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 April 15-21, 2018

1. BROKEN – lovelytheband (3)
2. WORLD GONE MAD – Bastille (1)
3. WHATEVER IT TAKES – Imagine Dragons (4)
4. TWO HIGH – Moon Taxi (2)
5. YOU WORRY ME – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (6)
6. THE JOKE – Brandi Carlile (11)
7. &RUN – Sir Sly (9)
8. SEVERED – The Decemberists (10)
9. ALL THE STARS – Kendrick Lamar, SZA (5)
10. HANDYMAN – AWOLNATION (13)
11. THE NIGHT HAS AN ALIBI – Wons Phreely + the Horses (12)
12. PINK LEMONADE – James Bay (15)
13. THOUGHT CONTAGION – Muse (14)
14. THE GOLD – Manchester Orchestra (16)
15. RUN FOR COVER – The Killers (7)
16. SAFARI SONG – Greta Van Fleet (8)
17. BAD BAD NEWS – Leon Bridges (26)
18. ALREADY GONE – Brett Dennen (20)
19. PAIN – The War on Drugs (17)
20. LIVE IN THE MOMENT – Portugal. The Man (18)
21. GUIDE YOU IN THE DARK – Reckless Jacks (21)
22. SATURDAY SUN – Vance Joy (22)
23. MY MY MY! – Troye Sivan (24)
24. IRREVERSIBLE KNOT – DENSE (25)
25. LOS AGELESS – St. Vincent (19)
26. SCARY LOVE – The Neighbourhood (23)
27. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (27) 33rd week on list
28. I FEEL LIKE I’M DROWNING – Two Feet (N)
29. BEST FRIEND – Sofi Tukker, NERVO, The Knocks, Alisa Ueno (28)
30. WITHOUT WALLS – Lyia Meta (N)

Top 30 Songs for April 8-14, 2018

1. WORLD GONE MAD – Bastille (1)
2. TWO HIGH – Moon Taxi (3)
3. BROKEN – lovelytheband (6)
4. WHATEVER IT TAKES – Imagine Dragons (7)
5. ALL THE STARS – Kendrick Lamar, SZA (2)
6. YOU WORRY ME – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (8)
7. RUN FOR COVER – The Killers (5)
8. SAFARI SONG – Greta Van Fleet (4)
9. &RUN – Sir Sly (10)
10. SEVERED – The Decemberists (11)
11. THE JOKE – Brandi Carlile (17)
12. THE NIGHT HAS AN ALIBI – Wons Phreely + the Horses (14)
13. HANDYMAN – AWOLNATION (16)
14. THOUGHT CONTAGION – Muse (15)
15. PINK LEMONADE – James Bay (20)
16. THE GOLD – Manchester Orchestra (19)
17. PAIN – The War on Drugs (12)
18. LIVE IN THE MOMENT – Portugal. The Man (13)
19. LOS AGELESS – St. Vincent (9)
20. ALREADY GONE – Brett Dennen (21)
21. GUIDE YOU IN THE DARK – Reckless Jacks (23)
22. SATURDAY SUN – Vance Joy (26)
23. SCARY LOVE – The Neighbourhood (18)
24. MY MY MY! – Troye Sivan (28)
25. IRREVERSIBLE KNOT – DENSE (29)
26. BAD BAD NEWS – Leon Bridges (N)
27. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (24) 32nd week on list
28. BEST FRIEND – Sofi Tukker, NERVO, The Knocks, Alisa Ueno (22)
29. SOBER UP – AJR ft. Rivers Cuomo (25)
30. WE FIGHT – Dashboard Confessional (27)

Top 30 Songs for April 1-7, 2018

It’s taken a while to get there, but my new number one song is Bastille’s “World Gone Mad.” Though it was featured in the fantasy crime film Bright, the song addresses the strong political divisiveness and turmoil in Britain that resulted in Brexit. Many of the lyrics also describe the current fucked up political situation in America, where we’re led by an evil, narcissistic sociopath who has encouraged racism and nationalism, which is why it resonates so powerfully with me. The song was a modest hit, charting only on the Billboard Alternative Chart, however I think it’s Bastille’s best song since “Pompeii,” if not their absolute best.

Debuting at #17 is “The Joke” by Brandi Carlile. I was not very familiar with her music, but was floored the first time I heard this song, it’s that beautiful. This song is a certainty for a future #1 spot. And new at #20 is “Pink Lemonade” by James Bay. Wow, this song is HOT! Such a big departure from his former look and sound, which I really liked, but I’m loving this!

Additionally, I’ve expanded my list from 20 to 30 songs, as there are just so many great ones to choose from. I also want to include more indie artists who I believe are putting out some really excellent music.

1. WORLD GONE MAD – Bastille (3)
2. ALL THE STARS – Kendrick Lamar, SZA (1)
3. TWO HIGH – Moon Taxi (4)
4. SAFARI SONG – Greta Van Fleet (2)
5. RUN FOR COVER – The Killers (6)
6. BROKEN – lovelytheband (7)
7. WHATEVER IT TAKES – Imagine Dragons (13)
8. YOU WORRY ME – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (10)
9. LOS AGELESS – St. Vincent (5)
10. &RUN – Sir Sly (11)
11. SEVERED – The Decemberists (12)
12. PAIN – The War on Drugs (8)
13. LIVE IN THE MOMENT – Portugal. The Man (9)
14. THE NIGHT HAS AN ALIBI – Wons Phreely + the Horses (16)
15. THOUGHT CONTAGION – Muse (17)
16. HANDYMAN – AWOLNATION (20)
17. THE JOKE – Brandi Carlile (N)
18. SCARY LOVE – The Neighbourhood (14)
19. THE GOLD – Manchester Orchestra (21)
20. PINK LEMONADE – James Bay (N)
21. ALREADY GONE – Brett Dennen (N)
22. BEST FRIEND – Sofi Tukker, NERVO, The Knocks, Alisa Ueno (15)
23. GUIDE YOU IN THE DARK – Reckless Jacks (N)
24. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (22) 31st week on list
25. SOBER UP – AJR ft. Rivers Cuomo (19)
26. SATURDAY SUN – Vance Joy (N)
27. WE FIGHT – Dashboard Confessional (23)
28. MY MY MY! – Troye Sivan (N)
29. IRREVERSIBLE KNOT – DENSE (N)
30. HAPPY HOUR – Weezer (24)

Top 20 Songs for February 25-March 3, 2018

1. PAIN – The War on Drugs (1)
2. SAFARI SONG – Greta Van Fleet (4)
3. LIVE IN THE MOMENT – Portugal. The Man (2)
4. SCARY LOVE – The Neighbourhood (5)
5. LOS AGELESS – St. Vincent (6)
6. SOBER UP – AJR ft. Rivers Cuomo (3)
7. TWO HIGH – Moon Taxi (8)
8. ALL THE STARS – Kendrick Lamar, SZA (13)
9. WORLD GONE MAD – Bastille (10)
10. HAPPY HOUR – Weezer (11)
11. RUN FOR COVER – The Killers (12)
12. ALL ON MY MIND – Anderson East (9)
13. BORN FOR GREATNESS – Papa Roach (14)
14. ONE FOOT – WALK THE MOON (7) 21st week on list
15. YOU WORRY ME – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (17)
16. BROKEN – lovelytheband (19)
17. GOD’S PLAN – Drake (18)
18. &RUN – Sir Sly (20)
19. I ONLY LIE WHEN I LOVE YOU – Royal Blood (15)
20. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (16) 25th week on list

Top 20 Songs for February 18-24, 2018

1. PAIN – The War on Drugs (2)
2. LIVE IN THE MOMENT – Portugal. The Man (1)
3. SOBER UP – AJR ft. Rivers Cuomo (4)
4. SAFARI SONG – Greta Van Fleet (5)
5. SCARY LOVE – The Neighbourhood (6)
6. LOS AGELESS – St. Vincent (7)
7. ONE FOOT – WALK THE MOON (3)
8. TWO HIGH – Moon Taxi (8)
9. ALL ON MY MIND – Anderson East (9)
10. WORLD GONE MAD – Bastille (11)
11. HAPPY HOUR – Weezer (12)
12. RUN FOR COVER – The Killers (13)
13. ALL THE STARS – Kendrick Lamar ft. SZA (14)
14. BORN FOR GREATNESS – Papa Roach (16)
15. I ONLY LIE WHEN I LOVE YOU – Royal Blood (10)
16. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (15) 24th week on list
17. YOU WORRY ME – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (20)
18. GOD’S PLAN – Drake (17)
19. BROKEN – lovelytheband (N)
20. &RUN – Sir Sly (N)

Top 20 Songs for February 11-17, 2018

1. LIVE IN THE MOMENT – Portugal. The Man (1)
2. PAIN – The War on Drugs (2)
3. ONE FOOT – WALK THE MOON (3)
4. SOBER UP – AJR ft. Rivers Cuomo (4)
5. SAFARI SONG – Greta Van Fleet (6)
6. SCARY LOVE – The Neighbourhood (7)
7. LOS AGELESS – St. Vincent (8)
8. TWO HIGH – Moon Taxi (9)
9. ALL ON MY MIND – Anderson East (10)
10. I ONLY LIE WHEN I LOVE YOU – Royal Blood (5)
11. WORLD GONE MAD – Bastille (11)
12. HAPPY HOUR – Weezer (12)
13. RUN FOR COVER – The Killers (17)
14. ALL THE STARS – Kendrick Lamar, SZA (18)
15. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (16) 23rd week on list
16. BORN FOR GREATNESS – Papa Roach (N)
17. GOD’S PLAN – Drake (19)
18. KINKY – Oli Barton & the Movement (13)
19. PASSION – AWOLNATION (14)
20. YOU WORRY ME – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (N)

Top 20 Songs for February 4-10, 2018

1. LIVE IN THE MOMENT – Portugal. The Man (1)
2. PAIN – The War on Drugs (3)
3. ONE FOOT – WALK THE MOON (2)
4. SOBER UP – AJR ft. Rivers Cuomo (4)
5. I ONLY LIE WHEN I LOVE YOU – Royal Blood (5)
6. SAFARI SONG – Greta Van Fleet (6)
7. SCARY LOVE – The Neighbourhood (8)
8. LOS AGELESS – St. Vincent (11)
9. TWO HIGH – Moon Taxi (12)
10. ALL ON MY MIND – Anderson East (13)
11. WORLD GONE MAD – Bastille (16)
12. HAPPY HOUR – Weezer (15)
13. KINKY – Oli Barton & the Movement (7)
14. PASSION – AWOLNATION (10)
15. WITHOUT YOU – Disciples of Babylon (9) 19th week on list
16. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (14) 22nd week on list
17. RUN FOR COVER – The Killers (20)
18. ALL THE STARS – Kendrick Lamar, SZA (N)
19. GOD’S PLAN – Drake (N)
20. RX(MEDICATE) – Theory of a Deadman (17)