A Downturn in the Canadian Charts, Eh?
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Hey readers, and welcome back to another look at the week’s top tracks! So, as Canadians, we all know that are top radio hits are often comparable to those of the states. Yet, we do differ in what we decide to keep popular. It seems as though the Canadian Top 100 charts are experiencing considerable movement this week, and we’re going to break it down for you. This week’s top three songs were to be expected:
Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber
Luis Fonsi’s summer hit Despacito continues to hold the number one spot on the charts. This Latin club banger rose to fame with its feature of Canadian artist Justin Bieber. The track has been virtually unstoppable since its first appearance on the Billboard Top 100 Charts 22 weeks ago. The catchy, rhythmic track is guaranteed to see similar success all summer long.
DJ Khaled ft. Bryson Tiller, Rihanna
Wild Thoughts made considerable leaps in the past weeks. Having only been on the charts for two weeks, it has already reached the coveted number 2 spot. This song, a beautiful blend of Latin and hip hop, is undoubtedly one of of the summer’s best singles. The track samples guitar legend, Santana’s Maria Maria, and this really lends itself well to the song’s Latin flair. Rihanna’s island vibe further creates for a single guaranteed to dominate this summer’s charts.
DJ Khaled ft. Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil’ Wayne & Justin Bieber
DJ Khaled has put out hit after hit in 2017, and I’m The One is absolutely no exception. This song is a virtual meeting of all of rap’s (current) favorites. The song’s catchy chorus, sung by Bieber, ties the well-written and well-executed rap verses together to perfectly create for the ultimate club track. This is far from a hard-hitting rap single, but plays into this summer’s island vibe. It’s reached the top 3 in an impressive 9 weeks on the charts!
Though these singles have been experiencing considerable success, several tracks relatively new to the charts have not been seeing the same fate. Swalla, a track by Jason Derulo ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Nicki Minaj, made great strides when first entering the Canadian Top 100. In its first two weeks, the song reached its peak position in the 18th spot. However, it has seen nothing but steady decline since. It now sits in the 22nd spot on the charts, which leaves us wondering if it will ever regain its former glory.
Selena Gomez’s new track Bad Liar has also been experiencing steady decline since entering the charts. The breathy, light pop track is a departure from Selena’s old sounds and might be throwing listeners for a loop. With any form of change in sound, this response is expected. The single sits in the 19th spot on the Canadian charts.
Finally, ex-One Direction member, Liam Payne, sprung into the the top 100 with his new single, Strip That Down ft. Quavo. The song is incredibly catchy, its infectious beat and pretty decent lyricism are undoubtedly what garnered its initial success. However, it hasn’t been well-received as of late, and Canadian audiences bumped the track down to the 23rd spot on the country’s top 100.
This has been another week in the charts, and we want to hear from you! Do you think these really should be the nation’s top three tracks? Who do you think deserves greater recognition?
Sound off below!