The second week of the Weekend Top 20 brings us an amazing list of new songs including “Trip’ by Ella Mai and “Consequences” by Camila Cabello. Hailee Steinfeld’s Bumblebee track is also expected to enter the charts next week as Ariana Grande remains at number one with her massive hit “thank u, next”. Check out facts about this week’s hits below.
Knocker: “Back to Life” by Hailee Steinfeld
- “Back to Life” is Hailee Steinfeld’s electro-kissed anthem for the upcoming Transformers movie “Bumblebee”. Steinfeld also stars in the movie as Charlie Watson, a teenage girl who finds and befriends the autobot Bumblebee.
Debut: “Trip” by Ella Mai
- According to Ella Mai, “Trip” is inspired by how most people never admit to being wrong in the relationship. She said she wanted write a song about knowing how to apologize and knowing how to say, “It’s kinda my bad. I was maybe overthinking the situation and creating something in my head that didn’t actually exist.”
Debut: “Consequences” by Camila Cabello
- “Consequences” has been called Camila Cabello’s “most deeply personal and tear-jearking ballad”. According to The Times, the song “sounds like an unlikely cross between Mariah Carey and Joni Mitchell”. The lyrics are based on a relationship Camila had and the vocals were re-done seven times.
GOSSIP – Shawn Mendes
- Shawn Mendes is ready to embark on his upcoming world tour which will start this March in Amsterdam and ends in New Zealand this November. (Sadly, he won’t be visiting any Asian country during this tour.) The Canadian singer took to Twitter expressed his excitement for the tour and said he won’t let the flu hold him back. Mendes revealed he hasn’t been active on social media lately due to “a crazy flu” he’s been fighting off.
Fearless Forecast: “Why Are We So Broken” by Steve Aoki feat. Blink-182
- A song about troubled partners, “Why Are We So Broken” features the legendary pop-punk band blink-182. Steve Aoki had said this is his proudest work. In this song you can hear all the blink elements that make you blink and electronic elements that make the song Aoki.
#1 – “thank u, next” by Ariana Grande
- As equally popular as the song is its music video. Ariana Grande’s throwback vid for “thank u, next” finds the singer referencing her favorite teen movies including Mean Girls, Legally Blonde, Bring It On and 13 Going On 30. It was reported that a total of 829,000 viewers watched and participated in the live stream when the music video premiered.