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post Feb 26 2018, 07:39 PM
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CALVIN HARRIS ULTIMATE SINGLES RATE




After 25 votes it's time we found out which of Calvin Harris' tunes is the most essential. The lowest rate average was 4.12 and the highest was 9.08. How will his latest single do? Will 'We Found Love' win again? Until then let's take a look at his chart history...

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post Feb 26 2018, 07:45 PM
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DAMN. Can't believe I missed this.
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QUOTE(Tawdry Hepburn @ Feb 26 2018, 07:45 PM) *
DAMN. Can't believe I missed this.

If you're quick I can add your rate too, post it here. ohmy.gif
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I may as well post the bottom 2 now though, they're both pretty much set in stone.

#44. Hype (with Dizzee Rascal)

Rate score: 4.12/10
Highest rate score: 9/10 (PeteFromLeeds)
Lowest rate score: 0/10 (cqmerqn, Bjork, SevenSeize)
2014 rate position: N/A

Year of release: 2016
Album: N/A
UK Chart position: #34
YouTube views: 7.6m
Spotify streams: 20.9m



Finishing in dead last place is Calvin's most recent Dizzee Rascal collab 'Hype'. Released less than two months after 'This Is What You Came For', it got easily overshadowed and was largely seen as a disappointment on both artists' parts. Fair to say, it didn't attract a whole lot of... hype. Dizzee returned to grime shortly afterwards in the knowledge that he is not the chart star he once was. Calvin of course knows how to recover from a flop and following single 'My Way' instantly landed in the top five.

#43. Off The Record (with Tinchy Stryder & Burns)

Rate score: 4.79/10
Highest rate score: 10/10 (Dexton)
Lowest rate score: 0/10 (cqmerqn)
2014 rate position: 20th of 21

Year of release: 2011
Album: N/A
UK Chart position: #24
YouTube views: 2.1m
Spotify streams: 247k



This song has a thing for second-last place, as it once again finishes in second to last as 'Merrymaking' overtakes it. The song was a collaboration with dance producer Burns and rapper Tinchy Stryder, who was on his last legs as a chart force. It was released a month after 'We Found Love' and unsurprisingly was a big chart flop whilst that was still sitting at #1. It's one of Calvin's weaker productions for sure and not one I ever revisit.
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#42. Open Wide (feat. Big Sean)

Rate score: 5.26/10
Highest rate score: 9.5/10 (Dexton)
Lowest rate score: -1/10 (Bjork)
2014 rate position: N/A

Year of release: 2014
Album: Motion
UK Chart position: #23
YouTube views: 57.3m
Spotify streams: 61.8m



The lowest single where Calvin is the primary artist here is 'Open Wide', released as a promotional single a week before the album and spending two weeks in the top 40, but being broadcast for none of them because there was no suitable radio edit available. Even without listening to the song though, you can guess what the title is in reference to. It was originally released as an instrumental titled 'C.U.B.A' which was a big club success, leading Calvin to add it to 'Motion' with vocal input from Big Sean, who we'll see from again later in the countdown.

#41. Nuh Ready Nuh Ready (feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR)

Rate score: 5.37/10
Highest rate score: 10/10 (Stu1985)
Lowest rate score: 0/10 (cqmerqn, Jester)
2014 rate position: N/A

Year of release: 2018
Album: TBA
UK Chart position: #48
YouTube views: 2.8m
Spotify streams: 9.5m



Calvin's latest single and supposedly his lead single to studio album #6 (though it's just as likely it'll be dropped from the project considering its minimal chart success) saw him team up with PARTYNEXTDOOR who previously appeared on a Funk Wav album track. The song saw him depart from the 'Funk Wav' style but it split opinion down the middle with many regarding it as one of his worst, and the general public at large not getting into it. Along with its recentness, it is not a surprise that this finishes as low as it does. Personally I like it a fair bit, but it's not up with his all time best.
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#40. Merrymaking At My Place

Rate score: 5.41/10
Highest rate score: 10/10 (PeteFromLeeds)
Lowest rate score: 2/10 (cqmerqn, Jack)
2014 rate position: 21st of 21

Year of release: 2007
Album: I Created Disco
UK Chart position: #43
YouTube views: 673k
Spotify streams: 2.6m



Last place when done 3.5 years ago, it now improves to starting out the top 40 with an improved rate average also. This became Calvin's third chart hit, though his first to miss the top 10 let alone the entire top 40. Personally it's one of his biggest misfires and now it just goes to show how far he's come since then, this was over 10 years ago now. Best forgotten this is.

#39. My Way

Rate score: 5.90/10
Highest rate score: 10/10 (danG)
Lowest rate score: -1/10 (HarryEzra)
2014 rate position: N/A

Year of release: 2016
Album: N/A
UK Chart position: #4
YouTube views: 247.7m
Spotify streams: 462.2m



Well I am disappointed but I saw it coming. This seems to be one of his lowest regarded singles, including by Calvin himself as he really only made it as a response to the Taylor Swift break up before going into Funk Wav. It was great hearing his own singing voice again though, something we see rarer as we go along his career, and it felt like a continuation of the also-brilliant 'This Is What You Came For' with its subtle drop.
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#38. Rollin (feat. Future & Khalid)

Rate score: 6.10/10
Highest rate score: 10/10 (danG)
Lowest rate score: 0/10 (cqmerqn)
2014 rate position: N/A

Year of release: 2017
Album: Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
UK Chart position: #43
YouTube views: 26.7m
Spotify streams: 172.6m



Another one of my faves dropping out. sad.gif To be fair to it though, it was only released as a promotional single and Future isn't exactly the most Buzzjack friendly artist. I just love the way it plods along though and the summery laidback production, and both featured artists add their own voice to it in the best way possible. I suppose this song will be forever underrated by the vast majority though.

#37. Holiday (Dizzee Rascal feat. Chrom3)

Rate score: 6.22/10
Highest rate score: 10/10 (Midge, gavindeejay, Dexton, Pete)
Lowest rate score: -1/10 (Jester)
2014 rate position: N/A

Year of release: 2009
Album: Tongue 'n' Cheek
UK Chart position: #1
YouTube views: 7.7m
Spotify streams: 15.1m



Now here's our first surprise of the rate, and it's the first of Calvin's many many number ones to drop out. Dizzee isn't doing so well himself here too, but he still has 'Dance Wiv Me'. This was released in the height of Dizzee's career and in an attempt to replicate the success of DWM he enlisted Calvin on production again as well as Chrom3 to sing the chorus. It became his third consecutive #1. It's another great one from Calvin, especially the sped up bit at the end. Worth a listen every so often.
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Open Wide is a tune! sleep.gif
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Rollin wayyyy too low sad.gif
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#36. Drinking From The Bottle (feat. Tinie Tempah)

Rate score: 6.33/10
Highest rate score: 10/10 (Midge, Josh, Jase, Dexton)
Lowest rate score: -1/10 (Dobbo)
2014 rate position: 19th of 21

Year of release: 2012
Album: 18 Months
UK Chart position: #5
YouTube views: 37.2m
Spotify streams: 80.4m



All the ones with guest rappers seem to be dropping out first (of course, it is Buzzjack) which is a shame because this is another great Calvin tune. Continuing Calvin's long run of top 5 hits this originally peaked at #17 as a promotional single before getting pushed to radio. It's a fun song about letting go and enjoying life, though Calvin's high quality in general means this isn't even one of my absolute faves of his. In a related note, the first time I heard this was when Tinie introduced this at Radio 1's Big Weekend so I would've been one of the very first to hear it.

#35. Faking It (feat. Kehlani & Lil Yachty)

Rate score: 6.46/10
Highest rate score: 10/10 (BridgeCow)
Lowest rate score: 0/10 (cqmerqn)
2014 rate position: N/A

Year of release: 2017
Album: Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
UK Chart position: #97
YouTube views: 34.6m
Spotify streams: 46.2m



Released as his final single from Funk Wav Bounces, it was sadly a bit too late for it to become a hit, with it limping in at just #97 and faring similarly in the US. It's one of his weakest singles to date for me though so I'm not too sad about it, I do like in the context of the album and it's far from a bad song, just not single material when Calvin has 'Skrt On Me' waiting in the wings. sleep.gif
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post Feb 26 2018, 08:55 PM
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'Open Wide' really deserved better!

So did 'Faking It', 'Rollin'' and 'Holiday' to a certain extent.
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post Feb 26 2018, 08:57 PM
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Gutted to see Drinking From The Bottle our already ohmy.gif

The rest I’m not too surprised apart from maybe Holiday!
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#34. The Weekend (Calvin Harris Remix) (SZA)

Rate score: 6.56/10
Highest rate score: 8.9/10 (DalekTurret32)
Lowest rate score: 0/10 (cqmerqn)
2014 rate position: N/A

Year of release: 2017
Album: N/A
UK Chart position: #55
YouTube views: 2.8m
Spotify streams: 39.1m



Quietly released at the end of 2017, this marked the official end of Calvin's Funk Wav era as he gave SZA's US hit 'The Weekend' a 'Funk Wav' remix, which helped the song to make the lower end of the UK chart. I am liking it a fair bit at the moment, but this will go down as one of his least remembered singles so I can't moan at its position here. I honestly prefer 'Nuh Ready Nuh Ready' now, though I did rate this higher at the time. Also, is it just a coincidence that his last two singles are 'The Weekend' and 'Nuh Ready...'?

#33. You Used To Hold Me

Rate score: 6.59/10
Highest rate score: 10/10 (Joe, Juan Carlos)
Lowest rate score: 1/10 (cqmerqn)
2014 rate position: 11th of 21

Year of release: 2009
Album: Ready For The Weekend
UK Chart position: #27
YouTube views: 11.1m
Spotify streams: 25.5m



Released as his final single from Ready For The Weekend before going on a year and a half break, this became a minor top 40 hit for him, impressive at the time for what was his 4th single from the album (and 2nd post-album release). It's not one of his strongest looking back, as he has bettered himself multiple times since, but it hasn't aged badly either.
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#32. Summer

Rate score: 6.66/10
Highest rate score: 10/10 (Dobbo, Chez Wombat, Dexton)
Lowest rate score: 2/10 (SevenSeize, blacksquare, dandy*)
2014 rate position: 15th of 21

Year of release: 2014
Album: Motion
UK Chart position: #1
YouTube views: 1193.3m
Spotify streams: 496.0m



And surprisingly out next is only one of Calvin's biggest singles ever in 'Summer'. Released in... Spring, it became the second of a hat-trick of #1s in the UK and was huge worldwide. The song was written about his relationship with ex-girlfriend Rita Ora. Personally I think in terms of real world impact it is highly overrated, yes it is a tune but he's done far better that didn't get nearly as big, so I'm pleased at its relatively low position here.

#31. Hands (The Ting Tings)

Rate score: 6.67/10
Highest rate score: 10/10 (Stu1985)
Lowest rate score: 2/10 (cqmerqn)
2014 rate position: N/A

Year of release: 2010
Album: Sounds From Nowheresville
UK Chart position: #29
YouTube views: 2.6m
Spotify streams: 6.8m



The Ting Tings had a very successful first era but despite enlisting Calvin Harris to produce lead single for their sophomore effort, it was a big chart flop, making the top 40 for just a week and they were never seen in the chart again. Their album eventually got released in 2012 and they even released a third album in 2014. It's barely noticeable that it is Calvin though, I didn't even realise until very recently, and if it were me this wouldn't even be in the top 40 here.
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Glad to see Drinking From The Bottle out, definitely his worst ever track. Was fun initially but was SO overplayed, plus the vid was awful.

OTOH huge shame to see Summer out, such a euphoric drop! Gets way too much hate.

Elsewhere I never knew Calvin had a hand in that Ting Tings track.
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Open Wide, Rollin and Drinking From The Bottle are all tunes wtf why are they out already (Open Wide fair enough for the lyrics but it goes offfff)

Kinda happy that Summer is above My Way tbh, and Feel So Close being above those two is correct also tongue.gif
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Truly hate 'Summer' so much. puke.gif
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Faking It really deserves to be higher sad.gif and ohmy.gif and Summer being out already
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#30. Heatstroke (feat. Young Thug, Pharrell Williams & Ariana Grande)

Rate score: 6.71/10
Highest rate score: 10/10 (SamJudd)
Lowest rate score: 3/10 (cqmerqn)
2014 rate position: N/A

Year of release: 2017
Album: Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
UK Chart position: #25
YouTube views: 7.9m
Spotify streams: 78.5m



Released as the second single from 'Funk Wav' this was widely seen as a disappointment and as such got overshadowed by 'Slide' which was released just a month prior. Its underuse of Pharrell and Ariana were quite annoying as Young Thug isn't that great as a rapper, but 'Feels' later made up for that. It received R1 airplay but was later quickly dropped for 'Feels'.

#29. We'll Be Coming Back (feat. Example)

Rate score: 6.85/10
Highest rate score: 10/10 (cqmerqn, Dexton)
Lowest rate score: 1/10 (Jester)
2014 rate position: 18th of 21

Year of release: 2012
Album: 18 Months
UK Chart position: #2
YouTube views: 100.5m
Spotify streams: 104.0m



Released as the fifth single from '18 Months' this became his fourth from the era to make it to #2, with 'We Found Love' remaining his sole #1 from the project at the time. Featuring Example who was once very popular but now can't even get a brand new single into the top 100, it's quite standard for Calvin but that for me is still an 8/10.
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I don't think My Way is as bad as you all say it is. Summer is a bop to some degree too!
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