The Untapped Resources 250, Apr. 9 2018
Lots of upheaval at the top of the chart with only 1 song remaining in the top 10 from the last chart. The top 10 is dominated by the British Isles and even though the band at #1 is from L.A. they owe much to Britain’s Catherine Wheel on the song “Dweeb”. At #2 UK alt-rockers the Editors have had all 6 of their albums reach the UK top 10. Scottish band the Fratellis rose to prominence in the mid-aughts, the same time as the Editors and have had 3 songs from their current album reach the UR top 100.
Making a big jump into the top 5, Uk’s John Newman scores 5 years after his “1 song “Love Me Again” in 2013. Another Scottish outfit, Young Fathers are at the center of the Alternative Hip Hop movement. At #6 , Brooklyn’s We Are Scientists, again emerging a little over a decade ago, have seen their biggest success in England, scoring their biggest hit, “After Hours” in 2008.
Another large mover, Northern Ireland’s Snow Patrol have been absent since 2011 but are receiving out of the box airplay for their new single “Don’t Give In”. Country critical darling Kacey Musgraves is also back, placing 2 new songs in the top 20 this week. Both “Butterflies” and “Space Cowboy” at #20 lean to the more traditional song she is accustomed to. Another new song “High Horse” goes in a very different pop-country direction with a dance undercurrent and could prove to be her biggest radio hit.
Rounding out the new top 10 entries Manchester’s Everything Everything have now amassed 4 top 11 songs since last August.