Friday, March 31, 2017

twostepcub's music chart for March 31, 2017...


Friday's here, and it's time to run down my top 100 tunes from the previous week. British singer Rag 'N' Bone man makes it 10 weeks on top, while Bruno Mars (pictured above) rolls into the top ten. Former big hits from Donna Summer/Barbra Streisand, The 1975, and DJ Snake/Justin Bieber drop off my list, while songs from the Chainsmokers/Coldplay, the Pretty Reckless, and Kelsea Ballerini make the biggest jumps (moves of 10+ places highlighted in red). It's only been 1/4 of the year so far? It feels like a decade!

This Week                   Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Human - Rag N' Bone Man (1)
2. Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran (2)
3. I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd f/Daft Punk (3)
4. Chained To The Rhythm - Katy Perry f/Skip Marley (6)
5. Rockabye - Clean Bandit f/Anne-Marie & Sean Paul (4)
6. Still Breathing - Green Day (5)
7. Scars To Your Beautiful - Alessia Cara (7)
8. That's What I Like - Bruno Mars (16)
9. Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur (9)
10. Water Under The Bridge - Adele (8)
11. Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran (11)
12. Sober Saturday Night - Chris Young f/Vince Gill (12)
13. Love On The Brain - Rihanna (13)
14. Cleopatra - The Lumineers (14)
15. Mercy - Shawn Mendes (17)
16. Show Me Love - Brian Justin Crum f/Toy Armada & DJ Grind (18)
17. Better Man - Little Big Town (9)
18. Fast - Luke Bryan (19)
19. Think A Little Less - Michael Ray (23)
20. Million Reasons - Lady Gaga (20)
21. Hot Thoughts - Spoon (31)
22. 24K Magic - Bruno Mars (22)
23. Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5 f/Kendrick Lamar (21)
24. Kill A Word - Eric Church f/Rhiannon Giddens (24)
25. Rhythm & Blues - The Head and the Heart (29)
26. Paris - The Chainsmokers (28)
27. Waste A Moment - Kings Of Leon (15)
28. I Don't Wanna Live Forever - Zayn & Taylor Swift (32)
29. The Greatest - Sia f/Kendrick Lamar (27)
30. Heavydirtysoul - twenty-one pilots (35)
31. Believer - Imagine Dragons (41)
32. Road Less Traveled - Lauren Alaina (36)
33. Dirt On My Boots - Jon Pardi (33)
34. This Town - Niall Horan (34)
35. Star Of The Show - Thomas Rhett (25)
36. Seein' Red - Dustin Lynch (26)
37. Long Live Love - LeAnn Rimes (30)
38. Call On Me - Starley (42)
39. Trouble - Cage The Elephant (38)
40. Love Is Mystical - Cold War Kids (44)
41. Today - Brad Paisley (46)
42. A Guy With A Girl - Blake Shelton (40)
43. Way Down We Go - Kaleo (47)
44. Yeah Boy - Kelsea Ballerini (58)
45. The Mack - Nevada f/Mark Morrison & Fetty Wap (59)
46. Heathens - twenty-one pilots (50)
47. Take It All Back - Judah & The Lion (43)
48. On Hold - The xx (52)
49. Name For You - The Shins (55)
50. Let's Hurt Tonight - OneRepublic (51)
51. Lost On You - LP (63)
52. Wanna Be That Song - Brett Eldredge (48)
53. Play That Song - Train (53)
54. Long Song Away - Kevin Ross (64)
55. Slumber Party - Britney Spears f/Tinashe (56)
56. Any Ol' Barstool - Jason Aldean (62)
57. Dancing On My Own - Calum Scott (57)
58. Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay (78)
59. How Did You Love - Shinedown (61)
60. In A Drawer - Band Of Horses (60)
61. Cold - Maroon 5 f/Future (65)
62. Down - Marian Hill (68)
63. Watch Out - Glovibes & Gary Caos (67)
64. The Weekend - Brantley Gilbert (66)
65. Side To Side - Ariana Grande f/Nicki Minaj (45)
66. Bar At The End Of The World - Kenny Chesney (73)
67. Best Love - Yuna (79)
68. Hometown Girl - Josh Turner (74)
69. Bad Things - Machine Gun Kelly f/Camila Cabello (69)
70. Oasis - Kendra Erika (70)
71. Fire Escape - Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness (75)
72. Body Like A Back Road - Sam Hunt (76)
73. Heavy - Linkin Park f/Kiiara (83)
74. Closer - The Chainsmokers f/Halsey (54)
75. Lick Me Up - Tony Moran & Dani Toro f/Zhana Roiya (85)
76. Green Light - Lorde (DEBUT)
77. Yeah Yeah 2016 - Luciana & Dave Aude' (49)
78. Don't Want You Back - Leela James (84)
79. Hey Baby - Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs Diplo f/Deb's Daughter (DEBUT)
80. All Time Low - Jon Bellion (81)
81. Oh My God - The Pretty Reckless (96)
82. Touch - Little Mix (80)
83. I Got You - Bebe Rexha (93)
84. Issues - Julia Michaels (88)
85. Alegre - Rod Carrillo (89)
86. Feel Like Home - Sander Kleinenberg f/DYSON (DEBUT)
87. I'm Blessed - Charlie Wilson f/T.I. (97)
88. 7 - Catfish & The Bottlemen (94)
89. May We All - Florida Georgia Line f/Tim McGraw (87)
90. It Ain't Me - Kygo & Selena Gomez (100)
91. Wish I Knew You - The Revivalists (RE-ENTRY)
92. Never Again - Breaking Benjamin (DEBUT)
93. Hurricane - Luke Combs (DEBUT)
94. All We Ever Knew - The Head and the Heart (RE-ENTRY)
95. Gonna Be Power - Glenn Thornton f/Dawn Tallman (95)
96. Good News - Ocean Park Standoff (DEBUT)
97. Ciao Adios - Anne-Marie (DEBUT)
98. Angela - The Lumineers (DEBUT)
99. Safe Inside - James Arthur (DEBUT)
100. Slide - Calvin Harris f/Frank Ocean & Migos (DEBUT)

There are ten singles making their debut on my chart this week (highlighted in blue). If you click on any of them, you'll connect to that artist's official website. And here they are on video, after the break...

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Songoftheday 3/31/17 - What you’ve been missin’ in a man, I can supply it your wish is my command...

"Rub You The Right Way" - Johnny Gill
from the album Johnny Gill (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #3 (two weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 16

Today's song of the day comes from R&B singer Johnny Gill, who had started out as a solo singer as a teenager in the early 80s, releasing a self-titled debut album in 1983 for Cotillion Records. His first single,  the bubbly "Super Love", reached the top-40 on Billboard's R&B chart (#29). The following year, he recorded a "duet" album with pre-fame friend Stacy Lattisaw Perfect Combination, which not only reached the albums chart, but landed him his first pop hit single with the title track, which also went all the way to #10 on the R&B list.  Another track from the set, "Block Party", got them into the club chart at #48. Another solo set, Chemistry, followed, with another R&B top-40 solo hit in the ballad "Half Crazy" (#26). Two years later, in 1987, after the departure of Bobby Brown from the vocal group New Edition, Gill was recruited into the act for their Heart Break album, which garnered them a top-10 pop/R&B hit with "If It Isn't Love". But by the end of the decade, the various members of the quintet took a break to work on outside projects. The trio of Bell Biv Devoe were the first out of the gate, scoring a top-3 pop/#1 R&B hit with "Poison" in June of 1990. Not long after, Gill released his next solo single, "Rub You The Right Way". As opposed to his pre-Edition squeaky-clean image and sound, the salacious new jack swing dance tune got down and dirty with its intentions, without having to throw a curse word in at all. Written and produced by Jimmy Jam Harris and Terry Lewis (Janet Jackson's ex-Time production gurus), the singer showed more skin and lit R&B radio on fire...


"Rub You The Right Way" became Johnny's first and biggest top-40 pop hit in August of 1990. The single spent a week at #1 on Billboard's R&B chart, replacing Bell Biv Devoe's "Poison" in May. The 12" remixes climbed to #16 on their Dance Club Play list as well. Internationally, the single made the top-40 in the Netherlands (#26), and was a minor hit in Australia (#59) and the UK (#77).  His Motown self-titled album was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B male performance in 1991, losing out to Luther Vandross' "Here And Now".

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Aussie Sweep: March 30, 2017...

It's time to head Down Under to check out the local artists making the charts in Australia this week...

On the Australian Artists Singles chart, dance act Pnau remains on top with "Chameleon"...

Indie-rock singer/songwriter Amy Shark from Queensland enters at #6 with "Weekends". She's also in the #2 spot with "Shark"...


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Songoftheday 3/30/17 - All I ever wanted all I ever needed is here in my arms, words are very unnecessary they can only do harm...

"Enjoy The Silence" - Depeche Mode
from the album Violator (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #8 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 12

Today's song of the day comes from the British new wave band Depeche Mode, who had proven their popularity in the States with their triumphant sold-out show in the Rose Bowl in 1988, which was documented in their live documentary and album 101. In the spring of 1990 the first single from their next album, the jump-blues thump of "Personal Jesus", became their second top-40 pop hit in the U.S., introducing their classic record Violator. The next single from the set would end up being their biggest American success so far, "Enjoy The Silence". Written by Martin Gore and sung by Dave Gahan, it was moody but still joyful synthpop song that was the goth's go-to love song had the dark picture it painted in the lyrics culminate in the chorus "all I ever wanted, all I ever needed was in your arms..."...


"Enjoy The Silence" became the Mode's sole top-10 pop hit (so far) in the U.S. in July of 1990. The song also spent three weeks at #1 on Billboard's Modern Rock radio chart, while the 12" remix single went to #6 on their Dance Club Play list. Internationally, the single was #1 in Spain for five weeks, did a week at the top in Denmark, and reached the top ten in Germany (#2), Switzerland (#2), Ireland (#3), Finland (#3), Belgium (#4), Sweden (#5), the Netherlands (#5), France (#9), Italy (#10), and their native UK (#6). The song won the BRIT award for best single that year as well.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

German Sweep: March 29, 2017...


Here's the top ten hits in Germany this week, according to their official singles chart, as Ed Sheeran remains on top for an eleventh week...

1. "Shape Of You" - Ed Sheeran (1)
2. "Tuesday" - Burak Yeter featuring Danelle Sandoval (3)
3. "It Ain't Me" - Kygo & Selena Gomez (2)
4. "Something Just Like This" - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay (4)
5. "You Don't Know Me" - Jax Jones featuring RAYE (6)
6. "Galway Girl" - Ed Sheeran (5)
7. "Nummer 1" - Zuna featuring Azet & Noizy (DEBUT)
8. "Chained To The Rhythm" - Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley (8)
9. "Castle On The Hill" - Ed Sheeran (7)
10. "Paris" - The Chainsmokers (10)

Zuna, a Lebanese-born rap artist who hails from the eastern city of Dresden, scores his first top ten hit at #7 with "Nummer 1" featuring Azet and Noizy...


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Songoftheday 3/29/17 - Hey girl in your eyes I see your picture of me all the time, and girl when you smile you got to know that you drive me wild...

"Step By Step" - New Kids On The Block
from the album Step By Step (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #1 (three weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 11

The song of the day from this hump-day comes from the New Kids on the Block, who had dominated the pop market with their legion of tween girls (and a sprinkle of boys) at the end of the 1980's. Their second album Hangin' Tough had spun off five top ten pop hits, and with that momentum they scored two more with a recycled track from their debut album as well as "This One's From The Children" from their Christmas album. After a grueling five months, in the spring of 1990 the guys came back with a new single, "Step By Step". Written and produced by their svengali Maurice Starr, the frenetic disco-style number tried to straddle the line between kiddie-pop innocence and gruffier posturing...


"Step By Step" became the New Kids' third and so-far final #1 pop hit in June of 1990. The single also climbed to #48 on Billboard's R&B chart. Internationally, the song topped the chart in Canada, hit #2 in the UK, and reached the top ten in New Zealand (#3), Norway (#3), Ireland (#5), Belgium (#6), Finland (#7), Germany (#8), Australia (#8), and France (#10).

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

French Sweep: March 28, 2017...

Here's the top-10 hits in France this week, according to their official singles chart, as Ed Sheeran spends an eleventh week at #1...

1. "Shape Of You" - Ed Sheeran (1)
2. "I Feel It Coming" - The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk (3)
3. "Human" - Rag N' Bone Man (2)
4. "Way Down We Go" - Kaleo (7)
5. "Be Mine" - Oferbach (5)
6. "Despacito" - Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee (DEBUT)
7. "Chained To The Rhythm" - Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley (10)
8. "Sunset Lover" - Petit Biscuit (6)
9. "Peine & Pitie'" - Vitaa (4)
10. "Je M'en Vais" - Vianney (8)

Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi climbs into the top 10 with his first chart entry, "Despacito", at #6. It features rapper Daddy Yankee, who had previously gone to #12 with his own "Gasolina" in 2005...


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Songoftheday 3/28/17 - I was good I could talk a mile a minute, on this caffeine buzz I was on...

"Deadbeat Club" - The B-52's 
from the album Cosmic Thing (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #30 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 4

Today's song of the day comes from the B-52's, who parlayed their quirky underground fame to pop radio love in 1989 with back-to-back top-3 pop singles in "Love Shack" and "Roam". The third single from their Cosmic Thing album was the snarky mid-tempo alternative rock of "Deadbeat Club". Written by the band and produced by Nile Rodgers, the single was a cool nostalgic piece for that post-80s generation...


"Deadbeat Club" became the third top-40 pop hit from Cosmic Thing in June of 1990. Internationally, the single reached the top-40 in New Zealand (#21) and Canada (#35).

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Robbed hit of the week 3/27/17 - Gloria Estefan's "Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)"...

"Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)" - Gloria Estefan
from the album Cuts Both Ways (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #48

This week's "robbed hit" comes from Cuban-American pop star Gloria Estefan, whose first album with solo billing, Cuts Both Ways, had rewarded her with a #1 pop hit with "Don't Wanna Lose You", along with hit follow-ups "Get On Your Feet" and "Here We Are". The fourth single from the record brought her back to her pre-pop fame, with the "Spanglish" (part Spanish and part English) single "Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)". Written by Gloria with nominal "Miami Sound Machine" members Clay Ostwald and Jorge Casas, the single dared to stray from the middle-of-the-road path she was taking, and she did have musical "capital" to spend at the time. And the combination of Latin rhythm and house music bass and groove notes add to the freshness of the final track...


While "Oye Mi Canto" reached #31 on the Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart, and made it to #10 on Billboard's Latin Songs list, it stalled not far from the pop top 40 at #48 in May of 1990. Internationally, the record did better, climbing to #16 in the UK, as well as making the top ten in Ireland (#7), The Netherlands (#8), and Belgium (#10).

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Songoftheday 3/27/17 - Everyday love me your own special way, melt all my heart away with a smile...

"Always And Forever" - Whistle
from the album Always and Forever (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #35
Weeks in the Top-40: 4

Today's song of the day comes from the group Whistle, who started out as a rap act from Brooklyn in the mid-1980's. Releasing their self-titled debut album in 1986, their first single "Nothing Serious (Just Buggin')", was a moderately successful R&B hit in the U.S. at #17 and on the dance list at #18, but despite the fact that it missed the pop chart altogether, the single became big overseas, landing at #7 on the British singles chart. Another song from the set, the freestyle/hip-hop mesh of "Barbara's Bedroom", also made the R&B top-40 at #31. Changing out a couple members to go from a trio to a foursome, they re-emerged as a predominantly singing group on their second effort Transformation, which landed three songs on the R&B chart with the third, the break-up ballad "Right Next To Me", becoming their first to reach the pop chart at #60. So to gain on the momentum from that success, Whistle's third album started out not only with another lead single ballad, but a cover of one of the most known love songs in the "quiet storm" canon. "Always And Forever", written by the late great Rod Temperton, leader of the disco band Heatwave, originally went to #2 on the R&B chart and #18 on the American pop Hot 100 in 1978, and has become a wedding/prom staple since...


Whistle goes it the neo-doowop treatment to this like New Edition did to 60s songs on their Under The Blue Moon set...


Their version of "Always And Forever" became their sole top-40 pop hit in June of 1990. The single was their biggest soul radio hit, reaching #9 on the R&B chart in Billboard. They followed with an uptempo record, "Bad Habit", which climbed to #40 R&B while the remixes nabbed them a second club hit at #13. A third single, "Do You Care", featuring jazz-soul saxophonist Najee, was also a minor soul hit at #69. In 1992, the group released their fourth and final album, Get The Love, with two minor R&B hits, the latest being "I Am" at #92. They split not long after that.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Songoftheday 3/26/17 - I've been walking in the rain just to get wet on purpose, I've been forcing myself not to forget just to feel worse...

"Getting Away With It" - Electronic
from the album Electronic (1991)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #38 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 2

Today's song of the day comes from Electronic, a new-wave "supergroup" led by New Order lead singer Bernard Sumner and the guitarist from the Smiths, Johnny Marr. With the Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant also on board, as well as ABC drummer David Palmer, the band recorded a one-off single, "Getting Away With It". Written and produced by Sumner, Marr, and Tennant, and with the Art of Noise's Anne Dudley arranging the lush string section behind the dance track, this was probably the first all-star collaboration I remembered being really excited about on its initial release...


"Getting Away With It" became the collective's sole pop hit in the U.S., reaching the top-40 in May of 1990. The single also climbed to #4 on Billboard's Modern Rock radio chart, while the 12" remixes went to #7 on their Dance Club Play list. Internationally, in the members' native Britain, the single climbed to #12, while reaching the top-40 in New Zealand (#32), Canada (#33), and Australia (#40).

They followed up with a proper album the following year, and although the next single "Get The Message" missed the American pop chart, it spent two weeks at #1 on the Modern Rock list (not surprising with its more organic production), and a second dance top tenner at #8. It also was their first UK top ten at #8, and first top-40 hit in Germany at #37. That was followed in the States by "Tighten Up", which peaked at #6 on the Modern Rock chart, and then "Feel Every Beat", which made the top-40 on the American modern rock (#27) and dance (#28) charts and #39 in the UK.

In 1992 the trio contributed a track to the animated movie Cool World, and the result, "Disappointed", became their biggest British hit at #6, and returned them to the top ten in the American modern rock (#9) and dance (#10) charts. It was also my favorite of their career together. After that, the three went to work on projects from New Order, The The, and Pet Shop Boys, and in 1996 Sumner and Marr reunited for a second album, Raise The Pressure. Although the album made the U.S. charts, radio didn't bite, though in Britain they landed three more top-40 hits, with "Forbidden City" going the highest at #14. A third set, Twisted Tenderness, arrived in 1999, with their most recent British top-40 single in "Vivid" (#17).

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Brit Sweep: March 25, 2017...

I'm ready to cross the Atlantic yet again to check out the notable songs and albums reaching the official charts in the UK this week...

On their singles chart, Ed Sheeran is unstoppable as he holds at #1, #2, and #3 with "Shape Of You", "Galway Girl", and "Castle On The Hill". It's the former's 11th week at the top...

Drake's new "playlist" album, More Life, did major bank, with twenty-one tracks debuting on the top 100, and two entering the top-10, "Passionfruit" (#4) and "KMT" (#9), but unlike Sheeran, none of them are on YouTube (which explains also why his are doing much better). The radio single "Fake Love" rebounds to #43 after peaking at #10...

Neo-house act Clean Bandit follow up their #1 hit "Rockabye" with the song at #6, "Symphony". It featured Swedish singer Zara Larsson and a powerful music video...


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Songoftheday 3/25/17 - When there's clouds hangin' in the sky and they're just not lettin' any light in, and you feel like you'd like to give in don't you give up so soon...

"I'll Be Your Shelter" - Taylor Dayne
from the album Can't Fight Fate (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #4 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 12

Today's song of the day comes from dance-pop singer Taylor Dayne, whose sophomore effort Can't Fight Fate had given her a #1 pop hit with the ballad "Love Will Lead You Back", along with a top-5 club jam in "With Every Beat Of My Heart". The third single from the record would be a mid-tempo song with a rock-ish edge, "I'll Be Your Shelter". Written by song doctor supreme Diane Warren, who also penned "Love Will Lead You Back", this release showed a different side to her beside a club diva or balladeer...


"I'll Be Your Shelter" became Taylor's seventh consecutive top-10 pop hit in July of 1990. The single also climbed to #15 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart. Internationally, the song topped the singles chart in Canada for a week in August, while peaking at #4 in Australia. In the UK, the record just missed the top-40 at #43.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

twostepcub's music chart for March 24, 2017...


Friday's here, and it's time to run down my top 100 tunes from the previous week. Rag N' Bone Man hangs tight for a ninth week on top, while Katy Perry (pictured above) bounds into the top 10. Songs from Imagine Dragons, Cold War Kids, and Kelsea Ballerini make the biggest jumps (moves of 10+ places are highlighted in red), while former big hits from John Legend, Sia, Joe, and Lukas Graham drop off my list. OK, spring, melt this snow already...

This Week          Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Human - Rag N' Bone Man (1)
2. Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran (2)
3. I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd f/Daft Punk (5)
4. Rockabye - Clean Bandit f/Anne-Marie & Sean Paul (3)
5. Still Breathing - Green Day (6)
6. Chained To The Rhythm - Katy Perry f/Skip Marley (12)
7. Scars To Your Beautiful - Alessia Cara (7)
8. Water Under The Bridge - Adele (8)
9. Better Man - Little Big Town (4)
10. Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur (11)
11. Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran (10)
12. Sober Saturday Night - Chris Young f/Vince Gill (14)
13. Love On The Brain - Rihanna (15)
14. Cleopatra - The Lumineers (18)
15. Waste A Moment - Kings Of Leon (13)
16. That's What I Like - Bruno Mars (26)
17. Mercy - Shawn Mendes (17)
18. Show Me Love - Brian Justin Crum f/Toy Armada & DJ Grind (24)
19. Fast - Luke Bryan (23)
20. Million Reasons - Lady Gaga (21)
21. Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5 f/Kendrick Lamar (16)
22. 24K Magic - Bruno Mars (22)
23. Think A Little Less - Michael Ray (27)
24. Kill A Word - Eric Church f/Rhiannon Giddens (28)
25. Star Of The Show - Thomas Rhett (20)
26. Seein' Red - Dustin Lynch (19)
27. The Greatest - Sia f/Kendrick Lamar (25)
28. Paris - The Chainsmokers (34)
29. Rhythm & Blues - The Head and the Heart (31)
30. Long Live Love - LeAnn Rimes (30)
31. Hot Thoughts - Spoon (41)
32. I Don't Wanna Live Forever - Zayn & Taylor Swift (36)
33. Dirt On My Boots - Jon Pardi (37)
34. This Town - Niall Horan (42)
35. Heavydirtysoul - twenty-one pilots (45)
36. Road Less Traveled - Lauren Alaina (48)
37. Enough Is Enough 2017 - Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand (29)
38. Trouble - Cage The Elephant (33)
39. Somebody Else - The 1975 (39)
40. A Guy With A Girl - Blake Shelton (38)
41. Believer - Imagine Dragons (69)
42. Call On Me - Starley (46)
43. Take It All Back - Judah & The Lion (35)
44. Love Is Mystical - Cold War Kids (64)
45. Side To Side - Ariana Grande f/Nicki Minaj (41)
46. Today - Brad Paisley (56)
47. Way Down We Go - Kaleo (51)
48. Wanna Be That Song - Brett Eldredge (44)
49. Yeah Yeah 2016 - Luciana & Dave Aude (49)
50. Heathens - twenty-one pilots (50)
51. Let's Hurt Tonight - OneRepublic (59)
52. On Hold - The xx (54)
53. Play That Song - Train (55)
54. Closer - The Chainsmokers f/Halsey (52)
55. Name For You - The Shins (57)
56. Slumber Party - Britney Spears f/Tinashe (61)
57. Dancing On My Own - Calum Scott (58)
58. Yeah Boy - Kelsea Ballerini (72)
59. The Mack - Nevada f/Mark Morrison & Fetty Wap (71)
60. In A Drawer - Band Of Horses (60)
61. How Did You Love - Shinedown (65)
62. Any Ol' Barstool - Jason Aldean (66)
63. Lost On You - LP (63)
64. Long Song Away - Kevin Ross (68)
65. Cold - Maroon 5 f/Future (75)
66. The Weekend - Brantley Gilbert (79)
67. Watch Out - Glovibes & Gary Caos (77)

68. Down - Marian Hill (82)
69. Bad Things - Machine Gun Kelly f/Camila Cabello (73)
70. Oasis - Kendra Erika (70)
71. Distortion - Jessica Sutta (53)
72. Koinz - SR (67)
73. Bar At The End Of The World - Kenny Chesney (87)
74. Hometown Girl - Josh Turner (84)
75. Fire Escape - Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness (85)
76. Body Like A Back Road - Sam Hunt (88)
77. You Don't Know Me - Jax Jones f/RAYE (78)
78. Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay (DEBUT)
79. Best Love - Yuna (89)
80. Touch - Little Mix (80)
81. All Time Low - Jon Bellion (86)
82. Let Me Love You - DJ Snake f/Justin Bieber (74)
83. Heavy - Linkin Park f/Kiiara (DEBUT)
84. Don't Want You Back - Leela James (94)
85. Lick Me Up - Tony Moran & Dani Toro f/Zhana Roiya (DEBUT)
86. Shine - Mondo Cozmo (76)
87. May We All - Florida Georgia Line f/Tim McGraw (81)
88. Issues - Julia Michaels (98)
89. Alegre - Rod Carrillo (DEBUT)
90. Just Hold On - Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson (90)
91. Baby Let's Lay Down And Dance - Garth Brooks (91)
92. Be The One - Dua Lipa (93)
93. I Got You - Bebe Rexha (97)
94. 7 - Catfish & The Bottlemen (96)
95. Gonna Be Power - Glenn Thornton f/Dawn Tallman (100)
96. Oh My God - The Pretty Reckless (DEBUT)
97. I'm Blessed - Charlie Wilson f/T.I. (DEBUT)
98. Places - Martin Solveig f/Ina Wroldsen (DEBUT)
99. Giants - Take That (DEBUT)
100. It Ain't Me - Kygo f/Selena Gomez (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 3/24/17 - Cry come to me and cry, I know it's not easy your heart is aching but so is mine...

"Cruising For Bruising" - Basia
from the album London Warsaw New York (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #29 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 4

Today's song of the day comes from Polish jazz-pop singer/songwriter Basia, who had gone solo in the mid-80's from her old band Matt Bianco to find success in the U.S. with her single "Time and Time" in the fall of 1988. A year later, she released her second album, London Warsaw New York, name-checking the capital of her birth country as well as that of her adopted home at the start of her success. The first single from the record was "Cruising For Bruising", written by the singer about the falling out of her romantic relationship with Danny White, who was also her producer and former Matt Bianco bandmate. But the lush mid-tempo number classed up the tears to almost make break-ups seem downright seductive...


"Cruising For Bruising" became Basia's second and so-far most recent American top-40 pop hit in June of 1990. The single also climbed to #5 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart. Internationally, the song went to #21 in Canada, and just missed the top-40 in France at #46, but in the UK, where she had done well with Matt Bianco, the single stalled down at #86. The second single from the album, "Baby You're Mine", went to #18 on the American adult contemporary chart (and #84 in the UK), while a third release, a remake of Aretha Franklin's "Until You Come Back To Me", came in at #33 on that former list.

Three years later, Basia put out her third solo album, The Sweetest Illusion. One of the tracks from the set, "Drunk On Love", was remixed and became a #1 Dance Club hit in the States, and was her best showing in the UK solo at #41. She slipped off the map after, going into almost a retirement status for a while, until reuniting with White and Matt Bianco for an album in 2004, then another solo album It's That Girl Again in 2009.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Aussie Sweep: March 23, 2017...

It's time to go Down Under to check out the songs and albums from local artists making their way onto the charts in Australia this week...

On the Australian Artists Singles chart, dance act Pnau remains on top with "Chameleon"...

Brisbane-based indie-pop band Sheppard return at #4 with "Keep Me Crazy". Back in 2014 they had international success with "Geronimo"...


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Songoftheday 3/23/17 - All that I know in my life I have learned on the street, no magic carpet no genie no shoes on my feet..

"Children Of The Night" - Richard Marx
from the album Repeat Offender (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #13 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 10

Today's song of the day comes from pop singer/songwriter Richard Marx, whose sophomore album Repeat Offender had racked up four big hits on the American singles chart with "Too Late To Say Goodbye", "Angelia", and a pair of #1's with "Satisfied" and "Right Here Waiting". The fifth single released from the album would be dedicated to runaway and homeless children, "Children Of The Night". Proceeds from the single went toward a Los Angeles charity helping these kids, some of who sang background vocals...


"Children Of The Night" became the fifth top-20 pop hit from Repeat Offender in June of 1990. The single also climbed to #6 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart. Internationally, the song was a minor hit in the UK (#54) and Germany (#58).

Up tomorrow: Polish singer is just asking for it.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

German Sweep: March 22, 2017...


Here's the top ten hits in Germany this week, according to their official singles chart, as Ed Sheeran takes a tenth week at #1...

1. "Shape Of You" - Ed Sheeran (1)
2. "It Ain't Me" - Kygo & Selena Gomez (2)
3. "Tuesday" - Burak Yeter featuring Danelle Sandoval (6)
4. "Something Just Like This" - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay (4)
5. "Galway Girl" - Ed Sheeran (8)
6. "You Don't Know Me" - Jax Jones featuring RAYE (DEBUT)
7. "Castle On The Hill" - Ed Sheeran (3)
8. "Chained To The Rhythm" - Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley (7)
9. "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" - Zayn & Taylor Swift (5)
10. "Paris" - The Chainsmokers (9)

British DJ/producer Jax Jones climbs into the top ten with "You Don't Know Me" featuring singer RAYE. Jones previously was a featured artist on Duke Dumont's "I Got U", which went to #22 in this country, while RAYE just missed the top-40 at #45 as the singer on Jonas Blue's "By Your Side"...


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Songoftheday 3/22/17 - Don't waste your time fighting blind minded thoughts of dispair...

"Hold On" - En Vogue
from the album Born To Sing (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #2 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 17

The song of the day for this "humpday" comes from the vocal group En Vogue, who were put together by the production/songwriting team of Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy. Foster & McElroy, who had been original members of Club Nouveau, who had scored a #1 hit with their remake of "Lean On Me" in 1987, and even released an album of their own in 1989. But their biggest success was behind the scenes, becoming one of the biggest forces in the new jack swing genre (along with the Teddy Riley/Guy crew). Assembling the four female singers about that same time, Terry Ellis, Dawn Robinson, Cindy Herron, and Maxine Jones could have been strong solo singers in their own right, but put together they were miles above any of the current "girl-groups" of the time. Releasing their debut album, Born To Sing, at the start of the new decade, their slinky first single, "Hold On", was pretty understated for that time but belies a fun mid-tempo club jam that out-classed anything young kids were listening to. And it was the stunning acappella intro of the Jacksons' "Who's Lovin' You" by Terry Ellis that got everyone's ears and eyes pricked up watching MTV, before Herron took over on lead for the song itself...


"Hold On" became the group's first top-10 pop hit in the U.S. in July of 1990. The single not only spent two weeks atop Billboard's R&B chart, but ended up as their #1 song of the year on that list. The 12" remix single also went to #1 for a week on their Dance Club Play chart. Internationally, the record reached the top ten in the UK (#5), New Zealand (#5), Germany (#6), and the Netherlands (#10), got to #12 in Austria, and peaked at #18 in Ireland. The Born To Sing album would be nominated for a Grammy Award for R&B Duo/Group Performance, losing out to Quincy Jones/Chaka Khan/Ray Charles' remake of "I'll Be Good To You".

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

French Sweep: March 21, 2017...

Here's the top ten hits in France this week, according to their official singles chart, as Ed Sheeran makes it to double digits on top...

1. "Shape Of You" - Ed Sheeran (1)
2. "Human" - Rag N' Bone Man (2)
3. "I Feel It Coming" - The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk (4)
4. "Peine & Pitie'" - Vitaa (3)
5. "Be Mine" - Ofenbach (5)
6. "Sunset Lover" - Petit Biscuit (RE-ENTRY)
7. "Way Down We Go" - Kaleo (7)
8. "Je M'en Vais" - Vianney (6)
9. "Rockabye" - Clean Bandit featuring Anne-Marie & Sean Paul (RE-ENTRY)
10. "Chained To The Rhythm" - Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley (9)

Further down the chart, rapper Niska from the Parisian suburb of Évry enters the top-40 at #35 with "B.O.C."...


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Songoftheday 3/21/17 - The crime wave is high with mugging mysterious, All police and detectives are furious...

"Turtle Power" - Partners In Kryme
from the album Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Original Soundtrack) (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #13 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 8

Today's song of the day was the theme to the first incarnation of the movie adaptation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, which came out in 1990, and ended up making huge bank in the top 10 films of that year. With no major stars and an independent production, the movie ended up reaping over 200 million at the box office. For the big song from the movie, "Turtle Power", two New Yorkers, rapper Richard Usher and DJ James Alpern came together as Partners In Kryme for the single they wrote and produced themselves...


"Turtle Power" climbed all the way into the pop top 20 in June of 1990. The single also made it to #23 on Billboard's R&B chart as well. But as well as it did here (and the album also reached the top-20 on the charts in America), the novelty number was a major smash overseas, with the record spending a whole month time at #1 in the UK. It also hit the top 10 in Ireland (#4) and New Zealand (#7), and peaked in the top-20 in Germany (#12), Switzerland (#14), and Australia (#15). The pair followed up with another single, "Undercover", which slipped on to the British chart for a week at #92. They continue to record together, and probably don't deserve the one-hit-wonder status they ended up with from the "Turtle Power" success.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Robbed hit of the week 3/20/17 - Robert Plant's "Hurting Kind (I've Got My Eyes On You)"...

"Hurting Kind (I've Got My Eyes On You)" - Robert Plant
from the album Manic Nirvana (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #46

This week's "robbed hit" comes from rock legend Robert Plant, who had a rather successful solo career in the 1980's following the disbandment of Led Zeppelin. He racked up four top-20 albums in the U.S. as well as four top-40 solo pop hits (along with a pair from his Honeydrippers project), including the 1988 hit "Tall Cool One". In 1990, Plant released his fifth album, Manic Nirvana, and the first single from the set, "Hurting Kind (I've Got My Eye On You)", was another loud and rollicking hard rock number written by Plant with his backing bandmates Phil Johnstone, Doug Boyle, Charlie Jones, and Chris Blackwell, and fit in with the pre-grunge rock radio sound of the beginning of the new decade...


While "Hurting Kind" climbed all the way to #1 on Billboard magazine's Mainstream Rock radio chart (his fifth and most recent), the song stopped right under the pop top-40 in April of 1990. Internationally, the song did best in Canada, climbing to #14, and made the top-40 in New Zealand at #39, while in Plant's native England the single did one notch better at #45.


Songoftheday 3/20/17 - We've been through days where nothing would go right, in your arms your holding me so tight...

"Time After Time" - Timmy T
from the album Time After Time (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #40 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 1

Today's song of the day comes from Latin freestyle dance music artist Timmy T (T for Torres), who hails from Fresno, California, where he recorded and independently distributed his first single, "Time After Time". After regional success, Quality Records picked him up nationwide, and dance music stations gave Timmy his first hit single...


"Time After Time" became Timmy's first top-40 pop hit in May of 1990.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Songoftheday 3/19/17 - We never talked about it but I hear the blame was mine, I'd call you up to say I'm sorry but I wouldn't want to waste your time...

"Do You Remember?" - Phil Collins
from the album ...But Seriously (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #4 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 13

Today's song of the day comes from Phil Collins, whose fourth solo album apart from Genesis ...But Seriously had scored him a #1 pop hit single with "Another Day In Paradise" as well as a top-5 follow-up in the ballad "I Wish It Would Rain Down". The third single pulled from the record in America was yet another downtempo track, "Do You Remember?". Written by Collins who produced it with Hugh Padgham, the lyrics portray a guy whose been jilted by the love of his life, while the music video was another cinematic nostalgia concocted for MTV "special presentation" status...


In the U.S., "Do You Remember" became the third top-5 hit from ...But Seriously in June of 1990. The single spent five weeks at #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart, while it slipped on to their Mainstream Rock list for a week at #49. Internationally, the song went to #1 in Canada for a week, while in Europe, where it wasn't released as a single until a concert version from his ...Seriously Live album, it reached the top-40 in the Netherlands (#20), France (#22), and Ireland (#25), and was a minor hit in the UK (#57) and Germany (#46).

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Brit Sweep: March 18, 2017...


It's time to cross the Atlantic yet again to check out the notable songs and albums reaching the charts in the UK this week...

On the official singles chart in Britain, with Ed Sheeran claiming nine of the top ten spots, and "Shape Of You" at #1 for a tenth consecutive week...

Pop vocal group Steps reunite at #37 with their new single, "Scared Of The Dark". It's the first single from their much-anticipated first full non-seasonal album since 2000's Buzz. The last time they were in the top-40 in the UK was in 2001 with "Words Are Not Enough"/"I Know Him So Well", the last in their string of 14 top-10 hits...


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Songoftheday 3/18/17 - Gone the voice that used to fill the room is all but gone, an echo of a perfect love that ended wrong...

"I'll See You In My Dreams" - Giant
from the album Last Of the Runaways (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #20 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 8

Today's song of the day comes from the hard rock band Giant, who came together in the mid-80s under two brothers, Dann and David Huff, who were Christian rock artists originally in the band White Heart at the beginning of the decade. With keyboardist Alan Pasqua and bass player Mike Brignardello, the Nashville-based group released their debut album Last Of The Runaways in 1989. The first single from the album, "I'm A Believer" was I guess a pun on their religious background, since it was by far not that but a raucous womanizing glam-metal-ish number, and it climbed to #13 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock radio chart and #56 on the American pop Hot 100. They followed with "Innocent Days", which came across like a Richard Marx outtake, which missed the pop chart but did do a little better at rock radio, peaking right under the top ten at #11. And as with a lot of those hard rock/metal acts, they went to the "power ballad" on the record for the "hat trick". This time it was "I'll See You In My Dreams", written by Pasqua with songwriter Mark Spiro. The single, like the rest of the album, was produced by Terry Thomas, leader of one of my favorite power-pop bands, Charlie. And it fit in the mold of a lot of the "heartbreak" songs that bands relied on...


"I'll See You In My Dreams" became Giant's sole top-40 pop hit in June of 1990. The song also climbed to #7 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock radio chart. Over in Britain, the single popped on to the chart for a week at #96.

In 1992, the band released a second album, Time To Burn, in which the lead single, "Chained", only made it to the Mainstream Rock list at #16. Dann left shortly after to concentrate on writing and producing, which he was even more successful with in the country genre, aiding acts like Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, and Lonestar. Fusqua also departed at that time, with the other Huff and Brignardello reuniting with Dann for one more album in 2001, then recruiting Terry Brock and John Roth for another in 2010.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

twostepcub's music chart for March 17, 2017...


Friday's here, and it's time to run down my top 100 tunes from the previous week. Rag N' Bone Man's "Human" reigns for an eighth week, while the Weeknd (pictured above) climbs into the top-5. Former big hits from blink-182, Mary J. Blige, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, DNCE, and k. flay drop off my list, while songs from twenty-one pilots, Bruno Mars, and LP make the biggest jumps (moves of 10+ places highlighted in red). Erin Go Bragh!

This Week              Song/Artist (last week's position in parentheses)
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1. Human - Rag N' Bone Man (1)
2. Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran (3)
3. Rockabye - Clean Bandit f/Anne-Marie & Sean Paul (2)
4. Better Man - Little Big Town (5)
5. I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd f/Daft Punk (7)
6. Still Breathing - Green Day (5)
7. Scars To Your Beautiful - Alessia Cara (4)
8. Water Under The Bridge - Adele (8)
9. So I Can Have You Back - Joe (9)
10. Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran (11)
11. Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur (11)
12. Chained To The Rhythm - Katy Perry f/Skip Marley (22)
13. Waste A Moment - Kings Of Leon (13)
14. Sober Saturday Night - Chris Young f/Vince Gill (15)
15. Love On The Brain - Rihanna (17)
16. Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5 f/Kendrick Lamar (16)
17. Mercy - Shawn Mendes (19)
18. Cleopatra - The Lumineers (28)
19. Seein' Red - Dustin Lynch (12)
20. Star Of The Show - Thomas Rhett (14)
21. Million Reasons - Lady Gaga (25)
22. 24K Magic - Bruno Mars (20)
23. Fast - Luke Bryan (33)
24. Show Me Love - Brian Justin Crum f/Toy Armada & DJ Grind (36)
25. The Greatest - Sia f/Kendrick Lamar (21)
26. That's What I Like - Bruno Mars (51)
27. Think A Little Less - Michael Ray (47)
28. Kill A Word - Eric Church f/Rhiannon Giddens (35)
29. Enough Is Enough 2017 - Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand (30)
30. Long Live Love - LeAnn Rimes (34)
31. Rhythm & Blues - The Head and the Heart (41)
32. Love Me Now - John Legend (27)
33. Trouble - Cage The Elephant (31)
34. Paris - The Chainsmokers (54)
35. Take It All Back - Judah & The Lion (29)
36. I Don't Wanna Live Forever - Zayn & Taylor Swift (46)
37. Dirt On My Boots - Jon Pardi (59)
38. A Guy With A Girl - Blake Shelton (38)
39. Somebody Else - The 1975 (43)
40. Move Your Body - Sia (32)
41. Side To Side - Ariana Grande f/Nicki Minaj (37)
42. This Town - Niall Horan (52)
43. Hot Thoughts - Spoon (63)
44. Wanna Be That Song - Brett Eldredge (40)
45. Heavydirtysoul - twenty-one pilots (73)
46. Call On Me - Starley (60)
47. You're Not There - Lukas Graham (39)
48. Road Less Traveled - Lauren Alaina (68)
49. Yeah Yeah 2016 - Luciana & Dave Aude' (53)
50. Heathens - twenty-one pilots (50)
51. Way Down We Go - Kaleo (55)
52. Closer - The Chainsmokers f/Halsey (42)
53. Distortion - Jessica Sutta (49)
54. On Hold - the xx (56)
55. Play That Song - Train (57)
56. Today - Brad Paisley (58)
57. Name For You - The Shins (61)
58. Dancing On My Own - Calum Scott (64)
59. Let's Hurt Tonight - OneRepublic (69)
60. In A Drawer - Band Of Horses (65)
61. Slumber Party - Britney Spears f/Tinashe (71)
62. The Urge In Me - Joe Gauthreaux f/Inaya Day (44)
63. Lost On You - LP (87)
64. Love Is Mystical - Cold War Kids (DEBUT)
65. How Did You Love - Shinedown (75)
66. Any Ol' Barstool - Jason Aldean (76)
67. Koinz - SR (67)
68. Long Song Away - Kevin Ross (84)
69. Believer - Imagine Dragons (DEBUT)
70. Oasis - Kendra Erika (80)
71. The Mack - Nevada f/Mark Morrison & Fetty Wap (85)
72. Yeah Boy - Kelsea Ballerini (82)
73. Bad Things - Machine Gun Kelly f/Camila Cabello (77)
74. Let Me Love You - DJ Snake f/Justin Bieber (66)
75. Cold - Maroon 5 f/Future (89)
76. Shine - Mondo Cozmo (72)
77. Watch Out - Glovibes & Gary Caos (91)
78. You Don't Know Me - Jax Jones f/RAYE (78)
79. The Weekend - Brantley Gilbert (79)
80. Touch - Little Mix (70)
81. May We All - Florida Georgia Line f/Tim McGraw (81)
82. Down - Marian Hill (DEBUT)
83. Atlas, Rise! - Metallica (83)
84. Hometown Girl - Josh Turner (88)
85. Fire Escape - Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness (95)
86. All Time Low - Jon Bellion (90)
87. Bar At The End Of The World - Kenny Chesney (97)
88. Body Like A Back Road - Sam Hunt (DEBUT)
89. Best Love - Yuna (DEBUT)
90. Just Hold On - Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson (94)
91. Baby, Let's Lay Down And Dance - Garth Brooks (DEBUT)
92. Just Say - KDA f/Tinashe (92)
93. Be The One - Dua Lipa (93)
94. Don't Want You Back - Leela James (DEBUT)
95. Do You Still Love Me? - Ryan Adams (96)
96. 7 - Catfish & The Bottlemen (RE-ENTRY)
97. I Got You - Bebe Rexha (DEBUT)
98. Issues - Julia Michaels (DEBUT)
99. Ritual - Marshmello f/Wrabel (99)
100. Gonna Be Power - Glenn Thornton f/Dawn Tallman (DEBUT)

There are ten 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 3/17/17 - Won't you pick up the phone ‘cause I know that you're home, too many words have not been said for us to be living alone...

"Baby It's Tonight" - Jude Cole
from the album A View From 3rd Street (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #16 (two weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 10

The song of the day for this St. Patrick's Friday comes from singer/songwriter Jude Cole, who hails from a small town in the northwestern part of Illinois, in Rock Island County. After playing behind soft-rock artist Moon Martin, Cole joined the British power-pop band the Records for one album at the start of the 1980's before striking out on his own. His debut solo record, A View From 3rd Street, came in 1990, and it's a solid set of pop/rock tunes, including the first single, "Baby It's Tonight". Part of a group of semi-alternative rock solo men heralding in a new sound for the 90s, his looks definitely didn't hurt either...


"Baby, It's Tonight" became Cole's first top-40 pop hit in the U.S. in June of 1990. The song also climbed to #3 for a week on Billboard's Mainstream Rock radio chart, while it also crossed over to their Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") list at #19.

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