Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Midweek Chart: 22 June 2022

     Twice a week, Tad's LGBT Music Chart brings you the Top 50 music videos by LGBTQ artists from around the world.     

Midweek chart for 22nd June, 2022

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Chart notes:
   American musician Conan Gray (from Lemon Grove, California) takes over the #1 spot on the LGBT chart at midweek with "Yours", moving up 1 more place from the weekend's #2 position. The lyrics speak to the experience of being used by someone who you mistakenly thought was yours forever. In the beginning of the song, Conan is struggling with the painful realization that he was never actually theirs. As the music continues, he comes to understand that it's not really his loss after all. Over the past three days, the video for "Yours" has gained an additional 140,193 views on YouTube (which is an increase of 3.14% since the weekend's chart).

   Five videos move up into the Top 10 at midweek. American trio Muna (from Los Angeles, California) climbs 7 notches to #4 with "Kind Of Girl". Swedish singer Darin rises 13 spots to #6 with "Superstar". Lithuanian musician Gabrielius Vagelis leaps ahead 15 places to #7 with "Man Trūksta Dienų". American singer/songwriter Jordy (originally from Chicago, Illinois) gains 6 positions to reach #8 with "Dry Spell". They're joined in the Top 10 by German artist Leopold, who's moving up 10 more spots to #10 with "Breathe Out".

   Seven songs fall off the chart to make way for six new songs and one re-entry. The highest debut at midweek was "Dumi" by Ukrainian singer/songwriter Artem Pyvovarov, entering the chart at #39. The track is a duet with Ukrainian vocalist Nadija Dorofeeva. Their new single is inspired by the poem "My Thoughts, My Thoughts" by Ukrainian poet Taras Grigorovich, which speaks of sadness and regret on the loss of freedom in their native Motherland and yet hints at faith in whatever changes the future might bring. Over the past half-week, the video for "Dumi" has gained an additional 739,402 YouTube views (which is a massive increase of 20.37% over the previous chart period!).

   Further down the chart, we have 5 more debuts by LGBTQ artists from Italy, Belgium, Chile, Wales, England, and Kenya:
  • Blanco (from Italy)
  • Pierre De Maere (from Belgium)
  • Moral Distraída (from Chile)
  • Bright Light Bright Light (from Wales, UK) and Ian "H" Watkins (from England, UK)
  • Chimano (from Kenya)

   Chart positions are based on points assigned from a combination of YouTube views and votes. If you'd like to vote for your favorite videos, please feel free to leave a comment on this blog (anonymous comments are permitted) or send me a private message (see the contact info below). Suggestions for new videos are also welcomed, but they must be from an LGBTQ artist and they must be available on YouTube.

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The midweek Top 50 LGBT chart:
This week Last week Artist & title Orig. Peak Weeks on chart
1 2 Conan Gray – “Yours” US 1 6
2 3 Hayley Kiyoko – “For the Girls” US 2 5
3 8 Joy Oladokun – “Purple Haze” US 3 4
4 11 Muna – “Kind Of Girl” US 4 6
5 7 Tove Lo – “No One Dies From Love” SE 1 10
6 19 Darin – “Superstar” SE 6 3
7 22 Gabrielius Vagelis – “Man Trūksta Dienų” LT 7 3
8 14 Jordy – “Dry Spell” US 8 4
9 1 Måneskin – “Supermodel” IT 1 7
10 20 Leopold – “Breathe Out” DE 10 3
11 5 Raymix – “Supernova” MX 5 4
12 15 Bruno Gadiol – “Anestesiado” BR 12 4
13 4 G Flip – “Get Me Outta Here” AU 4 6
14 9 Zee Machine – “Habit” US 9 4
15 24 Oscar And The Wolf – “Dancing Machine” BE 15 3
16 37 Panic! At The Disco – “Viva Las Vengeance” US 16 2
17 32 Kelechi & Vincint – “Just Another Song” US 17 3
18 28 Todrick Hall – “Pre-Madonna” US 18 4
19 25 Pale Waves – “Lies” GB 19 4
20 36 Kylie Minogue & Peggy Gou – “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (Peggy Gou’s Midnight Remix)” AU/KR/ DE 20 2
21 42 Michel Bravi – “Zodiaco” IT 21 2
22 12 Mұss Keta – “Finimondo” IT 4 7
23 38 Oliver Sim – “Fruit” GB 23 3
24 33 Wapayasos – “Living La Vida Loca” MX 24 3
25 39 Jack Hawitt – “Louder” GB 25 3
26 18 Sheldon Riley – “Hold Me Closer” AU 18 4
27 6 Brandon Colbein – “Boy You Like” US 5 7
28 40 Johnny Hooker – “Cuba” BR 28 2
29 10 Michael Medrano – “Naked” US 7 6
30 43 Immanuel Casto – “Wasabi Shock” IT 30 2
31 13 Jeffrey Chan – “Vertigo” AU 9 6
32 31 Girl In Red – “HornyLovesickMess” NO 8 7
33 16 Lady Gaga – “Hold My Hand” US 3 9
34 17 Jamie Hannah – “Flowers” GB 1 11
35 46 Aymz – “Larries” AT 35 2
36 30 The Overtones & Michael Ball – “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” GB 10 6
37 23 Felix Jaehn, The Stickmen Project, & Calum Scott – “Rain In Ibiza” DE/GB 2 10
38 27 Carly Rae Jepsen – “Western Wind” CA 5 9
39 New Artem Pyvovarov & Dorofeeva – “Dumi” UK 39 1
40 New Blanco – “Nostalgia” IT 40 1
41 48 Conchita Wurst – “Car (IDHLARGT)” AT 41 2
42 47 Hollie Col – “Julia” AU 42 2
43 R/E Reigen – “Tu Ritmo (I Want Your Rhythm)” US 1 8
44 45 Leone – “Talk To Me” US 44 3
45 49 Maud Geffray & Rebeka Warrior – “I Fall At 5” FR 45 2
46 50 Barbacius & Una Típica Francisca – “Príncipe” CL 46 2
47 New Pierre De Maere – “Roméo” BE 47 1
48 New Moral Distraída – “Los Que Me Abrigan Al Sonreir” CL 48 1
49 New Bright Light Bright Light & Ian ‘H’ Watkins – “Moves” GB 49 1
50 New Chimano – “Freedom” KE 50 1

Numbers on a gold-colored background indicate a new peak position.

Falling off the chart this week: Orig. Peak Weeks on chart
** 21 Fancy Hagood – “Bored” US 2 7
** 26 Laskaar – “Enemigo” CH/ES 26 4
** 29 Sam Smith – “Love Me More” GB 2 10
** 34 Kehlani – “Up At Night” US 16 4
** 35 Orville Peck – “Daytona Sand” ZA/CA 1 14
** 41 Ezra Furman – “Forever In Sunset” US 41 3
** 44 Alek Sandar – “All I Ever Wanted” BG/US 44 3


Codes used in the ‘Origin’ columns from the tables above
AT = Austria AU = Australia BE = Belgium
BG = Bulgaria BR = Brazil CA = Canada
CH = Switzerland CL = Chile DE = Germany
ES = Spain FR = France GB = Great Britain
IT = Italy KE = Kenya KR = South Korea
LT = Lithuania MX = Mexico NO = Norway
SE = Sweden UK = Ukraine US = United States
ZA = South Africa