FearlessRiOT’s Top 20 Songs of the Week! [[Jan. 22, 2016]

“Footsteps (Go Higher)” from Pop Evil was one of the biggest rock songs of 2015, but it kinda broke late on the FearlessRiOT Top 20 Countdown; so late in fact that despite going #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart in October 2015, it is just now taking over the top spot on this Top 20 Countdown in January 2016. In the process, they dethrone  The Girl and The Dreamcatcher (who have a new single on the way) and send “Written in the Stars” down to #2. Also going down to #3 and #4 respectively are Drake and Alessia Cara with their former #1 songs “Hotline Bling” and “Here”. Rounding out the Top 5 is Mixi-led hard rock band Stitched Up Heart with “Finally Free”. Elsewhere on the countdown, Chris Cornell, Ellie Goulding, and Selena Gomez tie for biggest dropper while Fall Out Boy Demi Lovato have the biggest mover, running into the Top 10. The sole countdown debut of the week comes from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.

[Celebrity Birthdays This Week: January 17th: Michelle Obama (First Lady of the United States), Jim Carrey (actor/comedian), Betty White (immortal Golden Girls star), Calvin Harris (DJ/producer), Muhammad Ali (boxer), Dwayne Wade (basketball star), Steve Harvey (comedian), Ray J (R&B singer), Zooey Deschanel (singer and New Girl star), Lil Jon (rapper), Kid Rock (multi-genre singer), James Earl Jones (iconic movie actor/voice), Maury Povich (host of your favorite guilty pleasure, Maury), and Eartha Kitt (late actress). January 18th: Batista (actor and former WWE Champion) Karan Brar (Jessie star), Sarah Gilman (I Didn’t Do It star), Jason Segel (actor), Jonathan Davis (Korn singer), Ted DiBiase (WWE Hall of Famer), and Estelle (R&B singer). January 19th: Dolly Parton (country music icon), R-Truth (WWE Superstar), Tyler Breeze (WWE Superstar), Shawn Wayans (actor/comedian), Janis Joplin (late rock icon), Jodie Sweetin (Full House actress), Logan Lerman  (actor), Lil Scrappy (rapper), and Erin Sanders (actress). January 20th: Joey Bada$$ (rapper), Questlove (The Roots drummer), Paul Stanley (KISS guitarist), and Rainn Wilson (The Office US star). January 21st: Maryse Ouellet (former WWE Divas Champion), BooBoo Stewart (Disney’s Descendants star), Jerry Trainor (iCarly star), Jam Master Jay (late Run-DMC DJ). January 22nd: Logic (rapper), Orianthi (guitarist), and DJ Jazzy Jeff (DJ). January 23rd: Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order star), Draya Michele (reality TV star), Doutzen Kroes (model), Tiffani Thiessen (Saved By The Bell star), and Tito Ortiz (mixed-martial artist).]

Check out the FearlessRiOT Top 20 Music Countdown for the week of January 22, 2015!

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

#20. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats “S.O.B.”
[DEBUT, PEAK: #20, 1st WEEK]

#19. Tinashe “Player”
[UP 1, PEAK: #19, 2nd WEEK]

#18. Chris Cornell “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart”
[DOWN 3, PEAK: #4, 14th WEEK]

#17. Maddie & Tae “Shut Up and Fish”
[UP 2, PEAK: #17, 2nd WEEK]

#16. Taylor Swift “Out of the Woods”
[UP 2, PEAK: #16, 3rd WEEK]

#15. Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “I Know What You Did Last Summer”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #14, 5th WEEK]

#14. twenty one pilots “Stressed Out”
[UP 3, PEAK: #14, 3rd WEEK]

#13. Selena Gomez “Same Old Love”
[DOWN 3, PEAK: #10, 9th WEEK]

#12. The Struts “Could Have Been Me”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #12, 8th WEEK]

#11. Lauren Alaina “Next Boyfriend”
[DOWN 2, PEAK: #2, 18th WEEK]

#10. Ellie Goulding “On My Mind”
[DOWN 3, PEAK: #1, 17th Week]

#9. Justin Bieber “Sorry”
[UP 2, PEAK: #9, 7th WEEK]

#8. Fall Out Boy featuring Demi Lovato “Irresistible”
[UP 5, PEAK: #8, 3rd WEEK]

#7. Adele “Hello”
[DOWN 2, PEAK: #1, 13th WEEK]

#6. Halestorm “I Am The Fire”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #6, 10th WEEK]

#5. Stitched Up Heart “Finally Free”
[UP 3, PEAK: #5, 6th WEEK]

#4. Alessia Cara “Here”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #1, 22nd WEEK]

#3. Drake “Hotline Bling”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #1, 14th WEEK]

#2. The Girl and the Dreamcatcher “Written in the Stars”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #1, 13th WEEK]

#1. Pop Evil “Footsteps”
[UP 3, PEAK: #1, 11th WEEK]

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”
+ Shakehips, Tinashe, & Chance The Rapper “All My Friends”
+ 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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