These are the top 100 songs that are making gains at mid-month
POS/ARTIST/SONG/POS ON BR250/POINTS
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”.