LCTCArtistSong
11THE WEEKND f/ DAFT PUNKStarboy
22BRUNO MARS24K Magic
33ADELEWater Under The Bridge
44LADY GAGAMillion Reasons
55CLEAN BANDIT f/ SEAN PAUL & ANNE-MARIERockabye
66THE WEEKND f/ DAFT PUNKI Feel It Coming
127RAG'N'BONE MANHuman
78THE XXOn Hold
89RAE SREMMURD f/ GUCCI MANEBlack Beatles
910MAROON 5 f/ KENDRICK LAMARDon't Wanna Know
1311ARIANA GRANDE f/ NICKI MINAJSide To Side
1112SIA f/ KENDRICK LAMARThe Greatest
1013KINGS OF LEONWaste A Moment
2214LITTLE BIG TOWNBetter Man
1415GHOSTSquare Hammer
2016RIHANNALove On The Brain
1917LITTLE MIXShout Out To My Ex
1718GREEN DAYStill Breathing
1519THE CHAINSMOKERS f/ HALSEYCloser
3020JAMES ARTHURSay You Won't Let Go
2121JOHN LEGENDLove Me Now
1622ONEREPUBLICKids
1823CARRIE UNDERWOODDirty Laundry
3424SHAWN MENDESMercy
2725BRITNEY SPEARSSlumber Party
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Jan 9
Beyond Radio Tim Year in Review, The Canadian Rockies

From pure pop, pop-rock, alternative to folk rock and boogie rock, Canada was a hotbed of great music on my 2016 soundtrack. These songs had a varying impact on my personal chart. The number after the song indicates its peak position on my personal chart to date. An asterisk indicates it is still on my chart. The songs here are available on this YouTube playlist.

MODERN SPACE               It's Only A Dream             5

WILDLIFE             Dead Century    5

HEDLEY Hello      7

STANDSTILLS      Orleans                20

THE HARPOONIST AND THE AXE MURDERER        Tea For Two       61

MOTHER MOTHER           The Drugs            39 *

ARKELLS               Private School   2

BOBBY BAZINI   C'est La Vie         bub *

BILLY TALENT     Afraid Of Heights             39

BROS     Tell Me bub *

FAST ROMANTICS            Julia       25

JULY TALK            Push + Pull          52 *

NEW ELECTRIC   Life's What You Make It                10

JANE'S PARTY    Coming On Strong           15

ROYAL TUSK       Fever    1(4)

CITY AND COLOUR           Wasted Love      13

JULIAN TAYLOR BAND    Just A Little Bit   25

YOUR BOY TONY BRAXTON          Heluvah Guy      25

THE GLORIOUS SONS     Lightning              29

BLEEKER               Highway               140 *

POOR YOUNG THINGS   Automatic           3

THE TREWS         Chinese Kites     14 *

SERENA RYDER  Got Your Number            bub

THE SHEEPDOGS               Bad Lieutenant bub

SAM ROBERTS BAND      If You Want It    81

BEAR MOUNTAIN            Give It Up            77

MONSTER TRUCK             For The People bub

WINTERSLEEP    Amerika               bub

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Jan 6
Vacation Time

The weekly BR250 and bi-weekly charts may be on hiatus until around Jan. 15 as I am traveling at the moment with little downtime for updates. I will post more year-end charts though and work on some administrative stuff like getting some new indie artists added to site. Here's a few.

Something Like Kites

a combo of pop, electro, acoustic and hip hop

Seven Strait

self-described "new aged rock"

Bleeker

Bleeker, receiving airplay for "Highway". Another great find from Canada, a hotbed for new rock.

Speaking of Canadian rock the Untapped Resources Rock top 100 of 016 is lead by veteran band Billy Talent

1              BILLY TALENT     Afraid Of Heights

2              GHOST  He Is

3              CHEAP TRICK      When I Wake Up Tomorrow

4              DEF LEPPARD     Let's Go

5              DEF LEPPARD     Dangerous

6              ANDREW WATT                Ghost In My Head

7              BRING ME THE HORIZON              Follow You

8              CHEAP TRICK      No Direction Home

9              GREEN DAY         Revolution Radio

10           ROYAL BLOOD   Where Are You Now

11           LACEY STURM    Impossible

12           BABYMETAL       Karate

13           YOUNG GUNS   Bulletproof

14           BRING ME THE HORIZON              Avalanche

15           THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH          Running With Giants

16           THROUGH FIRE Stronger

17           DEF LEPPARD     Man Enough

18           BREAKING BENJAMIN    Ashes Of Eden

19           SUM 41                War

20           WOLFMOTHER  Victorious

21           KILLSWITCH ENGAGE     Hate By Design

22           BILLY TALENT     Louder Than The DJ

23           THRICE  Blood On The Sand

24           DRIVE, SHE SAID               Touch

25           TREMONTI          Dust

26           TURBOWOLF      Rabbits Foot

27           CANDLEBOX       Vexatious

28           SAVAGES             Adore

29           TREAT   Inferno

30           KALEO   No Good

31           ABOUT A MILE  Taking Back

32           YOU ME AT SIX  Night People

33           THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH          Push

34           SEVENDUST        Death Dance

35           DEF LEPPARD     We Belong

36           FIND ME              Forever

37           ANDREW WATT                Seeing Red

38           DISCIPLE              Sayonara

39           ANTHRAX            Breathing Lightning

40           SUM 41                Fake My Own Death

41           FOO FIGHTERS  The Neverending Sigh

42           YOUNG GUNS   Mad World

43           NEMESEA            Forever

44           3 DOORS DOWN               Us And The Night

45           DECYFER DOWN               Nothing More

46           CHRIS CORNELL Our Time In The Universe

47           THE DEFIANTS   Love And Bullets

48           NICKELBACK       Dirty Laundry

49           PARKWAY DRIVE              Vice Grip

50           SEVENTH DAY SLUMBER               I'll Bleed

51           ADELITAS WAY  Bad Reputation

52           MATTY MULLINS              Come Alive

53           OTEP     In Cold Blood

54           GODSMACK       Inside Yourself

55           GEMINI SYNDROME       Remember We Die

56           PARKWAY DRIVE              Devil's Calling

57           STANDSTILLS      Orleans

58           STITCHED UP HEART       Finally Free

59           WINTERSLEEP    Amerika

60           ALTER BRIDGE   Show Me A Leader

61           ENTER SHIKARI  Redshift

62           BEWARE OF DARKNESS Dope

63           3 DOORS DOWN               Inside Of Me

64           KUTLESS               Mirror

65           WOLFMOTHER  Gypsy Caravan

66           FROM ASHES TO NEW    Lost And Alone

67           VOLBEAT f/JOHAN OLSEN            For Evigt

68           PUSCIFER            The Remedy

69           WELSHLY ARMS                Legendary

70           BARONESS          Shock Me

71           7EVENTH TIME DOWN   Promises

72           THE GLORIOUS SONS     Sometimes On A Sunday

73           AMITY AFFLICTION          Shine On

74           DEVOUR THE DAY            Lightning In The Sky

75           LACUNA COIL    The House Of Shame

76           LIGHT UP THE DARKNESS              War Zone

77           TREE63  Alive

78           CHEMIA               I Love You So Much

79           MEGADEATH     Dystopia

80           THE DEFIANTS   Take Me Back

81           I PREVAIL             Stuck In Your Head

82           TRAPT   Human (Like The Rest Of Us)

83           NONPOINT         Generation Idiot

84           HATEBREED        A.D.

85           TAKING BACK SUNDAY  Tidal Wave

86           FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES     Lullaby

87           HEART w/ JAMES HETFIELD          Beautiful Broken

88           KHYMERA            Say What You Want

89           CILVER  I'm America

90           NORDIC UNION                Hypocrisy

91           KHYMERA            Never Give Up On You

92           A THOUSAND HORSES   First Time

93           MONSTER TRUCK             Don't Tell Me How To Live

94           MACHINE HEAD                Is There Anybody Out There?

95           WE ARE VESSEL Holding On

96           SIXX A.M.            You Have Come To The Right Place

97           FIRST SIGNAL f/ HENRY HESS      Love Gets Through

98           THE LIVING END               Keep On Running

99           PIERCE THE VEIL                Circles

100         FIGHTSTAR         Murder All Over

 

Here's to a great 2017 for everyone!

Beyond Radio Tim

Jan 1
The Beyond Radio 250 of 2016

Position, Artist, Song, Peak (weeks at peak)

Longevity and consistency can trump (oops, sorry) peak chart position as evidenced most clearly by the #75 song of the year.

1 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Can't Stop The Feeling 1(14)

2 ADELE Hello 1(17)

3 ADELE When We Were Young 1(8)

4 TWENTY ONE PILOTS Stressed Out 2(5)

5 SIA f/ SEAN PAUL Cheap Thrills 6

6 ADELE Send My Love (To Your New Lover) 2(3)

7 TWENTY ONE PILOTS Heathens 1(7)

8 CALVIN HARRIS f/ RIHANNA This Is What You Came For 2 (7)

9 COLDPLAY Adventure Of A Lifetime 2(11)

10 DISTURBED The Sound Of Silence 1(5)

11 ARIANA GRANDE Into You 2(3)

12 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Dark Necessities 3

13 DNCE Cake By The Ocean 8

14 MIKE POSNER I Took A Pill In Ibiza 3

15 TWENTY ONE PILOTS Ride 15

16 THE CHAINSMOKERS f/ DAYA Don't Let Me Down 6

17 LUKAS GRAHAM 7 Years 2(2)

18 KUNGS vs. COOKIN' ON 3 BURNERS This Girl 5

19 THE WEEKND f/ DAFT PUNK Starboy 1(9)

20 BASTILLE Good Grief 4

21 PINK Just Like Fire 3

22 DRAKE f/ WIZKID & KYLA One Dance 3

23 THE CHAINSMOKERS f/ HALSEY Closer 2(6)

24 COLDPLAY f/ BEYONCE Hymn For The Weekend 12

25 TIM McGRAW Humble And Kind 12

26 MEGHAN TRAINOR No 2(4)

27 THE 1975 The Sound 10

28 ZAYN PillowTalk 5

29 KELSEA BALLERINI Peter Pan 16

30 KELLY CLARKSON Piece By Piece 8

31 FITZ & THE TANTRUMS HandClap 16

32 TEGAN & SARA Boyfriend 14

33 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Church Bells 9

34 NICK JONAS f/ TOVE LO Close 11

35 ELLIE GOULDING Something In the Way You Move 5

36 FIFTH HARMONY Work From Home 11

37 KALEO Way Down We Go 31

38 GWEN STEFANI Make Me Like You 3

39 GREEN DAY Bang Bang 4

40 BLINK 182 Bored To Death 12

41 ONEREPUBLIC Wherever I Go 10

42 MAREN MORRIS My Church 14

43 ALAN WALKER Faded 15

44 ARIANA GRANDE Dangerous Woman 13

45 MAJOR LAZER f/ JUSTIN BIEBER & MO Cold Water 3

46 BRUNO MARS 24K Magic 2(7)

47 BROTHERS OSBORNE 21 Summer 25

48 ERIC CHURCH Record Year 27

49 CAM Burning House 2

50 CHRIS STAPLETON Parachute 26

51 RIHANNA f/ DRAKE Work 6

52 LUMINEERS Ophelia 21

53 NOTHING BUT THIEVES Trip Switch 16

54 STRUMBELLAS Spirits 29

55 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Heartbeat 7

56 RADIOHEAD Burn The Witch 7

57 CHRIS YOUNG f/ CASSADEE POPE Think Of You 14

58 JON PARDI Head Over Boots 35

59 BRITNEY SPEARS f/ G-EAZY Make Me 6

60 ADELE Water Under The Bridge 3

61 RIHANNA Kiss It Better 19

62 THE WEEKND In The Night 5

63 SHAWN MENDES Treat You Better 11

64 JUSTIN BIEBER Sorry 5

65 JUSTIN BIEBER Love Yourself 8

66 MAREN MORRIS 80's Mercedes 23

67 ALICIA KEYS In Common 10

68 ONEREPUBLIC Kids 7

69 COLDPLAY Up&Up 20

70 ST. LUCIA Dancing On Glass 14

71 THOMAS RHETT Die A Happy Man 8

72 THE 1975 Somebody Else 30

73 FOALS Mountain At My Gates 14

74 ZARA LARSSON Lush Life 35

75 X AMBASSADORS Unsteady 68

76 DAVID BOWIE Lazarus 5

77 KENNY CHESNEY f/ PINK Setting The World On Fire 10

78 TROYE SIVAN Youth 16

79 SIA f/ KENDRICK LAMAR The Greatest 3

80 LADY GAGA Perfect Illusion 3

81 FOO FIGHTERS Saint Cecilia 11

82 TAYLOR SWIFT Out Of The Woods 6

83 DJ SNAKE f/ JUSTIN BIEBER Let Me Love You 9

84 CHARLIE PUTH f/ SELENA GOMEZ We Don't Talk Anymore 17

85 FLUME f/ KAI Never Be Like You 57

86 MIIKE SNOW Genghis Khan 36

87 MEGHAN TRAINOR Me Too 15

88 ELLE KING Ex's & Oh's 2

89 SELENA GOMEZ Hands To Myself 14

90 BILLY CURRINGTON It Don't Hurt Like It Used To 29

91 CHRIS STAPLETON Nobody To Blame 16

92 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE H.O.L.Y. 22

93 KINGS OF LEON Waste A Moment 4

94 LAUREN ALAINA Road Less Traveled 20

95 DJ SNAKE f/ BIPOLAR SUNSHINE Middle 44

96 ARIANA GRANDE f/ NICKI MINAJ Side To Side 9

97 ELLE KING America's Sweetheart 40

98 DISCLOSURE f/ LORDE Magnets 8

99 DRAKE f/ RIHANNA Too Good 36

100 BROODS Free 28

101 YOUNG THE GIANT Something To Believe In 26

102 COLE SWINDELL You Should Be Here 21

103 MIRANDA LAMBERT Vice 18

104 CAM Mayday 60

105 ALESSIA CARA Wild Things 37

106 3 DOORS DOWN In The Dark 24

107 DUA LIPA Be The One 75

108 GWEN STEFANI Used To Love You 3

109 GLASS ANIMALS Life Itself 29

110 PET SHOP BOYS The Pop Kids 20

111 GARBAGE Empty 23

112 CHRIS YOUNG f/ VINCE GILL Sober Saturday Night 46

113 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Dirty Laundry 12

114 CHVRCHES f/ HAYLEY WILLIAMS Bury It 20

115 RIHANNA Needed Me 60

116 MUMFORD & SONS Ditmas 21

117 MADDIE & TAE Shut Up And Fish 28

118 CLEAN BANDIT f/ LOUISA JOHNSON Tears 32

119 ZARA LARSSON & MNEK Never Forget You 41

120 KIIARA Gold 50

121 MUSE Reapers 19

122 NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS S.O.B. 10

123 KEITH URBAN Wasted Time 39

124 CHVRCHES Clearest Blue 31

125 TAYLOR SWIFT New Romantics 18

126 STRUTS Kiss This 71

127 KONGOS Take It From Me 27

128 JAKE OWEN American Country Love Song 61

129 ALL SAINTS One Strike 23

130 ZAYN Like I Would 49

131 THE HEAD AND THE HEART All We Ever Knew 33

132 KATY PERRY Rise 11

133 SAM HUNT Break Up In A Small Town 10

134 THE CHAINSMOKERS Roses 18

135 HAILEE STEINFELD & GREY Starving 14

136 ELLIE GOULDING On My Mind 2

137 ZEDD f/ KESHA True Colors 26

138 JUSTIN MOORE You Look Like I Need A Drink 94

139 RACHEL PLATTEN Stand By You 32

140 CAGE THE ELEPHANT Trouble 63

141 DISTURBED The Light 27

142 JAMES BAY Let It Go 79

143 ELLIE GOULDING Still Falling For You 13

144 TAME IMPALA The Less I Know The Better 47

145 THE VERONICAS In My Blood 28

146 WILLIAM MICHAEL MORGAN I Met A Girl 75

147 DAN & SHAY From The Ground Up 65

148 COLD WAR KIDS First 13

149 SAM HUNT Make You Miss Me 64

150 THE NAKED AND FAMOUS Higher 20

151 TOVE LO Cool Girl 17

152 KALEO No Good 83

153 DUA LIPA Hotter Than Hell 43

154 CHRISTINE & THE QUEENS Tilted 18

155 BEYONCE Formation 54

156 JENNIFER NETTLES Unlove You 92

157 M83 Go 35

158 AWOLNATION Woman Woman 75

159 PHANTOGRAM You Don't Get High Anymore 26

160 ERIC CHURCH f/ RHIANNON GIDDENS Kill A Word 24

161 HALSEY Colors 51

162 JOSH ABBOTT BAND f/ CARLY PEARCE Wasn't That Drunk 78

163 THE 1975 Love Me 14

164 SELENA GOMEZ Kill Em With Kindness 33

165 ZAC BROWN BAND Beautiful Drug 38

166 CAGE THE ELEPHANT Mess Around 15

167 RIHANNA Love On The Brain 20

168 NOTHING BUT THIEVES Wake Up Call 86

169 KIP MOORE Running For You 75

170 CHARLIE PUTH One Call Away 67

171 BROTHERS OSBORNE Stay A Little Longer 12

172 FLORENCE & THE MACHINE Delilah 51

173 OLD DOMINION Snapback 68

174 DNCE Toothbrush 47

175 ELLIE GOULDING Army 63

176 SNAKEHIPS f/ TINASHE All My Friends 37

177 CRAIG CAMPBELL Outskirts Of Heaven 87

178 GNASH f/ OLIVIA O'BRIEN I Hate U I Love U 79

179 DIERKS BENTLEY Somewhere On A Beach 49

180 CARLY RAE JEPSEN Your Type 61

181 GALANTIS No Money 63

182 BRAD PAISLEY f/ DEMI LOVATIO Without A Fight 41

183 MO Final Song 33

184 TIM McGRAW How I'll Always Be 48

185 RUTH B. Lost Boy 80

186 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE Confession 51

187 GRIMES Flesh Without Blood 24

188 BILLY TALENT Afraid Of Heights 57

189 SHAWN MENDES Stitches 28

190 VANCE JOY Fire And The Flood 25

191 LAUREN ALAINA Next Boyfriend 62

192 M83 Do It Try It 35

193 RUDIMENTAL f/ ED SHEERAN Lay It All On Me 12

194 EMELI SANDE Hurts 14

195 CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN Soundcheck 48

196 SHINEDOWN State Of My Head 50

197 JONAS BLUE f/ JP COOPER Perfect Strangers 34

198 ALESSIA CARA Scars To Your Beautiful 29

199 MARTINA MCBRIDE Reckless 111

200 SELENA GOMEZ Same Old Love 14

201 DAVID BOWIE Blackstar 22

202 RUN RIVER NORTH Run Or Hide 88

203 BRETT YOUNG Sleep Without You 126

204 JOSH TURNER Hometown Girl 58

205 DAMI IM Sound Of Silence 32

206 ALESSIA CARA Here 17

207 OLLY MURS You Don't Know Love 26

208 BISHOP BRIGGS River 103

209 THRICE Black Honey 80

210 COLE SWINDELL Middle Of A Memory 81

211 WRABEL 11 Blocks 43

212 LP Lost On You 24

213 DESIIGNER Panda 57

214 BRANDY CLARK Girl Next Door 79

215 CHRIS LANE Fix 144

216 LADY GAGA Million Reasons 4

217 CHEVELLE Joyride (Omen) 55

218 DIERKS BENTLEY f/ ELLE KING Different For Girls 51

219 JONAS BLUE f/ DAKOTA Fast Car 69

220 BEYONCE Sorry 51

221 BEN RECTOR Brand New 131

222 RED SUN RISING Emotionless 72

223 KENT JONES Don't Mind 43

224 TROYE SIVAN f/ ALESSIA CARA Wild 82

225 CALVIN HARRIS My Way 16

226 DAVID NAIL Night's On Fire 136

227 ONE DIRECTION Perfect 31

228 THE TEMPER TRAP Fall Together 73

229 DUKE DUMONT Ocean Drive 33

230 BLAKE SHELTON Came Here To Forget 50

231 MARTIN GARRIX f/ BEBE REXHA In The Name Of Love 33

232 ELLE KING Under The Influence 104

233 DEFTONES Prayers/Triangles 48

234 FRANKIE BALLARD It All Started With Beer 91

235 FLO RIDA My House 50

236 BECK Wow 32

237 ERIC CHURCH Mr. Misunderstood 22

238 IMANY f/ FILATON & KARAS Don't Be So Shy 92

239 SAINT MOTEL Move 26

240 ROBIN SCHULZ f/ FRANCESCO YATES Sugar 52

241 SKILLET Feel Invincible 64

242 DUSTIN LYNCH Mind Reader 94

243 BIG & RICH f/ TIM MCGRAW Lovin' Lately 157

244 GHOST Square Hammer 12

245 JASON ALDEAN A Little More Summertime 27

246 LUKAS GRAHAM Mama Said 36

247 RUNAWAY JUNE Lipstick 77

248 THOMAS RHETT T-Shirt 59

249 JAMES ARTHUR Say You Won't Let Go 20

250 DUA LIPA Blow Your Mind (Mwah) 25

 

Dec 30
Where are the Ladies? My 2016 Personal Chart Review, Part 4

Listen to/Watch all the songs featured on this pick list on this YouTube Playlist. Or listen on Spotify.

Had it not been for Susan Tedeschi, female vocalists would have been shut out of the top spot and almost top 3 for 2016. Interestingly the Nov/Dec 2015 #1's were all female, including Carrie Underwood and Clare Dunn who were featured at the start of this year end mix. The Nov. #1's which made my top 100 of the 2016 were by Sara Bareilles and Florence & The Machine.

   

SARA BAREILLES    She Used To Be Mine peak #1 FLORENCE & THE MACHINE    Delilah peak #1

Before Brendan Maclean reached the top in 2 weeks in May, Bareilles took the top spot in 3 weeks with her incredibly emotional song from her Broadway show "Waitress". The song stalled on radio, barely reaching the top 25 on Hot AC and not even making the AC top 40.

'Delilah' builds from subtle to anthemic and is a great showcase for Florence Welch's vocal range. It reached the AAA top 10. The band's next release"Queen Of Peace" reached #10 on my chart in Jan.

 

DEMI LOVATO    Confident peak #3

In the first installment of the year end mix I missed Lovato's #3 girl anthem. She is proving herself as a varied artist with a powerful voice. Check out her interesting and bold choice for third single release from the album "Stone Cold". It only cracked the Pop top 40 but what a showcase. Adventurous Hot AC and AC programmers should have taken notice.

   

BLONDFIRE    Pleasure peak #5 SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS    Ablaze peak #17

A pair of female voiced alt bands that enjoyed relatively equal success on my chart considering their disparate peak positions. It all depends on the competiton from week to week and the intensity of the song's impact at any given moment. Both spent 21 weeks in the top 150 and were on the chart during a similar period. Beyond Radio's biggest female voiced alt band of the year, Chvrches, scored a top 30 on my chart with  "Clearest Blue". They scored 3 songs in the Alternative top 100, 2 od them in the top 15.

   

SIA    Unstoppable peak #10 CARLY RAE JEPSEN    Run Away With Me peak #18 HEY VIOLET    Brand New Moves peak #10

I can run hot and cold with Sia. Her big hits of the year, "Cheap Thrills" and :"The Greatest" had very little impact on me.

Jepsen scored 3 top 50 songs for me this year including the #2 Untapped Resources Hot AC song of the year "Your Type".

While pop radio is going with the moody EDM-ish "Guys My Age" at the moment, I was immediately attracted to the slinky dance groove of 'Brand New Moves'.

   

SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR    Come With Us peak #8 LAURA TESORO    What's The Pressure peak $22

Disco infused 'Come With Us' was a welcome return for Bextor and was the #2 Untapped AC song of 2016 (and #12 Beyond Radio dance song of the year). Tesoro's Euro-dance ditty was Belgium's entry in the Eurovision song contest.

   

KT TUNSTALL    All Or Nothing #23 peak MELISSA ETHERIDGE    Hold On I'm Coming #35 peak

On the adult alternative side another 2 welcome returns. Both sound earthy, while vocally Etheridge especially shines on the remake, sounding more like her early rock persona. 'Nothing' is a folk-rock, rhythmic hybrid, not sounding like much else out there this year. Kudos.

Dec 27
Beyond Radio Tim's 2016 Personal Chart Review, Part 3

There will be a few more installments as the songs that reach the upper echelon of my chart only tell part of the story. Here we segue from summer to fall and for the most part we keep the upbeat nature of the year going.

 

STRUTS    Put Your Money On Me

STEVE MASON    Planet Sizes

The Struts bookended the summer at #1 and put the party back in music. This is so 70's, so Sweet, the band (actually there is a lyric "I bet your body’s so sweet") The lead singer looks a bit like Freddie Mercury and there is a bit of Queen in their music as well. The wildly different 'Planet Sizes' also is born out of the 70's. It reminds me of some earlier Genesis, soft spoken and ethereal.

ARKELLS    Drake's Dad

I thought the Struts would last for at least 4 weeks at the top but then came this gospel-tinged true story midtempo rocker. Like Brendan Maclean it took 2 weeks to reach the top (although debuted higher at #11). It went on to spend 5 weeks at #1. Another Arkells song worth watching the video and live performance (amazing!) to get the full experience. And Private School live, now I want to go to Canada and see them live among their fans!

THE TEMPER TRAP    Alive

GARY ALLAN    Do You Wish It Was Me

After spending weeks at #3 behind the Arkells and the Struts I wanted to give this throbbing alt-rocker by the Australian band a week at the top. It's their first #1 on my chart but 2010's "Fader" was my #12 of that year. "It feels so good, so good to be alive". Country artist Gary Allan first reached my personal chart in 2000 but it was 2016 that he reached his highest position, #2.

BRENDAN MACLEAN    Free To Love

The first half of November saw Australian Maclean's second #1 of the year. Have you noticed a Australia-Canada theme here. Certainly not planned. Maclean went into full dance mode.with this bass, strumming guitar & falsetto driven slice of fabulousness.

THE DEAR HUNTER    King Of Swords (Reversed)

APRIL TOWERS    Silent Fever

The second half of November saw this upbeat string laden pop song at the top. I can't wait to dive into newly discovered The Dear Hunter's catalog of rock based theatrical music that draws from rock, pop, classical and I'm sure more. Casey Crescenzo the brainchild of the band, and has had a prolific output since 2006, currently with 4 songs on my personal chart. April Tower's alt-dance 'Silent Fever' had to take a backseat at #2.

SUNSET SONS    Remember

CAPITAL CITIES    Vowels

SUNSET SONS    VROL

As I wrote on a recent pick list, Sunset Sons are my IT band of the moment. They have spent 3 weeks at #1 this month and could replace themselves. On the fence whether Capital Cities will stall at #2 with their extremely catchy 'Vowels'. It would be a shame if radio doesn't connect with this song. Update: I just watched the video and I now have my answer.

In deciding my #1 this week, after seeing the new video for "Vowels" it helped secure the top spot. I hope radio doesn't miss out on this infectious song. Sunset Sons can still claim the lead position in the coming weeks.

There is not huge action in the top 20 with end of year activity dominating. Red Sun Rising have now had 3 songs in my top 100 this year with "Amnesia" the first to reach the top 10. Humorous video from the melodic hard rockers.

Another melodic rock band, this time from the Netherlands, Kensington inches up to #6 but still has growth potential. It will most likely become the band's 4th song to reach my top 5.

LCTCArtistSongWeeksPeak
11CAPITAL CITIESVowels131(2)
22SUNSET SONSVROL102(2)
43THE DEAR HUNTERKing Of Swords (Reversed)141(2)
54RED SUN RISINGAmnesia184
65KENSINGTONDo I Ever155
76BASTILLESend Them Off!146
87TWIN WILDMy Heart167
98JUNIOR EMPIREWest Coast128
39SUNSET SONSRemember151(3)
1110SAINT MOTELMidnight Movies1110
1211HUNTER HAYESYesterday's Song134
1412THE TREWSChinese Kites1112
1513KUNGS f/ JAMIE N COMMONSDon't You Know1613
1314PARSON JAMESTemple1013
1615ERIC PASLAYAngels In This Town1415
1016APRIL TOWERSSilent Fever172(3)
2017MONDO COZMOShine817
2418ZIBRARIP718
1719SIXX A.M.We Will Not Go Quietly1117
2120KAISER CHIEFSWe Stay Together820
2721ROOSEVELTBelong721
1922BRENDAN MACLEANFree To Love151(2)
2223NINE LASHESGalaxy2022
2624YOUR BOY TONY BRAXTONHeluvah Guy1524
4025THE DEAR HUNTERA Night On The Town925
2926RHODESSomebody1526
3327THE DEAR HUNTERThe Revival1527
1828VIRGINMARYSMoths To A Flame1516
2529GHOSTSquare Hammer1320
2330ARKELLSDrake's Dad161(5)
3031OLLY MURSYou Don't Know Love2129
3632NEW ORDERPeople On The High Line632
3833THE LAST BANDOLEROSAdios433
3734DON BROCOAutomatic1334
3535THE COURTEENERSNo One Will Ever Replace Us935
5236JULY TALKPush + Pull536
3137YOUNG GUNSEchoes1630
3938MOTHER MOTHERThe Drugs838
4139YOUNG THE GIANTSomething To Believe In1039
4540THE SHERLOCKSWill You Be There?940
3241DNCEBody Moves1326
4842NORMAN DORAYAll In1142
4443DEAF HAVANASing1643
2844SUNSET SONSTick Tock337
3445TREMONTIDust268
4746JASON ALDEANA Little More Summertime1246
4947GROUPLOVEWelcome To Your Life1347
6948THE FAME RIOTHeart Stray448
5049SWITCHFOOTI Won't Let You Go1046
5550DODGYWhat Are We Fighting For650
4251RELIENT KRunnin'145
5752PENGUIN PRISONShow Me The Way952
4353SAINT MOTELBorn Again1136
5654COLDPLAYA Head Full Of Dreams1554
7155THE BEACHESGive It Up855
5356LINCOLN BREWSTEROxygen2052
5857SWITCHFOOTShake This Feeling1157
6858HEARTRACERDream Girl758
5959RELIENT KDon't Blink1059
7260STARSETMonster660
6461TOM ODELLMagnetised1761
5162MELISSA ETHERIDGEHold On I'm Coming1835
8063ATOMIC TOMI'm Coming After You463
6564STRUTSOnly Just A Call Away1651
5465DON BROCOEverybody2125
6666GOODBYE JUNEDaisy1265
8367SIGALA f/ JOHN NEWMAN & NILE RODGERSGive Me Your Love567
4668TOM CHAPLINQuicksand1433
6069BASTILLEGood Grief2312
7370BLUE WATER HIGHWAY BANDSpeaking Of The Devil770
7471EMELI SANDEBreathing Underwater671
9072GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRAEveryone Gets Everything They Really Want772
6773JIMMY EAT WORLDGet Right966
8574KUNGS vs. COOKIN' ON 3 BURNERSThis Girl2230
8675BAD SEED RISINGBad Seed Rising1275
6376LOLOShine1061
7677THE PRETTY RECKLESSTake Me Down1076
6278SWITCHFOOTHoly Water1053
8979WILD FEATHERSHelp Me Out579
7880MORGXNHome878
7981DENNYBloom1179
6182THE TEMPER TRAPAlive211
7583MY CHEMICAL ROMANCEDisenchanted1366
9384FAMILY OF THINGSDon't Look Back384
8785LUKAS GRAHAMYou're Not There485
8886GIN WIGMOREWilling To Die586
10087STRANGE NAMESTrespassing387
7088JUSTIN MOORESomebody Else Will228
9289STRFKRNever Ever989
9590DEATH CAB FOR CUTIEGood Help (Is So Hard To Find)890
9891CRUISRTake That1091
9992TWIN WILDWillow Tree592
12593THE DEAR HUNTERIf All Goes Well293
7794CHEMIAI Love You So Much1621
9795NEW VOLUMEOne Touch794
12096VIOLET HILLI Just Wanna Dance396
11397SCENIC ROUTE TO ALASKAComing Back497
10298OLLY MURSBack Around698
10699BAD SOUNDSWages399
103100YOUNG THE GIANTSilvertongue5100
104101TWIN WILDAnother Stranger4101
84102CAITLYN SMITHTacoma2016
115103HOLY PISTOL CLUBWhen You Sleep1393
121104ROYKSOPP f/ SUSANNE SUNDFORNever Ever6104
101105CITIZEN ZEROGo (Let Me Save You)11101
107106JULY TALKPicturing Love3106
91107GRISWOLDSOut Of My Head1952
105108DURAN DURANWhat Are The Chances4105
123109TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUBGameshow3109
111110GEMINI SYNDROMERemember We Die5110
81111SAINT MOTELMove1844
109112JIMMY EAT WORLDSure And Certain9101
82113PARACHUTENew Orleans345
135114THE ORION EXPERIENCENYC Girl1584
96115STRUTSPut Your Money On Me201(2)
94116WILD FEATHERSI Can Have You1473
117117TOM ODELLSilhouette6104
118118DEF LEPPARDMan Enough4112
122119STRUMBELLASWe Don't Know9112
NEW 120JAMESTOWN REVIVALLove Is A Burden1120
144121CAPTAIN CUTS f/ NATEURLove Like We Used To2121
124122THAT POPPYMoney3122
112123THE SHIMMER BANDFreedom1186
114124RELIENT KMountaintop1469
126125DEATH TEAMGold3125
136126ONEREPUBLIC f/ PETER GABRIELA.I.3126
146127GIN WIGMOREDirty Mercy2127
119128LETTERS FROM THE FIREGive In To Me10113
137129THE SHIMMER BANDShoot Me (Baby)4129
138130YOUR BOY TONY BRAXTONFall (Girl)8130
139131HARPER & THE MOTHSLose My Touch4131
140132BLEEKERHighway3132
143133BIRDS OF TOKYOBrace3133
NEW 134BROSTell Me1134
NEW 135SIANever Give Up1135
110136BLACK DYLAN f/ WAFANDE & NUPLEXHey Stranger12109
131137ONEREPUBLICKids9117
132138KWABSLove & War8116
133139THE TREWSSing Your Heart Out5126
134140MAN & THE ECHODistance Runner5129
142141TIM HICKSSlow Burn4142
147142HEY VIOLETPure9126
148143RELIENT KLook On Up6142
NEW 144RANDY HOUSERChasing Down A Good Time10139
NEW 145AUTOHEARTMoscow6112
NEW 146GREEN DAYStill Breathing1146
NEW 147BACKGAMMONOh Yeah!1147
141148OLIVER f/ SCOTT MELLISElectrify1089
149149THE COURTEENERSLose Control9142
150150GREEN DAYRevolution Radio5138
Genre Charts

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

Hot Ac Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
11THE WEEKND f/ DAFT PUNKStarboy
22BRUNO MARS24K Magic
103LADY GAGAMillion Reasons
284ADELEWater Under The Bridge
45ONEREPUBLICKids
66TWENTY ONE PILOTSHeathens
197MAROON 5 f/ KENDRICK LAMARDon't Wanna Know
38THE CHAINSMOKERS f/ HALSEYCloser
89EMELI SANDEHurts
4210GREEN DAYStill Breathing

Monthly Pop  

LCTCArtistSong
11THE WEEKND f/ DAFT PUNKStarboy
22BRUNO MARS24K Magic
113CLEAN BANDIT f/ SEAN PAUL & ANNE-MARIERockabye
144LADY GAGAMillion Reasons
1755RAE SREMMURD f/ GUCCI MANEBlack Beatles
36SIA f/ KENDRICK LAMARThe Greatest
NEW 7THE WEEKND f/ DAFT PUNKI Feel It Coming
98LITTLE MIXShout Out To My Ex
709ADELEWater Under The Bridge
510ARIANA GRANDE f/ NICKI MINAJSide To Side

Monthly Dance  

LCTCArtistSong
31CLEAN BANDIT f/ SEAN PAUL & ANNE-MARIERockabye
642BRITNEY SPEARSSlumber Party
13ROYKSOPP f/ SUSANNE SUNDFORNever Ever
74NEIKEDSexual
115MURA MASA F/ A$AP ROCKYLovesick
296SIGMA f/ BIRDYFind Me
897MARSHMELLO f/ WRABELRitual
28YEARS & YEARSMeteorite
109PET SHOP BOYSSay It To Me
410MARTIN GARRIX f/ BEBE REXHAIn The Name Of Love

Monthly Urban  

LCTCArtistSong
11THE WEEKND f/ DAFT PUNKStarboy
22THE WEEKNDFalse Alarm
53ALICIA KEYS f/ A$AP ROCKYBlended Family
NEW 4CHILDISH GAMBINORedbone
505A TRIBE CALLED QUESTWe The People
46SOLANGECranes In The Sky
107RIHANNALove On The Brain
68DRAKEFake Love
79ZAY HILFIGERRR & ZAYION MCCALLJuJu On The Beat
36210THE WEEKNDParty Monster

Rock Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
21GHOSTSquare Hammer
12GREEN DAYBang Bang
73HIGHLY SUSPECTMy Name Is Human
44METALLICAMoth Into Flame
325METALLICAAtlas Rise
96RED SUN RISINGAmnesia
227SHINEDOWNHow Did You Love
118DISTURBEDOpen Your Eyes
129AVENGED SEVENFOLDThe Stage
10810STARSETMonster

Country Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
21CARRIE UNDERWOODDirty Laundry
142LITTLE BIG TOWNBetter Man
93ERIC CHURCH f/ RHIANNON GIDDENSKill A Word
74KEITH URBANBlue Ain't Your Color
35LAUREN ALAINARoad Less Traveled
66MAREN MORRIS80's Mercedes
107FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE f/ TIM MCGRAWMay We All
118RAELYNNLove Triangle
19KENNY CHESNEY f/ PINKSetting The World On Fire
2110WILLIAM MICHAEL MORGANMissing

Ac Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
11ADELEWater Under The Bridge
802KELLY CLARKSONIt's Quiet Uptown
33THE WEEKND f/ DAFT PUNKStarboy
74ALICIA KEYS f/ A$AP ROCKYBlended Family
465EMELI SANDEBreathing Underwater
96BRUNO MARS24K Magic
27THE CHAINSMOKERS f/ HALSEYCloser
128MAROON 5 f/ KENDRICK LAMARDon't Wanna Know
69SOLANGECranes In The Sky
510JUSTIN TIMBERLAKECan't Stop The Feeling

Alternative Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
311THE XXOn Hold
22BASTILLESend Them Off!
153HIGHLY SUSPECTMy Name Is Human
34BLINK 182She's Out Of Her Mind
15RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSGo Robot
56EMPIRE OF THE SUNHigh And Low
117K.FLAYBlood In The Cut
78THE NAKED AND FAMOUSHigher
4909A TRIBE CALLED QUESTWe The People
69110MILKY CHANCECocoon

Aaa Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
11KINGS OF LEONWaste A Moment
32SAINT MOTELMove
583RAG'N'BONE MANHuman
404GREEN DAYStill Breathing
65JIMMY EAT WORLDSure And Certain
96THE SHINSDead Alive
27BASTILLEGood Grief
58THE HEAD AND THE HEARTAll We Ever Knew
249KENSINGTONDo I Ever
15110COLDPLAYEverglow