Trending July, the Sound and Taste of Summer, Dance Beats, Industrial Sounds and Social Commentary; Alt Sub-Genres


These are the top 100 songs that are making gains at mid-month. To see the entire top 100 click the link above.

July 2020

Pos./ARTIST/song/BR250 Pos./Points

1              HARRY STYLES    Watermelon Sugar          3              1399.9

Appropriately a song that sounds like a breezy summer wind is the #1 trending song of July. The latest single from Styles that is showing up in top 10’s around the world was already a Beyond Radio hit when the album “Fine Line” was 1st released. It reached #22 in December of last year and is now at #3 on the BR250.

2              THE KILLERS        My Own Soul’s Warning 7              1391.75

The 2nd official radio single from the Las Vegas band is already in the BR250 top 10 at #7 and top 15 at Alternative radio. It has that epic Killers sound, awash in synths and a driving beat.

3              BRING ME THE HORIZON              Parasite Eve        52           1318.15

You never know what to expect from this UK band. This song starts with African inspired chanting then goes into a sinister half-rap half-sung verse backed by ominous industrial flourishes and then an explosive chorus. In September 2018 they reached #24 on the BR250 with “Mantra”.

4              JOEL CORRY f/ MNEK      Head & Heart     69           1129.4

Corry rose to fame on an MTV reality series in the UK that was a spin-off of “Jersey Shore”. In 2019 he reached the UK top 10 with “Sorry” after it was featured in another UK reality series “Love Island”. This is his third single to reach the UK top 20.

5              BLACKPINK         How You Like That           62           975.4

The K-Pop girl group have received a number of Guinness World Records for this new single including the most viewed video on YouTube in a 24-hour period. Haha, How you like that?

6              CAMELPHAT f/ YANNIS      Hypercolour       76           965.4

This UK duo first appeared on Beyond Radio in late 2017 with “Cola” that peaked at #37 on the BR250 and made the top 20 in England. They have since reached the top 100 at Beyond Radio 6 times and just missed with a seventh, “Breathe” a #104 peak. This pulsating dance track )with Yannis, the vocalist from Foals) will be the first to reach my personal chart.

7              DOVES  Carousels            26           888.8

This ethereal indie rock trio from the UK had a #1 song on my personal chart in 2002 with “Caught By The River” and look to make their first appearance in my weekly top 150 since 2009 with the latest release “Prisoners” This moody percussive track should also follow suit.

8              NOTHING BUT THIEVES  Real Love Song  60           868.4

The second song to preview their upcoming album “Moral Panic” is a sweeping, synth-y mid-tempo ballad that reminds me of the Cure and other late 80’s bands. Once again the soaring vocals of lead singer Conor Mason take it to another level.

9              JESSIE WARE       Save A Kiss          8              834.45

Her fourth album “What’s Your Pleasure?” just debuted on the UK album chart at #3 and this week 5 songs appear in the BR250. Ware has eclipsed the #9 peak of “Spolight” earlier this year by moving to #8 with this breathy disco nugget. The synths evoke a more subdued Moroder feel than Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love”.

10           ERIC CHURCH     Stick That In Your Country Song 136         777.55

On an almost opposite end of the spectrum, the most adventurous artist in country music previews an upcoming album with a socially conscious and relevant single. Co-written by prolific songwriter Jeffrey Steele, this undoubtedly with bring him back to my top 10, marking his seventh appearance (including 3 #1’s). It is a true rocker that I’m sure has already stirred up controversy at Country radio. Hard to believe this was written prior to the pandemic and racial tensions of late. And in an unusual turn, he did not assist in the writing of this.

11           RASCAL FLATTS How They Remember You            104         711.25

Jeffrey Steele is responsible for a number of this band’s big hits. They just recently cancelled their farewell tour for obvious reasons. A new EP is coming out at the end of July with a possible album to follow.

12           KANYE WEST f/ TRAVIS SCOTT    Wash Us In The Blood    133         700.6

The latest presidential candidate preview’s his 10th studio album “God’s Country” with the second song here with industrial influence. And like #10, plenty of social commentary.

13           BECKY HILL & SIGALA     Heaven On My Mind       111         653.6

14           VICTORIA MONET            Experience         77           638.3

15           AJ TRACEY f/ MABEL       West Ten             176         628.6

16           KATY J PEARSON              Take Back The Radio       184         610

17           FONTAINES DC  Televised Mind 188         600

18           THE BETHS          Out Of Sight        189         599.4

19           SUFJAN STEVENS             America               194         594.4

20           MICKEY GUYTON              Black Like Me    16           555.7


Beyond Radio Alternative Sub-Genre Charts–July 15, 2020

Each of these charts (top 100’s) now have their own page found on the Monthly Genre Charts menu

Alt Pop/Electro

1              1              THE 1975              If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know) 12

2              2              TWENTY ONE PILOTS      Level Of Concern              14

10           3              PERFUME GENIUS           On The Floor      17

3              4              POWFU f/ BEABADOOBEE            Death Bed (Coffee For Your Head)            19

4              5              BENEE f/ GUS DAPPERTON          Supalonely          18

8              6              GLASS ANIMALS               Your Love (Deja Vu)        20

88           7              ERASURE             Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling)                 5

9              8              RINA SAWAYAMA            XS           19

7              9              TAME IMPALA   Lost In Yesterday             28

17           10           THE STROKES     Brooklyn Bridge To Chorus           15

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

4              1              JESSIE WARE       Save A Kiss

1              2              DOJA CAT            Say So

new       3              VICTORIA MONET            Experience

9              4              ARLO PARKS       Black Dog

5              5              U.S. GIRLS           4 American Dollars

2              6              JESSIE WARE       Spotlight

new       7              JESSIE WARE       What’s Your Pleasure?

3              8              THE MAMAS      Move

8              9              KIESZA  All Of The Feelings

14           10           SURFACES           Sunday Best


Adult Leaning Alternative

1              1              THE KILLERS        Caution

new       2              THE KILLERS        My Own Soul’s Warning

2              3              FIONA APPLE     Shameika

5              4              PERFUME GENIUS           On The Floor

new       5              DOVES  Carousels

12           6              TRAVIS A Ghost

18           7              PHOEBE BRIDGERS          Kyoto

4              8              GLASS ANIMALS               Your Love (Deja Vu)

3              9              TAME IMPALA   Lost In Yesterday

10           10           THE STROKES     Brooklyn Bridge To Chorus


Alternative Hip Hop

1              1              TERRACE MARTIN & DENZEL CURRY         Pig Feet 6

6              2              RUN THE JEWELS f/ PHARRELL WILLIAMS & ZACK DE LA ROCHA   Ju$t        5

3              3              ROSALIA & TRAVIS SCOTT             TKN        6

17           4              FREDDIE GIBBS & THE ALCHEMIST            Something To Rap About              5

2              5              THE WEEKND     After Hours         21

40           6              YVES TUMOR     Romanticist        10

5              7              AJ TRACEY           Dinner Guest     11

8              8              RUN THE JEWELS              Ooh LA LA           15

37           9              JPEGMAFIA        Cutie Pie              5

10           10           24KGOLDN          City Of Angels    17



Alt Rock

3              1              WEEZER                Hero      10

2              2              KENNYHOOPLA How Will I Rest In Peace If I’m Buried by A Highway          21

6              3              BIFFY CLYRO       Tiny Indoor Fireworks    9

1              4              NOTHING BUT THIEVES  Is Everybody Going Crazy?           18

new       5              BRING ME THE HORIZON              Parasite Eve        2

new       6              NOTHING BUT THIEVES  Real Love Song  3

9              7              PEARL JAM         Retrograde         15

4              8              THE STROKES     Bad Decisions    21

new       9              IDLES     Grounds              3

10           10           BILLY TALENT     I Beg To Differ (This Will Get Better)        15



1              1              FIONA APPLE     Shameika            13

7              2              PHOEBE BRIDGERS          Kyoto    13

5              3              EVERYTHING EVERYTHING           Arch Enemy        8

new       4              IDLES     Grounds              3

4              5              IDLES     Mr. Motivator   8

3              6              EVERYTHING EVERYTHING           In Birdsong         11

2              7              FONTAINES DC  A Hero’s Death  11

new       8              FONTAINES DC  Televised Mind 2

16           9              THE RADIO DEPT.             You Fear The Wrong Thing, Baby               15

122         10           FONTAINES DC  I Don’t Belong    5


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

1              1              THE ROLLING STONES    Living In A Ghost Town

7              2              HAIM    Don’t Wanna

3              3              ALANIS MORISETTE         Diagnosis

8              4              KATIE PRUITT     Expectations

new       5              SEMISONIC         You’re Not Alone

18           6              MATT MAESON Hallucinogenics

2              7              ALANIS MORISETTE         Smiling

4              8              MAREN MORRIS f/ HOZIER           The Bones

13           9              LAURA MARLING             Held Down

69           10           THE PRETENDERS             Didn’t Want To Be This Lonely



By: Radio Tim 
Jul 15, 2020