The top of the chart appears relatively unchanged, but the bottom of the Top 10 is all abuzz as a few songs soar, and four debuts add to the pleasures.
I can’t get enough of “i’m so tired…” by Lauv and Troye Sivan, such that I think they should record another song together. It would be the perfect follow up until Lauv’s forthcoming album is ready. “i’m so tired…” is locked in at #1.
The only new entry to the Top 5 belongs to Nashville’s Mokita. The pensive “London” advances 6-4, while the singer/songwriter gets his 3rd chart entry with the bubbly and knowing “Kiss And Tell” at #26. Watch out for Mokita, his music is absolute fire right now!
“Love” by Simon Curtis rises 8-6. I can’t wait to hear what Simon has coming next, and as gorgeous and soulful that “Love” might be, I want something more hard-hitting and danceable next 🙂
The fastest riser on the chart is by UK/Germany production duo M-22 with “White Lies”, which catapults 23-7, with definite eyes on #1 in the coming weeks. I saw the duo drop the song at Miami Music Week and with those deep house vibes, courtesy of some influence from Inner City’s “Good Life”, “White Lies” simply can’t miss!
In a darker but somehow uplifting vein is “Go Ahead” by L.A.’s Mahalo featuring vocalist MŌZ. It climbs 13-8 and follows the now-departed “In My Arms” for a 5th Top 10 song here for Mahalo 🙂
In any other week a 24-9 leap would be the fastest riser, but in direct competition with M-22’s “White Lies” is another brilliant new dance song, “Good Things” in its disco edit by Cedric Gervais and Just Kiddin’ featuring vocalist Kyan. “Good Things” just brims with fun and energy and like “White Lies” is bound to be one of my favourite songs of the year.
The Top 10 isn’t done yet if Sam Smith and Normani have any say in the matter. “Dancing With A Stranger” climbs 14-10, becoming his first Top 10 since “Too Good For Goodbyes”.
Just outside of the Top 10 there’s “Black Gasoline” bubbling under and rising 17-11 for Italy’s Mark Mendy and featuring some irresistible vocalizing by Australia’s Beamish Brothers (Ben and Jeremy).
We find another, more famous set of brothers moving up 19-15. It’s those Jonasei with “Sucker” still keeping fans happy in the shadow of the new, quieter single “Cool”.
There’s so much great dance music always coming from The Netherlands, and “Enlighten Me” by DubVision and SYZZ is no exception. This rollicking foot-fest climbs 26-18.
NYC singer/songwriter Matt Beilis enters the Top 20 with his Maroon 5-ish “Chemistry Or Chemicals” moving up 22-19.
Disco dancing is alive and well with the clubland enthusiasm of “Let’s Go Dancing” by UK producers Horse Meat Disco and NYC vocalist Amy Douglas, which jumps 25-21.
Ever-prolific Illenium moves up 27-22 with the softer, almost Country-flavoured (in a “The Middle”/”This Feeling” kinda way) “Crashing” featuring California duo Bahari on vocals.
The highest debut belongs to Belgium’s Felix De Laet, or Lost Frequencies as you better know him. Featuring vocalist Flynn, “Recognise” packs a punch when it slams right into its great chorus at the :25 mark. “Recognise” bows on the chart at #25.
German producers and musicians Saxity have been to the Top 10 twice, with “Brothers” and “You Found Me”. They’re back and wanting to party hard with “Weekend” at #27. I just love all of the instrumentation that the song has to offer in the background, which makes it sometimes seem like it really wanted to be an Earth, Wind & Fire record in disguise 😛
The final debut is a reprise of a collaboration between another German producer, Final DJs and US-based Welsh multi-talent Bright Light Bright Light. The strut-worthy house of “Wild” arrives at #28 following their #11 charting song from a few years ago called “Lost In Feelings”.
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