FearlessRiOT’s Top 20 Songs of the Week! (Dec. 23rd, 2016)

Merry Christmas, everyone! Gonna make this intro brief due to holiday festivities, but this is the second-to-last countdown of 2016, and it’s topped off by the one-and-only Bruno Mars. Nabbing his third #1 song after “Nothin’ On You” and “Uptown Funk”, he lands his first #1 as a main artist with “24K Magic”. This sends Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful” down to #2. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj hold on to #3 with “Side to Side”. Green Day slips to #4 with “Bang Bang” and Maren Morris falls to #5 with “80s Mercedes”. Rounding out the Top 10 are “Starboy” from The Weeknd & Daft Punk (#6), “Why So Lonely” from Wonder Girls (#7), “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” from Dua Lipa (#8), “Road Less Traveled” from Lauren Alaina (#9), and “Black Beatles” from Rae Sremmurd & Gucci Mane (#10). Also, the aforementioned “80s Mercedes” becomes Maren Morris’ second entry into the 20 Week Club, while countdown debuts from Childish Gambino and Starset are at the tail end of the chart.

Check out the FearlessRiOT Top 20 Music Countdown for the week of December 23, 2016!

BONUS SONG – #1 This Week A Year Ago:
Adele “Hello”

#20. Starset “Monster’”
[DEBUT + PEAK: #20]

#19. Childish Gambino “Redbone’”
[DEBUT + PEAK: #20]

#18. Britney Spears featuring Tinashe “Slumber Party”
[5th WEEK + PEAK: #17]

#17. Hailee Steinfeld & Grey featuring Zedd “Starving”
[12th WEEK + PEAK: #8]

#16. Metallica “Atlas, Rise”
[3rd WEEK + PEAK: #16]

#15. Kid Cudi featuring Pharrell Williams “Surfin’”
[2nd WEEK + PEAK: #15]

#14. Chance The Rapper featuring 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne “No Problem”
[6th WEEK + PEAK: #14]

#13. The Pretty Reckless “Take Me Down”
[13th WEEK + PEAK: #3]

#12. Green Day “Still Breathing”
[6th WEEK +  PEAK: #12]

#11. Fifth Harmony “That’s My Girl”
[5th WEEK + PEAK: #11]

#10. Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane “Black Beatles”
[5th WEEK +  PEAK: #10]

#9. Lauren Alaina “Road Less Traveled”
[22nd WEEK + PEAK: #1]

#8. Dua Lipa “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)”
[7th WEEK + PEAK: #8]

#7. Wonder Girls “Why So Lonely”
[9th WEEK + PEAK: #7]

#6. The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk “Side to Side”
[10th WEEK + PEAK: #3]

#5. Maren Morris “80s Mercedes”
[20th WEEK + PEAK: #1]

#4. Green Day “Bang Bang”
[14th WEEK + PEAK: #1]

#3. Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj “Side to Side”
[10th WEEK + PEAK: #3]

#2. Alessia Cara “Scars to Your Beautiful”
[12th WEEK + PEAK: #1]

#1. Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
[8th WEEK + PEAK: #1]

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Countdown Contenders to Watch For:
+ A Tribe Called Quest “We The People”
+ Childish Gambino “Redbone”
+ Chris Stapleton “Parachute”
+ CFO$ featuring Lesley Roy “Free the Flame (Ember Moon)”
+ Ghost “Square Hammer”
+ Highly Suspect “My Name Is Human”
+ Keith Urban “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
+ Korn “Take Me”
+ Lady GaGa “A-YO”
+ Little Big Town “Better Man”
+ Little Mix “Shoutout To My Ex”
+ Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello “Bad Things”
+ Marian Hill featuring Lauren Jauregui “Back to Me”
+ Shakira featuring Maluma “Chantaje”
+ Shinedown “How Did You Love”
+ Sia featuring Kendrick Lamar “The Greatest”
+ Stitched Up Heart “Catch Me When I Fall”
+ Zayn & Taylor Swift “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”

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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