This week’s chart highlights

Features are getting a workout this week, with eight collaborations in the Top 40 including three of the four debuts. Imagine Dragons have their first featured appearance on No. 39, Kygo’s “Born to Be Yours.” Kelly Clarkson follows her featured appearance several years back on Jason Aldean’s “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with another country collaboration at No. 38, “Keeping Score” by Dan & Shay. And Ariana Grande is featured on Troye Sivan’s latest at No. 40, “Dance to This.” Elsewhere, Train, Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, Khalid, and Cam and Travie McCoy earn feature credits. (I chose not to include Shaggy, at No. 10 with Sting on “Dreaming in the U.S.A.,” because that CD strikes me more as a straight-up duet release than one act guesting on another act’s recording.)

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14 responses to “This week’s chart highlights

  1. First off thaks for the mention on Lifehouse’s new song. Second I kinda see what you mean about Foreign catchy songs. Though I can’t get into that Psy song; I have to admit, that I too have a guilty pleasure with a Russian girl band called Serebro(means silver in thier language). Anyway here in Baja Calif. the hit “Mama Lover” is tearing up the airwaves. It’s pure Disco candy and full of 70’s flavour.

  2. Hadda to give a listen to that Scissor Sisters song that you put so high on the list. It’s pretty good. I might catch on to it yet.

  3. Olly Murs does sound like a Maroon 5 carbon copy. and a bad one at that. There should be some kinda copy right thingy against sounding too much like a nother band. I’ll pass on Olly Murs.

  4. yeah succumbing to musical gravity is usually what happens after songs hold on to a number more than I week. Interesting to see what happens.

  5. Woman follow soap operas while I follow the music charts since way back 1980. I was just a little kid, but damn; I enjoy them.

  6. I have to admit that I’m not a very big fan of collaborations. I can think of very few I enjoy. Aerosmith with Run DMC- Walk This Way. Sara Brightman and Paul Stanley, Santana and Chad Croeger, Santana and Rob Thomas, No Doubt with Ric Ocasek on guitar.and of course probly myfav is Lifehouse and Natasha Beddingfield . She also had one with Simple Plan that I enjoyed very much, but I don’t fall prey to collaborations too often. others”Get Lucky” is great.

  7. put the pet shop boys -thursday on the chart.the new pet shop boys new album

  8. Interesting info on Elton John collaborations. The Collective Soul and Nick kershaw entries peak my interest. So the new Elvis Entry isn’t a new song? it’s from 1973? Don’t think I ever heard it before?

  9. thjat’s the problem with pop music nowadays, it all sounds the same. I like the chorus from Brave and the verses melodies from Roar, but I don’t like either song enough to even download them for free. So which came first? the chicken or the egg?

  10. I used to love Del Amitri back in the day. Wonder what happened to them? 90s had some great bands. Live, Barenaked Ladies,Third Eye Blind, Dog’s Eye View, Vertical Horizon, ect..

  11. Coldplay’s “Magic is so much better than “Midnight” which put me to sleep the first time I heard it..

  12. It’s funny how you didn’t go for “Rude” but like “Don’t Kill The “Magic” I also think its a better song. They sound a bit like The Police, don’t they. The vid for DKTM looks like “Wrapped around your Finger” I think they wanna be asociated with the Police?.

  13. Didn’t know you charted “Reason To Live” in 1990. KISS are countdown favs for me. I’ve charted everything they release as well as album tracks. Funny enough the biggest song for me is off Paul Stanley’s 2006 solo album; Live To Win. “Everytime I See You Around” is the name of the song.

  14. Well, said. I also break away from Billboard’s Hot 100 choice singles; which, pretty much; all sound the same or are; unlistenable for their offensive content. Which pretty much describes every rap song on there.

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