FearlessRiOT’s Top 20 Songs of the Week! [Nov. 20, 2015]

With only five Top 20 Countdown’s left in 2015 after this week, the music landscape doesn’t seem to be winding down completely. Three artists in the Top 5 this week have released brand new albums so far in November. Ellie Goulding‘s Delirium dropped on November 6th and the lead-off single “On My Mind” is spending it’s second week in a row at #1. Alessia Cara‘s Know-It-All was released last Friday, November 13th, and the lead-off single for that album “Here”, is staying put at #5 this week. And today marks the release of Adele‘s album 25, with the lead-off single “Hello” moving up to #4 this week. Also in the Top 5 are Lauren Alaina‘s “Boyfriend”, which becomes the American Idol star’s 5th Top 2 hit, and “Throne” from Bring Me the Horizon, which sits at #3.

Elsewhere on the countdown, Maddie & Tae‘s “Fly” is still on the countdown at 33 weeks, but looks to be on the verge of leaving the chart. The Girl & the Dreamcatcher and Prince both tie for the biggest mover along with Adele, all moving up three spots while Fifth Harmony has the biggest dropper, moving down four.  Drake and Sevendust crack the Top 10. This week sees debuts from Halestorm and Major Lazer (featuring Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley), as well as the return of “Footsteps” from Pop Evil after being off the chart since September.

[Celebrity Birthdays This Week: November 15th: actress Shailene Woodley, rapper B.o.B, WWE Hall of Famer Randy Savage, Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger, rapper E-40, and model Lily Aldridge. November 16th: actress Lisa Bonet, Halloweentown’s Kimberly J. Brown, comedian Pete Davidson, actress Maggie Gylenhaal, and actress Missi Pyle. November 17th: actress Rachel McAdams, actor Danny DeVito, TV host RuPaul, The Band Perry’s Reid Perry, TV host Rocsi Diaz, and Hanson’s Isaac Hanson. November 18th: iCarly’s Nathan Kress, actor Owen Wilson, rapper Fabolous, comedian Mike Epps, R&B singer Mila J, New Girl’s Damon Wayans Jr., actor Romany Malco, and comedian Nasim Pedrad. November 19th: rapper Tyga, Mom’s Allison Janney, actress Jodie Foster, and late WWE valet Miss Elizabeth. November 20th: 5 Seconds of Summer’s Michael Clifford, Bring Me The Horizon’s Oliver Sykes, rapper Future, country singer Dierks Bentlley, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Ming-Na Wen, actor Joel McHale, and AFI’s Davey Havok.  November 21st: WWE Divas Nikki and Brie Bella, pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen, Hunger Games franchise star Jena Malone, and TV host Micheal Strahan.]

Check out the FearlessRiOT Top 20 Music Countdown for the week of November 13, 2015!

BONUS SONG – #1 This Week A Year Ago: Maddie & Tae “Girl in a Country Song”

#20. Major Lazer featuring Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley “Powerful”
[DEBUT, PEAK: #20, 1st WEEK]

#19. Pop Evil “Footsteps”
[RETURN, PEAK: #19, 2nd WEEK]

#18. Halestorm “I Am The Fire”
[DEBUT, PEAK: #20, 1st WEEK]

#17. Cassadee Pope “I Am Invincible”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #17, 3rd WEEK]

#16. Maddie & Tae “Fly”
[DOWN 3, PEAK: #1, 33rd WEEK]

#15. Prince “1,000 X’s and O’s”
[UP 3, PEAK: #18, 3rd WEEK]
(Song not available online.)

#14. Danielle Bradbery “Friend Zone”
[UP 2, PEAK: #14, 4th WEEK]

#13. Fifth Harmony “I’m in Love With A Monster”
[DOWN 4, PEAK: #2, 13th WEEK]

#12. The Girl and the Dreamcatcher “Written in the Stars”
[UP 3, PEAK: #12, 4th WEEK]

#11. JoJo “When Love Hurts”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #10, 8th WEEK]

#10. Sevendust “Thank You”
[UP 2, PEAK: #10, 7th WEEK]

#9. Drake “Hotline Bling”
[UP 2, PEAK: #9, 5th WEEK]

#8. Florence + The Machine “Ship to Wreck”
[DOWN 2, PEAK: #6, 7th WEEK]

#7. Chris Cornell “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart”
[UP 1, PEAK: #7, 5th WEEK]

#6. Taylor Swift “Wildest Dreams”
[DOWN 2, PEAK: #1, 9th WEEK]

#5. Alessia Cara “Here”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #1, 13th WEEK]

#4. Adele “Hello”
[UP 3, PEAK: #4, 4th WEEK]

#3. Bring Me The Horizon “Throne”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #1, 7th WEEK]

#2. Lauren Alaina “Next Boyfriend”
[UP 1, PEAK: #2, 9th WEEK]

#1. Ellie Goulding “On My Mind”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #1, 9th Week]

Top 20 - 11-20-15

 

Countdown Contenders to Watch For:
+ Carrie Underwood “Smoke Break”
+ Chris Stapleton “Tennessee Whiskey”
+ Demi Lovato “Confident”
+ Jana Kramer “I Got The Boy”
+ Lacey Sturm “Impossible”
Missy Elliott featuring Pharrell Williams “WTF (Where They From)”
+ Stitched Up Heart “Finally Free”
+ The Struts “Could’ve Been Me”
+ Tinashe “Player”

What’s your favorite song right now? Is there a song listed you’d like to suggest for the countdown in the future? Tweet me at @FearlessRiOT or post a comment below, and remember to keep up with the weekly Top 20 every Friday!

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