BR250 April 30, 2020


1              1              DUA LIPA             Physical

It certainly seems that this is the year of Dua Lipa. Her 3 radio singles are all still in the top 15, with “Break My Heart” moving up to #4 and “Don’t Start Now” falling to #12 in it’s 27th week.

3              2              THE KILLERS        Caution

Currently #1 on the Alternative radio chart, this song surpasses what “The Man”,  lead single from their 2017 album “Wonderful Wonderful” achieved. It stalled at #2 at Alt radio and #3 on Beyond Radio.

2              3              LADY GAGA        Stupid Love

Both the new Gaga album and the new Killers album are scheduled for release on May 29. Gaga’s “Chromatica” was scheduled for April 10 but moved back because of the pandemic.

14           4              DUA LIPA             Break My Heart

Michael Hutchence and Andrew Farriss of INXS are credited as songwriters since it samples “Need You Tonight”.

4              5              THE WEEKND     Blinding Lights

5 months in the top 5, like “Don’t Start Now”, these will compete for song of the year.

5              6              DIXIE CHICKS      Gaslighter

Another delayed album co-produced by Jack Antonoff of the bands Bleachers and Fun. He has worked with a disparate array of artists, including Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey and St. Vincent.

21           7              THE WEEKND     In Your Eyes

This song is oh so 80’s, especially with that sax solo. My favorite from the album so far.

6              8              DOJA CAT            Say So

Another retro slice, this time the 90’s, the song was co-written and produced by Dr. Luke, a man with a lengthy resume over the last 2 decades. He often collaborates with Max Martin, co-writer and producer of the previous Weeknd song.

10           9              TAME IMPALA   Lost In Yesterday

This peaked at #7 here in February and now is top 10 on the Adult Alternative and Alternative charts helping to keep it’s momentum going.

25           10           NOTHING BUT THIEVES  Is Everybody Going Crazy?

An aptly titled and lyrically appropriate song for our time, one of the best parts of this song is Conor Mason’s falsetto. Actually, his voice employs 3 different qualities on this song.

9              11           JESSIE WARE       Spotlight

8              12           DUA LIPA             Don’t Start Now

12           13           PEARL JAM         Dance Of The Clairvoyants

195         14           TWENTY ONE PILOTS      Level Of Concern

An out of the box hit (and most added song on our panel during the last 2 weeks) for the Columbus, Ohio duo. Written in response to the pandemic with a portion of the proceeds going to charity, it is the poppiest song they have ever released to radio. if you refer back to the 2nd episode of my podcast, their song “Not Today” fits the mode in a huge way.

7              15           HARRY STYLES    Adore You

35           16           GLASS ANIMALS               Your Love (Deja Vu)

17           17           PEARL JAM         Superblood Wolfmoon

15           18           TAYLOR SWIFT   The Man

20           19           THE STROKES     Bad Decisions

38           20           AVA MAX            Kings & Queens

18           21           BILLIE EILISH       Everything I Wanted

13           22           SZA f/ JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE          The Other Side

19           23           OZZY OSBOURNE & ELTON JOHN               Ordinary Man

30           24           HARRY STYLES    Falling

The 4th single from his current album to reach the Top 25 here, this gorgeous lament is destined to go to #1 on my personal chart.

22           25           SAINT JHN           Roses

By: Radio Tim 
May 1, 2020