In their 37th week since release Portugal The Man move to a new peak position although still 900 points behind the juggernaut that is Pink. “What About Us” does erode some but with “Feel It Still” only gaining modestly I expect she will continue at #1 for at least 1 more week. The next #1 may not even be in the top 5 right now. Outside the top 5, Ed Sheeran and Camilla Cabello are possible challengers.
Rita Ora makes a nice splash into the top 25 with “Anywhere”, up 178-25. The other movers into the top 25 belong to St. Vincent, Noel Gallagher and Charlie Puth.
For the 1st time in a long time a song enters the top 100 out of the box. At #98 the collab between Selena Gomez and Marshmello “Wolves” receives 18 adds, tying Rita Ora for most added over the last 2 weeks. There are other big moves into the top 100 including MGMT 1s song in 4 years at #38, the 3rd entry from Clean Bandit this year at #60, Franz Ferdinand at #74 (1st in 3 years) and the rock supergroup A Perfect Circle at #86 (again 4 years since last release).
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UR250 Nov. 6
Untapped Resources 250, Nov. 6 2017
8 1 RUNAWAY JUNE Wild West 538 1 14 After spending all 14 weeks since the inaugural UR chart Runaway June makes it to the top spot.
18 2 STEPS Dancing With A Broken Heart 533.9 2 3 The UK group makes a nice move to #2 and also stays in the top 20 with “Neon Blue” at #19.
17 3 KYGO f/ JUSTIN JESSO Stargazing 522.35 3 3 The Norwegian DJ released his 2nd album “Kids In Love” last Friday. The title track and most recent single featuring The Night Game may impact here in the coming weeks. It just reached #8 in Norway.
22 4 ALAN WALKER f/ DANNY SHAH The Spectre 520.3 4 3 Well look here, another Norwegian DJ moving up the chart, a recent #5 single in his homeland.
6 5 EVANESCENCE Imperfection 511.32 5 5 This song has charted in Canada so far and remains in the top 10 here.
34 6 JESSIE WARE Alone 510.88 6 3 A recent op 25 in the UK, the 3rd single from her newly released album “Glasshouse”.
28 7 SAM SMITH Pray 497.781 7 3 From another album released last Friday, this 2nd single from the album is a collaboration with Timbaland among others.
4 8 SHANIA TWAIN Swinging With My Eyes Closed 487.575 4 9 Twain spends a 5th week in the top 20.
45 9 MK 17 481.35 9 5 American DJ and producer is going on 30 years in the industry. He had a couple of dance club #1’s in the early 90’s.
1 10 RAE MORRIS Do It 474.76 1 5 95-1-10 but that’s how it goes on this chart.
16 11 ARCADE FIRE Creature Comfort 468.168 11 14 Starting to receive Alternative airplay and currently #62 on the BR250.
37 12 THE XX Dangerous 452.05 12 7 This is the 4th song to reach the BR250 from the album “I See You”. The 1st 3all made the top 60 with “On Hold” reaching #7.
7 13 WOLF ALICE Beautifully Unconventional 450.3 7 7 2 other songs from their latest album, “Heavenward” and “Yuk Foo” are in the current UR250.
12 14 JET & THE BLOODY BEETROOTS My Name Is Thunder 444.942 12 7 The song is starting to lose steam at Rock radio in the U.S. after peaking at #35.
2506 15 RITA ORA Anywhere 444.12 15 1 This song follows “Your Song” into the UK airplay top 10 this week and is trending at #69 on the unpublished BR250 as well.
13 16 RAELYNN Lonely Call 442.7 13 14
1495 17 MGMT Little Dark Age 433.98 17 1 The lead single and title track of the band’s upcoming 2018 album. It’s their 1st release in over 4 years.
33 18 HAIM Little Of Your Love 427.896 8 14 This song has been bouncing around the UR250’s top 100 since August when it peaked at #8. With increasing HtAC airplay t could graduate in the coming weeks.
15 19 STEPS Neon Blue 424.24 9 11
317 20 PINK f/ EMINEM Revenge 422.52 20 1 This is one of three songs from her latest album on the UR250 this week. The title track falls to #44 as exposure mounts on the BR250 and “Whatever You Want” hovers just outside the top 100.
11 21 EVERYTHING EVERYTHING Desire 413.55 11 9 As this descends the 3rd song from the band this year, “Night Of The Long Knives” enters the UR250 at #51.
21 22 THE HORRORS Something To Remember Me By 404.73 9 9 This song has remained in the top 30 for 2 months.
24 23 HURTS Ready To Go 402.12 6 7 This songs spends a 4th week in the BR250 at #83.
2 24 IMAGINE DRAGONS Whatever It Takes 401.452 2 14
3 25 WRABEL The Village 400 3 9 Both songs take a tumble but Imagine Dragons, at #46 on the unpublished BR250 this week stands a good chance of graduating from Untapped Resources in the next few weeks.
Beyond Radio Rock picks Nov. 2017
Type Rock picks Nov. 2017 (case sensitive)
These 4 songs are currently #’s 1, 4, 7and 9 on the Untapped Resources Rock chart.
FOO FIGHTERS The Line
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Feet Don't Fail Me
HARRY STYLES Kiwi
CAIRO KNIFE FIGHT A-Six/A-Two (10 year old band from New Zealand. The duo employs a Royal Blood style guitar/drum attack. The tracks on their current album “Seven” are either in ( ) or A-…)
2 Bands, Same Name, from Distinctly Different Parts of the World
AIRBAG Huracan/Gran Encuentro (3 brothers from Argentina whose debut album was released in 2004. Their style is pure melodic hard rock.)
AIRBAG Killer/Disconnected (Formed in the same year, the Norwegian quartets 2016 album “Disconnected” did not feature a song under 5 minutes. Their epic grandeur has been compared to Pink Floyd.)
KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND Baby Got Gone (Blues rocker from Shepherd. He has placed 7 albums at #1 on the Blues chart since 1995.)
NIGHT RANGER Running Out Of Time (This is the 3rd song from their most recent album to impact my personal chart and should enter my top 50 this week. The last 2 have reached #1 and #2 on my chart.)
THE DARK ELEMENT The Dark Element/My Sweet Mystery (Symphonic Metal from Finland. The lead singer Anette Olzon was the 2nd of 3 lead vocalists for the band Nightwish. Her stint was from 2007-2012. From that era “Amaranth” is 1of 13 #1 singles on the Finnish chart. )
New England Born and Bred
DIAMANTE Haunted (Another raucous and melodic rocker from the Italian-Mexican lady from the Boston suburbs.)
SORORITY NOISE No Halo (Hartford, Connecticut is the home of this 4 year old indie band.)
ADAM EZRA GROUP Life Of A Thief (Boston based Folk/Roots band who have found a friend in John Oates (Yes that John Oates). The two are frequent songwriting partners. This song has a Kid Rock feel to it.)
PAPA ROACH Born For Greatness (The 9th album from the 2 decade old band has spawned 2 top 3 songs this year including “American Dreams”. This one harkens back to their early days. They were one of the early purveyors of Rap Metal.)
BLACK ANGELS Comanche Moon (The Austin, Texas band specializes in Psychedelic Rock and took their name from a Velvet Undergound song “The Black Angel’s Death Song”.)
WAGE WAR Gravity (A melodic song from the Metalcore band from Ocala, Florida. They keep the screamo vocals to a minimum. Not true of their other stuff.)
BIG WRECK You Don’t Even Know (Another from the 20 year old Canadian band featured earlier this year.)
I Love the 70’s
THE SHEEPDOGS I've Got A Hole Where My Heart Should Be (This Canadian band is keeping 70’s style classic Rock alive with their heartland Rock sound.)
BITERS No Strangers To Heartache/1975 (Also working off of 70’s rock, this time Glam, Power Pop and Garage, this band hails from Atlanta. “1975” comes from their debut 2015 album.)
WHITE REAPER The World's Best American Band/Judy French (I hear some Cheap Trick in these songs along with a bit of the seminal UK Punk band The Jam. They call Louisville, Kentucky home.)
THE USED Over And Over Again (the Utah post-hardcore band had a string of moderate Alternative hits between 2002-2012. Their best charting song on Alternative radio was “The Bird And The Worm” in 2009, also their best performance on my personal chart. )
STONE SOUR Rose Red Violet Blue (Led by vocalist Corey Taylor who is also the vocalist for the much harder band Slipknot, the original band was formed in Des Moines, Iowa in 1992, broke up in ’96 and reformed in 2000, releasing their debut album in 2002. One of their bigger songs on my personal chart was “Hesitate” in 2011. Earlier this year they reached #1 on the Rock airplay chart with “Song #3. This is currently #18 on that chart.)
The United Kingdom of Rock
GUN Silent Lovers/She Knows (The 1st release from these Scotland hard rockers was in 1989. They have released albums every few years since. In 1994 they scored their biggest hit in the UK with a cover of Cameo’s “Word Up”.)
NUNS OF THE TUNDRA Mind's Eye (On their bandcamp.com page the UK band describe their music as “dirty desert stoner rock”. I hear some 90’s Grunge on this tune as well.)
BAD SIGN Square One/Liars And Lovers (The guitarist for this UK trio is Jonathan Harris, perhaps a distant cousin of mine.)
MILK TEETH Prism/Nearby Catfight (lead singer Becky Blomfield has a perfect voice for this band’s Punk and Grunge approach.)
CREEPER Suzanne (All of the last 3 bands have a producer, Nell Kennedy, in common. Their music is described as Horror Punk and the band was also featured last spring.)
ONLY SHADOWS Fight Milk/Escape (The UK has recently been a hotbed for great Alternative bands with a Rock edge. They do not disappoint on these 2 recent singles.)
Christian Rock, Young and Old
RED Still Alive (Christian Hard Rock and Metal band from Nashville. They had had 19 #1 songs on the Christian Rock chart since 2006. Their 2 biggest songs on my personal chart were “Die For You” in 2014 and “Breathe Into Me” in 20067.)
DECYFER DOWN Anchor Me (Acoustic)/The River (This band from North Carolina, also debuting in 2006, often goes in a Metal direction. They released an acoustic EP in June. “The River” dates back to a 2013 album and is a bluesy slice of heartland Rock, something Black Stone Cherry might record. That band had a #1 on my personal chart in 2012 with “In My Blood”.)
AS WE ASCEND Tell Me/Wash Away (The Nashville band released their debut album “Farewell To Midnight” in March.)
Halloween not Spooky for Pink
Happy Halloween to all. Pink scores a 7th week at #1 and could be in for a few more weeks as there is a 1000 point difference between her and Ms. Swift. It will all depend on how quickly she erodes. Taylor lost 6 times more points on this chart.
The big move into the top 25 this week is Ed Sheeran who moves 59-10 with “Perfect” his 4th to reach the top 20 this year. 6 other titles reach the top 25 this week including Camila Cabello, Walk The Moon and Liam Gallagher. Just outside the top 25 Morrissey leaps 102-27 with “Spent The Day In Bed”.
The biggest move into the top 100 of the 16 entries is “How Long” (432-52), looking like another big hit for Charlie Puth. Pink also sees “Beautiful Trauma” leap from 201 to 59 and her song “Revenge” with Eminem coming into the top 250 at #166.
The UR250 for Oct. 23 2017
As this chart shows a lot of volatility from week to week I’ve decided to provide commentary on the top 25 each chart.
Listen to the Untapped Resources songs of 2017 on
LW TW ARTIST/SONG POINTS PEAK WEEKS
95 1 RAE MORRIS Do It 567.8 1 3
Vaulting 94 spots British songstress Morris gained 7 charts from the last list. Her previous song, “Reborn” reached #62 on the UR250 in Aug. She came on the scene in 2012 and her 2015 album “Unguarded” reached #9 on the UK album chart.
194 2 IMAGINE DRAGONS Whatever It Takes 566.3 2 12
The band rebounds into the top 10, its previous peak was #7, with the release of the video on Oct. 12.
3 3 WRABEL The Village 560.8 3 7
6 weeks in the top 10 for Wrabel’s trans anthem. It came close to the BR250 top 100, peaking at #105.
11 4 SHANIA TWAIN Swinging With My Eyes Closed 559.44 4 7
3 songs from her #1 album “Now”are currently in the UR top 100 including “We Got Something They Don't” at #70 (I’m liking that one right out of the box) and “Poor Me” at #89. Here she mixes a bit of her old production style with a light reggae beat.
1986 5 PINK Beautiful Trauma 533.928 5 1
The title track from the current #1 album on the Billboard 200 may graduate from Untapped Resources as soon as next week as the trending trajectory of the song indicates a big move on the BR 250 next week. I like this one a lot, despite her penchant for overuse of a certain word.
38 6 EVANESCENCE Imperfection 529 6 3
I’ll never forget the 1st time I heard “Bring Me To Life”, a game changer at the time. The band will release their 4th album and 1st in 6 years on Nov. 10.
7 7 WOLF ALICE Beautifully Unconventional 526.96 7 5
The UK band that had the 1st on the inaugural UR250 with “Don’t Delete The Kisses” scores another week at #7 with this single. The female fronted foursome jumps from ethereal to grungy, depending on the song. This falls somewhere in the middle.
44 8 RUNAWAY JUNE Wild West 525.9 8 12
The female country trio follows up their Country airplay top 30 song “Lipstick” with this song currently grazing the Country airplay top 60.
new 9 CHARLIE PUTH How Long 515.6 9 1
After the #1 smash “Attention” Puth’s life on this chart is one and done. The song is already top 30 on the Pop and HotAC charts.
new 10 NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS Holy Mountain 503.36 10 1
Following his brother Liam on the charts in 2017, this single previews his band’s 3rd album “Who Built The Moon?”. The band had my #1 song of 2015 with “The Ballad Of The Mighty I”. Lim’s “For What Its Worth” peaked at #3 here a few weeks ago.
16 11 EVERYTHING EVERYTHING Desire 473.8 11 7
This is the 5th week in the top 20 for the alternative band from Manchester. Before this they peaked at #6 on the UR250 with “Can’t Do”. They have an eclectic style and their album “A Fever Dream” hit #5 on the UK album chart in Aug.
62 12 JET & THE BLOODY BEETROOTS My Name Is Thunder 467.982 12 5
The reformed band from down under, who had a string of hit singles and albums between 2003 and 2010, return sounding like the second coming of AC/DC in this collab with the electronic duo.
21 13 RAELYNN Lonely Call 467.9 13 12
Like the previous Runaway June, this former “The Voice” contestant from 2012 follows up a top 30 Country airplay song “Love Triangle” with this. Her best showing on radio was 2014’s “God Made Girls” peaking at #16 on the airplay chart.
5 14 PARAMORE Fake Happy 464.944 5 7
The band got all the way to #3 on the BR250 with “Hard Times” which despite its poppy nature was only a hit at Alternative radio. This one is currently approaching the Alternative top 30.
9 15 STEPS Neon Blue 461.08 9 9
The UK group was a hit making machine in their homeland between 1997 and 2001. They came back in 2017, scoring a #13 on the BR250 with “Scared of The Dark”. After that, the oh so Abbaesque fivesome has had 3 top 40 songs on the UR250 since Aug. including this week’s #18.
12 16 ARCADE FIRE Creature Comfort 459.504 12 12
The Canadian band were #1 on the BR250 for 4 weeks with “Everything Now” in late July and early Aug. “Signs Of Life” reached #10 on the UR250 in early Aug. as well. This electro-y song is gaining traction on Canadian radio, in the top 25 on both the Alternative and Rock charts.
299 17 KYGO f/ JUSTIN JESSO Stargazing 457.7 17 1
Not surprisingly this is the 7th song to reach the top 2 in the Norwegian DJ’s homeland. While many of those have gone on to become international hits, he had his 1st hit in the States earlier this year with “It Ain’t Me” featuring Selena Gomez.
278 18 STEPS Dancing With A Broken Heart 455.4 18 1
25 19 COURTNEY BARNETT & KURT VILE Over Everything 452.07 19 5
Indie folk artists from Australia and the US respectively, their collaborative album “Lotta Sea Lice” debuted on the Billboard 200 at #51 and the UK album chart at #11 last week.
99 20 PAT BENATAR Dancing Through The Wreckage 448.914 20 3
Benatar returned earlier this year with the gorgeous acoustic “Shine”, recorded for the Women’s march in January. peaking at #36 on the BR250. This latest single is currently #21 on the Adult Contemporary airplay chart and is featured in the documentary “Served Like A Girl”.
27 21 THE HORRORS Something To Remember Me By 444.66 9 7
The 2nd song to reach the top 25 here following “Machine” (#18 peak) and peaking at #9. The UK band’s 5th album, aptly titled V hit #8 on the UK album chart in Sept.
330 22 ALAN WALKER f/ DANNY SHAH The Spectre 442.6 22 1
Another Norwegian DJ and producer, he has placed 5 songs on the BR250 in the last 2 years, his best placement at #15 with hist 1st entry “Faded”.
2 23 LONDON GRAMMAR Non Believer 441.66 2 5
This is the 5th single from the British band’s latest album “Truth Is A Beautiful Thing” and 4th to reach the BR250’s top 100.
6 24 HURTS Ready To Go 438.15 6 5
The 2nd single from the UK duo to reach the BR250’s top 100 this year is receiving the most airplay in Poland (at #12) and Czech Republic.
14 25 ONEREPUBLIC & SEEB Rich Love 437.374 10 12
Another republic of sorts, this song could graduate from Untapped Resources soon if airplay at HotAC continues to grow.
It has been just over a year since The Dear Hunter debuted on my top 150 with “The Revival” (Sept. 25, 2016). In the past year they have had 11 songs reach my top 15 including 4 #1’s (and a 5th next week).
After that the next #1 is likely to be “Happy Dance” by MercyMe which is making a quick ascent, up 45-14 this week. That would make 6 #1’s since 2004, the first being the amazing “Here With Me”. That could keep potential #1’s from Nothing But Thieves, Third Day, J. Roddy Walston and Beck at bay.
Another classic rock band, Foreigner, joins Night Ranger in the upper reaches of my chart. They had the song “The Fame Still Burns” on my top 150 for 22 weeks, peaking at #71. In its 5th week “Give My Life For Love” is already up to #25 and destined for the top 10. Guess I’m having a nostalgia period. The 3rd Night Ranger song to hit my top 150 this year, “Running Out Of Time” debuts this week at #120.
The top debut is the very catchy “Show Me The Science” by The Blizzards. This is my first exposure to the decade old Irish band who reached #2 on the Irish singles chart in 2008 with “Trust Me, I’m A Doctor”.
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