LCTCArtistSong
11OLIVIA RODRIGODriver's License
22THE WEEKNDSave Your Tears
33TAYLOR SWIFTWillow
64FOO FIGHTERSWaiting On A War
115ROYAL BLOODTyphoons
46KINGS OF LEONThe Bandit
57KYLIE MINOGUE & DUA LIPAReal Groove
448JESSIE WARERemember Where You Are
89FOO FIGHTERSNo Son Of Mine
710SZAGood Days
1511TAYLOR SWIFT f/ HAIMNo Body, No Crime
1412HARRY STYLESTreat People With Kindness
913MILEY CYRUS f/ DUA LIPAPrisoner
1214BILLIE EILISHTherefore I Am
1015ED SHEERANAfterglow
1816LONDON GRAMMARLose Your Head
1617ARIANA GRANDE34 + 35
1318JUSTIN BIEBERAnyone
3519TIESTOThe Business
2220HARRY STYLESGolden
4621NATHAN EVANS, 220 KID & BILLEN TEDWellerman
2622CELESTELove Is Back
1723DUA LIPALevitating
4024CLEAN BANDIT f/ IANN DIORHigher
2325STEPSTo The Beat Of My Heart
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Mar 1
A Battle at the Top could be Brewing, but not Quite Yet. And Your Little Dog Toto, Too.

“Driver’s License” widens its lead, on 53 of the 182 charts tracked during this period. It’ll be interesting to see what happens on the next chart as Dua Lipa’s “We’re Good” debuts at #30 with one week under its belt. With her track record over the last year, it will be a battle for the top spot on the next chart. I don’t really see any other challengers between the two.

The Foo Fighters keep 2 songs in the top 10 as “Waiting On A War” moves up two to #4 and “No Son of Mine” drops one to #9. Taylor Swift almost has two titles in the top 10 with “No Body, No Crime” jumps 15-11.

Harry Styles inches closer to the top 10 (14-12) but may not have a fifth song from “Fine Line” reach that level. Though the song reached the top 10 in airplay in the UK recently, it did not make the official UK chart. Overall, it has performed best in Central and South America plus New Zealand.

Jessie Ware vaults 44-8 to become her third song to hit the top 10 from the album “What’s Your Pleasure?”. I overlooked this song at first but admit its slinky ‘70s vibe is a welcome addition to the chart.

DJ/Producer 220 Kid has his hands in 2 songs that enter the top 25 this week. The Tiesto song “The Business” (35-19) has been a major hit across the world and 220 Kid has provided a remix. There is also a version titled “The Business, Pt. II” featuring American rapper Ty Dolla $ign. The 19th century sea shanty song “Wellerman” (46-21) sung by Nathan Evans got the remix treatment from 220 Kid as well, which brought the song to #2 in the UK. The other contributors to the song, Billen Ted are a production duo that came from the world of Death Metal, of all things.

British songstress Celeste rises into the BR250 top25 for a second time with “Love Is Back” (26-22). The song is featured on Beyond Radio’s January Soul Pick list on Spotify, one of my favorite playlists to put together. It’s a mix of Retro Soul, Disco, Chill and anything that fits into a mellow, soulful groove. Last year her “Stop This Flame” peaked at #14.

Clean Bandit improves on the performance of their previous single ”Tick Tock”’s #30 peak, moving up to #24 with “Higher”, their collab with it guy Iann Dior who just came off the international smash “Mood” with 24KGoldn. Close behind, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man has the highest entry in the top 100 at #27. Highlighting again the disparity between airplay and chart performance, the song is top 5 in airplay in the UK but only managed to make it to #75 on the official UK chart.

 

The latest Podcast, 40 Years of Toto

The third in our Now and Then trilogy, we have some fun with Toto and Weezer. Though we start off with Jeff's refusal to listen to the first song we do find our happy place pretty quickly. In the end he finds his Toto sweet spot, especially with a song that wasn't included originally.

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Feb 25
Another Now and Then Podcast plus the February 23, 1991 Personal Chart Blog

This is a nice quick episode with the question, are Night Ranger hair metal or are they not? We do manage a couple of asides from the main discussion. A country song kept a newer Night Ranger song from #1 on my personal chart which I did not subject Jeff to, but I do include it here.

 

My Personal Chart Blog, 1991

 

For this month’s blog, I thought I’d start with a comparison between by 1991 chart and my current week’s chart.

February 23, 1991

See the chart here

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

LW/TW/ARTIST/SONG/PEAK/WEEKS

2 1 JELLYFISH That Is Why 1 10

The last time I was writing about this era in September I wrote a lot about Power Pop and Jellyfish specifically. This song was the first of theirs to reach #1 on my chart. It was their second top 20 on the Modern Rock radio chart, peaking at #11. This was preceded on my chart by 3 top 12 songs, “The King Is Half Undressed #8, “Now She Knows I’m Wrong” #12, and “The Man I Used To Be” #8. In the end, most of their debut album “Bellybutton” would hit my chart including “I Wanna Stay Home” (55), “Calling Sarah” (131-debut), and their biggest Pop hit “Baby’s Coming Back”, which would make my top 10 in the spring.

1 2 EMF Unbelievable 1(2) 13

An across-the-board international success, many would consider the band a one-hit-wonder though they had a number of songs do well in the UK and the follow-up single, “I Believe” (25) reached #1 on the Modern Rock chart. Andrew Dice Clay’s voice was sampled, the “Oh” at the beginning and in front of the chorus is him. This was a great time for Alt-Dance music and my chart this week reflects that with roughly 20-25 songs falling under that umbrella.

3 3 SEAL Crazy 3(3) 13

This song fits into that mold with its pulsating rhythm and its ebbing and flowing keyboard line. It also adds a Funk and Soul vibe to the mix, just a really intoxicating song. It was also a huge international success, #1 in numerous countries, #2 in the UK, and #7 on the Hot 100. The debut album was certainly more cutting edge than the rest of his ‘90s output with songs like “Killer”

5 4 BREATHE Does She Love That Man? 4 15

This ballad was the last single by the UK band and was aided by its bluesy guitar. Not a big hit here, only reaching #34 on the Hot 100. It didn’t even chart in the UK. The band actually did better in the States overall with 3 top 10 singles in 1988 and 1989 (“Hands To Heaven”, “How Can I Fall?” and “Don’t Tell Me Lies”), all of which did well for me. In the fall of 1990, they also made my top 10 with the horn-laden shuffler “Say A Prayer”.

8 5 THE FARM All Together Now 5 13

This Brit band’s debut album “Spartacus” was a #1 album in the UK after this song and “Groovy Train” (48) both went top 6 the previous year. This also made the Modern Rock top 10 in April ‘91. The band was also part of the Alt-Dance movement at the time.

9 6 INDIGO GIRLS Welcome Me 6 8

The harmonies of Emily Saliers and Amy Ray were favorites of mine from the release of “Closer To Fine” through the mid-90s. Their collaboration with Michael Stipe, “Kid Fears”, was my #1 song of the year in 1989. This one was my favorite from their album “Nomads, Indians, Saints”. “World Falls” (104) was falling from its #25 peak and the lead single “Hammer And A Nail” just missed my top 40 at #41.

6 7 CELINE DION Where Does My Heart Beat Now 6 12

In 1990 2 big female voices emerged on the scene, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion. Though “Vision Of Love” was a great debut single, my relationship with Carey waned relatively quickly while Dion was a sustained chart performer for me. Carey clearly won the Pop battle (she stands as the #4 artist of all-time on the Billboard Hot 100 though Dion places at #87, so not shabby at all). 4 of Dion’s songs have made my top 25 of the year: “Tell Him” with Barbra Streisand, “Shadow of Love”, “Ain't Gonna Look The Other Way” and the fantastic “Taking Chances”.

4 8 DREAM WARRIORS My Definition Of A Boombastic Jazz Style 1 14

Hip Hop is not a regular genre on my chart and usually when a song appeared it had a quirky bent to it. This is so true of this song from the Canadian trio, my #19 song of 1991. The early ‘90s was the time of a Jazz-Rap sub-genre that did have some gravitational pull with me. The instrumentation of this song is irresistible, bringing a ‘60s lounge vibe to it. It actually samples the 1962 Quincy Jones song “Soul Bossa Nova”. This was a huge song for husband John (he had a fascination with lounge music in the ‘90s) and our circle of friends. It did go top 25 on Modern Rock and top 15 the UK, Sweden, and Switzerland but it didn’t chart in their homeland.

7 9 JUDE COLE House Full Of Reasons 1(2) 13

I wrote a bit about Jude Cole on last year’s blog page. I would say he was my favorite Pop-Rock artist during the first half of the ‘90’s. If you are a fan of Bryan Adams this album would totally appeal to you. This was the sixth song from his album “A View From 3rd Street” to chart and the first of his to go to #1. On it’s heals “This Time It’s Us” (35) would follow to the summit. The last 3 songs from the album would chart as well with “Get Me Through The Night” making it 3 at #1. In January this year he released his first album since 2000, “Coup De Main”, which is a bit folkier and I’m just starting to digest. On it he does a cover of the song “Starry Eyes” a 1979 almost top 40 song by the Records. He was briefly a member of that band in 1980.

11 10 JESUS JONES International Bright Young Thing 10 8

Coming out of the same Alt-Dance pool as EMF, this band had just come off the huge “Right Here, Right Now” which had spent 2 weeks at #1 on my chart in December. That song was about the end of the cold war and was originally titled Nelson as it was inspired by Prince (Roger Nelson’s) 1987 hit “Sign ‘O The Times”. The band was associated with an Alternative sub-sub-genre Grebo that had a short shelf-life. ‘Young Thing’ and “Who?, Where? Why?” (148-debut) were more indicative of the style, a mix of Punk, EDM, Hip-Hop and Industrial. 2 other Grebo bands land back-to-back further down the list. Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine’s “Bloodsport For All” (100) and Pop Will Eat Itself’s “X, Y & Zee” (101). That band took the moniker to heart with songs like “Grebo Guru” and “Oh Grebo, I Think I Love You”.

12 11 THE KLF 3 AM Eternal 11 7

The lines of these Alt-Dance sub-genres are so very blurry that they all fit under the larger umbrella. This time was probably one of my favorites for the melding of Alt-Rock and Dance. It had more of a bite than the earlier danceable New Wave, though some of the ‘80s product in that realm had a more sinister feel. The KLF started out in 1987 and the JAMS (Justified Ancients Of Mumu) and in 1988 scored a UK #1 as the Timelords with “Doctorin’ The Tardis”. That song was a mix of the “Doctor Who” theme song, Gary Glitter’s “Rock and Roll (part two)” and the song “Blockbuster” by Sweet. The JAMS label was named KLF Communications and that is what led to future songs under the name the KLF. This song was originally recorded in 1988 and ‘Ancients of Mumu’ is a predominant line in the song. The song reached #5 on the Hot 100 and in early 1992 they almost returned to the top 10 with the #11 “Justified and Ancient (Stand By The JAMS)” with Tammy Wynette. Clearly, they could not release their schtick, and the sub-title winks at her signature hit “Stand By Your Man”. Always achingly trying to be clever, the tongue in cheek of the sample-heavy KLF’s name is that it stands for Kopyright Liberation Front.

10 12 WHITNEY HOUSTON All The Man That I Need 10 12

The next 4 songs are all ballads. This song originally appeared on a 1982 Linda Clifford album and was written by the team of Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore who were responsible for much of the music from the movie “Fame” in 1980. 2 of the songs from that soundtrack were co-written by Lesley Gore (of the 1963 #1 hit “It’s My Party”), “Out Here On My Own” and “Hot Lunch Jam” (The KLF should have jumped on that remake). Michael Gore is Lesley’s younger brother. After Clifford contributed the vocal to the song “Red Light” for the soundtrack, the songwriters worked with her on her next album. Houston’s version totally took the song to another level.

17 13 HALL & OATES Don't Hold Back Your Love 13 9

In essence, this was the last hit by the powerhouse duo. It only peaked at #41 on the Hot 100, following the #11 “So Close” but it did make the top 5 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The original version of ‘Close’ was co-written by Hall and George Green who also co-wrote John Mellencamp’s “Hurts So Good”. The final version got an assist from Jon Bon Jovi and producer Danny Kortchmar who had been working on the “Blaze Of Glory” sessions. This one was co-written by Richard Page of Mr. Mister.

24 14 RICK ASTLEY Cry For Help 14 6

The lead single from Astley’s third album “Free” was his first real ballad to be a hit (and his last top 10 in the States). The gospel-tinged song was by far my favorite tune by Astley, ending up as my #15 of 1991 during its original run on my personal chart. In another co-writing scenario, his writing partner was Rob Fisher of Naked Eyes and Climie Fisher fame. In 1983 the Naked Eyes song “Promises Promises” was my #1 song of the year. Though I was only so-so on their hit “Always Something There To Remind Me”, the album was a standout for me, bringing 4 other songs into my top 10, including a second #1 “I Could Show You How”.

18 15 STYX Show Me The Way 15 12

Like Hall & Oates, 1991 saw the last appearances in the upper reaches of the Hot 100 for Styx. This inspirational ballad, written as a sort of hymn for Dennis DeYoung’s son, rode to #3 and became connected to the Gulf War and resurrected after the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001. It was the second single from “Edge Of The Century”, after “Love Is The Ritual” made the Rock top 10 in the fall of 1990. The third single, “Love At First Sight” brought them to #25 on the Hot 100.

February 21, 2021

The biggest difference between 1991 and 2001 on my chart is the lack of the Alt-dance that was prevalent back then and the introduction of Country, though there are a couple of danceable songs on this top 15. There is also, except for one juggernaut of a song, no songs that would be deemed as a current hit.

LW/TW/ARTIST/SONG/PEAK/WEEKS

1 1 FEE WAYBILL Faker 1(3) 8

The lead singer of the Tubes surprised me with this blistering track co-written by Richard Marx. The beginning of 2021 was seeing an absence of big songs for me as songs had been lingering on my chart a little longer than normal. Once this one clicked a few weeks ago it made the jump from 25-1. 40 years ago, his band was experiencing their first real mainstream success with “Talk To Ya Later” becoming a top 10 Rock hit (surprisingly only bubbling under the Hot 100 at #101) and their top 40 pop entry “Don’t Want To Wait Anymore”. Through the latter half of the ‘70’s they had some underground success and one minor hit “Don’t Touch Me There”. With the 1981 album “The Completion Backward Principle” they teamed up with producer David Foster and on ‘Later’ Steve Lukather of Toto which led to a combo of Pop sheen and their well-known quirkiness (“Sushi Girl”), a winning combination.

2 2 ALL STAR UNITED Take Me Away 2 15

My blog writing and podcast production has brought me many songs from the past that were forgotten or are new to me. I just this month started an oldie’s chart on Beyond Radio as there are other personal charters that feature older songs on their charts as well. This late ‘90s Christian Rock band had 13 songs on my personal chart between 1998 and 2010. This track is from the 2007 album “Love And Radiation” and becomes the band’s highest-charting song for me, pushing past the #3 “Worldwide Socialites Unite” in 2000 (not available on Spotify).

6 3 MCFLY Tonight Is The Night 3 11

This British Pop band is named after Marty McFly from “Back To The Future”. This is their first top 10 on my chart. In the UK they have had 19 top 10’s with 7 of those going to #1 since 2004. One of those #1’s was “Baby’s Coming Back” in 2007, a remake of the 1991 Jellyfish song (not available on Spotify).

9 4 BLAKE SHELTON Minimum Wage 4 4

This song saw some controversy upon its release, a millionaire singing about minimum wage, but it was ill-conceived when listening to the lyrics; “your love is money, you make a man feel rich on minimum wage”. I was instantly drawn to the propulsive upbeat Country-Rock of this tune, a certain #1 for me. It would be his third #1 for me and already his ninth top 5.

3 5 HARRY STYLES Treat People With Kindness 1(4) 25

What was a year ago a moderately successful song on my chart, ‘Kindness” has turned into a major hit for me. The superbly adorable video released on January 1 brought me such joy and its message was undeniable after the year we have had. I also experienced some of the nuances of the song that I had missed (the bongos and fuzzy guitar towards the end), even with a feature on a podcast episode. A lyric like “I don’t need all the answers, feeling good in my skin, I’ll just keep dancing” just adds to the allure. I love his old soul vibe. The video also made me fall in love with Phoebe Waller-Bridge and made me watch “Fleabag” finally.

7 6 BLACK STONE CHERRY Again 6 13

This is a second-generation Southern Rock band; co-founder John Fred Young is the son of the Kentucky Headhunters Richard Young. Not always a go-to genre, in 2012 they spent 2 weeks at #1 with “In My Blood”, their highest charter on the Rock radio chart and their only top 10.

4 7 HOT CHIP f/ JARVIS COCKER Straight To The Morning 2 15

21 years in and the UK synthpop band finally makes my top 10 for the first time, peaking at #2 a couple weeks ago. Joe Goddard spends time between Hot Chip and 2 Bears who made my top 40 in 2016 with another disco-y track “Not This Time”. Member Alan Doyle also splits time with LCD Soundsystem. That band’s song “Tonite”, my #4 song of 2018, was extensively analyzed on the Dec. 26, 2019, episode of Beyond Radio Presents. See Alt-Dance has made its appearance in 2021.

8 8 THE TEMPER TRAP Thick As Thieves 8 11

Another older title discovered from my blog writing is from the Australian band’s 2016 album of the same name. The song “Alive” from that album was the band’s sole #1 on my chart, though “Fader” and “Sweet Disposition” made my top 10 in 2010.

46 9 OLIVIA RODRIGO Driver's License 9 4

The emotional impact of this massive hit is not lost on me. The anguish in her voice, especially towards the end, is impressive. The amount of sad and sad-sounding songs that are big hits these days does not speak to me (see Harry Styles) but sometimes it is appropriate.

15 10 MERCYME Say I Won't 10 6

This Oklahoma band has been a force on Christian radio for 2 decades now. This week they notch another top 10 for me. Of their 16 top 25 songs on my chart, 6 have risen to #1 and another to #2. This seems destined for at least the top 5.

20 11 KEITH URBAN Forever 11 4

Could my king of the Country genre score an 18th #1 song on my chart? I was thinking the latest album “The Speed Of Now, Part 1” might not even get a top 10 though “Out The Cage” snuck up to #9. Again, definitely looking at the top 5, we’ll know over the next month or so. If it does, it’ll be the big ending to the song that does it. Love me some wailing guitar.

5 12 RED RUM CLUB The Elevation 3(2) 15

Extensive use of trumpet sets this indie Brit-Pop band apart and adds a fun factor. Their first top 10 for me but they have reached my chart 4 times in the last 2 years

13 13 THE SCORE f/ AWOLNATION Carry On 13 20

This song has spent 10 weeks in my top 20 without making the top 10, an interesting circumstance. The L.A. duo has a decidedly Imagine Dragons vibe but this one is more enjoyable for me than any recent Dragons song.

14 14 STEPS What The Future Holds 14 16

The UK’s late ‘90s version of Abba came back in 2017 and again in 2020 with 2 back-to-back #2 UK albums. They perform reliable Dance-Pop but this is the first time they’ve reached my top 50.

10 15 HONORARY ASTRONAUT Final Dream Machine 5 20

A side project for the Dear Hunter’s mastermind Casey Crescenzo, this doesn’t feel that off from that band’s expansive theatrical rock. Once I discovered that band in 2016, they racked up 16 top 20’s on my chart by the end of 2019. Of those 6 went to #1.

It’s hard to say which top 15 is more diverse. One side note, even though they are not in my current top 15, members of Jellyfish are on my current chart as the Lickerish Quartet. They have 2 songs moving up my chart right now from their second EP “Threesome, Vol. 2”; “Sovereignty Blues” at #26 and “Do You Feel Better” at #47, while “Lighthouse Spaceship” spent 3 weeks at #1 in September. As a solo artist Roger Manning Jr. also reached #1 for 3 weeks in November with “The Quickening” and his “Operator” is still week’s #35. After a 25 year plus absence, it’s like an old friend has come back into your life.

Feb 18
New Beyond Radio Presents Podcast: Now and Then - Kim Wilde

The first in a series of 3 side stage episodes that feature music from different times of an artist's career. Kim Wilde came on the scene in 1981, has been releasing music for going on 40 years, her music recent new music in 2018, and a live album in 2019.

We also sidestep into a conversation about radio in Boston in the '80s. It was a great time for radio and a great city for it.
Feb 15
This Month's Trending Chart Rocks out and Chills out Simultaneously, A New Chart, and the Alt Sub-Genres

These are the top 100 songs that are making gains at mid-month

Beyond Radio’s Trending 100, January 2021

Listen on Spotify

POS/ARTIST/SONG

1              ROYAL BLOOD   Typhoons

While “Trouble’s Coming” sits atop the Rock airplay chart in the States, this second groovy single by the band makes a nice move from 172-11 on the BR250. Hungary seems to like the song, it made the top 10 there at #8. They also made the Trending 100 at #84 collaborating with Run The Jewels on “The Ground Below”.

2              FOO FIGHTERS  Waiting On A War

The third single from “Medicine At Midnight” reached the Rock airplay top 10 this week while the album debuts at #3 on the Billboard 200. The blistering “No Son of Mine” lands at #13 Trending while both songs move into the BR250 top 10 at #6 and #8.  A third song, “Making A Fire” sneaks in at #87 this week.

3              CLEAN BANDIT f/ IANN DIOR       Higher

This song debuts on the BR250 at #40 this week. Dior just came off a #1 song with 24KGoldn’s “Mood” and Clean Bandit’s previous “Tick Tock” went to #30 on the BR250 and #2 on the airplay chart in the UK. This song was co-written by Dan Smith, the lead singer of Bastille.

4              OLIVIA RODRIGO              Driver's License

This juggernaut moved up to #1 on the BR250 this week. Part of the bedroom pop movement spearheaded by Billie Eilish, the song references her true-life circumstances, of which Sabrina Carpenter (at #30 trending with “Skin”) is a part of.

5              JESSIE WARE       Remember Where You Are

The seventh single from Ware’s album “What’s Your Pleasure” returns to the BR250 at #44. The sultry tune is one of nine from the album that have appeared on the BR250, 5 of those making the top 50. The album appeared on a myriad of best of 2020 lists including Rolling Stone (#9 of the year) and USA Today (#3).

6              NATHAN EVANS, 220 KID & BILLEN TED   Wellerman

A year ago, I doubt anyone would think a 19th century sea shanty song would reach #2 in the UK (well in the UK anything is possible). Evans started posting his versions of these songs on TikTok and a movement was born.

7              KINGS OF LEON The Bandit

Well, this month rock is not dead with 3 songs in the Trending top 10. The song is on the cusp on entering the Alternative airplay top 10 with Weezer’s “All My Favorite Songs” (#18) right on its heels.

8              ARLO PARKS       Hope

This British singer-songwriter’s retro Soul has brought 5 titles to the BR250 over the last year, including AAA charting “Hurt” which peaked at #46 on the BR250. “Hope” bows at #84 this week on that list, with the song “Caroline” five places ahead at #79. Wiki also attributes bedroom pop to her genre list.

9              LONDON GRAMMAR      Lose Your Head

Fitting into a similar lane, the ethereal dream pop of this trio, brings a third song to the BR250 top 30 in the last six months. Their album “Californian Soil’ is scheduled for release in early April.

10           SZA        Good Day

More dreaminess here. The R&B songstress just made the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 for the third time (and first solo single) last week with this song. She had previously reached #7 collaborating with Kendrick Lamar on with “All The Stars” in 2018 and in 2017 with Maroon Five on “What Lovers Do”.

11           SILK CITY f/ ELLIE GOULDING      New Love

Silk City is the superstar DJ duo of Diplo and Mark Ronson. In late 2018 they reached #3 on the BR250 with the Dua Lipa sung “Electricity”.

12           YEARS & YEARS It's A Sin

This week’s trending songs are heavy on the chill (and rock). This is a stripped down version of the Pet Shop Boys hit. Lead singer Olly Alexander is the lead character the TV series of the same name, depicting ‘80s era gay life.

13           FOO FIGHTERS  No Son Of Mine

14           SAM FELDT f/ KESHA       Stronger

15           RAG 'N' BONE MAN         All You Ever Wanted

16           STEPS    To The Beat Of My Heart

17           CELESTE                Love Is Back

18           WEEZER                All My Favorite Songs

19           PALE WAVES      Easy

20           JASON DERULO f/ ADAM LEVINE               Lifestyle

21           CARDI B                Up

22           FKA TWIGS f/ HEADIE ONE & FRED AGAIN             Don't Judge Me

23           LANA DEL REY    Chemtrails Over The Country Club

24           CHEVELLE            Self Destructor

25           BILLIE EILISH & ROSALIA Lo Vas A Olvidar

See the full chart here

 

This week I introduce the Retro 100 which I started tracking in December. It will be a year to date chart and will also show the current week's position to the left. Below that is the top 25 this week. You can find the charts on their own page as well.

There are a handful of charts that track old songs and old titles show up occasionally on other charts, especially after an artist has passed. Also my chart has become increasingly influenced by older songs because of the podcasts and blog posts as I discover  or re-discover them. Hopefully you'll dive into some of these older songs as well.

Retro Top 100 (Old songs showing up on current personal charts)

TW/ 2021 YTD

14        1          THIRD DAY    What Good

44        2          THE STRUTS The Ol' Switcheroo

9          3          ALL STAR UNITED   Take Me Away

27        4          THE STRUTS Who Am I?

4          5          ALY & AJ       Potential Breakup Song (2020)

53        6          THIRD DAY    Sky Falls Down

30        7          THE STRUTS These Times Are Changing

64        8          PARACHUTE  Blame It On Me

3          9          MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE  Famous Last Words

56        10        DEXTER FREEBISH  Everybody Knows Somebody

61        11        KEITH URBAN          God Made Woman

8          12        ARABESQUE  Love Is Just A Game

21        13        THE TEMPER TRAP Thick As Thieves

19        14        ARCADE FIRE           Everything Now

31        15        SONS OF SYLVIA     50 Ways

6          16        JOHN MAYER            I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)

48        17        CAT STEVENS           Lady D'Arbanville

17        18        JOHN MAYER            Slow Dancing In A Burning Room

35        19        THIRD DAY    Otherside

63        20        CHRIS REA    Fool If You Think It's Over

95        21        DOVES            Broken Eyes

69        22        EVERCLEAR   The New York Times

            23        REBA MCENTIRE      Rumor Has It

15        24        BERLIN           A Matter Of Time

            25        THE STRUTS Put Your Money On Me

60        26        CRYSTAL GAYLE     You Never Miss A real Good thing

42        27        LORRAINE ELLISON            Stay With Me (Baby)

67        28        STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN           Dive

23        29        THE KLF f/ TAMMY WYNETTE       Justified And Ancient

45        30        ALL STAR UNITED   La La Land

            31        GEORGE HARRISON            All Things Must Pass

22        32        MIKE CURB CONGREGATION        Burning Bridges

77        33        ELTON JOHN            Come Down In Time

13        34        ABBA  Summer Night City

            35        MELISSA MANCHESTER      Midnight Blue (2020)

73        36        A SILENT FILM         Paralysed

86        37        GUSTER         This Is How It Feels To Have A Broken Heart

7          38        JOE JACKSON          Steppin' Out

            39        AC/DC Rock 'N Roll Train

            40        YVONNE ELLIMAN   Love Pains

            41        JOURNEY      Lights

57        42        JIGSAW          Sky High

71        43        TIMMY THOMAS       Why Can't We Live Together

62        44        REBA MCENTIRE      Fancy (Dave Aude Remix)

            45        GARY ALLAN            It Would Be You

            46        LEN BARRY   1-2-3

59        47        BASH & POP On The Rocks

            48        ACE OF BASE            Happy Nation

28        49        GIRLS ALOUD           I'll Stand By You

65        50        STEVEN TYLER        (It) Feels So Good

84        51        KEITH URBAN          Slow Turning

            52        HEART            Crazy On You

18        53        THE MONKEES         Daydream Believer

            54        CHARLEY PRIDE      Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'

20        55        VAN HALEN   I'm The One

            56        MOTHER MOTHER   Hayloft

1          57        SHINEDOWN  Save Me

            58        INSPIRAL CARPETS             This Is How It Feels

81        59        LIT      Night In The Life

2          60        FOO FIGHTERS         Something For Nothing

            61        ALPHAVILLE Big In Japan

            62        KITCHENS OF DISTINCTION          Drive That Fast

24        63        GENESIS        In Too Deep

47        64        THE SEAHORSES      Blinded By The Sun

            65        MOUNTAIN    Mississippi Queen

            66        LONDON GRAMMAR            Wasting My Young Years

52        67        DAVID BOWIE & PAT METHENY   This Is Not America

70        68        BARBRA STREISAND           Ordinary Miracles

68        69        GIANT Don't Leave Me In Love

32        70        BREAD            It Don't Matter To Me

76        71        HOODOO GURUS     Get Out Of Dodge

89        72        HONEYMOON SUITE           Find What You're Looking For

5          73        LED ZEPPELIN          Black Dog

            74        BERLIN           The Metro

10        75        BRAD PAISLEY         Who Needs Pictures

11        76        CARLY SIMON          You're So Vain

            77        SILVERCHAIR            Pins In My Needles

12        78        RICK SPRINGFIELD Love Is Gonna Come At Last

50        79        TOM JONES  With These Hands

80        80        THE SEAHORSES      Love Is The Law

16        81        THE RASPBERRIES  Overnight Sensation

83        82        SLASH f/ FERGIE      Beautiful Dangerous

            83        GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS        Ferry Across The Mersey

            84        NEW SEEKERS          Pinball Wizard

            85        SKILLET         The Resistance

78        86        DAVID NAIL   Desiree

            87        BLU CANTRELL        Hit 'Em Up Style

25        88        FERRANTE & TEICHER       Midnight Cowboy

26        89        BLUE PEARL Naked In The Rain

29        90        DARYL HALL Someone Like You

33        91        ZZ TOP           Tush

34        92        ALPHAVILLE Forever Young

            93        IKE & TINA TURNER           River Deep-Mountain High

36        94        FLEETWOOD MAC    Silver Springs

37        95        BILLY JOEL   Tell her About It

38        96        SUPREMES     Where Did Our Love Go

            97        THE KLF        3 A.M. Eternal

39        98        ELTON JOHN            Skyline Pigeon

            99        BONE THUGS-N HARMONY            Thuggish Ruggish Bone

40        100     FOO FIGHTERS         Best of You

 

February 15, 20201

YTD/TW

57        1          SHINEDOWN  Save Me

60        2          FOO FIGHTERS         Something For Nothing

9          3          MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE  Famous Last Words

5          4          ALY & AJ       Potential Breakup Song (2020)

73        5          LED ZEPPELIN          Black Dog

16        6          JOHN MAYER            I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)

38        7          JOE JACKSON          Steppin' Out

12        8          ARABESQUE  Love Is Just A Game

3          9          ALL STAR UNITED   Take Me Away

75        10        BRAD PAISLEY         Who Needs Pictures

76        11        CARLY SIMON          You're So Vain

78        12        RICK SPRINGFIELD Love Is Gonna Come At Last

34        13        ABBA  Summer Night City

1          14        THIRD DAY    What Good

24        15        BERLIN           A Matter Of Time

81        16        THE RASPBERRIES  Overnight Sensation

18        17        JOHN MAYER            Slow Dancing In A Burning Room

53        18        THE MONKEES         Daydream Believer

14        19        ARCADE FIRE           Everything Now

55        20        VAN HALEN   I'm The One

13        21        THE TEMPER TRAP Thick As Thieves

32        22        MIKE CURB CONGREGATION        Burning Bridges

29        23        THE KLF f/ TAMMY WYNETTE       Justified And Ancient

63        24        GENESIS        In Too Deep

88        25        FERRANTE & TEICHER       Midnight Cowboy

89        26        BLUE PEARL Naked In The Rain

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

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Alt Pop/Electro

1          1          BILLIE EILISH           Therefore I Am

49        2          LONDON GRAMMAR            Lose Your Head

5          3          GORILLAZ f/ BECK   The Valley Of The Pagans

8          4          THE BLEACHERS f/ BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN         Chinatown

9          5          THE KNOCKS f/ FOSTER THE PEOPLE    All About You

12        6          CANNONS      Fire For You

new     7          WEEZER         All My Favorite Songs

4          8          PALE WAVES             Change

new     9          PALE WAVES             Easy

7          10        THE AVALANCHES f/ MGMT & JOHNNY MARR The Divine Chord

 

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

1          1          KYLIE MINOGUE & DUA LIPA       Real Groove

4          2          SZA     Good Days

16        3          LONDON GRAMMAR            Lose Your Head

10        4          CELESTE        Love Is Back

new     5          JESSIE WARE           Remember Where You Are

6          6          ARLO PARKS             Caroline

new     7          ARLO PARKS             Hope

21        8          LOLA LENNOX          La La Love Me

17        9          GABRIELS      Love And Hate In A Different Time

2          10        KYLIE MINOGUE      Magic

 

Adult Leaning Alternative

12        1          KINGS OF LEON       The Bandit

4          2          GORILLAZ f/ BECK   The Valley Of The Pagans

new     3          FOO FIGHTERS         Waiting On A War

20        4          LONDON GRAMMAR            Lose Your Head

2          5          THE BLEACHERS f/ BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN         Chinatown

18        6          CANNONS      Fire For You

new     7          WEEZER         All My Favorite Songs

new     8          THE AVALANCHES f/ MGMT & JOHNNY MARR The Divine Chord

9          9          THE STROKES          The Adults Are Talking

new     10        LANA DEL REY         Chemtrails Over The Country Club

 

Alternative Hip Hop

new     1          FKA TWIGS f/ HEADIE ONE & FRED AGAIN        Don't Judge Me

4          2          RUN THE JEWELS f/ ROYAL BLOOD        The Ground Below

13        3          CLIPPING       96 Neve Campbell

41        4          SLOWTHAI f/ A$AP ROCKY            Mazza

10        5          YVES TUMOR            Kerosene

new     6          ASHNIKKO f/ KELIS Deal With It

6          7          SZA     Good Days

14        8          ASHNIKKO    Daisy

new     9          SERPENTWITHFEET             Fellowship

new     10        MADLIB          Road Of The Lonely Ones

 

Alt Rock

new     1          FOO FIGHTERS         Waiting On A War

8          2          KINGS OF LEON       The Bandit

new     3          ROYAL BLOOD         Typhoons

new     4          FOO FIGHTERS         No Son Of Mine

1          5          ROYAL BLOOD         Trouble's Coming

5          6          FOO FIGHTERS         Shame Shame

3          7          TEENAGE WRIST      Taste Of Gasoline

new     8          CHEVELLE     Self Destructor

12        9          KENNYHOOPLA f/ TRAVIS BARKER         Estella

7          10        TEENAGE WRIST      Earth Is A Black Hole

 

Underground

new     1          MOGWAI         Ritchie Sacramento

18        2          LIFE ON VENUS        Everything Ends Here

new     3          FKA TWIGS f/ HEADIE ONE & FRED AGAIN        Don't Judge Me

9          4          BIIG PIIG        Feels Right

new     5          YUNG Friends On Ice

2          6          BICEP Saku

3          7          THOM YORKE, BURIAL & FOUR TET       Her Revolution

16        8          THOM YORKE, BURIAL & FOUR TET       His Rope

1          9          BICEP Apricots

165     10        TOPOGRAPHIES        False Desire

 

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

1          1          TAYLOR SWIFT         Willow

2          2          TAYLOR SWIFT f/ HAIM      No Body, No Crime

5          3          PAUL MCCARTNEY  Find My Way

11        4          JULIEN BAKER         Faith Healer

3          5          LIAM GALLAGHER   All You're Dreaming Of

4          6          JADE BIRD    Headstart

7          7          COLDPLAY     Flags

8          8          CHRIS CORNELL      Watching The Wheels

10        9          CHRIS STAPLETON  Cold

6          10        FLEET FOXES           Can I Believe You

Feb 5
Another Look back at the Heartland

My Personal Chart Blog January 11, 1981

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Part 3, The Sound of the Heartland: A Cougar is Created and Jacksonville Means Everything to Southern Rock

DELBERT MCCLINTON/Giving It Up For Your Love (21)

By the time Delbert McClinton had his first and only Pop top 10 hit he was 40 years old. His first appearance on the Pop chart was in 1962 was playing harmonica on the #1 “Hey Baby” by Bruce Channel. It was Channel’s only top 40 hit. In 1965 the Lubbock, Texas native McClinton reached #97 as part of the duo The Ron-Dels with “If Really Want Me To I’ll Go” and in 1972 hit #90 as part of another duo Delbert & Glen with “I Received A Letter”. True to his Texas roots these songs all had a country bent to them.

I loved “Giving It Up For Love” and the b-side “My Sweet Baby”, both reaching the top 10 on my personal chart. ‘Giving’ was a blues/soul/pop confection, totally in the later Huey Lewis mode. ‘Baby’ employed a more prominent blues guitar, and both were heavy on the horns. At the time I thought ‘Baby’ would have been a great follow-up single choice (it’s not available on Spotify so seek it out on YouTube). Instead, they went with the more mid-tempo Country-Pop of “Shotgun Rider” which only managed a #70 peak. and then a ballad “Sandy Beaches” that just missed the Hot 100. He may have felt his blues chops were being diluted by the record company as he did not resurface until the late ‘80s when he was nominated for a Grammy for his 1989 live album “Live From Austin”.

Now 50, in 1991 he won a Grammy for his collaboration with “Bonnie Raitt” on the funky “Good Man, Good Woman” and in ’92 reached #13 on the rock chart with “Every Time I Roll The Dice”, while in ’93 his duet with Tanya Tucker “Tell Me About It” brought him to #4 on the country chart. Since then, he has won 3 more Grammys, the last in 2019. Nice later in life accomplishments. While cataloging all the music I own as I move things into my new music studio, I came across a cd single from another Texas blues rocker Ian Moore from 1993. It features 2 songs, “How Does It Feel” (which I remembered upon listening) and “Nothing”, plus 2 interviews. I’m surprised he did not make any inroads on the rock chart. I’ve added a couple of his songs to my current playlist including the slow burn “Satisfied”.

At this time in 1981, one of the biggest purveyors of heartland music was establishing his presence with his second album (well sort of). In late 1979 Indiana’s John Cougar (Mellencamp) debuted on the Hot 100 with “I Need A Lover”, which at the time, I was completely in love with. It was an interesting song in that the album version had a 2:28 instrumental intro that varied in intensity before kicking into the vocal. It was my #12 of the year back then but lost some of its luster when I re-did my 1980 charts last year.

In late 1980 the lead single from his album “Nothing Matters And What If It Did”, “This Time” (90) was an instant pleaser for me and reached #1 on my personal chart. It fits in nicely with the McClinton hit, no horns, but just an easy-going heartland slice of Pop-Rock. This was actually his fifth album. In 1976 his actual first, “Chestnut Street Incident”, was a commercial bomb, he was then known as Johnny Cougar. That name was bestowed on him by his manager Tony DeFries (who was also David Bowie’s manager), which he did not know about until he saw the album cover. He objected but was told it would not be released if they didn’t go with the name. He relinquished.

With the poor sales of that album, his label MCA refused to release his second album “The Kid Inside” and dropped him. He signed with UK label Riva Records (which he stayed with until 1985) founded by Rod Stewart’s manager Billy Gaff, and released “A Biography” in the UK and Australia only in 1978. That album included “I Need A Lover” and the song became a top 5 hit in Australia. It would also appear stateside on his next album, 1979’s “John Cougar”. Pat Benatar covered the song on her 1979 debut album as well. After the success of Mellencamp’s “American Fool” album in 1982 DeFries, his former manager, released the shelved “The Kid Inside” in 1983 to capitalize on his success while “A Biography” was remastered and released in the States in 2005.

Early songs like “American Dream” and “Born Reckless” are really not bad at all but Mellencamp is not a fan of his early music, and even with ‘Nothing Matters’ he said, “he takes no credit for that record” and of the label he said, “they thought I was going to turn into the next Neil Diamond”. “This Time” brought him into the top 30 on the Hot 100 for the second time at #27 (‘Lover’ reached #28). The second single “Ain’t Even Done With The Night” eclipsed that, going to #17. 3 other songs from the album would grace my personal chart, “Hot Night In A Cold Town” (56), “Don’t Misunderstand Me” and “Make Me Feel”. Of course, he really took off in ’82 with “Hurts So Good” and “Jack And Diane”, #2 and #1 respectively on the Hot 100. In total, he would make the top 10 on the Hot 100 10 times and the top 20 another 7 times. According to Joel Whitburn’s “Top Pop Singles” book, Mellencamp was the #9 artist of the ‘80s and #68 of all-time on the Hot 100 overall.

I could be hot and cold with his music, but he did make my top 60 of the year 4 more times with “Paper In Fire” in 1987, “Love And Happiness” in 1991, “Human Wheels” in ’93, and “Wild Night in ’94. Johnny Cash considered him one of the 10 best songwriters of all-time, and he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. In 1985 he was one of the organizers (along with Willie Nelson and Neil Young) of Farm Aid. The concert series has been going on yearly since then. The concerts have attracted a wide swath of artists from the Country, Rock, and Pop realms.

Another Indiana native, John Hiatt, shares a distinction with Mellencamp in that after his fourth album, 1980’s “Two Bit Monsters” failed to chart in the States (it did reach #41 in Sweden), he was dropped from his record label, MCA again. Over the years Hiatt has been associated with 6 different major labels before settling in with the label New West which focuses on Alt-Country, Indie Rock, and Americana claiming to be "for artists who perform real music for real people". Delbert McClinton has also been on that label. Hiatt came onto my radar in 1985 with the song “Living Just A Little, Laughing Just A Little”, a duet with Elvis Costello. Funny thing, his then record label Geffen dropped him after the album it was from failed to chart.

I just looked up the song’s chart performance on my own chart in 1985 and was surprised it only peaked at #34 the week of July 20, one position lower than another heartland rocker, “Tough All Over” by John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band. The song had a weird descent, meaning it wasn’t a natural incremental drop. It fell to 83 and stayed there for 2 weeks, then to 143 and stayed there for 2 weeks. 2 weeks later it was off the chart but what that indicates to me is that I was not ready to get rid of it quickly. Listening to it today I have a fonder memory of it than its chart peak would indicate. Back to Rhode Island’s John Cafferty and his band. They had a nice run of 4 top Rock 10 hits between ’84-’85, starting with “On The Dark Side” from the movie “Eddie and the Cruisers”.

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Beyond Radio Tim’s Top 150, February 21, 2021

LW/TW/ARTIST/SONG/PEAK/WEEKS
1 1 FEE WAYBILL Faker 1(3) 8
The lead singer of the Tubes surprised me with this blistering track co-written by Richard Marx. The beginning of 2021 was seeing an absence of big songs for me as songs had been lingering on my chart a little longer than normal. Once this one clicked a few weeks ago it made the jump from 25-1. 40 years ago, his band was experiencing their first real mainstream success with “Talk To Ya Later” becoming a top 10 Rock hit (surprisingly only bubbling under the Hot 100 at #101) and their top 40 pop entry “Don’t Want To Wait Anymore”. Through the latter half of the ‘70’s they had some underground success and one minor hit “Don’t Touch Me There”. With the 1981 album “The Completion Backward Principle” they teamed up with producer David Foster and on ‘Later’ Steve Lukather of Toto which led to a combo of Pop sheen and their well-known quirkiness (“Sushi Girl”), a winning combination.
2 2 ALL STAR UNITED Take Me Away 2 15
My blog writing and podcast production has brought me many songs from the past that were forgotten or are new to me. I just this month started an oldie’s chart on Beyond Radio as there are other personal charters that feature older songs on their charts as well. This late ‘90s Christian Rock band had 13 songs on my personal chart between 1998 and 2010. This track is from the 2007 album “Love And Radiation” and becomes the band’s highest-charting song for me, pushing past the #3 “Worldwide Socialites Unite” in 2000 (not available on Spotify).
6 3 MCFLY Tonight Is The Night 3 11
This British Pop band is named after Marty McFly from “Back To The Future”. This is their first top 10 on my chart. In the UK they have had 19 top 10’s with 7 of those going to #1 since 2004. One of those #1’s was “Baby’s Coming Back” in 2007, a remake of the 1991 Jellyfish song (not available on Spotify).
9 4 BLAKE SHELTON Minimum Wage 4 4
This song saw some controversy upon its release, a millionaire singing about minimum wage, but it was ill-conceived when listening to the lyrics; “your love is money, you make a man feel rich on minimum wage”. I was instantly drawn to the propulsive upbeat Country-Rock of this tune, a certain #1 for me. It would be his third #1 for me and already his ninth top 5.
3 5 HARRY STYLES Treat People With Kindness 1(4) 25
What was a year ago a moderately successful song on my chart, ‘Kindness” has turned into a major hit for me. The superbly adorable video released on January 1 brought me such joy and its message was undeniable after the year we have had. I also experienced some of the nuances of the song that I had missed (the bongos and fuzzy guitar towards the end), even with a feature on a podcast episode. A lyric like “I don’t need all the answers, feeling good in my skin, I’ll just keep dancing” just adds to the allure. I love his old soul vibe. The video also made me fall in love with Phoebe Waller-Bridge and made me watch “Fleabag” finally.
7 6 BLACK STONE CHERRY Again 6 13
This is a second-generation Southern Rock band; co-founder John Fred Young is the son of the Kentucky Headhunters Richard Young. Not always a go-to genre, in 2012 they spent 2 weeks at #1 with “In My Blood”, their highest charter on the Rock radio chart and their only top 10.
4 7 HOT CHIP f/ JARVIS COCKER Straight To The Morning 2 15
21 years in and the UK synthpop band finally makes my top 10 for the first time, peaking at #2 a couple weeks ago. Joe Goddard spends time between Hot Chip and 2 Bears who made my top 40 in 2016 with another disco-y track “Not This Time”. Member Alan Doyle also splits time with LCD Soundsystem. That band’s song “Tonite”, my #4 song of 2018, was extensively analyzed on the Dec. 26, 2019, episode of Beyond Radio Presents. See Alt-Dance has made its appearance in 2021.
8 8 THE TEMPER TRAP Thick As Thieves 8 11
Another older title discovered from my blog writing is from the Australian band’s 2016 album of the same name. The song “Alive” from that album was the band’s sole #1 on my chart, though “Fader” and “Sweet Disposition” made my top 10 in 2010.
46 9 OLIVIA RODRIGO Driver's License 9 4
The emotional impact of this massive hit is not lost on me. The anguish in her voice, especially towards the end, is impressive. The amount of sad and sad-sounding songs that are big hits these days does not speak to me (see Harry Styles) but sometimes it is appropriate.
15 10 MERCYME Say I Won't 10 6
This Oklahoma band has been a force on Christian radio for 2 decades now. This week they notch another top 10 for me. Of their 16 top 25 songs on my chart, 6 have risen to #1 and another to #2. This seems destined for at least the top 5.
20 11 KEITH URBAN Forever 11 4
Could my king of the Country genre score an 18th #1 song on my chart? I was thinking the latest album “The Speed Of Now, Part 1” might not even get a top 10 though “Out The Cage” snuck up to #9. Again, definitely looking at the top 5, we’ll know over the next month or so. If it does, it’ll be the big ending to the song that does it. Love me some wailing guitar.
5 12 RED RUM CLUB The Elevation 3(2) 15
Extensive use of trumpet sets this indie Brit-Pop band apart and adds a fun factor. Their first top 10 for me but they have reached my chart 4 times in the last 2 years
13 13 THE SCORE f/ AWOLNATION Carry On 13 20
This song has spent 10 weeks in my top 20 without making the top 10, an interesting circumstance. The L.A. duo has a decidedly Imagine Dragons vibe but this one is more enjoyable for me than any recent Dragons song.
14 14 STEPS What The Future Holds 14 16
The UK’s late ‘90s version of Abba came back in 2017 and again in 2020 with 2 back-to-back #2 UK albums. They perform reliable Dance-Pop but this is the first time they’ve reached my top 50.
10 15 HONORARY ASTRONAUT Final Dream Machine 5 20
A side project for the Dear Hunter’s mastermind Casey Crescenzo, this doesn’t feel that off from that band’s expansive theatrical rock. Once I discovered that band in 2016, they racked up 16 top 20’s on my chart by the end of 2019. Of those 6 went to #1.
11           16           STRUTS Who Am I?          11           15
22           17           JEFFERSON STARSHIP     It's About Time  17           8
12           18           THIRD DAY          What Good         1              17
19           19           KID BLOOM        Blood Sugar        19           10
33           20           ROYAL BLOOD   Typhoons            20           5
21           21           DES ROCS            This Is Our Life   21           11
23           22           THE WAR AND TREATY   Five More Minutes          22           12
24           23           BLACK STONE CHERRY    In Love With The Pain     23           12
18           24           HANSON              Nothing Like A Love Song              3(3)        13
25           25           THIRD DAY          Otherside            25           10
44           26           THE LICKERISH QUARTET               Sovereignty Blues            26           5
52           27           YOU ME AT SIX  Suckapunch        27           7
16           28           STRUTS These Times Are Changing           14           16
27           29           CAITLYN SMITH f/ OLD DOMINION           I Can't   27           19
31           30           W3APONS           Broken Promises              30           9
43           31           BOSTON MANOR             Brand New Kids 31           5
17           32           SEMISONIC         Basement Tapes               6              17
30           33           CHRIS STAPLETON           Cold       30           14
32           34           OSCAR LANG      Drinking Wine    32           15
37           35           ROGER MANNING JR.     Operator             35           13
50           36           KAMERON MARLOWE    Burn 'Em All        36           5
36           37           HARRY STYLES    Golden 35           10
38           38           TALK SHOW HOST            This Monologue               38           11
39           39           ALL STAR UNITED             La La Land           39           14
40           40           KEITH URBAN f/ PINK     One Too Many  40           15
42           41           DUA LIPA             Levitating            41           15
47           42           LARRY THE PINK HUMAN              Wasted Days (Inbetweens)          42           9
49           43           RUFUS WAINWRIGHT    Devils And Angels            43           7
28           44           CAITLYN SMITH Fix You  8              20
85           45           SMITH & BURROWS        Parliament Hill   45           3
34           46           WHY DON'T WE Fallin' (Adrenaline)          9              16
73           47           THE LICKERISH QUARTET               Do You Feel Better          47           6
29           48           MIRANDA LAMBERT       Fooled Around And Fell In Love  16           14
55           49           ROXETTE              Piece Of Cake    49           8
62           50           ERIC CHURCH     Hell Of A View   50           11
26           51           ROOSEVELT        Feels Right          11           14
56           52           GORILLAZ f/ BECK             The Valley Of The Pagans              52           12
60           53           THE KNOCKS f/ FOSTER THE PEOPLE         All About You     53           7
57           54           YUNGBLUD         Cotton Candy     54           6
64           55           TEENAGE WRIST               Taste Of Gasoline             55           6
41           56           DMA'S  Round & Around              39           12
72           57           THE SEAHORSES               Blinded By The Sun          57           5
86           58           BARRY GIBB f/KEITH URBAN        I've Gotta Get A Message To You               58           3
83           59           LUCAS HAMMING           Falling   59           3
59           60           CLEOPATRICK    Hometown         59           18
63           61           THE SNUTS         Fatboy Slim         61           7
45           62           MAMMOTH WVH            Distance               32           11
48           63           BBC CHILDREN IN NEED ALLSTARS             Stop Crying Your Heart Out          14           13
61           64           PEKING DUK f/ THE WOMBATS  Nothing To Love About Love       61           9
35           65           SONS OF SYLVIA               50 Ways               22           15
74           66           CLIENT LIASON  Intervention      66           12
69           67           LAWSON              Four Letters       67           17
70           68           KEITH URBAN    Live With             66           10
71           69           JOHNNY HATES JAZZ       New Day Ahead 69           16
51           70           TEBEY    Happened On A Saturday Night  48           21
80           71           HONORARY ASTRONAUT              Gold      71           6
58           72           FOR KING & COUNTRY f/ KIRK FRANKLIN & TORI KELLY     Together             55           10
76           73           BRKN LOVE         Crush    73           7
103         74           1927       Tell Me A Story 74           2
129         75           ALLIE X  Glam!    75           2
53           76           STRUTS The Ol' Switcheroo          5              17
81           77           BASH & POP       On The Rocks     77           7
77           78           HEARTRACER     Maniac 77           6
84           79           MAGIC GANG    Somebody Like You         79           4
98           80           HUNTER HAYES The One That Got Away 80           3
54           81           SPENCER ALBEE I'm Right Here   28           19
78           82           JESSIE WARE       What's Your Pleasure?   78           11
93           83           KITE       Hand Out The Drugs        83           5
66           84           AJR         Bang!    61           9
90           85           FOO FIGHTERS  Shame Shame   85           5
112         86           REZZ & GRABBITZ             Someone Else    86           4
88           87           CAMELPHAT f/ NOEL GALLAGHER             Not Over Yet      87           9
91           88           GWEN STEFANI Let Me Reintroduce Myself         88           6
92           89           TIM & THE GLORY BOYS Without A Prayer             89           9
141         90           MILLINGTON     Snow Miser/Heat Miser 90           2
96           91           SOFT SET              7 On Up               91           6
116         92           KYLIE MINOGUE               Real Groove       92           2
164         93           FOO FIGHTERS  Making A Fire     93           1
101         94           BALL PARK MUSIC            Spark Up!            94           4
89           95           SHINEDOWN      Creatures            89           11
68           96           TIM MCGRAW   Here On Earth    33           17
110         97           THE MAYFIELD FOUR      Eden (Turn The Page)     97           4
67           98           POWDERFINGER              Day By Day          20           21
106         99           PAUL MIDDLETON           When Love Takes Over  99           4
108         100         DECLAN MCKENNA         Rapture 100         4
137         101         FOO FIGHTERS  Waiting On A War            101         2
65           102         TEDDY SWIMS f/ THOMAS RHETT              Broke    36           16
104         103         REBA MCENTIRE               Fancy (Dave Aude Remix)             103         5
105         104         TEENAGE WRIST               Earth Is A Black Hole       104         8
75           105         MY KID BROTHER             Daydream           42           19
107         106         NOTHING BUT THIEVES  Phobia  106         5
122         107         ERIC PRYDZ         NOPUS 107         3
109         108         THE VAMPS        Last Night            98           8
111         109         GIANT   Don't Leave Me In Love 109         4
169         110         JIMMIE ALLEN f/ BRAD PAISLEY  Freedom Was A Highway              110         1
117         111         RAYE      Love Of Your Life              111         5
97           112         DOVES  Prisoners             1(2)        32
79           113         ROYAL BLOOD   Trouble's Coming             19           20
82           114         HEARTRACER     Sound Of Fear   3              21
132         115         SON MIEUX        1992       115         2
146         116         EELKE    I'm A Man           116         2
87           117         KYLIE MINOGUE               Say Something  1              28
123         118         TEN TONNES      Girl Are You Lonely Like Me?       118         3
100         119         BEND SINISTER  Why Can't We Be Happy?             97           8
113         120         SOUTHBOUND f/ SHANNON NOLL            Find Our Way     113         10
131         121         TEENAGE WRIST               Yellowbelly         121         2
new       122         STRUTS f/ JOE ELLIOT      I Hate How Much I Love You        122         1
150         123         JORDAN FELIZ    Next To Me        123         2
118         124         RITT MOMNEY  Put Your Records On       113         10
147         125         BARBRA STREISAND        Ordinary Miracles            125         2
99           126         THIRD DAY          Sky Falls Down  1(2)        24
139         127         BLACK VEIL BRIDES          Scarlet Cross      127         2
95           128         KYLIE MINOGUE               Dance Floor Darling         77           12
135         129         COCO & THE BUTTERFIELDS         Night Avenue    129         3
140         130         KING PRINCESS Only Time Makes It Human          130         3
136         131         LOLA LENNOX    La La Love Me    131         3
94           132         MICHIGANDER  Let Down             65           16
143         133         SMALLPOOLS     Simulation           133         4
119         134         ALL TIME LOW f/ BLACKBEAR      Monsters            106         7
new       135         QUANTIC             Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five            135         1
120         136         FLYTE     I've Got A Girl     109         7
144         137         MOLLY AND THE KRELLS Expectations      137         3
new       138         AARON LEE TASJAN         Up All Night        138         1
new       139         INGRID ANDRESS             Lady Like              139         1
new       140         RADKEY Seize     140         1
102         141         JASON DERULO Take You Dancing             60           15
138         142         QUANTIC             Theme From Selva           138         4
new       143         KEHLI     Hypnotized         143         1
148         144         COBI      Faith In Tomorrow           144         5
149         145         BIFFY CLYRO       Space    145         3
145         146         SMASH INTO PIECES        Bend The Rules 124         5
new       147         MOON FEVER    Cocaine 147         1
new       148         I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME          New Invention  148         1
124         149         KEITH URBAN    God Made Woman          23           16
125         150         HUNDREDTH      Out Of Sight        113         7
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Hot Ac Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
11TAYLOR SWIFTWillow
72OLIVIA RODRIGODriver's License
23THE WEEKNDSave Your Tears
64HARRY STYLESTreat People With Kindness
205TOM GRENNENLittle Bit Of Love
46HARRY STYLESGolden
57GWEN STEFANILet Me Reintroduce Myself
38MILEY CYRUS f/ DUA LIPAPrisoner
129JUSTIN BIEBERAnyone
810ED SHEERANAfterglow

Monthly Pop  

LCTCArtistSong
31OLIVIA RODRIGODriver's License
12THE WEEKNDSave Your Tears
213TAYLOR SWIFTWillow
44ED SHEERANAfterglow
25MILEY CYRUS f/ DUA LIPAPrisoner
66JUSTIN BIEBERAnyone
NEW 7NATHAN EVANS, 220 KID & BILLEN TEDWellerman
168HARRY STYLESTreat People With Kindness
129ARIANA GRANDE34 + 35
NEW 10CLEAN BANDIT f/ IANN DIORHigher

Monthly Dance  

LCTCArtistSong
11KYLIE MINOGUE & DUA LIPAReal Groove
152STEPSTo The Beat Of My Heart
NEW 3CLEAN BANDIT f/ IANN DIORHigher
594SILK CITY f/ ELLIE GOULDINGNew Love
495RITON & NIGHTCRAWLERSFriday
NEW 6SAM FELDT f/ KESHAStronger
1947SIA f/ DAVID GUETTAFloating Through Space
328ATB, TOPIC & A7SYour Love (9PM)
NEW 9SG LEWIS f/ NILE RODGERSOne More
3010ROOSEVELTStrangers

Monthly Urban  

LCTCArtistSong
11SZAGood Days
22THE WEEKNDSave Your Tears
NEW 3CARDI BUp
34SAWEETIE f/ DOJA CATBest Friend
65MEGAN THEE STALLIONBody
1536DOJA CATStreets
427MEGAN THEE STALLION f/ DABABYCry Baby
108BAD BUNNYDakiti
799SLOWTHAI f/ A$AP ROCKYMazza
510CARDI B f/ MEGAN THEE STALLIONWAP

Rock Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
241ROYAL BLOODTyphoons
62FOO FIGHTERSWaiting On A War
33FOO FIGHTERSNo Son Of Mine
124CHEVELLESelf Destructor
15ROYAL BLOODTrouble's Coming
196THE PRETTY RECKLESSAnd So It Went
57AC/DCRealize
28FOO FIGHTERSShame Shame
289KINGS OF LEONThe Bandit
810ARCHITECTSAnimals

Country Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
41THOMAS RHETTWhat's Your Country Song?
52INGRID ANDRESSLady Like
33MICHAEL RAYWhiskey And Rain
14MIRANDA LAMBERTSettling Down
25KELSEA BALLERINIHole In The Bottle
166ERIC CHURCHHell Of A View
157CAYLEE HAMMICKJust Friends
68CARLY PEARCENext Girl
99ASHLEY MCBRYDEMartha Divine
1210LAINEY WILSONThings A Man Oughta Know

Ac Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
NEW 1JESSIE WARERemember Where You Are
12KYLIE MINOGUE & DUA LIPAReal Groove
83STEPSTo The Beat Of My Heart
24PAUL MCCARTNEYFind My Way
115OLIVIA RODRIGODriver's License
346YEARS & YEARSIt's A Sin
NEW 7PINK & WILLOW SAGE HARTCover Me In Sunshine
178LOLA LENNOXLa La Love Me
NEW 9TAYLOR SWIFTWillow
NEW 10TAYLOR SWIFTLove Story (Taylor's Version)

Alternative Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
1041ROYAL BLOODTyphoons
12KINGS OF LEONThe Bandit
873FOO FIGHTERSWaiting On A War
34GORILLAZ f/ BECKThe Valley Of The Pagans
195LANA DEL REYChemtrails Over The Country Club
176KENNYHOOPLA f/ TRAVIS BARKEREstella
517WEEZERAll My Favorite Songs
NEW 8THE KNOCKS f/ FOSTER THE PEOPLEAll About You
29BILLIE EILISHTherefore I Am
610CANNONSFire For You

Aaa Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
51KINGS OF LEONThe Bandit
12TAYLOR SWIFT f/ HAIMNo Body, No Crime
133LONDON GRAMMARLose Your Head
24TAYLOR SWIFTWillow
215CELESTELove Is Back
46THE BLEACHERS f/ BRUCE SPRINGSTEENChinatown
NEW 7RAG 'N' BONE MANAll You Ever Wanted
NEW 8ARLO PARKSHope
NEW 9FOO FIGHTERSWaiting On A War
710GORILLAZ f/ BECKThe Valley Of The Pagans