FearlessRiOT’s Top 20 Songs of the Week! [1/15/16]

Between the deaths of rock icon David Bowie and beloved actor Alan Rickman, it has been a rough week in show business; I just wanted to start this edition of the Top 20 Countdown with an R.I.P. to both men and a “Thank You” for their influence in their respective fields. As for this week’s Top 20 Countdown, it looks like a good day for Dove Cameron; not only is today her 20th birthday, but the Disney Channel star notches her very first #1 song as a part of The Girl and The Dreamcatcher with “Written in the Stars”; this sends Drake‘s “Hotline Bling” to the #2 spot after a couple of weeks on top. Meanwhile, “Here” from Alessia Cara looks poised to do what “Fly” by Maddie & Tae did last year by hanging around the Top 20 as long as it can because on it’s 21st week, it sits still at #3. Rounding out the Top 5 are Pop Evil with “Footsteps (Go Higher)” and Adele with “Hello”. (Speaking of Adele, I hope you all  have seen this by now; Nicki Minaj has.) Elsewhere on the countdown, Lauren Alaina rebounds back into the Top 10 after the music video for “Next Boyfriend” premiered this past Tuesday while Selena Gomez cracks the Top 10. Fall Out Boy & Demi Lovato have the biggest mover, JoJo has the biggest dropper, and we have three countdown debuts from TinasheMaddie & Tae, and Taylor Swift.

January 10th: Rod Stewart (rock singer), Tamina Snuka (WWE Diva), Pat Benatar (rock singer), George Foreman (former boxer), Brent Smith (Shinedown vocalist), and Christopher Smith (a.k.a. “Daddy Mac” from Kris Kross). January 11th: Mary J. Blige (The Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul), Cody Simpson (Australian pop singer), LunchMoney Lewis (rapper), Naomi Judd (country singer), Abdullah the Butcher (pro wrestler), and Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away With Murder star). January 12th: Zayn Malik (former One Direction vocalist), Naya Rivera (former Glee star), Ella Henderson (British pop singer), Pixie Lott (British pop singer), Rob Zombie (metal musician and horror director), Kirstie Alley (former Cheers star), Amerie (R&B singer), Georgia May Jagger (model), and Luna Vachon (late former WWE star). January 13th: Liam Hemsworth (Hunger Games star), Orlando Bloom (movie actor), Patrick Dempsey (former Grey’s Anatomy star), Beau Mirchoff (Awkward. Star), Trace Adkins (country music star), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Emmy-winning Veep star), and Shonda Rhimes (showrunner of Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and How to Get Away With Murder). January 14th: Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters vocalist), LL Cool J (rapper and NCIS star), Dan Schneider (showrunner for most of Nickelodeon’s successful live-action programs), Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon vocalist), Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society vocalist), and “Hackshaw” Jim Duggan (WWE Hall of Famer). January 15th: Dove Cameron (star of Disney Channel’s Liv & Maddie and The Girl and The Dreamcatcher vocalist), Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (late civil rights leader), Skrillex (EDM artist), Barbie Blank (a.k.a. former WWE Diva Kelly Kelly), Regina King (actress), Shane McMahon (former WWE star), and Nicole Matthews (SHIMMER Wrestling star). January 16th: Aaliyah (late R&B singer), FKA Twigs (rising pop singer), and Sade (R&B singer).

Check out the FearlessRiOT Top 20 Music Countdown for the week of January 14, 2016!

BONUS SONG – #1 This Week A Year Ago:
Taylor Swift “Blank Space”

#20. Tinashe “Player”
[DEBUT, PEAK: #20, 1st WEEK]

#19. Maddie & Tae “Shut Up and Fish”
[DEBUT, PEAK: #19, 1st WEEK]

#18. Taylor Swift “Out of the Woods”
[DEBUT, PEAK: #18, 2nd WEEK]

#17. twenty one pilots “Stressed Out”
[UP 3, PEAK: #17, 2nd WEEK]

#16. JoJo “When Love Hurts”
[DOWN 8, PEAK: #4, 16th WEEK]

#15. Chris Cornell “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart”
[DOWN 6, PEAK: #4, 13th WEEK]

#14. Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “I Know What You Did Last Summer”
[UP 1, PEAK: #14, 4th WEEK]

#13. Fall Out Boy featuring Demi Lovato “Irresistible”
[UP 5, PEAK: #13, 2nd WEEK]

#12. The Struts “Could Have Been Me”
[UP 2, PEAK: #12, 7th WEEK]

#11. Justin Bieber “Sorry”
[UP 2, PEAK: #11, 6th WEEK]

#10. Selena Gomez “Same Old Love”
[UP 1, PEAK: #10, 8th WEEK]

#9. Lauren Alaina “Next Boyfriend”
[UP 3, PEAK: #2, 17th WEEK]

#8. Stitched Up Heart “Finally Free”
[UP 2, PEAK: #8, 5th WEEK]

#7. Ellie Goulding “On My Mind”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #1, 17th Week]

#6. Halestorm “I Am The Fire”
[UP 1, PEAK: #6, 9th WEEK]

#5. Adele “Hello”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #1, 12th WEEK]

#4. Pop Evil “Footsteps”
[UP 1, PEAK: #4, 10th WEEK]

#3. Alessia Cara “Here”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #1, 21st WEEK]

#2. Drake “Hotline Bling”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #1, 13th WEEK]

#1. The Girl and the Dreamcatcher “Written in the Stars”
[UP 1, PEAK: #1, 12th WEEK]

1-15-16

Countdown Contenders to Watch For:
+ Adele “When We Were Young”
+ Chris Stapleton “Tennessee Whiskey”
+ David Bowie “Lazarus”
+ JoJo “Save My Soul”
+ Kacey Musgraves “Dime Store Cowgirl”
+ Kendrick Lamar “These Walls”
+ Lacey Sturm “Impossible”
Missy Elliott featuring Pharrell Williams “WTF (Where They From)”
+ Pop Evil “Way to Get High”
+ 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 into the new year!

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