FearlessRiOT’s Top 20 Songs of the Week! [April 22nd, 2016]

It has been a rough week in the word of celebrities. In addition to the passing of WWE legend Chyna, we also lost one of the most prolific artists in the history of music, Prince. You might have noticed that my Top 20 graphics are purple in this particular post; switching to his signature color for this week’s countdown is my way of paying tribute to the icon. After all, even though he only ever charted one song on my weekly Top 20 (last year’s “1,000 X’s and O’s”), his decades-long legacy of music and vision paved the way for other artists on this countdown and beyond. As for the countdown itself, the girls of Fifth Harmony manage to hang on to the #1, as the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Work From Home” becomes their second song to last two weeks in a row at #1. Another girl group in k-pop/metal trio BABYMETAL are hot on their trails with “Karate” climbing up to #2, knocking Rihanna and Drake‘s “Work” down to #3. Rounding out the Top 5 are Lacey Sturm with “Impossible” and Robin Schulz & Francesco Yates with “Sugar”.

Cracking The Top 10: Adele “When We Were Young”
Biggest Mover: BABYMETAL “Karate”, Alessia Cara “Wild Things” (Each Up 3 Spots)
Biggest Dropper:
twenty one pilots “Stressed Out” (Each Down 5 Spots)
Countdown Debuts: Disturbed “The Sound of Silence”, Ice Cube & Common “Real People”, Sofia Carson “Love Is The Name”

Check out the FearlessRiOT Top 20 Music Countdown for the week of April 22nd, 2016!

BONUS SONG – #1 This Week A Year Ago:
Maddie & Tae “Fly”

#20. Disturbed “The Sound of Silence”
[DEBUT, PEAK: #20, 1st WEEK]

#19. Ice Cube & Common “Real People”
[DEBUT, PEAK: #19, 1st WEEK]

#18. Sofia Carson “Love Is The Name”
[DEBUT, PEAK: #18, 1st WEEK]

#17. twenty one pilots “Stressed Out”
[DOWN 5, PEAK: #2, 16th WEEK]

#16. Lukas Graham “7 Years”
[UP 2, PEAK: #16, 3rd WEEK]

#15. Ariana Grande “Dangerous Woman”
[UP 2 PEAK: #15, 4th WEEK]

#14. Stitched Up Heart “Finally Free”
[UP 1, PEAK: #1, 19th WEEK]

#13. Tinashe “Player”
[DOWN 4, PEAK: #2, 15th WEEK]

#12. Taylor Swift “New Romantics”
[UP 2, PEAK: #12, 6th WEEK]

#11. Sabrina Carpenter “Smoke & Fire”
[UP 2, PEAK: #11, 6th WEEK]

#10. Cage The Elephant “Mess Around”
[UP 2, PEAK: #8, 13th Week]

#9. Adele “When We Were Young”
[UP 2, PEAK: #9, 8th WEEK]

#8. Maddie & Tae “Shut Up and Fish”
[DOWN 2, PEAK: #4, 15th WEEK]

#7. Alessia Cara “Wild Things”
[UP 3, PEAK: #17, 6th WEEK]

#6. CFO$ “WWE: Phenomenal (AJ Styles)”
[DOWN 3, PEAK: #2, 11th Week]

#5. Robin Schulz featuring Francesco Yates“Sugar”
[UP 2, PEAK: #5, 9th Week]

#4. Lacey Sturm “Impossible”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #4, 10th Week]

#3. Rihanna featuring Drake “Work”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #1, 12th  WEEK]

#2. BABYMETAL “Karate”
[UP 3, PEAK: #2, 7th WEEK]

 

#1. Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign “Work From Home”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #1, 8th WEEK]

Top 20 - 4-22-16

Countdown Contenders to Watch For:
+ Angie Stone “2 Bad Habits”
+ Anthrax “Breathing Lightning”
+ Coheed & Cambria “Island”
+ Demi Lovato “Stone Cold”
+ Ellie Goulding “Something In The Way You Move”
+ Eric Pasley “High Class”
+ Gwen Stefani “Make Me Like You”
+ Iggy Azalea “Team”
+ In This Moment “The Fighter”
+ Kacey Musgraves “Dime Store Cowgirl”
+ KeKe Palmer featuring Jeremih “Enemiez”
+ Kelly Clarkson “Piece by Piece”
+ Kelsea Ballerini “Peter Pan”
+ Låpsley “Hurt Me”
+ Little Mix
featuring Sean Paul “Hair”
+ Mike Posner “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”
+ Nelly “Die A Happy Man”
+ Tim McGraw “Humble and Kind”
+ Wolfmother “Victorious”
Zendaya “Something New”

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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