Trending in November, the Styles are Grande, and Little Steps are on the Horizon. Mostly New #1’s on the Alternative Sub-Genre Charts


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

November 2020


1              ARIANA GRANDE             Positions              7             3175.35

No surprise that Grande dominates the November trending chart as “Positions” debuted at #1 on the Hot 100 and the UK singles chart. In addition, the album also topped the chart in both countries. 7 of the tracks from the album also make the trending chart though I feel she performed better with “Thank You, Next”.

2              HARRY STYLES    Golden 8              3135.25

5 singles in and Styles is still breaking into the BR250 top 10, the song moved 124-8 on the current chart. 4 of those have reached the top 10 (“Falling” only peaking at #16), while a sixth track, “Treat People With Kindness”, spent some time on the BR250 earlier this year as well. “Golden” is top Pop 20 in the States and top 10 in airplay in the UK.

3              LITTLE MIX          Sweet Melody   17           2120.6

The third single from the just released #3 UK album “Confetti” gives the girl group their best showing on the BR250 this year, debuting at #17. The song is their 16th UK top 10 single since 2011.

4              STEPS    Something In Your Eyes 33           1702.6

The title track to the UK co-ed group, “What The Future Holds” slides from its peak of #18 on the BR250 this week while the third preview into the album debuts at #33. During their initial run on the UK charts between 1997-2001 they scored 14 UK top 10’s, 7 of those reaching the top 2.

5              BRING ME THE HORIZON              Teardrops           79           1142.7

These alt-metal lads just came in at #5 on the UK album chart with “Post Human: Survival Horror”, supposedly the first of 4 EP’s to feature the post human moniker. The 4 preview singles all have reached the BR250’s top 100 with the sonic stew “Parasite Eve” making it all the way to #12.

6              MEDUZA f/ DERMOT KENNEDY  Paradise               104         948.6

Irish singer Dermot Kennedy follows his UK top 5 and European top 20 single “Giants” a collaboration with this Italian production team. Last year Meduza had 2 songs make the top 50 on the BP250, “Piece of Your Heart” at #42 and “Lose Control” featuring Becky Hill at #28. Hill herself moves in the BR250 top 50 this week with “Space”, up 104-46.

7              KYLIE MINOGUE               I Love It 54           1407.1

Superstar Minogue debuted at #1 in the UK and in Australia (and #25 in the States) with her fifteenth album “Disco”. Both “Say Something” and “Magic” are still in the top 25 on the main chart, with “I Love It” clocking in at #54 in it’s first week in the top 100.

8              JAX JONES f/ AU/RA        I Miss You            31           1771.65

The English DJ has his best showing in 2020 with his new single. He has reached as high as #12 on the BR250 with last year’s “Play”.

9              DUA LIPA & ANGELE       Fever    117         855.4

As if Lipa needed another song to add to her 2020 war chest, this is the tenth song to make the BR250 this year. The song reached #2 in France and #1 in Angele’s homeland of Belgium.

10           PALOMA FAITH Gold      124         834.8

Faith’s fifth album “Infinite Things” was released this past Friday. The lead single “Better Than This” has been in the BR250 top 100 for last 2 months, peaking at #55. This mid-tempo song puts her in Sia territory.

11           ARIANA GRANDE             34 + 35  141         789.45

Racy is the best way to describe this song that is following “Positions” up the Pop top 30 in the U.S.

12           GORILLAZ f/ BECK             The Valley Of The Pagans              102         951.6

Finally, a fun and funky song from Damon Alban’s “Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez”. They have been releasing a single a month (except March) this year, corresponding with their web series.

13           THE AVALANCHES f/ LEON BRIDGES & ALAN PARSON PROJECT    Interstellar Love               167         705.2

This Australian electronic duo may be even more left field than the Gorillaz. Their soundscape is all over the place. This song which samples “Eye In The Sky” is certainly one of their most accessible offerings.

14           SYSTEM OF A DOWN       Protect the Land               169         703.35

15 years is a long hiatus but this Armenian-American metal band released 2 new songs in responses to the war that is being waged in Armenia this year.

15           HOT CHIP f/ JARVIS COCKER        Straight To The Morning               89           1060

Jubilant disco is what you will find of the UK synth band’s latest single. Earlier this year they peaked at #40 on the BR250 with “Positive”.


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

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

Alt Pop/Electro

2          1          24KGOLDN f/ IANN DIOR    Mood

5          2          OF MONSTERS AND MEN   Visitor

10        3          NEW ORDER  Be A Rebel

7          4          BEABADOOBEE         Care

11        5          TAME IMPALA           Is It True

33        6          ROMY Lifetime

6          7          I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME       Leave Me Alone

21        8          NOTHING BUT THIEVES     Impossible

3          9          LONDON GRAMMAR            Baby It’s You

72        10        LONDON GRAMMAR            Californian Soil


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

2          1          KYLIE MINOGUE      Magic

1          2          KYLIE MINOGUE      Say Something

3          3          LONDON GRAMMAR            Baby It’s You

8          4          SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR       Crying At The Discotheque

23        5          LONDON GRAMMAR            Californian Soil

21        6          BECKY HILL  Space

new     7          KYLIE MINOGUE      I Love It

6          8          ARLO PARKS             Hurt

4          9          CALVIN HARRIS f/ THE WEEKND  Over Now

new     10        SYLVAN ESSO          Ferris Wheel


Adult Leaning Alternative

1          1          THE KILLERS            My Own Soul’s Warning

new     2          OF MONSTERS AND MEN   Visitor

6          3          TAME IMPALA           Is It True

new     4          ROMY Lifetime

5          5          NEW ORDER  Be A Rebel

3          6          LONDON GRAMMAR            Baby It’s You

35        7          LONDON GRAMMAR            Californian Soil

15        8          PHOENIX        Identical

new     9          FLEET FOXES           Can I Believe You

new     10        CANNONS      Fire For You


Alternative Hip Hop

2          1          CLIPPING       Say The Name

1          2          DISCLOSURE f/ AMINE & SLOWTHAI       My High

19        3          LABRINTH     No Ordinary

4          4          SLOWTHAI f/ JAMES BLAKE & MOUNT KIMBIE            Feel Away

3          5          TERRACE MARTIN & DENZEL CURRY     Pig Feet

7          6          THE AVALANCHES   Take Care Of Your Dreaming

8          7          THE AVALANCHES   Music Make Me High

new     8          CLIPPING       Pain Everyday

new     9          EMOTIONAL ORANGES       All That

12        10        ASHNIKKO    Daisy


Alt Rock

2          1          ROYAL BLOOD         Trouble’s Coming

7          2          BEABADOOBEE         Care

6          3          I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME       Leave Me Alone

3          4          DEFTONES     Ohms

10        5          BEABADOOBEE         Worth It

new     6          BRING ME THE HORIZON   Teardrops

8          7          SEETHER        Dangerous

4          8          SMASHING PUMPKINS        Cyr

1          9          BASTILLE F/ GRAHAM COXON      What You Gonna Do???

9          10        CHRIS CORNELL      Patience



2          1          CLIPPING       Say The Name

1          2          IDLES  Model Village

148     3          PORRIDGE RADIO    7 Seconds

new     4          NOTHING       Bernie Sanders

12        5          GIRL IN RED  Rue

6          6          SOFT SET      7 On Up

9          7          LAVENDER BLUSH  I’m In Love

new     8          BICEP Apricots

128     9          GRAZER         How Many Times

7          10        SLOWTHAI f/ JAMES BLAKE & MOUNT KIMBIE            Feel Away


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

2          1          TAYLOR SWIFT         Betty

13        2          FLEET FOXES           Can I Believe You

1          3          TAYLOR SWIFT f/ BON IVER          Exile

7          4          BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN         Letter To You

4          5          THE CHICKS Sleep At Night

5          6          ALANIS MORISETTE            Ablaze

6          7          SEMISONIC    You’re Not Alone

11        8          SHERYL CROW         In The End

27        9          TOM PETTY   Leave Virginia Alone

15        10        AMY MACDONALD   The Hudson

By: Radio Tim 
Nov 16, 2020