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“Break The Spell” Returns To (#1) Album For Daughtry On 10-Year Anniversary


Daughtry celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their third album, “Break The Spell”, in style this week as it moves from (#3) to (#1) on the Vault Albums Chart. The album originally spent nine weeks on top so that means “Break The Spell” hits ten weeks on top of Byrdbored. If the album continues a run in the Vault Byrdy Dozen, it could become Daughtry’s third Diamond certified album. That would tie Daughtry with Keith Urban for second place with the most Diamond certified albums behind only Def Leppard with four.

OneRepublic move to a new peak at (#2) with their 2013 album, “Native”, which includes the (#1) Vault song, “Love Runs Out”, for a second week. After three weeks on top, “Restless Heart”, by Whitesnake drops to (#3) followed by Jason Aldean’s “Night Train” at (#4) and Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away” at (#5).

Carrie Underwood actually has one of the better weeks for an artist in recent memory scoring five albums in the Vault Byrdy Dozen. “Blown Away” hits (#5), “Play On” moves from (#23) to (#7), “Carnival Ride” sits at (#8) followed by “Storyteller” at (#9) and her debut album, “Some Hearts”, leaps from (#16) to (#11). Underwood is part of the (#1) SongByrd 60 hit (along with Jason Aldean), “If I Didn’t Love You”, which has definitely spiked some interest in her past music. Underwood is also at (#5) on the SongByrd 60 Artists Chart.

On the Vault SongByrd 60 Singles Chart, OneRepublic spend a second week at (#1) with “Love Runs Out”. The recently certified Platinum hit caught fire last week to re-enter the Byrdy Dozen on top. OneRepublic continue to have a very respectable end to 2021 scoring hit songs and albums on all Byrdbored charts along with currently residing at (#3) on the SongByrd 60 Artists Chart.

At (#2) is Carrie Underwood’s 2009 hit, “Cowboy Casanova”, which originally hit (#1) on Byrdbored. With all of Underwood’s music receiving plays recently, “Cowboy Casanova” is the big winner this week blasting from (#31) to (#2). The hit takes over the top Vault Country song from Jason Aldean’s “Johnny Cash” which drops from (#5) to (#8) on the Vault SongByrd 60.

Lenny Kravitz moves back up one notch to (#3) with “Are You Gonna Go My Way” followed by For King & Country’s “God Only Knows” at (#4). John Mayer’s “Assassin” moves up one slot to (#5) to give him his 17th top five in Byrdbored history.

Darius Rucker re-enters the Byrdy Dozen with “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” jumping from (#15) to (#7). The hit originally peaked at (#8) in 2008. Rucker has received tons of interest in his past solo catalog including his debut solo Country album, “Learn To Live”, which hit (#1) on the Vault Albums Chart. The album includes both “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” and his (#2) Vault song, “History In The Making”. “Learn To Live” currently sits at (#6) on the Vault Albums Chart and has been certified 2x Platinum.

George Strait scores his 11th Byrdy Dozen as “You Look So Good In Love” blasts from (#24) to (#9). Strait’s early 1980’s music has been making major impact over the last two years on the Vault charts since many of his albums were never listened to during that time. Strait’s “The Cowboy Rides Away” is one of the front-runners for Vault Country Song of the Year.

Another Country star is finally making some impact on Byrdbored. Thomas Rhett hasn’t had any hits, but with his latest single release, “Slow Down Summer”, climbing the SongByrd 60 to (#29) things are changing. One of Rhett’s early Country radio hits, “It Goes Like This”, debuts on Byrdbored at (#10) on the Vault SongByrd 60, and he officially scores his first Byrdy Dozen hit.

(For the week ending November 20, 2021)

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OneRepublic, Whitesnake Lead Vault SongByrd 60 Charts


OneRepublic has been around roughly 14 years, and they never fail to come up with solid hit songs. The guys take one of those hits to the top of the Vault Singles Chart this week as “Love Runs Out” blasts onto the chart. The 2014 release originally peaked at (#3), but hits the top as of this week. The hit is also certified Platinum in the process. “Love Runs Out” is featured on the band’s third album, “Native”, which spends a 7th overall week at (#4) this week on the Vault Albums Chart.

The band released their One Night Live In Malibu concert this week which did help increase the group’s song plays. It is intended to help with the promotion of their new album, “Human”, which has so far peaked at (#4) on Byrdbored. However, the performances also help to drive OneRepublic’s catalog of music which is beginning to really add up.

The Gap Band drop from the top down to (#2) with “You Dropped A Bomb On Me”, but the hit has now been certified Diamond. For King & Country drop one spot to (#3) with “God Only Knows”, but the hit retains the top Vault Christian Contemporary song for a 6th week. Lenny Kravitz also falls one notch to (#4) with “Are You Gonna Go My Way”, but it spends a third straight week (7th overall) as the top Vault Rock song. Jason Aldean rounds out the top five with his 2007 hit, “Johnny Cash”, which spends it’s 16th overall week as the top Country song.

With a ton of momentum of late, Whitesnake has one of their classic hits, “Still Of The Night”, blast from (#41) to (#11) on the Vault Singles Chart. The hit originally spent three weeks on top in 1988 and has been certified Platinum.

ZZ Top continue to have Vault Chart success as their 1984 hit, “Sharp Dressed Man”, re-enters the Byrdy Dozen on the Vault Singles Chart. The song leaps from (#15) to (#12) on the Vault SongByrd 60 Chart and has now been certified Diamond. “Sharp Dressed Man” originally hit (#1) and has now spent (22) weeks in the Byrdy Dozen.

The Vault Albums Chart is mostly turned upside down this week, but Whitesnake still remains on top for a third straight week with “Restless Heart”. The album was originally released everywhere but America in 1996, but is having it’s first chart action on Byrdbored as the Vault (#1) album. “Restless Heart” has now been certified Platinum and should remain fairly strong in coming weeks although Christmas Vault albums should be coming soon.

Most of the top of the Vault Albums Chart did change this week with eight new albums in the Byrdy Dozen. Jason Aldean re-enters the Byrdy Dozen with his 2012 album, “Night Train”, at (#2). The album is Aldean’s biggest ever hitting (#1) for nine weeks and has been certified Diamond moving to the (#29) album in Byrdbored history. Aldean also scores the (#10) album, “Wide Open”, along with (#11), “Relentless”, and his self-titled debut album at (#13). Aldean’s “My Kinda Party” also hits (#35).

Daughtry remains at (#3) with “Break The Spell” which is celebrating it’s 10-year anniversary. OneRepublic’s “Native” is at (#4) featuring the (#1) Vault hit, “Love Runs Out”. Coldplay rounds out the top five with “Mylo Xyloto” which is a new peak for the album released in 2011 and is celebrating roughly 10 years since it’s release.

Carrie Underwood has a huge week scoring the SongByrd 60 (#1) single with Jason Aldean, “If I Didn’t Love You”, but she also receives a great deal of spins from her past music library. Her 2012 album, “Blown Away”, re-enters the Byrdy Dozen on the Vault Albums Chart at (#6) and Underwood’s 2007 album, “Carnaval Ride”, re-enters at (#7). Both albums originally peaked at (#5). Carrie Underwood also has her debut album, “Some Hearts”, register at (#16) and her “Play On” album blast from (#60) to (#23).

(For the week ending November 13, 2021)

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The Gap Band “Drop A Bomb” On The Vault Charts


On November 2, 2021, Ronnie Wilson who founded The Gap Band passed away at the age of 73. Even though I can’t say I was a huge fan, they had many songs that I liked and listened to especially in the early 1980’s. One of their huge hits was “You Dropped A Bomb On Me” which spent four weeks at (#1) in 1982. The hit re-enters Byrdbored on the Vault Singles Chart at (#1) in the wake of Ronnie Wilson’s passing, and I had truly forgotten how much I love this song! It is most definitely one of my favorite 1980’s songs. Thanks for all the music memories and legacy Ronnie Wilson (along with Charlie and Robert Wilson). One of the many reasons I do Byrdbored is to keep music history alive, and “You Dropped A Bomb On Me” is a gem for the ages. RIP Ronnie Wilson…

There are many shake ups on the Vault Charts this week including the Christian Contemporary duo known as For King & Country. Joel and Luke Smallbone are having quite the 2021 on the Vault Charts with their new album set for a March 2022 release. “God Only Knows” blasts from (#6) to (#2) on the Vault Singles Chart and spends a fifth straight week as the top Vault Christian Contemporary song. Earlier in 2021, “Amen” peaked at (#3) on the Vault Singles Chart, and their album, “Burn The Ships”, also peaked at (#2) on the Vault Albums Chart during the year.

Lenny Kravitz is having a resurgence on Byrdbored Vault Charts as his 1993 hit song, “Are You Gonna Go My Way”, moves up four notches to (#3). The hit originally spent three weeks on top in 1993. It also spends a second week as the top Vault Rock song (6th overall). The album, “Are You Gonna Go My Way”, hits a new peak on Byrdbored blasting from (#21) to (#2) as well this week.

Enrique Iglesias returns to Byrdbored this week celebrating 20 years of his album, “Escape”. His massive hit song, “Hero”, re-enters the Byrdy Dozen at (#4) as does the album, “Escape”. “Hero” peaked on top of Byrdbored originally in 2001, but the “Escape” album only peaked at (#10) originally. It is hard to believe this classic pop ballad is 20 years old!

Eric Church scores the top Vault Country song as he “creeps” up on everyone blasting from (#36) to (#8) on the Vault SongByrd 60 Singles Chart with “Creepin’”. The hit was originally released in 2011 and marks it’s 10-year anniversary. (#8) is a new peak for the hit as Church’s solid 2021 continues. Church also landed a (#2) Vault Single with “Springsteen” earlier in the year which spent five weeks as the top Vault Country song.

Last week’s (#1) Vault hit, “Joanna”, by Kool & The Gang has a tough week tumbling to (#9) along with last week’s (#3) hit, “Apologize”, by OneRepublic which is down to (#10). Alicia Keys also has a huge drop with “Fallin’” (how ironic) crashing from (#2) to (#7).

On the Vault Albums Chart, Whitesnake spend a second week on top with “Restless Heart”. The album was originally released in 1996, but wasn’t available in the United States. The album features many potential hits for this Whitesnake fan, but “Too Many Tears” is the highest charter of the week coming in at (#13) on the Vault Singles Chart. The blues ballad just has a nice feel to it, and could be crashing into the Vault top ten soon.

“Are You Gonna Go My Way” by Lenny Kravitz blasts from (#21) to (#2) on the Vault Albums Chart which is a new peak for Kravitz. Daughtry’s 2011 album, “Break The Spell”, is celebrating a 10-year anniversary and re-enters the Byrdy Dozen at (#3). The album could become the Rock group’s third Diamond album if it has a decent run on the Vault Albums Chart in the coming weeks. Enrique Iglesias sits at (#4) with “Escape” which celebrates it’s 20-year anniversary this week.

The Gap Band score the (#5) Vault Album as “Gap Band IV” hits a new peak. The 1982 album, of course, contains the (#1) Vault hit, “You Dropped A Bomb On Me”, along with “Early In The Morning” which comes in at (#45) and “Outstanding” which lands at (#46).

Ed Sheeran’s week just gets better as his “Multiply” album lands at (#8) on the Vault Albums Chart which is a new peak. The 2014 release contains the (#5) hit, “Sing”, and the (#11) hit, “Don’t”. The album did not originally peak in the Byrdy Dozen.

(For the week ending November 6, 2021)

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Kool & The Gang, Whitesnake Grab Top Vault Spots


Kool & The Gang have had quite the 2021 on Byrdbored. They have already landed two (#1) Vault songs as “Misled” and “Tonight” ruled earlier in the year. This week their classic hit, “Joanna”, moves from (#2) to the top of the Vault SongByrd 60 Singles Chart to give the group their third (#1) of the year. As I get older, I have realized how much I really like Kool & The Gang’s music. I truly think they are very unappreciated and overlooked far too often.

The top Vault song for the last three weeks by Alicia Keys, “Fallin’”, drops down to (#2) on the Vault Singles Chart but has been certified Platinum. OneRepublic remain strong at (#3) with “Apologize” for a second week. Dua Lipa jumps up three notches to (#4) with “Begging” to become Lipa’s sixth top five hit. Forest Blakk takes one step down to (#5) with “Where I First Found You” which is his fifth top five.

For King & Country move up two places to (#6) with “God Only Knows”. It has now spent the last four weeks as the top Vault Christian Contemporary song. Lenny Kravitz moves up two slots to (#7) with “Are You Gonna Go My Way” which takes over the top Vault Rock song from “The Pretender” by the Foo Fighters which falls to (#8). Old Dominion drop from (#6) down to (#9) but retain the top Vault Country song for a second week.

Ed Sheeran re-enters Byrdbored in the Vault Byrdy Dozen with “Perfect” at (#11) which originally was released in 2017 and peaked at (#6). The interest in Sheeran’s music should only increase in the coming months now that his new album, “Equals”, has been released and is the High Flyin’ Debut at (#2) on the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart.

John Mayer lands his 18th Byrdy Dozen hit single as “Assassin” blasts from (#19) to (#12) on the Vault 60 Singles chart. The song is featured on his (#1) album, “Battle Studies”, which was originally released in 2009. The album has already produced the (#1) hit, “Perfectly Lonely” and the (#2) hit, “Heartbreak Warfare”.

On the Vault 60 Albums Chart, Whitesnake score their fourth (#1) album on Byrdbored with “Restless Heart”. The album was originally released in 1996, but it had never been released in the United States until this week. The album actually produces five Vault 60 songs this week, and it could see quite a few song plays the rest of 2021 on into 2022.

Darius Rucker remains at (#2) with “Learn To Live” followed by “Songs In A Minor” by Alicia Keys at (#3) which jumps back up from (#7) last week. Old Dominion’s debut album, “Meat And Candy”, moves up one notch to (#4). Duran Duran’s “Rio” drops from the top down to (#5), but is the band’s third (#1) album on Byrdbored.

Despite Coldplay’s new album, “Music Of The Spheres”, not making any significant impact the group is having a solid Vault run. The band’s 2015 album, “A Head Full Of Dreams”, enters the Vault Byrdy Dozen at a new peak at (#7). The album’s lead single, “Adventure Of A Lifetime”, also jumps from (#48) to (#33) on the Vault 60 Singles Chart. Coldplay sits at (#14) on the SongByrd 60 Artists Chart.

(For the week ending October 30, 2021)

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Duran Duran Score Third (#1) Album As “Rio” Leads Vault 60 Albums Chart


Duran Duran are celebrating 40 years as a band in style this week as their 1982 album, “Rio”, re-enters the Byrdy Dozen on the Vault Albums Chart at (#1). The album most likely would have originally been a (#1) album if the Byrdbored Album Charts had began in 1982. However, since the Album charts began in 1983, “Rio”, was only able to originally peak at (#3).

The album contains the hits “Hungry Like A Wolf” which peaked at (#2), and the title song which peaked at (#3). “Save A Prayer” also crashed the top ten at (#7) but re-enters the Byrdy Dozen on the Vault Singles Chart at (#10) this week. I would expect Duran Duran to continue a strong run on the Vault Charts in the coming months on into 2022.

Darius Rucker remains at (#2) with his debut Country solo album, “Learn To Live”, followed by the Foo Fighters with “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace” at (#3). Ed Sheeran catapults from (#39) to (#4) with “Divide” in anticipation of his new album, “Equals”, next week. That matches the album’s peak position back in 2017. Old Dominion’s debut album, “Meat And Candy”, remains at (#5) for a second week. The (#1) album the last two weeks, “Songs In A Minor”, by Alicia Keys drops to (#7).

Another album that is receiving spins is Adele’s 2011 release, “21”, which comes in at (#9). The album is receiving interest due to Adele’s new music being released and her new album, “30”, due out November 19th.

On the Vault SongByrd 60 Singles Chart, Alicia Keys continues her tight hold on the top with her classic 2001 hit, “Fallin’”. The tune has now spent three weeks at (#1) and could even be strong enough to remain on top a bit longer. Keys also sits at (#23) on the SongByrd 60 Artists Chart.

Following Keys at (#2) is another classic from Kool & The Gang as “Joanna” moves up one notch. Kool & The Gang have scored two (#1) Vault hits in 2021 with “Misled” and “Tonight”. OneRepublic move up one slot to (#3) with their debut hit, “Apologize”, which is a new peak. Forest Blakk also inches up one place to (#4) with “Where I First Found You”. The Foo Fighters round out the Vault top five as “The Pretender” finally tumbles from (#2) to (#5). However, “The Pretender” remains the top Vault Rock song for a sixth week.

Duran Duran land eleven hit songs in the Vault SongByrd 60 led by “Save A Prayer” at (#10). “Hungry Like A Wolf” at (#14), “Rio” at (#15) and “The Reflex” at (#24) are the other highest charters this week.

(For the week ending October 23, 2021)

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Alicia Keys Controls Vault Charts For Second Straight Week


Alicia Keys continues to blow away the Vault Charts as she maintains control for a second straight week. Her debut single, “Fallin’”, spends a second week at (#1) on the Vault Singles Chart and a 4th consecutive week as the top Vault Hot AC (Top 40) song. Alicia Keys debut album, “Songs In A Minor”, also spends a second straight week on top of the Vault Albums Chart. Keys recently celebrated 20 years since the debut of her album which has sold over 6 million copies and helped Keys win five Grammy awards including New Artist.

On the Vault Singles Chart, the Foo Fighters move back up to (#2) with their 2007 hit, “The Pretender”, which spent two weeks at (#1) before Alicia Keys took over. “The Pretender” also spends a 5th week as the top Vault Rock song. Kool & The Gang move up one notch to (#3) with their 1983 release, “Joanna”. OneRepublic climb one slot to (#4) with “Apologize”, while Forest Blakk scores his 5th top five hit with “Where I First Found You” rounding out the top five.

Darius Rucker spends a 5th week with the top Vault Country song with “History In The Making” despite slipping four notches this week down to (#6). Dua Lipa moves up two places to (#7) with “Begging” followed by Reba McEntire’s ode to being a grandparent, “You’re Gonna Be”, which climbs two spots to (#8).

Old Dominion blasts from (#30) to (#9) with “Song For Another Time” which is featured on their debut album, “Meat And Candy”, which moves up three spots to (#5) on the Vault Albums Chart.

Lenny Kravitz moves to (#10) with “Are You Gonna Go My Way” which is a 1993 (#1) hit. For King & Country remain at (#11) for a second week with “God Only Knows” which also remains the top Vault Christian Contemporary song for a second week. ZZ Top re-enters the Byrdy Dozen at (#12) with “Sharp Dressed Man” which was originally a (#1) hit in 1983.

On the Vault Albums Chart, Darius Rucker’s debut Country album, “Learn To Live”, remains at (#2) behind Alicia Keys. The Foo Fighters also stay put at (#3) with “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace” for a second week. Stevie Wonder debuts for the first time with his 1976 album, “Songs In The Key Of Life”, which comes in at (#4) and celebrates 45 years since it’s initial release. Old Dominion’s 2015 debut album, “Meat And Candy”, moves up three notches to (#5).

Howard Jones surprises this week blasting up from (#39) to (#6) with 1985’s “Dream Into Action” which is actually a new peak for the album. Santana debuts on the chart at (#10) with his self-titled 1969 release thanks to increased interest from his new album, “Blessings And Miracles”, which debuts at (#9) on the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart. Mariah Carey celebrates the 30-year anniversary of her sophomore album, “Emotions”, by re-entering the Byrdy Dozen at (#11) on the Vault Albums Chart. The album originally peaked at (#2) in 1991.

Bryan Adams scores four albums on the Vault 60 albums Chart with “Reckless” at (#13), “18 ‘Til I Die” at (#14), “Waking Up The Neighbours” at (#30) and “Cuts Like A Knife” at (#33). Adams released his new single, “So Happy It Hurts”, this week and announced a new album of the same name on March 11, 2022. “So Happy It Hurts” is the High Flyin’ Debut Single of the Week on the SongByrd 60 coming in at (#27). The increase in interest for Adams causes his re-entry on the SongByrd 60 Artists Chart hitting (#14). Adams could continue to see a spike in song plays in the coming months.

(For the week ending October 16, 2021)

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Alicia Keys Controls Vault SongByrd 60 Charts


In June 2021, the debut album from Alicia Keys, “Songs In A Minor”, amazingly celebrated a 20-year anniversary. The anniversary sparked a resurgence of the album on Byrdbored which comes to a head this week. Both the album and her first single, “Fallin’”, hit the top of the Vault SongByrd 60 Charts which are new peak positions for both.

“Fallin’” has been working it’s way up the Vault Singles Chart the last six weeks and moves from (#2) to the top this week. “Songs In A Minor” leaps from (#16) to the top of the Vault Albums Chart with a 20-song play increase. “Fallin’” is truly a classic Pop/R&B song from the early 2000’s and could see a multi-week run on top.

On the Vault Singles Chart, Darius Rucker moves up one notch to (#2) with “History In The Making”. Rucker also holds down the (#2) song on the SongByrd 60 Singles Chart with “My Masterpiece” this week and has had a great run of late. “History In The Making” spends a fourth week as the top Vault Country song.

The Vault (#1) song for the last two weeks, “The Pretender”, by the Foo Fighters falls to (#3) but remains the top Vault Rock song for a fourth straight week. Kool & The Gang’s “Joanna” moves up one spot to (#4) which is a new peak. OneRepublic rounds out the top five with “Apologize” which ties it’s original peak back in 2007.

Forest Blakk is having quite the 2021. He has charted three top five hit singles on the SongByrd 60 including the front-runner for (#1) Song of the Year with “If You Love Her”. As of this week, Blakk charts his fifth overall Byrdy Dozen song of 2021 as “Where I First Found You” blasts from (#16) to (#7) on the Vault Singles Chart. Earlier in 2021, Blakk scored his second (#1) song as “Tread Lightly” hit Vault (#1) for five weeks and should be in the running for Vault Song of the Year. “Where I First Found You” is featured on Blakk’s “Minutes” EP which currently sits at (#7) on the Vault Albums Chart and peaked at (#2) earlier in 2021.

The Christian Contemporary Duo known as For King & Country score their third Byrdy Dozen hit song of 2021 as “God Only Knows” moves from (#20) to (#11) on the Vault Singles Chart. It takes over as the top Vault Christian Contemporary song after “Born Again” by the Newsboys led last week. The duo’s previous Vault hit, “Amen”, peaked at (#3) and spent eight weeks as the top Vault Christian Contemporary song.

A classic from 1993 returns to the Byrdy Dozen on the Vault Singles Chart as “Are You Gonna Go My Way” by Lenny Kravitz leaps from (#17) to (#12). The hit originally peaked at (#1) for three weeks and has been certified Diamond on Byrdbored. Kravitz has been a mainstay on Byrdbored since the early 1990’s and is currently ranked as the (#84) artist in Byrdbored history.

On the Vault Albums Chart, Darius Rucker follows Alicia Keys with “Learn To Live”. The album hit (#1) two weeks ago. The Foo Fighters move up one notch to (#3) with “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace” which is a new peak for the 2007 release. George Strait moves back up to (#4) with “Right Or Wrong” which recently celebrated (38) years since it’s release in 1983. Phil Collins rounds out the top five with his debut solo album, “Face Value”, which was originally released in 1981.

Last week’s (#1) Vault Album by the Newsboys, “Born Again”, drops to (#6). Old Dominion’s debut album, “Meat And Candy”, lands at (#8) which is the 2015 album’s first entry into the top ten on Byrdbored. The Country group’s new album, “Time, Tequila & Therapy”, debuts at (#1) on the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart this week.

Another Country artist, Jason Aldean, re-enters the Byrdy Dozen with his second album, “Relentless”, which blasts from (#19) to (#11). It was originally released in 2007 and was his first (#1) album on Byrdbored. The album contains the huge (#1) hit, “Johnny Cash”, which blasts from (#50) to (#13) on the Vault Singles Chart.

(For the week ending October 9, 2021)

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Foo Fighters, Newsboys Lead SongByrd Vault 60 Charts


The Foo Fighters remain on top of the Vault Singles Chart with “The Pretender” despite a very close race. The 2007 hit spends a second week on top and helps continue the 2021 momentum for the Rock act who has seen a resurgence. It was also announced early in 2021 that the Foo Fighters will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame which makes 2021 truly special for the guys.

Alicia Keys is in major celebration mode on Byrdbored as her 2001 single, “Fallin’”, hit it’s 20th year anniversary. The song has been on a steady move up the Vault Singles Chart of late and hits a new peak on Byrdbored at (#2) this week. “Fallin’” also is certified Gold with the new peak position.

Darius Rucker makes a leap with “History In The Making” up four notches to (#3) to remain the top Vault Country song for a third straight week. Tremonti slips down two places to (#4) with “Dust” followed by Kool & The Gang’s “Joanna” which moves up to (#5) from (#8) last week. Kool & The Gang have had a solid Vault year with two other (#1) Vault songs, “Tonight” and “Misled”, earlier in 2021.

Dua Lipa lands her sixth Byrdy Dozen hit single as “Begging” jumps from (#13) to (#8) on the Vault Singles Chart. The song is featured on her self-titled debut album which peaked at (#2) on the Vault Albums Chart earlier in 2021. The album also produced the (#3) Vault single, “New Rules”, earlier in 2021.

The Newsboys re-enter Byrdbored with the title cut to their 2010 album, “Born Again”, as it lands at (#11) on the Vault Singles Chart. The single, “Born Again”, also takes over the top Vault Christian Contemporary song after For King & Country spent eight weeks with “Amen”. The song has been certified Platinum and originally peaked at (#1) for three weeks on Byrdbored during it’s 2010 run.

Reba McEntire scores her 9th Byrdy Dozen hit single as “You’re Gonna Be” blasts from (#22) to (#12) on the Vault Singles Chart. The song is included on her 2005 compilation album, “Reba #1’s”, and had never originally charted on Byrdbored.

On the Vault SongByrd 60 Albums Chart, the Newsboys return to the top of Byrdbored with their 2010 album, “Born Again”. The album originally spent five weeks at (#1) and with a sixth overall week on top moves closer to a 4x Platinum certification.

Last week’s top Vault album, “Learn To Live”, by Darius Rucker drops to (#2) followed by Daughtry’s self-titled debut at (#3). The Foo Fighters blast from (#19) to (#4) with “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace” thanks largely to a second week on top of the Vault Singles Chart for “The Pretender” which is featured on the album. Imagine Dragons round out the top five at (#5) with 2015’s “Smoke & Mirrors”.

The 1981 debut solo album from Phil Collins, “Face Value”, re-enters the Vault Albums Chart at (#8) largely thanks to watching the Classic Albums feature about the release. The album peaked at (#3) on the Vault Albums chart in 2020. Since it was originally released in 1981, the album did not originally chart on Byrdbored since Album charts began in 1983. Collins also re-enters the SongByrd 60 Artists Chart at (#19).

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(For the week ending October 2, 2021)

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Foo Fighters Score (#1) Vault Single With “The Pretender”; Darius Rucker Leads Vault Albums Chart


The fantastic year for the Foo Fighters continues this week as they land their fifth overall (#1) single with “The Pretender” hitting the top. The tune has been one of the most played Vault songs of the year and has slowly worked it’s way to the top. The Foo Fighters biggest hit on Byrdbored is 2002’s “All My Life” which spent four weeks on top and has been certified Diamond.

Another Rock act, Tremonti, blasts from (#8) to (#2) with “Dust” which becomes the band’s highest charting single. Their previous highest charter was their debut hit, “You Waste Your Time”, in 2012 which peaked at (#4). Tremonti’s album, “Dust”, also blasts from (#29) to (#6) on the Vault Albums Chart.

Alicia Keys takes over the top Vault Hot AC song as “Fallin’” leaps from (#9) to (#3). The tune is celebrating it’s 20th year during 2021. ZZ Top slips down to (#4) with “Rough Boy” followed by Genesis at (#5) with “Follow You Follow Me”. Last week’s (#1), “Perfectly Lonely”, by John Mayer drops to (#6).

2007’s debut hit from OneRepublic, “Apologize”, re-enters the Byrdy Dozen at (#12) on the Vault Singles Chart. The hit originally peaked at (#5) on Byrdbored.

Darius Rucker leaps from (#11) to (#1) on the Vault Albums Chart with “Learn To Live”. The album contains the top Vault Country song as “History In The Making” currently sits at (#7). “Learn To Live” originally peaked at (#3) back in 2008. The album is certified Platinum as of this week.

Daughtry’s self-titled album drops to (#2) after landing on top last week. The album was certified 19x Platinum last week thanks to leading the Vault Albums Chart. Imagine Dragons drop to (#3) with “Smoke & Mirrors” followed by Jeremy Camp staying put at (#4) with “Stay”. George Strait rounds out the top five with his former Vault (#1) album, “Right Or Wrong”, at (#5).

Forest Blakk re-enters the Byrdy Dozen with “Minutes” which lands at (#8). “Minutes” peaked at (#2) on the Vault Albums Chart earlier in 2021. OneRepublic’s “Native” jumps from (#18) to (#10) and has been certified Platinum.

(For the week ending September 25, 2021)

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John Mayer, Daughtry Lead SongByrd Vault 60


John Mayer scores his 9th (#1) single as “Perfectly Lonely” hits the top of the SongByrd Vault 60 Singles Chart this week. The hit also receives a Gold certification in the process making Mayer’s 14th Gold or better certified song. The song is included on his former (#1) album, “Battle Studies”, which currently sits at (#7) on the Vault Albums Chart and has been certified 2x Platinum to date.

The Foo Fighters take the top Vault Rock song of the week as “The Pretender” moves up from (#5) to (#2) which is a new peak. “The Pretender” is certified Gold this week giving the Foo Fighters their 8th Gold or better certified song. Last week’s (#1) by ZZ Top, “Rough Boy”, drops to (#3) followed by “Follow You Follow Me” by Genesis at (#4). Kool & The Gang blasts up from (#16) to (#5) with their 1983 single, “Joanna”. It is the group’s third Vault single of 2021 as both “Mislead” and “Tonight” have hit the top of the Vault Singles Chart during the year.

Darius Rucker enters the Vault Singles Chart with his 2009 single, “History In The Making”, at (#6) which is a new peak. The song is featured on Rucker’s second solo album, “Learn To Live”, which peaked at (#3) and has been certified Gold on Byrdbored.

Billy Joel lands his 18th Byrdy Dozen hit with “My Life” leaping from (#15) to (#11). “My Life” is featured on Joel’s 1978 album, “52nd Street” which peaked at (#2) on the Vault Albums Chart earlier in 2021. Joel has had major success in the last year and a half on the Vault Charts and won the Vault Male Vocalist for 2020.

The most successful debut album in Byrdbored history re-enters Byrdbored on top of the Vault Albums Chart this week. Daughtry’s self-titled debut originally spent (26) weeks on top starting in November 2006 and running through early 2007.

The release of Daughtry’s new (#1) album, “Dearly Beloved”, inspires more song plays from the debut album and drives the re-entry. “Daughtry” has spent a total of (111) weeks in the Byrdy Dozen and has been certified 19x Platinum (Diamond) as of this week. The album is currently ranked as the (#5) album in Byrdbored history.

Last week’s (#1) Vault album, “Smoke & Mirrors”, by Imagine Dragons drops to (#2) followed by George Strait’s “Right Or Wrong” at (#3) for a second week. The album was (#1) two weeks ago. Jeremy Camp’s debut album, “Stay”, drops two places to (#4) followed by the debut album by Imagine Dragons, “Night Visions”, at (#5) which jumps up from (#10).

Another artist debut, “Dreaming Out Loud”, by OneRepublic blasts from (#19) to (#6) on the Vault Albums Chart. The album was originally released in 2007 and peaked at (#3) on Byrdbored.

Darius Rucker’s “Learn To Live” re-enters Byrdbored in the Vault Byrdy Dozen at (#11) thanks to his song, “History In The Making”, blasting to (#6) on the Vault Singles Chart.

Skillet re-enters Byrdbored with their Diamond certified album, “Comatose”, which hits (#12) on the Vault Albums Chart. The interest in the band’s 2006 album is mostly due to the announcement of Skillet’s new album, “Dominion”, which is due out January 14, 2021. The first single, “Surviving The Game”, hit (#1) on the SongByrd 60 Singles chart this week.

(For the week ending September 18, 2021)

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“Rough Boy” Leads SongByrd Vault 60 Singles Chart For ZZ Top; Imagine Dragons Take “Smoke & Mirrors” To Top Of Vault Albums Chart


For the fourth time in the last six weeks, ZZ Top rule the top of the Vault Singles Chart. This week, however, it is their 1986 hit single, “Rough Boy”, that takes the lead on the chart. It is the second overall week on top for “Rough Boy” as it originally spent a week on top in 1986. It also spends a sixth overall week as the top Rock song and a second overall week as the top Hot AC song. The song is also certified Diamond this week.

Last week’s top Vault single, “Follow You Follow Me”, by Genesis drops to (#2) this week. For King & Country move up two more notches to (#3) with “Amen” which also spends a sixth straight week as the top Vault Christian Contemporary song. John Mayer blasts from (#12) to a new peak at (#4) with “Perfectly Lonely”. The Foo Fighters drop one slot down to (#5) with “The Pretender” to round out the top five.

Journey has the biggest mover of the week catapulting from (#60) to (#7) with their 1983 hit single, “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)”. The hit originally peaked at (#1) for four weeks in 1983 and spent (16) weeks as the top Rock song. It has been certified Diamond.

Another classic 1980’s hit song, “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”, by Yes re-enters the Byrdy Dozen on the Vault Singles Chart moving from (#13) to (#10). The song originally peaked at (#1) for three weeks in 1984 and spent seven weeks as the top Rock song.

On the Vault Albums Chart, Imagine Dragons take their sophomore album, “Smoke & Mirrors”, back to (#1) for a fifth overall week. The album originally peaked on top of Byrdbored in 2015 and spent four weeks on top. The album has now been certified 6x Platinum on Byrdbored.

Jeremy Camp debuts on top of the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart this week, but also comes in at (#2) on the Vault Albums Chart with his 2002 debut, “Stay”. The album is the top ranked Christian Contemporary album in Byrdbored history currently at (#35). “Stay” originally spent twelve weeks at (#1) and spends a 75th week in the Byrdy Dozen this week. It is one of (43) albums in Byrdbored history to be certified Diamond.

Last week’s top Vault album, “Right Or Wrong”, by George Strait drops to (#3) after one week on top. The Foo Fighters 2007 album, “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace”, blasts from (#24) to a new peak at (#4). The album contains the current Vault top five hit, “The Pretender”. The Everly Brothers self-titled debut album drops one spot to (#5) to round out the top five.

(For the week ending September 11, 2021)

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Genesis, George Strait Top Byrdbored Vault Charts


Genesis began their musical adventure as a trio in 1978 with the release of their album, “…And Then There Were Three”. Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks moved on and took the group to even greater heights on into the 1980’s. The group’s 1978 hit single, “Follow You Follow Me”, moves to the top of the Vault Singles Chart to become the band’s 8th (#1) Byrdbored song this week. The hit jumps from (#3) to (#1) and has been moving up the SongByrd 60 Vault Singles Chart over the last few weeks to reach the pinnacle.

ZZ Top jumps from (#5) to (#2) with “Rough Boy” continuing a steady climb up the Vault Singles Chart. ZZ Top moves back up one slot to (#3) with “Gimme All Your Lovin’”. The Foo Fighters blast from (#12) to (#4) with “The Pretender” which is a new peak for the hit. Also moving to a new peak is For King & Country’s “Amen” which moves from (#7) to (#5) and spends a 5th week as the top Vault Christian Contemporary song.

Mark Tremonti scores his first-ever Byrdy Dozen hit single with his band Tremonti leaping from (#14) to (#9) with “Dust”. Of course, Mark Tremonti is well known for his guitar work in both Creed and Alter Bridge who have landed (27) Byrdy Dozen hits between them.

The 20th anniversary of the song “Fallin’” by Alicia Keys has inspired a run up the SongByrd 60 Vault Singles Chart as it moves from (#15) to (#10). The song did not originally peak in the Byrdy Dozen, but could continue to move up the Vault Singles Chart in coming weeks.

George Strait leads the pack on the Vault Albums Chart as “Right Or Wrong” becomes the Country legends third Vault (#1) Album in the last 19 months. The album was originally released in 1983, but never charted on Byrdbored until recently. The album also contains the top Vault Country song, “You Look So Good In Love”, which debuts at (#14) on the Vault SongByrd 60 Singles Chart.

“Burn The Ships” by Christian Contemporary duo For King & Country moves up to a new peak at (#2) followed by last week’s top Vault Album, “Texas Flood”, by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble at (#3). The Everly Brothers self-tilted debut album leaps from (#18) to (#4) after the passing of Don Everly. OneRepublic rounds out the top five with their second album, “Waking Up”, which peaked at (#2) in 2009.

Imagine Dragons have re-entries of their first three albums as “Smoke & Mirrors” comes in at (#6), “Night Visions” hits (#8) and “Evolve” lands at (#12). Their new album, “Mercury Act I”, is the High Flyin’ Debut on the SongByrd 60 Albums Chart hitting the top and marking their fourth straight (#1) album. Their debut album, “Night Visions”, is their only album to not hit the top of Byrdbored.

(For the week ending September 4, 2021)

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