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
By: Radio Tim 
Jan 8, 2018