Top 10 songs – week ending 18 August 2017

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 18 August 2017. My #1 song for a second week is “Runaway” by Allison Weiss. Debut this week from The xx (“I Dare You”).

1. Runaway – Allison Weiss
2. Everything Now – Arcade Fire
3. Shadow – Chromatics
4. Back To The River – Pretty Reckless
5. Rise (Sing It Loud) – Caroline Jones
6. The Fighter – Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood
7. Happy Dance – MercyMe
8. Roots – Zac Brown Band
9. I Dare You – The xx
10. Long Time – Blondie

 

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Top 10 songs – week ending 11 August 2017

AllisonWeiss_RunawayCurrent compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 11 August 2017. My new #1 song is “Runaway” by Allison Weiss.

1. Runaway – Allison Weiss
2. Shadow – Chromatics
3. Everything Now – Arcade Fire
4. Rise (Sing It Loud) – Caroline Jones
5. Back To The River – Pretty Reckless
6. The Fighter – Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood
7. Happy Dance – MercyMe
8. Roots – Zac Brown Band
9. Long Time – Blondie
10. Time – Klangkarussell

Top 10 songs – week ending 4 August 2017

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Chromatics

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated for the week ending 4 August 2017. My #1 song for a fourth week is “Shadow” by Chromatics. Debuting this week is “Time” by Klangkarussell. Debuting the previous week was “Back To The River” by Pretty Reckless.

 

1. Shadow – Chromatics
2. Runaway – Allison Weiss
3. Everything Now – Arcade Fire
4. Rise (Sing It Loud) – Caroline Jones
5. Back To The River – Pretty Reckless
6. The Fighter – Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood
7. Happy Dance – MercyMe
8. Long Time – Blondie
9. Roots – Zac Brown Band
10. Time – Klangkarussell

Top 10 songs – week ending 14 July 2017

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Chromatics

 

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 14 July 2017. My new #1 song is “Shadow” by Chromatics. Debuting this week is “Roots” by Zac Brown Band.

 

1. Shadow – Chromatics
2. Rise (Sing It Loud) – Caroline Jones
3. The Fighter – Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood
4. Happy Dance – MercyMe
5. Runaway – Allison Weiss
6. Everything Now – Arcade Fire
7. Long Time – Blondie
8. High Ticket Attractions – The New Pornographers
9. Too Much To Think – 311
10. Roots – Zac Brown Band

Top 10 songs – week ending 30 June 2017

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Caroline Jones

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 30 June 2017. My #1 for second week is “Rise (Sing It Loud)” by Caroline Jones. Debuting this week are “Everything Now” by Arcade Fire and “Too Much To Think” by 311.

 

1. Rise (Sing It Loud) – Caroline Jones
2. The Fighter – Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood
3. Shadow – Chromatics
4. Long Time – Blondie
5. Happy Dance – MercyMe
6. High Ticket Attractions – The New Pornographers
7. Never Be The Same – Danny Gokey
8. Runaway – Allison Weiss
9. Everything Now – Arcade Fire
10. Too Much To Think – 311

Top 10 songs – week ending 23 June 2017

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 23 June 2017. My new #1 is “Rise (Sing It Loud)” by Caroline Jones. Debuting this week are “Happy Dance” by MercyMe and “Runaway” by Allison Weiss.

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Caroline Jones

1. Rise (Sing It Loud) – Caroline Jones
2. The Fighter – Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood
3. Long Time – Blondie
4. Shadow – Chromatics
5. High Ticket Attractions – The New Pornographers
6. Never Be The Same – Danny Gokey
7. Happy Dance – MercyMe
8. Pinball Wizard Blues – Puddles Pity Party
9. Green Light – Lorde
10. Runaway – Allison Weiss

 

Top 10 songs – week ending 16 June 2017

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 16 June 2017. My #1 for a fourth week is “The Fighter” by Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood. Debuting this week is “Shadow” by Chromatics.

1. The Fighter – Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood
2. Rise (Sing It Loud) – Caroline Jones
3. Long Time – Blondie
4. High Ticket Attractions – The New Pornographers
5. Never Be The Same – Danny Gokey
6. Pinball Wizard Blues – Puddles Pity Party
7. Green Light – Lorde
8. Home – Joe Goddard
9. Shadow – Chromatics
10. Dream On – Amy Macdonald

Top 10 songs – week ending 9 June 2017

KeithUrbanCarrieUnderwood_TheFighter3Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 9 June 2017. My #1 for a third week is “The Fighter” by Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood. Debuting this week is “Rise (Sing it Loud)” by Caroline Jones.

1. The Fighter – Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood
2. Pinball Wizard Blues – Puddles Pity Party
3. High Ticket Attractions – The New Pornographers
4. Home – Joe Goddard
5. Never Be The Same – Danny Gokey
6. Green Light – Lorde
7. Long Time – Blondie
8. Rise (Sing It Loud) – Caroline Jones
9. Dream On – Amy Macdonald
10. Flipside – Norah Jones

Top 10 songs – week ending 2 June 2017

KeithUrban-TheFighterSingleCurrent compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 2 June 2017. My #1 for a second week is “The Fighter” by Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood. Debuting this week are “Never Be The Same” by Danny Gokey and “Long Time” by Blondie.

1. The Fighter – Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood
2. Pinball Wizard Blues – Puddles Pity Party
3. High Ticket Attractions – The New Pornographers
4. Home – Joe Goddard
5. Dream On – Amy Macdonald
6. Flipside – Norah Jones
7. It Ain’t My Fault – Brothers Osborne
8. Green Light – Lorde
9. Never Be The Same – Danny Gokey
10. Long Time – Blondie

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