Sign Of The Times


Lorde sneaks in a second week at the top. With all of the top 5 losing points this week she could remain at the top as the point spread is wide enough to allow a cushion. Harry Styles has some momentum behind him, moving 29-10 in his 4th week, so he and Clean Bandit could be contenders in the coming weeks.

3 other songs enter the top 25 at 21,22 and 23 respectively. Kasabian’s “You’re In Love With A Psycho” is a bit of a surprise to me, although I like it. Not surprising are superstars Kendrick Lamar and Drake.

Gaga moves 499-68 with “The Cure”, a song that owes more to current pop trends than her songs from “Joanne”. Another big leap, 449-98,  is attributed to Lana Del Rey and her collaboration with The Weeknd on “Lust For Life”.

Other notable top 100 entries are Zayn’s  new single “Still Got Time” (117-75),  Blondie’s 2nd top 100 entry this year “Long Time” (147-79), and 3 alt rock titles: Sir Sly’s “High” (114-83), Royal Blood’s “Lights Out” (247-87)  and Alt-J’s “In Cold Blood” (115-95).


Alternatve/Adult Alternative

DEPECHE MODE     Where’s The Revolution? 36 charts

Stalled on radio but reached #6 on BR250, currently #11.


DELTA RAE  A Long And Happy Life 11 charts

#170, Americana band who sound like they could have a country radio hit with this one.

Hot AC

ED SHEERAN           Galway Girl 29 charts (#1 airplay in UK)

#30, Can this song translate to Stateside success?


CLEAN BANDIT f/ ZARA LARSSON      Symphony 45 charts (#1 airplay in UK)

#7, Sounds similar to the huge “Rather Be”.


MAN WITH A MISSION     Dead End In Tokyo 10 charts

#100, Great to see this Japanese band reach the top 100. Poppier than the current state of rock radio which is not a bad thing.


YOUNG FATHERS  Only God Knows 9 charts

#163,  Scottish lo-fi R&B trio, accompanied by the Leith Congregational Choir.

Adult Contemporary

STEPS Scared Of The Dark 33 charts

#14,  A nice return for their 20th anniversary. Retro Euro-pop sound with shades of Abba.

By: Radio Tim 
May 3, 2017