Top 30 Songs for July 8-14, 2018

Two Feet’s gorgeous and sultry “I Feel Like I’m Drowning” is #1 for a second week, and Leon Bridges holds at #2 with his jazzy “Bad Bad News” (after spending three weeks at #1). The sexy and soulful little sleeper “Unwind” by indie artist John Defeo continues to climb, landing at #7 this week.

Two songs make giant leaps up the chart this week: “Sit Next to Me” by one of my favorite bands Foster the People, which jumps 20 spots to #6, and the beautiful “Such a Simple Thing” by Ray LaMontagne, also jumping 20 spots to #9. “Sit Next to Me” reached #1 on my chart in late December, but has had amazing staying power, spending the past seven months in the top 10 on the Billboard Alternative Chart. This is the song’s 39th non-consecutive week on my Top 30.

1. I FEEL LIKE I’M DROWNING – Two Feet (1)
2. BAD BAD NEWS – Leon Bridges (2)
3. HUNGER – Florence + the Machine (4)
4. ZOMBIE – Bad Wolves (3)
5. SAY AMEN (SATURDAY NIGHT) – Panic! At the Disco (8)
6. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (26) 39th week on list
7. UNWIND – John Defeo (10)
8. PINK LEMONADE – James Bay (5)
9. SUCH A SIMPLE THING – Ray LaMontagne (29)
10. FOUR OUT OF FIVE – Arctic Monkeys (12)
11. THOUGHT CONTAGION – Muse (6)
12. CELEBRATE – Dirty Heads, The Unlikely Candidates (7)
13. BROKEN – lovelytheband (11) 21st week on list
14. COLORS – Beck (16)
15. LIFE TO FIX – The Record Company (17)
16. I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY – Blue October (15)
17. RED MOON SKY – Face of Stone (19)
18. 44 – Oli Barton & the Movement (20)
19. HANDYMAN – AWOLNATION (13)
20. &RUN – Sir Sly (14) 21st week on list
21. HI HELLO – Johnny Marr (24)
22. QUARTER PAST MIDNIGHT – Bastille (21)
23. THIS IS AMERICA – Childish Gambino (9)
24. KAMIKAZE – WALK THE MOON (25)
25. WHATEVER IT TAKES – Imagine Dragons (18)
26. BLOOM – Troye Sivan (28)
27. GIVE YOURSELF A TRY – The 1975 (30)
28. FRACTURED NATION – Future Theory (22)
29. DEVIL – Shinedown (23)
30. GOLD RUSH – Death Cab for Cutie (N)

Top 30 Songs for July 1-7, 2018

 

1. I FEEL LIKE I’M DROWNING – Two Feet (2)
2. BAD BAD NEWS – Leon Bridges (1)
3. ZOMBIE – Bad Wolves (4)
4. HUNGER – Florence + the Machine (8)
5. PINK LEMONADE – James Bay (3)
6. THOUGHT CONTAGION – Muse (5)
7. CELEBRATE – Dirty Heads, The Unlikely Candidates (7)
8. SAY AMEN (SATURDAY NIGHT) – Panic! At the Disco (12)
9. THIS IS AMERICA – Childish Gambino (6)
10. UNWIND – John Defeo (14)
11. BROKEN – lovelytheband (11)
12. FOUR OUT OF FIVE – Arctic Monkeys (15)
13. HANDYMAN – AWOLNATION (9)
14. &RUN – Sir Sly (10)
15. I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY – Blue October (13)
16. COLORS – Beck (16)
17. LIFE TO FIX – The Record Company (19)
18. WHATEVER IT TAKES – Imagine Dragons (17)
19. RED MOON SKY – Face of Stone (21)
20. 44 – Oli Barton & the Movement (23)
21. QUARTER PAST MIDNIGHT – Bastille (22)
22. FRACTURED NATION – Future Theory (24)
23. DEVIL – Shinedown (18)
24. HI HELLO – Johnny Marr (27)
25. KAMIKAZE – WALK THE MOON (28)
26. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (25) 38th week on list
27. SILVER LINING – Mt. Joy (20)
28. BLOOM – Troye Sivan (29)
29. SUCH A SIMPLE THING – Ray LaMontagne (N)
30. GIVE YOURSELF A TRY – The 1975 (N)

Top 30 Songs for June 24-30, 2018

1. BAD BAD NEWS – Leon Bridges (1)
2. I FEEL LIKE I’M DROWNING – Two Feet (2)
3. PINK LEMONADE – James Bay (3)
4. ZOMBIE – Bad Wolves (5)
5. THOUGHT CONTAGION – Muse (6)
6. THIS IS AMERICA – Childish Gambino (4)
7. CELEBRATE – Dirty Heads, Unlikely Candidates (9)
8. HUNGER – Florence + the Machine (11)
9. HANDYMAN – AWOLNATION (7)
10. &RUN – Sir Sly (8)
11. BROKEN – lovelytheband (10)
12. SAY AMEN (SATURDAY NIGHT) – Panic! At the Disco (12)
13. I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY – Blue October (14)
14. UNWIND – John Defeo (15)
15. FOUR OUT OF FIVE – Arctic Monkeys (17)
16. COLORS – Beck (18)
17. WHATEVER IT TAKES – Imagine Dragons (13)
18. DEVIL – Shinedown (16)
19. LIFE TO FIX – The Record Company (20)
20. SILVER LINING – Mt. Joy (19)
21. RED MOON SKY – Face of Stone (23)
22. QUARTER PAST MIDNIGHT – Bastille (24)
23. 44 – Oli Barton & the Movement (25)
24. FRACTURED NATION – Future Theory (26)
25. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (22) 37th week on list
26. FAVORITE COLOR IS BLUE – Robert DeLong, K.Flay (21)
27. HI HELLO – Johnny Marr (N)
28. KAMIKAZE – WALK THE MOON (29)
29. BLOOM – Troye Sivan (30)
30. DANGEROUS NIGHT – 30 Seconds to Mars (28)

Top 30 Songs for June 17-23, 2018

1. BAD BAD NEWS – Leon Bridges (1)
2. I FEEL LIKE I’M DROWNING – Two Feet (4)
3. PINK LEMONADE – James Bay (2)
4. THIS IS AMERICA – Childish Gambino (3)
5. ZOMBIE – Bad Wolves (7)
6. THOUGHT CONTAGION – Muse (8)
7. HANDYMAN – AWOLNATION (5)
8. &RUN – Sir Sly (6)
9. CELEBRATE – Dirty Heads, Unlikely Candidates (10)
10. BROKEN – lovelytheband (9)
11. HUNGER – Florence + the Machine (14)
12. SAY AMEN (SATURDAY NIGHT) – Panic! At the Disco (13)
13. WHATEVER IT TAKES – Imagine Dragons (11)
14. I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY – Blue October (15)
15. UNWIND – John Defeo (16)
16. DEVIL – Shinedown (12)
17. FOUR OUT OF FIVE – Arctic Monkeys (19)
18. COLORS – Beck (18)
19. SILVER LINING – Mt. Joy (20)
20. LIFE TO FIX – The Record Company (21)
21. FAVORITE COLOR IS BLUE – Robert DeLong, K.Flay (17)
22. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (23)
23. RED MOON SKY – Face of Stone (24)
24. QUARTER PAST MIDNIGHT – Bastille (25)
25. 44 – Oli Barton & the Movement (27)
26. FRACTURED NATION – Future Theory (28)
27. GUIDE YOU IN THE DARK – RECKLESS JACKS (22)
28. DANGEROUS NIGHT – 30 Seconds to Mars (N)
29. KAMIKAZE – WALK THE MOON (N)
30. BLOOM – Troye Sivan (N)

Top 30 Songs for June 10-16, 2018

1. BAD BAD NEWS – Leon Bridges (4)
2. PINK LEMONADE – James Bay (1)
3. THIS IS AMERICA – Childish Gambino (2)
4. I FEEL LIKE I’M DROWNING – Two Feet (5)
5. HANDYMAN – AWOLNATION (3)
6. &RUN – Sir Sly (6)
7. ZOMBIE – Bad Wolves (8)
8. THOUGHT CONTAGION – Muse (9)
9. BROKEN – lovelytheband (7)
10. CELEBRATE – Dirty Heads, Unlikely Candidates (10)
11. WHATEVER IT TAKES – Imagine Dragons (11)
12. DEVIL – Shinedown (12)
13. SAY AMEN (SATURDAY NIGHT) – Panic! At the Disco (13)
14. HUNGER – Florence + the Machine (16)
15. I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY – Blue October (14)
16. UNWIND – John Defeo (17)
17. FAVORITE COLOR IS BLUE – Robert Delong, K.Flay (18)
18. COLORS – Beck (19)
19. FOUR OUT OF FIVE – Arctic Monkeys (23)
20. SILVER LINING – Mt. Joy (21)
21. LIFE TO FIX – The Record Company (22)
22. GUIDE YOU IN THE DARK – RECKLESS JACKS (15)
23. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (27)
24. RED MOON SKY – Face of Stone (26)
25. QUARTER PAST MIDNIGHT – Bastille (27)
26. WITHOUT WALLS – Lyia Meta (20)
27. 44 – Oli Barton & the Movement (29)
28. FRACTURED NATION – Future Theory (30)
29. THE JOKE – Brandi Carlile (24)
30. THE NIGHT HAS AN ALIBI – Wons Phreely + the Horses (25)

Top 30 Songs for June 3-9, 2018

1. PINK LEMONADE – James Bay (1) 4th week #1
2. THIS IS AMERICA – Childish Gambino (2)
3. HANDYMAN – AWOLNATION (3)
4. BAD BAD NEWS – Leon Bridges (5)
5. I FEEL LIKE I’M DROWNING – Two Feet (7)
6. &RUN – Sir Sly (4)
7. BROKEN – lovelytheband (6)
8. ZOMBIE – Bad Wolves (9)
9. THOUGHT CONTAGION – Muse (10)
10. CELEBRATE – Dirty Heads, Unlikely Candidates (11)
11. WHATEVER IT TAKES – Imagine Dragons (8)
12. DEVIL – Shinedown (15)
13. SAY AMEN (SATURDAY NIGHT) – Panic! At the Disco (14)
14. I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY – Blue October (16)
15. GUIDE YOU IN THE DARK – RECKLESS JACKS (13)
16. HUNGER – Florence + the Machine (26)
17. UNWIND – John Defeo (19)
18. FAVORITE COLOR IS BLUE – Robert DeLong, K.Flay (20)
19. COLORS – Beck (22)
20. WITHOUT WALLS – Lyia Meta (18)
21. SILVER LINING – Mt. Joy (24)
22. LIFE TO FIX – The Record Company (25)
23. FOUR OUT OF FIVE – Arctic Monkeys (29)
24. THE JOKE – Brandi Carlile (12)
25. THE NIGHT HAS AN ALIBI – Wons Phreely + the Horses (17)
26. RED MOON SKY – Face of Stone (28)
27. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (RE)
28. QUARTER PAST MIDNIGHT – Bastille (30)
29. 44 – Oli Barton & the Movement (N)
30. FRACTURED NATION – Future Theory (N)

Top 30 Songs for May 27-June 2, 2018

1. PINK LEMONADE – James Bay (1)
2. THIS IS AMERICA – Childish Gambino (2)
3. HANDYMAN – AWOLNATION (4)
4. &RUN – Sir Sly (5)
5. BAD BAD NEWS – Leon Bridges (6)
6. BROKEN – lovelytheband (3)
7. I FEEL LIKE I’M DROWNING – Two Feet (9)
8. WHATEVER IT TAKES – Imagine Dragons (8)
9. ZOMBIE – Bad Wolves (14)
10. THOUGHT CONTAGION – Muse (11)
11. CELEBRATE – Dirty Heads, The Unlikely Candidates (13)
12. THE JOKE – Brandi Carlile (7)
13. GUIDE YOU IN THE DARK – RECKLESS JACKS (10)
14. SAY AMEN (SATURDAY NIGHT) – Panic! At the Disco (16)
15. DEVIL – Shinedown (17)
16. I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY – Blue October (18)
17. THE NIGHT HAS AN ALIBI – Wons Phreely + the Horses (12)
18. WITHOUT WALLS – Lyia Meta (19)
19. UNWIND – John Defeo (20)
20. FAVORITE COLOR IS BLUE – Robert DeLong, K.Flay (24)
21. SORRY – Nothing But Thieves (15)
22. COLORS – Beck (25)
23. SATURDAY SUN – Vance Joy (21)
24. SILVER LINING – Mt. Joy (26)
25. LIFE TO FIX – The Record Company (28)
26. HUNGER – Florence + the Machine (29)
27. YOU WORRY ME – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (22)
28. RED MOON SKY – Face of Stone (30)
29. FOUR OUT OF FIVE – Arctic Monkeys (N)
30. QUARTER PAST MIDNIGHT – Bastille (N)

Top 30 Songs for May 20-26, 2018

James Bay’s fantastic single “Pink Lemonade” is #1 for a second week, and Childish Gambino’s brilliant and provocative “This is America”  jumps to #2 in just its second week on the chart. Bad Wolves’ remake of The Cranberries’ powerful protest song “Zombie” – which resonates more than ever today – leaps 10 spots to #14. Florence + The Machine are back with a great new single “Hunger,” which debuts at #29, and three other songs debut as well: “Silver Lining” by Mt. Joy, “Life to Fix” by The Record Company, and “Red Moon Sky” by Face of Stone.

1. PINK LEMONADE – James Bay (1)
2. THIS IS AMERICA – Childish Gambino (8)
3. BROKEN – lovelytheband (3)
4. HANDYMAN – AWOLNATION (4)
5. &RUN – Sir Sly (5)
6. BAD BAD NEWS – Leon Bridges (7)
7. THE JOKE – Brandi Carlile (2)
8. WHATEVER IT TAKES – Imagine Dragons (6)
9. I FEEL LIKE I’M DROWNING – Two Feet (10)
10. GUIDE YOU IN THE DARK – RECKLESS JACKS (11)
11. THOUGHT CONTAGION – Muse (12)
12. THE NIGHT HAS AN ALIBI – Wons Phreely + the Horses (9)
13. CELEBRATE – Dirty Heads, The Unlikely Candidates (18)
14. ZOMBIE – Bad Wolves (24)
15. SORRY – Nothing But Thieves (16)
16. SAY AMEN (SATURDAY NIGHT) – Panic! At the Disco (17)
17. DEVIL – Shinedown (19)
18. I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY – Blue October (21)
19. WITHOUT WALLS – Lyia Meta (20)
20. UNWIND – John Defeo (23)
21. SATURDAY SUN – Vance Joy (13)
22. YOU WORRY ME – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (14)
23. IRREVERSIBLE KNOT – DENSE (15)
24. FAVORITE COLOR IS BLUE – Robert DeLong, K.Flay (26)
25. COLORS – Beck (29)
26. SILVER LINING – Mt. Joy (N)
27. DOUBT – Joywave (22)
28. LIFE TO FIX – The Record Company (N)
29. HUNGER – Florence + The Machine (N)
30. RED MOON SKY – Face of Stone (N)

Top 100 Songs of 2015

2015 was another amazing year in music, and saw the release of numerous albums of merit, most notably the incredible Blurryface from twenty øne piløts, How Big How Blue How Beautiful from Florence + the Machine, Beauty Behind the Madness from The Weeknd, Currents from Tame Impala, Wilder Mind from Mumford & Sons, What Went Down from Foals, Sound and Color from Alabama Shakes, To Pimp a Butterfly from Kendrick Lamar, Drones from Muse, Every Open Eye from CHVRCHES, Kintsugi from Death Cab For Cutie, My Love is Cool from Wolf Alice, Caracal from Disclosure, Get to Heaven from Everything Everything and, at the end of the year, Adele’s eagerly awaited and record-setting 25.  One of my personal favorites was No Devotion’s exceptional debut album Permanence, which I previously reviewed in this blog.

One of the biggest hits of the year was the hugely popular “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. The wildly entertaining and oft-imitated video paid homage to masters of funk James Brown, Funkadelic and Prince. Another break-out artist was Elle King, whose “Ex’s and Oh’s” was one of the biggest and most enjoyable songs of the year, and I especially loved “My Type” from Saint Motel, a fun and stylish tune. My pick for best song of 2015 is “Tear in My Heart,” a rousing anthem to the highs and lows of love from my favorite band of the year, twenty øne piløts.

1. TEAR IN MY HEART – twenty øne piløts

2. UPTOWN FUNK! – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
3. FIRST – Cold War Kids
4. EX’S AND OH’S – Elle King
5. SHUT UP AND DANCE – Walk the Moon
6. RENEGADES – X Ambassadors
7. BELIEVE – Mumford & Sons
8. STRESSED OUT – twenty øne piløts
9. THE LESS I KNOW THE BETTER – Tame Impala
10. CAN’T FEEL MY FACE – The Weeknd
11. DREAMS – Beck
12. MY TYPE – Saint Motel
13. HELLO – Adele
14. LAMPSHADES ON FIRE – Modest Mouse
15. THINKING OUT LOUD – Ed Sheeran
16. HOLLOW MOON (BAD WOLF) – AWOLNATION
17. LONG WAY DOWN – Robert DeLong
18. SHIP TO WRECK – Florence + the Machine
19. DON’T WANNA FIGHT – Alabama Shakes
20. DEAD INSIDE – Muse
21. BLACK SUN – Death Cab For Cutie
22. CRYSTALS – Of Monsters and Men
23. WHAT KIND OF MAN? – Florence + the Machine
24. SOMETHING FROM NOTHING – Foo Fighters
25. S.O.B. – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
26. ROLLERCOASTER – Bleachers
27. ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME – Coldplay
28. BUDAPEST – George Ezra
29. MOANING LISA SMILE – Wolf Alice
30. NEARLY FORGOT MY BROKEN HEART – Chris Cornell
31. ELECTRIC LOVE – BØRNS
32. CECILIA AND THE SATELLITE – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
33. BLAME IT ON ME – George Ezra
34. WHAT WENT DOWN – Foals
35. I AM – AWOLNATION
36. EARNED IT (FIFTY SHADES OF GREY) – The Weeknd
37. CIGARETTE DAYDREAMS – Cage the Elephant
38. COULD HAVE BEEN ME – The Struts
39. EVERY OTHER FRECKLE – alt-J
40. THE WOLF – Mumford & Sons
41. MESS IS MINE – Vance Joy
42. SEDONA – Houndmouth
43. THE GHOSTS OF BEVERLY DRIVE – Death Cab for Cutie
44. 2 HEADS – Coleman Hell
45. HOLD BACK THE RIVER – James Bay
46. I BET MY LIFE – Imagine Dragons
47. R.I.P. 2 MY YOUTH – The Neighbourhood
48. FIGURE IT OUT – Royal Blood
49. SOMEBODY NEW – Joywave
50. ADDITION – No Devotion
51. MOUNTAIN AT MY GATES – Foals
52. MERCY – Muse
53. KATHLEEN – Catfish & the Bottlemen
54. FAIRLY LOCAL – twenty øne piløts
55. R U MINE? – Arctic Monkeys
56. SOMEONE NEW – Hozier
57. HOTLINE BLING – Drake
58. COLD COLD MAN – Saint Motel
59. THE GROUND WALKS, WITH TIME IN A BOX – Modest Mouse
60. LEAVE A TRACE – CHVRCHES
61. DIFFERENT COLORS – Walk the Moon
62. MOLECULES – Atlas Genius
63. COMING HOME – Leon Bridges
64. FLASHED JUNK MIND – Milky Chance
65. THE WEIGHT OF LOVE – The Black Keys
66. FROM EDEN – Hozier
67. UMA THURMAN – Fall Out Boy
68. WHAT DO YOU MEAN? – Justin Bieber
69. REGRET – Everything Everything
70. SHOTS – Imagine Dragons
71. EVERY BREAKING WAVE – U2
72. COMING FOR YOU – The Offspring
73. SOUND OF CHANGE – Dirty Heads
74. EVERYTHING IS WRONG – Interpol
75. KARMA – Disciples of Babylon
76. DISTANT PAST – Everything Everything
77. DYING TO SHINE – She Pulled the Trigger
78. REALiTi – Grimes
79. WANT TO WANT ME – Jason Derulo
80. CIGARETTES AND SAINTS – The Wonder Years
81. REALLY LOVE – D’Angelo and the Vanguard
82. I LIVED – OneRepublic
83. CIVIL WAR – Ages Apart
84. BEST OF ME – The Awareness
85. PERMANENT SUNLIGHT – No Devotion
86. STYLE – Taylor Swift
87. I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE – Sam Smith
88. FOOL FOR LOVE – Lord Huron
89. WAVES – Mr. Probst
90. KING KUNTA – Kendrick Lamar
91. LITTLE MONSTER – Royal Blood
92. JEALOUS – Nick Jonas
93. BAD BLOOD – Ryan Adams
94. SEE YOU AGAIN – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
95. OUTTA MY MIND – The ARCS
96. CONGREGATION – Foo Fighters
97. ELASTIC HEART – Sia
98. LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO – Ellie Goulding
99. HALLELUJAH – Panic! At the Disco
100. ABSOLUTION CALLING – Incubus

Top 10 Songs for Week of October 11-17


1. SHIP TO WRECK – Florence + the Machine
2. FIRST – Cold War Kids
3. STRESSED OUT – twenty one pilots
4. I AM – Awolnation
5. EX’S AND OH’S – Elle King
6. COULD HAVE BEEN ME – The Struts
7. WHAT DO YOU MEAN? – Justin Bieber
8. DIFFERENT COLORS – Walk the Moon
9. 2 HEADS – Coleman Hell
10. S.O.B. – Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats