Top 30 Songs for January 12-18, 2020

1. YOU? – Two Feet (4th week at #1)
2. WHITE LIES & PALM TREES – The Lovepools (3)
3. ORPHANS – Coldplay (4)
4. CIRCLES – Post Malone (2)
5. MIGHT BE RIGHT – White Reaper (6)
6. DISSOLVE – Absofacto (5) 20th week on list
7. CALM DOWN – Pete Yorn (9)
8. NOVOCAINE – The Unlikely Candidates (10)
9. REWARD – Paul Iwan (11)
10. ALL THE GOOD GIRLS GO TO HELL – Billie Eilish (12)
11. UNDERGROUND – MISSIO (7)
12. DRIFTING AWAY – Stereohaze (8)
13. THE RUNNER – Foals (13)
14. MAN ON THE MOON – The Common View (14)
15. BLIND LEADING THE BLIND – Mumford & Sons (15)
16. WARS – Of Monsters and Men (16)
17. 2ALL – Catfish and the Bottlemen (17)
18. THE BEST – AWOLNATION (18)
19. UNEVENTFUL DAYS – Beck (21)
20. NIGHT TIME – Isolda (23)
21. USED TO LIKE – Neon Trees (24)
22. LIFE IN THE CITY – The Lumineers (26)
23. UNDER THESE SCARS – Falling Into Red ft. Dev (19) 19th week on list
24. LONELY – Secret American (20)
25. HOW WE LIVE – Mandalan featuring Cadence XYZ (29)
26. VAN HORN – Saint Motel (30)
27. THE END OF THE GAME – Weezer (25)
28. MARINERS APARTMENT COMPLEX – Lana Del Rey (N)
29. ADORE YOU – Harry Styles (N)
30. DON’T START NOW – Dua Lipa (N)

Top 30 Songs for January 5-11, 2020

1. YOU? – Two Feet (1)
2. CIRCLES – Post Malone (2)
3. WHITE LIES & PALM TREES – The Lovepools (4)
4. ORPHANS – Coldplay (7)
5. DISSOLVE – Absofacto (3)
6. MIGHT BE RIGHT – White Reaper (9)
7. UNDERGROUND – MISSIO (5)
8. DRIFTING AWAY – Stereohaze (6)
9. CALM DOWN – Pete Yorn (8)
10. NOVOCAINE – The Unlikely Candidates (10)
11. REWARD – Paul Iwan (12)
12. ALL THE GOOD GIRLS GO TO HELL – Billie Eilish (13)
13. THE RUNNER – Foals (15)
14. MAN ON THE MOON – The Common View (16)
15. BLIND LEADING THE BLIND – Mumford & Sons (17)
16. WARS – Of Monsters and Men (18)
17. 2ALL – Catfish and the Bottlemen (19)
18. THE BEST – AWOLNATION (20)
19. UNDER THESE SCARS – Falling Into Red featuring Dev (11)
20. LONELY – Secret American (14)
21. UNEVENTFUL DAYS – Beck (24)
22. BEEN BUSY – Thunder Fox (23)
23. NIGHT TIME – Isolda (27)
24. USED TO LIKE – Neon Trees (28)
25. THE END OF THE GAME – Weezer (21)
26. LIFE IN THE CITY – The Lumineers (30)
27. THE HYPE – twenty øne piløts (25) 23rd week on list
28. OBSESSION – Joywave (29)
29. HOW WE LIVE – Mandalan featuring Cadence XYZ (N)
30. VAN HORN – Saint Motel (N)

Top 30 Songs for December 29, 2019-January 4, 2020

1. YOU? – Two Feet (1)
2. CIRCLES – Post Malone (2)
3. DISSOLVE – Absofacto (4)
4. WHITE LIES & PALM TREES – The Lovepools (7)
5. UNDERGROUND – MISSIO (3)
6. DRIFTING AWAY – Stereohaze (6)
7. ORPHANS – Coldplay (8)
8. CALM DOWN – Pete Yorn (11)
9. MIGHT BE RIGHT – White Reaper (14)
10. NOVOCAINE – The Unlikely Candidates (12)
11. UNDER THESE SCARS – Falling Into Red featuring Dev (5)
12. REWARD – Paul Iwan (13)
13. ALL THE GOOD GIRLS GO TO HELL – Billie Eilish (15)
14. LONELY – Secret American (10)
15. THE RUNNER – Foals (18)
16. MAN ON THE MOON – The Common View (19)
17. BLIND LEADING THE BLIND – Mumford & Sons (21)
18. WARS – Of Monsters and Men (22)
19. 2ALL – Catfish and the Bottlemen (23)
20. THE BEST – AWOLNATION (24)
21. THE END OF THE GAME – Weezer (20)
22. STAY HIGH – Brittany Howard (9)
23. BEEN BUSY – Thunder Fox (27)
24. UNEVENTFUL DAYS – Beck (28)
25. THE HYPE – twenty one pilots (16) 22nd week on list
26. SOMEONE YOU LOVED – Lewis Capaldi (17)
27. NIGHT TIME – Isolda (29)
28. USED TO LIKE – Neon Trees (30)
29. OBSESSION – Joywave (25)
30. LIFE IN THE CITY – The Lumineers (N)

Top 30 Songs for December 22-28, 2019

1. YOU? – Two Feet (2)
2. CIRCLES – Post Malone (1)
3. UNDERGROUND – MISSIO (3)
4. DISSOLVE – Absofacto (4)
5. UNDER THESE SCARS – Falling Into Red featuring Dev (5)
6. DRIFTING AWAY – Stereohaze (7)
7. WHITE LIES & PALM TREES – The Lovepools (8)
8. ORPHANS – Coldplay (12)
9. STAY HIGH – Brittany Howard (6)
10. LONELY – Secret American (11)
11. CALM DOWN – Pete Yorn (13)
12. NOVOCAINE – The Unlikely Candidates (14)
13. REWARD – Paul Iwan (15)
14. MIGHT BE RIGHT – White Reaper (17)
15. ALL THE GOOD GIRLS GO TO HELL – Billie Eilish (16)
16. THE HYPE – twenty one pilots (10) 21st week on list
17. SOMEONE YOU LOVED – Lewis Capaldi (9)
18. THE RUNNER – Foals (19)
19. MAN ON THE MOON – The Common View (20)
20. THE END OF THE GAME – Weezer (21)
21. BLIND LEADING THE BLIND – Mumford & Sons (22)
22. WARS – Of Monsters and Men (23)
23. 2ALL – Catfish and the Bottlemen (24)
24. THE BEST – AWOLNATION (25)
25. OBSESSION – Joywave (18)
26. BEEN BUSY – Thunder Fox (27)
27. 16 – Highly Suspect (26)
28. UNEVENTFUL DAYS – Beck (30)
29. NIGHT TIME – Isolda (N)
30. USED TO LIKE – Neon Trees (N)

Top 30 Songs for December 15-21, 2019

1. CIRCLES – Post Malone (1)
2. YOU? – Two Feet (3)
3. UNDERGROUND – MISSIO (2)
4. DISSOLVE – Absofacto (4)
5. UNDER THESE SCARS – Falling Into Red featuring Dev (7)
6. STAY HIGH – Brittany Howard (8)
7. DRIFTING AWAY – Stereohaze (9)
8. WHITE LIES & PALM TREES – The Lovepools (10)
9. SOMEONE YOU LOVED – Lewis Capaldi (5)
10. THE HYPE – twenty one pilots (6) 20th week on list
11. LONELY – Secret American (12)
12. ORPHANS – Coldplay (13)
13. CALM DOWN – Pete Yorn (14)
14. NOVOCAINE – The Unlikely Candidates (15)
15. REWARD – Paul Iwan (16)
16. ALL THE GOOD GIRLS GO TO HELL – Billie Eilish (17)
17. MIGHT BE RIGHT – White Reaper (18)
18. OBSESSION – Joywave (11)
19. THE RUNNER – Foals (24)
20. MAN ON THE MOON – The Common View (22)
21. THE END OF THE GAME – Weezer (21)
22. BLIND LEADING THE BLIND – Mumford & Sons (25)
23. WARS – Of Monsters and Men (26)
24. 2ALL – Catfish and the Bottlemen (27)
25. THE BEST – AWOLNATION (28)
26. 16 – Highly Suspect (29)
27. BEEN BUSY – Thunder Fox (30)
28. FIGHTER – Joseph (19)
29. GOOD THINGS FALL APART – ILLENIUM with Jon Bellion (20)
30. UNEVENTFUL DAYS – Beck (N)

Top 30 Songs for December 8-14, 2019

1. CIRCLES – Post Malone (2)
2. UNDERGROUND – MISSIO (1)
3. YOU? – Two Feet (3)
4. DISSOLVE – Absofacto (5)
5. SOMEONE YOU LOVED – Lewis Capaldi (4)
6. THE HYPE – twenty one pilots (6)
7. UNDER THESE SCARS – Falling Into Red featuring Dev (7)
8. STAY HIGH – Brittany Howard (8)
9. DRIFTING AWAY – Stereohaze (10)
10. WHITE LIES & PALM TREES – The Lovepools (12)
11. OBSESSION – Joywave (11)
12. LONELY – Secret American (13)
13. ORPHANS – Coldplay (15)
14. CALM DOWN – Pete Yorn (14)
15. NOVOCAINE – The Unlikely Candidates (18)
16. REWARD – Paul Iwan (19)
17. ALL THE GOOD GIRLS GO TO HELL – Billie Eilish (20)
18. MIGHT BE RIGHT – White Reaper (21)
19. FIGHTER – Joseph (9)
20. GOOD THINGS FALL APART – ILLENIUM with Jon Bellion (16)
21. THE END OF THE GAME – Weezer (23)
22. MAN ON THE MOON – The Common View (24)
23. SOCIAL CUES – Cage the Elephant (17) 20th week on list
24. THE RUNNER – Foals (26)
25. BLIND LEADING THE BLIND – Mumford & Sons (27)
26. WARS – Of Monsters and Men (28)
27. 2ALL – Catfish and the Bottlemen (29)
28. THE BEST – AWOLNATION (30)
29. 16 – Highly Suspect (22)
30. BEEN BUSY – Thunder Fox (N)

Top 30 Songs for December 1-7, 2019

1. UNDERGROUND – MISSIO (1)
2. CIRCLES – Post Malone (3)
3. YOU? – Two Feet (4)
4. SOMEONE YOU LOVED – Lewis Capaldi (2)
5. DISSOLVE – Absofacto (5)
6. THE HYPE – twenty one pilots (6)
7. UNDER THESE SCARS – Falling Into Red featuring Dev (7)
8. STAY HIGH – Brittany Howard (10)
9. FIGHTER – Joseph (9)
10. DRIFTING AWAY – Stereohaze (12)
11. OBSESSION – Joywave (13)
12. WHITE LIES & PALM TREES – The Lovepools (14)
13. LONELY – Secret American (15)
14. CALM DOWN – Pete Yorn (16)
15. ORPHANS – Coldplay (17)
16. GOOD THINGS FALL APART – ILLENIUM with Jon Bellion (11)
17. SOCIAL CUES – Cage the Elephant (8)
18. NOVOCAINE – The Unlikely Candidates (20)
19. REWARD – Paul Iwan (21)
20. ALL THE GOOD GIRLS GO TO HELL – Billie Eilish (22)
21. MIGHT BE RIGHT – White Reaper (23)
22. 16 – Highly Suspect (19)
23. THE END OF THE GAME – Weezer (26)
24. MAN ON THE MOON – The Common View (27)
25. WANNACRY – Darksoft (18)
26. THE RUNNER – Foals (28)
27. BLIND LEADING THE BLIND – Mumford & Sons (29)
28. WARS – Of Monsters and Men (30)
29. 2ALL – Catfish and the Bottlemen (N)
30. THE BEST – AWOLNATION (N)

Top 30 Songs for November 24-30, 2019

1. UNDERGROUND – MISSIO (4)
2. SOMEONE YOU LOVED – Lewis Capaldi (1)
3. CIRCLES – Post Malone (3)
4. YOU? – Two Feet (7)
5. DISSOLVE – Absofacto (6)
6. THE HYPE – twenty one pilots (2)
7. UNDER THESE SCARS – Falling Into Red featuring Dev (9)
8. SOCIAL CUES – Cage the Elephant (5)
9. FIGHTER – Joseph (8)
10. STAY HIGH – Brittany Howard (11)
11. GOOD THINGS FALL APART – ILLENIUM with Jon Bellion (10)
12. DRIFTING AWAY – Stereohaze (13)
13. OBSESSION – Joywave (16)
14. WHITE LIES & PALM TREES – The Lovepools (17)
15. LONELY – Secret American (18)
16. CALM DOWN – Pete Yorn (19)
17. ORPHANS – Coldplay (21)
18. WANNACRY – Darksoft (12)
19. 16 – Highly Suspect (15)
20. NOVOCAINE – The Unlikely Candidates (22)
21. REWARD – Paul Iwan (23)
22. ALL THE GOOD GIRLS GO TO HELL – Billie Eilish (26)
23. MIGHT BE RIGHT – White Reaper (27)
24. NO BULLETS SPENT – Spoon (20)
25. THE MIDDLE – Agency Panic (14)
26. THE END OF THE GAME – Weezer (29)
27. MAN ON THE MOON – The Common View (30)
28. THE RUNNER – Foals (N)
29. BLIND LEADING THE BLIND – Mumford & Sons (N)
30. WARS – Of Monsters and Men (N)

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Top 30 Songs for November 17-23, 2019

1. SOMEONE YOU LOVED – Lewis Capaldi (3)
2. THE HYPE – twenty one pilots (1)
3. CIRCLES – Post Malone (4)
4. UNDERGROUND – MISSIO (5)
5. SOCIAL CUES – Cage the Elephant (2)
6. DISSOLVE – Absofacto (7)
7. YOU? – Two Feet (10)
8. FIGHTER – Joseph (8)
9. UNDER THESE SCARS – Falling Into Red featuring Dev (9)
10. GOOD THINGS FALL APART – ILLENIUM with Jon Bellion (6)
11. STAY HIGH – Brittany Howard (12)
12. WANNACRY – Darksoft (13)
13. DRIFTING AWAY – Stereohaze (14)
14. THE MIDDLE – Agency Panic (11)
15. 16 – Highly Suspect (17)
16. OBSESSION – Joywave (18)
17. WHITE LIES & PALM TREES – The Lovepools (19)
18. LONELY – Secret American (20)
19. CALM DOWN – Pete Yorn (23)
20. NO BULLETS SPENT – Spoon (22)
21. ORPHANS – Coldplay (28)
22. NOVOCAINE – The Unlikely Candidates (24)
23. REWARD – Paul Iwan (25)
24. SECRETS – The Million Reasons (15)
25. GO – The Black Keys (16) 20th week on list
26. ALL THE GOOD GIRLS GO TO HELL – Billie Eilish (29)
27. MIGHT BE RIGHT – White Reaper (30)
28. DESERVING OF LOVE – Lyia Meta (21)
29. THE END OF THE GAME – Weezer (N)
30. MAN ON THE MOON – The Common View (N)

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)