#BILLCSTop30 #470 – November 16/15

The focus on the new chart is at the reshuffled top of the chart, as well as on four strong debuts.  Songs on the rise between 11 and 25 must be content this week with one or two point moves as a result.  So it looks kind of odd but here goes…

The Insane-Looking Top 10

  • A performer like Adele does not need help from my blog, and I no longer write about superstar performers.  But because I publish my bi-weekly chart of favourites, they do appear in it and I’ll never exclude them.  So “Hello” is the fastest riser on the chart and takes over for what looks like a long stay at #1.  I’ve adored her two previous albums, and her first single “Chasing Pavements” was her only other song to get to #1 on my chart, in 2008, in fact it will be 8 years in January!!  “Hello” is one very deserving song and performance and we will be hearing it ‘evermore!!

  • While River Tiber’s “Let You Go” slides to #2, it’s also one of my favourites of 2015 and will be hard to dislodge from the Top 10, let alone Top 5.

  • To fit in with the rest of Brandyn Burnette’s successes on the chart this week – check out the debuts below – “Life’s A Beach”, available for free download from Brandyn’s website as part of The Bright Side Mixtape, soars 9-3.  I’ve pretty much been playing it to death for the last year or so and because it became commercially available a while back it became eligible for the chart 🙂

  • Joe Jonas’ new project DNCE vaults 10-4 with the carefree and hedonistic “Cake By The Ocean” from the new EP Swaay.  I’ll get to hear it firsthand in concert this week in Toronto!  Looking forward to that show.

  • Toronto’s Dan Talevski acquires his second Top 5 placing with another sexy piece of business that follows “Guilty As Sin”, called “My Religion”, moving up 7-5.  Watch for more new music coming from Dan soon!

  • Adele’s “Hello” stole the potential fastest riser spotlight away from “I Wish (My Taylor Swift)” by The Knocks & Matthew Koma, which bounds 14-6 this week.  I am waiting for dance clubs to bite at this nationally but hopefully it’s just a matter of time, as it was with Matthew’s “So F**kin’ Romantic” (which falls to #28).

  • Chicago singer/songwriter Lucien Dante continues a comfortable reign inside the Top 10 with the softly intriguing “Black Water”, which continues to climb 8-7.  It’s from his fine original debut release Our Of We – get it on iTunes 🙂

  • The last of the three newcomers to the Top 10 is the gorgeous disco throwback that is “Wildstar” by Giorgio Moroder featuring Foxes, moving up 12-9.  It’s from Giorgio’s album Deja Vu, mainly collaborations along with some catchy Giorgio instrumentals, well worth picking up!

Movin’ On Up, Bit by Bit

  • Adam Lambert’s dance track “The Light” from The Original High rises 13-11 and should land in the Top 10 in two weeks.  I think the promotional backing behind The Original High has been rather strange, though it seems that new single “Another Lonely Night” is starting to generate some buzz, while it wouldn’t have been my choice for a follow up to “Ghost Town”.  Adam is touring overseas and I look forward to seeing him solo in concert one of these years!

  • Skipping past the log jam of songs in the ‘teens, “Never Forget You” by Sweden’s Zara Larsson and England’s MNEK became a Top 10 hit in the UK last week.  I’m hoping that we’ll see more activity on it in the coming weeks on North American shores too.  It inches up 22-21 but that should be temporary.

  • Also squeaking up 23-22 is “Eyes Shut” by Years & Years, perhaps not a great single choice for a follow up to “Shine” but a beauty of a song that always stands out when I play their Communion album from beginning to end, as well as in their concert performance.

  • Don’t let the two point rise for each of last week’s other debuts fool ya!  I see “Over” by Goldhouse (25-23), “Hearts Beat Loud” by Clinton Washington (26-24), and “Ms Anonymous” by MAX featuring Jared Evan (27-25) as real Top 10 threats in the coming weeks.  Can’t get enough of all three right now.

Four Debuts!

  • After reading this blog for the last week, it should be no surprise to you that TWO Brandyn Burnette songs debut from his new EP Made Of Dreams.  “Nothing At All” (up top) is set to crush this chart with a #14 debut, while the gorgeously heartfelt “Lost (Stripped)” arrives at #20.  Getting to know Brandyn’s music over the last year or so is part of the essence of why I’m a music fan and blog writer, and I’m glad I can share it in these ways!

  • During the last week it’s been impossible for me to get the Elephante remix of L.A. duo Mako’s “Smoke Filled Room” out of my head, so it arrives at #26 (and it’s a free download!).  It’s one of those really good but unassuming pop songs that needs to be championed, and I’m glad such a noted remixer and producer as Elephante is behind it 100%.  You can also give a listen to Elephante’s dance remix of Nathan Sykes’ new song “Over And Over Again” below 🙂

  • It’s already made a huge splash on the Billboard Dance Club Play chart as it climbs into the 20’s, so it’s a pleasure to see Nathalie Archangel debut on my chart with “A Higher High” at #27.  The veteran pop singer’s voice suits dance music so much… check out the previously released “Next To Me” below too 🙂

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 chartGo on, have a look and listen/watch 🙂

Listen to the BILLCS Top 30 Songs on Spotify!

Click on this link to take you there, and follow me on Spotify 🙂 BILLCS Top 30 Songs

Planet Radio Canada is back tomorrow (Monday November 16)!  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!

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