When we got our first computer as a kid, I used it to keep a running list of all the top songs on Casey Kasem’s American Top 40. (#nerdalert) Some things haven’t changed. Each week, I update a playlist on my Rdio account to keep track of all the songs that make it on BBC Radio One’s Chart Show. The Chart Show is basically the UK version of AT40. Some of the tracks end up on the American charts, but many do not.
Here are a bunch of my favorite songs of the year that I learned about through The Chart Show. Some became US hits, some didn’t, but all are awesome:
Into the Blue, Kylie Minogue
Ready for Your Love, Gorgon City featuring MNEK
Rather Be, Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynn
Riptide, Vance Joy
Am I Wrong, Nico & Vines
Waves (Robin Schulz Radio Edit), Mr. Probz