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Name: Edward
Country: USA
We lost the #1 (104,351) by Edward from USA
(Sunday 3 December 2023; 04:11)
Billboard will publish the new chart on Monday, but tomorrow we'll know for sure. Brenda is ahead on Spotify but Apple Music is bigger on this side of the pond, and Mariah is ahead on that one. Mariah is also bigger in sales. It's kind of weird, when Mariah re-entered the chart at 17, Brenda was just bubbling under the Hot 100, then she re-entered at 8 and Mariah jumped to number 4. Judging by the pattern, Brenda is gathering steam way faster. I guess we lost this one. Congrats to Brenda.
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This is a reply to message 104,350 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Sunday 3 December 2023; 03:45)
We lost the #1 (104,349) by Edward from USA
(Sunday 3 December 2023; 03:26)
If that's the case, I'm happy for her. Let's not forget it's a prediction, even though they're usually right. We still have Saturday to count.
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This is a reply to message 104,347 by Pedro from Brazil
(Saturday 2 December 2023; 22:52)
Mariah vs Brenda (104,343) by Edward from USA
(Saturday 2 December 2023; 21:25)
I think Mariah reaches the top next week for such a small margine. Airplay, streaming and sales are all going to blow up from next week forward, it's a tight race, but Mariah is still ahead.
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This is a reply to message 104,339 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Saturday 2 December 2023; 20:47)
Mariah vs Brenda (104,341) by Edward from USA
(Saturday 2 December 2023; 20:51)
Being triggered is one thing, but basically sabotaging an artist so they won't be number one is a different monster. Brenda's team's making sure she is promoting, she has a new video, she's giving interviews, she's on Tik Tok, she has an EP with different versions of the song. They are just making sure the song has the best chance at hitting the top spot, it's business. Just like Mariah has been doing it for years.
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This is a reply to message 104,337 by jaker20 from US
(Saturday 2 December 2023; 20:17)
Mariah vs Brenda (104,333) by Edward from USA
(Saturday 2 December 2023; 17:48)
Robert-Anthony, the music industry doesn't have much control over anything anymore. The music industry as we knew it, it's forever gone. They can't influence streaming platforms to block users from playing the music they like, radio just goes along with what's trending or they stay out of the game. Fans have more control, instead of calling like crazy to request, we just go and stream, everything is way different. As I have stated, these two songs have legs of their own, the one that makes it to number one will be based on its own merit and promotional push on big events. AIWFCIY is a pure number 1, people keep buying it after all these years, they keep playing it and streaming it, no gimmicks. If Mariah really wanted, she could break The Beatles' record, just three great collabs with Drake, Ariana and Taylor Swift should take her there. I don't really care for that record though, the way things are, Taylor will eventually top them both.
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This is a reply to message 104,329 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Saturday 2 December 2023; 14:05)
Mariah vs Brenda (104,328) by Edward from USA
(Saturday 2 December 2023; 13:51)
I agree it's not a conspiracy. The wig post was a simple joke, chill. Now if she had shown a Christmas decorated nipple, that wouldn't be marketing.
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This is a reply to message 104,327 by The Real Deal from USA
(Saturday 2 December 2023; 13:40)
Mariah vs Brenda (104,325) by Edward from USA
(Saturday 2 December 2023; 12:54)
I have no idea when or why it happened. There are many other great Christmas songs way better than it. The first time I listened to it was last year because she made it to the second spot. For me it is just a very basic song, that's all. I don't hate it, just don't care for it.
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This is a reply to message 104,324 by Andrew from the UK
(Saturday 2 December 2023; 11:33)
Mariah vs Brenda (104,320) by Edward from USA
(Saturday 2 December 2023; 01:23)
Brenda's label just wants to capitalize on the success of the song, Mariah has been doing it since it 2017. While Mariah angered some of these ladies, I don't think there's a conspiracy to block her from reaching the top. Promotion makes a difference but these two songs have legs of their own. I think Brenda will snatch at least one week this Christmas season. She was reading comments from fans, and they were very sweet to her. There was a lamb who stated they would love for her to be number one. Brenda is a sweet lady.
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This is a reply to message 104,318 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Saturday 2 December 2023; 00:13)
Mariah vs Brenda (104,315) by Edward from USA
(Friday 1 December 2023; 18:28)
According to Talk of the Charts predictions, AIWFCIY will be number one next week, but judging by the numbers, RATCT might top it the week after. As I said, it's going to be an interesting journey for both songs. Maybe they'll alternate at the top, but Brenda would set a record almost impossible to break. Should she hit numbe one, RATCT would be the song with the longest time to get to the top spot, 65. She can have it though. Other than that, Brenda didn't write her song, so she doesn't make money from it really. We definitely need Mariah to dethrone Lil Nas.
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Would you rather (104,308) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 30 November 2023; 21:57)
I haven't ever heard "Fairy Tale of New York'" on the radio or seen it on the charts here. It is definitely not a threat to AIWFCIY. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree is definitely a threat now that they threw a red blanket and a blonde wig on Brenda Lee and made a video for RATCT. I would love to see "Last Christmas" become a number one once Mariah has taken back her record for the longest running number one song.
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This is a reply to message 104,306 by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 30 November 2023; 18:47)
Would you rather (104,304) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 30 November 2023; 17:24)
Why would Justin record a song with Mariah if he wasn't interested in getting it released? It doesn't make any sense. The song was [not] included on Charmbracelet simply because his label didn't want to. I think they were thinking business.
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This is a reply to message 104,300 by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Thursday 30 November 2023; 14:16)
Would you rather (104,303) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 30 November 2023; 17:08)
So sorry to hear that about your Mom, Andrew. I hope she's getting better.
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This is a reply to message 104,302 by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 30 November 2023; 16:42)
Quality non-album tracks (104,298) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 30 November 2023; 12:50)
It is. Here on this board it's Randy's Theme.
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This is a reply to message 104,296 by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Thursday 30 November 2023; 05:11)
Would you rather (104,289) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 30 November 2023; 00:40)
I think she's talking about Janet's nipple exposure at the Super Bowl and now Britney's revelation about her having an abortion when they were dating. I would like to hear the song though.
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This is a reply to message 104,286 by Andrew from the UK
(Wednesday 29 November 2023; 22:54)
Would you rather (104,288) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 30 November 2023; 00:35)
What a coincidence, streamed a couple of documentaries on The Bee Gees last week. I didn't know Celine's Immortality, a very special song to me, had originally been written and sung by them. Andy stated they thought Immortality was the best song they had ever written. Sadly, Mariah lost confidence in her solo pen game a long time ago.
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This is a reply to message 104,285 by Andrew from the UK
(Wednesday 29 November 2023; 22:41)
Quality non-album tracks (104,278) by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 29 November 2023; 19:58)
Randy's Theme, Help Me Make It and Almost Home are three quality singles that should definitely be on The Rarities 2.
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(104,259) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 28 November 2023; 12:52)
AIWFCIY jumps from 17 to 4. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree reenters at No 8. I thinks it's happening again like last year, AIWFCIY will top the charts next week.
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Charts (104,226) by Edward from USA
(Sunday 26 November 2023; 04:08)
It re-entered the Hot 100 at No 17. Only three other Christmas songs re-entered the the chart this week, but AIWFCY is ahead of all of them. We can expect a high jump to the top five next week and the rest would be a fight to death, but I think, at least, it'll snatch a couple of weeks this season.
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This is a reply to message 104,224 by Tameka walker from United states
(Sunday 26 November 2023; 03:14)
Happy Thanksgiving (104,190) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 23 November 2023; 22:41)
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. For those who celebrate it, I hope you have a wonderful time. Be careful with the carbs.
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Stiffness (104,189) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 23 November 2023; 22:35)
I'm entitled to say it. Yes, we, the alphabet people, can be overly sensitive and dramatic about simple shit. I didn't think about it, I didn't disguise it, I didn't imply it, I simply said it. It's not microaggression, it's me exercising my right to say whatever I want. The fact you had to reply to it just proves my effing point.

And just in case you want to come with the "shut up white straight man", I'm neither white nor straight, not that there's anything wrong with that either. So, whenever I want, I'll say what's in my mind about our loving and inclusive community.
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This is a reply to message 104,188 by jaker20 from US
(Thursday 23 November 2023; 22:29)
Stiffness (104,186) by Edward from USA
(Thursday 23 November 2023; 21:50)
Mariah mounts herself on heels so high not even the most experienced Drag Queen could walk on them. Not implying Sam Smith is a Drag Queen, just in case one of the over sensitive alphabet people might want to start a cat fight, but he seems to to be very careful when walking on those platforms he mounts himself on.

Another thing, after her accident while filming the video for "#Beautiful", she's definitely being more careful.
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Christmas songs (early bird special) (104,155) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 21 November 2023; 18:31)
As much as I hate to say it, Taylor Swift's songs don't just chart one week and out the other, she has a massive fanbase. In some places they're camping outside Arenas six months in advance just to be closer to the stage. She's definitely had the Midas touch for quite sometime now. I don't know the lyrics to any of her songs. I tried listening to her last album but I didn't feel a connection. I wish her well though. Her relatable persona definitely helps her a lot. The woman is the biggest thing right now yet she doesn't acts as if she believes her own hype.
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This is a reply to message 104,154 by jaker20 from US
(Tuesday 21 November 2023; 17:49)
Christmas songs (early bird special) (104,152) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 21 November 2023; 17:31)
I guess you're right, but the fact these songs have re-entered the chart so early tells you their numbers will be far ahead than the rest of them. I thought Brenda's "Sitting on My Rocking Chair" would be at least in the top 100.
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This is a reply to message 104,151 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Tuesday 21 November 2023; 16:52)
Christmas songs (early bird special) (104,149) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 21 November 2023; 13:56)
Only four Christmas songs re-entered the Hot 100 this week.
17. All I Want for Christmas Is You
32. Las Christmas
38. Jingle Bell Rock
44. A Holly Jolly Christmas
If there's a possibility for any song other AIWFCIY to hit No. 1 this year, in my opinion, that would be Last Christmas. I'm tired of seeing Taylor Swift with 20 songs on the top 10.
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Billboard (104,145) by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 21 November 2023; 03:00)
AIWFCIY doesn't have any other Christmas song ahead of it so far.
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