Oct 19
September's BR250 Finally

September's BR250 sees 4 titles hit the top 25 out of the box with Coldplay and BTS leading the pack with "My Universe" at #9. Not far behind is Ed Sheeran at #11 with "Shivers".  The War On Drugs makes a surprise splash at #15, while Lil Nas X brings a third song to the top 25 this year as "That's What I want lands at #24. 

I don't think anyone expected Elton john to top charts in 2021 but with an assist from red hot Dua Lipa his mash up of "Sacrifice" and "Rocket Man" jumps 33-2. With his Uber Eats commercials with Lil Nas X, his farewell tour, and multiple collaborations, his profile is front and center this year.

Oppositely, as expected, the return of Abba sees both new songs rise into the top 25. A full 14 songs enter the top 25 this month, that might be a record.

The Weeknd rolls into the top spot, moving 9-1 with "Take My Breath" and other top 10 moves belong to Billie Eilish, Halsley, and Lorde.

 
Oct 19
September's BR250 Finally

September's BR250 sees 4 titles hit the top 25 out of the box with Coldplay and BTS leading the pack with "My Universe" at #9. Not far behind is Ed Sheeran at #11 with "Shivers".  The War On Drugs makes a surprise splash at #15, while Lil Nas X brings a third song to the top 25 this year as "That's What I want lands at #24. 

I don't think anyone expected Elton john to top charts in 2021 but with an assist from red hot Dua Lipa his mash up of "Sacrifice" and "Rocket Man" jumps 33-2. With his Uber Eats commercials with Lil Nas X, his farewell tour, and multiple collaborations, his profile is front and center this year.

Oppositely, as expected, the return of Abba sees both new songs rise into the top 25. A full 14 songs enter the top 25 this month, that might be a record.

The Weeknd rolls into the top spot, moving 9-1 with "Take My Breath" and other top 10 moves belong to Billie Eilish, Halsley, and Lorde.

 
Oct 12
Beyond Radio Rock Chart Sept. 2021

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Sept/Oct/Artist/Song/Points/Charts
1              1              GANG OF YOUTHS           The Angel of 8th Ave.     941.4     17
new       2              THE WAR ON DRUGS      I Don't Live Here Anymore           716.4     17
11           3              BASTILLE              Distorted Light Beam      711.8     14
2              4              CHVRCHES f/ ROBERT SMITH       How Not To Drown          680.5     10
3              5              FOO FIGHTERS  Making A Fire     617.4     10
9              6              COLD WAR KIDS What You Say    593.6     9
7              7              CHVRCHES          Good Girls           581.8     12
58           8              WALK THE MOON            Can You Handle My Love?            569.5     10
32           9              WET LEG              Chaise Longue   563.6     11
691         10           YUNGBLUD         Fleabag 542.6     8
5              11           BLEACHERS         Stop Making This Hurt    542.3     11
26           12           IMAGINE DRAGONS        Wrecked              530.6     8
49           13           MANESKIN         I Wanna Be Your Slave   515         10
28           14           THE LINDA LINDAS           Oh!        508.4     12
57           15           PARQUET COURTS           Walking At A Downtown Pace    499.6     8
36           16           THE RECORD COMPANY How High             497.5     10
93           17           THE KILLERS        Quiet Town        490.4     10
new       18           HATCHIE              This Enchanted 481.9     11
61           19           MILKY CHANCE  Colorado              463.9     8
65           20           CLAIRO Amoeba               459.4     9
18           21           ALL TIME LOW f/PALE WAVES     PMA      450.8     8
409         22           THE WOMBATS If You Ever Leave, I'm Coming With You  443.5     11
new       23           BIFFY CLYRO       Unknown Male 01            439.2     9
15           24           THE MARIAS      Hush      431.9     8
33           25           BILLIE EILISH       NDA       430.4     8
99           26           NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS         Survivor               407.2     9
129         27           HALSEY You Asked For This           405.9     9
22           28           VANCE JOY          Missing Piece     405.5     7
46           29           TWENTY ONE PILOTS      Saturday.             403.6     6
12           30           ST. VINCENT       Down    390.5     6
16           31           DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS       Witchoo               378.7     7
53           32           OUR LADY PEACE             Stop Making Stupid People Famous         364.1     6
200         33           CHVRCHES          California             361.8     7
66           34           HOLLY HUMBERSTONE  The Walls Are Way Too Thin        360.7     9
new       35           BLOSSOMS         Care For               357.5     4
68           36           CANNONS           Bad Dream          356.2     7
440         37           THE VACCINES  Alone Star           355.1     6
43           38           CHEVELLE            Mars Simula       347.7     6
8              39           PALAYE ROYALE No Love in LA     346.3     9
824         40           MAGDALENA BAY            Chaeri   339.5     6
4              41           SAM FENDER      Seventeen Going Under 336.7     7
17           42           WILLOW f/ TRAVIS BARKER          Transparant Soul              326.4     6
13           43           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Brutal    317.8     4
19           44           NOTHING BUT THIEVES  Futureproof       315.8     6
406         45           TURNSTILE          Blackout               314.9     6
new       46           BILLY TALENT F/ RIVERS CUOMO               End Of Me           314.8     7
112         47           LORDE   Mood Ring          311.3     9
89           48           AURORA              Cure For Me       307.2     6
134         49           THE BEACHES     Blow Up               303         4
111         50           KACEY MUSGRAVES        Justified               300.5     8
6              51           LORDE   Solar Power        299.8     5
31           52           MAMMOTH WVH            Don't Back Down              295.2     5
new       53           RADIOHEAD       If You Say The Word        293.5     6
40           54           VOLBEAT             Wait A Minute My Girl   292.4     5
new       55           PLACEBO             Beautiful James 290.5     8
new       56           SAM FENDER      Aye        290.2     5
256         57           BILLY IDOL           Bitter Taste         285.3     7
41           58           LUCY DACUS      Brando 284.9     6
137         59           SEB         Seaside Demo   282.2     6
127         60           BRANDI CARLILE               Right On Time    272.5     4
new       61           MUNA f/ PHOEBE BRIDGERS       Silk Chiffon         272.3     6
new       62           JERRY CANTRELL               Brighten               270.5     5
773         63           PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING              Blue Heaven      268.8     5
25           64           WOLF ALICE        Smile     268.8     7
720         65           BAKAR  The Mission        267.7     7
162         66           TURNSTILE          Fly Again              267         4
10           67           MODEST MOUSE              We Are Between             265.6     8
832         68           THE GLORIOUS SONS     Hold Steady        265         6
38           69           JAPANESE BREAKFAST   Be Sweet             263.6     5
new       70           JOHNNY MARR  Spirit, Power And Soul    263.4     6
35           71           HALSEY I Am Not A Woman. I'm A God   261.3     4
new       72           EDDIE VEDDER   Long Way            259.9     6
125         73           SEA GIRLS            Sick        257.5     4
new       74           THE LUMINEERS               Brightside            253.3     7
509         75           SPIRITBOX           Secret Garden   252.5     4
511         76           THE SHERLOCKS City Lights            252.3     5
148         77           BILLIE EILISH       Happier Than Ever           251.5     4
255         78           SIGRID  Burning Bridges 249.8     5
new       79           GLASS ANIMALS               I Don't Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)               247.4     8
139         80           LORD HURON    Mine Forever     246.8     5
new       81           THE STEREOPHONICS     Hanging On Your Hinges                246.1     6
21           82           ATLAS GENIUS   Elegant Strangers             244.7     6
new       83           BLOXX   Pop Culture Radio            244.1     4
new       84           ALT-J     U&Me  240.5     9
354         85           KANYE WEST f/ LIL BABY & THE WEEKND               Hurricane            236.9     4
463         86           MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA           Telepath              235.2     5
92           87           YOLA     Starlight               231.6     4
194         88           THE BLUE STONES            One By One        227.8     4
173         89           HALESTORM       Back From The Dead       225.9     5
80           90           RUFUS DU SOL   Alive      225         4
199         91           SLEIGH BELLS      Locust Laced      222.2     4
261         92           SPELLLING           Boys At School   222         4
new       93           MACHINE GUN KELLY     Papercuts            216.6     5
146         94           HIPPO CAMPUS Bad Dream Baby               215.9     5
475         95           YVES TUMOR     Jackie    214         3
198         96           MANESKIN         Beggin' 213.8     4
130         97           MARINA              Venus Fly Trap   213.8     4
new       98           SAM FENDER      Get You Down   212.8     6
186         99           CAPITAL THEATRE            People  210.7     4
new       100         JUNGLE Truth     205.4     4
Oct 6
Pop Voters 100 and Compilation Sites 100 for September

I am continuing to evolve the process and some of that is dictated by the database program I've used for 25 years. Microsoft Works which stopped making updates over 10 years ago has become increasingly glitchy for me, and thus has slowed me down immensely. As I've mentioned before I have 2 jobs now, Ubering and Restaurant Brokering, which has limited my time as well. A new season of podcast episodes is in the works which certainly spreads me out even more.

There are 4 threads to making the BR250, Pop voters. Rock voters, Eclectic voters, and the Compilation charts from various sites. As I work on streamlining things I will try to get charts posted as they are done. Hope you stay along for the ride as things evolve.

Pop Voters 100

1              THE KID LAROI f/ JUSTION BIEBER             Stay
2              THE WEEKND     Take My Breath
3              LIL NAS X f/ JACK HARLOW           Industry Baby
4              ED SHEERAN       Bad Habits
5              BILLIE EILISH       Happier Than Ever
6              ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA              Cold Heart
7              DUA LIPA             Love Again
8              LORDE   Mood Ring
9              ED SHEERAN       Shivers
10           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Good 4 U
11           HALSEY I Am Not A Woman. I'm A God
12           TAI VERDES         A-O-K
13           LIL NAS X              That's What I Want
14           WALKER HAYES f/ KESHA              Fancy Like
15           COLDPLAY & BTS              My Universe
16           ABBA     Don't Shut Me Down
17           BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK & SILK SONIC   Skate
18           DOJA CAT f/ SZA               Kiss Me More
19           SHAWN MENDES & TAINY            Summer Of Love
20           LIL NAS X              Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
21           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Traitor
22           LIZZO f/ CARDI B               Rumors
23           BECKY HILL & DAVID GUETTA      Remember
24           DOJA CAT            Need To Know
25           CAMILA CABELLO             Don't Go Yet
26           SHOUSE               Love Tonight
27           JOEL CORRY vs JAX JONES f/ CHARLI XCX & SAWEETIE       Out Out
28           MANESKIN         Beggin'
29           BECKY HILL f/ TOPIC        My Heart Goes (La Di Da)
30           ABBA     I Still Have Faith In You
31           KANE BROWN f/ BLACKBEAR       Memory
32           SIGRID  Burning Bridges
33           GLASS ANIMALS f/ IANN DIOR    Heat Waves
34           CHARLI XCX        Good Ones
35           DOJA CAT & THE WEEKEND          You Right
36           CHVRCHES          Good Girls
37           JONAS BROTHERS            Who's In Your Head
38           KACEY MUSGRAVES        Justified
39           SIGALA & RITA ORA         You For Me
40           GLASS ANIMALS               I Don't Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)
41           LORDE   Solar Power
42           IMAGINE DRAGONS        Wrecked
43           MARSHMELLO f/ JONAS BROTHERS          Leave Before You Love Me
44           TINASHE              Bouncin
45           SAM FENDER      Seventeen Going Under
46           ANNE-MARIE & LITTLE MIX          Kiss My (Uh On)
47           MARINA              Venus Fly Trap
48           CLEAN BANDIT & TOPIC f/ WES NELSON Drive
49           LITTLE MIX          Love (Sweet Love)
50           ED SHEERAN       Visiting Hours
51           SHAKIRA              Don't Wait Up
52           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Deja Vu
53           WALK THE MOON            Can You Handle My Love?
54           MIMI WEBB        Good Without
55           KIM PETRAS        Future Starts Now
56           JASON ALDEAN & CARRIE UNDERWOOD If I Didn't Love You
57           RAYE      Call On Me
58           ELLE KING & MIRANDA LAMBERT              Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)
59           JUNGLE Truth
60           ALESSO & MARSHMELLO f/ JAMES BAY   Chasing Stars
61           GALANTIS f/ DAVID GUETTA & LITTLE MIX             Heartbreak Anthem
62           WIZKID f/ TEMS Essence
63           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Brutal
64           GRIFF    One Night
65           TONES AND I      Cloudy Day
66           SAM FENDER      Get You Down
67           BEABADOOBEE Cologne
68           MAISIE PETERS  Psycho
69           DOJA CAT            Woman
70           TOM GRENNEN Don't Break The Heart
71           THE WEEKND f/ ARIANA GRANDE             Save Your Tears
72           FARRUKO            Pepas
73           MANESKIN         I Wanna Be Your Slave
74           JESSIE WARE       Please
75           TWENTY ONE PILOTS      Saturday.
76           MANIC STREET PREACHERS          The Secret He Had Missed
77           KACEY MUSGRAVES        Star-Crossed
78           JAMES BLAKE     Say What You Will
79           BILLY IDOL           Bitter Taste
80           PURPLE DISCO MACHINE              Playbox
81           STEPS    The Slightest Touch
82           DERMOT KENNEDY          Better Days
83           SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA f/ TY DOLLA $IGN & 070 SHAKE Lifetime
84           DIANA ROSS       If The World Just Danced
85           ALESSIA CARA    Sweet Dream
86           MABEL  Let Them Know
87           POP SMOKE f/ DUA LIPA               Demeanor
88           CHLOE   Have Mercy
89           CHVRCHES f/ ROBERT SMITH       How Not To Drown
90           LISA       Lalisa
91           STING   If It's Love
92           BASTILLE              Distorted Light Beam
93           TIESTO f KAROL G             Don't Be Shy
94           RAG 'N' BONE MAN & NOTHING BUT THIEVES     Alone
95           TROYE SIVAN     Angel Baby
96           PURPLE DISCO MACHINE              Dopamine
97           BIG RED MACHINE f/ TAYLOR SWIFT        Renegade
98           DAN & SHAY       Steal My Love
99           KANYE WEST f/ LIL BABY & THE WEEKND               Hurricane
100         JESSIE WARE       Hot N Heavy
 

Compilation Sites 100

1              THE WEEKND     Take My Breath
2              ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA              Cold Heart
3              ED SHEERAN       Bad Habits
4              THE KID LAROI f/ JUSTION BIEBER             Stay
5              ABBA     Don't Shut Me Down
6              BILLIE EILISH       Happier Than Ever
7              BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK & SILK SONIC   Skate
8              HALSEY I Am Not A Woman. I'm A God
9              LIL NAS X f/ JACK HARLOW           Industry Baby
10           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Good 4 U
11           ABBA     I Still Have Faith In You
12           CAMILA CABELLO             Don't Go Yet
13           ED SHEERAN       Shivers
14           LIZZO f/ CARDI B               Rumors
15           JOEL CORRY vs JAX JONES f/ CHARLI XCX & SAWEETIE       Out Out
16           DUA LIPA             Love Again
17           CHARLI XCX        Good Ones
18           BECKY HILL & DAVID GUETTA      Remember
19           IMAGINE DRAGONS        Wrecked
20           LIL NAS X              That's What I Want
21           GALANTIS f/ DAVID GUETTA & LITTLE MIX             Heartbreak Anthem
22           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Traitor
23           SAM FENDER      Seventeen Going Under
24           WALKER HAYES f/ KESHA              Fancy Like
25           CHVRCHES          Good Girls
26           LORDE   Mood Ring
27           LITTLE MIX          Love (Sweet Love)
28           ANNE-MARIE & LITTLE MIX          Kiss My (Uh On)
29           DOJA CAT & THE WEEKEND          You Right
30           MAISIE PETERS  Psycho
31           SHAWN MENDES & TAINY            Summer Of Love
32           MARSHMELLO f/ JONAS BROTHERS          Leave Before You Love Me
33           THE WAR ON DRUGS      I Don't Live Here Anymore
34           STEPS    Take Me For A Ride
35           KACEY MUSGRAVES        Justified
36           JASON ALDEAN & CARRIE UNDERWOOD If I Didn't Love You
37           DOJA CAT            Need To Know
38           MABEL  Let Them Know
39           BILLIE EILISH       NDA
40           NORMANI f/ CARDI B      Wild Side
41           DOJA CAT f/ SZA               Kiss Me More
42           CHVRCHES f/ ROBERT SMITH       How Not To Drown
43           MANESKIN         I Wanna Be Your Slave
44           MANESKIN         Beggin'
45           COLDPLAY & BTS              My Universe
46           LORDE   Solar Power
47           BECKY HILL f/ TOPIC        My Heart Goes (La Di Da)
48           CHLOE   Have Mercy
49           PLACEBO             Beautiful James
50           RAIN RADIO f/ DJ CRAIG GORMAN           Talk About
51           RINA SAWAYAMA            Enter Sandman
52           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Brutal
53           SHOUSE               Love Tonight
54           THE WAR ON DRUGS      Living Proof
55           ALL TIME LOW f/PALE WAVES     PMA
56           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Deja Vu
57           MADISON BEER Selfish
58           STEPS    The Slightest Touch
59           REGARD f/ TROYE SIVAN & TATE MCRAE You
60           OLIVIA VEDDER My Father's Daughter
61           JESSIE WARE       Hot N Heavy
62           WET LEG              Chaise Longue
63           JERRY CANTRELL               Atone
64           SIGRID  Burning Bridges
65           SHAKIRA              Don't Wait Up
66           CALVIN HARRIS f/ TOM GRENNAN            By Your Side
67           MAGDALENA BAY            Chaeri
68           MADISON BEER Reckless
69           GARBAGE            The Creeps
70           JESSIE WARE       Please
71           YUNGBLUD         Fleabag
72           SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR f/ THE FEELING     While You're Still Young
73           AGNES  24 Hours
74           STRAY KIDS         Thunderous
75           KIM PETRAS        Future Starts Now
76           JONASU               Black Magic
77           LISA       Lalisa
78           JERRY CANTRELL               Brighten
79           TIM MCGRAW   7500 OBO
80           BILLY IDOL           Bitter Taste
81           TAYLOR SWIFT   Wildest Dreams (Taylor's Version)
82           BASTILLE              Distorted Light Beam
83           JUNGLE Truth
84           GLASS ANIMALS f/ IANN DIOR    Heat Waves
85           MADDIE & TAE  Woman Got You
86           DAN & SHAY       Steal My Love
87           BILLIE EILISH       Oxytocin
88           TOMORROW x TOGETHER            Loser=Lover
89           MOON MUSEUM             Contraptions
90           SEA POWER        Two Fingers
91           WOLF ALICE        How Can I Make It Okay
92           GANG OF YOUTHS           The Angel of 8th Ave.
93           CASTLEBEAT       Into
94           BTS         Butter
95           JONAS BROTHERS            Who's In Your Head
96           DEBBIE GIBSON One Step Closer
97           DARKLY I Want To Be A Line
98           LIL NAS X              Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
99           THE KILLERS        Quiet Town
100         NATALIE IMBRUGLIA      On My Way
Sep 23
BR250 for August posted, focus may shift to less Pop, more Eclectic and Rock

Still not sure how I am moving forward  but I at least have this to share. Here's the Rock 250 for August

1              SAM FENDER      Seventeen Going Under
2              CHVRCHES f/ ROBERT SMITH       How Not To Drown
3              IMAGINE DRAGONS        Wrecked
4              LORDE   Solar Power
5              GANG OF YOUTHS           The Angel of 8th Ave.
6              DURAN DURAN Invisible
7              FOO FIGHTERS  Making A Fire
8              BLEACHERS         Stop Making This Hurt
9              JOHN MAYER     Last Train Home
10           MANESKIN         I Wanna Be Your Slave
11           BASTILLE              Distorted Light Beam
12           BILLIE EILISH       NDA
13           PALAYE ROYALE No Love in LA
14           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Brutal
15           JAPANESE BREAKFAST   Be Sweet
16           CHVRCHES          Good Girls
17           WALK THE MOON            Can You Handle My Love?
18           MARINA              Venus Fly Trap
19           BILLIE EILISH       Happier Than Ever
20           ST. VINCENT       Down
21           COLD WAR KIDS What You Say
22           WOLF ALICE        Smile
23           WILLOW f/ TRAVIS BARKER          Transparant Soul
24           VANCE JOY          Missing Piece
25           TWENTY ONE PILOTS      Saturday.
26           ALL TIME LOW f/PALE WAVES     PMA
27           INHALER              It Won't Always Be Like This
28           THE SHERLOCKS Falling
29           MODEST MOUSE              We Are Between
30           ATLAS GENIUS   Elegant Strangers
31           COLDPLAY           Higher Power
32           BRANDI CARLILE               Right On Time
33           HALSEY I Am Not A Woman. I'm A God
34           NOTHING BUT THIEVES  Futureproof
35           THE VACCINES  Back In Love City
36           JERRY CANTRELL               Atone
37           DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS       Witchoo
38           THE MARIAS      Hush
39           MANIC STREET PREACHERS          Orwellian
40           THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Stargazing
41           MILKY CHANCE  Colorado
42           YOLA     Starlight
43           WOLF ALICE        How Can I Make It Okay
44           HOLLY HUMBERSTONE  The Walls Are Way Too Thin
45           SHARON VAN ETTEN f/ ANGEL OLSEN      Like I Used To
46           THE KILLERS        Quiet Town
47           THE LINDA LINDAS           Oh!
48           WEEZER                I Need Some Of That
49           CANNONS           Bad Dream
50           NOTHING BUT THIEVES  If I Were You
51           THE WAR ON DRUGS      Living Proof
52           THE WEEKND     Take My Breath
53           BILLY IDOL           Bitter Taste
54           BEABADOOBEE Cologne
55           ROYAL BLOOD   Oblivion
56           MAMMOTH WVH            Don't Back Down
57           BIG RED MACHINE f/ TAYLOR SWIFT        Renegade
58           MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA           Bed Head
59           WET LEG              Chaise Longue
60           KACEY MUSGRAVES        Justified
61           POPPY  Her
62           GARBAGE            The Creeps
63           JACKSON BROWNE          My Cleveland Heart
64           PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING              People, Let's Dance
65           BANKS  The Devil
66           FUEL      Hard
67           KINGS OF LEON Echoing
68           DURAN DURAN More Joy
69           SAINT MOTEL     It's All Happening
70           IRON MAIDEN   The Writing On The Wall
71           LEON BRIDGES  Motorbike
72           AURORA              Cure For Me
73           PARQUET COURTS           Walking At A Downtown Pace
74           VOLBEAT             Wait A Minute My Girl
75           GREEN DAY         Pollyanna
76           RUFUS DU SOL   Alive
77           THE RECORD COMPANY How High
78           MANESKIN         Beggin'
79           JAKE BUGG         Lost
80           THE BAND CAMINO        1 Last Cigarette
81           HALESTORM       Back From The Dead
82           ARLO PARKS       Too Good
83           LUCY DACUS      Brando
84           ROYAL BLOOD   Typhoons
85           SAULT   London Gangs
86           CHEVELLE            Mars Simula
87           BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK & SILK SONIC   Skate
88           LITTLE SIMZ f/ CLEO SOL                Woman
89           OUR LADY PEACE             Stop Making Stupid People Famous
90           SELF ESTEEM      I Do This All The Time
91           MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA           Keel Timing
92           COURTNEY BARNETT      Rae Street
93           DAUGHTRY         Lioness
94           POPPY  Flux
95           GARBAGE            No Gods No Masters
96           EVANESCENCE  Better Without You
97           NIGHT RANGER Breakout
98           ALICE MERTON Vertigo
99           LONDON GRAMMAR      Lord It's A Feeling
100         SPANISH LOVE SONGS   Phantom Limb
101         MARINA              Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land
102         HARD FEELINGS Holding On Too Long
103         LORDE   Mood Ring
104         THRICE  Scavengers
105         NOTHING BUT THIEVES  Miracle, Baby
106         ROYAL BLOOD   Boilermaker
107         I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME          New Invention
108         DAYGLOW           Medicine
109         COLDPLAY           Coloratura
110         WE ARE SCIENTISTS         Contact High
111         TWENTY ONE PILOTS      Shy Away
112         RISE AGAINST    Nowhere Generation
113         THE WOMBATS Method To The Madness
114         CLAIRO Amoeba
115         JOURNEY             The Way We Used To Be
116         MANIC STREET PREACHERS          The Secret He Had Missed
117         AC/DC   Witch's Spell
118         CREEPER              America At Night
119         THE MAINE         Sticky
120         LIZ PHAIR             Spanish Doors
121         LIFEHOUSE          Cut & Run
122         KEANE  Dirt
123         NESSA BARRETT I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead
124         EASY LIFE             Skeletons
125         THE WOMBATS If You Ever Leave, I'm Coming With You
126         TUNE-YARDS      Hypnotized
127         MARTIN GARRIX f/ BONO & THE EDGE    We Are The People
128         MARINA              Purge The Poison
129         LUCY DACUS      Hot & Heavy
130         DREAMERS         Palm Reader
131         ANGELS & AIRWAVES     Losing My Mind
132         LONELADY           Former Things
133         GREAT GOOD FINE OK    So Far So Good
134         DAUGHTRY         Heavy Is The Crown
135         JESSIE WARE       Please
136         YOLA     Dancing Away In Teras
137         TONES AND I      Fly Away
138         NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS         Survivor
139         THRICE  Robot Soft Exorcism
140         KACEY MUSGRAVES        Star-Crossed
141         NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS Flying On The Ground
142         NOTHING BUT THIEVES  Your Blood
143         YVES TUMOR     Crushed Velvet
144         ANY GIVEN SIN  The Way I Say Goodbye
145         COHEED AND CAMBRIA Shoulders
146         TENNIS SYSTEM Dizzy
147         THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS            The Darkness That You Fear
148         ARKELLS               One Thing I Know
149         CAPITOL               Always Saying Nothing
150         ROYAL BLOOD   Million And One
151         CREEPER              One Of Us
152         NIGHT RANGER Bring It All Home To Me
153         THE SHERLOCKS City Lights
154         THE LATHUMS   How Beautiful Life Can Be
155         GHOST  Life Eternal
156         PACIFIC Spiral
157         DEAFHEAVEN    The Gnashing
158         MATTIEL              Those Words
159         LAURA MVULA  Got Me
160         SEETHER               Wasteland
161         MAMMOTH WVH            You're To Blame
162         MANESKIN         Zitti E Bouni
163         NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS We're On Our Way Now
164         JAMES BLAKE     Life Is Not The Same
165         MILEY CYRUS     Nothing Else Matters
166         MODEST MOUSE              Leave A Light On
167         SEB         Seaside Demo
168         CREEPER              Midnight
169         YOLA     Diamond Studded Shoes
170         COUNTING CROWS         Elevator Boots
171         ALL TIME LOW   Once In A Lifetime
172         THE KILLERS f/ BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN       Dustland
173         VHS COLLECTION             The Dark
174         ALANIS MORISETTE         Rest
175         THE JOY FORMIDABLE    Sevier
176         HOT MILK            I Think I Hate Myself
177         RETRO VIDEO CLUB         Disaster
178         BILLIE EILISH       Oxytocin
179         GARBAGE            Wolves
180         ST. VINCENT       The Melting Of The Sun
181         MO        Live To Survive
182         TAI VERDES         A-O-K
183         JOYWAVE            Every Window Is A Mirror
184         CHVRCHES          He Said She Said
185         CUFFED UP         Canaries
186         PENDULUM        Come Alive
187         THE LICKERISH QUARTET               Do You Feel Better
188         THE VACCINES  Alone Star
189         TOM ODELL        Lose You Again
190         THE RASMUS     Bones
191         KIM PETRAS        Future Starts Now
192         GORIJA Amazonia
193         RED RUM CLUB Nightcalling
194         INHALER              Who's Your Money On
195         WOLF ALICE        The Last Man On Earth
196         THE PRETTY RECKLESS    Only Love Can Save Me Now
197         LIZZO f/ CARDI B               Rumors
198         BULLOCK HEARTS             See You Later
199         AMYTHYST KLAH              Black Myself
200         BACHELOR          Stay In The Car
201         GRABBITZ            Pigs In The Sky
202         ROBERT PLANT & ALISON KRAUSS            Can't Let Go
203         SQUID   Pamphlets
204         MEET ME @ THE ALTAR Feel A Thing
205         PAUL MCCARTNEY f/ BECK           Find My Way
206         THE BLUE STONES            One By One
207         SEA GIRLS            Sick
208         HALSEY You Asked For This
209         PANDAS & PEOPLE           Bad Honey
210         SLEIGH BELLS      Locust Laced
211         MELISSA ETHERIDGE       One Way Out
212         WORLD'S FIRST CINEMA Supernatural
213         MOON FEVER    Single All Summer
214         BOXTELES            You Can't Fall In Love For The Sake Of It
215         THE HAUNTED YOUTH    Coming Home
216         SAVE THE WORLD            Miss Muse
217         THE BEACHES     Blow Up
218         THE HUNNA       Bad Place
219         BEARTOOTH       The Past Is Dead
220         LAURA MVULA  Remedy
221         LORD HURON    Mine Forever
222         BOWLING FOR SOUP      Getting Old Sucks (But Everybody's Doing It)
223         WU-LU Times
224         DECLAN MCKENNA         My House
225         SAM FENDER      Howdon Aldi Death Queue
226         LIL NAS X f/ JACK HARLOW           Industry Baby
227         MICHIGANDER  Better
228         10 YEARS             The Unknown
229         THE KNOCKS f/ FOSTER THE PEOPLE         All About You
230         BEABADOOBEE Last Day On Earth
231         HEALTH f/ NINE INCH NAILS         Isn't Everyone?
232         CAPITAL THEATRE            People
233         ARLO PARKS       Hope
234         THE NIGHT GAME & ELLE KING  Companion
235         HIPPO CAMPUS Bad Dream Baby
236         BILLY BRAGG     Ten Mysterious Photos That Can't Be Explained
237         LORDE   Stoned At The Nail Salon
238         POP EVIL              Survivor
239         DAYTIME TV       Zombie
240         BIFFY CLYRO       Space
241         JXDN f/ MACHINE GUN KELLY     Wanna Be
242         THE ORION EXPERIENCE All Dolled Up
243         LAURIE WRIGHT                After The End Of The World
244         FOZZY   Sane
245         LITTLE SIMZ        Introvert
246         THE LOTTERY WINNERS Times Are Changing
247         DEAFHEAVEN    Great Mass of Color
248         THE KNOCKS f/ STUDIO KILLERS Bedroom Eyes
249         FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH         Darkness Settles In
250         BADFLOWER      Family
Sep 15
Beyond Radio Update

Hello friends. Yes it has been a month since I last posted anything, life has been getting in the way. I turned 60 in July and it has been a full summer of events. Just got back from an almost two week road trip. Before that my laptop had started acting up, slowing me down the process of this work. I thought an upgrade to the program i use could help and it actually created a loss of some files. Such can be the downside of technology. In the past this would have caused me great stress. this time I just released it.

In addition I have been working a new commission job, working with a friend who is a restaurant broker ,through most of the year which could be great as time moves on but it is a slow ramp up with COVID hesitancy on so many levels. Last month I decided to start driving Uber again which has been really great so far, I actually kind of missed it.

With all of this I have been re-assessing how I move forward with Beyond Radio. The podcast will certainly still be a focal point and most likely the writing I've been doing in relation to my old personal charts. The current music charts are the area that may change whether it be scaling back overall or giving the smaller personal chart groups more of a presence. After 25 plus years of processing charts to the degree I had been it may be time to ease up on that. Another thought is a rolling chart scenario, giving updates as they are processed, kind of like the Mediabase airplay charts.

It would be great to get some feedback from the audience on what aspects of the site are most important to you. Feedback has never really been a thing that I have gotten a lot of over the years. Not that I have necessarily needed that. I do this as much for myself as for others. The milestone of 60 is relaxing in a kind of way and this summer I've had much time to enjoy, friends, family, gardening, exercise, and of course music. I trust the right mix will fall into place for me and I hope you all will continue to follow the journey.

With that said, here a few of my favorite tunes at the moment.

Tim

Aug 20
Monthly Genre Charts posted

All the monthly genre charts are posted on their individual pages. The file upload function is still not working properly. I moved the BR250 to it's page as well. Here are the top 50's for each of the July Hybrid charts.

Heritage Artists July 2021
2              1              DURAN DURAN Invisible
1              2              COLDPLAY           Higher Power
8              3              JOHN MAYER     Last Train Home
3              4              PINK      All I Know So Far
23           5              DIANA ROSS       Thank You
15           6              FOO FIGHTERS  Making A Fire
40           7              NATALIE IMBRUGLIA      Build It Better
27           8              KYLIE MINOGUE               Marry The Night
new       9              WILL YOUNG      Daniel
12           10           MODEST MOUSE              We Are Between
6              11           GARBAGE            No Gods No Masters
13           12           MANIC STREET PREACHERS          Orwellian
14           13           MARTIN GARRIX f/ BONO & THE EDGE    We Are The People
16           14           GARBAGE            Wolves
5              15           MAJESTIC f/ BONEY M    Rasputin
4              16           RINA SAWAYAMA f/ ELTON JOHN             Chosen Family
9              17           TEXAS   Mr. Haze
18           18           GREEN DAY         Pollyanna
43           19           THE KILLERS f/ BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN       Dustland
28           20           KENNYHOOPLA f/ TRAVIS BARKER            Hollywood Sucks
26           21           WEEZER                I Need Some Of That
144         22           JOURNEY             The Way We Used To Be
21           23           JACK SAVORETTI f/ NILE RODGERS            Who's Hurting Who
24           24           KYLIE MINOGUE               Dance Floor Darling
37           25           STEPS & MICHELLE VISAGE          Heartbreak In This City
74           26           JACKSON BROWNE          My Cleveland Heart
10           27           THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS            The Darkness That You Fear
29           28           LIZ PHAIR             Spanish Doors
25           29           BOWLING FOR SOUP      Getting Old Sucks (But Everybody's Doing It)
119         30           AC/DC   Witch's Spell
332         31           BRANTLEY GILBERT f/ TOBY KEITH & HARDY         The Worst Country Song Of All Time
245         32           GARBAGE            The Creeps
7              33           ELTON JOHN f/ YEARS & YEARS  It's A Sin
45           34           CHEVELLE            Mars Simula
33           35           RISE AGAINST    Nowhere Generation
38           36           LIFEHOUSE          Cut & Run
57           37           EAGLE EYE CHERRY          I Like It
32           38           COUNTING CROWS         Elevator Boots
20           39           KEITH URBAN f/ BRELAND & NILE RODGERS         Out The Cage
new       40           FUEL      Hard
30           41           SLEATER KINNEY               Worry With You
193         42           DUBSTAR             I Can See You Outside
157         43           SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS         Run Baby Run
19           44           NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS We're On Our Way Now
new       45           OUR LADY PEACE             Stop Making Stupid People Famous
39           46           CHER     Walls
83           47           JAM & LEWIS f/ MARIAH CAREY Somewhat Loved (There You Go Breakin' My Heart)
new       48           IRON MAIDEN   The Writing On The Wall
35           49           HEALTH f/ NINE INCH NAILS         Isn't Everyone?
56           50           SAVE THE WORLD            Miss Muse
Heritage Voters July 20211           1              COLDPLAY           Higher Power
3              2              DURAN DURAN Invisible
7              3              JOHN MAYER     Last Train Home
2              4              PINK      All I Know So Far
11           5              FOO FIGHTERS  Making A Fire
85           6              ED SHEERAN       Bad Habits
5              7              JESSIE WARE       Please
21           8              LORDE   Solar Power
31           9              DIANA ROSS       Thank You
10           10           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Good 4 U
4              11           BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK & SILK SONIC   Leave The Door Open
72           12           NATALIE IMBRUGLIA      Build It Better
40           13           KYLIE MINOGUE               Marry The Night
13           14           MODEST MOUSE              We Are Between
24           15           JESSIE WARE       Hot N Heavy
42           16           MARSHMELLO f/ JONAS BROTHERS          Leave Before You Love Me
23           17           MARTIN GARRIX f/ BONO & THE EDGE    We Are The People
14           18           MANIC STREET PREACHERS          Orwellian
178         19           JOURNEY             The Way We Used To Be
new       20           IMAGINE DRAGONS        Wrecked
35           21           LAURA MVULA  Got Me
22           22           ELLE KING & MIRANDA LAMBERT              Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)
15           23           WILL YOUNG      Daniel
16           24           MANESKIN         Zitti E Bouni
8              25           TEXAS   Mr. Haze
12           26           YEARS & YEARS Starstruck
new       27           BIG RED MACHINE f/ TAYLOR SWIFT        Renegade
48           28           DOJA CAT f/ SZA               Kiss Me More
new       29           SAM FENDER      Seventeen Going Under
38           30           BLEACHERS         Stop Making This Hurt
6              31           RINA SAWAYAMA f/ ELTON JOHN             Chosen Family
17           32           GARBAGE            No Gods No Masters
25           33           GREEN DAY         Pollyanna
82           34           THE KILLERS f/ BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN       Dustland
64           35           SHARON VAN ETTEN f/ ANGEL OLSEN      Like I Used To
163         36           BASTILLE              Distorted Light Beam
27           37           JACK SAVORETTI f/ NILE RODGERS            Who's Hurting Who
39           38           GARBAGE            Wolves
62           39           STEPS & MICHELLE VISAGE          Heartbreak In This City
29           40           ALICE MERTON Vertigo
new       41           GANG OF YOUTHS           The Angel of 8th Ave.
33           42           KYLIE MINOGUE               Dance Floor Darling
151         43           JACKSON BROWNE          My Cleveland Heart
36           44           THE BLACK KEYS                Crawling Kingsnake
106         45           MAJID JORDAN Waves Of Blue
32           46           THE WEEKND f/ ARIANA GRANDE             Save Your Tears
45           47           JAKE BUGG         Lost
52           48           LIZ PHAIR             Spanish Doors
30           49           JAPANESE BREAKFAST   Be Sweet
53           50           WEEZER                I Need Some Of That
Heartland July 2021
1              1              COLDPLAY           Higher Power
4              2              LORDE   Solar Power
3              3              DURAN DURAN Invisible
2              4              ELLE KING & MIRANDA LAMBERT              Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)
10           5              JOHN MAYER     Last Train Home
6              6              MARTIN GARRIX f/ BONO & THE EDGE    We Are The People
16           7              FOO FIGHTERS  Making A Fire
new       8              SAM FENDER      Seventeen Going Under
new       9              IMAGINE DRAGONS        Wrecked
5              10           KELSEA BALLERINI f/ KENNY CHESNEY      Half Of My Hometown
15           11           BLEACHERS         Stop Making This Hurt
40           12           SHARON VAN ETTEN f/ ANGEL OLSEN      Like I Used To
106         13           BASTILLE              Distorted Light Beam
44           14           NEEDTOBREATHE f/ CARRIE UNDERWOOD           I Wanna Remember
22           15           CAITLYN SMITH f/ OLD DOMINION           I Can't
32           16           THOMAS RHETT Country Again
17           17           MADDIE & TAE  Woman Got You
12           18           MANIC STREET PREACHERS          Orwellian
23           19           MARK KNIGHT & BEVERLEY KNIGHT f/ THE LONDON COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR              Everything's Gonna Be Alright
42           20           BROTHERS OSBORNE      I'm Not For Everyone
37           21           MERCYME           Whiplash
11           22           JAPANESE BREAKFAST   Be Sweet
28           23           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Good 4 U
51           24           LONDON GRAMMAR      Lord It's A Feeling
70           25           WE THE KINGDOM          Child Of Love
new       26           GANG OF YOUTHS           The Angel of 8th Ave.
29           27           MODEST MOUSE              We Are Between
19           28           JAKE BUGG         Lost
20           29           YOLA     Diamond Studded Shoes
41           30           LAUREN ALAINA f/ JON PARDI    Getting Over Him
21           31           ALICE MERTON Vertigo
25           32           THE BLACK KEYS                Crawling Kingsnake
167         33           TENILLE ARTS     Back Then, Right Now
302         34           ED SHEERAN       Bad Habits
238         35           TAYLOR SWIFT   Mr. Perfectly Fine (Taylor's version)
54           36           STEPHEN STANLEY           Oasis
34           37           BRETT YOUNG   Not Yet
75           38           CHRIS STAPLETON           You Should Probably Leave
7              39           MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA           Bed Head
56           40           MERCYME           On Our Way
77           41           ST. VINCENT       Down
new       42           BIG RED MACHINE f/ TAYLOR SWIFT        Renegade
13           43           RYAN HURD & MAREN MORRIS  Chasing After You
27           44           MAT KEARNEY   Can't Look Back
8              45           LINCOLN BREWSTER        Move
58           46           VANCE JOY          Missing Piece
24           47           CHRIS YOUNG f/ KANE BROWN  Famous Friends
69           48           LADY A  Like A Lady
18           49           WOLF ALICE        The Last Man On Earth
134         50           OLD DOMINION I Was On A Boat That Day
Rhythmic July 2021
1              1              OLIVIA RODRIGO              Good 4 U
13           2              DUA LIPA             Love Again
46           3              ED SHEERAN       Bad Habits
2              4              GALANTIS f/ DAVID GUETTA & LITTLE MIX             Heartbreak Anthem
11           5              CALVIN HARRIS f/ TOM GRENNAN            By Your Side
5              6              DOJA CAT f/ SZA               Kiss Me More
6              7              REGARD f/ TROYE SIVAN & TATE MCRAE You
33           8              BECKY HILL & DAVID GUETTA      Remember
14           9              JESSIE WARE       Hot N Heavy
3              10           BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK & SILK SONIC   Leave The Door Open
4              11           YEARS & YEARS Starstruck
42           12           MABEL  Let Them Know
7              13           THE WEEKND f/ ARIANA GRANDE             Save Your Tears
32           14           MARSHMELLO f/ JONAS BROTHERS          Leave Before You Love Me
12           15           LIL NAS X              Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
10           16           COLDPLAY           Higher Power
8              17           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Deja Vu
307         18           DOJA CAT & THE WEEKEND          You Right
new       19           THE KID LAROI f/ JUSTION BIEBER             Stay
51           20           KYLIE MINOGUE               Marry The Night
47           21           AVA MAX            Everytime I Cry
36           22           AGNES  24 Hours
25           23           SIGRID  Mirror
23           24           JESSIE WARE       Please
19           25           BTS         Butter
64           26           JESSIE J I Want Love
22           27           PINK      All I Know So Far
17           28           DUA LIPA             Levitating
15           29           JUSTIN BIEBER f/ DANIEL CAESAR & GIVEON        Peaches
new       30           BILLIE EILISH       NDA
87           31           RAYE      Call On Me
38           32           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Brutal
9              33           BILLIE EILISH       Your Power
31           34           MARTIN GARRIX f/ BONO & THE EDGE    We Are The People
new       35           ELLE KING & MIRANDA LAMBERT              Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)
18           36           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Driver's License
29           37           ANNE-MARIE & NIALL HORAN    Our Song
68           38           LORDE   Solar Power
16           39           MAJESTIC f/ BONEY M    Rasputin
21           40           GO_A    Shum
39           41           ARIANA GRANDE             POV
73           42           MAJID JORDAN Waves Of Blue
71           43           CHVRCHES f/ ROBERT SMITH       How Not To Drown
116         44           PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING              People, Let's Dance
59           45           PENDULUM        Come Alive
80           46           TWICE   Alcohol-Free
66           47           KALI UCHIS          Telepatia
new       48           MANESKIN         Beggin'
26           49           KATY PERRY        Electric
101         50           MEGAN THEE STALLION Thot S**t
Eclectic July 2021
1              1              DURAN DURAN Invisible
64           2              ED SHEERAN       Bad Habits
26           3              CHVRCHES f/ ROBERT SMITH       How Not To Drown
13           4              LORDE   Solar Power
28           5              DUA LIPA             Love Again
2              6              COLDPLAY           Higher Power
5              7              OLIVIA RODRIGO              Good 4 U
4              8              JESSIE WARE       Please
new       9              IMAGINE DRAGONS        Wrecked
new       10           SAM FENDER      Seventeen Going Under
3              11           GALANTIS f/ DAVID GUETTA & LITTLE MIX             Heartbreak Anthem
34           12           LAURA MVULA  Got Me
86           13           NATALIE IMBRUGLIA      Build It Better
266         14           MANESKIN         I Wanna Be Your Slave
8              15           CALVIN HARRIS f/ TOM GRENNAN            By Your Side
48           16           MARINA              Venus Fly Trap
10           17           MARSHMELLO f/ JONAS BROTHERS          Leave Before You Love Me
23           18           SIGRID  Mirror
54           19           AGNES  24 Hours
19           20           JOHN MAYER     Last Train Home
6              21           REGARD f/ TROYE SIVAN & TATE MCRAE You
21           22           JAPANESE BREAKFAST   Be Sweet
20           23           JESSIE WARE       Hot N Heavy
100         24           BASTILLE              Distorted Light Beam
7              25           PINK      All I Know So Far
15           26           MANIC STREET PREACHERS          Orwellian
47           27           ELLE KING & MIRANDA LAMBERT              Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)
57           28           KYLIE MINOGUE               Marry The Night
17           29           MARTIN GARRIX f/ BONO & THE EDGE    We Are The People
new       30           BILLIE EILISH       NDA
46           31           DIANA ROSS       Thank You
9              32           KATY PERRY        Electric
new       33           WALK THE MOON            Can You Handle My Love?
11           34           BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK & SILK SONIC   Leave The Door Open
262         35           JOURNEY             The Way We Used To Be
14           36           ONEREPUBLIC   Run
171         37           MABEL  Let Them Know
63           38           FOO FIGHTERS  Making A Fire
83           39           AVA MAX            Everytime I Cry
65           40           JACK SAVORETTI f/ NILE RODGERS            Who's Hurting Who
37           41           THE VACCINES  Headphones Baby
39           42           KELSEA BALLERINI f/ KENNY CHESNEY      Half Of My Hometown
165         43           SHARON VAN ETTEN f/ ANGEL OLSEN      Like I Used To
104         44           VANCE JOY          Missing Piece
192         45           INHALER              It Won't Always Be Like This
24           46           MANESKIN         Zitti E Bouni
383         47           BEABADOOBEE Cologne
32           48           WOLF ALICE        Smile
16           49           JAKE BUGG         Lost
204         50           LONDON GRAMMAR      Lord It's A Feeling
All Rock July 2021
3              1              LORDE   Solar Power
1              2              COLDPLAY           Higher Power
12           3              CHVRCHES f/ ROBERT SMITH       How Not To Drown
2              4              MANESKIN         Zitti E Bouni
new       5              IMAGINE DRAGONS        Wrecked
14           6              FOO FIGHTERS  Making A Fire
41           7              BASTILLE              Distorted Light Beam
50           8              MANESKIN         I Wanna Be Your Slave
16           9              DURAN DURAN Invisible
5              10           JAPANESE BREAKFAST   Be Sweet
210         11           GANG OF YOUTHS           The Angel of 8th Ave.
8              12           JAKE BUGG         Lost
13           13           BLEACHERS         Stop Making This Hurt
20           14           WILLOW f/ TRAVIS BARKER          Transparant Soul
new       15           SAM FENDER      Seventeen Going Under
22           16           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Brutal
40           17           MARINA              Venus Fly Trap
10           18           WOLF ALICE        Smile
4              19           BILLIE EILISH       Your Power
42           20           NOTHING BUT THIEVES  Futureproof
28           21           VANCE JOY          Missing Piece
21           22           MODEST MOUSE              We Are Between
38           23           JOHN MAYER     Last Train Home
18           24           ALICE MERTON Vertigo
11           25           WOLF ALICE        The Last Man On Earth
new       26           BILLIE EILISH       NDA
6              27           TWENTY ONE PILOTS      Shy Away
7              28           MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA           Bed Head
25           29           THE BLACK KEYS                Crawling Kingsnake
49           30           ROYAL BLOOD   Oblivion
44           31           LONDON GRAMMAR      Lord It's A Feeling
206         32           BEABADOOBEE Cologne
91           33           HOLLY HUMBERSTONE  The Walls Are Way Too Thin
15           34           ROYAL BLOOD   Typhoons
48           35           ST. VINCENT       Down
57           36           SHARON VAN ETTEN f/ ANGEL OLSEN      Like I Used To
17           37           GARBAGE            No Gods No Masters
new       38           WALK THE MOON            Can You Handle My Love?
9              39           IMAGINE DRAGONS        Follow You
33           40           GARBAGE            Wolves
67           41           COLD WAR KIDS What You Say
39           42           WOLF ALICE        How Can I Make It Okay
58           43           SELF ESTEEM      I Do This All The Time
new       44           MANESKIN         Beggin'
31           45           MARINA              Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land
83           46           TWENTY ONE PILOTS      Saturday.
45           47           KINGS OF LEON Echoing
30           48           GREEN DAY         Pollyanna
34           49           MANIC STREET PREACHERS          Orwellian
46           50           WEEZER                I Need Some Of That
All Adult July 2021
1              1              COLDPLAY           Higher Power
37           2              ED SHEERAN       Bad Habits
3              3              OLIVIA RODRIGO              Good 4 U
6              4              DURAN DURAN Invisible
9              5              JOHN MAYER     Last Train Home
2              6              BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK & SILK SONIC   Leave The Door Open
12           7              MARSHMELLO f/ JONAS BROTHERS          Leave Before You Love Me
4              8              PINK      All I Know So Far
5              9              JESSIE WARE       Please
8              10           ELLE KING & MIRANDA LAMBERT              Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)
13           11           DOJA CAT f/ SZA               Kiss Me More
18           12           JESSIE WARE       Hot N Heavy
7              13           YEARS & YEARS Starstruck
47           14           DUA LIPA             Love Again
new       15           BIG RED MACHINE f/ TAYLOR SWIFT        Renegade
32           16           ANNE-MARIE & NIALL HORAN    Our Song
46           17           DIANA ROSS       Thank You
40           18           LORDE   Solar Power
26           19           LAURA MVULA  Got Me
14           20           THE WEEKND f/ ARIANA GRANDE             Save Your Tears
85           21           NATALIE IMBRUGLIA      Build It Better
15           22           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Deja Vu
new       23           IMAGINE DRAGONS        Wrecked
11           24           KATY PERRY        Electric
57           25           KYLIE MINOGUE               Marry The Night
43           26           FOO FIGHTERS  Making A Fire
29           27           PALOMA FAITH Monster
21           28           BTS         Butter
10           29           TEXAS   Mr. Haze
68           30           MAJID JORDAN Waves Of Blue
new       31           MANESKIN         I Wanna Be Your Slave
20           32           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Driver's License
160         33           MILEY CYRUS     Nothing Else Matters
166         34           JOURNEY             The Way We Used To Be
25           35           DUA LIPA             Levitating
22           36           ONEREPUBLIC   Run
30           37           JACK SAVORETTI f/ NILE RODGERS            Who's Hurting Who
48           38           MARTIN GARRIX f/ BONO & THE EDGE    We Are The People
42           39           BEN PLATT          Imagine
new       40           BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK & SILK SONIC   Skate
45           41           TAYLOR SWIFT   Mr. Perfectly Fine (Taylor's version)
34           42           ALICE MERTON Vertigo
new       43           SAM FENDER      Seventeen Going Under
24           44           JUSTIN BIEBER f/ DANIEL CAESAR & GIVEON        Peaches
17           45           BILLIE EILISH       Your Power
new       46           WALK THE MOON            Can You Handle My Love?
49           47           LOLA LENNOX    Wherever You Go
76           48           STEPS & MICHELLE VISAGE          Heartbreak In This City
36           49           MANESKIN         Zitti E Bouni
new       50           MANESKIN         Beggin'
 
Aug 16
The BR250 for July 31 Finally, but with a Glitch

There is something wrong with the file import function so here is the July 31, 2021 BR250. I will be skipping the August 15 chart and the next one will be for August 31.

BR250, July 31, 2011

JL15        JL31        ARTIST  SONG    WEEKS  PEAK
1              1              OLIVIA RODRIGO              Good 4 U             11           1
7              2              ED SHEERAN       Bad Habits           6              2
4              3              LORDE   Solar Power        8              3
9              4              DUA LIPA             Love Again          70           4
2              5              CHVRCHES f/ ROBERT SMITH       How Not To Drown          9              2
8              6              DURAN DURAN Invisible               11           6
5              7              GALANTIS f/ DAVID GUETTA & LITTLE MIX             Heartbreak Anthem        11           3
3              8              COLDPLAY           Higher Power    13           2
6              9              JESSIE WARE       Please   14           3
10           10           CALVIN HARRIS f/ TOM GRENNAN            By Your Side       9              10
16           11           MARSHMELLO f/ JONAS BROTHERS          Leave Before You Love Me           11           11
21           12           MANESKIN         I Wanna Be Your Slave   10           12
13           13           DOJA CAT f/ SZA               Kiss Me More    17           6
14           14           REGARD f/ TROYE SIVAN & TATE MCRAE You        16           9
33           15           BECKY HILL & DAVID GUETTA      Remember         7              15
11           16           BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK & SILK SONIC   Leave The Door Open     22           1
25           17           JOHN MAYER     Last Train Home               9              17
17           18           JESSIE WARE       Hot N Heavy       9              17
12           19           MANESKIN         Zitti E Bouni        10           11
22           20           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Brutal    10           20
35           21           MABEL  Let Them Know 6              21
23           22           PINK      All I Know So Far               13           14
20           23           WILLOW f/ TRAVIS BARKER          Transparant Soul              14           20
24           24           YEARS & YEARS Starstruck            17           4
15           25           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Deja Vu 18           6
29           26           AVA MAX            Everytime I Cry  8              26
42           27           BASTILLE              Distorted Light Beam      6              27
19           28           THE WEEKND f/ ARIANA GRANDE             Save Your Tears 72           1
77           29           IMAGINE DRAGONS        Wrecked              5              29
32           30           MARINA              Venus Fly Trap   8              30
27           31           SIGRID  Mirror   10           27
18           32           ELLE KING & MIRANDA LAMBERT              Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)      22           16
30           33           ANNE-MARIE & NIALL HORAN    Our Song             11           30
388         34           THE KID LAROI f/ JUSTION BIEBER             Stay       3              34
54           35           DIANA ROSS       Thank You           6              35
34           36           BTS         Butter   11           28
44           37           FOO FIGHTERS  Making A Fire     26           37
28           38           LIL NAS X              Montero (Call Me By Your Name)             19           3
242         39           BILLIE EILISH       NDA       4              39
67           40           DOJA CAT & THE WEEKEND          You Right             6              40
280         41           SAM FENDER      Seventeen Going Under 4              41
36           42           KATY PERRY        Electric  11           17
39           43           BLEACHERS         Stop Making This Hurt    11           39
41           44           JAKE BUGG         Lost        12           33
26           45           BILLIE EILISH       Your Power        14           5
31           46           JAPANESE BREAKFAST   Be Sweet             22           19
63           47           NATALIE IMBRUGLIA      Build It Better    6              47
58           48           AGNES  24 Hours              11           48
127         49           BIG RED MACHINE f/ TAYLOR SWIFT        Renegade           4              49
40           50           WOLF ALICE        Smile     15           16
84           51           KYLIE MINOGUE               Marry The Night               8              51
47           52           SHARON VAN ETTEN f/ ANGEL OLSEN      Like I Used To    10           47
91           53           GANG OF YOUTHS           The Angel of 8th Ave.     6              53
76           54           LAURA MVULA  Got Me 11           54
37           55           GO_A    Shum    24           26
48           56           ARIANA GRANDE             POV       40           48
45           57           MODEST MOUSE              We Are Between             13           45
43           58           DUA LIPA             Levitating            70           2
60           59           SELF ESTEEM      I Do This All The Time     11           59
38           60           TWENTY ONE PILOTS      Shy Away             17           9
62           61           JESSIE J I Want Love        8              61
51           62           NOTHING BUT THIEVES  Futureproof       8              51
46           63           KELSEA BALLERINI f/ KENNY CHESNEY      Half Of My Hometown   21           46
111         64           MILEY CYRUS     Nothing Else Matters      6              64
117         65           MANESKIN         Beggin' 6              65
82           66           TWICE   Alcohol-Free      8              66
70           67           VANCE JOY          Missing Piece     10           67
61           68           MARINA              Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land           11           59
52           69           ALICE MERTON Vertigo 17           25
100         70           RAYE      Call On Me          8              70
115         71           TWENTY ONE PILOTS      Saturday.             10           71
53           72           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Driver's License 30           1
49           73           JUSTIN BIEBER f/ DANIEL CAESAR & GIVEON        Peaches               19           15
72           74           MAJID JORDAN Waves Of Blue   13           72
56           75           GARBAGE            No Gods No Masters      14           41
71           76           INHALER              It Won't Always Be Like This        8              71
85           77           HOLLY HUMBERSTONE  The Walls Are Way Too Thin        10           77
79           78           LONDON GRAMMAR      Lord It's A Feeling            16           78
73           79           MANIC STREET PREACHERS          Orwellian             11           63
57           80           MARTIN GARRIX f/ BONO & THE EDGE    We Are The People         11           57
new       81           ANNE-MARIE & LITTLE MIX          Kiss My (Uh On) 1              81
64           82           ONEREPUBLIC   Run        13           33
65           83           GARBAGE            Wolves 11           65
105         84           PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING              People, Let's Dance         8              84
55           85           WOLF ALICE        The Last Man On Earth   22           2
88           86           CANNONS           Bad Dream          21           86
135         87           POPPY  Her         5              87
94           88           VOLBEAT             Wait A Minute My Girl   9              88
133         89           PENDULUM        Come Alive         15           83
80           90           THOMAS RHETT Country Again    16           79
59           91           MAJESTIC f/ BONEY M    Rasputin              23           29
98           92           DOJA CAT            Need To Know   8              92
87           93           WOLF ALICE        How Can I Make It Okay 9              87
86           94           MEGAN THEE STALLION Thot S**t            7              86
152         95           ROYAL BLOOD   Oblivion               13           95
109         96           THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Stargazing           33           96
78           97           ROYAL BLOOD   Typhoons            28           4
50           98           CHVRCHES          He Said She Said               15           11
93           99           MO        Live To Survive  9              93
136         100         ST. VINCENT       Down    12           100
66           101         IMAGINE DRAGONS        Follow You          21           9
83           102         MADDIE & TAE  Woman Got You               18           74
75           103         MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA           Bed Head             24           3
120         104         KALI UCHIS          Telepatia             24           45
new       105         WALK THE MOON            Can You Handle My Love?            3              105
101         106         MIMI WEBB        Good Without   19           74
69           107         LITTLE SIMZ        Introvert              15           27
104         108         PALOMA FAITH Monster              12           104
96           109         YOLA     Diamond Studded Shoes              15           87
68           110         MARINA              Purge The Poison             15           26
106         111         COLD WAR KIDS What You Say    8              106
74           112         RINA SAWAYAMA f/ ELTON JOHN             Chosen Family   66           19
102         113         TYLER, THE CREATOR      Lumberjack        6              102
169         114         SIGALA & RITA ORA         You For Me         5              114
95           115         TEXAS   Mr. Haze              17           31
157         116         THE VACCINES  Back In Love City               5              116
89           117         MAMMOTH WVH            Don't Back Down              18           89
177         118         BEBE REXHA       Sacrifice               22           30
132         119         MAROON 5         Lost        8              119
97           120         GREEN DAY         Pollyanna            11           90
113         121         BROTHERS OSBORNE      I'm Not For Everyone     17           113
114         122         GRIFF    One Foot In Front Of The Other 9              114
149         123         THE KILLERS f/ BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN       Dustland              7              123
81           124         THE VACCINES  Headphones Baby           11           52
140         125         TINASHE              Pasadena            7              125
new       126         LIL NAS X f/ JACK HARLOW           Industry Baby    1              126
99           127         THE BLACK KEYS                Crawling Kingsnake         15           57
90           128         LITTLE MIX          Confetti               38           31
92           129         TAYLOR SWIFT   Mr. Perfectly Fine (Taylor's version)         17           56
146         130         BEABADOOBEE Cologne               6              130
130         131         KENNYHOOPLA f/ TRAVIS BARKER            Hollywood Sucks              12           130
155         132         TENILLE ARTS     Back Then, Right Now    9              132
186         133         CHRIS STAPLETON           You Should Probably Leave          35           133
116         134         NOIZU  Summer 91 (Looking Back)           19           114
195         135         WEEZER                I Need Some Of That       15           106
110         136         CAITLYN SMITH f/ OLD DOMINION           I Can't   73           110
199         137         KSI          Holiday 7              137
159         138         JOURNEY             The Way We Used To Be               6              138
131         139         LAUREN ALAINA f/ JON PARDI    Getting Over Him             28           131
122         140         JACK SAVORETTI f/ NILE RODGERS            Who's Hurting Who         13           105
118         141         THE BAND CAMINO        1 Last Cigarette 22           118
112         142         BEACH BUNNY  Cloud 9 22           67
128         143         BRETT YOUNG   Not Yet 15           128
171         144         KYLIE MINOGUE               Dance Floor Darling         39           75
268         145         STEPS & MICHELLE VISAGE          Heartbreak In This City   22           29
125         146         JOEL CORRY f/ RAYE & DAVID GUETTA    Bed        22           14
123         147         AFROJACK & DAVID GUETTA       Hero      13           97
211         148         JACKSON BROWNE          My Cleveland Heart        9              148
129         149         CREEPER              Midnight              9              126
142         150         PROSPA               Want Need Love              13           142
172         151         KINGS OF LEON Echoing 24           118
124         152         GRIFF    Black Hole           28           46
162         153         BEN PLATT          Imagine 15           118
179         154         TYLER, THE CREATOR      Wusyaname       5              154
317         155         CELESTE vs. MK Stop This Flame 83           14
new       156         CHVRCHES          Good Girls           1              156
154         157         SAINT MOTEL     It's All Happening             11           154
180         158         OLIVIA RODRIGO              Traitor   10           113
151         159         MK         Chemical              10           159
217         160         THE MARIAS      Hush      8              160
160         161         ATLAS GENIUS   Elegant Strangers             10           160
197         162         GORIJA Amazonia            16           162
107         163         MASKED WOLF  Astronaut in The Ocean 25           27
121         164         THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS            The Darkness That You Fear         15           37
new       165         RAIN RADIO f/ DJ CRAIG GORMAN           Talk About          2              165
231         166         OLD DOMINION I Was On A Boat That Day             10           166
190         167         LITTLE SIMZ f/ CLEO SOL                Woman 12           167
new       168         JONASU               Black Magic        2              168
new       169         CAMILA CABELLO             Don't Go Yet       1              169
170         170         BELLA PAORCH  Build A Bitch       10           170
137         171         RITON & NIGHTCRAWLERS          Friday    28           26
103         172         BILLIE EILISH       Lost Cause          8              103
1465       173         WILL YOUNG      Crying On The Bathroom Floor   3              173
145         174         RYAN HURD & MAREN MORRIS  Chasing After You            24           70
165         175         THE WOMBATS Method To The Madness              8              165
143         176         BEABADOOBEE Last Day On Earth             20           11
187         177         KELSEA BALLERINI f/ LANY            I Quit Drinking   7              177
141         178         LIZ PHAIR             Spanish Doors    15           132
185         179         MIRANDA LAMBERT       Settling Down    48           49
119         180         CHRIS YOUNG f/ KANE BROWN  Famous Friends 37           108
1016       181         AURORA              Cure For Me       3              181
138         182         ROYAL BLOOD   Boilermaker       16           24
new       183         NORMANI f/ CARDI B      Wild Side             2              183
148         184         BOWLING FOR SOUP      Getting Old Sucks (But Everybody's Doing It)        12           117
205         185         LOLA LENNOX    Wherever You Go            17           162
196         186         BANKS  The Devil             6              186
161         187         JOYWAVE            Every Window Is A Mirror             12           134
2359       188         PALAYE ROYALE No Love in LA     3              188
194         189         LADY A  Like A Lady          21           101
168         190         OMNIA Beautiful              11           157
364         191         CHRIS MALINCHAK          In My Eyes          6              191
284         192         AC/DC   Witch's Spell      37           192
158         193         LEON BRIDGES  Motorbike          11           158
1800       194         JAKE SHEARS      Do The Television            7              194
139         195         MAROON 5 f/ MEGAN THEE STALLION    Beautiful Mistakes           22           36
292         196         I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME          New Invention  43           196
218         197         JONAS BLUE       Hear Me Say       10           197
175         198         JESSIE WARE       Remember Where You Are          56           3
153         199         JACKSON WANG              LMLY (Leave me Loving You)       18           120
192         200         SPIRITBOX           Secret Garden   9              192
209         201         FILATOV & KARAS            TechNoNo          17           201
163         202         LIL NAS X              Sun Goes Down 11           114
new       203         BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK & SILK SONIC   Skate     1              203
574         204         THE SHERLOCKS Falling   4              204
213         205         DOJA CAT f/ ARIANA GRANDE    I Don't Do Drugs               4              205
244         206         DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS       Witchoo               11           206
468         207         JUSTIN WELLINGTON & SMALL JAM         Iko Iko (My Bestie)          7              207
374         208         BRANTLEY GILBERT f/ TOBY KEITH & HARDY         The Worst Country Song Of All Time        6              208
577         209         BTS         Permission To Dance      3              209
198         210         MIMI WEBB        Dumb Love         8              198
245         211         YEARS & YEARS The Edge Of Glory            6              211
189         212         DUSTIN LYNCH f/ LAUREN ALAINA            Thinking 'Bout You           68           189
658         213         DEAFHEAVEN    Great Mass of Color        4              213
144         214         LAINEY WILSON Things A Man Oughta Know        41           84
1113       215         SHANE CODD     Always On My Mind        3              215
278         216         GARBAGE            The Creeps         7              216
283         217         JUNGLE Keep Moving     19           31
108         218         ELTON JOHN f/ YEARS & YEARS  It's A Sin               11           39
380         219         LUCY DACUS      Brando 6              219
182         220         MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA           Keel Timing         19           68
202         221         CHEVELLE            Mars Simula       15           202
243         222         LUCY DACUS      Hot & Heavy       15           162
174         223         JORJA SMITH      Bussdown           11           174
184         224         VHS COLLECTION             The Dark              14           181
200         225         OLIVIA RODRIGO              Jealousy, Jealousy           11           189
134         226         NICK JONAS        This Is Heaven   22           13
178         227         RISE AGAINST    Nowhere Generation     20           30
173         228         JUNGLE Talk About It      9              173
193         229         GIRL IN RED        Serotonin            21           103
166         230         ALL TIME LOW   Once In A Lifetime           19           73
164         231         CHRIS MALINCHAK          Closer Every Day               9              164
new       232         TINASHE              Bouncin                2              232
351         233         BRAVE GIRLS      Chi Mat Ba Ram 7              233
214         234         CHAYCE BECKHAM          23           7              214
246         235         DAYGLOW           Medicine             10           235
191         236         GLASS ANIMALS               Space Ghost Coast To Coast         15           191
181         237         GLASS ANIMALS f/ IANN DIOR    Heat Waves        56           24
204         238         LIFEHOUSE          Cut & Run            17           151
167         239         PORTER ROBINSON         Look At The Sky 27           83
228         240         EAGLE EYE CHERRY          I Like It  11           228
222         241         THE MAINE         Sticky    20           222
206         242         GIVEON Heartbreak Anniversary 59           186
237         243         COUNTING CROWS         Elevator Boots   15           156
150         244         KEITH URBAN f/ BRELAND & NILE RODGERS         Out The Cage     46           104
208         245         MICHIGANDER  Better   19           208
new       246         FUEL      Hard      2              246
147         247         SLEATER KINNEY               Worry With You                11           147
462         248         SQUID   Pamphlets          13           248
250         249         LAURA MVULA  What Matters    6              249
176         250         LAKE STREET DIVE            Hypotheticals    24           87
Aug 9
Another Music Party in the Books

It was a great music party this year. The weather was perfect, sunny and low humidity. A fun time had by all. It was fantastic to see family and friends who I haven't seen in 2 years and we missed some regulars which we hope to see next time. With my 60th birthday and all the festivities over the last few weeks all things Beyond Radio have taken to the back burner. I'm sure I'll be up to speed by month's end (well another vacation week will happen at the beginning of September so don't hold me to it).

In the meantime here are the party top 100's for the 2019-20 season and the 202o-21 season. We did the party game on Friday for the year we missed and both games were won by our friend Cesar, who has won too many times to mention. The 2019-20 chart was filled with a good amount of songs that were featured in podcast episodes which made it even more fun for me.

 

2019-20 Top 100

1              DUA LIPA             Don't Start Now
2              FOR KING & COUNTRY f/ DOLLY PARTON               God Only Knows
3              LIZZO     Good As Hell
4              POST MALONE  Circles
5              THE GLORIOUS SONS     Pink Motel
6              THE WEEKND     Blinding Lights
7              SAM SMITH        How Do You Sleep?
8              ELTON JOHN      Curtains
9              OZZY OSBOURNE & ELTON JOHN               Ordinary Man
10           MORRISSEY        Bobby, Don't You Think They Know?
11           DUA LIPA             Physical
12           DOJA CAT            Say So
13           ED SHEERAN f/ CHRIS STAPLETON & BRUNO MARS           Blow
14           LIZZO     Cuz I Love You
15           TONES AND I      Dance Monkey
16           BILLIE EILISH       Everything I Wanted
17           LIZZO     Boys
18           THE BLACK KEYS                Shine A Little Light
19           KEANE  The Way I Feel
20           HARRY STYLES    Adore You
21           BILLIE EILISH       Bad Guy
22           THE WEEKND     After Hours
23           LADY GAGA        Stupid Love
24           INTERRUPTERS  Bad Guy
25           LAWRENCE         Homesick
26           MAREN MORRIS f/ HOZIER           The Bones
27           LADY ANTEBELLUM         What If I Never Get Over You
28           HANSON              Where's The Love (String Theory)
29           DUA LIPA             Future Nostalgia
30           KID BLOOM        Sugarcoat
31           SHAWN MENDES & CAMILA CABELLO     Senorita
32           WHITE REAPER  Might Be Right
33           JONAS BROTHERS            What A Man Gotta Do
34           MERCYME           Almost Home
35           COUNTING CROWS         Up All Night
36           FREYA RIDINGS Castles
37           5 SECONDS OF SUMMER              Wildflower
38           LEWIS CAPALDI Someone You Loved
39           KAISER CHIEFS   Record Collection
40           TAYLOR SWIFT   You Need To Calm Down
41           THE GLORIOUS SONS     Sawed Off Shotgun (S.O.S.)
42           ROOSEVELT        Illusions
43           TAME IMPALA   Borderline
44           TAME IMPALA   Lost In Yesterday
45           ADAM LAMBERT               Superpower
46           INGRID ANDRESS             More Hearts Than Mine
47           GROUPLOVE      Deleter
48           DIXIE CHICKS      Gaslighter
49           THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS       Falling Down The Stairs Of Your Smile
50           VOLBEAT             Die To Live
51           KATY PERRY        Never Really Over
52           MILEY CYRUS     Slide Away
53           THE HIGHWOMEN           Crowded Table
54           KID BLOOM        Does It Make Me Wrong?
55           MICHAEL KIWANUKA     You Ain't The Problem
56           THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS     React
57           NEON TREES       Used To Like
58           KYGO f/ WHITNEY HOUSTON      Higher Love
59           CELINE DION      Courage
60           POETS OF THE FALL         My Dark Disquiet
61           JONAS BROTHERS            Only Human
62           THE GLORIOUS SONS     Closer To The Sky
63           CARRIE UNDERWOOD    Drinking Alone
64           HARRY STYLES    Lights Up
65           JASON ALDEAN Champagne Town
66           THE ARKELLS      Years In The Making
67           NF          Time
68           SHINEDOWN      Attention Attention
69           JESSIE WARE       Spotlight
70           MICHAEL W. SMITH         Waymaker
71           NOAH CYRUS f/ LEON BRIDGES  July.
72           VOLBEAT             Last Day Under The Sun
73           GOO GOO DOLLS              Miracle Pill
74           BANANARAMA Stuff Like That
75           KEANE  Love Too Much
76           JOYWAVE            Obsession
77           LIZZO     Truth Hurts
78           ROB DICKINSON               End Of The World
79           ALTER BRIDGE   Wouldn't You Rather
80           CELESTE                Stop This Flame
81           DIRTY HONEY     Rolling 7's
82           HALSEY You Should Be Sad
83           GEORGE MICHAEL           This Is How (We Want You To get High)
84           LANA DEL REY    Doin' Time
85           INGRID MICHAELSON     Missing You
86           THE 1975              Me & You Together Song
87           A GREAT BIG WORLD & CHRISTINA AGUILERA     Fall On Me
88           SAM SMITH        I Feel Love
89           AVA MAX            Torn
90           THE KILLERS        Caution
91           WHITE LIES          Falling Out Without Me
92           DAUGHTRY         Alive
93           KAISER CHIEFS   Golden Oldies
94           ELIZA & THE DELUSIONALS          Just Exist
95           ROB THOMAS    Can't Help Me Now
96           EDITORS               Frankenstein
97           CEDRIC GERVAIS vs JUST KIDDIN f/ KYAN               Good Things
98           DIRTY HONEY     When I'm Gone
99           TOBYMAC           Edge Of My Seat
100         HAIM    Now I'm In It
 

2020-21 Top 100

1              LADY GAGA f/ ARIANA GRANDE Rain On Me
2              HARRY STYLES    Watermelon Sugar
3              HARRY STYLES    Treat People With Kindness
4              DUA LIPA             Levitating
5              BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK & SILK SONIC   Leave The Door Open
6              MILEY CYRUS     Midnight Sky
7              DUA LIPA             Break My Heart
8              DUA LIPA             Hallucinate
9              KYLIE MINOGUE               Magic
10           SZA        Good Days
11           SAM SMITH        Diamonds
12           TWENTY ONE PILOTS      Level Of Concern
13           THE KNOCKS f/ FOSTER THE PEOPLE         All About You
14           THE WEEKND f/ ARIANA GRANDE             Save Your Tears
15           KEITH URBAN f/ PINK     One Too Many
16           OLIVIA RODRIGO              Driver's License
17           CARDI B f/ MEGAN THEE STALLION           WAP
18           KIM PETRAS        Malibu
19           BILLIE EILISH       Therefore I Am
20           KYLIE MINOGUE               Say Something
21           DOJA CAT            Boss Bitch
22           THE 1975              If You're Too Shy (Let Me Know)
23           AC/DC   Shot In The Dark
24           BLACK PUMAS   Colors
25           DOJA CAT f/ SZA               Kiss Me More
26           PINK & WILLOW SAGE HART        Cover Me In Sunshine
27           DOVES  Prisoners
28           SHINEDOWN      Atlas Falls
29           JESSIE WARE       Save A Kiss
30           THE BAND CAMINO        1 Last Cigarette
31           JESSIE WARE       Remember Where You Are
32           ROYAL BLOOD   Typhoons
33           MERCYME           Say I Won't
34           LUKE COMBS     Lovin' On You
35           ERASURE             Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling)
36           PINK      All I Know So Far
37           MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA           Bed Head
38           HOT CHIP f/ JARVIS COCKER        Straight To The Morning
39           BLACK STONE CHERRY    Again
40           FOO FIGHTERS  No Son Of Mine
41           FOO FIGHTERS  Waiting On A War
42           AJR         Bang!
43           MEGAN THEE STALLION f/ BEYONCE        Savage
44           MAMMOTH WVH            Distance
45           MACHINE GUN KELLY f/ BLACKBEAR        My Ex's Best Friend
46           DUA LIPA             We're Good
47           CHRIS CORNELL Patience
48           LEDGER My Arms
49           ROYAL BLOOD   Trouble's Coming
50           BLAKE SHELTON                Minimum Wage
51           ROGER MANNING JR.     The Quickening
52           ED SHEERAN       Afterglow
53           KYGO & DONNA SUMMER           Hot Stuff
54           FOO FIGHTERS  Shame Shame
55           ONE NIGHT ONLY             Say You Don't Want It
56           TATE MCRAE      You Broke Me First
57           STEPS    What The Future Holds
58           OLD DOMINION Never Be Sorry
59           FOR KING & COUNTRY f/ KIRK FRANKLIN & TORI KELLY     Together
60           BTS         Dynamite
61           THE KILLERS        My Own Soul's Warning
62           KATY PERRY        Daisies
63           MACHINE GUN KELLY     Bloody Valentine
64           DOJA CAT f/ GUCCI MANE            Like That
65           KYLE FALCONER Stress Ball
66           I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME          Leave Me Alone
67           EVANESCENCE  Wasted On You
68           TOM GRENNEN Little Bit Of Love
69           LOTTERY WINNERS          Love Will Keep Us Together
70           SAINT MOTEL     Preach
71           JUSTIN BIEBER f/ DANIEL CAESAR & GIVEON        Peaches
72           HARRY STYLES    Golden
73           FOREST BLAKK   If You Love Her
74           ERIC CHURCH     Stick That In Your Country Song
75           ALL STAR UNITED             Take Me Away
76           KYLIE MINOGUE & DUA LIPA       Real Groove
77           BASTILLE F/ GRAHAM COXON    What You Gonna Do???
78           DOLLY PARTON When Life Is Good Again
79           AVA MAX            Kings & Queens
80           JAMES BAY          Chew On My Heart
81           DAN & SHAY       I Should Probably Go to Bed
82           YOU ME AT SIX  Suckapunch
83           DUA LIPA             Love Again
84           PEARL JAM         Retrograde
85           KEITH URBAN    Forever
86           BRING ME THE HORIZON              Parasite Eve
87           DABABY f/ RODDY RICCH              Rockstar
88           THE CHICKS        Sleep At Night
89           ONR f/ SARAH BARTHEL Must Stop (Falling In Love)
90           KINGS OF LEON The Bandit
91           THIRD DAY          What Good
92           POWFU f/ BEABADOOBEE            Death Bed (Coffee For Your Head)
93           RITT MOMNEY  Put Your Records On
94           MASKED WOLF  Astronaut in The Ocean
95           NOTHING BUT THIEVES  Real Love Song
96           24KGOLDN f/ IANN DIOR              Mood
97           TAYLOR SWIFT   Willow
98           AVA MAX            My Head & My Heart
99           ALLIE X  Glam!
100         TOBYMAC           Help Is On The Way
Jul 17
Paradise Trending, The Cure for Drowning in your Bad Habits, and a Podcast

On the Trending 100 the top 4 songs are all in this weeks BR250 top 10. Led by Ed Sheeran's "Bad Habits" which moves up to #7 on the BR250, it's the return of Robert Smith from the seminal alt band The Cure that lands at #2 on both charts. Chvrches' collab "How Not To Drown" has the right ingredients to make a splash, though it is far behind the juggernaut "Good 4 U" at #1 on the BR250. Lorde used her solar power to land at #3 trending and #4 on the main chart. Rounding out the top 4 on the Trending chart is no stranger to the upper reaches of either chart. Dua Lipa's "Love Again" becomes the ninth song from the Moonlight Edition of her powerhouse album "Future Nostalgia" to make the Trending top 5.

On the podcast front the latest episode is called Paradise Theater. In this episode after a 3 month hiatus, and the final in the Podcast-list 006 arc (before our top 10's), we explore a bit of where popular music and theater meet. Artists like the Dear Hunter, Styx and Panic At The Disco all fit into certain aspects of this. We throw a little Sade, Fiona Apple and Beck into the mix and of course a couple of tangents. What seemed, at first, to be a shorter episode, ended up with 2 false endings. In the end, even though Billie Eilish could have killed the party, it all ends on a super cool joyous note. 

 

Beyond Radio’s Trending 100, July 2021

1              ED SHEERAN              Bad Habits

2              CHVRCHES f/ ROBERT SMITH      How Not To Drown

3              LORDE      Solar Power

4              DUA LIPA  Love Again

5              IMAGINE DRAGONS   Wrecked

6              DOJA CAT & THE WEEKEND        You Right

7              MANESKIN I Wanna Be Your Slave

8              BASTILLE   Distorted Light Beam

9              BIG RED MACHINE f/ TAYLOR SWIFT            Renegade

10            BECKY HILL & DAVID GUETTA     Remember

11            GANG OF YOUTHS      The Angel of 8th Ave.

12            POPPY      Her

13            MABEL      Let Them Know

14            NATALIE IMBRUGLIA  Build It Better

15            CALVIN HARRIS f/ TOM GRENNAN               By Your Side

16            AVA MAX  Everytime I Cry

17            MANESKIN Beggin'

18            THE VACCINES           Back In Love City

19            SIGALA & RITA ORA    You For Me

20            TYLER, THE CREATOR  Wusyaname

21            MILEY CYRUS             Nothing Else Matters

22            NOTHING BUT THIEVES              Futureproof

23            JESSIE J     I Want Love

24            INHALER   It Won't Always Be Like This

25            KELSEA BALLERINI f/ LANY          I Quit Drinking

Jun 21
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
17           REGARD f/ TROYE SIVAN & TATE MCRAE You
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
Jun 1
The Door Is Open But Nobody's Entering

While “Leave The Door Open “ lost some points last time out, it rebounds 500 points on this chart, retaining its lead for all of April and May. Coldplay is actually on 1 more chart but is 2000 points behind at #2. They will need a bit more 'higher power' to challenge for the top spot. Jessie Ware matches the peak of her last single as the groove-tastic “Please” inches up 1 position. Years & Years moves into the top 5 with “Starstruck” while also debuting at #72 with his performance with Elton John at the Brit Awards of “It’s A Sin”. Just ahead of that song, debuting at #71 is another heritage artist, Duran Duran with “Invisible”.

The 2 highest debuts belong to the unstoppable Olivia Rodrigo with “Good 4 U” at #41 and Katy Perry at #44 with “Electric”. Rodrigo should see a big bump on the next chart, most likely joining her song “Déjà vu” (at #7) in the top 10. She is proving to be an interesting artist, not staying in one sonic lane, even if her music is total teenage girl angst. "Brutal", the lead song on her debut album “Sour”, is starting to impact at Alternative radio (“Déjà Vu” could as well).  “Electric” will be featured on the fall release of the “Pokemon 25” album that also will include Post Malone’s version of the Hootie & the Blowfish song “Only Wanna Be With You”.

Moving 35-14, DJ Regard joins forces with Australian Troye Sivan and Canadian Tate McRae on “You”, a song that just entered the U.S. Pop top 20 and UK top 40. At #18, up from 70, is the latest single from Pink, “All I Know So Far”. It is already top 5 in airplay in the UK while surprisingly it hasn’t yet hit the Hot AC chart in the States.

2 female artists that are trying to follow up monster songs also reach the top 25 this week. Elle King scored with “X’s and O’s” in 2014 and her fun top 25 Hot AC collaboration with Miranda Lambert, “Drunk (And I Don’t Want To Go Home”), rises 44-24. Alice Merton made her splash in 2016 with the ubiquitous “No Roots”. Her latest, “Vertigo”, moves 38-25 though it is faltering at radio.

The end of May usually sees a number of Eurovision entries impact the BR250. This year’s chart winner is Malta’s “Je Me Casse” From Destiny at #82 but the actual winner of the contest is the rocking “Zitti E Bouni” from Italy’s Maneskin at #233. This one should do quite well on my chart.

May 14
There's A Lot of Power Trending in May

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

Beyond Radio’s Trending 100, May 2021

POS/ARTIST/SONG/BR250

1              JESSIE WARE       Please   4

The songstress wasted no time replacing herself in the top 5 on the BR250. This new single will be included on the deluxe version of the album “What’s Your Pleasure?” in June called “Platinum Pleasure”. All of the top 3 trending songs have debuted in the top 25 on the BR250 this week. “Your Power” is Eilish’s third preview into her upcoming second album, “Happier Than Ever”, scheduled for a late July release. While Eilish talks about personal power, Coldplay is looking outward with their latest single.

2              BILLIE EILISH       Your Power        20

3              COLDPLAY           Higher Power    23

4              CHVRCHES          He Said She Said               12

The next 3 songs come from different areas of the Alternative universe. Chvrches delivers reliable synth-pop, Wolf Alice return to the harder side of their sound with “Smile” and 26 years in, the Chemical Brothers continue to burn up the dancefloor on this simmering track. Their pinnacle for me was “Galvanize” in 2005, peaking at #3.

5              WOLF ALICE        Smile     25

6              THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS            The Darkness That You Fear         49

7              LITTLE MIX          Confetti               56

Hit worthy Brits, both emanating from music competition shows, hold the next 2 spots. Since the release of the #1 “Cannonball” in 2011, the girl group Little Mix has churned out 26 top 20 singles in the UK. They were crowned the winners of the inaugural X Factor. Similarly in 2002, Will Young won the first Pop Idol crown and has laned 12 titles in the UK top 20, the last one was “Jealousy” in 2011.

8              WILL YOUNG      Daniel   64

9              PINK      All I Know So Far               70

Though the former 2 artists have had impressive careers in the UK, Pink is truly an international superstar. Her profile has been front and center over the past 6 months with collaborations with Keith Urban, Rag ‘n Bone Man and her daughter. On May 21 the documentary film “All I Know So Far” and the corresponding live album will be released. Her song that performed the best on my chart was my #2 song of the 2013/14 cycle, the ever so fun “Walk Of Shame”. It spent 8 weeks at #2 on my hcart, though both “Raise Your Glass’ and “Glitter in the Air” made it to #1.

10           LITTLE SIMZ        Introvert              41

The British rapper and singer makes a nice splash onto the BR250, moving 276-41 this week, increasing her chart totals from 5 to 15. The instrumentation on this song has the feel of a James Bond theme.

11           GARBAGE            No Gods No Masters      78

The seventh album of the same name by the ‘90s era Alt kingpins, will be released next month. The title song is their second to reach the top 100 with the lead track “The Men Who Rule The World” moving into the top 30 at #28. From Wikipedia, "This is our seventh record, the significant numerology of which affected the DNA of its content: the seven virtues, the seven sorrows, and the seven deadly sins," singer Shirley Manson explained, describing No Gods No Masters as "a critique of the rise of capitalist short-sightedness, racism, sexism and misogyny across the world."[

12           DOJA CAT f/ SZA               Kiss Me More    8

This song supposedly interpolates Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical”, but I have a hard time hearing it. Dua Lipa’s “Physical” also interpolates that song.

13           RINA SAWAYAMA f/ ELTON JOHN             Chosen Family   50

Elton John is an unabashed fan of Sawayama and lends his pipes to this heartfelt ballad about finding your tribe, a true LGBTQ anthem.

14           NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS We're On Our Way Now 112

The former Oasis brother has a compilation album coming out next month, celebrating this band’s 10th anniversary. In 2015 their song “The Ballad Of The Mighty I” was my #1 song of the year.

15           AFROJACK & DAVID GUETTA       Hero      139

This collaboration between the Dutch and French producers sounds very 2012 to me, not necessarily a bad place to be.

16           ONEREPUBLIC   Run        140

17           WILLOW f/ TRAVIS BARKER          Transparant Soul              167

18           MACHINE GUN KELLY f/ KELLIN QUINN   Love Race            176

19           KYLIE MINOGUE               Dance Floor Darling         75

20           JAKE BUGG         Lost        181

21           KINGS OF CONVENIENCE              Rocky Trail           182

22           JACK SAVORETTI f/ NILE RODGERS            Who's Hurting Who         189

23           THE WEEKND f/ ARIANA GRANDE             Save Your Tears 5

24           TEXAS   Mr. Haze              42

25           COUNTING CROWS         Elevator Boots   174

Apr 30
The Earth and Mars, Remember Where You Are and Let's Have a Boilermaker, This is the BR250 for April 30

Bruno Mars et al have strengthened their lead against the pack, almost 2900 points over Wolf Alice’s #2 “The Last Man On Earth”. To put in perspective “Leave The Door Open” is on 65 charts and Wolf Alice has 40 charts. Speaking of ‘Earth’, I had been scratching my head about that song at first, but I obviously wasn’t really paying attention to it. Now that it is firmly in my brain, I can absolutely see the allure. It reminds me a bit of “Breathe Me” by Sia which spent 4 weeks at #1 on my chart in 2005! Can it be that long? That song is just breathtaking. Earth makes another appearance in the top 25 as Beabadoobee’s “Last Day On Earth” moves 28-17.

“Bed Head” moves up to #3 and has a good chance of reaching the top on my chart. That would surpass the #2 peak on my chart of “I’ve Got Friends” in 2009. Time is just speeding by me. Lil Nas X moves 12-4 with “Montero” which has the second most chart entries, on 44 overall. Jessie Ware has had some staying power with “Remember Where You Are” The song has been in the top 10 for 5 frames, since the Feb. 28 chart, peaking at #3 and the third in a row at #5.

Year & Years makes a nice jump from 51-10 with “Starstruck”. The song is currently #1 in airplay in the UK yet on the official UK chart it is only #56, quite a discrepancy. Alt-Pop fuels 2 other entries to the top 25. Japanese Breakfast’s “Be Sweet” lands at #19 and “Shy Away” by Twenty-One Pilots comes in at #23.

This chart we welcome another compilation chart to the mix, a Netherlands-based Facebook group called Chartfreaks. That chart definitely helped Wolf Alice achieve the runner-up position and aided other titles in the top 25 like Rag ‘N Bone Man” and London Grammar’s “How Does It Feel” up 20-14. Another song that was helped by that chart is the debut of Royal Blood’s “Boilermaker” at #40. That song is on 17 charts, with a debut at #1 on one of our contributors, another Facebook group Byrdbored, and 5 additional top 10 placements.

The highest debut in the top 100 belongs to Twenty-One Pilots but Doja Cat and Sza at #29 (up from 485) with “Kiss Me More”, has a much bigger increase. Other notable debuts in the top 100 are Marina at #51 with “Purge the Poison” and the return of Alice Merton at #61 with “Vertigo”. Another top 100 debut at #44 is “Keep Moving” by British electronic duo Jungle. One of the great things about Beyond Radio IMO, is that it does not correspond completely to official chart trends. “Keep Moving” (on 22 charts) has supposedly only charted in Belgium (at #56) and on the U.S. Dance chart (at #31). More interesting is that Wolf Alice (according to Wikipedia) has only reached the Mexican Airplay chart peaking at #23. It did not make the official UK chart though I imagine it has gotten Alternative radio airplay there.

**"Chosen Family" by Rina Sawayama & Elton John somehow got deleted from the mix. It should be #232.

 
Apr 20
Alt Sub-Genres and Retro Charts for April 15

Update: One of our readers noticed a discrepancy on the AAA/Roots chart and I have adjusted it. This brings Bruce Springsteen's "I'll See You In My Dreams" up to #31 on the chart.

Beyond Radio Alternative Sub-Genre Charts--April 15, 2020

Each of these charts (top 100’s plus) now have their own page found on the Monthly Genre Charts Menu

Alt Pop/Electro

1          1          WOLF ALICE  The Last Man On Earth

235     2          IMAGINE DRAGONS Follow You

4          3          DAYGLOW      Close To You

422     4          LONDON GRAMMAR            How Does It Feel

34        5          ST. VINCENT Pay Your Way In Pain

57        6          JAPANESE BREAKFAST     Be Sweet

new     7          BEABADOOBEE         Last Day On Earth

new     8          EVERYTHING EVERYTHING           Supernormal

6          9          WEEZER         All My Favorite Songs

3          10        THE KNOCKS f/ FOSTER THE PEOPLE    All About You

 

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

5              1              BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK & SILK SONIC Leave The Door Open

1              2              JESSIE WARE      Remember Where You Are

133         3              LONDON GRAMMAR     How Does It Feel

2              4              SZA        Good Days

new       5              LAURA MVULA Church Girl

new       6              JORJA SMITH     Addicted

4              7              LONDON GRAMMAR     Lose Your Head

3              8              KYLIE MINOGUE & DUA LIPA      Real Groove

38           9              REBECCA FERGUSON f/ NILE RODGERS  No Words Needed

10           10           H.E.R.    Damage

 

Adult Leaning Alternative

3          1          WOLF ALICE  The Last Man On Earth

8          2          MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA           Bed Head

122     3          IMAGINE DRAGONS Follow You

1          4          KINGS OF LEON       The Bandit

2          5          FOO FIGHTERS         Waiting On A War

5          6          RAG 'N' BONE MAN All You Ever Wanted

9          7          DAYGLOW      Close To You

new     8          JAPANESE BREAKFAST     Be Sweet

new     9          BEABADOOBEE         Last Day On Earth

209     10        LONDON GRAMMAR            How Does It Feel

 

Alternative Hip Hop

new     1          BROCKHAMPTON f/ DANNY BROWN       Buzzcut

1          2          FKA TWIGS f/ HEADIE ONE & FRED AGAIN        Don't Judge Me

new     3          BROCKHAMPTON     Count On Me

48        4          WOLF ALICE  The Last Man On Earth

51        5          EMOTIONAL ORANGES f/ BIIG PIIG         Body & Soul

new     6          BROCKHAMPTON     The Light

new     7          FREDDIE GIBBS        Big Boss Rabbit

new     8          REMI WOLF f/ DOMINIC FIKE        Photo ID

new     9          BRUISER WOLF f/ DANNY BROWN           I'm An Instrument

4          10        JESSIE WARE           Remember Where You Are

 

Alt Rock

2          1          FOO FIGHTERS         Waiting On A War

1          2          ROYAL BLOOD         Typhoons

12        3          MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA           Bed Head

3          4          KINGS OF LEON       The Bandit

new     5          ROYAL BLOOD         Limbo

new     6          RISE AGAINST          Nowhere Generation

new     7          EVERYTHING EVERYTHING           Supernormal

8          8          TEENAGE WRIST      Yellowbelly

6          9          CHEVELLE     Self Destructor

11        10        TEENAGE WRIST      Earth Is A Black Hole

 

Underground

new     1          DOSS  Puppy

new     2          BLACK MIDI  John L

1          3          MOGWAI         Ritchie Sacramento

252     4          BEACH BUNNY         Cloud 9

2          5          FKA TWIGS f/ HEADIE ONE & FRED AGAIN        Don't Judge Me

3          6          SQUID f/ MARTHA SKYE MURPHY           Narrator

new     7          SQUID Paddling

new     8          BEN HOWARD           Sorry Kid

new     9          BEACHY HEAD         Destroy Us

new     10        DOUBLE MIXTE & DESIRE  Future Lights

 

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

1          1          TAYLOR SWIFT f/ HAIM      No Body, No Crime

2          2          TAYLOR SWIFT         Willow

14        3          ALANIS MORISETTE            Predator

19        4          LAKE STREET DIVE Hypotheticals

new     5          LP        One Last Time

9          6          FLEET FOXES           Sunblind

75        7          JADE BIRD    Open Up The Heavens

12        8          LORD HURON           Not Dead Yet

5          9          HAIM f/ TAYLOR SWIFT      Gasoline

3          10        JULIEN BAKER         Faith Healer

 

Retro Chart April 15

1          1927   Tell Me A Story

2          ONE NIGHT ONLY    Say You Don't Want It

3          ELECTRIBE 101       Talking With Myself

4          SHINEDOWN  Save Me

5          THE TEMPER TRAP Thick As Thieves

6          GIANT Don't Leave Me In Love

7          KYLIE MINOGUE      Sexercize

8          GEORGE STRAIT      The Cowboy Rides Away

9          LIL WAYNE    John

10        KOOL AND THE GANG        Misled

 

Retro Chart YTD

1          ALL STAR UNITED   Take Me Away

2          THE TEMPER TRAP Thick As Thieves

3          THIRD DAY    What Good

4          ARABESQUE  Love Is Just A Game

6          THE STRUTS Who Am I?

8          SHINEDOWN  Save Me

9          ARCADE FIRE           Everything Now

10        MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE  Famous Last Words

Apr 17
A Podcast in Honor of my Mother, Happy Birthday Mom

This is one of the most personal episodes we have put out so far. The first half of the episode is focused mainly on my mother and the episode coincides with her birthday and the 20th anniversary of her passing. When we recorded this in March 2019 I had no idea this is when it would see the light of day, but the universe seems to have had a hand in it.

It is a long episode but I didn't want to break it up into a 2-parter. There is a natural break in the middle though.

The episode is focused on people who have passed and how music relates to that, but it is not a somber episode. It's an episode about the stories behind the connections and the gifts they have become. I think I blindsided Jeff since he did not know where the episode was going at first and it was hard for him to articulate his responses. I also was nervous before getting into the episode because I didn't know how emotional I would become. In the end, my emotions have been confined to the t lead-up and editing process.

The main takeaway is how personal everyone's connection to music is and the triggers that make a song stay a part of your life forever. And that is truly a gift.

It is also available on Spotify 

Apr 16
April Trending Chart, Lil Nas X Feels Comfortable in His Skin, Olivia Rodrigo Still Obsessed with Her Ex

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

 

Not a lot to say this month. I’ve been working on a very important and personal podcast episode the last couple of weeks. It will be released this weekend.

Beyond Radio’s Trending 100, April 2021

Listen on Spotify

POS/ARTIST/SONG

1              LIL NAS X              Montero (Call Me By Your Name)

Good for Lil Nas X not shying away from his sexuality on this tune, the sub-title a reference the 2017 LGBTQ movie and 2007 novel. The song debuted at #1 on the Hot 100 and has gone to #1 all around the world. The video is quite a thing, though I suppose no worse that Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. I'll let you find it on your own.

2              OLIVIA RODRIGO              Deja Vu

Rodrigo stills seems to be angry at her ex but at least the song isn’t a complete rehash of “Drivers License”.  I like the interesting instrumentation and it feels like because of that it could have more staying power, at least for me. ‘License’ moved up and down my chart very quickly.

3              LAURA MVULA  Church Girl

4              YEARS & YEARS Starstruck

5              ROYAL BLOOD   Limbo

6              GARBAGE            The Men Who Rule The World

7              JUSTIN BIEBER f/ DANIEL CAESAR & GIVEON        Peaches

8              IMAGINE DRAGONS        Follow You

9              BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK & SILK SONIC   Leave The Door Open

10           BEABADOOBEE Last Day On Earth

11           DEMI LOVATO f/ ARIAN GRANDE              Met Him Last Night

12           BECKY HILL          Last Time

13           MILEY CYRUS     Angels Like You

14           FRED AGAIN...   Marea (We've Lost Dancing)

15           TWENTY-ONE PILOTS      Shy Away

16           JAPANESE BREAKFAST   Be Sweet

17           ROSE     On The Ground

18           DEMI LOVATO   Dancing With The Devil

19           DESTINY               Je Me Casse

20           LONDON GRAMMAR      How Does It Feel

21           MIMI WEBB        Good Without

22           MASKED WOLF  Astronaut in The Ocean

23           EVERYTHING EVERYTHING           Supernormal

24           JODIE HARSH     My House

25           INHALER              Cheer Up Baby

Mar 31
The Door is Still Open for a New #1 on the BR250

A much quieter week on the BR250 than the last edition. Olivia Rodrigo held off challenger, Silk Sonic’s “Leave The Door Open”, which moved 25-2 and came within just over 150 points of the leader. The song has spent the last 2 months at the top. The return of Bruno Mars, however, is on the most charts (55), 10 more than “Driver’s License”.  Rag ‘N’ Bone Man and Wolf Alice also enter the top 10 at #9 and #10 with 6 and 8 adds, respectively.

A nice move from 40-12 was made by the Atlanta band Manchester Orchestra, with the propulsive “Bed Head”. The song is top 20 on AAA radio chart. In 2017 they reached #2 on that chart with “The Gold”. Another “Bed” shows up in the top 15 with DJ Joel Corry’s collaboration with Raye and David Guetta landing at #14.

It looks like Pop radio in the States is jumping on Justin Bieber’s “Peaches” as the next focus track from his just released #1 album “Justice” but it’s the internationally focused “Hold On” that jumps 55-16 (it is also receiving Pop airplay in the States). “Peaches” also debuted atop Billboard’s Hot 100, while the song “Anymore” sits just outside the Pop top 10, giving 3 songs in the top 40.

On the other side of the spectrum is another song with a similar move, 58-19. “This Is Heaven” by Nick Jonas has virtually no radio support anywhere but got 15 personal chart adds this cycle. IMO a better song than “Spaceman” though to be fair that has no support either. ‘Heaven’ is certainly formulaic but has a nice laidback retro vibe and arguably would sound good on the radio.

Part of the beauty and purpose of Beyond Radio is to give a mixed view of what music, from all genres, is making inroads with a passionate audience that focuses on the music instead of corporate decisions. This harkens back to the day when Pop/Rock/R&B etc. could co-exist on a chart and on radio. The BR250 represents the diversity of the music that is actually out there for our consumption. To some degree it equalizes the many facets of the industry but that is only determined by the diversity of the personal chart community. And to be clear, the BR250 strives to be a representative sample of this universe. I don’t have the capacity to process all available personal charts which is why it is great to have other forums that process charts as a subset of the entire panel.

The highest debut in the top 100 is St. Vincent’s “Pay Your Way In Pain”, a quirky left-of-center song from the acclaimed artist. Annie Clark is the niece of Tuck Andress, of jazz duo Tuck & Patti, and she was a roadie for them during her teenage years. Before embarking on her solo career in 2007 she was a member of the ensemble Polyphonic Spree and spent time in Sufjan Stevens touring band. In 2015 she won the Grammy for Best Alternative Album, “St. Vincent” which includes her best-known song “Digital Witness”. That album also appeared at #1 on 7 best-of 2014 lists and #2 on another.

Mar 22
Another Podcast and My Personal Chart Blog, 1991, The Land Down Under

Beyond Radio Presents: Castlist 006, Ep 9 - The Strings of The Soul, Part 2

We continue our discussion about the connection between early '70s R&B and Soul and the more recent revival of the style. As with the last episode and a late connection to the Grammy nominated Black Pumas, our 2 year old discussion relates to a new song by Bruno Mars and Anderson.Paak that fits into the narrative nicely.

During our discussion we found an exception to a Jeff rule of thumb, we analyze how my capacity for absorbing music relates to my creation of a weekly personal chart, and discover a website that may have become one of Jeff's favorites.

Artists discussed include the Staple Singers, Hozier, Leon Bridges, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, and Tone Loc. The companion playlist of Spotify, "The Strings of the Soul" features 50 songs discussed over the 2 episodes in this arc.

I’ve Got Australia On My Mind, Part 2-Don’t Crowd the Icehouse, Best Sellers and U2 Bookends.

February 23, 1991

See the chart here

The companion Spotify playlist has all the songs discussed in the blog.

My favorite Australian act of the era was Crowded House. Their debut album from 1986 is my #1 album of the ‘80s. In 1987 they placed 6 songs in my top 100 of the year. One of my favorites was the moody deep cut “Hole In The River” which employs a great dissonant change bridge of piano and horns. I’ve charted all 11 songs from that album. That same year U2 came out with my #2 album of the decade. “Joshua Tree” had 5 songs in my top 100 and my #1 song of the year “Red Hill Mining Town”, one of the most gorgeous songs I’ve ever heard. It still gets me and brings a tear to my eye. Originally it was slated to be the follow-up to “With Or Without You”. It was shelved because Bono could not hit the high notes during rehearsals for the tour. A video was filmed for the song as well, but the band was unhappy with it. Of course, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” became the choice and a classic was born.

Crowded House was born out of the ashes of the seminal New Wave band Split Enz. Hailing from New Zealand, the band’s biggest song was 1980’s “I Got You” but they had 9 studio albums from 1975-1984 and 5 top 10 singles in New Zealand and Australia including “History Never Repeats” and “Six Month In A Leaky Boat”. The band was originally formed in 1972 by Tim Finn and Phil Judd as an acoustic band called Split Ends. By 1974 they had changed the name to Split Enz and had their first charted single, the #93 “Late Last Night”. That song owed more to their acoustic beginnings albeit with some quirkiness, but the next charter, the #15 “My Mistake”, more explicitly showed the direction the band was moving towards.

Tim’s brother Neil joined in 1977 and became a major focal point of the band, and drummer Paul Hester was a member is their waning years. After the Enz split (get it), these two formed Crowded House with bassist Nick Seymour. In the short term they became a bigger international band because of the song “Don’t Dream It’s Over”, reaching #2 on the Hot 100. In 2001 the APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) for its 75th anniversary had a panel pick the 30 best New Zealand and Australian songs of the previous years. ‘Over’ made both lists, #2 for New Zealand and #7 for Australia. The New Zealand list included 4 Split Enz songs (‘Leaky Boat’ #15, “I Got You” #11, “I Hope I Never” #25, and “I See Red” #28) and 2 from Crowded House (“Weather With You” #16).

By 1991 Crowded House was on their third album, “Woodface” and rose to #1 on my chart for the eighth time with the lead single “Chocolate Cake”. All 8 of those songs made my top 30 of the year in their respective years with the best showing #3 in 1987 with the effervescent “Mean To Me”, their first single in Australia. It managed minor airplay in the States (kind of a shame), but it was one of 5 songs that made the top 100 at my 1988 music party. ‘Over’ clocked in at #3 at that party and their other major hit that year, “Something So Strong” was #17. “Now We’re Getting’ Somewhere” at #71 and “World Where You Live” at #80 rounded out those 5.

On “Woodface” the other Finn brother, Tim, joined the group. The brothers had been working on songs for their own album but when Neil Finn submitted songs to the record company for a new Crowded House album, they were rejected. Neil asked Tim if they could use the songs from their work and Tim asked to be part of the group. This resulted in their biggest UK hit (‘Weather’) and Alternative hits “It’s Only Natural” and “Fall At Your Feet”. The album reached #2 in Australia and in a 2010 book “100 Best Australian Albums” it ranked as #3, behind Midnight Oil’s “Diesel And Dust” (which includes my favorite Oil song “Sometimes”) and AC/DC’s “Back In Black”. Pretty great company. The final single “Four Seasons In One Day” is a common phrase used in Melbourne to describe it’s changeable weather.

Another song that used a phrase to describe Australian weather is “Cool Change” by Little River Band. I only learned this relatively recently from a rider when driving Uber. While the band was hugely popular in their homeland with 5 top 10 albums and 2 more in the top 20, as a singles artist they were more successful in the States. Only 2 of their singles made the Australian top 10, “Help Is On Its Way”, a #1 and 1982’s “Down On the Border”, a song that did not chart stateside. In the U.S. LRB reached the Pop top 20 10 times, reaching #1 with “Lonesome Loser” and #2 with “Reminiscing”. The band has been in my top 10 of the year 5 times. ‘Help’ and ‘Change’ are joined by “Lady”, “Man On Your Mind” and “The Night Owls”. Strangely, “Cool Change” was never released In Australia but did make the APRA top 30 list in 2001.

During the later years of LRB, between 1982-85, the original lead vocalist Glenn Shorrock was replaced by John Farnham, who had been a teen idol during the late ‘60s and ‘70s. After his stint in the band, he went back to his solo career and had a defining song with “You’re The Voice” and the accompanying album “Whispering Jack” became the second biggest selling album in Australian history. The song was my #2 song of 1987 and is his only Hot 100 entry in the States, reaching #82 in early 1990. Even without real success here, the song was an international hit. In 1991, Heart released a live version of the song that made it to #20 on the Rock chart but it failed to reach the Hot 100. In 1995 the Alan Parsons Project included it on a live album, with vocal from Chris Thompson, one of the actual songwriters. He is best known as the vocalist for Manfred Mann’s Earth Band and “Blinded By The Light” as well as for the 1979 song “If You Remember Me” from the movie “The Champ”. Thompson initially did not want Farnham to record ‘Voice’ because of his teen idol image from the ‘70s.

To exemplify Farnham’s importance in his homeland, he has had a #1 record in 5 consecutive decades. One of those was 1988’s “Age Of Reason” a #1 single and the best-selling album in Australia that year. This song also made my top 10 of the year, #4 of 1990. This spiritual song has lyrics that are appropriate for our time:

“So why can't we be still, why can't we love each other

Is kindness an ancient skill buried by our blindness

And if we look behind us there's a wind blowing in

To create the age of reason”

In 1989-90 he also reached my top 20 with “Two Strong Hearts”, a song that made the Adult Contemporary chart in the U.S. and led to the re-release of “You’re The Voice”, and “Beyond The Call”. ‘Voice’ is one of only a handful of pop songs that feature bagpipes. It was actually written as a protest song about nuclear disarmament. It has been used at rallies against COVID-19 lockdowns in Australia over the last year.

“How long can we look at each other

Down the barrel of a gun?

You're the voice, try and understand it

Make a noise and make it clear

We're not gonna sit in silence

We're not gonna live with fear”

A funny side note, Farnham passed on the song “We Built This City” for his “Whispering Jack” album and we all know how that played out. Another co-writer of ‘”You’re The Voice” was Andy Qunta, who also co-wrote the song “Crazy” from his band Icehouse. This is one of my favorite songs of all-time, it was my #1 song of 1987 (this blog so much more about 1987 than 1991) and my #3 of the entire decade of the ‘80s. The atmospheric quality of this song just sends me for some reason. Sometimes it doesn’t take much to be powerful. The album it comes from, “Man Of Colours” was another massive album in Australia, their best-selling overall and Australian’s #1 album of 1988. It was also the first album to have 5 songs reach the top 30 in Australia. “Electric Blue”, their biggest song in the States (Hot 100 #7, “Crazy” #14 and both Rock chart top 10’s), was co-written by John Oates from Hall & Oates.

The band was originally called Flowers and had an early song called “Icehouse”. The word is an Australian term for an insane asylum and became the band’s name after conflict with a Scottish band Flowers. That song and “We Can Get Together” got the band stateside Alternative airplay in 1981. The early band in essence then split up. Frontman Iva Davies recorded a solo album and released it under the Icehouse name. It spawned 2 hits, “Hey Little Girl” and “Great Southern Land”, and to promote it brought a band together with a mix of old and new members.

Their highest charting song on the Rock chart in the U.S. was “No Promises” in 1986. “Man Of Colours” generated 3 more top 10 songs on my chart in 1988 with “My Obsession” (#1), “Heartbreak Kid” (#2) and “Nothing Too Serious” (#9). In late 1989 they returned to #2 with “Touch The Fire” and in1991 this week they had 2 songs on my chart “Jimmy Dean” (63) and “Miss Devine” (92). In February 2020, right before COVID lockdown, the band played the St. Kilda Festival in Melbourne, 40 years after Flowers played at the first festival.

 

There are 2 other male artists who fronted earlier bands that were enjoying solo success during the late ‘80s-early ‘90s era. Daryl Braithwaite had been the lead singer of arguably the most successful Australian pop band of the ‘70s, Sherbet. They were relative unknowns in the States, save for a minor hit in 1976, “Howzat”. That song and the 1975 song “Summer Love” both reached #1 in Australia. I remember “Howzat” and I’m just listening to “Summer Love” now. I would have enjoyed that one as a teenager. The band moved from Little River Band style music in the ‘70s to a more New Wave approach in the early ‘80s and that came with a name change to the Sherbs. It did not gel in their homeland but in the States, they managed 2 moderate Alt hits with “I Have The Skill” and “We Ride Tonight”.

Braithwaite re-surfaced in 1988 with a solo album and scored a string of hits including the top 10 “One Summer”. In 1991, like Icehouse and John Farnham, he earned the best-selling album of the year in Australia with the 1991 album “Rise”. That was fueled by the #1 hit “The Horses” (78). That song was written by Rickie Lee Jones of “Chuck E’s in Love” fame, along with Walter Becker of Steely Dan. Jones released the song on her 1989 album “Flying Cowboys” and though it was not released as a single people may remember it from the 1996 movie “Jerry Maguire”.

James Reyne rose to fame as the leader of Australian Crawl who enjoyed success during the first half of the ‘80s with 4 albums, 2 of which reached #1. The band name is derived from a swimming technique that was developed by a swimmer in the 1890’s. Though their music is not patterned after the Beach Boys, they earned a reputation as the Melbourne version of that band because of their beach culture vibe. I own their 1982 album “Sons Of Beaches” but I do not recall any of the songs from it. The lead single from it was “Shut Down” but listening to it I got nothing. They did not receive much airplay in the U.S, and definitely didn’t reach any national charts here. I bought so much stuff from used record stores back in college for like $1 or $2 and probably listened to some of those once, if at all.

I did not discover Reyne as a solo artist until 1993 when his 1991 album “Electric Digger Dandy” was re-packaged in the States as “Any Day Above Ground”. It yielded 2 #1’s on my chart, “Slave” and “Some People” and 2 other appearances with the title track and “Reckless”, a reworking of Australian Crawl’s biggest hit from 1983. The first 2 songs ended up as my #8 and #5 of 1993. He also had a song on the album “Company of Strangers” that would become the name of a one album Australian supergroup featuring Reyne, Braithwaite and Simon Hussey. Hussey had also been in Australian Crawl and was married to Reyne’s sister Elisabeth at the time. In addition, he was the producer of both solo artists. As a band they did not have the same impact as their solo careers, managing 3 top 40 singles including the chugging “Motor City (I Got Lost)” but none reaching past #21.

In 1990 the best-selling album in Australia belonged to Johnny Diesel and the Injectors. It was straightforward pub Rock as evidenced by the top 10 hits “Cry In Shame” and “Don’t Need Love”. Diesel (real name Mark Lizotte) was born in Fall River, Massachusetts and his family moved to Perth when he was 5. He was sort of discovered by the wife of Jimmy Barnes (who I wrote about in the last post), Jane. Diesel eventually married her sister. My exposure to Diesel (he dropped Johnny for his moniker as a solo artist) came with the next album, the #1 “Hepfidelity”, a nice mix of Rock, Blues and Funk that brought the song “Man Alive” to #1 on my chart in 1992. “Tip Of My Tongue” was the bigger hit in Australia, reaching #4. In 1993 he won Album of the Year and Best Male Artist at the ARIA Music Awards. He would also nab Best Male Artist the following 2 years. He did not make an impact stateside though (strange aside) there was a band from the Netherlands with the same name that scored a U.S. hit in 1981 with “Sausalito Summer Night”.

Another Aussie band that could not translate their homegrown success to the States was 1927. Their debut album “…ish” was huge in Australia, going 5 times platinum and generating 4 top 20 singles. 2 of those made my top 5, “You’ll Never Know” and their first single “That’s When I Think Of You”. That song was their only Billboard Hot 100 entry, barely making it at #100. Their brand of solid Pop Rock veered between the post new Wave vibe of INXS/Icehouse and the Pop sheen of Little River Band. They had 3 songs from their second album on my chart this week, “Don’t Forget Me” (31), “The Other Side” (58) and “Tell Me A Story” (38) that had just peaked in my top 10. I’ve been groovin’ on ‘Story’ lately and it is back in my current top 10. By the third album things had fallen apart.

Going back to a band that is closer to the pulse of Crowded House, we land on Hunters and Collectors. Interestingly, that band’s frontman Mark Seymour is the brother of Crowded House member Nick Seymour. Their biggest songs on my chart were the same 2 that made the U.S. Alternative Top 10 in 1998 and 1990, “Back on The Breadline” and “When The River Runs Dry”. These songs brimmed with the Jangle Rock sound of the time, but their early music was more influenced by bands like Kraftwerk. The song “Judas Sheep”, from the second album “The Fireman’s Curse” in 1983, is pretty raw comparatively. In a way it reminds me of how some of the early Split Enz music was, adventurous and off-kilter. “42 Wheels” the lead track from their third album, “The Jaws Of Life”, is decidedly Talking Heads.

The 1984 song “Throw Your Arms Around Me” alluded to the musical direction they would move towards and become a signature song for them. I would equate their evolution through the ‘80s to that of R.E.M. Though in hindsight R.E.M. was less experimental, to me when I saw them on Landsdowne St. across from Fenway Park in 1982, I felt I was experiencing something completely new. Songs like “Wolves, Lower” and “1,000.000” we’re really exciting to me at the time. Hunters and Collectors would become one of the best live acts in Australia and I can imagine if I saw them early on, I would have had a similar experience. This was also true when I saw U2 at CBGB’s in New York City in 1980. “I Will Follow, “The Electric Co.”, and ”A Day Without Me”; the energy was unbelievable. I feel extremely fortunate to have seen both of these iconic bands at the beginning of their careers.

Mar 15
Trending March, a Surprise debut, a Big Return, plus Beds, Heads, and Hearts

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

Beyond Radio’s Trending 100, March 2021

Listen on Spotify

POS/ARTIST/SONG

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

See the full chart here

 
Mar 13
The Strings of the Soul, Part 1. Our Latest Beyond Radio Presents Podcast

The first half of this 2-parter starts to explore the connection between early '70s Soul and R&B and more recent artists that have been reviving the style. We cover a lot of ground from later Motown to Quiet Storm to Funk and '90s Hip-Hop with a total of 31 songs mentioned.

Jeff helps me to identify a sound and I show him how a voice can sound like a guitar. In the end he finds 2 songs he loves, 2 that appeal to him overall and 2 possible throwaways.

 

As is appropriate for an episode the day before the Grammys, the songs that bookend the episode are by an artist that is up for Record and Album of the Year.

Here is the companion Spotify playlist for the episode.

 

And this is the playlist for the entire Pod-Castlist 006. As I explain in the episode a Pod-Castlist is the playlist for all the songs in this arc of episodes.