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TOP 20 - 08/05/17
20) Maluma - Felices Los 4 [Debut]
19) Zedd & Liam Payne - Get Low (=)
18) Dua Lipa - New Rules [Debut]
17) Nick Jonas f/ Anne-Marie & Mike Posner - Remember I Told You (+3)
16) Selena Gomez f/ Gucci Mane - Fetish (+2)
15) J Balvin & Willy William - Mi Gente [Debut]
14) Shawn Mendes - Nothing Holding Me Back (+2)
13) Fifth Harmony f/ Gucci Mane - Down (+1)
12) Little Mix f/ Machine Gun Kelly - No More Sad Songs (+1)
11) Rita Ora - Your Song (+6)
10) Katy Perry f/ Nicki Minaj - Swish Swish (-3)
9) Kesha - Praying (+3)
8) Becky G f/ Bad Bunny - Mayores (+7)
7) OneRepublic & Sebastian Yatra - No Vacancy (+3)
6) Charlie Puth - Attention (+2)
5) Tinashe - Flame (+1)
4) Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee f/ Justin Bieber - Despacito (-1)
3) Camila Cabello - Crying in the Club (+2)
2) Calvin Harris f/ Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean - Feels (=)
1) DJ KHALED F/ RIHANNA & BRYSON TILLER - WILD THOUGHTS (=)

Contenders:
Cheat Codes f/ Demi Lovato - No Promises
Jax Jones f/ Demi Lovato & Stefflon Don - Instruction
Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry

[Blame It On] The Nightlife

Strobe lights. Neon colors. Music flooding his ears, and coaxing his body to sway in perfect harmony with the beat. It felt so natural, instinctive, all too familiar. Perhaps because it was. That was it, the same scene that he watched unfolding before his eyes nearly every nightfall… the club getting crowded by the minute with people in need to unwind, to disconnect from the unpleasant aspects of their busy lives to get lost in alcohol and music instead. Yugi couldn’t blame them, it was effective. Every night he would watch all kinds of people dancing the night away, many times so intoxicated they became unaware of the way in which they lost their inhibitions, but Yugi knew it was exactly what they all wanted.

Yugi had a privileged view from the DJ booth, currently glowing purple with LED lights, and though his attention tended to be more focused on his laptop, synthesizer, drum machine, sequencer and other devices, his eyes would stray to the dancefloor every now and then, finding satisfaction in the way his music set the perfect ambience for people to have a nice time. Yugi lived for music, and though he did feel fortunate for being able to make a living out of it, there usually were nights in which he just needed a brief break at some point. Diving into the nightlife as a job was thrilling, but could be rather demanding, reason why energy drinks were a common companion for the DJ.

Every other night, some club attendants would buy him drinks from the bar as well, and he rarely ever rejected them to be honest, those helped as well and he had no reason nor intentions to pretend to be a stranger to the many antics of the nightlife at clubs. By now Yugi was perfectly comfortable with most of it, and fortunately got to enjoy nearly every single night of work. Sometimes the hours passed like minutes, the music and the lights making time flow so smoothly and pleasantly that the DJ only noticed the weariness of his body until it was early morning.

Tonight, however, around midnight, he was craving a drink. Of any sort, honestly, but he really wanted to make a quick trip to the bar, perhaps sit down for a moment and do some people-watching from there. Every time he did that, there tended to be something interesting to look at, or someone, better said. Or perhaps he would drink a shot or two and then make his way to the dancefloor, see what kind of random dancing partner he could find himself to dance to a couple of songs from his playlist. Who knew what he would end up doing. But it was time to take a break.

It was then that he let the current beat to transition into the first song of a playlist he had previously prepared for his break of tonight. He was going to leave the DJ booth for a few minutes, yes, but there was no way he would let the music stop. Once his playlist started playing through the speakers, Yugi smiled and removed his headphones, setting them down and moving to leave his spot and make way to the bar.

The ambience and activity in the club were undisturbed, the dancing continued and Yugi took a moment to let his gaze scan the place while “Mine” by Sweet Tempest played, almost making him want to join those who were dancing to the beat.

As Yugi stepped further out of the area where his booth continued to glow in neon colors despite his absence, the lights projected themselves on his black clothes; fitted leather pants, a ripped tank top and stylish ankle boots. A couple of loose belts adorned his hips, and several bracelets clinked against each other around his wrists as the DJ walked, circling the dance floor for now instead of making his way through the crowd, just observing, finding wonderful the way in which bodies draped by a playful mix of lights and shadows moved alluringly, entranced by the music.

‘At night when the tempest comes out
And the world gives up like a shiver of doubt
Our bodies mesmerize…’

Yugi couldn’t help it. He swayed slightly as he walked, his violet eyes flicking now to the bar across the room. He smiled at whoever he noticed looking at him, nodding his head or waving hello at every other regular costumer from the club, as well as any other employees that he saw around. They all knew Yugi tended to take random breaks like that, and most of them didn’t bother on lecturing him about how he shouldn’t leave the DJ booth unattended. He made sure that the music went on, and as long as that worked out, there shouldn’t be any problems.

Being inside the club for long hours often made Yugi forget the contrast with the world just outside the door. His nights were full of lights and energy and his moon was neon colored, the quiet darkness of the outer nightsky almost becoming strange to his senses.

‘Defined in superior light,
I touch and feel my way through delight
And our bodies fantasize…’

Soon enough the violet eyed male reached the bar and found a seat, leaning back slowly to rest his arm on the bar as he looked around once more, relishing the sight of that perfect ambience that made this club the best one in Domino City.

  • Interviewer: What would your auto-biography be titled?
  • Dinah: DJ - One Queen To Rule Them All
  • Normani: Normani Kordei - Magic On My Feet
  • Ally: Ally Brooke - Of Baking and Bouncy-balls
  • Lauren: Lauren Jauregui - The Dark Side Of Philosophy
  • Camila: Camila Jauregui - I'm Bananas!
  • Everyone Else: ...What?
  • Camila: Because I like bananas! And I'm a little crazy sometimes! Duh.
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Originally posted by qt-taehyungssi

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A/N: this wasn’t requested but i’ve actually been working on this fic since the new year but i finally finished it! this will be a chaptered fic, that’s why it ends where it does. i really really hope you all like it! and don’t worry, i’m still working on drabbles.

wc: ~4K

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Jay-Z’s Streets is Watching compiles the music videos for tracks from his first two studio albums Reasonable Doubt and In My Lifetime, Vol. 1, using them to tell a semi-autobiographical story of Hov’s journey from the drug game to the rap game. “I didn’t live next to doctors and lawyers,” Jay-Z told MTV News at the film’s premiere, “they lived down the block. I lived next to hustlers, that’s the people that I grew up looking up to, that’s the thing that was most attainable to me… It’s material, but it’s the things I grew up seeing.”

Released in the United States on May 12, 1998, the Platinum-selling direct-to-video musical film had a budget of $320,000 and made over $10.7 million in videotape sales. In just over three months it sold over a million copies.

Streets is Watching was written by Hov and Dame Dash, and co-written and directed by frequent early Roc-A-Fella Records collaborator Abdul Malik Abbott. It was filmed over just seven days in Brooklyn, Manhattan and New Jersey in October 1997. The final film also contains Jay’s first two videos, “I Can’t Get Wit That” and “In My Lifetime,” which were both released before he signed a major label contract.

“[Jay-Z] and I got together and decided to put something out that portrayed his most graphic stories,“ Dame Dash said of the hour-long film that details the rapper’s struggle to find his place in the music world. "There is so much censorship in the rap game so, as a storyteller, this provided Jay-Z with an avenue to put out all the stuff that we couldn’t get on the air.” The movie would help to reinstate his street credibility after his shiny suit-influenced second album.

Def Jam Recordings wouldn’t fund the film due to the graphic content, so the Roc-A-Fella Records team came up with the budget themselves. When the label saw how serious the Roc were about the project, and saw how the final product come together successfully, they would later agree to chip in on a distribution deal. 

The film’s corresponding soundtrack complied tracks from artists such as Rell, Ja Rule, DMX, DJ Clue, Sauce Money, Noreaga, Christión and M.O.P., among others. It was released through Roc-A-Fella Records/Def Jam Recordings and peaked at #3 on Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” chart.

At the premiere at the Tribeca Screening Room in Manhattan on May 11, one fan’s review was captured by MTV: "Yo, this shit’s gonna get like four stars from the thugs and two from the parents. Yo, it needs to have like five or six warning labels on it!”

Streets is Watching was re-released on DVD on October 5, 2004 with an updated score and “lost video footage.” If you haven’t already, go pick yourself up a copy.