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.
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.
30 23 KESHA f/ THE DAP-KINGS HORNS Woman
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.