FearlessRiOT’s Top 20 Songs of the Week! [Feb. 26, 2016]

As you might have noticed, I’ve started posting my Top 20 Countdowns on Saturdays now more than Fridays. It’s something that I’ve just ended up doing, sometimes out of laziness and somethings due to scheduling. I think I might start doing that all the time now; it just seems more convenient. Anyway, Stitched Up Heart is once again #1, making it a full month on top for the on-the-rise band. They do have to fend off power duo Rihanna Drake though, who have the biggest jumper of the week as to “Work” rises to #2. This sends Fall Out Boy & Demi Lovato down to #3 with “Irresistible”, twenty one pilots down to #4 with “Stressed Out”, and Justin Bieber down to #5 with “Sorry”. Elsewhere on the countdown, Drake has the biggest dropper of the week, Alessia Cara and Lauren Alaina continue on in the 20-Week Club, and the sole countdown debut comes courtesy of Robin Schulz & Francesco Yates (along with an accompanying Baby Bash & Frankie J sample).

February 21st: Alan Rickman (Late Harry Potter star), Corbin Bleu (High School Musical), Ash Cotello (New Year’s Day vocalist), Ashley Greene (Twilight), Ellen Page (Actress), Jennifer Love Hewitt (actress), Jordan Peele (Key & Peele), Floor Jansen (Nightwish vocalist), Kelsey Grammer (actor), Brodus Clay (a.k.a. TNA wrestler Tyrus), and Randy Blythe (Lamb of God vocalist). February 22nd: George Washington (first U.S. president), Drew Barrymore (actress), Steve Irwin (the late Crocodile Hunter), Lea Salonga (singer), James Blunt (one-hit wonder), and Tom Higgenson (Plain White T’s vocalist). February 23rd: Aziz Ansari (actor), Emily Blunt (actress), Dakota Fanning (actress), Josh Gad (actor), Skylar Grey (singer), and Niecy Nash (actress). February 24th: Steve Jobs (late mastermind of Apple), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (boxer), Trace Cyrus (Metro Station vocalist), Earl Sweatshirt (rapper), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (song of Ice Cube and Staright Outta Compton star), and Corey Graves (WWE commentator). February 25th: Ric Flair (WWE Hall of Famer), George Harrison (late Beatle), Maria Kanellis (TNA Knockout), Rashida Jones (actress), Carrot Top (comedian), and Chelsea Handler (comedian). February 26th: Johnny Cash (late country music legend), Erykah Badu (singer), Juliet Simms (singer), Nate Rues (singer), and Corinne Bailey Rae (singer). February 27th: Chilli (TLC vocalist), Josh Groban (singer), Lindsey Morgan (The 100) Elizabeth Taylor (late actress), and Bobby V (singer).

Check out the FearlessRiOT Top 20 Music Countdown for the week of February 26th, 2016!

BONUS SONG – #1 This Week A Year Ago:
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk”

#20. Drake “Hotline Bling”
[DOWN 7, PEAK: #1, 19th WEEK]

#19. Lauren Alaina “Next Boyfriend”
[DOWN 3, PEAK: #2, 23rd WEEK]

#18. Robin Schulz featuring Francesco Yates“Sugar”
[DEBUT, PEAK: #18, 1st Week]

#17. Alessia Cara “Here”
[DOWN 3, PEAK: #1, 27th WEEK]

#16. The Girl and the Dreamcatcher “Written in the Stars”
[DOWN 5, PEAK: #1, 18th WEEK]

#15. Lacey Sturm “Impossible”
[UP 5, PEAK: #15, 2nd Week]

#14. Cage The Elephant “Mess Around”
[UP 4, PEAK: #14, 5th Week]

#13. Ghost “Cirice”
[UP 6, PEAK: #13, 2nd Week]

#12. Adele “Hello”
[DOWN 2, PEAK: #1, 17th WEEK]

#11. CFO$ “WWE: Phenomenal (AJ Styles)”
[UP 6, PEAK: #11, 3rd Week]

#10. Taylor Swift “Out of the Woods”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #10, 7th WEEK]

#9. Halestorm “I Am The Fire”
[DOWN 3, PEAK: #3, 15th WEEK]

#8. Maddie & Tae “Shut Up and Fish”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #8, 7th WEEK]

#7. Tinashe “Player”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #7, 7th WEEK]

#6. Pop Evil “Footsteps”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #1, 16th WEEK]

#5. Justin Bieber “Sorry”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #4, 13th WEEK]

#4. twenty one pilots “Stressed Out”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #3, 8th WEEK]

#3. Fall Out Boy featuring Demi Lovato “Irresistible”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #2, 8th WEEK]

#2. Rihanna featuring Drake “Work”
[UP 7, PEAK: #2, 4th  WEEK]

#1. Stitched Up Heart “Finally Free”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #1, 11th WEEK]

Top 20 - 2-26-16

Countdown Contenders to Watch For:
+ Adele “When We Were Young”
+ Andra Day “Rise Up”
+ Angie Stone “2 Bad Habits”
+ Beyoncé “Formation”
+ Ellie Goulding “Something In The Way You Move”
+ Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign “Work From Home”
+ The Girl & The Dreamcatcher “Glowing in the Dark”
+ Jessica Meuse “Rio Grande”
+ JoJo “Save My Soul”
+ Kacey Musgraves “Dime Store Cowgirl”
+ Lacey Sturm “I’m Not Laughing”
+ Martina McBride “Reckless”
+ Pop Evil “Way to Get High”
+ 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!

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