A few impressive moves fuel the new chart, as well as four debuts and a new #1!
So what’s up top now?
Why it’s “White Lies” by UK/German production duo M-22. It’s one of my favourite songs of the year so far, using early 90’s house (specifically Inner City’s “Good Life”) as a reference point. I also found out through her Twitter account that the song is sung (uncredited) and co-written by British vocalist A*M*E. You know her from the Grammy-nominated UK #1 “Need U” with Duke Dumont and through this blog from her vocal in Monsieur Adi’s “What’s Going On” (which peaked at #2 on this chart), a 2013 rework of Soul II Soul’s “Back To Life”.
Almost hand-in-hand with “White Lies” in terms of a fun and upbeat dance tune is “Good Things” by Cedric Gervais and Just Kiddin featuring vocalist Kyan, which advances 4-2 in its disco edit.
Italy’s Mark Mendy moves up 7-6 with “Black Gasoline” with vocals by Australia’s Beamish Brothers, and now available in some additional remixes by Provi and farfetch’d.
New to the Top 10 is another dance bop to accompany the top two songs. It’s “Enlighten Me”, an even brisker house number, from The Netherlands’ DubVision and SYZZ. It climbs 13-8.
France’s KRONO lands in the Top 10 up 12-9 with “Perfect Strangers” and a great vocal from PIOTR.
The fastest riser on the chart soars 24-10. It’s “Love Me Less” by MAX and Quinn XCII from MAX’s upcoming album House of Divine. Watch out for some surprise pop-up concerts from MAX, maybe in a city near you!
Another impressive move this week is from “Wild” by Final DJs and Bright Light Bright Light, which rises 21-13. And to give you a taste of something else, Final DJs recently remixed Queen’s 1984 hit “Radio GaGa” (below), taking away some of the heavier synths in favour of more of a pop flavour which suits the song nicely. It’s a free download too – just press the “BUY” button for your digital copy!
Also on the move is “Do You Mean”, the latest by The Chainsmokers and featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Canadian singer bülow. It moves up 22-16.
A second French producer appears on the chart for the first time and that is Kidswaste with his melodic and danceable “Sleeping Pills”. Featuring vocalist KOLE, the song moves up 27-21.
The highest debut belongs to a familiar name to this chart – L.A.’s Mako. Otherwise known as Alex Seaver, “Coyote” is one of his more progressive solo offerings, but boy is it an intriguing one, capped with some solid upper registry singing that makes it so memorable. “Coyote” bows at #23. Mako’s most recent chart entry here was a big one – he got to #1 in early 2018 with “Breathe”.
Although he’s new to the Canadian radio scene with his recent Top 10 hit “Wish You Well”, Halifax’s Famba appeared on my chart in late 2016 with his groovy Armada release “Right Here Right Now” (that throwback is below), which got to #2 on the chart. Famba’s back with some delectable new dance pop in the form of “Swear To God” which debuts at #27.
Also big in Canadian radio is “Figure It Out”, the iHeart Radio contest winner by Toronto duo Flight School and featuring L.A.-based vocalist CVBZ. It arrives at #28, a first time entry for Flight School, but CVBZ previously got to #2 with the Sean Turk remix of “Be Like You” in 2017. He also did vocals for Cheat Codes in “Feels Great” and for NOTD in the recent “Start It Over”.
The fourth debut is for Washington DC based producer Manila Killa with “Atypical” featuring singer GiGi at #29. Take a close look at its video above featuring a wonderfully inspiring lyrical dance routine, Manila Killa among the dancers too!
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