40 SONGS THAT SHOULD HAVE MADE TOP 40 IN 2020

40 SONGS THAT SHOULD HAVE MADE TOP 40 IN 2020

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG  Tuesday 26th January 2021

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

40 songs you slept on in 2020

The biggest songs that narrowly missed the Official Singles Chart Top 40 in 2020.

 

By Rob Copsey

 

2020 has been a busy year at the top end of the Official Singles Chart. The last 12 months has seen 19 songs reach Number 1, up from 12 last year and the highest in five years.

But while turnover at the top is on the up, breaking into the Top 40 is still no mean feat. Competition is tough, meaning some songs – usually for very different reasons – miss out on a spot in the top flight.

The biggest song to miss out on a Top 40 placing this year is Juliet & Romeo by French DJ/producer Martin Solveig and Canadian singer-songwriter Roy Woods. The dance-pop track first appeared on the Official Singles Chart in April, debuting at Number 77 and peaking at 51 four weeks later.

Despite being hugely popular on radio, the song’s chart success was possibly hindered by his Jax Jones and Raye collaboration, Tequila, which hit the Top 40 around the same time. Its total chart sales to date stand at 233,000.

In second is After Party by US rapper and singer Don Toliver. Released in April as the fourth single from his debut album Heaven Or Hell, the track had brief viral success as a dance challenge on TikTok but narrowly missed the Top 40, peaking at 47.

The third biggest song to miss the Top 40 this year is What If I Told You That I Love You by Ali Gatie. The rap ballad was the follow-up to the Iraqi-Canadian star’s debut single It’s You – a hit around the world in 2019 (though it stalled at 45 in the UK). Released in January, the song logged 10 weeks inside the Top 100, peaking at Number 57 in March, notched up 176,000 chart sales to date.

Stripped-down pop ballad Selfish by US singer-songwriter Madison Beer is the fourth biggest song to miss the Top 40 this year, peaking at Number 53 in April. Another hit-that-shoulda-been, soul-jazz stomper Stop This Flame by Celeste places in the Top 10 on the list, topping out at Number 47 on the singles chart in February, shortly after winning this year’s Rising Star BRIT Award.

DJ and producer Kygo released two songs this year that narrowly missed out on Top 40 glory: Like It Is ft. Zara Larsson and Tyga in April (49), and Lose Somebody with OneRepublic in May (46). He eventually landed his ninth Top 40 hit in July with his re-working of Tina Turner’s What’s Love Got To Do With It? (31).

Elsewhere, Ella Henderson’s Take Care Of You, The Other Side by SZA and Justin Timberlake – released for the Trolls World Tour film and a massive radio hit in March – and Tom Walker’s Wait For You were also popular songs that just managed to miss the Top 40.

The Official Top 40 biggest songs that missed the Top 40 in 2020 so far

Listen to this Top 40 as a playlist on Spotify | Deezer

 

POS        TITLE                                                                    ARTIST                                                                 PEAK

1              JULIET & ROMEO                                            MARTIN SOLVEIG & ROY WOODS           51

2              AFTER PARTY                                                   DON TOLIVER                                                   47

3              WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT I LOVE YOU             ALI GATIE                                          57

4              SURRENDER                                                      NATALIE TAYLOR                                          58

5              SELFISH                                                               MADISON BEER                                               53

6              ONLY IF YOU KNEW                                      DUTCHAVELLI                                                 95

7              LIKE IT IS                                                           KYGO/ZARA LARSSON/TYGA                    49

8              THIS IS THE PLACE                                         TOM GRENNAN                                                73

9              LOSE SOMEBODY                                            KYGO & ONEREPUBLIC                                46

10           STOP THIS FLAME                                          CELESTE                                                             47

11           TAKE CARE OF YOU                                      ELLA HENDERSON                                          50

12           GOT IT ON ME                                                  POP SMOKE                                                        N/A

13           SOMETHING SPECIAL                                   POP SMOKE                                                        N/A

14           THE OTHER SIDE                                             SZA & JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE                      44

15           GO                                                                          KID LAROI & JUICE WRLD                          43

16           BLOODY VALENTINE                                    MACHINE GUN KELLY                                 51

17           WAIT FOR YOU                                                 TOM WALKER                                                   47

18           MAGIC                                                                 ILL BLU/OFB/BANDOKAY/DOUBLE LZ 46

19           ENJOY YOURSELF                                           POP SMOKE FT KAROL G                            N/A

20           CONO                                                                    DERULO/PURI/JHORRMOUNTAIN             55

21           INDULGE                                                             M HUNCHO FT D-BLOCK EUROPE           50

22           LEVEL OF CONCERN                                     TWENTY ONE PILOTS                                   42

23           WALK EM DOWN                                             NLE CHOPPA FT RODDY RICCH               85

24           MARTIN & GINA                                              POLO G                                                                 71

25           TKN                                                                       ROSALIA & TRAVIS SCOTT                        41

26           GOOD NEWS                                                      MAC MILLER                                                    45

27           FUTURE NOSTALGIA                                     DUA LIPA                                                            N/A

28           HATE THE OTHER SIDE                                JUICE WRLD/MARSHMELLO/POLO G    N/A

29           OURSELF                                                             NSG                                                                        43

30           UNACCOMMODATING                                   EMINEM FT YOUNG MA                              N/A

31           YOU GON’ LEARN                                           EMINEM/ROYCE DA 5’9/WHITE GOLD    N/A

32           HEAT WAVES                                                    GLASS ANIMALS                                             63

33           SHAKE THE ROOM                                         POP SMOKE FT QUAVO                                 76

34           TATTOOS TOGETHER                                    LAUV                                                                    N/A

35           THE LAST GREAT AMERICAN DYNASTY             TAYLOR SWIFT                                N/A

36           BLACK AND WHITE                                       NIALL HORAN                                                  91

37           P*SSY FAIRY (OTW)                                       JHENE AIKO                                                       84

38           21                                                                           POLO G                                                                 N/A

39           EMOTIONALLY SCARRED                           LIL BABY                                                            78

40           WE PAID                                                              LIL BABY FT 42 DUGG                                   89

©2020 Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.

TOP TEN + TWENTY ONE OF THE DAY

THE CARRY ON FILMS

There are 31 main motion pictures shown at cinemas.

1              Carry On Sergeant (1958)

2              Carry On Nurse (1959)

3              Carry On Teacher (1959)

4              Carry On Constable (1960)

5              Carry On Regardless (1961)

6              Carry On Cruising (1962)

7              Carry On Cabby (1963)

8              Carry On Jack (1964)

9              Carry On Spying (1964)

10           Carry On Cleo (1964)

11           Carry On Cowboy (1965)

12           Carry On Screaming! (1966)

13           Don’t Lose Your Head (1966)

14           Follow That Camel (1967)

15           Carry On Doctor (1967)

16           Carry On Up the Khyber (1968)

17           Carry On Camping (1969)

18           Carry On Again Doctor (1969)

19           Carry On Up the Jungle (1970)

20           Carry On Loving (1970)

21           Carry On Henry (1971)

22           Carry On at Your Convenience (1971)

23           Carry On Matron (1972)

24           Carry On Abroad (1972)

25           Carry On Girls (1973)

26           Carry On Dick (1974)

27           Carry On Behind (1975)

28           Carry On England (1976)

29           That’s Carry On! (1977)

30           Carry On Emmannuelle (1978)

31           Carry On Columbus (1992)

DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

“Before you can make a dream come true, you must first have one.”

— Ronald McNair

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…a good Carry On…

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Did you hear about the kidnapping at school?

It’s okay. He woke up.

(Clue “Kid napping!)

LOVE IS…

Love is…a right carry on.

TURN…TURN…TURN!

A time to Carry On Teacher…A time to Carry On Emmannuelle.

A time to Carry On Teacher…A time to Carry On Screaming!

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