FearlessRiOT’s Top 20 Songs of the Week! [April 29th, 2016]

In the eight-year history of this Top 20 Countdown, only two songs performed in a foreign language have ever made it on. And in the case of the first, it was by an American artist: WWE composer Jim Johnston, when two-time former Divas Champion Maryse Ouellet‘s completely French-performed entrance theme “Pourquoi?” reached as high as #8 in 2009. Well, in 2016, the second foreign-language song has dethroned Fifth Harmony and Ty Dolla $ign‘s “Work From Home” from the #1 spot after a two-week reign. That song is BABYMETAL‘s “Karate”, which is now the first foreign-language song to reach the summit of the countdown. 5H, who recently unveiled the track listing for their upcoming 7/27 album, drop down to #2 while Radio Disney Music Awards presenter and nominee Alessia Cara rises to #3 with “Wild Things”. Rounding out the Top 5 are previous #1 song “Work” by Rihanna and Drake (who also have a collaboration on Drake’s recently released album Views) and Lacey Stum‘s “Impossible”.

Cracking The Top 10: Taylor Swift “New Romantics”, Sabrina Carpenter “Smoke and Fire”.
Biggest Mover: Ariana Grande “Dangerous Woman”, Alessia Cara “Wild Things”, Lukas Graham “7 Years” (Each Up 4 Spots)
Biggest Dropper:
Tinashe “Player”, Cage The Elephant “Mess Around” (Each Down 6 Spots)
Countdown Debuts: Demi Lovato “Stone Cold”
Other Notes: “Finally Free” by Stitched Up Heart becomes the 69th song to make it into the 20-Week Club.

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

BONUS SONG – #1 This Week A Year Ago:
Sabrina Carpenter “We’ll Be The Stars”

#20. Demi Lovato “Stone Cold”
[DEBUT, PEAK: #20, 1st WEEK]

#19. Tinashe “Player”
[DOWN 6, PEAK: #2, 16th WEEK]

#18. twenty one pilots “Stressed Out”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #2, 17th WEEK]

#17. Disturbed “The Sound of Silence”
[UP 3, PEAK: #17, 2nd WEEK]

#16. Cage The Elephant “Mess Around”
[DOWN 6, PEAK: #8, 14th Week]

#15. Sofia Carson “Love Is The Name”
[UP 3, PEAK: #15, 2nd WEEK]

#14. Stitched Up Heart “Finally Free”
[NON-MOVER, PEAK: #1, 20th WEEK]

#13. Maddie & Tae “Shut Up and Fish”
[DOWN 5, PEAK: #4, 16th WEEK]

#12. Lukas Graham “7 Years”
[UP 4, PEAK: #12, 4th WEEK]

#11. Ariana Grande “Dangerous Woman”
[UP 4, PEAK: #11, 5th WEEK]

#10. Sabrina Carpenter “Smoke & Fire”
[UP 1, PEAK: #10, 7th WEEK]

#9. Taylor Swift “New Romantics”
[UP 3, PEAK: #9, 7th WEEK]

#8. Adele “When We Were Young”
[UP 1, PEAK: #8, 9th WEEK]

#7. CFO$ “WWE: Phenomenal (AJ Styles)”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #2, 12th Week]

#6. Robin Schulz featuring Francesco Yates“Sugar”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #5, 10th Week]

#5. Lacey Sturm “Impossible”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #4, 11th Week]

#4. Rihanna featuring Drake “Work”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #1, 13th  WEEK]

#3. Alessia Cara “Wild Things”
[UP 4, PEAK: #3, 7th WEEK]

#2. Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign “Work From Home”
[DOWN 1, PEAK: #1, 9th WEEK]

#1. BABYMETAL “Karate”
[UP 1, PEAK: #1, 8th WEEK]

Top 20 - 4-29-16

Countdown Contenders to Watch For:
+ Angie Stone “2 Bad Habits”
+ Anthrax “Breathing Lightning”
+ Coheed & Cambria “Island”
+ Drake featuring WizKid & Kyla “One Dance”
+ 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”
+ Kiiara “Gold”
+ Låpsley “Hurt Me”
+ Little Mix
featuring Sean Paul “Hair”
+ Mike Posner “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”
+ Nelly “Die A Happy Man”
+ Sia featuring Sean Paul “Cheap Thrills”
+ Tim McGraw “Humble and Kind”
+ Wolfmother “Victorious”

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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