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CHART NEWS 2024

Miley Cyrus' "Flowers" now tied for the longest running number 1 in the adult contemporary chart alongside Maroon 5's "Girls Like You"!


Miley Cyrus "Flowers" vs Maroon 5 "Girls Like You"

Now at the top of this chart for 36 weeks, this is proving to be one of Mileys most successful songs to date for longevity and stands up against some other heavy hitters! See below...


Most weeks at No: 1 on "Billboards" Adult Contemporary Chart!


  • 36 (to date), “Flowers,” Miley Cyrus, beginning April 15, 2023

  • 36, “Girls Like You,” Maroon 5, Nov. 10, 2018

  • 35, “Blinding Lights,” The Weeknd, Nov. 7, 2020

  • 28, “Drift Away,” Uncle Kracker feat. Dobie Gray, June 7, 2003

  • 24, “Easy on Me,” Adele, Nov. 13, 2021

  • 24, “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran, May 6, 2017

  • 22, “Perfect,” Ed Sheeran, Feb. 24, 2018

  • 22, “Hey, Soul Sister,” Train, July 3, 2010

  • 21, “Hello,” Adele, Nov. 28, 2015

  • 21, “Breakaway,” Kelly Clarkson, March 12, 2005

  • 21, “A New Day Has Come,” Celine Dion, March 30, 2002

  • 20, “Memories,” Maroon 5, March 21, 2020

  • 20, “Just the Way You Are,” Bruno Mars, Feb. 5, 2011


The catchy beat & resonating lyrics may keep this one at the top of the contemporary chart for some time to come, only time will tell!


 

UK GARAGE IS MAKING A COMEBACK!! FIND OUT WHY?


Since the early 90's right through into the early 2000's, garage music dominated music charts & dance floors all across the UK, giving us all a 2-step rhythm & 4/4 drums which quickly became the mainstream! Garage in the UK had it's own distinct sound, later colloquially referred to as UKG and this impressive genre went on to create many sub-genres.


However, whilst being a nostalgic hit for most of us, it's starting to re-emerge like a phoenix from the ashes and is slowly edging its way back into the music scene with a fresh take. This re-emergence has also brought increases in popularity to other similar genres such as break-beats, bass-line, jungle & speed garage. This isn't something new as UKG has been hitting the charts again since 2021 and due to a new younger audience with fresh artists & collaborations, UKG is bringing in a whole new generation of fans whilst still appealing to us fans of the 90's bangers!


UK Garage Scene

So why is this happening? There could be a few reasons. Music generally follows a 20 year cycle of popularity which feeds off of the nostalgia of the original music whilst adding new cultural/generational trends.


"I think the resurgence is influenced largely by nostalgic cycles, it was time for some dance music to come back with more groove and soul and a new generation was discovering it. There may be deeper things like the simplicity of it, it came from bedroom setups originally and now making music that way is the main way we create. Really the resurgence is in the new music that is being made that pulls from the sound." - Sound of Fractures


This resurgence is being pushed by many DJ's & Producers in the industry including Interplanetary Criminal, PinkPatheress & Disclosure to name a few. Also streaming platforms such as Spotify & even Tik-Tok have made it easier for fans to discover & listen to UKG. If you want to hear some of the new UKG which still upholds that classic UKG sound check out this playlist on Spotify!


 

UK Charts as we start off the new year!


There is a really eclectic mix of music at the moment with a little something for everyone. Check out the current UK top 50 from Topify!






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