be persistent in his making of enemies for no other reason than publicity. Noel’s reaching out to Liam for the sake of at least reconciliation goes completely unnoticed, ignored or criticised by Liam for no discernable reason other than an on-and-off again facade that’s been going on for more than a decade. Noel wasn’t even that great of a songwriter, relying mostly on musicianship and other people’s melodies he liked to co-opt for his own tracks. None of their solo work has been listenable yet still gathers attention that I imagine is to the dismay of those other band members in Oasis who, ultimately, made those classic albums as much as the Gallaghers. Where’s the praise for Bonehead, Guigsy or even Gem Archer, who stuck it out despite decreasing popularity, utter lack of musical quality and increasing tensions between the people who kept the band afloat until they decided to break up? Both Noel and Liam look at Oasis with regret or admiration depending on how they feel that day but when you look at who REALLY won that Britpop battle tabloids liked to hype up in the 1990s, you realise how far away Oasis was from Blur or even Pulp in terms of not only their songs but having their stuff together. This new song is complete garbage as well, with a pretty awful mixing job, Liam being as distinctively nasal and infuriating as he is with any of his songs let alone his uninteresting ballads, and the COVID-19 charity pandering that comes off as really false, especially since even after Noel released an Oasis track this year as a result of the lockdown – and Liam whining about how he wants to bring the band together to help the NHS – he criticised the honest release of the demo, which Noel wrote and sang himself. It’s also especially telling how the proceeds are only going to benefit charity for its first month of release. Afterwards, Liam and the label can scrape up whatever leftover streams they get from diehard fans. I don’t like Band Aid at all, in fact the song is pretty damn rancid, but at least they keep on recording updated versions to give to modern charities. Liam, you’ve got a bank account the average Manchurian would dream of. This charity single is a fraud, and a pretty hypocritical, immoral one at that.
Conclusion
I think on principle on how fake it is and how awful the song is, I have to give Worst of the Week to Gallagher... but I have a rule against crowning any kind of charity single with that title. At the end of the day, at least something at some point is going to the people who need it. Worst of the Week in that case goes to “Naughty List” by Liam Payne and Dixie D’Amelio, with a Dishonourable Mention to the product that is Griff’s “Love is a Compass”. Best of the Week should be obvious as it’s going to Miley Cyrus for “Angels Like You”, with an Honourable Mention to Megan Thee Stallion’s “Body”. Here’s this week’s top 10:
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May I remind you this is the first week of December? Anyway, I doubt Shawn Mendes will make anything through the barrage of holiday tracks, but if he does, that’s next week. Thank you for reading and follow me at @cactusinthebank for more ramblings of this sort, I suppose. See you next week!
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Us, November 9
You can buy a copy of this issue for your very own at my eBay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/bradentonbooks
Cover: Inside Joanna Gaines’ $100M gamble 
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Page 1: First Look -- Olivia Palermo at the Boss fashion show in Milan 
Page 2: Red Carpet -- tres chic in Chanel -- Tilda Swinton, Margaret Qualley, Janelle Monae, Lily-Rose Depp, Kristen Stewart 
Page 3: Shira Haas, Julia Garner, Marion Cotillard, Letitia Wright 
Page 4: Who Wore It Best? Cara Santana vs. Busy Philipps, Kim Kardashian West vs. Amber Valletta 
Page 6: Loose Talk -- Kristen Bell on celebrating seven years of marriage with Dax Shepard, Eva Mendes joking about parenting daughters Esmeralda and Amada with Ryan Gosling, Kelly Clarkson on being mistaken for Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus on an encounter she once had with a UFO and an extraterrestrial being, Katherine Schwarzenegger defending husband Chris Pratt after he was named Worst Hollywood Chris on social media 
Page 8: Contents 
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Page 10: Hot Pics -- While hosting Saturday Night Live Adele showed off her acting talents and teased new music and even poked fun at her weight loss 
Page 11: Jessica Simpson
Page 12: Sara Bareilles films the Girls5Eva comedy series in Queens, Shia LaBeouf puts his newly tattooed chest on display during a jog in Pasadena, Kylie Jenner and a micro-bag in Beverly Hills 
Page 13: Tom Cruise rehearses a tricky scene for Mission: Impossible 7 on a water taxi in Venice, Alicia Keys celebrates the launch of her new brand at the Keys Soulcare Lounge event in Los Angeles, Drew Barrymore 
Page 16: CMT Music Awards -- Luke Bryan, cohost Sarah Hyland, Kelsea Ballerini, Noah Cyrus, Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris 
Page 18: For Pet’s Sake -- Teddi Mellencamp takes a hike with her dog in Beverly Hills, animal lover Salma Hayek nuzzles up to her adopted owl, Chris Evans and his beloved dog Dodger, Gavin Rossdale and his dog Chewy enjoy a leisurely stroll along the shore in Malibu 
Page 20: In the Pink -- this on-trend hair color is to dye for -- Ariel Winter, Joe Jonas, Gwen Stefani, Ashley Benson, Taraji P. Henson 
Page 21: January Jones, Bebe Rexha, Madonna 
Page 22: Stars They’re Just Like Us -- Katie Holmes and Emilio Vitolo Jr. takes public transit, Robin Wright orders takeout, Chrissy Teigen buys flowers 
Page 23: Simon Cowell hydrates, Rebel Wilson pumps gas 
Page 24: Guess the Face -- can you ID the star under their unrecognizable role? Emmy Rossum, Ruth Negga, Colin Farrell, Bradley Cooper, James D’Arcy, Drew Barrymore 
Page 26: Love Lives -- Miranda Lambert and husband Brendan McLoughlin perfect harmony 
Page 27: Kelly Rowland has Beyonce to thank for helping her feel hot during her second pregnancy, Kaia Gerber’s parents may not have been a fan of her ex Pete Davidson but Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber think her new beau Jacob Elordi is a breath of fresh air, Nicole Scherzinger and Thom Evans are house hunting in L.A. 
Page 28: Hot Hollywood -- Secrets of the Windsor Women -- Duchess Kate is under tremendous pressure to follow the strict protocols put in place by Queen Elizabeth and she has broken a few over the years like sharing the gender of her three kids with family and friends ahead of their births, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla don’t share a bedroom and they love each other but they’re too tired for romance these days 
Page 29: Jennifer Lawrence clapped back at Anderson Cooper after he suggested her infamous fall at the 2013 Oscars was a fake stunt, Brad Pitt’s girlfriend Nicole Poturalski was spotted back with her husband Roland Mary enjoying a night out with friends in Berlin but the model’s open marriage with the German restaurateur doesn’t seem to bother Pitt and despite the complicated circumstances Brad is happy to be living in the moment and he feels no pressure to do anything 
Page 30: A Day in the Life -- Kaitlyn Bristowe 
Page 32: Cover Story -- Joanna Gaines no looking back -- the busy mom of five and lifestyle guru is looking forward to new adventures with husband Chip Gaines by her side 
Page 36: Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani hit a rough patch -- a nasty fight puts the couple’s I Do plans in jeopardy but has Gwen’s dad convinced her to give Blake another chance 
Page 44: Entertainment -- Jack Is Back -- This Is Us’ Milo Ventimiglia previews the return of America’s dad 
Page 45: Fraser T Smith on his debut solo album 
Page 46: Fashion Police -- Julia Michaels, Spencer Pratt, Hailey Bieber 
Page 47: Jordyn Woods, John Waters, Kelly Clarkson 
Page 48: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me -- Amy Robach 
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