Top 30 Songs for November 7-13, 2021

After a three-week run on top with “Mine Forever”, Lord Huron have been supplanted by British indie pop-rock band The Zangwills, whose gorgeous and cinematic “Never Looked Back” takes over the #1 spot. I featured them and their song a few months ago, and immediately recognized it as a future number-one hit. They’re definitely a band with a bright future if they continue putting out such quality music.

Closing in fast is my favorite artist Two Feet, with his smoldering “Don’t Bring Me Down” rising three spots to #2. Texas alt-rock band Roadkeeper holds at #4 with their politically-charged “Take the L”, and Adele’s poignant “Easy on Me” is #6 for a second week. The lone entry into the top 10 this week is “Survivor” by Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats. Canadian rockers Bealby Point continue their climb up my chart with “Talk to Me”. The Strokes-esque gem with a killer bassline lands at #14 this week. The War on Drugs’ beautiful “I Don’t Live Here Anymore” debuts at #21, while silky-voiced Australian singer-songwriter G. Samedi enters at #30 with his sensual track “Rearview”.
  1. NEVER LOOKED BACK – The Zangwills (3)
  2. DON’T BRING ME DOWN – Two Feet (5)
  3. MINE FOREVER – Lord Huron (1)
  4. TAKE THE L – Roadkeeper (4)
  5. WRECKED – Imagine Dragons (2)
  6. EASY ON ME – Adele (6)
  7. I DON’T WANNA TALK (I JUST WANNA DANCE) – Glass Animals (8)
  8. CAN YOU HANDLE MY LOVE?? – WALK THE MOON (10)
  9. DISTORTED LIGHT BEAM – Bastille (9)
  10. SURVIVOR – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (16)
  11. TRANSPARENTSOUL – WILLOW featuring Travis Barker (7)
  12. BEGGIN’ – Måneskin (19)
  13. BITTER TASTE – Billy Idol (15)
  14. TALK TO ME – Bealby Point (17)
  15. COLORADO – Milky Chance (18)
  16. THE ANGEL OF 8TH AVE. – Gang of Youths (11)
  17. SATURDAY – twenty øne piløts (12)
  18. BAD DREAM – Cannons (13)
  19. WHAT YOU SAY – Cold War Kids (14)
  20. JUSTIFIED – Kacey Musgraves (23)
  21. I DON’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE – The War on Drugs ft. Lucius (N)
  22. LOVE LOVE LOVE – My Morning Jacket (28)
  23. LOVE IN OCTOBER – Ships Have Sailed (27)
  24. GOOD FRIEND – dwi (29)
  25. MY UNIVERSE – Coldplay & BTS (26)
  26. FREAKS – Surf Curse (20)
  27. STARTS WITH YOU – Shimmer Johnson (30)
  28. BE A WOMAN – DeLaurentis (21)
  29. MISSING PIECE – Vance Joy (22)
  30. REARVIEW – G. Samedi (N)

Top 30 Songs for Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2021

I just love Lord Huron’s music, and their beautiful “Mine Forever” remains at the pinnacle of my Weekly Top 30 for a 3rd week. Imagine Dragons’ “Wrecked” and The Zangwills’ “Never Looked Back” hold at #2 and #3, and Roadkeeper’s “Take the L” climbs a notch to #4. Four songs enter the top 10 this week: Two Feet’s “Don’t Bring Me Down” and Adele’s “Easy on Me”, both of which leap nine spots to #5 and #6, respectively, Glass Animals “I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)” and WALK THE MOON’s “Can You Handle My Love??” The jolting and raw “Survivor” by Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats took a while to grow on me but now I love it, and it jumps eight spots to #16. Debuting this week are three great new songs: “Love Love Love” by My Morning Jacket, “Good Friend” by dwi, and “Starts With You” by Shimmer Johnson.

  1. MINE FOREVER – Lord Huron (1)
  2. WRECKED – Imagine Dragons (2)
  3. NEVER LOOKED BACK – The Zangwills (3)
  4. TAKE THE L – Roadkeeper (5)
  5. DON’T BRING ME DOWN – Two Feet (14)
  6. EASY ON ME – Adele (15)
  7. TRANSPARENTSOUL – WILLOW featuring Travis Barker (4)
  8. I DON’T WANNA TALK (I JUST WANNA DANCE) – Glass Animals (11)
  9. DISTORTED LIGHT BEAM – Bastille (10)
  10. CAN YOU HANDLE MY LOVE?? – WALK THE MOON (12)
  11. THE ANGEL OF 8TH AVE. – Gang of Youths (6)
  12. SATURDAY – twenty øne piløts (7)
  13. BAD DREAM – Cannons (8)
  14. WHAT YOU SAY – Cold War Kids (9)
  15. BITTER TASTE – Billy Idol (13)
  16. SURVIVOR – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (24)
  17. TALK TO ME – Bealby Point (21)
  18. COLORADO – Milky Chance (22)
  19. BEGGIN’ – Måneskin (25)
  20. FREAKS – Surf Curse (20)
  21. BE A WOMAN – DeLaurentis (16)
  22. MISSING PIECE – Vance Joy (17)
  23. JUSTIFIED – Kacey Musgraves (27)
  24. NDA – Billie Eilish (18)
  25. HUSH – The Marías (19)
  26. MY UNIVERSE – Coldplay & BTS (28)
  27. LOVE IN OCTOBER – Ships Have Sailed (30)
  28. LOVE LOVE LOVE – My Morning Jacket (N)
  29. GOOD FRIEND – dwi (N)
  30. STARTS WITH YOU – Shimmer Johnson (N)

Top 30 Songs for October 24-30, 2021

Lord Huron hold the top spot for a second week with their stunning “Mine Forever”, and Imagine Dragons’ poignant “Wrecked” moves up to second place. I think it’s one of the best songs they’ve ever done. Climbing four spots to #3 is the cinematic beauty “Never Looked Back” by British alt-rock band The Zangwills, who I first learned about this past August when I reviewed the track. Otherwise, all the songs in last week’s top 10 remain in that esteemed group again this week.

This is also an exciting week for debuts, with five new entries. My favorite artist Two Feet has released another fantastic, smoldering single “Don’t Bring Me Down”, which enters at #14, replacing his song “Devil” which spent four weeks at #1. This is his fifth song in a row to appear on my Weekly Top 30, giving him an unbroken run of 52 weeks. My favorite female vocalist Adele dropped her first new music in six years with her emotion-filled “Easy On Me”, which enters at #15. Kacey Musgraves makes her first appearance on my Weekly Top 30 with her heartfelt single “justified”, which debuts at #27. I have mixed feelings about the new collaborative single “My Universe” by Coldplay (a longtime favorite band of mine) and Korean band BTS, but I do like it well enough for it to enter my chart at #28. Last, but certainly not least, is “Love in October” by L.A.-based duo Ships Have Sailed, which debuts at #30 and replaces their previous single “Take My Money” after its ten-week run. Two of their singles, “Escape” and “Breathe” have reached #1 on my Weekly Top 30.

  1. MINE FOREVER – Lord Huron (1)
  2. WRECKED – Imagine Dragons (3)
  3. NEVER LOOKED BACK – The Zangwills (7)
  4. TRANSPARENTSOUL – WILLOW featuring Travis Barker (2)
  5. TAKE THE L – Roadkeeper (6)
  6. THE ANGEL OF 8TH AVE. – Gang of Youths (4)
  7. SATURDAY – twenty øne piløts (5)
  8. BAD DREAM – Cannons (8)
  9. WHAT YOU SAY – Cold War Kids (9)
  10. DISTORTED LIGHT BEAM – Bastille (10)
  11. I DON’T WANNA TALK (I JUST WANNA DANCE) – Glass Animals (15)
  12. CAN YOU HANDLE MY LOVE?? – WALK THE MOON (13)
  13. BITTER TASTE – Billy Idol (16)
  14. DON’T BRING ME DOWN – Two Feet (N)
  15. EASY ON ME – Adele (N)
  16. BE A WOMAN – DeLaurentis (11)
  17. MISSING PIECE – Vance Joy (12)
  18. NDA – Billie Eilish (17)
  19. HUSH – The Marías (18)
  20. FREAKS – Surf Curse (20)
  21. TALK TO ME – Bealby Point (22)
  22. COLORADO – Milky Chance (23)
  23. PIGS IN THE SKY – Grabbitz (24)
  24. SURVIVOR – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (29)
  25. BEGGIN’ – Måneskin (30)
  26. I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE – Måneskin (14)
  27. JUSTIFIED – Kacey Musgraves (N)
  28. MY UNIVERSE – Coldplay & BTS (N)
  29. STARGAZING – The Neighbourhood (19)
  30. LOVE IN OCTOBER – Ships Have Sailed (N)