The Ides of October are upon us already, and that means Summer favourites are departing the chart. To replace them though, there’s no shortage of great tunes. There are three debuts and a brand new #1!
The Top 10
- Calgary’s Kiesza gets her first #1 on this chart with the season-appropriate “Phantom Of The Dance Floor”, featuring Quebec opera singer Philippe Sly, in only its third appearance on the chart. It’s a fun song and an even more fun, manic video. Spread the news about this one kids as people are missing out. It’s also the first #1 by a Canadian since this year at this very time when Loud Luxury and Nikki’s Wives held court with “Show Me”. Benny Benassi & Sofi Tukker’s “Everybody Needs A Kiss” slides to #2, still one of my faves of the year, and it will hang around for a while.
- Another song that I can’t stop playing is “Verona” by Australia’s Peter Wilson and England’s Sean Smith. It advances 9 to 4 this week, and the combination of 80’s musical flavour/production, great storytelling, and fine singing make “Verona” the total package!
- Philadelphia’s N i G H T S get their second Top 5 hit with “Eyes”, following last year’s totally different “P A R T Y”. Give these guys some time and they will make their mark, with so many songs up their sleeves.
- Both “High On Life” by Martin Garrix and Bonn (above), and “All For You” by Years and Years (below), finally break into the Top 10 after a lot of patient waiting for some of my favourites to depart. “High On Life” climbs 11-7 and “All For You” is up 12-8.
- “Vacant Love” by Caden Jester and Blake Rose hits another new peak, climbing 10-9.
- Norway’s Jesper Jenset gets his second Top 10 as featured vocalist in Gromee’s “One Last Time” (above), which climbs 13-10. He’s also featured in Lost Kings’ new single “Drunk As Hell” which you can check out below in its amusing Simpsons-ish looking video.
Movin’ On Up
- It’s sort of peaked already but “Rise” by Jonas Blue and Jack & Jack (above) has been slowly making its way up my chart. It climbs 15-11 this week. Jack & Jack recently dropped their new song “No One Compares To You” (below).
- Netherlands-based producers Revelries also continue to climb with their latest original “Infinitum”, featuring Australia’s Beamish Boys on vocals. It rises 14-12.
- The fastest riser on the chart is “Loyal” by Odesza, up 24-14. This should be no surprise; it’s one of the most intriguing and unpredictable songs on the chart with a soulful female vocal (sample or no?) that drives it home.
- Also making a significant leap is PLS&TY’s “Down For Me” in its club-ready Morgan Page extended mix, climbing 21-15.
- Though it made a small move two weeks ago, “Soldier” by Sidney Samson & GWise is hardly done, and jumps 27-22.
- It took a few spins for me to really dig this record, but now there’s no stoppin’ me playing it! My fellow Canadian A-Trak is back with a fun, inspiring original called “DJ’s Gotta Dance More”, made even more genuine with legend Todd Terry on vocals!! This song is a MUST for every club DJ. It’s classic, reverent house with a great message. It bows at #24. A-Trak was last on the chart as part of the trio with Kimbra and Foster The People’s Mark Foster in 2012 for “Warrior” (#10), a freebee at the time courtesy of Converse.
- Mercer returns to the chart after his #1 “Satisfy” with “Fireworks”, a 70’s retrotastic song I’ve been playing for months that is re-released as part of French producer’s new EP Neo Disco, along with another new song “Monte Carlo”. “Fireworks” arrives at #25.
- The Chainsmokers are also back making a collaboration with Country singer Kelsea Ballerini work so well with “This Feeling”. Their other recent single “Side Effects” failed to resonate with me, sounding too much like other dance pop on the charts. “This Feeling” premieres at #26.
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