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Part 2, A Big Era for Christian Music, Many Roads lead to DC Talk.
SOLOMON’S WISH/Grand Scheme (2)
The playlist on the left features the songs discussed in this section, the one on the right features all the songs on the chart for this week as well.
**Bolded songs were on my top 150 this week in 2000 & the number in parentheses is its position on the chart.
I could not find much information about Solomon’s Wish on the internet. They were a trio and only had one album. At the time, this acoustic guitar-based song was my #1 song of the year. Much of that status has to be because of the harmonies and the grandeur of the song as it builds. Besides, I must have been a pretty spiritual state of mind at the time. They were in the same lane as Jars of Clay and this song especially reminds me of Toad The Wet Sprocket and the song “Something’s Always Wrong”. In total, I charted 5 songs from the album “A Wise Man’s Tragedy”. “Learning To Fly” (25) was the only other to make my top 10, peaking at #3. Their music is not available on Spotify. There also seems to be one or two bands with the same name. Both indie rock, one from the mid-’90s and another in the last few years.
‘Fly’ has a similar style to a number of songs from the Australian band Taxiride (not a Christian band) that had a string of hits in the land down under between 1999 and 2005. One of those, “Get Set” reached the Alternative top 40 in the States and was featured in the movie “Election” with Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick. I charted 8 songs from their debut album “Imaginate” and 17 songs in total. 10 of those reached my top 10 including 3 #1’s with the 2002 song “How I Got This Way” becoming my #1 song of 2003. This song has one of my favorite choruses of all-time. There is an acoustic version of this song on Spotify that is good, but it doesn’t have the intensity of the original. Like Solomon’s Wish, there was extensive use of vocal harmony by this band. On this week’s chart was “Let Me Die Young” (101), a song about joining the one you lost too soon. “72 Hour Daze” is another lamenting ballad that reached #6 on my chart earlier in the year and was my #30 of the year. In ’99 “Get Set” and “Everywhere You Go” with its late ‘70s vibe both reached my top 10.
Christian music was much more prominent on my personal chart between the mid-’90s and about 2010. The catalyst for that was most likely DC Talk, a trio from Lynchburg, Virginia. Their early music was much more Hip-Hop oriented than their music towards the end of the ‘90s. Early songs like “Spinnin’ Round” and “Heavenbound” owe a lot to the Beastie Boys and Run DMC who both incorporate Rock into their brand of Hip-Hop. I will say this early music, to me, was relatively amateurish. Their second album in 1990 added a dose of New Jack Swing to the mix. “Nu Thang” brought them into the Christian top 5 for the first time. In 1992 with their third album “Free At Last” they started to settle into their status as a major Christian force. The album featured covers of “Jesus Is Just Alright” made most famous by the Doobie Brothers in 1972 and Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me”. The album went on to win Best Rock/Gospel Album of the year at the Grammys. ‘Jesus’ helped bring them into mainstream consciousness. They were among only a handful of Christian artists to appear on late-night TV, performing this song on “The Tonight Show” in November 1993. The song contains samples from Madonna’s “Vogue” and Snap’s “The Power” but I also hear elements of Crystal Water’s “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)”. It wasn’t until their next album that I really became fully aware of them.
The album “Jesus Freak” released in November 1995 helped to propel them as the biggest Christian Rock band of the ‘90s. In 1997 they placed 6 songs from the iconic album “Jesus Freak” in my top 50 of the year. The title track was a brilliant mix of Rock and Rap yet so much of the album settled into a polished and melodic Pop-Rock lane. This helped them to attain Pop airplay with “Just Between You And Me” their only crossover hit, reaching #15 Pop. The album also includes a cover of the “Day By Day” from Godspell. The song “Mind’s Eye” was my #3 song of 1997 and one of 17 songs of theirs that went to #1 on the Christian chart.
In listening to snippets from the album one of the tracks is a 1:18 reprise of “Jesus Freak”, done in a tongue in cheek off-key lounge style. What is particularly funny about this is that yesterday at a friend’s house we ended up getting sucked into a documentary about Florence Foster Jenkins by accident. She is notable as “the world’s worst opera singer”. Meryl Streep portrayed her in the movie named after her in 2016. Just another perfectly timed coincidence in my life of coincidences. Just listen to “The Magic Flute: Queen Of The Night Aria” to experience her sheer delightful awfulness. In total DC Talk had 7 #1’s on my personal chart, the last was “Wanna Be Loved” in 1999.
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POS/ARTIST/SONG/POS ON BR250/POINTS
1 ROYAL BLOOD Trouble's Coming 8 2851.6
Whoever thought Royal Blood would add a dance edge to their bluesy rock music? Well here it is, and it is quite groovy. They were trying to achieve a Daft Punk meets rock vibe and I think they found it. By blasting onto the BR250 this week at #8 it seems likely that they will surpass the #6 peak of 2017’s “Lights Out”.
2 KYLIE MINOGUE Magic 13 2495.85
The other out of the box BR250 splash (#13 debut) comes from Queen Kylie. The second single from the upcoming “Disco” album would keep me on the dance floor after the Royal Blood song. It has a wonderfully happy groove. This has been a great year for dance-pop. This week Dua Lipa tops my personal chart with “Hallucinate”, the first in that genre in a long time.
3 SHAWN MENDES Wonder 71 1198.15
This new single has a grand Sam Smith-ian chorus and is quite introspective from a lyrical standpoint. It’s already top 20 Pop in the States and top 10 in the UK. For some reason, his voice has always somewhat irked me. He has only made my top 100 once.
4 AC/DC Shot In The Dark 78 1144.15
It has been 5 years since AC/DC’s last release and Rock radio was clamoring for it. It debuted at #5 on that chart last week. Funny, in an interview with Mike Kerr of Royal Blood, he talked about AC/DC and their connecting of rock and dance music. The band’s 17th album “Power Up” will be released in November. This song also marks the return of vocalist Brian Johnson.
5 SAM SMITH Diamonds 18 2238.65
Oh look, Sam Smith right here. He’s also right behind Mendes on the Mediabase Pop airplay chart right now. I’ve always been hot and cold with Smith but on this dance track I’m liking what I hear. This has already surpassed the BR250 peak of his 3 other singles over the last year. His third album “Love Goes” is scheduled for release at the end of the month.
6 DAVID GUETTA f/ SIA Let's Love 9 2822.65
This duo has teamed up on numerous tracks over the years including the smash “Titanium”. I hear shades of A-Ha’s “Take On Me” but I don’t see a songwriting credit. The song is currently top 10 in the UK and top 15 in Australia.
7 LADY GAGA 911 29 1860.2
The frenetic techno pulse of the third single from Chromatica fits the theme of the song quite well. I have a different take on the song now that I understand it. The song talks about her relationship with taking an antipsychotic drug, thus the lyric “pop a 911”.
8 TRAVIS SCOTT f/ YOUNG THUG & M.I.A. Franchise 102 958.15
Scott made Billboard history with this song, it being his third to debut atop the Hot 100 in less than one year. It made it with one week to go. “Highest In The Room debuted at #1 on Oct. 19, 2019 and this on Oct. 10, 2020. In-between the song “The Scotts” with Kid Cudi was the third.
9 JUSTIN BIEBER f/ CHANCE THE RAPPER Holy 57 1348.35
The gospel influenced track actually features gospel artist Kirk Franklin in the choir at the end of the song. It is an across the globe hit, already top 5 on the Hot 100, Australia and in the UK plus top 15 across Europe.
10 BASTILLE Survivin' 100 968
This UK band does not typically get a song on Pop radio in the States out of the box but it is already charting at Pop, Hot AC, AAA and Alternative. The thing that makes this song unique is the saxophone line that almost seems out of place.
11 OF MONSTERS AND MEN Visitor 24 2111.35
This Icelandic band has had an impressive run on Alternative radio over the last decade, landing 10 songs on that chart. This driving electro-pop song becomes their first top reach the top 25 on the BR250. In 2019 “Alligator” peaked at #36 and “Wars” topped out at #32.
12 BLACKPINK Lovesick Girls 122 829.1
This single co-written by David Guetta is the fourth to make the BR250. 2 of those are still on the chart, “Ice Cream” at #44 and “How Like That” #147 after a #20 peak.
Learn more about an era of music and the connections behind the songs. Interwoven with personal anecdotes, commentary and artist history. A unique way to tap into music nostalgia and discovery.
The playlist on the left features the songs discusssed in this section, the one on the right features all the songs on the chart for this week as well.
My Personal Chart Blog, October 7, 2000
Part 1, The Mainstream Side of Post-Grunge, Iconic Songs, Music Party Impact, and the Future Wives Club.
Leaving Town/Dexter Freebish (1)
“Leaving Town” ranks as one of my all-time favorite songs. Back in 2001 was the last time I put together my all-time list and at that time it ranked at #220, in a similar zone to songs I have talked about in my blog posts this year (“Breakdown Dead Ahead” by Boz Scaggs, Elton John’s “Sartorial Eloquence” and the Jeff Healey Band version of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”). I feel that when I re-do this list, which I should do for my 60th birthday coming up next July, this song will move upwards, possibly into the top 100 or higher. The Austin, Texas band has a connection to the Beatles in that they won Song of the Year in the 1999 John Lennon Songwriting Contest with this song. That contest was established in 1997 by Yoko Ono and gives awards in 12 different categories plus the Song of the Year grand prize. Sadly, it is the only song by the band that charted, reaching #30 Pop, #25 Alternative, and #15 AAA. It missed the Hot 100, placing at #111 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under chart. It was a favorite among my circle of friends and was #24 at the 2001 music party that I host each summer. The second series of my podcast “Beyond Radio Presents” chronicles the #1 songs from the parties that started in 1984 and that will have a virtual version later this fall.
Over the course of 3 albums, they scored 15 placements on my personal chart (plus at least 5 others that should have charted) with 7 of those making my top 5 including 2 #1’s (“Wonderland” was the other). Their debut album “A Life Of Saturdays” is definitely among my favorite albums of all-time, which is why I’m perplexed that 4 of the songs from that never charted (though 5 did) and 2 of those that didn’t (“Spotlight” and “Deeper”), would easily make the top 10 if I re-did those charts now. The band was named after a roller coaster at Astroworld in Houston, Texas that closed in 2005. The coaster was originally called “Dexter Frebish’s Electric Roller Ride”, opening in 1972. Its name was changed to Excalibur and they closed that coaster in 1998. I only late last year discovered the band’s 2010 third album “Shine On” with the song “Save The Last Dance” reaching #7 on my chart in February.
Though only a one-hit-wonder (and moderate at that), Dexter Freebish fits into the mold of the mammoth Pop-Rockers of the time, Matchbox 20. The Orlando group led by Rob Thomas first hit the airwaves 4 years earlier with “Long Day”, a #8 Rock song that was their first #1 on my chart. It was a melodic slice of Post-Grunge but slightly harder than what would follow and establish the band. The next single “Push” was the breakthrough, taking them to #1 on the Alternative chart and #3 Pop. The album “Yourself Or Someone Like You” proved to be a hit-making machine and eventually sold over 12 million copies. By the time the 2nd album “Mad Season” came out, Thomas had become a household name due to his turn as the vocalist on the #1 song of 1999, Santana’s “Smooth”. That song is ranked by Billboard as the #2 song of all-time, behind Chubby Checker’s “The Twist”.
The lead single from “Mad Season” was the fabulously insinuating “Bent” which was another multi-format smash that topped the Hot 100 in July and my personal chart the week of my birthday at the end of the month. It was the #5 song at the 2001 party, and it will always be connected to my friend and business partner at the time, Keino from South Africa. He came to the States for the party and if I recall correctly it was his favorite song at the time. The opening instrumental line of the song is definitely part of what makes the song great, a moody lick that is repeated later and contrasts the gentleness of the verses. Thomas has said this was the first love song he had ever written, though not necessarily tender and sweet.
“If You’re Gone”, the second single (and I guess his second love song), was released to radio the first week of October. It debuted on my chart the following week but somehow only managed to hit #72 on my chart 2 weeks later. The horn line, most prevalent in the bridge and towards the end, so totally reminds me of the early ‘70s and specifically the Partridge Family. Maybe the top 5 Pop hit was too bland for me in that moment. At the time the song had the distinction of taking the longest to reach #1 on the AC chart, 42 weeks. The Rock-oriented “Crutch” debuted on my chart the same week and reached #5, albeit 7 months later, so it was a long slow burn. In all 11 of the 13 songs from this album charted for me with the title track also going to #1. More to that story when I circle back to early 2001 next March.
Another song that fits into the Matchbox playbook is an obscure song from the California band Neve. Their #30 Alternative and #25 Hot AC song from 1999 “It’s Over Now” spent 4 weeks at #1 on my chart in mid-99 and was my #2 song of the year. For some reason that escapes me now, it re-appeared on my chart in June 2000 and spent another 6 weeks in my top 15. It was unusual for a song to chart twice for me in those days but typically it was if I knew the song better and thus it performed better in its second appearance. This was not the case with this one. This band came and went quickly and were also compared to the New York band Nine Days. They are an almost one-hit-wonder. Their song “Absolutely (Story of A Girl)” was a true Pop hit, spending 2 weeks at #1. The autobiographical song was written about the lead singer’s future wife (Matchbox 20’s “If You’re Gone” was also written for Rob Thomas’ future wife). They were able to reach the Pop top 40 a second time with “If I Am” (124), peaking at #25. 4 of the 9 songs that I charted from the band between 2000-2003 made my top 20, better than “Absolutely” which peaked at #25. The third single “257 Weeks” (16) was a piano rocker while the break-up song “Bitter” went to #1 on my chart for 2 weeks in the summer of 2001. The follow-up album was mired in release delays by their label because they said there wasn’t a single (“Good Friend” and “Marvelous” both made my top 15 so I disagree) and they were eventually dropped.
Fellow New Yorkers Splender had a remarkably similar life on my personal chart. They also scored a #1 on my chart with the Pop top 20 ballad “I Think God Can Explain” for 2 weeks in June 2000. Before that, they peaked at #15 with “Yeah Whatever”, a top 25 Alternative song in 1999. ‘God’ placed at #21 for the 1991 music party. In total, they also placed 9 songs on my chart, 6 of those reaching my top 25. They also had 2 songs on this week’s chart, “Spaceboy” (70) and “Monotone” (115). Like Nine Days, their follow-up album went nowhere. Both bands also appear on the album “Music From Dawson’s Creek, Vol 2”.
I teased Jeff and the audience at the end of the last episode by ending before he was aware of the transition from the Editors "Hallelujah" to the Eels.
Once we establish that we delve a bit into that band's music, sampling, and Beck. This segues nicely to the next artist, who exemplify how Alternative music has changed from the '90s 'til now.
From there we deep dive into Country (Jeff's not so favorite place) and talk about that genre's connection to Pop music over the years. Jeff needs to make a point about the effects of Twang on him and how it relates to a spoken vocal style as well.
In the end, I allude to the theme of the next podcast which also includes some Country music and will feature a great backstory, one of my favorite stories connected to the podcast.
My Personal Chart Blog, September 8, 1990 Part 3, Start Your Cars, Vaughn Marx the Path From Blues to Country
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Number in Parentheses after bolded and underlined songs are the chart position on my personal chart that week.
Just Came Back/Colin James (5)
This song had just come off a 4-week run at the top of my personal chart in July and August and spending its 9th week in my top 10. The song starts like a campfire song recorded in a bygone era and then transforms into a blistering Blues-Rocker smoothed out by a killer melody, horns, and female background vocals. The production of the time added a simmering synth backdrop and all these elements have put this song in a grand place in my personal chart history. At the time it was my #4 song of the year but now it stands as my favorite song of 1990, surpassing the original #1 “Heart Of The Matter” by Don Henley, #2 “Policy of Truth” by Depeche Mode, and #3 by Winger ?! “Can’t Get Enuff” (8). That one also had an underlying keyboard groove that elevated it above other hair metal of the time.
Saskatchewan native Colin James is an acclaimed blues guitarist who was discovered by Stevie Ray Vaughn and has had 16 albums and 17 charted singles since 1988. With this song, which went to #5 in Canada, he won the Juno Award for Song of the Year in 1991 as well as Male Vocalist of the Year. “Voodoo Thing” was his 1st hit in 1988 and he returned the Canadian top 10 in 1995 with “Saviour”. In 1991 he played guitar on the Richard Marx song “Thunder and Lightning”, the B-side of his hit “Hazard”.
On his follow-up album In 1993, “Colin James and the Little Big Bad”, he dabbled in Jump Blues long before the Swing revival of the late ‘90s made it popular. He would do 4 albums in that style over the years. He also often collaborated with members of the Canadian band Odds who had a few Alternative hits in the mid-90s; “Someone Who’s Cool” (hitting #6 on Adult Alternative in 1997), “Heterosexual Man” and “Eat My Brain”. That last song was featured in the 1996 movie “Brain Candy” from Canadian comedy troupe Kids In The Hall who had a successful TV show from 1988-1995.
Stevie Ray Vaughn was also instrumental in bringing Blues guitarist Jeff Healey to recognition. Healey had a rare cancer and went blind at the age of 1. At 3 he started playing guitar and uniquely played it flat on his lap. In 1989 he scored a major hit with the Blues ballad “Angel Eyes”. The song co-written by famed artist John Hiatt hit #5 on the Hot 100. In the summer of ’89 “Angel Eyes” and Stevie Ray Vaughn’s own “Crossfire” were both moving up my chart. The week of Sept. 30 ‘Eyes’ peaked at #5 and “Crossfire” and #22.
In 1990 The Jeff Healey Band won Entertainer of the Year at the Juno Awards. Their 1990 album “Hell To Pay” produced 2 Rock top 10 songs; the #5 “I Think I Love You too Much” written by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits and the Beatles cover “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (14). This version went to #1 on my chart and #7 on the Rock chart. On this track they got an assist from the song’s writer George Harrison and ELO’s Jeff Lynne. In 2007 Healey died at the age of 41 from complications from sarcoma.
For September 30, the top 25 is relatively quiet. Miley extended her lead over Taylor, now over 2000 points. The Killers make a nice move, 7-3, but probably will stall there though right now there are no clear fast movers. Dua Lipa joins herself in the top 10 but neither have the juice needed to challenge the top 3. I’m enjoying her new song “Love Is Religion” from “Club Future Nostalgia”. “Dynamite”, up 21-14 is the only song that saw a substantial increase in charts over the last BR250 in the top 15.
There are 4 new titles in the top 25, led by London Grammar’s “Baby It’s You” (30-19) and followed by 24kgoldn’s “Mood” (27-20), “Over You” from Calvin Harris and the Weeknd (39-22) puls Everything Everything’s “Violent Sun” (28-25), their 1st appearance in the top 25 this year after 3 other songs placing on the BR250.
Just outside the top 25, 2 songs make substantial moves from outside the top 200. The 1st New Order song singe 2015, “Be A Rebel” got 16 adds and leaps 267-28 while the David Guetta/Sia collab ‘Let’s Love” added 17 charts moving it 245-33. The songs with the most adds, and highest out of the box debut belongs to Sam Smith and “Diamonds” (#82).
Here are the #1’s on September’s Genre and Untapped Charts
AAA-TAYLOR SWIFT f/ BON IVER Exile
AC-KYGO & TINA TURNER What's Love Got To Do With It
ALT-THE KILLERS My Own Soul's Warning
CHRISTIAN-JENNA PARR Those Eyes
COUNTRY-TAYLOR SWIFT Betty
DANCE-DUA LIPA Levitating
HIP HOP-CARDI B f/ MEGAN THEE STALLION WAP
HOTAC-TAYLOR SWIFT Cardigan
UNTAPED HIP HOP-JANELLE MONAE Turntables
UNTAPPED AAA-CELESTE Little Runaway
UNTAPPED AC-JESSIE WARE Remember Where You Are
UNTAPPED ALT-STAND ATLANTIC Blurry
UNTAPPED CTY-SPENCER CRANDALL Say In This
UNTAPPED HOT -VIZE f/ TOM GREGORY Never Let Me Down
UNTAPPED POP-TROYE SIVAN In A Dream
UNTAPPED ROCK-NICKELBACK The Devil Went Down To Georgia
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This episode makes connections between '80s Goth and Dark Wave and more recent songs in those styles. It starts on a completely different path at first. Jeff wants to play me a song by a local Maine artist that I find was part of 2 groups I know. This leads to another Struts conversation and 2 collaboration songs.
Once the actual theme starts a few different concert experiences come into play, the lack of baritone and bass vocals in popular music, and a lot of talk about songs that build. This seems to be a comfort zone for Jeff, who offers some interesting connections which leads to one that only I became aware of during editing. This process is always so much fun.
We end on a highlight for Jeff that will lead to the next episode.
1 1 THE LICKERISH QUARTET Lighthouse Spaceship 1(3) 6
It took no time for this Jellyfish reunion of sorts to top my chart. It’s like they never went away. Jellyfish was a favorite in the early ‘90s which can read about on my 1990 chart blog.
2 2 SHINEDOWN Atlas Falls 1(3) 16
A classic Shinedown ballad and that is a great thing. This is the ninth time they have hit #1 on my chart. The last time they reached #1 was in 2016 with “How Did You Love”.
3 3 ERIC CHURCH Stick That In Your Country Song 1(2) 12
The adventurous country rocker offers biting commentary on his fourth trip to the summit. I am just about to chart his first single from 2006 “How ‘Bout You”. He didn’t start impacting my chart until 2011.
5 4 BRING ME THE HORIZON Parasite Eve 4 9
So many threads to this song, this Brit band likes to change up the lanes. The African chanting at the start hooked me in and helped to mark their first top 10 here. It went top 20 Rock in the States and #1 Rock in the UK.
4 5 REAMONN Promise (You And Me) 3 14
I recently discovered this 2006 song from the German band, making it their third top 5 for me. It has been 9 years since they were last on my chart. I did chart their first single “Supergirl” back in 2000.
8 6 DOVES Prisoners 6 10
“The Universal Want”, their first album since 2009 just hit #1 on the UK album chart. The last time they made my top 10 my in 2002 with “Caught By The River”. “Carousels” moves up to #27 this week as well.
7 7 SAINT MOTEL Preach 7 11
The L.A. band now has 6 top 10’s and a #1 (“Destroyer”) here. The EP “The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Pt. 2” was released on Sept. 18
12 8 DUA LIPA Hallucinate 8 9
This makes 3 top 10’s this year and another that spent 11 weeks in my top 25 for the British songstress. The best dance-pop album in a long while.
6 9 BOSTON MANOR Plasticine Dreams 4 19
This UK band had a couple of songs in 2018 that couldn’t reach my top 150 at the time. Now they have had 2 top 10’s with “Ratking” just dropping to #13.
13 10 DMA'S Criminals 10 6
These Aussie’s hit #8 on my chart in 2018 with “Do I Need You Now”. It looks like they could go top 5 with this one.
10 11 THE SNUTS Elephants 10 11
There is an infectious groove to this one from the UK newcomers. They recently released a cover of “Summer In The City”.
14 12 TYRONE WELLS Time Of Our Lives 12 14
Re-explored Spokane singer-songwriter Wells when I was working on the 2010 blog entries. He went to my top 2 with “More” and “Sink Or Swim” in 2009/10. This heart felt ballad is from his 2010 album “Metal And Wood”.
9 13 BOSTON MANOR Ratking 6 12
15 14 NOTHING BUT THIEVES Real Love Song 14 12
22 15 BASTILLE F/ GRAHAM COXON What You Gonna Do??? 15 6
11 16 HANSON In The City 1(4) 22
32 17 THE VAMPS Married In Vegas 17 5
18 18 TRAVIS A Ghost 18 12
21 19 ALIEN ANT FARM Everything She Wants 19 10
25 20 JOHNNY HATES JAZZ Spirit Of Love 20 10
28 21 CREEPER Be My End 21 10
30 22 THE KILLERS My Own Soul's Warning 22 13
31 23 SEMISONIC You're Not Alone 23 9
24 24 ERASURE Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling) 24 11
26 25 MENUDO Lost 25 11
16 26 BROTHERS OSBORNE All Night 4 15
35 27 DOVES Carousels 27 8
36 28 KEITH URBAN Superman 28 5
17 29 SPITFIRES Tear This Place Right Down! 17 18
38 30 I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME Leave Me Alone 30 5
43 31 CALLUM BEATTIE Salamander Street 31 5
19 32 MARTHAGUNN We Don't Need Each Other 19 18
39 33 HEARTRACER Darling 33 11
29 34 THE GLORIOUS SONS Spirit To Break 29 20
20 35 THE SIDE DEAL Ghosts 1 21
79 36 STRUTS f/ROBBIE WILLIAMS Strange Days 36 2
41 37 EVERY AVENUE Tell Me I'm A Wreck 37 12
48 38 RAYE Natalie Don't 38 4
50 39 SCOTT STAPP Face Of The Sun 39 5
27 40 THE JACKS Threw It All Away 25 17
34 41 DIAMANTE Ghost Myself 28 11
47 42 DAOI FREYR Think About Things 42 9
52 43 SHRED KELLY Underground 43 4
57 44 ESKIMO JOE Say Something 44 4
51 45 TOM FULLER Waterfall 45 7
45 46 FAKE SHARK L-ectric Touch 42 7
40 47 THE LICKERISH QUARTET Fadoodle 40 5
46 48 THE 5:55 Slow Down 46 10
23 49 ADELITAS WAY Habit 9 23
58 50 COLD WAR KIDS You Already Know 50 8
42 51 CHAZ CARDIGAN Not OK! 40 14
55 52 NEEDTOBREATHE You Are Here 52 11
61 53 MISTERWIVES Rock Bottom 53 9
54 54 ONE DESIRE After You're Gone 53 14
44 55 WEEZER Hero 33 19
67 56 DELTA GOODREM Paralyzed 56 6
68 57 STRUTS Another Hit Of Showmanship 57 3
59 58 THE PRETTY RECKLESS Death By Rock And Roll 58 7
33 59 ALL TIME LOW Wake Up, Sunshine 6 20
62 60 HARRY STYLES Sunflower Vol. 6 60 14
63 61 CAIN Rise Up (Lazarus) 61 10
66 62 DARYL BRAITHWAITE Love Songs 62 12
84 63 SEMISONIC All It Would Take 63 3
72 64 IMPERIAL DRAG Zodiac Sign 64 4
69 65 SEABIRD Love Will Be Enough 65 8
37 66 HARRY STYLES Watermelon Sugar 9 26
73 67 FRANCESCO YATES Bad Decisions 67 9
60 68 MAGIC GANG Take Back The Track 27 18
74 69 BLACK PUMAS Fire 69 14
78 70 ELECTRIC ENEMY Do What You Want 70 3
81 71 SIXX AM Maybe It's Time 71 4
90 72 LOLA LENNOX Back At Wrong 72 4
49 73 CAITLYN SMITH Fly Away 11 23
77 74 BROTHER LEO Hallelujah 74 6
65 75 TOTO Fearful Heart 65 15
56 76 BEN HAZLEWOOD Collateral 21 16
97 77 WEEZER Beginning Of The End 77 2
85 78 JAKE BUGG Rabbit Hole 78 10
64 79 MERCYME Hurry Up And Wait 49 15
108 80 BLOXX Off My Mind 80 3
87 81 FOXES Love Not Loving You 81 9
88 82 HANDS LIKE HOUSES Headrush 82 9
91 83 JAMES BAY Chew On My Heart 83 6
106 84 EVANESCENCE The Game Is Over 84 5
53 85 POETS OF THE FALL Moments Before The Storm 12 22
107 86 COREY TAYLOR Black Eyes Blue 86 3
76 87 THE TREWS God Speed Rebel 52 12
130 88 ROGER MANNING JR. The Quickening 88 2
70 89 THE LUKA STATE Feel It 12 15
116 90 KEITH URBAN Tumbleweed 90 2
120 91 ALFIE TEMPLEMAN Obvious Guy 91 2
93 92 THE 5:55 Paint It Gold 62 11
101 93 LOW CUT CONNIE Private Lives 93 6
94 94 GERARD WAY f/ JUDITH HILL Here Comes The End 94 8
96 95 LADY A f/ LITTLE BIG TOWN The Thing That Wrecks You 95 6
99 96 ALANIS MORISETTE Smiling 96 14
109 97 THE NIGHT GAME Magic Trick 97 8
80 98 KIM PETRAS Malibu 55 12
104 99 MILEY CYRUS Midnight Sky 99 3
71 100 THE MAKEMAKES Million Euro Smile 18 19
100 101 GLEN CAMPBELL Times Like These 100 11
103 102 KYLIE MINOGUE Say Something 101 7
110 103 KIESZA Crave 103 8
111 104 ROOSEVELT Echoes 104 3
126 105 THE LICKERISH QUARTET There Is A Magic Number 105 2
132 106 DECLAN WELSH & THE DECADENT WEST Ghosted 106 2
113 107 FM Broken 108 4
118 108 BETCHA July. 108 5
115 109 JP COOPER Little Bit Of Love 109 4
new 110 ROYAL REPUBLIC Superlove 110 1
75 111 ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES Call Me 15 16
92 112 ELISA Soul 68 16
83 113 SAINT MOTEL A Good Song Never Dies 6 23
112 114 KEITH URBAN Same Heart 106 7
131 115 TAYLOR SWIFT f/ BON IVER Exile 115 2
122 116 MARCUS KING One Day She's Here 116 5
139 117 ZELLA DAY My Game 117 2
89 118 GORD BAMFORD Just Let Go 8 19
95 119 DIVE IN Give Me A Reason 91 9
141 120 DAUGHTRY World On Fire 120 2
142 121 THE LICKERISH QUARTET Bluebird's Blues 121 2
82 122 INHALER Falling In 65 8
125 123 CHARLIE PUTH Girlfriend 123 5
145 124 MINI MANSIONS Living In The Future 124 3
86 125 OK GO I Won't Let You Down 30 15
128 126 INGRID ANDRESS Waste Of Lime 126 4
148 127 CAMELPHAT Hypercolour 127 3
129 128 DEMI LOVATO f/ TRAVIS BARKER I Love Me 120 6
98 129 HEDLEY Cha-Ching 35 13
new 130 NEW ORDER Be A Rebel 130 1
new 131 KATY PERRY Champagne Problems 131 1
102 132 OLD DOMINION Never Be Sorry 36 12
147 133 KERO KERO BONITO It's Bugsnax! 133 2
133 134 PRYOR & LEE Y'allsome 133 5
138 135 MUTE CHOIR Basement 135 7
new 136 BEABADOOBEE Care 136 1
136 137 ARIANA GRANDE & JUSTIN BIEBER Stuck With U 136 3
137 138 BLANKS Silly People 110 10
149 139 JESSIE WARE Save A Kiss 139 3
new 140 THE JADED HEARTS CLUB Reach Out I'll Be There 140 1
135 141 THE JAYHAWKS Dogtown Days 129 5
123 142 COCO & THE BUTTERFIELDS Feel 118 13
124 143 NOVASTAR Word's Out 83 16
114 144 ASYLUMS A Perfect Life In A Perfect World 74 16
146 145 COBRA STARSHIP Pete Wentz Is The Only Reason We're Famous 145 5
new 146 BADFLOWER 30 144 3
new 147 ROOSEVELT Sign 147 1
new 148 PURPLE DISCO MACHINE In My Arms 148 1
new 149 THE KILLERS f/ KD LANG Lightning Fields 149 1
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