Top 30 Songs for October 17-23, 2021

Los Angeles-based Lord Huron have become one of my favorite bands over the past year, and I think their gorgeous album Long Lost is one of the very best of 2021. “Mine Forever”, the second single to be released from the album, is my new #1 song this week. It’s their second song to top my chart this year, the first being “Not Dead Yet”, the first single from Long Lost.

Entering the Top 10 this week are “Never Looked Back” by British band The Zangwills, and “Distorted Light Beam” by Bastille. Continuing their climb up the charts are “I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)” by the Glass Animals and “Bitter Taste” by the legendary Billy Idol, both leaping seven spots. The lone debut this week is “Beggin'” by Italian rock band Måneskin, entering the chart at #30, and giving them two songs on this list (the other is “I Wanna Be Your Slave”, at #14).

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

Top 30 Songs for October 10-16, 2021

Willow Smith and Travis Barker’s bombastic “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l” stays on top of my Weekly Top 30 for a second week, with Lord Huron’s gorgeous “Mine Forever” knocking on the back door. Cold War Kids enter the top 10 with their rousing “What You Say”, and British band The Zangwills anthemic “Never Looked Back” continues it’s climb up the chart to #11. Glass Animals leap eight spots to #22 with their delightful “I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)”, while Billy Idol’s “Bitter Taste” jumps five spots to #23. It’s taken me a while to get into Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats’ latest single “Survivor”, which debuts at #30.

  1. TRANSPARENTSOUL – WILLOW featuring Travis Barker (1)
  2. MINE FOREVER – Lord Huron (3)
  3. SATURDAY – twenty øne piløts (2)
  4. WRECKED – Imagine Dragons (4)
  5. THE ANGEL OF 8TH AVE. – Gang of Youths (5)
  6. BE A WOMAN – DeLaurentis (8)
  7. BAD DREAM – Cannons (9)
  8. TAKE THE L – Roadkeeper (10)
  9. MISSING PIECE – Vance Joy (6)
  10. WHAT YOU SAY – Cold War Kids (12)
  11. NEVER LOOKED BACK – The Zangwills (16)
  12. STARGAZING – The Neighbourhood (7)
  13. I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE – Måneskin (13)
  14. DISTORTED LIGHT BEAM – Bastille (19)
  15. CAN YOU HANDLE MY LOVE?? – WALK THE MOON (18)
  16. TAKE MY MONEY – Ships Have Sailed (15)
  17. LAST TRAIN HOME – John Mayer (11)
  18. MAKING A FIRE – Foo Fighters (17)
  19. DEVIL – Two Feet (14)
  20. NDA – Billie Eilish (20)
  21. HUSH – The Marías (21)
  22. I DON’T WANNA TALK (I JUST WANNA DANCE) – Glass Animals (30)
  23. BITTER TASTE – Billy Idol (28)
  24. FREAKS – Surf Curse (24)
  25. TALK TO ME – Bealby Point (25)
  26. PIGS IN THE SKY – Grabbitz (26)
  27. HOW NOT TO START A FIGHT – Caitlin Lavagna (27)
  28. COLORADO – Milky Chance (29)
  29. MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) – Lil Nas X (22)
  30. SURVIVOR – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (N)

Top 30 Songs for October 3-9, 2021

I just love “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l”, wherein 20-year-old WILLOW (the daughter of actors Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, for those who don’t already know) goes off on fake and duplicitous people with scathing lyrics, raging guitars and the pummeling drumbeats of Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. The lead single from her fourth solo studio album Lately I Feel Everything, it’s my new #1 song this week, displacing twenty øne piløts’ “Saturday”, which falls to #2. Entering the top 10 is “Take the L” by Texas alt-rock band Roadkeeper, one of my favorite indie bands who’ve become regulars on my Weekly Top 30. “Take the L” is their fourth song to appear on my list, all of which have made the top 10. Two songs make their debut this week: “Colorado” by German alternative pop-rock band Milky Chance, and the delightful “I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)” by British electro psych-pop band Glass Animals.

  1. TRANSPARENTSOUL – WILLOW featuring Travis Barker (2)
  2. SATURDAY – twenty øne piløts (1)
  3. MINE FOREVER – Lord Huron (3)
  4. WRECKED – Imagine Dragons (6)
  5. THE ANGEL OF 8TH AVE. – Gang of Youths (8)
  6. MISSING PIECE – Vance Joy (5)
  7. STARGAZING – The Neighbourhood (4)
  8. BE A WOMAN – DeLaurentis (9)
  9. BAD DREAM – Cannons (10)
  10. TAKE THE L – Roadkeeper (12)
  11. LAST TRAIN HOME – John Mayer (7)
  12. WHAT YOU SAY – Cold War Kids (13)
  13. I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE – Måneskin (16)
  14. DEVIL – Two Feet (11)
  15. TAKE MY MONEY – Ships Have Sailed (17)
  16. NEVER LOOKED BACK – The Zangwills (21)
  17. MAKING A FIRE – Foo Fighters (18)
  18. CAN YOU HANDLE MY LOVE?? – WALK THE MOON (19)
  19. DISTORTED LIGHT BEAM – Bastille (20)
  20. NDA – Billie Eilish (22)
  21. HUSH – The Marías (23)
  22. MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) – Lil Nas X (15)
  23. STOP MAKING THIS HURT – Bleachers (14)
  24. FREAKS – Surf Curse (26)
  25. TALK TO ME – Bealby Point (27)
  26. PIGS IN THE SKY – Grabbitz (28)
  27. HOW NOT TO START A FIGHT – Caitlin Lavagna (29)
  28. BITTER TASTE – Billy Idol (30)
  29. COLORADO – Milky Chance (N)
  30. I DON’T WANNA TALK (I JUST WANNA DANCE) – Glass Animals (N)

Top 30 Songs for August 30-September 5, 2020

  1. BLACK & WHITE LOVE – Beating Hearts Club (2)
  2. HALLUCINOGENICS – Matt Maeson (1)
  3. HONEYBEE – The Head and the Heart (3)
  4. PSYCH FILM – Strangely Alright (4)
  5. SOMEONE ELSE – Rezz & Grabbitz (5)
  6. CARDIGAN – Taylor Swift (6)
  7. FIRE – Black Pumas (8)
  8. MONSTERS – All Time Low featuring blackbear (9)
  9. HEAVEN IS HEART – Jaded Jane (10)
  10. MY OWN SOUL’S WARNING – The Killers (11)
  11. HOW WILL I REST IN PEACE IF I’M BURIED BY A HIGHWAY?// – Kenny Hoopla (7)
  12. IT’S YOU – The Frontier (16)
  13. NOT OK! – Chaz Cardigan (12)
  14. SWIMMING CLOSER – HAZY (15)
  15. CAN I CALL YOU TONIGHT? – Dayglow (17)
  16. DOWNS – Roadkeeper (19)
  17. ZEN – X Ambassadors, K.Flay & grandson (20)
  18. HELL N BACK – Bakar (13) 21st week on list
  19. WATERMELON SUGAR – Harry Styles (21)
  20. FEEL YOU – My Morning Jacket (29)
  21. MY FUTURE – Billie Eilish (23)
  22. STRANGERS – Mt. Joy (14)
  23. BACK TO HIM – Soricah (26)
  24. HOODIE UP – MISSIO (27)
  25. I GOT YOU – Michael Franti & Spearhead (28)
  26. DON’T LET ME DOWN – Milky Chance featuring Jack Johnson (25)
  27. LEVEL OF CONCERN – twenty one pilots (24)
  28. IF NOT FOR THE FIRE – The Million Reasons (18) 22nd week on list
  29. IS IT TRUE – Tame Impala (N)
  30. REAL LONG TIME – White Reaper (30)

Top 30 Songs for August 23-29, 2020

  1. HALLUCINOGENICS – Matt Maeson (1)
  2. BLACK & WHITE LOVE – Beating Hearts Club (2)
  3. HONEYBEE – The Head and the Heart (4)
  4. PSYCH FILM – Strangely Alright (5)
  5. SOMEONE ELSE – Rezz & Grabbitz (6)
  6. CARDIGAN – Taylor Swift (7)
  7. HOW WILL I REST IN PEACE IF I’M BURIED BY A HIGHWAY?// – Kenny Hoopla (3)
  8. FIRE – Black Pumas (8)
  9. MONSTERS – All Time Low featuring blackbear (10)
  10. HEAVEN IS HEART – Jaded Jane (13)
  11. MY OWN SOUL’S WARNING – The Killers (19)
  12. NOT OK! – Chaz Cardigan (14)
  13. HELL N BACK – Bakar (11) 20th week on list
  14. STRANGERS – Mt. Joy (15)
  15. SWIMMING CLOSER – HAZY (16)
  16. IT’S YOU – The Frontier (17)
  17. CAN I CALL YOU TONIGHT? – Dayglow (20)
  18. IF NOT FOR THE FIRE – The Million Reasons (9) 21st week on list
  19. DOWNS – Roadkeeper (23)
  20. ZEN – X Ambassadors, K.Flay & grandson (24)
  21. WATERMELON SUGAR – Harry Styles (25)
  22. LIVING IN A GHOST TOWN – The Rolling Stones (12)
  23. MY FUTURE – Billie Eilish (26)
  24. LEVEL OF CONCERN – twenty one pilots (18)
  25. DON’T LET ME DOWN – Milky Chance featuring Jack Johnson (22)
  26. BACK TO HIM – Soricah (28)
  27. HOODIE UP – MISSIO (30)
  28. I GOT YOU – Michael Franti & Spearhead (N)
  29. FEEL YOU – My Morning Jacket (N)
  30. REAL LONG TIME – White Reaper (29)

Top 30 Songs for August 16-22, 2020

1. HALLUCINOGENICS – Matt Maeson (2)
2. BLACK & WHITE LOVE – Beating Hearts Club (3)
3. HOW WILL I REST IN PEACE IF I’M BURIED BY A HIGHWAY?// – Kenny Hoopla (1)
4. HONEYBEE – The Head and the Heart (5)
5. PSYCH FILM – Strangely Alright (7)
6. SOMEONE ELSE – Rezz & Grabbitz (8)
7. CARDIGAN – Taylor Swift (10)
8. FIRE – Black Pumas (11)
9. IF NOT FOR THE FIRE – The Million Reasons (4) 20th week on list
10. MONSTERS – All Time Low featuring blackbear (14)
11. HELL N BACK – Bakar (6)
12. LIVING IN A GHOST TOWN – The Rolling Stones (9)
13. HEAVEN IS HEART – Jaded Jane (15)
14. NOT OK! – Chaz Cardigan (18)
15. STRANGERS – Mt. Joy (13)
16. SWIMMING CLOSER – HAZY (19)
17. IT’S YOU – The Frontier (20)
18. LEVEL OF CONCERN – twenty one pilots (12)
19. MY OWN SOUL’S WARNING – The Killers (21)
20. CAN I CALL YOU TONIGHT? – Dayglow (22)
21. MARIA – Two Feet (16) 20th week on list
22. DON’T LET ME DOWN – Milky Chance featuring Jack Johnson (17)
23. DOWNS – Roadkeeper (27)
24. ZEN – X Ambassadors, K.Flay & grandson (29)
25. WATERMELON SUGAR – Harry Styles (N)
26. MY FUTURE – Billie Eilish (N)
27. LEMON DROP – Absofacto (23) 20th week on list
28. BACK TO HIM – Soricah (30)
29. REAL LONG TIME – White Reaper (24)
30. HOODIE UP – MISSIO (N)

Top 30 Songs for August 9-15, 2020

1. HOW WILL I REST IN PEACE IF I’M BURIED BY A HIGHWAY?// – Kenny Hoopla (1)
2. HALLUCINOGENICS – Matt Maeson (3)
3. BLACK & WHITE LOVE – Beating Hearts Club (4)
4. IF NOT FOR THE FIRE – The Million Reasons (2)
5. HONEYBEE – The Head and the Heart (6)
6. HELL N BACK – Bakar (5)
7. PSYCH FILM – Strangely Alright (8)
8. SOMEONE ELSE – Rezz & Grabbitz (9)
9. LIVING IN A GHOST TOWN – The Rolling Stones (10)
10. CARDIGAN – Taylor Swift (N)
11. FIRE – Black Pumas (13)
12. LEVEL OF CONCERN – twenty one pilots (7)
13. STRANGERS – Mt. Joy (12)
14. MONSTERS – All Time Low featuring blackbear (14)
15. HEAVEN IS HEART – Jaded Jane (15)
16. MARIA – Two Feet (11)
17. DON’T LET ME DOWN – Milky Chance featuring Jack Johnson (18)
18. NOT OK! – Chaz Cardigan (19)
19. SWIMMING CLOSER – HAZY (20)
20. IT’S YOU – The Frontier (21)
21. MY OWN SOUL’S WARNING – The Killers (23)
22. CAN I CALL YOU TONIGHT? – Dayglow (27)
23. LEMON DROP – Absofacto (16)
24. REAL LONG TIME – White Reaper (17)
25. MAYDAY!!! FIESTA FEVER – AWOLNATION featuring Alex Ebert (24)
26. WOLVES – MISSIO (28)
27. DOWNS – Roadkeeper (30)
28. LAY YOUR HEAD ON ME – Major Lazer featuring Marcus Mumford (22)
29. ZEN – X Ambassadors, K.Flay & grandson (N)
30. BACK TO HIM – Soricah (N)

Top 30 Songs for August 2-8, 2020

1. HOW WILL I REST IN PEACE IF I’M BURIED BY A HIGHWAY?// – Kenny Hoopla (2)
2. IF NOT FOR THE FIRE – The Million Reasons (1)
3. HALLUCINOGENICS – Matt Maeson (7)
4. BLACK & WHITE LOVE – Beating Hearts Club (5)
5. HELL N BACK – Bakar (3)
6. HONEYBEE – The Head and the Heart (8)
7. LEVEL OF CONCERN – twenty one pilots (4)
8. PSYCH FILM – Strangely Alright (10)
9. SOMEONE ELSE – Rezz & Grabbitz (12)
10. LIVING IN A GHOST TOWN – The Rolling Stones (12)
11. MARIA – Two Feet (6)
12. STRANGERS – Mt. Joy (14)
13. FIRE – Black Pumas (15)
14. MONSTERS – All Time Low featuring blackbear (16)
15. HEAVEN IS HEART – Jaded Jane (17)
16. LEMON DROP – Absofacto (9)
17. REAL LONG TIME – White Reaper (18)
18. DON’T LET ME DOWN – Milky Chance featuring Jack Johnson (20)
19. NOT OK! – Chaz Cardigan (21)
20. SWIMMING CLOSER – HAZY (22)
21. IT’S YOU – The Frontier (23)
22. LAY YOUR HEAD ON ME – Major Lazer featuring Marcus Mumford (13)
23. MY OWN SOUL’S WARNING – The Killers (28)
24. MAYDAY!!! FIESTA FEVER – AWOLNATION featuring Alex Ebert (26)
25. WHEN THE WORLD FALLS APART – Terry Barber (27)
26. LOST IN YESTERDAY – Tame Impala (19) 26th week on list
27. CAN I CALL YOU TONIGHT? – Dayglow (29)
28. WOLVES – MISSIO (30)
29. CAUTION – The Killers (25)
30. DOWNS – Roadkeeper (N)

Top 30 Songs for July 26-August 1, 2020

1. IF NOT FOR THE FIRE – The Million Reasons (1)
2. HOW WILL I REST IN PEACE IF I’M BURIED BY A HIGHWAY?// – Kenny Hoopla (3)
3. HELL N BACK – Bakar (2)
4. LEVEL OF CONCERN – twenty one pilots (5)
5. BLACK & WHITE LOVE – Beating Hearts Club (8)
6. MARIA – Two Feet (4)
7. HALLUCINOGENICS – Matt Maeson (9)
8. HONEYBEE – The Head and the Heart (10)
9. LEMON DROP – Absofacto (6)
10. PSYCH FILM – Strangely Alright (12)
11. SOMEONE ELSE – Rezz & Grabbitz (13)
12. LIVING IN A GHOST TOWN – The Rolling Stones (11)
13. LAY YOUR HEAD ON ME – Major Lazer featuring Marcus Mumford (7)
14. STRANGERS – Mt. Joy (15)
15. FIRE – Black Pumas (16)
16. MONSTERS – All Time Low featuring blackbear (22)
17. HEAVEN IS HEART – Jaded Jane (19)
18. REAL LONG TIME – White Reaper (20)
19. LOST IN YESTERDAY – Tame Impala (18) 25th week on list
20. DON’T LET ME DOWN – Milky Chance featuring Jack Johnson (21)
21. NOT OK! – Chaz Cardigan (23)
22. SWIMMING CLOSER – HAZY (24)
23. IT’S YOU – The Frontier (25)
24. YOUR LOVE (DÉJÀ VU) – Glass Animals (14)
25. CAUTION – The Killers (17)
26. MAYDAY!!! FIESTA FEVER – AWOLNATION featuring Alex Ebert (27)
27. WHEN THE WORLD FALLS APART – Terry Barber (28)
28. MY OWN SOUL’S WARNING – The Killers (29)
29. CAN I CALL YOU TONIGHT? – Dayglow (30)
30. WOLVES – MISSIO (N)

Top 30 Songs for July 19-25, 2020

1. IF NOT FOR THE FIRE – The Million Reasons (5)
2. HELL N BACK – Bakar (1)
3. HOW WILL I REST IN PEACE IF I’M BURIED BY A HIGHWAY?// – Kenny Hoopla (6)
4. MARIA – Two Feet (2)
5. LEVEL OF CONCERN – twenty one pilots (3)
6. LEMON DROP – Absofacto (4)
7. LAY YOUR HEAD ON ME – Major Lazer featuring Marcus Mumford (7)
8. BLACK & WHITE LOVE – Beating Hearts Club (8)
9. HALLUCINOGENICS – Matt Maeson (11)
10. HONEYBEE – The Head and the Heart (10)
11. LIVING IN A GHOST TOWN – The Rolling Stones (13)
12. PSYCH FILM – Strangely Alright (14)
13. SOMEONE ELSE – Rezz & Grabbitz (15)
14. YOUR LOVE (DÉJÀ VU) – Glass Animals (9)
15. STRANGERS – Mt. Joy (17)
16. FIRE – The Black Pumas (18)
17. CAUTION – The Killers (12)
18. LOST IN YESTERDAY – Tame Impala (16) 24th week on list
19. HEAVEN IS HEART – Jaded Jane (20)
20. REAL LONG TIME – White Reaper (21)
21. DON’T LET ME DOWN – Milky Chance featuring Jack Johnson (22)
22. MONSTERS – All Time Low featuring blackbear (23)
23. NOT OK! – Chaz Cardigan (24)
24. SWIMMING CLOSER – HAZY (25)
25. IT’S YOU – The Frontier (26)
26. EXPECTATIONS – Katie Pruitt (19)
27. MAYDAY!!! FIESTA FEVER – AWOLNATION featuring Alex Ebert (29)
28. WHEN THE WORLD FALLS APART – Terry Barber (30)
29. MY OWN SOUL’S WARNING – The Killers (N)
30. CAN I CALL YOU TONIGHT? – Dayglow (N)