Top 10 songs – week ending 27 February 2015

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 27 February 2015. My new #1 is “Every Breaking Wave” by U2.

Debuting this week are “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran and “Kerfu” by Will Sparks.

U2

U2

1. Every Breaking Wave – U2

2. Foot Of The Hill – Boxed In

3. Kathleen – Catfish and the Bottlemen

4. Broken Together – Casting Crowns

5. We Are All Running – The Once

6. Only In A Dream – Paul van Dyk, Jessus & Adham Ashraf featuring Tricia McTeague

7. Put My Heart Down – Sara Evans

8. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

9. Kerfu – Will Sparks

10. September Fields – Frazey Ford

Top 10 songs classic – week ending 22 February 1985

My personal Top 10 chart from 30 years ago today…

GeorgeMichael-Careless_Whisper1. Careless Whisper – Wham! featuring George Michael

2. The Heat Is On – Glenn Frey

3. Neutron Dance – Pointer Sisters

4. I Would Die 4 U – Prince

5. I Want To Know What Love Is – Foreigner

6. Sugar Walls – Sheena Easton

7. California Girls – David Lee Roth

8. Jungle Love – Morris Day & The Time

9. Too Late For Goodbye – Julian Lennon

10. Method of Modern Love – Hall & Oates

Top 10 songs classic – week ending 21 February 1986

My personal Top 10 chart from 29 years ago today…

TheDreamAcademy-Life_In_A_Northern_Town1. Life In A Northern Town – The Dream Academy

2. Secret – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

3. Take Me Home – Phil Collins

4. Silent Running – Mike & the Mechanics

5. These Dreams – Heart

6. When The Going Gets Tough – Billy Ocean

7. The Sun Always Shines on T.V. – A-ha

8. How Will I Know – Whitney Houston

9. Goodbye – Night Ranger

10. Digital Display – Ready for the World

Top 10 songs – week ending 20 February 2015

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 20 February 2015. My new #1 is “Kathleen” by Catfish and the Bottlemen.

Debuting this week is “Back in the World” by David Gray.

Catfish and the Bottlemen

Catfish and the Bottlemen

1. Kathleen – Catfish & the Bottlemen

2. Every Breaking Wave – U2

3. Only In A Dream – Paul van Dyk, Jessus & Adham Ashraf featuring Tricia McTeague

4. Foot Of The Hill – Boxed In

5. September Fields – Frazey Ford

6. Broken Together – Casting Crowns

7. We Are All Running – The Once

8. Put My Heart Down – Sara Evans

9. Easy Money – Johnny Marr

10. Back in the World – David Gray

Chart Debuts – 16 February 1980

BillboardDebuts16Feb1980Billboard.com has recently offered archives of all of their Top 100 charts. I find this very intriguing as I can scour the charts to not only relive the glory of chart-busting songs, but also to look at long-forgotten songs and those songs that barely made an impact on the charts.

So from 35 years ago today, here are some notable songs that debuted on the Billboard Hot 100…

Off The Wall – Michael Jackson
Ride Like The Wind – Christopher Cross
Call Me – Blondie
Cars – Gary Numan
What I Like About You – The Romantics
Brass In Pocket (I’m Special) – Pretenders

And the others that you may not have heard in years, if ever…

Sexy Eyes – Dr. Hook
Voice of Freedom – Jim Kirk and the TM Singers
Women – Foreigner
Small Paradise – John Cougar (Mellencamp)
Desire – Rockets
You Are My Heaven – Roberta Flack with Donny Hathaway

Top 10 songs – week ending 13 February 2015

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 13 February 2015. My #1 for a third week is “Only In A Dream” by Paul van Dyk.

Debuting this week are “We Are All Running” by The Once, “Put My Heart Down” by Sara Evans, and “Never Been In Love” by Cobra Starship featuring Icona Pop.

Paul van Dyk - Only In A Dream (with Tricia McTeague)

Paul van Dyk – Only In A Dream (with Tricia McTeague)

1. Only In A Dream – Paul Van Dyk, Jessus & Adham Ashraf featuring Tricia McTeague

2. September Fields – Frazey Ford

3. Kathleen – Catfish & the Bottlemen

4. Easy Money – Johnny Marr

5. Every Breaking Wave – U2

6. Foot Of The Hill – Boxed In

7. Broken Together – Casting Crowns

8. We Are All Running – The Once

9. Put My Heart Down – Sara Evans

10. Never Been In Love – Cobra Starship featuring Icona Pop

Music Spotlight: Paul van Dyk

PaulVanDyk_OnlyInADream4Paul van Dyk was born as Matthias Paul on 16 December 1971 in Eisenhüttenstadt, East Germany. Specializing in electronic dance music, he has been a notable force in the genre since the 1990s.

“For An Angel”

“Nothing But You” (featuring Hemstock & Jennings)

“Another Way”

“Tell Me Why” (with Sarah Cracknell)

“Crush” (with Second Sun)

“I Don’t Deserve You” (with Plumb)

Top 10 songs – week ending 6 February 2015

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 06 February 2015. My #1 for a second week is “Only In A Dream” by Paul van Dyk.

Debuting this week “Broken Together” by Casting Crowns.

PaulVanDyk_OnlyInADream21. Only In A Dream – Paul Van Dyk, Jessus & Adham Ashraf featuring Tricia McTeague

2. September Fields – Frazey Ford

3. Easy Money – Johnny Marr

4. Kathleen – Catfish & the Bottlemen

5. Greater – MercyMe

6. Every Breaking Wave – U2

7. Under The Tide – Chvrches

8. Foot Of The Hill – Boxed In

9. Broken Together – Casting Crowns

10. Let Your Hair Down – MAGIC!