Don't be disillusioned, A Perfect Circle tops this week's UR250
A Perfect Circle tops the chart with an ethereal piece of alt metal. Kate Voegele moves to her highest position yet and spends a 7th week in the top 10. Hefty moves from Not3s, Karen O and the Eurovision entry from Finland (is it that time already?).
7 1 A PERFECT CIRCLE Disillusioned 997.92 1 5
5 2 KATE VOEGELE Shoot This Arrow 989.1 2 13
229 3 NOT3S f/ MABEL Fine Line 962.235 3 3
105 4 KAREN O & MICHAEL KIWANUKA Yo! My Saint 954.45 4 3
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On the BR250 for March 5 Bruno and Cardi remain at #1 for a 4th week, Alice Merton rises to a new peak while Justin, Chris, Kendrick and The Weeknd blast into the top 10.
On the alternative side Chvrches and George Ezra make nice moves into the top 25, Superorganism quirks its way into the top 40 and Muse sees the highest debut in the top 100 at #55.
The rock side of country sees 2 titles enter the top 100 with Brothers Osborne "Shoot Me Straight" at #79 and Chris Stapleton's "Midnight Train To Memphis" at #88.
The Untapped Resources 250, February 26 2018
Appropriately this week's #1 is "The Champion" to coincide with the Winter Olympics (I know this is being posted after the games are over). Three songs remain in the top 10 with Simple Minds holding at #2. Sufjan Stevens rebounds back into the top 10 while Steps sees a third song reach the UR top 10.
21 1 CARRIE UNDERWOOD f/ LUDACRIS The Champion 580.014 1 5 18
2 2 SIMPLE MINDS Magic 502.065 2 5 17
17 3 SUFJAN STEVENS Mystery Of Love 500.24 3 13 9
24 4 STEPS I Will Love Again 498.2 4 9 8
3 5 KATE VOEGELE Shoot This Arrow 496.55 3 11 9
69 6 SARA EVANS All The Love You Left Me 495.18 6 5 9
The Feb. 26 BR250 is posted, along with all the February charts.
Bruno Mars and Cardi B are far ahead of the pack, almost 1300 points ahead of #2 Troye Sivan and on 19 more charts. It could be a while before we see a challenge.
Rita Ora is quickly back in the top 5 as her duet with Liam Payne moves up to #3. While huge internationally it seems to be stalling in the U.S. where it just grazed the Pop top 40.
Imagine Dragons scored a third top 10 from their most recent album with “Whatever It Takes” at #9. Right behind Alice Merton seems to have found her roots as she reaches the top 10 in her 61st week since debuting.
Kendrick Lamar and SZA rise 24-15 with “All The Stars” and Lamar should see another collaboration in the top 25 by next week with “Pray For Me” bounding into the top 100 at #36. SZA’s collaboration with Calvin Harris “The Weekend” falls to 46 after a #26 peak, but could rebound. In total there are 19 collabs in the top 50.
Camila Cabello has back to back songs at #’s 22 and 23, while Chris Stapleton performs the same feat at #’s 24 and 25.
Enjoy the Spotify playlist, updated each time the chart is posted.
Vacation and the living is fine but the charts are delayed
I spent the last week in Palm Springs and as is typical when I go on vacation Beyond Radio falls a little behind. I hope I can get back up to speed quickly. Here is the latest Untapped Resources chart, led by the big jump by Jorja Smith. With its undercurrent piano line and her similar vocal style, it has a feel reminiscent to Sia’s “Breathe Me”.
Elsewhere in the top 10 we have the return of Simple Minds, a family band from Australia, a Disney groomed pair, my fave progressive band, UK indie darlings finally reaching the upper reaches, Toto and Kate Voegele staying strong and Kelly Clarkson moving back up to her peak position.
5 11 MARTIN GARRIX & DAVID GUETTA f/ JAMIE SCOTT & ROMY So Far Away
118 12 SUPERORGANISM Everybody Wants To Be Famous
27 13 AXWELL & INGROSSO f/ TREVOR GUTHRIE Dreamer
23 14 YUNGBLUD I Love You, Will You Marry Me
19 15 SUFJAN STEVENS Tonya Harding
64 16 ISAAC GRACIE Terrified
31 17 SUFJAN STEVENS Mystery Of Love
3 18 BROCKHAMPTON Boogie
24 19 CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG Deadly Valentine
29 20 DJANGO DJANGO In Your Beat
143 21 CARRIE UNDERWOOD f/ LUDACRIS The Champion
93 22 HUGH JACKMAN & COMPANY The Greatest Show
32 23 TEARS FOR FEARS I Love You But I'm Lost
36 24 STEPS I Will Love Again
99 25 JUDAS PRIEST Lightning Strike
Finessing the BR250
One duet in, one duet out. Bruno Mars & Cardi B had the 3rd biggest point jump this and that helped to push “Finesse” past “Perfect” which has been eroding over the last few weeks. The song should settle in for a number of weeks as the pace of “Filthy” has already started to slow.
The top 2 point gainers both make impressive moves. Troye Sivan moves 24-7 with “My My My!” on 807 points while the biggest point gainer Kylie Minogue sees a surge from 78-15 on an added 834 points.
Rita Ora scores 2 top 10’s this week on a 16-9 for her duet with Liam Payne "For You". With “IDGAF” rising 66-25, Dua Lipa also sees 2 songs within the top 25. That song in top 10 in airplay in the UK while “New Rules“ (moving down one to 10 this week) is the current #1 in airplay on U.S. Pop radio.
Two other nice moves within the top 100 comes from 2 different spectrums. UK alt-rockers the Vaccines
see an 81-34 move with “I Can’t Quit” while another male/female collaboration, this time Kendrick Lamar and SZA vault 79-36 with the Pop/R&B song “All The Stars”. That along with his 2 Pop airplay songs “love” and “Pray For Me” with The Weeknd seem to indicate that Lamar’s label is trying to push him into the mainstream spotlight
6 songs enter the top 100 for 1st time including the powerful “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman soundtrack at #77. Kesha’s version is also receiving some action but currently resides just outside the top 1000 this week.
5 1 BRUNO MARS & CARDI B Finesse
1 2 ED SHEERAN & BEYONCE Perfect
3 3 PINK Beautiful Trauma
2 4 RITA ORA Anywhere
7 5 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Filthy
4 6 CAMILA CABELLO f/ YOUNG THUG Havana
24 7 TROYE SIVAN My My My!
6 8 PORTUGAL, THE MAN Live In The Moment
16 9 LIAM PAYNE & RITA ORA For You
9 10 DUA LIPA New Rules
11 11 WALK THE MOON One Foot
12 12 IMAGINE DRAGONS Whatever It Takes
10 13 CHARLIE PUTH How Long
8 14 SELENA GOMEZ & MARSHMELLO Wolves
78 15 KYLIE MINOGUE Dancing
14 16 MGMT Little Dark Age
20 17 TAYLOR SWIFT f/ ED SHEERAN & FUTURE End Game
Twenty One Pilots ruled the month of January and that should continue into February with the phenomenal “Not Today”. One of the best pop songs I’ve heard in a long time. It also has had me delve into “Blurryface” which I did not do when it was ubiquitous in 2015/16. “The Judge” moves into the top 100 at #87 and “Hometown” should make a splash in the coming weeks.
Another older song moves up to #2 this week, Mary Go Round” by the Struts. The UK retor glam act have had 2 #1’s including the 5 week reign of “Dirty Sexy Money” my #2 song of 2016. This makes the 4th song from their debut to reach my top 5. The current single “One Night Only” has been making slow and steady progress on my chart, this week at #27 in its 22nd week in the top 150.
Soap, a new band band formed by the ex-leader of Hard-Fi, move from 30-16 with “Golden Days. The former band had 14 songs reach my personal between 2005-12 including 2 #1’s “I Shall Overcome” and “Little Angel”.
The Partridge Family see 2 songs enter my top 25 this week, the reason will become evident in the coming weeks. Both of these were big for me in my formative years but were out before I started doing a personal chart. It’s nice to have them in my consciousness again.
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