FearlessRiOT’s Top 20 Songs of the Week! [July 3rd, 2015]

A little backstory: in 2008, I began keeping track of the 20 songs I listened to the most in a given week. I’ve kept this going every week since; A grand total of seven years I’ve been doing this and the countdown has evolved in a few ways since. In 2011, I began posting the Top 20 on social media as a way for my followers to know what I’d been listening to this week, as well as maybe let them know about a song they might not have heard, but might enjoy if they gave it a chance. Now the FearlessRiOT Top 20 Music Countdown will become a part of this blog.

These days, the Top 20 is a list of recent songs I enjoy put in order through a combination of 1) How much I’ve listened to the song on either my iPod or a streaming service that week and 2) How often I hear the song on the radio or see the video on television that week. It’s basically my own little Billboard Hot 100, only with a 20 song limit. For example, the top five songs this week belong to girl group Fifth Harmony (“Worth It”), country foursome Little Big Town (“Girl Crush”), rock icon Slash featuring Myles Kennedy (“Bent to Fly”), pop superstar Kelly Clarkson (“Invincible”), and sibling band Echosmith (“Bright”), meaning those were five of my favorite recent songs that I’d heard the most this week. There’s no genre limitations on here because I prefer variety when listening to music; the more variety the better. So without further ado, here’s this week’s Top 20:

BONUS SONG: #1 This Week A Year Ago – Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake “Love Never Felt So Good”

#20. Keith Urban “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” [DEBUT, 1st Week, Peak: #20]

#19. Jidenna featuring Roman GianArthur “Classic Man” [DEBUT, 1st Week, Peak: #19]

#18. Jessica Meuse “Done” [UP 2, 2nd Week, Peak: #18]

#17. Taylor Swift “Style” [UP 2, 16th Week, Peak: #2]

#16. Amaranthe “Drop Dead Cynical” [DOWN 3, 9th Week, Peak: #5]

#15. Kelsea Ballerini “Love Me Like You Mean It” [UP 3, 2nd Week, Peak: #14]

#14. Nicki Minaj featuring Beyoncé “Feeling Myself” [UP 1, 7th Week, Peak: #14]

#13. The Temperance Movement “Take It Back” [DOWN 4, 11th Week, Peak: #9]

#12. ZZ Ward “Love 3x” [UP 2, 3rd Week, Peak: #12]

#11. Fall Out Boy “Uma Thurman” [UP 1, 4th Week, Peak: #21]

#10. Tove Lo “Talking Body” [UP 1, 5th Week, Peak: #10]

#9. Kacey Musgraves “Biscuits” [UP 1, 6th Week, Peak: #9]

#8. Ryn Weaver “OctaHate” [DEBUT, 1st Week, Peak: #20]

#7. Tinashe “All Hands on Deck” [DOWN 1, 11th Week, Peak: #5]

#6. Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood” [UP 2, 6th Week, Peak: #6]

#5. Echosmith “Bright” [DOWN 1, 16th Week, Peak: #1]

#4. Kelly Clarkson “Invincible” [UP 2, 5th Week, Peak: #4]

#3. Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators “Bent to Fly” [DOWN 2, 12th Week, Peak: #1]

#2. Little Big Town “Girl Crush” [NON-MOVER, 13th Week, Peak: #1]

#1. Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink “Worth It” [UP 2, 10th Week, Peak: #1]

Top 20 - 7-3-15

What’s your favorite song right now? Tweet me at @FearlessRiOT or post a comment below. And have a Happy 4th of July Weekend!

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