This is a condensed NYC-holiday based blog post coming at you with the new chart 🙂
The Top 10
- Brandon Skeie’s “So Bad” (in original or EDWYNN x TIKAL and Spirix remix) stays on top for a 4th appearance (8 weeks) and certainly appears to be my song of the summer as well as one of the best of the year so far.
- Bounding in to steal the top away from “So Bad” in two weeks is “Shy” by The Magician featuring Brayton Bowman. It soars up the chart 19-2 as the fastest riser. Find the Club mix of this one if you can!
- Now based in L.A., Spirix gets his second song in the Top 5 in a pairing with LZRD and vocalist Remmi for the emotional “Take Me Apart”, which climbs 8-5.
- Ariana Grande’s “Into You” matches the #8 peak 3 years ago of “The Way”, so let’s see if it goes higher in two weeks. Helping make that a possibility is the delightful, recent arpeggio-laden remix by L.A.’s The Wookie.
- The only other new entry to the Top 10 rises 18-10, some NGHT LFE romance called “Her And Him” courtesy of Mi Disguise and Rouse’s mixtape. It becomes Mi Disguise’s 2nd Top Tenner following 2014’s “East Side Bay”.
- The song that’s resonating most with me from the State I’m In EP by Brandyn Burnette is “Worship”, which rises 17-11. The title song is also on the move too, up 22-18.
- “Rest Of My Life” by Electric Bodega featuring Matt Beilis gets stuck in your head way too easily. I’m often humming it long after it’s ended, and it climbs 23-15.
- Equally memorable but for different reasons – such as a funky remix by Jenaux and a sly vocal singing cool lyrics, is “Native Son Prequel” by Gramatik featuring Leo Napier, which moves up 25-17.
- Don’t y’all worry ’bout their new single “Closer”, with Halsey, it should arrive on the chart in two weeks as it continues to grow on me amid fierce competition… in the meantime should-have-been-second-single “Inside Out” by The Chainsmokers featuring Charlee, jumps 26-20.
- New Atlanta singer Victor Perry brings on his unique soulful charm on his song “Rainbows” from the EP 4 A.M. Nostalgia. It moves up 27-22.
New to the Chart
The common theme with this chart’s debuts is that songs with great vocals won out this time!
- If you’re looking for an early 90’s influenced house track with a fierce vocal, then get to know “Born Ready” in its Halogen radio edit by The Disco Fries featuring UK singer Hope Murphy. It arrives at #24.
- Another bouncy house track of a different, darker nature premieres at #25 – it’s “Balance” by The Him featuring Oktavian.
- Charlie Puth returns to this chart courtesy of an engaging remix by The Netherlands’ DROELOE with “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, his duet with Selena Gomez, who has never appeared on this chart previously. It debuts at #26, and follows Charlie’s previous entries of “Marvin Gaye” (#7) and “See You Again” (#16).
- The final new arrival is “Elevated” by rising L.A. duo RKCB, which has been remixed by many folks lately but none better to my ears than by young Australian producer Joe Mason. “Elevated” debuts at #27.
In lieu of the published prettier web version of the chart, here’s the basic chart until I post the full one later in the week 🙂
01 01 SO BAD (EDWYNN x TIKAL & Spirix remix) Brandon Skeie
19 02 SHY (Club mix) The Magician F/ Brayton Bowman
05 03 SO HAPPY Tony Moran F/ Jason Walker
04 04 GET IT ON Jenaux
08 05 TAKE ME APART LZRD x Spirix F/ Remmi
06 06 MAGNETISED (Kat Krazy remix) Tom Odell
07 07 RUN RUN Kat Krazy F/ Johnny Stimson
10 08 INTO YOU Ariana Grande
02 09 DREAMIN’ Embody F/ Camden Cox
18 10 HER AND HIM Mi Disguise x Rouse
17 11 WORSHIP Brandyn Burnette
14 12 OPEN YOUR MIND Megaphonix
15 13 STRONGER (Steve Void edit) Nik Ernst
16 14 DANGEROUS Built By Titan F/ Jesse McCartney
23 15 REST OF MY LIFE Electric Bodega F/ Matt Beilis
03 16 SOUND OF HOME (Snøwmass remix) Sterling Grove F/ Ellyn Woods
25 17 NATIVE SON PREQUEL (Jenaux remix) Gramatik F/ Leo Napier
22 18 STATE I’M IN Brandyn Burnette
21 19 DON’T YOU CRY FOR ME Cobi
26 20 INSIDE OUT The Chainsmokers F/ Charlee
24 21 LIMITS Latchmere F/ Andreas Liberos
27 22 RAINBOWS Victor Perry
09 23 DON’T NEED YOU Christofi F/ J-VEN
New 24 BORN READY (Halogen radio edit) The Disco Fries F/ Hope Murphy
New 25 BALANCE The Him F/ Oktavian
New 26 WE DON’T TALK ANYMORE (DROELOE remix) Charlie Puth F/ Selena Gomez
New 27 ELEVATED (Joe Mason remix) RKCB
11 28 CLOSER Elephante F/ Bishøp
12 29 LOST (Young Bombs remix) Connor Phillips
13 30 DON’T LET ME DOWN The Chainsmokers F/ Daya
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