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This week is the first week that we're reviewing the contents of the top fourty. And let me tell you, I sincerely hope they've published it backwards by accident…

We have got a new number one. DJ Khaled's roped in Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne (in that order) for the execrable I'm the One, a downtempo track with looped screams throughout; it's like listening to the contents of a deranged person's mind, it's horrible. I'll take DJ Khaled's earlier #78 hit I'm On One with Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne over this any day.

At #26 is Cheat Codes' No Promises featuring Demi Lovato, and I'm wondering if having two vocalists on it is too much. The record might have worked with just Cheat Codes' male vocalist on it, it would almost certainly have worked with Lovato singing throughout, but as it stands it sounds crowded, like the male vocalist only piped up for a few more royalties.

I thoroughly enjoyed this week's #31 Attention by Charlie Puth. It's got a real funky beat to it, almost as though it could have been played by Nile Rodgers himself (it isn't, else he'd be credited), and the venom Puth spits on the vocal is magnificent. We hope this does well.

Now at #34 is a collaboration I was not expecting: Kygo & Ellie Goulding, for First Time. Goulding's frog-in-throat vocals are perfect for what are unusually haunting synthesisers from Kygo; we do wish it had a proper third verse on it and not some perfunctory post-chorus, but overall it works exceedingly well. We hope we don't get a whole album of this, because this particular sound might not work as well with other singers, but as a one-off track it's enjoyable.

The best record on the top 40 this week has got to be Katy Perry's Bon Appétit at #40, with its driving trap-pop beats and seductive double entendres. It's in a different class to Chained to the Rhythm. But grrr! Why did she think it necessary to recruit Migos for the third verse? Everything, literally everything that band touches turns to mold! Have a bit more confidence in your records.

    1. I'm the One
    1. (DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne)
    1. Symphony
    1. (Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson)
    1. Shape Of You
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. Despacito
    1. (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber)
    1. Galway Girl
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. Swalla
    1. (Jason Derulo ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign)
    1. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
    1. (Shawn Mendes)
    1. Sign Of the Times
    1. (Harry Styles)
    1. Passionfruit
    1. (Drake)
    1. Solo Dance
    1. (Martin Jensen)
    1. Something Just Like This
    1. (Chainsmokers ft. Coldplay)
    1. Unforgettable
    1. (French Montana ft. Swae Lee)
    1. Skin
    1. (Rag'n'Bone Man)
    1. Ciao Adios
    1. (Anne-Marie)
    1. That's What I Like
    1. (Bruno Mars)
    1. Stay
    1. (Zedd ft. Alessia Cara)
    1. Did You See
    1. (J Hus)
    1. It Ain't Me
    1. (Kygo ft. Selena Gomez)
    1. HUMBLE.
    1. (Kendrick Lamar)
    1. No More Sad Songs
    1. (Little Mix ft. Machine Gun Kelly)
    1. Issues
    1. (Julia Michaels)
    1. Castle on the Hill
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. The Cure
    1. (Lady Gaga)
    1. Mask Off
    1. (Future)
    1. Slide
    1. (Calvin Harris ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
    1. No Promises
    1. (Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato)
    1. On My Mind
    1. (Disciples)
    1. You Don't Know Me
    1. (Jax Jones ft. Raye)
    1. Human
    1. (Rag'n'Bone Man)
    1. Still Got Time
    1. (Zayn ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR)
    1. Attention
    1. (Charlie Puth)
    1. Perfect
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. Green Light
    1. (Lorde)
    1. First Time
    1. (Kygo ft. Ellie Goulding)
    1. Scared to be Lonely
    1. (Martin Garrix ft. Dua Lipa)
    1. Places
    1. (Martin Solveig ft. Ina Wroldsen)
    1. Chained to the Rhythm
    1. (Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley)
    1. Call on Me
    1. (Starley)
    1. Touch
    1. (Little Mix)
    1. Bon Appetit
    1. (Katy Perry ft. Migos)
    1. DNA.
    1. (Kendrick Lamar)
    1. Hard Times
    1. (Paramore)
    1. Paris
    1. (Chainsmokers ft. Emily Warren)
    1. Blem
    1. (Drake)
    1. Happier
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. What Do I Know?
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. New Man
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. Big For Your Boots
    1. (Stormzy)
    1. Be the One
    1. (Dua Lipa)
    1. Cold
    1. (Maroon 5 ft. Future)
    1. Run Up
    1. (Major Lazer ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj)
    1. Dive
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. September Song
    1. (JP Cooper)
    1. Heatstroke
    1. (Calvin Harris ft. Young Thug, Pharrell & Ariana Grande)
    1. Rockabye
    1. (Clean Bandit ft. Anne-Marie & Sean Paul)
    1. Barcelona
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. KMT
    1. (Drake ft. Giggs)
    1. LOYALTY.
    1. (Kendrick Lamar ft. Rihanna)
    1. Supermarket Flowers
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. I Feel It Coming
    1. (Weeknd ft. Daft Punk)
    1. No Lie
    1. (Sean Paul ft. Dua Lipa)
    1. Say You Won't Let Go
    1. (James Arthur)
    1. Can't Stop the Feeling
    1. (Justin Timberlake)
    1. Lust for Life
    1. (Lana Del Rey ft. The Weeknd)
    1. Starboy
    1. (Weeknd ft. Daft Punk)
    1. Nancy Mulligan
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. Closer
    1. (Chainsmokers ft. Halsey)
    1. ELEMENT.
    1. (Kendrick Lamar)
    1. How Would You Feel (Paean)
    1. (Ed Sheeran)
    1. 24K Magic
    1. (Bruno Mars)
    1. Sexual
    1. (Neiked)
    1. I Would Like
    1. (Zara Larsson)
    1. Portland
    1. (Drake ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
    1. I Don't Wanna Live Forever
    1. (Zayn ft. Taylor Swift)
    1. Shout Out to My Ex
    1. (Little Mix)
    1. All Night
    1. (Vamps ft. Matoma)
    1. Starving
    1. (Hailee Steinfeld ft. Grey & Zedd)
    1. Get It Together
    1. (Drake ft. Black Coffee & Jorja Smith)
    1. Believer (Imagine Dragons) • Hearts Don't Break Around Here (Ed Sheeran) • Eraser (Ed Sheeran) • Bibia Be Ye Ye (Ed Sheeran)

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