Top 30 Songs for January 30-February 5, 2022

There’s not a lot of movement on my latest Weekly Top 30, as the top seven songs from last week remain in the top seven this week, albeit with a bit of shuffling of the ones at #s 2-7. Band of Horses’ beautiful song of unrequited love “Crutch” remains at #1 for a second week, and dwi’s “Good Friend” switches places with Kings of Leon’s “Time in Disguise” for the #2 and #3 spots. Canadian-American singer-songwriter Shimmer Johnson’s wonderful dance-pop song “Starts With You” moves up a notch to #4, followed close behind at #5 by the marvelous spaghetti western-esque “I See the Sun” by British psychedelic pop/rock band Solar Eyes.

There are at least six new songs I wanted to add to this list, but only had room for two: L.A. pop-rock duo Ships Have Sailed’s breathtaking “Broken Hearts” enters at #29, replacing their song “Love in October” after its 14-week run, which itself replaced their previous single “Take My Money”, meaning they’ve continuously had a song on my Weekly Top 30 since mid-August of last year. Welsh artist Secret Postal Society’s uplifting couplet “Something From Nothing/Points of Light” enters at #30.

  1. CRUTCH – Band of Horses (1)
  2. TIME IN DISGUISE – Kings of Leon (3)
  3. GOOD FRIEND – dwi (2)
  4. STARTS WITH YOU – Shimmer Johnson (5)
  5. I SEE THE SUN – Solar Eyes (7)
  6. I DON’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE – The War on Drugs feat. Lucius (4)
  7. THE TIPPING POINT – Tears for Fears (6)
  8. TWO CAR FAMILY – Apollo Junction (9)
  9. LEFT BEHIND – a million rich daughters (10)
  10. SMILE – Wolf Alice (12)
  11. THE HARDEST CUT – Spoon (16)
  12. JOURNEYMAN’S BALLET – Sam Rappaport (13)
  13. U&ME – alt-J (14)
  14. ONE AND THE SAME – Future Theory (15)
  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE – My Morning Jacket (8)
  16. WAKE ME UP – Foals (17)
  17. I DON’T WANNA TALK (I JUST WANNA DANCE) – Glass Animals (11)
  18. UNTIL I COME HOME – Two Feet & grandson (19)
  19. CHAPSTICK – COIN (20)
  20. HEAD IN THE CLOUDS – Thunder Fox (21)
  21. THE OUTSIDE – twenty øne piløts (22)
  22. THE ONLY HEARTBREAKER – Mitski (24)
  23. INDUSTRY BABY – Lil Nas X featuring Jack Harlow (25)
  24. JUST LIKE ALWAYS – Oli Barton & the Movement & Maella (26)
  25. REDCHURCH STREET BLUES – Philip Morgan Lewis (27)
  26. MAGNIFICENT HURT – Elvis Costello & The Imposters (28)
  27. OH MY GOD – Adele (30)
  28. BEGGIN’ – Måneskin (18)
  29. BROKEN HEARTS – Ships Have Sailed (N)

16 thoughts on “Top 30 Songs for January 30-February 5, 2022

  1. Craig Mapstone

    Oh man! I am honestly so thrilled to be in one of Jeff’s top 30 lists with so many other bands and artists that I admire.
    This really is amazing – thanks Jeff ❤️
    – Craig (Secret Postal Society)

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  2. That Band of Horses tune and video are neat. I need to further check out this band. I also continue to like your Kings of Leon, dwi and War On Drugs picks.

    Your new entries sound intriguing as well. I neither had heard of Ships Have Sailed nor Secret Postal Society.

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    1. Band of Horses have been around quite a long time, and I need to check out more of their music catalog as well. I love the music of Ships Have Sailed, and have featured them numerous times on my blog. Secret Postal Society was created by Craig Mapstone at the end of 2020, and I recently wrote about him and the fact he wrote and recorded a new song every week of 2021.

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      1. I’m just started listening to Band of Horses’ “Infinite Arms” album from 2010. So far I like what I’m hearing.

        I hope to further check out Ships Have Sailed and Secret Postal Society as well.

        I remember your post about Craig Mapstone – writing a new song each week for an entire year is incredible. It’s got to hard to constantly stimulate your creativity!

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  3. badfinger20 (Max)

    I do like Crutch like I said on another post…The Kings of Leon song sounds really good. I also like the Elvis Costello song. I’m an Elvis fan..he has some good pop/rock songs.


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