Stitched Up Heart are doing pretty well on the Top 20 for a band who has only been signed for less than a year so far. “Finally Free” has entered three weeks strong at #1, keeping Fall Out Boy & Demi Lovato’s “Irresistible” at #2 and twenty one pilot’s “Stressed Out” at #3 for a second week in a row. However, it’s no longer an all-rock/alternative Top 5 as pop star and now-Grammy Award-winner Justin Bieber jumps to the #4 spot with “Sorry”. Pop Evil rounds out the Top 5 with “Footsteps (Go Higher)”> Elsewhere on the countdown, “Here” from Alessia Cara is still on the chart after 25 weeks. Rihanna & Drake have the biggest jump of the week as “Work”, along with Taylor Swift‘s “Out of the Woods” and Maddie & Tae‘s “Shut Up and Fish” both crack the Top 10. Drake’s “Hotline Bling” is also the biggest dropper of the week. Also, we have to countdown debuts from former Flyleaf vocalist Lacey Sturm and now-Grammy Award-winning band Ghost.
[Celebrity Birthdays This Week: February 14th: Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty vocalist), Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), Tiffany Thornton (Sonny With A Chance), Simon Pegg (The Cornetto Trilogy), Viscera (late professional wrestler), Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch), and Frederick Douglass (late civil rights leader). February 15th: Matt Groening (The Simpsons creator), Susan B. Anthony (late feminist icon), Birdman (record producer), Amber Riley (Glee), Alex Borstein (Family Guy), Selita Ebanks (model), and Greer Grammer (Awkward.). February 16th: The Weeknd (Grammy-winning R&B singer), Ice-T (rapper), Elizabeth Olsen (actress), Lupe Fiasco (rapper), Danielle Haim (HAIM vocalist and guitarist), and LeVar Burton (Star Trek, Reading Rainbow). February 17th: Michael Jordan (basketball legend), Ed Sheeran (Grammy-winning singer), Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day vocalist), Sasha Pieterse (Pretty Little Liars), Angie Miller (pop singer and former American Idol star), Paris Hilton (the original Kim Kardashian), Larry The Cable Guy (actor/comedian), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (actor), Michael Bay (director), Denise Richards (actress), and Ricardo Rodriguez (former WWE ring announcer). February 18th: Dr. Dre (rapper/producer), John Travolta (actor), Melinda Shankar (Degrassi), Molly Ringwald (The Breakfast Club), Vanna White (Wheel of Fortune), Jillian Michaels (trainer and reality star), Juelz Santana (rapper), Malese Jow (Big Time Rush), and Maiara Walsh (Cory in the House). February 19th: Victoria Justice (Victorious), Smokey Robinson (soul music icon), Seal (R&B singer), Benicio Del Toro (actor), and El Torito (WWE Superstar). February 20th: Rihanna (R&B/Pop music superstar), Nirvana (late Nirvana vocalist), Charles Barkley (basketball player), Gail Kim (TNA Knockout), Brian Littrell (Backstreet Boys), and Chelsea Peretti (Brooklyn Nine-Nine).]
Check out the FearlessRiOT Top 20 Music Countdown for the week of February 19th, 2016!
Countdown Contenders to Watch For:
+ Adele “When We Were Young”
+ Andra Day “Rise Up”
+ Angie Stone “2 Bad Habits”
+ Beyoncé “Formation”
+ 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”
+ Missy Elliott featuring Pharrell Williams “WTF (Where They From)”
+ Pop Evil “Way to Get High”
+ Robin Schulz featuring Francesco Yates“Sugar”
+ Sabrina Carpenter “Smoke & Fire”
+ 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!