Monday, 31 March 2014

Jade's Top 40 (31.03.14)

arrow up.gif 1. Coldplay - Magic [12-5-4-2-1]
ne.gif 2. Faul & Wad Ad vs. Pnau - Changes 
arrow up.gif 3. Tove Lo ft. Hippie Sabotage - Stay High (Habits Remix) [10-3]
arrow down.gif 4. Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones - I Got U [12-8-3-1-1-4]
arrow up.gif 5. Calvin Harris - Summer [20-6-5]
arrow down.gif 6. Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway - Wizard [23-27-25-10-6-3-6]
arrow down.gif 7. Gorgon City ft. MNEK - Ready For Your Love [1-1-1-1-1-2-4-7]
arrow down.gif 8. Katy B - Crying For No Reason [12-3-2-2-3-5-8]
arrow up.gif 9. Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX - Fancy [20-9]
arrow up.gif 10. The Pretty Reckless - Heaven Knows [12-10]

arrow down.gif 11. Avicii - Addicted to You [9-7-7-11]
arrow up.gif 12. Lady Gaga - G.U.Y. [14-12]
arrow down.gif 13. Little Mix - Word Up! [12-9-8-13]
ne.gif 14. HAIM - If I Could Change Your Mind 
arrow down.gif 15. Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne - Rather Be [2-1-2-3-4-3-4-5-9-15]
ne.gif 16. NONONO - Pumpin Blood 
arrow down.gif 17. Chris Malinchak - If U Got It [2-2-4-7-11-11-17]
arrow down.gif 18. Karmin - Drifter [16-18]
arrow down.gif 19. Glee Cast - Toxic (Season 5) [18-19]
ne.gif 20. 5 Seconds Of Summer - She Looks So Perfect 

arrow down.gif 21. James Arthur - Get Down [16-13-21]
arrow down.gif 22. Ellie Goulding - Goodness Gracious [10-11-13-17-22]
arrow down.gif 23. Vance Joy - Riptide [19-9-6-6-8-15-23]
arrow down.gif 24. Foxes - Let Go For Tonight [7-13-14-19-24]
arrow down.gif 25. John Legend - All Of Me [16-15-23-25]
ne.gif 26. The Pierces - Believe In Me 
arrow down.gif 27. The Chainsmokers - #SELFIE [10-21-27]
arrow down.gif 28. Beyonce ft. Jay-Z - Drunk In Love [18-9-4-5-4-5-5-8-12-22-28]
arrow down.gif 29. Disclosure ft. Sasha Keable - Voices [2-4-8-11-13-15-17-24-29]
ne.gif 30. Arctic Monkeys - Arabella 

arrow down.gif 31. Kylie Minogue - Into The Blue [27-25-31]
arrow up.gif 32. DVBBS & Borgeous ft. Tinie Tempah - Tsunami (Jump) [20-22-26-25-33-32]
arrow down.gif 33. David Guetta ft. Skylar Grey - Shot Me Down [32-27-23-24-26-33]
arrow down.gif 34. Shakira ft. Rihanna - Can't Remember to Forget You [17-15-10-11-14-18-27-34]
arrow down.gif 35. Matrix & Futurebound ft. Max Marshall - Control [18-12-6-6-7-16-17-19-28-35]
ne.gif 36. London Grammar - Hey Now 
arrow down.gif 37. Sub Focus - Turn Back Time [24-22-19-6-7-5-6-9-18-21-29-37]
arrow down.gif 38. John Newman - Losing Sleep [8-7-11-11-19-23-30-28-30-38]
arrow down.gif 39. Imagine Dragons - Demons [19-21-23-32-39]
arrow down.gif 40. Arches - There's a Place [35-37-40]


This week's chart sees a switch at the top - with last weeks number 1 I Got U falling to the number 4 position, and instead being swapped for the beautiful Magic by Coldplay, the first single to be taken from latest studio album Ghost Stories. The track recently re-entered the top 20 officially following the split of frontman Chris Martin with wife Gwyneth Paltrow.

SEVEN new entries this week, the highest being the #2 debut of Faul & Wad Ad vs. Pnau with Changes. The track recently debuted at  #3 officially in the uK, but going all the way to #1 in Germany. The track samples Baby by Pnau and is utterly sublime - the soaring saxophone and beat intertwine so well together, with the sample slotting in perfectly. So haunting yet so summery, this'll sound even better in the sun.

The next new entry came courtesy of HAIM with If I Could Change Your Mind at #14. This is the latest single to be taken off #1 album Days Are Gone and sees the girls pull off a full-on dance routine in the video. A fantastic slice of pop from them, upbeat and instantly memorable for me.

Next up at #16 is Pumpin Blood by NONONO. This actually came out last year, but I FINALLY discovered it thanks to YouTube. I recognised it on an advert and finally managed to find the whole thing! Anyway, it's very quirky but in a brilliant way, I love how the whistling element is incorporated.

YES, your eyes are not deceiving you, as #20 is a brand new entry from 5 Seconds Of Summer with She Looks So Perfect. I have indeed been slating it this week for it's cringe lyrics, but THOSE aside, it's too infectious and catchy for me to escape, I actually really love the guitars in it as well as the boys' vocals. This recently went to #1 in the UK, being the latest Australian act to do so since Gotye ft. Kimbra with Somebody That I Used to Know in 2012. 

The next new entry at #26 is The Pierces with Believe in Me. This track sports an uber-cool video, and the video is how the song itself came to my attention, after flicking music channels. I was vaguely aware of The Pierces before but this has really made me take notice of them, hopefully the track can translate into mainstream success for them.

Penultimate new entry Arabella debuts at #30 for the Arctic Monkeys. I'm absolutely loving the singles from AM so far, with Do I Wanna Know? being one of my favourites of all of last year. Arabella is another great one for them - replicating the moody sound once again for a fantastic new single.

Last but not least comes Hey Now from London Grammar. They initially came to my attention from loving their song Strong last year (their second UK Top 40 Chart entry after Wasting My Young Years) and they are back as haunting as ever with Hey Now.

Friday, 28 March 2014

(Most of) My CD collection

Hello all,

Today I decided that for today's spontaneous blog post, I would showcase my CD collection. I've been collecting CDs since I was around 7 or 8 years old - a couple of my earliest being Avril Lavigne - Let Go & NOW 60 compilation album. Since then I still buy them to this day - whether it's cheap finds on eBay/charity shops/carboot sales or just in my local HMV. Beware - most of these CDs are from my childhood (Same Difference and HUGE Spice Girls, High School Music & Hannah Montana phases say hello) so it's nowhere near as 'respectable' as my iTunes library, as that mostly consists of downloads. Still, I shifted through a lot of nostalgia as well as more recent CDs to bring you my single and album collection! Quite a few surprises such as I didn't realise quite how many Geri Halliwell singles I had(!!) Oh a quick note, quite a few are either missing or in my parent's cars, so there are a lot of omissions here such as albums from The Killers & Disclosure, as well as quite a few NOW albums. Still, this is most of it. My room was turned upside down and a lot of googling was done to double check what years some of this came out, so enjoy!

Without further ado...

My Singles Collection

Full list pictured:
  • James Arthur - Impossible (2012)
  • Victoria Beckham - Let Your Head Go/This Groove (2003)
  • Victoria Beckham - Not Such An Innocent Girl (2001)
  • Melanie B - Feels So Good (2000)
  • Melanie B ft. Missy Elliot - I Want You Back (1998)
  • Emma Bunton - Downtown (2006)
  • Emma Bunton - Maybe (2003)
  • Emma Bunton - What Took You So Long? (2001)
  • Melanie C - I Turn To You (2000)
  • Melanie C - If That Were Me (2000)
  • Miley Cyrus - Can't Be Tamed (2010)
  • Miley Cyrus - Party In The U.S.A (2009)
  • Girls Aloud - Life Got Cold (2003)
  • Girls Can't Catch - Echo (2010)
  • Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed (2010)
  • Geri Halliwell - Bag It Up (2000)
  • Geri Halliwelll - Calling (2001)
  • Geri Halliwell - It's Raining Men (2001)
  • Geri Halliwell - Mi Chico Latino #1 (1999)
  • Geri Halliwell - Mi Chico Latino #2 (1999)
  • Geri Halliwell - Ride It (2004)
  • Geri Halliwell - Lift Me Up (1999)
  • Geri Halliwell - Look At Me (1999)
  • Helping Haiti - Everybody Hurts (2010)
  • Peter Kay's Animated All-Star Band - Official Children In Need Medley (2009)
  • Ke$ha ft. 3OH!3 - Blah Blah Blah (2010)
  • Lady Gaga - Alejandro (2010)
  • Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce - Telephone (2010)
  • Marina & the Diamonds - Oh No! (2010)
  • Joe McElderry - The Climb (2009)
  • Olly Murs - Please Don't Let Me Go (2010)
  • Olly Murs - Thinking Of Me (2010)
  • Orianthi - According To You (2010)
  • Professor Green ft. Lily Allen - Just Be Good to Green (2010)
  • The Saturdays - Ego (2010)
  • Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time (1999)
  • Spice Girls - Goodbye (1998)
  • Spice Girls - Goodbye #2 (1998)
  • Spice Girls - Headlines [Friendship Never Ends] (2007)
  • Spice Girls - Holler (2000)
  • Spice Girls - Mama/Who Do You Think You Are (1997)
  • Spice Girls - Say You'll Be There (1996)
  • Spice Girls - Spice Up Your Life (1997)
  • Spice Girls - Step To Me (1997)
  • Spice Girls - Too Much (1997)
  • Spice Girls - Too Much #2 (1997)
  • Spice Girls - Viva Forever (1998)
  • Spice Girls - Wannabe (1996)
  • Spice Girls - 2 Become 1 (1996)
  • Sugababes - Round Round (2002)
  • Sugababes - Too Lost In You (2003)
  • Sugababes - Wear My Kiss (2010)
  • Timbaland ft. Katy Perry - If We Ever Meet Again (2010)
  • TinTin Out ft. Emma Bunton - What I Am (1999)
  • True Steppers ft. Dane Bowers and Victoria Beckham - Out of Your Mind (2000)
  • Diana Vickers - The Boy Who Murdered Love (2010)
  • The Wanted - All Time Low (2010)
  • Westlife - What About Now (2009)
  • Wiley ft. Emeli Sande - Never Be Your Woman (2010)
  • Wiley ft. Chew Fu - Take That (2009)
  • X Factor Finalists 2009 - You Are Not Alone (2009)

My Albums Collection [In Three Parts]


  • James Arthur - James Arthur (2013)
  • Avicii - True (2013)
  • The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
  • The Beatles - Revolver (1966)
  • The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
  • The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
  • The Beatles - 1962-1966 [The Red Album] (1973)
  • The Beatles - 1967-1970 [The Blue Album] (1973)
  • The Black Eyed Peas - Elephunk (2003)
  • Emma Bunton - A Girl Like Me (2001) 
  • Emma Bunton - Free Me (2004)
  • Emma Bunton - Life In Mono (2006)
  • Alexandra Burke - Overcome (2009)
  • Melanie C - Northern Star [x2] (1999) 
  • Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto (2011)
  • Cheryl Cole - Messy Little Raindrops (2010) 
  • Cheryl Cole - 3 Words (2009)
  • Darren Criss - Human (2010)
  • Miley Cyrus - Bangerz (2013)
  • Miley Cyrus - Breakout (2008)
  • Miley Cyrus - Can't Be Tamed (2010)
  • Miley Cyrus - The Time of Our Lives (2009)
  • Lana Del Rey - Born to Die [The Paradise Edition] (2012)
  • Esmee Denters - Outta Here (2009)
  • Jason Derulo - Jason Derulo (2010)
  • Disney Channel - Christmas Hits (2007)
  • Disney Channel - The Very Best of Disney Channel (2007)
  • Easy Karaoke #1 (2003)
  • Easy Karaoke #2 (2003)
  • Girls Aloud - Out of Control (2008) 
  • Girls Aloud - The Sound of Girls Aloud: The Greatest Hits (2006)
  • Girls Aloud - Tangled Up (2007)
  • Glee Cast - Glee Sings The Beatles (2013)
  • Glee Cast - Glee: The Music, Best of Season One (2010)
  • Glee Cast - Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album (2010)
  • Glee Cast - Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 2 (2011)
  • Glee Cast - Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 3 (2012)
  • Glee Cast - Glee: The Music, Presents Glease (2012) 
  • Glee Cast - Glee: The Music, The Graduation Album (2012)
  • Glee Cast - Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals (2010)
  • Glee Cast - Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna (2010)
  • Glee Cast - Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show (2010)
  • Glee Cast - Glee: The Music, Presents the Warblers (2011)
  • Glee Cast - Glee The 3D Concert Movie (2011)
  • Glee Cast - Glee: The Music, Season One Volume 1 (2009)
  • Glee Cast - Glee: The Music, Season One Volume 2 (2009)
  • Glee Cast - Glee: The Music, Season Two Volume 3 Showstoppers (2010)
  • Glee Cast - Glee: The Music, Season Two Volume 4 (2010)
  • Glee Cast - Glee: The Music, Season Two Volume 5 (2011)
  • Glee Cast - Glee: The Music, Season Two Volume 6 (2011)
  • Glee Cast - Glee: The Music, Season Three Volume 7 (2011)
  • Glee Cast - Glee: The Music,  Season Four Volume 1 (2012)
  • Ellie Goulding - Lights (2010)
  • Selena Gomez & The Scene - Kiss & Tell (2009)
  • Geri Halliwell - Scream If You Wanna Go Faster (2001)

  • Geri Halliwell - Schizophonic (1999)
  • Hannah Montana - Best of Both Worlds Concert (2008)
  • Hannah Montana - Hannah Montana (2006)
  • Hannah Montana - Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus (2007)
  • Hannah Montana - Hannah Montana 3 (2009)
  • Hannah Montana - Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)
  • High School Musical - High School Musical (2006)
  • Jessie J - Who You Are (2011)
  • JLS - JLS (2009)
  • JLS - Outta This World (2010)
  • Ke$ha - Animal (2010)
  • Ke$ha - Warrior (2012)
  • Lady Gaga - ARTPOP (2013)
  • Lady Gaga - Born Famous [CD/DVD] (2012)
  • Lady Gaga - Born This Way (2011)
  • Lady Gaga - The Fame (2009)
  • Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster (2009)
  • Lady Gaga - The Remix (2010)
  • Avril Lavigne - The Best Damn Thing (2007)
  • Avril Lavigne - Goodbye Lullaby (2011)
  • Avril Lavigne - Let Go (2002)
  • Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin (2004)
  • Leona Lewis - Echo (2009)
  • Little Mix - DNA (2012)
  • Little Mix - Salute (2013)
  • Pixie Lott - Turn It Up (2009)
  • Pixie Lott - Turn It Up Louder (2010)
  • Pixie Lott - Young Foolish Happy (2011)
  • Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010)
  • Matthew Morrison - Where It All Began (2013)
  • Olly Murs - In Case You Didn't Know (2011)
  • Olly Murs - Olly Murs (2010)
  • Olly Murs - Right Place Right Time (2012)
  • Olly Murs - Right Place Right Time Special Edition (2013)
  • N-Dubz - Against All Odds (2009)

  • N-Dubz - Uncle B (2008)
  • John Newman - Tribute (2013)
  • Now That's What I Call No.1's (2006)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 35 (1996)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 46 (2000)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 49 (2001)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 51 (2002)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 59 (2004)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 60 (2005)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 61 (2005)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 62 (2005)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 63 (2006)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 64 (2006)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 66 (2007)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 67 (2007)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 68 (2007)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 69 (2008)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 70 (2008)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 71 (2008)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 72 (2009)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 73 (2009)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 74 (2009)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 75 (2010)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 77 (2010)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 82 (2012)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 83 (2012)
  • Now That's What I Call Music! 84 (2013)
  • Katy Perry - Prism (2013)
  • Katy Perry - Teenage Dream (2010)
  • P!nk - Missundaztood (2001)
  • Pop Party 3 (2005)
  • Same Difference - Pop (2008)
  • Ed Sheeran - + (2011)
  • Britney Spears - Britney Jean (2013) 
  • Britney Spears - The Singles Collection (2009)
  • Spice Girls - Forever (2000) 
  • Spice Girls - Greatest Hits [White version] (2007)
  • Spice Girls - Greatest Hits [Black version] (2007) 
  • Spice Girls - Spice [x2] (1996)
  • Spice Girls - Spiceworld (1997)
  • Sub Focus - Torus (2013)
  • Sugababes - Angels With Dirty Faces (2002)
  • Sugababes - Three (2003)
  • Robbie Williams - Reality Killed the Video Star (2009)

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

This weeks music REVIEWS

This weeks music REVIEWS

5 Seconds of Summer - She Looks So Perfect

She Looks So Perfect looks set to top the U.K. Singles Chart this week - with 70,000+ copies already being sold at the mid-week point. The band met when they were sixteen and rose to fame after they supported One Direction on the Australian leg of their tour.

I was apprehensive before listening, as the title sounded like an uber-cringefest, but I was somehow willing to be convinced otherwise. As the track begins, the first thing I notice is that the vocals are actually pretty good and I was enjoying the first verse, so I was wondering whether I actually would be convinced. Unfortunately, the chorus came around and my initial thoughts came back, as the lyrics are rather cringe indeed. It also made me feel like a very uncool sixteen year old as I failed to recognise what "I'm so down" meant. Still, I think it could end up being a guilty-pleasure grower due to the catchiness. Not something I'd go back to in a hurry, but I can definitely see why this would appeal to the intended target audience. 


Faul and Wad Ad vs. Pnau - Changes

Changes is a track by electronic duo Faul and Wad Ad from Paris who specialise in deep house. The track samples Baby by Pnau and recently went to #1 in Germany. 

Changes is completely sublime. The saxophone riff is outstanding throughout and the beat compliments it so well. Such a brilliant choice of sample too - the lyrics and vocals completely gave me chills. Another thought I had was that it wasn't dissimilar to last years summer smash Sonnentanz (Sun Don't Shine) by Klangkarussell ft. Will Heard.


Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway - Wizard

Fresh off the back of #1 smash Animals, recently-turned-18 year old Martin Garrix is back with follow-up Wizard, this time teaming up with Jay Hardway.

For me, this is a HUGE step up from Animals. Although taking certain elements from  Animals such as the hand-clapping build-up, I find this track far more interesting (even though being completely instrumental) with fantastic production and intense drops - especially the second one. The opening synths draw you in straight away - and the track goes by so quickly that I end up with it on repeat.


Tujamo ft. Plastik Funk & Sneakbo - Dr. Who!

Chart newcomers Tujamo and Plastik Funk team-up with Sneakbo - who scored a top 40 hit with Ring-A-Ling in the summer - for latest track Dr. Who!

The title of the song to me was really quite different, it drew me in alone as I wanted to know how exactly Dr. Who! would be incorporated into it. Unfortunately this completely didn't live up to my expectations, as it's a bit too repetitive and even quite generic. Pretty uninteresting really.


Dansson and Marlon Hoffstadt - Shake That

Dansson and Marlon Hoffstadt are 18 year old producers from Berlin. Shake That proved to be very popular in Ibiza over the summer.

This style of music has been making quite the impact recently, not sounding too dissimilar to house smash Storm Queen's Look Right Through. While I don't think this is quite as good as Look Right Through, the Nate Dogg sampling Shake That sounds like a grower and is certainly catchy.


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Britney Spears - Britney Jean (Album Review)

Britney Spears - Britney Jean (Album Review)

I know this album isn't exactly brand new - with a December 2013 release, but I recently won it in a competition (courtesy of so as my newest album, I thought why not. 

Britney Jean is Britney's 8th studio album following a phenomenal career since her breakthrough ...Baby One More Time in 1999, amassing over 100 million record sales worldwide since.

 Britney noted in interviews prior to release that eponymous Britney Jean would be her most personal album ever, and this already seems evident from the surprisingly stripped down photoshoot on the cover as well as the title being her first name and middle name (No, not a Michael Jackson homage). With lead single Work B**ch! though, it didn't exactly seem like the most personal kick off to the campaign, so I was curious as to how the rest of the album would turn out.

Even if taste is subjective, for me Britney Jean is much more than it's #34 UK peak suggests. Britney may not be at the top of the game right now in terms of chart success, but the overall quality of the album is exactly what I was hoping for from the pop princess.

Alien was a spot on choice for an album opener, as it slowly draws you into it. A fantastic mid-tempo start to the album, Britney's vocals are sounding brilliant. Not only the vocals, but also this album boasts some of the best choruses on album tracks in her career - such as Passenger, 'Til it's Gone and Body Ache. The personal theme begins to become more evident throughout away from the dance production, such as on second single Perfume - a track packed with emotion as Britney tells of the heartache of a cheating boyfriend. 

The album is by no mean's perfect - for me the duds come in the form of It Should Be Easy with far too much auto tune and a bit of a non-event of a chorus, duet with sister Jamie Lynn Chillin' With You which is a bit vapid and sounds out of place with it's country vibes with the rest of the album and as sublime as the production for Work B**ch! is, the accent remains endearing but odd which is a bit off-putting, although the accent also featured on hit Scream & Shout with which went to number one last year and Work B**ch! gave her the latest solo top 10 hit in the UK since Hold It Against Me, so a lot of the public must think otherwise.

An album featuring a lot of creative control from Britney, for me this is something to be proud of with some excellent pop moments in a lot of the soaring choruses, and the deluxe version is worth getting, the three bonus tracks are up there with some of the main tracks. A few duds but on the whole a very pleasant pop album from her that I very much enjoyed.


Monday, 24 March 2014

Jade's Top 40 (24.03.14)

Hello all,

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Playlist of my top 40 this week in reverse order: