#BILLCSTop30 #482 – May 2/16

Dance music continues to rule the roost on the #BILLCSTop30, with one song in particular making short work of the chart with a huge leap up the chart, while other non-dance tunes continue to rise or debut.

The Top 10

  • After being kings of their hometown Toronto on the music scene last Friday night, Julian Dzeko and Luis Torres, along with Sweden’s Jon Hellberg, continue their reign at #1 with the emotional, reflective EDM of “Care For Me”.  It should easily stay on top for another chart.

  • The competition from “Care For Me” comes directly from another intense and emotional song, “Lost” by another Canadian, B.C.’s Connor Phillips, as remixed by even more Canadians, Young Bombs.  “Lost” soars 21-2.  It was originally a short acoustic song that was taken to extreme EDM heights by Young Bombs.  I swear that if you hear it in a club you may just need to rush out onto the dance floor to hug someone.

  • Big things are in store for Alan Walker’s “Faded” in North America, after hearing Dzeko & Torres play it on Friday night.  The young Norwegian producer’s international hit climbs 5-4.
  • SNBRN and Andrew Watt have a great pre-summer dance hit with “Beat The Sunrise” in its tropical Steve Void remix, which rises 8-5.  I recently wrote about Mr. Void’s latest edit for “Stronger” by Nik Ernst.

  • Pet Shop Boys move up 12-7 with their #1 dance club play chart hit “The Pop Kids”.  With all the great dance music out this year, even PSB have a lot of competition, but some songs above may give way to make room for it soon!
  • Hellberg has his second Top 10 hit with “Synchronize”, featuring NYC vocalist Aaron Richards, which climbs 11-8.
  • I’m looking forward to hearing the rest of Uninvited, the new album by Call Me Karizma, after writing about his new song “f u till i f u” last week.  “u suck”, from his previous release Loser, moves up a notch 10-9.

  • L.A.’s Brandyn Burnette gets his first Top 10 hit in a remixed version, thanks to the talented team of Win & Woo and Kiso, “Made Of Dreams” is up 14-10.  Brandyn’s latest, which I also wrote about last week, is “Underneath” from his forthcoming EP State I’m In.

Movin’ On Up

  • I love all of the Prince and Lenny Kravitz influence that gives Miguel’s “Waves” a more rock ‘n roll flavour than usual for an R&B song.  From his latest album Wildheart, which keeps receiving more critical acclaim, “Waves” jumps 15-12.

  • I’m still really enjoying the slick disco flavour of “Afraid Of Heights” by German producer/DJ Couzare featuring new vocalist April Cheung, which rises 16-14, and is the debut release for TropiKult Records.

  • Looks like L.A. duo Mako are headed for the Top 10 again, following the #3 “Smoke Filled Room”, this time with the Two Friends remix of “Way Back Home”, which soars 23-16.

  • Eric Saade has a slicker, more subdued vibe on his latest, “Colors”, which rises 22-18.  Can’t wait to hear what else the singer has to offer on his upcoming release.

  • Following the #1 “Kiss The Sky” for NYC duo The Knocks, the next song off their debut album 55 to hit the chart is “Tied To You”, their collaboration with Semi-Precious Weapons frontman and hot songwriter Justin Tranter.  It moves up 25-19.

  • Producer/remixer Elephante is on another run up the chart, this time with “Closer” featuring Portland, Oregon native Bishøp with a stunning vocal that draws you in.  “Closer” jumps 27-21.


  • One of the sweetest sounding records on Canadian pop radio right now is Dan Talevski’s “Knock Me Off My Feet”, which arrives at #23.  It’s roots are definitely in the late 70’s, early 80’s classic pop period, heavily influenced perhaps by soft sounding vocals of the likes of Michael Jackson, Babyface, Jermaine Stewart, and others.  It’s Torontonian Dan’s third entry following last year’s #3 “Guilty As Sin” and #5 “My Religion”.
  • The song at #26 set an all-time blog post view record in this space, breaking the previous record from 2012, with a post from a while ago.  Hailing from the North Bay area in Ontario, Joël LeMay has his many fans and supporters, and no wonder with intricate storytelling in his debut “You Fucked Up”, which is available to you at the above link as a free download.  Just do it!!

  • The Chainsmokers return to the chart with their winning collaboration with Daya on “Don’t Let Me Down” at #28.  This one stops club goers in their tracks – no surprise it’s a radio hit as well.  And who doesn’t love the cool car in the video!

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

http://www.planetradio.ca is currently improving its technology and my two features, “Bill’s Top 10” and “Pick Of The Week”, will return soon!



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