There has to be luck in triple numbers, right? So edition 555 is upon us with the chart in its 21st year online. 5 new songs invade the chart, and the Top 10 is all shaken up to the point of crowning a new #1 song.
A beautiful video for the new #1 song was released last week and it belongs to “Closure” by Dutch producer Steve Void with singer Andy Marsh. Although Steve has been to the Top 10 3 times before, it’s his first #1. The video is all about four young people who all don’t seem to fit in, but find happiness being together. It doesn’t really have much to do with the theme of the song, but it doesn’t have to. Well done!
Mahalo and Le:Blanc move up to #2 with a 2:25 dazzler called “In My Arms” (above). LA-based Mahalo also has a new single that’s totally different in the deep house vein from “In My Arms” called “Go Ahead” featuring MŌZ, below.
“Play” by Jonas Blue and Years & Years (above) advanced 6 to 3. Among a number of songs to drop on Valentine’s Day was Years & Years’ “Valentino” featuring UK vocalist MNEK (below).
“Don’t Think Twice” is the latest from Netherlands-based Emirati duo Revelries with fellow producer Sam Smyers and vocalist Oktavian. It climbs 10-4 with eyes on #1 but some competition all around so we’ll see what ultimately gets there when it’s time!
Another song to watch closely on the chart is “I’m So Tired…” by Lauv and Troye Sivan which is the fastest riser soaring 22-6. The pairing between the two singers was so unexpected but so spot on!
Also new to the Top 10 this week are NYC-based singer/songwriter Ryan Gibeau with “Flying Away” (12-9, above) and its retro pop ballad appeal, and The Him’s propulsive “Look At Us Now” (below), bound to be a festival fave soon, as it climbs 13-10. It’s the Dutch duo’s 6th time in the Top 10.
Also keep your eyes on “Lift Me From The Ground” by San Holo featuring Sofie Winterson from San’s album1, which moves up 23-15. The bigger the speakers, the better the song sounds!
Another song to be played loud at festivals is in the mandatory participation needed in “Repeat After Me” by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin van Buuren and W&W. It jumps up the chart quickly 25-19.
UK producer Maff Boothroyd has some slick classic house for clubs with “Take Me Away” (above) moving up 27-21. Also new from Maff is “Miss You”, below.
“Love” by Simon Curtis is the L.A.-based singer/songwriter’s first new music in 6 years. It’s Simon’s 16th chart entry, including 3 songs on which he was featured, since “Delusional” arrived on the chart just over 10 years ago. Check out the lyric video for “Love”, above.
Next up at #24 is the second chart entry for Nashville singer Mokita with “London”. He’s already up at #17 with R3HAB on “All Into Nothing”. Like that song “London” is also a ballad, but more in the indie singer/songwriter style, and it has lyrics that will just make you melt.
At #25 is the 11th chart appearance for Sam Smith since 2014 with “Dancing With A Stranger” featuring US singer Normani. It’s a great song that mashes up perfectly with Majid Jordan & Drake’s “Hold On, I’m Coming Home”! It’s Sam’s first entry since songs from his fine second album The Thrill Of It All.
Dutch producer John Christian has a #26 debut with “Let’s Get This Thing Started”, a fun mix of deep house and booming big room sounds. It also uses the music from the 70’s hit “Popcorn” by Hot Butter as a hook. Listen for it!
The fifth debut belongs to L.A. producers Two Friends with the fun tease of “Take It Off” at #27. It follows last year’s “Just A Kid” which peaked at #13 and itself followed numerous remixes which also charted. About “Take It Off”, the guys say “this song is about being with someone who’s super guarded & all you wanna do is scream TRUST ME! but they still have trouble letting you in.”
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