#BILLCSTop30 #664 – April 24/23

They say that Spring is a season of change, and the new edition of my chart certainly speaks to that. In fact, half of the Top 5 is replaced by songs on the rise, there’s a new #1, and four songs make their debuts.

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Check out my ONLINE RADIO SHOWS below too as they are increasingly tied in with this blog.  As most of you know by know, I host 3 online radio shows – The Big 20 and two iterations of Your Weekend New Music Mix – and produce 2 online radio segments – my new music and retro picks of the week – that are all pre-recorded.

Classic-90’s house peppers the new #1 song on the chart! UK producer Lewis Thompson and singer/songwriter Clementine Douglas grab the pole position with the divine “Enchanté”. Lewis has been to #2 before as part of Just Kiddin’ (“Good Things”, with Cedric Gervais, in 2019) and Clementine’s voice was heard on her co-write with Matoma earlier this year called “The Power”, which reached #3.

Frank Walker featuring Ella Henderson, "I Go Dancing"

After being parked at #4, “I Go Dancing” by Toronto’s Frank Walker and UK singer Ella Henderson climbs to #2, making it one of several challengers for “Enchanté” in the coming weeks.

His album Mystical Magical Rhythmical Radical Ride is still on the way, but Jason Mraz’s funky ‘n fun “I Feel Like Dancing” rises 5-3.

JIMIN, "Like Crazy (English version)"

The Fastest Riser on the chart, whether or not radio ever embraces it, is JIMIN’s gorgeous English language version of “Like Crazy”, from his album Hope, which soars 22-5 with all eyes on #1. Not being played on radio is just an epic fail by program directors to embrace a song that to me has “hit” written all over it.

The Boy From The South, "Amazing-Man"

Also moving up the chart briskly is Barcelona’s The Boy From The South’s first chart entry “Amazing-Man”, which bolts 13-7.

N i G H T S - Boyband

N i G H T S’ “Boyband” was actually recorded back in 2018, which was the last time they appeared in the Top 10 too with “Eyes”. “Boyband” moves up comfortably 12-8.

Kx5 & Sofi Tukker - Sacrifice

Kx5 (Kaskade and Deadmau5) and Sofi Tukker rise 11-9 with “Sacrifice”. It’s Sofi Tukker’s 5th visit to the Top 10, while for veterans Kaskade and Deadmau5 it’s their first.

Boy Aries, "Drive"

Toronto duo Boy Aries climb 15-10 with “Drive”. Singer Jordan Radics was previously singer with the group BLAJK which got to #6 in 2017 with “Lethal”.

Surf Mesa featuring Selah Sol - City Of Love

Eyeing the Top 10 in two weeks are the forlorn pop/dance track “City of Love” (above) by Seattle producer Surf Mesa with singer Selah Sol (18-11), and the spicy trance of “Never Temporary” (below) by NYC producer Greg Oakland with singer Tara Louise (19-12).

Greg Oakland featuring Tara Louise - Never Temporary

James Bay, "Brilliant Still"

James Bay’s album track “Brilliant Still” from his third album Leap rises 24-16, and it’s definitely a song you need to check out.

Loreen, "Tattoo"

As we get closer to the EuroVision contest, Loreen’s “Tattoo”, Sweden’s entry, rises 27-19.

Jay Bird, "All Night Long"

Jay Bird’s deep house party track “All Night Long” wastes no time with lift off, climbing 29-22.

Amanda Marshall, "I Hope She Cheats"

Toronto’s Amanda Marshall makes a big splash onto my chart for the first time with “I Hope She Cheats”, her new single from her upcoming album Heavy Lifting, as the Highest Debut at #25.

Audien & Codeko featuring J.T. Roach, "Antidote"

Also making their debuts on the chart are Connecticut dance producer Audien and British producer Codeko with their collaboration “Antidote” at #26. The song features prominent vocalist and songwriter J.T. Roach, and is already charting at dance radio nation-wide.

Niko The Kid featuring MAYLYN, "Only One"

Although he’s had many releases since, Atlanta’s Niko The Kid returns to the chart as a lead artist with vocalist/songwriter MAYLYN on “Only One” at #27. Niko was previously featured on one of his first releases, DATABOY’s “When It Rains, It Pours”, which peaked at #7 in 2015.

DJ Mirko B, "Sun Freezes Cold"

Italy’s DJ Mirko B also returns to the chart for the first time since 2019 with his third entry, the intense dark house of “Sun Freezes Cold”, at #28. His last entry, “Even In Confusion” with producer Eric Zava and vocalist Daniel Gorash, reached #10.

View the full BILLCS Top 30 right here!  Click on the hyperlink on the song titles to hear the songs or watch the videos!

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You can hear me and many of my blog choices on this growing list of online radio stations and features! 

Radio GTA

Listen to The Big 20 from 10pm to Midnight EST on Wednesdays as “The Musicman” James Rogers and I bring you the latest in new songs.  The show also repeats on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. EST and Sunday mornings at 2:00 AM EST. You can hear recent episodes of The Big 20 at this link.

On Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to 6pm EST I bring you “Your Weekend New Music Mix” six hours of commercial-free music from the 2000’s including many song choices from this blog.

At Midnight EST on Saturdays, you can also hear my new “Retro Pick of the Week” on Russ Horton’s amazing “Top 40 Timeline” oldies show.

Halton Hills Online

“Your Weekend Music Mix” has a second home on Saturday and Sunday evenings from 8pm to Midnight EST! It’s a different mix from Radio GTA’s show, and like that one it is also commercial free.

“The Big 20” also airs on this station at 6pm EST Saturdays, and my “Retro Pick of the Week” plays on Russ Horton’s “Top 40 Timeline” at 4pm EST.

The 3D Variety Show by Planet Radio Canada

I’m featured Tuesdays between 7 and 7:30 pm EST with my New Music Pick of the Week which debuts every week on “The 3D Variety Show” with “The Musicman” James Rogers, and I also join occasionally for looks at music from our past through some live segments.  A repeat of “The 3D Variety Show” airs on Wednesdays at 7pm EST on Radio GTA.  My pick of the week airs more than 25 times during the week and you can view its schedule by clicking here.  You can hear recent episodes of The 3D Variety Show at  this link.

Addictive Energy 

This is a weekly show hosted by Hunter Wilbur that airs on several online stations but is anchored at Mix88.ca on Saturdays beginning at 8pm EST.   You can hear recent episodes of Addictive Energy at this link.

For other details about the shows, such as dates and times of broadcasts, go to my home page and scroll down to the bottom right side! The schedules have been updated.

FM 108

You can also listen to my “Retro Pick of the Week” on Russ Horton’s “Top 40 Timeline” on this station at 6pm EST Saturdays.