New Playlist Series “Retro Aesthetic” and My Personal Chart for Feb. 13, 2022


Beyond Radio’s new playlist series “Retro Aesthetic” brings back the style of Top 40 radio from the past.

Some R&B and Dance, a little Country, plus a lot of melodic Rock & Pop. A mostly upbeat mix: the way Top 40 radio used to be. New music-centric with gems from the past. Some you may remember and some that’ll be new to you. There is great music out there to be heard.

New versions will be updated periodically.

Also another playlist series “Positively Happy” has its second version. There will be more to come on the development of these two series.


Beyond Radio Tim’s Top 30, Feb, 13, 2022

And here’s the playlist for my current overall favorites of the last 2 months

11           1              SPOON Wild       1              4

Brand new album “Lucifer On The Sofa” came out this past Friday. This preview into the album is their most infectious song yet. Co-written by Jack Antonoff with a piano line that nods to “Sympathy For The Devil”.

3              2              ELECTRIC ENEMY              Save Me (I’m Not Crazy) 2              17

Second time in my top 5 for the UK foursome. They have released a handful of singles since 2020.

2              3              MEAT LOAF        Couldn’t Have Said It Better         1(2)        21

Re-discovery after his passing. He was larger than life.

4              4              THE RECORD COMPANY Never Leave You              4(2)        11

L.A.’s Record Company have a classic rock style and have reached the Adult Alternative top 3 three times since 2016. The lead cut from their latest album “Play Loud” has a light groove and pop sheen while still retaining its rock vibe.

1              5              MAGDALENA BAY            Secrets (Your Fire)           1              13

Love this quote from the Pitchfork review of their album “Mercurial World”. “Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin’s fuzzy, rococo synthpop confections have a magic power: They sound like whatever you grew up with, whenever that was.” This one has a little Snoop and a lot of ‘80s going on. At times she sounds like the vocalist from Altered Images.

5              6              BBNO$ f/ RICH BRIAN     Edamame            1(2)        13

Fun and fast paced, Hip Hop rarely makes it to #1 on my chart but this is undeniable. Cling Clang.

6              7              MAMMOMTH WVH        Epiphany             6              10

Eddie Van Halen’s son is putting out the best melodic hard rock (without emo trappings) these days. At #77, “Think It Over” should bring a third song to my top 10.

14           8              JOYWAVE            Cyn City 2000     8              11

This is the fifth song from the Rochester, NY outfit to reach my top 10 yet they have still been unable to hit #1. “Obsession” spent 2 weeks at #2 in 2019.

10           9              BOSTON MANOR             Algorithm            9              12

3 songs from this UK Emo-Pink bands 20202 album “Glue” made my top 10.

8              10           SANTANA f/ ROB THOMAS & AMERICAN AUTHORS           Move    8              19

Over 20 years after “Smooth” ruled radio Carlos Santana teams up again with Rob Thomas and score again. Not as big though, only reaching the top 25 on Hot AC. It has been 53 years since Santana first hit the Hot 100 with “Jingo”.

15           11           KANE BROWN    One Mississippi 11           12

Currently #4 on the Country airplay chart this is his best performance on my chart thus far.

7              12           YUNGBLUD         Fleabag 5              21

It’s not often anymore than a distinctively British sounding voice makes an impact in the States. This song is in the Alternative top 10 and it’s the second time he has reached #5 on my chart. “Loner” peaked there in 2019.

12           13           COIN     Chapstick             1(2)        13

This electro-pop nugget is top 15 on the Alternative chart but surprisingly moves up to #1 on the Adult Alternative chart this week. I wonder if it will cross to Pop.

9              14           THE SHERLOCKS World I Understand        7              14

This Yorkshire band has scored 2 #7 songs in a row on my chart with this and “City Lights”. In early 2017 they reached #8 (and #40 of the year) with “Will You Be There”. That one has risen in stature since then.

20           15           TIM MCGRAW   Free Man             15           6

I just recently discovered this track that was included on 2016’s “McGraw(The Ultimate Collection)”. It is a remake of an Angie Aparo song from 1999. Aparo had 2 #1’s and a #3 from that album on my chart. One of those, “Cry”, was later popularized by McGraw’s wife Faith Hill in 2002.

18           16           ROYAL BLOOD   Hold On                16           13

This is the seventh song from the UK bands album “Typhoons” to make my top 150 and fourth to reach the top 20. The title track reached #4 last March.

26           17           OLE BORUD        Backyard Party  17           6

I believe this 2008 song showed up on Spotify in December after I was listening to a particular playlist. The Norwegian artist has been tooling around for decades and his Wikipedia page said his genres consist of everything from Christian Metal to Jazz Pop, Hardcore Punk, and Yacht Rock. Now that’s some diversity. His latest album from this year is called “Soul Letters”.

13           18           INHALER              Totally   11(2)      20

The Irish band led by Bono’s son Elijah Hewson has slowly crafter a career in Europe over the last 4 years with a string of single releases. 6 of those have made my personal chart with their current U.S. release “Cheer Up Baby” poised to make it 7. Their debut album “It Won’t Always Be Like This” reached #1 in Ireland and the UK last July, the title track peaked at #8 on my chart.

19           19           TWIN ATLANTIC Bang On The Gong           19(2)      16

21           20           SIXX: A.M.           Waiting All My Life          20           11

17           21           ARKELLS               Pub Crawl            1(3)        12

A Christmas song from 2020 I discovered this in the fall and for a holiday song it has had real staying power. It’s mix of the heartfelt, humor, and upbeat swagger makes it stand as a universal song for me.

25           22           THE OSMONDS Crazy Horses      22           5

One of the highlights from the most recent podcast, this 1972 is absolutely crazy. I was jarred at first and then it started to grow on me. Wacky stuff.

34           23           GABE DIXON BAND          Find My Way      23           6

A piano banger from 2008 discovered because his 2021 song “Something Good” went to #3 on my chart. My friend Michael remembered the song from back then when he heard it in my car the other day.

24           24           ALEXANDRA SHIPP & VANESSA HUDGENS             Come To Your Senses     24           10

Center ballad from the Netflix movie “Tick, Tick…Boom!” starring Andrew Garfield who just received an Oscar nod for his performance as “Rent” creator Jonathan Larson. Garfield has songs at #59 (“30/90”) and #69 (“Why”). That song is also discussed on the latest podcast and had an extremely emotional response from me.

16           25           BASTILLE              Give Me The Future        12           18

39           26           PARQUET COURTS           Walking At A Downtown Pace    26           6

This is the first song by the NYC indie rockers to impact me. Their punk-ish style is very ‘80s/’90s college radio. This song has a bass driven groove that really made me pay attention.

28           27           ED SHEERAN       Overpass Graffiti              27           10

29           28           FOALS   Wake Me Up      28           11

60           29           BRKN LOVE         Dead Weight      29           4

Reminds me of Nothing But Thieves and that is a good thing.

33           30           JON MCLAUGHLIN           Why It Hurts       30           7

By: Radio Tim 
Feb 15, 2022