On the WEEKEND TOP 20 this week, emo-rapper Juice WRLD quickly rises up the charts with the heartbreakingly powerful anthem Lucid Dreams, now at #13. Meanwhile, two new songs debut. Franz Ferdinand, the Scottish indie band popular in the 2000’s, have made it back the charts with their new single “Glimpse of Love”, debuting at #20. Martin Garrix and Khalid also debut with their collab track Ocean at #18. Check out facts about this week’s hits below.
Knocker: “I See Love” by Jonas Blue feat. Joe Jonas
- EDM producer Jonas Blue and pop/rock star Joe Jonas team up for this tropical feel-good track entitled ‘I See Love”. The Jonases created this song for the animated movie Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, released last August.
Debut: “Glimpse of Love” by Franz Ferdinand
- In 2004, the Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand took over rock radio with their hit “Take Me Out”. 14 years later, they’re storming the airwaves once again with their new song, “Glimpse of Love”, taken from their 15th album Always Ascending. Lyrically, the song talks about how even one “glimpse” of love, like one snap of a photograph, can last so long.
Debut: “Ocean” by Martin Garrix feat. Khalid
- Dutch DJ and producer Martin Garrix, who is best known for his house mixes, teamed up with American singer-songwriter Khalid for the song “Ocean”, Garrix’s first pop-oriented song in a while. The song’s lyrics center on the idea that the power of love is unstoppable, even the “ocean” can’t separate two lovers.
Gossip: Juice WRLD
- The 19-year old Juice WRLD, now joins the ranks of his idol and fellow Chicago-native Kanye West, when his song reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 charts with only his debut song, Lucid Dreams. The relatively new rapper describes his musical influence as genre-wide, going from rock music to rap. Juice WRLD has been branded by many music critics as “emo” and “rock leaning”, but definitely “genre-bending”. His songs also often focus on heart-breaks and “wounded feelings”.
#1: ‘Have It All” by Jason Mraz
- Jason Mraz admits that the state of the world right now had him feeling down. In an interview with Billboard, he said that “that he world had changed a lot since 2012… [he] wrote a lot of frustrated, angry, even sad songs between then and now”. So he went to Myanmar and talked with a Buddhist monk, which inspired him to bring to light once again peace and joy to the music scene.