BILLCS Top 30 #417 – November 4/13

Not to discount some of the significant activity on this edition of my personal chart, but do consult it below to find out to what positions songs by Pet Shop Boys, Parralox, Osvaldo Supino, DATABOY, FrankMusik, Ryan Star, Zendaya, and Jarell Perry, some of whom could make great gains in the coming weeks 🙂

The Top 5: 

  • Selfishly, Miguel & Jessie Ware advance to #1 with the year old “Adorn”. It’s one of my favourite songs of the year which I didn’t pick up on till months later, and the stunning duet is my way of making restitution! And it’s too bad that the two haven’t sung it together in performance – at least I can’t find anything (if you know, please let me know!).
  • ARTPOP is due next week, which is when I hope to hear the high quality releases. After “Do What U Want” and “Venus”, I have avoided the other new songs. In the meantime, Lady GaGa has fired her longtime manager, and taken out some sort of space insurance. But still “Applause” climbs to #2.
  • It’s one of the most pleasurable and positive songs of the year, and “Somebody Loves You” by Betty Who advances to #3!
  • East coast Canadians will find Toronto quartet Neverest opening for Shawn Desman on an upcoming tour. They have other plans in store for the rest of us! After two weeks at the top, “Rewind” drops to #4.
  • Selfishly, and it’s not the first time I’ve done it, I charted “What’s Going On” by Monsieur Adi & A*M*E (which takes on Soul II Soul’s “Back To Life” – and wins) months prematurely, and it exited the chart quietly a month ago – otherwise it may have disappeared from my chart before it was available for sale. Its official release date has been moved up to next Sunday, so it has returned for another 10 chart run. And what a return – #5 – a number one contender, I think? 🙂  Watch the très stylish video below.

Fast Risers:

  • It’s no surprise to regular readers that last week’s two debuts by Simon Curtis are high flying this week, though the Internet buzz on his free mixtape WWW has gone somewhat quiet. Nonetheless, “Do I Have To Dance” (19-11) and “Berlin Wall” (28-19, cute lyrics below) are still smashing Simon songs, certainly enough to whet our ears for his upcoming video and album.

  • The Nordic countries are lucky to have Anton Ewald and his infectious style of pop that I will continue to associate with his friend Eric Saade. This is more of Anton’s year though, his EP “A” is stellar, and “Can’t Hold Back” climbs 21-12. Too bad more of his (and other Swedish pop star) videos and songs are blocked from view over here. Does not make sense if their releases are available for purchase!
  • Lawson have created quite a tempest (no pun intended) with “Juliet” and their latest record store signings and opening gigs for Jessie J in the UK. One day we will be able to purchase more than “Learn To Love Again” over here. In any case, “Juliet” soars 23-17.

  • Travis Garland’s fourth run up my chart is with the album track “Easy” (26-18) from his self-titled release. It’s Latin-flavoured rhythm mixed with more than a smattering of disco will simply give you happy feet. Travis plays in Toronto at The Garrison tomorrow night (Thursday November 7) – alas I am unable to attend due to illness, but there will be a next time!
  • “Every Single Moment” by SIRPAUL defines ‘popervescence’ and dances the night away from 30-24. His new album Seventh Star is out tomorrow… more to follow!


Yes, one debut. But it’s well-deserved as the band’s “Dirty Floors” exits the chart after a maximum 10 chart (20 week) run. Andy Suzuki & The Method continue their uninterrupted chart run with “Keep Me Running”, whose video I wrote about a while back. Like “Dirty Floors”, it’s from their winning album Born Out Of Mischief. Lots of great things in store for this trio!

Special Feature:

You already know UK singer Sam Dickinson from “Learn To Wait”, which peaked at #8 two weeks ago from his album The Stories That Occurred.  Another one of those stories is “Lift Your Head”, which is dedicated to cancer awareness.  It’s a simple, lovely video which allowed some local British folks to commemorate their losses as Sam sings the song, which is his new single.  A great way for a new performer with a dynamite voice like Sam to connect with, well, just about everyone.  Watch below – tissues mandatory.

Listen to the songs or watch the videos using the links on the pictures on the pretty and details web edition of my chart.

Here’s the full BILLCS Top 30 :)

04 01 ADORN Miguel F/ Jessie Ware
03 02 APPLAUSE Lady Gaga
01 04 REWIND Neverest
02 06 AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME Ryan Adamés
10 08 HEADHUNTER Parralox
11 09 I HAVE A NAME Osvaldo Supino
19 11 DO I HAVE TO DANCE Simon Curtis
21 12 CAN’T HOLD BACK Anton Ewald
05 13 BLACK LIGHT (Stormby remix) Kaden
15 14 MA RADIO Osvaldo Supino
17 15 HYMN FrankMusik
08 16 LEARN TO WAIT Sam Dickinson
23 17 JULIET Lawson
26 18 EASY Travis Garland
28 19 BERLIN WALL Simon Curtis
22 20 IMPOSSIBLE Ryan Star
24 21 REPLAY Zendaya
25 22 4TH OF JULY Jarell Perry
07 23 TAKE BACK THE NIGHT Justin Timberlake
13 25 ROYALS Lorde
14 26 I REMEMBER Nick Pes
16 27 SKIRT Kylie Minogue
18 28 HOMEWRECKER Travis Garland
New 29 KEEP ME RUNNING Andy Suzuki & The Method
20 30 PROBLEM (Kat Krazy remix) Natalia Kills

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