The Lights were too Blinding for the Weeknd


The final BR250 of 2019 sees Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” retain the #1 slot, beating out newcomer “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd by a huge amount. Over 1300 points separate the 2 songs. She also enters the top 100 at #95 with “Future Nostalgia” another slice of dance-pop that sets her apart from the EDM that has dominated the Pop charts in the last few years.

The Weeknd places a second title in the top 20 with “Heartless”, at that position. He continues the trend of releasing 2 songs to radio, one that leans more R&B/Hip-Hop and one that leans more Pop.

2 titles in top 25 are not enough to dominate the upper region as Harry Styles manages 3. His latest single “Adore You” debuts at #11, the song “Lights Up” falls from its #8 peak last month to #12 and “Watermelon Sugar” jumps from outside the top 100 to #22.

On the Heritage artist front, Alanis Morisette returns after a 7 year hiatus to debut at #13 with another confessional song, “Reasons To Drink”. A new album scheduled for a May 1 release. Other Heritage artists doing well (those who have been around for 20 years plus) include Ozzy Osbourne at #14 with “Under The Graveyard”, #29 “Dreamland” by Pet Shop Boys and Jimmy Eats World’s “All The Way (Stay)” at #30.

While Christmas music doesn’t dominate the Beyond Radio chart like other charts around the world, a new Christmas tune from Taylor Swift, “Christmas Tree Farm”, makes a #33 debut. Thankfully Mariah Carey only manages to come in at #97 this month, even as she sees “All I Want For Christmas Is You” reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its 25 year history (can you tell I don’t like Christmas songs re-entering the charts every year).

1              1              DUA LIPA             Don’t Start Now

new       2              THE WEEKND     Blinding Lights

4              3              COLDPLAY           Orphans

2              4              POST MALONE  Circles

9              5              BILLIE EILISH       Everything I Wanted

5              6              NIALL HORAN    Nice To Meet Ya

14           7              TAME IMPALA   It Might Be Time

3              8              LIZZO     Good As Hell

7              9              TONES AND I      Dance Monkey

6              10           FOALS   The Runner

new       11           HARRY STYLES    Adore You

8              12           HARRY STYLES    Lights Up

new       13           ALANIS MORISETTE         Reasons I Drink

38           14           OZZY OSBOURNE             Under The Graveyard

12           15           MAREN MORRIS f/ HOZIER           The Bones

11           16           SELENA GOMEZ Lose You To Love Me

19           17           INGRID ANDRESS             More Hearts Than Mine

13           18           HAIM    Now I’m In It

20           19           WHITE REAPER  Might Be Right

2514       20           THE WEEKND     Heartless

10           21           MAROON 5         Memories

141         22           HARRY STYLES    Watermelon Sugar

32           23           CARRIE UNDERWOOD    Drinking Alone

15           24           TAYLOR SWIFT   Lover

127         25           LEWIS CAPALDI Before You Go

By: Radio Tim 
Jan 4, 2020