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11ADELEEasy On Me
22ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPACold Heart
73ED SHEERANShivers
34COLDPLAY & BTSMy Universe
65ABBADon't Shut Me Down
86THE WAR ON DRUGSI Don't Live Here Anymore
NEW 7TAYLOR SWIFTAll Too Well
NEW 8BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK & SILK SONICSmokin' Out The Window
59KACEY MUSGRAVESJustified
41910ED SHEERANOverpass Graffiti
6411THE WEEKND & SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIAMoth To A Flame
2112TEARS FOR FEARSThe Tipping Point
32013FOALSWake Me Up
98014KYLIE MINOGUE & JESSIE WAREKiss Of Life
1815THE KID LAROI f/ JUSTION BIEBERStay
916LIL NAS XThat's What I Want
1717KYLIE MINOGUE f/ YEARS & YEARSA Second To Midnight
2018WALKER HAYES f/ KESHAFancy Like
14319ABBAJust A Notion
2420ED SHEERANBad Habits
NEW 21AVRIL LAVIGNEBite Me
1622BILLY IDOLBitter Taste
423THE WEEKNDTake My Breath
1924THE ANXIETYMeet Me At Our Spot
5025JASON ALDEAN & CARRIE UNDERWOODIf I Didn't Love You
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Apr 26
Beyond Radio Presents -Castlist 008 - Ep 5 - The Boys of the '80s and '90s

In this episode, we explore 2 bands of the second British Invasion, Duran Duran and Wham which leads into a great story about "I'm Too Sexy".

I torture Jeff with a Pop-Gospel-ish song that segues into a discussion about svengali boy band producers (well at least one of them was) and the R&B style of the late '80s and early '90s, New Jack Swing.

The episode ends with a call and an unlikely source of music inspiration.

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Mar 11
Beyond Radio Presents Castlist 008 Ep 4 - Wild Secrets and Retro Aesthetic

In this episode we do a slight recap of the previous episode which was so much fun, I present 2 new songs to Jeff cold, and we discuss some shifting of priorities in the Beyond Radio universe; introducing the new playlist series Retro Aesthetic.

Recently added to Retro Aesthetic March 2022

Mai Tai "Female Intuition"

Giant Rooks "Watershed"

Spencer Albee "I'm Still Here"

5 Seconds Of Summer "Complete Mess"

 

Griff f/ Sigrid "Head on Fire"

 

The latest playlist in the Positively Happy series

 

A handful of selections from Positively Happy 3

Betty Boo "Get Me To The Weekend"

Party song that uses the music from Human League's "Love Action" to great effect.

Lo Moon "Dream Never Dies"

Gorgeously plaintive song reminding us to hold on to the memories of youth and never give up on hope.

Triumph "Magic Power"

We may not all have the magic power of music in us but we can all use the power of music to create magic.

Harry Styles "Treat People With Kindness"

This '70s inspired 2019 track became my favorite song of 2020 and the video certainly helped solidify its happiness quotient. It exudes joy.

The Wonder Stuff "The Size Of a Cow"

This toe-tapper was a UK top 5 single in 1991

Feb 15
New Playlist Series "Retro Aesthetic" and My Personal Chart for Feb. 13, 2022

Beyond Radio's new playlist series "Retro Aesthetic" brings back the style of Top 40 radio from the past.

Some R&B and Dance, a little Country, plus a lot of melodic Rock & Pop. A mostly upbeat mix: the way Top 40 radio used to be. New music-centric with gems from the past. Some you may remember and some that'll be new to you. There is great music out there to be heard.

New versions will be updated periodically.

Also another playlist series "Positively Happy" has its second version. There will be more to come on the development of these two series.

 

Beyond Radio Tim's Top 30, Feb, 13, 2022

And here's the playlist for my current overall favorites of the last 2 months

11           1              SPOON Wild       1              4

Brand new album “Lucifer On The Sofa” came out this past Friday. This preview into the album is their most infectious song yet. Co-written by Jack Antonoff with a piano line that nods to “Sympathy For The Devil”.

3              2              ELECTRIC ENEMY              Save Me (I'm Not Crazy) 2              17

Second time in my top 5 for the UK foursome. They have released a handful of singles since 2020.

2              3              MEAT LOAF        Couldn't Have Said It Better         1(2)        21

Re-discovery after his passing. He was larger than life.

4              4              THE RECORD COMPANY Never Leave You              4(2)        11

L.A.’s Record Company have a classic rock style and have reached the Adult Alternative top 3 three times since 2016. The lead cut from their latest album “Play Loud” has a light groove and pop sheen while still retaining its rock vibe.

1              5              MAGDALENA BAY            Secrets (Your Fire)           1              13

Love this quote from the Pitchfork review of their album “Mercurial World”. “Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin’s fuzzy, rococo synthpop confections have a magic power: They sound like whatever you grew up with, whenever that was.” This one has a little Snoop and a lot of ‘80s going on. At times she sounds like the vocalist from Altered Images.

5              6              BBNO$ f/ RICH BRIAN     Edamame            1(2)        13

Fun and fast paced, Hip Hop rarely makes it to #1 on my chart but this is undeniable. Cling Clang.

6              7              MAMMOMTH WVH        Epiphany             6              10

Eddie Van Halen’s son is putting out the best melodic hard rock (without emo trappings) these days. At #77, “Think It Over” should bring a third song to my top 10.

14           8              JOYWAVE            Cyn City 2000     8              11

This is the fifth song from the Rochester, NY outfit to reach my top 10 yet they have still been unable to hit #1. “Obsession” spent 2 weeks at #2 in 2019.

10           9              BOSTON MANOR             Algorithm            9              12

3 songs from this UK Emo-Pink bands 20202 album “Glue” made my top 10.

8              10           SANTANA f/ ROB THOMAS & AMERICAN AUTHORS           Move    8              19

Over 20 years after “Smooth” ruled radio Carlos Santana teams up again with Rob Thomas and score again. Not as big though, only reaching the top 25 on Hot AC. It has been 53 years since Santana first hit the Hot 100 with “Jingo”.

15           11           KANE BROWN    One Mississippi 11           12

Currently #4 on the Country airplay chart this is his best performance on my chart thus far.

7              12           YUNGBLUD         Fleabag 5              21

It’s not often anymore than a distinctively British sounding voice makes an impact in the States. This song is in the Alternative top 10 and it’s the second time he has reached #5 on my chart. “Loner” peaked there in 2019.

12           13           COIN     Chapstick             1(2)        13

This electro-pop nugget is top 15 on the Alternative chart but surprisingly moves up to #1 on the Adult Alternative chart this week. I wonder if it will cross to Pop.

9              14           THE SHERLOCKS World I Understand        7              14

This Yorkshire band has scored 2 #7 songs in a row on my chart with this and “City Lights”. In early 2017 they reached #8 (and #40 of the year) with “Will You Be There”. That one has risen in stature since then.

20           15           TIM MCGRAW   Free Man             15           6

I just recently discovered this track that was included on 2016’s “McGraw(The Ultimate Collection)”. It is a remake of an Angie Aparo song from 1999. Aparo had 2 #1’s and a #3 from that album on my chart. One of those, “Cry”, was later popularized by McGraw’s wife Faith Hill in 2002.

18           16           ROYAL BLOOD   Hold On                16           13

This is the seventh song from the UK bands album “Typhoons” to make my top 150 and fourth to reach the top 20. The title track reached #4 last March.

26           17           OLE BORUD        Backyard Party  17           6

I believe this 2008 song showed up on Spotify in December after I was listening to a particular playlist. The Norwegian artist has been tooling around for decades and his Wikipedia page said his genres consist of everything from Christian Metal to Jazz Pop, Hardcore Punk, and Yacht Rock. Now that’s some diversity. His latest album from this year is called “Soul Letters”.

13           18           INHALER              Totally   11(2)      20

The Irish band led by Bono’s son Elijah Hewson has slowly crafter a career in Europe over the last 4 years with a string of single releases. 6 of those have made my personal chart with their current U.S. release “Cheer Up Baby” poised to make it 7. Their debut album “It Won’t Always Be Like This” reached #1 in Ireland and the UK last July, the title track peaked at #8 on my chart.

19           19           TWIN ATLANTIC Bang On The Gong           19(2)      16

21           20           SIXX: A.M.           Waiting All My Life          20           11

17           21           ARKELLS               Pub Crawl            1(3)        12

A Christmas song from 2020 I discovered this in the fall and for a holiday song it has had real staying power. It’s mix of the heartfelt, humor, and upbeat swagger makes it stand as a universal song for me.

25           22           THE OSMONDS Crazy Horses      22           5

One of the highlights from the most recent podcast, this 1972 is absolutely crazy. I was jarred at first and then it started to grow on me. Wacky stuff.

34           23           GABE DIXON BAND          Find My Way      23           6

A piano banger from 2008 discovered because his 2021 song “Something Good” went to #3 on my chart. My friend Michael remembered the song from back then when he heard it in my car the other day.

24           24           ALEXANDRA SHIPP & VANESSA HUDGENS             Come To Your Senses     24           10

Center ballad from the Netflix movie “Tick, Tick…Boom!” starring Andrew Garfield who just received an Oscar nod for his performance as “Rent” creator Jonathan Larson. Garfield has songs at #59 (“30/90”) and #69 (“Why”). That song is also discussed on the latest podcast and had an extremely emotional response from me.

16           25           BASTILLE              Give Me The Future        12           18

39           26           PARQUET COURTS           Walking At A Downtown Pace    26           6

This is the first song by the NYC indie rockers to impact me. Their punk-ish style is very ‘80s/’90s college radio. This song has a bass driven groove that really made me pay attention.

28           27           ED SHEERAN       Overpass Graffiti              27           10

29           28           FOALS   Wake Me Up      28           11

60           29           BRKN LOVE         Dead Weight      29           4

Reminds me of Nothing But Thieves and that is a good thing.

33           30           JON MCLAUGHLIN           Why It Hurts       30           7

Feb 5
Beyond Radio Presents Castlist 008

We are already 3 episodes into the latest Pod-Castlist. The first series of episodes are all Boy-Band-centric. This latest episode is my favorite out of the 54 episodes we have put together so far. The fun quotient is high, the unexpected connections and moments are vast, and one of the most pivotal moments in my life is unveiled. You'll laugh and maybe cry but soon be laughing again. Too Much Fun!!!!

Here's the Spotify playlist with all the songs we'll be discussing over this season, already almost 200 songs deep.

Jan 12
Years in Review, the 1’s, 1981: Pop, Rock and Musical Theater

The upper reaches of my re-vamped 1981 chart are decidedly Pop-Rock though #1 is a bit different. The finale of the 1980 movie “Fame” still stands out as one of my favorite movie moments. At the time the movie was my favorite, it connected to my time in musical theater in high school, something I did not pursue once I went to Boston and attended Boston University. The song incorporates everything you would expect from a musical about the High School of the Performing Arts in NYC. There were rock textures, but also standard pop balladry, a choral section, and symphonic grandeur.

This song cemented by love of orchestral rock though you could say “Jesus Christ Superstar” took care of that previously. I have never been a big fan of straight-ahead classical music but when incorporated into music styles I love it can be breathtaking. Most recently that happened with an updated version of the song “Where’s The Love” by Hanson. On the 2018 album “String Theory” the brothers worked with the Prague Symphony Orchestra, creating a story arc using their catalog over the previous 25 years. This version may have eclipsed the original 1997 song (I have written about this before).

The soundtrack to “Fame” features 6 songs that made my personal chart. “Fame” and “Out Here On My Own” ended up on my re-vamped 1980 year-end list at numbers 34 and 159 respectively. Linda Clifford’s dance stomper “Red Light” was #83 that year. On this list, Irene Cara shows up again with “Hot Lunch Jam” (#29) and Paul McCrane’s ballad “Dogs In The Yard” at #22. The actor spent 11 years as the caustic Dr. Robert Romano on the TV series “ER”. Ironically we watched the movie last weekend (at least most of it) and alas, it felt dated.

Numbers 2 and 3 on the list are also ballads, “Time” by Alan Parsons Project and “You Could’ve Been With Me” by Sheena Easton. “Time” comes from my favorite album of 1981 “Turn Of A Friendly Card” (though released in November 1980). The melancholy of this song is quite powerful, but the delivery is understated and graceful. The lyric “Goodbye my love, maybe for forever” exemplifies the force of this song. 7 songs from the album show up in my top 100 of the year.

Here was a band that also incorporated orchestral tones to their music. The instrumental “The Ace Of Swords” (#26) is certainly one of those songs though the entire album is orchestral in nature. “May Be A Price To Pay” (#57) opens the concept album about gambling and its addictive quality. “Games People Play” (#36) gave the ensemble their first top 15 Pop hit, reaching number 12. “Time” was the follow-up single and reached number 7. Side two featured the “Turn Of A Friendly Card Suite” which was actually 5 separate tracks. Along with ‘Swords’ “Snake Eyes (#71) and ”The Turn Of a Friendly Card” Parts 1 & 2 come in at #93 and #94.

Parsons was a producer and engineer who worked on albums like “Abbey Road” and Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Of The Moon” and with Pop bands like Pilot whose major stateside hit was “Magic” in 1975, the basis for the “Oh Oh Oh Ozempic” commercials. David Paton. the lead singer of Pilot was a vocalist on the first 4 albums by the project whose core was Parsons and Eric Woolfson, The rest were a revolving stable of musicians. Their first album from 1976, “Tales Of Mystery and Imagination” features all the members of both Pilot and Ambrosia and is based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

The young British vocalist Sheena Easton had arrived in the States in early 1981 with the Hot 100 number one song “Morning Train (9 to 5)” (#119). The title of that song was originally just “9 To 5” in the UK but was changed for the American market because Dolly Parton’s song of the same name (#35) was out concurrently. The Easton song feels dated and suffers on my year-end list because of that while Dolly’s song seems timeless. Easton had quite a year, by the end of 1981 she had 4 songs make the Pop top 15 including the James Bond theme “For Your Eyes Only” and the gorgeous “You Could Have Been With Me”. I feel this single was the first one to show the dynamics of her voice. The vocal soars on the chorus. Both “Time” and “You Could Have Been With Me” stand up as classics to me, untouched by the ravages of time. Ironically, they both reached #7 on the Pop chart and #15 on Billboard’s Hot 100.

By the time the Moody Blues song “Gemini Dream” (#4) came out as the lead single from their number 1 and tenth album “Long Distance Voyager” it seemed it was never clear what type of song they would click with. The progressive rock band from the UK were another group to heavily use orchestration in their music, most famously on “Nights In White Satin” a song from 1967 that became a bonafide hit in 1972 with a re-release. That happened because a Washington D.C. DJ used the song as his sign-off. Listeners wanted to know what it was and started requesting it and a hit was born. Kind of an early version of a song going viral. The album it came from, “Days Of Future Passed”, saw a resurrection as well and the next Moody Blues release “Seventh Sojourn” was also a number 1 album in the States.

The lead single from that album, the rocker “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock and Roll Band)” hit number 12 on the Hot 100, as did “Gemini Dream”. ‘Dream’ seemed an anomaly for the band, a throbbing, infectious and almost danceable Pop-Rock song (at actually peaked at #36 on the Billboard Dance Chart). The song was followed by the seemingly more popular “The Voice” (#155). In looking at my chart reference books “The Voice” was number 1 for 4 weeks on the newly created Rock Tracks Chart in Billboard while ‘Dream’ only reached #13. ‘Dream’ performed better on the Hot 100 where “The Voice” peaked at number 15. On the Radio & Records Pop chart, both songs peaked at number 6.

The orchestral theme plays out again (weird) on my #5 of the year, “Joan Crawford” by Blue Oyster Cult. The first 40 seconds of that song sound like a piece from a piano concerto. The song inspired by “Mommie Dearest” then turns into a straightforward rock song, but definitely a fun one. It received moderate Rock radio airplay, but the video was banned by MTV because of a sexually-explicit scene. You can find it on YouTube. The lead single from the album “Fire Of Unknown Origin”, “Burnin’ For You” (#51), reached number 1 on the Rock chart and number 40 on the Hot 100. Lead singer Eric Bloom is Howard Stern’s cousin.

The group was considered a Hard Rock band bordering on Heavy Metal though these songs are less heavy and they did score a Pop top 10 song in 1976 with “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”. The more metal AC/DC were coming off their breakthrough year in 1980 and the title track from the album “Back In Black” (#65) was a holdover from the previous year. Because of that success, their 1976 album “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” saw a re-release in March 1981, the title track (#186) saw top 5 placement on the Rock Tracks Chart but the tongue-in-cheek and clever “Big Balls” (#27) was an album fav as well. The album featured the original lead singer Bon Scott, who passed away in early 1980 from a drug overdose.

AC/DC were on the verge of stardom with the 1979 album “Highway to Hell” and considered disbanding following his death but instead recruited vocalist Brian Johnston as his replacement. “Back In Black” was released during the summer, less than 6 months after Scott’s death, and kept their momentum going. The resurgence of ‘Dirty Deeds’ however, was felt to hamper the follow-up to ‘Black’, “For Those About To Rock We Salute You”. Though it reached number one on the Billboard 200, ‘Dirty Deeds’ which reached number 3 outsold it. Nothing to worry about in the end, AC/DC are one of the most successful rock bands of the last 50 years.

Another band in the Hard Rock realm at the time was Canada’s Triumph. Fueled by the vocal dynamics of Rik Emmet, they had a strong run on the Billboard’s Rock Tracks Chart from 1979-1986 with 1981’s album “Allied Forces” their most successful. “Magic Power” (#31) was arguably their most popular song (number 8 Rock, Hot 100 number 51, and in Canada number 14). I certainly liked it at the time, but the song has a more powerful grip on me now with the lyric “I’ve got the magic power of music in me”. It resonates as a mantra in my life. Though I am not a performer, I have expressed that power in my own way through my 60 years. In 1982 the song “Say Anything” from “Allied Forces” would reach #1 on my personal chart and was #17 of the year back then. A funny anecdote that I came across on Wikipedia is that the first live performance Triumph did in the NYC area was at the Capitol Theater in my hometown of Passaic, NJ in 1980.

“The Night Owls” (#6) was a top 5 Pop song in late 1981 for Little River Band but I have a feeling a lot of people don’t remember it. Between 1978-1983 they scored 8 top 10 Pop hits in the States. While the Australian band’s albums performed better in their homeland as their career progressed the singles did infinitely better in the U.S. The album “Time Exposure” was produced by George Martin, famous for his work with the Beatles. They are definitely one of the most successful bands on my personal chart during that era. The 2 other singles from the album “Take It Easy On Me” and “Man On Your Mind” will do well on my re-vamped 1982 chart.

Another Australian band comes in at #10 on my re-vamped 1981 chart. “Welcome To The Universe” by Flash and the Pan has grown in stature over the years. The duo of Harry Vanda and George Young were in a mid-60’s band the Easybeats. They had one U.S. hit with “Friday On My Mind”, peaking at #16 in 1966. I remember this song more than that chart position would indicate. Wikipedia says Blue Oyster Cult did a cover of it, but I can’t find that. David Bowie also covered it on his 1973 album “Pinups” but I don’t recall that version.

Flash and the Pan are best known for the song “Hey St. Peter” which debuted on the Hot 100 on my birthday, July 28, in 1979. The last time I re-did that year’s chart it came in at #12. The 8:23 long ‘Universe’ has an atmospheric intro and outro but it’s the meat of the song that I love. It has a rolling piano line that is quite infectious. George Young is the older brother of Angus and Malcolm Young of AC/DC. George and Malcolm died less than a month apart in late 2017.

Boston was an early market for the song “Ah! Leah! (#7) by Donnie Iris. Cleveland and Pittsburgh were also early on the song. Its success in these cities helped Iris cement a 5-album deal with MCA Records who re-released the album in October 1980. The song would go on to hit number 29 on the Hot 100. On the inaugural Rock Tracks Chart dated March 21, 1981, it was number 19 but I suspect if the chart had debuted earlier, it would have been top 10, maybe even top 5. The song started out as an anti-war song(?!) and Iris and his songwriting partner were trying to come up with a Gregorian style chant for the song. They came up with ah Leah which led to the song becoming about a girl. In 1970 Iris was a member of the Jaggerz who had a Hot 100 number 2 with “The Rapper”, a song written by him. He also has my #32 song of 1981 with “That’s The Way Love Ought To Be”.

The San Francisco band The Tubes achieved their most commercial success to date in 9181 with the album “The Completion Backwards Principle”, garnering their first top 40 hit “Don’t Want To Wait Anymore” (#8) and the Rock Tracks top 10 “Talk To Ya Later” (#21). Before this, they were largely known for the 1975 song “White Punks On Dope” and their elaborate stage shows. In 1980, after their turn in the movie “Xanadu” on the rock/big band hybrid “Dancin’” (which I love), their label A&M dropped them. They were able to secure a contract with Capitol Records and aided by legendary producer David Foster, they made their mark on the radio in the early ‘80s.

To me at the time, the ballad “Don’t Want To Wait Anymore” seemed out of character. Now knowing Foster co-wrote and produced it makes complete sense. I can hear elements of 1980’s era Chicago in this song. ‘Later’ had virtually no involvement from band members other than vocalist Fee Waybill. Foster didn’t feel the album had an upbeat single and he enlisted Steve Lukather of Toto to help write a song with he and Waybill. ‘Later’, though just missing the Hot 100 at number 101, was a big hit largely because of MTV. A new musical force at the time, airplay on the cable music channel was never factored into the Hot 100, a big misstep in retrospect. Another fun ditty from the album, “Sushi Girl” (#81), was a favorite of mine at the time but I can’t recall if got any airplay. Fee Waybill has my #10 song of 2021 with the crunchy “Faker” from his 2020 release “Fee Waybill Rides Again”. He still sounds great at 71, at least on record.

Southern rockers 38 Special had a big year in 1981, finally breaking into the mainstream with “Hold on Loosely” (#9) and “Fantasy Girl” (#11). By this time, while not abandoning their roots, their sound evolved into a radio-ready sound that melded the sound of Foreigner and the like, with their southern style. Part of that was aided by the songwriting of Jim Peterik who helmed the ‘80s band Survivor. He co-wrote those 2 songs, plus 2 others on the album “Wild-Eyed Southern Boys”.

Donnie Van Zant was a co-founder of the band, the younger brother of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Ronnie Van Zant. The lead vocalist on those 2 songs, Don Barnes, recorded a solo album “Ride The Storm” in 1989. It was not released because the label A&M was being sold. It finally surfaced in 2017. Going back to the Chicago reference, that album features a cover of one of my favorite songs by the band “Feelin’ Stronger Everyday”. This is a new find for me in 2022 and it sounds like 38 Special never left. Another Southern rock band from Florida (38 Special hails from Jacksonville), Tampa’s The Outlaws, brought their blistering car song “Devil’s Road” to #30 for the year, and the song “I Can’t Stop Loving You” just missed the top 200 at #202.

Though only a minor 2002 hit, Phil Collins’ version ‘Can’t Stop Loving You” hit number 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart and #8 on my weekly personal chart. In another instance of a song attaining greater heights than its Hot 100 peak would indicate, the Genesis front man’s first solo single “In The Air Tonight” (#40) only peaked at #19. It was huge on MTV and Rock radio and an international mega-hit. VH1 selected it as the number 35 song of the ‘80s. The production of the song owes a lot to the former leader of Genesis, Peter Gabriel, with its moody otherworldly feel. Gabriel shows up at #207 with “I Don’t Remember” and two other songs from Collins’ debut album “Face Value” made my top 200, “I Missed Again” (#107), and “Behind The Lines” (#163).

Foreigner, who were at the forefront of what was called arena rock at the time, absolutely has its place on my list. The song “Urgent” (#18) is the 1st to show up. They call the song a rock and soul hybrid, and I agree. The immediately recognizable intro was just a lick Mick Jones was toying with and Mutt Lange the producer (of AC/DC, Def Leppard and Shania Twain fame) helped him build a song around the riff. The album “4” was a pinnacle for the band, spending 10 weeks at number 1 on the Billboard 200. The title of the song came from the person who was the synthesizer programmer for the album, a lad named Thomas Dolby. He had a demo for a song where he sang ‘urges, urges” and Lange asked him if he could incorporate that into a song they were working on. The sax solo on the song was performed by Junior Walker. He with his band the All-Stars had a string of Pop and R&B hits from the mid-60s through the early ‘70s. The Motown artist’s 1st hit was “Shotgun” in 1965. Dolby wrote another song in my top 100 of 1981. “New Toy” (#76) was written specifically for Lene Lovich by Dolby after seeing her perform live.

“Waiting For A Girl Like You” (#144) had the distinction of spending 10 weeks at number 2 on the Hot 100 without ever hitting the top spot. It was held off by 9 weeks of Olivia Newton-John’s 10-week stay at the top with “Physical” (#83) and then Hall & Oates “I Can’t Go For That” in early 1982. On the list of top 100 songs from the 50th anniversary of the Hot 100, it placed at #80. “Jukebox Hero” (#128), the 3rd single from the album reached number 3 on the Rock Tracks chart in the summer of ’81, long before its single release in January 1982. The story song about a fan buying a guitar and wanting to become a star was a live highlight of the band and one of Lou Gramm’s favorite songs to do. In 2018 the band launched a show in Canadian theaters with the hopes of reaching Broadway titled “Juke Box Hero” featuring 16 of their songs. The connection between Pop music and musical theater has ramped up in the last 25 years but they all can’t be a win.

1981 was a benchmark year for arena rock with 4 bands seeing their most successful albums. Along with Foreigner, REO Speedwagon had the #1 selling album of 1981 with “Hi Infidelity” (their 9th album), while Styx’ “Paradise Theatre” (their 10th album) and Journey’s “Escape” (their 8th album) both hit number one on the Billboard 200. The REO and Journey albums both sold in excess of 10 million copies in the U.S. These 4 albums held the top spot on the Billboard 200 topped for 23 weeks of the calendar year.

7 songs from “Hi Infidelity” made my top 300 of the year, “Don’t Let Him Go” (#58), “Take It On The Run” (#64), and the Pop number 1 “Keep On Loving You” (#92) in the top 100. The Illinois band Styx used the famed Paradise Theatre in Chicago as the backdrop to a fictional concept album about its rise and fall. This one brought 6 songs to my top 250, another album with 3 in the top 100; “Rockin’ The Paradise (#28), “The Best Of Times (#66), and “Too Much Time On My Hands” (#82). That song was Tommy Shaw’s only lead vocal on a Pop top 10 song.

Journey’s now ubiquitous song “Don’t Stop Believin’ (#25) has now become an empowerment anthem of sorts and the best-selling digital track of the 20th century in the U.S. with over 7 million sold. Sports teams have regularly used it but its use in the final scene of “The Sopranos” and the initial episode of “Glee” are certainly huge factors. It was also used as the closing number in the musical “Rock Of Ages”. Elsewhere in my top 200 of 1981 are radio songs “Stone In Love” (#39), “The Party’s Over (Hopelessly In Love” (#52), “Who’s Crying Now” (#113), and album cuts “Keep On Runnin’” (145) and “Escape” (#158)

More musical theater connection here. Meat Loaf songwriter Jim Steinman got his start in that realm in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. “Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through” (#12) and the album it came from, “Bad For Good”, were intended to be the follow-up to the juggernaut “Bat Out Of Hell”. That album was developed from a musical Steinman had written in 1974 called “Neverland”, described as a “futuristic rock Version of Peter Pan”. Meat Loaf was having vocal problems and Steinman decided to release the follow-up it on his own. He sang on most of the tracks, though his voice was no match for the music. Rory Dodd sang lead on 3 tracks, including ‘Dreams’. Meat Loaf eventually recorded his version of the song in 1993 on “Bat Out Of Hell II”. The original (my preferred version) reached #14 on the Rock Tracks chart and went top 25 on the Radio & Records Pop chart. Meat Loaf’s peaked at #9 on the Pop chart in 1994. I don’t remember this at all. Steinman sadly died this year on my mom’s birthday, April 19.

Musical theater requires acting and singing (at least for most of the cast). Rick Springfield does both, but seemingly separately. On the acting side, he is best known for portraying Dr. Noah Drake on “General Hospital”. He debuted in that role in 1981 and attacked the Pop chart at the same with “Jessie’s Girl” (#13). This was a musical comeback for him. 9 years earlier the Australian reached number 14 on the Hot 100 with “Speak To The Sky”. They definitely did not play that on NYC radio from what I recall. “Jessie’s Girl” was number 1 on the Hot 100 when MTV launched on August 1, 1981. It took almost 5 months to reach the summit, a lengthy climb in the day. I was a big fan of the song and the other hits from his album “Working Class Dog”. The Sammy Hagar penned “I’ve Done Everything For You” (#70) and “Love Is Alright Tonite” my #25 of 1982. His brand of Pop-Rock even saw exposure at Rock radio, ‘Jessie’ reaching number 10. To say this song is iconic, well yes, is correct. On the creepy side of things, he dated Linda Blair in the ‘70s when he was 25 and she was 15 though they have remained friends.

Iconic applies to the duo of Daryl Hall & John Oates who had a comeback year in 1980-81 which led to them being the number 4 artist of the ‘80s and 39th overall artist of the Hot 100 era. The 1980 album “Voices” started off in a similar vein to the previous album “X-Static”; the lead single “How Does It Feel To Be Back”, with Oates as lead vocalist, peaked at #30 on the Hot 100, a downward trend from the lead single of the former album “Wait For Me” reaching number 18. The turnaround came with the next release, a cover of “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling”. That brought the duo back to the Pop top 5.

An atypical thing happened with the third single from “Voices”. “Kiss On My List” (#18) would surpass ‘Feeling’ and go to the top of the Hot 100. They were recording their 10th album when it reached the summit. It is so much harder for an artist to amass that many albums in a decade now or even hold a contract for that long. That album’s title track, “Private Eyes” (#14) brought them to the top of the Hot 100 a second time in 1981. In-between the single “You Make My Dreams” (#38) was another top 5 hit. All three certainly are still in the zeitgeist and not forgotten. They have had myriad uses in media, television, and movies throughout the last 40 years.

Another song from “Voices” went to number 1 on the Hot 100, but by another artist. In 1985 Paul Young covered “Everytime You Go Away” reaching the top in May of that year. A track from “Private Eyes”, “Looking For A Good Time” (#98) made my top 100 for ’81 and 5 more in my top 300 from the 2 albums. More tracks would follow in 1982 like the earlier mentioned “I Can’t Go For That”.

Rounding out the Pop and Rock side of my top 25 was a Hot 100 anomaly and a legendary group. Delbert McClinton scored his sole Pop top 10 in early 1981 with “Giving It Up For Your Love” (#15). The 81-year-old Texas Blues Rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter has had a lengthy musical career, spanning 7 decades. ‘Love’ was a jangly, upbeat, horn-laden song that stood apart from other songs at the time. The b-side was the effervescent “My Sweet Baby” (#37) featuring some great blues guitar licks. It seems to me that would have been a great radio follow-up. The actual follow-up was “Shotgun Rider” a more conventional Country-Pop song, which stalled at number 70 on the Hot 100. Neither of those songs are available on Spotify but you can find them on YouTube.

The best performing artist on the Pop/R&B side of things was the Jacksons. Michael Jackson was having a banner year in 1980 with the album “Off The Wall” and even though he was the lead vocalist on the singles from the late 1980 album “Triumph” none of them reached the Pop top 10. “Lovely One” reached number 12 and “Heartbreak Hotel” (#16) peaked at number 22. At some point, the name of the song was changed to the ridiculous “This Place Hotel” to avoid confusion with Elvis Presley’s song of the same name from 25 years earlier. Again, ridiculous and Michael Jackson was actually unaware of the Presley song and did not even know the song’s name was changed. In addition to ‘Hotel’, “Can You Feel it” (#42) and “Walk Right Now” (#125) were all great dance floor fillers. “Can You Feel It” is another song (and kind of sports anthem) that I believe is more well-known and appreciated now than at the time.

Next up, the alternative side of 1981

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Beyond Radio Tim’s Top 150, February 13, 2022

LW/TW/ARTIST/SONG/PEAK/WEEKS
11           1              SPOON Wild       1              4
Brand new album “Lucifer On The Sofa” came out this past Friday. This preview into the album is their most infectious song yet. Co-written by Jack Antonoff with a piano line that nods to “Sympathy For The Devil”.
3              2              ELECTRIC ENEMY              Save Me (I'm Not Crazy) 2              17
Second time in my top 5 for the UK foursome. They have released a handful of singles since 2020.
2              3              MEAT LOAF        Couldn't Have Said It Better         1(2)        21
Re-discovery after his passing. He was larger than life.
4              4              THE RECORD COMPANY Never Leave You              4(2)        11
L.A.’s Record Company have a classic rock style and have reached the Adult Alternative top 3 three times since 2016. The lead cut from their latest album “Play Loud” has a light groove and pop sheen while still retaining its rock vibe.
1              5              MAGDALENA BAY            Secrets (Your Fire)           1              13
Love this quote from the Pitchfork review of their album “Mercurial World”. “Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin’s fuzzy, rococo synthpop confections have a magic power: They sound like whatever you grew up with, whenever that was.” This one has a little Snoop and a lot of ‘80s going on. At times she sounds like the vocalist from Altered Images.
5              6              BBNO$ f/ RICH BRIAN     Edamame            1(2)        13
Fun and fast paced, Hip Hop rarely makes it to #1 on my chart but this is undeniable. Cling Clang.
6              7              MAMMOMTH WVH        Epiphany             6              10
Eddie Van Halen’s son is putting out the best melodic hard rock (without emo trappings) these days. At #77, “Think It Over” should bring a third song to my top 10.
14           8              JOYWAVE            Cyn City 2000     8              11
This is the fifth song from the Rochester, NY outfit to reach my top 10 yet they have still been unable to hit #1. “Obsession” spent 2 weeks at #2 in 2019.
10           9              BOSTON MANOR             Algorithm            9              12
3 songs from this UK Emo-Pink bands 20202 album “Glue” made my top 10.
8              10           SANTANA f/ ROB THOMAS & AMERICAN AUTHORS           Move    8              19
Over 20 years after “Smooth” ruled radio Carlos Santana teams up again with Rob Thomas and score again. Not as big though, only reaching the top 25 on Hot AC. It has been 53 years since Santana first hit the Hot 100 with “Jingo”.
15           11           KANE BROWN    One Mississippi 11           12
Currently #4 on the Country airplay chart this is his best performance on my chart thus far.
7              12           YUNGBLUD         Fleabag 5              21
It’s not often anymore than a distinctively British sounding voice makes an impact in the States. This song is in the Alternative top 10 and it’s the second time he has reached #5 on my chart. “Loner” peaked there in 2019.
12           13           COIN     Chapstick             1(2)        13
This electro-pop nugget is top 15 on the Alternative chart but surprisingly moves up to #1 on the Adult Alternative chart this week. I wonder if it will cross to Pop.
9              14           THE SHERLOCKS World I Understand        7              14
This Yorkshire band has scored 2 #7 songs in a row on my chart with this and “City Lights”. In early 2017 they reached #8 (and #40 of the year) with “Will You Be There”. That one has risen in stature since then.
20           15           TIM MCGRAW   Free Man             15           6
I just recently discovered this track that was included on 2016’s “McGraw(The Ultimate Collection)”. It is a remake of an Angie Aparo song from 1999. Aparo had 2 #1’s and a #3 from that album on my chart. One of those, “Cry”, was later popularized by McGraw’s wife Faith Hill in 2002.
18           16           ROYAL BLOOD   Hold On                16           13
This is the seventh song from the UK bands album “Typhoons” to make my top 150 and fourth to reach the top 20. The title track reached #4 last March.
26           17           OLE BORUD        Backyard Party  17           6
I believe this 2008 song showed up on Spotify in December after I was listening to a particular playlist. The Norwegian artist has been tooling around for decades and his Wikipedia page said his genres consist of everything from Christian Metal to Jazz Pop, Hardcore Punk, and Yacht Rock. Now that’s some diversity. His latest album from this year is called “Soul Letters”.
13           18           INHALER              Totally   11(2)      20
The Irish band led by Bono’s son Elijah Hewson has slowly crafter a career in Europe over the last 4 years with a string of single releases. 6 of those have made my personal chart with their current U.S. release “Cheer Up Baby” poised to make it 7. Their debut album “It Won’t Always Be Like This” reached #1 in Ireland and the UK last July, the title track peaked at #8 on my chart.
19           19           TWIN ATLANTIC Bang On The Gong           19(2)      16
21           20           SIXX: A.M.           Waiting All My Life          20           11
17           21           ARKELLS               Pub Crawl            1(3)        12
A Christmas song from 2020 I discovered this in the fall and for a holiday song it has had real staying power. It’s mix of the heartfelt, humor, and upbeat swagger makes it stand as a universal song for me.
25           22           THE OSMONDS Crazy Horses      22           5
One of the highlights from the most recent podcast, this 1972 is absolutely crazy. I was jarred at first and then it started to grow on me. Wacky stuff.
34           23           GABE DIXON BAND          Find My Way      23           6
A piano banger from 2008 discovered because his 2021 song “Something Good” went to #3 on my chart. My friend Michael remembered the song from back then when he heard it in my car the other day.
24           24           ALEXANDRA SHIPP & VANESSA HUDGENS             Come To Your Senses     24           10
Center ballad from the Netflix movie “Tick, Tick…Boom!” starring Andrew Garfield who just received an Oscar nod for his performance as “Rent” creator Jonathan Larson. Garfield has songs at #59 (“30/90”) and #69 (“Why”). That song is also discussed on the latest podcast and had an extremely emotional response from me.
16           25           BASTILLE              Give Me The Future        12           18
39           26           PARQUET COURTS           Walking At A Downtown Pace    26           6
This is the first song by the NYC indie rockers to impact me. Their punk-ish style is very ‘80s/’90s college radio. This song has a bass driven groove that really made me pay attention.
28           27           ED SHEERAN       Overpass Graffiti              27           10
29           28           FOALS   Wake Me Up      28           11
60           29           BRKN LOVE         Dead Weight      29           4
Reminds me of Nothing But Thieves and that is a good thing.
33           30           JON MCLAUGHLIN           Why It Hurts       30           7
37           31           KEITH URBAN    Better Than I Am              31           8
32           32           BULLOCK HEARTS             Tonight Is Your Night      32           13
22           33           SAM FENDER      Seventeen Going Under 15(2)      14
31           34           TAYLOR SWIFT   All Too Well        31           6
36           35           SIXX: AM              The First 21         31           13
49           36           POETS OF THE FALL         Brighter Than The Sun    36           5
38           37           SIMPLE PLAN     The Antidote     37           12
41           38           AFTER MIDNIGHT PROJECT          Hollywood          38           7
50           39           LUKE HEMMINGS            Motion 39           5
23           40           GREAT GOOD FINE OK    So Far So Good 23           22
44           41           THE VACCINES  Alone Star           41           12
40           42           BURNS  Talamanca           36           12
27           43           O.A.R.   Catching Sunlight             6(2)        18
51           44           STEREOPHONICS              Do Ya Feel My Love?       44           9
54           45           ALFIE TEMPLEMAN         3D Feelings         45           8
62           46           WHITE LIES          I Don't Want To Go to Mars         46           5
47           47           EDDIE VEDDER   Long Way            47           14
118         48           CAITLYN SMITH High       48           2
56           49           WESTLIFE             Starlight               49           5
63           50           GUSTER Emily Ivory          50           9
48           51           CHVRCHES          Killer      46           12
53           52           THE LOTTERY WINNERS Love Yourself     52           6
35           53           DAUGHTRY         The Victim           1(2)        16
65           54           BOILING POINT Brand New Day 54           9
69           55           HUNTER HAYES Tell Me 55           4
83           56           PURPLE DISCO MACHINE              Dopamine           56           4
45           57           JON BATISTE       Freedom             10(2)      12
52           58           ROBERT DELONG              Own Worst Enemy          52           11
55           59           ANDREW GARFIELD         30/90     51           10
68           60           THE WILD FEATHERS       Big Sky  60           5
42           61           CHVRCHES          California             39           15
75           62           DON BARNES     Feelin' Stronger Everyday             62           4
58           63           MICHAEL NESMITH          Nevada Fighter 58           5
30           64           JOYWAVE            The Inversion    18(2)      17
57           65           THE NEW DIVISION         System Shock    56           12
74           66           TREMONTI          Marching In Time             66           8
59           67           ABANDON KANSAS         Like It Or Not     59           15
61           68           FOO FIGHTERS  Love Dies Young               59           11
99           69           ANDREW GARFIELD         Why       69           2
110         70           CHEAP TRICK      Quit Waking Me Up        70           3
64           71           JAMES MORRISON          Who's Gonna Love Me Now?      58           11
107         72           WALKER HATES AA          72           3
112         73           TEXAS   Unbelievable     73           3
new       74           A DAY TO REMEMBER f/ MARK HOPPUS Re-Entry              74           1
46           75           NIGHT RANGER Dance   27           13
98           76           DON BARNES     I'd Do It All Over Again   76           4
103         77           MAMMOTH WVH            Think It Over      77           3
43           78           HANSON              Only Love            6(2)        18
66           79           TAI VERDES         A-O-K    62           11
77           80           ROONEY               Blueside               77           10
106         81           SON MIEUX        Dancing At The Doors Of Heaven              81           4
87           82           KYLIE MINOGUE f/ YEARS & YEARS            A Second To Midnight    82           8
84           83           GREEN DAY         Holy Toledo!      83           5
89           84           FRANZ FERDINAND         Billy Goodbye    84           6
85           85           JOHNNY MARR  Tenement Time 85           7
88           86           JUKEBOX THE GHOST      Cheers! 86           9
126         87           ROYAL REPUBLIC              Rata-Tata             87           10
81           88           WORLD'S FIRST CINEMA Make Me A Monster      81           12
82           89           MOTHER MOTHER           Life         82           8
92           90           JUNGLE Truth     90           6
86           91           MONOWHALES The Hand That Feeds     79           10
79           92           SON MIEUX        Can't Get Enough             79           14
78           93           GANG OF YOUTHS           The Angel of 8th Ave.     12(2)      24
95           94           ARKELLS               Saturday Night  94           5
125         95           TWICE   The Feels             88           11
120         96           CALUM SCOTT   Biblical  96           3
67           97           WET LEG              Chaise Longue   2              22
93           98           X AMBASSADORS            Adrenaline          93           6
138         99           AGAINST THE CURRENT Wildfire 99           2
90           100         THE REGRETTES Monday               77           11
117         101         MUSE    New Born            101         3
71           102         IMAGINE DRAGONS        Monday               8              17
131         103         THE LOTTERY WINNERS Much Better      103         3
97           104         LIL NAS X              That's What I Want          97           9
72           105         GRANDSON f/ JESSIE REYEZ          Rain       14           15
108         106         TWENTY ONE PILOTS      The Outside       106         7
70           107         DAUGHTRY         Changes Are Coming       44           14
104         108         GAYLE   abcdefu               91           8
160         109         THE HOOSIERS  Up To No Good 109         1
76           110         TOM GRENNEN Don't Break The Heart    57           15
73           111         THE WAR ON DRUGS      I Don't Live Here Anymore           68           16
102         112         BRYAN ADAMS  So Happy It Hurts             102         7
114         113         NATALIE IMBRUGLIA      On My Way         113         6
105         114         MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA           Angel Of Death 96           14
111         115         THE WOMBATS Everything I Love Is Going To Die               101         10
116         116         NEWTON FAULKNER       World Away       116         7
128         117         BAD WOLVES     Lifeline 112         7
109         118         CAPITAL THEATRE            Fire        109         4
168         119         FRANZ FERDINAND         Curious 119         1
178         120         TWO WEEKS IN NASHVILLE          Be Happy (You Got Something To Be Sad About) 120         1
180         121         WHY DON'T WE Love Back            121         1
191         122         ORLA GARTLAND             You're Not Special, Babe               122         1
161         123         BRETT DENNEN Paul Newman Daytona Rolex      123         1
129         124         BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK & SILK SONIC   Skate     122         10
184         125         VARIOUS ARTISTS            We Don't Talk About Bruno         125         1
80           126         JASON ALDEAN & CARRIE UNDERWOOD If I Didn't Love You           6(2)        23
115         127         NEIKED, MAE MULLER & POLO G               Better Days         115         9
145         128         WORLD'S FIRST CINEMA Perfect Hell         128         3
136         129         DON BARNES     Ride The Storm 129         2
91           130         TEARS FOR FEARS             The Tipping Point             17           15
148         131         NIGHT RANGER Tomorrow           131         2
134         132         BULLOCK HEARTS             Stranger               132         3
100         133         TREMONTI          If Not For You    81           14
150         134         MAJID JORDAN Summer Rain     120         10
94           135         DURAN DURAN Anniversary        24           16
121         136         RED RUM CLUB Drown  121         7
151         137         JANUARY JANE  I Can't Go For That           137         1
152         138         BEN PEARCE       Snakes And Ladders        138         1
96           139         BULLOCK HEARTS             Ride Like A Lightning       28           14
144         140         AGNES  Here Comes The Night   140         2
179         141         LP           Angels  141         1
124         142         JOSH JOPLIN GROUP      I've Changed      124         4
146         143         THE STRUTS        All Dressed Up (With Nowhere To Go)    143         2
137         144         LOST IN JAPAN  Red Line               137         2
188         145         STYX      Save Us From Ourselves 145         1
159         146         BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK & SILK SONIC   Smokin' Out The Window             146         1
141         147         IMAGINE DRAGONS        Enemy  121         9
171         148         WALK THE MOON            Win Anyway      148         1
147         149         THE LOTTERY WINNERS Favourite Flavour             147         2
153         150         DADI FREYR         Somebody Else Now       150         1
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Hot Ac Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
NEW 1DURAN DURANInvisible
NEW 2OLIVIA RODRIGOGood 4 U
NEW 3COLDPLAYHigher Power
NEW 4ED SHEERANBad Habits
NEW 5MARSHMELLO f/ JONAS BROTHERSLeave Before You Love Me
NEW 6JOHN MAYERLast Train Home
NEW 7BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK & SILK SONICLeave The Door Open
NEW 8PINKAll I Know So Far
NEW 9ANNE-MARIE & NIALL HORANOur Song
NEW 10ELLE KING & MIRANDA LAMBERTDrunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)

Monthly Pop  

LCTCArtistSong
NEW 1OLIVIA RODRIGOGood 4 U
NEW 2ED SHEERANBad Habits
NEW 3DUA LIPALove Again
NEW 4GALANTIS f/ DAVID GUETTA & LITTLE MIXHeartbreak Anthem
NEW 5CALVIN HARRIS f/ TOM GRENNANBy Your Side
NEW 6DOJA CAT f/ SZAKiss Me More
NEW 7REGARD f/ TROYE SIVAN & TATE MCRAEYou
NEW 8BECKY HILL & DAVID GUETTARemember
NEW 9AVA MAXEverytime I Cry
NEW 10MABELLet Them Know

Monthly Dance  

LCTCArtistSong
NEW 1JESSIE WAREHot N Heavy
NEW 2DUA LIPALove Again
NEW 3GALANTIS f/ DAVID GUETTA & LITTLE MIXHeartbreak Anthem
NEW 4AGNES24 Hours
NEW 5KYLIE MINOGUEMarry The Night
NEW 6CALVIN HARRIS f/ TOM GRENNANBy Your Side
NEW 7BECKY HILL & DAVID GUETTARemember
NEW 8REGARD f/ TROYE SIVAN & TATE MCRAEYou
NEW 9MABELLet Them Know
NEW 10YEARS & YEARSStarstruck

Monthly Urban  

LCTCArtistSong
NEW 1DOJA CAT f/ SZAKiss Me More
NEW 2BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK & SILK SONICLeave The Door Open
NEW 3MEGAN THEE STALLIONThot S**t
NEW 4DOJA CATNeed To Know
NEW 5LITTLE SIMZIntrovert
NEW 6TYLER, THE CREATORLumberjack
NEW 7THE WEEKND f/ ARIANA GRANDESave Your Tears
NEW 8LITTLE SIMZ f/ CLEO SOLWoman
NEW 9LIL NAS XMontero (Call Me By Your Name)
NEW 10LIL NAS XSun Goes Down

Rock Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
NEW 1FOO FIGHTERSMaking A Fire
NEW 2MANESKINZitti E Bouni
NEW 3VOLBEATWait A Minute My Girl
NEW 4POPPYHer
NEW 5NOTHING BUT THIEVESFutureproof
NEW 6MAMMOTH WVHDon't Back Down
NEW 7GREEN DAYPollyanna
NEW 8JOURNEYThe Way We Used To Be
NEW 9ROYAL BLOODOblivion
NEW 10PALAYE ROYALENo Love in LA

Country Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
NEW 1ELLE KING & MIRANDA LAMBERTDrunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)
NEW 2KELSEA BALLERINI f/ KENNY CHESNEYHalf Of My Hometown
NEW 3THOMAS RHETTCountry Again
NEW 4BROTHERS OSBORNEI'm Not For Everyone
NEW 5MADDIE & TAEWoman Got You
NEW 6LAUREN ALAINA f/ JON PARDIGetting Over Him
NEW 7TENILLE ARTSBack Then, Right Now
NEW 8RYAN HURD & MAREN MORRISChasing After You
NEW 9BRETT YOUNGNot Yet
NEW 10LAINEY WILSONThings A Man Oughta Know

Ac Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
NEW 1JESSIE WAREPlease
NEW 2JESSIE WAREHot N Heavy
NEW 3DIANA ROSSThank You
NEW 4NATALIE IMBRUGLIABuild It Better
NEW 5KYLIE MINOGUEMarry The Night
NEW 6BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK & SILK SONICLeave The Door Open
NEW 7LAURA MVULAGot Me
NEW 8ED SHEERANBad Habits
NEW 9PINKAll I Know So Far
NEW 10MAJID JORDANWaves Of Blue

Alternative Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
NEW 1CHVRCHES f/ ROBERT SMITHHow Not To Drown
NEW 2LORDESolar Power
NEW 3MANESKINI Wanna Be Your Slave
NEW 4OLIVIA RODRIGOBrutal
NEW 5WILLOW f/ TRAVIS BARKERTransparant Soul
NEW 6BASTILLEDistorted Light Beam
NEW 7MARINAVenus Fly Trap
NEW 8MANESKINZitti E Bouni
NEW 9IMAGINE DRAGONSWrecked
NEW 10WOLF ALICESmile

Aaa Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
NEW 1COLDPLAYHigher Power
NEW 2LORDESolar Power
NEW 3SAM FENDERSeventeen Going Under
NEW 4BLEACHERSStop Making This Hurt
NEW 5SHARON VAN ETTEN f/ ANGEL OLSENLike I Used To
NEW 6MODEST MOUSEWe Are Between
NEW 7BASTILLEDistorted Light Beam
NEW 8FOO FIGHTERSMaking A Fire
NEW 9JOHN MAYERLast Train Home
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