#BILLCSTop30 #481 – April 18/16

The Top 10

  • Toronto’s hot production/remix duo Dzeko & Torres along with Sweden’s Hellberg grab #1 from The Knocks in this edition with their free download of “Care For Me”.  It’s not only a beautiful song but it’s filled with emotion that will leave you soaring and bopping on the dance floor till you can’t have no more.  It vaults 10-1, so expect multiple chart appearances at the top.  Plus D&T’s other recent song “Home”, which I’ve already wrote about, is another chart contender 🙂  “Care For Me” is my New Music Pick of the Week this coming week on http://www.planetradio.ca (go to the bottom of this post for details!).

  • Fellow Canadians DVBBS and Dante Leon remain at #2 with “Angel” for a third appearance.  Still a hypnotic, catchy, futuristic house number – not sure why we haven’t heard more of it on dance radio or in the clubs.

  • European dance favourites “Fast Car” by Jonas Blue and Dakota, and “Faded” by Alan Walker both enter the Top 5, climbing 7-4 and 8-5 respectively!

  • Troye Sivan isn’t finished with my Top 10 yet as his third entry “Fools” rushes up 9-7!

  • The fastest riser on the chart is the glorious “Freeze Time” by Sweden’s Manse featuring Alice Berg (above), which soars 19-9.  It book-ends the other new entries to the Top 10, which are SNBRN’s “Beat The Sunrise” (11-8) and Call Me Karizma’s “u suck” (12-10).

Also Movin’ Up

  • Jon Hellberg can’t just settle for sharing #1 with Dzeko & Torres, his own wondrous dance tune “Synchronize”, featuring a stellar vocal by Aaron Richards, climbs 14-11.

  • Pet Shop Boys garnered a US #1 on the Electronic Albums chart with Super, and the lead single “The Pop Kids” is at least Top 5 bound, zipping up the chart 21-12.

  • #13 and #14 bring us double Brandyn Burnette in ways that perhaps you never thought possible.  His side project with has gal Molly Moore, Cosmos & Creature, provided Dutch duo Vicetone with a great song called “Bright Side” (17-13, above), while Brandyn had Win & Woo and Kiso Armic work remixing magic to bring out all of the happy side of “Made Of Dreams” (23-14, below).

Three Debuts

  • It’s one of the most unconventional but pleasing ideas of the year – transforming a 2 minute acoustic song into an emotional, sweeping EDM track.  I’m talking about Connor Phillips’ beautiful “Lost”, which arrives at #21 in a way outside-the-box remix by Young Bombs (a free download no less!) which could easily be your conversation piece for the day.  It may also give you moist eyes – have tissues handy and let those emotions overtake you.

  • I’m not going to be tired of The Knocks’ 55 album any time soon.  One song that has grown on me immensely is JPatt and BRoc’s pairing with go-to songwriter Justin Tranter (also, of course, vocalist of on-forced-hiatus Semi-Precious Weapons) for “Tied To You”, which arrives at #25.  It’s a toe-tapper that will have you singing the chorus in no time.

  • The final debut at #27 is the second chart entry for L.A. based producer/DJ Elephante, featuring a fine new vocalist from Portland named Bishop on “Closer”.  Rich production and a fine, unique vocal make this one go down easy, and it should be a cinch for national dance club play as follow up to the Billboard Top 20 Dance Club Play hit “Age Of Innocence”.

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

Tune into the 3D Variety Show with the Musicman James Rogers on http://www.planetradio.ca Sunday to Thursday from 8pm to 11 pm EST.  My Pick of the Week segment has returned and plays at 10:20 pm EST.  I will be travelling during the next week and will return to Planet Radio Canada for one of Toronto’s Top 10’s of yesteryear on Tuesday, May 3.  

Published in: on April 18, 2016 at 10:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

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