Hmm you say “exact same” and yet this one is so much better
As you wish.
Why did I post that? He copied the work I did in my thread which I started back in 2012 when rentries first started happening. and he started a new thread and added his own flavor which in a sense makes it different, I suppose.
If Good as Hell receives a "featuring Ariana Grande" addition to its artist credit on the November 9 chart, that's when I cease listing it, as that would graduate it from active recurrent to regular active status.
Well, that didn't happen, but we got a consolation prize: Thriller finally returns! Yep, after no-showing 2016 and 2017, it has firmly regained its grip on Halloween consumption and now has a 2 year streak on its hands. No new peak this year, but at least it weathered an album bomb to make it!
I'm interested to see how far Thriller climbs on the all-time list with this re-release. It's not very high. It was last at #2,829 on my all-time list but of course, several recent tracks would have passed it. So probably just moved into the top 2800. (woo-hoo!)
The most celebrated and important female artist of the last half-century. The world has been "hung up" on her since she announced to Dick Clark in 1984 that she wanted to rule the world. And RULE it she has...
The Christmas sluicegates have already begun to open, as the Lizzo tracks and Mariah get joined by the motley crew of last year's holiday top 10 set (Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Jingle Bell Rock, A Holly Jolly Christmas, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year) and one that's being additionally fueled by a movie tie-in of the same name (Last Christmas).
A swath of the Christmas staples has returned, along with the first new-not-new song for this season: Andy Williams' Happy Holiday / The Holiday Season, which if I'm not mistaken is the first medley/twin song entry since 2014, when Drake had 0 to 100 / The Catch Up.
Here Comes Santa Claus departs (though with its #2 placement on Recurrents, not for long), but 2 songs come in its place, from the recently departed Juice WRLD: Lucid Dreams and Legends, his own tribute to the then recently deceased Lil' Peep. Robbery also re-enters in the top 50, but songs from Death Race for Love are considered active (see: Empty re-entered at #87), while the songs from Goodbye & Good Riddance and loosies of that year are considered recurrent (see: All Girls Are the Same re-enters Recurrents at #11).
Here Comes Santa Claus returns and It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas begins its run for the season, meaning we have a total of 14 legacy Christmas tracks before the big week kicks in. How exciting!
Less exciting is that I forgot my own research and didn't realize that because Robbery "completed" its run last year despite having fewer than 20 weeks, it would be considered an event recurrent. Its entry on Recurrent Songs this week confirms it, so I've amended it to the listing.
The first new recurrent breakouts of 2020 have arrived, with the popular game Fortnite once again fueling the action with a virtual concert that also nabbed a number one debut for a new song. Worth noting is that the exception that allowed Wake Me Up to enter is seemingly connected to death, as Sicko Mode was in the point range of the top 40 but was barred from entry due to its superrecurrent status.
Finally we have another recurrent breakout, and this one's a doozy. Fueled by a viral video on TikTok of a man skating to work while drinking a soft-drink and lipsyncing the track, Fleetwood Mac's only #1 hit Dreams has been surging in consumptive metrics, re-entering at #21 last week and surging to #12 this week!
After dipping 21-32, Dreams departs the list with continued losses. However, we've still got an oldie this week as Thriller clawed its way on at #48 despite dampered Halloween festivities on account of the pandemic and ensuing lockdown. The "Grand List of Causes" has been updated to match the extended run of years.
Confirmed today, the holiday wave for the year begins as All I Want for Christmas is You and Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, undisputed leaders of the pack last season, resume their runs at #29 and #43 respectively!