Caution, Killers and Thieves are Trending in April, Though Dua Lipa Still Dominates. Also the Alt Sub-Genres are Updated


These are the top 100 songs that are making gains at mid-month

Trending 100 April 2020



1                                          THE KILLERS           Caution 3              3049.55

The first single from the upcoming “Imploding The Mirage” is currently #2 on the Alternative chart. At Beyond Radio the song has doubled the number of charts since March, up to 60. The band got an assist from Lindsey Buckingham on this track.

2                                          DUA LIPA Break My Heart 14           2499.8

No surprise that the latest single release is making a big impact. The song is currently moving up through the top 20 on the Pop chart. The album “Future Nostalgia” was released at the end of March so 3 other tracks off the album are seeing impact (Levitating” #11, “Love Again” #30 and “Hallucinate” #32) in addition to “Physical” #17, which spends a third month with gains and is currently tracking as the #1 song of April.

3                                          NOTHING BUT THIEVES     Is Everybody Going Crazy?           25           1840.75

This is a great return for the UK band. They have reached my top 10 5 times since 2015, with an additional 4 songs reaching my top 40. Interestingly their biggest U.S. hit “Trip Switch” only reached #22 on my chart.

4                                          THE WEEKND        In Your Eyes       21           1768.25

While “Blinding Lights” hits #1 on U.S. Pop radio and continues in the top 5 at Beyond Radio, this slice of 80’s style sophisti-pop including the requisite sax solo (think Simply Red), is moving up in the top 30. The Weeknd collaborated again with Max Martin, who co-wrote “Blinding Lights” and “Can’t Feel My Face”. Martin, as a songwriter, has had 23 songs reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since the late 90’s, starting with Britney Spears ‘Bay One More Time”.

5                                          LITTLE MIX             Break Up Song   69           1051.45

More 80’s synth-pop influence on the latest by the UK girl group. This is their 15th top 10 song in Britain since 2011. They won the 2011 installment of “X Factor”. Their first single, “Cannonball”, a cover of a Damien Rice song and sung on the show, went to #1.

6                                          LADY GAGA           Stupid Love        2              1033.8

Gaga’s album “Chromatica” was scheduled to be released last Friday but has been postponed due to the corona virus outbreak. The song debuted at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 last month, making it her 12th appearance in the top 5. Guess who co-wrote the song with her. Yes it was Max Martin.

7                                          JESSIE WARE          Spotlight              9              954

This is proving to be her biggest song at Beyond Radio. Last month it was #5 on this chart and right now looking like it could make the top 10 this month. Though she has had 3 top 10 albums in the UK she only managed to reach the singles top 40 twice, both in 2014.

8                                          HAIM        The Steps            27           908.15

This California female sibling trio has had 4 songs reach the Beyond Radio top 100 in the last 9 months. Each of these has had a distinctly different sound. “Summer Girls” had jazz elements, “Now I’m In It” an electro-pop vibe, “Hallelujah” a folk ballad and this song the late 70’s breezy quality of a Fleetwood Mac song.

9                                          AVA MAX Kings & Queens 38           897.55

The Euro-disco sound of this song and the success of her singles over the last 2 years would indicate that she is from somewhere on that side of the Atlantic. Actually Max was born in Milwaukee and raised in Virginai, though she is of Albanian descent.

10                                        BIFFY CLYRO          End Of  45           845.9

This Scottish band’s 9th album “A Celebration of Endings” is coming out this summer. This is the second preview into the album, last month “Instant History” was #4 on this chart. This one veers towards their harder-edged side.


Alternative Sub Genre Charts, April 2020

Alt Pop/Electro

19           1              JESSIE WARE       Spotlight

4              2              TAME IMPALA   Lost In Yesterday

1              3              BILLIE EILISH       No Time To Die

2              4              BILLIE EILISH       Everything I Wanted

5              5              HAYLEY WILLIAMS           Simmer

3              6              THE 1975              Me & You Together Song

6              7              GROUPLOVE      Deleter

90           8              GLASS ANIMALS               Your Love (Deja Vu)

12           9              BIFFY CLYRO       Instant History

11           10           CHRISTINE & THE QUEENS            People, I’ve Been Sad

Alt Rock

1              1              PEARL JAM         Dance Of The Clairvoyants

5              2              PEARL JAM         Superblood Wolfmoon

4              3              THE STROKES     Bad Decisions

new       4              NOTHING BUT THIEVES  Is Everybody Going Crazy?

6              5              BIFFY CLYRO       Instant History

31           6              SPORTS TEAM    Here’s The Thing

70           7              BIFFY CLYRO       End Of

3              8              THE BLACK KEYS                Shine A Little Light

2              9              GREEN DAY         Oh Yeah!

23           10           KENNYHOOPLA How Will I Rest In Peace If I’m Buried by A Highway


8              1              SPORTS TEAM    Here’s The Thing

new       2              MAC MILLER       Good News

1              3              MGMT  In The Afternoon

18           4              GORILLAZ            Desole

11           5              THE ORIELLES     Space Samba

50           6              CAVETOWN        Sweet Tooth

76           7              I BREAK HORSES                Death Engines

new       8              YVES TUMOR     Gospel For A New Century

4              9              AGNES OBEL       Broken Sleep

117         10           PURITY RING      Stardew

Adult Leaning Alternative

125         1              THE KILLERS        Caution

2              2              TAME IMPALA   Lost In Yesterday

1              3              PEARL JAM         Dance Of The Clairvoyants

8              4              PEARL JAM         Superblood Wolfmoon

5              5              THE STROKES     Bad Decisions

new       6              GLASS ANIMALS               Your Love (Deja Vu)

27           7              NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS Come On Outside

19           8              COLDPLAY           Champion Of The World

4              9              THE BLACK KEYS                Shine A Little Light

7              10           DECLAN MCKENNA         Beautiful Faces

Heartland (Roots Rock, Americana, Folk, Heritage Pop)

5              1              ALANIS MORISETTE         Smiling

16           2              HAIM    The Steps

2              3              MAREN MORRIS f/ HOZIER           The Bones

1              4              ALANIS MORISETTE         Reasons I Drink

new       5              THE PRETENDERS             The Buzz

6              6              NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS         And It’s Still Alright

4              7              MANDY MOORE               Save A Little For Yourself

7              8              KALEO   I Want More

17           9              JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT    Be Afraid

new       10           COLDPLAY           Trouble In Town

Retro Soul (R&B, Soul Pop, Jazz Pop, Disco, Throwback Hip Hop)

2              1              DOJA CAT            Say So

4              2              JESSIE WARE       Spotlight

7              3              SZA f/ JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE          The Other Side

3              4              ALICIA KEYS        Underdog

8              5              ADAM LAMBERT f/ NILE RODGERS            Roses

new       6              KIESZA  All Of The Feelings

1              7              CELESTE                Stop This Flame

new       8              JP SAXE f/ JULIA MICHAELS          If The World Was Ending

new       9              U.S. GIRLS           4 American Dollars

new       10           PURPLE DISCO MACHINE              In My Arms

Alternative Hip Hop

new       1              THE WEEKND     After Hours

new       2              MAC MILLER       Good News

1              3              GORILLAZ            Momentary Bliss

new       4              MAC MILLER       Blue World

new       5              YVES TUMOR     Gospel For A New Century

new       6              RUN THE JEWELS              Ooh LA LA

new       7              CHILDISH GAMBINO       Algorhythm

new       8              DENZEL CURRY  Cosmic.m4a

11           9              LABRINTH            Something’s Got To Give

new       10           CHILDISH GAMBINO       Time



By: Radio Tim 
Apr 15, 2020