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.
Madonna, who during the heyday of the personal chart community’s internet presence in the 90’s was the queen of the charts, sees her first new single in 4 years eke out a #1 debut with 1 more add and better chart placement than #2 , Avicii’s “SOS”, which jumps from #8 in it’s second week in release. She teams with Latin sensation Maluma who was born in 1994, the year after the first personal chart compilation chart was born on the online service Prodigy. That chart eventually evolved into Top Hits Online and Beyond Radio.
Ellie Goulding reaches the top 3 for a third time since this chart’s debut in Oct. 2018. IMO this is the best of the 3.
Halsey seems to be everywhere these days and she shows up again, assisting BTS on their latest single “Boy With Luv”, which moves 260-4 in it’s second week. They replace another K-pop group, Blackpink, in the top 5 and have this week’s #1 album on the Billboard 200.
Lil Nas X takes a slight dip, dropping one position to #5 while Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” drops out of the top 5 for the first time since it’s debut 4 weeks ago.
The rest of the top 10 see artists returning to the upper echelon. Mark Ronson follows up the biggest song since this chart debuted, “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” with a new collaboration with Lykke Li “Late Night Feelings”, up 25-7. Tame Impala’s second 2019 release, “Borderline” (coincidentally the name of one of Madonna’s early hits), jumps 32-8 and Carly Rae Jepsen rounds out the field with 2 songs. The new “Julien” debuts at #9 and “Now That I Found You” rebounds 120-10 in it’s 8th week. Not seeing a reason for that jump but perhaps it is starting to see airplay action somewhere.
You can listen to the top 40 plus this week on Spotify.