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

May 2020

POS/ARTIST/SONG/OVERALL IN TOP 500/POINTS

 

1              THE 1975              If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know) 13           1884.9

Strangely all 3 of the 1975’s albums have gone to #1 in the UK but this is the highest charting single on the UK singles chart (#14). The next album, “Notes On A Conditional Form” is coming out on May 22. They have released 7 of the songs from the album already, starting last year with the atypical “People”. Currently “Me & You Together Song” is in the Alternative top 20.

2              THE ROLLING STONES    Living In A Ghost Town  17           1645.35

There are a plethora of Covid-19 related songs that have been released in the last few weeks. This puts the Stones in good form; sort of bluesy reggae-rock. There is also a pop remix by Alok that is not bad.

3              MARSHMELLO & HALSEY               Be Kind 65           1066.25

I have not been a fan of Halsey, but this mid-tempo pop song will be her second to reach my top 100. It has just reached the Pop top 25.

4              MEGAN THEE STALLION f/ BEYONCE        Savage  28           1062.85

The new Beyonce remix has brought this song to #2 on the Hot 100. This is her first Beyond Radio top 100 song, this week entering at #28.

5              EVERYTHING EVERYTHING           In Birdsong         79           814.6

This avant-garde UK outfit has been around since 2010. This is currently #1 on the Underground 100 chart. They were not intending to release the song yet, but it felt appropriate for the time. They have reached the BR250 numerous times over the years.

6              THE KILLERS        Fire In Bone        95           743.8

While “Caution” sits at #2 on the BR250, this second preview into the new album cracks the top 100 at #95. The 80’s influence on this song is evident. During the verses it reminds me of the Cure (though not as dark), but the soaring chorus is anything but Cure-like. It’s a nice mix of quirk and accessibility.

7              BILLY TALENT     I Beg To Differ (This Will Get Better)        74           728.15

I’m not sure this was supposed to be a coronavirus song but it certainly falls into the mold. The Toronto rockers are feeling positive on this driving, energetic song. All 3 of their latest singles have made the BR250.

8              OASIS    Don’t Stop           126         727.6

Released April 30, this demo from the mid-2000’s has a coronavirus backstory. Noel Gallagher found this on a blank cd and thought it was lost forever. Because of the lockdown he was going through old things like so many of us. Ironically, I was looking for a song from 2000 for my personal chart playlist and it was not available online anywhere. I found it on a blank cd in my basement. More on that in my next blog entry.

9              EVANESCENCE  Wasted On You 88           716.2

This is a welcome return from the band after the lackluster remake of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain”. It debuts ion the BR250 at #88 this week. It should be an easy top 10 for me and potential chart-topper.

10           AVRIL LAVIGNE We Are Warriors               103         656.4

Re-recorded final track from her album “Head Above Water”, proceeds go to Project HOPE. The original was about her own health struggles. Another charity song sits at #20. A great remake of the Foo Fighters song “Times Like These”, featuring more than 25 mostly UK artists. It reached #1 on the UK singles chart in its second week on the chart.

11           THE SCOTTS        The Scotts           155         623.85

12           REGARD f/ RAYE               Secrets 159         618.3

13           AJ TRACEY           Dinner Guest     164         604.6

14           ALANIS MORISETTE         Diagnosis             144         601.9

15           THE WEEKND     In Your Eyes       4              592.05

16           FIONA APPLE     Shameika            73           590.35

Apple recently hit #4 on the Billboard 200 album chart with “Fetch The Bolt Cutters”, her first album in 8 years. It is a singular record, very experimental in nature. 10 songs from the album appear on charts from the Beyond Radio personal chart panel, 5 of those in the Trending 100 this week. This one is #30 on the current Mediabase AAA chart.

17           CHVRCHES          Forever 55           578.9

18           BILLIE JOE            I Think We’re Alone Now              45           568.55

19           JACK GARRATT  Better   193         551.2

20           LIVE LOUNGE ALLSTARS Times Like These              110         539.5

21           LADY ANTEBELLUM         Champagne Night            154         525.45

22           ARIANA GRANDE & JUSTIN BIEBER            Stuck With U      212         506.8

23           DECLAN MCKENNA         The Key To Life On Earth               102         504.2

24           THE GO SET         Mixed Tapes      217         498.7

25           HAIM    I Know Alone     218         498.4

26           JESSIE WARE       Save A Kiss          220         495.9

27           THE ALLERGIES  Felony  151         495.1

28           JAMES BLAKE     You’re Too Precious        224         493.2

29           DUA LIPA             Break My Heart 1              490.7

30           SAM SMITH & DEMI LOVATO      I’m Ready            41           487.75

31           BRETT ELDREDGE             Gabrielle              124         475

32           JESSIE WARE       Ooh La La             120         473.3

33           WHITE REAPER  Real Long Time  236         468.05

34           DAGNY Somebody          237         467.6

35           SEA GIRLS            Do You Really Wanna Know         257         445.8

36           TIESTO & BECKY HILL       Nothing Really Matters  127         437.4

37           JUICE WRLD        Righteous            270         431.7

38           NZCA LINES         Pure Luxury        272         424.6

39           REZZ & GRABBITZ             Someone Else    238         421.25

40           AVA MAX            Salt         206         417.25

41           BRIGHT EYES       Forced Convalescence   286         411.2

42           KELSEA BALLERINI & HALSEY        The Other Girl    96           409.7

43           TOVE LO               I’m Coming         113         393

44           HAILEE STEINFELD            I Love You’s         68           387.1

45           TOPIC & A7S       Breaking Me      177         385.85

46           RECLAIM VIENNA             Change The Echo              157         385.6

47           SEEB f/ GOODBIYS & HRVY           Unfamiliar           311         385

48           TOM GRENNEN Oh Please            320         374.8

49           MARTINA MCBRIDE        Girls Like Me      338         360.4

50           THOMAS RHETT Be A Light            98           359

51           5 SECONDS OF SUMMER              Wildflower          23           358.15

52           PEARL JAM         Retrograde         252         355.05

53           KEHLANI              F&MU   348         353.1

54           HOCKEY DAD      In This State       280         350.2

55           DMA’S  The Glow             130         348.95

56           CHARLI XCX        Claws    273         346.5

57           FLORENCE & THE MACHINE         Light Of Love      145         346.2

58           KELLY CLARKSON             I Dare You           29           340.3

59           GERRY CINNAMON         Where We’re Going        78           337

60           FIONA APPLE     For Her 374         330

61           DEARS   I Know What You’re Thinking And It’s Awful         382         323.2

62           SAINT MOTEL     A Good Song Never Dies               129         320.2

63           ISAIAH RAHSAD Why Worry         388         317.2

64           RUN THE JEWELS              Ooh LA LA           122         313.8

65           220 KID & GRACEY           Don’t Need Love              277         313.65

66           SIA         Saved My Life    396         313.4

67           MADDIE & TAE  Die From A Broken Heart              76           311.5

68           NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK             House Party        417         305.4

69           CHER LLOYD        Lost        426         300.6

70           CAMELPHAT f/ RHODES For A Feeling      427         297.6

71           SARA EVANS      If I Can’t Have You            90           296.2

72           FLYNN   One Of Us           431         295.2

73           GABBY BARRETT f/ CHARLIE PUTH             I Hope   31           287.75

74           MICHAEL KIWANUKA     Rolling   460         282.75

75           GLASS ANIMALS               Dreamland          476         276.2

76           BENEE f/ GUS DAPPERTON          Supalonely          15           272.55

77           DIXIE CHICKS      Julianna Calm Down        485         272.4

78           ROBBIE DOHERTY             Pour The Milk    487         272

79           WITHIN TEMPTATION    Entertain You     489         271.05

80           BAD BUNNY       Safaera 492         271

81           FIONA APPLE     I Want You To Love Me  250         269.4

82           JAKE BUGG         Saviours Of The City        500         268

83           GALANTIS f/ WRABEL     The Lake              507         263

84           RINA SAWAYAMA            XS           72           261.5

85           FONTAINES DC  A Hero’s Death  525         257.8

86           POWFU f/ BEABADOOBEE            Death Bed (Coffee For Your Head)            18           257.55

87           DEPRESSION CLUB           Not Dead Yet     530         257

88           BRIGHT EYES       Persona Non Grata          255         256

89           FRONT BOTTOMS             Everyone Blooms             402         255.8

90           FIONA APPLE     Relay     537         255

91           LAUREN AQUILINA          Bad People         406         253.4

92           ALICIA KEYS        Good Job             547         250.4

93           MAGIC GANG    Take Back The Track        558         247.2

94           DRAKE  Demons               561         246

95           FLUME f/ TORO Y MOI   The Difference  114         245.7

96           ARLISSA               Healing 570         243.2

97           THE BRAINS        Satana Tarantula              572         240.8

98           LEON     Who You Lovin’ 575         239.6

99           FIONA APPLE     Newspaper        592         236

100         THE BLESSED ISLES           Gone     213         233.8

April 2020

POS/ARTIST/SONG/OVERALL IN TOP 500/POINTS

 

1                                          THE KILLERS           Caution 3              3049.55

The first single from the upcoming “Imploding The Mirage” is currently #2 on the Alternative chart. At Beyond Radio the song has doubled the number of charts since March, up to 60. The band got an assist from Lindsey Buckingham on this track.

2                                          DUA LIPA Break My Heart 14           2499.8

No surprise that the latest single release is making a big impact. The song is currently moving up through the top 20 on the Pop chart. The album “Future Nostalgia” was released at the end of March so 3 other tracks off the album are seeing impact (Levitating” #11, “Love Again” #30 and “Hallucinate” #32) in addition to “Physical” #17, which spends a third month with gains and is currently tracking as the #1 song of April.

3                                          NOTHING BUT THIEVES     Is Everybody Going Crazy?           25           1840.75

This is a great return for the UK band. They have reached my top 10 5 times since 2015, with an additional 4 songs reaching my top 40. Interestingly their biggest U.S. hit “Trip Switch” only reached #22 on my chart.

4                                          THE WEEKND        In Your Eyes       21           1768.25

While “Blinding Lights” hits #1 on U.S. Pop radio and continues in the top 5 at Beyond Radio, this slice of 80’s style sophisti-pop including the requisite sax solo (think Simply Red), is moving up in the top 30. The Weeknd collaborated again with Max Martin, who co-wrote “Blinding Lights” and “Can’t Feel My Face”. Martin, as a songwriter, has had 23 songs reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since the late 90’s, starting with Britney Spears ‘Bay One More Time”.

5                                          LITTLE MIX             Break Up Song   69           1051.45

More 80’s synth-pop influence on the latest by the UK girl group. This is their 15th top 10 song in Britain since 2011. They won the 2011 installment of “X Factor”. Their first single, “Cannonball”, a cover of a Damien Rice song and sung on the show, went to #1.

6                                          LADY GAGA           Stupid Love        2              1033.8

Gaga’s album “Chromatica” was scheduled to be released last Friday but has been postponed due to the corona virus outbreak. The song debuted at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 last month, making it her 12th appearance in the top 5. Guess who co-wrote the song with her. Yes it was Max Martin.

7                                          JESSIE WARE          Spotlight              9              954

This is proving to be her biggest song at Beyond Radio. Last month it was #5 on this chart and right now looking like it could make the top 10 this month. Though she has had 3 top 10 albums in the UK she only managed to reach the singles top 40 twice, both in 2014.

8                                          HAIM        The Steps            27           908.15

This California female sibling trio has had 4 songs reach the Beyond Radio top 100 in the last 9 months. Each of these has had a distinctly different sound. “Summer Girls” had jazz elements, “Now I’m In It” an electro-pop vibe, “Hallelujah” a folk ballad and this song the late 70’s breezy quality of a Fleetwood Mac song.

9                                          AVA MAX Kings & Queens 38           897.55

The Euro-disco sound of this song and the success of her singles over the last 2 years would indicate that she is from somewhere on that side of the Atlantic. Actually Max was born in Milwaukee and raised in Virginai, though she is of Albanian descent.

10                                        BIFFY CLYRO          End Of  45           845.9

This Scottish band’s 9th album “A Celebration of Endings” is coming out this summer. This is the second preview into the album, last month “Instant History” was #4 on this chart. This one veers towards their harder-edged side.

11                                        DUA LIPA Levitating            94           838.7

12                                        TROYE SIVAN        Take Yourself Home        104         821.9

13                                        BUSH        Flowers On A Grave        34           806.35

14                                        DIXIE CHICKS         Gaslighter           5              781.85

15                                        BENEE      Supalonely          57           764.5

16                                        NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS    Come On Outside            39           741.9

17                                        DUA LIPA Physical 1              735.35

18                                        PEARL JAM             Quick Escape      112         726.8

19                                        THE PRETENDERS The Buzz              100         726

20                                        ROISIN MURPHY  Murphy’s Law    59           707.2

21                                        TAYLOR SWIFT      The Man              15           706.95

22                                        5 SECONDS OF SUMMER  Wildflower          141         671.35

23                                        KIESZA     All Of The Feelings           51           638.8

24                                        FRATELLIS               Six Days In June 74           624.7

25                                        SZA f/ JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE              The Other Side  13           613.15

26                                        DOJA CAT                Say So   6              577.45

27                                        MELANIE C             Who I Am            88           572.5

28                                        OZZY OSBOURNE & ELTON JOHN  Ordinary Man    19           572.05

29                                        DEMI LOVATO      I Love Me            52           560.8

30                                        DUA LIPA Love Again          176         554

31                                        PERFUME GENIUS               On The Floor      139         553.5

32                                        DUA LIPA Hallucinate          180         548.3

33                                        THE LEMON TWIGS             The One               80           543.2

34                                        TWENTY ONE PILOTS         Level Of Concern              195         515.25

35                                        JACK GARRATT     Time      155         503.6

36                                        CREEPER  Cyanide 92           501.7

37                                        LAUREN ALAINA  Getting Good     90           499.85

38                                        SPORTS TEAM       Here’s The Thing               41           477.4

39                                        THE DEARS             The Worst In Us 221         475.6

40                                        ALANIS MORISETTE            Smiling  23           469.1

41                                        CAYLEE HAMMICK              Small Town Hypocrite    114         468.8

42                                        ITZY           Wannabe            140         467

43                                        MID CITY Forget It               230         464.5

44                                        POWFU f/ BEABADOOBEE                Death Bed (Coffee For Your Head)            123         448

45                                        BLOXX      Coming Up Short              191         435.9

46                                        YVES TUMOR        Gospel For A New Century           265         417

47                                        RUN THE JEWELS Ooh LA LA           268         411.8

48                                        COLDPLAY              Trouble In Town               162         410.6

49                                        DEEP PURPLE        Throw My Bones              178         399.9

50                                        COLDPLAY              Champion Of The World                42           398.25

51                                        SAM HUNT             Hard To Forget  44           388.45

52                                        LINDSAY LOHAN   Back To Me         287         378.8

53                                        SQUID      Sludge  304         362.8

54                                        GREYSON CHANCE              Dancing Next To Me       148         360.8

55                                        TAME IMPALA      Lost In Yesterday             10           358.25

56                                        T78 & RAITO          Acid People        316         352

57                                        THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT          Come On Out     324         348

58                                        ONEREPUBLIC       Didn’t I  84           341.55

59                                        KILLING ROY          Applier 346         331

60                                        SCOTT STAPP        Survivor               371         312.35

61                                        CHRISTINE & THE QUEENS               People, I’ve Been Sad     53           311.2

62                                        SARA EVANS          If I Can’t Have You            378         308.9

63                                        PURITY RING         Stardew               267         306

64                                        SMITH & THELL     Goliath 121         305.7

65                                        MICKEY GUYTON What Are You Gonna Tell Her?   119         303.7

66                                        LAUV        Changes               392         302

67                                        LA ROUX Automatic Driver              232         298.4

68                                        ADAM LAMBERT f/ NILE RODGERS               Roses    50           297.8

69                                        BILLON f/ RATIONALE        Release Me        403         296

70                                        DAY WAVE             Starting Again    404         296

71                                        PAUL HEATON & JACQUI ABBOTT A Good Day Is Hard To Find          406         295

72                                        WALLOWS              OK          410         291

73                                        DREAM WIFE         Sports! 411         291

74                                        THE CHAINSMOKERS f/ AMY SHARK            The Reaper         413         290.6

75                                        ADAM LAMBERT  Velvet   322         290

76                                        FLETCHER                Forever 417         287

77                                        SAINT JHN              Roses    22           286.8

78                                        BLEEKER  Give A Little Bit More (Disaster) 424         282

79                                        HAYLEY WILLIAMS              Over Yet               436         278.6

80                                        KENNYHOOPLA    How Will I Rest In Peace If I’m Buried by A Highway          71           278.2

81                                        MABEL     Boyfriend            46           277.25

82                                        LEON        In A Stranger’s Arms       439         277

83                                        KYGO f/ ZARA LARSSON    Like It Is                449         273.2

84                                        SURE         Morrows             451         272.6

85                                        KATIE PRUITT        Expectations      416         272.25

86                                        ROSALIA  Dolerme              458         269

87                                        IZ*ONE    Fiesta    246         266.5

88                                        DENNIS DEYOUNG              East Of Midnight              462         266

89                                        SWIM DEEP            World I Share     217         265.4

90                                        BAD WOLVES        Sober    327         263.35

91                                        LESNEU    Looking For You 472         263.2

92                                        ALL TIME LOW      Getaway Green 476         262.8

93                                        ODDITY ROAD       Talk All Night      484         260.6

94                                        THE SNUTS             Coffee And Cigarettes    277         259

95                                        SAM FELDT f/ ELLA HENDERSON   Hold Me Close   494         257.6

96                                        SEA GIRLS               Why Won’t You Admit   285         256.9

97                                        THE WEEKND        After Hours         26           254.85

98                                        HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS Her Love Is Killin’ Me      505         254.2

99                                        JJ WILDE  The Rush             329         253.9

100                                      THE BEACHES        Want What You Got        223         253.7

March 2020

POS/ARTIST/SONG/POINTS/OVERALL IN TOP 500

1              LADY GAGA        Stupid Love        2518.1   10

No surprise that a new dance pop nugget from Lady Gaga would be the #1 trending song. What is encouraging is that it is yet another song that bucks the EDM sound of the last 5 years. I guess it could be described as retro but it also sounds fresh and fun. Already top 10 on Hot AC and top 15 Pop.

2              BILLIE EILISH       No Time To Die 1715.2   5

As a complete 180 degree contrast, this James Bond theme is as somber and downtrodden as the title would indicate at the start. It does go into movie theme territory in the second verse. Doubtful this is going to be pitched to radio in the U.S. It is however getting airplay in the UK and Europe. It has made the top 10 on both official charts.

3              THE STROKES     Bad Decisions    1280.3   28

The opening riff of this 7 years in the making single sounds like it was ripped right out of 1982. The chorus of course adds the signature Strokes-y sound. This is currently in the AAA top 10 and Alternative top 25.

4              BIFFY CLYRO       Instant History   1000.8   45

This is the 1st preview into the Scottish band’s 9th album since 2001, “A Celebration Of Endings”, that will be released in May. They have had marginal success on U.S. rock radio while 4 of their last 5 albums have reached the UK top 3.

5              JESSIE WARE       Spotlight              925.7     71

The latest single from the British songstress is a laid-back but throbbing disco nugget, reminiscent of Lisa Stansfield. The album “What’s My Pleasure?” is scheduled for release in early June.

6              SAM SMITH        To Die For            881.55   20

I’m not sure what to think of this song yet. At first, I was not even going to give it a second listen, just another depressing tune. Listening to it now, it might grow on me. And certainly, it has dance remixes that would play well on Pop radio.

7              THE WEEKND     After Hours         864.5     68

The dominance of “Blinding Lights” has been evident on the BR250 the last few months. It eclipsed the 1st single “Heartless” here, though they are currently both in the U.S. Pop top 10. This new single has a bit more of an alternative bent to it. He is definitely a singular artist.

8              PEARL JAM         Superblood Wolfmoon  799.5     42

Eddie Vedder and company replace last month’s #3 “Dance Of The Clairvoyants” with this more PJammy follow up.

9              SZA f/ JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE          The Other Side  744.1     103

It seems inevitable that a Trolls sequel would include Justin Timberlake and here we are. A nice slice of R&B/Pop. This is SZA’s 6th R&B top 10 since 2017.

10           DUA LIPA             Physical 654.975                 2

11           ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER    Cars In Space     643.6     84

12           HARRY STYLES    Falling   635.6     112

13           NOVATINES        Come Alive         586.8     150

14           CARIBOU             Never Come Back             579.9     62

15           THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS     React     525.75   13

16           SAM FENDER      Hold Out              517.1     180

17           PURPLE DISCO MACHINE              In My Arms         500.9     159

18           NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS Come On Outside            499.6     190

19           KING PRINCESS Ohio      488.2     140

20           THE STROKES     At The Door        478.6     69

21           DROPKICK MURPHYS      Smash Shit Up   476.9     132

22           TAYLOR SWIFT   The Man              455.075                 33

23           SPORTS TEAM    Here’s The Thing               430.5     234

24           BEST COAST        Different Light   426.9     237

25           PSYCHEDELIC FURS          Don’t Believe     420         89

26           DECLAN MCKENNA         Beautiful Faces  396.6     40

27           DEZZA   Close Your Eyes 394         266

28           ADAM LAMBERT f/ NILE RODGERS            Roses    390.3     109

29           COLD WAR KIDS Who’s Gonna Love Me Now        387         201

30           KENNYHOOPLA How Will I Rest In Peace 368.6     187

31           KHALID f/ DISCLOSURE  Know Your Worth            357.3     105

32           DIRK.     Artline  355         294

33           MABEL  Boyfriend            348.6     299

34           ALANIS MORISETTE         Smiling  337.2     102

35           JONAS BLUE & PALOMA FAITH   Mistakes              331.4     309

36           U.S. GIRLS           4 American Dollars           328.6     225

37           JAX JONES, MARTIN SOLVEIG & RAYE       Tequila 327         261

38           DIXIE CHICKS      Gaslighter           319.5     327

39           FRATELLIS            Six Days In June 319.2     276

40           GORILLAZ            Desole  315.6     334

41           THE ESTEVANS  Wrong Idea        314.9     335

42           JOJI        Run        313.45   86

43           CAGE THE ELEPHANT f/ IGGYPOP              Broken Boy         310.4     146

44           HAIM    The Steps            308         341

45           KALEO   I Want More      303.8     161

46           JULIPER SKY        Reflections Of The Winter Sun    303.2     349

47           JUSTIN BIEBER f/ QUAVO              Intentions           296.575                 110

48           BOWLING FOR SOUP      Alexa Bliss           294.9     360

49           TENNIS Need Your Love 294.6     147

50           KEY4050 & PLUMB          I Love You            290.6     369

51           BLUEPRINT         A Rose Between Two Thorns       287         373

52           THE PALE WHITE               Polaroid               286.6     375

53           REAL ESTATE      Paper Cup           286         356

54           MEDUZA              Born To Love      285.7     279

55           JAMES BLUNT f/ WARD THOMAS              Halfway                285.5     229

56           GLASS ANIMALS               Your Love (Deja Vu)        278.8     384

57           COLDPLAY           Champion Of The World                276.575                 121

58           SOCCER MOMMY             Circle The Drain 275.8     128

59           TWIN ATLANTIC Oh! Euphoria!    275.6     389

60           DUSKY  Seed Tray            273         392

61           SELENA GOMEZ Feel Me                272.5     212

62           RONAN KEATING & EMELI SANDE             One Of A Kind    271.65   284

63           GRIMES Delete Forever  270.65   199

64           ARLO PARKS       Eugene 266         406

65           DINOSAUR PILE-UP         Round The Bend               263.6     339

66           DEER GROVE      The Men On The Moon 252         429

67           LUCIA & THE BEST BOYS City of Angels    251.8     430

68           JAKE SHEARS      Meltdown           251         432

69           CAMILA CABELLO f/ DABABY       My Oh My           250.9     30

70           KATY PERRY        Never Worn White          250.4     434

71           HOT MILK            June Gloom        249.8     240

72           NIGHTWISH        Noise    241.8     164

73           AUNTY SOCIAL  Cortex  238.6     236

74           ALICIA KEYS        Underdog           237.15   19

75           CHRISTINE & THE QUEENS            People, I’ve Been Sad     233.9     44

76           NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS Blue Moon Rising             233.6     113

77           BOY & BEAR       Wicked Game    233.6     470

78           MARLON HOFFSTADT     Hand In hand     230         482

79           MORRISSEY        Knockabout World           228.2     485

80           TAME IMPALA   Breathe Deeper 227.7     176

81           CILLA BLACK       You’re Sensational           227.6     487

82           TAME IMPALA   Is It True              226         489

83           BIFFY CLYRO       End Of  225.6     492

84           PORRIDGE RADIO             Sweet   224         497

85           HOCKEY DAD      Itch        223.4     394

86           I BREAK HORSES                I’ll Be The Death Of You 222         0

87           THE HEAD AND THE HEART          Honeybee           218.4     450

88           EATS EVERYTHING           Bill Murray          218         0

89           PET SHOP BOYS I Don’t Wanna   218         152

90           ROISIN MURPHY               Murphy’s Law    214.9     0

91           LOVELYTHEBAND             Loneliness For Love         214.4     104

92           JOHN (TIMESTWO)          Western Wilds   210.7     0

93           RINA SAWAYAMA            XS           209.9     0

94           FRAZEY FORD     Azad      209.6     0

95           THE MYSTERINES             Love’s Not Enough           205         0

96           070 SHAKE          Guilty Conscience            202.7     206

97           T78 & RAITO      Make You Feel  202         0

98           MUMFORD & SONS        Blind Leading The Blind  200         457

99           YOLA     Faraway Look     200         0

100         POLYGON            Feel The Good   200         0

February 2020

POS/ARTIST/SONG/POINTS/OVERALL IN TOP 500

1              DUA LIPA             Physical     2193.85            7

Another month, another Dua Lipa song in the top 5.  This is the official 2nd radio single, though I think “Future Nostalgia” would sound great on the radio. I hear shades of Patti Labelle’s “New Attitude” in this one.

2              GROUPLOVE      Deleter    1395.45             13

About 10 years into their career, Grouplove are back with this top 20 Alternative single, a frenetic stomper.

3              PEARL JAM         Dance Of The Clairvoyants           1381.2   19

Electronics and a groove! What’s happening? I think I like it. It’s nice to see bands well into their career take some risks. Another 3 decade old band, Green Day, are showing a new side as well with “Oh Yeah” and “Meet Me On The Roof”.



4              THE 1975              Me & You Together Song              1311.6   15

I’m sorry but the 1975 kinds of bores me. Maybe it’s his voice. This song is kind of jangly so exhibits a bit of a retro feel.

5              TAME IMPALA   Lost In Yesterday             1191.8   11

Kevin Parker has a similar lilting vocal quality. Maybe the psychedelic nature of his music raises this above the 1975. After 4 singles in 2019, the album “The Slow Rush’ (an appropriate title), came out on Feb. 14. Surprisingly “Patience” is not on the album.

6              HAYLEY WILLIAMS           Simmer 1141.85                 29

I’ve been hot and cold on Paramore during the years but this is a nice change of pace for Williams. The smoldering single has a Kate Bush vibe to it.

7              BEST COAST        Everything Has Changed               985.8     61

8              SAINT JHN           Roses    954.55   50

9              CELESTE                Stop This Flame 804.35   21

10           JONAS BROTHERS            What A Man Gotta Do    802.85   26

11           CHRISTINE & THE QUEENS            People, I’ve Been Sad     753         99

12           GREEN DAY         Oh Yeah!             746.1     63

13           MAC MILLER       Good News        716         86

14           OZZY OSBOURNE & ELTON JOHN               Ordinary Man    696         28

15           GREY DAZE          What’s In The Eye            646.65   92

16           SEA GIRLS            Ready For More 638         126

17           GEORGIA             24 Hours              582.65   53

18           HALSEY You Should Be Sad           550.7     6

19           HOT CHIP             Positive 538.3     44

20           BECKY HILL          Better Off Without You  532.5     46

21           DMA’S  Life Is A Changing Game 522.2     173

22           CREEPER              Annabelle           517         179

23           MURA MASA     Teenage Headache Dreams         502         185

24           GORILLAZ            Momentary Bliss              494         192

25           MAC MILLER       Blue World          486.6     197

26           DIIV       The Spark            479         203

27           SPANISH LOVE SONGS   Kick        473.2     133

28           SELENA GOMEZ Rare       472.6     10

29           PAUL HEATON & JACQUI ABBOTT             You And Me (Were Meant To Be Together)          468.4     98

30           THE BLACK KEYS                Shine A Little Light           468.3     35

31           WILL YOUNG      Forever 465.6     158

32           CAROLINE ROSE Feel The Way I Want       433.8     193

33           ASH        Darkest Hour Of The Night           411.2     248

34           FICKLE FRIENDS Pretty Great       407.4     249

35           ALICIA KEYS        Underdog           405.15   23

36           JOYWAVE            Half Your Age     402         222

37           MYSTERY JETS    Petty Drone        399         257

38           DECLAN MCKENNA         Beautiful Faces  398.8     258

39           BLOSSOMS         If You Think This is Real Life         396.6     260

40           NOBRO Marianna             394         265

41           BILLY TALENT     Reckless Paradise             388.8     273

42           DUKE DUMONT Therapy               386.25   91

43           TAYLOR SWIFT   The Man              385.25   124

44           TAYLOR SWIFT   Only The Young 378.1     281

45           5 SECONDS OF SUMMER              No Shame           372.5     286

46           FONTAINES DC  Liberty Belle       371         150

47           PET SHOP BOYS Monkey Business             370.85   30

48           DARKSOFT          Cybersecurity    362         242

49           KYGO, AVICII & SANDRO CAVAZZA           Forever Yours    360.25   111

50           THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS     React     359         301

51           NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS         And It’s Still Alright          354.2     274

52           DOJA CAT            Say So   347.85   64

53           PET SHOP BOYS I Don’t Wanna   342         324

54           DEMI LOVATO   Anyone 338.9     205

55           MARC ALMOND Slow Burn Love 335.8     255

56           BONIFACE           Oh My God         332         338

57           NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS Blue Moon Rising             325.8     348

58           DOJA CAT            Boss Bitch            324.6     188

59           THE PALE WHITE               Swim For Your Life           324         201

60           THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA  Divinyls 318         100

61           OCEAN GROVE  Sunny   317         162

62           JOEL CORRY        Lonely   316.2     246

63           GAARDEN           Be Bent And Don’t Ascend           312         367

64           PSYCHEDELIC FURS          Don’t Believe     306.6     378

65           MOBY   Power Is Taken  299         388

66           CARIBOU             Never Come Back             294.4     397

67           AMTRAC f/ TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS   Radical  289         241

68           HAUSE PLANTS  City Vocabulary 287         407

69           GAFFA TAPE SANDY        My Desperate House     287         408

70           M!R!M Another Life Another Time           281.6     231

71           MILK TEETH         Transparent       277.3     296

72           THE KNOW         Hold Me Like You Know Me         277         420

73           070 SHAKE          Gulty Conscience             275         425

74           WORK DRUGS   Winter Keys       271         431

75           SHEPPARD          Phoenix 263         443

76           THE SEA AT MIDNIGHT  Medicine             262         447

77           EMINEM              Darkness             256.75   195

78           CIRCA WAVES    Move To San Francisco  256.6     112

79           KALEO   Break My Baby  250.2     463

80           TAYLOR JANZEN               What I Do            249         270

81           SURF ROCK IS DEAD         Diabolik                247.6     471

82           LOUIS TOMLINSON         Walls     242.7     230

83           EQUAL IDIOTS    16           241.4     247

84           ZUZU     What You Want 239         493

85           BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB Is It Real               236.6     499

86           DAVID GUETTA Make It To Heaven          236         500

87           JAMES BLUNT    Monsters            235.4     237

88           LANTERNS ON THE LAKE                Baddies 235

89           PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS       Reducer               230.4

90           MAGIC GANG    Think     223.6

91           DIRTY HONEY     Rolling 7’s            223.4     184

92           ROACHFORD      Love Remedy     222         221

93           JON HOPKINS    Scene Suspended            221.6

94           BOIDS   Bike Thief            220

95           TONES AND I      Never Seen The Rain       218.55   149

96           NADA SURF        So Much Love    218.2     325

97           CAGE THE ELEPHANT f/ IGGYPOP              Broken Boy         214.6     409

98           NADINE COYLE  All That I Know  212

99           SQUAREPUSHER               Nervelevers       212

100         COURTEENERS  Hanging Off Your Cloud 210.6

January 2020

At this point in the month The Weeknd could snag #1 for January based on his trending points. “Adore You” does have a shot as nothing else in the top 10 has enough strength to compete. Harry Styles is still seeing 3 songs in the top 25 and has few other tunes from the new album “Fine Line” making some noise on a few personal charts. He continues to follow an interesting path as evidenced by the song “Treat People With Kindness”.


While Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” is starting to lose points she remains in the top 3 trending songs with the next release “Future Nostalgia”. Over the last year I feel she has made song choices that are thankfully a bit outside the current pop crop, creating a singular identity.

At #4 is the leftfield Grimes song “4 AEM”, an ethereal chant set to alt beats that gets more frenetic as the song goes on. In a similar left of center vein “In The Afternoon”, the return of MGMT, is much less mainstream then the place they started from in 2007.


The # on the left is the song’s current position in the top 500 at mid-month

Top500#  Trending#

1              1              THE WEEKND     Blinding Lights

4              2              HARRY STYLES    Adore You

17           3              DUA LIPA             Future Nostalgia

60           4              GRIMES 4 AEM

25           5              MGMT  In The Afternoon

46           6              CAMILA CABELLO f/ DABABY       My Oh My

23           7              BLOSSOMS         The Keeper

36           8              AVA MAX            Salt

89           9              PET SHOP BOYS Monkey Business

50           10           TAME IMPALA   Posthumous Forgiveness

122         11           DOJA CAT            Say So

3              12           BILLIE EILISH       Everything I Wanted

130         13           BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB I Can Hardly Speak

18           14           NIALL HORAN    Put A Little Love On Me

26           15           BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB Everything Else Has Gone Wrong

32           16           ARIZONA ZERVAS             Roxanne

49           17           THE BIG MOON Take A Piece

124         18           ALAN WALKER f/ AVA MAX          Alone, Part II

187         19           HALSEY You Should Be Sad

7              20           ALANIS MORISETTE         Reasons I Drink

11           21           THE WEEKND     Heartless

190         22           HAILEE STEINFELD            Wrong Direction

198         23           FRANKY WAH f/ JESSIE WARE      Time After Time

31           24           CAMELPHAT       Rabbit Hole

205         25           DELTA GOODREM            Let It Rain

80           26           IDINA MENZEL   Into The Unknown

215         27           JUSTIN BIEBER   Yummy

216         28           SELENA GOMEZ Rare

223         29           BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB Racing Stripes

227         30           MARTIN SOLVIEG             Juliet & Romeo

45           31           STORMZY f/ ED SHEERAN & BURNA BOY Own It

232         32           RODDY RICH       The Box

74           33           MIRANDA LAMBERT       Bluebird

114         34           SAM FENDER      All Is On My Side

135         35           JON HOPKINS    Luminous Spaces

34           36           GABBY BARRETT               I Hope

38           37           FRIENDLY FIRES Offline

170         38           LA ROUX              Gullible Fool

67           39           ELLIE GOULDING              River

184         40           FREYA RIDINGS Love Is Fire

276         41           KEVIN KRAUTER Surprise

282         42           EYESUN Feel Something

294         43           GEORGIA             24 Hours

142         44           ALEC BENJAMIN               Mind Is A Prison

144         45           THE HIGHWOMEN           Crowded Table

302         46           TRENTEMOLLER Silent Night

169         47           TREVOR DANIEL Falling

119         48           KIM PETRAS        Icy

312         49           COURTEENERS  Better Man

318         50           NADA SURF        Looking For You

303         51           PETER THOMAS If You’re Happy Now

326         52           GABRIELLE APLIN & NINA NESBITT            Miss You 2

328         53           SPENCER CRANDALL       My Person

334         54           GOOM GUM      It’s A Lot

240         55           AVICII   Fades Away

91           56           STORMZY f/ HEADIE ONE              Audacity

105         57           KHALID Up All Night

176         58           JON PARDI          Heartache Medication

355         59           BRING ME THE HORIZON              Dead Dolphin Sounds

40           60           DAN & SHAY, JUSTIN BIEBER        10,000 Hours

360         61           BRING ME THE HORIZON f/ HALSEY          ?

366         62           ELTON JOHN & TARON EGERTON              (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again

201         63           MURA MASA f/ SLOWTHAI           Deal Wiv it

370         64           BRING ME THE HORIZON              Candy Truck

94           65           CAMILA CABELLO             Living Proof

264         66           SPORTS TEAM    The Races

257         67           LANY f/ LAUV     Mean It

56           68           BLACKBEAR        Hot Girl Bummer

385         69           THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA  Divinyls

387         70           ALICIA KEYS        Underdog

90           71           TWENTY ONE PILOTS      The Hype

29           72           SAM SMITH        I Feel Love

393         73           RED VELVET        Psycho

66           74           ENDOR Pump It Up

206         75           BREAKING BENJAMIN    Far Away

168         76           IGGY AZALEA & ALICE CHATER    Lola

248         77           CONAN GRAY    Maniac

218         78           JAMES BLUNT    The Truth

175         79           ADAM LAMBERT               Believe

290         80           LANA DEL REY    Norman F’ing Rockwell

329         81           USHER f/ ELLA MAI          Don’t Waste My Time

12           82           SELENA GOMEZ Lose You To Love Me

41           83           BRING ME THE HORIZON              Ludens

435         84           I FIGHT DRAGONS            A New Brain

439         85           LOUISE Hurt

165         86           MADDIE & TAE  Die From A Broken Heart

239         87           VUKOVI Run/Hide

280         88           SAM FENDER      The Borders

455         89           FRONT BOTTOMS             Camouflage

456         90           GARETH EMERY f/ KOVIC              Somebody

458         91           PETER, BJORN & JOHN   Reason To Be Reasonable

461         92           GEOWULF           He’s 31

462         93           BILLIE EILISH       Ocean Eyes

279         94           COLDPLAY           Champion Of The World

464         95           NORTH PARADE Keepthingscasual

465         96           VIM       Waiting

473         97           RADKEY Portraits

235         98           TWIN ATLANTIC Barcelona

346         99           DAN DEACON    City Of Love

313         100         LIAM PAYNE & CHEAT CODES      Live Forever