Top 30 Songs for December 9-15, 2018

This week I’m pleased to place the wonderfully moving song “In My Mind” by a young Chicago singer-songwriter who goes by the artistic name Draft Evader, at #1. I’ve followed him for a while and have watched him grow and mature as an artist. He’s a terrific songwriter and guitarist, and is also becoming a pretty good vocalist too. Panic! At the Disco’s celebratory “High Hopes” leaps 9 spots to #8. Though I’ve long been a fan of theirs, I did not initially like this song. But after reading fellow blogger MusiCommentator’s review, I listened with fresh ears and an open mind, and damn if it didn’t hook me in!

1. IN MY MIND – Draft Evader (3)
2. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (2)
3. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (4)
4. LOADING ZONES – Kurt Vile (1)
5. UH HUH – Jade Bird (6)
6. HAPPIER – Marshmello featuring Bastille (7)
7. HURT PEOPLE – Two Feet featuring Madison Love (8)
8. HIGH HOPES – Panic! At the Disco (17)
9. NINA CRIED POWER – Hozier featuring Mavis Staples (5)
10. BODY TALKS – The Struts (9)
11. SHE’S KEROSENE – The Interrupters (10)
12. SUPERWOMAN SWAY – Brett Vogel (13)
13. UNREALITIES – Dying Habit (14)
14. YOU’RE SOMEBODY ELSE – flora cash (15)
15. THESE ARE MY FRIENDS – lovelytheband (16)
16. SHAME – Elle King (12)
17. ALL MY FRIENDS – The Revivalists (11)
18. MAKE IT UP AS I GO – Mike Shinoda featuring K.Flay (20)
19. WANDER – Vox Eagle featuring Pierre Fontaine (22)
20. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (23)
21. “99” – Barns Courtney (21)
22. VISIONS – Dirty Heads featuring Kitten (19)
23. BACK DOWN – Bob Moses (26)
24. GHOST – Badflower (18) 18th week on list
25. THANK U, NEXT – Ariana Grande (28)
26. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (30)
27. YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN – Billie Eilish (29)
28. NEW BIRTH IN NEW ENGLAND – Phosphorescent (N)
29. FAST TALK – Houses (N)
30. APOCALIPSTICK – Lazy Queen (N)

Top 30 Songs for December 2-8, 2018

1. LOADING ZONES – Kurt Vile (1) 3rd week #1
2. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (3)
3. IN MY MIND – Draft Evader (5)
4. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (10)
5. NINA CRIED POWER – Hozier featuring Mavis Staples (2)
6. UH HUH – Jade Bird (8)
7. HAPPIER – Marshmello featuring Bastille (9)
8. HURT PEOPLE – Two Feet featuring Madison Love (13)
9. BODY TALKS – The Struts (6)
10. SHE’S KEROSENE – The Interrupters (7)
11. ALL MY FRIENDS – The Revivalists (4)
12. SHAME – Elle King (12)
13. SUPERWOMAN SWAY – Brett Vogel (14)
14. UNREALITIES – Dying Habit (15)
15. YOU’RE SOMEBODY ELSE – flora cash (16)
16. THESE ARE MY FRIENDS – lovelytheband (17)
17. HIGH HOPES – Panic! At the Disco (N)
18. GHOST – Badflower (11)
19. VISIONS – Dirty Heads featuring Kitten (20)
20. MAKE IT UP AS I GO – Mike Shinoda featuring K.Flay (21)
21. “99” – Barns Courtney (23)
22. WANDER – Vox Eagle featuring Pierre Fontaine (24)
23. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (25)
24. TIDAL WAVE – Portugal.The Man (18)
25. DIZZY – The Million Reasons (19) 19th week on chart
26. BACK DOWN – Bob Moses (30)
27. FOREVER – Billy Raffoul (22)
28. THANK U, NEXT – Ariana Grande (N)
29. YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN – Billie Eilish (27)
30. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (N)

Top 30 Songs for November 25-December 1, 2018

1. LOADING ZONES – Kurt Vile (1)
2. NINA CRIED POWER – Hozier featuring Mavis Staples (2)
3. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (5)
4. ALL MY FRIENDS – The Revivalists (4)
5. IN MY MIND – Draft Evader (8)
6. BODY TALKS – The Struts (6)
7. SHE’S KEROSENE – The Interrupters (7)
8. UH HUH – Jade Bird (9)
9. HAPPIER – Marshmello featuring Bastille (10)
10. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (11)
11. GHOST – Badflower (3)
12. SHAME – Elle King (14)
13. HURT PEOPLE – Two Feet featuring Madison Love (15)
14. SUPERWOMAN SWAY – Brett Vogel (16)
15. UNREALITIES – Dying Habit (17)
16. YOU’RE SOMEBODY ELSE – flora cash (18)
17. THESE ARE MY FRIENDS – lovelytheband (19)
18. TIDAL WAVE – Portugal.The Man (13)
19. DIZZY – The Million Reasons (12) 18th week on chart
20. VISIONS – Dirty Heads featuring Kitten (21)
21. MAKE IT UP AS I GO – Mike Shinoda featuring K.Flay (23)
22. FOREVER – Billy Raffoul (26)
23. “99” – Barns Courtney (27)
24. WANDER – Vox Eagle featuring Pierre Fontaine (28)
25. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (29)
26. BURN THE HOUSE DOWN – AJR (20)
27. YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN – Billie Eilish (30)
28. PANIC – Agency Panic (22)
29. CLOSER – IAMWARFACE (25) 19th week on chart
30. BACK DOWN – Bob Moses (N)

Top 30 Songs for November 18-24, 2018

1. LOADING ZONES – Kurt Vile (3)
2. NINA CRIED POWER – Hozier featuring Mavis Staples (1)
3. GHOST – Badflower (2)
4. ALL MY FRIENDS – The Revivalists (4)
5. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (6)
6. BODY TALKS – The Struts (7)
7. SHE’S KEROSENE – The Interrupters (8)
8. IN MY MIND – Draft Evader (9)
9. UH HUH – Jade Bird (10)
10. HAPPIER – Marshmello featuring Bastille (11)
11. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (12)
12. DIZZY – The Million Reasons (5)
13. TIDAL WAVE – Portugal.The Man (13)
14. SHAME – Elle King (17)
15. HURT PEOPLE – Two Feet featuring Madison Love (23)
16. SUPERWOMAN SWAY – Brett Vogel (19)
17. UNREALITIES – Dying Habit (20)
18. YOU’RE SOMEBODY ELSE – flora cash (21)
19. THESE ARE MY FRIENDS – lovelytheband (22)
20. BURN THE HOUSE DOWN – AJR (14)
21. VISIONS – Dirty Heads featuring Kitten (24)
22. PANIC – Agency Panic (15)
23. MAKE IT UP AS I GO – Mike Shinoda featuring K.Flay (25)
24. CLOSER – IAMWARFACE (18) 18th week on chart
25. BETTER NOW – Post Malone (16)
26. FOREVER – Billy Raffoul (27)
27. “99” – Barns Courtney (28)
28. WANDER – Vox Eagle featuring Pierre Fontaine (29)
29. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (30)
30. YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN – Billie Eilish (Re-Entry)

Top 30 Songs for November 11-17, 2018

1. NINA CRIED POWER – Hozier featuring Mavis Staples (1) 3rd week #1
2. GHOST – Badflower (2)
3. LOADING ZONES – Kurt Vile (8)
4. ALL MY FRIENDS – The Revivalists (5)
5. DIZZY – The Million Reasons (3)
6. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (16)
7. BODY TALKS – The Struts (9)
8. SHE’S KEROSENE – The Interrupters (10)
9. IN MY MIND – Draft Evader (12)
10. UH HUH – Jade Bird (14)
11. HAPPIER – Marshmello featuring Bastille (15)
12. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (17)
13. TIDAL WAVE – Portugal.The Man (11)
14. BURN THE HOUSE DOWN – AJR (4)
15. PANIC – Agency Panic (7)
16. BETTER NOW – Post Malone (6)
17. SHAME – Elle King (18)
18. CLOSER – IAMWARFACE (13)
19. SUPERWOMAN SWAY – Brett Vogel (20)
20. UNREALITIES – Dying Habit (21)
21. YOU’RE SOMEBODY ELSE – flora cash (22)
22. THESE ARE MY FRIENDS – lovelytheband (23)
23. HURT PEOPLE – Two Feet featuring Madison Love (27)
24. VISIONS – Dirty Heads featuring Kitten (26)
25. MAKE IT UP AS I GO – Mike Shinoda featuring K.Flay (28)
26. NATURAL – Imagine Dragons (19)
27. FOREVER – Billy Raffoul (30)
28. “99” – Barns Courtney (N)
29. WANDER – Vox Eagle featuring Pierre Fontaine (N)
30. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (N)

Top 30 Songs for November 4-10, 2018

1. NINA CRIED POWER – Hozier featuring Mavis Staples (1)
2. GHOST – Badflower (3)
3. DIZZY – The Million Reasons (2)
4. BURN THE HOUSE DOWN – AJR (4)
5. ALL MY FRIENDS – The Revivalists (5)
6. BETTER NOW – Post Malone (6)
7. PANIC – Agency Panic (8)
8. LOADING ZONES – Kurt Vile (14)
9. BODY TALKS – The Struts (9)
10. SHE’S KEROSENE – The Interrupters (10)
11. TIDAL WAVE – Portugal.The Man (11)
12. IN MY MIND – Draft Evader (13)
13. CLOSER – IAMWARFACE (7)
14. UH HUH – Jade Bird (15)
15. HAPPIER – Marshmello featuring Bastille (16)
16. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (17)
17. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (20)
18. SHAME – Elle King (19)
19. NATURAL – Imagine Dragons (12)
20. SUPERWOMAN SWAY – Brett Vogel (22)
21. UNREALITIES – Dying Habit (23)
22. YOU’RE SOMEBODY ELSE – flora cash (24)
23. THESE ARE MY FRIENDS – lovelytheband (25)
24. NEVERMIND – Dennis Lloyd (18)
25. YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN – Billie Eilish (26)
26. VISIONS – Dirty Heads featuring Kitten (27)
27. HURT PEOPLE – Two Feet featuring Madison Love (29)
28. MAKE IT UP AS I GO – Mike Shinoda featuring K.Flay (30)
29. ARE YOU READY – Disturbed (N)
30. FOREVER – Billy Raffoul (N)

Top 30 Songs for October 28-November 3, 2018

I. NINA CRIED POWER – Hozier featuring Mavis Staples (2)
2. DIZZY – The Million Reasons (1)
3. GHOST – Badflower (3)
4. BURN THE HOUSE DOWN – AJR (7)
5. ALL MY FRIENDS – The Revivalists (8)
6. BETTER NOW – Post Malone (6)
7. CLOSER – IAMWARFACE (4)
8. PANIC – Agency Panic (10)
9. BODY TALKS – The Struts (13)
10. SHE’S KEROSENE – The Interrupters (14)
11. TIDAL WAVE – Portugal.The Man (12)
12. NATURAL – Imagine Dragons (5)
13. IN MY MIND – Draft Evader (15)
14. LOADING ZONES – Kurt Vile (16)
15. UH HUH – Jade Bird (17)
16. HAPPIER – Marshmello featuring Bastille (18)
17. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (19)
18. NEVERMIND – Dennis Lloyd (9)
19. SHAME – Elle King (20)
20. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (22)
21. CITY LOOKS PRETTY – Courtney Barnett (11)
22. SUPERWOMAN SWAY – Brett Vogel (23)
23. UNREALITIES – Dying Habit (25)
24. YOU’RE SOMEBODY ELSE – flora cash (26)
25. THESE ARE MY FRIENDS – lovelytheband (28)
26. YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN – Billie Eilish (29)
27. VISIONS – Dirty Heads featuring Kitten (30)
28. WHEN THE CURTAIN FALLS – Greta Van Fleet (21)
29. HURT PEOPLE – Two Feet featuring Madison Love (N)
30. MAKE IT UP AS I GO – Mike Shinoda featuring K.Flay (N)

Top 30 Songs for October 21-27, 2018

1. DIZZY – The Million Reasons (1)
2. NINA CRIED POWER – Hozier featuring Mavis Staples (6)
3. GHOST – Badflower (3)
4. CLOSER – IAMWARFACE (2)
5. NATURAL – Imagine Dragons (4)
6. BETTER NOW – Post Malone (7)
7. BURN THE HOUSE DOWN – AJR (8)
8. ALL MY FRIENDS – The Revivalists (9)
9. NEVERMIND – Dennis Lloyd (5)
10. PANIC – Agency Panic (11)
11. CITY LOOKS PRETTY – Courtney Barnett (10)
12. TIDAL WAVE – Portugal.The Man (13)
13. BODY TALKS – The Struts (14)
14. SHE’S KEROSENE – The Interrupters (15)
15. IN MY MIND – Draft Evader (17)
16. LOADING ZONES – Kurt Vile (18)
17. UH HUH – Jade Bird (19)
18. HAPPIER – Marshmello featuring Bastille (20)
19. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (21)
20. SHAME – Elle King (22)
21. WHEN THE CURTAIN FALLS – Greta Van Fleet (12)
22. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (25)
23. SUPERWOMAN SWAY – Brett Vogel (24)
24. GOLD RUSH – Death Cab for Cutie (16)
25. UNREALITIES – Dying Habit (28)
26. YOU’RE SOMEBODY ELSE – flora cash (30)
27. JUMPSUIT – twenty one pilots (23)
28. THESE ARE MY FRIENDS – lovelytheband (N)
29. YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN – Billie Eilish (N)
30. VISIONS – Dirty Heads featuring Kitten (N)

Top 30 Songs for October 14-20, 2018

1. DIZZY – The Million Reasons (2)
2. CLOSER – IAMWARFACE (1)
3. GHOST – Badflower (5)
4. NATURAL – Imagine Dragons (3)
5. NEVERMIND – Dennis Lloyd (4)
6. NINA CRIED POWER – Hozier featuring Mavis Staples (10)
7. BETTER NOW – Post Malone (6)
8. BURN THE HOUSE DOWN – AJR (7)
9. ALL MY FRIENDS – The Revivalists (8)
10. CITY LOOKS PRETTY – Courtney Barnett (12)
11. PANIC – Agency Panic (13)
12. WHEN THE CURTAIN FALLS – Greta Van Fleet (9)
13. TIDAL WAVE – Portugal.The Man (14)
14. BODY TALKS – The Struts (15)
15. SHE’S KEROSENE – The Interrupters (16)
16. GOLD RUSH – Death Cab for Cutie (11)
17. IN MY MIND – Draft Evader (19)
18. LOADING ZONES – Kurt Vile (20)
19. UH HUH – Jade Bird (25)
20. HAPPIER – Marshmello featuring Bastille (26)
21. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (27)
22. SHAME – Elle King (28)
23. JUMPSUIT – twenty one pilots (17)
24. SUPERWOMAN SWAY – Brett Vogel (24)
25. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (29)
26. CRAZY – From Ashes to New (18)
27. RIDE OR DIE – The Knocks featuring Foster the People (21)
28. UNREALITIES – Dying Habit (30)
29. FEELS LIKE SUMMER – Childish Gambino (23)
30. YOU’RE SOMEBODY ELSE – flora cash (N)

Top 30 Songs for October 7-13, 2018

1. CLOSER – IAMWARFACE (1) 3rd week at #1
2. DIZZY – The Million Reasons (3)
3. NATURAL – Imagine Dragons (2)
4. NEVERMIND – Dennis Lloyd (4)
5. GHOST – Badflower (6)
6. BETTER NOW – Post Malone (8)
7. BURN THE HOUSE DOWN – AJR (9)
8. ALL MY FRIENDS – The Revivalists (10)
9. WHEN THE CURTAIN FALLS – Greta Van Fleet (7)
10. NINA CRIED POWER – Hozier featuring Mavis Staples (25)
11. GOLD RUSH – Death Cab for Cutie (5)
12. CITY LOOKS PRETTY – Courtney Barnett (14)
13. PANIC – Agency Panic (15)
14. TIDAL WAVE – Portugal.The Man (16)
15. BODY TALKS – The Struts (17)
16. SHE’S KEROSENE – The Interrupters (18)
17. JUMPSUIT – twenty one pilots (11)
18. CRAZY – From Ashes to New (13)
19. IN MY MIND – Draft Evader (20)
20. LOADING ZONES – Kurt Vile (23)
21. RIDE OR DIE – The Knocks featuring Foster the People (19)
22. SOMETHING HUMAN – Muse (12)
23. FEELS LIKE SUMMER – Childish Gambino (21)
24. SUPERWOMAN SWAY – Brett Vogel (26)
25. UH HUH – Jade Bird (29)
26. HAPPIER – Marshmello, Bastille (30)
27. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (N)
28. SHAME – Elle King (N)
29. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (N)
30. UNREALITIES – Dying Habit (N)