LCTCArtistSong
91PINKWhat About Us
12CALVIN HARRIS f/ PHARRELL WILLIAMS, KATY PERRY & BIG SEANFeels
23KESHAPraying
584TAYLOR SWIFTLook What You Made Me Do
45PORTUGAL, THE MANFeel It Still
106DUA LIPANew Rules
57THE KILLERSThe Man
38ARCADE FIREEverything Now
89CHARLIE PUTHAttention
610CARLY RAE JEPSENCut To The Feeling
711DJ KHALED f/ RIHANNA & BRYSON TILLERWild Thoughts
1112LORDEPerfect Places
1313FOO FIGHTERSRun
19514FOO FIGHTERSThe Sky Is A Neighborhood
4715KANE BROWN f/ LAUREN ALAINAWhat Ifs
2116NIALL HORANSlow Hands
3317JESSIE WAREMidnight
2918KENNY CHESNEYAll The Pretty Girls
9519JUSTIN BIEBER & BLOODPOPFriends
2520FRENCH MONTANA f/ SWAE LEEUnforgettable
4021NOTHING BUT THIEVESSorry
1222NOTHING BUT THIEVESAmsterdam
2323QUEENS OF THE STONE AGEThe Way You Used To Do
4624LUKE COMBSWhen It Rains It Pours
3425SARA EVANSMarquee Sign
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Sep 22
This month's top 3 Untapped Resources to date

Depeche Mode is trending well followed by Royal Blood and Declan McKenna.

 
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Sep 20
Battle of the ladies

Even though Taylor Swift gained more points and more adds over the last 2 weeks she couldn’t manage to leap to #1. Pink has the second most added song and is on 14 more charts than Swift so that sealed the 9-1 move. Just outside the top 10 the Foo Fighters make a healthy move from 195-14 with “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” and have back to back songs as “Run” holds at 13 after its #4 peak.

6 more songs enter the top 25 for the first time including Sara Evans “Marquee Sign” which was a recent #1 on the UR250 and does not look like it will reach the Country airplay Top 50. Its video, however , is getting exposure on CMT. It is also sort of a test of the new untapped resource system. By reaching the top 25 is should be removed from untapped status but I am going to wait a few weeks before I decide to completely remove it.

As I have stated previously songs that reach a certain critical mass in airplay are removed from the untapped arena but if it short-lived then they will be added back in. That is the fate of Julia Michael’s “Uh Huh” this week as it could not reach the top 30 on Pop radio. Currently it is #114 on the BR250, its highest chart position to date.

With the start of fall there are a lot of tent pole releases and they are making their way on the BR250. This includes Beck (#60), Sam Smith (#91), Kelly Clarkson (#92), another from Taylor Swift (#98), , Thirty Seconds To Mars (#125), Zayn (#150), Maroon 5 (#152) and U2 (#219).

Sep 19
New Playlist, The Leftfield

This playlist jumps from cheeky British Alt-Pop to Jazz-Hip-Hop fusion, Bluegrass, Industrial, Chill, Lo-Fi and whatever other sub-genres might come across the Beyond Radio desk. The songs are not in this order on the playlist but more random.

2 Brit brothers who bring differing sensibilities into their infectious mix of humor, danceable rhythms and 60’s influenced Alt-Pop.

BAD SOUNDS          Hot Head Chippehham

BAD SOUNDS          Living Alone

Both of these bands are quintessentially British, yet the boys from Warrington create a wider swath of comedy, literary references, observation and sonic diversity into their style.

MAN & THE ECHO  Operation Margarine

MAN & THE ECHO  Very Personally Yours (Total late 60’s Stax Soul influence on this one.)

ELISE LEGROW      Who Do You Love (Slithering Blues & R&B influenced new single from the Canadian singer.)

Introduced by an Uber rider

THE WANTON BISHOPS   Sleep With The Lights On (A Lebanese band that dabbles in garage rock and blues)

TRAMPLED BY TURTLES Where Is My Mind? (Bluegrass cover of the Pixies song from 2011. I’ve known of this Minnesota band, formed in 2003, for a while)

Indie roots rocks from Maine introduced by a different Uber rider.

CHRIS ROSS & THE NORTH         Gone And On

CHRIS ROSS & THE NORTH         Mostly Sober

DAN AUERBACH   Livin' In Sin (Black Keys mastermind goes full old school cowboy hoedown on this little ditty.)

IRON & WINE          Call It Dreaming (Perennial indie-folk favorite Sam Beam. From his 8th album released earlier this year “Beast Epic”)

OF MONTREAL       Stag To The Stable (shades of Beatlesque Brit Pop)

LOUISE BURNS       Strange Weather (She started out in the Pop-Punk Lillix and then went on to the Alt-Rock band the Blue Violets. On this solo song and most of current album “Young Mopes”she is in vintage 50’s Country mode.

SAMANTHA FISH   Chills & Fever (More vintage 50’s sound from this Kansas City Blues musician. The album of the same name expands on styles through the 50’s and 60’s.)

ARCADE FIRE         Electric Blue (A different side of the band who have recently scored a #1 album and #1 song on the Beyond Radio 250.)

A couple of jazzy tunes from British indie rock band.

CHILDHOOD           Cameo

CHILDHOOD           Californian Light

POOLSIDE    Tropical Heartache (This one fits in nicely with the 2 former songs. Meant for a breezy summer day this duo surfaced in 2011, one half who was part of the band Junior Senior which had an international hit in 2003 with “Move Your Feet”.

DOPE LEMON          Home Soon Australian Angus Stone is better known as the brother half of sibling indie-folk duo Angus & Julia Stone who have had 3 top 10 albums in their homeland. Here he dabbles in a little Alternative Jazz.)

FOUR TET     Two Thousand And Seventeen (Harpsichord driven instrumental from British avant garde artist Kieran Hebden.)

MAC DEMARCO     On The Level (Chill electronica from Canadian  multi-instrumentalist who usually strays more to the folk lo-fi side.)

RHYE Summer Days (Alternative soul duo from L.A. via Canada and Denmark.)

3 songs from Matt Van Schie who formed the Australian band Van She in 2002. All in the Electro-Pop vein.

TOUCH SENSITIVE            Lay Down

DU TONC      Keep Moving

VAN SHE Ideas Of Happiness

Industrial, Alt Dance and Goth

GARY NUMAN        My Name Is Ruin (Yes the “Cars” guy almost 40 years later)

IAMX Aphrodisiac (Chris Corner was a founding member of the Sneaker Pimps who had a 1996 alternative hit with “6 Underground”.)

TODD TERJE            Maskindans (Oh so 1986, akin to “Din Da Da”)

TR/ST  Bicep (From Toronto, comparisons to Joy Division have been made.)

GHOSTPOET Immigrant Boogie (Imagine current day Bauhaus)

THE NATIONAL      Carin At The Liquor Store (this band just scored their first radio hit after 16 years together. The baritone vocalist Matt Beringer sounds goth but incorporates other styles)

This group of songs offers a fusion of Hip Hop, Jazz and old school soul

  1. JUKES f/ BJ THE CHICAGO KID Angels/Your Love (Solo project of Bombay Bicycle Club’s Jack Steadman.)

  2. JUKES f/ CHARLES BRADLEY Grant Green

  3. JUKES f/ DE LA SOUL Leap Of Faith

SAMPA THE GREAT Everybody's Hero (Zambian native who lives in Sydney)

SHABAZZ PALACES          Effeminence (This band was formed by Digable Planets member  Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler in 2009.)

SHABAZZ PALACES          Shine A Light

YAEJI Guap (Alternative Soul from Seoul, Korea by way of NYC.)

The Lo-fi section of the list

ARIEL PINK Feels Like Heaven (Baroque pop from L.A. one man band who was originally part of the band Animal Collective.)

ARIEL PINK Another Weekend

Both of these easily could end any Twin Peaks episode. Dreamy female lead slow burns from Baltimore and El Paso respectively.

BEACH HOUSE       Chariot

CIGARETTES AFTER SEX Apocalypse

New band from Oxford, UK somewhere between Lo-Fi, Chill and Electro-Pop with an ethereal vocal style.

LOW ISLAND           Anywhere

LOW ISLAND           That Kind Of Love

THIS IS THE KIT      Moonshine Freeze (Alt-folk from British singer Kate Sables.)

Here we have a little kinetic pop/rock thrown into the mix. Perhaps something Cyndi Lauper might have done 30 years ago.

KESHA f/ EAGLES OF DEATH METAL  Let 'Em Talk

Punk new and old

CREEPER      Suzanne (UK Horror Punk band influenced by AFI and Alkaline Trio.)

CREEPER      Black Mass (If Green Day and Meatloaf did a duet.)

THE REPLACEMENTS        Gary's Got A Boner (Live) (Just released live track from a Hoboken, NJ concert in 1985.)

WOLF ALICE           Yuk Foo (Why no love for the Foo Fighters? Really just the harder side of the British band who just topped The Untapped Resources 250 with “Don’t Delete The Kisses”.)

DOWNTOWN BOYS           Lips That Bite (Actually fronted by a woman, this Providence sextet is multiracial and bilingual.)

BEDOUIN SOUNDCLASH Clock Work (This is the 1st single in 7 years from Reggae and Ska influenced Toronto band.)

Mysterious band from Brisbane, Australia who offer infectious yet quirky alt-dance-pop.

CONFIDENCE MAN           Bubblegum

CONFIDENCE MAN           Boyfriend (Repeat)

Slightly more poppy (pun intended) but equally lovable.

POPPY           Computer Boy

POPPY f/ CHARLOTTE       My Style

Quirky and Humorous Alt-Rock

IRONTOM     Brain Go (California rockers who mix psychedelic, progressive and funk rock into their stew.)

IRONTOM     Hookers

LEMON DEMON      Touch-Tone Telephone (Neil Stephen Cicierega uses this moniker for his comedy rock. The Somerville, Mass. Artist owes much to They Might Be Gaints.)

LOVEPOOLS            Animal Instinct (Another moniker, this time foe L.A. artist Anthony Shea. He combines poppy melodies, 60’s influences and a bit Brit-style whimsy into his music.)

LOVEPOOLS            I Might Jump Off The Deep End If You Are Mine

ALGIERS       The Underside Of Power (Politically conscious indie rock from Atlanta)

ALT-J  Deadcrush  (Another strange brew from British indie band, #77 on this weeks Untapped 250)

ENDLESS PEAKS    Open (UK four piece who describe their music as Indie Psych-Rock.)

MARIKA HACKMAN         Time's Been Reckless (British folk artist who came out of the same local pool of musicians as Mumford & Sons and Laura Marling)

NOMBE         Freak Like Me (Noah MacBeth is a modern R&B singer from L.A. and born in Germany. He is the godson of Chaka Khan.)

PERFUME GENIUS Slip Away (Washington state native whose music spans various styles and often talks of  darker subjects.Growing up openly gay and the difficulties it brought to the surface certainly have added to the tone.)

ROSTAM       Bike Dream (The guy from Vampire Weekend)

A dive into various forms of R&B/Hip Hop

JADEN SMITH          Watch Me (Will’s son mixing a rock edge with his rap stylings.)

BROTHER ALI         Pen To Paper (MC who spent most of his youth traversing the Mid-west. He is definitely politically motivated.)

JAMILA WOODS     Blk Girl Soldier (Another Midwesterner from Chicago, influenced as much by Toni Morrison as Erykah Badu.)

DORNIK        God Knows (Smooth, 70’s influenced R&B from London native.)

THE AVALANCHES           The Wozard Of Iz  (More alternative Hip-Hop from the Australian outfit featured multiple times on Beyond Radio pick lists.)

Some old school British Isles woman

ALISON MOYET      I Germinate (The former lead vocalist of the 80’s dance/new wave band Yaz, she has had an illustrious solo career since the release of her 1984 album “Alf”. In recent years she has gone more experimental with her song choices.)

IMELDA MAY          Human (Irish vocalist who melds old style country, jazz, rockabilly and whatever else she wants

IMELDA MAY          How Bad Can A Good Girl Be

SAINT ETIENNE      Dive (20 year old  British band that mixes 60’s sound with dance and alternative.)

SAINT ETIENNE      Heather

SAINT ETIENNE      Magpie Eyes

Sep 16
UR250 for Sept. 11 and trending Top 25 on the BR250

The entire top 10 is new except Everything Everything at #6 and Royal Blood at #8. The latest single from Foster The people takes over the summit and is receiving some Alternative airplay, as is Liam Gallagher at #3. I feel that will have better airplay chance at AAA. Charli XCX, at #2,  is seeing her initial airplay in the UK as are the Horrors on BBC Radio 6.

Another new feature this week will be the trending top 25 for the BR250 which is now being publish every 2 weeks.

1        CALVIN HARRIS f/ PHARRELL WILLIAMS, KATY PERRY & BIG SEAN   Feels

2        KESHA       Praying

3        PINK What About Us

4        PORTUGAL, THE MAN        Feel It Still

5        ARCADE FIRE    Everything Now

6        THE KILLERS    The Man

7        CHARLIE PUTH Attention

8        CARLY RAE JEPSEN   Cut To The Feeling

9        DUA LIPA  New Rules

10      DJ KHALED f/ RIHANNA & BRYSON TILLER         Wild Thoughts

11      TAYLOR SWIFT Look What You Made Me Do

12      FOO FIGHTERS Run

13      LORDE      Perfect Places

14      SHANIA TWAIN Life's About To Get Good

15      NOTHING BUT THIEVES     Amsterdam

16      MIDLAND  Drinkin' Problem

17      MIRANDA LAMBERT Tin Man

18      IMAGINE DRAGONS   Thunder

19      LIAM PAYNE f/ QUAVO       Strip That Down

20      NIALL HORAN   Slow Hands

21      ZEDD & LIAM PAYNE          Get Low

22      JESSIE WARE     Midnight

23      NOTHING BUT THIEVES     Sorry

24      THE NATIONAL The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness

25      FRENCH MONTANA f/ SWAE LEE         Unforgettable

   
Sep 11
75 weeks and counting

Gee only a week behind :) with the commentary. Calvin Harris remains at #1 for a third week as Kesha moves up to #2 and Pink blasts into the top 10 from #193. There are nineteen new entries in the top 100, with Nothing But Thieves with the second highest entry at #40. Of course Taylor Swift, in at #58, should see a huge surge on the next chart, possibly leaping to #1.

The most notable new entry is at #91 where the Revivalists enter the top 100 for the first time with "Wish I Knew You", 75 weeks after its first activity at Beyond Radio, and fully 2 years after the album it is pulled from was released. It is in its 34th week in the top 250 and has been in and out of it a number of times as it has impacted different genres over the course of its run. From AAA to Alternative, then Rock, Hot AC, AC and now the Pop radio top 50.

With two more entries into the top 250, “Pain” at #109 and “Strangest Thing” at #114 give The War On Drugs four titles on the current chart. The Philadelphia roots rock band’s 4th album since 2008 just debuted on the Billboard 200 at #10 and the single “Holding On” is currently #3 on the AAA radio chart. The band, heavily influenced by Bob Dylan and originally formed by lead singer Adam Granduciel and Kurt Vile who has gone on to a solo career is heavily influenced by Bob Dylan, while the 4th song in the top 250, the epic “Thinking Of A Place” reminds me of Dire Straits.

Beyond Radio Tim's Top 150, Sept. 3 2017

There was no way that I could have predicted at the beginning of the year that the 80’s rock band Night Ranger would have 2 songs reach my top 2 in 2017. “Don’t Let Up” does what “Somehow Someway could do but in the end the latter is the stronger song. It had to settle for #2 because of the 7 week run of Josh Gracin.

Twin Wild has now had 2 #1’s and a #2 on my chart in the last year. This week’s #3 is a 9 year old song but new to me. It has that cheeky British pop rock sound that I love.

I’m thinking Demob Happy, a band that formed in the same year may have next week’s top tune, though Kensington could have a slight chance.

It’s nice to see the Arkells getting some U.S. Alternative airplay finally.

2 more Dear Hunter tunes could be in my top 10 next week though Saint Motel’s “Destroyer” has some momentum. The upper reaches of the chart are definitely due for a shake up.

Genre Charts

The typical (pop, rock, country, etc.) and atypical (heartland, rhythmic adult) as charted by our personal chart panel. See the full top 100's and the top 100 of each genre's primary voter panel side by side. The voter panel charts show you what songs in other genres the panel appreciates as well. The Top 10's

Hot Ac Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
641PINKWhat About Us
292KESHAPraying
2623TAYLOR SWIFTLook What You Made Me Do
144PORTUGAL, THE MANFeel It Still
665NOTHING BUT THIEVESSorry
246CALVIN HARRIS f/ PHARRELL WILLIAMS, KATY PERRY & BIG SEANFeels
107CHARLIE PUTHAttention
48IMAGINE DRAGONSThunder
139NIALL HORANSlow Hands
2010THE KILLERSThe Man

Monthly Pop  

LCTCArtistSong
11CALVIN HARRIS f/ PHARRELL WILLIAMS, KATY PERRY & BIG SEANFeels
92DUA LIPANew Rules
43KESHAPraying
974TAYLOR SWIFTLook What You Made Me Do
25CARLY RAE JEPSENCut To The Feeling
36CHARLIE PUTHAttention
147ZEDD & LIAM PAYNEGet Low
108LIAM PAYNE f/ QUAVOStrip That Down
439CHARLI XCXBoys
1110NIALL HORANSlow Hands

Monthly Dance  

LCTCArtistSong
11DUKE DUMONT & GORGON CITYReal Life
1522AVICII f/ SANDRO CAVAZZAWithout You
53SIGALA F/ ELLE EYRECame Here For Love
64GALANTISTrue Feeling
35MARTIN GARRIX & TROYE SIVANThere For You
1896MARTIN GARRIXPizza
77JAX JONES f/ DEMI LOVATOInstruction
108AXWELL & INGROSSOMore Than You Know
209THE CHAINSMOKERSHonest
410MNDR & SCISSOR SISTERSSwerlk

Monthly Urban  

LCTCArtistSong
11DJ KHALED f/ RIHANNA & BRYSON TILLERWild Thoughts
32FRENCH MONTANA f/ SWAE LEEUnforgettable
73KENDRICK LAMAR f/ RIHANNALoyalty
164CARDI BBodak Yellow
115KHALIDYoung Dumb & Broke
236LOGIC f/ ALESSIA CARA & KHALID1-800-273-8255
47KENDRICK LAMARDNA
68THE WEEKNDRockin'
99CHILDISH GAMBINORedbone
210KENDRICK LAMARHumble

Rock Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
11FOO FIGHTERSRun
752FOO FIGHTERSThe Sky Is A Neighborhood
23QUEENS OF THE STONE AGEThe Way You Used To Do
44NINE INCH NAILSLess Than
105GRETA VAN FLEETHighway Tune
56DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979Freeze Me
117HIGHLY SUSPECTLittle One
38ROYAL BLOODLights Out
79ROYAL BLOODI Only Lie When I Love You
11710QUEENS OF THE STONE AGEThe Evil Has Landed

Country Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
21MIRANDA LAMBERTTin Man
32MIDLANDDrinkin' Problem
43KENNY CHESNEYAll The Pretty Girls
74SARA EVANSMarquee Sign
135KANE BROWN f/ LAUREN ALAINAWhat Ifs
86LUKE COMBSWhen It Rains It Pours
117JON PARDIHeartache On The Dancefloor
108DUSTIN LYNCHSmall Town Boy
69CARLY PEARCEEvery Little Thing
510MAREN MORRISI Could Use A Love Song

Ac Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
291PINKWhat About Us
42JESSIE WAREMidnight
13SHANIA TWAINLife's About To Get Good
424STEPSNeon Blue
85KESHAPraying
NEW 6PALOMA FAITHCrybaby
67STEPSStory Of A Heart
148TLCIt's Sunny
NEW 9JESSIE WARESelfish Love
5010MIRANDA LAMBERTTin Man

Alternative Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
11NOTHING BUT THIEVESAmsterdam
32LORDEPerfect Places
113WOLF ALICEDon't Delete The Kisses
44THE KILLERSThe Man
365THE KILLERSRun For Cover
26ARCADE FIREEverything Now
107PORTUGAL, THE MANFeel It Still
58DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979Freeze Me
269MANCHESTER ORCHESTRAThe Gold
3110FOSTER THE PEOPLESit Next To Me

Aaa Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
51PORTUGAL, THE MANFeel It Still
32THE KILLERSThe Man
13ARCADE FIREEverything Now
44THE NATIONALThe System Only Dreams In Total Darkness
1815LIAM GALLAGHERFor What It's Worth
136THE XXI Dare You
1087THE WAR ON DRUGSPain
5128BECKDear Life
1019NOTHING BUT THIEVESSorry
810IMAGINE DRAGONSBeliever