Hello and welcome to the CHART HITS CHALLENGE. This idea came to me when I realised that I was completely unaware of most of the more recent mainstream hits. Then I remembered last year and WarmNyota_SweetAyesha's '80s Songs Roulette in NSWFF and an idea of challenges featuring songs from various decades popped up. And I thought, why don't we start with the decade most of us are probably least familiar with - this one? Take your bank before I pay you out I promise this, promise this Check this hand cause I'm marvelous What's it all about? I went through the Billboard end-of-year charts from 2009 to 2015 and some recent ones and picked a bunch of song titles. They vary greatly. There's a two-letter one and there are some pretty long ones. Some are perfect for romance, some for dark, sinister stories. I ignored the most debatable of the songs, but I kept some earworms that people love to hate. Opa, gang...I mean, yeah. You can use these title as prompts. If you would like to explore further, you are welcome to google the song lyrics and/or the music video. If you are the kind who can be inspired by the music itself, even cooler! Similarly, you do not have to title your stories after these songs - you can use any title you like or a line from the song's lyrics. The only thing I am asking you is not to write songfics. That would be way too easy, wouldn't it? All other formats are welcome. Or gimme that title, title Come and gimme that title, title Better gimme that title, title Come and gimme that title, title How to play? - Roll one 30-sided die or just pick a number from 1 to 30 that has not been taken yet. - I will give you the song name once I've seen your post. In public. - You can have more than one song when you're done with the first. - If you're stuck with your first choice, tell me and pick another. I'll put the first choice back in the poll. - TOS apply, just like for any other challenge. Duh. Look ma, no hands! You gotta just show me off, off What you embarrassed? Once you're done... ...post the link to your story in this thread. I will be delighted to read it and I'm sure other people will, too. And, of course, I will add your story to the index below. I would love it if you managed to finish your story/stories by the end of 2016, so we could then start another, with songs from some other decade. But if you can handle more than one such challenge at the same time or if your muse is being a moose instead, you're welcome to submit your response in 2018 or, well, whenever. Rules have been updated to clarify some things on February 19th, 2018. * The first verse used is from Lady Gaga's Poker Face and the second and third from Meghan Trainor's Title.