LCTCArtistSong
11KATY PERRYChained To The Rhythm
22ED SHEERANShape Of You
33ED SHEERANCastle On The Hill
44THE WEEKND f/ DAFT PUNKI Feel It Coming
105THE CHAINSMOKERSParis
86DEPECHE MODEWhere's The Revolution?
57RAG'N'BONE MANHuman
128IMAGINE DRAGONSBeliever
69ZAYN & TAYLOR SWIFTI Don't Wanna Live Forever
910LITTLE BIG TOWNBetter Man
11911LORDEGreen Light
3812THE CHAINSMOKERS & COLDPLAYSomething Just Like This
1113ADELEWater Under The Bridge
1514BRUNO MARSThat's What I Like
2415KYGO f/ SELENA GOMEZIt Ain't Me
716GOLDFRAPPAnymore
2017LANA DEL REYLove
1418CLEAN BANDIT f/ SEAN PAUL & ANNE-MARIERockabye
1319LADY GAGAMillion Reasons
1620MARTIN GARRIX & DUA LIPAScared To Be Lonely
1821JAX JONES f/ RAYEYou Don't Know Me
2322CHILDISH GAMBINORedbone
1723THE XXOn Hold
2524COLD WAR KIDSLove Is Mystical
1925JAMIROQUAIAutomaton
Most Added
Submit a Chart using our Voting Form
You fuel the charts. Send us your personal favorites using our simple form. Or, email us an already created chart directly.
Submit Your Chart
Mar 20
Lorde gets the green light

As predicted Lorde makes a big leap, up 108 positions to #11. She also has a second song "Liability" enter the Beyond Radio 250 at #205. Right behind her the Chainsmokers & Coldplay rise 38-12 and look to have 2 songs in the top 10 by next week. These 2 songs are also the 2 most added this week, 20 & 17. The third most added song, Calvin Harris’ “Slide” moves 164-47 and after a slow-ish start Ariana Grande’s current pop top 15 song “Everyday” finally cracks the top 100 up 107-58.

Keith Urban got as high as #127 last August with his Carrie Underwood duet “The Fighter” when it was receiving airplay in Australia. Now maybe the poppiest song on country radio ever, where it now in the top 25, finally enters the top 100 at #70. I expected this would be pitched to Hot AC and a different song would be promoted to country radio. The Band Perry seems to have skipped country radio and gone strait to Hot AC with their current single “Stay In The Dark” (194-161). Lady Antebellum’s new single “You Look Good” (57-40) also sounds to me like a Hot AC song. We’ll see how it all plays out in the end.

Beyond Radio Adult Alternative picks March 2017

Feb/March picks on YouTube

 

DROPKICK MURPHYS    You'll Never Walk Alone 9 albums in and perfect for St. Paddy's day is a remake of the oft recorded song from the Broadway show Carousel. The album "11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory" was released in Jan. and reached #8 on the Billboard album chart.

CHICANO BATMAN    Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm) L.A. band who sound like a psychedelic cousin to Santana on this song.

ALICE MERTON    No Roots English-Canadian newcomer who explains this song is about "never really staying in one place for very long".

ALEX CLARE    Tell Me What You Need Clare had a huge international hit with "Too Close" in 2012 and reached #6 on my personal chart in 2015 with "War Rages On". This is from the British singer's new album "Tail Of Lions".

AMY LEE    Love Exists New single from former Evanescence front woman. A big atmospheric ballad for a big voice. Last year she did a covers EP which included a cool version of Led Zeppelin's "Going To California" and a gothic take on "With Or Without You". 

CAMERON AVERY    Wasted On Fidelity Australian artist who is a touring member of Tame Impala and formerly of the band Pond. His solo work is influenced by artists Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan and others of that era but with a modern alt flare.

CHEF'SPECIAL    In Your Arms This hand clappy folk tune was received moderate airplay on alternative radio last year but nothing on AAA which is strange. The Dutch band also dabbles in ska, rap and funk.

DEX ROMWEBER    Trouble Of The World Former frontman of the band Flat Duo Jets, his music is steeped in late 50's, early 60's rockabilly, surf and lounge music.

ERIC CLAPTON    Spiral Over 50 years of guitar licking for Mr. Clapton. Here's some laid back blues from his 2016 album "I Still Do". And he does.

HAMISH ANDERSON   Trouble More blues guitar from this young Australian. Tooling around since 2013, his first full length album of the same name was released last Oct.

SHERYL CROW    Halfway There A welcome return from Crow, showing her more bluesy side.

HUNTER AND THE BEAR    Won't You Ever Come Home This British band sounds downright Petty/Springsteen-ish on this song but that is not their only music direction. "D.R.K" their most recent single has a much heavier rock edge and "You Can Talk" a driving propulsive energy.Not to be pigeon-holed the band has put out 11 singles and 2 EP's of diverse songs since 2014.

MATT HIRES    Holy War You can hear the roots rock influence on this tune from Tampa native Hires. It sounds more 2005 than 2017 but I like it.

JAMIE N COMMONS    Glory Gravely voiced British singer offers what has been called "a modern Gothic, 21st century version of the blues". 

KINGS OF LEON    Around The World One of the biggest American rock bands of the last decade, these Nashville boys are best when they put a little boogie in their step. The band has the current #3 song on the Untapped Resources AAA chart and it also reached  #41 on the Beyond Radio 250 in February without being released as a single. Their song "Family Tree" was my #1 song of the 2014/15 season. I have a year end list and other to coincidence the annual music party each summer. 

AGNES OBEL    It's Happening Again This Danish singer songwriter is influenced by classical music in addition to people like alt queen PJ Harvey. Her music exists in an eerie folk landscape.

LAURA MARLING    Soothing Similarly, here is dark acoustic folk from the British singer-songwriter whose had 5 albums (4 UK top 10's) since 2008. Her latest "Semper Femina" was released last week.

NAHKO & MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE    Love Letters To God A music collective lead by Nanko Bear, a musician of Apache, Filipino and Puerto Rican descent. The bands music similarly transcends genre lines.

RICHARD ASHCROFT    They Don't Own Me Ashcroft was the lead singer of the British band The Verve, best known for their 90's anthem "Bitterseet Symphony".

THE BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOUR    Tear Down That Wall This Austin, Texas band has been churning out psychedelic rock since 2007. This was released on inauguration day. This is not their first time singing about political issues. 

THE REVIVALISTS    Stand Up This New Orleans band reached #1 on the AAA chart 14 months after the release of their album "Men Amongst Mountains" last Sept with "Wish I Knew You". Just 2 weeks ago it hit the Alternative airplay top 10. I featured it last June on the adult pop pick list. Here's hoping they continue to gain traction. They sound equally fantastic live.

VISTA KICKS    Baja (Only Wanna Be With You) Originally from Sacramento, this breezy, summery offering is from their 2016 EP "Chasing Waves".

THE REBEL LIGHT    Hard To Believe The perfect companion to Vista Kicks is this song from this L.A. trio. Their EP "A Hundred Summer Days" delves into the 60's/70's California folk-pop formula nicely. "They receiving some airplay on Siurs/XM;'s Alt Nation last year with the song "Strangers".  

FOND OF RUDY    Say Something Staying in a similar vein, this is easy to swallow British indie pop, breezy and melodic.

ZACH WILLIAMS    Chain Breaker Born in Pensacola, Florida Williams began is career as the frontman of a southern rock band and now has moved into the Christian music realm. This  song recently spent multiple weeks at #1 on the Christian airplay chart.

Beyond Radio Tim
Weekly music picks, Spotify Playlists and links to independent artists
In a Band? Follow Me
I'll provide a link to your site
Mar 13
Can't stop the train

The top 3 all gain points but Ed Sheeran could not stop the Katy Perry train. She gains almost 1000 more points and 14 more adds. She claims the highest total charts, 81, since “Starboy” in November.

3 songs enter the top 10 with Goldfrapp up 11-7, Depeche Mode 13-8 and The Chainsmokers 12-10. 3 songs also move into the top 25 led by Lana Del Rey’s “Love” 52-20 , followed by Kygo 62-24 and Cold War Kids 47-25.

The Chainsmokers aided by Coldplay also see the top new entry in the top 100 as “Something Just Like This” rises 132-38 powered by 11 adds. The most added song is the much anticipated comeback of Lorde with “Green Light” entering the top 250 ant #119. I expect a powerful move upward next week.

Other notable entries into the top 100 are Maroon 5 (#47), and atypical release from Linkin Park with Kiara (#67), a return from Incubus (#82) and the latest single from Rag’n’Bone Man (#84).

Mar 7
Katy Perry unchained

Katy Perry rises 9-3 and could be a contender for #1 next week if she claims another surge in adds. She picked up 20 this week, only 2 behind “Shape Of You” now. That song only saw a slight increase in points (17), while Perry increased by over 1200 so clearly her momentum is greater.

Depeche Mode (19-13) and Imagine Dragons (23-14) come closer to the top 10, and 2 songs enter the top 25, “Scared To Be Lonely” (28-18) and “”That’s What I Like” (26-22), all on similar point increases.

Just outside the top 25 Biffy Clyro jump 20 spots from 46-26, far surpassing the top 100 peaks of the other 4 songs they have placed from their most recent album. Those all peaked between 72 and 85 in the last 12 months.

The 3 highest new editions to the top 100 belong to Lana Del Rey moving 238-52, Sophie Ellis-Bextor up 115-55 and Kygo with Selene Gomez on “It Ain’t Me” vaulting 242-62.

Feb 28

Other than the 3 nice moves into the top 25 the upper reaches are pretty stagnant. Those three are the same biggest movers from last week; Katy Perry #9, Depeche Mode #19 (who also debut atop the Heritage Artist and Heritage voters charts) and Imagine Dragons #23.

Dua Lipa has 2 songs enter the top 50 this week. Her collaboration  with Martin Garrix moves 60-28 while “Be The One” is up 51-39.

The 3 highest top 100 entries belong to Marian Hill’s “Down” (146-78), “Reverend” by Kings Of Leon (136-81) and the awesome “Love Is Mystical” from Cold War Kids (154-84). Hoping that one breaks out from alternative and becomes a pop hit.

Feb 24
Alternative picks for February

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

AMY SHARK    Adore Australian indie pop singer songwriter.

ARTIFICIAL PLEASURE    I'll Make It Worth Your While Gang Of Four meets funk from new London based band.

BRITISH SEA POWER    Bad Bohemian This Brit band is currently #3 on the Untapped Resouces Alt chart. They released their first album in 2003 and have been compared to The Cure and Joy Division.

DEATH TEAM    Gold This quirky Swedish indie pop band has been putting out singles since 2014. "Gold is from 2015 and their latest release from earlier this month is "Work".

DEPECHE MODE    Where's The Revolution? These alt superstars will release their 14th studio album on March 17.

FINDLAY    Waste My Time Brit female artist debuted in 2013 with "On And Off" (featured in a BMW commercial) and just released her first full length album.

FUNERAL ADVANTAGE    CEOT7K Dream pop trio from Boston whose first album came out in 2015.

HARLEA    You Don't Get It Somewhere between Amy Winehouse and Elle King with a bluesy rock edge.

MYSTERY JETS    Bombay Blue Another British band who debuted in 2006. They cite Pink Floyd and King Crimson as influences of their latest album.

TEMPLES    Strange Or Be Forgotten Current #6 song on Untapped Resources Alternative chart, this neo-psychedelic band was also featured last Nov.

THE AMAZONS    Little Something Right behind at #7 is another Brit band who travel between the styles of Nirvana and Arcade Fire.

THE CHAIN GANG OF 1974    Slow Moniker for Kamtin Mohager a US. multi-instrumentalist who veers on the side of alt-dance.

THE MODERN STRANGERS    Vanilla Brotherly duo from England who have pt out 4 tracks in the last year, bringing on comparisons to MGMT and Phoenix.

THE ORWELLS    They Put A Body In The Bayou More family ties in this Illinois indie-rock band. Comprised of 2 brothers, 2 cousins and a friend, they serve up a gritty intro to their latest album "Terrible Human Beings".

THE XX    Say Something Loving Finally this week's #2 Untapped Resources Alternative song is the second single from the band's latest album "I See You" which debuted at #1 on Billboard's album sales chart on Feb. 4.

Cold War Kids spend a third week at #1 but could be pushed out of the top spot by the 7 year old Atomic Tom song “I’m Coming After You” or the Japanese rcok band Man With A Mission, whose “Dead End In Tokyo” is up to #5 in its third week on the chart.

The Dear Hunter now have 8 songs in the top 150 and 4 others in consideration

Genre Charts

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

Hot Ac Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
11ED SHEERANCastle On The Hill
472KATY PERRYChained To The Rhythm
43ED SHEERANShape Of You
54LADY GAGAMillion Reasons
35THE WEEKND f/ DAFT PUNKI Feel It Coming
26ADELEWater Under The Bridge
407IMAGINE DRAGONSBeliever
3168TAKE THATGiants
69ZAYN & TAYLOR SWIFTI Don't Wanna Live Forever
810TRAINPlay That Song

Monthly Pop  

LCTCArtistSong
321KATY PERRYChained To The Rhythm
12ED SHEERANShape Of You
23THE WEEKND f/ DAFT PUNKI Feel It Coming
84THE CHAINSMOKERSParis
35CLEAN BANDIT f/ SEAN PAUL & ANNE-MARIERockabye
46ZAYN & TAYLOR SWIFTI Don't Wanna Live Forever
307MARTIN GARRIX & DUA LIPAScared To Be Lonely
68SIAMove Your Body
449JAX JONES f/ RAYEYou Don't Know Me
28510KYGO f/ SELENA GOMEZIt Ain't Me

Monthly Dance  

LCTCArtistSong
111MARTIN GARRIX & DUA LIPAScared To Be Lonely
22SIAMove Your Body
73SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTORWild Forever
34MARSHMELLO f/ WRABELRitual
105MARTIN SOLVEIG f/ INA WROLDSENPlaces
86TIESTO f/ BRIGHT SPARKSOn My Way
417ALESSOFalling
48KIESZADearly Beloved
649JUST USCloudbusting
510ARMIN VAN BUURENI Need You

Monthly Urban  

LCTCArtistSong
11CHILDISH GAMBINORedbone
82MARIAH CAREY f/ YGI Don't
43THE WEEKNDParty Monster
34MIGOS f/ LIL UZI VERTBad And Boujee
25A TRIBE CALLED QUESTWe The People
116MISSY ELLIOTT f/ LAMBI'm Better
67THE WEEKND f/ DAFT PUNKI Feel It Coming
58BEYONCEAll Night
149SAMPHA(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano
4310BIG SEAN f/ EMINEMNo Favors

Rock Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
61NICKELBACKFeed The Machine
12GHOSTSquare Hammer
1263INCUBUSNimble Bastard
154SHINEDOWNHow Did You Love
35STARSETMonster
96THRICEBlack Honey
47BREAKING BENJAMINNever Again
88METALLICAMoth Into Flame
479THE PRETTY RECKLESSOh My God
34910MASTODONShow Yourself

Country Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
11LITTLE BIG TOWNBetter Man
22LAUREN ALAINARoad Less Traveled
53WILLIAM MICHAEL MORGANMissing
64JASON ALDEANAny Ol' Barstool
45LUKE BRYANFast
86JON PARDIDirt On My Boots
97BRAD PAISLEYToday
168MIRANDA LAMBERTWe Should Be Friends
79ERIC CHURCH f/ RHIANNON GIDDENSKill A Word
1810LADY ANTEBELLUMYou Look Good

Ac Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
21ED SHEERANShape Of You
12ADELEWater Under The Bridge
33THE WEEKND f/ DAFT PUNKI Feel It Coming
84SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTORWild Forever
605KATY PERRYChained To The Rhythm
56TRAINPlay That Song
97ED SHEERANCastle On The Hill
3138ED SHEERANHow Would You Feel (Paean)
69EMELI SANDEBreathing Underwater
410JOHN LEGENDLove Me Now

Alternative Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
141DEPECHE MODEWhere's The Revolution?
32GOLDFRAPPAnymore
343COLD WAR KIDSLove Is Mystical
24BASTILLEBlame
115BIFFY CLYROFlammable
106TEMPLESStrange Or Be Forgotten
17THE XXOn Hold
158GROUPLOVEGood Morning
49RAG'N'BONE MANHuman
1310YOUNG THE GIANTSilvertongue

Aaa Monthly Ranking  

LCTCArtistSong
11THE XXOn Hold
22RAG'N'BONE MANHuman
73JAMIROQUAIAutomaton
44ARCADE FIRE f/ MAVIS STAPLESI Give You Power
195DEPECHE MODEWhere's The Revolution?
206THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERSHigh Ticket Attraction
167IMAGINE DRAGONSBeliever
4998LANA DEL REYLove
39THE SHINSName For You
810PAT BENATARShine