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Words can't describe how simple yet brilliant this week's new red area penetrant Solo Dance by Martin Jensen (#12) is, but we'll try. Chatty-sounding vocals punctuate sunkissed synth lines abed a tropical sounding set of chords. Simple! Yet brilliant. Two remixes are on Spotify, by M-22 and Anton Powers respectively & M-22 adds a heavier bassline to it, while Powers adds an deeper house streak to it – and I wish the full versions of all three versions were on Spotify because not everyone likes to hear bare bones in the middle of a playlist. I also wish there was a third verse to it. That said, I've often had a theory that if you have a good record with a good chord progression and interesting vocals, the rest of the record can look after itself, and here I've been proved right. I wish him the best of luck, particularly given that me and him share a birthday (29 September, he in 1991, me in 1995) since I did a similar thing with Halsey when Closer came out (she was born 29 September 1994).

You wait ages for someone to die (not literally, of course, that would be horrible, even by this site's standards!) and two drop off within quick succession. Joni Sledge died on the 10th from natural causes – she was a fourth of Sister Sledge, best known for the Chic-produced hits We Are Family (#8, #33, #5 and #93), Lost in Music (#17, #4 and #14), Thinking Of You (#11 and #17) and their later chart topper Frankie – and John Lever passed away on the 13th following a short illness, he played on The Chameleons' Tears (#85) and Swamp Thing (#82).

    1. Shape Of You
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. Galway Girl
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. Castle on the Hill
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. Something Just Like This
    1. (Chainsmokers ft. Coldplay)
    1. Perfect
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. New Man
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. Happier
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. Supermarket Flowers
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. What Do I Know?
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. Dive
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. Chained to the Rhythm
    1. (Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley)
    1. Solo Dance
    1. (Martin Jensen)
    1. Barcelona
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. Human
    1. (Rag'n'Bone Man)
    1. Nancy Mulligan
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. How Would You Feel (Paean)
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. You Don't Know Me
    1. (Jax Jones ft. Raye)
    1. It Ain't Me
    1. (Kygo ft. Selena Gomez)
    1. Slide
    1. (Calvin Harris ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
    1. Ciao Adios
    1. (Anne-Marie)
    1. Big For Your Boots
    1. (Stormzy)
    1. Hearts Don't Break Around Here
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. Stay
    1. (Zedd ft. Alessia Cara)
    1. Bibia Be Ye Ye
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. Scared to be Lonely
    1. (Martin Garrix ft. Dua Lipa)
    1. Eraser
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. Paris
    1. (Chainsmokers ft. Emily Warren)
    1. Touch
    1. (Little Mix)
    1. Save Myself
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. Be the One
    1. (Dua Lipa)
    1. September Song
    1. (JP Cooper)
    1. I Don't Wanna Live Forever
    1. (Zayn ft. Taylor Swift)
    1. Call on Me
    1. (Starley)
    1. Issues
    1. (Julia Michaels)
    1. Rockabye
    1. (Clean Bandit ft. Anne-Marie & Sean Paul)
    1. Cold
    1. (Maroon 5 ft. Future)
    1. Run Up
    1. (Major Lazer ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj)
    1. I Feel It Coming
    1. (Weeknd ft. Daft Punk)
    1. Skin
    1. (Rag'n'Bone Man)
    1. No Lie
    1. (Sean Paul ft. Dua Lipa)
    1. Say You Won't Let Go
    1. (James Arthur)
    1. Starboy
    1. (Weeknd ft. Daft Punk)
    1. Places
    1. (Martin Solveig ft. Ina Wroldsen)
    1. Closer
    1. (Chainsmokers ft. Halsey)
    1. I Would Like
    1. (Zara Larsson)
    1. Sexual
    1. (Neiked)
    1. Text From Your Ex
    1. (Tinie Tempah ft. Tinashe)
    1. Shout Out to My Ex
    1. (Little Mix)
    1. All Night
    1. (Vamps ft. Matoma)
    1. Can't Stop the Feeling
    1. (Justin Timberlake)
    1. Believer
    1. (Imagine Dragons)
    1. Don't Leave
    1. (Snakehips & MØ)
    1. Swalla
    1. (Jason Derulo ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign)
    1. Now and Later
    1. (Sage the Gemini)
    1. Cold
    1. (Stormzy)
    1. Starving
    1. (Hailee Steinfeld ft. Grey & Zedd)
    1. 24K Magic
    1. (Bruno Mars)
    1. Samantha
    1. (Dave ft. J Hus)
    1. The Greatest
    1. (Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar)
    1. By Your Side
    1. (Jonas Blue ft. Raye)
    1. Love
    1. (Lana Del Rey)
    1. Let Me Love You
    1. (DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber)
    1. Don't Wanna Know
    1. (Maroon 5 ft. Kendrick Lamar)
    1. Bad Things
    1. (Machine Gun Kelly ft. Camila Cabello)
    1. Bad Boys
    1. (Stormzy ft. Ghetts & J Hus)
    1. The Mack
    1. (Nevada ft. Mark Morrison & Fetty Wap)
    1. Don't Let Me Down
    1. (Chainsmokers ft. Daya)
    1. Beauty and the Beast
    1. (Ariana Grande & John Legend)

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