IN THE CHARTS

At COPPERSTONE we eat, live and breathe music. Each time we hear a musical pattern that is new to our ears, our brains try to make an association through whatever visual, auditory and other sensory cues accompany it; we try to contextualise the new sounds, and eventually, we create these memory links between a particular set of notes and a particular place, time, or set of events. 

We want to create memories with you, and that is why we created this section- to highlight the music we love, the songs which inspire us and those tracks which form a soundtrack to our lives.

11/01/2018- THE NEW YEAR KICKS OFF ON A GREAT NOTE WITH THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

For all music lovers, The Greatest Showman is definitely a film to watch, kicking off 2018 with spectacular visuals, costumes and a soundtrack which will delight any lover of a good old fashioned musical.

But the song stealing the show is without a doubt This Is Me. Written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the pair who were also responsible for the soundtrack to La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen, and performed by Keala Settle in the film and by Kesha, it has already won a Golden Globe award for Best Original Song. With the Academy Awards around the corner in March, it is a sure bet to receive a nomination, and possibly a win. The soundtrack was also Benj and Justin’s 3rd Top 10 album. And on Sunday the pair scored their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman. Here’s hoping the soundtrack will also receive a nomination for best musical score.

Below are both versions of This Is Me. Decide for yourself who does it best.

 

31/12/2017- 2017’s BIGGEST HITS

TOP 50

What an amazing year in music 2017 has been! It was a year of epic comebacks from artists like P!nk, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Shania Twain, Sam Smith and Eminem. Each member of One Direction made huge solo debuts. Country music was ruled by artists like Sam Hunt, Russell Dickerson and the two Brett’s (Eldredge and Young). Afrikaans music had an end-of-year single which was on everyone’s lips, and Jay and Lianie did it again with a song you just couldn’t get out of your head.

It was also a year where some established artists like Kesha, Selena Gomez, Rita Ora and Miley Cyrus for the first time proved they were forces to be reckoned with. The stand-out groups for 2017 was definitely The Chainsmokers, Maroon 5, Imagine Dragons and Little Mix.

But 2017 will probably best be remembered as the year Latin Pop broke through. Incredible songs by Camila Cabello, CNCO, Shakira and, of course, Luis Fonsi, proved Latin Pop is here to stay. Luis Fonsi’s duet with Demi Lovato was a smash-hit, but the song of the year had to be his infectious Despacito with Daddy Yankee. For a song most people didn’t know the words to (although everyone sang along), the song of the year spent 16 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, making it the joint longest-running No 1 in US history; it was a chart-topper everywhere from the Philippines to the Czech Republic; both the second and third most-streamed song of the year on Spotify (the remix featuring Bieber just pipping the original version); and the first YouTube video in history to reach 4bn views.

But 2017 belonged to one artist- Ed Sheeran. Divide was the biggest opening week for a solo male artist. Divide moved more units in its first week than the next 500 most popular albums in the U.K. combined. After a week it already hit double platinum certification. And on top of that all 16 singles on Divide was in the Top 20, a first for any artist to achieve. And he now holds the record for having 9 of his singles in the Top 10 at the same time.

Our Top 50 is based on album sales, chart history and YouTube hits. As you look back on 2017,  raise your glass and enjoy our Top 50 with us, and from everyone at COPPERSTONE Happy New Year!

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Here is our first end of year Top 50 Hits for 2017:

50. Something I’m Good At

49. Walk on Water

48. Vir Ewig Jonk

47. Something Just Like This

46. Only You

45. Younger Now

44. River

43. Lonely Together

42. Don’t Give me those Eyes

41. Love my Life

40. Miss You

39. Sorry Not Sorry

38. Anywhere

37. Da’ Vat Hy

36. Green Light

35. Yours

34. Praying

33. Beautiful Trauma

32. It Ain’t Me

31. Happier

30. Slow Hands

29. Body Like a Back Road

28. Reggaeton Lento

27. There’s Nothing Holding Me Back

26. Whatever It Takes

25. Issues

24. Ready For It

23. What Lovers Do

22. In Case You Didn’t Know

21. Touch

20. Strip That Down

19. Paris

18. Sign of the Times

17. Galway Girl

16. What About Us?

15. Havana

14. Malibu

13. Swish Swish

12. Thunder

11. Echame La Culpa

10. Castle on the Hill

9. Too Good At Goodbyes

8. Attention

7. I Don’t Wanna Live Forever

6. Perfect

5. Symphony

4. Dusk Till Dawn

3. New Rules

2. Shape Of You

1 Despacito