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11MILEY CYRUSMidnight Sky
32THE KILLERSMy Own Soul's Warning
23TAYLOR SWIFTCardigan
64BASTILLE F/ GRAHAM COXONWhat You Gonna Do???
45DUA LIPAHallucinate
96DUA LIPALevitating
20724KGOLDN f/ IANN DIORMood
23678ROYAL BLOODTrouble's Coming
339DAVID GUETTA f/ SIALet's Love
1010CARDI B f/ MEGAN THEE STALLIONWAP
511KYLIE MINOGUESay Something
1312JOEL CORRY f/ MNEKHead & Heart
151313KYLIE MINOGUEMagic
1914LONDON GRAMMARBaby It's You
715TAYLOR SWIFT f/ BON IVERExile
1416BTSDynamite
1617TAYLOR SWIFTBetty
8218SAM SMITHDiamonds
1819DEFTONESOhms
3720STEPSWhat The Future Holds
2221CALVIN HARRIS f/ THE WEEKNDOver Now
822HARRY STYLESWatermelon Sugar
5223SMASHING PUMPKINSCyr
7124OF MONSTERS AND MENVisitor
4325PHOEBE BRIDGERSKyoto
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Oct 26
Another look at the Year 2000

Learn more about an era of music and the connections behind the songs. Interwoven with personal anecdotes, commentary and artist history. A unique way to tap into music nostalgia and discovery.

   

See my October 7, 2000 chart here

 

My Personal Chart Blog, October 7, 2000

Part 2, A Big Era for Christian Music, Many Roads lead to DC Talk.

SOLOMON’S WISH/Grand Scheme (2)

The playlist on the left features the songs discussed in this section, the one on the right features all the songs on the chart for this week as well.

 

**Bolded songs were on my top 150 this week in 2000 & the number in parentheses is its position on the chart.

I could not find much information about Solomon’s Wish on the internet. They were a trio and only had one album. At the time, this acoustic guitar-based song was my #1 song of the year. Much of that status has to be because of the harmonies and the grandeur of the song as it builds. Besides, I must have been a pretty spiritual state of mind at the time. They were in the same lane as Jars of Clay and this song especially reminds me of Toad The Wet Sprocket and the song “Something’s Always Wrong”. In total, I charted 5 songs from the album “A Wise Man’s Tragedy”. “Learning To Fly” (25) was the only other to make my top 10, peaking at #3. Their music is not available on Spotify. There also seems to be one or two bands with the same name. Both indie rock, one from the mid-’90s and another in the last few years.

‘Fly’ has a similar style to a number of songs from the Australian band Taxiride (not a Christian band) that had a string of hits in the land down under between 1999 and 2005. One of those, “Get Set” reached the Alternative top 40 in the States and was featured in the movie “Election” with Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick. I charted 8 songs from their debut album “Imaginate” and 17 songs in total. 10 of those reached my top 10 including 3 #1’s with the 2002 song “How I Got This Way” becoming my #1 song of 2003. This song has one of my favorite choruses of all-time. There is an acoustic version of this song on Spotify that is good, but it doesn’t have the intensity of the original. Like Solomon’s Wish, there was extensive use of vocal harmony by this band. On this week’s chart was “Let Me Die Young” (101), a song about joining the one you lost too soon. “72 Hour Daze” is another lamenting ballad that reached #6 on my chart earlier in the year and was my #30 of the year. In ’99 “Get Set” and “Everywhere You Go” with its late ‘70s vibe both reached my top 10.

Christian music was much more prominent on my personal chart between the mid-’90s and about 2010. The catalyst for that was most likely DC Talk, a trio from Lynchburg, Virginia. Their early music was much more Hip-Hop oriented than their music towards the end of the ‘90s. Early songs like “Spinnin’ Round” and “Heavenbound” owe a lot to the Beastie Boys and Run DMC who both incorporate Rock into their brand of Hip-Hop. I will say this early music, to me, was relatively amateurish. Their second album in 1990 added a dose of New Jack Swing to the mix. “Nu Thang” brought them into the Christian top 5 for the first time. In 1992 with their third album “Free At Last” they started to settle into their status as a major Christian force. The album featured covers of “Jesus Is Just Alright” made most famous by the Doobie Brothers in 1972 and Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me”. The album went on to win Best Rock/Gospel Album of the year at the Grammys. ‘Jesus’ helped bring them into mainstream consciousness. They were among only a handful of Christian artists to appear on late-night TV, performing this song on “The Tonight Show” in November 1993. The song contains samples from Madonna’s “Vogue” and Snap’s “The Power” but I also hear elements of Crystal Water’s “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)”. It wasn’t until their next album that I really became fully aware of them.

The album “Jesus Freak” released in November 1995 helped to propel them as the biggest Christian Rock band of the ‘90s. In 1997 they placed 6 songs from the iconic album “Jesus Freak” in my top 50 of the year. The title track was a brilliant mix of Rock and Rap yet so much of the album settled into a polished and melodic Pop-Rock lane. This helped them to attain Pop airplay with “Just Between You And Me” their only crossover hit, reaching #15 Pop. The album also includes a cover of the “Day By Day” from Godspell. The song “Mind’s Eye” was my #3 song of 1997 and one of 17 songs of theirs that went to #1 on the Christian chart.

In listening to snippets from the album one of the tracks is a 1:18 reprise of “Jesus Freak”, done in a tongue in cheek off-key lounge style. What is particularly funny about this is that yesterday at a friend’s house we ended up getting sucked into a documentary about Florence Foster Jenkins by accident. She is notable as “the world’s worst opera singer”. Meryl Streep portrayed her in the movie named after her in 2016. Just another perfectly timed coincidence in my life of coincidences. Just listen to “The Magic Flute: Queen Of The Night Aria” to experience her sheer delightful awfulness. In total DC Talk had 7 #1’s on my personal chart, the last was “Wanna Be Loved” in 1999.

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Trouble's Coming to Trending 100, Post-Grunge is the Talk of 2000, and New Alternative Sub-Genre Charts

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October 2020

POS/ARTIST/SONG/POS ON BR250/POINTS

1              ROYAL BLOOD   Trouble's Coming             8              2851.6

Whoever thought Royal Blood would add a dance edge to their bluesy rock music? Well here it is, and it is quite groovy. They were trying to achieve a Daft Punk meets rock vibe and I think they found it. By blasting onto the BR250 this week at #8 it seems likely that they will surpass the #6 peak of 2017’s “Lights Out”.

2              KYLIE MINOGUE               Magic    13           2495.85

The other out of the box BR250 splash (#13 debut) comes from Queen Kylie.  The second single from the upcoming “Disco” album would keep me on the dance floor after the Royal Blood song. It has a wonderfully happy groove. This has been a great year for dance-pop. This week Dua Lipa tops my personal chart with “Hallucinate”, the first in that genre in a long time.

3              SHAWN MENDES              Wonder               71           1198.15

This new single has a grand Sam Smith-ian chorus and is quite introspective from a lyrical standpoint. It’s already top 20 Pop in the States and top 10 in the UK. For some reason, his voice has always somewhat irked me. He has only made my top 100 once.

4              AC/DC   Shot In The Dark               78           1144.15

It has been 5 years since AC/DC’s last release and Rock radio was clamoring for it. It debuted at #5 on that chart last week. Funny, in an interview with Mike Kerr of Royal Blood, he talked about AC/DC and their connecting of rock and dance music. The band’s 17th album “Power Up” will be released in November. This song also marks the return of vocalist Brian Johnson.

5              SAM SMITH        Diamonds            18           2238.65

Oh look, Sam Smith right here. He’s also right behind Mendes on the Mediabase Pop airplay chart right now. I’ve always been hot and cold with Smith but on this dance track I’m liking what I hear. This has already surpassed the BR250 peak of his 3 other singles over the last year. His third album “Love Goes” is scheduled for release at the end of the month.

6              DAVID GUETTA f/ SIA      Let's Love            9              2822.65

This duo has teamed up on numerous tracks over the years including the smash “Titanium”. I hear shades of A-Ha’s “Take On Me” but I don’t see a songwriting credit. The song is currently top 10 in the UK and top 15 in Australia.

7              LADY GAGA        911         29           1860.2

The frenetic techno pulse of the third single from Chromatica fits the theme of the song quite well. I have a different take on the song now that I understand it. The song talks about her relationship with taking an antipsychotic drug, thus the lyric “pop a 911”.

8              TRAVIS SCOTT f/ YOUNG THUG & M.I.A. Franchise             102         958.15

Scott made Billboard history with this song, it being his third to debut atop the Hot 100 in less than one year. It made it with one week to go. “Highest In The Room debuted at #1 on Oct. 19, 2019 and this on Oct. 10, 2020. In-between the song “The Scotts” with Kid Cudi was the third.

9              JUSTIN BIEBER f/ CHANCE THE RAPPER   Holy       57           1348.35

The gospel influenced track actually features gospel artist Kirk Franklin in the choir at the end of the song. It is an across the globe hit, already top 5 on the Hot 100, Australia and in the UK plus top 15 across Europe.

10           BASTILLE              Survivin'               100         968

This UK band does not typically get a song on Pop radio in the States out of the box but it is already charting at Pop, Hot AC, AAA and Alternative. The thing that makes this song unique is the saxophone line that almost seems out of place.

11           OF MONSTERS AND MEN              Visitor   24           2111.35

This Icelandic band has had an impressive run on Alternative radio over the last decade, landing 10 songs on that chart. This driving electro-pop song becomes their first top reach the top 25 on the BR250. In 2019 “Alligator” peaked at #36 and “Wars” topped out at #32.

12           BLACKPINK         Lovesick Girls     122         829.1

This single co-written by David Guetta is the fourth to make the BR250. 2 of those are still on the chart, “Ice Cream” at #44 and “How Like That” #147 after a #20 peak.

 

Learn more about an era of music and the connections behind the songs. Interwoven with personal anecdotes, commentary and artist history. A unique way to tap into music nostalgia and discovery.

My Personal Chart, October 7, 2000

See my October 7, 2000 chart here

 

The playlist on the left features the songs discusssed in this section, the one on the right features all the songs on the chart for this week as well.

My Personal Chart Blog, October 7, 2000

Part 1, The Mainstream Side of Post-Grunge, Iconic Songs, Music Party Impact, and the Future Wives Club.

Leaving Town/Dexter Freebish (1)

 

“Leaving Town” ranks as one of my all-time favorite songs. Back in 2001 was the last time I put together my all-time list and at that time it ranked at #220, in a similar zone to songs I have talked about in my blog posts this year (“Breakdown Dead Ahead” by Boz Scaggs, Elton John’s “Sartorial Eloquence” and the Jeff Healey Band version of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”). I feel that when I re-do this list, which I should do for my 60th birthday coming up next July, this song will move upwards, possibly into the top 100 or higher. The Austin, Texas band has a connection to the Beatles in that they won Song of the Year in the 1999 John Lennon Songwriting Contest with this song. That contest was established in 1997 by Yoko Ono and gives awards in 12 different categories plus the Song of the Year grand prize. Sadly, it is the only song by the band that charted, reaching #30 Pop, #25 Alternative, and #15 AAA. It missed the Hot 100, placing at #111 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under chart. It was a favorite among my circle of friends and was #24 at the 2001 music party that I host each summer. The second series of my podcast “Beyond Radio Presents” chronicles the #1 songs from the parties that started in 1984 and that will have a virtual version later this fall.

Over the course of 3 albums, they scored 15 placements on my personal chart (plus at least 5 others that should have charted) with 7 of those making my top 5 including 2 #1’s (“Wonderland” was the other). Their debut album “A Life Of Saturdays” is definitely among my favorite albums of all-time, which is why I’m perplexed that 4 of the songs from that never charted (though 5 did) and 2 of those that didn’t (“Spotlight” and “Deeper”), would easily make the top 10 if I re-did those charts now. The band was named after a roller coaster at Astroworld in Houston, Texas that closed in 2005. The coaster was originally called “Dexter Frebish’s Electric Roller Ride”, opening in 1972. Its name was changed to Excalibur and they closed that coaster in 1998. I only late last year discovered the band’s 2010 third album “Shine On” with the song “Save The Last Dance” reaching #7 on my chart in February.

Though only a one-hit-wonder (and moderate at that), Dexter Freebish fits into the mold of the mammoth Pop-Rockers of the time, Matchbox 20. The Orlando group led by Rob Thomas first hit the airwaves 4 years earlier with “Long Day”, a #8 Rock song that was their first #1 on my chart. It was a melodic slice of Post-Grunge but slightly harder than what would follow and establish the band. The next single “Push” was the breakthrough, taking them to #1 on the Alternative chart and #3 Pop. The album “Yourself Or Someone Like You” proved to be a hit-making machine and eventually sold over 12 million copies. By the time the 2nd album “Mad Season” came out, Thomas had become a household name due to his turn as the vocalist on the #1 song of 1999, Santana’s “Smooth”. That song is ranked by Billboard as the #2 song of all-time, behind Chubby Checker’s “The Twist”.

The lead single from “Mad Season” was the fabulously insinuating “Bent” which was another multi-format smash that topped the Hot 100 in July and my personal chart the week of my birthday at the end of the month. It was the #5 song at the 2001 party, and it will always be connected to my friend and business partner at the time, Keino from South Africa. He came to the States for the party and if I recall correctly it was his favorite song at the time. The opening instrumental line of the song is definitely part of what makes the song great, a moody lick that is repeated later and contrasts the gentleness of the verses. Thomas has said this was the first love song he had ever written, though not necessarily tender and sweet.

“If You’re Gone”, the second single (and I guess his second love song), was released to radio the first week of October. It debuted on my chart the following week but somehow only managed to hit #72 on my chart 2 weeks later. The horn line, most prevalent in the bridge and towards the end, so totally reminds me of the early ‘70s and specifically the Partridge Family. Maybe the top 5 Pop hit was too bland for me in that moment. At the time the song had the distinction of taking the longest to reach #1 on the AC chart, 42 weeks. The Rock-oriented “Crutch” debuted on my chart the same week and reached #5, albeit 7 months later, so it was a long slow burn. In all 11 of the 13 songs from this album charted for me with the title track also going to #1. More to that story when I circle back to early 2001 next March.

Another song that fits into the Matchbox playbook is an obscure song from the California band Neve. Their #30 Alternative and #25 Hot AC song from 1999 “It’s Over Now” spent 4 weeks at #1 on my chart in mid-99 and was my #2 song of the year. For some reason that escapes me now, it re-appeared on my chart in June 2000 and spent another 6 weeks in my top 15. It was unusual for a song to chart twice for me in those days but typically it was if I knew the song better and thus it performed better in its second appearance. This was not the case with this one. This band came and went quickly and were also compared to the New York band Nine Days. They are an almost one-hit-wonder. Their song “Absolutely (Story of A Girl)” was a true Pop hit, spending 2 weeks at #1. The autobiographical song was written about the lead singer’s future wife (Matchbox 20’s “If You’re Gone” was also written for Rob Thomas’ future wife). They were able to reach the Pop top 40 a second time with “If I Am” (124), peaking at #25. 4 of the 9 songs that I charted from the band between 2000-2003 made my top 20, better than “Absolutely” which peaked at #25. The third single “257 Weeks” (16) was a piano rocker while the break-up song “Bitter” went to #1 on my chart for 2 weeks in the summer of 2001. The follow-up album was mired in release delays by their label because they said there wasn’t a single (“Good Friend” and “Marvelous” both made my top 15 so I disagree) and they were eventually dropped.

Fellow New Yorkers Splender had a remarkably similar life on my personal chart. They also scored a #1 on my chart with the Pop top 20 ballad “I Think God Can Explain” for 2 weeks in June 2000. Before that, they peaked at #15 with “Yeah Whatever”, a top 25 Alternative song in 1999. ‘God’ placed at #21 for the 1991 music party. In total, they also placed 9 songs on my chart, 6 of those reaching my top 25. They also had 2 songs on this week’s chart, “Spaceboy” (70) and “Monotone” (115). Like Nine Days, their follow-up album went nowhere. Both bands also appear on the album “Music From Dawson’s Creek, Vol 2”.

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Beyond Radio Alternative Sub-Genre Charts--October 15, 2020

Each of these charts (top 100’s) now have their own page found on the Monthly Genre Charts Menu

 

Alt Pop/Electro

1          1          BASTILLE F/ GRAHAM COXON      What You Gonna Do???

6          2          24KGOLDN f/ IANN DIOR    Mood

8          3          LONDON GRAMMAR            Baby It's You

20        4          SMASHING PUMPKINS        Cyr

135     5          OF MONSTERS AND MEN   Visitor

10        6          I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME       Leave Me Alone

2          7          BEABADOOBEE         Care

3          8          BILLIE EILISH           My Future

7          9          EVERYTHING EVERYTHING           Violent Sun

50        10        NEW ORDER  Be A Rebel

 

Retro Soul (R&B, Soul Pop, Jazz Pop, Disco, Throwback Hip Hop)

new     1          KYLIE MINOGUE      Say Something

new     2          KYLIE MINOGUE      Magic

new     3          LONDON GRAMMAR            Baby It's You

new     4          CALVIN HARRIS f/ THE WEEKND  Over Now

1          5          JESSIE WARE           What's Your Pleasure?

22        6          ARLO PARKS             Hurt

3          7          MARIAH CAREY f/ LAURYN HILL  Save The Day

new     8          SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR       Crying At The Discotheque

2          9          JESSIE WARE           Save A Kiss

85        10        JANELLE MONAE     Turntables

 

Adult Leaning Alternative

2          1          THE KILLERS            My Own Soul's Warning

1          2          BASTILLE F/ GRAHAM COXON      What You Gonna Do???

4          3          LONDON GRAMMAR            Baby It's You

8          4          PHOEBE BRIDGERS Kyoto

36        5          NEW ORDER  Be A Rebel

11        6          TAME IMPALA           Is It True

7          7          CHRIS CORNELL      Patience

9          8          SAINT MOTEL           Preach

14        9          SUFJAN STEVENS    Video Game

6          10        FUTURE ISLANDS    For Sure

 

Alternative Hip Hop

1          1          DISCLOSURE f/ AMINE & SLOWTHAI       My High

6          2          CLIPPING       Say The Name

2          3          TERRACE MARTIN & DENZEL CURRY     Pig Feet

new     4          SLOWTHAI f/ JAMES BLAKE & MOUNT KIMBIE            Feel Away

24        5          RUN THE JEWELS    Out Of Sight

5          6          YVES TUMOR            Gospel For A New Century

new     7          THE AVALANCHES   Take Care Of Your Dreaming

new     8          THE AVALANCHES   Music Make Me High

4          9          THE AVALANCHES   Wherever You Go

3          10        RUN THE JEWELS f/ PHARRELL WILLIAMS & ZACK DE LA ROCHA  Ju$t

 

Alt Rock

1          1          BASTILLE F/ GRAHAM COXON      What You Gonna Do???

new     2          ROYAL BLOOD         Trouble's Coming

new     3          DEFTONES     Ohms

15        4          SMASHING PUMPKINS        Cyr

79        5          OF MONSTERS AND MEN   Visitor

6          6          I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME       Leave Me Alone

2          7          BEABADOOBEE         Care

new     8          SEETHER        Dangerous

4          9          CHRIS CORNELL      Patience

44        10        BEABADOOBEE         Worth It

 

Underground

5          1          IDLES  Model Village

23        2          CLIPPING       Say The Name

2          3          SUFJAN STEVENS    My Rajneesh

8          4          BON IVER      AUATC

1          5          FONTAINES DC        Televised Mind

160     6          SOFT SET      7 On Up

new     7          SLOWTHAI f/ JAMES BLAKE & MOUNT KIMBIE            Feel Away

new     8          RUN THE JEWELS    Out Of Sight

44        9          LAVENDER BLUSH  I'm In Love

7          10        FONTAINES DC        A Hero's Death

 

Roots AAA (Roots Rock, Americana, Folk, Heritage Pop)

1          1          TAYLOR SWIFT f/ BON IVER          Exile

2          2          TAYLOR SWIFT         Betty

7          3          THE GO-GO'S            Club Zero

3          4          THE CHICKS Sleep At Night

4          5          ALANIS MORISETTE            Ablaze

5          6          SEMISONIC    You're Not Alone

50        7          BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN         Letter To You

9          8          SEMISONIC    All It Would Take

11        9          ORVILLE PECK & SHANIA TWAIN            Legends Never Die

6          10        JAMES BAY   Chew On My Heart 

Oct 9
My Personal Chart, Oct. 7, 2000 and the latest Podcast Episode

See my October 2000 chart here

Blog posts for the chart will be coming in a few days

   

Beyond Radio Presents - Castlist 006 - Ep 4

From '90s Alt to Country Crossover

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I teased Jeff and the audience at the end of the last episode by ending before he was aware of the transition from the Editors "Hallelujah" to the Eels.

Once we establish that we delve a bit into that band's music, sampling, and Beck. This segues nicely to the next artist, who exemplify how Alternative music has changed from the '90s 'til now.

From there we deep dive into Country (Jeff's not so favorite place) and talk about that genre's connection to Pop music over the years. Jeff needs to make a point about the effects of Twang on him and how it relates to a spoken vocal style as well.

In the end, I allude to the theme of the next podcast which also includes some Country music and will feature a great backstory, one of my favorite stories connected to the podcast.

Oct 5
My Personal Chart Blog, September 8, 1990 Part 3, Start Your Cars, Vaughn Marx the Path From Blues to Country

Learn more about an era of music and the connections behind the songs. Interwoven with personal anecdotes, commentary and artist history. A unique way to tap into music nostalgia and discovery.

My Personal Chart, September 8, 1990

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The companion Spotify playlist has all the songs discussed in the blog.

Number in Parentheses after bolded and underlined songs are the chart position on my personal chart that week.

Just Came Back/Colin James (5)

This song had just come off a 4-week run at the top of my personal chart in July and August and spending its 9th week in my top 10. The song starts like a campfire song recorded in a bygone era and then transforms into a blistering Blues-Rocker smoothed out by a killer melody, horns, and female background vocals. The production of the time added a simmering synth backdrop and all these elements have put this song in a grand place in my personal chart history. At the time it was my #4 song of the year but now it stands as my favorite song of 1990, surpassing the original #1 “Heart Of The Matter” by Don Henley, #2 “Policy of Truth” by Depeche Mode, and #3 by Winger ?! “Can’t Get Enuff” (8). That one also had an underlying keyboard groove that elevated it above other hair metal of the time.

Saskatchewan native Colin James is an acclaimed blues guitarist who was discovered by Stevie Ray Vaughn and has had 16 albums and 17 charted singles since 1988. With this song, which went to #5 in Canada, he won the Juno Award for Song of the Year in 1991 as well as Male Vocalist of the Year. “Voodoo Thing” was his 1st hit in 1988 and he returned the Canadian top 10 in 1995 with “Saviour”. In 1991 he played guitar on the Richard Marx song “Thunder and Lightning”, the B-side of his hit “Hazard”.

On his follow-up album In 1993, “Colin James and the Little Big Bad”, he dabbled in Jump Blues long before the Swing revival of the late ‘90s made it popular. He would do 4 albums in that style over the years. He also often collaborated with members of the Canadian band Odds who had a few Alternative hits in the mid-90s; “Someone Who’s Cool” (hitting #6 on Adult Alternative in 1997), “Heterosexual Man” and “Eat My Brain”. That last song was featured in the 1996 movie “Brain Candy” from Canadian comedy troupe Kids In The Hall who had a successful TV show from 1988-1995.

Stevie Ray Vaughn was also instrumental in bringing Blues guitarist Jeff Healey to recognition. Healey had a rare cancer and went blind at the age of 1.  At 3 he started playing guitar and uniquely played it flat on his lap. In 1989 he scored a major hit with the Blues ballad “Angel Eyes”. The song co-written by famed artist John Hiatt hit #5 on the Hot 100. In the summer of ’89 “Angel Eyes” and Stevie Ray Vaughn’s own “Crossfire” were both moving up my chart. The week of Sept. 30 ‘Eyes’ peaked at #5 and “Crossfire” and #22.

In 1990 The Jeff Healey Band won Entertainer of the Year at the Juno Awards. Their 1990 album “Hell To Pay” produced 2 Rock top 10 songs; the #5 “I Think I Love You too Much” written by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits and the Beatles cover “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (14). This version went to #1 on my chart and #7 on the Rock chart. On this track they got an assist from the song’s writer George Harrison and ELO’s Jeff Lynne. In 2007 Healey died at the age of 41 from complications from sarcoma.

 

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Oct 1
September Charts and a New Podcast Episode

For September 30, the top 25 is relatively quiet. Miley extended her lead over Taylor, now over 2000 points. The Killers make a nice move, 7-3, but probably will stall there though right now there are no clear fast movers. Dua Lipa joins herself in the top 10 but neither have the juice needed to challenge the top 3. I’m enjoying her new song “Love Is Religion” from “Club Future Nostalgia”. “Dynamite”, up 21-14 is the only song that saw a substantial increase in charts over the last BR250 in the top 15.

There are 4 new titles in the top 25, led by London Grammar’s “Baby It’s You” (30-19) and followed by 24kgoldn’s “Mood” (27-20), “Over You” from Calvin Harris and the Weeknd (39-22) puls Everything Everything’s “Violent Sun” (28-25), their 1st appearance in the top 25 this year after 3 other songs placing on the BR250.

Just outside the top 25, 2 songs make substantial moves from outside the top 200. The 1st New Order song singe 2015, “Be A Rebel” got 16 adds and leaps 267-28 while the David Guetta/Sia collab ‘Let’s Love” added 17 charts moving it 245-33. The songs with the most adds, and highest out of the box debut belongs to Sam Smith and “Diamonds” (#82).

Here are the #1’s on September’s Genre and Untapped Charts

AAA-TAYLOR SWIFT f/ BON IVER Exile

AC-KYGO & TINA TURNER             What's Love Got To Do With It

ALT-THE KILLERS               My Own Soul's Warning

CHRISTIAN-JENNA PARR Those Eyes

COUNTRY-TAYLOR SWIFT             Betty

DANCE-DUA LIPA             Levitating

HIP HOP-CARDI B f/ MEGAN THEE STALLION        WAP

HOTAC-TAYLOR SWIFT   Cardigan

ROCK-DEFTONES Ohms

UNTAPED HIP HOP-JANELLE MONAE       Turntables

UNTAPPED AAA-CELESTE              Little Runaway

UNTAPPED AC-JESSIE WARE        Remember Where You Are

UNTAPPED ALT-STAND ATLANTIC             Blurry

UNTAPPED CTY-SPENCER CRANDALL       Say In This

UNTAPPED HOT -VIZE f/ TOM GREGORY Never Let Me Down

UNTAPPED POP-TROYE SIVAN    In A Dream

UNTAPPED ROCK-NICKELBACK   The Devil Went Down To Georgia

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This episode makes connections between '80s Goth and Dark Wave and more recent songs in those styles. It starts on a completely different path at first. Jeff wants to play me a song by a local Maine artist that I find was part of 2 groups I know. This leads to another Struts conversation and 2 collaboration songs.

Once the actual theme starts a few different concert experiences come into play, the lack of baritone and bass vocals in popular music, and a lot of talk about songs that build. This seems to be a comfort zone for Jeff, who offers some interesting connections which leads to one that only I became aware of during editing. This process is always so much fun.

We end on a highlight for Jeff that will lead to the next episode.

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Beyond Radio Tim’s Top 150, September 20

  1              1              THE LICKERISH QUARTET               Lighthouse Spaceship 1(3)        6
It took no time for this Jellyfish reunion of sorts to top my chart. It’s like they never went away. Jellyfish was a favorite in the early ‘90s which can read about on my 1990 chart blog.
2              2              SHINEDOWN      Atlas Falls            1(3)        16
A classic Shinedown ballad and that is a great thing. This is the ninth time they have hit #1 on my chart. The last time they reached #1 was in 2016 with “How Did You Love”.
3              3              ERIC CHURCH     Stick That In Your Country Song 1(2)        12
The adventurous country rocker offers biting commentary on his fourth trip to the summit. I am just about to chart his first single from 2006 “How ‘Bout You”. He didn’t start impacting my chart until 2011.
5              4              BRING ME THE HORIZON              Parasite Eve        4              9
So many threads to this song, this Brit band likes to change up the lanes. The African chanting at the start hooked me in and helped to mark their first top 10 here. It went top 20 Rock in the States and #1 Rock in the UK.
4              5              REAMONN          Promise (You And Me)   3              14
I recently discovered this 2006 song from the German band, making it their third top 5 for me. It has been 9 years since they were last on my chart. I did chart their first single “Supergirl” back in 2000.
8              6              DOVES  Prisoners             6              10
“The Universal Want”, their first album since 2009 just hit #1 on the UK album chart. The last time they made my top 10 my in 2002 with “Caught By The River”. “Carousels” moves up to #27 this week as well.
7              7              SAINT MOTEL     Preach  7              11
The L.A. band now has 6 top 10’s and a #1 (“Destroyer”) here. The EP “The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Pt. 2” was released on Sept. 18
12           8              DUA LIPA             Hallucinate          8              9
This makes 3 top 10’s this year and another that spent 11 weeks in my top 25 for the British songstress. The best dance-pop album in a long while.
6              9              BOSTON MANOR             Plasticine Dreams            4              19
This UK band had a couple of songs in 2018 that couldn’t reach my top 150 at the time. Now they have had 2 top 10’s with “Ratking” just dropping to #13.
13           10           DMA'S  Criminals              10           6
These Aussie’s hit #8 on my chart in 2018 with “Do I Need You Now”. It looks like they could go top 5 with this one.
10           11           THE SNUTS         Elephants            10           11
There is an infectious groove to this one from the UK newcomers. They recently released a cover of “Summer In The City”.
14           12           TYRONE WELLS  Time Of Our Lives             12           14
Re-explored Spokane singer-songwriter Wells when I was working on the 2010 blog entries. He went to my top 2 with “More” and “Sink Or Swim” in 2009/10. This heart felt ballad is from his 2010 album “Metal And Wood”.
9              13           BOSTON MANOR             Ratking 6              12
15           14           NOTHING BUT THIEVES  Real Love Song  14           12
22           15           BASTILLE F/ GRAHAM COXON    What You Gonna Do??? 15           6
11           16           HANSON              In The City           1(4)        22
32           17           THE VAMPS        Married In Vegas              17           5
18           18           TRAVIS A Ghost 18           12
21           19           ALIEN ANT FARM             Everything She Wants    19           10
25           20           JOHNNY HATES JAZZ       Spirit Of Love     20           10
28           21           CREEPER              Be My End           21           10
30           22           THE KILLERS        My Own Soul's Warning 22           13
31           23           SEMISONIC         You're Not Alone              23           9
24           24           ERASURE             Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling)                 24           11
26           25           MENUDO            Lost        25           11
16           26           BROTHERS OSBORNE      All Night               4              15
35           27           DOVES  Carousels            27           8
36           28           KEITH URBAN    Superman           28           5
17           29           SPITFIRES            Tear This Place Right Down!        17           18
38           30           I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME          Leave Me Alone 30           5
43           31           CALLUM BEATTIE              Salamander Street           31           5
19           32           MARTHAGUNN We Don't Need Each Other          19           18
39           33           HEARTRACER     Darling  33           11
29           34           THE GLORIOUS SONS     Spirit To Break   29           20
20           35           THE SIDE DEAL   Ghosts  1              21
79           36           STRUTS f/ROBBIE WILLIAMS        Strange Days      36           2
41           37           EVERY AVENUE Tell Me I'm A Wreck        37           12
48           38           RAYE      Natalie Don't      38           4
50           39           SCOTT STAPP     Face Of The Sun 39           5
27           40           THE JACKS           Threw It All Away             25           17
34           41           DIAMANTE         Ghost Myself     28           11
47           42           DAOI FREYR        Think About Things          42           9
52           43           SHRED KELLY      Underground    43           4
57           44           ESKIMO JOE        Say Something  44           4
51           45           TOM FULLER      Waterfall             45           7
45           46           FAKE SHARK       L-ectric Touch    42           7
40           47           THE LICKERISH QUARTET               Fadoodle             40           5
46           48           THE 5:55               Slow Down         46           10
23           49           ADELITAS WAY  Habit     9              23
58           50           COLD WAR KIDS You Already Know           50           8
42           51           CHAZ CARDIGAN              Not OK! 40           14
55           52           NEEDTOBREATHE             You Are Here     52           11
61           53           MISTERWIVES   Rock Bottom      53           9
54           54           ONE DESIRE        After You're Gone            53           14
44           55           WEEZER                Hero      33           19
67           56           DELTA GOODREM            Paralyzed            56           6
68           57           STRUTS Another Hit Of Showmanship     57           3
59           58           THE PRETTY RECKLESS    Death By Rock And Roll  58           7
33           59           ALL TIME LOW   Wake Up, Sunshine         6              20
62           60           HARRY STYLES    Sunflower Vol. 6               60           14
63           61           CAIN      Rise Up (Lazarus)              61           10
66           62           DARYL BRAITHWAITE      Love Songs          62           12
84           63           SEMISONIC         All It Would Take              63           3
72           64           IMPERIAL DRAG Zodiac Sign          64           4
69           65           SEABIRD               Love Will Be Enough       65           8
37           66           HARRY STYLES    Watermelon Sugar          9              26
73           67           FRANCESCO YATES          Bad Decisions    67           9
60           68           MAGIC GANG    Take Back The Track        27           18
74           69           BLACK PUMAS   Fire        69           14
78           70           ELECTRIC ENEMY              Do What You Want          70           3
81           71           SIXX AM               Maybe It's Time 71           4
90           72           LOLA LENNOX    Back At Wrong  72           4
49           73           CAITLYN SMITH Fly Away              11           23
77           74           BROTHER LEO    Hallelujah            74           6
65           75           TOTO     Fearful Heart      65           15
56           76           BEN HAZLEWOOD            Collateral             21           16
97           77           WEEZER                Beginning Of The End     77           2
85           78           JAKE BUGG         Rabbit Hole         78           10
64           79           MERCYME           Hurry Up And Wait          49           15
108         80           BLOXX   Off My Mind      80           3
87           81           FOXES   Love Not Loving You       81           9
88           82           HANDS LIKE HOUSES       Headrush            82           9
91           83           JAMES BAY          Chew On My Heart          83           6
106         84           EVANESCENCE  The Game Is Over            84           5
53           85           POETS OF THE FALL         Moments Before The Storm        12           22
107         86           COREY TAYLOR  Black Eyes Blue 86           3
76           87           THE TREWS         God Speed Rebel             52           12
130         88           ROGER MANNING JR.     The Quickening 88           2
70           89           THE LUKA STATE               Feel It    12           15
116         90           KEITH URBAN    Tumbleweed     90           2
120         91           ALFIE TEMPLEMAN         Obvious Guy      91           2
93           92           THE 5:55               Paint It Gold       62           11
101         93           LOW CUT CONNIE            Private Lives       93           6
94           94           GERARD WAY f/ JUDITH HILL       Here Comes The End       94           8
96           95           LADY A f/ LITTLE BIG TOWN         The Thing That Wrecks You          95           6
99           96           ALANIS MORISETTE         Smiling  96           14
109         97           THE NIGHT GAME            Magic Trick          97           8
80           98           KIM PETRAS        Malibu  55           12
104         99           MILEY CYRUS     Midnight Sky      99           3
71           100         THE MAKEMAKES            Million Euro Smile            18           19
100         101         GLEN CAMPBELL               Times Like These              100         11
103         102         KYLIE MINOGUE               Say Something  101         7
110         103         KIESZA  Crave    103         8
111         104         ROOSEVELT        Echoes  104         3
126         105         THE LICKERISH QUARTET               There Is A Magic Number             105         2
132         106         DECLAN WELSH & THE DECADENT WEST Ghosted              106         2
113         107         FM         Broken 108         4
118         108         BETCHA July.       108         5
115         109         JP COOPER          Little Bit Of Love               109         4
new       110         ROYAL REPUBLIC              Superlove           110         1
75           111         ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES Call Me 15           16
92           112         ELISA     Soul       68           16
83           113         SAINT MOTEL     A Good Song Never Dies               6              23
112         114         KEITH URBAN    Same Heart         106         7
131         115         TAYLOR SWIFT f/ BON IVER          Exile       115         2
122         116         MARCUS KING  One Day She's Here         116         5
139         117         ZELLA DAY           My Game            117         2
89           118         GORD BAMFORD              Just Let Go          8              19
95           119         DIVE IN Give Me A Reason           91           9
141         120         DAUGHTRY         World On Fire    120         2
142         121         THE LICKERISH QUARTET               Bluebird's Blues 121         2
82           122         INHALER              Falling In              65           8
125         123         CHARLIE PUTH   Girlfriend             123         5
145         124         MINI MANSIONS              Living In The Future        124         3
86           125         OK GO  I Won't Let You Down    30           15
128         126         INGRID ANDRESS             Waste Of Lime   126         4
148         127         CAMELPHAT       Hypercolour       127         3
129         128         DEMI LOVATO f/ TRAVIS BARKER               I Love Me            120         6
98           129         HEDLEY Cha-Ching           35           13
new       130         NEW ORDER       Be A Rebel          130         1
new       131         KATY PERRY        Champagne Problems    131         1
102         132         OLD DOMINION Never Be Sorry  36           12
147         133         KERO KERO BONITO        It's Bugsnax!      133         2
133         134         PRYOR & LEE      Y'allsome             133         5
138         135         MUTE CHOIR      Basement           135         7
new       136         BEABADOOBEE Care       136         1
136         137         ARIANA GRANDE & JUSTIN BIEBER            Stuck With U      136         3
137         138         BLANKS Silly People         110         10
149         139         JESSIE WARE       Save A Kiss          139         3
new       140         THE JADED HEARTS CLUB              Reach Out I'll Be There  140         1
135         141         THE JAYHAWKS Dogtown Days   129         5
123         142         COCO & THE BUTTERFIELDS         Feel       118         13
124         143         NOVASTAR         Word's Out         83           16
114         144         ASYLUMS            A Perfect Life In A Perfect World                74           16
146         145         COBRA STARSHIP             Pete Wentz Is The Only Reason We're Famous    145         5
new       146         BADFLOWER      30           144         3
new       147         ROOSEVELT        Sign        147         1
new       148         PURPLE DISCO MACHINE              In My Arms         148         1
new       149         THE KILLERS f/ KD LANG Lightning Fields 149         1
140         150         WINNETKA BOWLING LEAGUE   Kangaroo             140         4
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Hot Ac Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
11TAYLOR SWIFTCardigan
72MILEY CYRUSMidnight Sky
43KATY PERRYSmile
254BIFFY CLYROSpace
85ALANIS MORISETTEAblaze
26HARRY STYLESWatermelon Sugar
NEW 7BTSDynamite
38LADY GAGA & ARIANA GRANDERain On Me
NEW 9CALVIN HARRIS f/ THE WEEKNDOver Now
510JAMES BAYChew On My Heart

Monthly Pop  

LCTCArtistSong
71MILEY CYRUSMidnight Sky
12DUA LIPAHallucinate
23KYLIE MINOGUESay Something
174DUA LIPALevitating
55TAYLOR SWIFTCardigan
46LADY GAGA & ARIANA GRANDERain On Me
37HARRY STYLESWatermelon Sugar
768BTSDynamite
69JOEL CORRY f/ MNEKHead & Heart
810RAYENatalie Don't

Monthly Dance  

LCTCArtistSong
251DUA LIPALevitating
12DUA LIPAHallucinate
33KYLIE MINOGUESay Something
154SG LEWIS f/ ROBYN & CHANNEL TRESImpact
855AGNESFingers Crossed
NEW 6DAVID GUETTA f/ SIALet's Love
27LADY GAGA & ARIANA GRANDERain On Me
98KYGO & TINA TURNERWhat's Love Got To Do With It
69JOEL CORRY f/ MNEKHead & Heart
810ERASUREHey Now (Think I Got A Feeling)

Monthly Urban  

LCTCArtistSong
11CARDI B f/ MEGAN THEE STALLIONWAP
102CHLOE & HALLEDo It
63ANDERSON.PAAKLockdown
334DRAKELaugh Now Cry Later
35DABABY f/ RODDY RICCHRockstar
96DOJA CAT f/ GUCCI MANELike That
117TERRACE MARTIN & DENZEL CURRYPig Feet
28VICTORIA MONETExperience
NEW 9SZA f/ TY DOLLA $IGNHit Different
1710HEADIE ONE f/ AJ TRACEY & STORMZYAin't It Different

Rock Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
221DEFTONESOhms
22SEETHERDangerous
43CHRIS CORNELLPatience
84MARILYN MANSONWe Are Chaos
125DAUGHTRYWorld On Fire
16BRING ME THE HORIZONParasite Eve
167EVANESCENCEUse My Voice
38SHINEDOWNAtlas Falls
69EVANESCENCEThe Game Is Over
1110BADFLOWER30

Country Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
71TAYLOR SWIFTBetty
52ERIC CHURCHStick That In Your Country Song
103KELSEA BALLERINIHole In The Bottle
324LUKE COMBSLovin' On You
185RUNAWAY JUNEWe Were Rich
126TIM MCGRAWI Called Mama
547MORGAN WALLENMore Than My Hometown
28MICKEY GUYTONBlack Like Me
139GABBY BARRETT f/ CHARLIE PUTHI Hope
2310ASHLEY MCBRYDEOne Night Standards

Ac Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
11KYGO & TINA TURNERWhat's Love Got To Do With It
32JESSIE WAREWhat's Your Pleasure?
NEW 3STEPSWhat The Future Holds
NEW 4MILEY CYRUSMidnight Sky
245MARIAH CAREY f/ LAURYN HILLSave The Day
26JESSIE WARESave A Kiss
77TAYLOR SWIFTCardigan
118BON JOVI f/ JENNIFER NETTLESDo What You Can
NEW 9PALOMA FAITHBetter Than This
510JEFFERSON STARSHIPIt's About Time

Alternative Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
11THE KILLERSMy Own Soul's Warning
32BASTILLE F/ GRAHAM COXONWhat You Gonna Do???
23BEABADOOBEECare
214EVERYTHING EVERYTHINGViolent Sun
205I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND MELeave Me Alone
46NOTHING BUT THIEVESReal Love Song
127GLASS ANIMALSHeat Waves
78BILLIE EILISHMy Future
59THE 1975If You're Too Shy (Let Me Know)
10831024KGOLDN f/ IANN DIORMood

Aaa Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
11TAYLOR SWIFT f/ BON IVERExile
22THE KILLERSMy Own Soul's Warning
223LONDON GRAMMARBaby It's You
NEW 4NEW ORDERBe A Rebel
65PHOEBE BRIDGERSKyoto
56DOVESPrisoners
157THE CHICKSSleep At Night
38SEMISONICYou're Not Alone
309THE GO-GO'SClub Zero
4010SUFJAN STEVENSVideo Game