FearlessRiOT’s Top 20 Songs of the Week! [January 31st, 2016]

Looks like breaking onto the countdown rather late hasn’t been a detriment to Pop Evil at all because “Footsteps (Go Higher)” is now spending it’s second week in the #1 spot on the countdown. Meanwhile, Stitched Up Heart have reached the highest spot they’ve ever gotten on the Top 20 Countdown with their single “Finally Free”; they previously reached #4 with “Frankenstein”, but “Finally Free” has reached the #2 spot and could be poised to dethrone Pop Evil. Falling to #3 are The Girl and The Dreamcatcher with “Written in the Stars” while Drake‘s “Hotline Bling” falls to #4 as both songs begin to lose a little steam. But seeing as they’ve both released new tracks recently, “Summer Sixteen” and “Glowing in the Dark”, so they could find themselves on the countdown in the long-term. Rounding out the Top 5 is Halestorm with “I Am The Fire”, making this a mostly-rock Top 5. Elsewhere on the countdown, twenty one pilots have the biggest jumper, Ellie Goulding and Alessia Cara share the biggest dropper, and the sole countdown debuts comes from Cage The Elephant, making their first Top 20 appearance since “Shake Me Down” in 2011.

[Celebrity Birthdays This Week: January 24th: Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), Kristen Schaal (actress), Ed Helsm (actor), Matthew Lillard (actor), Ricky Ullman (Phil of the Future), and Mischa Barton (The OC). January 25: Alicia Keys (R&B singer), Michelle McCool (former WWE Diva), Etta James (late blues singer), and Honky Tonk Man (WWE Legend). January 26th: Ellen DeGeneres (talk show host), Sasha Banks (WWE Diva), Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen guitarist), Christopher Massey (Michael from Zoey 101), Kirk Franklin (gospel music legend), and Anita Baker (R&B music legend). January 27th: John Witherspoon (a.k.a. Pops from Friday), Alan Cumming (actor), Patton Oswalt (actor/comedian), and Mike Patton (Faith No More vocalist). January 28th: Calum Worthy (Austin & Ally), J. Cole (rapper), Rick Ross (rapper), Ariel Winter (Modern Family), Sheamus (WWE Superstar), Ashley Purdy (Black Veil Brides bassist), Elijah Wood (actor), Will Poulter (actor), Nick Carter (Backstreet Boy), Joey Fatone (*NSYNC), Rakim (rapper), Shark Boy (former TNA wrestler), Sarah McLachlan (singer), and Anthony Hamilton (R&B singer). January 29th: Oprah Winfrey (TV host and entrepreneur), Adam Lambert (American Idol star), Harriet Tubman (civil rights leader), Heather Graham (actress), Charlie Wilson (R&B singer), and Sara Gilbert (Darlene from Rosanne). January 30th: Danielle Campbell (The Originals), Becky Lynch (WWE Diva), Christian Bale (Oscar-winning actor), Kid Cudi (rapper), Phil Collin (rock star), Wilmer Valderrama (actor), Andy Milonakis (actor and comedian), and Rockstar Spud (TNA Superstar).]

Check out the FearlessRiOT Top 20 Music Countdown for the week of January 29, 2016!

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

#20. Cage The Elephant “Mess Around”
[Debut, PEAK: #20, 1st Week]

#19. Tinashe “Player”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #19, 3rd WEEK]

#18. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats “S.O.B.”
[UP 2, PEAK: #18, 2nd WEEK]

#17. Taylor Swift “Out of the Woods”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #16, 4th WEEK]

#16. Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “I Know What You Did Last Summer”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #14, 6th WEEK]

#15. Maddie & Tae “Shut Up and Fish”
[UP 2, PEAK: #15, 3rd WEEK]

#14. Ellie Goulding “On My Mind”
[DOWN 4, PEAK: #1, 19th Week]

#13. Selena Gomez “Same Old Love”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #10, 10th WEEK]

#12. Lauren Alaina “Next Boyfriend”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #2, 19th WEEK]

#11. The Struts “Could Have Been Me”
[UP 1, PEAK: #11, 9th WEEK]

#10. twenty one pilots “Stressed Out”
[UP 4, PEAK: #10, 4th WEEK]

#9. Justin Bieber “Sorry”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #9, 8th WEEK]

#8. Alessia Cara “Here”
[DOWN 4, PEAK: #1, 23rd WEEK]

#7. Adele “Hello”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #1, 14th WEEK]

#6. Fall Out Boy featuring Demi Lovato “Irresistible”
[UP 2, PEAK: #6, 4h WEEK]

#5. Halestorm “I Am The Fire”
[UP 1, PEAK: #5, 11th WEEK]

#4. Drake “Hotline Bling”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #1, 15th WEEK]

#3. The Girl and the Dreamcatcher “Written in the Stars”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #1, 14th WEEK]

#2. Stitched Up Heart “Finally Free”
[UP 3, PEAK: #2, 7th WEEK]

#1. Pop Evil “Footsteps”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #1, 12th WEEK]

Top 20 - 1-29-16

Countdown Contenders to Watch For:
+ Adele “When We Were Young”
+ CFO$ “WWE: Phenomenal (AJ Styles)”
+ David Bowie “Lazarus”
+ The Girl & The Dreamcatcher “Glowing in the Dark”
+ Jessica Meuse “Rio Grande”
+ JoJo “Save My Soul”
+ Kacey Musgraves “Dime Store Cowgirl”
+ Kendrick Lamar “These Walls”
+ Lacey Sturm “I’m Not Laughing”
+ Lacey Sturm “Impossible”
Missy Elliott featuring Pharrell Williams “WTF (Where They From)”
+ Pop Evil “Way to Get High”
+ Rihanna featuring Drake “Work”
+ Robin Schulz featuring Francesco Yates “Sugar”
+ Shakehips, Tinashe, & Chance The Rapper “All My Friends”
+ Tori Kelly “Hollow”
Zendaya “Neverland”

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!

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