FearlessRiOT’s Top 20 Songs of the Week! [Dec. 18, 2015]

Can you believe we are THIS close to the end of 2015? I would like to say that time sure has flown, but it doesn’t feel all that accurate this time around; 2015 was a long year. A long, tiresome, politically-correct year. And as it winds down, as does the weekly Top 20 Countdown, evidenced  by the fact that numerous songs are at a stand-still this week, including the entire top three. For the third week in a row, Adele reigns supreme while Drake and Ellie Goulding retain their #2 and #3 spots. Lauren Alaina and Chris Cornell have swapped positions to round out the Top 5.

Elsewhere on the countdown, Bring Me The Horizon has the biggest drop of the week while Justin Bieber, Prince, and Halestorm have the biggest movers, with the latter two cracking the Top 10. As far as countdown debuts go, we have two from hard rock/metal band Stitched Up Heart and country singer Eric Church.

[CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:  December 13th: music superstar and countdown favorite Taylor Swift, Evanecence frontwoman Amy Lee, actor/singer Jamie Foxx, Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge, Mary Poppins’ Dick Van Dyke, actor Steve Buscemi, Wild N’ Out star Emmanuel Hudson, and Hot in Cleveland’s Wendie Malick. December 14th: actress Vanessa Hudgens, All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth, singer Tori Kelly, and Migo’s Offset. December 16th: WWE Superstar Luke Harper, Jessica JonesKrysten Ritter, actor/comedian JB Smoove, Wild N Out star DJ D-Wrek, and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons December 17th: In This Moment frontwoman Maria Brink, American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson, Paramore guitarist Taylor York, actor Nat Wolff, and actress Milla Jovovich. December 18th: WWE Hall of Famers Steve Austin and Trish Stratus, former WWE Champion Rob Van Dam, Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson, pop singer Christina Aguilera, pop singer Sia, actor Brad Pitt, director Steven Speilberg, R&B singer Angie Stone, Once Upon A Time star Josh Dallas, rapper DMX, and Rolling Stones member Keith Richards. December 19th: actor Jake Gyllenhaal, actress Alyssa Milano, actress Cicely Tyson, and actor/model Tyson Beckford.]

Check Out the FearlessRiOT Top 20 Music Countdown for the week of December 18th, 2015!

BONUS SONG – #1 This Week A Year Ago: Ed Sheeran “Don’t”.

#20. Demi Lovato “Confident”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #20, 2nd WEEK]

#19. Sam Hunt “Break Up In A Small Town”
[DOWN 2, PEAK: #17, 3rd WEEK]

#18. Eric Church “Mr. Misunderstood”
[DEBUT, PEAK: #18, 1st WEEK]

#17. Justin Bieber “Sorry”
[UP 2, PEAK: #17, 2nd WEEK]

#16. Stitched Up Heart “Finally Free”
[DEBUT, PEAK: #18, 1st WEEK]

#15. The Struts “Could Have Been Me”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #15, 3rd WEEK]

#14. Selena Gomez “Same Old Love”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #14, 4th WEEK]

#13. Bring Me The Horizon “Throne”
[DOWN 4, PEAK: #1, 11th WEEK]

#12. Pop Evil “Footsteps”
[UP 1, PEAK: #12, 6th WEEK]

#11. Taylor Swift “Wildest Dreams”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #1, 13th WEEK]

#10. Prince “1,000 X’s and O’s”
[UP 2, PEAK: #10, 7th WEEK]
(Song not available online.)

#9. Halestorm “I Am The Fire”
[UP 2, PEAK: #9, 5th WEEK]

#8. Alessia Cara “Here”
[DOWN 2, PEAK: #1, 17th WEEK]

#7. The Girl and the Dreamcatcher “Written in the Stars”
[UP 1, PEAK: #7, 8th WEEK]

#6. JoJo “When Love Hurts”
[UP 1, PEAK: #6, 12th WEEK]

#5. Lauren Alaina “Next Boyfriend”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #2, 13th WEEK]

#4. Chris Cornell “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart”
[UP 1, PEAK: #4, 9th WEEK]

#3. Ellie Goulding “On My Mind”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #1, 13th Week]

#2. Drake “Hotline Bling”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #2, 9th WEEK]

#1. Adele “Hello”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #1, 8th WEEK]

Top 20 - 12-18-15

Countdown Contenders to Watch For:
+ Chris Stapleton “Tennessee Whiskey”
+ J. Cole “No Role Modelz”
+ Kelsea Ballerini “Dibs”
+ Kendrick Lamar “These Walls”
+ Lacey Sturm “Impossible”
+ Maddie & Tae “Shut Up and Fish”
Missy Elliott featuring Pharrell Williams “WTF (Where They From)”
+ Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “I Know What You Did Last Summer”
+ Tinashe “Player”
+ Tyrese “Shame”

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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