A lot of the songs on the chart two weeks ago were stuck on hold… not a bad thing at all and shows staying power! But the new chart is shaken ‘n stirred but good, with only two debuts, but several favourites finish up their chart run at the lower end of the chart.
The Top 10
- It appears that nothing is about to dislodge Years & Years and Brandyn Burnette from the top spots. “Shine” continues at #1, while former #1 “I Wanna Be (Free)” (which will soon have a hip hop flavoured remix) stays at #2. The songs in the rest of the year to come are going to need to be pretty special to beat out these two at year end. Oh, and next week I get to see Years & Years in concert in Toronto. Just cannot wait to hear the gorgeous songs on Communion in live performance!
- Both Nathan Sykes’ “Kiss Me Quick” and “Show Me The Way” by Penguin Prison advance a notch to #3 and #4 respectively, but are the #1 and #2 songs going to keep them from moving up further? You’ll find out in two weeks! Again, both are very strong songs in 2015 against fierce competition.
- Formidable NYC producer/DJ’s The Chainsmokers are touring (they play in Toronto on November 7) with a fun cast of performers depending on what city you’re in. The guys’ collab with Great Good Fine OK in a rollicking Tiesto remix on “Let You Go” climbs 9 to 6. Oh, and it’s a free download 🙂
- Yeah it is all about that sample from the 60’s TV show The Munsters, but “Uma Thurman” by Fall Out Boy also has a wicked, fun vocal by Patrick Stump to carry it home. The song rises 11 to 8.
- I have my fingers crossed that Island Records will recognize the emotional power of the fastest riser on the chart this week and release it to radio and as a single. The gorgeous heartbreak of “Pain Told Love” by Tribe Society (formerly Gentlemen Hall) featuring a stunning turn by Kiesza burns up the chart, soaring 25-9.
Movin’ On Up
- It’s still a mystery to me why “The Other Boys” by NERVO featuring Kylie Minogue, Jake Shears, and Nile Rodgers isn’t all over the dance clubs. It’s a smash waiting to happen no matter how long it takes! It climbs 20-11!
- Eric Saade’s “Girl From Sweden” and Janet Jackson’s “No Sleeep” have been unlikely bookend for the past few weeks, and it continues as they both rise to #12 and #13 respectively. Janet plays in Toronto on September 15 and I look forward to hearing more from her upcoming Unbreakable album!
- With The Weeknd’s superlative Beauty Behind The Madness set to debut at #1 this week, it’s fitting that “Can’t Feel My Face” climbs 22-14, even though it’s been #1 everywhere. Abel (who is from my part of Toronto) is unstoppable right now!
- “Natural Disaster” by Molly Moore is one true grower, many folks that I’ve played it for have enjoyed it or asked about it, in its original form or delightful Win & Woo remix. The song moves up 19-15.
- It’s taking its time to breakout, but I feel that about to happen… the title song from Robin Schulz’s album Sugar, featuring my talented fellow Canuck Francesco Yates, advances 23-16 (Francesco’s own “Better To Be Loved” peaked out at #6 two weeks ago).
- Nerds, ravers, and dance music lovers unite and support this quirky and fun song! Quebec producer/DJ’s J-Mi and Midi-D move up 21-17 with their Avril Lavigne-meets-Vengaboys single “So Much For That”.
- And speaking once again about NYC R&B/pop/dance act Great Good Fine OK, they play in my city at The Drake Hotel once again on September 10, and undoubtedly will perform “Something To Believe In”, their recorded duet with fellow dance act St. Lucia. From the EP 2M2H, the song climbs 26-19.
- It’s his best single yet, and is culled from his freshly released debut album Yesterday. British Columbian Tyler Shaw has a real winner with the zippy “Dizzy”, which arrives at #21. Not to be underestimated, this one! Tyler’s album release party takes place in Toronto on September 10 at the Virgin Mobile Mod Club.
- Matthew Koma has blended the best of both of his worlds – EDM and pop with a punk attitude – on his humorous latest solo single “So F**kin’ Romantic”, which bows at #24. Matthew is a most welcome veteran on my chart – “Romantic” is his 4th solo entry (including two #1’s “Parachute” and “1998”) and he also is featured on 4 others (including #1’s “Spectrum” with Zedd and “Cannonball Earthquake” with Showtek & Justin Prime). Now he needs to play his own gig in Toronto – soon! 😀
The Full Chart
Listen to the songs or watch the videos using the links on the pictures on the pretty and detailed web edition of my chart. Go on, have a look and listen/watch 🙂
You can hear me online on http://www.planetradio.ca every Monday at 10:00 pm EST counting down a Toronto Top 10 chart from yesteryear!