It’s officially summer in Canada and as things start to reopen, I expect there will be a need for more high energy dance music. I’ve noticed that there are also a lot of personal and reflective songs being released because of people’s experiences in the pandemic. But all of these songs should make it a quite interesting next few months!
Zipping back to #1 is Los Angeles-based producer Mahalo with “Got That Love”. This one is all about the build up to the rollicking chorus, a bit different from what Mahalo has produced before, but I’m loving it all the same. You’ll recall that Mahalo’s “Not Watching Anymore”, which just departed the chart, was #1 right before Idris Elba and Inner City’s “No More Looking Back” which held court for four appearances (eight weeks). “Got That Love” is Mahalo’s third #1 on this chart.
Moving up 3-2 is Lordnox and Victor Perry’s “Myself In You”. This is a dance release that shows off Victor’s amazing range, and matches the #2 peak of his ballad from last year called “What I Deserve”. Victor’s latest concurrent chart entry, this time with French producer Kislaw, also moves up the chart. “Slip Away” climbs 25-20.
Jessie Ware’s glorious “Please” soars 6-3 and matches the #3 peak of last year’s “Save A Kiss”, also from the What’s Your Pleasure album. Jessie has been to #1 twice before, in 2014 with “Say You Love Me” and just before that with her appearance on Miguel’s reworked “Adorn”.
Also with its designs on #1 is “Sideways” by the excellent collaboration of Illenium, singer Valerie Broussard, and fellow producer Nurko. From Illenium’s forthcoming album Fallen Embers, it climbs 15-7 to become Illenium’s 8th Top 10 entry.
Singer/songwriter Chris Blue gets his first Top 10 with “Moon” climbing 11-8. I’m looking forward to hearing what this Season 12 winner of “The Voice” has coming up next!
Vancouver’s Glass Petals arrive in the Top 10 with “Heartbeat” rising 13-9. It’s one of those great dance songs I referenced up top that you might not hear in a club yet but you can enjoy wholeheartedly before they reopen.
The same sentiments go for “I Want Love” by Gryffin in a punchy Cat Dealers remix that moves up 12-10. The Brazilian brothers who are Cat Dealers will be touring North America, but just got hit with a setback with passport issues, so hopefully they will be resolved soon!
The Fastest Riser on the chart is the no holds barred rave up by Cash Cash and Alex Newell called “The Feels”. It vaults 23-12 and is culled from Cash Cash’s new album Say It Like You Feel It.
Also making a bold move is Greyson Chance, who has also announced a fall North American tour that will be coming to a city near you! From his upcoming album Trophies is the fun and seductive “Hellboy”, moving up 22-16.
The highest of four debuts belongs to Sweden’s Darin with his English-language pop/dance delight “Can’t Stay Away”, which arrives at #22. It’s Darin’s first chart entry since 2010’s #8 “Lovekiller”, so a big ‘welcome back’ is in order!
Next up at #25 is Toronto indie teenage singer of Portuguese heritage who calls herself CMagic5. Her sultry new single “Love Me If You Can” deserves your attention with its incredibly catchy chorus.
Then at #27 there’s the first appearance on the chart for Dutch producer Regard with “You”. It’s a unique track boosted by excellent vocals from Troye Sivan (his 9th chart entry) and Canada’s Tate McRae, also appearing on the chart for the first time.
The final new addition to the chart is the beautiful new electropop song “Waves” by Belgian producer Anzano and go-to vocalist/songwriter Robbie Rosen at #28. It’s Robbie’s fourth consecutive entry – though “Habits” departs after reaching #20, “When I Lost You” is still hanging in at #15 after peaking at #4.
NEW!! I’m pleased to announce that I will be your weekend announcer on Halton Hills Online and Radio GTA starting in July for my show “Your Weekend Music Mix”. The show will air Saturday and Sunday afternoons on Halton Hills Online and Saturday and Sunday evenings on Radio GTA. Watch for it in less than two weeks!!
Planet Radio Canada has returned to the interwebs with ‘The Musicman’ James Rogers and his “3D Variety Show” each week for three hours of great music as well as a few features. Listen to my New Music Pick of the Week (usually featuring a song on the chart) in the second hour of the show. Tomorrow, the show will feature the music of The Bee Gees! Planet Radio Canada’s “3D Variety Show” is simulcast on http://www.classichits.ca and http://www.radiogta.ca from 6 to 9 pm EST.
The music from this chart and blog are also featured regularly on the online radio station Radio GTA. You can hear their Big 20 on Wednesday evenings, also 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! You can start by joining Radio GTA’s new interactive Facebook group too!!
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