#BILLCSTop30 #587, May 11/20

Another weekend in quarantine/shutdown, another weekend of live performances and festivals!  Plus in this chart, there is a new #1 and 4 smashing debuts.

Most noteworthy of all on the weekend however was Saturday’s “Secret Sky”, curated by none other than Porter Robinson along with the Brownies & Lemonade crew and others.  I couldn’t catch all of the festival but the sets I saw were all enjoyable and always interesting.  Best of all though was by the man himself, Mr. Robinson, who truly outdid himself with an ever-changing, unique set.  

So it is entirely fitting that “Get Your Wish” by Porter Robinson ascends from #4 to the top of my chart to displace Whethan and grandson’s “All In My Head” after 3 appearances (6 weeks).  And while I haven’t been entirely familiar with his body of work over the years, the “Nurture” era is one that I’m glad to get to know better.  You can watch Porter’s amazing set from “Secret Sky”, below.

The Top 5 is flooded with fantastic electronic dance music, and Nashville producer Super Duper has his eyes on the top of the chart as “All On You” rises 6-3.

Also stationed comfortably in the Top 5 is L.A. producer The Prizm with “I Don’t Wanna Go Home” (featuring ARTFCAL) climbing 5-4.  The Prizm continues to drop new music, with more coming in the next few weeks.  This week, check out “Into The Abyss”, below.

In a busy Top 10, the fastest riser leaping 14-6 is the pensive “You’ll Be OK” by British producer Gareth Emery featuring Annabel.  I couldn’t check out his online performance last week, but there are more to come, and the summer will bring his album The Lasers.

Other songs in the Top 10 all acquire new peak positions.  Arty’s “You’re Not Alone” (featuring Griff Clawson, above) climbs 8-5, while “Diamond Skin” by Sam Dickinson (below) advances 10-7, and Shawn Hook’s “I Don’t Wanna Dance” (also below) moves up 9-8.

Also new to the Top 10 besides “You’ll Be OK” is “So Ready” (below) by Raphael Saadiq (17-10), a comeback single of sorts for the R&B singer, and it is spiced up by a remix from The Brothers Macklovitch (aka A-Trak and his brother Dave from Chromeo).

Out of the six debuts from two weeks ago, Bright Light Bright Light continues to lead with his 90’s throwback called “This Was My House” (above), featuring former Madonna backup vocalists Niki Harris and Donna DeLory.  From BLx2’s upcoming album Fun City, it’s well on its way already, rising 20-14.  Also checkout his next single “Sensation”, featuring Jake Shears (who is at #17 with “Meltdown), below.

And yes that is Toronto’s REZZ who you are starting to hear on the radio with her collaboration with vocalist Grabbitz called “Someone Else”.  This alt.rock flavoured song will creep up on you, and it climbs 24-18.

Out of four familiar names that have created the debuts, the highest one belongs to Sweden’s Alesso with “Midnight” arriving at #24.  It’s Alesso’s first appearance on the chart since “Falling” (#4) a couple of years ago.  And with “Midnight”, Alesso brings former One Direction member Liam Payne onto the chart for the first time.  Out of the 1D members, only Niall Horan has yet to appear on the chart.

Bowing at #26 is “Drown” by Martin Garrix featuring newcomer Clinton Kane.  It’s Martin’s 8th time on the chart after starting out his career with two #1’s “Animals” and “Proxy”, both in 2014.  He continues to make careful choices with new vocalists and Clinton Kane’s vocal simply steals the song in a great Nicky Romero remix.

 New at #28 is a fable that presciently represents what’s going on today, “Modern Loneliness” by L.A. based singer/songwriter Lauv.  It’s Ari Leff’s third appearance on the chart, following two #3’s, “I Like Me Better”, and “i’m so tired…” (with Troye Sivan).  And it’s culled from an album that a lot of people love called How I’m Feeling.  I’m still hoping – though it’s highly unlikely – that I’ll be able to see the Lauv show in July for which I bought my ticket months ago.

The fourth debut at #29 is “Aftertaste” by L.A.-based Canadians Loud Luxury featuring vocalist Morgan St. Jean.  It’s from the duo’s EP Nights Like This and is their fifth entry on my chart, following songs that reached #1, #1, #2 and #3!!  Check out the guys in animated form in their video above.

A reminder that the music from my chart and blog are featured regularly on the new online radio station Radio GTAYou can hear their Big 20 on Wednesday evenings with ‘The Musicman’ James Rogers and listen for songs from the chart too 🙂 Scroll down the station’s main page to listen to lots of variety from across the decades!  I’m the new music consultant for the station so you can expect even more in 2020 🙂  You can start by joining our new interactive Facebook group too!!

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