November Slow Down but not for Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa


There is very little activity on the BR250 this week as the year starts to wind down. This is quite a difference from the same time last year when a bunch of songs blasted onto the chart (I was monthly instead of bi-monthly at that point). 7 songs entered the top 25 from outside the top 250 in November last year (including a #1 debut for “Don’t Start Now”, #4 for Coldplay’s “Orphans” and #9 for “Everything I Wanted” by Billie Eilish), down to only 3 this year (“Positions”, “Sweet Melody” by Little Mix and Foo Fighters’ “Shame, Shame”).

“Midnight Sky” has spent a full 3 months at the summit, actually increasing in points a bit from the last chart. Her mash up remix with Stevie Nicks “Edge of Midnight” is also on the chart at #211 and her remake of Blondie’s “Heart Of Glass” falls to #238.. Only 5 songs in the top 25 lost points but there were no major increases except for “Diamonds” and “Sweet Melody” within the top 25.

“Therefore I Am” by Billie Eilish is the highest debut in the BR250 at #47, though perhaps a bit of a disappointment. Also a surprise is that Ariana Grande’s “34 + 35” only moves 141-74 (while “Positions” holds at #7) so neither of these artists are quite repeating their recent successes.

No one can touch Dua Lipa on the BR250 this year. 2 new duets keep her moving forward with “Fever” moving 117-85 and her collab with Miley “Prisoner” enters at #118 in its first week out. This makes 11 songs in the past year to grace the BR250. Of those, 3 hit #1 and 2 peaked at #2. Cyrus I’m sure is hoping Lipa can help her get into the top 10 in the States again. It has been a struggle for some time. Her latest album “Plastic Hearts” was just released this past Friday.

By: Radio Tim 
Dec 1, 2020