#BILLCSTop30 #479 – March 21, 2016

Spring has sprung and there are a lot of changes afoot on the new edition of the BILLCS Top 30, including a new #1 song as well as three debuts.  You can expect more debuts in the coming weeks as the lower part of the chart consists of songs which are running their natural course.  Dance music is in full effect, so boogie away 🙂

The Top 10

  • After making an impressive debut in the Top 5 of the Billboard Electronic Albums Chart this week for their fine album 55, The Knocks along with vocalist Wyclef Jean find themselves atop the chart this week with the rousing “Kiss The Sky”.  With such a busy chart it may find itself displaced in two weeks, as it did the same with “Wrong” by MAX (now #5).

  • Canadians the brothers DVBBS and Toronto’s Dante Leon zip up the chart 10-2 with designs on #1 in two weeks with the pensive and bouncy “Angel”.  Apparently DVBBS had a stellar set during Miami Music Week, so I wouldn’t be surprised if that helps give “Angel” some additional notice in clubs to follow up the Billboard Dance Club Play Top 10 “Never Leave”.

  • Troye Sivan’s “Talk Me Down” is the best song on his Blue Neighbourhood album to me, and it climbs to #3, while “Wild” rests at #6, and “Fools” advances to #11.  Sooo impressive!

  • It was originally featured on the singer’s 2010 8bit Heart mixtape, but the redux of Simon Curtis’ “Super Psycho Love” fits in beautifully with today’s dance music in addition to being a fine song all in itself.  From the Super 8bit Heart album, it climbs 7-4.

  • Craig David is on a roll in the UK, with another song to be released by Blond that features him on vocals, after appearing recently on Katy B & Major Lazer’s “Who Am I”.  His pairing with Big Narstie, the mighty fun “When The Bassline Drops”, rises 9-7.

  • The only new Top 10 entry is the second in recent months for Clinton Washington with the stunning “Frozen” 11-8.  “Hearts Beat Now”, which recently left the chart, peaked at #6, making it 2 Top Tenners for Clinton.

Movin’ On Up

  • The fastest riser on the chart is a somewhat rare cover version for me.  Losing the edgy folk style in favour of a laid back EDM flavour for driving down the coast, Jonas Blue and Dakota soar 23-12 with their rendition of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car”.

  • You might find yourself catching yourself singing “where are you now” over and over again, but may not know the song.  It’s called “Faded” and it’s by young Norwegian producer/DJ Alan Walker, and it leaps 18-13.

  • German producer/DJ Calvo has a winner with the insanely catchy “Vicious Girl”, which continues to rise 16-14 – a co-write for the wonderful Daniel Volpe (aka performer Zorro Blakk).
  • I’m totally into the frankness of the lyrics in “u suck” by Minnesota’s Call Me Karizma, which climbs 20-16.  Yesterday I wrote about his latest effort “Darkness” from his forthcoming album.
  • And all of the rest of the debuts from two weeks ago have designs on the Top 10.  The Steve Void remix of “Beat The Sunrise” (above) by SNBRN (also a presence at Miami Music Week) featuring Andrew Watt moves 24-17; right behind is the stellar “Synchronize”, by Hellberg (also at MMW) featuring Aaron Richards, up 25-18; and then Miguel’s nifty and sexy “Waves” climbs 26-19.

Those Debuts

  • I only wrote about it the other day, but the effect that this song has on me (and perhaps you as well) is just instantaneous.  “Care For Me” has such a beautiful lyric and it’s enhanced by the phenomenal layers of production created by Toronto’s Dzeko & Torres and Sweden’s Hellberg” – all those arpeggios have me spinnin’ every day.  “Care For Me” is a chart contender and bows at #21!

  • Continuing with the positive themes of many of the songs on the chart is “Bright Side” by Dutch duo Vicetone, and featuring none other than Cosmos & Creature.  Who are they?  Why Brandyn Burnette and Molly Moore, so prominent all over this chart and now with a delightful foray into EDM, which was the first song the two co-wrote after meeting more than two years ago.  So lovely that it made it to record and it arrives on the chart at #23.

  • The last debut is the first release by new-label-on-the-rise TropiKult.  As showcased during the Ultra Music Festival, Couzare’s disco-inspired “Afraid Of Heights”, featuring a cute, droll vocal by April Cheung, premieres on the chart at #27.

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

You can now hear me online on http://www.planetradio.ca every Tuesday at 9:00 pm EST counting down a Toronto Top 10 chart from yesteryear, and then again every Thursday in a rebroadcast at 7:00 a.m. EST on WROCK http://www.wlor.net!



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