One duet in, one duet out. Bruno Mars & Cardi B had the 3rd biggest point jump this and that helped to push “Finesse” past “Perfect” which has been eroding over the last few weeks. The song should settle in for a number of weeks as the pace of “Filthy” has already started to slow.
The top 2 point gainers both make impressive moves. Troye Sivan moves 24-7 with “My My My!” on 807 points while the biggest point gainer Kylie Minogue sees a surge from 78-15 on an added 834 points.
Rita Ora scores 2 top 10’s this week on a 16-9 for her duet with Liam Payne "For You". With “IDGAF” rising 66-25, Dua Lipa also sees 2 songs within the top 25. That song in top 10 in airplay in the UK while “New Rules“ (moving down one to 10 this week) is the current #1 in airplay on U.S. Pop radio.
Two other nice moves within the top 100 comes from 2 different spectrums. UK alt-rockers the Vaccines
see an 81-34 move with “I Can’t Quit” while another male/female collaboration, this time Kendrick Lamar and SZA vault 79-36 with the Pop/R&B song “All The Stars”. That along with his 2 Pop airplay songs “love” and “Pray For Me” with The Weeknd seem to indicate that Lamar’s label is trying to push him into the mainstream spotlight
6 songs enter the top 100 for 1st time including the powerful “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman soundtrack at #77. Kesha’s version is also receiving some action but currently resides just outside the top 1000 this week.
5 1 BRUNO MARS & CARDI B Finesse
1 2 ED SHEERAN & BEYONCE Perfect
3 3 PINK Beautiful Trauma
2 4 RITA ORA Anywhere
7 5 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Filthy
4 6 CAMILA CABELLO f/ YOUNG THUG Havana
24 7 TROYE SIVAN My My My!
6 8 PORTUGAL, THE MAN Live In The Moment
16 9 LIAM PAYNE & RITA ORA For You
9 10 DUA LIPA New Rules
11 11 WALK THE MOON One Foot
12 12 IMAGINE DRAGONS Whatever It Takes
10 13 CHARLIE PUTH How Long
8 14 SELENA GOMEZ & MARSHMELLO Wolves
78 15 KYLIE MINOGUE Dancing
14 16 MGMT Little Dark Age
20 17 TAYLOR SWIFT f/ ED SHEERAN & FUTURE End Game
19 18 SIGRID Strangers
18 19 THE WOMBATS Lemon To A Knife Fight
15 20 PORTUGAL, THE MAN Feel It Still
17 21 EMINEM f/ ED SHEERAN River
13 22 CLEAN BANDIT f/ JULIA MICHAELS I Miss You
22 23 ALICE MERTON No Roots
25 24 SOFI TUKKER Best Friend
66 25 DUA LIPA IDGAF (I Don't Give A)
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The Untapped Resources 250, January 29 2018
53 1 THE VACCINES I Can't Quit 575.36 1 3 15
The UK indie band previews “Combat Sports”, their 4th album since 2011, with this upbeat rocker that was also #1 on the UK Alternative chart last week.
17 2 MGMT When You Die 558.63 2 5 15
The album “Little Dark Age” will be released on Feb. 9. Their last album in 2013 reached #14 in the U.S.
4 3 BROCKHAMPTON Boogie 557.12 3 5 13
The throwback Hip Hop track stays in the top 5 and moves up to #85 on the BR250. I see this as an infectious dance floor filler. It would be great to see this get more universal exposure.
9 4 DAVID GUETTA & AFROJACK f/ CHARLI XCX & FRENCH MONTANA Dirty Sexy Money 526.806 4 9 19
31 5 MARTIN GARRIX & DAVID GUETTA f/ JAMIE SCOTT & ROMY So Far Away 524.864 3 7 19
Guetta reaches the top 5 with 2 songs but so many artists all over these songs. “So Far Away” is seeing a big push in Europe, recently entering the Euro Airplay top 40.
109 6 CALUM SCOTT You Are The Reason 524.56 6 7 13
In 2015 Scott was a contestant on Britain’s Got Talent and his rendition of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” saw major international success in 2016. This ballad has some traction in Australia.
13 7 THE WOMBATS Turn 513.856 7 5 16
Also having a new album released on Feb. 9, this is the 2nd of 3 pre-released tracks from “Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life”. The 3rd, “Cheetah Tongue” is this week’s #7 on the UK Alternative airplay chart.
64 8 TOTO Alone 511.92 8 7 11
Feb. 9 is clearly a big day as the 42 year old band from L.A. releases a greatest hits package “40 Trips Around The Sun”. This lead track retains the jazz-rock elements of many of their previous songs and is co-written by original members David Paich and Steve Lukather among others. Another new tune “Spanish Sea” is currently #30 on the UK airplay chart and moves to #303 here.
3 9 NOTHING BUT THIEVES Particles 503.68 3 9 14
18 10 KATE VOEGELE Shoot This Arrow 500.75 10 7 10
This singer and actress who had a recurring role on “One Tree Hill” from 2008 and 2011, returned with a new album “Canyonlands” in December. As a part of the #MeToo movement, the song addresses specifically, harassment from the creator of that show.
22 11 SUNFLOWER BEAN I Was A Fool 495.54 11 9 11
A month after reaching #2 on the UK Alternative airplay chart this song just misses the top 10 here. Another release “Crisis Feet” debuts on that airplay chart this week.
29 12 DECLAN MCKENNA Why Do You Feel So Down 488.5 12 13 11
This is McKeena’s 2nd song from his debut to reach the UR top 15 and 4th to reach the BR250, peaking last week at #143.
116 13 DUA LIPA IDGAF (I Don't Give A) 488.04 13 3 23
As she ascend to #1 on the Pop airplay chart in the U.S. this, the 7th single from her debut album in the UK, sits at #32 in airplay there.
21 14 GREEN DAY Back In The U.S.A. 485.616 14 9 16
The previously unreleased track from the recent greatest hits album has received very little attention on radio, not even reaching the Rock airplay top 50.
19 15 LILY ALLEN f/ GIGGS Trigger Bang 483.35 15 5 10
This song spends a 4th week on the BR250 and peaked at #125 last week.
11 16 TOM WALKER Leave A Light On 482.84 11 7 14
Both of these tracks address drug issues. Co-writer Steve Mac is also responsible for Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You”, Pink’s “What About Us?” and Clean Bandit’s “Symphony”. This is Walker’s 1st song to reach the UK singles chart.
312 17 SIMPLE MINDS Magic 481.71 17 1 16
Another band who have seen almost 40 years, their 1st album “Life In A Day” was released in March 1979. They have released 3 songs this month, this one on the poppier side, “The Signal And The Noise” more like their early 80’s new wave product and “Sense Of Discovery” a bit more ethereal, evoking the style of their 1989 album “Street Fighting Years”.
54 18 FIRST AID KIT Fireworks 480.7 18 7 14
The Swedish sister folk duo released the album “Ruins” on Jan. 19. It debuted at #3 in the UK and #1 in Sweden. Both this and the AAA airplay top 15 song “It’s A Shame” are in this week’s BR250.
1 19 SUFJAN STEVENS Tonya Harding 475.2 1(2) 5 10
More folk stylings here. Both this and “Mystery Of Love” peaked on the BR250 last week at #103 and #98 respectively.
10 20 KELLY CLARKSON Medicine 467.2 10 7 9
Another song that peaked on last week’s BR250, at #130. This sounded like the perfect follow up radio song after “Love So Soft” but it looks like it’s going to be the ballad “I Don’t Think About You”.
15 21 KESHA Learn To Let Go 465.56 5 21 15
148 22 KEALA SETTLE This Is Me 460.24 22 3 12
The soundtrack to “The Greatest Showman” is looking like a winner with 2 weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. This anthemic gospel-y ballad looks like the standout track and just won the Golden Globe for best song. It was also covered by Kesha in December showing off the vocal abilities she presented on “Praying”. Will radio jump on either, should be interesting to see.
12 23 YUNGBLUD I Love You, Will You Marry Me 459.7 12 11 9
16 24 CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG Deadly Valentine 451.44 5 15 12
14 25 SAM SMITH One Last Song 442.434 7 9 16
Star factor abounds near the top of the BR250
While there is no change in the top 9 positions, #10 Bruno Mars & Cardi B along with #12 Justin Timberlake see large increases. They are the top 2 added 2 weeks in a row, with “Filthy” at the top both weeks. The other 2 new entries in the top 25 both feature Ed Sheeran. Eminem’s “River” at #18 and Taylor Swift’s “End Game” at #22, also featuring Future.
At #17 the Manic Street Preachers claim the only song in the top 250 that is not available on Spotify.
Outside the top 25 the 3rd most added song this week, the pairing of Liam Payne & Rita Ora, jumps 99-34, while right behind them is another pairing. The Calvin Harris remix of SZA’s “The Weekend” moves 63-35.
Country has another good week with a few new additional personal charters. This helps Maren Morris move to a new peak position, #32, with “I Could Use A Love Song” 85 weeks after it showed up on its first personal chart. 3 more titles by Thomas Rhett (37), Cam (38) and Brett Young (48) also join her in the top 50.
Call "I, Tonya" by his Name, Sufjan
The Untapped Resources 250, January 15 2018
28 1 SUFJAN STEVENS Tonya Harding The indie folk singer-songwriter from Detroit lands 2 songs in the top 10 this week. This one is unrelated to the movie “I, Tonya” although it was submitted for consideration but was passed on for the movie. His other entry at #6 is, however, a soundtrack song for another movie.
27 2 NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS It's A Beautiful WorldAnother two-fer, both former Oasis Gallagher brothers are featured in this week’s top 10. This band’s 3rd album “Who Built The Moon?” is also their 3rd to hit #1 in the UK.
4 3 NOTHING BUT THIEVES Particles The 4th song from the band’s current album “Broken Machine” to reach the BR250, this week it falls from #102-112.
54 4 BROCKHAMPTON Boogie This is the 13th song since last June by the band to show up on a personal chart. The danceable retro ditty is their 1st to grace the BR250, up to #93 this week.
68 5 LIAM GALLAGHER Come Back To Me His 5th BR250, again since June of last year, this one enters the top 100 this week at #96
17 6 SUFJAN STEVENS Mystery Of Love From the movie “Call Me By Your Name”, the song spends its 6th week in BR250.
15 7 CAM Diane An upsurge in country personal charts sees the other woman’s confessional move into the top 10 after 8 weeks in the top 25.
new 8 LIAM PAYNE & RITA ORA For You This year’s ‘Fifty Shades’ theme got 15 adds out of the box this week. Airplay will pick up so this could be the song’s only appearance on the UR250.
8 9 DAVID GUETTA & AFROJACKf/ CHARLI XCX & FRENCH MONTANA Dirty Sexy Money This star collaboration has performed best in Australia and France.
23 10 KELLY CLARKSON Medicine Her performance of the song on the fall season finale of “The Voice” may have helped spur the move to the top 10. The song’s swagger may also have something to do with it.
39 11 TOM WALKER Leave A Light On After a string of singles since mid 2016, this one is the 1st to enter the European Airplay top 50 from the UK singer-songwriter. Last year he reached the U.S. Hot AC top 25 with “Just You And I”.
64 12 YUNGBLUD I Love You, Will You Marry Me Yungblud is UK indie rocker Dominic Harrison. He’s been tooling around the BR250 for 2 months now with this reggae-influenced single. His follow up single “Tin Pan Boy” jumps to #43 on the UR250 this week as well.
44 13 THE WOMBATS Turn The UK band has a bonafide BR250 hit with “Lemon To A Knife Fight”, sitting at #15 on that chart and graduating from Untapped status. The follow up makes a nice move here and jumps to #148 on the BR250.
7 14 SAM SMITH One Last Song The 50’s/60’s retro doo-woppy song, and recent top 5 in UK airplay, moves to a new peak on the BR250 at #68.
12 15 KESHA Learn To Let Go While the European single release continues to slide, the next single pitched to pop radio in the U.S., “Woman”, moves into the top 25 at #23.
5 16 CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG Deadly Valentine
237 17 MGMT When You Die Another foray into the sparse new wave sound of the early 80’s, the band just spent 4 weeks in the Beyond Radio top 10 with “Little Dark Age”.
52 18 KATE VOEGELE Shoot This Arrow The singer and actress goes more with current pop trends on her latest song.
95 19 LILY ALLEN f/ GIGGS Trigger Bang With an assist from grime artist Giggs, the low key song about substance abuse is her 1st since 2014.
13 20 JAX JONES f/ INA WROLDSEN Breathe The British DJ and producer has had a good 18 months, scoring 3 top 20 songs there, including this one.
14 21 GREEN DAY Back In The U.S.A. New song from the bands album “Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band”. No new ground broken here.
18 22 SUNFLOWER BEAN I Was A Fool Strummy dream pop from the NYC trio who typically have a female/male vocal interplay in most of their songs.
30 23 KESHA f/ THE DAP-KINGS HORNS Woman
90 24 STEPS I Will Love Again Along with the Fizz, filling the Abba void in 2017/18. This is their 5th BR250 entry in the past year.
36 25 JAMES ARTHUR Naked Arthur had a stellar year, scoring the international smash “Say You Won’t Let Go”. After its release in December, this song should be starting to impact U.S. HotAC this month.
I Imagine It's a Fine Time to be a Man from Portugal
Quiet action overall in the top 25 this week, though Portugal, The Man bring a 2nd song into the top 10 as ‘Live In The Moment” leaps 15-8. Imagine Dragons, after stalling just outside the top 25 for a month, move up 11 spots to #15 with “Whatever It Takes” while the polarizing “Thunder” also moves back into the top 20.
The best move in the upper reaches though belongs to the Wombats and “Lemon To A Knife Fight”, with a 32-18 move. The band’s most recent single before that, 2015’s “Emoticons”, was my #2 song of 2016, the first to reach my weekly top 40 after 11 tries.
Ed Sheeran, who remains at the top for a 6th week, is also part of the highest top 100 entry on Eminem’s “River” at #43. Close behind at #46 is the return of the seminal UK outfit Manic Street Preachers with “International Blue”.
This week’s chart is the last with major holiday music impact so I thought it would be fitting to present the top 50 Holiday songs as charted from Dec. 4-Jan. 8. The top 10 is a mix of new music from Sia, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarson and Lindsey Stirling along with perennial favorites. Of course Mariah at the top is no surprise.
1 MARIAH CAREY All I Want For Christmas
2 MARIAH CAREY The Star
3 WHAM Last Christmas
4 SIA Santa's Coming For Us
5 GWEN STEFANI f/ BLAKE SHELTON You Make It Feel Like Christmas
6 THE POGUES Fairytale Of New York
7 KELLY CLARKSON Christmas Eve
8 SIA Candy Cane Lane
9 LINDSEY STIRLING Carol Of The Bells
10 LINDSEY STIRLING f/ BECKY G Christmas C'mon
11 ECHOSMITH Baby Don't Leave Me (All Alone On Christmas)
12 TARJA O Come, O Come Emmanuel
13 SIA Snowman
14 BAND AID Do They Know It's Christmas
15 HANSON Finally It's Christmas
16 TOM CHAPLIN Under A Million Lights
17 LINDSEY STIRLING f/ SABRINA CARPENTER You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch
18 LINDSEY STIRLING Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
19 DRAKE BELL Jingle Bells
20 CHRIS REA Driving Home For Christmas
21 MARIAH CAREY Lil' Snowman
22 ECHOSMITH f/ HUNTER HAYES Merry Xmas (The War Is Over)
23 MARIAH CAREY Miss You Most (At Christmastime)
24 GWEN STEFANI Jingle Bells
25 PENTATONIX Carol Of The Bells
26 PROSECCO SOCIALIST This Dog's Just For Christmas (Not For Life)
27 PENTATONIX Sleigh Ride
28 SKINNY LISTER Christmas Calls
29 JON MCLAUGHLIN Christmastime Is Here (But You're Not)
30 THE 69 EYES Christmas In New York City
31 THEGIORNALISTI f/ RADIO DEEJAY ALL-STARS Happy Christmas John
32 AMY MACDONALD This Christmas Day
33 TARJA O Tannenbaum
34 TARJA Feliz Navidad
35 SHAKIN STEVENS Merry Christmas Everyone
36 NICK JONAS f/ SHANIA TWAIN Say All You Want For Christmas
Twenty One Pilots ruled the month of January and that should continue into February with the phenomenal “Not Today”. One of the best pop songs I’ve heard in a long time. It also has had me delve into “Blurryface” which I did not do when it was ubiquitous in 2015/16. “The Judge” moves into the top 100 at #87 and “Hometown” should make a splash in the coming weeks.
Another older song moves up to #2 this week, Mary Go Round” by the Struts. The UK retor glam act have had 2 #1’s including the 5 week reign of “Dirty Sexy Money” my #2 song of 2016. This makes the 4th song from their debut to reach my top 5. The current single “One Night Only” has been making slow and steady progress on my chart, this week at #27 in its 22nd week in the top 150.
Soap, a new band band formed by the ex-leader of Hard-Fi, move from 30-16 with “Golden Days. The former band had 14 songs reach my personal between 2005-12 including 2 #1’s “I Shall Overcome” and “Little Angel”.
The Partridge Family see 2 songs enter my top 25 this week, the reason will become evident in the coming weeks. Both of these were big for me in my formative years but were out before I started doing a personal chart. It’s nice to have them in my consciousness again.
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