Wednesday, June 23, 2021

P!nk Tops The Chart - The Current Top 20 & The Country 5 + 5


Mel’s Current Top 20

Significant songs that you don't care about.

As of June 17, 2021

TW - Song Title - Artist - LW

1. All I Know So FarPink - 2
2. Save Your Tears (remix & single) - The Weeknd & Ariana Grande - 1
3. Good 4 U - Olivia Rodrigo - 8
4. Electric - Katy Perry - 3
5. Leave The Door Open - Silk Sonic - 4
6. Run - OneRepublic - 6
7. Higher Power - Coldplay - 9
8. Kiss - IMY2 - 10
9. Butter - BTS - 11
10. Mr. Perfectly Fine (Taylor's Version) - Taylor Swift - 5
11. Chosen Family - Rina Sawayama & Elton John - 7
12. Last Train Home - John Mayer - 17
13. Missing Piece - Vance Joy - 18
14. Racist, Sexist Boy - The Linda Lindas - 15
15. Follow You - Imagine Dragons - 12
16. Deja Vu - Olivia Rodrigo - 14
17. Brutal - Olivia Rodrigo - NEW
18. Getting Old Sucks (But Everyone's Doing It) - Bowling For Soup - 20
19. Lost - Maroon 5 - NEW
20. Bad Girl - Daya - 13

CHART NOTES

We have a new song at #1. Pink tops the chart this week with her ballad "All I Know So Far." This is the title song off the album of the same name which features mostly live tracks. The new #1 ends The Weekend's reign of "Save Your Tears", which slips to #2. Coming in strong at #3 is Olivia Rodrigo's "Good 4 U" which moves up 5 from #8 to #3 this week.

Ms. Rodrigo has three songs on this week's top 20. In addition to her #3 hit, we have "Deja Vu" holding on to #16, down from last week's #14. She also has a new song making its debut on the chart at #17. That is "Brutal." All tracks come from her new album Sour.



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The Country 5 + 5
The Power of 10! | June 23, 2021

1. Waves - Luke Bryan - 2
2. Country Again - Thomas Rhett - 1
3. Fancy Like - Walker Hayes - 7
4. To Us It Did - Mitchell Tenpenny - 4
5. Mr. Perfectly Fine - Taylor Swift - 3
6. Glad You Exist - Dan + Shay - 6
7. True Crime - Taylor Acorn - 5
8. Woman You Got - Maddie & Tae - 8
9. Lil' Bit - Nelly & Florida Georgia Line - 10
10. Window in the Wall - Olivia Newton-John & Chloe Lattanzi - NEW





Saturday, June 12, 2021

Save Your Tears Still On Top | The Current Top 20 + The Country 5 + 5


"Save Your Tears" is still #1 after six weeks!

Mel’s Current Top 20
Significant songs that you don't care about.

As of June 10, 2021

TW - Song Title - Artist - LW

1. Save Your Tears (remix & single) - The Weeknd & Ariana Grande - 1
2. All I Know So Far - Pink - 3
3. Electric - Katy Perry - 6
4. Leave The Door Open - Silk Sonic - 5
5. Mr. Perfectly Fine (Taylor's Version) - Taylor Swift - 2
6. Run - OneRepublic - 8
7. Chosen Family - Rina Sawayama & Elton John - 4
8. Good 4 U - Olivia Rodrigo - 12
9. Higher Power - Coldplay - 10
10. Kiss - IMY2 - 13
11. Butter - BTS - 16
12. Follow You - Imagine Dragons - 9
13. Bad Girl - Daya - 7
14. Deja Vu - Olivia Rodrigo - 14
15. Racist, Sexist Boy - The Linda Lindas - 17
16. Medicine at Midnight - Foo Fighters - 11
17. Last Train Home - John Mayer - NEW
18. Missing Piece - Vance Joy - NEW
19. Second Element - Blackmore's Night - 15
20. Getting Old Sucks - Bowling For Soup - NEW

CHART NOTES

Olivia Rodrigo has two songs again on this week's top 20. Her latest, "Good 4 U" jumps from last week's #12 spot to #8 this week. Her previous single, "Deja Vu" which tumbled last week to #14, holds this week at the same position. Both songs are from her latest album, Sour.



My favorite debut: That has to go to John Mayer's latest "Last Train Home," coming in at #16 for the first week.



Bowling For Soup, a band that I vaguely remember from the 1990s have come back with a somewhat novelty song that I find relatable. It's called "Getting Old Sucks". It makes its chart debut at #20.



Meanwhile at the top of the chart, we still find The Weeknd sitting pretty on the strength of the remix version of "Save Your Tears" that he did with Ariana Grande. The song is at #1 for the 6th straight week, compiling an impressive 8 week, non-consecutive run at #1 for this year.

Here is The Weeknd taken from this past December's appearance at the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball with "Save Your Tears."

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The Country 5 + 5
The Power of Ten! * As of June 7, 2021.

Rank - Song Title - Artist - P.R.

1. Country Again - Thomas Rhett - 2
2. Mr. Perfectly Fine - Taylor Swift - 1
3. Waves - Luke Bryan - 4
4. True Crime - Taylor Acorn - 3
5. To Us It Did - Mitchell Tenpenny - 7
6. Glad You Exist - Dan + Shay - 9
7. Heaven Down Here - Mickey Guyton - 5
8. Drunk (And I Don't Want To Go Home) - Elle King & Miranda Lambert - 10
9. Thirties - Emma White - 6
10. Woman You Got - Maddie & Tae - RET

Friday, June 4, 2021

Mel's Current Top 20 & The Country 5 + 5

Mel’s Current Top 20

Significant songs that you don't care about.

As of June 3, 2021

TW - Song Title - Artist - LW

1. Save Your Tears (remix & single) - The Weeknd & Ariana Grande - 1
2. Mr. Perfectly Fine (Taylor's Version) - Taylor Swift - 3
3. All I Know So Far - Pink - 6
4. Chosen Family - Rina Sawayama & Elton John - 2
5. Leave The Door Open - Silk Sonic - 4
6. Electric - Katy Perry - 10
7. Bad Girl - Daya - 5
8. Run - OneRepublic - 16
9. Follow You - Imagine Dragons - 7
10. Higher Power - Coldplay - 12
11. Medicine at Midnight - Foo Fighters - 11
12. Good 4 U - Olivia Rodrigo - 18
13. Kiss - IMY2 - 19
14. Deja Vu - Olivia Rodrigo - 8
15. Second Element - Blackmore's Night - 9
16. Butter - BTS - NEW
17. Racist, Sexist Boy - The Linda Lindas - 20
18. Better Now - Serena Ryder - 13
19. Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home) - Elle King & Miranda Lambert - 14
20. Your Power - Billie Eilish - NEW

CHART NOTES

The Weeknd holds the #1 spot for the 5th week with the remix version of "Save Your Tears" which pairs him up with singer Ariana Grande. The song itself has now held the #1 spot for 7 non-consecutive weeks this year, with the original single mix holding #1 for 2 weeks back in March.



Will Taylor Swift's "Mr. Perfectly Fine" up at #2 replace The Weeknd at 1? Or will Pink and her latest single "All I Know So Far", currently at #3 leap over Swift to gain the #1 spot or a compromising #2? Time will tell.

Looking below at the Country 5 + 5, we see that Taylor Swift has held on to the #1 sport for a few weeks there with "Mr. Perfectly Fine".



OneRepublic hits the top 10 with "Run" at #8. The song leaps from last week's debut position of #16. Coldplay enters the top 10 for the first time in years with "Higher Power" up 2 to #10 this week. They had my song of the year back in 2011 with "Paradise". Remember that one?



Hot debut this week is Korean boy-band BTS and their latest single "Butter". It comes in at #16. Already tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Wow!


The Country 5 + 5
The Power of Ten! * As of June 1, 2021.

Rank - Song Title - Artist - P.R.

1. Mr. Perfectly Fine - Taylor Swift - 1
2. Country Again - Thomas Rhett - 2
3. True Crime - Taylor Acorn - 5
4. Waves - Luke Bryan - 7
5. Heaven Down Here - Mickey Guyton - 3
6. Thirties - Emma White - 4
7. To Us It Did - Mitchell Tenpenny - 10
8. Steady - Bryan Lanning & Brennley Brown - 6
9. Glad You Exist - Dan + Shay - 9
10. Drunk (And I Don't Want To Go Home) - Elle King & Miranda Lambert - 8

No new entries on this week's 5+5





Sunday, May 30, 2021

Mel's Current Top 20 - May 28, 2021

 #1 SAVE YOUR TEARS - The Weeknd & Ariana Grande

As of May 28, 2021

TW - Song Title - Artist - LW

1. Save Your Tears (remix & single) - The Weeknd & Ariana Grande - 1
2. Chosen Family - Rina Sawayama & Elton John - 2
3. Mr. Perfectly Fine (Taylor's Version) - Taylor Swift - 3
4. Leave The Door Open - Silk Sonic - 4
5. Bad Girl - Daya - 6
6. All I Know So Far - Pink - 9
7. Follow You - Imagine Dragons - 7
8. Deja Vu - Olivia Rodrigo - 10
9. Second Element - Blackmore's Night - 5
10. Electricity - Katy Perry - 17
11. Medicine at Midnight - Foo Fighters - 12
12. Higher Power - Coldplay - 15
13. Better Now - Serena Ryder - 14
14. Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home) - Elle King & Miranda Lambert - 8
15. Can't Look Back - Mat Kearney - 11
16. Run - OneRepublic - NEW
17. Heaven Down Here - Mickey Guyton - 13
18. Good 4 U - Olivia Rodrigo - NEW
19. Kiss - IMY2 - NEW
20. Racist, Sexist Boy - The Linda Lindas - NEW

CHART NOTES

Four songs make their debut this week. They include the latest by OneRepublic, "Run" and Olivia Rodrigo's third single, "Good 4 U." "Run" is the high debut of the week starting at #16 and "Good 4 U" lists at #18. Bringing up positions #19 and #20 are two indie songs, both from YouTube.

Olivia Rodrigo has the #1 Billboard Hot 100 song "Good 4 U" @ #18 here.



The first at #19 is by IMY2, who have made a name for themselves by covering a whole variety of cover songs on the video streaming service for the past few years. They've also released about a dozen original songs. "Kiss" is IMY2's second single to chart on Mel's Current Top 20, the first being "Breakfast in Bed" which peaked at #8 earlier this year. "Kiss" has a good pop/reggae vibe to it and could become IMY2's breakout success.

IMY2 - "Kiss" @ #19



The last of the debut songs at #20 is by a kid's rock band who have tackled a sensitive topic with their original composition. "Racist, Sexist Boy" is a raw punk rock song filmed at a library by the kid group The Linda Lindas. All I can say about this one is that it's a scorcher! Wow!

The Linda Lindas "Racist, Sexist Boy" @ #20



Elsewhere on the chart, the top 4 records stay the same as they were last week with The Weeknd sticking at #1 for a 4th week with "Save Your Tears" (remix version with Ariana Grande), compiling a 6 week run at #1 if you count the original version of the song that topped this chart earlier in the year.

It looks like Rina Sawayama's "Chosen Family", a duet with Elton John, is stalled at #2. Taylor Swift's "Mr. Perfectly Fine" is mired at #3 for another week, while Silk Sonic holds on to #4 again with their former #1 song "Leave the Door Open."

Katy Perry has the biggest mover with "Electricity" as that song leaps into the Top 10 at #10 from last week's #17 debut.