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Showing posts with label Today's Pop Hits. Show all posts

Kent Jones - Don't Mind on Don't Mind (Single) (2016)

Kent Jones - Don't Mind on Don't Mind (Single) (2016)
"Don't Mind" is the debut single by American hip hop recording artist Kent Jones. The song was released on April 25, 2016 by Epidemic Records, We the Best Music Group and Epic Records as a single from his debut mixtape Tours.

"Don't Mind" debuted at number 63 on Billboard Hot 100 for the chart dated May 21, 2016. The song was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over 500,000 digital copies in the United States.

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Ariana Grande - Into You from the album Dangerous Woman (2016)

Ariana Grande - Into You from the album Dangerous Woman (2016)
"Into You" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande, serving as the second single from her third studio album, Dangerous Woman (2016). The song was released on May 6, 2016, and was serviced to contemporary hit and rhythmic radio on June 28. It was written by Ariana Grande, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Alexander Kronlund and Ilya Salmanzadeh with Martin and Salmanzadeh serving as producers. It is a dance-pop song with elements of EDM. Its music video was released on May 24, 2016.

The song debuted at number 83 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and has since reached a peak of number 24. It has also reached number 14 on the UK Singles Chart, and number 11 on the ARIA Chart. Grande has promoted the song with televised performances at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, the season 10 finale of The Voice, and the 2016 Summertime Ball.

Ariana Grande - Into You from the album Dangerous Woman (2016)


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Daya - Sit Still, Look Pretty on Daya EP (2016)

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"Sit Still, Look Pretty" is a song by American singer Daya. It was released on March 29, 2016, as the second single from her debut extended play (EP), Daya (2015). It is the follow-up to her Billboard Hot 100 top 40 hit "Hide Away".

Dana Getz of Entertainment Weekly said it "regulates [good boys] to the sidelines" and further labeled it a "bouncy, eff–you jaunt". Idolator's Mike Wass called the chorus "empowering" and stated "[Sit Still, Look Pretty] picks up where 'Hide Away' left off — in that it's a little rebellious and a lot relatable."

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The Chainsmokers - Don't Let Me Down (Feat. Daya) on Don't Let Me Down Single (2016)

The Chainsmokers - Don't Let Me Down (Feat. Daya) on Don't Let Me Down Single (2016)
"Don't Let Me Down" is a song by American DJ duo The Chainsmokers. It was released on February 5, 2016, through Disruptor and Columbia Records. The song features vocals from American singer Daya.

"Don't Let Me Down" became The Chainsmokers' and Daya's first top 5 single in the United States. It also reached top 10 positions in several countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Robbie Daw of Idolator stated "[Don't Let Me Down] kicks off with a haunting guitar loop and 17-year-old Daya lamenting that she's 'crashing, hit a wall, right now I need a miracle.' By the time the chorus sweeps in, the song shifts into full-on trap mode." and called it a "trappy collaboration". Popdust's Jason Scott claimed "[Don't Let Me Down] is an enormously engaging strip of gritty dance-club euphoria. Percussion vibrates underneath a well-constructed skyscraper of synth and evocative vocals from the 17-year-old Daya." Rolling Stone named "Don't Let Me Down" one of the 30 best songs of the first half of 2016, writing "EDM may not dominate the charts the way it used to but the Chainsmokers' swirling, turnt-up love song proves the genre has a little fight left in it. Newcomer Daya goes to battle with the aggro, big room beats and ends up coming out on top."

The Chainsmokers - Don't Let Me Down (Feat. Daya) VIDEO


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Twenty One Pilots - Ride on Blurryface album (2016)

Twenty One Pilots - Ride on Blurryface album (2016)
"Ride" is a single written and recorded by American alternative hip hop band Twenty One Pilots from their fourth studio album, Blurryface. "Ride" was released on YouTube worldwide on May 11, 2015, and released as a single on the Google Play Store on May 12, 2015. The music video for the song was released the following day. It was serviced to US contemporary hit radio on April 12, 2016.

The music video for "Ride" shows Joseph and Dun performing in the middle of a forest, the forest immediately transits from day to night several times in the video. Joseph walks through the forest while singing the song, and most of the time he is seen while playing the guitar next to Dun. Near the end of the video, Joseph and Dun both put on glasses, and they both appear to be at a concert at the time, the video then ends with Joseph singing the final lyrics to the song while he's in the forest. As of July 2016, the video has over 100 million views on YouTube.

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Rihanna - Needed Me on ANTI (Deluxe) (2016)

Rihanna - Needed Me on ANTI (Deluxe) (2016)
"Needed Me" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer and songwriter Rihanna from her eighth studio album, Anti (2016). It was written by Rihanna, Brittany Hazard, Charles Hinshaw and Derrus Rachel together with its producer DJ Mustard and its co-producers Twice as Nice and Frank Dukes. The song impacted the urban radio stations on March 30, 2016, as a follow up single from Anti together with "Kiss It Better". Afterwards, Def Jam released “Needed Me” to mainstream radio. "Needed Me" is a mello dubstep-flavored electro-R&B song, that contains a downtempo and loose production with synthetic sounds, and elements of electro bubble. The song's lyrics discuss romantic rejection with some critics identifying a feminist overtone.

"Needed Me" received generally favorable reviews, with some music critics deeming it "a female anthem". In the United States, the song peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 becoming Rihanna's 29th top 10 single on the chart. The song's accompanying music video was directed by film producer Harmony Korine and premiered on April 20, 2016, in celebration of 420. The video is set in Miami and depicts Rihanna with a gun, riding on a motor bike, before attending a strip club where she kills a man. The video was compared to Harmony Korine’s film Spring Breakers. Rihanna included and performed "Needed Me" on the Anti World Tour.

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Sia - Cheap Thrills on This Is Acting (2016)

Sia - Cheap Thrills on This Is Acting (2016)
"Cheap Thrills" is a song recorded by Australian recording artist Sia for her seventh studio album, This Is Acting (2016). It was written by Sia and Greg Kurstin, while solely produced by Kurstin. The official remix of "Cheap Thrills" incorporates the vocal collaboration of Jamaican performer Sean Paul, with it being made available for digital download on 11 February 2016 as the record's second single. "Cheap Thrills" is a pop song with elements of electropop. The remix of the song featuring Sean Paul contains influences of Jamaican reggae. The song was originally meant for Rihanna's Anti, but after she turned it down Sia decided to keep it and use it for her seventh studio album.

In the United Kingdom, "Cheap Thrills" reached number two on the UK Singles Chart, marking Sia's highest peak as a lead artist in the United Kingdom. In the United States, the song reached the top 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number three. It has become a career best for Sia as her highest-peaking single in the United States.

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Selena Gomez - Kill Em With Kindness on Revival (Deluxe) (2015)

Selena Gomez - Kill Em With Kindness on Revival (Deluxe) (2016)
"Kill Em with Kindness" is a song recorded by American singer Selena Gomez for her second studio album Revival (2015). The track was co-written by Gomez with Antonina Armato, Tim James, Benjamin Levin and Dave Audé. It was produced by Rock Mafia and Benny Blanco, with additional production by R3drum. The song was serviced to contemporary hit radio on May 3, 2016, as the fourth and final single from the album. It is a dance song with a tropical house breeze, having an airy synth, added bells and a whistle hook. The song was conceived after Gomez faced criticism over her weight during a trip to Mexico.

Commercially, the song managed to peaked inside the top 20 in Canada and the top 40 in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Lyrically, the song talks about being kind to mean people, and has a positive message of kindly ignoring instead of responding to them. Music critics mostly were complementary about its uplifting message, the song's sonic environment and considered it a highlight. The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Emil Nava and released on June 6, 2016. The black-and-white video shows the singer in a photoshoot set with dancers doing interpretive dance and shots of bullets and blood-dripped flowers. The song is part of the setlist of her Revival Tour.

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James Bay - Let It Go on Let It Go (2016)

James Bay - Let It Go on Let It Go (2016)
"Let It Go" is a song by English singer-songwriter James Bay. It was released in Europe on 15 September 2014 through Republic Records as the first single from Bay's second extended play of the same name. It was included on Bay's debut studio album Chaos and the Calm (2015). The song was written by Bay with Paul Barry and produced by Jacquire King. The Let It Go EP was released prior on 3 May 2014.

The song was re-released in March 2015 after the success of "Hold Back the River" and on July 2015, has peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart, beating its previous peak of 62 on 27 September 2014. "Let It Go" has proven to be a big success in Oceania, where, in May 2015, it peaked at number 8 in Australia, whilst in New Zealand, the song debuted on June 15, 2015 at number 31, before climbing to number 24 the following week. A week after that the song entered the top 10 of the chart, peaking at number 10. "Let It Go" is Bay's first song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 16.



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Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop the Feeling! from CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! (Original Song From "Trolls") (Single) 2016

Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop the Feeling! from CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! (Original Song From "Trolls") (Single) 2016
"Can't Stop the Feeling!" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake for the soundtrack to the upcoming film Trolls, for which he serves as the executive music producer. It was written and produced by Timberlake, Max Martin and Shellback. Musically, it is an uptempo disco-pop, soul-pop number with funk influences. The song was released as a single on May 6, 2016, and reached contemporary hit radio on May 10, 2016. Timberlake gave his first televised performance of "Can't Stop the Feeling!" during the interval act of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 grand final. Directed by Mark Romanek, its music video was released on May 16, 2016, and follows Timberlake on a tour to everyday places as he dances through what a typical day might be—it was followed by a number of fan-made videos.

The single debuted atop the US Billboard Hot 100, opening with 379,000 downloads in its first week, marking Timberlake's fifth No. 1 single in the country, and making it the 26th song on the Hot 100 history to start at the summit of the chart. Additionally, it became the second song to spend its first 10 weeks atop the Digital Songs chart, joining The Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" (2009), and marked his fifth No. 1 single on the Radio Songs chart and eighth on the Mainstream Top 40. It has achieved international commercial success, reaching the top of the charts in Argentina, Belgium (Flanders), Brazil, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland, and the top-five in most of Europe.

CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! (From DreamWorks Animation's "Trolls") (Official Video)



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Halsey - New Americana - On Badlands Album (2015)

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"New Americana" is a song by American singer and songwriter Halsey taken from her debut studio album, Badlands (2015). It was written by Kalkutta, Larzz Principato, James Mtume and Halsey, while production was handled by Lido. Described as electropop and alternative pop, the song describes the normalization of aspects of counterculture, including recreational drug use. The song was released on July 10, 2015, as the second single from the album.

"New Americana" is an electropop and midtempo alternative pop song. According to the digital sheet music published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc., the song is composed in the key of E♭ major with an approximate tempo of 87 BPM and a vocal range of B♭3-C5. The track also includes a sample of "Juicy" by The Notorious B.I.G. Halsey's voice is layered on the chorus, which was inspired by Pink Floyd's similarly-themed hit, "Another Brick in the Wall".

"New Americana" received mixed reviews from critics. The song received a warm reception from radio programmers, with D.J. Zane Lowe of Apple Beats Music saying of Halsey that "there's a new icon there", and that the song was "big". It has been labelled by critics, including Billboard, USA Today, and The New York Times, as a "generational anthem" for millennials.

Green Baron of Sputnikmusic, however, labelled the song Halsey's "worst foray into the world of songwriting", and found the lyrics to be "incredibly forced" and "too try-hard". Nathan Reese of Pitchfork was similarly unconvinced by the song's lyrics, describing the song as "plasticky" and superficial where it aimed to be inspirational.
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Demi Lovato - Confident - On Confident Album (2015)

Demi Lovato - Confident - On Confident Album (2015)




"Confident" is a song by American singer Demi Lovato. It serves as the second single from her fifth studio album of the same name (2015). The song was released on September 18, 2015, by Hollywood and Island Records as an instant download with the pre-order of the album on iTunes, as well as a stand-alone download on several digital retail sites such as Google Play and 7digital. It was written by Lovato, Max Martin, Ilya Salmanzadeh, and Savan Kotecha.
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Nico & Vinz - That's How You Know (Feat. Kid Ink & Bebe Rexha) From the album That's How You Know (2015)

Nico & Vinz - That's How You Know (Feat. Kid Ink & Bebe Rexha) From the album That's How You Know (2015)
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"That's How You Know" is a 2014 song by the Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz. It peaked at number 9 on VG-lista, the Norwegian Official Singles Chart.

A later version released on 16 July 2015 by Nico & Vinz featuring Kid Ink and Bebe Rexha found wider international success and peaked #39 in AM Top 40 in November 28, 2015
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Ariana Grande - Focus - On Moonlight Album (2015)

Ariana Grande - Focus - On Moonlight Album (2015)
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"Focus" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande, released on October 30, 2015. It serves as the lead single for her upcoming third studio album Moonlight. The song was written by Grande, Savan Kotecha, Peter Svensson, and Ilya.

"Focus" received mixed reviews from music critics, who noted its similarities to Grande's own "Problem". The song debuted at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Grande's sixth top-ten single in the United States, selling 113,000 downloads in its first week of release.

"Focus" is built on slick synths, clanging percussion and stabbing big-band brass. The song's structure has been heavily compared to Grande's previous lead single, "Problem", from her album My Everything. "Focus" features uncredited vocals from Jamie Foxx.

Upon release, "Focus" received mixed to negative reviews from music critics. Kaitlyn Tiffany from The Verge commented positively saying, "As Ariana Grande is a massively talented vocalist, the song "Focus" itself is very pleasant to listen to". Brennan Carley of Spin had a mixed opinion, commenting that the song was a "catchy slow-burn", describing it as a "horn heavy piece of retro-modern fusion". However, he also noted that Grande's vocals " any real excitement from a star who’s got the restraint and skill to take her instrument places most other pop singers can’t anymore". He criticized the "male howling the faux-chorus" for " grating quickly" and for making "Focus" too similar to Grande's previous lead single "Problem". Time‍ '​s Nolan Feeney also commented it for being similar to "Problem", but noted that this might not be a bad thing, saying: "if it ain't broke, don't fix it—no need for Grande to check her vision here".

Billboard editors rated the song two-and-a-half out of five stars, commenting "Grande has never released a less-than-great single, until now, with 'Focus', a rehash of 2014's 'Problem'."
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One Direction - Drag Me Down - On Made in the A.M. Album (2015)

One Direction - Drag Me Down - On  Made in the A.M. Album (2015)
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"Drag Me Down" is a song recorded by British-Irish boy band One Direction for their fifth studio album, Made in the A.M. (2015). The song was released worldwide on 31 July 2015. Written by Jamie Scott, John Ryan and Julian Bunetta, the song is produced by the latter two. The track marked their first single since Zayn Malik's departure in March 2015. "Drag Me Down" became an instant hit, debuting at the top of the charts in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Austria, Australia, and New Zealand upon its release. It became the group's first number one single in France and Australia, as well as their fourth number one in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It debuted at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

"Drag Me Down" is marked as One Direction's first single since Zayn Malik's departure in March 2015. The announcement of the release of the single was done by Liam Payne on his Twitter, followed by the rest of the members on 31 July 2015.
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Shawn Mendes - Stitches - on Handwritten Album (2015)

Shawn Mendes - Stitches - on Handwritten Album (2015)
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"Stitches" is a song recorded by Canadian singer Shawn Mendes for his debut studio album, Handwritten (2015). It was initially released to iTunes via Island Records on March 16, 2015 as the third pre-order exclusive track and was subsequently serviced to radio via Republic Records on May 5, 2015 as the album's third official single. "Stitches" is the first song by Mendes to appear on a Billboard airplay chart, debuting at number 36 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart in June 2015, and eventually reaching number one. It became his first top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100, charting at number four. "Stitches" also reached the top 10 on the Canadian Hot 100.

It was nominated for Choice Music Single: Male Artist at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards.

In the United States, the song debuted at number 14 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles on the chart dated April 25, 2015. It rose to number two on the Bubbling Under chart for the week of June 6, 2015 before debuting on the Billboard Hot 100 proper at number 89 for the chart dated June 13, 2015. On the week ending August 27, 2015, the song entered the top 40 at number thirty-five, climbed seven positions from number 42. The song jumped 12 spots to enter the top 20 at number twenty for the week ending September 10, 2015. The song entered the top 10 at number nine for the chart dated October 17, 2015 and climbed to number eight on the following week. On the week ending October 31, 2015, it entered the top 5 at number four, becoming Mendes' highest peaking song on the chart, as well as his first top 5 hit. "Stitches" debuted at number thirty-six on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart for the week ending June 20, 2015, becoming his first US airplay hit. It has since peaked at number 1 on the chart, becoming his first #1 hit. As of November 2015, it has sold 1.3 million copies and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
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Nick Jonas - Levels - On Levels Album (2015)

Nick Jonas - Levels - On Levels Album (2015)
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"Levels" is a song by American singer Nick Jonas. It was released on August 21, 2015, by Island, Safehouse and Republic Records. The song was written and produced by Ian Kirkpatrick and The Monsters and the Strangerz, with additional songwriting provided by Sam Martin, Sean Douglas, Talay Riley and Like Mike. The song's accompanying music video was directed by Colin Tilley and was released on August 30, 2015. The song peaked at number 44 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Idolator's editor Robbie Daw wrote about the song: "a galloping, funky bassline. That raspy tenor vocal, occasionally cracking into falsetto. And a chorus slightly reminiscent of Alanis Morissette’s 'You Oughta Know.'" Billboard praised the song, calling it 'really, really good'. MTV's Emilee Lindner wrote about the song: "Levels' fuses funk with a club beat, layering the former Jonas Brother’s vocals with his spiraling falsetto ad-libs. It’s a quick, under-three-minute tune, but it’s enough to inject you with a little party if you need it."
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Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean? - On Purpose Album (2015)

Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean? - On Purpose Album (2015)
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"What Do You Mean?" is a song recorded by Canadian singer Justin Bieber for his fourth studio album Purpose. The song was announced on July 28, 2015, on On Air with Ryan Seacrest, and released on August 28, 2015, as the album's lead single. It was well received by music critics. The track was also a commercial success in his home country, topping the Canadian Hot 100. "What Do You Mean?" debuted at the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 where it stayed for one week, and topped various other charts worldwide, including Australia, Norway and the United Kingdom.
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Rachel Platten - Stand By You - On Stand By You Album (2015)

Rachel Platten - Stand By You - On Stand By You Album (2015)
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After finding her own inner strength on one of the year’s most massive hits with Fight Song, Rachel Platten returns with an equally-compelling anthem. Stand by You, co-written with fun.‘s Jack Antonoff, is cut from the same empowering fabric, but the sonic elements seem far grander and more accessible. Instead of projecting the message onto herself and her own journey—”this is my fight song, take back my life song” she rallies on her first-ever Top 10 hit—the 34-year-old singer-songwriter turns to the downtrodden. She etches out a storyline of hope as she reaches out to her fellow underdog and offers a sage piece of advice. “Put your empty hands in mine, and scars…show me all the scars you hide. And hey, if your wings are broken, please take mine so yours can open, too,” she coos on the opening verse.
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Charlie Puth - Marvin Gaye (Feat. Meghan Trainor) (2015)

Charlie Puth - Marvin Gaye (Feat. Meghan Trainor) (2015)
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"Marvin Gaye" is the debut single recorded, produced and co-written by American singer Charlie Puth. It was released on February 10, 2015 by Atlantic Records, and features guest vocals by Meghan Trainor. Puth co-wrote the song with Julie Frost. The song has topped the charts in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Syria, France and New Zealand, peaked within the top-five in Australia, the top ten in major European nations, and reached the top 40 in Austria, Canada, and Puth's native United States.

Puth revealed during an interview with Billboard that he had come up with the drumbeat for "Marvin Gaye" while sitting at a cafe in Hollywood. He also spoke about how the collaboration with Trainor came about, commenting, "Meghan and I were at a party one night, and we were exchanging the new music, and she heard "Marvin Gaye" and asked, "Who else is singing on this? It should be a duet. Let me sing on it!" So I'm like ... OK, Meghan Trainor just asked me to sing on my song, absolutely! In one day, she knew the whole thing. We did it all in one take." The song samples the bassline from "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King.

"Marvin Gaye" is a reference to the eponymous iconic soul singer with "the lyrics of the tune being an effort to spark romance and get that special someone in the mood, just as many Gaye slow jams have done for millions in the past". The song is also notable for being Trainor's first release without writing credits. The collaboration led to Puth's appearance as one of Trainor's dates in the music video for her single "Dear Future Husband".
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