The new chart is ready to roar with all of the songs charging up the chart, especially those breaking through and into a very busy Top 10. And just to add fuel to it all, four more songs debut to challenge in the coming weeks. Over 2,200 songs have appeared in the BILLCS Top 30 since its inception in 1998!!
But it’s “Closure” by Steve Void and Andy Marsh that secures #1 for a second appearance. It’s a hard song to get out of your head, matched by a memorable, heartfelt video. “Closure” is release #100 for Steve’s Strange Fruits label and he reported that it’s already received over 4 million plays. Well-deserved – a very special song indeed.
Racing up 6-2 is the incredibly likable “i’m so tired…” (above) by new best buds Lauv and Troye Sivan. We’ll have to see in two weeks if “Closure” stays put again, but for now you can check out the MNEK remix for “i’m so tired…” below!
Moving up impressively to #3 is “Don’t Think Twice” by Revelries and Sam Smyers featuring singer Oktavian. It’s also a strong contender for the top so we’ll have to see if there’s room for it eventually. “Twice” is Revelries second Top 10 here following last year’s “Infinitum” and it’s also Oktavian’s too – he was featured on The Him’s #2 “Balance” from 2016.
I love finding singers with fantastic voices and great potential. Such is the case for NYC-based singer/songwriter Ryan Gibeau with “Flying Away” from his fine indie album Quiet Fall. It climbs 9-6.
“Sexual Vibe” (above) by Stephen Puth is such an ear-charmer, and it rises 12-7. Puth the Younger already has a new song and video out called “Half Gone” – check it out below.
The Him’s “Look At Us Now” (above) moves up 10-8. The prolific duo – recently added to the Miami Music Week Spinnin’ Hotel gig roster – offers up another new tune “Tell Your Friends”, featuring Loote, below.
Young Australian Sam Bluer gets his first Top 10 entry with “Bite My Tongue”, a great companion to Troye Sivan’s “My My My!”, and moves up 11-9.
San Holo fan favourite “lift me from the ground”, featuring Sofie Winterson, breaks out of the middle of the chart and climbs 15-10.
The fastest riser on the chart is a must for upcoming festivals and when you have star power such as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin van Buuren, and W&W creating the song, then how can it be anything but? “Repeat After Me” charges up the chart 19-13.
“Love” is Simon Curtis’ gorgeous first song to appear on the chart since reduxes of earlier songs “8bit Heart” and “Super Psycho Love” rebooted in 2016. The more sophisticated “Love” is off to a good start, up 22-17.
Right behind is “London” by Nashville’s Mokita, who is also up at #15 with R3HAB for “All Into Nothing”. This heart-fluttering love song climbs 24-18.
And the fun “Take It Off” by L.A. duo Two Friends rises 27-21 as the guys wind down their “With My Homies” tour.
Leading the debuts is French production team KRONO with the soulful “Perfect Strangers” for Tipsy Records at #25 featuring a winning vocal by PIOTR.
L.A.-based producer Mahalo has his second concurrent chart entry with the catchy future bass of “Go Ahead” featuring vocalist MŌZ. It arrives at #26, as Mahalo’s other charted release “In My Arms” slips from 2-4.
I love me some danceable alt.pop/rock and Italy’s Mark Mendy delivers it with “Black Gasoline” at #26. It features Australia’s Beamish Brothers on vocals; they charted late last year with Revelries on the previously mentioned “Infinitum” (#10).
The fourth debut at #27 is “Chemistry or Chemicals” by Matt Beilis, a busy singer/songwriter from NYC who occasionally appears on dance music releases. This is his first solo appearance; he previously charted with Electric Bodega with “Rest Of My Life” (#4) in 2016.
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