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daf

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Top of the Pops : 2020
« on: January 09, 2020, 02:51:22 PM »
Since Top of the Pops finished, nobody knows what the hell is in the charts anymore - so here's a thread to find out - starting with the first Top Ten countdown of the new year :
 
3 January 2020 : Presenters: Al Needham & K9

(10) 'LOSE YOU TO LOVE ME' - SELENA GOMEZ
(9) 'THIS IS REAL' - JAX JONES FT ELLA HENDERSON
(8) 'PUMP IT UP' - ENDOR
(7) 'ADORE YOU' - HARRY STYLES
(6) 'EVERYTHING I WANTED' - BILLIE EILISH' (video)
(5) 'DANCE MONKEY' - TONES & I



(4) 'ROXANNE' - ARIZONA ZERVAS
(3) 'DON'T START NOW' - DUA LIPA (danced to by Legs & Co)
(2) 'BEFORE YOU GO' - LEWIS CAPALDI
(1) 'OWN IT' - STORMZY/ED SHEERAN/BURNA BOY (video + credits)
« Last Edit: January 09, 2020, 03:06:16 PM by daf »

Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2020, 02:55:07 PM »
ah great idea, thanks, daf

Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2020, 03:13:48 PM »
Desolation

Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2020, 03:20:14 PM »
S
(8) 'PUMP IT UP' - ENDOR


Not a patch on the Danzel version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00-KTS34b9M

I know, let's take all the complicated bits off
????
Profit

JesusAndYourBush

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Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2020, 03:20:16 PM »
& K9

Is that Dr Who's robot dog K9, or is it also the name of a rapper or something?

Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2020, 03:30:35 PM »
I like that Billie Elish one.



Wonder if that's the side effect of my mid-life crisis?

non capisco

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Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2020, 03:51:16 PM »
Top idea, daf. I can now keep up to date with what the pop crazed youngsters are listening to while simultaneously plowing my way through all of the 1970s episodes thanks to that big bastard link you posted in the other thread. Never knew that Mud made a disco record.

daf

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Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2020, 04:09:21 PM »
Is that Dr Who's robot dog K9, or is it also the name of a rapper or something?

Dr Who's robot dog - Just a bit of imaginary fun!

(I picture John Leeson crouching with a lip-mic just off camera, interjecting a pithy "Affirmative" or "Negative" into Al's introductions)


Better Midlands

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Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2020, 04:26:43 PM »
Not a patch on the Danzel version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00-KTS34b9M

I know, let's take all the complicated bits off
????
Profit

Not a patch on the Mixmasters version

https://youtu.be/D-VM6_T5iS8

I know, let's ruin one of the best house tunes ever

Inspector Norse

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Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2020, 07:17:24 AM »
(5) 'DANCE MONKEY' - TONES & I


My kids like this one after hearing it at their friends’ house.

We have since broken off all contact with those people.

Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2020, 02:25:50 PM »
 
Quote
Presenters: Al Needham & K9

Surely Bummerdog bumming the audience?

Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2020, 02:37:23 PM »

(5) 'DANCE MONKEY' - TONES & I


Could be another "Tones" group in the charts next week by the look of things.
https://www.nme.com/news/music/wolfe-tones-rebel-song-come-out-ye-black-and-tans-tops-uk-ireland-charts-2594839

Though not sure how I-Tune downloads will be correlated in the modern day chart.

Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2020, 06:12:26 PM »

Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2020, 11:04:39 AM »
daf, you will probably just need to put the links in the OP in a different order each week because I think these Top Tens will be fairly static. Maybe one new entry per week.

Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2020, 02:24:27 PM »
"Own It" is the 1362nd official No. 1 as listed by Wikipedia.

daf

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Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2020, 02:46:08 PM »
daf, you will probably just need to put the links in the OP in a different order each week because I think these Top Tens will be fairly static. Maybe one new entry per week.

I had considered making it by strict Top of the Pops rules :

1. Only feature songs going up the charts
2. No songs to be repeated two weeks in a row, except for . . .
3. The Number 1 is always included.

But I found that EVERY song in the Top 10 was going up - probably due to post-Christmas 'bounce-back' or something - so I decided to make it into the Top 10 countdown - It's just a work-in-progress at the moment.

What I might do is include the 'breakers' section in the middle - to introduce the new entries & highlight any interesting acts that'd otherwise get missed.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2020, 04:45:46 PM by daf »

Funcrusher

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Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2020, 04:16:46 PM »
Fucking hell, Stormzy has done a track with Ed Sheeran? Desolation indeed. I guess 'I Love Sausage Rolls' has exited the top 10.

Captain Z

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Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2020, 04:42:00 PM »
Fucking hell, Stormzy has done a track with Ed Sheeran? Desolation indeed.

He's done at least two, 'Take Me Back To London' was also #1 earlier in the year.

non capisco

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Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2020, 01:07:30 AM »
I liked the Billie Eilish and Dua Lipa ones so I can now safely assume I'm not the waning apathetic husk I thought I was. My weary arthritic fingers are also now stabbing the keyboard on my personal computer one letter at a time to painstakingly bring you my glad  observation that THE RE IS NO AUTOTUNE O N ANY OF THESSE

LOVE DAD X (oh no that was something else)

Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2020, 01:11:32 PM »
I'm getting to like Roxanne, my son is caning it (against my will, which is how it should be)

daf

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Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2020, 01:54:04 PM »
As the new Top Ten has seven repeats from last week, rather than just post the top 10 again with three new songs, i've applied the TOTP rules in coming up with tonight's "show".

TOTP RULES
1. No songs get shown two weeks in a row * (for the exception : see rule 3)
2. No songs get shown that are going down the chart
3. The Number 1 is always included

So, based on that, with three of last weeks songs being non-movers, and another three going down the chart, I've replaced those with the highest climbers.

I'm also including a 'breakers' section to highlight the new entries - that way, every song in the TOP 40 will get covered at least once.

To see what kind of pig's ear I've made of this, tune in at 7:30pm tonight!
« Last Edit: January 16, 2020, 02:09:04 PM by daf »

Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2020, 02:15:46 PM »
To show how crazy the charts are right now, this week's highest climber into the Top 10 has been in the Top 100 for 54 weeks already.

You'd need a new rule stating no climbers that are more than 20 weeks old, as there are tons of them this week due to Xmas tracks dropping out and people streaming Best of 2019 playlists.

daf

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Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2020, 07:30:00 PM »
10 January 2020 : Presenters: Sarah Bee & Rakim

(17) 'SOUTH OF THE BORDER' - ED SHEERAN/CABELLO/CARDI B
(16) 'THE BOX' - RODDY RICCH
(15) 'LOSE CONTROL' - MEDUZA/BECKY HILL/GOODBOYS
(13) 'MEMORIES' - MAROON 5
(12) 'BRUISES' - LEWIS CAPALDI
(11)  'RIDE IT' - REGARD (danced to by Legs & Co)
- - - - - - - - - - - - (breakers) - - - - - - - - - - - -
(35) 'SAVAGE' - MIST
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
(10) 'BLINDING LIGHTS' - THE WEEKND (video)
(7) 'SOMEONE YOU LOVED' - LEWIS CAPALDI



(5) 'YUMMY' - JUSTIN BIEBER
(1) 'OWN IT' - STORMZY/ED SHEERAN/BURNA BOY (video + credits)
« Last Edit: January 16, 2020, 08:00:56 PM by daf »

Captain Z

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Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2020, 09:13:03 PM »
No wonder kids are all depressed these days, the most uplifting of that lot features a bunch of young people dancing around an apocalyptic wasteland.

Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2020, 09:27:25 PM »
"Own It" is the 1362nd official No. 1 as listed by Wikipedia.

Just been looking at the list.
The 1248th was 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams 6 years ago.
That's the most recent one I've heard of.

daf

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Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2020, 09:13:45 PM »
17 January 2020 : Presenters: David Stubbs & Steven Dave Jankers

(34) 'LADBROKE GROVE' - AJ TRACEY
(28) 'RARE' - SELENA GOMEZ
(26) 'GANGSTA' - DARKOO & ONE ACEN
(21) 'STILL DISAPPOINTED' - STORMZY
(20) 'MY OH MY' - CAMILA CABELLO FT DABABY (video)
- - - - - - - - - - - - (breakers) - - - - - - - - - - - -
(37) 'YOU SHOULD BE SAD' - HALSEY
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
(10) 'DANCE MONKEY' - TONES & I
(4) 'DON'T START NOW' - DUA LIPA (danced to by Hot Crumpet)



(3) 'LIFE IS GOOD' - FUTURE FT DRAKE
(1) 'OWN IT' - STORMZY/ED SHEERAN/BURNA BOY (video + credits)
« Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 09:47:53 PM by daf »

Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2020, 11:17:14 AM »
Some of the breakers are really old tracks so the chart is going in a circles at this point

daf

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Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2020, 05:31:22 PM »
Yeah, the problem is that everything is 'new' to me at this point - having not seen a top 40 for the last 15 years. Hopefully, once I get a handle on the current "scene", I'll be able to weed the obvious oldies out.

(That Halsey track was listed as being only 1 week on the charts - so I thought I was safe with that one!)

Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2020, 07:03:32 PM »
This feels like Champ Manager when you play so far into the future that all the real players have retired and you only have computer generated ones left.

Re: Top of the Pops : 2020
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2020, 12:51:15 PM »
daf, I should stress that no criticism of you was implied above. I was simply bemoaning the fact that old tracks are bouncing back up and crowding out genuine breakers.

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