Typical Summer delays, but it’s Good 4 Olivia Rodrigo


As is typical the summer season spreads me thinner than the rest of the year, so it is harder to keep up with Beyond Radio. This year is especially challenging as I started a new job that is taking up a good amount of my time, while I also am leading up to my 60th birthday at the end of July.  With that and the coming out of COVID, there has been more travel, and that will continue through the summer. Also, my annual music party will be back after a detour last year. That will happen on July 31, a few days after my birthday.

The podcast and my writings have taken a temporary back seat in all of this. I’m hoping to have another episode out in the next few weeks.

“Good 4 U” unsurprisingly vaults into the #1 position on the BR250 and #1 Trending on the strength of 44 adds. Olivia Rodrigo places a second song in the Trending top 10 with “Brutal” at #5, while “Déjà Vu” sits at #11 and “Traitor” at #22. Galantis and Maneskin, in the Trending silver and bronze positions, follow “Good 4 U” into the BR250 top 15 on strong early June action. “Heartbreak Anthem” has a great summer song vibe, I’d be shocked if they don’t push this in the States. “Zitti E Bouni” will not see the same action though I love that it won Eurovision.

At #4 Trending, Chvrches collaboration with the Cure’s Robert Smith “How Not To Drown” has had strong out of the box success, landing at #43 on the BR250 this week. This is by far my favorite Chvrches track, none of their songs have cracked my top 25 and this could possibly go to #1 on my list.

Another ‘80s era band, Duran Duran, return at #8 Trending with “Invisible” while ‘70s artist Nile Rodgers of Chic, appears at #19 Trending on the Keith Urban track “Out The Cage”, possibly his least Country song ever. Not that that is unusual for him. He has been a stellar performer on my personal chart since 2002 when “Somebody Like You” went to #1 on my chart. At the time I felt that was a Pop hit waiting to happen. Since then, he has had 17 songs reach #1 on my personal chart and another 13 reach my top 10.

The return of Lorde, 2013’s Olivia Rodrigo or Billie Eilish (you pick), lands her at #25 Trending. “Solar Power” seems like a bright song even though it starts out a bit sluggish. I would expect it to move towards the upper reaches of the BR250 on the June 30 chart.

Trending June 2021

1              OLIVIA RODRIGO              Good 4 U
2              GALANTIS f/ DAVID GUETTA & LITTLE MIX             Heartbreak Anthem
3              MANESKIN         Zitti E Bouni
4              CHVRCHES f/ ROBERT SMITH       How Not To Drown
5              OLIVIA RODRIGO              Brutal
6              COLDPLAY           Higher Power
7              BTS         Butter
8              DURAN DURAN Invisible
9              GO_A    Shum
10           MARSHMELLO f/ JONAS BROTHERS          Leave Before You Love Me
11           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Deja Vu
12           ANNE-MARIE & NIALL HORAN    Our Song
13           CALVIN HARRIS f/ TOM GRENNAN            By Your Side
14           DUA LIPA             Love Again
15           KATY PERRY        Electric
16           JESSIE WARE       Hot N Heavy
18           BLEACHERS         Stop Making This Hurt
19           KEITH URBAN f/ BRELAND & NILE RODGERS         Out The Cage
20           SIGRID  Mirror
21           THE VACCINES  Headphones Baby
22           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Traitor
23           VANCE JOY          Missing Piece
24           THE WEEKND f/ ARIANA GRANDE             Save Your Tears
25           LORDE   Solar Power
26           SHARON VAN ETTEN f/ ANGEL OLSEN      Like I Used To
27           JOHN MAYER     Last Train Home
28           MANESKIN         I Wanna Be Your Slave
29           YEARS & YEARS Starstruck
30           CREEPER              Midnight
31           ELLE KING & MIRANDA LAMBERT              Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)
32           WILLOW f/ TRAVIS BARKER          Transparant Soul
33           PINK      All I Know So Far
34           MO        Live To Survive
35           GARBAGE            Wolves
36           ELTON JOHN f/ YEARS & YEARS  It’s A Sin
37           DADI FREYR         10 Years
38           LITTLE MIX          Confetti
39           DOJA CAT f/ SZA               Kiss Me More
40           MANIC STREET PREACHERS          Orwellian
41           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Jealousy, Jealousy
42           BLANKENBERGE No Sense
43           OMNIA Beautiful
44           BILLIE EILISH       Lost Cause
45           GREEN DAY         Pollyanna
46           NCT DREAM       Hot Sauce
47           JAKE BUGG         Lost
48           DUA LIPA             Levitating
49           WOLF ALICE        How Can I Make It Okay
50           MADDIE & TAE  Woman Got You
51           MARINA              Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land
52           JESSIE WARE       Please
53           BILLIE EILISH       Your Power
54           POPPY  Fear Of Dying (Jack off Jill)
55           BROTHERS OSBORNE      I’m Not For Everyone
56           LAURA MVULA  Got Me
57           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Favorite Crime
58           MARINA              Venus Fly Trap
59           LONDON GRAMMAR      Lord It’s A Feeling
60           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Enough For You
61           LIL NAS X              Sun Goes Down
62           ANGELS & AIRWAVES     Euphoria
63           ONEREPUBLIC   Run
64           BELLA PAORCH  Build A Bitch
65           RINA SAWAYAMA f/ ELTON JOHN             Chosen Family
66           HIGHLIGHT         Not The End
67           JOYWAVE            Every Window Is A Mirror
68           MK         Chemical
69           TWENTY ONE PILOTS      Saturday.
70           AESPA   Next Level
71           PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING              People, Let’s Dance
72           ST. VINCENT       Down
73           TINASHE              Pasadena
74           NOTHING BUT THIEVES  Futureproof
75           SLEATER KINNEY               Worry With You
76           SELF ESTEEM      I Do This All The Time
77           ASHLIE AMBER  Open
78           MARTIN GARRIX f/ BONO & THE EDGE    We Are The People
79           BREEZER               Alive
80           JORJA SMITH      Bussdown
81           OLIVIA RODRIGO              1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back
82           MITCHELL TENPENNY     To Us It Did
83           RYAN HURD & MAREN MORRIS  Chasing After You
84           SAM FELDT f/ SAM FISCHER         Pick me Up
85           CHRIS STAPLETON           Cold
86           KENNYHOOPLA f/ TRAVIS BARKER            Hollywood Sucks
87           RAMKOT              Am I Alright Now
88           CHRIS MALINCHAK          Closer Every Day
89           LEON BRIDGES  Motorbike
90           ARIANA GRANDE             POV
91           COLISION            Hell Will Wait
92           EVERGLOW         First
93           GRIFF    One Foot In Front Of The Other
94           GARBAGE            No Gods No Masters
95           AGNES  24 Hours
96           CHRIS MORENO Shot At Your Heart
97           MAHMOOD        Klan
98           TA TOY BOY        Dark Fantasy
99           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Happier
100         TIX          Fallen Angel
By: Radio Tim 
Jun 21, 2021