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 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 March 4-10, 2018

1. SAFARI SONG – Greta Van Fleet (2)
2. PAIN – The War on Drugs (1)
3. LIVE IN THE MOMENT – Portugal. The Man (3)
4. SCARY LOVE – The Neighbourhood (4)
5. LOS AGELESS – St. Vincent (5)
6. ALL THE STARS – Kendrick Lamar, SZA (8)
7. SOBER UP – AJR ft. Rivers Cuomo (6)
8. TWO HIGH – Moon Taxi (7)
9. WORLD GONE MAD – Bastille (9)
10. HAPPY HOUR – Weezer (10)
11. RUN FOR COVER – The Killers (11)
12. BORN FOR GREATNESS – Papa Roach (13)
13. BROKEN – lovelytheband (16)
14. YOU WORRY ME – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (15)
15. ALL ON MY MIND – Anderson East (12)
16. &RUN – Sir Sly (18)
17. GOD’S PLAN – Drake (17)
18. BEST FRIEND – Sofi Tukker ft. NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno (N)
19. ONE FOOT – WALK THE MOON (14) 22nd week on list
20. THE NIGHT HAS AN ALIBI – Wons Phreely + The Horses (N)

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)

Top 20 Songs for January 28-February 3, 2018

1. LIVE IN THE MOMENT – Portugal.The Man (2)
2. ONE FOOT – WALK THE MOON (1)
3. PAIN – The War on Drugs (3)
4. SOBER UP – AJR ft. Rivers Cuomo (5)
5. I ONLY LIE WHEN I LOVE YOU – Royal Blood (6)
6. SAFARI SONG – Greta Van Fleet (8)
7. KINKY – Oli Barton & the Movement (4)
8. SCARY LOVE – The Neighbourhood (12)
9. WITHOUT YOU – Disciples of Babylon (7)
10. PASSION – AWOLNATION (11)
11. LOS AGELESS – St. Vincent (13)
12. TWO HIGH – Moon Taxi (15)
13. ALL ON MY MIND – Anderson East (16)
14. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (14) 21st week on list
15. HAPPY HOUR – Weezer (18)
16. WORLD GONE MAD – Bastille (19)
17. RX(MEDICATE) – THEORY (9)
18. ANGELA – The Lumineers (10)
19. NO ROOTS – Alice Merton (17)
20. RUN FOR COVER – The Killers (N)

Top 20 Songs for January 21-27, 2018

1. ONE FOOT – WALK THE MOON (1)
2. LIVE IN THE MOMENT – Portugal.The Man (3)
3. PAIN – The War on Drugs (8)
4. KINKY – Oli Barton & the Movement (2)
5. SOBER UP – AJR ft. Rivers Cuomo (7)
6. I ONLY LIE WHEN I LOVE YOU – Royal Blood (9)
7. WITHOUT YOU – Disciples of Babylon (4)
8. SAFARI SONG – Greta Van Fleet (11)
9. RX(MEDICATE) – THEORY (5)
10. ANGELA – The Lumineers (6)
11. PASSION – AWOLNATION (12)
12. SCARY LOVE – The Neighbourhood (13)
13. LOS AGELESS – St. Vincent (15)
14. SIT NEXT TO ME – Foster the People (10) 20th week on list
15. TWO HIGH – Moon Taxi (17)
16. ALL ON MY MIND – Anderson East (18)
17. NO ROOTS – Alice Merton (14)
18. HAPPY HOUR – Weezer (19)
19. WORLD GONE MAD – Bastille (20)
20. I LOVE YOU BUT I’M LOST – Tears For Fears (16)