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With the debut of “Chromatica”, 12 of those songs make the Trending Top 100 for mid-June, including the top 2. The album also debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200, with Jimmy Buffet’s latest release coming in at #2! The strength of ‘Rain’ catapults it into the top position on the BR250 as well. Her collaborations don’t hurt either.
2 LADY GAGA f/ BLACKPINK Sour Candy 28 1555
3 KATY PERRY Daisies 11 1206.85
It’s an all-female trending top 5. It’s been a year since Perry was in the BR250 top 10 (#1 with “Never Really Over”) and she just misses it at #11 this week on the main chart.
4 MICKEY GUYTON Black Like Me 71 1080.5
The Country singer debuts the timely “Black Like Me” and its release helps her other current single, “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?” move into the top 100 on the BR250 just behind at #75.
5 ELLIE GOULDING Power 42 1035.7
The English songstress interpolates Dua Lipa’s “Be The One” on the 5th single to precede her July album “Brightest Blue”. David Paich of Toto gets a songwriting credit on this one.
6 BIFFY CLYRO Tiny Indoor Fireworks 52 956.3
This is the third song in the last 4 months by the Brit band to make the trending top 10 and to reach the BR250’s top 60.
7 WEEZER Hero 15 921.65
COVID songs abound and this is one of them. A second preview into the upcoming “Van Weezer” album, after last year’s “End of The Game”.
8 TOPIC & A7S Breaking Me 27 916.7
This is currently the #3 song on the European airplay chart. It’s driving me crazy, part of the song sounds like another I can’t place.
9 HARRY STYLES Watermelon Sugar 24 900.05
With its release as a radio single this song moves back into the top 25 on the main chart. It peaked at #22 in December an should surpass that on the next chart. This one sounds like a summer song.
10 LADY GAGA Babylon 114 805.8
11 TRAVIS A Ghost 116 798.6
Back after 4 years, strummy as ever, but that leads to an effervescent chorus. Not a bad return at all.
12 SHINEDOWN Atlas Falls 41 790
This uplifting rock ballad was originally recorded during the sessions for the 2012 “Amaryllis”. It was released in March to raise money for COVID relief and has so far raised 300K.
13 TERRACE MARTIN f/ DENZEL CURRY, DAYLYT, KAMASI WASHINGTON & G PERICO Pig Feet 129 750.2
Producer and oft collaborator with Kendrick Lamar released this song (like Mickey Guyton) in response to police brutality.
14 KIM PETRAS Malibu 50 739.1
15 ROSALIA & TRAVIS SCOTT TKN 135 724.8
16 FOXES Love Not Loving You 136 722.6
17 HAIM Don’t Wanna 123 690.8
18 MELANIE C Blame It On Me 149 676.6
19 IDLES Mr. Motivator 84 656
20 DADI FREYR Think About Things 64 645.8
21 EVERYTHING EVERYTHING Arch Enemy 121 634.2
22 LADY GAGA Alice 161 627.5
23 MACHINE GUN KELLY Bloody Valentine 77 605.1
24 LADY GAGA & ELTON JOHN Sine From Above 174 595.9