These are the top 100 songs that are making gains at mid-month
Beyond Radio’s Trending 100, March 2021
1 WOLF ALICE The Last Man On Earth
In a big surprise to me Wolf Alice crash onto the BR250 at #16 on the strength of 23 adds. This is a much more subdued song then their biggest hit, 2014’s “Moaning Lisa Smile”.
2 BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK & SILK SONIC Leave The Door Open
Hot off their Grammy performance this retro homage also debuts high on the BR250 at #25. Fully 12 titles debut in the top 100 from outside the top 250 this week and 74 songs make their debut on the BR250. Not sure if that is a record but it certainly seems like a spring cleaning.
3 JOEL CORRY f/ RAYE & DAVID GUETTA Bed
The third out of the box entry on the BR250 at #30, this track could follow Corry’s “Head & Heart” into the top 10. He was featured on the British version of “Jersey Shore” called “Geordie Shore” between 2011-13.
4 DUA LIPA We’re Good
I was disappointed that Lipa did not win Album of the Year at the Grammys but at least she won Pop Vocal Album. I thought this could compete for #1 on the BR250 this week but it only managed to reach #5. “Drivers License” is already losing ground so on the next chart it’s anyone’s guess.
5 JUSTIN BIEBER Hold On
6 NICK JONAS This Is Heaven
Two more out the box entries at #55 and #58 on the BR250, both songs reference heaven, for Bieber it’s not too far away and for Jonas, he has found it. Both have a light groove with Bieber winning the race at radio so far. Jonas is also on the Trending chart at #36 with “Spaceman”. He also just got some exposure announcing the Oscar nominations with his wife this morning.
7 MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA Bed Head
The word bed gets a second appearance in the top 10 on Trending and I’m sure the large bed Cardi B was upon at last night’s Grammy awards is trending somewhere else. This is an excellent, percolating track from the Atlanta band’s upcoming sixth album “The Million Masks Of God”, due for release at the end of April. Tis will likely be the band’s second song to reach my top 10. “I’ve Got Friends” reached #2 on my chart in early 2010.
8 AVA MAX My Head & My Heart
This song is currently in the Pop top 15 in the States and top 5 in Britain. 20 years ago the song “Around The World (La La La La La)”, from which this song was born, also made the Pop top 15 and was a major international hit.
9 STEPS & MICHELLE VISAGE Heartbreak In This City
Visage has been a part of Rupaul’s Drag Race franchise since 2011 and 30 years ago was a member of the girl group trio Seduction, who scored 4 top 25 singles on the Hot 100 including the #2 “Two To Make It Right”. Debuting at #68 on the BR250 this week, this could be Steps 4th top 25 on the chart.
10 ZARA LARSSON Look What You’ve Done
Last week Larsson released the album “Poster Girl” which includes 6 singles she released from 2018 through early this year. Debuting at #56 this album track has performed better on the BR250 than all the singles except “Ruin My Life” which reached #42. She also appears at #95 Trending with “Need Someone”.
11 ELLA HENDERSON & TOM GRENNAN Let’s Go Home Together
Another top 5 UK track, both artists now have 2 top 40 hits on the BR250. Henderson peaked at #38 last year with “Take Care Of Me” and Grennan moves up to #23 this week with “Little Bit Of Love”.
12 PAUL WOOLFORD f/ AMBER MARK Heat
13 PURPLE DISCO MACHINE & MOSS KENA & THE KNOCKS Fireworks
These two DJ/producers have come off a pair of big international hits. Woolford reached #57 on the BR 250 with “Looking For Me” last fall and Purple Disco Machine’s “Hypnotized” has been in and out of the BR250 numerous times over the last year, reaching as high as #49. Both have made the European top 25.
14 BEBE REXHA Sacrifice
15 CONAN GRAY Overdrive
These two songs are currently getting traction at Pop radio. Rexha started out as a songwriter and has reached the top 10 on the Hot 100 three times via collaborations with G-Eazy, David Guetta, and Florida Georgia Line. Gray started out as a YouTube personality and has been improving over the last three BR250 entries, this being his first to hit the top 100, currently #72.
16 DJ SNAKE F/ SELENA GOMEZ Selfish Love
17 POST MALONE Only Wanna Be With You
18 ELENA TSAGRINOU El Diablo
19 ST. VINCENT Pay Your Way In Pain
20 KERO KERO BONITO The Princess And The Clock
21 THE OFFSPRING Let The Bad Times Roll
22 KALI UCHIS Telepatia
23 THE REYTONS Broke Boys Cartel
24 MAROON 5 f/ MEGAN THEE STALLION Beautiful Mistakes
25 KINGS OF LEON Echoing