There’s lots of change afoot on the new chart. The lower rung gets cleaned out and replaced with six debuts which have loads of top-of-the-chart potential! And speaking of the top, a new #1 has taken over from a bunch of strong favourites, which will all have difficulty leaving the Top 10 any time soon.
The new #1 is also the fastest riser on the chart, something that doesn’t happen often! And it belongs to Illenium and Jon Bellion with the stunning “Good Things Fall Apart”, soaring 9 to 1. During the last week, Illenium announced a North American tour and I’m happy to be attending in Toronto on September 28 🙂
M-22, Cedric Gervais and DubVision & SYZZ all slip down as a result of “Good Things Come Apart” now ruling the chart, and only Mokita’s “Kiss And Tell” (above) and Lost Frequencies & Flynn’s “Recognise” (below) can also move up within the Top 10, advancing 6-5 and 10-9 respectively.
The progressive electronica of Mako’s “Coyote” rounds out the Top 10 moving 11-10, becoming the singer’s 4th Top 10 on this chart.
With the Top 10 pretty much locked down, songs below can only make limited movement and some will break loose of that in two weeks. That leaves three of our debuts from two weeks ago to get recognized with bigger jumps. “Don’t Leave Me Lonely” by Mark Ronson featuring American singer YEBBA (above)climbs 23-17, while Switzerland’s Eurovision entry “She Got Me” by Luca Hänni (below) leaps 25-19 , and the soulful pop of “Where Did You Go” by Nick Peters and Jamie Grey (also below) rises 27-22.
So it’s the debuts that do most of the talking this week. The highest debut at #23 belongs to the dynamic pairing of Don Diablo and CiD, who I saw dropping this song together in Miami in March, a fun grower called “Fever” (above). Next at #24 is an album track – and I like saying that because it’s from the first full album by EMAN8 (Brandyn Burnette) also called Emanate. The song is a nice mix of pop and electronica called “Time” (below) and it’s a standout from the album. It follows lead off single “Amen” onto the chart, which peaked at #15 earlier this year. At #25 is a returning pair to the chart, US producers and musicians Eric Sharp and Zhao with the catchy “Monday Blues” (also below). These guys previously charted together in 2016 with “The Thirst” (#7), and Zhao is also the vocalist on both.
I’m not done just yet! Like Don Diablo, another veteran appearing on the chart for the first time is Borgeous, who arrives with vocalist RUNAGROUND with “Better Anyway” (above) at #26. Then there’s a delicious slice of melodic deep house courtesy of Italy’s Eric Zava and DJ Mirko B at #28 with “Even In Confusion” (below) featuring the vocals of newcomer Daniel Gorash. The final debut is yet another entry from the prolific Mahalo this time with Poland’s Milkwish for some more dark deep house “Alone Again” (also below) at #30. Mahalo and MŌZ are also at #27 with “Go Ahead”, which recently peaked at #4.
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