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Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood Rule Again; Aldean Remains On Top Of Albums & Artists Chart


Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood retain the SongByrd 60 top single for a second week with “If I Didn’t Love You”. The hit became only the 14th collaboration in Byrdbored history to hit the top when it blasted from (#7) to (#1) last week. The song now looks to be one of the front-runners for Country Song of the Year at the 41st Annual Byrdbored Music Awards in January. Aldean has won Country Song of the Year three times (2014, 2015 & 2018) while Underwood has never won the award.

With a 2-spin increase from last week, MercyMe blast from (#6) to (#2) with “Whiplash”. The hit is the group’s 4th Byrdy Dozen single from their former (#2) album, “Inhale (Exhale)”, and their 23rd overall. “Whiplash” is also their 22nd (#1) Christian Contemporary song and spends a 3rd straight week as the top Christian song. The tune could become MercyMe’s 6th overall (#1) in the coming weeks and has now been certified Gold on Byrdbored.

Forest Blakk moves to (#3) with “Fall Into Me” which takes over the top Hot AC song replacing John Mayer’s “Wild Blue” which drops to (#6) on the SongByrd 60. Daughtry move up one notch to (#4) with “The Victim” which spends an 8th straight week as the top Rock song.

Daughtry’s days with the top Rock song might be numbered, however, as Skillet’s latest single, “Standing In The Storm”, blasts from (#23) to (#5). Their latest scores the Power Pick Hit of the Week with a 9-spin increase from last week and also earns the Big Byrd Mover of the Week. “Standing In The Storm” is the Rock act’s 42nd Byrdy Dozen and has an excellent shot at becoming the band’s 21st (#1) song in the coming weeks. Skillet is set to release their 11th album, “Dominion”, on January 14th, 2022.

Despite already having one hit song, “Some Habits”, sitting at (#30) on the SongByrd 60, Cole Swindell released another new tune, “Never Say Never”, featuring Lainey Wilson this week. The hit is the High Flyin’ Debut coming in at (#35) with 10 spins in it’s first week. With another Country duet from Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, “If I Didn’t Love You”, riding high at (#1) why not try to catch lighting in a bottle? Time will tell if “Never Say Never” has the same success, but High Flyin’ Debut of the Week is a great starting point.

On the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart, Jason Aldean retains the top album, “Macon”, for a second week with (89) more song plays. The album became Aldean’s 9th top album in Byrdbored history last week. Silk Sonic actually increase their song plays from their album, “An Evening With Silk Sonic”, to move to (#2). Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak pick up (76) song plays which is a 10-song increase from it’s debut week. The duo’s latest hit, “Smokin’ Out The Window”, leaps from (#33) to (#24) on the SongByrd 60.

Daughtry’s new album, “Dearly Beloved”, slips one spot to (#3) followed by OneRepublic’s “Human” which jumps back up to it’s peak at (#4) for a 5th non-consecutive week. Gabby Barrett’s release of her deluxe version of “Goldmine” boosts the album from (#17) to a new peak at (#5). “Goldmine” increases by (45) song plays to score the Power Pick Album of the Week. The album contains the (#8) hit single, “Footprints On The Moon”, which leaps four notches and has a 6-spin increase from last week.

With no major album releases for Byrdbored (sorry Adele), the High Flyin’ Debut is Anne Wilson’s Christmas release, “I Still Believe In Christmas”, coming in at (#50). The Big Byrd Mover Album of the Week is Hunter Hayes with “Wild Blue” which leaps from (#58) to (#38). The album contains the (#53) hit single, “Tell Me”, which debuts in the SongByrd 60 this week.

On the SongByrd 60 Artists Chart, Jason Aldean spends a second straight week (and his third overall) on top scoring (127) total song plays. Daughtry remain strong at (#2) with OneRepublic also staying put at (#3). Silk Sonic leap from (#8) to (#4) thanks to their 10-song play increase from last week. Carrie Underwood continues to see a spike in her song plays despite not having a new album, but the (#1) SongByrd 60 song does have it’s benefits driving her from (#7) to (#5).

Gabby Barrett blasts from (#27) to (#6) thanks to her Power Pick Hit Album,“Goldmine”, which hit a new peak at (#5). Barrett released her deluxe version of the album this week which helps to drive a (45) song- play increase for Barrett.

Cole Swindell blasts from (#49) to (#23) thanks to adding the High Flyin’ Debut Single of the Week, “Never Say Never”, featuring Lainey Wilson which comes in at (#35). Alan Jackson also leaps from (#57) to (#34) thanks to the release of his new song, “Racing The Dark”, which was written by his daughter about the passing of Jackson’s Son-In-Law. Thomas Rhett also jumps from (#58) to (#38) thanks to his latest single, “Slow Down Summer”, which leaps from (#42) to (#29) on the SongByrd 60.

The ByrdTrax volume hits the second highest total of the year (behind last week’s record 1,388) at (1,326). The 2021 weekly song play average moves up to (1,126) which is (266) plays higher than 2020. The Vault % remains at 20% of the total plays, while Christmas songs move up to 9%. Thanksgiving week is usually brutal to the ByrdTrax volume as it normally drops at least 30-40%. 2021 has been the highest song play volume ever, however, so even lower plays will most likely be fairly high compared to past years.

(For the week ending November 20, 2021)

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Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood Surprise SongByrd 60; Aldean Scores 9th Top Album, Leads Artists Chart


It was exactly five years ago that Carrie Underwood was on top of the Byrdbored Singles Chart, along with Keith Urban, with “The Fighter”. This week Underwood joins another Country male vocalist as she and Jason Aldean blast from (#7) to (#1) with “If I Didn’t Love You”. The tune receives a 9-spin blast thanks to Aldean’s new album, “Macon”, and is the Power Pick Hit of the Week. It is Aldean’s 19th overall (#1) hit and his 38th Country (#1). For Carrie Underwood it is her 4th (#1) overall but her 13th Country (#1). “If I Didn’t Love You” has been certified Gold.

Jason Aldean debuted on Byrdbored in 2005 with his self-titled debut album which peaked at (#4). As of this week Aldean scores his 9th straight (#1) since his debut. His latest (#1), “Macon”, picks up (98) song plays to easily land on top. Aldean receives roughly 11% of the total song plays with (148) to also leap from (#15) to (#1) on the SongByrd 60 Artists Chart. It is Aldean’s second overall week on top of the Artists Chart since he was actually the very first (#1) artist the week ending January 4, 2020.

Unfortunately for John Mayer his “Wild Blue” is caught in an impossible situation and remains at (#2) for a second week on the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart. Mayer still remains fairly strong, but could have lost major momentum. Ed Sheeran tumbles after three weeks on top with “Shivers” falling to (#3). Forest Blakk drops one notch to (#4) with “Fall Into Me”, while Daughtry’s “The Victim” falls one spot to (#5). “The Victim” spends a 7th week as the top Rock song.

Orianthi scores her fourth Byrdy Dozen hit single from her former (#1) album, “O”, as “Blow” leaps from (#19) to (#10). The hit is the Big Byrd Mover of the Week and looks to make some impact as 2021 comes to an end. Orianthi scored previous hits with “Sinners Hymn” peaking at (#3), “Sorry” hitting (#5) and “Rescue Me” landing at (#10). Orianthi’s album, “O”, is also the Power Pick Hit Album of the Week along with the Big Byrd Mover. She has been updating her fans on the progress of a new album which could be out early in 2022.

The Foo Fighters continue their solid year as the guys score their third Byrdy Dozen hit single from their former (#1) album, “Medicine At Midnight”, as “Making A Fire” jumps two slots from (#13) to (#11). Their previous two hits were “Cloudspotter” which hit (#1) and “No Son Of Mine” which peaked at (#2). “Making A Fire” is the 13th Byrdy Dozen hit for The Foo Fighters.

It took three tries for Gabby Barrett to get into the Byrdy Dozen, but she finally cracks the code as “Footprints On The Moon” climbs from (#14) to (#12). The tune will most likely get a slight boost next week as Barrett is set to release her deluxe version of her album, “Goldmine”, which peaked at (#10) with the initial release.

It appears Skillet isn’t ready to be forgotten before their new album, “Dominion”, drops on January 14, 2022. The Rock band released a second single, “Standing In The Storm”, on Friday, November 12th which becomes the High Flyin’ Debut leaping onto the SongByrd 60 at (#23). Their first single from the new album, “Surviving The Game”, hit (#1) for two weeks and became the group’s 20th overall (#1) Byrdbored hit. “Surviving The Game” actually drops from (#12) to (#16) this week. With a full week of plays, Skillet might be a major “Storm” for the rest of the SongByrd 60 next week.

On the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart, Daughtry’s “Dearly Beloved” follows Jason Aldean’s “Macon” at (#2). The album continues to be very strong for Daughtry in it’s 9th week on the chart with six of those at (#1). Silk Sonic impress this week as the duo’s debut album, “An Evening With Silk Sonic”, debuts at (#3) and is the biggest surprise of the week. The album should remain a strong top five album for some time, and it could even challenge for the top spot in coming weeks. John Mayer’s “Sob Rock” remains at (#4) and Wolfgang Van Halen’s “Mammoth WVH” rounds out the top five. Ed Sheeran’s new album, “Equals”, takes a big tumble from the top down to (#7).

Zach Williams has a pleasant surprise as his Christmas album, “I Don’t Want Christmas To End” , debuts at (#16). This album could be one of the top new Christmas albums of 2021, and it will definitely pick up more steam as December heads our way.

On the SongByrd 60 Artists Chart, Jason Aldean leads the pack thanks to ruling both the SongByrd 60 Singles and Albums chart. However, Aldean also lands at (#5) on the Vault SongByrd Singles Chart with “Johnny Cash” which is his 2007 (#1) Byrdbored hit. Aldean’s 2012 album, “Night Train”, also comes in at (#2) on the Vault Albums Chart which moves the album to (#29) in Byrdbored history. “Night Train” has spent nine weeks on top and (94) weeks in the Byrdy Dozen and is Aldean’s biggest album on Byrdbored.

Daughtry come in at (#2) followed by OneRepublic who move up two places to (#3). OneRepublic is helped by the release of their One Night Live in Malibu show promoting their new album, “Human”, which has so far peaked at (#4). Ed Sheeran continues his trend this week as he tumbles from (#1) to (#4) with both his song, “Shivers”, and his album, “Equals”, falling. John Mayer rounds out the top five.

Carrie Underwood also blasts up the chart moving from (#25) to (#7) thanks to the (#1) SongByrd 60 Single, “If I Didn’t Love You”. However, her past music also receives an increase as two of her past albums, “Blown Away” and “Carnival Ride”, crack the Vault top ten.

Silk Sonic debut at (#8) thanks to their (#3) album release, “An Evening With Silk Sonic”, but could gradually move higher in the coming weeks thanks to tremendous momentum. Their latest single, “Smokin’ Out The Window”, debuts at (#33) on the SongByrd 60, and as it moves up the chart so will Bruno and Anderson.

There are also some big leaps on the Artists Chart this week. Orianthi catapults from (#45) to (#17) thanks largely to her new Byrdy Dozen single, “Blow”. Skillet’s new single, “Standing In The Storm”, helps drive the Rock group from (#33) to (#21). Gabby Barrett scores her first Byrdy Dozen hit, “Footprints On The Moon”, which drives her up the chart from (#40) to (#27).

The huge new releases from both Jason Aldean and Silk Sonic, along with a new song from Skillet, help push the ByrdTrax volume to yet another record at (1,388). The 2021 weekly average is now at (1,121). The Vault % sits at 20% of the total plays for the week, and Christmas songs make up roughly 8% of the total (up from 6% last week). Christmas spins will, of course, increase after Thanksgiving and tends to drive the ByrdTrax volume down as Christmas gets closer. 2021 has been so wild it is impossible to predict.

(For the week ending November 13, 2021)

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Ed Sheeran “Equals” #1 On SongByrd 60 Charts


You can say Ed Sheeran is having quite the ending to 2021. His current hit single, “Shivers”, spends a third consecutive week on top of the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart. He also spends a second week on top of the SongByrd 60 Artists Chart. That apparently isn’t enough for Sheeran as this week he scores his first-ever (#1) Byrdbored album with “Equals”. The album debuted at (#2) last week, but took advantage of it’s first full week to grab (103) song plays this week.

“Shivers” ties Sheeran’s personal record for weeks on top as 2017’s “Shape Of You” also spent three weeks at (#1). His previous album, “Divide”, peaked at (#4) and was his highest charting album until last week. Sheeran will receive a real test next week on all three of the charts, but for this week it doesn’t matter whether you add, multiply or divide. Ed Sheeran “equals” (#1)!

Sheeran’s biggest competition next week could come from John Mayer’s “Wild Blue” which glides from (#5) to (#2) and is the Power Pick Hit of the Week. The song picks up five more spins than last week and is definitely knocking on the door of (#1). Mayer has already had one of the top songs of 2021 as “Last Train Home” spent four weeks on top and is expected to finish somewhere in the top five songs of the year.

Forest Blakk continues to remain patient at (#3) with “Fall Into Me” for another week. The hit has already peaked at (#2) briefly in it’s second week on the SongByrd 60. Daughtry continue to slide down the chart from (#2) to (#4) with “The Victim” after spending three weeks on top. “The Victim” spends a sixth week as the top Rock song for Daughtry. MercyMe leap from (#8) to (#5) with “Whiplash” which takes over the top Christian Contemporary Song from the Newsboys whose “Magnetic” led last week. It is MercyMe’s 18th top five hit song.

Eric Church takes over the top Country song as “Heart On Fire” blasts from (#10) to (#6). It is Church’s second top Country song of 2021 as “Hell Of A View” spent three weeks as the top Country song earlier in the year. Old Dominion’s “I Was On A Boat That Day” had spent the last three weeks as the top Country hit, but drops from (#4) to (#8) on the SongByrd 60 this week.

Church (and the rest of the chart for that matter) might need to look out their rear view mirror next week as Jason Aldean’s new album, “Macon”, drops Friday, November 12th. The album features the (#7) hit single “If I Didn’t Love You” with Carrie Underwood which jumps four notches this week. Aldean has scored eight (#1) albums out of nine releases so the odds are in his favor to land another one with “Macon. The album could cause an even higher jump for “If I Didn’t Love You” next week.

Wolfgang Van Halen grabs his third Byrdy Dozen hit single as “Think It Over” jumps from (#13) to (#11). His first two hits landed him a (#1) with “Don’t Back Down” and a (#2) hit with “You’re To Blame”. His “Mammoth WVH” album has been one of the biggest albums of 2021 and is expected to finish in the top five albums of the year. It currently sits at (#5) on the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart.

The High Flyin’ Debut Single of the Week is Daughtry’s “Changes Are Coming” which blasts onto the SongByrd 60 at (#24). Daughtry released a live video this week for this rockin’ tune which should be another solid hit down the road. The band have already scored two hits from their former (#1) album, “Dearly Beloved”, with “The Victim” becoming the Rock group’s 17th top song and “World On Fire” cracking the top five late in 2020. Daughtry have scored (41) Byrdy Dozen hits in roughly fifteen years landing (37) in the top five.

The Big Byrd Mover Single of the Week is “Dead Inside” from Nita Strauss which features none other than David Draiman from Disturbed. The hit blazes up (25) slots from (#58) to (#33). Nita Strauss is the current touring guitarist for Alice Cooper (replacing Orianthi) but is also plotting a solo career. Her name has continued to grow in the last few years and she has been featured on the covers of Guitar World and Guitar Player.

On the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart, Daughtry follows Ed Sheeran at (#2) with “Dearly Beloved”. The album has spent six non-consecutive weeks at (#1) and still remains very strong. Old Dominion’s “Time, Tequila & Therapy” spends another week at (#3) after peaking at (#1) a few weeks ago to become the Country group’s first-ever top album. John Mayer’s “Sob Rock” moves up one spot to (#4) and “Mammoth WVH” falls one place to (#5).

The High Flyin’ Debut Album of the Week is the self-titled debut from Plush. The Rock group come in at (#10) and could see some serious song plays on into 2022. The all-female group definitely Rock and remind me quite a bit of an early Halestorm and to some degree Heart and Vixen. I will gladly support the ladies and enjoy their debut which features the (#25) SongByrd 60 hit single, “Hate”.

The Power Pick Hit Album of the Week is “Something About Christmas Time” by Rob Thomas which picks up eleven more song plays compared to last week. The album enters the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart at (#28) and should receive more and more song plays as December rolls around. The album has an excellent chance to become Thomas’ fifth solo Byrdy Dozen album.

Other Christmas album debuts are Kelly Clarkson’s “When Christmas Comes Around…” at (#14), “Happy Holidays” by none other than Billy Idol (yes! That Billy Idol!) at (#20), “The Season” by Steve Perry at (#37) and Gary Allan’s “Please Come Home For Christmas” at (#44). Christmas spins start slow (but generally do in November) but come in at 6% of total song plays.

On the SongByrd 60 Artists Chart, Ed Sheeran does spend his second straight week on top with Daughtry rockin’ right behind him at (#2). Old Dominion continue to be strong remaining at (#3), while John Mayer moves up one slot to (#4), and OneRepublic slide down one place to (#5).

Other notable artists for the week are Plush who debut at (#12) thanks to their self-tilted top ten album. Billy Idol catapults from (#45) to (#18) with the addition of his top 20 Christmas album, “Happy Holidays”. Lenny Kravitz continues to have a Vault run on Byrdbored as his “Are You Gonna Go My Way” album comes in at (#2) on the Vault Albums Chart with the title hit moving up to (#3) on the Vault Singles Chart. As a result, Kravitz lands at (#21) on the Artists Chart.

Enrique Iglesias celebrates 20 years of his album, “Escape”, which enters the Vault Albums Chart at (#4) to help him land at (#30) on the Artists Chart. Iglesias also has his 2001 hit single, “Hero”, re-enter the Byrdy Dozen at (#4) on the Vault Singles Chart. “Hero” originally hit (#1) in 2001. Kelly Clarkson’s Christmas album, “When Christmas Comes Around…” helps her come in at (#35) this week.

On November 2, 2021, Ronnie Wilson passed away. The founder of The Gap Band leaves many of us with a lasting music legacy and many memories. This week The Gap Band’s classic hit, “You Dropped A Bomb On Me”, re-enters the Vault Singles Chart at (#1) to spend a fifth overall week on top of Byrdbored. The Gap Band enter the SongByrd 60 Artists chart at (#31) this week. RIP Ronnie Wilson.

The ByrdTrax volume bounces back with a 13% increase from last week to hit (1,284) song plays. The 2021 weekly average is now up to (1,115) which is (255) song plays more per week than 2020. The Vault % also rebounds to 21% and should slowly edge back up to the normal 25%. However, with two major new album releases next week it might be tough. Christmas song plays enter at 6% of the total spins, but will (of course) increase as we head toward Christmas.

(For the week ending November 6, 2021)

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Ed Sheeran Leads SongByrd 60 Singles & Artists Chart


Ed Sheeran continues to gain steam as 2021 ends. With the release of his new album, “Equals”, Sheeran’s hit single, “Shivers”, actually increases it’s plays to (25) and easily spends a second week on top of the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart. Sheeran also blasts from (#11) to (#1) on the Artists Chart to spend his first week on top with (107) total song spins this week.

Unfortunately Sheeran comes up just short of running the table on the SongByrd 60 coming in at (#2) on the Albums Chart with “Equals”. The album is his highest charter to date, however, and could seriously contend for the top with a full week next week. With “Shivers” most likely remaining strong in the coming weeks, and plenty of potential hits from “Equals”, Ed Sheeran should remain toward the top of the Artists Chart on into 2022.

The top five on the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart remain unchanged from last week. Daughtry’s “The Victim” remains at (#2) spending a fifth week as the top Rock song. “The Victim” is also certified Platinum this week. Forest Blakk’s “Fall Into Me” continues to grow but remains at (#3) for a second week. Old Dominion’s “I Was On A Boat That Day” remains as the top Country song for a third week but stays put at (#4). John Mayer’s “Wild Blue” spends a second week at (#5).

The Newsboys take over the top Christian Contemporary song with “Magnetic” jumping two notches to (#6). The hit is the band’s seventh Christian (#1) and their ninth Byrdy Dozen hit single. Skillet had held down the top Christian hit for the last six weeks with “Surviving The Game” which drops to (#7) on the overall Singles Chart this week.

Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood move up from (#13) to (#11) with “If I Didn’t Love You” to each land another Byrdy Dozen hit. Jason Aldean now has scored (41) Byrdy Dozen hits, while Carrie Underwood picks up her 16th. The hit duet has been gaining steam over the last few weeks and should receive a huge push the week Aldean releases his new album, “Macon”, on November 12th.

Dua Lipa scores her fifth hit single from her 6x Platinum album, “Future Nostalgia”, as “Cool” leaps from (#15) to (#12). Lipa has already landed two (#1) hits in 2021 with “Levitating” and “Hallucinate” which both are in the top five most played songs of the year. “Future Nostalgia” remains the front-runner for Album of the Year and currently sits at (#8) on the Albums Chart.

The Big Byrd Mover Song of the Week is Fuel’s “Landslide” which blasts from (#53) to (#37) in it’s second week on the SongByrd 60. The song is featured on the Rock band’s new album, “Anomaly”, which moves up two slots from (#8) to (#6) on the Albums Chart. The band’s other current hit, “Don’t Say I”, was the Power Pick Hit last week and moves up six notches to (#19).

The High Flyin’ Debut Song of the Week is Avery Anna’s “I Love You More” which comes in at (#42) with eight plays in it’s second week on J-BRD Radio. The song is also the Power Pick Hit of the Week since it picks up five more plays than last week. Look out for this one as 2021 comes to a close as it is simply a beautiful love song from a young lady with a lovely voice.

On the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart, Daughtry edges out Ed Sheeran with “Dearly Beloved” for a sixth non-consecutive week on top. Daughtry ties Wolfgang Van Halen’s “Mammoth WVH” album with six weeks at (#1), but remains behind Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia” which spent eight weeks on top earlier in 2021.

Ed Sheeran’s “Equals” is the High Flyin’ Debut Album of the Week coming in at (#2). The debut beats his last album, “Divide”, which peaked at (#4) on Byrdbored. Old Dominion’s “Time, Tequila & Therapy” slides down a notch to (#3) followed by “Mammoth WVH” from Wolfgang Van Halen at (#4) and “Sob Rock” by John Mayer at (#5).

MercyMe’s latest album, “Inhale (Exhale)”, is the Power Pick Hit Album of the Week, as well as, the Big Byrd Mover of the Week. The album jumps nine notches to (#10) and picks up 17-song spins more than last week. The album is receiving some increase due to the group’s latest hit single, “Whiplash”, which leaps from (#11) to (#8) on the SongByrd 60. The album peaked at (#2) earlier in 2021 and has been certified Platinum.

Ed Sheeran takes over the SongByrd 60 Artists Chart mostly due to his new album, “Equals”, debuting at (#2) on the Albums Chart. However, it might have been his hit song, “Perfect”, crashing the Vault SongByrd 60 at (#11) that got him past Daughtry since his band still remains on top of the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart with “Dearly Beloved”. Daughtry holds down (#2) followed by Old Dominion at (#3), OneRepublic at (#4) and John Mayer rounding out the top five.

Whitesnake blast onto the chart at (#12) thanks to the re-issue of the Rock group’s 1996 album, “Restless Heart”. The album was never released (until now) in the United States, but since it is a 25-year old album is considered a Vault album nonetheless. “Restless Heart” debuts at (#1) on the Vault 60 Albums Chart giving Whitesnake their fourth (#1) album all-time.

In other SongByrd 60 Artists Chart news, MercyMe blast from (#32) to (#13) thanks to their Power Pick Hit Album, “Inhale (Exhale)”, and their (#8) hit single, “Whiplash”. Avery Anna also debuts on the chart at (#44) thanks to her High Flyin’ Debut Single (and Power Pick Hit Single), “I Love You More”.

The ByrdTrax volume drops (186) plays, but comes in very close to the 2021 average of (1,112). The Vault % takes a major hit with the lowest total all year at only 17% of the song spins. Some of this could be the culmination of all the new album releases late in the year and having the volume drop this week. Sometimes when the volume drops older music is what doesn’t get played. With Christmas music coming soon, Vault music should increase back to what it normally runs around 25% (if not higher).

(For the week ending October 30, 2021)

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Ed Sheeran Gives SongByrd 60 “Shivers”


In a slight surprise, Ed Sheeran takes over the (#1) spot on the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart with “Shivers”. The hit has been gathering steam in the last month and moves to the top in just five weeks on the chart. It becomes Sheeran’s second (#1) hit single on Byrdbored as 2017’s “Shape Of You” spent three weeks on top. The hit finished 2017 as the (#10) song of the year.

The scary thing for the competition is that Sheeran’s new album, “Equals”, drops next week with a ton of momentum. It is entirely possible “Shivers” could be setting up for a fairly long run on top and could (at least) match the three weeks that “Shape Of You” had in 2017. Sheeran’s previous top five hit, “Bad Habits”, peaked at (#4) the week ending August 7, 2021.

After three weeks on top, Daughtry drop to (#2) with “The Victim”. The hit remains the top Rock song for a fourth straight week and could rule for quite some time. At (#3) is Forest Blakk’s “Fall Into Me” which moves up one notch. Blakk had some help writing the love song with none other than Rob Thomas and Gregg Wattenberg. Old Dominion spend a second week with the top Country song as “I Was On A Boat That Day” leaps from (#7) to (#4). John Mayer scores his third top five hit from his former (#1) album, “Sob Rock”, as “Wild Blue” jumps to (#5).

Eric Church picks up his second Byrdy Dozen hit single of the year as “Heart On Fire” jumps from (#14) to (#12). The song is helped by the release of the official video for the tune with a nostalgic look back at Church’s career video highlights. His album, “Heart”, is the Power Pick Hit Album of the Week blasting from (#17) to (#11) with a 16-song increase from last week. Church’s other hit song of 2021 is “Hell Of A View” which peaked at (#6).

The High Flyin’ Debut Single of the Week is Anne Wilson’s “Devil” which comes in with ten plays in it’s first week to land at (#31). Wilson is a new Christian Contemporary artist who could make major impact on the SongByrd 60 as 2021 comes to an end (and into 2022).

The Power Pick Hit Single of the Week is Fuel’s “Don’t Say I” which blasts from (#45) to (#25) with a 4-spin increase from last week. The song is helped out by the release of the Rock band’s new album, “Anomaly”, which is the High Flyin’ Debut Album at (#8). The album is the group’s sixth Byrdy Dozen with 2000’s “Something Like Human” being their biggest hitting the top for seven weeks. It has been certified 6x Platinum on Byrdbored. “Don’t Say I” is the follow up to their hit, “Hard”, which peaked at (#4) in July.

On the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart, Daughtry remain on top with “Dearly Beloved” for a fifth non-consecutive week. The album also receives a Double Platinum certification with the additional week at (#1). The rest of the top five remain unchanged as well. Old Dominion’s “Time, Tequila & Therapy” stays at (#2) followed by Wolfgang Van Halen’s “Mammoth WVH” at (#3), OneRepublic’s “Human” at (#4) and John Mayer’s “Sob Rock” rounding out the top five.

Three debuts crash the Byrdy Dozen as “Anomaly” by Fuel is the High Flyin’ Debut at (#8), Duran Duran’s “Future Past” lands at (#10) and Lady Antebellum’s “What A Song Can Do” comes in at (#12). For Duran Duran it is their ninth Byrdy Dozen album but is actually the first of the nine to not peak in the top five. “What A Song Can Do” is Lady Antebellum’s fifth Byrdy Dozen album.

Other debuts on the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart are Anne Wilson’s “My Jesus” at (#30), “Wholehearted” by We Are Messengers at (#44) and English singer/songwriter, Sam Fender, at (#53) with “Seventeen Going Under”.

(For the week ending October 23, 2021)

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Daughtry Reclaim Top Album & Artist To Control SongByrd 60


After dropping to (#2) last week, Daughtry move back to the top of both the Albums and Artists Charts. It is the fourth non-consecutive week for their new album, “Dearly Beloved”, to lead the Albums Chart, as well as, the band’s fourth week on top of the SongByrd 60 Artists Chart. Daughtry also control the Singles Chart for the third straight week with “The Victim”. It is their 17th top single in Byrdbored history and could become their seventh song to spend four weeks or more at (#1) if it can hold on next week.

Elsewhere on the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart, Mammoth WVH moves to (#2) with “You’re To Blame”. It is the second hit from Wolfgang Van Halen and could pose a challenge to the top of the chart next week. Ed Sheeran moves up one spot to (#3) with “Shivers” to have the top Hot AC (Top 40) song for a second week. Forest Blakk also climbs one notch to (#4) with “Fall Into Me” as does Skillet’s “Surviving The Game” which spends a fifth week as the top Christian Contemporary song.

Old Dominion leap into the Byrdy Dozen up six places to (#7) with “I Was On A Boat That Day”. The song takes over as the top Country hit after Darius Rucker’s “My Masterpiece” drops to (#10) after three weeks with the top Country song. It is the first single from Old Dominion’s (#1) album, “Time, Tequila & Therapy”, which drops to (#2) this week.

In a rare occurrence on Byrdbored, a former (#1) hit re-enters the Byrdy Dozen after dropping out a few weeks ago. Santana’s “Move” which features Rob Thomas and American Authors debuted at (#1) the week ending August 21, 2021. After dropping out of the Byrdy Dozen two weeks ago, the hit regains momentum thanks to the new album from Santana, “Blessings & Miracles”, which debuts this week at (#9) on the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart. “Move” is actually the Power Pick Hit of the Week blasting from (#20) to (#11) with a 6-spin increase from last week.

Coming in at (#12) is MercyMe’s 23rd Byrdy Dozen hit single, “Whiplash”, which leaps up three notches. It is their fourth Byrdy Dozen hit from their former (#2) album, “Inhale (Exhale)”. In February the band’s biggest hit from the album, “Say I Won’t”, peaked at (#2) and is one of the front-runners for Christian Contemporary Song of the Year.

The High Flyin’ Debut Single of the Week is from Bryan Adams who dropped “So Happy It Hurts” on Monday (October 11th), and it comes in at (#27) in it’s first week. The song could become Adam’s 34th Byrdy Dozen hit single in Byrdbored history in the coming weeks.

On the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart, Daughtry and Old Dominion are followed by Mammoth WVH and Wolfgang Van Halen’s debut album at (#3), OneRepublic’s “Human” at (#4) and John Mayer’s “Sob Rock” at (#5). For the first time in (41) weeks on the chart, Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia” drops out of the top five down to (#6).

Santana’s “Blessings And Miracles” is the High Flyin’ Debut at (#9) and is the guitar legend’s 7th album to chart in the Byrdy Dozen. His self-titled debut album originally released in 1969 also hit the Vault Albums Chart at (#10) this week.

Alana Springsteen’s “History Of Breaking Up (Part One)” is the Power Pick Hit Album of the Week blasting from (#36) to (#14) with a 15-song play increase from last week. Her current hit, “I Blame You”, also climbs the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart from (#60) to (#44) with a 2-spin increase.

On the SongByrd 60 Artists Chart, Daughtry is followed by last week’s top artist Old Dominion. OneRepublic remains at (#3) followed by Mammoth WVH at (#4) and John Mayer who climbs back into the top five from (#7) thanks to his latest song, “Wild Blue”, moving up four notches to (#6) on the SongByrd 60.

Santana blasts from (#33) to (#9) which is a new peak for him since the chart only began in 2020. Bryan Adams re-enters the chart at (#14) thanks to the release of his new song, “So Happy It Hurts”, along with many Vault songs and albums due to his new album announcement. Coldplay re-enters at (#22) but has a disappointing debut on the SongByrd 60 Albums chart at (#33) with “Music Of The Spheres”.

Alana Springsteen makes her debut on the chart at (#23) thanks to her Power Pick Hit Album of the Week, “History Of Breaking Up (Part One)”. Stevie Wonder enters the chart at (#24) thanks to entering the Vault Albums Chart at (#4) with “Songs In The Key Of Life” which celebrates it’s 45th anniversary this year. Howard Jones comes in at (#33) thanks to his album, “Dream Into Action”, re-entering the Byrdy Dozen on the Vault Albums Chart at (#6).

The ByrdTrax volume has a 7% drop in plays this week down to (1,188), but still has an increase in the weekly average for the year up to (1,107). The Vault % has a slight increase up to 26% of the week’s total spins. With Christmas coming, the Vault % could see a slight increase in the months of November and December as most Christmas music plays will most likely be considered Vault spins.

(For the week ending October 16, 2021)

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Old Dominion Land First (#1) Album; Daughtry Lead SongByrd 60 Singles Chart For Second Week


Apparently for Old Dominion, the fourth time is a charm. The Country group score their first (#1) album, “Time, Tequila & Therapy”, with their fourth official release and the High Flyin’ Debut. The guys have been building steam since 2015 with their debut album, “Meat And Candy”, which sits at (#8) on the Vault Albums Chart. Their new effort contains the Power Pick Hit Single of the Week with “I Was On A Boat That Day” blasting from (#28) to (#13) on the SongByrd 60 with an 8-spin increase from last week.

Despite receiving another (84) song plays, Daughtry’s “Dearly Beloved” reluctantly vacate the top spot and settle for (#2) after three weeks on top. Wolfgang Van Halen’s debut effort, “Mammoth WVH”, drops back down to (#3), but it has spent a total of six weeks on top during 2021. Another former (#1) album, “When You Speak”, by Jeremy Camp slides down one notch to (#4). Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia” spends a 40th straight week in the top five at (#5) and is certified 6x Platinum this week.

The Power Pick Hit Album of the Week is from Kacey Musgraves whose “Star-Crossed” catapults from (#52) to (#14) on the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart. The album receives an increase of (18) song plays from last week. The release features the single, “Justified”, which enters the Singles Chart at (#50).

On the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart, Daughtry retains the (#1) hit for a second week with “The Victim”. The song grabs another (24) plays to easily take the top spot. “The Victim” became the group’s 17th (#1) single last week and appears to be a strong contender to remain on top in the near future.

The surprise of the week is Darius Rucker who continues an improbable run up the chart moving to (#2) with “My Masterpiece”. The song is one of the longest running hits on the SongByrd 60 which entered the chart in late March 2021. That is very rare as most songs that aren’t in the top ten by the end of four months almost never move up to that lofty position. “My Masterpiece” spends a third week as the top Country song and is Rucker’s sixth (#1) Country song.

Wolfgang Van Halen moves up two slots to (#3) with “You’re To Blame”. The hit is his second Byrdy Dozen as his first, “Don’t Back Down”, hit the top of the chart. Ed Sheeran remains steady at (#4) with “Shivers” to take over the top Hot AC (Top 40) song. Forest Blakk has a tough week coming off the high of having his first full week of plays with “Fall Into Me” last week. The hit blasted from (#13) to (#2) last week, but falls to (#5) to round out the top five.

The Newsboys score their 9th Byrdy Dozen hit as “Magnetic” moves from (#13) to (#12). The hit is the first single from their (#8) album, “Stand”, which became their 11th Byrdy Dozen album last week. “Magnetic” currently sits as the (#3) Christian Contemporary song behind Skillet’s “Surviving The Game” (4th week at #1) and Jeremy Camp’s “When You Speak”.

There are seven debuts on the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart led by Matt Stell’s “Boyfriend Season” which enters at (#32). Stell scored a top five hit, “That Ain’t Me No More”, in late June which also spent three weeks as the top Country song.

Other entries include “No Hard Feelings” by Old Dominion at (#36), Fuel’s “Don’t Say I” at (#38), “Some Habits” by Cole Swindell at (#47), “Justified” by Kacey Musgraves at (#50), “The Game Is Over” by Evanescence at (#58) and Alana Springsteen’s “I Blame You” at (#60).

(For The Week Ending October 9, 2021)

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Daughtry Dominate SongByrd 60 Charts


Daughtry take their dominance up a level this week as the band lead all three of the SongByrd 60 charts. The group spend their third straight week on top of both the Albums and Artists charts, but they also take over the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart with “The Victim” blasting from (#4) to (#1). The new hit has a 4-spin increase from last week to move to (24) plays.

“The Victim” is the 17th overall (#1) single for the group and is the first song to hit the top of Byrdbored from their new album, “Dearly Beloved”. The album became the band’s fifth (#1) overall album three weeks ago. Daughtry receives another (112) total song plays to easily remain the top artist on Byrdbored for a third straight week.

On the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart, Forest Blakk blasts from (#13) to (#2) with his latest single, “Fall Into Me”. It is the Power Pick Hit Single of the Week with a 9-play increase from last week. Some of that is due to “Fall Into Me” receiving it’s first full week of plays, but nonetheless it is one of the hottest songs on Byrdbored. “Fall Into Me” is Blakk’s fourth Byrdy Dozen hit and all have been in 2021 (including Vault charts).

Skillet held the top single the last two weeks with “Surviving The Game”, but it drops to (#3) this week. The hit remains the top Christian Contemporary song for a third week. “Surviving The Game” is the group’s 20th overall (#1) on Byrdbored in their nearly 25-year career. Skillet was inducted into the Nest Of Fame in 2017.

Ed Sheeran also has one of the hotter songs as “Shivers” continues to work it’s way up the Singles Chart moving from (#6) to (#4). “Shivers” has a 4-play increase from last week and could be pushing for the top spot in coming weeks. Sheeran’s previous single, “Bad Habits”, peaked at (#4) on the SongByrd 60.

Both Mammoth WVH with “You’re To Blame” at (#5) and Darius Rucker with “My Masterpiece” at (#6) receive four more plays compared to last week and are still very strong hit songs. Rucker spends his second week with the top Country song with “My Masterpiece”.

John Mayer scores his 17th Byrdy Dozen hit single as “Wild Blue” moves from (#15) to (#11) with a 3-spin increase from last week. “Wild Blue” is Mayer’s fourth Byrdy Dozen hit from his former (#1) album, “Sob Rock”. The biggest hit so far is “Last Train Home” which spent four weeks on top and could finish in the top five songs of 2021.

Tremonti score a third Byrdy Dozen hit single as “If Not For You” jumps from (#16) to (#12). The song is the first hit from their new album, “Marching In Time”, which moves up one notch to (#6) on the Albums chart this week. Tremonti is, of course, led by guitarist Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge.

On the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart, Wolfgang Van Halen follows Daughtry at (#2) with “Mammoth WVH” moving back up one spot. Jeremy Camp’s album, “When You Speak”, slips another slot down to (#3) in it’s fourth week on the chart. OneRepublic moves back up to (#4) with “Human” which is a second week at that peak position. Dua Lipa rounds out the top five with “Future Nostalgia” slipping to (#5).

The Newsboys have the High Flyin’ Debut Album of the Week with “Stand” coming in at (#8). The album is the Christian Contemporary group’s 11th Byrdy Dozen album all-time. The album is led by the first single, “Magnetic”, which leaps from (#20) to (#13) on the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart.

The Power Pick Hit Album of the Week is “PWR/UP” by AC/DC which receives a 17-song play increase largely due to the release of the new video for “Through The Mists Of Time”. The tune re-enters the SongByrd 60 at (#48) and helps drive AC/DC back up the SongByrd 60 Artists Chart as well leaping from (#36) to (#18).

On the SongByrd 60 Artists Chart, OneRepublic remains strong at (#2) behind Daughtry for a fourth overall week. The Newsboys take full advantage of their new album, “Stand”, coming in at (#8) (as well as their 2010 album, “Born Again”, landing on top of the Vault Albums Chart) and catapult from (#38) to (#3). Imagine Dragons remain at (#4) for a second week while Jeremy Camp slips from (#3) to (#5).

Jason Aldean leaps from (#25) to (#15) thanks to the combination of his new hit single with Carrie Underwood, “If I Didn’t Love You”, moving to (#15) and his new album announcement this week. “Macon” will be his first album release November 12, 2021. Technically Aldean will be releasing a double album, “Macon, Georgia”, on April 22, 2022 which includes 20 new songs along with live tracks. Byrdbored will count “Macon” and “Georgia” as separate albums for purposes of charting due to the different release dates (much like Eric Church had early in 2021 with “Heart” and “Soul”).

The ByrdTrax volume has another killer week actually coming in with the second highest total ever at (1,280). Last week set a Byrdbored all-time record at (1,313) song plays for the week. The 2021 weekly song play average is now up to (1,101) with the Byrdy Dozen (last 12 weeks) average right at (1,200). The 2021 weekly average is currently (241) songs higher per week than 2020.

(For the week ending October 2, 2021)

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Skillet, Daughtry Lead SongByrd 60 For Second Week


For the third time during 2021, the ByrdTrax weekly volume hit a new high of (1,313) which made the competition even more intense. Despite that competition, Skillet remains on top of the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart with “Surviving The Game” adding another 25 spins in it’s second week on the chart.

“Surviving The Game” debuted on top last week giving Skillet their 20th overall (#1) song. It is also their 38th top Christian Contemporary hit and their 24th (#1) Rock song. “Surviving The Game” is the lead single from the group’s 11th album, “Dominion”, due out January 14, 2022.

OneRepublic remain at (#2) for a third straight week with “Run”. The third top five hit from the band’s top five album, “Human”, actually increases it’s total plays from last week, but it still doesn’t have enough juice for the top spot. “Run” is currently the 12th most played song of 2021 despite not hitting the top.

Jeremy Camp remains at (#3) for a second week with the title track from his former (#1) album, “When You Speak”. It is Camp’s 37th (#1) Christian Contemporary song on Byrdbored. Camp’s album, “When You Speak”, is his 12th (#1) album which is the most by any artist in Byrdbored history.

The Power Pick Hit Single of the Week is Daughtry’s “The Victim” which blasts from (#17) to (#4) with a 7-spin increase from last week. “The Victim” is the band’s 41st Byrdy Dozen hit and scores the group’s 37th top five hit all-time.

Mammoth WVH lands a second top five hit as “You’re To Blame” jumps from (#7) to (#5). Wolfgang Van Halen hit (#1) with his first Byrdy Dozen hit, “Don’t Back Down”, earlier in the Summer. Wolfgang’s “Mammoth WVH” album spent six weeks on top of Byrdbored and is the second most listened to album of 2021 so far.

Last week’s Power Pick Hit Single of the week, “Shivers” by Ed Sheeran, lives up to the hype leaping from (#14) to (#6) this week. “Shivers” is still one of the hottest tunes with a 5-spin increase from last week. Sheeran’s new album, “=“, is due out October 29, 2021.

Darius Rucker has the top Country song with “My Masterpiece” moving up one spot to (#9). The hit has been one of the hotter Country songs the last few weeks and picks up three more plays than last week. “My Masterpiece” is Rucker’s sixth top Country song.

This week’s High Flyin’ Debut Single of the Week is from none other than Forest Blakk who blasts onto the SongByrd 60 at (#13) with “Fall Into Me”. The song was written by Blakk along with Rob Thomas and Gregg Wattenberg. Blakk already has the front-runner for Song of the Year as “If You Love Her” is the most listened to song of 2021 and spent ten weeks on top of Byrdbored earlier in the year.

On the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart, Daughtry has another fantastic week with (92) song plays from their new album, “Dearly Beloved”, to stay on top. The album became the band’s fifth top album last week, and it could be setting up for an even longer run at (#1) in the coming weeks.

Jeremy Camp remains at (#2) for a second week with “When You Speak” after dropping from the top last week. “Mammoth WVH” stays put at (#3) followed by Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia” which moves back up one slot to (#4). OneRepublic round out the top five moving from (#6) to (#5) with “Human”. John Mayer’s “Sob Rock” drops out of the top five for the first time in eleven weeks falling to (#6).

The High Flyin’ Debut Album of the Week is Tremonti’s “Marching In Time” which comes in at (#7) with (55) song plays. It is the group’s third Byrdy Dozen album and is led by Mark Tremonti who is more known for being the lead guitarist of Creed and Alter Bridge. The first single, “If Not For You”, moves up from (#19) to (#16) on the Singles Chart this week.

The other Byrdy Dozen debut album is “Here’s To Anyone” by Laine Hardy coming in at (#12). The album receives (24) song plays in it’s first week on the chart. Hardy is the 2019 American Idol winner and could see a first song, “Memorize You”, crack the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart next week.

Forest Blakk already has the High Flyin Debut Single of the Week with “Fall Into Me”, but he also receives a 7-song increase from his current EP, “Sideways”, which is the Power Pick Hit Album of the Week. The album, “Sideways”, moves from (#32) to (#17) with the title track also leaping from (#53) to (#40) on the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart.

(For the week ending September 25, 2021)

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Skillet, Daughtry Rock Top Of SongByrd 60 Charts


With the release of their new song, “Surviving The Game”, on Wednesday, September 15th, Skillet debut on top of the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart with 22 spins. The couple of extra days definitely is the key for the Rock act giving “Surviving The Game” four full days of plays. It is the band’s 20th (#1) song and is the first single from their new album, “Dominion”, set for release January 14, 2022. Skillet will be celebrating their 25th year as a band in 2022 and seem to be ready to celebrate with a bang if “Surviving The Game” is any indication of what type of songs will be on the new album.

OneRepublic remain at (#2) for a second week and take over the top Hot AC song with “Run”. The hit actually receives one more play than last week, but it wasn’t enough to hold off Skillet. Jeremy Camp scores his 33rd top five hit as “When You Speak” leaps from (#8) to (#3). Dua Lipa finally runs out of gas with “Hallucinate” which falls from the top down to (#4) after two weeks at (#1). For King & Country round out the top five with “Relate” spending a second week at (#5). After five weeks with the top Christian Contemporary song, however, For King & Country’s “Relate” drops behind Skillet’s “Surviving The Game” and Jeremy Camp’s “When You Speak”. It is very rare for the SongByrd 60 to have three Christian Contemporary artists in the top five, but 2021 has been a really solid year for Christian music and appears to be getting even better as the year ends.

Darius Rucker lands his 9th solo Byrdy Dozen hit as “My Masterpiece” moves from (#13) to (#10). The song has been steadily climbing the SongByrd 60 and definitely is one of the hotter hits of late. “My Masterpiece” receives two more spins than last week and could push into the top five in the coming weeks.

Another Country artist scores her first-ever Byrdy Dozen as Kylie Morgan moves from (#15) to (#12) with “Shoulda”. Morgan is one of the front-runners for new Country artist for 2021. Her debut EP, “Love, Kylie”, peaked at (#8) on the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart and was released in June 2021.

Ed Sheeran has the Power Pick Hit Single of the Week with “Shivers” landing at (#14) on the SongByrd 60 with a 9-spin increase from last week. “Shivers” is the follow-up to his (#4) Byrdbored hit, “Bad Habits”. Sheeran’s new album, “=“, is due out October 29, 2021.

The High Flyin’ Debut Album of the Week is Daughtry’s new album, “Dearly Beloved”, which comes in with (100) song plays in it’s first week. It lands on top of the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart and is Daughtry’s fifth (#1) album all-time. Daughtry’s last release, “Cage To Rattle”, is their only album to not hit the top peaking at (#3) in 2018. The (100) song plays from an individual album is the highest for one week in 2021.

“Dearly Beloved” contributes five SongByrd 60 Singles this week with “The Victim” charting the highest at (#17). “Asylum” debuts at (#32) and “Lioness” comes in at (#49). The other two entries are re-entering the chart as “Heavy Is The Crown” lands at (#54) and peaked in the top 20 earlier in 2021, while “World On Fire” comes in at (#55) but peaked at (#5) in late 2020.

Coming in at (#2) on the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart is last week’s (#1) by Jeremy Camp, “When You Speak”, which picks up another strong (75) song plays in it’s second week on the chart. “When You Speak” became Camp’s 12th (#1) album (all-time) last week which gives the Christian Contemporary artist the most Byrdbored (#1) albums ever.

“Mammoth WVH” finally slides out of the top two slots in it’s 15th week on the chart falling to (#3) for Wolfgang Van Halen. John Mayer’s “Sob Rock” drops one notch to (#4), while Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostaligia” spends it’s 37th week in the top five at (#5).

Lauren Alaina debuts at (#11) with “Sitting Pretty On Top Of The World” to land her third Byrdy Dozen album. The Country artist hit (#2) with her last album, “Road Less Traveled” in 2017. The title track to that album is also Alaina’s biggest hit single peaking at (#5).

(For the week ending September 18, 2021)

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Jeremy Camp Scores Byrdbored Leading 12th (#1) Album; Dua Lipa Continues To “Hallucinate” At (#1)


Jeremy Camp has been recording music since 2002, and it is safe to say he is one of the most consistent Christian Contemporary artists around. This week Camp takes the lead with his 12th (#1) album in Byrdbored history as his latest effort, “When You Speak”, takes the crown on the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart. “When You Speak” gives Camp the lead over Def Leppard, Bon Jovi and Tim McGraw who each have eleven (#1) albums all-time. The album garners (86) song plays in it’s debut week to take the top spot.

The song that receives the most plays from the album is the title track which blasts from (#14) to (#8) on the SongByrd 60. “When You Speak” gives Camp his 42nd Byrdy Dozen hit. Camp has scored (18) total (#1) singles including (37) top Christian songs and is currently ranked as the (#11) artist in Byrdbored history. “When You Speak” is also the Power Pick Pick Hit Single of the Week with a 4-spin increase from last week.

Dua Lipa leads the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart with “Hallucinate” for a second week. The tune became her second Byrdbored (#1) hit single last week and it is her fourth top five hit from her former (#1) album, “Future Nostalgia”. The album spends a 36th consecutive week in the top five on the Albums Chart at (#4) this week.

Following Lipa on the Singles Chart, are OneRepublic moving up one slot to (#2) with “Run”. It is the band’s eighth top five single. Santana’s new song, “Move”, featuring Rob Thomas and American Authors “moves” back up one notch to (#3). “Move” has already spent two weeks on top of Byrdbored. Evanescence drops from (#2) to (#4) with “Better Without You” but retains the top Rock song for a second week. The Christian Contemporary duo known as For King & Country moves into the top five with “Relate” at (#5). It is the fifth straight week for “Relate” leading all Christian Contemporary songs for the duo.

Mammoth WVH makes a strong move with “You’re To Blame” leaping from (#10) to (#6) on the Singles Chart. It is the second Byrdy Dozen hit single for Wolfgang Van Halen who, of course, is the son of the legendary guitarist, Eddie Van Halen. Another new rocker makes a strong move as Ayron Jones takes his first solo Byrdy Dozen hit, “Mercy”, from (#11) to (#7) this week.

Following Jeremy Camp on the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart is Wolfgang Van Halen’s debut album, “Mammoth WVH”, which spends a 14th week in the top two slots. At (#3) is John Mayer’s “Sob Rock” which remains a strong new effort for the guitarist. Dua Lipa moves back up from (#5) to (#4) with “Future Nostalgia” and Seattle rocker, Ayron Jones, moves back up from (#6) to (#5) with his solo debut, “Child Of The State”.

In a very disappointing drop this week is the latest album from Imagine Dragons, “Mercury Act I”, which takes a tough fall to (#7). The fifth album from the group debuted on top of the Albums Chart last week to score their fourth (#1) album all-time. However, the quick drop down to (#7) might be showing the new effort isn’t as strong as the consistently strong albums at the top of the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart.

(For the week ending September 11, 2021)

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Dua Lipa Scores 2nd SongByrd 60 (#1) With “Hallucinate”; Imagine Dragons Land 4th Straight (#1) Album


Dua Lipa is having quite a year in 2021. Her former (#1) album, “Future Nostalgia”, is the front-runner for Album of the Year and currently remains at (#5). She has also scored four top five hit singles including “Levitating” which spent four weeks on top of the SongByrd 60.

This week Lipa adds some more musical bling to her resume scoring her second (#1) hit as “Hallucinate” leaps from (#5) to (#1). Apparently (last week), the hit was the Power Pick Hit for good reason as it takes over the top despite major competition. A potential fifth top five hit, “Cool”, also leaps from (#34) to (#24) this week.

Evanescence jump from (#4) to (#2) to take over the top Rock song of the week with “Better Without You”. It is the highest charting hit for the band from their former (#1) album, “The Bitter Truth”, which has also produced two (#4) hits in “Wasted On You” and “Yeah Right”. “The Bitter Truth” currently sits at (#10) on the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart and has been certified Platinum.

OneRepublic has the Power Pick Hit Single of the Week with “Run” blasting from (#9) to (#3). The song also helps the new album, “Human”, move up two more spots to (#4) on the Albums chart. “Human” is the Power Pick Hit Album of the Week. “Run” is now the eighth top five hit for OneRepublic and could contend for the top in coming weeks.

After an impressive two weeks on top, “Move” by Santana featuring Rob Thomas and American Authors drops to (#4) followed by the top Country song, “Wild Hearts” by Keith Urban at (#5). It is the third straight week that “Wild Hearts” holds down the top Country song.

The top Christian Contemporary song moves from (#11) to (#7) as “Relate” by For King & Country spends a fourth week with the top Christian Contemporary hit. The Nashville-based duo of Joel and Luke Smallbone are definitely building a ton of momentum in 2021 and with an album release in 2021 could become even bigger as the year ends.

There are two debuts into the Byrdy Dozen this week. Mammoth WVH scores a second hit as “You’re To Blame” leaps from (#15) to (#10). The first hit from Wolfgang Van Halen, “Don’t Back Down”, hit the top of Byrdbored. Ayron Jones scores his first-ever Byrdy Dozen hit with “Mercy” jumping from (#16) to (#11). The tune has been slowly moving up the SongByrd 60 for months and now seems poised to make a major move in coming weeks.

Imagine Dragons land their fourth consecutive (#1) album as “Mercury Act I” is the High Flyin’ Debut Album of the Week. The release is the band’s fifth overall album as their debut album, “Night Visions”, is their only album to not hit the top settling for (#2). The album contains the High Flyin’ Debut Single of the Week as “Wrecked” comes in at (#32) on the SongByrd 60.

“Mammoth WVH” drops back down to (#2) for Wolfgang Van Halen after spending a sixth non-consecutive week on top last week. John Mayer’s “Sob Rock” drops a notch to (#3). OneRepublic moves up two places to (#4) with “Human” followed by Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia” which spends a 35th straight week in the top five at (#5).

Brian Setzer has the other top album debut of the week as “Gotta Have The Rumble” lands at (#9). It is the sixth Byrdy Dozen album for Setzer including the Brian Setzer Orchestra.

(For the week ending September 4, 2021)

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