This Month’s Trending Chart Rocks out and Chills out Simultaneously, A New Chart, and the Alt Sub-Genres


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

Beyond Radio’s Trending 100, January 2021

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1              ROYAL BLOOD   Typhoons

While “Trouble’s Coming” sits atop the Rock airplay chart in the States, this second groovy single by the band makes a nice move from 172-11 on the BR250. Hungary seems to like the song, it made the top 10 there at #8. They also made the Trending 100 at #84 collaborating with Run The Jewels on “The Ground Below”.

2              FOO FIGHTERS  Waiting On A War

The third single from “Medicine At Midnight” reached the Rock airplay top 10 this week while the album debuts at #3 on the Billboard 200. The blistering “No Son of Mine” lands at #13 Trending while both songs move into the BR250 top 10 at #6 and #8.  A third song, “Making A Fire” sneaks in at #87 this week.

3              CLEAN BANDIT f/ IANN DIOR       Higher

This song debuts on the BR250 at #40 this week. Dior just came off a #1 song with 24KGoldn’s “Mood” and Clean Bandit’s previous “Tick Tock” went to #30 on the BR250 and #2 on the airplay chart in the UK. This song was co-written by Dan Smith, the lead singer of Bastille.

4              OLIVIA RODRIGO              Driver’s License

This juggernaut moved up to #1 on the BR250 this week. Part of the bedroom pop movement spearheaded by Billie Eilish, the song references her true-life circumstances, of which Sabrina Carpenter (at #30 trending with “Skin”) is a part of.

5              JESSIE WARE       Remember Where You Are

The seventh single from Ware’s album “What’s Your Pleasure” returns to the BR250 at #44. The sultry tune is one of nine from the album that have appeared on the BR250, 5 of those making the top 50. The album appeared on a myriad of best of 2020 lists including Rolling Stone (#9 of the year) and USA Today (#3).

6              NATHAN EVANS, 220 KID & BILLEN TED   Wellerman

A year ago, I doubt anyone would think a 19th century sea shanty song would reach #2 in the UK (well in the UK anything is possible). Evans started posting his versions of these songs on TikTok and a movement was born.

7              KINGS OF LEON The Bandit

Well, this month rock is not dead with 3 songs in the Trending top 10. The song is on the cusp on entering the Alternative airplay top 10 with Weezer’s “All My Favorite Songs” (#18) right on its heels.

8              ARLO PARKS       Hope

This British singer-songwriter’s retro Soul has brought 5 titles to the BR250 over the last year, including AAA charting “Hurt” which peaked at #46 on the BR250. “Hope” bows at #84 this week on that list, with the song “Caroline” five places ahead at #79. Wiki also attributes bedroom pop to her genre list.

9              LONDON GRAMMAR      Lose Your Head

Fitting into a similar lane, the ethereal dream pop of this trio, brings a third song to the BR250 top 30 in the last six months. Their album “Californian Soil’ is scheduled for release in early April.

10           SZA        Good Day

More dreaminess here. The R&B songstress just made the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 for the third time (and first solo single) last week with this song. She had previously reached #7 collaborating with Kendrick Lamar on with “All The Stars” in 2018 and in 2017 with Maroon Five on “What Lovers Do”.

11           SILK CITY f/ ELLIE GOULDING      New Love

Silk City is the superstar DJ duo of Diplo and Mark Ronson. In late 2018 they reached #3 on the BR250 with the Dua Lipa sung “Electricity”.

12           YEARS & YEARS It’s A Sin

This week’s trending songs are heavy on the chill (and rock). This is a stripped down version of the Pet Shop Boys hit. Lead singer Olly Alexander is the lead character the TV series of the same name, depicting ‘80s era gay life.

13           FOO FIGHTERS  No Son Of Mine

14           SAM FELDT f/ KESHA       Stronger

15           RAG ‘N’ BONE MAN         All You Ever Wanted

16           STEPS    To The Beat Of My Heart

17           CELESTE                Love Is Back

18           WEEZER                All My Favorite Songs

19           PALE WAVES      Easy

20           JASON DERULO f/ ADAM LEVINE               Lifestyle

21           CARDI B                Up

22           FKA TWIGS f/ HEADIE ONE & FRED AGAIN             Don’t Judge Me

23           LANA DEL REY    Chemtrails Over The Country Club

24           CHEVELLE            Self Destructor

25           BILLIE EILISH & ROSALIA Lo Vas A Olvidar

See the full chart here


This week I introduce the Retro 100 which I started tracking in December. It will be a year to date chart and will also show the current week’s position to the left. Below that is the top 25 this week. You can find the charts on their own page as well.

There are a handful of charts that track old songs and old titles show up occasionally on other charts, especially after an artist has passed. Also my chart has become increasingly influenced by older songs because of the podcasts and blog posts as I discover  or re-discover them. Hopefully you’ll dive into some of these older songs as well.

Retro Top 100 (Old songs showing up on current personal charts)

TW/ 2021 YTD

14        1          THIRD DAY    What Good

44        2          THE STRUTS The Ol’ Switcheroo

9          3          ALL STAR UNITED   Take Me Away

27        4          THE STRUTS Who Am I?

4          5          ALY & AJ       Potential Breakup Song (2020)

53        6          THIRD DAY    Sky Falls Down

30        7          THE STRUTS These Times Are Changing

64        8          PARACHUTE  Blame It On Me

3          9          MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE  Famous Last Words

56        10        DEXTER FREEBISH  Everybody Knows Somebody

61        11        KEITH URBAN          God Made Woman

8          12        ARABESQUE  Love Is Just A Game

21        13        THE TEMPER TRAP Thick As Thieves

19        14        ARCADE FIRE           Everything Now

31        15        SONS OF SYLVIA     50 Ways

6          16        JOHN MAYER            I Don’t Trust Myself (With Loving You)

48        17        CAT STEVENS           Lady D’Arbanville

17        18        JOHN MAYER            Slow Dancing In A Burning Room

35        19        THIRD DAY    Otherside

63        20        CHRIS REA    Fool If You Think It’s Over

95        21        DOVES            Broken Eyes

69        22        EVERCLEAR   The New York Times

            23        REBA MCENTIRE      Rumor Has It

15        24        BERLIN           A Matter Of Time

            25        THE STRUTS Put Your Money On Me

60        26        CRYSTAL GAYLE     You Never Miss A real Good thing

42        27        LORRAINE ELLISON            Stay With Me (Baby)

67        28        STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN           Dive

23        29        THE KLF f/ TAMMY WYNETTE       Justified And Ancient

45        30        ALL STAR UNITED   La La Land

            31        GEORGE HARRISON            All Things Must Pass

22        32        MIKE CURB CONGREGATION        Burning Bridges

77        33        ELTON JOHN            Come Down In Time

13        34        ABBA  Summer Night City

            35        MELISSA MANCHESTER      Midnight Blue (2020)

73        36        A SILENT FILM         Paralysed

86        37        GUSTER         This Is How It Feels To Have A Broken Heart

7          38        JOE JACKSON          Steppin’ Out

            39        AC/DC Rock ‘N Roll Train

            40        YVONNE ELLIMAN   Love Pains

            41        JOURNEY      Lights

57        42        JIGSAW          Sky High

71        43        TIMMY THOMAS       Why Can’t We Live Together

62        44        REBA MCENTIRE      Fancy (Dave Aude Remix)

            45        GARY ALLAN            It Would Be You

            46        LEN BARRY   1-2-3

59        47        BASH & POP On The Rocks

            48        ACE OF BASE            Happy Nation

28        49        GIRLS ALOUD           I’ll Stand By You

65        50        STEVEN TYLER        (It) Feels So Good

84        51        KEITH URBAN          Slow Turning

            52        HEART            Crazy On You

18        53        THE MONKEES         Daydream Believer

            54        CHARLEY PRIDE      Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’

20        55        VAN HALEN   I’m The One

            56        MOTHER MOTHER   Hayloft

1          57        SHINEDOWN  Save Me

            58        INSPIRAL CARPETS             This Is How It Feels

81        59        LIT      Night In The Life

2          60        FOO FIGHTERS         Something For Nothing

            61        ALPHAVILLE Big In Japan

            62        KITCHENS OF DISTINCTION          Drive That Fast

24        63        GENESIS        In Too Deep

47        64        THE SEAHORSES      Blinded By The Sun

            65        MOUNTAIN    Mississippi Queen

            66        LONDON GRAMMAR            Wasting My Young Years

52        67        DAVID BOWIE & PAT METHENY   This Is Not America

70        68        BARBRA STREISAND           Ordinary Miracles

68        69        GIANT Don’t Leave Me In Love

32        70        BREAD            It Don’t Matter To Me

76        71        HOODOO GURUS     Get Out Of Dodge

89        72        HONEYMOON SUITE           Find What You’re Looking For

5          73        LED ZEPPELIN          Black Dog

            74        BERLIN           The Metro

10        75        BRAD PAISLEY         Who Needs Pictures

11        76        CARLY SIMON          You’re So Vain

            77        SILVERCHAIR            Pins In My Needles

12        78        RICK SPRINGFIELD Love Is Gonna Come At Last

50        79        TOM JONES  With These Hands

80        80        THE SEAHORSES      Love Is The Law

16        81        THE RASPBERRIES  Overnight Sensation

83        82        SLASH f/ FERGIE      Beautiful Dangerous

            83        GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS        Ferry Across The Mersey

            84        NEW SEEKERS          Pinball Wizard

            85        SKILLET         The Resistance

78        86        DAVID NAIL   Desiree

            87        BLU CANTRELL        Hit ‘Em Up Style

25        88        FERRANTE & TEICHER       Midnight Cowboy

26        89        BLUE PEARL Naked In The Rain

29        90        DARYL HALL Someone Like You

33        91        ZZ TOP           Tush

34        92        ALPHAVILLE Forever Young

            93        IKE & TINA TURNER           River Deep-Mountain High

36        94        FLEETWOOD MAC    Silver Springs

37        95        BILLY JOEL   Tell her About It

38        96        SUPREMES     Where Did Our Love Go

            97        THE KLF        3 A.M. Eternal

39        98        ELTON JOHN            Skyline Pigeon

            99        BONE THUGS-N HARMONY            Thuggish Ruggish Bone

40        100     FOO FIGHTERS         Best of You


February 15, 20201


57        1          SHINEDOWN  Save Me

60        2          FOO FIGHTERS         Something For Nothing

9          3          MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE  Famous Last Words

5          4          ALY & AJ       Potential Breakup Song (2020)

73        5          LED ZEPPELIN          Black Dog

16        6          JOHN MAYER            I Don’t Trust Myself (With Loving You)

38        7          JOE JACKSON          Steppin’ Out

12        8          ARABESQUE  Love Is Just A Game

3          9          ALL STAR UNITED   Take Me Away

75        10        BRAD PAISLEY         Who Needs Pictures

76        11        CARLY SIMON          You’re So Vain

78        12        RICK SPRINGFIELD Love Is Gonna Come At Last

34        13        ABBA  Summer Night City

1          14        THIRD DAY    What Good

24        15        BERLIN           A Matter Of Time

81        16        THE RASPBERRIES  Overnight Sensation

18        17        JOHN MAYER            Slow Dancing In A Burning Room

53        18        THE MONKEES         Daydream Believer

14        19        ARCADE FIRE           Everything Now

55        20        VAN HALEN   I’m The One

13        21        THE TEMPER TRAP Thick As Thieves

32        22        MIKE CURB CONGREGATION        Burning Bridges

29        23        THE KLF f/ TAMMY WYNETTE       Justified And Ancient

63        24        GENESIS        In Too Deep

88        25        FERRANTE & TEICHER       Midnight Cowboy

89        26        BLUE PEARL Naked In The Rain

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

See the full charts via the Genre Charts tab

Alt Pop/Electro

1          1          BILLIE EILISH           Therefore I Am

49        2          LONDON GRAMMAR            Lose Your Head

5          3          GORILLAZ f/ BECK   The Valley Of The Pagans

8          4          THE BLEACHERS f/ BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN         Chinatown

9          5          THE KNOCKS f/ FOSTER THE PEOPLE    All About You

12        6          CANNONS      Fire For You

new     7          WEEZER         All My Favorite Songs

4          8          PALE WAVES             Change

new     9          PALE WAVES             Easy

7          10        THE AVALANCHES f/ MGMT & JOHNNY MARR The Divine Chord


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

1          1          KYLIE MINOGUE & DUA LIPA       Real Groove

4          2          SZA     Good Days

16        3          LONDON GRAMMAR            Lose Your Head

10        4          CELESTE        Love Is Back

new     5          JESSIE WARE           Remember Where You Are

6          6          ARLO PARKS             Caroline

new     7          ARLO PARKS             Hope

21        8          LOLA LENNOX          La La Love Me

17        9          GABRIELS      Love And Hate In A Different Time

2          10        KYLIE MINOGUE      Magic


Adult Leaning Alternative

12        1          KINGS OF LEON       The Bandit

4          2          GORILLAZ f/ BECK   The Valley Of The Pagans

new     3          FOO FIGHTERS         Waiting On A War

20        4          LONDON GRAMMAR            Lose Your Head

2          5          THE BLEACHERS f/ BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN         Chinatown

18        6          CANNONS      Fire For You

new     7          WEEZER         All My Favorite Songs

new     8          THE AVALANCHES f/ MGMT & JOHNNY MARR The Divine Chord

9          9          THE STROKES          The Adults Are Talking

new     10        LANA DEL REY         Chemtrails Over The Country Club


Alternative Hip Hop

new     1          FKA TWIGS f/ HEADIE ONE & FRED AGAIN        Don’t Judge Me

4          2          RUN THE JEWELS f/ ROYAL BLOOD        The Ground Below

13        3          CLIPPING       96 Neve Campbell

41        4          SLOWTHAI f/ A$AP ROCKY            Mazza

10        5          YVES TUMOR            Kerosene

new     6          ASHNIKKO f/ KELIS Deal With It

6          7          SZA     Good Days

14        8          ASHNIKKO    Daisy

new     9          SERPENTWITHFEET             Fellowship

new     10        MADLIB          Road Of The Lonely Ones


Alt Rock

new     1          FOO FIGHTERS         Waiting On A War

8          2          KINGS OF LEON       The Bandit

new     3          ROYAL BLOOD         Typhoons

new     4          FOO FIGHTERS         No Son Of Mine

1          5          ROYAL BLOOD         Trouble’s Coming

5          6          FOO FIGHTERS         Shame Shame

3          7          TEENAGE WRIST      Taste Of Gasoline

new     8          CHEVELLE     Self Destructor

12        9          KENNYHOOPLA f/ TRAVIS BARKER         Estella

7          10        TEENAGE WRIST      Earth Is A Black Hole



new     1          MOGWAI         Ritchie Sacramento

18        2          LIFE ON VENUS        Everything Ends Here

new     3          FKA TWIGS f/ HEADIE ONE & FRED AGAIN        Don’t Judge Me

9          4          BIIG PIIG        Feels Right

new     5          YUNG Friends On Ice

2          6          BICEP Saku

3          7          THOM YORKE, BURIAL & FOUR TET       Her Revolution

16        8          THOM YORKE, BURIAL & FOUR TET       His Rope

1          9          BICEP Apricots

165     10        TOPOGRAPHIES        False Desire


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

1          1          TAYLOR SWIFT         Willow

2          2          TAYLOR SWIFT f/ HAIM      No Body, No Crime

5          3          PAUL MCCARTNEY  Find My Way

11        4          JULIEN BAKER         Faith Healer

3          5          LIAM GALLAGHER   All You’re Dreaming Of

4          6          JADE BIRD    Headstart

7          7          COLDPLAY     Flags

8          8          CHRIS CORNELL      Watching The Wheels

10        9          CHRIS STAPLETON  Cold

6          10        FLEET FOXES           Can I Believe You

By: Radio Tim 
Feb 15, 2021