Billboard Hot Rock Songs – Week of May 19, 2018

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Each week, I check out the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart, and then I rearrange the top 25 based on my estimation of their quality. I used to rank all of the top 25, now I just rank the cream of the crop.

Original Version
1. Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
2. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
3. Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
4. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
5. Bad Wolves – “Zombie”
6. Foster the People – “Sit Next to Me”
7. Alice Merton – “No Roots”
8. Panic! at the Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”
9. Florence + the Machine – “Hunger”
10. lovelytheband – “Broken”
11. Shinedown – “Devil”
12. Five Finger Death Punch – “Gone Away”
13. Godsmack – “Bulletproof”
14. Vance Joy – “Saturday Sun”
15. Muse – “Thought Contagion”
16. Two Feet – “I Feel Like I’m Drowning”
17. Portugal. The Man – “Live in the Moment”
18. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – “You Worry Me”
19. Sir Sly – “&Run”
20. 30 Seconds to Mars – “Dangerous Night”
21. AWOLNATION – “Handyman”
22. Three Days Grace – “The Mountain”
23. Five Finger Death Punch – “Sham Pain”
24. Florence + the Machine – “Sky Full of Song”
25. Guns N’ Roses – “Shadow of Your Love”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. No Roots
2. Feel It Still
3. You Worry Me
4. I Feel Like I’m Drowning
5. Live in the Moment
6. &Run
7. Sky Full of Song
8. Hunger
9. Thought Contagion
10. Handyman

Billboard Hot Rock Songs – Week of May 5, 2018

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Each week, I check out the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart, and then I rearrange the top 25 based on my estimation of their quality. I used to rank all of the top 25, now I just rank the cream of the crop.

Original Version
1. Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
2. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
3. Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
4. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
5. Bad Wolves – “Zombie”
6. Foster the People – “Sit Next to Me”
7. Alice Merton – “No Roots”
8. Panic! at the Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”
9. lovelytheband – “Broken”
10. Five Finger Death Punch – “Gone Away”
11. Portugal. The Man – “Live in the Moment”
12. Godsmack – “Bulletproof”
13. Vance Joy – “Saturday Sun”
14. Muse – “Thought Contagion”
15. Two Feet – “I Feel Like I’m Drowning”
16. Shinedown – “Devil”
17. Coldplay – “A Sky Full of Stars”
18. 30 Seconds to Mars – “Dangerous Night”
19. Sir Sly – “&Run”
20. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – “You Worry Me”
21. Three Days Grace – “The Mountain”
22. AWOLNATION – “Handyman”
23. Breaking Benjamin – “Red Cold River”
24. The Score – “Unstoppable”
25. Florence + the Machine – “Sky Full of Song”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. No Roots
2. Feel It Still
3. You Worry Me
4. I Feel Like I’m Drowning
5. Live in the Moment
6. Sky Full of Song
7. &Run
8. Thought Contagion
9. Handyman

Billboard Hot Rock Songs – Week of April 28, 2018

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Each week, I check out the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart, and then I rearrange the top 25 based on my estimation of their quality. I used to rank all 25, now I just rank the cream of the crop.

Original Version
1. Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
2. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
3. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
4. Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
5. Bad Wolves – “Zombie”
6. Foster the People – “Sit Next to Me”
7. Alice Merton – “No Roots”
8. Panic! at the Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”
9. Florence + the Machine – “Sky Full of Song”
10. lovelytheband – “Broken”
11. Five Finger Death Punch – “Gone Away”
12. Portugal. The Man – “Live in the Moment”
13. Godsmack – “Bulletproof”
14. Breaking Benjamin – “Red Cold River”
15. Elton John – “Rocket Man”
16. Ghost – “Rats”
17. Muse – “Thought Contagion”
18. Vance Joy – “Saturday Sun”
19. Shinedown – “Devil”
20. Two Feet – “I Feel Like I’m Drowning”
21. Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Dangerous Night”
22. Three Days Grace – “The Mountain”
23. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – “You Worry Me”
24. Sir Sly – “&Run”
25. Breaking Benjamin – “Torn in Two”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. No Roots
2. Feel It Still
3. You Worry Me
4. I Feel Like I’m Drowning
5. Rocket Man
6. Live in the Moment
7. Sky Full of Song
8. &Run
9. Thought Contagion

Billboard Hot Rock Songs – Week of April 14, 2018

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Each week, I check out the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart, and then I rearrange the top 25 based on my estimation of their quality. I used to rank all 25, now I just rank the cream of the crop.

Original Version
1. Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
2. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
3. Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
4. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
5. Bad Wolves – “Zombie”
6. Foster the People – “Sit Next to Me”
7. Alice Merton – “No Roots”
8. Panic! at the Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”
9. Walk the Moon – “One Foot”
10. Five Finger Death Punch – “Gone Away”
11. lovelytheband – “Broken”
12. Portugal. The Man – “Live in the Moment”
13. Fleetwood Mac – “Dreams”
14. Muse – “Thought Contagion”
15. Panic! at the Disco – “(Fuck a) Silver Lining”
16. James Bay – “Wild Love”
17. Godsmack – “Bulletproof”
18. Three Days Grace – “The Mountain”
19. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – “You Worry Me”
20. Shinedown – “Devil”
21. Vance Joy – “Saturday Sun”
22. Breaking Benjamin – “Red Cold River”
23. Two Feet – “I Feel Like I’m Drowning”
24. Imagine Dragons – “Next to Me”
25. Dethklok – “Awaken”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. No Roots
2. Feel It Still
3. You Worry Me
4. I Feel Like I’m Drowning
5. Wild Love
6. Live in the Moment
7. Dreams
8. Thought Contagion

Billboard Hot Rock Songs – Week of April 7, 2018

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Each week, I check out the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart, and then I rearrange the top 25 based on my estimation of their quality. I used to rank all 25, now I just rank the cream of the crop.

Original Version
1. Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
2. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
3. Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
4. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
5. Panic! at the Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”
6. Bad Wolves – “Zombie”
7. Foster the People – “Sit Next to Me”
8. Alice Merton – “No Roots”
9. Walk the Moon – “One Foot”
10. Panic! at the Disco – “(Fuck a) Silver Lining”
11. Five Finger Death Punch – “Gone Away”
12. lonelytheband – “Broken”
13. Portugal. The Man – “Live in the Moment”
14. Fleetwood Mac – “Dreams”
15. James Bay – “Wild Love”
16. Muse – “Thought Contagion”
17. Three Days Grace – “The Mountain”
18. Breaking Benjamin – “Red Cold River”
19. Two Feet – “I Feel Like I’m Drowning”
20. NEEDTOBREATHE – “Bridges Burn”
21. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – “You Worry Me”
22. Shinedown – “Devil”
23. Imagine Dragons – “Next to Me”
24. The Killer – “Run for Cover”
25. Godsmack – “Bulletproof”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. No Roots
2. Feel It Still
3. You Worry Me
4. I Feel Like I’m Drowning
5. Wild Love
6. Live in the Moment
7. Dreams
8. Run for Cover
9. Thought Contagion

Billboard Hot Rock Songs – Week of March 31, 2018

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Each week, I check out the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart, and then I rearrange the top 25 based on my estimation of their quality. I used to rank all 25, now I just rank the cream of the crop.

Original Version
1. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
2. Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
3. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
4. Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
5. Bad Wolves – “Zombie”
6. Foster the People – “Sit Next to Me”
7. Alice Merton – “No Roots”
8. Walk the Moon – “One Foot”
9. Five Finger Death Punch – “Gone Away”
10. Portugal. The Man – “Live in the Moment”
11. lonelytheband – “Broken”
12. Panic! at the Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”
13. Imagine Dragons – “Next to Me”
14. James Bay – “Wild Love”
15. Muse – “Thought Contagion”
16. Blonde Redhead – “For the Damaged Coda”
17. Three Days Grace – “The Mountain”
18. Shinedown – “Devil”
19. Breaking Benjamin – “Red Cold River”
20. The Killers – “Run for Cover”
21. Two Feet – “I Feel Like I’m Drowning”
22. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – “You Worry Me”
23. Godsmack – “Bulletproof”
24. Vance Joy – “Saturday Sun”
25. Panic! at the Disco – “(Fuck a) Silver Lining”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. No Roots
2. Feel It Still
3. You Worry Me
4. I Feel Like I’m Drowning
5. Wild Love
6. Live in the Moment
7. For the Damaged Coda
8. Run for Cover
9. Thought Contagion

Billboard Hot Rock Songs – Week of March 24, 2018

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Each week, I check out the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart, and then I rearrange the top 25 based on my estimation of their quality. I used to rank all 25, now I just rank the cream of the crop.

Original Version
1. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
2. Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
3. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
4. Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
5. Bad Wolves – “Zombie”
6. Foster the People – “Sit Next to Me”
7. Alice Merton – “No Roots”
8. Walk the Moon – “One Foot”
9. Shinedown – “Devil”
10. Imagine Dragons – “Next to Me”
11. Five Finger Death Punch – “Gone Away”
12. Portugal. The Man – “Live in the Moment”
13. lovelytheband – “Broken”
14. Three Days Grace – “The Mountain”
15. James Bay – “Wild Love”
16. The Band of Heathens – “Hurricane”
17. James Bay – “Pink Lemonade”
18. Muse – “Thought Contagion”
19. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – “You Worry Me”
20. Breaking Benjamin – “Red Cold River”
21. The Killers – “Run for Cover”
22. Godsmack – “Bulletproof”
23. Two Feet – “I Feel Like I’m Drowning”
24. Vance Joy – “Saturday Sun”
25. Greta van Fleet – “Safari Song”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. No Roots
2. Feel It Still
3. You Worry Me
4. I Feel Like I’m Drowning
5. Wild Love
6. Pink Lemonade
7. Hurricane
8. Live in the Moment
9. Safari Song
10. Run for Cover
11. Thought Contagion

Best Songs of 2017

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It’s early March, so it must be time for me to post my list of the best singles of the past year!

1. Tove Lo – “Disco Tits” – A woman doesn’t have to be modest to earn respect, and don’t Tove Lo know it.
2. Kesha – “Praying” – The gospel-tinged anthem we all need right now.
3. Lorde – “Green Light” – If you’re looking for euphoria, Lorde has you covered.
4. Jain – “Makeba” – This guaranteed toe-tapper/hip-spinner was technically released in 2016, but while it may have taken off in Jain’s native France that year, it didn’t really hit in the U.S. until that Levi’s commercial debuted in late 2017.
5. Marian Hill – “Down” – A deceptively simple piano-driven trip-hop jam from this Philadelphia duo.
6. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Cut to the Feeling” – We all need to just follow the Tao of Carly.
7. St. Vincent – “Los Ageless” – St. Vincent is still the master of combining genuine chops with super scuzzy distortion.
8. Beck – “Up All Night” – Put this track on if your house party’s tunes are bringing everyone down.
9. Miley Cyrus – “Younger Now” – Is this what agelessness feels like?
10. Dua Lipa – “New Rules” – Dua Lipa’s anthem attempt = anthem success!
11. Miguel – “Told You So” – If there is one singer above all others belting out tunes right now about whom I would say, “You’ve got to listen to what they’re saying,” it’s gotta be Miguel.
12. Alice Merton – “No Roots” – There may be no roots to Alice Merton’s disposition, but there plenty of roots, powerful ones at that, to her musical influences.
13. Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” – This song makes me sweaty. But it’s the sweat of passion, so I don’t feel gross.
14. Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay” – Zedd is the kind of DJ so skilled at bottling up those moments you don’t want to let slip away.
15. Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, and Big Sean – “Feels” – Just some tropical vibes to get you by.
16. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still” – The sort of generational rock song with lyrics that might mean something profound or nothing at all.
17. Katy Perry ft. Ziggy Marley – “Chained to the Rhythm” – Direct, but also pointed and bopping.
18. The Killers – “The Man” – One thing we can count in this life is songs entitled “The Man” being silly but also kind of anthemic.

Billboard Hot Rock Songs – Week of February 24, 2018

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Each week, I check out the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart, and then I rearrange the top 25 based on my estimation of their quality. I used to rank all 25, now I just rank the cream of the crop.

Original Version
1. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
2. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
3. Imagine Dragons -“Believer”
4. Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
5. Walk the Moon – “One Foot”
6. Disturbed – “The Sound of Silence”
7. Alice Merton – “No Roots”
8. Foster the People – “Sit Next to Me”
9. 30 Seconds to Mars – “Walk on Water”
10. Theory of a Deadman – “Rx (Medicate)”
11. James Bay – “Wild Love”
12. Portugal. The Man – “Live in the Moment”
13. Fall Out Boy – “Hold Me Tight or Don’t
14. Five Finger Death Punch – “Gone Away”
15. Bad Wolves – “Zombie”
16. Beck – “Up All Night”
17. Coldplay – “Paradise”
18. Bishop Briggs – “Never Tear Us Apart”
19. lovelytheband – “Broken”
20. Coldplay – “Fix You”
21. Coldplay – “O”
22. Papa Roach – “Born for Greatness”
23. John Lennon – “Imagine”
24. Breaking Benjamin – “Red Cold River”
25. The Killers – “All These Things That I’ve Done”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. No Roots
2. Up All Night
3. Imagine
4. Feel It Still
5. All These Things That I’ve Done
6. Wild Love
7. Never Tear Us Apart
8. Paradise
9. Fix You
10. Live in the Moment

Billboard Hot Rock Songs – Week of January 13, 2018

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Each week, I check out the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart, and then I rearrange the top 25 based on my estimation of their quality. I used to rank all 25, now I just rank the cream of the crop.

Original Version
1. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
2. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
3. Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
4. Walk the Moon – “One Foot”
5. Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
6. 30 Seconds to Mars – “Walk on Water”
7. Alice Merton – “No Roots”
8. Theory of a Deadman – “(Rx) Medicate”
9. Imagine Dragons & Khalid – “Thunder”/”Young Drumb & Broke” (Medley)
10. Beck – “Up All Night”
11. Bastille – “World Gone Mad”
12. Portugal. The Man – “Live in the Moment”
13. Foster the People – “Sit Next to Me”
14. Five Finger Death Punch – “Gone Away”
15. Foo Fighters – “The Sky is a Neighborhood”
16. Vance Joy – “Lay It on Me”
17. U2 – “You’re the Best Thing About Me”
18. Linkin Park – “One More Light”
19. Royal Blood – “I Only Lie When I Love You”
20. Weezer – “Happy Hour”
21. Greta van Fleet – “Highway Tune”
22. Skillet – “The Resistance”
23. Fall Out Boy – “Hold Me Tight or Don’t”
24. Gary Clark Jr. – “Come Together”
25. Nothing More – “Go to War”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. No Roots
2. Up All Night
3. Feel It Still
4. Highway Tune
5. The Sky is a Neighborhood
6. Live in the Moment
7. I Only Lie When I Love You
8. World Gone Mad
9. You’re the Best Thing About Me
10. Come Together
11. Happy Hour
12. Lay It on Me

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