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Freaky Fly Bry's Top 100 - September 22, 2019

Kygo and Whitney take a "Higher" #1

This week, we have a new #1. This cover of Steve Winwood's 1986 classic "Higher Love", originally recorded by the late Whitney Houston in 1990 for a rare Japanese release of her "I'm Your Baby Tonight" album, and newly remixed by Norwegian EDM DJ Kygo, the first chart-topper for both artists. In Whitney's case, it caps off over 20 years of waiting for her first #1 since "When You Believe" peaked at #7 on my first chart back in 1999. This makes her the second artist, following the Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan, to top my chart posthumously; she did this earlier in the year with two #1's from their final album "In The End".

Don't call them angels: new Charlie's Angels theme enters in the top 5

When a collaboration between three of the biggest female artists around, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey, was announced as the lead single from the new "Charlie's Angels" soundtrack, I was intrigued. Sure enough, it didn't disappoint, and "Don't Call Me Angel" is this week's highest new entry all the way up at #5. It is already Lana's highest chart placing though several singles from the "Born To Die" and related eras made my top 30, Miley's third top 5 and Ariana's 10th top 5.

Louis gives One Direction members at least one top 10 hit each

After narrowly missing the top 10 with "Miss You" and "Two Of Us", Louis Tomlinson leaps 22-6 with his latest, the Oasis-esque "Kill My Mind". This puts him in the same company as his One Direction bandmates, as now all five have reached my top 10 at least once. Only Harry and Niall have multiple top 10 hits so far, with three each, and in each case one #1. Will Louis become the third One Direction member to reach #1?

It's never too late: O-Town and Springsteen end lengthy top 10 droughts

The last time O-Town was in the top 10 was August 26, 2001 with "All Or Nothing", and the last time Bruce Springsteen was top 10 was October 6, 2002 with "The Rising". This week, after 18 and 17 years respectively, both dramatically different artists have finally returned to the top 10, with "Off" and "I'll Stand By You" respectively.

Movers and shakers: 21-40 edition

Steve Aoki's collaboration with the Backstreet Boys, "Let It Be Me", rises 36-22, the first Post Malone song I've liked enough to chart, "Circles", rises 35-24, BBMak's follow-up to their former #1 "Bullet Train", "So Far Away", is right above it moving 31-27, and Incubus's return, the indie anthem "Into The summer", rises 46-31.

Nostalgia always wins: Through the decades (The 90's Edition)

Hootie & the Blowfish return for the first time in thirteen years as "Rollin'" rolls onto the chart at #32. It's their comeback single following a successful country music career for lead singer Darius Rucker. Texas trio Fastball enters at #50 with "The Girl You Pretended To Be", their first appearance since 2017's top 10 hit "I Will Never Let You Down", and Mandy Moore makes a comeback after mostly doing acting with "When I Wasn't Watching" at #53. Also debuting are Usher, lending vocals to the DJ Black Coffee, and Third Eye Blind.

Nostalgia always wins: Through the decades (The 80's Edition)

Who else is back? Well, the chart has been Rickrolled as Rick Astley lands at #63 with "Every One Of Us". New songs by Simply Red and the Pet Shop Boys, joined by Years & Years, also debut.

Nostalgia always wins: Through the decades (The 60's-70's Edition)

We've gone back this far... why not go back even further? Proving a great song has no age limit, icons of classic rock Ringo Starr (age 79) and The Who (Roger Daltrey is 75) both debut with the lead singles from their forthcoming albums. As a further connection, Ringo's son, Zak Starkey, has been the touring drummer for The Who since 1996!

Okay, so there are some younger artists in there too...

Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt's latest, "Black & Blue", lands at #55 and hopes to carry on her recent hit streak which has included two top 10's. Meghan Trainor takes her "Genetics" to #90, up and coming Canadian singer Ryland James debuts at #91 and, surprisingly, Halsey enters at #92 with "Graveyard"! This is her first appearance in over two years, as I have hated much of her stuff in this time.

R.I.P. Eddie Money and Ric Ocasek

The classic rock world was recently saddened by the loss of two of its greatest names. Last Friday, Eddie Money passed away at age 70, followed by The Cars' lead singer Ric Ocasek on Sunday at age 75. While both artists had their prime in the 70's and 80's, before my chart's era, both did see some success in my chart's era. Ric Ocasek did lead vocals on The Cars' reunion single "Sad Song", which made my top 20 in 2011, while Eddie Money hit #17 earlier this year with his first new single in over a decade, "Brand New Day". Additionally, Tim McGraw is currently charting with a cover of The Cars' biggest hit, "Drive". I will always remember the contributions both of these fine men did to music, and may they rock on in rock and roll heaven.

Freaky Fly Bry's Top 100 - September 22, 2019

TWLW2WTitleArtistPeakWeeks on
123Higher LoveKygo feat. Whitney Houston112
2116Teeth5 Seconds Of Summer15
348LoverTaylor Swift35
431Can't Help Me NowRob Thomas17
5NEW-Don't Call Me AngelAriana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey51
62251Kill My MindLouis Tomlinson63
755I'll Be Back SomedayTegan & Sara58
962You Need To Calm DownTaylor Swift114
102155I'll Stand By YouBruce Springsteen104
1184BlowEd Sheeran, Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars111
1277Only HumanJonas Brothers79
1399If I Don'tHayley Orrantia912
14106Never ThereSum 41614
151212Sun Shines GraySteve Perry128
161310What If I Never Get Over YouLady Antebellum118
171411(I'm Gonna) Love Me AgainElton John & Taron Egerton118
181513Lie To MeLaura Marano1313
191617OMGGryffin feat. Carly Rae Jepsen167
201722TonightAlice Chater177
2236-Let It Be MeSteve Aoki & Backstreet Boys222
231815All The Queen's HorsesShakespear's Sister317
243556CirclesPost Malone243
251914All The TimeZara Larsson1112
262018Small TalkKaty Perry187
273137So Far AwayBBMak275
282319Bullet TrainBBMak120
292421Too MuchCarly Rae Jepsen618
303954TornAva Max304
314677Into The SummerIncubus314
32NEW-Rollin'Hootie & the Blowfish321
334050Harlequin RomanceCourage My Love335
343841Never Too LateElton John3410
3537442 Become 1Emma Bunton feat. Robbie Williams359
362927When The Night MovesTyler Hilton feat. Kate Voegele135
372825MaryTeenage Wrist719
383028Wake Me When It's OverThe Cranberries127
392620The Way I FeelKeane715
414243Both Sides NowBelinda Carlisle418
422731Tell Me When It's OverSheryl Crow feat. Chris Stapleton276
434853Queen Of The NightHey Violet436
444952IndestructibleGoo Goo Dolls446
455669Without YouJohn Newman & Nina Nesbitt453
466079ArmageddonArt Of Dying464
475771Slow DanceAJ Mitchell feat. Ava Max475
486483All I NeedMichael Schulte484
494745TakeawayThe Chainsmokers & Illenium feat. Lennon Stella458
50NEW-The Girl You Pretended To BeFastball501
51NEW-What's My NameRingo Starr511
52NEW-Ball And ChainThe Who521
53NEW-When I Wasn't WatchingMandy Moore531
546180Don't GoOrchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark544
55NEW-Black & BlueNina Nesbitt551
566586I'll Be ThereWalk Off The Earth564
5767-Carry Me AwayJohn Mayer572
5868-Really Don't Like UTove Lo feat. Kylie Minogue582
5988-Plan For MeManafest592
6089-What Could've BeenGone West602
6194-The End Of The GameWeezer612
6283-I Think Of HomeSnow Patrol622
63NEW-Every One Of UsRick Astley631
643229Look AwayStephen Puth2912
653324Hurt For LongIn Real Life2310
663430Someone You LovedLewis Capaldi309
676273Let Love ReignRobbie Robertson625
687084What It TakesAdelitas Way684
6973-When She Finds YouShakespear's Sister feat. Richard Hawley692
7074-DriveTim McGraw702
715882WarmCharli XCX feat. Haim583
727593Milky WayNeil Young & Crazy Horse723
738261Somebody Like YouOwen Barney feat. Alyssa Reid538
744326Never Really OverKaty Perry116
754435Right As RainCollective Soul521
764542NobodyCasting Crowns feat. Matthew West4210
775038AnxietyAnna Clendening1919
795234Sweet LoveKiesza1113
8084-I WishHayley Kiyoko802
8187-El Camino Del PerdonGino Vannelli feat. Alejandro Lerner812
8286-TouchThe Trews822
8385-Homecoming Queen?Kelsea Ballerini832
8490-World's On FireMike Shinoda842
8692-VoicesBig Wreck862
8795-Dear Future Self (Hands Up)Fall Out Boy feat. Wyclef Jean872
88NEW-DreamlandPet Shop Boys feat. Years & Years881
895439ME!Taylor Swift feat. Brendon Urie121
90NEW-GeneticsMeghan Trainor901
91NEW-In My HeadRyland James911
9396-Father Of All...Green Day932
94NEW-LaLaLaBlack Coffee feat. Usher941
95NEW-BadBootzSimply Red951
96NEW-Walk Like KingsThird Eye Blind961
976374Wild BlueHunter Hayes635
997291Way Too Pretty For PrisonMiranda Lambert723
10093-Do You Miss Me MuchCraig David932
Falling off:
-5336Lead Me OnLouise2210
-5540In My BedSabrina Carpenter4011
-5949SuckerJonas Brothers128
-6976The BonesMaren Morris694
-7185White RosesGreyson Chance713
-7647Dancing With NobodyAustin Mahone1213
-7748If I Can't Have YouShawn Mendes119
-7857Help Me NowKevin McHale578
-7958F**k, I'm LonelyLauv feat. Anne-Marie586
-8059Thinking Of YouSimply Red594
-8160Fly Like An EagleStereophonics604
-9787ParalyzedDavid Archuleta873
-988817Julia Michaels883
-9989Bad Woman BluesBeth Hart892
-10090Trust IssuesAstrid S902

Chart Flashback: September 21, 2008

1 (4) Christina Aguilera - Keeps Gettin' Better
2 (1) 3 Doors Down - Let Me Be Myself
3 (2) Kate Voegele - Lift Me Up
4 (3) Michelle Branch - Together
5 (6) Shinedown - Second Chance
6 (5) Natasha Bedingfield - Angel
7 (7) Pink - So What
8 (8) Artists Stand Up To Cancer - Just Stand Up
9 (9) Katy Perry - Hot N Cold
10 (36) Eva Avila - Give Me The Music

Notable movers:
13 (17) Anastacia - I Can Feel You
14 (18) Oasis - The Shock Of The Lightning
17 (22) Lifehouse - Broken
20 (27) Maroon 5 - Goodnight Goodnight
21 (24) Simple Plan - Save You
24 (33) Hinder - Without You
30 (31) Brandy - Right Here (Departed)
31 (32) Metro Station - Seventeen Forever
32 (35) Fall Out Boy - I Don't Care
33 (39) Amber & Zelma Davis - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
35 (37) Saving Abel - 18 Days
38 (40) Jewel - I Do
39 (50) Sarah McLachlan - U Want Me 2
40 (59) Goo Goo Dolls - Real
44 (57) Jesse McCartney - It's Over
45 (58) Gavin DeGraw - Cheated On Me
57 (66) AC/DC - Rock 'N Roll Train
59 (68) Metallica - The Day That Never Comes
66 (92) Keane - The Lovers Are Losing
70 (89) Kreesha Turner - Shattered
71 (90) Ne-Yo - Miss Independent
72 (96) Snow Patrol - Take Back The City
79 (95) Kate Ryan - Ella, Elle L'a
80 (97) Panic! At The Disco - Northern Downpour

78. Girls Aloud - The Promise
88. Theory Of A Deadman - Not Meant To Be
93. Deborah Cox - Beautiful U R
94. Kid Rock - Roll On
95. Chris Brown feat. Keri Hilson - Superhuman
97. Alicia Keys & Jack White - Another Way To Die
98. Jessica Simpson - Remember That
99. Queen + Paul Rodgers - C-Lebrity
100. Estelle feat. Sean Paul - Come Over


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