Friday, June 30, 2017

twostepcub's music chart for June 30, 2017...

Friday's here, and it's time to run down my top 100 tunes from the previous week. Ed Sheeran remains on top for a fourth week, while Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee (pictured above) move up within the top ten (no, Bieber isn't invited to this one). Songs from Foo Fighters, Bleachers, and StoneBridge make some of the biggest jumps (moves of 10+ places highlighted in red), while former big hits from the Chainsmokers, Cage The Elephant, Alessia Cara, Sigma/Birdy, and Jason Aldean drop off my list. America, Get Your Act Together Again...

This Week             Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran (1)
2. Feel It Still - Portugal, The Man (4)
3. Believer - Imagine Dragons (2)
4. Symphony - Clean Bandit f/Zara Larsson (3)
5. Blame - Bastille (5)
6. Despacito - Luis Fonsi f/Daddy Yankee (8)
7. Stay - Zedd & Alessia Cara (7)
8. That's What I Like - Bruno Mars (6)
9. Attention - Charlie Puth (17)
10. Love Is Mystical - Cold War Kids (12)
11. Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran (11)
12. How Not To - Dan + Shay (16)
13. Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur (13)
14. Heavy - Linkin Park f/Kiiara (10)
15. Redbone - Childish Gambino (19)
16. Hurricane - Luke Combs (9)
17. In Case You Didn't Know - Brett Young (18)
18. Wish I Knew You - The Revivalists (14)
19. Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers (15)
20. Craving You - Thomas Rhett f/Maren Morris (24)
21. Issues - Julia Michaels (25)
22. It Ain't Me - Kygo & Selena Gomez (22)
23. Body Like A Back Road - Sam Hunt (20)
24. Shine On Me - Dan Auerbach (28)
25. You Look Good - Lady Antebellum (30)
26. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back - Shawn Mendes (31)
27. The Fighter - Keith Urban f/Carrie Underwood (27)
28. The Cure - Lady Gaga (29)
29. Sign Of The Times - Harry Styles (33)
30. Human - Rag N' Bone Man (26)
31. Cold - Maroon 5 f/Future (21)
32. If I Told You - Darius Rucker (36)
33. Black - Dierks Bentley (23)
34. HUMBLE. - Kendrick Lamar (40)
35. Angela - The Lumineers (35)
36. Good News - Ocean Park Standoff (32)
37. Don't Take The Money - Bleachers (51)
38. Back 2 Love - Dave Aude' & JVMIE (44)
39. You're Not Alone - Scotty Boy & Lizzie Curious (43)
40. Malibu - Miley Cyrus (52)
41. Yours It You Want It - Rascal Flatts (46)
42. Anthem Of House - Rosabel f/Terri B! (42)
43. Reverend - Kings Of Leon (50)
44. Skin - Rag N' Bone Man (34)
45. High - Sir Sly (45)
46. Drinkin' Problem - Midland (56)
47. Hard Times - Paramore (47)
48. U + Me (Love Lesson) - Mary J. Blige (48)
49. I Love You - Axwell & Ingrosso f/Kid Ink (37)
50. Be The One - Dua Lipa (54)
51. Chained To The Rhythm - Katy Perry f/Skip Marley (49)
52. Cold Little Heart - Michael Kiwanuka (59)
53. Run - Foo Fighters (87)
54. Every Time I Hear That Song - Blake Shelton (64)
55. No Roots - Alice Merton (55)
56. Slow Hands - Niall Horan (66)
57. Somebody Else Will - Justin Moore (69)
58. Take It All Back - Judah & The Lion (58)
59. Lady - Austin Mahone f/Pitbull (63)
60. Let You Down - Seether (60)
61. Dirt On My Boots - Jon Pardi (57)
62. Flatliner - Cole Swindell (67)
63. Turn It Down For What - StoneBridge f/Seri (77)
64. Undress - Anjali (65)
65. Black Rose - Volbeat (75)
66. The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness - The National (78)
67. My Girl - Dylan Scott (71)
68. Come To Me - Sean Finn & Chris Willis (68)
69. Now Or Never - Halsey (73)
70. 5000 Miles - Johnny Gill f/Jaheim (72)
71. No Such Thing As A Broken Heart - Old Dominion (76)
72. Runnin' Out - After 7 (82)
73. Falling - Alesso (62)
74. Baby I'm Broken - The Record Company (74)
75. In Cold Blood - alt-J (79)
76. Options - Pitbull f/Stephen Marley (84)
77. Dig Down - Muse (91)
78. Kissing Strangers - DNCE f/Nicki Minaj (38)
79. No More Sad Songs - Little Mix f/Machine Gun Kelly (83)
80. The Cool - Zia (81)
81. Rockabye - Clean Bandit f/Anne-Marie & Sean Paul (41)
82. Drink Up - Train (86)
83. Set Yourself Free - Dirty Disco f/Celeda (53)
84. OK - Robin Schulz f/James Blunt (88)
85. Song #3 - Stone Sour (89)
86. Slide - Calvin Harris f/Frank Ocean & Migos (90)
87. Ghosting - Joe Bermudez f/Meg'n (99)
88. The Night We Met - Lord Huron (DEBUT)
89. Somebody Else - The 1975 (93)
90. Hometown Girl - Josh Turner (80)
91. Strip That Down - Liam Payne f/Quavo (95)
92. Heart Away From You - DJ Pebbles (100)
93. Fire & Lies - The Rua (DEBUT)
94. Chocolat - Lartiste f/Awa Imani (94)
95. Do I Make You Wanna - Billy Currington (DEBUT)
96. J-Boy - Phoenix (96)
97. Now That We're Dead - Metallica (DEBUT)
98. Your Song - Rita Ora (DEBUT)
99. Still Got Time - Zayn f/PARTYNEXTDOOR (DEBUT)
100. Scared To Be Lonely - Martin Garrix f/Dua Lipa (RE-ENTRY)

There are six songs making their debut on my chart this week (highlighted in blue), and if you click on any of them, you'll connect to that artist's official website for more info. And here they are on video, after the break...

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Songoftheday 6/30/17 - I got your letter from the postman just the other day, and so I decided to write you this song...

"Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" - Stevie B
from the album Love & Emotion (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #1 (four weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 16

Today's song of the day comes from Stevie B, who was the "king" of Latin freestyle dance music, writing and producing many of the genre, and scoring four top-40 pop hits, including the title track from his 1990 album Love & Emotion in the fall of 1990. The second single from the set would not only end up being his biggest hit, but the biggest pop hit of the whole year itself. "Because I Love You", subtitled "The Postman Song", was a love ballad that featured only Stevie's voice and keyboards, with only a trace of fake hi-hat for percussion...


"Because I Love You" spent a month (four weeks) on top of Billboard's Hot 100 pop chart in December of 1990. The song also went to #1 for two weeks on their Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart. Internationally, the record was a huge success, reaching the top ten in the Netherlands (#3), Sweden (#4), Norway (#4), the UK (#6), Canada (#7), Ireland (#7), France (#8), Germany (#9), and New Zealand (#9).

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Aussie Sweep: June 29, 2017...


Let's head Down Under yet again to check out the songs and albums from local artists making the charts in Australia this week...

On the Australian Artists Singles chart, Dean Lewis spends yet another week on top with "Waves"...

Sibling indie-pop duo Angus & Julia Stone enter at #9 with "Snow"...


Meanwhile, on the local artist album chart in Australia, religious collective Hillsong United spend a second week at #1 with Wonder...

Metal band Belle Haven from Victoria crash in at #13 with You, Me And Everything In Between...



Songoftheday 6/29/17 - So I'll never feel your touch again I'll get used to it, Hearts don't break they just bend I'll come bouncing back...

"Lyin' To Myself" - David Cassidy
from the album David Cassidy (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #27 (two weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 5

Today's song of the day comes from David Cassidy, the son of actors Jack Cassidy and Evelyn Ward, but was most famous with his stepmother Shirley Jones, with whom he appeared on television in the classic TV program The Partridge Family. As a musical group that performances formed the apex of the show's episodes, and recording albums under the moniker (with only Cassidy and Jones singing on), the "Partridge Family" act ended up having four top ten albums and seven top-40 pop hits, including the #1 "I Think I Love You" in 1970. Also, as a result, David became an instant teen idol on the spot, not only securing ratings for the show but allowing him to launch a concurrent solo career in his own right. In 1971, his cover of the Associations' hit "Cherish" went to #9 in the U.S. He enjoyed years of success, even beyond the life of the TV show, as his fortunes internationally ended up eclipsing his success in America. He had two more #1 hits in England in as many years with "How Can I Be Sure" in 1972 and "Daydreamer"/"The Puppy Song" in 1973. He returned to the mainstream radio scene in Britain with the help of George Michael, who at the height of his Wham! success helped Cassidy with his Romance album, singing backup on the single "The Last Kiss", which returned David to the UK top ten at #6 after an eleventh year period. However, it would take another few years for Cassidy to return to the States, after fellow teen idol Donny Osmond had landed a huge hit of his own with "Soldier Of Love". In 1990, 40-year-old David Cassidy released a self-titled album on the usually heavy-metal Enigma record label, with the adult rock track "Lyin' To Myself" as the first single. Written by Cassidy with then-wife Sue Shifrin, the song finally found a home on the radio in the States next to the likes of Nelson and the reinvented Heart...


"Lyin' To Myself" became David's fifth and so-far last top-40 pop hit in the U.S. in November of 1990. The record also climbed to #25 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart. The label shut its doors shortly after, leaving Cassidy on his own again. He released a couple of indie albums, with his 1998 set Old Trick New Dog rewarding him with an Adult Contemporary radio hit with "No Bridge I Wouldn't Cross" (#25). At the same time, he was very successful on stage, appearing on many shows (most notably on Joseph's Technicolor Dreamcoat), and even conquering Vegas with his starring turn in one of the best shows that came from the Strip, EFX (taking over and completely transforming the show from the original Michael Crawford concoction). This year though, David annouced his retirement from the business, coming out with his struggle with dementia.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

German Sweep: June 28, 2017...

Here's the top ten hits in Germany this week, according to their official singles chart, as "Despacito" remains on top for a ninth week...

1. "Despacito" - Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee (1)
2. "OK" - Robin Schulz featuring James Blunt (2)
3. "Thunder" - Imagine Dragons (4)
4. "2U" - David Guetta featuring Justin Bieber (3)
5. "Wild Thoughts" - DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller (DEBUT)
6. "Mama" - Jonas Blue featuring William Singe (9)
7. "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" - Shawn Mendes (5)
8. "Unforgettable" - French Montana featuring Swae Lee (8)
9. "Shape Of You" - Ed Sheeran (6)
10. "Heute Mit Mir" - Nimo (DEBUT)

As DJ Khaled drops out of the top ten with "I'm The One", he replaces it at #5 with his new "Wild Thoughts" featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller...


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Songoftheday 6/28/17 - As pretty as you are you know you could've been a flower, if good looks were minutes you know you could have been an hour...

"The Way You Do The Things You Do" - UB40
from the album Labour Of Love II (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #6 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 15

Today's song of the day comes from the British reggae band UB40, who had an unexpected rebound hit with the re-release of their 1984 single "Red Red Wine", which ended up going to #1 in America in the fall of 1988. The song came from their first album of all remakes, Labour Of Love, which ended up reaching the top-20 on the U.S. albums chart. A year later, the group released a second covers album, Labour Of Love II, five albums of theirs after the release of the first Labour. While in Britain, the lead single would be the Chi-Lites by way of Inner Circle's "Homely Girl", which made it to #6 in the UK, Americans were treated to a remake of a Motown classic with musical royalty heritage. "The Way You Do The Things You Do" was written by Smokey Robinson and one of the members of his group the Miracles, Bobby Rogers. It was given to the then-struggling vocal group the Temptations, who ended up having their first pop hit with the song, climbing to #11 in Billboard's pop Hot 100 and reaching #1 on the Cash Box R&B chart (at that time Billboard didn't carry an R&B list)...


many other artists had since covered the classic, with a couple reaching the top-40, including Hall & Oates who joined Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin from the Tempts who got to #20 in 1985 in a medley of the song with their "My Girl". But it was UB40's breezy reggae treatment that would prove to be the highest charting version of the song to date...


UB40's take on "The Way You Do The Things You Do" became their second top ten pop hit in the U.S. in December of 1990. The song also crossed over to #21 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart. Internationally, the single reached the top-40 in France (#11), the Netherlands (#15), and Ireland (#26); in the band's homebase of the UK, as the fifth single released from the album it stopped short at #49.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

French Sweep: June 27, 2017...

Here's the top ten hits in France this week, according to their official singles chart, as Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee return to #1 for an eighth non-consecutive week...

1. "Despacito" - Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee (2)
2. "Wild Thoughts" - DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller (DEBUT)
3. "Je Joue De La Musique" - Calogero (4)
4. "Shape Of You" - Ed Sheeran (6)
5. "Attention" - Charlie Puth (7)
6. "Chocolat" - Lartiste featuring Awa Imani (8)
7. "Skin" - Rag N' Bone Man (RE-ENTRY)
8. "Chained To The Rhythm" - Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley (5)
9. "Swalla" - Jason Derulo featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign (RE-ENTRY)
10. "Feels" - Calvin Harris featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, and Big Sean (DEBUT)

DJ Khaled rockets on to the chart at #2 with "Wild Thoughts" featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller. It's from Khaled's Grateful album; lead single "I'm The One" just missed the top ten at #11. The new single samples Santana's #1 pop hit "Maria Maria"...


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Songoftheday 6/27/17 - From the moment I saw you I went outta my mind, I never believed in love at first sight...

"I'm Your Baby Tonight" - Whitney Houston
from the album I'm Your Baby Tonight (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #1 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 14

Today's song of the day comes from Whitney Houston, who had landed her tenth consecutive top ten pop hit with her contribution to the 1988 Olympic Games, "One Moment In Time", in the fall of 1988. Her third studio album, coming three years after her #1 smash Whitney, started the new decade with a more urban contemporary sound. The title track, "I'm Your Baby Tonight", was written and produced by the superstar team of Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds (by then an R&B star in his own right) and Antonio "L.A." Reid. The result was a mid-tempo jam that let her relax and vamp with the song without having to go into so many vocal gymnastics. The video had her aping Dietrick, Ross, and Hepburn, complete with "mime dancers" no less...


"I'm Your Baby Tonight" became Whitney's eighth #1 pop hit in December of 1990. The song also topped Billboard's R&B chart for two weeks (her first on this list since "How Will I Know" from her debut), while crossing over to their Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio list at #7. The house music remix, done by Yvonne Turner and promoted as the official single mix in Europe, climbed to #17 on the American Dance Club Play chart as well. Internationally, the record topped the singles chart in Italy, and reached the top five in Canada (#2), the Netherlands (#2), Belgium (#2), Finland (#2), Austria (#3), Norway (#3), France (#4), Sweden (#4), Switzerland (#4), Germany (#5), and the UK (#5). "I'm Your Baby Tonight" was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1991 for Female Pop Vocal Performance, losing out to Mariah Carey's "Vision Of Love".

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Robbed hit of the week 6/25/17: LL Cool J's "The Boomin' System"...

"The Boomin' System" - LL Cool J
from the album Mama Said Knock You Out (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #48

This week's "robbed hit" comes from rapper LL Cool J, who closed out the 1980's with his Walking With A Panther album, which spun off two top-40 pop hits with "Going Back To Cali" and "I'm The Type Of Guy". The following year, James Smith put out his fourth studio album, Mama Said Knock You Out, with the underground-styled rap track "The Boomin' System" as the lead single. Fashioned for the clubs and rap radio instead of the mainstream, the record sampled James Brown's "Funky Drummer" percussion and "Payback" instrumentation as its base. The video had him going through an arcade alternative universe, and for the tribute to the big radio setups on cars that gave guys respect...


While "The Boomin' System" topped Billboard's Top Rap Singles chart, and climbed to #6 on their R&B Singles list, the record stalled right under the pop Top 40 in October of 1990. The 12" single got to #13 on their Dance Club Play list as well. Across the pond, it was a minor hit in the UK at #83.


Songoftheday 6/26/17 - ...and there are no guns no bombs and no disease, no hungry mouths to feed...

"From A Distance" - Bette Midler
from the album Some Peoples Lives (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #2 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 19

Today's song of the day is from Bette Midler, who after decades of being a film, stage, and music star finally earned her first #1 hit in the summer of 1989 with "Wind Beneath My Wings" from her starring role movie Beaches. A little over a year later, Midler would return with a proper studio album, Some People's Lives, that she also included a cover song that she would truly make her own. "From A Distance" was originally written by Philadelphia-area native Julie Gold, who shopped the inspirational song around until alternative country artist Nanci Griffith recorded it for her 1987 album Lone Star State Of Mind. That delicate and yearning reading of the song would be the standard still among a lot of people (including myself), though it by far didn't get any attention on the radio...


Bette and producer Arif Mardin transformed "From A Distance" into a power-ballad anthem tailor made for the lead-up to the first war in Iraq...


"From A Distance" climbed all the way to the runner-up spot on the American pop Hot 100 in December of 1990, spending 19 weeks in the top-40 (more than any other song of that year). The track spent a week at #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart. Internationally, the record reached the top ten in the UK (#6), the Netherlands (#3), New Zealand (#3), Canada (#7), and Australia (#8). It went to to win Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards the following year.

The follow-up single "Night And Day" would stall out at #62 on the pop Hot 100, though it would get to #15 AC, while "The Gift Of Love" also from the album peaked at #19 AC but didn't scrape the pop chart. In fact, after she popped in at #78 with another movie song, "Every Road Leads Back To You" from For The Boys, she hasn't returned to the pop chart since. However, she's had other musical success, with four of her singles reaching the top ten on the Dance Club Play chart in Billboard, with "I'm Beautiful" topping that chart in 1999. On the radio, she had a few more hits on the Adult Contemporary format, reaching the top-20 four more times. But beyond that, she remains a force in the artistic world, with wildly successful tours, movies like The First Wives Club, and most recently her Tony-winning starring turn on Broadway in the revival of Hello, Dolly.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Songoftheday 6/25/17 - Standing here helpless where do I go, if you leave me alone where do I turn now...

"Stranded" - Heart
from the album Brigade (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #13 (two weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 13

Today's song of the day comes from the hard rock turned pop hitmaking band Heart, whose Brigade album had already scored a pair of hit singles with "I Didn't Want To Need You" and the #2 "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You". The third pop radio release from the album was the dramatic midtempo number "Stranded". With Nancy Wilson singing lead (she's done one single per album since their revitalization in the 80's), the power-ballad-ish number was written by Jeff Harrington and Jamie Kyle, and it's my favorite of Nancy's three ("These Dreams" and "There's The Girl" are the others)...


"Stranded" became the third top-40 pop hit from Brigade in December of 1990. The single also climbed to #8 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") chart, while crossing over to #25 on their Mainstream Rock radio list. Internationally, the single climbed as high as #2 in Canada, and was a minor hit in the UK at #60. A fourth single from the album, "Secret", peaked at #64 in America.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Brit Sweep: June 24, 2017...

Let's cross the Atlantic again to check out the notable songs and albums making the charts in the UK this week...

On the official singles chart in Britain, after only two days of being available, the charity record for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" put together by Simon Cowell (of Idol and X Factor) fame, arrives at the top of the chart. The version features music stars like Robbie Williams, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson from One Direction, the Who's Roger Daltrey, Jesse J, James Arthur, Geri Halliwell, and much much more. It sold over 169,000 copies just from those 48 hours.


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Songoftheday 6/24/17 - It's hard to tell you how I feel without hurting you, so try to think about yourself the way that I see you...

"Hippychick" - Soho
from the album Goddess (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #14 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 9

Today's song of the day comes from the British alternative-dance act Soho, who came together in the late 1980s with songwriter/musician Tim Brinkhurst (aka Timothy London) and sisters Jacqui and Pauline Cuff. In 1988, their debut single "Piece Of You", a slice of techno/HI-NRG that was a minor hit in the UK at #80. A year later, the trio re-emerged with their sophomore effort, Goddess, which featured a single that would sport one of the most left-field of samples. "Hippychick", written by Brinkhurst, had as its foundation the instrumental break from the classic "How Soon Is Now?" emo-rock titans the Smiths. That original was that band's best-known song, with a trippy beat that enraptured the youth of Britain and America in 1985, with lyrics about a politically active girl telling her cop boyfriend that she's more that a peace-sign-giving stoner...


"Hippychick" added a trip-hop beat to the mix, and lyrics actually eschewing the notion that the girls are such "hippies"...


"Hippychick" became Soho's first and only top-40 pop hit in America in November of 1990. The single also climbed to #11 on Bilboard's Modern Rock radio chart, while the remixes on the 12"/CD single helped the record up to #2 for two weeks on their Dance Club Play list. Internationally, the record was a top-40 hit in New Zealand (#7) and Australia (#21); in their native Britain, it was a minor hit at first at #67, but in 1991 after its American success, "Hippycheck" re-entered the UK charts and ended up spending a couple weeks at #8.

The trio's next single in America from Goddess, the tribal funk of "Freaky", got to #32 on the Billboard dance chart, while overseas, the more mod rock "Love Generation" peaked at #85 in Britain. In 1991, they appeared on a spaced-out cover of the disco nugget "Born To Be Alive!" by DJ/dance artist Adamski, which climbed to #51. They would go on to record a handful more albums, but nothing since had taken ahold of the mainstream.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

twostepcub's music chart for June 23, 2017...

Friday's here, and it's time to run down my top 100 tunes from the previous week. Ed Sheeran holds tight at #1 for a third week, while British modern rockers Bastille (pictured above) storm into the top 5. Former big hits from Blondie, Blake Shelton, and Calum Scott drop off my chart, while songs from Shawn Mendes, Midland, and Harry Styles make some of the biggest jumps (moves of 10+ places highlighted in red). Happy Pride, NYC...

This Week               Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran (1)
2. Believer - Imagine Dragons (2)
3. Symphony - Clean Bandit f/Zara Larsson (3)
4. Feel It Still - Portugal, The Man (6)
5. Blame - Bastille (7)
6. That's What I Like - Bruno Mars (4)
7. Stay - Zedd & Alessia Cara (12)
8. Despacito - Luis Fonsi f/Daddy Yankee (16)
9. Hurricane - Luke Combs (5)
10. Heavy - Linkin Park f/Kiiara (11)
11. Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran (9)
12. Love Is Mystical - Cold War Kids (8)
13. Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur (13)
14. Wish I Knew You - The Revivalists (14)
15. Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay (10)
16. How Not To - Dan + Shay (18)
17. Attention - Charlie Puth (22)
18. In Case You Didn't Know - Brett Young (19)
19. Redbone - Childish Gambino (23)
20. Body Like A Back Road - Sam Hunt (20)
21. Cold - Maroon 5 f/Future (17)
22. It Ain't Me - Kygo & Selena Gomez (26)
23. Black - Dierks Bentley (15)
24. Craving You - Thomas Rhett f/Maren Morris (30)
25. Issues - Julia Michaels (25)
26. Human - Rag N' Bone Man (21)
27. The Fighter - Keith Urban f/Carrie Underwood (27)
28. Shine On Me - Dan Auerbach (29)
29. The Cure - Lady Gaga (33)
30. You Look Good - Lady Antebellum (37)
31. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back - Shawn Mendes (51)
32. Good News - Ocean Park Standoff (32)
33. Sign Of The Times - Harry Styles (43)
34. Skin - Rag N' Bone Man (34)
35. Angela - The Lumineers (39)
36. If I Told You - Darius Rucker (36)
37. I Love You - Axwell & Ingrosso f/Kid Ink (28)
38. Kissing Strangers - DNCE f/Nicki Minaj (38)
39. Cold Cold Cold - Cage The Elephant (24)
40. HUMBLE. - Kendrick Lamar (44)
41. Rockabye - Clean Bandit f/Anne-Marie & Sean Paul (31)
42. Anthem Of House - Rosabel f/Terri B! (42)
43. You're Not Alone - Scotty Boy & Lizzie Curious (47)
44. Back 2 Love - Dave Aude' & JVMIE (48)
45. High - Sir Sly (50)
46. Yours If You Want It - Rascal Flatts (52)
47. Hard Times - Paramore (57)
48. U + Me (Love Lesson) - Mary J. Blige (49)
49. Chained To The Rhythm - Katy Perry f/Skip Marley (41)
50. Reverend - Kings Of Leon (54)
51. Don't Take The Money - Bleachers (61)
52. Malibu - Miley Cyrus (62)
53. Set Yourself Free - Dirty Disco f/Celeda (53)
54. Be The One - Dua Lipa (58)
55. No Roots - Alice Merton (56)
56. Drinkin' Problem - Midland (71)
57. Dirt On My Boots - Jon Pardi (46)
58. Take It All Back - Judah & The Lion (60)
59. Cold Little Heart - Michael Kiwanuka (63)
60. Let You Down - Seether (64)
61. Scars To Your Beautiful - Alessia Cara (35)
62. Falling - Alesso (40)
63. Lady - Austin Mahone f/Pitbull (69)
64. Every Time I Hear That Song - Blake Shelton (68)
65. Undress - Anjali (73)
66. Slow Hands - Niall Horan (76)
67. Flatliner - Cole Swindell (77)
68. Come To Me - Sean Finn & Chris Willis (72)
69. Somebody Else Will - Justin Moore (79)
70. Find Me - Sigma f/Birdy (45)
71. My Girl - Dylan Scott (75)
72. 5000 Miles - Johnny Gill f/Jaheim (74)
73. Now Or Never - Halsey (81)
74. Baby I'm Broken - The Record Company (78)
75. Black Rose - Volbeat (80)
76. No Such Thing As A Broken Heart - Old Dominion (DEBUT)
77. Turn It Down For What - StoneBridge f/Seri (87)
78. The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness - The National (82)
79. In Cold Blood - alt-J (83)
80. Hometown Girl - Josh Turner (70)
81. The Cool - Zia (85)
82. Runnin' Out - After 7 (85)
83. No More Sad Songs - Little Mix f/Machine Gun Kelly (93)
84. Options - Pitbull f/Stephen Marley (89)
85. Paris - The Chainsmokers (55)
86. Drink Up - Train (88)
87. Run - Foo Fighters (DEBUT)
88. OK - Robin Schulz f/James Blunt (DEBUT)
89. Song #3 - Stone Sour (DEBUT)
90. Slide - Calvin Harris f/Frank Ocean & Migos (91)
91. Dig Down - Muse (DEBUT)
92. Any Ol' Barstool - Jason Aldean (92)
93. Somebody Else - The 1975 (97)
94. Chocolat - Lartiste f/Awa Imani (94)
95. Strip That Down - Liam Payne f/Quavo (95)
96. J-Boy - Phoenix (DEBUT)
97. Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran (RE-ENTRY)
98. Liar Liar 2017 - Captain SKA (DEBUT)
99. Ghosting - Joe Bermudez f/Meg'n (DEBUT)
100. Heart Away From You - DJ Pebbles (DEBUT)

There are nine songs making their debut on my chart this week (highlighted in blue), and if you click on any of them, you'll connect to that artist's official website for more info. And here they are on video, after the break...

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Songoftheday 6/23/17 - They met on the dancefloor in the old high school gym, he fell like a rock she kinda liked him...

"So Close" - Daryl Hall and John Oates
from the album Change Of Season (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #11 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 9

Today's song of the day comes from the biggest pop duo of the 1980's, Daryl Hall and John Oates, who had dominated the decade with twenty-one top-40 hits in those ten years. Among them were three from their first album with new record label Arista in 1988, "Downtown Life", "Missed Opportunities", and the #3 single "Everything Your Heart Desires". Two years later, the pair released their second record with the imprint, Change Of Season, which marked an evolution from their pop-soul sound to a more rock/adult affair. The first single from the project was produced by Jon Bon Jovi, who added music (along with guitarist Danny Kortchmar) to a song from Hall and George Green called "So Close".  It ended up being their last big hurrah on mainstream pop radio...


"So Close" became Hall and Oates' most recent top-40 pop hit in December of 1990. The song also climbed to #6 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart. Internationally, the single was one of their biggest in Canada, peaking at #4, and was a minor hit in the UK at #69.

Their next single, "Don't Hold Back Your Love", became their first regular release since the 1970's to miss the top-40, coming one notch from the mark at #41, though it peaked at #4 on the Adult Contemporary list (and #10 in Canada). A third release from the album,  a cover of Mel & Tim's "Starting All Over Again", reached the top-10 Adult Contemporary at #10, while another track, "Everywhere I Look", got to #74 in the UK.

After the death of writing partner Janna Allen, and another solo album from Daryl, they wouldn't re-emerge with another duo album until 1997's Marigold Sky. The lead single "Promise Ain't Enough" got to #6 on the AC chart and stuck around for over seven months there. They took another five years for their Do It For Love record, but were rewarded with four singles that made the AC list, including the #1 title track. They followed shortly after with a covers collection, Our Kind Of Soul, that saw their most recent pop Hot 100 appearance, a version of the Spinners' "I'll Be Around" that popped in at #97 (and #6 AC). They most recently topped the easy-listening list in 2006 for two weeks with a reading of "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear" from a holiday album. Daryl became a pioneer of music expression on the internet with his web series Live At Daryl's House, which saw him invite a myriad of different artists veteran and newbies to collaborate with him and his band which remains a must-see to this day. Daryl and John also occasionally collaborate, and are currently on tour with fellow 80s holdbacks Tears For Fears.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Aussie Sweep: June 22, 2017...

Let's take another trip Down Under to check out the songs and albums from local artists reaching the charts in Australia this week...

On the Australian Artists Singles chart, Dean Lewis holds on at #1 with "Waves"...

Pop singer Starley, who had an international hit with "Call On Me", returns to her homeland's chart at #6 with "Touch Me"...


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Songoftheday 6/22/17 - The chills that you spill up my back keep me filled with satisfaction when we're done, satisfaction of what's to come...

"Groove Is In The Heart" - Deee-Lite
from the album World Clique (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #4 (three weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 13

Today's song of the day comes from the alternative dance trio Deee-Lite, who came together in the late 1980's when married couple Pittburgh-raised American singer/DJ Lady Miss Kier and Russian-born DJ Dmitri, who performed together at first, took on Japanese DJ/producer Towa Tei in New York. The eclectic trio released their debut album, World Clique in 1990, with the first single being what would become a club classic, "Groove Is In The Heart". The funky retro-style booty-shaker was based on a foundation of a sample from jazz legend Herbie Hancock's "Bring Down The Birds", a less-than-two-minute track from a soundtrack to an obscure film...


Incorporating that with elements from Vernon Burch's "Get Up", along with other samples, the song sounded old and new at the same time, and clubgoers went nuts for the welcome change of pace from the frenetic beats of house music and laid-back chill of the Soul II Soul sound. The video featured Kier, Dmitri, and Towa in flower-power-style couture designed by Kier. Bootsy Collins, who played with James Brown and George Clinton, appears on the record and in the video, along with Brown player Maceo Parker and rapper Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest, all ending up arguably the best pop single of 1990...


"Groove Is In The Heart" became Deee-lite's first and only top-40 pop hit in the U.S. in November of 1990. The single also climbed to #28 on Billboard's R&B chart as well. Remixes of the song from the 12"/CD single helped it spend three weeks at #1 on their Dance Club Play list as a double-sided hit with "What Is Love?". Internationally, the single topped the chart in Australia, peaked at #2 in the UK (again with "What Is Love?") and New Zealand, and reached the top-10 in Ireland (#8), Finland (#9), and the Netherlands (#10).

The trio's next single, the house music jam "Power Of Love", also topped the dance chart in America, but stopped just short of the pop top-40 at #47, but did get to #25 in the UK. A third release, "E.S.P.", went to #7 on Billboard's dance chart, but then "Good Beat" returned Deee-Lite back to the top of that list. The World Clique album remains a must-have set for anybody interested in dance music in the 1990s.

In 1992, Kier, Dmitri, and Tei released their sophomore album, Infinity Within, which had more meatier lyrical content over the beats, with tracks like "Vote, Baby, Vote", and the safe-sex PSA "Rubber Lover". First single "Runaway" topped the dance chart, but nothing from the set got any attention on pop radio. While they broke up during the recording of their third effort, Dewdrops In The Garden, the resulting record scored a pair of #1 dance hits with "Bring Me Your Love" and "Call Me" in 1994-5. Since the act's dissolution, each of the members has gone on to prolific DJ'ng careers, but there's no sign of them ever coming back together as yet.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

German Sweep: June 21, 2017...

Here's the top ten hits in Germany this week, as Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee remain on top for an eighth week...

1. "Despacito" - Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee (1)
2. "OK" - Robin Schulz featuring James Blunt (2)
3. "2U" - David Guetta featuring Justin Bieber (DEBUT)
4. "Thunder" - Imagine Dragons (5)
5. "There's Nothin' Holding Me Back" - Shawn Mendes (6)
6. "Shape Of You" - Ed Sheeran (3)
7. "I'm The One" - DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, & Lil' Wayne (7)
8. "Unforgettable" - French Montana featuring Swae Lee (DEBUT)
9. "Mama" - Jonas Blue featuring William Singe (DEBUT)
10. "Louis Louis" - Kay One (9)

Justin Bieber again has two appearances in the top ten as his featured role on DJ Khaled's "I'm The One" is joined at #3 with his collaboration with French dance music king David Guetta's "2U"...


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Songoftheday 6/21/17 - Well I see him on the TV preachin' 'bout the promised lands, he tells me to believe in Jesus and steals the money from my hand...

"Something To Believe In" - Poison
from the album Flesh & Blood (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #4 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 15

Today's song of the day comes from the glam-metal band Poison, whose third album Flesh & Blood had already scored a top-10 pop hit with "Unskinny Bop" in the fall of 1990. Their second single from the set was a power-ballad in the style that made their "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" their biggest hit. Written by lead singer Bret Michaels and the band and produced by Bruce Fairbairn, the anthemic chorus was concocted for lighters to come out during their concerts, but with lyrics containing a rail against shyster preachers as well as a subtle story of forgotten soldiers and their fight with mental illness...


"Something To Believe In" became Poison's sixth (and so far last) top ten pop hit in the U.S. in December of 1990. The single also climbed to #5 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock radio chart, matching their best showing with "Unskinny Bop". Internationally, the single peaked at #3 in Canada, and got to the top-40 in the UK (#35) and New Zealand (#38).

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

French Sweep: June 20, 2017...


Here's the top ten hits in France this week, according to their official singles sales chart, as we finally have a new winner at #1...

1. "La Vie Est Belle" - Indochine (DEBUT)
2. "Despacito" - Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee (1)
3. "2U" - David Guetta featuring Justin Bieber (DEBUT)
4. "Je Joue De La Musique" - Calogero (RE-ENTRY)
5. "Chained To The Rhythm" - Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley (3)
6. "Shape Of You" - Ed Sheeran (2)
7. "Attention" - Charlie Puth (5)
8. "Chocolat" - Lartiste featuring Awa Imani (4)
9. "Bon Appetit" - Katy Perry featuring Migos (10)
10. "Something Just Like This" - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay (7)

Veteran new wave band Indochine, from Paris, return big-time in the #1 spot with their new track "La Vie Est Belle" ("Life Is Beautiful"). It's their second to reach the top in their native country; they did the trick back in 2002 with "J'ai Demandé à la Lune" ("I Asked The Moon")...


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Songoftheday 6/20/17 - This is a song about those bad days start out happy and end up sad days, talkin' about that Murphy's law chill if it can go wrong yes it will...

"Ooops Up" - Snap!
from the album World Power (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #35 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 2

Today's song of the day comes from the German-based dance act Snap!, who had a huge international hit with the club jam "The Power" that ended up climbing to #2 on the American pop chart in the summer of 1990. Their follow-up single, "Ooops Up", used the Gap Band's funk classic "I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance (Oops)" as a foundation. That record, released in 1980, hit the top ten on the American R&B (#4) and British pop singles (#6) charts...


Snap's update, which featured singer Penny Ford now as an official member (she was a singer in the Gap Band's outfit back in the day), brought the beat back to the club with a rap written by Turbo B (Durron Butler) over a house music beat provided by the act's leaders/producers Michael Münzing
and Luca Anzilotti...


"Ooops Up" became Snap!'s second top-40 pop hit in October of 1990. The single climbed to #18 on Billboard's R&B chart and #3 on their Rap Singles list. The remixes on the 12" record helped the track up to #4 on the Dance Club Play chart in America. Internationally, the song reached the top ten in their native Germany (#2), the Netherlands (#2), Austria (#2), Sweden (#2), Switzerland (#2), Norway (#2), Australia (#4), Belgium (#4), the UK (#5), Italy (#6), Ireland (#6), Spain (#6), and New Zealand (#8).

A third single from the World Power record, "Cult Of Snap", didn't reach America, but was a big European hit, reaching the top ten in the Netherlands (#2), Germany (#3), and the UK (#8) among others. But the fourth release, "Mary Had A Little Boy", did make the States, where it climbed to #4 on the Dance Club Play chart at #56 on the R&B list.  While the group was preparing their next album, Ford left to return to her solo career, hitting the top 40 on the R&B chart with "Daydreaming" in 1993, while also recording with Soul II Soul.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Robbed hit of the week 6/19/17 - Sydney Youngblood's "I'd Rather Go Blind"...

"I'd Rather Go Blind" - Sydney Youngblood
from the album Feeling Free (UK-1989) & Sydney Youngblood (US-1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #46

This week's "robbed hit" comes from pop/soul singer Sydney Youngblood, who got his first success in Europe in the late 1980's. A cover of Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" was a minor hit in the UK in 1988 (it would later reach the top-40 in France), but his next release, "If I Only Could", which sampled the club classic "Break 4 Love", proved to be a massive single, topping the chart in Belgium and reaching the top ten in Britain, France, and Germany. That was followed by "Sit And Wait" (which cribbed from Gwen Guthrie's "Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent", which got to the runner-up spot in Germany, Austria, Sweden, and Belgium. Sydney finally got attention in his American homeland with his fourth single, a cover of the song "I'd Rather Go Blind". First recorded by blues-soul icon Etta James, it was the flip-side of her top-40 hit "Tell Mama" from 1968, but ended up being one of her most revered recordings. She wrote the song with writer Ellington Jordan...


Sydney took the song in a completely different direction, adding a trip-hop beat like the one Milli Vanilli and Soul II Soul got famous for...


Youngblood's version of "I'd Rather Go Blind", peaked just under the top 40 on both the pop (#46) and R&B (#42) charts in Billboard magazine in October of 1990. Internationally, while the track reached the top-40 in Germany (#23) and Belgium (#34), it similarly stalled at #44 in the UK. In America, a re-release of "Ain't No Sunshine" got to #51 on the R&B list.

A year later, Sydney released a second album, Passion, Grace, and Serious Bass... which went unnoticed in the U.S. but was a moderate success in Europe, hitting the top-40 with single "Hooked On You" on much of the continent. In 1993, "Anything" from his third release Just The Way It Is got to #48 in the UK. The following year, his album The Hat Won't Fit only got Eurodance-styled track "So Good So Right (All I Can Do)" to #91 in Germany. He most recently popped back on the German chart at #89 with a remix of "If Only I Could" with Tom Pulse. Sydney came back with a new album, Black Magic, in 2014.

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Songoftheday 6/19/17 - It's the same game played in so many ways, everyone is the victim too...

"Lies" - En Vogue
from the album Born To Sing (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #38 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 1

Today's song of the day comes from the soul vocal group En Vogue, whose first single "Hold On" proved to be one of the biggest R&B hits of the year and landed at #2 on the pop chart as well. Their follow-up would be another mid-tempo jam with lyrics that went into an opposite direction. "Lies", written by the quartet with producers Thomas McElroy and Denzil Foster, confronts a cheating lover with a bit of sass. A rap bridge was given by Debbie T (who I never heard from again)...


"Lies" became En Vogue's second top-40 pop hit, slipping in for a week in October of 1990. The song did much better on urban radio, giving the group their second straight #1 single. On Billboard's Dance Club Play chart, the remixed version of the track made it to #18. Internationally, the record just missed the top 40 in the Netherlands (#42) and the UK (#44), and peaked at #72 in Canada.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Songoftheday 6/18/17 - This rhyme this time Is one of a kind, blowing yo mind like only the Candyman can...

"Knockin' Boots" - Candyman
from the album Ain't No Shame In My Game (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #9 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 12

Today's song of the day comes from rapper Candyman, who hails from Los Angeles. After working behind Tone Loc of "Wild Thing/Funky Cold Medina" fame, Candell Manson released his major-label debut album Ain't No Shame In My Game in 1990. The first single, "Knockin' Boots", uses the instrumental track from Betty Wright's "Tonight's The Night" as the base, with an interpolation of the chorus of "Ooh Boy" from Rose Royce as the bridge between verses. Tone provided the intro to the single and video...


 "Knockin' Boots" became Candyman's sole top-40 pop hit, reaching the top ten in November of 1990. The single also climbed to #5 on Billboard's R&B chart. Internationally, the record topped the singles chart in the Netherlands, and got to #9 in neighboring Belgium. Candell's second single, "Melt In Your Mouth", which sampled the Spinners' "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love", reached #69 on the pop chart and #46 R&B. A third release, "Nightgown", slipped in at #91 on the pop Hot 100. In the summer of 1991, he released a second album, Playtime is Over, but he hasn't been on the R&B or pop chart since.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Songoftheday 06/17/17 - I know you've heard it all before so I don't say it anymore, I just stand by and let you fight your secret war...

"Joey" - Concrete Blonde
from the album Bloodletting (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #19 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 8

Today's song of the day comes from the alternative rock band Concrete Blonde, which started out in Los Angeles with singer/songwriter Johnette Napolitano and James Mankey as the Dream 6. Adding drummer Rushakoff, they renamed themselves with the moniker given by Michael Stipe from R.E.M. (a labelmate at the time), for their self-titled debut album. A song from it, "True", became a minor rock radio hit at #42 in 1987. A year later, their sophomore effort Free was released, with drummer Al Bloch coming aboard, and from it "God Is A Bullet" changed their sound a little bit to a lighter version of the Cult and landed them at #15 on Billboard's new Modern Rock radio list. Roxy Music's Paul Thompson changed out for drums for their third release, Bloodletting, which saw the band have their biggest success. "Joey", the sad, first single about a man falling into a bad addiction, was written primarily for Wall Of Voodoo's Marc Moreland, who Johnette also played with, but also touching on Rushakoff, who was in rehab at that time...


"Joey" became Concrete's only pop hit, reaching the top-20 on the American pop chart in November of 1990. The single spent four weeks at #1 on Billboard's Modern Rock radio chart, while crossing over to #20 on their Mainstream Rock list as well. It even popped on to the Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") chart at #42. Internationally, the single was a top ten hit in Australia (#2) and Canada (#6), and hit the top 40 in Belgium (#35) and the Netherlands (#17) in Europe.

A second single from the set, "Caroline", got to #23 on the Modern Rock chart, while another track from Bloodletting, "Tomorrow Wendy", was a minor hit in Canada at #66, where "Caroline" peaked at #22. Rushakoff came back for the band's next album, Walking In London, which spun off two top ten Modern Rock hits with "Ghost Of Texas Ladies' Man" (#2) and "Someday?" (#8). The revolving door swung again as Thompson re-replaced Rushakoff for the act's Mexican Moon set in 1993, which had their most recent American chart appearance with "Heal It Up" (Modern Rock #16). After splitting for four years, Napolitano and Mankey had regrouped the band a few times with three studio albums coming out since.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

twostepcub's music chart for June 16, 2017...

Friday's here, and it's time to run down my top 100 tunes from the previous week. Ed Sheeran remains on top for a second week, while Alaskan rockers Portugal The Man (pictured above) climb a pair of notches within the top ten. Songs from Miley Cyrus, Sean Finn/Chris Willis, and Shawn Mendes make some of the biggest jumps (moves of 10+ places highlighted in red), while former big hits from Bruno Mars, Zayn/Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Kelsea Ballerini, the New Pornographers, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike/Diplo drop out. I'm ready for my close-up...

This Week           Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran (1)
2. Believer - Imagine Dragons (2)
3. Symphony - Clean Bandit f/Zara Larsson (4)
4. That's What I Like - Bruno Mars (3)
5. Hurricane - Luke Combs (5)
6. Feel It Still - Portugal, The Man (8)
7. Blame - Bastille (10)
8. Love Is Mystical - Cold War Kids (6)
9. Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran (9)
10. Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay (7)
11. Heavy - Linkin Park f/Kiiara (15)
12. Stay - Zedd & Alessia Cara (16)
13. Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur (11)
14. Wish I Knew You - The Revivalists (14)
15. Black - Dierks Bentley (17)
16. Despacito - Luis Fonsi f/Daddy Yankee (22)
17. Cold - Maroon 5 f/Future (13)
18. How Not To - Dan + Shay (18)
19. In Case You Didn't Know - Brett Young (19)
20. Body Like A Back Road - Sam Hunt (12)
21. Human - Rag N' Bone Man (20)
22. Attention - Charlie Puth (32)
23. Redbone - Childish Gambino (27)
24. Cold Cold Cold - Cage The Elephant (24)
25. Issues - Julia Michaels (25)
26. It Ain't Me - Kygo & Selena Gomez (30)
27. The Fighter - Keith Urban f/Carrie Underwood (29)
28. I Love You - Axwell & Ingrosso f/Kid Ink (28)
29. Shine On Me - Dan Auerbach (33)
30. Craving You - Thomas Rhett f/Maren Morris (38)
31. Rockabye - Clean Bandit f/Anne-Marie & Sean Paul (21)
32. Good News - Ocean Park Standoff (42)
33. The Cure - Lady Gaga (53)
34. Skin - Rag N' Bone Man (34)
35. Scars To Your Beautiful - Alessia Cara (31)
36. If I Told You - Darius Rucker (41)
37. You Look Good - Lady Antebellum (47)
38. Kissing Strangers - DNCE f/Nicki Minaj (52)
39. Angela - The Lumineers (49)
40. Falling - Alesso (40)
41. Chained To The Rhythm - Katy Perry f/Skip Marley (36)
42. Anthem Of House - Rosabel f/Terri B! (46)
43. Sign Of The Times - Harry Styles (59)
44. HUMBLE. - Kendrick Lamar (54)
45. Find Me - Sigma f/Birdy (37)
46. Dirt On My Boots - Jon Pardi (44)
47. You're Not Alone - Scotty Boy & Lizzie Curious (57)
48. Back 2 Love - Dave Aude' & JVMIE (58)
49. U + Me (Love Lesson) - Mary J. Blige (51)
50. High - Sir Sly (64)
51. There's Nothin' Holding Me Back - Shawn Mendes (76)
52. Yours If You Want It - Rascal Flatts (56)
53. Set Yourself Free - Dirty Disco f/Celeda (55)
54. Reverend - Kings Of Leon (72)
55. Paris - The Chainsmokers (50)
56. No Roots - Alice Merton (61)
57. Hard Times - Paramore (77)
58. Be The One - Dua Lipa (70)
59. Fun - Blondie (39)
60. Take It All Back - Judah & The Lion (66)
61. Don't Take The Money - Bleachers (71)
62. Malibu - Miley Cyrus (92)
63. Cold Little Heart - Michael Kiwanuka (75)
64. Let You Down - Seether (68)
65. The Weekend - Brantley Gilbert (45)
66. Stay In The Dark - The Band Perry (48)
67. Monster - Starset (69)
68. Every Time I Hear That Song - Blake Shelton (78)
69. Lady - Austin Mahone f/Pitbull (73)
70. Hometown Girl - Josh Turner (60)
71. Drinkin' Problem - Midland (79)
72. Come To Me - Sean Finn & Chris Willis (99)
73. Undress - Anjali (85)
74. 5000 Miles - Johnny Gill f/Jaheim (88)
75. My Girl - Dylan Scott (80)
76. Slow Hands - Niall Horan (94)
77. Flatliner - Cole Swindell (87)
78. Baby I'm Broken - The Record Company (DEBUT)
79. Somebody Else Will - Justin Moore (DEBUT)
80. Black Rose - Volbeat (DEBUT)
81. Now Or Never - Halsey (DEBUT)
82. The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness (DEBUT)
83. In Cold Blood - alt-J (93)
84. Dancing On My Own - Calum Scott (84)
85. The Cool - Zia (100)
86. Runnin' Out - After 7 (DEBUT)
87. Turn It Down For What - StoneBridge f/Seri (DEBUT)
88. Drink Up - Train (96)
89. Options - Pitbull f/Stephen Marley (DEBUT)
90. Lost Love - Lisa Cole (90)
91. Slide - Calvin Harris f/Frank Ocean & Migos (95)
92. Any Ol' Barstool - Jason Aldean (82)
93. No More Sad Songs - Little Mix f/Machine Gun Kelly (97)
94. Chocolat - Lartiste f/Awa Imani (98)
95. Strip That Down - Liam Payne f/Quavo (DEBUT)
96. On My Mind - Disciples (DEBUT)
97. Somebody Else - The 1975 (RE-ENTRY)
98. Good Day - Yellow Claw f/DJ Snake & Elliphant (RE-ENTRY)
99. A Guy With A Girl - Blake Shelton (RE-ENTRY)
100. Making Love With The Radio On - Gavin DeGraw (DEBUT)

There are eleven songs making their debut on my chart this week (highlighted in blue), and if you click on any of them, you'll connect to that artist's official website for more info. And here they are on video, after the break....

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