Beyond Radio is the place where music discovery and music nostalgia collide. It is your one-stop source for playlists, music charts, remembrances and recommendations. Our Podcast and music therapy playlists combine elements of nostalgia and discovery, while my blog entries reflect on our musical past through the lens of my personal charts from decades past. I weave a story that includes the connection between artists, chart facts and personal anecdotes that hopefully conjure a connection to the soundtrack of your own life. The current charts and playlists are updated monthly or bi-monthly (bi-weekly for the BR250) and are curated based on a passionate audience that produce their own personal charts weekly.
ROBBIE WILLIAMS Bruce Lee This will be the highest debut on my personal chart this week. My favorite Williams song in many years. He’s had over 60 songs reach my personal chart since the late 90’s.
COLD WAR KIDS Love Is Mystical I love this song!! The gospely, anthemic alt rocker with an inescapable groove should be this decade old band’s real breakthrough. I would totally program this as a pop radio song as it would totally distinguish itself from the rest of the pack.
SILENT CROWD Me + You In many ways Alternative radio is the best place to hear pop-rock, and while this hasn’t made any inroads there, it would fit in well. There is a Walk The Moon vibe I’m feeling here though they claim the 1975 and Two Door Cinema Club as influences.
TAVISH CROWE Fire Debut single from young Canadian, sounding like a lot of EDM inspired current hits.
BIFFY CLYRO Flammable Fifth and poppiest release from the venerable Scottish rock band’s latest album. Their last 4 of 7 albums released since 2002 have reached the UK top 3.
BLONDIE Fun It’s Blondie, the title explains it all. From their upcoming 11th album.
OCEAN PARK STANDOFF Good News Lyrically appropriate for our time in the universe. This trio includes the daughter of Mark Ronson, on the map because of the ubiquitous “Uptown Funk”, though he’s had a lengthy career. Currently starting to see some HotAC airplay.
JONATHAN ROY Good Things Son of Canadian hockey star Patrick Roy and former player himself, he is a protoge of Corey Hart of “Sunglasses At Night” fame and one of my fav artists of the 80’s.
HEARTRACER In The Dark This Richmond, VA band wears their 80’s influences proudly. I had featured them on an alternative pick list in Nov. as well.
JULIA BRENNAN Inner Demons Another song currently starting to see airplay, a gorgeous and instrospective piano ballad from the 18 year Minneapolis native recalls Christina Perri.
TYLER GLENN Shameless Solo debut album, aptly titled “Excommunication”, from ex-Neon trees lead singer, addresses his path out of the Mormon church after coming out. Here he offers a funky dance-rocker and he is unabashedly shameless.
THE SUMMER SET The Night Is Young Arizona pop band that formed in 2007 came up with their name after opening up an atlas and coming across the town Somerset, New Jersey. The song “All Downhill From here” was my #16 song of 2016.
KUNGS f/ RITUAL You Remain This young French producer’s music often builds EDM rhythms around acoustic guitar, jazz or off center vocals, giving it a more adult feel than others in the genre. He scored an across the board smash with “This Girl” last year and a great follow up with Jamie N Commons on “Don’t You Know”.
PANIC! AT THE DISCO Death Of A Bachelor Almost a year and a half in, Panic is still milking the album with now the title track, seemingly a Sinatra homage. It is receiving alternative airplay and is a hit on Sirius XM’s Hits 1. Would easily fit into an adult pop radio station’s playlist.
GOLDFRAPP Anymore UK artist Allison Goldfrapp has been producing electronic music since the late 90’s with her artistic peak in 2005. This song just entered the Beyond Radio top 100 at #62 this week.