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As this chart shows a lot of volatility from week to week I’ve decided to provide commentary on the top 25 each chart.
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LW TW ARTIST/SONG POINTS PEAK WEEKS
95 1 RAE MORRIS Do It 567.8 1 3
Vaulting 94 spots British songstress Morris gained 7 charts from the last list. Her previous song, “Reborn” reached #62 on the UR250 in Aug. She came on the scene in 2012 and her 2015 album “Unguarded” reached #9 on the UK album chart.
194 2 IMAGINE DRAGONS Whatever It Takes 566.3 2 12
The band rebounds into the top 10, its previous peak was #7, with the release of the video on Oct. 12.
3 3 WRABEL The Village 560.8 3 7
6 weeks in the top 10 for Wrabel’s trans anthem. It came close to the BR250 top 100, peaking at #105.
11 4 SHANIA TWAIN Swinging With My Eyes Closed 559.44 4 7
3 songs from her #1 album “Now”are currently in the UR top 100 including “We Got Something They Don’t” at #70 (I’m liking that one right out of the box) and “Poor Me” at #89. Here she mixes a bit of her old production style with a light reggae beat.
1986 5 PINK Beautiful Trauma 533.928 5 1
The title track from the current #1 album on the Billboard 200 may graduate from Untapped Resources as soon as next week as the trending trajectory of the song indicates a big move on the BR 250 next week. I like this one a lot, despite her penchant for overuse of a certain word.
38 6 EVANESCENCE Imperfection 529 6 3
I’ll never forget the 1st time I heard “Bring Me To Life”, a game changer at the time. The band will release their 4th album and 1st in 6 years on Nov. 10.
7 7 WOLF ALICE Beautifully Unconventional 526.96 7 5
The UK band that had the 1st on the inaugural UR250 with “Don’t Delete The Kisses” scores another week at #7 with this single. The female fronted foursome jumps from ethereal to grungy, depending on the song. This falls somewhere in the middle.
44 8 RUNAWAY JUNE Wild West 525.9 8 12
The female country trio follows up their Country airplay top 30 song “Lipstick” with this song currently grazing the Country airplay top 60.
new 9 CHARLIE PUTH How Long 515.6 9 1
After the #1 smash “Attention” Puth’s life on this chart is one and done. The song is already top 30 on the Pop and HotAC charts.
new 10 NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS Holy Mountain 503.36 10 1
Following his brother Liam on the charts in 2017, this single previews his band’s 3rd album “Who Built The Moon?”. The band had my #1 song of 2015 with “The Ballad Of The Mighty I”. Lim’s “For What Its Worth” peaked at #3 here a few weeks ago.
16 11 EVERYTHING EVERYTHING Desire 473.8 11 7
This is the 5th week in the top 20 for the alternative band from Manchester. Before this they peaked at #6 on the UR250 with “Can’t Do”. They have an eclectic style and their album “A Fever Dream” hit #5 on the UK album chart in Aug.
62 12 JET & THE BLOODY BEETROOTS My Name Is Thunder 467.982 12 5
The reformed band from down under, who had a string of hit singles and albums between 2003 and 2010, return sounding like the second coming of AC/DC in this collab with the electronic duo.
21 13 RAELYNN Lonely Call 467.9 13 12
Like the previous Runaway June, this former “The Voice” contestant from 2012 follows up a top 30 Country airplay song “Love Triangle” with this. Her best showing on radio was 2014’s “God Made Girls” peaking at #16 on the airplay chart.
5 14 PARAMORE Fake Happy 464.944 5 7
The band got all the way to #3 on the BR250 with “Hard Times” which despite its poppy nature was only a hit at Alternative radio. This one is currently approaching the Alternative top 30.
9 15 STEPS Neon Blue 461.08 9 9
The UK group was a hit making machine in their homeland between 1997 and 2001. They came back in 2017, scoring a #13 on the BR250 with “Scared of The Dark”. After that, the oh so Abbaesque fivesome has had 3 top 40 songs on the UR250 since Aug. including this week’s #18.
12 16 ARCADE FIRE Creature Comfort 459.504 12 12
The Canadian band were #1 on the BR250 for 4 weeks with “Everything Now” in late July and early Aug. “Signs Of Life” reached #10 on the UR250 in early Aug. as well. This electro-y song is gaining traction on Canadian radio, in the top 25 on both the Alternative and Rock charts.
299 17 KYGO f/ JUSTIN JESSO Stargazing 457.7 17 1
Not surprisingly this is the 7th song to reach the top 2 in the Norwegian DJ’s homeland. While many of those have gone on to become international hits, he had his 1st hit in the States earlier this year with “It Ain’t Me” featuring Selena Gomez.
278 18 STEPS Dancing With A Broken Heart 455.4 18 1
25 19 COURTNEY BARNETT & KURT VILE Over Everything 452.07 19 5
Indie folk artists from Australia and the US respectively, their collaborative album “Lotta Sea Lice” debuted on the Billboard 200 at #51 and the UK album chart at #11 last week.
99 20 PAT BENATAR Dancing Through The Wreckage 448.914 20 3
Benatar returned earlier this year with the gorgeous acoustic “Shine”, recorded for the Women’s march in January. peaking at #36 on the BR250. This latest single is currently #21 on the Adult Contemporary airplay chart and is featured in the documentary “Served Like A Girl”.
27 21 THE HORRORS Something To Remember Me By 444.66 9 7
The 2nd song to reach the top 25 here following “Machine” (#18 peak) and peaking at #9. The UK band’s 5th album, aptly titled V hit #8 on the UK album chart in Sept.
330 22 ALAN WALKER f/ DANNY SHAH The Spectre 442.6 22 1
Another Norwegian DJ and producer, he has placed 5 songs on the BR250 in the last 2 years, his best placement at #15 with hist 1st entry “Faded”.
2 23 LONDON GRAMMAR Non Believer 441.66 2 5
This is the 5th single from the British band’s latest album “Truth Is A Beautiful Thing” and 4th to reach the BR250’s top 100.
6 24 HURTS Ready To Go 438.15 6 5
The 2nd single from the UK duo to reach the BR250’s top 100 this year is receiving the most airplay in Poland (at #12) and Czech Republic.
14 25 ONEREPUBLIC & SEEB Rich Love 437.374 10 12
Another republic of sorts, this song could graduate from Untapped Resources soon if airplay at HotAC continues to grow.