Top 30 Songs for November 20-26, 2022

One of the more fascinating artists making music today is dwi, the music project of Canadian singer-songwriter Dwight Abell. He’s also bassist for Canadian alternative/power pop band The Zolas. Based in Vancouver, B.C., the fearless and talented guy lets his creativity and imagination run totally wild with his zany alter ago, making outstanding music that’s innovative, quirky and fun. Last year, dwi released his brilliant debut album Mild Fantasy Violence, which I loved at first listen. One of the album’s tracks, “Good Friend”, spent four months on my Weekly Top 30, going all the way to #1 this past January. Now he reaches the pinnacle of my list for a second time with his wonderful “Party4One“. dwi says the song is “about falling in love with yourself during an intense state of cabin fever. Love yourself, make out with yourself, and for the love of gawd, scare yourself. The weirdos are in charge now!” Accompanied by a deliriously wacky video, it’s a riotous blast from start to finish, with an infectious bouncy groove and dwi’s relentlessly endearing vocals.

In other chart news, the biggest upward movers this week are “SNAP” by Rosa Linn, climbing five spots to #5, and “Unholy” by Sam Smith featuring Kim Petras, jumping eight spots to #16. Debuting this week are “Anti-Hero” by Taylor Swift, finally entering my chart at #27 (the song has been #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the entire three weeks it’s been on that chart); “Out of My System” by former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson, at #29; and “Night Bus” by immensely talented Welsh singer-songwriter Caitlin Lavagna.

  1. PARTY4ONE – dwi (4)
  2. SEX, DRUGS, ETC. – Beach Weather (1)
  3. CRACKER ISLAND – Gorillaz featuring Thundercat (2)
  4. BAD HABIT – Steve Lacy (3)
  5. SNAP – Rosa Linn (10)
  6. WET DREAM – Wet Leg (6)
  7. SISTERS – pMad (7)
  8. THESE ARE THE DAYS – Inhaler (8)
  9. SPIT OF YOU – Sam Fender (9)
  10. THE ECHO – A.A. Williams (5)
  11. WHITE HORSES – Art Block (12)
  12. CREST OF THE WAVE – Foals (13)
  13. I LIKE YOU (A HAPPIER SONG) – Post Malone & Doja Cat (14)
  14. WEIRD GOODBYES – The National featuring Bon Iver (15)
  15. TONIGHT – Phoenix featuring Ezra Koenig (18)
  16. UNHOLY – Sam Smith featuring Kim Petras (24)
  17. I’M IN LOVE WITH YOU – The 1975 (20)
  18. OFFCUTS – Mount Famine (21)
  19. I.N.V.U. – Kid Kapichi (22)
  20. SHADOWS IN THE DARK – The Star Crumbles (23)
  21. NATURAL BORN KILLER – Highly Suspect (19)
  22. THIS IS WHY – Paramore (26)
  23. MY BABE – Spoon (11)
  24. BOY – The Killers (16)
  25. HERE TO FOREVER – Death Cab for Cutie (17)
  26. SAIL AWAY – lovelytheband (28)
  27. ANTI-HERO – Taylor Swift (N)
  28. LOVE DON’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE – Crystal Cities (30)
  29. OUT OF MY SYSTEM – Louis Tomlinson (N)
  30. NIGHT BUS – Caitlin Lavagna (N)

15 thoughts on “Top 30 Songs for November 20-26, 2022

  1. Ok. Had a read on it yesterday, but finally got the chance to sit down and take in the whole article this morning! Yay! “Shadows That Dance in the Dark” is one I love too, I can listen to the whole record front to back, but that one always is jumping out at me. I see “T-Swizzle” (that’s what I call Taylor Swift) broke the list this round, TBH I haven’t listened to it, there was just so much hype about it and her breaking the streaming record for a day, that I was like, eh, I’ll circle back, Think she’s doing just fine without little old me and my peanuts. I approach music like long lines at a department store lol. But your playlist gives me a good place to start! Thanks Jeff

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      1. yeah, it’s not so much like I even avoid her per se, it’s more like one of those things where there’s so much buzz I figure it will be there conveniently to revisit when time permits. Sometimes, things that don’t have any of the buzz around it are super solid and I miss bookmarking it and have trouble remembering stuff so I tend to jump on that stuff right away. Pretty hard to ignore or forget Taylor Swift at the moment lol. Artistically, I do actually enjoy a lot of her work.

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  2. Liesel Jones

    Don’t mean to go off topic but that Cracker Islancd is on point. Thunder Cat just took it to another level. I also think Thundercat’s, Them Changes is a coming together of old school genius meets new school open to it all , and you could never go wrong there.

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    1. I get it. I liked her okay when she began putting out country songs, but it really turned me off when she shifted to pop tripe like like “Shake it Off” and “Bad Blood”. She redeemed herself with her song “Lover”, then her beautiful 2020 album “Folklore”. I’m now a fan, albeit a small one…

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