A good level of singles chart turnover today, with eight new hits.
Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello – Find U Again
There’s no video for the track yet.
Nicki Minaj – Megatron
Nicki Minaj has been AWOL from the charts for a while and I’ve missed her daft rap style. The tune is a bit soulless but the lyrics are fun (well, I thought so until I heard all the uncensored ones when I watched the video).
The video, similarly, is too NSFW for my taste – it does have some nice colours and neon lights, though.
Digga D and Russ – Mr Sheeen
Great title! It’s fairly standard London grime otherwise though, nothing about it really stands out.
The video is mostly about cleaning stuff, as befits the title (and there’s a launderette sequence, which I always appreciate).
Lil’ Nas X – Panini
The chorus is nice, but on the whole I find the tune a bit dull.
There’s no official video yet, but this stylish CGI robot animation has been released that is fun to watch in the meantime.
Bugzy Malone and Aitch – Kilos
I like the Spanish guitar in the background.
The first half of the video is a bit confusing – it seems to be a story about drug smuggling, but instead of drugs it’s Bugzy’s clothing line that is contraband? Possibly? Aitch shows up in the second half and it becomes a much more straightforward video about yachts and champagne.
Jay1 – Mocking It
This one was a bit too repetitive for my liking at first, but it gets more lyrically interesting on further listens.
The video contains all my least favourite clichés – twerking girls, people standing around in front of cars, and high-end shopping bags – but I do like the friend who shows up to mime the ‘you’re mocking it’ bit at the end of every verse.
Stormzy – Crown
Great atmospheric tune, love the piano.
There’s no official video yet but Stormzy has released this nice church-set live performance video.
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello – Señorita
Nice Latin-tinged pop duet. Like this tune.
The video is a fairly plot-light love story where the two singers hook up and then fall out at the end for some reason.
More new hits next Friday.