Bops and Flops: From Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ to Ariana’s ‘Dangerous Woman’ situation

It’s that time of the week again.


Yes, there’s a brand new chart. Allow us to take you through the best and worst things happening on this week’s UK singles chart.


?? Drake’s ‘One Dance’ is still at number one, but it could face trouble from Calvin Harris (feat. Rihanna) next week.

?? THEY’VE DONE IT! DNCE are in the top five with ‘Cake By The Ocean’ *cuts slice of red velvet*.

?? Every single song from Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ is in the top 100, with ‘Hold Up’ doing the best at 17, and ‘Forward’ doing the worst at 85.

?? ‘Hair’ is in the top 20, climbing 12 places to 19. Interestingly though, it’d be at eight if the chart was just based on sales and 46 if it was just streams. Basically, let’s play it on Spotify 24/7.

?? Rihanna’s excellent ‘Needed Me’ has climbed a huge 29 places this week to 61. We reckon this could be one of the songs of the summer.


?? Look, ‘Dangerous Woman’ still hasn’t got any higher than 17, which is a travesty. We’re going to need to initiate Operation Dangerous Woman if it continues to fall.

?? ‘The Sound of Silence’ has entered the Top 40. Here’s a better song called ‘Sound of Silence’:


?? P!nk’s incredibly average ‘Just Like Fire’ has fallen out of the Top 40 during it’s second week. Not every pop song needs to be exciting but still, this should be about 43% more exciting.

?? She may be climbing with ‘Needed Me’, but Riri’s ‘Kiss It Better’ has fallen twenty places to 77 this week. It’s a shame that it’s been overshadowed by ‘Needed Me’ and ‘This Is What You Came For’ because it’s really good.

?? ‘Team’ by Iggy Azalea won’t be troubling the Top 40 soon, falling to 89 this week. Her silly comments re: ‘Becky with the good hair’ aren’t going to help the cause, are they?

Which songs make you bop, and which make you want to flop into bed and nap? Tweet us at @maximumpop.

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