Top 30 Songs for April 22-28, 2018

1. BROKEN – lovelytheband (1)
2. WHATEVER IT TAKES – Imagine Dragons (3)
3. THE JOKE – Brandi Carlile (6)
4. WORLD GONE MAD – Bastille (2)
5. PINK LEMONADE – James Bay (12)
6. YOU WORRY ME – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (5)
7. &RUN – Sir Sly (7)
8. HANDYMAN – AWOLNATION (10)
9. SEVERED – The Decemberists (8)
10. THE NIGHT HAS AN ALIBI – Wons Phreely + the Horses (11)
11. TWO HIGH – Moon Taxi (4)
12. BAD BAD NEWS – Leon Bridges (17)
13. THOUGHT CONTAGION – Muse (13)
14. THE GOLD – Manchester Orchestra (14)
15. ALL THE STARS – Kendrick Lamar, SZA (9)
16. ALREADY GONE – Brett Dennen (18)
17. GUIDE YOU IN THE DARK – RECKLESS JACKS (21)
18. SATURDAY SUN – Vance Joy (22)
19. MY MY MY! – Troye Sivan (23)
20. IRREVERSIBLE KNOT – DENSE (24)
21. SAFARI SONG – Greta Van Fleet (16)
22. RUN FOR COVER – The Killers (15)
23. I FEEL LIKE I’M DROWNING – Two Feet (28)
24. PAIN – The War on Drugs (19)
25. SORRY – Nothing But Thieves (N)
26. WITHOUT WALLS – Lyia Meta (30)
27. SAY AMEN (SATURDAY NIGHT) – Panic! At the Disco (N)
28. DEVIL – Shinedown (N)
29. DOUBT – Joywave (N)
30. UNWIND – John Defeo (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 March 25-31, 2018

1. ALL THE STARS – Kendrick Lamar, SZA (1)
2. SAFARI SONG – Greta Van Fleet (2)
3. WORLD GONE MAD – Bastille (4)
4. TWO HIGH – Moon Taxi (5)
5. LOS AGELESS – St. Vincent (3)
6. RUN FOR COVER – The Killers (8)
7. BROKEN – lovelytheband (9)
8. PAIN – The War on Drugs (6)
9. LIVE IN THE MOMENT – Portugal. The Man (7)
10. YOU WORRY ME – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (12)
11. &RUN – Sir Sly (13)
12. SEVERED – The Decemberists (14)
13. WHATEVER IT TAKES – Imagine Dragons (20)
14. SCARY LOVE – The Neighbourhood (11)
15. BEST FRIEND – Sofi Tukker, NERVO, The Knocks, Alisa Ueno (16)
16. THE NIGHT HAS AN ALIBI – Wons Phreely + the Horses (17)
17. THOUGHT CONTAGION – Muse (18)
18. BORN FOR GREATNESS – Papa Roach (10)
19. SOBER UP – AJR ft. Rivers Cuomo (15)
20. HANDYMAN – AWOLNATION (N)

Top 20 Songs for March 18-24, 2018

1. ALL THE STARS – Kendrick Lamar, SZA (2)
2. SAFARI SONG – Greta Van Fleet (1)
3. LOS AGELESS – St. Vincent (4)
4. WORLD GONE MAD – Bastille (6)
5. TWO HIGH – Moon Taxi (7)
6. PAIN – The War on Drugs (3)
7. LIVE IN THE MOMENT – Portugal. The Man (5)
8. RUN FOR COVER – The Killers (10)
9. BROKEN – lovelytheband (12)
10. BORN FOR GREATNESS – Papa Roach (11)
11. SCARY LOVE – The Neighbourhood (8)
12. YOU WORRY ME – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (14)
13. &RUN – Sir Sly (15)
14. SEVERED – The Decemberists (16)
15. SOBER UP – AJR ft. Rivers Cuomo (9)
16. BEST FRIEND – Sofi Tukker ft. NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno (17)
17. THE NIGHT HAS AN ALIBI – Wons Phreely + The Horses (18)
18. THOUGHT CONTAGION – Muse (20)
19. HAPPY HOUR – Weezer (13)
20. WHATEVER IT TAKES – Imagine Dragons (N)

Top 20 Songs for March 11-17, 2018

1. SAFARI SONG – Greta Van Fleet (1)
2. ALL THE STARS – Kendrick Lamar, SZA (6)
3. PAIN – The War on Drugs (2)
4. LOS AGELESS – St. Vincent (5)
5. LIVE IN THE MOMENT – Portugal. The Man (3)
6. WORLD GONE MAD – Bastille (9)
7. TWO HIGH – Moon Taxi (8)
8. SCARY LOVE – The Neighbourhood (4)
9. SOBER UP – AJR ft. Rivers Cuomo (7)
10. RUN FOR COVER – The Killers (11)
11. BORN FOR GREATNESS – Papa Roach (12)
12. BROKEN – lovelytheband (13)
13. HAPPY HOUR – Weezer (10)
14. YOU WORRY ME – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (14)
15. &RUN – Sir Sly (16)
16. SEVERED – The Decemberists (N)
17. BEST FRIEND – Sofi Tukker ft. NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno (18)
18. THE NIGHT HAS AN ALIBI – Wons Phreely + The Horses (20)
19. GOD’S PLAN – Drake (17)
20. THOUGHT CONTAGION – Muse (N)

Top 20 Songs for September 3-9, 2017

1. THE MAN – The Killers (1)
2. FEELS LIKE SUMMER – Weezer (4)
3. RUN – Foo Fighters (5)
4. CAN I SIT NEXT TO YOU – Spoon (2)
5. THE SYSTEM ONLY DREAMS IN TOTAL DARKNESS – The National (3)
6. EVERYTHING NOW – Arcade Fire (6)
7. THE WAY YOU USED TO DO – Queens of the Stone Age (8)
8. HOLDING ON – War on Drugs (9)
9. HIGH – Sir Sly (7)
10. THE NIGHT WE MET – Lord Huron (12)
11. UNFORGETTABLE – French Montana, Swae Lee (14)
12. FEEL IT STILL – Portugal. The Man (10)
13. ONE OF US – New Politics (11)
14. SO TIED UP – Cold War Kids, Bishop Briggs (17)
15. LITTLE ONE – Highly Suspect (18)
16. LIGHTS OUT – Royal Blood (13)
17. LOVING YOU IS SO EASY – Wide Eyed Boy (20)
18. DIG DOWN – Muse (16)
19. SUIT AND JACKET – Judah & the Lion (N)
20. IT’S A TRIP! – Joywave (N)

Top 20 Songs for August 27-September 2, 2017

1. THE MAN – The Killers (3)
2. CAN I SIT NEXT TO YOU – Spoon (1)
3. THE SYSTEM ONLY DREAMS IN TOTAL DARKNESS – The National (2)
4. FEELS LIKE SUMMER – Weezer (4)
5. RUN – Foo Fighters (5)
6. EVERYTHING NOW – Arcade Fire (7)
7. HIGH – Sir Sly (6)
8. THE WAY YOU USED TO DO – Queens of the Stone Age (9)
9. HOLDING ON – The War on Drugs (10)
10. FEEL IT STILL – Portugal. The Man (8)
11. ONE OF US – New Politics (12)
12. THE NIGHT WE MET – Lord Huron (13)
13. LIGHTS OUT – Royal Blood (11)
14. UNFORGETTABLE – French Montana, Swae Lee (N)
15. COLD LITTLE HEART – Michael Kiwanuka (16)
16. DIG DOWN – Muse (17)
17. SO TIED UP – Cold War Kids, Bishop Briggs (N)
18. LITTLE ONE – Highly Suspect (N)
19. DOING IT FOR THE MONEY – Foster the People (14)
20. LOVING YOU IS SO EASY – Wide Eyed Boy (N)

Top 20 Songs for August 20-26, 2017

1. CAN I SIT NEXT TO YOU – Spoon (1)
2. THE SYSTEM ONLY DREAMS IN TOTAL DARKNESS – The National (2)
3. THE MAN – The Killers (4)
4. FEELS LIKE SUMMER – Weezer (5)
5. RUN – Foo Fighters (6)
6. HIGH – Sir Sly (3)
7. EVERYTHING NOW – Arcade Fire (8)
8. FEEL IT STILL – Portugal. The Man (7)
9. THE WAY YOU USED TO DO – Queens of the Stone Age (9)
10. HOLDING ON – The War on Drugs (14)
11. LIGHTS OUT – Royal Blood (11)
12. ONE OF US – New Politics (13)
13. THE NIGHT WE MET – Lord Huron (19)
14. DOING IT FOR THE MONEY – Foster the People (10)
15. SILENT SUN – Morning Fuzz (12)
16. COLD LITTLE HEART – Michael Kiwanuka (20)
17. DIG DOWN – Muse (18)
18. SONG #3 – Stone Sour (15)
19. J-BOY _ Phoenix (16)
20. DON’T TAKE THE MONEY – Bleachers (17)