22RITA ORAAnywhere
43PINKBeautiful Trauma
55DUA LIPANew Rules
86PORTUGAL, THE MANLive In The Moment
1510IMAGINE DRAGONSWhatever It Takes
1012PORTUGAL, THE MANFeel It Still
713MGMTLittle Dark Age
1314SAM SMITHToo Good At Goodbyes
1815THE WOMBATSLemon To A Knife Fight
1617NIALL HORANToo Much To Ask
2019TAYLOR SWIFTReady For It?
1720FRANZ FERDINANDAlways Ascending
4622MANIC STREET PREACHERSInternational Blue
2423ST. VINCENTLos Ageless
2924NFLet You Down
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Jan 16
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 World Another 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.


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.

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Jan 8
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
37        TAYLOR SWIFT       Santa Baby
38        AMERICA     Winter Holidays
39        SIA     Underneath The Mistletoe
40        PENTATONIX          Hallelujah
41        WIZZARD     I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
42        SHADOW SHAKERS          Christmas Eve
43        HANSON       Everybody Knows The Claus
44        CARLY RAE JEPSEN          Last Christmas
45        AVERY SUNSHINE            I Never Knew Christmas
46        SLADE           Merry Xmas Everybody
47        PENTATONIX          God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
48        PENTATONIX          Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
49        JOSH GROBAN        Happy Xmas (The War Is Over)
50        TRAIN            Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Dec 28
Links to Beyond Radio's Year-End Charts

I will be posting these links over the next week. Each page will include the Top 150 of the year, the Top 100 Untapped Resources and a link to each genre's Dec. Spotify playlist. Each playlist will start with the top 25 Untapped songs of the year. 

The BR250 of 2017

Hot AC

 AAA/Adult Alternative

Alternative     This playlist features the Top 100 Untapped Resources of the year plus most of the Top 25 Untapped songs for Dec. 25

Mainstream Rock



R&B/Hip Hop

Adult Contemporary


Dec 26
The Beyond Radio Top 50 of 2017

The Top 250 on Spotify


The BR250 for Dec. 25 is also posted.

50        ED SHEERAN           Galway Girl    19        811.9   38
The British juggernaut ended 2017 with a 2nd #1 this year with his ballad “Perfect”, in at #112. This song was not released to radio in the U.S. but was his 3rd single internationally.
49        NIALL HORAN        Slow Hands    16        832      30
Stylistically similar to Sheeran, this 1D alum has had the best radio success of all the boys in 2017 with 3 strong singles, this, his 1st Pop #1.
48        THE CHAINSMOKERS       Paris    5          834      46
After a huge 2016 the Chainsmokers spent 2 weeks in March in the top 10 before relinquishing that status to the bigger collaboration with Coldplay which spent 3 months there. This one still hung in the top 25 for 14 weeks.
47        MIRANDA LAMBERT        Tin Man           17        864.6   34
The song only reached the top 25 in airplay on Country radio but spent 31 weeks between the end of April and the end of Nov. in the BR top 100.
46        RIHANNA     Love On The Brain     12        867.6   52
This song had received award show exposure a while before it was pitched to radio and spent the 2nd half of 2016 developing here, finally cracking the top 100 in Oct. and reaching the top 40 in Dec. From there it spent 18 weeks in the 40.
45        DEPECHE MODE     Where's The Revolution?        6          878.5   34
A lack of radio exposure did not keep this from spending 7 weeks in the top 10. I don’t think its success here is due to it hitting #3 in Hungary.
44        KYGO f/ SELENA GOMEZ            It Ain't Me      8          879.9   41
It seemed to me there was a bunch of EDM/Pop sound-a-likes out in the spring especially. This was one of the biggest reaching #2 in Pop airplay and top 5 in European airplay.
43        LORDE          Perfect Places  10        883.8   26
10 songs from Lorde charted this year with 4 reaching the BR250, all peaking in the top 100.  Late summer was perfect for her Alternative top 15 hit.
42        CHILDISH GAMBINO        Redbone          15        950.7   52
1 of 4 songs in the top 50 that was on a t least 1 personal chart every week of the tracking period. This was also one of the slowest burn radio hits of the year. It debuted the 1st week of the tracking year and saw its peak here in late winter but radio took longer to catch on.
41        BLEACHERS            Don't Take The Money           8          959      34
This song continues to rise at Hot AC after reaching the top 2 at Alternative radio over the summer.
40        ROYAL BLOOD       Lights Out       6          970.5   33
The 2nd half of 2017 was very good to this UK duo, placing 4 songs in the weekly top 100, currently 2 of them simultaneously in the top 50. This one had 7 weeks in the top 10, 3 of those at #6.
39        KENDRICK LAMAR           Humble           7          971.1   34
Overall Hip Hop struggles a bit at Beyond Radio but critic’s darling Lamar settled into the top 25 for 16 weeks. Along with collaborations with Maroon 5 and Sia, he managed to place 4 songs in the BR250 of the year.
38        TAYLOR SWIFT       Look What You Made Me Do           2(6)      975.4   14
There may be a mini radio burn out on everything Swift-y which isn’t evident with her album sales or personal chart placements for all songs from “Reputation”. Here I think she got a 1 week gimme at #1 on pop radio with this self indulgent (shocker) song. In the end she couldn’t budge Pink out of the top spot so had to settle for 6 weeks at #2.
37        CALVIN HARRIS f/ FRANK OCEAN & MIGOS            Slide    8          982.8   39
Harris’ 1st of 2 in the top 50, his collaborations with R&B and Hip Hop artists proved to be a success and stood apart from much of the other EDM generated Pop hits of the year.
36        FOO FIGHTERS       Run     4          1022.9 26
The Foos placed 2 songs in the top 100, with “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” at #65. Both enjoyed runs in the top 10. While rock msic is in a bit of a lull at the moment, Dave Grohl continues to be a shining light in the genre.
35        ZAYN & TAYLOR SWIFT  I Don't Wanna Live Forever   5          1033.4 40
Personally I feel this song was a bit forced but name value brought the song to near the top of Pop and Hot AC radio.
34        NOTHING BUT THIEVES  Amsterdam     6          1035.9 30
While getting no real Alternative radio love in the States, it didn’t seem to stop the insistent song to rack up15 weeks in the Beyond Radio top 25. Their song “Sorry”, which should have been a Hot AC contender, followed in the top 25 and came in at #132 for the year.
33        MILEY CYRUS        Malibu             3          1046.5 28
Breezy 70’s style California pop is not what we might have expected from Cyrus but she likes to mix things up. It managed to reach the Pop top 20 but had more success in England and Australia than stateside.
32        CLEAN BANDIT f/ ZARA LARSSON      Symphony       7          1051    36
The 1st of 2 songs from the UK dance outfit in the top 50, it was the 3rd song in a row to reach #1 in airplay in their homeland. Not bad for a Dance meets Classical outfit that could have been a novelty act.
31        LUIS FONSI f/ DADDY YANKEE & JUSTIN BIEBER  Despacito        8          1058.5 41
One aspect of the Beyond Radio 250 is that it does not include charts that are almost solely Pop radio centric, though it does include Pop leaning charts that include non-radio songs. That could speak to the surprisingly low entry for this ubiquitous summer song.
30        IMAGINE DRAGONS         Thunder           10        1065    31
The Dragons had an impressive year with 3 songs in the top 250. This one was a polarizing song attracting many haters as well. Even with that it has managed 16 weeks in the top 25 so far while also crowning the Pop airplay chart in the U.S.
29        LITTLE BIG TOWN Better Man      9          1070.9 52
I can safely say that I am a little giddy at the fact that this Taylor Swift penned song did better than any of her other songs this year. It clearly shows where her strengths are (certainly not rapping). Also it is great to see a long established country band spend 28 weeks in the top 100.
28        THE XX         On Hold          7          1095.1 50
I would not have predicted the quirky alt band to score 3 songs in top 250 this year but indeed they did. Here their use of an extrapolated vocal from Hall & Oates #1 song “I Can’t Go For That” helped secure 16 weeks in the top 25.
27        BRUNO MARS         24K Magic      1          1138.9 37
3 songs in the top 100 make another banner year for Mars. This sat at #2for 10 weeks behind The Weeknd’s “Starboy” starting at the beginning of Nov. 2016 before getting a sole week at #1.
26        DUA LIPA     New Rules      2          1148.1 24
5 total songs in the top 250, including collaborations, this one capped a year that established her as an international force.
25        KESHA          Praying            2(2)      1162.1 21
A comeback of grand proportions, it sat behind Calvin Harris’ “Feels” in late summer as almost the antithesis in sentiment. That high note chills me every time.
24        BRUNO MARS         That's What I Like      5          1197.3 49
The man can hardly do wrong, he appeals to all demographics. He scored Billboard’s #2 radio song of the year with this throwback.
23        SHAWN MENDES   There's Nothing Holding Me Back     6          1203.4 31
This teenager gets a lot of love from Pop and Hot AC radio and along with international success it bodes well for the next few years of his career.
22        PARAMORE Hard Times     3          1206.9 32
What I’m sure was considered a commercial disappointment was clearly a Beyond Radio hit. Within a month of release it was in the top 25 and spent 3 weeks at #3 in June.
21        THE KILLERS          The Man          3          1221.3 24
A Dance-tinged comeback for the Las Vegas band garnered them an Alternative #1 and much love at Beyond Radio. 17 weeks in the top 25 and still in the top 50 at the end of November.
20        LADY GAGA            The Cure         2(3)      1231.5 32
After what was considered a weak performance by the singles from “Joanne” this non-album single delved into current pop trends and nabbed her a third Pop top 20 in less than a year. Her performance here was much better.
19        THE WEEKND f/ DAFT PUNK      Starboy            1(12)    1232.1 30
This holdover from 2016 spent 6 of its weeks at #1 before Dec. of last year. If his 2016 points were added in this would sit at #2.
18        CHARLIE PUTH       Attention         7          1240    31
The slinky groove of this song established Puth as a real radio contender, earning him a Pop #1. It has spent 29 weeks in the top 100 so far. I was a little late to the party, it just cracked my top 10 but still placed as my #3 Pop song of the year. Current pop has minimal impact on my personal chart.
17        CALVIN HARRIS f/ PHARRELL WILLIAMS, KATY PERRY & BIG SEAN Feels    1(4)      1267.8             24
Towards the end of summer this superstar collab reigned for 4 weeks, exerting the perfect lazy summer vibe that Pop radio loves. This one was my #25 of songs that reached the U.S. Pop chart but only placed at #616 overall. Doesn’t mean I don’t like it though
16        PINK  What About Us           1(11)    1270.3             15
With only 15 weeks under its belt this would easily have been a top 10 or 5 contender if released earlier in the year.
15        ARCADE FIRE         Everything Now         1(4)      1328    26
My summer shocker, and not unpleasantly, was the ascent of Arcade Fire to #1 for a month straight. While critic’s lists often polarize me this was their #7 song of the year. Right behind it was, IMO, one of the worst songs of all time, “Bodak Yellow”. It warms my heart that it failed to reach the BR250 for the year, placing only at #281 after a #39 peak.
14        LADY GAGA            Million Reasons          4          1350.2             37
Before the Super Bowl performance gave this song a radio kick in the A, Beyond Radio already had the song sitting in the top 10 for 2 months.
13        CARLY RAE JEPSEN          Cut To The Feeling     2(5)      1418.1             28
This is the radio head scratcher of the year. How can a song that is on numerous critics year-end lists (Entertainment Weekly’s #3) AND spent 14 weeks in the top 10 at Beyond Radio, with 5 of those at #2, not get ANY radio love. It is a travesty.
12        RAG'N'BONE MAN Human            5          1429.4 42
This song started to take off in Europe in August of 2016 and it wasn’t until early 2017 that it started to hit its stride in the U.S. In total it spent 28 weeks in the top 100.
11        CLEAN BANDIT f/ SEAN PAUL & ANNE-MARIE        Rockabye        5          1450.1 52
Another song with international success before launching the U.S., this 1st hit the chart in Oct. 2016 and had a total of 16 weeks in the top 10. It spent 9 weeks at #1 on the UK singles chart.
10        THE CHAINSMOKERS & COLDPLAY    Something Just Like This        3          1523.6 40
Their 2nd song in the top 50, this spent 12 of its 14 weeks in the top 10 in the top 5. Because of the collaboration this song managed to gain airplay at Alternative and AAA radio as well. To me, it is the perfect example of a Pop trend gone awry. I just recently learned about the EDM mechanism “The Drop”, which in clubs may work well, but on radio falls flat to my ears.
9          IMAGINE DRAGONS         Believer           8          1537.3 43
21 weeks in the top 25 and 35 in top 100 helped fuel this songs steady pace towards the top 10 this year. Whether you like them or hate them, they are a rock band that has figured out how to stay relevant to the Pop audience while reaching most demographics.
8          KATY PERRY f/ SKIP MARLEY   Chained To The Rhythm        1(6)      1540.3 42
This song dominated the early spring but subsequent singles couldn’t keep the flow. Even though, both “Swish Swish” (#70) and Bon Appetit (#127) reached the Beyond Radio top 25 during the summer.
7          LORDE          Green Light     1(4)      1551.2 39
Right on Perry’s heels, Lorde took the latter half of the spring. Both spent 16 weeks in the top 25. Both ladies seem to have faltered from their previous highs overall but are taking creative risks. Lorde’s efforts have been validated by Grammy nods.
6          ADELE           Water Under The Bridge        1          1629.5 43
This song had more than a half year of charting before entering the top 10 the 1st week of  Dec. last year. Those points would have only brought this up a few notches.
5          HARRY STYLES      Sign Of The Times      1(9)      1728.1 32
This sweepingly gorgeous ballad was the second longest running #1 of the year, behind Pink. Styles went in a complete opposite direction that Pop would have expected. With that he achieved a grand masterpiece and probably a good amount of industry cred.
4          ED SHEERAN           Castle On The Hill      2(5)      1770.4 47
Released virtually simultaneously, this was always in the shadow of “Shape Of You” but kept good pace with it. It was a good call to release 2 songs that contrasted each other. This one had 19 weeks in the top 25.
3          THE WEEKND f/ DAFT PUNK      I Feel It Coming         1(2)      1869.6 41
This song’s 2 weeks in November could have brought it into the #2 position. If Michael Jackson recorded a simple easy going R&B song in 2017 it would have been this. 
2          ED SHEERAN           Shape Of You 1(4)      1881.4 47
Sheeran connected in a big way with a song that borrowed from tropical house and built on a simple melody line. 19 weeks in the top 10 was not enough to bring it home though.
1          PORTUGAL, THE MAN      Feel It Still      2          2072.1 38
Prolonged multi-format exposure wins the race, not reaching #1. The biggest difference between this and “Shape of You” is 33 weeks in top 25, 12 more than Ed Sheeran. It reached the top 25 in mid-April and the top 10 in August, hit the top 5 on Sept. 4 and spent the last 3 months of the year parked there. It’s an impressive run that is not quite over yet.
Dec 26
The BR250 of 2017, Pos. 150-51
150      NICKELBACK         Feed The Machine      42        419.8   34
149      LANA DEL REY f/ THE WEEKND           Lust For Life   28        420.4   32
148      RITA ORA     Your Song       34        420.9   27
147      U2       You're The Best Thing About Me      11        421.5   12
146      THE WAR ON DRUGS        Holding On     47        422.9   26
145      ONEREPUBLIC        Kids    7          426.3   25
144      BRAD PAISLEY       Today  33        432.7   45
143      MIRANDA LAMBERT        We Should Be Friends            37        439.2   37
142      LP       Lost On You   24        440.5   44
141      KASABIAN   You're In Love With A Psycho          20        443.1   36
140      JAMIROQUAI          Automaton      19        445.7   29
139      JESSIE WARE           Midnight         13        445.9   17
138      KINGS OF LEON     Reverend         48        447.5   52
137      MAREN MORRIS     80's Mercedes 21        447.8   27
136      LITTLE MIX  Touch  17        448      37
135      JUSTIN BIEBER & BLOODPOP    Friends            10        450.4   15
134      BLONDIE      Fun      28        450.9   35
133      CAMILA CABELLO f/ YOUNG THUG    Havana            5          452.8   15
132      NOTHING BUT THIEVES  Sorry   16        453.7   17
131      RAG'N'BONE MAN Skin     37        454.1   38
130      SEETHER      Let You Down            36        454.7   36
129      BRITNEY SPEARS  Slumber Party 25        455.9   35
128      INCUBUS      Nimble Bastard           23        457.6   41
127      KATY PERRY f/ MIGOS     Bon Appetit    17        458.6   25
126      MAROON 5 f/ FUTURE       Cold    19        458.6   33
125      RAELYNN    Love Triangle  38        459.5   39
124      SIA     Move Your Body        15        459.9   45
123      ZAYN f/ SIA Dusk Till Dawn           9          460      12
122      LOGIC f/ ALESSIA CARA & KHALID    1-800-273-8255          11        465.1   27
121      KELSEA BALLERINI         Yeah Boy        55        468.3   45
120      BRAD PAISLEY       Last Time For Everything       36        468.9   33
119      BLONDIE      Long Time       22        470.4   35
118      MARIAN HILL         Down  18        470.6   33
117      CHEAT CODES f/ DEMI LOVATO           No Promises    50        471.1   34
116      THOMAS RHETT & MAREN MORRIS     Craving You   22        474.5   34
115      JON PARDI   Dirt On My Boots       31        475      43
114      DEMI LOVATO        Sorry Not Sorry          14        475.4   21
113      THE REVIVALISTS Wish I Knew You       60        476.9   52
112      ED SHEERAN           Perfect 2(2)      479.8   38
111      THE CHAINSMOKERS f/ HALSEY          Closer  2(6)      490.8   33
110      SPOON           Hot Thoughts  32        496.9   45
109      SIA f/ KENDRICK LAMAR            The Greatest    3          497.8   30
108      DAN & SHAY           How Not To    47        502.1   45
107      TAYLOR SWIFT       Ready For It?  9          506.3   12
106      RASCAL FLATTS    Yours If You Want It 54        508.6   44
105      JON PARDI   Heartache On The Dancefloor            33        510.9   39
104      HAIM Want You Back          20        513.5   29
103      TRAIN            Play That Song            26        515.4   41
102      CARRIE UNDERWOOD     Dirty Laundry 12        517.8   41
101      GOLDFRAPP            Anymore         7          522.3   28
100      BROTHERS OSBORNE       It Ain't My Fault         51        526.7   52
99        QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE     The Way You Used To Do     23        530.6   24
98        ARIANA GRANDE f/ NICKI MINAJ        Side To Side   9          536.3   27
97        BECK Up All Night   7          537      25
96        ALT-J  In Cold Blood 18        541.1   34
95        LUKE COMBS          Hurricane        48        544.9   49
94        RAE SREMMURD f/ GUCCI MANE         Black Beatles  8          545.3   31
93        DRAKE          Passionfruit     23        546.4   30
92        ERIC CHURCH f/ RHIANNON GIDDENS          Kill A Word    18        548.1   33
91        LUKE BRYAN          Fast     32        555.6   37
90        JASON ALDEAN     Any Ol' Barstool         26        560.3   45
89        SHANIA TWAIN      Life's About To Get Good     14        565.1   30
88        STEPS Scared Of The Dark    13        570.8   37
87        LUKE COMBS          When It Rains It Pours           16        575.5   22
86        KANE BROWN f/ LAUREN ALAINA      What Ifs          14        580.2   45
85        KENNY CHESNEY  All The Pretty Girls     17        581.8   26
84        PHOENIX      J-Boy   16        582.4   29
83        STARLEY f/ RYAN RIBACK         Call On Me     17        593.5   52
82        MARTIN GARRIX & DUA LIPA   Scared To Be Lonely  16        594.5   33
81        MAROON 5 f/ KENDRICK LAMAR         Don't Wanna Know    7          598.1   49
80        SAM HUNT   Body Like A Backroad          26        602.5   43
79        LANA DEL REY      Love    12        606.7   29
78        SHAWN MENDES   Mercy  16        607.3   41
77        KINGS OF LEON     Waste A Moment        4          609.4   41
76        FRENCH MONTANA f/ SWAE LEE          Unforgettable  20        619.9   32
75        BRUNO MARS         Versace On The Floor 40        621.5   52
74        BASTILLE     Blame  21        621.8   46
73        DJ KHALED f/ RIHANNA & BRYSON TILLER Wild Thoughts            7          626.4   24
72        JULIA MICHAELS   Issues  21        629.3   45
71        SAM SMITH  Too Good At Goodbyes         5          659      12
70        KATY PERRY f/ NICKI MINAJ     Swish Swish    14        662.5   28
69        LIAM PAYNE f/ QUAVO   Strip That Down         19        662.6   28
68        GREEN DAY            Still Breathing 14        670.8   41
67        JAX JONES f/ RAYE            You Don't Know Me  16        671.9   47
66        JAMES ARTHUR      Say You Won't Let Go           20        682.6   52
65        FOO FIGHTERS       The Sky Is A Neighborhood   7          691.7   14
64        COLD WAR KIDS    Love Is Mystical         13        692.4   38
63        MAREN MORRIS     I Could Use A Love Song      32        699.3   52
62        LADY ANTEBELLUM        You Look Good         40        699.9   45
61        KEITH URBAN f/ CARRIE UNDERWOOD         The Fighter      21        700      46
60        CARLY PEARCE     Every Little Thing       39        703      51
59        BRETT YOUNG        In Case You Didn't Know      27        705.8   52
58        KELLY CLARKSON           Love So Soft   4          715      12
57        GHOST           Square Hammer          10        721.7   39
56        LIAM GALLAGHER           Wall Of Glass 5          738.6   26
55        WILLIAM MICHAEL MORGAN   Missing            25        742.6   51
54        ZEDD & ALESSIA CARA   Stay     13        751.5   40
53        THE NATIONAL      The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness  17        762.5   28
52        MIDLAND     Drinkin' Problem         16        770.7   47
51        LAUREN ALAINA  Road Less Traveled    12        802.3   4112/21

I don't usually give in to Christmas songs but there was no denying the awesomeness of Hanson's song. It will definitely be taken over next week by one of my favorite songs in recent memory, "Not Today" by Twenty One Pilots. That should spend multiple weeks at the top. The juxtaposition of it's happy melody and downer lyrics recall Everclear's "Wonderful" in tone. Perhaps with the recent passing of David Cassidy my top 2 reflect my nostalgic love for bubblegum pop. "Not Today" especially has shades of the Partridge Family and that era's pop music.

That has also helped the recently re-discovered "Running Away" by Polyphonic Spree back onto my chart after almost 10 years. It well surpasses its original peak, up to #30 this week. Another song reflective of the era that is moving up my chart is Hudson Taylor's "Feel It Again" with a very Simon & Garfunkel vibe.

With Twenty One Pilots assured reign it looks like Mika will not get to reach the top with "It's My House". That may also hold true for Brandi Carlile's "The Joke".

Next week should see 2 songs by the Last Bandoleros inside the top 10, making 4 top 10's and a top 15 in the past 18 months. Fittingly in the past I have described them as the Tex-Mex Hanson.


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Hot Ac Monthly Ranking  

42PINKBeautiful Trauma
64NIALL HORANToo Much To Ask
55SAM SMITHToo Good At Goodbyes
137PARAMOREFake Happy
1210PORTUGAL, THE MANFeel It Still

Monthly Pop  

11RITA ORAAnywhere
33DUA LIPANew Rules
97NIALL HORANToo Much To Ask
169LORDEHomemade Dynamite

Monthly Dance  

71MIKAIt's My House
204TOVE LODisco Tits
128PNAUGo Bang

Monthly Urban  

51N.E.R.D. & RIHANNALemon
12NFLet You Down
44KHALIDYoung Dumb & Broke
105G-EAZY f/ A$AP ROCKY & CARDI B.No Limit
26POST MALONE f/ 21 SAVAGERockstar
418SZA f/ CALVIN HARRISThe Weekend
610MIGUELTold You So

Rock Monthly Ranking  

13FOO FIGHTERSThe Sky Is A Neighborhood
24ROYAL BLOODHow Did We Get So Dark?
45ROYAL BLOODI Only Lie When I Love You
96GREEN DAYBack In The U.S.A.
108METALLICASpit Out The Bone

Country Monthly Ranking  

21MAREN MORRISI Could Use A Love Song
32TIM McGRAW & FAITH HILLThe Rest Of Our Life
93BRETT YOUNGLike I Loved You
45BLAKE SHELTONI'll Name The Dogs
209SCOTTY MCCREERYFive More Minutes

Ac Monthly Ranking  

23SAM SMITHToo Good At Goodbyes
174MARIAH CAREYAll I Want For Christmas
35PAT BENATARDancing Through The Wreckage
447SIASanta's Coming For Us
188SAM SMITHOne Last Song
259WHAMLast Christmas
1210MIKAIt's My House

Alternative Monthly Ranking  

11MGMTLittle Dark Age
22FRANZ FERDINANDAlways Ascending
43THE WOMBATSLemon To A Knife Fight
54PORTUGAL, THE MANLive In The Moment
116THE KILLERSRun For Cover
87IMAGINE DRAGONSWhatever It Takes
179TAME IMPALAList Of People (To Try And Forget About)
910ST. VINCENTLos Ageless

Aaa Monthly Ranking  

11PORTUGAL, THE MANLive In The Moment
33BECKUp All Night
44ST. VINCENTLos Ageless
85BASTILLEWorld Gone Mad
1026MANIC STREET PREACHERSInternational Blue
58U2You're The Best Thing About Me
1510IMAGINE DRAGONSWhatever It Takes